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06-02-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,712
Posted By lil'hobo

Well, almost a year of owning this bike and I am...

Well, almost a year of owning this bike and I am still really enjoying it. I have thought about about switching the gearing up a little; however, I just cant bring myself to change the bike's...
11-17-10, 03:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,489
Posted By lil'hobo

Thanks, but no thanks on the trailer idea. No...

Thanks, but no thanks on the trailer idea. No disrespect to those who like em' but they are not for me :). Plus, I won't have a ton of stuff to lug around. Really just some light overnight type...
11-17-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,489
Posted By lil'hobo

Oh boy, there are a lot of nice suggestions in...

Oh boy, there are a lot of nice suggestions in this thread! It seems every bike mentioned fits the bill pretty nicely. My plan, once I stumble across the right bike of course, is to do some actual...
11-17-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,489
Posted By lil'hobo

Which C&V touring bike is best?

Hey fellow C&Vers,

The classic bike bug is biting at me again. I am thinking of adding to my collection a touring type model. I was going to change the gearing of my Maruishi, however, I cannot...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,554
Posted By lil'hobo

I like coffee. The aroma, the taste, and the...

I like coffee. The aroma, the taste, and the soothing warmth of it are real nice. I don't need/use it to stay alert or anything, I just like it. Especially on a cool day, the aroma and the...
10-19-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By lil'hobo

Hey gang, Thanks for all the great...

Hey gang,

Thanks for all the great responses. Here's a couple pics of my crankset, rear d, and chainline. As a poster said, there is a thread on the forum with some more pics of my bike if...
10-18-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By lil'hobo

6 speed freewheel gearing question

Hello fellow C&V riders, I've got a gearing question. My 85' Maruishi STE Excellence has a 42-52 double with a 13-24 6 speed freewheel. It's kind of tough when on a bigger hills and my knees aren't...
07-28-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,712
Posted By lil'hobo

161941161942161943 Here's some pics of the seat...

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Here's some pics of the seat lugs and head tube lugs.

Thanks everyone for the comments. I wasn't going to post about it, but I like it so much I wanted to show it off a...
07-27-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,712
Posted By lil'hobo

My 25 year old new bike, 1985 Maruishi

161789161790161791161792161793Hello,

Just wanted to share a couple pics of my new to me bike. After getting back into riding over the last couple years and looking around the Internet I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By lil'hobo

Calculating proper seat height

Hello road cyclists,

I thought you all might be the best group to ask this to. I am trying to get my seat height just right on my new to me used road bike. The Internet has seemingly millions...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,925,592
Posted By lil'hobo

159923159924Hey gang, Here's my commuter. ...

159923159924Hey gang,

Here's my commuter. While I can't commute to work on it, I do use it for almost all of my errands around the neighborhood. It's a 90 or 91 Raleigh Talon I purchased new. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By lil'hobo

Cool, that is good to hear. I picked one up last...

Cool, that is good to hear. I picked one up last night and put it on my bike today. Installation and set up was a breeze. It's accurate and seems to be really well built, the wire and ssensor are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By lil'hobo

Bontrager Trip 1 computer experience

Hi, I posted this in the electronics forum but it seems no one there has any experience with this model of computer so maybe some of you have used or are familiar with the Bontrager Trip 1 computer....
07-14-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By lil'hobo

Bontrager Trip 1 cyclo computer question

I've been thinking of installing a simple wired computer on my bike, just want odometer and speedometer functions. I was thinking of the Bontrager Trip 1 as it seems well constructed and the right...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By lil'hobo

Great, that will make the old garage much less...

Great, that will make the old garage much less messy! Thank you for the responses.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By lil'hobo

Storing my road bike

Hello,

I have just purchased my first road bike, used but new to me. It's a old Maruishi with alloy Araya 36 spoke wheels. My question is, is it ok to hang it up by the wheels on hooks from the...
06-03-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By lil'hobo

153656153657 Hi everyone, Thanks so much...

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Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for all of your help. I was able to figure it out with your great suggestions. It turns out the problem is the lock nut. It uses some weird clamp...
05-28-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By lil'hobo

FBinNY, thanks for the idea. I just checked the...

FBinNY, thanks for the idea. I just checked the cups and they are in there nice and tight. No movement at all.

dabac, I had thought that might be the case too, however, when I checked out the...
05-27-10, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By lil'hobo

1 1/8 Threaded headset question

Hi everyone,

I have an older (early 90s) Raleigh mountain bike that I have owned since new and use it primarily for rails trails and general transportation (no actual mountain biking). I really...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,725
Posted By lil'hobo

Thanks for the input everyone. It sounds like...

Thanks for the input everyone. It sounds like PlanetBike fenders are pretty universally liked, so that's a good sign. I think I am going to check out the Cascadia model. I Like the way they look...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,725
Posted By lil'hobo

About to buy fenders, any thoughts?

I have been looking at the Planet Bike 60mm fenders for a while now and about ready to buy them. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or opinion on them. You know, fitment, durability, noise,...
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