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09-07-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By jwgd

Yes. Run what you brung and have some fun! I...

Yes. Run what you brung and have some fun!

I would recommend against racing in shorts that are too baggy as they could interfere with remounts. I've had them get caught on the saddle so I just...
07-03-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,610
Posted By jwgd

Last fall when shopping for a budget cx i...

Last fall when shopping for a budget cx i considered this (ended up going super-budget and adding canti-studs to my frankenbike instead.)

Canti-only and 40 tires may be pushing it but it has track...
06-22-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20,338
Views: 3,469,269
Posted By jwgd

"...it's so rare it's almost as if it doesn't...

"...it's so rare it's almost as if it doesn't exist..." :roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:
05-18-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By jwgd

Good Deal on 7-Speed Freewheels

Stumbled on this at Jenson for a good price and ordered a couple for my parts bin. These are the Singapore-made HG37 freewheels. They're uglier than the Sunrace ones but seem to be built better. My...
04-19-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5,031
Views: 3,524,996
Posted By jwgd

This started out as a $25 craigslist find....

This started out as a $25 craigslist find. http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/619254-latest-project-shogun-700-a.html

After racing cross on it last fall, I decided to add some canti bosses....
02-06-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,272
Posted By jwgd

That explains it. Thanks! It kind of feels like...

That explains it. Thanks! It kind of feels like when I used some canti levers with v-brakes on an old mountain bike only not as extreme.
02-06-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,272
Posted By jwgd

9-Speed Sora Cable Pull?

I recently replaced a pair of Cane Creek SCR-5 levers with new 9-speed Shimano Sora STI shifters. After the swap, it feels like there is no modulation, especially on the rear.

With the old levers,...
02-03-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,627
Posted By jwgd

This one from origin8 comes with both crown...

This one from origin8 comes with both crown races. Sealed cartridge bearings, cups are 30.2 and stack height is 42.5. I replaced an old loose-ball tange falcon and the fit was fine.

Product...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By jwgd

Ride With GPS is a great app. Shows career,...

Ride With GPS is a great app. Shows career, yearly, monthly and weekly mileage. Has great route discovery and planning tools. Allows export and import of GPX, etc files. There's a social aspect but...
03-24-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,074
Posted By jwgd

My On One Inbred mountain bike has these drop...

My On One Inbred mountain bike has these drop outs. For me, it's the most versatile arrangement and I really like it. I've found it's best to drop the chain off the crank before removing the wheel....
08-14-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,010
Posted By jwgd

A fun but hot day in Pisgah. 471218

A fun but hot day in Pisgah.

471218
01-22-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By jwgd

What derailleur/shifter did you mate to the...

What derailleur/shifter did you mate to the 5-speed freewheel? If the indexing works well, this would be a good solution for a similar project I have. Thanks.
12-19-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By jwgd

I doubt you'd die on the first hill. And if you...

I doubt you'd die on the first hill. And if you had to get off and walk, so what? There were lots of people doing it and they were all having a good time. This was the first time I'd ever ridden in...
12-18-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By jwgd

You're right. I checked my ego at the starting...

You're right. I checked my ego at the starting line and put some 28c's and a 12-32 cassette on my bike. Not having any illusions of a good "result" made it one of the most fun events I've ever...
10-05-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,841
Posted By jwgd

That's a cool, fun bike to ride. Here's mine....

That's a cool, fun bike to ride. Here's mine. It's my main ride now. Moved the 600 bits to my commuter and installed a 9-speed Ultegra/105 mix....
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,337
Posted By jwgd

nice. what's the current score?

nice. what's the current score?
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 05:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,337
Posted By jwgd

I'll probably just mix it up. I'm just not used...

I'll probably just mix it up. I'm just not used to having so many options! It'll just depend on how I feel that morning I guess. The only thing that will suck is I have to cross one of the busiest...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 04:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,337
Posted By jwgd

How close is too close?

Found out yesterday that my company is moving to a location about 2 miles from my house! I'm thinking about just ditching the bike and just walking. Anyone else out there have crazy short commutes?
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By jwgd

That's a good bag. I've been using one for about...

That's a good bag. I've been using one for about a year now. You can put a TON of stuff in it. Only downside is it's not waterproof (easily remedied with a contractor grade trash bag) and my back...
06-20-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By jwgd

Asheville C&Vers

Hey everyone. I'm going to be in Asheville next weekend (sans bike unfortunately) and am wondering if there are any flea markets, co-ops etc I should check out.

We have a co-op here in Charlotte...
04-15-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,319
Posted By jwgd

You download this and tweak it a bit with...

You download this and tweak it a bit with Inkscape or Illustrator. Inkscape is free btw.

http://www.seeklogo.com/peugeot-logo-108114.html
03-11-10, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,181
Posted By jwgd

http://www.seeklogo.com/search.html?q=Colnago

http://www.seeklogo.com/search.html?q=Colnago
03-11-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,181
Posted By jwgd

Lots of good vector logos on these sites. We use...

Lots of good vector logos on these sites. We use them when someone comes in and says "I need a 6 foot banner. Can you scan the logo from my business card?" Um...yeah sure.

http://www.seeklogo.com/...
03-07-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,113
Posted By jwgd

There's really not much to say. 1) I sanded...

There's really not much to say.
1) I sanded down all of the rust to good metal and just roughed up the rest of the paint.
2) Cleaned really well and primed with Rustoleum Professional. Let it sit...
03-06-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,113
Posted By jwgd

Well, here it is. I was originally leaning...

Well, here it is. I was originally leaning against a repaint but the fading on one side was just too bad. Rubbing compound and polish couldn't help it. Brush-painted the white with 1-shot and rattle...
03-05-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By jwgd

mickey-you're right on that one. I've only read...

mickey-you're right on that one. I've only read about the Raleigh threading. Never actually come across it. BianchiGirl, I saw those shifters while searching for a solution last night. But I already...
03-05-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By jwgd

Shimano...ARGGHHHH!

It's bad enough I have to figure out how to mount cable stops on their weird keyed bosses. But now I have to find two 4.5MM bolts. Not an M4. Not an M5 but a 4.5. I actually went to a nut & bolt...
02-24-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,651
Posted By jwgd

Late 80's road bikes are definitely the sweet...

Late 80's road bikes are definitely the sweet spot for me.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_aI0HmpEBh0w/Sz50woJ-5_I/AAAAAAAAAHc/B8UreyF_OsU/s800/100_1765.jpg
Nishiki Tri-A
...
02-22-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 62,345
Views: 9,446,510
Posted By jwgd

This looks like a good catch for someone. If I...

This looks like a good catch for someone. If I didn't already have a project in the works I'd be all over it.

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/1612312215.html
02-09-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By jwgd

I would recommend sticking with the 27" wheels. I...

I would recommend sticking with the 27" wheels. I converted my 86 LeTour to 700c and it really feels weird to me. I just can't get used to the lower bottom bracket. You will also need long-reach...
02-03-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,113
Posted By jwgd

Wow, thanks for all of the replies. Southpaw, you...

Wow, thanks for all of the replies. Southpaw, you did a great job on your ride.

I am now leaning towards repainting the head tube only and trying to polish the rest of the frame. Since I didn't...
02-02-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,113
Posted By jwgd

It is Tange Champion 2. I would agree with you...

It is Tange Champion 2. I would agree with you about painting except one side is faded really bad. The headtube badge can be removed and I think I can mask off the Tange label.
02-01-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,113
Posted By jwgd

The latest project...Shogun 700

Since my buddy gave me a Nishiki Tri-A this past summer I've really come to appreciate 80's japanese steel. Somehow this frame and fork found it's way into my shop. I'm guessing early 80's since it...
01-07-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 47,537
Posted By jwgd

It's a Strada LX. Based on the 1986-87 "Campione...

It's a Strada LX. Based on the 1986-87 "Campione del mondo" sticker on the downtube, I'm guessing '88 or '89. Nothing special really, hi-ten fork and stays. It originally came with entry level...
01-06-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 47,537
Posted By jwgd

Here's my crazy tall late 80's Bianchi. Saddle...

Here's my crazy tall late 80's Bianchi. Saddle height matches my other bikes but standover is in the negative numbers so it's relegated to a hook in my shop.
...
10-23-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,038
Posted By jwgd

Send those pics to the guys at mombat.org. If...

Send those pics to the guys at mombat.org. If they don't know, then no one will.

http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/index.html
10-10-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,794
Posted By jwgd

" Our late '70s Motobecanes can handle gravel...

" Our late '70s Motobecanes can handle gravel roads and even sand trails just fine. We have 32mm tires on these bikes: mine are Panaracer Pasela Tourguards and my husband's are Continental Ultra...
10-08-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By jwgd

Paramount Frame on CL

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/1411980646.html

Hey all,

Just wondered if anyone thought this was looking into. From what I've read about Paramounts, $50 seems like a reasonable price, even...
07-22-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 17,318
Posted By jwgd

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=511632&l=932...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=511632&l=93225a360f&id=1143532184

86 Schwinn LeTour
Frame for 27" wheels with a 700c Cannondale fork.
700c wheels
6 speed shifters mounted as barends...
02-16-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By jwgd

Thanks guys. He's going to leave it with me for a...

Thanks guys. He's going to leave it with me for a few weeks to tune-up. I seriously doubt it will need much other than cleaning. I may suggest going the alloy wheel route since I think he wants to...
02-15-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By jwgd

Shimano Positron Question

My father-in-law just purchased a Schwinn Caliente that's in amazing shape for its age. It has the Shimano Positron shifters on the stem and the FFS cranks. It's my understanding that the positron...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By jwgd

Another thing to look at is the head tube. The...

Another thing to look at is the head tube. The Galaxy uses a 1" while the CX has a 1.125". The latter being the current standard and easier/cheaper to upgrade or repair if needed. The downside to the...
11-11-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By jwgd

That looks like a freewheel. The FR-5 is for a...

That looks like a freewheel. The FR-5 is for a freehub cassette. See the top of the page you referenced for the difference. I think the FR-1 is probably what you need....
11-09-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By jwgd

Custom-fitting a helmet

I was talking to a pro-team mechanic today and he was telling me that they use a hot coat hanger to get a custom fit for their riders' helmets. Something about bending the coat hanger around the...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By jwgd

It's a flick bell. Just a bell with a "hammer" on...

It's a flick bell. Just a bell with a "hammer" on a spring.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By jwgd

Here's how I had mine mounted a while back....

Here's how I had mine mounted a while back. They're Sora shifters though. Don't know how it would work with the paddle on other TI levers.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-08, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,692
Posted By jwgd

+1 on the Kona. When I first saw the Paddy Wagon,...

+1 on the Kona. When I first saw the Paddy Wagon, I thought "man, if that thing only had gears." This is it! That bike is cool with a K.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 05:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By jwgd

Marwi NightPro BullitE Help

I dropped my light this morning and now the stupid thing won't turn on. I suspect the bulb is shot. Its a 6v 6w MR11 halogen. Do you think I can replace it with one of these from Home Depot? Its 10w...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,022,568
Posted By jwgd

Left work a few minutes early to time-trial my...

Left work a few minutes early to time-trial my 5-mile route to the bus station as nasty, nasty thunderheads formed in the west. Needless to say I lost. I've ridden in some heavy rain before, but I...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By jwgd

Yeah, the traffic is one reason. The other is...

Yeah, the traffic is one reason. The other is getting across the river safely. When I worked on the north side of town, there was a nice wide 4 lane bridge with a shoulder that I could cross and...
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