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09-23-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,597
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Posted By mrv

- pretty bike! nice build!! but!!!! .... the...

- pretty bike! nice build!! but!!!!
.... the quick release is on the wrong side the bike....... must..... fix..... OCD - help!...
09-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,221
Posted By mrv

the 30 year old Bianchi i picked up for $60 last...

the 30 year old Bianchi i picked up for $60 last year is my only trail bike, and the chainstays only clear 2.0in tires..... it's all i got!! (presently my Rockhopper is assigned to camping / touring...
09-17-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,583
Posted By mrv

i saw the post title and thought you were going...

i saw the post title and thought you were going to quit wearing you BORA Hansgohe (with World's Stripes!), SKY, TELECOM, and Team DISCOVERY cycling kit.....

...
09-17-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,221
Posted By mrv

run what you brung

I like to ride to the trails, so depending on the trail and tires I have at the time.

...
09-16-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,642
Posted By mrv

i have an old CYGOLITE that has a pulse mode -...

i have an old CYGOLITE that has a pulse mode - like this one, but I think 350 lumen max: https://cygolite.com/product/metro-400-usb/ (if you're thinking of buy another - mine has been pretty...
09-16-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,642
Posted By mrv

pulsing ≠ strobing i remain un-convince-able...

pulsing ≠ strobing

i remain un-convince-able that on a MUP, a bright strobing headlamp (bar lamp? helment lamp? front lamp?) (350 lumin? 700 lumin? kinda subjective...) is a good idea as a DRL....
09-14-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By mrv

I was finding it difficult to find "affordable"...

I was finding it difficult to find "affordable" hubs (or a wheelset) that fit the 120 ~ 124mm rear spacing for my '76 Schwinn (it's a smaller than the 126mm standard, so 120 i think). I did not want...
09-11-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 316,082
Posted By mrv

Super LeTour 12.2

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Was set up as my foul weather single speed.
That...
09-11-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By mrv

the bead is separating from the side wall. ...

the bead is separating from the side wall. maybe if you ride at really low pressure and never lean or turn.....

i'd get an exchange.
09-11-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,683
Posted By mrv

- i think i got a couple of Rockhoppers and a...

- i think i got a couple of Rockhoppers and a Peugeot that way.....
09-10-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By mrv

howdy - can you post a couple of rim side wall...

howdy - can you post a couple of rim side wall (braking surface) pics?
sorry to be a pain. i just got some hubs here and now i'm looking for rims. i'm a bit nervous about used rims. - roundness -...
09-10-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By mrv

howdy - are the only attachments the black loop...

howdy - are the only attachments the black loop for the seatpost and the strap for the seat rails?
any loops underneath?
poking the google for more info, is this about 8 liters?
i've been...
09-10-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,683
Posted By mrv

it's part of the Great COVID-Crazy going on. my...

it's part of the Great COVID-Crazy going on.
my Local Bike Shop owner had a women throw her bike at him on a local (and busy) MTB trail. He was apparently trying to help a young rider (maybe his...
09-09-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By mrv

welp - SheldonBrown specifies U-brake as the type...

welp - SheldonBrown specifies U-brake as the type with post mounts - like cantilever brakes, but the posts are in a different location. Just read Sheldon so I don't create more confusion:...
09-08-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By mrv

Iíve used flat bar levers for canti brakes with U...

Iíve used flat bar levers for canti brakes with U brakes.
They worked fine but the braking was non linear. Meaning as I applied the brakes they would engage. Slowing just fine.
but if I applied...
09-08-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By mrv

Hi Are these new old stock? Or are they used? ...

Hi Are these new old stock?
Or are they used?
thanks
09-08-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By mrv

hi i was planning to put these up for sale...

hi
i was planning to put these up for sale soon.
if you think you can use them Iíll remove from the bike & and more better pics.
i used turn on a Nishiki sport tourer with 700c wheels.

I...
09-06-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 209,319
Posted By mrv

Franken 1000

I just joined.
Under the matte black is an 84 Miyata 1000

only a few rides so far. But seems like a nice lugged frame.
I added a set of bottle bosses and mid fork rack mounts. For future use. ...
09-06-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,642
Posted By mrv

yea.... thereís a note in my Life File - ďDoes...

yea.... thereís a note in my Life File
- ďDoes not play well with others.Ē
thankfully Jesus forgives me!!
09-02-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 47,655
Posted By mrv

inadvertent path racer?

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09-02-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By mrv

i'm planning a S.A. 2 speed kickback with...

i'm planning a S.A. 2 speed kickback with no-coaster brake (rim brake).
I've got the bike together as a s/s freewheel right now, might go s/s with a coaster brake as I get things built up.
...
08-31-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By mrv

interesting thread - I have a 42t x 16t (71...

interesting thread - I have a 42t x 16t (71 inches) freewheel on my s/s. I'm going to switch to a 38t x 16t (66 inches).
I'm struggling a bit on the up hills, which are not really much to worry...
08-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By mrv

I'm quite super-keen to get a Rivindell Atlantis....

I'm quite super-keen to get a Rivindell Atlantis. Lugged. 700C wheel size. I believe the latest edition will allow 700c X 58mm tire (2.3inch).
The price hurdle is quite tall for me: $1500 or $1600...
08-17-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By mrv

purchasing a "spare" for your +1

howdy
Last spring I broke a Rockhopper I used for commuting (when I went into work...) / overnight bike camping /longer tours / coffee shop rides / crap-weather riding....
08-12-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By mrv

gah..... such a pretty bike. so my size. yer just...

gah..... such a pretty bike. so my size. yer just a short drive away..... . . . hopefully somebody will give it a good home before i start talking this up with my wife.....
someone. hurry. maybe...
08-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58,257
Views: 8,509,660
Posted By mrv

looking for the rare Schwinn WOND Bike..... ?

i wonder if he'll take $30...... ?


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07-17-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By mrv

thatís the plan now. sometimes on the side of...

thatís the plan now.
sometimes on the side of the road I forget to install wheel. Then Inflate.
so I have to bleed off air until I can squeeze past the brakes.

Iíll check out the Kool Stops. ...
07-16-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By mrv

Would Teflon tape work? Like the stuff used for...

Would Teflon tape work? Like the stuff used for plumbing.
It might become a maintenance item. Maybe replace it when you live the chain. But not as often as you inflate the tires.
Could be too...
07-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By mrv

ha! I wish!!

ha! I wish!!
07-16-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By mrv

the brake pads hit the frame. Then open no...

the brake pads hit the frame. Then open no further.
My cantis on another bike clear the frame. So open wide. Like saying ahhhhhhh.


...
07-16-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By mrv

Linear Pull Brake Pad Length

Howdy
Iím going to run tires to fat to clear my open / released brake pads.
26in x 2.3in on an old 90s Rockhopper with Shimano LX or XT v-brakes.
My 2 inch tires donít clear inflated now- or...
07-09-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,906
Posted By mrv

update - earlyí90s Bianchi

Rattle canned this Bianchi posted last year.
The chainstays barely clear 2in knobbies.
If I keep it long term I might invest in a powder coating that matches the original paint.
Right now I’ll...
07-09-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,935,906
Posted By mrv

howdy - did you re-paint yourself? And with what?...

howdy - did you re-paint yourself? And with what?
I'll re-post a Bianchi I rattled canned this spring (no close ups....). And I decided to attempt brush on Rustoleum for a whole 'nother single...
07-04-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,642
Posted By mrv

- when i was cycling home from work, i would turn...

- when i was cycling home from work, i would turn on my head light until I got to the local MUP. Turn it on solid, not strobing. Then turn it off on the MUP, until I was almost off of the MUP. I do...
07-03-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By mrv

did you get the KONA? looks like you did not hit...

did you get the KONA? looks like you did not hit 10 posts yet. then you can up load pics.
1998 Kona Mountain Bike Info Center (http://www.classickona.com/oldgold/98bikes/98bikeinfo.html) - the...
07-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,642
Posted By mrv

plus one for this. ^^ also: STOP THE...

plus one for this. ^^

also: STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE...
06-30-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By mrv

What about the quill stem? Do you have it all the...

What about the quill stem? Do you have it all the way down, where the wedge would be at the bottom of the steer tube (or nearly so, where ever it would bottom out)?
My thinking is that this could...
06-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By mrv

i had a Rockhound for a bit. i got the frame &...

i had a Rockhound for a bit.
i got the frame & a couple of forks for $80. stuck seat post. ridden hard and put away wet many times.
i powder coated it and road it for a bit. but i'm not much of a...
06-22-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By mrv

no front brake? i'm a worry wart. i run a front...

no front brake? i'm a worry wart. i run a front brake when i set up anything with a coaster brake. if the chain falls of you can't shift it back on, and you don't have brakes, so you're left trying...
06-21-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By mrv

yes. Iím in the cult

I got it all wrong. Custom off the shelf with the longer headtube. Rim brake.
love it. great riding and incredibly comfortable.

...
06-20-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58,257
Views: 8,509,660
Posted By mrv

this makes me kind of sad. somebody got the $80...

this makes me kind of sad. somebody got the $80 B-stone deal and now they are just flipping it. i would like to have actually RIDDEN IT!!!!! (not gotten rid of it....)...
06-19-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 58,257
Views: 8,509,660
Posted By mrv

this B-Stone went so fast I didn't even get to...

this B-Stone went so fast I didn't even get to clear my throat to get my wife's attention about me buying a whole 'nother bike I don't need.....
...
06-18-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,461
Posted By mrv

- Walmart does a poor job assembling heavy, cheap...

- Walmart does a poor job assembling heavy, cheap bikes that are not very durable.
- Yes, $400 at a bike is a stretch if you are comparing it to Walmart. But you get a well built bike that will be...
06-17-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,310
Posted By mrv

this is a timely thread (for me). I have a...

this is a timely thread (for me).
I have a cheap coaster brake rear wheel with a discontinued ALEX DC19 rim. It's always bugged me I don't have a matching front wheel.
So I can get a nearly...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-16-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By mrv

- hi Jim - I couldn't edit the map as I used GPX...

- hi Jim - I couldn't edit the map as I used GPX data from STRAVA. I'm only going to leave the link up temporarily
This route has quite a bit of dirt until it crosses Telegraph.

Here's some other...
06-13-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By mrv

PM about the C19 coming.

PM about the C19 coming.
06-10-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,640
Posted By mrv

my opinion: That's a great {bleeping} bike. You...

my opinion: That's a great {bleeping} bike.
You might consider occasionally wiping the bike off with some kid of rust inhibitor, like PB Plaster. Others can state what they think, I would like to...
06-09-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By mrv

howdy! Knurling is typically a machining process...

howdy! Knurling is typically a machining process to "upset" metal and add texture to a round metal surface - like say for instance you're in a beginning machine shop class and they have you make a...
06-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By mrv

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/trek-920-review/ ...

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/trek-920-review/

https://bikepacking.com/bikes/kona-sutra-ltd-review/

Trek is aluminum and KONA is steel? I almost always go steel. A personal preference that...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-09-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By mrv

Did you find your route? I've biked to Toledo a...

Did you find your route?
I've biked to Toledo a couple of times, but slightly further to the west from the Plymouth area. Mostly on the dirt roads to keep out of traffic (but not good if you've got...
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