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02-05-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By Doconabike

Yes, you are correct that they were mostly BMX...

Yes, you are correct that they were mostly BMX bikes with sidecars. These seemed to be everywhere in the Visayas in the Philippines. I didn't see any centered tricycles, but I did see an occasional...
02-02-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By Doconabike

fun utility bikes in the Philippines

I was just working in the Visayas in the Philippines (http://www.noscalpelvasectomies.net/vasectomy/International.html), and I saw some awesome utility bikes. It's not uncommon to see huge loads...
08-20-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,104
Posted By Doconabike

Sounds like a great project. The XtraCycle...

Sounds like a great project. The XtraCycle components are so versatile that it's hard to go wrong. Here's an example of a similar project I did a few years ago with a standard mountain bike frame....
08-20-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By Doconabike

Nice Looking Utility Bike in Quito

Saw a nice looking utility bike in Quito. Looks quite sturdy and good for large loads.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv320/Doconabike/Equadorean%20Cargo%20Bike/IMGP2805.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-15-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,741
Posted By Doconabike

Hi Booger1, Do you mind posting some of your...

Hi Booger1,
Do you mind posting some of your favorite So-Cal bike camping sites that you have accessed by bike?
Thanks...
Forum: Touring
07-06-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,568
Posted By Doconabike

I have been using the Carradice Super C Rear...

I have been using the Carradice Super C Rear Panniers for a few years. My previous set of nylon panniers from another maker had issues with the connection of the panniers to the rack, but the...
Forum: Touring
06-26-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,384
Posted By Doconabike

I keep a bag of oats, dried fruit, and nuts. I...

I keep a bag of oats, dried fruit, and nuts. I just pour a little into a bowl, add water, eat and go. (you don't really need to cook oats, they are quite good raw). You can also buy powdered soymilk...
Forum: Touring
06-04-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,721
Posted By Doconabike

Adrian, Great trip report. Your route looks...

Adrian,
Great trip report. Your route looks really interesting.
Thanks.

p.s. As a local, would you recommend the same route in the summer (in terms of temperature, etc.) ?
Forum: Touring
04-25-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By Doconabike

One possibility is to fly into Anchorage, take...

One possibility is to fly into Anchorage, take the train to Denali (a lovely train ride), and spend your touring time in Denali National Park. I have spent wonderful time hiking in Denali and chatted...
Forum: Touring
03-23-12, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Doconabike

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has...

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has a great journal called "Nutrition Action." You might benefit from reading this in your local library; it's really well written and gives excellent...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,086
Posted By Doconabike

For commute in all weather, I keep a little...

For commute in all weather, I keep a little collection of gear.

- yellow bike jacket (currently an REI version, but any rain-proof breathable yellow long-tailed bike jacket is fine)
- an old...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,629
Posted By Doconabike

This is an interesting discussion, but it's...

This is an interesting discussion, but it's important to realize that violence often begets more violence. Though it can be difficult, maintaining control over the situation (by keeping your cool) is...
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Doconabike

Do take caution, though, about online...

Do take caution, though, about online recommendations for new medications or supplements that have not been adequately tested in humans. Our scientific history is littered with drugs and supplements...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By Doconabike

I also use the Eagle Creek folders. Every Sunday...

I also use the Eagle Creek folders. Every Sunday night I load up two folders with shirts and pants and then use the clothes from them during the week. The Eagle Creek folders keep everything...
10-14-11, 12:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,745
Posted By Doconabike

I've owned both an XtraCycle and a regular...

I've owned both an XtraCycle and a regular commuter-bike-with-Bob-Trailer. I was a bit surprised the the XtraCycle had much greater capacity for groceries than the Bob. Also, the XtraCycle could...
10-14-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By Doconabike

I guess I've been lucky over the years. I've been...

I guess I've been lucky over the years. I've been shopping by bike for almost a decade now in several large cities and no-one has ever stolen anything from my panniers. People generally leave my...
10-14-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,583
Posted By Doconabike

The Secret Service Bike does look quite nice. I...

The Secret Service Bike does look quite nice. I have ridden several upright Dutch-style bike and much enjoyed the feel. Visiting friends in the Netherlands, I have seen so many folks carrying...
10-13-11, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 24,248
Posted By Doconabike

Looks great. The design of the U-bolts...

Looks great. The design of the U-bolts surrounding the skewer is brilliant and reinforces the wood. The only thing I might add is a simple piece of webbing looped through the triangle for the frame...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-11, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,696
Posted By Doconabike

I've used both Marathon Plus and Marathon...

I've used both Marathon Plus and Marathon Supremes for commuting. Both have been great with essentially no punctures. I do recommended, though, a set of different studded tires for ice and snow. The...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,653
Posted By Doconabike

I love old bikes and I'm a bike commuter. The...

I love old bikes and I'm a bike commuter. The Brooks saddles look really great on an old bike, but my B-17 just didn't feel right. Had lots of issues with numbness in the nether bits. A much cheaper...
09-09-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By Doconabike

I was once riding on a sidewalk (yes, I was an...

I was once riding on a sidewalk (yes, I was an idiot) and snagged my pannier on a large pole sticking up from the ground. This tore a piece off of the pannier and made me turn over on my bike. This...
Forum: Touring
09-01-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,086
Posted By Doconabike

Besides the very reasonable things the other...

Besides the very reasonable things the other folks have said, I find the bar-end shifters are much easier to set up and maintain than the STI shifters. The standard Shimano bar-ends have friction...
09-01-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,535
Posted By Doconabike

There are two things to know about proper chain...

There are two things to know about proper chain size - width and length.

The first is the width of the chain. A general rule is "skinny chain for lots of gears, wider chain for fewer gears (or...
08-26-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Doconabike

I have a Surly LHT. Great bike, but the much of...

I have a Surly LHT. Great bike, but the much of the decals have come off in past few years. Some came off in first few months with tape applied during a Mexican group ride. The organizers taped...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-11, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,787
Posted By Doconabike

I commuted for several years with an old milk...

I commuted for several years with an old milk crate on the back of my bike. The milk crate held my backpack very well and was great for carrying grocery bags too. Then I moved and got a newer bike on...
Forum: Touring
08-08-11, 12:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By Doconabike

I have owned both the Surly LHT and the Trek 520...

I have owned both the Surly LHT and the Trek 520 over the years. Both are great bikes. I ended up liking the Surly LHT slightly better since I could fit slightly bigger tires on it. Still, I had no...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,234
Posted By Doconabike

I'll add my "glad to hear you're well" sentiments...

I'll add my "glad to hear you're well" sentiments to the crowd. Wrecks can be scary. It's good that you have such a resilient body and spirit.

Here's something that might cheer you up. It's on the...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,238
Posted By Doconabike

Another vote here for the Eagle Creek folders. I...

Another vote here for the Eagle Creek folders. I have two of them. I fold up shirts and pants as per the little diagram printed in the folders. The folders keep everything together and folded. As...
Forum: Touring
02-20-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,889
Posted By Doconabike

This issue is very common. With various...

This issue is very common. With various combinations of racks, fenders, and eyelets, the length of the bold may vary significantly. If your bolt is too short, you don't get good hold. If your bolt is...
12-21-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,753
Posted By Doconabike

Very nice. Agree with post about larger 700C...

Very nice. Agree with post about larger 700C tires (e.g. 40mm, 45mm, etc.) for those of use who commute on trails too. Excellent easy-to-use interface.

It's great that the page allows a user to...
Forum: Touring
12-04-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,389
Posted By Doconabike

Yep, once time about 10 years ago on a long...

Yep, once time about 10 years ago on a long descent my front tube just disintegrated. There was a loud pop; then I was riding on just rough tire with no air inside. I was happy to be able to roll to...
Forum: Touring
11-27-10, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,784
Posted By Doconabike

For my 26" Surly LHT, I've been very happy with...

For my 26" Surly LHT, I've been very happy with the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders that were designed for 29er wheels. They were easy to mount, fit very well, and give great coverage. I found that...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,053
Posted By Doconabike

You might appreciate the article from the...

You might appreciate the article from the American Family Physician. This is a peer-reviewed journal that is generally well-written. There are some good drawings and a useful discussion of the mild...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,690
Posted By Doconabike

Yes, a few years ago I called the Kryptonite...

Yes, a few years ago I called the Kryptonite company and ordered a set of several locks all keyed alike. It has been great to have everyone in the family be able to open up any lock with the same...
07-12-10, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Doconabike

The UCSD bike shop is small, but rents bikes and...

The UCSD bike shop is small, but rents bikes and is staffed by good guys. They have lots of commuter bikes, but also roadbikes too. You could give them a call.

http://bikeshop.ucsd.edu/main.html
...
07-07-10, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,345
Posted By Doconabike

Nancy makes a good point. I have done a...

Nancy makes a good point.

I have done a similar conversion of a nice old bike from 27 inch wheels to 700C wheels. It was a fun project, but it did end up costing much money. One unexpected...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,758
Posted By Doconabike

A few ideas - bike in shorts and t-shirt...

A few ideas
- bike in shorts and t-shirt (keeps you cool)
- get big panniers (you don't sweat as much with no backpack)
- bring in dress clothes in "Clothes Folders"...
04-10-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By Doconabike

Great thread - > ...

Great thread - >
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?416294-How-would-you-build-your-bike-for-the-apocalypse&highlight=apocalypse
Forum: Touring
01-16-10, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,720
Posted By Doconabike

+1 again. Another vote for Wayne. I had an idea...

+1 again.
Another vote for Wayne. I had an idea in mind when I ordered my last touring rack. Wayne asked me some very appropriate questions and suggested something slightly better for the same...
Forum: Touring
01-15-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,042
Posted By Doconabike

In a few decades of occasional stealth camping,...

In a few decades of occasional stealth camping, only been caught a few times. Once caught by Greek soldiers, once caught by Turkish soldiers. All OK after a little explaining and joking. Scariest...
11-17-09, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,104
Posted By Doconabike

I really like the "Planet Bike Protégé 9.0...

I really like the "Planet Bike Protégé 9.0 9-Function Bike Computer." It comes with a wire instead of a wireless transmitter. The wired computers don't have trouble with transmission of wireless...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,337
Posted By Doconabike

I have ridden a Trek 520 for many years and love...

I have ridden a Trek 520 for many years and love it. Like other folks have mentioned though, I've found the front fork to have limited tire clearance. In order to fit my commuting 45mm tires, I had...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,116
Posted By Doconabike

Hi, I am thinking about buying a Cross...

Hi,
I am thinking about buying a Cross Check. You mentioned that the Cross Check will clear 45mm tires with fenders. This is exactly what I would like to run. I have had troubles with fender...
10-17-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,121
Posted By Doconabike

Hi, I just built up a Mavic A719 a couple...

Hi,

I just built up a Mavic A719 a couple days ago.

I used the calculator http://lenni.info/edd/ and the ERD of 600.5

Turned out great.

I can see the point of measuring yourself;...
Forum: Touring
10-16-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,548
Posted By Doconabike

I've built up both the Mavic A719s and Velocity...

I've built up both the Mavic A719s and Velocity Dyads for myself, family, and friends have found them both to be great. Both built up nicely round and both have lasted through much touring and...
Forum: Touring
10-16-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By Doconabike

Fast Track and Yan, Thanks much for the...

Fast Track and Yan,
Thanks much for the sizing replies.
Much appreciated,
- john
Forum: Touring
10-11-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By Doconabike

Hi Fast Track, nice looking build... ...

Hi Fast Track,
nice looking build...
How tall are you? I am pondering a 56cm cross check also.
Forum: Touring
10-11-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By Doconabike

Hi Yan, How tall are you? I'm thinking about...

Hi Yan,
How tall are you? I'm thinking about a cross check also and am pondering a 56cm frame size like yours. (I'm 181cm or 5'11")
Forum: Commuting
10-05-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Doconabike

Sorry to hear you got hit. May you have better...

Sorry to hear you got hit. May you have better days soon....
10-05-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Doconabike

Yep, that was the weekend. The ride was on...

Yep, that was the weekend. The ride was on September 26 and you probably saw the stream of folks coming back after spending the weekend there in Baja.

The next one is scheduled for Saturday April...
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