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08-11-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Rick

[QUOTE][No one is going to sit thru 22 mins of a...

[QUOTE][No one is going to sit thru 22 mins of a dude talking/QUOTE]

I watched a few minutes then looked at the damage to the bicycle.

Bicycling can be dangerous or fun. The fun has outweighed...
08-04-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By Rick

Headlights powerful enough for you to see the...

Headlights powerful enough for you to see the potholes and debris at night are a good idea. I like a solid non flashing taillight for night use. I have a separate taillight that is very bright and...
07-24-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,755
Posted By Rick

So, you're upping the ante. Get us some...

So, you're upping the ante. Get us some corroboration before your next update or I am flagging this. BTW it's spelled 'humorous'.[/color]]

The humerus is the largest bone of the upper extremity...
07-24-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By Rick

I would also recommend reading Sheldon Brown's...

I would also recommend reading Sheldon Brown's page on Wheel BuIlding (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html). The devil is in the details.
07-24-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By Rick

If after all the cleaning, adjusting and even...

If after all the cleaning, adjusting and even replacing brake pads ,you still have squeaky brakes. Replace the rotors with ebike rated rotors.
07-23-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Rick

I ordered front disk hubs from two manufactures...

I ordered front disk hubs from two manufactures recently. Two of them will work with 2mm or 2.3mm and two of them won't work with 2.3mm. check before ordering.
07-23-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By Rick

There are also books at the library and books you...

There are also books at the library and books you can purchase to help. YouTube videos on most all subjects also help.
07-08-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By Rick

I have had this problem before. I removed all...

I have had this problem before. I removed all crosion from both cantilever studs with drywall sandpaper. lubed the studs. Then I pulled out the wheel and twisted each brake arm to weaken or...
07-02-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Rick

I pulled mp children in carts behind our Tandem...

I pulled mp children in carts behind our Tandem and with my bicycles in there early years. Here is my new grocery/dog hauler.
...
07-02-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 809
Posted By Rick

You say canopy. Tires damaged from the sun and...

You say canopy. Tires damaged from the sun and humidity or rain damage.
06-20-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,190
Posted By Rick

I also weigh over 300lbs. 36 spoked rims that are...

I also weigh over 300lbs. 36 spoked rims that are wider and high flange hubs will solve your problems. Availability of parts can get in the way. I recently purchased ebikes for me and the wife. Prior...
06-19-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By Rick

Grinn tech

Grinn tech
06-04-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,555
Posted By Rick

This site says October...

This site says October (https://www.campfirecycling.com/product/bob-trailer-quick-release-p-1249.html)
04-15-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rick

I have used a taillight that is claimed to have...

I have used a taillight that is claimed to have between 600 and 800 lumens of brightness for between 6 and 7 years. I notice people moving over in there lane from quite a distance. I use the Dinotte...
Forum: Touring
01-13-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,918
Posted By Rick

I was considering the Denhams and ordered Them...

I was considering the Denhams and ordered Them over a year ago. They took so long with delay's to arrive that I went back to drop bars. before they arrived. I opened the box and took a look at them....
01-03-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Rick

As I stated before once installed The Magura...

As I stated before once installed The Magura hydraulic rim brakes are maintenance free. other than changing pads which is a tooless operation if you have quick release wheels. If you haven't ridden a...
12-29-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,419
Posted By Rick

Some presta valves can be unscrewed so check the...

Some presta valves can be unscrewed so check the tightness. You can also use a pair of plyers to straighten the presta valve stem. I have florescent green valve caps.
12-28-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,464
Posted By Rick

The Dinotte Daytime Only Taillight is the...

The Dinotte Daytime Only Taillight is the brightest taillight manufactured. If you run it on slow pulse it will run for around 35 hours between charges. I have had mine for more than 5 years. It as...
12-27-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Rick

I have the hs-66 on my tandem. They have been...

I have the hs-66 on my tandem. They have been there for a good many years. They are a huge improvement over conventional rim brakes. They are better than mechanical disk brakes. Once installed they...
12-26-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,923
Posted By Rick

My state does not require me to ride on a...

My state does not require me to ride on a shoulder. My state has a sub standard lane law. Meaning when the shoulder is not safe to use I dont use it. Meaning when the lane is to narrow for a car to...
12-23-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,923
Posted By Rick

I don't live in NH. Every state I have lived in...

I don't live in NH. Every state I have lived in currently does not require by law that you ride on the shoulder. I use well maintained shoulders when practical. I avoid riding on narrow laned roads...
12-21-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,923
Posted By Rick

I know the question has been answered but what's...

I know the question has been answered but what's with the be careful with what you say or else line of communication. Can't we just get along? I know many people who are experienced at riding there...
12-14-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rick

I would go to a bicycle shop and ask to try them...

I would go to a bicycle shop and ask to try them out. I have an early 90s Silca Floor pump and like it. The air gauge is accurate and It doesn't leak.
10-22-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,469
Posted By Rick

I have used a rain cape or as some call it a...

I have used a rain cape or as some call it a bicyclists rain poncho. I also wear the waterproof rain covers for my shoes.
10-19-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 883
Posted By Rick

There are boxes that require minimum...

There are boxes that require minimum (https://www.shipbikes.com/aircaddy/) break down of the bicycle.
10-12-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,546
Posted By Rick

Alee Denham at cyclingabout fell off of a cliff...

Alee Denham at cyclingabout fell off of a cliff and his belt lasted nearly 20,000 miles. I don't believe a bicycle setup for a belt has the same vulnerability as a derailleur setup, were you can snag...
10-11-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,546
Posted By Rick

I live in California in the high desert. It...

I live in California in the high desert. It literally has the least amount of rain and snow of any place I have ever lived. I have a Co-Motion Pangea Rohloff. I am 63 years old and prior to this...
10-06-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,889
Posted By Rick

You are never going to train motorists or...

You are never going to train motorists or passengers to look before they open that door. As stated there was very little time to react. The bicycle rider was riding in the door zone next to the...
10-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,827
Posted By Rick

The Gates Carbon Drive Belts weigh around 1/3 the...

The Gates Carbon Drive Belts weigh around 1/3 the weight of a chain the same length. Wow 28,000 miles. Alee at Cyclingabout almost made it to 20,000 miles on his single Rohloff equipped adventure...
10-06-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,435
Posted By Rick

Correct me If I am wrong. From the OPs...

Correct me If I am wrong. From the OPs description of his braking problem. It appears the long pull V brakes are a bad match for the short pull brifters. Cantilevers are the correct solution for his...
10-03-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,995
Posted By Rick

The damage to the vehicle appears to be the front...

The damage to the vehicle appears to be the front end. Unless the kid was blind I don't believe they were in a blind spot.
10-02-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,995
Posted By Rick

This malicious act turning into a blood bath is...

This malicious act turning into a blood bath is all to common. The thing that irritates me and some others is we hear and read about these incidents and seldom se justice for the injured parties. If...
09-30-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,995
Posted By Rick

Special prosecutor appointed in Texas coal roll...

Special prosecutor appointed in Texas coal roll crash
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rick

I like Twofish...

I like Twofish (https://www.twofish.biz/accessories/quick-cage-adapter-xl) water bottle mounts (https://www.twofish.biz/water-bottle-cages) for this application.
09-28-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,697
Posted By Rick

When you pass someone your required to do it in a...

When you pass someone your required to do it in a safe manner. Meaning you let them know your intent and only pass when it is safe to do so.



Yes MN has not jumped on the 3 class ebike system...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,886
Posted By Rick

I believe I have found my water filter. MSR...

I believe I have found my water filter. MSR Guardia Gravity Purifier (https://www.msrgear.com/water-treatment/filters-and-purifiers/guardian-gravity-purifier/13460.html). This one also removes pesky...
Forum: Touring
09-26-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,423
Posted By Rick

If you go with a flat bar and find you need more...

If you go with a flat bar and find you need more hand positions. There are other bars that will work with the same brakes and shifters. I tried several types before I stuck with the Crazy bar...
09-25-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rick

The rear seat of your Tandem can be a very harsh...

The rear seat of your Tandem can be a very harsh (https://canecreek.com/product/eesilk/) to the stoker. Even more so than the seat on a single. There are more road specific suspension seats on the...
09-23-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,810
Posted By Rick

In the 1980s I worked in a bicycle shop near t...

In the 1980s I worked in a bicycle shop near t strip mall. The bicycle shop owner was approached by the manager of a department store asking if he could send customers wanting their bicycles and...
Forum: Touring
09-22-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,775
Posted By Rick

Tourist in MSN: I saw a tent another member of...

Tourist in MSN: I saw a tent another member of the forum was using on an overseas trip. It is a four man tent made by HYPERLITE...
09-20-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Rick

Here...

Here (https://flatbike.com/five-ways-to-raise-your-handlebars/) is some info to look over.
09-20-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,488
Posted By Rick

My wife got mad and told me I could sleep with...

My wife got mad and told me I could sleep with the bike. My bicycle resides in my room and the wife is allowed to enter for a conjugal visit.
09-18-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,619
Posted By Rick

For the chainline to be different than the...

For the chainline to be different than the manufacture set it up for. Somebody had to either put a rear hub with different spacing or Spindles front or rear that are longer or shorter. I replaced the...
09-17-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,512
Posted By Rick

A Camelbak with a pocket would allow you to...

A Camelbak with a pocket would allow you to properly stay hydrated.
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,005
Posted By Rick

I have 72 ounces in my three water bottles. My...

I have 72 ounces in my three water bottles. My Camelbak has 100 ounces. When I use the Camelbak I drink more often and ride further. Riding further helps me loose more weight. I cant afford not to...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,944
Posted By Rick

I believe the Sierra and the Bio lite stoves will...

I believe the Sierra and the Bio lite stoves will burn the patties due to the electric fans in them.
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By Rick

In 1980 I camped in camp grounds down the coast...

In 1980 I camped in camp grounds down the coast in California for $0.50 a night. I live in California and other than dispersed camping it is cheaper to fly to a foreign country to bicycle tour.
09-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By Rick

There are seat rail mounted bottle holders and...

There are seat rail mounted bottle holders and handlebar mounted bottle holders.
Replies: 82
Views: 10,028
Posted By Rick

I posted about the Rohloff hub and my personal...

I posted about the Rohloff hub and my personal experiences much like many others do.
Replies: 82
Views: 10,028
Posted By Rick

What do you really want.

What do you really want.
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