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06-23-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By mrv

Howdy - any idea what clamp diameter? Everything...

Howdy - any idea what clamp diameter? Everything I read says MTB is 22.2mm.
Let me know when you have a chance. Thanks.
06-22-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By mrv

that's a beautiful bike - i've got a GUNNAR...

that's a beautiful bike - i've got a GUNNAR CrossHairs on order at the moment, .... otherwise i'd be severely interested.
06-22-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By mrv

howdy - i sent a PM to you. If you cannot receive...

howdy - i sent a PM to you. If you cannot receive those yet, let me know and I'll shoot you my email address. Thanks!!
06-18-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By mrv

howdy - can you post the part number on those...

howdy - can you post the part number on those brake calipers? I let a set go on a Franken-bike build, but I think possibly, maybe I might have the levers that match those brakes; and it might match...
06-17-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By mrv

weird - is that a blistered decal? looks a bit...

weird - is that a blistered decal? looks a bit bubbly.

it think there was some galling in your seat tube (with the seat post). My LBS has this drill attachment. It's got all these little stiff...
06-16-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By mrv

$325 - lower price and less pedals

dropping the price some more and deleting the pedals.
06-12-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mrv

... dang, gonna have to drop the price on my...

... dang, gonna have to drop the price on my bike.....
- very nice bike you go there.
06-12-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

thanks - of course, if you encourage me you'll...

thanks - of course, if you encourage me you'll just get more of the same.... ;)
06-10-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

The Rossstronsity- half way

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see that rock? It’s a metaphor for how the bike...
06-09-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By mrv

dropped the price a bit.

dropped the price a bit.
06-02-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By mrv

Drive Train Pics

thanks for the comments so far!
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/02a582c2_c832_4ce0_b13c_656b64c365ee_cdc0f12e9ee67f9c692f3a09f28d2b0d3b0c9bb0.jpeg...
05-30-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 100,080
Posted By mrv

rear hub - still looking

thanks -cheers.
05-30-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By mrv

TREK 420 1984 56cm (C-C)

Trek 420 (1984) $325 (we can negotiate on shipping if you can’t pick it up)

http://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochure1984Touring.htm...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By mrv

Michigan State Rec Area Camping

Michigan Recreation Search (http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/#map-tab)

Mostly I use state rec areas for camping. Hopefully the link shows you a map where you can filter down to just camp...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,505
Posted By mrv

i've not raced for many years, but I have to...

i've not raced for many years, but I have to think tactics / strategy /etiquette is basically the same:

is this a 30 person, single file paceline? to me that would be strange in a race. I guess...
05-21-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By mrv

.... and oil. A little bit of rain will bring the...

.... and oil. A little bit of rain will bring the oil to the surface without rinsing it away. Always the sketchiest part of a crit is a dry course that gets just a little wet....

I just picked up...
05-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

a PUCH, perhaps? My wife has a SEARS bike made in...

a PUCH, perhaps? My wife has a SEARS bike made in Austria. I assumed it's an old PUCH.
So that thingy sticking out of the IGH? Is that an oil port? I'm thinking it's not seen any oil anywhere on...
05-17-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,241
Posted By mrv

ISO vs JIS headsets. identical (i think) except...

ISO vs JIS headsets. identical (i think) except the fork crown diameter. there's like a 0.2mm on the diameter difference. i had to mill a fork last time I installed a new headset on a circa 1984...
05-10-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

yea.... i kinda maxed it out for a trial run. it...

yea.... i kinda maxed it out for a trial run. it was a couple of cm to high. and i needed a 9/16in wrench to lower it. i had only brought along a 14mm and 15mm to pull the wheels off if I got a flat....
05-09-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

The Rossstronsity

To not ruin my knees I bought a new seatpost: $19. (ever had the bike shop owner shoot you a nice low price, then you go to pick up the part, and his wife is working. and she charges you the full...
05-03-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,201
Posted By mrv

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discuss...

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1152538-converting-700c-650b.html
- if that helps.....
05-03-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,201
Posted By mrv

Trek 420

I've run 700c x 37 CONTIs in a 56cm TREK 420. The tight point is the chainstays.
I've also run a 700Cx38 in an old NISHIKI. The limit there was the brake bridge.
A great deal of the fit depends on...
05-02-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

I'll get some close up of those rear spokes -...

I'll get some close up of those rear spokes - what is the idea with those things not being straight?

I'm thinking aluminum wheels might save another 5 lbs....
Forum: Great Lakes
05-02-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By mrv

I'd recommend focusing on the Traverse City /...

I'd recommend focusing on the Traverse City / Torch Lake area. I've ridden around the thumb (I made it a 4 day thing covering 350 miles or so) and it's incredibly flat. While the views of the lakes...
05-01-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

The Rossstronsity

Got 5k in.
Seats too low.
Dropped 13 lbs off the bike removing the fenders, rack, kickstand.
And changed the seat to something from another free bike.
...
04-28-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 100,080
Posted By mrv

Caliper Brake - cruiser / BMX type

ISO a front brake for a coaster brake clunker I am working on.
Need the brake caliper and the brake lever.
thanks.
04-28-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

Ross Central Park

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“Can I be a LowSide, please?
$20 donation to the...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By mrv

are you primarily pavement touring? Then...

are you primarily pavement touring? Then probably the Marrakesh would be better.
I tour on a 26in wheel RockHopper (rim brake of course - linear pull if you care).
To date I've been on CONTI...
04-24-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By mrv

Now I'm nervous! I only rode the set I had...

Now I'm nervous! I only rode the set I had before a little bit before the whole bike got sold. I don't recall hating the SERFAS. I'm on dirt roads a lot, except for commuting, so maybe I'll post a...
04-23-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By mrv

I've been commuting / touring / dirt road coffee...

I've been commuting / touring / dirt road coffee getting on CONTI - Contact (one flavor or another) - and have been pretty happy. Flats are very rare.
I just picked up some SERFAS Drifters. I used...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,216
Posted By mrv

smugness. ...... after thinking about it some...

smugness.
...... after thinking about it some more..... smugness. I get to be smug. It's completely the wrong reason.
04-18-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By mrv

I know exactly what you mean. I did that to two...

I know exactly what you mean. I did that to two frames - a Schwinn Paramount during a criterium, the other a light weight Jamis mountain bike.

jetboy - seriously thinking about it. It's an inch...
04-17-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By mrv

It's a first world problem - up sizing my old...

It's a first world problem - up sizing my old lugged Japanese TREK frame - I like that these frames clear 37mm tires (just barely!) , 32 w/ fenders, probably.
I personally would like to have less...
04-17-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By mrv

i got additional photos. I think the turned wheel...

i got additional photos. I think the turned wheel was the reason it looked odd. the opposite side ford was visible, making the angle of the fork look wonky.
As far as the wheels go, I can't quite...
04-17-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By mrv

yea... that's why I thought I'd get a couple more...

yea... that's why I thought I'd get a couple more opinions. If I draw an imaginary line along the head tube, it looks like fork is bent back. I'll probably ask for a couple more photos.
04-17-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By mrv

TREK 400: $100 ~ Fork Bent?

thinking about getting this. I have a 420 I like, but it's a bit small. This should be a better size for me. But that fork looks off.
...
04-13-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By mrv

Mr. Stewart - as always - thanks so much for your...

Mr. Stewart - as always - thanks so much for your advice. I will follow your instructions.
The L-side ring that I removed had no flange. It was just a ring, so it went inside the shell. I got to...
04-13-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By mrv

BB-Cartridge Bearing - L-side Flange not seating

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bit of the aforementioned gap...
04-10-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,036
Posted By mrv

mostly I ride sans-chamois. if I bike to work it...

mostly I ride sans-chamois. if I bike to work it doesn't dry out in time. touring i could be in bike shorts all day, so again i don't like the clamy-chamois.

I'll usually try to dress appropriate...
04-03-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

- they shoulda given you $20 to haul it...

- they shoulda given you $20 to haul it away......
otherwise, a good start!
04-03-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,524
Posted By mrv

well I was thinking this could be my excuse to...

well I was thinking this could be my excuse to get a 3spd......
https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/d/ann-arbor-project-bikes/6823061577.html (is "free" too little to pay for the challenge...? )...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,435
Posted By mrv

A timely post! I have been searching for an...

A timely post! I have been searching for an affordable (for me) rain cape / cycling poncho. I'm still debating between the rain suit vs. poncho benefits. I've never been cycling with a poncho. It...
03-23-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By mrv

go linear pull? ...

go linear pull?
https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/motolite/
- I would swap 27in & 700c wheels on an old touring Cannondale. I was never sure if the poor brake performance was due to the...
03-22-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,720
Posted By mrv

Someone please correct me, but I think there are...

Someone please correct me, but I think there are structural issues with trying to go disc brakes on older frames - the forks are not meant for moving the braking forces to the hub; maybe similar...
Forum: Introductions
03-18-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By mrv

Yes - pacing is quite different running to...

Yes - pacing is quite different running to cycling. Cycling can be enjoyable at a talking pace. Running can be enjoyable when you stop (like hitting yourself with a hammer! .... it feels so good...
03-18-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By mrv

The Ranger has been a global vehicle for..... a...

The Ranger has been a global vehicle for..... a really long time.
The version being built & sold in the US now is from that global platform. The old Ranger was also badge-engineered for Mazda. As...
03-08-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 23,005
Posted By mrv

I've screwed up again. Apologies. Everything...

I've screwed up again. Apologies. Everything after the Tandy link was just my experience with the SA saddle I bought. Not directed at anyone in particular.
Thank you for the Gyes reference. I...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,545
Posted By mrv

I start missing my family after about 3 days. I...

I start missing my family after about 3 days. I did a 5 day solo tour as my first cyclotouring trip. Night 4 I'm a scant 75 miles from home (after a 110 mile day...). I almost called my wife to pick...
Forum: For Sale
03-07-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,477
Posted By mrv

got that one below. sorry for late reply. i am...

got that one below. sorry for late reply. i am lazy. what can i say. now back to work. no... really.
03-07-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 23,005
Posted By mrv

Tandy Leather? ...

Tandy Leather? https://www.tandyleather.com/en/category/splitters-skivers
I could use one for my S.A. NSX
I'm almost out of tension bolt as well.
And last year I had to replace the piece the bolt...
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