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Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,072
Posted By riverdrifter

45 Grave - Partytime (Return Of The Living Dead...

45 Grave - Partytime (Return Of The Living Dead soundtrack)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwtsFHZGeA
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,072
Posted By riverdrifter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmelTlEzI34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmelTlEzI34
Forum: Foo
10-06-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 21,072
Posted By riverdrifter

Love The Cramps! This takes me back to a time of...

Love The Cramps! This takes me back to a time of my life that was 100% Cramps 100% of the time.
09-10-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By riverdrifter

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area - Kearney,...

Fort Kearney State Recreation Area - Kearney, Nebraska

https://nebraskastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/fort-kearny-sra/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NE&parkId=230098
09-09-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By riverdrifter

Sign at campground says... "If you need a bike take one..."

I was enjoying an electronics-free camping weekend with my family, hence no photos. Sorry! Anyway as we approached the campground host campsite I saw literally 100 or more bicycles in every shape and...
09-04-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,430
Posted By riverdrifter

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let...

I'd say it's the other way around. Don't let facts get in the way of your opinion. You can most certainly buy a hardtail MTB for under $500 that will be reliable, trouble-free, and enjoyable for...
09-04-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,430
Posted By riverdrifter

All Shimano components are good quality, even the...

All Shimano components are good quality, even the entry level stuff. They are designed to be rugged and reliable. When you move up to the higher level spec you will get smoother shifting and lighter...
09-04-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,430
Posted By riverdrifter

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child...

OP is looking for a $500 bike to pull a child trailer and do some occasional, recreational trail riding. He is not looking for a $1,000 trail rig.

Let's not try to convince him that it's not worth...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By riverdrifter

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Fictional character from television series Gunsmoke.
Forum: Touring
09-01-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,324
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-29-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,109
Posted By riverdrifter

The sloping top tube makes it hard to determine...

The sloping top tube makes it hard to determine standover. I'm leaning in the photo above. If I stand straight up, right in front of the saddle nose, I have zero standover clearance.
08-29-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,109
Posted By riverdrifter

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Ah, I understand. :)

Less than a quarter inch. Actually, for all intents...
08-28-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By riverdrifter

I just refurbed a bike with 27" wheels, and I...

I just refurbed a bike with 27" wheels, and I went with Continental Super Sport Plus tires in 27 x 1 1/4. They are smooth and fast, and the puncture resistance is top notch! I live in thorn country...
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,324
Posted By riverdrifter

This is pretty much where I'm at also. If...

This is pretty much where I'm at also.

If the parents aren't happy, it's pretty hard for the kids to be happy. For some families it works out to work long hours and provide a big house and shiny...
08-25-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,158
Views: 370,754
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-20-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,285
Posted By riverdrifter

Here is a quick pic with the toe clips and saddle...

Here is a quick pic with the toe clips and saddle bag. I also tried to get a detail pic of that great pewter metallic paint....
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^^ Cool photo! If the yellow biner fails,...

^^^^^ Cool photo!

If the yellow biner fails, you're hangin' by one micro-cam. :) Pretty amazing how much those things will hold though. And unlike the movies, they don't just suddenly "un-hold".
...
08-19-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,285
Posted By riverdrifter

Here it is so far. Plans to come yet are service...

Here it is so far. Plans to come yet are service BB, all new cables, dual Blackburn SS bottle cages, front rack, and panniers.
...
08-18-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 542
Posted By riverdrifter

Congratulations! That bike looks awesome!

Congratulations! That bike looks awesome!
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,756
Posted By riverdrifter

A type of policy called "inland marine" would do...

A type of policy called "inland marine" would do this. It's a strange name, and a carry-over from many years ago, but I believe most insurance companies still offer it. I use an inland marine policy...
07-26-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By riverdrifter

Awesome selection! I vote 84 Trek 620 ( cause I...

Awesome selection! I vote 84 Trek 620 ( cause I just got one and I want to hear your ride report :) ). Have fun!
07-26-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,285
Posted By riverdrifter

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07-24-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,285
Posted By riverdrifter

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07-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,773
Posted By riverdrifter

Apparently, at 106 F my tubes explode. So that's...

Apparently, at 106 F my tubes explode. So that's what I'm going with. Yep, 106 F is too hot to ride.
07-22-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,285
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok you guys convinced me. :) I'll rebuild the...

Ok you guys convinced me. :) I'll rebuild the hubs this week, then the headset and BB.
07-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,285
Posted By riverdrifter

NBD - 1984 Trek 620

Ok here's the obligatory pictures. Not quite as I got it, it's cleaned up little. When I got it home last night I gave it a quick bath and a wipe-down. Then I took it for a quick spin around the...
Forum: Foo
07-20-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By riverdrifter

Bike - Ski Adventure Video!

I took a trip down the youtube rabbit-hole looking for biking videos and came across this gem. What a fantastic adventure! Filmed superbly, great editing, beautiful scenery, and looks like a heck of...
07-09-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,207
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm not sure if it fits or not. I think it will...

I'm not sure if it fits or not. I think it will be close though.
07-08-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By riverdrifter

As someone who owns both a Raleigh 3 speed, and a...

As someone who owns both a Raleigh 3 speed, and a modern 24 speed STI road bike... yes you will feel a noticeable inprovement in efficiency on the modern bike. Like, no comparison, even on just short...
07-02-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,849
Posted By riverdrifter

I see the logic there.

I see the logic there.
07-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,708
Posted By riverdrifter

Ok it sounds like the bike is a 23", as sdn40...

Ok it sounds like the bike is a 23", as sdn40 suggested. The seller says the standover height is 32" and the seat tube length is 24.5". He also said the rear fender has a cut out of it, and it has...
06-30-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 182,072
Posted By riverdrifter

Awesome bike!

Awesome bike!
Forum: Foo
06-26-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 295,729
Posted By riverdrifter

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Crossroad-
Phillips County, Kansas
06-25-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,374
Posted By riverdrifter

I'll preface this by saying... yes there are bike...

I'll preface this by saying... yes there are bike shops with very knowledgable staff.

That said, it's retail sales. I can't really even remember the last time I bought something at retail where...
06-24-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,618
Posted By riverdrifter

Finally sold the GT today for $260. Okay, next...

Finally sold the GT today for $260. Okay, next chapter. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,244
Views: 325,564
Posted By riverdrifter

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First official day of summer 2019 in Nebraska.
Forum: Foo
06-22-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 295,729
Posted By riverdrifter

I watched numerous funnel clouds spin up out of...

I watched numerous funnel clouds spin up out of this system yesterday evening, about 20 of them in a half-hour. They would drop a bit, then go back up, none ever fully formed or touched down.
...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,551
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ Dave Alvin is a fantastic musician. ...

^^^^ Dave Alvin is a fantastic musician.

This song by Lucinda Williams is up there on the sad scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cckroKLPsqg

No one sings a sad song like Townes though.
...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 108,081
Posted By riverdrifter

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS_yyRk_dj8
06-18-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,618
Posted By riverdrifter

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06-18-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By riverdrifter

Funny! I guess they must be "very similar"...

Funny! I guess they must be "very similar" metals. Hey your Fuji is an AWESOME color! I never set out to like this color, but now I have 2 bikes that are both that color.
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 295,729
Posted By riverdrifter

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Massive storm system over south-central Nebraska.
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 295,729
Posted By riverdrifter

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More rain in Nebraska last night. Hit after hit, the...
06-10-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,883
Views: 156,799
Posted By riverdrifter

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Forum: Foo
06-08-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 295,729
Posted By riverdrifter

It's Raining In Kansas, June 2019. ...

It's Raining In Kansas, June 2019.

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Forum: Foo
06-08-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 295,729
Posted By riverdrifter

Illinois River at Spring Bay, June 2019. ...

Illinois River at Spring Bay, June 2019.

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05-15-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By riverdrifter

Inaugural Beer Run!

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Went for my first beer run on my new bike today. It was impromptu and I wasn't...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,721
Views: 295,729
Posted By riverdrifter

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Storm clouds ahead!
05-13-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,618
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks everyone for the input! I want to make...

Thanks everyone for the input! I want to make clear, this GT was the bike she wanted, I was just the guy paying for it, it was her choice. After taking a longer ride this weekend though, she decided...
05-01-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By riverdrifter

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