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09-12-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,581
Posted By gorillimo

Was a quiet afternoon. On call for work. Messed...

Was a quiet afternoon. On call for work.
Messed around with the bikes. Working on the yard. Was a Lyle Lovett kinda day. This was a great one. Lyle playing a Guy Clark tune....
09-12-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By gorillimo

ok, thanks! Itís 9 speed. I see that makes a...

ok, thanks! Itís 9 speed. I see that makes a difference.....
09-12-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By gorillimo

Indexed chain ok to break?

Hi all!
New to indexed drivelines. Ridden vintage Campy forever. Just picked up thisí06 Lemond. Shimano 105 equipped. The chain is caked with gunk. It shifts great. Go figure. Can I just break the...
09-12-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,478
Posted By gorillimo

Ok, thanks! Sounds like the plain bearing ones...

Ok, thanks! Sounds like the plain bearing ones will be fine on my road only bike. OTOH, Iím cheap, but like to support Rivendell. Putting together an order now. Hard to get stuff. Brooks wrench,...
09-11-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,238
Posted By gorillimo

Ride the forward curve of the bars for a good...

Ride the forward curve of the bars for a good climbing position. Pretty much like riding the hoods on drop bars. I like to wrap forward of the levers for that reason. ...
09-11-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,581
Posted By gorillimo

Bassist in a band I was in is a luthier. Does...

Bassist in a band I was in is a luthier. Does work for some big names. We came in for practice, and he drew us into the inner workshop. Opened a case, and it was one of Knopfler's guitars. Felt like...
09-11-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By gorillimo

Awesome! Making me feel guilty about questioning...

Awesome! Making me feel guilty about questioning if I would ride my Surly Cross Check with North Road bars on a century......
09-11-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,478
Posted By gorillimo

These are the ones I'm running. BTW, turns out...

These are the ones I'm running. BTW, turns out Cambria Bike has them for half of Rivendell's price. $14.99 VP Grind pedals. Great deal for the price. And, no metal pins to scar legs with!...
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09-11-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,581
Posted By gorillimo

'The Delicate Sound of Thunder". Live Floyd. ...

'The Delicate Sound of Thunder". Live Floyd. That ripping guitar solo on "Comfortably Numb". ...
09-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 736,646
Posted By gorillimo

Retirement at the end of the month. Wanting to...

Retirement at the end of the month. Wanting to ride more. Maybe ride with the local club. Picked this up last week to supplement my all arounder Cross Check. Thinking itís a do anything quiver for my...
09-11-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,478
Posted By gorillimo

Flat pedals. Clemís from Rivendell. A lot of the...

Flat pedals. Clemís from Rivendell. A lot of the time riding in sandals. No socks. Not racing, enjoy the freedom of choice. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 123,547
Posted By gorillimo

Worked hard, fast and late yesterday. Felt pretty...

Worked hard, fast and late yesterday. Felt pretty low key this am. Even after 2 cups of french press! Got out my new Lemond and worked on making it fit me. New 28c Michelin tires.They fit great. Much...
09-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By gorillimo

Revised position this am. Shorter stem. Re-angled...

Revised position this am. Shorter stem. Re-angled the bars to get the ramps higher. Seat was all the way back. Lemond's have a slack seat angle, so I moved it to about the middle. The shorter cockpit...
09-06-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By gorillimo

Been riding these on my Cross Check. Noirette...

Been riding these on my Cross Check. Noirette plus bars. Slightly raised mustache type. Multiple hand positions. Iím happy with them....
09-06-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By gorillimo

Just trying drop bars again now. Had a three...

Just trying drop bars again now. Had a three level cervical fusion last August. Been riding mustache bars. First test ride today, only 20 miles or so. Neck is kind of sore. Going to try changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 123,547
Posted By gorillimo

Iíve got a WTB saddle I like a lot Iím going to...

Iíve got a WTB saddle I like a lot Iím going to try. Otherwise I may go with a Brooks on the Lemond
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 123,547
Posted By gorillimo

Iíll give them a try! Thanks. Itíll never equal...

Iíll give them a try! Thanks. Itíll never equal my Surly Cross Check on 42ís for comfort, but I can improve it.. Different bikes for different reasons... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 123,547
Posted By gorillimo

what 28ís you running? They vary from true size....

what 28ís you running? They vary from true size. I like the idea! Iím ok even if I have to put the wheels on, then inflate. Thanks, Bill
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 123,547
Posted By gorillimo

New to me Toumalet!

Just scored this one. I’m stoked!
I’m on the shorter side, and used Lemond’s are rare in this area. Bike is a great fit, very nice shape. It was the guys back up bike and was rarely ridden. Retiring...
Forum: For Sale
08-10-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By gorillimo

Very interested. Size is borderline for me. Could...

Very interested. Size is borderline for me. Could you get a stand over height for me? Thanks, Bill
05-15-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By gorillimo

I just missed a clean one yesterday. CL, was...

I just missed a clean one yesterday. CL, was asking $250.00. Kinda cool, it was in the Nevada City /Grass Valley area.. I thought about it too much and missed...
05-15-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,042
Posted By gorillimo

I just missed a clean one yesterday. CL, was...

I just missed a clean one yesterday. CL, was asking $250.00. Kinda cool, it was in the Nevada City /Grass Valley area.. I thought about it too much and missed...
03-07-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,853
Posted By gorillimo

I like fenders on utilitarian bikes. Not much...

I like fenders on utilitarian bikes. Not much chance of rain here, but it just defines the bike!...
03-07-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 43,547
Posted By gorillimo

Love my modded Rockhopper! Great exploring bike. ...

Love my modded Rockhopper! Great exploring bike.
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01-25-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,455
Posted By gorillimo

Took a couple tries at stems. Good thing Iíve got...

Took a couple tries at stems. Good thing Iíve got a friendly co-op in town!
Super good for me now....
01-20-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,455
Posted By gorillimo

I have a 3 Level cervical fusion. Before it, pain...

I have a 3 Level cervical fusion. Before it, pain caused me to ride upright. Now, my neck doesnít work with drops. Really liking my Surly Cross Check. Comfortable bars, 42c tires run softly. Go...
01-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By gorillimo

im really good with my swept bars and grips. ...

im really good with my swept bars and grips.
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12-26-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,474
Posted By gorillimo

I have 3 levels fused in my neck. It doesn’t like...

I have 3 levels fused in my neck. It doesn’t like the tilt to look up from drop bars. I was riding a modded Rockhopper. Was about to hit the button on a demo Rivendell, when a Surly Cross Check came...
12-20-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,023
Posted By gorillimo

Hi. Got them on Amazon. Noirette Plus. Pretty...

Hi. Got them on Amazon. Noirette Plus. Pretty reasonable, too. $39.00, or so. Very versatile and comfortable. I've got at least three usable positions on them.
...
12-09-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,881
Posted By gorillimo

I really like the bars I got off Amazon. Noirette...

I really like the bars I got off Amazon. Noirette plus. Not quite mustache bars, very versatile and comfortable.$39.00...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,909
Posted By gorillimo

Exactly my plan.

Exactly my plan.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,909
Posted By gorillimo

They raised the price to $425 by the time I got...

They raised the price to $425 by the time I got there. Rougher then the pic looked. That's normal. Needed lots of restore. Painted seatpost, badly rusted headset, skewers etc. Short, corroded stem....
Replies: 8
Views: 1,909
Posted By gorillimo

Bridgestone XO-2?

Local co-op got an XO-2 in my size. $300.00 Thinking it might be fun to have one of the original gravel bikes. Iíve got a Cross Check, but itís set up street biased. Iíd set the XO up with bigger...
12-03-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,566
Posted By gorillimo

My Rockhopper has become a great all arounder....

My Rockhopper has become a great all arounder. Have a lot of fun running it around. ...
12-02-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,023
Posted By gorillimo

Surly Cross Check. I'm really liking it. ...

Surly Cross Check. I'm really liking it. Comfortable, versatile. A keeper.
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11-10-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,023
Posted By gorillimo

42 Conti Speedrides. Roll well,handle our local...

42 Conti Speedrides. Roll well,handle our local hardtrack well. Like!...
11-10-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,042
Posted By gorillimo

itís a great general purpose setup! Gotten to...

itís a great general purpose setup! Gotten to really appreciate all arounder bikes. Lighter build then most hybrids. Still enough for trail riding. Better on the roads. Comfortable position. Iím not...
11-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By gorillimo

Missed it. Got in from work, called. He was just...

Missed it. Got in from work, called. He was just deleting the ad. Oh well. Probably saved me a lot of work.....
I restore vintage drums, have plenty of projects to finish now.
11-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By gorillimo

Thought about trying a pipe inside to pop it out...

Thought about trying a pipe inside to pop it out . Then After thinking about it, wondering what effect that much of a kink would have in frame alignment. Going to go get a look at it this evening,...
11-10-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By gorillimo

Seat tube dent- A really worry?531C

Hi all. A Trek 620 is on our local CL. Looks decent. It'd be pretty cool to have. 531 CS Reynolds.Classic lugged, MUSA, hand made frame. Cheap. $150 obo. *But*, it has a dent in the seat tube....
10-25-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,726
Posted By gorillimo

Iíve been good with these. Noirette plus, from...

Iíve been good with these. Noirette plus, from Amazon. Multiple hand positions. Comfortable angles. Weíre all different, ymmv. ...
10-23-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,392
Posted By gorillimo

Yes, it makes me ride to what it suits it. Iím OK...

Yes, it makes me ride to what it suits it. Iím OK with that. The trail in the pic is my favorite ride. It does well on it. Canít keep up with the local club racing pack on the road either!
10-22-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,392
Posted By gorillimo

Donít have to, I choose to.! Devotee of the Grant...

Donít have to, I choose to.! Devotee of the Grant Peterson ďjust rideĒ philosophy. Sold my Klein road and FSR mt bikes.
Use this for everything. Itís a bike, ride it!
Replies: 24
Views: 5,020
Posted By gorillimo

I was about to hit the button on a demo Riv Clem....

I was about to hit the button on a demo Riv Clem. A super low mileage Cross Check came up local. Very similar, 1/3 the money. A year later, still very satisfied with the bike....
10-22-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,141
Posted By gorillimo

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Upright bars with more pullback will get you there....
10-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,392
Posted By gorillimo

My only bike. I ride it everywhere. ...

My only bike. I ride it everywhere.
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10-21-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,593
Posted By gorillimo

I used a gauge when I first mounted the tires...

I used a gauge when I first mounted the tires Since then, go by feel. Running Conti Speed Rides. 42cm....
10-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,593
Posted By gorillimo

The bars are Noirette plus, from Amazon. Pretty...

The bars are Noirette plus, from Amazon.
Pretty funny. The bike previous to this was a modded Rockhopper!...
10-19-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,593
Posted By gorillimo

Id been leaning towards more versatile bikes. A...

Id been leaning towards more versatile bikes. A Grant Peterson fanboy. Was about to hit the button on a demo Riv. The next day the CC came up local. Very similar, but 1/3 the price. Goes anywhere,...
10-19-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,593
Posted By gorillimo

This one *is* my only bike.....

This one *is* my only bike.....
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