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06-17-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6,462
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Posted By shipwreck

follow up on post 6414, some shots of a drop...

follow up on post 6414, some shots of a drop conversion in action. A freind wanted to do the new adventure cycling Arkansas high country loop....
04-22-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,462
Views: 1,877,448
Posted By shipwreck

Picked this Marlin up a week ago at a local...

Picked this Marlin up a week ago at a local thrift shop for five bucks. Wheels, BB, plastic on the brakes, pretty much everything was shot, the headset, stem, post, crank, and front derailleur are...
04-19-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By shipwreck

Steel rides nice yeah, but I really think those...

Steel rides nice yeah, but I really think those team fujis ride nicer than most. Mine got crunched when a motorcycle left hooked me, and I miss it a lot. It was soooo smooth, even some of my non...
04-19-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By shipwreck

Been a few days now, put some new hoods and tape...

Been a few days now, put some new hoods and tape on it, took it out. Its ok, need to put some better peddles with cages on. Kept the cam locked out, just cant make it up the steeper grades here with...
04-13-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By shipwreck

Iíve been messing with it, and found the lockout...

Iíve been messing with it, and found the lockout for the crank cam. Much nicer to ride, though there is a few mm of backlash.
Its a nice bike. Light, never ridden, the hubs(suntour) are totally...
04-13-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By shipwreck

Ive done a bit of googling, and this is the...

Ive done a bit of googling, and this is the freewheel that they came with. 12, 13, 14 , 16, 18, 30, 32. This bike has the original tires. It was never ridden, and after a quick spin, I know why. ...
04-13-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By shipwreck

Suntour dropouts.

Suntour dropouts.
04-13-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By shipwreck

My latest "What to do with it?" bike

just traded an old schwinn that was pretty beat for this, strait across. As I told the guy, my headache is now yours, and vice versa. Boy was I right! This thing is really interesting, but stinks...
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,079
Posted By shipwreck

The whole point of being enclosed is to keep them...

The whole point of being enclosed is to keep them out. You might check for the dreaded Copper Headed Rattlebacks outside the exit area in the morning, but no more so than you would in a larger tent.
Forum: Touring
09-23-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,079
Posted By shipwreck

Yeah. on a warm night. In a river valley...

Yeah. on a warm night. In a river valley crawling with water moccasins and copper heads, and ticks, and mosquitoes, I decided on arriving at a camping area well after dark to have a flop in the...
Forum: Touring
09-22-18, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,079
Posted By shipwreck

Guess you have been here a while when you see a...

Guess you have been here a while when you see a zombie thread that you started...

For what its worth, I still have the OR bivy, and have successfully used it in extreme cold weather camping,...
09-22-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 48,286
Posted By shipwreck

Live in the Arkansas ozark mountains and while...

Live in the Arkansas ozark mountains and while there is some great riding here, there are also some roads that are a bit rough. Usually buy tires in sets of three when they are marked way down on...
09-21-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 48,286
Posted By shipwreck

Im giving up on flat free tires. The other day I...

Im giving up on flat free tires. The other day I decided that I felt like having a sporty fast ride on a bike that doesn't have tank tread flat resistant tires. Grabbed my 560 with 28mm irc jetty...
09-12-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

Like I said when I started I just wanna make up...

Like I said when I started I just wanna make up for not being able to ride my clunker from last years challenge.(the john deere with all the reflectors). But It turns out that I really like the bike...
Forum: Touring
09-08-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By shipwreck

I like the Michelin city tires. Started using...

I like the Michelin city tires. Started using them around town, and decided that they would be good enough to tour on as well. ...
09-05-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,399
Posted By shipwreck

I voted to suck it up, but believe that you...

I voted to suck it up, but believe that you should keep hunting for frame the right size as well.

The sweetest size I have ridden is a 59. At 6"1' with fairly average torso to leg length(33 inch...
08-18-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

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I use one of these as my main mountain bike. Got mine in Sarasota FL because...
Forum: Touring
08-10-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,568
Posted By shipwreck

This is pretty much what I suspect made my flyer...

This is pretty much what I suspect made my flyer look even worse than yours within three or four hundred miles. It sagged until it hit the rails within a couple of weeks, without any proofide...
07-31-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

Four trips to town is all it took for the 100 km....

Four trips to town is all it took for the 100 km. Yesterday my new tires and sram 7 speed cassette was scheduled for delivery, so I rode out to meet ups, cause the big trucks can't come down the...
07-29-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

Welcome to the Cannondale crit club. By far my...

Welcome to the Cannondale crit club. By far my best climber, its the bike I grab when riding with faster groups. Worth putting nice components on, I think. Great score.
07-25-18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,698
Posted By shipwreck

Yes, that did happen on the last one I did, so I...

Yes, that did happen on the last one I did, so I used some Hilti anchor screws, one every other cog. Back when I was a kid, screws were not made of pot metal, and it didn't seem to happen, or I just...
07-25-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,698
Posted By shipwreck

Would love to buy one of those bicycle research...

Would love to buy one of those bicycle research tools, but the method I used as a kid still works when things are hard to remove. Long board, almost any firm scrap wood as long as its long enough to...
07-25-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

I realize my entry makes me pack fill at best,...

I realize my entry makes me pack fill at best, but after last years failure with the un-rideable John Deere, got to finish.
About fifteen more miles to go, or twenty four km.

Can we spend...
07-22-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

That is a really cool bike. I would love to tool...

That is a really cool bike. I would love to tool around town on something like that, but then look out the window and see all the 10+% grades on dirt roads to get to said town, and sigh.
07-22-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

Thanks. I look at craigslist in other cities and...

Thanks. I look at craigslist in other cities and get sort of sad about the local offerings sometimes. There is a burgeoning bike culture here in Northwest Arkansas, with the razorback greenway...
07-22-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

It may sound silly, but Ive been looking for an...

It may sound silly, but Ive been looking for an 820 for some years. My first multi week tour was on an 820 Antelope, with a to small frame for my height. Machined down a super long post to fit, and...
07-22-18, 12:54 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 19,017
Posted By shipwreck

Some of the deals you guys find blows me away....

Some of the deals you guys find blows me away. There are not a lot of nice bikes to be found in the Arkansas Ozarks. Riding was never popular here due to the hills I guess. When there is something,...
07-18-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,235
Posted By shipwreck

So glad to see a Davidson thread! Some really...

So glad to see a Davidson thread! Some really beautiful bikes here. I don't take sexy pictures of my bikes, but here is an action shot, and the frame when I got it a few years ago. It sat in a...
07-15-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By shipwreck

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Its been a while since I made any, my style is a bit on the rustic side. They were...
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By shipwreck

Try them in all orientations before wrapping...

Try them in all orientations before wrapping them. Dollars to donuts you will see what you are missing. Could be wrong, but I did try them flipped over and out of curiosity flipped around. Ended...
07-07-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By shipwreck

https://fayar.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-pair-of...

https://fayar.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-pair-of-rickshaws/6617349619.html

These are in a town near me, wish it was flatter around here.
Forum: Touring
04-19-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,657
Posted By shipwreck

I generally don't abuse warranty's. If Ive...

I generally don't abuse warranty's. If Ive broken something its usually been used to the point of I got my moneys worth out of it. The one exception is my 25 year old Thermarest. I called customer...
Forum: Touring
03-17-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,483
Posted By shipwreck

Bike shop owners are not primarily out to screw...

Bike shop owners are not primarily out to screw people, but they are out to make money, and as a side effect can end up screwing people.

Equating this bike with an old Pinto is absolute crap. ...
Forum: Touring
03-15-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,483
Posted By shipwreck

Post a picture of the whole bike, taken from the...

Post a picture of the whole bike, taken from the side, with the crank towards the camera. Because it looks like a really nice bike and the whole thing would be nice to see. It might also help to...
01-13-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By shipwreck

Yah, thats Arkansas. There are a few bikes that...

Yah, thats Arkansas. There are a few bikes that I have just given up on. Its a little harder for me, as I have to drive an hour or so to get there.

Congratulations on the bike, if it was in my...
01-06-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By shipwreck

Its looking sort of like a moot point now anyway....

Its looking sort of like a moot point now anyway. Four days without an answer from the seller... no contact info but email.

I have either a 54cm Miyata 1000 or a slightly smaller 85...
01-05-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By shipwreck

Yeah, I love the groupset and have several homes...

Yeah, I love the groupset and have several homes for it. But since it's great shifting stuff it would be good for a new rider. I have tons of stuff to play with already.

The bb would be an issue...
01-04-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By shipwreck

Thanks for the feedback. Its scary giving...

Thanks for the feedback.

Its scary giving a friends child something that could injure them, thats the only reason I am concerned about overlap. But since all three of his kids have had one or...
01-04-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By shipwreck

Advice on buying a Klein

I don't usually crowd source my decisions, but this is a bit different. I have a buddy who rides mostly mountain bikes, and includes his kids, so all they have are knobby tired bikes. I asked his...
Forum: Touring
12-29-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,931
Posted By shipwreck

The only thing that really needs to be changed is...

The only thing that really needs to be changed is the brake pads, and the grease in the headset, bottom bracket, and hubs. Possibly the cables/housing, as old housing is one thing that is not as...
Forum: Touring
12-06-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,124
Posted By shipwreck

Here's some pertinent help for your camping...

Here's some pertinent help for your camping question. How To Camp Anywhere -- A Tongue-in-cheek Answer to a Bicycle Camping Problem...
12-05-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,138
Posted By shipwreck

Yeah, most of my experience was with the seven...

Yeah, most of my experience was with the seven speed that have a "frictiony soft index" setting. Its reassuring to read that they never worked well even when new, cause I can get them to seem to...
12-04-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,138
Posted By shipwreck

I have a set of six speed accushift barcons NOS...

I have a set of six speed accushift barcons NOS just like the OPs that I really want to use on something, but have not because of all the grief Accushift DT shifters have given me, even with the...
Forum: Touring
12-03-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By shipwreck

Think of them losing the money as a lesson in...

Think of them losing the money as a lesson in ethics on their part. If that does not do it for you, then just figure out how much you were overcharged, subtract it from the total and then send them...
11-15-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,195
Posted By shipwreck

Just got asked a biking etiquette question by a friend

And I don't really know the answer. Apparently she is without a car and is using a bicycle. She needs to have some copies made at an office max, but the only bike rack at the mall is a fair...
Forum: Touring
11-08-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,275
Posted By shipwreck

Less concern about finding a part for an older...

Less concern about finding a part for an older bike with fairly standardized parts than finding something for a newer bike. I have spent more time waiting for a friend to find a proprietary headset...
Forum: Touring
11-06-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,637
Posted By shipwreck

The most important and contentious debate ever...

The most important and contentious debate ever was the one on whether or not to make an ass gasket on the toilet. Some people may have been right that they do not stop bacteria or viruses, but a...
Forum: Touring
10-24-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By shipwreck

Ive done it to jump a black snake on a trail when...

Ive done it to jump a black snake on a trail when I was really booking along. Must of worked because when I went back it was fine. Could not have done it without clip in pedals. The bike was about...
Forum: Touring
10-17-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,564
Posted By shipwreck

Well then. I guess that I need to work on my...

Well then. I guess that I need to work on my troll detecting skilz. Don't come here much anymore so was not even aware that the stomach steinway was gone. And I thought maybe people were jumping...
Forum: Touring
10-15-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,488
Posted By shipwreck

I wish there was a rolling eyes emoticon. ...

I wish there was a rolling eyes emoticon.

ON the topic, which is in fact just touring enthusiasts talking about other related aspects of their cycling needs or interests, I have several beaters,...
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