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01-12-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,460
Posted By mikemartin

Ok, thanks for the clarification, and thanks for...

Ok, thanks for the clarification, and thanks for telling me about these, I'm really excited to try them out. How are they when the shifters are facing down. I watched the video it seemed a little...
01-12-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,460
Posted By mikemartin

I'm glad they made the switch to 36 spokes. It...

I'm glad they made the switch to 36 spokes. It seemed weird to me that their top touring model had 32 spokes while the others had the preferably 36.
01-12-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,460
Posted By mikemartin

I thought I needed CXV based on the products page...

I thought I needed CXV based on the products page : http://retroshift.com/store/
01-12-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,460
Posted By mikemartin

Yeah, Jamis had 32 spoke Mavic A119's until 2011....

Yeah, Jamis had 32 spoke Mavic A119's until 2011.

One thing I failed to mention, that a few of you touched on is that this bike isn't a 100% touring bike. This was a plus for me in my case because...
01-12-13, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,460
Posted By mikemartin

2013 Jamis Aurora Elite Upgrade help and advice

http://www.myjamis.com/SSP%20Applications/JamisBikes/MyJamis/consumer/bike.html?year=2013&model=Aurora%20Elite&cat_grp=road_9

This is the bike I wanna get. There are several things I want to...
11-10-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By mikemartin

Front brake for sure, most of your braking should...

Front brake for sure, most of your braking should be with the front.

Read this information from Sheldon Brown. http://sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html

As cobba said, if you don't have the right...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By mikemartin

Something like this maybe?...

Something like this maybe? http://pacsafe.com/pacsafe-55l-bag-protector

I don't know what your panniers look like but if they have handles or something similar maybe use a cable lock or even a...
11-06-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,263
Posted By mikemartin

square taper is the only requirement? What...

square taper is the only requirement?

What about the BCD specification? no importance

spindle length?
11-05-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,263
Posted By mikemartin

What crank replacement would be compatible with my bike?

My crank works but is starting to get rusty in spots. What kind of crank would I need to replace it?

This is what it currently has: Shimano Nexave FC-T401, 28/38/48 teeth

I looked up cranks but...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,791
Posted By mikemartin

Do you think these cheap Chinese headlights are...

Do you think these cheap Chinese headlights are any good? Does anyone have experience with them? I'm also looking for the best headlight I can buy. My budget is $150.

This one looks good but I'm...
11-05-12, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By mikemartin

lol wow that's hard to believe, my bike was $750...

lol wow that's hard to believe, my bike was $750 new. It's ten years old and I'm not having any problems yet so that's good.

How do these comfort parts rank in quality? Like I said besides regular...
11-05-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By mikemartin

When i brought my bike to my LBS they told me...

When i brought my bike to my LBS they told me that chains and cassettes often wear together. So in a sense your cassette becomes only compatible with the current chain. I don't know how true that is...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By mikemartin

Lol that bad huh? i figured that they weren't...

Lol that bad huh? i figured that they weren't really practical. But it is a neat concept and probably be fun to cruise around on. I'd never own one either though
Forum: Commuting
11-05-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By mikemartin

Just my opinion, If it already has problems then...

Just my opinion, If it already has problems then that's not good. I would take it back and go to your LBS or search the web, for factory closeout sales and used bikes. You can probably get like 30 or...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By mikemartin

I think they probably judged your bike suspension...

I think they probably judged your bike suspension for what bike suspensions are mainly used for, Mountain biking. So it may be crap for mountain biking but for commuting on smooth streets I think it...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By mikemartin

It looks fun, How is the actually ride? is it...

It looks fun, How is the actually ride? is it hard to get used to?
Forum: Commuting
11-04-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By mikemartin

Have you guys ever seen one of these?

It's my first time seeing a 6 pass. bicycle. Has anyone ever seen one of these before?

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/3386825440.html

Anyone ever ride one before?
11-02-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 245,579
Posted By mikemartin

Holy sh*t congratulations man,

Holy sh*t congratulations man,
11-02-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By mikemartin

how about the Shimano Nexave 301 FD my bike is a...

how about the Shimano Nexave 301 FD my bike is a 2002 trek, discontinued?
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,270
Posted By mikemartin

Lol, I agree. It's ridiculous, get your bike...

Lol, I agree. It's ridiculous, get your bike fixed and move along.
11-02-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By mikemartin

What line do the use for big box stores? Also I'm...

What line do the use for big box stores? Also I'm assuming weight and durability are the only major difference between the levels?


http://genbikes.com/road/Genesis_G500_Road_Bike.php

^ big...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,885
Posted By mikemartin

I also agree with everything everyone else has...

I also agree with everything everyone else has said about upgrades. I just spent $415 at the LBS, half of that was unnecessary: new fenders, pedals, QR seatpost bracket (got rid of allen wrench...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 08:37 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,885
Posted By mikemartin

I don't know about you guys but the 30 min bike...

I don't know about you guys but the 30 min bike ride to clear my head before/after work makes it worth it. I just put my mp3 player on and cruise. The most peaceful time of the day.
11-02-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,837
Posted By mikemartin

I had two 5 layer burritos at Taco bell about 1.5...

I had two 5 layer burritos at Taco bell about 1.5 hours ago. I already feel like crap.
11-02-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By mikemartin

Shimano questions?

I'm a noob and I hear a lot names and model numbers thrown around with Shimano. Can someone explain their names and levels? I know deore is Midlevel and Ultegra is the best (i believe)

Also, When...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,270
Posted By mikemartin

Yeah, I think you should definitely go through...

Yeah, I think you should definitely go through proper process just like you would in a car on car collision. But I couldn't imagine lying or taking advantage of the situation. As I explained earlier...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,270
Posted By mikemartin

All you guys talking about faking pain and...

All you guys talking about faking pain and lawyers etc. don't you feel bad for the driver at all? I couldn't do it during my accident I felt too bad for the driver, maybe because she was an old lady.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By mikemartin

I don't know if you have a car? but I use a...

I don't know if you have a car? but I use a cigarette litter emergency car pump for my bike. here's the one i have http://www.amazon.com/FRANK-MILLMAN-DISTRIBUTORS-V60140-Inflator/dp/B001BQ21KE
10-31-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,519
Posted By mikemartin

thanks guys i just went with what my LBS gave me....

thanks guys i just went with what my LBS gave me. i forgot the model name but it was $25 Shimano cassette
10-31-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,236
Posted By mikemartin

lol, my trek bike says made in usa, then it says...

lol, my trek bike says made in usa, then it says in smaller print made from domestic and foreign parts. For those asking why I care. I don't really, it was just curiosity.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,270
Posted By mikemartin

I got ran over before, crossing an intersection,...

I got ran over before, crossing an intersection, I got thrown like 10 feet. She hit my back tire so I kinda slingshotted off the bike. The lady was real nice. The cops came and gave her a ticket for...
Forum: Introductions
10-30-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By mikemartin

Very nice bike. Did you ever get your car fixed...

Very nice bike. Did you ever get your car fixed or are you a full time commuter now?
Forum: Commuting
10-30-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By mikemartin

I don't want to hijack your thread but I also...

I don't want to hijack your thread but I also don't want to post another thread when the topics are directly related.

How many lumens do think I should use for night riding in a decently light...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By mikemartin

I was just about to post a thread about bike...

I was just about to post a thread about bike security. Sorry about your lost. I been watching a youtube channel called LondonCycling where he talks extensively about bike security. And cable locks...
10-29-12, 11:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,236
Posted By mikemartin

Im new is there anyway to delete this or move it?

Im new is there anyway to delete this or move it?
10-29-12, 11:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,236
Posted By mikemartin

Made in Usa

Who are some manufacturers that make their bikes in Usa? I'm asking about all their models not just high ends. From what I hear a lot of the high ends are still made in Usa. Is there any companies...
10-29-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,163
Posted By mikemartin

Lol, yeah I usually google stuff first and see if...

Lol, yeah I usually google stuff first and see if i can find a definitive answer. You'd be surprised how many times I googled stuff and this website is among the top results. it's part of the reason...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,807
Posted By mikemartin

I just got a ride. It was a little rough in NJ,...

I just got a ride. It was a little rough in NJ, not worth taking a chance. My job closed early anyway.
10-29-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,163
Posted By mikemartin

[/COLOR] Thanks for the welcome.I ride my...

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Thanks for the welcome.I ride my Trek 7500 which is a hybrid. I'm also 260lbs with a 25lb bike. My bike came stock with 700 c Bontrager Select 20/F spoke 24/R spoke rims. When I first...
10-28-12, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,163
Posted By mikemartin

What does spoke count matter as far as...

What does spoke count matter as far as performance? I heard lower is better, but if that's true why does my 2002 Trek only have 20 while some more expensive bikes have more spokes. (noob)
Forum: Commuting
10-28-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mikemartin

Thanks for the info guys. [/COLOR] Yes...

Thanks for the info guys.

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Yes it is, there is a lot of marketing and misleading information. That's why I'm asking you guys before I buy anything :p lol
Forum: Commuting
10-28-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,807
Posted By mikemartin

Probably, I have work tomorrow and my bike is my...

Probably, I have work tomorrow and my bike is my only transportation. NJ is supposed to be the worse last i checked :(
10-28-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By mikemartin

I'm a beginner as well. I posted a few threads...

I'm a beginner as well. I posted a few threads with similar questions that may help you out.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mikemartin

What does it mean when A bike manufacturer uses "Alloy approved" parts?

I'm looking around at road bikes. A few manufacturers, Especially Trek, say their bikes have "Bontrager approved" alloys. I'm also looking at a 2012 Fuji Roubaix 3.0 and they say they have Fuji CGC...
10-27-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,123
Posted By mikemartin

Sorry if I came off as unappreciative I love all...

Sorry if I came off as unappreciative I love all the off-topic discussion. It's just a little overwhelming Lol
10-26-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,123
Posted By mikemartin

Lol, lot of information and opinions here. thanks...

Lol, lot of information and opinions here. thanks guys.So the general consensus is since I'm big a guy I should get bigger tires to achieve optimum pressure. because a smaller tire wouldn't be able...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,310
Posted By mikemartin

I wonder if you're not hydrating enough also. A...

I wonder if you're not hydrating enough also. A few pounds of that weight loss was probably water. Congrats on the weight loss, keep up the good work.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-12, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By mikemartin

2005 Trek 7500 FX

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/bik/3359246843.html

Do you think this is a good deal?

factsheet:...
10-25-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,123
Posted By mikemartin

Looking at Conti Gatorskin Hardshells

The dilemma is whether to downsize to 32c or to 28c. My weight is 260lbs, my Trek 7500 is probably 25lbs. What are the pros and cons of getting either size? I'm currently riding on Bontrager Selects...
10-24-12, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,519
Posted By mikemartin

Difference between low end cassettes and high end cassettes?

I went to LBS for a tune up, She recommended me getting a new cassette and chain. After checking the order sheet i noticed the cassette only cost $24.95. I googled 9 speed cassettes i saw them...
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