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08-24-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Phamilton

(3) Vintage Schwinn Step Thru Frames - New Projects

I picked them up this afternoon for $40.

A Traveller, a World Sport, and a Sprint.

Will post a few pics once I get them wiped down etc. Will need just about everything - tires, chains, bar...
08-24-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By Phamilton

Itís a good thread. It doesnít matter that we...

Itís a good thread. It doesnít matter that we talk about it all the time. Itís important.

I also think cycling in general has made my knees stronger, and mashing tall gears once in a while is...
08-23-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

This is a great thread. I just found myself...

This is a great thread. I just found myself wondering whether Iíd feel differently about it had I paid nothing for my bikes, like if they were gifted to me would I tell anybody? Lot of social...
08-23-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Phamilton

Nah, that was actually a pretty solid analogy.

Nah, that was actually a pretty solid analogy.
08-23-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,111
Posted By Phamilton

My Schwinn Voyageur has a 30/46/50 triple w/...

My Schwinn Voyageur has a 30/46/50 triple w/ 13-28 5sp FW, half step plus granny. It doesn't balk at any cross chain combination, thankfully, but it sure does feel weird to ride 30/13, and frankly...
08-23-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,505
Posted By Phamilton

Not mine, but I took care of this little lady for...

Not mine, but I took care of this little lady for a couple weeks while we tried to find her a new home after she showed up at my wife's place of employment.
...
08-23-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Phamilton

It's a real slick setup if you can get everything...

It's a real slick setup if you can get everything to work together. I did this on my hybrid, a Trek Multitrack. Bought a spare set of wheels for like $40 off craigslist - three differences between...
08-23-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

Likewise! Thanks for the heads-up! Have a great...

Likewise! Thanks for the heads-up! Have a great weekend! I like your bike!

Sry, "bike(s)"
08-23-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

For $800 American, you can get a decent Buick...

For $800 American, you can get a decent Buick with leather seats and dual zone climate control. In Indiana. Vintage steel bikes are indeed comfortable and great for commuting, but not VINTAGE BUICK...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Phamilton

Those are very nice bikes, and touring bikes make...

Those are very nice bikes, and touring bikes make great commuters. I don't notice the weight difference having racks/fenders on vs. off my Voyageur. It's maybe 3 lbs. I carry more water than that on...
08-23-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

Ok that's clever, but you said you were leaving.

Ok that's clever, but you said you were leaving.
08-23-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

This is a great thread. Classic. Old school. I...

This is a great thread. Classic. Old school. I love it. Why isn't it in commuting sub? That would be icing on the crap cake.
08-23-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

True! And for some, true commuting zen is...

True!

And for some, true commuting zen is only achieved when one has the most expensive commuting bike anybody has heard of. For some, it's only achieved when one has the cheapest commuting bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Phamilton

To be more inclusive, I am considering changing...

To be more inclusive, I am considering changing the tune of the thread to "share a pic of your bell" -or- "share an audio clip of you yelling 'on your left'.
08-23-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

No need. Clearly I am Hemingway. And I respect a...

No need. Clearly I am Hemingway. And I respect a person who recognizes being outclassed.
08-23-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

And then without fail somebody chimes in with a...

And then without fail somebody chimes in with a simplistic description of how threads generally play out on discussion forums, all of them. Thatís my favorite part. Itís what keeps me coming back for...
08-22-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

Sorry/not sorry about the rant. The touring...

Sorry/not sorry about the rant.

The touring bike is actually a really nice bike. There is nothing cruddy about it. I know the cruddy comment wasnít directed at me or my bikes.

But I do think...
08-22-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

Would you consider my $25 and $45 commuters to be...

Would you consider my $25 and $45 commuters to be cruddy bikes? Theyíre old, sure, and not fashionable but as comfortable, reliable, and safe as any other commuter. The touring bike is just as fast...
08-22-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 43,709
Posted By Phamilton

Yeah I was very happy to get them at $25, and...

Yeah I was very happy to get them at $25, and honestly having great tires on an already great bike - I canít say no. Itís genuinely inspiring to ride. Iíd be an idiot to get rid of it. Iím so glad...
08-22-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 43,709
Posted By Phamilton

Iím not going to read back over the thread...

Iím not going to read back over the thread history, but I have over 4,000 commuting miles on a pair of Bontrager T1s, $20/pc at the LBS, in 27 x 1 1/4. I didnít get many flats, they have excellent...
08-22-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Phamilton

Those aren't my experiences to share.

Those aren't my experiences to share.
08-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Phamilton

The OP is asking for other people's experiences,...

The OP is asking for other people's experiences, and I shared.

Maybe it's time for you to share yours.
08-22-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Phamilton

Probably. Generally speaking, there are less cars...

Probably. Generally speaking, there are less cars on the trail than on the road.
08-22-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Phamilton

I seldom get passed by other bikers on the trail...

I seldom get passed by other bikers on the trail but I can't remember when anybody passing me has ever rung a bell or announced. I use a bell, and I ring it far back enough I try to give 10 seconds'...
08-22-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,130
Posted By Phamilton

Safer is subjective - I've never been hit by a...

Safer is subjective - I've never been hit by a car on the MUP, or by objects thrown by a car driver.
08-22-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,629
Posted By Phamilton

I paid $25 and $45 for my two commuter bikes. The...

I paid $25 and $45 for my two commuter bikes. The $750 you spent on your Cannondale is an outrageous price to pay for a commuter bike, IMO.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Phamilton

That's OK. Living car free was not a religion for...

That's OK. Living car free was not a religion for me. It's sort of a shame - living car free was something that I learned a lot from and that really enriched my life. I believe a lot of people could...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Phamilton

The car is so nice, in fact, that I wonder why...

The car is so nice, in fact, that I wonder why anybody would ever drive a new Chevy when when they could drive a used Buick. If youíre buying used anyway, why ever buy a Chevy at all, there are lots...
08-21-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,140
Posted By Phamilton

For clarity, Iím asking from a place of...

For clarity, Iím asking from a place of inexperience, not experience. I subscribed to this thread a while ago, Iím curious as to how things will turn out for you.

I have been riding for about 2...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Phamilton

Show me your BELLS

I see cyclists in my city and plenty of pics of commuter bikes here on the forums without bells. I thought they were pretty dorky at first, but itís way more dorky to have to constantly yell ďon your...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,676
Posted By Phamilton

Basket/crate strapped to rear rack created some...

Basket/crate strapped to rear rack created some front end shimmy on one of my bikes but it was not unrideable. Good enough for short rides less than an hour, wouldnít want to make it a regular thing...
08-20-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,140
Posted By Phamilton

Ever thought about getting a pro fit? Center of...

Ever thought about getting a pro fit? Center of gravity has a big effect on how the body absorbs shock and where.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Phamilton

A Buick. Itís pretty nice. It was a grannyís car...

A Buick. Itís pretty nice. It was a grannyís car until granny got in a fender bender and they wouldnít let granny drive anymore. So itís got a ding but otherwise in nice shape.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Phamilton

noglider I donít fight progress. Easy come,...

noglider

I donít fight progress. Easy come, easy go. Works the other way around, too.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Phamilton

Thats a cool idea, never occurred to me. If I...

Thats a cool idea, never occurred to me. If I ever had a teacher who was cool with me leaving my gear, Iíd just build a guitar for that purpose.
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,019
Posted By Phamilton

37 years old, never had a credit card. I have...

37 years old, never had a credit card. I have some medical bill debt, but that's it. No mortgage, no loans, no cards. Cash only. Not much savings, but at least no debt.

I think I have more of a...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Phamilton

Does it really seem like I'm "over" thinking?...

Does it really seem like I'm "over" thinking? Feels like plain old thinking to me.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By Phamilton

My wife bought a car

After just short of 2 years being car-free, my wife brought home a car this past weekend, a surprise she had been saving for several months.

My commute is 12 miles each way. I estimate I rode...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By Phamilton

I always love seeing pics of this bike. Did you...

I always love seeing pics of this bike. Did you take off the layback post?
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By Phamilton

That Peugeot touring bike is now $100, and a 60cm...

That Peugeot touring bike is now $100, and a 60cm (24Ē) frame. If youíre too tall for that frame, donít I recall that Raleigh Sports biggest frame was a 23Ē? I guess if there was a 25Ē and you got it...
08-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By Phamilton

Further thought, my Voyageur has a real flexy...

Further thought, my Voyageur has a real flexy frame, I wonder if OPís Raleigh isnít also pretty flexy. Maybe that has nothing to do with it, just wondering aloud.
08-05-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By Phamilton

I just went through this issue with my Schwinn...

I just went through this issue with my Schwinn Voyageur. I had a shimmy in the front end, tried headset, tried taking off the front rack, tried a couple different stems. I had a Wald basket zip tied...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By Phamilton

Yeah, looks like Tucson actually has a pretty...

Yeah, looks like Tucson actually has a pretty rich c-list market for used bikes. Hereís your touring bike, just an example, no idea if itís your size:
...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,616
Posted By Phamilton

I havenít found anything yet that seemed worth...

I havenít found anything yet that seemed worth returning. If I stop to check something out and it turns out to be trash, I just toss it in my basket or backpack or whatever and throw it away when I...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By Phamilton

Oh yeah, and the steel rims and brakes on that...

Oh yeah, and the steel rims and brakes on that Sports would be awful downhill, especially if thereís water on the road. Nuh uh.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By Phamilton

For $200 and hills Iíd find a good used mtb or...

For $200 and hills Iíd find a good used mtb or hybrid with a triple. I got my Trek 700 Multitrack for $25 off c-list. It was admittedly a steal at that price, and needed some work, but I have way...
08-02-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,924
Posted By Phamilton

I had it happen too many times that, for...

I had it happen too many times that, for instance, at a 4 way stop - one driver would try to wave me on, then get tired of waiting on me to get back on my bike and go and proceed through the...
07-31-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,924
Posted By Phamilton

Also, the bell on my bike is loud enough to be...

Also, the bell on my bike is loud enough to be heard a few hundred yards up the path. I try to give people on the path some time to figure out what theyíre gonna do when I catch up. At 15mph closing...
07-31-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,924
Posted By Phamilton

OP - the solution: your bike ride was too long....

OP - the solution: your bike ride was too long. 46 miles in and you had become irritable enough that a minor traffic jam on a shared path has you posting to the forum.
07-26-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Phamilton

Do you think this would work on an Ď83 Schwinn...

Do you think this would work on an Ď83 Schwinn Voyageur? My current one is fine but it might not be a bad idea to have a working spare.
...
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