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Forum: Touring
06-30-10, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,518
Posted By vosyer

I have the Schwabe's on my Waterford - you'll...

I have the Schwabe's on my Waterford - you'll love them. I use to use Conti's 2000 still a good tire not available anymore though
Forum: Touring
01-12-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By vosyer

I have 3 tour bikes currently - my favorite is a...

I have 3 tour bikes currently - my favorite is a 1969 Schwinn Paramount and I overcame the 27 inch wheel issue using long reach brakes and a drop bolt for the back rear tire. By the way spreading the...
Forum: Touring
05-13-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By vosyer

Marathon Supremes Where to Buy?

I have looked high and low in Seattle and in Oregon - where do I get these darn things?
Forum: Touring
05-10-09, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By vosyer

schwalbe maraton pluses versus supremes

I have four sets of the pluses - great tires, touch slow pain in the ass to mount- saw the Supremes on a tandem today looked like a great rolling. Feedback appreciated - also where to buy?
Forum: Touring
04-04-09, 12:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,530
Posted By vosyer

I am a 53 year old who just got done taking a...

I am a 53 year old who just got done taking a year and half off cycleing and backpacking and I am just now back joining the workforce. The gap as long as it's explain tells an employer you have goals...
Forum: Touring
03-26-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,356
Posted By vosyer

The perfect bike!!

I must say all the bikes I've seen on this post are very pretty like a Sunday car collector who has a special rig that only comes out on special occasion. Don't get me wrong guys, I have some of...
Forum: Touring
03-15-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,469
Posted By vosyer

Schwalbe Marathons

Nancy,

You know I am a monster fan of Schwalbes - have one documented still going strong at 10,000 miles without a flat. That being said I had a defective one recently that had a wire bead issue...
Forum: Touring
03-07-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By vosyer

Seems like nice afforable bike

CL Novara Randonee Touring Bike - $500 (Lynnwood) WA - seems like a nice bike for the price. Alot newbies seem to be looking for afforable first touring bike and this seems to fit the bill
Forum: Touring
03-01-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By vosyer

I never go on a tour without a file for my pads -...

I never go on a tour without a file for my pads - I find I pick up a lot of crud that eventually ends in my pads. I find I also take to much stuff - what I've really used are tire boots, patches,...
Forum: Touring
02-27-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By vosyer

In 2007 I almost took no insulin first two weeks...

In 2007 I almost took no insulin first two weeks and was continously testing. When I got tired I had to make sure I was tired and not to low because of the insulin intake. The 2010 trip will probably...
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By vosyer

Traveling with a Insulin Pump

Did a unsupported Southern Route in 2007 with just Insulin, Needles, and my glucometer. Looks like I will be switching to a pump in 2009. It is my intent to do a Northern Tier summer of 2010 after I...
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By vosyer

Traveling with an Insulin Pump

Did a unsupported
Forum: Touring
02-03-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By vosyer

Not so, I got hit outside Navosota Texa's -...

Not so, I got hit outside Navosota Texa's - Southern Tour 2007 - Plain daylight plenty of shoulder and I was wearing yellow. Lady on cell phone retired that day daughter in hospital having a baby...
Forum: Touring
01-17-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By vosyer

I have done all the suggested San juans and...

I have done all the suggested San juans and Coastal trips and they are all are great in July and August - I do agree with avoiding Ocas - not not just steep but narrow shoulders - if you start in...
Forum: Touring
01-13-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,788
Posted By vosyer

I have two of each on bikes and have done...

I have two of each on bikes and have done extensive touring on both. I am not wedded to either - the Brooks takes more break in time and upkeep, but better looking - the San Marco Rolls just goes and...
Forum: Touring
12-31-08, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,207
Posted By vosyer

Nancy, Have sets on both Tandems - around...

Nancy,

Have sets on both Tandems - around 3000 miles each - used to go through tires on the tandem at around 1500-2000 miles and less in some cases. I make sure tires are pumped up on tour each...
Forum: Touring
12-30-08, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,207
Posted By vosyer

Did a US tour on the the Marathon Pluses without...

Did a US tour on the the Marathon Pluses without a single flat that's why they are on 6 of my bikes. Did recently have a wire bead break on a set as I was mounting it. They are a real pain and...
Forum: Touring
12-27-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By vosyer

Southern tier 2007 got hit by a car outside...

Southern tier 2007 got hit by a car outside Navosota Texas - drove tent stake through to my knee. Was going to airvaced but insisted on an ambulance - Two weeks later with a dripy hole in the back of...
Forum: Touring
12-27-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,811
Posted By vosyer

Rode bikes most of my life - annually doing 3 to...

Rode bikes most of my life - annually doing 3 to 4000 miles - but not touring - first tour 2007 age 52 rode 4000 miles but annually did 12,000 next tour 2010 set for 4 to 6000 miles age 55. Guys I...
Forum: Touring
12-23-08, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,207
Posted By vosyer

Schwalbe Mounting

I have 6 sets of Schwalbe's on various bikes and after trial and error I mount them using tire levers and an old toe strap which I cinch on half way around the rim. After a while you just get the...
Forum: Touring
12-14-08, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By vosyer

Okay, Best find I have ever made - Box of...

Okay,

Best find I have ever made - Box of 100 new brass and Nickel plated Presta Valve covers form the 50's on Ebay for $5 then I sold them for $20 dollars a set - or $1000 - took me year to sell...
Forum: Touring
12-08-08, 12:05 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 36,709
Posted By vosyer

I have done that route a couple of times - and...

I have done that route a couple of times - and hopefully he won't get a head wind when he heads up. It's a nasty road no shoulder at times and lots of trucks. It is steeper than 6% in places. With a...
Forum: Touring
11-20-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,630
Posted By vosyer

Recent two month tour which included a 40 degree...

Recent two month tour which included a 40 degree down bag and a bag liner which got in down to 25 degrees came in at 35 pounds not including daily water. Their was two much duplication between my...
Forum: Touring
11-20-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,530
Posted By vosyer

Un-supported Southern tier plus - 2007, 7 weeks,...

Un-supported Southern tier plus - 2007, 7 weeks, one day off a week, 2 or 3 days off because of weather related issues, Pretty standard I think. Planning to do a Nothern Tier in 12 weeks. No hurry...
Forum: Touring
11-19-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By vosyer

Keep your eye on ebay for a Burley jacket -...

Keep your eye on ebay for a Burley jacket - bought one new for my cross country last year - amazing jacket to bad no longer made
Forum: Touring
11-18-08, 12:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,511
Posted By vosyer

Plugged into the rat race for 30 plus years -...

Plugged into the rat race for 30 plus years - raised kids, paid for colleges, bought nice cars, bought houses and in the end I wondered if it was it worth it. I kind of got lost in all of it. It's...
Forum: Touring
11-17-08, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By vosyer

Powder coating is pretty reasonable = looks nice...

Powder coating is pretty reasonable = looks nice and I'd put a little more modern touring components and a B-17. Put your $$ in the parts. If I anticipated going cross country that's that's what I...
Forum: Touring
11-16-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,676
Posted By vosyer

Let us know about the bike - a number of us have...

Let us know about the bike - a number of us have deep part bins. A triplet frame is a little tougher though maybe one of the tandem dealers may be able to assit. There's a couple small tandem...
Forum: Touring
11-15-08, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By vosyer

Hit Wright Brothers Cycleworks in Fremont - its a...

Hit Wright Brothers Cycleworks in Fremont - its a bike cooperative and usally classes are going on all the time. Lots of free advice from other members working on bikes in the stands. The owner...
Forum: Touring
11-15-08, 12:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,676
Posted By vosyer

I forgot take pictures of everything - bruises...

I forgot take pictures of everything - bruises the bike etc. If you need to go to court you'll need them as proof of injuries and damages.
Forum: Touring
11-15-08, 12:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,676
Posted By vosyer

On my bike trip cross country in 2007 was hit by...

On my bike trip cross country in 2007 was hit by a car in Texas - took months to settle with the insurance company even though I did not retain an attorney. Retrospectively I should of hired one. The...
Forum: Touring
11-10-08, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By vosyer

Maybe a should of differentiated between light...

Maybe a should of differentiated between light touring and loaded touring. I am a steel guy - I outfit my touring bikes withk 36- 40 hole stout tandem hubs usually Hugi's, Top Tours or Marathon...
Forum: Touring
11-08-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By vosyer

Yes, We are all trying to talk some sense...

Yes,

We are all trying to talk some sense into you. As you know it's been raing in Seattle on and off for the last 9 days. There are flood warnings on a number of rivers. The weather report is...
Forum: Touring
11-06-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By vosyer

Touring on a Paramount

I have done a fair amount of touring on my 69 Paramount - very relaxed angles. After many 1000's of miles it's been retired. Over the years I spread the rear 130 and was runing modern campy triple...
Forum: Touring
11-06-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By vosyer

I am in the process of swaping out a similar...

I am in the process of swaping out a similar retro setup I put together last year. The only differnce I put together 8 speed freewheel - Specialized 40 hole tandem hubs. Never could find a freewheel...
Forum: Touring
11-06-08, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By vosyer

New Wheels - I assume they'll work

Well I'm starting to plan the next trip - which will was meant to be sort of retro. I built up these NOS Specialized tandem 40 fubs on Velocity Synergies rims. They had solid axels with 15mm track...
Forum: Touring
11-03-08, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By vosyer

Southern Tier

Strange place to st start out a trip and a time of year - we got stuck for hours in the Marfa Lights rest stop in early April last year with the wind blowing on toAlpine. Yep lots of desolute and...
10-26-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By vosyer

85 trek 510

Been a while since I've been on. I have to many bikes, but I am still looking where ever I go. Came a across this bike in my area - Price is $250. Sounds like it's in pretty good condition. I very...
06-24-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,503
Posted By vosyer

Schwinn Duo Sport

Sorry guys haven't been hanging out much here on the tandem site in the last year since since I rode cross country, but have built up a few retro rigs. Bought a winter house in Tucson and have been...
04-27-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By vosyer

Lost out again - mid 80's, full Victory groupo -...

Lost out again - mid 80's, full Victory groupo - $80 - back to searching again
04-27-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By vosyer

Ross Bike - Campy Equiped?

I came across a thread for a campy equiped Ross "cheap" - don't know the level of equipment or model but have asked those questions - does this ring a bell to anyone. Mw
04-24-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 439,246
Posted By vosyer

This is a garage sale this Sunday 9 to noon -...

This is a garage sale this Sunday 9 to noon - sounds like lots of vintage stuff including a 1971 Chrome p-15 in a 57cm he hasn't decided what pedals or seat to hang on it or price. I am booked those...
04-23-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By vosyer

Did a frame from Italy last year $145 bucks - $15...

Did a frame from Italy last year $145 bucks - $15 custom fee. I looked at shipping a Tandem and a single from England a while back - cheapest way was a cheap ticket in and bring them back with me. I...
04-22-08, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 439,246
Posted By vosyer

Wish this my size as well - maybe someday!! Mw ...

Wish this my size as well - maybe someday!! Mw

Vintage 70s - 23" World Voyager - $200 (Sterling Heights)

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04-22-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 889
Posted By vosyer

1973 Silver Eagle - English

I awaiting pictures from the orginal owner - he tells me it's a 10 speed I am not familar with this brand - is anyoneone else. mw
04-20-08, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,910
Posted By vosyer

Ross Centaur

Any information on this bike - $300 seems way overpriced?


Reply to: sale-649306893@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-04-20, 9:33AM PDT


Vintage ROSS CENTAUR 12 speed Road Bike. Looks like early...
04-18-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 439,246
Posted By vosyer

Don't know who got it yet, but what a deal on a...

Don't know who got it yet, but what a deal on a nice lugged frame so close to home - Sorry East Hill I was thinking of my younger short of stature daughter for a touring rig. Mw
04-18-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 439,246
Posted By vosyer

Wow ! That 560 was gone fast! - Thanks for the...

Wow ! That 560 was gone fast! - Thanks for the heads up Bob!
04-18-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 439,246
Posted By vosyer

Not my size - sounds nice 753 bike hard to come...

Not my size - sounds nice 753 bike hard to come by. early LOOK FRAME Mw


sale-646799497@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-04-18, 5:51AM PDT



It has Reynolds 753 tubing, filed lugs, and horizontal...
04-18-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By vosyer

Chris Chance / Slim Chance

Been pining for another since I sold mine a while back because it was to big - in my three years on this forum haven't seen one posted. I am sure there are several stashed by members how about...
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