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Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By SalsaShark

I ride everyday all year, including through all...

I ride everyday all year, including through all sorts of crap in winter on the frozen roads of eastern Iowa, and i have been using the latest generation KMC Eco ProTeq chain on my rain/winter bike...
07-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By SalsaShark

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk
07-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By SalsaShark

Looks like the stock rings from a Shimano XT...

Looks like the stock rings from a Shimano XT FC-M770 crankset, maybe?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By SalsaShark

23-571 would be 650c tires, which have an even...

23-571 would be 650c tires, which have an even smaller bead seat diameter than 650b. I would imagine either the tire or rims are mislabled, as i cannot imagine a 650c could ever be properly mounted...
07-13-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,565
Posted By SalsaShark

Check out Aerotech

Check out Aerotech
07-01-20, 10:39 PM
Forum: Commuting
07-01-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By SalsaShark

Can't go wrong with a Crane bell. Lots of...

Can't go wrong with a Crane bell. Lots of materials/striker type/sizes and mounting styles to choose from. Polished brass always sounds and looks best to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,462
Posted By SalsaShark

Like most people, as a youngster i rode around...

Like most people, as a youngster i rode around for transportation within a few miles radius of my house. Didn't do much riding regularly through college and my 20's and early 30's, but always had a...
06-16-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,567
Posted By SalsaShark

I know i sound like a broken record here, but...

I know i sound like a broken record here, but the Salsa Journeyman should fit the size requirements for the OP.
The Journeyman flat bar geometry chart puts the XS (extra small) frame sized 650b...
06-16-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By SalsaShark

While not the OP's bike, this one has a few...

While not the OP's bike, this one has a few thousand miles under its belt and is Extra Smooth! Might help satisfy your photo deficiency. I will get around to cutting off the excess steerer...
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By SalsaShark

I have attached some photos for reference. Sorry...

I have attached some photos for reference. Sorry about the long-winded description.
These were made with a military surplus 'Musette' bag. I removed the shoulder straps and added hardware for...
06-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,567
Posted By SalsaShark

Salsa Journeyman would be more than capable -...

Salsa Journeyman would be more than capable - great versatile bike for the money! Flat & drop bar options, 650B or 700C wheelsets, Claris drivetrain with subcompact crankset starting under $1,000....
06-11-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By SalsaShark

Hey now! The driftless region in Eastern Iowa is...

Hey now! The driftless region in Eastern Iowa is no joke for hills, especially in my neck of the woods with the steep river bluffs of the Mississippi River. It's hard to find a 50 mile road ride that...
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By SalsaShark

I cut a long 1" wide strip of old inner tube and...

I cut a long 1" wide strip of old inner tube and wrap the chainstay - if you take your time it looks tidy and is extremely durable....
05-30-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By SalsaShark

I would also like a pickle, please

I would also like a pickle, please
05-30-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By SalsaShark

Most cost effective way to make this work would...

Most cost effective way to make this work would be to go with a barend shifter and pair of Tektro brake levers. These brake levers are available for short or long pull, so be sure to get long pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,648
Posted By SalsaShark

This entire excercise is strange and confusing. ...

This entire excercise is strange and confusing. If you want to keep a "trophy bike" why would you disassemble it and package it away where you cannot admire it? Why not mount it on the wall or a...
05-27-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By SalsaShark

The standard Schwalbe Marathon (Greenguard) tires...

The standard Schwalbe Marathon (Greenguard) tires come in a 700x45. Looks like biketiresdirect and universal cycles have this size in stock. These tires are a bit lighter than the Marathon plus...
05-27-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By SalsaShark

I have been happy with the Panaracer Gravelking...

I have been happy with the Panaracer Gravelking SK 48mm for all around use on my 650b wheelset. They roll surprisingly well on pavement, and are great on even gnarly gravel. Looks like they make a...
05-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 67,403
Posted By SalsaShark

Refurbished and sold this GT Force steel road...

Refurbished and sold this GT Force steel road bike this winter. Kinda wanted to keep it, but had bought it to flip, and no room in the stable....
05-14-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,631
Posted By SalsaShark

I have found that if you mount the light on the...

I have found that if you mount the light on the opposite side of the stem from your fork blade's wireless wheel magnet sensor/transmitter that it does not interfere with the data transfer to the...
05-12-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By SalsaShark

Get the correct post size. If it is too big, it...

Get the correct post size. If it is too big, it will not work at all. Too small, it can be shimmed, but if you are buying one anyway, so just get the correct size. While it doesn't sound like much,...
05-08-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By SalsaShark

I would contact them to let them know you...

I would contact them to let them know you recieved the package and see if they would like to retrieve it. I don't try to cheat karma.
05-06-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,286
Posted By SalsaShark

Careful down there.....ingrown hairs are hard to...

Careful down there.....ingrown hairs are hard to address in places you cannot see. I stop short of shaving, and keep things trimmed with one of those little battery powered trimmer jobs.
05-06-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,230
Posted By SalsaShark

A brand new Brooks Team Pro Classic. If they...

A brand new Brooks Team Pro Classic. If they could make one that would never break in, it would be on all of my bikes. Unfortunately, even without any leather treatment or proofide, and the thicker...
05-06-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,411
Posted By SalsaShark

I work in a shop servicing guitars and other...

I work in a shop servicing guitars and other fretted instruments. Same type of clientele, where a select few expect to be placed at the front of the line. I do, however, give them the option of a...
04-23-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By SalsaShark

It should be fine - i would suggest running an 11...

It should be fine - i would suggest running an 11 speed chain, and you may need to adjust your FD to accomodate.
04-22-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 101,881
Posted By SalsaShark

Yeah....i kinda figured after i posted the...

Yeah....i kinda figured after i posted the mission it might be impossible to find an actual working phone booth, as they are apparently as rare as hen's teeth anymore. Honestly, i was surprised to...
04-21-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 101,881
Posted By SalsaShark

Since we seem to have none of these left in my...

Since we seem to have none of these left in my neck of the woods, i would like to see in the Next Mission: A functioning, public telephone booth.
04-21-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 101,881
Posted By SalsaShark

Fenlon Place Elevator. (Re)Built in 1893; claims...

Fenlon Place Elevator. (Re)Built in 1893; claims to be the shortest, steepest railroad in the world. It is used to transport people (and their bikes, if you wish) up and down the steep river bluff of...
04-20-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,315
Posted By SalsaShark

You need to pedal faster

You need to pedal faster
04-20-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By SalsaShark

You could try taking a safe, leisurely ride...

You could try taking a safe, leisurely ride around the neighborhood or in an empty parking lot with the bolt still removed and see if the crank arms come loose. I have heard of people doing this who...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,088
Posted By SalsaShark

Would you ever find you need a lower gear that a...

Would you ever find you need a lower gear that a 28t crank paired with 32t cassette would provide? That is what the OP is going on about. Believe me that i ride plenty of hills, had almost 500000 of...
04-02-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,358
Posted By SalsaShark

Shimano PD-M520 gets my vote. Easy to clip...

Shimano PD-M520 gets my vote. Easy to clip in/out, not too pricey, durable, easy to service, comes in a few colors. I use Shimano touring shoes with a recessed cleat - these pair great with that type...
03-29-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,117
Posted By SalsaShark

In my experience, even the cheapest brake...

In my experience, even the cheapest brake calipers and levers will provide adequate stopping power, even paired with a cheapo chrome plated wheel (in dry conditions) if everything is adjusted...
03-28-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By SalsaShark

To allign the caliper on the Spyre brakes: loosen...

To allign the caliper on the Spyre brakes: loosen cable attachment bolt, back out the 3mm pad adjusters fully, loosen caliper mounting bolts, adjust caliper position so that the disc rotor is dead...
03-28-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,822
Posted By SalsaShark

Just use rubbing alcohol instead

Just use rubbing alcohol instead
03-25-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By SalsaShark

Would be fun to build up a carbon frame with...

Would be fun to build up a carbon frame with downtube shifters!
03-18-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By SalsaShark

Salsa Journeyman has been a great bike. Comes in...

Salsa Journeyman has been a great bike. Comes in at the top end of your budget. Surprisingly nice ride quality, versatile setup, and decent parts buildup. Upgrade things as needed, but I've got about...
03-16-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By SalsaShark

Simple Green, hot water, and a toothbrush. It...

Simple Green, hot water, and a toothbrush. It will gleam like new!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,712
Posted By SalsaShark

Aaahhh...my bad. Eyeballing the caliper...

Aaahhh...my bad. Eyeballing the caliper centering is probably the best solution, then. I find with the bike in a stand, if you can put a bright light to illuminate behind the caliper, it helps to...
01-08-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 101,881
Posted By SalsaShark

Living on the Mississippi river, the bluffs offer...

Living on the Mississippi river, the bluffs offer many roads with grades above 10%....signs indicating such steep grades however are not so common.
01-05-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By SalsaShark

i think the OP is referring to a tire where the...

i think the OP is referring to a tire where the tread is wearing and beginning to flatten the center and square off with a more defined angle near the sidewall, resulting in a tire that wants to stay...
01-04-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,267
Posted By SalsaShark

If you don't have great circulation in the...

If you don't have great circulation in the extremities, and live where winter is real (high temps regularly below 20°f with consistent 10+mph winds) there is no such thing as a good winter glove for...
01-03-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By SalsaShark

My solution to the problem of wind chilling the...

My solution to the problem of wind chilling the crotch is simple and effective. If it is not cold enough to warrant an extra layer on the legs, but cold enough to numb the crotch from excess wind, i...
12-29-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 101,881
Posted By SalsaShark

Late to the game again, posting anyway. Grand...

Late to the game again, posting anyway.
Grand Opera House in my hometown....
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,392
Posted By SalsaShark

That is Barkley the basset hound!

That is Barkley the basset hound!
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,392
Posted By SalsaShark

To my dogs: "Rooo rooo rooo rooo, you puppies!" ...

To my dogs: "Rooo rooo rooo rooo, you puppies!"
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12-21-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 101,881
Posted By SalsaShark

My camera doesn't take great photos of sunsets, ...

My camera doesn't take great photos of sunsets, as this one was much more fiery than the picture shows.
NEXT MISSION: I would like to see your bike next to dogs playing at a dog park!...
12-06-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 101,881
Posted By SalsaShark

I almost snapped a quick photo of my legs and...

I almost snapped a quick photo of my legs and assigned the next mission! 😅
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