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01-28-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,911
Posted By fishboat

Cool..good to know. How about wear? I've been...

Cool..good to know. How about wear? I've been running GK Slicks(38mm) and Schwalbe Marathon Supremes (37mm) on my most-used bikes and both are comfortable, fast tires. The two tires feel very...
01-18-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,790
Posted By fishboat

I loop about a 6 foot piece of string over my...

I loop about a 6 foot piece of string over my right arm and tie one end of the string to my outer pants cuff. The other end of the string is tied to the inner pants cuff. Then when my foot spins...
01-06-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By fishboat

This site should have it. You'll have to pick a...

This site should have it. You'll have to pick a number of years and check colors they came in, but you'll find it.

https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2008

Nice bikes. It'll be more fun if...
01-06-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,496
Posted By fishboat

I spent the final 6 years of my career developing...

I spent the final 6 years of my career developing mathematical supply chain models and evaluating global supply chains. Some models took months to build and 3-4 days of CPU time to run(hit "run" on...
12-28-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By fishboat

check out posts by cyccommute he's posted a few...

check out posts by cyccommute he's posted a few of his bikes that would fit what you're looking for

example:


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Forum: Touring
12-25-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,107
Posted By fishboat

Not grasping the logic here (no need to explain...

Not grasping the logic here (no need to explain it).

Option 1):
> use the phone for navigation,
> it pulls lots of power to do so,
> phone may well be low or out of power when/if needed as a...
12-21-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By fishboat

Speaking from first-hand experience..I think...

Speaking from first-hand experience..I think you'll find(at least I have) the railing that folks do here about how bad the lower-end Shimano shifters are is rather exaggerated.

My touring bike...
12-19-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By fishboat

Had one a year ago mostly due to just wondering...

Had one a year ago mostly due to just wondering if I was at risk of dropping dead when I cranked up some big hill. I passed with flying colors, and then some. Toward the very end of the test the...
Forum: Touring
12-09-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By fishboat

I don't think direct-contact is ever a good idea...

I don't think direct-contact is ever a good idea with fabrics like this. A ridgeline attached via tie-off loops and carabiners is a better approach.

It seems refreshing silnylon is an ongoing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By fishboat

A quote comes to mind..."Many people live their...

A quote comes to mind..."Many people live their lives based on what they've heard."

OP..Nice to see someone in their twenties with their head screwed on right. Rather than following the...
12-01-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By fishboat

..appreciate your efforts & Trek's input as well....

..appreciate your efforts & Trek's input as well. Will the recovered website be the same as in the past or will it be a different version?

Same (total) content or will it have to be reassembled...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By fishboat

From a post I made back in 2020 on the topic: ...

From a post I made back in 2020 on the topic:



We've been on several tours since and haven't taken the tarp setup. It's a nice option to have. With the two of us carrying gear, we have a...
12-01-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 4,404
Posted By fishboat

It doesn't end, but some adjustment helps ...

It doesn't end, but some adjustment helps
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1100x610/ignore_2ba273165461417748ac7d7d60302939fb3a8780.jpg
11-30-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 244,387
Posted By fishboat

I had a bike shipped from San Francisco(Oakland)...

I had a bike shipped from San Francisco(Oakland) a couple months ago. Used Tip Top Bike Shop to pack and ship. They used Bike Flights/UPS.

All in..$275. Seemed a bit high(BF estimate was...
11-15-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,662
Posted By fishboat

That's one heck of a website! I hadn't run...

That's one heck of a website! I hadn't run across that one..thx for posting it.
11-11-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By fishboat

Benotto tape was nice stuff. I used it with a...

Benotto tape was nice stuff. I used it with a thin foam underwrap with yellow Benotto over the top. That combo was on the bike for 30+ years and it still looked very nice. Any yellow tape today...
11-10-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By fishboat

White bar tape that stays pure white..no kidding

Some bikes scream for white bar tape and when it's first wrapped on the bars it looks..perfect. Unless the bike is a wall-hanger, then comes the first ride and that lovely white tape...
11-10-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,594
Posted By fishboat

+1..another member for my ignore list. at...

+1..another member for my ignore list.

at least Andy Rooney was entertaining..and most often had a point.
11-10-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,870
Posted By fishboat

It's there, just like normal. Unfortunate...

It's there, just like normal.

Unfortunate that apparently you've been censored from it..one of the best wrenches here on BF is excluded from an area where he's an expert.

Well..at least we...
11-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,609
Posted By fishboat

If you're "on the hunt"..then make just a tiny...

If you're "on the hunt"..then make just a tiny bit of effort and do some research here on BF..or anywhere else. This topic get regularly flogged to death, and has been for years. There's nothing new...
11-09-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 712
Posted By fishboat

Just an FYI for the OP and anyone else I guess. ...

Just an FYI for the OP and anyone else I guess. In years past the Maps.Me app was a easy to use (easier than Osmand..and free for all 50 states and beyond) downloaded map (no cell connection needed)...
11-06-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By fishboat

..the conventional definition of decent..that...

..the conventional definition of decent..that being good quality at a reasonable price.
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By fishboat

News flash..this isn't a motorcycle forum. ...

News flash..this isn't a motorcycle forum.

Bikers here wear spandex...as outerwear..in public..and like it.
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,552
Posted By fishboat

Before seeming to cast a dark cloud of suspicion...

Before seeming to cast a dark cloud of suspicion over our local bike shops, the OP should probably have mentioned he appears(from his statement in another thread) to be in Bogota, Colombia.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,521
Posted By fishboat

It's still a thing. New and used. The...

It's still a thing. New and used.

The most readily available used 853 bikes/frames I know of are Lemond from the late '90s to 2008. Various Lemond models changed in frame materials in these...
10-26-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,344
Posted By fishboat

...another non-thread and another drama-queen is...

...another non-thread and another drama-queen is added to the ignore list
10-15-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By fishboat

7219 stamped into the seat post frame lug

7219

stamped into the seat post frame lug
10-15-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By fishboat

oh..and good on the OP for restoring this one. ...

oh..and good on the OP for restoring this one. It's and excellent riding bike. I rode mine exclusively for over 35 years until I got hooked on the newer STI shifters and found it hard to continue...
10-15-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By fishboat

I bought a '79 Windsor Pro new and still have it....

I bought a '79 Windsor Pro new and still have it. Seat post is 26.8mm. This was a long time ago, but as I remember it had 27 inch wheels on it, 5 speed. I ran tubulars for the first few years (I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By fishboat

Any and every bike requires some adjustment (or a...

Any and every bike requires some adjustment (or a new stem or seatpost) to get the fit right. Don't be too hasty in selling the bike if it doesn't fit as is. You'll gain nothing by getting another...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By fishboat

Congrats on the bike..it's very nice. If you...

Congrats on the bike..it's very nice. If you paid $500..you got a killer deal.

As I mentioned in the other thread, I have a Lemond Victoire (basically the same bike) so I know how it rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By fishboat

OK..this is constructive(it actually is & more so...

OK..this is constructive(it actually is & more so than other suggestions..), I gotta agree with shelby..after a year and 32 "..is this a good deal?.." threads...you might consider (having a movement)...
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By fishboat

My GF's 7.5FX after I did the drop bar...

My GF's 7.5FX after I did the drop bar conversion.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/2008_trek_7_5fx_db_conv_76241303a576d94cec9f87893f08b7497b08d64c.jpg
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By fishboat

See the "Fitness Bikes" section. ...

See the "Fitness Bikes" section.
http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/2010treklife.pdf

The 7.5 is the first in the series (from bottom up) to have a carbon fork. Typically the...
Replies: 25
Views: 576
Posted By fishboat

In my area, if the bike's condition was good,...

In my area, if the bike's condition was good, $300 for a 7.5 would be a pretty reasonable to very a reasonable price. On CL, folks would be lining up to grab it. I purchased a 7.5fx early this...
10-13-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,675
Posted By fishboat

I drop in daily and really see no difference in...

I drop in daily and really see no difference in "attitude"(?) of overall content. The recent self or moderator elimination of a troll or two certainly helped, however trolls in general are always...
10-10-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 2,742,662
Posted By fishboat

1992 Trek 8900. Condition..about an 8.5-9/10 ...

1992 Trek 8900. Condition..about an 8.5-9/10

This is as-purchased recently. Neither fish nor fowl at this point. Parts are on the way to do a drop-dirt-bar conversion. Currently an STX crank, XTR...
10-09-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By fishboat

Update: I setup the shifters/derailleurs as...

Update:

I setup the shifters/derailleurs as they should be and both shifters are working perfectly. Just a light touch-click in either direction and the chain drops/steps up into the next gear. ...
10-09-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By fishboat

As FBinNY mentions..you're off topic and not...

As FBinNY mentions..you're off topic and not helping the OP in the least. Everyone is a genius in hindsight. The OP is seeking help in obtaining some justice for an incident in which his wife had...
10-08-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By fishboat

Yep..good advice. This was partly the bike shop...

Yep..good advice. This was partly the bike shop packer's fault(not shifting it down before breaking things loose) and partly mine. Anytime I remove/install shifters I always make sure to shift...
10-08-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By fishboat

You betcha! Ya..that's it. I knew there was a...

You betcha! Ya..that's it. I knew there was a 'proper' way to spell it, but I was having a brain-fade moment. I haven't spent enough time in Cudahy-down-by-the-sea lately.
10-08-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By fishboat

Combine both of your responses and I think you...

Combine both of your responses and I think you (you's?) have it. It took a fair bit of pulling on the cable while futzing with the shifter up/down, but the assembly holding the cable head finally...
10-05-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,590
Posted By fishboat

Calling TROLL on this ..present something...

Calling TROLL on this

..present something blatantly asinine and then ask for "Thoughts?"
09-18-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By fishboat

Ahh..I think not. rpollaro I would look...

Ahh..I think not.

rpollaro I would look around for 26 tires before skipping a 26" gravel bike conversion. There are lots of options in 26 tires yet. Do a search here on BF as there's been a...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,325
Posted By fishboat

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't...

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't agree with the "typical" stereotype, however I'd have to agree. Paul may be staying home unless he's willing to use his (or others) imagination and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,093
Posted By fishboat

The pics are certainly the highlight of this...

The pics are certainly the highlight of this thread.
09-13-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 311,333
Posted By fishboat

Sorry..didn't see the thread. The 35s will be...

Sorry..didn't see the thread. The 35s will be fine. They'll ride quite similar to the 38s. The most important thing is you'll be running good tires. Life is too short to run slow, stiff tires.
...
09-13-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By fishboat

If I were to guess..and I am..I'd say someone was...

If I were to guess..and I am..I'd say someone was fiddling around trying to get a rack mounted at the fitting and scratched the paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,093
Posted By fishboat

I placed "jenny" on my ignore list after one or...

I placed "jenny" on my ignore list after one or two of her posts and within a couple days of her signing up on BF.

..she continues to reinforce that was a good move.

..poster child for...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By fishboat

Very nice. Cool setup for Zola the wonder-dog to...

Very nice. Cool setup for Zola the wonder-dog to ride along.
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