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08-10-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By samkl

Wabi Classic has more clearance than the...

Wabi Classic has more clearance than the Lightning. I haven't tried 32s on my Classic yet, but just eyeballing it, I think they'd fit. Wabi's website says the Classic frame fits 32s, FWIW. The brake...
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By samkl

Thanks for all the insights, everyone. I ordered...

Thanks for all the insights, everyone. I ordered a pair of the RH 28s after all. Yeah, nuts from a financial perspective, but I figured it's good to have a little thing to look forward to to break up...
08-02-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By samkl

Nope, I bought it from Wabi.

Nope, I bought it from Wabi.
08-02-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By samkl

Bike is a Wabi Classic. The BB appears to be a...

Bike is a Wabi Classic. The BB appears to be a lower end model, with a steel retaining ring and a solid axle.

Also - this is probably relevant - I donít think it was installed properly. The BB was...
08-02-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By samkl

I already put the thing back together so I canít...

I already put the thing back together so I canít take a picture, but no, the frame had no rust at all. I just wiped away the rust flakes and the frame was pristine inside.

It came from the...
08-02-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By samkl

The adjustable cup is maybe the most rusted part...

The adjustable cup is maybe the most rusted part of all. After I cleaned it up it was pitted and corroded like youíd expect on a maltreated 20-year-old bike.

Frame has no rust at all, in contrast...
08-02-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By samkl

Rusty BB tale of woe

Noticed some rust on the BB of a fairly new bike, 7 months old with ~1200 miles on it. I took it apart and find it completely corroded! A little pile of rust flakes left in the frame (all from the...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-29-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By samkl

Thanks Skip. Itís always good to see some routes...

Thanks Skip. Itís always good to see some routes that arenít Sheridan Road. Wolf Lake is pretty, but I havenít ridden much elsewhere in Indiana.
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By samkl

Narrow Rene Herse tires

Does anyone have experience with these? I'm thinking of switching out my Stampede Pass Extralights (32mm) for some 28mms, for fender clearance purposes. Is it worth it to splurge for the RH 28s, or...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-27-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By samkl

Best places to ride within 3 hours of Chicago

I live in Chicago and am a little sick of all the usual routes from my apartment. So I'm thinking of planning a few day trips out in the "country" to see new, interesting, and pretty places. Already...
07-19-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By samkl

How do you store your tandem?

I live in an apartment in the city, and keep the tando in basement a storage unit. But it's so big that it takes up most of the room! My first thought was some kind of hoist, but I can't drill into...
07-15-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By samkl

Whoa. For reference my 4130 Surly Cross Check...

Whoa. For reference my 4130 Surly Cross Check fork weighs 2.3lbs (uncut). Half a pound more than a Super Course.
07-10-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,434
Posted By samkl

I bought a Wabi late last year. Itís a great,...

I bought a Wabi late last year. Itís a great, great bike and Damon was super helpful with answering my questions.

The spiteful comments and weird airing of dirty laundry, I donít get it. Seems...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,110
Posted By samkl

I dunno, I think it's kind of insane. I guess...

I dunno, I think it's kind of insane. I guess Surly saw Trek charge $1700 for a Sora/Alivio 520 and thought they could do the same? But even the 520, while still way overpriced, includes front and...
06-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By samkl

I bet the speed difference is mostly a result of...

I bet the speed difference is mostly a result of the tires. Trek has Marathons, which are slooow.
06-22-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,912
Posted By samkl

Our 1987? Burley Duet. We made a post late last...

Our 1987? Burley Duet. We made a post late last year on Tandem@Hobbes asking if anyone had a cheap tandem fixer-upper, since we were just looking to get into the hobby and didn’t know how we’d like...
06-19-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By samkl

Shout out to a forum member

Whichever forum member is behind this YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuUP-ymGIPlSdPhEe_WCwkA) - bravo! Loving the overviews of cool old bikes.

Like this Jack Taylor:...
05-28-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By samkl

Hmm, Iím a little wary of matching a 5 speed...

Hmm, Iím a little wary of matching a 5 speed chainring to a 10-speed chain. I ran a 9s chain on a first-gen Dura Ace chainring and although it worked OK, it was noisy and marred the finish on the...
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By samkl

For reference, I sold my 1989 1000LT for $650USD...

For reference, I sold my 1989 1000LT for $650USD last summer on Craigslist in Chicago. It wasn't in mint condition, but well maintained and quite good. Great bike, like everyone says.

Who knows,...
05-19-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,089
Posted By samkl

Is that 13.2 lbs with or without the pedals,...

Is that 13.2 lbs with or without the pedals, saddle, wheels, and crankset?
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By samkl

Carbon saddle rails

I got a deal on a Selle Anatomica with carbon rails, but with a spare set of tubular steel rails included. What's the consensus: are carbon rails too finicky for randonneuring? This would go on a...
05-17-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By samkl

I haven't had great luck with the Tange Levin....

I haven't had great luck with the Tange Levin. The VO Grand Cru headset, on the other hand... real nice.
05-13-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 849
Posted By samkl

Check out this spreadsheet...

Check out this spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XeS2nJhBPSDRbqgG1-F2VOI_vK1QZnZmysARDJWyGps/edit#gid=500288468) from the i-bob forum.

Me, I have an old Austro Daimler Vent...
05-08-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By samkl

PM'ing!

PM'ing!
04-24-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By samkl

Another guess for #1...

Another guess for #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : make sure you routed the chain properly through the rear derailleur after you took it off.
04-21-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,524
Posted By samkl

Has the content been lost? I hope not. It was a...

Has the content been lost? I hope not. It was a great site and taught me a lot!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By samkl

Indoor trainers and apartment life

Iím thinking about getting a smart trainer, but I'm wondering about the noise factor for people who live in apartments. I'm in an older building, and while the floors insulate some sounds, you can...
03-12-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By samkl

Note: does not apply to black cyclists.

Note: does not apply to black cyclists.
02-22-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,714
Posted By samkl

I say go for some thin-tubed 70s sport...

I say go for some thin-tubed 70s sport touring/racing bikes. I loved my Miyata 1000LT, but it was a whole different animal from my flexy (not in a bad way) 1976 AD Vent Noir. Completely dissimilar...
02-19-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By samkl

Seatpost considerations

I was lucky enough to have been given an old Burley tandem which Iím fixing up.

The previous owner was shorter than me, so I had to raise the captainís seat about two inches, right up against the...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-15-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By samkl

Just missed youówas in the basement. We...

Just missed youówas in the basement. We appreciate the nickels, and hope to see you tomorrow.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-14-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By samkl

Chicago: Recyclery co-op open house, 2/16

The co-op I volunteer at, The Recyclery, is hosting a big party/open house on Sunday (2/16) from 2-8:30pm. It's a good time, and we tend to get a good turnout. There's a raffle with bike prizes...
01-13-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By samkl

Doesn't say a front brake needs to be able to...

Doesn't say a front brake needs to be able to skid the front wheel, only that bikes must be equipped with a brake that can cause a wheel to skid. i.e. a single speed with no rear brake would be...
Replies: 47
Views: 19,656
Posted By samkl

Give us updates! I ride a Brooks but am looking...

Give us updates! I ride a Brooks but am looking for something waterproof whose fit doesnít change as it breaks in. I wonder if the R2 would fit the bill...
01-09-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,469
Posted By samkl

Schwinns!

Schwinns!
01-03-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By samkl

I think supposed to be a snakeskin pattern, not...

I think supposed to be a snakeskin pattern, not carbon fiber.
Replies: 72
Views: 7,916
Posted By samkl

Count me as an electronic shifting skeptic. ...

Count me as an electronic shifting skeptic.

Upside: shifts a little quicker. Downside: if something goes wrong, your ride is probably over. And things often go wrong on brevets.

Itís cool on...
12-21-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 85,424
Posted By samkl

My new Wabi Classic, in front of picturesque...

My new Wabi Classic, in front of picturesque garbage cans. May do some steerer chopping later......
Replies: 36
Views: 3,380
Posted By samkl

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before...

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before I get completely sick of them. Once that happens, I switch to my high-tech nutrition system of Skittles and Chex Mix. Tropical Skittles and "Bold"...
Replies: 50
Views: 5,360
Posted By samkl

Before you buy a new bike or commission a custom...

Before you buy a new bike or commission a custom bike, ride more. You'll figure out what you want. Some people like carbon, some people like steel, some people like 650b, etc. There's no wrong answer...
12-09-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,514
Posted By samkl

I bought one because it has road geometry, not...

I bought one because it has road geometry, not track. Not too many new fixie frames fit that bill.
Forum: For Sale
11-13-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,152
Posted By samkl

Not my size and not in the market, but jeez, cool...

Not my size and not in the market, but jeez, cool bike!
10-25-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,795
Posted By samkl

Also check the shop on Western and Bryn Mawr,...

Also check the shop on Western and Bryn Mawr, especially if itís near your apartment. A stolen bike or two has been known to turn up there.
10-23-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,795
Posted By samkl

Damn, sorry to hear. I'll keep an eye out.

Damn, sorry to hear. I'll keep an eye out.
10-11-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,194
Posted By samkl

Itíd be interesting to hear peopleís weights and...

Itíd be interesting to hear peopleís weights and riding styles along with their bike duds. One person's whippy is anotherís dead.
09-26-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By samkl

Yep, 125mm. 25.4mm clamp. Has a real nice "smoked...

Yep, 125mm. 25.4mm clamp. Has a real nice "smoked chrome" finish. (Anyone know about this stem? Also have one in 85mm.)...
09-26-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By samkl

I think I have a 125 at home, if that's possible....

I think I have a 125 at home, if that's possible. I'll check tonight if you're interested.
09-25-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By samkl

😑 Also, the Classic is out of stock right...

😑

Also, the Classic is out of stock right now and theyíve got shipping delays.
09-25-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By samkl

WTB: Wabi fixed gear 60cm

Maybe a long shot, but does anyone have one of these theyíre willing to sell? Iím located in Chicago.
Replies: 9
Views: 2,110
Posted By samkl

Metin! Great riding with you. Yes, we pushed too...

Metin! Great riding with you. Yes, we pushed too hard and I knew it at the time. Looking back at the write-up, maybe I overemphasized the adversity. The experience was so profoundly positive that...
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