Last Activity:10-22-2014 9:29 AM
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Posted in thread: Shifters on 10-21-2014 at 08:20 PM
By the time you upgrade your old bike, you may as well have bought a new one. Fuji is a great
bang for the buck. They are well built and reliable. Mine is 8 yrs old and has over 26K miles
on it. The o...
Posted in thread: Ultegra 10 speed vs Ultegra 11 speed on 09-21-2014 at 03:00 PM
I have both. My older Fuji has an Ultegra 10 speed drivetrain, and my newer Merkx has the 11
speed. The difference is very slight. I almost prefer the 10 speed because it is less
temperamental than th...
Posted in thread: Neck fatigue on 09-14-2014 at 04:10 PM
Not sure if cyclocross brakes count as suicide brakes. Suicide brakes were brake levers that
actuated the primary brake levers. They were physically tied into (not by cable) the brake
lever, and as a ...
Posted in thread: Good MD routes??? on 08-08-2014 at 08:52 AM
'Chuck and Gail's Favorite Rides' is a terrific book showing lots of good area rides. I believe
most are at least 30 miles however. You could also scout out Potomac Pedalers online to see
what rides t...
Posted in thread: Looking for some positive input! on 04-03-2014 at 08:23 PM
Elvis is right. If you put time in on the hills, riding flats is easy. Repeats are the best way
to get better on hills. In WV we have plenty of hills. Yesterday I did Red Hill (1 3/4 miles
Posted in thread: Chain skipping on cassette on 03-29-2014 at 03:26 PM
One other thing it could be: If when replacing the chain the pin protrudes even slightly on
either side of the chain it can cause skipping in the cassette. But I realize your issue is in
Posted in thread: Waxing your chain on 03-28-2014 at 01:31 AM
I did some research on waxing chains a little while back. I came away with the conclusion that
the wax properties make it good for wet/muck conditions, but a quality lube is better overall.
Posted in thread: First Road Bike Recommendation on 03-10-2014 at 02:19 AM
I think Lou deserves credit for keeping his bike in the kitchen. Nice!!
Posted in thread: Bad presta valves on innertubes on 03-06-2014 at 02:12 PM
Why wouldn't you just patch it?
Posted in thread: Sizing Sidi Road Shoes on 02-10-2014 at 03:44 PM
Thank would be too easy. The sale only offers full sizes. I'm think of bumping up to the 42. My
PI shoes are 41's and are pretty tight & I have to be sure to wear a thinner sock with them.