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Forum: Commuting
11-30-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By randallr

Another option that might serve is the Conti GP 4...

Another option that might serve is the Conti GP 4 season. Two vectran layers instead of one. Supple, but more flat resistant. I have used them a couple of years and have had one flat.
11-08-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By randallr

When the bike shop looked at the fork and...

When the bike shop looked at the fork and pronounced it safe, did they just look at it visually, or did they do some additional types of inspection?
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By randallr

When we traveled by TGV we put our bike in a...

When we traveled by TGV we put our bike in a "housse" (a bag) after taking off pedals and turning handlebars sideways. I don't know how much they enforce that requirement. That was 7 years ago
07-30-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,199
Posted By randallr

+1 on the brimmed cap. Really helps me with the...

+1 on the brimmed cap. Really helps me with the rain on glasses issue, too.
Forum: Introductions
07-06-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By randallr

Welcome (from Colorado).

Welcome (from Colorado).
07-03-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,239
Posted By randallr

In my experience MUPs are more dangerous than...

In my experience MUPs are more dangerous than they look - lots of blind corners, sand in corners and other surprises. I still use MUPs a lot, but in some ways I feel safer on roads with their...
06-21-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,831
Posted By randallr

He's probably too busy out riding to post...

He's probably too busy out riding to post <smile>
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,181
Posted By randallr

Waters60: What's the 125 mile, 15,000 ft...

Waters60:
What's the 125 mile, 15,000 ft climbing ride you will be doing?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By randallr

Agreed about "hopefully they'll keep selling a...

Agreed about "hopefully they'll keep selling a tubed model of each". I am no fan of the "tubeless ready" version of Continental tires. I am a big fan of their tubed models.
06-13-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By randallr

So this scenario actually played out in my life...

So this scenario actually played out in my life back in 1971 or thereabouts. I was at a rally in downtown Denver called "Bicycles Now". A doctor spoke about the reasons cycling is a better way to...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,131
Posted By randallr

I run Connex stainless 8SX chains on mine with a...

I run Connex stainless 8SX chains on mine with a Surly SS chain ring and run until I'm at about 1% wear, then swap out chain and flip chain ring and sprocket. Gives a pretty long interval before...
Forum: Touring
06-07-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,131
Posted By randallr

After 5 years and 20,000 some odd miles (no...

After 5 years and 20,000 some odd miles (no odometer), life in Rohloff land has me saying as I ride along, "Danke, mein Gott, fur mein fahrrad mit Rohloff!" I am totally spoiled by its seemingly...
05-28-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By randallr

Tare weight + bike weight needs to be below 50...

Tare weight + bike weight needs to be below 50 lb. or you will face weight $$$
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By randallr

If you take it to a Trek shop they can simply...

If you take it to a Trek shop they can simply bar-code scan the serial number under the bottom bracket and give you all the info you would ever desire.
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By randallr

In 2018 we flew into Germany and at our first...

In 2018 we flew into Germany and at our first significant town along the Donauradweg, just went into a cell phone store and bought a phone with some minutes for something like 35 to 50 Euro. Worked...
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By randallr

Hey, Gauvins, thanks so much for those charts! ...

Hey, Gauvins, thanks so much for those charts! Very helpful quantitative info (and I love graphs).
04-22-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,299
Posted By randallr

Agreed about the thanks due Mr John Dunlop. I...

Agreed about the thanks due Mr John Dunlop. I guess I'd ride a solid tire if I commuted through a police no-go zone in some fearful US city and feared for my life if stopping to patch, but otherwise...
04-22-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,965
Posted By randallr

I was on a transit train a couple years ago,...

I was on a transit train a couple years ago, talking to another cyclist using the train to patch together rides through Denver metro area. Said cyclist told me about the time he was t-boned a few...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By randallr

Sweet. For those who can, bike commuting...

Sweet. For those who can, bike commuting enriches life. You get a workout without having to go to the gym using time and money you'd normally be spending on car transport, and you access a source...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By randallr

For storing the bike during the day while...

For storing the bike during the day while working, I have always had success taking it into the building. These days I keep it in my office. Or, if your building has some area with a concrete floor...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By randallr

Looking at the Wahoo web site, it looks like the...

Looking at the Wahoo web site, it looks like the Wahoo Zero cleat has a different spring than my older Speedplay Zero cleats. Maybe they fixed it!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,200
Posted By randallr

+1 I find a bell works great with other...

+1
I find a bell works great with other cyclists because our speeds are somewhat similar so I'm closer when ringing than with a pedestrian
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By randallr

I do not have experience with any of the new...

I do not have experience with any of the new Wahoo product, just the Speedplay X1 and Zero.

My experience with X1 and Zero cleats is that the X1 cleats are maybe 5x as long-lasting. The flat...
03-29-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 699
Posted By randallr

+1 on Belmetric.

+1 on Belmetric.
03-29-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 699
Posted By randallr

+1 on Belmetric.

+1 on Belmetric.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,595
Posted By randallr

I run a lower output blinking mode in the early...

I run a lower output blinking mode in the early morning hours mostly on empty MUPs riding 25 miles into work (which I don't do that often). My light will run for many hours in that mode. When I get...
03-16-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,476
Posted By randallr

2: Good weather bike and wet/snowy weather bike

2: Good weather bike and wet/snowy weather bike
03-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By randallr

I had clavicle surgey last October and some...

I had clavicle surgey last October and some numbness was also my experience. I did a lot of physical therapy to regain range of motion. I still have a little bit of numbness on the top front of my...
03-06-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By randallr

Thanks for that lead on the website, Crankycrank....

Thanks for that lead on the website, Crankycrank. I bought some and just cleaned and re-lubed with it last week. I had heard real good things about it a decade ago. It does seem a lot like the hypoid...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
Posted By randallr

I do a commute a little longer than your 20 miler...

I do a commute a little longer than your 20 miler and wear a variety of things. Today I rode in with Dockers under which I had a pair of Pearl Izumi liner shorts. These are like road bike shorts...
Forum: Introductions
02-27-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By randallr

Greetings from a fellow Colorado cyclist

Greetings from a fellow Colorado cyclist
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,252
Posted By randallr

+1 Small Holman cover flap Bible, given to my...

+1 Small Holman cover flap Bible, given to my wife before I met her by her best friend after my wife was born anew. Print requires reading glasses but if used out in the sun it's easy to read.
02-18-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,336
Posted By randallr

I carry an old passport into which I have added...

I carry an old passport into which I have added my emergency contact info, but have been carrying it in the bag on my saddle. That seemed to work in my crash last fall, but after reading this thread...
02-08-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,135
Posted By randallr

Wow, me too. I wrecked all alone descending a...

Wow, me too. I wrecked all alone descending a mountain road above Boulder on a loop trip in September. Sand was my undoing. Damages were not as bad as yours, and I am about the same age. Finishing up...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By randallr

I rode them commuting in Denver for four years,...

I rode them commuting in Denver for four years, about 6000 miles per year. Had a couple of punctures from goat heads, both were slow flats that required repair after arrival, not on the commute. ...
01-30-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,022
Posted By randallr

I have always been pretty conscious of equipment...

I have always been pretty conscious of equipment weight. I do not race but love climbing. But then I saw a detailed study of the effect of bike weight on speed on "cyclingabout.com" and it cut me a...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,682
Posted By randallr

1) A lot depends on your route. You would have...

1) A lot depends on your route. You would have to have a good, safe route to embark on this. We don't know where you live, so can't comment on that.
2) It obviously requires a large time...
12-15-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By randallr

+1 Also has cycle racing nostalgia appeal. I...

+1 Also has cycle racing nostalgia appeal. I like mine well.
Forum: Touring
12-13-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,489,841
Posted By randallr

Yeah, my bike was specially built for the Rohloff...

Yeah, my bike was specially built for the Rohloff and has rocker dropouts to tension the chain. I understand your feeling about the chain tensioner - too much like a derailleur.
Forum: Touring
12-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,489,841
Posted By randallr

Rohloff Speedhubs have a range...

Rohloff Speedhubs have a range (https://www.rohloff.de/en/experience/technology-in-detail/gear-range-comparison) of 526% You have a choice what speeds you want to cover based on the sprocket and...
12-12-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,629
Posted By randallr

I don't know if this helps answer the question: ...

I don't know if this helps answer the question: I have owned and put tens of thousands of miles on 1) Raleigh Grand Sports and 2) Gunnar Cross Hairs. The Gunnar uses modern high-strength...
Forum: Touring
12-11-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,489,841
Posted By randallr

2018 - credit card touring with my wife on...

2018 - credit card touring with my wife on Donauradweg for a number of weeks. Carrying both her and my things.
...
12-11-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By randallr

I was out today on my Conti GP 4 season tires. I...

I was out today on my Conti GP 4 season tires. I was on dry concrete, with a few spots with ice 2mm thick mixed with snow 4mm thick on perfectly flat, smooth surfaces. I could ride over them fine...
Forum: Touring
12-11-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,489,841
Posted By randallr

1990 - a one week trip from Lake Geneva, through...

1990 - a one week trip from Lake Geneva, through part of Switzerland, over Grimselpass, down through Interlocken. Stayed in youth hostels, so just a couple lowriders and a seat bag on the back.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 475,402
Posted By randallr

Well, if it helps any, it's because it's on the...

Well, if it helps any, it's because it's on the mythical Danube River (far from home).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 475,402
Posted By randallr

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/d6f202dc_4573_4f1b_b805_a74cc2170063_1_105_c_6ce0c3730cd369f71aea88b9e686a993157631c8.jpeg
Forum: Touring
12-01-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,296
Posted By randallr

I am running Schwalbe Aerothans in Continental ...

I am running Schwalbe Aerothans in Continental GP 4 season 700C x 32 tires on the road and am happy with them. I got one flat over the course of 1500 miles; a small staple/wire that came in when I...
11-26-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,417
Posted By randallr

These frames are stiff and that makes them very...

These frames are stiff and that makes them very well suited to loaded touring (based on my experience touring with a Klein Adept). They feel in their element fully loaded.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,273
Posted By randallr

+1 on the boiled potatoes. Had that on some long...

+1 on the boiled potatoes. Had that on some long organized rides where I was going for time in Washington state back in the 80's and 90's, those are SO digestible when you're doing a hard effort. ...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By randallr

Ok. And it's better than a Rohloff because . . ....

Ok. And it's better than a Rohloff because . . . . . ?
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