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09-16-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,447
Posted By bigredkevbot

Agreed. It looks like the tape was removed...

Agreed. It looks like the tape was removed without adding gloss/finish to even out the coat #'s.
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Views: 1,095
Posted By bigredkevbot

1987 Pinarello Asolo

Hi Folks of C&V BF,

I picked up an all-original (minus maybe a wheel and the tires/bar wraps) 1987 Pinarello Asolo. It's really neat because it has the last group of arabesque Shimano 600...
09-16-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,902
Posted By bigredkevbot

Check the inside bolts of the rear wheel. I had...

Check the inside bolts of the rear wheel. I had an issue that I thought was BB related, and it turns out the bolts on the inside of the rear wheel had loosened up and were clicking/making a...
09-16-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By bigredkevbot

Could be the stretch/spacing on the...

Could be the stretch/spacing on the cassette/freewheel/cogs. It could also be an indexing issue (rear mech cable tension). I would loosen your cable maybe a quarter (1/4) to a half (1/2) turn and see...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,408
Posted By bigredkevbot

Check out the All-City Spacehorse and the...

Check out the All-City Spacehorse and the Specialized Tri-Cross. I know Spacehorse meets all criteria except the stock has a Tiagra group (really not worse than the 10-speed 105's out there).
Forum: Northeast
09-13-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,866
Posted By bigredkevbot

Did you ride out there from anywhere, or just a...

Did you ride out there from anywhere, or just a sprint to the top?
09-10-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 14,910
Posted By bigredkevbot

As a young man (24 is still young, right?!) I...

As a young man (24 is still young, right?!) I always stress that a foundation of knowledge will be a good deterrent from disappointment and frustration when it comes to cycling. Educate yourself then...
Forum: Touring
09-10-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By bigredkevbot

Multitools - How many is too many?

Hi All,

I'm trying to hone my touring minimalism and essentials down to a fine count here. I'm wondering what thoughts are on multitools! I have an awesome Performance Bike multitool from back in...
Forum: Northeast
08-28-15, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,866
Posted By bigredkevbot

Rode the length of the minute man for a quick...

Rode the length of the minute man for a quick sprint last night (tired to make it the full lap before sunset). Was successful and had time to make dinner :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,937
Posted By bigredkevbot

I've started a habit of waving at every car...

I've started a habit of waving at every car pulling out into the road from my right.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 96,285
Posted By bigredkevbot

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,430.55 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,430.55
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5,350.3 (7,393.4 total) [124/124]
f1xedgear​(NC) _____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
johnlp (AZ)...
Forum: Northeast
08-14-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8,945
Views: 1,026,866
Posted By bigredkevbot

I'll be taking a spin out for 35-70 miles...

I'll be taking a spin out for 35-70 miles (depending on weather and conditions) this Sunday along the Minuteman starting from Cambridge/Somerville! It's always a warm up and cool-down ride.

-Red
Forum: Commuting
05-28-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,518
Posted By bigredkevbot

I hear gloves for the temperature, though I...

I hear gloves for the temperature, though I notice on long rides I get bruises on my palms, though I am developing a strange callous. I have considered getting some fingerless gloves or putting gel...
05-19-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By bigredkevbot

I've ridden through Sudbury a number of times,...

I've ridden through Sudbury a number of times, including a few weeks ago. That's really scary to think that happened. Condolences to family, friends, and the injured/deceased. Stay vigilant fellow...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 96,285
Posted By bigredkevbot

augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,082.2...

augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,082.2 (4,521.4 total) [75/75]
scroca (MT) _____________________________ 3,067.01
buzzbee (CA) ____________________________ 2,556.0
gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,198
Posted By bigredkevbot

Been riding my All-City to work all last week and...

Been riding my All-City to work all last week and this week. I wanna take my fixed gear to work this Friday, but I need to swap the chain out (there's a local roller race so I may be doing that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,608
Posted By bigredkevbot

+1 Have you ridden any of these bikes?...

+1

Have you ridden any of these bikes? Until you climb onto on, you won't really know how it feels. Each brand has it's own "signature" feel; try them all!
05-13-15, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,870
Posted By bigredkevbot

Firstly, I will never be the "hot bod"...

Firstly, I will never be the "hot bod" 20-something in the bar :lol:

To me, being fit and healthy means that your regular physical condition (we all get sick, eventually most of us break a bone,...
05-07-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By bigredkevbot

For on/off road mix - try something like the 32mm...

For on/off road mix - try something like the 32mm Panaracer Ubran Messenger tires. For on road only use I run 23mm Panaracer evo A. Both run well at high and low pressure. If you want something more...
05-07-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 13,812
Posted By bigredkevbot

at somewhere between 200-230lbs (no scale to...

at somewhere between 200-230lbs (no scale to weigh myself) and 6'0" on the dot I rode 100 miles (actually 103.7 miles) with 5,400' of elevation change on May 2nd. This month I think I'm at 150 mi...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,833
Posted By bigredkevbot

I ride to work 5 miles each way (pretty short...

I ride to work 5 miles each way (pretty short right now, that may shoot up to 14 miles each way). I wear Mountain Hardware or other lightweight and breathable active T-Shirts and I fold my pants and...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,935
Posted By bigredkevbot

So here's my pitch: if you are riding on a lit...

So here's my pitch: if you are riding on a lit street and want to be seen (as opposed to be able to see) you need 200 lumens minimum. If you want to be seen well - 400.

If you are out on trails,...
05-05-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,870
Posted By bigredkevbot

30bananasaday.com/DurianRider

Durianrider's Blog | Not even 5 lawsuits have shut this blog down..the TRUTH must go on.. (http://durianrider.com/)
30 Bananas a Day! (http://www.30bananasaday.com/)

So I wanted to see if any of...
05-01-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,869
Posted By bigredkevbot

Hi All, Thanks for your input/advice. I just...

Hi All,

Thanks for your input/advice. I just mounted it while I took my morning commute and within about 10-15 minutes it locked on a GPS signal. I had sat with it outside for a few minutes...
04-30-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,869
Posted By bigredkevbot

Out-of-the-box Garmin 810 Edge

Hi All,

Is it possible to use the Garmin Edge 810 out of the box, without registering it, if I have a pre-loaded map data card? When I try to use the map function it says locating satellites for a...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,260
Posted By bigredkevbot

Mizzen+Main (http://mizzenandmain.com/) ...

Mizzen+Main (http://mizzenandmain.com/)

Mizzen and Main has gained a loyal following for being "Athletic Fit", durable, and moisture-wicking. I, being someone of non-"Athletic Fit" have yet to...
04-21-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57,374
Views: 8,325,296
Posted By bigredkevbot

Trek 2300 Pro Racing Bike...

Trek 2300 Pro Racing Bike (http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/bik/4984507668.html)
Forum: Commuting
04-15-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By bigredkevbot

Also the Crossrip 2013 comes in black (there was...

Also the Crossrip 2013 comes in black (there was no LTD model that year).

Additionally, is there a reason that Gregg's Cycle link looks like parts of the bike (handlebars, crank, seat) are from a...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,898
Posted By bigredkevbot

KRYPTONITE New York U-Lock - Eastern Mountain...

KRYPTONITE New York U-Lock - Eastern Mountain Sports...
04-03-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By bigredkevbot

Vintage Trek Gallery - Kevin Maher's 1978 Trek...

Vintage Trek Gallery - Kevin Maher's 1978 Trek 530 Steel Road Bike (http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek_galleryKM.htm) and Another Look-alike (http://www.cyclofiend.com/cc/2009/cc743-jimbooth1209.html)...
Forum: Touring
04-03-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By bigredkevbot

Levi's makes a surprisingly good commuter line of...

Levi's makes a surprisingly good commuter line of jeans and jean-shorts. They're water resistant, double gusseted, and have built in u-lock and reflective strips.

Additionally, Rapha supposedly...
Forum: Touring
04-02-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,150
Posted By bigredkevbot

1) Gear ratio- I think gears make a huge...

1) Gear ratio- I think gears make a huge difference. With a lot of mountain bikes, the gear ratio (stock, mind you alterations can completely flip this on it's head) is lower, making it so that your...
Forum: Touring
04-02-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Posted By bigredkevbot

Ideally when camping, hiking, or cycle-touring...

Ideally when camping, hiking, or cycle-touring your set up is entirely compartmentalized. All of your on-trail/on-bike clothes in one stuff sack, off-trail/off-bike clothes in another, first aid and...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,229
Posted By bigredkevbot

Trek 1000 56cm...

Trek 1000 56cm (http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/4908621707.html)

I would go for that: newer, aluminum. Also, you're 5'11"? you probably ride a 55cm or 56cm, not a 62cm! Some of the bikes...
03-31-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By bigredkevbot

It kinda sounds like your bike is too small? The...

It kinda sounds like your bike is too small? The second issue sounds like you're top tube is a little short. What size is the bike and what are your measurements (inseam, height)?
Forum: Northeast
03-31-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By bigredkevbot

I went to college at UMass Amherst, so cheers! I...

I went to college at UMass Amherst, so cheers! I agree with what's been said, biking out to Sunderland or using the Rail Trail is ideal. Check out biking down by Hampshire College, there are a lot of...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,656
Posted By bigredkevbot

Sounds like you need to clean your chain first....

Sounds like you need to clean your chain first. Thick or "wet" lubes like Chain-L seep into your chain. If the chain isn't properly cleaned (I take mine off, submerge it in a bucket of chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,371
Posted By bigredkevbot

You are a cyclist, not some special deity...

You are a cyclist, not some special deity blessing the road. Follow the rules like a car would, and you will be respected as any decent driver would be. You crossed double yellow lines to get around...
Forum: Touring
03-30-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,172
Posted By bigredkevbot

There's a store near me that has this vending...

There's a store near me that has this vending machine outdoors that also has a pump (http://cannondalesportstore.csg.ammirati.net/img/cambridge-store.jpg). The only issue is that the pump is used by...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-15, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By bigredkevbot

I think this works with wet fluffy snow, but even...

I think this works with wet fluffy snow, but even colder more densely falling snow won't be "cut" or "sliced" as it will just get packed around your tire and then you're at the whim of gravity. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By bigredkevbot

I just spent a winter in record breaking snow...

I just spent a winter in record breaking snow accumulation in Boston, MA. If you haven't heard about the sheer quantity of snow we received here this winter, please get out from under your rock :lol:...
Forum: Touring
03-30-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,059
Posted By bigredkevbot

Thanks everyone for your responses! It's really...

Thanks everyone for your responses! It's really helpful to have this input. I re-routed opting to hug the Connecticut coastline rather than go through Long Island. A large number of friends...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,560
Posted By bigredkevbot

It's the closest we'll ever get to flying...why...

It's the closest we'll ever get to flying...why not fly fast?!

My recommendation is work on controlling your cadence - this may require a cadence meter.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,815
Posted By bigredkevbot

I work in an office and usually either bike in...

I work in an office and usually either bike in Lycra or athletic shorts, or I have Levi's Commuter jeans in a beige/khaki color. Very durable, and I wear them around the office. Just be careful of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,601
Posted By bigredkevbot

My next choice of wheels is going to be a set of...

My next choice of wheels is going to be a set of Archetypes laced to a CK hub with CX-Rays. You can get them on Velomine. My other idea was to get them laced to White Industries T11 hubs (that hot...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-15, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,869
Posted By bigredkevbot

As an All-City Space Horse owner, I have to...

As an All-City Space Horse owner, I have to recommend All-City bikes when it's appropriate. You can run up to 42c tires on the SH, so off-roading is an option. The bike is made to have relaxed road...
Forum: Foo
03-25-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 77,807
Posted By bigredkevbot

My condolences to Tom's friends, family, and all...

My condolences to Tom's friends, family, and all those who were lucky enough to be touched by his courage and strength. May he only have the finest things in the afterlife.
Ride on Tom
03-24-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,159
Posted By bigredkevbot

Thanks HillRider, but you mentioned something a...

Thanks HillRider, but you mentioned something a little different in another post:

"Your rear wheel won't accept an 11-speed cassette as Shimano 11-speed freehub bodies and cassettes are a bit...
03-24-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,159
Posted By bigredkevbot

Chris King Hub 10-Speed vs 11-Speed Compatibility

Hi All,

I had a question regarding freehub compatibility: would I need to change the freehub body on a Chris King R45 hub to go from a 10-speed 105 drive train to an 11-speed Ultegra drive train?...
Forum: Touring
03-23-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,059
Posted By bigredkevbot

We may end up taking the Paulus Hook Ferry from...

We may end up taking the Paulus Hook Ferry from the WTC to Jersey City. It's actually factored into the ride on RideWithGPS. I think Washington Bridge is a little out of the way, but good to keep it...
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