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03-04-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By riverdrifter

I remember everyone talking about those!

I remember everyone talking about those!
03-02-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm in the West Central neighborhood. Not too far...

I'm in the West Central neighborhood. Not too far from the Univeristy Aldi. Peoria has been a big switch for me, for the last 10 years I lived 70 miles from the nearest Wal-Mart!
03-02-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,094
Posted By riverdrifter

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Thatís my wife ahead of me, about to enter an icy...
03-02-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By riverdrifter

I just moved to Peoria from deep in the backwoods...

I just moved to Peoria from deep in the backwoods of Nebraska and am digging Aldi! Itís the only grocery store Iíve rode too so far.
10-18-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm not sure about the Planet Bike Superflash,...

I'm not sure about the Planet Bike Superflash, but I have that exact Bontrager rack, with that same mount, and have the Planet Bike Grateful Red taillight mounted on it. It all works perfect.
10-18-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,568
Posted By riverdrifter

For my midwest winter commutes I wear...

For my midwest winter commutes I wear high-quality, mountaineering gear. All Gore-Tex, with merino wool base layers, including socks. I wear lightly insulated and waterproof Merrell boots. On my...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By riverdrifter

Whole thing is completely ridiculous right from...

Whole thing is completely ridiculous right from the beginning. The worst part though, is the paper publishing the stupid story to defame some regular dude just trying to do a good thing. What are the...
10-16-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,857
Posted By riverdrifter

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His...

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His University asked him what he would like from them. His reply was, "A place to park my bike."
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 29,676
Posted By riverdrifter

45 Grave - Partytime (Return Of The Living Dead...

45 Grave - Partytime (Return Of The Living Dead soundtrack)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwtsFHZGeA
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 29,676
Posted By riverdrifter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmelTlEzI34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmelTlEzI34
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 29,676
Posted By riverdrifter

Love The Cramps! This takes me back to a time of...

Love The Cramps! This takes me back to a time of my life that was 100% Cramps 100% of the time.
09-10-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By riverdrifter

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area - Kearney,...

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area - Kearney, Nebraska

https://nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/fort-kearny-sra/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NE&parkId=230098
09-09-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By riverdrifter

Sign at campground says... "If you need a bike take one..."

I was enjoying an electronics-free camping weekend with my family, hence no photos. Sorry! Anyway as we approached the campground host campsite I saw literally 100 or more bicycles in every shape and...
09-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,768
Posted By riverdrifter

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let...

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let facts get in the way of your opinion. You can most certainly buy a hardtail MTB for under $500 that will be reliable, trouble-free, and enjoyable for...
09-04-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,768
Posted By riverdrifter

All Shimano components are good quality, even the...

All Shimano components are good quality, even the entry level stuff. They are designed to be rugged and reliable. When you move up to the higher level spec you will get smoother shifting and lighter...
09-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,768
Posted By riverdrifter

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child...

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child trailer and do some occasional, recreational trail riding. He is not looking for a $1,000 trail rig.

Let's not try to convince him that it's not worth...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By riverdrifter

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Fictional character from television series Gunsmoke.
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,682
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-29-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,346
Posted By riverdrifter

You can get that bike complete for $899. Properly...

You can get that bike complete for $899. Properly geared for touring, and with Tubus racks even.
...
08-29-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,081
Posted By riverdrifter

The sloping top tube makes it hard to determine...

The sloping top tube makes it hard to determine standover. I'm leaning in the photo above. If I stand straight up, right in front of the saddle nose, I have zero standover clearance.
08-29-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,081
Posted By riverdrifter

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Ah, I understand. :)

Less than a quarter inch. Actually, for all intents...
08-28-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By riverdrifter

I just refurbed a bike with 27" wheels, and I...

I just refurbed a bike with 27" wheels, and I went with Continental Super Sport Plus tires in 27 x 1 1/4. They are smooth and fast, and the puncture resistance is top notch! I live in thorn country...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,682
Posted By riverdrifter

This is pretty much where I'm at also. If...

This is pretty much where I'm at also.

If the parents aren't happy, it's pretty hard for the kids to be happy. For some families it works out to work long hours and provide a big house and shiny...
08-25-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 452,449
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-20-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,472
Posted By riverdrifter

Here is a quick pic with the toe clips and saddle...

Here is a quick pic with the toe clips and saddle bag. I also tried to get a detail pic of that great pewter metallic paint....
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^^ Cool photo! If the yellow biner fails,...

^^^^^ Cool photo!

If the yellow biner fails, you're hangin' by one micro-cam. :) Pretty amazing how much those things will hold though. And unlike the movies, they don't just suddenly "un-hold".
...
08-19-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,472
Posted By riverdrifter

Here it is so far. Plans to come yet are service...

Here it is so far. Plans to come yet are service BB, all new cables, dual Blackburn SS bottle cages, front rack, and panniers.
...
08-18-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,514
Posted By riverdrifter

Congratulations! That bike looks awesome!

Congratulations! That bike looks awesome!
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,148
Posted By riverdrifter

A type of policy called "inland marine" would do...

A type of policy called "inland marine" would do this. It's a strange name, and a carry-over from many years ago, but I believe most insurance companies still offer it. I use an inland marine policy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By riverdrifter

Continental Super Sport Plus vs. Panaracer Pasela PT

More newb tire questions. :)

These are the 2 tires choices I've narrowed it down to. Any reason to buy one or the other?

What I need...
1. 27 x 1 1/4
2. Puncture resistant
4. Good on rough...
07-26-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,085
Posted By riverdrifter

Awesome selection! I vote 84 Trek 620 ( cause I...

Awesome selection! I vote 84 Trek 620 ( cause I just got one and I want to hear your ride report :) ). Have fun!
07-26-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,472
Posted By riverdrifter

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07-24-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,472
Posted By riverdrifter

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07-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,751
Posted By riverdrifter

Apparently, at 106 F my tubes explode. So that's...

Apparently, at 106 F my tubes explode. So that's what I'm going with. Yep, 106 F is too hot to ride.
07-22-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,472
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok you guys convinced me. :) I'll rebuild the...

Ok you guys convinced me. :) I'll rebuild the hubs this week, then the headset and BB.
07-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,472
Posted By riverdrifter

NBD - 1984 Trek 620

Ok here's the obligatory pictures. Not quite as I got it, it's cleaned up little. When I got it home last night I gave it a quick bath and a wipe-down. Then I took it for a quick spin around the...
Forum: Foo
07-20-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By riverdrifter

Bike - Ski Adventure Video!

I took a trip down the youtube rabbit-hole looking for biking videos and came across this gem. What a fantastic adventure! Filmed superbly, great editing, beautiful scenery, and looks like a heck of...
07-09-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,821
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm not sure if it fits or not. I think it will...

I'm not sure if it fits or not. I think it will be close though.
07-08-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By riverdrifter

As someone who owns both a Raleigh 3 speed, and a...

As someone who owns both a Raleigh 3 speed, and a modern 24 speed STI road bike... yes you will feel a noticeable inprovement in efficiency on the modern bike. Like, no comparison, even on just short...
07-02-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,725
Posted By riverdrifter

I see the logic there.

I see the logic there.
07-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,970
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok it sounds like the bike is a 23", as sdn40...

Ok it sounds like the bike is a 23", as sdn40 suggested. The seller says the standover height is 32" and the seat tube length is 24.5". He also said the rear fender has a cut out of it, and it has...
06-30-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 257,967
Posted By riverdrifter

Awesome bike!

Awesome bike!
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 379,201
Posted By riverdrifter

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Crossroad-
Phillips County, Kansas
06-25-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,098
Posted By riverdrifter

I'll preface this by saying... yes there are bike...

I'll preface this by saying... yes there are bike shops with very knowledgable staff.

That said, it's retail sales. I can't really even remember the last time I bought something at retail where...
06-24-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,789
Posted By riverdrifter

Finally sold the GT today for $260. Okay, next...

Finally sold the GT today for $260. Okay, next chapter. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 404,212
Posted By riverdrifter

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First official day of summer 2019 in Nebraska.
Forum: Foo
06-22-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 379,201
Posted By riverdrifter

I watched numerous funnel clouds spin up out of...

I watched numerous funnel clouds spin up out of this system yesterday evening, about 20 of them in a half-hour. They would drop a bit, then go back up, none ever fully formed or touched down.
...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,470
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ Dave Alvin is a fantastic musician. ...

^^^^ Dave Alvin is a fantastic musician.

This song by Lucinda Williams is up there on the sad scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cckroKLPsqg

No one sings a sad song like Townes though.
...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 144,767
Posted By riverdrifter

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS_yyRk_dj8
06-18-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,789
Posted By riverdrifter

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