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09-19-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,232
Posted By stevel610

With the new wheels: Quanta sealed bearing...

With the new wheels: Quanta sealed bearing cartridge hubs to 36 hole Sun CR18 rims. The hubs are amazingly smooth when new and the (machine built) wheels only took a few minutes to tension. Removing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,353
Posted By stevel610

This is my 4th pair of Gatorskins. 2nd pair of...

This is my 4th pair of Gatorskins. 2nd pair of 27x1 1/4 (630x32c). I guess I don't ride enough because I've never worn a set out or had a flat.

The Gatorskin Hardshells have an ok ride quality. I...
09-18-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,232
Posted By stevel610

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1985 Team USA. 52/42 with a 14-30 freewheel. I have an upgraded 27"...
09-03-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By stevel610

I think it would be okay. Just be sure to buy...

I think it would be okay. Just be sure to buy some proof hide and an adjusting nut wrench.
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,278
Posted By stevel610

A comfortable bike underneath you is better than...

A comfortable bike underneath you is better than an unknown bike on order...
08-27-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By stevel610

Can you post a picture of the Mountain Tour? I...

Can you post a picture of the Mountain Tour? I used to have an 86 or 87.

BikeTiresDirect.com is a good source. FYI-I had Continental Traffics and Kenda K-Rads which were both flat prone.
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08-26-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,358
Posted By stevel610

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My first gravel grinder. 80's Raleigh beach cruiser.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,484
Posted By stevel610

NO reason to delete. Good topic. Good...

NO reason to delete. Good topic. Good question.:thumb:
08-17-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,672
Posted By stevel610

Right now my only bike is a Novara Safari with a...

Right now my only bike is a Novara Safari with a 48/36/26 in front, with an 11-32 in rear. I could use the middle gear 90% of the time. But those long or steep climbs I am really greatful for the...
Forum: Foo
08-16-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,045
Posted By stevel610

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Electric Football 😉
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08-14-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,202
Posted By stevel610

I regularly get my 40# commuter up to 42mph on a...

I regularly get my 40# commuter up to 42mph on a long steep hill. Though my ave commute speed is 12 MPH in hilly terrain.

I love single speeds as well.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By stevel610

There's a thread on Mercier upgrades around here...

There's a thread on Mercier upgrades around here somewhere. From what I recall, most buyers of the Mecier (Bikes Direct) see it as a rideable canvas which serves as a starting point which you can...
07-29-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 10,393
Posted By stevel610

168 miles so far. Should be adding 32 more on the...

168 miles so far. Should be adding 32 more on the commute tomorrow.
I have to start the daily log.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,772
Posted By stevel610

Help people in getting their souls to heaven. No,...

Help people in getting their souls to heaven. No, not a hitman😉.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,862
Posted By stevel610

Glad the clarification was made and no unsavory...

Glad the clarification was made and no unsavory business practices. Really pleased the store investigated and clarified the situation.
07-16-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By stevel610

Good luck. I hope you enjoy it!

Good luck. I hope you enjoy it!
07-13-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By stevel610

Old bikes are awesome. Biketiresdirect.com has a...

Old bikes are awesome. Biketiresdirect.com has a good assortment of 27" tires. Usually around 14 styles. Last time I looked a couple of days ago they had 4 styles in stock. Fortunately both Schwalbe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 11:10 AM
07-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By stevel610

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/quickbeam-index.h...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/quickbeam-index.html

Sheldon Brown had a bike with 40/33 chainrings. Then a 2 speed 16/18t White Industries freewheel on one side and a 14t fixed cog on the other....
06-29-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,064
Posted By stevel610

The product is: Bourdreaux's Butt Paste Diaper...

The product is: Bourdreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment.
(Posted for reference after the link stops working.)
06-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,048
Posted By stevel610

Don't have dates, but my odometer is showing 150+...

Don't have dates, but my odometer is showing 150+ miles so far for June. Nice to be back on the bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,614
Posted By stevel610

I think it's great that you did this. Thanks for...

I think it's great that you did this. Thanks for taking the time, expense and then sharing your results.
05-23-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,390
Posted By stevel610

I like REI and have always had good service. I...

I like REI and have always had good service. I think during these times shipping departments are dealing with extraordinary levels of volume. While I understand being upset, it really amounts to a...
05-21-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,072
Posted By stevel610

My thought is once 650b reaches market saturation...

My thought is once 650b reaches market saturation 26" will be back again. The marketers will come up with a new or "forgotten" benefit to create the need. Something like "the much wider footprint a...
05-13-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By stevel610

You are getting your first lesson in bicycle...

You are getting your first lesson in bicycle industry marketing. Every year, or less, they have the next thing you "have to" have. It's mostly marketing. Ride the bike you have for a couple years and...
05-13-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By stevel610

Beautiful bags. You are incredibly talented. ...

Beautiful bags. You are incredibly talented.

If I can make a recommendation. Where the bottom piece comes up and is covered by the flap., it appears somewhat shallow. It looks like it would hold...
05-12-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By stevel610

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/...

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/best-road-bike-tires
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,450
Posted By stevel610

Nice bike! Wear what you want. You...

Nice bike!

Wear what you want.

You being in their group will make their perception in public better. Not as many people will think of them as tool like tour de France wannabe's. 😉
05-08-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By stevel610

Tire replacement and wheel truing are separate...

Tire replacement and wheel truing are separate items. You should be able to replace the tubes and tires without needing to true if they were ok before you started.

You may think of it as spending...
05-08-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By stevel610

I'd say go to biketiresdirect.com and get a pair...

I'd say go to biketiresdirect.com and get a pair of tires. General Lee spending a little more will provide greater long-term value. Schwalbe Marathons at $36 each right now would last you for years....
05-07-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By stevel610

I would try getting some oil inside the...

I would try getting some oil inside the Freewheel. It could just be a little gummed up and the pawls not catching instantly. I recently had this condition on a bike that hadn't been written very...
05-03-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By stevel610

Try arts & crafts or school supplies.

Try arts & crafts or school supplies.
04-30-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By stevel610

A less expensive route would be to take your rear...

A less expensive route would be to take your rear wheel to the local shop, have them remove the fixed cog and put a freewheel of appropriate size on. It will be about 15 minutes of labor, and done...
04-29-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,364
Posted By stevel610

Also I would look at this place for an extra...

Also I would look at this place for an extra strength 48 spoke bike polo wheel / wheelset.
https://boxwoodbicyclepolo.com/wheels.html...
02-06-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,599
Posted By stevel610

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Novara Safari. Currently wearing Schwalbe Winter Plus studded tires.
01-27-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,788
Posted By stevel610

We spend WAY too much time trying to get "the...

We spend WAY too much time trying to get "the perfect" piece of gear. When I got back into riding in 2007 I had a steel single speed Raleigh beach cruiser with steel wheels and a coaster brake. IIRC...
12-30-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,296
Posted By stevel610

Not sure you can find what you want for under...

Not sure you can find what you want for under $12,500. Maybe if you can "splurge upward" to that we could help better....of course $15,000 would be better.
11-30-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,120
Posted By stevel610

Heading down a country road with a blind curve...

Heading down a country road with a blind curve and then about a 200-yard area before I would turn left onto an intersecting road. Heard a car on the curve behind me. Loud pipes, hammering. I decided...
11-09-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,582
Posted By stevel610

Steel's real, baby...😎

Steel's real, baby...😎
10-10-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By stevel610

Thanks for all the helpful information. I did...

Thanks for all the helpful information. I did tighten the spokes a bit more and I've been riding on it for a couple of weeks. Staying true so I guess what I did worked. Couldn't have done it without...
09-06-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 87,128
Posted By stevel610

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Early 80s Schwinn Traveler. 39/16 fixed with an 18 tooth Freewheel....
06-04-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,245
Posted By stevel610

OMG- Thought I was back on my street growing up...

OMG- Thought I was back on my street growing up again!
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