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07-01-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By andychrist

I’ve used Ortliebs too but they’re not perfectly...

I’ve used Ortliebs too but they’re not perfectly compatible with every type of rack, had to invert the lower tongue to catch on the horizontal member. Also not great for unloading because they don’t...
07-01-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By andychrist

Didn’t bother putting drain holes in the kitty...

Didn’t bother putting drain holes in the kitty litter panniers because I only use them for shopping in fair weather; touring would be a different story. Besides, they are ridged on the bottom so...
06-30-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By andychrist

Thanks 56 but I’m a non-vampire teetotaler. :p ...

Thanks 56 but I’m a non-vampire teetotaler. :p

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163101462_ab9c7f660b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2go1u65)
Igloo Bicycle Panniers (https://flic.kr/p/2go1u65) by...
06-30-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By andychrist

Cool Make your own panniers

With J-Hooks and Bungee Straps from JANDD Mountaineering

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48158729941_b6ddd0a5ee_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gnC5A2)
Recumbent Bicycle Kitty Litter Panniers...
Forum: Recumbent
08-25-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By andychrist

Have you checked the pedals? I can never for the...

Have you checked the pedals? I can never for the life of me tell the difference between when my [magnesium platform] pedals are shot or the [external] bottom bracket is fubared — they both always...
05-11-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,177
Posted By andychrist

Eh, just trimmed the length by 2" as had to take...

Eh, just trimmed the length by 2" as had to take it all apart anyway to install the new maple ply bed.

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx4/andychrist7/image_zps6xcu4xgx.jpeg...
05-11-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,177
Posted By andychrist

Thanks guys for all your responses, think I got...

Thanks guys for all your responses, think I got the trailer pretty well dialed in, just needs either a couple inches off the rear or maybe a narrow tool caddy to fill the void.
...
05-11-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,177
Posted By andychrist

Yeah, picked up some screw eyes to go into the...

Yeah, picked up some screw eyes to go into the side lips. There are seven parallel grooves on the 35-Gal Action Packer's lid but I don't think that many bungee cords will strictly be necessary to tie...
05-10-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,177
Posted By andychrist

Ordered the 35-Gal, not the 24. But the specs...

Ordered the 35-Gal, not the 24. But the specs online are all over the place.
05-10-16, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,177
Posted By andychrist

Well I originally was gonna go with two separate...

Well I originally was gonna go with two separate containers, but it's sooo difficult to find accurate measurements of anything online and couldn't come up with a combo that was sure to fit as well as...
05-09-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,177
Posted By andychrist

Well I couldn't find a container from among those...

Well I couldn't find a container from among those suggested any closer to 36" in length than the 35-Gal Rubbermaid ActionPacker. Walmart 's price of ~$60 was lower than any place else's and free...
05-08-16, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,177
Posted By andychrist

Need good bin for flatbed

So took my old Burley Nomad with the cracked frame and worn-out canvass, converted it to a flat bed. Oak dowels purchased as replacements for lower members came 36" long, didn't bother to cut them...
05-07-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Well seeing that the Burley frame was not fully...

Well seeing that the Burley frame was not fully repairable, converted the thing to a flat bed to use with my Giro 20 on recycling runs; will be towing the new Quik-Pak on my old LWB with the 28 drive...
05-02-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,139
Posted By andychrist

Okay I see they're Kenda Kontacts on the...

Okay I see they're Kenda Kontacts on the Quik-Pak, 20x 1.75. Going for $17.37 on Amazon right now.

Here's my recumbent mountain cargo bike all set up again:
...
05-02-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,139
Posted By andychrist

Well I got a good deal on the Tracers, $22.49...

Well I got a good deal on the Tracers, $22.49 apiece and free shipping because I also ordered a new Continental Touring Plus Reflex for my drive wheel. When these Tracers first came out they were...
04-30-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,139
Posted By andychrist

Well the thing is that the Schwalbe Tracer is...

Well the thing is that the Schwalbe Tracer is designed precisely for trailers so SHOULD be the best bet. Yeah I could always go with their 20" Marathon GG but those things are pretty heavy and...
04-30-16, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,139
Posted By andychrist

Schwalbe Tracers

Ordered a Quik-Pak trailer, comes with either 20x 1.50 or 1.75 tires, brand not specified either. In case they are not so hot, thinking I'd replace them with the Schwalbe Tracer HS 418 Bicycle...
04-25-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Well upon disassembly of the Burley to replace...

Well upon disassembly of the Burley to replace the worn canvasses I discovered that part of the aluminum frame was cracked. Thought I could replace it with the identical member from my older Nomad...
03-24-16, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Um... I put over 20,000 miles on my first Nomad...

Um... I put over 20,000 miles on my first Nomad before the wheels fell off. But I have no control over how municipalities design their walkways and commercial centers. So where there are no curb cuts...
10-16-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Yeah I actually have a grommet gun in my tool bag...

Yeah I actually have a grommet gun in my tool bag here. Dunno where I put the grommets though (recently moved and am still not all unpacked.) Like I said though the new floor comes with a vinyl...
10-16-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

The first Nomad I bought was made in the USA and...

The first Nomad I bought was made in the USA and the canvass was sewn all irregular; second one was perfect. Wheels began coming off first one by themselves but I must have gotten 20,000 mile out of...
10-13-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Um... My Nomad trailer already has 16" wheels, I...

Um... My Nomad trailer already has 16" wheels, I was looking for 20" in a new one.

Anyway I bit the bullet and ordered a new canvas floor and cover from Burley at enormous expense. Not the...
10-09-15, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Nah I almost never disconnect the trailer, it's...

Nah I almost never disconnect the trailer, it's on my cargo bike and they generally stay coupled together under my porch when not in use. On the rare occasion that I do wheel it separately, it's...
10-09-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Thanks Cyclo! The hitch on that trailer...

Thanks Cyclo!

The hitch on that trailer looks kinda Burleyish though.
10-09-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Thanks guys. But it seems the Carry Freedom is no...

Thanks guys. But it seems the Carry Freedom is no longer available anywhere here in the States; if I'm wrong, anyone have a link to the 20" model?

Burley's current flatbed is just 16" and like I...
10-06-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By andychrist

Cargo trailer for Utility, not Touring

Am on my second Burley Nomad and already the canvas is wearing on the front bottom, due to contact with curbs. Poor design to have the frame so low in that particular area. Was looking at the...
06-09-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By andychrist

Best App for Recording Cycling Videos?

So there are a few routes I regularly repeat in and around NYC and Upstate that might make interesting/instructional videos, so that potential riders could preview mini-bike tours. Trouble is they...
05-16-15, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,104
Posted By andychrist

451705 https://flic.kr/p/sCnodc ...

451705

https://flic.kr/p/sCnodc
https://flic.kr/p/t1ehcZ
https://flic.kr/p/sZYMdL

I fashioned my own reflecting shield from the bottom of a can of baker's cocoa. To mount it to my Yinding...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By andychrist

The "secret" to riding with platforms, especially...

The "secret" to riding with platforms, especially on a 'bent, is super stiff shoes and pedals with really sharp pins. I set up both my LWB Mach 2 and Giro 20 that way (as well as my Fuji del Rey...
05-13-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By andychrist

Most high power bicycle lamps nowadays utilze...

Most high power bicycle lamps nowadays utilze Cree LEDs, look for XM-L2 or XP-G2. The XP-L has recently been revised but has not yet been widely implemented.

I've owned numerous Bell products and...
05-07-15, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By andychrist

Battery charge indicators are all notoriously...

Battery charge indicators are all notoriously fickle. The more responsible manufacturers will put a disclaimer in the instruction manual, explaining that battery voltage is unstable during use, so...
05-02-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,556
Posted By andychrist

Amazon.com : Ultra Bright 1600 Lumens...

Amazon.com : Ultra Bright 1600 Lumens Rechargeable Mountain Bike Light with Cree XP-G2 Neutral White LED - Bike Headlight - LED Bike Light-Suitable for: Mountain Biking, Downhill, Touring, Commuting...
04-30-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By andychrist

http://www.amazon.com/Panlong®-Roswheel-Updated-Sm...

http://www.amazon.com/Panlong®-Roswheel-Updated-Smartphone-Smartphones/dp/B00LZFVT6S/ref=sr_1_18?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1430394999&sr=1-18&keywords=frame+bag
Forum: Commuting
04-28-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By andychrist

Schwalbe Marathons with GreenGuard have the best...

Schwalbe Marathons with GreenGuard have the best puncture protection, wear like iron, and are available for MTB up to 2" width; highest maximum pressure you will will find in that size. It's the only...
04-24-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,685
Posted By andychrist

Last place I tried ordering the PBSF clone turned...

Last place I tried ordering the PBSF clone turned out they were out of stock, took them a couple of months to send me a different lamp I chose — which after a simple mod, turned out to be about as...
03-16-15, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By andychrist

Well there is risk while charging any battery;...

Well there is risk while charging any battery; low grade or mismatched cells without proper protection are of course more potentially dangerous in this regard than trusted brands with built-in...
03-15-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By andychrist

Yes, a fire extinguisher. Not trying to be...

Yes, a fire extinguisher.

Not trying to be snarky but really, stay away from cheapo battery packs and chargers. For one thing, the capacity of those packs will be a fraction of what's advertised,...
03-15-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 271,399
Posted By andychrist

439268 ...

439268

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38426223@N05/sets/72157651076813781/

439269

There are a lot of new bicycle lamps available now with Cree's latest Neutral White XM-L2 and XP-G2 LED.
...
12-23-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By andychrist

Les vieillards aiment à donner de bons préceptes...

Les vieillards aiment à donner de bons préceptes pour se consoler de n'être plus en état de donner de mauvais exemples. —François de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
12-21-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By andychrist

Get 'Bent

+1

Same experience here, tried umpteen different saddles, the more heavily padded the worse. Even Brooks did not help all that much, ten miles was my limit too. Now all I ride are 'bents, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,053
Posted By andychrist

I got the 1400 lumen "Mickey Mouse" Magic Shine,...

I got the 1400 lumen "Mickey Mouse" Magic Shine, the one with the two little lights on the sides. Works great because you can conserve power by running just the side lights on full when climbing,...
12-20-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,605
Posted By andychrist

I've used Wald folding baskets for years and...

I've used Wald folding baskets for years and never had a problem with them giving way. Only trouble is that they are heavy, about five pounds per basket and not easily removable. Panniers have the...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,878
Posted By andychrist

You can get a brush or spray-on rust finish from...

You can get a brush or spray-on rust finish from an art supply store. Looks nice and crappy!

http://brushmasters.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/reactive-rust-finish/
12-15-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,449
Posted By andychrist

There was something wrong with that link. Here...

There was something wrong with that link. Here is the correct one (http://www.google.com/patents/US20120104723).
12-11-12, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,449
Posted By andychrist

Thanks for the explanation, that makes a lot of...

Thanks for the explanation, that makes a lot of sense. Btw, could you tell us a little about how the hand crank integrates with the rest of the drive train, or is that top secret? Also, do you have...
12-11-12, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,449
Posted By andychrist

From what I can make out of the video, this...

From what I can make out of the video, this system does not employ an additional chain and ring for the hand input — the mechanism was not visible to me at all, suggesting perhaps an internal shaft...
12-10-12, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,449
Posted By andychrist

I like that the hand mechanism and pedals can be...

I like that the hand mechanism and pedals can be operated both independently and in conjunction with each other. The only little design flaw I can see is that it seems the rider has to maintain a...
12-08-12, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By andychrist

No the B-Tension screw does not hold anything...

No the B-Tension screw does not hold anything together, it just keeps things apart, like the L and H limit screws do.
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,348
Posted By andychrist

Here (http://r.ebay.com/42mi8K)'s another...

Here (http://r.ebay.com/42mi8K)'s another aluminum rack with a 30 kg capacity. Comes set up for 26" wheels but includes mounts for 700C as well. Also available from UK only, $40 and free shipping. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By andychrist

REI has a gigantic new store in the Puck Building...

REI has a gigantic new store in the Puck Building on Houston and Lafayette. They will cheerfully order for you anything they don't have in stock so you can try it before buying.
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