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01-16-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By fishboat

The "All Weather All Terrain" article would be of...

The "All Weather All Terrain" article would be of interest..thx.."\
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

T-Mar, finally heard back from the guy in Hungary...

T-Mar, finally heard back from the guy in Hungary with a photo of his bottom bracket. Can't catch a break on this 'mystery' thing. I was hoping on his frame that at least the SN would be in the same...
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,534
Posted By fishboat

Very nice looking campground. We planned on...

Very nice looking campground. We planned on staying at there last September, but it was just starting to rain as we pulled in. The guesthouse was booked. The campground was (if I remember right)...
Forum: Touring
01-14-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 899
Posted By fishboat

As others have mentioned, you have a significant...

As others have mentioned, you have a significant amount of adjustment in your current bars & shifters that would make things more comfortable. Your current setup looks really uncomfortable & makes...
01-13-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,178
Posted By fishboat

..and occasionally you make a good point..amazing...

..and occasionally you make a good point..amazing :)
01-13-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,178
Posted By fishboat

He doesn't really want the bike. The hand...

He doesn't really want the bike. The hand wringing serves as a delay tactic to blow the deal up so not buying it is "out of his hands"

As for pointless threads...a healthy 25-30% of the threads...
01-13-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,559
Posted By fishboat

Absolutely ride all three and have dedicated...

Absolutely ride all three and have dedicated bikes for each. That said, most of my time is spent on a cx-type(Poprads with 38mm tires)

...that I recently discovered has the same geometry as a...
01-13-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,178
Posted By fishboat

MI to IL..phfft. I'd be on my way back at this...

MI to IL..phfft. I'd be on my way back at this point. As for vacation days..no weekend time off? Working 7 days a week?

I've made more trips like this for stuff than I can remember. This...
01-11-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,559
Posted By fishboat

Pure marketing means various things to various...

Pure marketing means various things to various people. I'm old enough (with a Scottish heritage) that someone convincing be to buy something (of any consequence) I wouldn't otherwise is a pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,861
Posted By fishboat

Lots of turmoil in the industry. Looks like it's...

Lots of turmoil in the industry. Looks like it's going to be a rough ride for a while. It's what happens when a finely tuned (such as it was) JIT-ish system gets globally trashed and has to restart...
01-11-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,559
Posted By fishboat

My comments didn't land the way they were...

My comments didn't land the way they were intended. I'm thinking large scale, you're thinking small scale. I don't doubt what you're saying. I didn't say marketing folks created "gravel" out of a...
01-11-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,559
Posted By fishboat

At least when they got started and for a good...

At least when they got started and for a good while after that, it's pure marketing. The biking crowd that buys bikes is somewhat finite in size. Gravel (or insert other current niche types..gravel...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,066
Posted By fishboat

There's a 25" Miyata Gran Touring bike in Neenah,...

There's a 25" Miyata Gran Touring bike in Neenah, WI for $250..ad has been up for 25 days..may be some room for an offer. I think(??) the Gran Touring model was a Six Ten(?), precursor to the 1000....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By fishboat

Admittedly, my observation in this case is based...

Admittedly, my observation in this case is based on a very small sample. Over the years I have done many comparisons of bikes I ride(those that I'm very familiar with) compared to other similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By fishboat

Just for grins, I was wondering just how much of...

Just for grins, I was wondering just how much of a difference there was between what I ride most of the time (2003 Lemond Poprad) and the newer (2020) Checkpoint...and by extension Domane. I see this...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Heard back from Cannondale. What I gather from...

Heard back from Cannondale. What I gather from their response, based on the lack of a serial number on the bottom bracket, they've concluded it isn't a Cannondale. I mentioned that it was possibly...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Done..thx T-Mar. The seller is in Hungary. I sent...

Done..thx T-Mar. The seller is in Hungary. I sent him a link to photos of my bike and the serial number on the drop out. His photos don't show a stamping on the drive side dropout(where mine's...
Forum: Touring
01-05-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,147
Posted By fishboat

+3 or 4 as I read through the thread. ...

+3 or 4 as I read through the thread. Particularly the Imperial. Mount it, ride it..that's about it. Hit it with a little Proofide (or SnoSeal) now and then, keep it dry. Not much mystery...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By fishboat

Admittedly I'm not fluent in bikes that are new...

Admittedly I'm not fluent in bikes that are new or a just a couple years old, but it appears, marketing buzz aside, the Checkpoint & Domane are very similar bikes.
...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

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Hmm..that's a bit of a sticky...
Forum: Touring
12-28-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,714
Posted By fishboat

Some visual gps unit, easiest..no muss, no fuss,...

Some visual gps unit, easiest..no muss, no fuss, particularly when turns are a short distance apart.
...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Heard back from Scott today with the following: ...

Heard back from Scott today with the following:

Thank you for reaching out to us.

That bike indeed does look like an old Evolution. Unfortunately we don't have any way to authenticate that...
Forum: Touring
12-27-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,714
Posted By fishboat

Using a paper turn by turn cue sheet may not be...

Using a paper turn by turn cue sheet may not be practical..I find them tedious..but a visual turn by turn setup works well. If that visual setup is cell phone based, then you'll enter an ongoing...
12-26-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,709
Posted By fishboat

Multiple bikes is a great approach. It's why my...

Multiple bikes is a great approach. It's why my half of the garage is bikes and my car sits outside, but it's a great approach nonetheless.

To get what you initially wanted would have meant...
Forum: Touring
12-25-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,714
Posted By fishboat

It's not clear if you're actually looking for a...

It's not clear if you're actually looking for a route from Chicago to Milwaukee..or north from Milw..to DC?

If you are looking for a route..I have well-ridden routes from Zion, IL to Door County....
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Thanks for continuing to try to figure this out. ...

Thanks for continuing to try to figure this out.

While researching the Scott I came across a couple similar bikes, but no matches:
Yeti Ultimate & Extreme Draco...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Heard back from RM for the final time I think. ...

Heard back from RM for the final time I think. The TS guy asked around to the resident "vets" and they seem to think it's a Cannondale, based on the tubing size. They said a lot of mfgs had "upside...
Forum: Touring
12-18-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By fishboat

If spring '22 is the time frame, you might...

If spring '22 is the time frame, you might consider a domestic plan B..perhaps a bourbon tour in Kentucky.
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Got an interim reply from RM tech service. It...

Got an interim reply from RM tech service. It seems their resident "historian" (the 90's requires a historian..yikes) retired earlier this year and, from the sound of the reply, everyone else at RM...
12-16-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,668
Posted By fishboat

Neither C nor V nor road, but fade it is. For...

Neither C nor V nor road, but fade it is. For sale locally(not mine)

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/814x553/fade1_5287faae4751db499bfa4b29a4b361a50bbdcc28.jpg...
Forum: Touring
12-16-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By fishboat

Googled "fargo on mtbr" first response was ...

Googled "fargo on mtbr"

first response was

https://www.mtbr.com/threads/the-salsa-fargo-thread.467422/

323 pages..that's probably it
12-16-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,108
Posted By fishboat

@Nikefutbolero...

@Nikefutbolero (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/nikefutbolero-520571.html)
With due respect, given the questions you're asking, you need to do a whole lot more research on DB conversions and bike...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

I agree..the tubing on mine also looks to have a...

I agree..the tubing on mine also looks to have a larger diameter. I sent a note to RM. We'll see what they come back with. If they didn't make it(and I suspect they didn't) they may know who...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Thx.. very close to the Rocky Mountain Cirrus,...

Thx.. very close to the Rocky Mountain Cirrus, but, as you suggest, there are still significant differences. From what I can tell, they only made the Cirrus from 1990-1992. It was fitted out with XT...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,125
Posted By fishboat

:) Nope. The only thing a third watch will do...

:) Nope. The only thing a third watch will do for you is give you a better estimate of what the time actually is (when the time from all three is averaged).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,125
Posted By fishboat

I don't use any of the recording devices nor...

I don't use any of the recording devices nor software mentioned to workup my ride-routes/tracks, however I have stayed at Holiday Inn Express & did a fair amount of mapping and map-data manipulation...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Thanks for chiming in T-Mar. There's lots of...

Thanks for chiming in T-Mar. There's lots of unknown frankenbikes out there, but it's odd to have one fitted out with XTR & XT components. I'm not a fan of buying original, well-appointed, bikes...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20211211_104726_c374ec1895baa7237be39164c4531b73f85ab2da.jpg...
Replies: 41
Views: 1,353
Posted By fishboat

Mystery MTB, Says Cannondale..but..

Just picked this up. It sort of fell into my lap for small money.. given the setup it was an easy decision. Haven't cleaned it up.

Anyone know what this thing is?

I have a hard time believing...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,677
Posted By fishboat

+1 Of all the possible questions a person...

+1

Of all the possible questions a person with 97 posts might have & with a massive amount of good info available on BF, what's the point of bringing this really old news up again?? Don't answer...
12-09-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By fishboat

Bicycle Gear Calculator...

Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://www.gear-calculator.com/)
12-05-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By fishboat

If your bold numbers were my numbers, then I'd...

If your bold numbers were my numbers, then I'd find all of the other number-combos comfortable. I have a number of bikes and have measured the stack/reach on all of them. For me at least, the S-R...
12-05-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By fishboat

At 5'7" you're on the borderline, with a lean...

At 5'7" you're on the borderline, with a lean toward a 17 inch frame. Riding it is the only real way to know.
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By fishboat

As mentioned above..3 bills for a Zurich, if it's...

As mentioned above..3 bills for a Zurich, if it's in good condition, is a steal. It's a '98. Check components below. It's always nicer to have the original setup on a bike like this. If the...
12-03-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By fishboat

As always..thx for posting these blips from the...

As always..thx for posting these blips from the past. I've been riding for 40+ years..it's interesting to take a look back..more than ince i find myself saying: "yah..I remember that...!"

I'd...
12-03-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By fishboat

Interesting timing..just this morning I was...

Interesting timing..just this morning I was considering a hardtail DB conversion. Found a rather interesting high-end hardtail on FB that is basically a new bike, with a good suspension fork. I...
11-30-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,240
Posted By fishboat

Sounds like a great idea for a book. Have you...

Sounds like a great idea for a book. Have you considered contacting someone skilled in the art..of writing and publishing? A search identified David V. Herlihy. He wrote an extensive history of...
11-23-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By fishboat

If you're using wd40 then I'd guess you haven't...

If you're using wd40 then I'd guess you haven't done much..or any research on the issue. A quick search is your friend as this topic has had a lot of discussion.

This thread was within the last...
11-22-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,642
Posted By fishboat

zombie thread??

zombie thread??
Forum: Touring
11-22-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By fishboat

Yah..I checked the route in RWGPS when broken...

Yah..I checked the route in RWGPS when broken into the Ptit trail (3400ft/1036m over 140 miles/225km) and Burlington to Montreal (1800ft/548m over 103 miles/165km). No idea what RWGPS is doing when...
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