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05-11-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By Velogoth

You may be seeing people referencing much smaller...

You may be seeing people referencing much smaller road bike tires that can be pumped to above 100PSI (pounds per square inch of area). Bigger tires, like your 1.75's, have a LOT more surface area...
05-10-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,739
Posted By Velogoth

Thanks. It started with the B17 special and...

Thanks. It started with the B17 special and worked out nicely in the end I think. I had to paint those MKS pedal bodies black, which makes for some fun "beausage" as that wears off on the parts where...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,444
Posted By Velogoth

That's just, like, your opinion man.

That's just, like, your opinion man.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,444
Posted By Velogoth

I bought a rubber stair tread protector from the...

I bought a rubber stair tread protector from the hardware store. It's plenty flexible to move on curbs, doesn't flap in the wind, they cost something like $5-10, thin enough to cut with scissors,...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 11,972,363
Posted By Velogoth

This is "The Mule", my commuter/"not afraid to...

This is "The Mule", my commuter/"not afraid to lock it up and leave it"/truck bike. Was a 1997 GT Arette that I picked up for $60 on Craigslist. I learned a lesson about "cheap" bikes though, since...
05-09-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,739
Posted By Velogoth

Behold! Pallbearer, the goth clyde bike. Debadged...

Behold! Pallbearer, the goth clyde bike. Debadged Surly Straggler.

This is my year-round commuter/all-road/go-anywhere/soon-to-be light touring bike. The rear drive side spokes all started...
04-08-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By Velogoth

It was for me. I don't have enough experience to...

It was for me. I don't have enough experience to say whether it will be in every case, but I don't see why it wouldn't be.


These have all of the failure modes of mechanical plus all the failure...
04-08-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By Velogoth

I switched from BB7 to Spyre because the BB7 was...

I switched from BB7 to Spyre because the BB7 was too chunky and I couldn't fit a rack anywhere near it. The Spyres are WAY more svelte, the outer edge has to be almost 20mm further inboard than the...
04-08-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,491
Posted By Velogoth

Yes I do.

Yes I do.
04-08-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By Velogoth

Congratulations kunoichi! I'm so glad you found a...

Congratulations kunoichi! I'm so glad you found a bicycle that fit and that you're out riding! I think you'll have a lot more fun on the bike than the trike.

Keep us posted. Those first rides...
03-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By Velogoth

Bike co-ops are different from bike shops. Many...

Bike co-ops are different from bike shops. Many are volunteer based organizations dedicated to getting/keeping people on bikes. It might be worth seeing if there are any in the area, and what kind...
03-26-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By Velogoth

This is the best advice that has been posted in...

This is the best advice that has been posted in this thread.
03-24-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,917
Posted By Velogoth

This is the plan! I can't help but dream about...

This is the plan! I can't help but dream about what could be done with any bike. However, my true love is bikes that were excellent in their time but have been made obsolete solely due to the...
03-24-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,917
Posted By Velogoth

I know nothing about mountain bike geometry, so...

I know nothing about mountain bike geometry, so correct me if I'm wrong, but if I got an adapter headset and changed the fork out I wouldn't be limited to 26". Theoretically I could change to a 27.5...
03-24-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,917
Posted By Velogoth

Yes, the brakes are XT, and it does still have...

Yes, the brakes are XT, and it does still have the XTR rear derailleur. It's all original as far as I can tell, it even still has the reflectors :lol:

Ooo good catch! You're right about the year....
03-24-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By Velogoth

I'll let others answer, since I know nearly...

I'll let others answer, since I know nearly nothing about suspensions. The only reason I said that is that some (all?) suspensions need to be tuned to rider weight (if they can). A heavier rider...
03-23-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,917
Posted By Velogoth

I've heard good things about...

I've heard good things about www.mendoncyclesmith.com/ (https://www.mendoncyclesmith.com/). That's who I was going to contact.
03-23-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,917
Posted By Velogoth

Thanks Kapusta, I did have to pump the shock up...

Thanks Kapusta, I did have to pump the shock up quite high to get it to a reasonable stiffness, so I'll be watching to see if there are signs of seal failure.

I'm thinking about having the shock...
03-23-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,917
Posted By Velogoth

Haha! Fair enough. One person's treasure is...

Haha! Fair enough. One person's treasure is another person's trash.



Thanks Yuri! I think I'll try this approach. If I were to buy a mountain bike this is EXACTLY what I would be looking for....
03-22-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,917
Posted By Velogoth

Epic dump find... now what do I do with it?

I was looking to snag a pair of v-brakes off of a bike at the dump for a project... and then I realized what the brakes I was looking at were attached to. This is a 1997 1998 Cannondale F2000 CAAD3....
03-21-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21,181
Views: 4,029,905
Posted By Velogoth

Yeah but is your name hawk and are you so cool...

Yeah but is your name hawk and are you so cool that you don't capitalize your own name and also you have a unicycle?
03-18-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21,181
Views: 4,029,905
Posted By Velogoth

names hawk

Someday I hope to be as cool as this guy named Hawk who doesn't answer emails. I took a screenshot of this years ago, and stumbled over it again recently....
03-17-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By Velogoth

Yeah the ones in the back sound about right. I'd...

Yeah the ones in the back sound about right. I'd recommend doing some googling for tutorials on checking and setting your tire pressure. That's a skill every rider needs to learn.

Do you have a...
03-17-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By Velogoth

The issue was that the tires squished too much? ...

The issue was that the tires squished too much? That seems like an issue with tire pressure rather than some issue with the design of your trike.
03-17-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By Velogoth

No. Don't get too hung up on frame material. For...

No. Don't get too hung up on frame material. For a reasonably priced hybrid or mountain bike, aluminum and steel should both be fine. The link I posted earlier to allbodiesonbikes.com gives a low...
03-17-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By Velogoth

Hello and welcome! There's an advocacy group I...

Hello and welcome! There's an advocacy group I like that offers some tips for choosing bikes (and other gear) for heavy riders. Here's a link to their page on bike selection:...
Forum: Introductions
03-16-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Velogoth

Thanks for the recommendation Velo Mule. I'm...

Thanks for the recommendation Velo Mule. I'm further west than that though. That's a nice area, I used to work over in Haverhill.

I like your forum name. I have a utility bike project I'm...
03-16-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,351
Posted By Velogoth

This is a very good question! I don't like being...

This is a very good question! I don't like being overburdened with "stuff", so I don't like the "n+1" answer. I could also do with far fewer bikes than I have. It all depends on what you want to do...
03-15-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,823
Posted By Velogoth

Edit, deleting my comment, I think I...

Edit, deleting my comment, I think I misinterpreted your question.
03-15-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,823
Posted By Velogoth

The seller didn't represent the bike as "recently...

The seller didn't represent the bike as "recently tuned" or "ready to ride". This issue was preventable by both seller and buyer. I'm ok with taking responsibility for not checking before riding....
03-15-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By Velogoth

Here's a fairly recent review of the bike:...

Here's a fairly recent review of the bike: https://bikenewengland.com/2018/06/10/radial-gear-transmission/
03-15-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,823
Posted By Velogoth

A wise response. Thanks.

A wise response. Thanks.
03-15-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,823
Posted By Velogoth

It was a 1986 Miele Beta in good condition, very...

It was a 1986 Miele Beta in good condition, very little wear on drivetrain & rims, just cosmetic paint dings; $250. Full Shimano 600 EX. I figured it was worth that in frame and parts, worst case.
03-15-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,823
Posted By Velogoth

Damaged bike during test ride - what would you do?

I had a bit of a nightmare scenario on a recent craigslist purchase of a vintage bike. I'm curious to hear how other people would have handled this situation.

I arrived at this guy's house, and...
Forum: Introductions
03-15-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Velogoth

Practically!

Practically!
03-15-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By Velogoth

Good find! I've never heard of radial gears...

Good find! I've never heard of radial gears before. I'll have to read up about them.
03-14-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Velogoth

I don't like to be a hater, but in my opinion the...

I don't like to be a hater, but in my opinion the Weehoo trailers are "BSO's". I was considering buying one, and emailed their customer service with some basic questions about the gearing to see...
03-14-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 266
Posted By Velogoth

Good sleuthing Andrew! I hate the "keep your eye...

Good sleuthing Andrew! I hate the "keep your eye on the metal thing bouncing along the floor" game.

I'm working my way up to 10 posts myself. Hard to wait, harder still to find useful things to...
03-11-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By Velogoth

Yup. Came here to say this. I can't post links...

Yup. Came here to say this. I can't post links yet but Saint Sheldon has a page about this design: sheldonbrown.com/band-brakes.html
03-11-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By Velogoth

Jeezum crow. 50 today and snow this weekend....

Jeezum crow. 50 today and snow this weekend. It's definitely March.
03-10-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By Velogoth

There's no guarantees in March. We got 5" of snow...

There's no guarantees in March. We got 5" of snow last night in NH. I'll admit I get lazy with my shoveling when I know it isn't going to last more than 2-3 days, but I'm not taking off the studs yet.
Forum: Introductions
03-10-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Velogoth

I always thought that slide would be fun but I...

I always thought that slide would be fun but I might choose to learn from your experience if you know what I mean, haha.

Most of my excursions to the northern part of the state have been hiking. I...
03-09-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Velogoth

I've always just assumed they hit orbital speed...

I've always just assumed they hit orbital speed and stay up there circling the earth forever, because I sure as hell have never had any luck finding missing half links.
03-09-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Velogoth

This is a really interesting idea Dan! Do you...

This is a really interesting idea Dan! Do you have any pics you could share?
03-08-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,539
Views: 2,457,781
Posted By Velogoth

Hello all! 280lb, 6'1", 38 year old male rider...

Hello all! 280lb, 6'1", 38 year old male rider from New Hampshire, US here. I'm a stress eater, so I gained 100 lbs in college (305 max weight). After graduating I lost 105 lbs through changing...
Forum: Introductions
03-08-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Velogoth

Greetings from NH

Hello all! I'm no longer lurking. I hail from southern NH, am definitely in the Clydesdale category at 280lbs, and enjoy riding roads both dirt and paved. I have a fetish for vintage steel road...
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