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03-30-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Phil_gretz

Used or new for each one? The Allegro is...

Used or new for each one? The Allegro is different from the others. Allegro is the only one that I would ride. Crosstown and Cypress are too relaxed and upright. Ugh. The 7200 must be an older...
03-30-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife does the washing, I help with hanging and...

My wife does the washing, I help with hanging and folding. We use Tide and wash riding gear with regular clothes.
03-30-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Phil_gretz

I picked four areas: heath, spiritual,...

I picked four areas: heath, spiritual, relationships and recreation. While I miss interacting with my team at work, and miss getting out for more social recreation, I'd have to say that my quality...
03-30-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 936
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's not airbone. You probably didn't mean that....

It's not airbone. You probably didn't mean that. Airborne signifies transmission into and through the lung. This virus is transmitted through contact with mucus membranes by droplets. So,...
03-30-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Phil_gretz

Go to eBay. Search for each part. Filter by...

Go to eBay. Search for each part. Filter by completed auctions or sold items. Compare the most recent sales and consider whether/what shipping charges were. This will tell you what the market...
03-28-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 936
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. /close thread

^ this. /close thread
03-27-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By Phil_gretz

1989 Fuji Club

was a 2 x 7 speed bike. I had one and it rode very nicely, was reliable, and looked good too. Find one of these. They came in a white or the teal shown below. Should cost you less that any new...
03-27-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 246
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why not this?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/hd-trail-29er-hydraulic-disc-brake-mtb.html

There are videos on the partial assembly you'll have to do. Delivered to your home. 21" size for you.

The...
03-27-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Phil_gretz

A more expedient answer is to sell the Brooks and...

A more expedient answer is to sell the Brooks and replace it with a Cardiff Cornwall or equivalent. It's a better saddle, and it has longer rails than the Brooks.
03-26-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Phil_gretz

Well, that is unusual. I've been bicycle riding...

Well, that is unusual. I've been bicycle riding on roads for 45 years over three States in which I've resided, and I've never been attacked even once. Not that I can recall anyway.



Fanciful...
03-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By Phil_gretz

Mine is Now Closed

And they're very responsible in their approach to things. I have a touring bike there that's having its bottom bracket threads chased. I wonder when I'll see that bike again. Weeks? I wish them...
03-26-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Phil_gretz

Extra watts are a bonus. If I could have a...

Extra watts are a bonus. If I could have a "free" 75 more watts on my conventional bike...wow. Many electrics can deliver a few hundred watts to the drive wheel. That's really something. But...
03-26-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Phil_gretz

Sigh... Cheez - you're likely suffering the...

Sigh...

Cheez - you're likely suffering the aftereffects of some psychological trauma, leading you to self justify through delusions. Theologically looking at what you've written, you were...
03-24-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By Phil_gretz

Photo of the frame

would permit two big forks in the road to be chosen: black versus silver; Campy versus non-campy. The rest is just details.

OP, are you building your own wheels, so...hubs to match the chosen...
03-24-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By Phil_gretz

Plan this trip for Spring 2021.

Plan this trip for Spring 2021.
03-24-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
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Views: 220
Posted By Phil_gretz

Activate shields...

Activate shields...
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree with the comment above about shortening...

I agree with the comment above about shortening the shifter cable housings and re-routing them beneath the bar. Also, the bar should have matching black handlebar wrap both sides. Nicely presented...
03-23-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By Phil_gretz

No Suspension Necessary...

Then, depending on your locale, you'll want a rigid fork, steel MTB from the 1990s or so. Many can be found in the $100 range, which will give you room for a bike shop to repack the bearings,...
03-23-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By Phil_gretz

Just spit-balling here on possible remedies for...

Just spit-balling here on possible remedies for you (in increasingly drastic measures):
- pull/remove the wire between the ignition and the starter solenoid (they'll never find the problem)
-...
03-23-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,188
Posted By Phil_gretz

Neglected bike maintenance, yardwork projects...

Neglected bike maintenance, yardwork projects under my wife's supervision, re-organizing my bike clothing bins (a la Marie Kondo), and not watching any television news
03-23-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,490
Posted By Phil_gretz

Seventh consecutive day of telework for me (9th...

Seventh consecutive day of telework for me (9th if you consider that I worked a bit both Saturday and Sunday). We're settling into a routine. I've been trying to take a ride every other day just...
03-23-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By Phil_gretz

Please describe how you intend to use this bike. ...

Please describe how you intend to use this bike. Single track? Gravel riding? Street commuting? Paved path riding?

How you expect to ride will drive what type of "mountain bike" you should be...
03-23-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By Phil_gretz

Would you do a review thread once you've ridden...

Would you do a review thread once you've ridden it a bit? My wife and I were curious about those for use as travel bikes.
03-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ Interesting. Thanks. Whatever the source, the...

^ Interesting. Thanks. Whatever the source, the bearings and freewheeling mechanism feel well above average, in my experience.
03-22-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Phil_gretz

5.0 mm consistently. And the threading is for an...

5.0 mm consistently. And the threading is for an English freewheel hub.
03-22-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Nearly 3 threads exposed...are those enough?

It appears that the 14T...
03-22-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Phil_gretz

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

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03-22-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 298
Posted By Phil_gretz

Identify This Freewheel; Missing Outer Cog?

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There are no discernible markings. It fits the Park BBT 5, FR 11...
03-21-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By Phil_gretz

My experience with SunRace freewheels hasn't been...

My experience with SunRace freewheels hasn't been good. Two of the three were gritty, and had a "thunking" rhythmic sound when pedaling forward in certain cogs. If at all possible, I try to avoid...
03-20-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By Phil_gretz

The real purpose of a bike cover ...

...is to slow down sun damage to your bike's paint, rubber parts, leather saddles and plastics. The cover is eventually destroyed by the sun, so that your valuable bike parts aren't.

Other...
03-20-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By Phil_gretz

Home Made Garage Art

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From a Paint Night date. We couldn't thriw them out, but wouldn't hang...
03-20-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By Phil_gretz

Update on my LBS. These fellows are among the...

Update on my LBS. These fellows are among the very best. They have instituted all federal guidelines. Bikes for service or repair by appointment only. They've constructed a decontamination booth...
03-20-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By Phil_gretz

H O M O sapiens sapiens...man Buccaneers...

H O M O sapiens sapiens...man

Buccaneers were men...real men.
03-20-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,499
Posted By Phil_gretz

I wouldn't discourage you from writing down all...

I wouldn't discourage you from writing down all of your goals for this bike project, because that's how you begin to differentiate between what's "desired" and what "must be", as well as between...
03-19-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By Phil_gretz

It could be okay...

...but, maybe too small. I was unable to easily locate the geometry chart for this Jamis Renegade family of frames. The sloping top tube is to your advantage, as this geometry may (may) allow for...
03-19-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By Phil_gretz

To add to this ^ comment, make certain that you...

To add to this ^ comment, make certain that you look closely at how the front derailleur cable goes into the binding nut at its end, whether it passes over a small tab or not. You must put the cable...
03-19-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By Phil_gretz

Who are Lamar Hunt's heirs, Alex?

Who are Lamar Hunt's heirs, Alex?
03-18-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,793
Posted By Phil_gretz

I once paid $205 for an mid 80s Miyata 718a and a...

I once paid $205 for an mid 80s Miyata 718a and a '77 Centurion Semi Pro that had Phil Wood hubs. They were about two miles from my home. Both in good-to-very-good salvageable condition. I did put...
03-17-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By Phil_gretz

I did visit my favorite LBS today...

...by prior arrangement for them to assist with chasing my bottom bracket shell threads. They are proactive. 10-foot distance is enforced. No walk ins, work by appointment only. Doors locked...
03-17-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 17,026
Posted By Phil_gretz

I was able to ride today after completing my...

I was able to ride today after completing my telework for the day. It was a beautiful 65 degree Spring day in the DC area, and I rode safely. Pretty trees in bloom, light traffic and fantastically...
03-16-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,085
Posted By Phil_gretz

If you've saved those long multi-language Shimano tech sheets...

...then you need only tear them into 4.5" strips. Best use of those sheets that I can envision.
03-16-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't think that anyone should be going to a...

I don't think that anyone should be going to a bike shop for the next 60 days. Make special arrangements for servicing if the repair is truly essential. Otherwise, do everyone a favor and stay...
Replies: 55
Views: 1,362
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've owned both ('82 Team, '89 Club) and neither...

I've owned both ('82 Team, '89 Club) and neither has the geometry you require. Both were racier versus sport touring. Neither supported wide tires. Move on.
03-16-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,086
Posted By Phil_gretz

Three Is At Least A Reasonable Number...

I'd approach it in terms of function:

- Road-type utility/commuter bike: endurance geometry, disc brakes, wide tires, panniers, etc. (I have this)
- Off-road sport bike: full suspension...
03-16-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By Phil_gretz

How does the press on adapter work?

How does the press on adapter work?
03-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Phil_gretz

That's where you went off track. You interpreted...

That's where you went off track. You interpreted my response as sarcasm, when I explicitly told you that it wasn't. That's an error.

'Why?' was your question? My reasoning was when any junior...
03-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,716
Posted By Phil_gretz

I meant no sarcasm in my response. I gave him...

I meant no sarcasm in my response. I gave him the proper framework for the question and expected him to research the answers from qualified sources. The rest is dependent on his own hygene and...
03-12-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,321
Posted By Phil_gretz

The OP says, "the giordana is probably one of...

The OP says, "the giordana is probably one of them,not sure what they are worth, I did email the maker but have not heard back."

And then 13 minutes later, he says, "Not asking for a valuation,"
...
03-12-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 17,026
Posted By Phil_gretz

DC has generally begun to self-sequester...

DC has generally begun to self-sequester voluntarily. Traffic levels are noticeably down and some Agencies have begun experimenting with wide-reaching telecommuting drills.
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