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07-13-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By fettsvenska

No collection of jerseys is complete without one...

No collection of jerseys is complete without one of these https://www.amazon.com/Cult-Classic-Shirts-Cutters-T-Shirt/dp/B071R6N58M...
07-13-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By fettsvenska

Just be careful because this is a dark hole to go...

Just be careful because this is a dark hole to go down, from which there is no return.
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By fettsvenska

Based on the cranks and the cantilevers, this is...

Based on the cranks and the cantilevers, this is a touring bike and I believe that the 1500 and 2000 were Shogun's touring models and so it could be one of those but I don't know for sure.
07-09-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,584
Posted By fettsvenska

This is a good point. I obviously have no...

This is a good point. I obviously have no insight into the strategic plans of Cavendish's team but I think this is an illustration of how cycling teams work together to achieve certain goals and...
07-08-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,584
Posted By fettsvenska

As long as the commentators keep the comparison...

As long as the commentators keep the comparison to just the TdF stage wins, I don't really have a problem with them recognizing that Cavendish could surpass Merckx. From what I've heard from the...
07-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,626
Posted By fettsvenska

I've always been more concerned about the weight...

I've always been more concerned about the weight of my arse:twitchy:
06-29-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 64,090
Views: 9,895,878
Posted By fettsvenska

A little worse for wear but appears to be...

A little worse for wear but appears to be complete. Price is right at $25

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/162312955958712/
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Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,862
Posted By fettsvenska

I can feel this pain where I live as well. I...

I can feel this pain where I live as well. I took my family out camping at a state park in central WA thinking that we would get out and breath the fresh air, do a little hiking, drop a line in the...
Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By fettsvenska

I like the idea of using his current bike. ...

I like the idea of using his current bike. However, he is at the age where growth spurts happen and so he may not even fit his bike next year. One other thing to consider it that a good set of bar...
06-20-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4,130
Views: 629,411
Posted By fettsvenska

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1071_2f9bcc72ae1f09a67c350e196d21d77088daa761.jpg
06-18-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,311
Posted By fettsvenska

Same thing has happened to me 3 times and since I...

Same thing has happened to me 3 times and since I had my glasses under the straps I was able to remove my helmet without stopping. One time it was while I was riding in a duathlon and so it slowed...
06-17-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By fettsvenska

I think that your Diamondback should be fine. ...

I think that your Diamondback should be fine. Also, there is a shortage of bicycles and parts right now due to the pandemic so giving your existing bike a tune up might be your best option anyway. ...
06-17-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 64,090
Views: 9,895,878
Posted By fettsvenska

Hard to go wrong on $15 for a Schwinn Voyageur. ...

Hard to go wrong on $15 for a Schwinn Voyageur.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/765157527494681/
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06-16-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 39,489
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm not so much embarrassed to ride a bike. I'm...

I'm not so much embarrassed to ride a bike. I'm more embarrassed that I let myself get out of shape and overweight. I think this is one of those struggles that is different for everyone and the...
06-15-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 55,823
Posted By fettsvenska

My new bike. I've made a few modifications from...

My new bike. I've made a few modifications from what came stock with the bike but it has turned out great....
06-15-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,635
Posted By fettsvenska

You need a gravel bike to ride that route.

You need a gravel bike to ride that route.
06-15-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,635
Posted By fettsvenska

Any mention of a "kit".

Any mention of a "kit".
06-11-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,596
Posted By fettsvenska

That was my first thought as well. I hope that...

That was my first thought as well. I hope that they Sheldon's website will be maintained as it contains such a wealth of knowledge about bikes.
06-10-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By fettsvenska

This is what I thought as well when I read the...

This is what I thought as well when I read the article. I'm not sure why there is such a harsh reaction to Mr. Petersen's opinions.
06-10-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By fettsvenska

I appreciate some of the modern improvements that...

I appreciate some of the modern improvements that have been made but for me my older bikes still work just fine. One feature that I think is over-sold is suspension. I'm not opposed to suspension...
06-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 62,110
Posted By fettsvenska

Not entirely C&V yet but here is my 50th...

Not entirely C&V yet but here is my 50th anniversary Telecaster and my 1977 Twin Reverb....
06-10-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,491
Posted By fettsvenska

I fully confess that I fell into the spending...

I fully confess that I fell into the spending trap and became a bit of a hoarder when it came to bike stuff. I was never totally out of control but about 6 years ago I moved across the country and it...
06-09-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,422
Posted By fettsvenska

I certainly understand and appreciate the rant,...

I certainly understand and appreciate the rant, which I think is applicable across all categories of used items and not just bicycles. I guess all you can do is shake your head and roll your eyes. ...
06-03-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,687
Posted By fettsvenska

I love these stories. I'm nowhere near being a...

I love these stories. I'm nowhere near being a contender for this prize. I grew up in the 70s and my family didn't hardly have a penny to our name so a reasonable bike wasn't really within reach. ...
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By fettsvenska

Do what you like with this one but IMO you should...

Do what you like with this one but IMO you should pass on this bike. It may be salvageable and when it was brand new was probably a decent bike. However, Peugeot never made any really high end...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,341,406
Posted By fettsvenska

These are the cycling stories that I find the...

These are the cycling stories that I find the most interesting. I always appreciate it when I hear about how someone such as yourself figured out what you wanted and then just made rational...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By fettsvenska

As mentioned above, there is some dependence on...

As mentioned above, there is some dependence on locality and I would concur with some of the other responses that $600 is quite over-priced. It appears to me that the seller has taken a relatively...
Forum: Touring
05-14-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By fettsvenska

I suspect that one of the biggest variables is...

I suspect that one of the biggest variables is tire width. Can the frame support wide enough tires to handle the terrain you're riding? While the vintage touring bikes, like the Miyata 1000, can...
05-14-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By fettsvenska

I would recommend posting this to the touring...

I would recommend posting this to the touring forum.
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,809
Posted By fettsvenska

Don't trust anyone but yourself with the...

Don't trust anyone but yourself with the operating condition of your bike. Even though you are having your bike checked out by your LBS, they will not necessarily check every single bolt or mounting...
05-08-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By fettsvenska

The best surprise I ever got from an old bike was...

The best surprise I ever got from an old bike was the bottom bracket. I bought an old beat up Fuji as an impulse buy for something like $20. I get it home and start to overhaul things a little bit...
05-06-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,397
Posted By fettsvenska

I don't know about your body resetting but I...

I don't know about your body resetting but I believe that I have recalibrated my appetite. Maybe this is just another way of saying that I've changed my eating habits for the better. However, I can...
05-05-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By fettsvenska

You could also go the other direction as per the...

You could also go the other direction as per the late, great Sheldon Brown. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/otb.html
05-05-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By fettsvenska

I did something similar for awhile and was...

I did something similar for awhile and was collecting bikes and frames simply because I could and because I thought that they were cool. After some time I came to realize a few things:

I was...
05-04-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By fettsvenska

Pretty cool to read the road test review of the...

Pretty cool to read the road test review of the Schwinn Superior written by none other than Gary Fisher! "The Superior is strong, stiff and designed for bigger riders, such as those over 150...
04-30-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By fettsvenska

^^^^^ this

^^^^^ this
04-29-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By fettsvenska

I agree with Murray Missile. I think that you are...

I agree with Murray Missile. I think that you are best off using every part of that bike that is still usable. One thing to consider is that while this is definitely a nice bike that is worth...
Forum: Foo
04-28-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,388
Posted By fettsvenska

A few NPs that are not quite as popular but our...

A few NPs that are not quite as popular but our family liked really well are...

Theodore Roosevelt NP in North Dakota (you can also bike the Maah Dah Hey trail while you're there)
Badlands NP...
04-27-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By fettsvenska

This is a very good example why I never recommend...

This is a very good example why I never recommend dept store bikes to anyone. Compared to the lowest end bikes that you get at a bike shop these days, the dept store bikes aren't really all that...
04-26-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,906
Posted By fettsvenska

Out of all those items you've listed, the rear...

Out of all those items you've listed, the rear wheel bearings would be my biggest concern. Also, if you have any mechanical aptitude, there are youtube videos that could help you make all of the...
04-26-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By fettsvenska

One thing to check for usage is the tires. If...

One thing to check for usage is the tires. If this bike has truly only been ridden 3 times, then the tires should show hardly any sign of wear. Depending on the tires, they may even still have the...
04-25-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By fettsvenska

I'm still looking for the pig in those pictures! ...

I'm still looking for the pig in those pictures! I agree with montclairbobbyb, these 900 series Treks are some of my favorite bikes ever made. That is a glorious bike. They make great dirt drop...
04-25-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,102
Posted By fettsvenska

Valid points. And maybe what I'm trying to state...

Valid points. And maybe what I'm trying to state is that for more sophisticated and informed cyclists, suspension could very well meet their wants and needs. As previously stated by a couple of...
Forum: Foo
04-24-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By fettsvenska

I just got my 2nd "jab" this past Wednesday and...

I just got my 2nd "jab" this past Wednesday and the side effects made me feel like I had been "shot". HOLY SCHNIKES!! It is definitely worth it to be inoculated, but I sure didn't feel good on...
04-24-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,102
Posted By fettsvenska

That's great that your shop has appointments, but...

That's great that your shop has appointments, but I've been to several different shops in the different locations where I've lived (Oregon, Washington, Minnesota) to have my bikes serviced and an...
04-24-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,102
Posted By fettsvenska

I believe that this is true which is why the road...

I believe that this is true which is why the road racers are always looking for the most rigid frame possible so that all of their pedaling energy goes into moving them forward. However, I don't...
Forum: Foo
04-23-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,924
Posted By fettsvenska

They certainly don't seem to be too concerned...

They certainly don't seem to be too concerned about customer service. At this point I'm not really all that concerned about having access to eBay. If they don't want me as a customer, I'm happy to...
04-23-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By fettsvenska

I know this is an old thread but I just thought...

I know this is an old thread but I just thought that I would share how I solved this problem. My solution actually works really well. Just remember to be careful and not tap on the bottom bracket too...
Forum: Foo
04-22-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By fettsvenska

I've had my house paid off for a few years now...

I've had my house paid off for a few years now and so I'm not sure what things are like right now. However, back when we did have a mortgage we went through a period where the interest rates dropped...
04-17-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By fettsvenska

I have an XL Karate Monkey and a 60cm Disc...

I have an XL Karate Monkey and a 60cm Disc Trucker. For reference, I'm just shy of 6'2" and wear 34" inseam pants so I'm a little bit longer in my legs than in my torso. Almost every bike has...
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