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Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By Applehead57

Yes! Would never buy JagWire again. Maybe it...

Yes! Would never buy JagWire again. Maybe it was a cheap knockoff that wasn't really JagWire, but it was junk.
05-27-12, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Applehead57

Not me! I use "Fitovers". They go right over...

Not me! I use "Fitovers". They go right over your regular glasses. Perhaps not as stylish, but I think they look ok. They work beautifully and are pretty cheap at about $40. My eyes never tear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,556
Posted By Applehead57

Great question. Skinny tires are a handicap when...

Great question. Skinny tires are a handicap when you want to wander on dirt roads or mild trails. I'm running Specialized CX 700x32's and love 'em. Smooth center tread with lugs for soft...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,059
Posted By Applehead57

Light action

I've been using the Light Action for a couple of years and like them. Clip/unclip easily and easy to maintain. I've never had knee problems so I can't say these are better for knees or not. I'll...
01-10-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Applehead57

Naw, just tighten properly, check on it...

Naw, just tighten properly, check on it occasionally and you're fine. There is no additional wear on the components involved.
12-27-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,763
Posted By Applehead57

To those of us non-professional riders, 50 mph on...

To those of us non-professional riders, 50 mph on the flat is just not achievable. I'd nod politely the next time he tells that story, but make sure you take him out and show him what a cyclist is. ...
12-27-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
Posted By Applehead57

I'd just recommend staying on the bike paths. ...

I'd just recommend staying on the bike paths. Long enough to tire you out, but sadly flat, so just go fast. The side roads didn't always have room for a cyclist, so that can be a little scary.
12-27-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Applehead57

I just picked up a 2004 Stumpjumper FSR for $600...

I just picked up a 2004 Stumpjumper FSR for $600 and am thrilled with it. New cables, chain, seat, tires, disk brakes straightened and shock re-charged, so for another $100 I have a great ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By Applehead57

I love my Specialized Pave SL's. Really more of...

I love my Specialized Pave SL's. Really more of a CX wheel, but works great on my road bike. I can go anywhere on these and not worry whether I should be doing what I'm doing. Weight is good, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,338
Posted By Applehead57

HaHa! Ain't they a betch! Armadillo's are also...

HaHa! Ain't they a betch! Armadillo's are also a challenge. I no longer have the strength in my hands to muscle them on. I just keep at it until they surrender. I've also heard the tip about...
12-08-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By Applehead57

I added a set of Tektro 556's this past spring...

I added a set of Tektro 556's this past spring and am very happy with them.
11-23-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,211
Posted By Applehead57

[QUOTE=TurbineBlade;11680731]You'll never get an...

[QUOTE=TurbineBlade;11680731]You'll never get an honest answer here.

I love this guy! Absolute truth too. We all think we're just a little better than the other guy. I go after any cyclist I...
11-23-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,412
Posted By Applehead57

I purchased Tektro 556's and am very pleased. ...

I purchased Tektro 556's and am very pleased. Much stronger brake. I run 700x32.
10-21-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Applehead57

I've also read where someone puts the tire in the...

I've also read where someone puts the tire in the dryer, i.e. get it warm, a little softer and hopefully a millimeter bigger.
10-15-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By Applehead57

Sure you can, done it several times. I grind off...

Sure you can, done it several times. I grind off the rivet head and mix & match to suite my gearing goal.
You will need the spacers between each sprocket, and they thread on your hub one at a...
09-27-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Applehead57

Great ride and a great post! Thanks!

Great ride and a great post! Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,928
Posted By Applehead57

I've been very pleased with my Gunnar Sport. I...

I've been very pleased with my Gunnar Sport. I have Roval SL (CX) wheels and don't worry about where my ride takes me. The bike can take it.
02-26-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,743
Posted By Applehead57

I've found a better and much cheaper answer. I...

I've found a better and much cheaper answer.
I wear Cocoons, they are a slip over your glasses sort of thing.
Covers your eyeglasses completely and lets in no side light, very effective.
Costs...
02-26-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,477
Posted By Applehead57

I have a UO-10 that I bought new in 1978 that...

I have a UO-10 that I bought new in 1978 that looks alot like yours.
The crank looks different, otherwise it's a match.
02-26-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,619
Posted By Applehead57

Yes, I agree. I feel my bike shifts better with...

Yes, I agree. I feel my bike shifts better with Ultegra. It's fun to do, so go ahead and play with it.
02-26-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By Applehead57

In case you were curious, you can remove/add...

In case you were curious, you can remove/add individual cassette rings without much difficulty.
You will still need the locking ring, normally an 11 or 12 tooth.
Use your cassette removal tool...
06-19-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,340
Posted By Applehead57

Yes, very likely 27x1.25 will fit nicely.

Yes, very likely 27x1.25 will fit nicely.
06-05-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,374
Posted By Applehead57

That would be a great choice. I'm running them...

That would be a great choice. I'm running them now. They do have side lugs, so they take up a bit of room. Just eyeball it, if you have an extra centimeter of space running 700x28, the 32's will...
05-08-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,533
Posted By Applehead57

I would do a search of old posts, but from what...

I would do a search of old posts, but from what I've heard you can do it.
The derailleurs should work.
04-23-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Applehead57

Yes, I've done it several times, with a couple of...

Yes, I've done it several times, with a couple of thousand miles on each cassette.
There are no problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By Applehead57

I'd say yes. I've run 700x28 Gatorskins on my...

I'd say yes. I've run 700x28 Gatorskins on my regular road wheels and they worked normally.
Now you may have to open your brakes up wide, but I never had to.
I'm now running 700x32's and I have to...
01-29-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,660
Posted By Applehead57

Twice, I've cut up cassettes to create an 11x28,...

Twice, I've cut up cassettes to create an 11x28, and it has worked just fine. Do it.
01-28-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Applehead57

You probably do want a new chain, assuming yours...

You probably do want a new chain, assuming yours is well used.

If it's in good shape, you could always add a masterlink or two to gain the necessary length.
Your chain will be just fine with more...
01-23-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By Applehead57

I think you have a good idea of why it happened. ...

I think you have a good idea of why it happened. Very likely related to previous problem.
I'm not a doctor, but I did watch one on TV once.

For the hand problem though I have some insight. ...
01-23-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By Applehead57

I didn't need to add links moving from 12x25 to...

I didn't need to add links moving from 12x25 to 11/28, but I had a GS.
Living in a hilly area, bigger sprockets really help. You'll have the strength to climb any hill, it's all those hills after...
01-22-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,487
Posted By Applehead57

check out the Specialized Globe San Francisco.

check out the Specialized Globe San Francisco.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By Applehead57

I went from an old Tiagra square taper crank to a...

I went from an old Tiagra square taper crank to a new Dura-Ace Octa-link for about $150, via E-Bay.
I doubt an $800 crank justifies itself.
At my level (old and slow), durability means more than...
01-22-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,152
Posted By Applehead57

Good question to ask. I'm 51 and have been...

Good question to ask. I'm 51 and have been serious for about 6 years now.
I rarely go out unless I have a hour available to ride, either doing hills or flats, usually 3 times a week.
I thought I...
01-22-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,862
Posted By Applehead57

How about a difference tack? Change your...

How about a difference tack?

Change your road RD for a mountain RD, then you can move to a 11x32 cassette?
I'm not sure about a 10 speed cassette in that range, but I separate (saw apart) my 9...
01-22-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,163
Posted By Applehead57

Blue Loctite won't hurt in that situation. (Blue...

Blue Loctite won't hurt in that situation. (Blue is medium strength)
My old square taper crank never, ever loosened, that's more than I can say about my Octa-link.
01-22-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,972
Posted By Applehead57

I had a Bike Nashbar adjustable stem (before my...

I had a Bike Nashbar adjustable stem (before my last upgrade mania).
It's pretty cheap and gives you alot of flexibility and very likely a more comfortable set-up.
This could be a good answer for...
01-22-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Applehead57

I've been running a set of Specialized CX Pro's,...

I've been running a set of Specialized CX Pro's, 700x32 and find they let me go just about anywhere.
They have a smooth center tread and lugs when the path is less firm.
Rockstrewn trail isn't...
01-22-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,534
Posted By Applehead57

One of the great lessons in life I learned: ...

One of the great lessons in life I learned:

"If a little hammer won't do it, a big one will".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,143
Posted By Applehead57

I have a couple of thousand miles on my Gunnar...

I have a couple of thousand miles on my Gunnar Sport.
Running a triple with 11x28 and 700x32 Specialized CX-Pro tires.
I can go just about anywhere, and the ride is pretty cushy.
Admittedly,...
01-20-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Applehead57

I've been using Specialized CX Pro's, 700x32 and...

I've been using Specialized CX Pro's, 700x32 and love 'em.
I've used Gatorskins & Armadillo's, 700x28 and they are good too.
The 700x32 give you more options on rough ground.
01-09-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,131
Posted By Applehead57

I'm paraphrasing a quote from a Bicycling...

I'm paraphrasing a quote from a Bicycling Magazine article on a fellow who builds extreme jumps and trails: use platforms if the third of a second it takes you to unclip would be the difference...
01-02-09, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Applehead57

And no, there really isn't all that much of a...

And no, there really isn't all that much of a difference using 23 or 28 width tires on your bicycle.
To the average rider, it's a small difference, a little more cushy perhaps with the 28, but no...
12-05-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Posted By Applehead57

Stupidest thing I ever heard. I'll bet it's...

Stupidest thing I ever heard. I'll bet it's been 35 years since I did it.
12-05-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By Applehead57

I stopped my click by tightening the crank bolt. ...

I stopped my click by tightening the crank bolt. It loosens much faster than I expect it to.
8mm allen wrench.
11-17-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Applehead57

Rim tape in bad shape can cause explosive flats. ...

Rim tape in bad shape can cause explosive flats. Just a thought.
11-14-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,393
Posted By Applehead57

Concur on tightening your crank arms. Loose...

Concur on tightening your crank arms.
Loose ones make a clicking sound.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By Applehead57

I picked up a new Gunnar Road Sport on E-bay for...

I picked up a new Gunnar Road Sport on E-bay for $350 in 2005.
Keep looking, it's a good frame, (steel and all that real stuff).
Been very happy with it. I'm running 700x32 Specialized CX-pro...
10-22-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Applehead57

Harbor Freight is akin to Wal-Mart. Be warned. ...

Harbor Freight is akin to Wal-Mart. Be warned. You may get a good buy, but it will be lowest cost/quality.
10-01-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,566
Posted By Applehead57

LOL, done the same thing a couple of years ago,...

LOL, done the same thing a couple of years ago, brings back memories.
I dumped my bike after discovering a sweat bee in my jersey.
It can be re-inserted, but it takes great, repeat great...
09-26-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,467
Posted By Applehead57

Cows and horses are scared of me, Sheep don't...

Cows and horses are scared of me, Sheep don't seem to mind, Pigs are clearly fascinated by me.
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