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05-18-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By 3speed

^ Seriously! Oof. Makes my neck tense up just...

^ Seriously! Oof. Makes my neck tense up just thinking about it.

Really cool that you still have that bike after 25yrs!
01-20-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Alright. Hereís the before. Realized maybe Iíll...

Alright. Hereís the before. Realized maybe Iíll weigh it too, just for fun to see if that changes at all. No idea if itíll go up or down. Maybe up since Iím adding a dropper and beefier tires, but...
01-19-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,488
Posted By 3speed

Thatís a tough one to answer, but I think part of...

Thatís a tough one to answer, but I think part of the answer is in your own writing. You mention reasons that you like full suspension like being able to ride right up a curb and the trail being...
01-18-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Nah. The road stuff feels better than the...

Nah. The road stuff feels better than the mountain stuff. Öbrifters, that is. The bar ends have too much play and ghost shift. I think theyíre their worst product. Iíd actually say their brifter...
01-15-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,797
Posted By 3speed

Well, I ended up getting a crankset with smooth...

Well, I ended up getting a crankset with smooth BB for $50 at the bike swap this morning, so looks like I'm going 11sp. Also scored some wider bars, a shorter stem, and some blue anodized blingy...
01-11-22, 01:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,542
Posted By 3speed

OP, what you describe is exactly what we deal...

OP, what you describe is exactly what we deal with at work. The problem is just the Sram ****. We struggle to get it to work well half the time on brand new bikes. Pull the cables, put some "cable...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By 3speed

I definitely enjoy a mix of nature and occasional...

I definitely enjoy a mix of nature and occasional big town or city. I like to spend a few days in the cities I pass through, then spend a few days or a week riding through nature. As mentioned,...
Forum: Touring
02-03-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,873
Posted By 3speed

I'm not saying I'd come out cheaper overall...

I'm not saying I'd come out cheaper overall compared to buying off the shelf. I spent a while slowly obtaining parts from online close-outs and very good condition used from craigslist and the local...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,971
Posted By 3speed

I'd never heard of Fahrradmanufaktur. I kind of...

I'd never heard of Fahrradmanufaktur. I kind of want one of these just so I can have Fahrradmanufaktur painted on the downtube. What a name...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,255
Posted By 3speed

Warm showers is pretty great if you like to check...

Warm showers is pretty great if you like to check out cities. If you were doing a tour of a very populated area, I could see stringing together multiple hosts every night.

I used WS in Seattle and...
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,223
Posted By 3speed

Well on the plus side, it seems like you're...

Well on the plus side, it seems like you're becoming less happy from not having social interaction. As you become less and less happy, you'll decide maybe you could use a beer. You wonder into a bar...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,223
Posted By 3speed

It all just depends on how social you are and...

It all just depends on how social you are and what stops you make. If you don't ever stop in any restaurants or pubs, you'll be skipping two of the easiest places to meet and chat with people....
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,341
Posted By 3speed

Maybe "about the last choice" is a little strong,...

Maybe "about the last choice" is a little strong, as there are plenty of worse options, but there's no way I would buy a bike for touring that doesn't have standard 9mm drop-outs(I know, it has a...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,903
Posted By 3speed

No worry. I don't feel picked on at all. As I...

No worry. I don't feel picked on at all. As I said above, yes, some dreams Should end when you have children. And your life Should change a lot when you have children. That doesn't mean they're bad,...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,446
Posted By 3speed

I think he means the "ignore" list. If that is...

I think he means the "ignore" list. If that is what he meant, it just means that your posts won't show up when he looks at the forum. Basically it's a way to make the forum less frustrating if...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,096
Posted By 3speed

I hope you are too. And I hold no ill will toward...

I hope you are too. And I hold no ill will toward you at all. That's why I mentioned before that I was only saying something because the previous person had been responded to as if they were in the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,904
Posted By 3speed

Totally depends on the ass-of-the-day in TSA. A...

Totally depends on the ass-of-the-day in TSA. A lot of them are regular people doing their job. Random ones seem to have alpha dog complexes. I had a lighter confiscated, which is blatantly on the...
07-26-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,857
Posted By 3speed

^ *shrug* Could mean a bike shop. A bike shop is...

^ *shrug* Could mean a bike shop. A bike shop is a store...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By 3speed

Nice! As mentioned by others, lowering your...

Nice! As mentioned by others, lowering your weight will help a lot. And once you start going, after the first 4-5 days, do a couple rest days. Then the next 4-5 days will be much easier. Do a couple...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,123
Posted By 3speed

^ Eh. If you're taking a natural evolution...

^ Eh. If you're taking a natural evolution standpoint, you're basically talking about a paleo sort of diet, and cutting out all of the artificial crap. And that diet is pretty much what science says...
08-08-12, 02:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,307
Posted By 3speed

I don't see anything wrong with giving them a...

I don't see anything wrong with giving them a fair price for what they've got, and if you happen to have a spare junker bike you could give them as part of the deal so they can get around, that would...
01-03-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,977
Posted By 3speed

You can totally buy individual replacement cogs. ...

You can totally buy individual replacement cogs. I can't give a specific place off-hand, but I Know I've seen them on more than one occasion. Why would you not like the ramping function? Doesn't...
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