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05-14-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,483
Posted By rumstove

I've had a Specialized Comp floor pump for quite...

I've had a Specialized Comp floor pump for quite a few years now. The current model is red I think...mine is white with black trim (if that gives anyone an indication on what year mine is). Does both...
11-20-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By rumstove

I have all of them leaning against the wall in...

I have all of them leaning against the wall in the side garage. Once the weather starts getting cold and the snow starts to fly I move them to a spare room in the house basement.
10-12-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,411
Posted By rumstove

Doh. Just when I thought the Trek District 4 was...

Doh. Just when I thought the Trek District 4 was just what I wanted now I see this. The Spot is a nice looking bike and looks to compete directly with the District 4. Obviously there are some...
09-23-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,133
Posted By rumstove

Replaced the grips with Sram Racing Grips 110mm...

Replaced the grips with Sram Racing Grips 110mm that are made for grip shifters. Bike looks much better now (looked a bit weird with those blue 140mm Lizard Skins...see posts above). Sram grips are...
09-22-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,252
Posted By rumstove

- Helmets. Never wore a helmet in the past but...

- Helmets. Never wore a helmet in the past but lately I've been wanting to. I'm already sick of using my old skateboard helmet but due to low stock at shops within driving distance (3 hours round...
09-21-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,133
Posted By rumstove

If "steep" can be used for the hills in WI, then...

If "steep" can be used for the hills in WI, then yes haha.
09-21-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,133
Posted By rumstove

Continuation of late last night I got outside...

Continuation of late last night I got outside today during lunch to work on the Rockhopper. Tilted the bars slightly, raised the brake levers, and gave the bike a much needed full wipe down. I have...
09-21-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,133
Posted By rumstove

I recently dug my old Rockhopper out of the...

I recently dug my old Rockhopper out of the basement, after it sat there for a decade or more, and I've been swapping out parts since. I never rode it because I didn't care for the riding position so...
09-19-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,968
Posted By rumstove

I'm a fan of Surly. Cool bike. I like the gray...

I'm a fan of Surly. Cool bike. I like the gray and I also think it's a good mix of black and chrome parts. I agree, while I like the decal I think the bike looks better without it.
09-18-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,487
Posted By rumstove

Use advanced search and you'll find multiple...

Use advanced search and you'll find multiple threads.

I'm in the Upper Midwest as well and I see a smaller amount of bikes on display at shops. Some bike brands also mention shortages/delays on...
09-13-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,133
Posted By rumstove

Took the back wheel off and cleaned stuff and...

Took the back wheel off and cleaned stuff and then re-lubed. It was so dirty and gunked up that when I took my feet off the pedals the cranks kept turning while coasting...no it's not in fixie...
09-13-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,750
Posted By rumstove

One of my favorite bikes from when I was a kid...

One of my favorite bikes from when I was a kid was a Huffy BMX bike. It was my first BMX style bike and I rode that thing all the time for years until it was finally beyond repair. I will always have...
09-11-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By rumstove

I found this to be especially true with saddles....

I found this to be especially true with saddles. Years ago I'd throw a new saddle on a bike, make sure height was good, get it fairly level and call it good. After having problems time and time again...
09-10-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,521
Posted By rumstove

I'm not motivated by anything with Strava but I...

I'm not motivated by anything with Strava but I do like it for keeping track of my rides and being able to see the mileage I put on each of my bikes.

I don't think it's available on the mobile...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,372
Posted By rumstove

I recently bought and installed some PDW Full...

I recently bought and installed some PDW Full Metal fenders 700x45. The 700x45 size is for 35 max tire size, which is what my tires are. REI is having a sale on the "city" fenders, which is the older...
09-07-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By rumstove

Haha to your mom calling the bike metro. Well, I...

Haha to your mom calling the bike metro. Well, I suppose it would depend on the bike's look overall but bars alone I don't think so. I think the oil slick finish is a cool change from the regular...
09-07-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By rumstove

Too many things in this photo to comment on. -...

Too many things in this photo to comment on.
- Gloves look nice. $75 is a lot for gloves but if they work, they work. Sounds like they resolved issues you had with other gloves so that's the best...
09-07-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,459
Posted By rumstove

I have different needs from the OP because I like...

I have different needs from the OP because I like riding at night. I have two Light & Motion headlights...one bike has an Urban 800 and the other an Urban 850. Both are great for riding in dark. They...
09-06-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,235
Posted By rumstove

I know you mentioned Craigslist, but that's my...

I know you mentioned Craigslist, but that's my go-to place when looking for old bikes and parts. CL has "bikes" and "bike parts" sections...be sure to check both since people will post random stuff...
09-06-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,184
Posted By rumstove

I would want to be told. If I knew they were worn...

I would want to be told. If I knew they were worn before the ride I wouldn't have worn those shorts. Perhaps some would still wear worn out shorts, but I sure wouldn't.


I think this is the best...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By rumstove

I notice a guy riding past my house quite often....

I notice a guy riding past my house quite often. In the morning riding north; late afternoon/evening riding south. Always a slow and steady pace in sun, rain, light snow, or wind. With the amount of...
09-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,387
Posted By rumstove

Here are some things I've found I like that I...

Here are some things I've found I like that I already owned (didn't buy them specifically for biking):
- Wearing a plain ole' cotton t-shirt is a no go for me. I have some Nike Dri-Fit t-shirts that...
09-04-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4,924
Views: 707,381
Posted By rumstove

Brooks C17 Carved saddle arrived today....

Brooks C17 Carved saddle arrived today. Unfortunately it rained all day and I wanted the saddle for my bike that doesn't have fenders, so aside from rolling around the driveway I didn't get to test...
09-02-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,742
Posted By rumstove

Riding over the sidewalk cracks won't break your...

Riding over the sidewalk cracks won't break your bike. But, noticing the bumps is why I prefer riding on the road. Way back in the day I only rode a mountain bike and I could ride over anything...
08-30-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,898
Posted By rumstove

In summer I pretty much live in the Birkenstock...

In summer I pretty much live in the Birkenstock Arizona EVA sandals (the cheap all-foam version of the Arizona) and I have no problems riding while wearing those. Converse All Stars are the only...
08-29-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,567
Posted By rumstove

Every time I come in this thread I find myself...

Every time I come in this thread I find myself just staring at this bike. I think it's stunning. I think it's a combination of the color, the black accent lines, and the amazing job on the fenders....
08-28-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By rumstove

I've been lurking in this thread. I haven't...

I've been lurking in this thread. I haven't posted because I can't offer any new help that hasn't already been posted but I'm still interested in knowing what it is now haha. Has it been figured out...
08-28-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,651
Posted By rumstove

I think bikes are a lot like golf clubs: sure the...

I think bikes are a lot like golf clubs: sure the older stuff still works fine but newer stuff usually makes it easier. Both industries have made numerous advancements over the years/decades. Fitting...
08-27-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,993
Posted By rumstove

Some bikes just look "right" with drop bars and...

Some bikes just look "right" with drop bars and some bikes look "right" without drop bars. If you can find one, or maybe even two, comfy hand positions I wouldn't be bummed about not using the drops....
08-23-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,898
Posted By rumstove

I'm happy with the results, especially the rear...

I'm happy with the results, especially the rear fender. PDW Full Metals. Still need to cut off the extra bit of the bolt on front. Had a few struggles here and there but worked through them....
08-22-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,082
Posted By rumstove

I have three. Raleigh Tripper is my main...

I have three.
Raleigh Tripper is my main bike...SS and it has a coaster brake, which is a blast.
Raleigh One Way...SS or fixed with flip flop hub. Similar to Tripper, but different.
'97...
08-22-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,898
Posted By rumstove

One more trip to the hardware store today but got...

One more trip to the hardware store today but got the fenders on! Finished after dark so photos tomorrow.
08-21-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,898
Posted By rumstove

PDW Full metals. Fenders look great, hardware...

PDW Full metals. Fenders look great, hardware that came with them would work for 99% of the bikes out there but I ran into a few problems with my Tripper. Hopefully all is now sorted out for a second...
08-21-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,898
Posted By rumstove

I had to come to this thread for some motivation....

I had to come to this thread for some motivation. I just got some fenders for my Tripper which I thought should be simple to install. Somehow everything went wrong today haha. After a trip to the...
08-20-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By rumstove

Ah, cool. If you check it out tomorrow and it...

Ah, cool. If you check it out tomorrow and it doesn't need any major repairs then I'd ride it!
08-20-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By rumstove

Does that mean it's not ride-able as is?

Does that mean it's not ride-able as is?
08-19-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By rumstove

Cool! I have a '97 Rockhopper A1 FS that I...

Cool! I have a '97 Rockhopper A1 FS that I recently dug out of the basement of my parents' house. I'm going to get a shorter stem and riser bars to make it more comfy to ride.

Looks like your '94...
08-18-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,398
Posted By rumstove

My first mountain bike was a Murray that I got in...

My first mountain bike was a Murray that I got in the early '90s. I remember it was the coolest color ever (for a kid in the early '90s) bright teal with yellow shifter/brake cables. I also remember...
08-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,677
Posted By rumstove

Cool looking bike! I like the "fat tires and ride...

Cool looking bike! I like the "fat tires and ride the snot out of it" idea for sure.
08-17-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By rumstove

Woohoo I figured it out. One done, one to go!

Woohoo I figured it out. One done, one to go!
08-17-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By rumstove

Reassembling Tektro brake levers

Given the stamps on the inside I think these are R200 brakes. I have all the pieces but I'm not sure on how they all go back in...as in the spring. I believe the spring goes around the black plastic...
08-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,944
Posted By rumstove

Sounds like OP got the pump situation sorted with...

Sounds like OP got the pump situation sorted with a fix rather than having to buy a new one. Always good!

I have a Specialized Air Tool Comp that I got at a LBS years ago. I just looked at the...
08-17-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,618
Posted By rumstove

Awesome! Thank you! I searched three online shops...

Awesome! Thank you! I searched three online shops and couldn't find it...of course it's listed at the one I didn't look at :lol:
08-17-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,618
Posted By rumstove

What seatpost is in this photo? I swear I saw one...

What seatpost is in this photo? I swear I saw one like that in the Singlespeed photos too but can't find it now. Before this forum I've never seen them. They look great.
08-13-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,622
Posted By rumstove

I don't remember a specific phrase. Usually ask...

I don't remember a specific phrase. Usually ask to "hop on" or "jump on" was what we said. This was in mid to late '80s and we usually rode on foot pegs.
08-13-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,622
Posted By rumstove

I've lived in WI my entire life and I've never...

I've lived in WI my entire life and I've never heard the term until reading this thread.

Then again MN has always been weird :) Way back in college I first heard of MN's Duck Duck Grey Duck...
08-13-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 88,628
Posted By rumstove

Posted my Raleigh Tripper a few posts earlier....

Posted my Raleigh Tripper a few posts earlier. About to take my Raleigh One Way for a spin. Flip flop hub is currently at freewheel. Biggest change I've made is swapping the drop bars for risers. Not...
08-12-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By rumstove

Mine has Dia-Compe Direct Pull brakes so for...

Mine has Dia-Compe Direct Pull brakes so for someone like you that knows what they're doing I don't think it would be a problem. I'm a newbie when it comes to doing conversions so everything is a...
08-12-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,158
Posted By rumstove

I currently have two single speeds. Tripper has a...

I currently have two single speeds. Tripper has a coaster brake which is awesome. One Way just has regular boring brakes haha. Something about having a coaster brake is more fun so I ride Tripper...
08-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By rumstove

I haven't done BMX bars since I was a kid. ...

I haven't done BMX bars since I was a kid.

My current bikes have 80mm rise mtn bars in search of a more upright riding position but I have to cut them down because mtn bars are so wide these days....
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