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07-19-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By bklein

Cracked Campy Record 8 speed rear derailleur

I noticed today that my rear derailleur has a crack right at the top bolt that connects it to the frame. This is more than a hairline crack. I've never wrecked the bike. Has anyone come across this...
09-20-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By bklein

Campy 8 speed question

I have Campy Record 8 speed with ergshifters. I want to change wheels. Local bike shop's Campy "expert" swore up and down to me yesterday that I can use any Shimano compatible 8 speed rear wheel...
06-22-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By bklein

Advice on picking a new bike rack

I left my 3 bike Sair rack on the car for a week. It got stolen from right in front of my house.I won't be laughing at my friend anymore who always puts the rack in the trunk when we get to our...
10-14-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,653
Posted By bklein

What pedals do you sue?

What pedals do use for your road fixed gear bike? I keep switching between clipless and straps. But I notice lots of bikes with standard flat pedals. Sort of wondering how many folks don't prefer to...
10-14-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,145,120
Posted By bklein

What pedals do you use? I go back and forth...

What pedals do you use? I go back and forth between straps and clipless.
09-28-08, 07:40 AM
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Views: 4,145,120
Posted By bklein

Chain color

how do you get a purple chain
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By bklein

Polar hear rate monitor with speed distance, time...

Polar hear rate monitor with speed distance, time all that. can add cadence adapter and power wattage.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By bklein

My wheels: rear is campy hub 32 hole/14ga mavic...

My wheels: rear is campy hub 32 hole/14ga mavic ceramic rim. I switch up the front.
18 spoke Rolf Vector areo rim with bladed spokes or a 24 hole campy hub mavic ceramic rim with ti spokes.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By bklein

Which upgrades to lighten bike

I have a 1992 Basso Ti frame/EMS carbon fork, Ergo shifters with Campy record 8 speed. These are the current upgrade options I'm considering:
1. Replace ceneli quill stem and handle bars with quill...
08-31-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By bklein

I came here this morn seeking similar assistance....

I came here this morn seeking similar assistance. I have a 7 speed free hub wheel (shimano 105) that must be replaced as it will just longer stay true. This sounds like a lot of work to keep this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By bklein

I'm 50 and run 3-5 miles nearly every day unless...

I'm 50 and run 3-5 miles nearly every day unless I ride. I've found that doing slow runs greatly increased my aerobic base which has helped my cycling in a major way. I ride longer and faster with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,886
Posted By bklein

I jumped onto group a few months ago that was...

I jumped onto group a few months ago that was pushing 28-30mph. Knowing that there are two Sunday groups and I was looking for the slower one, I yelled "Is this the fast group or the slow group". The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By bklein

Carbon Rims

LBS says not to use carbon rims for all or most of my riding. They say that they won't hold up? I ride 3-4 times per week ranging 20-50/60 mile rides. I was looking at the Hed 50mm rims with ss...
08-03-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By bklein

Only ask as all I see are bolt on hubs for front...

Only ask as all I see are bolt on hubs for front and rear. I understand to se bolt on at rear for stronger connection.
Any issues with front hubs that do not have high flange?
08-03-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By bklein

Front whell quick relaes

I'd like to share some front wheels used on my road bikes with my FG.
Is it safe to use a quick release front wheel on a FG?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By bklein

Heart Rate Training

Do many of you use heart monitors? Do many of you use the standard 220-age as max HR? how do you decide what rates to train at? I don't believe this basic formula is correct for all of us, whether...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By bklein

No real races. I ride in groups with speeds in...

No real races. I ride in groups with speeds in low, mid and high 20's. Occassional sprints which are sort of little races. Will begin riding a monthly Loose Canon race in Miami. In formal race with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By bklein

aero wheels question

I live in S Florida so I'm not climbing many hills, only bridges. I want to upgrade wheels to something more aero. Currently I have a deep v 14 bladed spoke rolf vector on front and an old mavic 23...
07-20-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By bklein

New wheels but bike has older 8 speed

I want to upgrade my road bike wheels to a lighter more aero wheel. I have 1992 Campy Record with 8 speed drive train. I suspect I could purchase a rim and use existing old 32 hole caqmpy hub, but...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-18-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By bklein

Aren't we saying the same thing? Less offset...

Aren't we saying the same thing? Less offset reduces trail, so the bike will steer faster?
If I find a straight fork with little to no offset I should be reducing the offset, right? I know that I'm...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-08, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By bklein

Reducing fork offset

I'm looking to make my road bike a bit more aggressive by replacing the fork with one that has less offset. The current fork curves forward toward the bottom. Hoping a straighter fork will make for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By bklein

Fork offset or trail

Has anyone ever change the fork offset on a bike? I'm looking to make my road bike a bit more aggressive by replacing the fork with one that has less offset. The current fork curves forward toward...
07-13-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By bklein

what model is my Basso

I purchased a Ti Basso frame around 1992/3. The frame had no paint and I removed all decals except on the head. I doubt that Basso made many Ti models. The geometry is a little more laid back than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By bklein

We're in Miami

We're in Miami
07-11-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By bklein

Don't install components on a wrong size frame. ...

Don't install components on a wrong size frame.
I will be showing your post to my wife for insiration. In fact I may read it to her while she sleeps for a week in hopes that it sinks in.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-08, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By bklein

How to select a womens frame

My wife finally wants to start riding with me. She is 5'2" (on a good day). The problem is finding a any sort of selection for her in bike shops. They all tell us that women's bikes are special...
06-27-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By bklein

NYC Bike Shops

I assume there are well stocked and interesting bike shops that specialize in fixed gear in NYC. I'm be there for next week, wondering opinions as any being worth a visit.
06-25-08, 05:11 AM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,145,120
Posted By bklein

Thanks much Vawitt, I'll see if I can't get...

Thanks much Vawitt,
I'll see if I can't get this to work again.
06-24-08, 08:45 PM
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Views: 4,145,120
Posted By bklein

OK that didn't work. I posted pics on flicker....

OK that didn't work. I posted pics on flicker. Right clicked on image and copied link location then clicked on picture icon here and pasted the link. Nothing happened.
What did I do wrong? I know...
06-24-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,145,120
Posted By bklein

Here's a try at posting pics of my recycled 1981...

Here's a try at posting pics of my recycled 1981 Miyata

http://www.flickr.com/photos/73083248@N00/2608768391/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73083248@N00/2608769051/...
06-24-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By bklein

Thanks. Good thing it didn't have teeth.

Thanks. Good thing it didn't have teeth.
06-24-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By bklein

OK, I'm the guy who searches the fridge and still...

OK, I'm the guy who searches the fridge and still can't find the largest item in there.
Where's the picture icon?
06-24-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By bklein

How do I post a picture

I want to post pics of my fixed gear conversion, but don't know how. Need help.
I tried to drag and drop but that didn't fly.
06-22-08, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By bklein

OK thanks for the advice, I'm going for the real...

OK thanks for the advice, I'm going for the real deal. So now the question is the nitto rb 018 or 021. Zero drop or some drop. I suspect I'd go for the wider bars, but can't decide on having a drop...
06-21-08, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By bklein

Chopped and flipped bars vs real Bullhorns

Bars on my conversion are regular chopped and flipped road bars. I feel like I want to reach out more but just don't have enough bar length. Will real bullhorn bars provide me the additional reach?...
06-21-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By bklein

I prepped my bike for paint. Degreased, sanded,...

I prepped my bike for paint. Degreased, sanded, sanded, degreased and sanded again. Finall coated with acid primer. Came to my senses and gave to pro to finish. First thing he did was bead blast it...
06-21-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,641
Posted By bklein

70.7 0n one side and adding a 15t cog for 80.2 on...

70.7 0n one side and adding a 15t cog for 80.2 on other side
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By bklein

SPD-Sl Pedals

Just got a free pair of used SPD-SL pedals. In stalled eight pedal to test with look cleat. Seemed to clip in just fine, but releases only when I twist foot toward cranks. This is weird isn't it? I...
06-20-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By bklein

Recessed Brake bolts on older forks

I want to change the front brake on a 1981 Miyata 210 road bike (now fixed gear). I found the Tektro Track Bike Brake Set but it has a recessed brake bolt. Will this still fit with the older style...
06-18-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By bklein

Thanks for the link Jaeger. I think it's an 81 or...

Thanks for the link Jaeger. I think it's an 81 or earlier. My bike had braze ons under the top tube, brake levers with the extra handles and the center pull brake, plus the color matches the 1981...
06-16-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By bklein

How to determine age of Miyata 210

I have a Miyata 210 that I'm at least the third owner of. It's far from being a great bike, bike it's fun and comfortable to ride. I have no issue taking this bike for 40 mile rides.
Serial number...
06-14-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By bklein

BB - spindle length

My newly converted fixie has a 110mm bottom bracket which forced us to install the chainring on the frame side of the cranks. It fits very tight to the frame, but doesn't touch and just rides fine....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,747
Posted By bklein

Why shaved legs

Why do so many guys shave their legs. I was told long ago that it was to reduce the chance of infection if you crash. At our halfway rest this morning I told my riding buddy this and he thought that...
06-12-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By bklein

Re-dishing question

Just got a set of Alexrims. Same wheels as what come on the Giant Boulder. The rear rim sits to the side in the frame. I'm assuming that when I redish the wheel the chainline remains the same. Is...
06-08-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By bklein

Chainrign distance from frame

Just put together my new conversion. I placed the 46t chainrign on the back of the cranks. LBS ordered me a 110mm bb. With chainring on outside it seemed too out of line with the rear cog. In this...
05-15-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By bklein

Ok, by calculation I need 165-167.5mm cranks. But...

Ok, by calculation I need 165-167.5mm cranks. But aren't these calcs for road bikes used on the road?
05-15-08, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By bklein

How to decide on crank length?

I'm in the process of ordering new cranks, chain, BB, headset and front break for frame that was just painted. Paint looks HOT out in the sun. The bike's last previous life included life included...
05-14-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By bklein

A little late on this, but that area of Collins...

A little late on this, but that area of Collins in close to City Bikes in Aventura. The owner says he was a track racer 20 years ago. Business Cycles is a top shelf shop selling only top level elite...
05-12-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,757
Posted By bklein

Look pedals and cleats. Had Sidi Genius until the...

Look pedals and cleats. Had Sidi Genius until the heal broke - only lasted 20+ years. Most comfortable and secure shoe I've ever tried. Have a cheap pair of Pearl Izumi with triple Velcro straps...
05-09-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By bklein

Is Redishing required

Reading all the Internet info for fixed conversions causes me lots of confusion.
Is it required to dish a wheel? Going back and forth whether I'm buying a new/used set of 700 track wheel or using...
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