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07-16-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By mrv

Question on cold setting the MTB frame - why not...

Question on cold setting the MTB frame - why not just add spacers to the hub?
I've cold set a road frame from 126 to 130mm.
I also bought a vintage rear hub to keep the spacing at 124mm (I think,...
Forum: Introductions
07-11-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By mrv

detroit's a lovely place to pedal. my TREK 420...

detroit's a lovely place to pedal.
my TREK 420 from yesterday.....


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x581/trek4_f5a82c18d2178a2cde2535619940fd8a16ea4fdd.jpg

ride safe....
07-07-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,245
Posted By mrv

- right! No hijacking vintage threads! .......

- right! No hijacking vintage threads! .... maybe hijack this one: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/379270-what-can-you-tell-me-about-schwinn-criss-cross.html
--- yes, I would have to...
06-16-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By mrv

that's how I abuse my rattle-canned Bianchi I got...

that's how I abuse my rattle-canned Bianchi I got for $60 of FB-marketplace (then spend about $200 on various maintenance and comfort items).
drop me a note if the purple fork is of interest. looks...
06-11-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By mrv

Interesting..... I'm a bit far to the east...

Interesting..... I'm a bit far to the east though. Way over here on the other side of the Mississippi (heck, the other side of Lake Michigan....).

I have been toying with the idea of trying to...
06-10-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By mrv

$1450 new - made in the USA. -- i know, more...

$1450 new - made in the USA. -- i know, more than $1200......
Gunnar Cycles USA, CrossHairs for Gravel or ?Cross Riding (http://gunnarbikes.com/site/bikes/crosshairs/)
-- basically a Modern Day...
06-08-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,699
Posted By mrv

:twitchy: ..... i thought you were joking....

:twitchy: ..... i thought you were joking. like.... "check the muffler bearings with a $20 bill test"
...okydohy, I'll head back over to the Classic & Vintage Asylum. I wish they'd quit letting me...
06-07-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By mrv

Been over to Sheldon Brown's yet?...

Been over to Sheldon Brown's yet? https://www.sheldonbrown.com/canti-u.html#adjusting

Sounds like you're after the feel of the brake levers hitting a hard stop when they engage the rim (poor...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,417
Posted By mrv

lighten up

don't take more than you'll use.
- except for a few tools you'll hope you don't need (chain tool, tube, tire levers, etc)
- except for a small first aid kit (Benedril, immodium AD -- really hopin'...
05-14-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,560
Posted By mrv

- HA! TRUE THAT! "People driving cars"...

- HA! TRUE THAT!
"People driving cars" frequently treat me like they have no idea what I'm going to do (based on strange behavior from the "people of bikes" they have seen).
So I will occasionally...
04-24-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,704
Posted By mrv

bell shmell, from I'm just gonna learn some opera...

bell shmell, from I'm just gonna learn some opera tunes.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehh8ZdIMMj4
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,442
Posted By mrv

Closing the loop: Thanks for everyone's replies....

Closing the loop: Thanks for everyone's replies. I got my tickets and I'm planning on a 4 hour layover in Chicago. Maybe time for Uno's!!
And if I get in early with nice weather, I can always kick...
03-30-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By mrv

Iíll vote for an old Schwinn light weight. The...

Iíll vote for an old Schwinn light weight.
The lugged, made in Japan sport tourers.
The canti versions are hard to find and pricey.
I got the Frameset for $50. But occasionally see similar...
03-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,773
Posted By mrv

This is hard packed dirt.....

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.....and itís great!!! I cannot for the life of me...
03-23-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,872
Posted By mrv

I think I might be done with this wheel. Maybe. ...

I think I might be done with this wheel. Maybe.


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02-03-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,360
Posted By mrv

- yes. yes. it's funny. it's a funny video....

- yes. yes. it's funny. it's a funny video. really. it's like 2 minutes of funny.

2019 I got a 1990 Biachi - fully rigid - for $60. Spent maybe $175 or so on tires / tubes / cables / pads / seat....
02-03-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,360
Posted By mrv

I am thinking if you go to Craig's List and...

I am thinking if you go to Craig's List and commit about $30 to a Huffy, you should be all set.... https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/d/sterling-heights-bicycle/7251358689.html
...
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By mrv

Nice! Definitely a steel. I mean a steal. It...

Nice! Definitely a steel. I mean a steal.
It would be well worth putting a new coat of pain on while it's stripped of parts....
01-27-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By mrv

- oh man, I'm not sure telling a stressed out...

- oh man, I'm not sure telling a stressed out person not to stress out helps relieve stress. Maybe something like - "the fear of failure in public is totally normal." - i dunno, i tend not to be...
01-24-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By mrv

bumping my available listings. happy new year....

bumping my available listings.
happy new year. 2021 is going to be great. I found a $100 bill while out walking the other day. . . . wait, that good news for me is bad news for someone else........
01-16-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By mrv

:foo::crash::lol::roflmao:

:foo::crash::lol::roflmao:
01-16-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By mrv

Thank you so much! I had read on bike stack...

Thank you so much!
I had read on bike stack exchange maybe that it would turn on while being charged. But the post was old ish.
Cygolite does not say one way or another on the website.
I have ...
01-11-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By mrv

- probably it's worse than you think - I got the...

- probably it's worse than you think - I got the Brooks used here in the BF for about $60 I think. The Crank Bros 50/50 from TheFaceBooks for $40. The bars from Bianchigirll for maybe $30. The ol'...
01-08-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,226
Posted By mrv

https://www.bumm.de/files/Produkte/Anleitung%20890...

https://www.bumm.de/files/Produkte/Anleitung%20890082%20180+195.pdf

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/436x369/bm_632c509e22264c3de983dd0924a15d83fb6aad0e.jpg


- And so it...
Forum: Touring
01-08-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,261
Posted By mrv

Remdial PHYSICS LESSON

I think question 1 was answered already:
Force to move the bike forward = mass X acceleration - drag
Drag = (air density) X (coeff drag) X (frontal area) X (velocity ^2) / 2
So the heavier rider's...
01-07-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,483
Posted By mrv

Someone else pointed out there are indeed 25.4 mm...

Someone else pointed out there are indeed 25.4 mm quill stems. I have never had one so never dealt with one.

I have seen the bullmoose in 22.2 quill diameter and 21.1mm. My previous searches...
01-02-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By mrv

what's a "bike computer" ? ...

what's a "bike computer" ?

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12-07-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By mrv

i had a TREK 1400 bonded aluminum bike - nicely...

i had a TREK 1400 bonded aluminum bike - nicely sized for me - loved it. Aluminum is supposed to give a harsh ride, but this was like buttery nice. maybe it was the wheels or the seat - dunno. it was...
11-24-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By mrv

the SURLY looks like a weld. The OP is using a...

the SURLY looks like a weld. The OP is using a braze.
It would be easy enough to insert a bolt and pull on it test it. I'm guessing a person could go full 200lb of body weight on the SURLY welded...
11-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,872
Posted By mrv

Gran Comp

got quite a bit of flex in my new to me Gran Comp 610s.
planning to reduce toe in; get a stiffer hanger for the front brake; maybe get new brake housing.
Other suggestions?
...
11-13-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,229,223
Posted By mrv

Rock-On!

Garbage picked a HardRock-
6 spd Suntour;
mismatched brakes;
bolt on rear wheel.
I swapped seat & post.
tweaked the front brake and made a minor shift adjustment. Tires are new- still had the...
11-03-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,025
Posted By mrv

2019 GUNNAR CrossHairs

Yes. New for 2019 with rim brakes.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/1912e73f_5f34_46da_b2fe_dca232af8923_ebcecb696724f7bc185b0e4b80b202aeac30065a.jpeg...
10-26-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,872
Posted By mrv

Second shakedown....

Heliomatic hubs from plonz. Built into wheels.
Simplex shifter mounts from francophile
Nitto Albatross bars from Bianchigirll

First ride proved I didnít tighten the rear wheel enough....
10-19-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By mrv

John Cherry used to have Project Bike shop in...

John Cherry used to have Project Bike shop in Lafayette, IN.
I was on a very small team out of Louisville, KY and he built 4 Cherry Bomb race bikes for us (early 1990s). We had them all painted the...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-09-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,877
Posted By mrv

In August I rode from Sleeping Bear Dunes to the...

In August I rode from Sleeping Bear Dunes to the Plymouth Canton Area (5 days riding, about 470 miles). I incorporated this route for a chunk of it:...
10-01-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,189
Posted By mrv

I suspect that most people who don't know what it...

I suspect that most people who don't know what it is won't bother with the poll. So far the results are proving me right!
09-23-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,872
Posted By mrv

- pretty bike! nice build!! but!!!! .... the...

- pretty bike! nice build!! but!!!!
.... the quick release is on the wrong side the bike....... must..... fix..... OCD - help!...
09-17-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,504
Posted By mrv

run what you brung

I like to ride to the trails, so depending on the trail and tires I have at the time.

...
09-11-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,945
Posted By mrv

- i think i got a couple of Rockhoppers and a...

- i think i got a couple of Rockhoppers and a Peugeot that way.....
09-06-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 234,234
Posted By mrv

Franken 1000

I just joined.
Under the matte black is an 84 Miyata 1000

only a few rides so far. But seems like a nice lugged frame.
I added a set of bottle bosses and mid fork rack mounts. For future use. ...
09-02-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 99,315
Posted By mrv

inadvertent path racer?

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08-12-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By mrv

gah..... such a pretty bike. so my size. yer just...

gah..... such a pretty bike. so my size. yer just a short drive away..... . . . hopefully somebody will give it a good home before i start talking this up with my wife.....
someone. hurry. maybe...
08-01-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 62,871
Views: 9,575,515
Posted By mrv

looking for the rare Schwinn WOND Bike..... ?

i wonder if he'll take $30...... ?


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07-04-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,426
Posted By mrv

- when i was cycling home from work, i would turn...

- when i was cycling home from work, i would turn on my head light until I got to the local MUP. Turn it on solid, not strobing. Then turn it off on the MUP, until I was almost off of the MUP. I do...
07-03-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,426
Posted By mrv

plus one for this. ^^ also: STOP THE...

plus one for this. ^^

also: STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE STROBING -STOP THE...
06-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,255
Posted By mrv

i had a Rockhound for a bit. i got the frame &...

i had a Rockhound for a bit.
i got the frame & a couple of forks for $80. stuck seat post. ridden hard and put away wet many times.
i powder coated it and road it for a bit. but i'm not much of a...
06-21-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,255
Posted By mrv

yes. Iím in the cult

I got it all wrong. Custom off the shelf with the longer headtube. Rim brake.
love it. great riding and incredibly comfortable.

...
06-18-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By mrv

- Walmart does a poor job assembling heavy, cheap...

- Walmart does a poor job assembling heavy, cheap bikes that are not very durable.
- Yes, $400 at a bike is a stretch if you are comparing it to Walmart. But you get a well built bike that will be...
03-31-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,659
Posted By mrv

https://www.jonesbikes.com/ - Jeff Jones uses...

https://www.jonesbikes.com/
- Jeff Jones uses a truss for, along with fat tires, for "suspension" ~ sorry, that's not the right wording, but in lieu of a spring / damper assembly, he's selling a...
02-04-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,100
Posted By mrv

.... I'm not sure. I think you have 3 of the same...

.... I'm not sure. I think you have 3 of the same thing....
- I have a RockHopper that is quite similar to yours. Definitely a great all-rounder!
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