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07-07-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,371
Posted By honcho

While not in the list of bicycle brand names in...

While not in the list of bicycle brand names in the original post, I'd guess Cannondale ,Trek, Specialized and Giant would be the most tempting targets as they are the biggest bicycle brands in the...
07-07-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By honcho

It has been awhile since I've used a rack mounted...

It has been awhile since I've used a rack mounted child seat (not a Yepp) and looking at pictures of the Yepp Maxi I'm curious how you plan to fit rear panniers. Additional weight on front or rear...
06-18-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By honcho

Perhaps some ideas in Spike Bike fiction ...

Perhaps some ideas in Spike Bike fiction

https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~mjh/spike.html
06-17-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,980
Posted By honcho

maybe on your planet :-)

maybe on your planet :-)
06-17-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,980
Posted By honcho

Bicycle lighting is very haphazard in the USA. ...

Bicycle lighting is very haphazard in the USA. Flashing lights do increase visibility, but on moving objects a flashing light (front or rear) diminishes most people's ability to judge distance. ...
06-17-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,980
Posted By honcho

If you blind me I may lose control and hit you...

If you blind me I may lose control and hit you and it will be your fault, not mine, though we will both likely suffer.
06-03-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By honcho

Have been using Thule racks since 1987 but in...

Have been using Thule racks since 1987 but in more recent years I have also used Yakima and vehicle manufacturer racks (sometimes made by Thule or Yakima for the vehicle company). Both Thule and...
05-30-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,887
Posted By honcho

She was tried and convicted. She was stripped of...

She was tried and convicted. She was stripped of her post as a bishop. She is an alcoholic and a convicted killer. She served time unlike many killers of cyclists. More prison time isn't going to...
Replies: 2
Views: 3,743
Posted By honcho

Recumbents come in many flavors and there is a...

Recumbents come in many flavors and there is a learning curve that is a bit different for each style. You don't mention what region of the world you're located in, but I would suggest looking up...
05-28-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,004
Posted By honcho

Re: Bicycle Blue Book Exactly, ...

Re: Bicycle Blue Book




Exactly, the valuation guides of the car world (NADA, Kelly Blue Book, Black Book, etc...) are based large data sets of recorded transaction values for...
05-28-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,083
Posted By honcho

To each their own. Some where helmets, some...

To each their own. Some where helmets, some don't. Some tandem teams wear matching jerseys and look ridiculous, others have things like noodles and look ridiculous too. Some cyclists claim they...
05-27-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,004
Posted By honcho

I haven't seen mention of the "Bicycle Blue Book"...

I haven't seen mention of the "Bicycle Blue Book" (BBB) in this thread. While most of the listing in the BBB are for more modern bikes, it does reach pretty far back and with few exceptions, it...
05-27-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,083
Posted By honcho

We've been using a noodle on our tandem for...

We've been using a noodle on our tandem for several years now. Attached is a pic in the "stowed" configuration. It does seem to buy a bit of distance from many passing vehicles but I do think it...
05-25-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,648
Posted By honcho

Lots of interesting bikes from all over. I'd...

Lots of interesting bikes from all over. I'd like to buy more current USA stuff (not just bikes), bu the economics are very tough in many product categories. I was saddened when Cannondale...
05-22-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,871
Posted By honcho

Lots of interesting places to cycle but, like...

Lots of interesting places to cycle but, like most of the USA, comprehensive cycling infrastructure doesn't exist. Plenty of country roads and beautiful terrain. If you don't like hills, Memphis...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,222
Posted By honcho

You should be able to read the numbers on the...

You should be able to read the numbers on the tire. 26" would be a 559-xx (where xx is the width of the tire in millimeters) I looked up the specifications for the Pfiff Capo (that is the model...
05-17-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By honcho

We can only guess at the reasons the owners are...

We can only guess at the reasons the owners are closing the shop upon their retirement instead of trying to sell the shop. Perhaps they own the real estate and selling it or renting it at a market...
05-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By honcho

While I don't need any of the items listed, thank...

While I don't need any of the items listed, thank you for the taking the time to share.
05-13-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By honcho

25 years ago when we lived in interior Alaska, ...

25 years ago when we lived in interior Alaska, in the summertime we would occasionally see dog teams being exercised / trained while attached to a quad (four wheeled) ATV. A mountain or fat bike...
05-12-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,345
Posted By honcho

Just because a market isn't growing fast, doesn't...

Just because a market isn't growing fast, doesn't mean that there won't be fierce competition for the money that is in the marketplace. Lots of old component makers are gone or eaten up by their...
05-10-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By honcho

Kuat will certainly mar your wallet! With care,...

Kuat will certainly mar your wallet! With care, few racks will mar your finish. Problem is, some racks require more care than others. Thule, Yakima, Kuat have some nice products but after using...
05-10-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,887
Posted By honcho

We're all human and we see what we see. As your...

We're all human and we see what we see. As your personal experience shows, what others see in others and how they react often has little to do with the reality of how we are all individuals. In...
05-09-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,353
Posted By honcho

Less is more! We prefer panniers over a...

Less is more! We prefer panniers over a trailer.

Yes, you can pack sloppily and take more in a trailer. That's not necessarily a good thing. One or more additional wheels to look after. ...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,222
Posted By honcho

Check out Hase bikes. They make several trikes...

Check out Hase bikes. They make several trikes with Shimano STEPS electric assist. We own a Hase Pino tandem which many folks use to accommodate different abilities. However, our Pino is not a trike....
05-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,345
Posted By honcho

In the United States, the bike boom of the the...

In the United States, the bike boom of the the early 1970s coincided with most of the large cohort of baby boomers being teens and young adults, along with factors such as the OPEC oil embargo,...
05-06-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,170
Posted By honcho

I have good friends that live not far off one of...

I have good friends that live not far off one of the Northampton trails and have bicycled the area several times. As you wrote above, proximity to the MUPs in that area are desirable areas to live...
05-05-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,010
Posted By honcho

I've spent the most money on two tandems...

I've spent the most money on two tandems purchased 16 years apart. $950 in 1997 ($1500 in inflated 2018 dollars) which was a low-end "quality" tandem at the time and $6000 in 2013 ($6600 in 2018...
05-05-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By honcho

I don't belong to a cycling club but I do see the...

I don't belong to a cycling club but I do see the both the aging and the demise of clubs in general as less than a good thing for society overall.

Generally, in the United States, clubs of any...
05-03-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,170
Posted By honcho

Houses along the main MUPs in our area are very...

Houses along the main MUPs in our area are very expensive. Recently a cluster of small homes went in on an odd-shaped piece of land next to one MUP and they were priced at about $750k USD. Back in...
05-02-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By honcho

Saris Bones 2 or 3 bike, you may need optional...

Saris Bones 2 or 3 bike, you may need optional hatch huggers. Certified for use in E.U. as well if you are located there.
05-02-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By honcho

I spent a few years flipping bikes by buying them...

I spent a few years flipping bikes by buying them at yard sales, thrift stores and auctions. I wasn't the most efficient flipper but since it was mostly just for fun I didn't fret too much as long...
05-02-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By honcho

A sedan carrying 4 people and a platform on your...

A sedan carrying 4 people and a platform on your hitch for "stuff" plus your bike? You're going on a family vacation in the United States of WalMart, not the Lewis and Clark expedition. It is my...
04-27-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,109
Posted By honcho

When planning and packing panniers, we try (but...

When planning and packing panniers, we try (but don't always succeed) in minimizing what we carry. Of course, my partner refuses to camp so our needs are somewhat reduced by credit card touring.
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04-22-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,361
Posted By honcho

Based on what other people have written and my...

Based on what other people have written and my own experience, it's on the cusp of a "too good to be true" price. True as in not being a stolen / hot bike. You can check https://bikeindex.org...
04-19-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,822
Posted By honcho

Define "rich" If a person possesses the...

Define "rich"

If a person possesses the health and physical ability to participate in an endurance sport or any physical sport, then I think one can argue that they possess a certain wealth that...
04-19-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,748
Posted By honcho

4/10 mile of MUP, $2.4 Million US Dollars

Read about the opening of a short segment of recently opened multi purpose trail in Northern Virginia that cost $2.4 million. I don't know if there were any land acquisition costs and I haven't seen...
04-14-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 949
Posted By honcho

If you want to share an event with your brother...

If you want to share an event with your brother that includes memories of your grandparent or family in general, consider the possibility of cycling where your ancestors came from or a place that...
04-14-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By honcho

R+E has some nice stuff and I find myself looking...

R+E has some nice stuff and I find myself looking at their "6-Pack" travel bike but it's very expensive for a folding bicycle at $5k. It also has an 11-21 week lead time, which I suppose is not...
04-11-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,277
Posted By honcho

Lots of reasons have been addressed by other...

Lots of reasons have been addressed by other respondents and I vote for lack of wide cycling shoe choice due to the generally small demand. Cyclists who wear cycling shoes are a small percentage of...
04-10-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By honcho

Not a fan of rechargeable lights either. Not...

Not a fan of rechargeable lights either. Not that there's anything the matter with the concept but really dislike non-repairable throwaway items. Plus, rechargeable units don't have enough juice...
04-08-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,289
Posted By honcho

LBS come,and go On a ride yesterday on a local...

LBS come,and go
On a ride yesterday on a local MUP and noticed a sign for a new bike shop not far off the trail. Slowed to take a look but it looks like a shop focused on roadie / tri bikes, not...
04-01-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,902
Posted By honcho

On two wheels since 1965. I get the feeling...

On two wheels since 1965.

I get the feeling that the largest group of people on just about any bike forum tend to be older and that makes boomers prominent since they're the biggest chunk of the...
03-27-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By honcho

Mild blue-green colorblindness uncovered during a...

Mild blue-green colorblindness uncovered during a military entrance physical. There is a specific configuration of traffic signals, when combined with a particular type of street lighting, that can...
03-24-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,323
Posted By honcho

Riding a tandem, we attempt to build up as much...

Riding a tandem, we attempt to build up as much speed approaching a hill and use the momentum and downshifts to keep making progress to the top. However, most the the hills we encounter on our...
03-18-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By honcho

Your request is too open-ended. You need to let...

Your request is too open-ended. You need to let the forum know what you want to do. You can find lots of very useful basic computers in your price range for just measuring speed and distance...
03-15-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By honcho

Sapim, DT, Wheelsmith all make good spokes. ...

Sapim, DT, Wheelsmith all make good spokes. Similarly, no-name generic straight gauge spokes are generally trouble free in a typical 32 spoke, 3 cross build. You make no mention of if you want...
03-14-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,906
Posted By honcho

Bollards / poles on bike and multi-use paths...

Bollards / poles on bike and multi-use paths usually allow enough room for bikes pulling trailers, trikes and tandems to pass without risk. Chicanes, such as the ones on the bike/pedestrian paths...
03-11-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,029
Posted By honcho

Not a Strava user, but have experienced GPS...

Not a Strava user, but have experienced GPS receiver anomalies that are similar in nature to the OPs. I regularly use a Garmin Oregon 550 to capture ride data and use the trip computer casual in-ride...
03-10-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By honcho

First, the bad news: You need to prepare...

First, the bad news: You need to prepare yourself not to find the best possible fit on the first try. Second, the better news: Ebay is a good source for nearly new cycling footwear at reasonable...
03-02-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,406
Posted By honcho

Once you go black you'll never go back

Once you go black you'll never go back
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