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  • Posted in thread: Single Speed Freewheel on 11-12-2014 at 03:30 AM
    I just bought a SS for riding around town & running errands on. The 16T freewheel is a bit
    small for the hills, so I'm looking to replace it with an 18T. I'm looking at two Shimano 18T
    freewheels: SF-...

  • Posted in thread: Creaking crank on 10-26-2014 at 06:16 PM
    I had a clicking noise on my bike that was driving me crazy. At first I though it was the
    cassette, then I thought it was the BB. It would only happen when I would stand on the pedals
    or pedal really ...

  • Posted in thread: Shifters on 10-21-2014 at 09:20 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 04:00 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 05:10 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 09:52 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 09:23 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
    long) three...

  • Posted in thread: Chain skipping on cassette on 03-29-2014 at 04:26 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
    specific gear...

  • Posted in thread: Waxing your chain on 03-28-2014 at 02:31 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 03:19 AM
    I think Lou deserves credit for keeping his bike in the kitchen. Nice!!