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12-08-15, 12:28 PM
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Posted By beakersbike

Anyone recognize this frame?

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This is a folding frame - the funky thing is how the mounts are so low, either the battery or motor mount is so low below the bottom bracket. Any idea what this might be?
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Views: 232,959
Posted By beakersbike

I totally agree. That Schwinn was my worst case...

I totally agree. That Schwinn was my worst case and even crapped out it brought that in. I think I spent three hours stripping, cleaning and listing the parts, and maybe another hour to 2 packaging,...
09-23-15, 08:35 PM
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Views: 2,059
Posted By beakersbike

It's not a lot different than if you're in a left...

It's not a lot different than if you're in a left turn lane in a car to cross multiple lanes, and someone stops in one lane to wave you through even though traffic in the other lanes isn't stopping....
09-23-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By beakersbike

One of the biggest things I notice in a bib, if...

One of the biggest things I notice in a bib, if it's a bit too big it may not be holding everything up as well. I love my AeroTech bibs but I've lost a bit of weight now and I notice that as the day...
09-23-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By beakersbike

I think with the whole beer thing, it comes down...

I think with the whole beer thing, it comes down to whether beer is a problem for you. Can you stop at 1? Or does it lead to craving more? If it's something that you can do moderation on, then be...
09-23-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By beakersbike

You will need either an allen wrench or a socket...

You will need either an allen wrench or a socket (metric, probably 14 mm) to loosen the bolts to the cranks. You will need a crank puller, they're typically around $15. Then you'll need a bottom...
09-08-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,307
Posted By beakersbike

Slow start - let too many things get in the way...

Slow start - let too many things get in the way of getting out, though I did some good distance on the times I did get out.

September 4 - 35.5 miles
September 6 - 3.4 miles
September 7 - 50.9...
09-08-15, 09:43 AM
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Views: 4,742
Posted By beakersbike

See if there's a Surly Long Haul Trucker or Disc...

See if there's a Surly Long Haul Trucker or Disc Trucker in your size anywhere you can check out. It's going to come in somewhere between your hybrid and the lighter material bikes, but the geometry...
09-05-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By beakersbike

That doc of yours is a keeper. Good for her. ...

That doc of yours is a keeper. Good for her.

I think focusing on weight only is a matter of treating the symptom and not the underlying problem. You and your doc were wise to focus on the...
09-01-15, 07:58 PM
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Views: 2,015
Posted By beakersbike

Guess you could call it a back to back metric...

Guess you could call it a back to back metric century. Pedal the Plains, the 18th to 20th, in eastern Colorado (flat country). 3 days, rides are 37, 63 and 62 miles. Kinda hoping this can get me in a...
09-01-15, 10:35 AM
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Posted By beakersbike

On top of Mount Carbon near Denver - foot hills...

On top of Mount Carbon near Denver - foot hills are only a couple miles away, with Red Rocks off to the right. This is how hazy it has been from the fires out west

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09-01-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By beakersbike

Latest post has been published. The (Above)...

Latest post has been published. The (Above) Average Fred's Guide to Finding the Right Bike for Pedal The Plains....
09-01-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By beakersbike

Dude, that's some commitment. Good on ya!

Dude, that's some commitment. Good on ya!
09-01-15, 09:27 AM
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Views: 6,307
Posted By beakersbike

Big month for me. Going for 450, stretch of 500....

Big month for me. Going for 450, stretch of 500. Sad to see it's already September yet at the same time excited. Pedal the Plains is the 18th to 20th - 3 day 172 mile ride in eastern Colorado, and...
09-01-15, 09:23 AM
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Views: 540
Posted By beakersbike

Awesome progress!

Awesome progress!
09-01-15, 09:18 AM
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Views: 10,464
Posted By beakersbike

August 1 - 3.5 miles August 3 - 7 miles ...

August 1 - 3.5 miles
August 3 - 7 miles
August 4 - 11.3 miles
August 5 - 3.5 miles
August 7 - 6.2 miles
August 9 - 11.7 miles
August 10 - 30.6 miles
August 11 - 19.1 miles
August 14 - 13.5...
08-31-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By beakersbike

I think the simplicity is what appeals. One less...

I think the simplicity is what appeals. One less piece to maintain and adjust is never a bad thing, and there's something to be said about shifting just on the one side. Those SRAM rear cogs go from...
08-27-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By beakersbike

Got my first post submitted. The (Above) Average...

Got my first post submitted. The (Above) Average Fred's Guide to Training for Pedal The Plains. (http://www.pedaltheplains.com/2015/08/the-above-average-freds-guide-to-training-for-pedal-the-plains/)
08-25-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,047
Posted By beakersbike

One to two grams per pound of body weight of...

One to two grams per pound of body weight of protein? So even if you're on the lower end of the Clyde Spectrum that's 200 to 400 gram of protein.

That's some serious kidney problems waiting to...
08-25-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,047
Posted By beakersbike

You're sure about that? Just sayin... black...

You're sure about that? Just sayin... black beans, air quality issues....
08-24-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 10,464
Posted By beakersbike

August 1 - 3.5 miles August 3 - 7 miles ...

August 1 - 3.5 miles
August 3 - 7 miles
August 4 - 11.3 miles
August 5 - 3.5 miles
August 7 - 6.2 miles
August 9 - 11.7 miles
August 10 - 30.6 miles
August 11 - 19.1 miles
August 14 - 13.5...
08-22-15, 08:53 PM
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Views: 860
Posted By beakersbike

Pedal the Plains Colorado

I signed up for Pedal the Plains, a 3 day 170 mile ride in eastern Colorado. I saw it as a great starter ride, it's not as long and doesn't have the killer climbs like Ride the Rockies or Copper...
08-22-15, 08:00 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By beakersbike

Very cool. I've thought about somethign like...

Very cool. I've thought about somethign like that, though I never really though about the bar end idea. Might have to try something like that.
08-22-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,887
Posted By beakersbike

When I had a body mass analysis done the results...

When I had a body mass analysis done the results came back that I really wouldn't want to go below 225.
08-22-15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By beakersbike

If what you are doing is what I think it is, I've...

If what you are doing is what I think it is, I've been thinking about trying that setup. as I think it might be a bit more of a natural position. So essentially you've got the bar ends portion raised...
08-22-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By beakersbike

The rack was the toughest part to figure out. I...

The rack was the toughest part to figure out. I blindly ordered a Wald with a wood deck to match the fenders but didn't pay attention to the dimensions and it doesn't actually fit over the fenders. ...
08-20-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 10,464
Posted By beakersbike

August 1 - 3.5 miles August 3 - 7 miles ...

August 1 - 3.5 miles
August 3 - 7 miles
August 4 - 11.3 miles
August 5 - 3.5 miles
August 7 - 6.2 miles
August 9 - 11.7 miles
August 10 - 30.6 miles
August 11 - 19.1 miles
August 14 - 13.5...
08-20-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By beakersbike

Carl's Jr bought out Hardees in 1997 and the two...

Carl's Jr bought out Hardees in 1997 and the two have more or less morphed into one another.

Anyway, so as not to hijack the thread - I completely know that feeling of struggling to get back on...
08-20-15, 01:29 PM
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Views: 925
Posted By beakersbike

Trucking

About got my build done.

I had rebuilt an old Fuji for doing longer road rides. I got to where I realized I was going to need to still sink some pretty real money into that thing and figured if...
08-20-15, 12:13 PM
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Views: 10,464
Posted By beakersbike

Late start on this - Was gone for vacation first...

Late start on this - Was gone for vacation first part of month. Shooting for 400 - behind pace at the moment.

August 1 - 3.5 miles
August 3 - 7 miles
August 4 - 11.3 miles
August 5 - 3.5 miles...
08-13-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By beakersbike

I got some Exulstar sandals - LOVE them. They...

I got some Exulstar sandals - LOVE them. They have the option to add the cleats, however they work great for me on platform pedals, have good grip, and are even fairly decent for walking around.
08-11-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By beakersbike

Thank you to those that helped out. Got the call...

Thank you to those that helped out. Got the call today that i was selected as one of the correspondents.

For any that are interested, I'll link here any of my entries.

(edited to say got the...
08-11-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By beakersbike

At 6 foot 5, i find 62 to 64 cm tend to fit for...

At 6 foot 5, i find 62 to 64 cm tend to fit for me, so you might be just right at 60.
08-11-15, 12:19 PM
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Views: 526
Posted By beakersbike

I know the feeling. I had the last couple of...

I know the feeling. I had the last couple of parts for my bike build waiting for me at the bike shop - of course traffic HAD to be slow when I'm trying to get there before they close up.

Those are...
08-09-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 88,832
Posted By beakersbike

I can remember running a voice activated tape...

I can remember running a voice activated tape recorder one time - I was single at the time and wondering if I snored - holy cow the sound was gastly.

And in an attempt to de,-hijackify this...
08-09-15, 07:34 PM
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Views: 88,832
Posted By beakersbike

There is one reason I would resist doing a trip...

There is one reason I would resist doing a trip that includes camping out along the way: Something a lot of us clydes and former clydes can relate to: Where could I plug my CPAP in? I'd need that...
08-09-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,446
Posted By beakersbike

Maybe it's just because I just got one, but I...

Maybe it's just because I just got one, but I would suggest looking at a touring bike, something with the handlebars right around if not slightly above seat height. It's more relaxed than a racing...
08-09-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By beakersbike

A while back my wife came across a good fix for...

A while back my wife came across a good fix for that condition - admittedly doesn't help with the flat situation but definitely helps avoid the disembowelment (LOVED that term - good one)

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08-07-15, 07:13 AM
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Views: 88,832
Posted By beakersbike

Thanks man, I just spit out my coffee.

Thanks man, I just spit out my coffee.
08-06-15, 11:08 AM
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Views: 88,832
Posted By beakersbike

I think there are a few reasons he is seen as...

I think there are a few reasons he is seen as such an inspiration. I've been pretty close to the 400 mark (maybe over at some point - I tended to avoid the scale). I know how trapped you can feel...
08-05-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 88,832
Posted By beakersbike

Guess he's got to step it up then since he's only...

Guess he's got to step it up then since he's only got about 2 and a half months left
08-04-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 88,832
Posted By beakersbike

It's definitely getting interesting. Eric replied...

It's definitely getting interesting. Eric replied that the live feed thing is not going to happen, worried about his safety. This Brett guy replied he's an investigative reporter and he's got his...
08-04-15, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By beakersbike

Thanks for the likes. Only 6'5. The sign...

Thanks for the likes.

Only 6'5. The sign strategically covers the mid section - might not have been a good idea. If I'm playing up on the angle if the old fat guy can do this, well the grey beard...
08-04-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 88,832
Posted By beakersbike

Doesn't that kind of assume him riding to the top...

Doesn't that kind of assume him riding to the top of the hill to begin with?
08-04-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By beakersbike

One more reason I LOVE my Aerotech bib and jersey...

One more reason I LOVE my Aerotech bib and jersey - they are definitely very slimming
08-03-15, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By beakersbike

My entry fee is covered if I'm selected. But...

My entry fee is covered if I'm selected. But then, I'm already registered and paid up, so that might be moot.

If the bike weren't too small for me, I would almost be tempted - It's a 1955...
08-03-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By beakersbike

Help Further the Cause of Clydes on Rides

I need your help.

In September, I'm going to be doing Pedal the Plains, a 3 day 172 mile supported bike tour in eastern Colorado.

They're looking to pick some folks to help promote the event...
08-03-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,701
Posted By beakersbike

If your Trek bike is steel and isn't rusted, that...

If your Trek bike is steel and isn't rusted, that frame is going to hold you just fine. Trek made some gorgeous steel bikes back in the day. Without seeing that bike, I would say you have a better...
07-31-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By beakersbike

Here's the replacement. 62 cm Surly Disc Trucker...

Here's the replacement. 62 cm Surly Disc Trucker - SRAM X5/X7 2x10 components. Trekking bars - saddle is temp while waiting for Brooks Imperial Flyer to arrive. 468318
07-31-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,892
Posted By beakersbike

Just finished the build - 6'4 - 62 cm frame Surly...

Just finished the build - 6'4 - 62 cm frame Surly Disc Trucker. 4 mile shakedown cruise, so far so good.
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