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01-30-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,072
Posted By Maelochs

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and...

I started out on MTB on a bike with 24 speeds and V-brakes. Now I have 24 speeds and hydro discs ..... yes, both were Triples .... will I get arrested by the trend police for not having 1X?

NO...
01-30-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,072
Posted By Maelochs

You can shoot oil up the cable housing if you...

You can shoot oil up the cable housing if you fear corrosion .... but make sure the ferrules are sealed or people will claim you risk clogging with micro-dust particles.

This whole thing is...
01-29-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,072
Posted By wolfchild

You're assuming too much. What makes you think...

You're assuming too much. What makes you think that everybody is using drop bars with bar tape ?...Personally I use riser bars with Ergon grips, if I ever need to replace the cables or housing it's a...
01-29-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,072
Posted By wolfchild

I hope this is a joke.

I hope this is a joke.
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Have you had any problems with braking that you...

Have you had any problems with braking that you would like to rectify?
01-22-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,627
Posted By Smokinapankake

I suppose I could add my own "modern vintage" MTB...

I suppose I could add my own "modern vintage" MTB here as it is now 20 years old (built in 2003), my Curtlo Epic Mountaineer. 20 years in electronics is a lifetime, so I figured this could at least...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By robow

Stuart, interesting that you mention the Trace. ...

Stuart, interesting that you mention the Trace. I have only ridden a small portion of it, but I have 4 close friends that I frequently tour with that have ridden the entire route and they all said...
01-22-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,627
Posted By botty kayer

2008/9 may not seem vintage in terms of age, but...

2008/9 may not seem vintage in terms of age, but as this MTB has 26 inch wheels, a 3 x 9 chainset and a stem that has some length to it, it sure seems retro by modern MTB standards.

I've just...
01-17-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ironfish653

Sure, if I think I understand what you're asking...

Sure, if I think I understand what you're asking for.
The big difference is in the CG, and how the rider can affect it.
So, taking away variables like suspension, a bicycle has a far shorter...
01-17-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,199
Posted By Ironfish653

Funny, MTB guys find it useful to be able to lock...

Funny, MTB guys find it useful to be able to lock up the rear wheel. A locked rear wheel is also fairly easy to control, if you've got your weight back, like you should, when you're braking hard.
...
01-17-23, 01:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,199
Posted By rsbob

I did go over the bars by just grabbing the front...

I did go over the bars by just grabbing the front brake. Had scares on my knee and elbow for decades. Now you know one.
01-16-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By CrowSeph

update: i used the hair spray and seems work!...

update: i used the hair spray and seems work! can't wait to test it during a ride..
dang it! hair spray on the grips sound so funny but that's an amazing solution,,,, :D
01-11-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,836
Posted By Eric F

While on my 20+ year old, v-brake equipped,...

While on my 20+ year old, v-brake equipped, singlespeed MTB, I had a young rider express his concern that my brakes might not be adequate for the trails in the area. I informed him that this bike,...
01-10-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,836
Posted By wolfchild

I don't think OPs thread and question is the...

I don't think OPs thread and question is the problem....The real problem is a handful of posters who believe that a person can't be a serious cyclist and cycling enthusiast unless they're up to date...
01-10-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,836
Posted By smd4

Nope. Like I said, I can already launch...

Nope.

Like I said, I can already launch myself over the bars by activating my left lever with one finger while riding the hoods. Please explain how my brakes are going to get better.
01-10-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,836
Posted By Rolla

I don't understand why any of this is a...

I don't understand why any of this is a controversy or a point of contention, or why people get their identities and egos so wrapped up in this nonsense.

Speaking strictly for myself, I love the...
01-07-23, 11:53 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,836
Posted By Miele Man

I have a number of disc-brake bikes all of them...

I have a number of disc-brake bikes all of them from the mid-1980s or early-1990s. Oddly they all have sidepull claiper brakes that engage the disc. You see, technically a rim-brake IS a disc-brake....
01-06-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,038
Posted By grumpus

Bare aluminium is very reactive, the surface will...

Bare aluminium is very reactive, the surface will oxidise almost instantly on exposure to air. The twist is that this thin oxide layer then prevents oxidation, so when further corrosion does occur it...
01-06-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,836
Posted By smd4

Disk brakes are ugly, inelegant, heavy, and by...

Disk brakes are ugly, inelegant, heavy, and by many accounts a PITA to deal with, in terms of maintenance, installation, etc. In my admittedly limited experience, they provide little modulation, and...
01-05-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,548
Posted By pdlamb

Interesting that you should mention "speed" in...

Interesting that you should mention "speed" in conjunction with getting a ride via phone. I've had the experience of waiting over an hour for a Lyft to pick me up when stranded (in a rental car,...
01-04-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 423
Posted By Koyote

Velocity actually lists the ID as 14mm, which is...

Velocity actually lists the ID as 14mm, which is still pretty narrow. I'd have no problems running 32mm-wide tires, maybe even 35mm. That might work okay, and it gets you into faux-gravel range. Just...
12-30-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,497
Views: 2,739,627
Posted By Monkitoucher

IDK if this is vintage enough. But it's a 26"...

IDK if this is vintage enough. But it's a 26" hardtail. These were limited production from Ellsworth in 2006. ...
12-30-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,197
Posted By smd4

If you had ever used a bike stand, you would want...

If you had ever used a bike stand, you would want one.
12-07-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,728
Posted By FBinNY

100% OK. this was the condition all along, and...

100% OK. this was the condition all along, and based on appearances, has been this way for a looooong time. No reason to think anything is going to change now.

Consider, the rim is being held...
12-01-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well made cup and cone units with periodic...

Well made cup and cone units with periodic maintenance do work well. I ran Campy NR hubs for years, overhauling 2 or 3 times a season motivated by rain/conditions ridden. I replaced a very few cones...
11-27-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By RCMoeur

The Flashback! When I first saw that bike in the...

The Flashback! When I first saw that bike in the Nashbar catalog, I thought "that is exactly what I need - a cantilever-style bike with a lightweight frame that will readily take quality components....
11-26-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,918
Posted By JohnDThompson

The end nuts on quick release skewers have nylon...

The end nuts on quick release skewers have nylon inserts (aka "Nyloc") to prevent such loosening. This type of fastener is used on bolts where loosening could have catastrophic consequences, e.g....
11-25-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,918
Posted By honcho

Quick releases continue to attract the attention...

Quick releases continue to attract the attention of the CPSC and personal injury lawyers. In fact, the move to thru-axles on lower end bikes has been, to some degree, hastened by product liability...
11-24-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,918
Posted By JohnDThompson

Schwinn's front wheel retention clip is arguably...

Schwinn's front wheel retention clip is arguably the best of these devices:
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/80/6d/f2/ddd880823e6a38/US4103922-drawings-page-2.png...
Forum: Touring
11-17-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,223
Posted By elcruxio

Well there's a lot to unpack here. Noise can be...

Well there's a lot to unpack here. Noise can be caused by lots of things. Roller hitting a cog for example. Or a waxed surface hitting another waxed surface. Squeaking is bad, I'll grant you that,...
11-15-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,708
Posted By Trakhak

Another vote for Cannondale's touring bikes. Many...

Another vote for Cannondale's touring bikes. Many tourists in the U.S. (unlike many or maybe most European tourists) dismiss the idea of an aluminum touring bike out of hand, but if you're not one of...
11-15-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,708
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm kind of stunned that anyone would consider...

I'm kind of stunned that anyone would consider the 89/90 M1000 as "light" anything. LT stood for "Luxe Touring." Compared to the Voyageur SP, Trek 620 and 720- the M1000 is a brute and a tank. ...
Forum: Touring
11-09-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,511
Posted By elcruxio

Four panniers, handlebar bag and a rackbag. ...

Four panniers, handlebar bag and a rackbag.

Only takes a moderate tailwind to spin out a 1X, a moderate downhill for 2X. The 3X takes more doing though.
Forum: Touring
11-09-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,511
Posted By elcruxio

I went from a triple to a 1X to a double and now...

I went from a triple to a 1X to a double and now I'm firmly in the triple camp again. A double sucked but the 1X sucked even more. I was constantly spinning out the 1X even on a moderate downhill....
Forum: Touring
11-09-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,511
Posted By elcruxio

Sora is the only current shimano road groupset...

Sora is the only current shimano road groupset with a triple. The 520 has brifters so Sora is the only option for that sort of gearing.

The rack can be used as lowrider. The top platform is neat...
10-21-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 999
Posted By Straightblock

My guess would be that the rims matched when the...

My guess would be that the rims matched when the wheelset was new, one of the wheels was wrecked or cracked, and the owner replaced the rim with whatever was available.
10-21-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Upgrading/replacing parts on a bike is a great...

Upgrading/replacing parts on a bike is a great way to spend twice what the bike initially cost while ending up with only one bike, and shelves filled with old parts you don't like. Nothing wrong...
Forum: Touring
10-20-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,922
Posted By Doug64

None of those actions were even considered:)

None of those actions were even considered:)
10-18-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,988
Posted By smd4

:D And the truly funny thing is that he thinks...

:D And the truly funny thing is that he thinks he’s punishing us when he makes those silly threats!
10-18-22, 03:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,988
Posted By jgwilliams

Some tyres seem to be more susceptible to that...

Some tyres seem to be more susceptible to that kind of damage than others. I used to ride Conti 4 Season tyres as they are excellent all-rounders. However, after wrecking two, one practically new,...
10-17-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,988
Posted By Rolla

It's probably normal for that tire; some other...

It's probably normal for that tire; some other makes and models offer greater longevity. That said, skidding will take its toll on any tire.
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,922
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have to say that the current trend to gearing...

I have to say that the current trend to gearing restrictions (moving away from 3x systems) would be my bigger concern for a true loaded touring bike, then the brake system is. I'll add that if my...
10-15-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,739
Posted By MyRedTrek

As a follow-up and for the benefit of anyone who...

As a follow-up and for the benefit of anyone who might see this thread in the future, with the factory 32 spoke rim with straight gauge spokes I was popping a spoke probably every 3 - 6 months, since...
10-12-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,947
Posted By adlai

Update: I finally finished building the...

Update:

I finally finished building the bicycle this spring and rode it through summer and fall.

It works well though at one point the advent derailleur hanger bent probably from a bad shift...
10-11-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,230
Posted By Koyote

My “pet peeve” is posts in which people complain...

My “pet peeve” is posts in which people complain about things just for the sake of complaining.
10-06-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,316
Posted By oldbobcat

I should have specified, vertical relative to the...

I should have specified, vertical relative to the axis of the wheel. Which is partially lateral relative to the ground.
10-06-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...are those dark areas shadows or gaps...

.
...are those dark areas shadows or gaps between the stays and the frame tubing ?
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,260
Posted By saddlesores

yes, with 26" wheels and 1.90 tires, that's...

yes, with 26" wheels and 1.90 tires, that's 15.75" vs.16.75". good in theory and great in practice, especially when climbing heavily loaded up a long, steep hill, which could make the difference...
10-03-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,074
Posted By MoAlpha

Sterilization is pointless. Molds, if that's...

Sterilization is pointless. Molds, if that's what's in that tube, are ubiquitous in the environment, will regrow on hospitable surfaces as soon as the the sterilizing agent is gone, and are...
09-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not the answer but an observation. It is...

Not the answer but an observation.

It is somewhat funny that a feature that when introduced was thought of as being such a big improvement (hook beaded rims, allowing far higher tire pressures) is...
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