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Forum: Foo
10-21-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By riverdrifter

Warm, lightweight, compressible (eh, that's...

Warm, lightweight, compressible (eh, that's debatable), generally very "comfy" feeling. No different than any other down in a rainstorm. Maybe a little useful in a light sprinkle of rain, but only if...
10-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,042
Posted By riverdrifter

I recommend the Cygolite Metro 850. That's what...

I recommend the Cygolite Metro 850. That's what I'm using, it's plenty bright, and pretty affordable too.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By riverdrifter

Anyone commuting with a rear rack mounted basket?

I mounted a Wald 137 basket on my rear rack thinking it would work for a short (about 2 miles each way) daily commute. I don't like the way it handles though. I'm considering ditching the basket and...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By riverdrifter

Yes, discredit would have been a better choice of...

Yes, discredit would have been a better choice of words.
10-19-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks. It looks super clean and they are only...

Thanks. It looks super clean and they are only asking $100, but yeah, it sounds like it would be too big for me.
10-18-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By riverdrifter

Trek FX series hybrids, how's the fit?

I'm looking for a bike to set up for winter with fenders and wider tires. I found a 2016 FX7.1 in great shape, but it's a drive for me to go check it out, and it's a 22.5". I'm 5'9", just way too...
10-18-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm not sure about the Planet Bike Superflash,...

I'm not sure about the Planet Bike Superflash, but I have that exact Bontrager rack, with that same mount, and have the Planet Bike Grateful Red taillight mounted on it. It all works perfect.
10-18-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,346
Posted By riverdrifter

For my midwest winter commutes I wear...

For my midwest winter commutes I wear high-quality, mountaineering gear. All Gore-Tex, with merino wool base layers, including socks. I wear lightly insulated and waterproof Merrell boots. On my...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By riverdrifter

Whole thing is completely ridiculous right from...

Whole thing is completely ridiculous right from the beginning. The worst part though, is the paper publishing the stupid story to defame some regular dude just trying to do a good thing. What are the...
10-18-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By riverdrifter

The Swiss Biophysicist and Nobel laureate Jacques...

The Swiss Biophysicist and Nobel laureate Jacques Dubochet had been cycling to his lab at Lausanne university for the last 30 years. When they asked him he wanted from them for winning the Nobel...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks guys! Lots to think about. :)

Thanks guys! Lots to think about. :)
10-17-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks guys! Yep, I did not know if it was a...

Thanks guys! Yep, I did not know if it was a simple switch or not, sounds like it isn't.
10-16-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By riverdrifter

Looks really cool! Congratulations! I've got a...

Looks really cool! Congratulations! I've got a 2012 Jamis Satellite Sport and I love it!
10-16-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By riverdrifter

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His...

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His University asked him what he would like from them. His reply was, "A place to park my bike."
10-16-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By riverdrifter

Swap QR axle for solid, for security purposes?

Okay so I'm starting a commute in a city and I have quick releases on both front and back wheels. I ordered a Kryptonite Kryptolock Series 2 Mini-7 U-Lock and Quickboltz skewer combo. What they sent...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By riverdrifter

Small town commuter to City, winter specific.

I've commuted through many midwest winters, albeit always in a small farming town. I've rode through snow and ice, bundled in full mountaineering gear. It's rare to see even one other vehicle on the...
10-15-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By riverdrifter

That's good to hear. Thanks!

That's good to hear. Thanks!
10-15-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By riverdrifter

Remove the trailer wheel and lock it (the wheel)...

Remove the trailer wheel and lock it (the wheel) to the frame with the u-lock? I had not considered that. That might be a great idea! Thanks!
10-13-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks! That's the conclusion I came too also. I...

Thanks! That's the conclusion I came too also. I ordered a 15 ft cable to loop through the trailer and attach to my u-lock. Hopefully it will be just enough to give off a "not worth the effort" vibe.
10-12-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By riverdrifter

Oh man, that totally nails it, and me, and my...

Oh man, that totally nails it, and me, and my generation!
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 24,574
Posted By riverdrifter

45 Grave - Partytime (Return Of The Living Dead...

45 Grave - Partytime (Return Of The Living Dead soundtrack)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwtsFHZGeA
10-09-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By riverdrifter

Locking up a Burly child trailer?

I have a question for those of you who live in urban areas and regularly pull a trailer, either for kids or groceries. Do you lock it, and how do you lock it? When you go to the grocery store, or the...
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 24,574
Posted By riverdrifter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrbTkNwbUz8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrbTkNwbUz8
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 24,574
Posted By riverdrifter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmelTlEzI34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmelTlEzI34
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 24,574
Posted By riverdrifter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu3TcSPK08E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu3TcSPK08E
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 24,574
Posted By riverdrifter

Love The Cramps! This takes me back to a time of...

Love The Cramps! This takes me back to a time of my life that was 100% Cramps 100% of the time.
09-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By riverdrifter

I know right?! It was an hour and a half drive...

I know right?! It was an hour and a half drive though, and I'm just not that familiar with Schwinn, that's my excuse. Now I know!
09-12-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By riverdrifter

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/12047055...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1204705549708348/

Here's one listed in excellent condition in Kansas for $350.
09-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By riverdrifter

Total bummer! Guess I should've jumped fast. It...

Total bummer! Guess I should've jumped fast. It sold for $20! :(
09-12-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks for the input guys. I didn't make it there...

Thanks for the input guys. I didn't make it there in time last night and someone else grabbed it!
09-11-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By riverdrifter

The rim. ...

The rim.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x960/schwinn_high_sierra_3_a44ad3e0c4b1de7fd88821df9a6795d1688fba03.jpg
09-11-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks for the info! Can you tell from that...

Thanks for the info! Can you tell from that headtube photo, what size it is? It looks to me like it must be pretty small. Like everything in my part of the country, it's an hour drive or more to...
09-11-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By riverdrifter

Schwinn High Sierra?

I'm looking to build up a winter bike and came across this one. I'm not sure what the different years offered, but is this one worth spending the time and money to refurb? What size does it appear to...
09-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,196
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks that would be great! I'll PM you.

Thanks that would be great! I'll PM you.
09-10-19, 12:56 PM
09-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,196
Posted By riverdrifter

Both bikes have 170 mm cranks. I might be able to...

Both bikes have 170 mm cranks. I might be able to slide the saddle on the Trek back maybe another 2 mm, if that. It's back about as far as it can go.
09-10-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,196
Posted By riverdrifter

If I do this... Measure from the floor to the...

If I do this...
Measure from the floor to the top of the saddle and call the value "A". Then measure from the floor to the top of the bars and call the value "B". Value A minus value B =...
09-10-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,196
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok thanks! I'm not sure what the 2nd two...

Ok thanks! I'm not sure what the 2nd two measurements are. Can you explain that to me?

The 1st I measured center of pedal spindle at bottom of stroke to top of saddle. 34" on the Trek, 34.5" on...
09-10-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,196
Posted By riverdrifter

I hate to admit it, but after riding this bike...

I hate to admit it, but after riding this bike for awhile, I think it's too small for me. I've got the stem and seatpost at max height and I still can't quite get the extension I need.

My other...
09-10-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By riverdrifter

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area - Kearney,...

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area - Kearney, Nebraska

https://nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/fort-kearny-sra/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NE&parkId=230098
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,477
Posted By riverdrifter

From my experience most lettuce varieties are not...

From my experience most lettuce varieties are not very heat tolerant and don't deal well with lots of direct sunlight. Even the varieties that claim different.
09-09-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By riverdrifter

I've used it for years on a royalex canoe. It's...

I've used it for years on a royalex canoe. It's good stuff for sure!
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,477
Posted By riverdrifter

Tomatoes and peppers.

Tomatoes and peppers.
09-09-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By riverdrifter

Sign at campground says... "If you need a bike take one..."

I was enjoying an electronics-free camping weekend with my family, hence no photos. Sorry! Anyway as we approached the campground host campsite I saw literally 100 or more bicycles in every shape and...
09-06-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,449
Posted By riverdrifter

Hey guys, I don't mean to hijack this thread......

Hey guys, I don't mean to hijack this thread... but I was just wondering if someone familiar with Peoria could private message me about some of the different neighborhoods there? Thanks so much!
09-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,999
Posted By riverdrifter

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let...

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let facts get in the way of your opinion. You can most certainly buy a hardtail MTB for under $500 that will be reliable, trouble-free, and enjoyable for...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,680
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and fit comfortably in...

I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and fit comfortably in the backseat. I never sat back there with another adult. Our kids were little then, so I'm not real sure on sizing. I know you can fit 2 child seats...
09-04-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,999
Posted By riverdrifter

All Shimano components are good quality, even the...

All Shimano components are good quality, even the entry level stuff. They are designed to be rugged and reliable. When you move up to the higher level spec you will get smoother shifting and lighter...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,680
Posted By riverdrifter

Hey I know this isn't directly related, but I...

Hey I know this isn't directly related, but I owned a 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI and it was probably the best car I've ever owned. Rock solid reliable, fun to drive, and awesome mileage. I would've...
09-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,999
Posted By riverdrifter

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child...

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child trailer and do some occasional, recreational trail riding. He is not looking for a $1,000 trail rig.

Let's not try to convince him that it's not worth...
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