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Forum: Great Lakes
01-15-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By fishboat

I live south of Milwaukee and know the cycling...

I live south of Milwaukee and know the cycling options from Waukegan, IL to Door County fairly well.

Weather that time of year..shouldn't be an issue as long as you have clothing for cooler...
Forum: Touring
01-13-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 818
Posted By fishboat

FWIW for anyone looking for tires..Bike24...

FWIW for anyone looking for tires..Bike24 shipping for one tire or 9 tires(as I recently picked up) is 19.99 Euro. Seems pretty reasonable given their prices and distance/complexity. My last order a...
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 818
Posted By fishboat

I tried to find them 3-4 months ago..nada..Bike24...

I tried to find them 3-4 months ago..nada..Bike24 had/has them listed, but unavailable
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 818
Posted By fishboat

Thanks for posting (continuing to) the followups....

Thanks for posting (continuing to) the followups. They definitely look broken in, but not bad really, given the miles. I just ordered a pair of these yesterday...I'm stocking up on a couple-few...
01-11-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By fishboat

Get the 1.25 inch hitch if that's all you can...

Get the 1.25 inch hitch if that's all you can find..then buy whatever bike rack that gets you what you need at the price you want to pay. If you need a 1.25 inch too 2 inch receiver adapter..get it....
Forum: Touring
01-06-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,644
Posted By fishboat

Agree.. I stand corrected. My physics was just...

Agree.. I stand corrected. My physics was just 40 years ago.."it depends" & details..win the day. There's just one set of facts in this world.
...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,644
Posted By fishboat

That's what most folks would think..but.. ...

That's what most folks would think..but..

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/newtlaws/efar.cfm

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/newtlaws/efff.cfm

I doubt there's enough...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,644
Posted By fishboat

Also..thx for posting this..very interestng read....

Also..thx for posting this..very interestng read.

A friend I ride with has often wondered why I roll past him so easily while we both coast on downhills...even when I'm riding my drop bar...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By fishboat

A couple more data point on "old school mtn...

A couple more data point on "old school mtn bikes"..A 1990 Trek 970, 20" (measures 19.5" actually) frame, has a eff top tube of 575mm. By 1994 and beyond the 20" 970 top tube went to 590mm. ...
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By fishboat

..that's the way it works. I use a vertical...

..that's the way it works. I use a vertical laser level to set up bikes new to me, or in helping others setup their bikes. Lining up the laser line with the front of the kneecap (with crank arms...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,644
Posted By fishboat

Another vote for tires..they can make a world of...

Another vote for tires..they can make a world of difference. A couple bikes I've purchased had "tires" on them that made road riding feel like I was riding in soft sand. New, fast, easy rolling,...
01-03-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By fishboat

Take a look at this: ...

Take a look at this:

https://ridewithgps.com/help/garmin-etrex

I use an etrex20, seems to work fine..couple times I've needed it.

I also use a laptop or desktop to create and manage...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By fishboat

OT..but..I've seen you mention Iceland a number...

OT..but..I've seen you mention Iceland a number of times..I recently read a good book that discusses many locations/civilizations around the world with one of them being Iceland. Iceland is...
12-31-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By fishboat

The wheels may or may not be shot..they could...

The wheels may or may not be shot..they could just need servicing..entry decent wheels will probably go $300 and up. ( may be optimistic here..prices continue to rise..)
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,541
Posted By fishboat

..passing thought.. if you're looking for...

..passing thought.. if you're looking for waterproof, a common way to make a non-waterproof pannier into a waterproof pannier is to line each bag with a trash-compactor plastic bag. It works, and is...
12-31-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By fishboat

Brooks C17 or C17-Carved. The carved version is...

Brooks C17 or C17-Carved. The carved version is the more comfortable of the two..to me at least.
...
12-31-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,972
Posted By fishboat

ugh..I'd respectfully disagree. I did have one...

ugh..I'd respectfully disagree. I did have one chain just drop off at speed and it was completely uneventful. I wasn't pedaling hard at the time, I lost resistance, stopped, and looked back to see...
12-31-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By fishboat

+1 I'd pass on the bike. Given what the OP...

+1

I'd pass on the bike. Given what the OP has said on condition, use, and specifically the wheels(should have been fixed long ago rather than being a current issue), for the money involved,...
12-29-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By fishboat

Well..if you're going to leave it on the...

Well..if you're going to leave it on the street..then I'd have to ask, "..where do you live?"

You can't sell it locally? When you sell, if shipping is a must, then shipping is always extra..on...
12-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By fishboat

Sell it now and you'll get decent money for it(if...

Sell it now and you'll get decent money for it(if it's in good shape..+/- $500). In general, there's not a thing wrong with the bike or its components. Sitting in an unheated storage cube/garage...
12-25-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,238
Posted By fishboat

Lighter fluid, charcoal lighter fluid, mineral...

Lighter fluid, charcoal lighter fluid, mineral spirits, pick one and a paper towel. Blot it out..be done in two minutes.

The "carpet" is most likely polyloefin...impervious to most anything. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By fishboat

These: ...

These:
https://www.thebikesmiths.com/collections/tires-all/products/panaracer-5328?variant=12924455845922

Looks like they are sold out of blackwall, though that would be temporary.

The SKs...
12-04-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,975
Posted By fishboat

+1 I blew by 60 a while ago, and I own a few...

+1

I blew by 60 a while ago, and I own a few Lemond steel bikes(one Ti), but I do fine under my own power and need the exercise.

The only way to keep moving is to keep moving.
12-02-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,024
Posted By fishboat

I agree..BB drop and trail are big variables in...

I agree..BB drop and trail are big variables in how a bike handles. I'd think at least trail would be similar in the bikes (types) I've mentioned as one design goal common to each(type) would be...
12-02-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,695
Posted By fishboat

OP..from what you've said, you'll want to pass on...

OP..from what you've said, you'll want to pass on any bike related to triathlons.

We're a similar age. You'll find cycling to be a good way to keep in shape and not stress your bones.

I agree...
12-02-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,024
Posted By fishboat

Hopefully this thread can get back on track..or...

Hopefully this thread can get back on track..or it'll get locked and some good info will never come out.

RE the above quotes..

I too have in interest in understanding more about this. This past...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,229
Posted By fishboat

You have to ride one to find out. Suggestions are...

You have to ride one to find out. Suggestions are helpful, though one person's dream saddle is the next person's torture device.

I found the standard C17 (not carved, not C17S..a women's, short...
11-28-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By fishboat

Way too much (unnecessary) voodoo surrounding...

Way too much (unnecessary) voodoo surrounding riding a Brooks saddle. Secret slathering oils and care/feeding techniques. It isn't that mysterious.

Some folks need 500 miles of break in. ...
11-28-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By fishboat

Very nice work. So many refurb options for...

Very nice work.

So many refurb options for older mountain bikes..it's always a plus when someone saves one from a worse fate. I have several doing different jobs..and always keep my eye open...
Forum: Touring
11-28-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,229
Posted By fishboat

I don't think letting a B17 get soaked (once, or...

I don't think letting a B17 get soaked (once, or repeatedly) will end well...no more than doing the same with a leather jacket or shoes..and a saddle is under a fair bit more stress than shoes or a...
11-28-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By fishboat

Sit bone width plus ~20mm = total saddle width. ...

Sit bone width plus ~20mm = total saddle width. In your example above, I'd be looking for a 140mm wide saddle.

Between my GF and myself..we've done quite a bit of saddle searching, and purchased...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By fishboat

Panaracer is really expanding the GK line..you...

Panaracer is really expanding the GK line..you almost need a manual to figure out what you need.

Rather than wade through the GK site, the following are GK slicks. Bikesmiths also carriers...
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By fishboat

I agree, there's no substitute for riding. I...

I agree, there's no substitute for riding. I just find it somewhat surprising the same geometry (essentially identical or just downright identical, often 71* HT, 73* ST) is used in so many places,...
Forum: Touring
11-26-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By fishboat

..continuing research on how various bike's frame...

..continuing research on how various bike's frame geometry compares. Given this discussion, I was interested in how the LHT, Marrakesh, and 520 compared.

Interesting results:

The LHT compared...
11-25-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By fishboat

Someone once said, "..there is no bad weather,...

Someone once said, "..there is no bad weather, only poor clothing choices.."

I'd look to clothing before greatly reducing the performance of a bike. Riding with poor tires really takes the fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By fishboat

I think they are 17mm(?) The rims where I run...

I think they are 17mm(?) The rims where I run 700x28s are H Plus Son Archetypes. Outer width is 23mm. I'm not finding and inner width online. By the look of the scale drawing on the H Plus site,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By fishboat

I have a number of bikes that run GK slicks. GK...

I have a number of bikes that run GK slicks. GK slicks tend to run narrow. You may be able to mount 28mm tires on your bike..they run 27mm or slightly under.

I've not run gp4000s so I can't...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,999
Posted By fishboat

It seems there's no perfect solution. Any option...

It seems there's no perfect solution. Any option will have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the rider's needs or desires. Given your comments..I'll toss this out for the OP's consideration,...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By fishboat

:) ya..actually I did find two errors in the...

:) ya..actually I did find two errors in the list of 13000+ campgrounds. They had the wrong lat/lon coordinates on a couple campgrounds..easy to spot as the wrong color shows up in the wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By fishboat

I'd agree. The stock bike locally here would go...

I'd agree. The stock bike locally here would go $250. As this one sits, in the condition it's in, setup as it is..I wouldn't go $150..no idea if anyone else would. TX is a long way from here..hard...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By fishboat

If you use the Chrome browser it'll warn you...

If you use the Chrome browser it'll warn you about "not secure", but it has a button to push through and go there anyway. I've never had any issues with the site, from a security standpoint. I'm...
11-22-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By fishboat

I'm guessing, as a result of this fix, you've...

I'm guessing, as a result of this fix, you've spent a fair amount of time looking into options to keep a headshok working. Has Cannondale and/or aftermarket parts folks walked away from headshoks? ...
11-21-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By fishboat

"In God we trust, everyone else bring data.." :)...

"In God we trust, everyone else bring data.." :) ..went to a couple user meetings..Vegas and Wash DC..heck of a show both times. Attendance went from 500ish to 3000+ in the matter of a couple...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By fishboat

You're welcome, glad to help. It looks like...

You're welcome, glad to help.

It looks like Florida has some public options available.....
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By fishboat

Unfortunate, but I'm not surprised. I've visited...

Unfortunate, but I'm not surprised. I've visited various state campgrounds in the winter in Florida..they can be jammed.

A 2-3 day shake-down cruise is definitely a good investment.

Other...
11-21-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,185
Posted By fishboat

On a related note, recently watched "Klunkerz - A...

On a related note, recently watched "Klunkerz - A Film about Mountain Bikes" on Amazon..good film with some great footage.
11-21-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,547
Posted By fishboat

Just watched the documentary Icarus last...

Just watched the documentary Icarus last night.."talent" in a bottle.

I too would like to know what RH Clark (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rh-clark-501139.html) ended up with.
11-21-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,003
Posted By fishboat

Buy used Trek 7.5fx for $350-$500 and you're...

Buy used Trek 7.5fx for $350-$500 and you're done. More than enough for your needs. It's fast, comfortable, lightweight, and readily available on the used market if you look around a bit.

I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 781,742
Posted By fishboat

Call and ask for your hub of choice, chances are...

Call and ask for your hub of choice, chances are they'll do it. That Blackset Race 24 wheel didn't come with 105 hubs last fall. I called and asked..they reposted the website with a 105 hub...
11-20-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By fishboat

Yep, that's the same mount I have for my Etrex...

Yep, that's the same mount I have for my Etrex 20. I think it was $5..much more reasonable than the Garmin version. Fortunately I was able to "adjust it" into working.

Looks like you have it well...
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