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Forum: Commuting
11-30-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
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.
07-30-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,215
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: 223
Posted By randallr

Welcome (from Colorado).

Welcome (from Colorado).
07-03-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,241
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...
06-13-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
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: 2,139
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: 2,139
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: 424
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: 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...
03-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
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...
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,257
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.
02-08-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,139
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: 929
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. ...
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: 2,491,232
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: 959
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: 2,491,232
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: 2,914
Views: 475,956
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: 2,914
Views: 475,956
Posted By randallr

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11-26-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,439
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.
11-09-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,386
Posted By randallr

My Gunnar. Thing is so comfy, so silent, fit is...

My Gunnar. Thing is so comfy, so silent, fit is so perfect.
11-09-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By randallr

This may be what you are seeking Ortlieb...

This may be what you are seeking

Ortlieb site spare parts (https://www.ortlieb.com/usa_en/inserts-for-ql2-1-hooks)
10-30-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,960
Posted By randallr

+1 I looked for the word "amortize" in this...

+1 I looked for the word "amortize" in this thread and didn't see it, so I'll add it. One can look at the total price on the bike, OR one can divide that total price by the miles ridden.
10-02-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,078
Posted By randallr

I did a bike/bus commute (and sometimes a bike...

I did a bike/bus commute (and sometimes a bike only commute if weather and time allowed) for the past 5.5 years, except as interrupted by Covid. Things I needed to know about bus commute: 1) In our...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,048
Posted By randallr

Yep, it's great to discover all that, especially...

Yep, it's great to discover all that, especially point #1. Something so fine about traveling so far under one's own power alone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By randallr

Hi, FastFwd01. I live in the Denver metro area...

Hi, FastFwd01. I live in the Denver metro area and ride most days. I have been wearing shorts and a light wool polo shirt this week. If I were doing the Denver Century I would have a light wind shell...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By randallr

Yeah, W. Washington is really beautiful. I used...

Yeah, W. Washington is really beautiful. I used to do backcountry skiing on Hurricane Ridge - awesome. We met on Rainier - awesome.
09-09-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By randallr

I rode something similar (Continental Contact...

I rode something similar (Continental Contact Winter) for a year in 2016 until I had slipped and fallen on ice four times (no damage, just minor stuff), then went to Schwalbe Winter studs. The...
08-21-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By randallr

Thanks for the photos, and the story. We salute...

Thanks for the photos, and the story. We salute your fortitude!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,737
Posted By randallr

Adventure cycling dot org has maps of cross...

Adventure cycling dot org has maps of cross country routes out west that avoid interstates.
07-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,466
Posted By randallr

This is my experience, also. But I am running...

This is my experience, also. But I am running Paul Components cantilever brakes.
Replies: 82
Views: 10,317
Posted By randallr

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Yep. Oh, and the stem is now flipped so...
Replies: 82
Views: 10,317
Posted By randallr

Two thoughts: 1) Numerous folks have spoken...

Two thoughts:
1) Numerous folks have spoken about the need for a durable wheel on PBP. A rear wheel with a Rohloff hub is symmetric (no dish) and thus inherently stronger than a dished rear wheel...
07-20-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,188
Posted By randallr

I prefer to buy from places where there are labor...

I prefer to buy from places where there are labor laws that get enforced and maybe even unions.
07-05-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,975
Posted By randallr

I choose not use my money to support Amazon's...

I choose not use my money to support Amazon's desire to take over all retail.
07-03-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,129
Posted By randallr

The advent of air-hardening steels (like Reynolds...

The advent of air-hardening steels (like Reynolds 853) allowed improvements in frame design and construction not seen in the Reynolds 531 era.
05-20-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 138,051
Posted By randallr

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05-01-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,811
Posted By randallr

Olive oil for cleaning grease from hands

Today I did some work that got chain grease on my hands. As I have done for 50 years after working on bikes and cars, I started to reach for some detergent to wash it off. Then, there on the...
04-22-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By randallr

Getting back onto the topic of the original...

Getting back onto the topic of the original poster:
...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,820
Posted By randallr

Shoes can tend to get soaked. When I commuted in...

Shoes can tend to get soaked. When I commuted in Seattle I used to have a spare pair, along with dry socks, in the office.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,049
Posted By randallr

I ride all the way in and all the way home on my...

I ride all the way in and all the way home on my commute when weather permits. 46 miles round trip, I am 65. Don't do that every day, however.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,049
Posted By randallr

Hey, if you have time and the route is good,...

Hey, if you have time and the route is good, enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By randallr

On the plus side: 1) I am guessing there's...

On the plus side:
1) I am guessing there's little traffic to deal with on this country road
2) Downhill to work means you won't arrive sweaty
3) Once you have reached the strength to do this...
01-02-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By randallr

Yes, I have the same sense about my Gunnar...

Yes, I have the same sense about my Gunnar Crosshairs. That bike will pass from me by way of my will.
12-08-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5,286
Views: 3,726,923
Posted By randallr

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Indian Peaks, sunrise, a few miles from home
11-15-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,721
Posted By randallr

Yay for our new bike riding pres

Yay for our new bike riding pres
10-16-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 692
Posted By randallr

Colorado 72 (Coal Ck Canyon) open to bikes with new 4ft shoulder

CDOT announced in the past week or so that they're done with the long project to rebuild flood damage in Coal Ck Canyon and now we have a 4 ft wide shoulder on the uphill (westbound) lane from the...
09-19-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,454
Posted By randallr

"All creatures of our God and King, lift up your...

"All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing"
Yep, I sing. Riding through fields before dawn, stars resplendent above.
07-25-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By randallr

I have fond memories of riding with my dad. I...

I have fond memories of riding with my dad. I have new memories of riding with my son, as he carries our granddaughters. Joyful.
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