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03-18-19, 12:26 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Good to see you again, Keith! ***** Just...

Good to see you again, Keith!

*****
Just got back from the Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride in La Conner, Washington. Like a lot of tweed rides, the emphasis is more on clothes than bikes. But there...
03-06-19, 02:24 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Well, it may be possible to ride to Crater...

Well, it may be possible to ride to Crater Lake...if you have a fat bike! ;)

Winter lasts long in the Cascades. The main Rim Road around the lake sometimes doesn't open until June. And Southern...
Forum: Touring
03-05-19, 04:30 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Well, I hope that they don't raise the rates any...

Well, I hope that they don't raise the rates any time soon, since they did a significant increase a couple years ago.

And yes, it's more stuff, but it's not like it's a lot more stuff. These new...
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03-05-19, 04:01 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Thanks for that, Doug64! But I'm a bit...

Thanks for that, Doug64!
But I'm a bit confused here: The title of the thread is Oregon Adds More Hike/Biker Sites in State Parks. I didn't see anything in the article that there are new...
Forum: Touring
03-05-19, 03:55 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Oregon hiker/biker rate is $7 to 8 per night. Not...

Oregon hiker/biker rate is $7 to 8 per night. Not $5 cheap (though it used to be), but it's pretty close.
01-25-19, 11:27 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Yeah, the Raleigh made Huffy Sportsman is a nice...

Yeah, the Raleigh made Huffy Sportsman is a nice bike, basically a Raleigh Sports without any special features. $100 isn't a bad price for it. Here's an example of a Raleigh made one:...
01-11-19, 12:55 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

No worries, I will!

No worries, I will!
01-11-19, 01:30 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Another pic: ...

Another pic:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/790/40068186425_4b4b16d54f_z.jpg

(also, did you see that I PM'd ya, Buellster ?)
01-11-19, 01:21 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

They're meant to be mounted "hanging", like this:...

They're meant to be mounted "hanging", like this:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7170/6657156197_702495870b_z.jpg
They look better on drop bars or flipped bars, which was more common in that era...
01-06-19, 09:58 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

It's a Sackville Banana Sax from Rivendell: ...

It's a Sackville Banana Sax from Rivendell:
https://www.rivbike.com/collections/bags/products/sackville-banana-sax
12-25-18, 05:07 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Here's a shot of my '84 Crested Butte on a ride...

Here's a shot of my '84 Crested Butte on a ride this past Saturday:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4852/46377477952_2ab8b5d5de_c.jpg
12-25-18, 05:02 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Nice! Looks like an '86 model.

Nice! Looks like an '86 model.
12-25-18, 05:01 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Photos, yes! It's a Christmas Miracle!!

Photos, yes! It's a Christmas Miracle!!
12-24-18, 07:51 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Nice! And please post pics when you can! Don't be...

Nice! And please post pics when you can! Don't be like the OP and tease us with pics that never, ever materialized!



Well, what are you going to use the Butte for or try to do? Do you want it...
12-14-18, 07:03 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

And since someone brought the thread back to...

And since someone brought the thread back to life, might as well show my 1984 Raleigh Crested Butte in its current configuration:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1964/45030844774_7772833a0d_c.jpg
12-14-18, 06:58 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

My '84 Crested Butte has a 26.0 seatpost, which...

My '84 Crested Butte has a 26.0 seatpost, which is an oddball size. I'd still double-check yours with a micrometer.
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 09:18 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Can't answer that for ya, I've never done 35 from...

Can't answer that for ya, I've never done 35 from Hood River to Gov't Camp. And you might get a better response to questions like this via a new thread, since this thread has drifted pretty far from...
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 07:59 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Can't you have the decency to wait a few minutes...

Can't you have the decency to wait a few minutes for me to respond to your post before you Google this information for yourself? :p
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 07:57 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

https://catransit.org/service-routes/dalles/

https://catransit.org/service-routes/dalles/
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 07:40 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Photo taken from the viewpoint on top. ...

Photo taken from the viewpoint on top.



There's no shoulder there. But there's little traffic, and sightlines are good.
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12-06-18, 07:07 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Going from Hood River to The Dalles on the Oregon...

Going from Hood River to The Dalles on the Oregon side would consist a bit of the Historic Columbia River Hwy State Trail (Mosier Twin Tunnels section), which is great. From Mosier to The Dalles is...
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 06:57 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

You mean travel west from Hood River into...

You mean travel west from Hood River into Portland?

If you want a headwind, yes.
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 06:54 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Do you mean Wyeth Road east of Cascade Locks? If...

Do you mean Wyeth Road east of Cascade Locks? If so, yes. It is legal to bicycle on I-84 from Troutdale east into Idaho.



You cannot bike across the Hood River Bridge, bikes and pedestrians are...
Forum: Touring
12-06-18, 06:40 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Prevailing wind in summer is out of the west...

Prevailing wind in summer is out of the west (from ocean), winter from the east (from interior.) Right now in Portland we've got a steady 25 mph wind coming out of the Columbia Gorge, which makes any...
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12-06-18, 06:29 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

I've ridden between Portland and Kelso three...

I've ridden between Portland and Kelso three times in the last decade, always part of a longer tour. I look at Portland-Kelso as a "getting to somewhere else" ride vs a ride in itself. I pretty much...
11-16-18, 01:14 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Well, Golden Pliers isn't vintage focused, nor do...

Well, Golden Pliers isn't vintage focused, nor do they have the same character of Velo Cult. I just said they were a bike cafe.
They're up for events, but their space is teeny. They won't be a good...
11-16-18, 12:07 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Are you asking whether there is a "central...

Are you asking whether there is a "central meeting place", whether shop, cafe, bar, etc for vintage bike enthusiasts to hang out?
If so, then no, nothing I can think of.
Then again, Velo Cult in...
10-16-18, 11:24 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

There is a difference between steady incline and...

There is a difference between steady incline and short, steep hills. Portland's got both. I appreciate a low of around 40" when I hit those hills at 5-8% grade.

In any case (and without arguing...
10-15-18, 09:25 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

"So low"? :rolleyes: Well, maybe for pretty...

"So low"? :rolleyes:
Well, maybe for pretty flat Toronto...
I have a 23T cog for both my three speeds, and appreciate the low for the varied topography of Portland. I don't care too much about the...
10-14-18, 11:17 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

I don't know about Newberg, but if you want to...

I don't know about Newberg, but if you want to head up to Portland I've found the answer to your problem:
The Saddle Library ? Gladys Bikes (http://gladysbikes.com/the-saddle-library/)
09-24-18, 04:39 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Hmm...I'm sure the scarcity of this bikes has...

Hmm...I'm sure the scarcity of this bikes has nothing to do with a web forum thread about three speeds that's gotten to about 726 pages in the course of eight years, a thread where people regularly...
09-21-18, 10:14 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Yeah, I never had great luck with the old rims...

Yeah, I never had great luck with the old rims either. The chrome on them looked okay, but there was no way to fix spokes or true the wheels as the nipples etc had rusted.
09-21-18, 10:11 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Quote of the day! :roflmao2:

Quote of the day! :roflmao2:
09-21-18, 09:57 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

The operative term there is "dry". I live in damp...

The operative term there is "dry". I live in damp ol' Portland, Oregon, and ride my three speeds all year. I'm done with the sketchy braking of wet steel rims. It's okay to keep the rims steel if...
09-20-18, 02:17 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

I won't disagree that the 50's Raleighs were...

I won't disagree that the 50's Raleighs were nicer frames, but I have done plenty of fast descents on the later TI Industries frames. (Hello, Bay City Hill!) I think the wheels and brakes are more...
09-18-18, 11:55 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

How about a Tweed Ride? Many cities around...

How about a Tweed Ride?

Many cities around the world have them, though I can't find any current info for Memphis. While a Tweed Ride isn't a Three Speed Ride, there is overlap, and there will most...
Forum: Touring
07-19-18, 08:12 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

I've shipped my bike via Amtrak Express once, and...

I've shipped my bike via Amtrak Express once, and I'd do it again if I needed to, and everything lines up right.

I think that pretty much any Amtrak station that has baggage service can do...
Forum: Touring
07-14-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By adventurepdx

One thing to note about those bike boxes: While...

One thing to note about those bike boxes: While they are indeed huge, Amtrak discourages you from putting anything else in it, especially if they are watching you. They'll let you keep the pedals in...
Forum: Touring
07-13-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By adventurepdx

That's pretty much how it works. The main baggage...

That's pretty much how it works. The main baggage car stays on the Seattle-Chicago segment, along with the Dining Car. When the train splits (or is combined) in Spokane, the Portland section has the...
Forum: Touring
07-13-18, 02:11 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

They do, for the Coast Starlight and Cascade...

They do, for the Coast Starlight and Cascade routes.
Forum: Touring
07-13-18, 02:10 PM
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Views: 552
Posted By adventurepdx

The Empire Builder had pretty bad performance a...

The Empire Builder had pretty bad performance a few years back due to the Bakken Oil Field boom in MT/ND. They've double tracked a lot of the line since then, and the price dropped, so it's not as...
Forum: Touring
07-13-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By adventurepdx

Unfortunately, you'll have to box the bike. ...

Unfortunately, you'll have to box the bike.

While technically the Empire Builder has "roll on" service, the detail that's obscured is that it's only the Seattle-Chicago section that does it, since...
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By adventurepdx

Agree with most of what you said, though I found...

Agree with most of what you said, though I found riding on San Juan Island to be decent outside of Friday Harbor. Maybe not as quiet as Lopez, but still not that bad.
And the county campground on...
03-24-18, 10:17 AM
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Posted By adventurepdx

To answer the OP's OQ: Looks like Waterfront...

To answer the OP's OQ: Looks like Waterfront Rentals offers MTBs:
Waterfront Bikes Waterfront Bicycles | Portland's Finest Bicycle Rental, Sales and Service Shop (http://www.waterfrontbikes.com/)...
Forum: Touring
03-21-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By adventurepdx

Just got this dispatch from the Oregon Department...

Just got this dispatch from the Oregon Department of Transportation regarding the Gorge. I haven't edited it, but have emphasized a few areas in bold.

*****
Columbia Gorge Search & Rescue...
Forum: Touring
03-13-18, 07:10 PM
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Views: 803
Posted By adventurepdx

The closest campgrounds to Portland are all at...

The closest campgrounds to Portland are all at least 20 miles from downtown, and definitely divorced from the urban area. I haven't had issues camping in any of them.
Forum: Touring
03-13-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By adventurepdx

Which direction are you heading out of Portland? ...

Which direction are you heading out of Portland?

If going south, Champoeg SP is an option.

If you just need absolute closest to Portland, Milo McIver is about 25 miles by bike southeast from...
Forum: Touring
03-13-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By adventurepdx

Technically, Stub doesn't have hiker/biker sites,...

Technically, Stub doesn't have hiker/biker sites, they have walk-in sites. They sound the same but are different. Walk-in means one can still drive to the park, park in the parking lot, and borrow a...
Forum: Touring
03-13-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By adventurepdx

Yes, as of now, the Historic Columbia River...

Yes, as of now, the Historic Columbia River Highway is closed from Bridal Veil to Hood River. This includes both the section open to cars (Bridal Veil to Ainsworth) and the trail (Yeon to Cascade...
02-19-18, 01:10 PM
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Posted By adventurepdx

Yes. Pretty much all modern lights for dynohubs...

Yes. Pretty much all modern lights for dynohubs use LEDs. Most also have a "standlight", which is a capacitor that keeps the light on for a short amount of time after the wheel stops turning. (In the...
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