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02-05-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By fvalenti

the rack is a made by trek. Its attached with two...

the rack is a made by trek. Its attached with two aluminum arms - which I assume are after-market. it's quite sturdy. The arms have a piece of duct tape on them to create a "fender". The picture...
02-05-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By fvalenti

I have this bike (i think - i have a softride...

I have this bike (i think - i have a softride samba that is the same color). I purchased mine used (for 500) as a backup to a "road oriented" burley rumba. Anyway - it did have a rack on it. I...
01-06-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,909
Posted By fvalenti

We tour with a Burley rumba. I purchased it...

We tour with a Burley rumba. I purchased it nearly new for less than 2k. Aside from new wheels (which were a desire- not a need) it is stock. It has carried us (a not so slight 400 lbs -...
11-12-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By fvalenti

i justify the same/more on the bike as it saves...

i justify the same/more on the bike as it saves us in other areas. Plus - the health benefits.

Now, if I could only get her to understand that $800 on PeterWhite wheels really does save us...
09-05-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By fvalenti

I developed a squeak in my shoe on a tour once. ...

I developed a squeak in my shoe on a tour once. It was easier to fixate on that then the hills approaching - so the squeak got a lot of attention. Mine was caused by the sole of my spd sandal...
Forum: Touring
07-30-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By fvalenti

nick: if you can find your way on to 9 in...

nick:

if you can find your way on to 9 in Albany you are all set. 9 turns into Broadway and Skidmore is at the end of Broadway. Good luck - it should take a few hours and there are only a few...
Forum: Touring
07-29-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By fvalenti

Nick: I live in the area - and this is and...

Nick:

I live in the area - and this is and easy run. The fastest way is right up Route 9 - a two lane "highway". This isn't very scenic - but I believe - it is a sanctioned bike route. there...
07-25-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By fvalenti

bill - yes - you need to "tighten" or...

bill -

yes - you need to "tighten" or shorten the cable. I have an Aria drum brake (chances are you have the same)

Looking at the drum break from the left side of the bike, there is a lever...
Forum: Touring
08-13-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,031
Posted By fvalenti

My wife and I tour on a tandem - and use both...

My wife and I tour on a tandem - and use both lightly loaded panniers and a bob.

We have ridden with the bob only - and it wasn't a problem.

I think that most folks are correct in their...
Forum: Touring
07-05-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By fvalenti

We will be at the hostel Friday night/Saturday...

We will be at the hostel Friday night/Saturday am. Probably frantically looking for the REI to get a front rack. lol We are also flying the tandem - just getting it to the airport in the box on...
Forum: Touring
07-02-07, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By fvalenti

Yes - we are certainly excited. A little jealous...

Yes - we are certainly excited. A little jealous that we wonít have time to properly bike the park - we had to resort to a bus tour to stick within our vacation times. Seems ironic to bike all that...
Forum: Touring
07-01-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By fvalenti

The warm weather here is messing up my clothing...

The warm weather here is messing up my clothing selection. I keep forgetting how cool 40-65 can be. We went to a movie tonight and I wore a sweater - and the temp read 64! Have you decided what mix...
06-11-07, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,912
Posted By fvalenti

Thanks Jinker. Ill check it out tonight.

Thanks Jinker. Ill check it out tonight.
06-11-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,912
Posted By fvalenti

This happened to me last week - but i have been...

This happened to me last week - but i have been to busy to "fix" it. Am I in trouble for continuing to ride? I just got these rims from Peter White and really don't want to get another. :(
Forum: Touring
06-08-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By fvalenti

Beautiful! I love Hawaii and haven't visited...

Beautiful! I love Hawaii and haven't visited nearly enough. I often contemplate a bike tour with my wife there - but cant seem to move beyond the beach and walking around the North Shore.

Where...
04-30-07, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By fvalenti

Rincewind8 - thanks for the info. how are...

Rincewind8 -

thanks for the info. how are the sidewalls? do you think they would hold up on the tandem?
04-29-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By fvalenti

Continental Twister Pro

Anyone tried these on their tandem? Think they might hold up? I am looking for a 700x32 tire for our Rumba that will take us through Alaska. I tried a pair of Marathon XR 35s - but my chain stays...
04-02-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,938
Posted By fvalenti

We bought two to get the one we wanted because we...

We bought two to get the one we wanted because we couldn't afford the one when wanted when we wanted it. Or, more aptly, we couldn't justify affording the one we wanted. If you are confident, and...
Forum: Northeast
03-29-07, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By fvalenti

If I remember correctly - the bus stops on the...

If I remember correctly - the bus stops on the loop road and in town (multiple spots). There are multiple loops that the buses run - I got the impression that you could flag down a bus anywhere on...
Forum: Northeast
03-29-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By fvalenti

The bus system was great for us - it allowed us...

The bus system was great for us - it allowed us to be out past dark!

When we were there in September - we really had to get off of the roads by 6:15 or so - it was getting pretty "dusky" and we...
Forum: Northeast
03-28-07, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By fvalenti

My wife and I biked from Bath, ME to Acadia last...

My wife and I biked from Bath, ME to Acadia last September. We stayed in the Blackwoods campground for 3 or 4 days. We were self contained, except for food.

As the previous posts mentioned,...
03-28-07, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By fvalenti

I also posted this on T@H - and someone came up...

I also posted this on T@H - and someone came up with the answer. I have yet to try it myself (planning on it this weekend) but here is the email that went around:

from Wil Bush (my hero):

When...
Forum: Touring
03-26-07, 03:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,731
Posted By fvalenti

Our experiences are quite lame compared to...

Our experiences are quite lame compared to cyclesafe's story. Our biggest problem to date has been a lost wallet.

It doesnít seem all that terrible - but trust me - living without ID or a...
Forum: Touring
03-26-07, 03:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,731
Posted By fvalenti

cyclesafe: My wife and I read your story in...

cyclesafe:

My wife and I read your story in AC when it first appeared. We are heading to Alaska this summer to do the Anchorage-Denali route. All this time I was afraid of bears! Glad that you...
Forum: Touring
03-22-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By fvalenti

You could try a tandem - that way she doesnít...

You could try a tandem - that way she doesnít have to worry about pace, directions, etc (or much of anything actually - my wife simply enjoys the ride/view).

For our first tour - I chose a...
Forum: Touring
03-19-07, 06:04 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 24,378
Posted By fvalenti

On the other hand.... I thought about...

On the other hand....

I thought about wearing one on a self supported tour that my wife and I took through Maine last summer. We were only gone about 8 days or so - and my wife has family all...
03-19-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By fvalenti

Tandem-com with "jabra" earbud?

On the T@H list recently folks were talking about replacing the standard Tandem-Com headset with a cell phone mic/earbud setup. Has anyone tried this with the Jabra style earbud that appears to have...
03-18-07, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,939
Posted By fvalenti

How did you get your wife to take the captainís...

How did you get your wife to take the captainís seat in the first place? lol. I guess I am too fat for that option. Although - after I dumped the rig a second time getting used to clipless pedals...
03-16-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,939
Posted By fvalenti

I'm not familiar with the Pacific Dualie - but I...

I'm not familiar with the Pacific Dualie - but I am sure it is like most $200 tandems. This (and others Ė I am sure) forum is filled with opinions about starting on a good bike versus the department...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-06, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By fvalenti

thanks again to everyone for the advice. I think...

thanks again to everyone for the advice. I think I am going to try the mountain bike as is this weekend (unless it snows - i am not that hardy!) and work on fit issues. The length of this ride...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-06, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By fvalenti

everyone: Thanks for the advice. These were...

everyone:

Thanks for the advice. These were some of the thoughts I had as well.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-06, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By fvalenti

newbie mtb vs road bike question

I am relatively new to cycling - and am beginning to think about commuting to work a couple of days a week. The ride is aprox 30 miles each way. I do have the luxury of arriving a little late - and...
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