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04-26-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Tentacle Master

I imagine I would still own the bikes and they...

I imagine I would still own the bikes and they would just use them. If they got more serious things can change. They just want to do some neighborhood street riding. Nothing crazy.



don't ...
04-25-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Tentacle Master

Suggestion's for 400lb friends

wow its been for ever since I've logged in, and I've never posted here before. So a bit about me I used to own a bike shop but have since moved on to other things to use my rather expensive college...
Forum: Touring
01-31-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,634
Posted By Tentacle Master

Sadly my new job has kept me from touring, but...

Sadly my new job has kept me from touring, but due to popular demand I will create a new 2012 list of touring bikes. Stay tuned
Forum: Touring
10-06-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,634
Posted By Tentacle Master

I can smell 2012 touring bikes......be prepared.

I can smell 2012 touring bikes......be prepared.
Forum: Touring
05-22-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,634
Posted By Tentacle Master

Yeah at the bottom of the page there is a link...

Yeah at the bottom of the page there is a link says "wait in line" after you click it will turn into "download now" almost immediately. I'll look into hosting my file elsewhere. Not too happy with...
Forum: Touring
03-02-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,040
Posted By Tentacle Master

and to think I was expecting a Brake Debate...

and to think I was expecting a Brake Debate can-o-worms. guess not.
02-28-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Tentacle Master

A quick tip for those who like to true on the...

A quick tip for those who like to true on the bike, ESP cyclotourists. Put a zip tie on the fork and nudge it over to the rim and use it as a guide. Cheap simple and you can leave it there.
02-27-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7,323
Views: 1,915,194
Posted By Tentacle Master

One of a kind Velosolex Etoile completely redone,...

One of a kind Velosolex Etoile completely redone, including powdercoat. Only Velosolex Etoile ever made.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c379/TentacleMaster/bikes/SDC13550.jpg
02-27-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Tentacle Master

Bottom brackets and cranks are one of those...

Bottom brackets and cranks are one of those wonderful things about bicycles that have been standardized (mostly). You should have no problem installing what ever crank setup you want on your Pista....
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,634
Posted By Tentacle Master

Salsa Vaya has been corrected. Thorn has been...

Salsa Vaya has been corrected.
Thorn has been added to Custom section
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,634
Posted By Tentacle Master

Yes I remember Thorn not sure how it fell off my...

Yes I remember Thorn not sure how it fell off my list. I do have a UK and Cananda sectio im working on but im afraid Thorn would end up in the Custom/semi Custom list anyway. Thorn is very serious...
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 26,634
Posted By Tentacle Master

TM's 2011 "Dynamic" List of Touring Bikes!!!

ITS BACK!!! AND BETTER THAN EVER!!! AGAIN!!!

version 1.1 (frames page under constriction)
version 1.2 Fixed Salsa Vaya, added Thorn bikes to Custom section
Download: 2011 List .xls excel sheet...
Forum: Touring
02-01-11, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Tentacle Master

its not really. the sutra i found immediately...

its not really.
the sutra i found immediately on bikepedia.com, forgot to look there
the surlys I got too.
those silly salsa prices continue to elude me
Forum: Touring
01-31-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Tentacle Master

2011 List: Kona, Salsa, and Surly MSRPs

Need some more info to compile for 2011 list of touring bikes.

Need MSRPs for
Salsa Vaya
Salsa Casseroll
Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30

If anyone could help me find this info that would be great....
Forum: Touring
01-31-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Tentacle Master

Ah a see they moved it, the sneaky buggers. I...

Ah a see they moved it, the sneaky buggers. I thought they had done away with it. It seams to have lost its former glory. They don;t even have a description on its webpage. As is "here's the Volpe,...
Forum: Touring
01-31-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Tentacle Master

2011 List: Bianchi Cross bikes

Making my 2011 list of touring bikes.

For years the bianchi volpe was an exptable and often prefered, cyclocross bike used for touring. what is everyones thoughts on the new cyclocross model by...
Forum: Touring
01-31-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,439
Posted By Tentacle Master

That time year

Its that time of year again. Ive resumed work on my 2011 list. I tryed shortly after interbike but most brands dint have their stuff up. but now.....
Forum: Touring
10-12-10, 11:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,644
Posted By Tentacle Master

I rather enjoyed this thread and its been a month...

I rather enjoyed this thread and its been a month since we have heard anything. I implore the OP to give us an update. Was pittsburg a success?
Forum: Touring
09-08-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,644
Posted By Tentacle Master

Glad I could help And here's what I think about...

Glad I could help
And here's what I think about the Tricross.

I'm not a huge fan of cross bikes? Why? becuase they are cross bikes not touring bikes. Whats the difference? not much. do people...
09-07-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Tentacle Master

its pretty good. I defiantly voted Best of...

its pretty good. I defiantly voted Best of Craigslist
09-07-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Tentacle Master

Guy I knew was moutian biking. He had super...

Guy I knew was moutian biking. He had super touchy mechanical disc brakes, BB7 I think, with some old 4 finger levers. Anyway he panics bad on a 5 ft jump and he and the bike go vertical. He lands...
09-07-10, 05:19 PM
09-07-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Tentacle Master

Think about it like this. What ever your tires...

Think about it like this. What ever your tires are flinging off its not hitting your carbon weave. Like any other bike made out of steel or aluminum you'd be taking off the clear coat on top. IF your...
09-07-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Tentacle Master

The barrel is melted onto the cable. It is 99.9%...

The barrel is melted onto the cable. It is 99.9% not likley to come off.Due to the ability of a manufacturer getting sued if they make a bad cable, consider yourself safe. If braking fails the...
09-07-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Tentacle Master

Archive thread about the same issue: ...

Archive thread about the same issue:
http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-463064.html

After reading it seams that hubs are unaffected, the must be well lubed. I think the most important...
09-07-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tentacle Master

Chains are designed to wear down first, before...

Chains are designed to wear down first, before other components such as chain rings and the cassette, but those can wear down too. With riding your pedaling motion is transferred to the wheel via...
09-07-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Tentacle Master

Any have the skill to fix this??

/Thinking about buying it. Looks pretty sick. Think it could be fixed? ;):lol::lol:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/1941712867.html
Forum: Touring
09-05-10, 05:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,644
Posted By Tentacle Master

I'm bored enough to spout my 2 cents ;) Im...

I'm bored enough to spout my 2 cents ;)

Im going to make a few assumptions:
1) You don't want a custom bike because if you did this post wouldn't exist because you'd already have your dream bike...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,955
Posted By Tentacle Master

Lol no one can take a joke. Still....Test ride,...

Lol no one can take a joke. Still....Test ride, test ride, test ride.
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,955
Posted By Tentacle Master

Indeed, Cannondale touring bikes are popular...

Indeed, Cannondale touring bikes are popular choices and loved by many, but I suggest you test ride a variety. When I worked a bike shop that sold Jamis I didn't immediately jump on the opportunity...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,955
Posted By Tentacle Master

I have opinions of the Cannondale Touring bikes...

I have opinions of the Cannondale Touring bikes but having never ridden one , I'll keep them to myself, mostley. I will say that many riders including myself prefer steel. Just my 2 cents. Also, have...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By Tentacle Master

In the future, TM's 2011 List of touring bikes

I have heard an outcry from the international, recumbent, and tricycle communities. It seams I have done a great injustice by not providing EVERYTHING label as a touring bike lol.

I have recently...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 01:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,439
Posted By Tentacle Master

So yeah I haven't been on in quite a while and I...

So yeah I haven't been on in quite a while and I actually have a revised list that I never posted, it was quite overwhelming. Ill have to see if i can update here. I recognize that there are other...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By Tentacle Master

I didn't say flip it for a profit :P .... But I...

I didn't say flip it for a profit :P .... But I am really good at marketing and very patient. I can probably get $500 without trying. Try not to flame me for it. I once sold a vintage miyata mixte...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By Tentacle Master

Thats what I thought about lugs. Iv'e never seen...

Thats what I thought about lugs. Iv'e never seen any evidence. So hopefully It fits or if its in really condition possibly flip it. Thanks guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Tentacle Master

1994 trek 2300 for $300..good buy?

I'm going to repost this here. I hadn't got any responses yet at the vintage section.

Searched my local CL and found a guy selling a 1994 trek 2300 for $300 says hes upgrading and doesn't need...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By Tentacle Master

1994 trek 2300 for $300..good buy?

Searched my local CL and found a guy selling a 1994 trek 2300 for $300 says hes upgrading and doesn't need a spare bike. I always need a spare bike.. or 50th.....

i post the link but that's all...
03-17-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tentacle Master

LOL my supplier just called me and they were so...

LOL my supplier just called me and they were so worked up about not knowing the answer they took a few out of the boxes to look at them, and prop them up on some wheels. It seams that the 53cm is...
03-17-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tentacle Master

I try not to sound like a jack ass but it happens...

I try not to sound like a jack ass but it happens sometimes. I appreciate your help in the way it was intended.

It's hard to find a frame that fits when you can't test it, hold it in your hand,...
03-17-10, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Tentacle Master

+1

+1
03-17-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tentacle Master

the 2010 models now have a max tire size of 28c...

the 2010 models now have a max tire size of 28c so get a 2009 while you can, they are on close out.
03-16-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tentacle Master

This was actualy the kind of reply I wasn't...

This was actualy the kind of reply I wasn't looking for..

Yes origin 8 has some measurements for their frames. They're right here too in this J&B catalogue right next to me. These are not the...
03-16-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tentacle Master

Calling Origin 8 Del Pasado owners!!!

Calling all Del Pasado owners.....

What is your stand over hieght!!!

I work at an LBS and I'm getting a frame on sale...super cheap! But i don't know what size to get and J&B can't tell me for...
Forum: Touring
02-22-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tentacle Master

I have over...err..60 or so bicycles. Vintage,...

I have over...err..60 or so bicycles. Vintage, hard tail, full suspension, road, touring, hybrid, etc. I have it all with models from years 1946-2009. 60 bicycles that some people would kill for. My...
Forum: Touring
02-22-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By Tentacle Master

Devinci Caribou 1 & 2 Price

Ok so I'm trying to add some bikes to my 2010 list of touring bikes (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?623296-TM-s-2010-list-of-Touring-Bikes!!!-%28excel-sheet%29) and I can't find the msrp of...
Forum: Touring
02-19-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,439
Posted By Tentacle Master

TM's 2010 list of Touring Bikes!!! *Updated 30 July*

ITS BACK!!! AND BETTER THAN EVER!!!

version 0.82 (frames page under constriction)
Update 2/20/10: Added the GT Peace Tour
Update 7/30/10: Final update, added lots of stuff

Since my 2009 list...
02-19-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Tentacle Master

Seatpost recomendation for a Clyde

Hi I have a big guy who is a regular at my shop, lets call him Jeff. And jeff has fallen on some hard times, which means his bike is his only form of transportation. This isnt a problem for some...
Replies: 4
Views: 4,597
Posted By Tentacle Master

OK so I dug it out and heres some more details......

OK so I dug it out and heres some more details...

It has LX not DX, that was a different bike I have aparently

It has Shimano Bio Space (ovalized) chainrings

The BB Shell has "T8809" on...
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Tentacle Master

CL: 1950s Raleigh Supurbe

Check this out for me : http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/1593537864.html

Should I get in my car now? Hes is now offering it for $110

Theres a buy it now one of these on ebay for $550
02-13-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Tentacle Master

Im not sure what that comment about WD 40 was...

Im not sure what that comment about WD 40 was about that exactly what he doesn't want lol. besides who ever wd 40s a bike is the devil in my book.

This is what I do in my shop which is also a...
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