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08-07-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,166
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Posted By Standalone

Thanks so much! The Atom part I need is the...

Thanks so much!

The Atom part I need is the sort of T-nut that the cable attaches to ó ...
08-07-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,166
Views: 278,313
Posted By Standalone

$$ is easier on the seat post. Someone cut this...

$$ is easier on the seat post. Someone cut this one to under 3Ē and I canít sell this bike on in good conscience like that.

The Atom part I need is the sort of small cylindrical ďcrossbarĒ bolt...
08-07-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,166
Views: 278,313
Posted By Standalone

That is much higher grade stuff than is otherwise...

That is much higher grade stuff than is otherwise going into this Franken build - Raleigh MTB with a .833Ē stem, V Brakes and Tetro 520 road levers. And Suntour stem shifters...
...
08-06-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,166
Views: 278,313
Posted By Standalone

I need a 27.0 seat post, anything will do, just...

I need a 27.0 seat post, anything will do, just clearing frames out of the garage.
08-03-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,196
Posted By Standalone

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08-03-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,196
Posted By Standalone

There is a great pdf of the line floating around...

There is a great pdf of the line floating around the internet somewhere. There was a fourth Offering in the line, the Wyoming, which was the most basic. Looks like the Kodiak has an upgraded crankset...
08-03-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Standalone

I like a 66x58 or 59 but this might be a smidgen...

I like a 66x58 or 59 but this might be a smidgen too big. Maybe as a flat bar build...?
08-02-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

What was he doing on her bike?[/QUOTE]runing it...

What was he doing on her bike?[/QUOTE]runing it over with his lexus es350
08-02-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

I can confidently generalize from my 16 years of...

I can confidently generalize from my 16 years of cycling the state and compare my experiences with other places. If you think that you do not belong on roads without shoulders, or speed limits over...
07-31-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Standalone

Hi and welcome! Iím your height and am at about...

Hi and welcome! Iím your height and am at about 220. So I donít have personal experience being a heavier rider but as a sort of big dude Iíve always read articles about heavy cyclists and their gear...
07-31-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By Standalone

IT Band and fit

Iím aware of the general seat height suggestions when there is pain on the front of the knee vs. behind the knee.

What about IT Band issues? I do well with rest and stretching and rolling it...
07-31-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Standalone

I think Iíve read this one before. For some...

I think Iíve read this one before. For some reason I have always loved vintage magazine writing and advertising.

I like biopace on a road touring triple for the large and middle chainring, but...
07-29-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16,086
Views: 1,670,116
Posted By Standalone

Took my steel Jamis (not really C and V but hey)...

Took my steel Jamis (not really C and V but hey) up to the Farmington River on a 72 miler...
07-28-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Standalone

I would not. Some may wish to make a conversion...

I would not. Some may wish to make a conversion to 700c, for one. This frame is probably not a 650b candidate because itís 630/27Ē with already wide-ish clearance
07-28-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Standalone

Nothing helpful to add here but I found the...

Nothing helpful to add here but I found the divers uncomfortable. I must sit rather far back
07-27-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,018
Posted By Standalone

you used four, sir

you used four, sir
07-27-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Standalone

I make it 26.8. Double checked against the old...

I make it 26.8. Double checked against the old trek which is 27.2 and yeah I think thatís an accurate reading.
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07-27-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Standalone

I believe they are Suntour symmetric. I have not...

I believe they are Suntour symmetric. I have not had them off and so do not know the pitch of the threads. Nothing makes me think that they would be oddly specíd

Only funny thing about the bike...
07-27-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

Yep! But there are like a half dozen 25Ē frame...

Yep! But there are like a half dozen 25Ē frame bikes here for him next year. Trek 620 already built and a 520 with some 105 9sp that just needs cables, housing and chain.

The Nishikiís TT is...
07-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By Standalone

1986 Nishiki Riviera GT Touring - Suntour LePree

Now both my sons happen to have triple pulley rear derailers. :) This replaces my 13 year old’s Trek 600 which sadly developed a crack in the head tube, discovered after our tour of Long Island and...
07-27-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

Replacement located! I had saved this Nishiki...

Replacement located! I had saved this Nishiki Riviera GT years ago from a local kid who had started to sand the beautiful finish off the seat stays and seat tube. I hit it with some paint and gave it...
07-24-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

There are effectively no county governments and...

There are effectively no county governments and little state government. It is all separate towns and people get entitled and insular.
07-24-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

I am an educator in Bridgeport. No trips for...

I am an educator in Bridgeport. No trips for me...

You are right about the misery. CT is such a divided and angry place.
07-24-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

Ive lived in NYC (5 yrs) and CT (16 yrs). Never...

Ive lived in NYC (5 yrs) and CT (16 yrs). Never an agressive incident in NYC or upstate. Monthly occurrences in CT. It is aggregate lived experience, not isolated anecdote.

My wife was...
07-24-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

If my six foot tall youngest would not be too...

If my six foot tall youngest would not be too tall for it by spring, i would do so.
07-24-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

Yes! I did a lightweight indexing vintage mtb...

Yes! I did a lightweight indexing vintage mtb mech build with an ultegra road triple. My kids both loved it literally to death! It had a good life and as you can see did a farewell tour out to Orient...
07-22-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19,616
Views: 3,210,991
Posted By Standalone

The circle is mine. Dude selling a crashed AL...

The circle is mine. Dude selling a crashed AL frame with a huge crack, no mention, listed as good condition.

I wrote to the guy and he was condescending as hell. Marked it as sold after some...
07-22-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

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R.I.P.
07-22-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

Ha! Yes, this bike seems to have done a stint as...

Ha! Yes, this bike seems to have done a stint as a city bike in New York, so rust issues elsewhere make it an unlikely candidate for heroic measures.
07-22-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

I will check when I strip the bike and hopefully...

I will check when I strip the bike and hopefully report back if I remember!
07-22-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

You are not wrong about that era, itís an...

You are not wrong about that era, itís an objective truth as well as a sentimental one.
I love that idea, and thought of it, too (the pic is a nice touch! I do plan on blowing up a series of them...
07-21-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

my son is about to grow out of it. Heís not ready...

my son is about to grow out of it. Heís not ready for one of the many 25Ē frames i have around but I will find him something good to last this coming year or two.

...
07-21-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

a google search for steel head tube cracks...

a google search for steel head tube cracks brought up a bianchi with the EXACT same crack. Thatís a reasonable flex/stress point as I see it.

Headset installation could also be a factor. But itís...
07-21-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

Even better news is that my 13 year old would be...

Even better news is that my 13 year old would be outgrowing it shortly.

My buddy that I gave a similar sized Nishiki to is bringing it back over!



Thank you.

I am grateful for my good...
07-21-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

Iíve been doing some research on the failure mode...

Iíve been doing some research on the failure mode and many say that it would not be catastrophic. The steering would get squirrely ó but the fork runs the length of the HT, and is secured by the...
07-21-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

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07-21-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By Standalone

Crack in the head tube! Trek 600

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This photo from before our tour shows the crack that...
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,741
Posted By Standalone

I went a few years ago. My road bike with fat-ish...

I went a few years ago. My road bike with fat-ish Panasonic tires wasnít really robust enough for the muddy puddles on the double track, especially farther up the route. I recommend a hardtail 29er...
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By Standalone

Iíve hitchhiked the NW of France. Calais to Mont...

Iíve hitchhiked the NW of France. Calais to Mont Ste. Michel. Normandy is beautiful.

The key to travel for me is speaking the language, and I speak conversational French pretty well. So France...
07-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

She was honking at my sons who were a block or...

She was honking at my sons who were a block or half a block behind me or so coming off the causeway section of the bridge. No shoulder ó she became enraged and started honking at the kids who then...
07-19-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

This was after the incident. I caught up to...

This was after the incident.
I caught up to her (on my fully loaded touring bike 140 miles into my tour) at the red light to speak to her at the intersection.
ďThose are my kids! They are...
07-18-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

I grew up in SE PA/Del/Md. area and moved here to...

I grew up in SE PA/Del/Md. area and moved here to where my folks grew up ó my family roots are all here. The more I ride here the more I get that sense.

Connecticutís unfriendliness has to do...
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,197,285
Posted By Standalone

Sharing the three eighties rigs we took out on a...

Sharing the three eighties rigs we took out on a 160 mile four day easy
tour around Long Island Sound...
07-18-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

I think maybe the LI drivers have enough...

I think maybe the LI drivers have enough experience driving in the City that they donít act like suburban CT drivers do.

I cycle in Bridgeport and New Haven often for pleasure and for commuting....
07-18-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

It really was 99% plus who were nice and...

It really was 99% plus who were nice and courteous on the NY State streets. Iím trying to figure out what is wrong with my home state.
07-18-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,239
Views: 788,376
Posted By Standalone

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07-18-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Standalone

Conn. vs. NY bicycle acceptance difference on tour

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We just toured the North Shore of Long Island and the...
07-18-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16,086
Views: 1,670,116
Posted By Standalone

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Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,107
Posted By Standalone

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Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 201,107
Posted By Standalone

Around The Sound Tour with Teens

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