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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-18-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Altair 4
OP, the saddle thing is worth exploring, for...

OP, the saddle thing is worth exploring, for sure.

But one thing you mentioned suddenly jumped out at me. You said you compressed the suspension fork and then locked it. I don't know what that...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-14-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 795
Posted By Altair 4
To get you through your upcoming ride, I'd do the...

To get you through your upcoming ride, I'd do the following. As others have said, change your hand position often, even give one hand at a time a shake. Lighten your grip on the bar could help. ...
Forum: Touring 07-14-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 7,497
Posted By Altair 4
I haven't been following this thread past page 1...

I haven't been following this thread past page 1 (TLDR).

But I thought I'd throw this out for you all - a blog from someone who actually toured across America on an ebike: ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,005
Posted By Altair 4
That's a fun little ride! It's about 18 miles...

That's a fun little ride! It's about 18 miles round trip. We rode that a couple of years ago - the blacktop is showing its age, but you can easily find a clean line to follow. The two abandoned...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Altair 4
Try Aerotech Designs: Cycling Apparel, Bike...

Try Aerotech Designs: Cycling Apparel, Bike Shorts, Bike Jerseys by Aero Tech Designs (http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/)

They have a wide range of sizes. Service has always been exemplary in my...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-11-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,005
Posted By Altair 4
I lived in the Philadelphia area in the mid '80's...

I lived in the Philadelphia area in the mid '80's and had a job that had me on the road a fair amount of time. North of the city, maybe in Montgomery or Bucks county, there was an old abandoned...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-08-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,032
Posted By Altair 4
I'd be surprised if ANYONE reads the owner's...

I'd be surprised if ANYONE reads the owner's manual to anything. TL; DR seems to be an epidemic.
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Altair 4
Thanks for posting this. The reviews on Nashbar...

Thanks for posting this. The reviews on Nashbar make the material look pretty fragile, but I'm thinking of getting one for an upcoming trip, just to have "in case" of bad weather. Easily pack-able...
Forum: Touring 07-07-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,697
Posted By Altair 4
Fenders plus this ^. Some years back, we rode...

Fenders plus this ^. Some years back, we rode the GAP with two days of rain. I didn't have fenders then. Unbelievably, the wet limestone grit that accumulated on my drivetrain really did a number...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-29-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 999
Posted By Altair 4
Keep a positive attitude. Sending good thoughts...

Keep a positive attitude. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. We're dealing with a cancer situation in our immediate family as well. Hope things go well for you.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-21-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,206
Posted By Altair 4
I like Boeshield T-9. Bikes | Boeshield T-9...

I like Boeshield T-9.
Bikes | Boeshield T-9 (http://boeshield.com/bike/)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-15-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,254
Posted By Altair 4
So in Ontario, is your claim against the...

So in Ontario, is your claim against the insurance carrier or the driver? How does the other party get served?
Forum: Foo 06-14-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7,681
Views: 1,093,753
Posted By Altair 4
^ Mallard should have a GoPro attached to his...

^ Mallard should have a GoPro attached to his back.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-02-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By Altair 4
I have had a Park PCS-10 for several years now. ...

I have had a Park PCS-10 for several years now. Love it! Legs fold up when not in use for easier storage.
Forum: Commuting 06-01-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By Altair 4
Performance Sun Pro II Long Sleeve Jersey...

Performance Sun Pro II Long Sleeve Jersey...
Forum: Foo 05-30-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By Altair 4
I can't get my whites that clean with 4 different...

I can't get my whites that clean with 4 different laundry products.
Forum: Foo 05-24-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By Altair 4
I thought that Daniel was going to be a long-term...

I thought that Daniel was going to be a long-term character, being the only one with the smarts to get along in the deadified world. That's probably why he had to go.

Yeah, I share your...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-22-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,254
Posted By Altair 4
I have no idea how the Canadian court system...

I have no idea how the Canadian court system works (hopefully, I never will).

I can tell you, anecdotally, how small claims works in my small part of the universe. I was involved in a motor...
Forum: Foo 05-22-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 207,805
Posted By Altair 4
Should be included in the next James Bond movie.

Should be included in the next James Bond movie.
Forum: Northeast 05-20-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Altair 4
The Ghost Town Trail is nearby, with a trailhead...

The Ghost Town Trail is nearby, with a trailhead at Black Lick, 13 miles south of Indiana on Rt. 119. It's on my list for this summer. It's 36 miles of rail trail that runs through a former iron...
Forum: Foo 05-18-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Altair 4
That's what a 7 quart sump will do for you.

That's what a 7 quart sump will do for you.
Forum: Foo 05-18-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Altair 4
Can't wait to see photos (engine bay, of course)!...

Can't wait to see photos (engine bay, of course)! Best of luck with the new vehicle!
Forum: Foo 05-17-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Altair 4
That's the difference between the Jetta and the...

That's the difference between the Jetta and the Passat. By taking the transverse engine from the jetta and mounting it longitudinally in the Passat, VW had to reduce the size of the oil sump. IIRC,...
Forum: Foo 05-17-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 898
Posted By Altair 4
I have an early 2003 VW 1.8T Passat with 150,000...

I have an early 2003 VW 1.8T Passat with 150,000 miles on it. The turbo hasn't been a problem at all - still pulls strongly. I do, however, take a few minutes to let the turbo cool down if I'm...
Forum: Touring 05-16-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By Altair 4
Excellent. I'm glad you had a great time! Your...

Excellent. I'm glad you had a great time! Your weather experience was similar to ours. The first day started dry but had intermittent rain. The second day was a 5 hours of steady rain. However,...
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