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07-16-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By mrv

Question on cold setting the MTB frame - why not...

Question on cold setting the MTB frame - why not just add spacers to the hub?
I've cold set a road frame from 126 to 130mm.
I also bought a vintage rear hub to keep the spacing at 124mm (I think,...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By mrv

Gunnar: Custom Bicycles, Frames and Forks ?...

Gunnar: Custom Bicycles, Frames and Forks ? Gunnar Cycles USA (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/bikes/forks/) .. but yours might be custom, so like you were saying, pricey.
- skimming their stock...
07-13-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,843
Views: 319,192
Posted By mrv

The Grizzly Maze - NETFLIX - it was terrible....

The Grizzly Maze - NETFLIX - it was terrible. Just bad. If you're with a group who like to heckle bad movies, this is a good candidate. You can heckle loudly, miss dialogue, you won't miss a thing....
Forum: Introductions
07-12-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By mrv

looking forward to hearing what Schwinn you...

looking forward to hearing what Schwinn you picked up.
i have (am?) slowly developing an appreciation for the versatility and low cost the Schwinn light weights (lite weights?).

...
Forum: Introductions
07-11-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By mrv

detroit's a lovely place to pedal. my TREK 420...

detroit's a lovely place to pedal.
my TREK 420 from yesterday.....


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ride safe....
07-07-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,282
Posted By mrv

- right! No hijacking vintage threads! .......

- right! No hijacking vintage threads! .... maybe hijack this one: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/379270-what-can-you-tell-me-about-schwinn-criss-cross.html
--- yes, I would have to...
07-07-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By mrv

- I'm giving a strong NO vote to the cheap...

- I'm giving a strong NO vote to the cheap V-brakes. If you spend your good EUROS on cheap brakes, all you end up with is cheap brakes.
- Somebody already mentioned the Salmon-colored KOOL Stop...
07-06-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,282
Posted By mrv

- started in 2013. But interesting as I...

- started in 2013. But interesting as I contemplate bodging a Schwinn CrissCross frameset I just picked up to a 650b ride. Canti-brakes though, so maybe the torch is coming out from the back of...
06-24-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,175
Posted By mrv

quick question: did you investigate trying to...

quick question: did you investigate trying to bake after painting? I've been contemplating building an insulated box and heating it with a hot air gun. I'm a bit worried about sucking dust in and...
06-16-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By mrv

that's how I abuse my rattle-canned Bianchi I got...

that's how I abuse my rattle-canned Bianchi I got for $60 of FB-marketplace (then spend about $200 on various maintenance and comfort items).
drop me a note if the purple fork is of interest. looks...
06-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By mrv

"straight legs?" - a straight fork? that I do...

"straight legs?" - a straight fork? that I do not have. did bike builders do that with fully rigid MTBs with 26in wheels?

here's what I do got:
are you able to cut & thead a longer steerer tube?...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By mrv

set up a https://www.warmshowers.org/ account. ...

set up a https://www.warmshowers.org/ account.
you can see who is hosting where, send them a note. be flexible. be polite.
share tales of your misadventures.
I stayed with folks twice. They were...
06-14-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 64,572
Posted By mrv

:50: -- yes, quite the zombie thread here.... ...

:50: -- yes, quite the zombie thread here....
anyways, I'm getting into a bike project kind of mood. this CrissCross is on my local CL for $40.
Lugged, double butted True Temper, canti-posts. --...
06-11-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By mrv

Interesting..... I'm a bit far to the east...

Interesting..... I'm a bit far to the east though. Way over here on the other side of the Mississippi (heck, the other side of Lake Michigan....).

I have been toying with the idea of trying to...
06-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,332
Posted By mrv

$1450 new - made in the USA. -- i know, more...

$1450 new - made in the USA. -- i know, more than $1200......
Gunnar Cycles USA, CrossHairs for Gravel or ?Cross Riding (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/bikes/crosshairs/)
-- basically a Modern Day...
06-08-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,717
Posted By mrv

:twitchy: ..... i thought you were joking....

:twitchy: ..... i thought you were joking. like.... "check the muffler bearings with a $20 bill test"
...okydohy, I'll head back over to the Classic & Vintage Asylum. I wish they'd quit letting me...
06-07-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By mrv

Been over to Sheldon Brown's yet?...

Been over to Sheldon Brown's yet? https://www.sheldonbrown.com/canti-u.html#adjusting

Sounds like you're after the feel of the brake levers hitting a hard stop when they engage the rim (poor...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-05-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By mrv

Day 4 & 5

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Forum: Great Lakes
06-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By mrv

Day 3

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Forum: Great Lakes
06-05-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By mrv

Short Tour Wrap Up

Howdy!
Thanks for everyone's comments and help. It's much appreciated.
Day 1: about 60 miles of cycling
I kicked off from home, getting out of Ann Arbor on 5/21 at 7:30ish AM. Was fortunate enough...
Forum: Touring
06-05-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By mrv

Quick Conclusion

Howdy!
As previously mentioned I reserved my tickets with the 4 hours of hanging out in Chicago eating deep dish pizza. The train arrived in Chicago about 15 minutes late, with 15 minutes to get on...
06-04-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,948
Posted By mrv

lefty fork?

....err... i mean "Lefty Strut"..... apologies.
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Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,420
Posted By mrv

lighten up

don't take more than you'll use.
- except for a few tools you'll hope you don't need (chain tool, tube, tire levers, etc)
- except for a small first aid kit (Benedril, immodium AD -- really hopin'...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-18-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By mrv

while out riding this afternoon i recalled...

while out riding this afternoon i recalled there's a race in the waterloo rec area - the waterloo grit & gravel -
so here's a 30 mile loop for you! ...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-18-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By mrv

Howdy RJoeC -- in case you have not stumbled...

Howdy RJoeC -- in case you have not stumbled across "Gravel Maps": https://gravelmap.com/#11.46/42.3477/-84.1482 -- always helpful for finding dirt roads.

- Parking
You can park in Chelsea...
05-14-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By mrv

Below is a another vote for DupliColor. It's...

Below is a another vote for DupliColor.
It's got a clear matte over the final colors. If it's a lugged frame, and your impatient, definitely rattle can.

I attempted to use Rustoleum brush on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,557
Posted By mrv

ugh..... IA FReD DICS is so ugly.... help.......

ugh..... IA FReD DICS is so ugly.... help.... must point .... browser back to Classic & Vintage ......... help....... me.......

...
05-14-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,567
Posted By mrv

- HA! TRUE THAT! "People driving cars"...

- HA! TRUE THAT!
"People driving cars" frequently treat me like they have no idea what I'm going to do (based on strange behavior from the "people of bikes" they have seen).
So I will occasionally...
05-14-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,567
Posted By mrv

i screwed up the other day.... i'm cycling on a...

i screwed up the other day....
i'm cycling on a dirt road, very low automobile traffic. a runner going in my direction is on the left side of the road, going against traffic like foot travelers are...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-13-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By mrv

Right! There's a section there coming out of Lk...

Right! There's a section there coming out of Lk Erie Metro Park that goes along the Turnpike - YIKES! I've ridden some of that and it sucks.
There is a better network of lower traffic dirt roads to...
04-24-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,746
Posted By mrv

bell shmell, from I'm just gonna learn some opera...

bell shmell, from I'm just gonna learn some opera tunes.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehh8ZdIMMj4
04-24-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,746
Posted By mrv

..... dang - now I really want a bike with a...

..... dang - now I really want a bike with a suspension fork...... that video made my month.
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By mrv

Closing the loop: Thanks for everyone's replies....

Closing the loop: Thanks for everyone's replies. I got my tickets and I'm planning on a 4 hour layover in Chicago. Maybe time for Uno's!!
And if I get in early with nice weather, I can always kick...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-13-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By mrv

I'll have to check out the video. 37 minutes! ...

I'll have to check out the video. 37 minutes!
Anyway - as far as "keeping your guard up" - it all depends where you're going and what time of day.
Going through D'born during traffic-y hours - yep...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-08-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By mrv

Extending the Dequiter Cut north will be really...

Extending the Dequiter Cut north will be really nice. I get nervous with the Q-Line tracks on Woodward. With the new loop I need a special cut through to Great Lakes Roasting on Woodward though. ...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By mrv

.....yep - for me a big part cyclo-touring is the...

.....yep - for me a big part cyclo-touring is the element of unknown, not knowing how things will exactly work out. (.... i do like to draw the line at being able to get water though, which was...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By mrv

AMTRAK Chicago Layover: 30min vs. 4hrs

yo!
Planning a multi-day / multi-modal trek in May (wow - coming up fast...).
AMTRAK is letting me reserve a ticket with a bike where I have 30 minutes to get from one train to the next.
My other...
03-30-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By mrv

https://www.roswheel.com/collections/road-series/p...

https://www.roswheel.com/collections/road-series/products/road-handlebar-bag 9L
my LBS just sold me one of these for $90. I have not tried it yet, so no review yet.
03-30-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By mrv

Ill vote for an old Schwinn light weight. The...

Ill vote for an old Schwinn light weight.
The lugged, made in Japan sport tourers.
The canti versions are hard to find and pricey.
I got the Frameset for $50. But occasionally see similar...
03-30-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By mrv

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/d/detroit-m...

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/d/detroit-march-garage-sale/7297354190.html
- what about a 3-speed? prices are up right now, because it's spring time. or like the link above, you could go...
03-29-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By mrv

bumppppppppp..........

bumppppppppp..........
Forum: For Sale
03-29-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By mrv

bump. . . .

bump. . . .
03-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,776
Posted By mrv

This is hard packed dirt.....

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.....and its great!!! I cannot for the life of me...
03-23-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4,425
Views: 430,498
Posted By mrv

I think I might be done with this wheel. Maybe. ...

I think I might be done with this wheel. Maybe.


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03-23-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4,425
Views: 430,498
Posted By mrv

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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is that a heavy oil or an adhesive?
I've been using a light...
03-17-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,701
Posted By mrv

i've had a bunch of forever bikes - turns out my...

i've had a bunch of forever bikes - turns out my forever bike is the next one.
03-09-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,425
Views: 430,498
Posted By mrv

KickBack. Enjoy.

Converted my single speed to a double speed.
First test ride. Im new to wheel building. Are they ALL supposed to loosen!?!
.....back to the trueing stand....
...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,106
Posted By mrv

bring a used paperback from an actual bookstore...

bring a used paperback from an actual bookstore that sells such things - I found Grapes of Wrath to pair nicely with the GAP/C&O trek in 2019
small sketch book and a pen.

for the most part, i...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-15-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By mrv

- right! That's what I saw on the state park...

- right! That's what I saw on the state park websites.
Since I am not presently planning to stay in the same spot two night, I'm thinking I'll just show up. If I'm late enough, I'll self-pay and set...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,327
Posted By mrv

haha! my first thought was I'd pick the...

haha! my first thought was I'd pick the Cannondale because of the rim brakes!
I have no bikes with disc brakes, so I am still in the mindset I'd rather deal with rim brakes if I have a problem.
...
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