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Forum: Touring
06-18-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By brianinc-ville

I've only ridden in Copenhagen and Aarhus, but it...

I've only ridden in Copenhagen and Aarhus, but it really was a great time. Aarhus has more hills than you'd expect in Denmark. Even if you're set on touring the whole country, you should set aside...
06-15-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 923
Posted By brianinc-ville

Oh man, do I miss Charlottesville now -- I moved...

Oh man, do I miss Charlottesville now -- I moved away in 2007, but it lives on in my heart and username. Glad you had a good time!
06-12-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,123
Posted By brianinc-ville

Disagree. Threads don't die; they just get more...

Disagree. Threads don't die; they just get more historically interesting. This one, for instance, is interesting in light both of the continuities to 2009 (Soma is still making the Buena Vista) and...
06-11-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,123
Posted By brianinc-ville

Cool I've often heard this advice, but I must say I...

I've often heard this advice, but I must say I don't get it. As long as we recognize that the OP has probably long since chosen a frame for his/her girlfriend, I don't see any reason not to keep...
06-04-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By brianinc-ville

I'd definitely go with Schwalbe. I've got a...

I'd definitely go with Schwalbe. I've got a Burley Nomad too, but it's way down in the crawlspace under my house and I don't feel like checking the tire size -- but you mean ISO 305, right? You...
06-04-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By brianinc-ville

I'm a cargo bike owner, but mine's a Douze. For...

I'm a cargo bike owner, but mine's a Douze. For me, the Douze has been worth every penny -- I just keep telling myself it's way cheaper than a car, and I use it every single day. Your situation may...
05-29-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By brianinc-ville

Where in MD are you located? I'm in NC, but my...

Where in MD are you located? I'm in NC, but my wife's family is in the DC suburbs and I often end up getting bikes there. You're totally right that the 3-speed supply is low on Craigslist right now...
05-27-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By brianinc-ville

What Kurt said. At the beach, an English 3-speed...

What Kurt said. At the beach, an English 3-speed would be ideal. Modern versions of same, like Linus, Public, or Retrospec, have been around for more than 10 years now and are starting to turn up...
05-24-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By brianinc-ville

FYI: I bought a thin-walled 10mm socket...

FYI: I bought a thin-walled 10mm socket (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AXTJZB8). It's too big to fit in the hole on the Sunlite pedals. I took it to my LBS -- they couldn't figure out how to adjust...
05-20-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By brianinc-ville

This is mostly true in East NC, as well, except...

This is mostly true in East NC, as well, except it's cotton or soybeans. But there are some nice forests and swamps remaining, here and there.
05-15-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62,369
Views: 9,450,630
Posted By brianinc-ville

Interesting Raleigh in a pile of Raleighs, NYC - NY State area

In a big pile of 3-speeds, there's a black one with drop bars, a Sturmey shifter on the downtube, and a cool bottle cage:
...
05-12-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,105
Posted By brianinc-ville

Wow, way to revive a 13-year-old thread! ...

Wow, way to revive a 13-year-old thread!

Anyway, yeah, I borrowed a buddy's Nashbar single-wheel trailer for a couple of camping trips. It was always a pain in the butt, and eventually I rolled...
05-07-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By brianinc-ville

Interesting. I had a similar problem with a...

Interesting. I had a similar problem with a BucaBoot (plastic, not metal) cracking where it projected (about 5 inches) behind the rear rack. My solution was to put a PVC 1x6 board underneath, for...
05-05-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By brianinc-ville

MacOS, Chrome. Works fine. So does Sheldon's.

MacOS, Chrome. Works fine. So does Sheldon's.
05-02-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By brianinc-ville

That turned out to be the case. A 3mm spacer did...

That turned out to be the case. A 3mm spacer did the job perfectly. Thanks again!
05-01-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By brianinc-ville

That's helpful. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

That's helpful. I'll give it a try. Thanks!
05-01-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By brianinc-ville

Threadless headset loose and I can't get it tight.

Hi, all. I'm C&V-oriented; I've worked on bikes with threaded headsets for more than 20 years, but I recently picked up my first bike with a threadless (a 2016 Priority Continuum). The headset was a...
04-29-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By brianinc-ville

Without pictures, it's hard to say what would...

Without pictures, it's hard to say what would work for you. How about some pictures?

My 2¢: front baskets generally stink. They mess up your steering and make it hard to park. If you want to...
04-29-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By brianinc-ville

OP: That is definitely an awesome Humber bike. ...

OP: That is definitely an awesome Humber bike. Have fun with it!

Everybody else: this is a great reminder of what the rest of the world sees when they look at our bikes.
04-22-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By brianinc-ville

Meh. I'm pretty skeptical of Rides of Silence --...

Meh. I'm pretty skeptical of Rides of Silence -- I definitely don't think the best way to get people on bikes is to tell them that it might kill them -- but I'll leave the argument for the A&S...
04-20-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By brianinc-ville

Re. "A Jerk Gets His" -- I've been commuting by...

Re. "A Jerk Gets His" -- I've been commuting by bike daily since the '90s, and it seems to me that I see a lot less of that aggressive driver behavior than I used to. I'm not sure, though, if it's...
04-19-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By brianinc-ville

Weird. I remember Nature Valley granola bars...

Weird. I remember Nature Valley granola bars from at least the early '80s (and can still sing you the TV ad jingle). I was thinking the opposite: in 30 years, granola bars have changed much more...
04-18-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By brianinc-ville

Yeah, the McMaster was my first hit, too -- but...

Yeah, the McMaster was my first hit, too -- but unless I'm missing something, they don't make them in metric?
04-18-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By brianinc-ville

I love MKS pedals, but they don't make a model...

I love MKS pedals, but they don't make a model that's appropriate for my needs in this case. I wear leather-soled dress shoes to work (or will, as soon as I'm back to teaching in person, which should...
04-17-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By brianinc-ville

Thin-wall socket for adjusting pedal bearings?

Hi. I just got a new pair of Sunlite city pedals (https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-City-Non-Slip-Pedals-Black/dp/B00LNFSFKI); as on most new pedals in my experience, the bearings are set way too...
04-14-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By brianinc-ville

If you can get by with a single-speed setup (or...

If you can get by with a single-speed setup (or maybe a three-speed), the Worksman STPT (https://www.worksmancycles.com/stpt.html) would seem like a great choice for the farm -- simple, durable,...
04-07-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,187
Posted By brianinc-ville

If it's something like this...

If it's something like this...
04-07-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,187
Posted By brianinc-ville

Clouds need fists shaken at them. That's what...

Clouds need fists shaken at them. That's what makes it rain.
04-05-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,889
Posted By brianinc-ville

Given your requirements, almost anything would do...

Given your requirements, almost anything would do the job. But here are my thoughts:

An English 3-speed would probably be just great. The handlebars are comfy, they come with fenders, and the...
04-05-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,010
Posted By brianinc-ville

I won't speak ill of the '70s Schwinn Suburban --...

I won't speak ill of the '70s Schwinn Suburban -- I had one once and really enjoyed it, until it got stolen -- but in this case we're not interested in a derailleur setup. Dress pants and shoes, you...
04-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By brianinc-ville

Sweet! I loved my '80 Tourist. Those bikes...

Sweet! I loved my '80 Tourist. Those bikes feel like nothing else (except maybe a 12' longboard on a glassy, shoulder-height tube).

The rod brakes work just fine unless it's raining, in which...
03-29-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,187
Posted By brianinc-ville

There are lots of good suggestions here, and...

There are lots of good suggestions here, and since you're in the Netherlands, you ought to be able to get whatever you decide you want. As for how to decide, here are some questions:

1. How...
03-27-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By brianinc-ville

Sweet bike!

Sweet bike!
03-25-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By brianinc-ville

It's hard to say since, as you mention, it's a...

It's hard to say since, as you mention, it's a fairly unique bike. My mostly-unsupported guess is that $1150 is a little bit high. A high percentage of the people who want cargo bikes want them for...
03-25-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By brianinc-ville

I was going to suggest a front-loading cargo...

I was going to suggest a front-loading cargo bike. I love my Douze. I can't see your pictures, but wouldn't the Boda Boda be pretty much the same as an Xtracycle, from a keeping-kids-strapped-in...
03-25-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By brianinc-ville

Very nice! Welcome aboard. I agree that it's...

Very nice! Welcome aboard. I agree that it's worth seeking out a period-appropriate front wheel (and maybe replacing the hoods on the brake levers). Other than that, it looks like a lot of fun as...
03-23-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,359
Posted By brianinc-ville

"Where the sun don't shine."

"Where the sun don't shine."
03-22-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,010
Posted By brianinc-ville

For what it's worth, here's what we figured out: ...

For what it's worth, here's what we figured out:

Well, first the pandemic put this whole plan on hold -- we're no longer commuting to work, so we don't need to trade bikes very often. For the...
03-22-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By brianinc-ville

Fair enough. I'm more interested in...

Fair enough. I'm more interested in practicality, though. I'm no engineer, but it seems like a connection at only one point would be weaker and less secure than a connection at two points, and in...
03-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By brianinc-ville

I don't get the disdain for p-clamps on the...

I don't get the disdain for p-clamps on the seatstays here -- they work just fine. You can get them, with a nice rubber covering, at any hardware store.
11-26-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,908
Posted By brianinc-ville

I love 'em all, but the teenage Smiths fan in me...

I love 'em all, but the teenage Smiths fan in me will always (close my eyes and) think of England.
11-26-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By brianinc-ville

For posterity: I was able to get exactly the...

For posterity: I was able to get exactly the piece I needed from TentPole Technologies in Vancouver, Washington. (https://tentpoletechnologies.com/) Awesome!
11-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By brianinc-ville

Yes. Clever Cycles in Portland does their best,...

Yes. Clever Cycles in Portland does their best, but Douze is notoriously difficult to deal with. They make an incredible bicycle, but they're not great at selling or servicing it, at least not...
11-12-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By brianinc-ville

They're two separate pieces. ...

They're two separate pieces.






I'm a little leery of using non-specific aluminum tubing, or sanding down, because this part takes a lot of strain (it's the end of the pole that sticks into...
11-11-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By brianinc-ville

Metric tent pole for cargo bike canopy?

This query isn't, strictly speaking, C&V, but I trust you folks more than anyone else to find obscure bits and pieces. So:

I recently broke one of the aluminum pole ends on my Douze cargo bike's...
10-28-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,182
Posted By brianinc-ville

Sorry I don't have better pictures, but here's my...

Sorry I don't have better pictures, but here's my trusty 1984 Peugeot Carbolite P-whatever wearing Kenda KrossCyclos in 27 x 1 3/8.
...
10-28-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By brianinc-ville

I've done this operation many times with...

I've done this operation many times with excellent results. A bench vise and a short screwdriver will help to slide the old pad out (and the new one in, if necessary).
07-27-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By brianinc-ville

You should have no problem finding Schwalbes...

You should have no problem finding Schwalbes (either Marathon Plus or Delta Cruiser).
07-10-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,250
Posted By brianinc-ville

The cottered one, probably not (though one never...

The cottered one, probably not (though one never knows). The other, though, could definitely be Swiss. Replacements are hard to find; FYI, though, Sunlite now sells a threadless "repair" bottom...
07-04-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,250
Posted By brianinc-ville

No, not too hard, and I'd definitely recommend...

No, not too hard, and I'd definitely recommend that you put the shifters in a more convenient place for city riding. I lost track of which kind of handlebars you think you'll finally end up with,...
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