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Forum: Touring 07-18-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By BobG
Apologies for re-posting a picture that I've...

Apologies for re-posting a picture that I've posted at least twice before, but here's my upper limit for 700x35's... Schofield Pass CO. Yes, wider rubber would have helped for this stretch of road...
Forum: Touring 07-10-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,536
Posted By BobG
surleyblue- I'm beginning to question the...

surleyblue-

I'm beginning to question the competence of your LBS. First they sold you a "large" Troll off the floor. That size, according to the Surly website, is for somebody at least 180cm...
Forum: Touring 07-10-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,536
Posted By BobG
Keep in mind that today's frames have varying...

Keep in mind that today's frames have varying degrees of a top tube angle, from level to slightly sloping, to steeply sloping. Thus seat tube length is now a fairly meaningless fitting dimension. In...
Forum: Touring 07-04-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By BobG
I agree with those above who have suggested...

I agree with those above who have suggested arriving by bike if you want the best chance to watch. I was traveling in the Pyrenees during '95 Tour with several friends. We saw the race at start of...
Forum: Touring 06-30-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By BobG
No, I never had a bad experience with a bike in...

No, I never had a bad experience with a bike in plastic bag to Europe and western Canada on multiple occasions, but...

It all depends upon the rules of the airline that you are using. Years ago I...
Forum: Touring 06-30-16, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By BobG
How about this one recommended by Huret? Simple,...

How about this one recommended by Huret? Simple, precise, rugged, large easy to read dial, hard wired...

http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/3bikes/Huret.jpg

:D :D :D Ad from inside cover,...
Forum: Touring 06-29-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By BobG
Keep in mind that handlebar width specs are not...

Keep in mind that handlebar width specs are not standardized. Some companies measure from hood to hood. Others measure drop to drop.

For example, here are the measurements of my two sets of...
Forum: Touring 06-29-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,021
Posted By BobG
My next bicycle handlebar will look like this... ...

My next bicycle handlebar will look like this...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Huffy_Corporation_bicycle_steering_wheel-jpg.jpg

When was the last time you heard somebody...
Forum: Touring 06-28-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,169
Posted By BobG
Anybody who has read just a fraction of...

Anybody who has read just a fraction of saddlesore's 1501 posts over the past 12 years is aware of both his writing and bike touring style. Here was the mis-understood post...
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Forum: Touring 06-28-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,169
Posted By BobG
You're getting your posters mixed up, rekmeyata....

You're getting your posters mixed up, rekmeyata. Saddlesores said that, sarcastically referring to his own heavy, Fred like touring style. Then you, pdlamb and cycco jumped on him for making fun of...
Forum: Touring 06-27-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By BobG
As always I respect rowbow's thoughts, but I...

As always I respect rowbow's thoughts, but I still contend that a 2cm difference in handlebar width would be imperceptible to the average rider. Yes, that increase in reach would be noticeable, say...
Forum: Touring 06-25-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By BobG
I used the One One Midge dirt drops for about a...

I used the One One Midge dirt drops for about a year. I liked them at first then decided that the canted brake hoods were not as comfortable as plumb hoods. Perhaps a little easier to reach the brake...
Forum: Touring 06-25-16, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By BobG
azza- If I rode 2 identical bikes all...

azza-

If I rode 2 identical bikes all season, one with 42cm bars and the other with 44cm bars and had to guess which bike had the wider steering wheel without using a tape measure...? I'd have...
Forum: Touring 06-20-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By BobG
With conventional panniers I just zip tie the...

With conventional panniers I just zip tie the rear bags together to make them one checked bag. Sleeping pad with tent poles go in the bike box. I carry on the two front bags. One goes overhead and...
Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,007
Posted By BobG
Yep. I'm the one on the sidelines with camera and...

Yep. I'm the one on the sidelines with camera and reversed baseball cap, Armstrong's wearing the blue helmet. The Banesto jersey second from right looks a little bit like Indurain but is not. He...
Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,007
Posted By BobG
Back in 1995 I was on a tour in the French...

Back in 1995 I was on a tour in the French Pyrenees with several friends. We were just beginning the climb up to the Col du Souloir on a back road when the cops pulled us over. Soon came a strange...
Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,169
Posted By BobG
Maybe here? ...

Maybe here?

http://calfeedesign.com/repair/repair-examples-photos/

"We have successfully repaired over 12,000 frames..."

I suspect this may be a typo. I can't imagine a single company...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-15-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By BobG
Comparing them to the lugs on my '68 Hurlow I...

Comparing them to the lugs on my '68 Hurlow I would have to agree. That said, the lugs pictured at the OP do look nice.

Hurlow lugs are filed with extreme finesse. They are quite thin where they...
Forum: Touring 06-14-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,169
Posted By BobG
Hurlow used a decal for a nameplate. My friend,...

Hurlow used a decal for a nameplate. My friend, the late Bill Vetter, was Hurlow's liason in the US and was personally acquainted with him. He asked Hurlow once why he didn't put a fancy badge on the...
Forum: Touring 06-12-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,169
Posted By BobG
Yes the chromy, multi-colored frames were a bit...

Yes the chromy, multi-colored frames were a bit cluttered and busy looking. I chose fairly ornate lugs but kept the color scheme simple. Original paint was solid metallic blue with red lettering and...
Forum: Touring 06-12-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,169
Posted By BobG
More eye candy... W B Hurlow classic bicycle...

More eye candy...

W B Hurlow classic bicycle (http://www.hetchins.org/hurlow01.htm)
Forum: Touring 06-12-16, 04:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,046
Posted By BobG
Nope. Antarctica is a possiblity if you're an...

Nope. Antarctica is a possiblity if you're an employee. I spent a summer season there working at McMurdo Station in the mid 90's. I left my bike in storage at the NSF facility at Christchurch for a...
Forum: Touring 06-12-16, 03:24 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,169
Posted By BobG
Here's my "showstopper" deal of the 60's. A '68...

Here's my "showstopper" deal of the 60's. A '68 WB Hurlow. "Too pretty to race on" said my friend Bill Vetter who helped me order it when I was 20 years old. The 531 Frame cost $85 including a Campy...
Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By BobG
As suggested above it does make sense to use a...

As suggested above it does make sense to use a quill adapter/riser to be able to use an open face, clamp on (threadless style) stem as opposed to buying a new single piece quill stem. That way if you...
Forum: Touring 06-10-16, 04:14 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,169
Posted By BobG
I had the same lugs on a 60's Schwinn Paramount....

I had the same lugs on a 60's Schwinn Paramount. "Nervex" as I recall. I always liked Mafac brakes. Used their cantilevers well into the 80's.

I stand corrected by @DropBarFan...
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