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04-01-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 292
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Posted By pwdeegan

+1 all kinds of opinions about this one. as for...

+1 all kinds of opinions about this one. as for me and my family, the kids think bicycles are normal (since 4 months), and cry every time they have to get into the car instead of on a bicycle. who...
04-09-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,344
Posted By pwdeegan

If you're comparing top-end; I'd say the top-end...

If you're comparing top-end; I'd say the top-end Chariot is at least 66% better than the top-end Burley as a premium model ("150% better" would be 2.5x the price or roughly $1500; "66% better" makes...
04-09-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,649
Posted By pwdeegan

+1 Chariot Cougar (or better). Burley D'Lite...

+1 Chariot Cougar (or better). Burley D'Lite isn't bad either. Don't skimp on the trailer's quality, because the kids really are your bicycle hostages. If they love it, you'll really love it; and if...
03-19-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,344
Posted By pwdeegan

Chariots don't have air suspension. They have a...

Chariots don't have air suspension. They have a steel leaf spring with an adjustable fulcrum point. They're also in the same price range as the Burley D'Lite at around US$700; although Chariot...
03-07-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,136
Posted By pwdeegan

doing my own Oregon three-day this year,...

doing my own Oregon three-day this year, hopefully aftet he majority of melt but before the roads open to autos: McKenzie Bridge (OR 242 McKenzie pass) to Bend (~65mi), then Bend to Oakridge via the...
03-07-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 25,344
Posted By pwdeegan

Burleys are excellent trailers. Like many...

Burleys are excellent trailers. Like many products, the majority of production is outsourced to China (just like Apple computer!), but it's designed, supported, and tested right here in Eugene,...
12-15-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,095
Posted By pwdeegan

page 14, "Caution" section #7 states that the...

page 14, "Caution" section #7 states that the product can be used (only) for 26" and 700c. 29er is 700c, so it will work. The mention of those only two sizes is probably to prevent people from...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,150
Posted By pwdeegan

i can't yell as loud as my horn. that's...

i can't yell as loud as my horn. that's ultimately why i bought one: to penetrate into dangerous drivers' perceptions. 106db of sonic cushion. for urban riding: worth. every. penny.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-11, 03:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,037
Posted By pwdeegan

in the one and only time i've seen another frame...

in the one and only time i've seen another frame as mine, i also got pretty excited. like yours, mine has lots of post-production differences compared to the stock offering, all of which only made me...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-11, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By pwdeegan

i bought $15 rain pants made by Helly Hansen....

i bought $15 rain pants made by Helly Hansen. made on the same "east coast" as the other pricier stuff like Showerspass. I wouldn't ride a bike tour in them, but they are fantastic to commute in....
11-30-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By pwdeegan

fantastic! thanks very much. as for the...

fantastic! thanks very much.

as for the tunnel, i just drove through it on my way to Salt Creek and it seemed fine on both sides. Is this the tunnel you're referring to, or another tunnel further...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,430
Posted By pwdeegan

my primary light is fork mounted, and difficult...

my primary light is fork mounted, and difficult to safely reach on curvy, bumpy, MUPs. i realize it can be very bright, but hope that oncoming people have the brains enough to not act like deer and...
11-29-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By pwdeegan

that is a very good idea: that section down-ish...

that is a very good idea: that section down-ish 58 to Oakridge would make a nice return path. maybe start it all with a ride up OR242 into Sisters, down to Sunriver, pick up the Cascade Lakes route,...
11-28-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By pwdeegan

cascade lakes scenic byway

thinking to next summer already. anyone here ridden the Oregon Cascade Lakes Byway? does it open to non-automobile traffic before regular traffic, like some other Oregon roads do (e.g., OR242)? Is it...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By pwdeegan

1. you can swap a bb7 in for a bb5. in truth, i...

1. you can swap a bb7 in for a bb5. in truth, i doubt it will make that much of a difference for you. run the bb5 until it breaks and then replace it.
2. marathon plus is fine. IGHs are things of...
11-22-11, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By pwdeegan

love the multi-cams.

love the multi-cams.
11-22-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,856
Posted By pwdeegan

^^^ +1 i went with a handlebar mirror...

^^^ +1

i went with a handlebar mirror (mirrycle). it just worked better for me than the eyeglass-mounted style (and---shock and horror---i don't always wear a helmet). but no matter what, life...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,952
Posted By pwdeegan

like it's doing right now! already had light snow...

like it's doing right now! already had light snow fall at 600' this morning in EUG (about 8AM). none of it stuck. forecast this evening is a snow level at 1000'. time to bring your old and steady MTB...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,952
Posted By pwdeegan

i'd hold onto the bike for a back-up. weather not...

i'd hold onto the bike for a back-up. weather not withstanding, it's always good in case one bike is down for repairs.

in my own case, i use one bike all year for every weather and ride. it's a...
11-18-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By pwdeegan

the thought of having my kid have to sit in a...

the thought of having my kid have to sit in a trailer for 8 hours sounds like no fun at all (for her). i'd think the idea is to make cycling fun; watching DVDs seems to detract from the spirit of it....
11-16-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By pwdeegan

i'm lucky here in Eugene: both the city and the...

i'm lucky here in Eugene: both the city and the county produce maps (paper and PDF) for bicyclists that mark designated bike routes, lanes, and safe options based on traffic data. i think Google...
11-14-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,384
Posted By pwdeegan

not sure if water accumulation in the SON is a...

not sure if water accumulation in the SON is a known failure, or just a one-off failure (to that last part, anything could fail). granted, the SON is pricier, and one would hope that the cost...
11-14-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By pwdeegan

OR 242 closed for the winter to auto traffic

from ODOT:
ODOT Closes McKenzie Pass Highway

BEND Maintenance managers with the Oregon Department of Transportation have made the decision to close the Old McKenzie Pass Highway, OR 242, for...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,883
Posted By pwdeegan

+1 on the dynohub setup. I relied on...

+1 on the dynohub setup. I relied on battery-powered LEDs for years, which are nice and bright. But creating bag fulls of dead batteries, or the hassle of trying to replace proprietary recharables (I...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By pwdeegan

Nokians, all the way. I used the 700c(622)x35...

Nokians, all the way. I used the 700c(622)x35 Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106s when i was in NY. Worth. Every. Penny.
11-07-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By pwdeegan

and it looks like Peter White has the new SON28...

and it looks like Peter White has the new SON28 in stock, too (US$285–350).
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/schmidt-ordering.asp

In my case, the hub and light continue to perform flawlessly. I've...
11-04-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By pwdeegan

i don't have a picture of me towing the bicycle,...

i don't have a picture of me towing the bicycle, but via the link below you can see us riding alongside together with the trailer in tow. the back of the trailer has handles for pushing, so i just...
11-01-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By pwdeegan

+1 so true! who doesn't love a bike parade?!...

+1

so true! who doesn't love a bike parade?! especially one that ends in a delicious treat.

also, my 3-year old tires easily; i put her bike on the back of the trailer so that we can ride to...
11-01-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,797
Posted By pwdeegan

this is a good point that i forgot to consider....

this is a good point that i forgot to consider. in my case, the Edelux blinds on narrow two-lane roads (no shoulder). on wide two lanes with large shoulders, or multi-lane roads, no one changes their...
11-01-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,797
Posted By pwdeegan

Edelux wired to a SON hub. My map is in my brain,...

Edelux wired to a SON hub. My map is in my brain, too. But I sometimes need to rectify brain with reality: you know, for those times when you actually explore the world off your beaten path.


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11-01-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,797
Posted By pwdeegan

you know, i have a bright, new LED bicycle...

you know, i have a bright, new LED bicycle headlamp with sharp (read: German-approved) asymmetric cut off that regularly blinds both cars and people. What i've discovered about the asymmetric cutoff...
11-01-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By pwdeegan

peer pressure? (sometimes it can be good-useful.)...

peer pressure? (sometimes it can be good-useful.) if he is with other kids riding their own bicycles (and at his relative skill level, i.e., new to it all) then will he also want to ride? sometimes...
Replies: 82
Views: 5,708
Posted By pwdeegan

I hear you, Mike. After my full days, and then my...

I hear you, Mike. After my full days, and then my two young kids (and I am an equally involved parent along with me wife; i know of a few less-involved dads who are in better shape), i find it's...
10-24-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By pwdeegan

instead of pro-bike shop fit, i found a local...

instead of pro-bike shop fit, i found a local physical therapy (PT) clinic that had a sports medicine group who also did bike fitting. this was important for me because i don't race, but do spend a...
10-24-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By pwdeegan

you know fietsbob, i think it's not far off to...

you know fietsbob, i think it's not far off to say that my new Son28 is basically your SonDelux without the adapter. maybe there's some difference inside; i can't tell. but yeah, add an adapter and...
10-24-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By pwdeegan

i'm an iconoclast. besides all of the excellent...

i'm an iconoclast. besides all of the excellent remarks above, in sub 40F weather i also use chemical foot warmers on the seat of my trailer (mind you, not a hard plastic rear seat; but a sturdy,...
Replies: 31
Views: 5,146
Posted By pwdeegan

I would agree. I never argued that carbon frames...

I would agree. I never argued that carbon frames are frail; you inferred that. They're fine bikes for the purpose. Are there still smoke and mirrors regarding so-called frame materials? yes. does...
10-24-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By pwdeegan

a followup on ebartom's post for kidicalmass...

a followup on ebartom's post for kidicalmass (fantastic [and legal] bicycle fun for the family):
http://www.kidicalmass.org/
With locations in:
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
Eugene, OR (the original!)...
10-22-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By pwdeegan

second initial review afte two nights of riding...

second initial review afte two nights of riding (30 miles each, mixed city and unlighted MUP).

Well, the hub lights the Edelux just as you would expect. And since this isn't a review about a light...
Replies: 31
Views: 5,146
Posted By pwdeegan

Calm down big boy.

Calm down big boy.
Replies: 31
Views: 5,146
Posted By pwdeegan

yes and yes.

yes and yes.
Replies: 31
Views: 5,146
Posted By pwdeegan

but, if you're "dented" during the distance in an...

but, if you're "dented" during the distance in an unsupported ride, chances are the steel bike will get you back. your carbon bike is just compromised---doesn't really dent (gouge, maybe; crack,...
10-20-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By pwdeegan

Just received and installed it on my bike. A...

Just received and installed it on my bike. A review forthcoming once I actually have real-use miles on it. First impressions: pure finesse. No notchy-ness in stand or short rides around the block...
Replies: 31
Views: 5,146
Posted By pwdeegan

the best part about that steel bike is that you...

the best part about that steel bike is that you can dent it and still safely ride it. try that out with carbon.

steel bikes just go and go. the so-called weight penalty for the majority of riders...
10-19-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By pwdeegan

also possible that the front chainring and...

also possible that the front chainring and rohloff cog need service. the latter requires a rohloff cog tool and a new rohloff cog. the former can be done using regularly and readily available generic...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By pwdeegan

I personally use a trailer, though i know others...

I personally use a trailer, though i know others who successfully use extracycles and bakfiets. In any moving car-bicycle collision, there is no meaningful difference in safety. But the trailer is no...
10-19-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By pwdeegan

^ you can have bicycling infrastructure in your...

^
you can have bicycling infrastructure in your neighborhood. but it takes a lot of time, commitment, people, and community support. it takes a lot of effort and involvement. but the long-term goal...
10-18-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By pwdeegan

you have to want to do it badly enough. it's not...

you have to want to do it badly enough. it's not the easiest or most convenient thing to do in the car-centered US. but we all make choices in life, and we prioritize the choices we make. this is no...
10-17-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By pwdeegan

Thanks! True on the beam-shape preference, but...

Thanks! True on the beam-shape preference, but always good to read someone's real-life take on it. I'd take that to marketing shill any day.
10-17-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By pwdeegan

rather short review. many questions linger, for...

rather short review. many questions linger, for instance: what speed did you feel vibration at, and how slight was it (some kind of comparison)? what kind off-roading did you use it on---gravel,...
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