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04-27-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,595
Posted By WillisB

My B17 was comfy out of the box. I suspect that...

My B17 was comfy out of the box. I suspect that you may have and adjustment issue.
03-18-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25,358
Views: 2,474,481
Posted By WillisB

12 miles today. The first outdoor ride of the...

12 miles today. The first outdoor ride of the year. Sunny, 60, light breeze. I loved it!
Forum: Commuting
05-03-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 33,233
Posted By WillisB

Sniff. :cry:

Sniff.

:cry:
04-23-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,440
Posted By WillisB

I can't ride a flatbar bike more that a couple...

I can't ride a flatbar bike more that a couple miles without numbness. A road bar works fine for me. It's all about hand position and pressure on the nerves.
04-19-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 18,439
Posted By WillisB

I'm Baaaack!

I'm Baaaack!
04-19-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,206
Posted By WillisB

I have both Bontrager Hardcase and Armadillo...

I have both Bontrager Hardcase and Armadillo tires. I have had no punctures with either. The Armadillos give a softer, more comfortable ride with the negative of higher rolling resistance compared...
04-19-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,979
Posted By WillisB

I am so sorry to hear of this Gary. I can offer...

I am so sorry to hear of this Gary. I can offer little by way of advice, only my support.

p.s. Time for a Ti. frame to drown your sorrows on?
04-08-09, 04:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,661
Posted By WillisB

Three wheel pedicabs have become quite popular in...

Three wheel pedicabs have become quite popular in New York City. I don't see the need for this new toy.
04-05-09, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By WillisB

I just came back myself. Seems that something...

I just came back myself. Seems that something had to go during the winter. Now that riding weather is back I will be here more often.
04-05-09, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By WillisB

You robbed the cradle, didn't you? Thanks...

You robbed the cradle, didn't you?

Thanks for the pics! And the story.
04-05-09, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By WillisB

It worked very well for me until I realized that...

It worked very well for me until I realized that it was raising my blood glucose. I really loved the stuff. I really wish I could use it again.
10-02-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By WillisB

I have to use the trainer for an hour every day...

I have to use the trainer for an hour every day that I can't get on the road. Without that exercise I go out of control big time.
09-30-08, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,073
Posted By WillisB

I'll take one! With brifters please.

I'll take one! With brifters please.
09-24-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,602
Posted By WillisB

Wanna get rid of those old rings that you didn't...

Wanna get rid of those old rings that you didn't like?
09-18-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,526
Posted By WillisB

Arrrrrrr. We'll turn ye inter a swabbie yet!

Arrrrrrr. We'll turn ye inter a swabbie yet!
09-16-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By WillisB

I had the exact same problem with my Yahoo...

I had the exact same problem with my Yahoo account. The spam e-mail showed up at work, and at all my Yahoo contacts. When I went to the sent folder in my Yahoo acct. there it was. I had never had...
09-10-08, 04:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,832
Posted By WillisB

Lycra rules. And my B.17 is the best. Just get...

Lycra rules. And my B.17 is the best. Just get over the embarrassment and do it!

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r250/WillisB_photos/DSCF0003.jpg


Taken at work last week prior to my...
09-10-08, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By WillisB

Yawn.

Yawn.
09-10-08, 04:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,193
Posted By WillisB

Don't, don't, don't. This is the most thinly...

Don't, don't, don't. This is the most thinly veiled attempt at a bribe that I have seen in quite a while.
09-07-08, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,963
Posted By WillisB

Buy it!

Buy it!
09-04-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By WillisB

Too Cool! Congratulations!

Too Cool! Congratulations!
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,784
Posted By WillisB

I just replaced my fork and threaded headset on...

I just replaced my fork and threaded headset on my old Miyata. That makes it 100% when I combine the work I have done on all my bikes.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-08, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,279,898
Posted By WillisB

Editz, I like it!

Editz, I like it!
Forum: Commuting
08-29-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,279,898
Posted By WillisB

Here is my bike in its latest version. ...

Here is my bike in its latest version.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r250/WillisB_photos/1cropped.jpg

Miyata 718a from the late 80's, upgraded to 21 speeds, Sora Brifters, 700x28...
08-29-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By WillisB

Here I am getting ready to go home this...

Here I am getting ready to go home this afternoon.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r250/WillisB_photos/DSCF0003.jpg
08-29-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,284
Posted By WillisB

I like mine too! I commuted to work all week. ...

I like mine too! I commuted to work all week. It is a 22 mi. round trip. Even though the saddle is only two weeks old it is the most comfortable thing I have ever ridden.
08-29-08, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By WillisB

Pictures?

Pictures?
08-28-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By WillisB

Any shimano mountain derailleur will work fine...

Any shimano mountain derailleur will work fine with a 34 tooth big cog. The LX is a good choice as well as finding an older Deore on E-Bay
08-28-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By WillisB

I just switched out my steel forks to carbon and...

I just switched out my steel forks to carbon and the old threaded headset for a new one on my Miyata so that I could run 28mm tires. The desire to DIY, tinker, and play gets stronger and stronger...
08-22-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,875
Posted By WillisB

When I went from 175's on the mountaing bike to...

When I went from 175's on the mountaing bike to 170's on the road bike I had an immediate increase in comfort. I have a 34" inseam. We are all different and get different results. Shorter cranks...
08-22-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,608
Posted By WillisB

I tend to ride alone rather than with groups. I...

I tend to ride alone rather than with groups. I have HILLS here in Central New York. I have no problem with using my granny gear on steep hills. My crank is a 28/38/48 w/Biopace rings. My...
08-21-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,182
Posted By WillisB

I had to point mine up a click too. I wil try...

I had to point mine up a click too. I wil try lowering it back to level in a few weeks. Thanks!
08-21-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,787
Posted By WillisB

This thread started on the 16th. It is now the...

This thread started on the 16th. It is now the 21st. Where are the pictures of DG riding clipless? Minor repairs should have been completed by now. Come on DG, what is the status?
08-21-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,182
Posted By WillisB

I did another 17.5 miles today which included...

I did another 17.5 miles today which included some tough climbing. Still comfortable. I wonder how much the slipperiness helps the comfort? It's nice to not be "locked in" to one spot.
08-21-08, 05:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,424
Posted By WillisB

You are right. If I construct a parallelogram...

You are right. If I construct a parallelogram with the BB center, a point 5mm up, the ball of my foot, and the pedal axle the lengths of the sides never change.

May I eat my crow in the form of...
08-21-08, 04:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,182
Posted By WillisB

The standard fits my butt really well.

The standard fits my butt really well.
08-20-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,424
Posted By WillisB

There are two pivot points, the axle of the pedal...

There are two pivot points, the axle of the pedal and the center of the BB. There is always a fixed distance between these two points. The pedal axle always makes a perfect circle around the BB. ...
08-20-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By WillisB

I was diagnosed two years ago with T2. I...

I was diagnosed two years ago with T2. I generally check my sugar before I set out. If it is low I eat an apple or banana. I bonked badly last summer and now normally carry a gel shot pack in my...
08-20-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,182
Posted By WillisB

Yes! And I get there so much faster!

Yes! And I get there so much faster!
08-20-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,182
Posted By WillisB

I bought a B17!

My wife suggested that I visit a bike shop owned by on of her clients. I said sure, and I would probably buy a little something to be polite. The owner wasn't there but the staff was truly...
07-30-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,357
Posted By WillisB

What bike?

What bike?
06-05-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,502
Posted By WillisB

I have that in a seven speed freewheel. I love...

I have that in a seven speed freewheel. I love it! My knees love it!
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 05:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,377
Posted By WillisB

This is just to reinforce what has already been...

This is just to reinforce what has already been said. Ride slow, drink lots. I have found that temps as low as the high 70's coupled with high humidity can be as dangerous as much higher...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By WillisB

The Cannondale Touring 2 is in that price range. ...

The Cannondale Touring 2 is in that price range. Tough as nails.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By WillisB

I drive eight miles and park at a wide spot at...

I drive eight miles and park at a wide spot at the edge of a village where the Town leaves some of their road repair materials. I then bike the remaining 12.5 miles over the hill to work.
05-28-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 18,439
Posted By WillisB

I think it's going to take a wooden stake and a...

I think it's going to take a wooden stake and a silver bullet to kill this thread.

Now where did I put that stake?
05-27-08, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By WillisB

The Park Tools website has easy to follow...

The Park Tools website has easy to follow directions for wrapping.
05-05-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By WillisB

In Europe you can't sue someone because of your...

In Europe you can't sue someone because of your own stupidity.
04-30-08, 05:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,710
Posted By WillisB

Me too!

Me too!
04-24-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By WillisB

One word. Sunscreen!

One word.

Sunscreen!
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