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03-26-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By JanMM

Nope, there are no appropriate BF subforums for...

Nope, there are no appropriate BF subforums for discussions of electric scooters/motorcycles/whatever such as what you now have. Except maybe Foo?
03-26-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By Retro Grouch

What's wrong with that? I don't even approve of...

What's wrong with that? I don't even approve of every decision that I personally have made. I just did what I thought was the best decision at the time. OP just shared his thought process with us....
02-05-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,340
Posted By "Fred"

It will depend on the riding surface, in a...

It will depend on the riding surface, in a velodome the highest pressure 21 or 23 mm tire will be fastest. For most normal roads I have found that going with bigger tires and lower pressure results...
01-24-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By livedarklions

Cheez I think it's great you got a second, more...

Cheez I think it's great you got a second, more season-appropriate bike.

There are also bar "ends" that actually mount nearer to the stem, lots of people who ride hybrids use them, so you might...
01-24-20, 02:56 PM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By livedarklions

I'm with you on this. I've been in enough online...

I'm with you on this. I've been in enough online conversations with OP and I'm absolutely convinced that he is for real and in the process of learning a lot about bikes. He's clearly been through a...
01-23-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,770
Posted By seydisehir

We ride Everytime

We ride Everytime... Even -15 and with snow. You can use softshell clothes...
01-23-20, 09:31 AM
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Views: 2,770
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Fenders will add less weight than the water and...

Fenders will add less weight than the water and slush that will otherwise get into your socks and pants.
01-23-20, 08:30 AM
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Views: 2,770
Posted By Notso_fastLane

^ This. ^ For comparison, my winter ride (a...

^ This. ^
For comparison, my winter ride (a Strada velomobile) weighs, about 70 lbs in full commuting trim (change of clothes, typical lunch, etc.). It's a bit slow getting off the line, but unless...
01-23-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By DrIsotope

Nothing you put on a bike will add anywhere near...

Nothing you put on a bike will add anywhere near as much weight as the bag of meat and bones required to power it.

Say the bike weighs a chunky 30lbs, and the rider a slight 150lbs. Add 1lb of...
01-23-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,770
Posted By tombakerim

Naturally, winter driving is different from...

Naturally, winter driving is different from summer driving. As mentioned above, in the winter you can not shift the bike at speed and generally sharply turn. But there are a few more rules.

1....
01-23-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,770
Posted By dedhed

Some of my best gear, rain or otherwise has come...

Some of my best gear, rain or otherwise has come from thrift stores. I look for high(er) end brands like Patagonia, Marmot, Arctryx, Northface, etc.

The stores to check are the St. Vinnies,...
01-23-20, 02:58 AM
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Views: 2,770
Posted By jgwilliams

We don't really get extreme cold where I live....

We don't really get extreme cold where I live. The coldest is typically -2 deg C (28 F), which I'm happy to cycle in. Rain has been something of an issue lately - for about a month it seemed like it...
01-23-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,340
Posted By livedarklions

My opinion: 23 mm tires are just too narrow. I...

My opinion:
23 mm tires are just too narrow. I know shops that have just stopped selling them.
01-23-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By curbtender

Some bike shops have spares, take offs, that you...

Some bike shops have spares, take offs, that you might be able to use. The compression ring centers that bearing so yes, you'll need one.
01-22-20, 06:27 PM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By curbtender

That other ring with the split would have been...

That other ring with the split would have been tapered, called a compression ring, and gone on top of your top bearing.
...
01-22-20, 04:26 PM
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Views: 2,770
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

I have commuted about ~12km down to around -30...

I have commuted about ~12km down to around -30 deg C. I think that is about -25F or so. It was colder than a witches mitt, but I did it. I don't live within cycle commuting distance anymore so I...
01-22-20, 01:33 PM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By E56789

It's a bike. It's yours. That's really all...

It's a bike.
It's yours.
That's really all that is important.
Ride and be happy.
01-22-20, 11:58 AM
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Views: 1,640
Posted By curbtender

I think if you are going to rely on your bike for...

I think if you are going to rely on your bike for a work commute, then you should replace that chain pin or get a quick link. Looks like a competent bike. STX is a good group. Good luck.
01-21-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mad Honk

I volunteer at a co-op that serves a lot of...

I volunteer at a co-op that serves a lot of homeless and indigent folks. We frequently find some of our clients are former addicts and folks who have gone through 12 step programs. If any of the BF...
01-21-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Stormsedge

Raleighs are great bikes...good for you! I had a...

Raleighs are great bikes...good for you! I had a Gary Fisher with the same components---nearly bulletproof. I wouldn't worry about upgrading right now. Don't worry about the weight. If the handlebars...
01-21-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,340
Posted By TheDudeIsHere

I did a ride up a local mountain road not long...

I did a ride up a local mountain road not long ago. I had somehow picked up a thorn in my front tire on the 8 mile climb. The air pressure when I got to the top was about 60 psi.

On the way up, I...
01-20-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,340
Posted By BlazingPedals

Gauges on pumps are notoriously inaccurate. Get a...

Gauges on pumps are notoriously inaccurate. Get a good pressure gauge. I found out the hard way that lower pressures make me slower. I started a club ride with about 85 psi in my tires instead of the...
01-20-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,340
Posted By ramzilla

No. A lower tire pressure won't make your bike...

No. A lower tire pressure won't make your bike faster. Yes. Some bike tires have lower rolling resistance than other tires. If you want to go faster then study what the riders participating in the...
01-19-20, 07:47 PM
01-16-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Rajflyboy

Trek is the best :thumb: another great bike...

Trek is the best :thumb:

another great bike example here
01-16-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By mstateglfr

Well I learned today that 30min of prayer is...

Well I learned today that 30min of prayer is worth 6.5 billion dollars.
good to know.

Sucks that 2 hours of prayer only gets you $200k though.
01-16-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By livedarklions

Congrats! I imagine it's a lot easier to...

Congrats!

I imagine it's a lot easier to work on the bike when your fingers aren't freezing.
01-16-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By livedarklions

Great! Looks like you taught yourself a bunch of...

Great! Looks like you taught yourself a bunch of skills as well as making a bike you love.

You're indoors! Find a new place to stay?
01-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By tgenec86

Outstanding - I'm glad you got everything done...

Outstanding - I'm glad you got everything done and are riding your "new" old bike! As far as the gear ratio, you'll get to appreciate it. On the smaller cogs there may only be a one tooth...
12-24-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By Road Fan

Campy on an aluminum Trek is not a choice that...

Campy on an aluminum Trek is not a choice that comports with common cycling style, as seen here and on other forums. But there is nothing wrong with it in any objective sense. Trek takes...
12-21-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't know why you've been allowed to continue...

I don't know why you've been allowed to continue to pointlessly invoke the name of God in your posts, obviously that's above my pay grade. If you must persist, please do Him the courtesy of...
12-15-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By Mad Honk

Cheez, I was in the Pep Boys today and they had...

Cheez,
I was in the Pep Boys today and they had an entire aisle of the Duplicolor sprays. Look There. Smiles, MH
12-15-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By Road Fan

1. Ok, I think your resolve to DIY is excellent...

1. Ok, I think your resolve to DIY is excellent and laudable. It's also safer - not all LBS really know what they are doing. Tool quality in general is variable, and I think we really have no clue...
12-12-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By tgenec86

Solid YES - adaptors are "Industry Standard" and...

Solid YES - adaptors are "Industry Standard" and will fit any braze on derailleur. Many frames have the bracket welded, brazed, screwed, or riveted on, and no frame manufacturer is going to deal...
12-12-19, 05:53 AM
12-11-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By tgenec86

Those are already Shimano shift levers on the...

Those are already Shimano shift levers on the bike. Can't see any reason why these adapters would not fit. Campy vs. Shimano cable ends are a non-issue as pretty much all cable ferrules are...
12-11-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By Son_Rising

Cool video. That'll be a project for sure.

Cool video. That'll be a project for sure.
12-11-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By dedhed

Nice Hijack. You do know about this, don't...

Nice Hijack.
You do know about this, don't you?
https://www.bikeforums.net/sale/
12-10-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By Rajflyboy

Oh no not another Trek :)

Oh no

not another Trek

:)
12-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By dedhed

It's a 1992 Aluminum Trek already 8 speed, so...

It's a 1992 Aluminum Trek already 8 speed, so it's 130 spaced. Even as far back as 87 I've found them to be 128 spaced to fit either 126 or 130 drivetrains on the same frame

You measure the inside...
12-09-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By tgenec86

Cheez has been nothing but polite and...

Cheez has been nothing but polite and appreciative, has asked for help, and appears to be a devout Christian. He is not the one who appears to need adult intervention. Unless Cheez proves me wrong,...
12-05-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,683
Posted By Leinster

Itís very exhilarating, thanks. The cranks...

Itís very exhilarating, thanks.

The cranks are actually Mirage, from back when all Campag groups were pretty much identical.

The cranks are 170mm, which is a bit shorter than Iím used to on...
10-12-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,963
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