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03-31-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By velojym

Well, looks like this tensioner won't swing with...

Well, looks like this tensioner won't swing with enough tension for more than one gear. I guess I could tinker with the spring, but I'm not gonna.
Given the fact that my re-tripled crankset is back...
03-31-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By velojym

Ergh. BB is for a triple, and the new crank is a...

Ergh. BB is for a triple, and the new crank is a double. My front derailleur won't reach out that far.
Well, cheaper to replace the BB...but maybe I can do something different.

I'd singled out an...
03-31-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By velojym

That's exactly what I'm planning. I have a 53/39...

That's exactly what I'm planning. I have a 53/39 FSA crankset, and a set of bar end shifters. Just gonna use the left one of those.
The tensioner is staying on for the obvious reason, and I have the...
03-30-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By velojym

Playing with the Bridgestone 200

I've lost (at least for now), my wrenching gig at the bike shop due to this whole pandemic thing, so I'm playing the Mad Tinkerer on some of my own hardware.
This is the Bridgestone 200 I singled...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,306
Posted By velojym

Test ride today! I've been letting my legs get a...

Test ride today! I've been letting my legs get a little slack over the last couple months or so, and am looking to use some of this unexpected free time to get a few miles under my chamois.
While I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,306
Posted By velojym

It's been a few months on this one, but I think...

It's been a few months on this one, but I think I've gotten to a decent stopping point on this bike.... for now. :D

New wheelset (Xt/DB spokes/Mavic 177), swapped Bontrager Race seatpost back on,...
01-15-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 21,220
Posted By velojym

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11-11-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 474,653
Posted By velojym

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Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,683
Posted By velojym

"Get me out of this box!!!"

"Get me out of this box!!!"
11-07-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
Posted By velojym

I feel ya there. It's a good think I like wood...

I feel ya there. It's a good think I like wood stocks and blued steel on my guns. Makes it easier to sneak new ones in. :D
11-06-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
Posted By velojym

I'll admit I'm feeling a little foolish right...

I'll admit I'm feeling a little foolish right now, having just built a perfectly capable road bike which I haven't even ridden yet, but it's done, and yes... I'll feel some drive to live up to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 358,231
Posted By velojym

Thanks much! I used to take a lot of 'em, but not...

Thanks much! I used to take a lot of 'em, but not so much lately. I need to dust off my cameras.
11-03-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By velojym

The Co-op in Birmingham, Redemptive Cycles, gets...

The Co-op in Birmingham, Redemptive Cycles, gets some surprisingly higher end stuff sometimes... it ebbs and flows.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 358,231
Posted By velojym

Empty for a reason... :D ...

Empty for a reason... :D
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11-03-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
Posted By velojym

So, joined a B ride today... realized I'm not...

So, joined a B ride today... realized I'm not quite ready for that yet. I finished the "B transition" route, but it wasn't fun.

I have some work to do to live up to this new bike. I rode Jake...
10-29-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
Posted By velojym

So, I'd been debating with myself on how to spend...

So, I'd been debating with myself on how to spend part of the Healthywage money for myself. (It's my reward! ...but I'll let some of it take us to someplace nice anyway)
I do have bikes that could...
10-27-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 474,653
Posted By velojym

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10-21-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 474,653
Posted By velojym

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By velojym

Fond memories of riding with ABC. I watched the...

Fond memories of riding with ABC. I watched the bridge being built as I made countless laps on the river trail. Not there anymore, and wish we had something like that here. :)
09-29-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
Posted By velojym

Did my final weigh-in with Healthywage. Pending...

Did my final weigh-in with Healthywage. Pending final confirmation, it's in the bag.
Once that's done, I'm going to play with their numbers and see what I can work up for a shorter wager to go along...
09-29-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,188
Posted By velojym

Previously posted bike, but with trekking bars...

Previously posted bike, but with trekking bars installed.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,306
Posted By velojym

Yeah, I guess, for a few model years, it was...

Yeah, I guess, for a few model years, it was easier to run a disc fork. Eventually they changed the frame to allow for a rear disc too.
I'm ok with running mullet, but it can make finding a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 248,085
Posted By velojym

I've neglected my riding, though I have been...

I've neglected my riding, though I have been filling the gaps with a lot of hikes.
...
09-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
Posted By velojym

241.5 this morning. Helped mark the route...

241.5 this morning.

Helped mark the route for the BBC century that's happening later this month, though I can't attend, as I'm working Saturdays.
09-01-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
Posted By velojym

This morning's weigh-in: 242.6 Kinda slow...

This morning's weigh-in: 242.6

Kinda slow going on the bare weight numbers this past month or so, but I've been changing my routines and riding more, which appears to have added some visual bulk...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,377
Posted By velojym

Mine is kinda competitive when she wants to be....

Mine is kinda competitive when she wants to be. Once, while riding around White Rock Lake in Dallas, a guy pulled up behind us and said "Ooh, a tandem! Free ride!"
She almost tossed me out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,377
Posted By velojym

I've ridden my MTB when going on a ride with my...

I've ridden my MTB when going on a ride with my wife. She's a good rider, but hasn't put quite the mileage in I have, so I'd weigh myself down a little for those rides. Worked out fine... then we...
08-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By velojym

Oh, sorry. It's just a road that bridges two more...

Oh, sorry. It's just a road that bridges two more major roads. Usually the only traffic on them are folks who live there or otherwise have a reason to be there. Makes for a great little loop for...
08-25-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By velojym

All those miles, on this stout frame, with the...

All those miles, on this stout frame, with the cro-mo Project 2 fork... on high pressure 23c Axial Pro tires... yeah. Anything but the smoothest roads could be a bit harsh, and I'd accepted it as...
08-25-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By velojym

It's nice to hear (read) something other than:...

It's nice to hear (read) something other than: "Eww! Old bike! Buy new Bike!" :)
This is a 60cm frame, and I'm 6'4" tall. I ride a 62 or 63 on road bikes with the lower BB heights.

I was poking...
08-24-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By velojym

Ooh. Bad thing, but fortunately not a disaster. ...

Ooh. Bad thing, but fortunately not a disaster.

Over the years, since I bought Jake new in '01 ("last year's model", so I got a discount), I've replaced and serviced components as needed, and put...
08-24-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 209,211
Posted By velojym

That certainly looks like you're pretty aero...

That certainly looks like you're pretty aero riding that one. :)

I swapped the trekking bar back in to mine, in case I forgot to mention above... I don't see it anyway, so here it is. I rode it...
08-23-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
Posted By velojym

I may yet go to black for those parts, as I...

I may yet go to black for those parts, as I wouldn't mind putting this bar tape and saddle on my old Bridgestone, for the retro look. Thanks, I mostly went by feel on the cockpit, and though I don't...
08-23-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,590
Posted By velojym

When I was a kid, this was one of the first...

When I was a kid, this was one of the first *good* bikes I wanted... but never got, after seeing them featured in a movie I kinda liked.
...
08-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
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: 43
Views: 2,712
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: 209
Views: 31,819
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: 209
Views: 31,819
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: 441
Posted By velojym

I'm originally from Clovis. Welcome!

I'm originally from Clovis. Welcome!
08-19-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 31,819
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: 24
Views: 7,583
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: 25,040
Views: 2,412,916
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.

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08-17-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,231
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: 24
Views: 7,583
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: 24
Views: 7,583
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: 209
Views: 31,819
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: 209
Views: 31,819
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: 1,005
Views: 248,085
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: 1,296
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: 25,040
Views: 2,412,916
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'.
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