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Forum: Touring
09-04-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By Rambo

I have a friend in the same boat as you. he's...

I have a friend in the same boat as you. he's seriously considering pulling the trigger on a giant escape. I checked it out for him and I don't see any reason why he shouldn't buy it for what he's...
10-13-14, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Rambo

not that anyone cares...but just in case someone...

not that anyone cares...but just in case someone finds this post some day. I'm about 90% sure it's an AMF.

what it says on the name plate I still don't know.
10-10-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Rambo

Nope...

Nope...
10-08-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Rambo

I don't think so! I think I can make out the...

I don't think so! I think I can make out the first two letters and they are HO, but it looks like there are 7 letters to me.
10-08-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Rambo

Help Identifying this bike

Here is what I know, I received it in 1979 for my birthday.

I can't make out what the name of the bike is.

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/1979birthdaybicycle_zps89abb5a9.jpg...
10-01-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 117,344
Posted By Rambo

weehoos in action on the Lisbon Bike Trail in...

weehoos in action on the Lisbon Bike Trail in Lisbon Ohio...

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/2014092895153826_zps1e0e5984.jpg...
Forum: Touring
09-23-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,571
Posted By Rambo

I ride the GAP overnight a few times a year and...

I ride the GAP overnight a few times a year and i've done the C&O twice and I've never hung my food or had anything mess with my food...but with that said...I'd say Hang it! Only takes a minute and...
09-15-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,471
Views: 1,500,269
Posted By Rambo

here are some of the older mountain bikes that...

here are some of the older mountain bikes that I've helped breath new life into and got them back on the trail over the years............

1989 Fisher HK-II
...
09-15-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 117,344
Posted By Rambo

Our weehoos from a 17 miles ride yesterday. We...

Our weehoos from a 17 miles ride yesterday. We have a 5 year old and twin 3 year olds......

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/bike%20builds/IMG_20140914_154106_zpsba05846f.jpg...
Forum: Touring
08-14-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,375
Posted By Rambo

Loaded and ready for a 4 day trip on the Great...

Loaded and ready for a 4 day trip on the Great Allegheny Passage this weekend...yes, I know that is a lot of stuff for a 4 day trip. I'm playing mule and carrying gear for myself, my father, and my...
Forum: Touring
03-19-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,479
Posted By Rambo

Thanks for bringing this thread back to life! ...

Thanks for bringing this thread back to life! I've never seen it before. I love it. Spent the last 30 minutes checking out all the MTB conversions! MTB touring is the only way I roll....
...
Forum: Touring
03-12-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Rambo

this is purely my opinion only... seems a...

this is purely my opinion only...

seems a little too high to me. I wouldn't pay more than $75 for it, but i'm cheap. Also, I question anyone that sells a bike and doesn't put the chain back on...
Forum: Touring
03-07-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,311
Posted By Rambo

I see what you did there!

I see what you did there!
Forum: Touring
03-07-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,311
Posted By Rambo

man! If that video (and sound) doesn't make you...

man! If that video (and sound) doesn't make you think of camping on the GAP...nothing will! LOL!!

That horn has scared the BEEP out of me a million times. Nothing like being dead asleep and...
Forum: Touring
03-06-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,375
Posted By Rambo

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/...

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/Ohiopyle%20to%20Rockwood%20Bike%20Ride%208-17-13/IMG_20130817_161849_zps10e9dc74.jpg...
Forum: Touring
08-28-12, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,375
Posted By Rambo

hopefully you can tell from these three pictures...

hopefully you can tell from these three pictures what he means.

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/P8120061.jpg

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/P8170195.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,375
Posted By Rambo

Not my "rig", but this is one of the guys that's...

Not my "rig", but this is one of the guys that's doing a tour with me on the GAP and C&O Towpath. he's been riding this rig to work for the past two weeks to "shakedown" the packs. It's a 1984 Ross...
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By Rambo

i just weighed my gear for a 6 day, 5 night...

i just weighed my gear for a 6 day, 5 night camping trip. gear & bags are 40 lbs exactly...never weighed my bike before...i'm guessing another 30 for the bike probably....just a guess..
Forum: Touring
08-01-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,375
Posted By Rambo

another shake down ride....getting close to...

another shake down ride....getting close to leaving....can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/Metro%20Park%20Bike%20Trail%207-29-12/P7290001.jpg

action...
Forum: Touring
08-01-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Rambo

This is why I've always loved this forum. You...

This is why I've always loved this forum. You get all ranges of view points here. Now i'm thoroughly confused.

but seriously, it's great to here arguments from both sides....exactly what I was...
Forum: Touring
07-31-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Rambo

You guys are going to get me into way too much...

You guys are going to get me into way too much trouble if you keep posting these cool chairs!!!!
Forum: Touring
07-31-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Rambo

yeah, when I bought it weight wasn't an issue...

yeah, when I bought it weight wasn't an issue because it was for motorcycle camping. I don't have the extra dough to buy another one before the trip without the wife giving me a mean look if/when...
Forum: Touring
07-31-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Rambo

thoughts on packing a camp chair?

Hello all,

I'm leaving for a 6 day, 5 night tour of the GAP & C&O towpath in a few weeks and I've been debating on weather or not to bring a camp chair. This is the chair I have.
...
07-24-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Rambo

my 2 cents... just bought my first brooks, a...

my 2 cents...

just bought my first brooks, a b-17, a few months ago. break in is done and I love this thing. best seat I've ever had. I'm so mad at myself for not getting one sooner.
07-24-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,174
Posted By Rambo

did 80 miles on the montour trail here in good...

did 80 miles on the montour trail here in good old pittsburgh a few months ago. Prior to that my best day was 65 miles. I'm just a weekend warrior. With 3 kids under 3 years old, I don't get much...
Forum: Touring
07-24-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,375
Posted By Rambo

i'm sure this has been discussed ad nauseum, so...

i'm sure this has been discussed ad nauseum, so if there is another link, feel free to point me in that direction...

What is the general consensus on packing weight distribution. Is it better to...
Forum: Touring
07-17-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,375
Posted By Rambo

took this after a shake down ride. Will be...

took this after a shake down ride. Will be riding the GAP and C&O towpath from Pitt to DC in 4 weeks. Only 1/2 packed....

http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv156/donrambo/0715121208.jpg
Forum: Touring
04-15-05, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By Rambo

In the Fall of 2004 three of us rode 215 miles...

In the Fall of 2004 three of us rode 215 miles from Cumberland, MD to Washington D.C. on the C&O Towpath.

Day One
Start Time 10:30 am
Total Miles 62.4
Avg Speed 10.6 mph
Moving Time 5:50
...
02-10-05, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By Rambo

I just got a olympus stylus 410. it has a great...

I just got a olympus stylus 410. it has a great built in lense cover thats also the on switch and its one of the few "weather proof" digitals out there right now. I do a lot of hiking, biking,...
01-12-05, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rambo

I do, and a GPS with color topo maps....you can...

I do, and a GPS with color topo maps....you can never have too much information
01-09-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,701
Posted By Rambo

When the hot blonde in the office is talking to...

When the hot blonde in the office is talking to you and you don't hear her cause you're drooling over the new xtr front deraillur you just got in the mail......

not that this happened to me or...
12-13-04, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By Rambo

45 ain't cold! Thats great riding weather.

45 ain't cold! Thats great riding weather.
12-08-04, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Rambo

Going from disc to v-brakes on the rear

first of all, the reason I'm doing this is: I have a really nice rack and it won't fit, the disc brakes on in the way. I could get an old man mountain rack, but they are very expensive. It was a...
11-30-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Rambo

Only seven miles? Bummer, I was going to head...

Only seven miles? Bummer, I was going to head down that was and explore it this weekend. Still, seven miles would be a good side trip off the montour trail.

Of the sections that aren't...
11-27-04, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Rambo

So I guess I am pretty lucky to live where I do. ...

So I guess I am pretty lucky to live where I do. Thanks for posting those links H23.

here are a few more great rails to trails links for ohio, WV and PA
...
11-26-04, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By Rambo

Rails to Trails junky

I'm wondering if there is anyone else like me out there.

I'm lucky to live where I do. Western, PA near Pittsburgh. There are so many rails to trails within 45 minutes of my house. I work 5...
11-26-04, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By Rambo

i've been riding a long time. I don't think I...

i've been riding a long time. I don't think I ever had a reason/need to stop faster. I'm not saying that you don't have a reason to stop fast, I'm sure you do. What type of riding are you doing...
11-26-04, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,124
Posted By Rambo

i don't have a fixie, but if I did, I'd ride it...

i don't have a fixie, but if I did, I'd ride it to a party too.
11-26-04, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By Rambo

i wear padded shorts when I do 40+ miles,...

i wear padded shorts when I do 40+ miles, anything less I just wear regular shorts.
Forum: Touring
11-25-04, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By Rambo

wow!!!! Thats awesome. take more pictures when...

wow!!!! Thats awesome. take more pictures when its done!
11-24-04, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,137
Posted By Rambo

shop around more. you might find a better deal. ...

shop around more. you might find a better deal. If not, I'd go with the xt shifters.

How long have the decore lasted for you? If they lasted a long time then the xt shifters will probably out...
Forum: BMX
11-23-04, 02:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,672
Posted By Rambo

I think you're all missing the point of this...

I think you're all missing the point of this thread. And that is "what are pegs for?"
11-23-04, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By Rambo

Obviously you don't live in Amish Country. :)

Obviously you don't live in Amish Country. :)
11-23-04, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By Rambo

Bicycle quotes

I found these quotes and thought they would be appreciated here. My appologies if this has been done before.


The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and...
11-23-04, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Rambo

To be interested in the changing seasons is a...

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana
11-23-04, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Rambo

I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle too!

I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle too!
Forum: Introductions
11-23-04, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By Rambo

Beaver County, PA

I ride a mountain bike but I mostly ride rails to trails in western PA, eastern OH, and Northern WV.

I prefer 40-60 mile RTR rides. I work just a few miles from the groveton trail head of the...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-04, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Rambo

let us know how it goes!!

let us know how it goes!!
11-22-04, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Rambo

i concur with the others. Been ordering from...

i concur with the others. Been ordering from them for years. Actually, I live very close to one of their warehouses and you used to be able to go pick up the stuff. they even had a regular store...
11-22-04, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Rambo

bike journay can be slow at times too.

bike journay can be slow at times too.
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