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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,839
Posted By seat_boy

I have a Travoy that I've occasionally attached...

I have a Travoy that I've occasionally attached to my Dahon. I attached it to the rear rack. It rode low, but worked fine.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 206,390
Posted By seat_boy

I've had the bars in my parts bin for quite a...

I've had the bars in my parts bin for quite a while, but I think they are Delta Ergo bars. Basically a knock off of the Scott AT-2 or the Zoom Brahma bars from the heydey of my '90s mountain biking....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 206,390
Posted By seat_boy

I brought my Dahon Speed 7 with me on a business...

I brought my Dahon Speed 7 with me on a business trip to Michigan last week, and got a chance to ride out to Lake St. Clair:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,385
Posted By seat_boy

I'm really happy with the Tioga Powerblocks I put...

I'm really happy with the Tioga Powerblocks I put on my Dahon. They totally transformed the bike from the cheaper and thinner Kendas that were on there, it's much more spirited feeling now.

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By seat_boy

You can get a ti post on aliexpress for about...

You can get a ti post on aliexpress for about $80. It's Brompton diameter, maybe smaller than your Tern, in which case you would have to use a shim.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By seat_boy

Yes, I've been to that site. Is there a specific...

Yes, I've been to that site. Is there a specific rack you're recommending?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By seat_boy

front rack for Dahon?

I'm looking for a front rack for my Dahon Speed that can carry panniers, maybe something similar to the Tern Spartan rack (https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/gear/471/spartan-rack). I don't think the...
04-14-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By seat_boy

Often I end up riding the same routes or trails...

Often I end up riding the same routes or trails over and over. In this case, it's nice to have some variety in the bikes if I can't get that variety in where I ride.

Also, maybe one bike can be...
03-29-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,939
Posted By seat_boy

You can mount normal full length fenders on a...

You can mount normal full length fenders on a long fork like that, you just have to make a drop bolt to lower the attachment under the fork crown. I did this on my Karate Monkey , and it worked OK....
03-29-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,939
Posted By seat_boy

It's not as plush as you might imagine. The frame...

It's not as plush as you might imagine. The frame is quite stout, so I don't think there's any appreciable vertical movement from the long chainstays. The long stays DO provide quite a stable, smooth...
03-23-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,939
Posted By seat_boy

You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1013_903f2e7d85949f644c62d89bdc675d78d8e739c9.jpg
12-01-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 451,111
Posted By seat_boy

23 miles to return a library book. A nice excuse...

23 miles to return a library book. A nice excuse for a ride on my Clem!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0923_fc0214fd2824c55f0154b8e8db22a9eab35dd700.jpg
10-29-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By seat_boy

If it's at a state park, report it to the park...

If it's at a state park, report it to the park ranger.
09-08-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,664
Posted By seat_boy

Ha! I was also going to mention the Pro Flex 856....

Ha! I was also going to mention the Pro Flex 856. I bought one brand new for $2000 in 1996. What a lousy bike. Mine was even worse, it had the stock elastomers. Maybe 1" of actual travel on each end?...
09-08-18, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By seat_boy

Mountain biking is quite a bit different than...

Mountain biking is quite a bit different than road riding. On the road, it's mostly about fitness, less about gear. There's a lot more technique in mountain biking, or, if you don't have technique,...
04-15-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 151,695
Posted By seat_boy

Here's my 1981ish Fuji America...

Here's my 1981ish Fuji America (https://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2018/04/new-bike-1981-fuji-america.html) with GB Hetres:
...
01-12-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,583
Posted By seat_boy

I've had two Techniums comes through my garage....

I've had two Techniums comes through my garage. The first was an '86 (?) 460 (?) that I picked up for just $25. Maybe my best bike deal:
...
01-05-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By seat_boy

If you're interested in the Raleigh, look up...

If you're interested in the Raleigh, look up their corporate discount program. It will cut the retail prices ~20-50%.
12-25-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,412
Posted By seat_boy

Put aside suspension. And brakes. And gears. A...

Put aside suspension. And brakes. And gears. A modern rigid bike will easily outride a vintage mountain bike. Three main reasons:

- Geometry is made for off road riding now. Shorter rear, longer...
11-26-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By seat_boy

Start looking for a used Sirrus from that age...

Start looking for a used Sirrus from that age range. They've changed quite a bit in seven years.
10-14-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,900,774
Posted By seat_boy

This is pushing the edge of "vintage," what with...

This is pushing the edge of "vintage," what with the disc brake and threadless fork, but here's my '98 Rockhopper drop bar conversion:
...
06-15-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,937
Posted By seat_boy

Cyclists talk a lot about weight because it is...

Cyclists talk a lot about weight because it is easy to measure objectively, and lighter must be better, right? But some basic math shows the misconception:

170 lb rider + 30 lb bike = 200 lb. You...
05-24-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,984
Posted By seat_boy

It's funny that the frame that started off the...

It's funny that the frame that started off the "29er with drop bars" thread is a 26er.
05-21-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,425
Posted By seat_boy

2nd this. Buy the fattest Compass tire that can...

2nd this. Buy the fattest Compass tire that can fit.

I would ignore any steel drum rolling resistance test results you come across, unless you often ghost ride your bike on steel drums.
02-14-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,591
Posted By seat_boy

Because roads are rough. The vibration from the...

Because roads are rough. The vibration from the rough road causes energy loss, which is more efficiently absorbed by a softer, fatter tire. If you ride a skinny tire at high pressure, the energy is...
02-14-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,591
Posted By seat_boy

Testing has shown the puncture protection almost...

Testing has shown the puncture protection almost always makes for a slow tire. If you're concerned about punctures, tubeless might be a better way.

Higher pressures can also make for a slower...
01-03-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,893
Posted By seat_boy

Why do you want to upgrade your drivetrain?

Why do you want to upgrade your drivetrain?
Forum: Touring
10-05-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,693
Posted By seat_boy

Just a quick update, I've decided to sell my...

Just a quick update, I've decided to sell my Camargue frameset (it's what I do):

Bikes and Playgrounds: The For Sale Post (http://bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-for-sale-post.html)
09-10-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 36,347
Posted By seat_boy

Nice looking bike, but it's a clear, repeat...

Nice looking bike, but it's a clear, repeat violation of the "drive side photo" rule. :)
09-07-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,165
Posted By seat_boy

I had some Ergon type grips, and really didn't...

I had some Ergon type grips, and really didn't like them. Too big and chunky, and I have big hands. So you're not alone there.

If you want to try a narrower bar, it's very easy: just loosen your...
09-06-15, 04:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,822
Posted By seat_boy

That's a great looking bike... how do you like...

That's a great looking bike... how do you like the fit on the Vaya? I thought about one for a flat bar bike, but the reach is very short, especially compared to a Sirrus.

For example, in my XL...
09-05-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,211
Posted By seat_boy

Comfort is mostly pressure and size. Size is...

Comfort is mostly pressure and size. Size is roughly approximated by a circle's area, so going from 38mm to 35mm will be about a 15% reduction in volume. That's somewhat significant.

Also...
Forum: Touring
06-30-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,379
Posted By seat_boy

I'm going to agree with the "neither" crowd....

I'm going to agree with the "neither" crowd. Pedals won't make any difference in efficiency, and converting flats to drops is a big deal that may or may not give you an end result that you like...
06-28-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By seat_boy

I tried a dropper post, and I really didn't like...

I tried a dropper post, and I really didn't like it. It made me nervous to suddenly lose the reference point of the seat between my thighs. Then again, I've been biking for years, and I'm used to...
06-28-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By seat_boy

I have some of those Shimano platformy pedals,...

I have some of those Shimano platformy pedals, and I don't find the cage part to be of any use. Since the pedal is higher than the cage, when I'm unclipped, I'm just balancing on the high part of the...
Forum: Touring
06-15-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By seat_boy

So you went 20 miles with no load? That's a ride,...

So you went 20 miles with no load? That's a ride, not a "mini tour."
06-14-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,415
Posted By seat_boy

Yes, you'll find a harsher ride that may make you...

Yes, you'll find a harsher ride that may make you think it's faster.
Forum: Touring
06-08-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By seat_boy

John Bryan state park is a few miles off the main...

John Bryan state park is a few miles off the main trail, but the roads between are pretty nice. I wouldn't have a concern riding with kids in a trail-a-bike on this road.
Forum: Touring
05-07-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,693
Posted By seat_boy

Thanks for the comment! I really like the...

Thanks for the comment!

I really like the bars. Compared to a drop bar, the primary riding better supports a larger part of my hand, and the braking is much better, since I'm activating the tip of...
Forum: Touring
05-05-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,693
Posted By seat_boy

The Rivendell/Nitto Albastache...

The Rivendell/Nitto Albastache (http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/hb3a.htm). As mentioned above. Twice.
Forum: Touring
05-05-15, 04:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,693
Posted By seat_boy

It's a Jandd, like this one....

It's a Jandd, like this one. (http://www.amazon.com/Jandd-Frame-Pack-Black/dp/B000FLWSV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430823210&sr=8-1&keywords=jandd+frame+bag)
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,693
Posted By seat_boy

Just a small update on my Camargue. I'm...

Just a small update on my Camargue. I'm appreciating this bike more as I ride it more, and I liked the Albastache bars enough that I finally invested in a double layer of tape (cloth tape over fake...
Forum: Touring
03-04-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,693
Posted By seat_boy

Thanks for the compliment! The bag is a...

Thanks for the compliment!

The bag is a Carradice Super C (http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=type&product_id=33). It's made of traditional waxed canvas, but has easy to...
02-14-15, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By seat_boy

Agree with that, 1-1/8" threaded was pretty much...

Agree with that, 1-1/8" threaded was pretty much a dead end construction.
02-13-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By seat_boy

You need something like this: Universal...

You need something like this:

Universal Cycles -- Dimension Rigid Non Disc Fork (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=35881&category=703)

You could either get another...
Forum: Touring
02-13-15, 04:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,693
Posted By seat_boy

It looks super clean in the above picture only...

It looks super clean in the above picture only because I don't have a light installed. Typically, I just wrap the wire around the fork blade, very un-constructeur like.
Forum: Touring
02-12-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,059
Posted By seat_boy

I can't see any reason to ride a narrowish tire....

I can't see any reason to ride a narrowish tire. 35mm+ is fine for road riding, more if touring loaded.
02-06-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By seat_boy

I think you would regret getting a 650B, since,...

I think you would regret getting a 650B, since, in my experience, they feel basically the same as a 26er, no matter what Mountain Bike Action says.

Then again, you might regret a fatbike as well,...
02-05-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,755
Posted By seat_boy

$1000 for a replica vintage bike seems kind of...

$1000 for a replica vintage bike seems kind of steep. You could buy a real vintage Fat Chance, Breezer, Ritchey, etc for that much.

If you like that style, the Trek Sawyer is a more modern 29er...
Forum: Touring
01-24-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,270
Posted By seat_boy

I love the extra coverage of my Longboards. Yes,...

I love the extra coverage of my Longboards. Yes, they're a little harder to install, but if it taking you hours, maybe fender installation isn't your thing.
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