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03-22-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,833
Posted By Greggster

rumrunn6 So far, I haven't mounted any fenders,...

rumrunn6 So far, I haven't mounted any fenders, so it's just the mount that gets in the way. That would be a good place to install an old-school tire saver, now that I think of it.
03-22-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 133,578
Posted By Greggster

We call him Turtle.

We call him Turtle.
03-22-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By Greggster

This is genius!

This is genius!
03-22-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,833
Posted By Greggster

I finally put some 40mm Kenda Kwicks on my 25"...

I finally put some 40mm Kenda Kwicks on my 25" 2009 FX2 to smooth out the ride. The chain stays are plenty wide, but I have to mount the tire partially deflated since it bumps into the fender mount...
03-22-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By Greggster

I recently bought a Sunlite aluminum riser bar to...

I recently bought a Sunlite aluminum riser bar to replace the flat bar on my Miyata Triple Cross. I'd know for some time that I like my bars no wider than 24", and the Sunlite's was 27-1/2". So I...
03-22-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 121,079
Posted By Greggster

A few thoughts on flat vs drop bars, and fat vs...

A few thoughts on flat vs drop bars, and fat vs skinny tires:
Orlando has made some bike-centric improvements by adding bike lanes and bike paths wherever they can. But their attempts fall short...
03-21-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 365,271
Posted By Greggster

A few thoughts on flat vs drop bars, and fat vs...

A few thoughts on flat vs drop bars, and fat vs skinny tires:
Orlando has made some bike-centric improvements by adding bike lanes and bike paths wherever they can. But their attempts fall short...
03-20-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 202,533
Posted By Greggster

I dig vintage cross bikes, and the Miyata Triple...

I dig vintage cross bikes, and the Miyata Triple Cross is no exception! I update my CL bargains with riser bars, web-sprung seats, ergonomic grips, and large flat pedals, plus new stems as needed....
03-20-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,808
Posted By Greggster

I looks like a comfort bike to me.

I looks like a comfort bike to me.
03-20-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 365,271
Posted By Greggster

speedf8 – The fit and components of the Trek FX2...

speedf8 – The fit and components of the Trek FX2 is very good, without overspending for components that provide little to no advantage. I don't have experience with carbon forks, but I can tell you...
03-11-17, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,812
Posted By Greggster

I got this Boardwalk off CL and optimized the fit...

I got this Boardwalk off CL and optimized the fit to accommodate my comfort and stature. I'm a sucker for early 90's chrome moly cross bikes, or hybrids, in the modern parlance. After being subjected...
03-11-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,653
Posted By Greggster

I got this Boardwalk off CL and optimized the fit...

I got this Boardwalk off CL and optimized the fit to accommodate my comfort and stature. I'm a sucker for early 90's chrome moly cross bikes, or hybrids, in the modern parlance. After being subjected...
03-11-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,661
Posted By Greggster

I got this Boardwalk off CL and optimized the fit...

I got this Boardwalk off CL and optimized the fit to accommodate my comfort and stature. I'm a sucker for early 90's chrome moly cross bikes, or hybrids, in the modern parlance. After being subjected...
11-30-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 365,271
Posted By Greggster

I found the FX2, my first aluminum-framed bike,...

I found the FX2, my first aluminum-framed bike, to be too rigid. My first 20 mile trip rattled my teeth out. But I found comfort once I replaced the grips (Ergon GP2), pedals (wide flats), seat (web...
11-30-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 365,271
Posted By Greggster

Quill stems are easier to raise and lower than...

Quill stems are easier to raise and lower than threadless. To adjust reach, both styles have to be replaced.
10-18-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 320,467
Posted By Greggster

Trying to toe-in your brake pads so they don't...

Trying to toe-in your brake pads so they don't squeal? It's had to reach around between the fork and rim to fiddle with the pitch. Grab a medium sized zip-tie and trim off the slim leader. Loosen the...
09-26-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,413
Posted By Greggster

Motobecane 400 HT

Motobecane 400 HT
09-26-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 365,271
Posted By Greggster

How difficult would it be to switch the FX brakes...

How difficult would it be to switch the FX brakes to cantilever? I think v-brakes on FX's look ugly.
07-19-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 320,467
Posted By Greggster

If you don't mind working on your bike outside,...

If you don't mind working on your bike outside, you make a bike stand cheap. Find a nice spot under a shade tree and sink a 4X4 post into the ground. Add some water while tamping the dirt around in...
07-19-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 320,467
Posted By Greggster

You can save yourself a lot expense and trouble...

You can save yourself a lot expense and trouble fixing a noisy bottom bracket by just attaching new pedals. You'd be surprised how often the pedals go bad, especially when you ride in the rain. And...
07-19-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By Greggster

Those bumps on the tube is where the tube is...

Those bumps on the tube is where the tube is trying to expand down into the spoke holes. Eventually they pop. Rim tape will stop that.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,243
Posted By Greggster

I'd rather buy a new chain than suffer that...

I'd rather buy a new chain than suffer that Sheldon Brown protocol. The Park Tool encapsulated brush tool is terrific and not too messy. I use Simple Green as a degreaser. I hate spray lubes. so I...
06-22-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 251,867
Posted By Greggster

Bianchi Cross Bike

In the 90's, what they now call hybrids were known as cross bikes, not to be confused with today's cross bike, which is another animal altogether. This is the most interesting niche to me – steel...
02-09-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 38,299
Posted By Greggster

#3...

#3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) is a 1999 Specialized Crossroads Sport with curved tubes and v-brakes as stock. This one has slightly different steering – it...
12-31-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,109
Posted By Greggster

^^ For some reason, I really like wishbone seat...

^^ For some reason, I really like wishbone seat stays. ^^
12-29-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,916
Posted By Greggster

The question is "how fast is your bike," not how...

The question is "how fast is your bike," not how fast you can make it go. Some bikes are faster than others just standing there.
12-18-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Greggster

Those Innova's were a great disappointment...

Those Innova's were a great disappointment because they looked new and were a spittin' image of the Kenda Hybrid Nimbus tread. Obviously bought cheap to help sell a bike, but ultimately slow.
12-17-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Greggster

I bought a used Bianchi Boardwalk that came with...

I bought a used Bianchi Boardwalk that came with brand-new Innova 38C tires. They looked great and I liked the "Hybrid Nimbus" style tread, but they seemed slow - the bike rode like a slug! I...
12-17-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 365,271
Posted By Greggster

Reluctantly Modern

Despite my love for steel cross bikes, I had to try a modern hybrid with aluminum frame. I got a good deal on a used 25" FX2 and soon realized how stiff these frames are. I loved the fit but it...
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,121
Posted By Greggster

My favorite safety/visibility accessory is a...

My favorite safety/visibility accessory is a bright orange cap. The goofiness of such a thing projects good karma. Even my bike helmet is safety orange. A white t-shirt also helps. In regards to...
11-23-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,205
Posted By Greggster

Cross Thread

I learned about Specialized Crossroads on these forums and turned to CL to find them. Within 6 months, I had three of them, of different vintage, from the early to late 90's. Too bad the largest size...
11-23-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Greggster

^^ I like how purposeful this looks. ^^

^^ I like how purposeful this looks. ^^
11-21-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,646
Posted By Greggster

Cross Thread

I learned about Specialized Crossroads on these forums and turned to CL to find them. Within 6 months, I had three of them, of different vintage, from the early to late 90's. Too bad the largest size...
11-21-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 38,299
Posted By Greggster

Cross Thread

I learned about Specialized Crossroads on these forums and turned to CL to find them. Within 6 months, I had three of them, of different vintage, from the early to late 90's. Too bad the largest size...
11-21-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Greggster

The Cross in Crossroads

I learned about Specialized Crossroads on these forums and turned to CL to find them. Within 6 months, I had three of them, of different vintage, from the early to late 90's. Too bad the largest size...
11-21-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,109
Posted By Greggster

Crossability

My fascination with cross bikes began with a Schwinn Crossfit I bought new in '93. It was the first time I'd seen a cross bike, and it's been a reliable transport for 22 years. Cut to 2015 - I'd seen...
11-16-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,499
Posted By Greggster

Blue Collar Bianchi

I've tried adjusting to the modern hybrid bike, but I don't like jarring aluminum frames and the locked-down nature of threadless headsets. Without shocks, aluminum frames are scary off-road. I...
11-16-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 38,299
Posted By Greggster

Blue Collar Bianchi

I've tried adjusting to the modern hybrid bike, but I don't like jarring aluminum frames and the locked-down nature of threadless headsets. Without shocks, aluminum frames are scary off-road. I...
11-16-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,205
Posted By Greggster

Blue Collar Bianchi

I've tried adjusting to the modern hybrid bike, but I don't like jarring aluminum frames and the locked-down nature of threadless headsets. Without shocks, aluminum frames are scary off-road. I...
10-31-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,109
Posted By Greggster

90's Cross Bikes Rule

I wish this wasn't such an old thread - steel cross bikes from the 90's are the best all round whips. This is a '91 Bianchi, unfortunately called the Boardwalk. Pretty much stock, with new riser stem...
10-21-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,215
Posted By Greggster

An idea just came to me. Mount a mailbox (plastic...

An idea just came to me. Mount a mailbox (plastic would be quieter) onto your bike rack. Make it lockable. You could sling a set of panniers over it when you need it.
You're Welcome!
10-04-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,539
Posted By Greggster

Bridge-Stoned

I know this is an old thread, but I'm looking for some perspective. A local is selling an '92 XO-3 for $125. This has 700C wheels instead of 26", like the other XO's. I went to see it but it but not...
09-27-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 251,867
Posted By Greggster

Bianchi Cross

I like the graphics but not the name "Boardwalk", so I just call it my Bianchi Cross Bike, which what it is. The white paint gave me a new theme to riff. This is the fastest cross bike I've owned....
09-26-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 30,589
Posted By Greggster

On the fence with the XO-3

A local seller is offering an XO-3 in poor shape for $125. It wouldn't be hard to git it up to snuff with new cables, and a front skewer, which is missing. I don't really trust the seller, though, he...
09-24-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 2,150,438
Posted By Greggster

'91 Bianchi Cross Bike

When I hear hybrid, I think cross. Steel cross.
09-24-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,586
Posted By Greggster

Blue Collar Bianchi

I've tried adjusting to the modern hybrid bike, but I don't like stiff aluminum frames and threadless headsets - they're terrible off-road. I prefer a buttery ride, so I've gone back to steel. I've...
09-24-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,641
Posted By Greggster

Nice find, I'd been wondering why nobody made...

Nice find, I'd been wondering why nobody made bar-ends that clamped from inside the bar. Once you figure out how wide you want your handlebar/grips, why would you want to slide everything inward to...
09-24-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,646
Posted By Greggster

Blue Collar Bianchi

I've outfitted a few '90's cross bikes with new parts to accommodate a tall rider (me) with a moderate lean. My latest is a '91 Bianchi cross bike with the unfortunate name, Boardwalk. It's one's of...
05-26-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 365,271
Posted By Greggster

I bought a used 2009 FX 7.2 in matt gold because...

I bought a used 2009 FX 7.2 in matt gold because I wanted to try something more modern than my '90's cross bikes. Plus, it comes in a 25" frame which gives a nice fit for this tall guy. But dang is...
01-04-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,918
Posted By Greggster

The last few weeks with the 7.2 fx has mostly...

The last few weeks with the 7.2 fx has mostly successful with new grips, saddle and pedals - the stock items were atrocious. Got a $52 sticker shock for a shorter/higher stem.
I'm trying it out but...
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