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09-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 590
Posted By HelpSingularity

Boy, what a bunch of negative nancys. I say go...

Boy, what a bunch of negative nancys. I say go for it. I mean, what could go wrong? :foo:
09-02-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By HelpSingularity

I lived in Arcata for 6 years in the 80's and...

I lived in Arcata for 6 years in the 80's and 90's (Go Lumberjacks). Miss it a lot. Looking at the route it seems pretty neat and a great excursion through the woods and what were once woods. At one...
09-01-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 845
Posted By HelpSingularity

I do kinda like the seat lug, and the chrome seat...

I do kinda like the seat lug, and the chrome seat and chain stays are a nice touch. The rest of it kinda assaults my sensibilities, especially the hodgepodge of parts, and the fork bend is a little...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By HelpSingularity

Sorry for your loss. That is just about the...

Sorry for your loss. That is just about the sh*ttyist feeling when you realize your little pride and joy is no longer there. And that was a particularly pretty bike that you had too. Again, sorry for...
Forum: Introductions
08-31-22, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By HelpSingularity

Cycling truly is a wondrous activity. It never...

Cycling truly is a wondrous activity. It never gets old. Welcome to the bikeforums. :thumb:
08-30-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By HelpSingularity

Nice lookin' ride. Good luck with the build.

Nice lookin' ride. Good luck with the build.
08-30-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By HelpSingularity

One of the options I don't see mentioned very...

One of the options I don't see mentioned very often is to just "run what ya brung". You have about 32 gear inches with your current setup which is not ideal for touring but pretty good. There is no...
08-30-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By HelpSingularity

Francis: I followed you for years when I was just...

Francis: I followed you for years when I was just lurking. Your responses were always a breath of fresh air in the dank environs that this place sometimes is. I literally am honored to be able to...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 679
Posted By HelpSingularity

Dang, dude, that is HARD CORE.:thumb: I have...

Dang, dude, that is HARD CORE.:thumb: I have putzed around in freezing weather and spent A night in a tent in snow and then scurried off to shelter to dry out and warm up. But this is a whole other...
08-27-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By HelpSingularity

Hammer and nail, 12 spd chain, you're kidding,...

Hammer and nail, 12 spd chain, you're kidding, right?:eek:
08-27-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By HelpSingularity

Depending on where you are going, some areas are...

Depending on where you are going, some areas are SPREAD OUT, with a connected cell phone it is amazingly simple to plan such a trip. Google maps alone will allow you to do a lot of the planning. And...
08-27-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,083
Posted By HelpSingularity

Great question. I have often wondered that...

Great question. I have often wondered that myself. Glad to see some input from the hivemind on this subject.:thumb:
Forum: Introductions
08-27-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By HelpSingularity

Yup, I know what you mean when a bicycle speaks...

Yup, I know what you mean when a bicycle speaks to you, it's all over then. :)
Welcome
08-24-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By HelpSingularity

cool ride, bro I would even go so far as to...

cool ride, bro
I would even go so far as to say: extra cool ride, bro
08-19-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By HelpSingularity

I purchased a Masi Gran Criterium from Harris...

I purchased a Masi Gran Criterium from Harris Bicycle Shop in Pacific Beach in the summer of 1975 for USD 750. It must have been one of the early ones because it had the twin plate crown and zero...
08-19-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By HelpSingularity

D*mn, that is a beautiful International.:love:

D*mn, that is a beautiful International.:love:
Forum: Introductions
08-19-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By HelpSingularity

Welcome Will. Krakow is a cool name!:) Krakow ...

Welcome Will. Krakow is a cool name!:) Krakow
The images of the city look very beautiful. I'm hoping to visit there in the next few years.
Cheers
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By HelpSingularity

My theory is yes, there will be some humans still...

My theory is yes, there will be some humans still hanging on, Mad Max style, but with bicycles.:twitchy:
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By HelpSingularity

#amyvegan Just a fyi: It's funny that you...

#amyvegan
Just a fyi: It's funny that you should bring this subject up; 'cause I've been reading up and thinking about this very subject since I started contemplating getting a Bike Friday myself a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By HelpSingularity

Concerning parts availability I don't think you...

Concerning parts availability I don't think you really have to worry about that (although I could be wrong). There are millions and millions of rim-braked bicycles in the world that are going to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By HelpSingularity

One issue I have in the rim/disk wars is that to...

One issue I have in the rim/disk wars is that to my knowledge Bike Friday does not offer thru-axles, only the traditional dropouts. In my readings it seems like thru-axles are a somewhat crucial part...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,094
Posted By HelpSingularity

I am kinda, sorta thinking about getting a Bike...

I am kinda, sorta thinking about getting a Bike Friday for touring: diamond llama. I've been strictly a Luddite in the brake department but thought perhaps this is my big chance to join the 21st...
08-16-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By HelpSingularity

I purchased one of these from Home Depot last...

I purchased one of these from Home Depot last year. Has been more than adequate. 81 USD...
08-16-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 713
Posted By HelpSingularity

Good on you billmc40. Having even a cheapo bike...

Good on you billmc40. Having even a cheapo bike stand, and the Park stands are several cuts above that, will change the drudgery of doing bike repairs into something that is just downright fun and oh...
08-16-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 956
Posted By HelpSingularity

The only thing is I have not really been able to...

The only thing is I have not really been able to tell the good stuff from the knock off stuff. But generally name brand products will use the good stuff.
08-16-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By HelpSingularity

I have stored my Zefal HP pump on the NDS seat...

I have stored my Zefal HP pump on the NDS seat stay for over ten years. Like yours I have also wrapped a velcro strap around the assemblage. Between the compression of the spring and the wrap (for...
08-16-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 956
Posted By HelpSingularity

My experience over the years with the "hook and...

My experience over the years with the "hook and loop" fasteners has varied quite a bit. Like you I've had velcro that lasted practically forever. And I've had "velcro" that barely lasted a couple of...
08-12-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By HelpSingularity

If your world mostly revolves around the 700C...

If your world mostly revolves around the 700C sizes (like mine does) sure, it's all pretty self explanatory. Except a 29er is actually smaller than a 27 inch tire. And a 700C is the same rim diameter...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,931
Posted By HelpSingularity

Just beautiful!

Just beautiful!
08-12-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By HelpSingularity

I have found the big platform pedals work very...

I have found the big platform pedals work very well with tennie runners or skate shoes, my feet are always very comfy. I also use the Superfeet inserts on all my shoes. I also use spd's for when I'm...
08-12-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By HelpSingularity

Seconding on the neglected stuff. In my...

Seconding on the neglected stuff. In my experience virtually nobody ( present company excepted, of course :)) ever touches the BB. For the most part the BB is the very definition of a neglected area....
08-12-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By HelpSingularity

I for one, can't wait for our bicycle tire...

I for one, can't wait for our bicycle tire overlords to take over and start asserting the ETRTO and ISO 5775 specifications so we can finally dispense with the hodge podge of tire sizings that have...
08-09-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 788
Posted By HelpSingularity

really love that color. nice tape job too!

really love that color. nice tape job too!
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By HelpSingularity

I did the ride in the mid 70's (I think, I'm...

I did the ride in the mid 70's (I think, I'm old). When SD Youth Hostels was run by the Elliots (I think). Notable SD racer Hannah North was on it. Great ride. Good times. :thumb:
08-05-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By HelpSingularity

Yes, a road bike is part of the rabbit hole I was...

Yes, a road bike is part of the rabbit hole I was speaking of, with an almost infinite number of options available. I don't know what your inclinations are about acquiring another bicycle and/or your...
08-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By HelpSingularity

Speaking as a fellow geezer who is now gently...

Speaking as a fellow geezer who is now gently entering the twilight phase of my storied cycling career, I would guess that, at least, a partial solution for your "need for speed" TM :) is not bigger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,605
Posted By HelpSingularity

Hi bikemig Did you ever pull the trigger on a...

Hi bikemig
Did you ever pull the trigger on a diamond llama? I too, am bike friday (diamond llama) curious. :)
thanks
07-31-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 296,084
Posted By HelpSingularity

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/trek1992multitrack750_fac39924f22efd7c57a6dcce3abcb7ae1f403330.jpg
A crappy image of my 1992 Multitrack 750 converted to drop bar...
07-31-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By HelpSingularity

pretty gosh darned cool! :thumb:

pretty gosh darned cool! :thumb:
07-31-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 296,084
Posted By HelpSingularity

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_4141_a0cf86bdad4b7f051bb110523b6dd0c9f3d9afe1.jpg
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Nice...
07-31-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By HelpSingularity

Nice! :love:

Nice! :love:
07-20-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 296,084
Posted By HelpSingularity

Any chance we could have a close up of the e...

Any chance we could have a close up of the e system? I'm kinda curious about how that stuff is put together and whatnot.
And if you don't mind what does a setup like that run?
And how do you like...
07-15-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 296,084
Posted By HelpSingularity

I feel your pain, brother :lol:

I feel your pain, brother :lol:
Forum: Commuting
07-15-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By HelpSingularity

I like CHAIN-L. Put it in a needle (small)...

I like CHAIN-L. Put it in a needle (small) applicator and one drop per link. Wipe. It is a thick oil and lasts a long time.
Forum: Introductions
07-14-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By HelpSingularity

Welcome to bike forums, MBailey23. Ebikes are a...

Welcome to bike forums, MBailey23. Ebikes are a lotta fun. And darn practical for local errands. Hope you have a good time here.:)
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By HelpSingularity

In this day and age a good, solid and name brand...

In this day and age a good, solid and name brand bike, IMHO should be worth $150 all day long. Everybody knows and respects the old steel framed Treks. And since you're from a college town start...
07-14-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,023
Posted By HelpSingularity

I'm in love.:love:

I'm in love.:love:
07-14-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 904
Posted By HelpSingularity

If you are like most people and don't usually...

If you are like most people and don't usually ride in the rain and you're not regularly riding down long, steep, and twisty mountain sides with 50 lbs on your bike along with your 250 lb carcass then...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By HelpSingularity

So don't leave us hanging! What kind of amenities...

So don't leave us hanging! What kind of amenities do they have?
Secure Indoor parking?
Locker room, locker room with shower?
Any monster climbs to or fro?
There really is hardly any better to...
07-08-22, 03:30 PM
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