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01-09-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 29,653
Posted By puckett129

. These look interesting. Most of my bikes...

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These look interesting. Most of my bikes are running Shimergo setups either by use of a shiftmate, hubbub routing, or 11-speed campy shifters with 9-speed Shimano drivetrain. I've also got a...
02-19-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,096
Posted By puckett129

I like it! If it's got a 7speed rear cluster, you...

I like it! If it's got a 7speed rear cluster, you could always add integrated shifting later, if you so desire.
02-09-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,333
Posted By puckett129

I mostly ride early to mid-80's frames that have...

I mostly ride early to mid-80's frames that have been modernized in terms of components, so I understand the inclination for the type of project you're looking to do, however, I think [objectively]...
01-14-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By puckett129

Although I don't know, I'm sure someone does....

Although I don't know, I'm sure someone does. What I will tell you is that I never realized how cheap digital calipers like these were... <$10!!!
...
01-14-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 167,288
Posted By puckett129

Nishiki Riviera Sport Tourer

My [mostly] spare parts build from a random garage sale Nishiki Riviera ('85-86?) that cost me $10. Had to buy brakes, chainring guard, and 8 speed cassette. This is my first 1x bike; not having to...
02-08-17, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,535
Posted By puckett129

Thanks. I added a strap so that it's compliant...

Thanks. I added a strap so that it's compliant with the state's Vehicle and Traffic law, although I question the utility of strap in actually making it safer in the event of an accident. In the...
02-07-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,535
Posted By puckett129

DIY kid seat

My wife went out for a few hours the other day and as tends to happen with dads like me, I wanted to do something fun with the kid. I ended up strapping a kid's lawn chair to my Trek Transport and...
04-09-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,781
Posted By puckett129

Really cool. Nice save!

Really cool. Nice save!
04-02-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,112
Posted By puckett129

New Albion Homebrew fits the bill. I think they...

New Albion Homebrew fits the bill. I think they stopped making them, but looks like they're still available some places online.
...
03-31-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 167,288
Posted By puckett129

http://s19.postimg.org/ag9fsdvdf/photo2_253530.jpg...

http://s19.postimg.org/ag9fsdvdf/photo2_253530.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/omp6nm68f/full/)

Previous iteration of my Trek 630. Currently sporting drops and seeing less nature.
03-25-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,096
Posted By puckett129

I'd consider Shimergo with your current setup. 10...

I'd consider Shimergo with your current setup. 10 speed ergos from Ribble for less than $100.
09-04-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 78,993
Posted By puckett129

I am by no means an expert; I think it is. In my...

I am by no means an expert; I think it is. In my experience, IPA's tend to be hoppier though and can put you on yer ass pretty quick. Many of them also have a sort of citrusy taste (although that may...
09-04-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 78,993
Posted By puckett129

Unfiltered craft beers. IPA's and Pale Ales when...

Unfiltered craft beers. IPA's and Pale Ales when it's hot. Fall and Winter beers make me happy when it's not. So many good ones now... I just go and try something new every week.

Had Southern...
08-10-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,233
Posted By puckett129

I would not. If for nothing else, those brakes...

I would not. If for nothing else, those brakes are worth $. Sell the brakes on eBay and then buy a similar Lemond (or that one) with the money and have both!
07-30-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 4,079,974
Posted By puckett129

http://s19.postimg.org/n5f9lb1w3/gmc.jpg...

http://s19.postimg.org/n5f9lb1w3/gmc.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

Gmc bike (http://albany.craigslist.org/bik/5144194121.html)

Jmp on this!
07-27-15, 02:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,276
Posted By puckett129

This. And if you haven't picked up the...

This.

And if you haven't picked up the parts, don't forget to check Ribble. Between the favorable exchange rate and their already low prices, they can't be beat. Ultegra full group is $560 right...
07-17-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,676
Posted By puckett129

I have had a Surly Cross Check but ride mostly...

I have had a Surly Cross Check but ride mostly vintage bikes now. I have a Soma Smoothie too (another modern Steel road bike). Hard to compare the rides exactly, but my go to around town bike is...
07-09-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,884
Posted By puckett129

I just purchased a trailer and it should be here...

I just purchased a trailer and it should be here tomorrow. I have a (just turned) 1 year old that I have been waiting a year to get on the bike with me. I am a little apprehensive about this too. I...
07-05-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 44,575
Posted By puckett129

It's given me a whole new appreciation for the...

It's given me a whole new appreciation for the versatility of 80's sport/touring bikes and 80's Treks in general.
07-05-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 44,575
Posted By puckett129

It's a 1983 Trek 630 frame that I got off of...

It's a 1983 Trek 630 frame that I got off of E-bay. Originally looked like this...

http://s19.postimg.org/ndwonx903/trek_630.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

I had it powdercoated, put new decals...
07-05-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 44,575
Posted By puckett129

http://s19.postimg.org/8yxmx1is3/DSC_0455.jpg...

http://s19.postimg.org/8yxmx1is3/DSC_0455.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
07-04-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,476
Posted By puckett129

Good luck. I'll be interested to see the finished...

Good luck. I'll be interested to see the finished product!
07-03-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,516
Posted By puckett129

Thank you for the detailed lesson.

Thank you for the detailed lesson.
07-03-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,516
Posted By puckett129

Also could be Columbus Cromor. I have a lugged...

Also could be Columbus Cromor. I have a lugged Lemond frame that is Cromor would be identical to yours... it's from 1989. IIRC from this forum Cromor is seamed SL. I also think mine was a Bilato...
09-28-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,082
Posted By puckett129

I've got a Transport as well. It gets a little...

I've got a Transport as well. It gets a little squirrely when the front is loaded or when there's significant weight on the bike, but overall I really like it. The fork's rigidity has not been an...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,134
Posted By puckett129

The Marching Morons: C M Kornbluth:...

The Marching Morons: C M Kornbluth: 9780345607607: Amazon.com: Books (http://www.amazon.com/The-Marching-Morons-C-Kornbluth/dp/0345607600)

Natural selection cannot fight the problem of population....
07-15-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,707
Posted By puckett129

Likely story. That picture was taken on the same...

Likely story. That picture was taken on the same set that the moon landing was filmed on.

Let's start a bikeforums investigation into what happened. I'll Google all of the names of the brand...
07-13-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 63,095
Posted By puckett129

I as in Home Depot the other day and they were...

I as in Home Depot the other day and they were selling real milk crates for about $5/each. They also had some rectangular wooden crates that would work for some bike applications.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,119
Posted By puckett129

Here in NY would not technically be considered a...

Here in NY would not technically be considered a "leaving the scene" because no "motor vehicle" as defined by the NYS VTL was involved. That being said, leaving the scene has nothing to do with fault...
07-10-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By puckett129

Amazon or Niagara for commodity items (many of my...

Amazon or Niagara for commodity items (many of my Amazon orders are filled by Niagara). Ribble for big ticket items like shifters. Nashbar fills the gap.

An eBay vendor called Abaxo also tends to...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By puckett129

Unfortunately, Americans don't tend to be swayed...

Unfortunately, Americans don't tend to be swayed with empirical data. We like a message that plays to beliefs we already hold and to have our world view reinforced. We also don't understand this...
06-23-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 27,392
Posted By puckett129

I admit that I haven't read this whole thread,...

I admit that I haven't read this whole thread, however I have read enough to get the gist of the discussion. I have lived in New York City and lived in a semi rural community. I now live in Albany...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,344
Posted By puckett129

If you're buying a bike and wondering what you...

If you're buying a bike and wondering what you should pull off and upgrade first you should probably just wait and put that money towards a better bike. It is far cheaper to buy a bike complete than...
06-23-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 50,735
Posted By puckett129

1.7 miles.

1.7 miles.
06-23-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By puckett129

Not really. They say 45 lbs. I wouldn't want to...

Not really. They say 45 lbs. I wouldn't want to carry it up stairs or anything, but it doesn't feel too heavy.



Not sure, exactly. I already commute to work daily so sometimes if I'm carrying...
06-23-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By puckett129

My new ride - Trek Transport

I usually post in other areas of the forum, but this seemed like it belonged here. I picked my new bike up from the shop this afternoon. It's a Trek Transport.

I have only ridden a few miles and...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By puckett129

If the 730 fits I'd go with that. You may want to...

If the 730 fits I'd go with that. You may want to swap out tires for some more street friendly types, but otherwise I think It'd be perfect. 1000 times better than that same money spent new at...
06-19-14, 01:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,537
Posted By puckett129

I have been riding to bars lately. As...

I have been riding to bars lately.

As others have eluded to unless you're riding a bike boom era bike with the bars turned up or an x-mart bike that looks like it's kept outside I don't think I'd...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-14, 01:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,177
Posted By puckett129

Very nice! Enjoy it.

Very nice! Enjoy it.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,177
Posted By puckett129

What he said. Make the Orbea your go fast (and...

What he said. Make the Orbea your go fast (and maybe even go to) bike. Get another bike that fits to use as your beater/rain bike/bar bike or whatever else. I have lots of bikes and trying to find a...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By puckett129

I moved and changed jobs in December making my...

I moved and changed jobs in December making my commute go from 12 miles one way to 4. I commute by bike every day now whereas I used to only commute sometimes.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By puckett129

I lusted after one of those for awhile. I have...

I lusted after one of those for awhile. I have still never seen one in person, but I do have their Smoothie which is very nice. The Stanyan uses long reach brakes so it has plenty of room to run...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By puckett129

In addition to what bikemig has suggested - ...

In addition to what bikemig has suggested -

All-City Mr Pink
Soma Smoothie
Soma Stanyan
Forum: Commuting
06-15-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By puckett129

Seems like a neat idea that could help lots of...

Seems like a neat idea that could help lots of people go car-free. The only criticism I have is that by using a Smart car you're not getting much more room than what you can carry on a cargo bike....
Forum: Commuting
06-10-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,349
Posted By puckett129

Nice score. That's just the kind of bike that...

Nice score. That's just the kind of bike that many recommended!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,723
Posted By puckett129

For $500 I like the Diamondback... The Moto...

For $500 I like the Diamondback...

The Moto looks decent for the price too if the other deal falls through.
06-08-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,389
Posted By puckett129

I have no advise better than what you have...

I have no advise better than what you have already been given. I hope that the bikes can be used in a manner that would make you happy and that the time you have remaining is as filled with the...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 43,938
Posted By puckett129

I'm not interested in a fixed gear bike but I'd...

I'm not interested in a fixed gear bike but I'd drop $300 on one of those 7 speed city bike commuters. It looks like a nice bike to ride around town and not worry too much about it getting pinched.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,577
Posted By puckett129

Glad you like em!

Glad you like em!
Forum: Commuting
05-29-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By puckett129

Yeah, my brother is not a cop. I don't watch much...

Yeah, my brother is not a cop. I don't watch much TV - and definitely don't watch cop shows.




I'll be the first to say I don't know much about copyright law but I would think that as a unit...
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