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08-07-06, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,564
Posted By Butch

Not all crossroads had 700C wheels! Small frames...

Not all crossroads had 700C wheels! Small frames used 26X1.5 tires. I know, I have one and bought it new.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,954
Posted By Butch

I have a road bike (Felt 80). I have a hybrid...

I have a road bike (Felt 80). I have a hybrid (Specialized Crossroads Elite A-1). Which one has the most miles? Which one lets you use street shoes or sandals (going to work, or play)? Which one...
06-17-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By Butch

Rock and Roll Red.

Rock and Roll Red.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Butch

I have a 2004 Specialized Crossroads Elite A-1. ...

I have a 2004 Specialized Crossroads Elite A-1. I love it. It is not a MTB and it's not a roadie. It falls in between. It's great buzzing around town, has large enough tires that I can travel on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,024
Posted By Butch

I think you are an a**hole. If you can't help,...

I think you are an a**hole. If you can't help, shutup.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By Butch

Tires have several enemies, but watch ozone and...

Tires have several enemies, but watch ozone and UV. This slowly hardens the outer surface of the exposed rubber (and most plastic). I know several antique car owners that coat their tires with an...
04-29-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,336
Posted By Butch

Imagine living only one mile to work in a city of...

Imagine living only one mile to work in a city of 2000 folks. Eight miles to the next nearest town. Under 20 miles to the state capital. Living in a valley surrounded by mountains, but the valley...
04-29-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,892
Posted By Butch

Imagine living only one mile to work in a city of...

Imagine living only one mile to work in a city of 2000 folks. Eight miles to the next nearest town. Under 20 miles to the state capital. Living in a valley surrounded by mountains, but the valley...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Butch

I am jealous. Your bike looks great. What size...

I am jealous. Your bike looks great. What size is it? I personally like more spokes, but the times are achanging. Over 55.
04-01-06, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,252
Posted By Butch

My wife had a similar situation with her bike. ...

My wife had a similar situation with her bike. The solution was a seat off an exercise bike. Big, wide, and ugly but it worked.
10-28-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,417
Posted By Butch

Would you invest your money for a 10% return?

Would you invest your money for a 10% return?
10-15-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Butch

Yes, you may have a rim that is not true. You...

Yes, you may have a rim that is not true. You may also have something wrong with the QR or how you are applying it. Try applying it when you have inverted your bike and see if it does the same...
10-02-05, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By Butch

I had a similar problem on my Shogun. The rear...

I had a similar problem on my Shogun. The rear derailleur was not free. The large pin that allows it to rotate had lost it's lube and wasn't allowing it to return freely. This occurred in the...
09-24-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Butch

Jameson is on the right track. Install carriage...

Jameson is on the right track. Install carriage bolts (no slot or hex head) and then install the nuts underneath. When done, bugger the threads so that a second person will be needed to hold the...
09-04-05, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Butch

As in the previous reply, I suspect the brakes. ...

As in the previous reply, I suspect the brakes. However, it is possible to embed a piece of metal or stone in the brake pads. Take a close look. This happened to me and I had to check them twice...
Forum: Introductions
09-04-05, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Butch

Welcome! Which model and year is our...

Welcome! Which model and year is our specialized? I have an A-1. 27 speeds, front shock, and a seat that is cushioned. The last part is important.
Forum: Introductions
09-04-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Butch

Welcome Jeff. I'm a little older than you, but I...

Welcome Jeff. I'm a little older than you, but I do remember the winters in MN (Golden Valley). I've never been to Brainard, but I believe my grandmother (Brummond) was from there.

I ride a...
09-03-05, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Butch

This happened to me with my Shogun. The problem ...

This happened to me with my Shogun. The problem was that the rear derailleur wasn't putting adequate tension on the chain. This was a lack of lubrication on the two "knuckles" that allow the...
08-26-05, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By Butch

A couple of suggestions. First, use some WD-40...

A couple of suggestions. First, use some WD-40 on the seat post. Let it set for 24 hours. Then try to get it to turn. You may have to use a pipe wrench (I hope not) to get it to start to turn. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,299
Posted By Butch

For an informational forum, this subject has...

For an informational forum, this subject has gotten a lot of garbage as a response. The correct answer is that yes, the reflectors do draw attention and make the rider seen ( a good thing). The...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-05, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Butch

I've never been to NY except to catch a plane. ...

I've never been to NY except to catch a plane. However, I am a newbie and a 12 to 13 mph is not a bad speed, especially in traffic which I suspect you have. Play it safe, watch what is coming. Not...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-05, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Butch

I also would use the road bike. They are faster...

I also would use the road bike. They are faster and more efficient. It also takes a little getting used to. You indicate that the road is safe and this is the best place to get your riding skills...
Forum: Introductions
07-02-05, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Butch

Sorry about the diabetes, but the excercise is...

Sorry about the diabetes, but the excercise is good for you. I'm a little south of you in Jefferson. Both my son and I ride on weekends. He also graduated from WOSC and is now teaching in Lebanon,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-05, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By Butch

I had a similar thing happen to my ShoGun. The...

I had a similar thing happen to my ShoGun. The problem was that the rear derailluer had frozen up. It would not swing freely. This was fixed by applying lubricant to the major pivot point on the...
05-01-05, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 160,131
Posted By Butch

Does anyone recognize the name "Seraph"? My wife...

Does anyone recognize the name "Seraph"? My wife and I were at a church garage sale and all the bikes were $15, except this one that looked a little funny was only $10. It is a stepthough CrMo...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,646
Posted By Butch

Sounds like a bunch of bull**** to me. The bars...

Sounds like a bunch of bull**** to me. The bars are inverted to make riding more comfortable. Not all individualls can bend over double to make their bikes preform like they wish. Ergo, inverted...
Forum: Introductions
04-23-05, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Butch

Sounds like a good reason to start biking to me! ...

Sounds like a good reason to start biking to me! I have of late been getting back into riding and just bought a Felt 80 for my first road bike. My oldest son just bought a bike off e-bay, steel...
04-19-05, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By Butch

The previous answer is correct. On my Felt 80 I...

The previous answer is correct. On my Felt 80 I had a similar situation and downloaded the adjustment information from the Shimano site. The bottom line is that you should not use the extreme gear...
04-19-05, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,927
Posted By Butch

It is strange that you ask. I was at a church...

It is strange that you ask. I was at a church garage sale and got really bored as my wife kept looking at things I was not interested in. I had passed the bicycle section and had seen a really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-05, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By Butch

Everyone is laughing, but it is not really too...

Everyone is laughing, but it is not really too funny to the individual that takes the fall because he/or she is still clipped in. If it has not happened to you, you might not realize that it is also...
04-13-05, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,746
Posted By Butch

This is a bad rap for riders. If you can't walk,...

This is a bad rap for riders. If you can't walk, you better sleep in situ.
Forum: Introductions
04-09-05, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Butch

Welcome SamSpade. I left Bozeman years before...

Welcome SamSpade. I left Bozeman years before you started riding! It certainly has grown. I also bought my first road bike this year, a Felt 80. I live south of Salem and am not that far from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-05, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Butch

I feel your pain. Do not buy a 52cm bike. I am...

I feel your pain. Do not buy a 52cm bike. I am 5'4" and I use a 52 cm bike. You should be looking for a larger bike, say a 58 cm or larger. If the bike is too large you will be uncomfortable. If...
04-05-05, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Butch

J. C. Higgins is a Sears brand. It was likely...

J. C. Higgins is a Sears brand. It was likely made by somebody else.

Ex Wards employee.
04-03-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Butch

We have assumed that the culprit is the chain...

We have assumed that the culprit is the chain ring. I could be uneven wear in the chain itself. Replace the chain first. Then if you still have a problem get a new front chainring.
Forum: Introductions
03-29-05, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Butch

I don't know that I can help you, but I have a...

I don't know that I can help you, but I have a bike (my wifes) that I would like to identify. It is a cromo, stepthrough, with the markings Seraph, Mizutani, Ringyo, and Japan. Does this sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-05, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By Butch

I am not an expert, but I can help you with part...

I am not an expert, but I can help you with part of this. TIG is tungsten in gas, a type of welding. Normally an inert gas shields the weld and prevents bad things from happening. To me, "lugs"...
Forum: Introductions
03-26-05, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Butch

I live in Oregon and have a Felt 80 for road...

I live in Oregon and have a Felt 80 for road biking. I answered your post because my wife is Irish ( and quite argumentative, I might add). What sort of biking and bike do you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-05, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Butch

I am pretty new and bought a Felt 90 for my first...

I am pretty new and bought a Felt 90 for my first road bike. I like it. It is aluminum and you can tell the difference between it and a steel bike. But it is light and moves well. Dollar for...
Forum: Introductions
03-26-05, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Butch

I will say welcome to you. My name is Butch and...

I will say welcome to you. My name is Butch and I live in Oregon, south of Salem. Dogs are not to big an issue here but when I had a paper route years ago, a pint or quart spray bottle filled with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-05, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Butch

I sympathize with your situation. There are lots...

I sympathize with your situation. There are lots of bikes and lots of names that have changed in 20 years.

You have decided to get a road bike, the next thing is to get fitted. Learn what size...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By Butch

I have not have your problem to the same extent,...

I have not have your problem to the same extent, however, I did buy a Specialized Elite A1. It came with a "Body Geometry" saddle. This was so comfortable for me that I went to buy another one for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Butch

Besides all the clothing, I personnaly liked...

Besides all the clothing, I personnaly liked getting the computer. It says what you are doing and how well you are doing. It allows you to challenge yourself and see your progress. Do wear a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-05, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Butch

My local lbs says that I can put anything up to...

My local lbs says that I can put anything up to 28mm and probably 35. To be safe I would recommend that you use a size that is close to what you have. If you have 23 mm, you will have no trouble...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-05, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,252
Posted By Butch

I bought an 04 Felt 80 yesterday. It came with...

I bought an 04 Felt 80 yesterday. It came with clipless pedals. I did change them for something closer to a mountain bike type so I could wear conventional shoes for riding to work, etc.

I...
02-22-05, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By Butch

As one named Lance Armstrong once stated, pain is...

As one named Lance Armstrong once stated, pain is temporary, but losing is for ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-05, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Butch

I wish to thank all individuals that helped me...

I wish to thank all individuals that helped me make my selection. It may be that my final choice will be a tiagra/105 mix. Thank you all.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-05, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Butch

I live in the same state as you. Where do you...

I live in the same state as you. Where do you find this bike? I am just south and east of Salem.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-05, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Butch

I did see a Lemond. It was a Croix de Fer but...

I did see a Lemond. It was a Croix de Fer but was $1250. It is a clean looking bike, but what makes it so much better?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Butch

I didn't see that bike at our lbs's. What makes...

I didn't see that bike at our lbs's. What makes it better?
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