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07-21-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,651
Posted By koenbro

There is a profound difference between a...

There is a profound difference between a physician and an exercise physiologist. Typical clinicians (=physicians) do not think in terms of zones and are not trained to provide coaching advice to...
06-26-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,612
Posted By koenbro

Thank you for all the helpful advice. Reporting...

Thank you for all the helpful advice. Reporting back:
We have started freezing our plastic bottles overnight. Fill 1/4 - 1/3 with water, and place them in the freezer, sideways maybe 30 degrees up...
06-24-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By koenbro

Thanks! I think it's awesome, too!. I'd love to...

Thanks! I think it's awesome, too!. I'd love to keep the old levers but after riding 18 miles, my hands disagree, and it's hard to find rubber hoods for the old style square Mafac levers. So will...
06-22-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By koenbro

I want to revive this thread, because, as...

I want to revive this thread, because, as mentioned in post #9 we will participate in L'Eroica California in September; as a newb, I registered for the short, 36 mile ride. I have started riding the...
06-16-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,612
Posted By koenbro

Not sure why tribal elders’ beliefs are relevant....

Not sure why tribal elders’ beliefs are relevant. Do you follow their guidance in other areas of health as well?
06-15-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,339
Posted By koenbro

I carry a Fuji X-Pro2 with the 27mm pancake in my...

I carry a Fuji X-Pro2 with the 27mm pancake in my bike bag. Love this combo.

My second option would be the X100.

Have just returned from a safari in Kenya where I used my Fuji X-T2 with...
06-14-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,612
Posted By koenbro

Yeah, liking that

Yeah, liking that
06-14-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,612
Posted By koenbro

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06-14-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,612
Posted By koenbro

I just ordered one from Amazon and will report...

I just ordered one from Amazon and will report back with the experience



That's exactly the point -- reducing the core temperature just does not happen with water that hot. Yesterday was an...
06-13-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,239
Posted By koenbro

I agree, dedicated bike lanes are a prerequisite...

I agree, dedicated bike lanes are a prerequisite for mass commuting (or other bike-as-transportation activities).
06-13-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,612
Posted By koenbro

Excellent point. I saw some 500-550 ml bottles...

Excellent point. I saw some 500-550 ml bottles online which are nonstarters. Even two 750ml bottles seem barely adequate in our very dry climate (on my ride today humidity was 5%, that leads to a lot...
06-13-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,612
Posted By koenbro

Ok this must win the "Comment of the Day" prize! ...

Ok this must win the "Comment of the Day" prize! :roflmao:

I have just put my bottles in the freezer, will see how that works tomorrow. My dream continues to be that I find a 750ml (24oz) vacuum...
06-13-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,612
Posted By koenbro

Quality water bottles -- need suggestions

My wife and I have been using Zefal Arctica, insulated, BPA-free (Made in France) 750 ml bottles and are ready to move up to higher quality gear. We have 5 of them, and the main problems are that (1)...
12-14-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By koenbro

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11-20-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By koenbro

100% agree. If it were me I would just...

100% agree. If it were me I would just replace/upgrade the components, which is what I did with my daily ride, a 1994 Trek 520 tourer. Thing is, she wanted the restoration, and after she rides it for...
11-20-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By koenbro

You are a prince among men. Thank you. As it...

You are a prince among men. Thank you.

As it turns out, she kept that part (and I was wondering what that's for until your post) so now I have installed the RD (and the FD), have redone the...
11-20-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By koenbro

1980s Bianchi Piaggio rebuild

I am trying to rebuild my daughter's 1980s Bianchi Piaggio. She converted it to a single gear years ago, but kept the derailleurs and wants it back in the original configuration. I am confused about...
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

The brothers were Ray and ... Magliozzi (sp?) ....

The brothers were Ray and ... Magliozzi (sp?) . Loved that show.
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

Wait! Horizontal, and opposing, hmm, is that a...

Wait!
Horizontal, and opposing, hmm, is that a boxer? Per chance a Porsche rebuild?!
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

That's what I'm afraid of, TBH. This hobby is...

That's what I'm afraid of, TBH. This hobby is sucking me in, and I don't even try to resist it.
11-02-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,448
Posted By koenbro

Wire recommendation needed. Does any one have...

Wire recommendation needed.
Does any one have a recommendation for what wire I should use, particularly to power my rear light? I have a Son28 in the front with a Son Edelux front light and B+M...
Forum: Touring
10-30-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

I just got the Proteus book (a 1976 edition) in...

I just got the Proteus book (a 1976 edition) in the mail today and have looked through it. Read the bits about brazing and it was quite helpful.

Yeah this is not a simple call. If I could buy a...
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

Yeah my touring frame certainly feels overbuilt!...

Yeah my touring frame certainly feels overbuilt! Don't need that for rando and daily riding.
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

I have ordered the Proteus frame building book...

I have ordered the Proteus frame building book off Amazon, thank you for the recommendation!

I have looked at buying a used Italian frame off eBay, and there are many gorgeous examples I am...
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

Man, oh man, that is some beautiful work you did...

Man, oh man, that is some beautiful work you did on that baby. I used to be on weldingweb.com, but stopped because the tone of the conversations was off-putting, with lots of aggressive know-nothings...
Forum: Touring
10-25-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

Wow, very thoughtful answers here, thank you all...

Wow, very thoughtful answers here, thank you all for sharing your insights and experience.

As expected, this is a complicated matter, and my thinking is evolving; just started the thought process....
Forum: Touring
10-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

Yeah, I am familiar with the tombstones, of...

Yeah, I am familiar with the tombstones, of course! The tombstones are the classics of the welding world (along with the SA). I never stick welded; started with MIG on a Lincoln 140, then moved on to...
Forum: Touring
10-25-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,357
Posted By koenbro

Welding my own frame -- is it crazy?

I have finished my build of a touring bike in August using a 1994 Trek 520 frame. So far I've put about 500 miles on it, with shorter (20-50 miles) rides around town. I am restless, and curious about...
10-11-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By koenbro

Great catch, I put on a 700c front wheel that I...

Great catch, I put on a 700c front wheel that I had from my other bike and the breaks adjust a bit better. The back will be more challenging, as the opening is only 120mm. Want to put a 7 speed, so...
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By koenbro

Will this frame take a current groupset like the...

Will this frame take a current groupset like the Campy Centaur or am I way off mark with that?
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By koenbro

These are all the pictures i got from the guy. I...

These are all the pictures i got from the guy. I saw the frame myself, briefly. The sale is for the frame and fork. Crankset and FD are attached but of no interest.
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By koenbro

1987 Bianchi frame

A guy I know has a Bianchi frame he is considering selling me. It is a 1987 or thereabouts. What do you think is a fair price or price range for it?
I am frankly not very inclined to buy it as I...
10-08-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By koenbro

Wow, just got to look at the replies. Already...

Wow, just got to look at the replies. Already knew that Bikeforum is a great resource (helped me immensely as I started in the bike hobby while rebuilding a Trek 520) but this surpassed any...
10-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By koenbro

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10-08-20, 07:52 AM
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Views: 495,882
Posted By koenbro

Very helpful. Grateful thanks!

Very helpful. Grateful thanks!
10-08-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By koenbro

Ideor Super

I know there is an Ideor Asso thread, but I have a question about an Ideor Super that my wife picked up locally on OfferUp.
Serial number is 348033. Any idea what year is it from?
The older...
10-07-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 495,882
Posted By koenbro

Can anyone tell me the year this bike was made...

Can anyone tell me the year this bike was made in? Bianchi Brava, black, Simano 105 groupset, serial number LS604950. Thank you all!

...
Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,633
Posted By koenbro

Man, that frame with its lugs and color combo is...

Man, that frame with its lugs and color combo is just gorgeous -- come to think of it the whole bike is! Lucky you! What gearing do you have on it?

Do you know what year is it from? Mine is a 1994...
Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,633
Posted By koenbro

Yes the right brifter cable is very inconvenient....

Yes the right brifter cable is very inconvenient. Wish I could find a 9 speed shifter that would have its cable run along the dropbar. Will look again. I am using a detachable Ortlieb bag that I...
09-18-20, 05:44 PM
09-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By koenbro

Can i use tubeless setup on Specialized Stout 27.5 wheelset?

Can the Specialized stout 27.5 (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/stout-xc-27-5/p/156478?color=&searchText=30117-0450) be used tubeless? The website is mum about that, which I fear kinda answers the...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By koenbro

Yeah I am rolling on higher volume, softer tires....

Yeah I am rolling on higher volume, softer tires. Currently have smooth 44mm but have ordered some 42mm knobbies that I have on my other bike and found they roll adequately on smooth pavement....
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By koenbro

Yeah, it's possible I drew the wrong conclusion....

Yeah, it's possible I drew the wrong conclusion. I run 44mm tires, set them up tubeless, and inflate them to 50 psi in the back and 40-45psi in the front. I thought high volume is what I need over...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By koenbro

Wow, that is very helpful guys! I started...

Wow, that is very helpful guys!

I started out considering a long pump under the top tube, but the comment above re: how it interferes with carrying the bike makes me now favor a pump attached...
09-15-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By koenbro

Yeah I think trimming the bars is a good start,...

Yeah I think trimming the bars is a good start, as they feel way too wide. The abs on the other hand, are harder to acquire...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,817
Posted By koenbro

What pump do you recommend?

I am looking to add a pump to my recently built steel 520 tourer. Ideally something that attaches to the top tube. I do not have braze-ons and do not want to mess with the paint to add them. Prefer...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,633
Posted By koenbro

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09-12-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By koenbro

Yes it already has hydraulic brakes. For now, I...

Yes it already has hydraulic brakes. For now, I have decided to hold off with the drops -- largely because the new shifters are expensive -- and just replace the handle bar with a trekking handlebar...
Forum: Touring
09-11-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,633
Posted By koenbro

If anyone cares, here is the breakdown of...

If anyone cares, here is the breakdown of components (and costs) for my build. In brief this is a $2800 bike (2100 without electronics) that weighs about 25 lbs. The gear range is 18.6 - 117...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,633
Posted By koenbro

Up to you of course, but my advice is to swap...

Up to you of course, but my advice is to swap them out. Twenty year old tires are no longer serviceable even if thread is there. Obviously not as critical as on cars, where a catastrophic failure is...
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