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Forum: For Sale 05-17-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Ridefreemc
Sold! Thank you.

Sold!

Thank you.
Forum: For Sale 05-17-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Ridefreemc
$275! (shipped)

$275! (shipped)
Forum: For Sale 05-16-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Ridefreemc
Lots of views, but no takers...hmmm. Let's go to...

Lots of views, but no takers...hmmm. Let's go to $280 for this beautiful brand new high quality jacket.!
Forum: For Sale 05-12-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Ridefreemc
Arc'Teryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket Men's (Medium)

I'm considering selling a brand new jacket and checking to see if there is any interest here. I had a leak in the shoulder of my original jacket and sent it back for warranty repair, but in the...
Forum: Touring 03-15-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By Ridefreemc
This is the only way I can get my Schwalbes on...

This is the only way I can get my Schwalbes on and off my 16 inch folder. I tie it up and in place with a piece of line or strapping. If you don't keep the tire in the grove it will not work.
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-15-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By Ridefreemc
I see Thudbusters on folding bikes and thought...

I see Thudbusters on folding bikes and thought I'd consider one, but I don't think they are necessary. At least the bikes that I have ridden (Mezzo, Bike Friday, Dahon Mu) have such long seat tubes...
Forum: Touring 03-12-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,881
Posted By Ridefreemc
Oh man! That would have saved me a ton of weight!...

Oh man! That would have saved me a ton of weight!

This would be the "new" me in my carrying preferences.
Forum: Touring 03-09-16, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,881
Posted By Ridefreemc
I left Port Orange, Florida the day after high...

I left Port Orange, Florida the day after high school graduation in 1979 (100+ degree heat!) and headed north to Savannah, Georgia. I had a super large rear pannier that was one piece. It had a...
Forum: Touring 02-28-16, 07:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,213
Posted By Ridefreemc
Wow, lots of super helpful replies. I'm curious...

Wow, lots of super helpful replies. I'm curious to see if the OP returns to acknowledge.

I took off the day after HS graduation and rode from Port Orange FLA to Savannah GA and thought that was...
Forum: Touring 02-28-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By Ridefreemc
My wife has some magnets that when placed on the...

My wife has some magnets that when placed on the fridge you can barely get them off, and they are very small. I'd look for stronger magnets.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-28-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ridefreemc
I have been clip less since they first came out,...

I have been clip less since they first came out, and recently switched to Powerstraps + MKS pedals with the quick release (not folding).

MKS EZY SUPERIOR LAMBDA...
Forum: Touring 02-27-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,444
Posted By Ridefreemc
My recent across Florida ride had a buddy that...

My recent across Florida ride had a buddy that was carrying a lot of gear for others (less experienced and also not much gear) and he had a BOB with two rear panniers, and a handlebar bag. Probably...
Forum: Touring 02-27-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,444
Posted By Ridefreemc
They are great for utilitarian use, and everyone...

They are great for utilitarian use, and everyone should have one for that! It is a pain to try and use panniers for that type use.

I had a 50 pound bag of chicken feed on mine and it was not...
Forum: Touring 02-26-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Ridefreemc
Just got a Showers Pass suit and hoping you are...

Just got a Showers Pass suit and hoping you are right. I'm tired of buying this stuff and it not work (Marmot, Frogg, Arcteryx)
Forum: Touring 02-26-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,444
Posted By Ridefreemc
My BOB was 14 pounds, but the waterproof bag was...

My BOB was 14 pounds, but the waterproof bag was (guess) about 3 pounds too.

YAK | BOBgear (http://www.bobgear.com/bike-trailers/yak)

Not more efficient, but more useful than panniers in some...
Forum: Touring 02-26-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,634
Posted By Ridefreemc
Thanks for converting to gear inches. The other...

Thanks for converting to gear inches. The other posts listing number of teeth aren't helpful if we don't know the wheel size. The universal number is gear inches.

My Bike Friday has about a 26...
Forum: Touring 02-26-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By Ridefreemc
Super light too. And Wayne is awesome to work...

Super light too. And Wayne is awesome to work with!
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-24-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By Ridefreemc
I remember it being either $200 or $250 extra.

I remember it being either $200 or $250 extra.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-23-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By Ridefreemc
I went through this decision-making recently and...

I went through this decision-making recently and went with the NWT (Pocket Llama = PL). I didn't need the higher bottom bracket height of the PL and ability to put very wide tires on it. That is...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-16-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Ridefreemc
Did the ovals way back when (Biopace), ended up...

Did the ovals way back when (Biopace), ended up with very sore right knee, then threw them out.
Forum: Touring 02-12-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Ridefreemc
Other than what I stated earlier (that looks...

Other than what I stated earlier (that looks resolvable) I find them useful. I was on a sailboat with one and had no other options. They do work and I have one that folds up like a wallet (small...
Forum: Touring 02-12-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Ridefreemc
I had an odd experience charging (trying to) my...

I had an odd experience charging (trying to) my phone with a 5 watt solar panel. It was overcast and the phone actually discharged. I heard that could happen overnight, but not on a fairly bright,...
Forum: Touring 02-12-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Ridefreemc
I wanna get away from that stuff while on tour,...

I wanna get away from that stuff while on tour, but it is nice to be able to get inline when you need to find something. Therefore, I just carry my phone.
Forum: Touring 02-12-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ridefreemc
It doesn't bother me at all, just the people...

It doesn't bother me at all, just the people sleeping nearby (I suspect because when I lend it to a fellow camper - my kids - I can hear it).
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-10-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,335
Posted By Ridefreemc
Agreed on possible CL finds: Bike Friday...

Agreed on possible CL finds:

Bike Friday Tikit (http://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/5400092970.html)
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