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07-26-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,967
Posted By leadholder

Sort of like tattoos, one is never enough. If...

Sort of like tattoos, one is never enough.
If you ride all the bikes you own thatís cool because it means you a cyclist. If they lay around and collect dust and get in the way and you never pay...
07-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,385
Posted By Bald Paul

Water is good, but you have to replace the...

Water is good, but you have to replace the electrolytes you are losing through your sweat (that gritty salt thing.) I will usually bring some packets of Gatorade powder to add to my bottles at refill...
07-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,385
Posted By 10 Wheels

Get some lights and Start about 4:30 AM be...

Get some lights and Start about 4:30 AM be finished at 10 or 11.
06-23-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,319
Posted By Doug Fattic

Leather used on saddles are not all the same. ...

Leather used on saddles are not all the same. There are harder and softer ones. If you push the palm of your hand into the wide part of 10 different saddles, you will be able to tell some...
06-23-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,319
Posted By rando_couche

A Brooks is like any other saddle: if it doesn't...

A Brooks is like any other saddle: if it doesn't fit you right out of the box, it never will. I just returned to a B17 (a NOS one, it appears) after a few years on C17s and I'd forgotten how well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,052
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,768
Posted By pdlamb

Paper map, zip-lock baggie, get a couple binder...

Paper map, zip-lock baggie, get a couple binder clips to wrap around shifter or brake cables to hold the baggie. Gallon bag folded over will hold at least 8.5" wide paper.
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,768
Posted By rumrunn6

is it ridiculous to suggest a paper map &...

is it ridiculous to suggest a paper map & compass? I use them when I'm on my MTB. when I feel off-track I use "find my phone" to help orient myself on the map again
05-20-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,170
Posted By Caliper

What stem length did you have with the flat bars?...

What stem length did you have with the flat bars? Compact drops have a reach of probably 60-70mm, plus the extra length of the hoods, so it's not surprising that the hoods feel very stretched out...
05-18-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,313
Posted By bikemig

Beautiful bike. I was thinking the same thing...

Beautiful bike. I was thinking the same thing that if you want an inexpensive quality bike, get a vintage bike. A $100 will get you a very decent bike and if you are patient, you can find something...
05-16-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,313
Posted By Dchiefransom

Rough concrete works well as a file for things...

Rough concrete works well as a file for things like brake pads.
05-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,014
Posted By Iride01

I've tried various things for people in my lane...

I've tried various things for people in my lane of travel whether pedestrian or other cyclist. I think the most effective I've done is just stop right where I am and let them move around me. So far...
05-12-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,450
Posted By tendency

Time to jump in your truck and drive out :thumb::)

Time to jump in your truck and drive out :thumb::)
05-12-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,450
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Hmm... I think gravelinmygears is asking for...

Hmm...

I think gravelinmygears is asking for an individual near this bicycle to help them purchase and ship it to Abq. Theyíll also include a payment for the willing individual.
04-28-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,523
Posted By GeoffroyFromLux

84 Motobecane CT2 650b with some vintage/modern...

84 Motobecane CT2 650b with some vintage/modern components upgrades.

not the lightest frame I have but un breakable and reliable!

...
04-24-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,010
Posted By wgscott

The B'crats were actually allowing R'bent riders...

The B'crats were actually allowing R'bent riders to use the trail, and paying them $1000 each, in recognition of their inherently superior mode of transportation, as well as their inherently superior...
04-22-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,241
Posted By drlogik

I used to live in Arizona and never heard of...

I used to live in Arizona and never heard of problems with coyotes and cyclists, hikers or hunters. Now, you "could" encounter one with rabies but that's a one-off. My personal experience with...
04-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,546
Posted By wphamilton

Sorry, but I'm not going to comment on things...

Sorry, but I'm not going to comment on things that only happened in some poster's imagination. Even if it was relevant (it's not). Bottom line: bikes were taken, kids arrested, for not having city...
04-22-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,546
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Disrupting vehicles! OH MY GOD, WE CANNOT HAVE...

Disrupting vehicles! OH MY GOD, WE CANNOT HAVE THIS! ARREST THEM!

As usual, the Advocacy & Safety forum does not disappoint, with full-on support of car dominance, victim-blaming of cyclists, and...
04-15-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,143
Posted By The Golden Boy

$9 robbery for tubes? Some people have...

$9 robbery for tubes? Some people have differing ideas of what robbery is.



So I was going to ask if you knew where to score some Gold Lion KT88s... and then I see someone's making them (or...
04-15-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,143
Posted By Velo Mule

Bike shops will throw away a perfectly good tube...

Bike shops will throw away a perfectly good tube that has one little hole in it. Wait until the bike shop closes. Then go into their dumpster sort though their tubes to find you size. One thing to...
04-15-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,143
Posted By genejockey

Wait for sales online, and stock up. Also,...

Wait for sales online, and stock up. Also, invest in patches.
04-15-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,143
Posted By billytwosheds

Sounds to me like the inevitability of flats for...

Sounds to me like the inevitability of flats for the OP can actually be avoided by some skills training (mounting/inflation process) and equipment changes (rim tape, proper size tube, etc).

We all...
04-10-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 605
Posted By nomadmax

Put tape or a sticker over it and call it good. ...

Put tape or a sticker over it and call it good. Better yet, write "Look at the road" on a piece of paper and put water proof package tape over it. It just might save you a trip to the hospital or...
04-02-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,892
Posted By ADguy

Vaxxed n Ready

All vaxxed up and ready to roll...
Think Iíll ride the PH11 I found at a Dennis thrift store, in honor of the starting point.
04-01-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,516
Posted By MRT2

IMO, there is no excuse for putting Tourney level...

IMO, there is no excuse for putting Tourney level components on any bike shop quality bike. Acera is better than it used to be, and Altus is OK for entry level. But seriously, they can do better...
04-01-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,516
Posted By Koyote

Okay, I'll bite. About ten years ago, I took...

Okay, I'll bite.

About ten years ago, I took a deep dive into the low-priced city bike market in order to buy about three dozen bikes for a rental fleet. We ended up with a name-brand SS bike that...
03-30-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1151645...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1151645-finding-right-tool-remove-old-suntour-bb.html
...
03-20-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,549
Posted By rccardr

An excellent bike as is, as well as an awesome...

An excellent bike as is, as well as an awesome foundation for virtually unlimited modification/modernization according to your preference.
I’ve owned and built up maybe 15 ST’s over the years, and...
03-19-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,549
Posted By Hobbiano

I believe a shift between the two big rings on...

I believe a shift between the two big rings on the front results in a change of gear ratios about half as much as a shift of one cog in the rear. So you get the in between gears ratios with a shift...
03-13-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,120
Posted By sovende

It's been many years since the OP first posted. I...

It's been many years since the OP first posted. I wonder what the final outcome for that bike was? Don't know if it was ever mentioned or not but did anyone ever get the model year? Just wonderin' !...
02-11-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,010
Posted By Gresp15C

Given there will be virtually no cars, I'll bet...

Given there will be virtually no cars, I'll bet that out-and-back rides on highway 1 will be popular this summer. I'd sure be tempted if I lived anywhere close.
02-10-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,855
Posted By icemilkcoffee

So the tires are too big, not the wheels. You can...

So the tires are too big, not the wheels. You can change to slimmer and narrower tires.
01-27-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,827
Posted By orcas island

Itís really a very random bunch of holes drilled...

Itís really a very random bunch of holes drilled into things. I know; itís kind of funny, actually. Really; whatís up with doing one lever and not the other?!? :roflmao2:
Maybe someone ran out of...
01-24-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,827
Posted By steelbikeguy

now that's the kind of story that can be fun to...

now that's the kind of story that can be fun to share when someone asks about the lugs on your bike! I don't even care whether it's true or not. :)

Steve in Peoria
01-21-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,523
Posted By ravenix

Finished my Trek 720 build today. Not a...

Finished my Trek 720 build today. Not a completely original set-up, but I think the newer parts mix well with the old and it came together beautifully! Rides quite well on 700c Panaracer Gravel King...
01-18-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,523
Posted By Kobe

It's not a touring bike, looks like it could be a...

It's not a touring bike, looks like it could be a Bianchi Grizzley.

What's wrong with leaving it as is? Those shifters will last forever and the seat of course is a personal preference but looks...
01-18-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,523
Posted By ZudeJammer

I'd duck tape up that cracked shifter if it...

I'd duck tape up that cracked shifter if it shifts, otherwise get a similar shifter off ebay
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By sloar

1991 Cannondale ST1000

Iíve been on the hunt for one of these for years. I was finally able to get one the other day. Completely original down to the tires and bar tape. Pics are as found, plans are to change the grip...
12-30-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,077
Posted By ExPatTyke

BobRuth welcome back to cycling, and to Bike...

BobRuth welcome back to cycling, and to Bike Forums. 27 inch wheels and tyres are still existant, although 700c has largely replaced them. I've got several older bikes running on 27 inch wheels,...
12-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,077
Posted By Het Volk

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a...

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a d*ck to some guy trying to get back into this sport.

Quite the flex
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,640
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a measurement that takes into account your...

Its a measurement that takes into account your head tube angle, the amount of offset/rake of the fork, and the tire size. In practice, it shows how steering will feel. There is low trail, neutral,...
12-26-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,181
Posted By Dfrost

Thank you for making that point!

Thank you for making that point!
12-26-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,181
Posted By iab

Interesting thread, sorry I missed the start. ...

Interesting thread, sorry I missed the start. imo, distinguishing between road/touring/touring sport/light touring/cyclocross/grocery-getter/commuter/hybrid is just plain dumb. While not optimal,...
12-03-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,181
Posted By clubman

Lose the racks, change the gearing as cheaply as...

Lose the racks, change the gearing as cheaply as possible and put high performance tires on it. Way back, I had to go on my regular Sunday ride and my only good road bike was down for maintenance so...
12-03-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,181
Posted By merziac

This can/could be a perfectly capable road bike....

This can/could be a perfectly capable road bike. While maybe a bit heavy, it likely has good clearance for wider tires and maybe fenders.

This can be an all road bike and if it fits, I would keep...
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,403
Posted By Sjtaylor

Nice looking bike in your photo! I'm thinking...

Nice looking bike in your photo! I'm thinking about what to do with the cockpit on my Miyata. I may go with single speed ergo brake levers with cables under the tape. I'll need a cozier stem too.
...
11-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,792
Posted By tomato coupe

I don't think your cadence increased because your...

I don't think your cadence increased because your power increased Ė they both increased because you rode more.
11-23-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,792
Posted By Leisesturm

+1. My latest (cargo) bike adds a 22T to the...

+1. My latest (cargo) bike adds a 22T to the front of that!! Nothing it can't climb, and it keeps up with the Hipsters (I'm 61) on the level. My road bike has 50/39 x 11-28 but I rarely take it to...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,481
Posted By headwind15

I doubt that a different tent is going to make...

I doubt that a different tent is going to make you significantly warmer. A bivy might be warmer due to the low cubic size. I would recommend some really thick wool socks and a buff.
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