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01-14-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,392
Posted By L134

But, but, but - I thought everyone wanted to be...

But, but, but - I thought everyone wanted to be part of the 1%. Now you can and it is so easy.

OP is curious. Obviously some like and some don't. Only way for OP to find out which camp he is in...
Forum: Touring
01-10-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,238
Posted By L134

I love it! Here is my 82 Trek with same bag...

I love it! Here is my 82 Trek with same bag still going strong. Picture taken 12/10/22.
...
01-02-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,264
Posted By L134

I have some 50mm Schwalbe Racing Ralphs but...

I have some 50mm Schwalbe Racing Ralphs but Schwalbe seems to have got out of the tubular business and the residual supplies of the 50mm tires seems to have dried up. Dugast shows tires up to 50mm...
12-23-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,599
Posted By L134

All I can suggest is that you make sure that MT1...

All I can suggest is that you make sure that MT1 can actually be used in all the places you might need to use it. I have one and carry it sometimes but generally hate it. Because of all the...
11-16-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By L134

I had a similar problem which I solved. ...

I had a similar problem which I solved. Unfortunately, I made two changes at once so can't be sure which change was the fix if not both. I changed out a 110 BB for a 107 BB (and I can't remember...
Forum: Touring
11-10-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,556
Posted By L134

For me, your 1x steps are huge and unacceptable....

For me, your 1x steps are huge and unacceptable. I prefer this gear chart because I find it easier to visualize the steps and shift patterns (doing 1x I suppose makes no difference):
...
10-26-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20,009
Views: 2,529,456
Posted By L134

Like your bike! ...

Like your bike!
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1978 Bruce Gordon on Fiesta Island
10-21-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,721
Posted By L134

I couldn't make it through the entire article. ...

I couldn't make it through the entire article. Did anyone deface the make and model of their bike?
10-13-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By L134

Oh, don't give up! I think I read every article...

Oh, don't give up! I think I read every article on wood wheels I could find on the wheelfanatyk site and just went for it. I built my own with straight gauge and I don't have a tensiometer - just...
10-11-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By L134

Not far off from what I've got. I've got over...

Not far off from what I've got. I've got over 2,500 of ordinary city riding on them without issues. I love them!...
10-04-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By L134

1) Not that I'm aware of. 2) How is the timing...

1) Not that I'm aware of.
2) How is the timing chain tensioned on that bike, eccentric? Is it frozen?
3) It is not like $450 is a whole lot of money but I would expect that bike to be completely...
09-26-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,884
Posted By L134

Except then that is where the UPS truck will...

Except then that is where the UPS truck will stop. The simplest solution is to not implement an inherently dangerous (and expensive) design in the first place.
09-18-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By L134

ehcoplex , That and, I think, even on a...

ehcoplex ,

That and, I think, even on a single one wants to let up on the pedal stroke when making the shift to reduce tension in the chain making it easier for it to release from the middle chain...
09-15-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,884
Posted By L134

The local bicycle advocacy group, San Diego...

The local bicycle advocacy group, San Diego Bicycle Coalition, is pushing these damn things and they are, unfortunately, multiplying! In my view, they are the most dangerous place anyone can ride...
09-11-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,527
Posted By L134

Looks great! Sometimes a reverse pull FD can...

Looks great! Sometimes a reverse pull FD can help getting to the granny.
09-09-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,934
Posted By L134

BOC, all 32 lbs of it, landed on my porch...

BOC, all 32 lbs of it, landed on my porch yesterday, a day early. I am new to this and felt quite intimidated when I opened it up - how could I possibly get everything back into the box if I dared...
05-17-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By L134

Couldn't help but think the tandem you purchased...

Couldn't help but think the tandem you purchased must be pretty special to justify an out of area purchase given that the used tandem market in S CA provides plenty of local opportunity. My wife is...
05-11-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By L134

But, keep in mind that the Arai brake on the...

But, keep in mind that the Arai brake on the Burley may be worth more all by itself than the Amazon or WalMart bike. One has to wonder how that might be and what it means.
04-21-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,336
Posted By L134

I've given up on multi-tools. Never seen or had...

I've given up on multi-tools. Never seen or had one that didn't have tools on it I didn't need or had tools I needed but couldn't use because the tool design and bike configuration didn't mesh well.
03-25-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By L134

May I ask why? This seems like an extremely...

May I ask why? This seems like an extremely limiting and unnecessary condition unless that crank doesn't have removable chainrings. Slide those chainring numbers around a bit.
03-01-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,606
Posted By L134

Not really. Cost of shipping will work for me. ...

Not really. Cost of shipping will work for me. I'll PM.
03-01-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,606
Posted By L134

Have...

Have 2https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0748_db56f903adfa7d07c94d89180334436fe8605fe8.jpg
12-14-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,264
Posted By L134

I think maybe one reason I wasn't wowed by them...

I think maybe one reason I wasn't wowed by them is that it didn't seem like going from 28 to 30 improved ride quality/comfort. If I remember correctly, I probably started with pressures of 72 rear,...
12-13-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By L134

I've put about 2600 miles on these and love them....

I've put about 2600 miles on these and love them. They are Cerchio (https://www.cerchioghisallo.shop/cerchi-tubolari) rims and I do not baby them. I'm running with 9 speeds and have had no...
12-13-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,264
Posted By L134

I've put about 1700 miles on one and 900 on...

I've put about 1700 miles on one and 900 on another. I am not wowed by them and both are now in spare mode and the higher mileage one is marginal at that. I did not have good flat luck with them,...
10-31-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 32,316
Posted By L134

https://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Februa...

https://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2019/Bicycle-Bank-Robber-Tom-Justice/
09-24-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By L134

I've had it done thru Joe Bell in Spring Valley. ...

I've had it done thru Joe Bell in Spring Valley. Take bare frame and fork in and get frame spread and everything aligned professionally for $100.
07-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 228,836
Posted By L134

Yeah, I use both depending on where I'm going or...

Yeah, I use both depending on where I'm going or coming from. All require care! Not an area for shooting for PR's.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By L134

just like cars insurance companies are going to...

just like cars insurance companies are going to give you as little as possible. They donít care if you had a Colnago made from angel bones encrusted with jewels made from unicrown horn that was...
04-23-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 15,853
Posted By L134

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1977 somewhere in Washington
03-18-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By L134

They'd be my choice as well.

They'd be my choice as well.
02-18-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,726
Posted By L134

My experience with sealant is, if I can pump up...

My experience with sealant is, if I can pump up the tire and it will hold air long enough that I can ride it for a bit, sealant will work. If the tire won't hold air at all, sealant is a mess, won't...
02-15-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By L134

I'm always nervous riding or driving out there...

I'm always nervous riding or driving out there (but do occasionally) as you are dealing with the impatient casino crowds. A local postman was killed cycling out there about a year ago by a drunk...
01-20-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,872
Posted By L134

Disassembled, cleaned, frame and fork...

Disassembled, cleaned, frame and fork professionally aligned, reassembled:

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11-11-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 138,109
Posted By L134

Thanks. Iíve only had the Gordon about a year and...

Thanks. Iíve only had the Gordon about a year and a half but it is as though it were made for me. It is an incredible ride. It just seems to know where I want to go.

...
10-07-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By L134

Sent pm.

Sent pm.
10-06-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,352
Posted By L134

I use the IRS standard mileage rate.

I use the IRS standard mileage rate.
08-27-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By L134

Hadnít thought of that but, yes, same tooth...

Hadnít thought of that but, yes, same tooth count.

In process of checking, I did think maybe the Cyclone spring is just more tired. If I were to give it another chance, I would try to wind it...
08-26-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,515
Posted By L134

For your intended use I think you are...

For your intended use I think you are over-thinking the whole thing. Probably most anything will be fine. If you like over-thinking bikes (I do), I would agree with most already said except I...
08-01-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By L134

What has worked well for me is to get my butt off...

What has worked well for me is to get my butt off the saddle and have the lightest of grip on the handlebars. In other words, almost all weight on the pedals. Start my descent this way and never a...
07-22-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,245
Posted By L134

Wow! Carbon is almost always a real turn-off...

Wow! Carbon is almost always a real turn-off aesthetically for me but THAT is one cool looking bike!
07-20-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,762
Posted By L134

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Overloaded for 2day shake down to Long Beach from where bike was stolen so I...
06-30-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,639
Posted By L134

Check out the RBW Google user group. Clem Smith...

Check out the RBW Google user group. Clem Smith frames for sale seem to pop up fairly regularly.
06-12-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,882
Posted By L134

That looks like a very good touring bike and not...

That looks like a very good touring bike and not strange at all to me. I rode a section of the GDMBR with 42/34/19 crankset using a mountain tamer for the 19. Cassette was a 12-36. I didn’t set it...
05-15-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,264
Posted By L134

Right and Iím sorry, I wasnít really expecting...

Right and Iím sorry, I wasnít really expecting anyone to do the digging for me, I just thought maybe somebody already had a line on a good buy. I think most of my best buys on tubulars have...
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,126
Posted By L134

Added bonus, it is on Old Route 66. ...

Added bonus, it is on Old Route 66.
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Gateway Trailnet (now Trailnet -...
05-08-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,569
Posted By L134

I certainly understand your concerns which is...

I certainly understand your concerns which is sort of why I suggested starting with used wheels to keep costs down. I am new to tubulars as of 1.5 years ago. I had the same concerns though my...
05-08-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,569
Posted By L134

Though my suggestion will not answer the original...

Though my suggestion will not answer the original question as stated I think it may address your goals as I understand them:

Ditch the gators, pick up a nice, used set of tubular wheels off...
04-25-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By L134

I have one. Sent you a PM

I have one. Sent you a PM
03-28-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 47,831
Posted By L134

Quote: Originally Posted by bargo68 View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bargo68 View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1150602-rivendell-seems-have-changed-8.html#post21386547)
1) how many people bought a Riv...
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