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Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Timequake

So I think I've settled on a route. I'm going to...

So I think I've settled on a route. I'm going to go
Day 1: Tacoma > Port Ludlow via Port Orchard/Bremerton Ferry
Day 2: Port Ludlow > Deception Pass via Port Townsend Ferry
Day 3: Deception Pass...
Forum: Touring
10-18-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,498
Posted By Timequake

So are divorce lawyers.

So are divorce lawyers.
Forum: Touring
10-15-18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Timequake

Doing a short tour from Tacoma WA to Vancouver BC. Route suggestions?

Hi. I decided to burn up some sick days at work and take a quick bike trip from Tacoma WA to Vancouver BC. Any suggestions on a route? There's a fairly popular club ride from Seattle to Vancouver...
Forum: Touring
04-29-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,895
Posted By Timequake

I suggested that two weeks ago, and rather than...

I suggested that two weeks ago, and rather than spend 5 minutes fixing his problem, the OP would rather blow money on replacement mounts and other unnecessary stuff. Hell, I even posted a...
Forum: Touring
04-14-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,895
Posted By Timequake

https://youtu.be/mO3mMYwKkKs Those are...

https://youtu.be/mO3mMYwKkKs

Those are pretty cheap/basic locks. Grab a few hair pins and you'll have it open in seconds.
Forum: Touring
02-25-18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Timequake

Don't you think you should have been asking these...

Don't you think you should have been asking these questions before you bought the bike?
Forum: Touring
11-11-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Timequake

PS. I ran out of the cool striped paper and had...

PS. I ran out of the cool striped paper and had to finish it off with penguins and Avengers paper. Gives it more charm, anyway.
Forum: Touring
11-11-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Timequake

https://i.imgur.com/0ibC3Eo.jpg Today's the...

https://i.imgur.com/0ibC3Eo.jpg

Today's the day! I haven't done much to it other than adjust the brakes to stop squealing and adjust the derailleurs for smoother shifting. I'll see what he wants...
Forum: Touring
11-09-17, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By Timequake

William is the man. The only time I've ever...

William is the man. The only time I've ever regularly read someone's blog is his. Been reading it for a year now. Feels like I've known him since grade school.
Forum: Touring
11-06-17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Timequake

I got a used stem from the local bike co-op for...

I got a used stem from the local bike co-op for $5. Bought a section of PVC pipe from the local hardware store for $0.89. I actually mount my handlebar bag on the bars so I can reach it, and mount...
Forum: Touring
10-17-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By Timequake

Panaracer Pasela

Panaracer Pasela
Forum: Touring
10-14-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,473
Posted By Timequake

This is exactly what I do too. It works...

This is exactly what I do too. It works perfectly, and the Myrricle mirrors are far superior to any others on the market.
Forum: Touring
10-11-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,694
Posted By Timequake

80 lbs of gear is absolutely insane. Try a third...

80 lbs of gear is absolutely insane. Try a third of that if you want to have an enjoyable trip and not hate your life ever second you're on the bike. My last trip was with 21 lbs of gear and there...
10-09-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,074
Posted By Timequake

https://www.rei.com/product/113227/xlc-tire-repair...

https://www.rei.com/product/113227/xlc-tire-repair-patch-kit

Patch kit: $3.00 for 5-6 patches. That's $0.50 per repair, or 30 repairs for the price of one tube replacement done by a bike shop.
10-08-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,458
Posted By Timequake

I commute to my evening job in all weather. ...

I commute to my evening job in all weather. Rain, snow, hail, freezing temps. I'm not trying to break any speed records, and I also don't pay too much attention to winds and stuff unless it's...
10-08-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,874
Posted By Timequake

I use this Columbia rain coat and stay very dry. ...

I use this Columbia rain coat and stay very dry.

https://www.rei.com/product/863637/columbia-watertight-ii-rain-jacket-mens

But I think the key is not to overheat. I commute in the rain and...
10-08-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,286
Posted By Timequake

I use these Columbia rain pants. Easy to get on...

I use these Columbia rain pants. Easy to get on and off, waterproof, easy to ride in, and have velcro straps around the ankles so the pants don't get caught in your chain. They're $50 from...
Forum: Touring
10-08-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,665
Posted By Timequake

It's pronounced \ ...

It's pronounced \ ˈkra-pē \
Forum: Touring
10-07-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Timequake

My new Craigslist buy

https://i.imgur.com/dSXg77e.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/NiLQvFQ.jpg

Bought this bad boy for $50. My kid has outgrown his old bike and has expressed some interest in learning how to work on bikes, so...
Forum: Touring
10-07-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,287
Posted By Timequake

Let's see some pics of this rack that rusted...

Let's see some pics of this rack that rusted beyond usability after five days.
Forum: Touring
10-07-17, 12:04 AM
Forum: Touring
10-07-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,287
Posted By Timequake

Well that's certainly no one's fault but your...

Well that's certainly no one's fault but your own. And to scrap an expensive rack that you could have resold or returned (if indeed your story is completely accurate) is doubly stupid.

But just...
Forum: Touring
09-30-17, 11:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,673
Posted By Timequake

Spent years of my life traveling, have been to...

Spent years of my life traveling, have been to dozens of different countries, and never have brought any tech aside from an mp3 player and small camera. While I may use the occasional hostel...
Forum: Touring
09-30-17, 11:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,033
Posted By Timequake

Anecdotal evidence does not trump statistics. ...

Anecdotal evidence does not trump statistics. I'm sorry you were in poor health, and I'm glad your insurance helped you. But statistically speaking, people pay way more in premiums than they...
Forum: Touring
09-30-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,033
Posted By Timequake

I think you and everyone else misunderstood my...

I think you and everyone else misunderstood my point. If you look at the monthly insurance premiums you pay, then deduct the amount actually paid out to you by insurers when you make a claim, you...
Forum: Touring
09-29-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,033
Posted By Timequake

Insurance: a tax on people who are bad at math.

Insurance: a tax on people who are bad at math.
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By Timequake

Here's a pro tip that will be worth more than...

Here's a pro tip that will be worth more than anything else you will hear in this tread: Pack some stuff on your bike and go ride for a few days. You will quickly discover what you need and don't...
Forum: Touring
09-27-17, 12:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,469
Posted By Timequake

I was kind of joking just because that's the...

I was kind of joking just because that's the classic setup recommended over and over on this forum. I'd recommend doing a little research on your own. Google "bicycle touring" or something similar...
Forum: Touring
09-26-17, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Timequake

Sounds cool! Take some pics. We'd love to see...

Sounds cool! Take some pics. We'd love to see it.
Forum: Touring
09-26-17, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,469
Posted By Timequake

Surly Long Haul Trucker, Ortlieb panniers, Tubus...

Surly Long Haul Trucker, Ortlieb panniers, Tubus racks, Schwalbe tires, Brooks saddle, blah, blah blah.

Or any bike that fits, is in good repair, and is comfortable for you.
Forum: Touring
09-26-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Timequake

Great journal! Really love the photos.

Great journal! Really love the photos.
Forum: Touring
09-24-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 851
Posted By Timequake

Doesn't matter. Buy the cheapest one and be done...

Doesn't matter. Buy the cheapest one and be done with it.
Forum: Touring
09-23-17, 12:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,145
Posted By Timequake

Well you see, when riding a bicycle, you actually...

Well you see, when riding a bicycle, you actually sit on the seat not the rear rack. So no, it won't rub against his thighs. :)
Forum: Touring
09-22-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,145
Posted By Timequake

Looks great! I've never seen a white AWOL...

Looks great! I've never seen a white AWOL before. Only the matte black ones, but I haven't been looking to closely. I really dig it. I'm sure you'll have many fun adventures with this bike.
Forum: Touring
09-21-17, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,856
Posted By Timequake

Nikwax is cool stuff. I used Sno-Seal on my B-17...

Nikwax is cool stuff. I used Sno-Seal on my B-17 Imperial which is essentially the same stuff as Nikwax. I've had the saddle for about 3 years now and am due for another treatment just to make sure...
Forum: Touring
09-19-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,607
Posted By Timequake

I will never understand these people. "How do I...

I will never understand these people. "How do I stay warm if it gets cold at night?" Seriously? It's a wonder some of these people can even get out of bed in the morning without step by step...
09-18-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,350
Posted By Timequake

Oh my god my brain hurts. Internet cyclists...

Oh my god my brain hurts. Internet cyclists pretending to be chemists...nnnooooo!

You have a flat. It leaked air. Patch or replace the tube and be done with it.
09-18-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Timequake

There is a very easy way to get the answer you're...

There is a very easy way to get the answer you're looking for.
Forum: Touring
09-17-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By Timequake

But why should he take initiative and do a little...

But why should he take initiative and do a little research on his own when he can ask the internet and expect strangers to do the work for him?
Forum: Touring
09-10-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,928
Posted By Timequake

You're an adult. I'm confident you will make the...

You're an adult. I'm confident you will make the right decision in this difficult situation.
Forum: Touring
09-09-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,012
Posted By Timequake

In that case, turn off the phone and look at your...

In that case, turn off the phone and look at your surroundings. That way you'll actually improve your navigation skills rather than just turning when a robot tells you to. :)
Forum: Touring
09-09-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,012
Posted By Timequake

Or you could, you know, pull yourself away from...

Or you could, you know, pull yourself away from your phone for a day and be an active participant in the real world.
Forum: Touring
09-08-17, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,825
Posted By Timequake

REI is very "season" driven. They are now moving...

REI is very "season" driven. They are now moving in their fall/winter season stuff and are clearing their bike stuff. The Safari/2.1 is "discontinued" until next season. They'll start offering...
Forum: Touring
09-08-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,591
Posted By Timequake

https://steerstopper.com/product/ Dang. ...

https://steerstopper.com/product/

Dang. Someone posted the similar product SteerStopper and whaddya know, they even use the same slogan. "Stop the flop."
Forum: Touring
09-06-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,617
Posted By Timequake

Trek 920s are gross.

Trek 920s are gross.
Forum: Touring
09-06-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,899
Posted By Timequake

My wife has been saying for years that someone...

My wife has been saying for years that someone should invent this. She was so pumped when I showed her the video. I think you're on to something.
Forum: Touring
09-06-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,591
Posted By Timequake

That's exactly what I do. And you never have to...

That's exactly what I do. And you never have to worry about the velcro slicing your leg while riding or scraping up the paint on your bike like this Bike Bar thingy.
Forum: Touring
09-06-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,591
Posted By Timequake

I have been using a homemade device for years. ...

I have been using a homemade device for years. It's a $ .50 velcro strap that goes around the front wheel and the downtube.

Also, aren't companies not allowed to advertise directly in forum...
Forum: BMX
09-04-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,489
Posted By Timequake

Advice on first BMX bike

Hey all. I usually hang out over on the Touring sub-forum, but I have a question about BMX. My son (about to turn 10) is interested in BMX. He rides a skateboard and a scooter at the skatepark and...
Forum: Touring
09-04-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Timequake

Really the only way to find a complete bike...

Really the only way to find a complete bike that's worth a damn is by checking Craigslist. Look for a 90's mountain bike by Specialized or Trek or something. If $200 is your budget, you really can't...
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