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05-03-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,822
Posted By Germany_chris

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04-26-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The beauty of quill stem bikes- You can easily...

The beauty of quill stem bikes- You can easily adjust the height of the handlebars. You can start with the bars level with the seat and gradually drop down as the season progresses.
04-25-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have a stiff neck all 4 seasons.

I have a stiff neck all 4 seasons.
04-25-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By LarrySellerz

Got my c5 vertebrae removed and c4-c6 fused with...

Got my c5 vertebrae removed and c4-c6 fused with a titanium plate and bolts last August after I broke my neck so I feel your pain. What has worked for me is trying different bikes/fits until you find...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,767
Posted By tcs

600km across Korea. About as upright as you can...

600km across Korea. About as upright as you can get. (And single speed!)

https://youtu.be/P5rfWH6AtnI

I've lived a life that's full,
I've traveled each and every highway,
And more, much...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,767
Posted By Thulsadoom

I have a Trek 520 that I've converted with Wald...

I have a Trek 520 that I've converted with Wald 867
bars, an adjustable stem, and a Bontrager Boulevard saddle. I'm not completely upright but I'm pretty close. I can honestly say that I've never...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,767
Posted By boomhauer

I'm in the minority and desire to sit totally...

I'm in the minority and desire to sit totally upright on tour.
Got a spring Brooks saddle and appropriate handlebars that also allow me to stand and pedal.
But most of the day I like to sit...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,767
Posted By greatbasin

First of all, the guy in the picture is clearly...

First of all, the guy in the picture is clearly and undeniably "hunched over." He may not be "extremely hunched over for riding a bicycle", but he is nowhere near upright with a vertical back. My...
04-01-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By spelger

Nail polish. Very durable and so many colors.

Nail polish. Very durable and so many colors.
03-18-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,712
Posted By Rdmonster69

I wear earplugs for hours on end when I ride...

I wear earplugs for hours on end when I ride motorcycles. They actually help my hearing. They will not hurt your hearing unless you shove em in so far you hurt something
02-25-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,302
Posted By ofajen

Victor VP-538. (Eighth pedal down on the...

Victor VP-538. (Eighth pedal down on the following page.

https://www.vpcomponents.com/pedals

Also sold at rivbike.com

https://www.rivbike.com/products/vp-538-black-pedal

Ive done the...
02-14-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By obrentharris

I now try to do about half my rides this way. ...

I now try to do about half my rides this way.

My way of easing into this was to bring along a camera on those rides, helps me slow down and enjoy the scenery.

...
01-30-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By Parkyy16

Tire Recommendations 700x40-42mm

I had a set of Teravail Ramparts(slick) in 700x38mm that had some manufacturing defects. I was able to get a set of Teravail Washburns...
01-20-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By jolly_codger

I hated it when I tried it a few years on my...

I hated it when I tried it a few years on my (then) commuting bike. As you mentioned, shifting was awkward and so was braking because the lever tended to move down when I grabbed it. As with all...
01-19-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,713
Posted By ofajen

YMMV, but I kinda expect 26ers to not be at their...

YMMV, but I kinda expect 26ers to not be at their best on skinny tires. My RockHopper is a beast with 2.2 Continental tires. Im running the nice versions with Black Chili compound. Currently...
01-15-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,741
Posted By _ForceD_

IMO, none whatsoever (unless on the outside...

IMO, none whatsoever (unless on the outside chance that they too are a cyclist).

Dan
10-31-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,224
Posted By Dylansbob

So.... C&V or Early Brifter? ' 97 Lemond...

So.... C&V or Early Brifter? '

97 Lemond Buenos Aires. stock with STI, now with downtube. PO installed long cage mtb derailleur and 11-32 cassette. Willow 46/30 installed on stock cranks...
10-21-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,895
Posted By restlessswind

A few years back a friend highly recommended a...

A few years back a friend highly recommended a CC. I bought a 56cm. I fussed and fussed with fit, but finally found my sweet spot. I put a 70mm stem with 30 deg rise and a Jones H-bar with 2" rise. I...
09-12-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By shelbyfv

You can break the chain to clean it but you will...

You can break the chain to clean it but you will need a quick link to reconnect. Or the appropriate pin if Shimano. The links are speed specific. KMC and SRAM are common choices.
09-12-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,709
Posted By ofajen

FYI, Clem is VP-538 with sealed bearings....

FYI, Clem is VP-538 with sealed bearings. Grind is VP-535 with normal, unsealed bearings. That accounts for some of the price difference you see.

Otto
09-09-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,663
Posted By ofajen

Swapped the North Road style bars with a long...

Swapped the North Road style bars with a long stem back onto the SS MTB instead of the Scott AT-3 trekking bars with integrated bar ends and a short stem.

The trade off is gaining a more...
09-06-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By Rdmonster69

I feel your pain. My skull is fused to C1 down to...

I feel your pain. My skull is fused to C1 down to C3. The endurance geometry has been a godsend. It has got better...stick with it.
09-06-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By Rdmonster69

I was "only" orthopedicly decapitated.?.. just...

I was "only" orthopedicly decapitated.?.. just required some screws and plates and whatnot.... can't turn my head a lot but I can still see : )
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,512
Posted By tflt

LOL, I have a B17 on my Zurich!

LOL, I have a B17 on my Zurich!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,512
Posted By tflt

Don't hate on them, but I'm running Gatorskins at...

Don't hate on them, but I'm running Gatorskins at 68 psi front and 70 rear. They ride very well at those pressures. I weigh about 185.
I should add that I finally cracked my rear Rolf wheel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,512
Posted By tflt

I have 28's on my 2001 Zurich, they just fit!

I have 28's on my 2001 Zurich, they just fit!
08-31-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By GamblerGORD53

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08-31-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Centuries made easy, LOL. My 1973 CCM with new SA RD3.

For some reason all my last 10 mile century or close rides have been a struggle, on my 2 IGH heavyweights with 3 diff back wheels. Cramps after 65 miles and even before that, I keep needing to stop...
01-25-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,520
Posted By pbass

It's tricky to get a Cross Check to fit on the...

It's tricky to get a Cross Check to fit on the "upright" side of things!
01-14-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By redcon1

Delsey Hard-Side 25" Carry-on case with wheels -...

Delsey Hard-Side 25" Carry-on case with wheels - $159.99. Lasts a 'long time.'
Box of 50 Hefty Ultra-Strong 13 Gal Garbage Bags - $7.98. Each would last more than a few trips-- you'll never need a...
01-14-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By biker128pedal

For mask storage Id keep with ziploc plastic...

For mask storage Id keep with ziploc plastic bags. Easier to be sure you have a clean bag for storage.
01-13-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By jaxgtr

I always carry my id, money, debit\credit in a...

I always carry my id, money, debit\credit in a zip lock back and it works perfectly.
01-13-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By pdlamb

Loksak: $4-6 a bag. Lasts a "long time." ...

Loksak: $4-6 a bag. Lasts a "long time."
Ziplock: $3.50 for 50 baggies. At 2 months per baggie, a box would last 8 years. If nobody used my phone and wallet bags for anything else...
01-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By Litespud

I use a plain ol' Ziploc sandwich bag - good for...

I use a plain ol' Ziploc sandwich bag - good for a phone, a few cards, cash and a mask, no tab to break off, and they last a couple of months before they accumulate enough scuffs and holes to render...
01-13-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By topflightpro

Ziplock bags are going to be your best bet. They...

Ziplock bags are going to be your best bet. They are cheaper and easier to use than pretty much anything else.

I tend to go with quart size freezer bags. Even when the seal stops working, just...
01-12-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By Gresp15C

In my view the important thing is rotating your...

In my view the important thing is rotating your wrists. I found that ergo grips provided a tiny bit of rotation, but not enough. There are attachments that can make straight bars more comfortable,...
01-11-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 39,565
Posted By KeatonR

Mine's a touring frame (Surly LHT) that I mostly...

Mine's a touring frame (Surly LHT) that I mostly use as a town bike, but without the rack it would make a pretty good gravel bike. I bought this used years ago and converted it to a flat bar, and...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,707
Posted By zukahn1

I would pass also at that price and condition. ...

I would pass also at that price and condition. For a gravel grinder you can likely find a top end hard frame MTB in great shape for less money and have enough left over to build it up ever you...
12-03-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,422
Posted By Happy Feet

On an E stay bike of that era (80/90) I recently...

On an E stay bike of that era (80/90) I recently swapped out a U brake with a modern bmx brake (centerpull, criss cross brake?). They are interchangeable. I bought it at a local shop. Also swapped...
11-08-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,259
Posted By 257 roberts

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This is my Jamis Coda
Not a Surly but set up similar to yours
10-19-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,573
Posted By ofajen

Actually I have a basically similar bike with...

Actually I have a basically similar bike with touring bars and 42/16 SS built from a vintage MTB and running 26x2.0 or 2.2. The only benefit to switching would be more selection of tires.

Its...
10-06-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,870
Posted By Dylansbob

Umm, Surly Crosscheck?

I mean, it's as close as you can get to a modern vintage bike. I really really really wish I'd kept mine. Other than that, I think Velo-Orange has (or had) something with the characteristics...
08-04-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By mtb_addict

i am looking for a 90% commuter, 10%...

i am looking for a 90% commuter, 10% light-touring.
found thus bike with trekking bar on sale.
the straight bar version is not on sale.

...
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,185
Posted By roadsnakes

Are you serious? ...

Are you serious?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7qkQewyubs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2aQ4gVsSL8&list=PLTjKVW73j6AMirnzJ4XP2jLka5YL_Ttcm&index=3

...
06-11-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,286
Posted By 257 roberts

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The Jones H-Bar is a good option
06-11-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,286
Posted By Bpsmith

Ive been riding a mountain bike for years So that...

Ive been riding a mountain bike for years So that is the hand position most comfortable to me. I do not like turned down bars as it cramps my neck.
06-10-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,286
Posted By chaadster

Yes, the cost of retrofitting is the big...

Yes, the cost of retrofitting is the big downside. It seems like it would be easy enough to get a flat bar touring bike to start with; the Euro brands are sick with ‘em, which they call trekking...
06-09-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,286
Posted By Korina

When you say flat bars, do you mean a straight...

When you say flat bars, do you mean a straight one? I've tried those and they're horribly uncomfortable. You might try swept bars, like Velo-Orange' (https://velo-orange.com/collections/handlebars)s...
05-29-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,942
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, youre right, and I dont hate on Surly,...

Yeah, youre right, and I dont hate on Surly, though I did make it sound that way. Respect due to Ogre and Karate Monkey, especially; Id love a Monkey to bash around on. As a brand, too, Surly...
05-14-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,485
Posted By Oneder

Very true about the recumbents, but they are sort...

Very true about the recumbents, but they are sort of expensive and somehow it would not feel right to me. Only time I've had any discomfort is on very hard racing seats and I have done plenty of 30+...
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