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Forum: Recreational & Family 04-01-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 98,465
Posted By pwdeegan
+1 all kinds of opinions about this one. as for...

+1 all kinds of opinions about this one. as for me and my family, the kids think bicycles are normal (since 4 months), and cry every time they have to get into the car instead of on a bicycle. who...
Forum: Recreational & Family 04-09-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,114
Posted By pwdeegan
If you're comparing top-end; I'd say the top-end...

If you're comparing top-end; I'd say the top-end Chariot is at least 66% better than the top-end Burley as a premium model ("150% better" would be 2.5x the price or roughly $1500; "66% better" makes...
Forum: Recreational & Family 04-09-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,192
Posted By pwdeegan
+1 Chariot Cougar (or better). Burley D'Lite...

+1 Chariot Cougar (or better). Burley D'Lite isn't bad either. Don't skimp on the trailer's quality, because the kids really are your bicycle hostages. If they love it, you'll really love it; and if...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-19-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,114
Posted By pwdeegan
Chariots don't have air suspension. They have a...

Chariots don't have air suspension. They have a steel leaf spring with an adjustable fulcrum point. They're also in the same price range as the Burley D'Lite at around US$700; although Chariot...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 03-07-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,908
Posted By pwdeegan
doing my own Oregon three-day this year,...

doing my own Oregon three-day this year, hopefully aftet he majority of melt but before the roads open to autos: McKenzie Bridge (OR 242 McKenzie pass) to Bend (~65mi), then Bend to Oakridge via the...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-07-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,114
Posted By pwdeegan
Burleys are excellent trailers. Like many...

Burleys are excellent trailers. Like many products, the majority of production is outsourced to China (just like Apple computer!), but it's designed, supported, and tested right here in Eugene,...
Forum: Recreational & Family 12-15-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By pwdeegan
page 14, "Caution" section #7 states that the...

page 14, "Caution" section #7 states that the product can be used (only) for 26" and 700c. 29er is 700c, so it will work. The mention of those only two sizes is probably to prevent people from...
Forum: Commuting 12-02-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By pwdeegan
i can't yell as loud as my horn. that's...

i can't yell as loud as my horn. that's ultimately why i bought one: to penetrate into dangerous drivers' perceptions. 106db of sonic cushion. for urban riding: worth. every. penny.
Forum: Commuting 11-30-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,408
Posted By pwdeegan
in the one and only time i've seen another frame...

in the one and only time i've seen another frame as mine, i also got pretty excited. like yours, mine has lots of post-production differences compared to the stock offering, all of which only made me...
Forum: Commuting 11-30-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By pwdeegan
i bought $15 rain pants made by Helly Hansen....

i bought $15 rain pants made by Helly Hansen. made on the same "east coast" as the other pricier stuff like Showerspass. I wouldn't ride a bike tour in them, but they are fantastic to commute in....
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-30-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By pwdeegan
fantastic! thanks very much. as for the...

fantastic! thanks very much.

as for the tunnel, i just drove through it on my way to Salt Creek and it seemed fine on both sides. Is this the tunnel you're referring to, or another tunnel further...
Forum: Commuting 11-29-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,998
Posted By pwdeegan
my primary light is fork mounted, and difficult...

my primary light is fork mounted, and difficult to safely reach on curvy, bumpy, MUPs. i realize it can be very bright, but hope that oncoming people have the brains enough to not act like deer and...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-29-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By pwdeegan
that is a very good idea: that section down-ish...

that is a very good idea: that section down-ish 58 to Oakridge would make a nice return path. maybe start it all with a ride up OR242 into Sisters, down to Sunriver, pick up the Cascade Lakes route,...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-28-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By pwdeegan
cascade lakes scenic byway

thinking to next summer already. anyone here ridden the Oregon Cascade Lakes Byway? does it open to non-automobile traffic before regular traffic, like some other Oregon roads do (e.g., OR242)? Is it...
Forum: Commuting 11-28-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By pwdeegan
1. you can swap a bb7 in for a bb5. in truth, i...

1. you can swap a bb7 in for a bb5. in truth, i doubt it will make that much of a difference for you. run the bb5 until it breaks and then replace it.
2. marathon plus is fine. IGHs are things of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-22-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By pwdeegan
love the multi-cams.

love the multi-cams.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-22-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By pwdeegan
^^^ +1 i went with a handlebar mirror...

^^^ +1

i went with a handlebar mirror (mirrycle). it just worked better for me than the eyeglass-mounted style (and---shock and horror---i don't always wear a helmet). but no matter what, life...
Forum: Commuting 11-18-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By pwdeegan
like it's doing right now! already had light snow...

like it's doing right now! already had light snow fall at 600' this morning in EUG (about 8AM). none of it stuck. forecast this evening is a snow level at 1000'. time to bring your old and steady MTB...
Forum: Commuting 11-18-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,526
Posted By pwdeegan
i'd hold onto the bike for a back-up. weather not...

i'd hold onto the bike for a back-up. weather not withstanding, it's always good in case one bike is down for repairs.

in my own case, i use one bike all year for every weather and ride. it's a...
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-18-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By pwdeegan
the thought of having my kid have to sit in a...

the thought of having my kid have to sit in a trailer for 8 hours sounds like no fun at all (for her). i'd think the idea is to make cycling fun; watching DVDs seems to detract from the spirit of it....
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-16-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By pwdeegan
i'm lucky here in Eugene: both the city and the...

i'm lucky here in Eugene: both the city and the county produce maps (paper and PDF) for bicyclists that mark designated bike routes, lanes, and safe options based on traffic data. i think Google...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-14-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,882
Posted By pwdeegan
not sure if water accumulation in the SON is a...

not sure if water accumulation in the SON is a known failure, or just a one-off failure (to that last part, anything could fail). granted, the SON is pricier, and one would hope that the cost...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-14-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By pwdeegan
OR 242 closed for the winter to auto traffic

from ODOT:
ODOT Closes McKenzie Pass Highway

BEND Maintenance managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation have made the decision to close the Old McKenzie Pass Highway, OR 242, for...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,119
Posted By pwdeegan
+1 on the dynohub setup. I relied on...

+1 on the dynohub setup. I relied on battery-powered LEDs for years, which are nice and bright. But creating bag fulls of dead batteries, or the hassle of trying to replace proprietary recharables (I...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By pwdeegan
Nokians, all the way. I used the 700c(622)x35...

Nokians, all the way. I used the 700c(622)x35 Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106s when i was in NY. Worth. Every. Penny.
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