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01-19-22, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Phamilton

Dear Bike Forums diary, 2021 was a joke. ...

Dear Bike Forums diary,

2021 was a joke.

I have been diagnosed rather late in life (right before my 40th birthday) with Aspergerís syndrome. Explains a bunch.

Bunch of childhood and other...
03-23-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Dear bike forums diary, I quit riding my...

Dear bike forums diary,

I quit riding my bike to work. Iíve been through 2 more bikes since my last post here. I donít want to ride skinny tire bikes anymore. I have a big old mountain bike now. ...
06-28-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Dear Bike Forums Diary, I will be getting a...

Dear Bike Forums Diary,

I will be getting a car soon. Itís been almost 3 years. I donít want to live car free in Indiana. It sucks.

I think a station wagon would be nice. Or maybe a Honda...
12-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Dear Bike Forums diary, I quit/got fired...

Dear Bike Forums diary,

I quit/got fired from the job that was 12 miles away and got a job 3 miles away that pays half as much. At first I was getting twice the hours as the previous job (at twice...
12-11-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I still endorse the above statement, but when I...

I still endorse the above statement, but when I made it I had temporarily forgotten that I am also old school.
05-15-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Blogs are old school. Forums are old...

Blogs are old school.

Forums are old school.

I gotta break up with Bike Forums. I gotta grow up a little.

See ya.
05-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I'm a liberal. Whining is what we do.

I'm a liberal. Whining is what we do.
05-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Somebody accused me of whining on Bike Forums....

Somebody accused me of whining on Bike Forums. Preposterous.
05-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Commute log - 5/14/19 AM

Excellent.


I lowered my saddle another 1mm, repositioned my feet another 1mm forward on the pedals, and lowered my bars another .5mm in addition to rotating them about 1/2 a deg further forward....
05-13-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Iíll get to do laps around that trailer park as...

Iíll get to do laps around that trailer park as many times as I lived there, twice in the same trailer.
05-13-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Iíd visit their gravesite, too. Itís only like 2...

Iíd visit their gravesite, too. Itís only like 2 miles from their house.
05-13-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Iíve been thinking about doing a mini bike tour...

Iíve been thinking about doing a mini bike tour sometime this summer where Iíll ride past all the places Iíve ever lived. I havenít started trying to figure out yet what the mileage would be, but...
05-13-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

He was a brick mason. She was a homemaker. I...

He was a brick mason. She was a homemaker. I donít really care for the term, but I canít think of a better one at the moment.
I guess she learned to drive around the time I was born. By the time I...
05-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Neither one of them could ride a bike.

Neither one of them could ride a bike.
05-13-19, 06:40 PM
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Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

He grew up Amish, he and my gramma both did. They...

He grew up Amish, he and my gramma both did. They left the Amish when they got married. They both had an 8th grade education. They were among the first of their siblings to leave. Pioneers sort of....
05-13-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

My dead grampa would sit and talk for hours and...

My dead grampa would sit and talk for hours and weíd sit around and listen. It was easier after my gramma had her stroke, there were a lot less interruptions.
Theres this YouTube channel I watch...
05-13-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I like this, but evidently I canít ďlikeĒ it...

I like this, but evidently I canít ďlikeĒ it while mobile.

Thanks for popping in!
05-13-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

A reality TV show about bike flippers called...

A reality TV show about bike flippers called ďPolishing ChromeĒ
05-13-19, 04:22 PM
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Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Best thing never said today - ďYour momís rear...

Best thing never said today - ďYour momís rear derailer has some corrosionĒ
05-13-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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3K views. What kind of creepers are reading...
05-12-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

This 1st gen Deore drivetrain is super cool and...

This 1st gen Deore drivetrain is super cool and all in really nice shape. I almost donít want to use it for commuting. If it were worth anything, I might sell it to help subsidize the cost of a 3...
05-12-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

In reality how all the gearing plays out is on...

In reality how all the gearing plays out is on whatever bike Iím riding, I usually end up choosing the gear thatís closest to about 60-65 gear inches the vast majority of the time. If I have a...
05-12-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

The triple on the Trek had similar percentage...

The triple on the Trek had similar percentage steps and how I typically rode it was to select a rear gear on the middle ring that was comfortable on the flat and for the particular wind situation,...
05-12-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

If I wanted to keep the triple, I could swap the...

If I wanted to keep the triple, I could swap the 46t for a 40t.
...
05-12-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

There are (2) 27Ē wheels with Sturmey Archer 3...

There are (2) 27Ē wheels with Sturmey Archer 3 speed hubs on eBay right now, the one I snapped earlier (AC) and another one with an AM, looks like same seller. Wish I had the coin.
05-12-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I think this looks about right: ...

I think this looks about right:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x1334/7c61f55a_b798_41f2_8120_143cf569d2b7_2e6d5b3d860310d63d6aa51dd144c1e218031612.png
05-12-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

A three speed hub and a front dyno hub sounds rad.

A three speed hub and a front dyno hub sounds rad.
05-12-19, 04:20 PM
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Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Completely different bikes, though, despite the...

Completely different bikes, though, despite the many similarities.
05-12-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

At any rate, any minor frustrations aside, I...

At any rate, any minor frustrations aside, I still really like this bike. If I allow myself to forget that I know anything about bikes (which is pretty easy to do), just completely subjectively I...
05-12-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I donít know if Iíd change the fenders or not.

I donít know if Iíd change the fenders or not.
05-12-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I canít stop thinking about the Voyageur with a 3...

I canít stop thinking about the Voyageur with a 3 speed hub. Iíd put cloth tape on the bars, maybe blue or red or something like that. And maybe a saddlebag, like a canvas one. I donít know if Iíd...
05-12-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

My kid made a big deal out of motherís day this...

My kid made a big deal out of motherís day this year. She started planning like weeks ago. She saved up a bunch of money and got my wife all these perfect gifts, candles and incense and makeup and...
05-12-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

ďAinítĒ is an indulgence for me. I get into a...

ďAinítĒ is an indulgence for me. I get into a certain frame of mind and seem to channel my dead grampa. Unfortunately this sometimes includes nose picking and flatulence, but you know the old saying...
05-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I ainít into labels much anymore.

I ainít into labels much anymore.
05-12-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I mean, thatís OK with me. I just donít always...

I mean, thatís OK with me. I just donít always remember that.
05-12-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Iím not sure Iíve ever said it before, but Iíve...

Iím not sure Iíve ever said it before, but Iíve found myself thinking several times over the past several months that it takes relatively little real world bike commuting experience to see that many...
05-12-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I didnít realize there were so many internal gear...

I didnít realize there were so many internal gear options.
I know a lot of the Sturmey Archer models arenít in production anymore but some of them you can seem to find used pretty easily and often...
05-12-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

My Collegiate has a 3 speed hub but itís a nasty...

My Collegiate has a 3 speed hub but itís a nasty clunky Shimano. The spacing between the gears is a little wide. But it looks like you can find close ratio SA hubs, evidently. Iíll have to see what...
05-12-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x1334/d8412570_af1a_4b97_a107_afaa1df0b1e7_64dc3b958e7d3e26a5fc0ba023f1503d45206516.png
Ha! Will ya look at that. I canít afford it now, but...
05-12-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

At any rate, the verdict is still out on the...

At any rate, the verdict is still out on the Voyageur current drivetrain. The 46T ďsmallĒ ring is I think gonna be too tall for me, unless I have some unforeseen and unexplainable improvement in my...
05-12-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Not gonna lie, if I felt like I could get the...

Not gonna lie, if I felt like I could get the gearing correct, I might really love the Voyageur with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed.
05-12-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Or maybe an IGH, I think they often have narrower...

Or maybe an IGH, I think they often have narrower hubs ... ?
05-12-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

It actually sounds kind of awesome.

It actually sounds kind of awesome.
05-12-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

I didnít expect the Voyageur to have 120mm rear...

I didnít expect the Voyageur to have 120mm rear spacing, despite having a 5 speed freewheel. I could probably have it spread to 126, but 130 seems like a lot, maybe too much. So it will probably...
05-12-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Moral of the story was I spent basically all day...

Moral of the story was I spent basically all day in the garage trying to fix things and just made a mess, discovered that frame is bent, and got frustrated.
05-12-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Makes me wonder if sometimes frames ever got...

Makes me wonder if sometimes frames ever got brazed up a little crooked then bent to within some tolerance and sold.
05-12-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

So in all the rear wheel fiddling and whatnot, I...

So in all the rear wheel fiddling and whatnot, I discovered that the rear triangle of the Raleigh is bent. Sighting down the drive side seat stay, thereís a noticeable bend inward starting just below...
05-12-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Since I decided to give the Trek to my brother,...

Since I decided to give the Trek to my brother, Iím finding myself worrying about having a backup bike. I have the Collegiate, but itís not a bike I want to ride more than a few miles on at a time....
05-10-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Comparing current setup of Voyageur to where I...

Comparing current setup of Voyageur to where I started, basically I kept my hands more or less where they were, brought everything else forward 2cm, and my CG down 2cm.

The top tube of the Trek...
05-10-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Phamilton

Reason Iím not freaking out about my knees is I...

Reason Iím not freaking out about my knees is I seem to keep reading accounts of BF cyclists who took the winter off and are describing much worse symptoms after their first rides of 2019 than what...
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