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09-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

241.5 this morning. Helped mark the route...

241.5 this morning.

Helped mark the route for the BBC century that's happening later this month, though I can't attend, as I'm working Saturdays.
09-01-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

This morning's weigh-in: 242.6 Kinda slow...

This morning's weigh-in: 242.6

Kinda slow going on the bare weight numbers this past month or so, but I've been changing my routines and riding more, which appears to have added some visual bulk...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,733
Posted By velojym

Mine is kinda competitive when she wants to be....

Mine is kinda competitive when she wants to be. Once, while riding around White Rock Lake in Dallas, a guy pulled up behind us and said "Ooh, a tandem! Free ride!"
She almost tossed me out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,733
Posted By velojym

I've ridden my MTB when going on a ride with my...

I've ridden my MTB when going on a ride with my wife. She's a good rider, but hasn't put quite the mileage in I have, so I'd weigh myself down a little for those rides. Worked out fine... then we...
08-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By velojym

Oh, sorry. It's just a road that bridges two more...

Oh, sorry. It's just a road that bridges two more major roads. Usually the only traffic on them are folks who live there or otherwise have a reason to be there. Makes for a great little loop for...
08-25-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By velojym

All those miles, on this stout frame, with the...

All those miles, on this stout frame, with the cro-mo Project 2 fork... on high pressure 23c Axial Pro tires... yeah. Anything but the smoothest roads could be a bit harsh, and I'd accepted it as...
08-25-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By velojym

It's nice to hear (read) something other than:...

It's nice to hear (read) something other than: "Eww! Old bike! Buy new Bike!" :)
This is a 60cm frame, and I'm 6'4" tall. I ride a 62 or 63 on road bikes with the lower BB heights.

I was poking...
08-24-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By velojym

Ooh. Bad thing, but fortunately not a disaster. ...

Ooh. Bad thing, but fortunately not a disaster.

Over the years, since I bought Jake new in '01 ("last year's model", so I got a discount), I've replaced and serviced components as needed, and put...
08-24-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 177,024
Posted By velojym

That certainly looks like you're pretty aero...

That certainly looks like you're pretty aero riding that one. :)

I swapped the trekking bar back in to mine, in case I forgot to mention above... I don't see it anyway, so here it is. I rode it...
08-23-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

I may yet go to black for those parts, as I...

I may yet go to black for those parts, as I wouldn't mind putting this bar tape and saddle on my old Bridgestone, for the retro look. Thanks, I mostly went by feel on the cockpit, and though I don't...
08-23-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,415
Posted By velojym

When I was a kid, this was one of the first...

When I was a kid, this was one of the first *good* bikes I wanted... but never got, after seeing them featured in a movie I kinda liked.
...
08-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x952/img_20190822_170245052_8dda69862d8a226fcf33525a34f992f081b21556.jpg
Everything's on except for the FD. My clamp should be here by...
08-22-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,170
Posted By velojym

I was worried about the tire clearance on the...

I was worried about the tire clearance on the 2005 Trek 1200 I'm putting together. Fortunately, it handled the 28c Gatorskins just fine.
I've definitely seen some from that era the looked awful...
08-22-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

My box o' groupset from China showed up last...

My box o' groupset from China showed up last night. It was the very last package on the UPS driver's truck. :)

As I had the day off, I went ahead and started putting the Trek together today....
08-20-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

My wife is gonna regret getting the house with a...

My wife is gonna regret getting the house with a big basement. :)

Nice Dale!

I'm poking around g-maps, looking for a route I can manage from the house. This was especially a problem over a...
Forum: Introductions
08-19-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By velojym

I'm originally from Clovis. Welcome!

I'm originally from Clovis. Welcome!
08-19-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

Though the Montague's old narrow flat bar worked...

Though the Montague's old narrow flat bar worked fine on the Dale, I got bored today and swapped the trekking bar back on... now with the longer stem.
Looks a lot better now, especially with the...
08-19-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,634
Posted By velojym

They do look nice. Ours has Deore cranks. Good...

They do look nice. Ours has Deore cranks. Good stuff, but not a lot of 'classic pretty' looks.
08-18-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24,615
Views: 2,318,075
Posted By velojym

Normal Sunday Birmingham ride, though a little...

Normal Sunday Birmingham ride, though a little shorter, as some of the riders are leaving town. I added a few miles before packing it up.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2630052326
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08-17-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,274
Posted By velojym

I have 23/25 tires sitting in the basement right...

I have 23/25 tires sitting in the basement right now, and 28c Gatorskins on the Trek I'm putting together. Toying with the idea of putting the former on that bike just to try 'em out.

Or... as...
08-17-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,634
Posted By velojym

Well, after talking with Jack at the central AL...

Well, after talking with Jack at the central AL tandem shop, I'm informed that the front rim is probably ok. The stock rims that came with this bike were a little concave from the factory.
I'll...
08-16-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,634
Posted By velojym

Speaking of color... the back half of the bike is...

Speaking of color... the back half of the bike is scratched and chipped up a bit, spd cleats can be murder on paint. Need to find some touch up paint in this color. I can't justify the budget for a...
08-15-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

The fork came with the bike originally. While the...

The fork came with the bike originally. While the saddle is merely there as a 'placeholder' for now, I do have some bar tape that might go well with it. I like a little brown here and there.
But,...
08-15-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

I have a nice Bontrager seatpost that's the right...

I have a nice Bontrager seatpost that's the right size, in black...

What say you folks? Should I keep it mostly silver back there?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 222,636
Posted By velojym

Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this...

Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this weekend. :)
While sorting through over a decade's accumulation of bike parts and gear, I ran across my never-used Thudbuster seatpost... it was the...
08-14-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By velojym

Jake the Snake! While it may not be vintage to...

Jake the Snake! While it may not be vintage to this crowd, I've been complimented on my 'classic' ride....
08-14-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24,615
Views: 2,318,075
Posted By velojym

No, but I got about 5.4 miles of hiking in :)...

No, but I got about 5.4 miles of hiking in :) Mixing that with my riding for bone density and to keep things hoppin'.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By velojym

I'm gonna be between 400-500 bucks in to this...

I'm gonna be between 400-500 bucks in to this bike when all's said and done. Not a screamin' deal, but works well enough for my needs.

Getting it together as I gather bits and pieces. Just...
08-14-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

Trek is starting to resemble a real bike... Just...

Trek is starting to resemble a real bike... Just got the wheels and bar/stem in today. Some Gatorskins I had waiting downstairs seem to fit fine (brakes are supposed to handle 28c fine, too)....
08-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

It was boneheaded, but the reason for my seatpost...

It was boneheaded, but the reason for my seatpost slippage was my use of a QR bolt, and a collar that wasn't designed for it. Ah well. All sorted out now.
I'll be marking the seatpost with a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By velojym

Not looking. Already got. It's a 63

Not looking. Already got. It's a 63
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By velojym

If only they had one in my size. :)

If only they had one in my size. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By velojym

Bout a hundred. So, not a *screaming* deal, but...

Bout a hundred. So, not a *screaming* deal, but still ok for me. Fortunately, though the GCN guys had different ideas, I'm not after a "super" bike, just a good solid mount for club and event rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By velojym

I enjoyed that GCN video as well, and the timing...

I enjoyed that GCN video as well, and the timing was pretty good, as I'd just won a 2005 1200 frame on the bay.
I'm mounting Deda stem/bar, and bought a Tiagra groupset on alibaba for just over 200...
08-12-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 912
Posted By velojym

While not very vintage, I'm building up a 2005...

While not very vintage, I'm building up a 2005 Trek 1200 frame I lowballed on the Bay, with scrounged parts and a groupset from a-baba.

More in line with this part of the forum, I've managed to...
08-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

I am taking that tack, to whatever extent I'm...

I am taking that tack, to whatever extent I'm able (I'm not real social), and she seems interested. So, I'll see how that works out. In the meantime she's out of town for a conference.

My "new"...
08-12-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

I think they've accepted it. However, with one of...

I think they've accepted it. However, with one of us (me) gaining fitness and looking/feeling a lot better, I think it can be taken as a sort of threat to the other spouse's sense of security. I've...
08-11-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

I'm going with Tiagra for this one, and I'm in...

I'm going with Tiagra for this one, and I'm in full agreement with the last post.
Jake came with 105, and I loved it. ST-5500, so a few generations back now, which has a lot to do with why my new...
08-11-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 177,024
Posted By velojym

That is a purty color.

That is a purty color.
08-11-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,914
Posted By velojym

I haven't ridden with any dogs, but at times when...

I haven't ridden with any dogs, but at times when I've hiked and done some backcountry running, the two that stand out the most are: Spock, a Border Collie... and Lucy, a German Shorthaired Pointer....
08-11-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

N+1 As I'm getting to the point where I...

N+1

As I'm getting to the point where I want to join some more 'serious' rides, and the fact that I don't have a 'proper' road bike, I just lowballed a bid on the Bay for a Trek frameset.
It's...
08-11-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 177,024
Posted By velojym

Got a ride in with what I think might be my final...

Got a ride in with what I think might be my final arrangement, and it is good. Only thing I need to address is a new seatpost clamp. I'm gonna take off the QR one and
replace it with a bolt model....
08-11-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

Downtown ride today, 20.5 miles. I'm starting to...

Downtown ride today, 20.5 miles. I'm starting to think I need to hook up with one of the local clubs and try some more 'traditional' club rides now. I enjoy most aspects of the social rides, but now...
08-09-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By velojym

If it were only a couple mm, I wouldn't sweat it...

If it were only a couple mm, I wouldn't sweat it too much, but I think when it gets that far, I'd want to have some properly sized tubes on hand.
I have heard of folks using undersized tubes to...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,667
Posted By velojym

While I enjoy my dSLRs, I do still enjoy messing...

While I enjoy my dSLRs, I do still enjoy messing around with my old film cameras. My little Canonet would be awesome for L'Eroica or retro ride use, though some companies do offer some lovely retro...
08-08-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

I had the slicks back on the Montague for my last...

I had the slicks back on the Montague for my last trip back to NM, but when I installed the new stem and handlebar, I put the Honey Badgers back on.
As my wife and I may be checking out a local...
08-05-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,663
Posted By velojym

I guess, even if all else were accurate, it'd be...

I guess, even if all else were accurate, it'd be easy to tick off a bunch of miles on a trainer in an air conditioned room, fan directed at the rider, maybe a movie playing on the big screen.
...
08-04-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

Huge difference with the extra leverage. In fact,...

Huge difference with the extra leverage. In fact, too much for that bike's job, so I moved it to the Paratrooper, which is going to see me through some light trails for a bit. The narrower bars from...
08-03-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,440
Posted By velojym

Saturday Stroll today, in Birmingham. About 26...

Saturday Stroll today, in Birmingham. About 26 miles, and I was glad to have the Chukkers on Jake. In a group and riding close, with mixed bikes, often a MTB rider will just roll over a hole or other...
08-02-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,524
Posted By velojym

I would suggest you just go with what works. ...

I would suggest you just go with what works.

I'm a clyde (even when very lean), and was having spoke issues with my CX bike from early on. After the guys at Chainwheel re-laced the wheel with DB...
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