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Forum: Touring
06-24-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By kesroberts

Thanks for clearing that up - I don't think...

Thanks for clearing that up - I don't think anyone understood what he meant.

[QUOTE=spinnaker;15779363]Unless you are riding a recumbent, you side on a saddle not a seat.
Forum: Touring
06-12-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,120
Posted By kesroberts

Threads like this make me miss Sheldon Brown!...

Threads like this make me miss Sheldon Brown! (Unfortunately, I moved to Massachusetts about a couple of years too late to meet him.) He lays it all out here: http://sheldonbrown.com/26.html
Forum: Touring
06-11-13, 04:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,593
Posted By kesroberts

Really? I've never heard of someone trashing...

Really? I've never heard of someone trashing "brifters" (hate that term) by just dropping a bike. On the other hand, I did break a bar-end shifter once when the bike just fell over. However, I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-24-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By kesroberts

Last weekend, drove to Syracuse from Mass to...

Last weekend, drove to Syracuse from Mass to visit family and on the way back we stopped and rode a short (6 mi.) section of the trail from Canjoharie west and back. It was really nice and made me...
Forum: Touring
05-23-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By kesroberts

Ain't it the other way around - if your BB shell...

Ain't it the other way around - if your BB shell is 68, you DO use the spacer.
Forum: Touring
05-23-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By kesroberts

I'm sure there are occasional mistakes, but my...

I'm sure there are occasional mistakes, but my experience with the maps on a few different routes has been good. They post corrections/updates online I believe, so check there before heading out.
05-22-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By kesroberts

This came to mind when I read your post: ...

This came to mind when I read your post: http://www.firemansbikes.com/
05-22-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By kesroberts

I feel you pain - they are pretty dang pricey,...

I feel you pain - they are pretty dang pricey, but I bit the bullet and paid full price from Tandems East and they work great. Made the all the difference for making the tandem fit my daughter.
Forum: Touring
05-22-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By kesroberts

I've read that the Lambda won't work with toe...

I've read that the Lambda won't work with toe clips - is that the case?
Forum: Touring
05-21-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,855
Posted By kesroberts

+1 on the Pure V - I think the cheaper ones have...

+1 on the Pure V - I think the cheaper ones have synthetic covers, but the expensive ones are leather. I've used one for several years on different bikes and like it, though not as much as a Brooks....
Forum: Touring
05-21-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,779
Posted By kesroberts

Has anyone out there tried the 26 x 2.0 Serfas...

Has anyone out there tried the 26 x 2.0 Serfas Drifter? My wife wants something fatter for her touring bike and these look like they'll do the trick.
Forum: Touring
05-14-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,732
Posted By kesroberts

Get on a bike - any bike - and ride it. Then...

Get on a bike - any bike - and ride it. Then start thinking about all this other stuff.
Forum: Touring
05-09-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By kesroberts

I always bring a few zipties - they can serve...

I always bring a few zipties - they can serve various purposes and weigh nothing.
05-09-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By kesroberts

COol that you did it! I didn't know about it,...

COol that you did it! I didn't know about it, but am going to try to make a point of taking my daughter to pre-school via our tandem someday soon. It's only about a mile, but not a good mile for...
Forum: Touring
05-08-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By kesroberts

I live south of your route in Mass. and am not...

I live south of your route in Mass. and am not too familiar with all the areas you're going through, but if you drink beer, McNeil's in Brattleboro is not to be missed. There's also a nice food coop...
05-07-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By kesroberts

Zona - I've always thought about using the...

Zona -

I've always thought about using the wax method, but never have. How often do you rewax? And - if you know - how well does this method work in wetter climes? Thanks.
Forum: Touring
05-07-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,244
Posted By kesroberts

Thanks - Good point - I'll just bring both.

Thanks - Good point - I'll just bring both.
Forum: Touring
05-06-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,244
Posted By kesroberts

I have a Trangia question - What's the largest...

I have a Trangia question - What's the largest size pot you regularly use with it? Or put another way - how much water can it boil in a reasonable amount of time? I have one that came with a small...
Forum: Touring
05-06-13, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By kesroberts

I think that even the Santana skewer wouldn't be...

I think that even the Santana skewer wouldn't be wide enough and even so, requires a different fork for the trailer (If I remember correctly.) Anyway, I guess this is just academic at this point...
Forum: Touring
05-05-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By kesroberts

BOB w/ OMM Rack?

Has anyone out there figured out a way to use both a Bob trailer and an Old Man Mountain rack simultaneously? (Both attach using their own respective QR skewer.) I am about to do a short tour in...
Forum: Touring
05-05-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By kesroberts

Cool - Some day maybe we'll make it down that...

Cool - Some day maybe we'll make it down that way...
04-27-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,747
Posted By kesroberts

I guess I'm lucky or maybe unlucky since my wife...

I guess I'm lucky or maybe unlucky since my wife and I have used both on several tours, though never with a tandem. If I had to pick just one, I would go with panniers. However, we're planning to do...
04-27-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By kesroberts

This doesn't directly address your questions, but...

This doesn't directly address your questions, but we just got a Trek T900, which I guess would be called a 26" hybrid. I hadn't planned on taking it on singletrack, but my daughter demanded it...
Forum: Northeast
04-24-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By kesroberts

Also the D2R2 Route -...

Also the D2R2 Route - http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/randonnee.html

7Sp - thanks for mentioning that other ride - I'll have to check it out.
Forum: Northeast
04-23-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By kesroberts

I've thought about doing something similar in the...

I've thought about doing something similar in the general area of Rutland (Mass.) State Park/Forest and other public land out that way Many miles of dirt/gravel/trail/rail-trail out there. There are...
04-23-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,187
Posted By kesroberts

Sorry - don't have photos, but looking at the...

Sorry - don't have photos, but looking at the photos of your bike/rack. I'm almost certain that the rack is too wide and the the loop at the front is too tall for the Co-pilot seat to fit. It's a...
Forum: Touring
04-23-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By kesroberts

Thanks - that may be a good option. I'll report...

Thanks - that may be a good option. I'll report back with what we end up doing.
04-22-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,187
Posted By kesroberts

I have this one: ...

I have this one: http://www.campmor.com/co-pilot-limo-child-seat.shtml?source=CI&ci_sku=54600WC&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=

And it works with a standard Blackburn Expedition rack, so you could compare the...
Forum: Touring
04-21-13, 06:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,005
Posted By kesroberts

I have had a double cross since '06 and love it,...

I have had a double cross since '06 and love it, but it does feel a little flexy when really loaded with a lot (mine is 60cm - maybe smaller is stiffer?). BUT I really only noticed it on a tour my...
Forum: Touring
04-20-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,110
Posted By kesroberts

I thought I would resurrect this thread instead...

I thought I would resurrect this thread instead of starting a new one... Does anyone one have any other campground recommendations for the Cape? I'm planning to do a short tour out and back mainly...
04-18-13, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By kesroberts

Thanks for mentioning the driveline guards. I...

Thanks for mentioning the driveline guards. I went ahead and bought one that comes with a type of spacer bolt that I've never seen before - looks like they'll make it easy to add on the guard ring...
04-18-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By kesroberts

Yep - That's precisely the problem. Crankarm...

Yep - That's precisely the problem. Crankarm Shorteners are on they way right now.
04-17-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By kesroberts

Bash Guard on Stoker Timing Chainring?

Hi - I'm new to the tandem forum, having just bought a Trek T900. The primary riders on will be me and my young daughter. I'm concerned about her foot getting caught between the timing chain and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,804
Posted By kesroberts

Is everyone getting this clicking sound when...

Is everyone getting this clicking sound when braking? Does it go away with break-in? I am on mine, but haven't put many miles on it yet.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,804
Posted By kesroberts

Has anyone here used an S2C on a Dahon Mu Uno? ...

Has anyone here used an S2C on a Dahon Mu Uno? If so, I would be interested in hearing how you (1) compensated for the small difference in OLD between the hub and the frame and (2) attached the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-10, 08:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,804
Posted By kesroberts

I'm about to build an S2C wheel for my Dahon Uno...

I'm about to build an S2C wheel for my Dahon Uno - anyone have a rim recommendation? I'm thinking Sun CR-18, but this will be my first 20" wheel, so don't know about other options.

Thanks -
Forum: Touring
04-28-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By kesroberts

I had one of those - wish I still did. I gave it...

I had one of those - wish I still did. I gave it to a friend a while back - hopefully he's held onto it!
Forum: Commuting
03-17-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By kesroberts

Commuter Tax Credit for Self-Employed

Does anyone know whether there's any way that the self-employed can take advantage of the bike commuter tax credit that went into effect last year? I searched and couldn't find anything specific.
01-10-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,534
Posted By kesroberts

I have the Garneau winter shoes and went out for...

I have the Garneau winter shoes and went out for my first real cold ride in them today (15* when I started) At first I was worried because my feet did get cold, but that didn't last and my feet we...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By kesroberts

I've used an LT on a mountain bike and think that...

I've used an LT on a mountain bike and think that the ST would be fine for riding on the road (even in Boston).
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,159
Posted By kesroberts

I'm thinking about converting my Mu Uno to fixed...

I'm thinking about converting my Mu Uno to fixed someday. Am I right in thinking that a low flanged hub is a better choice than high-flange with the smaller diameter rims? And if so, who makes one...
12-14-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,623
Posted By kesroberts

I have 2 questions: 1. What's a good...

I have 2 questions:

1. What's a good do-it-all studded tire? I want to put a set on my cross bike to do short road rides through the winter, but would also like to take it out on forest roads and...
12-09-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By kesroberts

I've been commuting on a dahon SS with gearing at...

I've been commuting on a dahon SS with gearing at about 65" - Just mounted my studded tires a couple of days ago and can't believe how much they slow things down (not that I'm complaining....) I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,334
Posted By kesroberts

I just got a Dahon Mu Uno (singlespeed) and yes...

I just got a Dahon Mu Uno (singlespeed) and yes it's flexy, but much stiffer than I expected and I've been cranking up a few hills on it standing every day for the past few weeks. (I'm 190# and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By kesroberts

OK - you got me!

OK - you got me!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By kesroberts

Looking for Dahon Mu Uno - Boston

Does anyone know of a shop in the Boston area that has a Mu Uno in stock? Thanks -
Forum: Touring
06-05-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By kesroberts

My only out-of-USA touring was in So. Italy and I...

My only out-of-USA touring was in So. Italy and I loved it. We road from Rome to Campania, then took a train to Bari and road back to the west. Just get good maps and ride on the roads that look...
Forum: Touring
06-02-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By kesroberts

Thanks - both are great ideas.

Thanks - both are great ideas.
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By kesroberts

New England family mini-tour route suggestions

We are moving to central-Mass this summer and have had to scrap our plans for doing the C&O/Allegheny. I am hoping to get away for a short 2 or 3 days somewhere nearby in August. I'm talking easy...
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By kesroberts

I suggest paying for a bike fitting. The first...

I suggest paying for a bike fitting. The first time I did it, I found out how off I was with my own attempts to fit.
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