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08-30-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By veloz

My entire bike collects dirt.

My entire bike collects dirt.
08-27-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By veloz

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08-20-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By veloz

Pedal Away. Just be aware the pads won't have...

Pedal Away. Just be aware the pads won't have full surface contact until they wear in - you might have slightly less braking power. You can try to bed them in - some manufacturers recommend that and...
08-18-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,410
Posted By veloz

About 25 years ago I bought a Blackburn Track...

About 25 years ago I bought a Blackburn Track pump. Maybe 8 years ago it began to fail and I called Blackburn for parts. They replaced the entire pump with a new model. The replacement recently began...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,584
Posted By veloz

For road, I like the little PDW Ninja (black) and...

For road, I like the little PDW Ninja (black) and carry one CO2. It’s an inflator and a tiny mini pump. Yes it takes ~500 strokes for a 25mm tire but it works fine if you don’t mind a few extra...
08-06-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By veloz

Bent. If you know an old bike shop, they might...

Bent. If you know an old bike shop, they might still have a bending jig to correct it. Kind of like a bumper jack that went between the fork ends and the BB. Many Schwinn shops had them. You can...
Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By veloz

We always carry tortillas, mayo packets & tuna...

We always carry tortillas, mayo packets & tuna packs. Peanut butter, coffee and Clif bars are our other staples. Then whatever peppers/veggies we can buy along the way to add. We try to eat one meal...
08-03-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,844
Posted By veloz

A lot of good points here (aero, knee/hip angle,...

A lot of good points here (aero, knee/hip angle, push/pull) but one I didn’t see. Cyclists leaning extremely forward usually compress their abdomen which can limit lung capacity. I see this every...
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By veloz

Smugglers Gap is maybe my all time fave...

Smugglers Gap is maybe my all time fave ride.Super challenging climb and the descent is 50+ mph.
07-07-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By veloz

Thereís a seller on eBay by the name of Hernandez...

Thereís a seller on eBay by the name of Hernandez that makes nice caps. Iíve bought 3 of them in the last 5 yrs, both wool and cotton. Nice stuff and theyíve held up well. Search cycling caps...
07-02-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By veloz

Have no idea what you’re looking at but most...

Have no idea what you’re looking at but most sealed bearings can be cleaned, greased & re-sealed in a pinch (or while waiting for new ones to arrive). Carefully use a pick to pry up the seal, being...
06-30-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,129
Posted By veloz

If you specifically want a watch, Garmin's...

If you specifically want a watch, Garmin's Vivoactive 3 is around $100 right now. Has GPS + barometric altimeter and can give you all bike specs you asked for plus climbing data. Also records heart...
06-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,139
Posted By veloz

Relax and invite your friend for a beer ride. I...

Relax and invite your friend for a beer ride. I have quite a few chips like that (or worse) on my road bike and you will too if you ride yours enough. Mines been through a couple minor crashes,...
06-24-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,159
Posted By veloz

I’ve used this PDW Ninja inflator/pump combo for...

I’ve used this PDW Ninja inflator/pump combo for several years now. It’s less than 6” long and fits in my saddle bag or jersey. The inflator is easily controlled with a valve and works with schraeder...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,075
Posted By veloz

You'll be fine. Start with good tires. Wife & I...

You'll be fine. Start with good tires. Wife & I each carry a tube & patch kit, I carry a mini pump and we each have a co2 system. Stan's Dart if we're on big tires and tubeless. A 4" piece cut from...
06-16-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,315
Posted By veloz

Park IB-3 multi tool with chain breaker on remote...

Park IB-3 multi tool with chain breaker on remote rides or multi-day tours. In 45+ years of cycling, Iíve used a chain tool 3x on rides but never on my own bike. Little need to carry but adds...
06-11-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,184
Posted By veloz

A no drop ride has a sweeper. They should be...

A no drop ride has a sweeper. They should be quick with flat tires, mechanicals and most important - friendly encouragement. Able to txt or call the front leader too. A no drop ride should always...
06-07-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By veloz

Rode the Katy in Sept 2019. Jeff City has a spur...

Rode the Katy in Sept 2019. Jeff City has a spur going into it with a cool bicycle ramp to get you onto & over the huge bridge. State museum there is great and worth a couple hours time, nice bike...
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,955
Posted By veloz

Seriously? MSR Pocket Rocket & butane are tiny &...

Seriously? MSR Pocket Rocket & butane are tiny & comparable weight to a hydro flask. A foil heat shield cuts boil time in half and a butane can lasts us a week in seasonal temps. Go stoveless if you...
03-02-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,466
Posted By veloz

Nobody mentioned Soma. The Wolverine & Double...

Nobody mentioned Soma. The Wolverine & Double Cross have threaded BB's, Tange Prestige tubing and wide clearance. Wolverine has a belt drive frame option too. Another steel builder is Black Mountain...
08-07-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,161
Posted By veloz

Bend the cage to fit tighter. Polar bottles have...

Bend the cage to fit tighter. Polar bottles have offset shoulders - rotate so they fit under the cage bail. Blackburns hold my bottles secure on downhill washboard gravel. Tight fit on the bottle...
07-19-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,136
Posted By veloz

Integrated unless it's an all nighter. We’ve got...

Integrated unless it's an all nighter. We’ve got a bunch of Niterider Luminas and Micros. The Luminas are a little heavy and the mounts sometimes rotate on gravel. The Micros are great lights, last...
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