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04-15-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 861
Sticky Pub 51
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Posted By treebound

Well, the problem Trek now belongs to a new...

Well, the problem Trek now belongs to a new owner, new owner has a relative who works at a bike shop, problem solved.

And apparently I have a minor problem with bicycle tire pumps. When I see a...
04-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 861
Sticky Pub 51
Views: 156,920
Posted By treebound

Random ramblings: I recently bought a used Trek...

Random ramblings:
I recently bought a used Trek 800, basic budget bread and butter bike. Looked like it just needed a little attention, so I figured Iíd fix it up and get it ridable again, and when...
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By treebound

Rack update to fit the recumbent

I have a Rans recumbent that I bought locally last year, and it was way too long to fit the bike rack. And hanging the bike upside down on the arms of the trunk rack didnít set well with me. Then I...
03-15-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By treebound

The e-bike metrics makes sense for an update. ...

The e-bike metrics makes sense for an update.

I wouldn't be surprised about the color update, but probably won't upgrade my current Bolt just for the color.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By treebound

I’m going to check the rim widths of my road bike...

I’m going to check the rim widths of my road bike wheels, and if wider then I will begin some tire swapping checks.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By treebound

The rims are narrow. The problem is the height of...

The rims are narrow. The problem is the height of the tire which rubs against the rear side of the seat tube.

I think I still have an pair of dried out 700x23 tires that are shorter than the 20’s...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By treebound

Thanks for the input, kind of the conclusion that...

Thanks for the input, kind of the conclusion that I'm coming to.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By treebound

Tri bike rear dropout mod for tire size options

Iíve got a Trek Equinox 7 from around 2008, and even though it was specíd with 23mm wide tires when new, modern 23mm tires wonít clear the seat tube so I had to find a 700x20mm tire and 20mm tires...
03-04-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 873
Posted By treebound

Apparently I missed the other recent thread. ...

Apparently I missed the other recent thread.

For me, I may or may not spend time cleaning the bike depending upon how dirty/greasy it is and what it is. Some bikes I will get down to toothbrush...
03-03-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By treebound

Thanks

Thanks
03-02-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By treebound

2010 Felt F5 headset adjustment question

I just bought a 2010 Felt F5 c/f road bike and while looking things over closer and making some minor adjustments I see some marks on the steerer tube expander (insert correct modern terminology for...
02-03-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By treebound

For me personally, I'd first look at pedal based...

For me personally, I'd first look at pedal based power meters since they are easy to swap between bikes.

Then work with the meter and the person you are training with and learn how to utilize the...
11-10-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,674
Posted By treebound

Near the Oak Leaf trail south of Milwaukee WI,...

Near the Oak Leaf trail south of Milwaukee WI, got out for a 13 mile lunchtime ride yesterday.
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10-02-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,856
Posted By treebound

I’ve been in a reduction mode for awhile now, I...

I’ve been in a reduction mode for awhile now, I believe I currently have more floor pumps than bicycles. 🤷🏻‍♂️😬🚴🏻‍♂️

I have several that I intend to clean and lube and make functional again...
07-14-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By treebound

Redirecting

(Rethinking options)
06-21-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By treebound

Initial pics ...

Initial pics


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06-20-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By treebound

Oops, went for one, came home with four, oops

Sometimes things just sort of happen.

Took a drive this morning to go look at an inexpensive Lotus road bike to work on as a project.

One thing led to another, plus a couple random stops on the...
05-31-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 404,595
Posted By treebound

Well, that didnít last long, the Scott mtb with...

Well, that didnít last long, the Scott mtb with the salmon and yellow colors is now someoneís new 4H project.
And, well, never say never.
Iíve been telling myself no more 27Ē wheeled road bikes,...
05-29-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 404,595
Posted By treebound

no idea on the year yet.

no idea on the year yet.
05-29-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 404,595
Posted By treebound

I picked this up yesterday to fix and sell. Spent...

I picked this up yesterday to fix and sell. Spent about an hour or two on it last night just fixing major issues and hodgepodging it enough to get it ridable. Not sure yet how far Iíll go on it....
05-24-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 668,903
Posted By treebound

oops, Minoura. At least ai got a couple letters...

oops, Minoura. At least ai got a couple letters correct.😇
05-24-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 668,903
Posted By treebound

Not in the mail, but found yesterday in a local...

Not in the mail, but found yesterday in a local thrift shop, a bag of Miyata labeled water bottle cages.

At this price I donít care if their color matches any of my bikes. 😎
...
05-17-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By treebound

I wound up selling this one locally awhile ago....

I wound up selling this one locally awhile ago. Just couldn’t get the fit right for me. The guy who bought it really liked it. The bike did have a lot of interesting aspects and features.
05-16-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 689,807
Posted By treebound

Recently bought this lightly used Trek 1.5, so...

Recently bought this lightly used Trek 1.5, so far it is working well.
...
02-18-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By treebound

Uh, what is a dead bird cap?

Uh, what is a dead bird cap?
12-06-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 836,046
Posted By treebound

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A size or two too tall for me, but I can adjust to...
12-06-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7,104
Views: 836,046
Posted By treebound

Hopefully one or both of these will go to a new...

Hopefully one or both of these will go to a new owner today.
Trek 930 mtb, Kona H-onky Tonk roadish bike. (Apparently part of the Kona’s name triggers a bad word filter, probably why Kona renamed...
12-06-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By treebound

Very nice. I’m afraid to ask what something like...

Very nice. I’m afraid to ask what something like that sells for.
11-01-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By treebound

The older tires that were on the bike when I...

The older tires that were on the bike when I bought it were 23c, but were well beyond being safe.

I think I will start casually shopping around for 650b wheels and play with a conversion if I...
11-01-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By treebound

2008 Trek Equinox 7 rear dropout modification

I’ve got a 2008 Trek Equinox E7 that will not fit new tires larger than 20mm. It was originally spec’d with 700x23c tires, but modern 23c tires are apparently taller than older 23c tires. I tried...
10-17-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 34,212
Posted By treebound

Somewhere on the internat “way back machine”...

Somewhere on the internat “way back machine” (archive.org maybe, where older internet pages are sometimes archived, nickname related to the cartoon Mr. Peabody and his wayback machine) there is a...
10-12-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 34,212
Posted By treebound

A Naloxone kit? Not a typical thing to see on a...

A Naloxone kit? Not a typical thing to see on a bike. There is probably a joke in there somewhere about the feeling some get riding a Softride bike.

I sold the yellow Softride I bought a few years...
07-30-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 689,807
Posted By treebound

I might have to search for a Lemond saddle too. 8)

I might have to search for a Lemond saddle too. 8)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 116,445
Posted By treebound

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Just brought this one home today, 2003 Nevada City...
07-28-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 689,807
Posted By treebound

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I just brought this one home today, all Iíve done...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By treebound

Right now the Novara is losing to the 520. So now...

Right now the Novara is losing to the 520. So now I’m leaning toward gravelizing the Novara to buy it a little more time in the stable.
(“Gravelizing” is a word, right?)
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By treebound

I hadn’t really given the Novara’s shifters much...

I hadn’t really given the Novara’s shifters much thought, thanks.
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By treebound

I like the idea of comparing how each one handles...

I like the idea of comparing how each one handles when fully loaded, I think that’s my plan of attack. All good input above, thank you.
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By treebound

1995 Trek 520 vs 2001 Novara Randonee

Just for fun, looking for opinions in case I decide to downsize some more and sell off redundancy.

1995 Trek 520, 3x7 gearing, barend shifters

2001 Novara Randonee, 3x8 gearing, brake/shifters...
06-26-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,870
Views: 689,807
Posted By treebound

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I managed to sell off some little used bikes and some project...
06-13-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By treebound

That where it’s got to be for the brake pads to...

That where it’s got to be for the brake pads to meet the rim, it is also close to where it was with the original nylon (teflon?) spacers. The brake pads are basically all the way down about as far as...
06-13-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By treebound

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Picked up a parts bike at a yard sale on the way...
06-13-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By treebound

ďbicycle dropout spacerĒ was the magic words,...

ďbicycle dropout spacerĒ was the magic words, thanks. Even looks like Surly makes something called Monkey Nuts.
Iíll stop at Benís on the way home today.
06-13-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By treebound

I’m just thinking to make things easier when...

I’m just thinking to make things easier when putting the wheel back in. With the rear brake mounted below the chainstays it makes the fore/aft positioning of the wheel a little more critical.
06-13-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By treebound

Axle slot fillers? Puch mtb

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06-10-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,738
Posted By treebound

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This one just passed through my garage, the longer...
06-05-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By treebound

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I took a few minutes tonight and tried the 700c...
06-02-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By treebound

I think I’ll just call it a model year...

I think I’ll just call it a model year 1977+6-or-so

bwilli88,
I will keep you in mind
06-01-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By treebound

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06-01-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,190
Posted By treebound

I found an old saddle in a corner of my garage...

I found an old saddle in a corner of my garage that says Voyageur on the rear of it and it even has some red accents that make a nice match to the bike. Has sort of a grippy cloth-like covering that...
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