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Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,129
Posted By T Stew

Well, only if you wear shoes, lol. Ergon PC2...

Well, only if you wear shoes, lol.

Ergon PC2 pedals most comfortable I have tried, even without shoes.

Runner up and much classier looking Velo Orange Grand Cru Sabot pedals
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,096
Posted By T Stew

If I need/want to put something on my feet off...

If I need/want to put something on my feet off the bike I always have in my saddle bag a minimalist pair of sandals (Unshoes Wakova Feathers) - they are only 5mm thick flat rubber with very minimal...
07-13-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,109
Posted By T Stew

Actually, they don't, that is illegal here. It's...

Actually, they don't, that is illegal here. It's rarely enforced but I know a fellow runner of mine downtown getting stopped and warned by a cop for being in the road when sidewalk was available....
07-13-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,572
Posted By T Stew

I just participated in a 3-day group ride in the...

I just participated in a 3-day group ride in the Adirondack Mountains in my bare feet. Turned some heads that's for sure. Some people were amazed I wasn't clipping in, like it was some kind of...
07-12-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,512
Posted By T Stew

Most vehicles consume very little horsepower once...

Most vehicles consume very little horsepower once up to a steady speed. I think you'd find your Suburban quite capable of driving on the flat road with the Kia engine no problem. I read an article on...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-12-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,279
Posted By T Stew

Thanks for the update, and sharing pics...

Thanks for the update, and sharing pics @Jeremiesmith77 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/jeremiesmith77-486141.html) Kudus for whichever one of you using the old school bike too, that's my style...
07-10-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,585
Posted By T Stew

Everything around here is pretty flat, especially...

Everything around here is pretty flat, especially the rail trails which I usually use since they are nearby. With a ride in the mountains coming up I for once tried to train with hills, but couldn't...
07-10-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,512
Posted By T Stew

Have you actually tried the boxcar or trailer...

Have you actually tried the boxcar or trailer example or just making a huge assumption? I have pedaled a 1,000+ lb railcar bike and can attest on the flats its was extremely easy to pedal. It was...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-10-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,279
Posted By T Stew

Did you do your ride? I'm grateful to have easy...

Did you do your ride? I'm grateful to have easy access to the Ohio to Erie trail nearby my house (the Heart of Ohio Trail section). I've done from Columbus to Fredericksburg. Toying with doing the...
05-30-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 99,464
Posted By T Stew

Has anyone converted to a more modern cassette...

Has anyone converted to a more modern cassette like a 10 speed XT 11-36? Have any issues?

I converted my '88 Tempo over to a modern wheel and 11-36XT and I think it's fantastic even with just a...
01-17-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,832
Posted By T Stew

Just to follow up here, we did come to a partial...

Just to follow up here, we did come to a partial refund agreement so I'll be keeping it.

That's the way to do it! I've had lot's of bikes shipped and thankfully minimal problems so far.


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01-15-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,832
Posted By T Stew

Sorry for the delay, working long hours. And I...

Sorry for the delay, working long hours. And I was going to post some pics, but once again forgot about it until I left for work (working nightshifts this week) and my pics are at home. But sounds...
01-15-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,832
Posted By T Stew

Bike packaging from Ebay, are you kidding me?

I finally got one of the bikes I've been watching out for a few years, a Cimarron not just to add to my 80's Schwinn collection but to build into a bit of a tourer that can take some larger tires and...
01-15-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,083
Posted By T Stew

Or no shoes at all... I fend Ergons to be my...

Or no shoes at all... I fend Ergons to be my favorite barefoot pedal. Cheapest, lightest, coolest (for hot weather), most comfortable shoes I have found is no shoes at all :roflmao:
08-11-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 57,455
Views: 8,345,024
Posted By T Stew

Man I wish I was closer, anyone willing to...

Man I wish I was closer, anyone willing to facilitate near Springfield? Otherwise I hope one of our 80's ATB enthusiasts get ahold of this. I'd love to add a front rack and load this up and go on a...
08-10-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By T Stew

Scale, the H.S. has lowrider rack mounts and dual...

Scale, the H.S. has lowrider rack mounts and dual fork eyelets, so you could utilize those instead of rack over the front tire. I have my Voyageur setup this way with 4 panniers and its a great...
08-10-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 187,207
Posted By T Stew

Anyone in Springfield MO able to facilitate? I've...

Anyone in Springfield MO able to facilitate? I've been looking for one of these for a few years... https://springfield.craigslist.org/bik/d/1987-schwinn-cimarron-le/6666913934.html
07-07-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,623
Posted By T Stew

Well when I researched this a couple years ago I...

Well when I researched this a couple years ago I found that the FSA used slightly different sizes in their carbon cranks vs alloy cranks and that only the alloy 24mm spindle ones where compatible...
07-07-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,390
Posted By T Stew

I consider myself lucky that I've been able to...

I consider myself lucky that I've been able to ride just fine on almost all seats I have (a lot) mostly all original to the 80's bikes they are on. I have a couple pair of cycling shorts/bibs but I...
07-07-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,426
Posted By T Stew

How would you know they are 'serious' or 'avid'?...

How would you know they are 'serious' or 'avid'? A criminal is likely not to tell you the truth. Lots of criminals ride bikes, whether or not they tell you they are a serious rider or you find out...
04-01-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,110
Posted By T Stew

I have a mixte of the same but I've yet to...

I have a mixte of the same but I've yet to assemble from having it shipped (same metallic blue as well). I always wanted a bike with those top mounted dt shifters but mine came with stem shifters....
04-01-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 99,464
Posted By T Stew

Yeah I have been thinking about them lately, I...

Yeah I have been thinking about them lately, I just have so much going on and a couple other frames I'm wanting to build that I'm not in any kind of rush. The trekking bars do look like they would...
03-27-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 99,464
Posted By T Stew

I have not used the Crazy Bars yet but the...

I have not used the Crazy Bars yet but the attraction there for me was to use them like drop bars/bullhorn bars on the tops and horns, with the swept back parts for rough/offroad or just another more...
03-25-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,783
Posted By T Stew

Nice! I also have a Sprint group still...

Nice!

I also have a Sprint group still sporting a spoke protector too
03-24-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 99,464
Posted By T Stew

Awesome Cims Badger & Cooper! I've been...

Awesome Cims Badger & Cooper!

I've been keeping my eye out for a couple of years now for Cimarron to build as a all terrain touring (but mostly road), finally found one just in frame form (ok...
03-21-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By T Stew

Greatstory and good to hear things are looking...

Greatstory and good to hear things are looking better after your divorce. My ex would never like the idea of me having fun without her(but she never wanted to do any of the active things I wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,502
Posted By T Stew

Yep impossible for any of us to tell with any...

Yep impossible for any of us to tell with any certainty. And I'll take it a step further and say downgrading to no shoes works well for me, so not always does more money and fancier brands mean...
03-14-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By T Stew

For fitness I run, depends on what shift I am on...

For fitness I run, depends on what shift I am on but aim for 30-40 miles per week. It's really helped my fitness. I didn't notice much difference when I started adding cycling into the mix, but I...
03-11-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,925
Posted By T Stew

I too don't usually wear bike shorts, even on...

I too don't usually wear bike shorts, even on century ride, touring, etc. I find with good wicking underwear that normal cargo shorts work just fine. I similarly run in cargo shorts, everything from...
Forum: Touring
03-10-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,272
Posted By T Stew

I haven't seen mention yet of Schwinns, the...

I haven't seen mention yet of Schwinns, the Voyageur is a fine touring bike. I forget the exact year, but they changed in early/mid 80's over to more dedicated tourer and included all the important...
03-06-18, 09:27 PM
Replies: 57,455
Views: 8,345,024
Posted By T Stew

Can anyone facilitate in Charleston SC? I've been...

Can anyone facilitate in Charleston SC? I've been trying to hunt down a decent Cimarron for a couple years.

https://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/d/schwinn-80s-cimarron/6507969343.html
...
03-06-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 187,207
Posted By T Stew

Anyone in charleston, SC that can facilitate?

Anyone in charleston, SC that can facilitate?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,908
Posted By T Stew

Very right that I'm in the minority and I do...

Very right that I'm in the minority and I do count myself lucky. I'm lucky too I have nice bike trails that are smooth, I think if I was on the rough stuff a lot then pedal retention might be more of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,908
Posted By T Stew

Interesting... I don't wear shoes or gloves at...

Interesting... I don't wear shoes or gloves at all unless its cold, don't usually wear bike shorts either (but I do wear shorts, just not spandex padding ones, to be clear). :lol: I'd say a saddle is...
03-04-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By T Stew

Was it a carbon crankset? I had thought of...

Was it a carbon crankset? I had thought of sticking to one BB to cover a few different cranks (got a few dura ace BB9000 as they were cheap). Looked into FSA and lots of reports that their carbon...
03-04-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By T Stew

If I must wear shoes for something, I usually...

If I must wear shoes for something, I usually remove the insoles, usually much more comfy for me. Feels very odd having material built up in my arches since I am so used to being barefoot.
02-12-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 231,206
Posted By T Stew

Wow that is one nice looking Circuit davered58 ...

Wow that is one nice looking Circuit davered58

I have just a frame but have acquired what would have been all the original parts for an '87 build with Suntour drivetrain. The white Sante group...
02-07-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,873
Posted By T Stew

No, I do get that, though I did have to be...

No, I do get that, though I did have to be reminded about the hazard when it comes to racing and kickstands (though I doubt anyone was really contemplating that scenario?). But you don't seem to get...
02-06-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,871
Posted By T Stew

How is it some people take what I say so far out...

How is it some people take what I say so far out of context? Or are you referring to someone else? I assume me, since your response was right after, but maybe you should quote or mention like...
02-06-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,873
Posted By T Stew

I'm not sure I follow your angle, it seems quite...

I'm not sure I follow your angle, it seems quite the norm here. A bit of ridicule is often had at the sight of 'dork' disks and the like. Or is that an accolade? Often the folks sporting all these...
02-04-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,873
Posted By T Stew

Yes by all means make sure you know what you're...

Yes by all means make sure you know what you're doing when adding any equipment, especially kickstands. This brings up a sore point why a simple kickstand plate is not standard on touring bikes when...
02-04-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,602
Posted By T Stew

I've been debating building a stand and free...

I've been debating building a stand and free motion retrofit from dimensional lumber so post back or let me know what you find out...
Maybe a vertical 2x3 and a set of roller blade wheels on the...
02-04-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,873
Posted By T Stew

No. At least not everyone. Some people...

No.
At least not everyone. Some people apparently obsess about looks and fashion, some could care less. If I was building a bike up I probably would not include those items, but it they came on my...
02-04-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 39,684
Posted By T Stew

I'm pretty sure what he meant wasn't that the...

I'm pretty sure what he meant wasn't that the caps would hold air pressure but guard against the valve becoming loose accidentally which could then be prone to leaking. Like how a cap on a spray...
02-04-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By T Stew

Truer words have never been spoken lol. I built a...

Truer words have never been spoken lol. I built a 40x40 pole-barn/garage several years ago... its currently full and none of my vehicles nor my bigger tractor is in it (nor my larger trailer and one...
02-04-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,871
Posted By T Stew

Yes 6 days/72hrs. It's a 5 week rotation, only...

Yes 6 days/72hrs. It's a 5 week rotation, only one of the 5 weeks is 72hrs. We get a week off so it balances out.


I would not even contemplate commuting via bike daily, I don't even ride outside...
02-03-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,871
Posted By T Stew

How are we to know what you're capable of? You...

How are we to know what you're capable of? You are a much better judge of what you can do than we are. So ask yourself are you certain you can do it? If you have to ask probably not.


We have...
01-26-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,983
Posted By T Stew

You can tour on just about anything, and in many...

You can tour on just about anything, and in many cases attach racks even on bikes without mounts so if you're on a tight budget I'd say get what is comfy and economical for you. That being said in...
01-26-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,242
Posted By T Stew

Of course being way more active will help you...

Of course being way more active will help you stay trim and perhaps look younger. And good job giving up autos, I could not but do admire those that can. I was quite out of shape in my 20's, so I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,184
Posted By T Stew

I guess if you're racing especially in those...

I guess if you're racing especially in those 'rollers' one could really appreciate quicker and more convenient shifting. This doesn't really bother me since I don't race. No one has ever dropped me...
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