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  1. I have gradually migrated my 3 road bike tires to...

    I have gradually migrated my 3 road bike tires to Panaracer T-Serv (previously used Panaracer Pasela Tourguard). These are not available in most LBS, so I usually buy online. T-Serv have more...
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    How is Memphis in general for cycling around the...

    How is Memphis in general for cycling around the city? I visited Memphis in the late 90s when I was living in Alabama, but I did not ride in Memphis on those visits. I remember the terrain as...
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    I can sympathize with the OP because I also...

    I can sympathize with the OP because I also experienced a Brooks saddle quality problem on a different model - B67. The B67 was discontinued last year after less than 4 years in production. The B67...
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    $45 for Bulls Eye jockey wheels? That's a lot...

    $45 for Bulls Eye jockey wheels? That's a lot more than the $10 jockey wheels that I buy from velo orange, which have sealed bearings and probably last as long as anything else on the market. I...
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    I have a full-sized pine wood (not particle...

    I have a full-sized pine wood (not particle board) platform bed frame that was shipped to me by UPS. The pieces of the wood frame bolt together in about 10 minutes. I bought a zippered futon cover,...
  6. I have an old Carradice Nelson saddlebag that has...

    I have an old Carradice Nelson saddlebag that has survived almost daily use for the past 2 decades. It was originally black but has faded to gray with some frayed edges in the outer fabric, not bad...
  7. Back to the OP's post.... If I was an IT person...

    Back to the OP's post.... If I was an IT person looking for a new work gig in L'ville, what about UPS? Their worldwide shipping distribution hub is at the airport, and they are probably one of the...
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    I like this thread. Today was warm under super...

    I like this thread. Today was warm under super clear skies so I went out for a leisurely 43 mile loop to Laguna Beach and back on my 31 year old Ciocc Mockba road bike. It is a fair weather,...
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    No, I would not have my own car in Berlin. I am...

    No, I would not have my own car in Berlin. I am going to retire in 2015 or 2016 and would like to make a "home base" for a year or two in Europe. Berlin is so familiar to me and comfortable to...
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    A year ago I went to Berlin for a 2 week visit. ...

    A year ago I went to Berlin for a 2 week visit. It was my first time back in Berlin since the mid-1980s during the divided / walled city, cold war era. I spent a lot of time in Berlin in the 1970s...
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    A bigger frame is probably not a good idea and it...

    A bigger frame is probably not a good idea and it might not actually get the bars higher. The Cross Check top tube length might get too long for you with a bigger frame. I am guessing that you...
  12. I've been to NOLA several times and had my bike...

    I've been to NOLA several times and had my bike along on the trip. Yes, it's an easy city to pedal around, but for the most part the street surface is rough to put it nicely. An old school MTB with...
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    My 1981 Ciocc Mockba with campy NR rear hub 126mm...

    My 1981 Ciocc Mockba with campy NR rear hub 126mm runs a 6 speed Sunrace freewheel 14-28. It shifts perfect (6 speed indexed shimano 105 downtube shifters) with any derailleur. Harris Cyclery has a...
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    I just read another related article that...

    I just read another related article that described plans by Amazon to open a huge distribution center in San Bernardino, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles and about 50 miles northeast from where I...
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    I have used Panaracer Pasela Tourguard tires on...

    I have used Panaracer Pasela Tourguard tires on several road bikes for the past 7 years or so. The most wear I have got from one of these tires is around 10,000 miles, a front mounted 700x35, which...
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    It seems like there is always a tug-of-war that...

    It seems like there is always a tug-of-war that starts up when a city begins to install bicycle infrastructure for the first time, especially in places where bicycles are not too common on the local...
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    Interesting thread and good comments from all...

    Interesting thread and good comments from all previous. My area, Orange County (CA) would score high with infrastructure but low on other factors - Nearly two thousand miles of bike lanes and...
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    Here in the southern california megalopolis, some...

    Here in the southern california megalopolis, some of my co-workers participate in van pools for long haul commutes (40 to 60 miles each way). Each vanpool member pays roughly $60-$80 per month...
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    This is a good thread. I have been the owner of...

    This is a good thread. I have been the owner of a 1981 Ciocc Mockba since it was new. In the late 1980s the original Campy super record headset needed to be replaced. I installed a Tange Levin...
  20. Why don't young Americans buy cars? (in other...

    Why don't young Americans buy cars? (in other words, as often as the two previous generations or young Americans used to buy cars?)

    The answer has several components. One component is cost. ...
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    I've spent some time around Biloxi, Gulfport and...

    I've spent some time around Biloxi, Gulfport and Ocean Springs. The bridge you are referring to goes from Biloxi to D'Iberville and is an interstate highway. Normally you can't ride a bike on an...
  22. I was in Portland last year and noticed some of...

    I was in Portland last year and noticed some of that stuff. I was thinking, this is the world famous bicycle paradise? It looked whacked, I don't like those barriers separating the bike lane from...
  23. My city has been incorporated for only 20 years,...

    My city has been incorporated for only 20 years, and most of the streets and neighborhoods were built post 1970. Overall, a fairly new city. Luckily when the development began in this area the main...
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    I've lived in southern cal for a dozen or so...

    I've lived in southern cal for a dozen or so years, and it does tend to turn hardcore riders into weather wusses. Aside from the past week fighting a very nasty flu virus and hacking cough, I am...
  25. +1. I use an old spoke cut to 100 mm length,...

    +1. I use an old spoke cut to 100 mm length, which also serves as a ruler to measuring the length from the end of the cable housing to the nut at the end of the shifter cable. In case I have to...
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