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Forum: Pacific Northwest 07-24-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By adventurepdx
Here's my experience with the bike camping...

Here's my experience with the bike camping options (and biking) from the few years I've been to the San Juans:

The three county parks, San Juan, Shaw, and Odlin (Lopez) have group hiker/biker...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,133
Posted By adventurepdx
Well, REI is having a sale right now, and I got...

Well, REI is having a sale right now, and I got some 20% off coupons to Next Adventure. ;)

Anyways, hope to see you on the Three Speed Ride on Sunday June 26!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-16, 02:19 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx
Figured I'd throw this out there in case any of...

Figured I'd throw this out there in case any of you Portland area three-speeders are interested and available. ( Velocivixen or @gugie (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=381793)?) But I'll be...
Forum: Touring 05-19-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By adventurepdx
Yeah, the two big Cascade Bicycle Club rides, the...

Yeah, the two big Cascade Bicycle Club rides, the RSVP and STP, mean that the bike hooks will be full for any days around the event. I started a tour right around the end of STP and needed to box my...
Forum: Touring 05-19-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By adventurepdx
The Vancouver BC station does have boxes....

The Vancouver BC station does have boxes. Technically they are from VIA Rail, Canada's rail service, but you can buy them and use them for Amtrak. I had to do that once to get my bike back south,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-11-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,133
Posted By adventurepdx
Yes, the mid 80s Schwinn Collegiate was a decent...

Yes, the mid 80s Schwinn Collegiate was a decent Taiwanese machine and NOT a K-Mart/Walmart offering. Schwinn was still a decent quality (if a little behind) bike shop brand in the 80s. I had one of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-11-16, 07:36 PM
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Views: 1,009,133
Posted By adventurepdx
If you have steel rims, light colored tires will...

If you have steel rims, light colored tires will gain a patina/be self cleaning like others have said. HOWEVER, if you have aluminum rims and ride in wet weather, the tires WILL pick up some of that...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-08-16, 10:34 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx
Okay, it's just a week away! I probably asked...

Okay, it's just a week away! I probably asked this before, but let's get a "roll call" of who's heading out to the Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour this weekend. I'm on my way!
Forum: Touring 04-30-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By adventurepdx
I like having roll on service too, though boxing...

I like having roll on service too, though boxing up a bike is not as big a hassle on Amtrak as it would be vs plane or bus. The Amtrak provided boxes are HUGE and all you (usually) need to do is...
Forum: Touring 04-20-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By adventurepdx
Hmm, interesting. I didn't know about that. Do...

Hmm, interesting. I didn't know about that. Do you remember which bikes they were?

I had a mid 80's Schwinn Collegiate three speed, which was a Taiwanese model (probably made by Giant.) And to my...
Forum: Touring 04-19-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By adventurepdx
Not to nitpick too much, but old Schwinns used a...

Not to nitpick too much, but old Schwinns used a different sized tire/wheel. While they (confusingly) labeled them as 26" x 1 3/8" like the ones found on British three speeds, the Schwinn size was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-19-16, 12:39 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx
Especially if you have the original unhooked...

Especially if you have the original unhooked steel rims. High pressure would mean the bead would probably pop it off the rim.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-19-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11,180
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Posted By adventurepdx
I've seen that bike, and it looks nice. But the...

I've seen that bike, and it looks nice. But the issue is that it's a Bikes Direct, which is more of a barrier of entry to the uninitiated, since someone has to buy it online and either assemble it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-18-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11,180
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Posted By adventurepdx
What 3speedslow said. Plus BOTH bikes have the...

What 3speedslow said. Plus BOTH bikes have the rear racks, full dynamo lighting, and Brooks B72 saddles still on them. So I would consider $625 for the pair to be fair.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-16-16, 11:38 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx
Sounds like a good tattoo! :D

Sounds like a good tattoo! :D
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-16-16, 11:37 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx
We do see a lot of sensible bikes here. We have...

We do see a lot of sensible bikes here. We have shops that cater to urban/utility bicycles/bicyclists, like Clever. Linus does pretty well here, though Biria is still pretty exotic and Public hasn't...
Forum: Touring 04-16-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By adventurepdx
Yes, that's the idea. But from their website: ...

Yes, that's the idea. But from their website:
https://www.warmshowers.org/faq#t23n3798
All members agree to host others either now or in the future, but for some members hosting may be in years or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,133
Posted By adventurepdx
Yeah, I think there is confusion between "mild"...

Yeah, I think there is confusion between "mild" and "high tensile" steel, but as far as I can tell, at least later Raleigh three speeds (or any steel Raleigh) used high tensile 20-30 steel, which as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11,180
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Posted By adventurepdx
I think that the North American bike market has...

I think that the North American bike market has been too focused on "sport" bikes for far too long, so when they make forays into "utility/city" bikes, they either get it wrong or miss details....
Forum: Touring 04-15-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By adventurepdx
I also do most of my Warmshowers contacting at...

I also do most of my Warmshowers contacting at home on the desktop, but the mobile app for either iPhone or Android is pretty handy, esp. if you're on a long enough tour, or plans change.

On handy...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,133
Posted By adventurepdx
To be fair, my 1968 Raleigh Superbe would be...

To be fair, my 1968 Raleigh Superbe would be about $550 in today's dollars, and that was hi-ten. But yes, it had the fenders and all the other bits on it.

At least the Haskell is steel, not...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-10-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,133
Posted By adventurepdx
I wonder how much of it was also the fact that...

I wonder how much of it was also the fact that they bought up most of the true competition by then, therefore they had all the names so they didn't need to build as good a bike to compete with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-10-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11,180
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Posted By adventurepdx
How much of the cost cutting on the three speeds...

How much of the cost cutting on the three speeds was due to them not being "the nice bikes" anymore? In the 40's and 50's, they were at the top of the line, in the 70's, it was the 10 speeds. They...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-10-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,133
Posted By adventurepdx
That's basically what I did with those cork...

That's basically what I did with those cork grips! I had them on my three speed, but now I have a set on another bike.

And in case anyone is wondering what those particular cork grips pictured...
Forum: Touring 04-02-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By adventurepdx
Yeah, that's the main point of the lockers. On...

Yeah, that's the main point of the lockers. On the Oregon Coast, it's not the bears you have to worry about, it's the raccoons. A few years back a friend of mine was camping on the coast, and left a...
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