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10-12-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,092
Posted By rumstove

Doh. Just when I thought the Trek District 4 was...

Doh. Just when I thought the Trek District 4 was just what I wanted now I see this. The Spot is a nice looking bike and looks to compete directly with the District 4. Obviously there are some...
09-23-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,850
Posted By rumstove

Replaced the grips with Sram Racing Grips 110mm...

Replaced the grips with Sram Racing Grips 110mm that are made for grip shifters. Bike looks much better now (looked a bit weird with those blue 140mm Lizard Skins...see posts above). Sram grips are...
09-21-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,850
Posted By rumstove

If "steep" can be used for the hills in WI, then...

If "steep" can be used for the hills in WI, then yes haha.
09-21-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,850
Posted By rumstove

I recently dug my old Rockhopper out of the...

I recently dug my old Rockhopper out of the basement, after it sat there for a decade or more, and I've been swapping out parts since. I never rode it because I didn't care for the riding position so...
09-13-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,667
Posted By rumstove

One of my favorite bikes from when I was a kid...

One of my favorite bikes from when I was a kid was a Huffy BMX bike. It was my first BMX style bike and I rode that thing all the time for years until it was finally beyond repair. I will always have...
09-10-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,247
Posted By rumstove

I'm not motivated by anything with Strava but I...

I'm not motivated by anything with Strava but I do like it for keeping track of my rides and being able to see the mileage I put on each of my bikes.

I don't think it's available on the mobile...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,079
Posted By rumstove

I recently bought and installed some PDW Full...

I recently bought and installed some PDW Full Metal fenders 700x45. The 700x45 size is for 35 max tire size, which is what my tires are. REI is having a sale on the "city" fenders, which is the older...
09-07-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,467
Posted By rumstove

Haha to your mom calling the bike metro. Well, I...

Haha to your mom calling the bike metro. Well, I suppose it would depend on the bike's look overall but bars alone I don't think so. I think the oil slick finish is a cool change from the regular...
09-06-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,214
Posted By rumstove

I know you mentioned Craigslist, but that's my...

I know you mentioned Craigslist, but that's my go-to place when looking for old bikes and parts. CL has "bikes" and "bike parts" sections...be sure to check both since people will post random stuff...
09-06-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,019
Posted By rumstove

I would want to be told. If I knew they were worn...

I would want to be told. If I knew they were worn before the ride I wouldn't have worn those shorts. Perhaps some would still wear worn out shorts, but I sure wouldn't.


I think this is the best...
08-28-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,554
Posted By rumstove

I think bikes are a lot like golf clubs: sure the...

I think bikes are a lot like golf clubs: sure the older stuff still works fine but newer stuff usually makes it easier. Both industries have made numerous advancements over the years/decades. Fitting...
08-23-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,608
Posted By rumstove

I'm happy with the results, especially the rear...

I'm happy with the results, especially the rear fender. PDW Full Metals. Still need to cut off the extra bit of the bolt on front. Had a few struggles here and there but worked through them....
08-22-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,608
Posted By rumstove

One more trip to the hardware store today but got...

One more trip to the hardware store today but got the fenders on! Finished after dark so photos tomorrow.
08-21-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,608
Posted By rumstove

PDW Full metals. Fenders look great, hardware...

PDW Full metals. Fenders look great, hardware that came with them would work for 99% of the bikes out there but I ran into a few problems with my Tripper. Hopefully all is now sorted out for a second...
08-21-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,608
Posted By rumstove

I had to come to this thread for some motivation....

I had to come to this thread for some motivation. I just got some fenders for my Tripper which I thought should be simple to install. Somehow everything went wrong today haha. After a trip to the...
08-20-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By rumstove

Ah, cool. If you check it out tomorrow and it...

Ah, cool. If you check it out tomorrow and it doesn't need any major repairs then I'd ride it!
08-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,597
Posted By rumstove

Cool looking bike! I like the "fat tires and ride...

Cool looking bike! I like the "fat tires and ride the snot out of it" idea for sure.
08-13-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,158
Posted By rumstove

I don't remember a specific phrase. Usually ask...

I don't remember a specific phrase. Usually ask to "hop on" or "jump on" was what we said. This was in mid to late '80s and we usually rode on foot pegs.
08-13-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,158
Posted By rumstove

I've lived in WI my entire life and I've never...

I've lived in WI my entire life and I've never heard the term until reading this thread.

Then again MN has always been weird :) Way back in college I first heard of MN's Duck Duck Grey Duck...
08-13-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 87,038
Posted By rumstove

Posted my Raleigh Tripper a few posts earlier....

Posted my Raleigh Tripper a few posts earlier. About to take my Raleigh One Way for a spin. Flip flop hub is currently at freewheel. Biggest change I've made is swapping the drop bars for risers. Not...
08-12-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By rumstove

I currently have two single speeds. Tripper has a...

I currently have two single speeds. Tripper has a coaster brake which is awesome. One Way just has regular boring brakes haha. Something about having a coaster brake is more fun so I ride Tripper...
08-08-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 87,038
Posted By rumstove

Raleigh Tripper I bought new in 2017 (I think?)....

Raleigh Tripper I bought new in 2017 (I think?). Originally bought it because it has a coaster brake. Swapped out the original saddle and pedals. Added a kickstand and couple other small accessories....
08-08-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 125,321
Posted By rumstove

A friend gave me this. This photo is after I got...

A friend gave me this. This photo is after I got all the cobwebs off. It just sits in the side garage waiting for its day to be fixed up. This thread makes me dream of turning it into something great...
08-07-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,207
Posted By rumstove

I like riding at night for many of the reasons...

I like riding at night for many of the reasons mentioned above already. Less traffic, quieter, and cooler temps are the big bonuses. I usually stay in town and I don't really head out on country...
08-03-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,439
Posted By rumstove

My main bike is a Raleigh Tripper and I bought it...

My main bike is a Raleigh Tripper and I bought it because of the coaster brake! I love it. Swapped the bars for some riser bars and got a different saddle but other than that it's pretty much stock....
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