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Forum: Great Lakes
04-08-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By fishboat

For roads..I'd look for routes on Ride With GPS...

For roads..I'd look for routes on Ride With GPS website.

Nearby there's plenty of nice riding on the Vilas County Trail

https://biketheheart.org/
04-04-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,392
Posted By fishboat

Yah..I found the narrow lanes uncomfortable even...

Yah..I found the narrow lanes uncomfortable even in a car. In Wisconsin, MI, MN...the lanes offer much more room...like a couple feet. That extra room is helpful when cars pass. On a narrow lane...
04-04-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By fishboat

Save yourself some trouble and expense of an...

Save yourself some trouble and expense of an incorrect decision..visit a bike shop..that's why they exist.
03-30-24, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By fishboat

..make sure you (re)grease the mounting posts. ...

..make sure you (re)grease the mounting posts. The (lack of grease on the) posts and tension adjustment are the two biggest issues I run into with V brakes.
03-12-24, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By fishboat

I think you mistake mstatglfr's comments as a one...

I think you mistake mstatglfr's comments as a one off..they're not.

If you're asking(continue to ask), "..what do you think?", I don't think it's unreasonable to ask, "what do we think about...
Forum: Touring
03-08-24, 09:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,268
Posted By fishboat

Amen. I'll never know as I too will never ride a...

Amen. I'll never know as I too will never ride a tire that feels like...beef jerky. Life is too short. Of course I'll never be touring in SE Asia, Central/South America.....
03-07-24, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By fishboat

My records, taken from the Trek Archive, indicate...

My records, taken from the Trek Archive, indicate the Nevada City model existed in 2001 & 2002. The main triangle was 853 Designer Select and the stays are 525 Designer Select. Designer Select, my...
Forum: Touring
03-06-24, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By fishboat

Been running GK Slicks for years in 700x28 &...

Been running GK Slicks for years in 700x28 & 700x38. Very fast tire. They are a go-to road tire for me in road bikes that can only run a 28mm tire. For 35mm+ also a go-to, though I've been trying...
Forum: Touring
03-04-24, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By fishboat

It'll be HOT....too hot to ride in my experience....

It'll be HOT....too hot to ride in my experience. Was down there to ride it in early June a couple years ago. Temps in the mid-90s+..nope. Riding should be enjoyable. Nothing enjoyable about...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,484
Posted By fishboat

Given the state of the fork, maybe $150-$200. ...

Given the state of the fork, maybe $150-$200. That may be generous (on the high side) for some folks here. Very nice bike. To me, it would be worth more if it had a rigid fork and was a...
Forum: Touring
02-25-24, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,111
Posted By fishboat

If memory serves, you've been carping about RWGPS...

If memory serves, you've been carping about RWGPS for years. A quick search found a post back in '21 when you hated the road-composition change they made.

Why don't you improve your life, and...
Forum: Touring
01-25-24, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By fishboat

The Gravel King slick & M-Supreme are a very...

The Gravel King slick & M-Supreme are a very different tires vs the Big Ben, this is pretty obvious. While the GKs are a fast, light weight, foldable "gravel" tire, as far as I know, they are not...
Forum: Touring
01-06-24, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By fishboat

Nice video, thx for posting. Not sure what time...

Nice video, thx for posting. Not sure what time of year he rode this, but..yikes..I gotta think there's better weather in some other season. Perhaps he has some sponsor relationship with SRAM that...
12-19-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,780
Posted By fishboat

Ya..there's nothing wrong with honest criticism,...

Ya..there's nothing wrong with honest criticism, but with due respect, you don't have to be a dick about it.

Relja has always seemed to make an honest effort at helping people out, both here on...
12-06-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,010
Posted By fishboat

Poor design on Thule's part. A couple years...

Poor design on Thule's part.

A couple years ago I took a hard look at hitch mounted Thule, Yakima, & Kuat..for the money($700-$1000), For that kind of money, they seemed flimsy.

I then looked...
11-26-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9,098
Views: 3,165,904
Posted By fishboat

Nice ride, I have one. A shame to run it as a...

Nice ride, I have one. A shame to run it as a winter bike though..in Canada. Constant exposure to salt/wet will be its demise :( . Lots of old, lesser bikes out there to use (up).
11-25-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,429
Posted By fishboat

It's been 4 days since the OP "launched" this...

It's been 4 days since the OP "launched" this mess, and he/she hasn't been back..and the thread is going (has gone) down the toilet, which was a certainty from the beginning.

..may the lock come...
11-23-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,429
Posted By fishboat

Gosh..a topic that hasn't been flogged to death...

Gosh..a topic that hasn't been flogged to death for the last few days, but certainly the few days before.

I'm think a new sock that signed up to..well..
11-11-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,283
Posted By fishboat

I see this type of comment often when someone is...

I see this type of comment often when someone is asking questions about drop-bar conversions. Doing a DB conversion doesn't have to be an "invest a bunch of money and time and only then see if it...
11-10-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,110
Posted By fishboat

You're rather new around these parts..perhaps you...

You're rather new around these parts..perhaps you might consider you're own advice

Professing ourselves to be wise, we're becoming fools.
11-06-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By fishboat

A picture is worth a thousand words..an video is...

A picture is worth a thousand words..an video is worth even more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFmqV4klzaY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jde0YvDIPfI&t=3s
Forum: Touring
11-03-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,552
Posted By fishboat

The bike does look to have compact bars on it (in...

The bike does look to have compact bars on it (in the ballpark of 75mm reach and 125mm drop) which, in my world at least, is a plus.

I'll be interested in how you think the large feels.
Forum: Touring
11-03-23, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,552
Posted By fishboat

From the description of fit on the medium size...

From the description of fit on the medium size frame..it sounds like the large frame will fit you much better. The reach increase of just 6mm between M & L seems rather slight. I can't imagine the...
Forum: Touring
10-23-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,341
Posted By fishboat

If the trails are good and dry, you could do them...

If the trails are good and dry, you could do them with 28mm tires..if they aren't good and dry, you can't.

Anything from 32-35s and up can work. Wider tires would be better. The GAP is a good...
10-23-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,883
Posted By fishboat

I use a Garmin Etrex 20 for cycling, kayaking,...

I use a Garmin Etrex 20 for cycling, kayaking, and hiking. Small, waterproof, and a set of regular alkaline AA batts gives you something like 24 hrs of running time. For biking I load GPX Track files...
Forum: Touring
10-21-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,055
Posted By fishboat

I'd have to say yes. It seems at least...

I'd have to say yes.

It seems at least threads about a decline in touring isn't in decline.
10-06-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,478
Posted By fishboat

^^^ Bike looks really good. Nice paint job!

^^^
Bike looks really good. Nice paint job!
10-06-23, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,478
Posted By fishboat

Prep is everything. Remove/convert the rust...

Prep is everything. Remove/convert the rust spots, scuff sand up the entire frame, tack cloth & wipe it down with mineral spirits. Wipe cloth in one direction only and only one time..new frame...
10-05-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,478
Posted By fishboat

Experts are those that have had the chance to...

Experts are those that have had the chance to make every mistake possible.
10-05-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,478
Posted By fishboat

RE #1) If you repaint it, it's no longer a museum...

RE #1) If you repaint it, it's no longer a museum piece, so I'd ride it. Actually your 'museum piece' is about all I ride as most of my time is spent on two repainted Lemond Poprads.

RE #2) use a...
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By fishboat

1995 model, I think. Poor time of year to...

1995 model, I think.

Poor time of year to sell, however in the spring, in the WI/MN area..$200-$300(or more to the right person) depending on condition. Having both forks helps..a lot. Nice...
10-01-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,493
Posted By fishboat

Ya..they are nice bikes. Stock they come it at...

Ya..they are nice bikes. Stock they come it at 21ish pounds, can handle wide tires, carbon fork in the 7.5FX and above, typically most are 3x up front, good component groups on 7.5 and up...and they...
10-01-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By fishboat

Thank you! I never give my phone number out...

Thank you!

I never give my phone number out in any listing deal, but I always wondered why I get so many responses of the type, "I'll take it..send me your phone number..". They always seem more...
09-30-23, 06:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,493
Posted By fishboat

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20230627_134617_71a050ecf0d5675bc088e627ad5727db3a964252.jpg...
Forum: Touring
09-27-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,153
Posted By fishboat

Given the direction this thread is going..it...

Given the direction this thread is going..it would probably be good for the OP to take a look at the following thread:
...
Forum: Touring
09-22-23, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By fishboat

Just get started and in a few days.."bob's your...

Just get started and in a few days.."bob's your uncle" and you're there.

I'm gobsmacked.

Good for him..cycling is a fountain of youth. I hope I can still ride at 90, assuming I make it to...
Forum: Touring
09-21-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,241
Posted By fishboat

Take a look at the first 12-14 miles of the...

Take a look at the first 12-14 miles of the attached map. We rode it last year..it was good. Mostly rural roads with near zero traffic. It takes in a gravel road for 5-6(?) miles a that connect to a...
Forum: Touring
09-09-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By fishboat

At least it'll be reasonably warm. Be sure to...

At least it'll be reasonably warm. Be sure to take a riding jacket or (obviously) rain gear..not to keep you dry so much as to keep you from getting too cool as you ride. Once it's raining and you're...
Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,331
Posted By fishboat

It typically helps quite a bit if the OP (you)...

It typically helps quite a bit if the OP (you) provide some framework of your own plans/ideas that people can work off of rather than "..I know nothing..school me on topic X as I don't want to take...
Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,331
Posted By fishboat

What are your thoughts? What are your plans?...

What are your thoughts? What are your plans? What would you pack and how would you resupply?
Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,807
Posted By fishboat

+1 My dad plowed farm fields behind a horse...

+1

My dad plowed farm fields behind a horse when he was a teenager. He told his dad, "..get a tractor or I'm outta here..".

..instilled habits, whether we know it or not..
Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,807
Posted By fishboat

While do doubt some people are, most folks are...

While do doubt some people are, most folks are not victims. Their low 401k balances are of their own design. As mentioned above, and has been said elsewhere, it's not so much about how much you make,...
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By fishboat

As mentioned above, if the wheels and drivetrain...

As mentioned above, if the wheels and drivetrain are good..with both forks..hard to say no. I have a '93 970 that I did a drop bar conversion on into a touring bike..wonderful ride loaded or...
09-01-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,596
Posted By fishboat

Yes..it appears in our brave new world, facts are...

Yes..it appears in our brave new world, facts are based on who speaks the loudest or most often. Reality is of lesser importance.
08-28-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By fishboat

Shadow Of A Wheel Documentary..PBS

We recently watched a four-part documentary on PBS (streaming) out of North Carolina PBS I think.

If you stream PBS, search for "Shadow of a Wheel". It was released in the last couple months. ...
Forum: Touring
08-16-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,133
Posted By fishboat

..Oofos..I have them also. Currently recovering...

..Oofos..I have them also. Currently recovering from a bout of plantar fasciitis and they've been a great help. I have the slides as my toes don't like the flip-flop type sandals. I think they will...
Forum: Touring
08-15-23, 05:51 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,627
Posted By fishboat

And just where do you think experience comes from...

And just where do you think experience comes from there sonny..?:50:




Design/build manufacturing companies and their associated Marketing groups exist solely to make and sell product as...
08-15-23, 05:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,605
Posted By fishboat

Amen. I built one of Roger's stands and dishing...

Amen. I built one of Roger's stands and dishing tool for about $15. Perfectly good setup to build nice wheels....
Forum: Touring
08-12-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,598
Posted By fishboat

Kind of an aside comment..and undoubtedly I'm...

Kind of an aside comment..and undoubtedly I'm missing something, but these threads on navigation, where people have purchased 3, 4, 5 models of various higher/high-end garmin (or other) units always...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,706
Posted By fishboat

..shrug..it's your decision and you'll live with...

..shrug..it's your decision and you'll live with the outcome whichever direction you go. You asked for advice..and you're getting it from a number of folks. You sound a bit young..and convinced...
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