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    good with front loads

    397596In 1984, I bought Takara's #2 Grand Touring bicycle. Back then, outside of toys, you had two types of bicycles, sport/race and Grand Touring. MTBs were local to Colorado and further west and...
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    I bought my first Third Eye back in 1984. SOLD. ...

    I bought my first Third Eye back in 1984. SOLD. That was a glasses model. Today, the whole family runs the helmet model. By turning your head, there is no blind spot. You can always track...
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    Cycling? For crying out loud, wear proper...

    Cycling? For crying out loud, wear proper cycling shorts and underwear is a moot point. Now, off the bike, bamboo is also anti-bacterial as well as wool. When I commute, cycling shorts. When I...
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    I swear by Mr. Tuffy. They are in every bike at...

    I swear by Mr. Tuffy. They are in every bike at this house. Ok, sidewalls are still at risk. But, the main tread area is heavily armored. Worth every penny.
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    Not being very strong, even when doing good...

    Not being very strong, even when doing good training mileage, for me low end is everything. I would pretty much echo turbo1889. Light, I'm middle mostly and some upper if at speed downhill. Heavy,...
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    Good thinking and good use of available...

    Good thinking and good use of available equipment. I used to work for a computer company with a single story, but wide campus. They put Razor brand scooters at various stations to get around...
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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...
  8. 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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    The first week of November (2012), my wife and I...

    The first week of November (2012), my wife and I rode from Fort Smith (AR) to North Little Rock. This last November (2013), we had a friend dump us at Greenwood (LA) and rode home to Arlington (TX)....
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    Wow, makes my first attempt at a set look...

    Wow, makes my first attempt at a set look terrible. And, mine are terrible. They may be functional, but mine look nasty.
    I, too, had planned on mounting "running lights" on the outer edges to...
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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...
  13. 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,...
  17. Thread: catastrophic!

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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...
  18. 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...
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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...
  20. 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...
  22. Thread: catastrophic!

    by salek
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    boom

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  23. 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...
  24. Thread: Sidecar?

    by salek
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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.
  25. 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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