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Forum: Touring
04-10-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By IndianaShawn

I actually bought the Crane Bell that you both...

I actually bought the Crane Bell that you both just listed first. Then my local bicycle shop started stocking the Crane bell that has that old fashioned "Cha Ching" sound to it. I had to buy...
Forum: Touring
04-09-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By IndianaShawn

I think I know what your looking for because I...

I think I know what your looking for because I was looking for the same thing.

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=48517
...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,739
Posted By IndianaShawn

I use these. http://www.pitlock.com/ ...

I use these. http://www.pitlock.com/ IMO there is no better system in place. I have both front and rear brakes locked with the wheels and front fork head bolt. The seat post lock didn't...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-12, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By IndianaShawn

An electric scooter/moped/motorcycle can't go...

An electric scooter/moped/motorcycle can't go where a bicycle can go regarding sidewalks, parks, trails, and all of those places that separate bicycles from "regulated" vehicles. An electric bicycle...
Forum: Touring
03-27-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,912
Posted By IndianaShawn

And here is a tarp on the other end of the...

And here is a tarp on the other end of the spectrum.

http://www.backcountrygear.com/terra-nova-tarp-ultra-1.html
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

One more, this is the start of the Wabash...

One more, this is the start of the Wabash Heritage Trail starting at Pedestrian Street Bridge which spans the Wabash river and allows people to walk back and forth between West Lafayette and...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

couple more

couple more
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

More

More
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

I went out riding Sunday and I came across a...

I went out riding Sunday and I came across a bicycle polo game in an ice skating rink in West Lafayette. I also came across a guy that was charging his new electric bicycle outside a local coffee...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,476
Posted By IndianaShawn

It looks like you have your panniers on the wrong...

It looks like you have your panniers on the wrong sides. They should be on the side where the bottow of the pannier has the angle next to or near your pedal so it helps your heel to clear and not hit...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 01:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,752
Posted By IndianaShawn

Everytime I go to buy one I just don't see one...

Everytime I go to buy one I just don't see one that I like. I grew up before helmets were introduced to cycling except for professionals of course. I do tend to like Bern helmets over others. It...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,763
Posted By IndianaShawn

I treat all stop signs and red lights as if they...

I treat all stop signs and red lights as if they were Yield signs. Wrong? Yes, but I am careful for my safty and others. Road safty can't be completely defined by rules alone. Much of driving any...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By IndianaShawn

LOL, thats funny........that is the wrong...

LOL, thats funny........that is the wrong video!!! I was surfing on You Tube and that must have been the wrong tab that I copied and pasted. The Eminem video is good though. Ok, here is the real...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By IndianaShawn

Bicycle Rush Hour

I found this video and thought this was the place for it. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVkUvmDQ3HY&ob=av3e
Forum: Commuting
03-18-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,904
Posted By IndianaShawn

Water bottle first.

Water bottle first.
Forum: Touring
03-18-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,572
Posted By IndianaShawn

The adapter has a female to male MINI USB 90...

The adapter has a female to male MINI USB 90 degree angle. Both are mini including the female part of the adapter. And yes, the car power cord with the male mini USB that plugs into the back only...
Forum: Touring
03-18-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,572
Posted By IndianaShawn

I use...

I use this..........http://www.energizerpowerpacks.com/us/products/xp8000/

It powers my GPS for about 14 hours.

I had bought the Charging kit a few years ago and it included this USB...
Forum: Touring
03-18-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,572
Posted By IndianaShawn

Many of you already have a GPS in your car and...

Many of you already have a GPS in your car and you can simply buy a mount for it at a very low cost. Powering the unit is the trick.

http://www.mountguys.com/product_p/mfx125-gn.htm
Forum: Commuting
03-18-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

Shop

Here is another one of just the Bicycle Shop (Virtuous Cycle)
Forum: Commuting
03-18-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

St Patricks Day Ride

Here are some photos from my St. Patricks day ride. The building with the steps is the Amtrak Station in Lafayette.
Forum: Touring
03-16-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,572
Posted By IndianaShawn

I have been thinking of upgrading my Garmin Nuvi...

I have been thinking of upgrading my Garmin Nuvi 1300. It is very nice and I like the features it gives me but I think I would like to program routes. The 1300 only allows waypoints and not routes....
Forum: Touring
03-16-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,657
Posted By IndianaShawn

Lht

I understand, your trying to use what you have on hand. I found the Shimano HG50 11-34 here....... :thumb: http://www.bike.com/item/shimano-hg50-cassette/1000BE96%20D9S%20134/?srccode=GPBIKE
Forum: Touring
03-15-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,784
Posted By IndianaShawn

You would think by now that Amtrak would have a...

You would think by now that Amtrak would have a better method of transporting our bicycles than to require us to disassemble them. It would be nice to be able to buy a "seat" for your bicycle as you...
Forum: Touring
03-15-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,657
Posted By IndianaShawn

Lht

Why don't you just use the parts that would have come on the bicycle if you had bought the complete bike? The company did put a lot of thought into what parts to use and if they started using poor...
Forum: Touring
03-14-12, 11:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,045
Posted By IndianaShawn

I really like this picture. He is living the...

I really like this picture. He is living the dream. His system might not be perfect but who cares when you are just so jazzed to be out on the road and living the dream....:thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-14-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,986
Posted By IndianaShawn

I have a Surly LHT and decided to get a pedal...

I have a Surly LHT and decided to get a pedal that allows me to service the bearings. Not a lot of pedals allow you access to the bearings anymore. They are all disposable pedals if you can't fix...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

Here is inside of Virtuous Cycle (a local bicycle...

Here is inside of Virtuous Cycle (a local bicycle shop).
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

A few more photos

A few more photos
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By IndianaShawn

I went out for a ride today and took some...

I went out for a ride today and took some pictures so I thought I would post them for you guys to enjoy. This is around Lafayette Indiana and West Lafayette (Purdue College) area.
Forum: Commuting
03-12-12, 11:47 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,567
Posted By IndianaShawn

Are those Schwalabe Big Apple's? I thought it was...

Are those Schwalabe Big Apple's? I thought it was the front fork also.
Forum: Commuting
03-12-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,406
Posted By IndianaShawn

Here is an interesting little article regarding...

Here is an interesting little article regarding tire width. It is mostly refering to off road or dirt road travel in regard to tire width but I am interested in an all around tire so I have been...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IndianaShawn

I think all of them. Ortlieb Shuttle, Bike Box,...

I think all of them. Ortlieb Shuttle, Bike Box, Office. I looked at Planet Bike and several other German hard cases. I have looked at all of the soft trunk bags that are out there. I have even looked...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,406
Posted By IndianaShawn

Oh geez, now I'm thinking about tires constantly...

Oh geez, now I'm thinking about tires constantly because of this thread. I think that the profile of the tire matters regarding the road resistance. The correctly designed tire will give the same...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,567
Posted By IndianaShawn

Chef asked where I got my parts so here it...

Chef asked where I got my parts so here it is........http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9587&zenid=e76d24724ffd190514e28925eecc6fcf?disp_order=7
...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,406
Posted By IndianaShawn

Tires

It would seem that I already run wider tires than most with my 26 x 1.5 being 38.1mm. These are stock on my Surly LHT and I like to think that they were selected after long hours of discussion at a...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,406
Posted By IndianaShawn

I have been considering increasing the size of my...

I have been considering increasing the size of my Continental Reflex City Contacts to maybe another larger size of the same tire. I think they also come in a 2.1 size. I haven't had the need but I...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 52,567
Posted By IndianaShawn

DashBar

Here is my setup. I have good clearance for my Interupter brake lever. Also the drop bars are clear of any lights or mounts so I don't have to compromise my different hand positions.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,695
Posted By IndianaShawn

Here is an interesting setup. I see that it has...

Here is an interesting setup. I see that it has an optional throttle assist lever. I like this but I think I would like it more if the motor was on the front leaving the drive train of my Surly LHT...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-12, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By IndianaShawn

Its a balmy 29 degrees F. here in lovely...

Its a balmy 29 degrees F. here in lovely Indiana..........:)
Forum: Touring
03-10-12, 01:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By IndianaShawn

I like it for biking. It is not too heavy for...

I like it for biking. It is not too heavy for touring but it is too heavy for backpacking. People have been packing the BA Seedhouse on the Appalachian Trail for a good while now. Its a bit lighter...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 11:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,695
Posted By IndianaShawn

Not the legality of merely having a moter, no. I...

Not the legality of merely having a moter, no. I do know that there are some legal details that I'm really not too "up on". Mainly how an electric bicycle is controled regarding the accelerator. If I...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,478
Posted By IndianaShawn

Buy a Brooks. They don't bleed that I am aware...

Buy a Brooks. They don't bleed that I am aware of. Mine doesn't bleed any color and I have the antique brown. Maybe the maker of whatever saddles you have use a cheaper staining process that causes...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,217
Posted By IndianaShawn

North Face Gortex HedgeHog

North Face Gortex HedgeHog
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IndianaShawn

Here are the links ...

Here are the links

http://www.stonecoldoutdoor.com/

http://www.ortliebusa.com/cartgenie/prodList.asp?scat=4
Forum: Commuting
03-09-12, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IndianaShawn

Ready to Ride

Here are a few pictures of the bike off the stand and ready to ride.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,695
Posted By IndianaShawn

I would like an electric assist if it doesn't...

I would like an electric assist if it doesn't change the way my bicycle functions without using the electricity. In other words, if I don't want a strictly electric assist bicycle. I want to be able...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IndianaShawn

It worked, great idea NCbiker........thanks a...

It worked, great idea NCbiker........thanks a lot!!! I never thought of turning the base mount. The lock doesn't need to be in the back and you can still easily mount the box without a problem. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IndianaShawn

I can rotate the box 180 degrees if I want the...

I can rotate the box 180 degrees if I want the box to be level. All I would have to do is remove 4 nuts on the inside of the box allowing me to rotate the top mount 180 degrees on the bottom of the...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IndianaShawn

Finally finished

Wow, I have been wanting to do this for a long time and it's finally done. I like how it turned out and its very solid. It isn't road tested yet but I like how it looks and feels so far. I did end...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By IndianaShawn

Screws in place

Here is a picture with the screws in place and the top portion of the mount coupled with the bottow without the box in place so you can get a visual.
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