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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Gimpdiggity

I really like the added braking power. I went...

I really like the added braking power. I went for my first longer ride since I put them on today and it's nice.

But what's really nice is the hand positions that I can use now. I used to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,130
Posted By Gimpdiggity

I really like that color scheme. That's nice.

I really like that color scheme. That's nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-10, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Upgraded My Brakes Today.

Hi everyone.

I've got an older Bianchi road bike. It's a 12 speed and it had non-aero Shimano brake levers and single pivot calipers on it.

Today I installed a set of Tektro Aero levers,...
06-05-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 280,060
Posted By Gimpdiggity

No, they are friction. I am thinking it might be...

No, they are friction. I am thinking it might be the most basic model...which I think is just a "Sport."

Quick question...even if it is a "low end" bike, is it still "nice?". And by that, I mean,...
06-04-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 280,060
Posted By Gimpdiggity

I can try to snap some pics when I get a day off....

I can try to snap some pics when I get a day off. Camera doesn't work very well without good light.

As far as the components.

The brake levers say "BL-Z304" stamped on them.
The brake...
06-03-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 280,060
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Here's my information: 1. It's a 12 speed,...

Here's my information:

1. It's a 12 speed, Shimano components, shifters on the stem for the handlebars
2. The frame says: Tange 900 CR-MO Double Butted Tubes
3. The fork says: Mangaloy 2001...
06-03-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,271
Posted By Gimpdiggity

I will be absolutely honest...I have NO idea what...

I will be absolutely honest...I have NO idea what model the bike is.

I got it from a girl that I work with. She was going to give it to me, but after I found not a single Bianchi in the same...
06-03-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,271
Posted By Gimpdiggity

I have thought about going with the aero levers. ...

I have thought about going with the aero levers.

I may have to go ahead and order some of those Tektros, because you're right, the hoods that I've found for the brake levers that are on there...
06-03-10, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,271
Posted By Gimpdiggity

I ended up taking the other screw out tonight and...

I ended up taking the other screw out tonight and adjusting the front brake as well.

Everything seems to work just fine, so I'm going to go ahead and leave the suicide levers off. Now I just...
06-02-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,271
Posted By Gimpdiggity

I guess I must be in luck, because for whatever...

I guess I must be in luck, because for whatever reason once the screw has been removed there is no protruding part at all. It's completely flush with the body for the brake lever. There is, quite...
06-02-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,271
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Removing Suicide/Safety Levers...

Hi everyone. Let me start this post by mentioning that I've searched the forum and the archives, and I'm not having much luck finding what I'm looking for specifically. I used what I found to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Hi again everyone. I took it to my LBS to...

Hi again everyone.

I took it to my LBS to get some new tires put on it, and the guy there told me a little bit about it. He said that Bianchis from this era are pretty difficult to find...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Help Me Identify My Bianchi...

Hello everyone.

I've been a member of the forums here for quite a while, but haven't posted in ages.

I've been searching around, and seem to be finding no real leads as to what it is that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Cool. I'll print those ones up so that I can...

Cool. I'll print those ones up so that I can have a hard copy when I need it.


Thanks alot guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Sweet!!! Thanks alot, now I'll check those...

Sweet!!!

Thanks alot, now I'll check those instructions out to make sure that I got everything set up correctly.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Cateye Astrale 8 Question About Wheel Sizing...

Hey everyone, just got a Cateye Astrale 8 in the mail today, but alas it came with no instructions.

I've pretty much figured out how to get it mounted, and how to set the time. However, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-07, 02:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,034
Posted By Gimpdiggity

I have a flat-bar roadbike, and the bike shop set...

I have a flat-bar roadbike, and the bike shop set my seat up a good 5 inches or so higher than the bars.

It feels comfortable to me, so I think it must be correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-07, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Nevermind, I just found a way to move some things...

Nevermind, I just found a way to move some things around and get it mounted a bit higher.

It still doesn't fit inside of the frame, but at the height and angle that it's at now, it shouldn't cause...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-07, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Side Mount U-Lock--Gets in the Way??

Hey everyone.

I just got a U-lock because after some searching I determined that they're about the best lock you can get. That, and it's got a theft gaurantee on it.

When I got home, I found...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Alot of those trails are things for foot traffic...

Alot of those trails are things for foot traffic as well, but I've never seen any kind of speed limit on them. I've run the river trail at an average of about 15mph before...just got to be weary of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Gimpdiggity

If you're in Okemos, you should check out...

If you're in Okemos, you should check out Velocipede. They are right on the strip between campus and Okemos...on Grand River near Park Lake road. Riverfront Cycle is downtown Lansing, near the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Gimpdiggity

It's not Dearborn, but it's Michigan... If...

It's not Dearborn, but it's Michigan...

If you were ever in Lansing, Riverfront Cycle downtown is a great place to go. That's where I got my bike from.

Velociped Peddler in East Lansing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,633
Posted By Gimpdiggity

...and for everyone that has offered any kind of...

...and for everyone that has offered any kind of advice without any negativity, thank you very much.

I guess there are just people on every message board that don't really feel that they are doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-07, 07:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,633
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Thanks for the helpful information!!! :rolleyes:

Thanks for the helpful information!!! :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-07, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,633
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Cool. If I get the spandex and then put...

Cool.

If I get the spandex and then put some, say, walking shorts over them, that would be okay??
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,633
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Newbie Here, Question About Cycling Shorts...

Hey everyone.

I'm a newbie just getting into all of this.

I'm in the market for a set of gear to wear while I ride. Many of my rides will include stops to run errands (video store, convenience...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Cool. I ended up just getting one of those...

Cool.

I ended up just getting one of those Astrale 8 computers. I figure it'll do for a while. If I decide to get a better one this summer, then I might go for the Cateye wireless with the HRM...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Alright, here's another question everyone. ...

Alright, here's another question everyone.

If I have one of those wrist-watch style heart monitors, would that work as well as the cycle computers with the built in HRMs??
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-07, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Newbie Here, Need Help Choosing Cycle Computer...

Hey everyone.

I'm new to this whole sport. I had been riding a Fuji SP-12S roadbike last summer and I really enjoyed it. It had an el cheapo Walmart bike computer on it. I enjoyed it so much...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Picked Up My New Bike Today!!!

After much debating and researching, I finally picked up my new bike today...and it was a bike that I had done some looking at but didn't really even consider it in my Top 5 choices.

It's a...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Cool, thanks guys. I'm a rather "robust"...

Cool, thanks guys.

I'm a rather "robust" gentlemen. I weigh 233 right now, but I'm looking to start using the bike for rides to work and school and I'm on a generous diet (courtesy of my wife) so...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Spoke Count Question...

Hey everyone.

I was wondering whether lower spoke count wheels are typically more "fragile" than higher spoke count wheels??

My common sense would tell me that the higher spoke count would be...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Nice, thanks guys!!

Nice, thanks guys!!
Forum: Commuting
01-21-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Racks for Bikes That Don't Have Mounting Brackets??

Hello everyone.

I'm curious, is there any way to mount a rack onto the back of a bike that doesn't have the rack mount holes on the back of the frame??

Or would I be better off just getting...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,431
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Well, unfortunately the closest "bike" shop that...

Well, unfortunately the closest "bike" shop that sells this model is about 60 miles away from me.

I e-mailed them to ask about it's availability and cost...what I'm thinking is this: if the cost...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-07, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,431
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Diamondback Century 06??

Hello. I thought I had my new bike all picked out, a Giant Cypress SX...but I went into Dick's Sporting Goods tonight to look at some shoes on sale, and figured I'd check out the bikes to see if...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Once again, thanks everyone for all of the...

Once again, thanks everyone for all of the information.

I went in and messed around a little bit with a Cypress LX today...not quite the SX, but from what I can tell it's basically the same other...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-18-07, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Just thought I'd bring this thread back to the...

Just thought I'd bring this thread back to the top.

I'm going to be getting a new bike in a few weeks, and I'd be down for trying to set up some kind of group ride in Lansing.

I live on the...
01-17-07, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,606
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Thanks, I will post a picture of it probably...

Thanks, I will post a picture of it probably tomorrow.

I have class till 10pm tonight, then get to go to work at 4am!!!
Forum: Commuting
01-17-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By Gimpdiggity

By the way, thanks for the help so far guys!! ...

By the way, thanks for the help so far guys!! (and/or gals ;) )
Forum: Commuting
01-17-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Do you have any idea about the difference in...

Do you have any idea about the difference in seating between the Cypress and the Giant FCR?? That's the Giant flatbar roadbike.

They are listed in completely different categories, but they seem...
01-17-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,606
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Murray Meteor Flite

Hello everyone.

I'm new to the forums, but wanted to ask a question about an old bike that I have in my garage.

I currently have a ~1965 bicycle made by Murray. It says "Meteor Flite" on it's...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By Gimpdiggity

This brings me to another question. Are...

This brings me to another question.


Are there any touring style bikes out there that have a much more "relaxed fit" than a bike like the Giant OCR?? I like the way that the hybrid bike "feels"...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By Gimpdiggity

Giant Cypress SX...

Hello everyone.

First post here!! I've been browsing around the forums a bit though, and have found a wealth of information. With that said, I'll get to the point.

I'm looking for a new bike...
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