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Forum: Touring
04-08-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Hm, I wasn't able to make the chariot hitch work,...

Hm, I wasn't able to make the chariot hitch work, and neither was the bike shop which ultimately just modded the conversion hitch. It works great. I've used it so long, I had to think what this...
Forum: Touring
03-05-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Yeah, and the salsa isn't quite the bike to kayak...

Yeah, and the salsa isn't quite the bike to kayak with, LOL! In my long post, I probably failed to mention that I wanted to portage with the folding bike. The trailer the bike hauls with the folded...
Forum: Touring
02-26-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrYummieandMe

The yak is just a bizarre dream I've had for a...

The yak is just a bizarre dream I've had for a while, a real Lewis and Clark sort of thing. I came to the idea of touring bikes expressly to haul a kayak for portaging a cross-country water voyage. ...
Forum: Touring
02-26-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrYummieandMe

The best of two worlds, really! I think...

The best of two worlds, really! I think technology, while not cheap, allows us to do this. As far as trailering options, fietsbob, I wasn't too clear about your response. I have certainly put in my...
Forum: Touring
02-25-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Well, no one is much interested in the Marrakesh...

Well, no one is much interested in the Marrakesh with a trailer option, apparently! Still no picks of ol' Mr Yummie on the trailer though! He absolutely detests going down the road in his kennel in...
11-07-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,777
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Projects like this---how to connect a...

Projects like this---how to connect a load-bearing trail-along unit to the bike---allows us to show what ingenious and adaptive monkeys we are! I like the DIY Travoy of the OP, but more than that, I...
10-31-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,777
Posted By MrYummieandMe

LOL! Yeah, you're right. I meant steel, and...

LOL! Yeah, you're right. I meant steel, and miswrote. That said, I wound up utilizing the larger changeable dropout mounting bolt to secure a slightly ground-to-shape Burley Steel Hitch. The combo of...
Forum: Touring
09-14-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrYummieandMe

May The Schwartz Be With You!

May The Schwartz Be With You!
Forum: Touring
09-14-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,750
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Salsa Marrakesh with Burley Trailer Hooked Up

Howdy,

I haven't seen anyone posting about this, so I thought I'd put this up in case any other Marrakesh owners are struggling with hooking a trailer up to their Salsa dropout.

The proprietary...
08-07-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 23,777
Posted By MrYummieandMe

OK, well this thread has been resurrected a few...

OK, well this thread has been resurrected a few times, and this one I'm doing isn't the longest pull from dormancy, LOL! I'm trying to figure out how to convert an old Burley trailer from an axle...
Forum: Europe
07-21-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Oh, yeah, here in the States we say a car loses...

Oh, yeah, here in the States we say a car loses half its value the minute you drive it off the lot. No different with new bikes! I'm sure Europe, and Holland in particular, have plenty of used...
Forum: Europe
07-20-16, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By MrYummieandMe

I have similar questions. In 1996 I took my Marin...

I have similar questions. In 1996 I took my Marin mtb to England and rode it around, but sold it before heading back to US. I want to take a bike to Europe again, but can't seem to find any threads...
07-20-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,356
Posted By MrYummieandMe

As a big boy, myself, I +1 the 36 spoke bike,...

As a big boy, myself, I +1 the 36 spoke bike, which just looks cleaner then the "collector" bike. No offense to the poster of that ad, but it looks cobbed together from spare parts. In my, uhm,...
07-20-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By MrYummieandMe

The victim's family could sue for civil charges...

The victim's family could sue for civil charges since the perp has already been determined to be guilty. A federal court could also press charges, considering it's manslaughter in any definition, and...
07-20-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,885
Posted By MrYummieandMe

I'm glad I read this post! Congrats on getting...

I'm glad I read this post! Congrats on getting your money's worth with the helmet. I just bought my first one ever in 40 years of riding, and feel sort of silly wearing one. I know they help save us...
07-20-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Google is Amazing! LOL!

OK, the "Bikeman" is a hoot, but he answers your question three minutes in. My guess is that the holder is useless for you...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7we1j0PZEDU
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 04:55 PM
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,297
Posted By MrYummieandMe

SurlyBlue, did you get your bike? How is it?

SurlyBlue, did you get your bike? How is it?
Forum: Touring
07-14-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,297
Posted By MrYummieandMe

That's the point I discovered that the seat and...

That's the point I discovered that the seat and handlebar set up solves a lot of issues. What I loved in the 54 was the nimbleness relatively speaking of the smaller frame. After going back and forth...
Forum: Touring
07-13-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,297
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Thanks, wished! It's definitely not a task...

Thanks, wished! It's definitely not a task without work. I don't think you can go wrong with certain brands, and if the needs are met, and the consensus is favorable, and the bike pushes all the...
Forum: Touring
07-12-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,297
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Also, the price difference between the Surly and...

Also, the price difference between the Surly and the Salsa isn't as great as you'd imagine. Not taking into account the possibility of a sale on either (unlikely given the difficulty of keeping...
Forum: Touring
07-12-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,297
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Good info, guys! I didn't know if I wanted a...

Good info, guys! I didn't know if I wanted a Trucker, so I wasn't going to order one. The ones I had access to gave me the opportunity to see they were fine machines. The extra gear on the cassette...
Forum: Touring
07-12-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,297
Posted By MrYummieandMe

Seekers: I will learn to edit! I have been...

Seekers: I will learn to edit! I have been accused of verbose-ness on several occasions. I didn't name shops in my post, as I don't want to slam them by name. Others' experiences may differ. There...
Forum: Touring
07-11-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,297
Posted By MrYummieandMe

My very first post, and no I'm not a troll!:lol: ...

My very first post, and no I'm not a troll!:lol:
I just went through the shopping around of a dedicated touring bike, and learned some things from and about the LBS's around SE Portland, OR. My...
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