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10-02-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,502
Posted By italcyclist

A suspension fork can help some riders:

Some of us like suspension forks. Several years ago I swapped my Suntour fork for a rigid fork (a Nashbar suspension - corrected 26"rigid fork) on my 2006 Giant Yukon HT, and began my adventure into...
05-05-19, 10:02 AM
Forum: Commuting
12-04-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By italcyclist

Need information regarding good tire for on - road and off - road commuting.

I am looking for any information regarding a good, and efficient, 26 - inch MTB tire that can handle both on - road and off - road commuting. This question is result of an epiphany I had while test...
Forum: Touring
07-10-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By italcyclist

Touring in Texas:

Has anyone ever ridden from north Texas to the New Braunfels area in the Texas Hill Country?
I am looking for a good route to the above-mentioned area. Id like to avoid road that are paved with...
Forum: Texas
06-03-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,519
Posted By italcyclist

Crushed limestone on the Trinity Trail:

I've ridden the crushed limestone (I believe it's crushed limestone) on the Trinity Trail bike path in Fort Worth. It is easy, and one should not be apprehensive about riding the Rails - to - Trails...
Forum: Texas
05-29-18, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By italcyclist

Ergon grips:

Is anyone in the DFW area selling their Ergon grips?
In good condition; I'd like to purchase them.
Robert D.
Forum: Texas
05-29-18, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By italcyclist

The DFW Bicycle Superhighway:

Does anyone in the DFW area who is familiar with this infrastructure know the current status of the project?
Thank you
Forum: Texas
05-29-18, 03:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 603
Posted By italcyclist

From Fort Worth to Mineral Wells, Tx:

I'm thinking about riding from Fort Worth to Mineral Wells with the goal of riding through the town of Cool, Texas. Has anyone in the DFW area ridden the same route? Is there a route I can take that...
01-02-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,065
Posted By italcyclist

64-year -old bicycle commuter in near sub zero weather. I good idea?

I am a 64 - year - old bicycle commuter, and the current winter weather (the current 2018 winter weather) is making me wonder if bicycle commuter is a good idea.
I follow all the appropriate...
07-06-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,573
Posted By italcyclist

Question regarding the Maruishi RX - 4 Sport road...

Question regarding the Maruishi RX - 4 Sport road bicycle:
I have a Maruishi RX - 4 Sport road bicycle, and I am pondering the idea of touring with my Maruishi RX - 4 Sport road bicycle, or my...
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By italcyclist

A Cantor: I didn't realize that touring can be...

A Cantor:
I didn't realize that touring can be so reasonable when camping and cooking. I know I have to stay in a hotel/motel at least one day a week, but camping is the most appropriate, and...
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By italcyclist

I agree on good wheels, especially the rear...

I agree on good wheels, especially the rear wheel. Though the wheels I'll be using will be 26" wheels a good set of wheels is pretty much commonsense. Thank you for your input.
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By italcyclist

Hello, JPutnam: I received your message, and...

Hello, JPutnam:
I received your message, and appreciate the insight. Regarding wheels I bought a set off of Amazon, and I was told the single wall wheel wouldn't hold up to long distance touring. I...
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By italcyclist

How much should I save for my first, loaded bicycle tour:

Good day:
I am looking at striking out on my first long - distance bicycle touring. I'll be travelling from Texas to, either, California or New Jersey. While figures can fluctuate significantly, I...
Forum: Touring
07-01-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,073
Posted By italcyclist

Long distance bicycle touring and money:

I am writing to inquire about the monetary cost of long - distance bicycle touring. I am considering riding my vintage steel frame, 25 inch, Univega mountain bike from Texas to California or to...
02-08-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By italcyclist

I have to wait until my daughter lets me use her...

I have to wait until my daughter lets me use her digital camera. Mine is broken.
02-08-12, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By italcyclist

If I understand you correctly, Auchencrow, you...

If I understand you correctly, Auchencrow, you prefer 27" wheels. The wheels on my Maruishi are 36 spoke wheels. I find them getting harder to find as more 32 spoke rims seem to be all over.
02-08-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By italcyclist

Restoring an old Maruishi road bicycle.

To all Bike Forum members:
I am thinking about upgrading an old Maruishi RX-4 Sport road bicycle with some 700c wheels. It is currently equipped with 36 - spoke, 27" wheels. Is this a wise thing to...
01-22-12, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By italcyclist

By gosh, after reading these posts I want (more...

By gosh, after reading these posts I want (more than ever) to move to California. I now live in Texas (not a great place to live), and being a native of New Jersey I believe that California is the...
12-27-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By italcyclist

Rivendell sells a steel stem riser (that can...

Rivendell sells a steel stem riser (that can raise the height of the handlebar stem to a point where a tall person can ride a smaller frame. I have one. When installed it looks kinda dorky but it...
12-27-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By italcyclist

This is my Mikkelsen (some of you have seen it...

This is my Mikkelsen (some of you have seen it before). It was my first vintage bike and the one I have spent the most time and money on. In the end, it was a great experience but the bike is just...
12-26-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By italcyclist

Your 62cm Mikkelsen

[QUOTE=toosahn;13613050]I read your initial post regarding the bicycle's frame size (62cm), and you said that the frame size is too small. I once had a vintage Team Fuji that was too small. I didn't...
12-19-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By italcyclist

It is Campagnolo equipped. Super Record? If so,...

It is Campagnolo equipped. Super Record? If so, KEEP IT!
12-19-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By italcyclist

While looking through Bike Forums (before I have...

While looking through Bike Forums (before I have to go to work) I saw your Mikkelsen bicycle. To answer your question, I'd keep it. I don't know your income, but many bike enthusiasts would love to...
11-28-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,573
Posted By italcyclist

My Marusihi RX - 7 Sport bicycle.

It is a nice bicycle, and it makes a great commuter. I've been considering upgrading it with 700c wheels. However, there are bike shops that still sell 27 - inch wheels. I continue to ponder this...
11-24-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 59,534
Posted By italcyclist

I just started reading this website, and I think...

I just started reading this website, and I think the concept of bike collectives is a great concept that should occur in all major American cities. I live in the DFW area, and a friend, bike wrench...
11-24-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,573
Posted By italcyclist

Opinions regarding the Maruishi RX - 4 Sport bicycle

Good day, all:
Does anyone in Bike Forums have any good information the quality, status, etc., of the Maruishi RX - 4 Sport bicycle?
Forum: Touring
11-22-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By italcyclist

Machka: My vintage Japanese road bicycle is a...

Machka:
My vintage Japanese road bicycle is a Maruishi RX-7 Sport. My commuter is a GT Transeo which my friend, bicycle wrench and former bicycle shop owner Mike said will make a dandy touring...
Forum: Touring
11-22-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By italcyclist

Touring on a vintage Japanese road bicycle.

My vintage road bicycle is a Maruishi RX - 7 Sport.
Forum: Touring
11-22-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By italcyclist

Cross country touring on a vintage Japanese sport touring bicycle.

Good day, everyone:
I am considering riding from Texas to California on my vintage,
chromoly steel - frame sport touring bicycle. It has a lugged frame and it is in very good condition minus a few...
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