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Posted By fishboat

...and if you see a Lemond with the seat-stays...

...and if you see a Lemond with the seat-stays connecting to the seat tube about 3 inches below the top tube..that's an aluminum frame, regardless of what model it is.

..and look at a lot of...
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Posted By fishboat

$500+ for a good condition Zurich isn't unusual,...

$500+ for a good condition Zurich isn't unusual, now or several years ago. Within a specific model, the component group and frame materials changed over the 2000-2008 time period. From 1996 to 2003...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 792
Posted By fishboat

Yikes. At first glance I thought the...

Yikes.

At first glance I thought the campsite number post was a depth gauge.
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By fishboat

Yep, it is a Morrison 2 tent. I like it a lot....

Yep, it is a Morrison 2 tent. I like it a lot. Plenty of room for the two of us, easy to set up, fairly light, inexpensive and dry. I think I paid $125 a few years ago. On one tour this summer we had...
09-23-20, 01:02 PM
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Posted By fishboat

Lest we scare anyone off here..working up a trig...

Lest we scare anyone off here..working up a trig solution is one successful path, but not the only path. While I'm comfortable with trig(minor in math), I didn't need it to make an accurate estimate...
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Posted By fishboat

I'd have no reservations about the bike/model. ...

I'd have no reservations about the bike/model. Given the condition you describe, and watching local Lemond ads for a few years, I'd say, knowing what you know, I wouldn't pay more than $500. $400...
09-23-20, 07:41 AM
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Posted By fishboat

I keep an eye on 750s & 790s locally also. In a...

I keep an eye on 750s & 790s locally also. In a couple years I think I've seen one 790 listed..a blue one, looked very nice. I've seen probably a half dozen 750s. I picked up a 1991 750 in near...
09-23-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By fishboat

I used Ritchey ErgoMax Comp bars on a recent drop...

I used Ritchey ErgoMax Comp bars on a recent drop bar conversion. If memory serves, I think the specs are nearly identical to the Salsa Cowbells and have flattops

...
09-23-20, 06:49 AM
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Posted By fishboat

That is a hip-looking ride! Nice job on it.

That is a hip-looking ride! Nice job on it.
09-23-20, 06:46 AM
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Posted By fishboat

Road (rode) bike sizing and mountain bike frame...

Road (rode) bike sizing and mountain bike frame sizing are different scales..usually by 3-4 inches.

Nothing magical happens when you do the conversion. Measure the frame stack and reach of your...
09-23-20, 06:18 AM
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Posted By fishboat

Seatpost/saddle fore-aft isn't a variable for...

Seatpost/saddle fore-aft isn't a variable for adjusting reach. The saddle/post gets adjusted in to fit your legs/knees to the pedals. After that, it/they become a constant relative to the front end...
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 06:37 PM
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Views: 675
Posted By fishboat

Recently read this..good book that'll give you a...

Recently read this..good book that'll give you a better idea how this happened.

Some hacker took control of the leaf-blower site and every transaction they made, and all data associated with it,...
09-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,231
Posted By fishboat

Sigh.. Methinks you've been eating to much...

Sigh..

Methinks you've been eating to much red meat.
Forum: Want To Buy
09-21-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By fishboat

Oh..and the Poprad is no slouch as a road bike. ...

Oh..and the Poprad is no slouch as a road bike. 853 tubing and it'll come in at around 22 lbs..can handle 38mm tires. A Poprad with 38mm Panaracer GK Slicks is a sweet combo as an all-rounder bike....
Forum: Want To Buy
09-21-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By fishboat

55cm sounds about right. You might open up your...

55cm sounds about right. You might open up your search a bit as other Lemond models in the 1999-2008 run will have the same geometry and in some cases similar tubing. The Zurich and Maillot Jaune...
09-21-20, 05:06 AM
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Posted By fishboat

As I remember, cyccommute has a fair bit of...

As I remember, cyccommute has a fair bit of experience with riders of he shorter variety.
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By fishboat

I never thought I'd find a partner either that...

I never thought I'd find a partner either that was good on a bike..she's more than good..she's awesome. I heard to say to someone on a recent group ride, "..the more I ride bikes, the more I want to...
Forum: Foo
09-20-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 450
Posted By fishboat

On the other hand.. I know lots of retirement age...

On the other hand.. I know lots of retirement age folks that either continue to work well beyond when they'd need to simply because they have zero interest in..anything.. and work to occupy their...
09-20-20, 06:15 AM
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Posted By fishboat

Cool story. I remember when mountain bikes first...

Cool story. I remember when mountain bikes first came out..they certainly were all-the-rage. Congrats on the book, I'll order up a copy.

Do any of the original bikes used in the races still...
09-19-20, 08:11 AM
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Posted By fishboat

Actually..not at all. Speaking for myself..it's...

Actually..not at all. Speaking for myself..it's to popularize the notion that an "Ignore" feature exists (many may not be aware of it, I wasn't for quite a while) and that liberal use of it can...
09-19-20, 07:34 AM
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Posted By fishboat

You've been on it for quite a while already :)

You've been on it for quite a while already :)
09-19-20, 05:47 AM
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Posted By fishboat

+1 Another loser added to the ignore list....

+1

Another loser added to the ignore list. It's been growing at a healthy pace in recent months.
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 792
Posted By fishboat

This is the one we picked up & is pictured...

This is the one we picked up & is pictured above..a 10x12, $135, 1 lb, packs to the size of a one liter bottle.

https://www.liteoutdoors.com/product/silnylon-tarp/

We also have a Cook's Custom...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 792
Posted By fishboat

I've used tarps quite a bit with car-camping and...

I've used tarps quite a bit with car-camping and last week used one while bike touring in northern MN. We expected and had variable weather. Tarps can offer a lot of protection for very little...
09-18-20, 07:58 AM
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Posted By fishboat

..ditto on the 54cm and being 6 feet tall. While...

..ditto on the 54cm and being 6 feet tall. While it may work, it's a stretch that the bike will actually fit you. You'll need a high saddle height to get your legs to fit the frame and this demands...
09-17-20, 06:51 AM
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Posted By fishboat

Mine's a '93. I had a '90 and it still had a...

Mine's a '93. I had a '90 and it still had a quill stem. By '93 they switched over to a threadless headset.

Just got back from a week-long self-supported tour with it, carried 35-37 pounds of...
09-16-20, 04:52 AM
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Posted By fishboat

We're bike-touring in northern MN.. the sun the...

We're bike-touring in northern MN.. the sun the last couple days has been obscured by (smoke)haze and the sunlight is a decided pinkish-orange. Looks very odd. Air quality itself is still good...
09-07-20, 12:34 PM
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Posted By fishboat

I run 26x2.1" Schwalbe Big Ben's. Nice tire,...

I run 26x2.1" Schwalbe Big Ben's. Nice tire, easy rolling, fast and cushy ride. Big Apples are a lighter version of the Ben's. (Actually the Ben's were developed as a more robust version of the...
09-06-20, 06:31 PM
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Posted By fishboat

You're in the Twin Cities..that in itself will...

You're in the Twin Cities..that in itself will make things much easier. That area(region) is like used-bike central..lots to choose from.

My first thought would be a Trek 950, or 970, or 990 with...
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By fishboat

Brake cleaner is discussed in this...

Brake cleaner is discussed in this thread..there's all kinds of discussion on brake cleaner use here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1211099-cleaning-your-drivetrain-2.html
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By fishboat

If you work the shifter with a spray solvent the...

If you work the shifter with a spray solvent the clicks will come back. I have an '06 bike with Tiagra 9 speed brifters..they work great. I know folks tend to like bar ends on touring bikes, but...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By fishboat

Apologies..had a long day yesterday and I read...

Apologies..had a long day yesterday and I read "fluid" rather than "cleaner". Either one will work. WD40 is a less aggressive solvent. I believe the residual is mineral oil.
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By fishboat

Brake fluid can be hard on some paints. ...

Brake fluid can be hard on some paints.

With a bike in that condition, I'm sure the shifter is fine. Spray it internally with WD40, work it through the range of gears(helps if you remove the...
08-31-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,488
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Posted By fishboat

Nope..that's how I bought it. I got it from an...

Nope..that's how I bought it. I got it from an older guy..like..aahh..my age..that no longer rides and never did ride that much. His son was a wrench at a local bike shop (Trek dealer) for about 10...
08-31-20, 05:08 AM
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Posted By fishboat

Forgot to mention..it's a '93

Forgot to mention..it's a '93
08-31-20, 04:58 AM
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Posted By fishboat

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-30-20, 07:12 PM
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Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

This contains plans to build one and how to use...

This contains plans to build one and how to use it, pretty simple.

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

Built examples...
08-29-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By fishboat

OP seems to be trying very hard too get some...

OP seems to be trying very hard too get some discussion going on the bike. Sort of fizzled when he tried it on the Touring forum. Sort of fizzling here too.

It's known as "buzz marketing".
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,159
Posted By fishboat

aahh..yep. The largest/easiest population of...

aahh..yep.

The largest/easiest population of consumers to sell bike stuff to is the group that already has bike stuff. The problem is, if they already have the bike stuff you're trying to...
08-26-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By fishboat

This one was done for my GF last year. This is a...

This one was done for my GF last year. This is a dated pic. The saddle has been changed to a Cobb V-Flow, and a new set of wheels are now on it. She runs Gravelking 700x38 slicks..I set it up at...
08-26-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By fishboat

I've reviewed/read/searched that thread for...

I've reviewed/read/searched that thread for hours..there's lot's of discussion about all aspects of a conversion. The problem is, the thread is so big that searching it is cumbersome. I tried to...
08-26-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 995
Posted By fishboat

Sigh..so we've reached the point where rim brakes...

Sigh..so we've reached the point where rim brakes are considered "vintage"..and novel..quaint... while wooden rims are certainly vintage, I hope rim brakes are not..

(..and OP..there's tons of...
08-26-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By fishboat

There's nothing sudden about it. Nearly...

There's nothing sudden about it. Nearly everything is known before you start a conversion. Drop bar specs (reach) are published on most bars. Sites like:

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net...
08-25-20, 07:43 PM
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Views: 690
Posted By fishboat

Yes , 26 inch, though I can't speak to the drop. ...

Yes , 26 inch, though I can't speak to the drop. The data below is from Trek's 1992 spec manual. The 1990-1994 Trek 970 had a shorter top tube (575mm) than from 1995 (590mm) and beyond. I think the...
08-25-20, 04:18 PM
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Views: 690
Posted By fishboat

The early 90's Trek 970 also has nearly identical...

The early 90's Trek 970 also has nearly identical geometry as the 520/750. I'd guess(?) the same would go for the Trek 950/990, though I haven't specifically looked into it.
08-25-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 690
Posted By fishboat

I've done a couple..one for my GF (Trek 750 to...

I've done a couple..one for my GF (Trek 750 to drop bar all-rounder..gravely-touring bike) and one for myself (Trek 970 to drop bar all-rounder..gravely-touring bike). Both have been on gravel roads...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,466
Posted By fishboat

There does seem to be more of a difference...

There does seem to be more of a difference between a C17 std and a C17-carved..more than I expected at least. On the same bike, I've found the C17-carved to be very comfortable to 50+ miles while...
08-22-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,933,704
Posted By fishboat

Recently did a drop bar conversion on a '93 970...

Recently did a drop bar conversion on a '93 970 with XT front/rear DRs. I used Tourney 3x7 brifters..completely compatible with both DRs. Super easy conversion. Put Schwalbe Big Ben (26x2.1) tires...
08-22-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,146
Posted By fishboat

I recently did a 3x7 drop bar conversion on a 3x7...

I recently did a 3x7 drop bar conversion on a 3x7 speed mtn bike. I went with Tourney brifters..got them off of Amazon as a returned/no packing thing at $63 for the pair, including cables and...
08-22-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,251
Posted By fishboat

I rode toe clips and leather straps from about...

I rode toe clips and leather straps from about 1980 to about 5 years ago. I never really thought about them being a challenge to use..just use them correctly and there's no issue.

Most folks have...
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