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Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,280
Posted By Arvadaman

Being a fellow Clydesdale, I agree with jefnvk. ...

Being a fellow Clydesdale, I agree with jefnvk. Start with a rigid, high quality steel 90s mtb. They are exceptionally rugged and have strong 36-hole, 26 inch wheels. Slap on some 26x1.95 smooth...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,083
Posted By Arvadaman

Did I need to buy an LHT frame? No. I did...

Did I need to buy an LHT frame? No.

I did it to satisfy my curiosity as to how much different the rigid MTB and the LHT ride was. I wanted to
feel for myself how it compares to how others...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,083
Posted By Arvadaman

The Surly LHT is the only bike I would buy new...

The Surly LHT is the only bike I would buy new given my love of early 90s rigid steel MTBs.

i bought a 26-inch wheel frame last year as my new bike. Built it up with wheels and components...
Forum: Touring
03-28-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,083
Posted By Arvadaman

The Surly LHT is the only bike I would buy new...

The Surly LHT is the only bike I would buy new given my love of early 90s rigid steel MTBs.

i bought a 26-inch wheel frame last year as my new bike. Built it up with wheels and components...
Forum: Touring
03-26-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,083
Posted By Arvadaman

I am also sure the Minneapolis area has a bicycle...

I am also sure the Minneapolis area has a bicycle collective or two that you might be able check out to find a frame to build on.
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,083
Posted By Arvadaman

Selected early to mid 1990s, upper end MTBs are...

Selected early to mid 1990s, upper end MTBs are threadless. I have a couple Trek 930s and a Marin Pine Mountain that are threadless. I buy them at thrift stores and swap out the cruddy...
Forum: Touring
09-08-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,363
Posted By Arvadaman

I like Trek bicycles a lot. I have several of...

I like Trek bicycles a lot. I have several of their older mountain bikes. They make great bikes.

I just bought a LHT and I am putting it together from components in my parts bin. I bought a LHT...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,816
Posted By Arvadaman

In the same vein, you might suggest she do some...

In the same vein, you might suggest she do some shakedown rides and S24Os. To test her equipment ahead of time as well.
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,816
Posted By Arvadaman

This may have been mentioned above but how about...

This may have been mentioned above but how about making sure she has a good, solid, bicycle repair class before she goes. It would help ease your mind a little if you know she has some skills to...
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,807
Posted By Arvadaman

Here is a little inspirational reading material. ...

Here is a little inspirational reading material.

https://tomsbiketrip.com/how-far-can-you-go-on-a-scrapyard-touring-bike/
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,807
Posted By Arvadaman

Model and a picture would be helpful.

Model and a picture would be helpful.
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,912
Posted By Arvadaman

Listen to Kevin. Follow his advice. ...

Listen to Kevin.

Follow his advice.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q5J-ft3RXRU
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,227
Posted By Arvadaman

I set mine up in the normal position that you...

I set mine up in the normal position that you had in the first picture. I tip mine up 10 - 15 degrees from horizontal in the front. Similar to slope I like my bar ends as mentioned earlier.

I...
03-03-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,707
Posted By Arvadaman

If you have a question about a specific series...

If you have a question about a specific series and year, you can download the catalog from the brochures section on that site.
03-03-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,707
Posted By Arvadaman

Trek Bike Models by Year and Color...

Trek Bike Models by Year and Color (http://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm)
Forum: Touring
02-25-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,762
Posted By Arvadaman

I like her Ravn. My kind of bicycle.

I like her Ravn. My kind of bicycle.
09-12-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,859
Posted By Arvadaman

I would not consider upgrading a 26 wheel MTB as...

I would not consider upgrading a 26 wheel MTB as a mistake or a bad idea. If it is what you enjoy riding, do what you want.

I ride old, 1990s rehabbed 26 MTBs all the time. They are...
05-20-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,650
Posted By Arvadaman

+1 to riding regularly and having fun. Do...

+1 to riding regularly and having fun.

Do not stress out too much about what to wear or how far you go each ride.

Get out and ride as often as you can and do rides you enjoy. Ride like you did...
05-07-18, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By Arvadaman

This is the route I went for building a cruiser...

This is the route I went for building a cruiser bike for my wife.

Kent's Bike Blog: The Speed Cruiser Manifesto (http://kentsbike.blogspot.com/2008/06/speed-cruiser-manifesto.html?m=1)

Here is...
05-06-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Arvadaman

Also, stay away from 700c wheel bikes for the...

Also, stay away from 700c wheel bikes for the time being. Stick with 26 wheels at his weight.

My weight is the same as his. I broke spokes in a 700c wheel two weeks ago. In my 26 wheeled...
05-06-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Arvadaman

For that low of a budget, used would be your best...

For that low of a budget, used would be your best bet. I would look for mid to upper end, early 90s, rigid mountain bike.

If you know what to look for in a quality bike and can recognize one in...
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 04:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,845
Posted By Arvadaman

This is how I would go....... ...

This is how I would go.......

https://www.cycleblaze.com/journals/slowroad/i-built-her-a-bike/
Forum: Touring
04-01-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,376
Posted By Arvadaman

Oops! Triple triangle. That is embarrassing!

Oops! Triple triangle. That is embarrassing!
Forum: Touring
04-01-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,376
Posted By Arvadaman

Papa, Nice GT! I really like the old double...

Papa,

Nice GT! I really like the old double triangle frames from the 90s.
Forum: Touring
01-08-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By Arvadaman

As usual, Sheldon Brown has the answer. ...

As usual, Sheldon Brown has the answer.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vo7RJqaUdhg
Forum: Touring
12-31-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,233
Posted By Arvadaman

I agree with several earlier posters. Lower your...

I agree with several earlier posters. Lower your crankset up front.
Forum: Touring
12-04-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,464
Posted By Arvadaman

Sheldon Brown has a page with rear derailleur...

Sheldon Brown has a page with rear derailleur cage length measurements.

Bicycle Rear Derailleurs from Harris Cyclery (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/derailers-rear.html)
Forum: Touring
11-29-17, 03:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,521
Posted By Arvadaman

I like 26 inch wheels also. It really limits...

I like 26 inch wheels also. It really limits your options for a new bike.

I have come to the conclusion that I am either sticking with MTB conversions or building a Surly 26" wheel LHT frame...
Forum: Touring
11-28-17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,521
Posted By Arvadaman

I agree with saddlesores. Why not put a pair...

I agree with saddlesores.

Why not put a pair of trekking bars on the MTB and rebuild the wheels with higher quality rims?
Forum: Touring
11-14-17, 05:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,766
Posted By Arvadaman

I vote that you go ahead and customize it to your...

I vote that you go ahead and customize it to your liking with new parts.

As was stated before, put the old parts in a box.

If you ever decide to part with it, restore it to original.

I...
Forum: Touring
10-12-17, 09:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,250
Posted By Arvadaman

The Novara Safari was previously setup with...

The Novara Safari was previously setup with trekking bars and grip shifters. You might be able to consider that as a possible setup.
Forum: Touring
10-07-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By Arvadaman

Nice buy! I love the 90's Trek 800 and 900...

Nice buy! I love the 90's Trek 800 and 900 series bikes.
Forum: Touring
10-06-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,143
Posted By Arvadaman

1-1/8" threaded is a pain. You can raise the...

1-1/8" threaded is a pain.

You can raise the bars by changing the fork as mentioned above. Some people cannot stomach that cost.

You could look for a GT high rise stem.

You can go with a...
Forum: Touring
10-06-17, 03:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,143
Posted By Arvadaman

If you decide to go with the Borrego and it is a...

If you decide to go with the Borrego and it is a threadless stem, you might take a look at the Ergotec High Charisma stem. Something like that would get the handlebar much higher.

Not sure where...
Forum: Touring
10-05-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,143
Posted By Arvadaman

I think the geometry is pretty comparable in the...

I think the geometry is pretty comparable in the same size. The difference is the stem, tube materials, and grade of components.

I looked at the 1993 GT catalog on Retrobike and overlayed the...
Forum: Touring
10-05-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,143
Posted By Arvadaman

Conversion of 90s mountain bikes for touring...

Conversion of 90s mountain bikes for touring presents some interesting challenges.

Generally, the better quality frames have more aggressive geometries. The chainstays get shorter and the rise...
Forum: Touring
09-15-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,414
Posted By Arvadaman

If you look at Brittany, you could take a look at...

If you look at Brittany, you could take a look at these guys.

http://www.bretonbikes.com/
Forum: Touring
09-01-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,431
Posted By Arvadaman

Maybe a 1993 Advance? Hard to tell without more...

Maybe a 1993 Advance? Hard to tell without more details.
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

What I am getting at is that you have somewhat...

What I am getting at is that you have somewhat low gears as the bike is currently geared.

Lower than the Trek 520 that was made in 1998, oddly enough.

Some people are ok with gears in the...
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

As the gearing stands right now, your bike with...

As the gearing stands right now, your bike with the 48/38/28 front and the 14-28 rear, it has a low of 25.8 GI and a high of 88.3 GI.

For comparison, the Trek 520 from 1988 came with a 50/44/28...
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

Before you do anything to the gearing of the...

Before you do anything to the gearing of the bike, you should ride it a little while.

With the tune up, see how the bike handles and see if the gears work for you as is.

Once you have a little...
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 03:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

The other option is to go from the stock 48-38-28...

The other option is to go from the stock 48-38-28 down to a 42-32-22 on the front if you find that the stock gearing is too high.

I have lots of hills where I live and have done this on a number...
Forum: Touring
08-28-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

Agreed. I like to do my own work. I have a...

Agreed. I like to do my own work. I have a vested interest that it is done the way I want it. On the hand, I only have myself to blame.

I also do not feel I need the latest and greatest so it...
Forum: Touring
08-28-17, 05:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

Whenever I bought an MTB to do a touring...

Whenever I bought an MTB to do a touring conversion, I always assumed I was only buying the frame and fork. If I could reuse any of the other parts, that was a plus.

After returning to cycling...
Forum: Touring
08-25-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

Before you get a new wheel, try putting some...

Before you get a new wheel, try putting some lube into the rear hub. Sounds like the prawls in the hub may be sticking or are gummed up. Lube the hub and see if they begin to work again. The...
Forum: Touring
08-23-17, 03:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

Yep. Budget is always a factor for me. Take...

Yep. Budget is always a factor for me.

Take your time and spread the purchases out over time.

Handlebar wrap is expensive so I do not use it on my trekking handlebars.
I go to Home Depot and...
Forum: Touring
08-22-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,822
Posted By Arvadaman

For my conversions, I like to use Dimension or...

For my conversions, I like to use Dimension or Velo Orange quill stem adapters if it is a 1" stem.

If it is 1-1/8", I use Sunlite 2-bolt quill stems with removable faceplates.

I also like...
Forum: Touring
08-21-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,431
Posted By Arvadaman

If you are looking to do an MTB conversion or for...

If you are looking to do an MTB conversion or for a tourer, this is not a good candidate. This is a pure road bike.
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,405
Posted By Arvadaman

You could also consider the Eastern Express and...

You could also consider the Eastern Express and Western Express as possible modifications.
Forum: Touring
08-17-17, 03:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,431
Posted By Arvadaman

My guess is a 1992. Good, solid bike. I have a...

My guess is a 1992. Good, solid bike. I have a 1990 version. The bad thing about the comp model is that it has no rack mounts on the seat stays. I had to use p-clamps to put a rear rack on mine....
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