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08-14-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,152
Posted By jlaw

Here's a previous thread re: fenders on a 620 -...

Here's a previous thread re: fenders on a 620 - not SKS-specific.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1158814-1984-trek-620-owners-fenders-possible.html

And, this guy did an excellent blog...
08-12-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,152
Posted By bikemig

Goatheads are crummy. I saw a lot of them when I...

Goatheads are crummy. I saw a lot of them when I did the Tour de Nebraska earlier this year. My tires weren't tough enough and I had 2 flats. So yeah, I'd focus on a tough tire if I rode in that...
08-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,152
Posted By ryansu

I never encountered a goat head until I did some...

I never encountered a goat head until I did some riding in Central WA (Wenatchee) and I was on a paved bike trial! I can see why you would want tires to stand up to those beasties. Good luck with the...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By saddlesores

how difficult is it to make a claim? what's the...

how difficult is it to make a claim? what's the procedure?
let's say you're on the road......hatch, new mexico.........and some of your gear goes missing.

i assume you need to file a police...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By andrewclaus

I've never even thought of insurance on a touring...

I've never even thought of insurance on a touring bike. My bike and gear together cost less than my $1000 deductible. Of slightly more concern are the mental anguish of needing to change travel...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By Tourist in MSN

About a month ago when I was touring in the...

About a month ago when I was touring in the Candian Maritimes, I met a Brit that flew to Toronto, he bought a used bike there for something like $250 CAD, he had ridden it to the Nova Scotia...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,195
Posted By mbusky

With my ERIE policy ALL my personal property is...

With my ERIE policy ALL my personal property is covered in the event of a loss (stolen) with a $100.00 deductible if I want a $0.00 deductible I would have to have it named on the policy and would...
08-07-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,867
Posted By SurferRosa

It needn't be "ugly" nor come undone. ...

It needn't be "ugly" nor come undone.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7688/17272796955_6b471d7d6a_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/7883/46418792805_e86f6f3a5b_c.jpg
...
08-07-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By Rick53

2020 TREK FX3 USA Personal Pictures

https://i.imgur.com/gBkG5fw.jpg?1https://i.imgur.com/ALJypUW.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/PC3K9fS.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/B99arss.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/SYcKGDE.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/rAksmwm.jpghttps://i.im...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By bikemig

I'm running micheline protek 27 x 1 and 1/4 tires...

I'm running micheline protek 27 x 1 and 1/4 tires on my commuter (a Sekine SHS 271) which measure out to 1 and 3/8 on my rim. It weighs 650 grams but I'm reasonably indifferent to weight when it...
08-07-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,867
Posted By bwilli88

I love this leather tape, got it from a BF member...

I love this leather tape, got it from a BF member a while back. Works nice with my Brooks flyer....
08-06-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By squirtdad

Car is very nice....and will look even better...

Car is very nice....and will look even better with a bike rack and bike on it :thumb: That would be nice color to paint a bike

I would bet that the tires are not too narrow, just you need to...
08-06-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By HankHeel

I just got the WT about a month ago and have put...

I just got the WT about a month ago and have put on a few hundred miles. After making some personal changes the bike feels great. I think the weight savings are worth it. I also wanted the...
08-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,574
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I took the 720 It is noodly. 😄😄 The 720...

I took the 720
It is noodly. 😄😄

The 720 had 1 1/4 tires and fenders, and it had been gone over most recently, plus I wanted to try out the famed grande dame of touring bikes.

I started with...
08-06-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By TugaDude

Based upon reviews the Kilo WT will not...

Based upon reviews the Kilo WT will not disappoint you. I think the overall quality and weight savings is worth investing a little more into the WT as compared to the Raleigh, which I'm sure is also...
08-05-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By chainwhip

City Grounds currently selling for $176.00...

City Grounds currently selling for $176.00 shipped.

I enjoy mine, even if it's a bit heavy.
It's a solid bike, with lively handling and a smooth ride on the 32c tires.

Note that the website...
08-05-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By mstateglfr

Central Iowa has had flooded trails for a couple...

Central Iowa has had flooded trails for a couple years now.

- A popular singletrack along the Des Moines river is almost totally unrecognizable due to sustained flooding. Its impassable on many...
08-05-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By Dingman

I live in south-central Iowa. So ya, almost...

I live in south-central Iowa. So ya, almost everyone I know has had trails\roads flooded.
I'd post pics if I could but.. can't.
08-05-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By Kedosto

Millennial driving a stick?! Get down with your...

Millennial driving a stick?! Get down with your bad self! And what's not to love about a Kawasaki green hatchback? There will always be challenges in life, but you seem to have a pretty good grip...
08-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By mmcc73

GAP and C&O Trail - C&V Style

My 13 year old son and I just finished the GAP and C&O Trail, which took us 335 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. I rode a mid 70s Dawes Galaxy, and he rode a mid 80s Trek 400.

Here are a...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By wrldtraveller

Post tour

Hey folks,

I just completed my first bike tour, I used Trek Checkpoint ALR 5, outfitted with dual racks. I cycled with two friends starting at Vancouver, B.C. and ended my trip at San Francisco,...
08-04-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By CliffordK

I've seen used camera bags that look about the...

I've seen used camera bags that look about the right size and shape at the thrift stores.

You'd need to figure out a good way to attach, especially if you wish it to be easily removable.
08-04-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By BobG

I like that one too, this is the bigger version....

I like that one too, this is the bigger version. It is still included (https://www.performancebike.com/transit-escape-dx-trunk-bag-40-3153-blk-non/p928464) in the Performance catalog at $42.
...
08-03-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By SnowJob

Yep, climate change is making Minnesota warmer...

Yep, climate change is making Minnesota warmer and wetter (you can see this explicitly in how much longer the mosquito season is now vs. the 1970s).

The Mississippi and Minnesota rivers are super...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, BITD, I would rotate my bars up and mount...

Yeah, BITD, I would rotate my bars up and mount my levers lower to acheive this. IMO the ruler rule was more about having a reference point to easily get it symmetrical.

So I tighten up a lever...
08-02-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,152
Posted By jlaw

I've read that the Duo Par derailleur was an...

I've read that the Duo Par derailleur was an expensive component with an evolutionary design in its day that allowed for wide-range touring freewheels - worked well but could be fragile. Yours will...
08-02-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,152
Posted By Hobbiano

I like the Park tool tutorials. Here's one that...

I like the Park tool tutorials. Here's one that should work, even though it is for indexed shifting, That shouldn't matter.

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Doge

Make the top of the brakes an extension of the...

Make the top of the brakes an extension of the bars, so a part of the tray you can use to have your forearms parallel to the ground with. That generally means raising the bars (unless doing pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe the instructions? one example: ...

Maybe the instructions?
one example:
https://company.3t.bike/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/UserManual.pdf
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By 79pmooney

Rules, rules, rules For me, it is all about...

Rules, rules, rules

For me, it is all about fit. Bars and levers are one of the three contact point with the bike. When I set up a bike I do not tape the bars. Just a little electrical tape to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By terrymorse

There's also the standard rule that the hooks of...

There's also the standard rule that the hooks of the bars should point towards the rear brake bridge — assuming the bike has a brake bridge.
...
08-02-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,152
Posted By bikemig

The old Treks are great bikes. Where have I heard...

The old Treks are great bikes. Where have I heard that phrase "Some people say" before, :).

They are not heavy bikes. Heck even the low end vintage Treks were quality bikes with good quality frame...
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By edthesped

If you're going North to South the Williamsport...

If you're going North to South the Williamsport detour route is poorly marked. We humped our bikes up a set of stairs and over a bridge last weekend but was told by someone else that wasn't the best...
08-02-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By 257 roberts

I have a Garneau Profile R16, can't remember what...

I have a Garneau Profile R16, can't remember what I paid but it has held up very well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By DrIsotope

Yeah, bottoms of levers parallel with bottoms of...

Yeah, bottoms of levers parallel with bottoms of drops is my general starting position as well-- though sometimes a very compact drop messes with that. And of course flared bars have their own thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By noodle soup

I use this method to determine lever placement. ...

I use this method to determine lever placement.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32719913857_0e9b20d3fc_o.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-02-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By mstateglfr

Oh, yeah that Glenwood Springs there is paved...

Oh, yeah that Glenwood Springs there is paved trail heading south for 40mi to Aspen/Snowmass is great. My family vacationed in Carbondale(between GS and Snowmass) 2 years ago and that trail was...
08-02-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By av1

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190801_125238_b867e5b44db2989a562f2fb10f8c5d8012681c62.jpg...
08-01-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,152
Posted By jlaw

Nice find - excellent condition. I have the same...

Nice find - excellent condition. I have the same bike, same year, one size up.

RJ the Bike Guy also has a video re: disassembly/rehab of the Duo Par rear der. Be careful - many moving parts that...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By mje

Excellent addition

Excellent addition
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By tcs

Riders can add another 41 miles to Aspen on paved...

Riders can add another 41 miles to Aspen on paved trails.

(For those having trouble following along, this is in Colorado, as specified in post number 21.)

There are hopes and dreams and hard...
08-01-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,152
Posted By ryansu

First off nice find OP! I found a 87 520 for the...

First off nice find OP! I found a 87 520 for the clunker challenge (dumb luck) and its going to get the spa treatment soon. For BB repair I found BF member RandyJawa's site very helpful -here...
08-01-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By College3.0

I sold my hybrid, and have gone for a couple...

I sold my hybrid, and have gone for a couple little rides on the other bike but nothing more than a few miles. I think I'm going to get a pedometer and just walk for a while. Focusing on taking...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By mje

Sorry, I assume that since google displayed what...

Sorry, I assume that since google displayed what I intended, it would for everyone. It probably knows too much about me.
...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By spinnaker

I aslo find it very strange why you would pick...

I aslo find it very strange why you would pick the Carpenters Training Center near Robinson, as you starting location. Which just happens to be a couple of miles from my home.; :eek: I ride by...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By spinnaker

Well you got me COMPLETELY confused. Keystone...

Well you got me COMPLETELY confused. Keystone what??? The link you posted is a 1,700+ mile route and is mostly roads.
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By mje

Keystone to Glenwood Springs is mostly trail, and...

Keystone to Glenwood Springs is mostly trail, and all of that paved. Where there is no trail, you would ride on the old US 6 highway that serves as the frontage road for I-70 and has very little...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By Philly Tandem

I would HIGHLY suggest that for a "first" tour...

I would HIGHLY suggest that for a "first" tour you do a simple local overnight out and back to see how it goes and work out any issues. For example, we had toured plenty before we had our son. But...
08-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By MEversbergII

This is what I'm using....

This is what I'm using. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2B7DQS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

So far so good!
08-01-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,316
Posted By Korina

Oh yeah. On a different rack where I can attach...

Oh yeah. On a different rack where I can attach it properly, it stays up fine as long as the load is balanced.
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