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11-06-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,789
Posted By Tourister

89;s here the last few days, high 70's today and...

89;s here the last few days, high 70's today and then down into the high 60's for a few days it looks like.. Clear skys and no wind... Beautiful riding weather.. Guess I will have to tough out the...
10-27-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Tourister

How about a smile :-)... Sure is blowing out...

How about a smile :-)...
Sure is blowing out there today... Wonder if anyone has mounted a sail on there bike ?... I am not a sailor but I think sail boats can go just about anywhere they want in...
10-19-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,897
Posted By Tourister

Hey there is no inflation... The cost of living...

Hey there is no inflation... The cost of living did not rise last year thus no SS increases for anyone... Of course the politicians got there cost of living raise... More BS from the goverment
10-14-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,897
Posted By Tourister

I thought they were rather pricy too when I...

I thought they were rather pricy too when I bought mine.. I feel now though that I have gotten more then my moneys worth using it...
You have to remember too they are located in Taxifornia......
09-04-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 107,482
Posted By Tourister

That is probably why it is so overpriced :-)

That is probably why it is so overpriced :-)
08-24-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tourister

Some good information... Thanks guys..

Some good information... Thanks guys..
08-23-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tourister

Thanks for the info... Are teflon and silocon...

Thanks for the info... Are teflon and silocon based lubricants the same or work the same ?.. I use Tri Flow on my chains and love it.. I have had to replace several chains because of stretch and the...
08-23-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tourister

These were purchased from Nasbbar on the webb,...

These were purchased from Nasbbar on the webb, not Walmart.. I was not aware however that there were two differant quality levels with these... The first couple of U locks were (one grey and one...
08-22-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tourister

So does anyone make a good quality lock anymore...

So does anyone make a good quality lock anymore ?...
08-21-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tourister

The zip wheel is good to know about... Problem is...

The zip wheel is good to know about... Problem is though I am car free and if it jams up 10 miles from home that is a big problem... Does anyone make a good quality dependable lock anymore ?..
08-21-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tourister

I know, regular oil tends to gum up over time...

I know, regular oil tends to gum up over time too... I used Tri Flow to lubricate them with.. It's a Teflon based lubricant...
It's academic though... Seems like the aluminum like keys and...
08-21-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tourister

Kryptonite Locks

Is anyone else having big problems with these ?.. I mistakenly though Kyrptonite meant the best and boy have I learen my lesson... The locks themselves are great but the locking mechenisms are cheap...
08-20-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,020
Posted By Tourister

The bike helmet makes all the differance for me.....

The bike helmet makes all the differance for me.. If I wear my baseball cap most people ignore me on the bike path asuming I am homeless.. If I wear my bike helmut the whole world changes and I get...
08-15-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Tourister

The way I see it the tire has very little to do...

The way I see it the tire has very little to do with holding the air pressure... It is the tube that is blown up and holds the pressure.. I am not an expert on tubes but it has appeared to me over...
08-14-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Tourister

I weigh 240 and run Specialized tires and...

I weigh 240 and run Specialized tires and tubes... They are rated at 75-100 pounds.. I blow them up to 95 and then a couple weeks and a couple hundred miles later I check them .. They are usually...
08-02-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,460
Posted By Tourister

I use the Wald folding baskets also... Like...

I use the Wald folding baskets also... Like above, they are always there when the need arises.. Also with the quick release they may not be there when you get back...
07-27-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Tourister

I guress, it's all relative.. It a club for...

I guress, it's all relative.. It a club for everyone... Men. women, old, young.. we tour the city mostly by bike path.. More for enjoyment then speed... Although I am sure some of the people must...
07-22-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By Tourister

New Front Fork

HELP! I was recently broadsided by a car while riding my Giant Cypress.. I picked up some road rash and bruises. The bike took a worse beating... Amongst other things the front aluminum suspension...
07-20-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Tourister

Great idea... I think though comparing this to an...

Great idea... I think though comparing this to an X is like comparing apples and oranges... This one looks like it would be more of a strictly utility bike.. The X covers several areas... It;s size...
07-11-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Tourister

I have looked at the workman trikes.. I like the...

I have looked at the workman trikes.. I like the PAV's but as near as I can tell (they don't give much infor on the web site) it has 24 inch wheels and at those prices I can't see settleing for...
07-11-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Tourister

Looking for trike

I have noticed a lot of trikes around here lately and am getting kind of interested in one.. Most of the ones around here seem to be single speed with 24" wheels... I see people pushing them up the...
06-29-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By Tourister

Interesting to see otheres have the problem of...

Interesting to see otheres have the problem of the tread coming off. I thought it was just me or a fluke... I have been running Specialized Nimbus tires on my Cypress.. Twice now right around 4...
06-18-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By Tourister

I have two sets of the baskets and haven't had...

I have two sets of the baskets and haven't had any problem as long as I get the bottom "Tab" in the right location... My top clip has come undone a couple of times but it was because I did not have...
06-17-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,419
Posted By Tourister

One X here

One X here
06-13-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 9,324
Posted By Tourister

599 a year to own a car !... I am jealous... I...

599 a year to own a car !... I am jealous... I live in taxifornia,, I have been car free for almost two years now... The last time I registered a car it costs 389 for registration,, 75 for smog...
06-10-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Tourister

Gotta love the Cypress.... On mine I use 700C X...

Gotta love the Cypress.... On mine I use 700C X 38 Specialized Crossroads Armadillo's... They have a high center section for easy rolling on hard surfaces and then a "knobby" tread for riding in the...
06-02-09, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Tourister

I have only had my X a few weeks but have carried...

I have only had my X a few weeks but have carried adult passengers and other heavy loads.. I have not noticed any flex at all but then I am not jumping curbs and stuff with it either :-)
The more I...
06-01-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tourister

What I am afraid of is putting a lot of money...

What I am afraid of is putting a lot of money into an aluminum frame etc and then have it crack.. I hace never had a steel frame crack or even seen one although I am sure it can be done... I figuree...
05-31-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tourister

"A steel MTB would be great but I can't find one...

"A steel MTB would be great but I can't find one - I live in Okinawa and all the new bikes are aluminium (which cracks, grrrr) and all the old ones are too small for me (only 6' but that's the tall...
05-21-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,420
Posted By Tourister

I just put one together... I got the Free Radical...

I just put one together... I got the Free Radical kit from BikeTrailerShop... Great place to deal with.. They have free shipping and discounts on some accessories if purchaed with the kit... Save me...
05-18-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tourister

It ran 78 dollars... And that included greasing...

It ran 78 dollars... And that included greasing and adjusting the headset and install an extension on the handlebars... I thought that was an excellent price myself but I do do a lot of business with...
05-16-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tourister

Made my first run for "stuff" today.. What a...

Made my first run for "stuff" today.. What a blast... I picked up some furnace filters and a bat of insulation for the attic... Put the stuff on the wideloaders, tied it down and I was off.. Worked...
05-15-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tourister

Ya, the racket alone is a pain... I am glad we...

Ya, the racket alone is a pain... I am glad we were able to take care of that problem... It will be getting a lot of use..
05-14-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tourister

BINGO !!!!... I took it back to the LBS and they...

BINGO !!!!... I took it back to the LBS and they took it apart and moved the toung to the top of the kiskstand plate... PROBLEM SOLVED... It even shifts much better now... Just like new... What a...
05-14-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tourister

Good point... I checked mine and he has the...

Good point... I checked mine and he has the mounted to the bottom of the kickstand plate... The plate on this bike is thick.. About a half inch... If we mounted it to the top as you suggest it looks...
05-13-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By Tourister

I had a pair of Wald folding baskets on the back...

I had a pair of Wald folding baskets on the back of my bike before converting to an X... They will hold a heavy bag of groceries no sweat... I was very happy with them..
05-13-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tourister

Your right... Outside 48 up front and inside 34...

Your right... Outside 48 up front and inside 34 in back... Shouldn't drag on the frame though should it ??
05-13-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tourister

My new XtraCycle

I received my new Free Radical kit and the LBS just finished putting it all together... I rode it most of the day testing it out... Very impressive... I hardly know it's there from the ride.. Seems...
05-05-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By Tourister

Great job I have been doing my Costco runs...

Great job
I have been doing my Costco runs with just a couple of Wald Baskets on the back... Just been making more trips... It's about 8 miles round trip..
I am now waiting for my FreeRadical kit...
04-26-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,801
Posted By Tourister

Now that's a great idea.. I wasn't aware they...

Now that's a great idea.. I wasn't aware they would do that..
That's right up there with use an old piza box and
bring it home in my stomach :-)
04-26-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,801
Posted By Tourister

Apparently some of you guys are familure with...

Apparently some of you guys are familure with PM's pizza's... They are big heavy and don't come in a box... They tend to "flop" around... Even on the trip to the car :-)
04-26-09, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,801
Posted By Tourister

Thanks guys... Couple of good ideas there... "In...

Thanks guys... Couple of good ideas there... "In my stomach" solves everything :-)
But then I have to carry the beer to the pizza place and keep it cold...
04-25-09, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,801
Posted By Tourister

jonsam Thanks... That is a fancy version of...

jonsam Thanks... That is a fancy version of whaat I was thinking.. I was thinking of just using a peice of plywood.. I hate the thought of riding around with somthing like that sticking out the...
04-24-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,801
Posted By Tourister

Carrying a Pizza home

How the heck does one carry a pizza (Pappa Murphys) home on a bike... I am about to purchase a Free Radical kit and it will solve a lot of my carrying problems... Still leaves me with the delima of...
02-17-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Tourister

If your talking ANGN you can come sit in my...

If your talking ANGN you can come sit in my driveway and watch them come by tomorrow... The road in front of my house is being closed for awhile tommorow for the tour/race... Even the rain is...
02-02-09, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tourister

Nice bikes as far as they go... But if you are...

Nice bikes as far as they go... But if you are used to a 23 inch frame and are planning on 60 mile rides I think they fall a little bit short of the goal... Seems like more and more companys are...
02-01-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tourister

That was my thinking... Around here the bad guys...

That was my thinking... Around here the bad guys will steal anything with wheels... That is why I bought and use my under 300 dollar steel framed mountain bike... That is the one I chain up... With...
01-26-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tourister

Hey vja4Him Sounds like a great plan... I am...

Hey vja4Him
Sounds like a great plan... I am doing the same thing right now... I live about 30 miles southe of you ....
I Have had real good luck with Giant Bikes... Last Sept I bought a new Giant...
01-15-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,987
Posted By Tourister

What's so great about 300 pounds ?... My Giant's...

What's so great about 300 pounds ?... My Giant's all have a 300 pound rating too.. Kind of an industry standard isn't it ?... That is 300 including the rider...
01-11-09, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,208
Posted By Tourister

That pretty well describes it :-)... Last visit...

That pretty well describes it :-)... Last visit the Dr told me they are working on "Gene Therapy: for this problem... Apparently they attach a gene to a virus and inject it in you.. The virus invades...
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