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Forum: Introductions
07-15-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By rseeker

Hi, welcome Jake! :thumb:

Hi, welcome Jake! :thumb:
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By rseeker

Same. The picture was ok though - at least 13...

Same. The picture was ok though - at least 13 inches, on a stool in the living room. My dad may have bought a TV for the landing. I was out playing in the street but my mom made me come in and...
07-14-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24,416
Views: 2,278,824
Posted By rseeker

A big-for-me day yesterday, starting with a...

A big-for-me day yesterday, starting with a 6-mile library loop (picked up: Ben Bova, New Earth), then after dark carrying a large rock around the neighborhood for weight-bearing activity and upper...
07-13-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By rseeker

I carry a backpacking compass in my fanny pack. ...

I carry a backpacking compass in my fanny pack. The lanyard's long enough I can throw it around my neck and use it that way.

I've only needed it twice. The second time I needed it I had it.
07-12-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By rseeker

I wondered that too and got this as a great...

I wondered that too and got this as a great answer:

https://www.bikeforums.net/19734302-post2.html

1990s Trek catalogs which have some tube details are here.

Trek, Fisher, Klein, Lemond bike...
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By rseeker

I'm envious of getting to ride in West Virginia. ...

I'm envious of getting to ride in West Virginia. I used to do a lot of whitewater there. Absolutely gorgeous. Post pictures some time if you get a chance please. :)

Envious, assuming the right...
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 877
Posted By rseeker

A PIN is what except a bad password? Just...

A PIN is what except a bad password?

Just say no to biometric identifiers, for the reason already stated.

There's no way I'm linking my phone and my desktop system.

I'm speaking from the...
07-11-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By rseeker

Are you gonna tell the rest of that story? ...

Are you gonna tell the rest of that story? Sounds interesting to me. Were you on a bike? Why did he feel he needed to pull you over? What did he say and what happened?
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 103,255
Posted By rseeker

Ah well. It sounds like you did everything...

Ah well. It sounds like you did everything demanded by prudence, responsibility and good citizenship. Enjoy your winnings. That's quite the wad.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 103,255
Posted By rseeker

What part of the world do you live in? Because I...

What part of the world do you live in? Because I might have lost something there.
07-09-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,917
Posted By rseeker

Sounds to me like you're doing GREAT. To me,...

Sounds to me like you're doing GREAT.

To me, the right amount of riding is whatever makes you want to go again after the ride is over. When you're starting up a new challenging activity,...
07-05-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24,416
Views: 2,278,824
Posted By rseeker

That's really fantastic, great to hear.

That's really fantastic, great to hear.
07-04-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By rseeker

But how are the bikes?

But how are the bikes?
07-03-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,161
Posted By rseeker

For anyone in the South Carolina area, here's a...

For anyone in the South Carolina area, here's a 730 with the rack mount on the fork and (I think) the System 1 stem and bars like a 750 has. I should probably go buy this for spare parts and the...
07-03-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By rseeker

Great news, way to go! Ride on.

Great news, way to go! Ride on.
07-02-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By rseeker

Around here the roads have anti-curbs, that is, a...

Around here the roads have anti-curbs, that is, a 4-to-9-inch slab of black asphalt paved over top of whatever country road has been there for 30 years, with sharp drop-offs to the sides. This will...
07-01-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24,416
Views: 2,278,824
Posted By rseeker

Finally back on the bike just now after nine days...

Finally back on the bike just now after nine days of being down for maintenance. (Had to replace the chain, the rear cluster, the rear cones and balls.) I felt pretty good on this first ride back...
07-01-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,028
Posted By rseeker

I checked and you're right, here it's nighttime...

I checked and you're right, here it's nighttime only, front white light and rear reflector required but only at night.




Maybe another time, since this is a bike forum. I thought it was worth...
07-01-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,028
Posted By rseeker

That might be true, I'll have to look again. ...

That might be true, I'll have to look again.

(I did read the actual text because I didn't want to give police any excuse to ticket me. I was stopped eight times in two years for walking in...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,822
Posted By rseeker

The first time I sat at the head of the line in...

The first time I sat at the head of the line in front of a traffic light waiting for the green, taking the lane until I could cross four lanes of traffic and get established on the far side, was The....
07-01-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,161
Posted By rseeker

Apparently I have a freehub now. :) A first...

Apparently I have a freehub now. :) A first for me, I've only ever touched freewheels before, that'll be fun. And a surprise because the 1994 catalog says freewheel. I can't quite make out the...
07-01-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,028
Posted By rseeker

The law in my state requires you to use them, at...

The law in my state requires you to use them, at least one front and one rear.
07-01-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,028
Posted By rseeker

Mirrors (so I can see): one on the end of the...

Mirrors (so I can see): one on the end of the handlebar plus one on the helmet.

Reflectors: one big one over the fork bridge, a smaller one on the handlebars, and two red ones on the back of the...
07-01-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,161
Posted By rseeker

It might depend which decade you're talking...

It might depend which decade you're talking about. Some of the newer aluminum ones from this century might be designed with a sloping top tube, but the older 1990s ones were like casanewt said.
Forum: Introductions
06-30-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By rseeker

Hi Kevin, welcome to Bike Forums!

Hi Kevin, welcome to Bike Forums!
06-29-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 51,386
Views: 6,718,123
Posted By rseeker

Trek 750. Butler, Pennsylvania. Local pick-up...

Trek 750. Butler, Pennsylvania. Local pick-up only.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1994-Trek-Road-Bike-Multi-Track-750-Cro-Moly-Aluminum-Made-in-USA/223568266942
06-29-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By rseeker

I taped a rectangular tab to the outside front of...

I taped a rectangular tab to the outside front of my helmet so it hangs down to the top of one eyebrow. This gives me a place to hide behind (for the eye on that side, by turning my head) when...
06-29-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By rseeker

And then get sued by the guy who also broke his...

And then get sued by the guy who also broke his arm while trying but failing to steal your bike during the time you were away.
06-29-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By rseeker

There's also this thread:...

There's also this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1092379-protecting-frame-cable-rub.html
06-27-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,161
Posted By rseeker

New bike day. 1994 Trek 730, Forest Green with...

New bike day. 1994 Trek 730, Forest Green with gold decals. Frame size 23 inch.
...
06-27-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By rseeker

How long can you leave helicopter tape on

How long can you leave "helicopter tape" (thick transparent protective tape) on and still expect to peel it off later?

Or, how long have you left it on and still been able to peel it off?

Or,...
06-26-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,459
Posted By rseeker

Could've been worse. Glad it wasn't. I'm...

Could've been worse. Glad it wasn't.

I'm with you, I'm quite fine with the pull-over-and-stop-until-this-person-is-out-of-my-life technique.
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By rseeker

Tear gas exposure training. Now you're ready for...

Tear gas exposure training. Now you're ready for political action on the front lines for the cause of your choice.

What's green dot training?

I'm glad it wasn't worse.
06-25-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24,416
Views: 2,278,824
Posted By rseeker

No, but I did get a new bike yesterday, so...

No, but I did get a new bike yesterday, so there's that. :) 1994 Trek 730, frame size 23 inch.
06-23-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By rseeker

vid assist: ...

vid assist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oItDAQTA-hg
06-23-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By rseeker

It arrived. Again, thank you so much. And nice...

It arrived. Again, thank you so much. And nice stationery (if you remember). :thumb:
Forum: Introductions
06-22-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By rseeker

Hi and welcome. Nice to hear from South Africa.

Hi and welcome. Nice to hear from South Africa.
06-21-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By rseeker

ROY SCHEIDER VOICE: We're gonna need a bigger...

ROY SCHEIDER VOICE: We're gonna need a bigger vise.

Mine has a rotating base which couldn't hold.

However, a 14-inch box-end wrench plus a big-ass rubber mallet did the job. Leverage FTW.
...
06-21-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By rseeker

Thanks all. I'll give the bench vise a try.

Thanks all. I'll give the bench vise a try.
06-21-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,447
Posted By rseeker

impact wrench and freewheel removal

Is there any reason not to use an impact wrench for freewheel removal? The freewheel's on there pretty good, and I don't have a long pipe "cheater bar" for leverage like RJ uses.

You'd want to...
Forum: Introductions
06-20-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By rseeker

OMG those colors are just the best! Really...

OMG those colors are just the best! Really beautiful. They got that one right.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,767
Posted By rseeker

I'm gonna say there was a recognized condition...

I'm gonna say there was a recognized condition with a name like "popcorn lung" or some such. Likewise going off of memory. I should probably google it.



Oh yes. Yes I do.

EDIT TO ADD:
...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,767
Posted By rseeker

I thought microwave popcorn emitted a vapor that...

I thought microwave popcorn emitted a vapor that was bad for your lungs? I heard that a while ago, so maybe they've worked out a different formulation by now ...
06-20-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24,416
Views: 2,278,824
Posted By rseeker

I had a crappy obligatory ride yesterday -- no...

I had a crappy obligatory ride yesterday -- no vision -- but went anyway because it'd been a while and I don't want a gap in conditioning. I've been intensely focused on other things so I rode...
06-18-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By rseeker

I wouldn't mind seeing the whole bike as it is...

I wouldn't mind seeing the whole bike as it is now, as "before" pictures.
06-17-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,161
Posted By rseeker

Yeah, it doesn't get any more 10 than 10. Don't...

Yeah, it doesn't get any more 10 than 10. Don't keep us waiting, we all wanna see it. ::beg::
06-17-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24,416
Views: 2,278,824
Posted By rseeker

Ten-day forecast contains ten days of...

Ten-day forecast contains ten days of thunderstorms. Some of those are scattered or isolated or AM-only, though, so I hope to squeeze some riding in.
06-17-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,161
Posted By rseeker

Have any parts been replaced or does it look...

Have any parts been replaced or does it look original? (Trying to up y our posts.)
Forum: Introductions
06-16-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By rseeker

Hey and welcome. This is the right web site for...

Hey and welcome. This is the right web site for asking questions. People here are super-helpful. I did most of my learning here (and on YouTube) over the last three years.
06-15-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By rseeker

Wow, that's extremely nice, and I'll take you up...

Wow, that's extremely nice, and I'll take you up on it. Thank you very much. Sending PM.
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