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Forum: Touring
07-10-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Dellphinus

The Blackburn went back. Still considering-...

The Blackburn went back. Still considering- probably go with the JandD. I really like the idea of the top platform.
Forum: Touring
06-16-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Dellphinus

Excellent. Thanks! I will check out both of them....

Excellent. Thanks! I will check out both of them.
EDIT- whoops- missed your question. The lower part of the rack goes around the QR lever on the skewer. There si barely enough room to get your...
Forum: Touring
06-16-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Dellphinus

I'll answer my own- no, It won't The wheel...

I'll answer my own- no, It won't

The wheel is almost impossible to get off with the rack installed.
The supplied "cam" fittings and extension arms were machined so poorly that the extension...
Forum: Touring
06-16-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,259
Posted By Dellphinus

OK, I'll agree with most of the other comments...

OK, I'll agree with most of the other comments here- terrible design, poorly executed. +1 on the bottom point and bungees.
All this on a Surly LHT.
The wheel is almost impossible to get off with...
Forum: Touring
06-15-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,259
Posted By Dellphinus

64mm between the top screws, c-c

64mm between the top screws, c-c
Forum: Touring
06-13-18, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Dellphinus

Blackburn Top Shelf on LHT?

I need a quick turn answer- I just got open for a tour next week and I need a front rack- does anyone have first hand knowledge of fitting a Blackburn Outpost Wor;d Touring front rack on a non-disc...
06-02-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By Dellphinus

znomit, not the one I saw before, but same basic...

znomit, not the one I saw before, but same basic results! Thanks!
06-01-17, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By Dellphinus

Dyno hub comparison

Was reading thru a thread here on the new 100 Lux headlight, followed a link, to a link, etc. Somewhere, I can=m across a site that had comparisons of dyno hubs, that listed the added power needed...
Forum: Touring
05-01-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,697
Posted By Dellphinus

Interesting read. I'm curious about them testing...

Interesting read. I'm curious about them testing all the tires at the same pressure, though. I've seen other reports claiming that pressure should be set for 15% sidewall drop for maximum...
04-16-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Dellphinus

Thanks RG. My goal was to get it fixed with the...

Thanks RG. My goal was to get it fixed with the least amount of hassle- a new complete headset is only 30.00. Think I'll order one and see , pop the stem cap, see what's what, and if the races are...
04-16-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Dellphinus

Ritchey Logic Comp headset info

Hi folks,
The Ritchey Logic Comp headset (threadless) states it uses "semi-cartridge" bearings. Is that a bearing and both race combo like a full cartridge bearing? Mine has a pretty severe...
04-16-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Dellphinus

Thanks guys- I understand what it is. What I'm...

Thanks guys- I understand what it is. What I'm after, is on this particular headset (semi-cartridge bearings), is it more cost effective/less pain to just have a whole new headset installed (29.95)...
04-16-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Dellphinus

Headsets- Hey RG!

Question to the group (especially the Grouch)- Ritchey Logic Comp threadless headset- "brinneled" - can I replace just the bearing set, or is it cheaper to just replace the entire headset?
04-07-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,809
Posted By Dellphinus

:innocent:

:innocent:
04-05-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,809
Posted By Dellphinus

Amen to that! Shrooms and a pretzel bun burger,...

Amen to that! Shrooms and a pretzel bun burger, and a red at Trailhead.
04-05-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,809
Posted By Dellphinus

It's much more fun ignoring reality.

It's much more fun ignoring reality.
04-03-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,809
Posted By Dellphinus

Did someone say the photographer is going to be...

Did someone say the photographer is going to be back?
03-22-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,597
Posted By Dellphinus

Congrats RG! I'm jealous- still a year or so...

Congrats RG! I'm jealous- still a year or so away, and I want it bad.
06-12-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,336
Posted By Dellphinus

Only one- the Illinois C.O.P.S. (Concerns of...

Only one- the Illinois C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) Cycle Across Illinois ride. 350 miles, Mississippi River at Alton Il to Lake Michigan (Chicago, Il), in 3.5 days. Best part (other...
05-25-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Dellphinus

On Memorial Day

To all you vets, active, reserve and retired military, thank you for your service from me and mine to you and yours.
To the families left behind by those who gave all, our deepest gratitude,...
11-11-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Dellphinus

Vets and Active/Reserves

To all who served, or are serving, know that your service is appreciated! From me and mine to you and yours, THANK YOU!

We usually go down to Branson for the "reunion" on Veteran's Day weekend. ...
08-26-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,269
Posted By Dellphinus

Bill, here's hoping you cope and manage it as...

Bill, here's hoping you cope and manage it as well as you have everything else in life. You have an inner strength that is quite admirable. Hope we get to meet up some day.
08-17-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Dellphinus

GIRO DELLA MONTAGNA | STLBiking.com...

GIRO DELLA MONTAGNA | STLBiking.com (http://stlbiking.com/events/2014/giro-della-montagna)

One of my fav's- try to do it every year.
08-11-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 43,783
Posted By Dellphinus

I was fortunate enough to get to ride a charity...

I was fortunate enough to get to ride a charity ride across Illinois, to support families of fallen police officers. We rode 4 days- 97 miles, 83 miles, 107 miles and 54 miles. Started with our...
08-04-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,758
Posted By Dellphinus

I won't ride anything else. B17, was comfy right...

I won't ride anything else. B17, was comfy right out of the box. Wall Bike will let you try one for 6 mos-Saddles - Brooks, Berthoud | wallbike.com | wallbike.com...
07-24-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,851
Posted By Dellphinus

I checked Google Maps- I think it's now Sabra's...

I checked Google Maps- I think it's now Sabra's Deli. Wasn't then. It was just off of or near the end of Puppy Smith.
07-24-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,851
Posted By Dellphinus

I've done that ride- is that great little...

I've done that ride- is that great little sandwich/pizza joint still there at the Aspen end?

We have lots of good backroads here. And I find myself driving 40 miles the the neighboring county to...
07-24-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,849
Posted By Dellphinus

And totally missed answering the question- "My...

And totally missed answering the question- "My basic question is: why do larger tires, (internal volume?), take less tire pressure?"
Contact patch (the part of the tire in contact with the ground)-...
07-24-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,849
Posted By Dellphinus

http://www.adventurecycling.org/default/assets/res...

http://www.adventurecycling.org/default/assets/resources/200903_PSIRX_Heine.pdf
Skinny high pressure does not necessarily mean faster...
06-29-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,812
Posted By Dellphinus

Only thing I could find that even remotely...

Only thing I could find that even remotely suggested it's undecided. Found nothing that said it hurts to wear sunglasses.

Does Wearing Sunglasses Reduce the Risk of Cataracts? Here's What...
06-13-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,278
Posted By Dellphinus

I have Profile Design Split Second aero bars on...

I have Profile Design Split Second aero bars on both of me and my wife's bikes. I have a rear brake lever installed on mine so I can stay down and slow without having to shift positions. Did not...
Forum: Touring
06-08-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,648
Posted By Dellphinus

Bar tape to match a brooks?

Its time to retape my bars, and I'd like to match the color of my b17, but in a synthetic tape. Anyone have a recommendation for a good match?

edit: It's a honey, standard B17. (Thanks Rowan)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Dellphinus

Bar tape to match a brooks?

Looking for a non-leather tape to match a honey b17. anyone found a reasonably close color match?
05-30-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By Dellphinus

Wife loves her Selle SMP Avant Lady. Tried A LOT...

Wife loves her Selle SMP Avant Lady. Tried A LOT of other saddles before finding it.
05-23-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,305
Posted By Dellphinus

We can fit ours and our luggage in our Sienna,...

We can fit ours and our luggage in our Sienna, with ease. We did that for a while, then put on a hitch rack and quick release seat post clamps. Much more convenient. Cable lock to keep bikes on...
05-19-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By Dellphinus

Put the car pic on Facebook with a description of...

Put the car pic on Facebook with a description of what happened. I'd guess you'll have the owner within a couple weeks. The networking reach of Facebook is amazing...
05-14-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,338
Posted By Dellphinus

My favorite quote- You cannot conquer a hill by...

My favorite quote- You cannot conquer a hill by contemplating it from the bottom, you must reflect from the top.
05-07-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,922
Posted By Dellphinus

Used to use a 3rd Eye, switched to TakeALook. ...

Used to use a 3rd Eye, switched to TakeALook. Like it a lot better (glasses mount). Won't ride without it now...
05-06-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,338
Posted By Dellphinus

You'll have to figure out your type- spinner or...

You'll have to figure out your type- spinner or masher. Won't take long- if you're geared to low, you;ll run out of lung before you run out of hill. If you're geared too high, you'll run out of leg...
05-04-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By Dellphinus

We get "Buffalo Gnats" (really black flies) here...

We get "Buffalo Gnats" (really black flies) here in the spring/early summer. When they peak, it's impossible to stop for more than a few seconds on a ride. A buddy and I were returning from an out...
05-04-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,397
Posted By Dellphinus

RG, I will not be able to attend this year-...

RG,
I will not be able to attend this year- just signed up for the COPS Ride Across Illinois- we'll be on the road the 17th through the 20th. Have a red and some mushrooms for me...
04-21-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,300
Posted By Dellphinus

Xingu.

Xingu.
03-31-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,941
Posted By Dellphinus

:thumb:

:thumb:
03-12-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By Dellphinus

We got out for a 20 mile ride, in 78 degree...

We got out for a 20 mile ride, in 78 degree weather . It was a great ride, even got a little sunburn. It snowed that night, today it's 34.
03-12-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By Dellphinus

I have it on my calendar, but I'm travelling...

I have it on my calendar, but I'm travelling quite a bit for work again, so can't commit just yet. If there's any way I can make it, I will.
02-05-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Dellphinus

We did South Beach. Two weeks of "low carb"...

We did South Beach. Two weeks of "low carb" (prefer to thing of it as right carbs), then two of adding back in smart foods, then eat that way forever. it worked, and was pretty easy. First two...
01-27-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,208
Posted By Dellphinus

Bought a used Varsity (blue, I think) back in...

Bought a used Varsity (blue, I think) back in 1975, out of the want ads in the paper. It was WAY to big for me, but I rode the crap out of it for a couple years. Took it with me to visit my GF at...
01-09-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By Dellphinus

Nope. But the large quantities of music, ribs...

Nope. But the large quantities of music, ribs and beer afterwards usually does. Oh yeah, and the BBQed Spam.
01-07-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By Dellphinus

very high... Still working the dates- I...

very high...

Still working the dates- I think that might be the weked of the Tour de Donut, which would keep me out Saturday. The hangover will probably make Sunday tough, but I ain't rulin it...
11-11-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Dellphinus

Hey, all you vets!

From me and mine, to you and yours, know that you and your family's sacrifice and service is appreciated. Your dedication to defending our way of life- our right to ***** about the government, ride...
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