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05-14-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,786
Posted By BenVoiles

You might consider starting out on a used hard...

You might consider starting out on a used hard tail mountain bike. Put slicks on it and you will have a good bike to start out on. I still use my old Raleigh Technium mountian bike as my "city...
05-14-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,916
Posted By BenVoiles

Shaving legs.

I use clippers on mine and get almost as close as shaving. Do you think that shaved legs are really faster than legs that are cut with clippers?
05-14-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By BenVoiles

cassette compatibilty

I have two street bikes I ride. One has 8 speed Dura Ace and the other one 9 speed. I have an extra 9 speed cassette I would like to use on a spare wheel for the 8 speed. Can I just take one...
04-15-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,646
Posted By BenVoiles

If you go to an auto parts store they have a...

If you go to an auto parts store they have a little kit called something like, "screw extractor kit". It has been years since I've used one but they work something like this. They come with a drill...
04-15-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By BenVoiles

Thanks for the info. I'm thinking of just...

Thanks for the info. I'm thinking of just picking up the parts when I get a good deal on them but not changing them out yet. The parts that it came with work fine, even though they are pretty low...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,774
Posted By BenVoiles

Years ago I worked with a woman who was 4'10". ...

Years ago I worked with a woman who was 4'10". Just by chance I found a Nishika road bike in a LBS. I bought it for her for $125 and she love it. It was beautiful little bike seemed to be very...
04-14-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By BenVoiles

Seat Tube Size.

My wife just bought me a Giant Talon 3 for my birthday. It is only the second mountain bike I have ever owned. My other one is a Raleigh Technium which I bought in around 1990.
I plan on slowly...
03-09-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,152
Posted By BenVoiles

Updating an old Schwinn or similar bike.

I was thinking about buying old Schwinn or similar type bike to use as a cruiser and to just keep at my place in Florida. I would probably strip it down to the frame and then update it with old...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By BenVoiles

I'm surprised I haven't had any responses, should...

I'm surprised I haven't had any responses, should I post this in a different furom?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By BenVoiles

I forget what it was called but back in the early...

I forget what it was called but back in the early 80s I put some type of sealant in the tires of my Yamaha 650. I wish I remember what it was. Anyway, the tires are still fully inflated.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By BenVoiles

Road Bikes, Cheap and Small

For next year I hope to put together my own cycling team. Mostly for the Tour De Cure but hopefully for some other events too. My problem is finding small size street bikes. I'm talking about 47...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By BenVoiles

Rail Road Tracks

Please be aware that when wet RR tracks are as slick as ice. On 5/17/2014, I was doing a Tour De Cure ride. It was pouring down rain. I came across some railroad tracks which I didn't see until I...
06-11-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,815
Posted By BenVoiles

For the stem you can buy an adapter for about ten...

For the stem you can buy an adapter for about ten dollars but why bother. If you go on EBAY you can find about any type of quill stem you might want and the same goes for the one inch fork.
06-06-14, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,042
Posted By BenVoiles

I have a Quintana Roo, that, except for the...

I have a Quintana Roo, that, except for the tires, every single part is used. I have a combination of Dura-Ace and Ultega, 9-speed with a triple chain ring. I couldn't be happier. I didn't have...
04-05-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,213
Posted By BenVoiles

I've had that happen too. Another weird thing...

I've had that happen too.
Another weird thing is almost all my guitars always go out of tune sharp! I've never really figured that out, but almost all my guitars, if I haven't played them for...
02-07-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,215
Posted By BenVoiles

Nice Ural too!

Nice Ural too!
02-07-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By BenVoiles

I'll try but since it is juvenile I don't know...

I'll try but since it is juvenile I don't know how much will be public.
02-06-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By BenVoiles

Update: Marion County TN

They finally charged two of the kids involved in this incident. I don't think any charges would have been filed if not for all the publicity the case received. I want to thank David Cook who has...
02-05-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By BenVoiles

Glad to see some action taken against these kids....

Glad to see some action taken against these kids. Don't think it would have happened with out all the support and publicity.
01-31-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,661
Posted By BenVoiles

I had a Collegiate. Must have weighed at least...

I had a Collegiate. Must have weighed at least 40 pounds. Sure did the job though. Finally got stolen.
01-27-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,352
Posted By BenVoiles

I don't have any specific advice but I wish you...

I don't have any specific advice but I wish you all the luck in the world. I think maybe a rigid mountain bike would be a good choice. If you have the money you could probably buy a set of heavy...
01-27-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By BenVoiles

Marion County TN

My earlier post kind of got derailed but the point I was trying to make was that cyclists as a group should put pressure on any agency that is clearly anti-cyclist. There are several very large...
01-17-14, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,094
Posted By BenVoiles

Stay Out Of Marion County TN

A local cyclist was harassed and maced and almost died from asthma by a bunch of kids in a truck then they came back and went after him again. So the local sheriff threatened the cyclist with three...
09-05-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 403,481
Posted By BenVoiles

Did you do that paint yourself? I like that!

Did you do that paint yourself? I like that!
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