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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By tarwheel
Black, black, black. You've got enough color...

Black, black, black. You've got enough color going on with the frame and bottle cages already.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 401
Posted By tarwheel
I've gotten flats several times on brand new...

I've gotten flats several times on brand new tires. Just bad luck, but at least once the tire was ruined due to a sidewall cut. This is one of the reason why I've shied away from expensive tires...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By tarwheel
You don't have no-fault car insurance in MA? I...

You don't have no-fault car insurance in MA? I thought every state had that these days. Have you actually talked to your insurance company? I wouldn't make any assumptions about coverage if you...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-25-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 525
Posted By tarwheel
I bought a waterproof smartphone drybag from my...

I bought a waterproof smartphone drybag from my bike shop. Mine is made by Blackburn, but Topeak and other bike accessory companies sell similar versions. The Blackburn model is designed to fit an...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By tarwheel
My favorite bike is a Waterford sport tourer that...

My favorite bike is a Waterford sport tourer that I bought used for about $600 with the fork and headset. A similar frame and paint job would cost more than $3,500 new from Waterford. In fact, just...
Forum: Commuting 07-25-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 44,210
Posted By tarwheel
Forgive me fellow commuters for driving today. ...

Forgive me fellow commuters for driving today. The weather is sunny with no threat of rain. I simply didn't want to ride in the extreme heat and humidity. The temperature was 80 F here at 7 am...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 503
Posted By tarwheel
The Soma Highway 1 handlebar has a relatively...

The Soma Highway 1 handlebar has a relatively short reach and drop, and is available with a 26.0 clamp. I've got this bar on several bikes and really like it.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,521
Posted By tarwheel
I always carry a multi-tool. I rarely use it,...

I always carry a multi-tool. I rarely use it, but I think of it like an insurance policy. I'm also able to help friends and strangers on occasion. I also carry at least one spare tube, a spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By tarwheel
I've had bike shops swapp parts from one frame to...

I've had bike shops swapp parts from one frame to another for as little as $100 and as much as $200. The shop that I'm using now charges about $150 just for labor. Usually a frame swap involves...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 333
Posted By tarwheel
Custom frames seem to start at about $1,500 these...

Custom frames seem to start at about $1,500 these days, including the fork, but prices can go much higher.

Are you simply wanting to go custom to get internal routing for cables? Most people go...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-25-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By tarwheel
Our frames looks like twins, except yours might...

Our frames looks like twins, except yours might be one size smaller. Mine measures 58 cm center-center for the seat tube and 56 cm for the top tube. Does yours have water bottle mounts only on the...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-24-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By tarwheel
Comparable. The rash has tended to be the worst...

Comparable. The rash has tended to be the worst on long rides in hot weather. Today was one of the hottest days of this summer, with heat index close to 110. I rode 44 miles today, about 6 more than...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-24-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By tarwheel
I did an experiment today and rode 2:45 hours in...

I did an experiment today and rode 2:45 hours in the heat with no sunscreen on my thighs. Guess what? No heat rash at all, even wearing shorts with silicone grippers. So apparently I was having a...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-23-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By tarwheel
So, when are you going to post some photos of...

So, when are you going to post some photos of your Sequoia icepick_trotsky?
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-23-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 246
Posted By tarwheel
That is a nice bike for the money. You did well. ...

That is a nice bike for the money. You did well.

Regarding shoes, I would go to REI, Performance Bike or any bike shop with a good selection of shoes to try on. Many bike shoes are European sized...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 522
Posted By tarwheel
I'm surprised that you have time to ride, Mr....

I'm surprised that you have time to ride, Mr. Trump
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 44,210
Posted By tarwheel
I don't deny that our winters are wimpy compared...

I don't deny that our winters are wimpy compared to you. I would rather cycle in Jan-Feb around here than July.
Forum: Touring 07-22-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By tarwheel
I use a Topeak Road Morph G

I use a Topeak Road Morph G
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 523
Posted By tarwheel
I run my U-Lock through the frame and the rear...

I run my U-Lock through the frame and the rear wheel, with a 4-foot cable looping through the front wheel and the lock.
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 44,210
Posted By tarwheel
Welcome to my world, Tundra_Man I am...

Welcome to my world, Tundra_Man

I am essentially that sweaty after every commute during the warmer months around here. The weather that the Midwest is suffering though right now is pretty much...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 07-22-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By tarwheel
Excellent choice! I bought an '82 Sequoia frame...

Excellent choice! I bought an '82 Sequoia frame in the spring and had it built up for commuting. It is a really nice riding bike. Not particularly light weight by today's standards but probably...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 758
Posted By tarwheel
One more piece of advice is to drink plenty of...

One more piece of advice is to drink plenty of fluids. When I started riding again in my 40s, I would usually carry just one water bottle and often didn't finish it off. I didn't drink until I felt...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 687
Posted By tarwheel
A good source of Tyvek is USPS Priority Mail...

A good source of Tyvek is USPS Priority Mail envelopes.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By tarwheel
Beautiful frame and I like your color and decal...

Beautiful frame and I like your color and decal choices. That should make a great riding bike. If I ever order a custom frame, Mercian will be on my short list. I bought a Bob Jackson World Tour...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,888
Views: 44,210
Posted By tarwheel
Finally a decent week for commuting here. I rode...

Finally a decent week for commuting here. I rode 4 out of 5 days and could have ridden one more if I had ignored the forecasts calling for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday. I gained back some of...
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