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05-18-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,452
Posted By randallr

Some American-made components: Paul Components...

Some American-made components:
Paul Components brakes, etc
Phil Wood bottom brackets, hubs, etc
Chris King headsets
Thomson seat posts, stems, etc
Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,224
Posted By randallr

Check out the domestic content in a Tesla before...

Check out the domestic content in a Tesla before you carve the tombstone for USA auto mfg.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,070
Posted By randallr

+1 on the Showers Pass. I have been using one of...

+1 on the Showers Pass. I have been using one of their Elite line of jackets for a couple of years (live in this thing, actually, with long commute) and contrary to other posts, my experience is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,795
Posted By randallr

Thanks for this thread. I'm starting to use...

Thanks for this thread. I'm starting to use latex and the observations by experienced users were quite helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,440
Posted By randallr

+1 on Waterford/Gunnar

+1 on Waterford/Gunnar
04-28-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By randallr

We'll see. I'll have a butyl one in my kit in...

We'll see. I'll have a butyl one in my kit in case.
04-28-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By randallr

Saw recently where those folks who test rolling...

Saw recently where those folks who test rolling resistance were showing a tire w/latex tubes with lower rolling resistance than same tire tubeless. Bought me three latex tubes!
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,926
Posted By randallr

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then...

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then talk about what things are like on the freeway: folks 10 ft off your bumper at 65mph
Forum: Introductions
04-19-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By randallr

Welcome - we enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year...

Welcome - we enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year here, you'll flourish.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,168
Posted By randallr

What makes me happy: Seeing a pair of egrets...

What makes me happy: Seeing a pair of egrets flying over me. Tulips planted on the edge of Cherry Creek path in downtown Denver. Seeing my compatriots out on the Sand Creek trail as dawn is coming...
04-12-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 15,914
Posted By randallr

Very interesting. I've looked at the Fly6...

Very interesting. I've looked at the Fly6 camera, but I hang my rear light on a leather strap on a Sackville cloth sack (rather than a solid, hard mount) and doubt the image would be steady enough. ...
04-10-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 15,914
Posted By randallr

Did the front camera change any of your habits? ...

Did the front camera change any of your habits? I can see some discovery happening from the rear cam - hadn't thought of that as an argument for buying one. Thanks!
Replies: 19
Views: 1,512
Posted By randallr

When I was riding these kinds of events (STP,...

When I was riding these kinds of events (STP, Ramrod, Apple Valley Century) back 30 years ago I always found it was a matter of course that you'd be doing some paceline riding with folks you didn't...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By randallr

We have done open jaw with boxes within France...

We have done open jaw with boxes within France twice. Once we shipped from Paris to Nice via an over-the-road trucking company, once from Paris to Marseille via some similar company. I think the cost...
03-21-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By randallr

Robins are singing and what snow we get from here...

Robins are singing and what snow we get from here on out will be subject to the blazing Colorado post-equinox sun! Delightful time of year, enjoy it more as I get older.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By randallr

My wife has similar, probably not as advanced as...

My wife has similar, probably not as advanced as what you describe, couldn't work cables to her SRAM shifters due to finger strength/pain issues, we put her on Shimano Deore Di2 1x (retrofitted her...
03-14-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,860
Posted By randallr

Mavic Open Pro UST - My wife has this on her rear...

Mavic Open Pro UST - My wife has this on her rear wheel and the range of widths they can cope with is kind of astounding.
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,236
Posted By randallr

Touring bike will have thicker wall tubing in...

Touring bike will have thicker wall tubing in frame and fork and more stretched out geometry and thus be more stable when heavily loaded going fast downhill. Gearing issues you can fix with upgrades...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By randallr

Recent experience - my wife's Di2 bike went...

Recent experience - my wife's Di2 bike went Denver - Munich and back again late last year on BA, no issues, no hassles.
02-23-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By randallr

Maybe Timothy already got all the answers he...

Maybe Timothy already got all the answers he needed, but in case not - I have a couple of pair of Fox Ranger shorts, they take (and come with) a separate inner liner. They're acceptable anywhere but...
02-15-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By randallr

Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,227
Posted By randallr

Well, yeah, I wear wool pants under them. 3 hrs...

Well, yeah, I wear wool pants under them. 3 hrs in steady cold rain - sounds like the acid test!
Forum: Introductions
02-09-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By randallr

Hi, I'm in Broomfield

Hi, I'm in Broomfield
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,227
Posted By randallr

Yeah and they breathe quite well!

Yeah and they breathe quite well!
02-07-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By randallr

+1 Universal Cycles

+1 Universal Cycles
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,227
Posted By randallr

Thanks, JohnJ80. I've passed on your bib advice...

Thanks, JohnJ80. I've passed on your bib advice to a friend. I'm living happily with wool long johns and wool pants under Showers Pass Transit pants. Rode with those and my Sidi Zeros in 16F weather...
Replies: 88
Views: 6,496
Posted By randallr

Aircaddy makes a dandy cardboard case that's...

Aircaddy makes a dandy cardboard case that's really easy to load and it's light. It also protects the bike quite well and is relatively cheap. We've used them for three European trips via British...
Forum: Touring
02-04-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By randallr

If you like climbing you could ride W into the...

If you like climbing you could ride W into the mountains (through Golden and up Lookout Mtn, then into Evergreen would be one option), stay overnight, then ride back into Denver. Were you planning...
02-04-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 17,390
Posted By randallr

Feet are gonna be hurtin' when she starts...

Feet are gonna be hurtin' when she starts pedaling! Great shot.
01-25-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,358
Posted By randallr

I have gained a few things from the forums which...

I have gained a few things from the forums which I've factored into my riding (not sure if it was A and S or another) - example - suggestion that if you point your helmet mounted light at a car you...
Forum: Touring
01-20-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By randallr

We got our info for the Loire from MayQ...

We got our info for the Loire from MayQ (http://europebicycletouring.com/index.htm)'s site
He has instructions for making a bag to hold your bike on the TGV (a housse...
Forum: Touring
01-19-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,224
Posted By randallr

Echoing the original poster - tires today are...

Echoing the original poster - tires today are fantastic, really, compared to what we ran in our youth.
My wife and I have used Gatorskin Ultra Hardshell kevlar-bead (700 x 32 on my heavily loaded...
Forum: Touring
01-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,077
Posted By randallr

Enjoy! That river is so beautiful.

Enjoy! That river is so beautiful.
01-15-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By randallr

Has she looked into Sidis? They have a wide...

Has she looked into Sidis? They have a wide range of sizes and I think they come in narrow
01-12-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By randallr

The BB spindle is straight through until you get...

The BB spindle is straight through until you get to the flats on the end, so I think the answer to your first question is "yes", since most bb spindles have surfaces for ball bearings to ride on....
01-11-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By randallr

I have a coupla pre-Trek Kleins which I run with...

I have a coupla pre-Trek Kleins which I run with JIS-square taper bottom bracket spindles and cranks and Phil Wood press-in bearings PW003 ID 17mm OD 35mm W 10mm
But I guess that's not what you're...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,402
Posted By randallr

Agreed on the lights. Agreed on the panniers,...

Agreed on the lights. Agreed on the panniers, but one better for me is my Rivendell sack that goes behind the seat. Allowed me to take off my pannier rack. Those sacks are pretty expensive and a...
Forum: Introductions
01-07-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By randallr

Hi. We lived in Chehalis for a while in the 90's....

Hi. We lived in Chehalis for a while in the 90's. Nice area down there. I did find I needed to carry pepper spray for dogs, but bucolic, yessirree.
01-06-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,586
Posted By randallr

Wow. Intriguing. Could be a game-changer. For...

Wow. Intriguing. Could be a game-changer. For anyone already possessing an IGH it would be fairly cheap to stick one's toe into the belt drive water and see how it goes. No need for a new bike. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,566
Posted By randallr

Wow, rather gloomy outlooks on commuting in some...

Wow, rather gloomy outlooks on commuting in some posts in this thread. Guess those folks don't live in Denver.
Today I rode my bike to the bus (I do an intermodal bike/bus commute to work when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,227
Posted By randallr

Thank you, JohnJ80 for that advice out of...

Thank you, JohnJ80 for that advice out of Minnesota about how no combination of shoe covers on summer shoes can substitute for winter shoes. Based on that I went out and got some Sidi Zeros, bought...
12-30-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,589
Posted By randallr

I just bought a pair of Sidi Zeros from...

I just bought a pair of Sidi Zeros from Competitive Cyclist, same decision OP is considering. Took them out yesterday in 28 to 36 F weather and found that a winter shoe is way superior to my summer...
12-28-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,586
Posted By randallr

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1520x1166/screen_shot_2018_12_28_at_7_17_23_am_917c2e936ee07d9fcaff8fc24aa2482b024f6aa7.jpg

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Image from Cantitoe Road
Replies: 88
Views: 6,496
Posted By randallr

In Sept2018 British Airways charged us nothing...

In Sept2018 British Airways charged us nothing for our bikes, packed in boxes, weighing less than 23kg each, flying Denver to Munich.
12-03-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,484
Posted By randallr

In the early 70's I had a Raleigh Grand Prix and...

In the early 70's I had a Raleigh Grand Prix and a guy was working on it in the shop. I have always had a practice of putting talcum powder on the tube, more back then than now. The steel rims were...
11-29-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 6,543
Posted By randallr

:o) I like to also factor in the cost of...

:o)

I like to also factor in the cost of driving a car to the same location. I think I'm getting close to having amortized the Gunnar when I look at total expense of this and my previous commuting...
11-29-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 6,543
Posted By randallr

Sorry, you are correct. Here's the corrected...

Sorry, you are correct. Here's the corrected number: 54 cents per mile over somewhere between 9200 miles and 10000. I have kind of a long commute.
11-29-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 6,543
Posted By randallr

29 cents/mile for me, but my bike is still fairly...

29 cents/mile for me, but my bike is still fairly new (only 17 months), so that cost is dropping as it gets amortized
Forum: Touring
10-31-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 94,732
Posted By randallr

Fantastic shot!

Wow, that is excellent. Composition, tracking the subject in motion, lighting, look on the subject's face. Really nice. I learn some things from this shot.
08-19-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,108
Posted By randallr

Oh, there's nothing to sue about - road rash, and...

Oh, there's nothing to sue about - road rash, and my bike just had a brake lever I needed to easily re-align. The owner did finally start hesitantly walking over to me after I got up, asked if I was...
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