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06-22-22, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Roger M

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06-22-22, 03:04 PM
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Views: 6,032
Posted By iab

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06-22-22, 01:50 PM
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06-13-22, 02:15 PM
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Views: 2,850,285
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not today, but yesterday I rode my 77 birthday...

Not today, but yesterday I rode my 77 birthday miles, only about 2400'. I rode the first 54.2 with my wife on our tandem, our usual Sunday group ride. Then I got on my single and rode home with a...
05-31-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14,881
Views: 3,620,314
Posted By thumpism

Perhaps not what you meant, but these insulation...

Perhaps not what you meant, but these insulation batts were in a nearby construction dumpster and I brought them home to help insulate the walls of my shop area. Literally saved from the dump......
03-26-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By uncle uncle

Counterpoint... I'm a dork, aka an engineer, so I...

Counterpoint... I'm a dork, aka an engineer, so I don't take offense when someone attributes these engineering marvels to me (and those like me). Even a properly adjusted derailleur can fail, and...
03-21-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By The Golden Boy

Thank you! Yes, this replaced the original...

Thank you!

Yes, this replaced the original stem (which had it's own issues), but the bars are different as well. There's the height, there's reach, and then the hand positions. I'm happy with the...
03-21-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By 52telecaster

I did the same on my bob Jackson world tour. The...

I did the same on my bob Jackson world tour. The kalloy gave me as much rise as a technomic. I eventually went to porteur bars but kept the stem....
03-21-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By sd5782

[QUOTE=Bruce27;22444379]I was just checking that...

[QUOTE=Bruce27;22444379]I was just checking that stem option out TheGoldenBoy and trying to imagine the fit... probably be a bit crazy with drop bars....
03-20-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By madpogue

No one's mentioned another option, possibly in...

No one's mentioned another option, possibly in conjunction with a stem swap -- switch to conventional drop-bar "aero" levers (introduced mid '80s, so fairly period-correct), and include a set of...
03-20-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a setup like that on my 620: ...

I have a setup like that on my 620:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4591/38564783405_72acf7c61c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21KQAwH)1985 Trek 620 (https://flic.kr/p/21KQAwH) by Dave The Golden Boy...
03-20-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By daywood

I like to use a quill adapter because of the...

I like to use a quill adapter because of the world of options it opens for stem length and angle. Iíll even use an adjustable stem sometimes to dial in what works for comfort and geometry, and then...
03-20-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By mrv

Latest Rivendell spam

If youíre not RivBikes email list, pm me your email address and Iíll forward it to you.
They got lots of photos of staff bikes handle bar set ups. All are swept back and looking comfy. RivStyle.
It...
03-19-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By 52telecaster

Yes but it's hell getting the bars in on the...

Yes but it's hell getting the bars in on the kalloy version. You have to spring the clamp a bit.
03-19-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By The Golden Boy

To tell the truth- during riding season you can...

To tell the truth- during riding season you can make the change and actually ride it to see how it goes.

I know we've talked about bars and lever positions before- my left hand was crushed 10...
03-19-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By 52telecaster

First I started with technomic stems. Then later...

First I started with technomic stems. Then later with upright bars. At this point I prefer porteur bars inverted to give a little rise and then the technomic stem will get the bar as high as I could...
03-18-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By Camilo

Why not get a tall Nitto stem to simply raise...

Why not get a tall Nitto stem to simply raise your bars vertically? The tallest version of the Technomic is very tall. Other Technomics are not as tall, but are finished like their famous Pearl stem....
03-18-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By Classtime

Let me suggest that you could be more comfortable...

Let me suggest that you could be more comfortable if your Brooks pointed up a bit and you could take a little pressure off your hands. (I never should have sold my 710.)
03-18-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By mrv

Thanks! I do like the Albatross bars. Not...

Thanks!
I do like the Albatross bars. Not speedy, but if you center your hands next to the stem, you can make your self think you're aero.
I think I tried bar ends on these - just not good. It's...
03-17-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By Classtime

I know you want to keep your current levers but...

I know you want to keep your current levers but tektro fl750s use your current cables and they're only 40 bucks. You have a nice Trek and I think some Nitto North Roads with the tektro levers are...
03-17-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By Hobbiano

Why not keep your bars & brake levers and replace...

Why not keep your bars & brake levers and replace the stem for a taller one, Nitto Technomic or Nitto Dirtdrop, for example? That could make a big difference & you'd have more hand positions to...
03-17-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By noobinsf

Clamp diameter at the stem will differ from the...

Clamp diameter at the stem will differ from the brake/grip area. Generally what you're working with will be a clamp diameter of 25.4mm, 26.0mm, or 31.8mm, but the bars you want will likely be 25.4mm...
03-17-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By mrv

just stuck VO Postinos on my TREK 420 with drop...

just stuck VO Postinos on my TREK 420 with drop brake levers. No good pic yet.
i'm also using Albatross bars with drop bar levers.
...
03-17-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By noobinsf

Velo Orange has some nice upright bars that have...

Velo Orange has some nice upright bars that have a 25.4mm clamp area, like the Porteur, Milan, Left Bank, or Tourist. Nitto Albattoss is another good upright bar with 25.4, or its nearly identical...
03-17-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,700
Posted By Velo Mule

I have been wanting to try bullhorn bars myself. ...

I have been wanting to try bullhorn bars myself. They can use the same brake levers as your drop bars if you want to try them out. You can switch to reverse levers later if you think those might...
07-29-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 176,750
Posted By Prowler

I had a doctors appointment on Tuesday about 30...

I had a doctors appointment on Tuesday about 30 miles north of home, so what do we do when that happens? Find a good place to ride and go early. I rode the Ironton Rail Trail in the Coplay, PA area....
06-26-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By jamesdak

Greg Lemond's Birthday and the start of the Tour!

Seems only fitting to take this one out today.

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06-22-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19,540
Views: 2,445,064
Posted By mruneedahelmet

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06-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By steelbikeguy

Some rim manufacturers are putting little "wear...

Some rim manufacturers are putting little "wear indicators" in the sidewalls, I've heard. Once the rim sidewall has worn down to the level of the "wear indicator", that's your sign to replace the...
06-21-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,731
Posted By cyccommute

No. About the only thing they are good at is...

No. About the only thing they are good at is making everything around them dirty. If you drape the room like Dexter, you might keep the room clean.
06-19-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By 70sSanO

Origin 8 hubs are made by Formula. I’m not sure...

Origin 8 hubs are made by Formula. I’m not sure that would be my first choice.

I know it is not a popular option, but I have purchased a number of good used wheelsets off of eBay and they have...
06-18-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 176,750
Posted By 3speedslow

Recent save from the middle of the road fighting...

Recent save from the middle of the road fighting the cars for its life. 5 weeks old and in sorry shape. We bonded.

Little lady doing fine with medical treatments and pampering, new cat mother...
06-11-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,883
Posted By non-fixie

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06-11-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,883
Posted By jdawginsc

Welcome aboard...every single person on here has...

Welcome aboard...every single person on here has likely spent much more than a bike is worth...since I spend without selling, I have a museum of rescued items I may or may not ever be able to use!
06-07-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 718,003
Posted By GeneO

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06-03-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By eatontkd

Reliving my youth on a '56 Herc

As a child of 11(circa 1971), my "practical" Father bought me a used English racer to ride to Little League practice. Now, all the other boys had chopper bikes; Schwinn pickers and the like. One...
05-26-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7,740
Views: 866,094
Posted By merziac

Well like I said, I would level the Brooks, you...

Well like I said, I would level the Brooks, you can use a level or just eyeball it but it will change a bit slowly as it breaks in and the level will give you a baseline.

I have no problem with...
05-24-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19,540
Views: 2,445,064
Posted By BFisher

Same in NE PA: ...

Same in NE PA:
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05-15-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 718,003
Posted By GlennR

Headed out on a fund raiser, but due to Covid it...

Headed out on a fund raiser, but due to Covid it was solo since the event was virtual.

Here's what I did today:
75 miles, 15.8mph average, 2400 calories and 1600' of climbing over 6 hours with a...
05-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 718,003
Posted By botty kayer

This morning, The Mall, outside Buckingham...

This morning, The Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, London. Man getting a shave in front of a herd of wooden elephants....
05-06-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 841,488
Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510

My basic training loop is a 20 mile ride on a path that heads north out of my home. The path has been closed off now for 2 years due to construction on the interstate and the path goes underneath it....
04-27-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19,540
Views: 2,445,064
Posted By non-fixie

You are all champs to me. :) Anyway, today...

You are all champs to me. :)

Anyway, today is King's Day in Holland, a national holiday. The weather was fine, and with the country still mostly locked down, there weren't too many options. So...
04-24-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19,540
Views: 2,445,064
Posted By ascherer

One of my personal spring series rides is to...

One of my personal spring series rides is to Coney Island, it’s a tad under 50 miler round trip and is a lot of fun. Today, something a little different happened.

There’s a place in Brooklyn, part...
04-17-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By Dylansbob

I blame those late evening impulse purchases on...

I blame those late evening impulse purchases on "drunk bidding", even though I haven't had a drop in nearly 5yrs. I just have to open a can of seltzer water, and my brain thinks it's cheap...
01-14-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,243
Views: 841,488
Posted By SJX426

I've not been adding to the small group for the...

I've not been adding to the small group for the last couple of years until a year ago when I acquired a frame set from a fellow BF'r. Built it up this last spring and did some riding on it. Not a...
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