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Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,327
Posted By ironwood

How to save money? Start early. Don't waste...

How to save money? Start early. Don't waste money with unnecessary spending, such as an automobile. Buy low, sell high.
05-13-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By ironwood

I had washed and packed away my woolen underwear...

I had washed and packed away my woolen underwear not expecting to take them out until November, but , it's cold and I had to dig them out.
05-10-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,670
Posted By ironwood

Generally I use Proofhide but I used Nikwax on...

Generally I use Proofhide but I used Nikwax on one saddle when I didn't have anything else, and the saddle is fine. Obernauf's isn't that available around here, and Rivendell is at present out of it.
Forum: Touring
05-10-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By ironwood

There is no way to predict the weather for any...

There is no way to predict the weather for any week in August in New England. It can be blistering hot in the interior and cool on the immediate coast. If you are lucky, a cold front can come down...
05-05-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By ironwood

I don't know about a ride to school program, but...

I don't know about a ride to school program, but some schools have a "walking school bus" program where the kids walk in a group.
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,282
Posted By ironwood

How tall are you? I think small bikes look...

How tall are you? I think small bikes look better with 26" wheels and tall frames look better with 700c. In between 650B is just right. Other things to consider are toe clip overlap and bottom...
04-18-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By ironwood

I have a Zebrakenko that I purchased in 1977. The...

I have a Zebrakenko that I purchased in 1977. The lugwork is sloppy compared to other bikes, and has other imperfections. However it rides nicely and the frame is straight, and over the years has...
04-09-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By ironwood

You can do it, but a seven speed cassette would...

You can do it, but a seven speed cassette would probably be better.
04-06-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,090
Posted By ironwood

I thought it was the other way around. Women have...

I thought it was the other way around. Women have broader hips and a lower center of gravity. Many women have longer legs and a shorter torso than men of the same height. But this will vary in...
04-06-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By ironwood

None of these gadgets existed when I was younger,...

None of these gadgets existed when I was younger, and I don't see any need for them. A nice bike ride is a nice ride, so just enjoy the ride. Fitness will come if you ride enough.
Forum: Touring
04-06-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By ironwood

Being completely inactive for ten days might set...

Being completely inactive for ten days might set you back, but if you stay active by walking, running or taking a few long hikes, there shouldn't be any problem. In fact it might help to be off the...
04-01-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,533
Posted By ironwood

What brands do you care for?

What brands do you care for?
03-30-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,290
Posted By ironwood

If I ever get an e-bike, it will be the type...

If I ever get an e-bike, it will be the type with the motor hidden inside the bottom bracket. I wouldn't want to advertise the fact that I'm riding an e-bike.
03-30-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By ironwood

I think Flying Pigeon made over 500,000,000 bikes.

I think Flying Pigeon made over 500,000,000 bikes.
03-27-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By ironwood

Build a new wheel with the good hub. If the rim...

Build a new wheel with the good hub. If the rim is good use it, those spokes look a little old.
03-27-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 919
Posted By ironwood

There are lenses available to correct color...

There are lenses available to correct color blindness. Try Google. Also in my case, a pair of cheap yellow or orange eyeshields enabled me to pick out reds and green where before I saw something...
03-22-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By ironwood

It might snow tonight.

It might snow tonight.
03-08-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By ironwood

Dynamo lights are great, I have a Kasai dynamo,...

Dynamo lights are great, I have a Kasai dynamo, maybe I should have splurged for a SON, but so far so good.

Brazed on centerpulls are also great, I have the Grand Bois long reach Chouette model...
03-08-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,723
Posted By ironwood

Birmingham Small Arms, BSA, knew that long ago.

Birmingham Small Arms, BSA, knew that long ago.
03-05-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,261
Posted By ironwood

I know someone who rode his age when he was 83. ...

I know someone who rode his age when he was 83. A couple of minor injuries have slowed him down some, but he still rides at 87
02-25-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By ironwood

You might ask on the touring forum : some...

You might ask on the touring forum : some experienced tourers might not visit this forum. You can ask the moderator to move the thread
02-21-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By ironwood

There are platers in Rhode Island and...

There are platers in Rhode Island and Connecticut who have plated frames for builders. The Framebuilder's Forum might have more information.
02-21-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By ironwood

I think these taxes were imposed to raise...

I think these taxes were imposed to raise revenue. They hit people who depend on their automobiles to get to work or use their vehicle for work. They have no alternative. But it is a waste of time...
02-20-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By ironwood

Maybe something like Boeshield, which was...

Maybe something like Boeshield, which was developed to protect aircraft from corrosion would help. But don't get it on the brake track on the rims.
02-20-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,418
Posted By ironwood

And we have The Ride, to take us to scheduled...

And we have The Ride, to take us to scheduled medical appointments if we are disabled. This answers Machka's question. www.mbta.com/accessibility/the-ride .
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