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10-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,917
Posted By Mogens

I smoked for 20 years, picked up the habit in...

I smoked for 20 years, picked up the habit in college. I finally quit almost seven years ago, largely because it felt horrible hiding it from my children who were finally old enough to know better...
10-06-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By Mogens

My ďWellstoneĒ (a trek 730 Multitrack hybrid in...

My ďWellstoneĒ (a trek 730 Multitrack hybrid in actuality) was my attempt to scratch that itch for myself. I use it for errands and in town transportation. Iím not sure how weíll i did, but itís nice...
10-03-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,873
Posted By Mogens

Oy. Because it's silly to get into a car and...

Oy. Because it's silly to get into a car and drive a mile, but I'm too impatient to walk. Because it's good exercise and I feel good after riding. Because it's almost the only thing that regularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,328
Posted By Mogens

I have never felt tempted to pour the water out...

I have never felt tempted to pour the water out of my bottle in order to make climbing a steep hill easier. I'm sure weight makes a difference for people who need minuscule advantages in competitive...
09-29-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Mogens

Check out the thread dedicated to 90s Multitracks...

Check out the thread dedicated to 90s Multitracks in the Hybrid forum if you haven’t, lots of enthusiasm for them over there.
09-04-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,412
Posted By Mogens

I’m not convinced that padded shorts are all that...

I’m not convinced that padded shorts are all that necessary for rides that aren’t very long. I have a pair that I bought for a century, and I’m definitely glad I had them. But I haven’t bothered to...
08-28-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Mogens

I have no idea if itís a regular item or not, but...

I have no idea if itís a regular item or not, but Aldi sells a very credible and inexpensive workstand. I happened upon it earlier this year and was very pleased.
08-21-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,109
Posted By Mogens

Again, realistically... weíre talking about...

Again, realistically... weíre talking about people who have chosen to work with machines, possibly because theyíre more comfortable with things that make sense ;)
08-18-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,628
Posted By Mogens

We have a few Multitracks around here because I’m...

We have a few Multitracks around here because I’m pretty sold on their usefulness and quality. We have a 730 and 720 from China and a 730 made in the US. The US 730 is a nicer bike than the Chinese...
08-17-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,109
Posted By Mogens

Theyíre not interested in doing cheap repairs on...

Theyíre not interested in doing cheap repairs on used bikes; itís not good business for them. I owned a retail business for 15 years and sometimes there are customers you just donít want. What do you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,853
Posted By Mogens

Just bought an Endurance bike a few weeks ago, a...

Just bought an Endurance bike a few weeks ago, a Cannondale Synapse, the Aluminum one with Shmano 105. Just wanted to make a few points that steered my decision and might be useful:

1. To me it...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-04-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,419
Posted By Mogens

Iíve ridden some of these trails on 28mm tires...

Iíve ridden some of these trails on 28mm tires and I thought they were fine, though I donít know the specific ones in that part of the state. Here, in Eastern Wisconsin, some of the trails have been...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-02-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,419
Posted By Mogens

We have some pretty great bike shops. Pete's...

We have some pretty great bike shops. Pete's Garage and Broken Spoke are both downtown and have social rides. The Bike Hub, In Competition, and J&Bs are good also. There is bike commuting, but as...
07-31-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,873
Posted By Mogens

Oh, right, I read that too quickly. I think it's...

Oh, right, I read that too quickly. I think it's still a really good value.
07-31-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,873
Posted By Mogens

$999 is several hundred less than I paid and...

$999 is several hundred less than I paid and about $500 less than MSRP, so I'd say that's pretty great. I didn't like the saddle at all so I immediately replaced it with a Brooks B17 that I'd already...
07-28-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,873
Posted By Mogens

I just bought a Cannondale Synapse 105 Disc...

I just bought a Cannondale Synapse 105 Disc (aluminum) and I think it meets your criteria. There are versions with Sora or Tiara group sets also, so Iím pretty sure thereís a model at your price...
07-06-19, 06:10 PM
07-06-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Mogens

Cyclone Mark II, guess I'll give that a go....

Cyclone Mark II, guess I'll give that a go. Thanks!
07-06-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Mogens

My Suntour Cyclone (1st Gen) Front Derailleur broke... replacement options?

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While adjusting my front derailleur, I put too much pressure on the mechanism...
07-05-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Mogens

That is one of the least detailed CL photos I've...

That is one of the least detailed CL photos I've ever seen.
05-21-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 69,445
Posted By Mogens

I was just going by color. It was originally...

I was just going by color. It was originally forest green.
05-17-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Mogens

Cool, that makes sense. I will look into a new...

Cool, that makes sense. I will look into a new bottom bracket. Thanks for the help!
05-16-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Mogens

Drivetrain severely off track

As you'll see, I'm clearly in the "knows just enough to get into trouble,' phase of bicycle mechanics. I rebuilt this Trek 730 for my wife and it needed a new crankset & derailleurs, so I put on a...
05-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 63,875
Posted By Mogens

This began as a Trek 730 Multitrack, now it's...

This began as a Trek 730 Multitrack, now it's something else. I'm going to need to address the crank, but it's riding really well and my wife loves it.

...
05-15-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 69,445
Posted By Mogens

The 1995 Trek 730 that I built up for my wife is...

The 1995 Trek 730 that I built up for my wife is finally roadworthy—though the front derailleur doesn't like the crank or vice versa (what to do!) She wanted a plum/cranberry colored bike, so I...
05-13-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By Mogens

I just put 1950s era Viking decals on a 1990s...

I just put 1950s era Viking decals on a 1990s Trek, so thatís a different approach maybe.
05-13-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,182
Posted By Mogens

Iíve yet to come across any negativity towards my...

Iíve yet to come across any negativity towards my older bikes, but then I canít say that I congregate with cyclists very often; I mostly just do my own thing. But to the extent that Iíve had...
05-11-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Mogens

Whoa... that was quite the score!

Whoa... that was quite the score!
04-12-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 69,445
Posted By Mogens

Thatís gorgeous, any big trips planned?

Thatís gorgeous, any big trips planned?
04-12-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 69,445
Posted By Mogens

I brought it home and disassembled it in minutes,...

I brought it home and disassembled it in minutes, Iíd like to get it ready ASAP. The original crank was pretty poorly specked (sic?) & the gear teeth are worn down, so that needs replacement....
04-09-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 69,445
Posted By Mogens

We just scored a women's Ď95 Trek 730 for my wife...

We just scored a women's Ď95 Trek 730 for my wife on CL for $85! Scanning CL every day for 8 months paid off finally.
02-16-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 29,782
Posted By Mogens

I'd like to push back against the insinuation...

I'd like to push back against the insinuation that GP is a 'loser,' which no one said directly, but I think I detected as subtext in one or two posts. Sure, he may go out of business in the near...
02-10-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By Mogens

MeatSpace!

MeatSpace!
01-31-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,935
Posted By Mogens

I'd consider marriage counseling.

I'd consider marriage counseling.
01-28-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By Mogens

I did my first overhaul last September and now I...

I did my first overhaul last September and now I love that bicycle best. It started as a slightly twisted Trek hybrid bike from the 1990s and after stripping it to the frame and rebuilding it, it ...
01-03-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,502
Posted By Mogens

I have genes for high cholesterol and that diet...

I have genes for high cholesterol and that diet would kill me. Maybe itís good for some, Iím not inclined to investigate, but not for all. Overall, I think weíre facing an environmental imperative to...
01-02-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,682
Posted By Mogens

It's the opposite of my Japanese made Bianchi!

It's the opposite of my Japanese made Bianchi!
12-23-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,391
Posted By Mogens

I did my first century last September on a 1981...

I did my first century last September on a 1981 Bianchi Limited. I think it did pretty well, though I can see how more modern drivetrains are an advantage. It was my first long ride and I hadn't...
12-20-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Mogens

Thanks for the detailed reply, itís incredible...

Thanks for the detailed reply, itís incredible how simple and complex these mechanisms are!
12-19-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Mogens

Just found a vintage Sugino 54t 110bcd in my...

Just found a vintage Sugino 54t 110bcd in my dad's old part bin and bought a similar era 34t off of eBay, we'll see how that works!
12-19-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Mogens

For the Shimano 105, I'd had the 5750 model in my...

For the Shimano 105, I'd had the 5750 model in my shopping cart. Do ramps and pins make difference? I'm obviously friction shifting. It says it's a 10 speed chainring, does that really matter in my...
12-19-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Mogens

Vuelta... checking that out now. Quick question,...

Vuelta... checking that out now. Quick question, is there really a difference between chainrings for mountain bikes and chainrings for classic road bikes? Also, what aspect of the chainring do they...
12-19-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Mogens

Chainring assistance needed...

Over the course of getting on a bike and learning how it works, I realized that Iíd prefer a 50/34 compact double on my 1981 Bianchi Limited, which currently has a racier 52/42. I donít race, and I...
12-07-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 69,445
Posted By Mogens

It's weird, I'm seeing conflicting reports on...

It's weird, I'm seeing conflicting reports on whether the 45mm SKS fenders will work with 38mm tires, I guess there are too many unknowns. I guess I'll just try to order some with a generous returns...
12-06-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Mogens

So how's it ride?

So how's it ride?
12-04-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 69,445
Posted By Mogens

Attention fender users! I have a 1992 Trek 730...

Attention fender users! I have a 1992 Trek 730 and I'm running 38mm tires, any fender recommendations based on your personal experience? $50-$70 seems like the range I'd like to stay within. Here's...
11-30-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,634
Posted By Mogens

I resuscitated a Trek Multitrack this past Summer...

I resuscitated a Trek Multitrack this past Summer with no prior experience in bicycle mechanics. I stripped it down to the frame, cleaned it up, bent it back into shape, repainted it, swapped out...
11-26-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,173
Posted By Mogens

Those look like E-61 group heads... doesn't get...

Those look like E-61 group heads... doesn't get more classic than that!
11-14-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,732
Posted By Mogens

I don't think it's a binary thing, at least it's...

I don't think it's a binary thing, at least it's not for me. We sell at a farmer's market, so having a LARGE vehicle that we can load up with tents & (in our case) hummus is necessary. Otherwise we'd...
11-14-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,732
Posted By Mogens

No, and that's not the argument that I'm making;...

No, and that's not the argument that I'm making; I'm not really even making an argument. I'm saying that I've made a commitment to change how I think about how I use my car and that I'm hoping that...
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