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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-05, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,664
Posted By roguehippie

So do you notice huge differences when you ride...

So do you notice huge differences when you ride the CAAD1 and the CAAD5? Just curious if the extra money spent would yield huge differences, or only differences that would be noticed by a computer?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,664
Posted By roguehippie

To buy or not? CAAD3 or CAAD5

Hi,

I've been bike-commuting for a few months now and am really getting back into cycling. I'm thinking about getting a dedicated road bike to train on and hopefully race some day (sooner than...
02-09-05, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By roguehippie

Sanding down old paint

Hi All,

I'm in the process of bringing new life to an old frame/fork. I'd like to strip it down to the bare metal and repaint it. Does anyone have any experience in that area?

I've got a...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,492
Posted By roguehippie

I bought a pair of Smith snowboarding glasses for...

I bought a pair of Smith snowboarding glasses for hiking last year. They were a bit pricey ($100) but have been AWESOME! They came with three types of lenses: amber, yellow, and dark tint. The amber...
01-12-05, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By roguehippie

Stay with the pedals, they're SO worth it....

Stay with the pedals, they're SO worth it. However!!! Practice. On grass as mentioned. I don't ride Look pedals, so maybe you have to unclip by twisting inward, on the SPD pedals I've ridden you...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-05, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,724
Posted By roguehippie

Dynamo Hub/light setup vs. Traditional

Hi All,

Well, the Kona commuter is rockin' hard now, and I've gotten into that rut where I constantly want the next cool thing. So . . .

Since lighting is an honest-to-god issue for me (I...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By roguehippie

Get a ride man, it's too cold out. JUST...

Get a ride man, it's too cold out.

JUST KIDDING!

Ride.
Forum: Commuting
01-08-05, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,395
Posted By roguehippie

I've found a nice "middle ground" to the gear...

I've found a nice "middle ground" to the gear debate: 9 speed rear cassette, one bar-end shifter on the right drop, and one ring, no derailleur up front. Clean and oil the chain once a week and...
01-08-05, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By roguehippie

Just ride the STIs until they die and replace...

Just ride the STIs until they die and replace them with bar-ends. Seriously though, the wrench at my LBS said that the early STIs were plagued with some problems, but that despite the fact he hates...
01-08-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By roguehippie

I agree with both of the above. Zinn is great...

I agree with both of the above. Zinn is great although it irritates me when I get to a section that I really need, but then, since my bike is a cyclocross (some mountain parts, some road parts) the...
01-08-05, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,877
Posted By roguehippie

Well, I've got the bar-end shifters installed and...

Well, I've got the bar-end shifters installed and am pretty stoked! It went smoothly with only a couple minor errors. The shifting seems to be right on in both SIS and friction modes. As for the lack...
01-07-05, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,877
Posted By roguehippie

I guess I don't understand "cable throws." As I...

I guess I don't understand "cable throws." As I understand it, the shifters are SIS, but you can also chose a pure friction setting which seems like it'd work with anything under the sun.

Anyone...
01-07-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,877
Posted By roguehippie

Installing Barend Shifters

Hi All,

I've finally gotten some replacement shifters for my dead Tiagra STIs. And now the fun part -- putting them on.

The first thing I read on the directions for the Dura Ace 9spd barends...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-05, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,345
Posted By roguehippie

Exactly! I've got an STI setup on my commuter,...

Exactly! I've got an STI setup on my commuter, and one of them is failing -- hardcore. Needless to say, I've got some barend shifters from Nashbar on the way as we speak. I'm hoping to install them...
01-02-05, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By roguehippie

Are all 8spd Cassettes the same?

Hi all,

I'm switching from STI 9 spd shifters to bar end 8spd shifters. Long story. Of course, the cassette on back is a 9spd, but I've got an older Shimano Hyperglide 8spd Cassette on my MTBike,...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-04, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,282
Posted By roguehippie

Mountain Pedals vs. Road Pedals

Hi All,

I've been riding my Kona commuter for some time now and love it. I threw on an old pair of Ritchey MTB pedals, and have been thinking about switching to "true" road pedals. I've noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 03:12 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,390
Posted By roguehippie

Hmmmm. Maybe you're right. I'd never thought...

Hmmmm. Maybe you're right. I'd never thought about it. Maybe NOW I understand why neither of my marriages worked - they were to WOMEN! Dang it. All that time and money WASTED!

:p
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 02:01 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,390
Posted By roguehippie

Seriously, I've become so entertained by this...

Seriously, I've become so entertained by this thread, I had to chime in again. Shadows DON'T have ex-con written all over them. An old pan-head, or a slammed Wide Glide, maybe, but Shadow screams:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,515
Posted By roguehippie

Clevelandguy . . . you'd look real nice with a...

Clevelandguy . . . you'd look real nice with a shaved sheep, three cans of K-Y, and a nice little bonnet. Mmmm, I'm already picturing it. God it's soooooo nice. Makes me all warm in my special places.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 11:50 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,390
Posted By roguehippie

Hey man, Having just ended a 20 year...

Hey man,

Having just ended a 20 year motorcycle career, I can say that it takes all kinds. Not everyone on a bicycle is out there to block traffic and get cheap exercise. Some of us ride for...
12-06-04, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By roguehippie

Removing a fork + Advice on carbon forks

Hi All,

I built a bike stand over the weekend, and once my finances have recovered from Christmass shopping I'd like to go with an "economy" carbon fork.

Anyone know how to remove a fork?
...
12-03-04, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,189
Posted By roguehippie

Ever built a Repair Stand?

Hi All,

I'm just curious if anyone's ever built a repair stand out of readily available materials. I'm too cheap to spend $150 on one, but need to do some tuning. Any ideas would be appreciated....
11-30-04, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By roguehippie

Performance who? I'm an idiot.

Performance who? I'm an idiot.
11-30-04, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By roguehippie

Tiagra to Ultegra?

Hi All,

My bike is an 18 spd: 2 rings up front, 9 on the cassette. My Tiagra STI shifter on the right is officially dead, and will no longer shift up the cassette.

There are some decent buys...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-04, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,685
Posted By roguehippie

Sunday . . . Ahh . . . the day of rest. Unless...

Sunday . . . Ahh . . . the day of rest. Unless you're a teacher. Rode in to school today, and for once saw the light of day! With winter hours now, I go to work in the dark and ride home in the dark....
11-24-04, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,362
Posted By roguehippie

How to replace cables on STI shifters

Hi All,

I'm still having trouble with my right Tiagra 9spd STI shifter: long lever just swings freely when I want to shift into big cassette rings at a stop, etc.

I've been told to replace...
11-23-04, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By roguehippie

Right on man! Thanks . . .

Right on man! Thanks . . .
11-23-04, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By roguehippie

Ah, the wheel analogy. Yes. 'Tis true. I know a...

Ah, the wheel analogy. Yes. 'Tis true. I know a bit more about wheels on cars that bikes, hence the question. Actually, your answer, including the wheel analogy would lead me to believe that anything...
11-23-04, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By roguehippie

What to wear when you ride underwater.

Okay, if you don't live in the Pacific Nortwest (especially at the foot of the mountains i.e. where the rain really dumps) you don't understand that from November through June it rains, constantly,...
11-22-04, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By roguehippie

Campy Ergopower with Shimano drivetrain?

Hi All,

I'm having problems with a Shimano STI shifter (tiagra), and am riding a bike equipped with Shimano cassette, chain, derails. The front derail is a tiagra and the rear is a 105 (18 speed...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-04, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,685
Posted By roguehippie

Nice ride in today. The weather was coolish but...

Nice ride in today. The weather was coolish but not cold (47-52F), and there was a light misting the entire ride in. The 10 mile commute left me fairly damp but not wet which was exciting news as I'm...
11-21-04, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By roguehippie

The shifter has the two levers, the big one for...

The shifter has the two levers, the big one for brakes, and shifting, the smaller just for shifting. The big lever will not engage, like when I'm coming to a stop from cruising 25mph, and i want to...
11-20-04, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By roguehippie

Dead or dying Tiagra STI shifter

Hi All,

I picked up a used Kona Major Jake and have set it up for use as a commuter. I couldn't be happier with the bike (or the newfound thrill of the commute), but lately I've noticed a problem...
Forum: Introductions
11-16-04, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By roguehippie

God all of these fears about writing a bio, and...

God all of these fears about writing a bio, and then the realization . . . who's "really" going to read this? After taking a five year break from cycling I've gotten back into it. Mostly for...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-04, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,685
Posted By roguehippie

Brand new to the board, and not sure if this is...

Brand new to the board, and not sure if this is the right quote/reply box or not, but wanted to add my .02 about the commute here in NW Washington state today . . . The weather was great! Overcast,...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-04, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By roguehippie

Any Recommended seats . . .

Hi All,

After 5 years off the bike, I've decided to get back into riding, but for pragmatic reasons -- the commute. I ride only 12 miles one-way, but I've got a notoriously thin backside. After...
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