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Old 10-24-18, 03:58 PM
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You might be able to hack a solution. There's a thread on the track racing forum about trying to get track bikes to work on trainers: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cyc...t-trainer.html
Rad! thanks, bud! I'mma bave to check it out. Until then, it's on the Humboldt Classifieds Groups on facebook for $60. If I sell this one fairly quickly, I may grab a couple more. and put em'up. Got no income and Papa Bunny needs a new fork and Headset!
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Bought some Forte "Strada SL" tires yesterday, they were cheap for a (purportedly) higher-end tire. We'll see how this goes. I also got some new bar tape. My TCR Is getting a makeover tonight!!!
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Bought some Forte "Strada SL" tires yesterday, they were cheap for a (purportedly) higher-end tire. We'll see how this goes. I also got some new bar tape. My TCR Is getting a makeover tonight!!!
I'm interested in hearing how those work out. I've tried a few Forte products, some good, some meh. I know I tried their tires once, but it was ages ago and I can't remember which ones they were, much less how they rode.
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My experience w Forte has been the same. I'll report back later. On a separate note I bought a pair of the Forte "ultra" bibs about 2 months back and I've been enjoying them a lot actually.
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Oh gee, Mrs. Cleaver I just went all yutsy and got a bunch o' stuff.

NOS headset for Tempest (should already have a stem)
3" reflector for my Shelby
tire repairs and a replacement rim
Bike license plate for my state of Oregon dated AUG and tagged '54 (like Darla)
Delta inertia activate brake/taillight
Delta 4-way taillight
middleweight rear rim for my niece's bike present

That was just bike related. Christmas in November...gonna get a Bob Seger concert ticket and lots of NOS cassette stock as well.
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cheap Quill

A (I'm pretty sure it's cheap and chinese) Quill stem I got from the local bike kitchen for some of my voulenteerpoints. May eventually switch out for something better.
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I got a frameset,stem ,bars and a seatpost for my saddle and wheels😃
It came out like this...
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I am riding mostly in my freewheel these days so i figured I'd get nice flat pedals that don't cage me in for now.
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Scooped up a headset for new build
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Hanging some derailleurs there? Good time to do it. Thankfully I have never bent or broken one, knock on wood but I did get a spare for the Chilkoot just in case.
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Hanging some derailleurs there? Good time to do it. Thankfully I have never bent or broken one, knock on wood but I did get a spare for the Chilkoot just in case.
My daughter learned the hard way how potholes sometimes hide under puddles. At least that's her story.

She has a few scratches and the bike has a bent hanger. It will give me a chance to mount the fenders for her.

Good idea about the second hanger for the Chilkoot. I have a second hanger for my Niner just in case. How is that bike coming along?


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My daughter learned the hard way how pot holes sometimes hide under puddles. At least that's her story.

She has a few scratches and the bike has a bent hanger. It will give me a chance to mount the fenders for her.

God idea about the second hanger for the Chilkoot. I have a second hanger for my Niner just in case. How is that bike coming along?


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Ahhh...gotta love those potholes. Luckily I have never had any more issues other than some flats.

Fender mounting is always fun. I bet one day in the future someone will invent a fender mounting tool that has lazors and computors that auto adjust or something. Not needed but someone somewhere will do it. With all the odd bike tools they are making these days I bet some student somewhere will be working on it.

The Chilkoot is one of my bikes that is finished. The correct wheel is finally on it (WI T11 front hub, archtype rim) and the old wheel is where it should be on the Phil Wood frame. Though to be fair there is a really dumb part of me that is saying "ooooh Cane Creek ti crank, wanty wanty gobert) but I have also been toying with getting a WI crank and a possible 110 bearing swap but I have no need everything is good. Maybe some new tape but I am saving that for a time when I don't have 4 other bikes being worked on.

The Phil Wood hopefully will be finished soon, just need to replace front housing (cut a little short) and wrap bars and some tweaking the front shifter and derailleur. The touring bike has some wiring issues I need to figure out. I am waiting on wheels for the Langster and my Raleigh needs some parts ordered but that was always a major back burner project I just had to get the bike before they were all gone. Next year I will try and take on fewer projects since I still have projects from this year. Maybe won't buy another bike...hahhahaha, though I could parlay more money towards savings and figure out any upgrades or odd stuff I have wanted but never got around to.
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I'm trying really hard not to buy a bike, when I want:

a nicer track bike, maybe the Fuji Track Elite as I can get a discount on MSRP
a 29" FS carbon pure XC mtb bike ($$$)
a tt bike
a better frame for my road race bike

...and that's it! After that I'll never want any more bike stuff, like ever!
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I'm trying really hard not to buy a bike, when I want:

a nicer track bike, maybe the Fuji Track Elite as I can get a discount on MSRP
a 29" FS carbon pure XC mtb bike ($$$)
a tt bike
a better frame for my road race bike

...and that's it! After that I'll never want any more bike stuff, like ever!
promise? LOL. I thought 3 bikes was enough. Just got a Kilo tt frame for fixed gear and Singlespeed. Was going to get rid of the old fixed gear, now I think it might be a good Singlespeed gravel bike :-D

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promise? LOL. I thought 3 bikes was enough. Just got a Kilo tt frame for fixed gear and Singlespeed. Was going to get rid of the old fixed gear, now I think it might be a good Singlespeed gravel bike :-D

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Right?! LOL! I've got a bike I keep telling myself to get rid of... its literally the biggest hunk of junk ever. Weighs a TON. But it was my first bike purchase ever, and its pretty. Or so I think hahaha. I'll just post it for more than what it's worth in hopes I'll have it as wall art for as long as possible

I'm sure he's kiddin himself and us tho...
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It's the time of year for bike lust.

I'm looking at a Pivot Trail 429.

I thought road bikes were expensive but mountain bikes are crazy expensive.

but this will be the last bike I ever need. Ever.


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Nothing exciting at all. No new bikes.

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Finally I have a pump I can take with me again! Hopfully it does't suck too hard, but blows with all its might.
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Not in the best condition, but I scored a little Nitto for 3 points at the local bike kitchen yesterday. . .You can never have too many quill stems. Each point voulenteer point is worth a dollar.
Now What I have really been looking for there lately is some caliper brakes that actually reach through my fork but also works effectively, and handlebars (sometimes stems) for every occasion. Depends on How/where I'm riding.
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Not in the best condition, but I scored a little Nitto for 3 points at the local bike kitchen yesterday. . .You can never have too many quill stems. Each point voulenteer point is worth a dollar.
Now What I have really been looking for there lately is some caliper brakes that actually reach through my fork but also works effectively, and handlebars (sometimes stems) for every occasion. Depends on How/where I'm riding.
Is that a quill stem in your pants or are you happy to see us?
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All of the above, babycakes. . .
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Is that a quill stem in your pants or are you happy to see us?

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