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01-06-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,930
Posted By sonatageek

Last year 3 full Tacoma truck beds full of bikes,...

Last year 3 full Tacoma truck beds full of bikes, wheels and various parts went to the co-op.

Felt good to clear out all that stuff and know it was going somewhere that it would get used.
Forum: Touring
11-10-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,471
Posted By sonatageek

I ride a B-17 Imperial on my two primary bikes. ...

I ride a B-17 Imperial on my two primary bikes. Only issue I have had is creaking. I have done internet searches for solutions, have tried the silicon spray etc and have lessened the problem but...
12-29-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13,389
Views: 2,661,045
Posted By sonatageek

I trashed picked one of those last year. It is a...

I trashed picked one of those last year. It is a really nice neighborhood bike and I was able to fit a set of super wide 700x48 tires on it. It became of the rare 'keeper' bikes that have come into...
12-22-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,647
Posted By sonatageek

If you are interested in learning and doing most...

If you are interested in learning and doing most of the work yourself, I would fix the bike up. How about posting a couple of pictures so we would have a better idea of its condition.

As long...
12-18-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By sonatageek

Hutchinson 700x28 tires (may run a little small) $3.75 today

Nashbar has the Hutchinson Nitro tire on sale today, with the extra 25% off, are only $3.75. The reviews are not bad, a few say they run a bit small. Seem like a great deal for anyone who might be...
11-20-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,624
Posted By sonatageek

Marathon Supreme 26x2". I have been riding a set...

Marathon Supreme 26x2". I have been riding a set of these for 6-7 miles on an early 90's mountain bike and they are just terrific. The ride is great and the flat protection is superb.
Forum: Touring
11-08-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,192
Posted By sonatageek

I picked up a 2009 T1 in late 2009 from a seller...

I picked up a 2009 T1 in late 2009 from a seller who bought the bike, used if for a RAAN (ride across america north) tour and decided I would not be touring anymore. Older gentleman who had a nice...
11-01-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By sonatageek

I have been running a set of Altus 7 speed rapid...

I have been running a set of Altus 7 speed rapid fire shifters that were freed up with WD-40 when the bike was purchased off Craigslist about 10 years ago. At the time of purchase both the left and...
10-25-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,591
Posted By sonatageek

A 1908 bicycle: 1908 Raleigh All-Steel...

A 1908 bicycle:
1908 Raleigh All-Steel Military Model The Online Bicycle Museum (http://www.oldbike.eu/museum/1907-1908/1908-raleigh-military-model/)

and a 1948 bicycle:
1948 Malvern Star ?5...
10-25-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,591
Posted By sonatageek

I am with Tom Hanks. GO TRIBE!

I am with Tom Hanks. GO TRIBE!
10-19-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,178
Posted By sonatageek

This might be another nice option. The reviews...

This might be another nice option. The reviews are good. I ordered one and after it arrives in mid-December I look forward to seeing if the reviews are correct.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-18-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By sonatageek

I live just south of Cleveland but now want to...

I live just south of Cleveland but now want to drive out to Youngstown to take ride in that park. Thanks for making me aware of it!
09-28-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By sonatageek

Wait a couple days or week or so for when these...

Wait a couple days or week or so for when these go back on one of the rotating sales that Nashbar does. Typically they are in the the $60-65 range with the additional discount and then tack on about...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By sonatageek

I have over 6000 miles on a set of Marathon...

I have over 6000 miles on a set of Marathon Supreme 26x2 tires and have nothing but good things to say about them. They are on an older ridged mountain bike with fenders. The only flat I have ever...
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By sonatageek

I had a 1952 women's Schwinn Panther pass through...

I had a 1952 women's Schwinn Panther pass through my hands about 8-9 years ago. It was from the original owner, had the tank, rack, springier fork, lights, key lock on the fork etc. Original...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-30-16, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By sonatageek

If you take the train to Rockside, that will put...

If you take the train to Rockside, that will put you at mile 10. If you go north, the trail ends at Harvard which is mile 5. There are a couple of side trails by Bacci Park in Cuyahoga Heights. ...
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Posted By sonatageek

I would not go with narrow tires on the 26"...

I would not go with narrow tires on the 26" wheels. My everything bike is a converted Raleigh M-60 mountain bike that I have been running 26x2 Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires for the past 6000...
12-23-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,147
Posted By sonatageek

Picture coming soon on what I think will be my...

Picture coming soon on what I think will be my build. Picked up a $10 Hiawatha (Murray) mixte this past weekend - nothing says cheapo like something from Huffman Manufacturing.
12-23-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By sonatageek

I had a 4050 Nashbar road bike that I got off...

I had a 4050 Nashbar road bike that I got off craigslist. Loved the bike but it died in a crash.
11-17-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,498
Posted By sonatageek

I have used SRAM chains for years and never had a...

I have used SRAM chains for years and never had a problem with the Powerlinks.
11-16-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,131
Posted By sonatageek

Interested.

Interested.
11-16-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By sonatageek

I would peg that as a 92 model. The fork is the...

I would peg that as a 92 model. The fork is the give-away if it is one of the 1994 left over XO-1 frame models if won't have a uni-crown fork.

http://sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/1992/1992.pdf
11-15-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,839
Posted By sonatageek

Not to muddy the water (feel free to ignore this)...

Not to muddy the water (feel free to ignore this) but the Nashbar flatbar road bike (really a hybrid) can be had for as little as $224 when the right sale is going on. Alloy frame, Altus level drive...
11-15-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By sonatageek

I did a similar era Schwinn bike for a friend...

I did a similar era Schwinn bike for a friend with a crank that looked that bad (or maybe a bit worse) that came out beyond my expectations with a oxalic acid bath clean up.

That is where I would...
11-14-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,602
Posted By sonatageek

I trash picked a Huffy Superia mountain bike last...

I trash picked a Huffy Superia mountain bike last weekend and have been using it to speed my travels across campus (parking garage to my building).

Needed the front brake bolt tightened and the...
08-08-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,639
Posted By sonatageek

The Tourney 7 speed brifters should work fine for...

The Tourney 7 speed brifters should work fine for the rear but I am not sure it will work on the front.

The Trek 750 is a nice bike. All chromoly frame, double butted main frame.

Good luck...
Forum: Touring
08-08-15, 06:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,874
Posted By sonatageek

Marathon Supreme in 26x2.0 is light, tough and...

Marathon Supreme in 26x2.0 is light, tough and rolls well. I have found them to be a 'fast' tire and I like being able to drop the pressure down if I am going through rough terrain (like many of the...
08-08-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,324
Posted By sonatageek

I had a bike with Accushift 4050 RD and it was...

I had a bike with Accushift 4050 RD and it was quite solid. That was the high (top?) model of the index Suntour in its day.

I will 3rd or 4th doing things step by step, dealing with what is worn...
08-08-15, 05:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,475
Posted By sonatageek

Glad it was still there and here's hoping for a...

Glad it was still there and here's hoping for a speedy process of getting it back on the road (or some of those sweet sweet rail trails in that part of the state).
08-06-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,102
Posted By sonatageek

First I had a set of Marathons and liked them but...

First I had a set of Marathons and liked them but they were heavy. No flats lots of miles.

Replaced with wider Marathon Supremes. Like them a lot more. Lots of miles and not flats, but...
07-30-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By sonatageek

$25 will get you a smooth Shimano UN-55 cartridge...

$25 will get you a smooth Shimano UN-55 cartridge bottom bracket. Of course you have it apart, so why not get the grease and put it back together and see how it is? Worst case you need to take it...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-14-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By sonatageek

Every RTA bus has a rack on the front that holds...

Every RTA bus has a rack on the front that holds 3 bikes. You can bring a bike on the rapid transit trains.

Do you know where you will be working? If you are going to be downtown I would tend...
05-08-15, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By sonatageek

Still using mine every day I ride. The only...

Still using mine every day I ride. The only thing I have ever needed to do was replace the shoe lace 3-4 times when it broke. I expect to be using it for at least the next 10+ years.

The only...
04-08-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,051
Posted By sonatageek

Had one of those briefly a few years ago. Yours...

Had one of those briefly a few years ago. Yours looks pretty nice.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-28-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,034
Posted By sonatageek

If the Puch as 28-32 width tires it should be...

If the Puch as 28-32 width tires it should be fine. I ride the towpath a lot, and some stretches are a bit rough, so a little extra width helps.
03-13-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By sonatageek

I bought my set of Zerolite wheels with all the...

I bought my set of Zerolite wheels with all the miles on them when Nashbar first starting carrying them and they cost $54 shipped.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-08-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By sonatageek

This is a group I plan to do some rides with this...

This is a group I plan to do some rides with this year.

http://www.meetup.com/spinoffcyclists/
03-08-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By sonatageek

PM Sent.

PM Sent.
03-08-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By sonatageek

I have used a set of these for over 12,000 miles...

I have used a set of these for over 12,000 miles with no issues. Still tru as the day they arrived. Hubs are okay, not the smoothest, but fine. On sale you would be at a bout $80 shipped with a...
03-08-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By sonatageek

I have used a set of these for over 12,000 miles...

I have used a set of these for over 12,000 miles with not issues. Still tru as the day they arrived. Hubs are okay, not the smoothest, but fine.Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited...
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By sonatageek

Ready to ride and the right size I would pay $100...

Ready to ride and the right size I would pay $100 for one. If it needed tires or anything I would want to be closer to $70-80.
12-29-14, 05:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,280
Posted By sonatageek

Do more stretching and exercises to improve my...

Do more stretching and exercises to improve my back and core strength to get rid of the back pain I have had for the past 6 months.

Sell off/donate a lot of the bike stuff sitting in my attic,...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-14, 04:50 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 23,599
Posted By sonatageek

When I am on the bike, people who pass without...

When I am on the bike, people who pass without signaling while riding or when I am stopped at the red light that they are blowing through.

When I am in the car, the people on the bike who are...
12-27-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,332
Posted By sonatageek

A very nice older hybrid bike. The new Schwinn...

A very nice older hybrid bike. The new Schwinn models sold at bike shops are fine.
12-25-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By sonatageek

Sounds like a bad PT person. I am going through...

Sounds like a bad PT person. I am going through some PT right now for some back pain and my PT person was very clear that some discomfort while doing the exercises or stretches is OK and normal, but...
Forum: Foo
12-25-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By sonatageek

I always post asking that anyone interested...

I always post asking that anyone interested should respond with a phone number so I can call them back. Using that tactic, I have had zero issues.
12-23-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,962
Posted By sonatageek

They have two great Medical Schools and in a...

They have two great Medical Schools and in a couple of years there is going to be a brand new building that brings together the medical, nursing and dental schools with a focus on integrated care.
12-23-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,962
Posted By sonatageek

Case Western Reserve.

Case Western Reserve.
12-23-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,962
Posted By sonatageek

Business analyst that manages the electronic...

Business analyst that manages the electronic health record software and practice management for the health and counseling services at a private university. I like the job but would rather be riding.
12-23-14, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By sonatageek

Amazon.com : Shimano ST-A070 Road Shifters 2 x...

Amazon.com : Shimano ST-A070 Road Shifters 2 x 7-Speed Black Pair : Bike Shifters And Parts : Sports & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-ST-A070-Shifters-7-Speed-Black/dp/B007Q4MM1I)

Why not...
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