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06-07-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By sedges

Thank you! Exactly what I needed. Its a Quadra...

Thank you! Exactly what I needed. Its a Quadra 93 model. Didn't even notice the retaining ring. Oldest forks I've worked on.
06-07-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By sedges

very old rockshox quadra fork

I have an old Schwinn Impact bike with Rockshox quadra fork. I got the top off and the elastomer out, but there seems to be a solid plug below that. No way to get the tubes apart. Is this a cheap...
Forum: Southeast
09-30-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By sedges

Silver Comet Trail and Chief Ladiga Trail makes...

Silver Comet Trail and Chief Ladiga Trail makes 100 miles of paved, off road riding. It is a wonderful ride any time of year. There could be winter weather, but that is usually well forecast. ...
Forum: Touring
02-08-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,960
Posted By sedges

Living on the road does not mean being constantly...

Living on the road does not mean being constantly on the move. If you find a nice free place to camp on public land that has available water, grocery not too far a ride, stay for a couple of weeks...
Forum: Southeast
12-02-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By sedges

The vehicle map you refer to has no colors at...

The vehicle map you refer to has no colors at all, at least at the link you provided. The "non-forest land" referred to on the maps are probably private in-holdings. It would be more clear if they...
Forum: Touring
10-14-14, 08:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,075
Posted By sedges

Starting about 10 YO in 1962 I began riding...

Starting about 10 YO in 1962 I began riding farther from home on summer vacation days. Soon I was packing a lunch and riding all day. When I went to college in 1970 I almost immediately started...
Forum: Touring
08-10-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,135
Posted By sedges

I would suggest doing the smaller chainring AND...

I would suggest doing the smaller chainring AND work on lightening your gear. Look at ultralight backpacking gear for tent, sleeping bag, pads, cooking gear. Minimize clothing.

The type of...
07-12-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,608
Posted By sedges

I've put a MB triple on an old hybrid. Went from...

I've put a MB triple on an old hybrid. Went from 48/38/28 to 42/32/22 The rear cassette was already at the RD limit of 28. This made a huge difference for climbing. I had to lower the FD to match...
Forum: Southeast
05-10-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,257
Posted By sedges

Triple or double is the choice I see. If you are...

Triple or double is the choice I see. If you are located in an area with hills, mountain or piedmont the Scott would be the choice as it has a triple to better deal with hills.
Forum: Touring
04-21-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,569
Posted By sedges

I would try REI for the Surly LHT. There are...

I would try REI for the Surly LHT. There are three stores in Detroit area. They are not likely to have one that small on the floor, but they have a reputation for working with bike customers. They...
03-18-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,071
Posted By sedges

"It's probably a freewheel, based on the vintage...

"It's probably a freewheel, based on the vintage and price level of the bike."

If it is 1997 Shimano Alivio it is a freehub with cassette. Seven speed cassettes are still available. Make sure...
01-05-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,391
Posted By sedges

I had 48/38/28 chain rings and a 12-28 cassette...

I had 48/38/28 chain rings and a 12-28 cassette on an old trek 820. Really a hybrid gearing these days. I rarely used the large chainring and really wished to save my old knees by spinning up the...
Forum: Touring
01-01-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By sedges

If the situation is that the bars interfere with...

If the situation is that the bars interfere with the bag you can change the tilt of the bars. If you only need a half an inch you shouldn't need to change the tilt much. Of course you will have to...
12-15-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,882
Posted By sedges

I have found the Big Blue Book to be a fine...

I have found the Big Blue Book to be a fine resource. I have learned to adjust brakes, derailleurs, replace cables, remove and replace pedals, cranks, bottom bracket and cassette. It explains what...
12-13-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By sedges

Your area has lots of greenway multiple use type...

Your area has lots of greenway multiple use type trails. I would build it for that. Many trails have speed limits and have lots of pedestrians which keep speeds down if we want to ride safely. I...
11-07-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By sedges

OK. I am looking for a 26x1.5 new, built wheel...

OK. I am looking for a 26x1.5 new, built wheel in the online market with a 7 speed freehub. I have looked a lot. If anyone knows of a site to order one I would love to hear about it.

My budget...
11-06-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By sedges

Both front and shifters and derailleurs still...

Both front and shifters and derailleurs still work flawlessly so I hesitate to move to 8 speed.

Thank you all for comments. I have a some things to think about. I will hopefully decide what to...
11-06-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By sedges

Old wheel is 135mm with a 10mm axle. That age...

Old wheel is 135mm with a 10mm axle. That age also had freewheels instead of freehub/cassette. It is definitely a freehub. I replaced the bottom bracket, crankset, cassette and chain last winter...
11-06-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By sedges

7speed cassette on new freehub

I am trying to make sure I understand all this.

I need a new rear wheel. My current one is 22 years old and still true as the day I took it out of the shop, but the spokes are corroded and pitted...
Forum: Touring
10-06-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By sedges

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FREXTTB...

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FREXTTB

This is the tall version of a very solid rack. I use the regular size with panniers and a big rack trunk. The only issue with this rack is if...
Forum: Southeast
10-06-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By sedges

Tour de Tugaloo

My favorite ride is coming up. Beautiful routes, good SAG and food stops, good music at the end. A fun day all the way through. I see lots of folks that come back every year so I'm not the only that...
10-06-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By sedges

Tour de Tugaloo

http://www.tourdetugaloo.com/

My favorite ride is coming up. Beautiful routes, good SAG and food stops, good music at the end. A fun day all the way through. I see lots of folks that come back...
Forum: Touring
09-25-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By sedges

Besides the cold, short daylight hours is the...

Besides the cold, short daylight hours is the other draw-back. If you are camping its a lot of tent time. Average tourist probably only spends 5 or 6 hours in the saddle each day. In the summer...
Forum: Touring
07-07-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By sedges

http://www.arkel-od.com/us/all-categories/touring-...

http://www.arkel-od.com/us/all-categories/touring-bike-bag/xm-28-touring-accessories.html

Panniers like these tall, narrow ones can work to avoid heal strike.
05-27-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By sedges

Sounds like the RD limits a cassette above 28, so...

Sounds like the RD limits a cassette above 28, so the lowest double crankset you can find will extend your low end. They don't have to be expensive. A less-than $50 crankset will serve you fine. ...
Forum: Touring
05-24-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By sedges

Find the nearest bicycle shop and ask them if you...

Find the nearest bicycle shop and ask them if you can leave your loaded bike with them. Other small businesses would be the next on the list as well as police or fire departments. Firefighters seem...
Forum: Touring
04-21-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,600
Posted By sedges

1. I think the lightest hard case you can find...

1. I think the lightest hard case you can find will be a better choice than a soft one. It will protect your banjo better and be easier to tie down securely. You could even mount some d-rings on...
Forum: Touring
03-24-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,969
Posted By sedges

I like this bike with a few clarifications. ...

I like this bike with a few clarifications.

I assume that the Acera drive-train is MTB that I could put a triple crankset on it and the shifter would work it. Am I right?

I would also like...
Forum: Touring
12-17-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,318
Posted By sedges

Starting about 10 YO in 1962 I began riding...

Starting about 10 YO in 1962 I began riding farther from home on summer vacation days. Soon I was packing a lunch and riding all day. When I went to college in 1970 I almost immediately started...
Forum: Touring
12-10-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,487
Posted By sedges

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052...

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1123675_-1___400061

I have an older version of this jersey. I find it very comfortable of a 90F sunny day. It only has back pockets. The...
11-01-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By sedges

Isberrios! Write a letter to the Amtrak...

Isberrios!

Write a letter to the Amtrak folks and tell them that they need to accommodate bikes at ALL their stops. Toccoa is a flag stop, but you can only put bikes in baggage and you can't get...
10-23-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By sedges

Tour de Tugaloo NE GA

http://www.tourdetugaloo.com/

My favorite ride. Great SAG stops, great support, gorgeous scenery, fun crowd.
Forum: Touring
10-05-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By sedges

Dirt vs gravel. If these road are indeed "dirt" ...

Dirt vs gravel. If these road are indeed "dirt" your 37mm should be OK except if it is soft and muddy. Many forest roads, however, are gravel covered. Depending on the size of the gravel it can...
Forum: Touring
08-30-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,625
Posted By sedges

Hey! Looks like mine. I've got a 1992 820. If...

Hey! Looks like mine. I've got a 1992 820. If you have the old 200GS shifters on there they are bomb-proof and I would keep them if you can. I needed a lower gearing for hills then the 48/38/28...
Forum: Southeast
08-26-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By sedges

There was a murder there in 2006 and the guy was...

There was a murder there in 2006 and the guy was caught and got the death penalty. There were two robberies in 2008 by teen age groups. In one incident the victim was beaten pretty bad. There was...
07-28-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,515
Posted By sedges

I recently had this same problem with an old 1992...

I recently had this same problem with an old 1992 Trek 820. The cassette was a 12-28 and the RD maxed out at 28. My solution was to replace the riveted crankset(48/38/28) with a mtn bike crankset...
Forum: Touring
07-24-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By sedges

Its about the ideal velocity to travel through...

Its about the ideal velocity to travel through the landscape. At least for me it is! I see, smell, hear and feel much more of any place I travel through if I am on a bicycle. I suppose that...
Forum: Touring
07-07-12, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By sedges

Its been a long time since I've been there. Only...

Its been a long time since I've been there. Only the Elroy-Sparta and LaCrosse River Trail were there when I was last there in the 1970s. Two alternatives I would suggest.

!. The area has...
Forum: Touring
06-17-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,222
Posted By sedges

I forgot to say you need the ride and charge unit...

I forgot to say you need the ride and charge unit to go with the IXON IQ to use with the hub dynamo.
Forum: Touring
06-17-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,222
Posted By sedges

I have thought about this a lot, but haven't...

I have thought about this a lot, but haven't jumped into it yet. I have been trying to keep all my woods bound electronics running on the same battery style. So I have a GPS, digital camera and...
06-11-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,800
Posted By sedges

Racey and stretched out don't go together, except...

Racey and stretched out don't go together, except maybe in very old bikes. Touring road bikes tend to have the stretched out geometry as well as long wheel base because of longer chainstays to...
06-10-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,168
Posted By sedges

The above option of putting the tool in the vice...

The above option of putting the tool in the vice and settling the BB down onto the tool and using the frame for the lever worked well for me removing the BB from my 1992 820.

I am almost certain...
06-10-12, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By sedges

Tell us the bike centerline to middle chainring...

Tell us the bike centerline to middle chainring distance.
Forum: Touring
06-08-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By sedges

I would compare the strength and stability of the...

I would compare the strength and stability of the the 582 with the old fashioned 535. I toured a lot with Wald baskets in the 1970s on a Schwinn Racer with 2 speed Bendix automatic. Wish I still...
06-08-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By sedges

Reading your original post again I have further...

Reading your original post again I have further thoughts about your situation. If the RD on your 1987 bike is original I don't think it will pull to that 34t cog, 28 is probably the limit. Unless...
06-08-12, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By sedges

Even if you switch the freewheel/ cassette to...

Even if you switch the freewheel/ cassette to include a 34T cog, I would recommend continuing to pursue more appropriate front chain rings. Some times a triple is hard to get chainline to match, but...
06-07-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By sedges

http://waldsports.com/index.cfm/wald570-520-535rea...

http://waldsports.com/index.cfm/wald570-520-535rearcarriers.html

I still like the ease of dropping groceries into these rear baskets. I actually did camping tours with these on my old Schwinn two...
05-10-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,034
Posted By sedges

Ramps are nice, no doubt they make shifting...

Ramps are nice, no doubt they make shifting easier and smoother. However, the times I need a fast flawless shift are when I need to shift down to a smaller ring to deal with some hill that is...
05-09-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,864
Posted By sedges

Zebrakenko(Japan) Bought a Zebrakenko Storm...

Zebrakenko(Japan)

Bought a Zebrakenko Storm in 1976 and toured many 1000s of miles on it. I still have the frame, but no fork. It was a fine bike for about $180!
Forum: Southeast
05-07-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,512
Posted By sedges

Edisto Beach, SC. South of Charleston ...

Edisto Beach, SC. South of Charleston

Edisto Beach has a paved trail most of the length of the island and bike lanes on more of the streets. Bike racks at beach access points. SC 174 has a bike...
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