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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-12-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Erik_A
There is about to be more gravel to ride...

Cash-Strapped Towns Are Un-Paving Roads They Canít Afford to Fix

https://www.wired.com/2016/07/cash-strapped-towns-un-paving-roads-cant-afford-fix/
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,816
Posted By Erik_A
What does the 1st "S" in the serial number mean? ...

What does the 1st "S" in the serial number mean? Is it confirmed made in the USA?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,816
Posted By Erik_A
if there is a code on the head badge, I can't...

if there is a code on the head badge, I can't find it. I put 700c wheels with 35c tires and the brake pads fit great with minimal adjustment.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-07-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,816
Posted By Erik_A
There is nothing stamped on the head-badge that I...

There is nothing stamped on the head-badge that I can see, just says "Schwinn Chicago".
The serial number on the BB is: SF409647
Thanks!

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,816
Posted By Erik_A
Will do - I wonder if it is one of these...

Will do -

I wonder if it is one of these 1983 models, Super LeTour maybe?

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/k4drd/Bicycles/Schwinn%20Publ%20Pages/1983LightweightSpecifications_zps024670ec.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-16, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,816
Posted By Erik_A
Which model Schwinn is this?

A LeTour maybe? It has double butted 4130 tubes; 27" wheels and a Suntour RT 1000 rear derailleur (not sure if original).

I bought it as a commuter, and was curious about the history, model, and...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 03-24-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By Erik_A
I'd go with the WTB Nano instead, great tire: ...

I'd go with the WTB Nano instead, great tire:
Monster Cross It: WTB?s Nano 40c Tire | The Radavist (http://theradavist.com/2014/05/monster-cross-wtbs-nano-40c-tire/#1)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-22-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Erik_A
Thanks! I may just try to file down the flange...

Thanks! I may just try to file down the flange so that they are smaller.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-22-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Erik_A
Can I use these Truing Stand Adapters - to convert wheel to QR (for riding)?

Can I use UDG Truing Stand Adapters - to convert wheel to QR (for riding)? Will they catch the bearings in this wheelset?

Sun Ringle Inferno 27.5" Wheelset
Sun Ringle Inferno 27.5" Wheelset OE >...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-21-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Erik_A
Thanks - I have the 5700 shifters already.

Thanks - I have the 5700 shifters already.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-21-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Erik_A
The highest total amount of spring tension that...

The highest total amount of spring tension that would prevent chain slap and dropped chains.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-21-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Erik_A
Which Shimano (10s comp.) road rear derailleur has the highest spring tension

What is the model of Shimano 10s road rear derailleur with highest spring tension, that also fits a 11-32 cassette un-officially (with normal, longer non-Campy derailleur hangers)?

I am done with...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 02-21-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By Erik_A
Which model seat-rail mounted rack / bag support

Anyone know what brand/ model is this rear bag mount - to seat rails?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/phofos/24951211011/

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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-20-16, 09:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By Erik_A
Bike List showing XXL frames / with reach and stack measurements

Some great resources here:

List of XXL XXXL Bikes for Tall Cyclists: 62, 63, 64cm+ | CyclingAbout (http://www.cyclingabout.com/list-of-xxl-xxxl-bikes-for-tall-cyclists-62-63-64cm/)

List of XXL...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-16-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,502
Posted By Erik_A
Thanks, now that makes sense: MATH!

Thanks, now that makes sense: MATH!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-16-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,502
Posted By Erik_A
My fork has the "B" stamp

My fork has the "B" stamp
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-16-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,502
Posted By Erik_A
Thanks, no the new seat has not been set yet.

Thanks, no the new seat has not been set yet.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-16-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,502
Posted By Erik_A
What is strange is that if they kept the same...

What is strange is that if they kept the same seat-tube angle and head-tube angle (as in the 23" geometry diagram), but extended the seat-tupe length from 23" to 25" than the top-tube would need to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-15-16, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,502
Posted By Erik_A
Thanks - yes, I measured the top-tube and the 25"...

Thanks - yes, I measured the top-tube and the 25" was also 57cm center to center. I will try it with the super long stem.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-15-16, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Erik_A
I found a 1980's Bianchi Randonneur in the...

I found a 1980's Bianchi Randonneur in the largest size 25", that I am building up. It is strange that it has such a short top-tube (57cm) for the 63" seat tube. I would have assumed it would have...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-15-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,502
Posted By Erik_A
I also found a Bianchi Randonneur in the largest...

I also found a Bianchi Randonneur in the largest size 25", that I am building up. It is strange that it has such a short top-tube (57cm) for the 63" seat tube. I would have assumed it would have a...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-16-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By Erik_A
Best all-around tires for the Salsa Fargo with carbon Firestarter fork

What tires do you recommend for all-around use on the Salsa Fargo with carbon Firestarter fork?

I ride the bike in all conditions, commuting, gravel grinders, and light single-track.

Currently...
Forum: Touring 07-11-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Erik_A
Thanks for all of the advice. I am planing on...

Thanks for all of the advice. I am planing on carrying about 50-60 lbs of gear in bikepacking frame, seat, and bar bags. Riding on everything but super-technical singletrack (mainly fire-roads and...
Forum: Touring 07-11-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Erik_A
Which drop-bar shifters (105 or Force) for long distance bikepacking / loaded touring

Which drop-bar shifters (and group) do you recommend for long distance bikepacking / loaded touring? Shimano 105 ST-5700 vs SRAM Force. I have the opportunity to get either group for about the same...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-26-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Erik_A
Josh Kato has a 5 mile plus/minus lead with 88...

Josh Kato has a 5 mile plus/minus lead with 88 miles to go. A pretty stellar finish is in store 8-10 hours from now!


Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread...
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