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04-06-19, 06:45 AM
04-04-19, 01:26 PM
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Posted By balto charlie

Just curious if the OP has healed, hope you have....

Just curious if the OP has healed, hope you have. I am using a lot of the info on these posts to installed a hanger on an Trek 990 (mid/late 1980s). Hope you have returned to the saddle and sued the...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,898
Posted By balto charlie

I always wore work clothes while commuting. I was...

I always wore work clothes while commuting. I was lucky as my commute was mostly downhill to work and a train ride. I always wore nylon/synthetic or wool (winter)materials. Cotton would never dry...
Forum: Touring
12-31-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,268
Posted By balto charlie

I love Colombia but gotta say the roads are...

I love Colombia but gotta say the roads are seriously steep. This is a big reason Quintana does so well in the TDF. The Colombian people are really, really nice so help is there if you need it. I...
11-01-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By balto charlie

I have an all original purple stingray with the 5...

I have an all original purple stingray with the 5 speed shifter. And I have 3 children!! I plan to restore it but it is in decent shape for a 50 yo bike.
10-30-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By balto charlie

That be them. Thanks, very interested. How much...

That be them. Thanks, very interested. How much do you want for them.

Charlie
10-29-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks, I'll look for them. If I look long enough...

Thanks, I'll look for them. If I look long enough I am sure I will find one.
thanks, Charlie
10-29-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By balto charlie

Definitely broken. The end that fits into the...

Definitely broken. The end that fits into the hole sheared off. It is the rear right one, without writing. Not the champagne colored one, bright silver.

Thanks, appreciate it. Charlie
10-28-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks, Baccus Good idea, we have one in...

Thanks, Baccus
Good idea, we have one in Baltimore. I have donated lots to them over the years. I'll have to head down there.
10-28-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By balto charlie

I am trying to avoid this but realize I might...

I am trying to avoid this but realize I might have to resort to this. I really like these brake, love kicking it old school.

Thanks Bikemig
10-28-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks Steve, I'll keep a eye out for Dia Compes

Thanks Steve, I'll keep a eye out for Dia Compes
10-28-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By balto charlie

Brake springs Suntour XC Pro

Greetings all, I have an old Trek 990 mnt bike that I use as my rail trail bike. The rear brake spring broke the other day. The brakes are Suntour XC pro. Can I buy replacement springs, do they have...
10-25-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 909
Posted By balto charlie

Also a battery charger can be at fault. Sometimes...

Also a battery charger can be at fault. Sometimes they only charge partway and show charging complete. Only way to tell is test your batteries after charging and see what they are holding.
08-23-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,718
Posted By balto charlie

thanks, lots to choose from

thanks, lots to choose from
08-23-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,718
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks, looks really nice. 2 weeks does kinda...

Thanks, looks really nice. 2 weeks does kinda suck.
08-21-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,718
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks, my fork is drilled so will have to go...

Thanks, my fork is drilled so will have to go find one today. I will look for this type.
TEKTRO USA (http://www.tektro-usa.com/category.php?catid=188&productid=1096)
08-20-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,718
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks, Iwill check them out. Cable stops...

Thanks, Iwill check them out.

Cable stops would be nice as the original stem has it. The stem picture does not appear that it has it
08-20-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 45,718
Posted By balto charlie

Greetings, great topic! I loved how y'all...

Greetings, great topic! I loved how y'all adapted your old school mnt bikes. I use to ride this much harder and love the ride and it fit me well. I no longer ride the mnt trails with it and am...
04-19-17, 05:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,328
Posted By balto charlie

I tried to order from them but they are out of...

I tried to order from them but they are out of stock, sent email, got a reply w/ little information. Just asking me what size and they 'might' have some??? The page you linked says out of stock when...
Forum: Northeast
04-19-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,925
Posted By balto charlie

OK folks it is almost time for Monument to...

OK folks it is almost time for Monument to Monument. I love this ride, fun to watch many cyclists leaving the city in mass.
https://randoramble.wordpress.com/

derath, I hear ya on the yardwork. ...
04-18-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,328
Posted By balto charlie

I just splurged on the Vitesse EX 33's for the...

I just splurged on the Vitesse EX 33's for the Miyata. Unfortunately I couldn't find any Soma Express 26" tires for my old mtn bike Trek. I am starting to think 26" are going the way of the 27". ...
04-17-17, 06:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,328
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks for the feedback. Nice bikes Gomango....

Thanks for the feedback.

Nice bikes Gomango.

My bikes, Miyata 1000 (700C, mostly road) and Trek 990 mnt bike (26", mix city/gravel).

I went to Universal, might buy Vitesse EX 33". They...
04-16-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,328
Posted By balto charlie

Hey folks, any Soma tire reports? I am in the...

Hey folks, any Soma tire reports? I am in the market for 700's and 26". Thanks
Forum: Touring
02-01-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By balto charlie

@ tarwheel you really capture the Greenbrier...

@ tarwheel
you really capture the Greenbrier in this one, well done

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=551200&d=1485889970
Forum: Touring
09-18-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,314
Posted By balto charlie

+1, the chain remains clean and this lube last...

+1, the chain remains clean and this lube last long enough. If you use oil based you should clean and re-apply though not as often. I seldom clean my chain and easily get 5K miles out of them. I...
Forum: Touring
09-10-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By balto charlie

I use a thin cuben fiber dry bag and bungees as a...

I use a thin cuben fiber dry bag and bungees as a frame bag, much cheaper and easy to use. It does not get in the way of my knees. I use it to hold my extra clothes. I ride fairly ultralight so it...
Forum: Touring
09-10-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,811
Posted By balto charlie

I think carrying weight on a bike is easier than...

I think carrying weight on a bike is easier than on your back while hiking. However; I hate heavy bikes yet think space is more important for comfortable riding.. I've seen bikes with a huge sleeping...
Forum: Touring
08-21-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By balto charlie

Was clean when I was there.

Was clean when I was there.
Forum: Touring
08-19-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By balto charlie

GAP Trails: If you make it all the way to...

GAP Trails:
If you make it all the way to Pittsburgh I highly recommend the McKeesport Hostel, inexpensive, clean, showers and only 15 miles from Pitt.
https://www.facebook.com/McKeesportTrails/
...
Forum: Touring
08-11-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,252
Posted By balto charlie

A belated thank you. I printed out your maps...

A belated thank you. I printed out your maps Thursday morn last week just before I pulled off. I rode the GAP from Frostburg to Pittsburgh(and back) and did not do the Montour. I only had 4 days...
Forum: Touring
08-03-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,252
Posted By balto charlie

I hope the OP does not mind me stealing this...

I hope the OP does not mind me stealing this thread for a quick Q. Is the connection from the GAP to Montour easy to find? I hope to ride the GAP and Montour this week. I'll look at your links as...
Forum: Northeast
08-03-16, 06:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,646
Posted By balto charlie

Hey Ferdinand: Glad to see you made your epic...

Hey Ferdinand: Glad to see you made your epic ride. I wish I was around to ride w/ you when you were in Baltimore. Our cities biking infrastructure is growing. Bikemore (local advocacy group) is...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,646
Posted By balto charlie

Our local 4th of July ride was a hit, 122 riders...

Our local 4th of July ride was a hit, 122 riders showed up. Weather was superb. The weather did change in the afternoon. Rained, sometimes hard all afternoon and more in the night. Most fireworks...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,646
Posted By balto charlie

The weather for the 4th has been changing every...

The weather for the 4th has been changing every few hours. Now looks like rain on and off most of the day. Thunderstorms throughout as well. So no riding on this day might be prudent. I, however...
Forum: Northeast
07-01-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,646
Posted By balto charlie

Todays weather is going to be nasty but the rest...

Todays weather is going to be nasty but the rest of the week looks like temps will be in the mid 80's, slight chance of rain on the evening of the 4th. I think you should be good to go.
Forum: Northeast
07-01-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,646
Posted By balto charlie

Thanks for the information. My ride...

Thanks for the information.

My ride through DC yesterday was very nice, folklife festival was fun. Parked near the Anacostia River trail system, rode to the mall and around DC, then headed over...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,646
Posted By balto charlie

[QUOTE=Ferdinand NYC;18875929]Great! But I...

[QUOTE=Ferdinand NYC;18875929]Great! But I wonder whether a day trip is feasible. It's about three and a half hours each way on the bus from Baltimore. But, if that suits your fancy, then go for...
Forum: Northeast
06-27-16, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,646
Posted By balto charlie

Nice trip report. I love riding DC. So safe and...

Nice trip report. I love riding DC. So safe and easy.

You did what I am planning but in reverse. I want to Bolt to NY and spend the day cycling then head home. I hope to post asking for a nice...
Forum: Touring
04-05-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,845
Posted By balto charlie

You win!!! I was going to post about train horns...

You win!!! I was going to post about train horns and my night. Seems rather boring after reading your post.
Forum: Touring
04-05-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,969
Posted By balto charlie

I have gotten cramps during most of my adult life...

I have gotten cramps during most of my adult life until I discovered Hammer products. Writhing in leg cramp pain during a very hot century ride a friend handed me an Endurolyte. Voila, cramps...
Forum: Northeast
01-21-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By balto charlie

Here is the Gran Fondo in Frederick. Not certain...

Here is the Gran Fondo in Frederick. Not certain it is what you seek but has almost 10K climbing in 100 miles.
GFNC Frederick 100 mile 2015 - A bike ride in Frederick, MD...
Forum: Northeast
10-13-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,925
Posted By balto charlie

Sorry, double post

Sorry, double post
Forum: Northeast
10-13-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,925
Posted By balto charlie

2 rides this month through Bikemore: I...

2 rides this month through Bikemore:

I thought some of you might be interested in a few upcoming city rides. Please respond via the Evite, just so we know how many folks will be coming.
...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,925
Posted By balto charlie

Don't forget: Bike Marylands Tour de Port next...

Don't forget: Bike Marylands Tour de Port next week
https://www.bikemaryland.org/events/bike-marylands-annual-tour-du-port/
Forum: Northeast
09-19-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,925
Posted By balto charlie

Grounded, broken foot:( No clue how it happened...

Grounded, broken foot:( No clue how it happened but it hurts like a MF. Probably a hairline fracture that I did not rest. I have a lot to keep me busy, bike advocacy, and bathroom renovation. I am...
09-16-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By balto charlie

I went the way of the cheap chinese batteries. ...

I went the way of the cheap chinese batteries. Bright and light enough BUT the flashlight falls apart with lite use. My old Fenix L2D is still going strong, though relegated to camping and...
09-14-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By balto charlie

This is the current model, smaller than the 600...

This is the current model, smaller than the 600 and just as bright
SC62w 18650 Flashlight Neutral White (http://www.zebralight.com/SC62w-18650-Flashlight-Neutral-White_p_148.html#)
Forum: Northeast
09-13-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,925
Posted By balto charlie

@ Max: you guys had rode in M2M ride. Mural ride...

@ Max: you guys had rode in M2M ride. Mural ride was fun, not really a ride but an enjoyable tour. Next time we will incorporate homebrew stops. Trying to get a ferry setup from rock Hall to...
Forum: Northeast
09-08-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 512,925
Posted By balto charlie

Great riding wknd!! Went on super long rides and...

Great riding wknd!! Went on super long rides and tiny artsy rides.
Rando Ramble Monument 2 Monument #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) went well. My first...
09-04-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By balto charlie

I think you limit your potential by wanting a...

I think you limit your potential by wanting a light that uses AA or AAA batteries. I have moved up to 18650 batteries and never looked back. The Zebra SC62 is tiny and super powerful with a long...
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