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Forum: Commuting
07-22-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By Aunt Roady

Hey, Tacoma-ites! Want to rent your bike out for $50!?

I am flying in to Tacoma, WA next week and need a women's medium comfort bike or hybrid. This is for a video. It will be ridden, but only as part of a shoot. Just need it for one day: Tuesday, July...
Forum: Touring
05-20-14, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,960
Posted By Aunt Roady

I own an AWOL (Sora components). I actually had a...

I own an AWOL (Sora components). I actually had a Salsa Fargo 2, and happened to test ride the AWOL when it came in. It instantly felt like the bike I had been looking for. Just enough more...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,418
Posted By Aunt Roady

+1 for the Light and Motion VIS 360+. I bought it...

+1 for the Light and Motion VIS 360+. I bought it for the taillight, but have twice used it as my only headlight when my Nightrider ran out of juice. the price is high, but has proven totally worth...
03-13-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Aunt Roady

Thanks everyone. More force applied, clamps...

Thanks everyone. More force applied, clamps unstuck and readjusted (with a light coating of grease). Yay BikeForums!
03-13-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Aunt Roady

Frozen Saddle Angle Adjustment

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I have recently purchased a used bike and planned to replace the saddle with a Brooks. When I removed the previous saddle I was surprised that there is only one bolt. I'm used to saddle...
Forum: Touring
03-08-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,438
Posted By Aunt Roady

Dengidog: although it flies somewhat in the face...

Dengidog: although it flies somewhat in the face of standard recommendations around here, I highly recommend linen if you want a long sleeve shirt. It will dry as fast as poly, doesn't stick to you,...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,369
Posted By Aunt Roady

Well okay then. As of the beginning of this year...

Well okay then. As of the beginning of this year it's legal in illinois. Good find.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,369
Posted By Aunt Roady

What I'm trying to understand is why this is...

What I'm trying to understand is why this is treated as an opinion. It's law, purely and simply: "When riding your bicycle on Illinois roadways, you must obey the same traffic laws, signs and signals...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,369
Posted By Aunt Roady

I don't know how to have this discussion in a way...

I don't know how to have this discussion in a way that avoids ad hominem and actually moves us forward. But I would like to.
I'm 57 years old and have been cycling the streets for as long as I can...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,369
Posted By Aunt Roady

Am I not understanding something here? Cutting...

Am I not understanding something here? Cutting between two lanes of cars to get to the front of the left turn lane is illegal in my state (Illinois), incredibly rude to drivers and entirely unsafe....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 755
Posted By Aunt Roady

Best Social Media for Organizing Casual Rides

I'm part of a club that has always had weekly casual rides. And by that I mean they are somewhat subject to weather conditions, availability of people, holidays, etc. We have been contacting members...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 10,978
Posted By Aunt Roady

Everyone works differently, but my suggestion is...

Everyone works differently, but my suggestion is to try and build a job-seeking process that allows for plenty of riding. Riding is a good thing to do after making a daily round of follow-up calls,...
01-05-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,059
Posted By Aunt Roady

I realize the OP said no to a fat bike, but it...

I realize the OP said no to a fat bike, but it wasn't a totally firm no . . . I find that my Moonlander is brilliant at riding the rutted, frozen MUP that I frequent. The rut edges provide enough...
12-16-13, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,391
Posted By Aunt Roady

This latest snow was different, or at least the...

This latest snow was different, or at least the version of it that fell in central Illinois. The starting temps were so high that there was a layer of moist snowy slush on the pavement, and we...
Forum: Touring
12-09-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Aunt Roady

I have the Alp-X and love them for errands and...

I have the Alp-X and love them for errands and touring. I sometimes forget they're clipless after a short while walking in them. I've had mine all season (nine months, I believe?) with no durability...
Forum: Touring
12-05-13, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By Aunt Roady

Underground Railway route is a very intriguing...

Underground Railway route is a very intriguing idea. I think I may have flip-flopped 180 degrees. As I looked into train access and airfare costs this last minute trip seemed less and less appealing....
Forum: Touring
12-03-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By Aunt Roady

Thanks for the help everyone! As always, I am...

Thanks for the help everyone! As always, I am amazed at the power of this resource.
Forum: Touring
12-02-13, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By Aunt Roady

Thanks Tarwheel. I confess I was ignorant of how...

Thanks Tarwheel. I confess I was ignorant of how low the temps got in the South. As I'm doing more research I'm amazed, and you're confirming what I'm reading. My father lives in Plant City, FL and...
Forum: Touring
12-02-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By Aunt Roady

Looking for a warmish one week tour route in the southern US

I realize I'm probably being lazy, but I just learned that I'll have Christmas through New Year's free. I want to ride! My native Illinois is inhospitable to touring more than a day or two, so I want...
11-16-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By Aunt Roady

I ride year 'round, every day. Last winter I...

I ride year 'round, every day. Last winter I wanted to wear fingered gloves all through the season and found a pair of Marmot ski gloves. $60 at Dicks. I found them to work very well. I never...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,112
Posted By Aunt Roady

Since no one has mentioned Gore Bike I will. I...

Since no one has mentioned Gore Bike I will. I have reluctantly reached the conclusion that you get what you pay for in bike clothing, at least when it comes to breathability. I have a J&G jacket, a...
09-22-13, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,781
Posted By Aunt Roady

I know this is an impolite question but I'm...

I know this is an impolite question but I'm genuinely curious: can I ask how much the coach cost and how did you find him/her? This all sounds intriguing to me. Thanks in advance if you're...
09-18-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,094
Posted By Aunt Roady

Everyone is different in their tolerance to cold....

Everyone is different in their tolerance to cold. I, too, hate cold ears. I use three levels of protection. Below 55 degrees F. I wear a microfiber headband that stops wind. Below 45 degrees I use a...
07-30-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,481
Posted By Aunt Roady

Actually I do have PN, but it's in my hands, not...

Actually I do have PN, but it's in my hands, not my feet! However, I do have some recommendations for your feet. I highly recommend Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift II shoes. I ride them clipped to Shimano...
Forum: Touring
07-13-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By Aunt Roady

Kebbs — in a word: yes, you can tour on your...

Kebbs — in a word: yes, you can tour on your Zipp.
Much of what is discussed (ad nauseam) on this forum are ways to refine elements to the nth degree for maximum efficiency or comfort or whatever...
06-26-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Aunt Roady

My experience with a Cane Creek Thudbuster was...

My experience with a Cane Creek Thudbuster was negative. I think they are well-made and the theory makes sense, but I ended up selling mine. I found that the suspension "bounce" was jarring. If...
06-02-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By Aunt Roady

[makes note never to bum a gel off of Looigi . ....

[makes note never to bum a gel off of Looigi . . .]
05-01-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By Aunt Roady

Kehomer — interesting note about the heavy metal...

Kehomer — interesting note about the heavy metal poisoning. My skin has become extremely sensitive to all alloyed metals in the past 20 years. I can wear titanium, but no stainless (I have a lovely...
04-25-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By Aunt Roady

Thanks for the replies, everyone. It's good to...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. It's good to know others have experienced this and found ways to cope. CF bars are a good idea (love an excuse to buy something cool!). bwilli88 — that "hands going...
04-24-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By Aunt Roady

Peripheral Neuropathy, anyone?

I have been experiencing an annoying but not painful tingling and numbness in both hands for the past month. I finally saw my physician today, who informed me that it was peripheral neuropathy, most...
03-20-13, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,349
Posted By Aunt Roady

This could be the funniest comment I've ever read...

This could be the funniest comment I've ever read on BF!
01-30-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,263
Posted By Aunt Roady

I second that emotion on the Bilenky! Prettiest...

I second that emotion on the Bilenky! Prettiest tandem I've ever seen.
12-26-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,557
Posted By Aunt Roady

I have to speak up in defense of seemingly...

I have to speak up in defense of seemingly unfriendly cyclists.

For years people have told me they saw me on my bike and honked, and were miffed when I didn't wave back.
I'm sure they're right,...
Forum: Touring
10-09-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Aunt Roady

I knew there would be answers! Thanks for the...

I knew there would be answers! Thanks for the info.
Forum: Touring
10-09-12, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Aunt Roady

The Devil is in the Details

I am new to touring. I've completed three local overnights to test gear. So far, I have loved the entire experience. This site has been extremely helpful in preparing. Now I must return to the fount...
09-14-12, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Aunt Roady

If you haven't seen the movie "fat sick and...

If you haven't seen the movie "fat sick and nearly dead" you might find it interesting. Hard-core juicing.

My solution to the nasty taste of kale juice is to run apples, oranges and pineapple...
09-14-12, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Aunt Roady

Hey Springfield, I live in Bloomington — so I'm...

Hey Springfield, I live in Bloomington — so I'm familiar with the weather!
Two recommendations.
Sierra Trading Post is usually a good bargain and they have a Columbia 3XL vest:...
05-20-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Aunt Roady

Crazy Crank Clank

I am being driven mad by a mysterious clanking noise on a Trek FX 7.7. It seems to be emanating from the left crank, though with an aluminum frame it's always a little difficult to pinpoint. The...
05-13-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Aunt Roady

Clever solution, Beast. So what is the...

Clever solution, Beast.

So what is the black toolbox-looking thing with the Trek logo behind your saddle?
05-10-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By Aunt Roady

Now that you've said that, I suppose you could...

Now that you've said that, I suppose you could mount the front hub directly to that rear most crossbar on the Transport using u-bolts. No need to mount the wooden platform. The only thing I would...
05-10-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Aunt Roady

Lake makes wide cycling shoes. Their website is...

Lake makes wide cycling shoes. Their website is less than wonderful, but I've also found them through on-line cycling shops.
http://www.lakecycling.com
05-09-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,609
Posted By Aunt Roady

Here's my solution for my Trek Transport. I tried...

Here's my solution for my Trek Transport. I tried the Yakima Blockhead, but doesn't allow the fork to rotate for going over bumps. But bolting on an actual hub, the towed bike can go up or down...
05-04-12, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By Aunt Roady

That seems to be the Achilles Heel for the...

That seems to be the Achilles Heel for the Transport. Speculation is that Trek didn't want to deal with the liability issues, so made no provisions to mount a PeaPod or any other people carrier....
05-03-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By Aunt Roady

Whoa. Well, I can see that happening. Good to...

Whoa. Well, I can see that happening. Good to know and thanks for the heads up.
Do you . . . um, do a lot of these big bumps on your Transport? :)
05-02-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,561
Posted By Aunt Roady

I'm going to assume you mean Gizmodo, not Gawker?...

I'm going to assume you mean Gizmodo, not Gawker? Gawker is a whole other kind of site.

Your attitude is puzzling to me, and I see it a lot on the bike forums. I'm new here, so maybe you can...
04-30-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,561
Posted By Aunt Roady

I have had my cargo bike (a Trek Transport named...

I have had my cargo bike (a Trek Transport named Clutch Cargo) less than two weeks. I'm amazed at how much attention it attracts. Happy attention, no less. People have talked to me more on this bike...
04-30-12, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By Aunt Roady

For what it's worth, I ordered the second...

For what it's worth, I ordered the second pannier. I respect BeastRider's advice, but I just felt that the second bag would solve the balance problem. It did. I put it on last Thursday and I keep my...
04-29-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Aunt Roady

The goose is dead. Long live the goose!247395

The goose is dead. Long live the goose!247395
04-29-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Aunt Roady

Zen Days

I'm curious if others experience this. I notice that there are occasional days when cycling is pure pleasure. The bike seems smoother, my riding seems effortless and my body seems happy to provide...
04-27-12, 04:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,543
Posted By Aunt Roady

I ended up with a Trek Transport this past...

I ended up with a Trek Transport this past weekend. I like Big Dummies and I like Surly, but I found the Transport on sale and couldn't resist. I've ridden it every day since I rode it home, and I...
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