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05-28-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,024
Posted By fishboat

+1..yep. Set up what works for you and ride...

+1..yep.

Set up what works for you and ride your bike...and someone else's views on that ranks well below the top 1000 things I care about.

With biking for 40+ years I'm well familiar with...
05-27-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,024
Posted By fishboat

If your mind is small enough to think in terms of...

If your mind is small enough to think in terms of "a Fred" then you have other ego, self-confidence issues to worry about.
05-27-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,612
Posted By fishboat

yah..that's totally gonna work. awesome dude..

yah..that's totally gonna work. awesome dude..
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By fishboat

I picked up 5: 3 Randee's, and two of the...

I picked up 5: 3 Randee's, and two of the v-flow's. I got the randees for friends(too narrow for me) and one liked it and kept it. He also picked up another model from the deal and liked/kept it. ...
05-23-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,911
Posted By fishboat

Yah.. in that range. If memory serves, I think I...

Yah.. in that range. If memory serves, I think I measured them just shy of 27mm..26.6-26.7mm on a couple of wheels (I run GK slicks on all my road bikes..and have several road bikes)
05-23-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,911
Posted By fishboat

28mm Panaracer Gravelking-slicks will fit a 2001...

28mm Panaracer Gravelking-slicks will fit a 2001 Zurich.
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By fishboat

??? The "gig" economy isn't new, though it...

???

The "gig" economy isn't new, though it sounds like you're somewhat new to it. A little(very little) googling into what you're doing will solve all your issues.

Declaring "primary"...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,833
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps you're putting the cart before the...

Perhaps you're putting the cart before the horse..or the panniers in front of the rack..or..

I'd suggest you find a nice bike that fits her** and see if she'd like to go for a ride and if so, then...
05-17-20, 06:36 PM
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Views: 8,024,296
Posted By fishboat

Bianchi Axis, 61cm, $275. Was posted two weeks...

Bianchi Axis, 61cm, $275. Was posted two weeks ago at $350 or $325. Terre Haute, IN
https://terrehaute.craigslist.org/bik/d/terre-haute-bianchi-axis-cyclocross-bike/7117105504.html
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05-17-20, 12:49 PM
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Posted By fishboat

Yep..great project bike..gravel conversion. Very...

Yep..great project bike..gravel conversion. Very good frame to start with. Sometimes Goodwill ships, but this one is local..
05-17-20, 07:31 AM
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Views: 8,024,296
Posted By fishboat

Trek 930 Singletrack SW Colorado, $9.99 so far...

Trek 930 Singletrack SW Colorado, $9.99 so far (Goodwill auctions generally end up at very low$$)
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/92999836
...
05-16-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 56,293
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Posted By fishboat

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/d/ypsilanti...

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/d/ypsilanti-1995-cannondale-mt-1000-tandem/7121950993.html
...
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By fishboat

You did fine...an '01 Zurich is a very nice ride....

You did fine...an '01 Zurich is a very nice ride. I'd be surprised if all the parts you mention (that the LBS said need to be replaced..after all that's where they make their money) really need to be...
05-16-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 56,293
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Posted By fishboat

Trek 950 Singeltrack..Duluth..$150 ...

Trek 950 Singeltrack..Duluth..$150
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x448/950_2ba613d7f26b62f6ac5def20f48db287e1b2e540.jpg
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Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,270
Posted By fishboat

Looks like an SR-71. Coolest plane ever. Saw...

Looks like an SR-71. Coolest plane ever. Saw one up close in Washington DC in a Smithsonian museum. They stopped flying them years ago(90's?) supposedly due to high maintenance costs..from what I...
05-13-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By fishboat

Oh..yikes... a (zombie)^3 thread..didn't notice...

Oh..yikes... a (zombie)^3 thread..didn't notice it..still an interesting question.
05-13-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By fishboat

Interesting question..you may want to ask it in...

Interesting question..you may want to ask it in the C&V forum as this forum doesn't seem to be as vintage oriented..nor as busy (folks that know the answer may not visit this forum..).
05-13-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,368
Posted By fishboat

+1 Been riding well-used MUPS in SE WI for...

+1 Been riding well-used MUPS in SE WI for decades..I think I've come across maybe 1 cylinder...and that one was full I think..it's around here somewhere.
05-12-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 56,293
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Posted By fishboat

Right you are..I didn't see that..just went by...

Right you are..I didn't see that..just went by the color scheme. Even a Nevada City at $160 is a pretty reasonable deal..good commuter..etc..

520 tubing, steel fork, Sora groupset, ~23lbs
05-12-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 56,293
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Posted By fishboat

Looks like a 2000 Lemond Buenos Aires (corrected...

Looks like a 2000 Lemond Buenos Aires (corrected 2003 Nevada City)..$160 serious deal..potentially. Colorado Springs...
05-11-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By fishboat

I'm always in favor of a used bike, but your...

I'm always in favor of a used bike, but your selection in Anchorage is more limited. No doubt you could find something on CL or FB, but it would take some time and you'd need to know what you're...
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By fishboat

700x38 GK slicks fit fine. GKs tend to run...

700x38 GK slicks fit fine. GKs tend to run slightly smaller when mounted..maybe 37mm. Just checked..I'd guess I have at least 3mm on each side of the tire at the chainstays.

700x38 GK SKs also...
05-11-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By fishboat

Google "diy bike rack" and look at the images...

Google "diy bike rack" and look at the images tab..you'll see lots of options.
05-10-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 56,293
Views: 8,024,296
Posted By fishboat

Scam ad..designed to collect email addresses.

Scam ad..designed to collect email addresses.
05-09-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By fishboat

If you're just starting to ride for the season...

If you're just starting to ride for the season then it takes a few 25-30+mile rides to toughen up your...contact points. Once that happens and your saddle isn't comfortable..then it's time to go...
05-08-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By fishboat

We're primarily road bikers, but rented one of...

We're primarily road bikers, but rented one of these last year in Florida. Did 35 miles on a MUP.. It cranks...we passed about everyone, including those riding e-bikes. Granted..it was Florida..on...
05-08-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,465
Posted By fishboat

That was my first thought when I saw the pic and...

That was my first thought when I saw the pic and before I read your comment. "We've gone full circle..the 90s rigid comes back with some juicing up to fit modern trends"

I'd guess it's lighter...
05-07-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,470
Posted By fishboat

Jink..I offered where I netted out after doing...

Jink..I offered where I netted out after doing rather exhaustive research on the care and feeding of the saddles. I have a number of bikes, which means I need a number of saddles..it can be an...
05-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,470
Posted By fishboat

I've read about it a number of times here on...

I've read about it a number of times here on BF(part of my own pre & post-purchase of Brooks saddles). Did you search all the sub-forums here on BF? The search engine isn't the greatest. What you...
05-07-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,041
Posted By fishboat

Also not a woman..but I played one on TV..no...

Also not a woman..but I played one on TV..no wait..that's not right..

I've purchased a number, like 5-6, saddles for by GF's bikes. While I don't ride them, I get her reviews and if not great, I...
05-07-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By fishboat

agreed..but, sadly, paying doesn't exempt one...

agreed..but, sadly, paying doesn't exempt one from being the product.
05-07-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By fishboat

..didn't occur to me..but I believe you're...

..didn't occur to me..but I believe you're right..there was another time...........
05-07-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By fishboat

Paint one of the computers red(make sure it's...

Paint one of the computers red(make sure it's really expensive paint), blow dry the paint with a really expensive floor pump..cuz that matters..to some, reboot, and try it out..if it's still slow,...
05-07-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By fishboat

That'll work..nice job. I think the law in most...

That'll work..nice job. I think the law in most states is that anything hanging out 3 feet or more behind your vehicle requires a red flag be attached.

It reminds me of a time long long ago when...
05-06-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,470
Posted By fishboat

Hope it works out. One of the surest ways to...

Hope it works out. One of the surest ways to kill a Brooks saddle is too much conditioner or the wrong kind. You have the right kind..but..

Do some research on BF about such things..
05-06-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,470
Posted By fishboat

"I've heard that..." I remember a quote from...

"I've heard that..."

I remember a quote from somewhere.."..some people live their lives based on what they've heard.."

I jumped into Brooks saddles last year. I picked up a few..a std B17, one...
05-06-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,244
Posted By fishboat

I ride only steel bikes, or Ti. They have either...

I ride only steel bikes, or Ti. They have either steel or carbon forks and both look and ride very well on their respective bikes. I do think steel forks are highly under-rated in today’s...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,255
Posted By fishboat

There was another similar inquiry a few days...

There was another similar inquiry a few days ago..yes..it'd go for $400-$500 pretty easily in my neck of the woods...depending on condition..as always.
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By fishboat

..flipping it I guess..

..flipping it I guess..
05-05-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,787
Posted By fishboat

220 yards if she rides wider tires at lower...

220 yards if she rides wider tires at lower pressure..and the bike is red.
05-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,787
Posted By fishboat

:) ...

:)
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05-05-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,345
Posted By fishboat

Bought a Schwinn Cyclone Plus in a pinch while...

Bought a Schwinn Cyclone Plus in a pinch while traveling a couple years ago..it now resides at my GF's house as a backup. I have a nicer pump at my place, but I gotta say..the Schwinn pump works...
05-05-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,787
Posted By fishboat

Now..that's just out of line..take that back. ...

Now..that's just out of line..take that back.



“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”(that's Shakespeare folks..Midsummer Night's Dream)
05-05-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,875
Posted By fishboat

Gotta call TROLL on this OP-thread To...

Gotta call TROLL on this OP-thread

To paraphrase the OP's premise.."I hate folks that post they hate some well-loved piece of equipment as all it does is create a big dust cloud and everyone...
05-05-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By fishboat

This is a typical first step..then go on from...

This is a typical first step..then go on from there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOxK9TZaevY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFmqV4klzaY

edit..OP, you're new..welcome..there's a...
05-04-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,787
Posted By fishboat

..yah..my GF does the same thing...sigh. She's...

..yah..my GF does the same thing...sigh. She's younger, weighs 95 lbs less, and is MUCH cuter than me..so it's fun to watch..for as long as I can see her at least.

I make sure she has very nice,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,400
Posted By fishboat

..falling over is way overblown here. I rode...

..falling over is way overblown here.

I rode with toeclips, the way they should be used(strapping in snug), for decades and switched over to SPD "clipless" (horrible name-term, since you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By fishboat

Google Chrome browser will have a popup appear...

Google Chrome browser will have a popup appear offering to translate the site..after that..ask them, or they should state in their shipping specifics regarding intl shipping...
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By fishboat

Good grab. If you haven't ridden a Lemond/853...

Good grab. If you haven't ridden a Lemond/853 frame..I think you'll like it. I was riding last Saturday and took out a Bianchi Volpe I did some work on..wanted to try it out. This was the first...
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By fishboat

Appears to be a 2003 model. 853 Designer Select...

Appears to be a 2003 model. 853 Designer Select main tubes with 525 stays. Carbon fork and an Ultegra/105 groupset was stock.

The BA is tier below the top line steel frames, Zurich and Maillot...
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