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Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4,591
Views: 2,349,132
Posted By AeroGut

Obligatory campsite photo during an overnighter...

Obligatory campsite photo during an overnighter this week in Ohio. Apologies to the purists for being non-drive side. Briefcase panniers are a bit unorthodox, but I had one that I use for commuting...
Forum: Touring
10-06-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By AeroGut

Possibly one of the Greene County parks listed...

Possibly one of the Greene County parks listed here: https://gcparkstrails.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Trail-Camping-080421.pdf

Looks like Old Town Reserve in particular is close enough to the...
10-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By AeroGut

I think that bike retailed for about $2000, so if...

I think that bike retailed for about $2000, so if it's still in good shape and you want it, $400 seems like a great price. But condition matters a lot. If you have to replace parts, costs can go up...
10-03-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By AeroGut

Glad it worked out for you. I think the SRAM...

Glad it worked out for you. I think the SRAM recommendation is to flush the syringes with ispropyl alcohol when you're done to make sure you get all the DOT fluid out.
09-27-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 64,350
Views: 9,983,911
Posted By AeroGut

Late 80's Fuji Roubaix for only $50 in...

Late 80's Fuji Roubaix for only $50 in Cincinnati. Only one pic

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-vintage-fuji-medium-frame-10/7384683529.html
...
09-27-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By AeroGut

sorry. For some reason my brain was thinking road...

sorry. For some reason my brain was thinking road group not mountain. Here' the link (https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-BR-M650_M651-1158G.pdf) for those with the exploded diagram of how to put them...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,583
Posted By AeroGut

I'm late seeing this. Glad you had a good time,...

I'm late seeing this. Glad you had a good time, and on behalf of Cincinnati, let me apologize for that stretch of crappy road between route 50 and Lunken Airport (about mile 57 to 60 on the...
09-27-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By AeroGut

I'm guessing you actually have BR-R550 brakes? I...

I'm guessing you actually have BR-R550 brakes? I don't think there was a 650, as they went to the CX numbers after 550 (I think?). Manual for the 550 is here...
09-27-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By AeroGut

FWIW, I use 680 with a 100 mm stem for fairly...

FWIW, I use 680 with a 100 mm stem for fairly technical cross-country riding. But I got my first MTB in the early 90's when short bars and long stems were standard (bar width on that first bike was...
09-24-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By AeroGut

Definitely try removing the mudguard, as there...

Definitely try removing the mudguard, as there are many ways that it could contact the tire while riding but not in a stand depending on how it's attached and how flexible your frame is. I would also...
09-17-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By AeroGut

If it's just the syringe that's bad, you can...

If it's just the syringe that's bad, you can replace it with any plastic syringe that has a luer lock fitting (the threaded bit) on the tip, which is the standard for any needle or tubing connection,...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,307
Posted By AeroGut

That is crazy. But having been involved with...

That is crazy. But having been involved with State Parks management in the past, I can say that in states where the legislature has control over park fees, when you're lobbying reps to increase your...
09-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By AeroGut

Actually looks like they're going to reintroduce...

Actually looks like they're going to reintroduce MTBs under the Rossignol brand instead of Felt: https://www.rossignol.com/us/rossignol-bikes
09-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By AeroGut

Also, to answer your original question, I believe...

Also, to answer your original question, I believe the shimano model number for those brakes is BR-R550. Instruction manual is here...
09-13-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By AeroGut

I don't know the background to the decision, but...

I don't know the background to the decision, but they have confirmed this year that they're done with MTBs. Reported here among other places:...
09-10-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 706
Posted By AeroGut

I've got a 2013 Felt 9 twenty that I really like....

I've got a 2013 Felt 9 twenty that I really like. It's also a great fast cross-country hardtail, though not as nice as what you got. I'm disappointed Felt gave up on MTBs this year.
09-10-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By AeroGut

If it wasn't left open for a long time and the...

If it wasn't left open for a long time and the seal is tight, I wouldn't worry too much. The amount of moisture in the air that was trapped in when you closed should be minimal. You just want to...
09-08-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By AeroGut

I'm pretty sure that's a fairly standard...

I'm pretty sure that's a fairly standard symmetric 4-bolt 104 BCD chainring based on the prowheel website. Lots of brands make them. Double check that you have room for a slightly larger chainring....
09-04-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 64,350
Views: 9,983,911
Posted By AeroGut

Same guy also selling an Olmo ...

Same guy also selling an Olmo

https://images.craigslist.org/01111_70mG7jUFHRuz_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/d/cincinnati-olmo-vintage-racing-bike/7375538735.html
09-04-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64,350
Views: 9,983,911
Posted By AeroGut

Pinarello Vuelta near Cincinnati. This might...

Pinarello Vuelta near Cincinnati.

This might deserve to be in the Wacky thread, but the seller includes the original stem and cockpit. Based on Shimano components, I think it's 1998?
...
08-31-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By AeroGut

If they're the same price and condition,...

If they're the same price and condition, definitely go for the Cube
08-30-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By AeroGut

There are a few different levels of Rockhopper....

There are a few different levels of Rockhopper. Which specific one are you looking at? As a general evaluation, one nice thing about Rockhoppers is that they use the same frame as the top end...
08-29-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By AeroGut

That Burley version looks cool, but it weighs...

That Burley version looks cool, but it weighs 21.5 lbs (I think BOB is about 15) and costs $490 plus a $30 axle ($60 if you use a thru-axle) that you have to buy separately.
08-29-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,583
Posted By AeroGut

Mine was a 1991 Bridgestone MB-2, purchased used...

Mine was a 1991 Bridgestone MB-2, purchased used from a schoolmate in 1992 for a price that in retrospect suggests it was likely stolen. Quickly displaced the Ross Signature series road bike that was...
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By AeroGut

Looking at the pics, I assumed those canti mounts...

Looking at the pics, I assumed those canti mounts were an aftermarket improvisation, but looking at other Mountaineers online it seems like they really did sell them with clamped on posts, apparently...
08-27-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 64,350
Views: 9,983,911
Posted By AeroGut

Barely vintage, but a 1998 (based on components....

Barely vintage, but a 1998 (based on components. Ad says 1999) T1000 for $500 near Cincinnati. Magura hydraulic rim brakes.
...
08-27-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By AeroGut

Take a look at cargo bike wheels. Plenty of 20"...

Take a look at cargo bike wheels. Plenty of 20" options with disc rotor mounts and heavy-duty axles. Or if you want to keep it relatively cheap, get some 14mm axle freewheel compatible BMX rear...
08-18-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By AeroGut

You probably already found this, but in case not,...

You probably already found this, but in case not, Rockshox has a site here: https://trailhead.rockshox.com/en/search/ that you can search by your fork serial number to get exactly which model it is...
08-12-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,368
Posted By AeroGut

Depends a lot on what kind of impacts your tires...

Depends a lot on what kind of impacts your tires take and how low your tire pressure is. With low pressure, traction is better, but it takes less of a hit to pinch flat. If you're having a lot of...
08-10-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 64,350
Views: 9,983,911
Posted By AeroGut

What does he mean by "this bike is quite likely...

What does he mean by "this bike is quite likely the only bike of its type extant"? The condition? It is certainly beautiful.
07-31-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By AeroGut

No personal experience but this post from slow...

No personal experience but this post from slow twitch forums says to punch from rider's left side:...
07-25-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By AeroGut

No, these are intended to be only on the left...

No, these are intended to be only on the left side. Measuring only on one side has a lot of disadvantages, but makes the system less expensive. There's a good discussion of the pros and cons here:...
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By AeroGut

The middle section of the historic D&H canal...

The middle section of the historic D&H canal followed the Delaware river northwest from Port jervis to Lackawaxen, which was part of the route I took. If OP was considering going in that direction, I...
Forum: Touring
07-24-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By AeroGut

I rode from Hancock down to philadelphia along...

I rode from Hancock down to philadelphia along the Delaware some years ago, and my recollection from back then is that the only stretch where there is an off-road option is south of Easton....
07-23-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,222
Views: 2,905,256
Posted By AeroGut

I have a long torso and short legs, so the long...

I have a long torso and short legs, so the long top tube isn't much of a problem, but I still use short reach compact drops (with a normal 100mm stem) to bring things in a bit closer. The only...
07-10-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By AeroGut

Issi Thumps are also popular. $50 with...

Issi Thumps are also popular. $50 with replaceable pins and $40 with plastic pins: Issi Thump (https://rideissi.com/pedals/thump)
Replies: 24
Views: 2,050
Posted By AeroGut

In addition to comfort, it's also worth thinking...

In addition to comfort, it's also worth thinking about fueling. On shorter rides you don't need to eat much and you can run a calorie deficit, but that doesn't work on a much longer ride. Especially...
06-25-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By AeroGut

That's an old wives' tale. Another version says...

That's an old wives' tale. Another version says that if the bearings completely lock, they'll unscrew so as not to break your ankle, but even a really really really bad set of bearings wouldn't...
06-25-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,491
Posted By AeroGut

I think yes. Even without a dropper, if you...

I think yes. Even without a dropper, if you spread your knees away from the seat instead of squeezing it, you can tilt the bike side to side independent of your body, especially useful for leaning...
06-20-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 64,350
Views: 9,983,911
Posted By AeroGut

Tall Witcomb USA $2000 near Cincinnati Some...

Tall Witcomb USA $2000 near Cincinnati
Some Campy parts and Phil hubs (with Campy skewers?)

https://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_bnKEhlM9eFuz_0t20t2_600x450.jpg
...
06-18-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By AeroGut

While you're figuring it out, at least take off...

While you're figuring it out, at least take off the frog pedals and sell those. There's still a robust market for them, especially now that you can't get them new anymore. And if you're trying to...
Forum: Touring
05-31-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By AeroGut

Not answering your specific question, but just a...

Not answering your specific question, but just a heads-up for anyone doing ohio to erie this summer - there's a closed section of the little miami trail north of cincinnati that you'll need to detour...
05-30-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 64,350
Views: 9,983,911
Posted By AeroGut

Team Crest Cannondale - $600 Cincinnati ...

Team Crest Cannondale - $600 Cincinnati

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_jjYTXqVw5pCz_0CI0sS_600x450.jpg
...
05-30-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 64,350
Views: 9,983,911
Posted By AeroGut

Raleigh Team USA(?) - $250 Cincinnati ...

Raleigh Team USA(?) - $250 Cincinnati

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_7EeAFrMruqoz_0CI0lZ_600x450.jpg

Seller is not sure it's real. You guys who know these bikes can probably tell from the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,333
Posted By AeroGut

Sounds like you're set on the Katy Trail, but if...

Sounds like you're set on the Katy Trail, but if you change your mind and end up on Ohio to Erie, I'd suggest skipping the end part within the city of Cincinnati since the bike path ends and leaves...
05-20-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,461
Posted By AeroGut

If he's not going to ship, somebody ought to wait...

If he's not going to ship, somebody ought to wait a few weeks and then buy the remainders at a discount and resell them with shipping at a markup. That is, assuming you could bring yourself to sell...
05-20-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,461
Posted By AeroGut

Are the prices of the bikes posted anywhere...

Are the prices of the bikes posted anywhere (maybe with photos of the ones that aren't on the website already)?
05-17-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,190
Posted By AeroGut

Discussed in this thread:...

Discussed in this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/939123-tange-prestige-quality.html

Short version: the classic 80's Prestige was 7/4/7 butted, whereas the current "Prestige" that...
05-16-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By AeroGut

The All-stars list is interesting. They're...

The All-stars list is interesting. They're obviously highlighting teenagers, but how can a 17yo Hincapie make it, but not Andy Hampsten? The guy never got any love.
05-09-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By AeroGut

Cool. Thanks.

Cool. Thanks.
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