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Forum: Touring
09-21-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,131
Posted By oddtanlines

I have used an ENO hammock a few times. Bought...

I have used an ENO hammock a few times. Bought the whole kit- rain fly, bug net. Like: camping in the rain (set up over a mud puddle? No problem), stayed dry, and it's extremely light. Don't like:...
Forum: Touring
05-23-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,748
Posted By oddtanlines

Adventure Cycling membership giveaway

The magazine alone is worth the membership. I joined last year and don't regret it. If you're interested in reading about bicycle touring - and not the latest in Lycra and carbon wheels, it's the...
Forum: Touring
02-17-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By oddtanlines

Here's an interesting link...

Here's an interesting link (http://familyonbikes.org/blog/2008/12/bob-vs-extrawheel-%E2%80%93-a-bike-trailer-comparison/) from a person who has used both the BoB and the Extrawheel. I was heading...
01-20-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,731
Posted By oddtanlines

I had a similar experience to some of the posts...

I had a similar experience to some of the posts above. After a long drive out east, I was playing racquetball while experiencing gut-wrenching pain in my right leg. The next morning, I came out of...
Forum: Introductions
10-08-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By oddtanlines

Greetings from a fellow Minnesotan. I hope you...

Greetings from a fellow Minnesotan. I hope you enjoy the ride here. You live in a great city for cycling!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By oddtanlines

I have had the brakes on the bike for many miles...

I have had the brakes on the bike for many miles and lots of braking, so this is not part of the "breaking-in" period. And once it stopped raining, they stopped squealing. It was shockingly loud!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By oddtanlines

Squeaky When Wet - Disc brakes on my road bike

This past weekend I had the opportunity to try out my Hope V-Brakes in the rain. I was all kinds of excited about using reliable hydraulic disc brakes in the rain... I'm tall and, therefore, heavier...
08-11-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 446,623
Posted By oddtanlines

what do old people ride, lets see your bike[s]

Here's what this 50-year old rides
06-23-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,458
Posted By oddtanlines

I have also had many cramping issues - mostly in...

I have also had many cramping issues - mostly in my thighs. I have tried everything I could get my hands on... potassium-rich foods, Gatorade and the like, Sports Legs and loads of water. Three weeks...
12-31-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,400
Posted By oddtanlines

What's your favorite book about bicycling?

Great reference piece for future reading from crazy guy on a bike. That's a lot of touring books! Is it on the Touring thread?
Forum: Foo
12-29-12, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29,933
Views: 5,330,522
Posted By oddtanlines

Studied Animal Husbandry in college... later...

Studied Animal Husbandry in college... later married a goat.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By oddtanlines

I was able to fulfill a long term dream and get a...

I was able to fulfill a long term dream and get a custom bike. What a ride!
12-29-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,400
Posted By oddtanlines

Just ordered Cycling Home from Siberia". Thanks...

Just ordered Cycling Home from Siberia". Thanks etw.
12-29-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,248
Posted By oddtanlines

That bike looks too small for Big Bill. ...

That bike looks too small for Big Bill.

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12-29-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,248
Posted By oddtanlines

Not vintage, but here is my 29" Gunnar Fastlane....

Not vintage, but here is my 29" Gunnar Fastlane. I often get the "Those look like 20" wheels" comment.
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12-29-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,248
Posted By oddtanlines

You may have seen this one on here before... Yao...

You may have seen this one on here before... Yao Ming's custom build by Gunnar
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12-28-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,711
Posted By oddtanlines

Definitely. There is something about the circles...

Definitely. There is something about the circles and triangles, the metal, rubber, leather and cork. Absolutely gorgeous! And then there are the exceptionally beautiful bikes like the Colnagos,...
12-26-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,400
Posted By oddtanlines

What's your favorite book about bicycling?

I just received a gift card from B & N and naturally thought of a cycling book. Any suggestions? I especially enjoy long distance adventure stories from people who write well. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By oddtanlines

Brooks help, please

Brooks makes it pretty clear that the laces and holes are for reshaping the saddle after it loses it's shape. The laces were sitting loose in the box when I got it. My question has to do with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By oddtanlines

Brooks help, please

I'm brand new to Brooks (B-17 Imperial). My LBS left the laces in the saddle when they built the bike and I didn't remove them. Is that going to inhibit the comfort and conformity of the saddle?...
07-25-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,135
Posted By oddtanlines

Best Mechanical Disc brakes for Cyclocross

They are not mechanical, but I just got the Hope V-Twin brake that converts a normal mechanical brake lever to a hydraulic disk brake. ...First 200 miles of impression - pretty darn good! I didn't...
Forum: Introductions
07-24-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By oddtanlines

Welcome! I bet it is hot in SC. Minnesota is...

Welcome! I bet it is hot in SC. Minnesota is sweltering! ... from a former Aiken dweller
Forum: Introductions
07-24-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By oddtanlines

Welcome, Stephen. You - like many of us have -...

Welcome, Stephen. You - like many of us have - may get the bug and get hooked on this two-wheeled odyssey. Enjoy!
07-16-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 118,503
Posted By oddtanlines

Thanks for the heads-up. I think my wife and I...

Thanks for the heads-up. I think my wife and I will be heading over for this one.
Forum: Foo
06-17-12, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By oddtanlines

Happy Father's Day

A shout out to all the Dads today. Thank God for our kids!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By oddtanlines

Strong vs. Gunnar/Waterford vs. Gordon

Ha ha. They do look tiny, but the frame looks huge!
Forum: Touring
06-14-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By oddtanlines

Touring Ireland in summer 2011-- a few questions

My wife rode the Aran Islands (one of the islands) and said it was her favorite ride in Eire! Sounds very worthwhile!
06-14-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By oddtanlines

Used cork or synthetic cork for years and years....

Used cork or synthetic cork for years and years. Just switched to Brooke's leather and love it!! Expensive though! Hope it lasts a long time, but I am pretty sure it will.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-12, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By oddtanlines

So I went with the Gunnar Fastlane. It was a...

So I went with the Gunnar Fastlane. It was a really tough decision. Factors into the decision... cost, lead time, reputation, your comments, locality of builder, experience with large frames. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By oddtanlines

Ha ha. Pretty sweet looking bike!

Ha ha. Pretty sweet looking bike!
04-29-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 654
Posted By oddtanlines

I hope those guys are ok! Maybe we will all get...

I hope those guys are ok! Maybe we will all get cameras for a time... that should stop this kind of craziness.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 11,516
Posted By oddtanlines

When I worked in a LBS while going to school, the...

When I worked in a LBS while going to school, the primary income didn't come from retail sales (bikes, gear, etc.) - but from service. The 35% mark-up on the products didn't go far. The repairs were...
04-29-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,923,733
Posted By oddtanlines

A Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle and a 48cm handlebar...

A Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle and a 48cm handlebar from Zinn.
Forum: Introductions
04-24-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By oddtanlines

Hey bitsandpieces - from an Indiana native. This...

Hey bitsandpieces - from an Indiana native. This is a great forum... very helpful.
04-24-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,325
Posted By oddtanlines

Thanks everyone! I'm going with the Ultegra pedals

Thanks everyone! I'm going with the Ultegra pedals
04-24-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,442
Posted By oddtanlines

Youth Pastor

Youth Pastor
04-23-12, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,358
Posted By oddtanlines

I chose the Fastlane - partially because I want...

I chose the Fastlane - partially because I want to go the way of disc brakes. It is a custom-sized frame. I am not able to do "stock" of anything - it seems! How about you... which model is on the...
04-21-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By oddtanlines

I was having spoke-popping issues as well. A few...

I was having spoke-popping issues as well. A few years back I bought a pair of Mavic Speedcity rims and couldn't be happier. Not only are all the spokes staying intact, I haven't even had to true the...
04-21-12, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,325
Posted By oddtanlines

Yeah, thanks guys. I would like to keep my...

Yeah, thanks guys. I would like to keep my three-hole Shimano shoes. My current Look pedals are grinding and creaking after 12 years of faithful service. When I looked at the Speedplay pedals, the...
04-21-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,358
Posted By oddtanlines

Hey laxpatrick, I am 6'10" and just ordered a...

Hey laxpatrick,
I am 6'10" and just ordered a Gunnar as well. I can't wait. I've been riding a 1986 Fuji Del Rey - but it was not a good fit.
04-21-12, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,325
Posted By oddtanlines

Clip-less pedals for big guys

I'm about to replace my clip-less pedals and wonder if you have any recommendations for me. I'm 6'10" and 245 pounds. I have ridden a pair of Looks for years, but recently read a review on the Keo...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-12, 05:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By oddtanlines

Gorgeous bike, laxpatrick. How about the seat...

Gorgeous bike, laxpatrick. How about the seat tube length... what is that?
03-27-12, 10:43 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,893
Posted By oddtanlines

Strong vs. Gunnar/Waterford vs. Gordon

The time has come that I can buy a custom bike. I am 6'10" and have been looking forward to this day for a long time. My 1986 27" Fuji has served me well, even though it has not been a great fit. A...
03-26-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By oddtanlines

Strong vs. Gunnar/Waterford vs. Gordon... Your thoughts on custom frames

The time has come that I can buy a custom bike. I am 6'10" and have been looking forward to this day for a long time. My 1986 27" Fuji has served me well, even though it has not been a great fit. A...
Forum: Touring
04-11-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By oddtanlines

We just moved back to the States after living in...

We just moved back to the States after living in Ireland for over 7 years... 2 years just north of Dublin and the last 5 years in County Kerry in the southwest. No sweat with the B & B's as far as...
Forum: Touring
05-27-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By oddtanlines

You'll love it!

You'll love it!
Forum: Touring
05-27-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By oddtanlines

I'm 6'10" and I am quite comfortable in the...

I'm 6'10" and I am quite comfortable in the Eureka 2- and 4-person Timberline tents. There is an optional vestibule and they do a pretty good job in winter camping. And they are priced about 1/2 or...
Forum: Touring
05-21-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By oddtanlines

I live on the west coast (south of your route)...

I live on the west coast (south of your route) and would agree with the previous posts. I find it most comfortable to go long sleeves and long tights/pants. Of the eight years I have lived here, we...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 57,562
Posted By oddtanlines

Argos Race - Capetown, South Africa. What a day!

Argos Race - Capetown, South Africa. What a day!
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