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11-06-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,252
Posted By supcom

My steel randonneuring bike has holes drilled in...

My steel randonneuring bike has holes drilled in the underside of the down tube just behind the head tube and just above the BB shell for the purpose of running a tail light wire. There's a grommet...
11-06-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,252
Posted By supcom

I have Honjo fenders and ran a single wire...

I have Honjo fenders and ran a single wire through the fender bead and it works fine. Notch the inside of the bead with a file near the tail light to get the wire out and either drill a small hole...
05-04-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By supcom

You are out of shape and trying to hang with...

You are out of shape and trying to hang with people who aren't.
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By supcom

Texas has a road condition website that shows...

Texas has a road condition website that shows where the construction is. It's especially helpful when they tear out bridges for replacement.

Overlay sounds like another word for Chip Seal. It's...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By supcom

Although RUSA does not yet recognize a photo...

Although RUSA does not yet recognize a photo control, I would like to see it added to the permanent rules. However, instead of simply asking for a photo of some landmark, I would require a simple...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By supcom

evblazer, There are currently two 600K...

evblazer,

There are currently two 600K brevets on the LSR schedule. One ACP brevet on 25 April and a RUSA brevet on 17 Oct. There is also a RUSA 400K on 3 Oct. So, if you are concerned about...
02-09-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,754
Posted By supcom

You can't compare your heart rate with someone...

You can't compare your heart rate with someone else's. Your buddy likely has a significantly higher maximum heart rate than you.
02-09-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,463
Posted By supcom

Well, surely nobody is stopping you from doing...

Well, surely nobody is stopping you from doing so.

However, you may find that the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle requires a lot more physical labor and requires it virtually every single day. ...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By supcom

For any long distance riding, it is all but...

For any long distance riding, it is all but impossible to stay dry in significant rain. Anything that is waterproof enough to keep the rain out will keep your sweat in. And even if you could find...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By supcom

Ride the bike that is the most comfortable when...

Ride the bike that is the most comfortable when doing a century. Any discomfort gets worse as the ride gets longer. A lightweight bike with skinny high pressure tires and aggressive posture will...
02-09-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,145
Posted By supcom

I would look at the adjustment of your hub gears....

I would look at the adjustment of your hub gears. Maybe your adjustment is right on the edge and frame flex is causing a little more or less cable pull that is putting the hub between gear...
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By supcom

In Texas we don't carry locks on brevets or...

In Texas we don't carry locks on brevets or permanents. Never done it. Never seen it done.
02-06-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By supcom

None of those tools are very expensive and you'll...

None of those tools are very expensive and you'll surely be using them again. Buy good quality tools made for the job. The frustration you save will be worth spending a few bucks for the tool.
02-01-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,244
Posted By supcom

That's not fake leather. It's Brooks leather bar...

That's not fake leather. It's Brooks leather bar tape. You can get it from Wallingford Bike Parts.
01-21-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,259
Posted By supcom

Try connecting the red wire to the "+" terminal...

Try connecting the red wire to the "+" terminal and the blue wire to the ground terminal on the taillight.

Even if the headlight converts the AC to DC, it should still flow through the taillight...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,439
Posted By supcom

Good luck. I'm curious though. After years...

Good luck.

I'm curious though. After years of inactivity, why the hurry all of a sudden? Why not set your goal to do a couple 200K and perhaps a 300K and see how you progress? You can always...
Replies: 26
Views: 4,557
Posted By supcom

If you are randonneuring with that bike, perhaps...

If you are randonneuring with that bike, perhaps a good set of 32-spoke wheels will put your mind at ease.

Until then, consider that a broken spoke is almost certainly going to be in the rear. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By supcom

I have done brevets on a 6-speed freewheel bike. ...

I have done brevets on a 6-speed freewheel bike. I see no problem with doing so. In fact, I just did a New Year's day 200K brevet on that bike. Riders used freewheels for many years. So long as...
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By supcom

We had 20 mph winds with 30 mph gusts out of the...

We had 20 mph winds with 30 mph gusts out of the north until noon or so. A lot of cross winds on the route, which hurt both ways on the 300K. It got down to about freezing, so the temperature...
Replies: 45
Views: 4,800
Posted By supcom

Acorn's new boxy bag has been delayed a month. ...

Acorn's new boxy bag has been delayed a month. VO's new bag should be shipped "soon" from overseas. And Zugster is working on a traditional front bag.

All of these bags should be considerably...
Replies: 34
Views: 5,603
Posted By supcom

Probably not since that someone had to carry his...

Probably not since that someone had to carry his own change of clothes, food, water, tools, and spare parts. Not since that someone rode 400 Km stages. And not since that someone was required to...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By supcom

For this trip, A CamelBak (at least 2L, maybe...

For this trip, A CamelBak (at least 2L, maybe even 3L) is a good choice. The real advantage of the CamelBak, besides the capacity, is that it will keep liquid cold much longer than regular or...
01-05-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By supcom

The Shimano Tiagra brake levers are very good and...

The Shimano Tiagra brake levers are very good and are as good as the Dura Ace ones for a lot less money.

The Tektro/Cane Creek levers are the same except for the hoods, as mentioned earlier. ...
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By supcom

I will be there for the 300K. Come on out and...

I will be there for the 300K. Come on out and ride with us, Brock. LSR is a great club and you'll have a lot of fun.
01-04-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By supcom

If it still works OK, then leave it alone until...

If it still works OK, then leave it alone until you have the money for a new one.
01-04-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 46,247
Posted By supcom

Use more air pressure. Keep going until the bead...

Use more air pressure. Keep going until the bead pops into place. A little soapy water won't hurt either.
12-25-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By supcom

Is this a special bolt? I would expect Trek to...

Is this a special bolt? I would expect Trek to supply it if it is. but, if it's a standard metric bolt, there's little reason for them to do so since you could get a replacement at a local fastener...
12-25-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By supcom

Certainly looks like a Sigma bracket. BTW,...

Certainly looks like a Sigma bracket. BTW, doesn't the flight deck computer come with a mounting bracket?
12-25-08, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,390
Posted By supcom

Home Depot sells a set of metric hex wrenches...

Home Depot sells a set of metric hex wrenches with ball ends for under $15. They don't have individual handles, but do come with a single handle that the wrenches slip into for extra leverage, if...
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By supcom

snaproll, In North Texas, the Lone Star...

snaproll,

In North Texas, the Lone Star Randonneurs do century+ rides nearly every weekend. Most of our rides are 200 Km or so and we have a large number of routes to choose from. Most of these...
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By supcom

Applications are processed by a volunteer so it...

Applications are processed by a volunteer so it might take a couple weeks. But no matter. In Texas, we take RUSA applications the day of a brevet and just wait for the app to be processed before...
12-16-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By supcom

Garbage

Garbage
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By supcom

I suspect your touring bike would be the better...

I suspect your touring bike would be the better choice. A set of Grand Bois 700x30mm tires inflated per the chart available on bicyclequarterly.com will go a long way toward reducing hand numbness...
12-09-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By supcom

Steer tube extenders bolt onto the steer tube...

Steer tube extenders bolt onto the steer tube like a stem, so you should be able to use one even if you have a carbon steer tube so long as you follow the torque spec for your fork.

However, a...
12-06-08, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,232
Posted By supcom

Lumens are the total light output. If the lower...

Lumens are the total light output. If the lower powered unit has a narrower beam than the higher powered unit, it is possible that it will appear brighter at the center of the spot.

Of course,...
12-05-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By supcom

Most taillights can be mounted on a seatstay.

Most taillights can be mounted on a seatstay.
12-04-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,612
Posted By supcom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_edge I...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_edge I presume.
Forum: Touring
12-04-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By supcom

The Toshi tape is very good stuff. I have black,...

The Toshi tape is very good stuff. I have black, not brown so I can't help with color matching if that's what you're trying to do. Color matching with snapshots is difficult anyway unless both...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,969
Posted By supcom

Using a 15 mm wrench to loosen the axle nut is,...

Using a 15 mm wrench to loosen the axle nut is, in a sense, a friction shifter with the axle nut proving the friction.
Replies: 43
Views: 2,969
Posted By supcom

Isn't that the same as a friction bar-end?

Isn't that the same as a friction bar-end?
12-03-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By supcom

If your shifter will not stay in the high gear,...

If your shifter will not stay in the high gear, chances are that you have the high limit screw in too far.
Replies: 80
Views: 3,904
Posted By supcom

1100 miles this month. Having five weekends...

1100 miles this month. Having five weekends helps - as does a new bike.
11-28-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,965
Posted By supcom

I have a randonneuring bike with 73 deg head tube...

I have a randonneuring bike with 73 deg head tube angle and 45 mm trail. I can ride it no handed with a loaded front bag on a small rack just above the front wheel. No problem.
11-26-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,515
Posted By supcom

I can't imagine using a knobby tire on a trainer...

I can't imagine using a knobby tire on a trainer unless it is a rim drive type of trainer.

Better to put on another layer and go play outside anyway.
11-26-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,865
Posted By supcom

Fingers are far less accurate than a pressure...

Fingers are far less accurate than a pressure gauge and pretty useless for typical road bike tire pressures. If you are inflating a tire on the side of the road, it may be all you have, but at home,...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,925
Posted By supcom

Nutrition. Eat whatever you feel like eating. ...

Nutrition. Eat whatever you feel like eating. Seriously. Here's the deal:

You'll almost certainly be running a calorie deficit during the ride. As you go along you will likely find that some...
11-26-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,865
Posted By supcom

You'd have to ask the tire manufacturer about...

You'd have to ask the tire manufacturer about that.
11-26-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,043
Posted By supcom

Perhaps not so insane. Perhaps the mall parking...

Perhaps not so insane. Perhaps the mall parking lots were being heavily used by commuters as a park and ride location. If those commuters tended to park close to the mall entrance to be near the...
11-26-08, 07:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,865
Posted By supcom

http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/images/TireDrop...

http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/images/TireDrop.pdf
11-25-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By supcom

Trek and Specialized do not permit mail order or...

Trek and Specialized do not permit mail order or online sales of their bikes. So, your biggest red tape will be finding someone to buy the bike in person and ship it to you.

Most dealers of these...
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