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Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By steve-in-kville

I have disc brakes all around... and I'm not...

I have disc brakes all around... and I'm not afraid to buy a new fork if need be. I've been budgeting for a new bike for three years and since I'm resurrecting this one, I have some funds to play...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By steve-in-kville

I have to take a drive back there. We go past Fox...

I have to take a drive back there. We go past Fox Road on our way to church, but that won't be happening for a little while. I talked to some people at work and they always remembered lots of cycle...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By steve-in-kville

I wouldn't be against a fork with a lock out, but...

I wouldn't be against a fork with a lock out, but doesn't the extra weight bother you? The stock fork has adjustments, but even on its stiffest setting, its still has some give. Can you recommend...
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By steve-in-kville

'10 Hardrock Touring/Adventure Upfit

I just brushed the cobwebs off my Specialized Hardrock that I bought back in early 2010. I had commuted on it for a while until my boys took turns using it. It has sat for almost two years and I have...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 2,337,197
Posted By steve-in-kville

Love the add-on bar drops! Make & model?

Love the add-on bar drops! Make & model?
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By steve-in-kville

I'll see what I can do. That area was called the...

I'll see what I can do. That area was called the Village of Hopeland and everyone knew everyone else. I'm sure I can come up with something. Give me a few days.
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By steve-in-kville

Canon Hill does, as that is the name of that...

Canon Hill does, as that is the name of that mountain. Elizabeth farms grows trees now. My parents actually farmed that land as tenant farmers when they were first married in 1975, before it was...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By steve-in-kville

It wouldn't per chance be on a farm that now...

It wouldn't per chance be on a farm that now raises Christmas trees?
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By steve-in-kville

Wow, didn't realize so many were familiar with...

Wow, didn't realize so many were familiar with the area. When I first registered here, I still lived in K-ville. The lake you speak of is Middle Creek Wildlife Reserve, or known to the locals as...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By steve-in-kville

You got it. Used to live in that area. I miss it.

You got it. Used to live in that area. I miss it.
03-29-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By steve-in-kville

Swap out suspension fork for fixed?

I've been out of the game for a while. I have a ten-year old Hardrock that I want to swap the front fork for a fixed fork. How do I go about finding a fork that would be geometrically correct? Thank...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By steve-in-kville

Been away for a while

Haven't been riding due to some injuries that kept resurfacing (broken ribs). Parked my touring bike and recently resurrected my old Hardrock. Plan to rebuild it into my commuter/adventure/overnight...
Replies: 29
Views: 3,202
Posted By steve-in-kville

Mike Hall, dude was a beast. Sadly, he went to...

Mike Hall, dude was a beast. Sadly, he went to that big race in the sky.
Forum: Touring
08-19-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,154
Posted By steve-in-kville

Firewood and bourbon and I'm in.

Firewood and bourbon and I'm in.
Replies: 12
Views: 11,222
Posted By steve-in-kville

Mount rear flasher to seat stay?

I know there are a few in this sub-forum who use the larger seat bags, so I thought I'd start here: I do not care for clipping my rear light to my seat bag. Its not sturdy or secure. I've seen bikes...
Forum: Touring
08-10-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By steve-in-kville

I have a few of Apidura packs and they are pretty...

I have a few of Apidura packs and they are pretty high quality.... not sure where you are paying $200 as my medium seat bag was around $120, IIRC. As far as sway, its all in how its loaded from my...
Forum: Touring
07-05-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By steve-in-kville

Helmet mounted headlamp?

I'm looking to add a helmet-mounted lamp. I already have a bar mounted light, and this would supplement that as needed. USB chargeable would be nice, but not required.

Recommendations? Thanks.
07-04-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By steve-in-kville

I think that's what I have, Kool Stops. They're...

I think that's what I have, Kool Stops. They're red, right?

I just went out and gave the brakes a once over, made a few small adjustments. Rear brakes were replaced and work fine (without the...
07-04-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By steve-in-kville

Braking surface cleaning?

My Tourist pulls a trailer and I do not have near the braking power I used to have. I just replaced pads. What solution would I use to clean the braking surface on the rims? Thanks!
04-19-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,762
Posted By steve-in-kville

Dude... I forgot all about those movies... that...

Dude... I forgot all about those movies... that and Police Academy.
04-19-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,463
Posted By steve-in-kville

I am running Gator's in 28's. They fit. This...

I am running Gator's in 28's. They fit. This being said, I just switched to a better wheelset and I am having to wiggle them past the brake pads. I may have to open the brakes up, not sure yet. Still...
04-19-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,959
Posted By steve-in-kville

That kinda makes my eyes hurt.

That kinda makes my eyes hurt.
04-19-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,799
Posted By steve-in-kville

Thanks for the replies. I'm always glad to hear...

Thanks for the replies. I'm always glad to hear from those that do FG distance rides. Badass for sure!
04-18-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,799
Posted By steve-in-kville

Both brakes on FG?

The Kilo is currently undergoing phase 1 of its long overdue rebuild. New wheels, cog, and chain. Phase 2 will be a new crank and bars. That being said, I'm going full time fixed. I have plans to...
04-18-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 99,408
Posted By steve-in-kville

I'm 4' 14", so I'm at the other end of the...

I'm 4' 14", so I'm at the other end of the spectrum. That is a tall bike!!
04-16-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,724
Posted By steve-in-kville

:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
04-16-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By steve-in-kville

I have another wheelset on the way and I ordered...

I have another wheelset on the way and I ordered another 18T for now. I will re-approach this further down the road to see what my needs are. My fitness level can certainly be a lot better, too!
04-11-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,959
Posted By steve-in-kville

Hmmm.... maybe I should go drag the original...

Hmmm.... maybe I should go drag the original drops out of storage and give it a whirl again. Perhaps I have matured??
04-11-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,959
Posted By steve-in-kville

Okay, but I never ride in the drops.... maybe...

Okay, but I never ride in the drops.... maybe I've had all the wrong drop bars over the years.
04-11-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,959
Posted By steve-in-kville

Most comfortable bullhorns?

I have a pair of cheap Fyxation bullhorns. I'm in the process of rebuilding the Kilo this spring, and I'd like to upgrade my bars as well. What bars are the most comfortable, in your opinion?
04-11-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,091
Posted By steve-in-kville

Remember what forum you're in: we all absolutely...

Remember what forum you're in: we all absolutely worship the movie Premium Rush. You're not a real rider unless you've watched it like five times.
04-11-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By steve-in-kville

This one simple trick cam turn a Kilo TT into a...

This one simple trick cam turn a Kilo TT into a Cinelli. Works like a charm!
04-10-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By steve-in-kville

Why? Does it pose a safety issue?

Why? Does it pose a safety issue?
Forum: Commuting
04-09-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By steve-in-kville

That's exactly what I'm after. Thanks!

That's exactly what I'm after. Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
04-07-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By steve-in-kville

Cell phone holster?

I commute with a backpack or messenger bag about 90% of the time. I used to keep my phone in whatever bag I was using at the time, but the more I think of it, I'd much rather keep it more accessible....
Replies: 22
Views: 3,006
Posted By steve-in-kville

I dig the dual headlight arrangement! Are they...

I dig the dual headlight arrangement! Are they powered by a dyno?? I can't tell by the pics.
04-07-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 102,192
Posted By steve-in-kville

Okay, good to know. I just ordered new wheels,...

Okay, good to know. I just ordered new wheels, cog and chain. Got my eye on a new crankset later this spring.
04-07-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By steve-in-kville

Thanks for the replies. Maybe I'll watch the...

Thanks for the replies. Maybe I'll watch the local garage/yard sales for an exercise bike. Not sure I'm wild about wearing my tire down on a trainer.
04-06-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 631,210
Posted By steve-in-kville

After talking about it for 18+ months, I just...

After talking about it for 18+ months, I just ordered a new wheelset and some other goodies from a certain shop in San Diego... next up is a new BB and crankset. Long time coming. The ol' Kilo is...
04-06-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 102,192
Posted By steve-in-kville

Not sure where I read this... but I am replacing...

Not sure where I read this... but I am replacing my cog and chain. Will this have any effect on the chainring? I thought I read somewhere that the entire drivetrain should be replaced all at once to...
04-06-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By steve-in-kville

That's exactly the info I was after. My fitness...

That's exactly the info I was after. My fitness suffered a bit over the fall & winter due to some broken ribs. I gained some weight but I think dropping a tooth in the back isn't gonna be a deal...
04-05-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By steve-in-kville

The wheels I am getting are FG/FG both sides...

The wheels I am getting are FG/FG both sides (from Retro). So I'm okay there. And you're right.... cogs are like $20 at the most.
04-05-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By steve-in-kville

Flip/flop Gearing help?

I am gathering all I need to set up the ol' Kilo as full-time fixed. I want to have a cog on both sides of my hub, as I know many here that do distance events roll that way. I am currently running a...
04-03-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By steve-in-kville

Thanks for the replies. Not sure why I was...

Thanks for the replies. Not sure why I was thinking that trainers came with their own axle/skewer. Think I'll check out the Kurt.
04-02-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By steve-in-kville

Indoor Trainer for FG?

I am training for my first FG century later this year and a possible fixed 200k rando. As much as I'd love to actually put miles on the road, I am finding situations where an indoor trainer would be...
Forum: Touring
03-23-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,569
Posted By steve-in-kville

Thanks for the reply. I have a cheapie $5...

Thanks for the reply. I have a cheapie $5 "lipstick" charger I use (at work) to top off my phone when it's at 50%. I might get two charges out of it, maybe three. This weekend, I plan to keep my...
Forum: Touring
03-23-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,569
Posted By steve-in-kville

Sorry to bring this half-dead thread back, but I...

Sorry to bring this half-dead thread back, but I have a random question about the modern dyno's: If I am not using any lights, will a dyno produce enough juice to charge a battery pack in a...
03-05-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 99,408
Posted By steve-in-kville

^^^ That just made my head hurt a little.

^^^ That just made my head hurt a little.
02-21-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 102,192
Posted By steve-in-kville

Thanks for the suggestion, I had that very chain...

Thanks for the suggestion, I had that very chain on my wish list.

Nope, don't skid, never have. Too old for that. But thanks anyway.
02-21-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 102,192
Posted By steve-in-kville

I'm replacing the entire drive-train on the Kilo....

I'm replacing the entire drive-train on the Kilo. Going with an Omnium crankset and will also need a new cog (18 & 19T) and chain, both in black. Suggestions? Most likely will be ordering from Retro.
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