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09-26-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 263
Posted By fishboat

If you/they are not riding regularly on trails...

If you/they are not riding regularly on trails where knobbies are needed, then skip them entirely as road or even rail trail performance will make riding the bike with them not so much fun.

I run...
09-19-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By fishboat

Normally that's true, however in cycling shorts...

Normally that's true, however in cycling shorts the relevant dimensions are X, Y, Z, and Absorbency

...and only really appreciated by the very young and very old.
09-18-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,892
Posted By fishboat

wolfboy has been on my ignore list...

wolfboy has been on my ignore list since..like..forever, that said..

With due respect, I don't think he's too far off the mark. I've been road-riding for over 40 years, and I find bright-white...
09-18-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By fishboat

I don't have much faith in the Parks TM-1, or...

I don't have much faith in the Parks TM-1, or that design of a tension meter in general.

Rather than repeating some previous thoughts/work:
...
09-18-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,892
Posted By fishboat

Glad you're ok. While understandable why a...

Glad you're ok.

While understandable why a cyclist might want front and rear flashers, less enlightened cave-dweller types(the country is cocked full of them) might get pissed off by really bright...
09-18-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By fishboat

Ahh..I think not. rpollaro I would look...

Ahh..I think not.

rpollaro I would look around for 26 tires before skipping a 26" gravel bike conversion. There are lots of options in 26 tires yet. Do a search here on BF as there's been a...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By fishboat

I think the M770 was the lemon.

I think the M770 was the lemon.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 864
Posted By fishboat

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't...

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't agree with the "typical" stereotype, however I'd have to agree. Paul may be staying home unless he's willing to use his (or others) imagination and...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By fishboat

Another option to make 45 and 50mm chain line...

Another option to make 45 and 50mm chain line components, or road shifters and mtn bike front derailleurs, play well together is by using a Jtek Shiftmate.

Shiftmate 7 mixes Shimano & Campagnolo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,266
Posted By fishboat

The pics are certainly the highlight of this...

The pics are certainly the highlight of this thread.
09-13-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 295,026
Posted By fishboat

Sorry..didn't see the thread. The 35s will be...

Sorry..didn't see the thread. The 35s will be fine. They'll ride quite similar to the 38s. The most important thing is you'll be running good tires. Life is too short to run slow, stiff tires.
...
09-13-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By fishboat

If I were to guess..and I am..I'd say someone was...

If I were to guess..and I am..I'd say someone was fiddling around trying to get a rack mounted at the fitting and scratched the paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By fishboat

If a 50mm stem is required to fit you..the frame...

If a 50mm stem is required to fit you..the frame is too big. Also, I wouldn't say a 73* headtube and 73.5* seat tube angle is "relaxed". This isn't to say it can't be comfortable all day long, but...
09-13-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 295,026
Posted By fishboat

GK slicks (in 38mm at least) will run well on...

GK slicks (in 38mm at least) will run well on your 750. I did a drop bar conversion on a '91 750 for my girlfriend. She uses the bike for touring. The GK semi-slicks are a good choice also. GKs are...
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By fishboat

It's worth $150 all day long, the problem is...

It's worth $150 all day long, the problem is Missoula isn't much of a biking market...at least relative to others. I'm in the Milwaukee area..your bike would sell fast in this region. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,266
Posted By fishboat

I placed "jenny" on my ignore list after one or...

I placed "jenny" on my ignore list after one or two of her posts and within a couple days of her signing up on BF.

..she continues to reinforce that was a good move.

..poster child for...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By fishboat

Very nice. Cool setup for Zola the wonder-dog to...

Very nice. Cool setup for Zola the wonder-dog to ride along.
09-06-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By fishboat

+1. A Trek 950 is a nice bike. At the rate you're...

+1. A Trek 950 is a nice bike. At the rate you're taking care of it, it'll end up in a dumpster, which would be unfortunate.
Replies: 37
Views: 711
Posted By fishboat

Sure, understandable. That said, the OP is...

Sure, understandable. That said, the OP is expecting quite a bit to find something that's in good condition, local, the right size, sporty, with a rack(and frame eyelets to attach it with), that can...
Replies: 37
Views: 711
Posted By fishboat

+2..or 3.. For 4 (or 7) miles..this is a...

+2..or 3.. For 4 (or 7) miles..this is a no-brainer. People keep mentioning it's an option "but slower". With a good set of fast 2 inch tires, there ain't nuthin slow about a rigid mtb on a...
Forum: Touring
09-05-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,322
Posted By fishboat

I(we) don't have the extensive touring history of...

I(we) don't have the extensive touring history of many folks here, which is probably good in this case as we're closer to your "stage of development". Depending on the trip and time of year, a full...
09-01-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,110
Posted By fishboat

One troll gets banned in the last couple days and...

One troll gets banned in the last couple days and another one pops up..what a surprise. It's one thing we surely need is yet another troll asking a never-ending, overlapping stream of inane, moronic...
09-01-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By fishboat

Matafuna A number folks are mentioning that the...

Matafuna A number folks are mentioning that the your existing front derailleur won't be compatible with road shifters. Why not universally true (I have a '93 XT FD running happily with a 3x...
08-21-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By fishboat

I've heard this a few times, but I've never...

I've heard this a few times, but I've never narrowed in down to specific years. I just completed the second of two Lemonds that I've stripped and painted. The first was a 2003 Wayzata (bronze color,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,767
Posted By fishboat

Sign up, smart boy. Post #1 thread started...

Sign up, smart boy.

Post #1 thread started 8/4/05.

..and the ignore list goes n+1..heck..might as well go n+2
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,767
Posted By fishboat

17 year old necro thread

17 year old necro thread
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,883
Posted By fishboat

You might want to stop refreshing 15 year old...

You might want to stop refreshing 15 year old threads...third one I've seen I think.

If you have something to say or ask..start a new thread. Some of the people on these old threads have gone...
08-20-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By fishboat

Good on ya for working with it until you sorted...

Good on ya for working with it until you sorted out the issue(s). Glad you got it fixed and q-u-i-e-t. Love a quiet bike..Shimano will get you there.
08-19-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,061
Posted By fishboat

Might as well add the following in now as it'll...

Might as well add the following in now as it'll come up.

"..and is MicroNew the same as MicroShift?"
08-19-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By fishboat

Nice article, great photos, Wende is hot.

Nice article, great photos, Wende is hot.
08-18-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By fishboat

I have the salmon pads on 8 different bikes. No...

I have the salmon pads on 8 different bikes. No squeal on any of them. Depends on the setup, grunge on the rims.... I've read many suggestions on BF by folks over the years that the salmon pads are...
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By fishboat

Yep..I hope not, but that's the most common...

Yep..I hope not, but that's the most common outcome of a post like this. Good deals can usually be timed with an egg-timer.
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By fishboat

Yep..all day long. These days it'll go for more...

Yep..all day long. These days it'll go for more than that if in good condition. Very nice bike. Looks like a 1991 model in a 20 inch frame. Great starting point for a drop bar conversion also....
08-17-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By fishboat

Those pads are marginal even when new, compared...

Those pads are marginal even when new, compared to good pads. At 20 years old, they're pretty much junk at this point.

Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977...
08-15-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By fishboat

Fought PF in years past... "Those that don't...

Fought PF in years past...

"Those that don't learn the from the past are bound to repeat it." I'm a bit surprised, after battling PF, anyone would wear flip flops(or go barefoot..basically the...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,131
Posted By fishboat

...and once you figure out how things will be...

...and once you figure out how things will be packed, you'll really want to mount fenders on your bike(s). We hit an all-day rain on the GAP last year and got rained out of the C&O entirely (2" of...
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By fishboat

$100 is a little bit of a stretch, $75 would be...

$100 is a little bit of a stretch, $75 would be better. The 800 was the lowest model of traditional steel mountain bikes they made and there were many models in the 800 series. The 800 series in...
08-14-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By fishboat

Hybrid and mtb sizing are the same...

Hybrid and mtb sizing are the same concept/approach relative to road bike sizing. Think about your statement and you should see where your logic blew up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By fishboat

Take a look at Black Bibs...

Take a look at Black Bibs (https://theblackbibs.com/). I recently picked up a pair and find them very comfortable. Would definitely buy them again.
08-14-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By fishboat

You do know that sizing a road bike and sizing a...

You do know that sizing a road bike and sizing a mtb are different? i.e. if you ride a 21" road bike, you won't be riding a 21 or 22" mtb..
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,131
Posted By fishboat

No doubt you'll get lots of advice in the coming...

No doubt you'll get lots of advice in the coming days. If you haven't noticed the sticky thread up above..pictures can help a lot.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,539
Posted By fishboat

You might do a search here on Bike Forums on tire...

You might do a search here on Bike Forums on tire pressure. You'll get enough hits to give you several days of reading. There's nothing new since the last tire pressure thread a couple weeks ago....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,067
Posted By fishboat

While you may find someone that can repair the...

While you may find someone that can repair the damage, I think you're dreaming if you expect someone else to accept the liability(the outcome of a "safety assurance") for you riding the frame/fork. ...
08-09-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By fishboat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY&vl=en...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY&vl=en
08-09-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By fishboat

Missouri Rock Island Trail (Lees Summit to Pleasant Hill)

We'll be taking the Amtrak from Kirkwood, MO to Lee's Summit this fall and riding the Rock Island Spur and Katy back to Kirkwood.

There are a couple options (on road or on primarily bike trails)...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By fishboat

I used this mask: ...

I used this mask:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SCHVU0W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and P-100 organic vapor cartridges outside:...
08-08-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By fishboat

It looks like the '98 model was Ultegra...

It looks like the '98 model was Ultegra throughout. 9 speed Ultegra stuff (6500 series) is still easy to find on ebay. Shifters, front and rear derailleurs, hubs... I haven't looked for a crank...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By fishboat

Ya..I've watched a number of his videos. He...

Ya..I've watched a number of his videos. He appears to be quite skilled, though I honestly never took note of the paints he was using. Montana Gold..there they are. He must be sponsored by them as...
08-08-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By fishboat

You've got a very nice frame. Be good to it. ...

You've got a very nice frame. Be good to it.

While, on a practical basis, there isn't a whole lot of difference between a 9 and 10 speed bike, like nearly none, as mstateglfr mentions, 8-11...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By fishboat

I've never heard of Montana Gold paints..looked...

I've never heard of Montana Gold paints..looked it up. It appears to be artist-graffiti paint. While it might be high grade paint for someone tagging a building, I think it's a long ways from...
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