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07-15-14, 03:49 PM
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Views: 1,210
Posted By mercury168

It looks like the price changed to $450. At that...

It looks like the price changed to $450. At that price, it's truly worth considering.
06-18-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By mercury168

If you're brave, here's another option:...

If you're brave, here's another option: http://www.seasucker.com/product-category/bike-racks/
09-30-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,061
Posted By mercury168

I'll put in another nod for a new department...

I'll put in another nod for a new department store bike. The Mongoose Wanderer will be good as long as you take the time to set it up. Straight out of the box, it had some serious issues, such as...
09-21-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By mercury168

Your travel agent isn't the kind that has the...

Your travel agent isn't the kind that has the adjuster barrel on it. Are you able to adjust your brakes elsewhere?
09-21-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By mercury168

I had the same problem with my RT1000 and decided...

I had the same problem with my RT1000 and decided to just use the eyelet on the right side and not attach the left side at all. The rack is still plenty stable for securing a top-mounted bag, but I...
09-15-10, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,117
Posted By mercury168

I'm running into a problem doing this. The front...

I'm running into a problem doing this. The front derailleur spring (Shimano 105 FD-5503) seems to be somewhat overpowering the ratchet mechanism in the Veloce Ultrashift 10 speed Ergo levers.

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,904
Posted By mercury168

He's taking an unfair head start!

He's taking an unfair head start!
08-26-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By mercury168

Looks like it was a fun project! When you...

Looks like it was a fun project!

When you see a Frankenbike, you know the owner is a bike fanatic for being able to piece together parts from so many different eras.
08-25-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By mercury168

How's your swimming? If it's good, you're going...

How's your swimming? If it's good, you're going to breeze through this. If it's not, consider renting a wetsuit to help you survive. If you get too tired, you can backstroke all day and all night...
08-06-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,265
Posted By mercury168

Don't let anyone test ride without cash in hand...

Don't let anyone test ride without cash in hand or at least some sort of real collateral.
08-05-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By mercury168

Are there any reasons (other than weight) for...

Are there any reasons (other than weight) for preferring Centaur over Veloce?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By mercury168

Helmet longevity

I have a 15 year old helmet that hasn't been crashed nor has any visual defects. Should I replace it due to age or is it fine?
06-30-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By mercury168

Is there any reason you're hesitant to put the...

Is there any reason you're hesitant to put the iBert in its intended (front stem) location?

On the captain's seatpost, your son will be literally inches away and looking at your rear for the...
06-28-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By mercury168

Merlinextralight, I agree with you on all...

Merlinextralight, I agree with you on all accounts. What's your opinion on this... say we have some imaginary material and frame design that indeed make a completely flex-free frame at a reasonable...
06-24-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By mercury168

Frame flex of any sort is undesirable not only...

Frame flex of any sort is undesirable not only because it dissipates pedalling energy, but also because it causes fatigue in the alloy which leads to breakage. Compliance should come from components...
06-22-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By mercury168

There seems to be some consensus that the...

There seems to be some consensus that the stoker's handlebars act as crash bars for the captain. What do people think about making crash bars for the stoker out of something like extra-wide, rigid...
06-14-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By mercury168

If you two have already ridden a tandem before...

If you two have already ridden a tandem before and know you enjoy it, getting the Walmart bike is a safe decision because it only costs as much as renting a handful of times. The department store...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,041
Posted By mercury168

It's the plastic disc between the cassette and...

It's the plastic disc between the cassette and spokes that protects the spokes if your rear derailleur isn't adjusted properly and routes the chain into the spokes.

It's called a dork disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,289
Posted By mercury168

If you convert from 8 speed to 9 speed, you'll...

If you convert from 8 speed to 9 speed, you'll need to buy the 9 speed chain too. Shifters + cassette + chain = pricey shopping list

Campy Ergo 10 speed shifters pull the same amount of cable per...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By mercury168

That's a Cannondale 3.0 series criterium frame...

That's a Cannondale 3.0 series criterium frame from the late '80s/early '90s.

Like others have said, that bike is way too bastardized and beat up to be worth anything near $200. It looks like it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,391
Posted By mercury168

Campagnolo 10 speed Ergo levers are compatible...

Campagnolo 10 speed Ergo levers are compatible with a Shimano 8 speed drivetrain, so you should only need to change the shifters.

Compatibility chart:...
05-03-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By mercury168

We just finished a 100km ride on a Mongoose...

We just finished a 100km ride on a Mongoose Wanderer, so I'm ready to add some information to this thread.

This one-size-fits-few bike is sized for slightly-less-than-average sized riders. I'm...
03-23-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By mercury168

Do you know the basics and are you handy with a...

Do you know the basics and are you handy with a wrench? Since you're recreational riders and don't want to tie up a lot into the bike, you can consider the $330 Mongoose Wanderer off of Amazon. ...
03-23-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By mercury168

I prefer to climb Pinehurst because I've heard of...

I prefer to climb Pinehurst because I've heard of more than one person crash while descending it, whereas I haven't heard of anyone crashing while descending Redwood.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By mercury168

Friend got a Windsor Wellington 3.0 off BD. ...

Friend got a Windsor Wellington 3.0 off BD.

Wheels: very untrue (~1.5mm)
Derailleurs: close enough
Brakes: needed adjustment
Headset: rattling fork, tightened the starnut bolt
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By mercury168

There's an Instructable on how to do this. On...

There's an Instructable on how to do this. On the rear bike, you drill a hole through the headtube/fork to screw in a stud to fix the steering, then bolt the fork onto the rear axle of the front...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,771
Posted By mercury168

A replacement left shifter can be found on ebay...

A replacement left shifter can be found on ebay for as little as $60.

If money's tight, I suggest you just put the chain onto the small chainring and ride it like that. The big ring is for fast...
09-12-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By mercury168

Long and gradual is Tunnel Road.

Long and gradual is Tunnel Road.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,672
Posted By mercury168

Get a pair of Open Pro/Ultegra wheels laced 4x...

Get a pair of Open Pro/Ultegra wheels laced 4x with 36 14g spokes. Use Armadillo tires with Mr Tuffys and thorn-resistant tubes filled with Slime. That should slow you down enough! Your other...
06-08-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By mercury168

Western Wheelers put on a great event. Check-in...

Western Wheelers put on a great event. Check-in was quick. The cue sheet's directions, mileages, and elevations were accurate. The colored route markers stuck on the ground were clear and I never...
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