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08-01-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,996
Posted By nancyj

I never really had any problems with my Weinmann...

I never really had any problems with my Weinmann Centerpulls with standard pads but my Rims are kept true enough to have only about 1/8 inch between the pad surface and the rims. My typical braking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By nancyj

Greyhound buses used to be even worse. The sound...

Greyhound buses used to be even worse. The sound like a car coming up on you and seem to have even more suction. Though tandem trailers scared the bejeebers out of me and they are so commonplace...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,313
Posted By nancyj

I really have to say that I was faithful to mine...

I really have to say that I was faithful to mine when the lighter "anatomic" saddles came out and people were ditching those "heavy brooks" saddles left and right.

I was delightfully surprised to...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,584
Posted By nancyj

It is intriguing me ...... I was fine with 5 on...

It is intriguing me ...... I was fine with 5 on the back and 2 on the front leaving about 7 servicable gears and not as wide a range (1970s) and to me truly having 14 speeds seems like a luxury but...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 02:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,584
Posted By nancyj

Thumbs up. My first tour was a bikecentennial...

Thumbs up. My first tour was a bikecentennial (before it became adventure cycling) tour in the late 70s and I wish I had not later dropped out but I joined back then and recall learning a lot on that...
Forum: Touring
07-29-10, 04:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,313
Posted By nancyj

I put thousands of miles on my Brooks Pro -...

I put thousands of miles on my Brooks Pro - regular clothes - I realize men face different issues but I never had any as a woman.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,031
Posted By nancyj

Please too - although I have found some buggies -...

Please too - although I have found some buggies - but it is to me a great idea!
Forum: Touring
07-29-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By nancyj

I think you would be crazy and risking your life...

I think you would be crazy and risking your life to take a GPS into a location that does not allow them.

Typical cheap GPS units have great horizontal positioning ability and so/so altitude...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,031
Posted By nancyj

I tried the google maps option and it was not...

I tried the google maps option and it was not jutified at all - that is the map retained its structure but did not correlate to the roads on the google map. The street map was on.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,031
Posted By nancyj

Thanks for sharing. Some neat and interesting...

Thanks for sharing. Some neat and interesting routes - I like that - the export functionality
Well, I would NOT rely at all on the GPX file (I imported it into mapping SW and, ewwww)

The tcx...
Forum: Touring
07-29-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,584
Posted By nancyj

Bingo. Yep. I used more words to suggest that...

Bingo. Yep. I used more words to suggest that earlier, but you said it more clearly.
07-27-10, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By nancyj

you are in good company; I stopped in 1982 with...

you are in good company; I stopped in 1982 with the birth of my first chid. That first time back on was a bit scary indeed.
Forum: Touring
07-27-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,584
Posted By nancyj

rjajr I am 55 and a grandmother. My...

rjajr

I am 55 and a grandmother. My comments about trying it out first are just that once you have done it you get a better grasp of what you want. You could buy the perfect bike now and then do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By nancyj

I don't ever remember having issues with getting...

I don't ever remember having issues with getting out of the old clips and cleats though my first few uses were scary, but, having a wide toe box and high instep meant they were Hell for me and my...
Forum: Foo
07-26-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 407
Posted By nancyj

The aurorlites are supreme - working dog a half...

The aurorlites are supreme - working dog a half mile away from handler is very visible but these work fint too - I think this is the petsmart option

http://vkrpets.com/Lighted-dog-collar.html
Forum: Foo
07-26-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 407
Posted By nancyj

You got money? Auroralites. ...

You got money? Auroralites.

http://www.auroralites.com/lighted_dog_collars.asp

You can also buy cheaper lighted options that use LED lighting available at petsmart.
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,584
Posted By nancyj

rjar, I sure hope you don't take the posts the...

rjar, I sure hope you don't take the posts the wrong way. I know when I first came here I felt a bit insulted that my 80s state of the art custom tandem was not as good as todays $2k stock tandem...
07-26-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By nancyj

Ah, I see you are fron jawjuh. I am from S...

Ah, I see you are fron jawjuh. I am from S Cackalacky - (actually family origins are in Walhalla SC, but family presence in Cobb County goes back to mid 1700s)

Yeah the flying is bad enough but...
07-26-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By nancyj

At least I still have the crutches from the pin...

At least I still have the crutches from the pin in the ankle a few years back and the trip is only 1 night so I can carry a backpack. No doctor trip for a toe - just tape as you say. The airline is...
07-26-10, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By nancyj

So much for that

Well this morning I decided it would be perfect for a bike ride. I jammed my toe yesterday and walking on it was painful ..... thought I could just be light on the pedals and do great compared to...
Forum: Foo
07-26-10, 03:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,218
Posted By nancyj

Awww granny says love that baby. (and the mama)

Awww granny says love that baby. (and the mama)
Forum: Touring
07-26-10, 03:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,584
Posted By nancyj

Just a question - the 41lbs local and 75lbs long...

Just a question - the 41lbs local and 75lbs long seem like a lot of weight to be carrying, particularly since it does not include tent, poles, and sleeping bag. Any way that can be shaved down? I...
07-25-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By nancyj

Even the old Campy Nuovo Record hubs had oil...

Even the old Campy Nuovo Record hubs had oil holes and little black clips for those who wanted to use oil instead of grease (did anybody ever do that?)
07-25-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By nancyj

While the idea of eating out of garbage cans,...

While the idea of eating out of garbage cans, having no routine medical care, and not having a daily hot shower does not do it for me - you CAN make it happen.

Time is something we pretty much...
Forum: Touring
07-25-10, 06:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,207
Posted By nancyj

I thought about that and the only thing I can...

I thought about that and the only thing I can think (Because I crossed Oregon on the "transamerica trail" which seems to be the same route as it was 30 years ago) ........is that there were some very...
Forum: Touring
07-25-10, 05:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,207
Posted By nancyj

As I look back at the thread which is interesting...

As I look back at the thread which is interesting to me because I used to do touring on "civilized roads" (though maybe the animals in the woods are really much more civilized) but really liked the...
Forum: Touring
07-24-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,207
Posted By nancyj

Do any of you who use packs and not panniers use...

Do any of you who use packs and not panniers use wildland fire fighting packs?
I know a lot of K9 Search dog handlers like packs like these instead of those that sit higher on the back.
More...
07-24-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By nancyj

Yes - I need to pick up the wheels next week and...

Yes - I need to pick up the wheels next week and then if it is not a Shimano freewheel with he right teeth (I will ask) I will locate a new one realizing there are going to be some limitations in...
07-24-10, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By nancyj

Sounds like a good idea - I had already figured...

Sounds like a good idea - I had already figured new cable was in order ( I am taking my time doing it myself - I put the tandem together in the first place and am sending back the BBs to Phil Wood...
07-23-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By nancyj

Aaaargh - I left my wheels in for a good truing...

Aaaargh - I left my wheels in for a good truing job - I am thinking it was Sun Tour but I could be wrong. I will see when I get them back.
07-23-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By nancyj

Derailleur Recommendation - Tandem triple - Old system

I am slowly rebuilding our old Mike Melton Tandem with the realization that state of the art in 1980 is not as good as a budget tandem today -there has been a real evolution in tandem design and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By nancyj

I think it did; I am sure she will appreciate the...

I think it did; I am sure she will appreciate the extra lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By nancyj

Well doggies. Glad I asked. Granny will probably...

Well doggies. Glad I asked. Granny will probably wind up with a new fangled mountain bike (with more than 10 speeds) by this tme next year and that is good to know.
Forum: Foo
07-23-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,877
Posted By nancyj

LOL, I was just thinking the same thing. "Opie"...

LOL, I was just thinking the same thing. "Opie" and His wife wear a helmet..........all is good.
07-23-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 10,132
Posted By nancyj

I would love to haul my dogs in a minivan because...

I would love to haul my dogs in a minivan because unlike an SUV you can open them up and get great cross ventilation but (1) the absence of true 4wd in most of them - you don't really need it much...
Forum: Touring
07-23-10, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,207
Posted By nancyj

Wow read through those threads about the woman...

Wow read through those threads about the woman wrecking and dying from shimmy.

It struck home for me because on some of those rodes in Oregon, (and before lowriders but with front panniers) I had...
Forum: Touring
07-23-10, 07:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,231
Posted By nancyj

I was pretty mellow - typically 40 to 65 miles a...

I was pretty mellow - typically 40 to 65 miles a day was plenty - ride all morning, have fun in the afternoon kicking around.
Forum: Touring
07-23-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,660
Posted By nancyj

I never did any serious cooking other than...

I never did any serious cooking other than heating water and love the little Esbit stoves. Cheap. Light. A step above sterno which went several backpacking trips.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-10, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By nancyj

After almost 30 years of missing out on bike...

After almost 30 years of missing out on bike riding I am coming back to the most OCD stuff.
How on earth did I ever get by spraying it down with triflow and running it through a rag all those...
07-23-10, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By nancyj

Not surprising. I have been scouring craigslist...

Not surprising. I have been scouring craigslist for a used mountain bike and have learned

(1) that if it is about two years old it should sell for current list or slightly above
(2) if it is old...
07-23-10, 02:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,905
Posted By nancyj

Had an aha moment. My average speed is...

Had an aha moment.

My average speed is ZERO, the bike is the one that is moving. There, that is my story and I will stick with that.
07-22-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,709
Posted By nancyj

My daughter has a condition called hidradentis...

My daughter has a condition called hidradentis suppurativa that causes this problem. They are in areas with aprocrine sweat (groin, armpits) and are wicked. But I don't know if it is related or not...
07-22-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,185
Posted By nancyj

At one point I thought it was a classic but then...

At one point I thought it was a classic but then realized folks are making beach tandems and pointed him to a site that sells them.
07-22-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,905
Posted By nancyj

Mannnnn.......... now I know why I need to buy a...

Mannnnn.......... now I know why I need to buy a bike computer.
07-22-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By nancyj

I am doing intervals at the gym and hill climbing...

I am doing intervals at the gym and hill climbing intervals in the 'hood - I have a half mile long 12% grade and at the gym I am doing it on the elliptical. That is my primary mode because I can...
07-22-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,538
Posted By nancyj

What a score! WOW

What a score! WOW
07-22-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,738
Posted By nancyj

You know it has really only been in the last 10...

You know it has really only been in the last 10 years or so that cell phones have become a "necessity" why on earth can't someone NOT talk on the phone or text while they are in car? Do we...
07-22-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,185
Posted By nancyj

I think he was saying that because you could...

I think he was saying that because you could position the derailleur to align the chain with the chainwheel. But I don't think that would work if you did have a coaster brake - I think you would want...
07-22-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,738
Posted By nancyj

If you have teenagers - the technology is already...

If you have teenagers - the technology is already available (maybe not for all phones)

http://turnoffthecellphone.com/

I think everyone of my kids's friends had wrecks driving while on the...
07-22-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,185
Posted By nancyj

3 speed would be great (not sure about above...

3 speed would be great (not sure about above statement in terms of torque though - never dealt much with 3 speeds - we had one guy at the shop who did those and coaster brakes) for that bike but...
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