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09-11-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,414
Posted By Phamilton

I traded the $45 Voyageur for this 434 a couple...

I traded the $45 Voyageur for this 434 a couple days ago. 16km down, 84 to go. I havenít worked since March so no job to ride to, but Iím still joyriding and running errands and shopping etc. Having...
09-11-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Phamilton

I have some info on this somewhere. I had a...

I have some info on this somewhere. I had a Schwinn Voyageur with the same bosses. I think you have to file a notch in the body of the cable stop. I traded the bike before I ever tried to install my...
09-10-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,298
Posted By Phamilton

Electroforged Schwinns, theyíre heavy but not...

Electroforged Schwinns, theyíre heavy but not boat anchors. Internet cyclists like to hyperbolize their characteristics. Theyíre very comfortable, smooth riding utility bikes, and very durable. $30...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,324,233
Posted By Phamilton

Hereís my commuter, after being de-commuter-ized,...

Hereís my commuter, after being de-commuter-ized, due to no longer having a daily, all-weather, long-distance commute.

...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,305
Posted By Phamilton

Many will argue that this is not a road bike, but...

Many will argue that this is not a road bike, but rather a ďtouring bikeĒ, but itís a skinny tired bike with drop bars, downtube shifters, and road bike gearing (besides the 30t granny).

Itís a...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,043
Posted By Phamilton

I am disappointed, I clicked on this thread...

I am disappointed, I clicked on this thread thinking I was going to be receiving advice on tires. Turns out it was someone ASKING for advice.
07-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,398
Posted By Phamilton

Is it classy enough to deserve correct spelling? 😉

Is it classy enough to deserve correct spelling? 😉
07-10-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,447
Posted By Phamilton

If itís not for safety, why do you care if your...

If itís not for safety, why do you care if your kids wear one? For fashion? Social acceptance?
07-10-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 58,126
Views: 8,487,577
Posted By Phamilton

Centurion Pro Tour 15

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1953228508145086/

...
07-10-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 58,126
Views: 8,487,577
Posted By Phamilton

Vintage Zotz Road Bike

I dunno anything about these. Looks pretty nice.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3177882875604179/

...
07-09-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 47,398
Posted By Phamilton

Iím envious of all the canti brakes in this...

Iím envious of all the canti brakes in this thread.
06-17-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,254
Posted By Phamilton

Thank you, sir, and no, sir, itís a standard...

Thank you, sir, and no, sir, itís a standard Voyageur!
06-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,254
Posted By Phamilton

Iíd trade you my Ď83 Voyageur in a 23Ē frame...

Iíd trade you my Ď83 Voyageur in a 23Ē
frame for the Sequoia but it might still be too big for you and Iíd definitely be getting the better deal.

...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,324,233
Posted By Phamilton

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/655c8d6c_c9f1_4519_b452_13d9aeeb1cc0_ab84e45ac4582da087166c6827edebe2317e2fdd.jpeg
12-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,610
Posted By Phamilton

Dear Bike Forums diary, I quit/got fired...

Dear Bike Forums diary,

I quit/got fired from the job that was 12 miles away and got a job 3 miles away that pays half as much. At first I was getting twice the hours as the previous job (at twice...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15,348
Views: 11,324,233
Posted By Phamilton

Still havenít replaced my hybrid winter bike that...

Still havenít replaced my hybrid winter bike that was stolen in October. My wife hasnít been using her bike recently so I fit a long stem and seatpost to her bike and test rode to work on it today...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By Phamilton

re: the map pocket, I want one, too but Iíd never...

re: the map pocket, I want one, too but Iíd never use it. I like the irony of using a touring bike for everything BUT touring.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By Phamilton

I mounted the bag to my other bike. Itís been a...

I mounted the bag to my other bike. Itís been a few weeks I guess and Iím still using it every day. The rain cover works pretty well. Having the front rack to support it is pretty nice but also moves...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,448
Posted By Phamilton

Many people posting in commuting sub forum are...

Many people posting in commuting sub forum are asshats, and often not cyclists at all.

Since weíre making ďtrueĒ statements.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,448
Posted By Phamilton

At a vehicle actuated sensor light, if there is...

At a vehicle actuated sensor light, if there is no traffic in sight Iíll typically treat it like a 4 way stop. If there are cars approaching the intersection that will trigger the light Iíll wait for...
11-14-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,254
Posted By Phamilton

That would look very nice in my garage next to my...

That would look very nice in my garage next to my Ď83 with fenders and skinny tires.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By Phamilton

Forgot to take a pic of the inside. Thatís a 16oz...

Forgot to take a pic of the inside. Thatís a 16oz insulated travel mug, cable lock and padlock and keys, wallet, spare tube in the box, phone - and thereís still room for a couple Allen keys, a mini...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By Phamilton

Camera Bag/Handlebar Bag Hack

I dunno if anybody else has ever done this. Found this camera bag at the thrift store for $3. Even has a built in rain cover. I might eventually replace the zip ties with toe straps. Holds quite a...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Phamilton

Maybe lower saddle a mm or two as well.

Maybe lower saddle a mm or two as well.
10-21-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,929
Posted By Phamilton

Iíd rather be the jerk smoking outside the...

Iíd rather be the jerk smoking outside the restaurant who washes his hands after he smokes than the lady who left her crapped-in pants in the restroom.
10-21-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,205
Posted By Phamilton

About 4 hours. Thatís about as much time as I...

About 4 hours. Thatís about as much time as I care to spend on a bike in one day anyway. No padded shorts, no bibs, just whatever Iím wearing at the time.
10-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,787
Posted By Phamilton

Happy 2 years car free to me

Belated anyway.

My wife bought a car a few months ago and drives it to work and stuff and when we want to go places together weíll use the car, just like we did before she got a car, when weíd...
10-19-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By Phamilton

Iíll happily assume itís a mis-stickered Champion...

Iíll happily assume itís a mis-stickered Champion #2 if thatís what the community supports. I wonder in the grand scheme of tubing the #2 would be comparable to, if anything. Iím novice about tubing...
10-18-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 137,705
Posted By Phamilton

Yup - I failed to mention earlier that I called...

Yup - I failed to mention earlier that I called Shimano first. They suggested a shop that was something like a 2 hour drive and we didnít have a car at the time. I asked them about the local Trek...
10-16-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,254
Posted By Phamilton

My concern is twofold - one, that Iíve never...

My concern is twofold - one, that Iíve never spread a rear triangle, and two, that 10mm seems to be a lot, at least to me. I donít want to mess it up, this frame is a keeper. Iíve seen RJís YouTube...
09-07-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,022
Posted By Phamilton

Profile pic from sellerís Facebook page: ...

Profile pic from sellerís Facebook page:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x651/fc3a95ec_eea3_4fdf_a7ef_a301cc82256c_911ed970832cbca46c416490a0947b9e85d36894.png
08-29-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,022
Posted By Phamilton

Don't give up yet. The thread is young. There are...

Don't give up yet. The thread is young. There are experienced cyclists here on BF with a lot of fit knowledge, but they're not online every day. They might tell you your saddle is too high. It'll be...
08-29-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,022
Posted By Phamilton

At 6' tall, I rode 25" frames for a while. Zero...

At 6' tall, I rode 25" frames for a while. Zero clearance. It was fine. 2-3" of seatpost exposed.
08-29-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,022
Posted By Phamilton

Agree 100%. Also in absence of cycling shorts,...

Agree 100%. Also in absence of cycling shorts, it's not real hard to pull everything up and out of the way before riding, I assume most men are proficient at rearranging, even though it sometimes is...
08-29-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,022
Posted By Phamilton

FWIW - may be a different definition for...

FWIW - may be a different definition for everybody (probably is) but when I think about standover clearance I'm talking to my pubic bone, not counting all the "dangly bits" and clothing.
08-27-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,208
Posted By Phamilton

This post was wildly off topic but I appreciate...

This post was wildly off topic but I appreciate it. Light bulb moment thinking about my own fit and saddle angle. So thank you, accidentally. Or incidentally. I donít know. Somebody here must have...
08-27-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,065
Posted By Phamilton

I mean, Iím an idiot, and whether I know that the...

I mean, Iím an idiot, and whether I know that the sound of a bell means itís attached to a bike that is about to pass me or not, it gets my attention. Bells get attention. Better than voices that may...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,964
Posted By Phamilton

RoadKill Its not attractive, but Iím gonna...

RoadKill

Its not attractive, but Iím gonna try this for a while. Having it up on top of my stem was OK, but itíll be real nice to be able to keep both hands on the hoods and also ring the bell....
08-23-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 213,304
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,208
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.
08-22-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,208
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: 216
Views: 81,914
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,208
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
08-21-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,897
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...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,897
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
08-02-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,258
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: 4,258
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...
07-26-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By Phamilton

Old crusty skin walls are fragile and dangerous...

Old crusty skin walls are fragile and dangerous but sure do have a nice ride. Iím picking up a pair of Paselas today for my 1983 Schwinn Voyageur, black sidewalls. I rode the bike on some other tires...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,090
Posted By Phamilton

I put a couple thousand miles on some Kenda...

I put a couple thousand miles on some Kenda Kwests, they have a light tread and were always getting little sharp rocks stuck in them that would eventually wear through. I was checking them almost...
07-15-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By Phamilton

Bianchigirl you and I are the only BF members...

Bianchigirl you and I are the only BF members that Iím aware of this in this area, but obviously there may be more. That wasnít me on Bull Rapids road but I grew up and work in that part of the...
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