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Urban Cycling / commuting by bike
« on: July 09, 2007, 04:57:20 pm »
Everyday for 4 years.  I believe the saving in gas alone has paid for all 3 of my bikes as well as everything I have bought for them.

Urban Cycling / commuting by bike
« on: March 13, 2007, 08:21:43 pm »
You don't have to ride far to say you commute.  My one way distance to work is 1.2 miles.  

Classifieds / touring shoes
« on: November 11, 2005, 08:21:00 pm »
I am relative new to touring but not to cycling.  My issue this time is touring shoes.  I have some mt. bike shoes with spd cleates but there is got to be something a little better when these. What is are you seasoned tourers wearing?

Gear Talk / BOB trailer and Cannondale
« on: April 30, 2008, 05:27:39 pm »
I had a similar issue with my 2001 t2000.  It was using a Jandd rack.  It was a little longer then most racks.  The same area of the rack, you described, was hitting the small eyelet on the BoB, for holding the securing pin. I had a different rack so I replace it and that took care of my problem. It is nice to have the rack so you can put a trunk on for the small things you need during your ride. Unfortunately you might have to do some surgery on the rack.  Anyway good luck.

Gear Talk / Speedo
« on: March 03, 2008, 06:14:35 pm »
I  have been using my etrek gps.  I like it because I can choose many options to use and change them when I want to.  This is a less expensive model so I can't down load maps but this isn't an issue with me.  It does have its limitation it is much lager the a standard cycle computer but then again I don't have a wire or a pickup on the wheel.  Also you can loose signal in a tree canopy or tunnel.

Gear Talk / Stylish Biking Cloths?
« on: February 28, 2008, 07:50:28 pm »
It's not wheter you win or lose it how you look playing the game.

Gear Talk / Pannier/Daypack combo?
« on: January 23, 2008, 07:11:16 pm »
Nashbar sell one but it may be larger then what you need.  I got one and use for an emergency bag.

Gear Talk / Schrader vs Presta
« on: December 08, 2007, 10:03:15 pm »
Just to let you know that drilling the rim is very easy and with a little care you won't damage the rim.

Gear Talk / Schrader vs Presta
« on: November 11, 2007, 08:25:20 pm »
I did a search and didn't find any discussion on this so I can ask.  Many of you who have done long tours what is your preference between the two valves.  I have modified my mountain bike to Schraders and now I'm looking at my touring bike wheels and considering  doing the same. What is the general consensus.

Gear Talk / Kick Stands
« on: November 19, 2007, 06:05:56 pm »
I have had a kick stand on and off my 2001 t2000 Cannondale and have never notice any problem with the frame.  I have always mounted on the bridge that was mentioned.  I'll probably continue doing so.

Gear Talk / Kick Stands
« on: November 08, 2007, 06:58:29 pm »
Jim Beard did you shorten the legs on your esge?  I saw this on another forum.  I just put mine on and never thought about cutting them down any. thanks JimB

Gear Talk / Kick Stands
« on: November 08, 2007, 02:11:15 pm »
I'm all for them.  I use a double legged type and it works very well when I'm towing my BoB trailer.  However it is one more item you have to keep tight so check often.

Gear Talk / Rear Derailleur
« on: October 27, 2007, 02:12:17 am »
I had a deore rear on my mountain bike and got years out of it with very little problem.  Some one told me that XTR means race componets and they are a little lighter over all.  They use to make a DX and a XT but I don't remember what the difference was. I don't think you will have a problem using the pulleys on the Deore.  Hope that helps  Jim

Gear Talk / New Fork
« on: October 23, 2007, 11:28:29 pm »
I did forget one thing about using the carbon fork it makes the front end very light and with a load in back it can make stiring a little twitchy until you get use to it.  Jim

Gear Talk / New Fork
« on: October 23, 2007, 01:53:11 pm »
I will disagree with Dave on the comfort level of a carbon fork.  I put a Winwood carbon cyclcross fork on my T2000 Cannondale and it made a world of difference in handling and comfort this is on road and trail.  I'm like you I don't load the front I use a BoB tailer so there is no need. It's going to really end up being what's good for you or what you will settle for. See you on the road someday, Jim  

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