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03-02-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,805
Posted By velojym

I've used an old bike wheel to demonstrate...

I've used an old bike wheel to demonstrate gyroscopic precession to flight school students.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By velojym

New tires on. I like the look of the tanwalls on...

New tires on. I like the look of the tanwalls on this bike, but these will do for now. Plenty of clearance now, and not so small that I'm seeing any issue with handling or pedal clearance. If a good...
03-01-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,831
Posted By velojym

Yep, and my canoe would be quite happy about it....

Yep, and my canoe would be quite happy about it. :D
02-27-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 63,339
Posted By velojym

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Refurbished Jake and sorta refurbished me. I'm 50, Jake's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By velojym

Well, darn. The fit was close enough that a...

Well, darn. The fit was close enough that a little bit of otherwise acceptable... and not even easily visible... lateral inconsistency was enough to cause some rubbing on the chainstays. I've ordered...
02-10-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By velojym

Not fully assembled yet. I'll post when I get it...

Not fully assembled yet. I'll post when I get it all together and try it out.

Of course, since this is recreational tinkering, I'm not married to the arrangement, and might set it up with a more...
02-08-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By velojym

Frankenbikes

So, during da Covids, I've overhauled a couple bikes, built a couple, and been tinkering around (and riding) a lot more than previously. Now that my 'main' fleet is mostly roadworthy, my hands are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By velojym

Rode nicely. It took a mile or so to get used to...

Rode nicely. It took a mile or so to get used to the different handling, but after that we were sympatico.
The only adjustment needed was to let out the high limit screw on the rear mech.
01-27-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 230,808
Posted By velojym

Not exactly vintage, but I was going for that...

Not exactly vintage, but I was going for that effect anyway. The Montague Fit is designed around 700c wheels, but the disc brakes made for an easy swap.
I could only get a 30mm tire on the back,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By velojym

I test rode the Fit with 700c wheels, but my new...

I test rode the Fit with 700c wheels, but my new Gravel Kings came in today, so I swapped my new wheels on with those tires. Tubed for now, but I have everything I need to set it up tubeless. This...
01-26-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By velojym

Maiden ride for Mad Max! I did have to slide...

Maiden ride for Mad Max!
I did have to slide the saddle back just a bit, but overall a solid ride, and my average speed was even a little higher on my regular Covid route... compared to my Montague...
01-24-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,319
Posted By velojym

Jake's a 60, seemingly small for me, but with a...

Jake's a 60, seemingly small for me, but with a higher bottom bracket, fits...
01-24-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By velojym

This bike ain't meant to be fast, but it oughta...

This bike ain't meant to be fast, but it oughta be muy versatile.
Got it all hooked up and shifting, bar tape wrapped, and ready for a test ride, when I get the time. I do still have fenders to...
01-23-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By velojym

Rear derailleur performed flawlessly today, and...

Rear derailleur performed flawlessly today, and we managed to average 17.9 mph on my 20 miler. Sure, that ain't racin' speed, but not bad for me right now.
Now I'm looking at some gravel tires,...
01-21-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,197
Posted By velojym

I have his book on my Kindle, and enjoy reading...

I have his book on my Kindle, and enjoy reading it. Kind of a reminder to not take it too seriously. Don't wanna burn out.
I may not share his opinion on everything, but it's a refreshing change on...
01-21-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By velojym

Being a 9 speed, I have relatively few choices...

Being a 9 speed, I have relatively few choices for quality equipment. Yeah, I might still upgrade the drivetrain one day, but for now I just need something that works.

Found a new 9 speed Deore...
01-18-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,856
Posted By velojym

I used to drink a lot, but after turning 21, it...

I used to drink a lot, but after turning 21, it was now legal and not so much fun anymore.

I'll probably have about 3 or 4 beers a year now, but not really a teetotaler.
01-18-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By velojym

On our Santana: I'll straddle the bike and...

On our Santana:

I'll straddle the bike and hold it steady, she then straddles her end.
We both engage our left feet in the SPD pedals, and I'll call out "power", which basically just means move...
01-18-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By velojym

This is an incredibly useful skill. I was in a...

This is an incredibly useful skill. I was in a group riding down a hill in the Ozarks, though I tend to dislike riding in a group with no 'out'. We were on chip 'n seal and the downhill was steep...
01-18-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By velojym

New Bike Day? Not exactly, but it sure feels like...

New Bike Day? Not exactly, but it sure feels like it, while still being Jake.
Between the wider bar, 32mm tires, and the C17 saddle, Jake felt great.
Though I've done a bunch of centuries, event,...
01-16-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,232
Posted By velojym

I woulda done this back in my heavier days, but...

I woulda done this back in my heavier days, but I'll still enjoy it.
Bianchi Ocelot I got in trade for some work I did on a couple other bikes. My Velocity clyde wheels, Jake's old handlebar, and...
01-16-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By velojym

I'm starting to think this would have been a...

I'm starting to think this would have been a perfect bike for when I was at my heaviest. Still throwing parts at it, and I think I have everything I need to get it done (this weekend?).

Stout...
01-14-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,695
Posted By velojym

In the deep South, it gets cool enough that I may...

In the deep South, it gets cool enough that I may not ride a road bike as often, turning to my Montague for a good workout without as much wind.
But... it doesn't snow often, and the temps really...
01-13-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 281,776
Posted By velojym

It might be wrong, but it could be oh-so right....

It might be wrong, but it could be oh-so right. Just playing with spare parts and this frame, though I won't do anything irreversible.
Gonna be, at least for a little bit, a 2x1. 53/39 by 16
Sort...
01-13-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By velojym

Now that my other three projects are basically...

Now that my other three projects are basically complete, awaiting a good day for test riding and adjustments, I've started throwing parts at the Ossie. I'm gonna use some dark brown bar tape, and...
01-12-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,232
Posted By velojym

I'd seriously considered the Townie or another...

I'd seriously considered the Townie or another crank forward bike, and would probably have had an easier time of it for a while.
01-12-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By velojym

I had a set of these on my Paratrooper, but after...

I had a set of these on my Paratrooper, but after loaning the bike to a family member for a ride... I couldn't get 'em to stay together anymore. I'll just say he's a bit rough with the equipment.
I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By velojym

Boredom can be a great motivator. :D I got...

Boredom can be a great motivator. :D

I got the Fit together (after wrapping up the Fire Mountain), and just finished wrapping the bars a few minutes ago. It did occur to me that, after a few...
01-12-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By velojym

About normal for such a hardtail: rack braze-ons...

About normal for such a hardtail: rack braze-ons in the back, a couple sets for bottle cages... I figure it's a fine starting point.
01-12-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By velojym

Trimmed up the shifter and rear brake cables...

Trimmed up the shifter and rear brake cables today, as I've been a little under the weather and couldn't ride on my sick day anyway. Bleh.
The only thing I didn't shorten is the hydraulic front...
01-12-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By velojym

Those do pretty well on my ol' CX bike. :) ...

Those do pretty well on my ol' CX bike. :)
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01-11-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,232
Posted By velojym

I got up to 370 or 380 (doc's scale wouldn't go...

I got up to 370 or 380 (doc's scale wouldn't go high enough, so he guessed a range for me. I had to try to verify on a truck scale).

At first, I did mostly hiking and walking, but knew I needed to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By velojym

I've been concentrating on Jake (my Kona CX...

I've been concentrating on Jake (my Kona CX bike), and haven't put much time into the Fit, but tonight I did manage to get a couple things accomplished.
I've set a goal of doing at least one "bike"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 38,553
Posted By velojym

I didn't go super light on the rigid fork, but I...

I didn't go super light on the rigid fork, but I much prefer the handling over the old/cheap/heavy stock fork. This is as 'road' as this bike is gonna go for a while, as I'm building up a Fit frame...
01-11-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By velojym

So, though I'm not feeling great right now, I...

So, though I'm not feeling great right now, I have this ongoing goal to do "one" bike thing every day, even if something simple.
When I mounted the Tiagra group on the Fit, I found the same issue...
01-10-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,121
Views: 376,683
Posted By velojym

Scraping up parts to do something with the...

Scraping up parts to do something with the Ocelot. Figure it'd be a good 'world tourer' or loaded monstercross type beast... or really my Winter/bad weather beater. The handebar is from my Kona KtS,...
01-10-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By velojym

All right. I wasn't in a great place last night. ...

All right. I wasn't in a great place last night.

This morning, after a good night's sleep, I went to the basement with a big mug of iced tea, and went over my options. I didn't want to get into a...
01-09-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
Posted By velojym

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01-09-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By velojym

Well, that last issue being solved... I...

Well, that last issue being solved...

I installed the new Tiagra 4700 group, and everything looked fine, until I put in the cables. The front derailleur won't physically move out far enough to use...
12-29-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,205
Posted By velojym

While I need to properly hang my scale and do it...

While I need to properly hang my scale and do it again, a quick handheld loft of my resto-mod Kona Fire Mountain came in at under 25 lbs.
These tires are light, and I've already taken them off, as...
12-29-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By velojym

We got it, with some extreme leverage. An impact...

We got it, with some extreme leverage. An impact gun only tore out the rest of the teeth, so it took two of us, a breaker bar, and a long pipe to finally break the drive side loose.
Good thing this...
12-28-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,684
Posted By velojym

AUGH! I stripped Jake down to the frame, and...

AUGH!

I stripped Jake down to the frame, and was putting ugga-dugga into the bottom bracket, and the ring broke. I pulled something in my side and wrenched my left elbow in the process.
I'm going...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 468,229
Posted By velojym

Steel...hmm... ...

Steel...hmm...
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12-25-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,205
Posted By velojym

I think my old Cannondale M500 would be a pretty...

I think my old Cannondale M500 would be a pretty light utility bike, though I built it a little heavy.
Frame is just a little small for me, though, and I've got the components in mind for another...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By velojym

They're pretty versatile, even if a little heavy....

They're pretty versatile, even if a little heavy. My Paratrooper is running 1.5" slicks for road use. I was looking at roadifying it, but came across the Fit frame.
That and some boredom... most of...
12-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By velojym

Once I've secured the seatpost, I'll take it for...

Once I've secured the seatpost, I'll take it for a ride, and adjust appropriately.
I've never had an air fork before, so that's new, as is the hydraulic brake. The brake hose could be shortened a...
12-25-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By velojym

My LBS didn't have 'em in stock, but were able to...

My LBS didn't have 'em in stock, but were able to get them in a day or two.
We do have a great tandem specific shop in the area, though, and consider ourselves lucky about that. He, of course, has...
12-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,376
Posted By velojym

3183 miles this year, riding. This is up from...

3183 miles this year, riding. This is up from about 300 or so in 2019, so I'm calling it a win.

I do plan on knocking out a few more miles before the calendar turns.
12-25-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,109
Posted By velojym

I consider myself somewhat spoiled since I...

I consider myself somewhat spoiled since I started using rechargeable lights.
Also, my bike "shop" is in the basement, and while the ceiling light is bright enough, there can be some stark shadows....
12-25-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By velojym

Yeah, I've seen 'em that way too. Just kinda...

Yeah, I've seen 'em that way too. Just kinda looks funny to me, but the P.O. was likely a bit shorter than I am anyway.
...and yeah. I don't care for this type of seatpost so much, but I don't have...
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