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04-15-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 781,580
Posted By LBCwanabe

Unknown Peugeot w/ factory touring package that...

Unknown Peugeot w/ factory touring package that includes a dynamo, fenders, rack and lights(damaged to badly to restore. It is interesting how they manufactured the wire harness into the frame....
Forum: Touring
04-10-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,010
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that when I was a kid I had a...

I mentioned above that when I was a kid I had a double leg center stand for my paper route bike. That bike I often had very heavy rear load. But I never had anything on the front of the bike, so the...
04-09-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,309
Posted By 52telecaster

the discount is great. We get qbp stuff for 10...

the discount is great. We get qbp stuff for 10 percent over cost.
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,010
Posted By J.Higgins

I used the velcro for a while, and it worked...

I used the velcro for a while, and it worked fine, until I discovered these, which I buy by the bag-full. Every bike I sell gets one.
...
04-07-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By scarlson

Thought the answer to that question was di2...

Thought the answer to that question was di2 :roflmao:
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,010
Posted By staehpj1

I've never felt the need for one. I either lean...

I've never felt the need for one. I either lean my bike against something or just lay it on the ground. Out in the open countryside I figure it is the safest from falling if it is already on the...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,010
Posted By amilianadvtrs

We ride a tandem for tours so a kickstand is a...

We ride a tandem for tours so a kickstand is a must. Started out with the Greenlee single sided one but dropped the bike a few too many times so we upgraded to the Pletscher two-leg kickstand, cut it...
03-31-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Digger Goreman

Indeed, I think the rack is wrong and have...

Indeed, I think the rack is wrong and have ordered one similar to the one you show (Axiom Journey DLX) with option of free return in the odd case it doesn't fit.
03-30-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Chombi1

Those are first model issued by Look to the...

Those are first model issued by Look to the public. Not too many of those in great condition left out there.
They will make a great period appropriate addition to a late 1983/84 race bike build!
03-29-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,680
Posted By Cougrrcj

What? You're in Kentuck and you've never heard of...

What? You're in Kentuck and you've never heard of the '4S rule'? Shoot Shoplifter, Shovel, and Shut up. 'nuff said

...and if called to testify remember this: I can't remember... I don't recall.......
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By smudgy

UKFan4Sure, Thanks for the positive comments. I...

UKFan4Sure, Thanks for the positive comments. I have been bike touring for years and sometimes people ask me about it. I started the videos as a way to show people what bike touring is about. For me...
03-25-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By Unca_Sam

Sold listings

On the full website, there's a preview in the pop up when you hover over the listing. I'm very happy when the OP saves me five minutes by editing that first post with SOLD right at the beginning of...
03-25-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By iandunham

FS: 1985 Specialized Rockhopper - In Crazy Good Shape

$400 shipped

I saw this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1092342-fs-1985-first-year-built-specialized-rockhopper.html) and thought I'd mention this bike here.

The first...
03-24-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 690
Posted By SethB

Thanks! Sadly the problem is with the chain...

Thanks!

Sadly the problem is with the chain whip. I can't get enough leverage to hold it still, or it just starts bending and the links start breaking. I may just get a new one with the new wheel...
03-24-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By bikemike73

Love it when parts are recycled as well as bikes...

Love it when parts are recycled as well as bikes !!!


Thank you for saving these from the scrap heap !!!!
03-24-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I just got the email from VO today - and all the...

I just got the email from VO today - and all the good stuff was gone by the time I logged in.

Snooze/lose indeed. :( That's Ok, I should start messing with the stuff I have on hand; it's enough.
03-23-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By alcjphil

Sorry, I didn't mean to sound flippant....

Sorry, I didn't mean to sound flippant. Everything you buy that doesn't work out is expensive. My apologies.
03-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Crankycrank

You're not an idiot. That's something you don't...

You're not an idiot. That's something you don't run across too much these days as 1" steerers are becoming scarce with threadless setups. With a shim you have far more choices for stems if you decide...
03-23-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By alcjphil

Take the cap off so that we can see if you have a...

Take the cap off so that we can see if you have a shim on your stem so that a possible 1 1/8 stem can fit a 1" steer tube. You need a cap that fits the stem, not the steer tube
03-23-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Crankycrank

Yup, you need the larger cap. You could just use...

Yup, you need the larger cap. You could just use the Profile cap in the photo. I have a 1" CC Headset on my 1" steerer as well and the larger 1 1/8" cap was supplied with it to fit my 1 1/8' stem...
Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By smudgy

TransAmerica Trail Bike Tour, The Dreaded Middle Third

My 4th and final tour of 2019 captured on video. I only had time to ride from Pueblo, CO to Carbondale, IL. I heard a biker call it the dreaded middle third. He said it's called that because that's...
03-19-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By Wildwood

This thread reminded me it was time to price...

This thread reminded me it was time to price check a couple of things on the wish list.

PlanetX has their Holdsworth crank on sale for under $100USD, with 20% off that price. So I bought a few...
03-17-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Camilo

If you end up looking for a new 1" threadless...

If you end up looking for a new 1" threadless carbon fiber fork, be sure to look at the Columbus Minimal. Very nice fork, carbon legs and steerer, light, reputable company, modest graphics. Mine is...
03-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,085
Posted By 52telecaster

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-15-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By prairiepedaler

The POS I ride around on is 43lbs dry. Add two...

The POS I ride around on is 43lbs dry. Add two locks and that increases it by 7 pounds. Right now it has studded tires on it for winter. Top it off, I'm 6'4 and living in the 4th windiest city in the...
03-15-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By dedhed

Product recalls usually don't have an end date....

Product recalls usually don't have an end date. If you don't find out about a recall for a year or more, follow the instructions in the recall notice the CPSC issued. Call the company at the...
03-15-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By HillRider

My first action would be to call Cervelo and...

My first action would be to call Cervelo and explain the situation to them. Many companies will bend over backwards to satisfy a customer, particularly if there is a safety defect, even many years...
03-14-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By beicster

If you find a great deal on a 25" Voyageur let me...

If you find a great deal on a 25" Voyageur let me know. You seem to have some Voyageur mojo.
03-13-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By beefTLR

Beautiful bike dude. Mine was similar minus the...

Beautiful bike dude. Mine was similar minus the fenders. It made my 12 mile commute at the time smooth sailing.
03-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,908
Posted By trainman999

Do thease count? ...

Do thease count?
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Lady's Paramounts...
03-13-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By 3speedslow

Right on!

Right on!
03-13-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By beefTLR

Looks beautiful. Makes me wish I still had my 86...

Looks beautiful. Makes me wish I still had my 86 Voyager... It was heavy but so smooth and comfy.
03-12-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,466
Posted By RobbieTunes

I've met and ridden with 54 BF members, and I...

I've met and ridden with 54 BF members, and I hope to add to that this year. That's my gloat.

Bragging? I just finished a modern used buy/build, and it doesn't suck. $1100 with spare wheels and...
03-12-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By sheddle

My grail bike, though I'd settle for a Prodigy.

My grail bike, though I'd settle for a Prodigy.
03-12-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By m_sasso

Nice, looks to be 2002, I have a pristine White...

Nice, looks to be 2002, I have a pristine White 2001 pre reveal edition Prodigy. Lots of roomers about these frames, many say they were made by Hugh Black at True North Cycles. True North out of...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By ricrunner

I also love the suicide brakes for slowing, wish ...

I also love the suicide brakes for slowing, wish I could fit them to my current bike with discs, and brifters.
03-11-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By P!N20

Thermacrom is what alien spaceships are made out...

Thermacrom is what alien spaceships are made out of.
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By nun

I take a head mounted Petzval lamp when I tour so...

I take a head mounted Petzval lamp when I tour so I can see around camp at night. I use it if I ride at night too. Simple, light weight and does double duty.
02-28-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,564
Posted By 52telecaster

im just out of room for bike storage... i may...

im just out of room for bike storage... i may need an intervention. Thing is, if you come to my house and you can ride a 58, you will have wheels!
02-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,698
Posted By jgscisum

Such a nice ride. Reynolds 531

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Forum: Touring
02-03-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
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
02-03-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
Posted By hartmame

My Build

I was more concerned with running a whole road group set when I was looking for a Touring bike. I had a decent Man bike that I wasn't using so I purchased a LHT frame and moved my Man bike drive...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
Posted By cliffbatson

I bought a Surly LHT frame and worked with a...

I bought a Surly LHT frame and worked with a local bike shop to build it up the way I wanted. STI shifting is better than bar-end to me. I put a smaller small chainring up front for easier...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
Posted By Miele Man

There is an immense amount of satisfaction in...

There is an immense amount of satisfaction in building up a bicycle with components one has purchased separately or collected over the years.

When I was looking to get a dedicated touring bicycle...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Reading between the lines, you have decided you...

Reading between the lines, you have decided you want to build up a bike, just nervous about mixing and matching components.

My rando bike has:
- Campy 10 speed rear brifter.
- Huret front...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
Posted By CliffordK

I enjoy the experimenting. :) I've never...

I enjoy the experimenting. :)

I've never bought a "touring" bike. One of my abominations was this hybrid to drop bar conversion.
...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
Posted By Russ Roth

I'd have no trouble running claris or alivio...

I'd have no trouble running claris or alivio depending on where it is. The four things that really matter for me on a touring bike are frame, wheels and tires, handlebars and saddle. Cheaper parts...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
Posted By PedalingWalrus

My first touring bike was (not long ago) a Surly...

My first touring bike was (not long ago) a Surly Disc Trucker and I used it pure stock on tours and would not hesitate to take it on a world tour as is.


however, I have added a touring tandem to...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,151
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, to start the conversation: If you wanted a...

Well, to start the conversation: If you wanted a tried and true off the shelf design for road touring you could look at the Surly long haul trucker or disc trucker. Many people tour on those...
01-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By smudgy

I've ridden the Natchez Trace Parkway in...

I've ridden the Natchez Trace Parkway in mid-March for spring break. I started in Nashville and headed south. It was cold and cloudy and by day 2 it was about 40 F and raining, some of the worst...
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