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Forum: Northeast
07-16-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By danacf

It’s quite flat from Lake Champlain to points...

It’s quite flat from Lake Champlain to points 12-15 miles eastward. The islands are easy riding too. Champlain Bikeways has quite a bit of information, including some free downloadable maps...
01-29-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By danacf

Soften it up a little with a heat gun and squeeze...

Soften it up a little with a heat gun and squeeze / shape it until it fits.
Forum: Northeast
01-18-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,305
Posted By danacf

Cayuga Lake is listed at 382' above sea level and...

Cayuga Lake is listed at 382' above sea level and Seneca at 440'. The terrain around the northern sections is actually quite flat. The climbs out of lake basin from the cities/towns of Ithaca,...
Forum: Northeast
01-17-12, 06:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,305
Posted By danacf

Cycling in the entire Finger Lakes region and...

Cycling in the entire Finger Lakes region and around Ithaca is as good as it gets, and as the bumper stickers say, "Ithaca is gorges." There are several commercial tour companies that offer trips in...
01-12-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,761
Posted By danacf

My homemadetool from a spoke, and you don’t need...

My homemadetool from a spoke, and you don’t need an accurate ruler to make one. File a nice 90 bend where the head is and cutit roughly at 12 1/8 or so. Using a newchain, on the bike or not, put...
Forum: Touring
01-10-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By danacf

I’ve taken numerous trips with Timberline...

I’ve taken numerous trips with Timberline Adventures and would highly recommend them. They seem to be less expensive than many tour operators, but you’re still looking at around $300 per day. In my...
12-13-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,028
Posted By danacf

About 10 years ago Ipurchased a wood worker's...

About 10 years ago Ipurchased a wood worker's vise similar to...
Forum: Touring
12-04-11, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,066
Posted By danacf

A few years ago I sold a circa 1984 Lotus Odyssey...

A few years ago I sold a circa 1984 Lotus Odyssey that was in mint condition for about $375 on ebay. It was a nice bike in its day, and the frame and componentry were what people were touring on...
Forum: Touring
11-24-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,815
Posted By danacf

I agree with ks1g regarding wheels. I have done...

I agree with ks1g regarding wheels. I have done numerous one to two week supported tours in the western states and Canada. As carbon fiber has increased in popularity, the number of parrticipants...
11-18-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By danacf

Santana makes an interesting stem adjuster which...

Santana makes an interesting stem adjuster which might enable you're stoker to find a comfortable position with standard bars. http://www.santana-tandem.com/en/zubehoer/index.htm
11-17-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,371
Posted By danacf

My Swift measures 123 mm from the nose to the...

My Swift measures 123 mm from the nose to the front of the clamp area, 70 mm of clamp area, and 82 mm from the rear of the clamp area to the rear of the saddle for a total of 275. You can push it...
Forum: Touring
11-05-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By danacf

I've done it at least twice on flights in the...

I've done it at least twice on flights in the United States without any issues. I don't remember even getting questioned about it. I had it in a small canvass bag with my helmet. However, in order...
Forum: Northeast
08-13-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By danacf

Cambridge-Underhill Flats-Underhill...

Cambridge-Underhill Flats-Underhill Center-Cambridge is a nice 24 mile ride. 15 south, left on River Rd, then take Pleasant Valley Rd from Underhill Center. 15 had some traffic, but Pleasant Valley...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By danacf

Take a look at some crazyguyonabike.com journals....

Take a look at some crazyguyonabike.com journals. Clyde Kessel left north Boston about two months ago and is now in Colorado. Maps are included in his journal. Mike Noonan is heading toward Boston...
Forum: Northeast
05-18-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By danacf

Don't obsess about your route, just do it. I...

Don't obsess about your route, just do it. I don't live in VT but have cycled there extensively. It's a great place to ride. Some of the roads aren't in very good condition, but the scenery is nice,...
Forum: Touring
05-10-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By danacf

My Pro is 160mm, as advertised.

My Pro is 160mm, as advertised.
04-19-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,305
Posted By danacf

I have a 1992 set of Chorus shifters. The left...

I have a 1992 set of Chorus shifters. The left lever was friction and the right indexed. The left sequence from the boss mount out was:
A, D, Lever, H flat side out, F flat side in, B, C, E and G.
Forum: Touring
04-16-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,480
Posted By danacf

I have found that much patience is required...

I have found that much patience is required finding the sweet spot on Brooks saddles. Minor adjustments can make a big difference, and therefore I would recommend investing is a quality two bolt...
Forum: Northeast
04-12-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By danacf

Bike paths in this area are left to those who...

Bike paths in this area are left to those who cross country ski or snowshoe. Some years ago there was some talk of opening them to snowmobiles http://www.mhbht.org/news/gazette_03jan21.htm.
02-26-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,134
Posted By danacf

The ceramic pulley on the 7402 has a bit of...

The ceramic pulley on the 7402 has a bit of lateral "float" and is designed as a jockey (upper) pulley. The tension (lower) pulley does not have the float. From Sheldon Brown's website, "jockey...
Forum: Touring
02-06-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By danacf

There is a Dunkin Donuts near the station and I...

There is a Dunkin Donuts near the station and I also saw a Subway on the map a few blocks south of the station. There is a NYS office building next to the station so there might be another sandwich...
01-27-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,804
Posted By danacf

If interested, I have a 30T cog from a 1992...

If interested, I have a 30T cog from a 1992 chorus 8 sp cassette you can have. It has been sitting in my basement for about 12 years. In the early 90's I swapped the 14T on a 13-26 for a 30 and...
Forum: Northeast
01-25-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By danacf

All of the highway departments around here use a...

All of the highway departments around here use a lot of salt and melting agents. The roads are generally clear of snow and ice a day after the snowfall, especially if road has some traffic, the sun...
Forum: Northeast
01-23-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By danacf

Although I know people who commute to the cities...

Although I know people who commute to the cities on their bicycles, I prefer the peace and tranquility of the country roads on the outskirts. Once you get 5 to 10 miles from the downtown areas of...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By danacf

SBinNYC has laid out a nice route. I would also...

SBinNYC has laid out a nice route. I would also do almost anything to avoid 4 and 9. The county and town network of roads in this area are quite nice; better pavement and less traffic than the...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By danacf

A section of the Adventure Cyling Assoc....

A section of the Adventure Cyling Assoc. Adirondack Loop runs from just east of Schenectady to Port Henry on the southern end of Lake Champlain. The riding on the Vermont side of Champlain is...
Forum: Touring
06-26-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By danacf

I agree with Garthr, leave the fork and headset...

I agree with Garthr, leave the fork and headset alone. If you want to use the newer stems and handlebars, buy a Nitto stem adapter (Google Nitto stem adapters). It costs a little bit more (around...
Forum: Touring
06-20-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By danacf

Search "NYC to VT." Esteli asked a similar...

Search "NYC to VT." Esteli asked a similar question on 5/12. The last post was 6/4. It's currently on page 4.
Forum: Touring
05-12-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By danacf

I'll try to get you started. First, the layout of...

I'll try to get you started. First, the layout of the land. The Green Mountains run the length of VT, the Berkshire "hills" run north/south in western MA, and the Taconic hills run along the NY/CT...
Forum: Touring
05-08-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By danacf

I wouldn't worry about traffic west of the...

I wouldn't worry about traffic west of the Connecticut River in the Berkshires, even on Route 2. I don't live there, but the rides I have done in northwestern MA have been nice and traffic has never...
Forum: Touring
05-08-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By danacf

I would head up to the Ithaca area and cut...

I would head up to the Ithaca area and cut through the beautiful Finger Lakes area. The west side of Cayuga Lake (Route 89) would be my first choice. It takes you past Taughannock Falls State Park...
Forum: Touring
05-06-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By danacf

Commercial tours can be a terrific vacation if...

Commercial tours can be a terrific vacation if you find one that meets your expectations and suits your difficulty requirement. It is important that you ask questions, find out how much flexiblity...
Forum: Touring
04-05-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,186
Posted By danacf

I would recommend starting your trip in Saratoga...

I would recommend starting your trip in Saratoga Springs or Schenectady. The area from Albany west to Schenectady and north to the Mohawk River is basically sprawl. The area in the rectangle...
Forum: Touring
01-16-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By danacf

If you enjoy camping style tours, you'll probably...

If you enjoy camping style tours, you'll probably have a great time. The advantages are it's well organized, the routes are well marked, it's a beautiful area to cycle in and the traffic is light to...
Forum: Touring
01-03-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By danacf

If you want a regular size travel bike it's the...

If you want a regular size travel bike it's the only way to go. Southwest doesn't fly everywhere. I've flown my bike twice on United and have saved about $340, almost half the cost of the couplers....
12-22-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,105
Posted By danacf

The wrench is only about a $20 item. I wouldn't...

The wrench is only about a $20 item. I wouldn't risk trying to use some type of substitute.
Try Bilenky.com They do retrofits and sell the S&S cases, tube covers, teflon grease, wrenches, etc....
Forum: Touring
11-26-09, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By danacf

I might be able to make some suggestions if I...

I might be able to make some suggestions if I knew more about the type of tour you're seeking, such as miles per day, terrain, challenging or easy, number of days, where you were thinking about...
10-25-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,264
Posted By danacf

An interesting article favoring greasing on...

An interesting article favoring greasing on Sheldon Brown's website:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.htm
Forum: Northeast
09-09-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By danacf

The Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club has a few cue...

The Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club has a few cue sheets listed on its website, webmhcc.org. Generally, anything west of Burnt Hills to Amsterdam and north to Sacandaga Lake is excellent cycling...
Forum: Touring
09-07-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,428
Posted By danacf

I had a B17 on my touring bike and it was...

I had a B17 on my touring bike and it was comfortable but I was never 100% satisfied with it. I always felt like I was sitting on a platter rather than a saddle. I ride the touring bike much like...
08-10-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By danacf

If it's anything like my 1992 Merlin, I think...

If it's anything like my 1992 Merlin, I think you're stuck with square taper cranks, which are still available. Choices are limited, but I believe Sugino still makes a square taper crankset. As you...
Forum: Northeast
08-08-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By danacf

Route 9W would not be my first choice, but I...

Route 9W would not be my first choice, but I haven't ridden it on a bike. I've driven sections of it, but can't remember any reasons why I would drive it again, other than to get from point A to B. ...
Forum: Northeast
07-25-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By danacf

Vermont motorists are a cut above in the courtesy...

Vermont motorists are a cut above in the courtesy toward cyclists department. I recall only one "get of the road" incident in all the miles I've ridden there. If you're looking for a challenge...
Forum: Northeast
07-24-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By danacf

Check out http://www.vermontbikerides.net,...

Check out http://www.vermontbikerides.net, developed by the cycling friendly owners of the October Country Inn in nearby Bridgewater Corners, which by the way is a great place to stay.
Forum: Touring
07-06-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By danacf

If you have a lower, more aggressive riding...

If you have a lower, more aggressive riding style, as indicated by your love of the swallow, you may not be all that enamored with the regular B17. I found the B17 a little to wide for my liking. ...
06-24-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By danacf

According to the United States Postal Service...

According to the United States Postal Service website (usps.com), a 1 lb first class package ships to the UK for $10.76, 12 oz for $9.04. The Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Box (6 - 10...
06-23-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By danacf

I have a 1992 short cage 8sp Chorus I used for a...

I have a 1992 short cage 8sp Chorus I used for a few years (approx 11,000 miles). It's obviously used, but it's well made and am sure it would easily last another 10-15,000 miles. I'll give it to...
Forum: Touring
05-21-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,538
Posted By danacf

The struts on the rear fender can often be...

The struts on the rear fender can often be mounted directly to the rack with band clamps from the local hardware store. I mount the top fender fitting directly to my rack using two short bolts and a...
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By danacf

I would recommend going up the west side of the...

I would recommend going up the west side of the Hudson from Schuylerville on River Rd.
You have to climb out of the river valley to the Saratoga Battle Monument, but I think it is well worth it. ...
04-27-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By danacf

I have a1980 TA road triple - definitely 15mm. ...

I have a1980 TA road triple - definitely 15mm. My 6 point SK socket fits it, but there's not a lot of room.
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