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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,424
Posted By sesmith

Dinotte...why? In 2006 I bought a Dinotte...

Dinotte...why?

In 2006 I bought a Dinotte 600 L headlight and 140 L tail light, 2 batteries and a charger. A little over a year later, I was having issues with the batteries not holding a charge...
02-28-17, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By sesmith

I'm surprised no one mentioned Dinotte. They are...

I'm surprised no one mentioned Dinotte. They are expensive, but high quality. Customer support is excellent. I have a 600L headlight and 140L tail light from them that I bought 10 years ago. ...
Forum: Touring
02-18-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,402
Posted By sesmith

There are crashes, and there are CRASHES. My...

There are crashes, and there are CRASHES. My most memorable (and painful) one was a commuting crash I had 4 years ago. Beautiful fall day, I was headed downhill on a pot hole riddled road I had...
04-16-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,644
Posted By sesmith

I carry a spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, and...

I carry a spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, and pump. For me, there's no point. The last time I crashed my bike and bled, they sent a helicopter.
02-24-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,316
Posted By sesmith

I have a Mongoose Rx 10.9 polished titanium road...

I have a Mongoose Rx 10.9 polished titanium road bike I bought used in 2000, so it was made sometime in the 90's. It was, and still is, a sweet riding bike. I have put thousands of miles on it and...
02-24-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By sesmith

+1 on the Cruds. They work really well on a race...

+1 on the Cruds. They work really well on a race bike. I've had a set on mine for a couple of years now.
Forum: Touring
04-14-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By sesmith

I've worn lycra roadie shorts for years. Last...

I've worn lycra roadie shorts for years. Last year, I found a deal on these:

http://www.louisgarneau.com/us-en/product/0/1054095/_/LIBERTY_SHORTS_2

Liked them so much, I bought a 2nd pair. I...
12-26-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,400
Posted By sesmith

i'm into Keens, these days. Good all around...

i'm into Keens, these days. Good all around commuting / touring shoe.
12-20-12, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By sesmith

season not quite over yet after all

Thanks to everyone who wished me well in this thread here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/853234-Season-ended-early?highlight=season+ended+early

So here's the update. Got the ok to...
10-19-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By sesmith

Let's just say it needs some parts. It's my...

Let's just say it needs some parts. It's my titanium ride. I haven't felt like tearing it apart yet, but it looks like the frame may be unscathed. I think I protected it with my leg. We had to...
10-19-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By sesmith

I hear you. For me, faster was always better. ...

I hear you. For me, faster was always better. We have a hill or 2 around here I've hit 50 on. My bike's are stable at that speed and I was comfortable going that fast. However, I'm rethinking...
10-18-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By sesmith

Season ended early...

Sympathy post :) Not actually, but thought there might be a lesson here for others to take home.

I crashed 2 weeks ago, ending a beautiful fall riding season way too early. I was on my way home,...
Forum: Touring
09-30-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By sesmith

I've got this one: ...

I've got this one:

http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Swagman/S63360.html

It gets the job done. We use it on a toyota yaris.
09-29-12, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By sesmith

I bit and ordered one. Don't have it yet so I...

I bit and ordered one. Don't have it yet so I can't comment on how well it will work. The company acknoledged the order and shipped within 24 hours, so no problems with them. I see no reason it...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,938
Posted By sesmith

Here are some interesting stats. It depends on...

Here are some interesting stats. It depends on how you measure. Interesting read, though. Unfortunately, the author of the pages I'm linking to was killed by a drunk driver.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-12, 03:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,009
Posted By sesmith

That's kind of funny. I never heard the term...

That's kind of funny. I never heard the term salmon before. Once last year, I just started to go behind a car when we got the green light at an intersection. A wrong way bike rider coming into the...
Forum: Touring
07-03-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,076
Posted By sesmith

I've been using egg beaters in their various...

I've been using egg beaters in their various forms for years and like them a lot. Prior, I used spd's. My only issues with spd's is having them let go usually pulling on a climb when the cleats got...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,938
Posted By sesmith

Cyling is as safe as you make it. Ride on the...

Cyling is as safe as you make it. Ride on the wrong side of the road, ride on the sidewalks, blow through lights and stop signs, let yourself get crowded into the curb, ride with dark clothes and no...
07-03-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,146
Posted By sesmith

I have 3 brooks saddles that I bought new within...

I have 3 brooks saddles that I bought new within the last 7 or 8 years. Swift ti with more than ten thousand miles on it now, pro with about 500 miles on it, and a B17 special with a couple thousand...
07-03-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,181
Posted By sesmith

Brooks pro on my paramount, brooks B17 on my...

Brooks pro on my paramount, brooks B17 on my Miyata touring bike, brooks swift ti on my newer ti bike. Thats as cutting edge and modern as it gets around here.
Forum: Touring
06-20-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By sesmith

What didn't you like about the Lone Peak? Just...

What didn't you like about the Lone Peak? Just wondering as I'm bonding with mine pretty well. Only had it a couple of months though
Forum: Touring
06-20-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,698
Posted By sesmith

I just put a small piece of electrical tape on...

I just put a small piece of electrical tape on the inside of the rim, poke a small hole in it, and push the presta stem through the tape. Never used the inserts, and never had a flat from using a...
06-19-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By sesmith

I did damage to 3 lower lumbar discs in my back...

I did damage to 3 lower lumbar discs in my back June a year ago (not biking related). Very little riding last year afterwards. No surgery, but still am working with a physical therapist. Biking...
Forum: Touring
06-18-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,535
Posted By sesmith

Also keep an eye out for a Miyata 610 (615) or...

Also keep an eye out for a Miyata 610 (615) or 1000. I have a 1981 Miyata 610 set up for touring and love it. The only thing I upgraded to modern was the brake levers. I added a Brooks saddle,...
06-03-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,695
Posted By sesmith

June of last year I did damage to my 3 lower...

June of last year I did damage to my 3 lower lumbar discs (bulged but not ruptured) while working on my firewood supply. Also some degenerative changes due to arthritis. The neurosurgeon I...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,477
Posted By sesmith

Hammer Heed is a must for me when the temp and...

Hammer Heed is a must for me when the temp and humidity goes up. Plain water just doesn't cut it in those conditions.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,465
Posted By sesmith

Used a backpack for years. Due to a back injury,...

Used a backpack for years. Due to a back injury, the pack wasn't working for me anymore unless I bungeed it on the rack of my touring bike. Recently bought a Lone Peak handlelbar pack and a 2nd...
04-24-12, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By sesmith

Note to anyone downloading this app. Do yourself...

Note to anyone downloading this app. Do yourself a favor and get it from Google Play. The developer of the app recently did a couple of bug fixes resulting in 2 new updates. They got loaded onto...
04-23-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,517
Posted By sesmith

I've ridden with backpacks for quite a few years....

I've ridden with backpacks for quite a few years. My most recent one is a light Northface technical type day pack which I really like. Last year, though, I did some damage to 3 of my lumbar discs...
04-20-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By sesmith

Android ap for logging rides

For the last year or so I've been looking for a simple manual logging ap for rides that had some graphing capabilities and didn't require fooling with a gps. I also was looking for an ap that did it...
04-06-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,505
Posted By sesmith

You'll be faster. Does that help?

You'll be faster. Does that help?
04-05-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,053
Posted By sesmith

My only goal this year is to stay riding through...

My only goal this year is to stay riding through the season. Damaged 3 discs in my lower back last June which took me out the rest of last year. No surgery, but still getting help from a physical...
04-05-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By sesmith

That's really sad. Unfortunately, the way a lot...

That's really sad. Unfortunately, the way a lot of people ride around my town, I'm surprised I don't see more stories like that in the news. I've been nearly run down walking in a crosswalk twice...
04-05-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By sesmith

I found cycling specific glasses to be overrated....

I found cycling specific glasses to be overrated. I have a pair of (??rudy's maybe) with interchangable lenses and prescription inserts. When it was warm, the sweat dripped off my brow onto the...
Forum: Touring
04-01-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,138
Posted By sesmith

Does that include running? How's your foot wear?...

Does that include running? How's your foot wear? In my case, once my knees get inflamed from patella tracking problems, riding more doesn't help...things get worse. I've had good luck working with...
Forum: Touring
04-18-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,161
Posted By sesmith

As an ex- auto tech myself, I can tell you, if...

As an ex- auto tech myself, I can tell you, if you can fix cars, you can fix bikes. Without a doubt, they're different, but a mechanical system is a mechanical system. "Bicycling Maintenance and...
04-08-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 31,092
Posted By sesmith

I use a mapping program called Orux and really...

I use a mapping program called Orux and really like it. It doesn't do voice prompts, though. It does allow you to import gpx routes and has an alarm feature if you stray. It has a few map servers...
04-04-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By sesmith

Yea, I could do a spreadsheet...have done that in...

Yea, I could do a spreadsheet...have done that in the past. I recently got an Archos 70 (7" tablet). Will be great to have for touring but a pia to carry on normal rides. I also don't want to be...
04-03-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By sesmith

Droid ap for logging rides (without gps)

Hi,

I'm looking for a droid app for logging rides and keeping track of distance, ride length, avg. speed weather, etc. Don't want to do the gps tracking thing, just log rides after the fact. I...
03-17-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,943
Posted By sesmith

By now you probably have them? Anyhow, my 2...

By now you probably have them? Anyhow, my 2 cents. I've had progressive trifocals for several years. It took a good couple of weeks to get used to them. Actually, they drove me crazy and made me...
07-15-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,838
Posted By sesmith

My daughter rides a 90's era Terry and loves it...

My daughter rides a 90's era Terry and loves it (she's about 4'11). She found it used on the Terry web site forums. I thought Terry was the only one to build bikes this way until I found my wife's...
Forum: Touring
07-04-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,698
Posted By sesmith

1) No lugs. 2) No old Suntour components 3)...

1) No lugs.
2) No old Suntour components
3) No 27" wheels

My touring bike has all 3 :D

Oh, did I mention no old center pull brake calipers?
Forum: Touring
06-30-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,698
Posted By sesmith

Or pack a spare taint. Seriously, if it...

Or pack a spare taint.

Seriously, if it feels pretty good now, take a few more rides on it before then and it'll probably be fine. I have 3 of them ( a B17, a Swift, and a Team Pro). All 3 were...
04-28-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By sesmith

Also don't think the naval jelly will peel the...

Also don't think the naval jelly will peel the chrome. It might etch it, though so I'd avoid the chromed areas as much as possible. It will etch the steel surfaces and make a nice base for the...
04-27-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,241
Posted By sesmith

You can pick up naval jelly (phosphoric acid) in...

You can pick up naval jelly (phosphoric acid) in the paint dept. at Home Depot or Lowes. Never used it on a bike, but used it on a tractor I painted a couple of years ago. Still have had no...
Forum: Touring
04-22-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,557
Posted By sesmith

Another Trangia fan here. Here's another...

Another Trangia fan here. Here's another possibility I haven't seen mentioned yet:

http://www.woodgas.com/bookSTOVE.htm

I haven't used or seen one of these in action, but it might also be a...
04-20-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 985
Posted By sesmith

Like many here I get most of my miles in...

Like many here I get most of my miles in commuting. Not sure where in the Finger Lakes you'll be, but get some hills in before you come (you'll be glad you did). That'd be more important around...
04-20-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By sesmith

I've had good luck with this one: ...

I've had good luck with this one:

http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=25&item=SPA-6

And this for the lock ring:

http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=25&item=HCW-5
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By sesmith

More stainless info here: ...

More stainless info here:

http://www.ssina.com/faq/index.html#3

Check the FAQ about rusting. I'm guessing crank bros. may have got some poor quality stainless that was used in those pedals. ...
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