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02-11-24, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By stevel610

While I have 2 derailleur bikes, 95% of my riding...

While I have 2 derailleur bikes, 95% of my riding is on my 2 single speeds.

One data point about "slow equals safe". I've had 2 significant crashes both at @12 mph / 18kph. One off road when I was...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,533
Posted By stevel610

I think a 5 mile commute is just right.

I think a 5 mile commute is just right.
01-30-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By stevel610

I had a pedal that wouldn't come off a new used...

I had a pedal that wouldn't come off a new used bike. Tried heat, penetrating oil, finally took it to a mechanic who put a 2 foot pipe on a pedal wrench. It came right off.
01-20-24, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By stevel610

WABI Thunder if you can get by with 1 speed. Fits...

WABI Thunder if you can get by with 1 speed. Fits 700x50c.
12-05-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,196
Posted By stevel610

You can return it up to a year. BTW- I've...

You can return it up to a year.

BTW- I've only had good experiences with REI bike shops. Both King of Prussia and before that Conshohocken in PA.
11-24-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By stevel610

The 28x1.35 is a European measurement. The 35x622...

The 28x1.35 is a European measurement. The 35x622 ERTO means the tire is 700x35c.
09-27-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 300,308
Posted By stevel610

1000! ...

1000!
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Early 80s Schwinn Traveler. 3916 fixed with an 18 tooth Freewheel....
08-22-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,253
Posted By stevel610

Not going to list all dates and mileage. ...

Not going to list all dates and mileage.
August Goal - As many as I can
August as of 8/22 - 180 miles.
08-20-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By stevel610

btt. Still available.

btt. Still available.
08-20-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,618
Posted By stevel610

Hi Gregory, I look forward to seeing your...

Hi Gregory,

I look forward to seeing your post in 2033 "I left biking 10 years ago when I needed to focus on family. I've gained 75 pounds and looking to get back......". 😁

Actually, congrats...
08-14-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By stevel610

Understand, I wasn't denigrating the GP5000S....

Understand, I wasn't denigrating the GP5000S. Truth told I've been riding them 2 years on both tarmac and gravel, and this was the first flat. It could've been an anomaly. I think they're great, and...
08-13-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By stevel610

Why Gatorskins Rock

Was changing some tires today and saw this in the Gatorskin. Was still holding air and nothing showed on the inside.

Changed a GP5000, went around the block and the front flatted. When fixing I...
08-13-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By stevel610

Measured today with calipers: Thunder Wheels ...

Measured today with calipers:
Thunder Wheels
32 Gatorskins measure 1.31" or 33.27mm
32 GP5000 measure 1.22"-1.28" which = 31mm and 32.5 mm

Classic Wheels
32 Gatorskins both 1.22" which = 31mm...
08-04-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By stevel610

32c on WABI Classic vs WABI Thunder

I have both a Wabi Classic and Thunder. While the Thunder will fit 50c tires, the Classic has room for 32's on the regular "lightweight" wheels. But how would the wider rims do with 32c tires on the...
07-23-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,084
Posted By stevel610

July 4 - 23. 202 miles just getting back in...

July 4 - 23. 202 miles
just getting back in the saddle. Using a century in September as my goal to keep me motivated.
07-12-23, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By stevel610

Who woulda thunk aluminim foil. It worked. Thanks!

Who woulda thunk aluminim foil. It worked. Thanks!
07-02-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,380
Posted By stevel610

Depending on which bike, between 65-70 gear...

Depending on which bike, between 65-70 gear inches.
42/18 with a 50c tire.
44/17 with a 32c tire.
07-02-23, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By stevel610

Near miss = close call. Wind up on ground =...

Near miss = close call.
Wind up on ground = accident.
Trauma Center = bad accident.

Hope you heal up ok.
06-28-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 91,667
Posted By stevel610

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Had the WABI fixed out today.
06-20-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,056
Posted By stevel610

5:30 am on the work days.

5:30 am on the work days.
06-17-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,223
Posted By stevel610

Wow, what a story. Hope you fully recovered.

Wow, what a story. Hope you fully recovered.
06-15-23, 07:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,223
Posted By stevel610

Viscount death fork. ...

Viscount death fork.
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06-11-23, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By stevel610

I'm always a "if pt might work" I'd try that...

I'm always a "if pt might work" I'd try that first. Just because an operation takes place doesn't mean the issue will be resolved.
03-16-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By stevel610

Are you sure you need new bearings? You might...

Are you sure you need new bearings? You might want to just disassemble the hub, clean and re-grease the bearings. I've done that on a couple Fuji Gran Tourer 12s and they were fine.

Otherwise...
03-14-23, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By stevel610

Looks great. Glad they got profanity in...

Looks great. Glad they got profanity in there...cause there's nothing that says "command of the English language" like a good f-bomb.......
03-13-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By stevel610

No help on those. I have several pairs of thick...

No help on those. I have several pairs of thick socks from Cabelas. Several years old so I don't have specofics. Though they do make a thinner sock also which is nice for Summer boot wear.
Replies: 15
Views: 2,370
Posted By stevel610

If you search, or google "fixed gear century" you...

If you search, or google "fixed gear century" you will find a lot of information which will be applicable.

One point was to make sure you gear low enough. The worst that happens is you finish a...
03-07-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By stevel610

I have a pair. I see you are in my neck of the...

I have a pair. I see you are in my neck of the woods. Message me your number or email and we can arrange to meet up. Have a dirt drop stem for them as well if you'd like to see it.
02-16-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By stevel610

Sorry about the health issues. Good luck on your...

Sorry about the health issues. Good luck on your recovery.

Yeah, first choice would be to use the current bike and build up a rear wheel.

For the Worksman I would go for a regular Newsboy or...
02-02-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,076
Posted By stevel610

Sounds like a nice ride. Wish I were closer. ...

Sounds like a nice ride. Wish I were closer.

I did a mini tour of 5 missions around San Antonio last June.
Forum: Introductions
01-22-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By stevel610

Welcome!

Welcome!
01-10-23, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,814
Posted By stevel610

Truth. You can "keep up with the road bikes" or...

Truth. You can "keep up with the road bikes" or "get up steeper hills". Choose one.😉
12-26-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,844
Posted By stevel610

I also ride for many of the reasons given. As...

I also ride for many of the reasons given. As well, being a Clydesdale it is easier on the knees. The main reason, other than loving the feeling of riding, is that I my career has been in geriatrics...
12-09-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,836
Posted By stevel610

If you want to keep your current bike, it appears...

If you want to keep your current bike, it appears fine for you.

If you really just want a new bike, ask this question on the road bike forum and you'll get a number of answers explaining why your...
12-09-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By stevel610

Looks like you could make a go of it as a bike...

Looks like you could make a go of it as a bike detailer. Guaranteed profit on every one.
12-07-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,282
Posted By stevel610

I think you left the bars a little too long on...

I think you left the bars a little too long on this one😁.

Nice bikes overall. Good to see someone enthusiastic about the sport.
Forum: Introductions
12-02-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By stevel610

Welcome. Hope to see you post.

Welcome. Hope to see you post.
12-02-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,826
Posted By stevel610

Wondering what his spike protein activator serum...

Wondering what his spike protein activator serum intake habit was....
11-15-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,954
Posted By stevel610

Agreed. Having to pull the bars on hills, and the...

Agreed. Having to pull the bars on hills, and the associated core workout is much more intense than spinning gears. This is partly why my SS and FG are my most used bikes.
11-15-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,808
Posted By stevel610

Yes, contact your representative and make sure...

Yes, contact your representative and make sure re-routing of the bike path is included in the proposal. Cost is a drop in the bucket for an airport sized project.
09-22-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By stevel610

Me too.

Me too.
09-06-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,698
Posted By stevel610

A few of us from in the Philly area did...

A few of us from in the Philly area did cheesesteak rides bitd....
09-06-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By stevel610

My guess is a track bike won't last all that long...

My guess is a track bike won't last all that long doing the types of things you want to do. The solution is to sell the bike and buy one built to do what you want to do with it.
08-23-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By stevel610

I weigh 245, and run 32cx700 about 80-90 psi.

I weigh 245, and run 32cx700 about 80-90 psi.
08-21-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 14,053
Posted By stevel610

If I bothered to stop and talk to him I would...

If I bothered to stop and talk to him I would have offered to fix it. Also suggested he Uber it home if it couldn't be fixed.
08-12-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,194
Posted By stevel610

My first thought was that an inexpensive mtn bike...

My first thought was that an inexpensive mtn bike would probably be pretty comfortable. Particularly as the springs age. If you like it, keep it.

But if you have only taken a few rides on the...
08-10-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By stevel610

How much is your medical insurance max out of...

How much is your medical insurance max out of pocket. (Mine is currently $600 for an ER visit.) Figure if you would rather pay it on to the bike shop or hospital.😉
08-06-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By stevel610

Perhaps a Joseph Lucas Mileometer or a similar...

Perhaps a Joseph Lucas Mileometer or a similar one?
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07-31-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 532,667
Posted By stevel610

24 miles yesterday on the Wabi Thunder 69 gear...

24 miles yesterday on the Wabi Thunder 69 gear inches.
24 miles today (same route) on the Wabi Classic 66 gear inches.

Through beautiful Valley Forge park on the Schuylkill River Trail.
07-30-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 777
Posted By stevel610

You may have caught the tube under the bead. I...

You may have caught the tube under the bead. I did this a few times until I learned you need to check for it.
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