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Forum: Utility Cycling 02-05-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By Doconabike
Yes, you are correct that they were mostly BMX...

Yes, you are correct that they were mostly BMX bikes with sidecars. These seemed to be everywhere in the Visayas in the Philippines. I didn't see any centered tricycles, but I did see an occasional...
Forum: Utility Cycling 02-02-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By Doconabike
fun utility bikes in the Philippines

I was just working in the Visayas in the Philippines (http://www.noscalpelvasectomies.net/vasectomy/International.html), and I saw some awesome utility bikes. It's not uncommon to see huge loads...
Forum: Utility Cycling 08-20-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,979
Posted By Doconabike
Sounds like a great project. The XtraCycle...

Sounds like a great project. The XtraCycle components are so versatile that it's hard to go wrong. Here's an example of a similar project I did a few years ago with a standard mountain bike frame....
Forum: Utility Cycling 08-20-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Doconabike
Nice Looking Utility Bike in Quito

Saw a nice looking utility bike in Quito. Looks quite sturdy and good for large loads.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv320/Doconabike/Equadorean%20Cargo%20Bike/IMGP2805.jpg
Forum: Touring 08-15-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,020
Posted By Doconabike
Hi Booger1, Do you mind posting some of your...

Hi Booger1,
Do you mind posting some of your favorite So-Cal bike camping sites that you have accessed by bike?
Thanks...
Forum: Touring 07-06-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,818
Posted By Doconabike
I have been using the Carradice Super C Rear...

I have been using the Carradice Super C Rear Panniers for a few years. My previous set of nylon panniers from another maker had issues with the connection of the panniers to the rack, but the...
Forum: Touring 06-26-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,817
Posted By Doconabike
I keep a bag of oats, dried fruit, and nuts. I...

I keep a bag of oats, dried fruit, and nuts. I just pour a little into a bowl, add water, eat and go. (you don't really need to cook oats, they are quite good raw). You can also buy powdered soymilk...
Forum: Touring 06-04-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,540
Posted By Doconabike
Adrian, Great trip report. Your route looks...

Adrian,
Great trip report. Your route looks really interesting.
Thanks.

p.s. As a local, would you recommend the same route in the summer (in terms of temperature, etc.) ?
Forum: Touring 04-25-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Doconabike
One possibility is to fly into Anchorage, take...

One possibility is to fly into Anchorage, take the train to Denali (a lovely train ride), and spend your touring time in Denali National Park. I have spent wonderful time hiking in Denali and chatted...
Forum: Touring 03-23-12, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By Doconabike
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has...

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has a great journal called "Nutrition Action." You might benefit from reading this in your local library; it's really well written and gives excellent...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,084
Posted By Doconabike
For commute in all weather, I keep a little...

For commute in all weather, I keep a little collection of gear.

- yellow bike jacket (currently an REI version, but any rain-proof breathable yellow long-tailed bike jacket is fine)
- an old...
Forum: Commuting 11-10-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,882
Posted By Doconabike
This is an interesting discussion, but it's...

This is an interesting discussion, but it's important to realize that violence often begets more violence. Though it can be difficult, maintaining control over the situation (by keeping your cool) is...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 10-26-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Doconabike
Do take caution, though, about online...

Do take caution, though, about online recommendations for new medications or supplements that have not been adequately tested in humans. Our scientific history is littered with drugs and supplements...
Forum: Commuting 10-20-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By Doconabike
I also use the Eagle Creek folders. Every Sunday...

I also use the Eagle Creek folders. Every Sunday night I load up two folders with shirts and pants and then use the clothes from them during the week. The Eagle Creek folders keep everything...
Forum: Utility Cycling 10-14-11, 12:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,025
Posted By Doconabike
I've owned both an XtraCycle and a regular...

I've owned both an XtraCycle and a regular commuter-bike-with-Bob-Trailer. I was a bit surprised the the XtraCycle had much greater capacity for groceries than the Bob. Also, the XtraCycle could...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-14-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By Doconabike
I guess I've been lucky over the years. I've been...

I guess I've been lucky over the years. I've been shopping by bike for almost a decade now in several large cities and no-one has ever stolen anything from my panniers. People generally leave my...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-14-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,330
Posted By Doconabike
The Secret Service Bike does look quite nice. I...

The Secret Service Bike does look quite nice. I have ridden several upright Dutch-style bike and much enjoyed the feel. Visiting friends in the Netherlands, I have seen so many folks carrying...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-13-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,299
Posted By Doconabike
Looks great. The design of the U-bolts...

Looks great. The design of the U-bolts surrounding the skewer is brilliant and reinforces the wood. The only thing I might add is a simple piece of webbing looped through the triangle for the frame...
Forum: Commuting 10-03-11, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,959
Posted By Doconabike
I've used both Marathon Plus and Marathon...

I've used both Marathon Plus and Marathon Supremes for commuting. Both have been great with essentially no punctures. I do recommended, though, a set of different studded tires for ice and snow. The...
Forum: Commuting 09-15-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,543
Posted By Doconabike
I love old bikes and I'm a bike commuter. The...

I love old bikes and I'm a bike commuter. The Brooks saddles look really great on an old bike, but my B-17 just didn't feel right. Had lots of issues with numbness in the nether bits. A much cheaper...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-09-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Doconabike
I was once riding on a sidewalk (yes, I was an...

I was once riding on a sidewalk (yes, I was an idiot) and snagged my pannier on a large pole sticking up from the ground. This tore a piece off of the pannier and made me turn over on my bike. This...
Forum: Touring 09-01-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,355
Posted By Doconabike
Besides the very reasonable things the other...

Besides the very reasonable things the other folks have said, I find the bar-end shifters are much easier to set up and maintain than the STI shifters. The standard Shimano bar-ends have friction...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-01-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By Doconabike
There are two things to know about proper chain...

There are two things to know about proper chain size - width and length.

The first is the width of the chain. A general rule is "skinny chain for lots of gears, wider chain for fewer gears (or...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Doconabike
I have a Surly LHT. Great bike, but the much of...

I have a Surly LHT. Great bike, but the much of the decals have come off in past few years. Some came off in first few months with tape applied during a Mexican group ride. The organizers taped...
Forum: Commuting 08-09-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,191
Posted By Doconabike
I commuted for several years with an old milk...

I commuted for several years with an old milk crate on the back of my bike. The milk crate held my backpack very well and was great for carrying grocery bags too. Then I moved and got a newer bike on...
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