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10-13-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,111
Posted By ups

Ouch. Hope everything heals quickly.

Ouch. Hope everything heals quickly.
Forum: Foo
09-29-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,188
Posted By ups

Apart from being an enjoyable outdoor tradition,...

Apart from being an enjoyable outdoor tradition, hunting is a vital natural resource management tool. Unmanaged deer herds would cause untold crop and forest damage.
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By ups

As others have said, there is a market but I...

As others have said, there is a market but I don't think it is large. It seems the OP isn't in a rush, it would be easier to get a fair price. While I would not ride 40 year-old tires no matter how...
08-29-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,674
Posted By ups

And of course everything is more expensive these...

And of course everything is more expensive these days.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,309
Posted By ups

I like the ideas of lights for starters.

I like the ideas of lights for starters.
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,121
Posted By ups

As others have said, the term "touring" was...

As others have said, the term "touring" was around first. As to why they started using "bike packing" , it probably has as much to do with marketing and opening up a new stream of revenue to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,311
Posted By ups

These comments remind me of the guy sitting in...

These comments remind me of the guy sitting in his mothers basement drumming for an audience of 1, talk *****e about Lars Ulrich of Metallica.

Hambini is for some, not for others. If you don't...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,942
Posted By ups

54, 32 miles round trip.

54, 32 miles round trip.
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By ups

The aluminum Felt. Have fun.

The aluminum Felt. Have fun.
08-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By ups

You might look at MKS GR-9's with or without...

You might look at MKS GR-9's with or without toe-clips. Not as "fred" as most platforms for road bike considerations. I used to ride clipless but now ride flats.

GCN did a video last year "Are...
Forum: Touring
07-29-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By ups

I like the Dureme's as well. Got them in 700x50c....

I like the Dureme's as well. Got them in 700x50c. I thought they rolled well and were a good all purpose tire. Best I can tell is the Almotion fits the same niche. I just couldn't spend $80 on a...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By ups

Marathon Supremes.

Marathon Supremes.
07-27-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By ups

I have reinvigorated a Brooks in worse condition....

I have reinvigorated a Brooks in worse condition. If I can find a picture of it I will post it.

I would suggest a few coats of black shoe polish and Brooks Proofhide.

I used neatsfoot oil as...
07-27-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,507
Posted By ups

Shoe-goo...... I like the idea of Schwalbe...

Shoe-goo......

I like the idea of Schwalbe Marathons too.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,268
Posted By ups

mount one of these babies' on top and you're the...

mount one of these babies' on top and you're the bomb!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/299x400/41lwtclr5jl_ac_sy400__1298aee7069f4d2fc364f2a330fd1d6549f37a2f.jpg
07-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By ups

Ahhhhhh, the TDS mob strikes! Sorry, I thought...

Ahhhhhh, the TDS mob strikes! Sorry, I thought reason and rational discussion could take place in this forum. Will you please go back to the rock you crawled out from in the P&R forum. The reason we...
07-21-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,139
Posted By ups

Yeah, I rode 39/16 which was 66 gear inches. Same...

Yeah, I rode 39/16 which was 66 gear inches. Same experience as you.
07-21-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By ups

Not really. Some people just take time to look at...

Not really. Some people just take time to look at more than one side of a situation and realize there are other factors that go into policy decisions and how that information is dispersed to the...
07-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By ups

We have more data now. Masks are valuable inside...

We have more data now. Masks are valuable inside where high risk people are in close proximity with others. Otherwise, just like the annual flu season, this thing needs to run through the population....
07-20-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By ups

Not saying it isn't real. Just the hysteria in...

Not saying it isn't real. Just the hysteria in the US is agenda driven. Same for other countries. The British model used to implement the lockdown's turned out to be, shall we be charitable, less...
07-20-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,962
Posted By ups

Flat bars might also help. I've thought of a...

Flat bars might also help.

I've thought of a 1 bike stable with a fg/ss along with an internal gear hub like a Alfine 8 for longer rides. Could keep a full length housing cable attached to the...
07-20-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By ups

While I appreciate the sentiment, the basis of...

While I appreciate the sentiment, the basis of the question stems from the common "victim mentality".

Those of us in healthcare are exposed to many things which can cause permanent harm, and about...
07-20-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By ups

While I appreciate the sentiment, the basis of...

While I appreciate the sentiment, the basis of the question stems from the common "victim mentality".

Those of us in healthcare are exposed to many things which can cause permanent harm, and about...
07-09-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,175
Posted By ups

Not a 1x with a 5-73 cogset......🤪

Not a 1x with a 5-73 cogset......🤪
07-03-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By ups

32's if they fit. I like Gatorskins cuz I don't...

32's if they fit. I like Gatorskins cuz I don't like flats.

And a large special...hold the anchovies.
07-03-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,222
Posted By ups

The market is whatever it is at a given time....

The market is whatever it is at a given time. Right now things are a little more expensive. Buy a fairly priced bike and enjoy riding it!
06-28-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By ups

Try heating with a torch. Otherwise just drill it...

Try heating with a torch. Otherwise just drill it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,138
Posted By ups

No real difference in rolling resistance. ...

No real difference in rolling resistance.
https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/grand-prix-5000-endurance-test

Going from a 40 to a 32 is an easier transition than 40 to 28.
05-26-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By ups

Proving the flock has been well indoctrinated to...

Proving the flock has been well indoctrinated to being told what to think...

And as has been mentioned, herd immunity refers to the generalized population (70% iirc) being immune due to having...
05-25-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,327
Posted By ups

If you have to ask....you have your answer😁😁😁

If you have to ask....you have your answer😁😁😁
05-25-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By ups

26" Sun Rhynolite 32hole rims to Shimano 525...

26" Sun Rhynolite 32hole rims to Shimano 525 hubs. Rear spaced at 135mm so you might have to cold set the frame a few mm. $159 for the set. Can save $10 if you go with regular deore hubs....
Replies: 9
Views: 2,400
Posted By ups

I bought a set of these leather pedal belt foot...

I bought a set of these leather pedal belt foot straps for my wife. Easy to use. She has them on Forte platform mountain bike pedals (on a touring bike). She was just mentioning this weekend she...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
Posted By ups

Fat Chance.

Fat Chance.
05-19-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,312
Posted By ups

Sounds like a nice bike. Good luck with it.

Sounds like a nice bike. Good luck with it.
05-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By ups

Brand: R4...

Brand: R4 (https://www.amazon.com/R4/b/ref=bl_dp_s_mw_18691294011?ie=UTF8&node=18691294011&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=R4)
4.5 out of 5 stars 2Reviews...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By ups

Buy some new tubes & tires, zip tie those cables...

Buy some new tubes & tires, zip tie those cables in place and ride it until you got $50 of enjoyment.

Realistically if you put 30 to 60 Minutes of time cleaning up the wheels with a bit of steel...
05-14-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By ups

Nice bike. I wouldn't wait until Winter to put...

Nice bike. I wouldn't wait until Winter to put miles on it though!
05-11-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By ups

As others have said the greatest area of focus is...

As others have said the greatest area of focus is the wheelset.
1. No Sus mountain bike with wheelset built for you.
2. Older steel touring bike with the wheelset tensioner by your shop or better...
05-11-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,820
Posted By ups

Great project!

Great project!
05-10-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By ups

Looks like a longer stem would help. The stem...

Looks like a longer stem would help. The stem appears to be rising which would also help if the stem is extended.
05-06-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By ups

I'm not a brake aficionado. The general or...

I'm not a brake aficionado. The general or mechanics forum might be able to help more.

Info you will need is whether they are road (caliper) or mounts for V-brakes or Cantilever.

For Caliper...
05-06-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By ups

Thats great!

Thats great!
05-06-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By ups

To the OP, if you haven't seen Sheldon Brown's...

To the OP, if you haven't seen Sheldon Brown's site, it is the most comprehensive on fg/ss.

My usual bike set up is 39 chainring with 16t fixed / 18t freewheel. The freewheel is mainly there as a...
05-06-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By ups

That's awesome. Very Sheldonesque! What type of...

That's awesome. Very Sheldonesque! What type of frame is that? I love the color.
Forum: Foo
05-06-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,223
Posted By ups

If the welding thing doesn't work I'd give JB a...

If the welding thing doesn't work I'd give JB a shot.
05-06-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By ups

Here's an interesting article on retro vs modern...

Here's an interesting article on retro vs modern equipment on aero dynamics. Around 13 minutes they talk about the dramatic effect of modern race clothing. 50 watts saved. ...
05-05-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By ups

Awesome! Did you find some brakes?

Awesome! Did you find some brakes?
05-05-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By ups

My Conquest is my favorite saddle.

My Conquest is my favorite saddle.
05-05-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By ups

My local shop is busy as can be. I guess people...

My local shop is busy as can be. I guess people are biking more with fewer recreation options available. They have a $50 minimum for service work.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By ups

And it can go the other way too. I just mounted...

And it can go the other way too. I just mounted some 29x2.35 Schwalbe Big Apples that measure 2.15".

Also, road bike tires sometimes want to appear as though a given size is lighter so a 700x25...
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