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05-08-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,479
Posted By salek

My "baby" is about to have a baby so I don't need...

My "baby" is about to have a baby so I don't need this. YET. Soon, I'll be bringing out the trailer for my first grandkid. (I'm that old???) However, WOW!!! This is beautiful. Nice work. I was...
05-08-16, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,131
Posted By salek

There is a companty called "Container Store". I...

There is a companty called "Container Store". I buy bins, boxes and stuff from ours regularly. The key thing is that with a selection of, well, just containers, you will probably find something...
11-08-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,599
Posted By salek

The Surly LHDT is the bicycle that I envisioned...

The Surly LHDT is the bicycle that I envisioned to be the replacement for my flagship long ride touring bicycle. I have not ridden one. However, it is still the bicycle that I imagineered for a...
09-10-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,312
Posted By salek

I was running two Cateye EL650s on a T-bar aimed...

I was running two Cateye EL650s on a T-bar aimed "well out" but still capable of lighting gravel/obstacles. Two on the handle bar with one relatively close and the other in the mid-range. Four...
09-01-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By salek

We have the same problem. I noticed that the...

We have the same problem. I noticed that the sidewalls on our tires appear to be closer to natural rubber. They don't have the black of carbon black. I believe that it is the rubber itself dying...
09-01-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By salek

With both of our children, each was in the...

With both of our children, each was in the Winchester until big enough to ride a trailerbike. The firstborn then became a stoker helping to pull the secondborn.
The Winchester was VERY lit up...
09-01-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,080
Posted By salek

I would fill the lake with tears over the...

I would fill the lake with tears over the apparent demise of the Avocet Cross K series. My all time favorite tire for both of my non-sport bikes. I once had them on the Grand Touring and MTB. ...
09-01-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,520
Posted By salek

For years, I used a set of 1984 Cannondale...

For years, I used a set of 1984 Cannondale Frannies and Overlands with a Blackburn rack. After adding a Winchester trailer, I weighed one trip and found that I was bringing home 85 pounds on the...
03-15-15, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By salek

I submit for your consideration that the trailer...

I submit for your consideration that the trailer itself needs to have light mounts and probably side and rear reflectors. You would not want somebody to see you bike past and drive through your...
01-31-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,147
Posted By salek

All of this is pointed to the front loader. I...

All of this is pointed to the front loader. I will break the thread slightly by commenting that the Big Dummy handles a good sized load quite well. My kids are in college so I'm not pumping them...
12-28-14, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By salek

I don't consider that foldy thingie good for...

I don't consider that foldy thingie good for anything but car2building. Flat surface only, concrete, linoleum, etc. Light cargo. Walking speed. Utterly worthless in the back yard. Pretty much...
10-29-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,341
Posted By salek

I would like a helmet cam that would split...

I would like a helmet cam that would split between what my eyes see forward, and the rear view mirror sees backwards.
As to electronic footpads, something that would broadcast "It's behind you. ...
10-29-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By salek

I run the Blackburn Mars (two) for rear for both...

I run the Blackburn Mars (two) for rear for both daytime and night time riding. My daytime running light is a Blackburn 3.3. For night riding, I use four Cateye EL650s.
However, I'm running into...
10-29-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By salek

I have considered going to the used electronics...

I have considered going to the used electronics store and getting a couple of used, out of date phones. I only want the camera function so out of date and obsolete for phone use does not matter.
10-29-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,713
Posted By salek

I originally had all three of my bikes set up...

I originally had all three of my bikes set up with two handlebar mounted Cateye EL650 lights, and two more on a "T mount". They were my "headlights". A Blackburn 3.3 facing dead forward flashing...
10-29-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By salek

I'm hoping to start work on my own flatbed...

I'm hoping to start work on my own flatbed sometime during 2015. Trying to design in my head at the moment. I want 26" wheels to have one tire/tube standard for the whole house. Low on my...
10-29-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,494
Posted By salek

We don't appear to have any surviving pictures,...

We don't appear to have any surviving pictures, but we did this for years. Erin would help tow Errol. When Erin graduated to a separate bicycle, Errol would help tow groceries. I think that the...
09-21-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,754
Posted By salek

Since the thread is determined to be specific to...

Since the thread is determined to be specific to a high, central load, I think that it may be fairly safe to say that there is not a good answer. Anybody can state that a high center of gravity is...
09-21-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,442
Posted By salek

About 1989, my Karmann Ghia (1900 pounds)...

About 1989, my Karmann Ghia (1900 pounds) developed a problem literally a block from home. It is easy to push around on level ground. I got a "driver" and my Touring bicycle (19 chain inch low). I...
08-05-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,754
Posted By salek

good with front loads

397596In 1984, I bought Takara's #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) Grand Touring bicycle. Back then, outside of toys, you had two types of bicycles, sport/race...
07-13-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By salek

I bought my first Third Eye back in 1984. SOLD. ...

I bought my first Third Eye back in 1984. SOLD. That was a glasses model. Today, the whole family runs the helmet model. By turning your head, there is no blind spot. You can always track...
07-09-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,559
Posted By salek

Cycling? For crying out loud, wear proper...

Cycling? For crying out loud, wear proper cycling shorts and underwear is a moot point. Now, off the bike, bamboo is also anti-bacterial as well as wool. When I commute, cycling shorts. When I...
07-09-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By salek

I swear by Mr. Tuffy. They are in every bike at...

I swear by Mr. Tuffy. They are in every bike at this house. Ok, sidewalls are still at risk. But, the main tread area is heavily armored. Worth every penny.
07-03-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,724
Posted By salek

Not being very strong, even when doing good...

Not being very strong, even when doing good training mileage, for me low end is everything. I would pretty much echo turbo1889. Light, I'm middle mostly and some upper if at speed downhill. Heavy,...
07-03-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,915
Posted By salek

Good thinking and good use of available...

Good thinking and good use of available equipment. I used to work for a computer company with a single story, but wide campus. They put Razor brand scooters at various stations to get around...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By salek

I treat my bicycles as the vehicles that they...

I treat my bicycles as the vehicles that they are. My Karman Ghia, VW Bus, Grand Touring Bicycle, Commuter (MTB) and Big Dummy are all vehicles to get me around. Each vehicle carries the basic kit...
03-29-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By salek

We have a two seat Winchester. Squeeze cut down...

We have a two seat Winchester. Squeeze cut down a "boogie board" so that it will fit in the bottom of the Winchester (seats removed). We have the option of no board (soft goods) and board (hard...
03-29-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,888
Posted By salek

I once saw a nice pop up tent trailer (1 person)...

I once saw a nice pop up tent trailer (1 person) for about $500. Yup, expensive. But, the unloaded weight was not too much more than the average kiddie trailer. This thing is heavy before you put...
01-25-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,445
Posted By salek

The first week of November (2012), my wife and I...

The first week of November (2012), my wife and I rode from Fort Smith (AR) to North Little Rock. This last November (2013), we had a friend dump us at Greenwood (LA) and rode home to Arlington (TX)....
01-25-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,319
Posted By salek

Wow, makes my first attempt at a set look...

Wow, makes my first attempt at a set look terrible. And, mine are terrible. They may be functional, but mine look nasty.
I, too, had planned on mounting "running lights" on the outer edges to...
10-03-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,562
Posted By salek

Both of our kids grew up in a Winchester double...

Both of our kids grew up in a Winchester double wide trailer until they could fit a trailer-bike. There was one awkward year before the first was big enough for a trailer-bike and the baby was...
10-02-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By salek

Our local "Chinamart" is on a beautiful linear...

Our local "Chinamart" is on a beautiful linear park bike path. For us, we intentionally do the entire park to get groceries though we could just go straight there. With the linear park, we have a 7...
07-20-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By salek

Baby Erin was doing 25 miles in a Winchester at...

Baby Erin was doing 25 miles in a Winchester at the Hottern' Hell 100. Later, she was doing the same 25 on a trailerbike. Squeeze and I would tag team the trailer at a 27 mile ride. Thus, I post...
07-20-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By salek

I don't run slime or other goops in my tubes. I...

I don't run slime or other goops in my tubes. I do believe in Mr. Tuffy inserts for flat free mileage. Yes, I have had a rash of problems lately that I cannot explain. But, this is the third...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,675
Posted By salek

Responding to the "displaced Texan". My comment...

Responding to the "displaced Texan". My comment was not hyperbole. Actually, it is in the Texas Law to have an ID when off of your property. Class C misdemeanor. I have loaned out my Blue Book,...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By salek

True. So true. However, they did not offer disk...

True. So true. However, they did not offer disk brakes on MTBs in 1990. At least not at my price point.
My BD has disks and I am SOOOO sold on disk brakes. But the MTB and the 1984 Grand...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,067
Posted By salek

I have a choice in my commute. I can cycle home...

I have a choice in my commute. I can cycle home from work (20 miles) or take the train and cycle home from the train station (11.5 miles). Disclaimer: We cheat. My lovely parmachi takes me to the...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 58
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Views: 2,145
Posted By salek

Now is the time that the Dallas/FortWorth area...

Now is the time that the Dallas/FortWorth area starts its string of 100+ degree "daze". As well as the aforementioned items, I buy these bamboo towels from Performance Bike Shop. "coin towels" I...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By salek

I recently had a BMW pull way to close to my tail...

I recently had a BMW pull way to close to my tail at a light. I pointed at him. He opened the window and commented, "why are you pointing at me, maaan?". I pointed out that he was too close to my...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,675
Posted By salek

I have both my DL and CHL along with contact...

I have both my DL and CHL along with contact numbers on my helmet. I'm still thinking about getting the velcro road ID though for the aforementioned reasons. In Texas, you MUST have your legal id...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By salek

boom

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Forum: Commuting
06-28-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,568
Posted By salek

catastrophic!

I am having too many of them. The rear 23 year old rim had taken too much braking during commuting. It thinned too much.
The RIM, not the rubber gave up. I had a blowout of epic proportions.
I...
06-28-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,745
Posted By salek

The Extracycle "sidecar" is not exactly a real...

The Extracycle "sidecar" is not exactly a real sidecar to support a living critter. However, I do so hope to order one soon.
06-28-13, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By salek

Disclaimer: I am very prejudiced. I may also be...

Disclaimer: I am very prejudiced. I may also be ignorant as I have not yet pushed my BD to its limits as a cargo bike.
I am a firm believer of not having a kickstand. The first thing that I did...
05-19-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,493
Posted By salek

Single thumb down: Your back deck does not have...

Single thumb down: Your back deck does not have the beautiful wood deck that I am used to thinking as Surly's mark. Double the thumbs up: I dig the number of holes in the back deck for tying down...
03-21-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By salek

protecting the rear spokes

I bought my BD used. It does not have a disk that protects the spokes from catching chain on an overshift at the rear axle. That is partly why I had that catastrophic recently.
Does the BD...
03-15-13, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By salek

Ok, maybe I used the wrong word. My BD came to...

Ok, maybe I used the wrong word. My BD came to me as a used vehicle and does not have a disk to keep the chain out of the spokes. The chain did suck, wrap, lodge around the rear axle. I had to use...
03-07-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By salek

catastrophic!

Catastrophe! Training for our upcoming ride, I had put two gallons of water on the front rack as if low riders, and had four gallons on the back end. We were 3.3 miles from home, coasting a gentle...
03-05-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By salek

I wanted to be able to have some tuck. I put the...

I wanted to be able to have some tuck. I put the same bar end extensions on my BD that I have on my MTB. with that wide handlebar stance and the extensions, I feel as though I am driving a...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,442
Posted By salek

>>So how does one tuck and roll with a bike...

>>So how does one tuck and roll with a bike between their legs?<< When I got my first "adult" bicycle at 21. I was taught by the local crew to pull the bike up on you to protect it when you go...
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