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01-25-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 157
Posted By Barrettscv

Some people I would definitely lend a bike to....

Some people I would definitely lend a bike to. Most people, no.
01-25-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By Barrettscv

The Specialized Vado SL 5.0 fits this criteria...

The Specialized Vado SL 5.0 fits this criteria except power assist drops out between 26 and 28 mph (45 km/hour) in the US.
01-25-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, I expect that for the next 10-15 years I'll...

Yes, I expect that for the next 10-15 years I'll be splitting my miles between the e-bike and the regular road bikes I own. I'm lucky to know several high mileage cyclists who are almost 10 years...
01-24-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By Barrettscv

Thanks' jppe, it's always good to read your posts...

Thanks' jppe, it's always good to read your posts and opinions.
01-24-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By Barrettscv

...and you have a longer cycling season than...

...and you have a longer cycling season than many. I have to tolerate losing some fitness every winter and then work hard to rebuild my fitness from March to June every year.
01-24-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By Barrettscv

I've been using a Tacx trainer with the Rouvy app...

I've been using a Tacx trainer with the Rouvy app for a few years. With the winter weather in Wisconsin, it's the only way to maintain fitness during the off season. The technology is interesting...
01-24-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, I love cycling and alpine skiing and I plan...

Yes, I love cycling and alpine skiing and I plan to enjoy both with moderation for the next 15 years. However, I've always been a larger than average person without any special anaerobic gift. I've...
01-23-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By Barrettscv

Yes, the cockpit is a work in progress, the OEM...

Yes, the cockpit is a work in progress, the OEM flat bar is insufficient. However, the add-on grips and aero bars I'm now trying might not stay. What would be ideal is e-bike brifters with the 12...
01-23-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By Barrettscv

I've seen the future and I'm ready

Well, after more than 20 months of lurking on the sidelines, I've purchased my first E-Bike: The Specialized Vado SL 5.0.

It comes along at a time when I'm eager to rebuild my cycling fitness. I...
01-23-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 40,740
Posted By Barrettscv

Pictures. I’ve added a Brooks C17 saddle, Ergon...

Pictures. I’ve added a Brooks C17 saddle, Ergon GP5 grips, Shimano EH500 SPD Sport pedals, Vittoria Hyper tires and some aerobars I already owned.

...
01-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,065
Posted By Barrettscv

I used the electric leaf blower on 2 inches of...

I used the electric leaf blower on 2 inches of very cold powder today. That was quick.
01-19-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Barrettscv

I’m using the 42 tooth Red Clover triplitizer...

I’m using the 42 tooth Red Clover triplitizer middle chainring on my Stronglight model 93 crankset. I wanted a gearing range appropriate for hills and gravel of Eroica, so I installed a 46 tooth...
01-12-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,065
Posted By Barrettscv

I知 in Wisconsin and I shovel most of the...

I知 in Wisconsin and I shovel most of the driveway and all of the walks by hand. Most neighbors have a service or a snowblower. Shoveling does a much better job and I control the timetable. However,...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By Barrettscv

I have a very nice Trek fork from a 1979 900...

I have a very nice Trek fork from a 1979 900 model. The 900 was Trek's best bike at the time, the fork is made from Columbus SP. The frame was 25 inch and will fit 27 inch wheel, so this might fit...
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Barrettscv

The Shimano GRX 48/31 crankset would provide the...

The Shimano GRX 48/31 crankset would provide the gear range you are looking for. This eleven speed crank will work with a 10 speed SRAM drivetrain. The 36/22 is not a good match for a road...
01-08-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Barrettscv

Not correct, the 105 and Ultegra (pictured)...

Not correct, the 105 and Ultegra (pictured) eleven speed cranks are 110 (only).

...
01-08-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Barrettscv

Both rings mount on the original tapped holes....

Both rings mount on the original tapped holes. Since the 4 arms are spaced as pairs, the oval rings are wider where they attach to the crank arms and the ring shape is narrower between the pairs of...
01-08-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Barrettscv

I had the Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainring set on...

I had the Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainring set on an Ultegra crankset and these can be installed on a 7000 crank. They are an option but these don稚 shift as well as OEM rings. I知 also not convinced...
01-08-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Barrettscv

The 700x30 Schwable G One Speed measures 32mm...

The 700x30 Schwable G One Speed measures 32mm wide on a 23mm external width Velocity A23 rim. These are fast performance tires that have very low rolling resistance but are tough enough for gravel....
01-08-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Barrettscv

I知 using the 48/31 GRX crankset and I highly...

I知 using the 48/31 GRX crankset and I highly recommend it for disc brake bikes. This is your best option.

On a different bike, I have an 11-36 eleven speed cassette with the earlier 105 rear...
Replies: 38
Views: 6,199
Posted By Barrettscv

I have tried the Absolute Black 46 & 30...

I have tried the Absolute Black 46 & 30 chainrings on an Ultegra 6800 compact crankset. I have also installed a 48 & 32 GRX crankset on my Canyon Endurace.

I was dropping the chain and have...
01-05-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By Barrettscv

I have multiple bikes that fit this description....

I have multiple bikes that fit this description. These include a 1972 Schwinn Paramount with a 53 & 42 Campagnolo crankset and a 12-24 five speed freewheel. I also have a 1984ish De Rosa Professional...
01-04-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By Barrettscv

My first road bike was a 1972 Schwinn Paramount,...

My first road bike was a 1972 Schwinn Paramount, this bike had a 53/49 crankset with a 14-26 freewheel. As a teenager, I could climb steep grades by mashing the pedals while climbing. However, the...
01-04-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 40,740
Posted By Barrettscv

Well, after more than 20 months of lurking on the...

Well, after more than 20 months of lurking on the sidelines, I've purchased my first E-Bike: The Specialized Vado SL 5.0.

It comes along at a time when I'm eager to rebuild my cycling fitness. I...
01-03-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Barrettscv

Changing the stem on a Specialized w/ Future Shock

I'd like to put a longer stem on my Specialized Vado SL 5.0 This bike has the Future Shock 1.5. I found this youtube video, please see below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=896Rs7GBFrY

Is...
01-02-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Barrettscv

Welcome to Bikeforums! If you are planning...

Welcome to Bikeforums!

If you are planning on climbing unusually steep hills while loaded with touring gear or a weeks worth of provisions, the gearing of the Giant might provide a benefit. Also,...
01-02-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,405
Posted By Barrettscv

Hi Roadfan, Our situation and goals are very...

Hi Roadfan,

Our situation and goals are very similar. Your plan for the first half of 2021 is better researched than mine at this point. We should share a log and compare notes. Heck, I'd be smart...
01-01-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By Barrettscv

My general rule: One day a week, not sufficiently...

My general rule: One day a week, not sufficiently beneficial no matter how long or intense. Two intense or long days a week doesn't improve fitness but can maintain existing fitness. Three or four...
01-01-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,346
Posted By Barrettscv

Own fewer and ride more. ...

Own fewer and ride more.

https://www.facebook.com/130605286967919/posts/4167453373283070/?d=n
12-30-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Barrettscv

How is the bike when in use?

How is the bike when in use?
12-30-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,405
Posted By Barrettscv

Exactly. When I got the boat, it really required...

Exactly. When I got the boat, it really required significant attention just to be sure it was safe from some kind of catastrophic event. Even though the boat was complete and in mostly good...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Barrettscv

Hi djb, Yes, my cycling declined for a while...

Hi djb,

Yes, my cycling declined for a while due to a relocation in 2018 and time given over to a sailboat purchase in 2019. I'm ready to get back on the bike and traing for a 2022 tour should be...
12-30-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,405
Posted By Barrettscv

I started on a Sunfish on Lake Michigan. Ahhh, to...

I started on a Sunfish on Lake Michigan. Ahhh, to be a teenager again!
12-30-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,405
Posted By Barrettscv

Anyone who has sailed a Laser on salt water will...

Anyone who has sailed a Laser on salt water will quickly learn skills the rest of us admire!
12-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Barrettscv

I've developed a general philosophy: 80% of the...

I've developed a general philosophy: 80% of the human race is courteous and concerned about fellow human beings and as long as you don't expect too much, most people are fine. The other 20% can be...
12-29-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

Name your price. Considering the bond, it's yours...

Name your price. Considering the bond, it's yours for the asking.
12-29-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

I used to think that my interest and opinions are...

I used to think that my interest and opinions are distinct. Not so. I recently made acquaintance with an American my approximate age living in Italy. Recently married to an Italian native, enjoys...
12-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

Every bike is different, I certainly wouldn't try...

Every bike is different, I certainly wouldn't try the same ownership pattern with every bike.

Most bikes I keep for several years and put more than 1000 miles on after doing a full overhaul. One...
12-29-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Barrettscv

Congrats! I love the handling and performance of...

Congrats! I love the handling and performance of my Serotta.
12-29-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

To help you understand an opposing opinion, I'll...

To help you understand an opposing opinion, I'll add some granularity: I'm not trying to get compensation for my time, I'm only interested in recouping a resource.
12-28-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

Thank you, the perfect summary. I hope opinions...

Thank you, the perfect summary. I hope opinions such as yours can be expressed without the absolute correctness of the opinion being challenged by the C&V police.
12-28-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

I expect half of the bikes I sell will show a...

I expect half of the bikes I sell will show a some profit and the rest will show a loss. I've had some bikes that I've double my money on and some bikes that I gave away. I do enjoy my hobbies more...
12-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,888
Posted By Barrettscv

Time for an update; 2016 Raleigh Roker...

Time for an update;

2016 Raleigh Roker gravel bike, 2017 Canyon Endurace, 2018 Ridley Helium SLX

...
12-28-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

Congrats! Seriously, it's a formidable task. What...

Congrats! Seriously, it's a formidable task. What selling medium was most convenient for you?
12-28-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

The next pack-up will be a a 20 ft intermodal sea...

The next pack-up will be a a 20 ft intermodal sea container, but only a few bikes will survive the cull.
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Barrettscv

Actually I'm looking for input on routes. The...

Actually I'm looking for input on routes. The report raybo provided was very detailed and helpful.
12-28-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Barrettscv

I have found the Michelin PRO 4 Endurace to be a...

I have found the Michelin PRO 4 Endurace to be a really tough tire. Tougher than the Continental Gatorskin but with a softer compound that proves more grip than the super-durable Gatorskin compound.
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,112
Posted By Barrettscv

Quick release axles are more difficult to...

Quick release axles are more difficult to manufacture and install with sufficient precision. Not impossible, just more difficult. Thru-axles provide much more precise installation, and manufacturing...
12-28-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,473
Posted By Barrettscv

I find that all my bikes have a place in my heart...

I find that all my bikes have a place in my heart for a variety of good reasons. However, I plan to relocate and have decided I really won't have the room for an expanded collection. So I'm planning...
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,112
Posted By Barrettscv

Being a retro-grouch didn't provide the best...

Being a retro-grouch didn't provide the best recommendation before and being a grouch doesn't improve the quality of your discourse now.
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