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Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By DocJames

In the last few weeks we've sold one bike costing...

In the last few weeks we've sold one bike costing around $10,000 and another for around $8900. If their buyers weren't trying to do a full custom build out. Not sure how to tell you, but the folk...
06-07-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,289
Posted By DocJames

yes!!!!

yes!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,521
Posted By DocJames

As an employee of a very busy, high volume shop,...

As an employee of a very busy, high volume shop, I can't begin to tell you how impractical and unfeasible this would be. Most people start with mostly stock and change and upgrade along the way.
...
06-01-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By DocJames

shots fired!

shots fired!
05-31-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,983
Posted By DocJames

Um, what in the world is all this? Is there a...

Um, what in the world is all this? Is there a central point and or summary? Could this not have been condensed into a more readable format? And finally, when you reached the end of authoring this...
05-04-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By DocJames

I keep reading all over how "big" ebikes are, and...

I keep reading all over how "big" ebikes are, and I agree they've grown quite a bit, but from what I've seen,, they're still a teeny fraction of total sales. I think much of that has to do with...
05-04-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,761
Posted By DocJames

BOOM!!!! One of our daily laments in the shop

BOOM!!!!

One of our daily laments in the shop
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-27-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By DocJames

Aha ok. Well as stated by JP, those are just fine...

Aha ok. Well as stated by JP, those are just fine for the GAP. They're good for your commute too. Those are pretty decent all around tires.

My route through the city is filled with all sorts of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-27-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By DocJames

You didn't mention where you'll be commuting and...

You didn't mention where you'll be commuting and the predominant road surface/conditions you'll be traversing. These are factors critical for and tire recommendations.
04-16-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By DocJames

Oh man these are nice! A bit pricey compared to...

Oh man these are nice! A bit pricey compared to many others out there, but they have a really nice, classic look. And I like that they're not plastic! The description actually says designed to fit...
04-16-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By DocJames

Fenders For 27" Wheels -- Recommendations

Just bought a Miyata 215 ST (will update with pics later) intending to use for commuting and possibly occasional touring. I'm having the hardest time searching online for fenders that specifically...
04-12-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

200 KM isn't a whole lot of distance to see a...

200 KM isn't a whole lot of distance to see a significant enough training response bringing speed gains. Unless your really young, full of hormones or on pharmaceutical assistance, your physiology...
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By DocJames

I want to respond separately to different...

I want to respond separately to different portions of your reply, but I don't know how to do the multiple paragraph quote thing yet.

Wow! That's one huge frame. Looks way too tall for me. I'm...
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By DocJames

Interesting. Because it does clearly say "Special...

Interesting. Because it does clearly say "Special Tourer" on it, yet that's nowhere in the catalog. Somethings up. Alternative name?...
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By DocJames

Wow!!! I had no idea this was a thing. I...

Wow!!! I had no idea this was a thing. I distinctly remember when I was a kid this was pretty much the standard cage on most every bike. Would have never guessed they were now sought after.
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By DocJames

It's funny. They pretty much all looked like that...

It's funny. They pretty much all looked like that when I was a kid.
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By DocJames

1978 Fuji Special Tourer: Yay or Nay?

Seeking input, advice and insight from vintage bike aficionados here. I myself am very much a novice apprentice in this area.

Original owner just listed for $50. What say you?

Thabks!...
03-15-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

This!!!!

This!!!!
03-14-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

This much has been proven in multiple tests and...

This much has been proven in multiple tests and observations. Clipless are great, I like them. Across my current 8 bikes some have them some don't. But we're talking about gaining maybe a few seconds...
03-13-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

First things first. The guys you guessed to be...

First things first. The guys you guessed to be 180 could have been even lighter. Many speedy cyclists are. I'm 6'4", currently 249, down from a high of 295. I assure you, 50 pounds is HIGHLY...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,135
Posted By DocJames

Glad you got your bike back in time to capitalize...

Glad you got your bike back in time to capitalize on the mild weather.

Believe me I know how you feel. All my rides this year till now have averaged 1 - 1.5 hours max length in temps as low a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,135
Posted By DocJames

The 1 mile per hour speed increase could have...

The 1 mile per hour speed increase could have just as easily been a result of your elation and enthusiasm for getting the bike back and being able to get out there in glorious weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,135
Posted By DocJames

Looks cool to me. The two tone, mismatched...

Looks cool to me. The two tone, mismatched wheels add a certain flair.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,135
Posted By DocJames

You Own More Than One Pair of Shoes Don't You?

Intensely frustrating indeed. This is part of why I own so many bikes (8 and counting). Even if you don't gon that route, having a bike up of the bike you like to ride just makes sense.

I always...
03-08-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,925
Posted By DocJames

**warning stay away**

I regret having wasted precious time on this worthless thread. It's wholly devoid of meaningful or enlightening discussion. Hopefully others won't make the mistake I did and simply scroll on by.
Replies: 45
Views: 5,191
Posted By DocJames

What's the route like from a safety and traffic...

What's the route like from a safety and traffic standpoint? Wide shoulders?

Planning at least one (will probably be more) trip to Florida this year myself. Have been there many times, but never...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By DocJames

I guess those could work. I'd seen racks that...

I guess those could work. I'd seen racks that came with similar in their hardware packs, so that's what I was talking about. But these might allow me to adapt any rack I imagine.
Replies: 45
Views: 5,191
Posted By DocJames

What's the bottle on the down tube? Seems to have...

What's the bottle on the down tube? Seems to have a nice cover to keep crud off the mouthpiece.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By DocJames

Recommendations For Rear Rack for stays lacking eyelets

I've seen these before in passing but now having trouble finding any in my searches. Trying to mount a rack to a bike with no eyelets or braze one.

Edit: I'm specifically looking for the non seat...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-24-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8,104
Views: 574,199
Posted By DocJames

Bet you got some pretty nice trail riding down...

Bet you got some pretty nice trail riding down there
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-23-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By DocJames

Aha OK. All makes perfect sense now. Thanks for...

Aha OK. All makes perfect sense now. Thanks for taking the time to explain.

Re: security, not only can you not share a link or pics until you have 10 posts in, initially you can't post more than 5...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-20-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By DocJames

Nope. Lol

Nope. Lol
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-17-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By DocJames

Indeed, getting there via Google was successful....

Indeed, getting there via Google was successful. Nice work your sons doing with this site. Strange with the link error.

Haven't been as active on the trail recently, but for years I was all over...
02-17-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By DocJames

Whoa!!! Now that's different. And that's probably...

Whoa!!! Now that's different. And that's probably the point too. Have only ever heard of these mythical creatures, I'm sure a few may actually exist, but I've personally never seen one
02-17-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By DocJames

Surely you've been around long enough to have...

Surely you've been around long enough to have seen this before. Or perhaps you never noticed how front facing cameras flip images and rear facing do not. ...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-16-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By DocJames

Just tried it again. Here's the error message....

Just tried it again. Here's the error message. Might want to pass along to the site admin. Looks like a script error of some sort....
02-16-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By DocJames

Chain has been throughly cleaned and lubed since...

Chain has been throughly cleaned and lubed since that pic. Went on a 25 mile ride Saturday, it did ok. Still on the list to be replaced though.

Folk I got it from seemed to have left it outside at...
02-16-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By DocJames

I'm assuming they're of reasonably decent quality...

I'm assuming they're of reasonably decent quality and durability? This one has a flip flop.
02-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By DocJames

Aha ok. Well that would explain a lot. I missed...

Aha ok. Well that would explain a lot. I missed the whole fixie/ss fad. Up til now, last time I had a single speed was the early 80's. Nothing special. Just a Huffy we got from Woolworth. Haha
02-16-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By DocJames

XLC PRO V 700 C Wheels -- What Can You Tell Me?

I know absolutely nothing about these (that's not saying much), but I think they look pretty cool. Decades of cycling, but all my wheels have always been fairly conventional.

They came on a used...
02-16-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

And this is the reason I've pretty much resigned...

And this is the reason I've pretty much resigned myself to planning on making various upgrades and improvements to my small fleet of mostly older bikes -- some steel, some aluminum.

My main issues...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-16-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By DocJames

Link still isn't working

Link still isn't working
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-15-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By DocJames

Wow! Did not know about this extension. How cool!...

Wow! Did not know about this extension. How cool! I'm planning on riding this whole thing this spring.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-15-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,828
Posted By DocJames

This is a very helpful thread

I'm planning on doing the ride this year myself and had no idea where to start on logistics, but I learned a ton from reading through these posts. Incredibly helpful info and ideas here. Thanks a...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By DocJames

A Hidden Gem For Sure

Haven't ridden on the trail in years, but it's definitely one of my favorites. Hadn't realizable the bridge construction had created a detour. But that makes sense. Glad to see there's a thread...
02-14-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

Hadn't heard of this model, went and looked it...

Hadn't heard of this model, went and looked it up. My goodness! What a sweet looking ride. I love the classic lines with modern componentry. Sadly it's totally out of stock and sold out everywhere....
02-14-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

Maybe he took it out for one last ride -- and...

Maybe he took it out for one last ride -- and wrecked. And that is how he passed on. Probably not, but you never know.
02-12-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

You and me both! Decades in saddle. I remember...

You and me both! Decades in saddle. I remember thinking the ss crew and fixie freaks were nuts just trying to be cool and trendy. Fast forward, here we are I now own two SS, one with a fixie flip...
02-12-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,718
Posted By DocJames

Wow! I've heard this before but never paid much...

Wow! I've heard this before but never paid much attention to it. Any idea what the length of time is? Having just bought several older aluminum rigs I'm now concerned. Both seemed to have been barely...
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