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08-22-19, 06:15 PM
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Posted By velojym

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Everything's on except for the FD. My clamp should be here by...
08-22-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By velojym

I was worried about the tire clearance on the...

I was worried about the tire clearance on the 2005 Trek 1200 I'm putting together. Fortunately, it handled the 28c Gatorskins just fine.
I've definitely seen some from that era the looked awful...
08-22-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

My box o' groupset from China showed up last...

My box o' groupset from China showed up last night. It was the very last package on the UPS driver's truck. :)

As I had the day off, I went ahead and started putting the Trek together today....
08-20-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

My wife is gonna regret getting the house with a...

My wife is gonna regret getting the house with a big basement. :)

Nice Dale!

I'm poking around g-maps, looking for a route I can manage from the house. This was especially a problem over a...
Forum: Introductions
08-19-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By velojym

I'm originally from Clovis. Welcome!

I'm originally from Clovis. Welcome!
08-19-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

Though the Montague's old narrow flat bar worked...

Though the Montague's old narrow flat bar worked fine on the Dale, I got bored today and swapped the trekking bar back on... now with the longer stem.
Looks a lot better now, especially with the...
08-19-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,687
Posted By velojym

They do look nice. Ours has Deore cranks. Good...

They do look nice. Ours has Deore cranks. Good stuff, but not a lot of 'classic pretty' looks.
08-18-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24,536
Views: 2,301,603
Posted By velojym

Normal Sunday Birmingham ride, though a little...

Normal Sunday Birmingham ride, though a little shorter, as some of the riders are leaving town. I added a few miles before packing it up.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2630052326
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08-17-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,896
Posted By velojym

I have 23/25 tires sitting in the basement right...

I have 23/25 tires sitting in the basement right now, and 28c Gatorskins on the Trek I'm putting together. Toying with the idea of putting the former on that bike just to try 'em out.

Or... as...
08-17-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,687
Posted By velojym

Well, after talking with Jack at the central AL...

Well, after talking with Jack at the central AL tandem shop, I'm informed that the front rim is probably ok. The stock rims that came with this bike were a little concave from the factory.
I'll...
08-16-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,687
Posted By velojym

Speaking of color... the back half of the bike is...

Speaking of color... the back half of the bike is scratched and chipped up a bit, spd cleats can be murder on paint. Need to find some touch up paint in this color. I can't justify the budget for a...
08-15-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

The fork came with the bike originally. While the...

The fork came with the bike originally. While the saddle is merely there as a 'placeholder' for now, I do have some bar tape that might go well with it. I like a little brown here and there.
But,...
08-15-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

I have a nice Bontrager seatpost that's the right...

I have a nice Bontrager seatpost that's the right size, in black...

What say you folks? Should I keep it mostly silver back there?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 214,937
Posted By velojym

Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this...

Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this weekend. :)
While sorting through over a decade's accumulation of bike parts and gear, I ran across my never-used Thudbuster seatpost... it was the...
08-14-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,039
Posted By velojym

Jake the Snake! While it may not be vintage to...

Jake the Snake! While it may not be vintage to this crowd, I've been complimented on my 'classic' ride....
08-14-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24,536
Views: 2,301,603
Posted By velojym

No, but I got about 5.4 miles of hiking in :)...

No, but I got about 5.4 miles of hiking in :) Mixing that with my riding for bone density and to keep things hoppin'.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By velojym

I'm gonna be between 400-500 bucks in to this...

I'm gonna be between 400-500 bucks in to this bike when all's said and done. Not a screamin' deal, but works well enough for my needs.

Getting it together as I gather bits and pieces. Just...
08-14-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

Trek is starting to resemble a real bike... Just...

Trek is starting to resemble a real bike... Just got the wheels and bar/stem in today. Some Gatorskins I had waiting downstairs seem to fit fine (brakes are supposed to handle 28c fine, too)....
08-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

It was boneheaded, but the reason for my seatpost...

It was boneheaded, but the reason for my seatpost slippage was my use of a QR bolt, and a collar that wasn't designed for it. Ah well. All sorted out now.
I'll be marking the seatpost with a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By velojym

Not looking. Already got. It's a 63

Not looking. Already got. It's a 63
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By velojym

If only they had one in my size. :)

If only they had one in my size. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By velojym

Bout a hundred. So, not a *screaming* deal, but...

Bout a hundred. So, not a *screaming* deal, but still ok for me. Fortunately, though the GCN guys had different ideas, I'm not after a "super" bike, just a good solid mount for club and event rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By velojym

I enjoyed that GCN video as well, and the timing...

I enjoyed that GCN video as well, and the timing was pretty good, as I'd just won a 2005 1200 frame on the bay.
I'm mounting Deda stem/bar, and bought a Tiagra groupset on alibaba for just over 200...
08-12-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 781
Posted By velojym

While not very vintage, I'm building up a 2005...

While not very vintage, I'm building up a 2005 Trek 1200 frame I lowballed on the Bay, with scrounged parts and a groupset from a-baba.

More in line with this part of the forum, I've managed to...
08-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

I am taking that tack, to whatever extent I'm...

I am taking that tack, to whatever extent I'm able (I'm not real social), and she seems interested. So, I'll see how that works out. In the meantime she's out of town for a conference.

My "new"...
08-12-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

I think they've accepted it. However, with one of...

I think they've accepted it. However, with one of us (me) gaining fitness and looking/feeling a lot better, I think it can be taken as a sort of threat to the other spouse's sense of security. I've...
08-11-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

I'm going with Tiagra for this one, and I'm in...

I'm going with Tiagra for this one, and I'm in full agreement with the last post.
Jake came with 105, and I loved it. ST-5500, so a few generations back now, which has a lot to do with why my new...
08-11-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 170,100
Posted By velojym

That is a purty color.

That is a purty color.
08-11-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By velojym

I haven't ridden with any dogs, but at times when...

I haven't ridden with any dogs, but at times when I've hiked and done some backcountry running, the two that stand out the most are: Spock, a Border Collie... and Lucy, a German Shorthaired Pointer....
08-11-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

N+1 As I'm getting to the point where I...

N+1

As I'm getting to the point where I want to join some more 'serious' rides, and the fact that I don't have a 'proper' road bike, I just lowballed a bid on the Bay for a Trek frameset.
It's...
08-11-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 170,100
Posted By velojym

Got a ride in with what I think might be my final...

Got a ride in with what I think might be my final arrangement, and it is good. Only thing I need to address is a new seatpost clamp. I'm gonna take off the QR one and
replace it with a bolt model....
08-11-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

Downtown ride today, 20.5 miles. I'm starting to...

Downtown ride today, 20.5 miles. I'm starting to think I need to hook up with one of the local clubs and try some more 'traditional' club rides now. I enjoy most aspects of the social rides, but now...
08-09-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By velojym

If it were only a couple mm, I wouldn't sweat it...

If it were only a couple mm, I wouldn't sweat it too much, but I think when it gets that far, I'd want to have some properly sized tubes on hand.
I have heard of folks using undersized tubes to...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,158
Posted By velojym

While I enjoy my dSLRs, I do still enjoy messing...

While I enjoy my dSLRs, I do still enjoy messing around with my old film cameras. My little Canonet would be awesome for L'Eroica or retro ride use, though some companies do offer some lovely retro...
08-08-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

I had the slicks back on the Montague for my last...

I had the slicks back on the Montague for my last trip back to NM, but when I installed the new stem and handlebar, I put the Honey Badgers back on.
As my wife and I may be checking out a local...
08-05-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,495
Posted By velojym

I guess, even if all else were accurate, it'd be...

I guess, even if all else were accurate, it'd be easy to tick off a bunch of miles on a trainer in an air conditioned room, fan directed at the rider, maybe a movie playing on the big screen.
...
08-04-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

Huge difference with the extra leverage. In fact,...

Huge difference with the extra leverage. In fact, too much for that bike's job, so I moved it to the Paratrooper, which is going to see me through some light trails for a bit. The narrower bars from...
08-03-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

Saturday Stroll today, in Birmingham. About 26...

Saturday Stroll today, in Birmingham. About 26 miles, and I was glad to have the Chukkers on Jake. In a group and riding close, with mixed bikes, often a MTB rider will just roll over a hole or other...
08-02-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,084
Posted By velojym

I would suggest you just go with what works. ...

I would suggest you just go with what works.

I'm a clyde (even when very lean), and was having spoke issues with my CX bike from early on. After the guys at Chainwheel re-laced the wheel with DB...
08-02-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,495
Posted By velojym

I would take a more optimistic stance on this,...

I would take a more optimistic stance on this, but my recent visit to family in NM has me shaking my head. They're firmly planted in the living room, watching TV, and occasionally either getting up...
08-02-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,868
Posted By velojym

Some of these folks pedaling along without a care...

Some of these folks pedaling along without a care in the world, earbuds firmly planted... (*sigh*... I don't mean the earbuds are a "cause", just a common example of a distraction) don't seem to be...
08-02-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,292
Posted By velojym

Though I'm still getting my bikes sorted out...

Though I'm still getting my bikes sorted out mechanically, and I had a lot of travel in the first part of the month, I let the Trek challenge on Strava push me over a hundred miles in July. This...
08-01-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

https://www.strava.com/athletes/13044559

https://www.strava.com/athletes/13044559
08-01-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,249
Posted By velojym

Jake and I rode over the 100 mile mark for the...

Jake and I rode over the 100 mile mark for the Trek Century challenge on Strava. I hesitate to call it a real century, as it's not all in one day (or doesn't *have* to be), but where I am now, it was...
08-01-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,495
Posted By velojym

Yeah, I was out of town for a good chunk of the...

Yeah, I was out of town for a good chunk of the month, and had to fit most of it in the last few days. Also trying to build a base again, so maybe pushed a little, but hey... I'm gettin' a t-shirt! :D
07-31-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,495
Posted By velojym

It's amazing the power of a spouse's casual...

It's amazing the power of a spouse's casual acceptance. As I took my daughter to to doc this morning, and stayed home with her after, rather than ride, after supper my wife asked me whether I'd be...
07-31-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,265
Posted By velojym

My Cannondale makes a great hybrid, though I'll...

My Cannondale makes a great hybrid, though I'll reserve a set of knobbies to to try it out on a trail sometime. I took it to a nearby cutoff where I've been doing laps to build base miles, and it...
07-31-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,495
Posted By velojym

I may miss out on that t-shirt this time around....

I may miss out on that t-shirt this time around. Woke up this morning to find my daughter wasn't feeling well, so I'm gonna skip the ride to keep an eye on her, take her to the doc if needed.
If I...
07-30-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,495
Posted By velojym

Just under 16 miles left. There's supposed to be...

Just under 16 miles left. There's supposed to be a group ride tomorrow that'll take up most of that, if not I'll just hit the cutoff lap I've been using lately and knock it out.

I may actually be...
07-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By velojym

The cables were one of the first things I...

The cables were one of the first things I replaced. The problem is old grease in the mechanism, but that's gonna sit on the bench for a while as I have the new Sora brifters mounted, and as of this...
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