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11-02-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6,589
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Posted By bengreen79

The canti's worked fine with the stock levers...

The canti's worked fine with the stock levers (when they didn't freeze). From what I could find out, the cable pull on the new brifters is slightly less than the MTB levers that it came with, which...
10-22-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,589
Views: 2,061,061
Posted By bengreen79

Funny you should ask. I was just about to...

Funny you should ask. I was just about to assemble my post and I was reading through some of the more recent pages.

My dad picked one up from a family member's rummage sale and it mostly rotted in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,448
Posted By bengreen79

The number of troll threads (and subsequent...

The number of troll threads (and subsequent spinoffs) increase. It's quite humorous to see people get cranky about (as previously mentioned) even though the trolls are called out early.
11-13-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By bengreen79

1 - depending on your preferred cadence, your...

1 - depending on your preferred cadence, your fitness level, and intended use, you may find that you don't need that low of gears on your cassette. I would personally have closer spacing. A smaller...
11-06-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,704
Posted By bengreen79

I have heard that cross-type interrupter levers...

I have heard that cross-type interrupter levers cause there to be too much flex in the system however I have never ridden a bike with interrupter levers so I can't say I have experienced it myself. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,033
Posted By bengreen79

Another vote for front disc upgrade...very happy...

Another vote for front disc upgrade...very happy with the one I did on my mountain bike which I use for trails and sloppy weather commuting. That bike had cantilevers so I used a road mechanical BB7.
Forum: Foo
10-28-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,239
Posted By bengreen79

I have a friend whose family is from PA and he...

I have a friend whose family is from PA and he says "needs washed", which is essentially the same thing - use of a past participle form in place of a gerund.

Needs washed | Yale Grammatical...
10-28-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By bengreen79

I enjoyed this one ...

I enjoyed this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GI1YZmFe48

Ride of My Life
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By bengreen79

I have a Hincapie jacket a lot like this one: ...

I have a Hincapie jacket a lot like this one: Hincapie.com: Fahrenheit Jacket (http://www.hincapie.com/products/menswear/jackets_vests/R616M14/) that works well from 30-50 and is highly water...
10-13-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,603
Posted By bengreen79

Have you considered just keeping the Mercier? If...

Have you considered just keeping the Mercier? If it is more comfortable and you are faster on it, does it really matter which bike is "supposed" to be faster?
10-10-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,427
Posted By bengreen79

I agree @BobbyG...

I agree @BobbyG (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=151366). This is just exploitation of poor people who don't have the same opportunities as most of us here. It's really not much different...
10-05-15, 05:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By bengreen79

Congrats on your first race...sounds like a cool...

Congrats on your first race...sounds like a cool experience even if you didn't get the result you wanted. Look at this way - you've now done one more cyclocross race than most others on this forum.
10-02-15, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By bengreen79

You might want to post in classic and vintage.

You might want to post in classic and vintage.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,432
Posted By bengreen79

It's like the speakers were all trying to say...

It's like the speakers were all trying to say something more ridiculous than the last one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 13,630
Posted By bengreen79

63"? There was only one NBA player who was 63". ...

63"? There was only one NBA player who was 63". Muggsy Bogues.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-15, 06:50 PM
Forum: Foo
09-22-15, 05:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,966
Posted By bengreen79

I don't know how one uses bleach in the laundry...

I don't know how one uses bleach in the laundry process. I only ever use it for cleaning.
Forum: Foo
09-22-15, 04:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,966
Posted By bengreen79

I like a couple of Smashmouth songs.

I like a couple of Smashmouth songs.
09-20-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengreen79

Give it hell. If you get a flat or go out of...

Give it hell. If you get a flat or go out of true on your rear tire, you'll feel or hear it long before it causes a crash. You have to be a little bit more cautious with the front wheel, but I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By bengreen79

Then get a tri jersey and a camelback.

Then get a tri jersey and a camelback.
08-27-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,330
Posted By bengreen79

I love the last pic...with the bikes in the...

I love the last pic...with the bikes in the lowest gear. So many bike photos show them in the highest gear in front of unnatural backgrounds (or white garage doors).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By bengreen79

Yes, I did it back in 2011. I used to live in...

Yes, I did it back in 2011. I used to live in Fond du Lac. I moved away in 2012 and haven't done Race the Lake since...I'm glad I did it but I would rather go on a long ride with a few friends.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,886
Posted By bengreen79

I have found myself buying more cycling stuff off...

I have found myself buying more cycling stuff off of Amazon lately:(. I try not to support the evil empire but I have a hard time finding what I'm looking for sometimes on other sites (Niagara...
08-23-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,405
Posted By bengreen79

I didn't catch much of it but I saw the...

I didn't catch much of it but I saw the tweets...how dumb.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By bengreen79

I was in a 90 mile race/ride and I somehow got...

I was in a 90 mile race/ride and I somehow got myself into a fast group during the first half. I found it really difficult to drink and ride in that fast group so I didn't drink enough. I got off...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 258,739
Posted By bengreen79

i looked back at when I bought that chain. It...

i looked back at when I bought that chain. It actually has about 4500 miles on it. So last good cleaning was probably about 4500 miles ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 258,739
Posted By bengreen79

The shifting was getting sloppy on my Allez and...

The shifting was getting sloppy on my Allez and the tires had a lot of cuts so it was time for new shoes and a new cassette and chain. There were about 2500 miles on the chain and over 5000 on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,212
Posted By bengreen79

winner

winner
08-17-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,405
Posted By bengreen79

Didn't he just fail a drug test for synthetic...

Didn't he just fail a drug test for synthetic testosterone?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,868
Posted By bengreen79

Just go try one...I think you'll find stock...

Just go try one...I think you'll find stock gearing just fine. My road bike feels like a rocket compared to my mountain bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,278
Posted By bengreen79

:popcornHere we go again...

:popcornHere we go again...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-14, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15,297
Views: 11,072,488
Posted By bengreen79

I had a piece of metal about 3/4" inch that I...

I had a piece of metal about 3/4" inch that I drilled holes in both ends and just used an extra nut/bolt/washer. Probably gave me a little less than an extra 1/2". The cables still rub the fender a...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,097
Posted By bengreen79

OP, is the the carbon fiber commuter that was on...

OP, is the the carbon fiber commuter that was on Kickstarter? I think I saw that on bikesnobnyc
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By bengreen79

I wouldn't worry about getting harassed at the...

I wouldn't worry about getting harassed at the bike shop. You should be the one giving the bike shop owner crap for selling you a misadjusted bike.
11-10-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By bengreen79

Not any temperature you can withstand.

Not any temperature you can withstand.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By bengreen79

Neither of these are rain gear, but I have a...

Neither of these are rain gear, but I have a Castelli and a Hincapie with good zippers. They both make various wet weather jackets so maybe that will help if no one has a specific recommendation.
Forum: Foo
11-09-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By bengreen79

I managed to get it fixed. I cleaned up the...

I managed to get it fixed. I cleaned up the flame sensing rod, which the pilot ignition light heats up, which in turn tells the ignitor to open the main burner valve.
Forum: Foo
11-09-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By bengreen79

Furnace problems

About every two days, I have to turn off the main power to the furnace and turn it back on. It is usually in a "buzzing" state when it's not working, as if the ignitor isn't working however reset it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,320
Posted By bengreen79

A correction from my previous post...Zaffiro's...

A correction from my previous post...Zaffiro's have a solid tread color, not just the sidewalls. Vittoria Rubino Pro's are available with a colored sidewall but still have black tread. If they...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,320
Posted By bengreen79

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro's come in a lot of colors. ...

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro's come in a lot of colors. If you're patient, you'll see them pop up on chainlove.com for $15 or so each.
Forum: Foo
11-05-14, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By bengreen79

Where I used to live, you could go through about...

Where I used to live, you could go through about $1 a minute. TONS of kids. I have trick or treaters of my own and by the time we get home, no one is out in my current neighborhood, which is...
11-04-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By bengreen79

I have the same problem with my Giro helmet. The...

I have the same problem with my Giro helmet. The padding on the inside is tearing and folding back in spots...about the same age. I fixed it once with shoe goo. I may try that one more time before...
Forum: Touring
11-03-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By bengreen79

Very nice...it makes me wish I would have done...

Very nice...it makes me wish I would have done something like that before we started our family. Maybe someday once the kids are older...
11-03-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By bengreen79

What about a magic eraser? I've had them remove...

What about a magic eraser? I've had them remove some amazing, imbedded stuff.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By bengreen79

A friend of mine said that he could see my hi-viz...

A friend of mine said that he could see my hi-viz green backpack from a lot farther away than he could see my tail light.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By bengreen79

I find that a single pair of tights over my...

I find that a single pair of tights over my shorts/bibs does the trick from about 35 to 55. My favorite pair is a set of Sugoi Subzero tights, which have held up remarkably well. Three years old...
10-30-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By bengreen79

I agree with the hose clamp idea. That will hold...

I agree with the hose clamp idea. That will hold you over for a long time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,050
Posted By bengreen79

I usually fill my 700 x 23's up to 120 and ride...

I usually fill my 700 x 23's up to 120 and ride it all week. By the next time I fill them up, they might be as low as 80 if there was a lot of temperature changes. I would say 90-100 rides the best...
10-30-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,646
Posted By bengreen79

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t_9HTqRDDg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t_9HTqRDDg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,696
Posted By bengreen79

Yes...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2265854...

Yes...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2265854/the-upstand
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