Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: honcho
Showing results 1 to 50 of 155
Search took 0.02 seconds.
02-16-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By honcho

How cheap is cheap? They'd have to be less than...

How cheap is cheap? They'd have to be less than $10 US each delivered to me for me even to consider a run-of-the-mill NOS (New Old Stock) tire. I say that because in common sizes, it's pretty easy...
08-04-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,202
Posted By honcho

Round, True, Smooth Bearings, Tires that hold...

Round, True, Smooth Bearings, Tires that hold air, Rim surface suitable for brake pads or a True rotor.
08-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,118
Posted By honcho

Why do you care if you're a luddite? You're old...

Why do you care if you're a luddite? You're old (enough) and if you're reasonably content with what you do, what you have, then just enjoy the ride(s). If you're not content with your cycling life...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By honcho

Here are some more pictures that may illustrate...

Here are some more pictures that may illustrate the situation better. Then again, hard to capture what is or what is not going on when the clamp is closed.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By honcho

Thank you but we're ahead of you with regard to...

Thank you but we're ahead of you with regard to checking the manual. No help either in the manual you liked to, as our Halfway is the original, not the "new."

After taking another look, the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By honcho

Thank you for your comment but I suspect there's...

Thank you for your comment but I suspect there's a purpose for that hole and we need a Giant Halfway owner to tell us if there's anything in their bike's locking mechanism.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By honcho

Looking for Giant Halfway owners to verify something

We have a Giant Halfway that the hinge lock comes undone while riding. Of course, this is unacceptable. The one Giant dealer we visited was clueless about the bike. Upon inspection, it appears there...
Forum: Foo
02-26-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By honcho

Bikes, Road Rage, Guns, Revenge, Violence, Fiction

I ran across the story of Spike Bike many moons ago and perhaps many are not familiar with the dystopian future of 1998 or the Bicycle Act of 1992 where bicycles and bicyclists are fair game but one...
02-25-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By honcho

If your bike case is at or less than the maximum...

If your bike case is at or less than the maximum allowable dimensions and weight for a suitcase, it's a suitcase. Only if it exceeds those dimensions should you concern yourself with bike rules. ...
02-24-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,145
Posted By honcho

Hmmm, I've been thinking about cycling friendly...

Hmmm, I've been thinking about cycling friendly communities from a slightly different viewpoint. I'd like to be able to access many/most of dail needs by cycling (and walking) in addition to having...
02-17-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,770
Posted By honcho

Around where I am, riders that I see on the...

Around where I am, riders that I see on the sidewalk tend to be immigrants and the occasional youthful rider. Faster moving and better equipped (lighting, etc...) cyclists take their chances on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 46,788
Posted By honcho

After seeing this thread, I looked at the...

After seeing this thread, I looked at the Wikipedia entry for Bike Friday and saw that the founder of Green Gear/Bike Friday was also involved in the founding of the Burley Cooperative. Burley made...
02-13-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,000
Posted By honcho

Nice job, looks just like a rear rack with a...

Nice job, looks just like a rear rack with a single side pannier Each of us wants what we want but I don't particularly understand wanting to look like an unladen road cyclist on the way to work...
02-12-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By honcho

As I nose about looking at interesting bikes for...

As I nose about looking at interesting bikes for sale, I routinely come across bike that weren't cheap new and look like they haven't been ridden 2 times. Similar to signing up for a gym membership...
02-12-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By honcho

A place like Ray's only works with access to...

A place like Ray's only works with access to affordable real estate. We need more indoor and outdoor cycling venues for bmx, mtb and track cycling, not to mention just generally more infrastructure...
02-11-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,402
Posted By honcho

Tandems are often used by stronger and more...

Tandems are often used by stronger and more enthusiastic cyclists to bring/pull/drag their partners along. As your experience shows, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It's unfortunate...
02-07-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,747
Posted By honcho

For a 3 plus hour ride, my experience with the...

For a 3 plus hour ride, my experience with the Polar bottles and the Camelbak Podium Ice bottles is that they're hardly worth the effort unless they've been frozen solid during summertime temps in...
02-07-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,402
Posted By honcho

Yes, it's very typical to see mixed gender teams...

Yes, it's very typical to see mixed gender teams with the male up front. From our experience it seems to make sense for the heavier (and perhaps stronger) rider up front as it takes some strength...
02-07-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,402
Posted By honcho

We have a Hase Pino tandem. It's configured a bit...

We have a Hase Pino tandem. It's configured a bit different than a traditional tandem. The captain with steering, shifting and braking control, is in an upright position in the rear while the stoker...
01-26-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By honcho

1989 we were living in SW Oklahoma and...

1989 we were living in SW Oklahoma and occasionally traveled to the big city of Wichita Falls. Whenever we'd see a lone cyclist on the road we'd joke that the cyclist was still trying to finish up...
01-23-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,453
Posted By honcho

If you're healthy enough to ride without...

If you're healthy enough to ride without assistance and you don't have some other requirement that an e-bike would help meet like avoiding arriving at work sweaty after commuting by bike, then my two...
01-21-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By honcho

without inspecting the fracture(s), hard to say...

without inspecting the fracture(s), hard to say if the pedal had a manufacturing defect of some sort that initiated / accelerated the failure. Stamped and bent aluminum in an inexpensive consumer...
01-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By honcho

I don't understand the calculations behind it...

I don't understand the calculations behind it all, but I suspect it will compensate for the extra weight just fine. Based on my casual perusal of reviews, the different types of bicycle power...
01-09-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By honcho

For riding in a more upright position or on a...

For riding in a more upright position or on a recumbent I've found the coated waterproof inexpensive rain pants work pretty well. I have some from Sierra Designs and another pair from Cabelas. On a...
01-07-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,925
Posted By honcho

Define reasonable. Is this your first tandem...

Define reasonable.

Is this your first tandem for you and your riding partner? If so, I'd heartily recommend a used tandem for your first bike just to make sure that tandem riding is an activity...
01-03-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,955
Posted By honcho

We have a Hase Pino which has, as a standard...

We have a Hase Pino which has, as a standard feature, independent pedaling for the stoker (who is up front in the recumbent position). The front crank is completely conventional tandem style with...
01-01-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By honcho

The day didn't start too great. I tripped moving...

The day didn't start too great. I tripped moving the tandem out of the shed, tearing some comfortable jeans and scraping my knee. However, that didn't stop us from a pleasant 26.8 mile ride in...
12-31-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By honcho

What pressure are you using in your rear tire and...

What pressure are you using in your rear tire and how many miles / km are you riding? I would recommend Schwalbe Marathon Mondial but they are not available in 20" (406mm) Other than the...
12-19-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,963
Posted By honcho

Reading this thread, I recalled an incident in...

Reading this thread, I recalled an incident in Virginia on the Washington & Old Dominion trail several years ago where a cyclist hit a pedestrian and the pedestrian died. Searching on google, I...
12-11-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By honcho

I'll echo other respondents that 4 or more bikes...

I'll echo other respondents that 4 or more bikes on a typical sedan trailer hitch is too many. You'll be dragging the rack going up and down ramps. As for a trunk rack, I don't think anyone makes...
12-03-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,133
Posted By honcho

I try to follow the rules and expect others...

I try to follow the rules and expect others (cyclists and cagers) to do the same. Unfortunately, it seems few know the rules and even fewer follow them. My cycling partner and I disagree about...
11-15-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,976
Posted By honcho

On our tandem, we have used a noodle locally on...

On our tandem, we have used a noodle locally on road and on tour in Alaska and Oregon. I agree it looks ridiculous. It does seem to have a positive effect in getting vehicles to give us a bit more...
11-12-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By honcho

How much stuff are you carrying? 2 panniers...

How much stuff are you carrying? 2 panniers worth, 4? Lots of lightweight nylon duffel bags available that will fold up compactly. Eagle Creeek makes a variety of bags that may meet your...
10-29-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,738
Posted By honcho

There are a couple of different spd power meters...

There are a couple of different spd power meters supposedly in the works and, yes, the IQ2 is one of them.
10-27-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,738
Posted By honcho

I'm still waiting for power meter pedals usable...

I'm still waiting for power meter pedals usable with mountain style spd cleats so I can put two sets on our tandem to figure out our individual contributions. Supposedly, such pedals are coming...
10-27-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By honcho

As far as "feeling" a difference between various...

As far as "feeling" a difference between various brand and models of hubs properly adjusted where all other aspects of the bike were the same, my guess is this would be pretty hard even between...
10-24-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 20,674
Posted By honcho

modified e-bike on roadway going 30mph is, in my...

modified e-bike on roadway going 30mph is, in my view, not that big a deal. It may violate the local e-bike rules but since there's little enforcement, the risk of penalty is very low. However,...
10-20-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,082
Posted By honcho

You didn't get that it's not about making...

You didn't get that it's not about making something work by mixing and matching. It's about a complete high end Campy group for touring / trekking made by Italian (Romanian) elves at their bling...
10-19-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,082
Posted By honcho

Don't mix function, need and money together. Many...

Don't mix function, need and money together. Many people buy Campagnolo because it's Campagnolo. They don't need Super Record, rather, they want Super Record and have the money to spend. My...
10-19-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,082
Posted By honcho

Not that I have the money to spend, but I'd like...

Not that I have the money to spend, but I'd like to see Campagnolo produce a high end touring group. They might not sell a ton but if it was done in a high end fashion and priced accordingly, ...
10-19-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By honcho

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/525x1000/skewer_95ed010869afc927db9eb3d276458e82d7442f27.jpg
I have a lot of experience with Cycleops Fluid and Fluid2 using many different...
10-15-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By honcho

Regrease every time, really? What do you do,...

Regrease every time, really? What do you do, ride through salt water? On both Thule Chariot trailers and Burley Trailers we have owned, the axle only hold the wheel on the trailer, the sealed...
10-15-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,061
Posted By honcho

EPS used in bicycle helmets remains effective for...

EPS used in bicycle helmets remains effective for a very long time. Of course, plastics age, styles change and--hopefully--more current designs and construction make safer helmets. However, if I...
10-14-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By honcho

An acquaintance buys damaged CF bikes for cheap,...

An acquaintance buys damaged CF bikes for cheap, repairs them and resells. While his work looks good, I question the strength and durability of the repairs, not to mention his ethics in selling the...
10-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By honcho

We never locked our trailer but we also were...

We never locked our trailer but we also were never away from it very long. You say your trailer has push button quick-release wheels. I'd consider just removing one or both wheels and locking with...
10-06-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,314
Posted By honcho

I have a pair of older Burley rain pants, made...

I have a pair of older Burley rain pants, made when Burley was a Cooperative. They've served me well but the urethane waterproof coating is deteriorating. I also have some rain pants from Cabelas,...
10-05-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,037
Posted By honcho

SKS Rennkompressor, made in Germany, available...

SKS Rennkompressor, made in Germany, available for under $60 from many places.

product information at https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/rennkompressor/

Was formerly available as the Zefal...
10-02-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By honcho

Some non-cycling specific clothing works fine...

Some non-cycling specific clothing works fine when cycling but I find that many times the non-cycling specific items work less well when riding in a more extended position, sleeves and torso length...
09-26-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,629
Posted By honcho

A seller who can't even give basic information...

A seller who can't even give basic information like the brand of bike in an advertisement generally isn't worth wasting your time on unless you're trying to find something unusual or hoping to...
09-26-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By honcho

1up or Saris, personally I like Saris, made in...

1up or Saris, personally I like Saris, made in USA , Kuat Chinese: Yakima Mexico; not sure about Thule's current manufacturing, some used to be USA .
Showing results 1 to 50 of 155
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.