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03-26-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By hikerinmaine

FS fatbikes were already out in 2012 (Carver...

FS fatbikes were already out in 2012 (Carver Trans-Fat), as is the Krampus (29x3.0). Nothing new here, move along.
03-26-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,224
Posted By hikerinmaine

I have a Salsa fully I normally ride but came...

I have a Salsa fully I normally ride but came across a deal on a Pugsley with a cracked frame for insanely cheap, so I bought it. I upgraded the rear tire to a Nate and replaced the leaky rear brake...
03-26-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By hikerinmaine

I usually ride my Salsa with Nokian studded tires...

I usually ride my Salsa with Nokian studded tires in the winter, but any snow over 2" means I'm hurting, and snowmobile trails have to be packed to avoid cutting into them. This year I bought a used...
03-26-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,501
Posted By hikerinmaine

I am contemplating doing the Great Maine Getaway...

I am contemplating doing the Great Maine Getaway on my Pug (38 lbs) this summer instead of my usual fixed gear (4 years in a row and it's time for a change). It's a century day followed by a 75 mile...
03-26-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Posted By hikerinmaine

I use SPD's and they ice up all the time. I had...

I use SPD's and they ice up all the time. I had to fight with them on yesterday's ride more than usual due to the hilly terrain and the warmer temperature (30F) making the snow sticky. That aside,...
08-06-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By hikerinmaine

I use SPD's as well, and if you look around, the...

I use SPD's as well, and if you look around, the M540 can be found for less than $50. I tried the Eggbeaters and they were horrible by comparison, I ditched them cheap.

There are also two...
07-12-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By hikerinmaine

When I built my first fixie I went with the...

When I built my first fixie I went with the Handspun Velocity Deep-V's and they work well, but are heavy. I love the way they look and ride sweet, and on a steel frame they just complement the bike....
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By hikerinmaine

Bingo. With that attitude, why be on here...

Bingo.

With that attitude, why be on here at all. Isn't this a site where we learn and teach, share and absorb, and most of all, look out for one another?

I have learned a lot on here, much...
07-02-13, 06:01 AM
06-29-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By hikerinmaine

Here are some more pictures: ...

Here are some more pictures:

http://hikerinmaine.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-JZNrmwK/0/M/CA_06291310343130-M.jpg...
06-29-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By hikerinmaine

Helma bicycle? What is this, search revealed nothing (pics included).

So I was at an antique store and came across a Helma bicycle shoved in a back corridor. It has a price tag of $300 on it. I am always on the lookout for old and unique bicycles and scored a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,643
Posted By hikerinmaine

There are rubber cleat covers you can buy that...

There are rubber cleat covers you can buy that ensure you won't ruin the cleat and can more easily walk in them. I always keep mine with me on a leisurely ride.
Forum: Touring
03-21-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,671
Posted By hikerinmaine

Tried the hammocks, they hurt my back. Some...

Tried the hammocks, they hurt my back. Some friends love and swear by them, but I just couldn't make them work.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,643
Posted By hikerinmaine

Never thought of that, but I just can't bring...

Never thought of that, but I just can't bring myself to ride a recumbent. I ride with people who really like them, but I just can't get there myself.

Most of the time I ride solo, and I'm far...
Forum: Touring
03-21-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By hikerinmaine

Some gear I would choose for an extended trip,...

Some gear I would choose for an extended trip, but much of it I would keep the same. I see people on the AT all the time with ultralight gear that is still working fine after 2,000 miles, some of...
Forum: Touring
03-21-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By hikerinmaine

I am a weight weenie and a scrounger, my trail...

I am a weight weenie and a scrounger, my trail name is Lawn Sale.

I have literally converted a whole room in my farmhouse to a gear room, and it's like walking into my own REI. As I find more...
Forum: Touring
03-21-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,671
Posted By hikerinmaine

I have mainly used my bivy's in the winter for...

I have mainly used my bivy's in the winter for mountaineering, but have used one while mountain biking. I tested it out at a campground and didn't find it too bad, but wouldn't want to spend a day...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 730,227
Posted By hikerinmaine

Damn, thanks for the link! Ordered, and tossed...

Damn, thanks for the link! Ordered, and tossed in a crown race setting tool and still got the free shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,643
Posted By hikerinmaine

I ride both and am gradually switching all my...

I ride both and am gradually switching all my bikes to regular SPD's for ease of use. I used to ride SPD-SL road pedals exclusively, but it's difficult to walk around, even after just getting off...
03-18-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,912
Posted By hikerinmaine

Can't do the 13th because I have to work that...

Can't do the 13th because I have to work that weekend. I may try and get a few hours off on the 14th and head to Orono (ME) for some bike swap (http://www.bikemaine.org/events/great-maine-bike-swap)...
03-07-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By hikerinmaine

I thought $600 was too high so I talked them down...

I thought $600 was too high so I talked them down to $500, which I still thought was high, but acceptable. It wasn't until later I found out its history, but a search on my iPhone while standing...
03-06-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By hikerinmaine

Insurance on a bike? Please tell me more, I've...

Insurance on a bike? Please tell me more, I've never heard such a thing. (Seriously).

I bought it for $500, which I thought was pretty steep for an old bike, but I justified it to the wife since...
03-06-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By hikerinmaine

Just an update, I dropped the bike at Spectrum...

Just an update, I dropped the bike at Spectrum and they're super nice. I took a tour of the facility and was amazed at how hands-on everything is. When they saw my frame in person, both said "wow" a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 12,171
Posted By hikerinmaine

It was probably copyrighted and thus an...

It was probably copyrighted and thus an infringement on those rights. I'd love to see it stay up but knew it probably couldn't.




My car gets over 50 mpg ('97 VW Passat TDI), has 425,000...
02-27-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,521
Posted By hikerinmaine

I guess we have much different demographics. ...

I guess we have much different demographics.

Up here it's the 'in thing' to have a yard sale, even if you don't need the money. The rich people want to fit in, and pretend they're one of the...
02-26-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,912
Posted By hikerinmaine

I would love to come visit sometime! Damn.

I would love to come visit sometime! Damn.
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,243
Posted By hikerinmaine

These are just odd....but I like the way you...

These are just odd....but I like the way you think. Great job!
02-26-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 37,150
Posted By hikerinmaine

I have ridden all three. The aluminum will...

I have ridden all three. The aluminum will transmit every crack and bump in the road, the carbon will transmit less than the aluminum and be just as responsive, and the steel will be the smoothest...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 12,171
Posted By hikerinmaine

Is that waxing gibbous or waxing crescent? Or...

Is that waxing gibbous or waxing crescent? Or would that be wax-on or wax-off. :)

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Thanks for posting the chart, I appreciate it.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,943
Posted By hikerinmaine

Look at the KK Rock N Roll trainer, it's really...

Look at the KK Rock N Roll trainer, it's really nice and I gave away all my other trainers after getting it. I found a deal on one locally for $329 and while it was more than my other trainers, it's...
02-26-13, 09:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,521
Posted By hikerinmaine

All great ideas, but one other thing to keep in...

All great ideas, but one other thing to keep in mind is to head to the more affluent section of town for the yard sales. They buy the higher end bikes and treat them like trash, so they don't mean...
02-25-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By hikerinmaine

I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. ;) ...

I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. ;)


I did have a Dave Scott Centurion, looks like a 1987/88 vintage with 6 speed indexed 105 gruppo (SN N7LT607). It has some rust at the joints,...
02-24-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By hikerinmaine

Did you contact Tom at Spectrum?

Did you contact Tom at Spectrum?
02-24-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By hikerinmaine

Having it signed is a GREAT idea, I'll float it...

Having it signed is a GREAT idea, I'll float it by him.

The seatpost is a DuraAce and the stem is Mavic.
02-22-13, 11:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By hikerinmaine

Received this back from Tom Kellogg after he got...

Received this back from Tom Kellogg after he got the pictures:

"Yup, that's an old one. Those are the original style of decals that Bradley Gast designed way back. They only used them for just...
02-22-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,244
Posted By hikerinmaine

Here is mine. I bought it or $50 at a yard sale a...

Here is mine. I bought it or $50 at a yard sale a few years ago. It's the bike that to me into cycling and I still love riding it. I have the original wheels and saddle still, but wore out the 42/52...
02-21-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By hikerinmaine

I'll have to grab some then! Thanks for the...

I'll have to grab some then! Thanks for the welcome. I'm still SH about 75 miles of the Maine AT, got most of NH when I did the NH48 in winter over the years. Doing the 100-Mile again this year...
Forum: Foo
02-21-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,330
Posted By hikerinmaine

I have one of those as well, it's about 110 years...

I have one of those as well, it's about 110 years old and still shoots OK, but someone left it in a corner and one end took a set.
Replies: 13
Views: 3,704
Posted By hikerinmaine

Ooooh, Biopace rings, how quaint! The 6...

Ooooh, Biopace rings, how quaint!

The 6 speed should put it at '87 since most bikes went to 7 speed in '88, at least from memory. I have several of both hanging around and I've seen it to be a...
02-21-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By hikerinmaine

Check with the LBS now, they are often blowing...

Check with the LBS now, they are often blowing out old stock in favor of the new arrivals. I bought a new full suspension 2 y/o Salsa with full XT for 50% off and I love it. The components were...
02-21-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,562
Posted By hikerinmaine

It's why I have my VW TDI's, I drive 750 miles a...

It's why I have my VW TDI's, I drive 750 miles a week average and love the 47/48 mpg (average) with the added performance, a tank will last about 850 miles on the sedan and 1150 miles on the wagon. ...
Forum: Foo
02-21-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,330
Posted By hikerinmaine

Whatever you get, make sure you shoot it before...

Whatever you get, make sure you shoot it before buying.

I used to teach archery safety for the State of Maine and have/had a number of bows, like 14/15 at one point. I managed to find a sweet...
02-21-13, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By hikerinmaine

I have something like that sitting in my barn, I...

I have something like that sitting in my barn, I may have to dig it out this spring and see what condition it's in.
02-21-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,447
Posted By hikerinmaine

If that were 40 miles from me, it would be mine. ...

If that were 40 miles from me, it would be mine. I love older stuff like that, especially complete.
02-21-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,562
Posted By hikerinmaine

I can't believe you said that...

I can't believe you said that...
02-20-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By hikerinmaine

I was curious about this as well. The tubes are...

I was curious about this as well. The tubes are certainly a different color than the ends, but I'm unsure as to their composition since they're different colors. Anodizing perhaps? I'd love to know.
02-20-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By hikerinmaine

I live in Maine, which isn't exactly a cycling...

I live in Maine, which isn't exactly a cycling Mecca due to the long winter, mud, and bug seasons. Even still, there are TONS of used fixies on CL for pretty cheap. I hand built the two I ride all...
02-20-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,051
Posted By hikerinmaine

It never hurts to ask, but if you don't know the...

It never hurts to ask, but if you don't know the people at the LBS well, they may not cut you a deal. I often get good deals, which is why I keep up the rapport, but sometimes there is nothing they...
02-20-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,562
Posted By hikerinmaine

Mike, I got your PM, but was unable to respond...

Mike, I got your PM, but was unable to respond because I do not have 50 posts yet. Sorry.
02-20-13, 07:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,562
Posted By hikerinmaine

Go bigger. Swap the 5 speed and attached ALH or...

Go bigger. Swap the 5 speed and attached ALH or AHU 1.9 TDI into it with Corrado G60 brakes all the way around. The 1.4 would be hard to source, difficult to swap, and will be working too hard most...
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