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    Won't make it, I will pedaling to my 45 year...

    Won't make it, I will pedaling to my 45 year class reunion in downstate Illinois. Have fun, I will.

    Marc
  2. My Hunqapillar designed by (whisper mode)Grant...

    My Hunqapillar designed by (whisper mode)Grant Petersen, built by Waterford from Kaisai 8630 tubing. It's a goanywheredoanythingonanysurfacefullyloadedforbigboys bike.

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    I love my...
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    My bike takes me places, it's really nice that...

    My bike takes me places, it's really nice that way. Sometimes it follows other people, maybe they plan, I don't know, never ask.

    Marc
  4. The path doesn't even have to be nearby, I've had...

    The path doesn't even have to be nearby, I've had them recommend going 30 miles out of my way to reach a path. The service is a convenient tool, but you also have to take a rational look at it and...
  5. After 40 years of commuting by bike, I simply...

    After 40 years of commuting by bike, I simply don't understand why anybody uses a car within 10 miles of home.

    Marc
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    Treadmill. Get it right...geeez. Marc

    Treadmill. Get it right...geeez.

    Marc
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    I have, years ago when I lived in KC during a...

    I have, years ago when I lived in KC during a heat wave. I didn't really notice except that I was drinking more water. Even stopping would not allow sweat to form on the skin. When I walked into...
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    A laboratory test has proven there is no...

    A laboratory test has proven there is no difference between platform pedals and clipless w/cleats.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNedIJBZpgM


    I think Grant Peterson would approve this...
  9. Is the frame built for 26" wheels? If not you...

    Is the frame built for 26" wheels? If not you will have problems with the brake reach. Of the parts you questioned, the trekking bars I have used but prefer Rivendell Bosco Bars, I used Schwalbe...
  10. I have done the southern and most of the northern...

    I have done the southern and most of the northern part. It's a great ride. The part I haven't ridden is between Saugatuck and Traverse. It's a well marked route with actual signs designating the...
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    The gravel ride Jim mentioned was not a 50's...

    The gravel ride Jim mentioned was not a 50's specific event but just passed along to anybody who might be interested. Unfortunately I won't make the OHR this year but plan to be in Pennsylvania for...
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    Drops are nice for club rides and pretend racing,...

    Drops are nice for club rides and pretend racing, but for touring or commuting I prefer an upright with some back sweep.
    The Riv Bosco Bars provide the greatest range of body positions I have seen. ...
  13. Thread: mixte found

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    If it fits, that will prove to be a really nice...

    If it fits, that will prove to be a really nice ride!

    Marc
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    I used Testor paints on a couple to detail the...

    I used Testor paints on a couple to detail the headtube and lugwork. It works fine and is made to be used with plastics, but most automotive sprays are made to adhere to plastics also.
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    I have one of these and they are really nice,...

    I have one of these and they are really nice, including the reflective strip.

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    Marc
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    As an adult (excluding school and a paper route...

    As an adult (excluding school and a paper route as a child) forty years. I've lived in 8 different cities or towns ranging from rural to downtown urban environments, worked in management positions...
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    Those grips were VO Elkhide leather wrap which I...

    Those grips were VO Elkhide leather wrap which I have since replaced with a couple of layers of black cloth wrap. The leather was always crawling around under the pressure of shifting the grip...
  18. I assume you are talking about cigarettes. ...

    I assume you are talking about cigarettes. Congrats. The most difficult thing I ever did was withdraw from cigarettes. It's a horrible addiction. I tried to quit for nearly 20 years before...
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    No. There's no baggage service in Cumberland. ...

    No. There's no baggage service in Cumberland. There is in Pittsburgh, I just made the trip in April.

    Marc
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    My primary commuter is a Soma Buena Vista mixte...

    My primary commuter is a Soma Buena Vista mixte with a Nuvinci rear hub, Sanyo Dyno on the front, BM Toplight Brake Plus rear light and BM Eyc senso on the front. Although it's the techiest bike I...
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    I use a helmet cover, a Grunden's rain...

    I use a helmet cover, a Grunden's rain cape,Rivedell Splats to cover my feet and a good set of fenders. I just don't let rain stop me.

    Marc
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    Sorry to hear that, I rode with him at the...

    Sorry to hear that, I rode with him at the Harpeth River ride in Franklin Tn. during the 4th 50+ ride. He was one of the most enthusiastic riders.

    Marc
  24. It is, I have gotten in the habit of drinking a...

    It is, I have gotten in the habit of drinking a glass of V8 in the morning. I have no problems with cramps since then. I try to ride my age (63) once or twice a week.

    Marc
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    I use WD-40 as a cleaner, especially in the...

    I use WD-40 as a cleaner, especially in the winter. When I get the gear all covered with snow and ice, I brush as much as possible off with a wisk broom then give it a good dose of WD-40. When the...
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