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Forum: Mountain Biking 05-12-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By particleman42
rider's POV handlebar shopping

Anyone know of an online store that has a large selection of bars shown from the rider's POV? Seems pretty obvious but if it exists I can't find it.
Forum: Recumbent 10-03-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By particleman42
Rock! Thanks to you all I'm ready for some...

Rock!

Thanks to you all I'm ready for some serious trike action. Found a 2 year old terratrike tour on craigslist and am anxiously waiting to hear if anyone else got to it before me.
Forum: Recumbent 10-01-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By particleman42
I really like the Velotechnik streetmachine, at...

I really like the Velotechnik streetmachine, at least on paper... :D Haven't seen one in real life yet. It is very encouraging to hear that you're faster on your trike than on your road bike! Also,...
Forum: Recumbent 10-01-08, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By particleman42
trike or swb, I can't decide!

I'm looking to switch to a recumbent of one type or another due to hand/wrist/elbow pain caused by RSI/carpal tunnel.

My goals for this yet un-purchased bike are commuting, 40-100 mile rides, and...
Forum: Recumbent 09-22-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By particleman42
Thanks for the info everyone. Could someone...

Thanks for the info everyone. Could someone explain or maybe even point me to another post explaining why USS has gone out of favor with manufacturers? Is it because it has gone out of favor with...
Forum: Recumbent 09-19-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By particleman42
Thank you all for the info. I'm very curious...

Thank you all for the info. I'm very curious about the difference between USS and OSS in relation to hand issues. It's impossible to find an USS to test ride here and I have been led to believe...
Forum: Recumbent 09-17-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By particleman42
test riding in Portland, OR

I really want to test-ride an under-seat steering recumbent but the one shop near me now only sells over-seat steer bikes (coventry cycle in SE Portland).

Anyone know of a shop NOT in the...
Forum: Recumbent 09-17-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By particleman42
hand / elbow pain, RSI, Carpal Tunnel

I have trouble with pain in my hands, fingers, wrists, and elbows. Not sure if it is technically RSI, carpal tunnel, or what. One of these days I'll actually go to a doctor. Anyway...

Did any...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-17-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By particleman42
Nice! When do we get to see a picture of your...

Nice! When do we get to see a picture of your setup?

How do you attach your ipod to the bike?

I forgot all about those Microsound speakers...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-16-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By particleman42
Thasiet, that looks like a sweet setup! Thanks...

Thasiet, that looks like a sweet setup! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-10-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By particleman42
Post Yeah, the i-ride...

Yeah, the i-ride (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=20349). It is the only product in this category that I didn't post because it looks amazingly cheaply made, and very bulky. Plus I ran out...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-10-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By particleman42
iPod / mp3 player handlebar mounting round-up

I've been searching and searching for a simple & decent method to mount an ipod and small powered speaker to my handlebars to use for early morning commuting and longer rides away from civilization. ...
Forum: Touring 08-29-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By particleman42
To fix your immediate problem with your B68 you...

To fix your immediate problem with your B68 you might look for inspiration here:
http://www.wallbike.com/content/butchering.html

There are some photos showing how people have laced and/or cut...
Forum: Touring 08-29-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By particleman42
I have exactly the same problem as you so I...

I have exactly the same problem as you so I literally feel your pain. I rode for years not understanding how everyone could describe their brooks b17 as 'more comfortable than their couch' yet all...
Forum: Touring 08-28-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By particleman42
finding the right saddle & handlebars

I'm daydreaming about starting a small business. If my posting questions about this here is inappropriate I won't be offended if this post needs deleted. I posted about this in the road forum but...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-27-08, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By particleman42
handlebar, saddle, and stem rentals/demos?

Many months ago I read about a company (http://a.wholelottanothing.org/2008/03/14/does-a-5000-bike-improve-an-amateur-cyclists-performance/) that does high-end bike demos where they mail you a bike...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-20-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By particleman42
I've now been in contact with Lou from...

I've now been in contact with Lou from Foxwear.net. He's super helpful and has replied to me within a few minutes.

Just for others who might find this thread later, one of my co-workers...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-20-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By particleman42
Thanks for the suggestion y'all. It's very cool...

Thanks for the suggestion y'all. It's very cool that there are folks making taylored rain gear. I might try getting some pants and having them tailored if the cost of custom stuff is too extreme...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 08-19-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By particleman42
rain pants (that fit)

With fall approaching I'm again looking for rain pants that fit. I weigh about 200lbs currently and have wide hips so I decided to post this in the clydesdale forum first. I should mention that I...
Forum: Touring 08-08-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By particleman42
new thorn sherpa build

I ended up being the lucky one to buy Vik's thorn sherpa frame (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=434471). Here's what I've done with it:

I'm pretty happy with how it is turning out so...
Forum: For Sale 08-04-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,295
Sticky saddle swap
Views: 244,979
Posted By particleman42
have: black brooks b-17 (has about 40 miles on it...

have: black brooks b-17 (has about 40 miles on it so far, is virtually unused.)
want: black brooks b-67 or b-68
Forum: Touring Bikes and Gear Marketplace 07-30-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 48,019
Posted By particleman42
I've got a brand new Nashbar Trekking Bar...

I've got a brand new Nashbar Trekking Bar (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=&sku=9756&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Show%20All%20Products) aka butterfly bar. Lots of...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,281
Posted By particleman42
I use a mirror mounted to my helmet. It's a...

I use a mirror mounted to my helmet. It's a home-made thing I got from a friend. I've been riding with it for two years now and I'm totally hooked. On the few occasions when I am riding without a...
Forum: Touring 07-18-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,924
Posted By particleman42
trekking bar pics?

Today I get to start building my new ride, complete with nashbar trekking bars. I'm not sure what combination of bar tape, grips, brake levers and shifters I'm going to use. The plan is to use...
Forum: Touring 07-15-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By particleman42
southern Illinois to Indianapolis route?

I'm probably a few years away from being able to actually ride from my new home in Oregon to my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana but as long as I'm daydreaming I might as well do some actual...
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