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Forum: Touring
04-10-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By BeerBiker

Southern Utah

I'm looking for a Southern Utah route, preferably a loop, that could be done in a week's time, roughly 4-500 miles. Not afraid of some climbing, but would like to stick to reasonably safe roads. ...
12-22-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,537
Posted By BeerBiker

Do not come to Southern California. Nobody eats...

Do not come to Southern California. Nobody eats in restaurants, either. Not since that whole Ron Goldman/OJ thing, anyway. Except maybe at the aforementioned Bun Boy. That's a happening place. ...
12-22-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,537
Posted By BeerBiker

Do not come to California. There's wild fires,...

Do not come to California. There's wild fires, earthquakes, wind, no seasons, bad traffic, bad drivers, too hot, too cold, nobody speaks English and people ride bikes on the sidewalk. Stay away.......
12-18-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By BeerBiker

+1 Out our way, the snow got way down in...

+1

Out our way, the snow got way down in the foothills. Looks like Devore may have gotten some.

Mark
12-18-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 2,017,595
Posted By BeerBiker

My name is Mark and I live in Redlands. I ride...

My name is Mark and I live in Redlands. I ride mostly in the IE, cycle commute to North Rialto two to three times/week. I ride with Redlands Water Bottle Transit Company (RWBTC) on the weekends. ...
12-18-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By BeerBiker

Agreed, it's not a real common occurence. I've...

Agreed, it's not a real common occurence. I've never had anybody run into me, but have had them do unexpected crap when in front of me. Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!

Mark
12-17-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By BeerBiker

I got that and many people agreed they were...

I got that and many people agreed they were uncomfortable with wheel suckers. To each his, or her own, I guess. I'd rather have a stranger behind me than in front of me.

Mark
12-17-08, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By BeerBiker

Such a mixed bag of reactions to somebody sucking...

Such a mixed bag of reactions to somebody sucking your wheel!

I really don't care if somebody jumps on my wheel. I can deal and I'll be polite. I'll point crap out and do all the things I would...
Forum: Recumbent
10-27-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,222
Posted By BeerBiker

Not too bad looking. My immediate comment would...

Not too bad looking. My immediate comment would be no suspension = bad thing. With FWD, you really want to keep that front tire sticking to the road and suspension plays a big part in that. I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By BeerBiker

I've done the 60 mile RT commute before and I...

I've done the 60 mile RT commute before and I agree it's pretty hardcore. My current commute is 40 miles RT. I am on the comeback trail after a couple years of laziness and I can do the trip twice...
Forum: Recumbent
05-02-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,120
Posted By BeerBiker

I barely pay attention, anymore, but the roadies...

I barely pay attention, anymore, but the roadies I ride with take notice. I ride a Cruzbike Silvio, so it's different looking than most "ordinary" recumbents and I have heard a few people correctly...
05-01-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,728
Posted By BeerBiker

Just say "no" to pasteurized beer! :) I'd be...

Just say "no" to pasteurized beer! :)

I'd be interested in reading more about the soy/estrogen thing. I don't care for milk and prefer silk, but might switch to almond if the argument against soy...
08-14-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,727
Posted By BeerBiker

The reason your mtb doesn't break spokes as bad...

The reason your mtb doesn't break spokes as bad is because it's a 26" wheel. Lower stress on the spokes. You need more spokes to spread out the load because of your weight. I've been riding a...
08-12-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 22,085
Posted By BeerBiker

I went to the swap meet and bought a decent...

I went to the swap meet and bought a decent quality combination end wrench. I hacksawed the open end off and ground/filed down the end until it's baby-butt smooth. It looks like it was made that...
08-11-07, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By BeerBiker

I have the same stem on my fixie. Looks nice,...

I have the same stem on my fixie. Looks nice, I'd say you did OK.

Mark
08-10-07, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By BeerBiker

I laughed so hard, I farted just a little. ...

I laughed so hard, I farted just a little.

Mark
08-08-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 98,694
Posted By BeerBiker

I'm not emo. I'm old.

I'm not emo. I'm old.
08-08-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By BeerBiker

One of my LBS is a frame builder. He's built...

One of my LBS is a frame builder. He's built fixed gear frames and ridden them. He carries cogs, lockrings and stuff like that, but he's been known to try and talk people out of building fixies. I...
08-08-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 98,694
Posted By BeerBiker

On one of my bikes: ...

On one of my bikes:
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e163/BeerBiker/cycling/IMG_1243resize.jpg

On a Recent trip to Springfield:...
08-08-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,120
Posted By BeerBiker

This is happening way too much. We've had at...

This is happening way too much. We've had at least two people in our little bike club get hit this summer. One guy got hit for the second time within a year at exactly the same spot. People need...
08-07-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 8,275
Posted By BeerBiker

I do. Mark

I do.

Mark
08-07-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By BeerBiker

Well, maybe I would be better to say "more...

Well, maybe I would be better to say "more touring-like geometry" mostly going by the length of the chainstays. Bikes geared toward touring usually have a longer wheelbase for pannier clearance and...
08-07-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By BeerBiker

The Raleigh is a touring frame, which means...

The Raleigh is a touring frame, which means longer wheelbase, plusher ride. It looks big, though. like a 58 cm, if not bigger. Either would work for what you're doing.

Mark
08-07-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By BeerBiker

Some cheapo cranksets you cannot take the big...

Some cheapo cranksets you cannot take the big ring off. I converted one such bike. You can leave it as is, run the chain on the inside ring and get the correct sprocket to get your desired gear...
08-07-07, 09:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,235
Posted By BeerBiker

I'm turning 47 in October. I've ridden fixies...

I'm turning 47 in October. I've ridden fixies off and on for several years. Run a brake and you'll be fine.

Story for you..

A geezer rolls up to the passenger window of a brand new Corvette...
08-07-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By BeerBiker

I've noticed where the SS/FG rage has driven the...

I've noticed where the SS/FG rage has driven the price of old road bikes way up. IF you can find a $20 conversion bike, it'll be a heavy old Schwinn. Used to be able to pick them up for $5-$10 at...
08-06-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By BeerBiker

I use them. I hate bottles because they get warm...

I use them. I hate bottles because they get warm in no time flat and taste terrible after that. Camelbacks stay cool for hours, even on the hottest day if you add lots of ice.

Mark
08-06-07, 02:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,685
Posted By BeerBiker

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1244/736208528_a655...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1244/736208528_a655041f38_o.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/jalex/girl_riding_bicycle.jpg

Similar bike setups, different girls, still enough to make you...
08-06-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,187
Posted By BeerBiker

I have said addiction to all kinds of bikes...

I have said addiction to all kinds of bikes including recumbents. Great fun, don't hate on 'em until you've ridden one. So yes, I agree with the original notion that many, if not most of us...
08-06-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By BeerBiker

42-16 or 42-17 or comparable is the best all...

42-16 or 42-17 or comparable is the best all around gearing for this type of bike.

You should be able to find a decent quality crank at a bike shop, or just about anywhere for not too much...
08-03-07, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By BeerBiker

I think it's a very nice looking ride, great job....

I think it's a very nice looking ride, great job. I was thrown by the rear brake and left brake lever, but I've set up a front brake with a right brake lever on a fixie, so I'm OK with it. Nice...
07-23-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By BeerBiker

In other words, Neccros isn't going to give up...

In other words, Neccros isn't going to give up his source for good, used schwag!:D I agree, though, shops usually only will let you scrounge through their used stuff if you are a trusted friend. ...
07-23-07, 10:17 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,085
Posted By BeerBiker

I like to support my LBS as much as the next guy....

I like to support my LBS as much as the next guy. However, I have paid good money for hack repairs and or repairs that were easily done if you know how. At some point, I made the decision to invest...
07-23-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By BeerBiker

You beat me to that one. I carry a few wraps of...

You beat me to that one. I carry a few wraps of duct tape wrapped around my patch kit box. It has meant the difference between riding and walking several times. Also, use the colth Velox rim tape....
07-21-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By BeerBiker

I'm a longtime Camelbak user. The biggest thing...

I'm a longtime Camelbak user. The biggest thing for me is the insulating factor. Even the very best Polar bottles do NOT compare to Camelbaks for keeping water cool and drinkable. I agree that...
07-17-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By BeerBiker

Do the Kent, like I suggested. Most, if not all...

Do the Kent, like I suggested. Most, if not all the parts you have to buy for this project will transfer over when you find you a better ride to convert. In the meantime, you will be riding on the...
07-17-07, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By BeerBiker

The schwinn looks like you could run 700c's on it...

The schwinn looks like you could run 700c's on it pretty easy. Those are some looooong reach brake calipers on there. But.... The one piece crank is going to be a limiting factor for you.

If...
07-16-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,484,589
Posted By BeerBiker

I heard pink was the new black. Or sumpn like...

I heard pink was the new black. Or sumpn like that.
07-13-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By BeerBiker

Boy, talk about opening a can of worms with that...

Boy, talk about opening a can of worms with that helmet. I can see a long list of accessories for the accessory.

Blue tooth
mp3
gps with heads up display
replaceable colored lenses...
07-12-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,527
Posted By BeerBiker

A few years ago, I came across a stack of cold...

A few years ago, I came across a stack of cold pill bottles. There were hundreds of them, all with the bottom cut out. Gee, I wonder what they doing with those? Along this same road I used to come...
07-12-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By BeerBiker

Yeah and the other thing is, in order to...

Yeah and the other thing is, in order to accomodate golf carts, they would have to widen the street barriers, which would then be wide enough for small cars, quads and such. It would be a madhouse...
07-11-07, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By BeerBiker

As I understand it, there has been no "official"...

As I understand it, there has been no "official" proposal except from a constituent to a county supervisor. They are doing a feasibility study to see if it warrants an official proposal. I know of...
07-11-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By BeerBiker

I'm guessing they're talking about all of Orange...

I'm guessing they're talking about all of Orange County. I don't think they can do it, but if enough cyclists chime in, maybe they won't even give it a thought.

I've heard that the claim is the...
07-11-07, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By BeerBiker

SART to become fogey gof cart trail?

It seems that Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach's office is currently doing a feasibility study to see if they should propose converting the SART to a senior citizen golf cart path, or some such...
07-11-07, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,602
Posted By BeerBiker

Kudos...... That's really pretty sage advice. ...

Kudos...... That's really pretty sage advice.

Mark
07-11-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,541
Posted By BeerBiker

I built my first fixed gear as a training tool...

I built my first fixed gear as a training tool and because Sheldon said it was cool. I found that a half hour ride on the fixed was like doing fifty miles on my road bike, work wise. The thing that...
07-11-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By BeerBiker

Do they still sell those solid rubber tires at...

Do they still sell those solid rubber tires at wal mart? ;)
07-10-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,314
Posted By BeerBiker

I bought a pair of the Weinman/Formula wheelsets...

I bought a pair of the Weinman/Formula wheelsets off e-bay and they are really nice. I also bought a pair of Vuelta wheels that came with sealed bearing hubs, rim tape, tires, tubes, cog and...
07-10-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By BeerBiker

I won't run on the streets without a brake. Not...

I won't run on the streets without a brake. Not just for the safety aspect, either, but for the cheapness factor. Tires are too expensive and wear out too quickly as it is. I try not to use the...
07-09-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,602
Posted By BeerBiker

I usually just break a little wind. Mark

I usually just break a little wind.

Mark
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