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05-24-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By lungimsam

Thanks, y'all. Glad to know I am not opening a...

Thanks, y'all. Glad to know I am not opening a can of worms with this mod.
05-23-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By lungimsam

9 to 8 speed cassette needs new free hub?

How can I tell if I need an 8 speed freehub, or if the one I have with the 9 will work?

The new cassette will have the same size outer cogs (11-32T).
05-22-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,139
Posted By lungimsam

A 2009 frame? I would get it checked over very...

A 2009 frame?
I would get it checked over very carefully for frame cracks, especially the fork.
05-21-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,186
Posted By lungimsam

Ask on the Rivendell owners bunch site on google....

Ask on the Rivendell owners bunch site on google. They could tell you what they use.
05-21-14, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By lungimsam

Changing chain and cassette as easy as this?

On my bar end, friction shifted bike:

Procedure:
1. Shift to smallest rear cog, and largest chainring.
2. Remove old chain, and count links to get a link count for the new chain.
3. Remove...
Replies: 46
Views: 7,988
Posted By lungimsam

Thanks for the info. I am not looking to...

Thanks for the info.

I am not looking to train, as in, for racing or really fast times.

I am just looking for fun, long rides that I will have the endurance for.

Sounds like for that, I just...
Replies: 46
Views: 7,988
Posted By lungimsam

Its mostly rolling terrain where I live. Just...

Its mostly rolling terrain where I live.
Just hard to figure out how much training to do for my first 200k, if I ever do one.

Does commuting 30 miles a day round trip count with doing a metric...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,145
Posted By lungimsam

rivbike.com sells MUSA long pants and shorts,...

rivbike.com sells MUSA long pants and shorts, among other stuff.
I like the MUSA long pants.

But you could just wear regular clothes, and shoes, as others have mentioned.
I wear regular clothes...
Forum: Southeast
03-29-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By lungimsam

Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Replies: 46
Views: 7,988
Posted By lungimsam

Riding brevets as training instead of training possible?

Do Randonneurs initially train up to a certain distance, and then just ride brevets frequently enough for the rest of the year so that the brevets are training in themselves and just float throughout...
Forum: Southeast
03-08-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By lungimsam

How is Sarasota cycling?

Was wondering how Sarasota Florida is for cycling.
1.Trails/MUPS systems?
2. Commuting?
3.Recreational road riding?

I notice some roads like Proctor and Gantt are utterly shoulder less.
Are...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By lungimsam

Is Ben's Cycle a good company to deal with?

I don't know anything about them other than they have some very nice prices on components I am interested in.
But before I buy I was wondering if they are a reputable dealer.

Thanks for any info!
03-05-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By lungimsam

Any Rene Herse owners here?

I have been reading a little about their bikes and checked out the new Herse info at boulder cycles's website.
Wow!!! The new Herse framesets are expensive. And Herse components are really...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By lungimsam

Cool video. Thanks for posting. I like the...

Cool video. Thanks for posting. I like the through the cockpit angle. Very nice.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By lungimsam

Congrats. Now you know you can do it! Nice bike!

Congrats. Now you know you can do it! Nice bike!
Replies: 23
Views: 3,291
Posted By lungimsam

Why no Randonneur Across America (RAAM)?

I like seeing videos about RAAM and reading about it. Made me think:

Was wondering why there isn't a Rando Across America ride?
Seems like Randonneurs could easily qualify, and would be...
02-16-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,507
Posted By lungimsam

If you are not into preserving the original...

If you are not into preserving the original brakes you could switch to sidepulls maybe, if the frame will take them.

Or, doesn't someone like Paul make a cable hanger that mounts to the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By lungimsam

This site tells you how to figure it for your...

This site tells you how to figure it for your frame size. You could ask your LBS also about what is the widest your rim can take.

http://janheine.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/how-wide-a-tire-can-i-run/
02-11-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,781
Posted By lungimsam

Lycra shorts shrinking? Really?

I have a pair of some Descente spandex-y, lycra-like, modern material cycling shorts, and they have been great and I have always washed them by hand.

I washed them twice in the washing machine...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By lungimsam

Someone about the flat-free-ness of Hetres on...

Someone about the flat-free-ness of Hetres on another forum.
You can read the resulting comments. I think most were happy with their tires....
01-17-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By lungimsam

I got the bead on good and runs great so far. ...

I got the bead on good and runs great so far.
Jan's page, plus LBS info, and also a guy who has a Panaracer (Makes Hetres) Kevlar belt folding (like Hetre) Xpress tire came off his rim while riding...
01-17-14, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By lungimsam

Thanks for the encouragement. There are warnings...

Thanks for the encouragement. There are warnings about being careful to seat the beads correctly. Makes it sound like instant death will occur if not. So I was a little concerned when it wasn't...
01-16-14, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By lungimsam

It is a Velocity Synergy clincher rim, with a...

It is a Velocity Synergy clincher rim, with a Grand Bois Hetre (gumwall, kevlar bead, folding tire) going on it.

I inflated it to max rated psi for the tire, and that seems to have seated the...
01-16-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,624
Posted By lungimsam

Bead seating tips?

No amount of massaging brings the beads up into place. They dive at various points.

I am gonna try running some talc along my beads so they will seat right, and so I can ride them right away after...
12-24-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,834
Posted By lungimsam

NITTO Technomic for 59$: ...

NITTO Technomic for 59$:
http://harriscyclery.net/sitesearch.cfm?search=technomic&goSiteSearch.x=0&goSiteSearch.y=0

But beware. Sometimes raising the bars causes other things on your body to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,537
Views: 368,655
Posted By lungimsam

Grist Mill Trail, Ellicott City, MD ... ...

Grist Mill Trail, Ellicott City, MD ...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/9739648204_514a759553_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/70237737@N00/9739648204/)
DSCN0023...
Replies: 66
Views: 7,659
Posted By lungimsam

What makes you long distance riders want to ride so much?

I really admire folks who do long distance riding/training.
Was wondering what it is that makes you want to be on the bike so long and in all conditions year after year, day after day.
The obvious...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By lungimsam

I don't ride when there is salt on the roads....

I don't ride when there is salt on the roads. Afraid it will tear up the components and frame.
12-07-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By lungimsam

Honey looks like it will make for more...

Honey looks like it will make for more interesting wear colorations.
12-07-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,248
Posted By lungimsam

I think I'm gonna go back to Chain-L because I...

I think I'm gonna go back to Chain-L because I like not having to relube a lot.
12-03-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,944
Posted By lungimsam

I am interested in lowering the pressure to...

I am interested in lowering the pressure to achieve the 15% drop talked about in that Bicycle Quarterly article. But I have two problems:

1. There is no drop provided for a 40 or 42mm tire on the...
11-30-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,248
Posted By lungimsam

Chain-L vs. Boeshield T9 for chain lube?

Chain-L lasts way longer between relubes, which I like.
Other than that, I have no idea what might make one "better" than the other.
I ride in Maryland. Between 28F and 105F. On road riding 99.999%...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By lungimsam

I have a Cateye Omni attached to the back of my...

I have a Cateye Omni attached to the back of my Carradice Pendle bag, and a Pixeo fender light on my fender.
When both are lit up, it is a lot of red light on the back of the bike.
Especially the...
11-29-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,944
Posted By lungimsam

How low can I go on tire pressure on my tires?

I use Schwalbe Marathon HS420 Green Guard tires - 44-584.

They measure 650b x 40.5mm wide in real life on the rim and inflated to 55psi.
Lowest recommended on sidewall is 50psi.

But can I go...
11-22-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By lungimsam

But, I have been wearing a helmet light and a...

But, I have been wearing a helmet light and a quick, friendly, passing shine into their cabin seems to be doing the trick. They seem to be slowing now after I give the friendly light pass.
11-22-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By lungimsam

It is the cars coming at an oblique angle, on the...

It is the cars coming at an oblique angle, on the oncoming ramp, into the traffic circles I ride in. The ramps approach the circle at a diagonal, facing away from oncoming circle traffic.
Their...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By lungimsam

I started riding with some MUSA long pants that...

I started riding with some MUSA long pants that have a small elastic waistband and that is much better.
My street pants have like 2 inch waistbands that jam into my gut, giving me that uncomfortable...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By lungimsam

You can bail at the 62 mile mark they say and...

You can bail at the 62 mile mark they say and head for the finish if the hills get too tough on the CWC.

Or, do the Seagull Century in Salisbury MD. Utterly flat on the Assateague course from what...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-13, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By lungimsam

Try rivbike.com They have lotsa bags and fender...

Try rivbike.com They have lotsa bags and fender stuff.

Also, http://www.compasscycle.com/

Also, Velo Orange.
Replies: 3
Views: 1,612
Posted By lungimsam

Civil War Century. How tough is it?

Have you done it?
Thinking of maybe trying this next fall, but have no clue how tough it is.

I am a lowly commuter who did my first century this year but it was totally flat. Seagull Century, MD....
Forum: Commuting
11-12-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,942
Posted By lungimsam

Anyone here commuting over 10 miles one-way?

Just wondering.
How far do you go?
Forum: Commuting
11-11-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By lungimsam

Winter clothes that don't bunch between thighs and belly while riding?

I'd like to ride this winter.
The drop bar bent over position I ride in makes my street winter clothes (shirt layers, jackets) bunch up between my thighs and belly. Very uncomfortable.

How to...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,495
Posted By lungimsam

1. Yes, wider tires and lower pressures can help....

1. Yes, wider tires and lower pressures can help. Though you are pretty wide at 38mm, if it is a true 38mm.

2. You can also try a sprung saddle, like the Brooks Flyer saddle or the B67. I have...
11-08-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By lungimsam

Oops... sorry everyone. I should have been more...

Oops... sorry everyone. I should have been more specific in my wording. Sorry.

I mean that the turning/swivelling of the steerer tube/fork assembly feels really loose, like the headset is not...
11-08-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By lungimsam

Floppy Shimano 600 threaded headset question.

My front wheel flops side to side really loosely. Totally free. It has always been kinda loose feeling, but seems like more than usual now. It is smooth, no grinding or anything.

I took it to the...
10-27-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By lungimsam

Recommend Safety lights for the side of the bike/me.

Some motorists seem to not see me when they are on-ramping traffic circles.
Please recommend a safety light that I can have on my right arm, or side of bike that will help them to see me.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By lungimsam

Congrats! What a great way to spend the day...

Congrats! What a great way to spend the day together with your wife. Sounds like you all had a lot of fun!

I was there, too. My first time, also. What a great time and perfect weather! I did the...
Replies: 1,032
Views: 619,139
Posted By lungimsam

Did first century on my Rivendell Sam Hillborne...

Did first century on my Rivendell Sam Hillborne on Oct. 5th this year at the Seagull Century in Maryland.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/9739648204_514a759553_b.jpg...
10-15-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By lungimsam

Cotton bartape over gel pads doable?

Was wondering if the cotton works over gel pads on drops, or does it tend to not stay in place well.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,660
Posted By lungimsam

I got a water bottle tool holder as a gift from...

I got a water bottle tool holder as a gift from someone.
It has molded tool holding areas where the tools (now mostly gone) snap in. I don't use it anymore though.

You can also use a regular...
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