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04-13-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,456
Posted By fishboat

And another poster gets added tot he ignore...

And another poster gets added tot he ignore list..coy..cute..not so much. If you're going to ask people for help, don't disrespect them with this nonsense.

Koyote ..the ignore list make BF a...
04-13-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By fishboat

You may want to have this thread transferred to...

You may want to have this thread transferred to the Touring forum.

Click on the red button below your username in your thread and ask the mods to move it.

Also..you may want to followup with...
04-10-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 908
Posted By fishboat

Looks like the OP/friend dun good..nice bike for...

Looks like the OP/friend dun good..nice bike for $400.

One suggestion if/when you're looking in the future..don't hobble yourself by looking in "DC area only". If you're looking for the right...
04-04-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 506
Posted By fishboat

OP..the way you're presenting this you seem to...

OP..the way you're presenting this you seem to assume that all frames and components over the last 30 years are readily interchangable...they're not...at all. With the info you've presented so far,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By fishboat

The Hiawatha train is the (or one of) the...

The Hiawatha train is the (or one of) the Chicago-(Sturtevant)-Milwaukee commuter lines. It runs quite often, but no idea if it allows bikes. If it allows bikes..and you can get off at Sturtevant,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By fishboat

I've not dealt with a bike in Chicago/Union...

I've not dealt with a bike in Chicago/Union Station, but I've taken the Hiawatha (Milw-Chicago commuter) many times. I think 30 minutes is cutting things perhaps optimistically tight. Amtrak...
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By fishboat

If it's dark blue it's a 2001, if silver it's a...

If it's dark blue it's a 2001, if silver it's a 2002.

2003 was a black bike with 520 tubing. 2004 was blue with white decals and aluminum tubing.

If it's an '01 or '02, then the frame makes it...
03-31-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,763
Posted By fishboat

How unique..someone with an excuse that you can't...

How unique..someone with an excuse that you can't do it, but "they" should.

With due respect, practical reality then is that you're just another mouth..yawn..the world is full of them. If you...
03-31-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,763
Posted By fishboat

I've occasionally "grazed" this thread..seems to...

I've occasionally "grazed" this thread..seems to be growing angst(how unusual..)..so forgive me if I've missed something..

I'm retired from a long career in RDE(research, development, &...
03-27-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By fishboat

Nobody freakin cares ...

Nobody freakin cares

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/damprid_6d433fa883cd80b18ff56dbe64851b2a4390efdd.jpg
03-24-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,098
Posted By fishboat

You need therapy..do us all a favor and seek it...

You need therapy..do us all a favor and seek it soon.

https://www.bikeforums.net/fitting-your-bike/1222465-moisture-s-unique-frame-fit.html
03-22-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,178
Posted By fishboat

"I put the Garlatti on Craigs List for $595. I...

"I put the Garlatti on Craigs List for $595. I know crazy, but I wasn't intending on selling it.Just seeing what sort or responses I would get."

Interesting form of entertainment. I'm guessing if...
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,354
Posted By fishboat

+1 Before you/OP makes any adjustments. ...

+1

Before you/OP makes any adjustments. Squeeze the front brake and try rocking the bike forward and backward. If the headset is loose, you'll feel the bike/fork rock back and forth.

Check...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,671
Posted By fishboat

I had a 2006 Volpe and ran Voyager Hypers on it...

I had a 2006 Volpe and ran Voyager Hypers on it in 35mm(no fenders). Nice, fast, (road) tire with a plush ride..I wish they still made them. The Hypers in 35mm ran 37mm wide on the bike..per my...
03-11-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,090
Posted By fishboat

Silver wheels/spokes if you're going to keep the...

Silver wheels/spokes if you're going to keep the silver seatpost and stem. I have a similar vintage red Trek 970..silver looks right to me.

Old mtn bikes like this remind me of the movie "The...
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By fishboat

Using the link/map above as a detailed guide, you...

Using the link/map above as a detailed guide, you can always create your own map/gpx file in RWGPS. The RWGPS map layer when you create a map has bike trails on it..even long routes can be created...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,489
Posted By fishboat

...downtime while touring..what downtime while...

...downtime while touring..what downtime while touring?
03-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By fishboat

I built Musson's truing stand(plans in the...

I built Musson's truing stand(plans in the book)..have about $15 in this:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20201104_081543_f2e0089704cb34c326c4973b599274b613168afd.jpg...
03-04-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By fishboat

This is also available for a modest fee. It's...

This is also available for a modest fee. It's good

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php
03-02-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By fishboat

Yikes..thx.. I had no idea it took a minor hack. ...

Yikes..thx.. I had no idea it took a minor hack. Silly me..I thought all it took was..like..click on it..:)
...
03-02-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By fishboat

I haven't done the album thing, but there may be...

I haven't done the album thing, but there may be a Public or Private setting somewhere, if you've already set it up and have uploaded pics.
03-02-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By fishboat

Checked and I don't see an album created yet. ...

Checked and I don't see an album created yet.

As for the bike..Rockhoppers are typically spec'd out fairly well. If it's in good condition and everything works..then $250 is in the ballpark....
02-22-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,253
Posted By fishboat

Riding bikes like they did 90-120 years ago,...

Riding bikes like they did 90-120 years ago, using better equipment.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-15-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By fishboat

They say there's a no-turnaway policy when you...

They say there's a no-turnaway policy when you show up on a bike or on foot. I'd take then at their word..you should be fine.

I'd still have the reservation number handy as same-day reservations...
02-14-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,326
Posted By fishboat

Sooo..if we join your club do we get a free hat?

Sooo..if we join your club do we get a free hat?
02-13-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 182,988
Posted By fishboat

Thx. Nice ride. Looks very good. I know how it...

Thx. Nice ride. Looks very good. I know how it rides(awesome) as mine is quite similar, though I have drop bars.

I'm running 2.15" tires (Big Bens, though I may try DTH's), so those fenders...
Forum: Touring
02-05-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,565
Posted By fishboat

While true, I'd venture to say a large portion of...

While true, I'd venture to say a large portion of the population wouldn't know ethanol from maple syrup. You're assuming people understand the relationship of ethanol and water in a non-polar...
01-26-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,029
Posted By fishboat

While I have other road bikes, this one gets the...

While I have other road bikes, this one gets the most use. I run 28mm Gravel Kings on it(they measure just shy of 27mm & nicely fit). In recent years it's sporting a brown Brooks Imperial.
...
01-26-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By fishboat

If this review was from '86, I think that was the...

If this review was from '86, I think that was the first year of production for the Volpe. It's still made today..rather a long run for any model..they must be doing something right.

I had a '96...
01-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,773
Posted By fishboat

I've picked up 4 sets of wheels in the last 5...

I've picked up 4 sets of wheels in the last 5 years(backside cost of n+1 bike buying..). Two sets of HPlus Sons from Velomine and two sets of Blackset Race from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse, all had 105...
01-20-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,095
Posted By fishboat

Frame it and hang it on the wall. A long road to...

Frame it and hang it on the wall. A long road to get there.
01-19-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 61,145
Views: 9,149,184
Posted By fishboat

Nice bike. The owner is pretty proud of it at...

Nice bike. The owner is pretty proud of it at that price..that said..

Having spent way too much time on CL over the years, looking at bikes regionally, folks that "watch CL" for a specific bike to...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By fishboat

The red route is the better one. The main road...

The red route is the better one. The main road (going past the airport) that leads to the park entrance is a bit narrow, but sees very little traffic..although the speed limit is 45mph, at least....
Forum: Great Lakes
01-15-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By fishboat

I live south of Milwaukee and know the cycling...

I live south of Milwaukee and know the cycling options from Waukegan, IL to Door County fairly well.

Weather that time of year..shouldn't be an issue as long as you have clothing for cooler...
01-11-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By fishboat

Get the 1.25 inch hitch if that's all you can...

Get the 1.25 inch hitch if that's all you can find..then buy whatever bike rack that gets you what you need at the price you want to pay. If you need a 1.25 inch too 2 inch receiver adapter..get it....
Forum: Touring
01-06-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,291
Posted By fishboat

Agree.. I stand corrected. My physics was just...

Agree.. I stand corrected. My physics was just 40 years ago.."it depends" & details..win the day. There's just one set of facts in this world.
...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,291
Posted By fishboat

That's what most folks would think..but.. ...

That's what most folks would think..but..

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/newtlaws/efar.cfm

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/newtlaws/efff.cfm

I doubt there's enough...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,291
Posted By fishboat

Another vote for tires..they can make a world of...

Another vote for tires..they can make a world of difference. A couple bikes I've purchased had "tires" on them that made road riding feel like I was riding in soft sand. New, fast, easy rolling,...
12-31-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By fishboat

Brooks C17 or C17-Carved. The carved version is...

Brooks C17 or C17-Carved. The carved version is the more comfortable of the two..to me at least.
...
12-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By fishboat

Sell it now and you'll get decent money for it(if...

Sell it now and you'll get decent money for it(if it's in good shape..+/- $500). In general, there's not a thing wrong with the bike or its components. Sitting in an unheated storage cube/garage...
12-04-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,681
Posted By fishboat

+1 I blew by 60 a while ago, and I own a few...

+1

I blew by 60 a while ago, and I own a few Lemond steel bikes(one Ti), but I do fine under my own power and need the exercise.

The only way to keep moving is to keep moving.
12-02-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,812
Posted By fishboat

Hopefully this thread can get back on track..or...

Hopefully this thread can get back on track..or it'll get locked and some good info will never come out.

RE the above quotes..

I too have in interest in understanding more about this. This past...
11-28-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By fishboat

Way too much (unnecessary) voodoo surrounding...

Way too much (unnecessary) voodoo surrounding riding a Brooks saddle. Secret slathering oils and care/feeding techniques. It isn't that mysterious.

Some folks need 500 miles of break in. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,093
Posted By fishboat

Panaracer is really expanding the GK line..you...

Panaracer is really expanding the GK line..you almost need a manual to figure out what you need.

Rather than wade through the GK site, the following are GK slicks. Bikesmiths also carriers...
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By fishboat

I'd agree. The stock bike locally here would go...

I'd agree. The stock bike locally here would go $250. As this one sits, in the condition it's in, setup as it is..I wouldn't go $150..no idea if anyone else would. TX is a long way from here..hard...
11-21-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,478
Posted By fishboat

Buy used Trek 7.5fx for $350-$500 and you're...

Buy used Trek 7.5fx for $350-$500 and you're done. More than enough for your needs. It's fast, comfortable, lightweight, and readily available on the used market if you look around a bit.

I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By fishboat

BBB is reliably low on most bikes, relative to...

BBB is reliably low on most bikes, relative to their actual asking/selling price. My ongoing hope with any bike I'm interested in is that the owner is using BBB as their pricing guide. There's a...
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By fishboat

I don't, but my GF and I recently did quite a bit...

I don't, but my GF and I recently did quite a bit of research on the FlyCreek 1 and similar tents. Folks love or dislike the the Fly Creek due to the end-entry. Most seem to prefer side entry tents...
Forum: Touring
11-18-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,238
Posted By fishboat

Put these: ...

Put these:
https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/bike/handlebars/comp-ergomax-handlebar

on my drop-bar conversion Trek 970 now touring bike..and toured with them..works for me..I like them. 12...
11-17-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,310
Posted By fishboat

I'm going to go with..this was a total waste of...

I'm going to go with..this was a total waste of time, unless she asked you for a (sort of) technical manual and she's reasonably fluent in what that may mean.

If she didn't ask you..then...
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