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04-30-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,498
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I live outside of Columbus, SW of the city and...

I live outside of Columbus, SW of the city and right on the Ohio to Erie Trail. I recommend getting David McCullough's Wright Brothers Biography on audiobook and riding the flat and smooth trail west...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I am 65, 275-285 lbs and ride about 5000 miles...

I am 65, 275-285 lbs and ride about 5000 miles a year. I used to have TONS of problems with spokes and wheels coming out of true until I found these bombproof monsters.

I have a rim brake set...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

those are dope, never seen them before. In some...

those are dope, never seen them before. In some ways these would be better than a handlebar bag....
12-31-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

For 2019, I set and achieved the goal of 5000...

For 2019, I set and achieved the goal of 5000 miles. This was more than twice what Ive ever done in a year, so it seemed a year ago to be a stretch goal that I couldnt reasonably expect to reach....
12-26-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Good luck! My kiddo is young but I cannot wait...

Good luck! My kiddo is young but I cannot wait till he is old enough to join me on rides/tours.
12-26-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Thanks!

Thanks!
12-20-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

biking across the US would be more fun 😉

biking across the US would be more fun 😉
12-20-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

62 cm, We have gotten acquainted on my long...

62 cm, We have gotten acquainted on my long commute (30 miles rt) over the last few weeks and I love it. The steel frame eats up road chatter so the ride is very smooth. I plan on doing a short tour...
12-14-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Trekking bars too narrow

Im very broad-chested with long arms, about 65, 280. Recently, I bought a Surly LHT to replace my aluminum city bike and switched it over to trekking (butterfly) bars for extra hand positions. I...
12-12-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

It was totally worth the drive. What a wonderful...

It was totally worth the drive. What a wonderful bike! Here it is after I built it up to my preferences:...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-01-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 106,555
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I live in the western suburbs of Columbus but...

I live in the western suburbs of Columbus but bike into my office on the Oval (I work at OSU)
11-28-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Update: A week ago, I did end up driving 11 hours...

Update: A week ago, I did end up driving 11 hours roundtrip to get the 62cm LHT. I dont regret it at all because this could be my commuting/touring bike for the next 20 years.

The guy I bought it...
11-14-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

It currently has size 40 Schwalbe marathon tires,...

It currently has size 40 Schwalbe marathon tires, I run 35 Schwalbe marathons on my current bike and they are bombproof. I may try something a little lighter, but I think those are pretty terrific...
11-14-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Ive never even seen one of those things before....

Ive never even seen one of those things before. I figured I would be taking it off with the saddle in exchange for a trusted Brooks saddle. I kind of worried that the thud buster contraption...
11-14-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

This is the affirmative nudge I was looking for!...

This is the affirmative nudge I was looking for! I knew I wasn't the only crazy person!
11-14-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I am not sure what latent defect would come up...

I am not sure what latent defect would come up later that I would not notice on the initial inspection and test ride. Perhaps you can offer some inspection tips?

The need for a thorough inspection...
11-14-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I see your point and appreciate you taking the...

I see your point and appreciate you taking the time to share it. This used bike is less than 1/2 the cost of a new one and I like the idea of having a used bike that is still in great condition...
11-14-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

How far would you drive to purchase your dream bike?

I’ve been searching the used market for a 62 CM surly long haul trucker in good condition for about two years with very little success. This week, I noticed one posted that I just have to have and...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I love the OTET. I did the whole thing over 5...

I love the OTET. I did the whole thing over 5 days in June. I wrote up a bit about it in the Great Lakes regional subforum (https://www.bikeforums.net/great-lakes/1138375-ohio-erie-trail-2.html).
...
11-03-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Super Clyde 5000 mile year goal... almost there!

I am very close to achieving a mileage goal I set for 2019 that seemed impossible to me at the time.

Ive always enjoyed bicycles and had a decent Trek hybrid for many years but last summer...
10-18-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,264
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I picked up my red 5 Century shirt. Love it.

I picked up my red 5 Century shirt. Love it.
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I was thinking about the same question as the OP...

I was thinking about the same question as the OP myself and after reading the thread, I found the comments helpful but hard to visualize how to do this systemically.

Perhaps what we need is a case...
08-28-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,969
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

+1... this works!

+1... this works!
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,764
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

The stories some people make up to avoid cycling...

The stories some people make up to avoid cycling through boringly flat and neverending Kansas... 😂🤣😂

But seriously, good luck mate. Hope you soon arrive safely in Colorado, the land of happy...
08-16-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,731
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I am 65, 325lbs and use these wheels with...

I am 65, 325lbs and use these wheels with 70035c Schwalbe marathon plus rubber with no problems. Ive covered about 1800 miles since June 1 without a single issue with spokes or a single flat. You...
08-06-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,263
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

II rode 100 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday. It was...

II rode 100 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday. It was a lovely weekend for riding and an all-around awesome event.

How did your first Century go?

http://pelotonia.org/jeremiesmith
08-06-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,731
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I am about your size and ride 3-5 thousand miles...

I am about your size and ride 3-5 thousand miles per year. I have had good luck with these inexpensive disc clyde wheels, which come assembled and are perfectly true right out of the box. You can...
07-11-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,382
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

This is exactly what I needed. Picked some up at...

This is exactly what I needed. Picked some up at the LBS then rode 40 miles without even a millimeter of slippage. Thanks to all that weighed in!
Forum: Great Lakes
07-10-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,300
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Yes, I did. I meant to provide an update but...

Yes, I did. I meant to provide an update but forgot. My mate and I departed Edgewater Park in Cleveland on the morning of June 1 and finished in downtown Cincinatti around lunchtime on June 5. It was...
07-10-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,382
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

The sliding seat post....

Hello, I am 6'5", 315 lb and ride about 200 miles a week. Now that I have really strong 36 spoke wheels (no broken spokes in 2000 miles since April!), my only major problem is a seat post that slides...
Forum: For Sale
07-10-19, 07:42 AM
Forum: Great Lakes
05-16-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,300
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I also live in Columbus and will be doing the...

I also live in Columbus and will be doing the entire Ohio to Erie trail (Cleveland to Cinci), starting on June 1. I will give an update on conditions after I finish it for others hoping to do it...
02-16-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,644
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

This.

This.
08-22-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,494
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

This is truth here... I was that guy myself.

This is truth here... I was that guy myself.
08-22-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Thanks for the input everyone!

Thanks for the input everyone!
08-22-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,411
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

I second this suggestion. Also, set yourself a...

I second this suggestion. Also, set yourself a reminder to come back with an update in a few months. Others could learn from your experience...
08-22-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,733
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

i am 65 with a long torso and have not found a...

i am 65 with a long torso and have not found a jersey yet that is long enough...
08-22-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,093
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Since we have several LHT Clydes here, did you...

Since we have several LHT Clydes here, did you find the stock wheels held up well or did you have to get custom wheels made? I Am 65, 325 lbs and considering buying a disc LHT
06-30-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Wheel solution for new hybrid

I am preparing for an upcoming charity bike ride (Pelotonia) and recently got a new bicycle. I am 64 and 320 pounds. Despite my size ,I am very athletic, having played football and basketball...
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