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Forum: Touring
10-03-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By DBC Steve

Seaworthy -- You sounded very much like someone...

Seaworthy -- You sounded very much like someone we met at a restaurant in North Hatley, except that couple was from New Brunswick I think. They parked at the QC station near the bridge. We boarded...
Forum: Touring
09-29-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By DBC Steve

And some of our pics are here: ...

And some of our pics are here:

http://gallery.dbcnewsletter.org/v/September+2009/

Friends had strongly recommended skipping Sherbrooke, and good to hear it was good advice. 2+ days in Magog...
Forum: Touring
09-29-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By DBC Steve

We just finished this tour last week, taking the...

We just finished this tour last week, taking the south-of-the-river route through St Jean Richelieu, Magog, Warwick, etc. to Quebec City. We also took the train back to Montreal -- 3 hour ride. ...
Forum: Touring
09-27-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By DBC Steve

Yep -- but thanks. I think the one I saw riding...

Yep -- but thanks. I think the one I saw riding into Magog was one that had been in stock in one of the Quebec City bike shops -- they told us they sold out in two weeks early in the summer, they...
Forum: Touring
09-27-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By DBC Steve

Great riding! We skipped Mount Orford since we...

Great riding! We skipped Mount Orford since we had road bikes and rain was forecasted. Spent 3 nights in Magog, with day trips to North Hatley and Abby St Benoit du Lac. Checked out that great LBS...
Forum: Touring
09-26-09, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By DBC Steve

Looking for Quebec jersey

We just got back from a great tour from Montreal to Quebec City on La Route Verte -- and would be glad to answer any questions about that ride!

We'd like to get jerseys with the Fleur de Lis...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,014
Posted By DBC Steve

Great to see I'm not the only one with a 500 gram...

Great to see I'm not the only one with a 500 gram Selle Anatomica saddle! Together my wife and I own 8 of the saddles (including two on the Speedster tandem). Getting a custom steel road frame...
Forum: Touring
06-01-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,708
Posted By DBC Steve

I do have three of these -- one for a 1983...

I do have three of these -- one for a 1983 Specialized Expedition, another for a 2008 Co-Motion Americano and the third for our Co-Motion tandem. I have never had numbing problems like stated at the...
04-29-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By DBC Steve

Warm day, some tailwind, great day for cycling. ...

Warm day, some tailwind, great day for cycling. Climb to Table Mountain was long and hot -- at least hot relative to the last few months. We saw several dozen people walking the steepest part of...
04-23-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,624
Posted By DBC Steve

There have been problems with the 10-speed...

There have been problems with the 10-speed Co-Motion tandems when they are mated with the XTR rear derailleur and IRD wide range cassettes. The IRD web site advises not using their wide range...
04-23-08, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By DBC Steve

Really sorry to hear about the crash, and hope...

Really sorry to hear about the crash, and hope you heal soon to get back on the big bike. We'll miss you at Chico this Sunday. Since my stoker is staying home to garden, I'll be on a 1983...
Forum: Touring
04-23-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By DBC Steve

I have a Synapse as well as a 1983 Specialized...

I have a Synapse as well as a 1983 Specialized Expedition and 2008 Co-Motion Americano. While both touring bikes accelerate more slowly than my carbonista, I can maintain a solid fast pace (19-22...
04-10-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By DBC Steve

There are many threads on this subject, and just...

There are many threads on this subject, and just about as many personal opinions. We have Conti Gatorskins on our tandem and both touring bikes, with no problems and good mileage and rolling...
Forum: Touring
04-10-08, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By DBC Steve

We have a Topeak Road Morph on our tandem and...

We have a Topeak Road Morph on our tandem and full size Topeak frame pumps on our touring bikes. Both are excellent.
Forum: Touring
04-06-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By DBC Steve

A number of inexpensive options here, depending...

A number of inexpensive options here, depending on rear hub width:

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels/622.html
04-05-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,583
Posted By DBC Steve

Woohoo, Chris! We have 2000 miles on our...

Woohoo, Chris! We have 2000 miles on our original Gatorskins and had the first flat two weeks ago. Still plenty of good tread, but we may try the Armadillos when we need new tires. Not sure we are...
04-05-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By DBC Steve

We will be on the lookout for everyone too. We...

We will be on the lookout for everyone too. We will be driving from Davis that morning and may not get started until around 7. We'll look for big bikes throughout the day. I'll be on a half bike: ...
04-02-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,259
Posted By DBC Steve

No one commented about what I think is the most...

No one commented about what I think is the most obvious good news: a Co-Motion tandem took only six weeks! This is very good news that Co-Mo may be clearing their backlog. I just got an Americano...
04-01-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By DBC Steve

My stoker does not want to come out and play, so...

My stoker does not want to come out and play, so I'm doing the Wildflower on my half bike (Co-Motion, of course).
Forum: Touring
03-31-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By DBC Steve

+1 for Assos cream, proper fitting shorts, and --...

+1 for Assos cream, proper fitting shorts, and -- in my case -- a Selle An-Atomica saddle, properly fitted. It is important to address all variables. Good luck!
Forum: Touring
03-30-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By DBC Steve

Nice solution! Fortunately your rack has...

Nice solution! Fortunately your rack has something to attach the PVC to. Some day most racks will have built-in blinkie attachment setups. All the blinkies in our local bike stores are set up to...
Forum: Touring
03-30-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By DBC Steve

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3108.html It...

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3108.html

It says that the part is currently out of stock -- perhaps because I've sent this link out to so many people? if they have a toll-free or an email address I...
Forum: Touring
03-29-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By DBC Steve

+100 on the Selle An-Atomica Titanico. I have a...

+100 on the Selle An-Atomica Titanico. I have a Fizik Aliante on my go fast carbon bike but it starts to be uncomfortable around 60-70 miles. I have the An-Atomica on a 1983 Specialized Expedition...
Forum: Touring
03-29-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By DBC Steve

What I like about that rack is it comes...

What I like about that rack is it comes "taillight ready". Our local bike shops all sell racks and tail lights, but no way to connect the two.

For a truly cheap but decent quality rack I suggest...
Forum: Touring
03-27-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,370
Posted By DBC Steve

Consulting engineer, spouse is government...

Consulting engineer, spouse is government engineer.
Forum: Touring
03-13-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By DBC Steve

My wife just got a 1995 Trek 520. It does not...

My wife just got a 1995 Trek 520. It does not have the noodle but the cable routing is similar to yours -- i.e. wide enough radius. It probably depends on how close to the center of the handlebar...
Forum: Touring
03-13-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By DBC Steve

This is a front brake noodle -- you can see the...

This is a front brake noodle -- you can see the same part on the Surly LHT. Looks like you may not need it since your front brake cable routing has a fairly well rounded radius. Check out the Surly...
Forum: Touring
03-05-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,210
Posted By DBC Steve

While I'm not in the market for a Trek 520,...

While I'm not in the market for a Trek 520, sounds like plenty of people on this thread may be. Here is a post that just showed up on CL SF:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/595928626.html
...
03-05-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By DBC Steve

Nice setup, but (fortunately) you have a...

Nice setup, but (fortunately) you have a taller-than-normal shell. I'll have to see if our Co-Motion Speedster fits in our Tacoma with a cab-high shell. It is likely that our limiting factor is...
02-28-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,326
Posted By DBC Steve

First pic is from the Davis Bike Club "Tandem...

First pic is from the Davis Bike Club "Tandem Toot" ride around the Sutter Buttes last fall -- the smallest mountain range in the world. The jerseys are from our 2007 DBC March Madness (Mad...
Forum: Touring
02-27-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,210
Posted By DBC Steve

I agree with replacing the Tektro OEM pads --...

I agree with replacing the Tektro OEM pads -- makes world of difference on my restored Specialized Expedition.

As to the subject of this thread, my wife is in the same dilemma and will test ride...
Forum: Touring
02-23-08, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By DBC Steve

A few days ago I saw a fully loaded LHT with...

A few days ago I saw a fully loaded LHT with kitty litter plastic container panniers -- complete with snap-on lids. They were attached to the rear rack with metal hooks rivited to the containers. ...
Forum: Touring
02-21-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By DBC Steve

For cycling in general, I prefer multi-lens...

For cycling in general, I prefer multi-lens glasses with prescription inserts (Bolle). That way you are prepared for bright sun, rain, overcast and dark. I've tried riding with contacts, and ended...
Forum: Touring
02-21-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,311
Posted By DBC Steve

Ted (more for the benefit of others) -- I...

Ted (more for the benefit of others) --

I have a set of OOS (old old stock) -- i.e. original -- Shimano cantis that came on my 1983 Expedition, for those who just can't do without the look and...
Forum: Touring
02-20-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By DBC Steve

While I don't have problems with my SA (yet?), a...

While I don't have problems with my SA (yet?), a friend with two on his tandem has done some trimming with a utility knife. He trimmed a couple of mm off both sides of one saddle, rounded out the...
Forum: Touring
02-19-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,560
Posted By DBC Steve

I have a lightly used Expedition for anyone on...

I have a lightly used Expedition for anyone on this list who lives in northern California (I live in Davis). Great rack, but unnecessary for my daily commute (and getting an Old Man Mountain for my...
Forum: Touring
02-19-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By DBC Steve

This is a positive reply, not a criticism -- but...

This is a positive reply, not a criticism -- but still might be useful. I got one of these saddles free in response to some work I did for Tom Milton, the saddle designer. I've had it for a year...
Forum: Touring
02-18-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By DBC Steve

While this topic is somewhat removed from touring...

While this topic is somewhat removed from touring (but maybe not), the stem cell research $$ is funded via a $3 billion bond approved by California voters a few years ago -- while the parks are...
Forum: Touring
02-17-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,311
Posted By DBC Steve

This is my experience as well. Just put a set on...

This is my experience as well. Just put a set on a 1983 Specialized Expedition -- easy to set up, stop better for me than the old Shimanos IMHO (both have Koolstop pads), and can adjust toe-in.
02-16-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By DBC Steve

I love the attention to details, including the...

I love the attention to details, including the fender bump-out for the generator. Cool bike -- thanks for posting!
01-31-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By DBC Steve

Skunk Works?

Skunk Works?
01-31-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By DBC Steve

We rode Rice Valley last year -- 2007 -- and did...

We rode Rice Valley last year -- 2007 -- and did the metric century. We saw mostly tandems, and others noted that there were far more tandems vs. half bikes as compared to earlier years. it is...
Forum: Touring
01-24-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By DBC Steve

If you have the original chain rings and a worn...

If you have the original chain rings and a worn out chain -- like the 1983 Specialized Expedition I am restoring -- you would be advised to replace the chain rings, chain and freewheel. Check...
01-24-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By DBC Steve

Cycling video

Here's a link to a video shot from the back of a tandem on a recent Davis Bike Club ride during a short break in the weather:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u-s_9ZtcKY

If the music sounds...
Forum: Touring
01-23-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By DBC Steve

Our club has a number of riders with Rex bikes --...

Our club has a number of riders with Rex bikes -- both tandems and single road bikes. Not seen a Rex touring bike, but Steve builds a full range including mountain bikes. Suggest checking out his...
Forum: Touring
01-21-08, 11:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,320
Posted By DBC Steve

Most of the LHT is decent to begin with -- frame,...

Most of the LHT is decent to begin with -- frame, cranks, bars, stem, etc. Trade up the wheels, saddle and seatpost over time. Change out brakes and derailleurs based on what works and doesn't work...
Forum: Touring
01-16-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By DBC Steve

I have all the parts for the Cateye solar...

I have all the parts for the Cateye solar computer shown on this bike -- got it from a 1978 Gitane tandem we had a couple of years ago. Anyone on this list who is located near Davis, Calif is...
Forum: Touring
01-15-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,611
Posted By DBC Steve

Could not have said it better myself. We have...

Could not have said it better myself. We have brifters on the tandem and our road bikes, bar ends on the 1983 Specialized Expedition, and brifters ordered for the Co-motion Americano (which comes...
Forum: Touring
01-13-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By DBC Steve

I just bought what looks like the clone of this...

I just bought what looks like the clone of this bike -- an early 1980s Specialized Expedition. It looks like it has the same chain rings as well: 48-44-26. Started restoring the bike this...
01-09-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,217
Posted By DBC Steve

George Hincapie, 2006 Paris Roubaix: ...

George Hincapie, 2006 Paris Roubaix:
http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/9720.0.html
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