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02-08-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,780
Posted By luker

Woohoo! Another convert! Its really snowy where...

Woohoo! Another convert! Its really snowy where I live (woo, especially this year), and fat bikes have given us a good alternative to skiing.

About the ski trails...you probably already know...
12-31-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By luker

Attachment methods are all over the place. The...

Attachment methods are all over the place. The 45nrth pogies kind of bolt on. They are nice in that they hold themselves up and would be fairly hard to swipe...the dogwoods just attach with elastic...
12-31-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,382
Posted By luker

A glancing comment on this discussion...i think...

A glancing comment on this discussion...i think that most of this thread is about commuting, but if your ride includes groomed trails, then you shouldn't use mountain bikes...a two inch tire ruins...
12-31-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,049
Posted By luker

I have cold hands, and live in a cold part of the...

I have cold hands, and live in a cold part of the world...5 finger sturmfists work okay down to freezing. 4 finger sturmfists are much better. My hands were starting to get cold after about 2...
11-24-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,039
Posted By luker

My wife has her allroads bike set up with a body...

My wife has her allroads bike set up with a body float, and she won't use anything else. I'm cursed with switching it out every time we take the tandem out. I suppose we will have another on the...
Forum: Touring
08-25-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By luker

You can ride from Jackson to Jenny Lake on a...

You can ride from Jackson to Jenny Lake on a separate bike path, and you should do that ride. It's beautiful from the getgo. you can ride from Jenny lake to the reservoir...the road is ample and...
Forum: Touring
06-21-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By luker

A dollar bill works very well. A twenty is 20...

A dollar bill works very well. A twenty is 20 tines better, though.
Forum: Touring
06-14-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,155
Posted By luker

Fizik makes a gel pad kit that installs under the...

Fizik makes a gel pad kit that installs under the existing tape. I put a set n Patti's bike today. It was 18 dollars on line. I have been using the pads on my bike and have had much less grief...
Forum: Touring
06-14-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,516
Posted By luker

Patti's Marrakesh

Bear with me here, I may have issues with the pictures.

Patti has a Marrakesh that we've been touring with this year.

We have been doing some pretty burly stuff with it, where a mountain...
Forum: Touring
05-31-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By luker

If the rim is true and the hub is smooth it is...

If the rim is true and the hub is smooth it is probably a fair price. The hub will require periodic maintenance that sealed bearing hubs would not. FWIW, you can buy a set of new dyads laced to xt...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 18,956
Posted By luker

520169 We have used this for the last...

520169

We have used this for the last year...I could only find this one picture. Zpacks Duplex. Stout and durable, and really light. Not freestanding, but it has become part of our regular...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By luker

Anyone have experience with Arkel Dry-Lites? ...

Anyone have experience with Arkel Dry-Lites? ...407 grams for 32 liters of waterproof storage...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,966
Posted By luker

All of this is news to me...I haven't ever had a...

All of this is news to me...I haven't ever had a quick release loosen up (doesn't mean much, just never happened to me...)

I don't see a lot of increased leverage with larger rotors, but I do see...
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,966
Posted By luker

4mm is smaller, for derailleurs, and not...

4mm is smaller, for derailleurs, and not reinforced to support the greater lateral loads required of braking. 5mm works okay for derailleur cabling, but it is a beeatch to bend.
Forum: Touring
05-06-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,966
Posted By luker

I run hydros on my mountain bikes, and have most...

I run hydros on my mountain bikes, and have most of the different varieties of mechanical discs on my tandem and touring bikes. They are all dependable, and they each have a failure mode or two. I...
Forum: Touring
12-23-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,734
Posted By luker

No love for egg beaters, huh? I think that they...

No love for egg beaters, huh? I think that they work best for multiple surface tours...and combined with a shoe that has a walking surface so that the cleat is recessed, you can actually use 'em for...
11-11-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By luker

This website ...

This website (https://oldbike.wordpress.com/1938-sunbeam-model-u-tandem/trackback/)/ looks to be the source for the picture. And scrolling down there's the bike's serial number...that should tell...
04-28-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 36,917
Posted By luker

The bike is in dry storage in my little barn,...

The bike is in dry storage in my little barn, with a bunch of others...but I will pull 'em all down this spring and take some pics. Promise!
04-28-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 36,917
Posted By luker

still have the 170. And not interested in...

still have the 170. And not interested in parting with it yet...but I'll let John be the first in line (its a 56).

The "mentions" feature sucked me in.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-03-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 130,403
Posted By luker

421071 This is my latest addiction. It is...

421071

This is my latest addiction. It is my first "new" bike in several years. Believe it or not, the weather here in Idaho hasn't been harsh enough yet for winter riding...it is just too...
06-06-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,985
Posted By luker

I don't think so... See...

I don't think so... See http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/146186-Super-Record-Seat-Posts?highlight=Campagnolo+seat+post
for more info on M's on campy seatposts...
06-06-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By luker

You did we'll on the components alone fr the...

You did we'll on the components alone fr the price, but you should put some pictures up if you want ID help.
06-06-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By luker

These is enough scuttlebutt on the web to make me...

These is enough scuttlebutt on the web to make me believe that the stage had boron tape as well as the team super. I think I remember an article in playboy in the early 80s that featured the Klein...
06-06-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By luker

Team super was the expensive one, with thinner...

Team super was the expensive one, with thinner gauge tubing and boron reinforcing tape under the paint. New prices were breathtaking. The stage was top of the line for mortals, still a very nice...
05-31-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,793
Posted By luker

That'll be a nice bike, and a great rescue! They...

That'll be a nice bike, and a great rescue! They are amongst the finest riding bikes ever made.

A california masi has the serial number on the bottom bracket where the down tube goes in. The...
05-11-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By luker

I bought an 85 in 86, used like almost every bike...

I bought an 85 in 86, used like almost every bike I've ever owned. It was as you describe, except for a one color, transparent blue over white undercoat. It was pretty, stiff and fast. The last...
05-11-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,203
Posted By luker

Like the proverbial yuppie, I built a couple of...

Like the proverbial yuppie, I built a couple of French bikes, for the experience. So I ain't an expert, by any means. But, this looks to me like a 1988 gitane avenir, with a repaint. How the heck...
05-10-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By luker

I dunno if we are in yet. There may be a...

I dunno if we are in yet. There may be a lottery... Pick is June 1. But I think that this lottery thing is just a ploy to get some commitment from people.

That derailleur is, I think, a stock...
05-09-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,660
Posted By luker

I don't have my hands on that derailleur, because...

I don't have my hands on that derailleur, because everything's packed and we are moving...soon, I hope. I'm gonna try to drag a buttload of stuff up valley tomorrow, and if I see the derailleur I...
05-09-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By luker

I have a 170, and I'm pretty sure that a 28c...

I have a 170, and I'm pretty sure that a 28c would not fit. I don't think that I could get a 25c in there...but the geometry may be different.
05-09-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,660
Posted By luker

or maybe the athena just uses the same approach...

or maybe the athena just uses the same approach with a different actual part...but it looks like that part would fit into the hole in the athena...
05-09-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,660
Posted By luker

ya know, I have looked at that. I have an Athena...

ya know, I have looked at that. I have an Athena that uses the same gizmo. It looks cast to me (although mine is gone, and I'm working from memory...). I haven't ever actually used a derailleur...
05-09-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By luker

Cino Heroica

Just a heads up for those of you who might want to do this ride (the weekend after labor day). There is a waiting list for the last 60 spots and the organizer will select (somehow) from the waiting...
05-09-13, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,660
Posted By luker

um, sure! before I can spend any real money I...

um, sure! before I can spend any real money I have to recoup this investment, but, um, sure! What are you missing?
05-09-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,660
Posted By luker

Okay, that took a while, but I now have a stack...

Okay, that took a while, but I now have a stack of MAVIC 801/851 rear derailleur angle-fixing washers for sale. I did the original design spec and a local engineering company did the CAD design and...
04-11-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,419
Posted By luker

as an alternative you could get an OMAS Big...

as an alternative you could get an OMAS Big Sliding bottom bracket. The steel ones are reasonable on eBay.
04-11-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,052
Posted By luker

I'm trying to narrow it down to a simple round...

I'm trying to narrow it down to a simple round ten (or so)! If I were forced at gunpoint to pick one...I'd take a bullet, because I would come down to the Serotta Ti and the Masi Gran Criterium, and...
04-11-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,955
Posted By luker

Nah...a good topic. And a good discussion. ...

Nah...a good topic. And a good discussion. Can't always be tweaking technical stuff or arguing about when Campy quit putting Titanium bolts in super record derailleurs.
04-11-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,955
Posted By luker

Wow. Never thought about it, I guess. Unicrowns...

Wow. Never thought about it, I guess. Unicrowns are ubiqitous, anymore.
310098
Specialized Roubaix
310099
Mandaric (Easton SLX)
310100
Reynolds Ouzo (woo, a vintage fork by now!)
310101...
03-21-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,845
Posted By luker

doesn't matter much how you wrap the bar if you...

doesn't matter much how you wrap the bar if you never touch it. Or if you must, only with the fingertips (like when you just have to avoid that bus). Won't unravel, and it keeps much cleaner that...
03-19-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,663
Posted By luker

Here's an easy one, that I still have occasion to...

Here's an easy one, that I still have occasion to use, sometimes. 305421
03-14-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,216
Posted By luker

That is very light. I just had a Reynolds 531 SL...

That is very light. I just had a Reynolds 531 SL (special lightweight) frame and fork out to weigh, and the total came to 2410g in size 56. Guessing from the approximate vintage I would suspect...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By luker

Oh, and that Flic Stand wasn't original Raleigh...

Oh, and that Flic Stand wasn't original Raleigh spec, either. It's weird that it is on there, as it can't be used with the fenders.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By luker

Collectors value original spec. That's one of...

Collectors value original spec. That's one of the things that make bikes worth more or less. Here (http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/international.html)'s the original spec from the catalog,...
03-07-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By luker

it might make your wife feel better if she knew...

it might make your wife feel better if she knew that I sold my frame for $900 last year...just the frame.
03-06-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By luker

What I wore in the 70's: Blackbottom wool...

What I wore in the 70's:

Blackbottom wool shorts (made in Salt Lake then), a t-shirt if it was a training ride, else a woolie jersey, little teeny white socks (USCF said!), kangaroo leather shoes...
03-06-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,501
Posted By luker

What a great bike for a project! I haven't...

What a great bike for a project!

I haven't any idea what it is, and am gonna guess a small builder with extra time on his hands (the chainstay treatment would have taken some extra time).

I...
03-06-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,652
Posted By luker

I had one almost exactly like this branded as a...

I had one almost exactly like this branded as a Spectrum Super until last year. I'd wager you'll find that the seat tube angle is more slack than most (mine was 72 degrees). Its a really, really...
03-03-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By luker

although the rails are a better place to mount...

although the rails are a better place to mount the thingie, it still won't work on the tandem. That bike has a shockpost in the stoker compartment. Geez, this would be good on a full suspension...
03-03-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By luker

Nope. The tandem is a wishbone rear seatstay...

Nope. The tandem is a wishbone rear seatstay arrangement.
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