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Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By rumrunn6

here ya go! Burlington VT - Island Line Trail...

here ya go! Burlington VT - Island Line Trail (https://www.bikeforums.net/northeast/1083007-burlington-vt-island-line-trail.html)
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. When I rode across the country with 12...

Heh. When I rode across the country with 12 others we spent a few nights in VT. One member of the group had grown up in the state. She noted that we would be passing a good “creamy store” one day. I...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By veloz

Smugglers Gap is maybe my all time fave...

Smugglers Gap is maybe my all time fave ride.Super challenging climb and the descent is 50+ mph.
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By autonomy

Also these: ...

Also these:
https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/riding-into-the-sunset/Content?oid=2137896
https://bikenewengland.com/bicycle-rides-in-vermont/
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By DCwom

We did the 3 ferry loop that starts and ends in...

We did the 3 ferry loop that starts and ends in Burlington, it uses the Island trail and it's ferry, the Hero-Plattsburge vehicle ferry and the Burlington vehicle ferry to cross back from the other...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. Stopped at that store for a muffin during my...

Heh. Stopped at that store for a muffin during my 2018 ride from St. Albans, VT to Philly. (BTW...I think you mean Essex, NY.)

First stayed in Burlington for a few days to have dinner with a...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By jpescatore

We are going to be up in Burlington VT towards...

We are going to be up in Burlington VT towards the end of August and have 2 rides planned that come close to your specs:

Burlington to North Hero (Hero's Welcome lunch place) - we did this on the...
Forum: Touring
08-01-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By indyfabz

The Island Line Trail goes from in town out into...

The Island Line Trail goes from in town out into the lake. There is a missing swing bridge that leaves a gap of about 250’. There is a seasonal “ferry” that takes you across the gap.

Also check...
08-31-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,903
Posted By SurferRosa

Tubed clinchers just won their first ever stage. ...

Tubed clinchers just won their first ever stage. :thumb:
08-02-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,331
Posted By dsbrantjr

You cannot (officially at least) use a 30T in...

You cannot (officially at least) use a 30T in back because that violates the max large cog spec. You can possibly violate any of the limit but results are not guaranteed, you are now in test pilot...
08-01-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,331
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd be very surprised if your current rear...

I'd be very surprised if your current rear derailleur doesn't work just fine BUT:

Before you start, buy a chain with a removable link and a chain tool. (Almost every 7/8-speed chain out there has...
08-01-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,331
Posted By Bigbus

Put it on there and carefully try shifting on the...

Put it on there and carefully try shifting on the stand before you test ride it. Like Mr Brant Jr stated, if the chain is too short you run the risk of pulling the rear dr into the cogs, which is...
08-01-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,331
Posted By dsbrantjr

It cannot, the numbers do not add up. You would...

It cannot, the numbers do not add up. You would need less than 13 teeth difference up front not to exceed the 28t wrap capacity. You cannot necessarily have the max front difference AND the...
07-25-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,931
Posted By DorkDisk

You need a red bike; red is the fastest.

You need a red bike; red is the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,983
Posted By Steve B.

Saw an article on FB that indicated the hackers...

Saw an article on FB that indicated the hackers want $10 million. Seems many, if not all majors file systems are now encrypted and waiting a release key, if Garmin ponies up. I can only speculate...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,983
Posted By Sojodave

Great, does this mean Russian hackers are going...

Great, does this mean Russian hackers are going to find out how slow I am?
07-14-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 51,302
Posted By rlmalisz

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_1800_f47af5c814a9c1ea691ae938bd7f14653b2c84ec.jpeg
The clip, assembled....
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,117
Posted By ndrose

Lockhouses seem to be open. ...

Lockhouses seem to be open.

https://www.canaltrust.org/programs/canal-quarters/
06-22-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,794
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Full size frame pump achieving full pressure in...

Full size frame pump achieving full pressure in 90 strokes for an unlimited number of flats.
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,226
Posted By Prowler

I have a Fuji Touring Series III that I restored...

I have a Fuji Touring Series III that I restored over this past winter. It's fit right in as one of my favorites. I really like the ride and the gearing works real well for me. After studying the...
06-13-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By shiftyb

Brand is Kona. I think it is a Libre, but am not...

Brand is Kona. I think it is a Libre, but am not sure.
06-13-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,632
Posted By cycleheimer

OCD ...

OCD
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06-11-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,847
Posted By 67tony

Sorry, should have figured what you meant. I...

Sorry, should have figured what you meant.

I used Sheldon's instructions for a while, but after some frustrations and a lot of help from this forum, I gravitated to the site with the colored...
06-11-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 70,746
Posted By joejack951

I love a good set of questions! My issue with the...

I love a good set of questions! My issue with the tubing/pipe cutter is that those work by essentially 'flowing' the material away from the 'cutting' blade. I say 'cutting' because no actual material...
06-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,847
Posted By 67tony

Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so...

Standard three-cross was recommended by many, so that is what I used. Pulling spokes are on the outside of the flange, trailing spokes on the inside...but apparently there is no clear agreement on...
06-11-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 70,746
Posted By himespau

If I remember right, Joe built it so that he...

If I remember right, Joe built it so that he could get lower and cleaner than any current quill adapter that you'd just put into a threaded headset (lighter too). I bought one because I want to get...
06-10-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,046
Posted By Velo Mule

This is a Forged and hardened Craftsman wrench...

This is a Forged and hardened Craftsman wrench that my friend heated until red with an oxy acetylene torch and bent to the new shape. It bent easily once hot. There are no cracks. This was done to...
06-10-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,112
Posted By noobinsf

Yes! I bought a Mercian frame for X, and I had...

Yes! I bought a Mercian frame for X, and I had just sold some parts for X-10, so in my version of the story, I bought it for $10.
06-10-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,276
Posted By squirtdad

after 29 years, did a cost benefit on fixing ...

after 29 years, did a cost benefit on fixing and did the C&V thing....cut up the frame, gave the fork to another member, and got a de rosa from a member. (followed by getting a team miyata...
06-10-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,276
Posted By T-Mar

Miyata was the most frequent contract...

Miyata was the most frequent contract manufacturer of the higher end Univega from the brand's inception, through the mid-1980s. There's no guarantee it would be a Miyata but they would have the...
06-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,847
Posted By 67tony

Not too shabby? (https://vimeo.com/425627851)

Not too shabby? (https://vimeo.com/425627851)
06-02-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 70,746
Posted By joejack951

Thanks for the heads up! That was pretty cool to...

Thanks for the heads up! That was pretty cool to see and I'd have never known if you didn't mention it. Yet again proves how unimaginative I am in not realizing other potential options for my own...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By bark_eater

I haven't been on the trail myself bUT it...

I haven't been on the trail myself bUT it travels through some amazing country. There's lake side camping off of the tunk road. I thinks it's Donnel pond? West on tunk Rd, top of the hill take...
05-26-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,574
Posted By mprince

To my eyes it seems to have a slight bend, ...

To my eyes it seems to have a slight bend, easiest way to check is remove it and put a straightedge to it or roll the tube across a table or countertop.

I wouldn't let that stop me from buying...
05-01-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By Bianchigirll

I thought the SuperBee PRO holders were closed at...

I thought the SuperBee PRO holders were closed at both ends. I think I’d use the KoolStop Cross pads or even use some CampI holders.
04-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By Slightspeed

I use Koolstop, either salmon or black pads. If...

I use Koolstop, either salmon or black pads. If you buy them with Shimano type pad holder they come with tire guides, which I don't find especially useful, or you can just buy pads and keep your...
02-08-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,856
Posted By ScottRyder

Just an update. I've completed uploading all the...

Just an update. I've completed uploading all the catalogs from the Bill Reavis/ClassicFuji collection to my blog, 1972 thru 1991, plus some earlier Japanese domestic and international catalogs. Bill...
01-17-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 70,746
Posted By zenolee

It's a SimWorks Nitto Wendy Stem 60mm I'm...

It's a SimWorks Nitto Wendy Stem 60mm

I'm building a 650B conversion from a 1978 Zebrakenko. Should be about another month before I dial in everything properly. Campy mafac style brake levers,...
11-07-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,122
Posted By seypat

My advice is build up a beater for the son and...

My advice is build up a beater for the son and keep the Bianchi at home.
11-07-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,122
Posted By SurferRosa

Boy wants a car from his dad. Dad says, "first,...

Boy wants a car from his dad.
Dad says, "first, you gotta cut that hair."
Boy says, "hey, Dad, Jesus had long hair."
And Dad says, "that's right son. Jesus walked everywhere."
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,943
Posted By MattTheHat

I had the CF 8.0, which was Ultegra, but not Di2....

I had the CF 8.0, which was Ultegra, but not Di2. My previous ride was a 2018 Specialized Diverge Comp. It has a Praxxis crank set with the rest of the drivetrain being 105. The Ultegra was in a...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,190
Posted By joewein

Transcontinental Race #7 results

Congratulations, Fiona Kolbinger on winning the 7th edition of TCR!



She finished not just fastest amongst 40 female participants but more than 10 hours ahead of the fastest male cyclist to...
07-18-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By gugie

Welcome home Matt!

As some of you may know, northbend (Matt) has been on an epic cross-country bike ride from Washington to Washington - DC to Northbend. Just saw his Flickr pix, he's safely home with his lovely wife. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,624
Posted By DrIsotope

I deliberately buy non-MIPS helmets. Compared to...

I deliberately buy non-MIPS helmets. Compared to a "standard" model, MIPS-equipped models are heavier, hotter, and more expensive. A helmet only needs to work once, but I have to wear it every day....
07-05-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,798
Posted By JW Fas

Please Share This When I'm Killed By Someone Driving A Car

This video was too good not to share. It hits close to home for all of us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQO4Dnlwcg0
05-07-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,917
Posted By ryansu

Nice find OP, I was only ever asymmetrically...

Nice find OP, I was only ever asymmetrically opposed to Treks, picked up an 87 520 Cirrus for the clunker challenge this year.
...
10-15-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,719
Posted By seypat

Put some Locktite on them before you retighten?

Put some Locktite on them before you retighten?
08-20-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,083
Posted By Myosmith

Just make sure you get a metric crescent wrench ;)

Just make sure you get a metric crescent wrench ;)
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