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Forum: Commuting
11-04-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,397
Posted By johnnyboy1

I bought the Elite 6 years ago. Used it for 2...

I bought the Elite 6 years ago. Used it for 2 car-free years in Buffalo NY. Love it! Still use it here in the northern AZ mountains, but not as often (warmer and drier here).
02-26-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By johnnyboy1

Adjusted the B screw and took it for a 14 mile...

Adjusted the B screw and took it for a 14 mile ride with no problems. Thanks for all the help.
02-23-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By johnnyboy1

I will try this first. No new chain,...

I will try this first.



No new chain, at least by me. It's a recent purchase and the previous owner hadn't used it in quite awhile.



User error? Maybe. It is my first derailleur bike. I...
02-21-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By johnnyboy1

The problem is intermittent for both petal...

The problem is intermittent for both petal movement directions. Below is a side view.
02-20-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By johnnyboy1

Jockey throwing chain problem

I have an '80s Fuji del Rey with friction shifters. The chain keeps coming off the upper pulley. I'm not really sure where to start diagnosing the problem since this is my first derailleur bike, so...
02-03-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By johnnyboy1

NTM 1982 Fuji

Really wanted a lugged steel bike. Saw this on CL for $150. I've added bar tape and platform pedals, raised the seat and bars. Took it out for 10 miles and it rides great except that the rear...
07-30-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By johnnyboy1

IGH cassette joint alignment question

I have a 2010 Felt X-City2 with the Shimano 8 spd internal gear hub. Last month, a bungee cord snapped and wrapped around the rear hub, damaging the cassette joint. The cable would not stay in the...
04-24-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By johnnyboy1

Peugeot UO-8 barn find

Got this from a friend who saved it from getting tossed. Already removed the tires, tubes & rim tape- all in very bad shape. Cleaned it up.

Appears to be a complete & original 54cm 1975 UO-8. Prob...
Forum: Introductions
04-24-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By johnnyboy1

Welcome, but one question- how'd you do it...

Welcome, but one question- how'd you do it without falling off?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By johnnyboy1

Interesting. Thanks for posting. Ignore...

Interesting. Thanks for posting.

Ignore others language comments.
Replies: 35
Views: 8,823
Posted By johnnyboy1

Thanks for all the help & opinions. I'm now...

Thanks for all the help & opinions. I'm now leaning towards the VO Pass Hunter but have about a month to make a decision. Pix will be posted!
03-23-14, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,242
Posted By johnnyboy1

Took them off Sat., so 2" of snow when I left...

Took them off Sat., so 2" of snow when I left work Sunday morning! Luckily, no ice, so it was fine.
03-16-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,242
Posted By johnnyboy1

This is my 3rd winter car-free. The first 2 were...

This is my 3rd winter car-free. The first 2 were mild but this one was a bear. If I hadn't had the previous 2 'training' winters, I don't know if I would have made it through. Experience is great for...
Replies: 35
Views: 8,823
Posted By johnnyboy1

Yes, Compass carries them. And I am leaning...

Yes, Compass carries them. And I am leaning towards the same conclusion re: triple.
Replies: 35
Views: 8,823
Posted By johnnyboy1

Will be building within the next month. Need to...

Will be building within the next month. Need to decide on gearing, though.
Replies: 35
Views: 8,823
Posted By johnnyboy1

I'm actually rethinking the DT. Will prob change...

I'm actually rethinking the DT. Will prob change to bar end. Also, will prob have a light load up front most of the time and rarely a heavy load.
Replies: 35
Views: 8,823
Posted By johnnyboy1

first rando bike build- what do you think?

I have been car-free for 2 years but riding a IGH flat bar commuter. I want to start going longer distances and am thinking of this build:

Velo Orange Campeur frame set
Rene Herse double crank...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,292
Posted By johnnyboy1

+1 I wear it all winter, down to 0F ambient and...

+1
I wear it all winter, down to 0F ambient and stay warm and comfortable. It just laughs at the wind,too!
02-23-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By johnnyboy1

Good idea. Thanks for the comments,...

Good idea.

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I think I'm going with the 105.
02-21-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By johnnyboy1

I didn't know the carbon/AL would account for the...

I didn't know the carbon/AL would account for the price difference. Figured the groupset would be the big diff.

I'm not buying from an LBS so don't feel right trying the bikes out there and then...
02-21-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By johnnyboy1

I have no real experience with either- my current...

I have no real experience with either- my current bike has an internal gear hub. The double tap sounds like it may be better.

The $200 also gets a carbon steerer tube rather than AL.

Is there...
02-21-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By johnnyboy1

need opinions on groupset choice

I'm getting my first road bike. I have the choice of 2 groupsets, both with a 50x34 chainwheel:
1) Shimano 105 11x32t
2) SRAM Rival 12x32t

The SRAM is $200 more.

Is there any practical...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By johnnyboy1

Patrick- love those wheels. I'm getting either...

Patrick- love those wheels. I'm getting either the Z85 or Z5, will have to look into those. I also love the pedals- what are they?
Forum: Commuting
02-17-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,413
Posted By johnnyboy1

6 miles in winter, 4-5 miles other times- Buffalo...

6 miles in winter, 4-5 miles other times- Buffalo NY
02-10-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,065
Posted By johnnyboy1

I use these ORs:...

I use these ORs: http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/mens/gloves/meteor-mitts.html

But I have an IGH, so shifting is easy.

The inner liner is nice because the finger part folds back.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,768
Posted By johnnyboy1

I ride, just takes longer. My back-up, if it got...

I ride, just takes longer. My back-up, if it got bad enough, is the bus. Every bus in Buffalo now has a bike rack for 2 bikes. I keep $2 in the tool bag for just such an emergency. Only used it...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,768
Posted By johnnyboy1

I agree with you, Coach. Running the studded...

I agree with you, Coach. Running the studded tires at reduced tire pressure is what makes my ride tougher. (Car-free for 2 years in Buffalo NY).
Forum: Commuting
01-29-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 161,026
Posted By johnnyboy1

The 7 mile ride home would normally take 35...

The 7 mile ride home would normally take 35 minutes, took 55. Cold (5F), windy, low pressure on the studs combined for a very tough trip. I was going to stop along the way for a 2 minute break but...
01-17-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By johnnyboy1

Cool. I'll look for a different brand.

Cool. I'll look for a different brand.
01-17-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By johnnyboy1

That's the problem- my 58 is French fit (which I...

That's the problem- my 58 is French fit (which I prefer). 60 would leave the seat slammed.
01-17-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By johnnyboy1

Thanks for the comments. I wanted reasons to keep...

Thanks for the comments. I wanted reasons to keep the Cooper, so posted in C&V! But I made a mistake- I didn't measure it first. It's 60- so probably too big. My other bike is 58 and fits perfect.
01-17-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By johnnyboy1

Does TPI effect ease of installation?

Does TPI effect ease of installation?
01-16-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By johnnyboy1

I didn't know the Felts were made overseas. This...

I didn't know the Felts were made overseas. This would be my first road bike build so if there are any suggestions re: keeping the price down, let me know. Here's some pics. Sorry for the...
01-16-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By johnnyboy1

tire width decision needed

The bike I use for commuting came with 700x38 WTB Pathway tires on WTB Dual Duty wheels. I went to 700x28 Vittoria Randonneur and got a nice speed boost. But I couldn't fix a flat! The LBS where I...
01-16-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,462
Posted By johnnyboy1

keep it or sell it?

I received a Ron Cooper frame set, fork & handlebars for nothing. I currently ride a commuter. Have never had a road bike.

I would like to get a road bike for this summer but have a dilemma. It...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By johnnyboy1

After 2 years car-free in Buffalo, I realize that...

After 2 years car-free in Buffalo, I realize that low temps are not the problem with proper clothing. High winds with little plowing makes for a tough commute, though! Just not from a cold body point...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-14, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By johnnyboy1

foxwear.net or Showers Pass. I am car free in...

foxwear.net or Showers Pass. I am car free in Buffalo NY for 2 years and will wear nothing else.
12-13-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By johnnyboy1

Icespeed W100- put them on 11/12, off 4/12, on...

Icespeed W100- put them on 11/12, off 4/12, on 10/13. No stud loss yet and work great.
12-04-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By johnnyboy1

This is my 3rd winter with Foxwear gear. I didn't...

This is my 3rd winter with Foxwear gear. I didn't care for the jacket for riding but is nice for other outdoor activity. I prefer the Showers Pass Elite 2. But everything else (socks, t-shirts,...
12-04-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 57,251
Posted By johnnyboy1

Got a free Cooper frame set, now what do I do? It...

Got a free Cooper frame set, now what do I do? It has 939 stamped on the BB.
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I currently ride a commuter with an IGH. I've ridden derailleur bikes but never worked on one. I'd...
12-03-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By johnnyboy1

Ron Cooper BB

I ride a commuter but just received my first road bike, a Ron Cooper. It's just the frame, front fork and handlebars. What kind of bottom bracket do I need to install?

Can't afford a proper build...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,261
Posted By johnnyboy1

Video, too?

Video, too?
Forum: Commuting
05-02-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By johnnyboy1

Winter riding w/ studded tires is actually...

Winter riding w/ studded tires is actually enjoyable, this after 2 Buffalo winters with a daily commute.
04-27-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By johnnyboy1

The LBS says $105 for a replacement EBB. I'm...

The LBS says $105 for a replacement EBB.

I'm going to try suggestion #2 because the LBS said that the AL frame on those Felts may get damaged.
04-27-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By johnnyboy1

Apparently, the only retention are the two small...

Apparently, the only retention are the two small bolts, which the LBS actually forgot to re-install, so I wound up trying this accidentally! Didn't help.
04-26-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By johnnyboy1

EBB seized- looking for last hope ideas

I've got a Felt X-City with the Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal hub, using an eccentric bottom bracket for chain adjustment. This is my first experience with BB maintenance. I posted pix in another...
04-08-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By johnnyboy1

I have a 2010 Felt X-City. I believe they stopped...

I have a 2010 Felt X-City. I believe they stopped making it after that year and have just started again with the model you're looking at. Here's mine:...
04-07-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,520
Posted By johnnyboy1

It's def. seized. Here's my plan (in order): 1)...

It's def. seized. Here's my plan (in order):
1) ammonia down the seat tube (really?) ($2)
2) let LBS have it overnight while they soak it in PB Blaster. They are also getting in some tool that...
03-31-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,710
Posted By johnnyboy1

Showers Pass Elite & Double Century- when only...

Showers Pass Elite & Double Century- when only the best will do!
03-23-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By johnnyboy1

I've had one for just over a year of being...

I've had one for just over a year of being car-free. I like it for commuting: weather-resistant, reliable, nice to be able to shift the full range of gears while at a stop. Can't speak for its...
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