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07-20-22, 07:16 AM
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Posted By twa

Thanks sslonkosky, I will give it a try.

Thanks sslonkosky, I will give it a try.
Replies: 7
Views: 2,971
Posted By twa

Update, in case anyone is interested... I...

Update, in case anyone is interested...

I ended up going with the Super C Audax bag. Saw some posts for DIY bagman equivalent racks and decided to try making a (sort of) quick release version. ...
07-14-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By twa

20" Folder on LA Metro Bus?

Hello,

Has anyone ever brought their 20" folding bike aboard the LA Metro J (Silver Line) bus? The Metro website states,

"Folding bikes with 20 inch or smaller wheels can be taken on board....
04-26-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By twa

Thanks jonathanf2. Yep, I think we'll get there...

Thanks jonathanf2. Yep, I think we'll get there a little early and do Plan B.
04-24-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By twa

LAX Parking Shuttle With Boxed Bike

Hello,
Has anyone ever parked at LAX "Lot E" (formerly "Lot C") and taken the shuttle bus to the terminal while lugging a boxed bike? I might be attempting this later this week. I was wondering if...
03-19-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By twa

Thanks!!

Thanks Joeruge and Dedhed! That is it! I do carry the Topeak Hexus X and that part fits the chainbreak tool.
03-19-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By twa

Part Identifcation Help

Hello,
While reparing a flat alongside a multiuse path, noticed this bolt on the ground under the bike. Does anyone know what this is for? Looks like maybe for spring compression adjustment? I'm...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,971
Posted By twa

Thanks again

Thanks. I had not seen that rack before. Looks good.
Replies: 7
Views: 2,971
Posted By twa

Thank You Very Much

Thanks everyone for the feedback! Sounds like it is worth a go. Thanks Tourist for the detailed description and photos of your Pendle set ups. If I end up getting the Lightweight Audax, I will...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,971
Posted By twa

Carradice Lightweight Audax Saddlebag

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has used the Carradice Lightweight Audax saddlebag and, if so, how they like it. It looks good for my needs (tool, tube, layer, food storage on 200 to 300K day...
03-06-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8,199
Views: 2,631,485
Posted By twa

1985 Trek 850

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Still riding my Trek 850 purchased in '85 from MDR Bikes in Southern...
03-06-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,567
Views: 978,146
Posted By twa

1976 International

Just completed frame re-painting and re-assembly of my 1976 Nishiki International. Here is some info for the database:

Frame SN: KF04313, 23"
Original color--burgundy red with gold lug outlines,...
02-11-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By twa

Thanks everyone. CLR plus additional wire...

Thanks everyone. CLR plus additional wire brushing and light sanding seem to have taken care of the black stains. Hope to start srpaying primer tomorrow, if the breezes die down. If all goes well,...
02-10-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By twa

Thanks! I almost got some naval jelly last night...

Thanks! I almost got some naval jelly last night but ended up getting CLR since I've got to work on lime deposits in our bathrooms also. If CLR and additional sanding doesn't work, I'll get some...
02-10-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By twa

Yes, bottom of down tube. Also see it on the...

Yes, bottom of down tube. Also see it on the chainstays and seatstays. Will take your advice and do some more wire brushing and sanding tomorrow. And pick up some rust converter for the insides....
02-10-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By twa

Black Rust?

Decided to strip the paint off my old '76 Nishiki International and repaint it and tune it up so my son can ride it. I am seeing black spots on the bare steel that are hard to sand or brush off. Is...
Forum: Introductions
02-10-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By twa

Welcome from fellow so cal newbie. I envy you...

Welcome from fellow so cal newbie. I envy you being a cyclist in Irvine. The oc bike paths and lanes are so much nicer than those up here in la county. No graffiti, nice pavement, no glass or...
02-02-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By twa

Thanks!

Thanks again everyone. I wore the DIY pair over a padded liner today on a 72 mile ride on rolling suburban roads. Temperature ranged from about 50 to 60 degrees F. The shorts worked out well. ...
01-29-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By twa

Update: Rainy day today. Took an old pair of...

Update: Rainy day today. Took an old pair of black $16 Costco trekking pants, hacked and hemmed to 18" inseam, and used the scrap material and some 3/4" Velcro to make adjustable cuff closures. ...
01-28-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By twa

I wear normal road shorts under my thermal pants....

I wear normal road shorts under my thermal pants. For 3/4 shorts, I would probably just wear a separate padded liner.

Thanks to everyone for the inputs. I'm glad I joined these forums so I can...
01-27-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By twa

Thanks for the tips! I like the look of the Rene...

Thanks for the tips! I like the look of the Rene Herse but they might be out of my (more precisely, my wife's) price range--will look into it. I will also check into Prana offerings. Thanks again!
01-27-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By twa

Cycling 3/4-Shorts?

Hello,
Do any of you cycle with non-padded, non-Spandex 3/4-Shorts, a.k.a. cycling knickers? If so, would you recommend them? Or are they considered for "hipsters" only? I was considering...
Replies: 59
Views: 11,534
Posted By twa

For January, did a 100.08 mile urban ride in...

For January, did a 100.08 mile urban ride in Southern California. Rode from home to my son's campus out in the suburbs and returned home. Route was mostly along bike lanes and about a third on...
01-25-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,026
Posted By twa

Thanks to generous parents, I got to grow up with...

Thanks to generous parents, I got to grow up with a Schwinn Typhoon, then a Stingray Fastback, and then a Varsity. Started commuting to school on a Nishiki International. Always enjoyed the...
01-25-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By twa

Male here but concur with REI/Novara liner rec. ...

Male here but concur with REI/Novara liner rec. Mine are several years old but the padding, leg grippes and waistband are still in good shape. It gets used maybe monthly as I rotate through my...
Forum: Introductions
01-24-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By twa

Hello from California

Hello,
Thanks to everyone for creating/administering and contributing to these forums. I have learned a lot from browsing threads over the past year. Not sure I will be able to contribute much...
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