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Posted By Bug Shield

My experience is bikepacking, commuting, 4am joy...

My experience is bikepacking, commuting, 4am joy rides, etc. for what it's worth.


I really like my Light and Motion Vis 360 Pro though I do wish it used a USB-C connector rather than the...
10-24-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Bug Shield

I once had a Bontrager H3 puncture several tubes...

I once had a Bontrager H3 puncture several tubes with a wire from the bead before I figured out what was going on. If you don't find the cause, maybe switch the front/rear tires and see if the curse...
09-26-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Bug Shield

Hi, madpogue. Mine also has the 40-spoke rear...

Hi, madpogue. Mine also has the 40-spoke rear wheel which is great for running as-is and a limitation when looking for 700c rims compatible with the hub. My usual city grocery run was about 5mi. each...
09-25-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Bug Shield

I almost love my Nishiki Seral

I have had a few great bikes over the years and wanted to add my Nishiki Seral to that short list but I am not sure it's going to get there.

Last year I was looking for a grocery hauler. I had...
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Views: 192
Posted By Bug Shield

Nope! :innocent:

Nope! :innocent:
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Bug Shield

I almost love my Nishiki Seral

Oops. Moved to https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1259231-i-almost-love-my-nishiki-seral.html
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,915
Posted By Bug Shield

My guess at the title question is that in general...

My guess at the title question is that in general people assume that other drivers are just as bad as they are. In other words, they fear themselves (or other drivers like themselves).
...
09-11-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By Bug Shield

My quiver killer is a 29+ Surly ECR. It passes...

My quiver killer is a 29+ Surly ECR. It passes muster on the road because it's rigid, on the trail because 29+ absorbs the rough stuff pretty well at about 12-15psi, and as a hauler because it has...
08-07-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Bug Shield

I didn't realize that the stainless Logo didn't...

I didn't realize that the stainless Logo didn't have that nub you circled in red. As you noted, it is a key part of the flexibility of the Logo.

Here's a picture of my double hook setup on my...
08-07-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Bug Shield

Sorry I wasn't clear. It's the bottom hook that...

Sorry I wasn't clear. It's the bottom hook that won't slip over the 14mm tube at the bottom. My Front Roller Plus and Arkel panners are both torsionally stiff so they don't really fly out at the...
08-07-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Bug Shield

PS. You can hook the front, rear, or both ends of...

PS. You can hook the front, rear, or both ends of a pannier on a Logo/Vega if you're willing to move the hooks or add a second set. I started running a double-set of hooks on my Front Roller Plus...
08-07-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Bug Shield

I have experience with Tubus Logo, Vega, and Tara...

I have experience with Tubus Logo, Vega, and Tara racks -- none stainless -- used with Ortlieb and Arkel panniers. I love the Vega for its elegant simplicity, like the Logo for the ability to move...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By Bug Shield

I can relate. My old commute was often the...

I can relate. My old commute was often the highlight of my day and the reason I rode as often as I did. Now I "commute" to the grocery store, post office, etc. There's also something liberating...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Bug Shield

It's heartwarming to see this. Thanks for...

It's heartwarming to see this. Thanks for posting.
06-12-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Bug Shield

My roof-mounted 1up platform rack tore up some...

My roof-mounted 1up platform rack tore up some knobs on the front Maxxis DHF of our tandem on a thousand-mile trip so I would not call Husband's fears completely unfounded. I am still a happy 1up...
06-06-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 455
Posted By Bug Shield

Awesome, 52telecaster! It's also cool that this...

Awesome, 52telecaster! It's also cool that this is part of the 8th grade culture there!
05-10-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Bug Shield

Look at the under side of the saddle and see if...

Look at the under side of the saddle and see if the rivet is starting to pull through. You can try to tighten it up as noted above but IMHO the steel rivets on Brooks saddles are pretty weak and...
05-10-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,973
Posted By Bug Shield

Oh, I see. curbtender had embeded the photos...

Oh, I see. curbtender had embeded the photos from this post for landster. Maybe you can PM landster, @Oldsteeler? (javascript:void(0))
05-10-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,973
Posted By Bug Shield

Post 1777:...

Post 1777: https://www.bikeforums.net/19785429-post1777.html



Post 1778: https://www.bikeforums.net/19785430-post1778.html



Maybe this is easier?
05-10-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,973
Posted By Bug Shield

Here's are some direct links since I had to go...

Here's are some direct links since I had to go have a look: https://www.bikeforums.net/19785429-post1777.html and https://www.bikeforums.net/19785430-post1778.html
04-24-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,455
Posted By Bug Shield

In the vehicles that have enough space I mount a...

In the vehicles that have enough space I mount a Saris triple-track mounting plate (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BTA6NG/) and fork mount to that. Front racks and fenders can be problematic...
04-22-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,055
Posted By Bug Shield

Hi, Steve. Do you lock your bike while parked...

Hi, Steve. Do you lock your bike while parked like this and if so, how? Long cable or chain? I park beside this type of rack so that I can catch the chainstays or seatstays with a u-lock but that...
04-22-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,055
Posted By Bug Shield

I am happy to report that the vast majority of...

I am happy to report that the vast majority of our family groceries arrive by bike these days.

Here's my 1983 Nishiki Seral touring bike with a four-pannier load.

...
04-22-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,055
Posted By Bug Shield

What bag is that in your BOB trailer? I towed a...

What bag is that in your BOB trailer? I towed a BOB on a long tour years ago and have rarely used the trailer since... but I use the original BOB bag to hold our camping equipment and it gets out...
04-18-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 22,491
Posted By Bug Shield

This sounds like fun and my wife has decided she...

This sounds like fun and my wife has decided she needs another bike but I wonder if you will allow us to call the pictured bike Classic or Vintage for the purpose of the contest?

...
04-16-22, 09:37 AM
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Views: 11,832,361
Posted By Bug Shield

58cm Miyata 1000 in Tucson -- $700

Saw this on Craigslist and thought someone might appreciate it.

...
04-14-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By Bug Shield

My lightweight steel touring bike carries 40lbs...

My lightweight steel touring bike carries 40lbs easily in four panniers but starts getting noodley at 50lbs and beyond. My mountain bike and tandem can each handle about 10lbs more before getting...
Forum: Touring
03-18-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,730
Posted By Bug Shield

I'm late to the thread but I can't let this...

I'm late to the thread but I can't let this misinformation be the final word.

I run Logo and Vega EVO racks front/rear my ECR with 29x3.0 tires on 45mm wide rims.

The Duo would also work up...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,267
Posted By Bug Shield

I bought a top-end Specialized M4 in 1999 with...

I bought a top-end Specialized M4 in 1999 with less of a dent in the top tube from a Specialized dealer. I paid about 33% of retail, rode it many thousand miles, and the frame was warrantied by...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By Bug Shield

I REALLY enjoy having a frame bag on my bike. It...

I REALLY enjoy having a frame bag on my bike. It handles weight well and is accessible while riding. They are a bigger benefit in a big frame than a small one.

A rear rack with trunk/panniers is...
02-18-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,230
Posted By Bug Shield

I carry the Topeak chain tool for the Ratchet...

I carry the Topeak chain tool for the Ratchet Rocket RX: https://www.freedombikeshop.com/product/topeak-chain-tool-for-ratchet-rocket-rx-62916-1.htm

I use the Ratchet Rocket with a 5mm bit as the...
02-11-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,404
Posted By Bug Shield

Unless you are strictly a collector, this is only...

Unless you are strictly a collector, this is only one side of the balance sheet!

A ridden bike provides value to you in the form of exercise and health. To the extent that you ride rather than...
01-27-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,973
Posted By Bug Shield

That headbadge is cool and seems to hearken back...

That headbadge is cool and seems to hearken back to the abandoned American Eagle name.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bug Shield

I've enjoyed a few fiddleheads from trailside...

I've enjoyed a few fiddleheads from trailside ferns and make a bit of a point of getting water from springs when available.
01-13-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 1,001,973
Posted By Bug Shield

Nishiki Seral SN KC23796

Thank you, T-Mar, for your work on this.

Here's the Nishiki Seral I picked up off Facebook Marketplace this week. If I've decoded the serial number correctly it is of 1983 manufacture. It's 62cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,598
Posted By Bug Shield

I also run and love frame bags. My first was an...

I also run and love frame bags. My first was an off-the-shelf Revelate bag semi-custom fit to my Surly ECR. It also did not go all the way to the bottom of the triangle and I was similarly...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,555
Posted By Bug Shield

When I had a larger laptop, I carried it in an...

When I had a larger laptop, I carried it in an Arkel Briefcase. That item seems to have been replaced by this one: https://www.arkel-od.com/briefcase-laptop-bag/

Later, with a smaller laptop, I...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Bug Shield

I dunno about all but my favorite LBS often...

I dunno about all but my favorite LBS often customizes new bikes and has the resulting pile of cast-offs. I've bought things out of it and I've been given things out of it.
10-17-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,361
Posted By Bug Shield

Did you pay with a credit card? Maybe the card...

Did you pay with a credit card? Maybe the card issuer can help you out?
10-15-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By Bug Shield

Arm warmers! Pair them with a cycling vest and...

Arm warmers! Pair them with a cycling vest and you'll have a very versatile combination. Enjoy!
10-12-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,782
Posted By Bug Shield

I rode a bakfiets with a passenger in the bucket...

I rode a bakfiets with a passenger in the bucket when I visited Amsterdam and was very impressed by how well the loaded bike handled.
05-19-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,160
Posted By Bug Shield

Unless you have reasons you want to drive again,...

Unless you have reasons you want to drive again, why not Uber for your niece? It would save you a pile of time and money but give you her less exposure to you.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,586
Posted By Bug Shield

I have an old Trek Interchange rack and trunk bag...

I have an old Trek Interchange rack and trunk bag that snap together perfectly but I don't know if all Trek racks are Interchange compatible, ever were compatible, or if the Interchange system is...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,227
Posted By Bug Shield

My phone most often rides in my frame bag. Frame...

My phone most often rides in my frame bag. Frame bags are awesome!
Forum: Commuting
06-15-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,989
Posted By Bug Shield

Could be dangerous to your marriage too! My wife...

Could be dangerous to your marriage too! My wife has been caught with me in a couple hailstorms and does not find it nearly as entertaining as I do! Somehow this is always through some fault of...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,266
Posted By Bug Shield

Quick Stick, in the rare case that my fingers are...

Quick Stick, in the rare case that my fingers are not up to the job. I'm really shocked to see that Quick Stick is not very popular in this thread.
06-03-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,975
Posted By Bug Shield

REI is a poor substitute for a LBS but I have had...

REI is a poor substitute for a LBS but I have had some success buying water filters and stove fuel there.

I have often visited an REI 3-hours away only to be told that I can order what they don't...
Forum: Touring
06-01-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,196
Posted By Bug Shield

I mostly take a fatalistic approach and keep...

I mostly take a fatalistic approach and keep riding though I have taken shelter at underpasses, porches, etc. when available. Here in the desert southwest I fear large hail as much as lightning as...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,273
Posted By Bug Shield

I'm surprised you were still anywhere near the...

I'm surprised you were still anywhere near the truck as it merged. I always try to be to the first to the other side of the intersection if I'm in the queue when the light turns green and trucks...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,905
Posted By Bug Shield

PS. Lately my wife and I are commuting on our...

PS. Lately my wife and I are commuting on our full suspension tandem mountain bike and even though the bike has three bikepacking frame bags, I totally miss the rack/panniers of my regular commuter.
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