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Forum: Touring 07-20-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By urbanescapee
I used to work at REI. All that that means is...

I used to work at REI. All that that means is that it's currently out of stock not discontinued. Since it's a bike, they rarely ship between stores so they won't show the option to see which stores...
Forum: Touring 05-09-16, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By urbanescapee
Europe would be cool, but even with all expenses...

Europe would be cool, but even with all expenses paid, one must also take into consideration that foreigners cannot spend more than 90 out of 180 days in the European Schengen zone. The Schengen area...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By urbanescapee
Yes, I have already pulled the chain. I have also...

Yes, I have already pulled the chain. I have also removed the derailleur from the frame, and removed the cage back-plate and jockey wheels that are mounted within the cage. I have isolated the "cage...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By urbanescapee
105 Rear Derailleur Cage Sprung Forward Instead of Rear.

Hi All,

My wife and I recently moved back to LA from Nashville area and during our drive across the country we passed through a few snowy areas (Flagstaff). Our bikes were on a hitch rack during...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-04-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By urbanescapee
I think I'm in a buyers market right now with the...

I think I'm in a buyers market right now with the Dahons on CL in my area. There seem to be many available, new and old, and I'm sure I could talk down the price on most of them. As you said, most of...
Forum: Commuting 01-04-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By urbanescapee
Deal Alert: Novara 'Round Town Pannier

Just a heads up for my fellow commuters... Normally $50 a piece (way overpriced) now on clearance for $19 each (great deal). I have one of the older versions that I am very happy with. The current...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-04-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By urbanescapee
Is there a "Golden Age" of Dahons?

On a trip round the world my wife and I opted to buy folding bikes for our stint through Europe to enable us to see more and be less dependent on public transit. We purchased a couple of Dahons on...
Forum: Commuting 12-28-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,344
Posted By urbanescapee
I suggest you look at google maps terrain feature...

I suggest you look at google maps terrain feature for your area. A 500 foot climb isn't too bad, at least it not on your way into work so you can avoid being all sweaty when you arrive for work....
Forum: Touring 12-08-15, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By urbanescapee
I'm considering doing some of this trip in the...

I'm considering doing some of this trip in the future as well. How much? I don't know, but definitely not as soon as you are planning. But being in S. America now and having just spent considerable...
Forum: Touring 11-28-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By urbanescapee
They came stock on a new bike I bought a few...

They came stock on a new bike I bought a few years ago. I wore them out to where the multilayer protection started showing after a few thousand miles of rough city commuting. I had only one flat and...
Forum: Commuting 11-24-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By urbanescapee
Yeah, I've built a few of those in the past. WAY...

Yeah, I've built a few of those in the past. WAY overpriced junk if you ask me.... You're paying for the looks alone on that one, big time. Like buying a 4-cyl mustang.
Forum: Commuting 11-24-15, 04:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,203
Posted By urbanescapee
I used to work for REI in a retail/shop position....

I used to work for REI in a retail/shop position. In my experience in passed years REI has had significant sales increases on Black Friday compared to other normal business days. But because they...
Forum: Touring 11-05-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,980
Posted By urbanescapee
I sense that I have offended a few folks who are...

I sense that I have offended a few folks who are probably proud-walking-billboards and don't like being made to feel like they got suckered. You don't have to defend your decision to become a living...
Forum: Touring 11-03-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,980
Posted By urbanescapee
I don't really care, personally. I just think...

I don't really care, personally. I just think it's funny when I walk into a bike shop and see all those ridiculously expensive, heavily branded jerseys. I wonder to myself who the heck would wear...
Forum: Touring 11-03-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,980
Posted By urbanescapee
I can think of one reason not to...so that you...

I can think of one reason not to...so that you don't look like a tool because you shelled out $80+ to wear someone else's advertising. Shouldn't they be paying YOU to wear it?
Forum: Commuting 11-02-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By urbanescapee
When I was there this past summer, I was...

When I was there this past summer, I was surprised to see how many people were out walking and riding with hi-vis. I saw so many that I thought maybe it was a legal obligation. But with the...
Forum: Commuting 10-25-15, 01:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 558
Posted By urbanescapee
The pack cover does seem nice just for the added...

The pack cover does seem nice just for the added function of keeping your stuff dry (or drier) should it happen to rain. But since your primary and seemingly only concern is to boost visibility, I do...
Forum: Commuting 10-07-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By urbanescapee
IIRC, the RX bags will fit on RX and MTX racks,...

IIRC, the RX bags will fit on RX and MTX racks, but the MTX bags will only fit on MTX racks. This is to allow use of any bag (RX or MTX) on the heavier duty line of racks (MTX), but to disallow use...
Forum: Commuting 10-07-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By urbanescapee
There are some companies that make products to...

There are some companies that make products to slow UV degradation. Nikwax makes one, though I cannot personally speak to it's effectiveness. Apart from that, I think all you can really do is try to...
Forum: Commuting 10-03-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By urbanescapee
Seems to me like the sort of thing that...

Seems to me like the sort of thing that out-of-touch grandparents buy for their grand children. To someone who is not a cyclist themselves, it may seem like a good idea. But the person for whom it's...
Forum: Touring 09-15-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By urbanescapee
I have the REI flex light and use it primarily...

I have the REI flex light and use it primarily for car camping. I have taken it backpacking only once as it is still quite bulky/heavy for backpacking. For cycle touring I find it would be more...
Forum: Commuting 09-01-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By urbanescapee
I had the 2012 four corners. Beautiful...

I had the 2012 four corners. Beautiful pearl-dark-green paint, but my one issue was the chain stay length was too short for my big feet with panniers. Looks like they bumped up the chain stay length...
Forum: Touring 08-23-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By urbanescapee
Yes, the narrower tires will mean that more road...

Yes, the narrower tires will mean that more road vibrations will be transferred to your trailer load but it's effect on the rider will be insignificant and unless you're hauling eggs or hard disk...
Forum: Touring 08-23-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By urbanescapee
If it were me, I'd ditch the trailer and just do...

If it were me, I'd ditch the trailer and just do racks/panniers for that ride specifically. I just spent a month driving all over the UK and most roads are very, very narrow, many barely wide enough...
Forum: Touring 08-22-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,418
Posted By urbanescapee
I try not to be judgmental but unfortunately, my...

I try not to be judgmental but unfortunately, my reality is that most homeless folks that I have encountered have serious mental illnesses and addictions that cause them to have very unpredictable...
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