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05-25-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By Fantasminha

Found it! THIS is the "intermediate shaft shell."...

Found it! THIS is the "intermediate shaft shell." I would have called it the "bit that gives you independent coasting" LOL
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05-25-15, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By Fantasminha

I emailed DaVinci and they replied ... on...

I emailed DaVinci and they replied ... on MEMORIAL day! I can't believe it. They said "It is on top of the intermediate shaft shell." I still don't know where it is. I'll go stand on my head in the...
05-24-15, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By Fantasminha

DaVinci Grand Junction

We are so proud of our brand new DaVinci Grand Junction. I'm the stoker and B]loving[/B] the independent coasting! One small issue though: we can't register it with the local police department...
02-24-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,526
Posted By Fantasminha

Has anyone seen the Yuba Boda Boda? It's the...

Has anyone seen the Yuba Boda Boda? It's the sexiest thing I've seen on two wheels but I really want my "big" cargo bike to be steel. I've been "on again off again" thinking about one for almost a...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-13, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Fantasminha

We used ours when we lived in Ireland to get the...

We used ours when we lived in Ireland to get the groceries and LOVE it. You barely notice it's back there! We will be testing it out for touring n April.
Forum: Touring
02-16-13, 12:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By Fantasminha

I have a rain cape that I used to commute in...

I have a rain cape that I used to commute in Ireland but have not used it for touring. As at least one other person has pointed out, if there's wind they are a real problem since they turn into a...
Forum: Touring
02-07-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By Fantasminha

Thanks for all the great advice about the...

Thanks for all the great advice about the potential weather issues in mid-April guys. I can't change my vacation ... in my job I can't take holidays in May or June, and July-August mean kids out of...
Forum: Touring
01-27-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Fantasminha

Your plan leaves out the best parts of Ireland...

Your plan leaves out the best parts of Ireland (can't speak for UK)! Co. Wicklow is beautiful and if you skip Co. Kerry MacGillicuddy reaks, Gap of Dunloe, Moll's Gap, Black Valley, Gouganne Barra,...
Forum: Touring
01-18-13, 04:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,199
Posted By Fantasminha

First trip will be in April from Half Moon Bay...

First trip will be in April from Half Moon Bay (SFO) to Ventura then Ojai. Hopefully I'll get another week or two in August and we will do the northern part of that same route from the CA/OR border...
Forum: Touring
01-18-13, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,976
Posted By Fantasminha

I have na airzound on my touring bike. It Works...

I have na airzound on my touring bike. It Works on freightliners, random wild animals, and dogs. Never had one bother me yet. I just let them get pretty close (trying to "shoo" them verbiall) then...
Forum: Touring
01-18-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By Fantasminha

My husband and I are planning to cycle from Half...

My husband and I are planning to cycle from Half Moon Bay to Ventura then over to Ojai in April. Since I'm not familiar with the route but want to cycle the PCH through Big Sur, we will follow the...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,406
Posted By Fantasminha

I'm not sure if you're addressing me or the OP,...

I'm not sure if you're addressing me or the OP, but in my case we were being pulled over by the police. I would guess that ignoring them would be against the law, even in Ireland.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,698
Posted By Fantasminha

:roflmao2: :crash:

:roflmao2:
:crash:
Forum: Commuting
12-05-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,406
Posted By Fantasminha

Exactly right. My helmet cam has a wierd kind of...

Exactly right. My helmet cam has a wierd kind of fisheye distortion. The taxi was actually close enough that I could have touched it and the Garda car was even closer than that.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 01:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,406
Posted By Fantasminha

My husband and I were almost hit by a taxi...

My husband and I were almost hit by a taxi (first) then a Garda car right after. I think the Guard wanted to ticket me until he saw the helmet cam - there was no other reason for the absurd...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,117
Posted By Fantasminha

+1 ... well, "calling the hubby" :)

+1 ... well, "calling the hubby" :)
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,698
Posted By Fantasminha

A cuppa and some leg warmers under my work...

A cuppa and some leg warmers under my work clothes do me. :)
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 83,085
Posted By Fantasminha

I use good quality plastic bottles. They don't...

I use good quality plastic bottles. They don't taste like plastic but I use mouthwash (the really cheap, harsh, alcohol-y ones) to clean them. Never have any probs.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,905
Posted By Fantasminha

X2. I have both helmet mirror and handlebar...

X2. I have both helmet mirror and handlebar mirror. I never use my handlebar mirror anymore. You can also get them that clip onto your glasses.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By Fantasminha

Congrats! That's a good distance for your first...

Congrats! That's a good distance for your first commuting ride. It's my favorite part of the day. :)
Forum: Commuting
12-02-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,284
Posted By Fantasminha

I have this on the front of my helmet though I...

I have this on the front of my helmet though I didn't pay nearly that much for it (I got an open box unit at a garage sale) http://www.rei.com/product/845392/cygolite-turbo-800-front-bike-light. I...
Forum: Touring
11-26-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,508
Posted By Fantasminha

Yes! We ride weekly from our house in South Reno...

Yes! We ride weekly from our house in South Reno to Verdi to buy a lotto ticket. I wanted to try the Mendon route this weekend but in the end I had too much to do and we couldn't get as much cycling...
Forum: Touring
11-24-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,508
Posted By Fantasminha

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Forum: Touring
11-24-12, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,508
Posted By Fantasminha

Hi Brazuca - My husband has one of these on one...

Hi Brazuca - My husband has one of these on one of his bikes. Topeak has a great frame pump; made of aluminium so it's light and won't rust. Just be aware that it comes in three sizes so you should...
Forum: Touring
11-24-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,158
Posted By Fantasminha

We have a Northface Tadpole, and absolutely love...

We have a Northface Tadpole, and absolutely love it. We used it for two tours in IRELAND, some of it in sideways rain, and it was fabulous. Even in 40-50mph winds it was stable and from inside the...
Forum: Touring
11-23-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Fantasminha

Wow! Thanks guys. I think you've given me enough...

Wow! Thanks guys. I think you've given me enough stuff for my next two years worth of vacations! :)
Forum: Touring
11-22-12, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Fantasminha

Need recommendations for April 13 tour of So Cal

Hello fellow tourers! My husband and I are planning a tour in April 2013 for somewhere in So California. We only just moved back from Ireland to Nevada and we've never toured So Cal so are not sure...
Forum: Southwest
05-27-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By Fantasminha

The weather was great today so we took the new...

The weather was great today so we took the new touring bike for a pedal out to Verdi and back via the north side doing the whole McCarren loop (RT @ 65 miles). Thanks for the tip: it was (a bit hilly...
Forum: Southwest
05-25-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By Fantasminha

Hmm! A little ride to a spa... I like it! Looks...

Hmm! A little ride to a spa... I like it! Looks like we will be grounded at least one day this weekend for weather. Such a bummer! We just finished my new touring bike (a Surly) and I can't wait to...
05-21-12, 10:08 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 230,601
Posted By Fantasminha

Someone once told me that all the shouting sounds...

Someone once told me that all the shouting sounds like "Leroy Jenkins!" if you're moving fast enough. It's true. Keep at it until all you hear is "Leroy Jenkins!" ;)
Forum: Southwest
05-09-12, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By Fantasminha

Thanks Rodar y rodar! I thoroughly enjoyed your...

Thanks Rodar y rodar! I thoroughly enjoyed your blog and photos and I will definately set aside some time to go through your routes and map them on ridewithgps. :)

Last Saturday while we were...
Forum: Southwest
05-02-12, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By Fantasminha

Ha! No, didn't scare me off. Just that a move of...

Ha! No, didn't scare me off. Just that a move of this magnitude means I'm a little slow seeing my email :)

Yes, road riding is my preference though both my hubby and I have cycle-cross bikes that...
04-25-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 230,601
Posted By Fantasminha

I hope she doesn't let some small-minded gob****e...

I hope she doesn't let some small-minded gob****e get in the way of her desires. :)
04-22-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 230,601
Posted By Fantasminha

My husband and I have been cycling for about 8...

My husband and I have been cycling for about 8 years now and I still consider myself a NOOB. However, reading this thread really takes me back. I used to live in Dallas, and with the heat, sun and...
Forum: Southwest
04-21-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By Fantasminha

New to Reno

Hello all.

My husband and I have just moved back to the US (lived almost 3 years in Dublin) but we ended up in Reno, NV rather than Dallas, Tx. So we are looking for route recommendations. We tend...
04-21-12, 12:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,904
Posted By Fantasminha

I was actually harassed by first a taxi driver...

I was actually harassed by first a taxi driver then a Guard (Irish Police). You can't hear very well, and I did have a transcript of this that I blogged but I can't find it now. The Guard was trying...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-12, 12:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,843
Posted By Fantasminha

I have been commuting for 5 years with v-brakes...

I have been commuting for 5 years with v-brakes with no problem but the hubby says you should consider Magura (not sure if I spelled that right) hydraulic rim brakes. He has these on his touring bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 09:11 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,182
Posted By Fantasminha

I like "a gaggle" :lol:

I like "a gaggle" :lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-25-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,182
Posted By Fantasminha

Friction material (brake pads/shoes) laying in...

Friction material (brake pads/shoes) laying in the road. SCAAAAAAAAAARY! :eek:
I didn't bother to pick them up since I don't have a car.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,182
Posted By Fantasminha

We found a pair of baby kittens (yes, redundant I...

We found a pair of baby kittens (yes, redundant I know, but they were oh so small) a couple of weeks ago. Loaded them up and took them to the SPCA. They had obviously been dumped there.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,182
Posted By Fantasminha

we found an old computer monitor and a fireman's...

we found an old computer monitor and a fireman's jacket the other day on our ride. We were pretty far out into the mountains, so I wondered if they were abandoned together or if they were some kind...
Forum: Touring
03-28-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Fantasminha

Bruised sit bones? Ouch! My current saddle is not...

Bruised sit bones? Ouch! My current saddle is not perfect, but it's pretty comfy. I only start to notice it at about 40 miles or so. I think I will think about it some more.

Last question: what...
Forum: Touring
03-27-11, 12:48 PM
Forum: Touring
03-27-11, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,828
Posted By Fantasminha

Bullfrog - the original one, not any of that...

Bullfrog - the original one, not any of that sissy "easy spread" stuff. SPF as high as you can find and reapply frequently. If you are still getting burned, try covering the area in question with a...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By Fantasminha

I use one of these on my commute daily. Notice...

I use one of these on my commute daily. Notice where I live: Dublin. Have to be ready for rain any day, anytime. Get the raincover. If you are worried, wrap your laptop in a plastic grocery bag on...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,182
Posted By Fantasminha

I often find cars in the bike path here too--and...

I often find cars in the bike path here too--and ocassionally on the "toe-path" (sidewalk). Makes you wonder why it looks like a parking lot to the owner!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 125,182
Posted By Fantasminha

We have found everything from cell phones,...

We have found everything from cell phones, wallets, gloves (the whole pair??) socks, a quite nice watch, but the thing that always makes me scratch my head is: ever notice the quantity of shoes in...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,412
Posted By Fantasminha

ROFLMAO! Which way around is your peace sign?...

ROFLMAO! Which way around is your peace sign? Over here it could mean something very different! ;)
Forum: Touring
03-27-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Fantasminha

Brooks B17S (Ladies) Saddle

My husband has a B17 saddle and loves it. We really bought his based on rave reviews of other cyclists. Anyone have the ladies version? If so, is it comfy?
Forum: Touring
03-27-11, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,344
Posted By Fantasminha

I know what you mean. We did our grocery shopping...

I know what you mean. We did our grocery shopping on the bikes last week. I knew I had my (rear) panniers pretty loaded, so I put the back wheel on the scale when I got home. 59.5 lbs! After dragging...
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