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Forum: Touring
06-07-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,094
Posted By jollysnowman

In my own experience, and my understandings of my...

In my own experience, and my understandings of my friends' experiences, this is the best type of bicycle for 95% of the people who want to ride (and all I ever want these days!). The off road tourers...
06-11-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By jollysnowman

Looks like you found a new beater :) ...

Looks like you found a new beater :)

@TimmyT, I had no idea what frame blocks were... pretty neat!

http://www.bicycletool.com/frameblock1.aspx...
06-11-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By jollysnowman

I may have missed this, but what kind of riding...

I may have missed this, but what kind of riding are you looking to do? What's your budget? Do you ride already? If so, what do you ride? What experience exactly do you already have working on bikes?...
09-01-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,565
Posted By jollysnowman

Yes!!! They finished my wheelset a couple weeks...

Yes!!! They finished my wheelset a couple weeks ago. I'm waiting for my bottom bracket to come in and I'll be dropping by the shop later today to get some downtube shifters, but other than that,...
08-29-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,565
Posted By jollysnowman

I'm building up one right now! She's a beauty....

I'm building up one right now! She's a beauty. Give me another week or two and I'll provide a full report!

And about the price... $640 for new 631 and super comfy geometry seems perfectly...
05-08-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By jollysnowman

I'm with vonfilm; we have a lot of C&V bikes in...

I'm with vonfilm; we have a lot of C&V bikes in Austin, especially in the last 1 or 2 years after the cheap fixie trend wore off. It's actually really cool riding with ppl on the commute to school...
05-05-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By jollysnowman

Something else to think about: For a long time I...

Something else to think about: For a long time I griped about how much pull on the levers was required to really stop my bike, but then I bought double-pivot brakes and now I can pretty much do a...
05-04-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,226
Posted By jollysnowman

I have a 1985 Olympic, also with 4130 main tubes...

I have a 1985 Olympic, also with 4130 main tubes and hi-ten stays... sometimes I *think* I can feel flex if I come out of a stop at a high gear and am accelerating hard, but that could be due to the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By jollysnowman

You'll probably feel the burn in your upper back...

You'll probably feel the burn in your upper back long before you feel it in anything else.
04-23-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,521
Posted By jollysnowman

It seems like the hubs on the M13 wheelset are...

It seems like the hubs on the M13 wheelset are noname, but I have those rims and they've stayed true for the year I've had them. I might not even have 1000 miles on them, but they take the abuse of...
04-05-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By jollysnowman

Going by feel usually leads to an under-inflated...

Going by feel usually leads to an under-inflated tire.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,330
Posted By jollysnowman

Austin just got the bicycle boxes at...

Austin just got the bicycle boxes at intersections. Left turn lanes would be great.

But non-murderous college students texting while they drive would be better. (Sorry I'm bitter. Sometimes I have...
04-05-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,292
Posted By jollysnowman

Hahahaha gears make cycling easier. I don't know...

Hahahaha gears make cycling easier. I don't know why, but I lol'd.
04-05-10, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,799
Posted By jollysnowman

IRD is pretty much the only place you'll get new...

IRD is pretty much the only place you'll get new ones.

Just remember that these are freewheels and not cassettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 21,931
Posted By jollysnowman

You're also comparing different geometries, and...

You're also comparing different geometries, and different setups, as you admitted.

The Gunnar website doesn't say what kind of steel the Roadie is made of, so I'm going to conclude that it's...
03-31-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By jollysnowman

http://www.canecreek.com/component-other?product=l...

http://www.canecreek.com/component-other?product=levers-scr-5

I don't where you can get hoods separately, though.
03-30-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By jollysnowman

Come on guys, this has to be a joke. Too much...

Come on guys, this has to be a joke. Too much product placement.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,962
Posted By jollysnowman

First off, teach her how to safely navigate a...

First off, teach her how to safely navigate a road. I don't want to sound mean, but she should have the sense to slow down for a speed bump.
03-29-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,499
Posted By jollysnowman

That's true, but we've been refining steel...

That's true, but we've been refining steel manufacturing for much longer than we have carbon fiber manufacturing.

I think he said that because, since carbon fiber is stiffer than steel, more...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,526
Posted By jollysnowman

I'm pretty sure it's new to the US for 2010...

I'm pretty sure it's new to the US for 2010 (maybe 2009). I saw it on the European website around a year ago. It's been mentioned here on the forums sparingly over the last year.
03-29-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,345
Posted By jollysnowman

But... but... Reynolds 853...

But... but... Reynolds 853...
03-29-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By jollysnowman

This is an attempt to fix a problem that can be...

This is an attempt to fix a problem that can be solved with better pedalling technique.

That said, I still want to try it lol
03-29-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,345
Posted By jollysnowman

I saw one at Performance, and it looked really...

I saw one at Performance, and it looked really nice. It was so light that I could lift it from the top rack with one arm (I'm short and weak.....). The handlebar + stem and the saddle really stand...
03-28-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By jollysnowman

I'm tempted to say that these were made to mock...

I'm tempted to say that these were made to mock the current trends.
Forum: Touring
03-27-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,863
Posted By jollysnowman

I'd still jump on the RB-1, though. That's a nice...

I'd still jump on the RB-1, though. That's a nice bike.
03-27-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By jollysnowman

My rule of thumb when looking at a bike is top...

My rule of thumb when looking at a bike is top tube length. One can always raise or lower the saddle (to an extent, obviously).

(And I'm 5'4", so I'm right there with you guys)
Forum: Touring
03-27-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,677
Posted By jollysnowman

hahaha :thumb: As someone who's 5'4", I've...

hahaha :thumb:

As someone who's 5'4", I've never ridden a road bike that's my "proper" size, going just by standover height. I'd probably have to ride a bike with a 48 or 50 cm seat tube. My bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By jollysnowman

banerjek, how much do you weigh and how much of a...

banerjek, how much do you weigh and how much of a load do you carry?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,434
Posted By jollysnowman

Seriously, only one person noticed this post? ...

Seriously, only one person noticed this post?

Anywho, RHOsbrink, how exactly does a deaf person train his/her eyesight? I'd just like to know for myself.
03-25-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By jollysnowman

I wish there would be racing at the Veloway. I...

I wish there would be racing at the Veloway. I love that place! Never been to the Driveway, though...
03-22-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,288
Posted By jollysnowman

Weight savings, perhaps? I'm thinking of doing...

Weight savings, perhaps? I'm thinking of doing the same to my Schwinn LeTour, which has Schwinn S-6 (26 x 1 3/8) rims. The ISO of 650B rims are about 1 cm off, so one should be able to use the same...
03-22-10, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,288
Posted By jollysnowman

I'm voting for 650B.

I'm voting for 650B.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,151
Posted By jollysnowman

I don't have a jersey, so I wear gym shorts over...

I don't have a jersey, so I wear gym shorts over my cycling shorts for the pockets.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,742
Posted By jollysnowman

It's probably the only Campagnolo product I can...

It's probably the only Campagnolo product I can afford.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,350
Posted By jollysnowman

The Texas 4000 group rides on Felts. They ride...

The Texas 4000 group rides on Felts. They ride from Austin, TX to Alaska (Anchorage?) every summer.
03-18-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,283
Views: 727,828
Posted By jollysnowman

I have an Olympic serial #G1185. My bike is older...

I have an Olympic serial #G1185. My bike is older than I am!!!

Is there anywhere denoting a good history of the different Nishiki models? I read that Olympics were 5-spd freewheels, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By jollysnowman

I think $150-$200 is a good price, but I'd only...

I think $150-$200 is a good price, but I'd only pay $200 if it were in great condition.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,833
Posted By jollysnowman

Availability plays a role in the rankings :thumb:

Availability plays a role in the rankings :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,833
Posted By jollysnowman

It's a matter of simplicity and neccessity to me....

It's a matter of simplicity and neccessity to me. No, I don't race, and I'm only 21, so for me nostalgia is last night's Taco Bell.

Oh, and OP, nice bike lol. An RB-1 is on my list, just after old...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,833
Posted By jollysnowman

Downtube.

Downtube.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By jollysnowman

How about a picture of you on the bike?

How about a picture of you on the bike?
03-15-10, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By jollysnowman

Even downtown isn't all flat, especially if...

Even downtown isn't all flat, especially if you're going north/south.
03-15-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By jollysnowman

Say "nice bike". No one gets offended with that. ...

Say "nice bike". No one gets offended with that.

And yeah, Austin's nice, but it's definitely not flat lol.
03-14-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By jollysnowman

Yeah, because it's really easy to forget that...

Yeah, because it's really easy to forget that there's a bike there sometimes.

OP, what matters most is your comfort when you're riding. You don't get a fitting standing over the bike.
03-14-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By jollysnowman

I'm also touching the top tube on my bike. When I...

I'm also touching the top tube on my bike. When I stop, I just tilt it a bit. When I'm riding though, it fits perfectly.

I prefer the handful of seatpost, however, so you might not prefer it.
03-13-10, 09:11 AM
03-13-10, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By jollysnowman

Still don't know what your other bike is...

Still don't know what your other bike is...
03-12-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By jollysnowman

We have no idea what bike you have.

We have no idea what bike you have.
10-11-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By jollysnowman

Dude. Think about it.

Dude.

Think about it.
10-10-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,631
Posted By jollysnowman

He almost hit that lady in the first :30. That...

He almost hit that lady in the first :30. That kind of sets the mood lol.

I wonder if a cop can give him a traffic ticket by watching a YouTube vid.
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