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Forum: Touring
02-03-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,121
Posted By L134

I usually check threads for who the OP is before...

I usually check threads for who the OP is before I enter. Some I expect to learn something. Some I enter because I think I might have an answer. Some I enter because I think it will be...
Forum: Touring
01-31-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By L134

My last tour I used electric bike boxes for...

My last tour I used electric bike boxes for boxing my bike (not nearly your size). So much room I didn't need to remove racks and fenders. Will one of those work? I had no trouble checking bike on...
01-14-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,393
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...
01-13-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,393
Posted By L134

I had never ridden tubulars until a few years ago...

I had never ridden tubulars until a few years ago and, like you, was curious. I read Totally Tubular thread from beginning to end and gave it a try. I've converted all my bikes (except a bike...
01-11-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 904
Posted By L134

That's interesting. I've been playing with mine...

That's interesting. I've been playing with mine lately and found it didn't really like a 36 - seemed like the upper jockey wheel was a bit too close. It worked but was noisy and fiddly. When I...
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.
...
01-09-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,270
Posted By L134

I like using the Park Item # TSI-1. Hardly...

I like using the Park Item # TSI-1. Hardly necessary but, for me, usually makes for a much cleaner job making it worth the cost.
01-04-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,724
Posted By L134

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My 1982 720 because it has been raining a...
01-02-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,270
Posted By L134

I communicated with Jonathan Page back in 2020,...

I communicated with Jonathan Page back in 2020, at which time he was the US distributor but the website no longer seems to be good. I just learned this morning that Vittoria bought out Dugast in...
01-02-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,270
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...
12-13-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,642
Posted By L134

It's got me thinking about another bike I don't...

It's got me thinking about another bike I don't need. That's worth something? I can easily imagine that friction shifting without the springs could be a really nice improvement. I guess I'd like...
12-13-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By L134

I am a little lost but my 82 720 is currently...

I am a little lost but my 82 720 is currently equipped with a 700x33 tire on the rear with fenders and there is plenty of clearance. I've got a 30mm up front just because, not because of any...
11-28-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,934
Posted By L134

"Just PM me your address. FYI, the plastic toe...

"Just PM me your address. FYI, the plastic toe clips are both broken."

I think I have metal clips currently attached to Shimano 600 pedals that would fit. PM me if interested.
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By L134

Thanks for this. I found Dyna-Snap designed...

Thanks for this. I found Dyna-Snap designed specifically for this. Maybe a bit pricey but I like the idea.
11-22-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,000
Posted By L134

I'd suggest using either a 32 middle ring or 42...

I'd suggest using either a 32 middle ring or 42 large ring to eliminate gear duplication. But, before purchasing anything, I would play with a gear calculator.
11-20-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By L134

When I already have all the parts on hand, I put...

When I already have all the parts on hand, I put them together to see if they "work." I care not what the manufacturer's specs are. When they don't "work," my experience is that the bike will...
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: 3,557
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):
...
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By L134

I have no idea on value other than I ran across...

I have no idea on value other than I ran across this listing the other day: https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-peugeot-pn-10-completely/7549495207.html

I'd have thought a good...
10-26-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20,009
Views: 2,529,511
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?
10-17-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 968
Posted By L134

This past summer I packed mine in an electric...

This past summer I packed mine in an electric bike box (free from electric bike rental store) - much bigger and sturdier than regular bike boxes. Checked it with connecting flight on way out, shipped...
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...
10-12-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,234
Posted By L134

When small bits fall to the floor and roll off to...

When small bits fall to the floor and roll off to parts unknown.
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!...
10-07-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,934
Posted By L134

I was new to this game. I am the guilty party...

I was new to this game. I am the guilty party for the 600 clips. They were small, fit in the box, not broken, vintage, not duplicate of anything else and probably only 3 because I had recently...
10-07-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,886
Posted By L134

I feel the same here in San Diego. I was...

I feel the same here in San Diego. I was skeptical at first, but my sense from experience is that they do help.
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,266
Posted By L134

I use a Mountain Tamer in triple mode. Looks...

I use a Mountain Tamer in triple mode. Looks like he has one 17t available. Mine with a 19t worked flawlessly. I experimented with it as a quad. It worked but wasn't worth it. Mountain Tamer...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,266
Posted By L134

My 19x36 (19/34/42 triple) gives me about an 18%...

My 19x36 (19/34/42 triple) gives me about an 18% lower gear than your 34x52, if I did my math correctly. My cassette is a 9 speed 12-36. Did a fully loaded, 2800 mile tour this summer with that and...
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...
10-02-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,681
Posted By L134

I use a couple Rallys as spares. I like the ride...

I use a couple Rallys as spares. I like the ride of all the Veloflex tires I've used, including just over 200 miles on a couple Ravens (I don't know yet how durable the Ravens are). At $43 per...
10-01-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,681
Posted By L134

That is actually a clincher. "Open" tubular is...

That is actually a clincher. "Open" tubular is kind of a marketing thing. I'd go for the Veloflex Raven on sale at Merlin: ...
09-29-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,886
Posted By L134

That's a joke. Coincidentally, I'm in NYC now...

That's a joke. Coincidentally, I'm in NYC now and, near as I can tell, it is a total free for all - anybody on/in anything can be anywhere going any direction at any speed. My nephew is an...
09-26-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,886
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.
09-24-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By L134

By the time someone sees the reflective strip on...

By the time someone sees the reflective strip on your sidewall it is too late.
09-23-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By L134

I had those at one time but the bike got stolen. ...

I had those at one time but the bike got stolen. I did not like them. For me, they were a pain to install, I did worry about crushing, and I just felt they looked clunky. If I were to do it over,...
09-19-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By L134

Haha, not sure I've ever used one but I still do...

Haha, not sure I've ever used one but I still do it. You never know.
09-19-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By L134

Regarding tire/tube size mismatches

The question of whether or not one can use a tube of one size with a tire of another size seems to come up frequently. Today, the sidewall on my Schwalbe 700C 50mm Racing Ralph tubular failed. I...
09-19-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,615
Posted By L134

Is this what you are looking for? ...

Is this what you are looking for?
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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...
09-17-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By L134

I don't think I have any direct experience with...

I don't think I have any direct experience with that model but the cage looks long enough and it looks as though you should be able to get enough swing out of it. If you own it, I would just put it...
09-15-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,886
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 24,934
Posted By L134

On the way to next victim...

On the way to next victim...
Forum: Touring
09-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,246
Posted By L134

Exactly. I just finished riding 2800 miles to...

Exactly. I just finished riding 2800 miles to Alaska with my 5.5 lb, 50 year old, 2 person Sierra Designs tent and a Z-fold mattress much to the amusement of others in the group. They even claimed...
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...
09-02-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,615
Posted By L134

Probably 140. The old Kuwahara frame it was...

Probably 140. The old Kuwahara frame it was mounted in measures 142.
09-01-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,615
Posted By L134

I have a 48h Sansin sealed bearing freewheel hub...

I have a 48h Sansin sealed bearing freewheel hub threaded for the Arai drum laced to a 27" rim. The whole thing is available or I could remove the hub. Bearings feel decent.
Forum: Touring
08-27-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By L134

Why not your BG? It is such a pretty bike.

Why not your BG? It is such a pretty bike.
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