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04-22-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By squirtdad

Go with the flow, ride with your mouth open, ...

Go with the flow, ride with your mouth open, bugs are good protein
04-21-24, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By squirtdad

don't know it this will help but here is what 32...

don't know it this will help but here is what 32 look like on my kirk. Rims are H+Son archetypes
...
04-19-24, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By squirtdad

I know OP wants touring...but this is just super...

I know OP wants touring...but this is just super cool for 48cm https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1292158-1984-basso-gap-frameset-48-cm-columbus-tubing-headset-bb-campagnolo.html
04-18-24, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By squirtdad

cest magnifique

cest magnifique
04-18-24, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 711
Posted By squirtdad

defining "tiny" might help :thumb:

defining "tiny" might help :thumb:
04-17-24, 02:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,360
Posted By squirtdad

MikeDeason this is a repeat to a degree,...

MikeDeason

this is a repeat to a degree, but worth repeating

Nice bike you should ride the heck out of it with no mods other than tires.

forget about "hybrid" tires and heavy marathons ...
04-17-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,360
Posted By squirtdad

Dude, I know you are really excited and...

Dude, I know you are really excited and enthusiastic, but you are overthinking everything IMHO

If you are immediately thinking adding a thud buster and changing out the fork. you got the wrong...
04-15-24, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By squirtdad

FB..... I have to disagree I am old enough...

FB..... I have to disagree

I am old enough to have seen the difference. the quality of my single speed coast to coast bike (Schwinn clone 26 in mid weight) I got when I as six (now 62 years...
04-15-24, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By squirtdad

Many many years ago I got my first geared, non...

Many many years ago I got my first geared, non coaster brake, bike, a columbia 3 speed at a super america gas station. we all also bought 500 round boxes of .22 ammo as I was in a junior rifle club
04-15-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By squirtdad

Registration site looks nice, much simpler and...

Registration site looks nice, much simpler and all is bundled.

Now I have to figure out if I can go........I am already going to montana for major class reunion (to get a flavor for which one...
04-14-24, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,648
Posted By squirtdad

at first I thought you were riding to Cino an...

at first I thought you were riding to Cino an back....which has not been unheard of, but from a closer start
04-14-24, 09:22 PM
04-14-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 698
Posted By squirtdad

walk, lift weights, bone bruises are...

walk, lift weights, bone bruises are pain....literally and in just having to let them have the time they need to heal
04-14-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By squirtdad

I like this pressure calculator, silca has one...

I like this pressure calculator, silca has one also https://www.renehersecycles.com/tire-pressure-calculator/

IME getting quality tubes reduces the flats i have. I tried slime years ago...
04-14-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By squirtdad

Sorry to rain on OP's parade but: I would not...

Sorry to rain on OP's parade but: I would not spend any money on this, save to get a a higher quality bike.

by the time you put money in like wheels etc your at a new bike price soon
...
04-13-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By squirtdad

putting a motor on a coaster brake bike is pretty...

putting a motor on a coaster brake bike is pretty stupid to start with, likely illegal, and if it is 2 cycle polluting. And does not belong in a bicycle forum Not to put too fine a...
04-12-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By squirtdad

fwiw the tattico is a very solid pump for a...

fwiw the tattico is a very solid pump for a mini........this is from 3 flats worth of experience :thumb:
04-12-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,361
Posted By squirtdad

correct, there was no need for brazeon bosses, ...

correct, there was no need for brazeon bosses, banded shifter bosses for the win :D:D:D:50:
04-12-24, 11:15 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,530
Posted By squirtdad

or any car with a manual for that matter or being...

or any car with a manual for that matter or being able to lock with a small key that you can take surfing or kayaking. Keeping my 2014 A4 6 speed as long as i can for those features
04-12-24, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,361
Posted By squirtdad

this seems to be a lose/win in different way...

this seems to be a lose/win in different way situation. And point for keeping stuff you might need some day
04-09-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,530
Posted By squirtdad

I don't think I have ignored that, I noted...

I don't think I have ignored that, I noted multiple times that my builder was an early adopter of disc for steel and experienced with with building steel disc forks. I also noted that carbon fiber...
04-09-24, 11:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,530
Posted By squirtdad

Going back to the basics, in case everyone has...

Going back to the basics, in case everyone has not read all the posts (i.e repeating a lot :innocent: )

1) disc brakes put more forces on the fork, especially on the lower part than do rim...
04-08-24, 02:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,530
Posted By squirtdad

Simple: forks for disc brakes have to be built...

Simple: forks for disc brakes have to be built stronger than a fork for rim brakes. Making them stronger makes them stiffer and less compliant
Maybe carbon forks can use some of the advantages...
04-08-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,530
Posted By squirtdad

Another think to consider in terms of disc brakes...

Another think to consider in terms of disc brakes for road bikes is that a disc requires a fork that is built stronger and that fork will not have the feel or flexibility a fork for rim brakes will...
04-08-24, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By squirtdad

way overkill but as I have milwaukee 18v tools I...

way overkill but as I have milwaukee 18v tools I got the Milwaukee inflator..... I added a silca chuck

you can preset desired pressure (multiple pre set) work great for bikes and cars

I am...
04-07-24, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By squirtdad

this would work (based on info above) ...

this would work (based on info above) ...
04-06-24, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,079
Posted By squirtdad

IME the parts don't work well at all because...

IME the parts don't work well at all because they are the cheapest of the cheapest (cost and quality)
Wrenching on any BSO (friends, relatives and neighbors bring them to me) will show you that....
04-04-24, 08:16 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 28,182
Posted By squirtdad

my other money pit...er hobby in conflicting, ...

my other money pit...er hobby in conflicting, sure you guys don't want to get wet and practice kayak rescues?
04-01-24, 11:40 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 59,963
Posted By squirtdad

Ok this has a lot of green Dave Kirk JK...

Ok this has a lot of green Dave Kirk JK special, Joe Bell paint
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1974x1335/kirkgarage_c105a92c61db8eeca1b8e7b1ee7100a7e78e38cb.jpg
03-31-24, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By squirtdad

Silca Tattico, push on fit with Lever to hold ...

Silca Tattico, push on fit with Lever to hold

https://silca.cc/collections/all/products/tattico-mini-pump
03-31-24, 10:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,236
Posted By squirtdad

As best I can tell very few people have this...

As best I can tell very few people have this helmet (based how few reviews and references show up on a search) so there is likely not a lot of hands on help to be had.

I think at this price point...
03-31-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By squirtdad

that is a high end frame, did you buy it from...

that is a high end frame, did you buy it from the builder, if so I would expect the builder to help you out

it is a 68mm bottom bracket so crankset/BB would be expected to work.....

have...
03-30-24, 12:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,645
Posted By squirtdad

1) tannus tire won't give you a feel for the...

1) tannus tire won't give you a feel for the road,
2) my knees and birthday say i am old, my mind doesn't....could be fooling my self :50:

3) Feel for the road is critical, but does not have...
03-29-24, 05:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,645
Posted By squirtdad

water is not compressible in any measurable way....

water is not compressible in any measurable way. That would mean that there would be no pressure in the tires.... they would not support anything and would have no resistance to pinch flats for...
03-29-24, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 861
Posted By squirtdad

OP has bike that was not designed for a mid drive...

OP has bike that was not designed for a mid drive and wants to keep sub par coaster braking by modifying a mid drive not designed to use coaster brake to use one, he can sort of fit to the bike
...
03-29-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By squirtdad

note that in general these type of hang the bike...

note that in general these type of hang the bike by the top tube racks are not recommended for carbon frames for transport (by both bike and rack manufacturers)
03-29-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By squirtdad

how we are viewed ...

how we are viewed
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/948x310/pearslmuprider_66b281168068170666bd32a897bc32857a02ee56.png
03-28-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,645
Posted By squirtdad

the problem is that this comes with a price, the...

the problem is that this comes with a price, the ride and handling will suffer and a lot of enjoyment of cycling can go with that. weight does make a difference

it might be better to teach you...
03-28-24, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,544
Posted By squirtdad

FWIW I draw a big distinction between pedal...

FWIW I draw a big distinction between pedal assist and bikes that have a throttle and don't need to pedal. The former are bikes and the latter are motorcycles. (and the latter seem to have a...
03-27-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By squirtdad

I ride the los gatos creek trail fairly often. ...

I ride the los gatos creek trail fairly often.

I have come to really appreciate the buzz from my white industries hubs as compared to my almost silent 6800 hubs and then bell or gentle on your...
03-27-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 95,408
Posted By squirtdad

I opened a bottle of redbreast in honor of St....

I opened a bottle of redbreast in honor of St. Patrick's day
03-26-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By squirtdad

concur bike looks rode hard and put away...

concur

bike looks rode hard and put away wet.....grips all torn up are (to me) a general indicator of no maintenance.
03-26-24, 10:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By squirtdad

get a greenfield like this (no tube damage) paint...

get a greenfield like this (no tube damage) paint it to batch the yellow accents (over the top would to pantograph a de rosa heart) and you are read to roll...or this case safely park the bike to...
03-26-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By squirtdad

Cheap and Suction rack is not a good combination

Cheap and Suction rack is not a good combination
03-26-24, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By squirtdad

Ok, 1) you love bikes 2) you know the...

Ok,

1) you love bikes
2) you know the rule is N+1
I should not have to go farther, but

Gravel bike is a very practical solution overall, depending on which one you pick you can...
03-25-24, 03:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By squirtdad

I am fan of modern gear on good vintage...

I am fan of modern gear on good vintage frames..... but the carbon fork and bars may have gone to far.....:D
03-22-24, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By squirtdad

velo orange grand cru ...

velo orange grand cru

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/681x704/velororangegrandcure_3ad917dfa07d0d2e41c5296c970c90ee72d2cd56.png
03-22-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,251
Posted By squirtdad

I have no idea, I put it in what feels right. ...

I have no idea, I put it in what feels right. Mostly stay in 50 ring up front (50/34 and 11-34)
03-20-24, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By squirtdad

you really don't know how to make friends it...

you really don't know how to make friends it seems.

have fun with the build
03-20-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By squirtdad

trek: fuggetaboutit..... and no fork ...

trek: fuggetaboutit..... and no fork



what is the end goal(s) learning how to do this stuff, super nice bike, friction or indexed, what tools do you have? just having fun? etc having...
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