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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,201
Posted By anthony691

Properly adjusted cheap components should shift...

Properly adjusted cheap components should shift perfectly.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 19,571
Posted By anthony691

So far, I think you've executed a bad idea...

So far, I think you've executed a bad idea excellently well (I mean this as a complement). I imagine you'll end up with a perfectly serviceable bike for a reasonable price. More importantly, you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,838
Posted By anthony691

I feel compelled to add that when I had problems,...

I feel compelled to add that when I had problems, BWW was helpful and responsive. If I had the time to send the wheel back to BWW before my tour, I would have.

Also, my wheels were indeed built...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,838
Posted By anthony691

I'm not sure about that. My CXP22's arrived...

I'm not sure about that. My CXP22's arrived exactly like your Blacksets.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By anthony691

I think the reason people are so huffy about this...

I think the reason people are so huffy about this is because of a bad shared experience that goes something like this:

I was riding down the North Branch Trail to visit my friends in Chicago and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-11, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,838
Posted By anthony691

I bought Mavic CXP22/Shimano 2200 wheels from BWW...

I bought Mavic CXP22/Shimano 2200 wheels from BWW a little over a year ago. Like the previous poster experienced, the rear spokes quickly lost tension and started breaking. BWW offered to replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By anthony691

$400 is probably high. That bike is worth...

$400 is probably high. That bike is worth $275-$350 here in Chicago.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,376
Posted By anthony691

+1 on Boa lacing (I like Lake shoes, though).

+1 on Boa lacing (I like Lake shoes, though).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,680
Posted By anthony691

Unless you race or are having chronic fit...

Unless you race or are having chronic fit problems, what is the point?

It took me awhile to figure my fit out, but I'm glad I did it myself. I can make adjustments as my fitness level changes...
05-27-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By anthony691

No creaking at all---even when it happened (just...

No creaking at all---even when it happened (just a terrible grinding sound). I've worn out cartridge bottom brackets in the past and the creaking has always been the first sign.
05-27-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By anthony691

Looking at the BB, I can't quite figure out how...

Looking at the BB, I can't quite figure out how it was that the spindle shifted so much.

Whoever installed the bottom bracket had used a light grease. I'm going to use Loctite.
05-26-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By anthony691

The bearings still seem smooth, so I guess it was...

The bearings still seem smooth, so I guess it was simply under-torqued when installed (not my work). Thanks for the help!

I actually took apart and rebuilt most of the bike when I bought it a...
05-26-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By anthony691

Bottom bracket removable cup loosened while riding

I came to a sudden, grinding halt while riding my '08 Schwinn Madison fixed gear this afternoon.

I was shocked when I found the source of the problem: the removable bottom bracket cup backed out...
Replies: 0
Views: 740
Posted By anthony691

Bendix 76 Red Stripe Hub

My research has indicated that the Bendix 76 is later model; I find this odd given the skiptooth cog.

Does anyone have a rough idea of the value? Relative to other Bendix hubs?

168376

Thanks...
09-01-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,290
Posted By anthony691

I've owned two wheelsets with "Jalco DRX2000"...

I've owned two wheelsets with "Jalco DRX2000" rims. The first wheelset was a badly built (out of dish, wacky spoke tension), non-eyeletted road wheelset that cracked up at the nipples at about 7,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By anthony691

Exactly. If you really, really wanted to stay...

Exactly. If you really, really wanted to stay off the lakefront path for some mysterious reason, you could just take city streets up to Evanston and hop onto Sheridan there. This also allows you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,435
Posted By anthony691

Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

Schwalbe Marathon Plus.
07-31-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By anthony691

Excellent. That was my first instinct. I'll...

Excellent. That was my first instinct. I'll keep all of the take-offs together and include them in the sale.

Thanks for the help.
07-31-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By anthony691

Dorky but stock accoutrements on 1981 Miyata 1000?

I recently purchased a nearly stock '81 Miyata 1000. The only things differentiating it from the 1981 catalog photo are the absence of hoods and the cheesy aftermarket saddle. The bike still has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By anthony691

Berner oversized derailleur pulleys. The largest...

Berner oversized derailleur pulleys. The largest gear they can shift is 23T. Yikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,975
Posted By anthony691

"refuse |ˈrefˌyoōs; -ˌyoōz| noun. Matter thrown...

"refuse |ˈrefˌyoōs; -ˌyoōz| noun. Matter thrown away or rejected as worthless; trash : heaps of refuse | refuse collection."

What did you expect?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,172
Posted By anthony691

Forte. Light enough, stiff, costs a tiny...

Forte. Light enough, stiff, costs a tiny fraction of the competition.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1032987_-1_1511003_1511000_400207
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By anthony691

The rolling resistance of these tires is even...

The rolling resistance of these tires is even more of a drag than their weight!

That said, the Marathon is my favorite tire and almost certainly the toughest road tire available. Gatorskins offer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By anthony691

Too much. If the group is Shimano 600, I...

Too much. If the group is Shimano 600, I wouldn't pay more than $200.
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,408
Posted By anthony691

The Ironman doesn't have clearance or braze-ons. ...

The Ironman doesn't have clearance or braze-ons. There are ways to get around these problems, but no real reason you should bother. My recommendation is to buy a cheap ten speed off of CL with...
06-01-10, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,045
Posted By anthony691

Excepting a few categories, eBay no longer allows...

Excepting a few categories, eBay no longer allows money orders as a payment type.
05-31-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,733
Posted By anthony691

I haven't had an easy time deciding whether or...

I haven't had an easy time deciding whether or not to keep the Gios (that's why my restoration efforts have been slow moving). I'm not sure that I would feel comfortable riding such a fancy bike.
...
05-31-10, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,733
Posted By anthony691

The hubs are matching Campy high flange. My...

The hubs are matching Campy high flange.

My fork medallions read "Creazione Italia."

Thanks for more great information!
05-31-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,733
Posted By anthony691

Thank you all for the advice! I have...

Thank you all for the advice!

I have attached a photo of the bike. I apologize for the poor photo quality in advance.

The biggest chip in the paint is about .5" in diameter (On the downtube...
05-31-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,733
Posted By anthony691

How to restore Gios Torino Super Record?

A year ago I purchased a Gios Torino Super Record at a flea market. It is a beautiful bike with a panto chainring, seatpost, and stem and Campy SR. A year later, it still has no brake cables,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,425
Posted By anthony691

I'm not so sure about that. The only way to...

I'm not so sure about that. The only way to defeat a properly locked Kryto NY is an angle grinder (~20 minutes). Stuffing the shackle prevents use of an oxyacetylene torch or hydraulic jack which...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,425
Posted By anthony691

Start with a high quality locking object (never...

Start with a high quality locking object (never lock to trees, fences, or street signs). Next, place a top quality u-lock around the frame, locking object, and a wheel (I use a Krypto NYFU). Don't...
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,230
Posted By anthony691

I like the Wenzel StarLight: 3lbs, $25, fits me...

I like the Wenzel StarLight: 3lbs, $25, fits me along with all of my gear.

It is cheaply constructed and performs badly in the rain. Both of these problems can be mitigated by skill, care, and...
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By anthony691

I sometimes carry my 13" Macbook in my back...

I sometimes carry my 13" Macbook in my back rollers. I usually just put it in its case, wrap a towel/jeans/whatever around it to prevent it from bouncing around, and ride. Because of the heel taper...
Forum: Touring
10-11-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By anthony691

This has fixed my Road Morph several times.

This has fixed my Road Morph several times.
09-20-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,167
Posted By anthony691

I sell bikes on Chicago CL...

I sell bikes on Chicago CL (http://www.indiecycles.blogspot.com) and I get a bit more for my bikes than others have mentioned in this thread (I get $155-225), but I also put on new tape and tires and...
09-19-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By anthony691

I fixed a friend's bike that looked kind of like...

I fixed a friend's bike that looked kind of like that.

I worked the stays back with a 2x4 and fixed the dropouts in a vice. The bike has had at least 2,000 miles since the repair without any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,846
Posted By anthony691

TFA salaries are actually somewhat generous and...

TFA salaries are actually somewhat generous and are adjusted for the cost of living.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,978
Posted By anthony691

+1,000. To the OP: I've ridden from Chicago...

+1,000.

To the OP: I've ridden from Chicago to Oak Park numerous times, but because this issue so deeply involves your personal sense of comfort (rather than some supposedly objective notion of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,143
Posted By anthony691

This is a bounced money order scam. ...

This is a bounced money order scam.

Basically, the bank will cash a bad money order and then hold you responsible for the funds on it later when they discover it is fake... or so the scam is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By anthony691

I think there's definitely something to that, but...

I think there's definitely something to that, but saddle width is also important. When I was just starting out and in terrible shape, I found the Advocet Touring III to be quite comfortable. Now...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By anthony691

If your current saddle is uncomfortable and you...

If your current saddle is uncomfortable and you think you have wider sit bones, you should just buy one.

This is actually the 6th installment in my quest of achieving saddle comfort. My current...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By anthony691

Brooks Saddle Question

I just received a new B17 in the mail this afternoon, and I was wondering whether or not light surface cracks surrounding the eyelet nearest the nose of the saddle (as pictured) are normal, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,253
Posted By anthony691

The congestion is not actually so bad. If you...

The congestion is not actually so bad. If you can't muster the self-control to freewheel from Fullerton to Navy Pier, you probably should not operate any sort of vehicle.

Although I would remind...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,893
Posted By anthony691

I think it is also important to remember that the...

I think it is also important to remember that the standards for body weight are a bit on the extreme side in this sport. It sounds like what a lot of people are describing as "overweight" might be...
07-29-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,061
Posted By anthony691

I do SS conversions on Chicago CL (I'm...

I do SS conversions on Chicago CL (I'm embarrassed to admit) and am familiar with the controversy.

Chicago's CL bicycles section is kind of sleazy, in my opinion. Most of the area's big CL bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,650
Posted By anthony691

I got the letter as well (after hundreds of...

I got the letter as well (after hundreds of dollars worth of CC fraud, however).
07-28-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By anthony691

To tell the honest-to-goodness truth it is a...

To tell the honest-to-goodness truth it is a Craigslist single speed conversion, which means the only riding it got from me is around the block a few times. In those few trips around the block, the...
07-28-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By anthony691

That sounds probable but is disappointingly...

That sounds probable but is disappointingly straightforward. So much for the rare and mysterious standard threaded left pedal!
07-28-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By anthony691

Sounds like an excellent candidate for a single...

Sounds like an excellent candidate for a single speed conversion.
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