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09-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By riverdrifter

I know right?! It was an hour and a half drive...

I know right?! It was an hour and a half drive though, and I'm just not that familiar with Schwinn, that's my excuse. Now I know!
09-12-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By riverdrifter

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/12047055...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1204705549708348/

Here's one listed in excellent condition in Kansas for $350.
09-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By riverdrifter

Total bummer! Guess I should've jumped fast. It...

Total bummer! Guess I should've jumped fast. It sold for $20! :(
09-12-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks for the input guys. I didn't make it there...

Thanks for the input guys. I didn't make it there in time last night and someone else grabbed it!
09-11-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By riverdrifter

The rim. ...

The rim.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x960/schwinn_high_sierra_3_a44ad3e0c4b1de7fd88821df9a6795d1688fba03.jpg
09-11-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks for the info! Can you tell from that...

Thanks for the info! Can you tell from that headtube photo, what size it is? It looks to me like it must be pretty small. Like everything in my part of the country, it's an hour drive or more to...
09-11-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By riverdrifter

Schwinn High Sierra?

I'm looking to build up a winter bike and came across this one. I'm not sure what the different years offered, but is this one worth spending the time and money to refurb? What size does it appear to...
09-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,023
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks that would be great! I'll PM you.

Thanks that would be great! I'll PM you.
09-10-19, 12:56 PM
09-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,023
Posted By riverdrifter

Both bikes have 170 mm cranks. I might be able to...

Both bikes have 170 mm cranks. I might be able to slide the saddle on the Trek back maybe another 2 mm, if that. It's back about as far as it can go.
09-10-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,023
Posted By riverdrifter

If I do this... Measure from the floor to the...

If I do this...
Measure from the floor to the top of the saddle and call the value "A". Then measure from the floor to the top of the bars and call the value "B". Value A minus value B =...
09-10-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,023
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok thanks! I'm not sure what the 2nd two...

Ok thanks! I'm not sure what the 2nd two measurements are. Can you explain that to me?

The 1st I measured center of pedal spindle at bottom of stroke to top of saddle. 34" on the Trek, 34.5" on...
09-10-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,023
Posted By riverdrifter

I hate to admit it, but after riding this bike...

I hate to admit it, but after riding this bike for awhile, I think it's too small for me. I've got the stem and seatpost at max height and I still can't quite get the extension I need.

My other...
09-10-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
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
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 958
Posted By riverdrifter

From my experience most lettuce varieties are not...

From my experience most lettuce varieties are not very heat tolerant and don't deal well with lots of direct sunlight. Even the varieties that claim different.
09-09-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By riverdrifter

I've used it for years on a royalex canoe. It's...

I've used it for years on a royalex canoe. It's good stuff for sure!
Forum: Foo
09-09-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 958
Posted By riverdrifter

Tomatoes and peppers.

Tomatoes and peppers.
09-09-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
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...
09-06-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,764
Posted By riverdrifter

Hey guys, I don't mean to hijack this thread......

Hey guys, I don't mean to hijack this thread... but I was just wondering if someone familiar with Peoria could private message me about some of the different neighborhoods there? Thanks so much!
09-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,734
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...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,951
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and fit comfortably in...

I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and fit comfortably in the backseat. I never sat back there with another adult. Our kids were little then, so I'm not real sure on sizing. I know you can fit 2 child seats...
09-04-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,734
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...
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,951
Posted By riverdrifter

Hey I know this isn't directly related, but I...

Hey I know this isn't directly related, but I owned a 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI and it was probably the best car I've ever owned. Rock solid reliable, fun to drive, and awesome mileage. I would've...
09-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,734
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: Foo
09-03-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By riverdrifter

Yeah the factory fabric was deteriorated. I can't...

Yeah the factory fabric was deteriorated. I can't remember what we replaced it with for sure, but it wasn't OEM. It was a different type of fabric that was recommended online somewhere, it wasn't...
Forum: Foo
09-03-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By riverdrifter

I've done it. I'd say it was a 2 person job, my...

I've done it. I'd say it was a 2 person job, my wife helped me and it went pretty smoothly. The car was a 1994 Volvo 850. I don't know how that car compares to a Golf headliner, but the Volvo...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,794
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^^ I'm not sure where you are getting any of...

^^^^^ I'm not sure where you are getting any of this from? Did you even read my posts, or just read the thread title and started making self-righteous snap judgements?

I never mentioned being...
09-03-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By riverdrifter

What kind of stem is that?

What kind of stem is that?
09-03-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks! I searched over there and found the old...

Thanks! I searched over there and found the old threads, but nothing much new.
09-03-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,734
Posted By riverdrifter

The new GT Aggressor sold by Dick's Sporting...

The new GT Aggressor sold by Dick's Sporting Goods is a solid entry level MTB. Definitely a step above what you'll find at Wal-Mart etc. I recently bought one for one of my kids and I have no issues...
09-03-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By riverdrifter

No Peoria people here?

No Peoria people here?
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By riverdrifter

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Fictional character from television series Gunsmoke.
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,794
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-31-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ Yep all tires are different. A 28 is not...

^^^^ Yep all tires are different. A 28 is not always a 28.
08-31-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By riverdrifter

Anyone from Peoria, Illinois?

I saw some older threads about Peoria, but I don't see anything new. The older threads I saw had some complaints about Peoria being difficult for bikes and commuting.

Has this changed any? What is...
08-30-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By riverdrifter

Saw a cyclist get hit today.

Actually I didn't see the impact. He flew by me in traffic while I was in my car. He was coming along a highway and headed into a business district with very narrow streets. I watched him leave the...
08-30-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,472
Posted By riverdrifter

My favorite time of year in the midwest!

My favorite time of year in the midwest!
08-29-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
Posted By riverdrifter

Where are these new frames manufactured?

Where are these new frames manufactured?
08-29-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,244
Posted By riverdrifter

Yeah I'm not complaining about my fit on the...

Yeah I'm not complaining about my fit on the Jamis, the standover is fine for me. Sometimes I feel like the bike could be just a bit bigger and I would be fine. Sitting and pedaling in the saddle...
08-29-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,244
Posted By riverdrifter

Understood. Zero clearance for the dangly bits....

Understood. Zero clearance for the dangly bits. Uncomfortably close to the pubic bone. I have a 30" inseam.
08-29-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ All sold out except 61 cm.

^^^^ All sold out except 61 cm.
08-29-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
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.
...
Forum: Introductions
08-29-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By riverdrifter

Welcome!

Welcome!
08-29-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,244
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: 4,244
Posted By riverdrifter

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Ah, I understand. :)

Less than a quarter inch. Actually, for all intents...
08-29-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,244
Posted By riverdrifter

29" standover. I edited the post above with more...

29" standover. I edited the post above with more info.
08-29-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,244
Posted By riverdrifter

The photo of the Jamis above is misleading,...

The photo of the Jamis above is misleading, because it's sitting at an angle. Actually the bars are just slightly above the saddle, and yeah that bike has a really long head tube.

Ground to top of...
08-29-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,244
Posted By riverdrifter

Maybe not exactly the same, but this is similar...

Maybe not exactly the same, but this is similar for me. This is a 51 cm Jamis, with a sloping top tube. I think I could go to a larger frame in this model, but the way I have it set up now feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By riverdrifter

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4505_fbf143eb7c4154579bd3cc174a43b15c9cda5cf6.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By riverdrifter

Finally got it all dialed in.

Riding regularly and adjusting as I go, I've got things now just how I like. The compact geometry is great for riding around town. I'd say putting on Schwalbe 28s was transformative. It's perfect for...
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