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10-30-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,620
Posted By daviddavieboy

I am admiring many of you folks taking your C/V...

I am admiring many of you folks taking your C/V bikes on trails. I have done so myself but cringing at times when hitting rough stuff. It was for this reason I built up a new gravel-ish touring bike...
10-29-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 937
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thanks for sharing your experience. I have 2 or 3...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I have 2 or 3 bikes that CAN run tubeless but this has convinced me NOT to do so. I am no pro so I see no advantage to having tubless tires over quality tires with...
10-27-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,156
Posted By daviddavieboy

I have a Mercer Formule 1 in the wings for...

I have a Mercer Formule 1 in the wings for restoration that has full aero tubing (not lugged) even the head tube and seat tube are oval and the seat tube is a oval quill type.
10-27-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,599
Posted By daviddavieboy

Not limited to Mormons either. A Pentecostal...

Not limited to Mormons either. A Pentecostal Pastor I had (deceased) was a missionary in Pakistan and rode a Delta V with the pink triangle and black speckled paint. I bought it and rode it for years...
Forum: Touring
10-25-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 659
Posted By daviddavieboy

I will be following this for sure. I have...

I will be following this for sure. I have repaired frames, replaced tubes and added mounts for various bits but never attempted a complete frame (all with torch). A complete frame is on my wish list...
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,731
Posted By daviddavieboy

It was great seeing this. I fell in love with...

It was great seeing this. I fell in love with these bikes a LONG time ago and mine is by far my favorite.
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By daviddavieboy

Was just browsing a store here and they have them...

Was just browsing a store here and they have them VERY cheap. Just ordered 2. The prices are in CDN dollars. Would be 30# I would guess. Weight rated for 50 KG
...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By daviddavieboy

Does the bike have traditional QR wheels? If so...

Does the bike have traditional QR wheels? If so Axiom makes a rack that uses these and a single clamp option that can reach the post collar bolt or the center bolt at the brake mount. It may be an...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

I loaded up the bike yesterday and took it to...

I loaded up the bike yesterday and took it to work and back. Total weight was about 280 lbs with most everything in the rear. Right away I could hear some pinging from the spokes but rode anyway....
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

The bike with rack, water in the bottle and full...

The bike with rack, water in the bottle and full tool pouch is 28 lbs. As far as off road is concerned I am very happy with it. I found the cross check a little twitchy and descending narrow, loose...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

I have done that to both an aluminum and a carbon...

I have done that to both an aluminum and a carbon frame but not to any steel frame I have had. I love a steel frame (I have 7 of them) and have found myself regretting buying this one a couple times...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

Where the rear tire sits there is about 85mm (a...

Where the rear tire sits there is about 85mm (a little over 3”). The official max size is 2.3 but there are some running 2.8 tires.

Thanks to all all for (seemingly) pushing the triple idea. I am...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is with 2.1 off road tires and still seems...

This is with 2.1 off road tires and still seems to be lots of room. I have a set of tanwall sawtooth tires but they are only 42mm.
...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

Mostly done now but ran into a snag with a rack...

Mostly done now but ran into a snag with a rack or possibly not installed correctly. With it level the attachment arms just are not long enough. This is not the factory rack but one off amazon. I am...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By daviddavieboy

I would be interested as well. I have moved mine...

I would be interested as well. I have moved mine in every imaginable direction and cannot get over 3 hours on it. Not problem at all on a leather swallow saddle.
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,781
Posted By daviddavieboy

I have wider feet and found Shimano shoes fit me...

I have wider feet and found Shimano shoes fit me well. Also I found a SPD pedal with a large platform that spreads the weight out over a larger area. It helped me.
10-06-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,801
Posted By daviddavieboy

I ordered my 920 frame early Sept and had it on...

I ordered my 920 frame early Sept and had it on the 18th. It was a 58cm and when my shop checked on stock there was 4 of them. Funny thing is I have all my parts but brake levers and calipers are not...
09-26-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By daviddavieboy

Will check it out. It is a 920 Trek. On a couple...

Will check it out. It is a 920 Trek. On a couple hills they seemed VERY hot and this is just with me on it (210 lbs) and no touring load. I have never installed disc brakes before so this is all new...
09-25-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By daviddavieboy

A little Disc Help Pls

I am not sure what forum this question should go in but I THINK this is the best as this bike is closer to a MTB than a road bike. It has 160mm rotors with mechanical TRP spyre calipers and TRP RRL...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By daviddavieboy

Like the post above but I would add to turn off...

Like the post above but I would add to turn off scrolling as well. When started you will have to manually select that training page and it will stay there.
09-13-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,106
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is my gravel bike which is also a road bike....

This is my gravel bike which is also a road bike. Usually leave my house on a ride on pavement and if I find gravel roads along the way than I don't need to turn around. It may be 50 years old but so...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is sort of my backyard. I have trucked out...

This is sort of my backyard. I have trucked out of the Atlantic Provinces for almost 30 years and cycled long before that. If you can postpone the trip until the end of Sept, the foliage is amazing....
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

I do. Some of the area is quite rugged. For...

I do. Some of the area is quite rugged. For instance here are a few pics I scouted out. They would be on my 2nd day from home. These are the more ‘tame’ sections, there were places where it is no...
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

I am not unfamiliar with multi day trips as I...

I am not unfamiliar with multi day trips as I have a classic bike I have used for what you would call "credit card touring". Being said the biggest two days would be 100 mile back to back but...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thanks for your feedback. On this side of the...

Thanks for your feedback. On this side of the continent I don't think I would ever encounter anything I would need a 28 cog. My wheels are 29er with 42mm sawtooth tires and a 51x10 12 speed. If I...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thoughts on a Trek 920

For many decades I was only a road rider until I bought a Cross Check in 2016. It was great not being limited to smooth dirt trails but the Surly was not very comfortable on rides much over 4 or 5...
08-02-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6,636
Views: 600,678
Posted By daviddavieboy

A couple sets of Suntour shifters. The symmetric...

A couple sets of Suntour shifters. The symmetric are new take off (80’s) and the power shifters are NOS with minor shop wear. I am keeping the symmetric and unloading the others. I know the fellow...
07-23-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By daviddavieboy

What is with these French bikes !

I don’t particularly like them and I would rather not collect them so why do they keep popping up at my house. I saw this and just could not resist. Not sure if it was the $5.00 each price tag or...
06-19-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By daviddavieboy

Please do not put words in my mouth and I...

Please do not put words in my mouth and I apologize if I gave the wrong impression. By "scrap" I am meaning I will probably not rebuild but possibly pass it on. Also, being presumptuous does nothing...
06-18-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By daviddavieboy

Great frame ? Hardly. After stripping and seeing...

Great frame ? Hardly. After stripping and seeing sloppy brazing with much filing and crooked lugs, along with poor chrome and the dent I will just scrap this. I wonder if they were training someone...
06-17-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,400
Posted By daviddavieboy

I like bar end shifters as well. I am on the hunt...

I like bar end shifters as well. I am on the hunt for a set for Campy equipped touring build.
06-17-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,400
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thank you. Yes it is Super Record equipped and 6...

Thank you. Yes it is Super Record equipped and 6 speed. Not hard to shift these, just need to ride with one hand.
06-15-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thoughts about a Grandis please

I bought this Grandis years ago for the SR parts on another build I was doing at the time and just put the frame away. Now with nothing to do I dug it out and had a closer look. It has been repainted...
06-14-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,726
Posted By daviddavieboy

It is. in the last 3 weeks I let 3 go. Now I...

It is. in the last 3 weeks I let 3 go. Now I gotta decide what frame to build next. A 77’ Grandis Superleggera or a 82’ Mercier Formule 1.
06-12-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,400
Posted By daviddavieboy

Here is a repaint of one I have owned for a bit....

Here is a repaint of one I have owned for a bit. I should have went over the wheels cause' I broke a spoke the other day and buffed the paint off the inside of the chainstay. Oh well - have airbrush...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 167,207
Posted By daviddavieboy

My newest build. Self done airbrushed waffle...

My newest build. Self done airbrushed waffle pattern paint and decals.

...
05-30-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By daviddavieboy

The truth - I am part dumb-ass and when I did...

The truth - I am part dumb-ass and when I did that tube I had the wrong paint in the airbrush, either that or breathing in too many paint/reducer fumes. Nevertheless I had to strip it and re-do as...
05-30-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By daviddavieboy

Covid bike build 99% done

I couldn't wait any longer and had to go for a ride on the ALMOST complete rebuild. I forgot how well it rode and probably be getting most of the attention by me. Paint, lettering, etc done in my...
05-26-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,104
Posted By daviddavieboy

Paint is finished and some of the lettering done...

Paint is finished and some of the lettering done as well. I have chosen to paint the lettering as opposed to decals. Still need to clear coat as well. Anyone have thoughts on cable housing? Thinking...
05-20-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,923
Posted By daviddavieboy

Stickers / stencils on my current build so far. ...

Stickers / stencils on my current build so far.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/7e89f66a_d194_4a76_bc63_bc566fa64684_910a1bb17949a3eab5fd284f29529e9d44a5c843.jpeg...
05-09-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By daviddavieboy

Boredom is a terrible thing

While waiting for the paint to cure on a rebuild I am doing plus no cycling due to a bad sprain. A little photoshop time and some vinyl put through a cutting machine and viola! Not bad for a third...
05-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By daviddavieboy

I hope not not I just bought 4 turbo cotton “hell...

I hope not not I just bought 4 turbo cotton “hell of the north” tires. Tan wall and they wear ok. A friend put 3000-4000 km on them last year and he is a heavy guy. He did have a few flats but...
04-21-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,797
Posted By daviddavieboy

Could someone please inform me on this topic. Is...

Could someone please inform me on this topic. Is there a specific "Belgian Tape" or is this referring to the process? (Which probably should be called Belgian taping) I have glued tires. I have...
04-19-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By daviddavieboy

Man, that must have been a PITA. All the ones I...

Man, that must have been a PITA. All the ones I have are attached to the brake pad holder and would have to be cut/ground off.
04-19-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By daviddavieboy

He must have been selling a different GS tire...

He must have been selling a different GS tire that used to buy. I have had multiple pinhole flats with them but what destroyed all of them was a side wall cut. That being said I did use them on and...
04-06-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By daviddavieboy

I am inclined as well to think the punch marks...

I am inclined as well to think the punch marks are locating marks and the dent is well . . . Just a dent. As long as I have rode it it has had Campy SR parts but it had a Suntour AR front derailleur...
04-06-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is another picture to show the orientation...

This is another picture to show the orientation of the dent. ...
04-06-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By daviddavieboy

Seat tube stamped or just a dent?

For good or bad I was very bored (too much for my own good) and decided it was time to refinish an old Moser. Any way as I stripped the paint off the seat tube and got to a dent I always knew was...
04-05-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By daviddavieboy

I have two Competition GS. Is there anything I...

I have two Competition GS. Is there anything I can check specifically? I had a look and your is earlier than both of mine as mine have cable guides under the BB and bottle bosses. They do not have...
04-05-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,606
Posted By daviddavieboy

It's not in the app it is while you are on zwift....

It's not in the app it is while you are on zwift. You are either in ERG mode (training) or you are in sim mode where you have the option of raising or lowering the "difficulty" of the grades by...
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