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02-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,771
Posted By Knet

I have been supremely happy with my Salsa...

I have been supremely happy with my Salsa Marrakesh, except when I hit serious mud, but it doesn't really have the tires for that. It has a ton of clearance, not sure what the limit is as I am more...
02-14-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,129
Posted By Knet

Interesting route that it is taking this year. ...

Interesting route that it is taking this year. No overnights in bigger cities. Not sure why they did that, but I suspect that all the one-day riders they had for the ride into Iowa City last year...
02-14-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,375
Posted By Knet

10 years, congrats. I just past my 1 year...

10 years, congrats. I just past my 1 year milestone with RCC.
09-24-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By Knet

I might have one of those laying around. Let me...

I might have one of those laying around. Let me check tonight when I get off work.

EDIT: Nope, don't have one of those.
09-19-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,150
Posted By Knet

Not that much, maybe 3 shots over the morning, ...

Not that much, maybe 3 shots over the morning, It just didn't agree with me. AT all.
09-19-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,150
Posted By Knet

This also applies to pickle juice, which people...

This also applies to pickle juice, which people on my first century insisted was necessary to prevent cramping. Very bad idea (for me). Very unpleasant last 1/4 of the ride.
09-11-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,002
Posted By Knet

That's totally true. But in each case they left...

That's totally true. But in each case they left and then came back. At least in my mind, that's a very different thing.
09-11-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,002
Posted By Knet

Sooooo............ You bought a gravel bike....

Sooooo............

You bought a gravel bike.
You took the gravel bike home.
You came back to the bike shop and complained about a paint chip on your gravel bike.
The bike shop gave you $100.
...
09-11-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,670
Posted By Knet

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/35470635_10212742913192407_7619375990032039936_o_d512b4ab1406001da18a20409434a12d67ad42cf.jpg
I picked up a Marakesh early this...
09-04-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,321
Posted By Knet

It's been my experience that they are not...

It's been my experience that they are not interchangable, and some of those hoods are just not available anymore.
09-03-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 134,530
Posted By Knet

Well, its raining buckets so no riding today....

Well, its raining buckets so no riding today. So.........

It's resto-mod day. I have an 87 Trek 560 in ridiculously pristine shape, that I am converting from 6 speed to HyperGlide 7-speed,...
08-31-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,032
Posted By Knet

Actually about a month and a half ago some...

Actually about a month and a half ago some Two-Hearted Ale caused me to get this:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x900/s_l1600_f924e0a1337f5d2b83e286b78f5b3632db7438d8.jpg...
Forum: Touring
08-23-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 37,719
Posted By Knet

So I just went thru this process for myself. ...

So I just went thru this process for myself. Looked at the (new) Trek 520. Meh. I have an '87 520, but it is set up more as a weekend 'event' cruiser than an actual touring bike.
Almost pulled...
07-30-18, 02:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,338
Posted By Knet

Extra? hmmmm, nothing 'extra', imho. ...

Extra? hmmmm, nothing 'extra', imho.

minipump
Tube
Patch kit
multitool
tire levers
bike lock
FirstAid kit (self adhesive wraps, bandages, enough to bandage a knee and 2 hands, misc other...
07-28-18, 03:37 PM
07-28-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,132
Posted By Knet

Too late.

Too late.
07-27-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By Knet

Aero tech. Their big guy stuff is, in fact, big....

Aero tech. Their big guy stuff is, in fact, big. Well made, fits right. I am a fan.


https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/big-man-cycling-kits.html
07-27-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,132
Posted By Knet

Currently going at 232 lbs. And while I am not...

Currently going at 232 lbs. And while I am not riding it YET, I just picked up a Co-Motion Norwester frame. Reynolds 853 air hardened steel, baby! This should build into a PERFECT Clyde bike for...
07-25-18, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By Knet

"ruining it?" You haven't done it, but you...

"ruining it?"

You haven't done it, but you know it's being ruined?

As someone who has done multiple, complete RAGBRAI's, both registered and unregistered, I might suggest you actually DO a...
07-24-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Knet

Sounds like you could get pretty much what you...

Sounds like you could get pretty much what you want int he used bike market right now. Just gotta figure out exactly what it is you actually want.

Sounds like a gravel bike, or even a touring...
07-24-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,536
Posted By Knet

Buyers market, $1300 will get you alot of bike. ...

Buyers market, $1300 will get you alot of bike.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-made-LeMond-Buenos-Aires-Reynolds-853-Rolf-Pro-Serviced-Support-free-bikes/253564630759?hash=item3b09a136e7
07-18-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By Knet

hmmm Probably worse things in the world than...

hmmm

Probably worse things in the world than having to keep the '87s around....
07-18-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,472
Posted By Knet

Are C&V values falling (quickly) or summer doldrums?

Noticing that the prices (eBay) on '80's era steel Treks has...... fallen dramatically, and stuff isn't moving.

Is that just because it is summer riding season and folks have their ride for the...
06-27-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,288
Posted By Knet

I have 3x7 MicroShifts on my 520 as well, and...

I have 3x7 MicroShifts on my 520 as well, and while they aren't to the level of my Ultegra STI's that I have on my other bikes, I think they do a fine job. And they can be picked up fairly cheap on...
Forum: Touring
06-19-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Knet

Ya, actual saddle sores, and they still hurt. ...

Ya, actual saddle sores, and they still hurt. I'll try the adjustment, but I have an older saddle that is a tour veteran that may be getting swapped in fo r the rest of this season
Forum: Touring
06-18-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Knet

But, but...... what about my instant...

But, but...... what about my instant gratification?!?!?!? I was promised instant......., oh wait no I wasn't.

So ~400 - 500 miles before they are broken in? That's a big commitment.
Forum: Touring
06-18-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Knet

OK, so I bought a new Salsa Marakesh......

.....which I really liked at first, but that Brooks saddle has caused saddle sores like I haven't had in years. I know they need breaking in, but holly crap.

How long before those seats stop...
Forum: Touring
01-03-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Knet

I haven't done that ride, but did a similar ride...

I haven't done that ride, but did a similar ride in lower Michigan last year, ShoreLine West tour put on by League of Michigan Bicyclists.
LMB Bicycle Tours - Shoreline West Bicycle Tour...
09-06-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Knet

I was just starting to consider...

I was just starting to consider that...................
09-05-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Knet

It is pinned in 4 spots. It is not ramped. ...

It is pinned in 4 spots. It is not ramped.

It's the Alize model 48-130.
09-05-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Knet

Ultegra 9-spd triple and TA Specialties outer ring.

Has anyone had luck using a 48 tooth TA Specialities outer ring on an Ultegra 6500 triple crankset? Does it shift correctly with STI brifters?


I did a little research and am not finding it too...
09-01-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,746
Posted By Knet

I had 3x7 Microshift brifters on my 520 for a...

I had 3x7 Microshift brifters on my 520 for a while, I thought they were fine. Not Ultegra STI level, as noted, but they worked well enough that they will end up on a 87 Trek 560 in the next month...
07-15-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,133
Posted By Knet

Those a very nice bikes, very enjoyably rides.

Those a very nice bikes, very enjoyably rides.
07-13-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,165
Posted By Knet

You know, if I came across one of those early...

You know, if I came across one of those early '80s Trek 170's, in my size and in good shape, for a good price........ I could talk myself into one of those pretty easily.
07-13-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,924
Posted By Knet

Ya, pretty sure you did.

Ya, pretty sure you did.
06-23-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Knet

Oh, I suspect the wheel builder at Goldfinch...

Oh, I suspect the wheel builder at Goldfinch would have clued me in, they are good about that.
06-23-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Knet

Duh, ya, I should have mentioned that. ...

Duh, ya, I should have mentioned that.

Shimanoo 600 EX. FH-6207

http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=035e1f13-2978-4b44-ba35-8e0bc55d3479&Enum=110

Now that I think about it, it...
06-23-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Knet

NOS hubs may have an issue

So I purchased some NOS hubs that match my 560 original equipment, for a wheelset to be built over the winter.

The hubs are every bit of 30 years old, they look great, still in the box, but the...
06-20-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,344
Posted By Knet

I wouldn't mind hearing a bit more on how you...

I wouldn't mind hearing a bit more on how you trued the dropouts, I am getting ready to cold set my 520 (also an '87) to accommodate a 9-speed drivetrain and spiffy new Ultegra hubs and Dyad wheels.
06-19-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,344
Posted By Knet

In that case I 'think' what you will need is...

In that case I 'think' what you will need is something like an Ultegra 6800 HolloTech BB, which are pretty inexpensive if you search around. You can get those in English threaded (68mm). That...
06-19-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,344
Posted By Knet

That's a really nice bike, well worth the price. ...

That's a really nice bike, well worth the price.

Why replace the fork? Is it damaged? If not, I would keep it.

I used a Shimano BB-UN55 on my '87 for a bottom bracket. Did you keep the...
06-18-17, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Knet

Well, without knowing what qualifies as "wise"...

Well, without knowing what qualifies as "wise" and "cost-efficient", I would say that the cheapest route is a trip thru eBay, they have some pretty inexpensive wheelsets built on 126 hubs, but that...
06-14-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,772
Posted By Knet

I'll add my vote to AeroTech, I have a couple of...

I'll add my vote to AeroTech, I have a couple of their shorts and jerseys. Good stuff and a good fit for bigger guys.
06-14-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By Knet

Yikes....... at least your leg should heal...

Yikes....... at least your leg should heal up........ but the Fiat......:rolleyes:
06-10-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By Knet

Wow, I had NO idea those old Schwinns went for...

Wow, I had NO idea those old Schwinns went for that much.
06-09-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By Knet

You wanna see unreasonable, check this out for...

You wanna see unreasonable, check this out for $900:

https://images.craigslist.org/00a0a_dV7StoVpImp_600x450.jpg

https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/bik/6163674848.html
06-06-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 510,945
Posted By Knet

I don't see anything to suggest it isn't an '85...

I don't see anything to suggest it isn't an '85 470, why do you think it's not?
06-01-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By Knet

There is actually a pair of BL-6403 hoods...

There is actually a pair of BL-6403 hoods included with the bike. No idea if those will work. We shall see.
06-01-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By Knet

New Old bike has arrived, and it is in better...

New Old bike has arrived, and it is in better shape than I had hoped. Like showroom shape. Like I can't find evidence of use......at all. Almost afraid to ride it........ but I'll get over that.
...
05-27-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,930
Posted By Knet

Outstanding job!! Really, very nice.

Outstanding job!! Really, very nice.
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