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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By velojym

Fond memories of riding with ABC. I watched the...

Fond memories of riding with ABC. I watched the bridge being built as I made countless laps on the river trail. Not there anymore, and wish we had something like that here. :)
09-29-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

Did my final weigh-in with Healthywage. Pending...

Did my final weigh-in with Healthywage. Pending final confirmation, it's in the bag.
Once that's done, I'm going to play with their numbers and see what I can work up for a shorter wager to go along...
09-29-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,093
Posted By velojym

Previously posted bike, but with trekking bars...

Previously posted bike, but with trekking bars installed.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1325/img_20190819_174022875_eb346eb5d201aeadad2a0afb22fc645a21f13350.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,821
Posted By velojym

Yeah, I guess, for a few model years, it was...

Yeah, I guess, for a few model years, it was easier to run a disc fork. Eventually they changed the frame to allow for a rear disc too.
I'm ok with running mullet, but it can make finding a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 228,435
Posted By velojym

I've neglected my riding, though I have been...

I've neglected my riding, though I have been filling the gaps with a lot of hikes.
...
09-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

241.5 this morning. Helped mark the route...

241.5 this morning.

Helped mark the route for the BBC century that's happening later this month, though I can't attend, as I'm working Saturdays.
09-01-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

This morning's weigh-in: 242.6 Kinda slow...

This morning's weigh-in: 242.6

Kinda slow going on the bare weight numbers this past month or so, but I've been changing my routines and riding more, which appears to have added some visual bulk...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,993
Posted By velojym

Mine is kinda competitive when she wants to be....

Mine is kinda competitive when she wants to be. Once, while riding around White Rock Lake in Dallas, a guy pulled up behind us and said "Ooh, a tandem! Free ride!"
She almost tossed me out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,993
Posted By velojym

I've ridden my MTB when going on a ride with my...

I've ridden my MTB when going on a ride with my wife. She's a good rider, but hasn't put quite the mileage in I have, so I'd weigh myself down a little for those rides. Worked out fine... then we...
08-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By velojym

Oh, sorry. It's just a road that bridges two more...

Oh, sorry. It's just a road that bridges two more major roads. Usually the only traffic on them are folks who live there or otherwise have a reason to be there. Makes for a great little loop for...
08-25-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By velojym

All those miles, on this stout frame, with the...

All those miles, on this stout frame, with the cro-mo Project 2 fork... on high pressure 23c Axial Pro tires... yeah. Anything but the smoothest roads could be a bit harsh, and I'd accepted it as...
08-25-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By velojym

It's nice to hear (read) something other than:...

It's nice to hear (read) something other than: "Eww! Old bike! Buy new Bike!" :)
This is a 60cm frame, and I'm 6'4" tall. I ride a 62 or 63 on road bikes with the lower BB heights.

I was poking...
08-24-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By velojym

Ooh. Bad thing, but fortunately not a disaster. ...

Ooh. Bad thing, but fortunately not a disaster.

Over the years, since I bought Jake new in '01 ("last year's model", so I got a discount), I've replaced and serviced components as needed, and put...
08-24-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 182,270
Posted By velojym

That certainly looks like you're pretty aero...

That certainly looks like you're pretty aero riding that one. :)

I swapped the trekking bar back in to mine, in case I forgot to mention above... I don't see it anyway, so here it is. I rode it...
08-23-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

I may yet go to black for those parts, as I...

I may yet go to black for those parts, as I wouldn't mind putting this bar tape and saddle on my old Bridgestone, for the retro look. Thanks, I mostly went by feel on the cockpit, and though I don't...
08-23-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,867
Posted By velojym

When I was a kid, this was one of the first...

When I was a kid, this was one of the first *good* bikes I wanted... but never got, after seeing them featured in a movie I kinda liked.
...
08-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Everything's on except for the FD. My clamp should be here by...
08-22-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,334
Posted By velojym

I was worried about the tire clearance on the...

I was worried about the tire clearance on the 2005 Trek 1200 I'm putting together. Fortunately, it handled the 28c Gatorskins just fine.
I've definitely seen some from that era the looked awful...
08-22-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

My box o' groupset from China showed up last...

My box o' groupset from China showed up last night. It was the very last package on the UPS driver's truck. :)

As I had the day off, I went ahead and started putting the Trek together today....
08-20-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

My wife is gonna regret getting the house with a...

My wife is gonna regret getting the house with a big basement. :)

Nice Dale!

I'm poking around g-maps, looking for a route I can manage from the house. This was especially a problem over a...
Forum: Introductions
08-19-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By velojym

I'm originally from Clovis. Welcome!

I'm originally from Clovis. Welcome!
08-19-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

Though the Montague's old narrow flat bar worked...

Though the Montague's old narrow flat bar worked fine on the Dale, I got bored today and swapped the trekking bar back on... now with the longer stem.
Looks a lot better now, especially with the...
08-19-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,855
Posted By velojym

They do look nice. Ours has Deore cranks. Good...

They do look nice. Ours has Deore cranks. Good stuff, but not a lot of 'classic pretty' looks.
08-18-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,321
Posted By velojym

Normal Sunday Birmingham ride, though a little...

Normal Sunday Birmingham ride, though a little shorter, as some of the riders are leaving town. I added a few miles before packing it up.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2630052326
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08-17-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,832
Posted By velojym

I have 23/25 tires sitting in the basement right...

I have 23/25 tires sitting in the basement right now, and 28c Gatorskins on the Trek I'm putting together. Toying with the idea of putting the former on that bike just to try 'em out.

Or... as...
08-17-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,855
Posted By velojym

Well, after talking with Jack at the central AL...

Well, after talking with Jack at the central AL tandem shop, I'm informed that the front rim is probably ok. The stock rims that came with this bike were a little concave from the factory.
I'll...
08-16-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,855
Posted By velojym

Speaking of color... the back half of the bike is...

Speaking of color... the back half of the bike is scratched and chipped up a bit, spd cleats can be murder on paint. Need to find some touch up paint in this color. I can't justify the budget for a...
08-15-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

The fork came with the bike originally. While the...

The fork came with the bike originally. While the saddle is merely there as a 'placeholder' for now, I do have some bar tape that might go well with it. I like a little brown here and there.
But,...
08-15-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

I have a nice Bontrager seatpost that's the right...

I have a nice Bontrager seatpost that's the right size, in black...

What say you folks? Should I keep it mostly silver back there?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 228,435
Posted By velojym

Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this...

Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this weekend. :)
While sorting through over a decade's accumulation of bike parts and gear, I ran across my never-used Thudbuster seatpost... it was the...
08-14-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By velojym

Jake the Snake! While it may not be vintage to...

Jake the Snake! While it may not be vintage to this crowd, I've been complimented on my 'classic' ride....
08-14-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,321
Posted By velojym

No, but I got about 5.4 miles of hiking in :)...

No, but I got about 5.4 miles of hiking in :) Mixing that with my riding for bone density and to keep things hoppin'.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,357
Posted By velojym

I'm gonna be between 400-500 bucks in to this...

I'm gonna be between 400-500 bucks in to this bike when all's said and done. Not a screamin' deal, but works well enough for my needs.

Getting it together as I gather bits and pieces. Just...
08-14-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

Trek is starting to resemble a real bike... Just...

Trek is starting to resemble a real bike... Just got the wheels and bar/stem in today. Some Gatorskins I had waiting downstairs seem to fit fine (brakes are supposed to handle 28c fine, too)....
08-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

It was boneheaded, but the reason for my seatpost...

It was boneheaded, but the reason for my seatpost slippage was my use of a QR bolt, and a collar that wasn't designed for it. Ah well. All sorted out now.
I'll be marking the seatpost with a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,357
Posted By velojym

Not looking. Already got. It's a 63

Not looking. Already got. It's a 63
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,357
Posted By velojym

If only they had one in my size. :)

If only they had one in my size. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,357
Posted By velojym

Bout a hundred. So, not a *screaming* deal, but...

Bout a hundred. So, not a *screaming* deal, but still ok for me. Fortunately, though the GCN guys had different ideas, I'm not after a "super" bike, just a good solid mount for club and event rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,357
Posted By velojym

I enjoyed that GCN video as well, and the timing...

I enjoyed that GCN video as well, and the timing was pretty good, as I'd just won a 2005 1200 frame on the bay.
I'm mounting Deda stem/bar, and bought a Tiagra groupset on alibaba for just over 200...
08-12-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 981
Posted By velojym

While not very vintage, I'm building up a 2005...

While not very vintage, I'm building up a 2005 Trek 1200 frame I lowballed on the Bay, with scrounged parts and a groupset from a-baba.

More in line with this part of the forum, I've managed to...
08-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

I am taking that tack, to whatever extent I'm...

I am taking that tack, to whatever extent I'm able (I'm not real social), and she seems interested. So, I'll see how that works out. In the meantime she's out of town for a conference.

My "new"...
08-12-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

I think they've accepted it. However, with one of...

I think they've accepted it. However, with one of us (me) gaining fitness and looking/feeling a lot better, I think it can be taken as a sort of threat to the other spouse's sense of security. I've...
08-11-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

I'm going with Tiagra for this one, and I'm in...

I'm going with Tiagra for this one, and I'm in full agreement with the last post.
Jake came with 105, and I loved it. ST-5500, so a few generations back now, which has a lot to do with why my new...
08-11-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 182,270
Posted By velojym

That is a purty color.

That is a purty color.
08-11-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,558
Posted By velojym

I haven't ridden with any dogs, but at times when...

I haven't ridden with any dogs, but at times when I've hiked and done some backcountry running, the two that stand out the most are: Spock, a Border Collie... and Lucy, a German Shorthaired Pointer....
08-11-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

N+1 As I'm getting to the point where I...

N+1

As I'm getting to the point where I want to join some more 'serious' rides, and the fact that I don't have a 'proper' road bike, I just lowballed a bid on the Bay for a Trek frameset.
It's...
08-11-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 182,270
Posted By velojym

Got a ride in with what I think might be my final...

Got a ride in with what I think might be my final arrangement, and it is good. Only thing I need to address is a new seatpost clamp. I'm gonna take off the QR one and
replace it with a bolt model....
08-11-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,759
Posted By velojym

Downtown ride today, 20.5 miles. I'm starting to...

Downtown ride today, 20.5 miles. I'm starting to think I need to hook up with one of the local clubs and try some more 'traditional' club rides now. I enjoy most aspects of the social rides, but now...
08-09-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By velojym

If it were only a couple mm, I wouldn't sweat it...

If it were only a couple mm, I wouldn't sweat it too much, but I think when it gets that far, I'd want to have some properly sized tubes on hand.
I have heard of folks using undersized tubes to...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,828
Posted By velojym

While I enjoy my dSLRs, I do still enjoy messing...

While I enjoy my dSLRs, I do still enjoy messing around with my old film cameras. My little Canonet would be awesome for L'Eroica or retro ride use, though some companies do offer some lovely retro...
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