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05-16-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,081
Posted By Cycliste

Shimano Nexave front derailleur - Cable question

I'm working on a Schwinn Searcher hybrid (nothing fancy :)). It has Shimano Nexave tap fire shifters and derailleurs. I am trying to adjust the front derailleur. The bolt for the cable is placed...
09-22-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,049
Posted By Cycliste

Justice would have been if it had been a tractor...

Justice would have been if it had been a tractor trailer instead of four law-abiding cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,473
Posted By Cycliste

Creative idea, but unfortunatly no, they won't...

Creative idea, but unfortunatly no, they won't snap easy on/off + once on, they will pivot and come off unexpectedly. But thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 05:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,473
Posted By Cycliste

Speedplay platformers

Yes, I figured that out. The old transparent ones were brittle, new ones are better.

Now I am trying to understand if there is a model that fit the X pedals, all Speedplay reference is platformers...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,473
Posted By Cycliste

The platformers seem to come in two models, one...

The platformers seem to come in two models, one for Zero and another for Light Action. What about X? Is there a separate model for Speedplay X pedals, or do one of these two fit the X model? Or none?...
01-08-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,454
Posted By Cycliste

HELP REMOVE this HATE GROUP against cyclists!

The group is rapidly growing, currently at 10,784 vs only a few hundereds only a few hours ago. It can overtake its adversary ( 32000 and stagnating) within the next few hours if we keep networking...
11-16-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,522
Posted By Cycliste

Sheldon Brown's Brooks Pro on eBay...

The listings are managed by an old friend of him on request of Harriet. Bidding may simply be a way to say thank you for all Sheldon's brought to the cycling world. As mentioned in an earlier post,...
Forum: Touring
09-10-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By Cycliste

Long-range touring using electric assist

Supposing it works, the extra weight and space is going to be more of a nuisance than assistance. The best motor for a bicycle is the rider on it. You. Train it to do longer distances, that's the...
Forum: Touring
08-25-08, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By Cycliste

Suggestions on touring with a 5 year old?

We did ~100 mls with our daughter last year in Quebec when she was 6, over a few days. Her on a Gary Fisher tag-along attached to my LHT or my wife's road bike. You will need to take it as it goes....
Forum: BMX
08-20-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,446
Posted By Cycliste

BMX Olympics

Anne-Caroline Chausson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne-Caroline_Chausson) :love:
Forum: BMX
08-20-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,446
Posted By Cycliste

BMX Olympics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5v2bqx0-qU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWqUkhCHLg8
Forum: BMX
08-20-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,446
Posted By Cycliste

BMX Olympics

http://sports.aol.com/olympics/story/_a/bbdp/its-usas-day-as-bmx-crashes-olympics/141239
08-17-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By Cycliste

Taking A Fall.

Easier said than done.

You have a far better chance of minimizing injury by reducing the risks of falling than looking for a recovery plan.
Forum: Touring
08-17-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,296
Posted By Cycliste

Different handlebars for Surly LHT.

From the pic, it looks like the handlebar may be too high. This can definitely affect handling. Can't tell for sure though from this perspective.

Is the handlebard higher than the saddle? If yes,...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By Cycliste

Replacing a tire that has never flatted

I expect tires to do 5000+ and this kind of problem would definitely justify a different brand/model.

No flats within 2500 is not that unusual but I am wondering about the frequency you re...
Forum: Touring
08-16-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,270
Posted By Cycliste

My Trek 950 touring rig.. good build?

I have the R550 canti with the dia-compe break levers (new ones) on my LHT and really like them. Cantis work well with road levers, the problem is with Vbrakes. The dura-ace bar ends are awesome.
...
Forum: Touring
08-16-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Cycliste

Costs for day-trip tours

I think you posted in the wrong section, even the wrong forum.

If you provide all the equipment, catered lunch guiding and sag wagon, $150 sounds fair to me. Have you run the numbers? (don't...
Forum: Touring
08-16-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,296
Posted By Cycliste

Different handlebars for Surly LHT.

If your shoulders are 24 inches, you must be Michael Phelps :) or you did not measure from the edges of the bones.
And if I convert right into cm, an 18 inch bar is one of the widest you can get....
Forum: Touring
08-16-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Cycliste

I just keep pinching tubes

Pinch flats are usually the result of two things:
- incorrectly mounted tyre: with one bid of the tire on the rim, inflate the tube a little, just enough to give it a round shape. Lodge it into...
Forum: Touring
08-16-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Cycliste

Novara test drive- in the parking lot!

Tell them you would like to test ride a road bike instead of a parking lot one.. :)
Forum: Introductions
08-16-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Cycliste

Noob from Mass

Hello neighbor (I live on the other side of the river), and welcome to the forum. See you on the road! :)
Forum: Touring
07-25-08, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By Cycliste

Surly LHT size question

Your Tarmac and the LHT have different geometry. The LHT, like most touring frames, has a lower placed bottom bracket than the one on a road racing bike. The 60 and 62 you refer to are the respective...
05-25-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,922
Posted By Cycliste

Let's CafePress and Fantastic Bull**** pay for this

There wan't be enough threads or enough said about this. We need to reach to every club and every customer of CafePress and their vendor "Fantastic Bull****" so that they stop doing business with...
05-01-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,219
Posted By Cycliste

What about bringing drivers to reality with...

What about bringing drivers to reality with images of people who lost a hand or arm while negligently opening a door on a car or truck's path? What about getting tougher on these offenders when they...
Forum: Foo
05-01-07, 10:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,288
Posted By Cycliste

The Prius has a lifespan of a 100,000 miles only?...

The Prius has a lifespan of a 100,000 miles only? That doesn't sound right to me. Most cars nowadays are still in their prime at this kind of mileage. The Kelly Blue Book indicates a $13000 suggested...
04-01-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By Cycliste

Chain cleaning & maintenance

You may save using some alternative products but I would definilty not contest Sheldon's advice on taking the chain completly apart! ;-)
Forum: Touring
01-15-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,420
Posted By Cycliste

Garmin Edge 305 for touring

This is the way I use mine. I saw several GPS with mapping capability used on bikes but was not really attracted by the size of the map. While I find gps navigation in a car a must, I don't think I...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,452
Posted By Cycliste

Numb Fingers

Bar tape + padding and gloves will help relieve numbness but wan't resolve the problem, you need to look at:
- your reach and position on the bike. Slight changes (mm, not inches!) can make a...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Cycliste

Winter brevets

Nothing here (Boston) seems to be scheduled for before April 7th: Boston Brevets (http://www.rusa.org/cgi-bin/eventsearch_PF.pl).
But if you do a search on the RUSA site, you will see a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Cycliste

I rode the century on Saturday, sure it was wet...

I rode the century on Saturday, sure it was wet and haven't much to add to the account other than i am still cleaning sand out of my shifters :mad: . Drafting was a pain and gave up on it, though I...
04-15-06, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Cycliste

Great article, thanks for doing this! About...

Great article, thanks for doing this!

About lights: I would just mention that they can be bought for as little as $10 and up, without any more details. Instead, insist that lights should be used...
04-15-06, 09:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,554
Posted By Cycliste

I think the average rider (of the 65M) is not as...

I think the average rider (of the 65M) is not as engaged as your archtypical one that fits more the profile of a great number of rather motivated riders we see taking skills/safety classes and/or...
04-14-06, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Cycliste

Here you go. Great post. I have met and...

Here you go. Great post.

I have met and ridden with people like you, former or experienced motorcyclists who just get it without any VC/EC training. Lane and speed positioning just seems to come...
04-14-06, 05:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,110
Posted By Cycliste

Bridges can be a big problem. We have two bridges...

Bridges can be a big problem. We have two bridges here that are illegal to bicycle on. Many cyclists still ride on them, I have done it but have been avoiding them for the last couple of years. ...
04-14-06, 12:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,855
Posted By Cycliste

I would recommend taking a BikeEd...

I would recommend taking a BikeEd (http://www.bikeleague.org/cogs/programs/education/course_schedule/) or equivalent class from a local/regional bike coaliton or club for less than the cost of these...
04-08-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,338
Posted By Cycliste

From the title I thought you doored a cyclist...

From the title I thought you doored a cyclist riding on the sidewalk while opening a passenger car door.

I think this has been mentioned before, one of the biggest hazards of riding on the...
04-04-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,225
Posted By Cycliste

This lady was ignorant of the rules but at least...

This lady was ignorant of the rules but at least she was reasonable enough to engage in a conversation with a cyclist she knew. The cyclist was very wrong in doing this, she was obviously frightened...
04-03-06, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,034
Posted By Cycliste

There are two bike lanes on a wide two way street...

There are two bike lanes on a wide two way street passing by a high school near where I live. I often ride by there. The BLs of course are on the parked car doorway and sometime cars are even parked...
04-03-06, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Cycliste

It's actually a phenomenon that began in the late...

It's actually a phenomenon that began in the late 19th century. Some women went as far as wearing pants while riding a bicycle :eek: Most opponents were... other women :rolleyes: but overall, the...
04-02-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Cycliste

The funeral bells are called the "glas" ("sonner...

The funeral bells are called the "glas" ("sonner les glas"), it's usually a low and grave tone with a slow tempo, reminding of a funeral march. It can last for half an hour to an hour, and be heard...
03-31-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,121
Posted By Cycliste

I think your problem or challenge here goes...

I think your problem or challenge here goes beyond a choice of saddle. When you say "since I've become much more active and serious about cycling in the last couple years, she wants to try to enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,489
Posted By Cycliste

The Ventos seem like a great deal and nice. Yes,...

The Ventos seem like a great deal and nice. Yes, Ksyriums are more expensive. Elites came stock with my bike so effectively I did not pay the $500+ price tag on them. All I can say is that after...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-06, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,200
Posted By Cycliste

I always knew those wedding rings could get you...

I always knew those wedding rings could get you into a lot of trouble but wasn't quite sure how. :D
03-31-06, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By Cycliste

I think you've got it right, though I still think...

I think you've got it right, though I still think I am getting more abuse while driving than while riding.

I can remember a recent outburst from a driver behind me who considered I was too slow...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-06, 04:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,301
Posted By Cycliste

I always wash them cold, short cycle and hang to...

I always wash them cold, short cycle and hang to dry after each ride. I never put them in the laundry basket because I know what will happen! :rolleyes:
Forum: Foo
03-30-06, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Cycliste

Three years ago, we had a similar situation with...

Three years ago, we had a similar situation with a capital gain on a home that included a rental property, and some expenses related to services offered on top of two employment incomes. We had all...
03-30-06, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 950
Posted By Cycliste

Yes, this thread is interesting because it shows...

Yes, this thread is interesting because it shows a lot of consistencies in the observations, experiences and studies brought into the mix:

- 4-5 years is a good age to start teaching our kids some...
Forum: Introductions
03-30-06, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By Cycliste

Welcome to the forum! This is quiet...

Welcome to the forum!

This is quiet impressive and very resourceful. I think also you have made a sensible choice of bike and your LBS' was great advice.

If you're looking for some cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-06, 09:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,403
Posted By Cycliste

I wonder what his family think about all this?...

I wonder what his family think about all this? Last of their worries probably when they have to deal with a father that drives them to the edge every single minute of they life. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Cycliste

Great work. I found your paper interesting till...

Great work. I found your paper interesting till the end, by that I mean: towards the end. The part about Lance is well placed and relevant but too long and should not be the conclusion of your paper....
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