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08-19-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By FelixScout

Tandem with kid?

So we have spent the last 3 years riding with an Adams Trail-a-Bike for my kid and we like going on rides they simply cannot keep up with on their own. So I was wondering about adding a tandem for...
07-17-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By FelixScout

No I have not and thank you.

No I have not and thank you.
07-17-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 909
Posted By FelixScout

Are 27" and 26" tires getting hard to find?

I ask this because I keep seeing claims that the 27" (iso 630) tires will be extinct soon and I'm starting to see the same for 26" tires (iso 559). Is this for real or is it something more like:...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-08-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,670
Posted By FelixScout

Changes afoot?

I was driving back from a hike and driving along 611 South of Easton and looked over to see if any repairs had been made to the D&L trail in that area. And it looked like work was being done since...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-13-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,670
Posted By FelixScout

Yeah I have driven that hill more than a few...

Yeah I have driven that hill more than a few times.
06-13-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,365
Posted By FelixScout

I have used for the last 5 years an Osprey...

I have used for the last 5 years an Osprey Daylite as a general adventure pack. Which means 5-10 mile walk/hikes, up to 30 mile bike rides, and even short kayak rides.

And it lets me carry enough...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-13-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,670
Posted By FelixScout

Fair. I think up because you hang the right and...

Fair. I think up because you hang the right and head uphill.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-13-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,670
Posted By FelixScout

So you ride over the Free Bridge, head up Main...

So you ride over the Free Bridge, head up Main St, hand a left on Carpentersville rd, and then hug the riverside roads down to Milford?
06-12-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By FelixScout

Is this really what it is worth?

So I was trawling the Craigslist listings in my area and this popped up.

https://allentown.craigslist.org/bik/d/east-texas-lapierre-team-dh-2015/7495612207.html
...
Replies: 31
Views: 9,705
Posted By FelixScout

The part finally came through in March and I've...

The part finally came through in March and I've been riding with all my gears since.
05-29-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By FelixScout

Thank you.

Thank you.
05-29-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By FelixScout

Gute Idee!

Gute Idee!
05-28-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By FelixScout

Honestly, I'm just satisfying my curiosity about...

Honestly, I'm just satisfying my curiosity about what this bike is.
05-28-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By FelixScout

West German bike brand by the name of Phoenix?

I was trawling the Facebook Marketplace listing and found this bike.

...
10-10-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By FelixScout

Free Jeunet bike in NJ

So I was idly poking through the older bikes in FBook Marketplace and saw this: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4537085373034874/

I wrestled with the idea of getting it and then dumped...
08-05-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By FelixScout

Being a pacer

Not sure this is the right area but here goes.

I was watching Olympic Keirin and noticed the pacer and wondered: How does once get to be a pacer?

Any thoughts or knowledge?
08-05-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By FelixScout

Schwinn bike quality levels of the 80's

I remember seeing a thread here showing the levels of bike quality (build, components, etc) of Schwinn's in the 80's. And yes since there was changes to the line in that period it also showed a...
06-07-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By FelixScout

80's Panasonic Sport 500 with odd frame geometry.

So I spotted this and wondered if it was in a crash:
...
06-05-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

Nope. I said I would concede the point when it...

Nope. I said I would concede the point when it was proven. It was proven and I concede the point.

So its worse than that: I'm being adult.
06-05-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

Well there I go. This is much less interesting...

Well there I go. This is much less interesting than I thought.

Well done, I concede the point.
06-02-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,593
Posted By FelixScout

Why would someone do that?

Why would someone do that?
06-01-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

Ok prove what you say. Show us new build...

Ok prove what you say. Show us new build examples of that, and show this is representative of that, and if you can I will concede the point.
06-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

I'm not sure how any of this disqualifies...

I'm not sure how any of this disqualifies anything I said.

Cheap bike: check.
A hack job: check
Probably kept by someone with no mainteance skills yet ridden anyway: check

Now you need to...
06-01-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

And you would be wrong with that comparison. But...

And you would be wrong with that comparison. But I could take you into the Lehigh Valley of PA or Long Beach CA and there are no shops that sell this but you see them from time to time. That you see...
06-01-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

Except the wheels are smaller than the original...

Except the wheels are smaller than the original so theh have long reach brakes. The stem and bars are from something a decade newer than the frame. So it is a hack job.
06-01-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

Just to clarify for everyone, my interest in this...

Just to clarify for everyone, my interest in this bike is not to buy it but what it represents: The sort of needs based bike creation for those who need a bike. Though the new ad posted in the...
06-01-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

I have no intention to buy it, I am just curious...

I have no intention to buy it, I am just curious about what it is. Also who says 3 is enough? Also "stay in your lane"?



For those who are selling 2nd hand goods online a $1 price is not a bid...
05-31-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,983
Posted By FelixScout

A very interesting mix and match of a bike.

Because I keep looking at used bikes, because reason,s the algorithm keeps tossing me bikes to look at all over the spectrum.

So this one showed up a couple days ago and that huge chain ring guard...
05-25-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,593
Posted By FelixScout

Is there a "fuzzy edge" to e-bikes?

What I mean is this: Is there a definitive line between E-bikes and lower powered electric motorcycles/moped types or is there some fuzziness on between what is a e-bike and a electric moped?

I...
05-25-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By FelixScout

I know that sign very well. And on the warm...

I know that sign very well. And on the warm weekends you're better off waling your bike near and under the pier that trying to ride at 5mph.
05-25-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,467
Posted By FelixScout

The late Sheldon Brown disagrees with you:...

The late Sheldon Brown disagrees with you: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/ranger.html
05-24-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,944
Posted By FelixScout

I don't disagree but one should always try to...

I don't disagree but one should always try to avoid using examples from decades in the past because they may not be relevant in the present.

I may have worked in a coffee shop in the mid 1990's...
05-22-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,944
Posted By FelixScout

Yeah but that was about 35 years ago and things...

Yeah but that was about 35 years ago and things have very much changed since then.
Forum: Northeast
05-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By FelixScout

What is it like riding around Chatham, MA?

We are about to head up to Chatham for the Farm to Fork open ride (pay to do it but do it on your own schedule) but that will only take one day and I was wondering about what is it like to ride in...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By FelixScout

Very cool but sadly it is both too much money and...

Very cool but sadly it is both too much money and way too small.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By FelixScout

A Schwinn Paramount P-14

So, is this actually worth $1000 or is that only slightly overpriced? It is a very nice frame but $1000 nice...

...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,587
Posted By FelixScout

This was an interesting read. Thank you.

This was an interesting read. Thank you.
05-11-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,441
Posted By FelixScout

I have several large leopard slugs that live...

I have several large leopard slugs that live around the outside of my house and they are really cool to watch.
05-11-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,441
Posted By FelixScout

Because they are bigger than most cats and most...

Because they are bigger than most cats and most cats like living with all their fur and not being defensively pooped on.
05-10-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,238
Posted By FelixScout

Honestly, considering I carry a U-lock and cable,...

Honestly, considering I carry a U-lock and cable, and can lock the bike in about a minute, there is no need for something like this for many. With the caveat: That as long as you normalize the use...
05-08-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,960
Posted By FelixScout

My LBS changed

So I do not know if this is the proper place for this material but here goes.

About a month ago my LBS announced it was going to shut down after about 47 years in operation since the owner was...
05-08-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,676
Posted By FelixScout

[QUOTE=Murray Missile;22044944]The early...

[QUOTE=Murray Missile;22044944]The early Roadmasters were made by the Cleveland Welding Company and are quite desirable in certain bike circles. I've sold a few bikes like this so I know I'm...
05-04-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,676
Posted By FelixScout

I suppose to the right person looking for an art...

I suppose to the right person looking for an art piece you would be absolutely right.
05-04-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,676
Posted By FelixScout

They say it is not free, but....

...I think they should consider that.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x960/181625486_480184313253556_6617638982250198873_n_bb209d44bf5b5497a10ed2d4119cc4177cff03b5.jpg...
Replies: 31
Views: 9,705
Posted By FelixScout

Agreed overall and in specific to the costs since...

Agreed overall and in specific to the costs since $177 later I have my bike back. As for the chainring that is something I know needs replacement but that is dependent on the recall since a new...
Replies: 31
Views: 9,705
Posted By FelixScout

I actually went with Vittoria Randonneur's since...

I actually went with Vittoria Randonneur's since the LBS is has a going out of business sale and they get good marks, are similar ish for the Big Bens, and were right there with no shipping costs....
Replies: 31
Views: 9,705
Posted By FelixScout

Update: So I got it for $180 because the rear...

Update:
So I got it for $180 because the rear shifter didn't work at all and I thought I could suss it out. So I clean, it do a cable swap, and nothing. I poke at the mechanism, do a bit more...
04-25-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,273
Posted By FelixScout

What Schwalbes are you riding on ?

What Schwalbes are you riding on ?
04-25-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,513
Posted By FelixScout

I was going to say a trail-a-bike as well but...

I was going to say a trail-a-bike as well but that sort of situation demands something very like you chose.

What about when he gets bigger?
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By FelixScout

When I lived in the LA Basin in the early 10's my...

When I lived in the LA Basin in the early 10's my wife and I had vague ideas of getting cheap rural VT 10 speeds for resale. It was helped by seeing good condition Varsities move in the Basin for...
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