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07-05-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By fishboat

I'm not at home so I can't check my '93 970 frame...

I'm not at home so I can't check my '93 970 frame for a couple days...but I'm thinking I'm remembering that, at least for some years, 950 and up had the same frame.

You might go to Trek vintage...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 393
Posted By fishboat

Similar approach: ...

Similar approach:

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1170491-inexpensive-solid-front-rack.html
07-04-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By fishboat

Good on ya for saving it. I have a DB converted...

Good on ya for saving it. I have a DB converted '93 970. One of my fav bikes. It's doing touring duty at the present. I run Schwalbe Big Bens on it (26x2.1)..it feels like a big road bike. Fun...
07-04-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 850
Posted By fishboat

Rather than use electrical tape to finish,...

Rather than use electrical tape to finish, self-sealing silicone tape yields a better looking and wearing end-wrap-finish.
07-04-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By fishboat

Hard to fathom they'd be scrapping an intact 950....

Hard to fathom they'd be scrapping an intact 950. I wonder what bikes they deem worthy of rebuilding.
07-04-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 850
Posted By fishboat

After watching a half dozen videos and you still...

After watching a half dozen videos and you still wrapped it backwards. As soon as the edges start curling back..it'll look rough. I'd strip it off and re-wrap it..you actually can use the same tape.
07-01-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 554
Posted By fishboat

I'd have to go a big +1 on that suggestion. ...

I'd have to go a big +1 on that suggestion.

A 950 or 970 had a lugged frame up to 1993. I have a drop bar converted 970 with Big Ben (26x2.1) tires on it(currently in touring mode). Fun bike....
06-30-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,488
Posted By fishboat

+1 I recently purchased a like-new 17 inch...

+1

I recently purchased a like-new 17 inch 2007 7.5FX WSD for $325. I did a drop bar conversion on it. It's now an all-rounder for my GF. Basically a road/gravel bike (runs 38mm GK Slicks) that...
06-30-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,567
Posted By fishboat

Jenny..you need to quit while you're behind. ...

Jenny..you need to quit while you're behind. Your time here will likely be short, or unpleasant, or both.
06-30-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,881
Posted By fishboat

Did you actually think it was going anywhere? ...

Did you actually think it was going anywhere?

While I don't disagree with your thoughts, to be honest, as we both know, this is a troll post.

:popcorn

...and here we go...
06-29-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By fishboat

Unfortunate, but, given the bike/component supply...

Unfortunate, but, given the bike/component supply chain over the last two years, not at all surprising. Most/all the major bike manufacturers have a disclaimer on their webpages and/or brochures that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 606
Posted By fishboat

Need to take a step back..you're transitioning...

Need to take a step back..you're transitioning from trail riding to 20+mph average road riding. The guys riding an average 24mph aren't riding that fast because they look good.

The elephant...
06-28-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By fishboat

I gotta say..your text reads a lot like that...

I gotta say..your text reads a lot like that coming from a Specialized dealer.
06-28-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By fishboat

Nearly any company with have a tech service dept...

Nearly any company with have a tech service dept or people selected to answer technical questions from their customers. You need to try just a little harder.
06-27-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By fishboat

I've had a couple 28mm GK slick sets run 26.7mm...

I've had a couple 28mm GK slick sets run 26.7mm on HP Son Archetype rims. They're (28s at least) are known to run a little small.
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By fishboat

Yep..they work.

Yep..they work.
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By fishboat

We use these on our panniers..they seem to work...

We use these on our panniers..they seem to work perfectly as the bags never bounce off the racks. Simple, cheap, easy to install. Two Wheel Gear ships fast.
...
06-27-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 722
Posted By fishboat

There's some contradictory suggestions here on...

There's some contradictory suggestions here on what to do to cure/avoid/alleviate PF. The take away is different approaches seem to work for different people.

I've had PF a couple times over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
Posted By fishboat

"School me,," is a euphemism for "I'm too lazy to...

"School me,," is a euphemism for "I'm too lazy to spend 15 minutes researching it myself..so you guys do the work and spoon feed me".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,131
Posted By fishboat

This isn't hard..try google.

This isn't hard..try google.
06-21-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,082
Posted By fishboat

Sort of rude guys...if you want to discuss cars...

Sort of rude guys...if you want to discuss cars and nonsense maybe find a room someplace..else.
06-20-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 809
Posted By fishboat

Stiff (hard formed plastic arch) insoles, not the...

Stiff (hard formed plastic arch) insoles, not the foam-arch insoles
Cycling shoe manufacturers (Specialized..others) make them to fit cycling shoes. Also regular shoe insoles in mtn/touring cycling...
06-19-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 809
Posted By fishboat

If those were his exact words then..hmm. ...

If those were his exact words then..hmm. "Pressure of the pedals"..on a bike your feet are seeing less pressure than when walking. So..if walking is an issue, then maybe the pedal pressure is also...
06-18-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 809
Posted By fishboat

The balls of my feet would get so sore I'd have...

The balls of my feet would get so sore I'd have to stop riding for 15 minutes +/-. I had a blade of grass stuck to the ball of my foot once as I put on my shoes. About 10-12 miles into a ride I had...
06-18-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 809
Posted By fishboat

Been there, done this. When i started riding...

Been there, done this.

When i started riding some 4+ decades ago I initially rode in shoes like you're using now..that is flexible sole. I used cage (campy) pedals much like you're using now. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By fishboat

May be of some help. Read down a ways, the...

May be of some help. Read down a ways, the thread gets into hood replacements..depending on the series of Ultegra you're running.
...
06-15-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By fishboat

I've run SK, SS, and the slicks. The first mount...

I've run SK, SS, and the slicks. The first mount can be not bad to a little snug..as others have said..depends on the rim. After they've been mounted once, then they go on/off fairly easily.
...
06-14-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By fishboat

In my experience, there's really no reason to...

In my experience, there's really no reason to assume the "cheap Chinese tension meter" is remotely close to accurate. I don't believe one of those meters (the spring in those meters) could measure...
06-14-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,082
Posted By fishboat

Thx for reporting back. (relating) Your...

Thx for reporting back. (relating) Your experience is why I asked the question. Sounds like a good tire to check into next time around.

I've been running 700x38mm GK slicks on a number of bikes...
06-14-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By fishboat

If you'll continue your "10 minute commute a few...

If you'll continue your "10 minute commute a few times a week" habits(with current back issues), and not much more, then I'd buy a used, higher-end(lightweight) 1990s hardtail or rigid fork mountain...
06-12-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,809
Posted By fishboat

Both tubeless and hydro discs have their place. ...

Both tubeless and hydro discs have their place. From what you've described, the biggest difference in putting them on your bike is you'll be able to say you put them on your bike.

I'm somewhat...
06-11-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,741
Posted By fishboat

Completed yesterday. B-day present for my GF....

Completed yesterday. B-day present for my GF. Most importantly..it fits her. Gravel-ish bike with the right top tube length and will run 38-42mm road or gravel tires.

2007 Trek 7.5FX WSD. Previous...
06-11-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,066
Views: 720,141
Posted By fishboat

Completed yesterday. B-day present for my GF....

Completed yesterday. B-day present for my GF. Most importantly..it fits her. Gravel-ish bike with the right top tube length and will run 38-42mm road or gravel tires.

2007 Trek 7.5FX WSD. Previous...
06-10-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,082
Posted By fishboat

Thanks again to all sharing their experience...

Thanks again to all sharing their experience here. Some great discussion and new-to-me options for tires.
06-08-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,001
Posted By fishboat

..just goes to show..traditional physics aside,...

..just goes to show..traditional physics aside, the apple can fall far from the tree.
06-07-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By fishboat

I'd agree with the ongoing suggestions.. ...

I'd agree with the ongoing suggestions..

With your budget, you already have a very good bike that fits the bill. For many folks, what you're suggesting is "going backwards" to some extent. i.e....
06-06-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By fishboat

...receiving something shipped from across the...

...receiving something shipped from across the pond(either one) can take a while. I've been waiting a month for something from the UK.

This might be an opportunity to buy another bike to fill in...
06-05-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By fishboat

The assumption with a total online-model is that...

The assumption with a total online-model is that all consumers know what to order. In my experience looking at and buying used bikes for myself and others, as well as talking to people in various...
06-03-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,082
Posted By fishboat

AH! Forgot about their list. Thx. That helps....

AH! Forgot about their list. Thx. That helps. Though I see some on their list are no longer available..Voyager Hypers for one. Miss that tire..it was fast.

Thx to the other suggestions. If you...
06-03-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,082
Posted By fishboat

Fast 35-42mm road tires

This is sort of a crossover between road and gravel..so we'll go with placing it in General Discussion.

I'm looking to assemble a comprehensive list of wide, fast, 700c road tires. Gravel(fine,...
06-03-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By fishboat

Dredging up a slightly older thread..anyone...

Dredging up a slightly older thread..anyone running the Kimberlite tires? What size? Fast on tarmac?
05-30-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,370
Posted By fishboat

Congrats. I retired 6.5 years ago and never...

Congrats. I retired 6.5 years ago and never looked back. Haven't thought about former work for 5 minutes since.

You will find one additional (regular) use for your cell phone..it tells you what...
05-29-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 643
Posted By fishboat

Makes perfect sense. If you have appreciable...

Makes perfect sense. If you have appreciable core muscles. While my core muscles may have been appreciable 20-40 years ago..they are less so now. Now days I think of it more from a balancing weight...
05-29-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 643
Posted By fishboat

A shorter top tube and sliding the saddle back...

A shorter top tube and sliding the saddle back and forth on a longer top tube bike are two very different things.
05-29-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 643
Posted By fishboat

What kind of bike do you have? Hybrid or...

What kind of bike do you have? Hybrid or mountain bike(flat-straight handlebars) or road/touring bike with drop handlebars?

Have you moved your saddle back and forth horizontally to change your...
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By fishboat

Certainly more entertaining than any one of the...

Certainly more entertaining than any one of the resident trolls.
05-26-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 832
Posted By fishboat

I had a similar tick sound only in the right...

I had a similar tick sound only in the right pedal/crank when pressure was applied. It was the DA bottom bracket. I swapped it out..silence.
05-24-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By fishboat

Good advice given so far. Make sure it's a...

Good advice given so far. Make sure it's a self-etching primer. Auto parts stores that supply auto-painting supplies will carry it.

Sounds like you already have the frame stripped. I wouldn't...
05-24-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By fishboat

Somewhat amusing modern high techy term "vapor...

Somewhat amusing modern high techy term "vapor honing". I used this same process using a small motorized pressure washer to clean up some pickup truck wheels before priming and painting them...just...
05-23-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 282
Posted By fishboat

A friend of mine (woman, 5'3") bought a 13 inch...

A friend of mine (woman, 5'3") bought a 13 inch Marin Muirwoods and is (last I heard) converting it to touring use. It requires a taller seat post than stock, but the top tube is the right length for...
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