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01-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By velojym

I'll second the older cro-mo mtb. Also, a good...

I'll second the older cro-mo mtb. Also, a good steel touring bike is a good training stand-in for a clyde road bike. My Surly Long Haul Trucker has been great for this purpose. I was somewhere north...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By velojym

Mine was a few weeks, or a couple months ago....

Mine was a few weeks, or a couple months ago. Same as Steve on the one set, rear wheel out of true. I think it'll hold up fine, just disappointed about the slow/no response.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By velojym

I ordered a set of wheels with RR1.1 rims,...

I ordered a set of wheels with RR1.1 rims, thinking the 36/32 spoke counts would make for strong yet light wheels for me. Before they could ship, I talked with 'em and learned that those rims were a...
10-24-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,195
Posted By velojym

I prefer the tray type racks, and have one for my...

I prefer the tray type racks, and have one for my little Hyundai, but we do have our old hitch mount top tube clamp rack still, and I use it when we need to carry the Santana externally (If we take...
10-21-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By velojym

I've spent a grand or so on my NOS Fire Mountain,...

I've spent a grand or so on my NOS Fire Mountain, with a 1x11 Deore drivetrain and a Judy fork. While I like it fine the way it is, I'm also very used to drops, and might slap one on this bike some...
10-17-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,588
Posted By velojym

Fall ride on the Chief Ladiga trail, though our...

Fall ride on the Chief Ladiga trail, though our trees haven't really started poppin' yet. ...
10-15-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By velojym

As to whether they're worth it... that's pretty...

As to whether they're worth it... that's pretty much up to you. With the current bike market, I think that equation has changed a bit.

Here's mine, but I bought the parts before the market got...
10-12-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,377
Posted By velojym

I can't believe it's been this long since I...

I can't believe it's been this long since I visited this thread! As I mentioned before, sometimes I'm not so good at keeping up with stuff.
In the months since, I've done a few metric centuries...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,895
Posted By velojym

Montague Fit. While it doesn't fold up as...

Montague Fit. While it doesn't fold up as compactly as a smaller wheeled bike, it goes in the trunk of my little Hyundai just fine. They usually come (if you get 'em already built) with flat bars,...
10-07-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,336
Posted By velojym

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0CJk5UpY4w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0CJk5UpY4w
10-06-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,945
Posted By velojym

Mine isn't really suited for racing (I don't...

Mine isn't really suited for racing (I don't think so anyway), but I did build it with all sorts of road types in mind. It'll suit for those trips when I'm even hesitant to take the LHT.
10-05-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,230
Posted By velojym

I've never suggested a box-mart bike to a newbie,...

I've never suggested a box-mart bike to a newbie, and probably never will. I've worked on a few, and can even get 'em fairly safe, but I'd never use 'em for anything more than "non-cyclist" utility,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,473
Posted By velojym

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/20211004_161352_313bf430a86c1b0ecc8a405e8a9c336deb6c2172.jpgEnd of the road, on Llano Estacado, Clovis NM
Forum: Touring
10-05-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,231
Posted By velojym

Not super obvious in this pic (I'm a thousand...

Not super obvious in this pic (I'm a thousand miles away visiting family right now, so can't get a better pic yet), but I slipped some 'inner' bar ends on my FM for the above stated purpose.
They...
10-04-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,804
Posted By velojym

Drove to my hometown to visit family. While I...

Drove to my hometown to visit family. While I kinda wanted to bring my #y2kona Jake the Snake, I didn't want to drag the poor guy through some heavy storms on the outside of the car for the trip......
10-04-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,492
Posted By velojym

The original question, for me anyway, is...

The original question, for me anyway, is irrelevant. I hate running, and love bicycling.
10-04-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 5,601
Posted By velojym

If I'm going on a "serious" ride, I'll usually...

If I'm going on a "serious" ride, I'll usually wear my bike shorts. However, I do try to make a point of doing a few rides in regular clothes, just to keep my nethers used to the idea.
09-30-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,194
Posted By velojym

The Contis kept blowing off the old rims, so when...

The Contis kept blowing off the old rims, so when I had the wheels rebuilt, I bought a set of 35c RibMos from Panaracer. There was clearance enough for 37, but I have some pics of the current tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,490
Posted By velojym

My solution for gear range on my Montague Fit was...

My solution for gear range on my Montague Fit was to use a 3x10 Tiagra 4700 group. I did a fairly hilly metric last weekend, and though it wasn't nearly as bad as the Tour de Cahaba a few weeks ago,...
09-17-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,945
Posted By velojym

In 2000, I was looking to do something like this...

In 2000, I was looking to do something like this to my Multitrack, but fell hard for a Kona Jake the Snake (figuratively and literally... washed out on some gravel on a test ride) so just traded it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,473
Posted By velojym

Yeah, I'm really likin' these drops. The wheels...

Yeah, I'm really likin' these drops. The wheels are 700c, but I do have some 650x42 that I can swap in if/when I want.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,473
Posted By velojym

Now that my Fit is comfy enough, I hit it with a...

Now that my Fit is comfy enough, I hit it with a Brooks saddle and microfiber bar tape. I liked the brown, but this is good too. I also added an FSA Adventurer flared handlebar.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,490
Posted By velojym

I felt a little 'off' about mounting Sora levers...

I felt a little 'off' about mounting Sora levers on my Jake the Snake (originally 9 speed 105, circa 2000), but I wasn't ready for a complete drivetrain replacement, and it shifts the XT derailleur...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,636
Posted By velojym

Now that I have this guy just about dialed in, I...

Now that I have this guy just about dialed in, I swapped the saddle for a Brooks C17, and had some of their microfiber bar tape handy too. I did like the brown/dark green look, but this is looking...
08-18-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By velojym

So, while the bars looked a bit 'out there',...

So, while the bars looked a bit 'out there', that's not surprising, as they weren't taped and with a silver stem just kinda shoots on out there, visually. Also, the frame is on the smaller side for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,636
Posted By velojym

My last few words on the last post are hanging...

My last few words on the last post are hanging around in my head now. Portable Randonneur. Hmm...

I have a few miles on this bike, which has become my Summer trunk-monkey, taking the Paratrooper's...
08-08-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 3,287,945
Posted By velojym

Bianchi Ocelot I took in trade for a couple...

Bianchi Ocelot I took in trade for a couple tune-ups. I stripped it to the frame and built it up mostly with parts I had laying around. Yeah, I know it ain't a drive side shot, but this is all I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 376,473
Posted By velojym

My Montague Fit at our town hall, where I started...

My Montague Fit at our town hall, where I started doing a bunch of base miles after Covid knocked everything outta whack.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,636
Posted By velojym

I was initially a little hesitant to get this...

I was initially a little hesitant to get this one, as they were out of stock, except for one they had hanging around the office, without a fork. I'm pretty happy with the look of the Soma fork on...
03-02-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,020
Posted By velojym

I've used an old bike wheel to demonstrate...

I've used an old bike wheel to demonstrate gyroscopic precession to flight school students.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,636
Posted By velojym

New tires on. I like the look of the tanwalls on...

New tires on. I like the look of the tanwalls on this bike, but these will do for now. Plenty of clearance now, and not so small that I'm seeing any issue with handling or pedal clearance. If a good...
03-01-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,814
Posted By velojym

Yep, and my canoe would be quite happy about it....

Yep, and my canoe would be quite happy about it. :D
02-27-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 85,606
Posted By velojym

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Refurbished Jake and sorta refurbished me. I'm 50, Jake's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,636
Posted By velojym

Well, darn. The fit was close enough that a...

Well, darn. The fit was close enough that a little bit of otherwise acceptable... and not even easily visible... lateral inconsistency was enough to cause some rubbing on the chainstays. I've ordered...
02-10-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By velojym

Not fully assembled yet. I'll post when I get it...

Not fully assembled yet. I'll post when I get it all together and try it out.

Of course, since this is recreational tinkering, I'm not married to the arrangement, and might set it up with a more...
02-08-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By velojym

Frankenbikes

So, during da Covids, I've overhauled a couple bikes, built a couple, and been tinkering around (and riding) a lot more than previously. Now that my 'main' fleet is mostly roadworthy, my hands are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,636
Posted By velojym

Rode nicely. It took a mile or so to get used to...

Rode nicely. It took a mile or so to get used to the different handling, but after that we were sympatico.
The only adjustment needed was to let out the high limit screw on the rear mech.
01-27-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 305,269
Posted By velojym

Not exactly vintage, but I was going for that...

Not exactly vintage, but I was going for that effect anyway. The Montague Fit is designed around 700c wheels, but the disc brakes made for an easy swap.
I could only get a 30mm tire on the back,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,636
Posted By velojym

I test rode the Fit with 700c wheels, but my new...

I test rode the Fit with 700c wheels, but my new Gravel Kings came in today, so I swapped my new wheels on with those tires. Tubed for now, but I have everything I need to set it up tubeless. This...
01-26-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,211
Posted By velojym

Maiden ride for Mad Max! I did have to slide...

Maiden ride for Mad Max!
I did have to slide the saddle back just a bit, but overall a solid ride, and my average speed was even a little higher on my regular Covid route... compared to my Montague...
01-24-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,125
Posted By velojym

Jake's a 60, seemingly small for me, but with a...

Jake's a 60, seemingly small for me, but with a higher bottom bracket, fits...
01-24-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,211
Posted By velojym

This bike ain't meant to be fast, but it oughta...

This bike ain't meant to be fast, but it oughta be muy versatile.
Got it all hooked up and shifting, bar tape wrapped, and ready for a test ride, when I get the time. I do still have fenders to...
01-23-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,582
Posted By velojym

Rear derailleur performed flawlessly today, and...

Rear derailleur performed flawlessly today, and we managed to average 17.9 mph on my 20 miler. Sure, that ain't racin' speed, but not bad for me right now.
Now I'm looking at some gravel tires,...
01-21-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,628
Posted By velojym

I have his book on my Kindle, and enjoy reading...

I have his book on my Kindle, and enjoy reading it. Kind of a reminder to not take it too seriously. Don't wanna burn out.
I may not share his opinion on everything, but it's a refreshing change on...
01-21-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,582
Posted By velojym

Being a 9 speed, I have relatively few choices...

Being a 9 speed, I have relatively few choices for quality equipment. Yeah, I might still upgrade the drivetrain one day, but for now I just need something that works.

Found a new 9 speed Deore...
01-18-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,747
Posted By velojym

I used to drink a lot, but after turning 21, it...

I used to drink a lot, but after turning 21, it was now legal and not so much fun anymore.

I'll probably have about 3 or 4 beers a year now, but not really a teetotaler.
01-18-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By velojym

On our Santana: I'll straddle the bike and...

On our Santana:

I'll straddle the bike and hold it steady, she then straddles her end.
We both engage our left feet in the SPD pedals, and I'll call out "power", which basically just means move...
01-18-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,686
Posted By velojym

This is an incredibly useful skill. I was in a...

This is an incredibly useful skill. I was in a group riding down a hill in the Ozarks, though I tend to dislike riding in a group with no 'out'. We were on chip 'n seal and the downhill was steep...
01-18-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,582
Posted By velojym

New Bike Day? Not exactly, but it sure feels like...

New Bike Day? Not exactly, but it sure feels like it, while still being Jake.
Between the wider bar, 32mm tires, and the C17 saddle, Jake felt great.
Though I've done a bunch of centuries, event,...
01-16-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,441
Posted By velojym

I woulda done this back in my heavier days, but...

I woulda done this back in my heavier days, but I'll still enjoy it.
Bianchi Ocelot I got in trade for some work I did on a couple other bikes. My Velocity clyde wheels, Jake's old handlebar, and...
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