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04-19-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By steine13

I can't take it anymore. I've been an Ortlieb...

I can't take it anymore.
I've been an Ortlieb guy since 1986, but these will just look adorable on my lavender Cannondale ST600.
Easter-egg tour!
PM sent.
cheers -mathias
04-09-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

Regarding the $4,400 Appaloosa. >> Asking...

Regarding the $4,400 Appaloosa.

>> Asking price is less than what is into it, but not by much given everything is literally brand new.

As a guy I know in the car world likes to say, "that's...
04-03-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 563,695
Posted By steine13

Jamesdak wins Bikeforums today -- these drawer...

Jamesdak wins Bikeforums today -- these drawer pulls are awesome!!!
cheers -mathias
03-27-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,139
Posted By steine13

>> so the old stale worries stay around and the...

>> so the old stale worries stay around and the new ones are overwritten.

That's not how my brain works.
For example, I used to worry about dying young, and now I don't.

cheers -mathias
03-27-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

It's a pit for working under the car. An uncle...

It's a pit for working under the car.
An uncle of mine dug one of these in his garage for oil changes etc. Handy.
03-27-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,171
Posted By steine13

Here is my experience with the moustache -- it...

Here is my experience with the moustache -- it wasn't as positive as I had hoped, but this is a personal thing.

What I found was that I liked the look, and I liked riding with it -- in the end,...
01-31-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

That "large Trek in Michigan" looks like a...

That "large Trek in Michigan" looks like a mid-80s 620, give or take., in 24"... which would work fine. Best of all, it's in Traverse City, where a good friend of mine just moved after he retired...
01-18-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

It's new bike day here in mid-Michigan. My T400...

It's new bike day here in mid-Michigan. My T400 from the Spokane Goodwill showed up today.
...
12-29-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

Well, step 1 completed. It's mine, for $104 -- so...

Well, step 1 completed. It's mine, for $104 -- so they're legit, I put in $207 for my maximum. Now I'm going to get on the phone and try bike stores in Spokane...

N+1 in 2021, what can I say ;)
12-27-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 563,695
Posted By steine13

Not the best riding weather here in mid-Michigan,...

Not the best riding weather here in mid-Michigan, but my wife's ancient Bianchi's resurrection Version 2 is shaping up, this time with 650b wheels, a Nexus 3spd hub, and Col de Vie tires as an...
12-08-21, 07:16 PM
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Views: 563,695
Posted By steine13

Looks like on this thread I'm destined to play...

Looks like on this thread I'm destined to play the sad clown. Today was a comedy of errors, which was a continuation from the weekend.

I've got this Cannondale H400 hybrid, you see, that I've been...
11-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 563,695
Posted By steine13

I am watching with great interest what thumpism...

I am watching with great interest what thumpism is going to do with this 620.
On the home front, I'm wrestling with my Cannondale H400 winter bike. Yesterday I "fixed" the herniated tube in the rear...
11-21-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

Facebook links are annoying bc of the account...

Facebook links are annoying bc of the account thing. Sometimes you can click through and sometimes you can't, to keep us interested, i guess.

How about an agreement to post the model advertised,...
11-16-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,970
Posted By steine13

First commute on the new wheels. New bike...

First commute on the new wheels. New bike syndrome maybe, but I really like the way these col de la vies ride at 45 lbs. It was minus 2 degrees socialist this morning at seven....
11-14-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,970
Posted By steine13

Alright. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Seeing as how...

Alright. No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Seeing as how my carefully pilfered 7sp freehub bodies would do no good, I went ahead and swapped the NDS spacer on the velomine hub with the narrower one of a new...
11-14-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By steine13

Press a piece of aluminum foil or even simple...

Press a piece of aluminum foil or even simple paper against the threads

Put no force on it after. Measure the widest range you can, count threads, that'll give you TPI. Easier than eyeballing...
11-14-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,408
Posted By steine13

If that ghastly tape is on there much longer,...

If that ghastly tape is on there much longer, this bike will lose Italian ctizenship.

Black.
11-13-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,970
Posted By steine13

Learned Friends: I had referenced "inbound...

Learned Friends:

I had referenced "inbound parts".. today, finally, with two days of shipping delay, I got my 650B touring wheel set form Velomine. At first blush, these seem to be very solidly...
11-12-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,687
Posted By steine13

On the contrary, i believe there is no such thing...

On the contrary, i believe there is no such thing as a safe ride. There IS risk mitigation, and acceptance of the residual.

I will say I'm back to 'helmet always' since I saw the post by the guy...
11-11-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,970
Posted By steine13

While we wait for parts to come in, here's what...

While we wait for parts to come in, here's what happens when a Phil bottom bracket gets corroded and does not wish to leave the frame.
...
11-11-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,687
Posted By steine13

>> or other vehicles that may stop or turn...

>> or other vehicles that may stop or turn suddenly and without warning

Around here, we call that a "Tuesday."
With bad drivers everywhere, how fast should I go?

The point is, a car turning...
11-11-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,687
Posted By steine13

25 mph is too fast?? Simple metric: if it...

25 mph is too fast??

Simple metric: if it isn't too fast in a car it's not too fast on a bike. The danger is from idiots not speed.

Take the too fast argument to its conclusion and you never...
11-07-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,970
Posted By steine13

Slowest Cannondale build thread

Learned Friends:

The thread title is not a boast or a a challenge, it's more of a warning.. it has taken me a couple weeks to get this bike on the road, and it will take most of the winter to turn...
11-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

This has been up for a while, and it may have...

This has been up for a while, and it may have mostly local appeal. Assenmacher is (or was) a well-regarded builder. I don't think Matt A. is active anymore.
This is not my size. Nice "fast tourer."...
10-25-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

**** WARNING: this is going to be an awful lot of...

**** WARNING: this is going to be an awful lot of words for a twenty-dollar bike *****






Learned Friends:

Let me start over, kinda. When 52telecaster asked
10-24-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 68,988
Views: 11,144,900
Posted By steine13

I'll let you know. Picking up tomorrow after work...

I'll let you know. Picking up tomorrow after work ;}
i want the rack and maybe the crank...the frame looks rough. Could replace my winter bike, though. horiz dropouts plus IGH... we'll see.

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10-18-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By steine13

>> For some bizarre reasons there are 7 clicks in...

>> For some bizarre reasons there are 7 clicks in the 7 speed BS50 shifter.

Funny. Truth is, there are SEVEN clicks in an 8 speed shifter, plus two 'half clicks' as you go beyond the intended...
10-16-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,556
Posted By steine13

>> Raise Dat Stem! I've had back pain off...

>> Raise Dat Stem!

I've had back pain off and on since my youth; I'm 57 now. When I ride a lot, it just about goes away.
And this is how I had my main bike set up this year. It's the most...
10-15-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,580
Posted By steine13

>> annoyed at how gears are so far apart on 3-...

>> annoyed at how gears are so far apart on 3- and 5-speed hubs

Horses for courses. A 15-minute snow commute, 3 speeds are plany.
Riding an hour in bad weather, I'd want to be on something more...
10-11-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By steine13

>> How about a dollar? My wife got me a...

>> How about a dollar?
My wife got me a Blackburn rack at a yard sale.. for 25 cents... in '93.
Two years later, I bought a Cannondale touring bike and put it on.
I used it on my commute today....
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By steine13

VegasTriker Thanks for the prompt and helpful...

VegasTriker Thanks for the prompt and helpful response.
Yes, I knew going in this wasn't a high-end machine, and not something I'd buy in a store, but for the low price, it was worth it for the...
02-05-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,717
Posted By steine13

I've been looking for an excuse to comment on...

I've been looking for an excuse to comment on Grant Petersen and his many and wondrous ideas. I figured it wouldn't take forever until an opportunity arose.

While I've never met or talked to the...
12-27-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,316
Posted By steine13

I've been meaning to have a discussion about the...

I've been meaning to have a discussion about the differences between various types of bicycles for a while -- this is as good a place as any, I reckon.

Like most of us, I rode a lot as a kid. When...
12-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By steine13

Just to close the loop: I put the hub back...

Just to close the loop:
I put the hub back together with the broken bolt and mounted it on the trainer.
This was to show the wifey that her old bike was on the road to recovery, which was well...
12-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,343
Posted By steine13

>> Ditto on internet and Bike Forums. Would never...

>> Ditto on internet and Bike Forums. Would never have met any of these people:

Agree with gugie...but looking at the pictures, man, that's a pretty sketchy plus ;)

Seriously, though, I was...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,074
Posted By steine13

>> should be REQUIRED on all bikes ridden on the...

>> should be REQUIRED on all bikes ridden on the road;

Please, no. I've been riding on the streets and roads for fifty years, I haven't been in physical contact with a hostile car in forty, and I...
10-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By steine13

I just ordered a brooks b17 on biketiresdirect....

I just ordered a brooks b17 on biketiresdirect. And alerted a few cycling friends. Ninety bucks, free shipping, backordered but due soon...that's about as cheap as I've seen in a long time. Almost...
10-21-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 13,931
Posted By steine13

>> Heavy bikes give a better workout, keep the...

>> Heavy bikes give a better workout, keep the speeds down[..]

Reminds me of my first bike tour with a couple of friends, one of them a triathlete and really strong.
Turns out he wasn't so fast...
10-15-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By steine13

Gimme fully autonomous cars. Until then, all...

Gimme fully autonomous cars.

Until then, all the little helpers, like lane keeping assists, auto braking etc. bring marginally more safety that is immediately negated because 'drivers' -- i use...
10-13-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,726
Posted By steine13

>>What Would you Make as a Frame Builder? Rent,...

>>What Would you Make as a Frame Builder?
Rent, if you're good AND lucky.
Much like a professional musician or writer, it'll be easy to find adulation and hard to find paying customers.
Cynically...
Forum: Foo
10-12-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,402
Posted By steine13

Zinger: >> But you put me up on steel beams...

Zinger:
>> But you put me up on steel beams with no safety rope and I'm hugging those beams close all the way out to my welding cage that hangs on the beams. No chance of an Ironworker's career for...
09-27-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,572
Posted By steine13

When I read that, it made me think of an article...

When I read that, it made me think of an article I read a few years ago in the NYTimes (I think). I can't find it again; their search engine is lousy.

The author had gone to Spain on a cycling...
09-27-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By steine13

I hear that about overpriced craigslist junk. I...

I hear that about overpriced craigslist junk. I got lucky in that a friend had a bike i wanted -- a somewhat dilapidated '96 Cannondale R200 -- that was too big for him to ride. I figured if I find...
09-27-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,686
Posted By steine13

Scientific or sloppy, the result matches an...

Scientific or sloppy, the result matches an observation: All pro cyclists ride with high cadence. Many strong and fast recreational riders do just fine grinding.
cheers -mathias
09-26-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,572
Posted By steine13

I don't have an opinion on how much 'trolling'...

I don't have an opinion on how much 'trolling' there's going on.
But some of the statements that have been called out are in fact not ridiculous.

Cycling is fantastic exercise, but at least road...
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