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Forum: Commuting
08-09-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Colorado Kid

Cargo Bikes

Anyone use a cargo bike for all their needs? If you have one, do you use a two wheel design or a three wheel bike? ( Which is best?)
Forum: Commuting
08-09-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Colorado Kid

The only problem with that is, weight. Any weight...

The only problem with that is, weight. Any weight you put into the bag will drag it down a little bit more. Bumps, they let you get a little closer to the bag. You could get a Carradice mini brace...
08-01-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By Colorado Kid

I also did this. When my commuter bike turned...

I also did this. When my commuter bike turned over 30K, I converted over it to a heavy hauler bike. Wald basket, low gears and all the hallmarks of a good, heavy duty bike. Commuting, I leave that to...
07-26-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By Colorado Kid

New pads did the trick. I sanded the rims too,...

New pads did the trick. I sanded the rims too, (Just in case.) The bike runs like brand new. Thanks everyone.:)
07-25-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By Colorado Kid

Rims are like brand new. Very low miles on them....

Rims are like brand new. Very low miles on them. I put on Araya 700C, 32 hole, 3X and lanced up last year. (When I did the rebuild.)
07-25-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By Colorado Kid

Pressure

Just back from the bike shop. They put on new Kool Stop Duel Compound brakes. I haven't had time to test them but boy did I get heavy pressure to get new brakes and a new rim....
07-25-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By Colorado Kid

I will go to the LBS today and pick up the bike....

I will go to the LBS today and pick up the bike. More later.
07-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By Colorado Kid

They replace the housing but put on, cheap-no...

They replace the housing but put on, cheap-no name pads on it. I called the shop and told them about the advice this list gave. They will order Kool Stop pads, ASAP. They are going to put on...
07-20-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By Colorado Kid

Bad Brakes

My bike has a hard time stopping. They replaced the brake cables and brakes pads. So far, no change. Any ideas of what to do next? ( I have side pull brakes, BTW. The ones that came with the bike...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Colorado Kid

I remember someone from the club using Motorcycle...

I remember someone from the club using Motorcycle lube. He claimed that it was ( then) the same as bicycle chain lube. True or False?
Forum: Commuting
07-14-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By Colorado Kid

Old Time Bicycle Lube

I went into the LBS to buy some chain lube for my bicycle. I was blown away at all the types and brands for sale. What did they use ( Back in the good old days.) for bicycle chain lube?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By Colorado Kid

Yes, I'm done with E-Bay too. My beef is they...

Yes, I'm done with E-Bay too. My beef is they wouldn't stand up for sellers. I had a buyer who didn't like something I sold. Sorry, I said, no returns. E-bay force me to refund the money or they...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Colorado Kid

Cool trailer. What is it?

Cool trailer. What is it?
07-03-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Colorado Kid

T-Town

Sometimes, I can't trust what Bike shops what they say. Back in the 80's (When I lived in PA.), I was told you had to go to Phil. for a Fixed Gear. (A two hour drive.) Right!!! Thanks for all the...
06-30-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Colorado Kid

What The Bike Shop Says

I have an old road bike that I would like convert to a Fix Gear bike. The only problem is the LBS. They say without a F.G. dropouts, you will never get the Rear Wheel tight enough. All I can hope for...
06-30-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Colorado Kid

Trailer Tires

I need a new set of trailer tires for my Burley Nomad. The only problem is, there're hard to find. At 16+1.2 it's a bear to find. The LBS doesn't sell them any more. Few mail order places sell them...
06-25-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By Colorado Kid

As we say in hiking, "Hike your own Hike." So...

As we say in hiking, "Hike your own Hike." So Zack dress, "strange" for doing distance. You know early cyclist didn't always dress in Bicycle outfits. When did jersey's and things like that start?...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Colorado Kid

It is a first gen. Camelback. (The ones without a...

It is a first gen. Camelback. (The ones without a stop valve on the end.) It links near the bottom of the bladder. What to do? Replace the whole bladder? Will a first gen. fit the newer ones?
Forum: Commuting
06-22-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Colorado Kid

Camelback

Today I had off. Not ground breaking news but I loaded my bike on the car and headed north to new roads. My the time I got to Fort Collins, my Camelback had dripped 2-3 liters of water all over the...
06-13-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Colorado Kid

Brooks Wornout

I have a Brooks Saddle that likes to bottom out on rough roads. (Flyer) I looks normal but I think something is wrong with the springs. No other spring saddled bottoms out on me on rough roads. Is...
06-12-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By Colorado Kid

Now, go easy on poor old Zack. I would love to...

Now, go easy on poor old Zack. I would love to see him up in the High Country of Colorado. Man, can you see someone like him trying to ride something really tough like Mt. Evans or Pike's Peak?
06-09-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By Colorado Kid

Zach Gallardo

The High Priest of Wabi (Zack Gallardo) is still sick! According to his blog, he really messed up his ankle during a tour. Dang!!! Get well soon my Fixed Gear brother.:backpedal:
Forum: Commuting
06-08-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Colorado Kid

Metal Or Plastic

Which is better material for Fenders, Metal or Plastic? Metal last a lot longer but is a pain to put on. Plastic is great but I'm only getting 7+ years out of pair. (It then cracks and rubs on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Colorado Kid

Used Stuff

I hope I didn't screw up but I bought a used Sidi Wire 2 for $325.00. Used twice, it was a bargain I couldn't pass up. Anyone else buy used gear?:)
05-30-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Colorado Kid

Basket

With the rise of Gas prices hitting an all time high, I put on a basket on to make my me more "Car Light". (Wald 198.) Anyone else in the same boat?
05-30-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 825
Posted By Colorado Kid

Restored my 81' about a year ago. The bike is a...

Restored my 81' about a year ago. The bike is a great bike with the new gearing on it. I'm with the others. Contact your LBS to make sure you get the right size gear. If you screw up, you'll have no...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-22, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By Colorado Kid

You guys' are so cool. Thanks! What is the...

You guys' are so cool. Thanks! What is the brightest shoe out there? Come on, show me you bright shoes.
05-26-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,358
Posted By Colorado Kid

So many Sinners, so little time. Confess your...

So many Sinners, so little time. Confess your sins is the right thing to do. Do you want to do your penance now or later?
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By Colorado Kid

Too Bright

I got some feedback from some of the club members of my new Giro VR Touring shoes. Some of them thought they "were too bright". (For club or everyday use.) I like the shoes. Are they "too bright" for...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Colorado Kid

All good ideas! I was looking for something cheap...

All good ideas! I was looking for something cheap and easy to put on the Wabi Classic (F.G.) that I use for Commuting. I'll keep looking for something that fits my needs. I was thinking of getting...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Colorado Kid

I think Wald makes a few different models. Check...

I think Wald makes a few different models. Check on Amazon or your LBS for the models that fit your needs.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Colorado Kid

Wald Basket

I was thinking of getting a Wald # 151 (dropped) front basket so I could pick up more things at the store, with my bike. Is that the best one to use in the Wald line-up? I like it because it's 15"...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Colorado Kid

New shoes

I just blew out my old commuter shoes. (Sole and shoe went different ways.) I miss my old Bata touring shoes ( 70s-80s). They were bomb proof. (Anyone remember them?) Anything on the market that is...
05-12-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,312
Posted By Colorado Kid

The biggest in the country is Denver (CO). They...

The biggest in the country is Denver (CO). They have 2000K of folks and it's held in a sports area. I hope they have it this year.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Colorado Kid

Wouldn't Fit

i removed my Fenders before I flew back East for the Weekend. I thought, who needs Fenders? It doesn't Rain (That much.) here in Colorado. They don't fit my new Wabi anyhow. Now here I am in PA....
Forum: Commuting
04-24-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Colorado Kid

But what about the rear? How many have a Mud Flap...

But what about the rear? How many have a Mud Flap back there? I understand why but who does that?
Forum: Commuting
04-22-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Colorado Kid

i have a Planet Bike fender. (The one that starts...

i have a Planet Bike fender. (The one that starts with a "C", whichever that is.) I need one for the front.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,042
Posted By Colorado Kid

Why Springs? I had Cancer and it tore up my Back....

Why Springs? I had Cancer and it tore up my Back. I'm using wide tires (700+28C- the widest I can fit on my bike.)
Forum: Commuting
04-17-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Colorado Kid

Back when I lived in PA's Dutch country, everyone...

Back when I lived in PA's Dutch country, everyone made their Mud Flaps out of some wild stuff. I think I'd see it all until I saw one guy use part of a truck's Mud Flap. (You know the big ones off a...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Colorado Kid

Mud Flap

i was at the LBS today looking for a new Mud Flap for my commuter bike. The clerk showed me the "perfect" (He thought.) for my bike. A Velo Orange Mud Flap for $ 30.00! OUCH!!! Got to be something...
04-07-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,991
Posted By Colorado Kid

Rode up some super nasty hills in VT once. Four...

Rode up some super nasty hills in VT once. Four miles long and very steep. Went to Stump Pulling Gears after that! Thank God for low gear!:cry:
Forum: Commuting
04-05-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By Colorado Kid

Bells

I need a Bell for my new Wabi Classic but I want to put it on the stem. Any ideas?
Forum: Commuting
04-01-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,042
Posted By Colorado Kid

I have a Wabi Classic with drop bars. I was...

I have a Wabi Classic with drop bars. I was thinking of something with Springs. Any ideas?
Forum: Commuting
03-31-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,042
Posted By Colorado Kid

Which Books Saddle?

I'm getting a new bike and I'm confused on which Brook's saddle to put on. I was going to put on something with Springs but now I'm not sure. Everyone has their seat they like the best. What do you...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Colorado Kid

I tried Planet Bike's version. It's ok but not...

I tried Planet Bike's version. It's ok but not great. They tend to rattled around and rub after a few miles. Drove me nuts! This year, I took them off my road bike. Anyone else put them or other...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,837
Posted By Colorado Kid

New Bike

I'm getting a Wabi Fixed Gear (Classic) that doesn't have anyway (That I know of.) of mounting fenders. There has to be a way to get them on but but how?
03-23-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,451
Posted By Colorado Kid

i use to know a lady in the club who put on...

i use to know a lady in the club who put on BRIGHT PINK handlebar tape on her no-name road bike. This handlebar was so bright you could see it 1/2 block away! Now that's bright.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,713
Posted By Colorado Kid

Light Snow today but getting warmer later in the...

Light Snow today but getting warmer later in the week.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Colorado Kid

Back when, I use to belong to Costco and would...

Back when, I use to belong to Costco and would load up, some times a little too much. One time I had almost 80 lbs. on the bike and I crawled through town. (I even had stuff strapped to the top.) Has...
03-22-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By Colorado Kid

I'm I Nuts?

I just heard that Gas prices will go up, again! I've added a Carradice Longflap bag to the bike so I can pick up small things (Like Bread, Milk or other such things.) on the way home from work. I'm I...
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