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10-20-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 450
Posted By randallr

I don't know if it's any help, but here's a shot...

I don't know if it's any help, but here's a shot of my wife's Bontrager rear rim cracked after five years of gentle riding. She was riding this w/o incident on the rear wheel until a shop spotted it...
10-07-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By randallr

Just got back from surgery on the collarbone...

Just got back from surgery on the collarbone broken on Magnolia Road on 21Sept. In prep a nurse who lives up Magnolia Road said it commonly has sand and she won't ride it on her motorcycle after...
10-02-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By randallr

I did a bike/bus commute (and sometimes a bike...

I did a bike/bus commute (and sometimes a bike only commute if weather and time allowed) for the past 5.5 years, except as interrupted by Covid. Things I needed to know about bus commute: 1) In our...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,202
Posted By randallr

Yep, it's great to discover all that, especially...

Yep, it's great to discover all that, especially point #1. Something so fine about traveling so far under one's own power alone.
09-26-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By randallr

Sand on Magnolia Road

For your planning purposes: Last Tuesday morning I found out that they put sand on Magnolia Road, on the paved section descending into Boulder Canyon above Boulder, CO. My method of finding out was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By randallr

Hi, FastFwd01. I live in the Denver metro area...

Hi, FastFwd01. I live in the Denver metro area and ride most days. I have been wearing shorts and a light wool polo shirt this week. If I were doing the Denver Century I would have a light wind shell...
09-14-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By randallr

My CrossHairs has the steel touring fork. It's...

My CrossHairs has the steel touring fork. It's super stable at speed descending, a real joy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By randallr

Yeah, W. Washington is really beautiful. I used...

Yeah, W. Washington is really beautiful. I used to do backcountry skiing on Hurricane Ridge - awesome. We met on Rainier - awesome.
09-09-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By randallr

I rode something similar (Continental Contact...

I rode something similar (Continental Contact Winter) for a year in 2016 until I had slipped and fallen on ice four times (no damage, just minor stuff), then went to Schwalbe Winter studs. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By randallr

We lived in western Washington for 30 years. My...

We lived in western Washington for 30 years. My wife was born there. We have lived in Colorado for the past 13 years. Everybody will warn you about rain, but the thing that was hard about w....
08-28-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By randallr

Hey, Deaninkl, if you have any photos you've...

Hey, Deaninkl, if you have any photos you've taken out on those awesome Taiwan mountain trips we'd love to see them! There's a thread for touring pics.
08-21-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By randallr

Thanks for the photos, and the story. We salute...

Thanks for the photos, and the story. We salute your fortitude!
08-19-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,176
Posted By randallr

Yeah, I bought some 150 g/sq m merino polo shirts...

Yeah, I bought some 150 g/sq m merino polo shirts from Ibex when they were making stuff in the US and I have never worn anything as comfortable in 80F and 90F weather, riding in to work on the bike...
08-10-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,812
Posted By randallr

I've been riding early morning for 5 years and...

I've been riding early morning for 5 years and find it pretty safe due to low traffic volume. I do have lights.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,263
Posted By randallr

Adventure cycling dot org has maps of cross...

Adventure cycling dot org has maps of cross country routes out west that avoid interstates.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By randallr

Light and Motion Urban 800. Got it on sale...

Light and Motion Urban 800. Got it on sale several years ago at REI on sale for $65, ran it many hours mainly to see, helmet mounted to maximize my ability to make myself seen by drivers. Great...
07-29-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,500
Posted By randallr

Yep, it does, but I think it was normal to use a...

Yep, it does, but I think it was normal to use a press to assemble it. And chain line is an issue in the final axle position, of course.
07-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,420
Posted By randallr

This is my experience, also. But I am running...

This is my experience, also. But I am running Paul Components cantilever brakes.
Forum: Touring
07-27-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By randallr

There's a great site with actual rolling...

There's a great site with actual rolling resistance measurements for a wide range of tires: bicyclerollingresistance.com
Replies: 82
Views: 3,415
Posted By randallr

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Yep. Oh, and the stem is now flipped so...
Replies: 82
Views: 3,415
Posted By randallr

Well, that photo is from when it was new 4 years...

Well, that photo is from when it was new 4 years ago. So it's looking more used now ;o)
...
Replies: 82
Views: 3,415
Posted By randallr

Thanks for the qualification, you are correct. I...

Thanks for the qualification, you are correct. I was thinking more of bikes built from the ground up for Rohloff
...
Replies: 82
Views: 3,415
Posted By randallr

Two thoughts: 1) Numerous folks have spoken...

Two thoughts:
1) Numerous folks have spoken about the need for a durable wheel on PBP. A rear wheel with a Rohloff hub is symmetric (no dish) and thus inherently stronger than a dished rear wheel...
07-20-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,709
Posted By randallr

I prefer to buy from places where there are labor...

I prefer to buy from places where there are labor laws that get enforced and maybe even unions.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,813
Posted By randallr

There's a part on your commuting bike that will...

There's a part on your commuting bike that will automatically undergo continuous, free upgrade on every ride - the engine. This is what I am so fond of about commuting. And that will effect your...
07-05-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,672
Posted By randallr

I choose not use my money to support Amazon's...

I choose not use my money to support Amazon's desire to take over all retail.
07-03-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By randallr

The advent of air-hardening steels (like Reynolds...

The advent of air-hardening steels (like Reynolds 853) allowed improvements in frame design and construction not seen in the Reynolds 531 era.
06-30-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,675
Posted By randallr

Post #10 by Wildwood - that's beautiful. Love...

Post #10 by Wildwood - that's beautiful. Love that shot of cycling joy.
06-29-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,861
Posted By randallr

Alee Denham's quantitative study of this topic is...

Alee Denham's quantitative study of this topic is fascinating to me, and really relevant to the kind of riding I do. This hard data takes a lot of the "weight weenie" out of me. He does make the...
06-12-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,373
Posted By randallr

-Yep, same here. Commuter. I stock a little at...

-Yep, same here. Commuter. I stock a little at home and am never stopped by parts or maintenance issues. Maybe the limitation comes into play for someone who can't work on their own bike.
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,780
Posted By randallr

4 years on - still enjoying the Rohloff/Gunnar...

4 years on - still enjoying the Rohloff/Gunnar experience. The only downside I have seen is, as others have mentioned, that you have to let up a wee bit on pedal pressure when shifting. If I were...
05-21-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 119,536
Posted By randallr

Wow. Luminous paint!

Wow. Luminous paint!
05-20-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 119,536
Posted By randallr

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/008a985c_f5dc_4b50_8e84_710e62e6bc48_1_105_c_7c27a138429f76a2f18e83c6ba60af1de42e7e78.jpeg...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,050
Posted By randallr

They have several sizes, the one I have is...

They have several sizes, the one I have is discontinued but I think they have another that's similar. Mine fits a 13" laptop nicely.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,050
Posted By randallr

It's a "Sackville" bag from Rivendell

It's a "Sackville" bag from Rivendell
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,050
Posted By randallr

This ...

This

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05-16-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By randallr

Could be from interface of spoke nipples and rim...

Could be from interface of spoke nipples and rim or interface of spokes and hub. Some oil can help if so.
Forum: Foo
05-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,735
Posted By randallr

Yep. We own a 2019 model 3 and find that our...

Yep. We own a 2019 model 3 and find that our biological needs require stopping as often as the car needs a charge at a supercharger on long trips. And our Tesla has the shortest range amongst Teslas....
05-01-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By randallr

Olive oil for cleaning grease from hands

Today I did some work that got chain grease on my hands. As I have done for 50 years after working on bikes and cars, I started to reach for some detergent to wash it off. Then, there on the...
04-27-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,650
Posted By randallr

Thanks for the tip about a pressure sprayer. I...

Thanks for the tip about a pressure sprayer. I got one and used it last weekend. Really ideal, easy to put the water exactly where needed and I probably used about 1/5 the volume of water I'd use...
04-22-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By randallr

Getting back onto the topic of the original...

Getting back onto the topic of the original poster:
...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,914
Posted By randallr

Shoes can tend to get soaked. When I commuted in...

Shoes can tend to get soaked. When I commuted in Seattle I used to have a spare pair, along with dry socks, in the office.
03-28-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,084
Posted By randallr

If I was the original poster I think I would look...

If I was the original poster I think I would look into the camera option which Daniel4 suggested. Provides a means to have material for lobbying and material for evidence, and likely as a...
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By randallr

Man. That thing looks like the day it came to...

Man. That thing looks like the day it came to the bike shop back in '72. Amazing.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,191
Posted By randallr

I ride all the way in and all the way home on my...

I ride all the way in and all the way home on my commute when weather permits. 46 miles round trip, I am 65. Don't do that every day, however.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,191
Posted By randallr

Hey, if you have time and the route is good,...

Hey, if you have time and the route is good, enjoy!
02-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By randallr

LOL. I actually do have a backup bike that I've...

LOL. I actually do have a backup bike that I've owned since 1993, but the Gunnar fits so well and is such a joy to ride that I hate having it down at all.
02-26-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By randallr

I love working on my bike. And I don't have to...

I love working on my bike. And I don't have to incur any downtime with it being in a shop.
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,078
Posted By randallr

+1. Aircaddy boxes are good, have wheels that...

+1. Aircaddy boxes are good, have wheels that get you down the street from the train to your hotel.
02-01-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,412
Posted By randallr

I've used red loctite for the purpose mentioned...

I've used red loctite for the purpose mentioned and think I'll take the suggestion to switch to green loctite for this sleeve retaining purpose. Klein used to use it for bearing retention at the...
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