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01-11-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By christhehusker

Thanks for the link. Looks pretty easy compared...

Thanks for the link. Looks pretty easy compared to some other systems.
01-11-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By christhehusker

SRAM gxp bottom bracket

Waiting for the Apex crank and GXP bottom bracket I ordered to arrive. I'll be replacing the square taper cassette BB on my bike. I have the tool for that, will I need a different tool to install the...
01-03-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By christhehusker

Thanks guys. I figured that, despite the Bianchi...

Thanks guys. I figured that, despite the Bianchi name, the bike wasn't really "Italian!"
01-02-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By christhehusker

BB threading on Bianchi San Jose

Anyone know offhand if the threads are English or Italian on a San Jose BB? I'm guessing English but want to be sure before I order the crank/BB I'm looking at.
01-02-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By christhehusker

BB threading on Bianchi San Jose

Sorry, didn't mean to post this twice.
10-03-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,014
Posted By christhehusker

Bike Masters. They're at 120th and Fort so not...

Bike Masters. They're at 120th and Fort so not close, but I live in Bellevue and its the only place I take my bikes to be worked on. They do a lot of fun rides as well. Find them on Facebook.
10-03-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By christhehusker

The closed sign is still there but I rode as far...

The closed sign is still there but I rode as far as the underpass by the water treatment plant last week. There was a lot of dried dirt on the trail in places but it wasn't bad. The underpass is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 326,614
Posted By christhehusker

Not quite empty but a fun little western Nebraska...

Not quite empty but a fun little western Nebraska climb last year on BRAN199797
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 326,614
Posted By christhehusker

199555

199555
Forum: Touring
03-06-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,191
Posted By christhehusker

J-Tek makes a bar end shifter for the 8-speed...

J-Tek makes a bar end shifter for the 8-speed Alfine. Don't know if they'll come out with one for the 11.
Forum: Touring
02-15-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,229
Posted By christhehusker

Is she riding a regular B-17 or the women's...

Is she riding a regular B-17 or the women's model? That is sort of my dilemma. Another poster suggested putting my B-17 on her bike which is something I hadn't thought of (duh). I hate to mess with...
Forum: Touring
02-14-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,229
Posted By christhehusker

Brooks saddle for women

My wife is considering a Brooks saddle for her Surly Cross Check. She has problems with her feet going numb and we've tried must other potential solutions to this problem with limited success,...
Forum: Touring
09-07-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,607
Posted By christhehusker

Obviously, you'll have to try things and see what...

Obviously, you'll have to try things and see what works for you, but I've found that since putting a B-17 on my bike, the most comfotable shorts are some of the cheapest ones I have! My favorites are...
07-27-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,072
Posted By christhehusker

Agree on the FDJ kits. I especially like them...

Agree on the FDJ kits. I especially like them with the blue shorts. I also liked the new AG2R kits. The nearly plain black bibs look simple and classy. Didn't care for the white Cervelo but like the...
Forum: Touring
07-13-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By christhehusker

Yet another stupid Brooks question

So I've got my B-17 and it's breaking in quite nicely. I got rained on the other day (poured on, actually!) and I was wondering. Is the shower cap thing that Brooks sells just to put over the saddle...
07-10-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 20,968
Posted By christhehusker

what happened to David Millar today? He lost like...

what happened to David Millar today? He lost like 20 minutes.
Forum: Touring
07-08-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

OK, I want to do this trail so bad.... we've got...

OK, I want to do this trail so bad.... we've got friends in Boise. Maybe time for a visit. I'm also drooling over the one in Quebec. Unfortunately they are in opposite directions from Omaha!
P.S. We...
Forum: Touring
07-05-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

Nice site. Thanks!

Nice site. Thanks!
Forum: Touring
07-04-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

I've been to that site, but this forum can give...

I've been to that site, but this forum can give more information from folks who've ridden the trails. I wasn't sure just where this fit, but I seem to have gotten a good response. Thanks for all the...
Forum: Touring
07-03-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

avatarworf, Just looked at the Ceour d'Alenes...

avatarworf,
Just looked at the Ceour d'Alenes trail site. That looks pretty cool as well! How about the Hiawatha? That looks interesting too. Have you done that?
Now I have to figure out a trip...
Forum: Touring
07-03-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

Erick Looks really nice. I sent for the guides...

Erick
Looks really nice. I sent for the guides on their website. Is the whole trail paved or just parts?
Forum: Touring
07-03-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

First time trying this! If it worked, here are a...

First time trying this! If it worked, here are a couple from the RRT. The second one is from the deck of a nice bar and restaurant right on the river in Lanesboro where we watched riders go by on the...
07-03-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 108,236
Posted By christhehusker

Trial run

Trial run
Forum: Touring
07-03-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

That's what I'm looking for! How about a little...

That's what I'm looking for! How about a little more info on what you liked, places to stay...pictures? Some of these outside the midwest I've heard of, like the B&O and the GAP. I'd be interested to...
Forum: Touring
07-02-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

We've done part of the Katy, near Rochport, that...

We've done part of the Katy, near Rochport, that was nice. We've also done parts of the Mickelson in SD and the Wabash Trace here in our neck of the woods. There is a good one near Des Moines called...
Forum: Touring
07-02-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,043
Posted By christhehusker

Rails to trails

Anyone on this forum into visiting different Rail Trails? Found good ones? I've looked around a bit and don't really know which forum this would fall under, but I'd be interested to hear others...
06-30-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By christhehusker

Rail to Trails

Just a thought. My wife and I enjoy visiting the various Rails to Trails throughout the country (or at least the mid-west) like the Katy in Missouri, the Wabash Trace in our neck of the woods, and we...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By christhehusker

For what little it's worth, the noise that I...

For what little it's worth, the noise that I swore was coming from the cranks went away when I greased the seatpost (steel bike) and the seat post bolt. Good luck, those little noises drive me right...
06-03-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By christhehusker

Be sure to let Universal know you watched. We...

Be sure to let Universal know you watched. We need all the coverage we can get!
Forum: Great Lakes
05-14-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By christhehusker

Root river trail in June

Planning a trip to the root river trail in June. We will be staying a couple days in Lanesboro. We'll leave our vehicle in Houston and ride back to a B+B where I have reservations. Any tips on the...
05-06-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By christhehusker

I don't have a lot to compare to, but I love my...

I don't have a lot to compare to, but I love my Bianchi San Jose. I believe it is available with flat bars as well. I don't ride the streets of NYC but Omaha potholes are pretty rough. I've got a...
05-05-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By christhehusker

Yeah, 3/32, sorry. Harris Cycles website made it...

Yeah, 3/32, sorry. Harris Cycles website made it sound as though a 3/32 would work with any frewheel. I wondered if this would reduce chain noise at all.
05-05-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By christhehusker

1/4 vs. 3/16 chain

Its time for a new chain on my San Jose. As I understand it either will work. What is the advantage of one over the other? I mainly ride SS and cherish a quiet bike above all. Recommendations?
Forum: Touring
05-05-09, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By christhehusker

RepWi Either you're a woman or you wear an 8...

RepWi
Either you're a woman or you wear an 8 1/2 cause that's all they have in men's Keens :(

A dissapointed size 13
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,819
Posted By christhehusker

"My Bike" by Ghoti Hook, channelling their inner...

"My Bike" by Ghoti Hook, channelling their inner Pee Wee! Great stuff!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 19,656
Posted By christhehusker

6"4" 63cm Trek, 61cm Bianchi (Bought a taller...

6"4"
63cm Trek, 61cm Bianchi (Bought a taller seatpost)
Usually just look for the biggest frame size they have!:)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,737
Posted By christhehusker

Thanks. The idea of a crit appeals and scares me....

Thanks. The idea of a crit appeals and scares me. I'd like to think I could keep up for a 30 min. race, but I've seen alot of crits and a lot of crashes in them. Worried I'd get hurt and miss work.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,737
Posted By christhehusker

Haven't ever raced. I keep saying I want to but...

Haven't ever raced. I keep saying I want to but haven't yet, I suppose for fear of being dropped right away and looking totally foolish. I probably shouldn't care. Where is a good site with info on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,737
Posted By christhehusker

I don't have earbuds in when I ride on the road....

I don't have earbuds in when I ride on the road. Most days I just have time for a quick ride on the local paths (we have a pretty good system in Omaha). We don't have any hair raising descents...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,737
Posted By christhehusker

What's on your ipod?

OK, I poked around a bit and couldn't find a thread like this, so I hope it hasn't been done already. What songs seem to work well in different situations? This occurred to me today as I was grinding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By christhehusker

Twenty miles. A 15-20 MPH wind sucks. Half the...

Twenty miles. A 15-20 MPH wind sucks. Half the time. I'm in a nice spot where I can almost always start out into the wind. Coming home at 26-27 MPH was a gas!
Forum: Touring
03-29-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By christhehusker

Size 13s here. I'm looking to tour on my San Jose...

Size 13s here. I'm looking to tour on my San Jose which has the same frame as a Volpe. My 61cm bike has 410mm chainstays. I checked Jandd's site and their Expedition rack looks like it allows one to...
Forum: Touring
03-02-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,826
Posted By christhehusker

I'll probably end up wearing my SPDs and bringing...

I'll probably end up wearing my SPDs and bringing a light pair of canvas shoes. I've done this in the past, but I was hoping to avoid having to change shoes all the time. I might try some platform...
Forum: Touring
03-01-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,826
Posted By christhehusker

What kind of shoes do you wear?

Planning a 3 week tour in 2010. Much longer than anything we've done before. Normally I have a pair of Shimano casual shoes with two sided SPD pedals. They are comfortable to walk in but I'm a bit...
Forum: Touring
02-23-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By christhehusker

Flower Blossom, How long ago was that? Also,...

Flower Blossom,
How long ago was that? Also, its my understanding that you have to reserve a place in advance(which I certainly understand) but this doesn't quite fit in with my seat of the pants...
Forum: Touring
02-21-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By christhehusker

When I first posted this, I didn't have my...

When I first posted this, I didn't have my guidebook, and it's attendant Dutch, handy. What I meant by "Friends of the bicycle" places was Vrienden op de Fiets, which are homes of Dutch bicyclists...
Forum: Touring
02-20-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By christhehusker

Thanks for all the advice everyone. Especially...

Thanks for all the advice everyone. Especially the pics. I'm not sure I can wait a year now! We will definately be visiting the tulip fields. That is another thing my wife wants to see and why we are...
Forum: Touring
02-19-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By christhehusker

going to holland 2010

So I've got the OK to take three weeks next May to bike around Holland.
What I'd like is advice on where to go, what to see etc. We'd like to keep mileage below 50 to 60 per day and not have too...
Forum: Touring
11-28-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By christhehusker

Getting our bikes to Europe

Hey everyone. New to this website and I've found it a really great source of information.
My wife and I are in the preliminary stages of planning a trip to the Netherlands and one question I have is...
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