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05-11-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,955
Posted By gorillimo

My Surly Cross CheckÖ. ...

My Surly Cross CheckÖ.
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05-11-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,042
Posted By gorillimo

I ride trails often. I avoid gravel when...

I ride trails often. I avoid gravel when possible. Like riding on ball bearingsÖ.....
04-27-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By gorillimo

Donít have a quill stem. But, getting those bars...

Donít have a quill stem. But, getting those bars up there is the key. If youíre not racing, aero is not really relevant. Yes, you may be slower. Okay, but youíre riding. Life is goodÖÖ
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04-21-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 33,056
Posted By gorillimo

Pretty funny. I was wanting a Riv type bike....

Pretty funny. I was wanting a Riv type bike. Picked up a Rockhopper and preceded to "Grant out" on it. Was about to hit the button on a demo Homer from Riv, when a low mileage, very nice Cross Check...
04-21-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By gorillimo

Don't overdo it.You don't want to over soften it...

Don't overdo it.You don't want to over soften it and make it sag....... From Rivendell "A thimblefull will treat an entire saddle. A new saddle doesn't need it, but after a few months, put some of...
04-21-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,065
Posted By gorillimo

I ride places. Like being able to have what I'd...

I ride places. Like being able to have what I'd like with me. Jacket. Food. Camera. I run errands. I carry things. I love my Carridice Longflap............
04-03-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By gorillimo

Grant Peterson at Rivbike recommends Sally Hansen...

Grant Peterson at Rivbike recommends Sally Hansen brand!
02-28-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,351
Posted By gorillimo

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Yep on the VPís. I bought them from Rivendell as...
02-04-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 817,102
Posted By gorillimo

Just finished going thru my new to me Lemond...

Just finished going thru my new to me Lemond Tourmalet. PO shouldnít have been trying to do his maintenance. Much better now!...
02-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,979
Posted By gorillimo

Iím riding the Conti Speedrides on my Cross...

Iím riding the Conti Speedrides on my Cross Check. Like them a lot!
Roll well on pavement. Do e
ok on trails . Recommend them. ...
02-03-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By gorillimo

Running 42mm Conti Speedrides on my CC. They roll...

Running 42mm Conti Speedrides on my CC. They roll well on the road. Great riding. Been ok on our hardpacked trailsÖ...
01-22-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By gorillimo

[QUOTE=jolly_codger;22381560]I hated it when I...

[QUOTE=jolly_codger;22381560]I hated it when I tried it a few years on my (then) commuting bike. As you mentioned, shifting was awkward and so was braking QUOTE]
Gave in and ordered a shorter stem...
01-19-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

I like mine a lot.. The Contis roll well....

I like mine a lot..
The Contis roll well. Trails, road, running downtown. All good!
01-19-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

Tried 26Ē x 1.5Ē on the Rockhopper. Ok on the...

Tried 26Ē x 1.5Ē on the Rockhopper. Ok on the road, not so good off. 700 x 42cm Conti Speedrides on the Surly. Very versatile and good riding.
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01-18-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

I started this path with changing a vintage...

I started this path with changing a vintage Rockhopper to an all arounder, Riv type bike. Liked it a lot. Got convinced on tourist bars. Rode the crap out of it. Then, wanted more. Was about to hit...
01-18-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

Not my bike, Iím running sweptbacks. Pic is off...

Not my bike, Iím running sweptbacks. Pic is off the Surly site. Search Corner Bars. They look interesting. Theyíre not cheap, but would save a lot of money and work by not replacing controls! Hereís...
01-18-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By gorillimo

Sirly has the ďcorner barĒ. Itís a drop bar that...

Sirly has the ďcorner barĒ. Itís a drop bar that will let you keep your flat bar controls....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,245
Posted By gorillimo

Many RAAM winners who rode them. Guess the weight...

Many RAAM winners who rode them. Guess the weight didnít bother them over all those miles.
01-17-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,771
Posted By gorillimo

Thereís probably a bunch of us who live in both...

Thereís probably a bunch of us who live in both worlds.. ...
12-24-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By gorillimo

Brifters with mustache bars?

Brifters with mustache bars? Anyone? Finding myself not liking drops on my Lemond Tourmalet. Shimano 600 9speed. Thinking of changing them to mustache bars. I'd like to keep the brifters, for the...
11-14-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By gorillimo

Bars are Satori Noirette Plus. Off Amazon. Grips...

Bars are Satori Noirette Plus. Off Amazon. Grips are just some ergo ones picked up at the local shop. Cloth tape, finished with shellac.
11-12-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,540
Posted By gorillimo

My Paramount..... ...

My Paramount.....
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11-11-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By gorillimo

My CC was already converted from drops to flats...

My CC was already converted from drops to flats when I bought it. Didn't get along with the flat bars. One position, too stretched out. Went to these. Much better . Several usable positions. Good...
11-11-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By gorillimo

Interesting. I bought mine used. Itís a Longflap....

Interesting. I bought mine used. Itís a Longflap. Thought it was a Nelson, but maybe not after seeing the Pendle. Iím ok with it, wouldnít give it up for anything. ...
10-27-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By gorillimo

Rehomed..

Rehomed..
10-27-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By gorillimo

Suntour XCE 4050 components

Hi all! Rescued a bike that was being thrown out. Has Suntour XCE 4050 Components. They are probably pretty low mileage, from the looks of the bike. Derailleurs, shifters, brakes. $10.00 and the cost...
09-12-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,760
Posted By gorillimo

Was a quiet afternoon. On call for work. Messed...

Was a quiet afternoon. On call for work.
Messed around with the bikes. Working on the yard. Was a Lyle Lovett kinda day. This was a great one. Lyle playing a Guy Clark tune....
09-12-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By gorillimo

ok, thanks! Itís 9 speed. I see that makes a...

ok, thanks! Itís 9 speed. I see that makes a difference.....
09-12-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By gorillimo

Indexed chain ok to break?

Hi all!
New to indexed drivelines. Ridden vintage Campy forever. Just picked up thisí06 Lemond. Shimano 105 equipped. The chain is caked with gunk. It shifts great. Go figure. Can I just break the...
09-12-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,725
Posted By gorillimo

Ok, thanks! Sounds like the plain bearing ones...

Ok, thanks! Sounds like the plain bearing ones will be fine on my road only bike. OTOH, Iím cheap, but like to support Rivendell. Putting together an order now. Hard to get stuff. Brooks wrench,...
09-11-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,690
Posted By gorillimo

Ride the forward curve of the bars for a good...

Ride the forward curve of the bars for a good climbing position. Pretty much like riding the hoods on drop bars. I like to wrap forward of the levers for that reason. ...
09-11-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,760
Posted By gorillimo

Bassist in a band I was in is a luthier. Does...

Bassist in a band I was in is a luthier. Does work for some big names. We came in for practice, and he drew us into the inner workshop. Opened a case, and it was one of Knopfler's guitars. Felt like...
09-11-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By gorillimo

Awesome! Making me feel guilty about questioning...

Awesome! Making me feel guilty about questioning if I would ride my Surly Cross Check with North Road bars on a century......
09-11-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,725
Posted By gorillimo

These are the ones I'm running. BTW, turns out...

These are the ones I'm running. BTW, turns out Cambria Bike has them for half of Rivendell's price. $14.99 VP Grind pedals. Great deal for the price. And, no metal pins to scar legs with!...
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09-11-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,760
Posted By gorillimo

'The Delicate Sound of Thunder". Live Floyd. ...

'The Delicate Sound of Thunder". Live Floyd. That ripping guitar solo on "Comfortably Numb". ...
09-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,182
Views: 817,102
Posted By gorillimo

Retirement at the end of the month. Wanting to...

Retirement at the end of the month. Wanting to ride more. Maybe ride with the local club. Picked this up last week to supplement my all arounder Cross Check. Thinking itís a do anything quiver for my...
09-11-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,725
Posted By gorillimo

Flat pedals. Clemís from Rivendell. A lot of the...

Flat pedals. Clemís from Rivendell. A lot of the time riding in sandals. No socks. Not racing, enjoy the freedom of choice. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,792
Posted By gorillimo

Worked hard, fast and late yesterday. Felt pretty...

Worked hard, fast and late yesterday. Felt pretty low key this am. Even after 2 cups of french press! Got out my new Lemond and worked on making it fit me. New 28c Michelin tires.They fit great. Much...
09-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By gorillimo

Revised position this am. Shorter stem. Re-angled...

Revised position this am. Shorter stem. Re-angled the bars to get the ramps higher. Seat was all the way back. Lemond's have a slack seat angle, so I moved it to about the middle. The shorter cockpit...
09-06-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,940
Posted By gorillimo

Been riding these on my Cross Check. Noirette...

Been riding these on my Cross Check. Noirette plus bars. Slightly raised mustache type. Multiple hand positions. Iím happy with them....
09-06-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By gorillimo

Just trying drop bars again now. Had a three...

Just trying drop bars again now. Had a three level cervical fusion last August. Been riding mustache bars. First test ride today, only 20 miles or so. Neck is kind of sore. Going to try changing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,792
Posted By gorillimo

Iíve got a WTB saddle I like a lot Iím going to...

Iíve got a WTB saddle I like a lot Iím going to try. Otherwise I may go with a Brooks on the Lemond
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,792
Posted By gorillimo

Iíll give them a try! Thanks. Itíll never equal...

Iíll give them a try! Thanks. Itíll never equal my Surly Cross Check on 42ís for comfort, but I can improve it.. Different bikes for different reasons... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,792
Posted By gorillimo

what 28ís you running? They vary from true size....

what 28ís you running? They vary from true size. I like the idea! Iím ok even if I have to put the wheels on, then inflate. Thanks, Bill
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 136,792
Posted By gorillimo

New to me Toumalet!

Just scored this one. I’m stoked!
I’m on the shorter side, and used Lemond’s are rare in this area. Bike is a great fit, very nice shape. It was the guys back up bike and was rarely ridden. Retiring...
Forum: For Sale
08-10-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By gorillimo

Very interested. Size is borderline for me. Could...

Very interested. Size is borderline for me. Could you get a stand over height for me? Thanks, Bill
05-15-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By gorillimo

I just missed a clean one yesterday. CL, was...

I just missed a clean one yesterday. CL, was asking $250.00. Kinda cool, it was in the Nevada City /Grass Valley area.. I thought about it too much and missed...
05-15-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By gorillimo

I just missed a clean one yesterday. CL, was...

I just missed a clean one yesterday. CL, was asking $250.00. Kinda cool, it was in the Nevada City /Grass Valley area.. I thought about it too much and missed...
03-07-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,419
Posted By gorillimo

I like fenders on utilitarian bikes. Not much...

I like fenders on utilitarian bikes. Not much chance of rain here, but it just defines the bike!...
03-07-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 49,136
Posted By gorillimo

Love my modded Rockhopper! Great exploring bike. ...

Love my modded Rockhopper! Great exploring bike.
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