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02-16-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By ironwood

There is a nice Niko on the Tampa craigslist for...

There is a nice Niko on the Tampa craigslist for $85. Go to the E-Bay Craigslist thread.
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By ironwood

There is a forum for this.

There is a forum for this.
02-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By ironwood

Do you mean MAFAC Raids or Racers? If you are...

Do you mean MAFAC Raids or Racers? If you are going to use 650B tires, Raids or Grand Bois long reach, or Compass ( the latter two are simply variations on the Raids) are best. I'm not sure...
02-13-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,698
Posted By ironwood

A lot depends on the Dollar -Euro exchange rate.

A lot depends on the Dollar -Euro exchange rate.
02-13-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By ironwood

There was an article in Bicycle Quarterly a while...

There was an article in Bicycle Quarterly a while ago about rehabbing a prewar Urago. I don't have the issue number right now.

The rear derailleur could be a Cyclo; they look "weird" to modern...
02-08-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,617
Posted By ironwood

I'm retired so finding time isn't a problem, But...

I'm retired so finding time isn't a problem, But I used to commute on a bike. Now I use my bike for shopping or other utilitarian purposes and just going to places within a reasonable radius.
02-06-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,012
Posted By ironwood

$$$$$

$$$$$
02-01-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,448
Posted By ironwood

I went across N.America on an older bike than...

I went across N.America on an older bike than yours, but then it was in 1980. Aluminum racks were the only ones readily available at the time I had an Eclipse rear rack and a Blackburn front. They...
01-31-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By ironwood

I've gotten some nice bikes in the local dump. ...

I've gotten some nice bikes in the local dump. For years I rode bikes I put together from parts I found. Not so much to save money, but to keep my mechanical skills up. Yard sales are also a good...
01-31-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 54,379
Views: 7,652,648
Posted By ironwood

I like the brazed on centerpulls, resembles a...

I like the brazed on centerpulls, resembles a Centurion Pro Tour.
01-30-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By ironwood

Suppose you are right on the equator, what then?

Suppose you are right on the equator, what then?
01-29-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,164
Posted By ironwood

Winter isn't over until it's over.

Winter isn't over until it's over.
01-27-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By ironwood

Another great thing about wool is that it still...

Another great thing about wool is that it still can insulate even when wet as opposed to cotton. The Appalachian Mountain Club has a slogan "cotton kills". It's an exaggeration, but a number of...
01-27-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By ironwood

Careful, it can be addictive. Many years ago I...

Careful, it can be addictive. Many years ago I pulled a bike out of the metal pile at the dump, and kept finding better and better bikes.
01-27-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,375
Posted By ironwood

A lot of old bikes from the late 70s and early...

A lot of old bikes from the late 70s and early 80s can be converted to 650B. A 650Bx42 tire would be good for logging roads and town. The selection of high quality, wider tires has increased in the...
01-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 946
Posted By ironwood

Wool is great stuff. So is silk. I've never...

Wool is great stuff. So is silk. I've never been able to wear synthetics next to my body for more than about three hours before it starts to stink.

Wool should be washed because it loses some...
01-26-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By ironwood

Does it fit you? Read about sizing and fitting a...

Does it fit you? Read about sizing and fitting a bicycle.
01-25-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,463
Posted By ironwood

I've been riding Brooks and Ideal saddles for...

I've been riding Brooks and Ideal saddles for over fifty years without a problem, except for an occaisional saddle sore, probably caused by clothing.
Forum: Touring
01-25-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By ironwood

How much is anything worth? Whatever people are...

How much is anything worth? Whatever people are willing to pay for it. There is a market for some bikes, but a frame by itself would be of most interest to someone who wrecked his or her frame,...
01-23-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By ironwood

I'm surprised that you didn't suggest a small...

I'm surprised that you didn't suggest a small nuclear reactor.
01-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By ironwood

It isn't an '83, all the 600 series that year...

It isn't an '83, all the 600 series that year had caliper brakes, not brazed on posts for cantilevers. The '83s are good candidates for conversion to 650B.
01-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,226
Posted By ironwood

There is a forum for heavier riders, Clydesdales...

There is a forum for heavier riders, Clydesdales and Athenas , Someone there might have good advice.
01-17-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,727
Posted By ironwood

You are not a Luddite if you have a bike...

You are not a Luddite if you have a bike computer. A Luddite wouldn't have bike computer. I might be considered a Luddite because I don't have a bike computer, nor do I use a GPS to find my way...
01-14-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By ironwood

There are a lot of old, better, Ralieghs that...

There are a lot of old, better, Ralieghs that show up on Craig's listor E-Bay, or yard sales, etc . There are also a lot of Japanese bikes from the early eighties available. These bikes probably have...
01-14-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,231
Posted By ironwood

What's wrong with your present set up?

What's wrong with your present set up?
01-13-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By ironwood

Some of these responses are further evidence of...

Some of these responses are further evidence of the breakdown of our civil society.
01-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By ironwood

If you average all the responses out, it looks...

If you average all the responses out, it looks like you've got to convert both. That's the jury's verdict.
01-13-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 502
Posted By ironwood

Check the bottom bracket drop. I measured my...

Check the bottom bracket drop. I measured my Tempo, and it was 75mm, which is a little low, especially if you use long cranks. I didn't try to put 650Bs on it. I think you might be able to use...
01-12-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,280
Posted By ironwood

Amsterdam and Copenhagen are modern cities in...

Amsterdam and Copenhagen are modern cities in modern societies. You must mean "modern American society".
01-12-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By ironwood

Stopping the thief is one thing, but hitting him...

Stopping the thief is one thing, but hitting him with a bat , which can be a deadly weapon, is another. In some ways this resembles "spring gun " cases, where someone sets a spring gun rigged to...
01-11-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By ironwood

Do you have a bike now?

Do you have a bike now?
01-11-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By ironwood

When it stops you and makes you fall. It...

When it stops you and makes you fall. It happened once to me on a climb in the Big Horns , Wyoming.
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By ironwood

I looked at the French Decathalon site and looked...

I looked at the French Decathalon site and looked for Trekking Velos. They are not presently offering one now, but the site says they plan to offer bikes more like our idea of a loaded touring bike....
01-10-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,280
Posted By ironwood

I believe it because I've seen great bikes thrown...

I believe it because I've seen great bikes thrown away. Most Americans would not know a Herse or Singer. A bike is a child's play thing for most Americans.
01-09-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By ironwood

Need a lot more information about the bike before...

Need a lot more information about the bike before giving any advice.
01-09-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By ironwood

Do you have fenders (mudguards) on your bike? A...

Do you have fenders (mudguards) on your bike? A front fender might protect the headset from water thrown up from the tire.
01-09-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,543
Posted By ironwood

Back when I did use toe clips, I had leather...

Back when I did use toe clips, I had leather soled cycling shoes with leather cleats, as I recall they were TA. I used Lyotard pedals. After thousands of miles the shoes sort of fell apart, when I...
01-09-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,504
Posted By ironwood

It's interesting how ideas about tire width, and...

It's interesting how ideas about tire width, and pressure have changed over the years, Fifteen or twenty years ago the idea that wider tires were better for the average rider was ridiculed. People...
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,066
Posted By ironwood

I think the various accounts here could be...

I think the various accounts here could be combined to make a great comic road movie. I think the author of the Outside article should write a movie script.
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,066
Posted By ironwood

I thought the article from Outside was really...

I thought the article from Outside was really funny. I've never been on a group tour,but I've met some groups, and found the group members to be much more involved with the group, and not open to...
01-08-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,543
Posted By ironwood

I used toe clips for many years; I never used the...

I used toe clips for many years; I never used the clipless system of attaching to the pedal. For the last couple of years I've been riding platforms like Grip Kings and the VO touring platforms with...
01-08-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By ironwood

Ask the moderator to move the thread to thre...

Ask the moderator to move the thread to thre mechanic's sub forum. There are serious mechanic there who don't waste their time here.
01-06-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,393
Posted By ironwood

If you tie it like they do on the Rivendell...

If you tie it like they do on the Rivendell video, it shouldn't come loose. Some people also shellac the tape. If done right some cork tape will look like leather, sort of.
01-06-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By ironwood

Maybe you could be a bike messenger, and take the...

Maybe you could be a bike messenger, and take the kid along in a kid carrier.
01-06-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,393
Posted By ironwood

Try using hemp twine instead of tape. The...

Try using hemp twine instead of tape. The Rivendell site, www.rivbike.com has instructions.
01-06-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 536
Posted By ironwood

Is there a bike shop near you? You could ask if...

Is there a bike shop near you? You could ask if anyone knows a good shop in your area. Local bike shops need all the help they can get, sadly they are being crushed by the giant snake.
01-06-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By ironwood

You might in the near future.

You might in the near future.
01-06-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By ironwood

Are you an EU citizen? If not do you have a work...

Are you an EU citizen? If not do you have a work permit?
01-06-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By ironwood

For some people this might be good advice, but...

For some people this might be good advice, but there are a lot of happy cyclists who commute. A lot depends on where you live.
A few years ago the cost of owning and maintaining a car was $8,000 a...
01-06-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By ironwood

It can be a lot cheaper than driving, and it is...

It can be a lot cheaper than driving, and it is more than a hobby for some of us. It can be the best method of transportation, but it all depends on where you live and where you want to go.. One...
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