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02-25-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By hockey

If you ride in the Algarve, say Monte Gordo area...

If you ride in the Algarve, say Monte Gordo area the terrain is flat and there are accessible bike lanes. Very quiet in October so no problems with traffic. I have cycled extensively in the Algarve...
02-15-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By hockey

Thanks for the info. Sounds like a good solution...

Thanks for the info. Sounds like a good solution to keep the two of us riding.
02-15-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By hockey

Which e assist motor is installed on the wife's ebike

Just wondering as to the type of mid motor you installed on the wife's bike. I am considering the same change for my wife?
Thanks
Forum: Touring
01-18-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By hockey

I purchased the new Garmin Edge Explore to...

I purchased the new Garmin Edge Explore to replace an Etrex 20. Pleased so far. The only weakness is elevation is shown as gain or loss. Still working out how to put European maps on but there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By hockey

Probably 46

My wife had the small OCR3 and upgraded to a 46 TCR. She is 5 ft 4. Same fit.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,485
Posted By hockey

Heavy but no flats

I use the Marathons on my touring bikes including my tandem. I even purchased a set for my Trek roadbike when riding rough chipseal. Heavy, yes but never a single flat in thousands of miles.
I...
Forum: Southeast
08-09-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By hockey

Forget about it.

Anywhere else
06-28-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,390
Posted By hockey

Agree. I have purchased 3 BD bikes and all were...

Agree. I have purchased 3 BD bikes and all were as advertised. No issues, no. complaints. I wish other online companies were as reliable.
06-28-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By hockey

Try Urbane cyclist. Touring gear and most other...

Try Urbane cyclist. Touring gear and most other items. Check out their online website.
06-25-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By hockey

Search the Yak

Bike friday Yak archives are available online. Lots of info..We sold our Cannondale road tandem and bought a BF family tandem. Rides well, carries loads with front and rear racks. The transmission...
05-29-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,717
Posted By hockey

I did

Zoom in to see this healthy bruin. Gave him a few minutes to pass.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/img_20180528_075544_72701683d79835946cadba3be81375c2785923cf.jpg
04-16-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By hockey

Shim

Fietsbob. Can you tell me where you ordered the shim. I could use one on my Bike Friday.
Forum: Touring
03-12-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By hockey

Yep

We fly with our bikes on Air Transat regularly. We love that they fly into smaller airports and have many direct flights. We have witnessed cyclists rolling on full tandems, water bottles and all. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By hockey

Works fine

I have the split bars and they take a bit of practice to fit easily. The flat bars on the wife's BF are very easy to pack. If I did it again I would buy a compact road bar and have Bike Friday...
Forum: Europe
01-31-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By hockey

Thanks

Thanks for the response Pietro. Sounds fantastic for me but the my better half is limited in the hills. We will keep looking.
David:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-31-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,724
Posted By hockey

Available at Ali Express

Available at Ali Express
Forum: Southeast
01-31-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By hockey

Check out the "tour of Georgia". They have an...

Check out the "tour of Georgia". They have an excellent route for the Amelia Island area including Fort Clynch. The gpx file is also available from this site along with the map. Have a good ride.
Forum: Europe
01-29-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By hockey

Traffic

I would be interested in knowing more about the traffic in September. Is it relatively stress free riding or hectic and busy. Looks like a beautiful area. Looking at Google maps the roads appear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By hockey

We use the standard bike friday bags and they...

We use the standard bike friday bags and they work great for buses and trains. Just fold the bike, racks and all and in they go. No Problem. You could always make a cardboard box and then bag it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,439
Posted By hockey

We only use our clip in sandals when touring. ...

We only use our clip in sandals when touring. Good enough for walking around but not recommended for hiking.
Forum: Touring
12-21-17, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By hockey

Try OKcycle tours

We have used and recommend OKcyle tours from Ottawa. A small firm that has agreements with many of the companies in Europe at terrific prices. Even better yet, in Canadian dollars. Look them...
12-19-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By hockey

Motorcycle trickle charger. Cheap and effective

Pick up a trickle charger at you local hardware, Harbor Freight.
09-30-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,392
Posted By hockey

Ebike research

Take a trip to Germany. Just riding the Rhine cycle route. 9 of 10 bikes are electric. Many towing trailers. Haibike, etc. Very impressive.
Forum: Touring
08-18-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,856
Posted By hockey

I use google maps, basecamp and create tracks...

I use google maps, basecamp and create tracks for my bike tours. I then transfer these to my etrex 20. The beauty of google maps is street view. Where available it permits viewing the roads, bike...
08-14-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By hockey

No Problem. In fact my Giant mountain bike came...

No Problem. In fact my Giant mountain bike came standard with a seatpost shim. Most shims are the length of the safe insert point on most seatposts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By hockey

I have the BF NWT and road bikes, mtn bikes, etc....

I have the BF NWT and road bikes, mtn bikes, etc. I would keep your road bike. Although I love the BF for almost everything it still doesn't compare to a carbon roadbike at speed. It is great for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 10,526
Posted By hockey

Unless you are continually riding steep mountain...

Unless you are continually riding steep mountain descents......why bother. I still have the original pads on my 2004 Trek 5200. I have discs on my mountain bikes and had them on our tandem. All...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,112
Posted By hockey

We fit 2 Bike Friday NWT's in the back plus...

We fit 2 Bike Friday NWT's in the back plus luggage. Now that is a small car.
07-31-17, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By hockey

Thanks. Some interesting solutions for sure. ...

Thanks. Some interesting solutions for sure. The spacers have already been installed but do litttle to help with the motions required of the left hand in shifting to the large ring. Top normal...
07-30-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By hockey

Easier front derailleur shifting

Good day forumites. I have been trying to improve the shifting performance on the front derailleur for my wife's bikes. She has RA (arthritis) and is having difficulty shifting her Ultegra, 105 and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,431
Posted By hockey

700 faster

Bike Friday and Trek 5200. Light wheels on the Friday. Same ride of 42kms, 4 times. Road bike consistently faster by 2.4 kms per hour. Still love riding the Friday most, but those are the stats.
05-27-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By hockey

I am still riding my 2004 Trek 5200. One spoke,...

I am still riding my 2004 Trek 5200. One spoke, cables and thats it in thousands of miles. Great bike, comfortable ride. Have him go for it, he won't be disappointed.
Forum: Europe
05-21-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,789
Posted By hockey

Try pedalportugal.com

Great site. Used the gpx files for my 2 tours.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-17, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By hockey

Shockpost

Consider trying a shockpost first. I used one on our tandem and my partner was pleased with the comfort on rough roads and bumps.
Forum: Touring
03-20-17, 06:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,011
Posted By hockey

As long as you don't have rigid plans for...

As long as you don't have rigid plans for accomodation on your trip you will be okay. Take your time, build mileage and experiment with the location of your load. People have toured on just about...
02-14-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By hockey

Middle Rhine, Saar and Mosel

We are planning to ride the Middle Rhine, Saar, Mosel and Lake Constance. We have chosen this route based upon the input of all of the rides on GCOAB, friends and fellow travellers. Bike paths for...
01-21-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,685
Posted By hockey

Can't see much either. But she could just...

Can't see much either. But she could just disconnect the front cable for now until she meets up with a fellow tourer. These parts are usually not very expensive so it might have to wait until she...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,661
Posted By hockey

Routine, Routine, Routine. Get in the habit,...

Routine, Routine, Routine. Get in the habit, stay in the habit.......it must be a priority for you and your time use must evolve to the point you will be upset if you miss your "routine". Now get...
Forum: Introductions
01-19-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By hockey

Welcome back to the forums. We plan to visit...

Welcome back to the forums. We plan to visit Portugal for a second cycling adventure this Spring. A beautiful country,.
Forum: Touring
12-31-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,081
Posted By hockey

2 Tours

Tour #1 will be 3 weeks in Portugal in April/ May. This will be our second tour. Love Portugal. Tour #2 in September/ October. Lake Constance, Saar, Mosel and Rhine rivers. We have 4 weeks for...
12-15-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,421
Posted By hockey

Test it out

I lowered the air pressure 10 lbs from max and never had a problem. I would regularly ride across the lake and the studs worked perfectly. Not alot of fun on bare pavement but knowing that you are...
Forum: Touring
12-06-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,842
Posted By hockey

Garmin Etrex series

We use the Garmin Etrex 20 gps. Runs on two AA batteries with 18-20 hours. Rechargeable batteries or standard. Worked flawlessly in Portugal, Ireland and Europe. Download the free maps from...
12-03-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,612
Posted By hockey

Agree. No for garage

If your garage is not air conditioned do not store your bike there. Corrosion from inconsistent humidity levels plus contaminants will result in pitting and rust. Speaking from experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,444
Posted By hockey

Works for me

I have been using Teflon spray on all bicycles and motorcycles for 15 years. Great stuff.
11-08-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By hockey

thanks

Thanks for the advice. Should make things fairly straight forward.
11-08-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By hockey

Sizing the correct Bottom Bracket Trek 5200

I am looking to replace the crank and bottom bracket on my Trek 5200 road bike.(2004) Nashbar has a compact double road crank that requires an Isis bottom bracket. The Octalink presently on the...
Forum: Europe
10-17-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,789
Posted By hockey

Hi EarlGrey. We cycled the Algarve last spring...

Hi EarlGrey. We cycled the Algarve last spring and plan to return this year. I strongly recommend the site www.pedalportugal.com. We used his book as a base for our travels. He includes the gpx...
Forum: Touring
06-28-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,344
Posted By hockey

Well, 80 or not, sometimes health can be...

Well, 80 or not, sometimes health can be debilitating and the choice is to seek assistance or give up the one thing you are truly passionate about. Age is not measured in years, but in the ability...
Forum: Touring
06-28-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,344
Posted By hockey

Okay. Thanks for the reply. My major concern is...

Okay. Thanks for the reply. My major concern is the policy of airlines regarding the e-bike batteries. Do you have experience in this area and can you share them. Can you place your e-bike...
Forum: Touring
06-28-16, 05:29 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,344
Posted By hockey

Well, back to the original thread. Touring on an...

Well, back to the original thread. Touring on an e-bike. A practical question. To continue touring I will need to e-assist my wife's bike to help her get up the hills on our tours. How do you...
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