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    I treat my bicycles as the vehicles that they...

    I treat my bicycles as the vehicles that they are. My Karman Ghia, VW Bus, Grand Touring Bicycle, Commuter (MTB) and Big Dummy are all vehicles to get me around. Each vehicle carries the basic kit...
  2. We have a two seat Winchester. Squeeze cut down...

    We have a two seat Winchester. Squeeze cut down a "boogie board" so that it will fit in the bottom of the Winchester (seats removed). We have the option of no board (soft goods) and board (hard...
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    I once saw a nice pop up tent trailer (1 person)...

    I once saw a nice pop up tent trailer (1 person) for about $500. Yup, expensive. But, the unloaded weight was not too much more than the average kiddie trailer. This thing is heavy before you put...
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    Both of our kids grew up in a Winchester double...

    Both of our kids grew up in a Winchester double wide trailer until they could fit a trailer-bike. There was one awkward year before the first was big enough for a trailer-bike and the baby was...
  5. Thread: Grocery distance

    by salek
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    Our local "Chinamart" is on a beautiful linear...

    Our local "Chinamart" is on a beautiful linear park bike path. For us, we intentionally do the entire park to get groceries though we could just go straight there. With the linear park, we have a 7...
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    Baby Erin was doing 25 miles in a Winchester at...

    Baby Erin was doing 25 miles in a Winchester at the Hottern' Hell 100. Later, she was doing the same 25 on a trailerbike. Squeeze and I would tag team the trailer at a 27 mile ride. Thus, I post...
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    I don't run slime or other goops in my tubes. I...

    I don't run slime or other goops in my tubes. I do believe in Mr. Tuffy inserts for flat free mileage. Yes, I have had a rash of problems lately that I cannot explain. But, this is the third...
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    Responding to the "displaced Texan". My comment...

    Responding to the "displaced Texan". My comment was not hyperbole. Actually, it is in the Texas Law to have an ID when off of your property. Class C misdemeanor. I have loaned out my Blue Book,...
  9. Thread: catastrophic!

    by salek
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    True. So true. However, they did not offer disk...

    True. So true. However, they did not offer disk brakes on MTBs in 1990. At least not at my price point.
    My BD has disks and I am SOOOO sold on disk brakes. But the MTB and the 1984 Grand...
  10. I have a choice in my commute. I can cycle home...

    I have a choice in my commute. I can cycle home from work (20 miles) or take the train and cycle home from the train station (11.5 miles). Disclaimer: We cheat. My lovely parmachi takes me to the...
  11. Thread: Hot

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    Now is the time that the Dallas/FortWorth area...

    Now is the time that the Dallas/FortWorth area starts its string of 100+ degree "daze". As well as the aforementioned items, I buy these bamboo towels from Performance Bike Shop. "coin towels" I...
  12. I recently had a BMW pull way to close to my tail...

    I recently had a BMW pull way to close to my tail at a light. I pointed at him. He opened the window and commented, "why are you pointing at me, maaan?". I pointed out that he was too close to my...
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    I have both my DL and CHL along with contact...

    I have both my DL and CHL along with contact numbers on my helmet. I'm still thinking about getting the velcro road ID though for the aforementioned reasons. In Texas, you MUST have your legal id...
  14. Thread: catastrophic!

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  15. Thread: catastrophic!

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    catastrophic!

    I am having too many of them. The rear 23 year old rim had taken too much braking during commuting. It thinned too much.
    The RIM, not the rubber gave up. I had a blowout of epic proportions.
    I...
  16. Thread: Sidecar?

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    The Extracycle "sidecar" is not exactly a real...

    The Extracycle "sidecar" is not exactly a real sidecar to support a living critter. However, I do so hope to order one soon.
  17. Disclaimer: I am very prejudiced. I may also be...

    Disclaimer: I am very prejudiced. I may also be ignorant as I have not yet pushed my BD to its limits as a cargo bike.
    I am a firm believer of not having a kickstand. The first thing that I did...
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    Single thumb down: Your back deck does not have...

    Single thumb down: Your back deck does not have the beautiful wood deck that I am used to thinking as Surly's mark. Double the thumbs up: I dig the number of holes in the back deck for tying down...
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    protecting the rear spokes

    I bought my BD used. It does not have a disk that protects the spokes from catching chain on an overshift at the rear axle. That is partly why I had that catastrophic recently.
    Does the BD...
  20. Thread: catastrophic!

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    Ok, maybe I used the wrong word. My BD came to...

    Ok, maybe I used the wrong word. My BD came to me as a used vehicle and does not have a disk to keep the chain out of the spokes. The chain did suck, wrap, lodge around the rear axle. I had to use...
  21. Thread: catastrophic!

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    catastrophic!

    Catastrophe! Training for our upcoming ride, I had put two gallons of water on the front rack as if low riders, and had four gallons on the back end. We were 3.3 miles from home, coasting a gentle...
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    I wanted to be able to have some tuck. I put the...

    I wanted to be able to have some tuck. I put the same bar end extensions on my BD that I have on my MTB. with that wide handlebar stance and the extensions, I feel as though I am driving a...
  23. >>So how does one tuck and roll with a bike...

    >>So how does one tuck and roll with a bike between their legs?<< When I got my first "adult" bicycle at 21. I was taught by the local crew to pull the bike up on you to protect it when you go...
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    Before lasik, I wore a set of Oakleys over my...

    Before lasik, I wore a set of Oakleys over my contacts. I bought the clear for night vision, yellow for rain/fog, and normally wore the very dark since a vicious Texas sun is our norm here. After...
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    Today/tonight, we went on a simple 20 mile loop...

    Today/tonight, we went on a simple 20 mile loop for training. On the way home, we did stop in to get groceries. I brought those Cannondale Overlands (1984) as front panniers and Squeeze had her new...
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