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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-19-24, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 939
Posted By Duragrouch

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Yep. The only tricky part is, there's no standard clamp-style FDs for...
Forum: Touring
04-19-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 343
Posted By Rick

Piff: I order German products like Tubus racks...

Piff: I order German products like Tubus racks and accessories, Schwalbe tires and Rohloff specific parts from Bike24...
04-18-24, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By BTinNYC

Cst fini...really this time

Peugeot UO-18 Mixte for my daughter. 2x9 with Ultegra STI shifters and FD, a 105 RD, and a FSA Gossamer 50/34 crankset. The French thread ROI BB holding a 30mm axle is pretty cool. 700c rims with...
04-17-24, 11:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,166
Posted By dphi

If you're on instagram I'd highly recommend...

If you're on instagram I'd highly recommend following haradatetsuro (https://www.instagram.com/haradatetsuro/) of Samson as well, he does beautiful work....
Forum: Touring
04-17-24, 07:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am retired so I have the flexibility to do long...

I am retired so I have the flexibility to do long trips. But my longest vacations for outdoor activities before retirement were a week long. If I needed a day per week for rest and recovery, that...
Forum: Touring
04-14-24, 03:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,501
Posted By gauvins

HelpSingularity Sorry for your loss...

HelpSingularity Sorry for your loss...
Forum: Touring
04-14-24, 07:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,501
Posted By john m flores

Oh man that sucks. Sorry. Hope the Diamond Llama...

Oh man that sucks. Sorry. Hope the Diamond Llama works out for you.
Forum: Touring
04-13-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,501
Posted By ignant666

You might be surprised at just how resistant to...

You might be surprised at just how resistant to those two common bike-thief tools that lock is. It is a combination version of the lock i posted about above:



They had used a knife to cut away...
Forum: Touring
04-12-24, 10:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,338
Posted By Russ Roth

After trying to navigate cobblestone streets in a...

After trying to navigate cobblestone streets in a new city at slow speeds while clipped in on a loaded bike I switched to MTB platforms and haven't felt the need to go back. The pins keep you locked...
Forum: Touring
04-12-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By Pratt

During a tour, I take rest days when I want, and...

During a tour, I take rest days when I want, and when the weather is yucky. As alluded to above, schedules can become tyrants.
During the non-touring part of the year, I take months of rest days...
04-10-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,902
Posted By daverup

I don't think I posted this one here, my 1975...

I don't think I posted this one here, my 1975 Motobecane Grand Jubile Mixte.

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04-09-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By jamesdak

Man, am I happy I pulled the trigger on this one....

Man, am I happy I pulled the trigger on this one. It sure looked rough when I unboxed it but you should see it now! All told I probably put 4 hours into reviving the paint by hand. I really need...
Forum: Touring
04-09-24, 03:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,367
Posted By sbrudno

I wear a balaclava at night, a thin thing that...

I wear a balaclava at night, a thin thing that weighs nothing but works. At least I freeze less...
04-09-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,902
Posted By daka

For my 70th birthday, I revised the drivetrain to...

For my 70th birthday, I revised the drivetrain to accommodate a 28 tooth rear cog and fitted a 90th anniversary Carradice bag. Mudguards are old Zefals that I've had since the '80s. Not that it rains...
04-09-24, 09:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,902
Posted By Aubergine

Old French bikes go well with fenders. (1973...

Old French bikes go well with fenders. (1973 AO-8, 1972 Grand Touring, 1986 P4 Corbier.)
...
04-08-24, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By jamesdak

Unpacking and getting to know the Sancineto

I actually paid for this about two months ago but told the seller no rush on the shipment. He had some issues crop up on his end but the bike came in today just fine. This is the same guy I bought...
Forum: Touring
04-08-24, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 887
Posted By TiHabanero

Thank you all for the valuable input. Seems 77-80...

Thank you all for the valuable input. Seems 77-80 lbs is not overboard after all. Back in the 70's when touring we never weighed our machines and I don't know why I made such a big deal out of it. I...
04-06-24, 01:25 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By kcjc

You're assuming one is better than the other...

You're assuming one is better than the other while insulting those who don't care or have a different perspective. I have yet to destroy my rims due to wear or see anything other than user error (see...
04-06-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,529
Posted By cyccommute

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim...

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim brakes are not disc brakes. Converting drum brakes on cars to disc brakes was a great improvement. Hub mounted disc brakes are just making the “disc”...
04-05-24, 01:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By Germany_chris

I prefer a large platform because I have big feet

I prefer a large platform because I have big feet
04-02-24, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,417
Posted By downtube42

I had a work colleague who'd been recruited from...

I had a work colleague who'd been recruited from to the US to play college ball, and used the scholarship to fund her engineering degree. Smart lady. About 6'6", athletic, but never learned to ride a...
03-31-24, 11:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By David_Harris

I like a larger platform to support my feet...

I like a larger platform to support my feet better. I don’t remember the brand, but they are pinned and seem to be holding up quite well so far - put them on six or eight months ago, replaced the...
03-31-24, 08:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,605
Posted By Yan

Billions of people around the world ride on...

Billions of people around the world ride on plastic pedals just fine.

Expensive pedals have sealed bearings that will stay smooth for longer and may have metal pins that improve grip. Neither is...
Forum: Touring
03-31-24, 07:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,338
Posted By andrewclaus

I use Superfeet insoles in my running/walking...

I use Superfeet insoles in my running/walking shoes for some extra stiffness, with pinned flats. Never had a problem.

Most of my cycling days also entail quite a bit of walking around. I can ride...
Forum: Touring
03-30-24, 09:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,338
Posted By Small cog

I always use flat pedals and ride in my hiking...

I always use flat pedals and ride in my hiking shoes as I like to break up my multi-day tours with some walking which I find relaxes my leg muscles and allows me to visit places the cycle path does...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,416
Posted By DMC707

Agreed -- life's too short to quibble over a few...

Agreed -- life's too short to quibble over a few bucks - IF - its a bike you can put to immediate use and get a lot of smiles and miles out of
Replies: 35
Views: 1,416
Posted By Velosophy

Larry, haha Im developing the same affliction....

Larry, haha Im developing the same affliction. Ive taken 800mg ibuprofen and have a cool rag over my head
03-25-24, 11:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,600
Posted By Camilo

Sometimes you just want to spend some money. Mea...

Sometimes you just want to spend some money. Mea Culpa
Replies: 35
Views: 1,416
Posted By Velosophy

A couple pics I took while talking with owner. ...

A couple pics I took while talking with owner.
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Forum: Touring
03-25-24, 05:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,228
Posted By chief9245

I just wrapped up a 10,520 mile perimeter tour of...

I just wrapped up a 10,520 mile perimeter tour of the US. Here's a list of parts replaced during that time to give you an idea.
Brakes - 3 sets. Going through the Adirondacks, Rockies, and Cascades...
03-22-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,425
Posted By Trakhak

Another factor rarely alluded to: reading forums...

Another factor rarely alluded to: reading forums like this one, you can lose sight of just how few bike riders around the world buy pro-level equipment, including tires. Continental's bike tire...
03-21-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By robertj298

FS 1985 Univega Gran Turismo - Close to new

1985 Univega Gran Turismo in like new cond. All original and even the original
seat looks new Completely serviced $350 ...
03-21-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,425
Posted By Eric F

Considering how much time per day I spend on my...

Considering how much time per day I spend on my mattress, and how important comfortable sleep is to my physical and mental health, as well as how many years it will last me, I'm of the opinion that...
03-21-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,425
Posted By Eric F

You need more bikes, obviously. Gotta spread...

You need more bikes, obviously. Gotta spread that mileage out over multiple machines.
03-20-24, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By juvela

----- :thumb: ...and a triple A utility...

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:thumb:

...and a triple A utility infielder...


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03-20-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By gugie

I'd choose a frame to be named later.

I'd choose a frame to be named later.
03-20-24, 04:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By Murray Missile

My vote is "C", none of the above. Not sure where...

My vote is "C", none of the above. Not sure where you are but with the current state of the bike market 50/60 bucks will get you some solid complete "mechanic specials" if you exercise some patience....
03-19-24, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By albrt

Um, good luck? If you have a co-op nearby,...

Um, good luck?

If you have a co-op nearby, you might want to take a look in their scrap pile before buying a rough looking frame for cash money.
03-19-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,408
Posted By roadcrankr

Maybe I missed it, but a few matters did not...

Maybe I missed it, but a few matters did not become clear to me.
1. How did they select participants? (Random, volunteers, paid, sickly, etc.)
2. What type and how many of the study's individuals...
03-19-24, 12:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,425
Posted By squirtdad

you do get what you pay for and after riding...

you do get what you pay for and after riding high end tires I would never go back to lower end tires

but shopping sales is key

also look at source like UK bike shops two gp5000 with tubes...
Forum: Touring
03-19-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,767
Posted By rekmeyata

Nice bikes! Your setup is typical of what I...

Nice bikes!

Your setup is typical of what I see with most people touring across the USA, those people I spoke to that had that sort of setup were saying that they were running over the weight I...
03-19-24, 08:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,600
Posted By Jon_g2

The more I read and the more research I gather,...

The more I read and the more research I gather, the more I realize that longevity is what you really get with better quality steel bearings and not performance gains really. Thank you for the info!
03-18-24, 11:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,600
Posted By 3alarmer

...steel bearings and the bearing race surfaces...

...steel bearings and the bearing race surfaces are highly polished. It would be difficult to measure much difference in efficiency between any two particular BB units, if both are working well. ...
03-18-24, 08:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,600
Posted By Jon_g2

Could you explain what improvements you've felt?...

Could you explain what improvements you've felt? Thanks!
03-18-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,600
Posted By 3alarmer

...my own opinion, and it is only my own opinion,...

...my own opinion, and it is only my own opinion, is that while there might be some extended lifespan in BB sealed units like the ones from Phil Wood, the more moderately priced ones, (even including...
Forum: Touring
03-17-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By tcs

Yeah, this wish list has Alex Moulton SST Alfine...

Yeah, this wish list has Alex Moulton SST Alfine 11 written all over it. Request it from the factory with a SON hub.
Forum: Touring
03-17-24, 03:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By irwin7638

I'm in the Mixte crowd. It's a great step over...

I'm in the Mixte crowd. It's a great step over design and high endframes are made by Soma and Rivendell. Here are mine, and they are a lot faster than they look....
Forum: Touring
03-15-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By mams99

I was going to suggest a Bike Friday and I'm glad...

I was going to suggest a Bike Friday and I'm glad someone already has. And of course, the Mixtes linked above.
Forum: Touring
03-15-24, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By raybo

The Bike Friday New World Tourist (folding...

The Bike Friday New World Tourist (folding touring bike) has a very low bar that connects the bike together that can easily be stepped over. In fact, it is one of the things I really like about the...
Forum: Touring
03-12-24, 01:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,228
Posted By str

Side wall cuts ... 2 x in 25 years. thats all. ...

Side wall cuts ... 2 x in 25 years. thats all.

Should use Schwalbe Marathon Plus ;)))
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