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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 835
Posted By fishboat

While you may find someone that can repair the...

While you may find someone that can repair the damage, I think you're dreaming if you expect someone else to accept the liability(the outcome of a "safety assurance") for you riding the frame/fork. ...
08-09-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 132
Posted By fishboat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY&vl=en...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY&vl=en
08-09-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By fishboat

Missouri Rock Island Trail (Lees Summit to Pleasant Hill)

We'll be taking the Amtrak from Kirkwood, MO to Lee's Summit this fall and riding the Rock Island Spur and Katy back to Kirkwood.

There are a couple options (on road or on primarily bike trails)...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By fishboat

I used this mask: ...

I used this mask:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SCHVU0W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and P-100 organic vapor cartridges outside:...
08-08-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By fishboat

It looks like the '98 model was Ultegra...

It looks like the '98 model was Ultegra throughout. 9 speed Ultegra stuff (6500 series) is still easy to find on ebay. Shifters, front and rear derailleurs, hubs... I haven't looked for a crank...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By fishboat

Ya..I've watched a number of his videos. He...

Ya..I've watched a number of his videos. He appears to be quite skilled, though I honestly never took note of the paints he was using. Montana Gold..there they are. He must be sponsored by them as...
08-08-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By fishboat

You've got a very nice frame. Be good to it. ...

You've got a very nice frame. Be good to it.

While, on a practical basis, there isn't a whole lot of difference between a 9 and 10 speed bike, like nearly none, as mstateglfr mentions, 8-11...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By fishboat

I've never heard of Montana Gold paints..looked...

I've never heard of Montana Gold paints..looked it up. It appears to be artist-graffiti paint. While it might be high grade paint for someone tagging a building, I think it's a long ways from...
08-06-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By fishboat

Sarcasm..not really needed. Given what's being...

Sarcasm..not really needed. Given what's being studied and the instruments being used.. NIST, temp, and humidity is going a bit far. If you think skipping the evaluation of measurement system error...
08-06-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By fishboat

In a past life, if I had your setup to measure...

In a past life, if I had your setup to measure what you're measuring, I'd have done a Gage R&R Study. No doubt Shimano and Campy use GR&R or GR&R-type studies to monitor their measurement systems...
08-05-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By fishboat

DeRosa..There's a DeRosa on the cover? ... ...

DeRosa..There's a DeRosa on the cover?

...

Took another look..I'm not seeing it..
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,026
Posted By fishboat

"Maybe I shouldn't even bother with the groups...

"Maybe I shouldn't even bother with the groups that I know are faster than I can handle.."

Well, there's an epiphany.

(You get dropped here daily and sadly you keep returning.)
08-02-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By fishboat

While losing the child is a tragedy (btdt), it's...

While losing the child is a tragedy (btdt), it's unfortunate that her parents weren't capable of intelligent thought. Perhaps their daughter belonged on a bicycle, with some supervision, rather than...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By fishboat

I just finished painting a bike..the second of...

I just finished painting a bike..the second of two bikes that I've painted, so far. I use PPG auto paints loaded into rattle cans. This offers you hundreds(thousand+?) of colors. Auto parts places...
07-30-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By fishboat

Just measure the top tube length range you're...

Just measure the top tube length range you're comfortable with and look for a MTB that has a top tube length in that range. 1993 and older Trek 900 series had top tubes about 1.5cm shorter than...
07-30-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By fishboat

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/2008_trek_7_5fx_db_conv_ad2e7aab6ef10b404b8668d9155ae3cde3a48596.jpg

Built up about a month ago. B-day present for my GF. Most...
07-25-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 534
Posted By fishboat

I think those of us that build wheels would be...

I think those of us that build wheels would be interested in photos and/or specs on the components you source and use for your build(s).
07-24-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,917
Posted By fishboat

yikes..then why post it here.. perhaps this is a...

yikes..then why post it here.. perhaps this is a better home for such things(maybe the mods will move it for you):

https://www.bikeforums.net/blogger-s-forum/
07-24-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,833
Posted By fishboat

It's good karma to grab it now...offer him $75....

It's good karma to grab it now...offer him $75. Consider it a rescue as most any other next owner will beat it into submission and it'll end up in a landfill, or scrapyard, and it'll weigh (heavily)...
07-22-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,409
Posted By fishboat

"here on BF"...your on Bike Forums

"here on BF"...your on Bike Forums
07-22-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,409
Posted By fishboat

You might try a quick search here n BF as there's...

You might try a quick search here n BF as there's dozens, and dozens, and dozens of threads discussing Brooks saddles.
07-22-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 728
Posted By fishboat

Another in an endless stream of examples of...

Another in an endless stream of examples of worthless threads that will go on and on and on......
07-21-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By fishboat

How did you arrive at these two? What research...

How did you arrive at these two? What research have you done? What type of riding do you do (surfaces, distances..)?
07-18-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By fishboat

I agree. It's getting harder to find good info...

I agree. It's getting harder to find good info here as trolls seem to be taking up more and more 'bandwidth'. Of course, the other side of the coin is that trolls remain more than well-fed. If...
07-17-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By fishboat

...imprecise..while I get your...

...imprecise..while I get your meaning..imprecise, precise and precision are very different words. The latter, in science, is basically a reserved term/professional jargon that only involves...
07-17-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By fishboat

Not to be too anal(or pedantic if the last word...

Not to be too anal(or pedantic if the last word was aced), but when talking about accuracy and precision it's best to use specific/correct terms.

Precision is "repeatability"(in the science and...
07-17-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By fishboat

RWGPS introduced a "Flatten Elevation" tool a...

RWGPS introduced a "Flatten Elevation" tool a couple-few years back to eliminate the up and down spikes from tunneled hills and gorges. It's a premium feature. I haven't used it(not a premium acct),...
07-17-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 548
Posted By fishboat

Lots of folks buying lots of electronics that are...

Lots of folks buying lots of electronics that are essentially random number generators and then spending their time trying to figure out why they make little sense. Unless you figure out how to...
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,031
Posted By fishboat

Only you can answer your question. Everyone's...

Only you can answer your question. Everyone's back end is different. I have a half-dozen-ish Brooks saddles (B17 Imperials, std B17, B17 Flyer) and they are all comfortable..to me. If you're going...
07-14-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,469
Posted By fishboat

Depends on what you want. I did a DB conversion...

Depends on what you want. I did a DB conversion on a 1993 Trek 970. Threadless stem was stock on the bike. Bike is in like-new condition. The conversion ran me about $200. $25 for shifter/brake...
07-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By fishboat

I'm done..you'll have to figure it out from here.

I'm done..you'll have to figure it out from here.
Forum: Touring
07-13-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By fishboat

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking...

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1255021-new-cannondale-topstone-al-model-less-proprietary.html
07-13-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By fishboat

...reading for comprehension.. per the CBS42...

...reading for comprehension.. per the CBS42 report(Op first link) the guy that was killed "was riding his bicycle in the 1000 block of Speedway Boulevard"

My link was 1122 Speedway Blvd. Your...
07-13-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By fishboat

Unfortunate, but it doesn't look like I road I...

Unfortunate, but it doesn't look like I road I would ride...basically have to ride in the road of a 55mph+ (most likely people are cruising 65mph) hwy with gravel shoulders.
...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

OK..M.M routes have been transferred to Organic...

OK..M.M routes have been transferred to Organic Maps ( https://organicmaps.app/ ) and M.M has been uninstalled. Yay.

M.M does a direct export of your routes to O.M. Big help and made the transfer...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

It doesn't really matter..to me at least. I use...

It doesn't really matter..to me at least. I use a Garmin ETREX 20. I've had it for years and use it for hiking, kayaking, and in recent years cycling. It's small and mounts on the bars. Works...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

Wikicamps looks cool. I wasn't aware of it. ...

Wikicamps looks cool. I wasn't aware of it. I'll have to take a good look at it.

One of the files I imported to M.M was the custom map I created by downloading data from this site:

ALL US AND...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

An actual GPS unit is for navigation. In this...

An actual GPS unit is for navigation. In this mode it excels. With respect to viewing alternate routes or showing a buddy some routes while we have a beer...I don't carry an Edge around with me.
...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

Nope..I extract the kml file from RWGPS and email...

Nope..I extract the kml file from RWGPS and email it to myself. The open the kml file and it atot-imports to M.M. However I can now choose to auto-import it to Organic Maps.



It sounds...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

My update date appears to be 7/3/22. If your...

My update date appears to be 7/3/22. If your version updated you'll notice a new set of option-links on the bottom of the screen when you open the app. If you use/used it with any frequency, you'll...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

I've been ferreting out options all morning. It...

I've been ferreting out options all morning. It appears the last time Maps.Me was sold (2020) to some holding of a holding of a holding company some of the developers split off and created an app...
Forum: Touring
07-07-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 612
Posted By fishboat

Alternate Offline Mapping Options

I'm a long-term user of Maps.Me (formerly MapsWithMe). It's (it was) a handy reference to store and access various day routes I ride as well as touring routes.

To load a route into Maps.Me I...
07-05-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By fishboat

I'm not at home so I can't check my '93 970 frame...

I'm not at home so I can't check my '93 970 frame for a couple days...but I'm thinking I'm remembering that, at least for some years, 950 and up had the same frame.

You might go to Trek vintage...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 799
Posted By fishboat

Similar approach: ...

Similar approach:

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1170491-inexpensive-solid-front-rack.html
07-04-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By fishboat

Good on ya for saving it. I have a DB converted...

Good on ya for saving it. I have a DB converted '93 970. One of my fav bikes. It's doing touring duty at the present. I run Schwalbe Big Bens on it (26x2.1)..it feels like a big road bike. Fun...
07-04-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,473
Posted By fishboat

Rather than use electrical tape to finish,...

Rather than use electrical tape to finish, self-sealing silicone tape yields a better looking and wearing end-wrap-finish.
07-04-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By fishboat

Hard to fathom they'd be scrapping an intact 950....

Hard to fathom they'd be scrapping an intact 950. I wonder what bikes they deem worthy of rebuilding.
07-04-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,473
Posted By fishboat

After watching a half dozen videos and you still...

After watching a half dozen videos and you still wrapped it backwards. As soon as the edges start curling back..it'll look rough. I'd strip it off and re-wrap it..you actually can use the same tape.
07-01-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By fishboat

I'd have to go a big +1 on that suggestion. ...

I'd have to go a big +1 on that suggestion.

A 950 or 970 had a lugged frame up to 1993. I have a drop bar converted 970 with Big Ben (26x2.1) tires on it(currently in touring mode). Fun bike....
06-30-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,696
Posted By fishboat

+1 I recently purchased a like-new 17 inch...

+1

I recently purchased a like-new 17 inch 2007 7.5FX WSD for $325. I did a drop bar conversion on it. It's now an all-rounder for my GF. Basically a road/gravel bike (runs 38mm GK Slicks) that...
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