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Forum: Touring 07-29-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By velonomad
OT, Hey Spinnaker, Did they ever complete the...

OT, Hey Spinnaker, Did they ever complete the Montour trail? Last time I was in Pitt (2013) there was some pretty big gaps that detoured on some busy roads between Library and Clairton.
Forum: Touring 07-29-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By velonomad
With Amtrak because of the train schedule it is...

With Amtrak because of the train schedule it is logistically easier to ride from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. When i was planning my trip year before last (I didn't go) I worked out that the train gets...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-25-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By velonomad
First time I ever bought a subscription to watch...

First time I ever bought a subscription to watch the TDF . It was well worth $30 to skip the ads and get a few more minutes of coverage. I'll definitely do it again next year. My only gripe is the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,722
Posted By velonomad
My bikes are older than most of the employees in...

My bikes are older than most of the employees in a LBS these days. They seldom have parts for my bikes and I'm a better mechanic.
Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By velonomad
Wheels of Chance is very good. More recently The...

Wheels of Chance is very good. More recently The Lost Cyclist by David Herlihy has been out a few years and narrates the story of Frank Lenz who set out to ride around the world in the 1890's but was...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By velonomad
If there is a hell, Mine will be spending...

If there is a hell, Mine will be spending eternity locked in a room with Shubert, Allen and Forester droning on about bicycle safety
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-17-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By velonomad
I did the C&O as a one day ride with 4 others in...

I did the C&O as a one day ride with 4 others in 2009 (189 miles 16 hrs to RR National Airport). I rode between Hancock and Cumberland last fall. The trail was not terrible but it was pretty rutted...
Forum: Framebuilders 07-17-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By velonomad
Ditto on Trail. Increasing positive caster at the...

Ditto on Trail. Increasing positive caster at the steering pivot /king pin/headtube will increase trail and all things being equal ( which they seldom are)will probably help unladen steering...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-15-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By velonomad
Hot Dang! After 20 years I'm fashionable again! ...

Hot Dang! After 20 years I'm fashionable again! Don't be frigid ride rigid!
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-11-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By velonomad
They should do the job. Of course that is...

They should do the job. Of course that is assuming you don't have other issues . If your LBS doesn't have the pads
Amazon does. ...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-11-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By velonomad
Those are cantilever brakes. You won't find a...

Those are cantilever brakes. You won't find a taller quill stem in 1" diameter than the one you have. If you need to be more upright probably riser MTB bars and new shifters/ brakes are in your...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-10-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By velonomad
The two holes in the eccentric is for a pin...

The two holes in the eccentric is for a pin spanner wrench enabling you to tension the timing chain while tightening the gland ring.
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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-10-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,766
Posted By velonomad
I just yell "I've fallen and I can't up!" Then...

I just yell "I've fallen and I can't up!" Then somebody calls me Mrs Fletcher(??) and says they are on their way
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-10-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By velonomad
Actually I recall a thread on I'm pretty sure...

Actually I recall a thread on I'm pretty sure this exact same bike, but not on Bike Forums. It was probably Roadbike Review
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-10-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By velonomad
I think I discussed this tandem on another forum...

I think I discussed this tandem on another forum 7 or 8 years ago. Don't go running out to spend money just yet cantilever brakes have been stopping tandems since the 1950's

Sachs brake/shifter...
Forum: Touring 07-07-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By velonomad
Pittsburgh to Washington DC on the Great...

Pittsburgh to Washington DC on the Great Allegheny Passage (rail trail) and C&0 canal trail 335 miles. One month if you ride 11 miles a day :)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-05-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,493
Posted By velonomad
The Tour is not a public service, it is a...

The Tour is not a public service, it is a commercial endeavor. UK and Europe have enough television viewers to attract major advertisers to underwrite the coverage as we did during the Armstrong era....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-05-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,493
Posted By velonomad
That is why I paid the 29.99 for a year of NBCSN...

That is why I paid the 29.99 for a year of NBCSN Gold. No commercials, longer coverage and I didn't have to buy the $9.99 a month "sports package" to see the Tour.
Forum: Framebuilders 07-05-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By velonomad
As for slackening angles on modern lugs I built a...

As for slackening angles on modern lugs I built a french style constructeurs frame using Richard Sachs lugs back in 2006 Instead of bending and filing all the lugs to slacken the angle. I rotated the...
Forum: Framebuilders 07-05-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By velonomad
Mid- late 80's much of MTB production was going...

Mid- late 80's much of MTB production was going to tig and most of the custom guys were fillet brazing if not welding. Reynolds, Everest, Haden were the lugs I was aware of. and had access to....
Forum: Framebuilders 07-05-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By velonomad
How True! I built my first frame in 1977 and...

How True! I built my first frame in 1977 and bought a Solid OX from Sears. It was a joke, the oxygen lasted 3 minutes at most. The pellets were stupidly expensive. I used it to preheat dropouts and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-05-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By velonomad
Your traction issue wasn't your choice of bike...

Your traction issue wasn't your choice of bike that was your tires. lower the PSI first. Modern suspension has greatly improved. My son was away in Thailand for 8 months in 2014 and left me his...
Forum: Touring 07-04-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By velonomad
I went in 2002. Locals advised to head up early...

I went in 2002. Locals advised to head up early morning. We camped the night before outside Malaucène. Next morning we rode/walked (tandem) the 22 kilometers over the top and down to the treeline...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-04-16, 12:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,493
Posted By velonomad
NBCSN Gold Package. 29.99 for one year. TDF and...

NBCSN Gold Package. 29.99 for one year. TDF and most of the major races streamed live commercial free. The races are also archived for viewing at anytime. I use Google Chromecast to get the race up...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-12-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,831
Posted By velonomad
You know you're old when you have to ask a 45...

You know you're old when you have to ask a 45 year old how to turn off the flashlight on your i-phone
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