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07-16-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,007
Posted By fishboat

A coffee enema is even better...lightens the load...

A coffee enema is even better...lightens the load and the caffeine absorbed..."in process"..bumps the ride avg speed up by about 1.8mph.

(in general..I think this topic sets a new high in lows)
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By fishboat

There were lots of changes in the last few years...

There were lots of changes in the last few years of Lemond bikes (last year was 2008). Many former steel bike models in the early 2000's were converted to spine bikes(carbon/steel mix) or aluminum. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 846
Posted By fishboat

I think the OP needs to take some time to learn...

I think the OP needs to take some time to learn about modern (now minus maybe a decade) bikes before buying something. It appears his(your) level of knowledge is quite low..not that there's anything...
06-30-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 208,055
Posted By fishboat

Nice job. My GF has a drop bar converted...

Nice job. My GF has a drop bar converted gravel/touring bike built on a '91 750...runs 700x38's on it. She loves it. Handles a full touring load with ease. I wouldn't have thought it could...
06-28-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,229,286
Posted By fishboat

I'm not so sure the shift was to 'aggressive'...

I'm not so sure the shift was to 'aggressive' head tube angles so much as the '80s bike had (somewhat) excessively slack HT angles. When I see a mid-80s mtn bike pic from the side and look at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,078
Posted By fishboat

A true statement. The history (1890's and...

A true statement. The history (1890's and forward) of the impact the bicycle had on our country is pretty fascinating.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,788
Posted By fishboat

Sorry..not going down that rabbit hole as it'll...

Sorry..not going down that rabbit hole as it'll never end..and I value my time.

I'm sure there's lots of resources on the web if you do some searching. One last bit of advice, don't risk any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,788
Posted By fishboat

Yikes. Ya..chemist here and...don't quit...

Yikes.

Ya..chemist here and...don't quit your day job. How you think things work..well..that ain't how it works. Go back and study some basic chemistry.
06-20-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,079
Posted By fishboat

You can visit the Trek archive to help get your...

You can visit the Trek archive to help get your bearings with respect to when the 400 was made. If you find one used, check the color on this list and you'll find the year it was made.

Trek...
06-19-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By fishboat

Some worthwhile reading here: ...

Some worthwhile reading here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1201859-26-tire-wheel-thread.html

and here...
06-17-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By fishboat

The 1897 Yukon Gold Rush, on a gravel bike, of course

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1168x637/yukon_01d9ea239f3aabc3313464d39352fecb414567af.jpg


It seems our new-to-us "gravel" bikes were in common use in the late 19th...
Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By fishboat

Nice bike & nice story. For me, and others here...

Nice bike & nice story. For me, and others here and there, I place more value on a bike like this as it has some history, before and during/after you. (Nearly) anyone can order a new bike and I'm...
06-07-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,034
Posted By fishboat

Might not be clear to someone who's visiting. Of...

Might not be clear to someone who's visiting. Of the trails listed above, only the 400 Trail & Glacial Drumlin need a trail pass(I can't speak tot he trails around the Dells..haven't ridden them). ...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-06-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By fishboat

Sounds like a nice trip..BIG miles days..yikes. ...

Sounds like a nice trip..BIG miles days..yikes. Glad you made it.

The trail barrier ("trail at risk of collapse") north of Milwaukee..not sure what's going on there???? This is year two of that...
Forum: Touring
06-06-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,442
Posted By fishboat

Good to hear..and good to know about the bike on...

Good to hear..and good to know about the bike on the Hiawatha. Looks like a beer at (maybe?) the Hubbard Lodge Beer Garden..very good Sunday brunch. In the heart of Milwaukee, but you'd swear your...
06-06-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By fishboat

I don't think "just riding for fitness" or any...

I don't think "just riding for fitness" or any other type of riding has much to do with recreational tire selection. Grab yourself a real slug of the tire with poor rolling resistance and it feels...
06-04-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,931
Posted By fishboat

Somewhere between Harrington Beach State Park and...

Somewhere between Harrington Beach State Park and Kohler Andrae State Park :)...
06-03-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 918
Posted By fishboat

Musson stand, $15 ...

Musson stand, $15


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20201104_081543_e77bad84222c42e04282129fb9dfed91beae94fa.jpg
06-03-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By fishboat

Seems like a solution in search of a problem..I'd...

Seems like a solution in search of a problem..I'd dump it..with all due respect..I know the mods do a lot of good work here.
Forum: Touring
05-18-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By fishboat

A rather brief google.."which states have no turn...

A rather brief google.."which states have no turn away for bikers and hikers"
https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/no-turn-away-bike-camping-policies/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,584
Posted By fishboat

Sorry to see. It's steel..it's repairable. ...

Sorry to see.

It's steel..it's repairable. If not that road, then there's plenty of used ones available.
04-26-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By fishboat

No pig. That's a very nice ride. I seem to...

No pig. That's a very nice ride. I seem to remember seeing a scraped up 990 within the last year..don't remember where I saw it. In any event, once you get it cleaned up, you'll find it to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,802
Posted By fishboat

While I don't doubt the hubs are mechanically...

While I don't doubt the hubs are mechanically very good..the noise is a status-ego thing..for those that need status-ego things.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,644
Posted By fishboat

OP..for reference sake..check this thread out. ...

OP..for reference sake..check this thread out.

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1221393-schwalbe-super-moto-x-greenguard-2-4-tires-touring.html

The guy is running Schwalbe Super Moto-X...
04-23-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By fishboat

GK Slicks or SS (no plus). With FL hardpack I'd...

GK Slicks or SS (no plus). With FL hardpack I'd think you'd be fine offroad. If doing more offroad, I'd lean toward the SS.

I/we run GK Slicks on many of our bikes..on and off road.
...
04-13-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,896
Posted By fishboat

And another poster gets added tot he ignore...

And another poster gets added tot he ignore list..coy..cute..not so much. If you're going to ask people for help, don't disrespect them with this nonsense.

Koyote ..the ignore list make BF a...
04-13-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By fishboat

You may want to have this thread transferred to...

You may want to have this thread transferred to the Touring forum.

Click on the red button below your username in your thread and ask the mods to move it.

Also..you may want to followup with...
04-10-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,560
Posted By fishboat

Thought I'd update..after yet more research, I...

Thought I'd update..after yet more research, I think I'd avoid autmotivetouchup..based on reviews I've read. The KustomCanz is currently and has been out of primer and clearcoat..so I scratched them....
04-10-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,687
Posted By fishboat

Looks like the OP/friend dun good..nice bike for...

Looks like the OP/friend dun good..nice bike for $400.

One suggestion if/when you're looking in the future..don't hobble yourself by looking in "DC area only". If you're looking for the right...
04-04-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By fishboat

OP..the way you're presenting this you seem to...

OP..the way you're presenting this you seem to assume that all frames and components over the last 30 years are readily interchangable...they're not...at all. With the info you've presented so far,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,442
Posted By fishboat

The Hiawatha train is the (or one of) the...

The Hiawatha train is the (or one of) the Chicago-(Sturtevant)-Milwaukee commuter lines. It runs quite often, but no idea if it allows bikes. If it allows bikes..and you can get off at Sturtevant,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,442
Posted By fishboat

I've not dealt with a bike in Chicago/Union...

I've not dealt with a bike in Chicago/Union Station, but I've taken the Hiawatha (Milw-Chicago commuter) many times. I think 30 minutes is cutting things perhaps optimistically tight. Amtrak...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By fishboat

If it's dark blue it's a 2001, if silver it's a...

If it's dark blue it's a 2001, if silver it's a 2002.

2003 was a black bike with 520 tubing. 2004 was blue with white decals and aluminum tubing.

If it's an '01 or '02, then the frame makes it...
03-31-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,053
Posted By fishboat

How unique..someone with an excuse that you can't...

How unique..someone with an excuse that you can't do it, but "they" should.

With due respect, practical reality then is that you're just another mouth..yawn..the world is full of them. If you...
03-31-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,053
Posted By fishboat

I've occasionally "grazed" this thread..seems to...

I've occasionally "grazed" this thread..seems to be growing angst(how unusual..)..so forgive me if I've missed something..

I'm retired from a long career in RDE(research, development, &...
03-27-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By fishboat

Nobody freakin cares ...

Nobody freakin cares

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/damprid_6d433fa883cd80b18ff56dbe64851b2a4390efdd.jpg
03-26-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,560
Posted By fishboat

Ouch.. I feel for you. I just finished 14-15...

Ouch.. I feel for you. I just finished 14-15 hours of prepping a frame (stripping paint to bare metal, steel) and will be facing a rattle can paint job once it warms up outside. I'll be using
...
03-24-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,339
Posted By fishboat

You need therapy..do us all a favor and seek it...

You need therapy..do us all a favor and seek it soon.

https://www.bikeforums.net/fitting-your-bike/1222465-moisture-s-unique-frame-fit.html
03-22-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,675
Posted By fishboat

"I put the Garlatti on Craigs List for $595. I...

"I put the Garlatti on Craigs List for $595. I know crazy, but I wasn't intending on selling it.Just seeing what sort or responses I would get."

Interesting form of entertainment. I'm guessing if...
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,177
Posted By fishboat

+1 Before you/OP makes any adjustments. ...

+1

Before you/OP makes any adjustments. Squeeze the front brake and try rocking the bike forward and backward. If the headset is loose, you'll feel the bike/fork rock back and forth.

Check...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,603
Posted By fishboat

I had a 2006 Volpe and ran Voyager Hypers on it...

I had a 2006 Volpe and ran Voyager Hypers on it in 35mm(no fenders). Nice, fast, (road) tire with a plush ride..I wish they still made them. The Hypers in 35mm ran 37mm wide on the bike..per my...
03-11-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,144
Posted By fishboat

Silver wheels/spokes if you're going to keep the...

Silver wheels/spokes if you're going to keep the silver seatpost and stem. I have a similar vintage red Trek 970..silver looks right to me.

Old mtn bikes like this remind me of the movie "The...
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,385
Posted By fishboat

Using the link/map above as a detailed guide, you...

Using the link/map above as a detailed guide, you can always create your own map/gpx file in RWGPS. The RWGPS map layer when you create a map has bike trails on it..even long routes can be created...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,103
Posted By fishboat

...downtime while touring..what downtime while...

...downtime while touring..what downtime while touring?
03-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By fishboat

I built Musson's truing stand(plans in the...

I built Musson's truing stand(plans in the book)..have about $15 in this:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20201104_081543_f2e0089704cb34c326c4973b599274b613168afd.jpg...
03-04-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By fishboat

This is also available for a modest fee. It's...

This is also available for a modest fee. It's good

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php
03-02-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By fishboat

Yikes..thx.. I had no idea it took a minor hack. ...

Yikes..thx.. I had no idea it took a minor hack. Silly me..I thought all it took was..like..click on it..:)
...
03-02-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By fishboat

I haven't done the album thing, but there may be...

I haven't done the album thing, but there may be a Public or Private setting somewhere, if you've already set it up and have uploaded pics.
03-02-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By fishboat

Checked and I don't see an album created yet. ...

Checked and I don't see an album created yet.

As for the bike..Rockhoppers are typically spec'd out fairly well. If it's in good condition and everything works..then $250 is in the ballpark....
02-22-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,859
Posted By fishboat

Riding bikes like they did 90-120 years ago,...

Riding bikes like they did 90-120 years ago, using better equipment.
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