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07-01-18, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Little Darwin

Thanks for the input. Those are promising.

Thanks for the input. Those are promising.
06-30-18, 01:40 PM
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Views: 898
Posted By Little Darwin

Bike Recommendation

Posting here because I think others here have similar issues. :) I have been inactive on bikeforums.net for a few years, but remember this particular forum fondly.


I built a bike for a friend...
09-29-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,093
Posted By Little Darwin

What are the best QR skewers for horizontal dropouts?

I built a bike for a friend, a nice Nishiki chromoly step-through road frame set up as a rail trail bike. I am now being labeled as an idiot because there is one troubling issue.

The bike worked...
07-15-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Little Darwin

WTB - Good quality sprung saddle for upright position

A friend would like to try a sprung saddle on the bike I built up for her, which is basically a chromoly framed step thru sport tourer with upright bars, and modern drive train. Budget is "as low as...
07-15-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 135,508
Posted By Little Darwin

I know somebody up in NH who reconditions old...

I know somebody up in NH who reconditions old bikes for people to use as transportation. He may be willing to donate a wheel if he has one. I'll email him tonight. I forget exactly where he is,...
06-02-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By Little Darwin

I live on Mooney Road. A fine address for a fine...

I live on Mooney Road. A fine address for a fine bike, if the bike were smaller and I was richer and thinner.
06-01-16, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Little Darwin

Schwinn Superior

I don't know about the price, but this definitely looks like a great project for the right enthusiast.

Schwinn Superior a.s 1940's (http://scranton.craigslist.org/bik/5600846277.html)

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05-23-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,096
Posted By Little Darwin

I had one idiot (not in a pickup) yell at me once...

I had one idiot (not in a pickup) yell at me once to get on the sidewalk. In hindsight, I decided if anyone ever yells that at me again, my response will be "I am not walking" But my response was...
05-20-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17,058
Views: 2,561,661
Posted By Little Darwin

He probably discovered that the rocket engines...

He probably discovered that the rocket engines designed to launch a 3-4 ounce rocket up 200-300 feet don't provide enough thrust to notice pushing a 50 pound bike and a rider forward.

Though it...
05-20-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,998
Posted By Little Darwin

I was going to respond humorously, then noticed...

I was going to respond humorously, then noticed the start date of the thread (when I got to the end of the first page and saw how many pages there are).

So, I changed my mind and I wanted to let...
05-20-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,786
Posted By Little Darwin

I always ride with a trunk bag on my rear rack. ...

I always ride with a trunk bag on my rear rack.

For flats: Tire levers, at least 1 spare tube, a patch kit, CO2 inflater with at least 2 cartridges, topeak road morph pump, schreader adapter for...
05-20-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,492
Posted By Little Darwin

I don't see any need to spend extra for the Trek....

I don't see any need to spend extra for the Trek. In general, Giant is usually a good buy as far as bang for the buck.

I would however suggest a different option. I bought a Sedona DX in 2003,...
05-19-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,142
Posted By Little Darwin

You need to go with the same number of gears if...

You need to go with the same number of gears if you want the bike to shift properly (assuming you have indexed gearing).

Also, as a 7 speed, you may have a freewheel, and not a cassette. This...
05-17-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,495
Posted By Little Darwin

I think that as with many things, the dork disk...

I think that as with many things, the dork disk peaked, and has never recovered from the time when they decided to try to make them less visible by making them plastic. Was that when cassettes came...
05-17-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,537
Posted By Little Darwin

I learned from books I checked out from a library...

I learned from books I checked out from a library in the 70's. :)

I have added to that over the past decade by looking around the internet. Primarily Sheldon Brown's site, and YouTube. ...
05-13-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,776
Posted By Little Darwin

OK. Where in Joisey is the Traitor Site? looks...

OK. Where in Joisey is the Traitor Site? looks like a nice trail.
05-13-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Little Darwin

I have a couple of options if you are interested...

I have a couple of options if you are interested in friction shifting heavy old steel, I have a lady's Schwinn 5 speed (Collegiate?) that I haven't gone over yet, but it is in great shape. I could...
05-12-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Little Darwin

I didn't want to guess on the Fuji, but I would...

I didn't want to guess on the Fuji, but I would go with the Trek Verve 1 over the Raleigh, strictly because I prefer rigid forks for my type of riding.

I find it somewhat humorous that they...
05-11-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By Little Darwin

I am your size, so I understand the concerns. ...

I am your size, so I understand the concerns.

A good set of semi-slick tires will be good. I would go with almost any size tire that the rim will accommodate. The tube is pretty irrelevant when...
05-09-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,077,610
Posted By Little Darwin

Based on this trade offer, old 3 speed shifters...

Based on this trade offer, old 3 speed shifters are worth more than I thought. I have a couple older ones if nlerner can't find one..
04-25-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By Little Darwin

Just to add my $0.02 I started to swap...

Just to add my $0.02 I started to swap wheels/tires on a bike last year. I decided to swap from wheels with a deep rim Velocity Deep V, 36 spoke with 32 mm cyclocross tires to a lighter looking box...
03-24-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,077,610
Posted By Little Darwin

ISO a large mixte frame with derailleur hanger. ...

ISO a large mixte frame with derailleur hanger. Something capable of some pretty wide 700c tires would be great (32 - 25 mm)

Have a Raleigh (Marathon?) 510 tubed mixte without hanger, and other...
03-24-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Little Darwin

Sleeping Pad / air matress Options

I have spent the night with friends at various events recently, and have found that the sofa beds that I am usually assigned to are only marginally better than the bare floor, due to the fact I have...
03-08-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Little Darwin

Thanks, I will keep that link for myself too. :)

Thanks, I will keep that link for myself too. :)
03-07-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,199
Posted By Little Darwin

I took a coaster brake wheel apart, rebuilt with...

I took a coaster brake wheel apart, rebuilt with a 3 speed hub using the spokes and rim from the coaster brake wheel, and followed directions in a not very comprehensive book I checked out of the...
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