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04-29-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Blues

I converted my 2001 aluminum 4300 Trek mountain...

I converted my 2001 aluminum 4300 Trek mountain bike into a 1x8 Mullet bike. The original cassette was an 11x30T. The new cassette is a 11x42T with a 38T wide/narrow chain ring. I used a Zsling Extra...
03-23-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 57,568
Posted By Blues

Classic concept

The concept is certainly vintage even if the build is recent. This is a 3-string, fret-less, slide, box guitar I built primarily for killer Blues. It has a birds eye maple, book matched top with a...
03-20-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By Blues

[QUOTE=drwright;21976839]What stem did you get...

[QUOTE=drwright;21976839]What stem did you get for it? Was the reach or angle not adequate with the stock stem? I'm leaning away from the Poseidon because I'm worried about not being able to ride it...
03-20-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By Blues

Posiedon X

I have been riding a '21 Posiedon X with drop bars 4 or 5 days a week for 4 months. I have adjusted it fit me by changing the stem. The 1x10 sprocket ratios are right for my rolling hills. I like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,036
Posted By Blues

Flipped drop bars

I think this is a common method off flipping the drop bars. I left enough of the drop to mount my mirror. This arrangement is a effort to fit the bike to my "Old Geezer" physical limitations. I...
02-11-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Blues

I now think the painted part, I'll call the stud,...

I now think the painted part, I'll call the stud, is one piece and is welded to the fork. The weld puddles can be seen in the attached front view. The 5mm hex head screw that holds on the brake...
02-10-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Blues

Thank you! This is a great idea makes me...

Thank you!

This is a great idea makes me start thinking of other uses.
02-10-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Blues

Thanks for the responses. I'll put tubing...

Thanks for the responses.

I'll put tubing over the shafts and not worry about them.

Thanks,

Fred
02-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Blues

How remove brake studs

I'm modifying my old 96ish Trek 830 XC into a gravel like Geezer Bike. It now has 700 wheels with a 8x cassette and drop bars. I want to remove the brake studs [posts] from the forks and seat...
02-04-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,864
Posted By Blues

Assuming the bike fit is right, larger tires at...

Assuming the bike fit is right, larger tires at lower pressure solved my hand issues.
02-01-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,696
Posted By Blues

Another idea that would give you 30mm more height...

Another idea that would give you 30mm more height is the Surly Truck Stop Bar (https://surlybikes.com/parts/truck_stop_bar) with it's built in 30mm rise.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,891
Posted By Blues

Being an 185 pound older guy suffering from a lot...

Being an 185 pound older guy suffering from a lot of wear, a smooth ride is the only option or I would not be able to ride at all. I have folding 28mm Gaterskins with tubes on my R-300 Cannondale,...
Forum: Foo
01-03-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,870
Posted By Blues

Linux user

I've been using various versions of Linux for two decades. The first few years, I still needed a Window$ machine for some software like CAD. For about 15 years, I have used some flavor of Ubuntu...
12-24-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Blues

Brakes

Thanks Russ. I really appreciate the advice. I did figure out I need a different brake arrangement. I have a Tektro R559 long reach road caliper 55-73mm for the rear and the front forks I'm using...
12-23-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Blues

Thanks

Thank y'all for the information. It's what I need.
Fred
12-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Blues

Need new wheel

I am converting my old Trek 4300 trail bike into a Geezer road bike and want a sealed bearing, rim brake, 700c rear wheel for a 35-38mm tire [I think around a 18mm inside rim would be good], 135mm DO...
12-18-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By Blues

1x7

I have a purple and green '95 Trek 930 I use as a Cruiser. I added pull back bars, a rear rack and smoother tires to it. The 14-28T freewheel was worn out so I changed it to a 13-34T and I run the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,896
Posted By Blues

Very ingenious!

Very ingenious!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,274
Posted By Blues

Measuring accuracy

BikingViking, do you have something you can measure that you otherwise know the dimension, to check your calipers? No offense intended.
10-28-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Blues

TrailAngel: Would you explain what you mean? I...

TrailAngel:
Would you explain what you mean? I did the tennis ball thing to my new Brooks Imperial not the40+ year old Brooks B-15.
10-28-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Blues

My 40+ year old Brooks leather saddle was...

My 40+ year old Brooks leather saddle was comfortable after it's initial break-in. I don't remember how long the break-in it took, but it was long enough for me to still remember. I currently use...
10-28-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Blues

Brooks leather saddle break-in - fast method

I tried an experiment to speed up the break-in period for my new Brooks Imperial leather saddle. I clamped two new tennis balls to the top of the Brooks saddle in the location of my sit bones.
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