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05-27-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,860
Posted By Business810

Unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot more to...

Unfortunately, I don't have a whole lot more to share about the Ranson's origin. I cleaned it up and threw fresh cables, a chain, and tires on it to ride for a bit before deciding what to do with it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,234
Posted By Business810

Surly Pacer, SRAM Rival w/Force cranks, Neuvation...

Surly Pacer, SRAM Rival w/Force cranks, Neuvation R28 wheels. I'm about $850 in, with most of that being craigslist and a bit of ebay....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,733
Posted By Business810

At that price, the Neuvations are a pretty...

At that price, the Neuvations are a pretty amazing deal. I've been riding on an older set of R28 Aeros for a few years and am quite happy with them. I'm a bit lighter at 165 lbs, but they have stayed...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 223,755
Posted By Business810

Been watching this thread for a while. I'm doing...

Been watching this thread for a while. I'm doing a budget build from my parts bin with a Motobecane LeChampion aluminum frame, full carbon fork, and Rival group. I'm looking for recommendations for...
10-13-10, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,799
Posted By Business810

ISO, in order of priority: -cantilever brakes,...

ISO, in order of priority:
-cantilever brakes, front and rear
-a non-QR seatpost binder bolt
-locking QR skewers
-a rear rack of some sort, open to options
-old style Selle Italia Flite(s)
...
09-30-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,799
Posted By Business810

Still ISO: -dirt drop handlebars, like these,...

Still ISO:
-dirt drop handlebars, like these, preferably 25.4 clamp OR mustache handlebars
-rear rack, perhaps a Pletscher mousetrap

Have:
-Shimano 600 arabesque DT shifters, front and rear...
09-16-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Business810

I like mine (not a Camelback; a Fox-branded pack)...

I like mine (not a Camelback; a Fox-branded pack) for mountain biking primarily because it avoids getting mud and dirt on the mouthpiece of a frame-mounted water bottle.

For road riding, it's just...
09-16-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,168
Posted By Business810

Contrasting head tube on my '85 Fuji Club: ...

Contrasting head tube on my '85 Fuji Club:
http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo350/Ranson531/My%20bikes/FujiClub01.jpg
09-16-10, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,799
Posted By Business810

Want: -dirt drop handlebars, like these...

Want:
-dirt drop handlebars, like these (http://www.bikeman.com/store/graphics/00000001/Alt-imageB/HB/HB1518B.jpg), preferably 25.4 clamp OR mustache handlebars

Have (going from memory, I'm...
09-10-10, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,897
Posted By Business810

I stand corrected - my apologies. Out of...

I stand corrected - my apologies. Out of curiosity, what vintage is it? Their current stuff (and the last few years) seem to all be sloping top tubes.
09-09-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,271
Posted By Business810

I don't have personal experience with either,...

I don't have personal experience with either, but: I have heard half-decent things about Forte wheels from the time I have wasted in the road forum on here, though I would choose almost any...
09-09-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,897
Posted By Business810

I think it looks like a nice bike, but $5k and...

I think it looks like a nice bike, but $5k and only Athena components? Come on.



I thought Kona only had sloping top tubes on their road bikes - even the steel ones - which is not the case...
08-09-10, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,097
Posted By Business810

I think a lot of it comes down to marketing - it...

I think a lot of it comes down to marketing - it looks cool, might be ever-so-slightly more aerodynamic, and (particularly in the case of low spoke counts) might shave a few grams off the weight....
08-04-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By Business810

And nearly seven months and an extended leave of...

And nearly seven months and an extended leave of absence from the forums later, I finally finished the Fuji and took it for it's maiden voyage this past week!

It's a bit of a mutt in terms of...
05-07-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Business810

Tube, patch kit, tire levers, pump, multi-tool,...

Tube, patch kit, tire levers, pump, multi-tool, mini chain tool, energy bars, keys, cell phone, ID, and health insurance card.

I use a Fox hydration pack, and I'm pretty sure the model is the...
05-04-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,324
Posted By Business810

Thanks for sharing, Nick. The cinematography was...

Thanks for sharing, Nick. The cinematography was rather well-done I felt, but as Maddox points out, more clear characterization and narrative could make for a more impactful film. Art for the sake of...
05-01-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,103
Posted By Business810

As another roadie turned MTB'er, I can vouch for...

As another roadie turned MTB'er, I can vouch for how big of a role skill and technique play. It can be really discouraging, having fitness but feeling really slow. You've got to keep at it, though,...
04-29-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,570
Posted By Business810

I'm also in the camp that doesn't quite "get"...

I'm also in the camp that doesn't quite "get" 650B, but I also haven't really tried it. I'm content with riding skinnier tires, and it's not terribly difficult to find a frame (new or old) that can...
04-29-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,013
Posted By Business810

48x19 currently, with a brake.

48x19 currently, with a brake.
04-29-10, 02:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,523
Posted By Business810

To add to the Raleigh suggestions, I would add...

To add to the Raleigh suggestions, I would add the Raleigh Gran Sport (image courtesy of the late great Sheldon Brown):
...
04-28-10, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,507
Posted By Business810

I should also add that riding around town and to...

I should also add that riding around town and to work involves locking up, and having a bottle in my bag rather than in a cage is one less thing to get swiped off the bike.
04-28-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,507
Posted By Business810

Scrod, that flask bottle is pretty cool. I didn't...

Scrod, that flask bottle is pretty cool. I didn't know they made those.

I just throw a normal round Sigg or Nalgene in my bag when I'm riding around town because I'm usually not going more than 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Business810

The C&V forum might know better, but it's older...

The C&V forum might know better, but it's older steel Bianchi with horizontal dropouts and what look like bosses for cantilever brakes. It also looks like a pretty large (60cm or larger) size.

If...
04-22-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Business810

Or, potentially even more budget, is go to an old...

Or, potentially even more budget, is go to an old bike shop and dig around for spare parts. There are a lot of QR seat binder bolts floating around. Hell, I probably have one lying in a box of spare...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 06:53 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,842
Posted By Business810

I am a roadie and a mountain biker, and I've been...

I am a roadie and a mountain biker, and I've been a vegetarian for a while and switched to vegan about 4 months ago. I also source as much of my food locally as possible (farmer's markets, local...
04-15-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,312
Posted By Business810

I'm not too worried about unclipping as I've...

I'm not too worried about unclipping as I've never really had a problem with Shimano SPD's in the past. I do accidentally unclip just about once per ride with the Xpedo's, and it always seems to...
04-15-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Business810

Check out http://www.porcmtbclub.org/, a local...

Check out http://www.porcmtbclub.org/, a local group that has a lot of rides and info about trails. I do most of my riding at Frick Park in the city (because it's close to where I live), but from...
04-15-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Business810

Exactly. Even then, I haven't ever really heard...

Exactly. Even then, I haven't ever really heard much of people caring whether their mountain rims are aero or not.
04-15-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Business810

My guess is that the 20mm is rim depth, as on...

My guess is that the 20mm is rim depth, as on roadie wheels, because they say it's "aero." No clue why they would list that and not the width, though.
04-15-10, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,312
Posted By Business810

Be ready for people to call you a shill... except...

Be ready for people to call you a shill... except that no one actually posts in this forum.

I've got the same bike, although it's a lot more dirty at the moment. I'm relatively happy with it, but...
04-15-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Business810

And, those are rim brake only, which may or may...

And, those are rim brake only, which may or may not matter to you.

They are pretty cheap, though.
04-09-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 304,404
Posted By Business810

That is pretty freaking creepy.

That is pretty freaking creepy.
04-08-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By Business810

That's a cool old Fisher, but it has definitely...

That's a cool old Fisher, but it has definitely seen better days. I would definitely agree that it's worth a tune up for an around-town bike or just riding on fire roads or rail trails, but I...
04-02-10, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Business810

I'm also using some clearance Fox gloves (though...

I'm also using some clearance Fox gloves (though mine were from an LBS going-out-of-business sale.) They're comfy but a little bit warm and sweaty for hot summer days/freakishly warm 80 degree spring...
04-02-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By Business810

Not sure if there is one available near you, but...

Not sure if there is one available near you, but the Tahoe 29 Pro (same frame as the Comp I believe, but with full X.7 and a Tora) is closer to the Felt component-wise and might split the middle in...
03-21-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 300,759
Posted By Business810

Went out on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon, only...

Went out on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon, only my second time out on the trails this new year, and had a blast. No really epic pictures, except there was all this weird green stuff all over the...
03-18-10, 09:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,472
Posted By Business810

She's a beauty, Keith! I appreciate the tip of...

She's a beauty, Keith! I appreciate the tip of the exact color of the nail polish as I'm the new owner of mkeller's abused Club Fuji frame. It's identical in color to yours and has had a very rough...
03-18-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By Business810

I don't really see what's to gain by 10-speed...

I don't really see what's to gain by 10-speed here. Narrower chain? More expensive cassettes? Those don't seem like improvements to me, but I also just ride for fun.

On the bright side, maybe...
03-17-10, 02:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,073
Posted By Business810

Thanks! I've tried poking at the tab a bit to...

Thanks! I've tried poking at the tab a bit to little positive effect, and a bit of double-sided tape was going to be my next attempt - but it's good to know that a bit of wadded masking tape is all...
03-17-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,073
Posted By Business810

Matt, I have the same exact problem on my...

Matt, I have the same exact problem on my Triumph. Any particular advice on a way to quiet it before I result to Macgyver-esque methods?
03-17-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,073
Posted By Business810

I'm going through that phase with my 1971 Triumph...

I'm going through that phase with my 1971 Triumph right now. It's very similar to a Sports, and I've slowly been rebuilding and polishing it over the last year. With new tires, some rags, some...
03-17-10, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Business810

I have seen two cheap 70's Huffy's and the like...

I have seen two cheap 70's Huffy's and the like with a cheap plastic-y disc brake system on the rear only while working at the local co-op. I don't know if they were just cobbled together, but...
03-16-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 14,201
Posted By Business810

4-5 PM EST... or EDT? :) It's a shame...

4-5 PM EST... or EDT? :)



It's a shame my build didn't come together in time, but I'm looking forward to seeing those that did!
03-03-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,042
Posted By Business810

I love a lot of the mountain bikes I've seen from...

I love a lot of the mountain bikes I've seen from the show. That black Mosaic you posted has a really elegant functionality to it. This makes me want to build another SS rigid MTB... which is a...
02-27-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,042
Posted By Business810

From the photos those look like Velocity "wood...

From the photos those look like Velocity "wood grain" Deep V's... which are, of course, not really wood.

Thanks Rob for all the photos. This makes me hate the weather even more for screwing up my...
02-27-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,806
Posted By Business810

I'll read both of those once in a while as they...

I'll read both of those once in a while as they are much more down to earth. They're put out by some local (to me, at least) guys.

On that same tangent, I'll occasionally also read Urban Velo,...
02-27-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Business810

I'm planning a C&O trip this summer as well, and...

I'm planning a C&O trip this summer as well, and I've heard that tires in the 32-38 range are recommended.

My suggestion would be the Voyageur if you can squeeze decently sized tires in there and...
02-26-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By Business810

I'm also 6'2", and I ride a 19" 29er. I probably...

I'm also 6'2", and I ride a 19" 29er. I probably could get away with a 17", too, but the 19" is a bit better reach-wise for me.

I'm not exactly the most skilled rider out there, so I make use of...
02-26-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,107,799
Posted By Business810

Need: -58cm steel frame set, with clearance for...

Need:
-58cm steel frame set, with clearance for fenders and ~28mm tires - not too picky - pending!

Have:
-Shimano 600 Arabesque group (52/42 crankset, front and rear derailers, clamp on downtube...
02-21-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Business810

On mine, the holder looks like it should be...

On mine, the holder looks like it should be movable, but it's not bolted in. It's hard to describe without actual pictures, which I will try to get tomorrow.
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