Search: Posts Made By: GV27
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.17 seconds.
05-17-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By GV27

Thanks guys, I figured it'd be OK. Thanks for the...

Thanks guys, I figured it'd be OK. Thanks for the reassurance.

I used to have a hitch-mount rack on my truck and it was great. I don't really fancy putting a 2" receiver on my Audi though.

I do...
05-17-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,579
Posted By GV27

Fork-clamp roof rack and no lawyer tabs.

Hi Guys,

I'm just looking for a little reassurance here. I have a fork-clamp roof rack on my car (Yakima Steelhead). I haven't used a rack like that in a LONG time (been driving a truck with a...
11-26-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By GV27

I've had to adjust brakes like that before. It's...

I've had to adjust brakes like that before. It's fine.

As mentioned, seems like you found a good guy. Fixed your problem and made you feel good about the transaction at the same time. Really all...
09-25-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13,755
Views: 1,206,038
Posted By GV27

Well, hopefully nobody gets mad because this...

Well, hopefully nobody gets mad because this wasn't taken TODAY but rather last week. On a trail called "Cradleboard" between Broomfield and Louisville, Colorado on my way to work one day. Lovely...
08-17-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By GV27

Thumbies are sized for bars. There is a similar...

Thumbies are sized for bars. There is a similar IRD part on the Riv page for quill stem mounting.
08-17-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By GV27

They do seem to be pretty good for the price. But...

They do seem to be pretty good for the price. But a used bike that is worth $300 is certainly going to be higher quality than a new $300 bike. That goes for just about anything you can think of....
08-17-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,062
Posted By GV27

+1. What are you trying to accomplish? Friction...

+1. What are you trying to accomplish? Friction shifting or the look of downtube shifters? If the former, take dsbrantjr's advice. If the latter, get a different frame. Seems like a good "classic"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By GV27

Back in the day when I was racing (and weighed...

Back in the day when I was racing (and weighed nothing) people were constantly preaching this to me. But I was always just a lot more comfortable standing. I'd go back and forth - and as just a rec...
07-23-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,686
Posted By GV27

Just how many options do you want?!?! LOL

Just how many options do you want?!?! LOL
07-21-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,349
Posted By GV27

I used it religiously back then. Sure it was just...

I used it religiously back then. Sure it was just like having no tape at all - but if you could look like Laurent Fignon doing it, who the f cared?
06-22-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By GV27

Man, those guys are just looking for a lawsuit....

Man, those guys are just looking for a lawsuit. "Supposed to spin"?!? Man, that's just nuts...make 'em glue them on with just a little spray adhesive as mentioned. Or you could show them the Riv...
05-31-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By GV27

Just an update since I finally found time to dig...

Just an update since I finally found time to dig into it. It turned out to be a complete brain-fart on my part. When I built this bike up last year I used the crown race from a Super Record headset I...
05-22-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 25,737
Posted By GV27

The comparison? Riv bikes are f'n EXPENSIVE...

The comparison? Riv bikes are f'n EXPENSIVE compared to most other bikes out there! I've never quite gotten the connection though - that somehow Grant's a hypocrite because he recommends a $300 bike...
05-16-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By GV27

Ah, but it's such a thing of beauty! And it has...

Ah, but it's such a thing of beauty! And it has relatively low miles on it compared to it's age. It was on my race bike from when I was 15 years old (I'm 42 now). So it got a lot of hard use the...
05-16-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By GV27

Hadn't heard that one before, but it certainly...

Hadn't heard that one before, but it certainly would explain the issue I'm feeling. I'll go ahead and do the clean and repack and while it's apart I might as well rotate the cups. Thanks!
05-14-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By GV27

Last time I had it apart it looked fine. I...

Last time I had it apart it looked fine. I haven't ridden it loose for any significant length of time. I do know how to properly install a headset. I've repacked it a few times over the decades. It...
05-14-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By GV27

Self-centered steering

I have a threaded 1" headset and fork. The steering has developed a "notch" at dead-straight ahead - it takes a little bit of force to get it off-center, but then it is completely free side-to-side....
Forum: Commuting
04-09-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By GV27

Late reply back - been in London riding Boris...

Late reply back - been in London riding Boris Bikes!

Thanks Aggie - goof-off worked a treat!

Chris
Forum: Commuting
03-16-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By GV27

Either that or I sat on gum on a bench or...

Either that or I sat on gum on a bench or something. Hadn't considered that. I did find some on my shorts, but then it would be since it was on the seat.....

Thanks folks. I'll try the ice cube...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By GV27

Cleaning gum off a Brooks

I was torn between posting this here or C&V but stepping in gum sounds like a common commuter issue! I think I must have stepped in gum somewhere along the way and then managed to sc**** it onto the...
09-07-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By GV27

Stolen Bike Flyer

I thought y'all would get a kick out of this. Seen on several phone poles in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. Clear, concise and to the point!
...
09-07-11, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By GV27

Many gear ratios are duplicated - different...

Many gear ratios are duplicated - different combos make similar ratios.

Sounds like you basically have the right idea. Use the front chain rings (the three on the crank) to select a range. Then...
06-18-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 26,054
Posted By GV27

^^^^ What he said. There's nothing on a bicycle...

^^^^ What he said. There's nothing on a bicycle that qualifies as "high pressure". Even on a car, very few things do. Wheel bearings, differentials....some tranny designs.

I used to use a stock of...
06-16-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,216
Posted By GV27

Absolutely - why pay for a bunch of pricey...

Absolutely - why pay for a bunch of pricey wrenches when a pair of pliers works just as well? :rolleyes:
06-13-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,321
Posted By GV27

Yeah, I wear seersucker shirts for riding all...

Yeah, I wear seersucker shirts for riding all summer. Coolest thing going. Get 'em on sale at Kohl's for $15 - $20 each....
06-13-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,440
Posted By GV27

Oh man, I went to the Benotto factory in Mexico...

Oh man, I went to the Benotto factory in Mexico City once...around 84 or 85 I guess? Yeah - EVERY range of bicycle, with most of them being very low end. Kids bikes, cargo bikes, tandems, you name it...
06-10-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,153
Posted By GV27

So what should he do? Get off and walk his bike...

So what should he do? Get off and walk his bike around every one? Obviously he can't ride around them because he'd have to leave the bike lane and get a ticket. In fact, that's his ENTIRE point! The...
12-08-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By GV27

This couldn't possibly be less helpful (and I...

This couldn't possibly be less helpful (and I suppose it's bragging a bit), but it always amazes me how different Colorado (and surrounding states, I suppose) is. I have several vintage steel frames...
11-02-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By GV27

You mean an ad? Well, you get what you pay for...

You mean an ad? Well, you get what you pay for around here, I suppose.....

edit: wait....huh?
10-11-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,506
Posted By GV27

Yeah, last fall Target had Merino sweaters for...

Yeah, last fall Target had Merino sweaters for like $25 or something. Only v-necks unfortunately but still very nice for the price.
10-11-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,506
Posted By GV27

Remember you don't have to wear bike specific...

Remember you don't have to wear bike specific clothes to ride a bike.

The Aussie Merino Skins that Rivendell sells are fantastic. They're around $50 to $60 for long- and short-sleeve t-shirts that...
10-04-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,464
Posted By GV27

I wear wool shirts like Rivendell sells - the...

I wear wool shirts like Rivendell sells - the Aussie Merino Skins are the ones I like best. One of the big catalog retailers sells them too - but darned if I can remember which one. Not L.L. Bean but...
09-26-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,476
Posted By GV27

You're looking for a 20% or better improvement....

You're looking for a 20% or better improvement. If your bike weighs 30lbs and you weigh 120lbs getting rid of the bike completely will lose 20% of the weight. Or you could get a bike that weighs...
09-24-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By GV27

Yeah, yeah! That's what my Dad called his grease...

Yeah, yeah! That's what my Dad called his grease gun when I was a kid - a "Goose Gun". Hey man - thanks for bringing back that memory for me - I'd completely forgotten that!
09-24-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By GV27

I've not had experience with that sort of nipple...

I've not had experience with that sort of nipple on a bike - but I'm fairly certain that's the type of grease zerk used on old British sports cars. Zerks like that are usually for grease. You use a...
09-22-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By GV27

"I found this experience particularly unnerving...

"I found this experience particularly unnerving because it was completely unexpected. I've put thousands of miles on this older bike with no problems since purchasing it used last year on...
09-22-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,679
Posted By GV27

? That's weird. I haven't searched every...

?

That's weird. I haven't searched every retailer on the web - only Excel and Jenson - but at least those two retailers don't offer a 52-tooth "stock" big ring option on Super Record, Record,...
09-22-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,679
Posted By GV27

Agreed - my bike's big gear is a 48x12 and I've...

Agreed - my bike's big gear is a 48x12 and I've only used it a couple of times. I'd rather coast if I get anywhere near spinning that out. And maybe it's just marketing - if your bike is going to be...
09-22-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,679
Posted By GV27

Well, perhaps Colonel Lloyd is right and he meant...

Well, perhaps Colonel Lloyd is right and he meant (or the translator meant) 53x12. The quote is the quote - he definitely meant it was a big friggin' gear or he wouldn't have mentioned it. But for...
09-22-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,679
Posted By GV27

Modern vs. Classic gearing

Hi all,

Just wanted to know people's thoughts on why modern bikes are equipped with such large gears vs. classic bikes. The question raised it's head today on the Cycling Art Blog with this quote...
09-22-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,246
Posted By GV27

Almost completely off topic: When the Soviet...

Almost completely off topic:

When the Soviet National Team came to the Coors Classic in 1981 they rode Colnagos. Gorgeous red ones to match their jerseys. Super Record. Mechanics were nice guys -...
09-21-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,634
Posted By GV27

Oh very cool! Yeah, mine had the same...

Oh very cool!

Yeah, mine had the same riding. Trails, BMX jumps, "ghost riding", etc. Even jumped it into a pool once with no obvious damage!

I used to absolutely DESTROY my friends on the...
09-20-10, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,634
Posted By GV27

WOW - NICE! I had one of those when I was a...

WOW - NICE!

I had one of those when I was a kid. What a great bike - I rode that thing to hell and back several times. SWEET!
09-11-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,611
Posted By GV27

so......this guy is trying to flip some bikes but...

so......this guy is trying to flip some bikes but instead his wife gets knocked up by some college kids. Right? I get that part.

Or were the college kids getting horny because she was already...
09-09-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,444
Posted By GV27

+1 for the PBPs. I put them on my new Mercian and...

+1 for the PBPs. I put them on my new Mercian and haven't regretted it a second!
09-09-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,378
Posted By GV27

I adore my egg-beaters. Love 'em, love 'em, love...

I adore my egg-beaters. Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em. I wear cheapie Shimano shoes that look and walk like a regular shoe.

Did I mention I like egg-beaters?
09-09-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By GV27

I don't think Mercian has ever made - at least...

I don't think Mercian has ever made - at least not in the last 3 or 4 decades - what would be called a low-end frame. At worst it's hand built with Reynolds 531 and good lugs and drop-outs.

Nice...
09-08-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,947
Posted By GV27

Oh...Canada. OK. Shipping to the US for mine was...

Oh...Canada. OK. Shipping to the US for mine was only $150. With the initial price being almost half what most US builders charge, it was outright cheap to the US. Mine was less than $1500 shipped...
09-08-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,947
Posted By GV27

Have you looked at Mercian? Price is right, any...

Have you looked at Mercian? Price is right, any geometry you like. Beautiful finish. LOVE mine.

http://merciancycles.co.uk

http://merciancycles.co.uk/images/gallery/2/191-display.jpg

edit:...
07-30-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By GV27

.....drool...... I doubt the noise is...

.....drool......

I doubt the noise is something with the glue. A tire will stay on a rim pretty well and silently with no glue at all. I think the whole tire roll thing is overblown. Redo it if it...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.