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07-17-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By riceowls

2010(?) Co-Motion Mocha questions - upgradable?

I am looking into buying 2010(???) Co-Motion Mocha with couplers as a "travel touring tandem" and perhaps as a "gravel/ easy trails" tandem. Currently have BIkeFriday Twosday for that purpose but...
01-04-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By riceowls

Yes, I have a gravel/travel bike that is fully...

Yes, I have a gravel/travel bike that is fully SRAM and I like it. But check what sram means in polish....:):):)
01-04-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By riceowls

Ok, ordered Shimano RD-M591 Deore Rear Derailleur...

Ok, ordered Shimano RD-M591 Deore Rear Derailleur along with the new Shimano CS-HG200 9sp cassette. As my Polish friend used to say, you can't expect much from a company named SRAM.
01-04-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By riceowls

The chain was recently replaced. Not 100% sure of...

The chain was recently replaced. Not 100% sure of the derailer compatibility. Is there any information of what derailers are compatible with STI shifters? Again, it was changed by a tandem-mechanic...
01-04-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By riceowls

Is there video/instructions how to flush? I would...

Is there video/instructions how to flush? I would like to do it.

I am not sure I follow what you mean by alternate routing and "10sp front with 9sp rear". My only rationale for going with 10 is if...
01-04-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By riceowls

Yes, one of the mechanics mentioned...

Yes, one of the mechanics mentioned bent/misaligned derailer issue and presumably corrected for this. I am not sure it is not appropriately sized but skip-gear issues appear before the largest...
01-03-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By riceowls

Improving shifting on Trek T2000

My wife and I ride T2000 that we got about 5 years ago second-hand and put about 3.5k miles on since. Got a good price on the bike but spend more on the upgrades/maintenance. Changed the wheelset to...
Forum: Texas
05-10-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,857
Posted By riceowls

The only one on the east size I used is...

The only one on the east size I used is eadobikeco.com (https://www.eadobikeco.com/product-list/bikes-1000/?rb_av=instore) - check them out. There is plenty of training group rides on the east side,...
06-14-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By riceowls

kmc z410 for a timing chain or other recommendations?

Sheldon Brown's website seem to recommend track chains for timing chain. My local store has some single speed kmc z410 chains for a good price with assorted color combination. Any reason 2x of these...
01-27-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By riceowls

For those who use Homeowners insurance, how large...

For those who use Homeowners insurance, how large is your deductible? Where I am deductibles ran 1+% (of the house value) on typical policy. These are in my understanding for both house and content...
Forum: Touring
12-27-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By riceowls

Great photos and videos! I am coming to Taiwan...

Great photos and videos! I am coming to Taiwan for work related trip and wanted to do a short 3-day mini-tour along the east coast. Do you have a suggestion for where to start/finish and southward vs...
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,046
Posted By riceowls

Have been shipping my bikeFirday's samsonite...

Have been shipping my bikeFirday's samsonite cases as is - no need for the boxes.
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,268
Posted By riceowls

My guess is that between Co2 inflators and pumps...

My guess is that between Co2 inflators and pumps there is really no need for this for bike tourists. If you had issues with your pump/inflator - there are better ones out there. In term of "kill...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,917
Posted By riceowls

If you decide that you need multiple hand...

If you decide that you need multiple hand position take a look at replacing your handlebar with butterfly or trekking handlebar. I think you can get one on AliExpress for less than $15 shipped and it...
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,666
Posted By riceowls

The problem with the analogy is that we are not...

The problem with the analogy is that we are not talking about just the tube but the tube and the tire. The latter is designed for one reason, take the outward pressure of the tube and transfer it to...
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,666
Posted By riceowls

Nice theory but if you put the numbers in it...

Nice theory but if you put the numbers in it makes very little sense. If you pump your tires to 70psi that is the difference between the pressure in your tires and atmospheric pressure at the ground...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,674
Posted By riceowls

Those fluid pics are great, I was a bit puzzled...

Those fluid pics are great, I was a bit puzzled by them but now love these especially for cycling where things are quite dynamic. You can always turn it off in setting or convert to static but I am...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,674
Posted By riceowls

I am not familiar with Samsung Note phones but as...

I am not familiar with Samsung Note phones but as one of the the flagship phones from one of the lead manufacturers it should have a good camera and more importantly software. So my advice is to...
Forum: Touring
11-05-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By riceowls

Ok. We are set on the mini-tour following...

Ok. We are set on the mini-tour following sapporoguy's route suggestions. 4.5 days starting with early afternoon ferry ride with tentative stops in Napa, Healdersburg, Bodega Bay and PT Reyes...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,795
Posted By riceowls

Tandems are more stable at high speed and even...

Tandems are more stable at high speed and even unloaded can gain speed quite fast. On our 700c tandem, I start braking around 37-40 mph. On 20" bike Friday around 32+...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By riceowls

Thanks, I will get reimbursed for the SF nights...

Thanks, I will get reimbursed for the SF nights but may need a night before. CC touring as hauling a tent etc on the airplane in addition to the bike for 5 day tour is not practical imho. But I will...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By riceowls

Wow!!! that's exactly the type of advice I was...

Wow!!! that's exactly the type of advice I was looking for! We are younger but riding around Houston don't get as much climbing. But I am sure we can manage some version of that.
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By riceowls

5 day tour from San Francisco perhaps towards wine country

We have a work-related trip to San Francisco planned for December so I am thinking of taking our BF tandem with us and doing ~5-day credit-card tour, about 50miles/day. I was looking into...
09-26-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,379
Posted By riceowls

I didn't realize Ritchey makes tandem frames! I...

I didn't realize Ritchey makes tandem frames! I have a breakaway cross and really like the idea. Does it pack into 2x suitcases?
09-17-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,081
Posted By riceowls

Wow - great, thanks. The lbs nextdoor that has...

Wow - great, thanks. The lbs nextdoor that has my bike does not have a direct shimano account, will stop by a larger store to see if I can get the part. While searching for the part number found a...
09-16-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,081
Posted By riceowls

ST-RS505 SHIMANO - Hydraulic Disc Brake lever question

Very unfortunate issue on my barely 2 year-old/5k miles road bike. It has hydraulic brakes and 2x11 spd. ST-RS505 shifters. Had issues with shifting and upon inspection noted an issue with the...
09-07-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By riceowls

I have Ritchey breakaway cross frame bike and...

I have Ritchey breakaway cross frame bike and bike Friday tandem with ritchey and da Vinci splitters. Don't see any significant advantage in either. Go with whichever you can get for a reasonable...
08-09-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,212
Posted By riceowls

Ok, let me elaborate: -I have a "travel bike",...

Ok, let me elaborate:
-I have a "travel bike", ritchey breakaway cross steel frame, 35mm tire wheels, sram double tap shifters/levers. I bought this second hand and use on an extended trips where I...
08-08-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,212
Posted By riceowls

Is Problem Solver Travel Agent no more?

I am looking for possiblity to replace cantilever brake on my gravel bike with an easier to deal with mountain brakes. But the only adapter I know to enable this, Problem Solver Travel Agent Bike V...
08-08-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,532
Posted By riceowls

If you want an educated opinion, get more info on...

If you want an educated opinion, get more info on the components. My $0.02
-Are the frame sizes the same? If not get the one with better fit and forget about the rest.
-Get the bike with the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,568
Posted By riceowls

Sounds like a great ride. Do you have a route...

Sounds like a great ride. Do you have a route mapped? It seems like you were going along some busy roads, at least until the border... How was traffic? Were there safe shoulders?
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,534
Posted By riceowls

See post 35. Banff to Jasper is better. Supported...

See post 35. Banff to Jasper is better. Supported or not, do it. I think it is as good as it gets for 3-4 days tour. Since you can stay in hostels and don't need camping gear, it is a great one for...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,534
Posted By riceowls

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190728_120118_6d87f6e9649efc07fc3f9fef34cbb4c61de54031.jpg...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By riceowls

Awesome!!did you need to bend these a bit or they...

Awesome!!did you need to bend these a bit or they run parallel?
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By riceowls

Thanks for your responces thus far. Nitto R14...

Thanks for your responces thus far. Nitto R14 looks neat but at $150+ it is a bit over my budget. Foldit looks like a more reasonable choice. However, I may found an alternative solution. I can make...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By riceowls

Folding/ flat-packable rear rack

Being spoiled by Folding Rear Rack 2015 Cro-Moly on my 20" BF tandem, I did not anticipate how much pain would it be to pack the regular rear rack... it does not fit into my ritchey breakaway case ...
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,534
Posted By riceowls

Thanks for all the feedback - yes, living in TX...

Thanks for all the feedback - yes, living in TX summer it is easy to under-appreciate adverse cold weather chances. Noted - better safe than sorry in this...

I will be riding my ritchey breakaway...
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,534
Posted By riceowls

Riding- need help in packing!

Ok, it's official. I got a buddy to go along and we'd be riding! The modified plan (based on the hostel availability and luggage logistics) is to do it over 4 unequal days in the northward direction:...
07-08-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By riceowls

Reviving Selle Anatomica Titanico

Got a used leather seat of craigslist- Selle Anatomica Titanico. Rails seem straight and top leather is in decent shape. The bottom has "laminate layer" grued and that one started to come off. I am...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,485
Posted By riceowls

We rode in that area 2 years ago. Got the route...

We rode in that area 2 years ago. Got the route ideas and bikes from The 'Coastal Classique' cycle tour of the northern coast of Brittany and Normandy | Brittany Borders Bicycling...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,484
Posted By riceowls

Here is a quick update - our 3 day tour was...

Here is a quick update - our 3 day tour was awesome! We decided to do it in SE direction and that was the right choice - I now appreciate the point about the views only get better as you go with the...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,597
Posted By riceowls

As someone who trains in Houston, I've tested a...

As someone who trains in Houston, I've tested a fair share of the bottles. Not with the thermometer but with side by side comparison of the two or three bottles we carry. Camelback Podium Chil series...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,180
Posted By riceowls

are there public transportation options to get...

are there public transportation options to get from one end of the trail to the other?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Posted By riceowls

Thanks - looks great. I am actually planning 6...

Thanks - looks great. I am actually planning 6 day (or so) bike tour along with a visit to KAIST and your video gave me some ideas...
06-28-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 165,220
Posted By riceowls

Good tandem for the money. Santana ARRIVA SE with...

Good tandem for the money. Santana ARRIVA SE with disk brake in the rear. https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/hockley-santana-arriva-se-tandem-bicycle/6908239345.html...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,994
Posted By riceowls

Nashbar cycling sandals. Spd cleats. Great all...

Nashbar cycling sandals. Spd cleats. Great all around for walking. For long hikrs I take the cleats off.
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,534
Posted By riceowls

Thanks for the info and links - great write-up...

Thanks for the info and links - great write-up and very useful brochure. From the sounds of it -- no water/food in the hostels. How much water did you carry?
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,378
Posted By riceowls

Uber XL would be your safe bet. Or try UberX...

Uber XL would be your safe bet. Or try UberX (regulr side or larger cars) and see if you get suv or track as your ride - you can cancel for free within 5 min. It seems to be an option in HLN...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,534
Posted By riceowls

Jasper to Banff (or vice versa) over 3 days

I may be going to Banff for a conference end-of-July and contemplating at 3-day Jasper to Banff (or if logistically better) tour before (or correspondingly) after the meeting.
For Jasper->Banff...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,396
Posted By riceowls

Ok, let me resurrect the old thread hoping for...

Ok, let me resurrect the old thread hoping for some info and advice. I may be going to KAIST next spring and was hoping to have a one week tour before or after that. I am talking about ~6-7 days of...
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