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10-02-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By yohannrjm

Well, the bike makes that noise regardless of...

Well, the bike makes that noise regardless of whether the pedals are in motion or if I'm coasting. So the freewheel hasn't been ruled out per se, but I doubt that's the problem.

The mating...
10-01-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By yohannrjm

Thanks John. I'll take care of it. Do they come...

Thanks John. I'll take care of it. Do they come in standard sizes, or do I have to get them matched?

I guess I could just take 'em off and measure them. :)
10-01-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By yohannrjm

Strange noise from my rear wheel

Hey guys, I hope you can help me diagnose a noise from my bike.

I have a nice vintage Serotta. It is one of my favourite bikes to ride around on.

Recently (well, not so recently), I noticed...
05-29-09, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By yohannrjm

These are good rims. I love riding on tubs, and...

These are good rims. I love riding on tubs, and for regular use GP-4's are great. Especially if the roads are beat-up, like here in the Boston area.

I have two wheelsets built up with GP-4's. I...
05-20-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,809
Posted By yohannrjm

Two things: 1) I'm sure you did this: Did you...

Two things:
1) I'm sure you did this: Did you grease the seatpost and the seat-tube? If not, you should.

2) 2 inches isn't that far down; would it be possible for you to check if there are any...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By yohannrjm

I wouldn't go so far as to aver that women...

I wouldn't go so far as to aver that women drivers are any worse than the men here. They're all bad in the Boston area.

However, I did a bit of a non-scientific study over the last few months. I...
05-14-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By yohannrjm

I have an '84 Tempo. It's all standard too. ...

I have an '84 Tempo. It's all standard too.
Tange #2 tubing.
I have the same year (I think) Le Tour Luxe, and it has a 21.1 mm steerer. It was a real pain finding an appropriate stem for that one.
05-14-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,601
Posted By yohannrjm

Tubulars will work fine on gravel, in that they...

Tubulars will work fine on gravel, in that they won't flat any easier than clinchers. The issue will be width. The tubulars I run are very narrow. These will cut into a gravel road, making handling...
05-14-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20,326
Views: 3,465,619
Posted By yohannrjm

I was going to argue that what we're seeing could...

I was going to argue that what we're seeing could just be a matter of perspective. If the camera was lined up between the right chainstay and the chainwheel then the left chainstay would look to be...
05-14-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By yohannrjm

I'm a big fan of Shimano SPD sandals. They're...

I'm a big fan of Shimano SPD sandals. They're really comfy, and they let my feet air out continuously. I've used them on 6+ hour rides with no problems whatsoever. They immobilize your feet well, and...
05-13-09, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20,326
Views: 3,465,619
Posted By yohannrjm

Hmm, didn't catch that. You guys are right,...

Hmm, didn't catch that. You guys are right, however.

I was distracted by all the bling.

:(
05-12-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By yohannrjm

As Bob said, check the bearings (at least in the...

As Bob said, check the bearings (at least in the wheels). You will have more of an issue with trying to service the bottom bracket, especially with the cottered cranks.
I ride on really bad roads...
05-12-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20,326
Views: 3,465,619
Posted By yohannrjm

Since this is the 'wacky' thread, I thought of...

Since this is the 'wacky' thread, I thought of posting a well-designed CL listing for a change. What's more wacky than a good CL posting? I didn't think this deserved its own thread but wanted to...
05-12-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By yohannrjm

Use these: ...

Use these:
http://www.velo-orange.com/pforfeat.html

use the 1/2" size
05-06-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,505
Posted By yohannrjm

You're right, the blue Raleigh is unsafe to ride....

You're right, the blue Raleigh is unsafe to ride. I'd strip off the parts (fork, calipers, cranks, BB, etc.) and get rid of the frame. The parts aren't high quality or anything, but they might come...
05-05-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By yohannrjm

The V-O post is probably the best bet. ...

The V-O post is probably the best bet.
Alternatively, if your Brooks is new, you can sell it on CL and buy one of the V-O saddles. They allow way more adjustment than the Brooks. You should break...
05-01-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By yohannrjm

Hello EH, I'll take one if there are any still...

Hello EH,
I'll take one if there are any still available. If they are, I'll PM you with my address.
I used to collect stamps and first day of issue postcards. Haven't done it for a while, but I...
04-30-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By yohannrjm

Damn!! Missed my chance! That's a great looking...

Damn!! Missed my chance! That's a great looking bike, Neal. I love the lugs and also the wheels. I've become a firm fan of tubulars now. Someday I'll find Arc-en-ciel's laced to Phil Wood hubs...
04-30-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By yohannrjm

Lovely build, Neal. Looks a little too big for...

Lovely build, Neal.
Looks a little too big for you. More my size, I think. :D
04-22-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,840
Posted By yohannrjm

I think the issue here is the 'Made in Italy'...

I think the issue here is the 'Made in Italy' sticker. If I have something that says it was made somewhere (wherever that may be) I expect it to be made there. So if I have a 'Made in Italy' sticker...
04-17-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,765
Posted By yohannrjm

If you're new to cycling, you might want to start...

If you're new to cycling, you might want to start off with no foot retention until you get the whole mount/dismount, balance, lean into turns etc. down pat. It shouldn't take more than a few days....
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,444
Posted By yohannrjm

For regular commuting (assuming there are no...

For regular commuting (assuming there are no major hills on the way), I use BMX or equivalent pedals all the time.

I really like Odyssey Triple Traps. They really have grip, and were perfect for...
03-13-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 179,436
Posted By yohannrjm

I have a pair of red and white Look road pedals...

I have a pair of red and white Look road pedals that anyone can have for the price of shipping. They're a little worn cosmetically, but the bearings seem fine. Can't test the locking mechanism as I...
02-27-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,575
Posted By yohannrjm

Actually you're gaining space between the...

Actually you're gaining space between the seat-stays (and chainstays, and fork crown), since you're going with a smaller wheel. You may be able to use slightly wider tyres.

As far as riding: you...
02-27-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,575
Posted By yohannrjm

If you're looking for testimonials: I've done...

If you're looking for testimonials:
I've done the 630 mm to 622 mm change on two bikes. They're both Schwinn's from 1984. One's a Tempo and the other's a Le Tour Luxe. The brake calipers were long...
02-27-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,575
Posted By yohannrjm

I concur with Bikemore. Don't worry about any of...

I concur with Bikemore. Don't worry about any of the other numbers besides the ISO size. Think of everything else as a 'name' with no numerical significance.
So:
NAME ----------- ...
01-20-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 390,977
Posted By yohannrjm

Don't you guys think that the poster is joking? I...

Don't you guys think that the poster is joking? I certainly did. What gave me that impression was the price. If he was asking $35 each, I might have thought he was serious, but the $250 each tag was...
01-07-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 390,977
Posted By yohannrjm

Well the bent frame and the reversed seatpost...

Well the bent frame and the reversed seatpost along with the 'winter price' was what I found numbskull about it.

I like the front brake lever on the right side myself.
01-07-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 390,977
Posted By yohannrjm

Hmmm....numbskull for several reasons. ...

Hmmm....numbskull for several reasons.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/983648073.html
12-08-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,876
Posted By yohannrjm

I have a mix of 'right-front' and 'left-front' on...

I have a mix of 'right-front' and 'left-front' on my bikes.

On the bikes which are close to, or completely original, I leave it as left-front (I'm in the USA). However, when I make changes to the...
12-08-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By yohannrjm

Yes, I have an old BSA 3-speed. Mine is from the...

Yes, I have an old BSA 3-speed. Mine is from the 'Raleigh era' though, so it may not count. It is missing the chainguard too.

Anyway, mine is the same as a Raleigh Sport. If you still want pics, I...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,365
Posted By yohannrjm

I believe there are two parts to the experience...

I believe there are two parts to the experience of the OP.

I'll start with the second: confronting someone after you've almost been hit.
---- It seems like the OP did the right thing here. He...
12-03-08, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By yohannrjm

That's one nice looking bike. I initially read...

That's one nice looking bike. I initially read the thread title as 'Aluminium bike from 1986", and was wondering what was so cool about that. 1896 is much cooler.

I really do like the different...
11-27-08, 04:07 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,619
Posted By yohannrjm

That's a good looking bike (under the dirt), and...

That's a good looking bike (under the dirt), and I wish it was in my size. I usually ride a 58 or 60 cm (in between would be best).

Thanks for alerting me about your bike - if you find anything...
11-27-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,619
Posted By yohannrjm

That's a really nice find! Congratulations!! ...

That's a really nice find! Congratulations!!

I'm really sad right now that I don't have a 25" touring bike to trade with you, because the Univega looks to be the bike of my dreams ----- in my...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By yohannrjm

I was just about to tell you to ask Yellow...

I was just about to tell you to ask Yellow Jersey. I believe they still have one of these frames for sale.

Damn!! I wish I had luck like this. I'd love to have that frame. Though, like you, I'd...
11-25-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 390,977
Posted By yohannrjm

Actually, for that price, I'd buy the bike if I...

Actually, for that price, I'd buy the bike if I was in the area. It's a pity, It looks to be my size. :(
11-23-08, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 431,439
Posted By yohannrjm

One for East Hill sized people: ...

One for East Hill sized people:
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/930560272.html
11-23-08, 07:16 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,619
Posted By yohannrjm

One for East Hill sized people: ...

One for East Hill sized people:
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/930560272.html
11-21-08, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By yohannrjm

Where I am (Boston) the sidewalks are the last...

Where I am (Boston) the sidewalks are the last place you want to ride in the winter (or at any time, for that matter). While the roads are cleared very quickly, the sidewalks are largely ignored. You...
11-20-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By yohannrjm

Yep, the snow on the side of the road can be a...

Yep, the snow on the side of the road can be a real problem.

I take the lane (within reason). I also wear a road crew reflective jacket. I have double or triple redundancy as far as lights go. I...
11-19-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,026
Posted By yohannrjm

I read somewhere (probably on this forum) that...

I read somewhere (probably on this forum) that you're supposed to put soap-based auto grease in the dust cap channels (and only there) to help seal the the oil in the hub. I just got a hub that leaks...
11-14-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 431,439
Posted By yohannrjm

I'd be up to buy that if you're willing to act as...

I'd be up to buy that if you're willing to act as an intermediary.

I live in Boston, so, if the deal works out, I'd be able to drive to where you are an pick it up this weekend (I'm assuming...
11-14-08, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,481
Posted By yohannrjm

If you're not tied to PayPal, try Peter White...

If you're not tied to PayPal, try Peter White Cycles. They'll take any credit card, and you'll have them in couple of days.

They have a page devoted to tubulars, but they also have Schwalbe...
11-14-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,592
Posted By yohannrjm

Sacrilege!! You have now lost any right to post...

Sacrilege!! You have now lost any right to post in C&V........ever!! :D
11-13-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,481
Posted By yohannrjm

You appear to have had a bad experience with the...

You appear to have had a bad experience with the Yellow Jersey tubulars. I use them on my bikes (not exclusively), and I have to say that I've had a completely different experience with them.

In...
11-11-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 26,260
Posted By yohannrjm

I'm not taking part in the competition, but I...

I'm not taking part in the competition, but I think that the reason that you shouldn't put up links to pics of your bike would be so that the judges could maintain their neutrality. It is conceivable...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-08, 06:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,650
Posted By yohannrjm

There are many reasons for the uncomfortable...

There are many reasons for the uncomfortable saddle.

In the first place, the Brooks B17 just may not be made for your butt. While it is a great saddle for most people, there are always outliers....
11-10-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 26,260
Posted By yohannrjm

I've seen this done, though I've never tried it...

I've seen this done, though I've never tried it myself.

The key is to hold onto the load, not the handlebars, and then swing your leg over the handlebars. If I tried it, I'd probably wind up on...
11-04-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 390,977
Posted By yohannrjm

It isn't bent! It's just the newest fancy-shmancy...

It isn't bent! It's just the newest fancy-shmancy open sigmoidal fork technology.

Keep up with the times, dude.

:lol::lol:
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