Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 442 of 501 FirstFirst ... 342392432440441442443444452492 ... LastLast
Results 11,026 to 11,050 of 12522
  1. #11026
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    That's a 10 year old road/cross frame with disk brakes? I didn't think that disks had been an option for that long...
    They didn't exist unless you went custom which that is. The Avid road version of the BB7 brakes came out a bit earlier than that which made it all possible to use road brake levers. Lately they are really catching on so there are many options.

  2. #11027
    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tempe, AZ
    My Bikes
    1987 Basso Gap; 1987 Specialized Sirrus; 1990 Miyata 721A
    Posts
    2,527
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Updated pics of the 790









  3. #11028
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Yokohama, Japan
    Posts
    109
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sjt78 View Post
    They didn't exist unless you went custom which that is. The Avid road version of the BB7 brakes came out a bit earlier than that which made it all possible to use road brake levers. Lately they are really catching on so there are many options.
    Huh. Well, I learned my one thing for the day. Thank you.

  4. #11029
    Senior Member H.S.Clydesdale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Lakewood, CO
    My Bikes
    2013 KHS 747 (by Lennard Zinn), 1987 Nishiki Sport, 1983 Sanwa 700
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Gave the sanwa a bath yesterday to remove all the winter grime, then happened to park in a graphically interesting spot this morning --made for a good photo op.

    Bike 1) 66cm 1987 Nishiki Sport + Nexus 7 IGH + Velocity Chukkers + 200mm cranks
    Bike 2) Zinn Designed KHS 747 + Sella Anatomica Vintage

  5. #11030
    Let's Ride! RidingMatthew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    My Bikes
    --07 Scott S40 Speedster --2010 Jamis 650b1-- 2012 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Posts
    689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like the way this looks nice job FRpax...

    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post
    Updated pics of the 790



    "We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it." Abraham Lincoln

  6. #11031
    Let's Ride! RidingMatthew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    My Bikes
    --07 Scott S40 Speedster --2010 Jamis 650b1-- 2012 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Posts
    689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    great picture H.S Clydesdale. are those 650b wheels?

  7. #11032
    Old. Slow. Happy. MileHighMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Boulder County, CO
    Posts
    1,348
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Testing out another Carradice SQR saddlebag/mount (this one is the "Your" model):

    GRAVELBIKE.COM - ride everything

  8. #11033
    IguanaFred Rider WillynHook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Maryland's Eastern Shore
    My Bikes
    Giant Iguana - Freded-Up since 1992
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lotus.jpg
    1988 Lotus Classique - Pretty good for a curbside rescue that I fixed up. Mostly originally parts.
    Dr. Joseph Howard
    Joe's Physics Page

    "Imagine what you could do,
    if you could do what you imagine"

  9. #11034
    Senior Member H.S.Clydesdale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Lakewood, CO
    My Bikes
    2013 KHS 747 (by Lennard Zinn), 1987 Nishiki Sport, 1983 Sanwa 700
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
    great picture H.S Clydesdale. are those 650b wheels?
    Thanks Matthew, they are 700c velocity chukker rims with 32 tires. They probably just look like 650b because the bike is so tall. Though I do consider the bike my personal 650b experience. My inseem is 37", or 1.5x the rim diameter of a 700c wheel. This would be like someone with a 30" inseem riding a 650b conversion. (30" is 1.5x the diameter of a 650B wheel). I used to have 38c tires to better match the analogy, buy they were slow and I am very happy with the 32c. They seem just as soft and cushy, but also much easier to roll.

    Oh, and those are 200mm cranks, so if your looking at crank length vs wheel diameter, that would throw you off as well. Proportional size cranks do make a HUGE difference. I am fimrly in Zinn's camp on this issue.
    Last edited by H.S.Clydesdale; 04-29-13 at 01:59 PM.
    Bike 1) 66cm 1987 Nishiki Sport + Nexus 7 IGH + Velocity Chukkers + 200mm cranks
    Bike 2) Zinn Designed KHS 747 + Sella Anatomica Vintage

  10. #11035
    Senior Member H.S.Clydesdale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Lakewood, CO
    My Bikes
    2013 KHS 747 (by Lennard Zinn), 1987 Nishiki Sport, 1983 Sanwa 700
    Posts
    128
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by WillynHook View Post
    1988 Lotus Classique - Pretty good for a curbside rescue that I fixed up. Mostly originally parts.
    sweet. Is that a 64cm? Looks pretty tall.

    Also, nice physics page. I have a Physics undergrad but converted to Material Science for graduate studies. I think there are a lot of scientists on this forum, there seems to be something about science and bikes that goes together. Not sure what.
    Bike 1) 66cm 1987 Nishiki Sport + Nexus 7 IGH + Velocity Chukkers + 200mm cranks
    Bike 2) Zinn Designed KHS 747 + Sella Anatomica Vintage

  11. #11036
    Fork and spoon operator
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Hopkins, Minnesota
    My Bikes
    Surly Crosscheck, Trek 7200
    Posts
    275
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My weekend commuter. This is my first year with the trail-a-bike in between the bike and trailer like that, but it rides pretty well. Strong wind can make it a much less pleasant experience though!
    photo.jpg

  12. #11037
    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tempe, AZ
    My Bikes
    1987 Basso Gap; 1987 Specialized Sirrus; 1990 Miyata 721A
    Posts
    2,527
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
    I like the way this looks nice job FRpax...
    Thanks!

    Many people think that I need to add fenders. Then I point out that I live in the Phoenix area of Arizona...

  13. #11038
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Anaheim/ Disneyland!
    My Bikes
    78 or 79 raleigh competition 80's? Gitane grand sport
    Posts
    503
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)


    '78 Raleigh Competition

    I live in Southern California but i still think i need some fenders. I figured especially since summer is coming up it could wait. However it seems that with daylight savings, everyones sprinklers started to turn on at 7 when i leave for work, instead of at 8 when i get to work. And i mean EVERYONE! it sucks there are huge gutters full of nasty water everywhere! And there is an underpass that is the fastest route to work that is infested with pigeons, so it is COVERED thick with bird poo.

    my point being, its not only fresh fallen rain that fenders protect you from. something i am learning the hard way lol.
    https://sundaybikeride.wordpress.com/

  14. #11039
    Seņor Member cali_axela's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    Tommaso Superleggera, BAMF Piledriver (fixed commuter), Santa Cruz Superlight
    Posts
    312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is the exact reason I leave the fenders on my commuter year-round now, too. Lots of nasty sprinkler water puddles and rivers all along my preferred route. It's nice to not worry about kicking up a dirty water tail on my back anymore.

  15. #11040
    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tempe, AZ
    My Bikes
    1987 Basso Gap; 1987 Specialized Sirrus; 1990 Miyata 721A
    Posts
    2,527
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I did have fenders on my Trek at one time, but they constant rattling of pebbles being picked up by my tires was more than I could bear.
    I do have the occasional sprinkler river to deal with, but so many homes & businesses here have "desert landscaping", so I really do not have much water to deal with ever. Besides, where I live, people have their sprinklers run VERY early. Like 4~5 AM early. When the sun comes up and it's 100F by 8AM, if you water your lawn then, you'll fry the grass dead!
    I still have the fenders for if ever I feel the need to put them back on.

  16. #11041
    Senior Member megalowmatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    North County San Diego
    Posts
    1,534
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by monegronio View Post
    megalowmatt, what's the bag brand you have on the handlebar? Looks great with your nice Bianchi!
    Sorry - just saw this. It's from Out Your Back Door. The guy makes them out of army surplus bags.

  17. #11042
    Senior Member Notso_fastLane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Medford, OR
    My Bikes
    Kona MTN bike, Bent TW Elegance
    Posts
    686
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  18. #11043
    Let's Ride! RidingMatthew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    My Bikes
    --07 Scott S40 Speedster --2010 Jamis 650b1-- 2012 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Posts
    689
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post
    Thanks!

    Many people think that I need to add fenders. Then I point out that I live in the Phoenix area of Arizona...
    i would imagine fenders would be a tad bit unnecessary in Phoenix. You probably need shade more! haha
    "We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it." Abraham Lincoln

  19. #11044
    bill nyecycles the sci guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Houston TX
    Posts
    1,167
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    First commute to school today. 12 miles round trip. Taking baby steps. Driving half way, then biking the remainder to school. Then back to my car in the afternoon.
    The Topeak MTX rack system is great. So simple to get on and off, and it holds quite a lot - my work clothes, papers/folders, lunch, and basically a lot of empty space since I don't need to bring much else! Loving it.
    Looking forward to riding the rest of the week (and school year if weather permits)

  20. #11045
    Senior Member AusTexMurf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    South Austin, Texas
    My Bikes
    2010 Origin8 CX700, 2003 Cannondale Backroads Cross Country, 1997 Trek mtn steel frame converted commuter/tourer, 1983 Univega Sportour, 2010 Surly LHT, Others...
    Posts
    615
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post
    Updated pics of the 790








    Very sensible setup. I really like what you do with your old 790.

  21. #11046
    Senior Member AusTexMurf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    South Austin, Texas
    My Bikes
    2010 Origin8 CX700, 2003 Cannondale Backroads Cross Country, 1997 Trek mtn steel frame converted commuter/tourer, 1983 Univega Sportour, 2010 Surly LHT, Others...
    Posts
    615
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PennyTheDog View Post
    My weekend commuter. This is my first year with the trail-a-bike in between the bike and trailer like that, but it rides pretty well. Strong wind can make it a much less pleasant experience though!
    photo.jpg
    I use a similar setup, at times. Did so today. Pulls best w/ old mtn bike commuter, then trailabike, then double chariot, for us.
    Long rig.
    Fun haul.
    Last edited by AusTexMurf; 05-01-13 at 01:07 AM.

  22. #11047
    Senior Member SpeshulEd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Peoria, AZ
    Posts
    3,389
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rode the bike to work today...the weather was perfect, but I'm kind of dreading 95+ degrees it'll be on the way home this evening.

    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

  23. #11048
    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tempe, AZ
    My Bikes
    1987 Basso Gap; 1987 Specialized Sirrus; 1990 Miyata 721A
    Posts
    2,527
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AusTexMurf View Post
    Very sensible setup. I really like what you do with your old 790.
    Thank you!

    I haven't used the front rack yet, but dang it looks SO cool!

  24. #11049
    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tempe, AZ
    My Bikes
    1987 Basso Gap; 1987 Specialized Sirrus; 1990 Miyata 721A
    Posts
    2,527
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Rode the bike to work today...the weather was perfect, but I'm kind of dreading 95+ degrees it'll be on the way home this evening.

    At least the heat is on the way home! I hate commuting TO work in the hot stuff... don't really care about the ride home.

  25. #11050
    Senior Member SpeshulEd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Peoria, AZ
    Posts
    3,389
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The heat actually wasn't that bad. The wind helped. Luckily I didn't have much of a head wind except for the last few miles. I just tried to stay hydrated.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •