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07-21-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By cabledawg

Only incentive I get is locked storage (our heavy...

Only incentive I get is locked storage (our heavy equipment building which has limited access) and a shower. Oh and sometimes I get to leave early as we get three hours each week for gym time and I...
07-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By cabledawg

It's been good so far. I've been on the trails...

It's been good so far. I've been on the trails about a half dozen times, mostly just greens and blues and shorter runs. I did find out that my tires are too wide so i cant shift down into the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,057
Posted By cabledawg

I keep and know how to use a set of tools on my...

I keep and know how to use a set of tools on my bike. They're intended to get me back home, not do full maintenance or extensive repair. And I've been able to get a few other folks home as well...
07-14-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By cabledawg

Come on folks, let's stay civil. Yes there...

Come on folks, let's stay civil.

Yes there are men who shave more than just their face/head. The reasons can be professional (Olympic swimmers) or personal (I didn't like my mangy hair growth). ...
07-13-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By cabledawg

I'm on amlodipine and have only noticed an...

I'm on amlodipine and have only noticed an intolerance to the cold. I get chilly quick and nothing short of the surface of the sun can warm me up. As for riding, I haven't seen a change in my...
07-13-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By cabledawg

I know I take no personal offense to being called...

I know I take no personal offense to being called feminine. Takes a lot more than that to offend me ;)
07-13-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By cabledawg

I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to...

I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to epilate her legs all the time. After about the first two times, it only needed a touch up once a month and it wasn't the thick regular hairs coming...
07-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By cabledawg

Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had...

Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had the mange. My legs looked splotchy, random places on my arms, shoulders and back would get hair while others didn't. Then I recently started...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,190
Posted By cabledawg

It's a beast and a work in progress over the...

It's a beast and a work in progress over the years. It's a hodgepodge of different brands and parts, basically whatever I felt needed to be changed or added to make it more versatile. Because the...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,190
Posted By cabledawg

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My 98 GT MTB converted to a cargo bike with 2.15 Schwalbe Big...
07-07-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By cabledawg

Epilator. Still gotta get a trimmer to knock...

Epilator. Still gotta get a trimmer to knock down the overgrowth but epilators work wonders for long term hair management. Warning though, it's painful at first. Just do little sections at a time...
07-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By cabledawg

I looked at it this weekend and it's a Suntour SR...

I looked at it this weekend and it's a Suntour SR fork. The fork on my cargo bike is a Rock Shox and I got them mixed up but don't ask me how :foo:
07-05-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By cabledawg

"Cabledawg" as in USAF 2E6X2/3D1X7. As for...

"Cabledawg" as in USAF 2E6X2/3D1X7.

As for the fork, it's a basic spring shock with the preloads almost maxed out. It likely needs a rebuild (assuming there's such a thing for a low end...
07-02-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By cabledawg

Did my second ride last night. Place was busy...

Did my second ride last night. Place was busy but again, everyone was friendly. This time I did two loops on the same path I ran the other day. First run was way too fast but man getting air under...
06-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By cabledawg

I'll likely have to work on getting better...

I'll likely have to work on getting better equipment too, but for now the Avalanche should let me get around until I get more comfortable. Or I might do what I did with my old GT and start swapping...
06-30-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By cabledawg

First time back on the dirt trails in over 20 years

I quit mountain biking when my wife found out she was pregnant with our first kid. Then a storage unit fire claimed my tricked out early model GT Karakorum. Shortly after I bought a Schwinn hybrid,...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 19,122
Posted By cabledawg

Had a big(ish) win today. Current commute is...

Had a big(ish) win today. Current commute is only 4 miles one way riding my longtail e-assisted cargo bike. I usually have my day bag, lunchbox and tool bag so my bike weighs a ton. I can pedal...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By cabledawg

I had one just like this back in the day. the...

I had one just like this back in the day. the first bike I ever bought with my own money and was my ticket to freedom in high school. Became my weekend toy even after I started driving/working. I...
06-23-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 64,829
Posted By cabledawg

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Just picked this up over the weekend. Not all original as the...
06-23-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By cabledawg

Part of my morning commute is on a MUP for about...

Part of my morning commute is on a MUP for about two miles and it's always empty that early in the morning. This weekend, however, my ride to the grocery store takes my another mile and half down...
06-18-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,099
Posted By cabledawg

My bike, before tools, water and whatever else...

My bike, before tools, water and whatever else I'm carrying, can weigh in at 110lbs. That's my longtail cargo bike with e-assist, the Wideloaders and the Sidecar. It's rideable without the motor...
06-17-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,099
Posted By cabledawg

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having...

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having e-assist means more bike commuting for me. With a back injury that causes weakness on one side and now a knee injury on the other side, there's days...
06-17-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By cabledawg

The MUPs around my area aren't bad. They get a...

The MUPs around my area aren't bad. They get a little congested on the weekends and especially if the weather is nice, but it's tolerable. Since I typically ride to commute, I'm not offended to...
06-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By cabledawg

That's a pretty slick setup you've got with those...

That's a pretty slick setup you've got with those bikes. My daughter (now 13) still rides her 24" single speed cruiser, but we also don't have many hills and she just rides to have some slow speed...
03-25-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,539
Posted By cabledawg

Still ride to work and still ride for groceries. ...

Still ride to work and still ride for groceries. Well when the weather is decent. I've learned to deal with the cold, but I still don't like the rain and I wont ride in the snow. And when I'm not...
03-09-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By cabledawg

Couple of years ago the Mrs and I had to make a...

Couple of years ago the Mrs and I had to make a cross country trip. The morning we left, we found a cardinal head in our bedroom doorway. Nothing else, just the head. Pretty sure it was a message...
02-26-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,193
Posted By cabledawg

I use mine mostly for hills and to get started...

I use mine mostly for hills and to get started from a stop. I'll also use it for headwinds and really long flat areas for when my knees need a break. I dont use PAS, throttle only and only just...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,656
Posted By cabledawg

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Currently using a late 90's GT Karakorum 24 spd MTB equipped with...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By cabledawg

I have my cargo equipped with a motor now so bike...

I have my cargo equipped with a motor now so bike commuting is much easier. Started this past fall and while I'm still a "fair weather" commuter, I've put in way more miles than I would have in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,864
Posted By cabledawg

First ride of 2019 (well kinda). Cool, dry, 48...

First ride of 2019 (well kinda). Cool, dry, 48 deg when I left the house. Did 11.8 miles in about 58 minutes but that's including a stop at the gas station for Gatorade and a banana. Only used the...
04-29-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,353
Posted By cabledawg

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a...

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a commuter bike? Took an early 2000's GT Karakorum MTB, replaced the knobbies with some Schwalbe balloon tires, added a Free Rad longtail frame and hopefully...
02-22-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By cabledawg

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02-19-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By cabledawg

I actually did this with my Xtra. Unfortunately I...

I actually did this with my Xtra. Unfortunately I dont have pics of the setup (daughter has long since outgrown the TAB). What I did was fab a new mount that attached to the Flight Deck (I dont...
01-22-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,934
Posted By cabledawg

So it's doing this while the handlebars stay...

So it's doing this while the handlebars stay straight ahead? If so, then I'd check the clamps at the base of the handlebars to ensure they are tight. Since I dont own one or have one available for...
10-21-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 64,829
Posted By cabledawg

I'd have to go measure it to compare to the Trek...

I'd have to go measure it to compare to the Trek Transport. It's roughly 13 inches longer than the bike's normal wheelbase using the FreeRadical. Originally this FreeRad was on my older Schwinn...
10-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 64,829
Posted By cabledawg

Here's my (I'm guessing 1999 based on rgreener's...

Here's my (I'm guessing 1999 based on rgreener's post) Karakoram converted to a longtail cargo bike.
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10-12-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,325
Posted By cabledawg

If I was a little closer, I'd help you set up...

If I was a little closer, I'd help you set up your Tow-Gator. I used one for a while and had no issues with it. I even built a DIY bracket so I could use it with my longtail cargo bike. I will...
10-12-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,701
Posted By cabledawg

My wife used a regular bike child seat when our...

My wife used a regular bike child seat when our youngest son was <2 and the older two (3/4) were in a bike trailer. All she had was a typical women's hybrid bike and a single kickstand. I think...
10-12-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,508
Posted By cabledawg

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I was...

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I was curious if anyone has ever found a K2 (1990 based on the info listed above) that had the Purple Haze paint job? I had one (my first bike purchase ever at...
07-06-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,310
Posted By cabledawg

I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it...

I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it super tight and it'll float up/down with the terrain. Most of my bikes have a lip on the fork and that helps but my daughter's bike (70's stingray style)...
07-04-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,310
Posted By cabledawg

This is my setup. I've not towed anything for...

This is my setup. I've not towed anything for any long distances, but it works great when the kiddo tuckers out before we're done riding. It's not load bearing so you cant have a bike with a rider...
07-04-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By cabledawg

As a regular driver of large vehicles, I can say...

As a regular driver of large vehicles, I can say that when it comes to vehicle vs cyclist, SUV's can be more dangerous. Sitting up higher gives the driver a better, less obstructed view of the road...
12-26-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By cabledawg

Check craigslist or FB's Marketplace. That's how...

Check craigslist or FB's Marketplace. That's how I found my second Xtra for the wife's bike. Half the cost of a new base unit and I got bags and the top plate too.

I have the opposite experience...
07-16-17, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,593
Posted By cabledawg

Xtracycle Cargo Node Folding Cargo Bike...

Xtracycle Cargo Node Folding Cargo Bike (http://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-node/)

It's spendy, but it fits the requirements you stated. Somewhere in the homemade section, someone built a similar...
07-16-17, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,957
Posted By cabledawg

The only beef I have with the InStep double seat...

The only beef I have with the InStep double seat trailers is that the seat is one wide seat with two harnesses. Our older Schwinn trailer had two separate "buckets" in the seat. The difference is...
05-30-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,878
Posted By cabledawg

I have to second kbarj. Determine your kid's...

I have to second kbarj. Determine your kid's level of riding first and go from there. Not riding that much? Box store bike will fine as long as you verify it was assembled properly. My experience...
01-15-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,982
Posted By cabledawg

FreeRadical cargo bike. Post office, hardware...

FreeRadical cargo bike. Post office, hardware store, groceries, or just family rides. It's long and heavy but comfortable to ride with tons of stuff on the back. I also have a flatbed trailer if I...
11-24-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,044
Posted By cabledawg

A couple years ago, after my wife went through...

A couple years ago, after my wife went through her CCW class, I bought her her first carry gun. I got a compact frame in 9mm thinking that her smaller hands would fit it better and the small size...
11-21-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 443,429
Posted By cabledawg

GT Karakoram with FR longtail kit. Tires were...

GT Karakoram with FR longtail kit. Tires were swapped to Schwalbe Marathons for better load handling and smoother ride. I have a homemade adapter for a trail-a-bike that attaches to the flight deck...
11-18-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 443,429
Posted By cabledawg

Me likey! I have a Karakoram for the front half...

Me likey! I have a Karakoram for the front half of mine. I'll grab a pic tomorrow and post it up. :thumb:
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