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Forum: Touring
09-02-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By amckimmey

Touring from LA to Phoenix in January? Need help planning.

First I just really need to find out if anyone has done this. Also how safe is it. My girlfriend, and brother(who life in Phoenix) don't like the idea of doing this. Let alone I would like to do it...
10-09-12, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,840
Posted By amckimmey

Here is what my girlfriend and I did the other...

Here is what my girlfriend and I did the other day. Just one load for now. Put we will probibly get a couple more, and a lot more when we build a real garden next year.
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Forum: Recumbent
07-27-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By amckimmey

Hase Pino Tour

I cross post this in Tandem. But could anyone give my any information on Hase Pino Tour (http://hasebikes.com/150-1-tandem-pino-tour.html), or any bikes like it. I'm a little interested in maybe...
07-27-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,904
Posted By amckimmey

Hase Pino Tour

I'll probably cross post this in recumbent maybe. But could anyone give my any information on Hase Pino Tour (http://hasebikes.com/150-1-tandem-pino-tour.html), or any bikes like it. I'm a little...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-12, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 10,921,760
Posted By amckimmey

Are they both the same size? I have a 50 LHT and...

Are they both the same size? I have a 50 LHT and would like to get a Pacer as well. I haven't had any chance to ride many pacers before you don't find many shops stocking them complete. I road a...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,802
Posted By amckimmey

About Andel Crank, you won't find any information...

About Andel Crank, you won't find any information about it because it's a crank that is only put on the Surlys. You actually can't buy it or its chainrings aftermarket. But it's not a bad crank. It's...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,552
Posted By amckimmey

According to Surly's Frame Highlight...

According to Surly's Frame Highlight (http://surlybikes.com/bikes/pacer) page for the Pacer, no.



You could attempt the Reacharound Fender Bracket. I can't come up with a real brand name for...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 24,802
Posted By amckimmey

They don't choose to use bar-end shifter to keep...

They don't choose to use bar-end shifter to keep the cost down. To QBP/Surly, it's only a small difference for a cheap set of brifters. They uses bar-end shifters, because its a touring bike, and...
06-21-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,098
Posted By amckimmey

Are those posters on the left or some sort of...

Are those posters on the left or some sort of cog/chainring board?
06-19-12, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,098
Posted By amckimmey

What does your home workbench look like?

I am going to be moving soon and hopefully setting up a nice work bench for my tools, so I don't have to keep them all in a pile of tool boxes. I plan on doing more the just working on bike stuff at...
05-13-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,730
Posted By amckimmey

Well I ordered myself a set of the Salsa...

Well I ordered myself a set of the Salsa Chainrings. We will see how it goes when I get them.:)
Forum: Commuting
05-11-12, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By amckimmey

Here are a couple that were put in Eugene last...

Here are a couple that were put in Eugene last summer created by the local community college. I think there are supposed to be 1 or 2 more artistic racks going in this year.

The Deer are infront...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By amckimmey

The rain cape is cheap and made out of pvc cloth,...

The rain cape is cheap and made out of pvc cloth, but it works really well. I like rain capes a lot, and probably will always use one.
A shop in Portland, OR has them made/bought from what ever...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By amckimmey

Surly shares the same qualities as a parrotfish...

Surly shares the same qualities as a parrotfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parrotfish) in that its gender changes as necessary, depending on the ride.

I like the names of your bikes. Surly's...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By amckimmey

Here are more photos from the ride that day. BF...

Here are more photos from the ride that day. BF only lets you post 10 photos, But I love them all because it was such a good day.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By amckimmey

My Surly LHT Turned 2 Years Old, Metric century, and a new front rack as a present

My Surly LHT Turned 2 Years Old, on April 25th. Metric century, and a new front rack as a present. I love my Surly.


Full article with more photos on my blog: My Surly LHT Turns 2 Years Old...
05-09-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,730
Posted By amckimmey

Do Chainrings Really Need Ramping and Pinning?

So I need to replace my chainrings on my Long Haul Trucker, 9speed, triple (48, 36, 26). I want to stay with the same teeth count. I was thinking about maybe going with the Salsa Chianrings...
Forum: Touring
05-09-12, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By amckimmey

Do Chainrings Really Need Ramping and Pinning?

So I need to replace my chainrings on my Long Haul Trucker, 9speed, triple (48, 36, 26). I want to stay with the same teeth count. I was thinking about maybe going with the Salsa Chianrings...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 20,427
Posted By amckimmey

Surly's Front Nice Rack. I got it for my bikes...

Surly's Front Nice Rack. I got it for my bikes birthday this year, the rear rack is from his birthday last year.:love:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/7146754291_c8a3367b1a.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15,229
Views: 10,921,760
Posted By amckimmey

What is the brand of the epoxy, I have had hobby...

What is the brand of the epoxy, I have had hobby shops and even a plastic company tell me that type of plastic will never stick to any epoxy. I want to make the PB mount and mount cellphone clip to...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,642
Posted By amckimmey

Shimano Alfine Di2,

Would anyone here consider using a Shimano Alfine Di2, electronic shifting internal gear hub? What do you see as its drawbacks? or what impresses you? I'm really interested to know what other...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-12, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By amckimmey

I was between the couch back and dresser (in the...

I was between the couch back and dresser (in the background) at first, but didn't really need it. I think it's a lot easier then people make it out to seem. The middle of the kitchen will probably be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By amckimmey

I picked up the rollers today. It's really...

I picked up the rollers today. It's really interesting, and fun. It's in pretty good shape. Didn't have any trouble getting going on it. And I got the Price down happily.

Thank you everyone here...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By amckimmey

Thanks for the link, but none of that really...

Thanks for the link, but none of that really helps me, I don't fall into those categories. I am not asking about what trainer verses which. I am asking specific questions that those can't answer. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By amckimmey

I have a 50cm LHT, it has a 1046.8mm (41.2in)...

I have a 50cm LHT, it has a 1046.8mm (41.2in) wheel base. I was more asking if the using 26in wheels was the problem, with it siting farther, deeper between, the rear rollers. If that would have any...
02-28-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By amckimmey

Is there anything wrong with Roller Trainers?

I cam across and older Cycle Ops Roller Trainer on craigslist for what seems to be an ok price of $70, and would like to know if there is anything wrong with roller trainer that I might not know.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By amckimmey

Is there anything wrong with Roller Trainers?

I cam across and older Cycle Ops Roller Trainer on craigslist for what seems to be an ok price of $70, and would like to know if there is anything wrong with roller trainer that I might not know.
...
02-27-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By amckimmey

Eugene's First Bicycle Job Fair, Hopefully there will be more across the US

Yesterday Eugene had it's first Bicycle Job Fairs. I hope more bicycle shops and companies across the US will start holding job fairs like this.

Full article with more photos on my blog: Eugene’s...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,378
Posted By amckimmey

My girlfriend got her IKEA PATRULL reflective...

My girlfriend got her IKEA PATRULL reflective vest yesterday in the mail from my mom who bought it for her. It seems to be a pretty decent vest, and fits really well.

Here is a Review I wrote on...
02-25-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,000
Posted By amckimmey

My girlfriend got her IKEA PATRULL reflective...

My girlfriend got her IKEA PATRULL reflective vest yesterday in the mail from my mom who bought it for her. It seems to be a pretty decent vest, and fits really well.

Here is a Review I wrote on...
Forum: Touring
02-20-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By amckimmey

From the looks of it they sell for 250 but offer...

From the looks of it they sell for 250 but offer monthly plan which might save you some money in the long term. Also hey can only be paired with and android phone not an iPhone or one you can pair it...
Forum: Touring
02-20-12, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By amckimmey

Thanks for the help I think I understand it...

Thanks for the help I think I understand it more.:( That's pretty disappointing it cost $99 a year to activate it. I don't spend to much time riding out of cell service to make that worth it right...
Forum: Touring
02-20-12, 01:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,503
Posted By amckimmey

I am a vegetarian and my girlfriend is vegan, so...

I am a vegetarian and my girlfriend is vegan, so a lot of the time I eat vegan. On a 2 day tour we baked some potatos at home then reheated them on the fire at night, along with corn and other...
Forum: Touring
02-19-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By amckimmey

Spot GPS Trackers, anyone use them? What all can they do?

I'm interested in getting a Spot GPS Tracker (http://www.findmespot.com/en/) not sure what one yet, but I don't completely understand what they do.

-They seem to be cheap enough $75-170. Do you...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,382
Posted By amckimmey

My girlfriend got the CygoLite Expilion 400. I'm...

My girlfriend got the CygoLite Expilion 400. I'm not sure if I will upgrade yet. But we will see. It would be nice to have to same light for convenience of mounts and charging.

Here are all the...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,382
Posted By amckimmey

The problem with Dyno lights for me are. -Cost,...

The problem with Dyno lights for me are.
-Cost, finding the right wheel and hub combo is hard, and having one built up can be expensive.
-Cant easily move the system between bikes. I have 26in...
02-16-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By amckimmey

Want to cycle safely? Stop focusing on high vis! - Article from London Cyclist

I'm not sure if anyone posted this directly, it's just crazy.

Read the whole article and crazy video on the London Cyclist....
Forum: Commuting
02-16-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By amckimmey

Want to cycle safely? Stop focusing on high vis! - Article from London Cyclist

I'm not sure if anyone posted this directly, it's just crazy.

Read the whole article and crazy video on the London Cyclist....
Forum: Commuting
02-16-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,378
Posted By amckimmey

I figure everyone here would be interested in...

I figure everyone here would be interested in this. IT'S CRAZY!

Want to cycle safely? Stop focusing on high vis
...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,382
Posted By amckimmey

I do tend to over think things. But I am looking...

I do tend to over think things. But I am looking to single body light with no external battery. The Dealextreme lights are cheap, and probably not the best quality for what I want. Other people might...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,382
Posted By amckimmey

Bike Lights For Seeing the Road: List and Recommendations

I thought I might make a list of lights to see the road, not just be seen. If anyone has any recommendations on what they use. Please help build this list, I'm not sure if there are really any more...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,603
Posted By amckimmey

Could you take some close up photos of the added...

Could you take some close up photos of the added mudflap? I might have to try this on my girlfriends bike. It's a Linus Mixte(what these Oxfords are copys of)
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By amckimmey

I think this is a great idea. I have wanted to do...

I think this is a great idea. I have wanted to do something like this but, a little more video based.
Obviously more you do it you will figure out what style you want. My thoughts would be to have...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By amckimmey

I like my CycleDog Belt...

I like my CycleDog Belt (http://www.cycledog.com/belts.html) made out of an inner tube. I have the one with the reflective strip. It's a great belt, reflective, has a bottle opener on it, and...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,603
Posted By amckimmey

Are the fenders stock? are they metal? That...

Are the fenders stock? are they metal? That little black mudflap on the front looks like the same one on most Planet Bike Fenders.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 09:30 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,378
Posted By amckimmey

That is a great site. It seems to have smaller...

That is a great site. It seems to have smaller fitting reflective vests for a good price. Might need to take advantage of that.

My mom texted me today with a photo of a vest at IKEA, because...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,378
Posted By amckimmey

Nike has that Vapor Flash Jacket...

Nike has that Vapor Flash Jacket (http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-416205). If you know anymore about the jacket above let me know. (Brand or if we can even get them in...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-12, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,282
Posted By amckimmey

A hot glue gun would work great. Why didn't I...

A hot glue gun would work great. Why didn't I think of that?



Hard wax, what a joke.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By amckimmey

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6814926215_464d...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6814926215_464d1c5265_m.jpg (http://breadbike.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/smoothies/) http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6120/6345637118_e2dbdd991a_m.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-12, 03:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By amckimmey

I see tons of racks the are way to close to walls...

I see tons of racks the are way to close to walls to even lock up bikes easily. But in Eugene we have lots of awesome racks around town.

These deer are not the most practical, but they look cool....
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