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06-28-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By John W Foster

Cannonodale Synapse 5 Shifting Problems

Last week my wife bought a Cannondale Synapse with Shimano 105 components , and she has found several problems shifting gears. She has taken it back once for adjustment, and will be taking it back...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By John W Foster

Bike Shopping Questions; Frame Material; Stock Versus Custom

Good morning, last evening my wife and I were out bike shopping for a bike for her . This is frustrating as she is 5' 1" ( good things come in small packages) and most bike shops have little or no...
02-23-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13,982
Views: 2,995,676
Posted By John W Foster

Bike Purchase

I just got a Norco (Nishiki frame) Magnum SE for $20.00 , It is 12 speed, all Shimano 600 components, the tires still have a bit of life in them, Brooks saddle , everything seems in pretty good...
02-14-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,248
Posted By John W Foster

Cambio Rino Question

I am going to be looking at a Cambio Rino bike that was listed on a local BBS . The owner says it is at least 30 years old. Searching the postings on this site there seems to be a consensus that the...
02-14-09, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By John W Foster

Can Anyone ID This Miele Bike?

Hello; I contacted the seller of this bike, and he said it was a Miele Condor, I can't find any reference to such a model by Miele. Does anyone recognize the model? Thanks John ...
11-30-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By John W Foster

Maybe I wasn't clear; my cruiser is a single...

Maybe I wasn't clear; my cruiser is a single speed , coaster brake. Shift levers and functional brake levers are not an issue. I would be changing one bare handlebar for another. My question was...
11-30-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By John W Foster

Just Curious What other problems? John

Just Curious What other problems? John
11-30-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By John W Foster

Goofy Question of the Day: drop Handlebars on a Cruiser

Hello all; Just a thought here ; I have been bike shopping this fall with limited success, and I am also becoming more hesitant about spending money. I currently ride a hardware store brand cruiser...
11-08-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By John W Foster

I am looking for a commuting (10-15K round trip,...

I am looking for a commuting (10-15K round trip, pavement), and a day trip recreational bike. I want some carrier ability, but does not have to be a dedicated touring bike. I like the road bike type...
11-08-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By John W Foster

The bike had disc brakes, also there was no...

The bike had disc brakes, also there was no clicking at all, just a very faint hiss like sound.
11-08-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By John W Foster

Formula Cartridge Bearings

A few weeks ago I test drove a new bike that had Formula cartridge bearings. During the test ride I was aware of a very subtle dry rubbing sound in the front end. I kept getting off and lifting the...
11-08-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By John W Foster

Formula cartridge bearings

A few weeks ago I test drove a new bike that had Formula cartridge bearings. During the test ride I was aware of a very subtle dry rubbing sound in the front end. I kept getting off and lifting the...
11-08-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By John W Foster

General Question About Bicycle Component Quality

My wife and I are currently bike shopping, and I have a question about the quality of the components available on new bikes(brakes, gearing, shifting etc.). Most of the bikes we have looked at have...
Forum: Touring
10-28-08, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By John W Foster

Thanks, very useful eplies; and the bit about...

Thanks, very useful eplies; and the bit about converting the cruiser was a joke, John
Forum: Touring
10-27-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By John W Foster

Sooooooooo? Then why don't I look at converting...

Sooooooooo? Then why don't I look at converting my cruiser to a tourer? I can put my whole foot between the tire and seat post. John
Forum: Touring
10-26-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By John W Foster

How Do You Measure Chainstays?

I am currently shopping for a new bike, and a touring bike is a distinct possibility. I was investigating the Devinci Caribou, and was interested to read in the forums, that it does not have a true...
10-13-08, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By John W Foster

Thanks

Thanks for replies and input. Much food for thought. Since my question was first posted I have gotten two leads on bike shops in a city 50K away. Both have a reputation for fitting people with the...
10-11-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By John W Foster

How Frustrating is Bike Shopping?

My wife and I just went shopping for new bikes today and came home somewhat frustrated. Presently she has a 25 year old Raleigh Big Horn mtn bike and I have a 7 year old hardware store brand cruiser;...
Forum: Touring
10-07-08, 04:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By John W Foster

Thanks for Replies

Thanks for the replies; much information. I guess anything is light compared to the cruiser I ride now. Is the Clubman available in Canada? I could only find it on Raleigh's U.S.A. website. Was a bit...
Forum: Touring
10-06-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By John W Foster

Would a Touring Bike be for Me?

My wife and I are shopping for new bikes; and while our needs don't fit the classic touring profile, there are alot of features on the touring bikes we like. I commute about 5K each way to work in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By John W Foster

Looking for Advice on Bike Purchase

Hello all, this is my first official post here. My wife Susan and I (John) are considering upgrading our bikes soon, as well as planning on becoming more avid cyclers. It we are both in our mid 40's...
09-29-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By John W Foster

Looking for Guidance on What New bikes to Buy

Hello all, this is my first official post here. My wife Susan and I (John) are considering upgrading our bikes soon, as well as planning on becoming more avid cyclers. It we are both in our mid 40's...
Forum: Introductions
09-28-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By John W Foster

Hello from Ontario, Canada

Hello all, I am looking forward to enjoying the wisdom of the forum members here. My first question is which board should I visit with general questions as to what type of bikes my wife and I should...
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