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01-06-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,057
Posted By principia 650

well i am from the Boston area and we have...

well i am from the Boston area and we have candlepin here. my high single was 172 and hi three was 421. did not bowl the 172 the same night as the 421 . my highest average carried for the season was...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 140,536
Posted By principia 650

little cool this morning not too bad though ....

little cool this morning not too bad though . ride home will be cooler real cold stuff blowing in from canada . little snow out there this a.m. not going to add up. last week was tough had to break...
12-04-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 294,480
Posted By principia 650

hope you have better luck with the nimbus tires....

hope you have better luck with the nimbus tires. i bought one to replace my rear on my trek 7.4. i have had three flats in 6 months on the rear. still have orignal front tire no flats and it has at...
09-22-15, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 2,477,890
Posted By principia 650

478712 here is my 2014 trek 7.4...love the bike...

478712 here is my 2014 trek 7.4...love the bike only thing i should have bought the disc brake one. after this i bought a 2009 trek 6500 disc hydraulic love those brakes..
Forum: Commuting
09-09-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15,454
Views: 11,526,769
Posted By principia 650

476185 here is a pic of my fine trek 7.4.. love...

476185 here is a pic of my fine trek 7.4.. love this bike awesome commuter has served me well with well over 4500 miles on it
Replies: 0
Views: 917
Posted By principia 650

principia 650

476164 hi all here is my principia 650 time trial bike..anyone have info on these bikes. it has dura ace 7800 shifter/brake levers dura ace derailers.. cycle works pedals... kestrel carbon fork......
06-22-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,330
Posted By principia 650

well let's see old fleetwing in basement....ten...

well let's see old fleetwing in basement....ten speed in basement hanging from joist..principia time trial in shed.. trek 7.4 shed /work girlfriends kitchen(commuter). trek 6500 disc mtb is in...
04-01-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By principia 650

the disc hydraulic brakes on my trek 6500 disc...

the disc hydraulic brakes on my trek 6500 disc are great. i will never get another bike unless it has disc. it has shimano i can not speak for other brands.
03-26-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,896
Posted By principia 650

i bought my 2014 trek 7.4 back in october 2013. i...

i bought my 2014 trek 7.4 back in october 2013. i love it. rides good shifts well i have well over 3000 miles on it.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 168,697
Posted By principia 650

finally roads are opened wide enough for me to...

finally roads are opened wide enough for me to feel comfortable riding again. temps are going to be decent rest of week. been a long month and half here in the boston area.
01-14-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By principia 650

thanks guys.. was not concerned with was just...

thanks guys.. was not concerned with was just curious if there was a reason for doing it.
01-13-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By principia 650

different size tires???

i was looking over "new" to me 2009 trek 6500 disc MTB it has 26 x 2.25 front and 26 x 2.2 on the rear. what is the reasoning behind the two different sizes ??? :) my 1999 marin quake has the same...
01-09-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By principia 650

i recently picked up a pair of "over pants" got...

i recently picked up a pair of "over pants" got off of e-bay.Oxford motorcycle pants.. seller ghostbikes-uk.have not really had on in real wet weather yet. rain shower and they seemed ok..have worn...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,020
Posted By principia 650

i lost a winning $100 lottery ticket. Luckily i...

i lost a winning $100 lottery ticket. Luckily i retraced my steps and eventualy found it in someone's front yard.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By principia 650

just added to my fleet

well i just added new to me 2009 trek 6500 disc MTB. will use this on good winter days and the marin quake with the studded tires on crappy days. the marin is only 17 inch frame and at 6 feet tall a...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,136
Posted By principia 650

i was an auto mechanic for 17 years. mostly on...

i was an auto mechanic for 17 years. mostly on saabs but also worked on all makes at another shop. now presently i am a head custodian at an elementary school in massachusetts.Also have done...
12-18-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,148
Posted By principia 650

yes i have pair of tifosi that you can change...

yes i have pair of tifosi that you can change lenses.they come with three sets of lenses.usually one is clear..you can get them on e-bay
Forum: Commuting
12-11-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,384
Posted By principia 650

i have come across the animals squirrels rabbits...

i have come across the animals squirrels rabbits deer. almost hit one deeras i was coming out of driveway one morning at 5;15 a.m.. I have found several wrenches and screwdrivers. I have also lost a...
12-11-14, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By principia 650

thank you slow joecrow and fietsbob. i kind of...

thank you slow joecrow and fietsbob. i kind of thought that part of cable goes under the tape. didn't want to mess up so i figured better off asking here before i regret it. am going to use a dremel...
12-10-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By principia 650

Question about making brake/shifter cables and housings

hi all i am building my first bike from frame up.i have gotten all parts mostly used and in good shape. i have adjusted cables etc no problem before.. But i have never made from scratch. i started...
Forum: Triathlon
12-03-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,234
Posted By principia 650

question about time trial frame

i recently bought a used time trial frame. not for racing or anything just to build a bike my self..am trying to find some info on it. it is a principia tlc 650 time trial. it is hand made in...
12-03-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By principia 650

i have had two flats in two weeks. one front...

i have had two flats in two weeks. one front large thorn .then the rear couple weeks ago i dug out piece of glass that did not go thru the following day rear tire is flat found sharp pebble in same...
12-01-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,510
Posted By principia 650

as of yet i have not had anything "thrown at...

as of yet i have not had anything "thrown at me"..but a few weeks ago i was riding along and a car on the other side of the rode hit a rock with it's tires and the rock shot towards me under my bike...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,360
Posted By principia 650

i usually just wipe off the heavy stuff then wipe...

i usually just wipe off the heavy stuff then wipe it down with simple green.apply some spray wax and wipe it down then a quick lube on chain and gears
Forum: Commuting
12-01-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

very nice commute this a.m. . unseasonably warm...

very nice commute this a.m. . unseasonably warm temps in the 50's. not sure how long it will last.. also not sure how long will be riding. see what mother nature brings.as long temp is somewhat...
11-24-14, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By principia 650

hi jim i live in sharon and work in canton

hi jim i live in sharon and work in canton
Forum: Commuting
11-21-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By principia 650

i my self work both indoors and outdoors.i am...

i my self work both indoors and outdoors.i am ahead custodian at a school. as for commuting i will commute until roads are not safe.Usually because of snow banks as i ride on some narrow suburban...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,366
Posted By principia 650

mine is the type of bike i am building.principia...

mine is the type of bike i am building.principia 650 time trial from I think the late 90's..wish i could find more information on the bike.
11-07-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By principia 650

how do you deal with snow plows

hi folks..curious how you deal with town/state snow plows and sanders on the road.?my commute i have two roads with minimal side walk availability.and both have some very narrow spots.the rest of...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

no commuting last night.worked my regular shift...

no commuting last night.worked my regular shift at school then had ot due to voting at my school.went to go home after a 15 + hour day. front tire was flat:(.checked it out and found a thorn init.:(...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

last two mornings very nice warm ride in lower...

last two mornings very nice warm ride in lower 60's ride home even going to be better today upper 70's. now for tomorrow looks as if it is going to be VERY wet
10-07-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,487
Posted By principia 650

thanks fietsbob. appreciate the help

thanks fietsbob. appreciate the help
10-07-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,487
Posted By principia 650

so when i figure out/decide what deraileuers i am...

so when i figure out/decide what deraileuers i am going to run. I should get the same corresponding shifters.
10-07-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,487
Posted By principia 650

thanks. marcus..ti i thought it was some big...

thanks. marcus..ti i thought it was some big technical thing.
10-07-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,487
Posted By principia 650

what does STI mean

i am looking for shifters for my project bike.i will be running shimano dura ace crank and cassette and some sort of shimano deraileurs not sure what yet probably 105 or ultegra.but on the shifters...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

nice warm ride this a.m. temp around 50F.shower...

nice warm ride this a.m. temp around 50F.shower this afternoon?and tomorrow looks as if it will be wet.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

cold ride tem in low 40's F only part cold was my...

cold ride tem in low 40's F only part cold was my fingers.still wearing fingerless riding gloves. time to brake out the lobster claws.other than that nice ride.did have a cars hubcap go flying by...
10-03-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,792
Posted By principia 650

i have been riding a trek fx 7.4 22.5 inch seat...

i have been riding a trek fx 7.4 22.5 inch seat tube for the last 10 months . I have absolutely loved it. i have over 2000+ miles on it. i commute everyday and put 75 miles a week just to and from...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-14, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

i had a nice commute girlfriends last night and...

i had a nice commute girlfriends last night and just as good this a.m. .rain had stopped and temps were in the 50's F. Dreading the winter temps coming but as long as you are dressed correctly it is...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

slow wet ride this a.m. Oh well.. hope ride home...

slow wet ride this a.m. Oh well.. hope ride home s better
Forum: Commuting
10-01-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,899
Posted By principia 650

well seeing i have a question in this area.i am...

well seeing i have a question in this area.i am looking for a decent set of platform pedals.people running platforms what type of pedals are you running..looking for some thing with decent grip.never...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

drizzle but still nice commute temp was...

drizzle but still nice commute temp was comfy.looks to be the same for next day or two.as stated by arsprod time to watch out for the leaves in this damp weather
09-23-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By principia 650

i made my own out of 4 x 6 and a pair of 1 x 3...

i made my own out of 4 x 6 and a pair of 1 x 3 strapping as legs drilled a couple of holes in 4 x 6 and a couple old short garden flower pot hangers banged in to holes.wrapped the hangers in foam.to...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

todays commute was a little cool. nothing bad...

todays commute was a little cool. nothing bad though.only problem i forgot to change batteries in headlite yesterday and it stopped working after about 5 minutes.opps well it was dark at 5:15...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 06:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,926
Posted By principia 650

I have this app on my nokia windows phone..site...

I have this app on my nokia windows phone..site is www.pure22.info..support gpstrackmyride@gmail.com..i shows your time speed distance and altitude..plus you can keep track of your buddies or...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-14, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

nice commute.no rain temp was about 50 F..later...

nice commute.no rain temp was about 50 F..later in the week not looking so nice..thursday and friday temps lower 40's upper 30's F
Forum: Commuting
09-15-14, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

chilly morning here in mass. low 40's.all in all...

chilly morning here in mass. low 40's.all in all dressed a little warmer.all good
Forum: Commuting
09-12-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 160,989
Posted By principia 650

mine was good this a.m. Not much traffic at...

mine was good this a.m. Not much traffic at 5:15.road construction on my street slowing me up a bit. With the road torn apart. have to go long way home as they will not let me down street in...
09-12-14, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By principia 650

no thank you though iowa got it right

no thank you though iowa got it right
09-11-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By principia 650

Just want to expand my 1 inch steer tube to 1 1/8...

Just want to expand my 1 inch steer tube to 1 1/8 steer tube with shims I have seen.Iowa answered for me thank you. Newish at this bike lingo and have to state my questions clearer with proper...
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