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Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By Pop N Wood

I agree with everything in your post, especially...

I agree with everything in your post, especially that beautiful bike you ride, but want to second this quote of yours from my personal experience. Best way I've found to use a solar panel is via a...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By Happy Feet

This topic comes up every so often and I usually...

This topic comes up every so often and I usually say the same thing. It all depends on your power needs and whether you do other outdoor activities that require similar power supply.

For the most...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By mbusky

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of...

I LOVE SOLAR... that feels good to get out of the way. My setup includes a Anker 15 watt folding power sport panel a 22 kma Ravpower storage battery and a meter (Ebay $2.99 from China with...
09-10-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By DMC707

This is a real beauty !!

This is a real beauty !!
09-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 330,497
Posted By daka

Brifters on a Super Course?! Does the Spanish...

Brifters on a Super Course?! Does the Spanish Inquisition thread need to be revived? :)
09-06-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By rccardr

Buy this or similar: ...

Buy this or similar:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-600-AX-Aero-Shift-Lever-Down-Tube-Frame-Mount-Shifters-Vintage/303672055898?hash=item46b443d85a:g:-r8AAOSwB95fTrqz
Remove shifters. Replace...
09-04-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 534
Posted By mitchmellow62

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Especially if...

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Especially if you already have all the components. My bet is that it will work.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,062
Posted By bikemig

I like Gatorskins. I don't have a problem with...

I like Gatorskins. I don't have a problem with how they handle and they do a good job of preventing flats. Plus they're reasonably light weight.
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,134
Posted By veganbikes

How far above, Chris? How far? Call it...

How far above, Chris? How far?

Call it whatever you want to call it. Heck call it a frame pump if you will. As long as you take a butt load of crap and throw it on your bike on a rack or in bags...
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,134
Posted By ups

As others have said, the term "touring" was...

As others have said, the term "touring" was around first. As to why they started using "bike packing" , it probably has as much to do with marketing and opening up a new stream of revenue to the...
08-19-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,295
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I second tomato coupe's comment. I've only seen...

I second tomato coupe's comment. I've only seen a couple of your posts, Borax Kid, but I'd like to point two things out. First, if you're lucky, you too will become a person of vintage. And...
08-19-20, 10:51 AM
08-12-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,958
Posted By BFisher

Would also serve well as a personal profile on a...

Would also serve well as a personal profile on a dating app.
08-12-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,958
Posted By clubman

Longevity, compatibility, rugged good looks,...

Longevity, compatibility, rugged good looks, simplicity, affordability?
Better is very subjective.
I'm stuck in a 7 speed world.
08-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By bikemig

One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of 27...

One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of 27 inch rims are older technology and lack a hook bead. If your rims lack a bead, get a tire with a wire bead and run it around 75 PSI or less depending on...
07-29-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,768
Posted By Classtime

Your frame. Barcons are classic. That's good....

Your frame. Barcons are classic. That's good. Smallish compact cassette and if needed use small chain rings. Do not use a threadless stem adapter. Put non Aero brake levers on it and then 99% of...
07-29-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,768
Posted By ramzilla

Rules? We don't need no stinkin...

Rules? We don't need no stinkin rules...............

Seriously. The only rule about classic and vintage bikes is to get one for as little $ as possible. Put a ton of $ into it in order for it to...
07-28-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By nlerner

Clearly, you all need to think bigger: ...

Clearly, you all need to think bigger:
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07-27-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By Miele Man

Toe-straps can be used to carry extra water...

Toe-straps can be used to carry extra water bottles.

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07-23-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,788
Posted By Phil_gretz

I didn't read any discernible political content...

I didn't read any discernible political content in the original post. You guys need to relax a bit. Not everything is a microaggression meant to victimize you...

I will say that the OP's style...
07-23-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,788
Posted By AlmostTrick

Darn, I missed the political content. :D ...

Darn, I missed the political content. :D

Yes, include body weight training and yoga for the win. But even if one can't (or shouldn't) run long distance any longer, it seems a good idea to...
07-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By cyclic_eric

😆 It definitely isnít just you,Cycle Tourist. I...

😆
It definitely isnít just you,Cycle Tourist. I was hooked by a Peugeot 3-speed in the 80ís, and followed it up with a couple Gitanes.
Each of them had a soft, cushioned ride. I have a theory,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,951
Posted By MoAlpha

God, I hate that too. I like "cycling costume." ...

God, I hate that too. I like "cycling costume."

Cheers, mate.;)
07-20-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,311
Posted By WGB

I say build it up - but - only if you're willing...

I say build it up - but - only if you're willing to get custom decals made for a "Raleigh Intercourse" (catchy name).

Ps wait until April 1st and post it as "an unusual Raleigh" and ask if anyone...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,197,239
Posted By Standalone

Sharing the three eighties rigs we took out on a...

Sharing the three eighties rigs we took out on a 160 mile four day easy
tour around Long Island Sound...
07-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,358
Posted By JohnDThompson

If properly done, brazed-on eyelets should be...

If properly done, brazed-on eyelets should be close enough to strong as integral eyelets as doesn't matter. At Trek, we milled the dropout a little to give more surface area for the joint. A round...
07-14-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,358
Posted By bikemig

P clamps are cheap, strong, and work.

P clamps are cheap, strong, and work.
07-14-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,358
Posted By Salamandrine

IMHO you'll be fine, but make sure they are...

IMHO you'll be fine, but make sure they are brazed with bronze rod. I suspect the framebuilder is just saying "Don't come back to me with your broken eyelet after you let your GF ride on the back...
07-08-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Gconan

Perhaps you could swap the uncomfortable one for...

Perhaps you could swap the uncomfortable one for a different shape? Perhaps where you purchased it they sell other seats? One shape does not fit all. Can this indoor trainer accept a regular bicycle...
07-08-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Gconan

Take gel cover off. Is it the mushy gel covering...

Take gel cover off. Is it the mushy gel covering that is causing the discomfort?
07-05-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By Gresp15C

Now's always the time. ;) I suggest doing your...

Now's always the time. ;) I suggest doing your research so you're ready to buy a bike that meets your needs if it becomes available. In fact, you should have two bikes in mind:

1. A cheaper bike...
07-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By branko_76

It's never a bad time to buy a bike...

It's never a bad time to buy a bike...
07-03-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By Koyote

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't...

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't ever share it with my wife.
07-03-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By Phil_gretz

If you have a working bike that you enjoy, then...

If you have a working bike that you enjoy, then you do not need to buy a bike now. Remember, second or third bicycles are non-necessity luxury items, for your entertainment and enjoyment. Paying a...
06-26-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,147
Posted By AlmostTrick

Now that you know your bikes frame is made of the...

Now that you know your bikes frame is made of the best material available you can enjoy going for a ride even more! :)
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,147
Posted By indyfabz

Steel is real. There. I said it. ...

Steel is real. There. I said it.
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06-26-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,147
Posted By livedarklions

Now you've done it! Cue endless argument.

Now you've done it! Cue endless argument.
06-23-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,321
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Texas is getting bad

Yup, not surprised. At the beginning most people were doing the right thing but after awhile everyone got careless. Now we have a major spike. People here are not realizing that a virus doesnít have...
06-22-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,056
Posted By caloso

Both. I also carry both a spare tube and a patch...

Both. I also carry both a spare tube and a patch kit. Belt and suspenders.
06-22-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,056
Posted By DorkDisk

co2 for short rides, both for longer rides

co2 for short rides, both for longer rides
06-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,683
Posted By Chr0m0ly

Neither my Ď79 514, nor the Ď84 610 I had have...

Neither my Ď79 514, nor the Ď84 610 I had have seat stay rack brazeís. And the 514 had 44.5cm chain stays, so it will take panniers very well.

The single attachment to the brake bridge racks seem...
06-19-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,683
Posted By AeroGut

that was normal for sport touring bikes. The...

that was normal for sport touring bikes. The eyelets are intended for fenders or lightweight racks that attached to the brake bolt. Not intended for a heavier rack that would attach to the seat...
06-18-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,683
Posted By SurferRosa

Fork bent?

Fork bent?
06-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By steve sumner

I forgot at add that when I do the...

I forgot at add that when I do the cleaning/polishing of the stays/forks a nice finishing touch
is to add a decal/sticker at the paint/"chrome" juncture. usually some world champion
stripes or...
06-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By steve sumner

my restoration "trick" for rusted chrome socks on...

my restoration "trick" for rusted chrome socks on forks and stays is to sand away rust and peeling chrome
with emery cloth and continue sand the bare steel until it's smooth. then switch to chrome...
06-11-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 740,997
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks T Mar. I must admit, I am not a fan of...

Thanks T Mar.
I must admit, I am not a fan of the day glo paint schemes of the day and am pretty sure it will fall victim of this upcoming make over.
06-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By steelbikeguy

a pair of steel rims will fix that. ;) ...

a pair of steel rims will fix that. ;)

Steve in Peoria (but the Titanium Swift is pretty nice)
06-08-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By robertj298

I think that might be it. I noticed afterwards my...

I think that might be it. I noticed afterwards my cranks had some play to them so I tightened and rode it again and now there is play again. I'm going to pull it apart tonight and check
06-08-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By merziac

Absolutely depends on the bike, sometimes doesn't...

Absolutely depends on the bike, sometimes doesn't matter as long as its Brooks. ;)
06-08-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By 52telecaster

I use the plastic grommet on the inside of the...

I use the plastic grommet on the inside of the rim and use the nut that came with the tube on the outside.
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