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09-16-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By jlmonte

I wonder if AAA will plan a TripTik for you? A...

I wonder if AAA will plan a TripTik for you? A little old school, but you could impress your friend by reading a paper map, and wearing a watch. Distance = Rate x Time. Happy travels and a safe...
08-29-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By jlmonte

Projects over come by old age.

Looking over my parts drawer, I have a couple NOS parts that were purchased over 20 years ago with grand expectations. I have a Nuovo Record drivetrain bike that I was going to build a nice wheel...
08-29-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By jlmonte

Did you use inline barrel adjusters, or a noodle...

Did you use inline barrel adjusters, or a noodle with cable adjuster?

BTW, the project is stalled as I deal with sourcing the little parts; front derailleur clamp, the cable adjusters, and BB,...
08-27-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By jlmonte

Yes, consider tread type, width, pressure, weight...

Yes, consider tread type, width, pressure, weight and material . As others point out, you pay plenty for weight and material.

Specifically road tire tread focused on favorable road traction, and...
08-25-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By jlmonte

Check tire pressure. Sluggish is ambiguous, it is...

Check tire pressure. Sluggish is ambiguous, it is designed for comfort with a relaxed frame. Does it have a suspension seat post?
08-25-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 688
Posted By jlmonte

Spit balling, why not start by flipping a cheap...

Spit balling, why not start by flipping a cheap kids single speed. Could be as easy as repacking bearings and trueing wheels. Sell and keep buying up? Experience wrenching is a good first step to...
08-25-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By jlmonte

Adding to he others; The way I have learned...

Adding to he others;
The way I have learned frame geometry by the type of riding, and ride position that favor certain geometry. Criterium racing had geometry that dealt with cornering, like...
08-25-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By jlmonte

11 mile loop race against the clock, nice. The...

11 mile loop race against the clock, nice. The challenge is building it up. Maybe another $1000 on the mid-low end? That gives you a $2000 bike. Not too bad.
08-25-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By jlmonte

I was curious how long this has been on sale, so...

I was curious how long this has been on sale, so I just Googled, Miguel Indurain bikes for sale. I see a time trial bike was for sale a while back. I read the details of the eBay description, where a...
08-25-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By jlmonte

Back in the early 90’s, I once had a Specialized...

Back in the early 90’s, I once had a Specialized TT / Triathlete bike for fun. Looking at YouTube, that FM1 could make for a professional ride. How much would you use it?
08-25-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By jlmonte

Crazy Historical Pinarello for sale on ebay

Looking at pictures on Pinterest, I stubbled across a picture of Miguel Indurain. I wondered what size frame he rode, so I searched Google, which returned Miguel Indurain Pinarello Banesto original...
08-19-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By jlmonte

I値l need to add another $17 to the parts budget....

I値l need to add another $17 to the parts budget. I guess the suggested cable stops include adjustment barrels.so the extra parts are a push whether I go V or cantilever. I値l need to double check...
08-19-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By jlmonte

msu2001la fietsbob I stubbled across the...

msu2001la
fietsbob
I stubbled across the cable stops/ hangers, and the extra bits starts increasing cost. The Tektro were rather inexpensive, and would make integration real simple. I started...
08-18-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By jlmonte

Thanks, The Sora parts were taken off a...

Thanks, The Sora parts were taken off a Specialized Roubaix, which got upgraded to Ultegra. I noticed my Fuji Absolute, (blow out, when Performance changed hands) had a range of models with...
08-18-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By jlmonte

Mini V-Brake Calipers, and Sora compatible?

Seeking anyone with experience using Tektro V-brakes with Shimano Road brake shifters. I知 thinking of integrating Tektro RX6 Mini V-brake with Sora 9 speed brake shifters.

From what I gather, I...
08-11-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By jlmonte

At 6’2”, I still have the challenge of sizing...

At 6’2”, I still have the challenge of sizing stack & reach for my bike frames. I enjoy 3 cycling disciplines; road, leisure, and touring. I like to have a traditional flat back (to the extent by 56...
08-10-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By jlmonte

Also, In th, Excel Sports catalogues offered the...

Also, In th, Excel Sports catalogues offered the GP4, by the 1999 season the rim was no longer available.
...
08-10-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By jlmonte

I have seen this version of GP4 tubular rims in a...

I have seen this version of GP4 tubular rims in a 1990/1991 Mavic Catalogue. There were earlier versions with a red Mavis label in a 1984/1985 catalogue.

MAVIC Trade Catalogue 90/91 - page 6...
08-04-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By jlmonte

Koyote I refurbish a Schwinn beach cruisers...

Koyote
I refurbish a Schwinn beach cruisers back in the 80痴, I made a paint booth in my dorm room. By all accounts it was a third world setup, made with Hefty trash bags & using rattle can spray...
08-01-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By jlmonte

I cheated, and watched the author speak about the...

I cheated, and watched the author speak about the book and her research on YouTube. Now I知 compelled to read the book.

70sSanO
I found the stem in a bike shop in Ojai, California!

So when...
08-01-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By jlmonte

I wonder why decals are not in Chinese...

I wonder why decals are not in Chinese characters? It appears that the targeted consumers are drawn to western style and marketing . I can’t imagine the designs are original or proprietary.
07-30-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By jlmonte

Thanks Koyote, as a fan of Freakonomics, the NPR,...

Thanks Koyote, as a fan of Freakonomics, the NPR, podcast, I learned of 的, Pencil. Growing up the gold standard was the Schwinn Stingray. I grew up humble and got a Sears Spyder ($20 plus tax). ...
07-29-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By jlmonte

I saw a similar one at the LBS, it was $28.00 and...

I saw a similar one at the LBS, it was $28.00 and I thought it wouldn稚 look right on the bike. There is a larger story, to my original post. It all starts with my brother donating the bike to me, a...
07-29-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By jlmonte

Yup, I知 looking for a quill stem for my beach...

Yup, I知 looking for a quill stem for my beach cruiser, for a internal diameter 22.2mm steering tube, and a 25.4mm handle bar. I am having difficulty finding one. There is a wholesaler, Top...
07-29-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,107
Posted By jlmonte

American manufacturing

For the economists out there, when will 溺ade in the USA be profitable for bike manufacturing? I surmise currently, lack of supply is more than just Asia manufacturing halting. Pandemic or not,...
07-29-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By jlmonte

I sold 4 bike this month to 2 friends and 2...

I sold 4 bike this month to 2 friends and 2 acquaintances by word of mouth. Truth be told 6 months ago, I would not have gotten half the money i made on these 4 bikes. Simple supply and demand, and...
07-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jlmonte

thank you, so definitely not a series, got it! So...

thank you, so definitely not a series, got it! So from the 1992 Buyers Guide, if it was offered as a complete bike( (in 1990) would have likely been Dura-Ace.

Darth Lefty I was thinking about...
07-12-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jlmonte

I agree. I was conditioned to believe Nuovo...

I agree.
I was conditioned to believe Nuovo Record, along with Superbe & Dura-Ace, was for the pros while Super Record was for world record attempts. I also related Reynold 531 and 753 with Nuovo...
07-11-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,936
Posted By jlmonte

Ironfish653 From Sunday school lessons to...

Ironfish653

From Sunday school lessons to living with protests that seek restitutions for actions of the past, do we really know right from wrong?

Softride stem or bell bottom slacks, both are...
07-11-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jlmonte

Thanks for the pictures. I was having problems...

Thanks for the pictures. I was having problems finding an example bike. The silver components look very traditional and sharp. I am struggling on period 90痴 or current modern. The complete bike...
07-09-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By jlmonte

What groupset goes with this Schwinn?

Doing some research it's a 58 inch frame made in 1990 per serial number on the Waterford site.
Also from the Waterford site..
"The addition of the OS Paramount kept up demand for Paramounts even...
06-26-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By jlmonte

My all time favorite specialty tool is my...

My all time favorite specialty tool is my Maillard Helicomatic lockring tool. I got it for free from a LBS. For the unfamiliar, it also has a spoke wrench, and a bottle opener I have never used.
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlmonte

Good Point. Eventually I'll get to navigation. ...

Good Point. Eventually I'll get to navigation. I want to learn to limit the electronics, though I own 2 hiking and a car GPS. Also for now, I am so risk adverse, and this whole workup plan is to...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlmonte

So far I'm happy with it. The pedles are...

So far I'm happy with it. The pedles are CrankBrothers. Double Shot model, that are flat on one side clip-in on the other. The thing about shoes, I have been doing my workup rides (in the...
Forum: Touring
06-10-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlmonte

After an evening workup ride, I took a couple...

After an evening workup ride, I took a couple photos.

...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlmonte

Ah correct, the rear is index. After riding...

Ah correct, the rear is index. After riding around I realize it's the triple cranks that is throwing me off. I'll need to review the gear ratios / inches, Off the cuff, I 'll keep it in the middle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By jlmonte

When minimum wage was $3.75, I bought my first...

When minimum wage was $3.75, I bought my first brand new bike for $500 and haggled a pair of Vittoria shoes to close the deal. I could tell you everything limiting me with the old used bike I needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By jlmonte

Solid choice for a road bike. What helped you...

Solid choice for a road bike. What helped you decide, and how does this change your use for the Hybrid?
Interesting to know what you notice as they are two very different bikes. You mentioned...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlmonte

I double check the Marrakesh specs and it proudly...

I double check the Marrakesh specs and it proudly highlights the kickstand plate. Salsa doesn稚 make one, but I致e seen a double legl Velo Orange Porteur Double Kickstand, I知 curious about.

...
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlmonte

Seeing as I had no knowledge and was in most...

Seeing as I had no knowledge and was in most likelihood going to fail to learn the lesson, I will take your advice to heart. I used the little Proofide packet that came with the bike. The bike...
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By jlmonte

I just saw your thread, having posted my own....

I just saw your thread, having posted my own. Simular thinking and I'm on your step 7 (Step 1 is continuous). Living in Ventura, the State Beaches starting at LA's Leo Cabrillo, and going north to...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlmonte

I can go north or south 30 miles to visit a State...

I can go north or south 30 miles to visit a State Beach to bike camp. They are close enough that if I go sideways, I can call my wife to bail me out. These are going to be the trial runs this summer....
06-05-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By jlmonte

Nice ride along.:popcorn I also checked out...

Nice ride along.:popcorn
I also checked out your YouTube channel. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By jlmonte

Touring workups

I got my Salsa Marrakesh a couple years ago. I started getting the gear soon after, buying close outs and shopping sales. Workups include learning how the position the pannier so I don稚 kick them...
06-03-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By jlmonte

crtreedude Like crtreedude, I too have lost...

crtreedude Like crtreedude, I too have lost weight. I could not get bellow 238ish (as high 250lbs. I’m now at 225. I think it is a lack of convenient food, stress, and rationing food. By...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,220
Posted By jlmonte

I reserve scrap heap for recycling (metal),...

I reserve scrap heap for recycling (metal), landfill for consumables (rubber), and Goodwill / Craig痴 List for repurposing, I appreciate technology and history. So my bikes represent an era both in...
06-02-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By jlmonte

Before you start the climb you ask yourself,...

Before you start the climb you ask yourself, 努hat痴 the rush?, then you take all the time you need. In other words, distance equals rate x time, so take the time and you値l go just as far. 😉
06-02-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By jlmonte

I hearing you’re reusing parts, so yes the...

I hearing you’re reusing parts, so yes the Chorus over the Sante’.

Just for kicks-and-giggles is a Restomod out of the question? A Restromod Serotta with SRAM would be complementary to a 3Rensho...
06-01-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 996
Posted By jlmonte

I値l pretend I didn稚 read this, since I知...

I値l pretend I didn稚 read this, since I知 superstitious and I would hate for you to be jinxed.😬
06-01-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 996
Posted By jlmonte

Ok, 5 for $2 & change plus shipping (no free...

Ok, 5 for $2 & change plus shipping (no free patches?) LOL. I guess I saw one big Rema cement for $2.20. I hope they are the toxic kind that melts rubber then dries fine.
Hey... Wait a minute......
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