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Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By tcarl

I spent a night in the McKeesport Hostel last...

I spent a night in the McKeesport Hostel last summer. The people running it are very friendly, helpful and love to have visitors. I found the hostel was completely equipped with everything you'd...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By tcarl

Last summer I did all three of these trails:...

Last summer I did all three of these trails: Katy, GAP and C&O. I found each one distinctly different from each other; each one was noticeably better than the other two in one area and noticeably...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By tcarl

First two times I rode the Katy end to end was...

First two times I rode the Katy end to end was westbound. Last summer I did it eastbound for the first time. I don't know if I have a favorite direction. The first time I rode it I don't remember...
Forum: Touring
04-06-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By tcarl

I did the GAP/C&O last summer - late July, early...

I did the GAP/C&O last summer - late July, early August. It was pretty wet, which apparently was unusual for that time of year. If you have hybrid/CX bike with tires as wide as you mentioned you'll...
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By tcarl

I rode it last June. What do you want to know...

I rode it last June. What do you want to know about it? It's approximately 50 miles from Pleasant Hill on the west and Windsor on the east. Last June about 10 miles on the east end hadn't had the...
04-05-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,943
Posted By tcarl

I'm a recreational rider, have used tubulars for...

I'm a recreational rider, have used tubulars for years and love them. I can feel a difference between them and clinchers. I've been riding either Continental or Tufo tires and use the Tufo gluing...
Forum: Touring
03-31-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,719
Posted By tcarl

I did the Pittsburgh - Wash. trip last summer -...

I did the Pittsburgh - Wash. trip last summer - loaded touring, camping and cooking gear, etc. so my bike was much heavier than yours. I had Marathon Mondial 700x37 tires and they did find, so I...
03-15-18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By tcarl

Until recently I had a shimano biopace 42-52 road...

Until recently I had a shimano biopace 42-52 road crankset on a bike with a suntour Superbe front derailleur and Suntour barcon (friction) bar end shifters. It shifted just fine. It sounds like your...
03-12-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By tcarl

The people at the shop that can talk to you in...

The people at the shop that can talk to you in person and actually see you on the bikes are going to be a lot more helpful than those of us "out here". Talk to the shop.
03-11-18, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By tcarl

Those look like old Cannondale panniers. I have...

Those look like old Cannondale panniers. I have some. They've lasted well, and the mounting system has worked well for me. Yes, you have figured out how to mount them correctly.
03-06-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By tcarl

If someone else put it in the recycling bin, then...

If someone else put it in the recycling bin, then he took it out and took it home, that sounds like stealing from the company. Then he posts it publically. What could happen? Maybe he could get fired.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,298
Posted By tcarl

42x15 for me.

42x15 for me.
02-11-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By tcarl

Make sure the tires are tubeless ready! I know...

Make sure the tires are tubeless ready! I know someone who rode tubeless with "non tubeless" tires. Fortunately she wasn't hurt very badly from the crash when her front tire did "burp" (see post...
01-29-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,329
Posted By tcarl

I'm very happy with my Roark and will recommend...

I'm very happy with my Roark and will recommend them.
01-17-18, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By tcarl

I've never heard of a steel Cannondale frame.

I've never heard of a steel Cannondale frame.
01-17-18, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By tcarl

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking about or...

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking about or looking for, but Sturmey Archer makes a (standard) three speed hub with a freehub for an 8/9/10 speed Shimano casette. Would that be helpful for you?
01-12-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By tcarl

Your welcome. You mentioned that you don't have a...

Your welcome. You mentioned that you don't have a Superbe FD yet. If you go shopping for one somewhere (like Ebay) be aware that the Cannondale ST have a 1 1/4 inch seat tube, vs. the standard 1 1/8...
01-12-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By tcarl

Up until about a month ago I was using a Suntour...

Up until about a month ago I was using a Suntour Cyclone FD on a '84 Cannondale ST with 30-40-50 chainrings. I had used that setup for years. I then swapped around parts and now have on the same bike...
12-25-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By tcarl

In reading your original post what stuck out to...

In reading your original post what stuck out to me was that your proposed new bike has "clearance for 30mm tires". I immediately thought 'I've never heard of a 30 mm tire (just 28 and 32)". I looked...
12-19-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,013
Posted By tcarl

My opinion - based on what I own: I have two...

My opinion - based on what I own: I have two "racing" bikes. One is definitely a criterium bike - very fast, very quick handling, but not comfortable for more than about an hour or so of riding. The...
Forum: Touring
12-07-17, 12:49 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,214
Posted By tcarl

Back in the dim past (1970's for example) before...

Back in the dim past (1970's for example) before things like disc brakes and v brakes had been invented, cantilever brakes were used in all heavy duty situations, meaning loaded touring bikes and...
Forum: Touring
12-07-17, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By tcarl

I have to agree with some of the others. If the...

I have to agree with some of the others. If the part was gradually failing and you continued to use it rather than replace it, that's not Arkel's fault. On the advice of an experienced tourist, on my...
12-06-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,744
Posted By tcarl

I wear a thin wool base layer, then a pair of...

I wear a thin wool base layer, then a pair of normal thickness wool socks, then a pair of thick hiking socks - the layering principle that I use for the rest of me. To get all that to fit in my shoes...
12-03-17, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By tcarl

I was considering using a Sturmey Archer hub for...

I was considering using a Sturmey Archer hub for loaded touring, but somewhere in all their technical documents I saw it written that this hub was not to be used on tandems or mountains bikes, but...
Forum: Touring
11-26-17, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By tcarl

Amtrak train 422 (Texas Eagle) will carry an...

Amtrak train 422 (Texas Eagle) will carry an unboxed bicycle in the baggage car between stations with checked baggage (that includes El Paso and Austin). You hand the bike up to the person in the...
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