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04-26-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,685
Posted By borgagain

I really wouldn't worry about it. Scroll down to...

I really wouldn't worry about it. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and look at the post-crash damage to my Technium:

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/technium.html

Both the bike and I...
04-23-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,191
Posted By borgagain

I overhauled a FFS on a Ross Compact a while...

I overhauled a FFS on a Ross Compact a while back. If you dissassemble it, make sure you have a way of catching the multitude of bearings. You can read my comments about the "solution looking for a...
03-08-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 30,306
Posted By borgagain

Here's a link to a page devoted to my Nashbar...

Here's a link to a page devoted to my Nashbar Maruishi:

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/nashbartoure.html

After I replaced the rear spokes, it's a really nice ride. I've changed the handlebars...
02-05-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,101
Posted By borgagain

Yes, I've used them. They started to come apart...

Yes, I've used them. They started to come apart in less than 200 miles. If you do a search, you won't find a lot of love for Hutchinsons.
01-24-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By borgagain

Mine are 11 1/2 EEE. Those of us with snow-shoe...

Mine are 11 1/2 EEE. Those of us with snow-shoe feet might be well advised to avoid mail order but I've had success with Vittoria Ace and Diadora Aerospeed, both size 46. These run a little large and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By borgagain

If you're lucky, you get one or more really cool...

If you're lucky, you get one or more really cool scars that will make you the envy of cyclists who haven't been hit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-11, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By borgagain

I reviewed Vilano Forza 1.0 here: ...

I reviewed Vilano Forza 1.0 here:

http://reviews.hardsdisk.net/vilanoforza.html

I've had several rides on it since the review and haven't changed my mind about anything. Just be aware that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,668
Posted By borgagain

For anyone who might be interested in this bike,...

For anyone who might be interested in this bike, I reviewed it here:

http://reviews.hardsdisk.net/vilanoforza.html

If you have a problem with the bike, Road Bike Outlet wants you to be happy...
09-30-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By borgagain

Thanks for all of the advice. I know it's meant...

Thanks for all of the advice. I know it's meant to be helpful but I'm not looking to profit from this incident. I expect to fully recover from the injuries and since I'm not currently employed, I...
09-29-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By borgagain

The driver's insurance company gave me $300 for...

The driver's insurance company gave me $300 for the bike and $200 for the jersey, shorts, gloves and helmet that were all damaged. I'll be able to get a decent replacement with that from craigslist...
09-29-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By borgagain

24 year-old Raleigh Technium joints passed test

Unfortunately, the rest of the bike was totaled:

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/technium.html

Scroll to the update at bottom.

It'll probably be a couple of weeks before I've recovered enough...
08-25-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,020
Posted By borgagain

What has Cycling done for your Health, Mental, Physical?

This is in response to a recent post highlighting a doctor's unscientific fantasy conclusion (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/760673-Cycling-too-dangerous-for-those-over-fifty) that "If you...
08-23-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,740
Posted By borgagain

Have a look at what I did to this old Raleigh...

Have a look at what I did to this old Raleigh Technium:

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/technium.html

You'll have to find a Megadrive freewheel, buy a new chain and change the rear derailer. If I...
07-27-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 81,563
Posted By borgagain

I don't think replacing the crank is going to...

I don't think replacing the crank is going to reduce the flex which is a quality of the frame.

I recently picked up a red, white and blue Technium Pro from the curb and have been riding it almost...
04-20-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,071
Posted By borgagain

Those frames were made by Maruishi. I have one of...

Those frames were made by Maruishi. I have one of the touring frames (http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/nashbartoure.html). I don't have serial number information. It looks like you have some...
03-23-11, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,707
Posted By borgagain

Well heck, you can do your own searching but...

Well heck, you can do your own searching but here's a couple to get you started:

http://hubpages.com/hub/The-truth-about-sunburn-suncreen-and-skin-cancer
...
03-22-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,707
Posted By borgagain

Sunscreen does a great job of blocking the rays...

Sunscreen does a great job of blocking the rays that cause burning. It however, does absolutely nothing to block the rays that cause cancer.

Since it allows you to stay in the sun longer without...
03-18-11, 05:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,431
Posted By borgagain

I was a late bloomer. There was no money for a...

I was a late bloomer. There was no money for a bike for me, as a kid.

By age 8, my friends were all riding. A friend, who decided it was just wrong that I didn't have a bike, gave me his old...
03-08-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By borgagain

Factory seconds?

Factory seconds?
Forum: Northeast
03-04-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By borgagain

As some here rightly predicted, it didn't get far...

As some here rightly predicted, it didn't get far (http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20110303/NEWS01/110303033/Controversial-bicycle-bill-withdrawn-?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CHome)....
Forum: Northeast
03-02-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By borgagain

If the revenues from this went to...

If the revenues from this went to rails-to-trails, adding bike lanes or even shoulders where there aren't any (no bike lanes and few shoulders where I live), safety education for kids and helmets for...
02-05-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By borgagain

I just picked up an all-steel set for occasional...

I just picked up an all-steel set for occasional use, from craigslist for $45.

These are about as crude as you'll find and look like you could make something similar if you had access to a machine...
11-04-10, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By borgagain

It's been in the 30s here and it's definitely...

It's been in the 30s here and it's definitely snot season.

I usually pull off a glove, blow my nose into my index, middle finger and thumb and fling it to the ground (kind of a snot grenade), then...
10-14-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,546
Posted By borgagain

My '91 Giant Sedona...

My '91 Giant Sedona (http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/giantsedona.html) will be going into its second Winter presently.

If I had a choice, I would not have designed the cables to run under the bottom...
10-12-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By borgagain

The "plastic" is either glass-filled nylon or...

The "plastic" is either glass-filled nylon or something very similar. It's very tough and fairly dimensionally stable when compressed. It's not a good material for load carrying over a span but as...
10-05-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By borgagain

A picture would go a long way toward fully...

A picture would go a long way toward fully explaining the situation but you may be able to drill the bolt for an Easy-Out. That might be easier than cutting the crank off.
09-24-10, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By borgagain

I think many people have to get hit once to fully...

I think many people have to get hit once to fully understand the danger.

The benefit from that is a heightened awareness that might make you worry more but also makes you safer. You're more likely...
09-20-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,583
Posted By borgagain

It needs to be flexible enough to easily squeeze...

It needs to be flexible enough to easily squeeze the amount I want out through a spout that's not too small and restrictive.

It should weigh much less than the liquid in it.

It should be easy...
09-17-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,938
Posted By borgagain

My best guess is it's an Enhancer. It has the...

My best guess is it's an Enhancer. It has the Dia-Compe brakes and levers, steel rat-trap pedals, standard Ross steel and padded vinyl saddle and probably steel rims. I don't think its a Gran Tour,...
09-17-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By borgagain

It was in the Albany NY Free listings. Some...

It was in the Albany NY Free listings.

Some of us just go and get free bikes, regardless of the lack of information. At best they can be restored. At worst, you get a few usable parts.

Even the...
09-16-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By borgagain

N+1. This is a test.

How bad do you have it? Would you go and get this bike?

http://albany.craigslist.org/zip/1954061759.html

I passed the test and didn't inquire, or did I fail?

In case the ad gets taken down,...
09-03-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By borgagain

Your breakage problem sounds like something I...

Your breakage problem sounds like something I went through recently:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?674427-Spoke-Breakage.-Defect-or-Explainable

Replacing the spokes, because I could...
08-24-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,041
Posted By borgagain

Thanks for all of the quick replies. My own...

Thanks for all of the quick replies.

My own instinct is that it was a manufacturing defect that probably just needed a little push to emerge. Maybe one head was already cracked, lasted for a while...
08-24-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,041
Posted By borgagain

Spoke Breakage. Defect or Explainable?

This is mostly a curiosity question but I still have a front wheel that has these spokes.

Last month I had the displeasure of having several spokes break on a century ride.

The full story is...
08-12-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By borgagain

My only experience with Hutchinson tires is also...

My only experience with Hutchinson tires is also negative. I had a pair that had dissimilarly colored rubber running around the tires next to the center black portion. After less than 100 miles, the...
Forum: Northeast
07-21-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By borgagain

So how'd it go? I took the century route but...

So how'd it go?

I took the century route but had to quit at the last rest stop due to spoke breakage. Story here:

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/rivervalley.html

It was a hilly ride but I...
07-07-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By borgagain

So the Mountech breakage is really wear, leading...

So the Mountech breakage is really wear, leading to failure, due to contamination of the lubricant, because of a bad seal? Sounds like the company could have easily fixed this in subsequent runs but...
07-06-10, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By borgagain

Need Advice: Old Cartridge Bearings plus Suntour Mountech

I just got a Nashbar Toure MT, 15 speed bike that I'm guessing dates from the mid-'80s.

The bearings, except for the headset are all cartridge. There's no play in any of them and I don't feel or...
07-01-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,709
Posted By borgagain

On my daily 20 to 30 mile rides, I've been...

On my daily 20 to 30 mile rides, I've been rewarded with frequent sightings of wildlife. This has included beavers, woodchucks, rabbits, foxes, coyotes, buzzards feeding on road kill and various...
06-01-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By borgagain

I went through this recently with an '85...

I went through this recently with an '85 Cannondale SR300 (http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/sr300.html).

Initially I was using the original 6 sp. double derailer with a used Campy 9 sp. triple and 7...
05-12-10, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,453
Posted By borgagain

Yes, some Bell products are very good. A bell...

Yes, some Bell products are very good. A bell helmet was the highest rated by Consumer Reports a few years ago (and may still be).

No, glueless patches are not good. Carry a spare tube and patch...
04-08-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,205
Posted By borgagain

I've got Ankylosing Spondylitis and had a...

I've got Ankylosing Spondylitis and had a laminectomy and fusion including a titanium plate in my neck. I can and do still ride in the drops but not for extended periods. My bars are just slightly...
03-28-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By borgagain

So you don't feel that ESPN has an obligation to...

So you don't feel that ESPN has an obligation to sanction personel who might cast a bad light on them, through their public words or actions?

What other course of action would you suggest?

I...
03-27-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By borgagain

Sheldon Brown said something to the effect that...

Sheldon Brown said something to the effect that he had never met a bicycle person who wasn't crazy in some way.

Personally I'm inclined to ignore the troll's attacks, but he is doing a good job of...
03-25-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By borgagain

If you check the blogs on this subject you'll see...

If you check the blogs on this subject you'll see several posted replies that take Kornheiser seriously and agree with him. These are folks that probably wouldn't have voiced an opinion or solidified...
03-23-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By borgagain

I'll keep updating the advertiser list in my...

I'll keep updating the advertiser list in my previous post, time permitting (but it really doesn't). Here's a typical message I've been sending. If you like it, you're welcome to copy and paste it or...
03-23-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,294
Posted By borgagain

Some of us are actively trying to get Kornheiser...

Some of us are actively trying to get Kornheiser fired. See this thread:
...
03-22-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By borgagain

If you have the time to put one together, I'm...

If you have the time to put one together, I'm more than happy to include it on the page :D

I can spend some very limited time collecting some of the contact information for the advertisers. Your...
03-21-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By borgagain

I've put up this page. Feel free to link to it. ...

I've put up this page. Feel free to link to it.

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/boycottespn.html

I'm also continuing to send messages to Kornheiser's management asking if there's any progress in...
03-19-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,884
Posted By borgagain

I heard back from ESPN. Since it was a private...

I heard back from ESPN. Since it was a private message, I'll do them the courtesy of not printing it here. I will however paraphrase.

The reply was predictable. They first said they have no...
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