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08-15-03, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By doonster

The hardest job on that may be removing the BB...

The hardest job on that may be removing the BB from the shell. Happened to me on my old beater frame so I had to buy a new frame ($120 from ebay). No amount of long spanners, anti-sieze, vice work...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-03, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By doonster

I've always been a spinner. Now I've got a...

I've always been a spinner. Now I've got a cadence meter, the numbers are something like this: 80-85rpm average over moderately hilly stuff, 90-100 on the flat (gives me optimal speed for effort),...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-03, 12:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,812
Posted By doonster

Go triple, I say. I run a triple (30-42-52) with...

Go triple, I say. I run a triple (30-42-52) with a 12-23 cassette. I get all of the advantages of a corn cob spread for efficient cadence on the flat/rolling stuff with enough small gears for big...
08-01-03, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By doonster

Some terms: English (standard) / Italian:...

Some terms:

English (standard) / Italian: threading on the cups: English has Lh thread on non-drive side, Italian is RH threaded both sides.

E-type: more for derailleurs than BBs. An E-type is...
08-01-03, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By doonster

Yeah, sorry guys. Hey, I'm a victim, too.

Yeah, sorry guys. Hey, I'm a victim, too.
08-01-03, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,480
Posted By doonster

Can spend anything you want. I did mine...

Can spend anything you want.

I did mine relatively cheap - cost about $700, largely because I splashed out on bearings (hubs - Suzue Pro Max, headset - decent FSA unti & BB - Phil Wood). Could...
08-01-03, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By doonster

Doen't need to be heavy: large diameter = stiff =...

Doen't need to be heavy: large diameter = stiff = thin walls = lightweight, just like tubesets.

This, I think, is a means of getting best advantage out of larger spindles (particularly common on...
08-01-03, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By doonster

Interesting, with its sprung saddle AND...

Interesting, with its sprung saddle AND suspension seat post.

On the Dutch note, there is a traditional Dutch style of assisted bike that uses a 25cc engine rather than the electric drive yours...
08-01-03, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By doonster

I also got the Harris deal, about the best deal I...

I also got the Harris deal, about the best deal I could find in a 165mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-03, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By doonster

Front Der capacity = difference between max & min...

Front Der capacity = difference between max & min rings

Rear Der capacity = (large sprocket - small sprocket) + (max chainring - min chain ring)
So for 53/39 & 12-27 you have:
Front capacity...
08-01-03, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By doonster

I think it's because Euro cycling kit is based...

I think it's because Euro cycling kit is based around the size of average race cyclist (whippets, the lot of them) rather than the average guy on the street. Without being rude, I would suggest that...
08-01-03, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By doonster

Are you specifically looking for a "proper" bike...

Are you specifically looking for a "proper" bike jersey for the pockets & cut. If not, any decent wicking material with a long back will do the job.

I specifically use jerseys with pockets for...
08-01-03, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By doonster

I'd say you've got the right attitude (and I'm...

I'd say you've got the right attitude (and I'm somewhere between a racer & a fitness Fred - without the pro strip). I'm sure you're machines would help outt he likes of the lady I passed last night...
08-01-03, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By doonster

Does anyone else get this feeling?

When I'm out on the fixed I just enjoy the riding along. I don't seem to want to rush, monitor my speed or anything else. Thing is, I'm only 10% slower than the full road bike.

Hills never seem so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-03, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By doonster

So i've been told - CXP21: OEM rim, CXP22:...

So i've been told - CXP21: OEM rim, CXP22: aftermarket. Little difference otherwise.
08-01-03, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By doonster

Thanks guys. To respond to a few points: ...

Thanks guys. To respond to a few points:

BAC5.2: surely I'd want the double chainline to align between the 2 rings (as per road bike), rather than on the middle ring as with triple, hence the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-03, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By doonster

Neither stem is way out: "really short" stems,...

Neither stem is way out: "really short" stems, IMO, are those <80mm & really long >120mm (that's forward reach, accounting for rise angle). 90-110mm has minimam difference, in my experience (I've...
07-30-03, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By doonster

BBs for triple to double on mtb

I was wondering, if I decide to drop the large ring on my mtb for a bash ring, should I use a longer BB axle to reset the chainline for a double? Is this the reason DH bikes have a 118mm standard...
07-30-03, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,646
Posted By doonster

I've just read both articles - seem reasonable,...

I've just read both articles - seem reasonable, intelligent and consitently argued. I agree to some extent, too.

He isn't saying Lance isn't an athlete, or that cycling is non-athletic, he is...
07-30-03, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By doonster

Got my wheels built - old frame with 120mm...

Got my wheels built - old frame with 120mm spacing. Mavic open Pro on Suzue Pro Max. Sora crank and Phil Wood BB - Phil BBs are great as they give 5mm adjustment so I could get a perfect chainline...
07-25-03, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,951
Posted By doonster

Not so much asking about specific lubes here,...

Not so much asking about specific lubes here, rather the means of applying them.
Round here I find any kind of lube seems to suck up the fine grit and dust that is prevelant due to use of winter...
07-24-03, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By doonster

I run semi-slicks on my SS. Kenda Krisp 1.95",...

I run semi-slicks on my SS. Kenda Krisp 1.95", cheap stuff from local sports store (no LBS here). Do the job for the gravel and unsurfaced roads that I use it on the most. More speed than knobblies...
07-24-03, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,951
Posted By doonster

Oiling fixie chains

Is there anything different required to oil a fixie chain?

On a regular derailleur bike the chain gets worked nicely in both dorections, which, of course, doesn't happen on a fixie. Was wondering...
07-24-03, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By doonster

Got a Paul FHUB on my SS - no problems...

Got a Paul FHUB on my SS - no problems whatsoever. Use a Bonty Maverick rim and Avid Cable disc brakes.

edit: that'll be a Mustang rim, then.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By doonster

CD is an anodizing process (according to Mavic),...

CD is an anodizing process (according to Mavic), ceramic is a ceraminc layer added to the braking surface to improve friction.

Not sure on the DT revs (though I can't see why they'd be a problem)...
07-21-03, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By doonster

Rivedell Bikes...

Rivedell Bikes (http://www.rivbike.com/html/rr_comfposition.html) probably have the simplest advice on a achieving a comfortable position. Not designed for racers or serious off-raoders, just your...
07-21-03, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By doonster

Check out Ice Biker...

Check out Ice Biker (http://users.rcn.com/icebike/) for all your winer cycling needs. These guys are talking about serious winter stuff. Nokian are definitely the leaders being Finns and all.
07-21-03, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By doonster

Seems OK to me. It's like that in the UK, too, I...

Seems OK to me. It's like that in the UK, too, I believe.

He may not be a danger to himself but he is to others, especilly if he swerves causing others to have to take evasive action. The points...
07-21-03, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By doonster

Why did you order a disc specific wheel when you...

Why did you order a disc specific wheel when you use Vs? Most pre-built disc wheels have disc specific rims on the disc hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-03, 06:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,531
Posted By doonster

Three things on Campag from my use: 1. Large...

Three things on Campag from my use:
1. Large ring shifting likes higher speeds: you should be shifting up while accelerating anyway
2. Took mine about 100mi to break-in. Gets smoother every ride,...
07-20-03, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By doonster

16mph too fast? Get a grip. I think you were just...

16mph too fast? Get a grip. I think you were just unfortunate. Hope it heals quickly. Don't let this put you off, though, or cause you to slow down too much.

I also endo'd about 4 weks ago,...
07-20-03, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,998
Posted By doonster

Use both, depending. Always 500ml in a 750ml...

Use both, depending. Always 500ml in a 750ml bottle, topped off with water as I, too, find them a bit too sweet. Gatorade has less calories so I tend to use it for shorter rides (2-4h). Powerade...
07-20-03, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By doonster

Softtail vs full suss

Couldn't find what I was looking for in a search, so here goes:

Was just looking to buy a full suss XC bike when I started seeing good reviews of softtail bikes. This got me thinking (in a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-03, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By doonster

Some useful links & discussion over at the fixed...

Some useful links & discussion over at the fixed gear forum, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-03, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,574
Posted By doonster

No stock frame for me: would have to be a custom...

No stock frame for me: would have to be a custom bike by Argos in Bristol, UK with Campag Record and a custom wheelset built on Hugi 240 hubs. A dream bike starts with a perfect fit, IMO.
07-17-03, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,686
Posted By doonster

All by feel for me, don't own a torque wrench. ...

All by feel for me, don't own a torque wrench.

What's correct torque anyway: just got a new wheel for my road bike with Campag hub. Origincal Campag lockring says 50Nm torque, new Hugi says 30Nm....
07-17-03, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By doonster

Seems a bit weird to me. "Custom" might just mean...

Seems a bit weird to me. "Custom" might just mean getting something different to what is supplied on the bike but if they're talking about a one-off manufacture that sounds wrong.

"Stock" stems...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-03, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By doonster

First approach: talk to her about this & explain...

First approach: talk to her about this & explain the problems, she should understand. Most important: point out dangers of over-lapped wheels.

General pointers I've used in 2-somes:

Follow as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-03, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By doonster

515s zero float? You're kidding me. I find...

515s zero float? You're kidding me. I find they've got huge amounts of float, probably the worst feature IMO (I prefer fixed). Have you reduced the tension?
You should have absolutely no problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-03, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By doonster

Gearings in the 53/54-11/12 are only normally...

Gearings in the 53/54-11/12 are only normally used by the pro sprinters in high speed work. Agree with MichaelW, you'll mostly freewheel downhill.

RD capacity shouldn't be a problem if you avoid...
07-17-03, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By doonster

Go careful with this. Some helemts might have a...

Go careful with this. Some helemts might have a void warranty if you add sitckers - they can compromise the ability for it crack up under impact or reduce your ability to see minor damange that would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-03, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By doonster

Ride both - agree with sebring: road for long...

Ride both - agree with sebring: road for long distance, stamina, conditioning; mtb for strength (& fun & injuries). Road bike gets probably 3 times the mileage because I can ride it right out the...
07-17-03, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By doonster

Good point 165, I wasn't looking closely enough....

Good point 165, I wasn't looking closely enough. Chain-stay angle also points to a fairly high BB. I'd still put 165mm cranks on for fixed street riding.
07-16-03, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By doonster

Check out the Il Pompino from on-one...

Check out the Il Pompino from on-one (http://www.on-one.co.uk).

Also Surly do a couple of suitable frames.
07-16-03, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By doonster

Couple of thoughts: bigger wheel on the front,...

Couple of thoughts: bigger wheel on the front, shorter cranks. These both allow for more pedal clearance as you have to pedal around corners.
07-16-03, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,154
Posted By doonster

Now that's a philosophy I can appreciate. Not...

Now that's a philosophy I can appreciate. Not sure I'd want to take the risks, personally but the argument is sound in itself.

Interesting point on the local law there, particularly as we all know...
07-16-03, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By doonster

Ah..but he wants alti, too. Cateye AT100 is...

Ah..but he wants alti, too. Cateye AT100 is listed at $90, should do the trick. In genral, though, you're looking at the pricey computers to get altitude - are you sure you really want that? For...
07-16-03, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By doonster

Damn, that's ugly.

Damn, that's ugly.
07-15-03, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,154
Posted By doonster

Don't agree with shrimpx: even with good...

Don't agree with shrimpx: even with good maintenance, things fail & it's useful/safe to have a back-up. Chance may be low but consequence is high on these failures so extra back-up is worthwhile.
...
07-02-03, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By doonster

I thought bikes looked pretty good in any colour...

I thought bikes looked pretty good in any colour until I saw that. ;-)

I reckon any bold, plain colour makes a bike look fast (black, yellow, red, bright blue). If it's a bit more retro you're...
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