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Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 73,725
Posted By AD-SLE

New commute in Wisconsin

Well, I have been away from the commute scene for 10+ years. But, this new assignment has me in Wisconsin and I got an apartment just 15 miles south of the shop and 90% of the ride is on a MUP. That...
07-30-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22,890
Views: 2,566,129
Posted By AD-SLE

I guess THE Ohio State or THE Wall Street Journal...

I guess THE Ohio State or THE Wall Street Journal was not the only one to use an article to "disambiguate" the description in the sentence. In the day, were bikes make of anything else? Sadly with a...
07-29-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22,890
Views: 2,566,129
Posted By AD-SLE

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SA with Low, N, High


BigChief. Et al. Perhaps odd, but, my circumstances...
07-25-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22,890
Views: 2,566,129
Posted By AD-SLE

My wife will shoot me. I asked her to drag it...

My wife will shoot me. I asked her to drag it out of the barn and take a photo. And check the SN again. I think I have used up my pretty please at this point. I am leaving Columbus and heading to...
07-25-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22,890
Views: 2,566,129
Posted By AD-SLE

Here she is. There is absolutely no alpha with...

Here she is. There is absolutely no alpha with the SN. I will try to get other photos. Since I was a small child this bike was in the stall. Rarely ridden by my father but still his pride and...
07-25-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22,890
Views: 2,566,129
Posted By AD-SLE

Oddly...I live in Hopkinton NH but I have my...

Oddly...I live in Hopkinton NH but I have my Father's Raleigh Sports purchased, I estimate, 1935 from the BicycleExchange in Cambridge Mass. The same store I purchased my Raleigh Grand Prix in maybe...
07-16-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22,890
Views: 2,566,129
Posted By AD-SLE

Thank you for the replies re TPI etc. I see that...

Thank you for the replies re TPI etc. I see that not only do I need to worry about fork tube length, I have to worry about TPI and early 26 vs. later ISO 24. Joy. And thank you Sheldon Brown, a...
07-16-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22,890
Views: 2,566,129
Posted By AD-SLE

I was hoping someone was going to say "I'll come...

I was hoping someone was going to say "I'll come rescue it". Not enable my addiction of working on lovely old vintage bikes made in England. I did browse FleaBay months ago but concluded I needed to...
07-15-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22,890
Views: 2,566,129
Posted By AD-SLE

Oh my. I used to love my 3 Speeds. So darn...

Oh my. I used to love my 3 Speeds. So darn practical. I rode one 5 miles each day to the train station and back. You don't break any land speed records but it sure beats walking! I have this...
07-15-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,724
Posted By AD-SLE

I have been away from the forum for awhile and...

I have been away from the forum for awhile and thought I would attempt a Flickr hosted image. I guess a test before I make a fool of myself on the 3 Speed forum.
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09-07-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,663
Posted By AD-SLE

I know this is an ancient thread. I am...

I know this is an ancient thread. I am told....RD C101 are different from the majority of derailleurs because when in "zero cable tension" the RD stops inboard on the largest sprocket. Most when...
09-22-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,506
Posted By AD-SLE

I am just dumbfounded. Sadly just yet another...

I am just dumbfounded. Sadly just yet another distracted driver event which turned deadly. Here is a quote from a local discussion.

"I was at the north end of the bridge when it happened. One of...
07-12-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By AD-SLE

Darn. It is a double male. TH8? I got it fixed...

Darn. It is a double male. TH8? I got it fixed up enough to ride on my street using just the Atom drag brake. For all that mass you would think it would be effective. Current mode is a gradual...
07-11-12, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By AD-SLE

Thanks for the eBay suggestion. Stopped at a...

Thanks for the eBay suggestion. Stopped at a bike shop today. Busy busy! No MAFAC but a few ideas. In truth, the direction of the project has taken a turn for the worse. As I was going through...
07-10-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By AD-SLE

Help with fixing MAFAC tandem brake hood.

I am working to fix up a buddies tandem in hopes of adding another team to our town. Subject bike is a Peugeot with MAFAC levers. Of course they dumped the bike and among other things, snapped the...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 162,714
Posted By AD-SLE

Back in the saddle after over a year

Well, I have many excuses, non valid if you are a hardcore biker. The transistion from TX to TN to NH was hard. NH roads and weather are a challenge. Lost job 10 miles from home, found job 40...
07-11-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By AD-SLE

Trying to get back on the bike kick...and our Duet tandem needs new rubber

Lived in Memphis and biked a BUNCH! Moved to NH and for reasons which are mostly excuses, fell off the bike kick. All of them are in the garage. I had early generation Conti Ultras on the Duet...
07-13-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By AD-SLE

Sheldon Brown! PB Blaster!! More...

Sheldon Brown! PB Blaster!! More importantly....SLOW DOWN!!! WD-40 is not a penatrating fluid!!!! That said as I have asked less than captivating questions.....

My experience. Take out bottom...
07-10-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,630
Posted By AD-SLE

Steel Lemond Reno with RSX advice needed

So, she who must be obeyed is wanting a bike with a better fit. Fitting a spouse is not an easy process. The 51 cm Medici was the first attempt but now that is too small. A steal of a 54 cm...
07-03-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By AD-SLE

Too bad I can't spell. Axle! Axel is the name...

Too bad I can't spell. Axle! Axel is the name of the figure skating jump! Duh! It was early or....I simply showed my less than excellent spelling.

Anywho, I will order from the LBS and check...
07-03-09, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By AD-SLE

Bent rear axle, Shimano Deore

Ok. Basic stuff but I am doing this job psuedo remotely for a buddy. Went over his Gary Fisher and found his new used bike has a bent rear axle. Cone is badly worn on bent side so it has been...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 247,935
Posted By AD-SLE

Well, I used to live on this forum when I lived...

Well, I used to live on this forum when I lived in Memphis and commuted 10 miles each way every day, year round. I was such an adict of the daily ride to and from work that when I moved to NH I...
04-08-07, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By AD-SLE

Well, looks like there are no quick solutions. ...

Well, looks like there are no quick solutions. I'll provide what more I know. Bike has Shimano C101 groupe on it which is a "RapidRise" or "High Normal" type. Crank is the same group with FC-C102...
04-08-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By AD-SLE

BB not what I expected and between spindle lengths

Subject bike is a Trek 700 Multitrack purchased new in 2000 the boss tells me. It has been used well for 7 years with a tag along, time in the winter trainer, beach bike etc. And the BB wobble has...
03-31-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By AD-SLE

Still stumped

Well, even in friction mode...heavy torque and the chain skips..jumps...over the teeth IMO vs falling back off a failed movement to a larger cog. One would think there were broken teeth but they are...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 967,760
Posted By AD-SLE

First commute post relocation

After a daily commute in Memphis....I moved to NH where things are just a tad colder...and whiter! Built a new ride over the winter and after a few weekend dry runs I did the deed yesterday! Oh,...
03-12-07, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By AD-SLE

No I am wondering....the box said DuraAce. The...

No I am wondering....the box said DuraAce. The instructions said ~SL0BS64-8 and say it is designed for Shimano Ultegra 8 sp system.~ And, there is a sticker on the barcon that says specifically it...
03-11-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By AD-SLE

Wow. Great fedback. I suspected I was the...

Wow. Great fedback. I suspected I was the problem. The barcons are SL0BS64-8 and say it is designed for Shimano Ultegra 8 sp system. Use in combination with RD06401. I gather they want to sell...
03-11-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By AD-SLE

RG: You could be on to something. From all I...

RG: You could be on to something. From all I read, all Shimano indexed except 10 spd will work together. Guess I need to do some investigation in this area on Sheldon's site. I tried to fit an 8...
03-10-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By AD-SLE

Poor quality or my bad?

Bike is a mostly stock Annova Giant for commute/winter riding. Put on drop bars with new Shimano (non DA) barcons. For now I was going to run the original drive train Altus C20, same cassette, new...
02-21-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,257
Posted By AD-SLE

No picture...but I must agree, Sheldon inspires...

No picture...but I must agree, Sheldon inspires so many folks. I was so inspired I grabbed my Dad's pre war c. 1930 Raleigh Sport, reportedly one of two bikes imported, yes, an IMPORTED bike by Ben...
01-28-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By AD-SLE

Absolutely. It seems to me, a relative newbie,...

Absolutely. It seems to me, a relative newbie, that the same stuff is dredged up over and over. So, I always try to post to a similar topic thereby making the thread more useful when folks "search"...
01-28-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By AD-SLE

My orginal Wheels are still on my Duet. I'm the...

My orginal Wheels are still on my Duet. I'm the third owner so all you can do is assess current condition. Front wheel is ultra true and the stock SANSIN hub is still silky smooth. But, at 48h and...
Forum: Northeast
01-17-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,114
Posted By AD-SLE

Gary...good to hear from you. Well, got up this...

Gary...good to hear from you. Well, got up this morning and it was 2F. After some oatmeal and chit chat with the better half, it was 1F when I went out the door. Got to work, Concord, it was 5F. ...
01-14-07, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By AD-SLE

CactusJack, guess us newbies won't get a "right"...

CactusJack, guess us newbies won't get a "right" answer. That is one thing that is rather nice about this group, you don't get folks telling us the world is flat, and any other scenario is stupid. ...
01-13-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By AD-SLE

Just for fun....and to be educated by those who...

Just for fun....and to be educated by those who have already traveled where I am about to travel....

Grolby wrote "...but there is no doubt that smooth-post cantis are perhaps the second-most...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By AD-SLE

Took the Giant Innova to my LBS. Not sure what...

Took the Giant Innova to my LBS. Not sure what to expect. He surveyed the frame and said why not. It weighed in at 7.9 lbs with headset and fixed cap still in. Not bad for a 58 C/C 60 C/T frame! ...
01-09-07, 11:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 139,015
Posted By AD-SLE

Sheldon...your wonderful work inspired me to get...

Sheldon...your wonderful work inspired me to get off my A$$ and get back into bikes. I grew up next door to Harris when it was on the "south" side of the street by the Movie theatre. 30+ years...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,279,209
Posted By AD-SLE

Lamplight: What brand fenders? I got the...

Lamplight: What brand fenders? I got the Zefal's....for the $$$ I am happy. But they are a squeeze around 27" wheels. (pic)...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By AD-SLE

What is the better "investment"?

Ok, I'm a steel is real guy. Commuted 3,000 miles last year, club ride on weekends, century here or there in hilly NH. I have a barn full of 1980-2000 bikes. The evolution of center pull, side...
Forum: Northeast
01-07-07, 07:50 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,114
Posted By AD-SLE

Texas?

Hummm. Well, I finished 5 years in Plano. Can't decide if the hills bite more than the Texas wind and heat. But you got to love yesterday. I put some fenders on the old vintage Trek 500 and rode...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-07, 09:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,030
Posted By AD-SLE

As usual, I am too late. No more $303...

As usual, I am too late. No more $303 frames.....anyone get one? I'm thinking of building a light weight commuter. Gunnar would be nice but too much $$$ but it is 13oz lighter. Somo.....I heard...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-07, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By AD-SLE

Quickener....what ever came of your plan? Find...

Quickener....what ever came of your plan? Find myself going through a similar conundrum. As for the Nova...pretty bike but for commuters...no eyelets make it more of a pure xcross bike than a...
01-04-07, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,337
Posted By AD-SLE

Nice AD. I have had mine (alas not 531) and I...

Nice AD. I have had mine (alas not 531) and I love the feel and fit....25 years later I still want it to work but boy I wish it had some brazeons! If you do paint it......research putting downtube...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,257
Posted By AD-SLE

It would seem that www.routeslip.com is not...

It would seem that www.routeslip.com is not working for my WinXP Pro tonight. Others?
Forum: Northeast
01-01-07, 06:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,114
Posted By AD-SLE

New to NH....Hopkinton to be exact

Well, I just moved over Thankgiving from Memphis to NH....ah...slight weather change! Oh, yeah, there are hills! Real hills!!

So...got fat after 4 months of hotels, commute, relo etc and I'm...
09-09-06, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By AD-SLE

Gary: Entropy seems to pull harder on tandems...

Gary: Entropy seems to pull harder on tandems than half bikes. Unless two people are on them and riding they are akward seem to always fall over or otherwise hit the deck faster than a single. ...
08-27-06, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By AD-SLE

tandem@hobbes question

Perhaps a little off topic but 100% tandem. I continue to soak up all I can about tandems from those who have been doing this for many years. The Burely Duet was awesome this weekend with a very...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-06, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,279,209
Posted By AD-SLE

My new commuter in 650B

Trash picked this baby. Got a 25.6 post and away we go. Then found although the tire said 26x1 3/8 they are really the obscure 650B tires or 584mm to be exact. For more info see this site...
08-25-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 155,163
Posted By AD-SLE

650b

So my wife comes back from a run a couple of months ago and told me there were two bikes out with the trash. Like I need more bikes! So I jump in the van and go collect them if for nothing else but...
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