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01-15-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By mattk42

Yikes this is getting kinda feisty for a C&V...

Yikes this is getting kinda feisty for a C&V thread. The topic, I suppose?

I have one of each style on my drop-barred bikes. Drop bar MTB has barcons, to avoid tucking, I wrapped bottom to top...
01-04-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By mattk42

I had to google "fossick" :lol:

I had to google "fossick" :lol:
10-30-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 375,103
Posted By mattk42

7 speed is the most up to date for me, and I'm...

7 speed is the most up to date for me, and I'm ~1/3 your age :innocent: You're more with the times than I am. I recently broke a non-drive crankarm, on my drop-barred late 80s Rockhopper Comp, some...
09-23-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,609,464
Posted By mattk42

I just kinda went for it and seemed to luck out....

I just kinda went for it and seemed to luck out. The Rockhopper I bought is a few inches smaller than my road bike frame. With a short 30 degree riser stem, I have a pretty small saddle to bar drop...
09-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,827
Posted By mattk42

I abouts Corvallis.

I abouts Corvallis.
09-20-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,827
Posted By mattk42

First ride since the smoke cleared! Made it up...

First ride since the smoke cleared! Made it up the hill and realized it's been two weeks since I rode. The legs felt it....
09-17-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,827
Posted By mattk42

Last night the sky around me cleared up, looked...

Last night the sky around me cleared up, looked practically normal! But today back into the 200-300+ AQI range. :(
09-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,827
Posted By mattk42

Nope. Last time I rode was last Sunday. So, a...

Nope. Last time I rode was last Sunday. So, a whole week already. Today air quality is in the 300s range, so that's a definite nope. It's mostly been very unhealthy to hazardous all week. The first...
09-12-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

I'll take some humidity, please! Things are...

I'll take some humidity, please! Things are seeming better in the valley in Oregon now. We've had >100,000 acre fires east of the state's major cities this past week; some of which have merged to...
09-08-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Enjoying all your photos of riding. Not getting...

Enjoying all your photos of riding. Not getting out today. Smoke blew into the Willamette Valley starting late yesterday afternoon through overnight. Air quality pretty quickly went into the...
08-25-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,609,464
Posted By mattk42

That is just super. Is that a 650b conversion or...

That is just super. Is that a 650b conversion or that accommodating for 700c/29er tires?
08-25-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By mattk42

Make a good stalker. Or stoker. Or... :foo:

Make a good stalker. Or stoker. Or... :foo:
08-18-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

I'd been looking at either the gopro hero 5 or...

I'd been looking at either the gopro hero 5 or the hero 4. Hero 5 has an lcd, image stabilization, and can get extra batteries. Hero 4 (without an lcd) allows for an extended battery which might be...
08-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

3.5 hours! That's great! Per week right? Not per...

3.5 hours! That's great! Per week right? Not per day.

What kind of Gopro did you get? I've been thinking about one myself. Partly for recording fun parts of rides to share, and partly to have...
08-18-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By mattk42

I've been kinda resistant to the ebike stuff....

I've been kinda resistant to the ebike stuff. But, if we see a change in transit infrastructure to support two-wheeled transit... maybe it's not a bad thing so much.
08-17-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By mattk42

Maybe the CV forums 50 years from now will be...

Maybe the CV forums 50 years from now will be cautioning about bikes from the covid bike boom. At least there won't be turkey levers. But, the bikes probably won't be around then either.
08-15-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Love this game! Recommend the peloton and meteo...

Love this game! Recommend the peloton and meteo expansions too. The mechanics of the game really capture racing.


Rode yesterday, on the same route again (that I hadn't done for a while). This...
08-11-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

I'm sorry for your loss. As I'm sure you recall,...

I'm sorry for your loss. As I'm sure you recall, fall here is very beautiful too and I hope that being here then brings warm memories for you both of times and family here.

Beautiful De Rosa too.
08-10-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Whenabouts were you in Corvallis/Oregon? Probably...

Whenabouts were you in Corvallis/Oregon? Probably not before the bridge was built :lol:. This is the Harris covered bridge, down by Harris, west of Philomath/Corvallis, around mile 13/14 on the map...
08-10-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Up an around a bit on a beautiful day. Majority...

Up an around a bit on a beautiful day. Majority gravel logging/fire roads. Felt like a lot more than 38 miles! Wiped me out!...
08-08-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,737
Posted By mattk42

One time I was at the local bike shop and a guy...

One time I was at the local bike shop and a guy was picking up his Trek Madone. I remember because he really wanted people to know that was his bike... Anyway, he asked the mechanic if it was...
08-08-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 34,928
Posted By mattk42

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08-07-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Really fun ride up north of town that I haven't...

Really fun ride up north of town that I haven't gone on in years. It's a kinda bumpy route, but pretty much only local traffic, so pretty quiet roads. Didn't stop much for photos, except the neat old...
08-07-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6,901
Views: 641,595
Posted By mattk42

Neither classic not vintage. Hopefully preferable...

Neither classic not vintage. Hopefully preferable to sunscreen.
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08-07-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By mattk42

Giro Chronicle with MIPs in hi-vis yellow. I...

Giro Chronicle with MIPs in hi-vis yellow. I agree, important to be seen. It's more of a mtb style, with coverage farther down the back of the head. May not be as high of air flow ventilation, but my...
07-05-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

I concur! What tires are you sporting?

I concur! What tires are you sporting?
06-20-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 375,103
Posted By mattk42

Been wrenching on this GT Tequesta I picked up a...

Been wrenching on this GT Tequesta I picked up a while ago on Craigslist. Not for me, but for shorter folks to ride. Latest hope is for introducing my girlfriend to mountain biking. I never really...
03-29-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Took a ride in through the campus today, but...

Took a ride in through the campus today, but didn't take any pictures today. The magnolia trees are gorgeous but have begun to drop their petals. The photos are from two weeks ago, taken using a...
01-06-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Haha, reading your post and then, "Hey! I know...

Haha, reading your post and then, "Hey! I know that place." I'm a bit farther up the road myself. But, a fellow Oregonian!
12-21-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Cold, foggy and below freezing this morning on my...

Cold, foggy and below freezing this morning on my commute to work. We've had a few mornings like this and not had any road traction issues. But all of the moisture lead to some black ice on the bike...
12-08-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

Is no one riding lately? I'm missing the great...

Is no one riding lately? I'm missing the great photos and ride accounts. But, maybe the post about getting hardened to the cold is telling. Personally, my fingers have been too cold on my commutes to...
11-17-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,128
Posted By mattk42

Wow, it sure does appear to be a threadless...

Wow, it sure does appear to be a threadless headset. Thanks for politely addressing my lack of knowledge. I thought I knew what they looked like, but I guess I haven't seen one in the flesh, or...
11-17-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,128
Posted By mattk42

Dia Compe Aheadset - What is this?

I finally managed to remove what seemed like a stuck stem, only to find something that seems rather odd to me. It seems to me like some merger of a threadless style stem with a threaded headset.
...
08-21-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6,901
Views: 641,595
Posted By mattk42

Not bike parts, but very much vintage cycling...

Not bike parts, but very much vintage cycling themed. Board games are one of my other obsessions hobbies.
03-25-17, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

I've had that happen to several of those Kenda...

I've had that happen to several of those Kenda 27" gumwalls too. Though, I have also had it happen to a couple Paselas.
10-23-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

I went riding (yes)terday. First to the...

I went riding (yes)terday.

First to the local farmer's market:...
10-19-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By mattk42

Not sure if there is something I am missing about...

Not sure if there is something I am missing about the setup, but I have had 8-speed shifters index on a 7-speed cassette no problem. If you set it up correctly you simply can't shift into the...
07-27-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 70,905
Posted By mattk42

I've been getting flats on my Rockhopper lately....

I've been getting flats on my Rockhopper lately. But, it is still sporting the Bontrager knobbies that were on it when I bought it used. Maybe it's time for a new set of tires.

I have a friend...
07-19-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By mattk42

I wouldn't worry too much about upgrading the...

I wouldn't worry too much about upgrading the brakes. I have the same bike and get plenty of stopping power from the original brake calipers (pads too, haha). It sounds like you need a brake tune up...
07-14-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,228
Posted By mattk42

Christopher Froome the Biathlete?

Today moronic spectators crowded the road up Mont Ventoux. The camera bike stopped due to the crowd, causing Richie Porte to crash into it. Froome, just behind, went down as well. With a broken bike...
06-07-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,502
Posted By mattk42

I have a Premis with the same color scheme. It is...

I have a Premis with the same color scheme. It is my only road bike (of two bikes), so I don't have much to compare it to, but I really love it. I haven't had any trouble with the Suntour Accushift...
02-01-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16,765
Views: 1,780,732
Posted By mattk42

501983 Sunday afternoon ride. A late-January...

501983

Sunday afternoon ride. A late-January promise of spring here in Oregon. Of course I got drizzled on and also saw lots of sunshine. Not just on the same ride, but at one point at the same...
01-10-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,355
Posted By mattk42

Being content with components that have already...

Being content with components that have already been produced and not getting caught up in the arms race of the new this n' that.

Of course, that means we have the arguably more difficult path of...
01-09-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,609,464
Posted By mattk42

497524 In her latest incarnation. Though,...

497524

In her latest incarnation. Though, not exactly the best angle. I'll have to take a better one with a better camera.
12-25-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,789
Posted By mattk42

Bike things, of course, haha. Shimano A530 pedals...

Bike things, of course, haha. Shimano A530 pedals for the trail/commuter bike and Banjo Brothers' handlebar bag. It fits my SLR, yay!
11-28-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By mattk42

Yea, I've watched this show and enjoyed it. I'm...

Yea, I've watched this show and enjoyed it. I'm part of the younger C&V crowd though (at 23.) I've been meaning to pick up watching it again, but I've mostly been watching other shows in my free...
11-14-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,609,464
Posted By mattk42

Huh, funky. It looks like a mountain stem with a...

Huh, funky. It looks like a mountain stem with a wide clamp and I've been unable to thread drop bars into those. It looks awesome on the bike, so that's cool that it allowed drop bars through.
11-14-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,609,464
Posted By mattk42

Unless I am mistaken, how were you able to get...

Unless I am mistaken, how were you able to get drops into that stem?
11-05-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,851
Posted By mattk42

486394 Fall is fading into winter in my neck...

486394

Fall is fading into winter in my neck of the woods.
11-01-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By mattk42

Give it an oxalic acid soak. Surface rust can...

Give it an oxalic acid soak. Surface rust can look bad but not actually be a problem.
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