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07-28-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By duffetta

Another hint. My local bike shop suggested that...

Another hint. My local bike shop suggested that my storage of the bike hanging from the front wheel may be cause the brakes to leak. They are having a look.
07-27-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By duffetta

Yes, Jagwire, sorry. I did the work myself. ...

Yes, Jagwire, sorry.

I did the work myself. The new pads went straight from the package to the brake housing (after inserting the spring), so they are BRAND new, just as is the rotor (straight...
07-27-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By duffetta

Squeaky and ineffective hydraulic disc brakes

Long story short, I just replaced the rotor and the pads on my Shimano BR-M447 hydraulic front brake. It worked great (quiet and full stopping power) for two rides (I commute daily 6 miles each...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By duffetta

You have to cross Mass Ave in Arlington Center. ...

You have to cross Mass Ave in Arlington Center. No easy way to do it. This PDF files has a good map on it showing you how to do it: Minuteman Bikeway Brochure...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By duffetta

Boston: Bike computer found Sat morning

I found a pretty nice bike computer on my run this morning along Storrow Drive at Western Ave. If you lost one PM me or reply to this post telling me what kind it was and I will get it back to you....
Forum: Commuting
04-01-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,441
Posted By duffetta

All interesting and useful info (from everyone). ...

All interesting and useful info (from everyone). Thank you. So, I've acquired 105 5600 2x crankset, FD, and RD, and have Ultegra 6600 chain and cassette. Definitely going with BB7 discs. Only...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,441
Posted By duffetta

Avid BB7 Road disc brakes and STI levers - Experience?

Putting a new build together with disc brakes and road components. Anyone out there have experience with BB7 Road disc brakes and Shimano STI levers? These brakes are supposed to have been designed...
03-27-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By duffetta

Hub / Cassette compatibility

Hi,

About to embark on a new build for a commuter on a Kona Sutra frame. Rear spacing is 135mm, and I've found a set of wheels built on 36h XT hubs and Mavic A719 rims. After talking to a bunch...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,322
Posted By duffetta

Would any of the bars on this page at Kona fit...

Would any of the bars on this page at Kona fit the bill? http://www.konaworld.com/page.cfm?content=components
Forum: For Sale
11-26-10, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By duffetta

It's true. REI will take anything back (even...

It's true. REI will take anything back (even items you've had for years in almost any condition) for pretty much any reason. You'll either need a membership (they keep track of everything you buy...
Forum: Touring
11-04-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,514
Posted By duffetta

Hmm. Budget. Probably $1500, maybe a bit more. ...

Hmm. Budget. Probably $1500, maybe a bit more. I could certainly afford a new disc-ready fork, new front wheel, and the brake mechanism. Co-Motion and tout-terain are probably out of the question...
Forum: Touring
11-02-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,514
Posted By duffetta

AdamDZ, I saw your ForSale post. I was tempted. ...

AdamDZ, I saw your ForSale post. I was tempted. Still am. It is a beautiful build. It is what has me thinking about moving over to steel and disc.
Forum: Touring
11-02-10, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,514
Posted By duffetta

What are my options for steel frame and disc brakes?

Hi,

I've thinking about replacing my current ride with something with the following requirements:

1) Steel frame and fork
2) Disc brakes (on the chainstay in the rear would be nice but not...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,870
Posted By duffetta

BicycleCoffeeSystems

Have a look at http://www.bicyclecoffeesystems.com/ . It is a pretty complete review of how one might carry coffee on your bike. I had a look at this before I went for my Thermos-Nissan JMW-500SBK...
09-21-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By duffetta

Switch from Compact to standard crankset

I currently have a Truvativ Elita Cross GXP crankset with 38/46 teeth on my Fuji Cross Pro that I use for commuting (bike will never see a cyclocross course). I'm looking at swapping to an Ultegra...
09-10-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By duffetta

FWIW, it is also on ebay for a starting bid of...

FWIW, it is also on ebay for a starting bid of $750.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Surly-Long-Haul-Trucker-54cm-Green-26inch-wheels-2009-/320588397476?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item4aa48ebba4
Forum: Commuting
04-27-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By duffetta

I ride Vittoria Randonneur Pro Touring 700x32. ...

I ride Vittoria Randonneur Pro Touring 700x32. They have a reflective sidewall. I've got 2100 miles on mine and still going. A bit expensive, but really nice for commuting on city streets and...
Forum: Touring
04-27-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,892
Posted By duffetta

VUELTA XRP TOURIST 700c - What's the deal?

Hi,

Anyone have experience with VUELTA XRP TOURIST wheels? They are available on ebay from bikeisland.com for $189.99 + $20 shipping. Information on these is VERY scarce online. I can't...
Forum: Northeast
03-25-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,457
Posted By duffetta

In Waltham on Winter St. just west of 128 is a...

In Waltham on Winter St. just west of 128 is a set of office parks. There is a good place that I used to do hill repeats running when I was training for marathons. The uphill portion is about 1/2...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-10, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By duffetta

I was going to say, that is quite a nice (and...

I was going to say, that is quite a nice (and fast) way to get to work every morning! Not many places to stash a pair of glasses on that ride. Maybe in your bento box?
Forum: Commuting
01-21-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,313
Posted By duffetta

http://bicyclecoffeesystems.com/ I have a...

http://bicyclecoffeesystems.com/

I have a Topeak Modula adjustable bottle cage that I use with a Nissan thermos bottle. Works great. Both of these are described on the site above. Maybe not a...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,804
Posted By duffetta

Just saw these today. ...

Just saw these today. http://www.ibexwear.com/shop/products/2/64/mens-boxers-and-briefs Might be helpful.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,627
Posted By duffetta

+1 - I was just on the site the other night...

+1 - I was just on the site the other night checking out the LHT. The blue is very nice.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By duffetta

So, I decided to go with a rebuild on my hub with...

So, I decided to go with a rebuild on my hub with a new rim and spokes. This is a shop that I trust, but not the shop where I bought the bike. They're going to use DT double-butted spokes and brass...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By duffetta

2nd broken spoke in 6 months

I broke a spoke on my ride in this morning. It happened (I think) when I hit a patch of black ice and the bike came out from under me. All is well, except for the broken spoke. Guess I should...
11-05-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,381
Posted By duffetta

Replace chain and cassette together?

I brought my bike in for service today. BB/chainrings/pedals are making some noise, and everything else could use adjustments by someone with more tools and more skill than me. Checking it in, the...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By duffetta

I have smartwool socks, but I hadn't thought to...

I have smartwool socks, but I hadn't thought to wear them during the summer. The Injinji socks weird me out with each toe being separated like that.

Maybe the smartwool socks in combination with...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By duffetta

Wet Socks

Ok, I'm going to sound like a whiner, but I'm not actually whining.

Many of you know that June has been a complete weather disaster here in Boston and some of the rest of the east coast. Rain,...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,966
Posted By duffetta

I put my laptop in a neoprene padded sleeve, and...

I put my laptop in a neoprene padded sleeve, and put that into my Ortlieb Backroller pannier. Water-proof, and well-padded. My clothes are packed around the laptop in the pannier, so it is pretty...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,161
Posted By duffetta

Maybe its just a bit of bike envy on my part. I...

Maybe its just a bit of bike envy on my part. I ride a nice bike that has a fairly high price tag, but its no sports car. If I had one of those sports cars, I'd probably ride it too. I've been...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,161
Posted By duffetta

Commuting on a Cervelo?!

During my commute this morning I caught a guy commuting on a Cervelo road bike. Riding that bike to work is kinda like driving a Ferrari to the grocery store. If you got it, flaunt it, I guess.
05-14-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By duffetta

Thanks. I'll pull the bars and look for the...

Thanks. I'll pull the bars and look for the stamped size.

Mark
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,496
Posted By duffetta

Jim, you are a brave man riding in Boston in...

Jim, you are a brave man riding in Boston in January, given all of the snow we had. I don't ride all winter (skipped January and a bit of February). That said, in the 48*F this morning I was in...
05-13-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By duffetta

Stem Measurements

Hi,

I am looking to get a shorter stem with a different angle to (hopefully) relieve some neck pain that I am experiencing. I have a Ritchey Pro +/- 6 stem. I'm not sure of the length,...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By duffetta

I lived in Cambridgeport for a while. Now I...

I lived in Cambridgeport for a while. Now I commute to Kendall Sq. everyday by bike from Brookline. Cambridge is very bike friendly. Brookline not so much. For repairs, check out Broadway Bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,836
Posted By duffetta

Vittoria Randonneur 32c with the reflective...

Vittoria Randonneur 32c with the reflective sidewalls for the last 700 miles. No flats.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,585
Posted By duffetta

I have a pair. I've only ridden with them a few...

I have a pair. I've only ridden with them a few times. What I can say is that they are harder to get out of the pedals, mainly because they are looser on my heal that my Shimano MT41s. They are...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By duffetta

I just had a peek at some of the photos that...

I just had a peek at some of the photos that Mechanicalron has up. Nice ride, and nice bags.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By duffetta

Bicycle Envy

This morning, when I pulled into the bike cage at the office, there was a REALLY NICE Surly LHT sitting there. I haven't seen this bike in the cage before, and I've never seen one up close and...
Forum: Northeast
04-24-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By duffetta

Try International Bicycles in Newton or Landry's...

Try International Bicycles in Newton or Landry's on Comm Ave.
Forum: Northeast
04-23-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By duffetta

Boston: Bay State Bike Week May 11 - 17

From an email I received from Nicole Freedman, Boston's Bike Czar:

Dear Friends,

May is National Bike Month and here in Massachusetts we're doing our part to celebrate with Bay State Bike Week,...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By duffetta

pedestrian commuters

Agreed. Lots of people walking to work from there. The Longwood T Stop and proximity to the Medical area is a big part of the reason. I also ride on the Esplanade along the Charles. Not many...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By duffetta

Beware of the dog leash

On my morning ride into the office, I was on a MUP along the Muddy River in Brookline/Boston. I wasn't going hard, but it was a good clip. I see two women with dogs up ahead. The women and one of...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By duffetta

I'm the proud owner of a super blinky. Thing is,...

I'm the proud owner of a super blinky. Thing is, I found it on my way into work one day, in the road and still blinking. I picked it up and put it on the loop on my seat pack. It is a great light....
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By duffetta

Don't take the Advil. It will mask the problem. ...

Don't take the Advil. It will mask the problem. Better to change your habits, like the web page that a previous poster told us about.

I'm guessing that you spend alot of time in front of a...
10-28-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,180
Posted By duffetta

Bulletproof weather resistance? For that price,...

Bulletproof weather resistance? For that price, they should just be bulletproof!
Forum: Commuting
10-28-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,024
Posted By duffetta

I was out in the front end of that as it was...

I was out in the front end of that as it was coming through Boston. I managed to get to work before any of the rain or wind started. Unfortunately, my son's school called mid-morning and said that...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,921
Posted By duffetta

I have a pair of BackRoller Pluses that I use...

I have a pair of BackRoller Pluses that I use daily. I carry my laptop in a neoprene slip case inside of the panniers daily. They have never leaked. They are very adjustable, so you can move them...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By duffetta

I carry my work-provided Windoze XP laptop in a...

I carry my work-provided Windoze XP laptop in a BuiltNY neoprene sleeve that I slip into an Ortlieb BackRollerPlus. I usually pack it against the inside of the pannier, and put my work clothes on...
Forum: Introductions
10-23-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By duffetta

I've seen quite a few posters from Boston, and...

I've seen quite a few posters from Boston, and more that have biked in Boston at some point in the past.

Welcome bean.

Mark
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