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09-05-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 119
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Posted By Primitive Don

Goal - 250 9/5 - Mixed Surface - 16.8 9/8...

Goal - 250

9/5 - Mixed Surface - 16.8
9/8 - Gravel Group Ride - 32.7
9/12 - Spin Class - 10.00 (estimate)
9/13 - Mixed Surface Ride - 36.2
9/13 - Had to Go Back to Get My Phone - 5.0
9/22 -...
08-24-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,227
Posted By Primitive Don

I'm 250 and for my road bike I have an 80s Trek...

I'm 250 and for my road bike I have an 80s Trek that has a racing geometry, so I can get 25s on there. Since I normally ride gravel with 700x38, the 25s are great for low rolling resistance, but I...
08-09-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

As an update, the 6-speed 600EX derailleur simply...

As an update, the 6-speed 600EX derailleur simply wasn't cutting it in the 7-speed application. The derailleur would not shift into the two largest cogs without a fair amount of noise and wonkiness,...
08-04-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,245
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal - 250 8/2 - Gravel - 29.4 8/4 - Road...

Goal - 250

8/2 - Gravel - 29.4
8/4 - Road - 24.2
8/6 - Gravel - 34.5
8/10 - Road - 21.4
8/11 - Gravel - 31.6
8/15 - Gravel - 34.0
8/20 - Gravel - 16.9
8/23 - Gravel - 17.8
08-04-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Getting ready for shakedown cruise with Tourney STI shifters. Shifting...
07-25-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,849
Posted By Primitive Don

Makes sense, didn't they operate as a consortium...

Makes sense, didn't they operate as a consortium of sorts with Dia Compe against Shimano?
07-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,849
Posted By Primitive Don

Gorgeous ride! I didn't know Sugino made...

Gorgeous ride! I didn't know Sugino made derailleurs and even carbon fiber shifters, wow!
07-23-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

Sure! Now that you don't have to mess with...

Sure! Now that you don't have to mess with Photobucket, it'll be easy.
07-23-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

Thanks for your suggestions, everyone! I ended up...

Thanks for your suggestions, everyone! I ended up going with the Shimano Tourney STI shifters, a new 14-28 freewheel and chain. I would have bought the Micronew shifters that were suggested, but the...
07-20-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

Point well taken. If it doesn't work I can put on...

Point well taken. If it doesn't work I can put on the RSX or some other 7-speed RD. I might have something on my parts bin that will work.
07-19-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

Cool, im liking the idea of just new STI...

Cool, im liking the idea of just new STI shifters, cassette/freewheel and chain. So it sounds like you guys are thinking the 6 speed RD would shift to 7, guess I would just need to let the limit...
07-19-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

Awesome, I appreciate the responses!

Awesome, I appreciate the responses!
07-19-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,725
Posted By Primitive Don

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Here's the same Univega in it's newer incarnation, with Sora/Deore 9 speed and...
07-19-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

Thanks for your reply!

Thanks for your reply!
07-18-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By Primitive Don

RSX on 87 Trek 560EX?

Hello C&Vers,

I have what I believe is an 87 Trek 560EX with a 6-speed 600EX group. Bike fits well and I'm happy overall, cannot afford to upgrade since I don't ride on the road that much.

Last...
07-07-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,441
Posted By Primitive Don

July Goal = 250 Miles 7/1 - 21.1 -...

July Goal = 250 Miles

7/1 - 21.1 - Clydesdale and Athena Appreciation Ride - Warm AM Gravel
7/5 - 24.8 - Columbia City Gravel Hills Group Ride With R and M
7/7 - 37.7 - Climb and Grind Southern...
07-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,733
Posted By Primitive Don

Is it 100 miles in one ride or 100 miles during...

Is it 100 miles in one ride or 100 miles during the month?
06-27-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 203,562
Posted By Primitive Don

It's a blast for sure! Big climbs and need to...

It's a blast for sure! Big climbs and need to have good brakes for wicked descents. Haven't tried the 60, but I understand it is a lot of treacherous singletrack and double track.
06-14-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,583
Posted By Primitive Don

Ugh, I have been really been sloughing off the...

Ugh, I have been really been sloughing off the past year and a half. Made some positive lifestyle changes after some serious backsliding. Need to get my mojo back!

June Goal - 150 Miles

6/6 -...
11-29-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54,827
Views: 7,788,266
Posted By Primitive Don

Vintage Raleigh Mixte - $25 in Stevensville, MI ...

Vintage Raleigh Mixte - $25 in Stevensville, MI
https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-raleigh-mixte-for/6730111183.html

Fuji Ace in South Bend, IN...
11-29-18, 08:10 PM
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Views: 7,788,266
Posted By Primitive Don

Fuji Ace - $180 in South Bend, IN ...

Fuji Ace - $180 in South Bend, IN
https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/fuji-ace/6725796320.html

Vintage Raleigh Mixte - $25 in Stevensville, MI...
11-02-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 208,927
Posted By Primitive Don

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Cannondale recently found at church sale. I believe it is equipped...
08-16-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54,827
Views: 7,788,266
Posted By Primitive Don

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bop/d/miyata-31...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bop/d/miyata-310-mixte-frameset/6664518496.html

This mixte frame is so purty, I would pick it up in a sec if I lived closer. I would build this up for my wife,...
08-06-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By Primitive Don

25 and 50 Mile Gravel Rides Culver, Indiana

I will be leading two great Gravel Rides coming up in August and September, beginning in Culver, Indiana, about 40 miles South of South Bend.

25 Mile Easy Pace Gravel Ride No Drop Gravel Ride...
07-13-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By Primitive Don

Along the lines of what others are saying, a...

Along the lines of what others are saying, a clyde should definitely have spokes properly tensioned by a competent mechanic. This will allow a larger rider to ride the same wheel with better results....
06-15-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,100
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal 150 6/4 — 14.28 6/6 — 26.05 6/6...

Goal 150


6/4 — 14.28
6/6 — 26.05
6/6 — 4.43
6/9 — 12.11
6/15 — 21.45

MTD — 78.32
06-15-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 534
Posted By Primitive Don

Gravel Rides in Culver, Indiana Sat 6/16 and 6/23

Good morning!

I will be leading 2 upcoming Gravel Bike Rides that I wanted to let folks know about. Please share with family and friends who are interested in cycling and adventure. These are...
06-14-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By Primitive Don

Cyclocross Race in Culver, Indiana Sunday, 10/7

Culver Kiwanis Cyclocross Races
Sunday, October 7, Onsite Registration 9 am EST, Races follow at 10 am
Culver Town Park
819 E Lakeshore Dr
Culver, IN 46511

Event Facebook Page...
01-10-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By Primitive Don

I really cant stand to ride on the trainer, so I...

I really cant stand to ride on the trainer, so I prefer to ride outside. With that said it has been super nasty lately, so I haven't ridden much in the past few weeks.

1) Aerotech winter cycling...
01-07-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,872
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal — 100 1/7 — 7.8 — Back on the bike...

Goal — 100

1/7 — 7.8 — Back on the bike after a gluttonous holiday and weeklong vacation. Used the homemade studded tires I made last year to ride on our completely frozen-over lake. The fishermen...
12-14-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 45,404
Posted By Primitive Don

Raleigh Stuntman on sale $1375 ...

Raleigh Stuntman on sale $1375

https://www.raleighusa.com/stuntman-13772
12-06-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,348
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal — 200/month or 50/week 12/1 — 17.6 ...

Goal — 200/month or 50/week

12/1 — 17.6
12/3 — 24.6
12/15 — 17.4
12/16 — 16.2
12/19 — 20.4 — It was actually a nice warm Fall Day here after snow earlier in the week. Had a nice gravel ride to...
11-05-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,416
Posted By Primitive Don

Stretch Goal Month — 300 Stretch Goal Week — 75...

Stretch Goal Month — 300
Stretch Goal Week — 75

11/4 7.0 and 24.5 — Only one chance to ride this week due to a wedding and a continuing concrete project
11/19 —18.8 — Significant sciatica pain...
10-02-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,847
Posted By Primitive Don

Absolutely. Winter cycling is great adventure!...

Absolutely. Winter cycling is great adventure! Nothing wrong with Zwift, but riding outside in the winter is awesome!
10-02-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,548
Posted By Primitive Don

Stretch Goals 300/month 75/week 10/1 —...

Stretch Goals
300/month
75/week

10/1 — 28.9 — Legit gravel ride. I have been building some new routes that have more climbing and wooded sections, very cool!
10/4 — 11.0 — Gravel at night
10/6...
09-01-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,912
Posted By Primitive Don

Stretch Goals This Month 75 miles/week 300...

Stretch Goals This Month
75 miles/week
300 miles/month
Event coming up — Lord of the Springs Gravel/MTB race (what have I gotten myself into this time?)

9/1 — 40.9 — Starting the month with a...
09-01-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,734
Posted By Primitive Don

260 is nothin' to sneeze at!

260 is nothin' to sneeze at!
08-31-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,010
Posted By Primitive Don

• I did the Strava August Gran Fondo metric...

• I did the Strava August Gran Fondo metric century challenge, but I did it on (mostly) gravel. I ended up finding a bunch of new gravel roads researching and building the route, which is the best...
08-09-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,703
Posted By Primitive Don

Anyone know if the 2018 model has a different...

Anyone know if the 2018 model has a different frame geometry? My friend who is new to this pointed out that the standover height is listed as being over 2 inches different on the Small size frame...
08-07-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,734
Posted By Primitive Don

Way to go, Clydes and Athenas! I just want to say...

Way to go, Clydes and Athenas! I just want to say this is the thread that inspired me to take cycling seriously as a sport and lifestyle. I'm still a Clyde, but I'm much healthier and happier than I...
08-03-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,133
Posted By Primitive Don

I would consider the MTB wheelset as long as they...

I would consider the MTB wheelset as long as they are a higher spoke count and decent quality hubs. Even if they are new, they may be machine built and need some tensioning/adjustment after you break...
08-03-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,734
Posted By Primitive Don

Monthly Goal = 250 Weekly Goal = 63 8/1 —...

Monthly Goal = 250
Weekly Goal = 63

8/1 — 7.5 and 6.3 — Prerides of the course for this Sunday's MTB race
8/3 — 41.5 — Longer gravel ride with some good climbs training for Strava Gran Fondo...
08-03-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By Primitive Don

Be sure to measure your chest and check the...

Be sure to measure your chest and check the sizing charts for whatever apparel you are looking at. I am about the same height and weight as you and I find XXL to fit better. I have had good luck with...
07-19-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13,848
Views: 2,903,428
Posted By Primitive Don

I was at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in the...

I was at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in the county seat, and in the gangway between buildings there was a beatup looking Bridgestone 200 sans saddle and seat clamp. I was about to walk away from...
07-13-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,886
Posted By Primitive Don

Goals 250/month 63/week Trying to hit my goal...

Goals 250/month 63/week
Trying to hit my goal this month and hopefully start making up for Jan-Apr

7/5 — 35.6 gravel
7/8 — 30.7 gravel
7/12 — 22.9 taking antibiotics so stayed close to home,...
06-22-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 54,827
Views: 7,788,266
Posted By Primitive Don

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/6186348577.ht...

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/6186348577.html
Ross Grand Tour 10 Speed Road Bike Needs Rear Rim - $25 (Elkhart)
06-14-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,496
Posted By Primitive Don

I really like that tire, I put a hurting on a set...

I really like that tire, I put a hurting on a set last year, but I would buy another set, great on gravel and pavement. With that said, not sure it's that great on sand in particular, but I think...
06-09-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,470
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal — 250/month, 63/week 6/5 — 21.8 6/7 —...

Goal — 250/month, 63/week

6/5 — 21.8
6/7 — 27.9
6/9 — 36.1
6/14 —32.8
6/15 — 8.0
6/16 — 20.1
6/19 — 32.5
6/21 — 31.0
05-26-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,967
Posted By Primitive Don

Tektro CR720 Cantilever brakes New SRAM chains ...

Tektro CR720 Cantilever brakes
New SRAM chains
New freehubs/cassettes
New Shimano brifters
New Shimano trigger shifters
New Shimano rear derailleurs
05-24-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 54,827
Views: 7,788,266
Posted By Primitive Don

Not sure about '84, looks like the lettering on...

Not sure about '84, looks like the lettering on my '87 Trek, but this caught my eye.

1984 Trek 720 Reynolds 531 Touring Frame 64 cm Made in USA - $50 in Milford, Michigan...
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