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12-24-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 661,816
Posted By vjbknife

I am 65 and this is what I ride

I have three bikes all of which are Lynskey Titanium Bikes one road, one mountain and one touring. For the last year or so I primarily ride the more comfortable mountain bike and the touring bike. ...
12-24-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,530
Posted By vjbknife

I graduated in 1973 from High School in Maryland...

I graduated in 1973 from High School in Maryland and I guess things were a little different there I rode my bike a lot and was just learning of the Italian bikes and dumped the Schwinn Super Sport...
11-08-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,309
Posted By vjbknife

HD road bike

I am 275lbs and have been riding Lynskey bikes for almost 10 years now with zero issues. They make a touring bike called the backroad thet I just got which they say has 'no weight limit'. I have...
11-08-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By vjbknife

I am outfitting a touring bike right now and...

I am outfitting a touring bike right now and building two sets of wheels for it. I have been building my own wheels for about ten years now and have had great performance out of all of them. Most...
11-01-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,052
Posted By vjbknife

Schwalbe Marathon Plus does it all.

Schwalbe Marathon Plus does it all.
Forum: For Sale
10-30-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By vjbknife

Price drop to $115

Price drop to $115
Forum: For Sale
10-30-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By vjbknife

Price drop to $150

Price drop to $150
Forum: Touring
10-25-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By vjbknife

surprisingly enough

You would be surprised how many people do not have any idea about this. And not that many other tire companies put out charts with this info that I have seen. They could be Jedi Rocket surgeons.
Forum: Touring
10-25-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By vjbknife

tire pressure

Michelin had some data that that stated tire pressure should be increased toward the upper end of the rating as the weight of the rider increases. The front tire will have more traction with a...
Forum: For Sale
10-25-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By vjbknife

Giro Shoes - Empire ACC road shoes - Size 45 / 11

Great brand new lace up road shoes from Giro - Empire ACC, Size 45 euro / 11 US. These shoes are gray in normal light but when lights hit them they are very reflective and extremely visable. They are...
Forum: For Sale
10-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By vjbknife

Giro Shoes - Code VR70 HV - Size 45 / 11

There Giro Shoes are brand new and never been riden - only tried on. HV is for wider feet. Great Mountain and trekking shoe. I am including an extra set of buckles that are silver color, not black...
10-18-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By vjbknife

Rei

I always enjoyed working on people's bikes and having a conversation about it with them. I also taught bike repair and other wilderness subjects in classes at night. My favorite part of the job was...
10-17-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By vjbknife

I moved to Hawaii and there are some good bike...

I moved to Hawaii and there are some good bike shops here, but wheels are one of my hangups on bikes and I always like to build my own. I think that most wheels that come on bike are inadequate so,...
10-17-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By vjbknife

Any REI Bike Techs out there?

Are any of you Bike Techs at an REI Store? I worked at store #124 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=124) for almost 9 years. What a fun place to work at. I really...
10-10-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,545
Posted By vjbknife

Hawaii Biking

I am sorrry to hear about you riding problems on Oahu and Maui but I can believe it. I have spent some time on both islands and don't even like driving a car around Oahu. I live on the Big Island...
10-10-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By vjbknife

triple

Cool. Nice job. I thought that looked different.
10-09-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By vjbknife

That is the only other one that I have seen. ...

That is the only other one that I have seen. Does yours have a triple ring crank?
10-09-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By vjbknife

Performance bike - Superbe Pro 1984

I ran across these pictures of a bike that I bought new from Performance bicycle through the mail when I lived in Texas in 1984 or so and owned and rode until about 2011. I sold it after buying a...
10-09-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,191
Posted By vjbknife

Buy A Road Bike!

I don't think anyone else has said it yet, sorry if I missed it. There is a mathematical formula to figure out how many bikes you should own.

N = X + 1

Where N is the number of bikes you...
10-09-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 148,258
Posted By vjbknife

How Far

Only a quick 5 miles to do an initial shakedown cruise of a bike I just built. Lynskey Backroad full Ultegra group.
10-09-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,175
Posted By vjbknife

eyewear

100% of the time. There is no sane reason not to. one large bug hitting you in the eye will make you a believer. I changed over to some Smith Sunglasses because this was wearing me out.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,837
Posted By vjbknife

I think that there is such a wide variety of...

I think that there is such a wide variety of designs, tube sizes and shapes, and components that it is very hard to compare the material of one bike to another. I feel that a well designed bike for a...
10-16-16, 11:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,388
Posted By vjbknife

The brakes on the lowest end bikes that they sell...

The brakes on the lowest end bikes that they sell do not have the ability to be aligned with the rims. And the steel rims that are sometimes used have a smooth painted surface instead of a machined...
10-15-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By vjbknife

I ride a Lynskey Sportive that I built up with a...

I ride a Lynskey Sportive that I built up with a Dura Ace group. I have had it for 5+ years now and it is holding up very well. I think the most important feature is the wheels. As a Bike...
10-11-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,388
Posted By vjbknife

I contend that you can with a little effort buy a...

I contend that you can with a little effort buy a decent used bike, learn a little from the net or a book, clean it, fix it, lube it and have a better bike than a box store can offer for about the...
10-11-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,388
Posted By vjbknife

I work at a bike shop which is within a mile of a...

I work at a bike shop which is within a mile of a WalMart. I know for a fact that the Janitor assembles the bikes there and has no training at bike maintenance and does not even ride. They are...
Forum: Introductions
10-09-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By vjbknife

They are working on it but it is still a rough...

They are working on it but it is still a rough place to ride the roads. Outside the city there are few bike lanes and motorists here are not very accepting of cyclists.
Forum: Introductions
10-09-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By vjbknife

Nice to meet you Ron. Sounds like we have a few...

Nice to meet you Ron. Sounds like we have a few things in common. Have fun riding!
Forum: Introductions
10-09-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By vjbknife

New Member loves Titanium

Hi all, I am Vince and am an older rider (61) and have been riding since my early teens, 1970 or so. I retired and started working part time in a bike shop in my area. I have built both of my...
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