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Forum: Touring
12-02-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,341
Posted By Thulsadoom

Beautiful, thanks for posting. What's the...

Beautiful, thanks for posting.

What's the gadget sticking up behind the bar bag?
Forum: Touring
12-01-14, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By Thulsadoom

I don't see as the Brooks and SA saddles are...

I don't see as the Brooks and SA saddles are really all that comparable. They are very different saddles.

I've tried 4 or 5 different models of Brooks saddles over the years and every one of them...
Forum: Touring
11-01-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By Thulsadoom

Selle Anatomica annual holiday $99 sale is on

I've been riding a Titanico X on my Trek 520 for about 8 months now and I'm sold. Great saddles. They are currently having a holiday sale and offering any saddle for $99. So, just in case you've been...
Forum: Touring
10-28-14, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,155
Posted By Thulsadoom

I thought that the Ultegra 6500 was a "mid cage"...

I thought that the Ultegra 6500 was a "mid cage" RD that was designed for double or triple cranks?

I have a 6500 on my Bianchi with a 52/42/30 and it works perfect. Stock RD.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Thulsadoom

What happened?

What happened?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Thulsadoom

(Nudge) I know somebody knows this........

(Nudge) I know somebody knows this........
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,637
Posted By Thulsadoom

According to my local bike shop "guru", who...

According to my local bike shop "guru", who obviously would love to sell me a new pair of shoes, yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By Thulsadoom

LOOK Pedal Float

I actually managed to break one of my old Look A5.1 pedals. I've always loved these pedals because they have lots of float and solved all the knee problems I used to have. I can get a set off Ebay...
Forum: Touring
10-17-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,909
Posted By Thulsadoom

Browsing this thread, I get the impression that...

Browsing this thread, I get the impression that the general concensus is that no one tours without a cell phone and internet access in this day and age. Not true. There are still a few dinosaurs out...
10-06-14, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By Thulsadoom

This is the first time I've ever heard of this...

This is the first time I've ever heard of this sort of problem. I've towed both a flatbed and a Nomad for many thousands of miles and never had this happen. I have my hitch mounted behind the head of...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By Thulsadoom

There is a gated booth at the bottom of the hill...

There is a gated booth at the bottom of the hill and you have to pay to drive up. The road up the mountain is pretty narrow. I tried to ride up about 10 years ago and was told that bicycles were not...
Forum: Touring
10-03-14, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,773
Posted By Thulsadoom

A crazy guy who deserves a medal for creating...

A crazy guy who deserves a medal for creating that site.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,366
Posted By Thulsadoom

I thought that the original purpose of a chamois...

I thought that the original purpose of a chamois was to cut down on the amount of chaffing from the old wool shorts.
Forum: Northeast
10-02-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By Thulsadoom

Are we talking trail or road cycling here? ...

Are we talking trail or road cycling here?

Last I knew you couldn't ride up the road during "business" hours, which I think was 8-4 or something like that. You could ride before or after.
09-25-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,287
Posted By Thulsadoom

Those of us that have been cycling for a heck of...

Those of us that have been cycling for a heck of a lot longer than that have been smelling pot from passing cars for, you know, ever.
09-23-14, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,110
Posted By Thulsadoom

I don't read where the op specified belt drive....

I don't read where the op specified belt drive....
Forum: Touring
09-18-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By Thulsadoom

Cool map, thanks.

Cool map, thanks.
09-17-14, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 397,585
Posted By Thulsadoom

That's beautiful. And far too clean......

That's beautiful. And far too clean......
Forum: Touring
09-15-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,175
Posted By Thulsadoom

There are people who tour the world on penny...

There are people who tour the world on penny farthings....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-14, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Thulsadoom

Ultegra shifter won't work when cold out

A cold front came through yesterday and I was out riding in mid-40s F. My Ultegra 9 speed STI rear derailleur shifter wouldn't work consistently. The shifter would move but not engage. I assume it...
09-09-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Thulsadoom

please....

please....
Forum: Touring
08-31-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By Thulsadoom

Hiding the bike is always good. Another...

Hiding the bike is always good.

Another good theft deterrent is to buy a can of my own brand of THULSADOOM'S ROAD GRIME, and rub it all over your bike and luggage. This is great stuff and makes...
Forum: Touring
08-26-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Thulsadoom

Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Touring
08-25-14, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Thulsadoom

Your idea for a converted kiddee trailer is a...

Your idea for a converted kiddee trailer is a good idea and lots of people have done it. Go to this thread in the utility cycling section for ideas.
...
Forum: Touring
08-02-14, 05:07 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,019
Posted By Thulsadoom

Ooooooh, aaaah. That's pretty sweet. I love the...

Ooooooh, aaaah. That's pretty sweet. I love the new brakes and the blacked out paint.

Needs fenders. Trek should come up with a genuine set of nice fenders.
07-27-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Thulsadoom

I ride a lot, moron. Never said it was my idea, I...

I ride a lot, moron. Never said it was my idea, I asked if anyone had ever heard of it.
07-27-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Thulsadoom

Rotating seatpost/saddle clamp?

Anyone ever heard of a seatpost/saddle clamp that is full time mutli-directional? Something like a ball and socket device that allows the saddle to yaw and pitch while riding, therefore constantly...
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,445
Posted By Thulsadoom

There's a thing. Nice to have something with a...

There's a thing. Nice to have something with a keyboard that is large enough that I can type on with all my fingers. I'm more long winded while writing journals and e-mails than I am in person.
Forum: Touring
07-25-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,445
Posted By Thulsadoom

Poll: How do you stay on-line on tour?

With technology ever advancing deeper and deeper into the information age, most of us are used to having internet access regularly. I'm posting a poll just to see how folks are staying on-line during...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,890
Posted By Thulsadoom

My Goodness, what is wrong with you people? 100...

My Goodness, what is wrong with you people? 100 miles? On a bicycle? At 61 years of age?

This man is obviously deranged and suffering from dementia. He should be spending his remaining few days...
07-19-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By Thulsadoom

I don't get it. What do you think is so weird?

I don't get it. What do you think is so weird?
07-17-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,746
Posted By Thulsadoom

My Nomad lost it's flag and pole within the first...

My Nomad lost it's flag and pole within the first few rides, I never found them. Just sayin, if you want to keep it, better find a way to anchor it in there. I would suggest just drilling a very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By Thulsadoom

Agreed. That was amazing.

Agreed. That was amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By Thulsadoom

What a friggin day....

65 miles into a century. I've got the hills and headwinds behind me and am looking forward to almost 35 miles of relatively flat riding with a tailwind to burn on home. It's been raining for most of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,647
Posted By Thulsadoom

Yet another try at "Is carbon faster?"

There's a lot of people who have steel or aluminum bikes that would like to know if they would be faster on a good cf bike. Most bike shops won't let you take a bike out for any substantial distance...
07-10-14, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,623
Posted By Thulsadoom

I don't believe that running and cycling compare...

I don't believe that running and cycling compare as well as you'd think. There's a lot more power involved in cycling, harder for the ladies.
07-09-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,623
Posted By Thulsadoom

I'm sure that when God decides to make a woman...

I'm sure that when God decides to make a woman who can hang with the pro peleton, any team would love to have her. Imagine the media attention. But it hasn't happened yet.
Forum: Touring
07-02-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,912
Posted By Thulsadoom

Your soft seat is almost certainly adding to your...

Your soft seat is almost certainly adding to your problem. When you sit on a saddle with lots of padding, your sit bones sink into the padding and squish it up into your perineum. This is bad.
...
06-25-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Thulsadoom

I wouldn't expect that it's a matter of the bike...

I wouldn't expect that it's a matter of the bike being heavier. The frontal knee pain usually indicates a seat that is a little too low, or you might be pushing harder on the forward part of the...
06-25-14, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Thulsadoom

Explain the knee pain, front, back, sides, what?

Explain the knee pain, front, back, sides, what?
Forum: Touring
06-23-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,341
Posted By Thulsadoom

Guess you can't be accused of being a...

Guess you can't be accused of being a weight-weenie!

What kind of pet do you have there?
06-22-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By Thulsadoom

Voodoo.

Voodoo.
06-22-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By Thulsadoom

I'm trying to make sure I understand correctly,...

I'm trying to make sure I understand correctly, you're saying that the tube audibly blew out inside the tire and that, upon inspection, there is no hole whatsoever in the tire? Was the tire still...
06-18-14, 05:19 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 277,570
Posted By Thulsadoom

Here's a couple of pics of my latest flatbed. ...

Here's a couple of pics of my latest flatbed.

-Bought a typical used kiddy trailer with probably less than 5 miles on it for $25 on craigslist.
-removed all canvas and repositioned a few braces...
Forum: Touring
06-15-14, 05:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,069
Posted By Thulsadoom

Why would a kickstand be useless on a touring...

Why would a kickstand be useless on a touring bike? I think the problem might have been the actual kickstand that you used. I can't think of a bike that needs a kickstand more than a loaded touring...
Forum: Touring
06-11-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Thulsadoom

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Touring
06-11-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Thulsadoom

Sounds like you're all set then. Good...

Sounds like you're all set then. Good luck!:innocent:
Forum: Touring
06-11-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Thulsadoom

You're talking 75-80 miles a day for a month...

You're talking 75-80 miles a day for a month straight, on a single speed beach cruiser. You must be in great physical condition.

I'd suggest a tent instead of a poncho.
Forum: Touring
06-10-14, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,591
Posted By Thulsadoom

I've had my loaded Nomad up in the 40s many...

I've had my loaded Nomad up in the 40s many times. It's no big deal. It has a very low center of gravity and tracks just fine, very stable. Don't think I've ever hit 50.
Forum: Touring
05-30-14, 05:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,061
Posted By Thulsadoom

384014 Very common in the south western US.

384014

Very common in the south western US.
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