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Forum: Touring
09-18-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,779
Posted By SkippyX

Yeah - but climbing is a bear when you're towing...

Yeah - but climbing is a bear when you're towing a Steinway.....
09-18-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,932
Posted By SkippyX

"This East German team has long been one of the...

"This East German team has long been one of the strongest female teams on the circuit. Their team captain, Hans Meyer, attributes their strength to their dedication to training......"



The...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,506
Posted By SkippyX

No joke. I developed an enormous boil on my rear...

No joke. I developed an enormous boil on my rear end. It started out as a saddle sore. 20 mile commute, cotton boxer briefs on under gym shorts.

It was a miserable experience. Wound up w/ the...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,506
Posted By SkippyX

Cold front coming through on Fri. evening,...

Cold front coming through on Fri. evening, according to the weatherman. The first one since....June?...May?....

It's only supposed to get up to 85 on Saturday. Hope it doesn't rain much.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-14, 04:38 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,506
Posted By SkippyX

I can help you with that. Remember "The...

I can help you with that.

Remember "The Wizard of Oz"? At the end when the wicked witch had the water dumped on her? "I'm melting....I'm melting".

Yeah. It's like that.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-14, 04:36 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,506
Posted By SkippyX

The bike trail along the bayou? I like that ride....

The bike trail along the bayou? I like that ride.

I live up on the north side (inside the beltway but outside of 610) and ride to Greenway Plaza area.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,506
Posted By SkippyX

I grew up in a small town about 20 miles east of...

I grew up in a small town about 20 miles east of Rochester and 10 miles south of Lake Ontario. Vancouver, eh? You chose wisely.
09-09-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,996
Posted By SkippyX

As someone who was at Clark AB, RP in the...

As someone who was at Clark AB, RP in the mid-80's, I'm pretty sure you've got some insane stories about that tour.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,506
Posted By SkippyX

I would think that depends on your location and...

I would think that depends on your location and your commute.

I live in Houston - which is frying pan hot all summer long. I ride ~14 miles one way. Mornings are warm & humid (75 degrees & 94%...
09-05-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,394
Posted By SkippyX

First, welcome! 1. The bike has got to be...

First, welcome!

1. The bike has got to be comfortable or I won't ride it. I have a road bike - an early 80's Fuji. I'm just not comfortable on that bike. The racer's crouch irritates me. I spent a...
09-04-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By SkippyX

Orient Express? I just picked one of those...

Orient Express?

I just picked one of those up - later model than the one you have, though. It is a nice-riding bike. Mine is welded rather than lugged.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By SkippyX

We used to ride gravel trails on 27" ten speeds...

We used to ride gravel trails on 27" ten speeds shod w/ department gumwall tires back in the day. :50:

We didn't ride them quickly, though.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-14, 10:14 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 22,370
Posted By SkippyX

Yep. My commuter (putting it together right now)...

Yep. My commuter (putting it together right now) is an 80's Peugeot ATB. 26" wheels. I can get 1.5" slicks. Change the tires and I can take it up to the national forest for some trail riding. One...
08-27-14, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24,327
Views: 2,263,485
Posted By SkippyX

15 mile out & back. Trying to get in shape well...

15 mile out & back. Trying to get in shape well enough to start commuting. It's a fifteen mile commute one way.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,521
Posted By SkippyX

Another vote for panniers here. I used a...

Another vote for panniers here.

I used a backpack for a while on a long commute and abandoned the backpack specifically for the reasons cited by the OP. I sweat like a pig wherever the backpack...
08-27-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By SkippyX

Yeah. Me too. As of today - although technically...

Yeah. Me too. As of today - although technically I guess I need to wait until 6:20 p.m. to say "Yeah - I am officially fifty."

That's OK, I'll fudge the time and call it a day.
08-25-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,209
Posted By SkippyX

"Weird. I'm surprised you don't like the look....

"Weird. I'm surprised you don't like the look. Your wife LOVED it......"
Forum: Touring
08-23-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,362
Posted By SkippyX

Could always hike the AT N-S, pick up a bike in...

Could always hike the AT N-S, pick up a bike in GA, ride to CA & pick up the start of the PCT.

Might have to change your username to "Ulysses", though.

EDIT: Maybe Ride the Divide.......
08-22-14, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,957
Posted By SkippyX

Dude, I weigh over 300 lbs and I'm the only white...

Dude, I weigh over 300 lbs and I'm the only white guy living in my neighborhood. I've ridden all over this neighborhood, aside from a couple of youngsters looking at me crazily, mostly what I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,296
Posted By SkippyX

My son rides a '73 Fuji Special Road Racer. He's...

My son rides a '73 Fuji Special Road Racer. He's 6'3, and the frame fits him perfectly. He says that the guy who runs the bike shop in town just down the street from the campus says he gets three or...
08-19-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By SkippyX

Sounds like a nice bike. I'm with you on the ride...

Sounds like a nice bike. I'm with you on the ride quality.

I'm holding off on doing anything to the Peugeot aside from wheels and a cheap rack until I get to know it better. I know that finding a...
08-19-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By SkippyX

What did you build for fun?

Hey, guys.

So....I have this 80's Peugeot ATB. I like it. It looks like a stout touring bike from back in the day, with a full compliment - for the time - of braze-ons for whatever you'd like to...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,408
Posted By SkippyX

That's why I just bought an 80's bike. I didn't...

That's why I just bought an 80's bike. I didn't pay anywhere near $300, but I'm sure the pawnshop selling it was surprised to have anyone other than a cop looking for stolen bikes checking it out....
08-16-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,872,672
Posted By SkippyX

I have barcons on my Fuji. I like those shifters....

I have barcons on my Fuji. I like those shifters. I plan on the same thing for my Peugeot.




That's a might pretty Peugeot. It's earlier than mine. My forks don't look like that. They look...
08-15-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By SkippyX

Hey. Been a while.

How y'all doin'? Got a long-winded story and a few questions for y'all. The questions are down at the bottom. I know I go on at times.

I used to bicycle commute a couple of years ago. It was one...
08-15-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 51,160
Views: 6,636,700
Posted By SkippyX

FELT CENTURION ROAD BIKE - $125 - Houston CL

Dunno anything about it, but it looked interesting.

58cm

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/4619930141.html

399505
08-15-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,872,672
Posted By SkippyX

You might be right. I have looked at some old...

You might be right. I have looked at some old catalogs online and saw that Peugeot listed the canyon express and the Orient express as all terrain bikes and the city express as a city bike. There...
08-14-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,872,672
Posted By SkippyX

Wow. Between you guys, Craigslist, and eBay, I...

Wow. Between you guys, Craigslist, and eBay, I don't stand a chance, do I? I'd better start budgeting for this stuff.

Really, I should thank y'all. I've been skulking about in here and using...
08-13-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,698
Posted By SkippyX

Can't really speak to some of your other issues,...

Can't really speak to some of your other issues, but I thought I'd post my experience riding a hybrid. BTW, I'm not quite old enough to be a regular here, but I am only 14 days away from qualifying....
08-12-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,655,226
Posted By SkippyX

SW HTX, by any chance? I saw the response....

SW HTX, by any chance?

I saw the response. Sorry you had to go through that. The response tickled me, though. Don't blame ya.
03-28-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,660
Posted By SkippyX

Next time wear a kilt. Only a kilt. No shirt, no...

Next time wear a kilt. Only a kilt. No shirt, no underpants. Shoes are fine.

I'll guarantee you that the time after that, when you show up in baggy knickers on a recumbent, people will thank you...
03-26-14, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

Same problem I have. The drops are a pain in the...

Same problem I have. The drops are a pain in the butt for that very same reason.

I'm pretty well sold on the CR18 rims. Like I said, I had one of those on the stolen hybrid and it was a solid rim.
03-26-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

I didn't know all of that. Thanks! Is Phil...

I didn't know all of that. Thanks!

Is Phil Wood still making freewheel hubs in the correct spacing? I guess I'm asking if I'm better off converting to a freehub? I could still lace up 27" wheels...
03-26-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

By "cold set" do you mean bend the rear triangles...

By "cold set" do you mean bend the rear triangles to achieve proper spacing for the longer hubs?

Man, if that's the case my options just grew tremendously.

I actually do have a budget, but the...
03-25-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

Believe me, I'm always on the lookout for that...

Believe me, I'm always on the lookout for that kind of grouch. ;)

I dunno. 'round here good deals seem awfully hard to come by. Houston is a boomin' town and there's lotsa dough flowing. The local...
03-24-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

Well, I have this half-baked hope to someday do a...

Well, I have this half-baked hope to someday do a goofy-long ride where knowing how to rebuild a wheel might just come in handy. Likely just an older man's fantasy, but one that seems...
03-24-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

That wheelset looks like a pretty good deal,...

That wheelset looks like a pretty good deal, really. The only question I have is about the quality of the hub. Never heard of Quando before.
03-24-14, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

I rode 27 x 1-1/4" tires back in the day, and I...

I rode 27 x 1-1/4" tires back in the day, and I like 'em today. That's about the same as a 32mm tire on a 700c rim, right? That's what I had on my hybrid (stolen). The only compelling reasons I can...
03-24-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

I've read of other people doing the 700c...

I've read of other people doing the 700c conversion on the same model/same year bike and not needing to replace the calipers. Of course, I read it on the internet...
03-24-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

I don't see myself doing anything that would...

I don't see myself doing anything that would necessitate the replacement of the rear derailleur. I'm really happy w/ the old fashioned friction shifters and the suntour running gear. I was thinking...
03-24-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

Don't have much choice but to stick with the...

Don't have much choice but to stick with the Fuji. It's a nice bike, but the top tube feels a little short for me so I had been thinking about putting some North Road style handlebars and a Brooks...
03-24-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

Yeah. The rim is shot. I won't say what I did to...

Yeah. The rim is shot. I won't say what I did to make it so, but suffice to say it was....um...."pilot error".

Since I'm 300+ I for sure want to build it as bulletproof as I can. Now that I think...
03-24-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By SkippyX

Question RE: vintage bikes & clydes

Hey, y'all. Been a while since I've posted.

I was getting my hybrid ready for this year's riding season when it was stolen. So, now the only bike I have is a vintage Fuji 12 speed (18, speed,...
Forum: Touring
01-10-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By SkippyX

I know about your tour. I have been following it...

I know about your tour. I have been following it off & on. I have been both entertained by your accounts and (I admit) a wee bit envious. The idea of the trip I would like to take seems daunting, but...
Forum: Touring
01-10-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By SkippyX

Oh...I dunno.....Um...tour prep?

First, let me apologize in advance for a very long post. I can be a little verbose at times. I'm trying to wrap my mind around some stuff and it is weighing pretty heavily on my mind. I am hoping to...
09-01-12, 04:26 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,830
Posted By SkippyX

8/26: 20.95 8/27: 40.36 8/28: 40.30 8/29:...

8/26: 20.95
8/27: 40.36
8/28: 40.30
8/29: 40.47
8/31: 40.25

mtd: 610.6
ytd: 3092.33

200 miles off my goal - but I did miss the first eight days of the month entirely (medical). Here's...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-12, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By SkippyX

I've never used one of these, but saw it when I...

I've never used one of these, but saw it when I was looking for a set of panniers to use on my commute. My job doesn't require I dress nicely. I think they're happy when I show up wearing pants.
...
08-30-12, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,612
Posted By SkippyX

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/junah42/S...

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Forum: Commuting
08-29-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,874
Posted By SkippyX

C&V road bike.

C&V road bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 92,873
Posted By SkippyX

Holy Crap. Traffic was horrendous. School...

Holy Crap. Traffic was horrendous.

School started on Monday, but I was working evenings on Mon & Tues, so I missed the schoolhouse rush.

My commute takes me past five schools.

This morning...
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