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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-08, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 459,551
Posted By kevmetric

The beauty of buying a hybrid Fuji for $400 or...

The beauty of buying a hybrid Fuji for $400 or less, is that you can overhaul the
entire thing, pretty easily, after 20,000 KM, for example. Bottom brakes, v-brakes
front and back, crank, pedal...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,292
Posted By kevmetric

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y543SNCX5YQ ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y543SNCX5YQ

Probably will be amnestied in 8 months.
01-25-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By kevmetric

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y543SNCX5YQ ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y543SNCX5YQ

Yep
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 110,735
Posted By kevmetric

king-tony - That's a double-wall aluminum...

king-tony -

That's a double-wall aluminum rim wheel, obviously, right ?

Personally, I think there's a huge difference ... between regular wheel and double-wall
rim ...the latter is heavier,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 110,735
Posted By kevmetric

I am loyal to FUJI, having had a Fuji Ace...

I am loyal to FUJI, having had a Fuji Ace 2002/2003 road steel bike, also, Fuji Crosstown steel
frame hybrid, and also a aluminum MTB Nevada v1 bike.

But, more recently, I've had to shop around...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,935
Posted By kevmetric

I totally disagree. I've used for 3 or 4...

I totally disagree.

I've used for 3 or 4 years anti-theft skewers, meaning, the skewer required an Allen
key rather than a quick release. This simple requirement is enough to demotivate most...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,092
Posted By kevmetric

I like Nashbar the most. ... the choice, variety...

I like Nashbar the most. ... the choice, variety always in-stock stuff.

For PARK tools and spokes, I go to Amazon.

To save on most of my tools, I buy SETE on Princepoint vs. PARK,
but ...Park...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By kevmetric

You're a fool to buy an entirely new bike. ...

You're a fool to buy an entirely new bike.

All you need is order a double-rimmed wheel, of the proper size,
and a cassette of the proper speed (7, 8 or 9) and that's all.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-07, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,720
Posted By kevmetric

If you're over 30 years of age, here are some...

If you're over 30 years of age, here are some rules or suggestions:

1) if you've been up (awake) for over 15 hours already, I strongly
suggest to not ride your road bike after 10 PM for a 90 min...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-07, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By kevmetric

If this guy wasn't wearing a helmet, his pic...

If this guy wasn't wearing a helmet, his pic would have been posted
on ogrish.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-07, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,476
Posted By kevmetric

I cant' speak for the higher end FUJI's, but...

I cant' speak for the higher end FUJI's, but after 10,000 km on a FUJI ACE
(low-end), I haven't needed to fine tune the brakes, gears, etc. Just
basic lubrication, change tires, tubes, etc.

On a...
05-08-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By kevmetric

Norco Rival ...2007 ...any home pictures ?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/kevmetric/norcorival.jpg

Comment:

This bike looks a lot like the Fuji Nevada MTB series...

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-07, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,654
Posted By kevmetric

I've flown on a 50 seat executive jet between...

I've flown on a 50 seat executive jet between Montreal and New Jersey, and let me
tell you, the mountains, trees, rocks, dirt roads is never ending. And then, from one
moment to the next, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,654
Posted By kevmetric

I guess you take what you can get, considering...

I guess you take what you can get, considering your budget.

Nothing, of course, like a vacation with a planned cycle itinerary in France, Spain, Italy or Monte Carlo
for example, through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,525
Posted By kevmetric

There are over 10,000 readers on this forum. ...

There are over 10,000 readers on this forum.

If each one of them, pulled out of his a$% rankings like those made
by the original poster, we'd never see the end of it.

But thanks for your 2...
03-29-07, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By kevmetric

The Kryptonite NYC u-lock isn't too shabby, when...

The Kryptonite NYC u-lock isn't too shabby, when coupled with a ABUS
padlock and grinder-resistent chain, such as here:

http://tinyurl.com/2yood4
03-28-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,508
Posted By kevmetric

Molybdenum is an alloy, that is combined with...

Molybdenum is an alloy, that is combined with steel, to make the joint metal lose much
of its weight but retain all of its strength, and has the added advantage of not being
brittle as compared to...
03-27-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,508
Posted By kevmetric

"Crap" is just an inside-joke ....of coz,...

"Crap" is just an inside-joke ....of coz, non-7005 aluminum is fine, it's just
not the VERY BEST out there. If you have to choose between the 2,
why not pick the stronger, 15% better metal ? It...
03-27-07, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By kevmetric

"So how do you know that Marinoni is making some...

"So how do you know that Marinoni is making some of their product in another country?"

Because of the label "MADE IN CHINA" on it, and the word of the LBS owner. I think
the product you got, a...
03-27-07, 02:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By kevmetric

His stuff was great, solar power, ecologist, etc.

His stuff was great, solar power, ecologist, etc.
03-27-07, 02:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,508
Posted By kevmetric

BFG - It depends on the year you bought your...

BFG -

It depends on the year you bought your Rincon... standard equipment changes year to year.
03-27-07, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By kevmetric

Give me a break ....go into bike shop, in Quebec,...

Give me a break ....go into bike shop, in Quebec, and there
are Marinoni's selling in there at the same prices as the Taiwan
or China produced and assembled road and MTB bikes, such as Marin,
or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-07, 02:09 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,731
Posted By kevmetric

I'm sorry for your irreplaceable loss. I...

I'm sorry for your irreplaceable loss.

I like to read up on alternative websites and radio programs, that
sometimes suggest that doctors too often are only in it for the
money, and not for the...
03-25-07, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By kevmetric

MARINONI splits their production into high-end...

MARINONI splits their production into high-end and low-end bikes. The low-end
bikes, built in Taiwan or China, are not too shabby ...and are bargain priced due
to ridiculously low labor wages in...
03-25-07, 02:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,508
Posted By kevmetric

DirtPedalerB- Unless you are a metalurgical...

DirtPedalerB-

Unless you are a metalurgical engineer, or someone who's worked
with metals, and alloys, you'll never know that KONA's 7005-grade Butted Aluminum
is the best quality there is,...
03-25-07, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By kevmetric

DirtPedalerB- There's 2 things you learn...

DirtPedalerB-

There's 2 things you learn from the Downs' book:

1) you need a bleed kit that is specifically designed and manufactured for the specific brand
of hydraulic brake you have, as...
03-25-07, 02:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,486
Posted By kevmetric

Actually, the bike shop where I acquired my own...

Actually, the bike shop where I acquired my own last year,
said this was their best selling hard tail MTB bike, which I found
unnecessarily high-end to my needs.
...
03-25-07, 01:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,486
Posted By kevmetric

I suggest the KONA Blast or FUJI Nevada series. ...

I suggest the KONA Blast or FUJI Nevada series.

Take a look: http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2k7/BLAST/index.html
and http://www.fujibikes.com/2007/mtb.asp?subcat=2

The most important is this:...
03-25-07, 01:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,508
Posted By kevmetric

I suggest the KONA Blast or FUJI Nevada series. ...

I suggest the KONA Blast or FUJI Nevada series.

Take a look: http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2k7/BLAST/index.html
and http://www.fujibikes.com/2007/mtb.asp?subcat=2

The most important is this:...
03-25-07, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By kevmetric

Sounds like an ajustment problem. Clearly, it's...

Sounds like an ajustment problem. Clearly, it's not the springs.... also
you might need to bleed the brakes.

I suggest reading the book on bike repair, on Amazon ....from Todd Downs
or another....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-07, 01:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By kevmetric

If 1 of the 2 is really shot, and the other is...

If 1 of the 2 is really shot, and the other is half-shot, I take both as
requiring replacement. For a small price, I do both in one fell swoop.
03-20-07, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By kevmetric

If you look at the brakes they put on...

If you look at the brakes they put on MOTORCYCLES, you see they are
hydraulic disk brakes.

Since Motorbikes and bicycles often go at similar speeds, depending on
the conditions, why should...
03-18-07, 02:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,458
Posted By kevmetric

There a few outstanding choices: 1. Fuji...

There a few outstanding choices:

1. Fuji crosstown v1, v2, v3, v4
2. Giant sedona / cypress LX
3. Fuji Monterey v1, v2, v3, v4

Check out:

http://www.fujibikes.com/2007/lifestyle.asp
03-17-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,740
Posted By kevmetric

I think some of the detractors have never heard...

I think some of the detractors have never heard of the Fuji Nevada v1.0 ...here's your
introduction, to quench some ignorance.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/kevmetric/nevada2.jpg
...
03-17-07, 04:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,227
Posted By kevmetric

I ride in -30 celsius weather, and I can tell...

I ride in -30 celsius weather, and I can tell you, it's extremely important that
the derailleur work in slush, frozen weather, lotsa mud, dirt, ice, crap ...
snow stuck in the wheel, etc. Shimano...
03-17-07, 04:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By kevmetric

It's all cool to take pic's while riding, but the...

It's all cool to take pic's while riding, but the whole point is to keep speed, heart
rate going, and not stopping to get run over, like a moose caught between head lights.
A small 3 megapixel...
03-17-07, 04:34 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,740
Posted By kevmetric

Good point .... Winter here in Canada,...

Good point ....

Winter here in Canada, December - March, are all snow, and for at least 3 full months
you can't do without MTB tires, and disk brakes.

As a matter of fact, V brakes are some of...
03-17-07, 02:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,740
Posted By kevmetric

ahahah I also have some recycled bikes, and...

ahahah

I also have some recycled bikes, and ... a Norco ...which was beautiful, Japan-imported
from back in the 90's, until I crashed it, and I had to salvage some parts, but the frame was...
03-17-07, 02:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,740
Posted By kevmetric

Why every biker should have 3 bicycles at least

I admit, for the longest time have put on a 1,000's of miles every year, on a bicycle.

I've since seen the light, and have come to the conclusion that 3 bikes
are required. I bike to-and-fro from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-07, 01:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,419
Posted By kevmetric

Be sure to get $$$ ....if not the repair to the...

Be sure to get $$$ ....if not the repair to the bicycle MINIMUM, but also, get a POLICE
REPORT if you sustained any cuts, and you bled. It's treated as seriously as a normal
traffic accident.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-07, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By kevmetric

As if all bikers are schizo's, you would believe,...

As if all bikers are schizo's, you would believe, from this article.

Aside from that, RIP. Really TRAGIC.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-07, 03:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,966
Posted By kevmetric

I don't know about carbon frames, I don't go for...

I don't know about carbon frames, I don't go for them, because I weigh
200 lbs, and also, it's a lot of money for a small extra performance. I am
not a pro rider, as I have a real job.

However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-06, 11:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,504
Posted By kevmetric

This is a good advertisement for EMERGENCY...

This is a good advertisement for EMERGENCY MEDICAL INSURANCE....in
case you're in a foreign country, or some kinds of medical plan, in
case you don't want to be stuck with a $30,000 bill......
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-06, 03:16 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 110,735
Posted By kevmetric

I hope you enjoy that great bike...the low weight...

I hope you enjoy that great bike...the low weight probably will
have the bike constitute a real cool ride.

However, from my experience, the key to a bike, is proper sizing,
great components,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-06, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 459,551
Posted By kevmetric

"$612 out the door...." Holy cow......that...

"$612 out the door...."

Holy cow......that has to be the find of the month, if not of the year, new Fuji Roubaix
for a ridicuously low price.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-06, 12:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,997
Posted By kevmetric

Yeah, but that's Specialized Roubaix, not a FUJI...

Yeah, but that's Specialized Roubaix, not a FUJI Roubaix........those are
2 different animals.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-06, 03:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,440
Posted By kevmetric

The Winter roads are fine, as long as they're...

The Winter roads are fine, as long as they're salted, and the ice removed,for safety
reasons. IF you want to break an arm, leg or crack your head open, go ahead and
bike on an icy road, or a road...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-06, 03:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,680
Posted By kevmetric

You must be confusing bicycling, training for the...

You must be confusing bicycling, training for the triathlon, jogging,
running with trying to get a date or something.

If you want to meet ppl, I suggest joining a social club, ballroom
dancing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-06, 06:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,440
Posted By kevmetric

Realistically, 14 Farenheit (or -10 Celsius) is...

Realistically, 14 Farenheit (or -10 Celsius) is the last range that can be comfortable, although
with a Balaclava, double pants, double coat and double hat, you won' t be cold, but will
it be worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-06, 04:04 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 9,797
Posted By kevmetric

If you don't die or get injured from a car...

If you don't die or get injured from a car accident, or a fall to the ground, or both
the magnetic pulses from electric lines is gonna get ya....
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