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01-21-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,007
Posted By Phil_gretz

Friend Request Update

FriendlyGuy may not be so friendly. So far, no response to my request...
01-18-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 217,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

Lady's bike..

I haven't evaluated this yet. They complained of little things not quite right. Mostly, their friend made nice choices: hammered fenders and VO saddles......
01-18-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 217,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

Details ...

Details
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. Note the levers, Atax flat top stem and head lugs. What is...
01-18-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 217,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

Two Peugeots

belonging to married couple, kids of older friends. These were wedding gifts from a bike enthusiast....
01-17-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,007
Posted By Phil_gretz

Putting My Friendship Where My Mouth Is/Was...

I don't know about trolls, or bots or cans of spam, but I do know when it's time to spring into action!!! Maybe friendlyguy1234 just needs someone kind to reach out to him from our big tent...
01-17-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 448
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've read that Jamaican rum may have medicinal...

I've read that Jamaican rum may have medicinal qualities...
01-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Phil_gretz

^this is likely your answer. 93 gear inches at...

^this is likely your answer. 93 gear inches at 90 rpms is 25 mph-ish, depending on your wheel diameter and tire size. 25 mph solo on the flats is pretty darn quick for a 60+ year old. Maybe...
01-16-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,075
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm expecting a full and complete recovery. I...

I'm expecting a full and complete recovery. I also hope that your convalescence gives you opportunity to catch up on reflection, reading, relating and resting.

Also, since few have commented on...
01-16-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Phil_gretz

Pulley system, that way you don't have to lift...

Pulley system, that way you don't have to lift the bike over your head.


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01-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By Phil_gretz

If it hasn't been mentioned, the hubs should be...

If it hasn't been mentioned, the hubs should be laced to the rims so that the rim decal can be read right side up from the drive side, and the hub logo should be upright and readable while straddling...
01-16-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,007
Posted By Phil_gretz

Let's explore this question a little deeper. Do...

Let's explore this question a little deeper. Do people actually make one or two posts and never return? Sometimes. I've seen a few over the decade plus that I've been on this forum. But normally,...
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By Phil_gretz

Donor Bike...

… for you to build up an excellent multi-purpose commuter. Haggle a bit and buy it for the sole purpose of stripping it down, and then toss or donate the frame. Now all you'll have to do is find...
01-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,007
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm guessing that this has to do with how...

I'm guessing that this has to do with how discussion board advertising values "clicks" and how the site is monetized. I see this in another forum (unrelated topic) where I'm a member. These kind...
01-16-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,729
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm a big supporter of spending time with...

I'm a big supporter of spending time with neighbors. It's good that you were on a bike, doing what you enjoy. But connecting to your neighbor, even if for 90 minutes, priceless...
01-16-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 217,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

Glad that the bike is okay.

Glad that the bike is okay.
01-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,028
Posted By Phil_gretz

Exasperated.

STOP!!! The problem is that you want to fundamentally change your drive train without either the resources or understanding of how to do it efficiently.

Don't. Stick with the 7-speed freewheel...
01-13-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 343
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. Don't discount the possibility of a...

^ this. Don't discount the possibility of a mini-velo or a nano-velo type road bicycle either. They are just small enough to store indoors, and will ride just fine for your purposes.

BTW, if I...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,642
Posted By Phil_gretz

No eAssist for Me...

My daily commute is 9 somewhat hilly miles each way. I really enjoy bike riding. A lot. Bikes are fun, and I do ride for the physical and mental benefits of regular exercise.

There's an...
01-13-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Phil_gretz

It looks like you may have an ISO-406 bmx tire: ...

It looks like you may have an ISO-406 bmx tire:

Check this web site:

https://www.modernbike.com/iso-sizes-for-bicycle-tires-and-rims

Good luck. PG
01-09-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Phil_gretz

You're right. Not my finest moment. Sorry to...

You're right. Not my finest moment. Sorry to all for that attitude...PG
01-08-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 217,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

1987 Fuji Tourer

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It came with little details like spare spokes on the NDS chainstay and a...
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Phil_gretz

The Schwinn Moab might be the more interesting...

The Schwinn Moab might be the more interesting bike. Is this a steel framed one or the larger tubed aluminum one. Rigid fork? Did he send a photo?
01-08-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,605
Posted By Phil_gretz

...the shortness of my remaining life to enjoy...

...the shortness of my remaining life to enjoy them.
01-08-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,277
Posted By Phil_gretz

The current MicroShift stuff out of China is...

The current MicroShift stuff out of China is surprisingly nice. Hollowed out spider and decent plating. Light enough. I just bought and used a few 12-28T 7-speed Shimano compatible cassettes. ...
01-07-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 217,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

Wheelset for a new build...

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Mavic tubular Championnat du Monde rims...
01-07-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Phil_gretz

Really? You discovered that all on your own, too....

Really? You discovered that all on your own, too.

Of course, your thread mentioned both Fuji and Nishiki in their present production form, not in vintage. So, who owns the brands now (hints: ASI,...
01-07-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I hope that ypu can see cap detail in this photo.
01-07-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Phil_gretz

Base your initial trials on which bikes are...

Base your initial trials on which bikes are available to test ride within a reasonable distance from your home. Start there. Nail down a budget and stick to it. That way, you won't be chasing more...
01-07-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Phil_gretz

One of the late 70s PX10 variants? It looks like...

One of the late 70s PX10 variants? It looks like my 1979 PXN-10LE frame did once stripped, even down to the seat stay caps and rear derailleur cable guide.
01-07-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,520
Posted By Phil_gretz

Have you checked AliExpress? I still find what I...

Have you checked AliExpress? I still find what I want at a huge discount direct from China. You'll wait for dispatch/shipping/customs/shipping internal to the U.S., but who cares?
01-07-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Phil_gretz

Neither Fuji nor Nishiki have anything to do with...

Neither Fuji nor Nishiki have anything to do with Japan. Similar to how McDonald's French fries having nothing to do with France.

How much money do you intend to spend on the bike purchase, and...
01-06-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Phil_gretz

Nope

You'll need to figure that out for yourself. How much are you willing to spend? That's the question. The rest is simply details. I built a pretty nice carbon road bike for $1800. But I paid myself...
01-06-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By Phil_gretz

Another piece of crack detective work, right...

Another piece of crack detective work, right there!
01-06-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree with what you posted DaveSSS. I'll add...

I agree with what you posted DaveSSS. I'll add that a road bike can be adapted to be nearly the same (touch point) geometry as a time trial bike, by eliminating the saddle set back, shortening and...
01-06-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Phil_gretz

The Pro's Closet is a good source of used...

The Pro's Closet is a good source of used component parts. Buying a complete bike from them could work (I've never done it), but you're faced with the sizing and geometry questions that cannot be...
01-06-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,541
Posted By Phil_gretz

I suspect that you have forgotten many of these...

I suspect that you have forgotten many of these pluses, or maybe never experienced them in the first place?

Still, I applaud you for accommodating some form of riding to your capabilities. Bravo.
01-06-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By Phil_gretz

Can they order a wheelset for you? At nearly...

Can they order a wheelset for you? At nearly $800, you can begin to get decent wheels for your road bike. It's a shame that they tied it to a particular vendor...
01-06-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Phil_gretz

First off, you've come to the right place. ...

First off, you've come to the right place. Second, you should put your approximate locale in your profile, so that folks can make market-specific recommendations for you.

Third, don't buy a bike...
01-04-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,710
Views: 217,727
Posted By Phil_gretz

1997-ish Fuji Touring for my daughter's friend

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It needed chain, cassette, cables, rim tape, tires and handlebar tape....
01-03-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,621
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thanks for asking. I don't talk about it very...

Thanks for asking. I don't talk about it very much, but this bike "punches significantly heavier than its weight class" in terms of how good it feels in cornering and climbing. Admittedly, I've...
01-03-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,621
Posted By Phil_gretz

Others will chime in on the technical aspects of...

Others will chime in on the technical aspects of painting, but I can tell you that you'll be glad that you removed both the bottom bracket bearing and the headset cups. It's less to mask, the...
01-03-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Phil_gretz

If your parents' insurance will pay, you should...

If your parents' insurance will pay, you should seek out a good sports physical therapist to diagnose this. At that level of riding ^ you're likely suffering the consequences of overuse, which may...
01-02-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,052
Posted By Phil_gretz

I probably rode less than 3000 miles this year,...

I probably rode less than 3000 miles this year, but that's a guess based on my total number of days commuting. I don't track mileage at all, and I rarely ride on weekends, though, except with my...
01-02-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,051
Posted By Phil_gretz

Mine would be a 2008 Specialized Epic FSR (26") I...

Mine would be a 2008 Specialized Epic FSR (26") I recently built up for my son-in-law. Terrific bike.

Honorable mention goes to the 1979 Motobecane Grand Jubile that was given to me. Pretty...
Replies: 46
Views: 1,867
Posted By Phil_gretz

You could unlace the wheels and flip the rims. ...

You could unlace the wheels and flip the rims. :innocent:
Replies: 46
Views: 1,867
Posted By Phil_gretz

Agree. Levers should be on non-drive side. It...

Agree. Levers should be on non-drive side. It may be in the rules somewhere...
01-02-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Phil_gretz

There are quite a few used 26ers to be found now....

There are quite a few used 26ers to be found now. Some really nice ones that weren't raced or crashed too much. Stock up.
01-02-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By Phil_gretz

For the seatpost, remove the crank and bottom...

For the seatpost, remove the crank and bottom bracket bearing. Plug any seat tube bottle cage holes. Tape or plug any places where liquid could escape the seatpost. Invert the frame and carefully...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,481
Posted By Phil_gretz

I use these on my "commuter" bike, plus the metal...

I use these on my "commuter" bike, plus the metal caged one on my MTB. I use the single sided 234s (?) on my touring bike. I always ride in cleated shoes, however.



My thoughts exactly, SPD-SL...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,215
Posted By Phil_gretz

Taking the Long Way...

in 26 degree calm air today. I work on a military installation, and this morning I discovered that my normal gate was closed (despite having been open on the 31st, but that's another story). So, I...
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