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04-13-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,005
Views: 3,506,742
Posted By daviddavieboy

Just about have this one dialed in. ...

Just about have this one dialed in.

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11-14-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 86,347
Posted By daviddavieboy

Sadly this one has been relegated to a trainer...

Sadly this one has been relegated to a trainer for the last two years. Not really sure if it is C/V either. It is 20 years old this year and steel after all

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11-14-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By daviddavieboy

I used a Iphone 6 with a HDMI cable for a while...

I used a Iphone 6 with a HDMI cable for a while and thought it was fine. I had to use another phone for the companion app but I had many kicking around and the appearance was ok but a little choppy....
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

I live east of Fredericton along the Saint John...

I live east of Fredericton along the Saint John River in Maugerville. If you were ever on the old single lane TCH 20+ years ago you would have driven past my house. There is a 30' potato along the...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

I don't know the answer but I doubt it. There is...

I don't know the answer but I doubt it. There is 3/4 of an inch between the tip of the tooth and the chainstay and according to a chart from Wolf Tooth components a 48t chainring is ~16mm larger in...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

LOL It is there because it does not fit in the...

LOL It is there because it does not fit in the seat stay cage. These are near 10 years old now so I am due for new ones and I will probably mount hese to the fork. I have a aluminum bottle for white...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thank you, It sure has been fun and a good choice...

Thank you, It sure has been fun and a good choice all things considered. I was in the midst of restoring a 70' Grandis when I decided on a new bike.after being caught in the rain on another vintage...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

I originally use a Deore triple but I didn't like...

I originally use a Deore triple but I didn't like the look so I found a Raceface Prodigy that was in great condition cosmeticly. the rings were not great but only the big needed replaced for now. The...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,596
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thanks for this /\ /\ .. I have now placed my...

Thanks for this /\ /\ .. I have now placed my order for XMAS. I want a very nice set to put on my classic for Eroica 2021(whether they officially hold it of not) but I feel they are far too nice to...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,596
Posted By daviddavieboy

Decent looking fenders for larger tires

Just built up a new frame and it is almost complete. One thing I neglected that I discovered last night on my ride home in the cold rain was fenders. I am looking for something that looks good and...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,895
Posted By daviddavieboy

I have been using a Flare R tail light for 4...

I have been using a Flare R tail light for 4 years now and it is still going strong. This week I had it out on a 6 hour daytime ride and was still flashing on the brightest setting. I did a personal...
10-30-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,590
Posted By daviddavieboy

Who said anything about babying it. I put 2500 KM...

Who said anything about babying it. I put 2500 KM on one and 2000 on the other. The point of the time and money is to enjoy it no matter how one chooses to do so. If Eroica Cali happens this spring...
10-30-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,590
Posted By daviddavieboy

I am admiring many of you folks taking your C/V...

I am admiring many of you folks taking your C/V bikes on trails. I have done so myself but cringing at times when hitting rough stuff. It was for this reason I built up a new gravel-ish touring bike...
10-29-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,303
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thanks for sharing your experience. I have 2 or 3...

Thanks for sharing your experience. I have 2 or 3 bikes that CAN run tubeless but this has convinced me NOT to do so. I am no pro so I see no advantage to having tubless tires over quality tires with...
10-27-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,674
Posted By daviddavieboy

I have a Mercer Formule 1 in the wings for...

I have a Mercer Formule 1 in the wings for restoration that has full aero tubing (not lugged) even the head tube and seat tube are oval and the seat tube is a oval quill type.
10-27-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,200
Posted By daviddavieboy

Not limited to Mormons either. A Pentecostal...

Not limited to Mormons either. A Pentecostal Pastor I had (deceased) was a missionary in Pakistan and rode a Delta V with the pink triangle and black speckled paint. I bought it and rode it for years...
Forum: Touring
10-25-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,889
Posted By daviddavieboy

I will be following this for sure. I have...

I will be following this for sure. I have repaired frames, replaced tubes and added mounts for various bits but never attempted a complete frame (all with torch). A complete frame is on my wish list...
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,115
Posted By daviddavieboy

It was great seeing this. I fell in love with...

It was great seeing this. I fell in love with these bikes a LONG time ago and mine is by far my favorite.
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,629
Posted By daviddavieboy

Was just browsing a store here and they have them...

Was just browsing a store here and they have them VERY cheap. Just ordered 2. The prices are in CDN dollars. Would be 30# I would guess. Weight rated for 50 KG
...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,629
Posted By daviddavieboy

Does the bike have traditional QR wheels? If so...

Does the bike have traditional QR wheels? If so Axiom makes a rack that uses these and a single clamp option that can reach the post collar bolt or the center bolt at the brake mount. It may be an...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

I loaded up the bike yesterday and took it to...

I loaded up the bike yesterday and took it to work and back. Total weight was about 280 lbs with most everything in the rear. Right away I could hear some pinging from the spokes but rode anyway....
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

The bike with rack, water in the bottle and full...

The bike with rack, water in the bottle and full tool pouch is 28 lbs. As far as off road is concerned I am very happy with it. I found the cross check a little twitchy and descending narrow, loose...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

I have done that to both an aluminum and a carbon...

I have done that to both an aluminum and a carbon frame but not to any steel frame I have had. I love a steel frame (I have 7 of them) and have found myself regretting buying this one a couple times...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

Where the rear tire sits there is about 85mm (a...

Where the rear tire sits there is about 85mm (a little over 3Ē). The official max size is 2.3 but there are some running 2.8 tires.

Thanks to all all for (seemingly) pushing the triple idea. I am...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is with 2.1 off road tires and still seems...

This is with 2.1 off road tires and still seems to be lots of room. I have a set of tanwall sawtooth tires but they are only 42mm.
...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

Mostly done now but ran into a snag with a rack...

Mostly done now but ran into a snag with a rack or possibly not installed correctly. With it level the attachment arms just are not long enough. This is not the factory rack but one off amazon. I am...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,366
Posted By daviddavieboy

I would be interested as well. I have moved mine...

I would be interested as well. I have moved mine in every imaginable direction and cannot get over 3 hours on it. Not problem at all on a leather swallow saddle.
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,686
Posted By daviddavieboy

I have wider feet and found Shimano shoes fit me...

I have wider feet and found Shimano shoes fit me well. Also I found a SPD pedal with a large platform that spreads the weight out over a larger area. It helped me.
10-06-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,034
Posted By daviddavieboy

I ordered my 920 frame early Sept and had it on...

I ordered my 920 frame early Sept and had it on the 18th. It was a 58cm and when my shop checked on stock there was 4 of them. Funny thing is I have all my parts but brake levers and calipers are not...
09-26-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By daviddavieboy

Will check it out. It is a 920 Trek. On a couple...

Will check it out. It is a 920 Trek. On a couple hills they seemed VERY hot and this is just with me on it (210 lbs) and no touring load. I have never installed disc brakes before so this is all new...
09-25-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By daviddavieboy

A little Disc Help Pls

I am not sure what forum this question should go in but I THINK this is the best as this bike is closer to a MTB than a road bike. It has 160mm rotors with mechanical TRP spyre calipers and TRP RRL...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By daviddavieboy

Like the post above but I would add to turn off...

Like the post above but I would add to turn off scrolling as well. When started you will have to manually select that training page and it will stay there.
09-13-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,098
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is my gravel bike which is also a road bike....

This is my gravel bike which is also a road bike. Usually leave my house on a ride on pavement and if I find gravel roads along the way than I don't need to turn around. It may be 50 years old but so...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,227
Posted By daviddavieboy

This is sort of my backyard. I have trucked out...

This is sort of my backyard. I have trucked out of the Atlantic Provinces for almost 30 years and cycled long before that. If you can postpone the trip until the end of Sept, the foliage is amazing....
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

I do. Some of the area is quite rugged. For...

I do. Some of the area is quite rugged. For instance here are a few pics I scouted out. They would be on my 2nd day from home. These are the more ‘tame’ sections, there were places where it is no...
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

I am not unfamiliar with multi day trips as I...

I am not unfamiliar with multi day trips as I have a classic bike I have used for what you would call "credit card touring". Being said the biggest two days would be 100 mile back to back but...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thanks for your feedback. On this side of the...

Thanks for your feedback. On this side of the continent I don't think I would ever encounter anything I would need a 28 cog. My wheels are 29er with 42mm sawtooth tires and a 51x10 12 speed. If I...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,790
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thoughts on a Trek 920

For many decades I was only a road rider until I bought a Cross Check in 2016. It was great not being limited to smooth dirt trails but the Surly was not very comfortable on rides much over 4 or 5...
08-02-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7,091
Views: 670,163
Posted By daviddavieboy

A couple sets of Suntour shifters. The symmetric...

A couple sets of Suntour shifters. The symmetric are new take off (80ís) and the power shifters are NOS with minor shop wear. I am keeping the symmetric and unloading the others. I know the fellow...
07-23-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By daviddavieboy

What is with these French bikes !

I donít particularly like them and I would rather not collect them so why do they keep popping up at my house. I saw this and just could not resist. Not sure if it was the $5.00 each price tag or...
06-19-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By daviddavieboy

Please do not put words in my mouth and I...

Please do not put words in my mouth and I apologize if I gave the wrong impression. By "scrap" I am meaning I will probably not rebuild but possibly pass it on. Also, being presumptuous does nothing...
06-18-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By daviddavieboy

Great frame ? Hardly. After stripping and seeing...

Great frame ? Hardly. After stripping and seeing sloppy brazing with much filing and crooked lugs, along with poor chrome and the dent I will just scrap this. I wonder if they were training someone...
06-17-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,390
Posted By daviddavieboy

I like bar end shifters as well. I am on the hunt...

I like bar end shifters as well. I am on the hunt for a set for Campy equipped touring build.
06-17-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,390
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thank you. Yes it is Super Record equipped and 6...

Thank you. Yes it is Super Record equipped and 6 speed. Not hard to shift these, just need to ride with one hand.
06-15-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By daviddavieboy

Thoughts about a Grandis please

I bought this Grandis years ago for the SR parts on another build I was doing at the time and just put the frame away. Now with nothing to do I dug it out and had a closer look. It has been repainted...
06-14-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By daviddavieboy

It is. in the last 3 weeks I let 3 go. Now I...

It is. in the last 3 weeks I let 3 go. Now I gotta decide what frame to build next. A 77í Grandis Superleggera or a 82í Mercier Formule 1.
06-12-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,390
Posted By daviddavieboy

Here is a repaint of one I have owned for a bit....

Here is a repaint of one I have owned for a bit. I should have went over the wheels cause' I broke a spoke the other day and buffed the paint off the inside of the chainstay. Oh well - have airbrush...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,602
Posted By daviddavieboy

My newest build. Self done airbrushed waffle...

My newest build. Self done airbrushed waffle pattern paint and decals.

...
05-30-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By daviddavieboy

The truth - I am part dumb-ass and when I did...

The truth - I am part dumb-ass and when I did that tube I had the wrong paint in the airbrush, either that or breathing in too many paint/reducer fumes. Nevertheless I had to strip it and re-do as...
05-30-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By daviddavieboy

Covid bike build 99% done

I couldn't wait any longer and had to go for a ride on the ALMOST complete rebuild. I forgot how well it rode and probably be getting most of the attention by me. Paint, lettering, etc done in my...
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