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02-06-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,812
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Just be sure you get the correct version for disc...

Just be sure you get the correct version for disc brakes. The non-disc version of the rack isn't wide enough at the bottom.
02-05-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,812
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I've got a Topeak Explorer rack and use the prior...

I've got a Topeak Explorer rack and use the prior version of the MTX TrunkBag DX. I've been really happy with them and haven't had a single issue.
02-02-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,812
Posted By FLJeepGuy

My wife and I mostly ride north along A1A through...

My wife and I mostly ride north along A1A through the Talbot Island area to Amelia and Fernandina. The Jax-Baldwin rail trail is a nice 14.5 mile ride each way too but it's a 30-40 minute drive away...
02-01-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,812
Posted By FLJeepGuy

No pics since I'm at work, but mostly I've just...

No pics since I'm at work, but mostly I've just added accessories since this is my main all-around ride:

More comfortable grips and better seat
Basic computer for time, speed, and distance
...
10-24-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,404
Posted By FLJeepGuy

The right tools do matter. You can try to force...

The right tools do matter. You can try to force it using what you have on hand, but you run the risk of doing damage.

I'll chime in on some of the other advise form above.

Buy the best tools...
10-12-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,789
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Just for some additional info, my '95 Specialized...

Just for some additional info, my '95 Specialized HardRock Ultra is Cro-Mo double-butted tubing. It has a prominent decal on the down tube:
10-10-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,789
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Yep, I missed the aluminum requirement... ...

Yep, I missed the aluminum requirement...

However, for a big guy, a nice riding steel frame might just be the ticket. I'm a big guy and I've owned several of the Specialized bikes I mentioned and...
10-10-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,789
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Take a look for a Specialized HardRock,...

Take a look for a Specialized HardRock, RockHopper, or StumpJumper from the early '90s. Also, Trek 7xx, 8xx, and 9xx series MBs from that time. Those things are built like tanks and can be had in...
Forum: Foo
10-06-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,899
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Checking in from Jacksonville, FL here. We're...

Checking in from Jacksonville, FL here. We're hunkering down and hoping for the best.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,938
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Just a quick update. It took a couple of weeks on...

Just a quick update. It took a couple of weeks on CL, but I managed to sell the bike for $200.
09-30-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,598
Posted By FLJeepGuy

This seems to be a fairly common scam. I've had...

This seems to be a fairly common scam. I've had nearly the same initial contact on numerous occasions. Buyer out of town, sending a certified check, friend will pick up item, etc. On any out of town...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,938
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I may put it up on the G'ville CL, however, that...

I may put it up on the G'ville CL, however, that is about 1.5-2 hours away from Jacksonville, and not many folks will drive up here for a commuter bike. We do have several colleges here in Jax though...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,938
Posted By FLJeepGuy

1986 Centurion LeMans RS

I've had this bike for the better part of a year. It was in fairly rough shape when I got it but it cleaned up nicely. I'm finding the bike is a bit large for me both in height and reach so I'm...
Forum: Foo
08-10-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,124
Posted By FLJeepGuy

My family is on the AT&T 15GB plan with monthly...

My family is on the AT&T 15GB plan with monthly roll-over. We always use 3-5GB but my usage can really spike depending on work. I'm an IT guy and depending on the amount of remote access I do, the...
08-10-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,235
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Park Tool has a series of videos on brake...

Park Tool has a series of videos on brake adjustments. This video is the starting point and contains links to each of the brake type specific videos: Park Tool Guide to Rim Brakes

I've found them...
08-09-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,812
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I'm with you on this one. Every time a bike that...

I'm with you on this one. Every time a bike that isn't a full suspended off-road model is mentioned around here as having a suspension fork, it's only a matter of a very short time that someone pipes...
08-04-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,812
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Just ran across this thread and figured I'd add...

Just ran across this thread and figured I'd add my name to the list of satisfied Crosstrail owners. I've got a '14 Crosstrail Disc model that I absolutely love riding. It's versatile enough for...
Forum: Foo
08-01-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,063
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Yep and I remember the TV ads using the slogan as...

Yep and I remember the TV ads using the slogan as well: "America's Roast Beef Yes'sir!"

Man, I do miss their Black Cow shakes too. I know it's just a root beer float, but dang they were good!
08-01-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 1,499,703
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Here's a few MTBs that have been in my garage at...

Here's a few MTBs that have been in my garage at one point or another. All of them have moved on to other homes except for the last one: the 1995 Specialized HardRock Ultra which is in mint...
02-22-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Really nice find there! I had a bright red...

Really nice find there!

I had a bright red (Cardinal?) Le Tour II in high school (late '70s) and loved that bike. It was stolen from outside an office at my church while I watched through the...
02-04-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,189
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I'm a big fan of both GT and Specialized and have...

I'm a big fan of both GT and Specialized and have been considering both the Grade and Diverge. I've found you get more for your money for the GT Grade at any trim and equipment level, and having...
01-17-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Well, you didn't really mention your price range,...

Well, you didn't really mention your price range, but you do somewhat get what you pay for. After going through several racks that just didn't last, I purchased a Yakima HoldUp...
12-23-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Well, the pictures are in as-purchased condition,...

Well, the pictures are in as-purchased condition, but I rather like the contrasting colors of the bottle holders. As far as the chain and other wear items go, they'll all be gone through and replaced...
12-23-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Tunturi is a Netherlands-based (Finnish?) company...

Tunturi is a Netherlands-based (Finnish?) company that's still in business making exercise equipment. In the '80s, they dabbled in bikes which I believe were sold through Sears. It's a Cro-Mo framed,...
12-23-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I'm just really getting into vintage bikes but...

I'm just really getting into vintage bikes but really looking forward to putting some miles on this one.

Here are the other vintage bikes in my stable (ignore the seat adjustments as they've been...
12-22-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 328,445
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Here's a Centurion LeMans RS I picked up last...

Here's a Centurion LeMans RS I picked up last night...

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12-22-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Here are a couple of more pics. Also, judging by...

Here are a couple of more pics. Also, judging by the serial number, this may be an '85 frame with an '86 paint job? According to Sheldon Brown, the paint job is correct for '86 and '87:...
12-22-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Yep, Tange #2...

Yep, Tange #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) !
12-22-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Thanks for the heads up on the pump, it'll stay...

Thanks for the heads up on the pump, it'll stay on the bike. :thumb:

Yep, it's really clean; it needs a good bath and buff, but everything looks to be surface dirt. It's a shame about the scratch...
12-22-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,002
Posted By FLJeepGuy

New in the stable... '86 Centurion LeMans RS

Last night I acquired a '86 ('87 maybe?) Centurion LeMans RS via the local CL listings. The pictures below are from the CL ad and are representative of the as-found condition. I got the bike for $90...
Forum: Foo
12-21-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I've quite enjoyed Bulleit Rye on many occaisions...

I've quite enjoyed Bulleit Rye on many occaisions but have yet to try Templeton. Hudson Manhattan Rye is delicious, but pricey and I'd never turn down Angel's Envy rye or bourbon either.

So many...
Forum: Foo
12-21-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,087
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I know I'm late to the game as the OP has already...

I know I'm late to the game as the OP has already made his purchase. I will add that I've never tasted a Glenfiddich I didn't like and the Solera aged 15 yo is one of my personal favorites. Here are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 08:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,708
Posted By FLJeepGuy

As a teenager I was riding at a high rate of...

As a teenager I was riding at a high rate of speed on the sidewalk next to a very busy 4 lane road. I was looking down instead of ahead and looked up just in time to see a solid concrete bus stop...
12-16-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 19,575
Posted By FLJeepGuy

If I remember correctly, another reason these...

If I remember correctly, another reason these were pulled from the market was that the balls would eventually weaken and shatter. This resulted in sharp plastic shrapnel flying all over including...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,273
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I bought a couple garage bike racks on the cheap...

I bought a couple garage bike racks on the cheap from a guy on CL and he threw in two MTB-style bikes he and his wife had purchased from a big-box store for use on a Halloween zombie-themed ride....
11-13-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Also, when using any of the major search engines,...

Also, when using any of the major search engines, start your search criteria with "site:bikeforums.net". That will limit results to matches on this site only.
10-26-15, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Those are mounting locations for brakes. I'm...

Those are mounting locations for brakes. I'm assuming that particular bike has a coaster brake, so no rim brakes were installed.
10-14-15, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Another bike to consider would be the Specialized...

Another bike to consider would be the Specialized Crosstrail. The Sirrus and Crosstrail are essentially the same bike with the main differences being that the Crosstrail has front suspension...
Forum: Southeast
09-09-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I saw your post to the SORBA-JAX group on...

I saw your post to the SORBA-JAX group on Facebook and it looks like you've gotten some suggestions. I do suggest checking the weather though because as of now, it looks like it's going to rain all...
08-13-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,016
Posted By FLJeepGuy

What issue did you have with the ratchet? One of...

What issue did you have with the ratchet? One of my HoldUp's arms is very stiff compared to the other three. I wonder if it's the same issue. It seems like the ratchet mech is too tight. It hasn't...
08-12-15, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17,377
Views: 2,655,794
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Honestly, I don't know how I can pass this one...

Honestly, I don't know how I can pass this one up...

one of a kind sick ass chopper - $800 (jax beach) (http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/5152058543.html)470727
08-11-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,040
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I've had this one in my stable now for several...

I've had this one in my stable now for several months and can say that it's truly nice to ride. It took me quite a few rides to get reacquainted with the downtube shifters and quick handling, but...
06-15-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,434
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Welcome to the club... I have three bikes...

Welcome to the club... I have three bikes (personal ones, not including the family ones):

2014 Specialized Crosstrail Disc - My main bike
1995 Specialized HardRock Ultra - Cruiser and light...
06-11-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,656
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Just to through another recommendation into the...

Just to through another recommendation into the ring... I'm 5'11", 265lbs (down from 290). I ride a Specialized Crosstrail Disc, but if I had to do it over again, I would go for its more...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I can recommend the Topeak racks from long-term,...

I can recommend the Topeak racks from long-term, personal experience. I have the Topeak Explorer Tubular Disc Rack (http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks/ExplorerTubularRack_discMount) on two of my...
05-15-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Careful with that question as it generally leads...

Careful with that question as it generally leads into an argument of a religious nature.... :fight:

Most folks have personal favorites, however, there are several that come up more often than...
05-15-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Actually, that one looks pretty good. I tend to...

Actually, that one looks pretty good. I tend to be picky about brake and shift operation so I put a bit more time more frequently into that. Also, we have a lot of sand here in Florida, so I clean...
04-28-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,266
Posted By FLJeepGuy

I'm waiting for this one. They should be shipping...

I'm waiting for this one. They should be shipping before long.

Rapido Pro Head (http://rapidopro.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,205
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Lezyne Pressure Drive CFH Pump/CO2...

Lezyne Pressure Drive CFH Pump/CO2 (http://www.lezyne.com/product-CO2-cfh-pressdrivecfh.php)
Forum: Commuting
04-22-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By FLJeepGuy

Thanks much. I was averaging about 10-11 mph, up...

Thanks much. I was averaging about 10-11 mph, up to a max of 18 in some of the more open areas.
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