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08-29-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,970
Posted By Duo

even at those higher inflation rates, the bicycle...

even at those higher inflation rates, the bicycle is noticeably more comfortable than my trek 1500 by miles. normally i let the tires go down to 50 or 60 and refill as i don't care to pump them up...
08-29-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,970
Posted By Duo

my fuji touring bike wears 32s in the back and...

my fuji touring bike wears 32s in the back and 35s in the front; also rock hard inflation, my pump gives me psi, so i do about 80 psi. my other bikes use 25s and i inflate to about 100psi.

i can...
08-17-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,085
Posted By Duo

i use 35mm on my fuji touring front wheel. the...

i use 35mm on my fuji touring front wheel. the back still has 32mm, it would prolly accept 35mm too. the ride is very cadillac like vs my racing bike.
08-11-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By Duo

curious about the holes in the drill press belt,...

curious about the holes in the drill press belt, perhaps for cooling?
08-07-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,546
Posted By Duo

this is a subject that needs to be reviewed on...

this is a subject that needs to be reviewed on occasion.

why?

this is about safety. sure we could 'search the forums' if it occurs to us to think about it much. but for those of us who use the...
08-07-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,546
Posted By Duo

great suggestion on affordable mirrors. lately i...

great suggestion on affordable mirrors. lately i have been thinking to get serious about this. when you get yours, we would like to know how your experience with this is.

Edit, this mirror is a...
08-03-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,658
Posted By Duo

many of us will never bother spreading a frame...

many of us will never bother spreading a frame but are quite content with how the bicycle was originally made. if i wanted a 10 speed rear end then i would buy a bicycle that was built with one. my...
08-03-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Duo

thank you Speed of Lite, and a blast from the...

thank you Speed of Lite, and a blast from the past. the International was my first serious bicycle coming from the mass whatevers we had as a kid.

currently i ride a Fuji Touring, quite heavy in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 29,112
Posted By Duo

my tires normally inflated to 80psi front and...

my tires normally inflated to 80psi front and back. however my front tire is 35mm and the back is 32mm; my question is: should i keep my fatter tire on the front of the bike for a better comfy ride...
07-25-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By Duo

great. i haven't tried 38c but i do like the 35c...

great. i haven't tried 38c but i do like the 35c on my front and 32c on the rear. the wider front tire helps with grip and steering, a more secure feeling. my racing bike generally sleeps in the...
07-25-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By Duo

good job RB. touring bikes are like cadillacs,...

good job RB. touring bikes are like cadillacs, the ride is comfy with those wider tires. i ride an old fugi touring bike and the ride is very different from my trek racing bike. both are great,...
07-25-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,379
Posted By Duo

yep. before covid, i could buy an old thousand...

yep. before covid, i could buy an old thousand dollar bike from the dealer for 200. actually an old thousand dollar bike is really a 2,000 dollar bike for inflation. the old bikes he would blow out...
07-24-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Duo

wow, ok i totally misjudged Japan, never been...

wow, ok i totally misjudged Japan, never been there or Hawaii. don't think i would wanna leave any of those places living in the cold midwest.

it just seemed to me that mountain biking was mostly...
07-24-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Duo

yeah, beautiful island. it may be best to...

yeah, beautiful island.

it may be best to leave it in your condo and then buy one in Japan. best of both worlds.

what's mountain biking like in Japan? is it popular or just minor niche?
07-20-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By Duo

thanks. normally i ride road bikes, but would...

thanks. normally i ride road bikes, but would like to use my mtb a bit more on the road without additional wheel expense. currently i ride a touring bike with wide tires and so much more...
07-20-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By Duo

to use these narrower tires on a mtb, do we need...

to use these narrower tires on a mtb, do we need new wheels or can we use stock oem mtb wheels the bike comes with? thanks.
07-17-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,311
Posted By Duo

i use strapless bicycle toe clips; amazon has...

i use strapless bicycle toe clips; amazon has tons of them.

https://www.amazon.com/EVO-Double-Quick-Strapless-Clips/dp/B004QMJ9EQ/ref=sr_1_24?keywords=toe+clips&qid=1658086361&sr=8-24

this is...
07-14-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Duo

yep, me too. and i wish Schwinn were still...

yep, me too. and i wish Schwinn were still around; i grew up with Varsity/Continentals. never bought one but went with a Nishiki International instead.

the stem shifters were a plus IMHO, and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 29,112
Posted By Duo

good answer. i routinely inflate my tires to the...

good answer. i routinely inflate my tires to the recommended pressure or may 5 to 10 psi over. after riding a week the pressure may be down 10 psi or so, very easy to add the extra pressure or not.
...
07-08-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Duo

good rundown on their line. i work with a lot of...

good rundown on their line. i work with a lot of older bikes and shimano has abandoned that market, good to know that microshift works well with 7,8,9 speed bicycles. we can all hope that shimano...
07-08-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,706
Posted By Duo

agree looks fine. $40 tape is a new one though,...

agree looks fine. $40 tape is a new one though, i normally don't bother with the tape unless it is getting really bad. i buy bikes used and just wash the tape as needed and generally looks ok.
07-06-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Duo

the Advent seems to be their upscale derailleur;...

the Advent seems to be their upscale derailleur; i just need 'good enuf' and am hoping the microSHIFT MTB Mezzo Rear Derailleur RD-R45L to be adequate for the task.

after thinking about it, i...
07-06-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Duo

thanks. my Fuji Touring is a 3x9 too and mostly...

thanks. my Fuji Touring is a 3x9 too and mostly run on rural flat land roads, not much shifting required.

clutch? i have seen mention of the clutch, but never have seen a 'clutch' on a bicycle. is...
07-06-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Duo

microshift 9 speed rear derailleur replacement

my Fuji Touring 9 speed bicycle needs a replacement for the Shimano Deore rear derailleur on it presently.

sniffing around on the net seems that microSHIFT is a good alternative to the higher...
07-13-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,593
Posted By Duo

happened to see this thread after all these years...

happened to see this thread after all these years come up. in the end, i just leave the bike as it and just maintain it. having a variety of bikes makes it worthwhile to leave things as they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,826
Posted By Duo

about what my 36mm fat tire does. the forums...

about what my 36mm fat tire does. the forums seems to be encouraging us to try fatter tires, i had a 36mm laying around and tried it. the touring bike is comfy with those but no racer....slower. ...
04-18-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Duo

yep. those older higher end aluminum bikes are...

yep. those older higher end aluminum bikes are like rocket ships and very durable. i have one almost like it and don't see a need for anything else at the moment. before the current shortage those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,826
Posted By Duo

how do you like your 36mm tires? i use 36mm...

how do you like your 36mm tires? i use 36mm tires on my touring bike and they seem to be comfy, although the back tire is just 32mm, but close enuf.

36mm on the front seems to give the bicycle...
04-15-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Duo

very nice bike. keep us updated with a ride...

very nice bike. keep us updated with a ride report.
04-08-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,305
Posted By Duo

my riding is mostly road biking; recently i got...

my riding is mostly road biking; recently i got my old mountain bikes out of storage and the tires were not to stout. the side walls had deteriorated being outside under a tarp, so went into rehab...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,256
Posted By Duo

is this still an issue buying items that are...

is this still an issue buying items that are shipped and sold from Amazon?
04-01-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By Duo

thanks, good catch. hopefully the best of...

thanks, good catch.

hopefully the best of all worlds. good price and better quality........should we hold our breath? after reading this thread, i decided to visit Wally's bicycle offerings and...
04-01-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,375
Posted By Duo

My Wallmart is carrying Bike Shop brand tubes for...

My Wallmart is carrying Bike Shop brand tubes for 5 bucks. It is a new brand i spose as the sign claims them to be....

Anyone use these?

They had 2 sizes of 700c and i picked up the 25-32mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 47,065
Posted By Duo

Harbor Freight still sells a big tube of patches,...

Harbor Freight still sells a big tube of patches, now $5. https://www.harborfreight.com/inner-tube-repair-kit-47614.html

Still the same problem with the tiny glue tube. Think I need to look at...
03-05-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Duo

recent advances in DT shifting? more humor I...

recent advances in DT shifting? more humor I suppose?
10-13-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,489
Posted By Duo

wow, didn't know you can get 10 speed to work...

wow, didn't know you can get 10 speed to work with DT shifting...next trick is to get the thing to do Index Shifting, but probably not?

eventually my brifters are gonna head south on my more...
10-13-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,489
Posted By Duo

agree noglider. in the end it is mostly the...

agree noglider. in the end it is mostly the condition of your equipment and how it is treated. i use old and new, but knowing the complexity of brifters internally doesn't give overwhelming...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,872
Posted By Duo

it could be different, or perhaps the tube is...

it could be different, or perhaps the tube is built different and more air free. the 8 oz. glue bottle will prolly last longer and the cheaper 8 oz Slime would be much better at 6 bucks than the...
10-11-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,489
Posted By Duo

normally i ride the hoods than drops with my DT...

normally i ride the hoods than drops with my DT shifters, no reason not too. i use the drops in a head wind, but not often. i am not after a 'vintage look', no one cares, why bother. my choice of...
10-11-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,850
Posted By Duo

bicycling mag used to be my go to. anyone think...

bicycling mag used to be my go to. anyone think they may return to greatness again?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,872
Posted By Duo

Rema glue? wow, they come in giant bottles, but...

Rema glue? wow, they come in giant bottles, but found the slime brand very cheap on Amazon , 6 bucks.
...
10-10-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,883
Posted By Duo

never had a problem with water bottles, the cage...

never had a problem with water bottles, the cage and bottles always seem to fit. a good accessory would be a padded ergonomic road seat, the hard bench racing seat doesn't cut it for me.
10-10-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,553
Posted By Duo

true. usually it is safe buying from the LBS...

true. usually it is safe buying from the LBS used, and deals are fairly good here. same with a private seller, all of my experiences have been positive, there really isn't much money in used road...
10-10-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,474
Posted By Duo

i would go with no, but it could be yes. after...

i would go with no, but it could be yes. after buying very nice road bikes for 200 or less on craigs list, bikes originally going for much more new.

the health benefits and fun make this quite...
10-07-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,753
Posted By Duo

Robert, just curious why you would want one? i...

Robert, just curious why you would want one? i have been riding one all summer and like the simplicity, and it just has a 6 speed rear tranny, more than enuf for flat landers. the bike i ride is an...
10-06-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By Duo

nice bike, the attraction to me is the simplicity...

nice bike, the attraction to me is the simplicity of the down tube shifters. my old trek 1000 has the same thing, indexed DT shifters and just fun to ride. when i bought it initially i had buyers...
09-26-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,126
Posted By Duo

thanks. simple and cheap, complications i don't...

thanks. simple and cheap, complications i don't need.
09-26-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,126
Posted By Duo

nice mirror. would you happen to have an amazon...

nice mirror. would you happen to have an amazon link for that model? thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,556
Posted By Duo

nice metal clips, best of all bicycle worlds. i...

nice metal clips, best of all bicycle worlds. i use a cheap pair of plastic clips from nashbar and very tough for years, doesn't wanna break. thanks for the picture, thought i would have to drum...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,556
Posted By Duo

bingo! plastic toe clips without the straps, the...

bingo! plastic toe clips without the straps, the best of all worlds. slip in and out easily, light weight and wear any shoes. i am too old to be falling with my bicycle, so i use clips and other...
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