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10-02-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By shelbyfv

Kudos for an original post.:thumb: Not even...

Kudos for an original post.:thumb: Not even Winter yet....
09-30-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,352
Posted By Cougrrcj

My old '75 Fuji S-10S - is easily ridden 'no...

My old '75 Fuji S-10S - is easily ridden 'no hands' due to long-ish wheelbase, slack angles and low trail fork. The '86 Miyata 710 is a bit more 'twitchy', but it can still be done... IF I ride...
09-26-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By FBOATSB

You mentioned old Puch road bikes. You need to...

You mentioned old Puch road bikes. You need to ask a mod to move this thread to C&V so many pics can be demanded. Are your rims steel or aluminum? A lot of old rims that I seem to find seem to have a...
09-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By restlessswind

jsut to make sure, you don't have V-brake only...

jsut to make sure, you don't have V-brake only levers on? They don't have enough leverage. The cable sits differently than in canti or sidepull levers (unless you have drop bars, of course)
09-11-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By Rick

I look at the picture of the brake and it looks...

I look at the picture of the brake and it looks like someone setup the brake with the cam release lever open. If so loosen the cable and close the lever and readjust the brake.
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By staehpj1

I seriously doubt that. Last time I checked there...

I seriously doubt that. Last time I checked there were over 46,000 covid deaths in Florida. I personally know several people who have died this year of covid and others who have been gravely ill....
08-20-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By icemilkcoffee

If you just want to go to 7 speed, there is no...

If you just want to go to 7 speed, there is no need to mess with the frame. Just swap to a 7 speed HG hub. The RSX, RX100, 105 and 600 groups all had 7 speed HG hubs in 126mm width. Another option is...
08-12-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,489
Posted By davester

I think that what you are referring to is...

I think that what you are referring to is potential high level. For example, at 65 I decided that I should train for and ride the Markleeville Deathride (130 miles, 16,000 feet of climbing, entire...
08-11-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Racing Dan

$1, no brain, gear hanger alignment! :-)

Did like this today. Worked great.

https://youtu.be/WS2vd8N1Vos
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,066
Posted By Papa Tom

Commercially available chocolate chip cookies...

Commercially available chocolate chip cookies haven't tasted right in at least 25 years, maybe longer. I think it began when they replaced the sugar with high fructose corn syrup and got much worse...
08-07-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,489
Posted By wolfchild

Speed isn't a good way to measure fitness. I...

Speed isn't a good way to measure fitness. I think that hill climbing is a much better way to measure fitness. Anybody can ride fast if they have a right type of a bike and favorable road and...
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,775
Posted By indyfabz

I know some people eat carp. What does it taste...

I know some people eat carp. What does it taste like?:D
08-03-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By trailangel

Ya... Don't turn the bike upside down.

Ya... Don't turn the bike upside down.
07-27-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By robertj298

Used the wrong end of tool duh and had trouble...

Used the wrong end of tool duh and had trouble threading it in
Forum: Touring
07-25-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,599
Posted By kaos joe

I can personally assure you all that "Potable...

I can personally assure you all that "Potable Aqua" brand chlorine dioxide tablets will assure that your water is free of pathogens, and it will also mask the taste of "hotel tap water".

It will...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,500
Posted By skookum

Everywhere in the mountains where we recreate...

Everywhere in the mountains where we recreate here is grizzly country. I have seen them when cycling, hiking, backpacking, but most often from inside a car on the side of the road.
Always carry bear...
07-05-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Kapusta

I used to be one of those folks who thought it...

I used to be one of those folks who thought it only needed to cover the spike holes.

I was wrong.
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,138
Posted By 101stairborne

If you wait for all the lights to turn green you...

If you wait for all the lights to turn green you are never going to get to town.
07-02-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By PDKL45

I just ordered 700x32c folding bead Gatorskins...

I just ordered 700x32c folding bead Gatorskins instead of the Paselas. Same weight, give or take 50 grams or so, and a bit more more suited to my bike.

I had a hell of a time last night after work...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,114
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had to adjust my rear derailleur a couple times...

I had to adjust my rear derailleur a couple times on that ride, thus it was time to figure out what was wrong. I had three strands left when I replaced this one, date on the photo is nine years ago....
06-10-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By Geepig

The choices we make are not all defined by our...

The choices we make are not all defined by our bikes, so my 'bike' toolboxes travel around the farm, around the village and beyond, finding their use in many circumstances - gas pipes in a cottage, a...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,563
Posted By imi

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

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150 ml cold soaked oats
300 ml water
30 ml Nescafé gold instant coffee
Pinch of...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,124
Posted By djb

I've ridden on tons of roads like this, if like...

I've ridden on tons of roads like this, if like in the photo there was oncoming truck or trucks, and behind me , especially another truck, I'm enough of a motor vehicle driver to know that it will be...
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,124
Posted By Doug64

I am involved with teaching bike safety in our...

I am involved with teaching bike safety in our school district. In our program we teach the kids, 5th graders, to ride on the roads. Our graduation ride culminates with a ride around our small city,...
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,563
Posted By balto charlie

This is a great lightweight combo for breakfast....

This is a great lightweight combo for breakfast. I have been adding hemp seeds into the mix along with walnuts. Easy and packed full of protein. I often make smoothies at home full of all of this...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,934
Posted By KPREN

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission...

I am gregarious and often just ask for permission to set up quietly, leave no trace and be gone early. No trespassing signs simply mean ask permission. Once in a while I am denied and graciously...
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Permethrin on clothing needs to be renewed every...

Permethrin on clothing needs to be renewed every 6 weeks or every 6 washings, whichever comes first. It works great. Picaridin is superior to DEET and doesn't damage plastic. Also works great. Just...
02-27-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Often, the short piece of housing near the RDER...

Often, the short piece of housing near the RDER is a major contributor because of the sharp bend. The cable tends to wear into the housing.
IF you haven't replaced the housing in several years, do...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By balto charlie

Love this guy. I grew up in Utah in the 60's and...

Love this guy. I grew up in Utah in the 60's and we used to visit the Arches, Bryce, ZIon etc when the roads were dirt, no bathroom just pit toilets. Abbey describes those parks just like I remember...
02-16-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Unless you're the shop, in which case the wheel...

Unless you're the shop, in which case the wheel set would be what you'd want to sell your customer:) Before you do much more I suggest assessing the wheel's general condition. Spoke tension evenness,...
02-08-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Scott- What kind of frame material? There are...

Scott- What kind of frame material? There are some really wild things that can be done if money is no object and the BB won't remove using the usual force methods.

Try removing the other side...
02-08-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By '02 nrs

bb removal/

try installing the tool on the drive side or slacken off your tool attaching bolt slightly on the nds then apply torque....
02-02-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,337
Posted By DiabloScott

Cheapest option of all... don't bother. ...

Cheapest option of all... don't bother.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/405x720/presta_f59ad31e17056ead1a4c6e820bf09e614a6ca206.jpg
Works fine, lasts long time.
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,024
Posted By indyfabz

It was totally dry and cool during he climb, and...

It was totally dry and cool during he climb, and I did not get very sweaty at all. I storm moved in while I was at the summit (Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in MT) layering up for the descent. Took...
11-27-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By mpetry912

I'd say let those kids figure it out. as a...

I'd say let those kids figure it out.

as a young person, fixing my bike was a formative experience and conferred valuable problem solving and analytical skills that served well in later life.
...
11-20-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By Eggman84

When cleaning anything outside,(even with...

When cleaning anything outside,(even with "biodegradable" products) try to make sure your wash/rinse water goes to a sanitary ewer that leads to a wastewater treatment plant and not the storm sewer,...
11-16-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,670
Posted By MyRedTrek

Hog. Wash. Or BS. Or complete myth.[/QUOTE] ...

Hog. Wash. Or BS. Or complete myth.[/QUOTE]
What?? :eek:

My entire life has been a lie!!

:lol:
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,562
Posted By indyfabz

I crossed the country with a guy who would...

I crossed the country with a guy who would sometimes get fully loaded during the day. He crashed twice and nearly got arrested. One night he didn’t show up at camp until long after everyone else was...
11-11-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Geepig

Enjoying cheap is an artform in itself. I have a...

Enjoying cheap is an artform in itself. I have a cheap bike with a coaster brake that often refuses to re-engage drive after using the brake, so I often have to push it and pedal for up to 200 m...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,562
Posted By Doug64

In the last 12 years my wife and I have bike...

In the last 12 years my wife and I have bike toured a total of 2 years. During that time we have done two 3-month tours, and several tours longer than 2 months. I consider all of our tours being...
11-01-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By joeruge

Could be a couple of things going on here. The...

Could be a couple of things going on here. The lag in applying power does sound like something going on with the freehub. But slack chain between the jockey pulley and the chain ring sounds to me...
10-30-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,857
Posted By dsbrantjr

An experiment is the only way to be certain...

An experiment is the only way to be certain...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,244
Posted By detroitjim

Just seems odd that someone would refer to...

Just seems odd that someone would refer to equipment they are using as "obsolete".
I'd speculate that a lot tourers are pedaling bicycles that are no longer made. Can only imagine the looks you...
10-16-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By dsbrantjr

Too-tight cone adjustment will also result in a...

Too-tight cone adjustment will also result in a rough or notchy feel.
Edit: This can be caused by by an adjustment which feels perfect on the bench but then becomes too tight when the axle is...
10-03-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By dedhed

Make sure something like the screw holding the...

Make sure something like the screw holding the cable guide on the bottom of the shell isn't causing misalignment. I had a similar problem on a Koga with internal light wiring.

Does the DS cup...
04-28-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,449
Posted By AlmostTrick

Post your homemade Wheel Dishing tool!

I made this recently out of leftover materials I had lying around.

One section of 1 1/2" perforated angle steel (26 inches long)
Two 5" sections of 2x4
4 wood screws with washers
3/8" threaded...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 02:55 PM
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