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12-29-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,720
Posted By Ludeykrus

I didn't at first, but tried once and never went...

I didn't at first, but tried once and never went back. Just recently purchased a Vornado and have it aimed at my chest, second best thing I've done for indoor training, just behind Zwift.
11-08-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,527
Posted By Ludeykrus

Believe it or not, Walmart actually has a very...

Believe it or not, Walmart actually has a very decent Zefal
Helmet on their shelves for $25:
...
Forum: Introductions
08-22-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Ludeykrus

Good info already, some I haven't seen and I...

Good info already, some I haven't seen and I spent 15 years there! Welcome!
Forum: Introductions
08-22-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Ludeykrus

Lights lights and more lights! leaves much less...

Lights lights and more lights! leaves much less to worry about :-) Howdy!
Forum: Introductions
08-22-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Ludeykrus

Ahoy! Welcome from Arkansas! Been to Ann Arbor...

Ahoy! Welcome from Arkansas! Been to Ann Arbor myself, beautiful part of the country. Wish I could have spent more time there.
08-18-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By Ludeykrus

I actually just made the switch from Fitbit to...

I actually just made the switch from Fitbit to Garmin. Went from a Charge HR to a VivoActive HR. The Fitbit worked great for easy everyday stat collection where a lot of people use it and you can...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By Ludeykrus

x2 on Sunlite. Good stuff for a fair price.

x2 on Sunlite. Good stuff for a fair price.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,958,213
Posted By Ludeykrus

Sweet bike! I have one as well, same year and...

Sweet bike! I have one as well, same year and all. Great bikes. I've become a sucker for the older Schwinns lately, just picked up this bad boy off Craigslist:
...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,958,213
Posted By Ludeykrus

Sweet grab, those were some good old-school steel.

Sweet grab, those were some good old-school steel.
12-11-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,939
Posted By Ludeykrus

I ride an '88 Schwinn Prelude. Certainly had the...

I ride an '88 Schwinn Prelude. Certainly had the money to buy a "new" bike, but chose to upgrade an old bike. Chose to since I love to upgrade and tinker, as well as keeping old machines alive. I...
12-11-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By Ludeykrus

I went with the wire beads. IIRC, the folders...

I went with the wire beads. IIRC, the folders were almost twice as much! And they weighed about the same, I think. Believe they had an extra layer of puncture resistant stuff in the folders, but I...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,075
Posted By Ludeykrus

I've always flashed on the rear, but tonight sold...

I've always flashed on the rear, but tonight sold me on the front.

Got a new job that extended the commute from 4 miles to ~11 with half on surface streets. Ran my Magicshine clone on the front...
12-10-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By Ludeykrus

I put the 700x40 Mondials on my "mix" bike, and...

I put the 700x40 Mondials on my "mix" bike, and have been very impressed. They will last 10-15k miles, per internet reports. They have a fairly aggressive tread which works good for dirt/gravel/road....
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,146
Posted By Ludeykrus

I wanted the Jandd Extreme, but given a short...

I wanted the Jandd Extreme, but given a short time frame, I picked up the Surly nice rack locally. It's definitely a bit heavier than the other options, but I'm happy with the purchase. It's super...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,413
Posted By Ludeykrus

For less than $20 more, you can get the DXP bag...

For less than $20 more, you can get the DXP bag which has ~22 liters of space (versus ~16 for the EXP). Looking at the pics, they look almost the exact same; but almost 30% more space is really nice....
Forum: Commuting
10-19-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,958,213
Posted By Ludeykrus

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee249/ludeykrus...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee249/ludeykrus/bikes/photo%203_zpslidarbp7.jpg

1995 Trek 750, just brought her back to life:
-Recent dropbar conversion: Origin8 Gary II bar
-700x40 Schwalbe...
10-19-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 504,719
Posted By Ludeykrus

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee249/ludeykrus...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee249/ludeykrus/bikes/photo%203_zpslidarbp7.jpg

1995 Trek 750, just brought her back to life:
-Recent dropbar conversion: Origin8 Gary II bar
-700x40 Schwalbe...
10-12-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By Ludeykrus

^ I've had the same experience. High pressure...

^ I've had the same experience. High pressure tires just blow the stickon patches out. I've had great luck with them on my MTB and my tourer at pressures no higher than about 65 psi.
10-11-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,424
Posted By Ludeykrus

Keep an eye out, I've seen a few 730s pop up on...

Keep an eye out, I've seen a few 730s pop up on the local Craigslist. I got started biking by fixing up a 730 and using it for mountain biking and commuting. Gave it to my mom since the frame was far...
10-11-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By Ludeykrus

To those that have used stickon patches with...

To those that have used stickon patches with success: we're these on skinny road tires running pressure of 90+ psi?
Forum: Commuting
10-10-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,958,213
Posted By Ludeykrus

One of my commuters, finally got it to where I'm...

One of my commuters, finally got it to where I'm happy with it:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee249/ludeykrus/1_zpsragjdi15.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-10-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By Ludeykrus

I went with the Topeak MTX system for commuting...

I went with the Topeak MTX system for commuting luggage. My Trek 750 has the Explorer rack, so I tossed on the MTX BeamRack on my road bike so I could use the same bag. Quick release, and the larger...
10-09-15, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,424
Posted By Ludeykrus

Very cool, glad to see another! I also recently...

Very cool, glad to see another! I also recently started slowly building up my '95 Trek 750. Making a touring/gravel ride out of it, I always loved their geometry.

Just from looking at a picture...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ludeykrus

Thanks guys, that really clears things up for me....

Thanks guys, that really clears things up for me. Kept me from finding out the hard way!
Forum: Commuting
10-05-15, 09:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,549
Posted By Ludeykrus

Guess I'm one of the wierdos that likes to listen...

Guess I'm one of the wierdos that likes to listen to music safely while riding. I have my phone mounted on my handlebar and listen to pandora on it, loud enough to hear but not obnoxiously loud....
Forum: Commuting
10-05-15, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ludeykrus

Also just noticed that the Roadie only lists...

Also just noticed that the Roadie only lists compatibility with the Trunkbag EX, the smaller bag. Anyone that can verify this? The plastic things on the down-legs seem like they would hold the bottom...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ludeykrus

Topeak Roadie vs Beamrack?

Hey guys,

I have a '95 Trek 750 I tossed a Topeak MTX rack and DXP bag on, and love it. I want to use my road bike for commuting a bit, and want to be able to toss my bag on. Which Topeak rack...
09-20-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 504,719
Posted By Ludeykrus

Where did you get that topo bar tape?

Where did you get that topo bar tape?
09-04-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ludeykrus

Thanks for the info bud,any recommendations on a...

Thanks for the info bud,any recommendations on a road FD that would accommodate a 22/32/42 MTB crank? I'm assuming a brifter isn't capable of friction shifting...
09-04-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ludeykrus

I'm not really sure; if you're talking about the...

I'm not really sure; if you're talking about the rubber hood part of the 204 hoods that goes over the uprising "pointy" part of the brake, then no.
09-04-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ludeykrus

Shimano Tourney A073 shifter work on MTB (?) front derailleur?

Hey guys,

I have a 1995 Trek 750, specs:

1995 Trek 750 - BikePedia (http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=1995&brand=Trek&model=750)

I've been tossing around the idea of...
08-28-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ludeykrus

Not sure if they're aero, can you tell? ...

Not sure if they're aero, can you tell?

473920

I saw the Cane Creek's on Amazon, but they don't look like stock, looks like they arch over the tip... (just rewrapped with new lizardskin...
08-28-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ludeykrus

Dia Compe Alpha 5000 Brake Hoods?

I have a 1988 Schwinn Prelude whose hoods are starting to fall apart. I have the factory Dia Compe Alpha 5000 brakes on it; anyone know where I might be able to find replacement hoods for her?
Forum: Commuting
07-21-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,958,213
Posted By Ludeykrus

Very nice setup! What bag is that?

Very nice setup! What bag is that?
04-16-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Ludeykrus

It is, but I'd be replacing the current...

It is, but I'd be replacing the current wheels/cogs with an 11sp cassette rear wheel with a new 7sp cassette and spacers; I wasn't very clear. Meant I was happy with just 7 speeds on the rear.
04-16-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Ludeykrus

Meh. I really like this bike and frame. Could...

Meh. I really like this bike and frame. Could easily buy a new road bike, just not wanting to go that far.




Indexed; 2f/7r AccuShift downtube shifters (factory). I don't want to have to...
04-15-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Ludeykrus

11sp cassette wheel on old 7sp freewheel... spacers negating weight savings?

I'm contemplating putting a little more pep in the step of my old '89 Schwinn Prelude by putting on lighter tires and wheels. The Vuelta Corsa Lites/SLR's have caught my eye, but they are 11-speed...
10-23-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By Ludeykrus

95-97 Trek 750 w/ Firecross 45's?

Howdy all,

Wondering if anyone's ever tried tossing some Firecross tires in 700x45 onto a non-lugged steel frame 750? Wondering if there's any chance in heck that they'll fit...
05-21-11, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By Ludeykrus

$5 - Walmart brake/shifter cable kit $5-12 -...

$5 - Walmart brake/shifter cable kit
$5-12 - spoke wrench (check Dick's Sporting Goods)
$10-15 - new saddle or seat post, depending on problem
$0 - oil/lube, if you have it sitting around...
...
04-16-11, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,136
Posted By Ludeykrus

Holy shyte. And I was thinking dminor was BS'n at...

Holy shyte. And I was thinking dminor was BS'n at first.

So how do you know it's THE bike he ran?
04-11-11, 09:40 PM
04-11-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Posted By Ludeykrus

Not really. Road slicks look decent, roll...

Not really.

Road slicks look decent, roll considerably faster, last longer, corner better, puncture less (for me), and are quieter than knobbies on the road.

Oh, and they look decent.

...
04-11-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By Ludeykrus

That's recockulous.

That's recockulous.
04-01-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,226
Posted By Ludeykrus

Here's another 26x1.00 option: ...

Here's another 26x1.00 option:

http://www.amazon.com/Primo-Racer-Tire-1-00-BSK/dp/B000AO5L3M/ref=sr_1_9?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1301709599&sr=1-9


Though seems like I remember reading somewhere...
04-01-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,957
Posted By Ludeykrus

I tossed a suspension fork on an older bike,...

I tossed a suspension fork on an older bike, which was longer than the frame was originally designed for. It effectively made the bike sit higher than a bike of that frame size would sit, and also...
03-17-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Ludeykrus

Might want to bring your own bike, as well.

Might want to bring your own bike, as well.
02-19-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,352
Posted By Ludeykrus

Thinned the herd down this past few months. ...

Thinned the herd down this past few months.

-Aluminum full sus
-Steel hardtail
-Steel road bike

Looking to toss in an aluminum|disc brake cyclocross bike in sometime.
02-19-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ludeykrus

x2 on a cyclocross style tire, maybe something...

x2 on a cyclocross style tire, maybe something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-Kross-Plus-Front-Slick/dp/B000ALEJF6/ref=sr_1_5?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1298175683&sr=1-5
02-18-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Ludeykrus

x2 I run the enduro grips, work well. ...

x2

I run the enduro grips, work well.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/2902444415_97fe5d4612_z.jpg?zz=1
Forum: Touring
01-12-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,028,042
Posted By Ludeykrus

Yeah, that old army bag weighs 7.8 lbs according...

Yeah, that old army bag weighs 7.8 lbs according to my scale. Need to cut that in half.



I made them from cotton canvas/cotton duck fabric.



Thanks to all! I will eventually be...
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