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Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By AeroGut

That is crazy. But having been involved with...

That is crazy. But having been involved with State Parks management in the past, I can say that in states where the legislature has control over park fees, when you're lobbying reps to increase your...
09-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Posted By AeroGut

Actually looks like they're going to reintroduce...

Actually looks like they're going to reintroduce MTBs under the Rossignol brand instead of Felt: https://www.rossignol.com/us/rossignol-bikes
09-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By AeroGut

Also, to answer your original question, I believe...

Also, to answer your original question, I believe the shimano model number for those brakes is BR-R550. Instruction manual is here...
09-13-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Posted By AeroGut

I don't know the background to the decision, but...

I don't know the background to the decision, but they have confirmed this year that they're done with MTBs. Reported here among other places:...
09-10-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Posted By AeroGut

I've got a 2013 Felt 9 twenty that I really like....

I've got a 2013 Felt 9 twenty that I really like. It's also a great fast cross-country hardtail, though not as nice as what you got. I'm disappointed Felt gave up on MTBs this year.
09-10-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By AeroGut

If it wasn't left open for a long time and the...

If it wasn't left open for a long time and the seal is tight, I wouldn't worry too much. The amount of moisture in the air that was trapped in when you closed should be minimal. You just want to...
09-08-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By AeroGut

I'm pretty sure that's a fairly standard...

I'm pretty sure that's a fairly standard symmetric 4-bolt 104 BCD chainring based on the prowheel website. Lots of brands make them. Double check that you have room for a slightly larger chainring....
09-04-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 63,928
Views: 9,846,434
Posted By AeroGut

Same guy also selling an Olmo ...

Same guy also selling an Olmo

https://images.craigslist.org/01111_70mG7jUFHRuz_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-olmo-vintage-racing-bike/7375538735.html
09-04-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63,928
Views: 9,846,434
Posted By AeroGut

Pinarello Vuelta near Cincinnati. This might...

Pinarello Vuelta near Cincinnati.

This might deserve to be in the Wacky thread, but the seller includes the original stem and cockpit. Based on Shimano components, I think it's 1998?
...
08-31-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By AeroGut

If they're the same price and condition,...

If they're the same price and condition, definitely go for the Cube
08-30-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By AeroGut

There are a few different levels of Rockhopper....

There are a few different levels of Rockhopper. Which specific one are you looking at? As a general evaluation, one nice thing about Rockhoppers is that they use the same frame as the top end...
08-29-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By AeroGut

That Burley version looks cool, but it weighs...

That Burley version looks cool, but it weighs 21.5 lbs (I think BOB is about 15) and costs $490 plus a $30 axle ($60 if you use a thru-axle) that you have to buy separately.
08-29-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,663
Posted By AeroGut

Mine was a 1991 Bridgestone MB-2, purchased used...

Mine was a 1991 Bridgestone MB-2, purchased used from a schoolmate in 1992 for a price that in retrospect suggests it was likely stolen. Quickly displaced the Ross Signature series road bike that was...
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By AeroGut

Looking at the pics, I assumed those canti mounts...

Looking at the pics, I assumed those canti mounts were an aftermarket improvisation, but looking at other Mountaineers online it seems like they really did sell them with clamped on posts, apparently...
08-27-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 63,928
Views: 9,846,434
Posted By AeroGut

Barely vintage, but a 1998 (based on components....

Barely vintage, but a 1998 (based on components. Ad says 1999) T1000 for $500 near Cincinnati. Magura hydraulic rim brakes.
...
08-27-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By AeroGut

Take a look at cargo bike wheels. Plenty of 20"...

Take a look at cargo bike wheels. Plenty of 20" options with disc rotor mounts and heavy-duty axles. Or if you want to keep it relatively cheap, get some 14mm axle freewheel compatible BMX rear...
08-18-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By AeroGut

You probably already found this, but in case not,...

You probably already found this, but in case not, Rockshox has a site here: https://trailhead.rockshox.com/en/search/ that you can search by your fork serial number to get exactly which model it is...
08-12-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,053
Posted By AeroGut

Depends a lot on what kind of impacts your tires...

Depends a lot on what kind of impacts your tires take and how low your tire pressure is. With low pressure, traction is better, but it takes less of a hit to pinch flat. If you're having a lot of...
08-10-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 63,928
Views: 9,846,434
Posted By AeroGut

What does he mean by "this bike is quite likely...

What does he mean by "this bike is quite likely the only bike of its type extant"? The condition? It is certainly beautiful.
07-31-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By AeroGut

No personal experience but this post from slow...

No personal experience but this post from slow twitch forums says to punch from rider's left side:...
07-25-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By AeroGut

No, these are intended to be only on the left...

No, these are intended to be only on the left side. Measuring only on one side has a lot of disadvantages, but makes the system less expensive. There's a good discussion of the pros and cons here:...
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By AeroGut

The middle section of the historic D&H canal...

The middle section of the historic D&H canal followed the Delaware river northwest from Port jervis to Lackawaxen, which was part of the route I took. If OP was considering going in that direction, I...
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By AeroGut

I rode from Hancock down to philadelphia along...

I rode from Hancock down to philadelphia along the Delaware some years ago, and my recollection from back then is that the only stretch where there is an off-road option is south of Easton....
07-23-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 2,868,794
Posted By AeroGut

I have a long torso and short legs, so the long...

I have a long torso and short legs, so the long top tube isn't much of a problem, but I still use short reach compact drops (with a normal 100mm stem) to bring things in a bit closer. The only...
07-10-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By AeroGut

Issi Thumps are also popular. $50 with...

Issi Thumps are also popular. $50 with replaceable pins and $40 with plastic pins: Issi Thump (https://rideissi.com/pedals/thump)
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By AeroGut

In addition to comfort, it's also worth thinking...

In addition to comfort, it's also worth thinking about fueling. On shorter rides you don't need to eat much and you can run a calorie deficit, but that doesn't work on a much longer ride. Especially...
06-25-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By AeroGut

That's an old wives' tale. Another version says...

That's an old wives' tale. Another version says that if the bearings completely lock, they'll unscrew so as not to break your ankle, but even a really really really bad set of bearings wouldn't...
06-25-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,113
Posted By AeroGut

I think yes. Even without a dropper, if you...

I think yes. Even without a dropper, if you spread your knees away from the seat instead of squeezing it, you can tilt the bike side to side independent of your body, especially useful for leaning...
06-20-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 63,928
Views: 9,846,434
Posted By AeroGut

Tall Witcomb USA $2000 near Cincinnati Some...

Tall Witcomb USA $2000 near Cincinnati
Some Campy parts and Phil hubs (with Campy skewers?)

https://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_bnKEhlM9eFuz_0t20t2_600x450.jpg
...
06-18-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By AeroGut

While you're figuring it out, at least take off...

While you're figuring it out, at least take off the frog pedals and sell those. There's still a robust market for them, especially now that you can't get them new anymore. And if you're trying to...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By AeroGut

Not answering your specific question, but just a...

Not answering your specific question, but just a heads-up for anyone doing ohio to erie this summer - there's a closed section of the little miami trail north of cincinnati that you'll need to detour...
05-30-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 63,928
Views: 9,846,434
Posted By AeroGut

Team Crest Cannondale - $600 Cincinnati ...

Team Crest Cannondale - $600 Cincinnati

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_jjYTXqVw5pCz_0CI0sS_600x450.jpg
...
05-30-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 63,928
Views: 9,846,434
Posted By AeroGut

Raleigh Team USA(?) - $250 Cincinnati ...

Raleigh Team USA(?) - $250 Cincinnati

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_7EeAFrMruqoz_0CI0lZ_600x450.jpg

Seller is not sure it's real. You guys who know these bikes can probably tell from the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,215
Posted By AeroGut

Sounds like you're set on the Katy Trail, but if...

Sounds like you're set on the Katy Trail, but if you change your mind and end up on Ohio to Erie, I'd suggest skipping the end part within the city of Cincinnati since the bike path ends and leaves...
05-20-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,364
Posted By AeroGut

If he's not going to ship, somebody ought to wait...

If he's not going to ship, somebody ought to wait a few weeks and then buy the remainders at a discount and resell them with shipping at a markup. That is, assuming you could bring yourself to sell...
05-20-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,364
Posted By AeroGut

Are the prices of the bikes posted anywhere...

Are the prices of the bikes posted anywhere (maybe with photos of the ones that aren't on the website already)?
05-17-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,602
Posted By AeroGut

Discussed in this thread:...

Discussed in this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/939123-tange-prestige-quality.html

Short version: the classic 80's Prestige was 7/4/7 butted, whereas the current "Prestige" that...
05-16-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By AeroGut

The All-stars list is interesting. They're...

The All-stars list is interesting. They're obviously highlighting teenagers, but how can a 17yo Hincapie make it, but not Andy Hampsten? The guy never got any love.
05-09-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By AeroGut

Cool. Thanks.

Cool. Thanks.
05-09-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By AeroGut

Pro racing mag wheels

I noticed in the short course XC world cup race Friday in Albstadt that some of the women were riding with what look like BMX-style six-spoke mag wheels. The image below is a screen shot of the...
05-01-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By AeroGut

I would be surprised if Litespeed didn't use all...

I would be surprised if Litespeed didn't use all metric. If no one around here knows the answer, I recommend contacting Lynskey. They can probably tell you. Worst case tap it out a tiny bit larger...
04-27-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,338
Posted By AeroGut

^^^Those Boardwalks were lugged up until 1995 or...

^^^Those Boardwalks were lugged up until 1995 or 96, and I'm pretty sure those later years had 135 spacing in the rear (my unlugged 1997 is 135). Has rack/fender mounts. Tire clearance is generous...
04-23-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By AeroGut

Looks to me like the rear brake has been mounted...

Looks to me like the rear brake has been mounted with a drop-bolt, so frame was originally designed for longer reach. Seems like they just put a race fork and components onto whatever frame they had...
04-22-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By AeroGut

Thanks all!

Thanks all!
04-22-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By AeroGut

What is this Maillard thru-axle looking thing?

This image is from an eBay listing, but I'm asking because I found a similar one around our co-op. Seller says it's for a roof rack, but that seems unlikely to me. It's a thick axle (~ 2 cm diameter...
04-22-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By AeroGut

With regard to your specific question about the...

With regard to your specific question about the length of the housing, the reason it doesn't have the big curve that you're used to seeing is that this somewhat new design (meaning within the last 15...
04-14-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By AeroGut

This is pretty much a short person problem. If...

This is pretty much a short person problem. If you're right on the edge, a fender or a long pair of shoes or a set of long cranks will put you over, but if you normally ride frames about 51 or...
04-13-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By AeroGut

That design stuck around much longer than the...

That design stuck around much longer than the original Aheadset model and it is certainly not unique, nor ancient. I have one stock on a 2008 bike from after they changed the brand to Cane Creek, and...
04-12-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By AeroGut

1) not all headsets have covers 2) even if they...

1) not all headsets have covers
2) even if they do, it's an optional part. Basically just a differently shaped spacer
So I will rephrase. The split ring is the last essential piece before the...
04-12-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By AeroGut

Is it a circle with a break in it? It may be the...

Is it a circle with a break in it? It may be the wedge that is the last piece to put into the top of the headset before you put your spacers and stem on.
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