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10-23-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By fishboat

Nice. Good on ya for doing this. I've wondered...

Nice. Good on ya for doing this. I've wondered how decals work with spray.bike paint.

I bought a Trek 970 over the summer and did a drop bar conversion on it...added 2 inch street tires.. I've...
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By fishboat

I think lower(lower center of gravity) will...

I think lower(lower center of gravity) will improve handling, but..there's always a but, it depends on where you're riding. The low pannier on front rock-brush strike issue is always raised in...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By fishboat

Coast to coast primarily gravel tour

Just read a book, "The Wonderful Ride". A ride journal by George Loher.

..a credit card Oakland to NYC tour(without the benefit of credit cards, or electricity for that matter), on a single speed...
10-10-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By fishboat

As Iride mentions, if you're new to riding..you...

As Iride mentions, if you're new to riding..you need to toughen up your butt..it takes miles..after 3-5 rides things should get better.

Other than that, you sound like a classic customer for a...
10-10-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By fishboat

I too need/ride a 160mm wide saddle. I've...

I too need/ride a 160mm wide saddle. I've experimented with quite a few in recent years..the Romin evo being one, and no joy. The most comfortable saddles I've ridden have no padding at all. The...
Forum: Touring
10-09-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,134
Posted By fishboat

I suspect you're right with the BTX. It's been...

I suspect you're right with the BTX. It's been over 30 years, and a lot of miles of all sorts, since I ran the GCs, but, as I remember, the Coleman fuel had a distinct population of lighter...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,359
Posted By fishboat

phughes, I don't doubt what you've said is...

phughes,

I don't doubt what you've said is accurate. However, my comment was meant for the OP's setup "The idea I came up with was to use the main poles of my dome tent at 3 sections high.."
...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By fishboat

There's two types of people that work on...

There's two types of people that work on engineering/science-oriented projects.

Those who "aim, aim, aim, aim, aim, aim , aim, aim...................and rarely fire"

The other type of approach...
10-04-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By fishboat

Moving the saddle fore and aft isn't a proper...

Moving the saddle fore and aft isn't a proper adjustment to get your cockpit reach right.

The saddle should be adjusted in for height and fore/aft to get your knee(cap-front) in the right...
09-23-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,930
Views: 2,459,324
Posted By fishboat

Road (rode) bike sizing and mountain bike frame...

Road (rode) bike sizing and mountain bike frame sizing are different scales..usually by 3-4 inches.

Nothing magical happens when you do the conversion. Measure the frame stack and reach of your...
09-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,300
Posted By fishboat

Sigh.. Methinks you've been eating to much...

Sigh..

Methinks you've been eating to much red meat.
09-19-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,972
Posted By fishboat

+1 Another loser added to the ignore list....

+1

Another loser added to the ignore list. It's been growing at a healthy pace in recent months.
09-17-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7,537
Views: 1,959,811
Posted By fishboat

Mine's a '93. I had a '90 and it still had a...

Mine's a '93. I had a '90 and it still had a quill stem. By '93 they switched over to a threadless headset.

Just got back from a week-long self-supported tour with it, carried 35-37 pounds of...
08-31-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,537
Views: 1,959,811
Posted By fishboat

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08-30-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By fishboat

This contains plans to build one and how to use...

This contains plans to build one and how to use it, pretty simple.

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

Built examples...
08-29-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,716
Posted By fishboat

OP seems to be trying very hard too get some...

OP seems to be trying very hard too get some discussion going on the bike. Sort of fizzled when he tried it on the Touring forum. Sort of fizzling here too.

It's known as "buzz marketing".
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,675
Posted By fishboat

aahh..yep. The largest/easiest population of...

aahh..yep.

The largest/easiest population of consumers to sell bike stuff to is the group that already has bike stuff. The problem is, if they already have the bike stuff you're trying to...
08-26-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By fishboat

This one was done for my GF last year. This is a...

This one was done for my GF last year. This is a dated pic. The saddle has been changed to a Cobb V-Flow, and a new set of wheels are now on it. She runs Gravelking 700x38 slicks..I set it up at...
08-26-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By fishboat

There's nothing sudden about it. Nearly...

There's nothing sudden about it. Nearly everything is known before you start a conversion. Drop bar specs (reach) are published on most bars. Sites like:

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net...
08-25-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By fishboat

Yes , 26 inch, though I can't speak to the drop. ...

Yes , 26 inch, though I can't speak to the drop. The data below is from Trek's 1992 spec manual. The 1990-1994 Trek 970 had a shorter top tube (575mm) than from 1995 (590mm) and beyond. I think the...
08-25-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By fishboat

I've done a couple..one for my GF (Trek 750 to...

I've done a couple..one for my GF (Trek 750 to drop bar all-rounder..gravely-touring bike) and one for myself (Trek 970 to drop bar all-rounder..gravely-touring bike). Both have been on gravel roads...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By fishboat

There does seem to be more of a difference...

There does seem to be more of a difference between a C17 std and a C17-carved..more than I expected at least. On the same bike, I've found the C17-carved to be very comfortable to 50+ miles while...
08-22-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,537
Views: 1,959,811
Posted By fishboat

Recently did a drop bar conversion on a '93 970...

Recently did a drop bar conversion on a '93 970 with XT front/rear DRs. I used Tourney 3x7 brifters..completely compatible with both DRs. Super easy conversion. Put Schwalbe Big Ben (26x2.1) tires...
08-20-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,949
Posted By fishboat

This guy went my ignore list long ago. Why good...

This guy went my ignore list long ago. Why good folks engage with this nonsense to the tune six pages and 136 responses, and counting, is beyond me. People (in this case an angry old man looking...
08-15-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By fishboat

In the interest of keep the dog safe..another...

In the interest of keep the dog safe..another option would be to stop, grab the dog, and wait for the owner to take control.

People are dumb..dogs are dogs..I prefer to keep them from getting...
08-06-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By fishboat

I've wondered about the performance of both of...

I've wondered about the performance of both of these saddles. It'll be interesting to hear how it goes with the Gilles. I just ordered my second Brooks Imperial..the first one has been very good to...
Forum: For Sale
08-03-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By fishboat

Saddle: Specialized Romin Evo Comp

Specialized Romin Evo Comp Saddle

9/10 conditon, like new, 270mmx168mm

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/romin-evo-comp-gel/p/155424?&searchText=27116-7208

$40 + $5 shipping
...
07-27-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,482
Posted By fishboat

It was going to be a flip so it's just lost...

It was going to be a flip so it's just lost cash..oh well. It's only a real loss if you planned on keeping it and riding it.
07-27-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By fishboat

While it could be dire issues as described...

While it could be dire issues as described above..a "knee hurting a little bit" could easily (and most likely?) be improper saddle position.

OP..check or have it checked..your saddle fore and...
07-23-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,099
Posted By fishboat

Amen. Wax philosophic all you want. At 73...

Amen. Wax philosophic all you want. At 73 you've earned it. I'm a ways behind you..but not that much. I too tell old runners..buy a bike, it's much easier on your bones and you can see stuff.
...
07-22-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,179
Posted By fishboat

As with so many things..it depends. "Hybrids"...

As with so many things..it depends. "Hybrids" are a very broad class of bikes. If the (fast..sporty-fitness) hybrid (i.e. Trek FX4) were set up comparable to the road bike(same wheels & tires), then...
07-08-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,021
Posted By fishboat

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07-08-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By fishboat

Please do report back with where you camped and...

Please do report back with where you camped and suggestions on trails to ride. I've been wanting to get up that way for a while..haven't made it yet.
07-03-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,727
Posted By fishboat

Change out your bottom bracket..I'd guess your...

Change out your bottom bracket..I'd guess your sound will disappear. Mine did.
06-28-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 58,581
Views: 8,584,559
Posted By fishboat

A steal of a deal! 1991 Trek 990 ...

A steal of a deal!

1991 Trek 990
https://southbend.craigslist.org/bik/d/middlebury-trek-bike/7150238857.html
...
06-27-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 452,251
Posted By fishboat

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06-26-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,147
Posted By fishboat

1993 Trek 970, 20"frame ...

1993 Trek 970, 20"frame
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06-25-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 58,581
Views: 8,584,559
Posted By fishboat

Minneapolis, 21 inch,...

Minneapolis, 21 inch, https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/bik/d/mendota-vintage-breezer-thunder-mtb/7146207858.html...
06-24-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By fishboat

#2) Trek 970, 1993, 20 inch: The morning after...

#2) Trek 970, 1993, 20 inch:
The morning after I picked up the first one, above, a second 970 appears on CL. Again, about 5 miles away. This one is a 20 inch frame and appears to be in better...
06-23-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps it's not the best tack to start as a...

Perhaps it's not the best tack to start as a forum newbie with "This rule is robustly stupid!"

If you have so much to say(share?) as a biking enthusiast..the forum has been around for 15+...
06-20-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,021
Posted By fishboat

I purchased two sets of road bike (700c) wheels...

I purchased two sets of road bike (700c) wheels from BWW last winter..I got their Black Set Race models. So far both sets are holding up very well.
The owners worked with me to get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,368
Posted By fishboat

The listing has it marketed as a flat bar...

The listing has it marketed as a flat bar road/gravel bike. It takes up to 700x45c tires. In the world of titanium gravel and/or flat bar road bikes, this offering doesn't look a bit unusual.
06-17-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,021
Posted By fishboat

Just linking a few similar threads together fr...

Just linking a few similar threads together fr those that research such things:

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1199734-looking-26-road-tires-1-75-2-0-a.html
...
06-12-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By fishboat

That was it. While in the mobile format I wasn't...

That was it. While in the mobile format I wasn't able to find a settings link, but I logged out and logged back in & everything appears normal..whew.
thx for the suggestion!
06-10-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,021
Posted By fishboat

Just doing some research and thought I'd offer-up...

Just doing some research and thought I'd offer-up the Panaracer Comet Hardpack. I have them on one of my mtn bikes..very nice tire on road or trail/gravel. Obviously not for trails where an...
05-28-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,288
Posted By fishboat

+1..yep. Set up what works for you and ride...

+1..yep.

Set up what works for you and ride your bike...and someone else's views on that ranks well below the top 1000 things I care about.

With biking for 40+ years I'm well familiar with...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,877
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps you're putting the cart before the...

Perhaps you're putting the cart before the horse..or the panniers in front of the rack..or..

I'd suggest you find a nice bike that fits her** and see if she'd like to go for a ride and if so, then...
05-16-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 58,581
Views: 8,584,559
Posted By fishboat

Trek 950 Singeltrack..Duluth..$150 ...

Trek 950 Singeltrack..Duluth..$150
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x448/950_2ba613d7f26b62f6ac5def20f48db287e1b2e540.jpg
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Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,993
Posted By fishboat

Looks like an SR-71. Coolest plane ever. Saw...

Looks like an SR-71. Coolest plane ever. Saw one up close in Washington DC in a Smithsonian museum. They stopped flying them years ago(90's?) supposedly due to high maintenance costs..from what I...
05-08-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By fishboat

We're primarily road bikers, but rented one of...

We're primarily road bikers, but rented one of these last year in Florida. Did 35 miles on a MUP.. It cranks...we passed about everyone, including those riding e-bikes. Granted..it was Florida..on...
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