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Posted By moleman76

Well, a pair of black racks now exists:...

Well, a pair of black racks now exists: https://rawlandcycles.com/collections/gear

If your bike doesn't have mid-form mounts, some nice P-clips (in black) would take care of that.

The original...
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Rawland's Stag, Soma's Grand Randonneur, and the...

Rawland's Stag, Soma's Grand Randonneur, and the Cycles Toussaint "Velo Routier" are all lower-cost routes into the world of 650b. Stag is frame only, the others can come as built-up bikes.
06-07-13, 07:43 PM
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Posted By moleman76

1971, 850-mile unsupported trip on a PX-10 with a...

1971, 850-mile unsupported trip on a PX-10 with a clamped-on Pletscher rack on the back and Gerry bike panniers on the rear -- a very voluminous pannier design. Fanny pack with strap wrapped around...
06-07-13, 07:32 PM
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Posted By moleman76

If you get Reelight, buy from your LBS. I bought...

If you get Reelight, buy from your LBS. I bought on-line and after the front, or the back, stopped working right, sent back for replacement. Seller didn't return a working pair to me. And, no, I...
06-07-13, 07:25 PM
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Posted By moleman76

You could search Bikely.com or the other...

You could search Bikely.com or the other user-generated sites for trips in this area.
Cascade Bicycle Club's site has a collection of ride suggestions, including ones from other Seattle touring...
05-24-13, 11:28 AM
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Posted By moleman76

Namida12 has a pretty good take on the ride,...

Namida12 has a pretty good take on the ride, coming from someone out of the area.

Always a good idea to have a light wind/rain jacket. Be prepared, be self-sufficient, don't rely on all the...
05-24-13, 10:46 AM
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Posted By moleman76

Pulsing (not dramatic blinking) taillights ?

I've seen a few bikes recently with a pulsing tail light display, as contrasted with the more normal bright flash-pause-bright flash look. That is, the light never goes all of the way off.
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Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-13, 10:37 AM
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Posted By moleman76

That's what I've gathered from the how-to links. ...

That's what I've gathered from the how-to links.

The frame is a Rawland Stag. Comes fully painted (the pre-shipping teaser/update photos show a small dull/shiny partial circle at the actual wheel...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-13, 06:47 PM
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Posted By moleman76

Polishing Stainless Steel Dropouts on a painted frame

Semi-rhetorical question:

How hard is it to polish stainless steel dropouts in a painted frame?

I'm about to get a frame which has stainless steel dropouts, but like the rest of the frame...
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Posted By moleman76

Time for a video camera with good low-light...

Time for a video camera with good low-light sensitivity and a "smile, you're on film" sign on your back. unbelievable
03-18-13, 11:15 PM
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Posted By moleman76

not my bike, and I probably couldn't afford the...

not my bike, and I probably couldn't afford the battery bill:
(thanks to YACF)
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03-18-13, 10:32 PM
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Posted By moleman76

You will have more time to take pictures if you...

You will have more time to take pictures if you can economize on time at the stops. For instance, if you pick up something to nibble on before you get in line for the porta-potties, you can eat...
02-10-13, 01:40 AM
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Posted By moleman76

Check out Bicycle Quarterly's August 2012 issue...

Check out Bicycle Quarterly's August 2012 issue where they did an extensive comparison of dynohubs.

As I read the charts and graphs, the SON and Shutter Precision units are within a whisker of...
10-17-12, 11:14 PM
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Posted By moleman76

In Washington, bicycles are vehicles.

In Washington, bicycles are vehicles.
10-12-12, 11:35 PM
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Posted By moleman76

For the bike, Add flexible tails on your...

For the bike,
Add flexible tails on your fenders. You don't need the pretty leather mudflaps; plastic milk jugs, or sections of rubber or vinyl "base" (used at the floor/wall joint in commercial...
10-12-12, 09:46 PM
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Posted By moleman76

Steveattle, Onyxaxe, et al -- Perhaps a better...

Steveattle, Onyxaxe, et al --
Perhaps a better course of action for you would be to begin contacting the distributors/manufacturers of blinkies and ask them to reduce the flashing rate voluntarily,...
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Posted By moleman76

Freewheel cone backed off, bearings lost, pawls...

Freewheel cone backed off, bearings lost, pawls didn't catch anymore -- found a long stick and "poled" my way back 10 miles or so.
Six or more flats one day on one wheel of my son's bike. Finally...
08-27-12, 12:53 AM
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Posted By moleman76

Miche has the advantage of being completely...

Miche has the advantage of being completely customizable for tooth counts. To do that, they use full, loose cogs (no spiders), so the weight will be more than it would be for a weight-optimized...
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Posted By moleman76

Check out the Noodles. If they came in a 25.4...

Check out the Noodles. If they came in a 25.4 size, all my olde steel bikes would have them. (Don't want to get into a lot of stem replacements).

The Noodle (my view) doesn't rise up quite as...
Forum: Touring
08-03-12, 01:13 AM
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Posted By moleman76

Consider: perhaps mid-May to mid-August; better...

Consider:
perhaps mid-May to mid-August; better chance of snow being gone from some of the higher passes, earlier in the ride.

Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Taos -Chama - Durango - Moab. Mesa Verde,...
08-02-12, 03:50 PM
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Posted By moleman76

Perhaps ride up the Smith River (from near...

Perhaps ride up the Smith River (from near Reedsport) to Eugene, and AMTRAK north from there? Store/securely the bikes in Portland, bus to Astoria to get your car and back to pick up the bikes?
07-22-12, 09:49 PM
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Posted By moleman76

The section from the summit down to Scenic (which...

The section from the summit down to Scenic (which takes you past Wellington / Tye) is gravel at least as far down as Wellington.

The section from just west of Scenic (at the interpretive site for...
07-19-12, 12:24 PM
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Posted By moleman76

I wonder at how many dollars worth of bicycles...

I wonder at how many dollars worth of bicycles make the ride !

Granted, the "It was in my garage and I like it" Peugeot UO-8's don't bump the average up, but there is an awful lot of carbon (ok,...
07-17-12, 03:54 PM
07-17-12, 03:52 PM
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Posted By moleman76

"Pirate" is a label given to those who ride the...

"Pirate" is a label given to those who ride the same route at the same time as an organized ride, without registering for the ride.

The roads are public, of course, and anyone can ride on them;...
07-12-12, 05:51 PM
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Posted By moleman76

Perhaps you could combine the two (thinking off...

Perhaps you could combine the two (thinking off the top of my head)

Ride to Bellingham, Chuckanut Drive to Burlington, east on Hwy 20 over the mountains. South past Lake Chelan, thru Wenatchee...
07-12-12, 05:34 PM
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Posted By moleman76

for instance, to get to Everett and thus to the...

for instance, to get to Everett and thus to the greater Snohomish River Valley, Sound Transit route 510 will take you to the Everett Station. During non-rush hours during the week, and on weekends,...
07-10-12, 06:35 PM
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Posted By moleman76

http://www.seattlebiketours.org/members/library.ht...

http://www.seattlebiketours.org/members/library.html will give you some links to maps and routes;
http://cascade.org/Community/maps_routes.cfm has a number of map sources. Check out Cascades'...
07-10-12, 06:22 PM
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Posted By moleman76

sure, be a pirate. but don't expect, if you can...

sure, be a pirate. but don't expect, if you can maintain any sort of speed over the road at all, that you won't start overtaking other riders in the first hour.

The roads are public, after all.
07-08-12, 12:38 AM
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Posted By moleman76

I'm not so sure that the east side of JBLM...

I'm not so sure that the east side of JBLM traffic is all that bad. Granted, I don't ride down there myself in the morning, but the really dense traffic in that area is on the I-5 side of things.
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Posted By moleman76

One advantage that the decaleur...

One advantage that the decaleur support/stabilizing approach has, over the leather straps-to-the-handlebar one, is that it leaves space for your fingers at the middle of the bars. Gives you one more...
07-06-12, 10:27 PM
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Posted By moleman76

Friday the 13th, a very auspicious day to begin...

Friday the 13th, a very auspicious day to begin your ride. Generally, along with being about the flattest way between Seattle and Portland, the STP route is mostly the rather-less-travelled by...
07-03-12, 06:33 PM
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Posted By moleman76

The Darrington-Arlington road, westbound, is not...

The Darrington-Arlington road, westbound, is not really that bad as far as traffic goes. Yes, there are motor vehicles, and parts don't have over-wide shoulders, but you will probably survive. Note...
06-25-12, 11:55 PM
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Posted By moleman76

well, the problem with having a car is that...

well, the problem with having a car is that you'll probably need to go back to the start to get it and drive back to the city -- defeats some of the transit - bike - transit trips.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-12, 11:43 PM
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Posted By moleman76

According to Bicycle Quarterly's wind tunnel...

According to Bicycle Quarterly's wind tunnel study, seat tube is more aero than downtube. Harder to reach, maybe, but more aero.

Stainless steel hose clamps are ugly. "Real" bottle cage clamps,...
06-19-12, 11:12 PM
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Posted By moleman76

A couple years back, rode the Arlington - Sedro -...

A couple years back, rode the Arlington - Sedro - Concrete - Darrington - Arlington loop on a Saturday in June. Two cars passed us between Arlington and east Mount Vernon. Fish jumping in Lake...
06-18-12, 12:46 PM
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Posted By moleman76

STP has some gorgeous parts, especially the...

STP has some gorgeous parts, especially the finish line. It looks really good after 204 miles.

Seriously, however, there are many rides closer to Seattle that would give you a great exposure to...
05-12-12, 11:51 PM
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Posted By moleman76

I don't think that fiberglassing flat sheets of...

I don't think that fiberglassing flat sheets of plywood will add much more than just extra weight. Glue (polyurethane from a caulking gun tube) and screw the sides to 1x boards to make the cases. ...
05-12-12, 11:47 PM
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Posted By moleman76

the thieves can be cited for failure to secure...

the thieves can be cited for failure to secure their load, too.
05-12-12, 11:39 PM
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Posted By moleman76

http://www.evergreentandemclub.org/ for all your...

http://www.evergreentandemclub.org/ for all your tandem needs

Cascade Bicycle Club is the B I G club here, claims more members than any other in the country, or something like that; several other...
05-10-12, 10:19 PM
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Posted By moleman76

I can buy into the "blinking red is harder to...

I can buy into the "blinking red is harder to judge distances", but I don't really care a lot if they can tell that I'm 200 or 300 yards away when they first catch sight of me.

I want them to...
Forum: Touring
05-08-12, 11:19 PM
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Views: 1,002
Posted By moleman76

Which of the routes are you taking? a southerly...

Which of the routes are you taking? a southerly one, based on the temperature rating on your sleeping bag?

a wool cap will help in the early morning, keep ears warmer if you have a cold day or...
Forum: Touring
05-08-12, 11:03 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By moleman76

http://www.campmor.com/coleman-economy-mess-kit.sh...

http://www.campmor.com/coleman-economy-mess-kit.shtml?source=CI&ci_sku=21222&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword** was one of the first pictures that came up in response to "Mess Kit" in the search box.
...
Forum: Touring
05-04-12, 10:04 PM
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Posted By moleman76

from the top down: Helmet cover Showers Pass...

from the top down:
Helmet cover
Showers Pass jacket
Rainlegs
Fenders, with flap on the front wheel.
The first 4 deal with the water from above, the fenders deal with what's on the road
Forum: Touring
05-04-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By moleman76

What do you think will be on your menu? What...

What do you think will be on your menu? What will your sources for carbs, protein, fat and water be? What do you like to eat? What stays down? Will you snack during the day, or make sandwiches to...
04-26-12, 12:27 AM
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Views: 1,562
Posted By moleman76

Just a bit north of downtown Tillamook, do stop...

Just a bit north of downtown Tillamook, do stop at the cheexe factory, enjoy an ice cream cone, and watch the bricks of cheese on the conveyors for a break.
For dining in Pacific City, try the...
04-25-12, 07:07 PM
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Posted By moleman76

for #2, it is common to use a bar-end type...

for #2, it is common to use a bar-end type control mounted in a handy place for the stoker to apply the drum brake as a "drag brake" for long descents. That way you can have separate controls for...
04-19-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,233
Posted By moleman76

In the next state to your south, WSDOT has been...

In the next state to your south, WSDOT has been busy cutting rumbles into the shoulders and along the centerlines of just about every road which has any history of accidents. The idea is that it...
04-02-12, 11:14 PM
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Views: 5,236
Posted By moleman76

www.foska.com (http://www.foska.com) - from the...

www.foska.com (http://www.foska.com) - from the UK, but prices are reasonable and there are many matching jerseys men/women/kids in their lineup
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Views: 4,276
Posted By moleman76

A real advantage to the small front rack /...

A real advantage to the small front rack / decaleur (or other stabilizer) approach is that the weight is supported from the forks; avoids the major floppy handlebar effect as Max-a-mill complained...
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