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Posted By rodar y rodar

Since Chris Pringle obviously isn`t very good at...

Since Chris Pringle obviously isn`t very good at boasting, I want to point out that the SR series he set up was in a country that previously had no ACP affiliations, had never had a single official...
10-11-15, 11:49 AM
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Officially, registration depends on where you...

Officially, registration depends on where you live (generally by state in the US). Unofficially, I get the impression that most people ignore the law. If you go the official route, I suspect you...
Forum: Touring
09-07-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,512
Posted By rodar y rodar

And I can STILL find square taper BBs and 8-sp...

And I can STILL find square taper BBs and 8-sp cassettes. Imagine that!
Forum: Touring
04-23-15, 12:40 AM
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Cool paint job- I don`t think I`ve seen that on a...

Cool paint job- I don`t think I`ve seen that on a factory Trek. Is it a redo, or was it born that way?
Your butt and your back will love the racks and bags.
09-15-14, 08:33 PM
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Posted By rodar y rodar

I did one about two years ago by following the...

I did one about two years ago by following the "Trinity" plan already linked to above. God bless that guy for posting the steps and pictures! I didn`t attempt to replace the cones, just new BBs and...
Forum: Touring
09-14-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 50
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Posted By rodar y rodar

I`ve been using Shimano dynohubs for five or six...

I`ve been using Shimano dynohubs for five or six years now on my commute. Love`em. Since I already have them, I use them to tour also, but would probably just stick with battery lights if I didn`t...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-14, 03:56 PM
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Strange but true: it`s actually the hub that...

Strange but true:
it`s actually the hub that supposedly needs to be compatible. Look at a the line that a spoke makes as it crosses between the hole in the hub and the nipple. With crossed spokes,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-14, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By rodar y rodar

They call that "radial" lacing, and since it`s...

They call that "radial" lacing, and since it`s the fasionable way to do things these days, radials are maybe more common than traditional style for the front. Whether that or crossed is "better"...
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Sounds good, but most of the other Cyclists I see...

Sounds good, but most of the other Cyclists I see are screaming along at like 15MPH or better :lol:

Anyway, congrats on the just ridden century and have a good time on the permanent.
Forum: Touring
03-26-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 131
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Beating the owner in front of his dog often...

Beating the owner in front of his dog often sounds appealing too.

Re: shooting from a bicycle. I`ve tried it. In six passes to shoot at a gallon paint can hanging in a bush right next to the road,...
Forum: Touring
03-21-14, 04:21 PM
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Modernizing a bike from the 80s or 90s really...

Modernizing a bike from the 80s or 90s really doesn`t present any major issues. You can still buy brand new and smoothly working replacements straight from your LBS, Amazon, or any of the big online...
Forum: Touring
03-20-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By rodar y rodar

If the wheel actuially did slide out of the...

If the wheel actuially did slide out of the slots, as I read in the first post, it sounds that way to me too. I agree with VT Speed- probably not a set up all around. Although it would require some...
Forum: Touring
03-17-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,423
Posted By rodar y rodar

Haha, three posts that imply PARTIAL agreement...

Haha, three posts that imply PARTIAL agreement with His Rivness! If the whole world kinda-sorta agreed with him (and He toned down the preaching a bit), it`d be a mo betta place :)

By my personal...
Forum: Touring
03-17-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,054
Posted By rodar y rodar

As long as the pedals are plenty big and have...

As long as the pedals are plenty big and have steel pins, I haven`t noticed any difference (only a pool of four models fitting that description). The one pair I`ve tried with molded plastic pins I...
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Views: 1,533
Posted By rodar y rodar

Congrats and thanks for the story, Trailmix! ...

Congrats and thanks for the story, Trailmix!
Nice writeup :thumb:
02-20-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 107
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Photoshop projects, so hopefully you aren`t...

Photoshop projects, so hopefully you aren`t already screaming down the highways on it? It looks pretty scary as is, Rambomert. Although I`m no engineer, bikes with odd designs that eliminate the...
Forum: Touring
02-15-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,456
Posted By rodar y rodar

I just use two or three bands of black electrical...

I just use two or three bands of black electrical tape on the fork legs, light wire run in conjuction with the computer pickup wire. IMO, it looks clean enough (nicer than coiling around), and when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By rodar y rodar

11 speed on a folding bike? Doable, I`m sure,...

11 speed on a folding bike? Doable, I`m sure, but doesn`t sound like a good idea IMO. Although I honestly can`t claim any personal experience with paper thin sprockets and high count drivetrains,...
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Maybe SO works a control. If he or she is a...

Maybe SO works a control. If he or she is a people watcher or sociable type, it`s a nice way to spend at least a good chunk of the day.
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Posted By rodar y rodar

That strategy is now noted in my Escape Manual...

That strategy is now noted in my Escape Manual :thumb:
Forum: Touring
02-03-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,468
Posted By rodar y rodar

That wasn`t me. I`m Brian D in Lemmon Valley,...

That wasn`t me. I`m Brian D in Lemmon Valley, northern outskirts of Reno. Hadn`t noticed that the guy you mention is now off the list. Maybe he`s staying at the Mizpah now!
Forum: Touring
01-29-14, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,045
Posted By rodar y rodar

:lol: Neither would I! HM, I wish you a...

:lol: Neither would I!

HM, I wish you a succerssful and enjoyable trip. Like you, I`ve long dreamed of riding in Mexico (and envious of your big plans) but still haven`t done it- since most of...
Forum: Touring
01-28-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,045
Posted By rodar y rodar

Since some news sources are billing it as a...

Since some news sources are billing it as a "supercarretera", I think it`s a safe bet it`s a bit freeway-ish. It does look cool, though. If riding the shoulder of a freeway doesn`t turn you on,...
Forum: Touring
01-27-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,523
Posted By rodar y rodar

Why, why, WHY can`t we get them like that??? If...

Why, why, WHY can`t we get them like that??? If I ever find one, I`ll buy a whole batch before they disappear!

I agree with R.Schlatte and 718 too. When I set up a beautiful old lugged bike...
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Want to ride long distances? Hell, the only...

Want to ride long distances? Hell, the only thing I want is the pin. If they`d just sell me the danged thing without having to ride so far first, I`d order it and RUSA would miss out on my entrance...
Forum: Touring
01-26-14, 06:02 PM
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Wow, blast-from-the-past thread. I believe...

Wow, blast-from-the-past thread.
I believe that! I did end up riding the Wmcca-Glch-Reno route shortly after this thread`s first appearance. It was one of my first multi day rides, and I`ve since...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,663
Posted By rodar y rodar

Whoa, you`re right! It says his website...

Whoa, you`re right! It says his website "expired" on 01/15, the same day that I posted the link. I wonder if he retired? FWIW, the spokes I bought from him are single butted- 14g at the elbow and...
Forum: Touring
01-21-14, 01:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,197
Posted By rodar y rodar

^^Bike Naked Day may be illegal, but it doesn`t...

^^Bike Naked Day may be illegal, but it doesn`t seem to be very strictly enforced.
Forum: Touring
01-20-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,197
Posted By rodar y rodar

All "non-cycling". I like pockets even if...

All "non-cycling". I like pockets even if they`re mostly empty while pedalling. Have taken to cut off and hemmed polyester slacks for the combination of thin seams, quick(ish) drying, pockets, and...
Forum: Touring
01-20-14, 08:42 PM
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Views: 4,879
Posted By rodar y rodar

Very sensible advice.

Very sensible advice.
Forum: Touring
01-20-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,879
Posted By rodar y rodar

Just to round it out, I use BMX pedals. Use...

Just to round it out, I use BMX pedals. Use whatever you`re comfortable with and roll `em.
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Posted By rodar y rodar

For $10K I think I`d look for one that included a...

For $10K I think I`d look for one that included a trunk rack mounted on a used Corolla.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-14, 12:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,663
Posted By rodar y rodar

Jay Gaerlan cuts custom spokes. ...

Jay Gaerlan cuts custom spokes.
http://www.gaerlan.com/bikeparts/bike.html
I bought shorties for a 406 build from him about a year ago- fast service, reasonable price, you get to help a small...
Forum: Touring
01-14-14, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By rodar y rodar

As of last July... My checked bike was...

As of last July...
My checked bike was transfered from one train to another in Chicago by unseen Amtrak peoples.
Also, we asked around and found luggage lockers to store one rather large carry-on...
Forum: Touring
01-13-14, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,099
Posted By rodar y rodar

Arctos, any pictures of your shell system? It...

Arctos, any pictures of your shell system? It sounds interresting, but I can`t picture it in my head.
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Posted By rodar y rodar

I`m new to LD riding and still trying to work out...

I`m new to LD riding and still trying to work out my own method. So far, chocolate milk is turning out to be my principle fuel, often with a banana on the side. Don`t know how long I`ll be sticking...
Forum: Touring
01-12-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,099
Posted By rodar y rodar

Somebody noted early on in this thread`s first...

Somebody noted early on in this thread`s first life that dry bags are usually more cylindrical than panniers. I found accidentally that oversized ones (S-S, at least) are flatter and more box shaped...
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Posted By rodar y rodar

Termination of BMB

Why did it disappear? Just curious.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,165
Posted By rodar y rodar

That could be said of all my bikes! While I do...

That could be said of all my bikes! While I do enjoy riding them, it`s the devices themselves (bikes) that I`m really in love with. I ride several thousand miles per year, but could certainly live...
Forum: Touring
01-03-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,416
Posted By rodar y rodar

Planning my first ride outside the US with the...

Planning my first ride outside the US with the "back route" from Puerto Vallarta to GDL just before Easter madness sets in.
Forum: Touring
12-30-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By rodar y rodar

The only "cycling" clothes I have is a rain...

The only "cycling" clothes I have is a rain jcaket, so no padded shorts for me. Until a few years ago, I wore cotton underwear on all rides, but found some smooth and thin polyester skivvies that I...
12-12-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 81,559
Posted By rodar y rodar

Has anybody had success in studding a non-knobby...

Has anybody had success in studding a non-knobby tire? I sure would like a studded 26 x 1.5-ish slick for black ice busting, but have doubts as to how well any screws would hold in thinner rubber. ...
Forum: Touring
12-09-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By rodar y rodar

:lol: I`m going to start claiming that for my...

:lol: I`m going to start claiming that for my reason too!

No clips for me. No cleats either.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-13, 02:12 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 227,370
Posted By rodar y rodar

I was sorta close! For your "Western Washington"...

I was sorta close! For your "Western Washington" tag, I figured you built them. Either way is pretty cool :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 227,370
Posted By rodar y rodar

It didn`t fit in the overheads, so the pilot let...

It didn`t fit in the overheads, so the pilot let you stash it up front? Cool deal!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By rodar y rodar

I`ve never ridden 16 inch wheels or the GAP, but...

I`ve never ridden 16 inch wheels or the GAP, but a recent week-long tour incorporated a few shorter sections of western WA rail trails. My 20 x 1.5 Primo Comets did just fine there. IMO,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By rodar y rodar

I`ve topped 100 miles many times on a small...

I`ve topped 100 miles many times on a small number of bikes, but haven`t yet broken that distance on my folder- close, though. There`s a current BFnet member who posts on the Long Distance subforum...
11-18-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By rodar y rodar

This was it. Pretty much what it felt like from...

This was it. Pretty much what it felt like from the git-go, and shortening the bushing fixed it up nicely.
Thank you.
11-18-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By rodar y rodar

Okay, now that ARS has clued me in on a...

Okay, now that ARS has clued me in on a reasonable method of setting up the pads while under tension, I have a new problem. When I snug up the bolt, it jams the calipers- back it off just a bit and...
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