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03-27-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By katsup

Do you have a photo of the "rough gravel"? ...

Do you have a photo of the "rough gravel"? Sometimes this type of terrain is just better on a mountain bike.

For a gravel bike, I'd look for one that can fit 50-60mm tires, at least in the front,...
03-27-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By katsup

As you are 6'3", I'm guessing the Walmart Schwinn...

As you are 6'3", I'm guessing the Walmart Schwinn is too small for you as Walmart typically sells one size fits all. Read about measuring a bicycle's frame size and let us know it's size. Wrong...
03-27-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By katsup

Wider flat pedals feel better and the pins help...

Wider flat pedals feel better and the pins help them stick to your shoe.

You don't want them to hit your shin, you learn that rather quickly.
03-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,053
Views: 1,745,739
Posted By katsup

Picked up this 1991 Apex to keep me busy during...

Picked up this 1991 Apex to keep me busy during quarantine. Came with a Mt Zefal frame pump which didn't make the photo....
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By katsup

In my market, typically I'd list a bike like that...

In my market, typically I'd list a bike like that for $150 (with a better saddle) and take $120. However, I've noticed the market for lower priced riders is hot right now due to people wanting to...
03-25-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By katsup

Where was it cracked? I cracked a rear wheel at...

Where was it cracked? I cracked a rear wheel at the nipples after about 2300 miles (~2yrs). It gave me a reason to upgrade.
03-24-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By katsup

The Trek is local, have you tried testing riding...

The Trek is local, have you tried testing riding it?

Notable Differences
The Trek and Giant have Sora components while the Salsa has Claris (Sora is 1 tier higher and 9sp vs 8sp)..
The Trek and...
03-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 601
Posted By katsup

I was thinking the same and was expecting to buy...

I was thinking the same and was expecting to buy some nice used bikes. However, the opposite appears to have happened, bikes shops that remain open have gotten very busy and there is significantly...
03-23-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,337
Posted By katsup

The same happened to me. Although, not intended...

The same happened to me. Although, not intended to be flip bikes, I had 5 to sell at the start of the year and only have 1 left. I also threw my spare parts up on eBay which have also been moving...
03-23-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,754
Posted By katsup

A Trek 900 is more than decent and for $20, you...

A Trek 900 is more than decent and for $20, you did very well.
03-22-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By katsup

Bad comparison, motor home tires sit outside in...

Bad comparison, motor home tires sit outside in the elements with a lot of weight on them. Bike tires typically are in garages on hooks. In Southern California, bike tires stored inside can last a...
03-21-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By katsup

It's only been 3 years, your tires are fine as...

It's only been 3 years, your tires are fine as long as they were not left out in the elements. Taken care of, tires will last 30+ years.
03-18-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 2,194,961
Posted By katsup

At 6ft, you are be in the ballpark for a 19-20in...

At 6ft, you are be in the ballpark for a 19-20in frame. This depends on other factors, but you may be able to get away with a higher stem or handlebars with some rise.
03-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,966
Posted By katsup

All my projects are complete and I had already...

All my projects are complete and I had already started downsizing before the C19 panic. I still have 2 bikes to sell, but I have space to hold onto them if needed.

As for spending, if the right...
03-18-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 2,194,961
Posted By katsup

Personally, I'd leave the 970 as is, you may have...

Personally, I'd leave the 970 as is, you may have trouble getting the bars high enough with a drop bar conversion. However, I may be bias as your 970 (in that color) is the bike I've been lusting...
03-16-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,906
Posted By katsup

I sold one this past weekend to someone looking...

I sold one this past weekend to someone looking for a better bike so he can avoid taking the bus to work.
03-15-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,906
Posted By katsup

I agree and I think the big difference between...

I agree and I think the big difference between now and then is the media (news, social media, etc..). They show people in lines at stores and empty shelves which causes panic.
03-14-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,996
Posted By katsup

I've downsized to 2 this year. Soma Fog...

I've downsized to 2 this year.

Soma Fog Cutter = Commuter / Road / Gravel Bike
Fuji Sundance (Rigid Mountain Bike) = Backup / Budget Bike for Stores and Road Trips

I have my eye out for a...
03-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By katsup

It's a single speed. Crankset = Race Face...

It's a single speed.

Crankset = Race Face Ride
Brakes = TRP Spyre
03-13-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By katsup

I had someone do that recently on a bike I sold....

I had someone do that recently on a bike I sold. It was a newer bike and the chainrings only had about 2k miles on them (I've always kept the chain lubed). I just remained quiet when he was pointing...
03-12-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 15,855
Posted By katsup

My work implemented a mandatory work at home...

My work implemented a mandatory work at home policy, so no commuting to work for awhile. I don't foresee this affecting my non commuting rides,
03-09-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,053
Views: 1,745,739
Posted By katsup

Nice bikes. Judging by the saddle / bar...

Nice bikes.

Judging by the saddle / bar height, you may be better off with 22in frames vs the 20in. 22in are harder to find (it's what I ride too).
03-05-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By katsup

When I had both the LX (M560) and XT (M095) front...

When I had both the LX (M560) and XT (M095) front shifters apart, the cog having more edges for the pawls was the only real difference I noticed. You can feel this in the lever and it helps with when...
03-04-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By katsup

I use a vertically sliced inner tube (MTB tube),...

I use a vertically sliced inner tube (MTB tube), then 2.75-3mm bar tape on top of that.
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By katsup

With those components, I'd say $400 - $500. ...

With those components, I'd say $400 - $500.

It may take awhile to find someone who knows what they are buying. A lot of collectors are after the more boutique brands.
03-04-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By katsup

You are going to have a hard time finding a...

You are going to have a hard time finding a specific bike in your color / size. Needing a 22" will not help since they made less of the uncommon sizes. I ride the same size and there are many vintage...
03-03-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By katsup

You broke the wrong side, I have that part for...

You broke the wrong side, I have that part for the left (front) side which I salvaged to rebuild another shifter.

The same shifter was used on

Exage ST-M320
XT - ST-M095
03-03-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By katsup

The Bianchi Axis as well, there is one sitting on...

The Bianchi Axis as well, there is one sitting on the local craigslist.
...
03-02-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,634
Posted By katsup

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so,...

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so, then you're already putting yourself at risk.

Ride more to improve your fitness so your body can fight it off easier.
03-02-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By katsup

Photo Assist ...

Photo Assist

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Much better photos...
03-02-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 97,749
Posted By katsup

Origin8 Pro Fit ATB Stem is what I have used, but...

Origin8 Pro Fit ATB Stem is what I have used, but only available in 90mm or 110mm as I'm sure you've found out. Velo Orange...
03-01-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By katsup

Bulls makes a high end aluminium gravel bike with...

Bulls makes a high end aluminium gravel bike with their Grnder 3 (https://www.bullsbikesusa.com/grinder-3.html). You don't seem many of them, but they are out there.

You can compare the price...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By katsup

Make an offer on the eBay 850 and see what...

Make an offer on the eBay 850 and see what happens. I just got an offer from the seller from viewing the listing that was a significant amount off.
02-28-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By katsup

You are replacing lower end parts with lower end...

You are replacing lower end parts with lower end parts. If you want wider tires, why not install them on the wheels you have? A $170 wheelset...
02-27-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By katsup

If the bike is "near mint", why change parts? ...

If the bike is "near mint", why change parts? Ride it as is, you may be happy with it or decide you want a different bike all together.
02-27-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By katsup

I bought a pair of the Hopes mstateglfr...

I bought a pair of the Hopes mstateglfr suggested, but with the RS4 hub. I chose the RS4 as I am using them 95% on the road. The main difference is less pawls than the pro (less drag and noise, but...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By katsup

Just get a black fork....

Just get a black fork. (https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Threaded-Fork-27-0mm-Black/dp/B000AO5IVM)

Personally I think the NIshiki is a bad idea and it would be easier to find a new rear wheel vs re...
02-27-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By katsup

Drop a year on the Trek 7xx series as the '94...

Drop a year on the Trek 7xx series as the '94 were not lugged. Do you count a Trek 520 that can was turned into a hybrid?

I've seen some Bridgestone XO bikes with lugs, but don't the specifics.
02-27-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By katsup

I don't know the specifics, and I'm sure there...

I don't know the specifics, and I'm sure there are some running 24, maybe even 20 spoke wheels.

I personally weight almost 109kg (240lbs) not counting the bike, and you have to factor in the...
02-27-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By katsup

You are OK with 24 spoke wheels on a gravel bike?...

You are OK with 24 spoke wheels on a gravel bike? I wouldn't trust them for the gravel around me, which are more like fire roads.
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By katsup

I have had a couple of early 90's Mongoose IBOC...

I have had a couple of early 90's Mongoose IBOC (1990 and 1991 to be exact) cross my path that were definitely not depart store level bikes.

In my opinion, the Miyata 1000 is at a fair price as it...
02-27-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,365
Posted By katsup

The Rodriguez Bandito...

The Rodriguez Bandito (https://www.rodbikes.com/catalog/bandito/bandito-main.html) is the lightest steel bike I know of.
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By katsup

Another Option GT Outpost - $150...

Another Option

GT Outpost - $150 (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463267571034281/) = Worth about $80-$100 in my market.

I'd still vote for the Miyata 1000 as it's a that nice of bike.
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By katsup

Are you sure about the Mongoose? it has a Tange...

Are you sure about the Mongoose? it has a Tange frame and in the late 90's v-brakes were more a thing. The crankset looks OK, but the outer plastic on 1 arm does look broken. You'd have to get a...
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By katsup

Winner!

Winner!
Replies: 46
Views: 2,055
Posted By katsup

I searched your local CL and these this one...

I searched your local CL and these this one caught my eye:

Miyata One Thousand - Flat Bar - $375 (https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/new-hope-miyata-one-thousand-touring/7077534364.html)
-...
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By katsup

The eBay listing...

The eBay listing (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Voodoo-Hoodoo-90s-Blue-Gravel-Grinder-Mountain-Bike-18-5-Joe-Murray-EDITION-/323958431266) has cantilevers as well, but appears to be a different group....
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By katsup

If the year in the eBay listing is the same, it's...

If the year in the eBay listing is the same, it's a 1998 with a Sugino Impel 500 crankset. It will likely be bought by someone looking for a reliable rider. If the components work, keep them and...
Replies: 14
Views: 427
Posted By katsup

It appears to be a Deore LX (M560) bike with a...

It appears to be a Deore LX (M560) bike with a front dérailleur I don't recognize and and different crank. Greased and tuned up (appears to be what you are doing), I'd put it somewhere around $200,...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By katsup

Congratulations, now you owe us a photo when you...

Congratulations, now you owe us a photo when you get it.
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