Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: riverdrifter
Showing results 1 to 50 of 308
Search took 0.03 seconds.
07-23-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By riverdrifter

This bike had some broken toe clips on it, that I...

This bike had some broken toe clips on it, that I removed. I notice the pedals now constantly flip upside down. Are they weighted to have clips and straps on them? They seem pretty nice. Should I...
07-23-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks! I flexed it a lot, and cleaned dry lubed...

Thanks! I flexed it a lot, and cleaned dry lubed that one link repeatedly. It is still just a little bit stiff, but is working fine with no skipping now.
07-23-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,461
Views: 110,231
Posted By riverdrifter

Guys I'm needing to do some work on the first...

Guys I'm needing to do some work on the first "vintage" bike I've bought. It's a 1984 Trek 620. I need a headset wrench for it, maybe toe clips and straps, and a front rack. To trade I have a...
07-23-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By riverdrifter

To make matters worse, we now have a Toxic Algae...

To make matters worse, we now have a Toxic Algae Bloom in all this water standing around. My 8 year old son says it looks like "avacado stew" (I don't think we've ever had that) :). You can see it in...
07-23-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By riverdrifter

2019 floods affect your riding?

There has been a lot of flooding all over the place this year, and Nebraska has sure had our share. We still have areas under water now. My local lake is higher than it's ever been, and doesn't...
07-22-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks guys! Just flexing it helped some. Maybe...

Thanks guys! Just flexing it helped some. Maybe now getting it off and cleaning and lubing it will do the trick.
07-22-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By riverdrifter

Bad link in chain?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1904x1839/img_4456_94e98cacbd26a34262cdd1401aa54882fc24dfcc.jpg
I just bought a used bike that has a skipping chain. This link in the photo is...
07-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,778
Posted By riverdrifter

Apparently, at 106 F my tubes explode. So that's...

Apparently, at 106 F my tubes explode. So that's what I'm going with. Yep, 106 F is too hot to ride.
07-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By riverdrifter

Will do.

Will do.
07-22-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok you guys convinced me. :) I'll rebuild the...

Ok you guys convinced me. :) I'll rebuild the hubs this week, then the headset and BB.
07-21-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm not sure if this has the original front hub....

I'm not sure if this has the original front hub. Serial number dates the bike May 1984, a 21 inch model 620. The catalog says the hubs should be Atom Lux-Compe Helicomatic QR. That's what is on the...
07-21-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By riverdrifter

It took awhile to work this deal out. I spoke...

It took awhile to work this deal out. I spoke with 2 different sellers within 4 hours of me (Nebraska) and they both were having no luck selling. This deal ended up being really good as the seller...
07-21-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By riverdrifter

I think, for now, I'm just going to replace the...

I think, for now, I'm just going to replace the tape and hoods, and tires and tubes. Then I'll ride it for awhile and work out any issues instead of doing a complete tear down now. It seems like it's...
07-21-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ Thanks! Your 83 looks pretty nice too!

^^^^ Thanks! Your 83 looks pretty nice too!
07-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By riverdrifter

NBD - 1984 Trek 620

Ok here's the obligatory pictures. Not quite as I got it, it's cleaned up little. When I got it home last night I gave it a quick bath and a wipe-down. Then I took it for a quick spin around the...
07-20-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

Oh wow, that's awesome!

Oh wow, that's awesome!
07-20-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

I finally worked out a deal on this Trek 620 and...

I finally worked out a deal on this Trek 620 and I'm heading home with it now. I'll post a NBD tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for all the input!
Forum: Foo
07-20-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By riverdrifter

Bike - Ski Adventure Video!

I took a trip down the youtube rabbit-hole looking for biking videos and came across this gem. What a fantastic adventure! Filmed superbly, great editing, beautiful scenery, and looks like a heck of...
07-19-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By riverdrifter

This does sound like the same problem. So did you...

This does sound like the same problem. So did you wrap the tape around the base of the valve stems? What type of Gorilla Tape, the duct tape kind? Thanks!
07-19-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By riverdrifter

I moved the bike more into direct sunlight after...

I moved the bike more into direct sunlight after I wiped it down. By then it was well over 100 F and just a scorcher. I bet it didn't have anything to do with washing, I bet they just got too hot and...
07-19-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By riverdrifter

3 month old, double-wall, presta-drilled rims,...

3 month old, double-wall, presta-drilled rims, factory rim-strip. The bike is ridden daily and I've never had any issues, never had even a single flat either.
07-19-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By riverdrifter

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4449_0704716004666f91ff31fe681fc74892764eeae7.jpg
07-19-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By riverdrifter

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_4448_c60a86567f196fa8bd7f1cde3d695cf411877be3.jpg
07-19-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By riverdrifter

Washing a hot bike causes flats?

I went for a nice paved ride on my road bike this morning while it was cool. Nothing unusual, just my normal route. I never get flats, and I run Mr. Tuffy liners.

I came home and went inside,...
07-18-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-18-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By riverdrifter

Vintage 27" tire width?

I'm still confused about tire and wheel widths.

The 1984 Trek 620 came equipped with 27" wheels and 1 1/4" wide tires. 1.25 inches converts to 31.75 mm.

So if you set that vintage wheel next to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok so I decided to put Schwalbe Marathon 28s on...

Ok so I decided to put Schwalbe Marathon 28s on this bike to see if that helps with the rough roads. I ordered them today, we'll see if that makes the difference for me. I sure like everything else...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18,650
Views: 3,692,609
Posted By riverdrifter

A pair of 700 x 28 Schwalbe Marathons.

A pair of 700 x 28 Schwalbe Marathons.
07-14-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By riverdrifter

You're looking to do up to 8 miles on paved...

You're looking to do up to 8 miles on paved paths? Definitely the Raleigh Alysa 1. My wife has the 2018 model and she absolutely loves it. It has totally renewed her interest in cycling. Now she...
07-12-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By riverdrifter

Cheap trunk bags?

I'm looking for a cheap trunk bag for commuting, errands, etc. Doesn't need to be very big. I've looked at about a dozen on Amazon (under $30) and they all have complaints of the velcro attachment...
07-10-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm not sure I really even understand what...

I'm not sure I really even understand what half-step gearing is. I'm sure I have a normal triple now 52-42-30, on my Jamis. I live in the flatlands, is half-step gearing more for mountains? The Trek...
07-10-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

One more photo. Still can't tell much. ...

One more photo. Still can't tell much.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/trek_620_4_3bdb13bf8983c88c618a6c6fee500614a0fe1254.jpg
07-10-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By riverdrifter

Congratulations! That is a cool bike!

Congratulations! That is a cool bike!
07-09-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

28"

28"
07-09-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm going Sunday to get it.

I'm going Sunday to get it.
07-09-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ I don't think I would have much post showing...

^^^^ I don't think I would have much post showing if this bike didn't have such a radically sloping top tube.
07-09-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

This is how my 51 cm Jamis is setup now. It feels...

This is how my 51 cm Jamis is setup now. It feels pretty good, maybe a just a tiny bit small sometimes.
...
07-09-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm not sure if it fits or not. I think it will...

I'm not sure if it fits or not. I think it will be close though.
07-09-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

I run Mr. Tuffy liners in all the family bikes....

I run Mr. Tuffy liners in all the family bikes. Huge difference in the amount of flats we get now. 5 bikes in our family and we've only had 1 flat since I installed the liners this spring. That was...
07-09-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

I plan to clean this up, re-grease, etc, and ride...

I plan to clean this up, re-grease, etc, and ride it as is until any issues develop. I'm not doing any cross country tours. I'm just looking for a nice bike that can handle some gravel and rough...
07-09-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

That is a nice looking wheelset for a great price!

That is a nice looking wheelset for a great price!
07-08-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks that's good to know about the hubs!

Thanks that's good to know about the hubs!
07-08-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

That won't work because there is no one to buy...

That won't work because there is no one to buy the bikes. No one is selling or buying, or riding, from what I see.
07-08-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By riverdrifter

I think it's more than just the gears. A lighter...

I think it's more than just the gears. A lighter weight, more efficient and modern bike is just easier to ride.
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By riverdrifter

I believe this is a 19" SR series. ...

I believe this is a 19" SR series.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x997/xs_sr600_544c3f3380f2ea50e2fe1bb1b0ad17878261a1e8.jpg
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By riverdrifter

Maybe. I thought that because of the oversize...

Maybe. I thought that because of the oversize tubing..."The 19" has the top tube intercept the down tube, so only the down tube connects with the head tube. The 21" size has both top tube and down...
07-08-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By riverdrifter

As someone who owns both a Raleigh 3 speed, and a...

As someone who owns both a Raleigh 3 speed, and a modern 24 speed STI road bike... yes you will feel a noticeable inprovement in efficiency on the modern bike. Like, no comparison, even on just short...
07-08-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,623
Posted By riverdrifter

Seller accepted $200. I'm going to pick it up...

Seller accepted $200. I'm going to pick it up (providing it fits, and checks out okay) tomorrow.
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By riverdrifter

Seller is original owner, bought it new in 1994....

Seller is original owner, bought it new in 1994. Always garaged and maintained. She says the seat tube length is 22".
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By riverdrifter

Lots of used bikes in Omaha, but not touring...

Lots of used bikes in Omaha, but not touring bikes. They are quite rare around here.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 308
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.