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12-01-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By fishboat

..appreciate your efforts & Trek's input as well....

..appreciate your efforts & Trek's input as well. Will the recovered website be the same as in the past or will it be a different version?

Same (total) content or will it have to be reassembled...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By fishboat

From a post I made back in 2020 on the topic: ...

From a post I made back in 2020 on the topic:



We've been on several tours since and haven't taken the tarp setup. It's a nice option to have. With the two of us carrying gear, we have a...
12-01-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,661
Posted By fishboat

It doesn't end, but some adjustment helps ...

It doesn't end, but some adjustment helps
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11-30-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 242,065
Posted By fishboat

I had a bike shipped from San Francisco(Oakland)...

I had a bike shipped from San Francisco(Oakland) a couple months ago. Used Tip Top Bike Shop to pack and ship. They used Bike Flights/UPS.

All in..$275. Seemed a bit high(BF estimate was...
Forum: Touring
11-30-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By fishboat

If you're considering riding with younger...

If you're considering riding with younger children, this book might offer insight:

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11-27-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,451
Posted By fishboat

While you prefer the president fall off his bike...

While you prefer the president fall off his bike into traffic(next time)..I only hope your fall wasn't.
11-21-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By fishboat

Rather than go through all that ($600+) with an...

Rather than go through all that ($600+) with an uncertain outcome..I think I might just look for a 2006-2008 with factory disc brakes. They're around. They've gotten a bit more pricey in recent...
11-20-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By fishboat

+1 on the above. I have two 2003 Poprads...

+1 on the above.

I have two 2003 Poprads (actually one Poprad and a Wayzata that I converted to drop bars...which is a Poprad).

38mm tires will fit fine. I run Panaracer Gravel King Slicks on...
11-15-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 2,700,890
Posted By fishboat

That's one heck of a website! I hadn't run...

That's one heck of a website! I hadn't run across that one..thx for posting it.
11-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By fishboat

The tape sticks to itself with a little time, but...

The tape sticks to itself with a little time, but can be repositioned (pulled away from itself) if you do it quickly. Once it bonds to itself and you try to remove the overwrap, it'll come off in...
11-11-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By fishboat

While I use something other than a cycling...

While I use something other than a cycling computer, I do use a mapping gps unit and follow a track when riding. Some folks, myself included, like to ride 15-20 miles before stopping for a moment. ...
11-11-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By fishboat

Benotto tape was nice stuff. I used it with a...

Benotto tape was nice stuff. I used it with a thin foam underwrap with yellow Benotto over the top. That combo was on the bike for 30+ years and it still looked very nice. Any yellow tape today...
11-10-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By fishboat

White bar tape that stays pure white..no kidding

Some bikes scream for white bar tape and when it's first wrapped on the bars it looks..perfect. Unless the bike is a wall-hanger, then comes the first ride and that lovely white tape...
11-10-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,027
Posted By fishboat

By the length of your reply, you appear to have a...

By the length of your reply, you appear to have a much larger investment in rob.. I don't. I don't have much patience for drama queens and repeating 'rants'. There's an infinite number of things...
11-10-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,027
Posted By fishboat

+1..another member for my ignore list. at...

+1..another member for my ignore list.

at least Andy Rooney was entertaining..and most often had a point.
11-10-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,659
Posted By fishboat

It's there, just like normal. Unfortunate...

It's there, just like normal.

Unfortunate that apparently you've been censored from it..one of the best wrenches here on BF is excluded from an area where he's an expert.

Well..at least we...
11-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,259
Posted By fishboat

If you're "on the hunt"..then make just a tiny...

If you're "on the hunt"..then make just a tiny bit of effort and do some research here on BF..or anywhere else. This topic get regularly flogged to death, and has been for years. There's nothing new...
11-09-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 561
Posted By fishboat

Just an FYI for the OP and anyone else I guess. ...

Just an FYI for the OP and anyone else I guess. In years past the Maps.Me app was a easy to use (easier than Osmand..and free for all 50 states and beyond) downloaded map (no cell connection needed)...
11-06-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By fishboat

base2 ..thanks for the recommendation..the...

base2 ..thanks for the recommendation..the Velocities sound...pretty decent!

I run a set of 32H Cliffhangers on my touring bike and have had zero issues with them.

With winter coming, I...
11-06-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By fishboat

..the conventional definition of decent..that...

..the conventional definition of decent..that being good quality at a reasonable price.
11-04-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By fishboat

Decent 26 inch rims, make/model/source?

This thread was prompted by a discussion in the touring section..rather than derail that thread, it should be a new discussion.

There's a reasonably good selection of 26 inch tires available yet,...
Forum: Touring
11-04-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,596
Posted By fishboat

Have a source? I looked around and all I'm...

Have a source? I looked around and all I'm seeing are disc brake versions, and those seem to be hard to find also.
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,200
Posted By fishboat

News flash..this isn't a motorcycle forum. ...

News flash..this isn't a motorcycle forum.

Bikers here wear spandex...as outerwear..in public..and like it.
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,200
Posted By fishboat

Before seeming to cast a dark cloud of suspicion...

Before seeming to cast a dark cloud of suspicion over our local bike shops, the OP should probably have mentioned he appears(from his statement in another thread) to be in Bogota, Colombia.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,385
Posted By fishboat

It's still a thing. New and used. The...

It's still a thing. New and used.

The most readily available used 853 bikes/frames I know of are Lemond from the late '90s to 2008. Various Lemond models changed in frame materials in these...
10-29-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By fishboat

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes would be a great...

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes would be a great street tire on your bike, but they aren't the best on gravel roads or trails. The Big Ben's would do well on an 80/20 mix. For a 2 inch wide tire, they...
10-28-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By fishboat

I have a 1993 970 that I did a drop bar...

I have a 1993 970 that I did a drop bar conversion on..I use it as my touring bike. Very comfortable and able bike. This model & year lends itself well to drop bar conversions as the top tube is...
10-26-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,051
Posted By fishboat

...another non-thread and another drama-queen is...

...another non-thread and another drama-queen is added to the ignore list
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By fishboat

BikeGuy2 Given the sentimental value, I'd favor...

BikeGuy2 Given the sentimental value, I'd favor fixing it up, but there are limits to how much any bike can be adjusted to fit someone.

Thus far, you and everyone else here is stumbling around in...
10-20-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 727
Posted By fishboat

I wasn't worried about the stickies and long-term...

I wasn't worried about the stickies and long-term useful threads, I was lamenting the latter type..highlighting troll and argumentative threads. Discord drives 'engagement' all over the web. ...
10-20-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 727
Posted By fishboat

Given the way I visit BF I haven't come across...

Given the way I visit BF I haven't come across "Trending" yet..so I have no first-hand experience with it..yet. However the name/function suggests that threads with lots of responses and a high...
10-15-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,145
Posted By fishboat

7219 stamped into the seat post frame lug

7219

stamped into the seat post frame lug
10-15-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,145
Posted By fishboat

oh..and good on the OP for restoring this one. ...

oh..and good on the OP for restoring this one. It's and excellent riding bike. I rode mine exclusively for over 35 years until I got hooked on the newer STI shifters and found it hard to continue...
10-15-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,145
Posted By fishboat

I bought a '79 Windsor Pro new and still have it....

I bought a '79 Windsor Pro new and still have it. Seat post is 26.8mm. This was a long time ago, but as I remember it had 27 inch wheels on it, 5 speed. I ran tubulars for the first few years (I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,481
Posted By fishboat

The measurement (as I mentioned earlier) is to...

The measurement (as I mentioned earlier) is to the center of the top tube. You have a 55cm frame. I believe the bike is a 2004 (they only made this model in 2003 & 2004), though the geometry on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,481
Posted By fishboat

Any and every bike requires some adjustment (or a...

Any and every bike requires some adjustment (or a new stem or seatpost) to get the fit right. Don't be too hasty in selling the bike if it doesn't fit as is. You'll gain nothing by getting another...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By fishboat

Who knows..assuming the front end rattle is...

Who knows..assuming the front end rattle is easily solved..he done good. Really good.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,481
Posted By fishboat

Congrats on the bike..it's very nice. If you...

Congrats on the bike..it's very nice. If you paid $500..you got a killer deal.

As I mentioned in the other thread, I have a Lemond Victoire (basically the same bike) so I know how it rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 656
Posted By fishboat

OK..this is constructive(it actually is & more so...

OK..this is constructive(it actually is & more so than other suggestions..), I gotta agree with shelby..after a year and 32 "..is this a good deal?.." threads...you might consider (having a movement)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By fishboat

I have 4 Lemonds and I'm nearly 5'11". I ride a...

I have 4 Lemonds and I'm nearly 5'11". I ride a 55cm. At 5'10" I think a 57cm will be too big for you.

That said...killer of a price($500) on that bike...seriously. I have a Victoire(same...
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By fishboat

My GF's 7.5FX after I did the drop bar...

My GF's 7.5FX after I did the drop bar conversion.

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Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By fishboat

See the "Fitness Bikes" section. ...

See the "Fitness Bikes" section.
http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/2010treklife.pdf

The 7.5 is the first in the series (from bottom up) to have a carbon fork. Typically the...
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By fishboat

In my area, if the bike's condition was good,...

In my area, if the bike's condition was good, $300 for a 7.5 would be a pretty reasonable to very a reasonable price. On CL, folks would be lining up to grab it. I purchased a 7.5fx early this...
10-13-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,583
Posted By fishboat

I drop in daily and really see no difference in...

I drop in daily and really see no difference in "attitude"(?) of overall content. The recent self or moderator elimination of a troll or two certainly helped, however trolls in general are always...
10-10-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8,377
Views: 2,700,890
Posted By fishboat

1992 Trek 8900. Condition..about an 8.5-9/10 ...

1992 Trek 8900. Condition..about an 8.5-9/10

This is as-purchased recently. Neither fish nor fowl at this point. Parts are on the way to do a drop-dirt-bar conversion. Currently an STX crank, XTR...
10-09-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By fishboat

Update: I setup the shifters/derailleurs as...

Update:

I setup the shifters/derailleurs as they should be and both shifters are working perfectly. Just a light touch-click in either direction and the chain drops/steps up into the next gear. ...
10-09-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,872
Posted By fishboat

As FBinNY mentions..you're off topic and not...

As FBinNY mentions..you're off topic and not helping the OP in the least. Everyone is a genius in hindsight. The OP is seeking help in obtaining some justice for an incident in which his wife had...
10-08-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By fishboat

Yep..good advice. This was partly the bike shop...

Yep..good advice. This was partly the bike shop packer's fault(not shifting it down before breaking things loose) and partly mine. Anytime I remove/install shifters I always make sure to shift...
10-08-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By fishboat

You betcha! Ya..that's it. I knew there was a...

You betcha! Ya..that's it. I knew there was a 'proper' way to spell it, but I was having a brain-fade moment. I haven't spent enough time in Cudahy-down-by-the-sea lately.
10-08-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By fishboat

Combine both of your responses and I think you...

Combine both of your responses and I think you (you's?) have it. It took a fair bit of pulling on the cable while futzing with the shifter up/down, but the assembly holding the cable head finally...
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