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Forum: Commuting
10-28-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By JeffRoss

I bought a pair of Swedish Army 100% wool pants...

I bought a pair of Swedish Army 100% wool pants at my local military surplus store last winter for $20. Wool will keep you warm even when wet. I wear them over a pair of running tights or poly...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By JeffRoss

I ride Marathon Plus (700x28). My daily commute...

I ride Marathon Plus (700x28). My daily commute includes 2 miles of gravel, our area is plagued with goatheads, and of course the shoulders are covered with chipseal gravel, nails, glass and the...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 04:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,426
Posted By JeffRoss

Mine lies below.

Mine lies below.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By JeffRoss

+1 If your back tire breaks traction and...

+1

If your back tire breaks traction and starts to slide, your ride is momentarily squirmy.

If your front tire breaks traction and starts to slide, you will fall.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By JeffRoss

When those denim pants get soaked, you'll...

When those denim pants get soaked, you'll probably not be warm and comfortable anymore. Cotton kills.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,748
Posted By JeffRoss

I put my Marathon Plus tires on in the middle of...

I put my Marathon Plus tires on in the middle of May, 2007 after a 9 flats in two weeks span--6,500 miles ago. 6,500 flat free miles ago.

I'm just north of you in Cheyenne, my daily commute...
09-02-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By JeffRoss

I used a Sanyo bottom bracket generator for...

I used a Sanyo bottom bracket generator for years, starting in the late 70's. At the time it was IMHO the best generator out there--other bottle generators were total junk. The drag is minimal, and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By JeffRoss

Thanks for all the input. I read some more on...

Thanks for all the input. I read some more on the Triton after I posted and realized that, yes, it really is a piece of junk.

My LBS can get a Sun for me for a pretty good price--and that looks...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By JeffRoss

Triton Pro?

Hi all,

I hang out in the Commuting and Long Distance forums, mostly. I'm thinking about getting my Mom a recumbent trike for her 76th birthday. Although she taught *me* how to ride a bike about...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By JeffRoss

Fantastic and thanks so much! I am curious...

Fantastic and thanks so much!

I am curious about whether they'll run on NiMH, so if you try it, please let me know.

I've got valve stem lights now, but all they seem to really light is the...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By JeffRoss

Questions about Planet Bike BRT-3F

I'm looking at these amber 3 led lights as possible side marker lights, but I am unable to tell from any of the descriptions I've found so far if they will a) mount on a steel fork blade and still...
01-29-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By JeffRoss

This is what I want, but I can't tell from the...

This is what I want, but I can't tell from the photos on amazon.com or anywhere else if the mount for the BRT-3F is suitable for mounting on a fork blade. Anyone tried that?

Also, has anyone...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-08, 10:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,031
Posted By JeffRoss

I had a couple in early spring and then 9 flats...

I had a couple in early spring and then 9 flats within two weeks the first part of May. :eek: Then my Marathon Plus's arrived. Since then, I've had one slow leaker that was a faulty cheap tube but...
01-03-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,520
Posted By JeffRoss

This year I made a trip down to my local Military...

This year I made a trip down to my local Military Surplus store and bought some wool pants that came from the Swedish Army. They are light brown and I think quite stylish with their button down...
11-24-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By JeffRoss

Has anybody tried a DC-DC Convertor/Regulator...

Has anybody tried a DC-DC Convertor/Regulator like the AnyVolt Micro (http://www.all-battery.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1809)
to boost voltage? Looks like us dyno hub people could get...
11-23-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By JeffRoss

Hi n4zou, I've seen your schematic quite a...

Hi n4zou,

I've seen your schematic quite a few times now, but I've always thought that with my riding I'd end up frying the NiMH battery pack in short order. Most of my daily commute is rural,...
11-22-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By JeffRoss

They are rated at 6 Volt, 3W, so I don't think...

They are rated at 6 Volt, 3W, so I don't think that will hurt too much.
11-22-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By JeffRoss

Building my own standlight...

I've got a Shimano Dynohub powering a B&M Lumotec headlight and a B&M DToplight. Last year I had the same setup powered with a homemade 6V NiMH battery pack (6 "D" cells). Like most others I love...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By JeffRoss

For the archives, after adjusting the hub it...

For the archives, after adjusting the hub it spins _much_ better now. I can easily get 40 revolutions when mounted on the bike, spun by hand and not driving the light.

Engaging the light drops...
09-10-07, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By JeffRoss

Update-- After adjusting the hub, it spins...

Update--

After adjusting the hub, it spins way better. When mounted on the bike but without driving a light, it will easily spin 40 revolutions when spun by hand and feels much moe like a normal...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By JeffRoss

Mine definitely needs some adjustment then. ...

Mine definitely needs some adjustment then. Spinning it by hand as hard as I can gets about 4 revolutions.

I guess I better head over to the mechanics forum to see if anyone has experience...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-07, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By JeffRoss

New Shimano DH-3D71 needs adjustment?

Hi,

I just got a new front wheel built around a Shimano DH-3D71. I know that this hub has some drag when it isn't powering a light, but this hub turns hard and is rough.

For any of you using...
09-05-07, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By JeffRoss

Right, I found that, too. So it's okay if I...

Right, I found that, too.

So it's okay if I pack the hub with Phil Wood grease and adjust it like any other hub? Somewhere I thought I'd read that these hubs used sealed bearings, but the pdf...
09-05-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By JeffRoss

New Shimano DH-3D71 is really rough!

Got my new wheel built around a new Shimano DH-3D71. This is the first time I've ever seen one of these, and the same for my LBS. Man does this hub turn rough. I know that there will be more drag...
06-10-07, 10:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,686
Posted By JeffRoss

Someone over on the Commuting forum has a...

Someone over on the Commuting forum has a signature that says "Throw your TV at your car."

My sentiments exactly.
05-31-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By JeffRoss

That's pretty close to what I remember. Do...

That's pretty close to what I remember.

Do you have an extra? Or an idea where I can find one?
05-31-07, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By JeffRoss

Bolt in dropout stops?

I'm looking for a bolt-in dropout stop. I saw one once on a Panasonic mixte frame. The stop is two sections with a small connector bolt in the middle that allows one to tighten the two halves into...
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By JeffRoss

Thanks for the inspiration! I stomped and...

Thanks for the inspiration!

I stomped and stretched and pulled and yes there was wailing and gnashing of teeth but I finally got both tires mounted.

They'd better not go flat at least until I...
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By JeffRoss

Tips to mount Schwalbe Marathons?

After having 9 flats last month I decided to upgrade to Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS348 tires. They finally arrived at my LBS on Friday (flat #9 was on my way to pick them up ;-)

I've been trying...
05-25-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By JeffRoss

Georgena Terry makes some fantastic road bikes...

Georgena Terry makes some fantastic road bikes that truly fit a woman in the 5'0 range. My ex is 5'2" and her Terry generated a lot of pure bike lust in me. The only downside we found to the Terry...
Replies: 168
Views: 9,938
Posted By JeffRoss

I'm in for 2 months in a row. Middle of March I...

I'm in for 2 months in a row. Middle of March I had a 105 miler the Monday after the early switch to daylight stupid time, and the last Sunday of April I did a 200K. That was supposed to be a 170...
05-02-07, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By JeffRoss

Count me in. When I was 35 my cholesterol...

Count me in.

When I was 35 my cholesterol was 275. I have the family history of heart disease on both sides of the family, plus I'd just started driving truck over-the-road. If you think your...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,914
Posted By JeffRoss

Sense or no sense, that's the honest truth. Now,...

Sense or no sense, that's the honest truth. Now, it may be that my glasses are somehow not allowing me to focus when I'm looking up and to the left. I have those minimal titanium frames with very...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,914
Posted By JeffRoss

I took a spill on ice last winter and broke my 25...

I took a spill on ice last winter and broke my 25 year old Mirricycle (top of the brake mount). While trying to find a replacement, I ordered a Take a Look. Nice mirror, but mounting either on the...
03-29-07, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By JeffRoss

Now you can start wondering when it will happen...

Now you can start wondering when it will happen again :-)

All my recent crashes have been at near stop, and one was almost exactly like yours. The worst was in front of Radio Shack as I stepped...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By JeffRoss

Busted! I've never even heard of Space Ghost...

Busted! I've never even heard of Space Ghost Coast to Coast!
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By JeffRoss

That light rack is just begging for a set of...

That light rack is just begging for a set of Groucho eyebrows and a mustache under the fender. The mustache could act as a front tire scrubber/cleaner as you ride :-)

Beautiful bike!
Forum: Touring
03-05-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,769
Posted By JeffRoss

I broke a mounting clip on my rear Kirtland rear...

I broke a mounting clip on my rear Kirtland rear pannier about 3 days into a 3 month trip. Replaced that clip with a cable tie and other than the inconvenience it worked great.
03-01-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By JeffRoss

Here in Wonderful Windy Wyoming we all fall over...

Here in Wonderful Windy Wyoming we all fall over when the wind drops below 20 mph. Our NWS won't even call it "windy" until the sustained winds go over 30mph.

For your viewing pleasure, I give...
Replies: 258
Views: 55,417
Posted By JeffRoss

Spring, 1976, Bozeman, MT to the Lewis and Clark...

Spring, 1976, Bozeman, MT to the Lewis and Clark Caverns past Three Forks and return, for what we figured at the time was 130 miles. I was riding a stock Peugeot UO8, and my friend Marc Pitman was...
02-20-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,951
Posted By JeffRoss

I've patched for years with good success, but...

I've patched for years with good success, but when I started commuting for serious last year the thought of patching alongside the road in the dark and cold and wind didn't appeal to me at all.

My...
02-18-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By JeffRoss

Cheyenne--First ride of the year in shorts!

Hi all,

I was fortunate enough to get out today for 65 miles in 50 degree weather. We had our "normal" wind of steady 15mph with gusts to 25 according to NWS--the northbound leg of my route was a...
02-13-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By JeffRoss

There are areas of Cheyenne that I will not ride...

There are areas of Cheyenne that I will not ride in for that very reason, but I'm able to avoid them without too much trouble.

I've heard that historically as a culture we've lived about 20...
02-12-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By JeffRoss

Here is an article on bike fitting in general,...

Here is an article on bike fitting in general, with a section on crank length.

http://peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm

I've always ridden 171s, but according to the formula in the article I...
02-09-07, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,538
Posted By JeffRoss

Do you have hand soreness? When I start lifting...

Do you have hand soreness? When I start lifting weights again, my hands get so sore I don't have much grip.

My setup looks a lot like yours, except mine is covered with dust.

Responding to...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-07, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By JeffRoss

Thanks everyone for the great ideas. I'm...

Thanks everyone for the great ideas.

I'm intrigued by making my own rain-helmet (not that we get a lot of rain in Wyoming!) but I'm also going to try bound's idea of re-working the strap on a pair...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By JeffRoss

I drove a semi for years and used to get cyclists...

I drove a semi for years and used to get cyclists drafting me through Fort Collins.

It scared the BEJESUS out of me. Not only did I have to watch out for the freakin' cagers (although I didn't...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By JeffRoss

I did. I had to adjust the helmet to do that. ...

I did. I had to adjust the helmet to do that. Some of the goggles even had their adjustment buckles in such a spot as to get in the way of the helmet ring.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By JeffRoss

Bike Helmet Compatible Goggles?

I'm looking to purchase a set of goggles for the last of our winter. I wear glasses and a helmet sporting a Primus headlight with its battery box at the very rear of the helmet. I tried all of the...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-07, 11:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,648
Posted By JeffRoss

I prefer a more active approach to side lighting...

I prefer a more active approach to side lighting at night. Reflectors only work when you are already in some cager's headlights, and I want more. I have a set of Tireflys UV...
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