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06-27-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Squeeze

This was during a weekend ride and I didn't have...

This was during a weekend ride and I didn't have to be anywhere else, but still a good diversion.

https://i.postimg.cc/X7ntrfh3/IMG-6114.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-26-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,824
Posted By Squeeze

A '90s Trek Multitrack with a steel frame and...

A '90s Trek Multitrack with a steel frame and rigid fork would be a lot better, in my opinion.
01-10-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By Squeeze

I miss their inexpensive Forte store-brand tires....

I miss their inexpensive Forte store-brand tires. At one point, I had 26" x 1.75" Forte Gotham tires on my commuter, 700x25 Forte tires on my older road bike, 700x38 Forte Greenway tires on my wife's...
07-01-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By Squeeze

Trail running shoes. Something like this, with a...

Trail running shoes. Something like this, with a thicker sole than traditional road-running shoes.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/91DGUZP1vaL._AC_UX575_.jpg

I ride MKS Sylvan Touring and...
04-25-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,805
Posted By Squeeze

I have an older, but very similar, Yakima 4-bike...

I have an older, but very similar, Yakima 4-bike hanging rack that goes into the receiver hitch of my truck. We are a family of four who all ride 1990s rigid steel mountain bikes. Well, my wife's is...
11-29-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,538
Posted By Squeeze

Some folks like to call Cross Checks "obsolete"...

Some folks like to call Cross Checks "obsolete" but I sure like the used one I bought in 2020. I'm running 700x42 tires with plenty of room to spare.

My wife has a mid-'90s Specialized Crossroads...
08-13-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,375
Posted By Squeeze

There's also the Wolftooth B-Rad system. ...

There's also the Wolftooth B-Rad system.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/b-rad-system

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0230/9291/files/b-rad-main-image.jpg?v=1524385405

No...
08-12-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,832
Posted By Squeeze

;)

;)
07-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,388
Posted By Squeeze

I found a used Surly Cross Check on craigslist a...

I found a used Surly Cross Check on craigslist a little over a year ago and have no regrets. I ride it probably 50/50 on road and off road. Off road for me means gravel MUPs, dirt roads, and single...
07-19-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,996
Posted By Squeeze

Oh, and while I'm here... "Price point"...

Oh, and while I'm here...

"Price point" means price. Why add an extra word?

Why did someone make up "colorway"? What's wrong with "color" or "colors"?



:50: Yeah, I know.
07-19-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,479
Posted By Squeeze

OP here again. The shop set up my tires as...

OP here again. The shop set up my tires as tubeless. Here's what I ended up with, if anyone is curious. They look like presta valves to me, only shorter. I saw a tiny white spot of what I assume is...
07-13-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,479
Posted By Squeeze

OP here. Just heard back from the LBS. They said...

OP here. Just heard back from the LBS. They said to bring it by and they'd set it up while I wait and that it would take about fifteen minutes. Sounds good to me.

Thanks, everyone.
07-08-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,269
Posted By Squeeze

Since this is the C&V forum, how about a Selle...

Since this is the C&V forum, how about a Selle Italia Turbo?
07-05-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,463
Posted By Squeeze

I don't do business with Amazon for several...

I don't do business with Amazon for several reasons.

The reason I get a daily reminder about is how poorly their delivery drivers drive and especially how they park. They regularly block narrow...
06-17-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,354
Posted By Squeeze

I cut the straps off my helmet. It's more...

I cut the straps off my helmet. It's more comfortable that way, doesn't interfere with my prescription sunglasses, and I don't get sweat caked in the chin strap.

Plus, I like to tip my helmet to...
06-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,107
Posted By Squeeze

In college, I helped a guy move and he gave me an...

In college, I helped a guy move and he gave me an old bike he didn't want anymore. It was a rusty white Free Spirit "ten speed", as we called them then. It had foam "Grab-On" grips that were rotting...
06-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,216
Posted By Squeeze

Agreed. I liked them very much. Forte brand tires...

Agreed. I liked them very much. Forte brand tires were a particular bargain and they had lots of cheap bags for commuting.
04-13-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,722
Posted By Squeeze

I donated my old and well-worn road bike to a...

I donated my old and well-worn road bike to a bicycle co-op in 2019 because I live where gravel trails are everywhere and I was tired of being limited to pavement on 700x25 tires. I rode it on gravel...
04-07-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By Squeeze

Off topic, but I really like your homemade stand....

Off topic, but I really like your homemade stand. Hope it's not patented, as I'm probably going to copy it. :thumb:
02-23-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,113
Posted By Squeeze

I finally found an older (2017) picture I've been...

I finally found an older (2017) picture I've been meaning to find and post since this thread started.

Does anyone else have a matching bicycle and snow shovel? :roflmao:
...
09-14-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By Squeeze

What about a Surly Cross Check? I wanted a BMC...

What about a Surly Cross Check? I wanted a BMC Monstercross but didn't like the most recent yellow color, and the older blue and green ones were sold out in my size by the time I got hip to Black...
09-03-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,671
Posted By Squeeze

I like what I'm used to, what works, and what is...

I like what I'm used to, what works, and what is commonly available just about anywhere.

Heck, I don't even want disc brakes.
07-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8,975
Views: 3,064,736
Posted By Squeeze

Great link. And a parts list, too! Thanks. ...

Great link. And a parts list, too! Thanks.

That is excellent reading for anyone interested in converting old mountain bikes to 1x10.
07-11-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,760
Posted By Squeeze

You're exactly right. I should have examined it...

You're exactly right. I should have examined it more closely but I wasn't riding when I noticed it. I just looked down and happened to see it in the garage and thought "that's not right!"

...
07-10-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,760
Posted By Squeeze

Thanks wgscott. I think I'll post a picture when...

Thanks wgscott. I think I'll post a picture when I get home. I noticed it last night, forgot to take a pic this morning, and now I'm at work.

As always, I'm very grateful for the help at this...
11-12-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,226
Posted By Squeeze

Sorry for your troubles - really. I'd bet...

Sorry for your troubles - really.

I'd bet all my money that she was staring at her smart-phone.

I am constantly concerned in traffic while looking my rearview mirror when I see drivers' eyelids...
08-26-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By Squeeze

Hardcore History by Dan Carlin. ...

Hardcore History by Dan Carlin.

www.dancarlin.com
08-26-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,981
Posted By Squeeze

When I need to do something to a bike that I...

When I need to do something to a bike that I haven't done before, RJ The Bike Guy usually has a video that teaches me what I need to know.
08-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7,514
Views: 3,672,695
Posted By Squeeze

Good stuff, @HTupolev...

Good stuff, @HTupolev (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/htupolev-406505.html). I'm trying to learn about chainlines now and I appreciate the pictures and descriptions.

Unrelated, I took just one...
06-17-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By Squeeze

Thanks, jadocs.

Thanks, jadocs.
04-25-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,135
Posted By Squeeze

Cool! Will be watching as this progresses.

Cool! Will be watching as this progresses.
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