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Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,097
Posted By phtomita

10 miles one way, 40 to 50 mins depending on how...

10 miles one way, 40 to 50 mins depending on how many stop lights I stop.
Mostly on trail, but I have to cross 3 6 lanes stop lights that sometimes takes me 3 mins waiting.
Overall nice route with...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By phtomita

I've had before a piece of gallon milk container...

I've had before a piece of gallon milk container that is harder, so when I saw the mat at dollar shop I though will give it a try :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
11-26-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By phtomita

Mud flap

Very happy with my home made flap, 1 inch to surface and keeps my shoe cover and bb area clean.
2 zip ties and piece of table mat :)...
11-23-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,124
Posted By phtomita

Not a mtb, but road bike here. I owned once a...

Not a mtb, but road bike here.
I owned once a Sekai GT2700 hi ten frame I commuted for one season and the feel was heavy.
Then I got a Centurion ProTour15 in cromo tange 2, that I like much more....
11-14-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By phtomita

I use ROCKBROS Cycling Shoe Covers Winter Shoes...

I use ROCKBROS Cycling Shoe Covers Winter Shoes Cover (got from Az...) its bulk but keeps me warm even when below 32F.
Also this works great under the socks Meister 2.5mm Thermal Neoprene Toe Warmer...
11-11-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,224
Posted By phtomita

I commute few days a week and after time went...

I commute few days a week and after time went back, by 5 PM is getting dark here. Most of the 10 mile route I take is trail and have some kind of light around, and big chunk of the trail is along a...
10-22-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 72,825
Views: 11,829,514
Posted By phtomita

holdsworth vintage road 57cm bike - $360...

holdsworth vintage road 57cm bike - $360 (Bothell)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/7547534340.html...
09-02-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By phtomita

I was thinking of signing up, but didn't. I did...

I was thinking of signing up, but didn't.
I did camp at Mineral Springs along the US 97 close to Cle Elum and rode close to Leavenworth.
On the way to Leavenworth I took the Old Blewett Rd and...
08-02-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,759
Posted By phtomita

Did it 5 years ago from 126 to 130 and never...

Did it 5 years ago from 126 to 130 and never looked back. Sheldon Brown method!
You can secure around the chain stay bridge to make sure it won't detach when you go to 150 or so
07-28-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 72,825
Views: 11,829,514
Posted By phtomita

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/d/tacoma-ce...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/d/tacoma-centurion-ironman-expert-dave/7512514289.html
Centurion - Ironman Expert Dave Scott - $80 (Tacoma)
48cm? or 50cm?
Beautiful bike in Miami Vice...
07-28-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 72,825
Views: 11,829,514
Posted By phtomita

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/d/langley-p...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/d/langley-pedersen-bicycle/7514587447.html
Pedersen Bicycle - $3,500
Beautiful Pedersen bicycle. This bicycle is a reproduction of the original Pedersen...
07-24-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By phtomita

It would be a good practice to replace tires...

It would be a good practice to replace tires yourself, so you will be better prepared when flat happens....
07-24-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By phtomita

So, are we extracting the object from the tube to...

So, are we extracting the object from the tube to have a look :p
07-19-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By phtomita

In the last pic, the shim red parts on both sides...

In the last pic, the shim red parts on both sides of the stem can be seen. It was very tight and I used a screwdriver to wide the clamp a bit and it got in easily.
Next 20 mi ride will tell me if it...
07-19-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,676
Posted By phtomita

My first road bike was an aluminum for a year,...

My first road bike was an aluminum for a year, then moved to a 86 Nishiki Tri-a and got a Centurion ProTour15 (steel) for commute.
Using wider tires for commute is great and super comfy, but somehow...
07-18-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By phtomita

I've removed the bolt and is do see some room....

I've removed the bolt and is do see some room. Measuring the handlebar it was 25.4, so I added the beer can shim and lets see how it goes....
07-18-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By phtomita

Thank you for the advices. I think I see a good...

Thank you for the advices. I think I see a good gap there and I have tried to tighten well the clamp. Will get some pics.
07-18-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By phtomita

Handlebar turning forward down

On my Nishiki Tri-A with the original quill stem and handlebar (I believe), the handlebar will turn forward down after riding on the hoods - specially when I stand up for climbing or give a break to...
07-18-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,597
Posted By phtomita

I finished my first double century this past...

I finished my first double century this past Saturday. Instead of having the meal provided by the event at mid point, got to each some good food similar to what I eat everyday and that gave me some...
07-08-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,597
Posted By phtomita

I just did a solo century yesterday to get used...

I just did a solo century yesterday to get used to some more warm temps over PNW - yesterday was on high 70 and cloud with some sunny spots.
Since I was riding on mostly cloud and colder temps, my...
07-06-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

It was around 10 AM i crossed the bridge, some...

It was around 10 AM i crossed the bridge, some west wind coming but no gusts. It was foggy so the away view was not great, but got a great time in SF.
07-04-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

Last day at Hawk Hill From Bicentennial...

Last day at Hawk Hill

From Bicentennial Campground area
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/807x605/20220703_110715_bda10c97d79591c98ada1e78ae8fa245a4898dde.jpg

From the view...
07-04-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

Ride to SFO airport and north to downtown At...

Ride to SFO airport and north to downtown

At Bayfront Park
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/807x605/20220702_081512_6110ac186119b5b7d6f679ccb7d8d7966de1b621.jpg

Golden...
07-04-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

Some pics from Balboa Park to Richmond Station ...

Some pics from Balboa Park to Richmond Station

Rincon Park at end of Folsom St....
07-01-22, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

The fog is pretty dense in the morning, so maybe...

The fog is pretty dense in the morning, so maybe will try to adventure to the Hawk Hill on Sunday.
I rode to Richmond Bart Station. San Jose Ave, Folsom St to the Bay, around to Golden Gate Bridge,...
06-21-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

Thank you mschwett - Hawk Hill and the loop are...

Thank you mschwett - Hawk Hill and the loop are in my list.
I looked a pic on internet for the Richmond bridge and if possible will try around there too.
06-20-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

Is the trail there paved or packed gravel? Great...

Is the trail there paved or packed gravel? Great Hwy looks very safe, but probably no view of ocean.
06-20-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

Thank you for suggestions! I am looking for...

Thank you for suggestions!
I am looking for something around 50 miles for the longer rides since don't want to be out too long and as for elevation 2 to 4k feet looks good.
Let me spend some time...
06-19-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By phtomita

Suggestion for bike riding in Bay area

Hello. I'll be in San Francisco area and staying close to Balboa Park station.
One route I am thinking is going east to the Bay side, north and to Golden Gate Bridge. How would be riding north to...
06-11-22, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By phtomita

I just got the Amtrak cancelled for back trip...

I just got the Amtrak cancelled for back trip from PDX to SEA (I live in Seattle area) that was 3 PM on Sunday.
I got a spot for myself on the noon train, but not for the bike. From the customer...
Replies: 43
Views: 14,266
Posted By phtomita

^^^ I've added all the fender/rack bosses to...

^^^
I've added all the fender/rack bosses to the frame since it was going to get a fresh paint.

As seen below, 21lbs 11oz....
05-30-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5,660
Views: 633,561
Posted By phtomita

Finish putting together the bike today, no test...

Finish putting together the bike today, no test drive yet.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1008x756/20220530_181041_25eb1c0b6eca87b2418c62b4d173f68e4464db81.jpg
05-28-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5,660
Views: 633,561
Posted By phtomita

Started assembling the modern vintage steel bike....

Started assembling the modern vintage steel bike.
Now I have plenty of clearance between the tire and seat stay bridge- as seem Conti GP5 32c.
...
05-28-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By phtomita

Mission acomplished ...

Mission acomplished
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/546x817/20220528_170229_1073d0ef551dc09e8518221898fe6111697c102c.jpg...
05-28-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By phtomita

Thank you for suggestion/advice :) I've just...

Thank you for suggestion/advice :)
I've just cut the PVC pipe long enough for the steerer length + some and banged the pipe to the floor upside down holding the forks and crown race is in and took...
05-28-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By phtomita

Digging out this thread. Finally got the frame...

Digging out this thread.
Finally got the frame powder coated and installing the cups back was piece of cake - use two pieces of wood and long bolt/screw.
Now, as I struggled to remove the crown...
05-27-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5,660
Views: 633,561
Posted By phtomita

Picked up frame from power coat :) Some more...

Picked up frame from power coat :)
Some more pics on this old thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1132753-nishiki-tri-2.html).

...
Replies: 43
Views: 14,266
Posted By phtomita

Frame weight seems pretty much same - scale...

Frame weight seems pretty much same - scale actually shows 2g lighter.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/348x737/triaframe_ffa9f5524dd3d2025bb09097e89a2aff3840c13b.jpg...
Replies: 43
Views: 14,266
Posted By phtomita

In order to get a wider tire on the back, solved...

In order to get a wider tire on the back, solved to put some $$ on the frame.
Move some few mm the seatstay bridge up and took the ride to have all bosses for fender and rack....
Replies: 43
Views: 14,266
Posted By phtomita

Digging up my old Tri-A thread. After a year...

Digging up my old Tri-A thread.
After a year with Litespeed Firenze, I solved to go back to steel is real that feel more lively for riding - probably carbon vs steel forks?...
05-27-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72,825
Views: 11,829,514
Posted By phtomita

Trek Ishiwata 022 CrMo 60 cm Large - Shimano...

Trek Ishiwata 022 CrMo 60 cm Large - Shimano Ultegra/Tiagra/SLR - $295 (Make Offer) (Bellevue)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bellevue-trek-ishiwata-022-crmo-60-cm/7489198992.html...
05-27-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 72,825
Views: 11,829,514
Posted By phtomita

Panasonic DX-3000 Road Bike - Deore - 1982 In...

Panasonic DX-3000 Road Bike - Deore - 1982 In Rare Original Condition - $185 (Make Offer) (Bellevue)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/bellevue-panasonic-dx-3000-road-bike/7489199126.html...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By phtomita

B.O.B. Bicycle trailer - $50 (tacoma)

If you are in PNW - I am not quite there for long touring yet.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bop/d/tacoma-bob-bicycle-trailer/7489171679.html...
05-25-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 72,825
Views: 11,829,514
Posted By phtomita

Small Bridgestone XO-2 Street/Gravel Bike 48cm -...

Small Bridgestone XO-2 Street/Gravel Bike 48cm - $380 (Northgate-ish)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-small-bridgestone-xo-street/7486697304.html...
05-12-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By phtomita

I went from 170 to 165mm and when R7000 came out....

I went from 170 to 165mm and when R7000 came out. I got the 160mm and like it very much.
I have a commuter with 165mm and I end up pedaling slower than the other bike with 160mm where normally I try...
05-10-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 879,439
Posted By phtomita

Not on mail box or vintage. Picked these from a...

Not on mail box or vintage.
Picked these from a great deal form Craigslist and used today for my commute. One side only, it is huge compared with the small Rockbros front panniers I have.
It seems...
05-05-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,660
Views: 633,561
Posted By phtomita

Not myself, but CycleFab's Colin helped move the...

Not myself, but CycleFab's Colin helped move the seat stay bridge few mms up to fit a wider tire and added bosses around since will get a fresh powder coat anyway....
05-03-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 879,439
Posted By phtomita

wd-40 worked pretty well to clean a white hood...

wd-40 worked pretty well to clean a white hood for me.
05-03-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 72,825
Views: 11,829,514
Posted By phtomita

Motobecane Jubilee Sport 1983 vintage - $75...

Motobecane Jubilee Sport 1983 vintage - $75 (Edmonds)https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/d/edmonds-motobecane-jubilee-sport-1983/7478909547.html...
05-02-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 72,825
Views: 11,829,514
Posted By phtomita

Vintage Panasonic DX4000 $250 ...

Vintage Panasonic DX4000 $250
https://offerup.com/item/detail/1392797216?q=shimano+105
...
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