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Forum: For Sale
07-21-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By eyemkeith

It actually stands for "No Brainer." It's an...

It actually stands for "No Brainer." It's an oddity in the Bridgestone world, only produced in 1993 and added to that year's offerings AFTER the catalog came out, so it's not even in there. It's a...
07-17-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By eyemkeith

Wheel Upgrade questions

HI all.

I'm tapping into the collective base of institutional knowledge once again, as I'm considering upgrading my wheelset. I have the original wheels on my '92 Bridgestone XO-2 -- Ritchey...
Forum: For Sale
07-17-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By eyemkeith

I don't know if you were waiting for a response,...

I don't know if you were waiting for a response, but sure, of course you could come by for a test ride.
Forum: For Sale
07-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By eyemkeith

Ah, I didn't realize there was a post requirement...

Ah, I didn't realize there was a post requirement to PM someone. Apologies.

I'm selling it because its wrong that no one is riding it. Like lots of people who get into bicycling, I found another...
Forum: For Sale
07-14-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By eyemkeith

I am in NJ. PM me for details.

I am in NJ. PM me for details.
07-13-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By eyemkeith

That's pretty cool! Yah, I'd have to go with...

That's pretty cool!
Yah, I'd have to go with brakes that have more reach, probably.
I'm not committed to doing it, but the thought appeals to me. The size says to me more like road bike, but with...
07-13-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By eyemkeith

I'm not necessarily buying them. But I am...

I'm not necessarily buying them. But I am interested. I currently have 1.95 tires on my XO, which baaaaaarley fit, but they do. They're nice, but, if I'm honest, a little bit overkill. I've heard...
07-13-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By eyemkeith

Geeze. I've looked at that catalog a hundred...

Geeze. I've looked at that catalog a hundred times and never noticed. I feel kinda stoopit now.

Thanks.
07-13-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By eyemkeith

Bridgestone XO-2 Rear Spacing

Hi all.

This may be covered a thousand times, but I swear I didn't find anything when I searched. I have an XO-2 and I'm eyeing a set of 650b wheels, but I'm unsure of my bike's rear spacing....
07-11-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,503
Posted By eyemkeith

The OP never brought up expanding Strava for...

The OP never brought up expanding Strava for anything, just using it for an unintended, and severely creepy, purpose. So the discussion, for 60-some posts, was never about "a hypothetical scenario."...
07-11-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,503
Posted By eyemkeith

Naturally, if you change entirely the way Strava...

Naturally, if you change entirely the way Strava is set up, I agree, yes, it would of course eliminate the creepiness of it all. But the fact is, Strava is a bike app, marketed to and used by bike...
Forum: For Sale
07-11-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By eyemkeith

yep.

yep.
Forum: For Sale
07-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By eyemkeith

Just dropped the price on my bike. It's basically...

Just dropped the price on my bike. It's basically a brand new machine for hundreds less than in the store. Thanks for looking!
07-10-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,503
Posted By eyemkeith

I can't like this post hard enough. Also,...

I can't like this post hard enough.

Also, if there are any women here, I'm guessing its few. And not just because of actual discussion of the supposed merits of strava as a creeper app, which is...
07-09-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,503
Posted By eyemkeith

Yes. You hear that from women all the time. Why,...

Yes. You hear that from women all the time. Why, oh why, aren't there more men around me while I'm running, or at the grocery store, or walking down the street, or at the gym. It's a real problem...
07-09-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,503
Posted By eyemkeith

Is it any great wonder more women aren't into...

Is it any great wonder more women aren't into cycling? Jesus, just let them ride.
07-07-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By eyemkeith

Some (hopefully) Fine Textual Products

Hi all.

If you suffer from insomnia, I have a new (mainly) bike blog to bore you to tears: www.bykeithbrown.com.

I do on occasion write about things that are not bikes. It's rare, but it's...
07-07-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By eyemkeith

Totally did not know that. Thanks, mister!

Totally did not know that. Thanks, mister!
07-07-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By eyemkeith

Former head of Shimano died Friday

Dunno if this interests anyone, but the former head of Shimano died Friday.
https://bykeithbrown.com/2020/07/07/yoshizo-shimano-former-president-of-the-bike-parts-giant-dies/
07-06-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,291
Posted By eyemkeith

Iíve seen several rb-1s upward of $1k with zero...

Iíve seen several rb-1s upward of $1k with zero gold or diamond plated anything on them. What size is your bike?
Forum: For Sale
07-05-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By eyemkeith

2017 REI Co-Op ADV 1.1 (formerly Novara Randonee)

2017 Model. Gray and black with orange highlights. The first year after REI rebranded the Novara Randonee. Absolutely excellent condition. Looks and functions perfectly. Maaaaaaybe 300 miles on this...
07-05-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,291
Posted By eyemkeith

I did see that, yah. But I'm vertically...

I did see that, yah. But I'm vertically challenged. I'd need a 50 to 52 cm frame.
Forum: For Sale
07-05-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By eyemkeith

Bridgestone NB-26

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/0182ea5e_7caf_4fb9_bec9_4fc4e9277ac5_b4dc3b48cf68051b426f4684ad20362c5e972376.jpeg...
07-05-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,291
Posted By eyemkeith

Bridgestone RB-1, minus the cult price

Hi all.

I'd love to get me a 1991 or so Bridgestone RB-1, but man, those prices for a 30-year-old bike are nutty. I hear they ride really nice, and, full disclosure, I'm a full-on Bridgestone...
07-02-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By eyemkeith

True. Copenhagen is light years ahead. But they...

True. Copenhagen is light years ahead. But they started somewhere, right? I think that was all the article was trying to hint at. Perhaps it was hyperbole to shoot that far.

I think if nothing...
07-02-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By eyemkeith

Yep. Same all over. My local bike shop is...

Yep. Same all over.

My local bike shop is barren, and the masked employees are frazzled with mountains of repairs of nearly forgotten old bikes dug out by people driven mad by quarantine. A...
07-02-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By eyemkeith

That is awesome. Great story!

That is awesome. Great story!
07-01-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By eyemkeith

COVID-19 Pushing Copenhagen-style shift in U.S.?

It's doubtful, but this article from The Detroit News explores this question and covers the recent bike boom better than most I've seen in months. I thought it worth a share. ...
07-01-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By eyemkeith

One of the best books I've ever read. You're...

One of the best books I've ever read. You're always right to mention it, no matter where!
06-30-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,712
Posted By eyemkeith

I don't doubt this is true, but, like CAT7DR,...

I don't doubt this is true, but, like CAT7DR, I've bought several items from Amazon after not being able to find them elsewhere, for cheap, with free shipping and no drama. Don't get me wrong, I'm...
06-30-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By eyemkeith

Dutch bicycle company ad pulled from French TV

Just saw this story on Forbes. It's posted to my blog. (https://bykeithbrown.com/2020/06/30/video-dutch-bike-companys-ad-pulled-off-air-for-telling-the-truth/).

Apparently, French censors don't...
06-30-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By eyemkeith

Dude, these are good suggestions. Thank you! ...

Dude, these are good suggestions. Thank you!

I've heard that H.G. Wells did a handful of bicycle books, so I'm interested in reading the one you suggested. And both Major Taylor and Iron Riders --...
06-30-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By eyemkeith

Recommend any good books on bicycling?

I've recently read a book on bicycling I didn't care for (In Praise of the Bicycle: My Review Here) (https://bykeithbrown.com/2020/06/30/book-review-in-praise-of-the-bicycle/), so I'm hoping for some...
06-29-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 44,724
Posted By eyemkeith

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0492_8ddeaa2c6b452ccdfb3423bc32ad1b5950889cbe.jpg
It is, technically, a picture of my bike. Also, my cat.
06-29-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By eyemkeith

You can do it

Great to hear you're getting back in the saddle. Get a bike, get on, take it slow and keep doing it, because it freaking rocks.

Hearing about your desire to get back into bicycling after a long...
06-14-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By eyemkeith

I figured out my tire rub problem. One of the...

I figured out my tire rub problem. One of the dropouts of my front fork is juuuuust slightly bent. Didnít notice until I pretty much maxed out the tire size.

and the stem is a technomic 225mm...
06-09-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By eyemkeith

Tire Rub on front fork

Hi all.

Probably a silly question, but I just bought some sweet brown Kenda tires for my bike. They look rad, but at 1.95 width, they're rubbing on my front fork, just slightly. Like two...
06-05-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,434
Posted By eyemkeith

I've been to a couple of bike shops recently....

I've been to a couple of bike shops recently. Both just cleaned out of bikes and lines of people ready to buy them. It's really kinda awesome. His advice, to everyone, is spot on.

Ride on!
06-01-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By eyemkeith

Hi all. I didn't want to just leave this...

Hi all.

I didn't want to just leave this hanging. Thanks to your helpful advice, I got the derailer to work properly. I'm very excited to have vanquished this beast, with your help.

I wish I...
06-01-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By eyemkeith

Thanks for all who chimed in. I really appreciate...

Thanks for all who chimed in. I really appreciate it. I've written a couple of things. I don't know if I'd really call it a blog quite yet, but I'm working on new stuff. If anyone has a chance or is...
05-30-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By eyemkeith

That's what I was thinking, yah.

That's what I was thinking, yah.
05-30-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By eyemkeith

I turns out on this original 1992 equipment, the...

I turns out on this original 1992 equipment, the "H" screw is frozen in time, maybe rocking out to some sweet Nirvana bootlegs, I don't know. I cannot get it to budge in either direction, either with...
05-30-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By eyemkeith

Wow, dude. No reason to be so harsh. I think I...

Wow, dude. No reason to be so harsh. I think I made it pretty clear I did not know what I was doing.
05-30-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By eyemkeith

Thanks, man. But the derailer I'm sure is not the...

Thanks, man. But the derailer I'm sure is not the problem. It was working fine before, meaning yesterday, shifting happily between all gears. I stepped in because I had a dire need for my cable...
05-30-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By eyemkeith

Newbie idiot confounded by rear derailer

Hi all.
I've never attempted this before, so i'm going to say right off that I DO NOT know what I'm doing. All my knowledge has come from YouTube. For this, I apologize in advance.

I have changed...
05-25-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By eyemkeith

I remember enjoying his writing quite a lot. But...

I remember enjoying his writing quite a lot. But the recent stuff, I agree, isn't as interesting. He has written five books and kept that blog for about 100 years in Internet time. It's got to be...
05-24-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By eyemkeith

Bicycle Blogs

Hi all.

I'm wondering if in these days of social media saturation anyone follows any bicycling blogs any longer. I know back several years ago, BikeSnob was something to read regularly and Lovely...
05-22-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By eyemkeith

Yes, right. I should have been more specific. Iím...

Yes, right. I should have been more specific. Iím looking for one with the canti bosses.
05-22-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By eyemkeith

Bridgestone XO-1 Fork

Hi all.

Just wondering if anyone happens to know what kind of fork the XO-1 used when it was made and if there is something similar I could but for my XO-2. All info appreciated.

thanks,
...
05-22-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By eyemkeith

I am never disappointed in the amount of good,...

I am never disappointed in the amount of good, solid, information the humans of this forum provide, no matter what my question. It really is so cool. Bicycle people rock. Thanks to everyone.

I...
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