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07-25-14, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By 1986raleigh

No suffer the hills, LBS to rescue sram chain...

No suffer the hills, LBS to rescue sram chain installed as is 12x18 sram cassette, smooth as silk.

Keeping the kmc chain for Raleigh.
07-25-14, 05:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,071
Posted By 1986raleigh

In the town where I work there is a couple short...

In the town where I work there is a couple short MUPS in a liner park aboiut 5 miles total, it is winding through a tree belt along a creek, it is crowded with pedestrians, rollerbladers, kids on...
07-24-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By 1986raleigh

Thanks one and all...

Thanks one and all...
07-24-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By 1986raleigh

So I'm learning... guess that is what I get for...

So I'm learning... guess that is what I get for last minute preparations. Suffer the hills :cry:
07-24-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By 1986raleigh

Metric never took a hold in my brain in 6th...

Metric never took a hold in my brain in 6th grade, much less 45 yrs later... :roflmao2:

Course I coulda just thought 15$ looked better than 25$ , May just hit lbs tomorrow and as what they have...
07-24-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By 1986raleigh

Looks like I shoulda ordered 1/2 x 11/128" kmc...

Looks like I shoulda ordered 1/2 x 11/128" kmc x9.99 instead of going by original bike specs chain size especially since I knew specs for bike on bike pedia were not a hundred percent correct for...
07-24-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By 1986raleigh

chain/cassette aggravation question

I just purchased a sram pg950 11x28 cassette and a kmc x8.pp 18speed compatible 3/32x1/2 , chain.
I installed both and the chain is sticking between the high gear cogs in smallest three cogs where...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20,061
Views: 4,407,964
Posted By 1986raleigh

Sram 950 12x28 cassette, kmc x8 chain, stem...

Sram 950 12x28 cassette, kmc x8 chain, stem riser, brake cable and housing to allow room for rising stem
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,081
Posted By 1986raleigh

My wife got me one, wet it wet wring it a little,...

My wife got me one, wet it wet wring it a little, place around neck, still cool and clammy a hour later in 90 degrees
07-20-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By 1986raleigh

Dude if you'd teach it to not run away you...

Dude if you'd teach it to not run away you wouldn't have to chain it up that way... :p

Just kidding, nice bike.

Thieves are everywhere, just in some places it is a more risky occupation, horse...
Forum: Foo
07-20-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By 1986raleigh

He was from a different era, men smoked, drank ,...

He was from a different era, men smoked, drank , ate meat, worked their asses off, stressed, womanized and generally died younger. 86 yrs is pretty good, I'll be lucky to make 70.

If I'd known I...
Forum: Foo
07-20-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By 1986raleigh

Big fan here, RIP.

Big fan here, RIP.
07-20-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,979
Posted By 1986raleigh

What he said, a seat tube you could cut a couple...

What he said, a seat tube you could cut a couple inches off of? I wouldn't think so, seat post yeah.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,544
Posted By 1986raleigh

Going by the sizing recommendations in that...

Going by the sizing recommendations in that article I'd have to get a 76 cm frame, somehow I dont see that happenig.
07-19-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25,923
Views: 2,644,351
Posted By 1986raleigh

54.93 miles 15.8 ave, 3:28:48, 4248kcals burned...

54.93 miles 15.8 ave, 3:28:48, 4248kcals burned Starting temp 70degrees, ending & 74, wind 2-3mph, humidity 68%
07-18-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,494
Posted By 1986raleigh

Check the spacer rings to make sure they are not...

Check the spacer rings to make sure they are not loose and rattling, possibly a loose something down in the headtube? possibly something loose in the handlebar?
Forum: Introductions
07-18-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By 1986raleigh

Hello Alex from South of France from Texas north...

Hello Alex from South of France from Texas north of Mexico... welcome to forum... :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By 1986raleigh

unsupported hundred is tough, but sounds like it...

unsupported hundred is tough, but sounds like it worked out.
07-18-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By 1986raleigh

Brake cable too short would be my guess, ya turn...

Brake cable too short would be my guess, ya turn the bar torks cable housing, cable and all closing the brake?
07-18-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By 1986raleigh

Not too bad I only rode it once before, was a...

Not too bad I only rode it once before, was a rookie riding my raleigh 12 speed touring geared for 6 mos before the ride, I rode it with flat pedals, no toe clips... I only had to stop and rest on...
07-18-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,330
Posted By 1986raleigh

Couple pointers, what ever position you primarily...

Couple pointers, what ever position you primarily ride in ( hands on hoods, flats, drops ) position the bar/drops/hoods so your hands / wrist are in the most nutral position, wrist straight and not...
07-18-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,676
Posted By 1986raleigh

99.8 % solo, I have a coworker who sometimes...

99.8 % solo, I have a coworker who sometimes accompanies me on my lunch circle run.

In real life I am a surly, taciturn antisocial person who really dislikes 98% of the people I meet.

In my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By 1986raleigh

yup nose up just a little, as sweat and grunge...

yup nose up just a little, as sweat and grunge work their magic the saddle will be a little less slippery.
07-18-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By 1986raleigh

nice bike, welcome aboard.

nice bike, welcome aboard.
07-17-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,067
Posted By 1986raleigh

If saddle height is good, reach is good, balance...

If saddle height is good, reach is good, balance is good fore and aft as far as I am concerned standover is over rated in importance.

I'm 6"4 36" inseam, 6 foot arm span, and ride a 58 cm, fits...
07-17-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By 1986raleigh

Sounds like you have zero mechanical ability or...

Sounds like you have zero mechanical ability or aptitude, not a problem. Take it to a shop and ask what it will take to make the bike rideable/safe to ride. NOT restore or bring back to new...
07-17-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By 1986raleigh

The down tube shifters on my fuji are indexed and...

The down tube shifters on my fuji are indexed and quick, but I really dont like reaching down to shift, but I adapted to them from
the friction shifters mounted on the stem of my raleigh are a lot...
07-17-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,028
Posted By 1986raleigh

Kroll penetrating oil soaked down through from...

Kroll penetrating oil soaked down through from the top of the tube, a lot of it, several days soak in, secure the frame very secure is should not budge when the next step occures, a 16 inch pipe...
07-17-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By 1986raleigh

It looks pretty rough but if the derailluers...

It looks pretty rough but if the derailluers function and the cables move then it can be rideable pretty quickly, ya already but tires and tubes Im assuming, get the front brake hooked up and...
07-17-14, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,740
Posted By 1986raleigh

Ride it till the wheels fall off.

Ride it till the wheels fall off.
07-17-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By 1986raleigh

Steel frame, I'd ride it. If it did not shimmy on...

Steel frame, I'd ride it. If it did not shimmy on a down hill run I'd call it good.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,741
Posted By 1986raleigh

Nice looking is subjective, that paint is beyond...

Nice looking is subjective, that paint is beyond salvage but paint does not make the pedals spin.

Hard to tell from the photos but if the cranks are not froze, or the cassette and chain shot, and...
07-17-14, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,687
Posted By 1986raleigh

just a couple basic stretches, calves, hamstrings...

just a couple basic stretches, calves, hamstrings (need more work) thighs, hip flexors, abcuctors, lower back, triceps, wrist/forearms.

Doc told me stretching and hydration is the best thing you...
07-17-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By 1986raleigh

Congtats on 1k cummulative total, as everyone...

Congtats on 1k cummulative total, as everyone else says, dont worry about comparing yourself to others just ride and enjoy.

My average daily is a couple 14-16 mile loops I catch on my lunch, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,777
Posted By 1986raleigh

Heavy trucks.

Heavy trucks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,777
Posted By 1986raleigh

Chip seal is normal here, yesterday I rounded a...

Chip seal is normal here, yesterday I rounded a blind 90 degree turn which is at the crest of a small hill at about eighteen mph. When to my surprise I discovered a county patching crew stopped dead...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,157
Posted By 1986raleigh

I used the brooks proofhide from underneith for a...

I used the brooks proofhide from underneith for a month (probably 200 miles as I was a new rider) it was very hard with no signs of breakin.

I gave up and oil soaked it overnight, it started to...
07-16-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By 1986raleigh

Weird it continues to do the exact same thing...

Weird it continues to do the exact same thing even after shifter and derailluer were replaced.

Seems to me that would indicate something that would effect shifting beyond those items.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,157
Posted By 1986raleigh

I got a Brooks and rode it daily for about a...

I got a Brooks and rode it daily for about a month treating it daily with Brooks saddle treatment it was still hard so one night I covered the holes turned it over filled it with unapproved oil until...
07-15-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25,923
Views: 2,644,351
Posted By 1986raleigh

16 miles, 58:15, ave 16.5, 1247 kcals, brutal...

16 miles, 58:15, ave 16.5, 1247 kcals, brutal steady 18mph headwind on last half killed my average, 82degrees 60% humidity .
07-15-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By 1986raleigh

Nice, my marathon is a 1986 with same paint job....

Nice, my marathon is a 1986 with same paint job. Its getting less attention than the cannondale now days, but I was looking at a new keo pedals for it last night.
07-15-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,378
Posted By 1986raleigh

I went with a brooks, wear padded shorts, hike em...

I went with a brooks, wear padded shorts, hike em up to get good compression of perinum, bring the jewels "up front" if you will, before you mount and make sure adjustment on saddle is correct.
I...
07-14-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,002
Posted By 1986raleigh

ROFLMAO insert photo of three legged rabbit on...

ROFLMAO insert photo of three legged rabbit on crutches with protest sign against cyclist on the MUP....:roflmao2:

Don't worry, Bugs was likely dead within the time it would have taken you to stop...
07-13-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25,923
Views: 2,644,351
Posted By 1986raleigh

7-13-2014 12 miles, 14.9 mph, 96 degrees, 918kcals

7-13-2014 12 miles, 14.9 mph, 96 degrees, 918kcals
07-13-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By 1986raleigh

Texas is same as car, red or stop means stop....

Texas is same as car, red or stop means stop. Ignore at peril of tickets.
07-13-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By 1986raleigh

Forward effectively shortens stroke so slightly...

Forward effectively shortens stroke so slightly raise saddle to have same effective height, lower saddle if moving backwards, small adjustments.
07-13-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By 1986raleigh

Of course he said no problem he was selling it,...

Of course he said no problem he was selling it, IMHO they wont be a catastrophic failure, but with time vibrations may cause gradual failure. Monitor and ride IMHO...
Warning, I'm not an expert and...
07-13-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,284
Posted By 1986raleigh

I've had some success using an old chain wrapped...

I've had some success using an old chain wrapped all the way around cassett, locked in place with vice grips, then a pair of channel locks as whip handle to hold while unlocking ring
07-12-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,183
Posted By 1986raleigh

So you are one of the one percent who do commit...

So you are one of the one percent who do commit and proud of it good for you whatever floats your boat.

Sounds to me like for years you were overweight and hated yourself you finally turned it...
07-12-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,445
Posted By 1986raleigh

Nothing to be concerned with for that adjustment,...

Nothing to be concerned with for that adjustment, sliding forward off saddle is usually one of two things, downward tilt or overreach to hoods, forward adjustment and raise its likely gonna solve...
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