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01-02-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Rixtory

I am almost positive that the NEO 1 is a Class 1...

I am almost positive that the NEO 1 is a Class 1 ebike - Max out at 20MPH. You might also check that these are brand new and not demos or rentals that might usually end up in their attic sale - yes,...
01-02-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By Rixtory

I found with the Vado 5 in practice runs, it was...

I found with the Vado 5 in practice runs, it was a bull going up hills - you have to keep pedaling, of course, but it is easier and there is much more battery left. However I am up to 125 miles on...
12-21-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By Rixtory

My new Speciaized Turbo Vado 5 SL-EQ

I purchased a Vado 5 SL-EQ last week as a christmas gift for myself..
In my early 60's, I have been riding for a long time now - All Road. I love biking but after 3 aortic valve replacement...
12-21-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,099
Posted By Rixtory

I purchased a Vado 5 SL-EQ last week as a...

I purchased a Vado 5 SL-EQ last week as a christmas gift for myself..
In my early 60's, I have been riding for a long time now - All Road. I love biking but after 3 aortic valve replacement...
04-12-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Rixtory

Thank you. As I am looking at my front axle it...

Thank you. As I am looking at my front axle it is a through axle for a disc wheel. The outside diameter looks like 12mm when I measure at the threaded end, but I see many replacement wheels with...
04-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Rixtory

Does Specialized SCS Apply to Front Wheel?

TYIA for answering my question. I searched through the forum, but couldn't find anything.
Yesterday I took a crash and destroyed mt front wheel. Axis SCS 3.0 (Stock on 2016 Specialized Diverge...
04-09-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,565
Posted By Rixtory

Maybe it's me, but it looks like you could go to...

Maybe it's me, but it looks like you could go to a larger frame. It looks like your seat is too far back and not high enough and that your top tube is too short. but then again, my opinion cost...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 35,852
Posted By Rixtory

I bought the same in yellow. 60CM. last month. ...

I bought the same in yellow. 60CM. last month. I love the bike. The fork was a little bent and I had to respace to fit the front wheel. Otherwise, works great!!!
07-12-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,579
Posted By Rixtory

I picked up a Fantom CXX Last month $799...

I picked up a Fantom CXX Last month $799 Bikesdirect. Looked just like teh yellow one in teh picture about 10 posts back. It was nowhere near as setup as my titanium Legrand from Bikes Direct, but I...
07-12-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By Rixtory

I purchased a Motobecane Fantom Cross CXX from...

I purchased a Motobecane Fantom Cross CXX from BikesDirect earlier this year. It is Chromoly Steel frame. I had forgotten what a pleasure it is to ride a chromoly frame after I got rid of my '86...
07-12-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,548
Posted By Rixtory

Ditto on freewheel tool and bench vise. It will...

Ditto on freewheel tool and bench vise. It will come off easily. I also agree to what anyone says positively about Sheldon Brown and Harris Cyclery pages.
sheldon's site got me through a lot of...
07-05-14, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By Rixtory

running an ultegra rear cogset on an Apex Derailleur ?

Hi folks, I have a question regarding swapping out a wheelset. I have one bike here in PA and my other bike in Rochester with my wife (My daughter is in the hospital for a couple of weeks). My Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 801
Posted By Rixtory

OP, As I read this, I noticed you didn't mention...

OP, As I read this, I noticed you didn't mention your weight , and it was the first thing I thought. Must be a bigboy. Don't take offense, I am 280 and a bodybuilder. When I was in the low 300's...
03-10-11, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,066
Posted By Rixtory

Bike looks awesome, but that frame looks...

Bike looks awesome, but that frame looks identical to my 86 Cilo Tange 2.
03-07-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Rixtory

Pcitures of the Ti will be coming soon.... I also...

Pcitures of the Ti will be coming soon.... I also have some of the Cilo lying around. I will look for htose as well!!
Rick
03-06-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Rixtory

Picked up a new Motobecane Le Champion Ti bike this week...

Very excited. I assembled and checked out the bike on Thursday night, replacing the old Cilo (rest her soul) and spend the better part of yesterday with new road shoes and shimano yellow cleats and...
03-06-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,998
Posted By Rixtory

In the Army at Hunter Army Airfield in 78. ...

In the Army at Hunter Army Airfield in 78. worked part time at Love's Shell just outside the base for a year. Fun Job when you are 18....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-11, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Rixtory

Also, make sure the cleat is fastened tightly to...

Also, make sure the cleat is fastened tightly to the shoe. I used to wear Look reds and enjoyed the float, but onceI found a cleat had loosened up to the point it was moving on the shoe, rather than...
02-22-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,911
Posted By Rixtory

Weight of a Trek FX7700 or FX7.7

Not sure where to put this, but does anyone know what the weight is of this bike please?
10-01-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,058
Posted By Rixtory

However, we all do stupif things. Riding...

However, we all do stupif things. Riding clipless since 94. This spring, I hopped on in the garage and didn't even think about clipping in, coasted out to my car to get my sunglasses and stopped...
04-26-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,598
Posted By Rixtory

I don't know if you have had your surgery yet. I...

I don't know if you have had your surgery yet. I have had 3 aortic valve/valve repair surgeries since 2002. It takes about 2.5 -3 months depending on what they do. each surgery increases the...
04-26-10, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,910
Posted By Rixtory

Tom, So Happy to see this thread.... 3 valve...

Tom,
So Happy to see this thread.... 3 valve surgeries over the past 10 years. Now with a synthetic aorta and mechanical valve since 2005. On Coumadin since July-05 as well.
I found my Pro-Times...
Forum: Touring
03-12-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By Rixtory

In my other life I am a Backpacker and have a few...

In my other life I am a Backpacker and have a few sylnylon tents. I do not have the moment at the moment (sorry....I couldfn't help it) but it was receiving rave reviews by thruhikers at...
Replies: 8
Views: 5,907
Posted By Rixtory

Tange 1 Badge

Tange 1 Badge
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Views: 5,907
Posted By Rixtory

my 1987 original Cilo "105 Sport", except in 92,...

my 1987 original Cilo "105 Sport", except in 92, I replaced the front 105 BioPace crank with a 600 Biopace. Tange1.
02-07-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rixtory

Yikes never even thought about the hubs.:o:o ...

Yikes never even thought about the hubs.:o:o
They are Shimano Ultegra FH 6600's. In fact, the only reason I bought these wheels were that they were on closeout and deeply discounted 3 years ago...
02-07-10, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rixtory

Using 9-Speed Cassette Wheels on a 10-Speed Cassette Road Bike

Please forgive me if this question has been asked - I didn't see anything using search function......

I'd like to use my flat-bar bike wheels between a new road-bike.

I have an '03 Trek 7700FX...
10-12-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Rixtory

Help on Tire/Wheel size - Have I gone crazy??

Ok,
So I bought these new rims from Harris Cyclery for my old 86 Cilo -
700c" Sealed Hub/Sun M13II QR Wheelset 36 SPOKE (http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=2564)
and put these tires on...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,630
Posted By Rixtory

wow!! Alomst $3K and you are still only getting...

wow!! Alomst $3K and you are still only getting 105 grouping?? Kinda Pricey....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Rixtory

Cannondale Synapse 4 - SRAM Rival with Mavic rims or 105/Ultegra Combo & Shimano Rims

I was looking at bikes at my local LBS and test riding them this weekend. I really like the Synapse 4 - There are two versions - One with the SRAM/Mavic and the other with the Shimano Combo.
Not...
Forum: Foo
07-25-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,232
Posted By Rixtory

I have nice muscular legs, blasting quads now and...

I have nice muscular legs, blasting quads now and nowhere to show them off.....Glad to see others want shorter inseams back on their shorts.
I don't like to go over 5" inseam but find myself at...
07-23-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,775
Posted By Rixtory

I seem to remember the opposite of that law in...

I seem to remember the opposite of that law in assachusetts
07-22-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,490
Posted By Rixtory

#1 annoyance - 2 Women walking side by side, not...

#1 annoyance - 2 Women walking side by side, not paying attention to what they are doing or their surroundings and just yacking away.
#2 annoyance - Children on biking with parents, and the...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,165
Posted By Rixtory

I tow a Burley Copilot with my little ones. A...

I tow a Burley Copilot with my little ones. A beeeetch getting up hils, but it also works great on bike camping trips and the like. Had the Burley since 2002 - Am very satisfied with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,296
Posted By Rixtory

This is a similiar story and I am open for...

This is a similiar story and I am open for suggestions:
I Drive a 2003 Trek FX 7700. Shimano Deore XT 9spd Triple Crank. My other bike is a 1986 Cilo 12 speed. I did have a mountain bike for...
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rixtory

The shoulder straps stop my nipples from poking...

The shoulder straps stop my nipples from poking through my jersey.......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rixtory

This is incorrect. If you are careful with your...

This is incorrect. If you are careful with your diet and exercise regiment, you can easily add muscle and burn fat at the same time. As you put on muscle mass, your metabolism will burn faster and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By Rixtory

I started using brake cleaner And it seems to...

I started using brake cleaner And it seems to work well. This is more time intensive, but if I am anal....
- CAUTION - If you value your paint job, take the chain off the bike first!!
Also, I...
07-17-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 48,669
Posted By Rixtory

Get out there and ride woman!!!! You are going...

Get out there and ride woman!!!!
You are going to go through time anyways, so you might as well do it while doing something healthy and fun.
In 6 -9 months, there will be more people gazing at you...
Forum: Touring
07-16-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Rixtory

I go through the area frequently to our cottage...

I go through the area frequently to our cottage in Hammondsport (Keuka Lake). The depot hasn't been open in about 10 years IIRC. There used to be some Albino (white) deer inhabiting the base, so...
07-16-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,898
Posted By Rixtory

Ditto - Works well. The p-clips are available at...

Ditto - Works well. The p-clips are available at your LBS - 4 Clips will do it. Plus you will need 4-bolts and small nut/washer for each.
Forum: Foo
07-12-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Rixtory

ACL reconstruction in 1994. Wore a brace for...

ACL reconstruction in 1994. Wore a brace for about 2-3 months F/T then only when playing aports, hiking or biking. Mine cost $1000 and took about 3 weeks to make. It was similiar to the DonJoy.
I...
07-12-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,416
Posted By Rixtory

had them on my first really nice road bike - 1986...

had them on my first really nice road bike - 1986 Cilo. I ended up in mid 90's replacing the front crank with Shimano 600 Biopace, but this one doesn't seem as oblong as the old 105 did.
07-11-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,078
Posted By Rixtory

OK... Before I get called on this,I should change...

OK... Before I get called on this,I should change the name of the Thread: from "going from 27-speed to 12-speed" to "going from 9-Speed Triple Crank to Six-Speed Double crank" ;) I just realized I...
07-11-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,078
Posted By Rixtory

OK All, I finally got a chance to look at the...

OK All, I finally got a chance to look at the freewheel.
It is a Shimano MF2012 6 speed with 13-15-17-19-21-23 teeth combo.
My Rear dropout spacing is 126, so I think I can easily add this 13-34...
07-10-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,040
Posted By Rixtory

US Army 78-81 includinbg 2 years on East German...

US Army 78-81 includinbg 2 years on East German Border (Fulda) and Eastern PA.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,079
Posted By Rixtory

make a duct tape holster in a spare water bottle...

make a duct tape holster in a spare water bottle cage and carry a squirt gun with bit of ammonia mixed with water (not much is needed). A couple of shots to the head and they will think twice...
07-09-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,078
Posted By Rixtory

Thanks all for the replies. C-Fool - I grew up...

Thanks all for the replies. C-Fool - I grew up on the shores of Lake Ontario and only really had to worry about the wind (in one direction) on my rides. I am now just S of Beth and the hills here...
07-09-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,078
Posted By Rixtory

How to Climb Hills - Going from 27-speed to 12-speed

Hello....
I started riding again hard this spring and am down 65 lbs so far. I ride about 12-15 miles a day and attribute much of my success to my love/hate relationship with all the hills around...
07-09-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Rixtory

Ditto - Spent over 2 years trying to tighten and...

Ditto - Spent over 2 years trying to tighten and retighten Pedals and pedal arms thinking it was the problem. Finally one day saw Sheldon Brown's article on squeaking and my squeak was gone forever...
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