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Forum: Want To Buy
09-30-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By Ruffinit

An interesting request. I've owned 3 T700s and a...

An interesting request. I've owned 3 T700s and a T500. All of them new. The one I've taken around the world has over 50,000 miles on it. Great bike, good luck.
10-27-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 29,050
Posted By Ruffinit

Actually I prefer doubleshifting (one hand two...

Actually I prefer doubleshifting (one hand two shifters) with down tube shifters to any other method of halfstep shifting. I'll guarantee that you would be hard pressed to shift faster or more...
09-24-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By Ruffinit

+1 to Kotts & pacificaslim Rule of thumb is...

+1 to Kotts & pacificaslim

Rule of thumb is just that. I like to be stretched out and find that over the years certain formulas work for me. The best experience you'll have is when you break from...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,040
Posted By Ruffinit

Nope, not skeer'd for myself anyway. Just for my...

Nope, not skeer'd for myself anyway. Just for my wife, daughters, grandaughters that would have to live life without me there.

Ride safe ya'll .. Being a 20 year military man, I've come to...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,782
Posted By Ruffinit

Dude, that's a wicked good pen.. take me away!

Dude, that's a wicked good pen.. take me away!
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,782
Posted By Ruffinit

After putting over 50, 000 miles on in Washington...

After putting over 50, 000 miles on in Washington State; I would rate Continentals above any other when it comes to wet weather riding. Because of their tread compound they stick. I'd ridden a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,153
Posted By Ruffinit

I'm diggin these: TETcycles.com ...

I'm diggin these: TETcycles.com

http://tetcycles.com/bikes/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/trikepagemn.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,894
Posted By Ruffinit

Scott DropIns, CODA Holy Headset Stem, Strada...

Scott DropIns, CODA Holy Headset Stem, Strada wireless and Profile tape:

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Replies: 29
Views: 4,495
Posted By Ruffinit

And I was rooting for the 520.. I love the looks...

And I was rooting for the 520.. I love the looks of that bike.

I've taken many, many prospective buyers out on test rides and made the rounds of the shops doing so. There were very few times...
Forum: Touring
08-17-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By Ruffinit

I've used the triangular bags (TT/ST) that have...

I've used the triangular bags (TT/ST) that have shoulder straps, and the front triangular bags (HT/TT/DT) for smaller stuff and they're fine for small stuff. As ploeg stated the rear panniers being...
Forum: Touring
08-13-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By Ruffinit

+1 I agree wholeheartedly. Normally I plan and...

+1 I agree wholeheartedly.
Normally I plan and plan and plan (too much)... I figure out where I want to go and find a route, then find alternative routes based upon the scenery or happenings along...
Forum: Touring
08-12-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By Ruffinit

I like to keep at the 100 mile/day when touring...

I like to keep at the 100 mile/day when touring with 4 panniers/tent, though I've done as far as 200/day. I ride a Bridgestone T700 (27x1 1/4) and keep them inflated over 100psi. I also have deep...
Forum: Touring
08-12-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,276
Posted By Ruffinit

I usually will wheel the bike into the store...

I usually will wheel the bike into the store unless it's small enough to have windows where I can see it. IF I have to go into a larger store, they usually have the garage door type entrances where...
08-12-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Ruffinit

You should be fine with the brakes and your front...

You should be fine with the brakes and your front derailleur. Your rear derailleur should be okay, it will depend on whether it has the capacity to get to that last cog. That would be a "try and...
08-12-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ruffinit

These are quite cool. Had no idea they were...

These are quite cool. Had no idea they were around or that you could purchase them. I wonder if they would disable a car....

http://www.tbotech.com/stun-master-stun-baton.htm
08-11-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ruffinit

Yep, the water bottle squirt works well usually,...

Yep, the water bottle squirt works well usually, and the frame pump in most other situations, but in an ambush it's hard to know without being there. Heal well we need as many healthy combatants as...
08-11-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,243
Posted By Ruffinit

I'll take the Varsity for $100 please I...

I'll take the Varsity for $100 please

I definately wouldn't want to bet against one.

That being said, I don't want to ride one either..
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,894
Posted By Ruffinit

1997 Cannondale Silk Road - been after one for...

1997 Cannondale Silk Road - been after one for years :thumb:

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08-11-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ruffinit

I've often thought about making a tazer (read...

I've often thought about making a tazer (read electric cattle prod) into a frame fit pump. Long enough to get distance and works with people as well.
08-11-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,368
Posted By Ruffinit

10. The only one that doesn't get ridden is the...

10. The only one that doesn't get ridden is the Itoh:

Bridgestone T700 (86) my world traveler. Full loaded touring
Specialized Expedition (85)...
08-10-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,155
Posted By Ruffinit

A buddy of mine tried this and was never able to...

A buddy of mine tried this and was never able to get used to seeing things upside down.. CRASH.. he eventually gave it up.

Speedskater - take some pics of that thing and let's see if it can be...
08-10-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Ruffinit

Hey, while you're over there stop in at Leeds and...

Hey, while you're over there stop in at Leeds and pick me up (or at least touch) a Woodrup Giro tour for me? Okay, now I have to go dream...

As far as I'm concerned I think you're fully...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,430
Posted By Ruffinit

Washington state, Olympic Peninsula; riding every...

Washington state, Olympic Peninsula; riding every day on a 26 mile commute. It's not an issue of whether it will rain, just how much and when....

I probably average a good spill every 1000 miles...
08-10-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ruffinit

There are times when someone comes up with one of...

There are times when someone comes up with one of those magical products which match the right tubing, angles, finesse and artistry to create a great ride. This is one of those frames. This was...
08-09-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,340
Posted By Ruffinit

Check the response on VS.

Check the response on VS.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,860
Posted By Ruffinit

Longest single day: 210 miles Longest multi...

Longest single day: 210 miles
Longest multi day: 525 miles (5 days)

125 miles/wk

Between 60/70 starts, but between 65/75 it stops and you get into the groove and seems like you can go on...
08-09-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 29,050
Posted By Ruffinit

Well, neither freewheel gives you a great setup...

Well, neither freewheel gives you a great setup for a 6 speed. For the cogs you have, you need to pull the freewheels apart and used the 14, 17, 21, and 28. You need a 13 and a 34. That way you could...
08-09-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ruffinit

Thanks Tim!

Thanks Tim!
08-09-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By Ruffinit

I've been running cantis for 25 years and still...

I've been running cantis for 25 years and still am amazed that folks think they're difficult to set up and adjust... I don't get it, and though I haven't done it, I'm sure I could do it by feel with...
08-09-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ruffinit

A Sequoia is one of those legendary frames that...

A Sequoia is one of those legendary frames that some folks would kill to own. Before doing any hacking, please contact Tim and get some history on this. It's truely a great frame in it's own right....
08-09-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Ruffinit

When done applying the paint into the letters,...

When done applying the paint into the letters, instead of a cloth, use the side edge of a toothpick and run around the edges of the letters to give a nice clean sharp edge to the paint instead of the...
08-09-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 29,050
Posted By Ruffinit

Half step is basically like having a high/low for...

Half step is basically like having a high/low for each of your cogs on your freewheel. The number of teeth between each of the freewheel cogs is determined by your chainrings and given the total...
08-06-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Ruffinit

Looks like a decent frame and $264 isn't out of...

Looks like a decent frame and $264 isn't out of the question. You can run the new wheels without problem if you get it spread, but even without being spread, 4mm is easy to get your new wheelset...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,495
Posted By Ruffinit

So... Based on this information would you be able...

So... Based on this information would you be able to try out a similar stem on the 52 as you did on the 50 (shorter of course). The difference between the top tube length on the 50 and 52 is only .4...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,495
Posted By Ruffinit

For a road bike or a touring bike the LHT's top...

For a road bike or a touring bike the LHT's top tube is short in comparison to many of the the others out there. To me it feels like being stuck as a stoker on a tandem.

I'm 5'9" and have a 35.5...
Replies: 29
Views: 4,495
Posted By Ruffinit

A touring frame should be slightly taller than...

A touring frame should be slightly taller than slightly shorter. Go with the 52. You're talking less than an inch. Before you plunk down your money on an LHT though, I would implore you to go visit a...
08-04-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 29,050
Posted By Ruffinit

I've been preaching 1/2 step for years and have...

I've been preaching 1/2 step for years and have set up many bikes with it for others. My Bridgestone T700 came out in 85 and 86 with the HS+G on a 5 speed freewheel. Over the years and 50,000 plus...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ruffinit

Cannondales will sell. Unless it's trashed it...

Cannondales will sell. Unless it's trashed it will fetch over $150. Just sold a '90 SR frame/fork with a very used 600 gruppo for $175 in two days. The bike was fully disassembled and the paint was...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,653
Posted By Ruffinit

Where are you located at college? Many of the...

Where are you located at college? Many of the bigger cities have bike cafe's that sell used fixed up bikes for next to nothing. We have an older UO-8 right now for $100 rtr. We have a bike library...
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By Ruffinit

Just for your future reference, the serno on that...

Just for your future reference, the serno on that specific bike is NOT on the chainstay, but on the BB. This one would start with CC as it's an '85.
08-04-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Ruffinit

I have run the cables on the Suntour barcons the...

I have run the cables on the Suntour barcons the way you've stated and it's worked out fine. Just make sure all your bends are as large as possible to avoid unwanted friction within the cables. ...
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ruffinit

Nope, wrong assumption. The top tube...

Nope, wrong assumption.

The top tube height, given a specific rider and given that a rider is going to use the bike as intended, should differ depending upon the type bike used in those...
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By Ruffinit

All points about MTBs and touring are well taken...

All points about MTBs and touring are well taken into account and you all are right on the money except for Aquakitty's statement. I really can't wrap my head around that one.. I have toured with...
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ruffinit

I'm going to go against the flow here and say...

I'm going to go against the flow here and say that the standover height is just about right. Because of the characteristics of road touring, the bike should be an inch or so taller than a road bike....
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,955
Posted By Ruffinit

Yes. My belief is that the reason that they are...

Yes. My belief is that the reason that they are so "well liked" is first off because there's not a whole lot of bikes in that price range to compare them to. Secondly they are not a "big" company so...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ruffinit

As they've been trying to tell you, it's not a...

As they've been trying to tell you, it's not a good deal if it doesn't fit and a touring bike will be taller than a road bike or mtb for the same person. From what you're saying, it is too small. ...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Ruffinit

Well, I've toured on mountain bikes and I'll tell...

Well, I've toured on mountain bikes and I'll tell you that I don't like 4x4s on the highway.

I like to cruise and have 3 touring bikes. Two which have 27" and one with 700c. With those three...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By Ruffinit

These are the first questions that need to be...

These are the first questions that need to be answered to begin getting your bike together:

What size wheels are you planning to use?
My touring bikes use 27 x 1 1/4, but 700c these days are...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,309
Posted By Ruffinit

I was looking at these the other day. There may...

I was looking at these the other day. There may not be a lot of them, but MapMyRide has quite a few. Go to the site and put RAGBRAI and the year in the search.
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Ruffinit

Yes, much like Silca pumps, the leather can be...

Yes, much like Silca pumps, the leather can be reconditioned... I cannot think of the name of the stuff to do it though. I would just go down and buy and new kit to fix it.. Make sure the lantern...
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