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Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,155
Posted By j814wong

Peter Sagan had a bell during last year's TdF and...

Peter Sagan had a bell during last year's TdF and i don't think anyone would call him Fred Sagan

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,304
Posted By j814wong

I'm 5'10" and weigh 150lb and apparently, friends...

I'm 5'10" and weigh 150lb and apparently, friends and family think that's skinny. I think it's pretty average though I'd like to lose some fat from the thighs and buttocks. My jersey is small but my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 12,836
Posted By j814wong

I'm sticking with 8 speeds because anyone with...

I'm sticking with 8 speeds because anyone with more than 8 speeds is a smug Euro-pro elitist.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By j814wong

What sort of roadways can I ride on?

What types of roadways am I legally allowed to ride on?

I'm guessing it's illegal for a bike to ride on the highway and expressways. However, I'm curious if there are laws for NYS that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By j814wong

I've the urge to learn French, Italian and Spanish

I have the urge to learn these three language so that I can follow the native language commentary during various cycling events. Yes, I know there is always English commentary for many races but I...
03-06-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By j814wong

I have a similar issue. When the lower limit...

I have a similar issue. When the lower limit screw is at it's loosest and I shift down to the smallest chainring, the front derailleur hits the frame. This is the same front derailleur that came with...
03-06-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,967
Posted By j814wong

Who wouldn't be hateful at gravity at times? It...

Who wouldn't be hateful at gravity at times? It seeks to murder our legs on steep climbs. Then again, it also keeps us rollin'
02-25-14, 09:00 AM
02-24-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,152
Posted By j814wong

I did what Andrew Stewart suggested and was able...

I did what Andrew Stewart suggested and was able to get the bottom bracket more centered though there is still a small gap where from the edge of the cups to the frame.

The distance is 1mm on each...
02-24-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,152
Posted By j814wong

There instructions for the bottom bracket don't...

There instructions for the bottom bracket don't show more than install the main body first then the adapter (adjustable cup).
...
02-24-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,152
Posted By j814wong

The adjustable cup is plastic. I think I'll...

The adjustable cup is plastic.

I think I'll just go to my LBS to see what they can do.
02-24-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,152
Posted By j814wong

My bike is a Gravity Liberty CX from BikesDirect...

My bike is a Gravity Liberty CX from BikesDirect and the BB is a Shimano BB-ES25
02-24-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,152
Posted By j814wong

Bottom Bracket Adjustable cup doesn't go all the way in?

Firstly, I am 100% certain that I got the right size bottom bracket for my bike. I checked that it was the same as my old bottom bracket's size. i installed right side first and screwed it all teh...
02-22-14, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,983
Posted By j814wong

It's better to take off the pedals and use the...

It's better to take off the pedals and use the bike like a balance bike to develop a sense of balance. Training wheels just teach you to pedal but not to balance. After getting balance, one can then...
02-22-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,150
Posted By j814wong

Relative velocities. If you are stationary...

Relative velocities.

If you are stationary and a car hits you, you received far more "force" than if you are moving 25 mph while the car is moving 30 mph and hits you from behind. But that still...
02-22-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

In Lennard Zinn's book on road bike maintenance...

In Lennard Zinn's book on road bike maintenance and repair, he said that if your chain ends up particularly dirty one could put the chain in in a water bottle with a little solvent then shake the...
02-21-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Well, i honestly had no clue that it was any bit...

Well, i honestly had no clue that it was any bit a joke.

Now that I scroll down... "This page was a joke"
02-21-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

I just got a new KMC X8.99 Chain and it is...

I just got a new KMC X8.99 Chain and it is entirely slathered with factory grease making it likely to be very prone to catching dust and dirt as well as being quite sticky to the touch.

Wiping...
02-20-14, 08:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Regarding the rusting and corrosive part, your...

Regarding the rusting and corrosive part, your comment also apply to not soaking any bike part including chainrings and cassettes in Simple Green?

Is there a better chemical that I can use to wash...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,107
Posted By j814wong

Personally, i wouldn't spend over $1500 on a bike...

Personally, i wouldn't spend over $1500 on a bike if I am not a racer.

Or in other words, don't be a Fred.

But really, even at $1500, you can get a great bike though one that probably isn't...
02-20-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

The goo applied to the spring was only in globs...

The goo applied to the spring was only in globs in certain sections and not the entire spring. If it were corrosion resistance, I think it would have been applied to the entire spring and not just in...
02-19-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Thanks again. About the rear derailleur, it...

Thanks again.

About the rear derailleur, it came with some green colored lube spread onto the spring (I think it's called a knuckle spring). Over time, it has attracted a bunch of dirt and other...
02-19-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Thanks for the advice. But asides from the post...

Thanks for the advice. But asides from the post ride wipe, is there a good way to give the chain a proper cleaning besides a simple wipe down?

I don't always wipe down the chain, cassettes, or...
02-19-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Should I not use simple green on my bike at all...

Should I not use simple green on my bike at all then in any place?

What do you suggest that I use to clean greasy and oily cassettes and cranksets? I've only wetted a rag with Simple Green to wipe...
02-19-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Why is it bad for chains? On Bikeforums, i've...

Why is it bad for chains? On Bikeforums, i've read of many other people who've used it with good result.
02-19-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Yes, it is an 8 speed chain which is due for...

Yes, it is an 8 speed chain which is due for replacement.

It was easier handling smaller sections of a chain. I also read in various palces that some people suggested putting a chain into an old...
02-19-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Thanks for the advice. I might as well replace...

Thanks for the advice. I might as well replace the chain anyway as it had a lot of visible wear.

It's a cheapo Sunrace chain so might as well replace it.
02-19-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By j814wong

Tight bike chain (Won't bend)

Using a chaintool, I took apart my bike chain into about 8 segments then soaked each of them in watered down degreaser for a bit then using a towel and q-tips to clean it out. However, when I put the...
02-18-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,701
Posted By j814wong

One quick question regarding antiseize for the...

One quick question regarding antiseize for the BB. All I need a a thin coat right? Normally, I'm generous with grease when applying it to threaded parts but I'm not sure if this ought to be teh case...
02-18-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,701
Posted By j814wong

Is there any particular brand of antiseize that...

Is there any particular brand of antiseize that you would recommend or does it not really matter? For example, Finish Line sells 8oz antiseize for $16 while another non-bike specific brand (Permatex)...
02-18-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,701
Posted By j814wong

Thanks for the advice. To be specific, my...

Thanks for the advice.

To be specific, my new BB is a Shimano BB-ES25 and it is already slathered in grease but I may add my own White Lightning Crystal Grease which is waterproof.

I think I'll...
02-18-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,701
Posted By j814wong

Should i find a way to remove the rust inside or...

Should i find a way to remove the rust inside or leave it be?

Later, I can get a photograph of the bottom bracket and the area near the frame where the bototm bracket fits.
02-18-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,701
Posted By j814wong

Thanks for the suggestion. I think my bike does...

Thanks for the suggestion. I think my bike does have a screw on cable guide but am not certain so I'll take a look at that later.

I'm sure caulk would work well but I would prefer a less...
02-18-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,280
Posted By j814wong

BikesDirect is carrying two models of the LeTour...

BikesDirect is carrying two models of the LeTour but I'm not sure how it compares to the old ones.
02-18-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,701
Posted By j814wong

Water get into my frame? Rusting in bottom bracket area.

So today, I removed my old bottom bracket in preparation to install a new one and a new crankset. After having to but my entire body weight (I was stepping on the tool to try to turn it.) into it to...
02-16-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,280
Posted By j814wong

As one person noted, note the difference between...

As one person noted, note the difference between normal Schwinn bikes and Schwinn Signature bikes. The latter are comparatively higher end than normal Schwinns. But still, finding LBSes that carry...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 20,093
Views: 4,436,679
Posted By j814wong

I bought Zinn's book for road bike maintenance.

I bought Zinn's book for road bike maintenance.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,988
Posted By j814wong

So the general consensus is that +-15% is junk...

So the general consensus is that +-15% is junk compared to normal powermeter accuracy. Is the innards of a powermeter really such that a $1000 price tag is warranted? One poster brought up that older...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,988
Posted By j814wong

An $8 Power Meter?!

I just found an app of Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.innovativeappdesigns.cyclepowermeter&hl=en) that claims to "without calibration (only entering rider's weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

Thanks. I think that I will start out with some...

Thanks. I think that I will start out with some group rides and charity rides first (something more casual and less competitive). Where I am currently going to college, I have not seen a single road...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

Nah. I'll glue the numbers to my jersey so I'll...

Nah. I'll glue the numbers to my jersey so I'll be super-aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

RideWithGPS and the Garmin Edge 800 does not...

RideWithGPS and the Garmin Edge 800 does not accurately take into account wormholes. I should probably drop my review of the Garmin Edge to 3 stars but then again, it helped me navigate to a wormhole...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

I will delay my attempts at racing for the sake...

I will delay my attempts at racing for the sake of my fellow cyclists!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

I figured. However, those are the numbers I get...

I figured. However, those are the numbers I get from RideWithGPS. But yes, I do recall my ride being around 2 hours and not 1:16.

Sorry for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

Thanks for sharing the link. It looks very...

Thanks for sharing the link. It looks very helpful: I'll read it in depth soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

Well yes, now I get it. But when I see numbers in...

Well yes, now I get it. But when I see numbers in a person's name, I'd usually think it relates to something like a birthday.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

Uh... My area code is not 814

Uh... My area code is not 814
02-01-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,220
Posted By j814wong

I wish I lived in such a place that I could leave...

I wish I lived in such a place that I could leave my bike outside a store without a lock and know for a fact that it would never be stolen.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

Thanks for the advice everyone.

Thanks for the advice everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,129
Posted By j814wong

What do you mean by your last sentence about area...

What do you mean by your last sentence about area code 814? That's in Penn. I think.
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