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  1. Last year I built a couple of bikes my wife and I...

    Last year I built a couple of bikes my wife and I use for touring and gravel road riding using what HillRider suggests here. Shimano FC-5703 external bearing BB . I used 105 triple front der and for...
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    +1 We've been riding for 40 years , we have found...

    +1 We've been riding for 40 years , we have found that this mirror works best for us. It has a very large field of view, doesn't get in the way of forward vision, and no bouncing since it's on your...
  3. I've had very good luck with a couple of...

    I've had very good luck with a couple of wheelsets that I bought from Velomine.com. They have some good deals on wheelsets built on Sun rims for older freewheel bikes. Link
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    Yes, if you are using bar-ends or a thumb...

    Yes, if you are using bar-ends or a thumb shifter for the drum brake use a shifter cable. A brake cable would have the wrong end on it.
  5. I'm glad you enjoyed it! My wife and I rode the...

    I'm glad you enjoyed it!
    My wife and I rode the NCC bike fest 72 mile ride on Friday NCC 2014 BikeFest 72-Mile Ride - A bike ride in Northampton, MA and we agree 100% with your description.
    "fog...
  6. That is a fantastic area to ride. We'll be there...

    That is a fantastic area to ride. We'll be there that weekend riding too.
    Here is a link to the Northampton Cycling club rides in the area NCC Discussion Groups :: View topic - Navigation, Maps,...
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    I'm curious what phone you have? I think the...

    I'm curious what phone you have? I think the phone is probably more of the problem. Some phones have terrible Bluetooth radios and antennas.

    My Moto X android phone stays connected to the RFLKT...
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    I have done this too on 2 bikes using the SKS...

    I have done this too on 2 bikes using the SKS Chromoplastic P35 but now SKS has the Longboard fender that comes with Mud flaps!
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    I bought the RFLKT+ last month. It's been working...

    I bought the RFLKT+ last month. It's been working flawlessly with RidewithGPS app.

    I've got the basic paid subscription $50/yr. I create routes online then use my Moto X Android phone paired to...
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    If you can't find a Shimano OEM chainring you can...

    If you can't find a Shimano OEM chainring you can use an Origin 8 42 tooth chainring here or here
    or Tandems East has their own Ride2 brand
    or FSA
  11. yes I've bought from them and I am registered on...

    yes I've bought from them and I am registered on their site. Actually I bought 2 of these exact Surly forks for our Ritchey Breakaway cross bikes
  12. I've got an entire tool box full of tools I've...

    I've got an entire tool box full of tools I've found on rides over the last 30 years. The only find I didn't carry back was a big sledge hammer, it was just too heavy. But I did carry back a couple...
  13. Modern Bike has the Long haul trucker fork on...

    Modern Bike has the Long haul trucker fork on sale for $89.99 with free shipping
    Surly Long Haul Trucker Fork 700c w/ Logo Crown Black - Modern Bike
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    I've had good luck with Velo-Mine. I bought a set...

    I've had good luck with Velo-Mine. I bought a set of Shimano Ultegra 6800 hubs with Velocity A23 rims 32 spokes for my wife's cross/tour bike. They've been perfect. I also bought a set of Shimano 105...
  15. This is what I've done. My cross bike came with a...

    This is what I've done. My cross bike came with a carbon fork but no mid-fork eyelets. So I bought a Surly Long Haul Trucker fork full of eyelets for about $90. I also bought another matching crown...
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    Earlier this spring I installed a TRP Spyre on...

    Earlier this spring I installed a TRP Spyre on the rear of our 2008 Trek T1000 tandem. The bike has Shimano Tiagra 9sp 4503 brifters so these are the older type STI that pull less cable. The brakes...
  17. Terrible article, and they don't even mention...

    Terrible article,
    and they don't even mention the best one Ride with GPS
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    Interesting that most here are recommending the...

    Interesting that most here are recommending the M520 when on most other forums the consensus is the M540 is well worth the little increase in cost. Maybe tourist don't stress the gear as much or are...
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    Here's a good one we did on our tandem. ...

    Here's a good one we did on our tandem.
    Finlay's Mountain Adventure with County rd option - A bike ride in Fairlee, VT
    The first climb is about 2000 ft vert from Warren up Rt 118 followed by...
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    I lead a group of what was a "no drop" ride and...

    I lead a group of what was a "no drop" ride and we had the same problem. It was a small club so there weren't enough riders to break into 4 groups. People who showed up wanted to ride anywhere from...
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    I think glasses would be much more comfortable...

    I think glasses would be much more comfortable than goggles.

    My wife and I both have Rudy Project Ekynox SX with prescription lenses. I got the transitions lenses which work great and get plenty...
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    You might want to check the SKS silver too who...

    You might want to check the SKS silver too who knows it may match. Longboards or Chromoplastics come in 35mm or 45mm widths in Silver and black options. The longboards have very long mudflaps. So...
  23. Still a few weeks before they start that in my...

    Still a few weeks before they start that in my area of Connecticut. another 2 to 6 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow. I have been riding though using my cross bike with fenders and you're right...
  24. WTF, I've never even heard of this band before! ...

    WTF, I've never even heard of this band before! "Peppermint Twist- Part 1" by Joey Dee and the Starliters.

    My wife's is better- "My Girl" by the Temptations
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    [QUOTE=jargo432;17609675] I bought a Tubus...

    I bought a Tubus Tara on sale at Wiggle about 1.5 months ago. I'm located in Connecticut. It shipped via DHL and there were no import taxes, at least not yet. I also received in in only 2 days!
    I...
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