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05-23-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By freesafety22

THANKS. went with the gravel XT!

THANKS. went with the gravel XT!
Forum: Touring
05-16-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By freesafety22

thank you very much.

thank you very much.
05-13-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By freesafety22

clipless shimano XT/XTR road and gravel noob help

shimano XT/XTR road and gravel advice?

gents,
i am building up a litespeed appalachian frame and am a bit of a noob. this is a gravel bike.
for years i rode this javelin Ti bike (shown here)...
05-09-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

THANK YOU. can i ask you what may be a related...

THANK YOU.
can i ask you what may be a related question?
it sounds like you are saying a lower trail number gives better handling in the sense of it being able to go straight by itself?
i noticed...
05-09-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

can i ask you what may be a related question? ...

can i ask you what may be a related question?
it sounds like you are saying lower trail gives better handling in the sense of it being bale or go straight by itself?
i noticed the other day while...
05-09-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

so here is my message to litespeed to get more...

so here is my message to litespeed to get more intel:

“guys. i have a 1998 litespeed appalachian frame and need a fork.
i am looking at a curved SOMA chromoly fork (4.4mm rake; 389mm tall) and a...
05-09-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

what’s “axle to crown” please BE? the straight...

what’s “axle to crown” please BE?
the straight one is 400mm and the curved one is 389mm.
both have 4.4mm rake.
so what does the higher trail do exactly to the handling...?
05-09-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

THANKS for the help. no offense please but i...

THANKS for the help.
no offense please but i stopped reading sheldon brown when he suggested switching my brake levers left to right and i nearly broke my neck in an emergency stop.
i’ve posted...
05-09-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

****. first i ordered the curved one and then i...

****. first i ordered the curved one and then i ordered the straight one. so now i have the straight one coming in.
what is slightly higher trail again please? and do you have any sense which one i...
Forum: Touring
05-09-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By freesafety22

aluminum (?) rear rack ID?

anyone know if rhere is a brand or manufacturer associated with this rack? it came with a litespeed frame i bought. THANKS...
Forum: Want To Buy
05-08-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By freesafety22

Shimano XTR BR M950 (or 951) Front V Brake

SHIMANO XTR BR M950 (or 951) FRONT V BRAKE

i’ve got an appalachian frame and need a front V brake. or i would also buy a set.

i am looking at the M950/951 series.

if you have the front i can...
05-02-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

ah ****. i missed that. i think i like that one...

ah ****. i missed that. i think i like that one better. is it all about the looks basically? meaning these two have the same performance?(!)
...
Forum: Want To Buy
05-01-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By freesafety22

WTB: 2000 litespeed cyclocross straight bladed cromoly fork

any leads on one of these
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x1334/6d086d7f_4779_4acc_8322_c4038020f6b1_2f8b16a10cf7eb13a1fffb8a906bf4e9aed5f937.png...
05-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

images ...

images
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x1334/6e857a99_b639_4e6a_98ee_45df761d0ade_1bf239986554d203e5a3f27a4316f68eac1a5971.png...
05-01-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

hi all. a TON of thanks to everyone in here for...

hi all. a TON of thanks to everyone in here for the help. special thanks to SpeedofLite and scarlson for getting me sorted about the catalogs and also about soma. i have been trying to cobble it...
04-25-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

photo from the internet. wonder if this fork is...

photo from the internet. wonder if this fork is OEM.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x1334/4cef00ca_5cd8_4f8d_ad33_5dba292ff1a1_96b8a975d892cf6053173b3003a4c90757b6486a.png
04-25-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By freesafety22

thanks. sorry for being such a knob. all the...

thanks. sorry for being such a knob. all the terms are new to me.

i will try to find a diagram i guess.

i do understand the 1” ID of the tube. which means i need a 1” front fork.

i don’t...
04-25-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

thank you SOL. apologies for being slow here i...

thank you SOL. apologies for being slow here i was trying to get a jump on things before i get the bike. i’m pretty good with a wrench but have not done much more than taken things off and cleaned...
04-25-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

apologies gents. i am not getting updates for...

apologies gents. i am not getting updates for some reason and i am a little unfamiliar with the UI in the forum. so it is sort of slow going on my end.

here are some pictures. i think it is 1”. i...
04-20-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By freesafety22

also. does this get me closer? ...

also. does this get me closer?
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/746x1039/511a6961_ae74_45ce_b3ea_aa4d39705a63_493ec03f62e956117df39c1d3d90e9f1c9e7a309.jpeg
04-20-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By freesafety22

also. does this get me closer?

also. does this get me closer?
04-20-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By freesafety22

so diameter steering tube is the ID of the tube?...

so diameter steering tube is the ID of the tube? which i am almost positive is 1”?
what is meant by “what headset it uses”? i ees to google headset (sorry) but am i looking for depth snd a brand?...
04-19-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By freesafety22

help finding a good fork for a litespeed appalachian?

can anyone help me with names or info or search terms to find a fork for gravel for a litespeed appalachian?

i’m a noob but mechanically inclined and would love some help.

THANKS
04-19-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,410
Posted By freesafety22

litespeed appalachian fork for gravel recommendations?

can anyone help me with names or info or search terms to find a fork for gravel for a litespeed appalachian? i’m a noob but mechanically inclined and would love some help.
THANKS
04-19-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By freesafety22

hey man. THANK YOU for all that. so can i...

hey man. THANK YOU for all that.
so can i please ask you if you know what i need to do to find a proper fork for a litespeed appalachian? it seems i found a bike and now i need a proper fork for it.
04-07-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By freesafety22

blue ridge versus appalachian LITESPEED?

LITESPEED blue ridge versus appalachian?
anyone know the difference between these two? i am looking for a gravel bike. anywhere else good to post this? THANKS.​​​​​​​...
01-27-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By freesafety22

raleigh superbe messenger refresh info?

anyone mind helping me put a short list together of what i need to do to put this bike back on the road?
tubes and tires? can i go whole hog and get period correct tires? or is this idiotic?
clean...
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By freesafety22

also. how do you know it is oclv and not TCT?

also. how do you know it is oclv and not TCT?
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By freesafety22

what color is your bike?

what color is your bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By freesafety22

hey man. so the thing has almost no decals. it...

hey man. so the thing has almost no decals. it has a hand built in america decal.

it had a ton of random decals on it that i had to all take off -...
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By freesafety22

thanks man. i think i found it. 2007 5000 TCT...

thanks man. i think i found it. 2007 5000 TCT carbon in silver i think
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By freesafety22

sorry. i meant i am picking up a bike and was...

sorry. i meant i am picking up a bike and was wondering how to ID it.

also. we’re only certain models made in certain years? i guess i read the trek documents but i couldn’t figure out this 5XXX...
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By freesafety22

TREK carbon fiber 5200 or 5500 or 5900?

gents. anyone able to help me know how to figure out if a bike is one of these models? is it supposed to be on the decals somewhere? no pics yet but i can post them as soon as i have sone. i did some...
01-03-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,218
Posted By freesafety22

so i was souring on this with all the negative...

so i was souring on this with all the negative responses and then i started thinking maybe the quality was not going to be up to snuff for me and i should look elsewhere.
thoughts?
THANKS.
12-21-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,218
Posted By freesafety22

trash messenger bags - advice and pics?

trash messenger bags (shoulder slings) - advice and pics?

i am thinking of joining the club and looking at the messenger bags just because i always do the shoulder sling thing.

i know there are...
09-07-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By freesafety22

THANK YOU dedhed!

THANK YOU dedhed!
09-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 213,748
Posted By freesafety22

anyone in the vallejo/vacaville CA area able to...

anyone in the vallejo/vacaville CA area able to pick up and drop something off at the greyhound station for shipping to austin texas? or if there is anyone that can contact about this can someone PM...
09-06-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By freesafety22

hey man. thanks. i thought i ran into something...

hey man. thanks. i thought i ran into something non-professional where just a bunch of guys were doing it as a favor basically.
09-05-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By freesafety22

some kind of shipping group for bicycles?

gents
i thought i ran across some kind of loose collective that would ship a bike for someone that had just bought one. basically a kind of pay it forward service.
anyone know what it was? or...
Forum: Want To Buy
06-30-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By freesafety22

WTB: Litespeed Appalachian (frame preferred but open)

looking for an old litespeed appalachian frame but will take the whole bike. need a medium which i believe is a 54cm.

message me and let me know what you have.

please describe any damage and...
Forum: Introductions
05-24-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By freesafety22

Thank you!

Thank you!
05-18-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By freesafety22

Litespeed Appalachian (54cm)?

i have a JAVELIN Assisi i bought from a local racer years ago. $600. it is a Ti bike with cantilever brakes. i /think/ it is 54 cm. it’s like perfect for me.

is the litespeed appalachian a good...
Forum: Introductions
05-18-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By freesafety22

posting in want to buy?

i have been a registered member for a long time. do i need to buy a premium membership to post a want to buy ad?!
THANK YOU
05-15-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By freesafety22

recommendations for cross bike like my TITANIUM (javelin)

guys.
i have a titanium javelin road bike with side pull brakes and ultegra components.
is there a CROSS bike of some kind that would be similar?
i bought a SALSA el mariachi to try to get in...
Forum: Texas
05-04-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By freesafety22

ATX central workout routes?

can anyone point me to good routes or roads for getting in a getting back into the exercise routes? i currently i do shoal creek great northern but would like to mix it up. i'm coming from west...
04-30-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By freesafety22

iPOD MINI (or whatever) SCANDISK replacement (and earbuds and iPhone ETC)

gents.
i had an ipod mini or whatever they call it. tiny little thing. just an on off button and a volume knob and a forward and backward song choice. only thing it lacked was the ability to swap...
06-24-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,225
Posted By freesafety22

it’s a foot to pedal interface error.

it’s a foot to pedal interface error.
02-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By freesafety22

thanks a lot for the intel gents. somehow this...

thanks a lot for the intel gents. somehow this one struck me as the proverbial diamond in the “rough”. but apparently my eye is not as educated as i thought it was on these bikes.
02-01-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By freesafety22

thanks a LOT mouse. for some reason i spotted it...

thanks a LOT mouse. for some reason i spotted it and thought is was an expensive bike. figured to flip it and make a couple bucks. or ride it and see if i liked it.

you guys saved me a lot of...
02-01-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By freesafety22

thanks a lot clifford, gents. maybe i don’t...

thanks a lot clifford, gents.
maybe i don’t have as good an eye as i thought. seemed like a very expensive bike to me. but maybe i am imaging it was titanium or something.
THANK YOU for helping me...
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