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Forum: Southwest
02-12-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By reconnaissance

Considering the temperature differential between...

Considering the temperature differential between Independence Pass and the Sonoran desert, sounds like an interesting ride. Spring, or Fall seasons would probably provide the most temperate weather.
02-03-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 481,231
Posted By reconnaissance

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My 510
02-03-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,536
Posted By reconnaissance

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02-03-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By reconnaissance

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This is my trail bike. 2.5Ē front and 2.3Ē rear...
12-23-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By reconnaissance

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80mm between tubes, 60mm tire width, so a generous...
12-22-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By reconnaissance

Another Stumpjumper for the old man

I just finished a re-build of an 1997 Specialized Stumpjumper 1997. Some parts came from Australia, some from local private sellers and since the local the local Specialized dealer was out of all 26Ē...
12-22-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,455
Posted By reconnaissance

Itís not often I see the suntour triple pulley...

Itís not often I see the suntour triple pulley cage. I installed one on my Cannondale mountain bike which had 24Ē rear wheel and I was concerned about having higher clearance in the rocky and brushy...
12-20-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By reconnaissance

Impressive. I browsed the website and agree the...

Impressive. I browsed the website and agree the build quality and thought put into the geometry choices is intelligent. I could see myself owning one.
12-17-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By reconnaissance

My Bianchi Virata, 1993: ...

My Bianchi Virata, 1993:


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12-17-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,098
Posted By reconnaissance

Inside job.

Inside job.
12-15-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By reconnaissance

This also explains why you canít escape the...

This also explains why you canít escape the accusation of passing gas just by walking away.
12-15-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By reconnaissance

My greatest weight savings on both mountain bikes...

My greatest weight savings on both mountain bikes and road bikes has been belly fat. Now we’re talking kilos, not grams.
12-15-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,511
Posted By reconnaissance

This passes the safety test. The quick release...

This passes the safety test. The quick release was at some point loose enough to slip and just scraped some paint. There is no gouging of metal thatíll need welding up. To the poster, slide the...
12-07-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By reconnaissance

This makes the most sense to me. Put another way,...

This makes the most sense to me. Put another way, the left crank, in order to drive the chain must transfer torque through the spindle to the right bolted chainring. The right crank directly drives...
12-02-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By reconnaissance

°Viva la bici! I remember the boyhood summer day...

°Viva la bici! I remember the boyhood summer day I figured out I could balance on a bike. Wow, what a revelation! I rode up and down the street infatuated with the wind and speed and couldn’t get...
11-28-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By reconnaissance

I use an adjustable wrench. Crescent wrench. ...

I use an adjustable wrench. Crescent wrench.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjustable_spanner
11-24-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,133
Posted By reconnaissance

Iíve been running biopace chainrings on my...

Iíve been running biopace chainrings on my mountain bikes since they were introduced. Find them easier on my knees and better for climbing where the leg is nearly maxed out. Next am going to...
11-19-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,580
Posted By reconnaissance

Well, it’s definitely badly damaged. You didn’t...

Well, it’s definitely badly damaged. You didn’t say how you did it, but your repair will at least keep the rain out :) You recognized this is a structural member and given the circumstances took a...
11-18-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20,240
Views: 3,392,827
Posted By reconnaissance

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Forum: Commuting
11-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,305
Posted By reconnaissance

That’s great advice. ...

That’s great advice.
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11-10-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,602
Posted By reconnaissance

Yes! Tools.

Yes! Tools.
11-08-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,329
Posted By reconnaissance

And all this time I thought that's what the...

And all this time I thought that's what the cutout in the Brooks saddle was for.
11-08-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By reconnaissance

Ice Road Bikers

I once was suffering through a prolonged and frustrating period of unemployment. I was recently graduated from college, lived in Sumner Washington with my beautiful wife and two little boys. Sumner,...
11-08-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By reconnaissance

As fate would have it, one of my daughters...

As fate would have it, one of my daughters (living on her own) is a nurse. She and two younger siblings (who live with us) were in a car together all day before she had symptoms, and four days later...
11-08-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By reconnaissance

It's a sealed bearing unit and looks like it...

It's a sealed bearing unit and looks like it would do the job. The q/r looks like a Miche, but the hub doesn't have the hourglass shape that Miche liked to copy from Campy. 2mm spokes x 40--I'd say...
11-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By reconnaissance

Nice work! Phil Wood made a tool for...

Nice work!

Phil Wood made a tool for injecting grease into the older style threaded freewheels. I did this on my Cannondale in awhile back, and it has been silent ever since. I thought the Phil...
11-04-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 89,649
Posted By reconnaissance

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10-31-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,842
Posted By reconnaissance

The Serfas tire is shot and the Specialized tire...

The Serfas tire is shot and the Specialized tire is on its last leg, so they’re going in the trash soon.

the more I ride the bike the more I think I’ll restore it as a road bike—the red & white...
Forum: Introductions
01-11-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By reconnaissance

Hello Leonard! Maybe I’ll see you out there. ...

Hello Leonard! Maybe I’ll see you out there.

Mike
12-12-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By reconnaissance

Gear - Inches chart for reference

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11-25-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By reconnaissance

Octogenarian advice to a 25 year old

In 1985 I was a newly married student moonlighting at the college town bicycle shop. Our customers were from all parts of the spectrum—tourists, criterium racers, BMX, and my specialty, the ATB. An...
11-16-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By reconnaissance

Tubasti is the only one I’ve ever used.

Tubasti is the only one I’ve ever used.
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