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Forum: Touring
03-10-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By legot73

Thanks for all the great feedback! Great tips...

Thanks for all the great feedback! Great tips that will make the trip even better.
Forum: Touring
03-09-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By legot73

Looking for feedback on kids and distance

My kids are really excited to take a "bike camping" trip with me (Dad) this summer. I'm probably more excited, but I really want to make this a good trip, so I'm concerned about distance.

The...
08-29-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,022
Posted By legot73

Thanks. Those sure have caught my imagination...

Thanks. Those sure have caught my imagination lately.
08-29-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,022
Posted By legot73

Help identifying the bicycle in Jumanji

I've watched the 1995 film Jumanji with my kids approximately 8 times in the past week, and each time I am more and more attracted to the blue bicycle that the main character rides in the opening...
08-08-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14,029
Views: 3,019,387
Posted By legot73

That is a truly beautiful bike. Even my wife...

That is a truly beautiful bike. Even my wife agrees. Nice find.
08-08-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14,029
Views: 3,019,387
Posted By legot73

My first vintage finds

I picked up these 3 bikes recently in a single deal as my first vintage buy. I've been researching them online and trying to learn more about them. I'm trying to decide what to do with the Schwinn;...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By legot73

Virtual bike lane, genius!

Saw this and loved it. Somebody is very creative. Enjoy:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/01/bike-lane-projector.php?dcitc=TH_sbr_cars
11-04-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,973
Posted By legot73

Caution on the SRAM Cargo and P5, make sure they...

Caution on the SRAM Cargo and P5, make sure they will fit a 135mm rear end AND still shift correctly. SRAM confirmed that the P5 wouldn't, even though I could space it so. The "clickbox" shifting...
07-31-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By legot73

I'm sitting on my hands watching for replies....

I'm sitting on my hands watching for replies. :twitchy:

My chaincase isn't aftermarket, but came with the Trek L200 that I abuse as a winter bike. I realize that my experience doesn't help you...
07-29-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,666
Posted By legot73

If the few hundred US$ more aren't an issue, I...

If the few hundred US$ more aren't an issue, I think the Nuvinci looks more promising. Sticky shifting resulted in some gear slips and other goofs for me. The continuously variable nature of the...
07-29-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,666
Posted By legot73

I was almost right, it spaces down as low as...

I was almost right, it spaces down as low as 126mm, not 120. It definitely fits 130 or 135, though.

I was attracted to the roller brake for icy winter conditions as "plan B". My front v-brake...
07-28-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,666
Posted By legot73

Make sure the hub comes with the trim kit. Your...

Make sure the hub comes with the trim kit. Your dropout concerns are taken care of by various pair of anti-rotation washers (yellow for track, grey for vertical, brown for ?). This should be...
07-13-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,058
Posted By legot73

The v-racks slip into the freeradical frame about...

The v-racks slip into the freeradical frame about 1.5-2", and would need to be pulled directly up to be removed. They're spaced apart wider in the front than in the back, so the snapdeck is held in...
07-03-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,058
Posted By legot73

My wife doesn't get why I'd want to build a new...

My wife doesn't get why I'd want to build a new deck for the kids. She thinks the one that came with the freeloader is nicer than anything I'd build (logo, logo, logo). I can't wait to show her...
07-03-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By legot73

Got my Rhyno Lite from Bikeman.com for $27 (rim...

Got my Rhyno Lite from Bikeman.com for $27 (rim only). They also have very reasonable hand-build options for custom setups and do a very nice job.
07-02-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By legot73

... unless that work involves stopping a heavy...

... unless that work involves stopping a heavy load with rim brakes on a wet wheel, then steel is certainly an exciting choice, but not necessarily the best.
07-02-08, 07:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,842
Posted By legot73

Not sure what you consider cheap, but I like the...

Not sure what you consider cheap, but I like the Sun Rhyno Lite for strength. I built a Nexus on one for my Xtracycle, and am very happy with it towing 90lbs of kids + sports equipment.
05-25-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,287
Posted By legot73

BAH bought them all!

BAH bought them all!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By legot73

cool stuff

My circumstances don't call for a folder, although I often wish I had good multi-mode commuting opportunities. I still fawn over folders, and even rode a Strida at my LBS recently. Thought you...
04-08-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,275
Posted By legot73

Beautiful bike! The frame building thread got me...

Beautiful bike! The frame building thread got me hooked, I want to try a few. Sounds like a very affordable project, too. You've inspired me again. With every trade I've tried, my second product...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,232
Posted By legot73

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23506
03-08-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By legot73

I think of utility cycling as using a bicycle to...

I think of utility cycling as using a bicycle to accomplish work. The most obvious work is to move a person or people, and the next is to move things, hence the cargo focus. Besides typical cyclo...
02-28-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By legot73

1:1 sounds much worse than 44 gear inches, and...

1:1 sounds much worse than 44 gear inches, and the old hub low gear is 28, which is much lower. I think I'll have too keep looking since I can only go one tooth bigger on the sprocket, which doesn't...
02-28-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By legot73

Nexus 4 on an Xtracycle

I have a great soccer mom setup in my basement right now, a Giant Lite electric with an Xtracycle. It has one problem, the SRAM P5 internal geared hub that came with the bike won't shift when spaced...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By legot73

I'm at almost 2 years on my 2006 Kona Jake. The...

I'm at almost 2 years on my 2006 Kona Jake. The only problem I had was the Truvativ Elita crank not being torqued correctly, which I fixed myself, but my shop said would be fully covered if it was...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-07, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By legot73

My vote is for the cable. I had this same...

My vote is for the cable. I had this same problem with my Nexus8 last year. I couldn't downshift below about 4 or 5, and at times felt like I was going to twist the shifter right off the bar when...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-07, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By legot73

I moved to a new building that is 4 miles from...

I moved to a new building that is 4 miles from home vs. my old 11 since there are no showers, then take a longer, 7 mile route home that is safer in evening traffic. This will be a nice, close...
10-07-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By legot73

I am not able to use a SRAM P5 internal hub on...

I am not able to use a SRAM P5 internal hub on the X. Although I can get it mounted and spaced, the shifting mechanism is inside the axle and doesn't function correctly when the axle can't protrude...
10-04-07, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By legot73

Sythetic base for me, cheap C9 stuff from Target...

Sythetic base for me, cheap C9 stuff from Target fits close and works great. I have some nice REI Merino base layers that I'll use as a mid in really cold weather (20F or less), but they hold too...
08-27-07, 12:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,445
Posted By legot73

That's a heck of a deal, even without the cool...

That's a heck of a deal, even without the cool Xtracycle add-ons.

So the specs list a "Front Brake" as "Hayes MX4 Mechanical fr/Avid SD-5 rr". I count 4 cables off the levers, and think an Avid...
08-23-07, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By legot73

I like the security of studded tires, even though...

I like the security of studded tires, even though they slow you down. Multi-modal is a good option as 15 miles is a good distance in true cold. Hands and feet are the parts to work on keeping warm....
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Posted By legot73

That should work. You'll probably find that...

That should work.

You'll probably find that the crank to cog ratio of the internal hub setup is something like 38/20, which will be really low gearing for a ss/fg, which would likely be 42/16 or...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By legot73

The horse drawn carriages at our local shopping...

The horse drawn carriages at our local shopping center have nice little slings like this...
07-31-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By legot73

Congratulations on your new job. Sounds like a...

Congratulations on your new job. Sounds like a job in which you could drive a lot of positive change.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,515
Posted By legot73

I think my timing was just bad. In May they said...

I think my timing was just bad. In May they said 30 days, but it turned into 60. I must have ordered as they were running out, and a new batch of them has recently arrived. Shipping only took a...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,515
Posted By legot73

From my research, the 700 seems to be more...

From my research, the 700 seems to be more limited on room for tires/fenders. Looks like it will go up to a 35 to 38mm tire, but you'd probably need a smaller tire to fit a rear fender, also. The...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,367
Posted By legot73

Keep a plastic shopping bag or small trash liner...

Keep a plastic shopping bag or small trash liner with you. Takes up little/no space and keeps clothes and valuables dry inside your bag during weather like this. Even if you don't ride at night,...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,588
Posted By legot73

Alarm set to 6:20am, out of bed by 6:30am, on the...

Alarm set to 6:20am, out of bed by 6:30am, on the bike by 6:35-6:40am. I brush my teeth, get dressed, and go.

Getting out of bed is absolutely the hardest part for me, but riding gets things...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-07, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By legot73

I don't know your kid, but I had my son on a...

I don't know your kid, but I had my son on a tag-along at age 3 (3 yrs 3 mos, to be exact). I don't haul kids on a commute, but one kid would work well with a this setup IMO, and could be locked to...
07-28-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,878
Posted By legot73

Answer: the fact that the whole rack and box...

Answer: the fact that the whole rack and box could be removed with a mini tool in less time than sawing through it, and would add a perfectly good rack to the spoils.

This potential debate has...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By legot73

That heavy rain last night must have loosened...

That heavy rain last night must have loosened something up. I'm just guessing, but was this was along the river trail?
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,770
Posted By legot73

Sorry, I read your post again. The clip doesn't...

Sorry, I read your post again. The clip doesn't come off, it should slide into the other mounting hardware and "click" into place.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,770
Posted By legot73

You gotta pull the bottom tab toward the light...

You gotta pull the bottom tab toward the light housing with a fingernail or tip, then lift it out. It should slide out pretty easily once the lock tab is pulled away.
07-26-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,878
Posted By legot73

Something like this...

Something like this (http://www.21wheels.com/cargo_cache.html)?
07-25-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,133
Posted By legot73

My house got a 25, but I could think of closer...

My house got a 25, but I could think of closer places than most of the ones listed. A lot of people sure are out walking right now for a 25/100, though. For fun, I tested my college address, which...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-07, 06:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,257
Posted By legot73

I rode my bicycle all over the city I grew up in...

I rode my bicycle all over the city I grew up in as a kid and early teen, but I so badly wanted the "freedom" my Dad had to "go up North", or wherever was better than here. I think that's natural...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-07, 09:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,770
Posted By legot73

Moxyfire, re: the PB Blinky7/Superflash -I...

Moxyfire,

re: the PB Blinky7/Superflash -I got the rack mount bracket last week within 2 days for $5 flat. It mounts to either the vertically or horizontally aligned holes. In my experience,...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-07, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By legot73

I believe that the Denali will do the job for a...

I believe that the Denali will do the job for a while, and give you a point of reference when you're looking at your next bike.

Take very seriously all the advice to inspect and adjust everything...
07-23-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By legot73

True dirtbaggers are pure and cool, its the...

True dirtbaggers are pure and cool, its the poseurs that ruin it.
07-23-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By legot73

And you'd probably still have enough change to...

And you'd probably still have enough change to whip up one of these (http://youtube.com/watch?v=W0D3itDq9Yk), which actually intrigues me more.
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