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03-27-24, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By grumpus

I think so, but I wouldn't bet the farm, because...

I think so, but I wouldn't bet the farm, because there's usually an oddball somewhere to make things complicated.
03-27-24, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By grumpus

That is the standard, I don't know why, but it is.

That is the standard, I don't know why, but it is.
03-27-24, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

generally the crown race seat has a slightly...

generally the crown race seat has a slightly larger diameter then the rest of the steerer right above the seat.

Cane Creek's headset dimensional specs pages shows the 1.5" fork crown race seat...
03-24-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By veganbikes

You might look at something that is designed...

You might look at something that is designed around mountain bikes that will mount high and sit low. I haven't seen a personal need for one and my old old boss didn't need one either and he rode the...
03-24-24, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By IAmSam

Should've kept that Scorcher, hmmm? Another...

Should've kept that Scorcher, hmmm?

Another old guy riding a sw8 phiksie here - amazed there's so many of us still hangin' in this place. Ride Safe...
03-20-24, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Aushiker

Nice looking setup.

Nice looking setup.
03-08-24, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By Troul

you have to get creative with mounts. Most of...

you have to get creative with mounts. Most of the time it's a few trials & errors before getting something cleanly mounted.... It isn't always going to be inexpensive either.
02-20-24, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By MarcusT

Ebike got me back into mountain biking

Ebike got me back into mountain biking
12-06-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,145
Posted By cyccommute

None. They are all messy and mostly ineffective.

None. They are all messy and mostly ineffective.
11-11-23, 08:30 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,027
Posted By rsbob

Here’s a wild idea - a rear rack and panniers.

Here’s a wild idea - a rear rack and panniers.
10-30-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 361,922
Posted By Eric F

Bovine Classic gravel race/event in Atascadero on...

Bovine Classic gravel race/event in Atascadero on Saturday (73mi/7300'). It was hard, and spectacular. Against my better judgement, I followed early groups that were going harder than I really...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,177
Posted By JohnDThompson

BMX cranks are available in many short arm...

BMX cranks are available in many short arm lengths, 140mm or even shorter. And Mark Stonich at BikeSmithDesign has a crank shortening service where he drills and taps a new pedal eye in the arms and...
10-23-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,515
Posted By Andrey

I use Fenix BC26R lights with 21700 or 18650...

I use Fenix BC26R lights with 21700 or 18650 replaceable batteries and also a Lumintop B01 with 21700 or 18650 replaceable batteries. Lumintop B01 wins hands down in comparison, way better light...
10-22-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,019
Posted By alcjphil

73 years old now. Last year I wanted to take a...

73 years old now. Last year I wanted to take a different direction so I started looking into gravel bikes. I had been a long time mountain biker, but also had been riding and racing on the road for...
10-19-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By Iride01

Not sure why you think the jump from the 34 to...

Not sure why you think the jump from the 34 to the 50 ring is big. If it is, then perhaps you don't realize that when you make that change on the front that you also have to shift the rear 2...
10-18-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,887
Posted By SurferRosa

This is fairly uncommon. Only really seen it...

This is fairly uncommon. Only really seen it happen once. Much more common are pedals that are torqued on their arms waaay too much. If the pedal accepts a 6mm allen key, that's all I use to secure...
10-16-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By Rick

I worked in a couple of bicycle shops when I was...

I worked in a couple of bicycle shops when I was younger. One of them closed down one of there shops. The owner sold me one of his park doubles. I am spoiled.
10-15-23, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,019
Posted By bruce19

I've bought my last bike many times.

I've bought my last bike many times.
10-11-23, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Polaris OBark

I put a motor on my bikepacking rig.

I put a motor on my bikepacking rig.
10-11-23, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By MarcusT

Nice bike. Enjoy

Nice bike. Enjoy
Forum: Touring
10-11-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By superdex

single-nighters or S24Os are all I seem to be...

single-nighters or S24Os are all I seem to be able to schedule. Shrug. Maybe next summer....
Forum: Touring
10-11-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By JoeyBike

Saturday morrning to Sunday afternoon. 100 mile...

Saturday morrning to Sunday afternoon. 100 mile max each way, usually 50-80 miles each way. Out and back makes the most sense where I live. Most of the year I don't even need a sleeping bag or a cook...
Forum: Touring
10-11-23, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By jpescatore

I'm a hard core credit card style tourer - often...

I'm a hard core credit card style tourer - often do two day/one night or three day two night road/trail rides on my Jamis Renegade what these days would be called a grave bike (with 1x SRAM...
Forum: Touring
10-10-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,743
Posted By imi

A guitar ...

A guitar
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10-10-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,991
Posted By big john

Not like I did, but still get out there on the...

Not like I did, but still get out there on the road and the trails. Time for the Tuesday ride. Gotta go.
10-09-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By maddog34

if you can be patient, i'm sure the chinese will...

if you can be patient, i'm sure the chinese will come out with a lighter, and far less spendy, choice soon .

PS..i got tired of wading through 6million responses that were only vaguely relevant...
10-09-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By maddog34

https://www.bikeparts.com/BPC495946/problem-solver...

https://www.bikeparts.com/BPC495946/problem-solvers-micro-spline-zinger-single-speed-conversion-kit?msclkid=044d1caaf7fc1bae9a77798ec886e545

i considered just saying that you should learn to use a...
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By mev

My residence is within 50 miles of four TX state...

My residence is within 50 miles of four TX state parks. Summer is too hot for me, but spring and fall are peak season. These past years I've been in the habit of a going for a weekend on 2 or 3...
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve done several. Some out and back to a state...

Iíve done several. Some out and back to a state park in PA. Some to a NJ state park. Iíll take a local train to avoid the Camden area, ride to the park for a night, and then ride to and up the coast...
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By imi

Fair point, saturday morning to sunday evening is...

Fair point, saturday morning to sunday evening is 36 hour ish
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By tcs

Yeah, sometimes an overnight out&back to a state...

Yeah, sometimes an overnight out&back to a state park and sometimes I take the morning train out further and two days/one night back.



My one-night cycletours are never as short as 24 hours. :)
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a busy past couple years with family, so I...

Its a busy past couple years with family, so I have done multiple 1 day trips, mostly with one of my kids. I dont see this changing for another few years, so more weekend 1 day trips are in my...
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By staehpj1

I never do much less than a week at a clip with...

I never do much less than a week at a clip with the bike. Anything less than that I just do day rides. I have done a few overnight hikes though.
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By andrewclaus

S24O (sub 24-hour overnighter) is a thing. Look...

S24O (sub 24-hour overnighter) is a thing. Look it up--there are plenty of others doing it bikepacking. I do it on hiking trips.
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By imi

When away for a single night, the weather and...

When away for a single night, the weather and subsequent gear choice is usually simpler. I donít bother with cooking gear.

I have a number of friends who live 50-80 kms away from me, which is a...
Forum: Touring
10-06-23, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By robow

I generally use single overnight out and back...

I generally use single overnight out and back trips in order to sort out new equipment or make sure everything is working properly before a longer tour, but then they can sure be fun in their own...
09-22-23, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By base2

"Boost" just moves the crankset out to the...

"Boost" just moves the crankset out to the traditional 3x, third ring position and centers the cassette ~5mm outboard accordingly. In Other Words as long as the 1x chainring you intend to use is...
04-10-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 361,922
Posted By jsigone

Great Western Loop short version, looped up to...

Great Western Loop short version, looped up to Alpine to mirror the grand fondo route coming up later this month. Fun day except for my buddy crashed pretty bad in the twisty of lower Lyon's Valley...
04-01-23, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 361,922
Posted By jsigone

long day started 0530am. Rode down and did the...

long day started 0530am. Rode down and did the San Diego 3 Cross loop. Rancho Bernardo to Sweetwater mall ( 745am ride start for the others), -> Mt Helix ->Cabrillo in Point Loma and -> Mt Soledad at...
12-28-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By fishboat

check out posts by cyccommute he's posted a few...

check out posts by cyccommute he's posted a few of his bikes that would fit what you're looking for

example:


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11-17-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By prj71

No.

No.
11-14-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 361,922
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...45 mi zone 2 road cruise on the route...

Saturday...45 mi zone 2 road cruise on the route of the Montrose Ride. I was reminded that Arrow Hwy through Irwindale and Azusa is pretty lousy, especially for a solo rider. Despite that, I had a...
11-13-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 361,922
Posted By jsigone

roadfix that looks like a great view to wake up...

roadfix that looks like a great view to wake up to! Reminds me of the campground up in Santa Cruz state park.
08-04-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,333
Posted By Lazyass

In June '87 my uncle who was serious into cycling...

In June '87 my uncle who was serious into cycling let me borrow one of his bikes and took me on a ride. It was an '83 Peugeot PX10 with the stock tubulars. I was hooked for life he gave me that bike....
08-03-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,333
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Same with me. Mine was a 1973 Fuji Finest. It...

Same with me. Mine was a 1973 Fuji Finest. It took me a while to figure out how Presta valves worked. :lol:
08-02-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 108,385
Posted By ethet

NBD: 2018 Rinsei Lab Keirin

Yay! I received the frame and built it up this morning, and then gave it an inaugural 70km ride this afternoon. I am kinda excited about this bicycleómore than I have been in quite a while when it...
08-01-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,919
Posted By sshakari

Glad you are back. I also came back after 7 years...

Glad you are back. I also came back after 7 years of absence. I still message with Herb every so often & been trying to catch a ride with him in Burbank.
05-28-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By sshakari

same here.

same here.
05-28-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By urbanknight

I keep in touch with Herb, have seen Big John at...

I keep in touch with Herb, have seen Big John at some of the rides now that I'm back into it, and Vic is my wife's uncle so I keep in touch with him. I remember the guy who was always on a fixie but...
05-28-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By sshakari

I've known about them for many years and have yet...

I've known about them for many years and have yet to join a ride. What is it like riding with them?
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