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08-16-19, 06:54 AM
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Posted By riverdrifter

Update on puncture protection tires.

Continental Super Sport Plus.

After last nights ride, I inspected my tires before I brought the bike in. I had a large goat head thorn broke off in the exact center of the front tire. As soon as I...
08-16-19, 06:44 AM
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Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

New bar tape.

I installed the new handlebar wrap yesterday. I hadn't anticipated so many problems with that. :) It was a 2 hour exercise in frustration.

I watched about a half dozen videos, and made a couple...
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Views: 248
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ I agree with the above, and it's hard to...

^^^^ I agree with the above, and it's hard to judge without photos and more details.

Markets are different in different locales, but that sounds high for a "rough" bike. I'd be very wary of an...
08-15-19, 06:57 AM
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Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks, I checked out those links. Looks like...

Thanks, I checked out those links. Looks like it's a bit of a futz. I'll see how things go this winter (how much I actually ride that bike, and what the results are). I do have another bike with...
08-13-19, 07:01 PM
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Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Fenders?

It actually looks fairly tight with the 1.25" Continental tires. Does anyone have experience with SKS Longboard fenders on the 620? Would I need the P45? Thanks!
08-12-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Yeah those goatheads are vicious! I'll get...

Yeah those goatheads are vicious!

I'll get some more pics soon. It looks really cool with the 1 1/4" Contis!
08-12-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Oh, good tip on the derailleur~! Thanks that's...

Oh, good tip on the derailleur~! Thanks that's good to know.
08-12-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

I still haven't got the BB rebuild done, and...

I still haven't got the BB rebuild done, and still haven't ordered the tools. It's next on my list though, then all new cables.

Today I installed a pair of 27 x 1 1/4" Continental Super Sport Plus...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By riverdrifter

Some of my cameras and lenses, and my laptop, are...

Some of my cameras and lenses, and my laptop, are considerably more expensive than the one I had repaired. It's worth it to me to pay the small monthly premium to not have to worry about damaging an...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By riverdrifter

I agree, the green chillis are awesome! :) ...

I agree, the green chillis are awesome! :)

Those are the kind of questions you would need to discuss with your insurance agent.

In the one instance where I used my policy...
I had an internal...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By riverdrifter

https://www.oldmissourimutual.com/products/inland-...

https://www.oldmissourimutual.com/products/inland-marine-policies/

Here is a link to a company (no affiliation, just google search results) that offers inland marine coverage and they specifically...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By riverdrifter

The inland marine policy I mentioned above is an...

The inland marine policy I mentioned above is an "all conditions" policy. It covers theft, loss, accidents, damage, pretty much anything.
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By riverdrifter

A type of policy called "inland marine" would do...

A type of policy called "inland marine" would do this. It's a strange name, and a carry-over from many years ago, but I believe most insurance companies still offer it. I use an inland marine policy...
08-09-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By riverdrifter

Looks like fun! I'm a slow newbie, and I'm...

Looks like fun! I'm a slow newbie, and I'm interested. I've got relatives in the Metamora area, and may be there for a visit about then. I'll try to work it out.
08-09-19, 07:21 AM
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Views: 19,948
Posted By riverdrifter

I live 4 blocks from the only grocery store...

I live 4 blocks from the only grocery store within a 30 mile radius.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By riverdrifter

Another tire I just found is the Continental...

Another tire I just found is the Continental Grand Sport Race. In 27 x 1 1/4 it's weight is down closer to the Pasela. Anyone here have any experience with this tire?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 06:54 AM
Forum: Introductions
08-06-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By riverdrifter

Yep, lots to do over there on the Iowa - Nebraska...

Yep, lots to do over there on the Iowa - Nebraska border. I'm about 4 hours west though. :)
Forum: Introductions
08-06-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By riverdrifter

Welcome, from a Nebraska neighbor!

Welcome, from a Nebraska neighbor!
08-06-19, 01:19 PM
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Views: 1,233
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks guys! I ended up going a bit different...

Thanks guys! I ended up going a bit different route, and now in late summer 2019 I've got 3 bikes, none are fix. Jamis Satellite, Trek 620, Raleigh Sport.
08-06-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By riverdrifter

I just started road biking this summer, and it's...

I just started road biking this summer, and it's a strange thing, cause a summer guy I am not. I really struggle with heat and humidity, and have always felt at ease in the frigid cold. Hang in there...
08-06-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks for sharing! Looks like an awesome trip!...

Thanks for sharing! Looks like an awesome trip! Really great that you got to do that with your son.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By riverdrifter

Continental Super Sport Plus vs. Panaracer Pasela PT

More newb tire questions. :)

These are the 2 tires choices I've narrowed it down to. Any reason to buy one or the other?

What I need...
1. 27 x 1 1/4
2. Puncture resistant
4. Good on rough...
08-06-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By riverdrifter

Hi Dingman! Where is this location? ^^^^^^

Hi Dingman! Where is this location? ^^^^^^
08-05-19, 03:48 PM
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Views: 1,405
Posted By riverdrifter

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Drive your boat right up onto the bike path. :)
08-05-19, 12:17 PM
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Posted By riverdrifter

What Brake hoods for Dia-Compe Gran Compe 960?

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks! Yeah they are working out good on these...

Thanks! Yeah they are working out good on these rough streets here.
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Views: 430
Posted By riverdrifter

Probably a good size for you. From what I...

Probably a good size for you. From what I understand the Miyata 610 is a very well regarded bike.
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Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ Yep this. That is a pretty small bike. I'm...

^^^^ Yep this. That is a pretty small bike. I'm 5'8" and I have a 51 cm bike, but it feels like it could be a bit bigger and I'd be more comfortable.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,315
Posted By riverdrifter

I agree with most other posters here. I would not...

I agree with most other posters here. I would not use it as a daily commuter. I use mine (with a Wald basket on the front) for short errands around town. It's not fun on hills, or long stretches.
08-03-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks for the link, it helped. I did a cleaning...

Thanks for the link, it helped. I did a cleaning on the rear derailleur this morning (not a tear-down, just degrease, clean, and lube), and set the adjustments. It is shifting smooth and near perfect...
08-02-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-02-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Do do you have any links for a derailleur...

Do do you have any links for a derailleur adjustment video? This basic stuff is all new to me and I'm learning as I go.

Exactly what you said would happen, is happening. I almost took the dork...
08-02-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Yep that was my problem. :)

Yep that was my problem. :)
08-02-19, 02:44 PM
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Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

^^^^ Thanks so much! I bet I put the axle in...

^^^^ Thanks so much! I bet I put the axle in backwards. :)
08-02-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

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08-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Pretty wide range of bikes when you say "old...

Pretty wide range of bikes when you say "old Treks". They have entry level bikes and pro level bikes. Mine was built in Waterloo, Wisconsin USA and is Reynolds 531 tubing. It's certainly not heavy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By riverdrifter

Bar and brake lever position?

Is there any kind of reference to setting drop bar and brake lever positions?

I'm new to drop bar bikes. Although I've biked all my adult life, it's mostly been on mountain bikes. I bought a road...
Forum: Foo
08-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 101,984
Posted By riverdrifter

Exceptionally good, modern cover of a 70s...

Exceptionally good, modern cover of a 70s classic.

https://youtu.be/YOM9fPuo0fM
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks! I'll look into this, it sounds great!

Thanks! I'll look into this, it sounds great!
08-01-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

I read somewhere, maybe vintage-trek, that Tange...

I read somewhere, maybe vintage-trek, that Tange supplied the forks and rear triangles for the 83-85 500 and 600 series, while the 700 series was all made in house.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By riverdrifter

I got the Marathon 28s installed. I was surprised...

I got the Marathon 28s installed. I was surprised to see they don't really look bigger than the Vitoria Zafirro 25s that were on there. Slightly taller, but no wider. I tried 35s on the bike, and...
07-31-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Ah, I may have assembled it incorrectly. I just...

Ah, I may have assembled it incorrectly. I just read a post about how there is a large and a small bearing race, and the size distinction is not obvious. I thought they all were the same. Tear down...
07-31-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

I'm having some problems getting the headset...

I'm having some problems getting the headset dialed back in. It all cleaned up great, but I can't get the play out of it. When I get it so there is no play, it's super tight, too tight.
07-31-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

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07-31-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

Considering the condition of the grease in the...

Considering the condition of the grease in the headset (bad) surprisingly the races and bearings are in great shape. The bearings are pretty sticky from the old grease, but I think they will clean up...
07-30-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,081
Posted By riverdrifter

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I got a couple of new tools today! I'll tear that headset down tomorrow and find...
Forum: Introductions
07-30-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By riverdrifter

Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By riverdrifter

Maybe do an out and back on the Heartland Trail...

Maybe do an out and back on the Heartland Trail to add almost another 100 miles before continuing?
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By riverdrifter

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. The Paul...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. The Paul Bunyan Trail looks like it might be close to what we are looking for. Has anyone here ridden that, or have suggestions for extending it a bit longer?
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