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Forum: Commuting
09-01-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,514
Posted By stringsonbikes

I like either hiking or climbing pants depend on...

I like either hiking or climbing pants depend on what is on sale. I have a couple kuhl brand and some generic. I look for something with a gusseted crotch and articulated knees and a breathable or...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-11-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By stringsonbikes

Surlyís new ice cream truck and new and old...

Surlyís new ice cream truck and new and old pugsley have horizontal dropouts. Trek Farley and salsa mukluk have adjustable dropouts which may accomplish the same thing.
07-17-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By stringsonbikes

Look for somewhere that either has test saddles...

Look for somewhere that either has test saddles or a good return policy especially if online.
Forum: Touring
06-08-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,945
Posted By stringsonbikes

Looks like you decided not to do it but I wonder...

Looks like you decided not to do it but I wonder if you could make a cargo bike work. I saw a dog riding in a laundry basket on the back of an xtracycle yesterday. I think there was also a guy who...
06-04-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,445
Posted By stringsonbikes

Also look at the salsa journeyman

Also look at the salsa journeyman
05-21-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,782
Posted By stringsonbikes

Right foot down at lights, mount and dismount on...

Right foot down at lights, mount and dismount on right side for me. Using the left side feels very awkward. I am right handed and just strap my sword to the rack, so it hasnít been a problem.
05-16-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,199
Posted By stringsonbikes

Soma wolverine. Also look at the masi giaramondo,...

Soma wolverine. Also look at the masi giaramondo, but I think it may only come as a complete.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,332
Posted By stringsonbikes

I think it depends on the bike and how much...

I think it depends on the bike and how much weight you are carrying. Some bikes donít handle anything but very light loads well, or it raises the center of gravity too high. Other bikes handle...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By stringsonbikes

Find a bike that you are excited about riding and...

Find a bike that you are excited about riding and go for it. If that is the Roll then start on that. You can always change bikes or gear later once you figure out what works for you.
05-08-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By stringsonbikes

Maybe look into something like the soma Buena...

Maybe look into something like the soma Buena vista. You could probably swap over some parts. Depending on your height, there may be some brands where you could use a womenís model. Some of them have...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By stringsonbikes

The dew is a flat bar bike and the trucker has...

The dew is a flat bar bike and the trucker has drops. Which are you looking for? Jamis renegade is 650b in smallest sizes, all city space horse and maybe other models, Marin nicasio rc, surly...
04-20-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,367
Posted By stringsonbikes

I think a box bike would be great for dogs, but...

I think a box bike would be great for dogs, but would be a very expensive option and not great for long rides.

My little dog (20lbs) rides in a burley tail wagon trailer and loves it. My Golden...
Forum: Touring
04-12-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,453
Posted By stringsonbikes

Also look at surly Moloko bars. Similar to the...

Also look at surly Moloko bars. Similar to the crazy bars but with more room for the controls. I have been wanting to try them out but donít have a bike they would work on.
07-24-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By stringsonbikes

Try them both. Depending on the year they will...

Try them both. Depending on the year they will fit very differently. I have a kona dew and tried many bikes before getting it. The trek had a more aggressive position and the dew was more upright for...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By stringsonbikes

I don't have one but based on the pics and online...

I don't have one but based on the pics and online description, it looks like it has front rack mounts. And the roll city version comes with a front rack if you want to get an idea of how it would...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,403
Posted By stringsonbikes

I take some deep breaths and let it go. If there...

I take some deep breaths and let it go. If there is nothing I can do to change the situation then it is not worth the energy to stew over. I still get upset which is normal. I just figure that the...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,995
Posted By stringsonbikes

Look at the panaracer pasela or t-serv for speed....

Look at the panaracer pasela or t-serv for speed. Schwalbe Big Ben for comfort or some of their marathon offerings.
06-04-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By stringsonbikes

Agree with the above about trying to find...

Agree with the above about trying to find something used. Also talk to your vet about using Benadryl or similar for motion sickness if you need to take her places.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By stringsonbikes

Check out the Schwalbe delta cruiser. I have been...

Check out the Schwalbe delta cruiser. I have been very happy with mine, I think they meet most of your criteria, no problems getting them on/off and they are inexpensive. I also had the panaracer...
08-21-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,749
Posted By stringsonbikes

One of my dogs is just over 20lbs and I don't...

One of my dogs is just over 20lbs and I don't think I would feel safe with her directly on the bike. I do have a trailer that she loves to ride in. I would love to get a bakfiets or something like...
Forum: For Sale
07-18-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,355
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 304,910
Posted By stringsonbikes

Have: Black SMP Lite 209, steel rails, with...

Have: Black SMP Lite 209, steel rails, with minimal miles


Want: SMP Drakon, Dynamic or maybe Forma, black preferred but can work with something else
Forum: Touring
05-10-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,309
Posted By stringsonbikes

I just got one a few weeks ago and really like...

I just got one a few weeks ago and really like it. The gearing is really nice for hauling my stuff or a trailer. It says in the specs that it has a 140mm rear rotor but mine came with a 160. The long...
01-27-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,225
Posted By stringsonbikes

If it is free or a good deal try it and see if...

If it is free or a good deal try it and see if you notice. I think some people are more sensitive than others. I am the same height as you and have 3 bikes with 170mm and 2 with 175mm cranks. To be...
12-16-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By stringsonbikes

Check out some of the Pedro's lubes. Some of them...

Check out some of the Pedro's lubes. Some of them are supposed to be biodegradable and are plant based.
12-10-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By stringsonbikes

Surly dropped the prices a lot on the Pugsley and...

Surly dropped the prices a lot on the Pugsley and ICT Ops. You could look into something like that and add a Surly Open Bar or something similar.
Forum: For Sale
11-02-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,355
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 304,910
Posted By stringsonbikes

Have: Selle SMP Drakon in black Black...

Have: Selle SMP Drakon in black
Black Brooks B17
Honey Brooks B17

Want: Selle SMP Lite 209 or Glider
08-14-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By stringsonbikes

Depends on the bike and what you want to use it...

Depends on the bike and what you want to use it for. mountain biking and road biking I generally go small, touring, winter riding and commuting I will go med for the longer wheelbase. I generally try...
07-31-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By stringsonbikes

+1 on the ergons. I also like the esi chunky...

+1 on the ergons. I also like the esi chunky grips for my grip shifters but you will have to cut them to fit for length.
Forum: Touring
04-15-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,673
Posted By stringsonbikes

How about a Salsa Vaya? The smaller sizes have...

How about a Salsa Vaya? The smaller sizes have 26" wheels.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-14, 11:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,729
Posted By stringsonbikes

Someone will need to try these and report back....

Someone will need to try these and report back. Slip Not Traction (http://www.slipnottraction.com/bike-tire-chains.html)

I wonder how much they weigh?
11-04-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,737
Posted By stringsonbikes

I tried PI amphibs and couldnt make them work for...

I tried PI amphibs and couldnt make them work for me either. They didnt seem to regulate temp well and I was always either too cold or way too hot. I ended up with some Craft XC ski pants which work...
11-03-14, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By stringsonbikes

I dont mind riding in the dark. I also have...

I dont mind riding in the dark. I also have dynamo lighting on my one bike which makes it easy. On the route I ride, the cars seem to give me more space when it is dark which is a nice change. I am...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,597
Posted By stringsonbikes

I have had both the 1.75 paselas and 2.0 big...

I have had both the 1.75 paselas and 2.0 big apples on my troll and have 2.1 BAs on my Dummy. I liked both of them a little differently. I like the BAs better for comfort but the Paselas are much...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,157
Posted By stringsonbikes

How cold are we talking? I have lighter and a...

How cold are we talking? I have lighter and a heavier weight pair of kuhl pants that I wear down to around freezing. Gusseted crotch makes non-cycle specific pants much more comfortable on the bike....
09-08-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,788
Posted By stringsonbikes

I think platforms are the easiest since I would...

I think platforms are the easiest since I would assume you already have winter boots and can use them together. There is also more flexibility depending on the conditions. I use either my mukluks...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By stringsonbikes

How about WTB Rocket V Comp? 127mm wide and if...

How about WTB Rocket V Comp? 127mm wide and if you poke around a bit they are <$40 or see if you have an LBS near you that does the WTB (or other brand) demo program Rocket V | WTB...
Forum: Touring
08-01-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,667
Posted By stringsonbikes

How about a Surly Troll? Lots of options for it...

How about a Surly Troll? Lots of options for it if you run into mechanical issues.
07-28-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,873
Posted By stringsonbikes

How about putting it straight up and down into a...

How about putting it straight up and down into a pannier and then using bungies to secure the middle to the rack to keep it from moving around too much or bouncing out?

You could also try going...
Forum: Touring
07-21-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,807
Posted By stringsonbikes

It is starting to come out now though nothing for...

It is starting to come out now though nothing for the Vaya yet. 2015 Bikes Preview | Salsa Cycles (http://salsacycles.com/site/MY15_preview)
07-21-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,904
Posted By stringsonbikes

Are you looking at Large Marge not the Lite?...

Are you looking at Large Marge not the Lite? Personally I wouldnt want all that extra weight. The Dummy (at least mine) is heavy enough as it is. Maybe look towards some DH or freeride type rims....
07-08-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,607
Posted By stringsonbikes

I like either the Smartwool or Exofficio boxer...

I like either the Smartwool or Exofficio boxer briefs if you are willing to go that route. Exofficio also makes some briefs from the same material as the boxer briefs but like someone mentioned the...
06-25-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By stringsonbikes

For my area I have found late winter/early spring...

For my area I have found late winter/early spring is the best time to get winter stuff for the next year. It is usually on clearance, is actually available and I still remember what I needed and why....
Forum: Touring
06-07-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,811
Posted By stringsonbikes

Another vote for Wallingford Bikes. I wanted to...

Another vote for Wallingford Bikes. I wanted to exchange my saddle and it was just as easy as they said it would be. I am about your size and really like the B17. It didnt go through a break in...
06-05-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,094
Posted By stringsonbikes

4.2 mi to the grocery store, 4.8 mi to the...

4.2 mi to the grocery store, 4.8 mi to the farmers market.
06-01-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,386
Posted By stringsonbikes

The options would depend on your personal...

The options would depend on your personal situation.

You could:

Get a ride with a friend
Walk to a further away bus stop
Use carsharing if it is in your area
Taxi
Rent a car
Combine any of...
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