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08-17-07, 02:54 PM
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Posted By feefifofum

thanks for the reply!

thanks for the reply!
08-14-07, 10:38 AM
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Views: 3,433
Posted By feefifofum

bicycle shops in Buenos Aires

Hi

I will be visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September.

Any recommendations for a good bike store in BA?

thanks

ffff
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-07, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By feefifofum

This is the second saddle to go. First just plain...

This is the second saddle to go. First just plain wore down through the leather. This second one, the leather has started to curl up from round the edges. Looks more like a skirt than a saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-07, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By feefifofum

problems with Terry Fly wearing out

So I notice that my Terry Fly is wearing out after probably less than 7k miles on it. I love the fit of the saddle, but get sick of having to replace it every couple of seasons.

1. Any one else...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By feefifofum

don't use tire levers

You should almost never have to use tire levers to get a road tire onto a regular road rim. Whenever I do, I know I'm doing something wrong; and then I greatly increase the risk of pinch punctures....
03-01-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By feefifofum

nitto noodles

also consider nitto noodles
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-07, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By feefifofum

Don't go with brand name, go get some built -...

Don't go with brand name, go get some built - enddos.com (or endos.com?) etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By feefifofum

look like x2's to me

look like x2's to me
02-09-07, 03:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,149
Posted By feefifofum

looks like you maxed out

Looks like you maxed out. Three options, both of them smart-alecy.

1. More muscle.
2. Flip and slide to the huge cog. Oh, don't have a huge cog on the other side?
3. Hate to say it, but that's...
01-30-07, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,184
Posted By feefifofum

My experience: +1 for the 'dillos. -1 for the...

My experience: +1 for the 'dillos. -1 for the Conti products.

For commuting, love the reflective sidewalls on the dillos.

ffff
01-08-07, 09:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,814
Posted By feefifofum

small suggestion compared to others above: color....

small suggestion compared to others above: color. My choice of color for my fixie commuter wasn't just based on aesthetics (the 925 grey looks good), but also on brightness: I wanted to be seen by...
12-28-06, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,887
Posted By feefifofum

My reason: I like to ride with hoods and, when I...

My reason: I like to ride with hoods and, when I started riding fixed, was used to brake-ability in both hands. I only wanted a front brake and didn't want to have to think about which hand was the...
12-28-06, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,887
Posted By feefifofum

I tried the odyssey gyro method myself. My...

I tried the odyssey gyro method myself. My experience is that it's a pita to adjust, the brake feels spongy (or it sticks), and it's difficult to get the same tension between the two brake levers. I...
Forum: Southeast
12-12-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,639
Posted By feefifofum

tricyclists

almost too many clubs

In CH, depends on what you want.

the tricyclists (http://www.tricyclists.com/) are v friendly and a good developmental racing club with regular group rides. Their level...
Forum: Southeast
11-13-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,639
Posted By feefifofum

late to the party

chapel hill here. Ride all year, race in the summer.
11-10-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,779
Posted By feefifofum

no hard and fast

I'm not a mechanic, but... what the hey

I replaced hbars when they started to squeak and click. Beyond a visual (Pita if unwrapping wrapped bars) and a listen, I don't think there are hard and...
11-02-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,943
Posted By feefifofum

specialized sub-zeros

specialized subzero: annoying 'anatomic' padding, but removable liner gives them good temp range
11-02-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By feefifofum

love noodle

love the noodle too
11-02-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By feefifofum

shants has good advice - my 2c on french bb

Shants (I think) was v generous with advice on a personal email a ways back. I have French bb too. I've not posted the following yet, so I'll share here:

I ended up finding some nos cups from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-06, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By feefifofum

very useful - thanks! ffff

very useful - thanks! ffff
06-16-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,094
Posted By feefifofum

depends on what conditions you ride in

For the drive train: What matters most for good and reliable running is a clean and lubricated drive train. Whatever you use, wipe and clean often. What you use should depend on the conditions you...
06-16-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,996
Posted By feefifofum

I got a wrench force on sale for $25 (was $50) to...

I got a wrench force on sale for $25 (was $50) to replace my cheapy Blackburn. Very nice!

Features:
Brass chuck with replaceable pieces (a BIG deal)
Chuck has very solid bite on valve ( a big...
06-16-06, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,996
Posted By feefifofum

I got a wrench force on sale for $25 (was $50) to...

I got a wrench force on sale for $25 (was $50) to replace my cheapy Blackburn. Very nice! Replaceable brass chuck, wood handle, good and solid. Recommend highly.
06-16-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By feefifofum

good news! surprised it was such a loud clank...

good news! surprised it was such a loud clank though.
06-16-06, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By feefifofum

I have very few ideas on the noise. I do know...

I have very few ideas on the noise. I do know that bikes can transmit noise along the frame, so it may not necessarily be the bb. Did the lbs pull and reinstall the bb? If not, why not?

On the...
06-16-06, 08:34 AM
06-16-06, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By feefifofum

does gap between top of steerer tube and top of stem have to be 3mm

Just cut a new steerer tube. The gap between it and the top of the stem is about 1-1.5mm. I know that 3mm seems to be preferred, so the stem cap has something to sink on to. When I crank down the...
06-16-06, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By feefifofum

ooh, you hurt my feelings

Probably even more ******** than the coolness of spoke cards and tatoos.
06-15-06, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By feefifofum

yes - I win

I win
Forum: Commuting
06-15-06, 06:56 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,018
Posted By feefifofum

me too

42 * 16 (hills). 13 miles each way on a fixie.
06-15-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By feefifofum

my fault on the inner tube

Aye, a lumpy tube. My fault for a poor previous patch job plus a boot in the tire (which I had forgotten about). But I'd rather blame the tube than me.

I find the problem with g.skin is the thread...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By feefifofum

fat tires

2.0 seems too wide to me for my 13 mile one-way commute. Wonder how wide I'd have to go to notice a difference in flat protection.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,307
Posted By feefifofum

try specialized too

Ridden Conti's forever. Hate the threads stripping off them. Just bugs me, and doesn't make sense to me. So I switched over to Specialized Pro's. Good tires. After 600+ miles, no regrets. (and, erm,...
06-15-06, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By feefifofum

wider tires = fewer flats, all else equal

Folks: cross-thread here with one to the commuting and road forums.

I'm considering switching to 25 or 28 wide tires for my fixie commuter/training bike because I hear wider tires give better flat...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-06, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By feefifofum

wider tires = fewer flats all else equal?

Folks: cross-thread here with one to the road and fixed forums.

I'm considering switching to 25 or 28 wide tires for my fixie commuter/training bike because I hear wider tires give better flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By feefifofum

evidence for wider tires = fewer flats

Folks: cross-thread here with one to the commuting and fixed forums.

I'm considering switching to 25 or 28 wide tires for my fixie commuter/training bike because I hear wider tires give better...
06-14-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By feefifofum

bmp. you got me

bmp. you got me
06-14-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By feefifofum

the rocket speeds I ride it, it IS rocket science.

the rocket speeds I ride it, it IS rocket science.
06-14-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By feefifofum

1. ain't purdy 2. could rust

1. ain't purdy

2. could rust
06-12-06, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By feefifofum

awe c'mon!

I spend all that time giving a hoot when I spray it and within a few days of working on it I mess up the paint. Oh, I care. I care deeply.
06-12-06, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By feefifofum

chipped paint at lock nut and seat post

Any suggestions on how to prevent more chipped paint at the rr wheel lock nut on my rattle-canned frame? (Taking all the paint off is not an option, I want to keep the paint on!)

ffff
06-12-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By feefifofum

tks - passed it along to favorite mechanic

thanks p.mc. Passed that along to my fave mechanic.
06-12-06, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By feefifofum

unthreading cups and chipping paint

I've seen a number of posters complain about unthreading bb cups - especially those with French with Italian frames.

My recent French conversion suffered an un-fixed cup on the way home last week....
05-08-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,114
Posted By feefifofum

Hi - I have just finished painting an old bike...

Hi - I have just finished painting an old bike frame. Trust me, don't do that with a new bike, unless you're willing to spend $2-300. I recommend stickers or make your own decals. I have yet to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By feefifofum

Excellent - tks. At 70 smackeroos, it's worth...

Excellent - tks. At 70 smackeroos, it's worth trying out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By feefifofum

a cross-post cheapo Performance fork - any experience?

A cross-post from the fixie/ss forum.

I'm scoping out cheap carbon 1 inch threadless forks for my commuter ss/fixie.

I note Performance have a cheap "forte axis" fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,177
Posted By feefifofum

if it ain't broke, don't waste your moolah.

if it ain't broke, don't waste your moolah.
03-14-06, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By feefifofum

ceteris paribus, steel is heavier. besides,...

ceteris paribus, steel is heavier.

besides, Quality are out of the steamroller fork that I wanted.
03-14-06, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By feefifofum

thanx - if it is a k-fork it should be alright...

thanx - if it is a k-fork it should be alright for the job...
03-14-06, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By feefifofum

anudder fork question: cheapo Performance carbon

I'm scoping out cheap carbon 1 inch threadless forks for my commuter ss/fixie.

I note Performance have a cheap "forte axis" fork...
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