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Forum: Commuting
07-25-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,467
Posted By Radfahrer

I ride on Hutchinson Globetrotters and I just got...

I ride on Hutchinson Globetrotters and I just got my first puncture after 3 years of city commuting. A little piece of wire was the culprit... And of course, it would be the rear tire on a wheel...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,296,686
Posted By Radfahrer

My Steve Rex townie, finally back in service...

My Steve Rex townie, finally back in service after a job switch. It's equipped with a Nexus7 hub with roller brake (not the most effective brake). I'm 6' 5" and the frame is 66cm so people tend to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Radfahrer

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Touring
05-28-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By Radfahrer

I have to agree here - dogmatic statements about...

I have to agree here - dogmatic statements about what is right or wrong - especially for someone else - are not terribly helpful and don't really contribute much to the discussion. The OP found...
Forum: Touring
05-27-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Radfahrer

Yes, a BOB Yak and a quality tent would be a much...

Yes, a BOB Yak and a quality tent would be a much better choice for much less money.

For a cheap cargo trailer, check this out. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,203
Posted By Radfahrer

I use Performance FasTracs and find them to be...

I use Performance FasTracs and find them to be ideal for the mix of city and trail riding that makes up my commute. Kevlar cuts down on flats, too.
05-13-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,692
Posted By Radfahrer

It will be swell on Thursday and Friday! Just a...

It will be swell on Thursday and Friday! Just a taste of summer weather here in sunny Sacramento!
Forum: Commuting
04-22-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,851
Posted By Radfahrer

I have a 2003 Giant Rincon SE, which is actually...

I have a 2003 Giant Rincon SE, which is actually a mountain bike - low-end for sure, but it has been surprisingly reliable. I did replace the crap SR suspension fork with steel forks from Nashbar,...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,623
Posted By Radfahrer

Quality of Biria bikes is pretty good, and the...

Quality of Biria bikes is pretty good, and the pricing is acceptable.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,101
Posted By Radfahrer

I use Jandd grocery bag panniers and they are...

I use Jandd grocery bag panniers and they are pretty bombproof. Spendy though!
Forum: Commuting
04-06-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Radfahrer

REI has the Muirwoods 29er in stock...

REI has the Muirwoods 29er in stock...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,261
Posted By Radfahrer

Giant used to sell a 25" Rincon SE (I own one of...

Giant used to sell a 25" Rincon SE (I own one of these size 'XXL' bikes and it's not a bad bike for the price), but I think their largest is now down to 23". I'm 6'5" with 36" inseam and I had a...
Forum: Touring
03-28-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,573
Posted By Radfahrer

From now on, I will also carry at least one can...

From now on, I will also carry at least one can of PBR. Or Hamm's!
Forum: Touring
03-28-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By Radfahrer

This is all you need right here! ...

This is all you need right here!

http://www.velo-orange.com/miststwaboca.html
03-24-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Radfahrer

College Cyclery in Sacramento is a great vintage...

College Cyclery in Sacramento is a great vintage bike shop!

http://collegecyclery.biz/
03-07-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Radfahrer

I'm fond of the Michelin World Tour...

I'm fond of the Michelin World Tour (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/TI401B70-Michelin+World+Tour+Road+Tire.aspx?sc=FRGL). It has a cool old-school look. Not sure about durability, but I like...
02-29-08, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,286
Posted By Radfahrer

Way overpriced, IMHO

Way overpriced, IMHO
02-06-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,686
Posted By Radfahrer

Wow - what sad news. Like so many others here, I...

Wow - what sad news. Like so many others here, I also exchanged a few emails with Sheldon (in this case asking some questions about Motobecanes), and I was extremely gratified by the fact that he...
Forum: Touring
01-16-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Radfahrer

These folks traveled through these countries...

These folks traveled through these countries pretty recently - a good read in any case, with some practical info.
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=rzyi&doc_id=1847&v=c8
01-15-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,447
Posted By Radfahrer

Michelin World Sport gumwalls are the answer! I...

Michelin World Sport gumwalls are the answer! I bought some from Harris Cyclery and love them. Nashbar and Performance-branded tires have been a problem for me in the past, whether it was sizing or...
01-01-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 410,372
Posted By Radfahrer

Motobecane folder in SoCal...

Motobecane folder in SoCal (http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MOTOBECANE-RIVIERA-3-SPEED-FOLDING-BIKE-RARE_W0QQitemZ150199345043QQihZ005QQcategoryZ42314QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)!
12-28-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 44,442
Posted By Radfahrer

Here's my two large beasts - not C&V (currently...

Here's my two large beasts - not C&V (currently working on a 25" Motobecane Grand Touring), but they are both 65 cm...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d194/ebuckle/new_rex1a.jpg

Not a roadie,...
12-19-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 410,372
Posted By Radfahrer

One of those cool old Cannondale mountain bikes...

One of those cool old Cannondale mountain bikes (http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Cannondale-Mountain-Bike_W0QQitemZ170179217268QQihZ007QQcategoryZ98083QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)...

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Forum: Touring
12-17-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,569
Posted By Radfahrer

You could try a Palm III with an add-on keyboard,...

You could try a Palm III with an add-on keyboard, and a serial to USB adapter. Palm III uses AAA batteries too, which is pretty convenient. A Palm III XE has 8 MB of memory, which is plenty to...
11-23-07, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,260
Posted By Radfahrer

Sweet! If I were a bit shorter (like a foot and...

Sweet! If I were a bit shorter (like a foot and a half) I would have snagged it myself! Spendy for a thrift store, but a good price nonetheless! Congrats!
11-22-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,260
Posted By Radfahrer

There is (or was a couple of days ago) one of...

There is (or was a couple of days ago) one of these for sale at Thrift Town on Stockton Blvd. in Sacramento for $299.00, or is that where your friend got it? :)
11-21-07, 01:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By Radfahrer

R.A.W.? I'm confused!! If you are referring to...

R.A.W.? I'm confused!! If you are referring to my signature, it's Hamburger Plattdeutsch!
11-20-07, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By Radfahrer

That is a sweet-looking rig!

That is a sweet-looking rig!
11-17-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,742
Views: 410,372
Posted By Radfahrer

The poor bugger has been trying to sell that...

The poor bugger has been trying to sell that thing here for many months, and he has never once reduced the price, but I wish him luck!
11-15-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By Radfahrer

Hey Cynikal! Did you guys manage to get that...

Hey Cynikal! Did you guys manage to get that Gitane tandem I told you about?
11-07-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 87,652
Posted By Radfahrer

I am trying to find either a 27" wheelset with...

I am trying to find either a 27" wheelset with high-flange hubs and alloy rims, or possibly just a complete rear wheel with a high-flange Sunshine hub and Weinmann alloy rim... I am trying to...
10-25-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,328
Posted By Radfahrer

I also have the Flyer on my townie and love it. I...

I also have the Flyer on my townie and love it. I replaced an unsprung saddle with it for the same reason - upright riding position.
Forum: Touring
09-27-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,670
Posted By Radfahrer

Velo Orange is now offering an extra-long version...

Velo Orange is now offering an extra-long version of the Honjo aluminum fenders, in both smooth and hammered finishes. If you are concerned about front-wheel gunge spray, these should fit the bill -...
09-26-07, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By Radfahrer

http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/gallery/town/NelsonHah...

http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/gallery/town/NelsonHaha.gif
Forum: Touring
09-22-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Radfahrer

What, only 5300? :) He is a frame builder...

What, only 5300? :)

He is a frame builder here in Sacramento, and may have been with a number of other folks riding his bikes - you can see a picture of him if you click on the link to my Steve...
Forum: Touring
09-19-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Radfahrer

Sweet! Looking forward to reading about it. Did...

Sweet! Looking forward to reading about it. Did you happen to run into Steve Rex from Sacramento when you were there?
09-19-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By Radfahrer

The last time I bought it was from Amazon - it...

The last time I bought it was from Amazon - it was about $9.50 for a small tube (which goes a long way), so yep - it's spendy! I have always liked it though, and have used it for many years.
...
Forum: Touring
09-18-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Radfahrer

Two of the PBP links are dead - dang!

Two of the PBP links are dead - dang!
09-18-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,664
Posted By Radfahrer

Simichrome Polish

Simichrome Polish
09-18-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 87,652
Posted By Radfahrer

This is just a tentative feeler, but I'd like to...

This is just a tentative feeler, but I'd like to find a late '70s 64cm Motobecane Grand Touring in unmodified decent condition. Anyone have such a beast they might be willing to part with?

Never...
09-17-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By Radfahrer

Moin Sven - das kann schwierig zu verstehen sein...

Moin Sven - das kann schwierig zu verstehen sein wenn's zu schnell geht! In der Situation verstehe ich meistens nur: braegenkloeterich, Dussel, Mors, doesig, usw. Viel Erfolg mit dem Projekt!
Forum: Touring
09-14-07, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,570
Posted By Radfahrer

It would be tough to beat the T-Randonneur from...

It would be tough to beat the T-Randonneur from vsf-Fahrradmanufaktur, but I don't know about pricing. You could check the German websites for some of the major manufacturers (e.g. Scott,...
09-14-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By Radfahrer

Gruss Gott! Ich finde es aber auch gut dass Du...

Gruss Gott!
Ich finde es aber auch gut dass Du nicht behaupten willst dass Du Deutscher bist, Bua!! ;)
09-10-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,152
Posted By Radfahrer

I had the same problem (I'm 6'5") so I am always...

I had the same problem (I'm 6'5") so I am always on the lookout! So far, eBay seems to offer the best prospects, but prices/shipping/condition/etc. always make me leery. My only bike purchase on...
Forum: Touring
09-04-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By Radfahrer

If the choice is Leatherman vs. Gerber, then...

If the choice is Leatherman vs. Gerber, then Leatherman is generally the better choice. Tools have always seemed to be of better quality materials and construction. I have been largely unimpressesd...
Forum: Touring
08-29-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Radfahrer

Amen, brother...

Amen, brother...
08-20-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,562
Posted By Radfahrer

Lived in Berlin for 6 years and biked a lot -...

Lived in Berlin for 6 years and biked a lot - just picked the German word for "cyclist" or "bike rider".
08-20-07, 01:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,920
Posted By Radfahrer

Born in SF Moved to Mill Valley Moved to...

Born in SF
Moved to Mill Valley
Moved to Corte Madera
Moved to Davis
Moved to West Berlin
Moved to Sausalito
Moved to Davis again
Moved to Bakersfield (YIKES)
Moved to Fair Oaks
Moved to...
Forum: Touring
08-15-07, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,538
Posted By Radfahrer

markf has the correct phonetics!

markf has the correct phonetics!
07-30-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,647
Posted By Radfahrer

I had that same arrangement on a Scott MTB (I...

I had that same arrangement on a Scott MTB (I forgot what model, but it had a nasty paint scheme on it!) I bought in Germany in the late 80's. Very cool idea!
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