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Forum: Great Lakes
04-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By detroitjim

Yeah man....lots of folks been getting injured by...

Yeah man....lots of folks been getting injured by those tracks . That's why they want you to use parallel paths... Cass west of Woodward or John R east.

They were still constructing the line when...
04-07-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By cudak888

Pulled some crap out of the shed...

...and took some pictures. Had to get to the back, so everything on one side came out.

Some of this stuff hasn't seen the light of day for a while, so I thought it'd be fun to share.
...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for...

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for mid-spring 2021, Detroit to release framework planDetroit Chief Parks Planner Meagan Elliott expects the city to break ground on the first phase of its...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 59
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Great Lakes Way S. Lake Huron - W. Lake Erie

Great Lakes Moment: A Great Lakes Way stretching from southern Lake Huron through Western Lake Erie
The Eastern Seaboard has the Appalachian Trail, the Western Seaboard has the Pacific Rim Trail,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,139
Posted By str8jakett

Get out. Before my wife sees this.

Get out.

Before my wife sees this.
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By fishboat

The Hiawatha train is the (or one of) the...

The Hiawatha train is the (or one of) the Chicago-(Sturtevant)-Milwaukee commuter lines. It runs quite often, but no idea if it allows bikes. If it allows bikes..and you can get off at Sturtevant,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Recycle

Check the schedule for the Metra Union Pacific...

Check the schedule for the Metra Union Pacific north line running from the Ogilvie Transportation Center, (OTC) 500 W Washington. It is the commuter line with lots of trains from Chicago to Waukegan;...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not like any layovers anywhere that are less...

I do not like any layovers anywhere that are less than 45 minutes, and that is airports where I do not have to move a bike from one train to the next. I would want over an hour to change trains in...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By indyfabz

I believe Amtrak stopped publishing on-time...

I believe Amtrak stopped publishing on-time performance stats back in the late 2010s, but you can read about the causes here:

https://www.amtrak.com/on-time-performance

Aside from the Northeast...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By saddlesores

if you're not on a dedicated commuter line, the...

if you're not on a dedicated commuter line, the tracks belong to some freight railway corporation.
amtrak passenger service is a secondary consideration.
if something goes off somewhere, it won't...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By fishboat

I've not dealt with a bike in Chicago/Union...

I've not dealt with a bike in Chicago/Union Station, but I've taken the Hiawatha (Milw-Chicago commuter) many times. I think 30 minutes is cutting things perhaps optimistically tight. Amtrak...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By jamawani

Amtrak trains are frequently ,,,, frequently...

Amtrak trains are frequently ,,,, frequently late.
Also, summer timetables may involve arrival/departure time changes.
03-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By urbanknight

Makes me imagine a thick crust pizza every time.

Makes me imagine a thick crust pizza every time.
03-30-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By ecidream

Thanks for the responses! I think the best thing...

Thanks for the responses! I think the best thing to do is to sell the old cross bike and use the cash to buy a cruiser / older bike and swap the bars and or stem. Wife can't complain if it's a swap,...
03-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By ecidream

Thanks, this is what I was thinking, partly to...

Thanks, this is what I was thinking, partly to mess around with a build without having to buy everything. just buy what I need to make it all work. I don't have any good thrift shops near me. I've...
03-30-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Koyote

If you want a bike for "bumming around the...

If you want a bike for "bumming around the neighborhood" with the kids, a cruiser (https://electra.trekbikes.com/eselectra/en_US/bikes/electra-bikes/cruiser-bikes/c/EB600/) is pretty fun. I'm totally...
03-29-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,629
Posted By franswa

Bout to start a "packed dirt" sub-forum. Who's...

Bout to start a "packed dirt" sub-forum. Who's in!?
03-29-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,629
Posted By unterhausen

Looks like that second picture should be labeled...

Looks like that second picture should be labeled "packed dirt, gravel, sand" to me, but it's close up and hard to really judge what is going on. But I think most people understand the subject of this...
03-29-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,629
Posted By mstateglfr

It has been about 3 months since the last time...

It has been about 3 months since the last time the definition and parameters of 'gravel' were senselessly argued over. Seems as good a time as any to drag this dead horse back out and beat it some...
03-27-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By 2wheeljonz

Sold to Spagettilegs pending determination of...

Sold to Spagettilegs pending determination of shipping costs.
03-27-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By noobinsf

Whoa, deal of the day here!

Whoa, deal of the day here!
Forum: Great Lakes
03-27-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By preyj

You simply will not have enough time to get from...

You simply will not have enough time to get from Two Rivers to Washington Island and back to catch the ferry in 2 /1 2 to 3 days and still enjoy what Door County has to offer.

The best camping...
03-25-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FMW3 ...

https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FMW3
This is 6L and expandable to 7.5L.
Not a frame bag, but just an option to consider since a 7L frame bag will either take up basically the full...
03-24-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,395
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1985 Trek 620. PDW Road Plus fenders. Excellent...

1985 Trek 620. PDW Road Plus fenders. Excellent combination, IMO.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1127/img_0003sm_0fae67a17ad6ffd84baa76d501c87cd973a85cf9.jpg...
03-23-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,712
Posted By ascherer

Dynamo lighting for the Mk I. Of course, that...

Dynamo lighting for the Mk I. Of course, that includes relacing the front wheel with the super-cheap Panasonic hub that Soma had on sale a month or so back. What I save there went into the BM IQ-X...
03-23-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,712
Posted By b dub

That picture is a bit deceiving. The liquid you...

That picture is a bit deceiving. The liquid you see is dried up shallac, which I used to coat white cotton bar tape.

...
03-19-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,136
Posted By bruce19

Negligence: Definition. A failure to behave with...

Negligence: Definition. A failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. The behavior usually consists of actions, but...
03-16-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,660
Posted By polymorphself

Somebody buy this and put some black or cream...

Somebody buy this and put some black or cream colored fenders on it :love:
03-16-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,734
Views: 2,118,285
Posted By Deepcherry

Just built this Stumpy ...

Just built this Stumpy

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/920x1280/674eb17c_7813_4943_bf21_d633821e1e72_6b34a39b7979b9cb1ebf39a99b740e1f3db903a7.jpeg
03-16-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,143
Posted By WhyFi

Yes. Though it'd be more accurate to say that...

Yes. Though it'd be more accurate to say that you'd wear the rims thin enough that they'd fail (tire pressure, bump/pothole).



Depends, but a lot.



Well, it's still the same bike if you...
03-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,712
Posted By scozim

Slowly working on the overhaul of one of the...

Slowly working on the overhaul of one of the Colnagos from last weekend. It's cleaned up well. It was a frankenbike of components so Roger M helped with a few bits to make it consistent. Cleaned and...
03-11-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,712
Posted By ZudeJammer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/img_7881_356f8fb0c1974b820d1684e3d12582515d5bf770.jpg
Finally got to go for an hour-long ride on my winter project bike and it worked!
03-09-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,712
Posted By malcala622

A while back I remember riding in San Diego and...

A while back I remember riding in San Diego and the bars on my Gios suddenly rotated towards the ground after hitting a driveway ledge. I quickly knew the stem clamp was 26.4 and not 26.0 After 2...
03-09-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,712
Posted By JaccoW

Worked the dent in the top tube of my Koga-Miyata...

Worked the dent in the top tube of my Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1215974-1993-koga-miyata-worldtraveller-project-66cm-frame.html) with a set of Paragon...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,456
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. I brought For Whom the Bell Tolls to...

Heh. I brought For Whom the Bell Tolls to Andalucia for my 7-week trip.
03-07-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,474
Posted By Hobbiano

On my bikes, I find that unless I have the nose...

On my bikes, I find that unless I have the nose tilted up slightly, I find I'm sliding forward and that causes me to put more weight on the handlebars, resulting in numb hands after a while.
03-05-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 176,185
Posted By victorm

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/892a9881_ecaa_4d32_9c3b_129279f19046_9b7e56427fd539d60ea0ce193a472e5d67b07d2d.jpeg...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,456
Posted By imi

Thing is, bicycle touring is basically doing...

Thing is, bicycle touring is basically doing nothing all day... I mean, we’re just sitting down moving our legs around a bit and staring off into the distance 😋
Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Marysville commits to building 3 more sections of bike trail

With grant support, Marysville commits to building three more sections of bike trail Goal: Close gap in county's trail systemThe Marysville City Council recently passed a resolution in support of a...
03-03-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By nlerner

That’s the text I use for wheel building. Glad to...

That’s the text I use for wheel building. Glad to scan and send the critical pages, but also looks like you can download the pdf here:
...
03-01-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 27,732
Posted By flamencohead

Here is a shot from the maiden voyage of my 1000...

Here is a shot from the maiden voyage of my 1000 LT. I’ve coveted these bikes for years and finally found one in my size. It is a 1987 that must have been purchased as a frame. Nothing matched the...
02-27-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,230
Views: 389,712
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Switching some things up on the single-speed...

Switching some things up on the single-speed Raleigh:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/newdabrakes_ff49e8c3f2d7bcd7cc0b3db719faed2ac16060b2.jpg

Cleaning up the look...
02-21-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By tcs

Bright flashing lights at night. Headlight: no. ...

Bright flashing lights at night. Headlight: no. Just no. Taillight: maybe. Used in conjunction with a steady taillight on the street, I'm all in. But never on a path.
02-17-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By work4bike

I hope the cycling community in Montana defeat...

I hope the cycling community in Montana defeat these proposed requirements.
02-17-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,942
Posted By Toadmeister

Probably because you needed 401 miles to break it...

Probably because you needed 401 miles to break it in ;)
02-16-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 27,732
Posted By alexihnen

My first touring bike. :) I have the saddle,...

My first touring bike. :) I have the saddle, pedals, tires sorted. Brake hoods and foam bar grips on the way. I also have the downtube shifters, but although first time with barcons, they’re not bad....
02-16-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 27,732
Posted By squarenoise

Here's my '86 Miyata 1000, finally rebuilt and...

Here's my '86 Miyata 1000, finally rebuilt and super dialed in now. Purchased from forum member marius.suiram in November, the bike arrived well packed, in excellent condition, with seemingly very...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,429
Posted By veganbikes

Crank Bros would not have bad threads those were...

Crank Bros would not have bad threads those were probably knockoffs and unfortunately a lot of online non bike specific marketplaces don't give two poops about selling fakes and knockoffs. If you...
02-15-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By 2cam16

https://youtu.be/Q7reWhxakUQ ...

https://youtu.be/Q7reWhxakUQ

https://youtu.be/e-OkWl_1M4s
Forum: Great Lakes
02-15-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By fishboat

They say there's a no-turnaway policy when you...

They say there's a no-turnaway policy when you show up on a bike or on foot. I'd take then at their word..you should be fine.

I'd still have the reservation number handy as same-day reservations...
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