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Posted By cpblue

I ordered the Michelin Protek Cross Max. Iíll...

I ordered the Michelin Protek Cross Max. Iíll post a photo when I get them mounted. Thanks again for the suggestions
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Posted By cpblue

Thanks for the suggestions. I really like the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I really like the idea of running tubeless.
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Posted By cpblue

Suggestions for 700x38c tires

Iíd like to switch to 700x38c tires on my Soma Smoothie. The 38ís will fit but Iím really at a loss for tread pattern and brand. I live in an area where goat heads seem to be everywhere and any...
Forum: Touring
01-27-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,460
Posted By cpblue

Great looking bike!

Great looking bike!
Forum: Touring
09-29-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 23,201
Posted By cpblue

REI Camp Dome tents in Bellville, Texas275502

REI Camp Dome tents in Bellville, Texas275502
Forum: Touring
08-21-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,758
Posted By cpblue

Once the weather cools in southeast Texas...

Once the weather cools in southeast Texas (halloween), I'll ride from Brookshire to Bellville then through Brenham up to Lake Somerville. It comes out to about 60 miles to the lake depending on...
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Posted By cpblue

Excellent info on this thread

Excellent info on this thread
Forum: Texas
06-21-12, 06:18 PM
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Posted By cpblue

Not ready 4 the Tour Divide yet, but anyone in Houston thinking about training 4 it

Like folks from all over, I've been following the progress of the Tour Divide racers on line. I tried riding in Colorado last year and it was lots tougher than I thought. I was wondering if there...
Forum: Touring
03-28-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By cpblue

I'll give it a try. Thanks.

I'll give it a try. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
03-27-12, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By cpblue

Looking for a route: Houston, Texas to Asheville, NC

I'm planning a trip this fall from Houston to Asheville and I'm looking for a route idea. Don't want to take the Southern Tier Route. I was looking for something that might run a bit diagonally...
Forum: Touring
10-05-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By cpblue

Thanks. Looks like I'll have to make...

Thanks. Looks like I'll have to make arrangements to do it later in the year.
Forum: Touring
10-04-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By cpblue

San Fran to Santa Barbara-best time to do it

I'm interested in doing the pacific coast route from San Francisco to Santa Barabara. I have some free time in February, but when is the best time to do this trip?
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Posted By cpblue

219641219639Two more.

219641219639Two more.
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Posted By cpblue

219638 Here's the bike as of today. So far...

219638 Here's the bike as of today. So far it rides well.
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Posted By cpblue

Soma Smoothie ES

Just put together a Soma Smoothie ES for long distance riding. Steel frame, fork, and 32's. Anyone else using one for LD/Brevets?
Forum: Texas
09-14-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By cpblue

I've done it three or four times and I think it's...

I've done it three or four times and I think it's a great ride. Some of the roads aren't all that smooth, but traffic hasn't been an issue in the past, and the folks at all of the rest stops are...
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Posted By cpblue

I'm considering a Sala Casseroll as a "proper" ...

I'm considering a Sala Casseroll as a "proper" Rando and from what I've read it seems like a good choice. I've got a Novara Randonnee and although it's a good touring bike, it's a bit heavy (for...
Forum: Texas
08-30-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By cpblue

This was my first HTH and I thought it was a...

This was my first HTH and I thought it was a blast, but I'm not sure why. The weather was crazy hot, the scenery was burnt yellow, and the wind reminded me of my wife's blow dryer. The energy from...
Forum: Texas
08-23-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,432
Posted By cpblue

I'm not sure about the distance I'm going to...

I'm not sure about the distance I'm going to ride, but if I do take the cut off and go through the air base, what would the total amount of miles be?
07-16-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By cpblue

Road worthy tire for MTB

After the MTB race at this year's HTH-100 in Wichita Falls, Texas I'm going to change tires and ride the 100 mile road ride the next day. I've got a set of Conti's Town and County I could throw on...
07-02-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,447
Posted By cpblue

I was considering buying the Talon 1, but I've...

I was considering buying the Talon 1, but I've read about similar complaints on other MTB forums. Anyone else had problems with the Talon 1?
05-28-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By cpblue

T shirts with mtb designs

T shirts with mtb designs
05-27-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By cpblue

MTB T shirts

Always looking for new MTB T shirt designs out there. Anyone got/saw one?
05-20-11, 05:18 PM
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Posted By cpblue

Replacing a fork

Is it possible to change the fork in a 1980's Schwinn MTB with a suspension fork?
05-19-11, 07:58 PM
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Posted By cpblue

2003 Giant NRS-3: Super dry conditions in...

2003 Giant NRS-3: Super dry conditions in Houston, Texas202622
Forum: Texas
05-11-11, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By cpblue

Hotter than Hell 100 Wichita Falls TX, MTBR event

Does anyone know what the MTBR event is like at the HH100 in August? I checked the website and it didn't say much.
Forum: Touring
04-02-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,800
Posted By cpblue

I never got used to reaching "way down there" for...

I never got used to reaching "way down there" for the down tube shifters on my old Bianchi. I just had the LBS change them to bar ends and they're working well. I'm not crazy with the way the...
Forum: Touring
04-01-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By cpblue

More good words about the Vittoria randonneurs. ...

More good words about the Vittoria randonneurs. They were tight when I put them on, but they ride smooth, carry all my stuff without any problems, and I've yet to get a flat with them.
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Posted By cpblue

Bianchi Volpe as a randonneuring bike

I know any bike can be used to ride a brevet, but is there anyone using a Bianchi Volpe as a randonneuring bike?
Forum: Touring
02-19-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,571
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Posted By cpblue

Start of the Natchez Trace (Novara Randonnee...

Start of the Natchez Trace (Novara Randonnee front, Fuji Touruing Back190610
Forum: Touring
02-17-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,943
Posted By cpblue

My Bob trailer was great on flat roads or flying...

My Bob trailer was great on flat roads or flying down hill. I never had a problem with it wobbling even down hill. Every time I went up hill I felt like I was pulling a '65 Cadillac. I switched to...
Forum: Texas
02-14-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By cpblue

Austin to San Antonio

I was thinking of riding from Austin to San Antonio along 281. Google maps shows a wide shoulder. Anyone done this before?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,076
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Posted By cpblue

180864Not sure of it's birth year, late 80's or...

180864Not sure of it's birth year, late 80's or early 90's, but I love riding it
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Posted By cpblue

I've got 32's on my Novara Randonee and it's a...

I've got 32's on my Novara Randonee and it's a good bike, but it weighs a ton. I'm looking for a steel frame that's a bit lighter than my 2 wheel SUV.
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Views: 2,252
Posted By cpblue

Raleigh Record Ace as a rando bike

Just saw the Record Ace in a LBS and it looks great. I've been looking for a rando bike for several months and I wonder how the Record Ace would do. No room for fenders, but it looks like a Nitto...
Forum: Texas
11-16-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By cpblue

Thanksgiving morning ride-Terry Hershey Park

Anyone interested in riding Terry Hershey Park on Thanksgiving morning? Great way to make some room for all the calories later in the day. Say 8:00am at the Eldridge parking lot.
Forum: Touring
09-09-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,459
Posted By cpblue

Thanks for all the info. I'll post something...

Thanks for all the info. I'll post something when I finish it.
Forum: Touring
09-08-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,459
Posted By cpblue

Natchez Trace-how long does it take

I'm riding from Nashville, Tn to Natchez, Ms along the Natchez Trace. The book says it's about 440 miles. I'm planning on camping most nights so I'll be moderately loaded. Has anyone ridden this...
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Views: 952
Posted By cpblue

I've turned my Novara Randonnee into a full time...

I've turned my Novara Randonnee into a full time touring bike and it's gotten a bit heavy to do a century on. I'm looking at the Clubman as a bike for brevets and century rides. I despite the...
Forum: Touring
08-25-10, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By cpblue

Bike shop in Nashville, Tn

I'm riding the Natchez Trace this fall and want to ship my bike to a shop in Nashville that could assemble it for me. Any suggestions on bike shops there?
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By cpblue

Front rack for a Novara Randonee

I'm in the process of switching from a BOB trailer to front and back panniers. My Novara Randonnee came with a rear rack, but I'm unsure of what sort of set up to use for the front. I'm looking for...
03-03-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By cpblue

Sun tour derailer

Just picked up a 1993 Bianchi Premio for FREE. It has a sun tour derailer. Should I change it? Are there
any problems I shoudl expect with this bike? It's pretty clean.
Forum: Touring
02-23-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By cpblue

Throw some fenders on that bike and you can laugh...

Throw some fenders on that bike and you can laugh when it rains.
Forum: Touring
02-23-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By cpblue

Good luck on the Randonee. I love mine

Good luck on the Randonee. I love mine
Forum: Touring
02-13-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,748
Posted By cpblue

My Novara Randonee has sseen lots of miles in all...

My Novara Randonee has sseen lots of miles in all sorts of conditions and it continues to function very well. The paint is it's weakest point. Customer service is great at REI, the price can't be...
Forum: Texas
10-12-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By cpblue

Clearing house for cyclists struck by cars

Is there a clearing house for cyclists who have been struck by automobiles? If not lets start one. That's the kind of info that needs to get out to other cyclists.
Forum: Texas
09-10-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,916
Posted By cpblue

NOAA calling for a 50% chance of rain for Sunday....

NOAA calling for a 50% chance of rain for Sunday. First time my fenders might actually help this year.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By cpblue

Great looking bike! What is that do-dad you got...

Great looking bike! What is that do-dad you got the E-3 hooked to on the fork. I'd like to get one.
Forum: Texas
08-03-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,916
Posted By cpblue

Tour de Pink

Anyone riding the TdP this year? Last year it was a great ride. They have a fantastic feed at the end of the ride. The Tour de Pink starts in Hempstead and travels on some really nice roads. The...
Forum: Texas
06-23-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,217
Posted By cpblue

Count me in for the August ride. I'm sure the...

Count me in for the August ride. I'm sure the weather will be much nicer then. Ha!
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