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06-17-24, 10:12 PM
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Posted By nlerner

you get what you pay for, I suppose. edit: I...

you get what you pay for, I suppose.

edit: I also didn’t get notification that I had been quoted as has been true in the past. Hmm.
06-17-24, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By nlerner

One missing piece of data is the ERD of that rim....

One missing piece of data is the ERD of that rim. This site (https://jmoore.me/wheelbuilder/rims/list/100?forr=) says 615mm, but if you have it in hand, best to measure. And by "flange width" above,...
06-17-24, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By nlerner

@SurferRosa approves of the length of Eddie’s...

@SurferRosa approves of the length of Eddie’s brake cables.
06-17-24, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By nlerner

This is C&V—I use the burnt end of a stick and a...

This is C&V—I use the burnt end of a stick and a dab of whale blubber.
06-15-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

SquireBlack had two flats and was the clear...

SquireBlack had two flats and was the clear winner. Bob F. had a flat on the final day, and I think that was it. Lucky! Tire widths ranged from 35mm to around 56mm. I was envious of those on Rat Trap...
06-15-24, 02:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

Tour complete! Yesterday’s conclusion was 64...

Tour complete! Yesterday’s conclusion was 64 miles from Cle Elum to North Bend, WA, pretty much all of it on the Ironhorse Trail, a gravel rail bed that features a 2-mile very dark and damp passage...
06-13-24, 10:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

Today’s ride was Leavenworth to Cle Elum, WA. It...

Today’s ride was Leavenworth to Cle Elum, WA. It was up, up, up for the first 25 miles and down, down, down for the second 25. A few pics:...
06-13-24, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

Well, some of us did go for a short ride up...

Well, some of us did go for a short ride up Icicle Canyon yesterday:
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06-12-24, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

gugie has requested that we wear our finest...

gugie has requested that we wear our finest threads for any in-town riding today and modeled the possibilities:
...
06-11-24, 10:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

Day 3 complete! Skykomish to Leavenworth across...

Day 3 complete! Skykomish to Leavenworth across Stevens Pass. First 17 miles was up, up, up, mostly on quiet shaded roads parallel to the main road. Then 38 miles of mostly descent, a bit too much of...
06-10-24, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

A few more from day 2. Cloudy and cool at the...

A few more from day 2. Cloudy and cool at the start, but we warmed up quickly. Total was about 30 miles and 2500 feet of climbing, most of it in the first 17 miles:
...
06-10-24, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,515
Posted By nlerner

Some pics from day 1, North Bend to Index, WA: ...

Some pics from day 1, North Bend to Index, WA:
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06-07-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By nlerner

I think the kickstand acts as a fairing of some...

I think the kickstand acts as a fairing of some sort.
06-06-24, 09:48 PM
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Views: 119,016
Posted By nlerner

He was quite prescient.

He was quite prescient.
06-06-24, 05:37 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Didn’t Freud write about that?

Didn’t Freud write about that?
06-06-24, 05:36 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Hmm, I think I have some ape hangers to swap in.

Hmm, I think I have some ape hangers to swap in.
06-05-24, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By nlerner

Nice dry weather, smooth road rig!

Nice dry weather, smooth road rig!
06-05-24, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 426
Posted By nlerner

Might want to check out this thread:...

Might want to check out this thread: https://www.mtbr.com/threads/anti-corrosion-product-shootout.1073581/
06-05-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 119,016
Posted By nlerner

I think I should have titled that thread "Huffy...

I think I should have titled that thread "Huffy Fever Dreams."
06-05-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

Oh, I definitely have options in the bike cave: ...

Oh, I definitely have options in the bike cave:
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06-05-24, 09:21 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Those look promising, but after yesterday's ride...

Those look promising, but after yesterday's ride I swapped in a different set of levers, and that made a big difference. I have Microshift 8-speed brifters on there in that pic, and for whatever...
06-05-24, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,847
Posted By nlerner

Once I suspect it's over 30 lbs (unloaded, that...

Once I suspect it's over 30 lbs (unloaded, that is), I don't weigh.
06-04-24, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By nlerner

TA or Stronglight 50.4 bcd outer should work if...

TA or Stronglight 50.4 bcd outer should work if you can find one in 54t. I might have a 53t TA if you’re interested.
06-04-24, 09:04 AM
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Posted By nlerner

Short ride today through the arboretum for a...

Short ride today through the arboretum for a shakedown cruise on the touring bike before next week’s PNW tour. Can’t say the brakes are passing muster. More experimentation needed:
...
06-03-24, 03:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

I likely could or use a stem with more upward...

I likely could or use a stem with more upward angle or go with different bars. So many possibilities! Huffy is the best blank canvas, right?

I also discovered that a gear cable housing run into...
06-03-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

Thanks to those of you who’ve offered .833”...

Thanks to those of you who’ve offered .833” stems, but I went with Andy_K’s idea and ordered one of those .833 to 1 1/8” converter units. Came today, installed it with the original fork, trimmed the...
06-03-24, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

How about a mullet braking system with a disc...

How about a mullet braking system with a disc fork front and some sort of dual pivot rear? The challenge is finding that fork. Retrofitting a non-disc fork is sure to make this bike The New England...
06-02-24, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

Finally had some time to swap in the chrome fork...

Finally had some time to swap in the chrome fork and a few additional parts to make the Huffy look like a real bike:...
06-01-24, 05:39 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 72,990
Posted By nlerner

May = 453 miles putting me at around 1,806 miles...

May = 453 miles putting me at around 1,806 miles for the year. June should be pretty grand as it’ll include a 5-day tour.
05-30-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

Dang, Doc, I'm riding it to Cino!

Dang, Doc, I'm riding it to Cino!
05-30-24, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

I just measured--it is a .833" steerer. Also,...

I just measured--it is a .833" steerer. Also, looked in the corners of the basement for the original stem but came up empty. However, I do have a chromed fork in the pile with a 22.2 steerer that...
05-30-24, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

Well, I was really hoping to use this Surly fork,...

Well, I was really hoping to use this Surly fork, high on the gnar scale:
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05-30-24, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By nlerner

Xtra-lite compared to a tank, maybe.

Xtra-lite compared to a tank, maybe.
05-29-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

I seem to have amassed a collection of...

I seem to have amassed a collection of possibilities. Might even have a CF fork in the back room (where I keep the better forks)....
05-29-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,657
Posted By nlerner

Huffy dreams

This week is our town’s twice per year “trash amnesty” when you can dispose of bags of extra trash that won’t fit into the regular toter at no extra charge. I’ve amassed a fair amount of bike crap in...
05-29-24, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28,093
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Posted By nlerner

My commute is relatively short—2.5 miles each way...

My commute is relatively short—2.5 miles each way if I go the most direct route, and I’ve used a variety of IGH bikes over the years. Two of the more recent were retrofitted Raleigh Gran Sports:
...
05-29-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By nlerner

If 350mm is too long, take a hacksaw and trim to...

If 350mm is too long, take a hacksaw and trim to fit.
05-28-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,326
Posted By nlerner

That's not a freewheel, but a 6-speed Uniglide...

That's not a freewheel, but a 6-speed Uniglide cassette. Quite a bit rarer and more difficult to replace, I'm afraid!
05-27-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By nlerner

Maybe as a set of windchimes?

Maybe as a set of windchimes?
Replies: 25
Views: 1,812
Posted By nlerner

That was pretty much my schedule last year though...

That was pretty much my schedule last year though I did it DC to Pittsburgh, staying in hotels or the like: Day 1, DC to Brunswick, MD; Day 2, Brunswick to Hancock, MD; Day 3, Hancock to Cumberland,...
05-27-24, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,219
Posted By nlerner

I was back at it again today, putting in the...

I was back at it again today, putting in the miles to prep for a 5-day tour in the PNW next month....
05-26-24, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,219
Posted By nlerner

Back at it again today but a more north westerly...

Back at it again today but a more north westerly route through the Boston suburbs:...
05-26-24, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By nlerner

Very nice! You’ve seen this one before, Kurt, but...

Very nice! You’ve seen this one before, Kurt, but my old Manse replica bike was a 5-speed Sprite:...
05-26-24, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By nlerner

I think it was meant to compete with the even...

I think it was meant to compete with the even more obscure Campagnolo Stiffie.
05-25-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,219
Posted By nlerner

After two unusually warm and humid days for late...

After two unusually warm and humid days for late May in the Boston area, today was cooler but still a really nice temp and much drier. It might have been my first ride this year in shorts and a...
05-25-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By nlerner

Well, that’s clearly because after a ride or two,...

Well, that’s clearly because after a ride or two, the owners hung them up in the garage and bought the Trek they should have bought in the first place.
05-24-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By nlerner

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

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05-24-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By nlerner

Now I need the image of you dressed that way to...

Now I need the image of you dressed that way to leave my mind pronto.
05-24-24, 06:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,076
Posted By nlerner

My guess is that you won’t hear that bottom...

My guess is that you won’t hear that bottom bracket creak over your screaming in terror from the ride quality.
05-23-24, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,785
Posted By nlerner

I really need to spend more riding time on my...

I really need to spend more riding time on my Mercian:
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