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Forum: Touring
09-04-06, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By jayhop

I just signed up our house with warmshowers

i hope to be able to host some bikers. We live on the transam route in Kansas.
Forum: Touring
09-01-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By jayhop

stop by our place...

on the transam route that goes through Kansas. Our place is just East of Newton Ks. Five miles to be exact. We have a large yard to camp in. If you are heading West you could bike to breakfast in...
05-11-06, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By jayhop

That was what I thought. It is overkill.

That was what I thought. It is overkill.
05-11-06, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By jayhop

Getting ready for a tour

I was going to change the tubes in my tires. They are one year old. I took the old tube out and it was a slime tube. The tires are Armadilos. Is armadilos + slime tubes overkill? I was going to just...
04-02-05, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By jayhop

I heard on another forum they have had some...

I heard on another forum they have had some problms with the 7800 chain. There have been some problems with the plates coming off the pins. The new skinny chains have very little pin sticking out of...
01-15-05, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By jayhop

Try taking them off, look at them where the bb...

Try taking them off, look at them where the bb goes in and see if ther is a problem. Chances are that if you lube them up and put them on WITH A TORQUE WRENCH you'll be fine. You never said if you...
01-15-05, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By jayhop

Use a hair blowdrier to dry it off. You don't...

Use a hair blowdrier to dry it off. You don't want to let it rust. Even a little rust isn't a good thing and clear raw steel rusts very easily. So dry it off and lube it before it has a chance to.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-05, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By jayhop

I wouldn't do it. There are too many rules to...

I wouldn't do it. There are too many rules to follow for my taste. I know many riders who don't keep up there riding but insist on riding with groups above their level. That's fine but to make the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-05, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By jayhop

I've use both of them. There are two types. I'd...

I've use both of them. There are two types. I'd recomend the red extreme tape. It goes on differently. It's a really nice system they have worked out. Their tires are nice also. I'd recomend the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-05, 08:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,645
Posted By jayhop

If I'm riding in a group or next to someone I...

If I'm riding in a group or next to someone I like to know that they know what they are doing. there is a trust factor when riding in a group. If someone is riding over their heads they can take out...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-04, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,227
Posted By jayhop

The rule of thumb is 3-5,000 miles on a chain and...

The rule of thumb is 3-5,000 miles on a chain and 9-15,000 on the gears. That's what i remember. That is the guideline I read somewhere. You can keep putting on new chains until the chain slips on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-04, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,968
Posted By jayhop

Having a mirror gives you more info. Period. More...

Having a mirror gives you more info. Period. More info, more choices. More choices, better choices to pick from.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-04, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By jayhop

The Keo is a road pedal that has a long pedegree....

The Keo is a road pedal that has a long pedegree. Very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-04, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,413
Posted By jayhop

This time of year I wear my shorts under my...

This time of year I wear my shorts under my tights. Double padding!!! Oh yaa!! Bring it on baby!!
It might come in handy on that century?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-04, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By jayhop

Travelinguyrt, No it's a fact that the airlines...

Travelinguyrt, No it's a fact that the airlines handle bikes badly as a rule. I don't like to lump all bagage handlers into a bad categoy. But facts are facts. They could change!!!! But I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-04, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By jayhop

On a positive note that price is great! Now the...

On a positive note that price is great! Now the scary part. The bagage handlers don't like bikes. They like regular luggage. To them your bike is a pain in the **** and they will treat it as such. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-04, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,519
Posted By jayhop

Join a bike club and ride with others. It's alot...

Join a bike club and ride with others. It's alot of fun and the cars give you more respect.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-04, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By jayhop

So what is your idea? Maybe I could help.

So what is your idea? Maybe I could help.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-04, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By jayhop

I donít know why you think Campy is out to get...

I donít know why you think Campy is out to get you. Or anyone else for that matter. Campy is a bike company. They donít make guns or nuclear warheads. They make bikes. They say they made it so the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-04, 07:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By jayhop

This is what I found at the Campy website. You...

This is what I found at the Campy website. You and your bike may not need it though. But here it is.


New front derailleurs for Record CT drivetrains

This front derailleur has been created...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-04, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By jayhop

I'm not saying that you can't do it. I never did....

I'm not saying that you can't do it. I never did. If someone wants to they can buy the new Campy front derraileur that is made for compacts. Some people like to buy groups that match. It makes them...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-04, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By jayhop

LIVNGOOD, That's one of the reasons why the Campy...

LIVNGOOD, That's one of the reasons why the Campy came out just for campacts. The braze on non clamp style hanger doesn't drop far enough to be in spec. But if it works for you, fine. Ride on baby.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-04, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By jayhop

I've heard that there is a different front...

I've heard that there is a different front derraileur for the Campy compact. You could try it the one you have and see if it works well enough for you. People have different tolerances for stuff so...
11-17-04, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By jayhop

Something as special as that part will be hard to...

Something as special as that part will be hard to find outside of the Scott dealer. If someone has that part hanging around they won't be able to find it. When you order one through Scott, get two!
11-14-04, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By jayhop

Sydney's right, just do it. You can prepare with...

Sydney's right, just do it. You can prepare with some basic stuff. But you just need to do it. Unless you know you are totaly inept in the mechanical stuff. If you don't know if you are you will.
I...
11-14-04, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By jayhop

They are completely servicable. The first time...

They are completely servicable. The first time you take them apart you will be in unfamiliar teritory. You will do some things wrong but that is how most of us learn. The next time you will be MUCH...
11-13-04, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By jayhop

I have a Softride. There is a bolt at the front...

I have a Softride. There is a bolt at the front of the beam that holds it to the frame. Softride recomends that it is changed every three years. Maybe you should change it out. Mine never broke but I...
11-09-04, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By jayhop

Yes, Put them in the general shape and mount one...

Yes, Put them in the general shape and mount one side like you normaly do. Put the tube in and continue as usual. These are thin good tires.
11-08-04, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,080
Posted By jayhop

The colors on the kickback hubs were for the size...

The colors on the kickback hubs were for the size of the difference in the gearing. I had a blue one back in the day. Won my first race on it against one speed bmx bikes. On the long straight on the...
11-08-04, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By jayhop

You could just put it back on and see. As far as...

You could just put it back on and see. As far as I know, no one fixes these. They would replace it. But like i said try putting it back on. Did you torque it on? The crank arms have a recomended...
11-07-04, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,868
Posted By jayhop

Just take your whole bike in with you! It would...

Just take your whole bike in with you! It would be like a critical mass thing. Not sure if you should wear the bike clothes. :eek: Just explain to anyone asking that you have to match the paint on...
11-07-04, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,868
Posted By jayhop

I've used it on my frame. I just looked around at...

I've used it on my frame. I just looked around at the store and found a pretty ggod match. One problem I had was it matched well when the white undercoat was intact, but when it was gone the nail...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-03, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By jayhop

Thirty buck is not that much money. I'd say it...

Thirty buck is not that much money. I'd say it was worht the try and it'll look cool on the wall. :D :D :D :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-03, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,848
Posted By jayhop

I guess it depends if your having problems. No...

I guess it depends if your having problems. No problem, no orthodonics. I've heard that seeing a Dr. that rides bikes makes a big difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-03, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By jayhop

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-13-03, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By jayhop

I have one of those strange softride bikes. It...

I have one of those strange softride bikes. It has a fibergrass/ carbon beam that the seat sits on. I tour on it sometimes with a rack and there was nothing to attach the rack to. Those stainless...
03-12-03, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By jayhop

Anothe idea would be to go over the top of the...

Anothe idea would be to go over the top of the brakes and put a 90 deg. bend down to the bach of the brake. Those stainless steel straps come in different thicknesses too.
03-12-03, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,180
Posted By jayhop

I like how your car is tirty and your bike is...

I like how your car is tirty and your bike is clean. You have your priorities straight IMHO.
03-12-03, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,380
Posted By jayhop

Take a wide (large) sloted screwdriver and grind...

Take a wide (large) sloted screwdriver and grind out the middle so it bridges over the male end of the allen bolt. If you do it right you'll have a really cool tool.:) :D :D
03-12-03, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,180
Posted By jayhop

The new easton is light and knowing easton it's a...

The new easton is light and knowing easton it's a good post.
03-10-03, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By jayhop

I've heard from racers that it makes guys faster....

I've heard from racers that it makes guys faster. They take out all there frustrations on the bike and smoke the competition
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-03, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By jayhop

I got alot faster by riding with faster riders....

I got alot faster by riding with faster riders. Nothing motovates you like being dropped froma ride! They acccelerate when you don't want to, hold ther speed when you think you can't, and generaly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-03, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By jayhop

Yea, some of the changes in bicycles and...

Yea, some of the changes in bicycles and components seem to be just for the coolfactor or the latest thing with no improvement in performance. I've fallen into that before and probably wiil again.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-03, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Posted By jayhop

I did alot of looking at carbon bars and the...

I did alot of looking at carbon bars and the oversized bars jump up in weight accross the board. Unless you have a problem with regular stiff bars I don't see the need unless it's the cool factor. I...
03-08-03, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By jayhop

My brother did that once unintentionally. Up in...

My brother did that once unintentionally. Up in the hills they had terraced them so a 2 story house could look over the one in front of it. Motorcycles and us on our stingrays would go down them....
03-08-03, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By jayhop

If your going to spend time biking take the time...

If your going to spend time biking take the time to find a shop where they answer your questions and such. They can be a big help if they are a good one. Who knows, they might sell you a nice new...
03-08-03, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By jayhop

Won't they help you out if you call them?

Won't they help you out if you call them?
Forum: Touring
03-04-03, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By jayhop

D*Alex, I'll check my LBS and see. Cpratt25, I've...

D*Alex, I'll check my LBS and see. Cpratt25, I've also heard good things about the 2000s' and like Contis' in general.
Forum: Touring
03-03-03, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By jayhop

23-25X700 touring tire

I'm looking for a touring tire, any suggestions?
Forum: Touring
03-02-03, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By jayhop

700 X 23-25mm touring tire

Anyone know of a unloaded touring tire deal online. I've heard that in europe they are alot less expensive.
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