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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,096
Posted By Road Rash

I've got a Specialized Tricross setup for road...

I've got a Specialized Tricross setup for road use. I use it for long rides up to 400miles with 25 or 28mm road tires. Benefits are the higher fork and large headtube allow me to get the handlebars...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By Road Rash

I'm out of the country so I can't post pictures,...

I'm out of the country so I can't post pictures, but you could definitely get 35mm tires with Fenders on the Tri-Cross. As far as comfort goes I have ridden 3 SR series on my Tri-Cross and it is as...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By Road Rash

I have used an Sworks Tricross for the past three...

I have used an Sworks Tricross for the past three years (3 complete SR Series) and it is an excellent option for Randonuerring. The bottom bracket is not as high as some other cross bikes so it is...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By Road Rash

I use a Specialized S-Works Tri Cross. Bottom...

I use a Specialized S-Works Tri Cross. Bottom bracket drop is actually 2mm more than my lemond Zurich and only 3mm less than my Trek 720, so it's very stable.
I bought the frameset only, so it is...
Replies: 47
Views: 4,774
Posted By Road Rash

I ride a specialized S-works tricross on most...

I ride a specialized S-works tricross on most Brevets - it has clearance for wider tires and can handle fenders (has mounting points and plenty of clearance). It is by far the most comfortable bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By Road Rash

My guess is Rochester Road about 5 to 6 miles...

My guess is Rochester Road about 5 to 6 miles north of Rochester - problem up there is that Rochester Road is the only paved road that goes all the way through Oakland Township from North to South. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By Road Rash

Specialized S-Works Tricross -32mm with Fenders...

Specialized S-Works Tricross -32mm with Fenders and rack if you desire
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Road Rash

Three things to check for on Cross bikes 1....

Three things to check for on Cross bikes
1. Bottom Bracket Drop - some have less drop than you might want on a distance bike
2. Head Tube Height - some aren't high enough to easily accomodate the...
10-30-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Road Rash

Most likely is not a bottom bracket problem -...

Most likely is not a bottom bracket problem - most creaking sounds like it is coming from the bottom bracket.

First I would check the headset adjustment, second make sure that the dropouts are...
Replies: 49
Views: 2,706
Posted By Road Rash

As a rider of both a Tank (1983 Trek720) and a...

As a rider of both a Tank (1983 Trek720) and a Lighter weight S-Works, alot depends on your style and overall approach to long distances.

Note that my S-Works is not in the same league as a pure...
Replies: 49
Views: 2,706
Posted By Road Rash

"How do you like your S-Works TriCross? How does...

"How do you like your S-Works TriCross? How does it compare in weight and handling to a CF roadbike? Also, did you ride the CF/Alu version before deciding on the S-Works?

I've been thinking about...
Replies: 49
Views: 2,706
Posted By Road Rash

I went the Specialized Tri-Cross S-works route. ...

I went the Specialized Tri-Cross S-works route.

Plenty of room for wide tires and fenders with front and rear mounting points.

A long headtube that lets me get the handlebars up and a...
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By Road Rash

Upside of squealing brakes

While I was building up a new bike with cantilevers I hadn't finished adjusting the front brakes when I went on a test ride. In one ride I was going down hill and noticed some road kill that looked...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By Road Rash

Pasopia, I will be doing this years Brevet...

Pasopia,

I will be doing this years Brevet Series on a 1983 Trek 720. As a point of reference I have done 12 centuries in the last 18 months, 6 on the Trek and 6 on a Lemond Zurich (18 lbs, with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-08, 09:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,522
Posted By Road Rash

I take offense to the being called ugly, red and...

I take offense to the being called ugly, red and blotcy (sic):D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-07, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,081
Posted By Road Rash

It is a 2001 Schwinn Super Sport which did have a...

It is a 2001 Schwinn Super Sport which did have a $550 MSRP in 2001. I bought a NOS one a couple of years ago at a bike shop for $100 (which was a good deal) and it is the bike that got me back into...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Road Rash

Have the Oakley half jackets in Prescription and...

Have the Oakley half jackets in Prescription and can recommend them.

I like the full coverage above the eye that they offer so I have no cuttoff when my head is down and I am looking up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 997
Posted By Road Rash

Tim, You should check out the Clinton River...

Tim,

You should check out the Clinton River Riders - They have a ride that starts at Stony Creek every Saturday Morning at 8:00, usually starts up in May. They ride out to Armada and back, about...
02-21-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,964
Posted By Road Rash

I currently have 3 "Sheldon" bikes. I rebuilt my...

I currently have 3 "Sheldon" bikes. I rebuilt my 1976 Motobecane Nomad (for Sentimental Reasons) with parts from my wifes 1985 Gitane Allure. I then broke Sheldon's first rule of French bikes and...
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Road Rash

I'll try to answer a few questions from personal...

I'll try to answer a few questions from personal experience:

I own a touring bike 1983 Trek 720 (modified as my long distance bike), a cross bike(my dirt road bike), a Road bike and a Mountain...
01-26-07, 12:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,081
Posted By Road Rash

I built up a 1983 Trek 720 this summer with...

I built up a 1983 Trek 720 this summer with modern components and it is the bike I have ridden the most from July through now, about 2200 miles. So I would say that if with modern components the...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-07, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By Road Rash

One of the great revelations in cycling is...

One of the great revelations in cycling is conquering cold weather. Once you realize how easy it is you may actually look forward to nasty weather.

1. Prepare your bike - fenders, some place to...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Road Rash

I agree with the previous posts - the three...

I agree with the previous posts - the three things to look for in a Road/Commuter bike are:
1. Ability to take racks
2. Ability to take 28 - 32 mm tires
3. Ability to put fenders on.

I ride a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Road Rash

I noticed when I put some Nitto 176 bars on my...

I noticed when I put some Nitto 176 bars on my winter bike last year that the reach to the brakes in the drops was much more comfortable than my ergo bars on my road bike. I've since replaced the...
Replies: 58
Views: 4,610
Posted By Road Rash

Selle Italia Turbomatic 3 ( I have them on 3...

Selle Italia Turbomatic 3 ( I have them on 3 bikes), ride 6,000 miles per year, longest ride 406 miles over 4 days (DALMAC)
I have never had any issues with the saddle and it is definitely more...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Road Rash

Have you considered investing in the 520 to...

Have you considered investing in the 520 to lighten it up. $1400 applied to new Wheels, a lighter crankset and bottom bracket, seatpost etc. I've got a 1983 720 that I put about $600 into and it...
12-06-06, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By Road Rash

I have run a 9 speed casette and chain with a...

I have run a 9 speed casette and chain with a crankset designed for 6 speed with no problems. The potential issue is that a 9 speed chain is thin enough that it may slip between your chainwheels. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-06, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Road Rash

I'll vote the other way. If the frame is cheap...

I'll vote the other way. If the frame is cheap enough and the components are standard then why not build up the bike piece by piece and get the frame you want sometime in the future. 2 good things...
12-05-06, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By Road Rash

Two Options to get to the 175's - One remove...

Two Options to get to the 175's -
One remove the adjustable bottom bracket and replace with a shimano Octalink, this should not be a problem if the bottom bracket is 68 mm and english threaded. ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,580
Posted By Road Rash

I have a similar choice for Centuries a 1983 Trek...

I have a similar choice for Centuries a 1983 Trek 720 or a 2004 Lemond Zurich. What I found last year using the Trek on 5 centuries is that in the 2 centuries that I jumped on pacelines my Avg time...
11-03-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By Road Rash

I will throw in a vote for the trek 720. I was...

I will throw in a vote for the trek 720. I was able to use 700c wheels on mine with no problem. Initially I adjusted the existing caliper brakes and based on a post on BF, I picked up the cheap...
11-03-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By Road Rash

I am going to wiegh in on the side of Buy your...

I am going to wiegh in on the side of Buy your first bike and build future bikes.
1. As has been mentioned while you are building a bike, what are you going to ride.
2. To save money on a build you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-06, 01:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,693
Posted By Road Rash

For $800 list price I really like the Zipp CSC...

For $800 list price I really like the Zipp CSC Team Wheelset - lightweight 1500g, very stiff and responsive with 32 spokes in the rear and 28 in the front. They are my everyday wheels on my road...
Replies: 19
Views: 4,568
Posted By Road Rash

I have two bikes I use for long distances. ...

I have two bikes I use for long distances. Pictured below is my Trek 720 which I built up on July 4th this year. The bike is a garage sale find. I kept the original bottom bracket and cranks,...
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Road Rash

I use a small seat bag for my tire levers, spare...

I use a small seat bag for my tire levers, spare tubes and a multitool, and then I use a camping stuffsack and a couple of bungee cords lashed to a rack for extra clothing. The combination of the...
10-12-06, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Road Rash

If you got the new front and rear deraillers, you...

If you got the new front and rear deraillers, you could still us the existing shifters and wait until you found the shifters you wanted. I found some unused Dura Ace 9 speed bar end shifters for $20...
Replies: 25
Views: 3,568
Posted By Road Rash

My personal experience is that if I inflate 28's...

My personal experience is that if I inflate 28's to the same pressure as 23's I feel no appreciable increase in rolling resistance, but I do get a more comfortable ride.

I use Vittoria Open Corsa...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By Road Rash

Here is my method, which over time I have found...

Here is my method, which over time I have found to be nearly foolproof (as in I don't leave something on the kitchen counter)

For everyday riding I have a saddlebag with extra Tube, tire levers...
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Road Rash

This is not a conflict that needs to be overcome...

This is not a conflict that needs to be overcome - it is possible to have more than one bike and more than one riding style. I personally enjoy riding my Lemond Zurich on fast club rides , for my...
Forum: Touring
09-20-06, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Road Rash

I will try to help you get started with Questions...

I will try to help you get started with Questions 2 and 3 based on how I do it.

I have an excel spreadsheet set up with all of the component types down the left side (Frame, Fork, Stem, Handlebars...
09-18-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By Road Rash

I just changed a touring bike from 27" to 700C...

I just changed a touring bike from 27" to 700C and had no problem adjusting the existing cantilevers to work on the smaller rims. I've since replaced the original cantilevers with newer cantilevers...
09-15-06, 09:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,234
Posted By Road Rash

I take the lane when approaching Stoplights, on...

I take the lane when approaching Stoplights, on blind curves, and when approaching and crossing bridges. It is important to plan when you take the lane to establish your position in the lane, I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-06, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By Road Rash

Buy your first bike 1) you don't know what you...

Buy your first bike
1) you don't know what you really want until you have ridden for a while
2) you want to get on the road, not have a half built bike in the garage
3) there are more deals at the...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By Road Rash

For my Long Distance Bike I use Eggbeater Candy...

For my Long Distance Bike I use Eggbeater Candy SL's with Sidi Dominator shoes and have never experienced hot spots. I also have the Crank brothers adaptor to use my road shoes with the Candy SL's. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Road Rash

I vote for #2 I would also add that in the long...

I vote for #2 I would also add that in the long run it is cheaper to have 2 bikes. Here is why: 1) you always going to want to upgrade so trickle down economics will let you move parts from your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Road Rash

I use the Eggbeater Candy SL on my "touring"...

I use the Eggbeater Candy SL on my "touring" bike. I have used the regular eggbeaters but like the platform on the candy's better.
08-01-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Road Rash

Did you try hitting the top of the stem with a...

Did you try hitting the top of the stem with a rubber mallet after loosening the expander . Sometimes the expander needs to be forcibly loosened. If you don't have a rubber mallet, put a 2X4 across...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Road Rash

Notice that there are no spacers on the steerer. ...

Notice that there are no spacers on the steerer. Flipping the stem to get the correct handlebar height leads to stiffer more responsive handling than adding spacers.
07-25-06, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By Road Rash

What year is your Gitane. I built up an 85...

What year is your Gitane. I built up an 85 Gitane and it had standard English Threads. If it is a Swiss threaded Bottom Bracket then Harris Cyclery may have bottom brackets that fit.
Forum: Touring
07-19-06, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Road Rash

Just built up a similar bike (Trek 720 touring...

Just built up a similar bike (Trek 720 touring Frame). Running a Sugino Compact 34 50 with a 12 - 25 Cassette and a short cage shimano 600 RD. Run it with cyclocross tires for local dirt roads or...
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