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10-07-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,625
Posted By tcarl

"Ideal conditions for speed?" Downhill, tailwind,...

"Ideal conditions for speed?" Downhill, tailwind, good pavement, no traffic, straight road, stable high speed geometry.
08-15-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,711
Posted By tcarl

I do a lot of riding on chip seal roads. About 35...

I do a lot of riding on chip seal roads. About 35 years ago switched to tubulars for them. Haven't changed back yet. The only times I'll use clinchers is in winter or just after the new gravel has...
08-06-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By tcarl

With all the information the OP provided, I'm...

With all the information the OP provided, I'm pretty sure it's a Nopunctuatio.
07-23-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,899
Posted By tcarl

What do I think of it? 1. I'd like to see how it...

What do I think of it? 1. I'd like to see how it works mechanically. 2. It solves a problem I don't have - i.e. I can already ride/choose gears without cross chaining. 3. I mostly ride in flat land....
07-18-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By tcarl

3 cross or 4 cross lacing for 1980's Bottecchia?

I'm restoring/rebuilding a 1984 Bottecchia with all Campagnolo/Italian components. I have a pair of Campagnolo Record high flange hubs and Ambrosio Elite rims. Any recommendations as to whether 3...
02-24-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By tcarl

As others have mentioned, you may want to...

As others have mentioned, you may want to consider the B17 Narrow
01-18-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By tcarl

1. I carry both a spare tire and sealant (Flat...

1. I carry both a spare tire and sealant (Flat Attack brand). I use tires with a removable valve core to get the sealant in the tire.
2. I just carry it as is. I rarely get flats (ride clean roads),...
12-22-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,369
Posted By tcarl

Bike: 1989 Schwinn Paramount Tires: Front...

Bike: 1989 Schwinn Paramount Tires: Front 700x20; Rear 700x23
11-19-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,086
Posted By tcarl

I only know one person who's gotten an e-bike....

I only know one person who's gotten an e-bike. He's up in his 80's and the Alps were getting a bit tough for him on his annual trip to Europe. But when he brought that bike on a flat ride in Illinois...
11-09-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,064
Posted By tcarl

Missouri's law is interesting - bicycles are not...

Missouri's law is interesting - bicycles are not prohibited from Interstates, but all vehicles that cannot maintain the minimum posted speed limit (usually 40 mph) are prohibited from using a traffic...
10-10-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,686
Posted By tcarl

My best bike in terms of design, parts, material,...

My best bike in terms of design, parts, material, workmanship, etc. has to be my Roark titanium. In terms of performance (speed, handling, etc) it's the Nishiki Professional. Regarding my favorite,...
10-05-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,369
Posted By tcarl

That doesn't look "nose up" to me. That's about...

That doesn't look "nose up" to me. That's about how all my leather saddles are.
10-03-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By tcarl

I think that sounds like a pretty good set-up, I...

I think that sounds like a pretty good set-up, I like your logic, and I think it'll work well for you.
10-02-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By tcarl

If your question is specifically "how weird does...

If your question is specifically "how weird does it feel to shift back and forth between the biopace and the round rings", I wouldn't worry about it. First of all, a 42 to a 28 is a pretty big jump....
08-20-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By tcarl

My observation is that it seems that all...

My observation is that it seems that all tubularsm no matter how wide they are, have the same width base tape - the part which is glued to the rim. My 22mm and 25 mm road tubulars and 28 and 32 mm...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By tcarl

I spent a night in the McKeesport Hostel last...

I spent a night in the McKeesport Hostel last summer. The people running it are very friendly, helpful and love to have visitors. I found the hostel was completely equipped with everything you'd...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,664
Posted By tcarl

Last summer I did all three of these trails:...

Last summer I did all three of these trails: Katy, GAP and C&O. I found each one distinctly different from each other; each one was noticeably better than the other two in one area and noticeably...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,664
Posted By tcarl

First two times I rode the Katy end to end was...

First two times I rode the Katy end to end was westbound. Last summer I did it eastbound for the first time. I don't know if I have a favorite direction. The first time I rode it I don't remember...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,664
Posted By tcarl

I did the GAP/C&O last summer - late July, early...

I did the GAP/C&O last summer - late July, early August. It was pretty wet, which apparently was unusual for that time of year. If you have hybrid/CX bike with tires as wide as you mentioned you'll...
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By tcarl

I rode it last June. What do you want to know...

I rode it last June. What do you want to know about it? It's approximately 50 miles from Pleasant Hill on the west and Windsor on the east. Last June about 10 miles on the east end hadn't had the...
04-05-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,297
Posted By tcarl

I'm a recreational rider, have used tubulars for...

I'm a recreational rider, have used tubulars for years and love them. I can feel a difference between them and clinchers. I've been riding either Continental or Tufo tires and use the Tufo gluing...
Forum: Touring
03-31-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,441
Posted By tcarl

I did the Pittsburgh - Wash. trip last summer -...

I did the Pittsburgh - Wash. trip last summer - loaded touring, camping and cooking gear, etc. so my bike was much heavier than yours. I had Marathon Mondial 700x37 tires and they did find, so I...
03-15-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By tcarl

Until recently I had a shimano biopace 42-52 road...

Until recently I had a shimano biopace 42-52 road crankset on a bike with a suntour Superbe front derailleur and Suntour barcon (friction) bar end shifters. It shifted just fine. It sounds like your...
03-12-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By tcarl

The people at the shop that can talk to you in...

The people at the shop that can talk to you in person and actually see you on the bikes are going to be a lot more helpful than those of us "out here". Talk to the shop.
03-11-18, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By tcarl

Those look like old Cannondale panniers. I have...

Those look like old Cannondale panniers. I have some. They've lasted well, and the mounting system has worked well for me. Yes, you have figured out how to mount them correctly.
03-06-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By tcarl

If someone else put it in the recycling bin, then...

If someone else put it in the recycling bin, then he took it out and took it home, that sounds like stealing from the company. Then he posts it publically. What could happen? Maybe he could get fired.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,994
Posted By tcarl

42x15 for me.

42x15 for me.
02-11-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By tcarl

Make sure the tires are tubeless ready! I know...

Make sure the tires are tubeless ready! I know someone who rode tubeless with "non tubeless" tires. Fortunately she wasn't hurt very badly from the crash when her front tire did "burp" (see post...
01-29-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,810
Posted By tcarl

I'm very happy with my Roark and will recommend...

I'm very happy with my Roark and will recommend them.
01-17-18, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By tcarl

I've never heard of a steel Cannondale frame.

I've never heard of a steel Cannondale frame.
01-17-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By tcarl

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking about or...

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking about or looking for, but Sturmey Archer makes a (standard) three speed hub with a freehub for an 8/9/10 speed Shimano casette. Would that be helpful for you?
01-12-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By tcarl

Your welcome. You mentioned that you don't have a...

Your welcome. You mentioned that you don't have a Superbe FD yet. If you go shopping for one somewhere (like Ebay) be aware that the Cannondale ST have a 1 1/4 inch seat tube, vs. the standard 1 1/8...
01-12-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By tcarl

Up until about a month ago I was using a Suntour...

Up until about a month ago I was using a Suntour Cyclone FD on a '84 Cannondale ST with 30-40-50 chainrings. I had used that setup for years. I then swapped around parts and now have on the same bike...
12-25-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By tcarl

In reading your original post what stuck out to...

In reading your original post what stuck out to me was that your proposed new bike has "clearance for 30mm tires". I immediately thought 'I've never heard of a 30 mm tire (just 28 and 32)". I looked...
12-19-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,475
Posted By tcarl

My opinion - based on what I own: I have two...

My opinion - based on what I own: I have two "racing" bikes. One is definitely a criterium bike - very fast, very quick handling, but not comfortable for more than about an hour or so of riding. The...
Forum: Touring
12-07-17, 12:49 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,564
Posted By tcarl

Back in the dim past (1970's for example) before...

Back in the dim past (1970's for example) before things like disc brakes and v brakes had been invented, cantilever brakes were used in all heavy duty situations, meaning loaded touring bikes and...
Forum: Touring
12-07-17, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By tcarl

I have to agree with some of the others. If the...

I have to agree with some of the others. If the part was gradually failing and you continued to use it rather than replace it, that's not Arkel's fault. On the advice of an experienced tourist, on my...
12-06-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,767
Posted By tcarl

I wear a thin wool base layer, then a pair of...

I wear a thin wool base layer, then a pair of normal thickness wool socks, then a pair of thick hiking socks - the layering principle that I use for the rest of me. To get all that to fit in my shoes...
12-03-17, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,205
Posted By tcarl

I was considering using a Sturmey Archer hub for...

I was considering using a Sturmey Archer hub for loaded touring, but somewhere in all their technical documents I saw it written that this hub was not to be used on tandems or mountains bikes, but...
Forum: Touring
11-26-17, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By tcarl

Amtrak train 422 (Texas Eagle) will carry an...

Amtrak train 422 (Texas Eagle) will carry an unboxed bicycle in the baggage car between stations with checked baggage (that includes El Paso and Austin). You hand the bike up to the person in the...
11-10-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,243
Posted By tcarl

I used a Camelback Podium insulated water bottle ...

I used a Camelback Podium insulated water bottle
today. Temps in the low 30's and riding into a headwind. I started with warm (not hot) water in the bottle. An hour later it was cold.
10-04-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,157
Posted By tcarl

I've tried many pairs of these Aero Tech shorts....

I've tried many pairs of these Aero Tech shorts. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong, but every pair I've had has had that center stitching fail within the first 50 miles of use, leaving two rough,...
10-04-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,157
Posted By tcarl

I need thin padding, for the same reasons others...

I need thin padding, for the same reasons others above have said - the thick padding rubs me the wrong places. I've switched with some success to tri-shorts. They have a thin pad.
Forum: Touring
09-23-17, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By tcarl

I put a Cowbell handlebar on my stiff Cannondale...

I put a Cowbell handlebar on my stiff Cannondale aluminum touring bike before a 900 mile tour this summer which included the GAP and C&O trails. I got the lowest priced model, in a 44 cm width (on...
09-18-17, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,037
Posted By tcarl

Can't speak for you, but for myself I can only go...

Can't speak for you, but for myself I can only go up or down one frame size. I'm measured to fit a 56cm frame. I can and do ride both 54 and 58cm bikes. But looking at how I fit on the 54 I know...
Forum: Touring
09-06-17, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,432
Posted By tcarl

I don't know what a "Q-factor" is, but last...

I don't know what a "Q-factor" is, but last spring I bought a very nice Sugino crank - the model name is Alpina: square taper, 24-36-48 chainrings. It's a work of art and got me through my 900 mile...
Forum: Touring
09-03-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,763
Posted By tcarl

For me, I've found the various B17 models haven't...

For me, I've found the various B17 models haven't taken much breaking in - noticeably less than other models of Brooks that I have. Last spring I got a Flyer for my tour this summer and absolutely...
05-26-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,946
Posted By tcarl

Bought a 27" tire at my respected bike shop,...

Bought a 27" tire at my respected bike shop, installed it and rode on it for several years. Then got a gift certificate for another LBS. Went to them to buy a new tube for this wheel and to use up...
Replies: 11
Views: 6,107
Posted By tcarl

Conversely, all my dealings with him have been...

Conversely, all my dealings with him have been great, helpful, quick; and I'm not a disgruntled customer - have no reason to be. I'd recommend him to anyone. I am curious, though - if all this...
03-05-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,728
Posted By tcarl

You may or may not "find a steel bike at any of...

You may or may not "find a steel bike at any of the bike stores for a 100 mile radius or more", but if you want one there are still multitudes of fine steel frames/bicycles being made.
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