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01-04-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,945
Posted By velojym

I'll second the older cro-mo mtb. Also, a good...

I'll second the older cro-mo mtb. Also, a good steel touring bike is a good training stand-in for a clyde road bike. My Surly Long Haul Trucker has been great for this purpose. I was somewhere north...
10-17-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,652
Posted By velojym

Fall ride on the Chief Ladiga trail, though our...

Fall ride on the Chief Ladiga trail, though our trees haven't really started poppin' yet. ...
10-12-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,550
Posted By velojym

I can't believe it's been this long since I...

I can't believe it's been this long since I visited this thread! As I mentioned before, sometimes I'm not so good at keeping up with stuff.
In the months since, I've done a few metric centuries...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,158
Posted By velojym

Montague Fit. While it doesn't fold up as...

Montague Fit. While it doesn't fold up as compactly as a smaller wheeled bike, it goes in the trunk of my little Hyundai just fine. They usually come (if you get 'em already built) with flat bars,...
10-07-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,343
Posted By velojym

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0CJk5UpY4w
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 380,323
Posted By velojym

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10-04-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,249
Views: 841,335
Posted By velojym

Drove to my hometown to visit family. While I...

Drove to my hometown to visit family. While I kinda wanted to bring my #y2kona Jake the Snake, I didn't want to drag the poor guy through some heavy storms on the outside of the car for the trip......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,090
Posted By velojym

My solution for gear range on my Montague Fit was...

My solution for gear range on my Montague Fit was to use a 3x10 Tiagra 4700 group. I did a fairly hilly metric last weekend, and though it wasn't nearly as bad as the Tour de Cahaba a few weeks ago,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 380,323
Posted By velojym

Now that my Fit is comfy enough, I hit it with a...

Now that my Fit is comfy enough, I hit it with a Brooks saddle and microfiber bar tape. I liked the brown, but this is good too. I also added an FSA Adventurer flared handlebar.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,718
Posted By velojym

Now that I have this guy just about dialed in, I...

Now that I have this guy just about dialed in, I swapped the saddle for a Brooks C17, and had some of their microfiber bar tape handy too. I did like the brown/dark green look, but this is looking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,718
Posted By velojym

My last few words on the last post are hanging...

My last few words on the last post are hanging around in my head now. Portable Randonneur. Hmm...

I have a few miles on this bike, which has become my Summer trunk-monkey, taking the Paratrooper's...
08-08-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7,374
Views: 3,308,859
Posted By velojym

Bianchi Ocelot I took in trade for a couple...

Bianchi Ocelot I took in trade for a couple tune-ups. I stripped it to the frame and built it up mostly with parts I had laying around. Yeah, I know it ain't a drive side shot, but this is all I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 380,323
Posted By velojym

My Montague Fit at our town hall, where I started...

My Montague Fit at our town hall, where I started doing a bunch of base miles after Covid knocked everything outta whack.
...
03-02-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,071
Posted By velojym

I've used an old bike wheel to demonstrate...

I've used an old bike wheel to demonstrate gyroscopic precession to flight school students.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,718
Posted By velojym

New tires on. I like the look of the tanwalls on...

New tires on. I like the look of the tanwalls on this bike, but these will do for now. Plenty of clearance now, and not so small that I'm seeing any issue with handling or pedal clearance. If a good...
02-27-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 85,694
Posted By velojym

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Refurbished Jake and sorta refurbished me. I'm 50, Jake's...
02-08-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By velojym

Frankenbikes

So, during da Covids, I've overhauled a couple bikes, built a couple, and been tinkering around (and riding) a lot more than previously. Now that my 'main' fleet is mostly roadworthy, my hands are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,718
Posted By velojym

Rode nicely. It took a mile or so to get used to...

Rode nicely. It took a mile or so to get used to the different handling, but after that we were sympatico.
The only adjustment needed was to let out the high limit screw on the rear mech.
01-27-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 308,326
Posted By velojym

Not exactly vintage, but I was going for that...

Not exactly vintage, but I was going for that effect anyway. The Montague Fit is designed around 700c wheels, but the disc brakes made for an easy swap.
I could only get a 30mm tire on the back,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,718
Posted By velojym

I test rode the Fit with 700c wheels, but my new...

I test rode the Fit with 700c wheels, but my new Gravel Kings came in today, so I swapped my new wheels on with those tires. Tubed for now, but I have everything I need to set it up tubeless. This...
01-21-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,671
Posted By velojym

I have his book on my Kindle, and enjoy reading...

I have his book on my Kindle, and enjoy reading it. Kind of a reminder to not take it too seriously. Don't wanna burn out.
I may not share his opinion on everything, but it's a refreshing change on...
01-21-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,648
Posted By velojym

Being a 9 speed, I have relatively few choices...

Being a 9 speed, I have relatively few choices for quality equipment. Yeah, I might still upgrade the drivetrain one day, but for now I just need something that works.

Found a new 9 speed Deore...
01-18-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,648
Posted By velojym

New Bike Day? Not exactly, but it sure feels like...

New Bike Day? Not exactly, but it sure feels like it, while still being Jake.
Between the wider bar, 32mm tires, and the C17 saddle, Jake felt great.
Though I've done a bunch of centuries, event,...
01-16-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,280
Posted By velojym

I'm starting to think this would have been a...

I'm starting to think this would have been a perfect bike for when I was at my heaviest. Still throwing parts at it, and I think I have everything I need to get it done (this weekend?).

Stout...
01-13-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 379,176
Posted By velojym

It might be wrong, but it could be oh-so right....

It might be wrong, but it could be oh-so right. Just playing with spare parts and this frame, though I won't do anything irreversible.
Gonna be, at least for a little bit, a 2x1. 53/39 by 16
Sort...
01-12-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,489
Posted By velojym

I'd seriously considered the Townie or another...

I'd seriously considered the Townie or another crank forward bike, and would probably have had an easier time of it for a while.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,718
Posted By velojym

Boredom can be a great motivator. :D I got...

Boredom can be a great motivator. :D

I got the Fit together (after wrapping up the Fire Mountain), and just finished wrapping the bars a few minutes ago. It did occur to me that, after a few...
01-11-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,489
Posted By velojym

I got up to 370 or 380 (doc's scale wouldn't go...

I got up to 370 or 380 (doc's scale wouldn't go high enough, so he guessed a range for me. I had to try to verify on a truck scale).

At first, I did mostly hiking and walking, but knew I needed to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,297
Posted By velojym

I didn't go super light on the rigid fork, but I...

I didn't go super light on the rigid fork, but I much prefer the handling over the old/cheap/heavy stock fork. This is as 'road' as this bike is gonna go for a while, as I'm building up a Fit frame...
01-10-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,382
Views: 611,278
Posted By velojym

Scraping up parts to do something with the...

Scraping up parts to do something with the Ocelot. Figure it'd be a good 'world tourer' or loaded monstercross type beast... or really my Winter/bad weather beater. The handebar is from my Kona KtS,...
01-09-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,295
Posted By velojym

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 516,966
Posted By velojym

Steel...hmm... ...

Steel...hmm...
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12-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By velojym

Once I've secured the seatpost, I'll take it for...

Once I've secured the seatpost, I'll take it for a ride, and adjust appropriately.
I've never had an air fork before, so that's new, as is the hydraulic brake. The brake hose could be shortened a...
12-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,404
Posted By velojym

3183 miles this year, riding. This is up from...

3183 miles this year, riding. This is up from about 300 or so in 2019, so I'm calling it a win.

I do plan on knocking out a few more miles before the calendar turns.
12-24-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,280
Posted By velojym

Bianchi Ocelot

Evidently, this was an "entry level" bike with a surprisingly good frame.
This one was given to me in trade for a couple clean/tune jobs on a neighbor's other two bikes. It was far too big for...
12-24-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By velojym

Y2Kona Fire Mountain

I picked up this NOS frame a few months or so ago, and just recently decided I had the parts and time to get 'er together. All I'm really missing now is the seatpost clamp, which I'm hoping to have...
12-24-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,768
Posted By velojym

Maybe not as classic/vintage as some of the...

Maybe not as classic/vintage as some of the above, but I just nearly finished building a NOS Y2K Kona Fire Mountain frame.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,718
Posted By velojym

Montague Fit wheels, rolling multitool

Montague Fit frame, recently purchased from the manufacturer without a fork or anything. I do have a pair of 700c disc wheels, and it looks like I'll max out at about 32mm tires as it sits. This is...
12-22-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 59,120
Posted By velojym

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12-21-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,796
Posted By velojym

I'm at about 299k for December right now, about...

I'm at about 299k for December right now, about to head out and add a few dozen more to that. I set 3000 miles as my yearly goal, and passed that a couple weeks or so ago. I started in late Spring,...
12-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,550
Posted By velojym

Just an updated pic. I'm holding pretty steady on...

Just an updated pic. I'm holding pretty steady on weight, but I've been putting on some muscle.
...
12-21-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 717,865
Posted By velojym

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07-30-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,550
Posted By velojym

Impulse buy, but I was looking for a 'real' MTB...

Impulse buy, but I was looking for a 'real' MTB anyway, so I'll just have to build it.

Because... TWINSIES!!!
...
07-26-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,550
Posted By velojym

For my next trick... I have clearance from...

For my next trick...

I have clearance from the wife (who is now riding her bike some, and making progress!) to do the Natchez Trace this year.
I'm shooting for early October, and plan to start...
07-24-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 61,550
Posted By velojym

Turned 50 today, so rode 50 miles to celebrate. ...

Turned 50 today, so rode 50 miles to celebrate.

I'd gone 4 days without riding, and was getting kinda grumpy. I'm feeling much better now. :)
07-24-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,495
Posted By velojym

You are on to something with the varying riding...

You are on to something with the varying riding types (easy/interval/etc.), but you can do them on different rides.
Hard ride, Long ride, Recovery ride, and so on.
07-20-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By velojym

Tires, I'd go with a fairly heavy duty set of...

Tires, I'd go with a fairly heavy duty set of touring tires, and keep a close eye on the spokes. I bought heavier duty wheels too.
I don't know how much wider you can go, but with more weight,...
07-19-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,624
Posted By velojym

Unfortunately, the very bikes that'd suit you...

Unfortunately, the very bikes that'd suit you best are the ones that have dried up with the recent buying frenzy, but they'll be saturating the gently-used market soon.

Suspension, I found early...
07-18-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 14,870
Posted By velojym

It's a pretty big step up for me right now, but...

It's a pretty big step up for me right now, but I'm trying to reach the 500 mile mark this month, to get the silver stem cap from the Trek challenge.
Not a huge deal in and of itself, but it's a...
07-15-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 117,440
Posted By velojym

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