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02-22-24, 08:23 AM
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Posted By riverdrifter

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02-22-24, 06:53 AM
Replies: 587
Views: 72,444
Posted By riverdrifter

1990 Cannondale ST600 ...

1990 Cannondale ST600

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02-21-24, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,675
Posted By riverdrifter

1996 Bianchi Volpe

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02-10-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By riverdrifter

NBD 1996 Bianchi Volpe

New bike day for my wife! She got a 1996 Bianchi Volpe, and itís a nice one!

Owned by a recently retired, long time bike shop employee who is ďthinning out the herdĒ.

Itís just about the...
02-05-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 454,568
Posted By riverdrifter

1985 sr500

Hereís my latest acquisition.

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Its an Ď85...
02-05-24, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By riverdrifter

For sure. Iím not looking to spend crazy bucks...

For sure. Iím not looking to spend crazy bucks for hoods. Iím really kicking myself now, because I probably couldíve gotten at least a couple of more years out of the ones on there. I had no idea...
02-05-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By riverdrifter

Oh man, we posted at almost the same time. I was...

Oh man, we posted at almost the same time. I was just looking at those pink ones and wondering if I could make it work.

That is a totally killer bike you have there! Looks awesome!
06-28-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By riverdrifter

I agree. Per headtube length it sure looks like a...

I agree. Per headtube length it sure looks like a 23Ē frame to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 624,087
Posted By riverdrifter

Central Illinois. ...

Central Illinois.


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06-26-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,313
Posted By riverdrifter

Oh wow, itís my twin! Thatís so cool!

Oh wow, itís my twin! Thatís so cool!
06-18-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 30,955
Posted By riverdrifter

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On the Rock Island Trail, north of Princeville,...
06-06-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 30,955
Posted By riverdrifter

52telecaster Me too. Itís really nice to have...

52telecaster Me too. Itís really nice to have that bridge and section of trail open.
06-05-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,239
Views: 820,682
Posted By riverdrifter

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June 5, 2023.
06-05-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 30,955
Posted By riverdrifter

Peoria - War Memorial bridge on Rock Island Trail.

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05-31-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 149,171
Posted By riverdrifter

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05-25-23, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By riverdrifter

Update

Okay so Iíve got to ride this for a week now, and tweak the fit a bit more. Itís feeling great!
New tape, hoods, and bottle cages today. Swapped the bar bag to the saddle because it was interfering...
05-25-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 431,787
Posted By riverdrifter

One more of this little sweetie. Sheís almost 6...

One more of this little sweetie. Sheís almost 6 months old now, and still just as cute and funny!
...
05-25-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 431,787
Posted By riverdrifter

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05-23-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,376
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks for taking time to help out our seniors.

Thanks for taking time to help out our seniors.
05-23-23, 08:16 AM
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Posted By riverdrifter

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I owned this one a few years ago and I loved riding...
05-18-23, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By riverdrifter

NBD 1990 Cannondale ST600

Hope this still fits in C&V. 😀

My last tourer was a 1984 Trek 620. I documented the rebuild on here a few years ago. After finishing the build I decided it was too small for me. I hated to let it...
05-16-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,975
Views: 3,065,397
Posted By riverdrifter

Iíve posted this pic on another thread, but here...

Iíve posted this pic on another thread, but here is a 1994 Cannondale M700 that I did a mild restomod for my son. It was in pretty good shape when I got it, so it didnít need much. It did require a...
05-15-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 454,568
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks! Yeah the clean ones donít last long. This...

Thanks! Yeah the clean ones donít last long. This one had been a garage hanger since their kid got his drivers license.

Converting the 1 1/4Ē stem to threadless was the only thing that was a bit...
05-15-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 454,568
Posted By riverdrifter

1994 M700 rebuilt for my son. ...

1994 M700 rebuilt for my son.


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10-24-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By riverdrifter

Schwinn Frontier budget gravel build.

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I put this together for my 11 year old son.
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03-04-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,234
Posted By riverdrifter

I remember everyone talking about those!

I remember everyone talking about those!
03-02-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,234
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm in the West Central neighborhood. Not too far...

I'm in the West Central neighborhood. Not too far from the Univeristy Aldi. Peoria has been a big switch for me, for the last 10 years I lived 70 miles from the nearest Wal-Mart!
03-02-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,220
Posted By riverdrifter

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Thatís my wife ahead of me, about to enter an icy...
03-02-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,234
Posted By riverdrifter

I just moved to Peoria from deep in the backwoods...

I just moved to Peoria from deep in the backwoods of Nebraska and am digging Aldi! Itís the only grocery store Iíve rode too so far.
10-18-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm not sure about the Planet Bike Superflash,...

I'm not sure about the Planet Bike Superflash, but I have that exact Bontrager rack, with that same mount, and have the Planet Bike Grateful Red taillight mounted on it. It all works perfect.
10-18-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,996
Posted By riverdrifter

For my midwest winter commutes I wear...

For my midwest winter commutes I wear high-quality, mountaineering gear. All Gore-Tex, with merino wool base layers, including socks. I wear lightly insulated and waterproof Merrell boots. On my...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,637
Posted By riverdrifter

Whole thing is completely ridiculous right from...

Whole thing is completely ridiculous right from the beginning. The worst part though, is the paper publishing the stupid story to defame some regular dude just trying to do a good thing. What are the...
10-16-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,861
Posted By riverdrifter

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His...

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His University asked him what he would like from them. His reply was, "A place to park my bike."
09-10-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By riverdrifter

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area - Kearney,...

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area - Kearney, Nebraska

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09-09-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By riverdrifter

Sign at campground says... "If you need a bike take one..."

I was enjoying an electronics-free camping weekend with my family, hence no photos. Sorry! Anyway as we approached the campground host campsite I saw literally 100 or more bicycles in every shape and...
09-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,431
Posted By riverdrifter

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let...

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let facts get in the way of your opinion. You can most certainly buy a hardtail MTB for under $500 that will be reliable, trouble-free, and enjoyable for...
09-04-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,431
Posted By riverdrifter

All Shimano components are good quality, even the...

All Shimano components are good quality, even the entry level stuff. They are designed to be rugged and reliable. When you move up to the higher level spec you will get smoother shifting and lighter...
09-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,431
Posted By riverdrifter

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child...

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child trailer and do some occasional, recreational trail riding. He is not looking for a $1,000 trail rig.

Let's not try to convince him that it's not worth...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By riverdrifter

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Fictional character from television series Gunsmoke.
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,550
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-29-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,784
Posted By riverdrifter

You can get that bike complete for $899. Properly...

You can get that bike complete for $899. Properly geared for touring, and with Tubus racks even.
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08-29-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,249
Posted By riverdrifter

The sloping top tube makes it hard to determine...

The sloping top tube makes it hard to determine standover. I'm leaning in the photo above. If I stand straight up, right in front of the saddle nose, I have zero standover clearance.
08-29-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,249
Posted By riverdrifter

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Ah, I understand. :)

Less than a quarter inch. Actually, for all intents...
08-28-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By riverdrifter

I just refurbed a bike with 27" wheels, and I...

I just refurbed a bike with 27" wheels, and I went with Continental Super Sport Plus tires in 27 x 1 1/4. They are smooth and fast, and the puncture resistance is top notch! I live in thorn country...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,550
Posted By riverdrifter

This is pretty much where I'm at also. If...

This is pretty much where I'm at also.

If the parents aren't happy, it's pretty hard for the kids to be happy. For some families it works out to work long hours and provide a big house and shiny...
08-25-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 661,061
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-20-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,168
Posted By riverdrifter

Here is a quick pic with the toe clips and saddle...

Here is a quick pic with the toe clips and saddle bag. I also tried to get a detail pic of that great pewter metallic paint....
08-19-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,168
Posted By riverdrifter

Here it is so far. Plans to come yet are service...

Here it is so far. Plans to come yet are service BB, all new cables, dual Blackburn SS bottle cages, front rack, and panniers.
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08-18-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,449
Posted By riverdrifter

Congratulations! That bike looks awesome!

Congratulations! That bike looks awesome!
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,109
Posted By riverdrifter

A type of policy called "inland marine" would do...

A type of policy called "inland marine" would do this. It's a strange name, and a carry-over from many years ago, but I believe most insurance companies still offer it. I use an inland marine policy...
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