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Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-24, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By jlaw

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This bike with the slammed stem?

I respectfully suggest that you...
12-18-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,882
Posted By jlaw

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Lee Extreme Motion cargo shorts (stretchy and comfy - and room for wallet, phone,...
11-25-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,906
Posted By jlaw

Had an enjoyable year. I don't really have an...

Had an enjoyable year. I don't really have an annual mileage goal, but if I ride when I feel like it I usually get close to 2000 miles in. Currently at 1887 miles and 80846 feet ascending - if you...
10-13-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 432,121
Posted By jlaw

He's 14 years old and a little concerned about...

He's 14 years old and a little concerned about the new Covid variant.

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10-13-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By jlaw

I WANT THAT SHIFTER! ...

I WANT THAT SHIFTER!

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09-08-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,254
Posted By jlaw

Hello - always good to hear opinions and...

Hello - always good to hear opinions and experiences from an actual owner. I think the 'look' of the Haul ST with the 4 waste basket panniers is AMAZING (and expensive once you buy the required...
08-26-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By jlaw

Sorry to hear that. Maybe this thing is...

Sorry to hear that.

Maybe this thing is worth a try:
https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/equipment/tools/kool-stop-tire-bead-jack/

$15
...
08-25-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By jlaw

Yes, great bike. Thanks. There are a few...

Yes, great bike. Thanks.

There are a few recent pictures here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/22969683-post2543.html
08-24-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By jlaw

Doh! I Knew That Sooner or Later...

I'd get a rear flat on this bike....the one where I wrestled a 130mm hub into a 125mm frame space...the one with forward-facing dropouts so that the rear tire has to be flat in order for the wheel to...
08-12-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,884
Posted By jlaw

Maybe those other things - but MARIO CIPPOLINI...

Maybe those other things - but MARIO CIPPOLINI WILL NEVER GO AWAY!!!


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08-01-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 661,297
Posted By jlaw

Thanks! That RD was on a 2006 Spec. carbon...

Thanks!

That RD was on a 2006 Spec. carbon race bike - the kind of bike I would buy before I knew that there were other types of bikes in the world that would fit me and my purposes better....
07-31-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 661,297
Posted By jlaw

I've shown this 1979 Trek 710 previously (650b...

I've shown this 1979 Trek 710 previously (650b conversion) - but I made a few changes:

* Added the Swift Industries (tall) rando bag
* Replaced the RD with a Shimano Ultegra 6600 (medium cage)
*...
07-26-23, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,443
Posted By jlaw

Cool! Enjoy your new bike and don't let the...

Cool!

Enjoy your new bike and don't let the internet tell you you're somehow wrong for having fun on an ebike!

No apologies, no explanations, no justifications needed - ever.
07-14-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,120
Posted By jlaw

Beister Arm Sleeves - good elastic at top and...

Beister Arm Sleeves - good elastic at top and several sizes available - bought 2 pairs last summer and they have held up to frequent wearing and about 20 wash cycles - ignore the dopey 'BIKE'...
06-21-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,327
Posted By jlaw

Here's the last guy who rode a bike with a...

Here's the last guy who rode a bike with a cracked carbon fork.

Don't be him.....
...
06-21-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By jlaw

Specialized Align II - MIPS and it comes in...

Specialized Align II - MIPS and it comes in multiple color combos and sizes - currently $41 at the Spec. website. I have the XL in hi viz yellow. Even when wearing a thin SPF liner I don't overheat....
05-02-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,537
Posted By jlaw

Ortlieb Ultralight Bike Mirror - convex -5" tall...

Ortlieb Ultralight Bike Mirror - convex -5" tall by 2" wide at top (narrower at bottom) - 58 grams - $25 to $30 depending upon vendor - available at the following vendor and elsewhere:
...
04-05-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,310
Posted By jlaw

WOW! That is Naaaasty! He should have waxed...

WOW! That is Naaaasty!

He should have waxed that chain!
:)
03-17-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 310,617
Posted By jlaw

Mason Hunt 650b Adventure Sport wheels and...

Mason Hunt 650b Adventure Sport wheels and Continental Race King Protection tires (27.5 x 2.2) - mounted tubeless.

I'm ready for that spring gravel!! (Although being 'mud season' around here some...
03-14-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,921
Posted By jlaw

58 mph - Cole Hill Road, Berne, NY - drafting in...

58 mph - Cole Hill Road, Berne, NY - drafting in a group - started to catch the guy in front of me so I pulled out to pass and didn't look back.

The interesting part was on the nice long, flat...
02-27-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,936
Posted By jlaw

If you get 'pedal-shamed' on a group ride then...

If you get 'pedal-shamed' on a group ride then you may be fraternizing with the wrong group!

And, if you are going to ride flats on a carbon bike - something I wholeheartedly agree with - get some...
02-15-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 310,617
Posted By jlaw

Bought this 2022 Diverge last fall. OEM...

Bought this 2022 Diverge last fall. OEM components were standard crabon gravel bike fare - hydro brifters, 1x, riser bar, etc.

I bought some new parts and here is the current set-up.

* ENE...
01-09-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By jlaw

I accepted the wisdom of the internet and didn't...

I accepted the wisdom of the internet and didn't bother trying to use a 1x RD with a 2x crank.

I bought a SRAM GX RD, an inexpensive GXP 38/24 MTB crank, and a Rival YAW FD ($20 from Jenson!). I...
12-11-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5,422
Views: 3,857,874
Posted By jlaw

NICE! That's one of the most interesting bikes...

NICE! That's one of the most interesting bikes I've seen in a long time! Love to see a resto/mod with modern components....the addition of a rear disc brake and new head tube is unusual - and a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,226
Posted By jlaw

Re 1x vs 2x....the Checkpoint SL5 is 2x11 using...

Re 1x vs 2x....the Checkpoint SL5 is 2x11 using GRX components. This would give you smaller jumps between shifts. You still get a crabon frame, rear isospeed, and decent wheels.

The SL5 has a...
04-09-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,673
Posted By jlaw

Deity Deftrap ...

Deity Deftrap
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Nylon composite, adjustable/replaceable...
02-14-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,422
Views: 3,857,874
Posted By jlaw

stefan320 - I think the above questions are for...

stefan320 - I think the above questions are for you.
02-02-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By jlaw

Noonievut 36 spokes, 105 hubs, and a Mavic rim...

Noonievut 36 spokes, 105 hubs, and a Mavic rim with which you have good experience - sounds like the way to go. And, I suggest that you won't miss the option of going tubeless.

Reliability and...
01-10-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,850
Posted By jlaw

Looks like a keeper with most or all of its...

Looks like a keeper with most or all of its original parts. Very nice!

Re: lower gearing - it may be easier to simply replace the Campy Triomphe crankset and the bottom bracket with new. The...
01-02-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,226
Posted By jlaw

$100 for a good-condition 410 is a bargain. Once...

$100 for a good-condition 410 is a bargain. Once you ride it a bit you'll know what you like about it and what you don't. The good news is that many modern bike components will fit a vintage...
12-31-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7,514
Views: 3,675,411
Posted By jlaw

Cool MTB conversion! I like the half-taped...

Cool MTB conversion! I like the half-taped Portola bars with the vintage levers. Always fun to see the 80's bike paint colors in the current era of everything-black.

Did you rebuild the front...
08-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 374,971
Posted By jlaw

1979 Trek 710 650b - two small issues

The only issues I have with the bike are:

1) The Tange headset is finicky. If I tighten it just barely enough to take the little click out of it (when I apply the front brake and push it forward)...
08-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 661,297
Posted By jlaw

1979 Trek 710 - original configuration before 650b conversion

This is what the bike looked like when I got it - did a 650b conversion which made it way more rideable and fun, but don't worry I saved all the parts.

If you are interested - 650b:...
08-19-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 374,971
Posted By jlaw

It's a standard 12-32 7 speed cassette. Most of...

It's a standard 12-32 7 speed cassette. Most of my rides are through rolling terrain, 400 to 600 feet of ascent per every 10 miles. 1000 feet + per 10 miles is possible, but that is not the norm.
...
08-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 374,971
Posted By jlaw

1979 Trek 710

I acquired this bike in its original form from a discerning gentleman from Mass. - turns out he is also a BF member. He got it from the original owner - then did a down-to-the-frame rehab. The 24"...
02-04-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 661,297
Posted By jlaw

A beautiful theme of blue and silver you have...

A beautiful theme of blue and silver you have going there - perhaps my favorite - and an interesting back-story.

I think I can see myself in those rims!

Very nice.
12-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By jlaw

Ok - good to know. I just ordered 2 sets of the...

Ok - good to know. I just ordered 2 sets of the SL-7900 shifters. They were much harder to find recently than they were when I first purchased a set in 2018.

I have really grown to like...
12-09-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By jlaw

I looked on ebay and found some options that look...

I looked on ebay and found some options that look like they will work.

Problem Solvers makes a clamp-on boss. Their promotional photos also show what looks to be the very same levers I want to...
07-12-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,683
Posted By jlaw

Having purchased my first vintage bike in 2018...

Having purchased my first vintage bike in 2018 and joined BF thereafter, I've had a couple years to stare at endless photos of classic and vintage rides posted all over the internet.

What I am...
07-08-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 661,297
Posted By jlaw

Nice rig! The 3xx and 4xx Elance frames are...

Nice rig!

The 3xx and 4xx Elance frames are a really good choice for updating - 531 steel but usually cost a bit less than the 6xx and 7xx.
07-04-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,376
Posted By jlaw

fyi - You won't be able to convert to 650b if you...

fyi - You won't be able to convert to 650b if you get a 1984 or 1985 620 because both use canti brakes (unless you get the posts moved down) - 700c will work though. 700c conversion is also easier...
06-15-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,574
Posted By jlaw

20 lbs. on the nose with pump and pedals. Built...

20 lbs. on the nose with pump and pedals. Built by J.P. Weigle $$$$$$$

Looks like 42 mm tires.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/j-p-weigle-for-the-concours-de-machines/
...
06-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,403
Posted By jlaw

Oh come on! Everbody knows bicyclists are a pain...

Oh come on! Everbody knows bicyclists are a pain in the a## and should be banned from all roads!

Am I right or am I right?


:p
06-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,403
Posted By jlaw

My guess is that he is a police officer -...

My guess is that he is a police officer - jacked-up middle-aged body style, oversized sense of outrage/enritlement, unironic mirror sunglasses, comfortable using his hands and his bike to subdue...
06-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By jlaw

In my case it's that darn ankle bracelet! ...

In my case it's that darn ankle bracelet!


Kidding!:p
05-31-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7,514
Views: 3,675,411
Posted By jlaw

I like the slammed seat post and stem - reminds...

I like the slammed seat post and stem - reminds me of a 1950's coupe hot rod with a chop top.
...
05-31-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7,514
Views: 3,675,411
Posted By jlaw

A good-looking go-anywhere, do-anything bike! ...

A good-looking go-anywhere, do-anything bike! Old MTB frames offer so many possibilities.
05-19-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,953
Posted By jlaw

454 grams each with nice shock absorption at 20 -...

454 grams each with nice shock absorption at 20 - 25 psi. A little pricey, but they are hard to beat when flying down a gravel road on a sunny day!.
...
05-17-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,796
Posted By jlaw

This guy (Fuji Otaku: The Phoenix Project - Nitto...

This guy (Fuji Otaku: The Phoenix Project - Nitto M12 Front Rack (http://nihonmaru.blogspot.com/2011/08/phoenix-project-nitto-m12-rack.html)) managed to fit a Nitto M12 front rack onto his '85 620 -...
05-12-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By jlaw

SPF50 arm sleeves, spf 30+ polyester/spandex...

SPF50 arm sleeves, spf 30+ polyester/spandex short sleeve shirt with a collar (fishing shirt), spf skull cap sometimes, Neutrogena 50 or Walmart sunscreen for legs and neck sometimes.

The...
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