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Posted By jhaddad8

Ive tried a variety of butt balms and decided i...

Ive tried a variety of butt balms and decided i like lantiseptic the best. I can bring you a few packets. I scrambled to order fenders and am hoping to install them well enough tomorrow. Rain jacket,...
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Posted By jhaddad8

Some things that work for me: Compression pants...

Some things that work for me:
Compression pants
Kombucha with ginger and turmeric
High antioxidant foods, berries, vegetables
Focus on eating real food
Bacon
Cold showers or baths
Epsom salt...
07-13-17, 01:07 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Great, thanks.

Great, thanks.
07-12-17, 06:41 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Length of horizontal dropout

I got this old Trek frame recently and want to build it up fixed, it has horizonatol drop outs but they are a little on the short side. The dropouts are ~20 mm long. Is this long enough? Or should I...
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Posted By jhaddad8

I'm about 5'7", the Raleigh I am replacing is...

I'm about 5'7", the Raleigh I am replacing is huge for me by all accounts. I also have a 56 cm soma GR, which is a frame commonly upsized and a 52 cm Miyata 310. I also have fairly short stubby legs....
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Posted By jhaddad8

I took me a while to get the pun, but I did,...

I took me a while to get the pun, but I did, finally. It is replacing a ~60 cm frame which was way too large for me, so I think a long top tube shouldn't be an issue.
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Posted By jhaddad8

Austro Daimler inter 10

I've been eyeing this frame on eBay. Is it worth it? My plan is to build it up as a fixed gear randonneur to replace my Raleigh Gran Sport which is too big for me. I'm not sure the date, but it says...
06-06-17, 07:24 AM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks, I will try that too, but wasn't sure if...

Thanks, I will try that too, but wasn't sure if my post belonged there because I am open to buying a new frame and selling this one or other options besides just trading.
06-05-17, 09:13 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Here is hopefully a working image of the Raleigh...

Here is hopefully a working image of the Raleigh as a 9 spd last summer.

https://flic.kr/p/Vw7jQ4
06-05-17, 09:08 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Replacing Raleigh Gran Sport

I have a mid 70's Raleigh Gran Sport, 531 Reynolds tubing, that I've ben riding quite a bit. Last year, I had it set up as a 9 speed and did an R-12 on it and an SR series. This winter, I replaced it...
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Posted By jhaddad8

One popular info control question I have seen on...

One popular info control question I have seen on PA brevets is what is the price of regular gas at XXX gas station. I've also seen what color is the mail box at XX address. On my rides I ask, how...
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Posted By jhaddad8

I'm excited to see how many responses this...

I'm excited to see how many responses this question has gotten since I was asking about the same thing, a low carb high fat diet for endurance training just a few posts down. I've been researching...
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Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks for posting this. I've read many of your...

Thanks for posting this. I've read many of your post on here and also read your summary on the ballot but did not connect the two until now.

Like ThemionicScott said, it's nice to see the RUSA...
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Posted By jhaddad8

LCHF/ketogenic diets

I have been interested in ketogenic diets for endurance for several years now but have never tried one. One of the reasons being I always thought they sounded to good to be true, the other being that...
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Posted By jhaddad8

I've heard of using aluminum cans cut up to make...

I've heard of using aluminum cans cut up to make shims. Never tried it myself, but, it's obviously cheap enough if it doesn't work.

I also had some weird saddle rubbing issues and I partially...
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Posted By jhaddad8

I trying to finish my first R12 (started it Sept....

I trying to finish my first R12 (started it Sept. 2015) and am working on my first SR series. I just have the 600k next weekend and then the July and August 200k's left to go. This has basically been...
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Posted By jhaddad8

I've taken ice baths to reduce post riding...

I've taken ice baths to reduce post riding soreness and stiffness. Also getting the blood flowing with light exercise plus rolling or stretching has been helpful for me.

if you live in Colorado,...
01-27-16, 11:18 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Classic Raleigh Appearel

Has anyone seen a yellow Raleigh Sweater like the one the girl in this ad is wearing? I think it looks cool and would like to get one for me friend, it if exists.

Thanks

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Posted By jhaddad8

What type of shorts do you wear as you"rando...

What type of shorts do you wear as you"rando baggies". Also can you make any suggestions for the thin pants you wear. I've been wearing convertible hiking shorts/pants. They're ok, but can be a...
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Posted By jhaddad8

For the coldest long rides I've encountered, I do...

For the coldest long rides I've encountered, I do most the ride with "thermal bib", I'll have to check the brand, I'd say it's good to around freezing temperatures by itself. I also wear leg warmers...
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Posted By jhaddad8

I've being doing almost of all my riding in...

I've being doing almost of all my riding in sandals including brevets with sub-freezing starting temperatures and high's below 40. That said, I do put neoprene covers on them below about 40 F and...
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Posted By jhaddad8

Really cold brevets

Luckily, thanks to el nino this year's brevets (200k) have been fairly warm in Eastern Pa. The November ride saw temperatures of about 40-55, December 30-40, January 26-38. It has certainly made my...
12-18-15, 02:14 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Some clarifications: I used loose bearing...

Some clarifications:
I used loose bearing balls, 5/32 in size.
Fort the parts that are essentially attached to the bike meaning the races and cups, I just cleaned them of old grease and did not...
12-18-15, 11:34 AM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Just to clarify what people are saying, the cup...

Just to clarify what people are saying, the cup is the piece where the bearing balls go that is attached to the frame, right? I didn't touch that at all (not to say that it's not messed up).

So,...
12-18-15, 11:27 AM
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Posted By jhaddad8

It does look like the locking nut is bottomed...

It does look like the locking nut is bottomed out.
jyl, good question about the balls, I have been wondering the same myself. The only bearing balls I've found that I took out were 5/32 in. I'm...
12-18-15, 11:05 AM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Threaded headset confusion

I've been fixing up a ~1972 Raleigh Gransport but have run into an issue with the headset. When I took it apart, I was certain I put everything in a cigar box together. But, now am having an issue. I...
12-01-15, 03:45 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

That was simple! Thanks

That was simple! Thanks
12-01-15, 03:32 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

New derailleur on old bike

I'm trying to put a modern derailleur onto an old (circa 1970s) Raleigh frame. I think I need some sort of adapter or something? Has anyone else put a new derailleur on an old bike? How? Thanks for...
11-23-15, 09:17 AM
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Posted By jhaddad8

I'm pretty sure I have the crank, chain rings and...

I'm pretty sure I have the crank, chain rings and chain keeper disk, but need to check when home from work. Pm me tonight if you're still looking.
10-07-15, 05:47 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

I just want to say that sounds awesome! Good luck...

I just want to say that sounds awesome! Good luck and please let us know how things work out for you and what you do.
10-01-15, 10:02 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks for the information, advice and...

Thanks for the information, advice and encouragement. My original weekend plans just fell through so I going to head down to the VeloFest in Trexlertown on Saturday. Hopefully I can find something...
10-01-15, 05:06 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

More deals? Then, I'm hoping for rain!

More deals? Then, I'm hoping for rain!
10-01-15, 05:04 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Is the swap held outdoors? I think I might be...

Is the swap held outdoors? I think I might be there looking for a randonneuring bike.
10-01-15, 05:00 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks for the feedback, I think I'll pass on it.

Thanks for the feedback, I think I'll pass on it.
10-01-15, 04:57 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

A bit high? Hmm, that's possibly the worst thing...

A bit high? Hmm, that's possibly the worst thing you could have said about the price, which is probably the thing I am most concerned about. If you said too high, I would know not to buy it, if you...
10-01-15, 02:52 PM
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Views: 3,720
Posted By jhaddad8

Trek 610 on Ebay

So, as some of you may have noticed, I'm desperately trying to find a better bike for randonneuring. I'm currently riding a Miyata 310 and I have done two brevets on it, but, I'm committed enough...
10-01-15, 12:34 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks for the info so far, I have worked quite a...

Thanks for the info so far, I have worked quite a bit on non-French bikes, not sure how much of a difference there is. I wasn't possible, but did strongly suspect that they were steel rims. I...
10-01-15, 12:01 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

LeJeune Find (warning pictures!)

A guy I work with has no need for his old bike. So, I thinking I am going to buy it off him for a couple bucks. But, I'm wondering, does anyone know much about it? I have been looking for a frame...
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Posted By jhaddad8

Did you have any issues with the wheel coming out...

Did you have any issues with the wheel coming out of alignment in the frame? It is my understanding that a 130 mm wheel in 126 mm rear dropouts is generally ok, but I'm thinking I'd be more...
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Posted By jhaddad8

So... thanks for everyone's comments. You've all...

So... thanks for everyone's comments. You've all given me a lot to think about. I've begun searching for a new frame also. It seems like consensus is that the Miyata frame will only take me so far....
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Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I guess it's time to measure my dropouts now and decide between an 8 speed or 9 speed cassette.
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Posted By jhaddad8

Upgrading Miyata 310 for randonneuring

I bought a Miyata 310 off cl last spring and have since used it for two 200ks. I've concluded that I really like road cycling and randonneuring and want to spend some money making the bike better for...
06-05-15, 11:50 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Was it tricky? This is my first try at a 3 speed....

Was it tricky? This is my first try at a 3 speed. I have worked on a decent number of ten speeds although, my skills are very raw. I have no idea how the shifting system on this bike works, let alone...
06-05-15, 08:52 PM
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Posted By jhaddad8

Raleigh 3 Speed from Cl

I got this Raleigh 3 speed from craigslist the other day. I can't wait to clean it up and ride it. But for now, I'm trying to figure out more information about it. I looked at Sheldon Brown's info on...
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Views: 1,392
Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks, I will look for a new front fork to...

Thanks, I will look for a new front fork to increase the trail. I think that would increase my overall comfort. Aside from that, I'm going to take some measurements of my body on the Miyata and on my...
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Views: 1,392
Posted By jhaddad8

I'm going to have to do some research on rake and...

I'm going to have to do some research on rake and trail. Is getting a new front fork a fairly doable operation? Basically, can I find a respectable front fork for a reasonable price? And will that...
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Views: 1,392
Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks for all the feedback, I will take some...

Thanks for all the feedback, I will take some photos of the bike tonight as well as some photos of myself on the bike. Would it be appropriate for me to post them in this thread soliciting possible...
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Views: 1,392
Posted By jhaddad8

Choosing a bike/frame

I began riding more seriously last spring. I did a 200 rando in June and loved it, but unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons have not been able to ride once since. I'm hoping to ride several...
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Posted By jhaddad8

Thanks for the input

Thanks for the input
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