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09-26-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By SuperDave

All good advice, to which I have a couple small...

All good advice, to which I have a couple small things to add. Another stop in your search should be Prowheelbuilder (.com), who built my new wheels in very satisfactory condition, for an even...
09-26-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,308
Posted By SuperDave

Depends on total weight, to an extent. I had no...

Depends on total weight, to an extent. I had no problems for years, running my 28's at 65 rear/60 front, and 10psi less wouldn't have hurt. But that's at an all-up weight of about 170lb, me and the...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By SuperDave

Truth. My Cygolight is simply in another...

Truth. My Cygolight is simply in another dimension from anything I've ever seen or used before. Remember the first time you ever saw HID headlights? Like that.
09-18-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,549
Posted By SuperDave

For $1300 I'm expecting something a bit nicer...

For $1300 I'm expecting something a bit nicer than Sora.
09-17-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,962
Posted By SuperDave

My first impression is that the rider made a very...

My first impression is that the rider made a very poor choice in the situation, apparently attempting to leg it out inside a truck making a wide turn. Too many chances for some random error, and one...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,463
Posted By SuperDave

This happens to me frequently, as well. It's one...

This happens to me frequently, as well. It's one of the reasons I wear a visored MTB helmet (Giro Xen for me); it keeps a clean field of view for all but the lowest couple degrees of sun travel. As...
09-13-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,070
Posted By SuperDave

As near as I can tell - you obviously can't place...

As near as I can tell - you obviously can't place perfect belief in *anyone's* claim - the Chromoplastics are twice the weight of my Raceblades. The packaging of mine claimed their weight as heavier...
09-13-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By SuperDave

I'll ask only this: What is it about your Giant -...

I'll ask only this: What is it about your Giant - obviously spec'd as an all-purpose ride - that disqualifies it for the rides you mention? Do you need fenders and a front basket for these proposed...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,491
Posted By SuperDave

Quite frankly, I think the engine had a large...

Quite frankly, I think the engine had a large role in this result.
09-13-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,146
Posted By SuperDave

Building road bikes which are lighter than the...

Building road bikes which are lighter than the rules allow has been possible for quite a while now, and like many similar areas of engineering, racing drives the breed. Integrating the extra weight...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By SuperDave

I believe you may be my new hero.

I believe you may be my new hero.
09-13-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,310
Posted By SuperDave

I read this earlier today, and decided that as a...

I read this earlier today, and decided that as a guy almost a decade younger than you, and one who had almost never *not* ridden throughout my life, I was unqualified to offer an opinion. Even if I...
09-13-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,070
Posted By SuperDave

If I'm to believe the info on the container, my...

If I'm to believe the info on the container, my SKS Raceblades weigh 300g for the pair. That feels close, in-hand.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By SuperDave

Owowowow. For a new fork, I've heard...

Owowowow.

For a new fork, I've heard satisfactory reports for Nashbar's house-brand products; almost went for their carbon disc fork myself but couldn't get past the dual canti mounts. Chain...
09-11-12, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,901
Posted By SuperDave

I'm not a BD hater, but I cannot recommend them...

I'm not a BD hater, but I cannot recommend them for a new rider. As has been mentioned, you need to already know what you like - what fits you well - and how the geometry numbers you see listed...
09-11-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By SuperDave

There are a few. For me, the solution was SKS...

There are a few. For me, the solution was SKS Raceblades.
09-09-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By SuperDave

Caveat: personal opinion follows, and I'm not a...

Caveat: personal opinion follows, and I'm not a roadie.

Apex is better compared to 105 than Tiagra, which isn't on Apex's level. The Double Taps' theoretical advantage is that you only move one...
09-09-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By SuperDave

http://i.imgur.com/gKqWT.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/gKqWT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OiWRl.png

Not bad at $1000, if it's brand-new. I like either color.
09-09-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,515
Posted By SuperDave

/smacks self in head I knew I forgot...

/smacks self in head

I knew I forgot something. :mad:



Unfortunately, I don't have access to a scale of any sort. At 53, I weigh the same as I did when I was 14 (it's just....redistributed a...
09-09-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,515
Posted By SuperDave

To address the seatpost issue: The seat tube was,...

To address the seatpost issue: The seat tube was, quite literally, raised well above the melting point of aluminum to extract what was left of the post. All mechanical means failed. They were...
09-08-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,515
Posted By SuperDave

Even better, they weren't actually a *huge*...

Even better, they weren't actually a *huge* premium over the X.9 shifter set, which doesn't have gear indicators (a high priority for me).
09-08-12, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,515
Posted By SuperDave

To expand a little: they don't have the...

To expand a little: they don't have the "expensive" feel of the Shimanos they replaced, and they're slightly noisier. As is the rear der. I suspect much of this will go away as they wear in....
09-08-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,338
Posted By SuperDave

I gave it its' own thread in this forum, but: ...

I gave it its' own thread in this forum, but:

http://i.imgur.com/jPiaO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zm0K3.jpg
09-08-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,515
Posted By SuperDave

One man's concept of the "perfect" hybrid

I've owned only two bikes during my last twenty car-free years, a KHS Cross Sport and, after it got stolen, a Jamis Coda Comp. I bought the Jamis new in 2004, and have put well over 15,000 miles on...
09-08-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By SuperDave

Wow. I've been riding a 58cm bar on my Jamis for...

Wow. I've been riding a 58cm bar on my Jamis for years. I'd feel like I was welcoming the world into my arms on a 75cm bar. :)
08-31-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,596
Posted By SuperDave

Never seen one in person, but as far as I'm...

Never seen one in person, but as far as I'm concerned they're the sexiest hybrid ever given "mass" production. I *almost* chose to buy one when it came time to rebuild my Coda; instead the Jamis is...
07-30-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,416
Posted By SuperDave

When I decided to live car-free in 1993, I bought...

When I decided to live car-free in 1993, I bought a KHS CrossSport. Rode the dickens out of that steel-framed machine for a decade, and loved every minute of it. Then it got stolen, and I replaced it...
07-17-12, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By SuperDave

You passed the house I grew up in on your descent...

You passed the house I grew up in on your descent into Altamont. I used to do that on an almost-daily basis, in the other direction, on my 10-speed as a kid. :)

The Thatcher Park area is an...
07-10-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By SuperDave

Good golly. 48/14 would be straight-up "HTFU...

Good golly. 48/14 would be straight-up "HTFU territory" for me to climb the Manhattan bridge. That's about the tallest gear I pull on the flat. :)
07-10-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By SuperDave

Working a slow cadence against gearing resistance...

Working a slow cadence against gearing resistance is a different sort of workout than working a higher cadence against speed/wind resistance, kind of like sprints vs. longer runs. I'm an unabashed...
07-10-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,167
Posted By SuperDave

The Coda Elite was downgraded in 2008 from 631 to...

The Coda Elite was downgraded in 2008 from 631 to the same 520 as all other Coda models have always been - I do not expect that situation to change soon.

Like most "manufacturers," Jamis...
07-09-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,028
Posted By SuperDave

To the top for another Jamis lover. :) ...

To the top for another Jamis lover. :)

Here's my uniquely-finished 2004 model of your new ride, now over 15k miles and still going strong:
...
07-09-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,167
Posted By SuperDave

Heck the 2012 Coda Elite isn't even out yet,...

Heck the 2012 Coda Elite isn't even out yet, according to Jamis' website. :)

I wouldn't worry about drastic changes. Coda geometry has changed very darn little through the life of the model. Heck,...
07-05-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By SuperDave

One quick note, Phil: Doing the shipping labels...

One quick note, Phil: Doing the shipping labels through Paypal not only nets the same discount and free DC, but also automagically uploads the data to Ebay and covers you for the shipping turnaround...
07-04-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By SuperDave

I've been selling on Ebay since 1999. ...

I've been selling on Ebay since 1999.

Everything you've read so far is excellent advice. A couple of small additions:

1) Figure out first what it's going to take to pack and ship every item...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By SuperDave

19.4mm, according to DT Swiss. It's a...

19.4mm, according to DT Swiss.

It's a comfort issue rather than a clearance one. I tried a pair of Panaracer T-Serv's a few years ago which sized small. They forced me to run higher pressures than...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By SuperDave

Marathon Supreme users: real-world sizing?

I tried the Search for this without result; forgive me if my skills were insufficient.

Research elsewhere indicated from a couple sources that MS's run a tad small, and I'd like to know if anyone...
06-26-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By SuperDave

Adapt to the riding technique required by your...

Adapt to the riding technique required by your hybrid's platforms. You really don't want to compete with your wife. You want to ride with her. Do that. Then, later, reap the rewards of the differing...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By SuperDave

Banterbike, here's the chart for my gearing from...

Banterbike, here's the chart for my gearing from Sheldon Brown (it's probably gonna take some editing - Firefox doesn't like this place for complex posts):


48 41.2 % 34

12 107.0 75.8
8.3 %...
06-24-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,384
Posted By SuperDave

Nor I. When the Selle Royale Look-in gel seat on...

Nor I. When the Selle Royale Look-in gel seat on my Coda wore out, the answer was a Ritchey WCS Marathon. It's waaaay light, and so much thinner than the Selle Royale that I had to bump the seatpost...
06-24-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By SuperDave

Good luck with that. :) Seriously, though,...

Good luck with that. :)

Seriously, though, you're probably looking for the frame size most likely to be found left-over - that's a big man's frame. Your best bet is to go to Jamis' website and get...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By SuperDave

I've recently gone down this road with the...

I've recently gone down this road with the rebuild of my hybrid. My gearing choice (considering the same city as yourself - I'm moving to Philly soon) was a 48/34 double and 12-28 SRAM PG1050. That...
06-17-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By SuperDave

Wowser. She has guts, confidence and real skill...

Wowser. She has guts, confidence and real skill to have applied it from that direction. I worked in that industry for a decade, and the prevailing wisdom is to always apply around a curve, rather...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SuperDave

Those are, each and every one, simply gorgeous....

Those are, each and every one, simply gorgeous. Art in bike form. I'd be proud to be seen on one.

But a RetroTec wouldn't be my commuting ride. As someone who depends on a bicycle as my sole...
05-26-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By SuperDave

This. For that reason, I'm switching from a...

This. For that reason, I'm switching from a 52/42/30, 11-32 9spd to a 48/34, 12-28 10spd - it's actually going to net me two extra gears in the inch range I use the most. And the 34-28 low gear -...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,939
Posted By SuperDave

I'm almost always between 55-80 gear inches,...

I'm almost always between 55-80 gear inches, whichever allows me to keep the cadence in the range mentioned most often in this thread - around 80-90rpm's. Having been sniping auctions on Ebay for...
05-23-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,006
Posted By SuperDave

They're ~18lb, among the lightest of the type...

They're ~18lb, among the lightest of the type available. And start at twice the money the poster wishes to spend.

The Jamis bikes (I'm sure, and likely the Treks too) are 25+lb. My Coda Comp is...
05-17-12, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,192
Posted By SuperDave

What's the difference, if I may ask? I'm about to...

What's the difference, if I may ask? I'm about to graft the same setup onto my (non-disc) Coda and any additional information is a good thing.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 30,520
Posted By SuperDave

As a guess, then, you might need a somewhat...

As a guess, then, you might need a somewhat "racier" riding position for climbing - your current position is maybe demanding too much of your lower back muscles at the higher average torque of hill...
05-15-12, 06:59 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 130,075
Posted By SuperDave

It's only going to be once; I've about worn the...

It's only going to be once; I've about worn the thing out after 8 years and 15k+ miles, so the frame stays and everything else gets replaced with stuff I intend to last longer than the originals did....
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