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10-14-18, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Palmer

VO Cantis

I had a set on my touring bike. They worked just fine and were very easy to set up, although, as Andrew points out, if you adjust them the way VO suggests, they aren't very powerful. I eventually...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By Palmer

I've had a Vision like yours for almost twenty...

I've had a Vision like yours for almost twenty years. It's really a nice, underrated bike. It looks like you may have the later bike with the longer wheelbase, although it's a little hard to tell...
01-06-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Palmer

Thank you!

Thank you! I couldn't find that anywhere on the internet but here!
01-06-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Palmer

Campy Hub with different bearing sizes

I have an early Campy freehub wheelset that I got off eBay a few years ago. I haven't used them much, but I finally decided to repack the bearings. I started on the rear, with no real problem...
09-22-17, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By Palmer

I've always used Branford Bike. I remember when...

I've always used Branford Bike. I remember when they had the original store in Branford, Connecticut.
Forum: Touring
08-01-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,420
Posted By Palmer

Bgraham, I love the trekking bars. Where...

Bgraham,

I love the trekking bars. Where (if anywhere) do you put a rear-view mirror?
03-17-13, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By Palmer

Great shoes! I had a pair back in the 80's that...

Great shoes! I had a pair back in the 80's that wore out. I had a difficult time finding another pair, but finally found some that were exactly the same, but sold under the name "Power". I assume...
04-21-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Palmer

Just ignore me. I'm an idiot. I just re-read...

Just ignore me. I'm an idiot. I just re-read the ebay listing for the headset. It clearly says "27mm crown race". According to Sheldon Brown, the Peugeot should have a 26.4 fork, and that's what...
04-21-12, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Palmer

I am sure it's the crown race. I assume that the...

I am sure it's the crown race. I assume that the second (sideways) picture shows the correct installation, but I was surprised by the upside down lettering. Is it possibly made to fit two sizes of...
04-21-12, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Palmer

I think that I've uploaded the pictures, but I'm...

I think that I've uploaded the pictures, but I'm not really sure. Hope they help.
04-21-12, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Palmer

Yes, I'm talking about the crown race. I'll try...

Yes, I'm talking about the crown race. I'll try to get a picture. I know it would help, I'm just kinda lazy.
04-21-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By Palmer

stronglight headset installation question

I'm trying to learn the peculiarities of French bikes, but I'm not sure I'm ready for all this. I bought an old PX-10 frame that I'm beginning to rehab. I also purchased what I assumed to be the...
01-08-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,681
Posted By Palmer

I've owned a Dawes Double Blue since about 1980 -...

I've owned a Dawes Double Blue since about 1980 - 81. I bought the frame after crashing a Raleigh Record. I've always loved the ride, but the build quality is somewhat questionable. One of the...
Forum: Touring
11-11-10, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Palmer

YoKev - It took me almost three weeks to take the...

YoKev - It took me almost three weeks to take the trip. I only took one day off (rain). I left on October 10th and arrived on October 30th. I do wish that I had taken a little more time for...
Forum: Touring
11-10-10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Palmer

Florida Trip Report

I just returned from a trip from Harrisburg, PA to St. Petersburg, FL and thought that I would share some of my thoughts. The trip was quite uneventful, but I did learn some things that I thought...
09-01-08, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,504
Posted By Palmer

Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I should read the...

Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I should read the forum more often.

Double Blue is in a bit of disrepair right now - I stole some parts off it for another project. I should get it back together...
08-20-08, 01:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,504
Posted By Palmer

As a longtime Dawes owner, I have to say that my...

As a longtime Dawes owner, I have to say that my Double Blue is probably my all-time favorite bike. I picked up the frame in 1980 after my Raleigh Record lost a battle with a car, and moved the...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Palmer

I have Lone Peaks. They're probably better made...

I have Lone Peaks. They're probably better made than Nashbar's, but they do have some issues. The trailing edge of the pannier tends to sag inward untill it rubs the spokes on the back wheel. This...
07-20-08, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,408
Posted By Palmer

I use whatever is handy (plastic, metal, quik...

I use whatever is handy (plastic, metal, quik stik) although I do find that the metal levers work better for tough tires. As far as metal marring my rims, I guess I just don't keep my rims so pretty...
Forum: Recumbent
11-28-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Palmer

Thanks! As I mentioned earlier, I'm using a...

Thanks! As I mentioned earlier, I'm using a travel agent, and I think that the travel agent takes up too much space for me to ever be able to use the V-brakes. I could switch over to newer levers...
Forum: Recumbent
11-21-07, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Palmer

Thanks! I looked at the pictures on the Barcroft...

Thanks! I looked at the pictures on the Barcroft website, and they also run their cable behind the fork. That seems to help for me, but I still get some interference. I think that it's mostly...
Forum: Recumbent
11-21-07, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Palmer

V-brakes on a Vision

I've got an older Vision R-40 that is set up as a SWB with above-seat steering. I haven't ridden the bike for awhile, but recently decided to get it out and see if I can get back into commuting. ...
10-18-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,362
Posted By Palmer

I certainly agree with others who have said that...

I certainly agree with others who have said that inverted tread tires won't help when riding on ice. I've hit small patches of ice and had bikes go out from under me before I had a chance to react -...
10-12-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Palmer

Seems like a few of us still have our wood-soled...

Seems like a few of us still have our wood-soled Duegis. Mine were great 20 years ago (it couldn't have been 30 years, could it?), but my feet seem to have spread over the years and I can only wear...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 995
Posted By Palmer

When I was younger, I did a 40 mi. RT commute for...

When I was younger, I did a 40 mi. RT commute for a summer. I enjoyed it a lot, and took a lot of pride in my abilities. Since then, I have had a series of jobs that allowed me to commute about 20...
02-11-07, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,457
Posted By Palmer

I've got a Double Blue that was possibly the last...

I've got a Double Blue that was possibly the last one imported. It was a replacement frame for one that I had purchased in '80 that broke a dropout about four years later. Great bike.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-18-07, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Palmer

This is exactly the information I needed. ...

This is exactly the information I needed. Thanks!!
Forum: Framebuilders
01-15-07, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Palmer

Painting Detail Question

I recently acquired an older Guerciotti Frame on eBay. The frame is in good shape, but needs to be repainted. I've painted frames before, so getting some color on the frame shouldn't be a problem. ...
08-05-06, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Palmer

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the ride.

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the ride.
08-04-06, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Palmer

I still ride my Dawes Double Blue. It was my...

I still ride my Dawes Double Blue. It was my first "good" bike, purchased in 1981, although when I stripped the frame for a repaint I was shocked by the poor quality of the brazing. Nonetheless,...
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-06, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By Palmer

My Vision R-42 is convertible, and I've used it...

My Vision R-42 is convertible, and I've used it in both configurations. I find that I prefer OSS for a couple of reasons. First, even though I rode the bike in the USS configuration for over a year...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-05, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 43,129
Posted By Palmer

As a motorcyclist, I've always been told that...

As a motorcyclist, I've always been told that Rain-X should NOT be used on helmet shields. I've never tried it because of the warnings. Lemon Pledge works pretty well with rain, but wouldn't be any...
Forum: Touring
12-09-05, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,401
Posted By Palmer

No one should be dissuaded from using a hammock...

No one should be dissuaded from using a hammock by cold temps. I've kept warm with a closed cell foam pad down to the low 30s. There are readily available underpads/underquilts that will work at...
Forum: Touring
12-09-05, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,401
Posted By Palmer

I love my Hennessy and plan to continue using it...

I love my Hennessy and plan to continue using it on tour. However, I use primarily because I find it much more comfortable than a tent. When I hit fifty I started to get a little arthritis, and...
11-01-05, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Palmer

I really like the Frogs, too. I started using...

I really like the Frogs, too. I started using them on my recumbent, and now I've got them on my commuter. Still have Looks on the Merckx, though.
10-30-05, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,643
Posted By Palmer

I don't know anything about the "Chevron" model,...

I don't know anything about the "Chevron" model, but Dawes is still around and might be able to supply you with some information. I don't know how to post the link, but if you google "Dawes", their...
Forum: Touring
10-13-05, 03:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,729
Posted By Palmer

I had a pair from Nashbar that literally lasted...

I had a pair from Nashbar that literally lasted for decades of touring/commuting. I'm pretty sure that they were Cannondale knockoffs. I just purchased a replacement set of Lone Peak. The Lone...
Forum: Recumbent
09-16-05, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,388
Posted By Palmer

I've been off my recumbent (Vision VR42 SWB) for...

I've been off my recumbent (Vision VR42 SWB) for several years now, but I remember it as being pretty good in the rain. I had fenders (of course), a fairing, and a really cool rain cover that...
Forum: Touring
09-16-05, 04:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,920
Posted By Palmer

Have you considered a hammock? I switched to a...

Have you considered a hammock? I switched to a Hennessy about two years ago and have never regretted it. The Hennessys are light (<3lbs.) and don't use any poles. The best reason for using a...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 811
Posted By Palmer

I almost always refuse a motorist's offer of the...

I almost always refuse a motorist's offer of the right of way. I'm always afraid that the motorist will change his/her mind when I'm in the middle of the intersection, or that I'm misunderstanding...
Forum: Introductions
08-30-05, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Palmer

The chocolate smell is certainly one of the...

The chocolate smell is certainly one of the benefits of living in Hershey! The streets aren't paved with chocolate, but the streetlights are made of kisses (no kidding).
Forum: Introductions
08-30-05, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Palmer

papedaler, No, I didn't do that ride. I've...

papedaler,

No, I didn't do that ride. I've pretty much been off the bike all summer. My father-in-law passed away in June. I was named executor in his will, so I've been pretty busy with...
Forum: Introductions
08-30-05, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Palmer

Barbara, A Transcontinental ride (to me)...

Barbara,

A Transcontinental ride (to me) just means Atlantic coast to Pacific coast. I plan to do an unsuported ride using maps from Adventure Cycling.
08-29-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Palmer

I guess I'm one of the few who isn't in love with...

I guess I'm one of the few who isn't in love with the B-17. For me, the Professional is much more comfortable. The B-17 also seems to sag much more quickly than the Pro.
Forum: Introductions
08-29-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Palmer

Hello From Hershey

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum, just thought I'd post a quick "hello". Most of my riding is commuting or touring, although I've not done much of anything lately. I joined to get inspiration...
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