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08-16-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Corben

I want to move back to billings!

I want to move back to billings!
08-15-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,295
Posted By Corben

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE from original Poster ...

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE from original Poster
Another 2 yrs on the Dawes and I just ordered a new wheelset from bikeisland.com for it.
all original stock components still working and I just stuck a...
08-10-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Corben

Cough! Cough! Wheeze....

My eyes hurt @#$%$#!
08-09-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,528
Posted By Corben

You must get her to a bicycle shop(s). Test some...

You must get her to a bicycle shop(s). Test some out. Road, hybrids or maybe a nice little bmx is her style.
most important though is to think about "well if she gets a new bike why shouldn't ...
05-15-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,835
Posted By Corben

i used lozenges to quit smoking over 7 yrs ago....

i used lozenges to quit smoking over 7 yrs ago. my longest quit so far.
05-15-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Corben

the b&w pic is me and the bike when it was new....

the b&w pic is me and the bike when it was new. the one with it leaning on a tree is how it looks today.
05-07-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Corben

I been riding my hybrid over 2 decades.

Bought a Specialized Crossroads new back in 97.
Lots of replaced parts and stuff but still using the original frame and wheels. Its the most comfotable bike i owned.
As a matter of fact think I'll...
04-14-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 682,272
Posted By Corben

Cool.

Cool.
04-14-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,835
Posted By Corben

Ha ha...not till I get some muscle.

Ha ha...not till I get some muscle.
04-13-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,977
Posted By Corben

I'm happy with my 2014 Dawes...400 bucks.

I'm happy with my 2014 Dawes...400 bucks.
04-13-18, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,835
Posted By Corben

Man! It's great to be skinny again!

And every one of my bike is 30lbs lighter now too!
Forum: Touring
04-16-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Corben

Great deal for panniers here!

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/6087455335.html
09-21-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By Corben

Camping with Bike Video.

Not bikecamping but throwing the bike in the camper and riding it around the campgrounds. It's fun and a great way to explore the area.
I do hope to actually go camping via bicycle for a few days...
09-15-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Corben

Okay thanks guys

Okay thanks guys
09-14-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Corben

a little shock therapy needed here.

So I'm mostly a vintage bike guy. I like things simple. I have 4 road bikes and zero mtn bikes. Until yesterday.
Yesterday I aquired a trek 1999 7000 zx 18" mtn bike. The stock rockshox Judy has...
09-11-16, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,413
Posted By Corben

I was going to suggest a motobecan steel frame...

I was going to suggest a motobecan steel frame with downtube shifters from BD but they appear to be gone now. As a matter of fact I didn't see any bikes with DT shifters. Hmmm
Then I was going to...
09-11-16, 01:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,295
Posted By Corben

Tire went flat again if anyone wants to know.

Tire went flat again if anyone wants to know.
09-07-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,295
Posted By Corben

Thank you. It's always the rear too. Will...

Thank you. It's always the rear too.
Will research.
09-07-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,295
Posted By Corben

@#&%!! Another flat tire! Bikes suck!

@#&%!!
Another flat tire!
Bikes suck!
09-06-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,295
Posted By Corben

And my thoughts as well. There was now way I...

And my thoughts as well. There was now way I could afford a new road bike from the LBS (well I could afford one but my significant other wouldn't let me. ) but my vintage road bikes road bikes road...
09-06-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,295
Posted By Corben

Well...new components to start. Really like...

Well...new components to start. Really like those briefers. And the geometry of a modern drop bar is more comfortable. But all this can be put on a steel frame.
The old bikes always need...
09-06-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,295
Posted By Corben

I can't remember. I do remember shopping for a...

I can't remember. I do remember shopping for a new road bike and thinking how could I justify paying 700 900 bucks for a new road bike.
But a couple weeks after I got the Dawes I saw at...
09-06-16, 02:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,342
Posted By Corben

I got a few bikes. I bought a brand new...

I got a few bikes. I bought a brand new specialized hybrid from s LBS and after owning it for twenty yrs I still love riding it. The LBS went out of business. I bought brand new Dawes roadbike from...
09-05-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,295
Posted By Corben

BDs 2 yr. review. Dawes Lightning 1000...

Two yrs. In town urban commutes mostly. I love my bike.
Replaced tires, pedals, and the saddle just cuz I wanted to.
I've had nothing but good luck and flat tires with this bike.
It arrived a...
08-30-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,058
Posted By Corben

Cadillac bike huh? Perhaps you'd like a custom...

Cadillac bike huh?
Perhaps you'd like a custom low rider banana seat bike with shiny parts.
Go with a Revendel bike.
08-24-16, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Corben

Found them. Yeah they're too high I can see. ...

Found them.
Yeah they're too high I can see.
Notice the bolts on the rack.
Perhaps I can customize the bags to hang indepently utilizing those bolts on the racks.
The best I can do now is a...
08-24-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Corben

Panniers!? Didn't even consider those. I was...

Panniers!?
Didn't even consider those. I was thinking like my sleeping bag, dirty laundry or a picnic basket with fried chicken and a fine chardonnay.
I do have a small set of panniers somewhere...
08-23-16, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Corben

I have no idea.

I have no idea.
08-23-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Corben

my modified front rack...

A little chopchop here and there along with reuse sustainability attitude and I managed to come up with a pretty sturdy front rack.
Although my wife protests I will go touring one day and this...
05-26-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,187
Posted By Corben

i plan to ride till i die and if that means it...

i plan to ride till i die and if that means it will be on a girls bike cuz i cant swing my leg over the saddle then so be it.
05-26-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,116
Posted By Corben

The Triplets of Belleville.

The Triplets of Belleville.
05-21-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By Corben

Yeah I been riding my Dawes well over a year now...

Yeah I been riding my Dawes well over a year now with all its stock components with no problem. Matter of fact think I'll go for a little evening ride right now and harass the folks at McDonald's...
05-21-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 31,543
Posted By Corben

Hahaha. Did the same thing myself several years...

Hahaha. Did the same thing myself several years ago. I stood my ground was served. No man should be deprived of his icecream.
05-11-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 54,020
Posted By Corben

I picked up a Dawes Lightning 1000 for 400 bucks...

I picked up a Dawes Lightning 1000 for 400 bucks a couple yrs ago. It's a great bike. I'm still eagerly waiting for the components to wear out so I can replace them with more quality ones.
05-05-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,064
Posted By Corben

All ya need now is a new coffee cup.

All ya need now is a new coffee cup.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 11:28 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 03:26 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-16, 03:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,904
Posted By Corben

New calf law does not prohibit ear buds or...

New calf law does not prohibit ear buds or headphones so long as you don't cover both ears. Unfortunately two ear buds jammed into one ear hurts.
02-14-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,176
Posted By Corben

What is the purpose of those clip things on the...

What is the purpose of those clip things on the fork and axal? My schwinn also has 'em.
12-13-15, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By Corben

Anybody paint just the lugs?

And left the paint on the rest of the bikes paint job alone....
12-05-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By Corben

Ever just paint the lugs?

So I love it when I see a old steel bike with lugs that stand out.
I mean whats the point of having lugs when theyre the same color of the rest of the frame? Right?
Dark gray voyageur. The paint...
12-05-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,365
Posted By Corben

A few years ago I was accused of being a troll...

A few years ago I was accused of being a troll here on the forum once.
When my wife found out she left me. My boss heard about it and fired me.
and I still have to go to a twelve step program...
11-25-15, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By Corben

I recommend you watch this short video to get you...

I recommend you watch this short video to get you headed in the right direction.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TEhySzO14ik
11-17-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,356
Posted By Corben

As a bd customer myself be prepared to: true and...

As a bd customer myself be prepared to: true and lube wheels. Fine tune brake and shift cables.
And that's all I had to do.
10-04-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,773
Posted By Corben

Yeah I'm just gonna get some new ones I guess. ...

Yeah I'm just gonna get some new ones I guess.
Great ideas and replies though.
10-03-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,773
Posted By Corben

No no no....I just want to remove the levers, put...

No no no....I just want to remove the levers, put on new hoods, and put the levers back on. But when I encountered the springy thingy I worried I'd damage them. And also I doubt I can find some new...
10-01-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,773
Posted By Corben

But then I read this....

But then I read this....
10-01-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,773
Posted By Corben

thank you. thats exactly the answer I was hoping...

thank you. thats exactly the answer I was hoping for. I wonder if I even own a magnet.
10-01-15, 02:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,773
Posted By Corben

Icky sticky gooey brake hoods.

They're old but whole and they're white. And very dirty and gross. probably manufactured in '88 with the bike. I actually removed a lot of dirt and grim with Dawn but there still gooey and sticky to...
09-29-15, 12:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,664
Posted By Corben

One of my earliest childhood memories is when I...

One of my earliest childhood memories is when I took a crescent wrench to the square bolt on my little red tricycles and centered the stem.
No wonder he glared at you.
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