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07-26-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By The_Joe

Thank you both for such great information. I do...

Thank you both for such great information. I do think It'll be a good idea to get an understanding of where my active heart rate sits and how quickly it recovers from heavy work. Your responses were...
07-25-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By The_Joe

My wife got me a set of Otium wireless earbuds a...

My wife got me a set of Otium wireless earbuds a few years back and they've served me very well. You can search the brand in Amazon and they'll likely be the first result. Inexpensive, good sound....
07-25-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By The_Joe

HRM or smart watch?

Hello all,
I'm hoping you can make some suggestions for me. Here's my quick story-
Climbing is not a strength of mine. I don't shy away from hills but I do struggle. I notice my heart rate...
07-25-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,951
Posted By The_Joe

Here's a live video of my old band Hootsie. I'm...

Here's a live video of my old band Hootsie. I'm on the drums.

https://youtu.be/kFp5uavT4AA
07-23-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,370
Posted By The_Joe

I was just about to post how Chapman doesn't seem...

I was just about to post how Chapman doesn't seem to get much attention. His bikes are beautiful, I've had the opportunity to see them up close. He's also a very good Instagram follow if you're into...
07-18-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By The_Joe

PM coming w/ seat post questions.

PM coming w/ seat post questions.
07-11-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By The_Joe

Sorry to hear about your bike! Have you...

Sorry to hear about your bike!
Have you considered a hardtail mountain bike conversion? Might help stay in your budget since you'd only need to swap a few parts over.
07-10-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By The_Joe

All good info mentioned above. You'll likely...

All good info mentioned above. You'll likely (definitely?) need a new rear wheel as your 7 speed freehub will be a bit too short for a 10 speed cassette.
07-09-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By The_Joe

​​​​​​Thanks. For some reason that link won't...

​​​​​​Thanks.
For some reason that link won't open. If it's the Bikepro page about the hubs, I've seen it. I'm looking for more user experience for how/if these fail and where/if parts can be had...
07-08-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By The_Joe

Any info on Pulstar hubs?

I've been searching for a set of period correct wheels for my mtb conversion. These caught my eye and the price seems right. Are any of you familiar with them? It seems that they might need an...
07-03-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 261,483
Posted By The_Joe

ISO: Silver 27mm seatpost for early 90s mtb.

ISO: Silver 27mm seatpost for early 90s mtb.
07-02-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,622
Posted By The_Joe

Not to pile on with more of the same here, but my...

Not to pile on with more of the same here, but my first build ever was also an old Peugeot. When I started it I had no idea how to assemble bikes and definitely didn't know there was such a thing as...
07-01-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By The_Joe

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20200629_120841_0187346b5d6a7a7173c4ec372996f821f3484eb4.jpg...
07-01-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By The_Joe

Campy/Suntour/Dia Compe parts

NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Tearing down my beloved bike after realizing it is too small for me. A few more parts may be for sale shortly. The crankset is probably in the "worst" condition. The rest look...
06-29-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,574
Posted By The_Joe

As someone who drinks craft beer, has a beard,...

As someone who drinks craft beer, has a beard, wears skinny jeans, and owns many flannel shirts, I must say: I hate this. I think I might hate that BMX style stem the most though.
06-16-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,379,238
Posted By The_Joe

My Marin project in almost it's final form. Set...

My Marin project in almost it's final form. Set up as a 1x7. Carried me along a comfortable 25 miles for her inaugural ride this past weekend. ...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By The_Joe

Look into the Erie Canal towpath. It's not...

Look into the Erie Canal towpath. It's not consistently paved but can be for miles at a time. When not laced it's pretty tight gravel that narrow tires still take pretty well to. I haven't ever...
06-08-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 261,483
Posted By The_Joe

​ ​Thank you!


​Thank you!
06-08-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 261,483
Posted By The_Joe

Look for a decent 26" wheeler for a drop bar...

Look for a decent 26" wheeler for a drop bar conversion. No disc brakes. 7 or 8 speed would work. I am located in Rochester, NY if locality benefits anyone.

Have to trade-
Tri color hubs laced...
05-19-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,222
Posted By The_Joe

I'm SO happy to see this thread. In the process...

I'm SO happy to see this thread. In the process of commuterizing an old Marin and have been curious what everyone is riding and for what purpose. I'll be mostly on pavement or hardpack. I may be in a...
05-19-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,312
Posted By The_Joe

Is there any special technique when brushing? I'd...

Is there any special technique when brushing? I'd worry that it leaves brush strokes behind rather than laying flat. Any paint suggestions i.e. brand, series? Thanks.
05-18-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 261,483
Posted By The_Joe

Looking for something very specific. Need...

Looking for something very specific.

Need an 1 1/8" quill stem with a 31.8" clamp. Black. With a 30-45 degree rise. Length of about 90mm would be great. Oh, and a removable faceplate.

Can...
05-14-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,439
Posted By The_Joe

This Motobecane Nomade was my gateway. I had just...

This Motobecane Nomade was my gateway. I had just moved to Toronto and saw it sitting outside a vintage shop. My aunt had a Moto from when she was in college so I'd always wanted one too.
I rode...
05-10-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By The_Joe

Here is a link to that crankset. It lists the...

Here is a link to that crankset. It lists the recommended length and taper. This is where I would start. Generally the crank dictates the spindle length, not the bike. Of course, depending on how...
01-08-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 48,634
Posted By The_Joe

One of the greatest bass amps ever created. Worth...

One of the greatest bass amps ever created. Worth repairing at the price you paid.
11-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,900
Posted By The_Joe

I have had good experiences with both Tifosi and...

I have had good experiences with both Tifosi and Goodr. I have also had very bad lick with losing sunglasses both on and off the bike. So ~$50 is about where I max out on a glasses investment.
...
09-20-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,081
Posted By The_Joe

I use Newbaums tape or the old Benotto style...

I use Newbaums tape or the old Benotto style ribbon on my bikes. I did just stumble upon this cloth tape that I'm looking for a reason to use.
...
09-17-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By The_Joe

Thank you for your feedback. I've been 155 my...

Thank you for your feedback. I've been 155 my entire adult life so you and I should have similar results. This has become my saddle of choice because of its comfort but it's the first modern saddle...
09-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By The_Joe

Stilly saddle adjustment.

How am I supposed to adjust this saddle if the "stop" marks are only as far apart at the clamp? Is the edge of the clamp not my reference point?

Saddle is a Selle Italia on a random post from the...
09-09-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By The_Joe

For me it's left hand for the front, right hand...

For me it's left hand for the front, right hand for the rear.

I don't double shift, I just drop from the big ring to the small ring and take it lower from there. Probably not the way I'm supposed...
08-25-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 261,483
Posted By The_Joe

ISO: right side only bar end shifter. Friction...

ISO: right side only bar end shifter. Friction with enough movement for 7 speed.
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By The_Joe

In Philly I recently facilitated a sale of the...

In Philly I recently facilitated a sale of the same model, slightly worse cosmetic condition for $125. It was recently tuned with a Brooks saddle.
08-12-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By The_Joe

I'll try and remember to bring my calipers home...

I'll try and remember to bring my calipers home from work today and check the stem.

After sleeping on it I'm thinking there may be very little I change about this bike right away. It functions...
08-12-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By The_Joe

Thanks for the help. Pretty sure it's a 1" stem....

Thanks for the help. Pretty sure it's a 1" stem. Ideally I'll keep the stock stem since it has the guides and pulleys for the brake cable. It also matches the fork. I have a long torso and generally...
08-11-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By The_Joe

I should have specified that this crankset is...

I should have specified that this crankset is real cheap and the three rings are riveted together. I suppose I could just keep it all on there, clean it up, and so the handle bar swap. No harm in...
08-11-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By The_Joe

First MTB conversion. Advice and recommendations needed.

I just picked up a 1994 Marin Muirwood mountain bike that I'm hoping to convert to more of a utility rider. The plan is to put some slicker tires on it, bull horns, rack, fenders, and ditch the front...
08-10-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 81,164
Posted By The_Joe

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

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Had to ride (climb) past (over) this to get down town today. It's a...
08-02-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,739
Posted By The_Joe

Shots of my Cyclone M II bits. I love this...

Shots of my Cyclone M II bits. I love this series....
08-01-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Joe

That's another good reason why I asked the...

That's another good reason why I asked the question in the first place. When I first got into riding vintage bikes 10 or so years ago I only knew very basic stuff to look for. No derailleur hanger...
07-31-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Joe

Great to know. I was unsure if high tensile steel...

Great to know. I was unsure if high tensile steel only came into popularity with the bike boom of the 70s. As if all bikes were finely made machines until they needed to cut costs just to get more...
07-31-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Joe

Fantastic! Thank you, everyone. I knew I...

Fantastic!

Thank you, everyone. I knew I could count on you all for a wealth of history.

This all started because a friend of mine bought a 60s Hercules the other day and I was unsure what was...
07-30-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,829
Posted By The_Joe

A question on frame material eras

I'm well aware of the bike boom era frames made of gas pipe. What was being used before the boom? Were there lower quality steels or was it a matter of 531 (for example) being butted or plain gauge...
07-27-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,139
Posted By The_Joe

If it were close, I'd check it out. The Tour of...

If it were close, I'd check it out. The Tour of Philadelphia unfortunately stopped the year before I moved here. Not far from me and in a cool part of town I certainly would have been in attendance.
07-27-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,139
Posted By The_Joe

The best coffee I've ever had was at...

The best coffee I've ever had was at Intelligentsia.

Was this a crit race? I'd be more inclined to go watch a race that had laps rather than one where everyone goes by once and your view is over...
07-25-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,693
Posted By The_Joe

I just returned from my first ride on my first...

I just returned from my first ride on my first official build. Technically I swapped rims on a wheel years ago but this was the first legitimate build. An FiR rim laced to a tri color rear hub.
...
07-05-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,629
Views: 121,194
Posted By The_Joe

15 miles. First ride in 2 months. All of the...

15 miles. First ride in 2 months. All of the medical professionals I've seen think I've got pinched nerve in my hips. Physical the****** finally gave me the ok to test it out. Boy did it feel good to...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,014
Posted By The_Joe

I sold one in Philly for $50 that still needed...

I sold one in Philly for $50 that still needed work. The buyer was a big time Schwinn fan and all other Varsitys on CL were asking well over $100. Kind of surprised I got $50 to be honest.
06-23-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By The_Joe

Those are some of the coolest hubs I've ever seen.

Those are some of the coolest hubs I've ever seen.
06-23-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By The_Joe

Thanks for the feedback, Chombi. This is...

Thanks for the feedback, Chombi. This is certainly a robust wheel but I am pleased with that. The roads around here get kind of rough so something that will withstand the ride is always appreciated....
06-23-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By The_Joe

Just finished assembling it. Still need to get it...

Just finished assembling it. Still need to get it true and tensioned.
...
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