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01-29-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By Cyclist0094

Oh, Ok. Then do me a favor and cancel my...

Oh, Ok. Then do me a favor and cancel my membership, contact info and user name. Total bull**** to pay a subscription to avoid advertisements and then get spammed in my email.
01-28-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By Cyclist0094

What the hell is this ? you selling our contact...

What the hell is this ? you selling our contact info?

...
07-07-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,660
Posted By Cyclist0094

50 mile days shouldn't be a problem unless you...

50 mile days shouldn't be a problem unless you have been just sitting on the couch and eating Cheetos for the past 5 years. I use a very similar bike( including bar ends) and have ridden several...
06-03-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,025
Posted By Cyclist0094

As most we did go the opposite way..Wanting to...

As most we did go the opposite way..Wanting to ride more upright has been my wife’s evolution as a stoker . We started out with a rigid post for a few years. Then as we have aged she has wanted to be...
05-20-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,025
Posted By Cyclist0094

Went through a bunch of suspension seat posts...

Went through a bunch of suspension seat posts over a 20 year period. Best and last one was a Thudbuster that worked ok for about 3 years and ~10K miles before the pivots wore out. The last 5 years...
Forum: Touring
05-16-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By Cyclist0094

Just came back from tour and encountered a...

Just came back from tour and encountered a similar situation. My experience has been National Parks tend to be fairly rigid with the campground rules especially the popular ones. State NFS, ACOE and...
Forum: Touring
07-20-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,768
Posted By Cyclist0094

I call bling bikes like that "coffee crawlers"....

I call bling bikes like that "coffee crawlers". You are far more likely to see one at Starbucks than going over a mountain pass.
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,878
Posted By Cyclist0094

You just will want to avoid the northern rockies....

You just will want to avoid the northern rockies. Worst case, Ride the bike to Denver, catch a train to the coast and ride north. The Fuji will be fine. I don't know enough about the Masi to offer an...
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,629
Posted By Cyclist0094

If it was carbon fiber he wouldn't have needed...

If it was carbon fiber he wouldn't have needed that rock to prop it up, It would have just hovered there.
07-17-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,236
Posted By Cyclist0094

A wee bit of lube on the inside of the pump...

A wee bit of lube on the inside of the pump adapter works wonders for getting the pump off and on easily.
07-17-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,123
Posted By Cyclist0094

70-80 miles a week 14-15 average. Exceptions is...

70-80 miles a week 14-15 average. Exceptions is loaded tours when I usually ride multiple 75-80 mile days at a 11-12 average.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By Cyclist0094

I was looking through the ceeway catalog a couple...

I was looking through the ceeway catalog a couple of days ago and they have a few 11 mm socket stainless rear dropouts. IIRC that is the standard tip size for 14mm stays. The shipping will probably...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,264
Posted By Cyclist0094

Jay making a lug is just mitering and joining...

Jay making a lug is just mitering and joining tubing 1 size up( ie use 1.25 tubing to make a lug for 1.125) with a .065 wall and then you file, drill, beat and grind until you get the shape and wall...
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,939
Posted By Cyclist0094

Since a tree is about 48% carbon. Here is your...

Since a tree is about 48% carbon. Here is your first carbon fiber expedition bicycle (cir 1816). Of course it later was supplanted by the much superior "expedition grade" 4130 steel.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,264
Posted By Cyclist0094

It was passed around a few years ago, but IMO...

It was passed around a few years ago, but IMO there wasn't any information in it you couldn't easily figure out on your own or in a forum. I would suggest looking up the frame building forums over at...
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,939
Posted By Cyclist0094

Yeah Steel is real but Oak is dope! Note the...

Yeah Steel is real but Oak is dope! Note the early Deore under chainstay U-brake!

http://www.sonnyradio.com/flinstones.jpg
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Cyclist0094

I'm usually carrying 2 singles or a tandem and a...

I'm usually carrying 2 singles or a tandem and a single. I use a 10mm diameter steel cable 10' long which I loop through the wheels and frames. I use a master discus padlock to secure. Thieves can...
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,237
Posted By Cyclist0094

I'm agnostic, I just use what I ever can drip out...

I'm agnostic, I just use what I ever can drip out of the discarded motor oil containers from the trash cans at the nearest gas station. :twitchy:
Forum: Touring
07-08-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,608
Posted By Cyclist0094

If you camp at St Johnsville Muni Marina, don't...

If you camp at St Johnsville Muni Marina, don't play nickle poker with the locals. They will take your lunch money ! :o
Forum: Touring
07-07-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,790
Posted By Cyclist0094

Beg Borrow or steal another $200 and get this...

Beg Borrow or steal another $200 and get this one. A woman at work just completed a 600+mile tour on this bike and it performed very well for her. She also commutes everyday on it. It won't impress...
07-01-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,148
Posted By Cyclist0094

Tandems East, Scroll down about 3/4 of the page...

Tandems East, Scroll down about 3/4 of the page on the left

Tandems East Stems (http://www.tandemseast.com/parts/stems.html#Santana%20Ahead%20Stems)
07-01-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By Cyclist0094

I'm working 5am-1pm. I'll ride a couple of laps...

I'm working 5am-1pm. I'll ride a couple of laps around the park in the afternoon. I have a dock rented downtown to watch the fireworks with wife and neighbors from my boat. If I have anything left...
Forum: Touring
06-30-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,161
Posted By Cyclist0094

Wildwood State Park out toward Montauk isn't bad....

Wildwood State Park out toward Montauk isn't bad. First time camping just go in the car if you hate it just pack up and go home. If you want to make the trip to Campmor in Paramus NJ They have...
Forum: Touring
06-30-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,883
Posted By Cyclist0094

While the wheels are pretty lightly built, The OP...

While the wheels are pretty lightly built, The OP is 135# even with a #25 bike and #40 of gear he is still only 200#. I have seen more than a few >200# riders on 28 spoke wheels. I used to be wary of...
Forum: Touring
06-30-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,047
Posted By Cyclist0094

I'm taking my Learjet to Nova Scotia :)

I'm taking my Learjet to Nova Scotia :)
Forum: Touring
06-30-17, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By Cyclist0094

Good video! My list for one week, for...

Good video!

My list for one week, for multiple weeks I typically just add an extra change of clothes and depending on where I'm going, an extra day or two of food and a folding spare tire.
...
Forum: Touring
06-29-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Posted By Cyclist0094

I appreciate all the replies so far. I am going...

I appreciate all the replies so far. I am going to download the above mentioned apps and try them out. Something I wasn't aware of was that maps would store on an iphone. I have stored google maps...
Forum: Touring
06-28-17, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,620
Posted By Cyclist0094

Navigating by smartphone?

I'm an admitted technophobe. But when I was in Atlanta a couple months riding the paths, My little iphone was doing an excellent job of getting me around both on the paths and the streets. I'm...
Forum: Touring
06-27-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By Cyclist0094

Ride it for awhile before you change the shifter....

Ride it for awhile before you change the shifter. You won't be changing the front that often and once you get use to it, it becomes second nature. Besides it gives you that minimalist-retro-cool look...
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By Cyclist0094

Great read Smilyan ! Thanks for sharing it!

Great read Smilyan ! Thanks for sharing it!
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By Cyclist0094

This is true along with other factors. Many folks...

This is true along with other factors. Many folks are using cross bikes for touring which have shorter(<45cm) chainstays , Many newer racks are offset to the rear of the axle to compensate for...
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Cyclist0094

Closest that I have knowledge of and have camped...

Closest that I have knowledge of and have camped at as been the primitive campsites on the seasonal road over Tabor Mt.(south of Killington) There are a few trails that you can legally ride (I was...
Forum: Touring
06-26-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,887
Posted By Cyclist0094

I remember this thread from 2004, In August of...

I remember this thread from 2004, In August of 2004 I was touring eastern Canada and was on the Quebec-Levis ferry where I had met a Montreal couple who were admiring my old Vaude panniers (same...
Forum: Touring
06-21-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,029
Posted By Cyclist0094

Trying to choose from several different bikes is...

Trying to choose from several different bikes is always difficult when you do not have physical access to the bikes to make comparisons. Relying on subjective opinions from others has it's hazards. ...
Forum: Touring
06-20-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,829
Posted By Cyclist0094

Brooks isn't the same company it once was. Yes...

Brooks isn't the same company it once was. Yes they still make their iconic leather saddles but they are more into "Bike Bling" these days. The C-17 IMO is more about bling than comfort. Many people...
Forum: Touring
06-20-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,029
Posted By Cyclist0094

You are asking strangers to decide what is best...

You are asking strangers to decide what is best for you.

IMO First you have to decide what is more important, How far and quickly you went or what you saw along the way? I ride 80-100 miles...
Forum: Touring
06-20-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,076
Posted By Cyclist0094

Politics, religion and snarky replies aside.... I...

Politics, religion and snarky replies aside.... I have been exposed to to deer ticks(Lyme disease host) for the last 25 years. It is all about reasonable precautions. I don't wear shorts in fields or...
06-15-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,924
Posted By Cyclist0094

I was scheduled to lead a club ride and...

I was scheduled to lead a club ride and discovered at the last minute I had a flat on the front wheel. I quickly popped the tire off, put in a new tube and inflated it with my shop air compressor. I...
Forum: Touring
06-15-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,206
Posted By Cyclist0094

There used to some patterns around but most of...

There used to some patterns around but most of the websites or listservs they were on no longer exist.The late Ken Kifer has a good tutorial on his archived site about the panniers he made for his...
Forum: Touring
06-14-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,303
Posted By Cyclist0094

A really good touring bike is one that gets you...

A really good touring bike is one that gets you where want to go comfortably and efficiently with no mechanical problems. Spending more money doesn't always achieve that goal.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By Cyclist0094

this will do..... Might find the same kit at...

this will do..... Might find the same kit at local welding supply
...
Forum: Touring
06-05-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,163
Posted By Cyclist0094

Same concept as a old tractor seat suspension....

Same concept as a old tractor seat suspension. There are grades of spring steel rod that will handle the concentrated stress in the bend but they aren't cheap and unlikely to be used as shown for...
Forum: Touring
06-01-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,961
Posted By Cyclist0094

Rode an overnighter from Sparta NC to Galax Va in...

Rode an overnighter from Sparta NC to Galax Va in April and then followed the New River Trail to Pulaski Va 78 miles one way. First tour in 3 years. I had been busy moving from NY to NC and building...
Forum: Touring
06-01-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,340
Posted By Cyclist0094

For an overnighter on my 26" touring bike with...

For an overnighter on my 26" touring bike with it's 50cm chainstays and low rider rear rack( Ibera)I usually just go with the rear panniers. Walking or lifting the bike can sometimes be awkward but...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-29-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By Cyclist0094

The swaging and wrinkles on the top tube came...

The swaging and wrinkles on the top tube came from using a bar clamp to hold the tube in place while applying heat. I've seen this happen in other joining applications. He doesn't know how to use a...
Forum: Touring
05-23-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,308
Posted By Cyclist0094

I'm riding uphill (dc-pgh) 3rd week of September...

I'm riding uphill (dc-pgh) 3rd week of September looks like I will be riding the detour. Sounds like a better alternative than the last time I rode through there 4 years ago when you had to drag your...
Forum: Touring
05-21-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By Cyclist0094

Lightly loaded bike I ride 80 miles in about 5...

Lightly loaded bike I ride 80 miles in about 5 hours. Heavy loaded bike I ride 80 miles in 6 hours. It is still the same mileage on the same day so it matters little to me.
Forum: Touring
05-20-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,752
Posted By Cyclist0094

They have been posting updates on their blog. ...

They have been posting updates on their blog.
Our 2017 Tandem Cycling Expedition Up the Rockies (http://lifelongvagabonds.com/travel-blog-2017-rockies-may.shtml)
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,673
Posted By Cyclist0094

IIRC, Diamant is owned by Trek, try contacting...

IIRC, Diamant is owned by Trek, try contacting them.
Forum: Touring
03-27-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,888
Posted By Cyclist0094

They held up well, I took good care of them plus...

They held up well, I took good care of them plus there was a 10 year stretch when they were lost in storage box. Their demise was mostly due to the stitching deteriorating and the right heel section...
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