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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...
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...
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...
01-21-21, 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, 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, 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...
01-12-21, 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.
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...
01-11-21, 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, 09:36 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...
01-10-21, 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,...
01-09-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
Posted By velojym

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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, 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, 09:17 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....
12-24-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By velojym

Bianchi Ocelot

Evidently, this was an "entry level" bike with a surprisingly good frame.
This one was given to me in trade for a couple clean/tune jobs on a neighbor's other two bikes. It was far too big for...
12-24-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By velojym

Y2Kona Fire Mountain

I picked up this NOS frame a few months or so ago, and just recently decided I had the parts and time to get 'er together. All I'm really missing now is the seatpost clamp, which I'm hoping to have...
12-24-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,373
Posted By velojym

Maybe not as classic/vintage as some of the...

Maybe not as classic/vintage as some of the above, but I just nearly finished building a NOS Y2K Kona Fire Mountain frame.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By velojym

Montague Fit wheels, rolling multitool

Montague Fit frame, recently purchased from the manufacturer without a fork or anything. I do have a pair of 700c disc wheels, and it looks like I'll max out at about 32mm tires as it sits. This is...
12-22-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 39,406
Posted By velojym

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12-21-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,114
Posted By velojym

I'm at about 299k for December right now, about...

I'm at about 299k for December right now, about to head out and add a few dozen more to that. I set 3000 miles as my yearly goal, and passed that a couple weeks or so ago. I started in late Spring,...
12-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,690
Posted By velojym

Just an updated pic. I'm holding pretty steady on...

Just an updated pic. I'm holding pretty steady on weight, but I've been putting on some muscle.
...
12-21-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,919
Views: 561,687
Posted By velojym

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07-30-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,690
Posted By velojym

Impulse buy, but I was looking for a 'real' MTB...

Impulse buy, but I was looking for a 'real' MTB anyway, so I'll just have to build it.

Because... TWINSIES!!!
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07-26-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,690
Posted By velojym

For my next trick... I have clearance from...

For my next trick...

I have clearance from the wife (who is now riding her bike some, and making progress!) to do the Natchez Trace this year.
I'm shooting for early October, and plan to start...
07-24-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,690
Posted By velojym

Turned 50 today, so rode 50 miles to celebrate. ...

Turned 50 today, so rode 50 miles to celebrate.

I'd gone 4 days without riding, and was getting kinda grumpy. I'm feeling much better now. :)
07-24-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,950
Posted By velojym

You are on to something with the varying riding...

You are on to something with the varying riding types (easy/interval/etc.), but you can do them on different rides.
Hard ride, Long ride, Recovery ride, and so on.
07-20-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By velojym

Tires, I'd go with a fairly heavy duty set of...

Tires, I'd go with a fairly heavy duty set of touring tires, and keep a close eye on the spokes. I bought heavier duty wheels too.
I don't know how much wider you can go, but with more weight,...
07-19-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,742
Posted By velojym

Unfortunately, the very bikes that'd suit you...

Unfortunately, the very bikes that'd suit you best are the ones that have dried up with the recent buying frenzy, but they'll be saturating the gently-used market soon.

Suspension, I found early...
07-18-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 11,976
Posted By velojym

It's a pretty big step up for me right now, but...

It's a pretty big step up for me right now, but I'm trying to reach the 500 mile mark this month, to get the silver stem cap from the Trek challenge.
Not a huge deal in and of itself, but it's a...
07-15-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,219
Posted By velojym

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07-15-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 672,421
Posted By velojym

The one I've been riding most lately is my LHT. ...

The one I've been riding most lately is my LHT.

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Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By velojym

Fish or luggage scale. I'd use my bathroom...

Fish or luggage scale.
I'd use my bathroom scale, but it's upstairs and my bikes are in the basement.

It puts the lotion on its chain, else it gets the hose again!
07-12-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,690
Posted By velojym

Adding another "Finally!" to Finally! Over the...

Adding another "Finally!" to Finally!
Over the last couple weeks, the wife has been starting to ride her bike again. It's a Trek 1000 I bought her when we were dating, almost 20 years ago. She...
07-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,687
Posted By velojym

Yes. But... now my wife wants to finish the...

Yes. But... now my wife wants to finish the basement. :O
06-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By velojym

Topped 50 miles today, first time in about 15...

Topped 50 miles today, first time in about 15 years. :)
06-15-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,690
Posted By velojym

Milestone! Did my first 50+ mile day (51.5)...

Milestone!
Did my first 50+ mile day (51.5) today, first one in about 15 years. ...
06-12-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By velojym

For me, specifically, I used 36 spoke Rhyno Lite...

For me, specifically, I used 36 spoke Rhyno Lite wheels on my Montague, a hardtail folding mtb.
Word from the manufacturer, unofficially, was that their 240 lb rider weight limit was more a matter...
06-11-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By velojym

Wow, you sure have me beat. I went from a bit...

Wow, you sure have me beat. I went from a bit over 370 to where I am at 240 or so. It certainly is nice being able to do the stuff that wasn't at all possible before.
06-11-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By velojym

I started at about your weight, and did a few...

I started at about your weight, and did a few things.
-bought some heavier duty wheels, Atlas with 36 spokes. Mounted 'em on an old Cannondale M500... but ended up riding my Surly LHT and Montague...
05-30-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By velojym

You can have whatever you want...

You can have whatever you want...
05-19-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,121
Views: 376,683
Posted By velojym

So, my beater/weather/fitness bike, my ol'...

So, my beater/weather/fitness bike, my ol' Cannondale M500, had a set of 1.25" tires on it, which were awesome and made the bike feel real spiffy. Funny, though, how one little incident can change my...
05-18-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,690
Posted By velojym

Sold the Domane to my brother. While it was a...

Sold the Domane to my brother. While it was a cool bike, I'm gonna keep Jake my primary until it can't do it anymore. After all the miles we have behind us so far, it'll take a major wreck I think.
Forum: Foo
05-17-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By velojym

Unsweet for me. Lots of it, and ice cold. A...

Unsweet for me. Lots of it, and ice cold.

A comfy booth at a local bbq joint, not far from the tea urns and ice machine, and some good reading material loaded up on my Kindle.
Ol' Jake (my...
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