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Forum: Touring
08-23-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By RustyGates

I appreciate the help.

I appreciate the help.
Forum: Touring
08-23-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By RustyGates

Help ID this Cannondale touring bike

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x337/00p0p_g7vzdg9xv6l_600x450_bed92a89bae15e591b3eaa7455a57c2b3f951fe8.jpg
I may take this for a test ride in the next couple days. Any idea...
Forum: Touring
08-21-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,914
Posted By RustyGates

I went overboard with camping trips/ gear the...

I went overboard with camping trips/ gear the last few years. I still only aspire to take my first bike tour, but I've already refined my sleep setup thoroughly.

After trying all sorts of tarps...
08-20-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,576
Posted By RustyGates

Strava seems like Pokemon Go mixed with fantasy...

Strava seems like Pokemon Go mixed with fantasy baseball. I don't get the appeal.
08-11-18, 02:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

Thanks for the well wishes! I did bring an Allen...

Thanks for the well wishes! I did bring an Allen wrench set in case I needed to adjust anything, just didn't check....and yes the stem also appears stuck.
I'll get some photos up soon. Please...
08-07-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

Thanks everyone who replied. I picked up the 2003...

Thanks everyone who replied. I picked up the 2003 today for $200.

It's a good fit but upon getting it home I notice the seatpost is stuck! I thought I thought of everything when I looked it...
08-07-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

Nm

Nm
08-07-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,020
Posted By RustyGates

​​​​ If you're in a bike lane do you merge...

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If you're in a bike lane do you merge into traffic at every stop? Or does this apply only when you've taken a full lane?
I'm genuinely curious...also riding in Chicago and trying to stay...
08-06-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By RustyGates

Thanks. When I got the bike the tires were...

Thanks.
When I got the bike the tires were flat. I was hoping the "needs new tires" comment just meant it had flats. Reviews weren't hot for these Kendas anyway.
08-06-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By RustyGates

Tire rubber squeaking (ten year old Kenda Contenders)

I have a set of Kenda Contender tires that came on a ten year old bike. They've been unused for a while and the seller told me it needed new tires. They seem fine except they're squeaky, even when I...
08-03-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

​​​​​​I really should have a pump and I plan to...

​​​​​​I really should have a pump and I plan to grab one this weekend. Topping off more often would probably be more of an upgrade than the new bike...
08-03-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,055
Posted By RustyGates

I blame my inability to ride no hands on my...

I blame my inability to ride no hands on my fatness, because my balance and athelticism cannot be called into question.
08-03-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

Unfortunately I only have a slow hand pump (shop...

Unfortunately I only have a slow hand pump (shop across the street let's me use their air.) Oh well, I'll let you all know if I get it.

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08-03-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

Hmm. Now I have a dilemma. The seller wants to...

Hmm. Now I have a dilemma.
The seller wants to meet at a storage facility and the tires are flat, so I can't get on it to check the fit.
What would you all do in this scenario? Insist on a test...
08-02-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

You know what mstateglfr, judging by the...

You know what mstateglfr, judging by the headtubes they do look like different sizes so thanks for emphasizing the fit issue. Interestingly the shorter headtube (frame forms triangle vs...
08-02-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

Whoops, 853 is correct.

Whoops, 853 is correct.
08-01-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

Thanks. Of course I knew the condition of...

Thanks. Of course I knew the condition of components is key, but I didn't consider the paint job. In this case both bikes appear to be the same size (and the right size in the lineup to best suit...
08-01-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,932
Posted By RustyGates

Reynolds 525 vs 831? (Lemond Tourmalet)

I'm looking at two Lemond Tourmalet bikes on Chicago CL. Both sellers are asking about $300 but one is from 2000 in with 525 tubing, one is from 2003 with 831 tubing.

Should I strictly focus on...
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By RustyGates

Thanks for taking the time to help! You talked me...

Thanks for taking the time to help! You talked me down :). I don't have the skill or tools to repair anything beyond a flat or a turn of a screw. I do plan to learn, but I have an old crippled hybrid...
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By RustyGates

1990 Miyata 414

I'm eyeing a 1990 Miyata 414 on Chicago Craigslist for $150.

I don't know if it's allowed to link to someone else's CL ad, and I can't attach photos yet, but it's the only 414 in the area if...
07-23-18, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By RustyGates

Huh, I have another wheel with a 32 mounted. I...

Huh, I have another wheel with a 32 mounted. I might as well see if it fits.
edit: it looks like the brake calipers won't be a problem at all, plenty of space
07-22-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By RustyGates

Thanks pdoege, sail I'll check the Sheldon Brown...

Thanks pdoege, sail I'll check the Sheldon Brown website. I've probably been there a hundred times but have trouble following through enough to learn much.
My first post, newb question with no...
07-21-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By RustyGates

Wider tires (25vs 28) for Alex at400 on '06 Specialized Roubaix

When I replace the tire(s) on my Specialized Roubaix I'd like to get something wider than the current 23s. How should I measure to see if 28s will fit instead of 25s? Currently everything is original...
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