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Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By oldokie

Thanks all. I think I will look at the REI pants...

Thanks all. I think I will look at the REI pants option first. I will be traveling next week and will be close to an REI store so I can check them out first hand. I have used pants like that (zipp...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-07, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By oldokie

Long pants ---other than jeans

On my road bike I wear regular biker pants but I am looking for something different to use on my other bike for around town errands/etc. Tried regular jeans but they seem heavy and are not very...
09-01-07, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By oldokie

I wear trifocals normally but got a set of...

I wear trifocals normally but got a set of inserts done in a bifocal for bike riding. My only complaint is that I have lost a lot of side vision since the inserts do not offer much width in your...
09-01-07, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By oldokie

A lot of tandem bikes use 4X so you might check...

A lot of tandem bikes use 4X so you might check out one in your LBS.
Forum: Touring
08-29-07, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By oldokie

Some states issue an ID card that looks exactly...

Some states issue an ID card that looks exactly like a the drivers licience except that it is not useable as a drivers licience. Often used as official ID for cashing checks/etc by people who do not...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-07, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By oldokie

The Minoura SwingGrip does same thing and comes...

The Minoura SwingGrip does same thing and comes in several sizes to clamp on handlebars to give you more room to mount stuff. I use parts of one to mount my Dinotte rear light on a rear rack as...
Forum: Touring
08-13-07, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,027,661
Posted By oldokie

If you are refering to the Bianchi San Remo, yes...

If you are refering to the Bianchi San Remo, yes it is a touring frame but not as heavy duty as the serious touring bikes. Largest tire I can get on it is a 700x32 without deflating the tire. If...
Forum: Touring
08-12-07, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,027,661
Posted By oldokie

Just finished rebuilding a 96 San Remo for...

Just finished rebuilding a 96 San Remo for touring and local shopping. Included a frame repaint and all new components. Have not hit the road with it yet but will be making a short shake down...
08-12-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,190
Posted By oldokie

Test ...

Test
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x120/ppdavid/IMG_0251Charlieinbasket.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-11-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,359
Posted By oldokie

I have a 1996 model and I think that was the...

I have a 1996 model and I think that was the first year they made the San Remo. I think they made them thru about 2003 or so. I had a lot of trouble finding info on mine but I did find a site at...
08-08-07, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By oldokie

I tried a Google on Xtasy and Xtreme handlebar...

I tried a Google on Xtasy and Xtreme handlebar and saw several German sites but could not tell if the components were handlebars or other products tied to those names. The one site in english that I...
08-08-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,595
Posted By oldokie

Trekking handlebar - German style?

I am currently using the Nasbar Trekking handlebar (also called a butterfly bar) on my touring bike but it has more flex than I like...very light weight material. Been looking around for the same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 656,771
Posted By oldokie

Started shopping for a flolder and the Swift is...

Started shopping for a flolder and the Swift is at the top of my list. Several questions...
1) I understand it can be packed in a Samsonite Oyster 29" with some dissasembly (correct?). I don't...
07-30-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By oldokie

Thanks all. The BD-1 Ti looked interesting until...

Thanks all. The BD-1 Ti looked interesting until I saw a price. $3000 WOW! I would like one but not at that price.
The jersey suggestion was a good one...will look for something interesting...and...
07-30-07, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By oldokie

Lots of threads on the subject with pictures of...

Lots of threads on the subject with pictures of different setups. I use them on one of my bikes and I like them. May need to play around with various ways to set them up. Multiple options and...
07-28-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By oldokie

Trip to Japan - what to buy?

Headed to Japan at end of Aug for about one week. Is there anything I should shop for that is unusual, hard to find in US or might be less expensive in Japan? Not looking for a full size bike but I...
07-23-07, 07:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,654
Posted By oldokie

Another series of solutions was in this thread ...

Another series of solutions was in this thread
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=242602
07-16-07, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By oldokie

Use metric button head cap screws (very low...

Use metric button head cap screws (very low profile head) and paint them black before you install them.
Forum: Touring
07-11-07, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,977
Posted By oldokie

I have the Jandd Expedition front & rear. I did...

I have the Jandd Expedition front & rear. I did not like the cheezy strap they use for attaching to the rear rack to the seat tube so I ordered a set of the Tubus tubular stays and used them with...
07-10-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By oldokie

I have found both to be useful. Each source has...

I have found both to be useful. Each source has its own way of presenting the material and sometimes I find details in one that is not in the other. Collectively, they often have a more complete...
Forum: Touring
07-09-07, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By oldokie

I have a 105 FD installed now with the LX version...

I have a 105 FD installed now with the LX version of that crank (48T). 105 is only temporary while I was waiting on my LX FD to arrive. The 105 worked "sorta OK" but it was real sensitive to...
07-09-07, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By oldokie

Head set is brand new 105 and I only had one six...

Head set is brand new 105 and I only had one six pack before the ride. Wheels are a brand new build and have correct dish. In fact, 100% of components are new. Only frame is used. I am sure it is...
07-08-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By oldokie

Cannot roll straight (hands free)

Just about finished with a rebuild of a 96 Bianch San Remo and I am now making test rides to get it tuned in. Today I noticed that I was unable to keep it in a straight line when riding hands free. ...
07-06-07, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By oldokie

aroundoz...PM sent

aroundoz...PM sent
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,977
Posted By oldokie

I don't think bar end shifters will fit in the...

I don't think bar end shifters will fit in the end of the treking bar (bar too small). However, I use bar end shifter with Paul Thumbies on my treking bars and I like the combo.
Forum: Touring
07-05-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By oldokie

I missed the Cascadia model when I was looking at...

I missed the Cascadia model when I was looking at the Planet Bike models. They look like what I need. Will check them out.
I have seen the leather flaps but I was concerned that my plastic fenders...
Forum: Touring
07-04-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By oldokie

Fenders with good coverage?

I have a set of Freddie Fenders from Planet Bike and I need something with better coverage down low. If there is any serious water on the road, the spray from my front tire floods my feet event...
07-04-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By oldokie

The M581 is a dual pull and can be used as a top...

The M581 is a dual pull and can be used as a top or bottom pull depending on how you connect the cable. However, it does that by using a small arm that extends away from the FD behind the seat tube....
07-03-07, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By oldokie

Correct...my mistake. I use mine on Paul...

Correct...my mistake. I use mine on Paul Thumbies and I was thinking the cable ran inside the bar in a normal setup.
07-03-07, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By oldokie

Don't forget the exit hole for the cable. If you...

Don't forget the exit hole for the cable. If you Bullhorns do not have one, you will need to drill a hole somewhere for the cables to exit the bar.
Forum: Touring
06-30-07, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,146
Posted By oldokie

Topeak never responded to my request so I bought...

Topeak never responded to my request so I bought Jandd racks front & rear.
06-26-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By oldokie

Actually I did see the 4 Seasons tire but at $55...

Actually I did see the 4 Seasons tire but at $55 (on sale), it was more expensive than I was looking for. Are folding tires more expensive in general than a non folding tire?
Forum: Touring
06-26-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,044
Posted By oldokie

Charging batteries on tour?

When using lights with rechargeable batteries, how do you deal with the fact that electricity may not be readily available at all camping sites on tour.
As an example, my lights are designed to be...
06-26-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By oldokie

Need a folding 700x28 for a spare - recommendations?

Looking for a folding 700x28 tire to use as a spare on the road. The 700x28 is a compromise because I can use it on several bikes I have if necessary. Anything smaller or larger will not fit on some...
06-23-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By oldokie

In the end, you may spend more than you planned...

In the end, you may spend more than you planned and still not have that fast flat bar bike you were expecting. I had a similar notion with a 7500 but decided to sell and do it right (buy a decent...
Forum: Touring
06-17-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By oldokie

HH has a special going on right now...buy any HH...

HH has a special going on right now...buy any HH from them at retail price and get a special kit free. Kit included Hex fly, snakeskins and a T-shirt. I don't know if the hex fly is in lieu of or...
Forum: Touring
06-17-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By oldokie

The shoes I was looking at are MTB shoes with a...

The shoes I was looking at are MTB shoes with a recessed cleat. I have some serviceable SPD pedals laying around and I considered them but I like the idea of being able to ride sometimes with...
Forum: Touring
06-16-07, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By oldokie

MTB shoe - suitable touring shoe?

Getting ready to do some light duty touring and I don't want to wear my normal shoes with cleats. I expect to use a flat pedal with a power strap. Trying to determine what shoes are confortable for...
Forum: Touring
06-12-07, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By oldokie

Hennessy Hammock - Using on flat ground?

I understand that it is feasable to use a Hennessy Hammock on flat ground using some upright poles and ground stakes when suitable trees are not available. Does anyone have any pictures of the...
Forum: Southeast
06-07-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By oldokie

Thanks...good info

Thanks...good info
Forum: Touring
06-07-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By oldokie

I got mine from Bike Island. Best prices I could...

I got mine from Bike Island. Best prices I could find + free shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-07, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,877
Posted By oldokie

If you are thinking of selling current year...

If you are thinking of selling current year production at a discount via an internet store, you may be in for a suprise. My LBS tells me that he is not allowed to advertise any current year products...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By oldokie

Ignore the box. What size is marked on the...

Ignore the box. What size is marked on the sidewall? That is what they are!
Forum: Southeast
06-06-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By oldokie

Huntsville AL - nice road bike rides?

Will be spending 2 weeks working Huntsville/Madison AL area and I will be bringing my road bike. Any recommendations on nice rides of 10-15 miles in the evenings or longer on weekend?
06-05-07, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By oldokie

You might try a padded set of briefs like these ...

You might try a padded set of briefs like these
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=19943&subcategory_ID=1123

Not the same as a set of cycling shorts but is probably more...
06-04-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By oldokie

Assuming you will get what you need at your LBS,...

Assuming you will get what you need at your LBS, just tell them what cable you need (shift vs brake) and they should give you the correct item.
06-04-07, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By oldokie

The brakes themselves are typical cantilevel or...

The brakes themselves are typical cantilevel or V-brakes found on most mountain bikes. They have a lot more stopping power than the traditional brakes found on road bikes....which is good for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-07, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,421
Posted By oldokie

Lots of interesting bike bells at this site ...

Lots of interesting bike bells at this site
http://www.mirrycle.com/

Tend toward the more suttle "ding" style but have an interesting variety
06-03-07, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,002
Posted By oldokie

Bikes on rear car rack - keeping from bumping together?

Any good tricks out there for keeping multiple bikes on a rear rack from banging together when driving? I thought I might find some type of frame clamp to maintain some seperation but have not been...
06-02-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 106,190
Posted By oldokie

Testing again ...

Testing again

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x120/ppdavid/Bike/IMG_4741crop2.jpg
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