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Forum: Touring 06-24-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By kesroberts
Thanks for clearing that up - I don't think...

Thanks for clearing that up - I don't think anyone understood what he meant.

[QUOTE=spinnaker;15779363]Unless you are riding a recumbent, you side on a saddle not a seat.
Forum: Touring 06-12-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By kesroberts
Threads like this make me miss Sheldon Brown!...

Threads like this make me miss Sheldon Brown! (Unfortunately, I moved to Massachusetts about a couple of years too late to meet him.) He lays it all out here: http://sheldonbrown.com/26.html
Forum: Touring 06-11-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,278
Posted By kesroberts
Really? I've never heard of someone trashing...

Really? I've never heard of someone trashing "brifters" (hate that term) by just dropping a bike. On the other hand, I did break a bar-end shifter once when the bike just fell over. However, I'm...
Forum: Touring 05-24-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By kesroberts
Last weekend, drove to Syracuse from Mass to...

Last weekend, drove to Syracuse from Mass to visit family and on the way back we stopped and rode a short (6 mi.) section of the trail from Canjoharie west and back. It was really nice and made me...
Forum: Touring 05-23-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By kesroberts
Ain't it the other way around - if your BB shell...

Ain't it the other way around - if your BB shell is 68, you DO use the spacer.
Forum: Touring 05-23-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By kesroberts
I'm sure there are occasional mistakes, but my...

I'm sure there are occasional mistakes, but my experience with the maps on a few different routes has been good. They post corrections/updates online I believe, so check there before heading out.
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-22-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By kesroberts
This came to mind when I read your post: ...

This came to mind when I read your post: http://www.firemansbikes.com/
Forum: Recreational & Family 05-22-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By kesroberts
I feel you pain - they are pretty dang pricey,...

I feel you pain - they are pretty dang pricey, but I bit the bullet and paid full price from Tandems East and they work great. Made the all the difference for making the tandem fit my daughter.
Forum: Touring 05-22-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By kesroberts
I've read that the Lambda won't work with toe...

I've read that the Lambda won't work with toe clips - is that the case?
Forum: Touring 05-21-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,055
Posted By kesroberts
+1 on the Pure V - I think the cheaper ones have...

+1 on the Pure V - I think the cheaper ones have synthetic covers, but the expensive ones are leather. I've used one for several years on different bikes and like it, though not as much as a Brooks....
Forum: Touring 05-21-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,299
Posted By kesroberts
Has anyone out there tried the 26 x 2.0 Serfas...

Has anyone out there tried the 26 x 2.0 Serfas Drifter? My wife wants something fatter for her touring bike and these look like they'll do the trick.
Forum: Touring 05-14-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,384
Posted By kesroberts
Get on a bike - any bike - and ride it. Then...

Get on a bike - any bike - and ride it. Then start thinking about all this other stuff.
Forum: Touring 05-09-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By kesroberts
I always bring a few zipties - they can serve...

I always bring a few zipties - they can serve various purposes and weigh nothing.
Forum: Recreational & Family 05-09-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By kesroberts
COol that you did it! I didn't know about it,...

COol that you did it! I didn't know about it, but am going to try to make a point of taking my daughter to pre-school via our tandem someday soon. It's only about a mile, but not a good mile for...
Forum: Touring 05-08-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By kesroberts
I live south of your route in Mass. and am not...

I live south of your route in Mass. and am not too familiar with all the areas you're going through, but if you drink beer, McNeil's in Brattleboro is not to be missed. There's also a nice food coop...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-07-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By kesroberts
Zona - I've always thought about using the...

Zona -

I've always thought about using the wax method, but never have. How often do you rewax? And - if you know - how well does this method work in wetter climes? Thanks.
Forum: Touring 05-07-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,434
Posted By kesroberts
Thanks - Good point - I'll just bring both.

Thanks - Good point - I'll just bring both.
Forum: Touring 05-06-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,434
Posted By kesroberts
I have a Trangia question - What's the largest...

I have a Trangia question - What's the largest size pot you regularly use with it? Or put another way - how much water can it boil in a reasonable amount of time? I have one that came with a small...
Forum: Touring 05-06-13, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By kesroberts
I think that even the Santana skewer wouldn't be...

I think that even the Santana skewer wouldn't be wide enough and even so, requires a different fork for the trailer (If I remember correctly.) Anyway, I guess this is just academic at this point...
Forum: Touring 05-05-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By kesroberts
BOB w/ OMM Rack?

Has anyone out there figured out a way to use both a Bob trailer and an Old Man Mountain rack simultaneously? (Both attach using their own respective QR skewer.) I am about to do a short tour in...
Forum: Touring 05-05-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By kesroberts
Cool - Some day maybe we'll make it down that...

Cool - Some day maybe we'll make it down that way...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-27-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,997
Posted By kesroberts
I guess I'm lucky or maybe unlucky since my wife...

I guess I'm lucky or maybe unlucky since my wife and I have used both on several tours, though never with a tandem. If I had to pick just one, I would go with panniers. However, we're planning to do...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-27-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By kesroberts
This doesn't directly address your questions, but...

This doesn't directly address your questions, but we just got a Trek T900, which I guess would be called a 26" hybrid. I hadn't planned on taking it on singletrack, but my daughter demanded it...
Forum: Northeast 04-24-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By kesroberts
Also the D2R2 Route -...

Also the D2R2 Route - http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/randonnee.html

7Sp - thanks for mentioning that other ride - I'll have to check it out.
Forum: Northeast 04-23-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By kesroberts
I've thought about doing something similar in the...

I've thought about doing something similar in the general area of Rutland (Mass.) State Park/Forest and other public land out that way Many miles of dirt/gravel/trail/rail-trail out there. There are...
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