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11-22-18, 05:01 PM
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Posted By NormanF

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SA Taiwan is the default hub in the new Raleigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 657
Posted By NormanF

.Buy a mini velo and and it will still be a good...

.Buy a mini velo and and it will still be a good investment when your daughter turns 18,

You can biuy a full-sized road bike then with no fear of obsolescence.
11-17-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By NormanF

The elitists and poseurs who scoff at inevitable...

The elitists and poseurs who scoff at inevitable change tell people to do things the hard way because they’ve always been done that way and they’re afraid to embrace change.

E-biking takes the...
11-16-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By NormanF

Since it takes 700C tires instead of the oddball...

Since it takes 700C tires instead of the oddball 590 mm size, it simplifies maintenance.

And the three offered sizes are suitable for a wide range of intended riders...
11-16-18, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By NormanF

You have a very nice riding bicycle approximating...

You have a very nice riding bicycle approximating the appeal of those early Raleighs...

The price doesn’t break the bank and the only quibble is its made in China instead of the UK...
11-16-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By NormanF

I agree with your observations. The most obvious...

I agree with your observations. The most obvious drawback of this homage is the sloping top tube.
It wouldn’t have killed Raleigh to do a classic parallel top tube.

That said, the nostalgia...
11-16-18, 05:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,616
Posted By NormanF

Its possible to modernize an old bike but a...

Its possible to modernize an old bike but a balance... you don’t want it to be too modern.

The vintage charm is what lends it the appeal it has.
11-16-18, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By NormanF

This bike is.a tribute to the Raleigh heritage 3...

This bike is.a tribute to the Raleigh heritage 3 speeds of the 40s, 50s and 60s, it’s made of old-fashioned hi-ten steel, has a sprung leather saddle, a Heron chainring and Heron etching on the stem...
11-16-18, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By NormanF

Raleigh Tourist (2018)

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This is modern vintage update of the famed...
09-17-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,421
Posted By NormanF

Puch is not so much remembered for its...

Puch is not so much remembered for its world-class bicycles as for its mopeds, the forerunners to today's e-bikes. In particular, the Puch Maxi:
...
09-17-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 13,622
Posted By NormanF

The upside is the Internet has made rural and...

The upside is the Internet has made rural and small town life more manageable. You no longer have to jump in a car and drive hours to pick up stuff you can't find in the local mom n pop store.

In...
09-17-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By NormanF

My view? Its a rebadged Raleigh made for Huffy....

My view? Its a rebadged Raleigh made for Huffy. Nice find!
09-17-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By NormanF

Raleigh still makes the Raleigh Clubman. ...

Raleigh still makes the Raleigh Clubman.

There is a still a demand for vintage bikes!
Forum: Commuting
09-17-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By NormanF

If I was OP, I'd get an adventure/gravel road...

If I was OP, I'd get an adventure/gravel road bike. More tire clearance and on most of them you can run full fenders with 35c tires. Wider is better.

And traditional road bikes are not built to...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,172
Posted By NormanF

Adventure/gravel road bikes make excellent...

Adventure/gravel road bikes make excellent commuters. They can take fenders with 35c tires and their stable geometry allows one to haul heavy loads on a rear rack even on the roughest of roads.
...
09-17-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 13,622
Posted By NormanF

I LCF out of necessity in a small mountain town....

I LCF out of necessity in a small mountain town. Its possible to haul groceries home on a bike as well as for fitness. For heavy loads impractical to transport by bike, I have such goods shipped to...
09-16-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,558
Posted By NormanF

A Marin Muirwoods 29er has 42c stock tires. As an...

A Marin Muirwoods 29er has 42c stock tires. As an urban 29er, you have the option of running even wider 29 X 2.0 tires if the need should arise.

Hard to beat the recommended $770 MSRP for a...
09-16-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,423
Posted By NormanF

I'm a short guy - 5'7" - the founder of Niner...

I'm a short guy - 5'7" - the founder of Niner Bikes is my height. I ride a medium or 17" 29er. Fits me to a T.
09-16-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,770
Posted By NormanF

A 650B wheel is smaller than a 700C, so you lower...

A 650B wheel is smaller than a 700C, so you lower the height of the frame and its even safer to ride it.
09-16-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,297
Posted By NormanF

I have Schwalbe Marathon Dureme. Not much flat...

I have Schwalbe Marathon Dureme. Not much flat protection. Installing some Rhinodillo tire liners solved the problem. Good all-rounder on pavement, fire roads, gravel roads and hard pack terrain. At...
09-16-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,770
Posted By NormanF

OP can buy a vintage Peugeot Reynolds 531 and do...

OP can buy a vintage Peugeot Reynolds 531 and do a 650B conversion.

I've done it. A correctly sized frame become even safer to ride on account of the smaller wheel size.
09-16-17, 01:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,921
Posted By NormanF

The city bike was unheard of in the 1980s and the...

The city bike was unheard of in the 1980s and the Specialized StreetStomper was ahead of its time.

Today, the Marin Muirwoods 29er and Raleigh Redux fill the role the StreetStomper did back then. ...
08-22-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,900
Posted By NormanF

AWOL = Bikepacking/heavy touring/cyclecamping ...

AWOL = Bikepacking/heavy touring/cyclecamping

Sequoia = All rounder/light touring/commuting/trails/day rides

Diverge = Gravel roads/fireroads/fast road rides

What bike in the Specialized...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,187
Posted By NormanF

That's no longer true... if you're going to run...

That's no longer true... if you're going to run an IGN on a VD bike, then install an eccentric bottom bracket. It will allow you to use an IGH with the proper chainline tension with a VD bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,390
Posted By NormanF

For under $400 you've could bought off eBay a...

For under $400 you've could bought off eBay a Marin Muirwoods.

A double-butted cromoly urban 29er. Makes a good commuter and you can do double duty with riding off-road trails.
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