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Forum: Fatbikes
05-15-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,524
Posted By Tequila Joe

It really depends on your biking lifestyle. A...

It really depends on your biking lifestyle. A fatty is #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) based on the number of miles I put on the bikes I own / ride.

1. CX...
02-27-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tequila Joe

Option 1 It looks like Jtek Shiftmate #3...

Option 1

It looks like Jtek Shiftmate #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) is the one I need. This with the Campy Xenon 9 speed shifters will be a ~$140 fix, its...
02-27-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tequila Joe

Yeah, I figured as much. I found a good article...

Yeah, I figured as much. I found a good article on the pull ratios and sprocket spacing. Campy 9 speed shifters with Shimano 9 speed derailleurs is one of the combinations that don't work together.
...
02-27-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Tequila Joe

Campy 9 speed shifter / Shimano 9 speed derailleur compatability

Does anyone know if the new Campagnolo Xenon 9X Ergo shifters work with Shimano 9 speed derailleurs? I'm currently using a Campy 9 speed cassette.

After 13 years, my DuraAce 7500 right shifter,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,686,674
Posted By Tequila Joe

I did, never again. The wheels were true out of...

I did, never again. The wheels were true out of the box but the spokes were not tensioned correctly so they popped and pinged on the first ride. The brake tracks on both wheels were uneven and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-14, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,686,674
Posted By Tequila Joe

ENVE 6.7 w/ PowerTap G3...

ENVE 6.7 w/ PowerTap G3 (http://http://www.powertap.com/products/ses-6-7-g3-carbon-wheelset) and Garmin 1000 Bundle (http://http://www.mec.ca/product/5038-735/garmin-edge-1000-bundle/?f=10+50332)
11-13-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,395
Posted By Tequila Joe

Winter training bike I bought this used...

Winter training bike

I bought this used Stelle CX frame, tires & brakes and a new crank; everything else was migrated from my back up road bike.
I never seemed to need my backup road bike so at...
11-29-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,209
Posted By Tequila Joe

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_X2FeaAobaBc/TCjj1NUhBWI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_X2FeaAobaBc/TCjj1NUhBWI/AAAAAAAAAfQ/b3rZBZ_-N0E/s1600/crank_bros_egg_beater_sl_06.jpg
11-28-10, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,557
Posted By Tequila Joe

Update: I bought a set of Nokian W240 for my...

Update:

I bought a set of Nokian W240 for my CX bike so I now have practical comparisons & observations between the Nokian W240 and Schwalbe Marathon Winter. Take this with a grain of salt though,...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Tequila Joe

How many years / miles do you have on it? ...

How many years / miles do you have on it?

I'm the second owner of my Alfine; I've had mine for 2 years & ~4000 km. The owner before me had it for about the same. After ~8000km the shifter is fine....
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,300
Posted By Tequila Joe

Lets put this into perspective... $7 / hr X...

Lets put this into perspective...

$7 / hr X 40 hrs / week = $280
$280 X 52 weeks / year = $14 560 (before tax)

Its not chump change but my decision would be more based on my current financial...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,622
Posted By Tequila Joe

I've commuted with my Afine IGH in temps as low...

I've commuted with my Afine IGH in temps as low as -20C (~-10F) and havn't noticed any increased resistance or experienced any "freezing up" and I'm running the original lubricant that came with the...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,622
Posted By Tequila Joe

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c76/TequilaJoe88...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c76/TequilaJoe888/Nokian%20Extreme%20294/DSC01308.jpg

This is the best solution for me; the Marathon Winters are on a IGH commuter that I ride +95% of the time...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-10, 03:35 AM
01-15-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,956
Posted By Tequila Joe

Yes.... give yourself to the Dark Side.... you...

Yes.... give yourself to the Dark Side.... you desire one... look into your heart.... you know it to be true.... IT IS YOUR DESTINEY!!
...
01-14-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,956
Posted By Tequila Joe

PaulRivers is 100% correct, there is a world of...

PaulRivers is 100% correct, there is a world of difference between the rolling resistance between these two tires. I wouldn't call the rolling resistance between the two "neglgiible".

I can...
01-14-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,956
Posted By Tequila Joe

There is a HUGE difference between the Schwalbe...

There is a HUGE difference between the Schwalbe Winters and Nokian Extreme 294s both in performance and rolling resistance.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-10, 11:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,251
Posted By Tequila Joe

My parents are in the Queens Park Cemetary, I...

My parents are in the Queens Park Cemetary, I visit my parents more often by bike than by car.
01-12-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,956
Posted By Tequila Joe

tjspiel speaks truth. This is the first year...

tjspiel speaks truth.

This is the first year I've commuted on 700c x 35mm Schwalbe Winters. They aren't good in snow over 2" deep;the front tire seems to always wash out but the rear tire sticks...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-10, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,159
Posted By Tequila Joe

This happend to my winter bike before, it was due...

This happend to my winter bike before, it was due to moisture in the free wheel; probably from riding in the rain / washing. The pawls stick shut when its cold enough for it to freeze and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Tequila Joe

I lusted for one of these but never got one. :(...

I lusted for one of these but never got one. :( This was in production around the same time as the Stingray, maybe a few years after....
Forum: Commuting
01-06-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,643
Posted By Tequila Joe

Has anyone run a regular friction bar end shifter...

Has anyone run a regular friction bar end shifter with a IGH?
Forum: Commuting
01-05-10, 10:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,872
Posted By Tequila Joe

Aside from cleaning and lubing the drive train...

Aside from cleaning and lubing the drive train when needed, my commuters & mountain bike never seems to get washed. However, my road bikes and fixed gear are always spotless.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,643
Posted By Tequila Joe

2008 Rocky Mountain Metropolis. A IGH is a...

2008 Rocky Mountain Metropolis.

A IGH is a fantastic drivetrain for a commuter especially for foul weather. My Alfine has been flawless thus far.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,278
Posted By Tequila Joe

Magicshine - A bigger, brighter spot than my L &...

Magicshine - A bigger, brighter spot than my L & M Arc HID.

http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_25149_1.jpg
12-24-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Tequila Joe

I commuted on my dual suspension for one winter...

I commuted on my dual suspension for one winter and had to replace the upper pivot bushings by spring. Also, the cold temps were tough on the Fox Float air shock seals and it started leaking air.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tequila Joe

I commuted for 1 summer on a 1972 Falcon and then...

I commuted for 1 summer on a 1972 Falcon and then year round for 2 years on a 1987 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo. Both had 27" wheels. I used Continental Ultra Sports ($20 ea.) on the Falcon and during...
12-17-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Tequila Joe

Hey, that is a really great idea! Probably...

Hey, that is a really great idea!

Probably the easiest DIY project I've heard of thus far. I was concerned about using one of those pre-packaged battery packs because it wouldn't be water proof....
12-16-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Tequila Joe

That looks like a cool option, thanks for the...

That looks like a cool option, thanks for the link. It looks like they'll rebuld my L & M NiMH 10.8 volt battery for $43. I wonder if they use AA size batterys so they can reuse the L & M batter...
12-16-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Tequila Joe

NiMH battery & charger help

Ever since I blew up that lamp in grade 9 shop class, I've had bad luck with all things electric.

I've used a L&M Arc NiMH for ~2 years 2-3 times a week from November to March. I'd get about 2.5...
12-14-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By Tequila Joe

I'm very glad that I am not commuting by bike...

I'm very glad that I am not commuting by bike today ... traveling at ~ 19mph, thats about -55 F with wind chill, thats not normal cold, its alien planet cold!
...
12-13-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By Tequila Joe

If you consider the wind chill effect, -10 C (14...

If you consider the wind chill effect, -10 C (14 F) is fairly cold. As an example, on a calm -10 C day, traveling at 28km / hr (~19mph) = -19.2 C (-8.5 F) I don't commute much below -15 C anymore; I...
12-11-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By Tequila Joe

I don't notice any cold from my cleats, I use a...

I don't notice any cold from my cleats, I use a these winter clipless boots and a good thick pair of Defeet Wolly Booly socks. If that is a concern, perhaps insulating insoles would help?
...
12-11-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By Tequila Joe

I use Egg Beaters full time commuting and winter...

I use Egg Beaters full time commuting and winter mtb-ing, they don't clog up with ice / mud like SPDs. What tire are you running? Studs generally provide much more grip on ice so I'm confident with...
12-11-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,139
Posted By Tequila Joe

I have Nokian Extreme 294's and recently got a...

I have Nokian Extreme 294's and recently got a set of Schwalbe Marathon Winters (700c) for my commuter

The Extremes 294's are way overkill if you ride on roads / paths that are generally cleared...
12-11-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,464
Posted By Tequila Joe

Over my hour commute, my water bottle nozzels...

Over my hour commute, my water bottle nozzels freezes, the contents don't freeze solid. I've found that if I close the nozzel and put them in the bottle cage upside down, the nozzle doesn't freeze as...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By Tequila Joe

It snowed so the roads are very icy. A friend...

It snowed so the roads are very icy. A friend came over and we did one hour on our trainers to a CTS DVD.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,975
Posted By Tequila Joe

"Diez plead guilty to assault with a deadly...

"Diez plead guilty to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill yesterday."

AMAZING! The guy admits that he shot the cyclist in the head with the intent to kill him and he gets anger...
11-06-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,354
Posted By Tequila Joe

Great review, the carbon belt drive is really...

Great review, the carbon belt drive is really interesting isn't it? I thought that it would be a cool upgrade for my Alfine hub but your review made me realize that there isn't a break in my rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Tequila Joe

It sure looks like a sweet ride. If I were in the...

It sure looks like a sweet ride. If I were in the market for a new bike, I'd consider one.

http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/images/C1-side-shot-hi.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tequila Joe

Jade cycles http://www.jadecycles.com/

Jade cycles

http://www.jadecycles.com/
10-23-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,424
Posted By Tequila Joe

I researched the Castelli Insolito Radiation...

I researched the Castelli Insolito Radiation Jacket extensively last year when I was considering it. The jacket is more geared to be a roadie specific cycling jacket because it is cut to fit tight to...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,192
Posted By Tequila Joe

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=19504...

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=19504&src=froogleUS&currency=USD
http://www.utahtrikes.com/PRODINFO-JTek_Bar_End_Shifter_For_Nexus_Alfine.html
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,192
Posted By Tequila Joe

I would get a wheel built with a IGH like a Nexus...

I would get a wheel built with a IGH like a Nexus 8 red band, a J-Tek bar end shifter and use your SingleCross frame. The SingleCross's horizontal drop outs would work fabulously with it because you...
10-18-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,557
Posted By Tequila Joe

I have a narrow trunk box between my panniers...

I have a narrow trunk box between my panniers with a PB SuperFlash hanging off of it. Next time you see me, shout out "Tequila!", it'll be cool to chat with you. That weir construction has taken a...
10-17-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,557
Posted By Tequila Joe

Hey coldfeet, Nice to see another White Hat...

Hey coldfeet,

Nice to see another White Hat on the forum. :beer:

I live in the Panorama Hills and commute to the Foot Hills Industrial Park along the Nose Creek & Canal MUP in the summer. If...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,462
Posted By Tequila Joe

Well done. Interesting frame. I remember...

Well done.

Interesting frame. I remember seeing Steve Bauer frames back in the 80's / early 90's..
10-16-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,557
Posted By Tequila Joe

OK. Tire review time; We had 3" of snow on...

OK. Tire review time;

We had 3" of snow on Tuesday and another 3" on Wednesday with an assortment of winter temperatures, ideal to test the Schwalbe Marathon Winters 700c X 35. I changed over to...
10-16-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By Tequila Joe

You can "get by" without them, I have for years,...

You can "get by" without them, I have for years, but once you've commuted an icy winter on them, there's no going back to ridin' without them.

Yesterday, I was rippin' down a glare ice, 4 lane...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Tequila Joe

Not even worth $50 IMO.

Not even worth $50 IMO.
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