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08-01-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 456,225
Posted By irwin7638

A more modern mixte, Soma Buena Vista cafe racer...

A more modern mixte, Soma Buena Vista cafe racer style. It's become my favorite fair weather commuter.
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07-11-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 834,994
Posted By irwin7638

My Rivendell Hunqapillar, finally powdercoated...

My Rivendell Hunqapillar, finally powdercoated after 11 years of beating it up on tours. It's Riv's anywhere, any road, anytime for big boys bike.
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07-11-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,643
Posted By irwin7638

My Rivendell Hunqapillar, finally powdercoated...

My Rivendell Hunqapillar, finally powdercoated after 11 years of beating it up on tours. It's Riv's anywhere, any road, anytime for big boys bike....
Forum: Touring
06-14-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,418
Posted By irwin7638

Unlike you I've never been one for trips longer...

Unlike you I've never been one for trips longer than 10 days. I just turned 70 and still am taking 3 or 4 trips a year ranging from 3-10 days in different interesting locations. Still camp as much...
05-09-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By irwin7638

Septuagenarian cycling

That was a mouthful just writing it down, but since I'm officially qualified to talk about it, I thought I'd try. Having seven decades behind me I really don't know what to say. Things don't...
05-02-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,643
Posted By irwin7638

After 10 years of serious fully loaded trips, I...

After 10 years of serious fully loaded trips, I cleaned up my Hunqapillar and had it powdercoated so I could quit stressing about the finish....
Forum: Touring
12-22-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,659
Views: 2,458,429
Posted By irwin7638

Those are stoker knobs, normally used for the...

Those are stoker knobs, normally used for the stoker on a tandem to have a place to rest like the hoods on the brakes. I put them there for the same reason, to have a riding position between the...
Forum: Touring
12-22-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,659
Views: 2,458,429
Posted By irwin7638

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/hunq_loaded_939effc4c49bd1b89be6b0fc58ece251de03e010.jpg
Hunqapillar ready to roll out for the day.
Forum: Commuting
12-22-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15,586
Views: 11,970,909
Posted By irwin7638

Soma Buena Vista

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Soma Buena Vista frame, 1X9 setup Lauterwasser bars, VO saddle and an...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By irwin7638

I use a Timbuk2 messenger bag and really like it....

I use a Timbuk2 messenger bag and really like it. That one you have looks like a really good deal although a bit smaller than mine. Most messenger bags also have a second cross strap to keep it...
Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,428
Posted By irwin7638

I've done Amtrak several times a year through...

I've done Amtrak several times a year through Union Station. The trains aren't ALWAYS late, but 30 minutes is way too tight to depend upon it. The 4 hour layover can be enough time to enjoy "The...
04-07-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 933
Posted By irwin7638

A chance conversation about age and cycling.

I thought this group might enjoy the chance encounter at the end of this post.
Simply Cycle: Found a place to lose myself...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,173
Posted By irwin7638

My commute is only 6 miles and I have found the...

My commute is only 6 miles and I have found the route to be +/- 5 minutes on any bike depending on the weather, traffic and lights. I have an '87 Trek 560 road bike, a Soma Buena Vista, a Brompton...
02-28-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 72,643
Posted By irwin7638

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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From top left:Soma Buena Vista, Rivendell Sam Hillborne, "87 Trek 560,...
01-08-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,225
Posted By irwin7638

Can't be said any better than that. I don't...

Can't be said any better than that. I don't compete or even ride competitively and prefer steel, but have an aluminum 29er for the Michigan winters.

Marc
Forum: Commuting
07-12-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,997
Posted By irwin7638

I have used the Park Chain cleaner for several...

I have used the Park Chain cleaner for several years now. I just had to buy a new one because I dropped and cracked the first. I think it is very effective and use it once a month with Zep Citrus...
12-24-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 690
Views: 64,835
Posted By irwin7638

Leave common sense out of this! It frightens...

Leave common sense out of this! It frightens people these days.

Marc
Forum: Commuting
04-20-15, 03:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,061
Posted By irwin7638

All the youngsters who have been introduced to...

All the youngsters who have been introduced to the sport via television coverage of the Tour miss out on a valuable experience. Most that I meet don't commute because they are afraid they might hurt...
07-16-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,462
Posted By irwin7638

Here is my city bike.393492 A Soma Buena Vista...

Here is my city bike.393492
A Soma Buena Vista Mixte I built with a Nuvinci Hub. I love it, commute on it, do all my errands around town on it.
Google Mixte for men, you'll find some interesting...
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