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Forum: Touring
04-17-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By senorverde

Short (3 day) tours around New England?

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a short (<150 mile, 3-4 day) unsupported touring route around New England to do with a friend of mine this spring. Any recommendations?

I live in Boston, and did...
Forum: Touring
09-25-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By senorverde

I just received a set of these wheels in the...

I just received a set of these wheels in the mail, and they weren't really the quality I was expecting. Inside the rim, some of the spoke holes are a little chewed up, like somebody was very hasty...
09-25-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By senorverde

It's a Mavic A119 rim. Other Bikeforums members...

It's a Mavic A119 rim. Other Bikeforums members have bought wheels from this seller and said the customer service was good, so I'll try contacting the shop.

I guess I just wanted to know if this...
09-24-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By senorverde

The ones pictured are definitely the worst of the...

The ones pictured are definitely the worst of the bunch. That one that looks really bad is certainly "pokey," I'd probably have to file or sand it or something.
09-24-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By senorverde

New wheels, quick question

So I just bought my first "real" wheels, a handbuilt 36 spoke touring wheelset. I ordered them on ebay, but they are new and were sold through a shop. Upon opening the box, I was surprised to see...
Forum: Touring
09-10-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,206
Posted By senorverde

Yeah, I am using the adapter inserts. My problem...

Yeah, I am using the adapter inserts. My problem is more with the bottom "hook" part of the mounting hardware.
Forum: Touring
09-10-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,206
Posted By senorverde

Mounting Ortliebs on a Tubus Tara

So I recently completed a short 3 day, ~100 mile tour, my first fully loaded excursion. I have a set of newer Ortlieb panniers, with the QL2 (I believe) mounting hardware. Mounting the bags on my...
06-11-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By senorverde

I think EMS just started their own line of...

I think EMS just started their own line of bicycle clothing within the last few months. So I doubt there will be anyone with much experience at this point. But I can say that I've never been...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By senorverde

I've driven some of the roads up around Berlin,...

I've driven some of the roads up around Berlin, NH. Route 16 isn't bad, generally low traffic in my limited experience. Can't comment about shoulders or anything, but I think it's mostly 1 lane in...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By senorverde

I have a Topeak rack, the extenders bend no...

I have a Topeak rack, the extenders bend no problem.
Forum: Touring
05-15-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By senorverde

Valid points.

Valid points.
Forum: Touring
05-15-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By senorverde

Not to discount The Touring Store, because I'm...

Not to discount The Touring Store, because I'm sure Wayne is great, but right now since the pound is so weak you can get a fantastic deal on Ortileb and Tubus products at Wiggle (wiggle.co.uk)
...
05-15-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By senorverde

I'm already planning on using the Thule rack with...

I'm already planning on using the Thule rack with a hard carrier on it, I doubt the bike will lower the gas mileage THAT much more. Either way, it will be cheaper than shipping it if you factor in...
05-14-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By senorverde

It looks like they carry them at REI, so if I...

It looks like they carry them at REI, so if I have to move I can pick one up real quick. Again, thank you for the suggestion. I've seen others driving around with these things but I had forgotten...
05-14-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By senorverde

That looks interesting, thank you. Though if the...

That looks interesting, thank you. Though if the bike is completely upright with the front wheel (and rack and fender) attached, would it be as effective? Can you even mount the thing with the...
05-14-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By senorverde

Bike on roof for 3000+ miles cause damage?

I may be moving from the west coast to the east coast, and I would like to avoid shipping my bike. I have a Thule rack on the roof of my car, and I have a bike attachment that holds the entire bike...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By senorverde

Thanks everyone for the input! I used to...

Thanks everyone for the input!

I used to bicycle commute back when I was a graduate student; right now I have a temporary job that's only a mile from my house, and bike commuting isn't really...
Forum: Touring
04-28-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By senorverde

Training for a tour

I'm planning a small pacific NW coast tour in mid-June. I'm looking at roughly 310 miles over a 7 day period, fully loaded. I used to commute about 10 miles a day, but I haven't ridden my bike much...
Forum: Touring
04-26-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,042
Posted By senorverde

I'm planning my first "real" tour, and I just...

I'm planning my first "real" tour, and I just purchased a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 tent. When rolled up, it's small enough to fit in a front or rear pannier. I don't think there's any way you're going...
04-25-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,511
Posted By senorverde

Thanks for all the suggestions. I actually...

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I actually found both OEM cones at bikesonline.com by googling for the Shimano part number. I guess maybe my shop was just a little limited in what they could...
04-23-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,511
Posted By senorverde

Replace pitted hub cones?

I have a 1996 (I think) Trek 750 Multitrack that I purchased for $100 via craigslist last year. The previous owner swapped the flat handlebars for drops, and since it has a nice chromoly frame and...
04-19-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,022
Posted By senorverde

Seattle to Portland - scenic route

I'm looking to try some bicycle touring this summer, and I was wondering if anyone had a good idea for a scenic route from the Seattle area down to Portland. I was thinking something that would take...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By senorverde

I have the MTX EXP trunk bag mounted to an...

I have the MTX EXP trunk bag mounted to an explorer rack, which is a standard rear rack (as opposed to a seatpost-mounted one). They state on the link you provided that you need the side frames if...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By senorverde

www.sierratradingpost.com

www.sierratradingpost.com
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,511
Posted By senorverde

I recently graduated, but I commuted by bike...

I recently graduated, but I commuted by bike probably 90% of the time to grad school while I was doing my MS degree. Since I was doing research in a lab, I had some office space so it was pretty...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By senorverde

All you need to know can be found here: ...

All you need to know can be found here:

http://sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-adjustment.html
Forum: Commuting
06-16-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By senorverde

Hybrid/comfort bikes like that are fine for short...

Hybrid/comfort bikes like that are fine for short commutes, I have a 2006 Giant Cypress that looks very similar. Worked great for my 4 mile commute but eventually I got sick of the super-upright...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,963
Posted By senorverde

$50 is a standard insurance copay for an ER...

$50 is a standard insurance copay for an ER visit. I believe this is what he was referring to.

That is, if you have insurance.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By senorverde

I'm considering getting either the EXP or the DXP...

I'm considering getting either the EXP or the DXP (a little bigger). I'm interested in using it for commuting (holding lunch, some school/work supplies, partial change of clothes) but I'd like the...
05-28-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,338
Posted By senorverde

I've e-mailed the poster a few more times,...

I've e-mailed the poster a few more times, apparently it doesn't have index shifting. I've never used friction shifting. Is it difficult to use? Should I hold out for a bike with indexed shifting?
05-28-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,338
Posted By senorverde

Schwinn World Sport 10 speed?

Hello, I currently own a Giant Cypress for my measly 4 mile commute and some light utility cycling but I'm looking to eventually upgrade to a road/touring bike. Besides the Cypress, every bike I've...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By senorverde

Was this at U of R?

Was this at U of R?
Forum: Commuting
05-08-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,134
Posted By senorverde

I wouldn't say that, I only ride 40 miles per...

I wouldn't say that, I only ride 40 miles per week and I lost 20 pounds over 6-8 months eating tons of unhealthy food and drinking lots of beer
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