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10-19-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,233
Posted By fishboat

I had one years ago..never needed it until one...

I had one years ago..never needed it until one day I did. The seals in the inflator..well..didn't. Cost me a $60 cab ride home.

Got another one..latest and greatest...used it once and got a...
10-06-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By fishboat

If you take the shifter apart, without knowing...

If you take the shifter apart, without knowing what you're doing..and you don't, you'll be buying a new shifter and still be in the place you are now. If you're unable to follow park tool's setup...
10-05-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 489
Posted By fishboat

Obnoxious sounding hubs certainly are the trendy...

Obnoxious sounding hubs certainly are the trendy thing to do..one does want to be be trendy, that's for sure. You'll need to some sufficiently flashy "kit" next and then maybe break new ground by...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By fishboat

What he said.. Having converted both a...

What he said..

Having converted both a hybrid and mtn bike to drop bar touring bikes, and toured on them,..some thoughts.

In the hybrid type, a Trek 750 is a good choice, there's lots of them...
09-19-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By fishboat

I'd get the frame dry on the inside first, by...

I'd get the frame dry on the inside first, by whatever means, then hit it with wd40 or some oil..Framesaver.. etc.. The "displacement" portion of wd40 happens after it's applied to dry steel rather...
09-19-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps dumb polls are worse obsession

Perhaps dumb polls are worse obsession
09-18-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,846
Posted By fishboat

All that being said..I'd definitely obsess,...

All that being said..I'd definitely obsess, research, and build another bike. 'Tis the season...and there are few things more fun than obsessing, researching, and building another bike.
09-17-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,846
Posted By fishboat

I built up a 1991 750 (17 inch frame) for my GF...

I built up a 1991 750 (17 inch frame) for my GF as a tourer-gravel bike. It's currently setup for touring with 38mm Little big Ben tires and SKS commuter (53mm) fenders. Without the fenders I think...
09-17-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,846
Posted By fishboat

Weight-wise, a Trek 520 or Bianchi Volpe will...

Weight-wise, a Trek 520 or Bianchi Volpe will weigh in within a pound or two(or possibly the same, depending on how the bikes are fitted out) of a higher-end (production) rigid MTB..mid-to high...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,657
Posted By fishboat

RWGPS does offer quite a bit of value add to a...

RWGPS does offer quite a bit of value add to a basic OSM map. I don't think it's out of line to charge a fee. Their free subscription and its capabilities is a downright gift to anyone that would...
09-10-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 2,910,437
Posted By fishboat

Nice bike. Actually a 750 DB conversion may be...

Nice bike. Actually a 750 DB conversion may be one of the best conversion-types as it can handle larger tires and the frame is a bit lighter/more road like. I've been thinking about building up a...
09-08-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By fishboat

Just installed the SRAM 12-32 7 speed cassette,...

Just installed the SRAM 12-32 7 speed cassette, replacing an OEM Shimano HG70 13-30 7 speed. The SRAM cassette works perfectly.

Thanks for your help.
09-01-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,435
Posted By fishboat

:popcorn ...and we're off.

:popcorn

...and we're off.
08-30-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,243
Posted By fishboat

What he said. OP..you can limit the...

What he said.

OP..you can limit the discussion all you want, but there just isn't that much difference between a 25mm and 28mm tire. Spend as much as you want. Of course, a good-quality 28mm...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By fishboat

Yes, different ways of describing the same thing.

Yes, different ways of describing the same thing.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By fishboat

Others have made good suggestions on what to cut...

Others have made good suggestions on what to cut down or eliminate.

I think you're throwing people's estimate of the volume of your gear by your use of a 60L (or 70L?, you use both values) dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,699
Posted By fishboat

Most of my career I was a polymer chemist, though...

Most of my career I was a polymer chemist, though over my last 6 years I developed mathematical computer models to optimize global product distribution networks. (example..you have 3 manufacturing...
Forum: Touring
08-24-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,360
Posted By fishboat

I don't think the use of a personal alarm has...

I don't think the use of a personal alarm has been mentioned. Happy Feet did in post #47
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1170781-panniers-tour-2.html

In this thread see posts #15 and #31...
08-22-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,330
Posted By fishboat

ahh yes..not to be missed. Arguably the...

ahh yes..not to be missed.

Arguably the best, and most appropriate for this thread,

Twitsweat
08-22-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,330
Posted By fishboat

Socially approved sweat wiping technique..why...

Socially approved sweat wiping technique..why think, certainly don't solved the issue alone..this being 2021, there must be an app for that.

Instasweat?
Snapsweat?
Facesweat?
Tiksweat?...
08-11-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By fishboat

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions-33.html#post15190721
...
08-11-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By fishboat

For tires..this is a good start ...

For tires..this is a good start
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1201859-26-tire-wheel-thread.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1220803-can-i-make-my-bike-faster.html

If you...
08-10-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By fishboat

:) Then you need new tires. Tires make a...

:)

Then you need new tires. Tires make a HUGE difference in how a bike feels and runs. Life is too short to run tires that suck. Do a search in thread titles for 26 inch tires. There's a couple...
08-10-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By fishboat

Knowing what tires you're running would help, but...

Knowing what tires you're running would help, but 1.75s are plenty wide and lots of cushion for rail trails. Many people ride rail trails with road bikes running 25 or 28mm tires.

While 1.75s...
08-10-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By fishboat

Love a quiet bike. A silent 2012 Ultegra setup...

Love a quiet bike. A silent 2012 Ultegra setup isn't an anomaly.

As for your 2020...I'd give it a good cleaning, lube, tuning and compare the chains (and chain wear) between the two bikes. Also...
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By fishboat

Pricing depends where you live. Pre-covid a...

Pricing depends where you live. Pre-covid a Zurich would run $500-$650ish. These days your $700-$800 is more typical. No idea if the actual selling price is that high, but asking prices have...
08-04-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,862
Posted By fishboat

? I must be missing something. That...

?

I must be missing something.

That said..by all means call the cops.

Cop: "..is this your bike?"
OP: "..ah..no"
Cop: "..do you know who's bike this is?"
OP: "..ah..no"
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 286,965
Posted By fishboat

Tough time to be a cicada...getting parted out. ...

Tough time to be a cicada...getting parted out. Looks like a bald-faced hornet.
08-01-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,714
Posted By fishboat

Great info..thanks. More options that fit...

Great info..thanks. More options that fit increases the odds I'll find something that will work. It sounds like the 4400 hoods are the same as 5500 & 6500. Are you saying the 3300 actually fits the...
07-31-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,714
Posted By fishboat

Bike rack failure..word to the wise..

Was just on my way home on the xpressway and had my bike on a hitch-mounted carrier. As I was rounding a corner I look into the rear view mirror only to see my bike flop backwards and disappear.
...
07-31-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,034
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps a 650B conversion may give you the widest...

Perhaps a 650B conversion may give you the widest options for bike selection in combo with wider tires. Some bikes are better candidates than others. I remember seeing a Lemond Buenos Aires(max...
07-27-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,927
Posted By fishboat

T2Wheels..actually an old, rigid mtn bike (or...

T2Wheels..actually an old, rigid mtn bike (or hybrid) can make a great touring bike. Put some street tires on it..the gearing is already very good. Most often the stays and fork accommodate rack...
07-26-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,204
Posted By fishboat

I was rolling at a good clip down a slight hill...

I was rolling at a good clip down a slight hill on a MUP a few years ago. Dead tired, long ride, HOT day, head looking down resting..a couple miles from the end of the ride. MUP was through a swamp...
07-20-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,991
Posted By fishboat

Ya..sigh....and I can come back with an equally...

Ya..sigh....and I can come back with an equally pithy response pointing out how this analogy fails miserably..but, in the end..I don't care and discussing it further is a waste of time. I have my...
07-16-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,983
Posted By fishboat

A coffee enema is even better...lightens the load...

A coffee enema is even better...lightens the load and the caffeine absorbed..."in process"..bumps the ride avg speed up by about 1.8mph.

(in general..I think this topic sets a new high in lows)
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By fishboat

There were lots of changes in the last few years...

There were lots of changes in the last few years of Lemond bikes (last year was 2008). Many former steel bike models in the early 2000's were converted to spine bikes(carbon/steel mix) or aluminum. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By fishboat

I think the OP needs to take some time to learn...

I think the OP needs to take some time to learn about modern (now minus maybe a decade) bikes before buying something. It appears his(your) level of knowledge is quite low..not that there's anything...
06-30-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 228,239
Posted By fishboat

Nice job. My GF has a drop bar converted...

Nice job. My GF has a drop bar converted gravel/touring bike built on a '91 750...runs 700x38's on it. She loves it. Handles a full touring load with ease. I wouldn't have thought it could...
06-28-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 2,322,304
Posted By fishboat

I'm not so sure the shift was to 'aggressive'...

I'm not so sure the shift was to 'aggressive' head tube angles so much as the '80s bike had (somewhat) excessively slack HT angles. When I see a mid-80s mtn bike pic from the side and look at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,564
Posted By fishboat

A true statement. The history (1890's and...

A true statement. The history (1890's and forward) of the impact the bicycle had on our country is pretty fascinating.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,167
Posted By fishboat

Sorry..not going down that rabbit hole as it'll...

Sorry..not going down that rabbit hole as it'll never end..and I value my time.

I'm sure there's lots of resources on the web if you do some searching. One last bit of advice, don't risk any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,167
Posted By fishboat

Yikes. Ya..chemist here and...don't quit...

Yikes.

Ya..chemist here and...don't quit your day job. How you think things work..well..that ain't how it works. Go back and study some basic chemistry.
06-20-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,998
Posted By fishboat

Keep playing video games, drinking beer, and...

Keep playing video games, drinking beer, and gaining weight..on that track you won't be around long term to worry about getting back on the bike...so there's that. You could always move things along...
06-20-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By fishboat

You can visit the Trek archive to help get your...

You can visit the Trek archive to help get your bearings with respect to when the 400 was made. If you find one used, check the color on this list and you'll find the year it was made.

Trek...
06-19-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By fishboat

Some worthwhile reading here: ...

Some worthwhile reading here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1201859-26-tire-wheel-thread.html

and here...
06-17-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By fishboat

The 1897 Yukon Gold Rush, on a gravel bike, of course

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1168x637/yukon_01d9ea239f3aabc3313464d39352fecb414567af.jpg


It seems our new-to-us "gravel" bikes were in common use in the late 19th...
Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By fishboat

Nice bike & nice story. For me, and others here...

Nice bike & nice story. For me, and others here and there, I place more value on a bike like this as it has some history, before and during/after you. (Nearly) anyone can order a new bike and I'm...
06-07-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,590
Posted By fishboat

Might not be clear to someone who's visiting. Of...

Might not be clear to someone who's visiting. Of the trails listed above, only the 400 Trail & Glacial Drumlin need a trail pass(I can't speak tot he trails around the Dells..haven't ridden them). ...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-06-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By fishboat

Sounds like a nice trip..BIG miles days..yikes. ...

Sounds like a nice trip..BIG miles days..yikes. Glad you made it.

The trail barrier ("trail at risk of collapse") north of Milwaukee..not sure what's going on there???? This is year two of that...
Forum: Touring
06-06-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,696
Posted By fishboat

Good to hear..and good to know about the bike on...

Good to hear..and good to know about the bike on the Hiawatha. Looks like a beer at (maybe?) the Hubbard Lodge Beer Garden..very good Sunday brunch. In the heart of Milwaukee, but you'd swear your...
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