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Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Papa Tom

OK, I guess what I want doesn't exist. Thanks...

OK, I guess what I want doesn't exist. Thanks anyway, everybody.
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Papa Tom

Not as a direct reply to the post quoted, but I...

Not as a direct reply to the post quoted, but I should mention that my hearing is impeccable. I am saying this because I know that people often complain about a lot these intercoms not being loud...
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Papa Tom

Thanks. I already have earpiece/mic combinations...

Thanks. I already have earpiece/mic combinations for my Motorolas. My wife doesn't like all that. I want something that just stays on the helmet. Also, I'd prefer not to have to use a headset AND...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Papa Tom

Wow! That was quite a comprehensive and...

Wow! That was quite a comprehensive and thoughtful reply!

I used to have a wired Radio Shack intercom that had (what I believe was called) "Monitor Mode." In this mode, both channels were open...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Papa Tom

Thanks, phughes.The Terrano gadgets are much...

Thanks, phughes.The Terrano gadgets are much pricier than I'm prepared to spend. If I could only figure out a way to keep my Motorola FRS walkie talkies open for 2-way communication all the time,...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Papa Tom

Thanks. The one item that may fit the bill (I...

Thanks. The one item that may fit the bill (I don't want helmets with all the bells and whistles built in) has been discontinued.
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 319
Posted By Papa Tom

Two-Way/Hands-Free Intercom For Cycling?

Does anybody know of a reliable two-way/hands-free intercom I can use while riding (leisurely) with my wife? We are both tired of screaming at each other every time we have to signal a turn or...
11-26-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,843
Posted By Papa Tom

Do you mean "Ultimate Support," by any chance? ...

Do you mean "Ultimate Support," by any chance? If so, I have an Ultimate Support stand and it has a feature that requires you to manually push the clamp together part of the way and then screw it in...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By Papa Tom

The bike you linked to above isn't what I'd call...

The bike you linked to above isn't what I'd call a true "step-through" frame. Check out the Schwinn link here and tell us if this is what you mean by a step-through: ...
Forum: Northeast
11-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Papa Tom

Off-Topic: UniChris - Were you on the Cross...

Off-Topic: UniChris - Were you on the Cross Island Parkway (Joe Michaels Mile) this past weekend?
Forum: Northeast
11-19-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Papa Tom

Yup. I'm not a New York Winter rider, either. I...

Yup. I'm not a New York Winter rider, either. I DO keep a junker bike set up for the occasional bundle-up-and-ride-the-boardwalk spin, though. If we end up on lockdown this winter, but are allowed...
11-15-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 38,829
Posted By Papa Tom

Lemond1985: I was that way when I was playing...

Lemond1985: I was that way when I was playing drums professionally in my twenties and thirties. I didn't have a pot to piss in and I was really frugal with all my purchases, except those having to...
11-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,181
Posted By Papa Tom

I have nothing to add to this conversation except...

I have nothing to add to this conversation except that I, too, find Master Links and EZ-Links and Magic Links to be more of a PITA than anything else.

I have been using a chain tool for 25 years,...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,150
Posted By Papa Tom

Rear rack. Full stop.

Rear rack. Full stop.
11-02-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Papa Tom

The trucks we use to move concert equipment...

The trucks we use to move concert equipment around have some kind of air release that basically just sounds like the vehicle hit a nail and punctured a tire. It happens mostly when the vehicles are...
11-02-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Papa Tom

'Love the duds, man. But when I read your thread...

'Love the duds, man. But when I read your thread title, I thought that, based on new improvements in cycling throughout the state, they had given New Jersey a new nickname!
Forum: Touring
11-01-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By Papa Tom

Cool book/website! Thank you for this!

Cool book/website! Thank you for this!
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,106
Posted By Papa Tom

Yes! This is EXACTLY what I do!

Yes! This is EXACTLY what I do!
Forum: Commuting
10-26-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,820
Posted By Papa Tom

So my 1996 steel GT Outpost is now a "classic?" ...

So my 1996 steel GT Outpost is now a "classic?" COOL!
Forum: Northeast
10-26-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

I think we are all talking about the same place. ...

I think we are all talking about the same place. I used to park and ride out of there all the time, but I haven't done it in years. My recollection is of the lakes being right across from the...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,882
Posted By Papa Tom

Follow-Up: I bought the Schwalbe Big Apples in...

Follow-Up: I bought the Schwalbe Big Apples in 26" X 2.0". In the end, it came down to what the bike store had available. I'm not at all sorry. They fit through my Tektron cantilevers fully...
Forum: Northeast
10-25-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

I'm thinking of using the Eastview lot. That's...

I'm thinking of using the Eastview lot. That's the one adjacent to what they used to call "Tarrytown Lakes," right?
10-25-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,421
Posted By Papa Tom

Tom: Which stainless steel bottles do you use? ...

Tom: Which stainless steel bottles do you use? Every time I replace my bottles, I vow to switch to stainless and, for some reason, I never do. I think it's because the stores carry so few of them...
Forum: Northeast
10-24-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

I seem to remember a parking lot for the NCT...

I seem to remember a parking lot for the NCT right around Warehouse Lane. Is that still there?
Forum: Northeast
10-24-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

Thank you, Larry and Jarrett. I may take off a...

Thank you, Larry and Jarrett. I may take off a day this week to do this.
Forum: Northeast
10-24-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

What's the story with the North Country Trail...

What's the story with the North Country Trail north of Elmsford as of now (October, 2020)? I haven't been up there in years and, from time to time, I hear stories about sections being closed, etc. ...
10-23-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,421
Posted By Papa Tom

I couldn't tell you which bottles I am using at...

I couldn't tell you which bottles I am using at this point in time, but I have long de-pooped my bottles by dropping a tablet of fizzing denture cleaner into a full bottle and letting it sit...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,106
Posted By Papa Tom

Nah, not on MY commute. And even if some don't...

Nah, not on MY commute. And even if some don't see the mirror at first, they HAVE to figure it out when they see me waving them on to pass without even turning my head. In THAT case, it wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,106
Posted By Papa Tom

Just Realized Why I Prefer A Bar-Mounted Mirror!

I almost posted this in a thread that asked about helmet-mounted mirrors, but I am not interested in starting another debate over bar-mounted vs. helmet-mounted. I think they are both good options,...
10-18-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Papa Tom

I have a brand new 73mm X 122.5mm UN55 if anybody...

I have a brand new 73mm X 122.5mm UN55 if anybody needs one.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,882
Posted By Papa Tom

As noted in my original post, this decision is...

As noted in my original post, this decision is not up for debate.

During the seasons that I ride with my wife, we very often drive to a starting point, unload the bikes, ride a bit, then pack them...
10-17-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By Papa Tom

My earlier advice seems to have been washed over,...

My earlier advice seems to have been washed over, but I'm telling you, I was totally convinced I had the wrong bb, the wrong thread pattern, and the wrong technique until I backed it off about thirty...
Forum: Northeast
10-16-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

Good info, UniChris. Thank you. I still...

Good info, UniChris. Thank you.

I still can't believe you do all - or even so many - of these rides on a unicycle.
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Papa Tom

Thanks. I went to that site, spent ten minutes...

Thanks. I went to that site, spent ten minutes trying to find them, and gave up. I'd rather support my LBS and buy locally, anyway.
10-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By Papa Tom

I've had the same problem. A mechanic shared a...

I've had the same problem. A mechanic shared a trick that involves lightly turning the bracket BACKWARDS in the cup with your hand until you feel it "click" into place. It sometimes takes what...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Papa Tom

I was interested in Big Bens, too, but for some...

I was interested in Big Bens, too, but for some reason, after speaking with the rep at Schwalbe, I took them off my list.
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Papa Tom

The Almotion comes in a 2.0. It is on clearance...

The Almotion comes in a 2.0. It is on clearance at Schwalbe right now for $59. Perhaps they are going to discontinue 2.0?
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Papa Tom

Thank you, Gauvins. VERY helpful reply!

Thank you, Gauvins. VERY helpful reply!
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Papa Tom

Schwalbe 26" X 2.0": Big Apple or Almotion?

Sorry. I had to duplicate this thread in the Commuting forum, because my question applies to both.

I've been riding and loving my Schwalbe Big Apple 26" X 2.35" tires for quite a while now, but...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,882
Posted By Papa Tom

26" X 2.0: Schwalbe Big Apple or Almotion?

I've been riding and loving my Schwalbe Big Apple 26" X 2.35" tires for quite a while now, but thanks to a new set of cantilevers that won't open wide enough to pass a 2.35" tire through, I need to...
Forum: Northeast
10-13-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

Oh...you mean someone at the Holiday Inn? I can...

Oh...you mean someone at the Holiday Inn? I can do that.

Seriously, camping on a bike trip is one of the things on my bucket list, but as a sweaty Italian who's a magnet for mosquitoes, I get...
Forum: Northeast
10-13-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

Wait, WHAaaaaaa???? Camping??? That's for you...

Wait, WHAaaaaaa???? Camping??? That's for you young'ns. I need a hotel with a pool and a waffle-maker!
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

The bikeways along the Lachine Canal in Montreal...

The bikeways along the Lachine Canal in Montreal and the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, while technically not "rail trails," are also examples of flat, easy family destinations where astute businesspeople...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

Yeah, which is fine for ME, but makes convincing...

Yeah, which is fine for ME, but makes convincing less "enthusiastic" riders to come along for the trip significantly more difficult!

Dendawg: I know Piermont very well and usually make it a point...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

Is Eastview the location of Tarrytown Lakes? I...

Is Eastview the location of Tarrytown Lakes? I remember starting from there a few times many years ago, but I've kind of lost track of where it is.
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,044
Posted By Papa Tom

It's a shame, because that portion of the South...

It's a shame, because that portion of the South County is not that old and I remember it being so smooth you couldn't even hear your tires rolling. I hope the money is available to repair it.

By...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Papa Tom

Actually, I asked the parking attendant, who was...

Actually, I asked the parking attendant, who was standing there with two cops, what happens after the four-hour time limit. None of them were even AWARE of a four-hour time limit, and both cops told...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Papa Tom

Thanks for the tips, Dendawg and Steve. I am...

Thanks for the tips, Dendawg and Steve. I am very familiar with the Esposito and Clarke trails, including the spur that goes to Blauvelt. I guess I thought I was going to take the Ash Street...
Forum: Northeast
10-10-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Papa Tom

Parking Limit at Cuomo Bridge Westchester Side?

Tomorrow (October 11), I'll be riding over the Cuomo Bridge into Nyack for the second time; however, this time I'll be starting at the parking lot on the Tarrytown side, instead of riding there from...
Forum: Northeast
10-07-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Papa Tom

I must have missed zacster's post!

I must have missed zacster's post!
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