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Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,107
Posted By Phamilton

I donít even remember if I posted a pic of this...

I donít even remember if I posted a pic of this one in this thread but hereís the latest iteration of my Ď83 Voyageur. Iíve been riding it since April and really like it. I have a pair of high flange...
06-23-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,479
Posted By Phamilton

My Voyageur has Tange Champion tubing. Itís the...

My Voyageur has Tange Champion tubing. Itís the most flexible frame Iíve ever ridden/owned, and I like the way it wiggles and squirms unless I have more than about 30 lbs loaded on it, then the...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,539
Posted By Phamilton

Being surrounded by swarms of people, whether on...

Being surrounded by swarms of people, whether on foot or bicycle, is spiritual.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,539
Posted By Phamilton

Where is that? Planespotters drool for such a...

Where is that? Planespotters drool for such a spot.
06-18-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 637,109
Posted By Phamilton

May I ask what handlebar this is?

May I ask what handlebar this is?
06-17-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 637,109
Posted By Phamilton

It takes a special type of person to appreciate...

It takes a special type of person to appreciate that. Kudos from one special person to another!
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,174
Posted By Phamilton

Got the legs, got the time, but Iíd prefer to...

Got the legs, got the time, but Iíd prefer to spend the time typing about how much Iím not riding on the internet.
06-10-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,479
Posted By Phamilton

I have never toured but have a long daily...

I have never toured but have a long daily commute. I imagine a good touring speed would be 14-15mph. I feel like I could keep that pace for hours. At 11mph I think Iíd be coasting the whole time and...
06-07-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,479
Posted By Phamilton

sloar don't wait until you have scars on your...

sloar don't wait until you have scars on your legs to trim the ends of those fender stays. If you have big feet, your toes will hit 'em too. If you think it may be useful to you, I have a front rack...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,174
Posted By Phamilton

Are there restrooms you can use along the way? My...

Are there restrooms you can use along the way? My commute is roughly an hour each way with no place to stop. This requires careful monitoring of food/drink intake before I leave, or else "roughing...
06-05-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Phamilton

A 24" wheeled bike will likely be outgrown...

A 24" wheeled bike will likely be outgrown quickly. I recommend a smaller framed 26" wheeled bike, my daughter is 12 and fits a 15" frame fine at 5'1" and enough seatpost exposed for a rider 3-4"...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,361
Posted By Phamilton

Over 4,000 miles on my Bontrager T1s when I...

Over 4,000 miles on my Bontrager T1s when I stopped counting miles. T1 ($20/ea) only available in 700c up to 25mm wide, the T2 ($25/ea)available up to 32mm. Mine are 27 x 1 1/4. Easy to mount, tread...
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,575
Posted By Phamilton

Not at all. My advice is to stay out of it if you...

Not at all. My advice is to stay out of it if you really dislike the person.
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,575
Posted By Phamilton

And if you accept any advice I give and it yields...

And if you accept any advice I give and it yields an unexpected/undesirable outcome am I then the scapegoat?
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,575
Posted By Phamilton

If you really dislike this person, why involve...

If you really dislike this person, why involve yourself? The people I dislike I avoid. Maybe this is more complicated than like/dislike.
05-15-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

Blogs are old school. Forums are old...

Blogs are old school.

Forums are old school.

I gotta break up with Bike Forums. I gotta grow up a little.

See ya.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,917
Posted By Phamilton

Somebody more clever than I could think of some...

Somebody more clever than I could think of some wordplay between commute and flute.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,917
Posted By Phamilton

I wouldn't wanna try that on my commute.

I wouldn't wanna try that on my commute.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,917
Posted By Phamilton

Last couple days been riding with my backpack...

Last couple days been riding with my backpack instead of pannier, it has a phone pocket on the front of one of the straps, it's sorta nice to play music through the speaker. It doesn't sound very...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 27,975
Posted By Phamilton

noglider robertorolfo Thanks for the...

noglider robertorolfo

Thanks for the replies! I think it's an interesting job that my body wouldn't tolerate. Re emulating the look, I wonder how many elements of the typical messenger "kit" are...
05-15-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 637,109
Posted By Phamilton

Golden Boy, (I gave up trying to tag you) Is...

Golden Boy, (I gave up trying to tag you)

Is this your sig reference?
...
05-15-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 637,109
Posted By Phamilton

I got this Ď83 (pretty sure) Voyageur a little...

I got this Ď83 (pretty sure) Voyageur a little over a month ago, been using it for a commuter and it does a fine job. I doubt itís ever seen a tour, and as long as itís in my possession itís doubtful...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 27,975
Posted By Phamilton

noglider robertorolfo, do you guys ever see bike...

noglider robertorolfo, do you guys ever see bike messengers?

There are probably others here from NYC but I only know of yous twos guys for certain.
05-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

I'm a liberal. Whining is what we do.

I'm a liberal. Whining is what we do.
05-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

Somebody accused me of whining on Bike Forums....

Somebody accused me of whining on Bike Forums. Preposterous.
05-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

Commute log - 5/14/19 AM

Excellent.


I lowered my saddle another 1mm, repositioned my feet another 1mm forward on the pedals, and lowered my bars another .5mm in addition to rotating them about 1/2 a deg further forward....
05-13-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

I donít have any idea how long it will take. I...

I donít have any idea how long it will take. I have a same year Raleigh Marathon that I put about 4,000 commuting miles on and rode it to pieces.
05-13-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

I flipped a coin. Iím gonna keep it like it...

I flipped a coin.

Iím gonna keep it like it is, and ride it until it falls apart. Iíll report back here periodically.

It has an odometer on the front wheel, had 1845 on it when I bought it. I...
05-13-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

It really is a VERY good bike, though. At $45...

It really is a VERY good bike, though. At $45 delivered to my house, it was a steal.
05-13-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

Further confession: Iím torn about even messing...

Further confession: Iím torn about even messing with anything. It works so well despite not being ďexactlyĒ what I want. And the way that I wrench on my bikes, it might be better in the long run to...
05-13-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

Ok, that makes sense. Thank you for doing the...

Ok, that makes sense. Thank you for doing the research for me, I confess I didnít take the time!

Iíll look at those date codes tomorrow and report back. I think that stuff is interesting. I...
05-13-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

Iíll get to do laps around that trailer park as...

Iíll get to do laps around that trailer park as many times as I lived there, twice in the same trailer.
05-13-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

Iíd visit their gravesite, too. Itís only like 2...

Iíd visit their gravesite, too. Itís only like 2 miles from their house.
05-13-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

Iíve been thinking about doing a mini bike tour...

Iíve been thinking about doing a mini bike tour sometime this summer where Iíll ride past all the places Iíve ever lived. I havenít started trying to figure out yet what the mileage would be, but...
05-13-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

He was a brick mason. She was a homemaker. I...

He was a brick mason. She was a homemaker. I donít really care for the term, but I canít think of a better one at the moment.
I guess she learned to drive around the time I was born. By the time I...
05-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

Neither one of them could ride a bike.

Neither one of them could ride a bike.
05-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

He grew up Amish, he and my gramma both did. They...

He grew up Amish, he and my gramma both did. They left the Amish when they got married. They both had an 8th grade education. They were among the first of their siblings to leave. Pioneers sort of....
05-13-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

My dead grampa would sit and talk for hours and...

My dead grampa would sit and talk for hours and weíd sit around and listen. It was easier after my gramma had her stroke, there were a lot less interruptions.
Theres this YouTube channel I watch...
05-13-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

Thank you! The pics above were the day I...

Thank you!

The pics above were the day I got the bike, Iíve already cleaned up and polished the crank and shifters. There arenít any scratches, the whole bike was just a little dirty and grimy...
05-13-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

Does anybody think I could get a hundred bucks...

Does anybody think I could get a hundred bucks out of the crank, both derailers, and shifters?
05-13-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

Imma polish those rusty screw heads.

Imma polish those rusty screw heads.
05-13-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

So Iíve got two polar opposite views on these...

So Iíve got two polar opposite views on these parts, any other opinions?
05-13-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

I like this, but evidently I canít ďlikeĒ it...

I like this, but evidently I canít ďlikeĒ it while mobile.

Thanks for popping in!
05-13-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

A reality TV show about bike flippers called...

A reality TV show about bike flippers called ďPolishing ChromeĒ
05-13-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

Best thing never said today - ďYour momís rear...

Best thing never said today - ďYour momís rear derailer has some corrosionĒ
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 27,975
Posted By Phamilton

Good commutes today. Rained the first half of the...

Good commutes today. Rained the first half of the ride in but I was almost dry by the time I got to work. Dry ride home. Cloudy and chilly but itís good commuting weather. Really I just putzed along...
05-13-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/662x49/2019_05_13_13_58_58_bike_forums_subscriptions_178242a1a81c7ca13a1968800bdb5c81d4380208.png

3K views. What kind of creepers are reading...
05-12-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Phamilton

1st gen Deore touring drivetrain

I just bought this 1983 Schwinn Voyageur about a month ago. The drivetrain is really cool, and in really nice shape. Iím not sure yet if itís going to be suitable for my riding style, and Iím not...
05-12-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

This 1st gen Deore drivetrain is super cool and...

This 1st gen Deore drivetrain is super cool and all in really nice shape. I almost donít want to use it for commuting. If it were worth anything, I might sell it to help subsidize the cost of a 3...
05-12-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,035
Posted By Phamilton

In reality how all the gearing plays out is on...

In reality how all the gearing plays out is on whatever bike Iím riding, I usually end up choosing the gear thatís closest to about 60-65 gear inches the vast majority of the time. If I have a...
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