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06-14-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 76
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Posted By Primitive Don

Ugh, I have been really been sloughing off the...

Ugh, I have been really been sloughing off the past year and a half. Made some positive lifestyle changes after some serious backsliding. Need to get my mojo back!

June Goal - 150 Miles

6/6 -...
11-29-18, 08:15 PM
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Views: 6,634,771
Posted By Primitive Don

Vintage Raleigh Mixte - $25 in Stevensville, MI ...

Vintage Raleigh Mixte - $25 in Stevensville, MI
https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-raleigh-mixte-for/6730111183.html

Fuji Ace in South Bend, IN...
11-29-18, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Primitive Don

Fuji Ace - $180 in South Bend, IN ...

Fuji Ace - $180 in South Bend, IN
https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/fuji-ace/6725796320.html

Vintage Raleigh Mixte - $25 in Stevensville, MI...
11-02-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 156,107
Posted By Primitive Don

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180928_082852_9013097520cb0469fe7981fa28cc1c375bee8cbb.jpg
Cannondale recently found at church sale. I believe it is equipped...
08-16-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51,156
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Posted By Primitive Don

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bop/d/miyata-31...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bop/d/miyata-310-mixte-frameset/6664518496.html

This mixte frame is so purty, I would pick it up in a sec if I lived closer. I would build this up for my wife,...
08-06-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By Primitive Don

25 and 50 Mile Gravel Rides Culver, Indiana

I will be leading two great Gravel Rides coming up in August and September, beginning in Culver, Indiana, about 40 miles South of South Bend.

25 Mile Easy Pace Gravel Ride No Drop Gravel Ride...
07-13-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Primitive Don

Along the lines of what others are saying, a...

Along the lines of what others are saying, a clyde should definitely have spokes properly tensioned by a competent mechanic. This will allow a larger rider to ride the same wheel with better results....
06-15-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,252
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal 150 6/4 — 14.28 6/6 — 26.05 6/6...

Goal 150


6/4 — 14.28
6/6 — 26.05
6/6 — 4.43
6/9 — 12.11
6/15 — 21.45

MTD — 78.32
06-15-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By Primitive Don

Gravel Rides in Culver, Indiana Sat 6/16 and 6/23

Good morning!

I will be leading 2 upcoming Gravel Bike Rides that I wanted to let folks know about. Please share with family and friends who are interested in cycling and adventure. These are...
06-14-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By Primitive Don

Cyclocross Race in Culver, Indiana Sunday, 10/7

Culver Kiwanis Cyclocross Races
Sunday, October 7, Onsite Registration 9 am EST, Races follow at 10 am
Culver Town Park
819 E Lakeshore Dr
Culver, IN 46511

Event Facebook Page...
01-10-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Primitive Don

I really cant stand to ride on the trainer, so I...

I really cant stand to ride on the trainer, so I prefer to ride outside. With that said it has been super nasty lately, so I haven't ridden much in the past few weeks.

1) Aerotech winter cycling...
01-07-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,169
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal — 100 1/7 — 7.8 — Back on the bike...

Goal — 100

1/7 — 7.8 — Back on the bike after a gluttonous holiday and weeklong vacation. Used the homemade studded tires I made last year to ride on our completely frozen-over lake. The fishermen...
12-14-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,286
Posted By Primitive Don

Raleigh Stuntman on sale $1375 ...

Raleigh Stuntman on sale $1375

https://www.raleighusa.com/stuntman-13772
12-06-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,684
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal — 200/month or 50/week 12/1 — 17.6 ...

Goal — 200/month or 50/week

12/1 — 17.6
12/3 — 24.6
12/15 — 17.4
12/16 — 16.2
12/19 — 20.4 — It was actually a nice warm Fall Day here after snow earlier in the week. Had a nice gravel ride to...
11-05-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,805
Posted By Primitive Don

Stretch Goal Month — 300 Stretch Goal Week — 75...

Stretch Goal Month — 300
Stretch Goal Week — 75

11/4 7.0 and 24.5 — Only one chance to ride this week due to a wedding and a continuing concrete project
11/19 —18.8 — Significant sciatica pain...
10-02-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,419
Posted By Primitive Don

Absolutely. Winter cycling is great adventure!...

Absolutely. Winter cycling is great adventure! Nothing wrong with Zwift, but riding outside in the winter is awesome!
10-02-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,554
Posted By Primitive Don

Stretch Goals 300/month 75/week 10/1 —...

Stretch Goals
300/month
75/week

10/1 — 28.9 — Legit gravel ride. I have been building some new routes that have more climbing and wooded sections, very cool!
10/4 — 11.0 — Gravel at night
10/6...
09-01-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,753
Posted By Primitive Don

Stretch Goals This Month 75 miles/week 300...

Stretch Goals This Month
75 miles/week
300 miles/month
Event coming up — Lord of the Springs Gravel/MTB race (what have I gotten myself into this time?)

9/1 — 40.9 — Starting the month with a...
09-01-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,654
Posted By Primitive Don

260 is nothin' to sneeze at!

260 is nothin' to sneeze at!
08-31-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,502
Posted By Primitive Don

• I did the Strava August Gran Fondo metric...

• I did the Strava August Gran Fondo metric century challenge, but I did it on (mostly) gravel. I ended up finding a bunch of new gravel roads researching and building the route, which is the best...
08-09-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,634
Posted By Primitive Don

Anyone know if the 2018 model has a different...

Anyone know if the 2018 model has a different frame geometry? My friend who is new to this pointed out that the standover height is listed as being over 2 inches different on the Small size frame...
08-07-17, 04:28 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,654
Posted By Primitive Don

Way to go, Clydes and Athenas! I just want to say...

Way to go, Clydes and Athenas! I just want to say this is the thread that inspired me to take cycling seriously as a sport and lifestyle. I'm still a Clyde, but I'm much healthier and happier than I...
08-03-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,774
Posted By Primitive Don

I would consider the MTB wheelset as long as they...

I would consider the MTB wheelset as long as they are a higher spoke count and decent quality hubs. Even if they are new, they may be machine built and need some tensioning/adjustment after you break...
08-03-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,654
Posted By Primitive Don

Monthly Goal = 250 Weekly Goal = 63 8/1 —...

Monthly Goal = 250
Weekly Goal = 63

8/1 — 7.5 and 6.3 — Prerides of the course for this Sunday's MTB race
8/3 — 41.5 — Longer gravel ride with some good climbs training for Strava Gran Fondo...
08-03-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Primitive Don

Be sure to measure your chest and check the...

Be sure to measure your chest and check the sizing charts for whatever apparel you are looking at. I am about the same height and weight as you and I find XXL to fit better. I have had good luck with...
07-19-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,654,825
Posted By Primitive Don

I was at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in the...

I was at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in the county seat, and in the gangway between buildings there was a beatup looking Bridgestone 200 sans saddle and seat clamp. I was about to walk away from...
07-13-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,443
Posted By Primitive Don

Goals 250/month 63/week Trying to hit my goal...

Goals 250/month 63/week
Trying to hit my goal this month and hopefully start making up for Jan-Apr

7/5 — 35.6 gravel
7/8 — 30.7 gravel
7/12 — 22.9 taking antibiotics so stayed close to home,...
06-22-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,771
Posted By Primitive Don

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/6186348577.ht...

https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/6186348577.html
Ross Grand Tour 10 Speed Road Bike Needs Rear Rim - $25 (Elkhart)
06-14-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,117
Posted By Primitive Don

I really like that tire, I put a hurting on a set...

I really like that tire, I put a hurting on a set last year, but I would buy another set, great on gravel and pavement. With that said, not sure it's that great on sand in particular, but I think...
06-09-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,706
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal — 250/month, 63/week 6/5 — 21.8 6/7 —...

Goal — 250/month, 63/week

6/5 — 21.8
6/7 — 27.9
6/9 — 36.1
6/14 —32.8
6/15 — 8.0
6/16 — 20.1
6/19 — 32.5
6/21 — 31.0
05-26-17, 09:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,851
Posted By Primitive Don

Tektro CR720 Cantilever brakes New SRAM chains ...

Tektro CR720 Cantilever brakes
New SRAM chains
New freehubs/cassettes
New Shimano brifters
New Shimano trigger shifters
New Shimano rear derailleurs
05-24-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,771
Posted By Primitive Don

Not sure about '84, looks like the lettering on...

Not sure about '84, looks like the lettering on my '87 Trek, but this caught my eye.

1984 Trek 720 Reynolds 531 Touring Frame 64 cm Made in USA - $50 in Milford, Michigan...
05-23-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Primitive Don

Tektro CR720 Cantis are another choice to...

Tektro CR720 Cantis are another choice to consider in your price range, WAY better than old school cantis and would work with your old levers. I have these on an old ***vega hybrid frame. They have...
05-15-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,756
Posted By Primitive Don

Goal 250 miles, 63 miles per week (I have a lot...

Goal 250 miles, 63 miles per week (I have a lot of catching up to do)

5/5 — 20.4 — Gravel and dirt trail with GIANT puddles, then a very windy ride along the Lake Michigan shore, more puddles,...
05-04-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,138
Posted By Primitive Don

Ahh, the eternal struggle. I used to go for very...

Ahh, the eternal struggle. I used to go for very loose fitting clothing, but seeing myself in photos, I think having clothing fit a bit closer actually looks better. I think in terms of camouflaging...
04-27-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 488,457
Posted By Primitive Don

Yes, the notorious Mann Road. I knew when they...

Yes, the notorious Mann Road. I knew when they started ringing those cowbells I was in for it. Can't believe I kept the bike upright on that muddy descent. I thought I was going to be dressed in mud...
04-27-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By Primitive Don

Race the Wabash (33 mile), Otterbein, Indiana -...

Race the Wabash (33 mile), Otterbein, Indiana - mostly gravel, good climbs, need good brakes for wicked descents on gravel
Harvest 50, Zionsville, Indiana - mostly gravel, all flat
Gravel Grovel...
04-26-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By Primitive Don

I'm not experienced, but one of the things I love...

I'm not experienced, but one of the things I love about gravel riding is the comparative lack of vehicular traffic and the overall sense of adventure. I would say if you are doing rides of that...
04-26-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 488,457
Posted By Primitive Don

Sharp ride, love the lugs.

Sharp ride, love the lugs.
04-26-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 488,457
Posted By Primitive Don

Looking good. That was some serious peanut butter...

Looking good. That was some serious peanut butter at Melting Mann.
04-12-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 488,457
Posted By Primitive Don

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j290/djeasygo/IM...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j290/djeasygo/IMG_4646_zpsj17xk2cm.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/djeasygo/media/IMG_4646_zpsj17xk2cm.jpg.html)

Here's my ***vega, back from the powercoater...
04-08-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,416
Posted By Primitive Don

Monthly Goal — 250 mi Weekly Goal — 63 mi ...

Monthly Goal — 250 mi
Weekly Goal — 63 mi
Events Coming Up — Race the Wabash 5/6

4/8 — 36.3
4/15 — 13.8
4/20 — 8.9
4/25 — 28.8
4/30 — 18.8
MTD — 106.6
04-07-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,228
Posted By Primitive Don

Simple Green in water (1:4) works well for chains...

Simple Green in water (1:4) works well for chains and drive train. I have a SRAM Powerlink, so I remove and soak the chain and get in between the cassette cogs with a soft cloth (tshirt).
04-02-17, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,708
Posted By Primitive Don

I did have a set of Ritchey 32s that were decent,...

I did have a set of Ritchey 32s that were decent, but I did appreciate moving up to Challenge Gravel Grinders in 38. That was a noticeable improvement on smaller size but deep gravel. Having ridden...
03-29-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By Primitive Don

Wow, all that red clay mud looks tough!

Wow, all that red clay mud looks tough!
03-28-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Primitive Don

Thanks! It is heavy, but it really does fit very...

Thanks! It is heavy, but it really does fit very well and rides smooth.

Oh wow, that is as-found pic is REALLY SOMETHING. Seatpost, saddle, stem and bars, wow! I don't think I'm going to be able...
03-28-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Primitive Don

Thanks!

Thanks!
03-27-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Primitive Don

Anyone here do Barry Roubaix Saturday?

I did the 36 mile for the first time. I was in the 'Racing For Run' category. It rained like hell, but the course was surprisingly decent compared with the continuous mud/peanut butter of Melting...
03-27-17, 06:53 AM
Replies: 51,156
Views: 6,634,771
Posted By Primitive Don

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/bik/6061037700....

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/bik/6061037700.html
Austro Daimler Puch Mixte — $145 in Valparaiso, Indiana. I see tubing stickers on the frame and fork, but can't tell if they are 531 or not....
03-16-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 33,544
Posted By Primitive Don

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j290/djeasygo/Tr...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j290/djeasygo/Trek%20830/trek_830_rebuilt_zpslurgg26p.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/djeasygo/media/Trek%20830/trek_830_rebuilt_zpslurgg26p.jpg.html)
Winter...
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