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Forum: Touring
10-15-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,024
Posted By Mr. Jim

Well I have ridden or owned most of these bikes...

Well I have ridden or owned most of these bikes except the Bombtrack, so I will leave that one out. Full disclosure I work for a Specialized/Salsa/Surly dealer which is why I know hese models...
04-29-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Mr. Jim

Need help with taping

Hey guys, need some help/advice on taping my new ride. I want to use 2 colors of tape. I need some clear directions for this. The videos I have seen are lacking. I want to weave 2 colors. Thanks
Forum: Touring
12-15-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,476
Posted By Mr. Jim

I plan on jumping in on this. Currently looking...

I plan on jumping in on this. Currently looking for an old mtb frame for the build up
12-10-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 589
Posted By Mr. Jim

Anyone got a size small Salsa Pony Rustler?

IF so could anyone please measure stand over height on this? I've got a customer interested and this is the one fit metric I can't seem to find,

Thanks
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,294
Posted By Mr. Jim

I haven't had any issues with hills. To be...

I haven't had any issues with hills. To be honest it is fairly flat around here but I have used it touring on hills with no issues, juist remember to favor the rear brake.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,294
Posted By Mr. Jim

I have been using my Travoy with my BF NWT for 2...

I have been using my Travoy with my BF NWT for 2 years now, no issues.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By Mr. Jim

Another vote for the primos

Another vote for the primos
07-02-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Mr. Jim

Yeah you bumped me by a point :thumb:

Yeah you bumped me by a point :thumb:
06-29-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Mr. Jim

Well I'm happy, third here, third on...

Well I'm happy, third here, third on Slowtwitch.com and first on my shops board.

Ride on Dynamite Kurt 157
plaidstockings the duder 151
Dabikenerds Jimdabikenerd 118
Riis`s...
06-28-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Mr. Jim

Just a note, everyone who signed up early may...

Just a note, everyone who signed up early may want to check their teams. I lost a couple of riders and had to replace them.
06-27-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,744
Posted By Mr. Jim

I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Touring
05-08-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By Mr. Jim

Which tour is it? I'm from Michigan and can...

Which tour is it? I'm from Michigan and can comment on most of them, that would allow me to give a better answer.
04-24-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17,408
Views: 2,664,360
Posted By Mr. Jim

LOL caught this one today, front fork seems fine...

LOL caught this one today, front fork seems fine to me.

http://saginaw.craigslist.org/bik/3747854206.html

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Used Schwinn Cimarron in great condition
All Parts are original
All gears...
04-17-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By Mr. Jim

It's just a cap, usually I don't need to pry on...

It's just a cap, usually I don't need to pry on it with tools, just pull it up there is a rubber seal holding it in place. I wouldn't pry unless it is too tight and you are sure it is metal. Many of...
04-15-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Mr. Jim

Ex Navy man here, and we have a couple of these...

Ex Navy man here, and we have a couple of these hoists in the shop.

On lines in general, lines do abrade and it its the outer coating that does so. As mentioned, this fuzz may help reduce further...
04-13-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Mr. Jim

Geometry doesn't appear to be an issue, is the...

Geometry doesn't appear to be an issue, is the rear cassette possibly not original (like maybe a sram cassette having issues with a shimano setup?)
04-13-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Mr. Jim

What size frame and what year? I want to look...

What size frame and what year? I want to look at the geometry charts, short chain stays can contribute to ghost shift issues. I had a tri bike with that issue.
04-13-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,484
Posted By Mr. Jim

I work for a shop, when I run into a situation I...

I work for a shop, when I run into a situation I don't have an answer to I, like many others, google it. It never surprises me that one of the top three answers is almost always BF. Happened today,...
04-04-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Mr. Jim

It's fine, the bend is designed in

It's fine, the bend is designed in
04-03-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Mr. Jim

I see this but I tend to play it safe, I am not...

I see this but I tend to play it safe, I am not concerned with what I might make but instead how i might might make said $. I don't want tobe rich, what a bore, I just want folks to ride. . .
04-03-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Mr. Jim

I work for a Specialized shop, before this I was...

I work for a Specialized shop, before this I was a steady customer of a shop affiliated with said brand. You did not mention the brand of tube so I have to infer. Realize I may be wrong and am...
04-03-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Mr. Jim

I'm you, but went a different path. I had the...

I'm you, but went a different path. I had the skills, but worked elsewhere (restaurants) for years. When the last place I worked folded, the local shop offered me a job at far less than I made...
Forum: Touring
03-31-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mr. Jim

Looks nice, I honestly didn't think the fenders...

Looks nice, I honestly didn't think the fenders would look that good on a 650b wheel.
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By Mr. Jim

looking for one handed operation

Just had a dude into the shop with a disability. He does have fingers on his right hand, but they are too short to engage normal components. I grew up with a kid with a similar disability, so not a...
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mr. Jim

This is why I posted this up, I knew I'd get good...

This is why I posted this up, I knew I'd get good feedback. Dyads would work, I'm thinking maybe wood fenders, brown leather saddle and brown tape.

edit-hmm it seems I cannot use Deep V's or...
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mr. Jim

Yeah, wood fenders may be the way to go, I love...

Yeah, wood fenders may be the way to go, I love http://creativeopenings.com/CO_Fenders/gallery.htm these.

And yes if anyone can correct white brake hoods I would love some.
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 06:58 AM
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mr. Jim

I will be building the wheels myself, but that...

I will be building the wheels myself, but that build resembled what I planned.

Cross levers will be fine since I plan to run a rando type front bag on a platform rather than up on the bars.
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03-26-13, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mr. Jim

Gentleman who owns it paid what I thought was a...

Gentleman who owns it paid what I thought was a fair price given it's condition. I'd have paid the same for it just as a wall hanger and parade rider. ($175 was the price)
Forum: Touring
03-25-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mr. Jim

Thinking of building up a bit of touring bling, comments on the build.

I'm in the mood for a new ride, as many bikes as I have had, I've never built something up from scratch. My LHT has over 20,000 miles on it and quite frankly I don't like my NWT for touring, it's a...
Forum: Touring
03-25-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Mr. Jim

You said the hub was broken? Why not just buy a...

You said the hub was broken? Why not just buy a new hub and have your local shop build you a new wheel on the old rim? That would be cheapest. If the rest of your bike is in decent condition, it...
03-25-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,890
Posted By Mr. Jim

Actually I rarely come in here, but yes you folk...

Actually I rarely come in here, but yes you folk are always very helpful and polite, as are Touring and for the most part Folding, which is where I can usually be found. Some of the others I avoid.
03-25-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mr. Jim

Gorgeous 1975 Schwinn Breeze

Not mine, but I did try :D. Gentleman came into the shop today with a few questions on this bike he had purchased. I'm the resident bike nerd so the manager pointed him in my direction. I answered...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By Mr. Jim

+1 on the Travoy suggestion, I've had mine a year...

+1 on the Travoy suggestion, I've had mine a year pulled almost daily behind my BF and have owned several other trailers. For ease of use and overall usefulness nothing else is even close.
01-17-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mr. Jim

I've had both, for hauling stuff I vote keep the...

I've had both, for hauling stuff I vote keep the converted MTB. Your hauling bike feeling like a truck is ok, you are using it for one. The smaller wheels are stronger, less likely to have issues...
12-21-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 151,121
Posted By Mr. Jim

Had a couple of trips for the restaurant this...

Had a couple of trips for the restaurant this week.

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First is a long runner from the carpet store. The second is empties going back to the store.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,829
Posted By Mr. Jim

A sad day in the folding bike community. So long...

A sad day in the folding bike community. So long to a true pioneer.
12-05-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By Mr. Jim

Looks to me like he is just using the included...

Looks to me like he is just using the included travoy cargo strap and slipped a normal blinky on it. The light looks like a planetbike flasher.
11-24-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By Mr. Jim

Very nice and doesn't look that hard to home...

Very nice and doesn't look that hard to home build, I think I just found my winter project. Gonna go with larger wheels to handle the rough stuff that is our streets around here.
10-22-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By Mr. Jim

I've got one, had it about 6 months now. I've...

I've got one, had it about 6 months now. I've also owned the now gone Big Tow single wheel trailer. The Travoy is fabulous! The single wheel trailer was nice for touring or the occasional odd sized...
09-16-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,328
Posted By Mr. Jim

I've never been able to locate them, wouldn't...

I've never been able to locate them, wouldn't mind an extra one myself.
06-06-12, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By Mr. Jim

Frankentrike

Not my build, this is the work of my brother in law, I had a bit of input in some of the tech bits like chain line and such. This is his first build and I have to say it turned out quite nice.
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04-09-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,257
Posted By Mr. Jim

I was actually surprised how robust they seemed...

I was actually surprised how robust they seemed to be, my only concern now is how well the bearings hold up. I might een use it for touring this summer.
04-04-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,257
Posted By Mr. Jim

Do you own one? I've had mine for a month now...

Do you own one? I've had mine for a month now and for day to day hauling it is the very best trailer I have owned. I have had the yakima BOB knock off and a flat bed. For ease of use the Travoy is...
03-06-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Mr. Jim

Being car free is a manner of thinking ahead,...

Being car free is a manner of thinking ahead, once you start doing it, it becomes easier I do things that most people don't without thinking about it, but I do miss out on somethings, for instance I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,203
Posted By Mr. Jim

Nope I was also going to post a "they are all...

Nope I was also going to post a "they are all gone comment" but checked the website first and the pull down says "more coming in march" that is all the info i have.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,203
Posted By Mr. Jim

More coming in march

More coming in march
Forum: Touring
02-24-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,989
Posted By Mr. Jim

I have this one, never had a problem, very...

I have this one, never had a problem, very stable.

http://www.dotbike.com/p/1525?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=FGL
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,837
Posted By Mr. Jim

I was informed during my order that I would not...

I was informed during my order that I would not get the third set of braze ons since I specced the removable seat post.
Forum: Triathlon
02-20-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,274
Posted By Mr. Jim

hmm looks a little light to me. When I was...

hmm looks a little light to me. When I was racing I trained 6 days a week with Mondays off even for sprint distances. I would take an extra day off if I felt I needed it. If you feel you need the...
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