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09-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By SalsaShark

I would not ride that with any sort of...

I would not ride that with any sort of substantial load affixed to the rack. The upper mounting bolt will not be able withstand the leverage from the weight being thrown around and will want to bend,...
09-19-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,260
Posted By SalsaShark

A giant pair of scissors....like 4 foot long. ...

A giant pair of scissors....like 4 foot long. They were a cardboard prop, however!
08-31-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By SalsaShark

I ride with full fenders and front mudflap....it...

I ride with full fenders and front mudflap....it helps immensely in keeping the drivetrain clean
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By SalsaShark

I don't see room for a pump peg on the headtube...

I don't see room for a pump peg on the headtube of the alleged 54cm rootbeer finished 520 above.
For reference, here is a similar shot of my 2015 520, which is a 57cm frame...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,984
Posted By SalsaShark

I ride everyday all year, including through all...

I ride everyday all year, including through all sorts of crap in winter on the frozen roads of eastern Iowa, and i have been using the latest generation KMC Eco ProTeq chain on my rain/winter bike...
08-06-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By SalsaShark

I had a Red Winged Blackbird chase me and peck me...

I had a Red Winged Blackbird chase me and peck me repeatedly in the ass a couple weeks ago. This was while rolling along at about 25 mph. They are very territorial this time of year, and will dive...
08-04-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,202
Posted By SalsaShark

Is this for a 700c or 27" wheel" BWW has a 27"...

Is this for a 700c or 27" wheel"
BWW has a 27" wheelset for 126mm dropout and threaded hub for a freewheel. I bought a set for a buddy who had an old Trek 412 with a trashed wheelset. Nothing...
08-02-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By SalsaShark

Long live Bahama Blue - I flipped an old Fuji...

Long live Bahama Blue - I flipped an old Fuji Sagres with that color finish a couple of years ago, which was also just about as minty fresh as this one. Quad butted tubing - it was a very nice...
08-01-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 846
Posted By SalsaShark

I have had good luck removing adhesive residue...

I have had good luck removing adhesive residue mechanically with tape. My goto is a good quality duct tape, but gorilla tape might work well to remove its own residue. Simply cut a piece of the...
07-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By SalsaShark

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk
07-28-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By SalsaShark

I had a high tibial osteomoty on my left knee...

I had a high tibial osteomoty on my left knee years ago, and as a result, it seems to help with comfort and keeping saddle sores at bay when i rotate saddle the nose slightly clockwise. My bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By SalsaShark

I have the basic Bontrager Trip 100 on a couple...

I have the basic Bontrager Trip 100 on a couple whips. It has 2 display readouts, with the larger showing either current, average, or max speed. The smaller readout shows either time of day, trip...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By SalsaShark

I use and like the Schwalbe Marathon (Greenguard)...

I use and like the Schwalbe Marathon (Greenguard) in 700x35. Pretty bombproof puncture protection, and great mileage before wearing out. I have ridden a lot of gravel on these as well. Not the most...
07-28-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,538
Posted By SalsaShark

My goto for gravel dust/dirt buildup is to use an...

My goto for gravel dust/dirt buildup is to use an old toothbrush to loosen the material, and an air compressor to blow it away once loosened. A dampened shop rag can then be used to further tidy up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,433
Posted By SalsaShark

Consult the rules: #5...

Consult the rules: #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) - HTFU
07-24-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By SalsaShark

Sea salt

Sea salt
07-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By SalsaShark

Looks like the stock rings from a Shimano XT...

Looks like the stock rings from a Shimano XT FC-M770 crankset, maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By SalsaShark

23-571 would be 650c tires, which have an even...

23-571 would be 650c tires, which have an even smaller bead seat diameter than 650b. I would imagine either the tire or rims are mislabled, as i cannot imagine a 650c could ever be properly mounted...
07-13-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,578
Posted By SalsaShark

Check out Aerotech

Check out Aerotech
07-04-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By SalsaShark

For smaller areas, nail polish works well and...

For smaller areas, nail polish works well and usually will get you pretty close in color if you are willing to search, or mix colors. I always follow up with a clearcoat, which seems to help blend...
07-04-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By SalsaShark

Check out the auto parts store and pick up some...

Check out the auto parts store and pick up some Locktite Naval Jelly Rust Dissolver. I keep a jar around to remove rust before prepping and touching up paint on steel frames. Works well, easy to...
07-04-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By SalsaShark

Check & grease the stem bolts, as well as the top...

Check & grease the stem bolts, as well as the top cap bolt, especially if you frequently ride in the rain. These points are a common source of creaking on my bikes. I have to remove, clean, and...
07-01-20, 10:39 PM
Forum: Commuting
07-01-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,812
Posted By SalsaShark

Can't go wrong with a Crane bell. Lots of...

Can't go wrong with a Crane bell. Lots of materials/striker type/sizes and mounting styles to choose from. Polished brass always sounds and looks best to me.
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By SalsaShark

Everything i have read lists the latest Alivio...

Everything i have read lists the latest Alivio FC-T4060 crank as having replaceable chainrings with a 104/64mm BCD. I think that when the new Deore went to 10 speed, the Alivio line essentially took...
06-30-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,927
Posted By SalsaShark

If you regularly commute in the rain like i do,...

If you regularly commute in the rain like i do, clipless pedals are anything but pointless. It's nice knowing my shoe is going to stay attached to the pedal as I get out of the saddle to get going...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By SalsaShark

The Shimano Deore 9-speed trekking crankset was...

The Shimano Deore 9-speed trekking crankset was replaced with 10-speed, and the current 9-speed crankset is found in the Alivio series.
The current trekking-triple Alivio crank is 9-speed, with...
06-26-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,094
Posted By SalsaShark

I once had a bald eagle encounter very similar to...

I once had a bald eagle encounter very similar to the OP's story. It was super cool, and i wanted to look up continuously, but had to split time between watching the giant bird, and watching the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,474
Posted By SalsaShark

Like most people, as a youngster i rode around...

Like most people, as a youngster i rode around for transportation within a few miles radius of my house. Didn't do much riding regularly through college and my 20's and early 30's, but always had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By SalsaShark

91% Isopropyl alcohol. 70% doesn't remove grease...

91% Isopropyl alcohol. 70% doesn't remove grease but 91% will, and will not damage paint, or leave a residue.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By SalsaShark

....wait, when did 73 and sunshine become...

....wait, when did 73 and sunshine become something other than perfect riding weather? Would be nice to see some of that here! You can have the 90+F with 100% humidity and consistent winds we have...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By SalsaShark

Here is a link to a recent thread...

Here is a link to a recent thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1204903-diy-pannier-advice-por-favor.html) where i have some pictures and a description that detailed converting military...
06-19-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,576
Posted By SalsaShark

No....but luckily i always feel like riding!...

No....but luckily i always feel like riding! :thumb:
06-19-20, 07:32 PM
06-16-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,596
Posted By SalsaShark

I know i sound like a broken record here, but...

I know i sound like a broken record here, but the Salsa Journeyman should fit the size requirements for the OP.
The Journeyman flat bar geometry chart puts the XS (extra small) frame sized 650b...
06-16-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By SalsaShark

While not the OP's bike, this one has a few...

While not the OP's bike, this one has a few thousand miles under its belt and is Extra Smooth! Might help satisfy your photo deficiency. I will get around to cutting off the excess steerer...
06-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By SalsaShark

This sounds likely, as it would keep the cable...

This sounds likely, as it would keep the cable from releasing tension and not able to reach the smaller sprockets on the cassette. If your rear wheel was off recently, something may have gotten...
06-16-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,162
Posted By SalsaShark

Buy it and throw on some 35-38mm tires. You will...

Buy it and throw on some 35-38mm tires. You will be good to go. V-brakes will be fine. I've ridden plenty of gnarly gravel hills on 35mm touring tires and V-brakes.
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By SalsaShark

I have attached some photos for reference. Sorry...

I have attached some photos for reference. Sorry about the long-winded description.
These were made with a military surplus 'Musette' bag. I removed the shoulder straps and added hardware for...
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By SalsaShark

I have done this with military 'musette bags'. I...

I have done this with military 'musette bags'. I will take photos and give a description of the hardware when i settle in at home tonite
06-13-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,596
Posted By SalsaShark

Universal has the 50cm Salsa Journeyman 650b Dark...

Universal has the 50cm Salsa Journeyman 650b Dark Olive finish dropbar in stock for $849 - just sayin' :thumb:
06-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,596
Posted By SalsaShark

Salsa Journeyman would be more than capable -...

Salsa Journeyman would be more than capable - great versatile bike for the money! Flat & drop bar options, 650B or 700C wheelsets, Claris drivetrain with subcompact crankset starting under $1,000....
06-12-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By SalsaShark

If you're ever in northeastern iowa i will take...

If you're ever in northeastern iowa i will take you on a gravel century ride with some serious climbs......either bring your granny gears or your walking shoes!
06-11-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By SalsaShark

Hey now! The driftless region in Eastern Iowa is...

Hey now! The driftless region in Eastern Iowa is no joke for hills, especially in my neck of the woods with the steep river bluffs of the Mississippi River. It's hard to find a 50 mile road ride that...
06-09-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,851
Posted By SalsaShark

If the chain is replaced before it is worn beyond...

If the chain is replaced before it is worn beyond the point of no return, you dont have to replace the cassette. This is the key, making sure you don't run a severely worn chain on your drivetrain. ...
06-07-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,409
Posted By SalsaShark

Just get a good Shimano skewer and no more...

Just get a good Shimano skewer and no more worries!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,155
Posted By SalsaShark

You should be good for awhile - tire/tube...

You should be good for awhile - tire/tube problems tend to come in threes!
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By SalsaShark

I cut a long 1" wide strip of old inner tube and...

I cut a long 1" wide strip of old inner tube and wrap the chainstay - if you take your time it looks tidy and is extremely durable....
06-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By SalsaShark

Lets backtrack a bit....you are replacing the...

Lets backtrack a bit....you are replacing the original 5 speed with 6 speed, correct? Is this an "ultra" 6 speed ( designed to be a drop in replacement for a 5-speed setup), or a standard 6-speed...
05-31-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By SalsaShark

There is really nothing to mess up when...

There is really nothing to mess up when installing a freewheel, it threads onto the hub, and gets tightened up by simply riding the bike. It sounds like you are lifting the bike and spinning the rear...
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