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Forum: Commuting 08-30-16, 04:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 851
Posted By irwin7638
I use the Lambda pedals on three of my bikes and...

I use the Lambda pedals on three of my bikes and love them. I added pegs to two of them. I left the pegs off the commuter so they wouldn't scar my dress shoes when I wear them. I think the pedals...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-29-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By irwin7638
Drivers leaving the scene

How does everybody feel about drivers leaving the scene of a collision? In Michigan, the law makes fleeing the scene less of an offense than driving impaired or distracted. This is my opinion based...
Forum: Utility Cycling 08-27-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By irwin7638
I see no reason not to roll the bike in and use...

I see no reason not to roll the bike in and use it in place of a cart. If there are baskets and/or bags on the racks you will be sure to buy only what you can carry. I don't normally do it, but...
Forum: Touring 08-24-16, 04:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By irwin7638
After using Rivendell's Bosco Bars...

After using Rivendell's Bosco Bars (http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2012/06/rivendells-bosco-bars.html) on my "hybrid" for a year, I dropped the drops from my touring bike as well. They solve a...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 989
Posted By irwin7638
I've found there is a lot to be said for wider...

I've found there is a lot to be said for wider tires when touring. I've been using 50mm Schwalbe Big Ben on the Hunq and think they are wonderful. Not only big enough for gravel, dirt and trails,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-23-16, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By irwin7638
That is still the coolest one I have seen! ...

That is still the coolest one I have seen!

Marc
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-23-16, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By irwin7638
Sorry I won't be able to make the trip this year....

Sorry I won't be able to make the trip this year. Have a good time.

Marc
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-23-16, 05:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 770
Posted By irwin7638
Rivendell...

Rivendell (http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/batw.htm) also makes a nice canvas tool roll. (http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com/2011/04/rivendell-tool-rollup.html) I've been using mine continuously...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 989
Posted By irwin7638
I had an LHT which I bought because it is a...

I had an LHT which I bought because it is a reliable comfy bike for touring. That's about it. I really lusted for a Rivendell but the Atlantis didn't do it for me. It just so happened that they...
Forum: Touring 08-20-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By irwin7638
I've been using a Nuvinci N360 for about 5 years...

I've been using a Nuvinci N360 for about 5 years on my city bike with no problem. Think they are great. That being said, I have been doing solo, unsupported tours for 40+ years and would never...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-20-16, 04:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,338
Posted By irwin7638
I use a 46/30 with a 12/36 nine speed on my...

I use a 46/30 with a 12/36 nine speed on my Hillborne. I think it's great. I very rarely have to resort to the small chainring, but it's nice when I do. I have a Sugino triple crank, mounted the...
Forum: Touring 08-20-16, 03:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,357
Posted By irwin7638
You're probably not accustomed to the more...

You're probably not accustomed to the more upright position from the handlebars.:thumb:

Marc
Forum: Touring 08-19-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,357
Posted By irwin7638
:roflmao::roflmao: I get that from...

:roflmao::roflmao:

I get that from non-tourists, I wasn't expecting it here!

Marc
Forum: Touring 08-19-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By irwin7638
The Capitol Limited is the easiest, if the...

The Capitol Limited is the easiest, if the personnel on the train know how to open the door. I had to negotiate the narrow passenger entrance and enter from the inside of the car because the...
Forum: Touring 08-19-16, 04:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,357
Posted By irwin7638
I can't help with a definitive answer about the...

I can't help with a definitive answer about the pricing, but I have used the fairly inexpensive Blackburn lowriders for years before switching to the Surly. I like the Surly for the extra room with...
Forum: Touring 08-19-16, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By irwin7638
That's a good and informative piece. It will be...

That's a good and informative piece. It will be interesting to see if and when the new baggage cars are actually in service for the trans-continental routes. I was told by Amtrak that they would...
Forum: Commuting 08-13-16, 03:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,111
Posted By irwin7638
The odds are with you. I always have a raincape...

The odds are with you. I always have a raincape with me on those days as well as spats for my shoes and gaiters to cover my pants if needed. It's all up to your own comfort, I would ride.

Marc
Forum: Touring 08-08-16, 03:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 804
Posted By irwin7638
I usually carry a bag of trail mix to snack on...

I usually carry a bag of trail mix to snack on between meals at camp or restaurants. It's also emergency calories when I am between towns for too long.

Marc
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-06-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,710
Posted By irwin7638
Tomorrow, however, Iím going to pick up an...

Tomorrow, however, Iím going to pick up an aluminum Specialized Diverge, to become my new lighter beater for March to December, which I wonít fret over so much. [/QUOTE]

:thumb:

Marc
Forum: Commuting 08-06-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By irwin7638
Definitely both!

Definitely both!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By irwin7638
I have used a Model 5 (sprung) on my city bike...

I have used a Model 5 (sprung) on my city bike and a Model 6 on my road bike. I have no complaints or problems.

Marc
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-29-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,092
Posted By irwin7638
This came up in a discussion at the local club...

This came up in a discussion at the local club once. An experienced club rider and racer said his powermeter was by far the most useful accessory he had ever had. I thought and decided that the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-16-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By irwin7638
A statement by the defendant's lawyer...

A statement by the defendant's lawyer (http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2016/07/driver_in_fatal_bicycle_crash.html#incart_river_home) has been released.

Marc
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-14-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By irwin7638
More information about the crash...

More information about the crash (http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2016/07/kalamazoo_cycling_crash_suspec.html#incart_river_home) has hit the news this morning.

Marc
Forum: Commuting 07-12-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,780
Posted By irwin7638
I have used the Park Chain cleaner for several...

I have used the Park Chain cleaner for several years now. I just had to buy a new one because I dropped and cracked the first. I think it is very effective and use it once a month with Zep Citrus...
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