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01-31-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By notthe1freeman

I am a period/vintage MTB enthusiast (read addict...

I am a period/vintage MTB enthusiast (read addict lol). I feel your pain. Either rims are scavenged or bso hoops must replace those whose brake surface has lovingly been thinned. 26in. Rubber, once...
01-29-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By notthe1freeman

I had a blue 89 probe....great bike frame/fork...

I had a blue 89 probe....great bike frame/fork with underspec'd drivetrains IMO. Excellent ride...to quote the jargon thread laterally stiff yet vertically compliant lol.
01-16-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,606
Posted By notthe1freeman

For obvious reasons to any that know me. Although...

For obvious reasons to any that know me. Although I entertain myself with modest steeds from the 90s the spirit...well just read the damn thing
01-16-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,606
Posted By notthe1freeman

It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness...

It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheelsby Robert Penn (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3860489.Robert_Penn)
01-12-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By notthe1freeman

I definitely would have came home with 2...

I definitely would have came home with 2 bikes...how you forget n+1?
01-12-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,115
Posted By notthe1freeman

congratulations! I haven't had a "new" bike since...

congratulations! I haven't had a "new" bike since I was a teen. Love it
01-11-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,337
Posted By notthe1freeman

i ride 365 in CDA Idaho/Spokane Washington...

i ride 365 in CDA Idaho/Spokane Washington area...so a lot of wet. Under that high dollar seat cover is a WTB Speed V saddle...quite comfortable and affordable to boot. The basket is some wald model...
01-10-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,572
Posted By notthe1freeman

Best I got ...

Best I got
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Forum: Touring
01-10-21, 03:23 PM
01-10-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By notthe1freeman

Cannondale did this very early with 24/26...it...

Cannondale did this very early with 24/26...it didn't prove special then and never came commonplace so... I think the industry is just rehashing previous ideas for sales...drop bar offroad? Think...
01-10-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By notthe1freeman

I am so peanut butter and jealous

I am so peanut butter and jealous
01-10-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By notthe1freeman

Freaking SWEET! All you tall folks get all the...

Freaking SWEET! All you tall folks get all the luck! At 5'7" I dream to find a vintage road rocket... Love it.
01-09-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,139
Posted By notthe1freeman

to add to this...I switched from Gatorade to body...

to add to this...I switched from Gatorade to body armors. Other than that...nothing
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01-09-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,869
Posted By notthe1freeman

Truthfully more than I should lol. It takes me...

Truthfully more than I should lol. It takes me back to my youth...and brings me safely home :)
01-09-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,129,340
Posted By notthe1freeman

My 2... Both early 90s...Hardrock ultra and GT...

My 2... Both early 90s...Hardrock ultra and GT TEQUESTA
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01-08-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,255
Posted By notthe1freeman

more like switch the vowels lol

more like switch the vowels lol
01-08-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,869
Posted By notthe1freeman

Any grail bike as something to be praised. Mine...

Any grail bike as something to be praised. Mine pathetically is a 1993 GT Tequesta which I just got last week believe it or not for nothing it was given to me because I showed interest and this guy...
01-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By notthe1freeman

Nothing...my best life events minus my children's...

Nothing...my best life events minus my children's births...I was riding!
01-08-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By notthe1freeman

Now I live in CDA Idaho I am planning all sorts...

Now I live in CDA Idaho I am planning all sorts of rides
01-08-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,824
Posted By notthe1freeman

All of these... And another little trick I...

All of these... And another little trick I learned growing up in Alaska...set your rear brake to slightly drag...I mean ever so slight (I use the adjusters on my handle because I like a firm, quickly...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,078
Posted By notthe1freeman

Seriously lol? That's pretty damn specific :)

Seriously lol? That's pretty damn specific :)
01-07-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,839
Posted By notthe1freeman

I don't even think about the how anymore...I just...

I don't even think about the how anymore...I just do. This evening for example... Took this ...
01-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,511
Posted By notthe1freeman

Older MTBs were made for this duty IMO. Here's...

Older MTBs were made for this duty IMO. Here's mine...can't share it enough :) just did about 50lbs of groceries lol...
01-07-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,337
Posted By notthe1freeman

I love it! Tbh its amazing what just about any...

I love it! Tbh its amazing what just about any bike can do utility wise if properly motivated... Here is my 90s specialized hard rock ultra......
01-06-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,927
Posted By notthe1freeman

There is no DUI law in Idaho on a bicycle. Just...

There is no DUI law in Idaho on a bicycle. Just saying. However you can get a public intoxication... I will not incriminate myself but I will state this...I ride mostly alone and at odd hours :lol:
01-06-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7,086
Views: 2,686,684
Posted By notthe1freeman

GT bikes are so hot! Just got this one myself...

GT bikes are so hot! Just got this one myself...
01-05-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,057
Posted By notthe1freeman

i ride the same...I feel that I am under biked...

i ride the same...I feel that I am under biked when they land on top of me
01-05-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,706
Posted By notthe1freeman

Going on 26 years now...

Going on 26 years now...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,826
Posted By notthe1freeman

Does eating tacos and riding vintage mountain...

Does eating tacos and riding vintage mountain bikes count? Lol. Truthfully I am post divorce relocated and actively looking...don't care what I do as long as it doesn't get in the way of shredding...
01-05-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 86,577
Posted By notthe1freeman

Tbh I love my specialized Hardrock ultra... But...

Tbh I love my specialized Hardrock ultra... But man this dang GT! Tequesta must mean smile machine! Tbh I don't know the weight of my spec, but the GT feels lighter, stiffer, more responsive than I...
01-05-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,902
Posted By notthe1freeman

Not for everybody...and certainly not a...

Not for everybody...and certainly not a traditional bar setup but here is my old Hardrock ultra......
01-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 86,577
Posted By notthe1freeman

Lol...I just got this complete bike yesterday! I...

Lol...I just got this complete bike yesterday! I love it :) Here's mine ...
01-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,839
Posted By notthe1freeman

here is that one... ...

here is that one...
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And i thought it was the only one i...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,533,549
Posted By notthe1freeman

which? Mine? Yours? Lol. I like most (all I can...

which? Mine? Yours? Lol. I like most (all I can ride) bikes. If you want more pics of my rack/basket set up lemme know... Would love to help in any way I can. Like I have said a few times on...
01-04-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By notthe1freeman

This bike just screams to be rode hard...and I...

This bike just screams to be rode hard...and I did today in the rain of CDA. I can't sing enough praise. I have a Hardrock ultra that is similar vintage but being full racked etc just isn't as much...
01-04-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,445
Posted By notthe1freeman

My better half ( my high school sweetheart whom I...

My better half ( my high school sweetheart whom I ran from until literally Xmas day this year) absolutely loves my bicycle proclivities. I am truly blessed. Past relationships ran from bemused to...
01-04-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By notthe1freeman

My new GT

Obligatory thread IMO! Its a 93 I presume Tequesta. I can't say enough about it. Don't want to stay off it. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,533,549
Posted By notthe1freeman

my front rack is a pieced together rear rack for...

my front rack is a pieced together rear rack for a 700c hybrid (I think the logo on it is Avenier? Something like that). I bent a reflector mount to go under the brake cable and into the front fork....
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,533,549
Posted By notthe1freeman

Yep...every day at least somewhere. We got 7ish...

Yep...every day at least somewhere. We got 7ish inches of snow the other day... I went to a job interview on it! I was raised in Alaska however so I have a little more practice than your average bear...
01-02-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By notthe1freeman

I honestly don't focus on stuff that much

I honestly don't focus on stuff that much
01-02-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,092
Posted By notthe1freeman

The tire size debate in mtb'ing. I still ride...

The tire size debate in mtb'ing. I still ride 26's. Perhaps I am behind the times.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By notthe1freeman

Give it a go...preferably on your day off and the...

Give it a go...preferably on your day off and the worst weather imaginable...nothing better than worst case scenario. I also like to know I can handle my commute both there and back, then there...
01-02-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By notthe1freeman

I am not car free all the way, but at 41 I've...

I am not car free all the way, but at 41 I've never had a license! I'm fact in the last 7 years I have bought 5 vehicles...and only "drove" 2 lol
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,798
Posted By notthe1freeman

I love late night rides myself...no self induced...

I love late night rides myself...no self induced curfew here
01-02-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By notthe1freeman

I have a state I.d. I don't drive anymore so I...

I have a state I.d. I don't drive anymore so I didn't see the point when the very same issue arose for me. @ 41 I don't get carded for the unhealthy purchases that "require" such documents anymore,...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,334
Posted By notthe1freeman

Rest more...eat better. Drink less alcohol-or...

Rest more...eat better. Drink less alcohol-or consume at least double the amount of h2o as the "naughty water". I am 41, and have two metal hips and a reconstructed knee. Once I shed that 20 lbs I...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15,455
Views: 11,533,549
Posted By notthe1freeman

Here is my only...ugly, heavy and tough. I ride...

Here is my only...ugly, heavy and tough. I ride 365 in the Pacific northwest... Never had an issue...
01-02-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,646
Posted By notthe1freeman

I love messenger bags and have used many although...

I love messenger bags and have used many although my current setup doesn't require one......
01-02-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,449
Posted By notthe1freeman

Thank you all for the posts/pic's. I guess my...

Thank you all for the posts/pic's. I guess my mountownie isn't that ugly...just horribly unique and completely neglected and abused. I ride it everywhere being car free. She lives outdoors, besides...
Forum: Introductions
01-02-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By notthe1freeman

Welcome from CDA Idaho

Welcome from CDA Idaho
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