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Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 431
Posted By fishboat

Resale? I'm thinking Giant might have a...

Resale?

I'm thinking Giant might have a lower resale value..maybe that's just me, though probably not.
10-28-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 477
Posted By fishboat

..and yet another adolescent buffoon gets added...

..and yet another adolescent buffoon gets added to the ignore list..a list that is getting rather large.
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By fishboat

I ran Vittoria Voyager Hypers on my Volpe. They...

I ran Vittoria Voyager Hypers on my Volpe. They were 700x35mm tires, but the measured out at 37mm. They fit fine, though close at the chainstays. I now run Panaracer Gravelking Slicks on a few bikes...
Forum: Touring
10-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By fishboat

I gave my Volpe away last year, but if memory...

I gave my Volpe away last year, but if memory serves..I think 38mm is going to be about it. Again, if memory serves I think Doug64 had or has a Volpe..maybe he'll chime in.
10-26-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By fishboat

Did a search as I thought I remembered a video of...

Did a search as I thought I remembered a video of RJ the bike guy taking one apart..he did..you'll see the link, as well as others..
...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By fishboat

Spray a little lube (actual oil, wd40 has a...

Spray a little lube (actual oil, wd40 has a little bit of mineral oil in it..very little probably) at the leather-metal contact points in the horn and the back end..the squeaks will go away..and stay...
10-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By fishboat

+10 or 20. At the OPs stage of riding and...

+10 or 20.

At the OPs stage of riding and needs..look for a good condition 21 to 23 inch older rigid(no suspension fork) mountain bike. You'll be in for around $350 or less. Put some nice street...
10-26-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By fishboat

..ah..well..there's an idea. Starting a...

..ah..well..there's an idea.

Starting a thread about an age distribution poll with it continuing to talk about various ages, without actually posting a poll, tends to suck the air out of the...
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By fishboat

Pre covid, a couple hundred bucks, though I...

Pre covid, a couple hundred bucks, though I picked up one a few years ago for $140..ended up selling it for same as I found a '91 in like new condition the next day for $100. Today..in my area, in...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By fishboat

...in addition to 2 inch tires, a B66(67), and a...

...in addition to 2 inch tires, a B66(67), and a suspension seat post..thought being that your hands & arms are bolted directly to your shoulders & thereby your back. Reducing long term(long ride)...
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By fishboat

Your posts most often have a lot in common with...

Your posts most often have a lot in common with driving by a hog farm.

..just an angry old man sharing the love..miserable existence.

Added to ignore list..success
Forum: Touring
10-24-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By fishboat

I run 2 inch tires (Schwalbe Big Bens, about...

I run 2 inch tires (Schwalbe Big Bens, about 45-50psi, depending on load) and a B17 Flyer on my touring (dropbar converted mtn) bike. The ride is much softer than than a B17 Imperial equipped CX...
10-22-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By fishboat

Sort of good news as the bike I have in mind for...

Sort of good news as the bike I have in mind for them maxes out at about 38mm tires.
10-22-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By fishboat

Looked at all their offerings..some nice looking...

Looked at all their offerings..some nice looking tires, with decent specs. I'm rather flush with tires at the moment, though look forward to folks reporting how they ride and fit (whether the 40s...
10-22-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By fishboat

Massage them gently with extra virgin olive oil...

Massage them gently with extra virgin olive oil and then season the oiled tires for three weeks at 100 degrees F. Next let them cool-oil-age at 60 degrees for a week. Then take them on successive...
10-22-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,254
Posted By fishboat

It worked! At least it looks very good. Thanks...

It worked! At least it looks very good. Thanks again Doug for taking the time to helping me out!

The pic below is the base paint before the 2k Clear Glamour topcoats.

The day was getting...
10-20-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By fishboat

There's probably more than a couple "silver"...

There's probably more than a couple "silver" bolts on the bike. "Blue" must be pretty important to risk screwing up the holes in general. If they get messed up in the effort to make them M5...how's...
10-20-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,886
Posted By fishboat

Also consider your current home-owners insurance....

Also consider your current home-owners insurance. If you're running a business in your home, say your bike shop is in your garage, you have a number of bikes in for repair, you have a fire..your...
10-20-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By fishboat

Can't speak to the Big Apples as I haven't run...

Can't speak to the Big Apples as I haven't run them, but my GF and I run regular Big Bens (not the "Plus" version) for touring and the occasional day ride when we ride the touring bikes. Unless...
10-19-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,365
Posted By fishboat

I had one years ago..never needed it until one...

I had one years ago..never needed it until one day I did. The seals in the inflator..well..didn't. Cost me a $60 cab ride home.

Got another one..latest and greatest...used it once and got a...
10-09-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,452
Posted By fishboat

Bought one of these new back in...'77-'78. Nice...

Bought one of these new back in...'77-'78. Nice bike. Paid $250-$260? for it..if memory serves, though that was 40+ years ago. I had it about a year before I sold it. Young, strong man that I...
10-06-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By fishboat

Yes..7. Between my numerous bikes, my GF bikes,...

Yes..7. Between my numerous bikes, my GF bikes, bikes I've purchased..refurbed and given away as gifts...7. I'm surprised it isn't more. They're all working without any drama. Just change the...
10-06-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By fishboat

Amazon tells me I've purchased 7 of these over...

Amazon tells me I've purchased 7 of these over the last 5-6 years. Minimal setup (wheel circumference and imperial units). They work fine and compare accurately with friends speed/mileage output...
10-06-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By fishboat

If you take the shifter apart, without knowing...

If you take the shifter apart, without knowing what you're doing..and you don't, you'll be buying a new shifter and still be in the place you are now. If you're unable to follow park tool's setup...
10-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 508
Posted By fishboat

Obnoxious sounding hubs certainly are the trendy...

Obnoxious sounding hubs certainly are the trendy thing to do..one does want to be be trendy, that's for sure. You'll need to some sufficiently flashy "kit" next and then maybe break new ground by...
Forum: Touring
10-04-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By fishboat

I assume you've seen this? ...

I assume you've seen this?

https://www.champlainbikeways.org/accommodations.htm

I've done some research on this one for possible trip next year. I have a couple hundred miles mapped out, but...
10-04-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,673
Posted By fishboat

I've made several orders from bike24 this year..I...

I've made several orders from bike24 this year..I believe shipping is a flat rate $19 to the USA.
10-03-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By fishboat

Starting at 3:38 in the video Calvin presents how...

Starting at 3:38 in the video Calvin presents how to identify the L-limit screw(bolt actually).

An additional option is the installation of one of these:...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By fishboat

What he said.. Having converted both a...

What he said..

Having converted both a hybrid and mtn bike to drop bar touring bikes, and toured on them,..some thoughts.

In the hybrid type, a Trek 750 is a good choice, there's lots of them...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,396
Posted By fishboat

Women's nylons (one or more layers) works well as...

Women's nylons (one or more layers) works well as a prefilter, if needed. It weighs nothing, takes up zero space, dries fast....
09-19-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By fishboat

I'd get the frame dry on the inside first, by...

I'd get the frame dry on the inside first, by whatever means, then hit it with wd40 or some oil..Framesaver.. etc.. The "displacement" portion of wd40 happens after it's applied to dry steel rather...
09-19-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps dumb polls are worse obsession

Perhaps dumb polls are worse obsession
09-19-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By fishboat

To help in drying things out you can flush the...

To help in drying things out you can flush the nooks and crannies out with ethanol or acetone. Box stores will sell gallons of either.

I was a chemist pre-retirement. It was common practice to...
Forum: Touring
09-19-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By fishboat

+1 My touring bike is a drop bar conversion...

+1
My touring bike is a drop bar conversion mountain bike. While some will wave hands about heel strike issues..I wear a size 12 shoe and use large panniers in the back and I still have pushing 2...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By fishboat

Probably worth a look: Head tube angle sticks...

Probably worth a look:
Head tube angle sticks out and being fairly aggressive at 73 degrees. Wheel base (chain stay length) is on the shorter side for a touring bike..may or may not be an issue with...
09-18-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,965
Posted By fishboat

All that being said..I'd definitely obsess,...

All that being said..I'd definitely obsess, research, and build another bike. 'Tis the season...and there are few things more fun than obsessing, researching, and building another bike.
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By fishboat

I sent the GAP uni-rider a message.."You are...

I sent the GAP uni-rider a message.."You are awesome!" :)
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By fishboat

This is Ed Pratt..somewhere in Asia, with a full...

This is Ed Pratt..somewhere in Asia, with a full tour load.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/385x577/unitouring_ac6110bf338a321fa81bed772c71f407d4678708.jpg

Hard to fathom. ...
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By fishboat

That's the other half of the "ultralight". ...

That's the other half of the "ultralight". Ultralight has been discussed here often, but I haven't seen anyone suggest leaving half the bike at home. I think these bikes run 17-20ish lbs(unloaded)....
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By fishboat

No Schlumpf on this one, but he mentioned he has...

No Schlumpf on this one, but he mentioned he has it on a 36er he rides.

As is, he plans to cover 30-60 miles/day.
09-17-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,965
Posted By fishboat

I built up a 1991 750 (17 inch frame) for my GF...

I built up a 1991 750 (17 inch frame) for my GF as a tourer-gravel bike. It's currently setup for touring with 38mm Little big Ben tires and SKS commuter (53mm) fenders. Without the fenders I think...
09-17-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,965
Posted By fishboat

Weight-wise, a Trek 520 or Bianchi Volpe will...

Weight-wise, a Trek 520 or Bianchi Volpe will weigh in within a pound or two(or possibly the same, depending on how the bikes are fitted out) of a higher-end (production) rigid MTB..mid-to high...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By fishboat

One ultralight option touring the GAP/C&O

Checking on the latest conditions on the GAP/C&O and ran across this:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/447x518/unicycle_gapco_0d7e94128732527b4b458280b7c778f939238483.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,669
Posted By fishboat

RWGPS does offer quite a bit of value add to a...

RWGPS does offer quite a bit of value add to a basic OSM map. I don't think it's out of line to charge a fee. Their free subscription and its capabilities is a downright gift to anyone that would...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,098
Posted By fishboat

FYI..anyone running across this discussion. ...

FYI..anyone running across this discussion.

There appears to be another, "safer" detour option that's similar to that discussed above (Oldtown Rd to Malcolm Rd to Tunnel Hill Rd to Tunnel Hill...
09-12-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,180
Posted By fishboat

There's nothing about a personal data tracking...

There's nothing about a personal data tracking app that I need to pay for, full of unknown people, that motivates me..don't use it.

Cut to the chase..the old school incentive that motivates me...
09-10-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 2,917,144
Posted By fishboat

Nice bike. Actually a 750 DB conversion may be...

Nice bike. Actually a 750 DB conversion may be one of the best conversion-types as it can handle larger tires and the frame is a bit lighter/more road like. I've been thinking about building up a...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,669
Posted By fishboat

...fyi..a link posted on a google mapping thread...

...fyi..a link posted on a google mapping thread n the General Discussion forum

https://ridewithgps.com/help/edit-routing-data
09-08-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 2,917,144
Posted By fishboat

PCons713, I was going trough my 970 today and...

PCons713,
I was going trough my 970 today and had to disconnect the FD cable..which means I "lost" my perfect nice-shifting setup on the front end. It was tough getting it back(apparently I...
09-08-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By fishboat

Just installed the SRAM 12-32 7 speed cassette,...

Just installed the SRAM 12-32 7 speed cassette, replacing an OEM Shimano HG70 13-30 7 speed. The SRAM cassette works perfectly.

Thanks for your help.
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