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09-26-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By The_Joe

Riding most half of this with a group could be a...

Riding most half of this with a group could be a big help. Stay in someone's draft and save some energy. Periodic stopping and snacking is always a big help.

When I did my first metric century...
09-24-20, 02:00 AM
09-23-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By The_Joe

I've had luck with a little angled dental pick....

I've had luck with a little angled dental pick. You can grab a cheap set for a few bucks at Harbor Freight.

You also might want to check out this video. RJ does a better job of navigating the...
09-18-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,074
Posted By The_Joe

You could also try to swing by a local bike co-op...

You could also try to swing by a local bike co-op if there are any in your area that are open through the pandemic. They likely have a bucket load of orphan spindles.
09-06-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,997
Posted By The_Joe

He's not too kind in his listing for this Vitus...

He's not too kind in his listing for this Vitus frame either. The pandemic must really be getting to some people. :crash:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114391022312
08-25-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By The_Joe

This is a great idea to get you prepped for any...

This is a great idea to get you prepped for any bike maintenance you may need to do on your own.

If I may offer a bit of advice from experience:
All bikes are not made equal. While the processes...
08-19-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By The_Joe

Right. That's important. Cassette....

Right. That's important.

Cassette. Currently a 7 speed, haven't checked if an 8 would fit yet.
08-19-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By The_Joe

ISO mid 90s 26" mtb wheels. Rim brakes. ...

ISO mid 90s 26" mtb wheels. Rim brakes.

Please and thank you.
08-14-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By The_Joe

I, too, once found a Matterhorn thrown away....

I, too, once found a Matterhorn thrown away. There is probably a very unpopular build thread on it here. I chopped the bars, added a vintage import leather saddle and converted it to a 1x drive...
08-14-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By The_Joe

Great news! Happy to have been a modicum of...

Great news! Happy to have been a modicum of assistance. I saw your other post about your growing collection of wheels now. Haha.

If cycling, especially c&v is going to be a thing for you, I'd...
08-13-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By The_Joe

Something tells me "nipple grip" may not be the...

Something tells me "nipple grip" may not be the best subject to Google while on a work server.
08-12-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By The_Joe

Get back to me whenever. I'm a big fan of the...

Get back to me whenever. I'm a big fan of the entire Cyclone line so you might find those work well for you. "era appropriate" aside they're quality hubs.

Re-reading my previous post I...
08-12-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By The_Joe

Here are some pictures. The hub is actually an...

Here are some pictures. The hub is actually an MA-2 so you lose that anodized look. If you are interested I'll find a box and get you a quote. Not sure what that cost would be vs the price of those...
08-12-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By The_Joe

I am almost sure I have an RX100 rear hub that...

I am almost sure I have an RX100 rear hub that I'm not using. It may also even be laced to an MA-40 but I'll have to check. I can let you know in the morning and if you're interested you can just pay...
07-26-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By The_Joe

Thank you both for such great information. I do...

Thank you both for such great information. I do think It'll be a good idea to get an understanding of where my active heart rate sits and how quickly it recovers from heavy work. Your responses were...
07-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By The_Joe

My wife got me a set of Otium wireless earbuds a...

My wife got me a set of Otium wireless earbuds a few years back and they've served me very well. You can search the brand in Amazon and they'll likely be the first result. Inexpensive, good sound....
07-25-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By The_Joe

HRM or smart watch?

Hello all,
I'm hoping you can make some suggestions for me. Here's my quick story-
Climbing is not a strength of mine. I don't shy away from hills but I do struggle. I notice my heart rate...
07-25-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,677
Posted By The_Joe

Here's a live video of my old band Hootsie. I'm...

Here's a live video of my old band Hootsie. I'm on the drums.

https://youtu.be/kFp5uavT4AA
07-23-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,537
Posted By The_Joe

I was just about to post how Chapman doesn't seem...

I was just about to post how Chapman doesn't seem to get much attention. His bikes are beautiful, I've had the opportunity to see them up close. He's also a very good Instagram follow if you're into...
07-18-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,882
Posted By The_Joe

PM coming w/ seat post questions.

PM coming w/ seat post questions.
07-11-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By The_Joe

Sorry to hear about your bike! Have you...

Sorry to hear about your bike!
Have you considered a hardtail mountain bike conversion? Might help stay in your budget since you'd only need to swap a few parts over.
07-10-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By The_Joe

All good info mentioned above. You'll likely...

All good info mentioned above. You'll likely (definitely?) need a new rear wheel as your 7 speed freehub will be a bit too short for a 10 speed cassette.
07-09-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By The_Joe

​​​​​​Thanks. For some reason that link won't...

​​​​​​Thanks.
For some reason that link won't open. If it's the Bikepro page about the hubs, I've seen it. I'm looking for more user experience for how/if these fail and where/if parts can be had...
07-08-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By The_Joe

Any info on Pulstar hubs?

I've been searching for a set of period correct wheels for my mtb conversion. These caught my eye and the price seems right. Are any of you familiar with them? It seems that they might need an...
07-03-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By The_Joe

ISO: Silver 27mm seatpost for early 90s mtb.

ISO: Silver 27mm seatpost for early 90s mtb.
07-02-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,165
Posted By The_Joe

Not to pile on with more of the same here, but my...

Not to pile on with more of the same here, but my first build ever was also an old Peugeot. When I started it I had no idea how to assemble bikes and definitely didn't know there was such a thing as...
07-01-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By The_Joe

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20200629_120841_0187346b5d6a7a7173c4ec372996f821f3484eb4.jpg...
07-01-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By The_Joe

Campy/Suntour/Dia Compe parts

NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Tearing down my beloved bike after realizing it is too small for me. A few more parts may be for sale shortly. The crankset is probably in the "worst" condition. The rest look...
06-29-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,490
Posted By The_Joe

As someone who drinks craft beer, has a beard,...

As someone who drinks craft beer, has a beard, wears skinny jeans, and owns many flannel shirts, I must say: I hate this. I think I might hate that BMX style stem the most though.
06-16-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7,103
Views: 2,728,011
Posted By The_Joe

My Marin project in almost it's final form. Set...

My Marin project in almost it's final form. Set up as a 1x7. Carried me along a comfortable 25 miles for her inaugural ride this past weekend. ...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By The_Joe

Look into the Erie Canal towpath. It's not...

Look into the Erie Canal towpath. It's not consistently paved but can be for miles at a time. When not laced it's pretty tight gravel that narrow tires still take pretty well to. I haven't ever...
06-08-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By The_Joe

​ ​Thank you!


​Thank you!
06-08-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By The_Joe

Look for a decent 26" wheeler for a drop bar...

Look for a decent 26" wheeler for a drop bar conversion. No disc brakes. 7 or 8 speed would work. I am located in Rochester, NY if locality benefits anyone.

Have to trade-
Tri color hubs laced...
05-19-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,842
Posted By The_Joe

I'm SO happy to see this thread. In the process...

I'm SO happy to see this thread. In the process of commuterizing an old Marin and have been curious what everyone is riding and for what purpose. I'll be mostly on pavement or hardpack. I may be in a...
05-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,443
Posted By The_Joe

Is there any special technique when brushing? I'd...

Is there any special technique when brushing? I'd worry that it leaves brush strokes behind rather than laying flat. Any paint suggestions i.e. brand, series? Thanks.
05-18-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By The_Joe

Looking for something very specific. Need...

Looking for something very specific.

Need an 1 1/8" quill stem with a 31.8" clamp. Black. With a 30-45 degree rise. Length of about 90mm would be great. Oh, and a removable faceplate.

Can...
05-14-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,803
Posted By The_Joe

This Motobecane Nomade was my gateway. I had just...

This Motobecane Nomade was my gateway. I had just moved to Toronto and saw it sitting outside a vintage shop. My aunt had a Moto from when she was in college so I'd always wanted one too.
I rode...
05-10-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By The_Joe

Here is a link to that crankset. It lists the...

Here is a link to that crankset. It lists the recommended length and taper. This is where I would start. Generally the crank dictates the spindle length, not the bike. Of course, depending on how...
01-08-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 55,980
Posted By The_Joe

One of the greatest bass amps ever created. Worth...

One of the greatest bass amps ever created. Worth repairing at the price you paid.
11-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,871
Posted By The_Joe

I have had good experiences with both Tifosi and...

I have had good experiences with both Tifosi and Goodr. I have also had very bad lick with losing sunglasses both on and off the bike. So ~$50 is about where I max out on a glasses investment.
...
09-20-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,497
Posted By The_Joe

I use Newbaums tape or the old Benotto style...

I use Newbaums tape or the old Benotto style ribbon on my bikes. I did just stumble upon this cloth tape that I'm looking for a reason to use.
...
09-17-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By The_Joe

Thank you for your feedback. I've been 155 my...

Thank you for your feedback. I've been 155 my entire adult life so you and I should have similar results. This has become my saddle of choice because of its comfort but it's the first modern saddle...
09-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By The_Joe

Stilly saddle adjustment.

How am I supposed to adjust this saddle if the "stop" marks are only as far apart at the clamp? Is the edge of the clamp not my reference point?

Saddle is a Selle Italia on a random post from the...
09-09-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By The_Joe

For me it's left hand for the front, right hand...

For me it's left hand for the front, right hand for the rear.

I don't double shift, I just drop from the big ring to the small ring and take it lower from there. Probably not the way I'm supposed...
08-25-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,953
Views: 365,968
Posted By The_Joe

ISO: right side only bar end shifter. Friction...

ISO: right side only bar end shifter. Friction with enough movement for 7 speed.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By The_Joe

In Philly I recently facilitated a sale of the...

In Philly I recently facilitated a sale of the same model, slightly worse cosmetic condition for $125. It was recently tuned with a Brooks saddle.
08-12-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By The_Joe

I'll try and remember to bring my calipers home...

I'll try and remember to bring my calipers home from work today and check the stem.

After sleeping on it I'm thinking there may be very little I change about this bike right away. It functions...
08-12-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By The_Joe

Thanks for the help. Pretty sure it's a 1" stem....

Thanks for the help. Pretty sure it's a 1" stem. Ideally I'll keep the stock stem since it has the guides and pulleys for the brake cable. It also matches the fork. I have a long torso and generally...
08-11-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By The_Joe

I should have specified that this crankset is...

I should have specified that this crankset is real cheap and the three rings are riveted together. I suppose I could just keep it all on there, clean it up, and so the handle bar swap. No harm in...
08-11-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By The_Joe

First MTB conversion. Advice and recommendations needed.

I just picked up a 1994 Marin Muirwood mountain bike that I'm hoping to convert to more of a utility rider. The plan is to put some slicker tires on it, bull horns, rack, fenders, and ditch the front...
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