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05-30-13, 01:08 AM
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Posted By norwood

+1 Interesting pedals. Close-up pic?

+1
Interesting pedals. Close-up pic?
05-01-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,238
Posted By norwood

Interesting. I didn't realize there were...

Interesting. I didn't realize there were different 26" and 650B versions. My Mirada appears identical to yours save for being blue in color and a size or maybe two larger.
05-01-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,238
Posted By norwood

I guess my point of confusion is; My...

I guess my point of confusion is;



My wifes Mirada has 26" MTB wheels, (559mm). I've had knobbies as large as 2.1" on it with no rubbing issues.
05-01-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,238
Posted By norwood

I'm confused. Mirada's come with 26" wheels, do...

I'm confused. Mirada's come with 26" wheels, do they not? At least the Mirada that I bought new did.
Forum: Touring
04-24-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By norwood

FWIW, I've had a Brooks Flyer (springs) for quite...

FWIW, I've had a Brooks Flyer (springs) for quite a few years now and never have had the slightest problem mounting various saddlebags to the loops on the saddle.
Forum: Touring
04-10-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By norwood

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_5...

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_516809_-1___202526

I've had these for a couple months now. They've been very comfortable on and off the bike and seem well worth the $59.99. FWIW...
Forum: Touring
04-09-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,266
Posted By norwood

This is my '92 Multi-track 700. I paid $5 for it...

This is my '92 Multi-track 700. I paid $5 for it at a yard sale, it was in pretty rough shape. I weigh about 230 and have had no issues other than a broken spoke due more to negligence than any other...
04-03-13, 08:17 PM
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Posted By norwood

Also awesome!

Also awesome!
04-03-13, 08:15 PM
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Posted By norwood

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Awesome!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Awesome!
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 286,094
Posted By norwood

Hi! My son lives in Lincoln. I plan to ride there...

Hi! My son lives in Lincoln. I plan to ride there and stay with him and ride the great trails you have there as we have done in the past. The bag is actually a Plano fishing tackle bag that I picked...
03-29-13, 05:42 AM
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Posted By norwood

[QUOTE=chicken0207;15443023]I leafed my way...

[QUOTE=chicken0207;15443023]I leafed my way through the whole tread and i was surprised to see i hadn't contributed.
Here is my for sure C&V bike
1993 Bridgestone MB-3 im converting to a touring...
03-27-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,492
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Posted By norwood

"Crusing (sic)" is what drop bar mtb conversions...

"Crusing (sic)" is what drop bar mtb conversions are all about. :rolleyes:
03-19-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,492
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Posted By norwood

I had much the same thought process with my Scott...

I had much the same thought process with my Scott re-do. I started out with a Tektro U-brake which really didn't work at all, I think the studs had too much spread. I then found this roller cam brake...
Forum: Touring
03-17-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,380
Posted By norwood

Very sweet set-up cobrabyte. I luv it!

Very sweet set-up cobrabyte. I luv it!
Forum: Touring
03-14-13, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By norwood

FWIW The symptoms you describe are typically the...

FWIW The symptoms you describe are typically the result of trying to ride a too small a frame not the other way around. But without knowing your body measurements it's nearly impossible to give...
Forum: Touring
03-05-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 286,094
Posted By norwood

Those were simply the mounts of an old set of...

Those were simply the mounts of an old set of Profile aerobars that I had lying around. Similar mountings may work as well.
Forum: Touring
02-26-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By norwood

Found. ...

Found.

http://news.yahoo.com/california-couple-reported-missing-peru-turn-boat-235338610.html
Forum: Touring
02-25-13, 06:36 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 286,094
Posted By norwood

My '80's something Scott Comp, (now Scott...

My '80's something Scott Comp, (now Scott Touring;)) I hope to do some camping/touring with it. It's a very comfortable ride.
http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp112/norwood57/IMAG0308.jpg
...
02-22-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17,474
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Posted By norwood

This goes a little beyond "phonetic spelling",...

This goes a little beyond "phonetic spelling", (of which I'm occasionally guilty). It's just plain laziness that's becoming more acceptable in our society every day. It has no value except to the...
02-22-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,789
Posted By norwood

Frantik,That's a very sweet looking bike. Luv it!

Frantik,That's a very sweet looking bike. Luv it!
02-20-13, 10:44 AM
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Posted By norwood

My 1993 Bridgestone MB-3 ...

My 1993 Bridgestone MB-3
http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp112/norwood57/Picture027.jpg

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp112/norwood57/CC5.jpg
02-18-13, 11:31 AM
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Posted By norwood

That's a great looking bike! I've just found...

That's a great looking bike!
I've just found that for me, with the smaller frames I can't get my butt back far enough to take some of the weight off my hands and wrists which of course leads to a...
02-17-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6,492
Views: 1,901,503
Posted By norwood

Thanks, I appreciate that. I had an old Profile...

Thanks, I appreciate that. I had an old Profile aerobar with these mounting brackets and a length of 7/8" alum. tubing and had one of those "lightbulb" moments. I love twisty shifters except oddly...
02-17-13, 05:41 PM
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Posted By norwood

Thanks, no, no knee clearance issues. Hoping to...

Thanks, no, no knee clearance issues. Hoping to do some camping/touring with it (if I ever get enough time off from work).
02-17-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6,492
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Posted By norwood

Finally done with my Scott drop bar conversion....

Finally done with my Scott drop bar conversion. Not sure of the year of manufacture, maybe someone would be able to tell me that. After years of off-again on-again searching through ebay and...
04-12-10, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By norwood

Yeah, I machined the bar end inserts out of some...

Yeah, I machined the bar end inserts out of some solid alum. round stock.
04-09-10, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By norwood

145582 Seven spd. GripShift. I love em'

145582

Seven spd. GripShift. I love em'
12-01-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By norwood

+1 I don't know how the theory of "short stem,...

+1
I don't know how the theory of "short stem, twitchy steering" got started, but I've never found it to be true. My road bikes currently have stems of 100mm and 80mm ext. and handle very nice....
12-01-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By norwood

This is the way to go. Trying to weld this would...

This is the way to go. Trying to weld this would destroy the frame and it would be tough to grind off enough to allow the separate clamp without cutting into the seatstay attachment and compromising...
11-30-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,819
Posted By norwood

It could be fixed, but I'd say it's really not...

It could be fixed, but I'd say it's really not worth it in this case. What a shame, if the frame had been repaired properly to begin with (brazed not welded) this probably never would have happened.
11-30-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By norwood

Assemble the headset without it. You don't need...

Assemble the headset without it. You don't need it. Not all headsets have a seal. Put on one of those wrap-on neoprene covers if your really bother by not having it.
11-27-09, 01:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,935
Posted By norwood

22.2mm is typically the diameter of the grip and...

22.2mm is typically the diameter of the grip and lever clamp portion of a common straight handlebar. The stem clamp area is usually larger, 25.4 , 26, 31.8 mm etc. The bar in question could be...
11-27-09, 12:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,935
Posted By norwood

You and I must have two vastly different ideas of...

You and I must have two vastly different ideas of what pipe insulation is.
11-27-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,935
Posted By norwood

Pipe insulation? You can't be serious. OP. If...

Pipe insulation? You can't be serious.
OP. If you really measured 22.2mm for the bar dia. then you didn't measure in the right area. You would have to take the bars out of the stem and measure the...
11-24-09, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By norwood

If I remember correctly, that frame was CF tubes...

If I remember correctly, that frame was CF tubes bonded with CF or Alum lugs of a sort. Those are web-like gussets at the tube junctions. This was long before Lemond had any affiliation with Trek.
11-19-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By norwood

White?

White?
11-19-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,725
Posted By norwood

+10000000000000000000000000000000000 I couldn't...

+10000000000000000000000000000000000
I couldn't agree more!
Quite possibly the worst forum UI that I've ever seen.
Lord knows how one puts in attachments (photos) now.
This forum has been Drewed...
Forum: Touring
11-17-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By norwood

Laws may very well be different in Wyoming, but...

Laws may very well be different in Wyoming, but here in Nebraska, bicycles are not allowed on I80. Might be worth checking into if you haven't already.
11-17-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,961
Posted By norwood

While I would agree that is not a preferred...

While I would agree that is not a preferred method of drop-out construction and joinery, consider all the millions of Huffy kids bikes and cruisers and such with this construction. Then consider all...
11-17-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By norwood

The upper end Techniums came with 7spd (14)...

The upper end Techniums came with 7spd (14) drivetrains, so a 7spd should slide right in. Going to a 130mm hub would require spreading the stays (not cold setting). The "lugs" on Techniums were...
11-15-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By norwood

I know it's just me, but, something that damn...

I know it's just me, but, something that damn fragile doesn't belong on a bicycle.
11-15-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By norwood

Not saying it was the bike shops fault, but why...

Not saying it was the bike shops fault, but why is the mistake on the OP? If I order through a bike shop, I expect a bit of guidance at least. I mean isn't that what is supposed to differentiate...
11-11-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By norwood

OK. It'll likely chew 'em up a bit, but try a...

OK. It'll likely chew 'em up a bit, but try a good set of vice-grips clamped really hard on them.
11-11-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By norwood

What kind of fork? Are they removable?

What kind of fork? Are they removable?
11-11-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,382
Posted By norwood

This seems like a total waste of time and effort,...

This seems like a total waste of time and effort, not to mention ill-advised in the first place. A couple weeks ago I bought a very nice Sugino triple crank (w/bolts) off ebay for $9 + shipping. It's...
11-11-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By norwood

1"

1"
11-10-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,500
Posted By norwood

Same as mine. These photos are before I cleaned...

Same as mine.
These photos are before I cleaned it up and replaced the cables and tires, etc.
11-10-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By norwood

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=details&PageID=3...

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=details&PageID=30&SKU=BR5454
http://store.interlocracing.com/clcast.html
Here's a couple, there are many others.
11-10-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,568
Posted By norwood

Hey, That's me! 1980's to the mid '90's was...

Hey, That's me!

1980's to the mid '90's was the "Golden Age" IMO
Art or not, lugs are nicer to look at.
Ride a Boneshaker if you want to impress someone about "back to the roots" crap.
CF......
11-10-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By norwood

No. Angle needs to be accounted for, but, say a...

No.
Angle needs to be accounted for, but, say a 130mm is a 130mm stem regardless of the angle.

http://www.habcycles.com/fitting.html
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