11-24-2012, 04:12 PM
Did you get those at The Bike Lane? Revolution?
Originally Posted by culimerc
11-25-2012, 10:33 AM
Farmington Canal Heritage Trail by thetejon, on Flickr
Doing a little riding while up in Connecticut for Thanksgiving. The trail was a little disappointing - the website talks about this 80 mile rail trail, but then you realize that most of that is in the "design" stage, and what you actually have is 4 miles full of stop signs. Still, nice to get out.
Also, I realized how lucky we are in this area - Southington, CT, is far from bike-friendly. The 30MPH road we stayed on had no shoulder (or even sidewalks for the most part) and the cars were doing much more than 30. I got buzzed a few times on a 25mph road with no traffic in the opposite direction. Drivers here may be crazy, but at least we have some options.
Last edited by jrenaut; 11-25-2012 at 10:35 AM.
Reason: Forgot second complaint about bike facilities
11-26-2012, 08:32 AM
The Bike Arl. one is from Revolution in Clarendon, WABA was via the mail/interwebs (I believe, both were gifts)
Originally Posted by vvill
11-26-2012, 08:56 AM
Revolution generally has the BikeArlington jersey in stock. Remember that your WABA card will get you a discount on a BA jersey!
Originally Posted by vvill
11-26-2012, 09:36 AM
Thanks folks. I think I need to get one of those sometime.
11-26-2012, 09:39 AM
Johnny is an old Lemond Poprad- when I acquired him he had dual Avid shorty canti's... I couldn't stand them up front (Link to thread) and settled on a set of Paul Mini-moto linear (short) pull fronts. I now have about 1500 miles on them and am still really jazzed about their performance. Adding the interrupter levers was a great move as well. However, just this morning I found some sort of special slime on Difficult Run trail that lubed up my rim so badly that I lost 95% of my braking power and shot into the trees. Meanwhile, my buddy on his Avid mechanicals merrily went on his way right through the goo. If I could (and felt like spending the money) I'd rebuild that front with a disc but I don't think that the frame has enough life left to justify a new fork.
Originally Posted by dcv
Only other issue with the Paul (besides cost) is that it takes some fiddling and a 15mm wrench to get it dialed in after a wheelset change (I switch back and forth between a set of commuter slicks and the CX tires). It's not a huge deal but like most Paul products, the documentation is well-neigh nonexistent so some trial and error is in order.
The other huge improvement I recently made was switching from high pressure CX (Hutch Piranha @ 80psi) to low pressure tubeless CX (Michelin Mud2 @ 38-40psi)- off road handling is a TON better at the lower pressures even if my on-piste performance is a bit slower. Also- no more evil pinch flats...
11-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Thx, I was going to convert a bad boy for my wife but the top tube was too long for drop bar setup. I recently switched to kool stops on my CX, haven't noticed problems w braking. Cantis are a pain to keep adjusted properly.
Originally Posted by GuyContinental
11-26-2012, 10:06 PM
I put a new fork on mine.
11-26-2012, 10:14 PM
Holy tire clearance! Are you running 26" MTB wheels on a 29'er fork?
Originally Posted by Rod Smith
Your trailer tires looks overloaded or low on air, what are you hauling?
11-27-2012, 06:43 PM