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Forum: Touring
09-19-17, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,242
Posted By Fletch521

Just getting back on Bike Forums after a long...

Just getting back on Bike Forums after a long abase.

I bought a 2017 920 on impulse last spring and I love it!!! The tires are little noisy and it's not really fast but I can stay on it all day....
03-15-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 384,455
Posted By Fletch521

Rockmen Guardians - Wikipedia, the free...

Rockmen Guardians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockmen_Guardians)
03-15-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 384,455
Posted By Fletch521

Rockford, IL East side of the Rock River just...

Rockford, IL East side of the Rock River just north of Whitman Street along the bike path.
02-12-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18,091
Views: 2,873,587
Posted By Fletch521

http://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/4312840102.html

http://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/4312840102.html
11-21-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,721
Posted By Fletch521

Three and a half years later and I finally got a...

Three and a half years later and I finally got a really good answer…
06-23-13, 05:52 PM
06-23-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 384,455
Posted By Fletch521

He is getting a good start...

He is getting a good start...
06-17-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Fletch521

It has a price tag of $75.00 on it and has $50.00...

It has a price tag of $75.00 on it and has $50.00 worth of new tires :-) I was a boom biker and it brings back memories but I rode Schwinn back then.
06-17-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Fletch521

Trek 600s are great bikes. You could go with a 28...

Trek 600s are great bikes. You could go with a 28 tooth on the rear and if that doesn't get you where you need to be you can go with smaller front chain rings.
06-17-13, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Fletch521

Stumbled on these two in a Kenosha WI shop

http://www.fototime.com/239C24E72F9465A/large.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/FF350E565664F33/large.jpg


http://www.fototime.com/EB682B7ED24F9B1/orig.jpg
...
03-22-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Fletch521

Thanks for the PM, I am already talking to one of...

Thanks for the PM, I am already talking to one of the gentlemen you recomended
03-22-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Fletch521

Need a personal injury lawyer in Illinois

I live in Rockford and need representation that has experience in bicycle/car accidents...
05-20-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By Fletch521

I used a Dermel to carefully grind off the back...

I used a Dermel to carefully grind off the back side of the rivets on my Raleigh. When the time comes to put it back on I plan to use the original rivets with a small amount of JB weld on the back...
04-27-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,011
Posted By Fletch521

...not someone with to much time on their hands. ...

...not someone with to much time on their hands.


I am sure that the cable would be better served left exposed.
04-26-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 384,455
Posted By Fletch521

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/6971028698_9d60...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/6971028698_9d60154b69_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49518332@N08/6971028698/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49518332@N08/6971028698/) by Fletch521...
04-26-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
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Views: 364
Posted By Fletch521

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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6970744374_8df17e72e2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49518332@N08/6970744374/)
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04-19-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 384,455
Posted By Fletch521

I am currently stripping an 83 4?? for new paint...

I am currently stripping an 83 4?? for new paint and I'm very impressed with the quality. Much better than My 73 Raleigh International.
03-27-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Fletch521

2012 500 mile a month thread

Post your progress.
03-27-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Fletch521

Nope. Only got one ride in last March, weather...

Nope. Only got one ride in last March, weather here has been incredible this spring and I got an early start. Usually shoot for 600 miles a month April through October.

Last double of years I...
03-27-12, 05:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,029
Posted By Fletch521

I am surprised it took three pages before I...

I am surprised it took three pages before I needed to post the definitive answer.

Any Trek built in the 80s...
03-27-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Fletch521

Is there a 500 mile a month thread for 2012?

I looked at the first few pages and couldn't find one.
I have 160 miles in over six rides for march so far. We got an early start in northern Illinois this year.
03-27-12, 11:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

I'd love to meet a 360 pound cyclocrosser so I...

I'd love to meet a 360 pound cyclocrosser so I could ask him about his $3000.00 20/24 wheel set.

What we are talking about here are stock wheels on a sub $1000.00 bike like the OP said was in his...
03-26-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

After three years I'm really getting tired of...

After three years I'm really getting tired of hearing that. I have had two factory built 32 hole wheels, two custom builds by two different "super wheel builders" that talked that exact same...
03-26-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

...after loosing 100 pounds I was still breaking...

...after loosing 100 pounds I was still breaking spokes on the 32 spoke wheel.
...if I thought the OP was just looking for exercise I would have recommended a schwinn airdyne. But he talks about the...
03-25-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

@215 you are barely in this club... I'm...

@215 you are barely in this club...

I'm still 265 after loosing 100 pounds. What works for you is not what we are talking about.
03-25-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By Fletch521

Probably to late for you but when I removed the...

Probably to late for you but when I removed the rivets from my 74 International prior to refinishing I ground off the backs with a dremel and when I reinstall them I plan to use a little JB weld. So...
03-25-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

Wasted energy. If you are going to ride on the...

Wasted energy. If you are going to ride on the pavement shock absorbing anything will cause you to spend more energy to cover the same distance. In the beginning it will not make a big difference...
03-25-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

I was not suggesting they wold do it for free....

I was not suggesting they wold do it for free. Just that he not leave the LBS with a 32 spoke rear wheel because the sales person said it was strong enough. I have spent more than the cost of my Trek...
03-24-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

What Sheldon Brown says: 32 (and fewer)...

What Sheldon Brown says:

32 (and fewer) Spoke Wheels (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_aa-l.html)
03-24-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

They are still telling me that 32 spoke wheels...

They are still telling me that 32 spoke wheels will be just fine. The sales people do not know what they are talking about(!) two wheels and three complete rebuilds later with the 32s and countless...
03-22-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

There are lots of post on these forums about...

There are lots of post on these forums about proper sizing of bicycles. I don't have time right now to help but I am sure someone can post some links. Slightly big or slightly small won't kill you.
03-22-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Fletch521

Go on CraigsList and shop for an 80s Trek... ...

Go on CraigsList and shop for an 80s Trek...

I got two of there for $50.00 each.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5147/5702206283_05e9c578a0.jpg...
03-22-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

I out grew my Hybrid real fast. I ride longer...

I out grew my Hybrid real fast. I ride longer distances and once the weight started coming off I tried to ride a vintage road bike whenever possible. Just starting out it is hard to help you decide....
03-22-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

The quality of the ride goes way up when you can...

The quality of the ride goes way up when you can actually be out riding instead of waiting for the wheel to get rebuilt.
03-22-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fletch521

When I started riding again I was 365 pounds. The...

When I started riding again I was 365 pounds. The biggest problem I had was braking spokes on the rear wheel. I bought a TREK 720 with 32 spoke wheels and broke one the first week. Then another 6...
01-29-12, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,779
Posted By Fletch521

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6787075837_0a8d...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6787075837_0a8d6a7343_b.jpg
01-29-12, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,779
Posted By Fletch521

Bike Shop: 1919

December 1919. Washington, D.C. Haverford Cycle, interior, 10th Street N.W
http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/28573u.jpg
01-27-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Fletch521

http://youtu.be/hNuSpJJoWCg

http://youtu.be/hNuSpJJoWCg
01-27-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Fletch521

Sorry trouble adding new link

Sorry trouble adding new link
01-27-12, 10:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,321
Posted By Fletch521

Clip for display, Clipless for riding

Clip for display, Clipless for riding
01-19-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Fletch521

I was especially touched by this one when I saw...

I was especially touched by this one when I saw it because It is exactly the bike I got from my parents for my 8th grade graduation present. A 23" 1972 Sierra Brown Continental. This one seams to be...
01-18-12, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Fletch521

Cold and lonely

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6723316093_8de42f061b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49518332@N08/6723316093/)
photo copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49518332@N08/6723316093/) by Fletch521...
01-17-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Fletch521

Lug Brazing Example

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toQK6ggW4FA
01-17-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Fletch521

Anyone know anything about these guys?

http://www.etsy.com/shop/walnutstudiolo
http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.181604256.jpg
http://img3.etsystatic.com/il_170x135.151652279.jpg
http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.284241821.jpg...
01-15-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Fletch521

I'm sure that I'm not the first to "Stumble" on this.

But here it is for anyone that hasn't seen it.
Ride of my Life
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL08888C636A836834
10-31-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,586
Posted By Fletch521

70s, The best part about the 80s is that its just...

70s, The best part about the 80s is that its just 70s stuff that got tweaked a little.
10-28-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Fletch521

Maybe a December 1958 built 1959 Model? Except...

Maybe a December 1958 built 1959 Model? Except the seat tube art seams to change for the 59s as well as the top tube script.
10-28-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Fletch521

What do I have here? (Schwinn)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6045/6290480136_b4e81c3191_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49518332@N08/6290480136/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49518332@N08/6290480136/) by Fletch521...
10-03-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,740
Posted By Fletch521

...for people that have storage issues, "loaning"...

...for people that have storage issues, "loaning" to a museum is often an option.
09-28-11, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Fletch521

After you fix the link, Repost this with the word...

After you fix the link, Repost this with the word "Paramount" in the title.
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