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Forum: Touring 01-20-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,188
Posted By Burton
No Walter - I just find attention *****s that...

No Walter - I just find attention *****s that feel they need to make a career of of posting their opinion about other people's opinion petty and annoying. Particularly when their on-line journals...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 01-20-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Burton
Maybe a look at some numbers might help Bob. The...

Maybe a look at some numbers might help Bob. The shop I work in isn't huge, but we sell a little over 600 bikes a year. One complete free tune-up is given within a 12 month period for each bike sold...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-20-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By Burton
My suggestion would be to pick up a cycle...

My suggestion would be to pick up a cycle accessory mounting bracket, angle it below the handlebars and mount your computer on it. You can then mount any light of your choice on the bars above it and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-20-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,592
Posted By Burton
Cool so if you think zinc and aluminum are the...

Cool so if you think zinc and aluminum are the same thing it would probably be hard to explain the difference between an oil additive and a specialized bicycle chain lubricant.
Forum: Touring 01-20-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,188
Posted By Burton
You seem to have a real problem with anyone's...

You seem to have a real problem with anyone's option but your own. It's the TOTAL weight of a pack that needs to be looked at and by traveling with fewer items I travel lighter than you do according...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-20-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,564
Posted By Burton
Currently I have a couple bikes set up to deal...

Currently I have a couple bikes set up to deal with having to share roads with cars. Both combine a 3W amber light on either side of the rear with a pair of TL-200's clipped side by side on the back...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-20-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By Burton
I initially had five identical wired computers...

I initially had five identical wired computers set up on five different bikes and one wireless on a sixth. They were used to confirm top speeds and average speeds with different tires and bikes. Got...
Forum: Commuting 01-20-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14,493
Views: 8,688,511
Posted By Burton
If Thinking about how much that other bike weighs...

If Thinking about how much that other bike weighs scared you - this one should give you nightmares ;)

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Forum: Commuting 01-20-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Burton
It depends what you plan on adding to it. The...

It depends what you plan on adding to it. The CrossCheck has a steel frame and canti brakes. The Cannondale has mechanical disc brakes and an alloy frame. It's marginally lighter but if you plan on...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-20-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,321
Posted By Burton
I work in a shop and install racks all the time....

I work in a shop and install racks all the time. A clean installation without damaging the bike is what the customer expects and that's what he should get.

There's nothing particularly unusual or...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-20-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By Burton
Have a look at a Camelbak designed for skiing....

Have a look at a Camelbak designed for skiing. You wear it UNDER your jacket so your body temperature keeps it from freezing. The hose is also insulated but can still freeze up if you don't take a...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 01-20-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Burton
Tune-up's are just simple adjustments and...

Tune-up's are just simple adjustments and inspections and separate from repairs. My guess is that your 'free' tune-ups will get expensive fast. The best reason to pick a shop is their repution for...
Forum: Touring 01-20-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,188
Posted By Burton
This initially started because someone suggested...

This initially started because someone suggested that bringing cast iron cookware on a bicycle tour might be a good idea and a few people dared to agree with him.

But now a question was asked...
Forum: Commuting 01-20-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By Burton
Any tire designed for city or urban use will have...

Any tire designed for city or urban use will have LESS rolling resistance than any mtb bike tire - which is where the OP is coming from.

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, Marathon Pluses and Conti Ultra...
Forum: Commuting 01-20-15, 07:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,745
Posted By Burton
My preference to date is the Serfas TL-200...

My preference to date is the Serfas TL-200 taillight. I've run those in rain, snow, winter and summer for several years and haven't had any issues. They use easy to swap out AAA batteries and you can...
Forum: Commuting 01-20-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By Burton
It depends on the tire. There are lots of tires...

It depends on the tire. There are lots of tires available in both 26" and 700c sizes (Schwalbe Marathon for example) that have flat protection built in. Not every tire is the same.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-20-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Burton
Its pretty straightforward to remove and...

Its pretty straightforward to remove and reinstall the shifter cable on these without tools and without having to readjust anything. It's designed that way.

If you're complicating your life by...
Forum: Touring 01-19-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By Burton
If you like nature, some of the most scenic rides...

If you like nature, some of the most scenic rides in the world are pretty close to home:

The BlueRidge Parkway
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway

The Cabot Trail ...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,606
Posted By Burton
I guess it's a matter of how you look at things....

I guess it's a matter of how you look at things. Sure - for lots of commuters a bicycle is a practical tool that they want to sink as little money into as possible ... and it shows. It depends on...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By Burton
I personally like that height better than...

I personally like that height better than handlebar height - nice idea!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-18-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By Burton
So what would you suggest for all those square...

So what would you suggest for all those square taper Shimano cranksets that come with four dabs of grease preinstalled on the crank side?

i've never quite figured that one out because there's no...
Forum: Touring 01-16-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Burton
So are you looking for company or information. I...

So are you looking for company or information. I started bicycle touring when I was 17 and I'm sure a lot of other older cyclists on here also started at a young age and just kept going.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-14-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 14,008
Posted By Burton
Hi Leebo - you've very clearly outlined the...

Hi Leebo - you've very clearly outlined the quantity of lights and reflective equipment but it's hard to evaluate how effective all that is. Do you have any pictures of the bike all lit up ?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-14-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By Burton
I'd think just common sense would dictate...

I'd think just common sense would dictate covering the contacts. Even if there was no fire risk, shorting out the contacts would drain the battery and defeat the purpose of carrying a spare anyway. ...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-14-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By Burton
Wired is the best choice for ebikes. Wireless can...

Wired is the best choice for ebikes. Wireless can be affected by the electronic noise generated from an ebike. Another issue can be LED lighting which can also cause interference.
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