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Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,924
Posted By jimx200

OP, I just got a new Schwinn Le Tour Classic...

OP, I just got a new Schwinn Le Tour Classic which has the Reynolds cromoloy steel frame and lugged fork...LOVE the ride. I have done some light touring..2-3 days trips with about 30 lbs of gear on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By jimx200

Somewhere around...

Somewhere around 35-40mph.........................................not
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By jimx200

Thanks for the positives! Just got back from a 2...

Thanks for the positives! Just got back from a 2 hour ride...LOVE this bike for it's very smooth ride. I am still riding the stock seat and it feels pretty good, but my Toupe will replace it as it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By jimx200

My New Schwinn Le Tour Classic w/Pics

Was long overdue for a new road bike and since on a budget, found just what I wanted..Reynolds steel frame! Initial ride confirms my love of steel..smooth and almost a springy feel. I'm mostly a...
06-09-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By jimx200

OP, I have the same bike...love it!

OP, I have the same bike...love it!
06-09-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By jimx200

Brakes good-breaks bad. I ride in the City often...

Brakes good-breaks bad. I ride in the City often and you NEED a brake of some sort if bombing downhill on many of the streets. While there stop and visit the Mojo Bike Cafe at the 600 block of...
06-09-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By jimx200

Ride Report: 2000 miles on my BD WINDSOR Clockwork to date

Purchased new from BD last summer and thought I would give my experience with it as I nust hit the 2000 mile mark.
The only3 items changed are the seat, rear cog (too tall for hills in S.F.), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By jimx200

Have a set of the R500's on my track bike and...

Have a set of the R500's on my track bike and after 700 miles of not so nice roads they remain true with no issues. I'm 210lbs and add another 20 easily with backpack/gear...IMO, one of the better...
04-19-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 319,457
Posted By jimx200

I'm your size and the fit is good with a 61cm....

I'm your size and the fit is good with a 61cm. The most important measurement for correct and comfortable fit is the top tube length. Stand over height is secondary..as long as you can straddle the...
04-15-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,227
Posted By jimx200

Haha..probably a ACORN rider!

Haha..probably a ACORN rider!
04-15-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 9,554
Posted By jimx200

My

observations on many rides in San Francisco:
the majority of messengers I spoke to do not ride fixed, a few SS, but mostly gears due to hills
every bike I saw had a least 1 brake
messenger bags...
04-10-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By jimx200

Here's what I use, strong as hell...and priced at...

Here's what I use, strong as hell...and priced at $1.99 at Trader Joe's. Here's a pic...
04-10-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By jimx200

Good find and a great deal! Most fixie/SS riders,...

Good find and a great deal! Most fixie/SS riders, except weight weenies, could care less about weight savings...it's all about wheel strength in real urban/city riding. I ride often in S.F. and that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,632
Posted By jimx200

Darn cute dogs..somehow I know those dogs OWN...

Darn cute dogs..somehow I know those dogs OWN you!

BTW, I showed your bike pic and trailer to my daughter (24) and she wants one bad.
04-09-10, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,879
Posted By jimx200

Update: had a new 19 tooth freewheel cog...

Update: had a new 19 tooth freewheel cog installed and it's MUCH better on the hills. I'll run with this for awhile and see if doable. Did take out my SS 29er for a two hour pounder on some...
04-09-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,729
Posted By jimx200

Get a nymphomaniac girl friend...and well..that...

Get a nymphomaniac girl friend...and well..that should do it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-10, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,632
Posted By jimx200

Pawson, thats just about the coolest bike setup I...

Pawson, thats just about the coolest bike setup I have seen! Humm, since my much loved and petite Border Collie, Lady, loves to kayak with me and has hiked dozens of our N. California trails, the...
Forum: Touring
04-08-10, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By jimx200

Wow, we were the same age and I do remember the...

Wow, we were the same age and I do remember the wander lust of my late teens and into my 20's. Funny how even now at 59, I'm still searching for adventure over the next hill. A beautiful story of...
Forum: Touring
04-08-10, 10:49 PM
Forum: Touring
04-08-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,009
Posted By jimx200

Well you're certainly the sanctimonious one...

Well you're certainly the sanctimonious one chastising the OP for misspelling a word. Especially in light of your pee poor sentence structure, words that need to be capitalized, and missing comas....
04-08-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,081
Posted By jimx200

Good new: LBS took out the assembly and showed me...

Good new: LBS took out the assembly and showed me the rough bearings in the ACS freewheel cog...they had never seen one like it as it also appeared out of round too. They apologized and said it...
04-08-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,081
Posted By jimx200

Saddle, I have ACS brand on my SS 29er and it's...

Saddle, I have ACS brand on my SS 29er and it's perfectly smooth. Regarding the Shimano and "it will break in and get better over time" line? I've turned enough wrenches in my day to know that a...
04-07-10, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,081
Posted By jimx200

The

chain is at it's normal tension.
Regarding the ACS hub..it's the same brand as what's on my 29er SS and that one is smooth as butter.
Due to the grinding noise, I want them to everything apart so I...
04-07-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,081
Posted By jimx200

LBS Installed New Freewheel Cog...Now Grinding Noise? Ideas?

Had a 18T ACS brand new freewheel cog installed on my almost new (prob less than 50 miles) Windsor SS bike and just took it for a ride..not good. The pedals pulse like there is something out of round...
04-07-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,879
Posted By jimx200

tcs..good one, and old school indeed.

tcs..good one, and old school indeed.
04-07-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,879
Posted By jimx200

Thanks

for good info. A little background: my age puts me on the "bad side" of 50, have been riding since well...maybe age 7, also ride a 29er SS rigid without any problems..but it's geared lower. Have a...
04-06-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,879
Posted By jimx200

SS Killing Me On Hills With 46 X 16

Pretty new to SS and have been riding my SS (BD Clockwork) mostly on the flats. Now riding in S.F. and along our N. California coastline and my knees are sore with 46x16 and in a head wind....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By jimx200

I was hot for the steel Allez when first out. Hit...

I was hot for the steel Allez when first out. Hit the bike shop and found it to be heavy as heck. Not sure why as I have another steel bike (Bianchi Eros), but seriously, this thing was a boat...
01-27-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,433
Posted By jimx200

LOL...damn you, gave me the Colombian dark roast...

LOL...damn you, gave me the Colombian dark roast out the nose on that one.:lol:
01-20-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By jimx200

Grab one of these...there are a few riders in our...

Grab one of these...there are a few riders in our club that have them...excellent quality and can't beat the price.

http://www.irocycle.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=110
01-20-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By jimx200

Love the frame and geometry on GT's with their...

Love the frame and geometry on GT's with their typically longer top tube. Check to see which has the better wheelset and test ride if possible.
01-04-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By jimx200

Dogs? Nothing compared to some of the trails we...

Dogs? Nothing compared to some of the trails we share with horses here in N. Cal. Another reason the learn how to bunny hop.
01-04-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By jimx200

Search the forum..lots of good info on the entry...

Search the forum..lots of good info on the entry level hardtails
01-04-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By jimx200

Better check your deductible...most run from...

Better check your deductible...most run from $500.-$1000. Good luck..nothing worse than a bike thief.
01-02-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,407
Posted By jimx200

What Mike said. I got one of the Clockwork SS...

What Mike said. I got one of the Clockwork SS from BD and LOVE it! The cro-mo frame rides very s m o o t h and it's my go-to bike for road riding now...even got in a 50 miler on it last week (hills...
01-02-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,407
Posted By jimx200

This place feels like most have left...

Feels like a ghost town here....guessing the "new and improved" change to the forum has a lot to do with it. Personally, the change sucks.

Fixie/sspeed scene out here in California continues to...
12-31-09, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By jimx200

HAHA...seriously, been riding for many years...

HAHA...seriously, been riding for many years (somewhat old), member of two mt. bike clubs, and have just never heard of said site. Assuming most visitors to the site are into racing? Regarding lycra:...
12-31-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By jimx200

Ahh, catchy. But a worldwide recognized site?...

Ahh, catchy. But a worldwide recognized site? Don't think so.
12-30-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By jimx200

Lol...sounds like a lesbian site...

Lol...sounds like a lesbian site...
12-30-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By jimx200

Went over on the dark side (dirt) about 4 years...

Went over on the dark side (dirt) about 4 years ago from many years of road and a little dirt. My Bianchi Eros just hangs in the garage and gets little use until my charity rides start again this...
12-29-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By jimx200

Or..could that be called a "fully"?

Or..could that be called a "fully"?
12-28-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,061
Posted By jimx200

You did very well at the price especially with...

You did very well at the price especially with the very decent level of components. I had the exact same bike, gave it to my my nephew as it was too small for me. I picked up a Maverick team with...
12-27-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,061
Posted By jimx200

[/SIZE] You did well on the purchase...love IH...

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You did well on the purchase...love IH bikes. I had the exact same bike, gave it to my nephew and he has beat the holy crap out of it and no problems at all. I have the IH Maverick with SRAM...
12-27-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By jimx200

UBU, have you considered a Mongoose or GT...

UBU, have you considered a Mongoose or GT Marathon Sport? A few of our riders have got some screaming deals on these very well spec'd bikes with Tora and SLX drivetrain. Check this out:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By jimx200

Dave, you have more guts than me cooking downhill...

Dave, you have more guts than me cooking downhill at those speeds. Anything over 30 and I start thinking about the last time I installed new tubes, the condition of my tires, did I recently check all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By jimx200

Umm, 35 MPH?? Are you sure about that? Those are...

Umm, 35 MPH?? Are you sure about that? Those are speeds that we sometimes hit on our steep mountain downhill grades in N. California on serious road bikes from time to time. And this is in Philly?
12-21-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By jimx200

If you are talking about this...

If you are talking about this bike:http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1027074_-1_20000__61000

there is absolutely nothing wrong with it...very decent package for under $1000....
12-05-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By jimx200

NYC? You have my sympathies.. Test rode a...

NYC? You have my sympathies..
Test rode a Mongoose Canaan, a mix of DH/XC bike that was outstanding on the trail...would love to have one for our trails here in N. Cal.
12-05-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,215
Posted By jimx200

CONTRAST desperately needed...as in this lighter...

CONTRAST desperately needed...as in this lighter shade of pale sucks on the eyes. Suggestion: very dark blue color font or better, BLACK and dump the Martha Stewart pastel blue (KMart?) p-l-e-a-s-e!
12-05-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By jimx200

Hi Jonny, I recently got a chance to see one in...

Hi Jonny, I recently got a chance to see one in person and decided not to get one. Decent bike for sure,fit and finish seemed ok although some of the welds look sloppy (not a big deal IMO) but by the...
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