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Forum: Touring
01-14-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,009
Posted By mstateglfr

This thead is officially cycco'd!

This thead is officially cycco'd!
01-13-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,376
Posted By jon c.

Not hard at all. There was a time when all...

Not hard at all.

There was a time when all road bikes had them and no one gave it a second thought.
Forum: Touring
01-13-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,009
Posted By cyccommute

Been doing it for almost 40 years. I will point...

Been doing it for almost 40 years. I will point out that nearly every mountain bike made in the last 20 years has a chain protector on the driveside chain stay. Even 1x sold today have them. Chain...
11-12-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Dylansbob

I'm really doing townie conversions -- 1989 Cannondale Black Lightning

Sorry for the dirty background, it was brisk this morning and I was under-jacketed.

Here's a recent cannondale find. I've been going a bit nuts buying this fall, this makes 8 since August. ...
10-30-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Kdogbikes

Good of you to be fixing up the Kuwahara. Pretty...

Good of you to be fixing up the Kuwahara. Pretty nice bikes. I bought a couger frame and fork couple years ago. Was planning to build drop bar but went other direction. ...
09-05-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,982
Posted By katsup

Look for models that have Deore (LX, DX, XT,...

Look for models that have Deore (LX, DX, XT, etc...) components. Manufactures use these higher end components on their better frames.
08-29-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,257
Posted By pakeboi

Trek's New Gravel Bike , 520 Grando

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/adventure-touring-bikes/520/520-grando/p/33474/?colorCode=bluedark

...
07-21-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,706
Posted By iab

Ironically, the French said it best, je ne sais...

Ironically, the French said it best, je ne sais quoi.
07-21-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,706
Posted By Classtime

Is it because bikes built by Italians have won...

Is it because bikes built by Italians have won more races than bikes built by non-Italians?
07-09-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 10,810
Posted By CV-6

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/610x412/q7exd3a_b23b1d9eb0bd35ee74b18b4ec1cc4683bc13f534.png
06-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,697
Posted By tricky

Gunnar does a great job and they are solidly...

Gunnar does a great job and they are solidly influenced by C&V. They have that strong Schwinn and Waterford connection by nature of still being owned by the Schwinn family. I really want a Hyper-X...
06-08-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By CyclingFool95

Ultra torque good, power torque bad Ultra shift...

Ultra torque good, power torque bad
Ultra shift good, power shift bad.
That about covers it.
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In all seriousness, the Ultra shift appears on the hgiher end groups, and allows for more...
05-14-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,686
Posted By jbchybridrider

Posting this because I think it's a good guide to...

Posting this because I think it's a good guide to follow for anyone to have a go at painting bike frames and get good results with basic supplies from the store.
Worth the watch...

...
05-13-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By katsup

I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called...

I remember when "extreme gravelling" was called mountain biking.
05-05-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By cb400

Oversized early MTB brake cable solution

I just wanted to share a solution I found (on an old google group by someone called Steve Sr.) for Deore DX SLR or similar brake levers requiring a now obsolete style of brake cable end. The...
05-02-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,079
Posted By Litespud

most people seeing you on a bike will think...

most people seeing you on a bike will think youíre a weirdo anyway - so whereís the harm?
04-15-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,488
Posted By tyrion

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist....

Triples are only for the very advanced bicyclist. Beginners should start with a single chainring, then after a few years move up to a double chainring, then after decades of experience move up to a...
04-15-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,488
Posted By cyccommute

Get less baggy pants.

Get less baggy pants.
04-11-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23,869
Views: 2,798,658
Posted By jackbombay

I do plan on using contact cement to glue pieces...

I do plan on using contact cement to glue pieces of inner tube on the inside of the chain guard to get rid of chain slap noise.
04-09-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,330
Posted By pbass

I guess it depends on your definition of a decent...

I guess it depends on your definition of a decent quality steel frame. For example brands like All City and Surly make steel bikes that IMHO are good quality steel, affordable, and ride great (better...
04-09-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,330
Posted By delbiker1

I have no desire to be mainstream in any case. I...

I have no desire to be mainstream in any case. I stopped getting Bicycling Mag years ago because they had very few articles or information anymore that pertain to my two wheeled world, or that I...
04-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,330
Posted By grayEZrider

follow the money

Magazine profits come from ad sales. How many (any?) ads were for steel bikes?
04-09-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,166
Posted By fliplap

Vintage touring bikes are just the ticket for a...

Vintage touring bikes are just the ticket for a gravel rig. They were largely meant to fit fenders over 32s, which means 700x38 fits many just a treat. Hereís my Koga Miyata Randonneur Extra in...
04-08-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,166
Posted By randyjawa

After seeking the kind of bike I like to ride,...

After seeking the kind of bike I like to ride, coupled with tractor like durability, all of which is supported buy a soft ride, go mountain bike......
04-05-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 150,371
Posted By blart

Originally posted this build in the drop bar...

Originally posted this build in the drop bar conversion thread as it was originally drop bar conversion. I did not know this thread existed and it fits much better here:

1987 Specialized "Street...
04-03-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 150,371
Posted By reluctantsuburb

Haha, fair enough! And will do

Haha, fair enough! And will do
04-02-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,600
Posted By sweeks

Maybe something from RIVENDELL...

Maybe something from RIVENDELL (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/shifting?page=1)?
03-31-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By natterberry

Itís not.

Itís not.
03-28-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 32,073
Posted By gorillimo

Pretty well what put me onto my Surly Cross...

Pretty well what put me onto my Surly Cross Check. Riv had a Clem demo in my size for $1299. I kept hovering on the button, then this Surly showed up on craigslist. Mechanic owned, less than 350...
03-28-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,749
Posted By dwmckee

You will get a variety of opinions on here of...

You will get a variety of opinions on here of course. For me, I own a Steel Renegade and have ridden the 9er as well. The 9er has a nice paint job and is somewhat ligter, but I do not feel it is...
03-11-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By TugaDude

I don't believe they are re-branded Formula hubs....

I don't believe they are re-branded Formula hubs. For one thing they have round holes and Formulas are not. The other thing the V.O. have going for them is that the axles are chrome plated and are...
03-08-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By Theypeedonmyrug

Tres Ratones joke

My cat is a comedian. He prepared this elaborate joke for me in the corner of our living room:...
03-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By indyfabz

My kitty is available for rent. He knocked over...

My kitty is available for rent. He knocked over my floor pump in his battle with this one.

...
02-14-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By Koyote

I did not perceive dwmckee as suggesting that...

I did not perceive dwmckee as suggesting that ďsick and dying people are less important than getting a bike.Ē In fact, I really donít know how you got that from his post.
10-18-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,812
Posted By gfk_velo

That's just about money, nothing else. There...

That's just about money, nothing else.

There were 3 / 18 World Tour teams on Campag in 2019, plus some additional support to teams with Fulcrum..

Alongside that there are 3 / 24...
08-30-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,211
Posted By Homebrew01

Well, I think the topic's been pretty well...

Well, I think the topic's been pretty well covered.
Closed
08-23-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By ksryder

I have some VO 650b rim brake rims that I bought...

I have some VO 650b rim brake rims that I bought used. I think I bought them here, actually.

They're great. They spin as buttery smooth as my vintage Campy hubs.

I don't rightly know if the...
08-23-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,743
Posted By SHOFINE

I started converting my Sawyer right after...

I started converting my Sawyer right after picking it up from the store. Here it is the day I picked it up.

https://i.postimg.cc/05B1BRLz/saw-11.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

I'm loving my most...
08-21-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By 79pmooney

Build your own? $70 for good used hubs, (2) $70...

Build your own? $70 for good used hubs, (2) $70 rims, DB spokes for $50/wheel. $350 total + rubber.

Tools required - $7 spoke wrench. The Park Tension gauge is nice but pinging a good wheel...
08-06-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,984
Posted By Retro Grouch

Sometimes the more confident somebody sounds...

Sometimes the more confident somebody sounds about doing a not-too-common job, the less likely they are to have actually done it before.
08-01-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,274
Posted By hybridbkrdr

I built a flat-bar road bike with a Marin Lucas...

I built a flat-bar road bike with a Marin Lucas Valley Alp frame (Random Bike Parts) and Kinesis Crosslight 3 forks (Chainreactioncycles). It also has wheels with Tiagra hubs (Rosesbikes).
Other...
07-30-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By squirtdad

do it, but check bottom bracket compatibility...

do it, but check bottom bracket compatibility first :) Clearly the fuji does not make you smile......life is too short to not smile

and what is the worst case....put em back on the fuji or...
07-30-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By noglider

Plasti-Dip?

Plasti-Dip?
07-08-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 150,371
Posted By Korina

It's really not; I can go just as fast on my 26"...

It's really not; I can go just as fast on my 26" as on my 700c (i.e. not very :)), even though I'm more upright on the 26". Or do you mean it's all popular perception? Because that I believe. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 45,092
Posted By Colnago Mixte

I personally think you would be better off...

I personally think you would be better off starting out with a road bike, and converting that to a gravel bike. 70's and early 80's Raleighs and Peugeots are undeniably credited road bikes, with road...
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