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03-31-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By mycoatl

I agree with the Smartwool recommendation. It's...

I agree with the Smartwool recommendation. It's the only brand of wool top big enough for me to wear (I wear XXL longsleeve zip tops). The others all seem to be "athletic cut" and too slim for my...
06-28-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,676
Posted By mycoatl

I like the Soma Thick n Zesty tape.

I like the Soma Thick n Zesty tape.
02-01-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By mycoatl

Thanks for all of the excellent information and...

Thanks for all of the excellent information and advice. My head almost exploded a few threads back, but I think I followed everyone's comments, and you've given me a lot to chew on.
02-01-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By mycoatl

HRM for weight loss and training?

I'm considering getting a heart rate monitor and wondered how useful it is for weight loss? My plan is to use it on workouts to do the following, and I'd like your feedback on whether an HRM is...
11-04-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By mycoatl

Congrats on hitting th sub-Clyde mark! I...

Congrats on hitting th sub-Clyde mark! I appreciate your detailed posts about your journey and what works for you. I look forward to reading the next installment!
Forum: Touring
10-17-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By mycoatl

3. Another option for bottles is the Soma Crystal...

3. Another option for bottles is the Soma Crystal Polypropylene Bottle (http://store.somafab.com/crppwabo.html)--inexpensive and no more plastic tea taste.
10-17-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,312
Posted By mycoatl

Around here (Portland, OR), that bike would go...

Around here (Portland, OR), that bike would go for +/- $1000. Your name includes "vt" so I'm wondering if you live in Vermont? If so, if may be difficult to sell this time of year since folks won't...
10-14-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By mycoatl

I'm not sure what "affordable" means to you, but...

I'm not sure what "affordable" means to you, but the Salsa CroMoto Grande Rigid 29r Fork (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=35812&category=703) will fit the bill. I...
10-11-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,228
Posted By mycoatl

River City is a great shop, and I highly...

River City is a great shop, and I highly recommend them. They do not regularly stock DV tandems, but could order something in for you. Call ahead if you're making the trip up here to see a DV and...
10-10-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,113
Posted By mycoatl

Weight Loss Diet Help

I'm so impressed by the success stories here! There's a lot of weight loss "advice" out there, but I want to know what's really worked for you.

I'm a clyde who's struggled to lose weight for...
10-05-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,304
Posted By mycoatl

What we bring depends on where we're going and...

What we bring depends on where we're going and how far from civilization we'll be, but our general kit includes the following in a seat bag:

Tube, patch kit, pump (on frame of bike).
Multitool,...
10-05-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,984
Posted By mycoatl

We use fenders on our tandem. In Portland, if we...

We use fenders on our tandem. In Portland, if we didn't ride in the rain, we wouldn't ride much. ;)
10-04-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By mycoatl

My best guess is that it's a 2006 Cannondale...

My best guess is that it's a 2006 Cannondale Mountain Tandem (http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2006&Brand=Cannondale&Model=Mountain+Tandem&Type=bike), which is one of the few...
Forum: Touring
10-04-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By mycoatl

I'm a side sleeper too, and just purchased a...

I'm a side sleeper too, and just purchased a Thermarest pillow like this one (http://www.rei.com/product/719843/therm-a-rest-compressible-pillow) for my latest tour. I use the large size--a little...
Forum: Touring
10-04-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,052
Posted By mycoatl

Yes, they will all work fine in friction mode....

Yes, they will all work fine in friction mode. However, if you want to index the rear derailleur, you should know that the Dura Ace 8-speed bar ends pull a different amount of cable than the "light...
10-03-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,797
Posted By mycoatl

I have a 1998 Cannondale RT1000 that uses 140mm...

I have a 1998 Cannondale RT1000 that uses 140mm spacing. My understanding is Cannondale went to 145mm in 1999. One question--do you have a rear rack on the bike? My rack squeezes my stays together...
Forum: Touring
09-28-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By mycoatl

No worries. Cheaper is cheaper!

No worries. Cheaper is cheaper!
Forum: Touring
09-28-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By mycoatl

Sale on Ortlieb Panniers at Western Bikeworks

FYI, Ortlieb Bike Packers, Front Rollers, and Back Rollers are 20% off at Western Bikeworks (http://www.westernbikeworks.com/search/ortlieb)in Portland right now. You can order online. I'm not...
09-28-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By mycoatl

She hasn't tried a normal seatpost yet, and her...

She hasn't tried a normal seatpost yet, and her explanation is that she doesn't think she needs suspension. I suspect, though, that the true reasons are closer to your experience--crappy suspension...
09-28-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By mycoatl

Stoker Thinks She Doesn't Want a Thudbuster--Is she Crazy???

I need to buy a need seatpost for my stoker, and she says she doesn't care if it's a Thudbuster and doesn't think she needs suspension. Up until now she's ridden on a cheap "boing boing" suspension...
Forum: Touring
09-28-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,361
Posted By mycoatl

Check out the photos at Wallingford Bike...

Check out the photos at Wallingford Bike (http://www.wallbike.com). They show photos of each bag on a bike--very helpful for gauging their size.
Forum: Touring
09-15-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,157
Posted By mycoatl

Thanks Gus. I can't tell whether the Sutra is...

Thanks Gus. I can't tell whether the Sutra is available as a frame only or just as a full build. Do you know?

I should probably mention that I'm looking for a frameset only because I will be...
Forum: Touring
09-15-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,157
Posted By mycoatl

Frame Choices: Surly LHT / Soma Saga / Salsa Vaya / Bruce Gordon BLT?

I'm looking for a new frame, and am considering either a Surly LHT, Soma Saga, Salsa Vaya, or Bruce Gordon BLT. I mostly tour on my tandem, so I'd be using it for relaxed riding, commuting, and the...
08-09-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By mycoatl

Chris_W, thanks for that recommendation. Yes, I...

Chris_W, thanks for that recommendation. Yes, I am using an 8-speed chain, which makes all of the 10-speed stuff a little too narrow. I'll see if the shop can dig up an Ultegra 6503.
Forum: Touring
08-09-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 44,093
Posted By mycoatl

Sporting goods and camping stores will have it...

Sporting goods and camping stores will have it (REI, Dicks, Cabelas). So will Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer, K-Mart and the like. Home Depot and Lowe's probably has it as well. It's usually sold in 1 gallon...
08-09-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By mycoatl

Large Capacity Front Derailleur

I just got my tandem back from the shop and noticed that they overtightened the clamp on my front derailleur and cracked it. Thanks a bunch, guys! I had a Sachs Quartz on there which was large...
Forum: Touring
08-03-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By mycoatl

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Finding tires...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Finding tires in stock locally has been a challenge, but I managed to track down a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, so I'm going with that.
08-03-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,583
Posted By mycoatl

I don't think $800 is a bad price if everything...

I don't think $800 is a bad price if everything is in good shape. With 1500 miles, it's probably in good condition, but it's also enought miles that it could be a bit beat up, and it could have lots...
Forum: Touring
08-01-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By mycoatl

Foldable 700x37 tire recommendation?

I'd like to carry a foldable 700x37 tire as a spare, and the only one I've come across in that size is the Continental Contact Extra Light. Anyone tried that tire or have other recommendations? FYI,...
Forum: Touring
07-12-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,267
Posted By mycoatl

I'm slower than my wife, so my sneaky trick was...

I'm slower than my wife, so my sneaky trick was buying us a tandem for touring. Now she can't get away from me.
06-16-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By mycoatl

You can date the components: ...

You can date the components: http://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm . That should give you a pretty accurate idea of the frame age if the components are original.
05-18-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By mycoatl

Also, you should check out a Kona Dew. It's about...

Also, you should check out a Kona Dew. It's about $400 brand spanking new, and great a value and good component mix for a clyde.
04-14-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By mycoatl

Thanks for the tips everyone. These are my first...

Thanks for the tips everyone. These are my first v-brakes, and I thought they were set up funky, and thanks to your advice I have figured out a big part of the problem: they are rigged with noodles...
04-13-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By mycoatl

V Brake with Drops: Travel Agent or V-specific levers?

I recently picked up an older Cannondale tandem with V-brakes, using travel agents and cheapo Dia Compe brake levers. The rear brake is very hard to pull (I can't pull hard enough from the hoods to...
04-12-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,456
Posted By mycoatl

If you want to check out other tandems in...

If you want to check out other tandems in Portland, you should head over to the Hollywood Bike Gallery--they carry Co-Motion.

Also, I'd recommend taking a trip to Eugene to visit Co-Motion,...
Forum: Touring
04-07-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,104
Posted By mycoatl

May can be quite variable on the Oregon...

May can be quite variable on the Oregon coast--lots of rain and miserable, or pretty mild. I'd plan on rain at least half the days of your tour (although many of those days will have lots of...
04-05-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By mycoatl

Just wanted to follow up on this thread and say...

Just wanted to follow up on this thread and say that your advice was spot on. Last night we picked up a 23/21 1998 Cannondale RT1000 for $900. It's a great fit for us, and the stoker compartment is...
04-01-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,635
Posted By mycoatl

Here's a nice big frame for you: ...

Here's a nice big frame for you: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/2299956428.html
03-25-11, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By mycoatl

Hokitika tandem by Tandems East?

I called Mel at Tandems East to discuss recommendations for my wife and I for our first tandem. She is 6'1" and I'm 5'10", and Mel suggested the Hokitika 2-be-one tandem (their house brand), because...
03-24-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By mycoatl

Any Tandem Commuters?

My wife and I are shopping for our first tandem. In addition to weekend rides and touring, we're considering using it to commute together (easy 5 miles each way, dedicated bike lanes w/ moderate...
03-22-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By mycoatl

Thanks for the advice, everyone; it is...

Thanks for the advice, everyone; it is invaluable. The C-Dales look like they might be a good fit for our needs. However, I looked at the sizes online, and it looks like they come in a L/S or a...
03-21-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By mycoatl

Used Tandem Shopping Advice

My wife and I are in the market for our first tandem. We're willing to spend $1000 - $1500 for something decent, but don't want to spend $3000 + for something custom. Maybe we'll splurge for our...
Forum: Touring
03-14-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,596
Posted By mycoatl

The only gloves that are comfortable for me are...

The only gloves that are comfortable for me are Louis Garneau Biogel RX gloves.
Forum: Touring
03-14-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,634
Posted By mycoatl

I have heard that REI will ship bikes between...

I have heard that REI will ship bikes between stores for a reasonable fee (I heard $50-$60 a few years ago). Might be worth checking out if there are REI stores at your departure and arrival cities.
Forum: Touring
03-07-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,784
Posted By mycoatl

In the past, you could use your 20% coupon on...

In the past, you could use your 20% coupon on Novarra bikes, but not on other brands. Also, there is usually a bike sale in May where many of their bikes are 20% off.
03-07-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By mycoatl

For raingear, I'm using a Showers Pass Elite...

For raingear, I'm using a Showers Pass Elite jacket and Mountain Hardwear Epic pants. Both come in clyde-friendly sizing (I always have a hard time finding pants that a big enough without being way...
03-07-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By mycoatl

Welcome to Portland, the most bike-friendly city...

Welcome to Portland, the most bike-friendly city in the US! You'll love it here. There are dozens and dozens of bike shops here. My favs are River City Cycles, Sellwood Cycles, and Coventry (for...
Forum: Touring
03-07-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By mycoatl

I spent a few weeks on an archaeology dig at an...

I spent a few weeks on an archaeology dig at an old mining town in Washington's North Cascades. The only concern about drinking water there was arsenic, but the stream had been tested and was OK for...
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,269
Posted By mycoatl

Joe, Thank you for the advice--that's very...

Joe, Thank you for the advice--that's very helpful information.
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,269
Posted By mycoatl

Weight limits on Burleys?

I've been looking at getting a used recumbent to use for commuting and touring, probably a CLWB or LWB. I like the Burleys I've ridden (Canto, Limbo, and Koosah), but was wondering if anyone knows...
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