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04-06-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm not aware of a magical solution to this. ...

I'm not aware of a magical solution to this. Even seasonal riders are sore when they resume in the Springtime.

I'd recommend rides of shorter duration as you start out again. Like 20 minutes or...
04-06-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 573
Posted By Phil_gretz

It would help when dreamily supporting a concept...

It would help when dreamily supporting a concept that may or may not have significant technological hurdles, lack robustness, add weight, and perform marginally worse. Having skill in the art allows...
04-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 573
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm speechless at this. Please describe your...

I'm speechless at this. Please describe your background in mechanical engineering or controls design. This sounds like quite a bit of complexity and multi-point failures to me.
04-06-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Phil_gretz

Does this mean that you are about to place an...

Does this mean that you are about to place an internet order to be delivered to your home? Or that you will be working through an authorized Trek dealer, who will assist you with setting up the bike...
04-03-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By Phil_gretz

I don't reuse old tires, but I often continue to...

I don't reuse old tires, but I often continue to use original tubes on old bikes. They were made of higher quality and durability, in my observation. I'm running 46 year old tubes in my Fuji...
04-02-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By Phil_gretz

AverageRider12 = DreamRider85 ? Inquiring...

AverageRider12 = DreamRider85 ? Inquiring minds want to investigate...
03-31-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By Phil_gretz

The road is the new Greenway

The road is the new Greenway
03-31-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Phil_gretz

ETRTO 559zx17 <<--- European tire measurement...

ETRTO 559zx17 <<--- European tire measurement standard, 559mm = 26.0" MTB tire
6061H-T6 Double <<--- Grade of aluminum used in the rim and double walled construction.
03-31-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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^this. Make sure that the valve type matches the one on your bike.
03-31-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,198
Posted By Phil_gretz

Spin Class...

...where you can get the bike in the center of the class and wave to all the riders around you. Oh, the bliss.
03-31-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Phil_gretz

Is it this one, from Merlin Cycles, the Wilier...

Is it this one, from Merlin Cycles, the Wilier 503X Race XT Alloy?

Decent bike, if you intend to ride cross country single track type stuff.

I'd ask whether you have a longer torso relative...
03-31-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,198
Posted By Phil_gretz

I will acknowledge any passing cyclist who is...

I will acknowledge any passing cyclist who is more "pro" than I am. That way, I get to punch heavier than my waveclass.
03-30-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Phil_gretz

Used or new for each one? The Allegro is...

Used or new for each one? The Allegro is different from the others. Allegro is the only one that I would ride. Crosstown and Cypress are too relaxed and upright. Ugh. The 7200 must be an older...
03-30-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 782
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife does the washing, I help with hanging and...

My wife does the washing, I help with hanging and folding. We use Tide and wash riding gear with regular clothes.
03-30-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By Phil_gretz

I picked four areas: heath, spiritual,...

I picked four areas: heath, spiritual, relationships and recreation. While I miss interacting with my team at work, and miss getting out for more social recreation, I'd have to say that my quality...
03-30-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,348
Posted By Phil_gretz

It's not airbone. You probably didn't mean that....

It's not airbone. You probably didn't mean that. Airborne signifies transmission into and through the lung. This virus is transmitted through contact with mucus membranes by droplets. So,...
03-30-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Phil_gretz

Go to eBay. Search for each part. Filter by...

Go to eBay. Search for each part. Filter by completed auctions or sold items. Compare the most recent sales and consider whether/what shipping charges were. This will tell you what the market...
03-28-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,348
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. /close thread

^ this. /close thread
03-27-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By Phil_gretz

1989 Fuji Club

was a 2 x 7 speed bike. I had one and it rode very nicely, was reliable, and looked good too. Find one of these. They came in a white or the teal shown below. Should cost you less that any new...
03-27-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By Phil_gretz

Why not this?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/hd-trail-29er-hydraulic-disc-brake-mtb.html

There are videos on the partial assembly you'll have to do. Delivered to your home. 21" size for you.

The...
03-27-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Phil_gretz

A more expedient answer is to sell the Brooks and...

A more expedient answer is to sell the Brooks and replace it with a Cardiff Cornwall or equivalent. It's a better saddle, and it has longer rails than the Brooks.
03-26-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Phil_gretz

Well, that is unusual. I've been bicycle riding...

Well, that is unusual. I've been bicycle riding on roads for 45 years over three States in which I've resided, and I've never been attacked even once. Not that I can recall anyway.



Fanciful...
03-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Phil_gretz

Mine is Now Closed

And they're very responsible in their approach to things. I have a touring bike there that's having its bottom bracket threads chased. I wonder when I'll see that bike again. Weeks? I wish them...
03-26-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Phil_gretz

Extra watts are a bonus. If I could have a...

Extra watts are a bonus. If I could have a "free" 75 more watts on my conventional bike...wow. Many electrics can deliver a few hundred watts to the drive wheel. That's really something. But...
03-26-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By Phil_gretz

Sigh... Cheez - you're likely suffering the...

Sigh...

Cheez - you're likely suffering the aftereffects of some psychological trauma, leading you to self justify through delusions. Theologically looking at what you've written, you were...
03-24-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By Phil_gretz

Photo of the frame

would permit two big forks in the road to be chosen: black versus silver; Campy versus non-campy. The rest is just details.

OP, are you building your own wheels, so...hubs to match the chosen...
03-24-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Phil_gretz

Plan this trip for Spring 2021.

Plan this trip for Spring 2021.
03-24-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Phil_gretz

fify

fify
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Phil_gretz

Activate shields...

Activate shields...
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree with the comment above about shortening...

I agree with the comment above about shortening the shifter cable housings and re-routing them beneath the bar. Also, the bar should have matching black handlebar wrap both sides. Nicely presented...
03-23-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Phil_gretz

No Suspension Necessary...

Then, depending on your locale, you'll want a rigid fork, steel MTB from the 1990s or so. Many can be found in the $100 range, which will give you room for a bike shop to repack the bearings,...
03-23-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Phil_gretz

Just spit-balling here on possible remedies for...

Just spit-balling here on possible remedies for you (in increasingly drastic measures):
- pull/remove the wire between the ignition and the starter solenoid (they'll never find the problem)
-...
03-23-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,703
Posted By Phil_gretz

Neglected bike maintenance, yardwork projects...

Neglected bike maintenance, yardwork projects under my wife's supervision, re-organizing my bike clothing bins (a la Marie Kondo), and not watching any television news
03-23-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,585
Posted By Phil_gretz

Seventh consecutive day of telework for me (9th...

Seventh consecutive day of telework for me (9th if you consider that I worked a bit both Saturday and Sunday). We're settling into a routine. I've been trying to take a ride every other day just...
03-23-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By Phil_gretz

Please describe how you intend to use this bike. ...

Please describe how you intend to use this bike. Single track? Gravel riding? Street commuting? Paved path riding?

How you expect to ride will drive what type of "mountain bike" you should be...
03-23-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Phil_gretz

Would you do a review thread once you've ridden...

Would you do a review thread once you've ridden it a bit? My wife and I were curious about those for use as travel bikes.
03-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ Interesting. Thanks. Whatever the source, the...

^ Interesting. Thanks. Whatever the source, the bearings and freewheeling mechanism feel well above average, in my experience.
03-22-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Phil_gretz

5.0 mm consistently. And the threading is for an...

5.0 mm consistently. And the threading is for an English freewheel hub.
03-22-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Nearly 3 threads exposed...are those enough?

It appears that the 14T...
03-22-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Phil_gretz

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200322_095558_c4ccfc1bd688efa11a6574c5c303927651efddd6.jpg
03-22-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Phil_gretz

Identify This Freewheel; Missing Outer Cog?

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There are no discernible markings. It fits the Park BBT 5, FR 11...
03-21-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By Phil_gretz

My experience with SunRace freewheels hasn't been...

My experience with SunRace freewheels hasn't been good. Two of the three were gritty, and had a "thunking" rhythmic sound when pedaling forward in certain cogs. If at all possible, I try to avoid...
03-20-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By Phil_gretz

The real purpose of a bike cover ...

...is to slow down sun damage to your bike's paint, rubber parts, leather saddles and plastics. The cover is eventually destroyed by the sun, so that your valuable bike parts aren't.

Other...
03-20-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,075
Posted By Phil_gretz

Home Made Garage Art

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From a Paint Night date. We couldn't thriw them out, but wouldn't hang...
03-20-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,479
Posted By Phil_gretz

Update on my LBS. These fellows are among the...

Update on my LBS. These fellows are among the very best. They have instituted all federal guidelines. Bikes for service or repair by appointment only. They've constructed a decontamination booth...
03-20-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By Phil_gretz

H O M O sapiens sapiens...man Buccaneers...

H O M O sapiens sapiens...man

Buccaneers were men...real men.
03-20-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,134
Posted By Phil_gretz

I wouldn't discourage you from writing down all...

I wouldn't discourage you from writing down all of your goals for this bike project, because that's how you begin to differentiate between what's "desired" and what "must be", as well as between...
03-19-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By Phil_gretz

It could be okay...

...but, maybe too small. I was unable to easily locate the geometry chart for this Jamis Renegade family of frames. The sloping top tube is to your advantage, as this geometry may (may) allow for...
03-19-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Phil_gretz

To add to this ^ comment, make certain that you...

To add to this ^ comment, make certain that you look closely at how the front derailleur cable goes into the binding nut at its end, whether it passes over a small tab or not. You must put the cable...
03-19-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By Phil_gretz

Who are Lamar Hunt's heirs, Alex?

Who are Lamar Hunt's heirs, Alex?
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