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Forum: Northeast
02-14-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,288
Posted By jemoryl

I used to live in the area and it is a great...

I used to live in the area and it is a great place for cycling. Some of the accommodation in Ithaca is a bit pricey for what it is, but if you are cycling you might want to find a nice B&B outside of...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,682
Posted By jemoryl

I have an old Zeus Criterium from the '70s and it...

I have an old Zeus Criterium from the '70s and it is a pretty nicely made frame. The sticker for the tubing type was located just above the shifters on the downtube - the top frames are usually...
Forum: Europe
08-24-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,706
Posted By jemoryl

Road Cycling in Portugal?

Mountain bikes seem popular but does anyone know what the road scene is like? I'll be in the North for a couple weeks at the start of October and wouldn't mind being able to rent a road bike for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Posted By jemoryl

If you could get a pro team to use them, label...

If you could get a pro team to use them, label them "Rudy Project" and charge $100 someone would think they were cool.

BTW, making a lens that filters out UV is easy - the trick is to find...
07-12-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By jemoryl

Yup, not a question of love, only money.

Yup, not a question of love, only money.
Forum: Northeast
05-04-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,885
Posted By jemoryl

There are many routes you could take; I think the...

There are many routes you could take; I think the one paralling Thruway (e.g. NYC to Albany and then due west to Buffalo) would be the flattest, but not the most scenic. When I drive I prefer to go...
03-26-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By jemoryl

I'm not sure about the front hub, but Formula...

I'm not sure about the front hub, but Formula rear hubs (the company that makes Xero wheels) have an adjuster on each side that puts the pre-load on the cartridge bearings. It is the cylindrical...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By jemoryl

Hard to know if it was any good from just...

Hard to know if it was any good from just looking, but the paint and workmanship appeared pretty nice. Never actually saw one on the road. Be wary of damage (dents, etc.) on any aluminum frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By jemoryl

I saw someone selling them a few years ago. They...

I saw someone selling them a few years ago. They were Italian frames, mostly Columbus aluminum, some with carbon bits. Looked OK, but don't know if they are stil made.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,812
Posted By jemoryl

I was hoping that the SpeedLever would do the...

I was hoping that the SpeedLever would do the trick, but it doesn't work as advertized for me (Campy Proton wheels / various tires).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,812
Posted By jemoryl

Fulcrum = Campy. Notoriously hard to mount new...

Fulcrum = Campy. Notoriously hard to mount new tires on Campy rims, with Conti not being the worst!
Love my Protons, but sometimes I want to swear them off when mounting new tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 129,729
Posted By jemoryl

OK, from a similar 2007 thread, my Basso Viper: ...

OK, from a similar 2007 thread, my Basso Viper:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m318/jemoryl/FullBike.jpg
01-14-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By jemoryl

Find a local shop that does business with J&B...

Find a local shop that does business with J&B importers and have them look through their catalog/website. They are the importers of Xero wheels, which are made by Formula, and list replacement parts...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By jemoryl

I didn't see anyone mention it above, but ProRace...

I didn't see anyone mention it above, but ProRace is the store brand of PBK, so you aren't likely to find it elsewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,355
Posted By jemoryl

Wouldn't call it a scam: more like a legal...

Wouldn't call it a scam: more like a legal cover-your-butt advice. With something safety related like a pedal they are worried about being sued should you have a mishap and blame the Look/Exustar...
12-11-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By jemoryl

I think that frame did have a threaded BB at one...

I think that frame did have a threaded BB at one time but someone probably screwed up the threads and wound up grinding them off and using one of those adapters. Zeus frames used to be have French...
12-11-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,419
Posted By jemoryl

The early RXE/RXS pedals used 6mm but the newer...

The early RXE/RXS pedals used 6mm but the newer ones are 8mm. If you are going to work on these, get some 3/8" drive hex drivers for your ratchet or torque wrench. Harbor Freight had a nice set for...
Forum: Northeast
12-11-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,309
Posted By jemoryl

It gets better from now on: Dec. 10 is the day...

It gets better from now on: Dec. 10 is the day when it gets dark the earliest.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By jemoryl

Yes: get the internal cam Campy or Shimano style,...

Yes: get the internal cam Campy or Shimano style, not the external cam aftermarket ones. Shops may have some in the parts bins that they will give you for cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,559
Posted By jemoryl

I have a friend who is a serious cyclist and...

I have a friend who is a serious cyclist and racer who is on a strict budget. He bought some folding Kevlar 700c Forte branded tires from Performance and has had very good luck with them. No status...
11-30-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By jemoryl

Total Cycling is a very good UK (N. Ireland)...

Total Cycling is a very good UK (N. Ireland) vendor with great prices, especially on euro stuff. While they don't have free shipping like ProBikeKit, their shipping charges are fair. You should,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,911
Posted By jemoryl

This does not agree with what those who have a...

This does not agree with what those who have a more intimate knowlege of the Campy operations in Italy say. Given the number of castings that the Record parts have in common with the lower lines,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-08, 01:49 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,279
Posted By jemoryl

It still works, but it is incredibly fickle when...

It still works, but it is incredibly fickle when it comes to the computer/browser you are using. I regularly have access to a Mac with OS X and a laptop with Windows XP, with a few browsers on each...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By jemoryl

+1.If you fail to notice that you have a loose...

+1.If you fail to notice that you have a loose removable core then you might think it is defective.
11-21-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By jemoryl

Last I heard, Ciocc bikes are still being...

Last I heard, Ciocc bikes are still being made....have a look at www.ciocc.it/home-page.html .
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By jemoryl

While I don't have an Etxe Ondo jacket, I have...

While I don't have an Etxe Ondo jacket, I have some of their stuff (including a great cool weather LS jersey, suitable for the 40F range) and it is generally top notch. I'm sure some of their cool...
10-06-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By jemoryl

I won't be going this year, but a few years ago I...

I won't be going this year, but a few years ago I had a good post swap meet ride (solo) up Hawk Mtn. and back. Use google maps or similar to come up with a route, sticking to the smaller backroads....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,899
Posted By jemoryl

No real world consequences. Go out and ride.

No real world consequences. Go out and ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,700
Posted By jemoryl

There are some good clothing deals to be had on...

There are some good clothing deals to be had on eBay, but the above is not one of them.
Lightly used jerseys don't bother me, but I only look at new shorts, gloves.
Many good deals on newish euro...
09-22-08, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By jemoryl

Ventos have a good reputation as a strongish...

Ventos have a good reputation as a strongish wheel, so you should try to go the warranty route.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By jemoryl

I was going to recommend the Finger Lakes until I...

I was going to recommend the Finger Lakes until I saw your 2 hour thing. You might try the area around New Paltz/Duchess Co. Check out some of the rides here: http://www.roberts-1.com/bikehudson
09-18-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 34,533
Posted By jemoryl

What you say about mineral spirits is true, but...

What you say about mineral spirits is true, but with one caveat: there is still oil/grease dissolved in the non-crud portion. If you were trying to get something completely clean (e.g. braking...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By jemoryl

If you don't like the shops in Ithaca, you might...

If you don't like the shops in Ithaca, you might take a ride down to Binghamton to Chenango Point Bicycles on Washington St. downtown: they carry Cannondale, Specialized and Jamis. There is also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,030
Posted By jemoryl

The inventor of the adding machine or the author...

The inventor of the adding machine or the author of Naked Lunch? You mean boroughs, no?
Or maybe burros?
08-19-08, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By jemoryl

Besides the reasons mentioned above, Huffy and...

Besides the reasons mentioned above, Huffy and Murray also made lawnmowers as well as bikes. And they were both pretty crappy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,359
Posted By jemoryl

Highly illegal in the US, but would be nice on...

Highly illegal in the US, but would be nice on NJTransit or in a coffee shop block the braying of some self-important fool or the social arrangements of teenage girls. I have read news reports of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,600
Posted By jemoryl

Maybe he was mocking the whole idea that women...

Maybe he was mocking the whole idea that women need a different kind of energy bar?
08-18-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By jemoryl

Brain is mid-level Columbus, perfectly nice. I...

Brain is mid-level Columbus, perfectly nice. I think Marin had those bikes made in Italy by Billato (unlike the rest of their line sourced from Asia). Those are probably the original components.
08-18-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,404
Posted By jemoryl

I'm not sure the headbadge would tell much....

I'm not sure the headbadge would tell much. Usually just a roundish decal that says "Zeus - Espana".
08-15-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By jemoryl

One other thing, and easy to check: Make sure the...

One other thing, and easy to check: Make sure the QR on the back wheel is clamping securely. These sort of noises are tricky to nail down.
Forum: Northeast
08-15-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By jemoryl

N.B. Gotham is at 112 W. Broadway, not Broadway. ...

N.B. Gotham is at 112 W. Broadway, not Broadway.

I'm not too keen on NYC bike shops. High prices and loads of attitude. If you just want to look, Cadence in Tribeca has lots of top end gear and...
Forum: Northeast
08-14-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,814
Posted By jemoryl

Wait until Bloomberg realizes that bikes don't...

Wait until Bloomberg realizes that bikes don't have licence plates to photograph when entering Manhattan!
Sheesh.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By jemoryl

It sorta matches the album cover for Behind the...

It sorta matches the album cover for Behind the Magnolia Curtain.
08-12-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By jemoryl

Velocity wheel sets are very good quality for the...

Velocity wheel sets are very good quality for the money. I have a pair of the Nuvians with something like 10k miles and have hardly needed to touch them. They are essentially handbuilt wheels with...
08-12-08, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By jemoryl

Probably as durable as any steel, but, because of...

Probably as durable as any steel, but, because of the thin walls, more susceptable to dents, dings, etc. than heavier tubsets. Sounds like a nice frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,885
Posted By jemoryl

Looks pretty stupid...sponsorship or no.

Looks pretty stupid...sponsorship or no.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,885
Posted By jemoryl

The guy dropped a $25 pair of glasses and wasn't...

The guy dropped a $25 pair of glasses and wasn't pissed? I got mad when my $10 Stihl chainsaw safety glasses flew off into the bushes during a clumsy manouver.

Speaking of Oakleys: Was anyone...
07-31-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By jemoryl

Exactly. In fact, some old Weinman levers had a...

Exactly. In fact, some old Weinman levers had a little hinged flap that served this purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By jemoryl

I have a LG Titan Carbon helmet that is great...

I have a LG Titan Carbon helmet that is great (but didn't pay anywhere near full price!). Their helmets don't get as much notice as they deserve due to the Bell/Giro juggernaut. Mine is actually made...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By jemoryl

You can't weld an Al frame and expect it to be OK...

You can't weld an Al frame and expect it to be OK - the frame is toast anyway. I think the guy is trying to pull a fast one.
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