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03-31-06, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By slooney

Nothing wrong with the world at all- it's just...

Nothing wrong with the world at all- it's just basic economics. Millions of the cheap 12v compressors are sold, thousands of good floor pumps. Also, your cheap compressor isn't nearly the quality of...
03-31-06, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By slooney

I agree with this, and have this to add- When...

I agree with this, and have this to add- When cornering too fast I put our trailer over on its' side. I know now what to avoid , but had my son not been wearing his helmet he might have ended up with...
03-15-06, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By slooney

Again, Welcome! Where are you located? We...

Again, Welcome! Where are you located? We returned from China just about this time last year, when we were there to pick up our daughter. She's from Guiyang, in Guizhou.

While in China I was very...
03-15-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,633
Posted By slooney

If you are interested in a method of inflating...

If you are interested in a method of inflating automotive tires as well as bike tires, then I would suggest this compressor-...
03-13-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By slooney

Two types of theives- those who are interested in...

Two types of theives- those who are interested in the wheel, and those who are just messing around with cyclists to be a PITA (pain in the a..). :(

That said, I have QR on all my bikes, save one.
03-11-06, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By slooney

This bike? Are you a dedicated roadie and have to...

This bike? Are you a dedicated roadie and have to have the very best? I suspect you'll find it great without much change to speak of. Ride it for a few months, and see how it feels. My $0.02. Have...
03-01-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,314
Posted By slooney

Recess- I have a friend who is a dedicated...

Recess-

I have a friend who is a dedicated roadie, and he chose to move his bike to a rear (boot) mounted rack because of fuel economy. He's an engineer and a bit compulsive and was doing mileage...
02-28-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 44,558
Posted By slooney

This topic, under another heading ("Cheap vs...

This topic, under another heading ("Cheap vs expensive kids bikes" or something like that) was discussed last year, and weight was one of the prime issues. So I'll reprise what I wrote then-
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02-24-06, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By slooney

Except that you are then pulling a looonnngggggg...

Except that you are then pulling a looonnngggggg train. I've been turned into more than once while at intersections. I'm hoping to limit our exposure by offering the smallest possible broadside to...
Forum: Foo
02-24-06, 01:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,008
Posted By slooney

Quick Google research :rolleyes: reveals that...

Quick Google research :rolleyes: reveals that there is a cure for Giardia (metronidizole, brand name Flagyl) but that it is only effective in 80% of the cases to which it is administered. It is...
Forum: Foo
02-24-06, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,008
Posted By slooney

Butt-sneezing !? Now THERE'S an image! The...

Butt-sneezing !? Now THERE'S an image!

The iodine/Potable Aqua suggestion is a good one. I've always been biased towards filters, and thus avoided the chemical products, but the portabilty of...
Forum: Foo
02-23-06, 01:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,008
Posted By slooney

Thanks for bringing this up- Yes, Crypto and...

Thanks for bringing this up- Yes, Crypto and Giardia are foul and a big drag, but you'll die from dehydration much faster. At least you can treat the other two.

I, rocket scientist that I'm not,...
02-23-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,781
Posted By slooney

Murphyce- Pardon me if you stated this and I...

Murphyce-

Pardon me if you stated this and I missed it, but where are you located? I'm pretty sure I could fabricate someting that would meet your needs, but would need your model trailer to work...
02-22-06, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By slooney

We also have the Bell, and are finding it too...

We also have the Bell, and are finding it too small. My son is racing up on 5, and he's tall for his age, so I'm trying to find a sloution for getting them both (2 yo sister) to school and back in...
02-15-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By slooney

Looking at the rusty chainline I'm wondering if...

Looking at the rusty chainline I'm wondering if anyone has ever ridden it. It may just be a brain teaser.

I like the suggestion that it may be steered like a unicycle, though it would be far less...
02-15-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By slooney

Mel- try this one too-...

Mel- try this one too- http://www.mailorderbikes.com/products.php?plid=m2b0s98p1164

We got our first trail-a-bike off of Ebay US, an admittedly sketchy proposition. Our experience worked out fine,...
02-15-06, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By slooney

Mel- Try this link-...

Mel-

Try this link- http://www.whycycle.co.uk/children-tagalong.htm

Here in the States a seat post mount is pretty typical, and should work with many softtail bikes (full-suspension). My only...
11-14-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,405
Posted By slooney

OK- Here we are (sans engine). They have gotten...

OK- Here we are (sans engine). They have gotten too big for this set-up since this pic was taken. My daughter grew 6" since March, and is now taking up a lot of room in our little trailer. And my son...
10-13-05, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By slooney

Yeah, beautiful region! Ever since your query...

Yeah, beautiful region! Ever since your query I've been missing the Michigan fall.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By slooney

Yeah, steel-decked bridges are a bugger! I grew...

Yeah, steel-decked bridges are a bugger! I grew up riding over these things, and can still clearly remember being cautious crossing them in wet weather. Caution or avoidance are the only ways I know...
10-12-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By slooney

de nada :)

de nada :)
10-11-05, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By slooney

Yeah- Google searches can certainly be , uh,...

Yeah- Google searches can certainly be , uh, selective. Sometimes it takes some familiarity with the area you're interested in.

Ann Arbor cycling yields some good results including this one-...
10-11-05, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By slooney

I can't speak for areas south and south east of...

I can't speak for areas south and south east of Detroit, but...

The Ann Arbor area has some terrific cycling, both on roads and MUP's. Also, it has a very active bike community. I lived there for...
10-11-05, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,786
Posted By slooney

Try this? http://www.springerusa.com/ ...

Try this?

http://www.springerusa.com/

My folks had a dalmatian for 16.5 years, and while Kelly was an awesome dog, full of love and personality, she was also a little headstrong, and I would...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-05, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By slooney

This used to be my regular commute (Cherry Creek...

This used to be my regular commute (Cherry Creek Path), and I've seen this condition as well. Makes having a pair of shoes at the office fairly important.

Something to consider (since I'm in an...
09-29-05, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By slooney

Yes, the pulley distances at the ceiling are...

Yes, the pulley distances at the ceiling are equal to the lifting points on the bike. A little spacing between the paired pulleys helps them not interfere with each other, but they can actually be...
09-28-05, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By slooney

Or, you can assemble one out of part from the...

Or, you can assemble one out of part from the harrdware store- I've got 5 or 6 hanging from my garage ceiling, holding mostly bikes, but also a gear box. It takes a little creativity (how to attach...
09-17-05, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By slooney

Boy, was I wrong! Oh well. Give me a shout...

Boy, was I wrong! Oh well.

Give me a shout if your interested.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-05, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By slooney

Well, not precisely. I often work outside, and...

Well, not precisely. I often work outside, and have found that the more dehydrated I get, the more potent my sweat is. Either that, or the longer I'm outside the more crap is lying on my skin to be...
09-16-05, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By slooney

Congrats on your decision to move to a place wher...

Congrats on your decision to move to a place wher the number of sunny days beat the cloudy days six to one. You'll not regret it!

We live in Highlands Ranch, and have a lot to say about it. As a...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,985
Posted By slooney

Stuart- We're going to have to get together, and...

Stuart- We're going to have to get together, and then I can show you the delights of fall colors in Waterton Canyon along with some pretty reasonable cold water standing activity. Fish up to 15", 12...
09-16-05, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By slooney

For monochrome, aspen-yellow displays, yes. But...

For monochrome, aspen-yellow displays, yes. But there are some nice sumac and alder displays, and Waterton is always pretty, IMHO. ;)
09-16-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Posted By slooney

I'm guessing he means these

I'm guessing he means these
Forum: Commuting
09-15-05, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,815
Posted By slooney

EXACTLY!

EXACTLY!
09-14-05, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By slooney

Elm Meadow Trail, Bergen Park, near Evergreen...

Elm Meadow Trail, Bergen Park, near Evergreen (http://www.trailcentral.com/trail/trail_info.php?trail=103 ) some technical challenge (moderated by loop selection) with great scenery

Waterton...
09-14-05, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,558
Posted By slooney

Isn't Mt Dora near Orlando? I could swear I saw...

Isn't Mt Dora near Orlando? I could swear I saw 12 shops in that area, but maybe my map scale was too broad.

Anyway- If you're just checking out cycling (Not sure how serious you might be) you...
09-13-05, 02:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,151
Posted By slooney

Me, too. While the hills in our area aren't...

Me, too.

While the hills in our area aren't super long, there are a lot of them, and I ride towing a trailer most of the time. I love gears. My knees love gears. And it only took me 25 years to...
09-13-05, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,558
Posted By slooney

There are a lot of shops in your area (google...

There are a lot of shops in your area (google bicycle shop in Mt Dora, Fl) some of which have used bikes. You might look for a local sale.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By slooney

I had a later 70's Fuji road bike that was pretty...

I had a later 70's Fuji road bike that was pretty much a starter bike, and it was sweet when compared to my dad's early 70's Schwinn Continental- much lighter, much more responsive. I rode it for...
09-13-05, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Posted By slooney

Since I had the camera in my pocket anyway, I...

Since I had the camera in my pocket anyway, I decided to take some shots.

email me if you have questions.

Steve
09-13-05, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,558
Posted By slooney

I looked at the bike, and it looks fine,...

I looked at the bike, and it looks fine, generally. There are probably some deals coming up on the internet soon, as we're coming up on the end of the season in lots of locations (thoguh not yours,...
09-13-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Posted By slooney

Hi- I'm assuming that you would use a rear...

Hi-

I'm assuming that you would use a rear rack to supppot the cans? My grocery bag panniers (old LL Bean models) used to attach to the bike with simple rubber coated metal loops that looped over...
09-13-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By slooney

Great picture! I'd love to live in Crested...

Great picture!

I'd love to live in Crested Butte, but the 5 hour drive to the airport would seriously mess up my wife's work commute.

Steve
09-13-05, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,082
Posted By slooney

Ammo cans "fairly light"? You must be incredibly...

Ammo cans "fairly light"? You must be incredibly strong! ;)

Where are you located? I could help, if I were close. Many tools.

Failing that, you could rig something using a rear bike rack as...
09-13-05, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,558
Posted By slooney

I have a Marin road bike (Argenta) and have been...

I have a Marin road bike (Argenta) and have been pretty pleased with it. It is heavy, so if your looking for that super cool, light as a feather kind of ride the Marin may not be the bike for you....
09-13-05, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By slooney

We're in the starting out stage as well- my son...

We're in the starting out stage as well- my son rides with me on the trail-a-bike, and talks about riding his bike without the training wheels, but has yet to muster the nerve to do it yet.

My...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,853
Posted By slooney

Only if you don't know how to drive your...

Only if you don't know how to drive your pathfinder. Ha ha.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-05, 09:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,853
Posted By slooney

John- I haven't read your thread from last year...

John- I haven't read your thread from last year yet, so if I repeat, I apologise, but here's an idea which I'm been pretty impressed with: Put patches of Illuminite tape (or equivalent) on the center...
09-12-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By slooney

Cristobal- Didn't mean to blow you off...

Cristobal-

Didn't mean to blow you off (ignore). I haven't been able to post a reply for some time.

Looks like you got your problem solved- I've heard of wooden bikes, though mostly home built,...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-05, 12:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,762
Posted By slooney

Sorry to hijkack, but0 Cedo- Did you ride in...

Sorry to hijkack, but0

Cedo- Did you ride in Cambodia, or only take the picture?

I'd love to ride in that area (SE asia- some area!). I spent 3 wks in Northern Vietnam a few years back, and...
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