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07-12-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,378
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Joey you may have to commute on a surfboard this...

Joey you may have to commute on a surfboard this weekend. Good luck! Guestroom in Shreveport if you need it.
05-20-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I wouldn't mess with the fixed cup unless I had...

I wouldn't mess with the fixed cup unless I had to.

After removing the adjustable cup (non drive side), the spindle and the bearings, clean the drive side cup (with solvent and rag) in place...
04-24-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,378
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Good for you Joey. I know they don't consider...

Good for you Joey. I know they don't consider Shreveport part of LA down in NOLA but I lived down there in the late 70s and early 80s. I swore off car dependency the weekend Katrina struck. I've...
04-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mauriceloridans

For a great pleasure ride I can take whichever...

For a great pleasure ride I can take whichever city bus carries me farthest upwind and return with a tailwind. I live a mile from the transit station.
12-13-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By Mauriceloridans

My hands are on the hoods 70% of the time I'm...

My hands are on the hoods 70% of the time I'm riding. Soft hoods are a blessing.
09-21-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I'd love a car free central part of town.

I'd love a car free central part of town.
07-31-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,509
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I enjoyed this. I agree that "salmoning" should...

I enjoyed this. I agree that "salmoning" should be reserved for contra flow riding. Find another fish for general weaving. Also, a "gutter bunny" is not just a bike commuter but any rider who hugs...
06-04-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By Mauriceloridans

This is a great touring bike. Can you tell me...

This is a great touring bike. Can you tell me what the "LT" stands for after Miyata 1000 and what is that loop for that's brazed on the drive side chain stay?
01-25-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,871
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Try putting your saddle a little "nose high". I...

Try putting your saddle a little "nose high". I find this relieves the tendency to put too much pressure on the hands because you may feel like you have to resist sliding forward off the saddle. It...
11-01-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,982
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I was not advocating a solution but inviting a...

I was not advocating a solution but inviting a discussion by those who know the scene. I'm satisfied if you guys are with the current infrastructure.
11-01-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,982
Posted By Mauriceloridans

We need to discuss bollards on such bikeways. I...

We need to discuss bollards on such bikeways. I looked at some youtube vids and the only bollards are the type that rebound after being run over. That serves to deter those who would be lawful but...
10-23-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,246
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Regeneration braking would be ideal for the OP's...

Regeneration braking would be ideal for the OP's situation since he'd be loaded for the downhill return home and empty climbing to the market. However, a solar panel cargo lid might help. Doing a...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Two things: Your reflective tassels are...

Two things: Your reflective tassels are brilliant, where did you find reflective ribbon? If the fabric is synthetic you can melt the cut edges to prevent fraying.

I use a hot nail to make holes in...
09-11-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,631
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I had the same desire for my 71 Dawes Galaxy...

I had the same desire for my 71 Dawes Galaxy which has chrome forks, stays etc. Decided on the Wald chrome rack which was reasonably priced and have no regrets with it. Under $20.
08-17-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I have an '83 Trek 520 that is the same color...

I have an '83 Trek 520 that is the same color which the catalog calls "pewter". I never found a match for it. If you do I would like to know about it. Btw it came with the same Blackburn rear rack. I...
07-28-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,347
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I have a brown '71 Dawes Galaxy. It has yellow...

I have a brown '71 Dawes Galaxy. It has yellow gold transfers on the seat tube and the prior owner took up that theme with yellow bar tape. My paint and decals show a harder life than yours, OP, but...
07-19-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Well, once you turn in your license plates and...

Well, once you turn in your license plates and cancel your insurance, your automobile can still be useful as a solar oven, tool storage, etc. Mine sat unused in the driveway for years before someone...
07-12-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 150,821
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I got the replacement freewheel on and everything...

I got the replacement freewheel on and everything adjusted and everything runs great now and the Maillard will be relegated to a paperweight.[/QUOTE]


@ IrishBrewer, Thanks for getting back on...
07-10-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 28,569
Posted By Mauriceloridans

The suggestion that this was an intentional hit...

The suggestion that this was an intentional hit should not be taken as a proven fact. It's based on the camera rider's statement that another motorist came up and said (hearsay) that the same volvo...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,794
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I have a tandem with low bottom brackets ( '98...

I have a tandem with low bottom brackets ( '98 Santana Arriva) and I have to remember to keep the inside pedal up when turning or else we we get pedal scrape. It's good discipline to have on any bike...
07-02-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 150,821
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Thanks but I ordered one from BikeToolsEtc on...

Thanks but I ordered one from BikeToolsEtc on Friday. Should have been a little more patient! Maybe IrishBrewer will get with you on it.
06-29-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 150,821
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I also need this tool and would like to own it....

I also need this tool and would like to own it. How about this, you private message me your address and I mail you $20. You get the tool from ebay, use it and mail it to me?
06-07-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,853
Posted By Mauriceloridans

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19030312_19...

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19030312_1916487891960584_353317379262542498_n.jpg?oh=f1a1c1d1f9b29d5725d10536138d0254&oe=599E6AEF
05-20-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,170
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Putting aside the quick release compression issue...

Putting aside the quick release compression issue and back to how to get the basic adjustment right consistently: I used to do it by repeated trial and error. I even had to get someone to lend a...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Back on the term for the 4 way stop driver who...

Back on the term for the 4 way stop driver who wants to give you his right of way when he was there first, the name I picked up years ago (don't recall where) is BAD SAMARITAN.

I usually stop...
04-26-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I have found that setting my saddle in a slight...

I have found that setting my saddle in a slight "nose high" position keeps me from putting too much pressure on hands/wrists because I no longer feel the tendency to slide forward off the saddle. It...
04-17-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,665
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I vote for the beater truck or van. Once you're...

I vote for the beater truck or van. Once you're car light your fuel efficiency is not a big deal so go for something that really can haul something when you need it. I tell construction guys they too...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Tangent note but I actually try to snag the...

Tangent note but I actually try to snag the plastic bag with my foot as I ride by and then hand grab it and dunk it in the nearest trash bin. Sometimes it works kind like a dance and I've gotten...
03-14-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 472,651
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Another question for Bewer and agree your bike...

Another question for Bewer and agree your bike calls for it's own thread. What is the control on the stoker's left handlebar? Looks like the line leads to the seatpost/saddle.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By Mauriceloridans

For the few kinds of breakdown I can't fix on the...

For the few kinds of breakdown I can't fix on the road,
our city buses all have bike carriers. I call it the $1.25 wrecker service;-)
08-15-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By Mauriceloridans

One more tip. . . Use wire bead clinchers, never...

One more tip. . . Use wire bead clinchers, never "folding" or kevlar bead on hookless rims.
07-20-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Nice post! My only observation is dried beans...

Nice post! My only observation is dried beans weigh a lot less than canned and thermal cooking (insulation around the pot) makes them easy to deal with. Please excuse my tangent.
08-27-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I did that on some steel handlebars to fit bar...

I did that on some steel handlebars to fit bar end shifters. I used a round file but it took > an hour.
08-07-15, 03:01 PM
04-21-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Nah, they're overbuilt for containing greens. The...

Nah, they're overbuilt for containing greens. The lid problem is solved by stacking.
04-21-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mauriceloridans

My wife keeps buying fresh salad greens in clear...

My wife keeps buying fresh salad greens in clear plastic boxes about the size of shoe boxes. I like them to sort spare parts because you don't have to label, you can see what's in them even stacked.
04-08-15, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Mauriceloridans

If you always use new tubes you probably are not...

If you always use new tubes you probably are not getting location data you need. First you need to know if the leak is on the inner or outer part of the tube to know what to look for. Then you see...
04-07-15, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Very well done! Both the dog accommodation and...

Very well done! Both the dog accommodation and the video. A friend of mine is touring with his dog on a Yuba Mundo. His FB page is "Wheres Bixby" which he posts as the dog. Currently in SoCal.
02-27-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Mauriceloridans

The tiny dark colored phillips head screw at the...

The tiny dark colored phillips head screw at the bottom of the V brake arm adjusts the tension on the spring. Tighten the one nearest the rim a turn or two and loosen the opposite one the same...
02-27-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I'm a bit slow today. Just noticed how funny the...

I'm a bit slow today. Just noticed how funny the thread headline is.:thumb:
02-27-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Mauriceloridans

The crank puller is fun to use but beware. I am...

The crank puller is fun to use but beware. I am probably not the only amateur mechanic that forgot to get the crank bolt washer out of there causing the puller to strip out the threads.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,422
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I agree with what has been said above. It will be...

I agree with what has been said above. It will be a piece of metal or glass or sharp gravel in the pad. It happens more to me when riding in wet conditions. But assuming you find it and dig it out of...
10-17-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I don't think you'll find an adjustable stem for...

I don't think you'll find an adjustable stem for 1 1/4 steerer. That's what I have on my Santana Tandem and the best I could do was buy a high rise stem from Yellow Jersey in Madison WI.

p.s. I...
09-11-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,229
Posted By Mauriceloridans

This will sound like a joke but how about "Drogue...

This will sound like a joke but how about "Drogue Chute". In the tandem world they have an expensive gadget called a "drag brake". I don't live in steep country but I have thought about having my...
08-11-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I run my shift cables all the way under the tape....

I run my shift cables all the way under the tape. I do use a bar bag and don't like the way "flying whiskers" style interferes. It adds a small amount of friction to the shifting, but you can...
06-26-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Thank you for the follow up. It is encouraging...

Thank you for the follow up. It is encouraging that they (you?) are still riding after this horrific experience. I am also curious about civil liability in this case. I assume there was a policy...
06-10-14, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,341
Posted By Mauriceloridans

What is your vision for the cargo carrying...

What is your vision for the cargo carrying structure? Before I would make irreversible changes, I'd look at how the seat post and it's stays might be needed to support a rack (perhaps made out of a...
06-09-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mauriceloridans

For end caps I use a couple of drops of fabric...

For end caps I use a couple of drops of fabric paint. It prevents fraying and stabbing but comes off with fingernails when you want to run it back up the housing. You can even get a color that goes...
05-29-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Mauriceloridans

I have the 3 degree rise that came stock on my...

I have the 3 degree rise that came stock on my '98 Arriva but it's not quite what you're asking for. I think it's 10 cm. I replaced that with an 8 cm high rise which I got from Yellow Jersey so I...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By Mauriceloridans

Better, you don't have to keep up with and fuss...

Better, you don't have to keep up with and fuss with another piece of gear. If have on long pants, it's there on my ankle waiting. And I don't need bash guards on all my bikes.
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