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Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,366
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I agree with you Bruce, I live in south central...

I agree with you Bruce, I live in south central CT (Essex) but I drive up to your area at least once a week for a long ride. I've ridden bikes in 26 states and the northeast corner of CT is my...
02-17-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Flip the bike over. That is how this was...

Flip the bike over. That is how this was intended. I have a similar yakima rack but mine mounts to the bumper of the car or truck. Works great. I'm surprised that there aren't more racks that mount...
Forum: Touring
02-15-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,812
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Spring Mountain biking Moab for a week Summer...

Spring Mountain biking Moab for a week
Summer 2-3 weeks touring In Quebec Canada including the entire Gaspe Peninsula loop
Fall Great Allegheny Passage (GAP)
01-21-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

www.sportrx.com I've bought several pair ,...

www.sportrx.com

I've bought several pair , Rudy Project, Tivosi etc.
Excellent quality but it will probably take a few weeks for them to make them.
09-08-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,718
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Next time try Transitions XTRActive. They come in...

Next time try Transitions XTRActive. They come in 2 colors Gray or Brown. I have had both but Brown is best for cycling due to better contrast. These get extremely dark like full sunglasses. Indoors...
07-24-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,245
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Tandems east carries stoker bags here...

Tandems east carries stoker bags here (http://www.tandemseast.com/parts/bags.html)
the CoMotion one is similar to the bag discussed in this thread.
07-15-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

About a year or two ago I did what Dantheman...

About a year or two ago I did what Dantheman suggested and bought an Urbano frame for my wife and a Procross frame for myself on ebay directly from Lynskey. I paid about $700 for each frame then had...
06-28-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,854
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I've watched every single TDF since the early 80s...

I've watched every single TDF since the early 80s but I'm joining the boycott, if they allow Froome to race this year's TDF then I'm not watching any more.
Actually i'm also waiting before I renew...
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,540
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

From Burlington area or St Albans you could ride...

From Burlington area or St Albans you could ride the Adventure Cycling Green Mountain loop. https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/green-mountains-loop/
We...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-07-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

accu gauge 0-15 for fat bikes, easy to use and...

accu gauge 0-15 for fat bikes, easy to use and accurate
...
10-10-17, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,744
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I built a couple of Lynskeys last winter for...

I built a couple of Lynskeys last winter for exactly what you are looking to do. Got the Urbano for my wife and a Pro Cross for me. I would have bought 2 Urbanos but I won an Ebay auction on the Pro...
10-09-17, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,501
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Me too. I'm almost ready to give up on it....

Me too. I'm almost ready to give up on it. Specialized saddles FTW.
08-14-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

save your money and buy the EX8, it's a massive...

save your money and buy the EX8, it's a massive upgrade from the EX7. The RE:Aktiv shock being one of the most important differences. When I bought my 2016 EX8 I also rode the EX7. Wow what a...
08-11-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,015
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

thanks We'll be staying in Gatineau on Friday...

thanks
We'll be staying in Gatineau on Friday Sept 8. Yes we have the MosaiCulture on our list of things to do, although I wasn't sure if it would still be open Sept 8-9?
We'll be riding over to...
08-11-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,931
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I suffer from lower back pain too but riding my...

I suffer from lower back pain too but riding my bike helps. I usually feel much better after a long ride . I ride mostly stretched out so my doctor says this isi good. If I ride my touring bike the...
08-11-17, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,015
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

thanks for the pictures SylvainG! My firiends and...

thanks for the pictures SylvainG! My firiends and I will be riding through Gatineau and Ottawa on a week+ long tour in a few weeks. We'll be staying at the Best Western Gatineau-Ottawa. I've routed...
07-20-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I've had one for over a year, used 3-5 times per...

I've had one for over a year, used 3-5 times per week year round. No issues whatsoever. I did replace the strap a month ago because the original was wearing where the velcro attaches but that was low...
05-31-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,503
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I have used the Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate...

I have used the Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate Monitor Armband for a year and a half. It has been perfect, not a single issue. I've used it with my Garmin 810, and several cell phones. Apps Strava,...
Forum: Touring
05-11-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Check the addenda on the Adventure Cycling...

Check the addenda on the Adventure Cycling website. Route 66 addenda ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,895
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I agree 100%. I've got a set of RS81s too. I...

I agree 100%.
I've got a set of RS81s too. I notice no difference between these and the Dura Ace C24s that I've got over 25000 miles on. They both are very smooth and spin great. I'm 183 lbs.
The...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

check out Sound Cyclists. I've never ridden with...

check out Sound Cyclists. I've never ridden with them but I know several members. It's an active club.
Public Schedule (http://www.soundcyclists.com/public-schedule.php)
03-14-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Tandems East has them for $175. Tandems East...

Tandems East has them for $175. Tandems East Accessories (http://www.tandemseast.com/parts/accessories.html)

Having a flight deck on my tandem is almost essential for me.
03-05-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Or better yet ...

Or better yet
http://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/bb30-outboard/bb30-outboard-bottom-brackets/bb30-to-outboard-bottom-bracket-for-24mm-cranks-shimano-red.html
This one is threaded in the middle...
Forum: Touring
02-06-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,234
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Me and friends did a mini credit card tour...

Me and friends did a mini credit card tour starting and ending in St Albans in July 2015. We left our cars at a B&B rode north on the Missisquoi rail trail then to Sutton QC, then over to St Jean Sur...
02-04-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,219
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I used the K-edge handlebar mount for years on 4...

I used the K-edge handlebar mount for years on 4 different bikes, MTB, Tandem, cross and road bikes. I have an old first issue HD GoPro. None of my video has ever been shaky. The mount is solid but...
Forum: Touring
01-27-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,404
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Add me to the list of interested parties until I...

Add me to the list of interested parties until I saw the fee. $1k sounds high to me too for a camping tour. I've done a few of this type of 1 week tour , most are considerably less expensive and yes...
Forum: Touring
01-15-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Tom- Try Ridewithgps, it's much easier to use and...

Tom- Try Ridewithgps, it's much easier to use and the route planning is much better than Strava. I use both but Strava is just facebook for bikes, you can see where your friends are riding, comment...
01-14-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Single day most awesome Gravel biking ride in the...

Single day most awesome Gravel biking ride in the East is the D2R2 .D2R2 (http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/d2r2)

it also happens to be the largest dirt road event in the country!

Lots of...
01-12-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,666
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I just started mountain biking about a year ago....

I just started mountain biking about a year ago. I bought these on Amazon for about $35-36. They've been great. I've smashed them into rocks untold times they are pretty scratched up but still...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,383
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

My wife has Raynauds so she always has cold hands...

My wife has Raynauds so she always has cold hands in winter. I bought her earlier versions of both the gloves and mittens that she used while skiing. They work well and still work fine after 3+...
01-03-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

The reach on ST-4700 shifters are adjustable,...

The reach on ST-4700 shifters are adjustable, shims are no longer needed on these new style shifters. See page 14 of document DM-ST0002-04 on this page. SHIMANO Dealer's Manual / User's Manual...
01-01-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

The ST R700 came out before shimano offered shims...

The ST R700 came out before shimano offered shims for their other 105 or Ultegra shifters. These were the first shifters that had the shims offered. They look to be the same size and shape as the...
12-30-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,576
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Hotronic warmers. Hotronic FootWarmers and Dryers...

Hotronic warmers. Hotronic FootWarmers and Dryers | Hotronic - Keeping Feet Warm, Keeping Hands and Feet Dry! (http://hotronic.com/)
My wife suffers from Raynauds. These have allowed us to keep up...
12-29-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

They are mechanical only. They are just like...

They are mechanical only. They are just like Shimano Ultegra 10sp 6600 series or 105 5600 series.

You need the new Hydraulic ST-RS505 or ST-RS685 but these are 11sp. These both have a reach...
12-15-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,529
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

My wife and I use the Cygolite Expilion 850. It'd...

My wife and I use the Cygolite Expilion 850. It'd not too bright using the daytime flash mode. Yes it reflects off of road signs a few hundred feet ahead in broad daylight but people will see you. A...
12-13-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,045
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

This is correct , SP41 Shimano housing was their...

This is correct , SP41 Shimano housing was their BEST housing up till just a few years ago. I run this stuff on all my bikes. It came as factory standard on our Trek Madones. That is a killer price...
10-27-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Are you sure you have the bearing in the right...

Are you sure you have the bearing in the right way? The relief or chamfered edge should face the crown race. That's the only thing I can think of. Otherwise you have the wrong bearing thickness.
10-26-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

You've got it on the right way but it should be...

You've got it on the right way but it should be pushed down more so that it's bottomed out on the fork. Then the fork will insert more into the head tube and take away that gap.
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,781
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

You're kidding right? I've found the exact...

You're kidding right?
I've found the exact opposite. 3 week-long plus tours the last 3 years, the last we just finished last week. Vermonters are some of the friendliest people and most courteous...
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Mini-v-brakes work great with STI Levers. No...

Mini-v-brakes work great with STI Levers. No issues using them on our touring bikes.
If you went to use regular v-brakes with STI lever just use a travel agent.
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I built 2 touring bikes last year. I used 10sp...

I built 2 touring bikes last year. I used 10sp Shimano 5703 cranksets, front triple derraileurs and Deorge 9sp rear derailleurs so that I could install large rear cassette. I changed the 30T front...
Forum: Northeast
09-25-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I'm not sure about rail trails but the road...

I'm not sure about rail trails but the road riding in that area is super. I spent a week there in June on a bike tour. We stayed downtown and took a different ride each day 38-. I've cycled in 32...
08-31-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 116,178
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

you can buy just the 46T chainring for your...

you can buy just the 46T chainring for your existing crankset. It's available because Shimano makes a 46/36 version of the Ultegra crankset for cyclocross bikes. This ring is expensive though! the...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Hi Tom- maybe this will help? ...

Hi Tom- maybe this will help?
http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/maps/bluffpoint.pdf
05-13-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,373
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

58 MPH tandem 56 MPH single I'm into the 40...

58 MPH tandem
56 MPH single
I'm into the 40 mph range on almost every ride I take from my home except when I'm on my MTB.
I hit 41 mph a few days ago on my cross bike.
05-13-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,638
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I guess you didn't follow the link? They are...

I guess you didn't follow the link?
They are making a trail across the state utilizing an old abandoned rail line. It will be a great resource when finished. My wife and l will be making the trek...
Forum: Northeast
05-12-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

One option is to take the Farmington Canal...

One option is to take the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and or local roads up to northern Ct then use the Adventure Cycling Atlantic Coast route maps for the remainder. ...
Forum: Touring
04-23-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

I did the Green Mountain tour last September on a...

I did the Green Mountain tour last September on a tandem with my wife. It's a great route. We modified it slightly by taking the Champlain Valley bike Island Line and bike ferry up to South Hero on...
03-29-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Our tandem chainstays are huge, no problem...

Our tandem chainstays are huge, no problem mounting it although it can and does get kicked out of alignment occasionally.
03-29-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By ct-vt-trekker

Cateye Double wireless CC-RD400DW or CC-RD410DW....

Cateye Double wireless CC-RD400DW or CC-RD410DW. We've got the CC-RD400DW on our tandem , works well, uses one cadence/speed sensor mounted on the chainstay.
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