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02-02-17, 02:51 PM
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Posted By one_beatnik

Thanks!! That is very helpful!

Thanks!! That is very helpful!
02-02-17, 12:08 PM
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Views: 431
Posted By one_beatnik

"Vintage" Campy Question

I have the Campy Chorus 8 speed group set and need to know if the 9 speed hub will work. I need a new hub cone and it's not to be found so far. I was thinking of splurging for Phil Woods Hubs, but...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,804
Posted By one_beatnik

Very cool. I've seen the same thing in my life....

Very cool. I've seen the same thing in my life. I've been commuting for over 10 years now though. Since I own my own business, I installed a shower stall.

Sorry, I didn't raise my hand except in...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By one_beatnik

Always. I've used my BOB for 12 years. My bike...

Always. I've used my BOB for 12 years. My bike has no lugs anywhere to attach racks to. Plus, I'm a one bike person and also do some tours. If I don't use the trailer at least half loaded during my...
Forum: Touring
08-13-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,390
Posted By one_beatnik

I just rebuilt this 1978 Motobecane for my wife....

I just rebuilt this 1978 Motobecane for my wife. Since she was used to thumb and finger shifter on her hybrid, I went with Shimano Tiagra brifters and the rest is 105. I think I've spent about $200...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,385
Posted By one_beatnik

I have one almost identical to that. I really...

I have one almost identical to that. I really like it. With the rainfly, there is absolutely no air circulation so in the warmer weather areas in high humidity, it's hot inside. It's kept me dry in...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,339
Posted By one_beatnik

398736398737 :roflmao2::p;)

398736398737
:roflmao2::p;)
Forum: Commuting
08-11-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,339
Posted By one_beatnik

30 pound weight loss resting heart rate of 47 ...

30 pound weight loss
resting heart rate of 47
FUN!
Ego......most are shocked that I ride "that far" (it's only 12 miles one way.)
gas savings (I've literally spent less in 12 years with my...
04-11-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By one_beatnik

Just ride! Don't worry about it! Cycling is...

Just ride! Don't worry about it! Cycling is supposed to be fun. The more you ride, the more you'll ride! Also you'll smell more, see more, feel more, experience more. You'll never see fox kits...
04-10-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,867
Posted By one_beatnik

I'm from Iowa and know the types of roads the OP...

I'm from Iowa and know the types of roads the OP is referring to. It would normally be safer for the rider to ride where he did IF they were all on an incline. If you can't see over the top of the...
Forum: Touring
03-31-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,232
Posted By one_beatnik

I've been using a BOB for 12 years and love it. I...

I've been using a BOB for 12 years and love it. I carry a total of about 50 pounds including the trailer so it's not a lot different than the weight of loaded racks/panniers. Utility wise, you may be...
Forum: Touring
03-31-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By one_beatnik

Aosom VS BOB

I've been looking for a trailer for my cousin to tour with and stumbled upon this brand on Ebay. I've been using a BOB for 12 years so know it's characteristics. Anyone familiar with the Aosom One...
01-15-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,732
Posted By one_beatnik

I know this thread is a couple months old, but...

I know this thread is a couple months old, but I've now managed to ride in 15 degrees!!! For me, it's my feet I have issues with. I can get the rest of me actually warm enough to be sweating. I used...
01-14-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,402
Posted By one_beatnik

That's slightly higher than the norm, but not a...

That's slightly higher than the norm, but not a lot to worry about. Go ride!
01-13-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,431
Posted By one_beatnik

No one seems to have mentioned this, but what...

No one seems to have mentioned this, but what about checking the derailleur stop screw?? Those change while riding at times and we just don't notice since we're using it and the change is so...
01-13-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By one_beatnik

I've gotten the parts I needed. I have ST2300...

I've gotten the parts I needed. I have ST2300 chainrings and shifters now and 105 derailleurs. The cassette I'd already purchased.

This whole thing is for my somewhat shifting illiterate wife for...
01-11-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By one_beatnik

Fanatastic! I'm learning!

Fanatastic! I'm learning!
01-11-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By one_beatnik

Now to a related topic on the same bike build. ...

Now to a related topic on the same bike build. Will 9 speed derailleur (Shimano 105 long cage) work with 8 speed cassette? I'm think that's not as big an issue if I have the right shifters. Am I...
01-11-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By one_beatnik

Thanks Andy.

Thanks Andy.
01-10-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By one_beatnik

105 shifter questions

Do 105 brifters for 9 speed work for 7 and 8 speed cassettes? I'm doing a rebuild of an older bike and am trying to find 105 brifters. I can find the 9 speed ones easily in the price I'm wanting to...
Forum: Touring
01-01-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,507
Posted By one_beatnik

I'm heading across northern Nebraska for 7 or 8...

I'm heading across northern Nebraska for 7 or 8 days into the Black Hills and then ride the Ride Across South Dakota back. (RaSDak)
11-15-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,732
Posted By one_beatnik

I'm with several of you. I hate the cold and I...

I'm with several of you. I hate the cold and I live in Iowa. I've commuted this year at 25 degrees, though. I got mad at myself for not riding this morning at 21 degrees so I set a new goal of...
Forum: Touring
10-24-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By one_beatnik

Touring is a whole different animal than riding...

Touring is a whole different animal than riding your sport bike. Don't even bother comparing them. The only way to get used to the weight is to ride with the weight! What you'll notice is that...
10-23-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,612
Posted By one_beatnik

Game over!! We have a winner!!

Game over!! We have a winner!!
10-22-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,612
Posted By one_beatnik

It's common in rural Iowa to see deer, possums,...

It's common in rural Iowa to see deer, possums, hawks, foxes, coyotes and turkeys. Having said that, a couple years ago at 0-dark 30 AM, I was riding a local trail heading to work when I saw what I...
10-22-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By one_beatnik

What they said. I'd really be looking at your...

What they said. I'd really be looking at your races! I had this issue where my rear wheel bearings would never stay tight enough and I finally realized that my races were shot. That meant a new...
10-19-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By one_beatnik

Appropriate video for us "old" folks!

I saw this on the touring forum this morning. What an inspiration!!

http://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/58201809
Forum: Touring
10-19-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,796
Posted By one_beatnik

LOVED this! For those of us who tour, he's a...

LOVED this! For those of us who tour, he's a wonderful example to emulate.
10-17-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By one_beatnik

So how did it go??? I'm dying to ride that area....

So how did it go??? I'm dying to ride that area. I've done it on motorcycle a few times. Now for the real bike!!
10-17-13, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By one_beatnik

Retro Grouch, I had to use this in other places! ...

Retro Grouch, I had to use this in other places! This is GREAT!!
10-17-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,437
Posted By one_beatnik

and then it gets down to it......WHO THE HECK...

and then it gets down to it......WHO THE HECK CARES! I don't mean that in the sense that we don't care. I mean it in the sense that it just doesn't matter what anybody else thinks. If it works...
10-16-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By one_beatnik

I can't answer as to which bike, but I'm confused...

I can't answer as to which bike, but I'm confused why this is an "old guy bike?" Have you not read any of the touring bike forum and how many of them use steel bikes. There's a reason steel has beat...
10-15-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By one_beatnik

Every trip you take, you think "How would this...

Every trip you take, you think "How would this have been on the bicycle?"
10-15-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By one_beatnik

I think this is my 3rd or 4th rear wheel. I've...

I think this is my 3rd or 4th rear wheel. I've crashed a few times and ruined those! I did wear out the rear hub so changed it to 36 spoke since I do all my touring pulling a BOB. My Waterford...
10-14-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By one_beatnik

It happens when the nipples fatigue from 20,000...

It happens when the nipples fatigue from 20,000 miles of riding. This was the original wheel on the bike and I've put over 13,000 miles on it in just the last 3 years. The spokes didn't actually...
10-14-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By one_beatnik

I've ridden part of that and really enjoyed it...

I've ridden part of that and really enjoyed it until.....346036
My wife went off the pavement and tried immediately to get back on and went down with me right on her tail. She got 5 stitches on her...
10-14-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By one_beatnik

My wife is out of town for a few days so not an...

My wife is out of town for a few days so not an issue. She rides.....some, but we don't really do a lot together. We have a totally different approach to riding and it causes us more problems riding...
10-14-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By one_beatnik

Great weekend ride!

This weekend I went to my daughter’s house to work on her husband’s pickup. I had my wife drop me off and took my bike. My front wheel was being finally rebuilt after too many broken spokes so the...
Forum: Touring
10-09-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,954
Posted By one_beatnik

345168

345168
Forum: Touring
10-09-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By one_beatnik

It's 2200 miles or so so that means a month of...

It's 2200 miles or so so that means a month of riding at 65 miles a day. Warmshowers.org will help on accommodations as long as you're willing host too when you're settled. This is the wrong time of...
10-09-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,306
Posted By one_beatnik

You did that on a mountain bike?!?!?! Holy cow,...

You did that on a mountain bike?!?!?! Holy cow, that's fantastic!! I'm in pain just thinking about it and I've done 3 century rides this year! Mine have been on a multi-speed road bike though! ...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By one_beatnik

344901I know what you mean about the shadow, but...

344901I know what you mean about the shadow, but I've gotten used to it I guess. I had it mounted on my handlebar, but my new bag doesn't allow for that without a different adapter sitting it up...
06-18-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,341
Views: 428,923
Posted By one_beatnik

Can I play??? This was north of Memphis about...

Can I play???
This was north of Memphis about 50 miles. The road was closed and it reminded me of that old Jim Stafford song, Swamp Witch Haddie!
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The 2nd was just funny to me! This was...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,072
Posted By one_beatnik

Besides the things mentioned, when you put your...

Besides the things mentioned, when you put your tube inside the tire, yes partially inflated, push the tube a bit into the tire at the stem before you put on the nut and air it up a little more. Then...
03-25-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 931
Posted By one_beatnik

I never get ignored. Waved at a lot, but not...

I never get ignored. Waved at a lot, but not ignored! Small towns are great!
03-14-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By one_beatnik

REVISITED: I now have new to me chain rings (10...

REVISITED:
I now have new to me chain rings (10 speed) and a new chain and new rear derailleur cogs and am having issues. The minute I put any pressure on the pedals, the chain jumps. It's not a...
03-11-13, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By one_beatnik

On the older Campy stuff, the newer Athena is...

On the older Campy stuff, the newer Athena is what the old Chorus was. When Campy comes out with the new groupsets, they just rename them so the old Chorus is now Athena. Mine is old enough to be 8...
Forum: Touring
02-23-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By one_beatnik

I haven't done a tour as long as yours, but I...

I haven't done a tour as long as yours, but I don’t pack much for spare parts….just tubes and patch kit. I have a tool kit which includes a multi-tool; Park I think. On the longer rides I have a...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By one_beatnik

What a fantastic idea!! You could do this for...

What a fantastic idea!! You could do this for any city in the world!! Cool! Are you on Tumblr? I think I've seen these before here! Thank you for the post and pictures and awesome idea!
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By one_beatnik

These discussions always make me really glad I...

These discussions always make me really glad I live in rural America. I own a lock but have only used it a couple times when I was on tour! Of course, I have an advantage at work over many of you. I...
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