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Forum: Touring
04-18-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By thumpism

If you are using panniers with two zippers on...

If you are using panniers with two zippers on each opening (open from either end) you can hook the zipper pulls together with a split key ring (pictured below). It would be time consuming for you to...
04-18-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17,187
Views: 2,582,238
Posted By thumpism

Sorry, I know it kills the humor in all the...

Sorry, I know it kills the humor in all the related posts but those are antlers, not horns. Fun fact: horns are hollow, antlers are solid.
04-18-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 635
Views: 92,287
Posted By thumpism

Looks like the seat tube goes through the left...

Looks like the seat tube goes through the left section of galvanized pipe (notch pipe, insert tube in slot, thread on pipe cap) so I'd say art.
04-18-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,106
Posted By thumpism

SOP for Vanagon owners. Getting there and home...

SOP for Vanagon owners. Getting there and home again can be miraculously fun.

I just happened to have a spare alternator aboard during a trip through the deep South. Guess what I needed a thousand...
04-16-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,106
Posted By thumpism

I don't buy it. I have a Westy and a bike and a...

I don't buy it. I have a Westy and a bike and a level, compacted gravel driveway.
04-16-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20,070
Views: 1,862,437
Posted By thumpism

Crappy pix and no details but there's a Phillips...

Crappy pix and no details but there's a Phillips in there somewhere. Might be worth a call if you're looking.

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/midlothian-bicycles/6860536569.htmlBICYCLES -...
04-14-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By thumpism

Odd that they'd mention the frame size relative...

Odd that they'd mention the frame size relative to the rider.
04-14-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17,187
Views: 2,582,238
Posted By thumpism

I recognize this stuff from an earlier post,...

I recognize this stuff from an earlier post, perhaps in the Wacky thread.
04-14-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20,070
Views: 1,862,437
Posted By thumpism

700C (622mm) tires would not fit on stock 635mm...

700C (622mm) tires would not fit on stock 635mm rims.

There are 700C tires that are marked 28 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 and someone might be confused about what was purchased for the bike.
04-13-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By thumpism

Better photo of my roller, taken upon completion...

Better photo of my roller, taken upon completion of the Park stand install and before it became a mess....
04-13-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By thumpism

Stamped dropouts with a claw, and loads of...

Stamped dropouts with a claw, and loads of clearance for 27" wheels, so I'd guess it's probably a low-ish end frame with nice stuff on it.
04-13-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By thumpism

Anybody remember Kevin Costner's line from...

Anybody remember Kevin Costner's line from American Flyers? "Those Houdaille guys are tough."
Forum: Touring
04-12-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,656
Posted By thumpism

Not the haiku meter scheme of: Five...

Not the haiku meter scheme of:

Five syllables first,
Followed by seven second,
Finishing with five.

On the internet
I found Velo. I wrote get
a Velo, dagnab.
04-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By thumpism

My mistake, thinking R and typing otherwise. You...

My mistake, thinking R and typing otherwise. You should have seen my troubleshooting notes at work.
04-12-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By thumpism

PFN 10 with Reynolds main tubes? Looks like...

PFN 10 with Reynolds main tubes? Looks like several component changes, as mentioned.
04-12-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20,070
Views: 1,862,437
Posted By thumpism

We all do, it's called "bicycles." That's a vise...

We all do, it's called "bicycles." That's a vise on the bench.
04-12-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17,187
Views: 2,582,238
Posted By thumpism

Something more mainstream: A fairly decent bike...

Something more mainstream: A fairly decent bike but the seller has obviously copied and pasted the specs for the wrong year bike (a half-decade older than the one pictured and listing colors this...
04-10-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By thumpism

I have some Ultegra aero in short reach, and some...

I have some Ultegra aero in short reach, and some conventional CLB and Weinmann.
04-10-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,315
Posted By thumpism

Fix it up and tour on it!

Fix it up and tour on it!
04-10-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,749
Posted By thumpism

The IKEA at Potomac Mills VA where I saw the...

The IKEA at Potomac Mills VA where I saw the Slaada also had a display of panniers that looked interesting, mostly single-compartment shopping bags for bike mounting.
Forum: Touring
04-10-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,015
Posted By thumpism

And if you want to go back further, three...

And if you want to go back further, three Strombergs on a flathead V8 (or even a straight six) were a thing.
https://www.speednik.com/files/2017/02/2017-02-25_02-59-43.jpg

Back on topic, here's...
Forum: Touring
04-10-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 944
Posted By thumpism

If your tent does not have a vestibule (or you...

If your tent does not have a vestibule (or you have no tent), you could use your poncho (if you have a poncho) pitched as a lean-to against your bike held upright on its kickstand (if it has a...
04-10-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 50,483
Views: 6,388,909
Posted By thumpism

While cycling in Holland back in '74 on a Batavus...

While cycling in Holland back in '74 on a Batavus I'd bought in Amsterdam, a fellow told me that the character was from ancient legend, similar to Beowulf. Batavia is the Latin name for the Low...
04-10-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 50,483
Views: 6,388,909
Posted By thumpism

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/glen-allen-v...

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/d/glen-allen-vintage-peugot-townie/6861971703.htmlVintage Peugot Townie - $125 (Montpelier) https://images.craigslist.org/01111_iTBlSAMqPMJ_600x450.jpg
bicycle...
04-10-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 20,070
Views: 1,862,437
Posted By thumpism

Reality sets in, as evidenced by a significant...

Reality sets in, as evidenced by a significant price drop.1974? Raleigh 3 speed ladies bicycle - $100 (The fan)
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