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05-24-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By fishboat

Good advice given so far. Make sure it's a...

Good advice given so far. Make sure it's a self-etching primer. Auto parts stores that supply auto-painting supplies will carry it.

Sounds like you already have the frame stripped. I wouldn't...
05-24-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By fishboat

Somewhat amusing modern high techy term "vapor...

Somewhat amusing modern high techy term "vapor honing". I used this same process using a small motorized pressure washer to clean up some pickup truck wheels before priming and painting them...just...
05-23-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 181
Posted By fishboat

A friend of mine (woman, 5'3") bought a 13 inch...

A friend of mine (woman, 5'3") bought a 13 inch Marin Muirwoods and is (last I heard) converting it to touring use. It requires a taller seat post than stock, but the top tube is the right length for...
05-23-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By fishboat

Measure the ERD yourself..even posted ERDs by the...

Measure the ERD yourself..even posted ERDs by the mfg can be wrong (example.. H Plus Son Archetype). Make sure you account for all thicknesses in the process(rim thickness, nipple head..). I...
05-23-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 181
Posted By fishboat

I'd agree with cycco's comments..a 15 inch may be...

I'd agree with cycco's comments..a 15 inch may be a stretch for her..possible good fit with some back-swung bars, but a 13 inch is a more sure choice. They are tough to find though.

I'm...
05-23-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 181
Posted By fishboat

Looks like a 17 inch to me, from that period....

Looks like a 17 inch to me, from that period. Unless your 5'3" wife has arms like a spider monkey, it'll be too big for her as the top tube will be too long.

You need to be looking for a 15 inch...
05-23-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By fishboat

I doubt the OP would have gotten as far as he did...

I doubt the OP would have gotten as far as he did if he switched the spoke-sides. I'm assuming a 2mm difference between drive and non-drive side spokes.

OP..look at the outside edge of the...
05-22-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By fishboat

Then you probably shouldn't. That's the issue...

Then you probably shouldn't. That's the issue with not knowing where you're at with accurate tensions. With an accurate tension meter and monitoring where you're at with respect to uniform tension...
05-22-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 373
Posted By fishboat

Keep going, you're not that far out. I'm...

Keep going, you're not that far out.

I'm guessing the answer is no, but do you have an accurate tensiometer? If you're new to this it may be tough for you to appreciate/estimate where your...
05-22-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 534
Posted By fishboat

Sounds like an horrible first-world tragedy. ...

Sounds like an horrible first-world tragedy. Stamp your feet and grab a popsicle..I'm guessing you'll survive to ride anther day.
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By fishboat

Wander around the web and see what a new or used...

Wander around the web and see what a new or used bike with an 853 frame, 525 stays, carbon fork, and 105 groupset goes for..and then reconsider the $420 price. It'll look like a pretty good bargain....
05-19-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By fishboat

Interested. Still available? I know it's been a...

Interested. Still available? I know it's been a while.
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,321
Posted By fishboat

If you're fit enough to attempt this..I suspect...

If you're fit enough to attempt this..I suspect you're fit enough to get a job so others won't have to "provide" for you.

I hope the dogs survive this nonsense.
05-16-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By fishboat

You really need to narrow things down a bit as...

You really need to narrow things down a bit as there have been lots of "fx" models from the 7.1-7.9fx series and the newer fx2, fx3...series. Toss in the WSD versions and you have an additional set...
05-16-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By fishboat

thx for assembling this.

thx for assembling this.
05-14-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By fishboat

Would you mind posting links to the carbon parts...

Would you mind posting links to the carbon parts you upgraded the DS3 with?

OP..if you're turning the bike into a hybrid, I too would give some hard thought to dumping the suspension fork in favor...
05-13-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By fishboat

I run a Truvativ Rouleur (3x9) crankset on one of...

I run a Truvativ Rouleur (3x9) crankset on one of my often-used bikes. Ultegra shifters and front derailleur. Thousands of miles on that bike and I haven't had any issues.

I'd confirm what...
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By fishboat

I had a late 70's 12.2 in red, a buddy had a...

I had a late 70's 12.2 in red, a buddy had a chrome one. In my memory we paid somewhere around $260-$280 for them, new.

I don't follow them these days..someone else will be along with an estimate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By fishboat

https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-Piece-Metatarsal-Pad-...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/2-Piece-Metatarsal-Pad-Set-Ball-of-Foot-Cushions-for-Rapid-Pain-Relief/775535658?athbdg=L1400

Had the same issue. It hurts.

The above works. The photo in the...
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By fishboat

Diamondback DBR Axis TT Pro

This is a local sale I am considering. 18 inch frame. XT drivetrain front to back. Sandvik titanium build. Fork seems to work fine.

I know what the seller is asking. I know what I think I'd...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By fishboat

Agreed..however we're working with tens to...

Agreed..however we're working with tens to hundreds of millions of hits on a search and a short preview of hits isn't indicative of the entire dataset contents. One really needs to review the raw...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By fishboat

Your results will be heavily influenced by...

Your results will be heavily influenced by motorcycle touring then..at least I'm thinking so by the number of motorcycles I see for sale in the craigslist bicycle listings.

In these parts (Great...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By fishboat

There's a drop down on the left side that let's...

There's a drop down on the left side that let's you choose between several dozen countries as well as a composite selection of "Worldwide". Given their lack of understanding that "bikepacking" is...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By fishboat

Passing thought..I just checked the sensitivity...

Passing thought..I just checked the sensitivity of the query to minor changes in the search topic..yikes.. The raw data used for this google analysis needs considerable pre-processing/cleanup. ...
Forum: Touring
05-11-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By fishboat

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1226x649/gtrends_879828e9de77cb13e77888319e241a37fe55609a.jpg

Ran the same setup and results look a bit different, not sure what the...
05-11-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By fishboat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49lAdo_vUX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49lAdo_vUX4
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,870
Posted By fishboat

The Selle R2 certainly looks inviting. I'd...

The Selle R2 certainly looks inviting. I'd definitely give one a spin..but it seems Selle saddles are designed for a 130mm sit bone width..that lets me out. Unfortunate..the rubber-option could be a...
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,870
Posted By fishboat

I've ridden the std C17, C17s with the cutout,...

I've ridden the std C17, C17s with the cutout, B17s, and B17 Imperial(cutout B17).

The C17..no go for me. I've tried lots of adjusting on 25-50 mile rides..just can't get it comfortable.

C17...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-09-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,535
Posted By fishboat

A re-opening on May 14..long time coming ...

A re-opening on May 14..long time coming

https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/newsroom/release/57096

Nice to see.
05-09-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,940
Posted By fishboat

Other biking terms that can be tossed too.. ...

Other biking terms that can be tossed too..

>That catchall cute little term "kit". Too cute for me. The Brits can keep it.

>"Clipless" pedals. Having ridden the first 2-3 decades of my...
05-08-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By fishboat

One thought(data point) on chainstay length. It...

One thought(data point) on chainstay length. It can be an issue when riding with rear panniers. 430mm is considered a somewhat short chainstay in touring bike circles, however my touring bike (drop...
05-07-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 524
Posted By fishboat

First, I'd do some checking to see just how...

First, I'd do some checking to see just how different the geometries of "Endurance, Touring, & Gravel" bikes really are. The names are certainly different, but you may find the actual frame...
05-07-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 68,974
Views: 11,138,103
Posted By fishboat

Benotto

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/539x305/benotto_3a60317d23852865f92f823e89a2bc80c87b8716.jpg

Benotto road bike, Minneapolis, $225
...
05-05-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By fishboat

Never used it. It looks nice in a photo with...

Never used it. It looks nice in a photo with talented users, though photos of anything from a distance always look better than real life.

From my extensive research last year prior to painting...
04-30-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By fishboat

Here's the catalogs and spec manuals..it's all...

Here's the catalogs and spec manuals..it's all there

Trek, Fisher, Klein, Lemond bike catalogs, bicycle brochures (http://www.vintage-trek.com/trek-fisher-klein-lemond.htm)

Trek Bike Models by...
04-29-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By fishboat

I dare say it looks like that bike could ride...

I dare say it looks like that bike could ride gravel.

I was curious by your question and did a quick search on google images on "military bicycles". Some pretty amazing pics there. Hiking with...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,321
Posted By fishboat

+1

+1
04-28-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By fishboat

Adventures with Tension Meters

(This is a bit long..it's mainly targeted at novice, and possibly not so novice, wheel builders and those searching for info in the future.)

I recently built up two sets of wheels. They were my...
04-27-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By fishboat

I'd never buy anything from anyone who writes...

I'd never buy anything from anyone who writes like that. Very strange.
Forum: Touring
04-26-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,704
Posted By fishboat

RWGPS sent out a notice in recent months (..last...

RWGPS sent out a notice in recent months (..last year?) about an elevation flattening option they worked out to correct for roads going through tunnels or over 1000 foot gorges..etc.. It may help.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,081
Posted By fishboat

If the OP spent more time on his bike and less...

If the OP spent more time on his bike and less time trolling BF with trolling topics, he might have fewer trolling questions.
Forum: Touring
04-19-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fishboat

For a lower cost option the Axiom panniers will...

For a lower cost option the Axiom panniers will work plenty well for your needs. They are water resistant(they do have a water proof model for more money). If you need water-proof, get some white...
04-19-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By fishboat

The others have given good advice, but "lather"...

The others have given good advice, but "lather" is not it. I haven't read a Brooks manual in recent years (have a half dozen of various forms of B17's), but I'd be surprised to learn they actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By fishboat

Hope you heal well. That said..bear spray is a...

Hope you heal well. That said..bear spray is a bit over the top. There's plenty of other options that'll work well.

Outrunning a dog is sort of an all or nothing approach. Either you're...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,797
Posted By fishboat

btdt..30 years. True, but like most things in...

btdt..30 years. True, but like most things in life, "it depends.." The other side of the coin is that extended "aim" periods result in the Marketing folks (in product development environments) take...
04-13-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By fishboat

This might cover part or all of it: ...

This might cover part or all of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsdxS046jpo&t=625s
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,797
Posted By fishboat

OP..if you have little experience riding various...

OP..if you have little experience riding various bikes then you can wax-philosophic on an infinite number of topics and likely end up with little progress toward where you'll actually end up, given...
04-11-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By fishboat

Sound like nice tires. How do they wear(great...

Sound like nice tires. How do they wear(great performance & short life or good performance and long lived..etc..)?

The GK Slicks offer very good performance (fast tire with minimal flats in my...
04-10-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By fishboat

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X4H92F6?psc=1&ref=ppx...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X4H92F6?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details


Seems to be very well made. Should be large enough for what you want to do with it.
04-10-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By fishboat

Gravel King Slicks (file thread & different from...

Gravel King Slicks (file thread & different from the SK version). They have three basic versions in terms of the amount of thread(though GK models have really increased in the last couple years). ...
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