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09-19-09, 11:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,579
Posted By ginsoakedboy

This is really tiresome, but I’ll take one shot...

This is really tiresome, but I’ll take one shot at responding for what it’s worth. Mostly, though, for those considering lighting choices – STAY AWAY FROM FENIX !! The lights I got were marketed as...
09-17-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,579
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Fenix lights SUCK !!!

After reading positive things on these forums, I invested in a couple of the Fenix P2D lights – the supposedly “Premium” Q5 version. Wow – these things SUCK !!!! I can’t believe how completely...
09-17-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By ginsoakedboy

They are pieces of the brake assemblies. I don't...

They are pieces of the brake assemblies. I don't think you will find replacements -- but if you are determined and have more time than money, maybe ask if you can dig through the salvaged parts bins...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Yes, I have been running T-Serv's and needed a...

Yes, I have been running T-Serv's and needed a replacement for one that had been cut through the casing, so I got a Protex in 700x28. I see Conti and other brands using a Protex sidewall also, so I...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,070
Posted By ginsoakedboy

OMG - don't you see what you've done. It's like...

OMG - don't you see what you've done. It's like asking "what's the best chain lube". The freaks will come out of the woodwork.
09-07-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Not the actual fit or frame dimensions, but...

Not the actual fit or frame dimensions, but possibly the choice of tubeset, tubing gauges, the use of shaped tubes, etc., that could affect the way the bike rides. A good steel bike should have a...
09-05-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 47,884
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Sometimes you need a specialty item and you gotta...

Sometimes you need a specialty item and you gotta take it where you can find it -- but for about the past year and a half, my go-to place is Universal Cycles. Best overall selection, good website in...
09-03-09, 07:41 AM
09-03-09, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Well, I thought the same thing relative to the...

Well, I thought the same thing relative to the piece with the knob when I saw the split wedge, but the other piece kinda threw me. If you were just using the seat tube clamp, why would you need the...
09-02-09, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Can anybody tell me what this VAR tool is used for?

Anybody know what this thing does?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Var-Bike-Bicycle-Tool_W0QQitemZ380152931022QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item5882e162ce&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
Forum: Commuting
08-29-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,400
Posted By ginsoakedboy

In addition to the Morph pumps mentioned by...

In addition to the Morph pumps mentioned by several others, another one I've been using recently is Lezyne - their pumps are nice, even the small ones. They have a short hose that hides inside the...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By ginsoakedboy

That's not a legitimate concern for me. I only...

That's not a legitimate concern for me. I only run my lights at night, and at 15-20 hours of nighttime riding per month, that's more like 6 months between changes. I can handle changing my...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Hmmm. Sound point about the directional...

Hmmm. Sound point about the directional presentation of the lights. I wouldn't want to screw around with a shim -- that would defeat the ease and convenience of just being able to bind it onto the...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By ginsoakedboy

The CB cleats are very similar to the Shimano,...

The CB cleats are very similar to the Shimano, but not exactly the same size/shape. All the CB pedals pretty much are built around the Eggbeater mechanism, but some, like the Candy, Quattro, Smarty,...
Forum: Foo
08-25-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I do like it with "light bulb". But it seems...

I do like it with "light bulb". But it seems like the appropriate place would have been "Foo" or "Jokes and Humor" under the Lounge section.

+1
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Those straps are about 1", pretty stretchy, and...

Those straps are about 1", pretty stretchy, and there are 4 places along their length to fasten them in order to fit tubes of varying diameters. It could definitely wrap around the tubing for a...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,005
Posted By ginsoakedboy

My favorite is Crank Bros - but some like the...

My favorite is Crank Bros - but some like the Shimano's like the ones pictured above because the tension is adjustable. One nice thing with the recessed mountain-style SPD is that you don't...
08-25-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By ginsoakedboy

No, but I have the 12t version of the PG970 and...

No, but I have the 12t version of the PG970 and it doesn't say 12t on it - at least not on the face side.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Nice new Serfas rear blinky

Never been a fan of Serfas, but I just grabbed one of these rear lights and I think it's a pretty good product -- maybe up there with the Superflash. I think it's new on the market (if not, I just...
08-24-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I have 2 sets of the Candy SL's, and one set of...

I have 2 sets of the Candy SL's, and one set of the Quattro SL's which have the same mechanism. All have worked well for me for many thousands of miles. I find them to be easily serviceable via the...
08-24-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,381
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I've never seen a 50 in a traditionally-shaped...

I've never seen a 50 in a traditionally-shaped drop bar. The things I've seen in that width are like randonneur type bars along the lines of the one pictured in onve of the posts above. I've used...
08-20-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By ginsoakedboy

44t is pretty easy to find -- it's 48 that's the...

44t is pretty easy to find -- it's 48 that's the trick. But that is exactly the FSA ring I have been trying to find, and it looks like they have it in stock -- so thanks for the help Pastor Bob!!!
08-19-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By ginsoakedboy

It's XT. Shimano makes the M771 configuration of...

It's XT. Shimano makes the M771 configuration of the XT crank, which is 48-36-24, and is intended for touring/trekking. It sells great in the UK. In the US, its not terribly popular because . . ....
08-19-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By ginsoakedboy

48t outer ring for 104bcd, 4-bolt crank?

Yikes - Shimano is over $100 just for a single outer ring and FSA makes one but I can't find it anywhere. I've tried Blackspire and Truvativ. Anybody know of anything?
08-19-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By ginsoakedboy

US product equivalent to Waxoyl?

I've read great things about the UK product Waxoyl in terms of its ability to rustproof as well as to halt the progress of existing oxidization. However, it appears it isn't available in the US as a...
08-16-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,958
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Right - like CCrew says - the arms for the cantis...

Right - like CCrew says - the arms for the cantis will fit on the bosses just like the arms for the v-brakes, and you will need some type of cable hanger above each of the brakes. Here's one for the...
08-14-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Wow - P.F. Flyers!! That brings me back -- I had...

Wow - P.F. Flyers!! That brings me back -- I had those when I was a tot in the 60's. I had no idea they were still around. I think I begged my parents for them because they came with a secret...
08-11-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,938
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Hard to say exactly without pictures, but what I...

Hard to say exactly without pictures, but what I think you may be dealing with is the mounting bolt for the brake arm is frozen into the brake boss by corrosion or cross threading. (I think what you...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-09, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Check EarphoneSolutions for noise-cancelling...

Check EarphoneSolutions for noise-cancelling earphones. I like the Westone UM1. I ride with them, but also do some running around a lake that is close to the airport. They pretty much seal out the...
08-06-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,086
Posted By ginsoakedboy

The J-tek product is not meant to serve as a...

The J-tek product is not meant to serve as a primary brake lever -- it's meant to be used in a TT application to give some braking touch for cornering, but I don't think it's strong enough to serve...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By ginsoakedboy

+1 on the Jandd Expedition. It is about 3"...

+1 on the Jandd Expedition. It is about 3" longer than most racks so you can shove the bags farther back and give yourself clearance. I have the same issue on one bike that has pretty short...
07-31-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,202
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I think I may remember this brand -- If it's the...

I think I may remember this brand -- If it's the one I'm remembering, these bikes were around in the mid-70's, actually looked better than they were -- sporting 27" wheels, center pull brakes, big...
07-31-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,512
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I'm talking new in 1991 -- I was shopping for a...

I'm talking new in 1991 -- I was shopping for a bike that year and narrowed it down to those 2. I think they were both in the $1000-1100 neighborhood. I had a good time with the Prevail, but the...
07-30-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,512
Posted By ginsoakedboy

One of the greatest regrets of my life: I was...

One of the greatest regrets of my life: I was going back and forth between the above-referenced Prevail and the Bridgestone RB-1, and I bought the Prevail. I still cry myself to sleep nights over...
07-30-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,512
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I had the "Prevail TG" from that series. It was...

I had the "Prevail TG" from that series. It was an obnoxious fluorescent green with like streaky paint splatters that gave it a marbled look, built with Tange Prestige tubing, and had the 600 group....
07-29-09, 11:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,906
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Hmmm, Bridgestone pulled out of the US market...

Hmmm, Bridgestone pulled out of the US market after the '94 model year. That was the end of an era as far as I'm concerned.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,911
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Thanks to all -- I think that's the info I was...

Thanks to all -- I think that's the info I was looking for. Minneapolis is my location also, so the info about the disc brakes will definitely bear upon my decision -- Although I will say that I...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,646
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Well, that's the problem exactly, and I think I...

Well, that's the problem exactly, and I think I stated that in the original post - so you are just reiterating the very dilemma that I stated as the subject of the post. I need one that will take...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,646
Posted By ginsoakedboy

OK - that's exactly what I'm trying to...

OK - that's exactly what I'm trying to accomplish. Is that the RB-018 bar? It looks like it.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,911
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Thanks for the various replies. So as between...

Thanks for the various replies. So as between the Nexus and the Alfine, it really just comes down to exterior finish and apparently the ability to choose 32h or 36h with Alfine?
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,646
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Maybe you just got lucky and hit it on the first...

Maybe you just got lucky and hit it on the first try, but in general it doesn't appear to be as easy as that. I already tried a Profile bar where the shifters fit, but not the brakes. The product...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,646
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Thanks for the reply. I will use levers that...

Thanks for the reply. I will use levers that clamp on, but I need the bars to be able to accept the bar-end shifters. Will that set up work with the Oval Concepts bar you mention?
Forum: Commuting
07-26-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,911
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Probably not looking for the absolute rock-bottom...

Probably not looking for the absolute rock-bottom dollar option, but I couldn't spend what a Schmidt or Rohloff costs. I was looking for something more moderately priced - but still decent.
07-26-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,577
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Delta makes the "ErgoBar" that angles...

Delta makes the "ErgoBar" that angles inward.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,911
Posted By ginsoakedboy

IGH - Is Alfine pretty good bang-for-th-buck?

Thinking about an IGH for the winter commuter. Assuming I don't want to spend the long green on Schmidt or Rohloff, is Alfine my best alternative?
Forum: Commuting
07-26-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,646
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Nitto RB-018 Bullhorn - or another BH that will take brakes/bar-ends?

Anybody have the Nitto RB-018 Bullhorn and know whether it can take brake levers and bar-end shifters? In the catalog, it lists an internal diameter that should work for the bar-ends, and an...
07-22-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By ginsoakedboy

Most barcons do tighten in reverse -- turn the...

Most barcons do tighten in reverse -- turn the hex bolt clockwise to relax the expander wedge and allow the body of the shifter to be withdrawn from the end of the handlebar. Not sure if this is...
07-21-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,637
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I probably still have the pen, but it may be...

I probably still have the pen, but it may be dried out by now. Not sure how fast those things dry up once the seal is pierced. I'll try to dig it up and drop it by the next time I'm at Seward. ...
07-21-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I'm using the Cane Creek drop bar V levers...

I'm using the Cane Creek drop bar V levers (because I love them - they are the the most efficient, most comfortable levers I have found) with Paul touring cantis. They work fine -- maybe there is a...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By ginsoakedboy

I read the 1st issue. I would likewise give it a...

I read the 1st issue. I would likewise give it a pretty lukewarm review, although as far as cycling publications go it is more on target with the type of riding I do than Bicycling, Velo News, and...
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