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Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,369
Posted By L134

His website is still up: Robert Beckman Designs -...

His website is still up: Robert Beckman Designs - Home (http://robertbeckmandesigns.net/index.php)

It is a fun read if nothing else. Iíve used his bags on two one week GDMBR tours and am extremely...
08-27-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By L134

Hadnít thought of that but, yes, same tooth...

Hadnít thought of that but, yes, same tooth count.

In process of checking, I did think maybe the Cyclone spring is just more tired. If I were to give it another chance, I would try to wind it...
08-26-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By L134

I recently picked up a bunch of used short cage...

I recently picked up a bunch of used short cage derailleurs and started rotating thru them to see what I liked best. I started with an old Campy then a first generation Cyclone. The Cyclone shifted...
08-26-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,306
Posted By L134

Then why not ditch the clincher rims now rather...

Then why not ditch the clincher rims now rather than wait until they wear out? How many more miles do you have to risk another crash before you wear out those rims?
08-26-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By L134

I understand completely. I hope my comment...

I understand completely. I hope my comment didnít come across as being dismissive. It was meant for perspective.
08-26-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By L134

For your intended use I think you are...

For your intended use I think you are over-thinking the whole thing. Probably most anything will be fine. If you like over-thinking bikes (I do), I would agree with most already said except I...
08-18-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By L134

Only because you mention money is tight, if the...

Only because you mention money is tight, if the wheels are true Iím not sure Iíd be in any particular rush to rebuild depending on the type of riding, team weight and how serious/many the cracks. ...
08-15-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,306
Posted By L134

no, they have latex. I’ve just never been all...

no, they have latex. I’ve just never been all that fond of pumping tires. If I’m going out for 10-15 miles on smooth roads I might skip the pumping. For a more substantial ride or ride on rough...
08-15-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,306
Posted By L134

same tire (but now ProTour), same weight, about...

same tire (but now ProTour), same weight, about the same psi works well for me too. I pump front to 60 psi and rear to 5 bar and pump every 2-3 days.
08-14-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,919
Posted By L134

Seeming lack of modern, odd tooth count chain...

Seeming lack of modern, odd tooth count chain rings, sacrificed for sake of “compatible” rings for indexing?? (totally unnecessary for commuting, touring, recreational riding), limiting ability to...
08-11-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,363
Posted By L134

my experience as well no matter who the stoker is.

my experience as well no matter who the stoker is.
08-09-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By L134

pm

pm
08-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By L134

My knees hurt just looking at that gearing.

My knees hurt just looking at that gearing.
08-01-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By L134

Actually, I did, but remember I am an accountant...

Actually, I did, but remember I am an accountant and I’ve been told I’m wrong, by my brother no less. Regardless, right or wrong, my method has worked for me for many years. I’ve never tried the...
08-01-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By L134

Many years ago my brother, an aeronautical...

Many years ago my brother, an aeronautical engineer, had mentioned something called pilot induced oscillation to me. I wondered if shimmy might be rider induced, decided what I mentioned before...
08-01-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By L134

What has worked well for me is to get my butt off...

What has worked well for me is to get my butt off the saddle and have the lightest of grip on the handlebars. In other words, almost all weight on the pedals. Start my descent this way and never a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By L134

effetto mariposa sealant has worked well for me. ...

effetto mariposa sealant has worked well for me. My general rule of thumb is, if the tire will hold air long enough to ride even a short distance, I use sealant. If not, I patch. I donít use...
07-25-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By L134

Kieth Lippy? Bill Holland? Iím pretty sure...

Kieth Lippy? Bill Holland? Iím pretty sure Lippy used silver. Just curious. As much as I enjoy reading these articles, Iím struck by how little they actually say considering how long they are. ...
07-25-20, 07:28 AM
07-23-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By L134

went to craigslist listing and it really looks to...

went to craigslist listing and it really looks to be practically unused, BUT 27Ē wheels, 21 speed (7 speed cassette/ freewheel?) with arai drum(valuable in itself but you probably donít need it), 40...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,152
Posted By L134

Fair enough but I have seen it or I wouldnít have...

Fair enough but I have seen it or I wouldnít have mentioned it. I re-read the OP and it did state he jumped in after being passed so I think I read this differently than you. Iíve never ridden...
07-22-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,250
Posted By L134

Wow! Carbon is almost always a real turn-off...

Wow! Carbon is almost always a real turn-off aesthetically for me but THAT is one cool looking bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,152
Posted By L134

likewise, if one doesnít like being drafted isnít...

likewise, if one doesnít like being drafted isnít it on them to blow by me, not barely pass me and then expect me to reduce my effort so Iím not drafting? If someone moves over in front of me and...
07-20-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By L134

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Overloaded for 2day shake down to Long Beach from where bike was stolen so I...
07-20-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By L134

Thank you!

Thank you!
07-19-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By L134

Thanks! Looks like an unusually interesting...

Thanks! Looks like an unusually interesting issue, at least to me. 5 Canadian Tours would be fun to see.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,274
Posted By L134

I think there is. I have received an email or...

I think there is. I have received an email or some message from Strava suggesting a ďrideĒ looked suspicious. If I remember correctly, it was a self policing situation where I took a look at what...
07-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,286
Posted By L134

Veloflex 30mm ProTour tubulars(not tubeless).

Veloflex 30mm ProTour tubulars(not tubeless).
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,970
Posted By L134

Because you are asking a political question not...

Because you are asking a political question not whether or not one would or should tour without health insurance.
06-30-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By L134

Check out the RBW Google user group. Clem Smith...

Check out the RBW Google user group. Clem Smith frames for sale seem to pop up fairly regularly.
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By L134

You can probably get some good feedback if you...

You can probably get some good feedback if you pose your question to the RBW Owners Bunch google group. It is a good resource.

On my Atlantis for loaded off pavement touring Iíve used 24/36/46...
06-21-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,287
Posted By L134

Were there recessed brake nuts in 78?

Were there recessed brake nuts in 78?
06-18-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By L134

I bought two used sets for less than $200...

I bought two used sets for less than $200 primarily to finally experience and learn tubulars without a large investment. To the extent there are others like myself, I would say there is some market....
06-18-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,306
Posted By L134

i got my ProTours yesterday, 2 days early. The...

i got my ProTours yesterday, 2 days early. The base tape is stamped 6/10. I weighed them at 300g, which I think is same as Vlaanderen. They mount easily, round and true and measure 28mm. I put 24...
06-12-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,306
Posted By L134

That was my conclusion. I just ordered 4 direct....

That was my conclusion. I just ordered 4 direct. I hope I'm not disappointed.
06-12-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,306
Posted By L134

thanks! As of a few minutes ago, only 2 left. I...

thanks! As of a few minutes ago, only 2 left. I decided instead to order 4 ProTour Gum Sidewall directly from Veloflex taking a chance Iíll love them as much as the Vlaanderens. With the four, I...
06-12-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By L134

Claimed

Claimed
06-12-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,306
Posted By L134

Best I can tell from Veloflex site, Vlaanderens...

Best I can tell from Veloflex site, Vlaanderens are no longer in production. 🙁
06-12-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,531
Posted By L134

That looks like a very good touring bike and not...

That looks like a very good touring bike and not strange at all to me. I rode a section of the GDMBR with 42/34/19 crankset using a mountain tamer for the 19. Cassette was a 12-36. I didn’t set it...
06-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 276,783
Posted By L134

Thanks, Barry. Iíll poke around and see what I...

Thanks, Barry. Iíll poke around and see what I can find. It does help immensely when knows what something called! Weíve got a great hardware store a good bike ride away with all sorts of...
06-09-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 276,783
Posted By L134

Thanks,that will make a fun project.

Thanks,that will make a fun project.
06-08-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 276,783
Posted By L134

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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ISO: Avocet seatpost nut like this (standard fender/rack eyelet threading)
...
06-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By L134

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1142_42ca6df590a74e66907125644ba4fd5a087076df.jpeg...
06-06-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 276,783
Posted By L134

Like these? Make me an offer? ...

Like these? Make me an offer?


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06-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By L134

I pulled this rack off a Sportour of, seemingly,...

I pulled this rack off a Sportour of, seemingly, the same vintage as yours. I have no idea if it was original equipment. The rack is available....
06-02-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By L134

Could the headset be loose?

Could the headset be loose?
06-01-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By L134

FREE Univega Sportour, San Diego pick up

25Ē frame/fork in remarkably good condition. 3 pretty ratty 27Ē wheels, 3 27Ē used rims, 4 27Ē tires that appear to have life (...
05-31-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,771
Views: 164,306
Posted By L134

Refer back to post #1517...

Refer back to post #1517 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1517) and a few after? Is that the tire you are asking about?
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By L134

Hills are your friend for getting stronger/fitter.

Hills are your friend for getting stronger/fitter.
05-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By L134

no problems for me. I have some tires on their...

no problems for me. I have some tires on their way now.
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