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06-21-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,462
Posted By Ariane

You know what, I just prefer riding my bike with...

You know what, I just prefer riding my bike with Rohloff hub and Gates belt. I'm not a weird nerd who spends ages researching stuff to support their dislike or dissatisfaction of something. If you...
05-26-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,462
Posted By Rick

Sounds like you are having a real drag over this....

Sounds like you are having a real drag over this. CyclingAbout has the most comprehensive info on anything Rohloff. I can't detect the difference in efficiency and once your derailleur chain system...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,530
Posted By Ariane

Love Rohloff

I realise this thread is long dead but feel I must add my comment.

The Rohloff hub is a revelation compared to an open derailleur gear system. It is a precision engineered hub that works...
05-05-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,541
Posted By jamesdak

Bringing this back from the dead for anybody...

Bringing this back from the dead for anybody researching Pashley.

I've added a new Guv'nor to the stable of road bikes. Bought the 3 speed version from British Bikes for $1595 shipped to my door...
05-03-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By Trevtassie

Who knew, not Makita, since they supplied my head...

Who knew, not Makita, since they supplied my head gun in a box with a variety of paint scraping tools....
Forum: Touring
05-02-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 263,931
Posted By indyfabz

The Byway is part of the Great Divide route that...

The Byway is part of the Great Divide route that was paved in 2008. The last two times I rode it I saw participants in the race. From Wise River I head east then south to Melrose. From there, you can...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Finally some rain

This will water the place and some green grass will grow to feed the cows. Free food is better obviously I won’t have to buy hay.
...
Forum: Touring
04-29-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 263,931
Posted By Aerohip

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20170705_120954_32f61e60ba4ce55e2a7c41a96df66675683c18fe.jpg
04-23-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By jfny1978

Age of Columbia Torpedo bike

I was tasked with fixing up this Columbia Torpedo for a friend. It didn't need much! It mostly needed air in the tires and a good cleaning,. I took it all apart and put it back together again and...
04-19-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,968
Posted By tkamd73

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w...

Had one as a kid on a Schwinn Racer, 2 speed w coaster brake. Beat the crap out of that bike, never occurred to me to oil it, or do any other maintenance. Last year got a hold of a Sports Tourer...
04-10-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,968
Posted By fredlord

That is a beautiful bike.

That is a beautiful bike.
04-09-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,968
Posted By tcs

Since we're showing IGH bikes, here's my Dawes...

Since we're showing IGH bikes, here's my Dawes frame fitted 12 years ago with a Sturmey-Archer XRF8(W). Wonderful machine; quiet, responsive, comfortable, not a moment's trouble.
...
04-09-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,968
Posted By BFisher

Internally geared hubs can be a great thing for...

Internally geared hubs can be a great thing for the reasons already covered by others here. To me they are just another choice/variety to enjoy. I will say that it is a different style of riding than...
04-09-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,968
Posted By tcs

Okay. Derailleur and IGH Competition in the...

Okay.
Derailleur and IGH Competition in the 1930s

Copyright Tom Shaddox



1937 will be remembered by gear-head cycle historians as the summer the derailleur made a belated return to the Tour...
04-07-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By Hiro11

He doesn't say that at all. He says that for...

He doesn't say that at all. He says that for urban commuting, the omafiets is more practical and better suited to the task. He then goes through the features of the bike to bolster his case. I think...
04-07-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By Aussie_Cyclist

I own a Dutch bike. Lekker is a Dutch business...

I own a Dutch bike. Lekker is a Dutch business based in Australia. As for hub gears not being efficient to get up hills, mine certainly gets me up the hill to my home without any issue.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15,491
Views: 11,620,664
Posted By Aussie_Cyclist

My Lekker Amsterdam M2 8 Speed. I really love...

My Lekker Amsterdam M2 8 Speed. I really love this bike

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/798x598/lekker_amsterdam_m2_8_speed_d4b0b9ea62a57526a7988cd12d09f3ce1f513441.jpg...
03-26-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You are cross chaining BADLY. Put it on 26-11. ...

You are cross chaining BADLY.
Put it on 26-11.
Stand behind the bike and look at the angle of the chain. BAD!!!
It should be obvious why you don't use that combination.
Forum: Touring
03-25-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By Germany_chris

Tout Terrain is pushing them pretty hard I like...

Tout Terrain is pushing them pretty hard I like to think that’s because they have tested them since touring is their business but Rohloff is a known commodity.
03-21-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 48,480
Posted By brianhamp

Updated 1962/63 CCM Imperial MK II

Serviced and shined up. A couple Whitewall Michelins, new saddle and chain... Ready for spring riding.
...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,495
Posted By Pratt

Just to muddy the waters, have you considered a...

Just to muddy the waters, have you considered a Pinion geared bottom bracket? It gives a 600%+ range and 18 separate, unduplicated gears. Then you can also get involved in a lot of arm waving about...
03-01-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,516
Posted By fooferdoggie

the bikes weigh more. my e bike is a modest 52...

the bikes weigh more. my e bike is a modest 52 ponds with nothing on it with my normal gear its 70 pounds. but my bike was designed to be a e bike by a bike company so it makes a difference. I ave...
02-15-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,366
Posted By 70sSanO

Discussing disc brakes is child’s play. The...

Discussing disc brakes is child’s play.

The real discussion is eliminating the antiquated chain-derailleur system.

...but I like wearing out my drivetrain and getting grease all over my hands....
02-15-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,366
Posted By guachi

It's not honest opinion piece because the general...

It's not honest opinion piece because the general market was shifting to disc brakes faster than the pros were.
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,240
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I have cruised through Edmonton and Calgary back...

I have cruised through Edmonton and Calgary back in 2002 while visiting Banff and Jasper and all the national Parks. Beautiful area and it didn’t take long to get use to kilometers and the 2 dollar...
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,240
Posted By Hondo Gravel

One more picture and I will stop :lol: just...

One more picture and I will stop :lol: just understand this is a very rare event, Sure we will get some flakes here or there but never real snow. Not several feet like up north but this is eventful...
01-24-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,516
Posted By work4bike

The video makes some very good points and I don't...

The video makes some very good points and I don't see it as e-bike drivel, rather the dangers observed by e-bike riders. I see them all the time; they have the mindset of a bike rider, but should...
01-22-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,947
Posted By Edward1066

Tuesday afternoon donut ride... It's a 62cm...

Tuesday afternoon donut ride... It's a 62cm Rivendell Appaloosa....
01-21-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,516
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of...

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of the same thoughts shown in this video. The biggest danger to me is someone who doesn't really cycle much because it is too hard or takes too long,...
01-19-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,767
Posted By hsuBM

Most boomers who are still alive were living...

Most boomers who are still alive were living unhealthy as possible for the previous forty years.

They are the obese that’ve been spotlit as stereotypical Americans on news broadcasts around the...
01-19-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,053
Posted By drewfio

An update: After contacting several more...

An update:

After contacting several more bike shops, most of which did not want to take on frame repair work, I found one that would—Harvest Cyclery in Brooklyn. When I brought the bike in, they...
01-16-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By chaadster

I’d be inclined to use a vinyl and leather repair...

I’d be inclined to use a vinyl and leather repair kit, in order to make as seamless a repair as possible. I’ve used 3M vinyl repair on car seats, and the result was quite good and durable.
12-18-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,990
Posted By MyRedTrek

Looks like it's a moot point - these DT Swiss...

Looks like it's a moot point - these DT Swiss nipples state not to use any lubricant or prep with them. I just got them today.
12-15-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,810
Posted By Koyote

These people who are suggesting that both tires...

These people who are suggesting that both tires be replaced each time the rear tire is worn out -- please tell us which tires you are using. On one of my most-ridden bikes, I run Rene Herse tires...
12-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,800
Posted By CliffordK

Here is another photo: ...

Here is another photo:
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-nevada/5-bicyclists-killed-4-others-injured-in-crash-involving-truck-2212306/
...
12-09-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Cougrrcj

The climate is always changing! 14,000...

The climate is always changing!

14,000 years ago, where I sit was buried under a mile of ice (glacially-scoured lower Great Lakes during the last Ice Age). Man did not cause the warming that...
12-09-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By Troul

temperature & pad material is a factor in causing...

temperature & pad material is a factor in causing such noise. A pad that is resin based with least metal/ceramic material should be less noticeable.
12-09-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,152
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

All disc brakes are loud when wet (even on autos...

All disc brakes are loud when wet (even on autos and trucks). They only get quiet once the rotor is hot enough to burn off the water.

Watch the start of a wet CX or MTB race and one will hear lots...
12-02-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By JoeTBM

Is that a cable stop bracket for center pull...

Is that a cable stop bracket for center pull breaks above the basket mount? Are you drilling through the basket mount for the cable adjuster and cable to pass through.You could eliminate the cable...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,974
Posted By Chris Pringle

I agree. This doesn’t look at all like the type...

I agree. This doesn’t look at all like the type of touring bike someone serious about bike touring would like to invest in - short chainstays, the rear rack looks weak, the mudguards don’t offer much...
11-28-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,959
Posted By bikemeister

Years ago I took a steel 10-speed frame and...

Years ago I took a steel 10-speed frame and re-did it with a Torpedo 3S coaster brake rear hub. 27 inch wheels, minimalist design, brake hoods only for hand rest, bar end shifter for changing gears....
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,974
Posted By muse kidd

Here's my Dawes outside St. Brides Netherwent...

Here's my Dawes outside St. Brides Netherwent from August of this year...
...
11-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,959
Posted By tkamd73

Did that with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kickback...

Did that with a Sturmey Archer 2 speed kickback hub, new one though. Doubt I’ll have issues with the brake arm, and chain stay on this old Schwinn. Sorry not a 3 speed, but no issues with 700 rim, or...
11-21-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,737
Posted By rsbob

If you ask the majority of hard-core mtn bikers...

If you ask the majority of hard-core mtn bikers if they are ‘cyclists’ they would probably ask what you are smoking. Their idea of cyclists are pavement and gravel riders, where their domain is...
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,974
Posted By hsuBM

All of the touring bikes I’ve seen on YT in the...

All of the touring bikes I’ve seen on YT in the last decade are either full-on Rivendell style rigs or sloping top tube Aluminum frames with Rohloff hubs and disc brakes.

This bike looks a bit...
11-06-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,508
Posted By CargoDane

I'm glad I've switched completely to IGHs.

I'm glad I've switched completely to IGHs.
11-04-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,663
Posted By wayne2000

Cruisers are CHEAP. They don’t need adjustments...

Cruisers are CHEAP. They don’t need adjustments to a shifter. The brakes last forever. No cables to adjust. Just get on pedal forward to go, backwards to stop. There are a million videos to fix...
11-01-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,928
Posted By Amt0571

The shape suggests me it's a scratch.

The shape suggests me it's a scratch.
10-27-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,381
Posted By Leebo

Replace when worn.

Replace when worn.
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,274
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You are worried about bike weight for touring?...

You are worried about bike weight for touring? What about the luggage?

I would use the saddle, stem etc. that fit the best for long tours. Not the lightest racing fit that is horrible to endure...
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