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07-10-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By cyclistbrian

I have had this problem over the years with...

I have had this problem over the years with various bikes. Manufacturers do lots of shaping and styling. You end up with a round cross section seat post and an oval-shaped seat tube without...
Forum: Northeast
02-16-15, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,904
Posted By cyclistbrian

I'm a bit north and do my cycling in Albany and...

I'm a bit north and do my cycling in Albany and Columbia counties. I agree that we have it good cycling wise in the Hudson Valley. I used to be active in the Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club. We used to do...
02-15-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,527
Posted By cyclistbrian

Many many years ago I ran into that problem with...

Many many years ago I ran into that problem with Continentals and whatever rims I was running on my GT Strike road bike. This would have been the mid ninties. Long story short wheel and tire sizes...
07-25-12, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,748
Posted By cyclistbrian

If the regular bicycle portion is sound or...

If the regular bicycle portion is sound or easily/cheaply revived don't be put off by holes in the cargo box. There isn't anything presented there that isn't a cheap and fairly easy welding job. It...
Forum: Recumbent
05-30-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,694
Posted By cyclistbrian

I had one of these for a couple of years which I...

I had one of these for a couple of years which I got new when they were being blown out. It was a fun bike. One I wish I'd kept even if just for how rare it is. The only problem I had with it was...
03-19-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,410
Posted By cyclistbrian

It could be the rim strips. I once had a brand...

It could be the rim strips. I once had a brand new GT mountain bike that was plagued with flat tires. It turned out to be that the plastic rim strips were poking the tubes. I also had a road bike...
03-08-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,463
Posted By cyclistbrian

OP - If you are experienced with bike assembly...

OP - If you are experienced with bike assembly and things like the basic tune up the bike will need after a few miles of use, buying online makes sense if you like the bike. If you're not you're...
02-24-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By cyclistbrian

Over the years I've evolved my philosophy on...

Over the years I've evolved my philosophy on upgrading to simply replacing things as they wear out with a part that offers an improvement either in durability or performance. But the part I'm...
02-24-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,344
Posted By cyclistbrian

I'm not sure I follow what's being said here....

I'm not sure I follow what's being said here. There are tons of Hybrid bikes on the market and quite a few that are fairly high end. Like seemingly every other category of bike they've been sliced...
10-28-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By cyclistbrian

I like to mix it up so come spring I'm not burnt...

I like to mix it up so come spring I'm not burnt out on cycling. In late fall and winter I run, show shoe, and cross country ski. I ride a bit road conditions permitting and while I don't mind the...
10-28-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By cyclistbrian

I have some excellent Swix branded gloves...

I have some excellent Swix branded gloves intended for cross country sking but which are great for cycling and work down to about freezing. For real cold I have some Black Diamond brand ski mitts...
Forum: Recumbent
10-28-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,734
Posted By cyclistbrian

Beyond keeping you from getting tangled in your...

Beyond keeping you from getting tangled in your chain, cycling clothing keeps you comfortable riding. It doesn't chafe, it wicks moisture away, it doesn't ride up or bunch up, and overall makes...
10-26-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By cyclistbrian

I had stickers made up for my band out of this or...

I had stickers made up for my band out of this or an essentially similar material. I didn't print them but two large guitar case stickers were not very expensive to have made. I didn't print them...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By cyclistbrian

A long long while ago I read an article in...

A long long while ago I read an article in Cycling Plus about a person who toured from Lands End to John o'Groats by Brompton. They apparently are good touring bikes. I enjoyed your blog post.
08-25-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By cyclistbrian

Not that speed is the number one requirement for...

Not that speed is the number one requirement for utility applications but how do the Hookworms roll? I've head they're sometimes hard to mount and a bit sluggish but last nearly forever. I'd be...
08-24-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By cyclistbrian

Atlas X-Type

Curious if anyone has experience with this bike. Looks a little on the small side for me but I love the integrated rear rack. Could possibly be a great urban assault vehicle especially with the...
08-24-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By cyclistbrian

I've had good luck with Continental Town and...

I've had good luck with Continental Town and Countries with Schwalbe tubes (the heavy duty kind with the threaded schrader valve) on my dirt road/utility/winter bike.
Forum: Recumbent
03-17-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,307
Posted By cyclistbrian

Sounds like you need to adjust the tension on the...

Sounds like you need to adjust the tension on the rear derailleur cable. It'll most likely need to be tightened. If you've had a new cable installed it's probably stretched a bit.
08-18-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,197
Posted By cyclistbrian

I had a 1972 Flandria which I restored that I...

I had a 1972 Flandria which I restored that I called the flexible flyer. Now this was not a gas pipe cottered crank Flandria by any means but a very nice one with Campy dropouts, sewups, alloy three...
08-17-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,471
Posted By cyclistbrian

I once did some volunteer work at a bike camp for...

I once did some volunteer work at a bike camp for children with Down Syndrome and Autism. I am absolutely *not* an expert in autism. Here is the group that ran the camp....
08-17-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,902
Posted By cyclistbrian

I too have run presta tubes in schrader rims...

I too have run presta tubes in schrader rims without adaptors with no problems at all many times over the years. I've used rubber gromets as well but find that they made a very tight fit for the...
08-16-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24,681
Views: 3,001,306
Posted By cyclistbrian

The clubman several posts above is just awesome....

The clubman several posts above is just awesome. What a find and what a story to go with it! I once had a "Camel" , a lower priced Raleigh brand, that was a cheap immitation of this bike. It got lost...
08-16-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24,681
Views: 3,001,306
Posted By cyclistbrian

The Robin Hood could be brought back but it has...

The Robin Hood could be brought back but it has parts I need for other bikes. The saddle is a double wire with the appropriate clamp and that'll find it's way to my Phillips which probably had a...
08-16-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24,681
Views: 3,001,306
Posted By cyclistbrian

New arrivals: 60 Rudge and 66 Robin Hood

Picked up the Rudge for $25.00. It's going to be a resto/update project. Picked up the Robin Hood out of the trash free for parts. Been a long time since I've seen a 3 speed on trash day.

The...
08-13-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,074
Posted By cyclistbrian

We used to put forks from a 10 speed on and use a...

We used to put forks from a 10 speed on and use a little wheel, maybe a 16" if we had one or just use the 20"
08-13-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 115,088
Posted By cyclistbrian

>>cyclistbrian, moving your seat forward and...

>>cyclistbrian, moving your seat forward and backward isn't the best way to adjust your reach, because it affects your hip-to-crank relationship. Better to change your stem.

Riding this morning I...
08-13-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 115,088
Posted By cyclistbrian

Hockey stick chain guard would be nice. It's more...

Hockey stick chain guard would be nice. It's more a Sports type then a roadster. At least the chain ring guard has a cood pattern in it though it doesn't show up in my pics.
08-13-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 115,088
Posted By cyclistbrian

Measured it last night. 54 cm center to center...

Measured it last night. 54 cm center to center seat tube, 58 center to center top tube. I'm 5'10" and I feel pretty comfortable on it. I had to slide the seat all the way forward otherwise it felt...
08-12-10, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24,681
Views: 3,001,306
Posted By cyclistbrian

+ 1 on the Dunelt, just beautiful. Hope you got...

+ 1 on the Dunelt, just beautiful. Hope you got her a good lock for it!
08-12-10, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24,681
Views: 3,001,306
Posted By cyclistbrian

Nice bike. What sort of upgrades are you thinking...

Nice bike. What sort of upgrades are you thinking about? When I work over my Rudge I'm going to go with alloy rims and a mountain bike diameter tire (though narrow like a road tire) and generally...
08-12-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24,681
Views: 3,001,306
Posted By cyclistbrian

64 (I think) Phillips

Here is my Phillips (says 64 on Hub but maybe not origonal to bike..) . Kind of ratty and right now needs a headset overhaul. Surprisingly good to ride over distances as far as 20-30 miles and not so...
08-12-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 115,088
Posted By cyclistbrian

Saddle is OK but not entirely suitable for this...

Saddle is OK but not entirely suitable for this bike. You really want something wider for the upright riding position. On a road bike it would be pretty good and it'll probably end up on one of mine...
08-12-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 115,088
Posted By cyclistbrian

Not at all. $425 street price for the bike not...

Not at all. $425 street price for the bike not including accessories which I purchased separately.
08-12-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 115,088
Posted By cyclistbrian

Origin 8 Cycle 3, the spirit of the English 3 speed.

Here is my Origin 8 Cycle 3. It's in the spirit of the English three speeds (lugged frame and fork, north road bars etc..) but updated with alloy components and runs with a Sram T3 instead of...
08-12-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By cyclistbrian

>One 1979 Rudge, one rainstorm, and one rider...

>One 1979 Rudge, one rainstorm, and one rider pedaling it at a steady 20MPH.

My hat is off you you. My three speeds , even my new one which is relatively light and somewhat less sit up and beg,...
Forum: Recumbent
08-11-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By cyclistbrian

Haven't owned a 'bent in three years. Still look...

Haven't owned a 'bent in three years. Still look at them and am considering a Tour Easy. As I mentioned in an earlier post I've had a trek, a Cycle Genius LSW similar to a Tour Easy and finally a...
08-10-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,093
Posted By cyclistbrian

Neat find and as others have said, probably wall...

Neat find and as others have said, probably wall art but I'd clean up that chain guard and try to use it on something. Too cool to not use.
08-10-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By cyclistbrian

That's a truly beautiful ride. I've never come...

That's a truly beautiful ride. I've never come across one for sale locally or I'd have one. Had a Shanghai Forver brand clone that was nowhere near the quality of the real item. Ended up giving it to...
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By cyclistbrian

I think the larger point is that road racing is...

I think the larger point is that road racing is supossed to be about the rider, not the bike. And while in the real world it's often about who can afford the best chemistry the bikes are largely the...
08-10-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,130
Posted By cyclistbrian

The brands are so similar in quality it could...

The brands are so similar in quality it could easily come down to what color you like. Buy the one that makes you want to ride.
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By cyclistbrian

Disclaimer: I've owned three recumbents, a Trek,...

Disclaimer: I've owned three recumbents, a Trek, A Volae 26 20, and a Cycle Genuis LWB with fairing similar to a Tour Easy. Presently I do not own a recumbent but have about 20,000 bent miles.
Some...
08-05-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,548
Posted By cyclistbrian

The problem with Walmart bikes (department store...

The problem with Walmart bikes (department store bikes generally..) is that not only are they made from cheaper components, these components can sometimes be so cheap as to not function from day one...
08-05-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,132
Posted By cyclistbrian

>>How is the Cykel 3? So far so good. I...

>>How is the Cykel 3?

So far so good. I wanted a new but traditional style 3 speed and a lot of them are available now albiet marketed to urban hipsters and priced accordingly. For $425.00 and...
08-04-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,440
Posted By cyclistbrian

Lots of good advice here but no method mentioned...

Lots of good advice here but no method mentioned will get your chain truly clean. I use this method: http://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html ; -)...Not after every ride mind you...
08-04-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,132
Posted By cyclistbrian

I have a Origin 8 Cykel 3 which is an entirely...

I have a Origin 8 Cykel 3 which is an entirely different bike. Origon 8 are a J&B Importers house brand. I doubt they are in wide circulation on showroom floors hence as the other posters have said,...
07-28-10, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 115,088
Posted By cyclistbrian

I've put planet bike fenders on it and swapped...

I've put planet bike fenders on it and swapped the stock quill pedals for some grippier rat traps since I'm running without toe clips. (Nice to see it come with aluminum quill pedals instead of the...
07-28-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 115,088
Posted By cyclistbrian

I picked up an Origin8 cykel 3...

I picked up an Origin8 cykel 3 (http://www.origin-8.com/product_detail.php?short_code=Cykel+3&cl1=BICYCLES) last Saturday. Pretty close to an old Raleigh. It's even got a lugged frame and lugged...
07-23-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,877
Posted By cyclistbrian

I second the power grips for sandals. You might...

I second the power grips for sandals. You might want to try so called mini clips for the keenes. These are the toe portion of toe clips shortned and without straps. My wife likes them. Not as...
07-23-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,000
Posted By cyclistbrian

There's nothing like a new bike, but then there's...

There's nothing like a new bike, but then there's nothing like classic steel. Unless the 820s frame and fork are trashed you may derive great satisfaction by giving it a complete updating. That said,...
07-23-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,185
Posted By cyclistbrian

The quality of wheels on a lot of bikes,...

The quality of wheels on a lot of bikes, especially under $1000.00 is simply horrid. I find more problems with 700C wheels perhaps because there is less cushioning from the tires along with 700C...
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