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02-07-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 375,338
Posted By Mogens

Hey, quick question: I'd like to buy a cartridge...

Hey, quick question: I'd like to buy a cartridge style bottom bracket for a trek 420. I'm using a Sugino Maxy crankset with a single chainring. I've been looking at charts, searching through forums,...
02-03-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mogens

Well, sure, but those are non-bike people, who...

Well, sure, but those are non-bike people, who are by definition people that aren't likely to look past the aesthetic similarities and consider the frame geometry or tire clearances.
02-03-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mogens

Ooh, are Rivs the PT Cruisers of the bike world?...

Ooh, are Rivs the PT Cruisers of the bike world? (Kind of hope not).
02-03-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mogens

I think that is the case and I fall into that...

I think that is the case and I fall into that camp as well. Last fall I bought and restored two older bikes and had a blast. My builds were somewhat rivish, including one with albatross bars. I like...
02-02-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mogens

I don’t own a Rivendell and two years ago, when I...

I don’t own a Rivendell and two years ago, when I finally got around to spending four figures on a new bike, I chose a modern aluminum one. So while appreciating Grant Petersen, I’m not a follower of...
02-01-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,251
Posted By Mogens

Bikes make great gifts.

Bikes make great gifts.
01-19-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,338
Posted By Mogens

I have a MIJ Bianchi from this timeframe and it...

I have a MIJ Bianchi from this timeframe and it says that the tubes are Bianchi CrMo Rinforzati, what’s the deal with those?
01-11-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Mogens

It looks similar to my 1981 Bianchi Limited,...

It looks similar to my 1981 Bianchi Limited, which was Japanese made. Mine had a sticker that said Bianchi Cr-Mo Tubi Rinforzati and no chrome, otherwise they look identical.
01-11-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Mogens

If itís no trouble, I am working on improving my...

If itís no trouble, I am working on improving my cross country skiing technique so page 33 is of interest. Itís cool that you do this. Thanks!
01-07-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,236
Posted By Mogens

My wife likes the bikes, though I have a very...

My wife likes the bikes, though I have a very modest habit compared to most here. Sheís long noticed that my pastimes (woodworking, bikes, photography, music, etc.) are good for my mental health. I...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,723
Posted By Mogens

Whoa!

Whoa!
Replies: 38
Views: 2,723
Posted By Mogens

I mean really, if you built a new one it would...

I mean really, if you built a new one it would cost, what, $2000?
Replies: 38
Views: 2,723
Posted By Mogens

Mine came from the bike shop in 1973 upgraded...

Mine came from the bike shop in 1973 upgraded with the SunTour VGT derailleurs; or at least that's what the guy I bought mine from told me. I paid $90 for mine, but I think I got a crazy deal. I...
Replies: 38
Views: 2,723
Posted By Mogens

This was normal in that period... it was the...

This was normal in that period... it was the height of the bike boom and things were flying out of the Carlton workshop at a frenetic pace. Perhaps someone knows the actual reason for the disparity,...
12-27-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Mogens

I am finding the albatross bars very comfortable....

I am finding the albatross bars very comfortable. I had been using north roads, but the albatross bars allow for at least one additional hand position.
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12-25-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By Mogens

I’ve ridden on dirt jogging paths with a 40 year...

I’ve ridden on dirt jogging paths with a 40 year old Bianchi racing bike that had 25mm tires. i think people underestimate bikes.
12-23-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,260
Posted By Mogens

If a Trek 520 is a beta tourer, does that make my...

If a Trek 520 is a beta tourer, does that make my Trek 420 a gamma tourer?
12-22-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 169,775
Posted By Mogens

It depends on the year. The 1991 730 does not,...

It depends on the year. The 1991 730 does not, but the 1994 730 does, for example.
12-20-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 361,536
Posted By Mogens

Iím in love with the colors of these. I feel like...

Iím in love with the colors of these. I feel like I need to choose one and then patiently bide my time until a 54cm pops up someplace.
12-20-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,306
Posted By Mogens

And each has its Stronglight 93 in a subliminal...

And each has its Stronglight 93 in a subliminal satanic pentagram position :lol: Iíve never seen one fully chromed like that, itís stunning. Someone at Raleigh had an eye for color. Is that the VO...
12-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,306
Posted By Mogens

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This is a Trek 420 that I bought as a frame set,...
12-14-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By Mogens

I’m FB adverse but I need to have an account for...

I’m FB adverse but I need to have an account for business and find myself looking at marketplace from time to time. If, like me, you want to keep a low profile here’s how: 1. Create an account, 2. Go...
12-10-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

Could be you'll never read this, but I wanted to...

Could be you'll never read this, but I wanted to respond. First, I explicitly said that I didn't think you were a klansman, you're conflating my post with another. But I do agree with jack pot that...
12-10-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

I try to give people the benefit of the doubt...

I try to give people the benefit of the doubt because it’s impossible to really know who people are in online forums, but yeah, I think Jack Pot has your number. We all got a healthy serving of...
12-10-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

I was referring to how the meme would be read...

I was referring to how the meme would be read differently if it were Montana and, say, Don Majkowski (I'm from Green Bay). The context of racism in this country is shockingly clear. I did a lot of...
12-09-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,362
Posted By Mogens

How are these outdoor vises not rusty?

How are these outdoor vises not rusty?
12-09-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

It’s clearly not a cut and dry kind of thing. A...

It’s clearly not a cut and dry kind of thing. A thing that is insulting can take on racist undertone if there’s context, history, etc. for it. Here’s an example that I don’t think anyone wouldn’t...
12-09-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

Like I said, we have all grown up in a racist...

Like I said, we have all grown up in a racist society. It takes some self examination to realize that to be a white guy (which I am) is to have some racist ideas in your head. I sure do. But I am...
12-09-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

It's a mixed bag. I've been impressed with a lot...

It's a mixed bag. I've been impressed with a lot of the players.
12-09-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

You literally have a meme where a white qb...

You literally have a meme where a white qb commands a black qb as if he were a slave and you don't think there's anything racist about that? I think it's obvious. I'm not here to attack anyone, we...
12-08-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,362
Posted By Mogens

Whoa, that thing would crush my little Wilton. I...

Whoa, that thing would crush my little Wilton. I have never seen one that massive before.
12-08-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,306
Posted By Mogens

These are just gorgeous. Powdercoated, I assume?...

These are just gorgeous. Powdercoated, I assume? There's a weird softness to the way they look.
12-08-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,362
Posted By Mogens

If I didnít have one, Iíd jump. I recognize the...

If I didnít have one, Iíd jump. I recognize the kindness of your gesture. But then Iíve never read the rules of the forum. If no one wants it here, you could donate it to a bike coop for a deduction.
12-08-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

Yup, when I see racism in the world, I call it...

Yup, when I see racism in the world, I call it out. Not calling it out would only serve to perpetuate racism in the world and that's not the legacy I want to leave my kids. To be clear, passing along...
12-08-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,362
Posted By Mogens

This is a way more elegant solution than my...

This is a way more elegant solution than my current one... I may have to copy it.
12-08-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,362
Posted By Mogens

If you’re going to be doing woodworking on that...

If you’re going to be doing woodworking on that bench, don’t permanently mount the vice to the corner. There are a lot of woodworking tasks that involve having an uninterrupted top surface. Planing...
12-08-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,077
Posted By Mogens

That meme is racist, in case you didn’t realize....

That meme is racist, in case you didn’t realize. This isn’t the best place to discuss it, PM me if you’re interested.
12-08-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mogens

Combination of need and technology... the first...

Combination of need and technology... the first two wheeled vehicles had no drive train and came about during a brief famine in Europe when a lot of horses were eaten. These had their enthusiasts and...
12-04-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,660
Posted By Mogens

Right? I breezed through it like it was a love...

Right? I breezed through it like it was a love story and it ended very anti-climacticallyósad trombone.
12-03-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 375,338
Posted By Mogens

I had taken an awl to the housing, but maybe not...

I had taken an awl to the housing, but maybe not sufficiently. So, I took the awl back up and it did help. Then I realized that if I shortened the housing, it would be at a better angle coming from...
12-02-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 375,338
Posted By Mogens

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Hi, I'm actually wrenching on two bikes, this 1973 Raleigh Grand Sport is one...
11-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,234
Posted By Mogens

I had the same issue with the Cyclone FD. I...

I had the same issue with the Cyclone FD. I replaced it with a Shimano 600. The Cyclone RD has been flawless.
11-27-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,368
Posted By Mogens

I own a small business, so often I'm buying fun...

I own a small business, so often I'm buying fun things like steam kettles or air compressors. But in terms of discretionary income: Travel, though not this year obviously. We love to travel as a...
11-27-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,604
Posted By Mogens

I often grab my wife's step through Trek...

I often grab my wife's step through Trek Multitrack to go to the grocery store because it has the basket and it rides really well. What exactly is there to be worried about? That someone might think...
11-26-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,312
Posted By Mogens

As a native Wisconsinite, I have an eye out for...

As a native Wisconsinite, I have an eye out for Wisconsin-made bikes. I only have one at the moment, a Trek, but I think if I were to become a 'collector' that would be the focus of my interest.
11-24-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,976
Posted By Mogens

We all do better when we all do better.

We all do better when we all do better.
11-23-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,976
Posted By Mogens

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Underneath my rattle can paint job and Paul...
11-21-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,530
Posted By Mogens

The longer you intend to own the bike, the less...

The longer you intend to own the bike, the less the cost will matter and the more the small quality difference will. Itís a marginal thing. Also, which one is attached to the better colored bike?
11-16-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Mogens

The colorway is gorgeous. I have the earlier...

The colorway is gorgeous. I have the earlier white with lagoon blue model, but I prefer this. I wonder if the triple crank was original.
11-11-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,894
Posted By Mogens

Ride your white bike after Memorial Day. When...

Ride your white bike after Memorial Day.
When dining, make sure the fork is to the left of your plate.
When riding side by side with a lady, always be on the outside, toward the street.
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