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03-07-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By gorillimo

I like fenders on utilitarian bikes. Not much...

I like fenders on utilitarian bikes. Not much chance of rain here, but it just defines the bike!...
03-07-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 40,859
Posted By gorillimo

Love my modded Rockhopper! Great exploring bike. ...

Love my modded Rockhopper! Great exploring bike.
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01-25-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,583
Posted By gorillimo

Took a couple tries at stems. Good thing Iíve got...

Took a couple tries at stems. Good thing Iíve got a friendly co-op in town!
Super good for me now....
01-20-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,583
Posted By gorillimo

I have a 3 Level cervical fusion. Before it, pain...

I have a 3 Level cervical fusion. Before it, pain caused me to ride upright. Now, my neck doesnít work with drops. Really liking my Surly Cross Check. Comfortable bars, 42c tires run softly. Go...
01-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By gorillimo

im really good with my swept bars and grips. ...

im really good with my swept bars and grips.
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12-26-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,889
Posted By gorillimo

I have 3 levels fused in my neck. It doesn’t like...

I have 3 levels fused in my neck. It doesn’t like the tilt to look up from drop bars. I was riding a modded Rockhopper. Was about to hit the button on a demo Rivendell, when a Surly Cross Check came...
12-20-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,640
Posted By gorillimo

Hi. Got them on Amazon. Noirette Plus. Pretty...

Hi. Got them on Amazon. Noirette Plus. Pretty reasonable, too. $39.00, or so. Very versatile and comfortable. I've got at least three usable positions on them.
...
12-09-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,283
Posted By gorillimo

I really like the bars I got off Amazon. Noirette...

I really like the bars I got off Amazon. Noirette plus. Not quite mustache bars, very versatile and comfortable.$39.00...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By gorillimo

Exactly my plan.

Exactly my plan.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By gorillimo

They raised the price to $425 by the time I got...

They raised the price to $425 by the time I got there. Rougher then the pic looked. That's normal. Needed lots of restore. Painted seatpost, badly rusted headset, skewers etc. Short, corroded stem....
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By gorillimo

Bridgestone XO-2?

Local co-op got an XO-2 in my size. $300.00 Thinking it might be fun to have one of the original gravel bikes. Iíve got a Cross Check, but itís set up street biased. Iíd set the XO up with bigger...
12-03-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,786
Posted By gorillimo

My Rockhopper has become a great all arounder....

My Rockhopper has become a great all arounder. Have a lot of fun running it around. ...
12-02-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,640
Posted By gorillimo

Surly Cross Check. I'm really liking it. ...

Surly Cross Check. I'm really liking it. Comfortable, versatile. A keeper.
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11-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,640
Posted By gorillimo

42 Conti Speedrides. Roll well,handle our local...

42 Conti Speedrides. Roll well,handle our local hardtrack well. Like!...
11-10-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By gorillimo

itís a great general purpose setup! Gotten to...

itís a great general purpose setup! Gotten to really appreciate all arounder bikes. Lighter build then most hybrids. Still enough for trail riding. Better on the roads. Comfortable position. Iím not...
11-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By gorillimo

Missed it. Got in from work, called. He was just...

Missed it. Got in from work, called. He was just deleting the ad. Oh well. Probably saved me a lot of work.....
I restore vintage drums, have plenty of projects to finish now.
11-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By gorillimo

Thought about trying a pipe inside to pop it out...

Thought about trying a pipe inside to pop it out . Then After thinking about it, wondering what effect that much of a kink would have in frame alignment. Going to go get a look at it this evening,...
11-10-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By gorillimo

Seat tube dent- A really worry?531C

Hi all. A Trek 620 is on our local CL. Looks decent. It'd be pretty cool to have. 531 CS Reynolds.Classic lugged, MUSA, hand made frame. Cheap. $150 obo. *But*, it has a dent in the seat tube....
10-25-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,949
Posted By gorillimo

Iíve been good with these. Noirette plus, from...

Iíve been good with these. Noirette plus, from Amazon. Multiple hand positions. Comfortable angles. Weíre all different, ymmv. ...
10-23-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,290
Posted By gorillimo

Yes, it makes me ride to what it suits it. Iím OK...

Yes, it makes me ride to what it suits it. Iím OK with that. The trail in the pic is my favorite ride. It does well on it. Canít keep up with the local club racing pack on the road either!
10-22-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,290
Posted By gorillimo

Donít have to, I choose to.! Devotee of the Grant...

Donít have to, I choose to.! Devotee of the Grant Peterson ďjust rideĒ philosophy. Sold my Klein road and FSR mt bikes.
Use this for everything. Itís a bike, ride it!
Replies: 24
Views: 3,044
Posted By gorillimo

I was about to hit the button on a demo Riv Clem....

I was about to hit the button on a demo Riv Clem. A super low mileage Cross Check came up local. Very similar, 1/3 the money. A year later, still very satisfied with the bike....
10-22-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By gorillimo

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Upright bars with more pullback will get you there....
10-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,290
Posted By gorillimo

My only bike. I ride it everywhere. ...

My only bike. I ride it everywhere.
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10-21-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,899
Posted By gorillimo

I used a gauge when I first mounted the tires...

I used a gauge when I first mounted the tires Since then, go by feel. Running Conti Speed Rides. 42cm....
10-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,899
Posted By gorillimo

The bars are Noirette plus, from Amazon. Pretty...

The bars are Noirette plus, from Amazon.
Pretty funny. The bike previous to this was a modded Rockhopper!...
10-19-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,899
Posted By gorillimo

Id been leaning towards more versatile bikes. A...

Id been leaning towards more versatile bikes. A Grant Peterson fanboy. Was about to hit the button on a demo Riv. The next day the CC came up local. Very similar, but 1/3 the price. Goes anywhere,...
10-19-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,899
Posted By gorillimo

This one *is* my only bike.....

This one *is* my only bike.....
10-18-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,899
Posted By gorillimo

Ridden Colnago on sew ups. Everything in between....

Ridden Colnago on sew ups. Everything in between. Currently on a Cross Check with 42c Conti Speedrides. Rolls as well as anything Iíve had, and rides incredibly well. I run them a little soft. Just...
10-13-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,968
Posted By gorillimo

My previous touring bike was a Ď73 Paramount....

My previous touring bike was a Ď73 Paramount. Loved it, but I have to say my current Surly Cross Check is every bit as good, maybe better.And cost about a third of what another Parameter would cost...
10-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By gorillimo

Hi. I got them off Amazon. Noirette plus...

Hi. I got them off Amazon. Noirette plus handlebars.
And, ya know. The Lemond sizing method probably will get you in the ballpark. My Cross Check is the best fitting bike I think Iíve owned. His...
10-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By gorillimo

It was about a 52. Iíll try to go by there on...

It was about a 52. Iíll try to go by there on the way home from work tomorrow.
10-11-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By gorillimo

I think youíre gonna like them. They roll well,...

I think youíre gonna like them. They roll well, and ride very nicely. And this is from a guy who raced a Colnago on sew ups!
10-11-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By gorillimo

Think they were from Jensen. Not positive, tho. ...

Think they were from Jensen. Not positive, tho.
Think Iíll just stay the course on the CC. It was a good thought, but pretty much the same. Our local co-op just took ina very nice Fuso. Good think...
10-10-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By gorillimo

Trek 520 vs Cross Check

Thereís a later, rig welded Trek 520 on our local CL. After all the hype, it sounds interesting. Get looking up and comparing it to my current Cross Check, not sure that thereís any improvement.Both...
10-07-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,181
Posted By gorillimo

Thereís a newer, non lugged 520 Iíve been eyeing...

Thereís a newer, non lugged 520 Iíve been eyeing on my local CL. Not Nearly as pretty!
10-06-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By gorillimo

Yes. Thereís multiple hand positions on the bar....

Yes. Thereís multiple hand positions on the bar. Very useable. It had Relatively straight mountain bike risers on it when I got it. Was pretty uncomfortable....
10-05-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By gorillimo

Surly Cross Check!! Does about anything. One of...

Surly Cross Check!!
Does about anything. One of the few bikes you can buy that youíll never regret having bought.........
10-05-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,134
Posted By gorillimo

I ruptured an Achilles tendon. When they cut the...

I ruptured an Achilles tendon. When they cut the cast off, the orthopod told me to write writeI ruptured an Achilles tendon. When they cut the cast off, the orthopod told me to write a bike for...
10-04-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,763
Posted By gorillimo

Iím 66. Old neck fracture has me with a 3 level...

Iím 66. Old neck fracture has me with a 3 level cervical fusion. Using a Rivendell inspired setup. Iím good with it. Enjoying the non competitive ride.. ...
08-30-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,200
Posted By gorillimo

I play ukulele. Play drums. Ride motorcycles....

I play ukulele. Play drums. Ride motorcycles. Photography. Do dog rescue. Plenty enough!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 366,319
Posted By gorillimo

Todayís ride. Avila Beach, California Coffee...

Todayís ride. Avila Beach, California
Coffee stop for double espresso....
08-04-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By gorillimo

Do what you need to do to be able to ride. I had...

Do what you need to do to be able to ride. I had an accident which caused a three level neck fusion. Canít make the bend to handle drop bars anymore. Going to a touring tbike. And you know, Iím...
08-04-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By gorillimo

Looks great! Most trekking bars donít look very...

Looks great! Most trekking bars donít look very wide. They are meant to be real world usable, should be no problem in traffic.Iíve been using just these swept back and are great for cutting through...
07-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 792
Posted By gorillimo

I find I really need a setback post with my...

I find I really need a setback post with my current bike and B17. With that, itís great!...
06-10-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,819
Posted By gorillimo

I thought that too. But, theyíre just fine. I...

I thought that too. But, theyíre just fine. I actually find myself cleaning sections I couldnít on my Specialized FSR!...
06-10-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,819
Posted By gorillimo

This! Iíve got these on my Cross Check and have...

This! Iíve got these on my Cross Check and have been very good with them.multiple useful positions on them....
06-02-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By gorillimo

I was about to hit the button on a demo Clem. Had...

I was about to hit the button on a demo Clem. Had a great deal on a super clean Cross Check turn up. Very similar bikes. I'm really good with it. Changed the bars, added Brooks saddle, Carridice bag....
05-31-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,734
Posted By gorillimo

Pretty much for me. Actually having fun riding,...

Pretty much for me. Actually having fun riding, poking around. No ďtraining goalsĒ, no performance anxiety. A neck fracture caused fusion with plate,screws and bone grafting. Sold the Colnago and...
05-30-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By gorillimo

Two knees replaced here. Riding is a part of PT...

Two knees replaced here. Riding is a part of PT and is great rehab. Start on a stationary to build up strength and balance.
I work in surgery. We do tons of joints. I quit mt bikes. Risk is just too...
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