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Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 512
Posted By Colorado Kid

Thanks for all the great advice and pictures! I...

Thanks for all the great advice and pictures! I went to LBS and they let me dig through their "junk" pile. Picked up a double leg kickstand for $20.00. Thanks again.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Colorado Kid

I've talked to him about filing a claim with...

I've talked to him about filing a claim with someone. He figures the bike wasn't worth anything so why bother. (He bought it years ago at a year sale for $40.00 USD.) It was a old Huffy that looked...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 512
Posted By Colorado Kid

Sorry

I am sorry to axlotl and any others who may be upset with my post .I don't remember everything I posted over the years. (All the Cancer meds I take doesn't help any.) Please forgive me. I just ask a...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 512
Posted By Colorado Kid

Kick Stand

How many in this group use kickstands? I've been tossing the idea in my head about putting it on my touring bike but I'm not sure. The weight and other factors have me on the fence. What do you...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Colorado Kid

Barn Find

Many of you have been asking for pictures of my Schwinn Voyageur (1981) that I just rebuilt. It will make a great commuter/touring bike. For those who are familiar with the Schwinn Voyageur, you will...
10-09-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By Colorado Kid

I think he makes good money from these YT videos....

I think he makes good money from these YT videos. He said in past video that doesn't do anything else but make these thing. (Must be nice, right?)
Forum: Commuting
10-09-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,631
Posted By Colorado Kid

My wife rides too. She does about 2,000 miles a...

My wife rides too. She does about 2,000 miles a year on her commuter bike. She doesn't mind me stock piling parts. It's now in two LARGE plastic containers. How many container/boxes does your parts...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,631
Posted By Colorado Kid

I think we can help. Take a few dozen chains,...

I think we can help. Take a few dozen chains, tires and other such thing and call us in the morning. LOL I was at a swap meet once, a man was selling a case of inter tubes. Gee, I thought that would...
10-05-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,983
Posted By Colorado Kid

Thanks for everyone on this list for your...

Thanks for everyone on this list for your support.. Because of staffing shortage, (At the LBS) the rebuild is pushed back a little. I am keeping my fingers cross as it should be done soon. Let the...
10-04-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Colorado Kid

My problem is that I have cramps off the bike....

My problem is that I have cramps off the bike. (Often days after the ride.) Has anyone gone through this?
Forum: Commuting
10-02-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Colorado Kid

It was a cable lock with cheap key lock. I don't...

It was a cable lock with cheap key lock. I don't know the name brand but I don't think it was expensive one.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Colorado Kid

Lock

A co-worker got his bike stolen at work today. He made the mistake of locking it outside and somehow, it wasn't there at the end of the day. What is a good lock this group can recommend for a...
09-27-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,983
Posted By Colorado Kid

To answer many of your questions, the reason why...

To answer many of your questions, the reason why I chose to have my LBS do most of the restoring work is because I had cancer. Specifically multiple myeloma. Before the cancer left my body, it...
09-27-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,983
Posted By Colorado Kid

Cost Of Restoring A bike

I have a '81 Schwinn 11.8. I am in the process of restoring this barn find. I discovered the hills (mountains) around here beg for a triple. So it was back to the shop, again! To date, I guess I have...
09-24-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,906
Posted By Colorado Kid

Man, I hope the print type comes to the states....

Man, I hope the print type comes to the states. Anything is better then Bicycle.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By Colorado Kid

I had the LBS check out the seat. Everything is...

I had the LBS check out the seat. Everything is where it should be. (Angle etc.) I could drown the poor thing and hope I can remold it. Amazon had "used" B-17 for $65.00. I ordered a new seat. At...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By Colorado Kid

Worn Brooks Saddle

My ten year old Brooks saddle now has two spots that you can feel (in the back) where I sit. The funny thing, you can't see them but you sure can fell it. Is there anything I can do to fix them or is...
Forum: Touring
09-18-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By Colorado Kid

Dang, can't beat the old Cannondale bags. They...

Dang, can't beat the old Cannondale bags. They almost never wore out. Sometimes, you can find them on E-Bay.
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,262
Posted By Colorado Kid

Hang out at Bike Heaven just off the trail. I...

Hang out at Bike Heaven just off the trail. I don't know how late they are open but it might be worth it to use up the extra hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By Colorado Kid

Go climb Mount Evans first. You'll get nice and...

Go climb Mount Evans first. You'll get nice and warm-up then.
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,570
Posted By Colorado Kid

To answer some questions, I would pack it up and...

To answer some questions, I would pack it up and UPS home to avoid TSA. This is the model I am thinking of....
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,570
Posted By Colorado Kid

New Stove

I'm thinking of getting a hiking type of wood stove to replace the white gas model that I have now. Has any one used these type of stove before and if so, what brand do you recommend?
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Colorado Kid

Done. I'll need new brakes too as the ones that...

Done. I'll need new brakes too as the ones that came with the bike wouldn't reach the new rims. It "should" be ready to ride in two weeks. The shop needs to order parts and there is a lot of work to...
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Colorado Kid

It's in the shop for "rework". (New cables etc.)...

It's in the shop for "rework". (New cables etc.) I'm planning to put 700C wheels on it also. Has anyone done that?
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Colorado Kid

Barn Find # 2

The other day, i picked up a nice Barn find. 1983 Schwinn Voyager 11.8 It looks like it has almost no miles on it. (Once I clean the dust and grim off of it from sitting around all these years.) My...
09-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,827
Posted By Colorado Kid

When are planning to release detailed maps? Will...

When are planning to release detailed maps? Will you or Adventure Cycling sell them? Can't wait to ride it!!
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Colorado Kid

Barn Find

My friend owns a 1974 Schwinn Le Tour that is a Barn Find. Nice Red paint, low mileage, works like a dream. The problem ,is, the owner has fallen back in love with machine. It is rebuilt and run like...
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By Colorado Kid

Back when, hostel were big in the US ( 80's) and...

Back when, hostel were big in the US ( 80's) and you could travel almost anywhere for not a lot of dough. I did a lot of what we call, "Credit Card" touring. Just pack up and go where ever the wind...
09-01-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,694
Posted By Colorado Kid

Zach Gallardo

Our high priest of Wabi has a lot of new and great video's for fixed gear. Got to love Wabi!
Forum: Commuting
09-01-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,919
Posted By Colorado Kid

Amazon is having a sale on "used" Planet Bike...

Amazon is having a sale on "used" Planet Bike metal fenders for $ 54.00 USD. (Normally $ 80.00 USD.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By Colorado Kid

I can't believe a college does not have bicycle...

I can't believe a college does not have bicycle parking! Most colleges are semi-pro bicycle parking. What is the name of the college? Maybe we all could write them and ask for parking for you. Do...
08-20-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Colorado Kid

Old Trailers

What is the oldest trailer that you use and how much of load can you carry in it?
Forum: Commuting
08-12-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,557
Posted By Colorado Kid

Gross! What about used seats? That's almost as...

Gross! What about used seats? That's almost as bad as used shorts.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By Colorado Kid

It is 6 A.M. when I leave. So at this point, it...

It is 6 A.M. when I leave. So at this point, it both. See and be seen. What is a good light for both?
Forum: Commuting
08-04-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By Colorado Kid

Lights

Well, it's that time of year again to think about lights. I need something that's bright (and wouldn't cost a lot.) but has a good flash mode. Any ideas?
Forum: Commuting
08-04-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Colorado Kid

I use a Wald front rack on my bike. Not fancy but...

I use a Wald front rack on my bike. Not fancy but wears like iron.
07-29-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,781
Posted By Colorado Kid

He's back!

For those of us who are fans of Zack's web pages, he's back and making more video's about fixed gear with his Wabi by his side.
07-28-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,781
Posted By Colorado Kid

Wabi Cult

Does anyone belong to the "Wabi Cult"? Come on, I know a few of you belong. Now is the time to come clean. ;]
Forum: Commuting
07-22-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By Colorado Kid

How did the doctor find out? I had a check up...

How did the doctor find out? I had a check up that day, after I came back. Blood work made me stand out. I explained it to the nurse, O' she said. (Everyone ride out here.)
Forum: Commuting
07-22-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By Colorado Kid

14 miles round trip. Did I mention it was up in...

14 miles round trip. Did I mention it was up in the high country? (Hills and more hills.)
Forum: Commuting
07-21-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By Colorado Kid

How Much Weight Did You Carry?

I got nailed from the doctor for not drinking enough for yesterdays ride. You see,, I was pulling the trailer (55lbs+ of food) and I didn't bring enough water on this ride and ran out 1/2 way out.....
07-20-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Colorado Kid

Yep, their done backward. The cable should run...

Yep, their done backward. The cable should run inside the rack, not outside.
Forum: Commuting
07-19-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Colorado Kid

New Pack

I've been tossing around the idea in my head of getting a new pack. My old one is still good but it smells like Cat pee. Can anyone recommend something roomy but bright in color so the cars can see...
07-14-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,152
Posted By Colorado Kid

I love Colorado!! Living else where isn't the...

I love Colorado!! Living else where isn't the same. Yes, we do have long winters with lots of snow. We go Cross Country Skiing or put the studs on the bike. The only problem about some parts of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 963
Posted By Colorado Kid

Yes of course. I start getting the shakes and...

Yes of course. I start getting the shakes and cold sweats. Do you think there's hope for me? ;)
Forum: Commuting
07-09-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Colorado Kid

Messenger Bag

Does anyone use a messenger bag to carry their stuff? I just got this, https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/british-royal-mail-surplus-shoulder-bag-used?a=1929382 What do you think?
Forum: Commuting
07-07-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By Colorado Kid

If it's not too late, have you tried a bicycle...

If it's not too late, have you tried a bicycle friendly school? CU here in Boulder is sold on bicycling. maybe it's not to late to change.
06-30-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,791
Posted By Colorado Kid

61 and still riding in my rocky mountain home....

61 and still riding in my rocky mountain home. Low gear really help. Has anyone tried pulling a trailer with a fixed gear?
06-09-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,035
Posted By Colorado Kid

Wabi

Lets see your Wabi. I love the old ones.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,984
Posted By Colorado Kid

O' no, not another rip off of Brooks saddle. Many...

O' no, not another rip off of Brooks saddle. Many will buy the low cost saddle but in year from now, you will hate it. Buy a Brooks and you will never buy any thing else.
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