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Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By ironwood
Do you mean they have a surly attitude?

Do you mean they have a surly attitude?
Forum: Touring 04-23-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By ironwood
You don't say what time of year you plan to go. ...

You don't say what time of year you plan to go. As others have said, it can get dangerously hot in the desert, but then there are those that love the desert. If you go in the summer, I'd recommend...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-18-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,392
Posted By ironwood
Maybe obese drivers are enraged by the sight of...

Maybe obese drivers are enraged by the sight of people who are not obese. But as for potential danger, it is a far less threat than that of drunken drivers or texting drivers
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-18-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,565
Posted By ironwood
Try the metal pile in the local dump. My...

Try the metal pile in the local dump. My favorite bike, or at least a lot of it came from the dump. For a couple of years I rode a bike that was 100% dump sourced.

Try yard sales. The season is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By ironwood
[QUOTE=inka Have you put up photos...

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Have you put up photos somewhere? Would love to see. Yes, I am using 170s for that reason, which is short for my height, but it doesn't seem to bother me.[/QUOTE

]Sorry, I haven't...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-17-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By ironwood
I converted a 1983 Trek 630 to 650B and it rides...

I converted a 1983 Trek 630 to 650B and it rides very nicely. I put on Soma B-lines which are true 38mm wide tires. I think they are faster than the Col de la Vies that I have on another 650B...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-16-16, 02:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By ironwood
I have found some broken axles on old freewheel...

I have found some broken axles on old freewheel hubs, and many bent axles on freewheel hubs, especially 126mm six or seven speeds. Many riders also start out from a stop in a high gear and that is...
Forum: Touring 04-16-16, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By ironwood
Or you could use swept back bars in the North...

Or you could use swept back bars in the North Road style or moustache bars.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-16-16, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,631
Posted By ironwood
Twenty-five or so years ago there was a trend...

Twenty-five or so years ago there was a trend toward narrower and narrower clincher tires, but more people found out that they were not comfortable, and really no faster. High pressure tires...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By ironwood
80's through the early 90's were the best years...

80's through the early 90's were the best years for production bikes. But even now some of the best bicycles in the world are made in Japan by small builders like Toei, or Toyo. But they are...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-13-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 6,887
Posted By ironwood
Yes, and I have survived car free, but as I...

Yes, and I have survived car free, but as I explained a couple of years ago, there are limits to what you can do when you don't have a car. A lot depends on where you live.
Forum: Living Car Free 04-13-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,191
Posted By ironwood
A lot depends on where you live. In my case, if...

A lot depends on where you live. In my case, if I want to go into Boston, I go either by train or by bus and then transfer to light rail/subway. Driving is my last option. Why? Because there is...
Forum: Touring 04-13-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By ironwood
Add Rivendell and Velo-Orange. The smaller...

Add Rivendell and Velo-Orange. The smaller Atlantises and smaller VO bikes use 26"(559) wheels. Bikes with disc brakes can take various sized wheels.
Forum: Touring 04-11-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,509
Posted By ironwood
Get a used bike. If you check the things like...

Get a used bike. If you check the things like Craig's List, you'll possibly see a nice touring, or sport touring bike for $250 or so. On the Rivendell site, Lugged Steel Bicycles, Wool Clothing,...
Forum: Touring 04-08-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,362
Posted By ironwood
When I saw "as is" I first thought it was about a...

When I saw "as is" I first thought it was about a disclaimer of any warranty of merchantability. Thank you for "micturate", I've learned a new word. Maybe it will come in handy doing crossword...
Forum: Touring 04-07-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,560
Posted By ironwood
If I were a Trek representative, I would pay...

If I were a Trek representative, I would pay Squeezebox to shut up about the 920. Praise from him has probably turned off a few prospective buyers. It is like an endorsement by Bin Laden. On the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-07-16, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By ironwood
I put Dia-Comp 750s on a couple of bikes I...

I put Dia-Comp 750s on a couple of bikes I converted to 650B, and they are okay, but not great. The pads are at the bottom of the slot, so that probably detracts from their performance. From what...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-06-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,762
Posted By ironwood
I wonder how many of the 11,000 viewers of these...

I wonder how many of the 11,000 viewers of these rules went out and bought expensive bicycle shorts so as to be in compliance with these rules. And do we have to buy a carbon fiber bike and torque...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-06-16, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,168
Posted By ironwood
To measure the diameter of a wheel: Hold the...

To measure the diameter of a wheel: Hold the wheel verically and measure the distance from the axle to the floor. That's the radius, and think back to High School geometry and calculate the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,729
Posted By ironwood
I did not know that . I just assumed that...

I did not know that . I just assumed that because ferraris are very fast cars and are red, the same would apply to bicycles.
Forum: Touring 04-05-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
Posted By ironwood
I guess your'e right, the sunglasses confused me...

I guess your'e right, the sunglasses confused me , I can make out his scales. I'm wondering if the OP wanted to write "crappie" instead of "carpy". Crappies have long sharp spines, but not as long...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-05-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,729
Posted By ironwood
Aren't red bikes faster?

Aren't red bikes faster?
Forum: Living Car Free 04-04-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,246
Posted By ironwood
We have an energy source in space, it's called...

We have an energy source in space, it's called the Sun. All our energy here with the exception of geothermal or nuclear is a form of solar power. Including fossil fuels. I guess you can say...
Forum: Touring 04-04-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
Posted By ironwood
That's not a carp, it looks like a catfish.

That's not a carp, it looks like a catfish.
Forum: Touring 04-04-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 860
Posted By ironwood
Carp usually don't have nipples, maybe they are...

Carp usually don't have nipples, maybe they are genetically modified carp.
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