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07-15-09, 01:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By delver

I was not insinuating that I am constantly...

I was not insinuating that I am constantly getting right hooked, nor whining about the fairly rare times it happens. Rather I was asking about how folks express appreciation for the equaly rare times...
07-11-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By delver

acknowledgeing polite drivers

On the fairly rare occations that a driver slows behind you so they can then turn off to the right after you have cleared their way. They are behind, so eye contact and a nod is out. I generaly...
Forum: Touring
07-10-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,525
Posted By delver

On my last trip, a few weeks ago, I stopped at a...

On my last trip, a few weeks ago, I stopped at a fruit stand and got two big two pound tubs of blueberrys. Had to eat one right there cause I did not have the cargo room for one, much less two. So...
Forum: Touring
07-08-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,525
Posted By delver

snickers bar and a banana at the same time.

snickers bar and a banana at the same time.
07-06-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,778
Posted By delver

I had a pink centurian mixte, medium quality, I...

I had a pink centurian mixte, medium quality, I sure wish it had been big enough for me! I was picturing it with north road bars and an internal hub. I fixed it as a five speed and gave it to a...
07-04-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,431
Posted By delver

Funny, I mostly do wholesale and encounter really...

Funny, I mostly do wholesale and encounter really clueless people all the time. And I bet that when I go to my materials supplyer I have asked some pretty clueless things. I bet that my supplyers...
07-03-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By delver

They are breeding. A lot. and I bet it was...

They are breeding. A lot.

and I bet it was the timing belt.
07-03-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,431
Posted By delver

Best CL ever. Sharks are F---ing awsome.

Best CL ever.

Sharks are F---ing awsome.
Forum: Touring
07-02-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By delver

Yes. I had a squirrel go into the front wheel of...

Yes. I had a squirrel go into the front wheel of my fixed gear once. That was horrible on so many levels.

I was actualy relieved to see the screw, at first I thought that my beloved bicycle had...
07-01-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,582
Posted By delver

Dear effing god. What is funnyer is the...

Dear effing god. What is funnyer is the hatemail. They probably pick and choose, but death threats.

A bunch of psychos gunning for mullets. Who do you root for?
Forum: Touring
07-01-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By delver

the tire is a 28c. Curses. Which is...

the tire is a 28c.

Curses. Which is worse... Punctures or puns...:p

I was thinking that about the fenders, but have been thinking about trying none at all. Never done that, it would have...
Forum: Touring
07-01-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By delver

It bottomed out, double hole in the tube, marred...

It bottomed out, double hole in the tube, marred the rim tape a bit.
Forum: Touring
07-01-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By delver

would any tire have stopped this?

So I was bopping along, looking at the scenery,
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3540/3679002512_d3055721a2.jpg?v=0

about twenty miles per hour, ...
Forum: Touring
06-24-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,130
Posted By delver

to the op, no they are not akward for short...

to the op, no they are not akward for short rides, nor are they necasary for touring. STI will work fine for a tour short or long. After you tour for a while, you may decide that you want something...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By delver

It never hurts to have an extra set of wheels. ...

It never hurts to have an extra set of wheels. Daily wear like commuting, saving your touring, racing, whatever wheels for when needed is not a terrible idea, plus if you have the rims and hubs your...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,917
Posted By delver

[QUOTE=BigBlueToe;9061662]My "who cares" answer...

[QUOTE=BigBlueToe;9061662]My "who cares" answer was meant as encouragement, not condemnation, in case anyone took it that way. QUOTE]

Hey, took it that way, no problems. I was kind of admiting...
Forum: Touring
06-07-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,917
Posted By delver

For everyone who answered thank you for you...

For everyone who answered thank you for you rresopnse. Is is a silly question based on a semantic nothing but this thread has helped me keep my mind ocupoied as I watched a loved one pass away over...
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,917
Posted By delver

Yeah, but I was just upset that my name was...

Yeah, but I was just upset that my name was posted online with a DNF for the brevet. I possess little competitive spirit, but hate to give up on something. Seeing my name in that list really...
06-06-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By delver

Types of Univega Gran Turismo frames

Mine is double butted according to the sticker, with mounts for only one bottle cage, and no front lowrider mounts. I hear about triple butted Gran Turismos with lots of mounts.
I am really happy...
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,917
Posted By delver

I'm actually down to about twenty five...

I'm actually down to about twenty five bikes(regular riders, still have a bunch in the barn). Vintage is another word for old. Its a word that a rider on an old bike uses while lusting after a rig...
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,917
Posted By delver

I guess that having all brand new uber expensive...

I guess that having all brand new uber expensive equipment helps as well. I think that Robow can attest that I tour on nothing but the latest and greatest:lol:
When we met I was on cracked old 27"...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,594
Posted By delver

Not really converted I guess. Looks...

Not really converted I guess.


Looks pretty cool to me, I like the no rack look. What kind of seat bag is that?
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,473
Posted By delver

congragulations to all who made the cut. Have...

congragulations to all who made the cut. Have fun and ride safe. I just got my rejection letter yesterday. Now back to summer plans A through F.

Maby I should not have told them I can't...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,917
Posted By delver

Well, thanks. I figured that since it just feels...

Well, thanks. I figured that since it just feels a bit different than fighting headwinds for days, running out of water cause all the gas stations are closed down, trying to find a camp when there...
06-04-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By delver

Good frames with light damage

I have a few frames that I would actualy ride myself, but are to small:mad: They have some issues, like a mid eightys miyata 610 with a rear derailer cable stop with some rust inside, though the...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,917
Posted By delver

Is this considered touring?

Every once in a while I ride a bike 200 miles one way to visit a friend for a couple days, then ride back.
Generaly two nights camping each way over the boston mountains of Arkansas with minimal...
06-03-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,004
Posted By delver

I Don't know much tech on the sprint derailers,...

I Don't know much tech on the sprint derailers, but my 86 team fuji has the original sprint front der, and I am running a triple, 53-46-24, with a 13-26 seven speed freewheel. No problems with...
Forum: Touring
05-31-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By delver

Cool trip. I love my Msr dromedary bags,...

Cool trip.

I love my Msr dromedary bags, they are tough. Only complaint is that they are a bit hard to unscrew the main lid after a day or so. I usualy just fill throught the smaller cap...
05-29-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,318
Posted By delver

My Gran Turismo with Blueline derailers/levers...

My Gran Turismo with Blueline derailers/levers was a pain to shift the rear gears. The suntour freewheel teeth had no ramping at all and it was really difficult to downshift on any uphill grade.
I...
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By delver

OK, how do you do that? I just don't get...

OK, how do you do that? I just don't get computers...
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By delver

Monty Python on bicycle touring

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5B72E17D66A21212&search_query=montypython+cycling+tour

hope this link works, don't know how many people have seen this but it is classic Monty python, and...
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By delver

Fibre fix spoke use

How true can you get a wheel with a fibre fix? Do you have to loosen a few or the surounding spokes to get it true, or do you accept a slight wobble untill replacement?
Forum: Touring
05-28-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,473
Posted By delver

[ No one wants to see footage of 40 20-somethings...

[ No one wants to see footage of 40 20-somethings sitting around a campfire dissing each others taste in music. ]

I see some reality tv every once in a while, and it seems to me that such a thing...
Forum: Touring
05-20-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,473
Posted By delver

Its not less remarkable, its probably more. But...

Its not less remarkable, its probably more. But for this ride it would just have more drama and comedy potential, which would be great for a film.
For what its worth, I have a virtualy Zero dollar...
Forum: Touring
05-18-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,473
Posted By delver

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=42below+vodk...

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=42below+vodka&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GWYE&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=kJcRSquiGJLaMc-9jaoG&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=...
Forum: Touring
05-17-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By delver

Just to show you something, my miyata 1000 is a...

Just to show you something, my miyata 1000 is a 54c, and I usualy ride a 58, with some 60c bikes in the mix. But because it is an outstanding touring bike I have it set up so that I can ride it...
05-16-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,063
Posted By delver

I rode my dads old varsity from about thirteen to...

I rode my dads old varsity from about thirteen to sixteen, when it was stolen. We lived about seven miles from any pavement in the california high desert. I used to bomb so fast on washboard dirt...
Forum: Touring
05-15-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,473
Posted By delver

So, should one be honest with them if applying...

So, should one be honest with them if applying and being a non drinker? Any promo shots of rider taking, well, shots, just sort of sling it over the shoulder?

I sent in my info. Since the...
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By delver

Really important to check for widow makers in the...

Really important to check for widow makers in the trees that you set up in. I only use the fly when its raining or looks like it, and use a heavyer tarp than most. This settup survived a night of...
Forum: Touring
05-10-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,245
Posted By delver

Try used book shops, I got some decent deals on...

Try used book shops, I got some decent deals on Zen&, bicyclings repair book, and my personal classic and vintage bible, Glens bicycle repair.

Otherwise, the library is your friend. just don't...
Forum: Touring
05-04-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,296
Posted By delver

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3401/3487903318_747...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3401/3487903318_7479ec1e35.jpg?v=0
This was a really tasty breakfast, but without my hot tea those pringles would have clashed with the fruit. I love my pepsi can...
Forum: Touring
05-04-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,594
Posted By delver

[ like the aero bar net. Seems like a good place...

[ like the aero bar net. Seems like a good place to put things that you want to keep close at hand - snacks, camera, etc.[/QUOTE]

It may not be as good as a regular bag, but I really wanted a way...
Forum: Touring
05-04-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,594
Posted By delver

KHS Expedition. I found the frame in a pile of...

KHS Expedition. I found the frame in a pile of junk. The fenders are able to take some really big knoby tires, but I like these(serfas drifters). I can clear some fairly rough trails on this bike....
05-04-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,824
Posted By delver

Once on a tour I had to stop at a bike shop to...

Once on a tour I had to stop at a bike shop to get my headset replaced.

While my rig(1985 Univega Gran Turismo) was up on the stand, this guy came in for some energy gu. He started dogging on my...
Forum: Touring
05-03-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,296
Posted By delver

[ If you go out for a weekend and don`t know how...

[ If you go out for a weekend and don`t know how much you have left, do you just go and cross your fingers? Drag a whole extra with you just in case? Take a brand new one and leave the partial at...
Forum: Touring
05-03-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By delver

It is not a problem getting parts for a bike like...

It is not a problem getting parts for a bike like that. You may have to shop around for a bike shop that is willing to stock, get or help with things. But there is not a single thing that cannot be...
05-01-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By delver

[quote=HSean;8825340]Madmax you say? I think I...

[quote=HSean;8825340]Madmax you say? I think I have you beat QUOTE]

Well, yeah, if you are into the later films...:innocent:

I am a purist. Its only the original for me. I was actualy...
04-30-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,212
Posted By delver

First thought-Motobecane But Univega/other...

First thought-Motobecane

But Univega/other Japanese as has been mentioned was my second thought.

Then I realized that I would really like to know more about Puch. I can never find anything...
04-30-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,792
Posted By delver

Sometimes when I get on one of my non Suicide...

Sometimes when I get on one of my non Suicide lever bikes I almost wreck at some point in the first mile or so because I am reaching for something that is not there. So they must do something...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By delver

I was useing my tourers rather a lot, cause its...

I was useing my tourers rather a lot, cause its hilly, they can haul a lot and I am very car light.
My go fast bikes are all sort of vintage so I ride them more for pleasure/training, they mostly...
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