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Forum: Touring
05-26-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,620
Posted By rcschafer

Maybe not touring in the classic sense but...

Maybe not touring in the classic sense but definitely an experience! Returning this year for my second time around. No recommendation on a charger; I did carry a battery pack but don't use my phone...
12-02-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By rcschafer

Yowsers, PM sent on the Cyclo Benelux Mark 8...

Yowsers, PM sent on the Cyclo Benelux Mark 8 "Tourist" Rear Derailleur.
03-18-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,892
Posted By rcschafer

And that's just his drumming bio, doesn't even...

And that's just his drumming bio, doesn't even touch on his painting/graphics career.[/QUOTE]

Wow! Been following his projects for years and had no idea there was a bike connection.
02-04-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7,143
Views: 2,806,431
Posted By rcschafer

Here's my recently-completed Giant Iguana, which...

Here's my recently-completed Giant Iguana, which I purchased second-hand in '88 or so. Heavily inspired by Velognome's stationwagon from 2012 (http://www.bikeforums.net/14414886-post8.html) (nice...
01-15-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 181,067
Posted By rcschafer

ISO: part for a Zefal HPX4 ASV pump that I'd like...

ISO: part for a Zefal HPX4 ASV pump that I'd like to get working again. Specifically part "C" in the photo below, the silver nozzle/nipple looking thing.
...
10-22-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,564
Posted By rcschafer

I set up my obscure 60s Raleigh Sports the same...

I set up my obscure 60s Raleigh Sports the same way so my vote is to keep it as-is.
10-15-16, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By rcschafer

I have a suntour cable guide you're welcome to if...

I have a suntour cable guide you're welcome to if it'd complete the sale for you.
09-25-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By rcschafer

I'd like those if mountaindave passes on them....

I'd like those if mountaindave passes on them. Doing a drop bar conversion on an 80s Giant Iguana and I think they'd be perfect. PM sent as well.
09-23-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By rcschafer

Those SR SP-362s look cool. PM on the way.

Those SR SP-362s look cool. PM on the way.
09-20-16, 12:52 PM
09-03-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,678
Posted By rcschafer

Hi Greg, Good luck with the install!...

Hi Greg,

Good luck with the install! Unfortunately this bike was stolen a few years back so I don't have it handy to check. However, I do recall that the fender stays and the rack (a Pletscher)...
08-13-16, 12:21 PM
07-15-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,038
Posted By rcschafer

Nice! I have a 58T Sugino chainring lying around...

Nice! I have a 58T Sugino chainring lying around but haven't had the guts to put it on any of my bikes yet.
07-03-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By rcschafer

Yeah that first bike in the post was a different...

Yeah that first bike in the post was a different bike (probably where I got the idea to source those particular shifters.) Sorry about the confusion.
07-03-16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By rcschafer

Thanks for the feedback everyone... I think I'll...

Thanks for the feedback everyone... I think I'll call it "early 60s, maybe 70s mumble mumble" if anyone asks and not worry about it too much otherwise. Took the bike out in direct sunlight yesterday...
07-02-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By rcschafer

Ha, it is an exact match! Too bad it's the same...

Ha, it is an exact match! Too bad it's the same bike, I forgot I had posted about this one when I first got it.

The theories are proliferating: '73 model, Canadian market version with older...
07-01-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By rcschafer

Thanks, yeah was looking at that one too....

Thanks, yeah was looking at that one too. Puzzling that his has a serial number on the BB but mine doesn't. Here's a (supposedly) '68 but again, not quite the same:
...
07-01-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By rcschafer

Help dating a Raleigh Sports

Picked this up off of the local Craigslist a while back and finally got around to getting it running. Pretty beat up but I liked the look of it. Still needs a bit of work - fork legs needs to be...
03-09-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,912
Posted By rcschafer

Thanks for the reply, Bill! Yeah it's a tank but...

Thanks for the reply, Bill! Yeah it's a tank but I enjoy it and (more importantly) so does my stoker, who was a little leery of the road tandem I tried her out on before this. We had a great time...
02-27-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,912
Posted By rcschafer

Well apparently it's a 1991: 506781

Well apparently it's a 1991:

506781
01-05-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By rcschafer

PM sent on Shim 1.

PM sent on Shim 1.
12-02-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,605
Posted By rcschafer

May I ask why? Just curious.

May I ask why? Just curious.
09-28-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By rcschafer

Hmm, well I have an burgundy '84 PGN-10 in 56cm...

Hmm, well I have an burgundy '84 PGN-10 in 56cm that's a tad too small for me (my Miami Vice Ironman is my go-to road bike these days) and now it's just sitting around with the wheels off. Not...
Forum: Touring
08-22-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,529
Posted By rcschafer

I used a Da Brim Rezzo (front only, no rear...

I used a Da Brim Rezzo (front only, no rear overhang) on RAGBRAI this year and was very glad to have it. It proved useful on the two rainy days as well. Had some issues with wind buffeting on fast...
08-16-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By rcschafer

I have that exact frame and it's Raleigh 26TPI.

I have that exact frame and it's Raleigh 26TPI.
07-30-15, 05:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 15,898
Posted By rcschafer

Rode my first Ragbrai last week and although I...

Rode my first Ragbrai last week and although I saw LOTS of bikes I remember seeing what I considered to be an unusual number of Kleins (at one point there was a group of 5-6 of them riding together.)...
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,034
Posted By rcschafer

If you just need occasional protection the O2...

If you just need occasional protection the O2 Tyvex gear is cheap and effective. Not super durable but you can probably get 2-3 years out of it.

There's a hooded version but it's a bit baggier...
Forum: Touring
06-24-15, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,611
Posted By rcschafer

Love the insulated pannier, will start on one...

Love the insulated pannier, will start on one soonest! Could've used it this past weekend...

One note on those neck wraps, they rely on evaporation to work and might not be as effective in more...
06-03-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By rcschafer

One theory on its condition is that it was locked...

One theory on its condition is that it was locked to a gallery pole of one of the nearby businesses that are a bit over-protective of their property rights. Such places generally will destroy the...
06-03-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By rcschafer

Good spot - that King of Mercia is the closest...

Good spot - that King of Mercia is the closest match I've seen.



I'm going to try - I've posted to our local bike theft database and the FB group has been reasonably effective at reunited...
06-03-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By rcschafer

Curb find: trashed Mercian

Here in New Orleans bike theft is rampant so we have a local Facebook group whose members are attempting to stem the tide (with some success...
Forum: Touring
05-24-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By rcschafer

Regular shorts and sneakers would be ok I guess,...

Regular shorts and sneakers would be ok I guess, depends on how comfortable your bike is, how much you're hauling and how far you're riding each day. I'd do a trip like that on my touring bike...
Forum: Touring
05-24-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By rcschafer

(Posting again after my phone kept submitting...

(Posting again after my phone kept submitting before I finished!)

Are you riding on the Westbank or Eastbank? I rode the Westbank levee trail to Hahnville and back one Sunday morning, ended up...
05-13-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 129,577
Posted By rcschafer

Got enough things attached to my latest build...

Got enough things attached to my latest build ('85 Peugeot P18C) to ride it a few blocks - yeah the front der isn't hooked up and the rear brake needs dialing in but I COULD. NOT. RESIST.
...
05-11-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,890
Posted By rcschafer

Ha there should be a Stoker Taxonomy. For mine it...

Ha there should be a Stoker Taxonomy. For mine it would be:

"Stoker (Reluctant, Masher, Individualistic.)"

Or maybe a Meyers-Briggs type of classification if four opposing characteristics...
05-11-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 129,577
Posted By rcschafer

Ha just finished a similar wheelset for my...

Ha just finished a similar wheelset for my Peugeot P18C build: Mavic 500s and VO RAID rims. Put some Compass "Barlow Pass" tires on and their 38mm size balanced out the deep RAID rims. Can't wait to...
03-01-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,870
Posted By rcschafer

PM sent on the Sugino 58T.

PM sent on the Sugino 58T.
02-24-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 15,594
Posted By rcschafer

Haha I have that exact same bike doing duty as an...

Haha I have that exact same bike doing duty as an Xtracycle. Same size, even. '86-'87 Iguana if memory serves.
02-21-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By rcschafer

It's about 56mm off. Here's a...

It's about 56mm off. Here's a hastily-photoshopped rendition of the AT on the left and a newer Sugino triple on the right:

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See how the crank arm is between the spider arms on the AT but...
02-21-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By rcschafer

One caution: the orientation of the crank arms on...

One caution: the orientation of the crank arms on new Sugino triples is different than that of the AT so new large Sugino chainings with the anti-drop pin won't line up correctly with the crank arm...
12-16-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,912
Posted By rcschafer

Another Gary Fisher Gemini

Saw this on local CL for $200 and figured what the heck. It was in typical condition for CL bikes around here (hodgepodge of original/aftermarket parts, rusty drivetrain slathered in motor oil) but...
Forum: Touring
09-30-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,536
Posted By rcschafer

Yeah, Chef is pretty desolate but the Highway 11...

Yeah, Chef is pretty desolate but the Highway 11 Bridge would be terrifying on a bicycle (I have not ridden it on a bike but have in a car.) As JoeyBike puts it in Around The Lake Bike Ride with...
Forum: Touring
09-29-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,536
Posted By rcschafer

There is a growing bike lane/trail network but...

There is a growing bike lane/trail network but it's fairly disconnected and many areas are uncovered; there's not really any big city-spanning MUPs like you'd see elsewhere. Road conditions can vary...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,780
Posted By rcschafer

RIP Tom Teesdale

I've been following the 2014 RAGBRAI and saw this sad news posted today.

Update: Custom bike builder died on RAGBRAI | RAGBRAI...
04-18-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62,914
Views: 9,583,577
Posted By rcschafer

Vintage Raleigh road bike, $50!...

Vintage Raleigh road bike, $50! (http://neworleans.craigslist.org/bik/4427913043.html)

"A Katrina survivor this Raleigh (made in England w/ Reynold 531 tubing) is not restorable (some parts may...
04-14-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,143
Posted By rcschafer

Driver says it wasn't his fault. Cyclists were...

Driver says it wasn't his fault. Cyclists were traveling in right-hand lane of a 4-lane road: Motorist who kills cyclist, injures another before Ironman race says wreck not his fault | NOLA.com...
04-14-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,143
Posted By rcschafer

Advocacy group Bike Easy reports that the driver...

Advocacy group Bike Easy reports that the driver has been arrested and charged with Negligent Homicide, Negligent Injury, Suspended License and Reckless Operation.

See also...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,878
Posted By rcschafer

Man I really want a Bully :( Bummed that the US...

Man I really want a Bully :( Bummed that the US flirtation with mini-velos faded about as soon as it started. Guess there's still a few Nanos available.
Forum: Touring
11-27-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By rcschafer

GUILTY. ...

GUILTY.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6464035397_30ed733d76.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rcschafer/6464035397)
Forum: Touring
10-31-13, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By rcschafer

Bike co-ops often have a bin of used spindles...

Bike co-ops often have a bin of used spindles lying around...
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