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Forum: Touring
07-05-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,448
Posted By Chuckie J.

I swear it was an accident! How embarrassing... ...

I swear it was an accident! How embarrassing...

I used to have a friend who worked at a great bike shop and they had a phrase that was (lovingly) thrown around for anyone trying to "complete the...
Forum: Touring
01-06-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,448
Posted By Chuckie J.

I definitely hear you on your complains. I...

I definitely hear you on your complains. I questioned the barrel as well.

Here are some things I like about the bear canister: 1) If needed, you can put your food in it to keep out bears but also...
Forum: Touring
01-05-18, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,448
Posted By Chuckie J.

I've done it on a front rack. I believe the rack...

I've done it on a front rack. I believe the rack is an Old Man Mountain Sherpa.

I'm digging out a picture... My "baseball card" shot. : )
...
01-05-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,922
Posted By Chuckie J.

I think the closest thing we have now to...

I think the closest thing we have now to driverless cars is something like Uber/Lyft. I use them but almost exclusively for things like going to the airport and while traveling in another city while...
01-05-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,163
Posted By Chuckie J.

I appreciate hearing these stories. : )

I appreciate hearing these stories. : )
Forum: Touring
03-31-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,970
Posted By Chuckie J.

I've mainly gone with other people and it's been...

I've mainly gone with other people and it's been hit and miss. I like people and offered touring opportunities to friends who have been interested. They liked it but but it always involved a certain...
Forum: Touring
03-31-14, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,085
Posted By Chuckie J.

If I could afford one, I'd get a Co-Motion in a...

If I could afford one, I'd get a Co-Motion in a heart beat. Many years ago I bought a Seven as my off-road touring bike and it's something incredibly special. I don't regret it at all. It taught me...
Forum: Touring
03-30-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,664
Posted By Chuckie J.

Going back to the original question, not only are...

Going back to the original question, not only are production bikes not geared low enough, they're always geared too high. 127 gear inches? That's insane for a tour. I'm with Donalson, it's much nicer...
03-29-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,253
Posted By Chuckie J.

I am a strange person in that I've been car free...

I am a strange person in that I've been car free for nearly 12 years but my two favorite shows on TV are... Top Gear and Fast n' Loud. Yeah, it sounds crazy but these show get into the SPIRIT of...
03-02-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,422
Posted By Chuckie J.

Two words: Big Dummy. Once you can carry...

Two words: Big Dummy.

Once you can carry stuff effortlessly, anything is possible.
Forum: Touring
05-22-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Chuckie J.

Follow Up: So we did it-- and it was a crazy...

Follow Up:

So we did it-- and it was a crazy trip. First off, I would not recommend such a large group. We had 7 for the first three days and 5 for the last three. Social dynamics become the...
Forum: Touring
05-12-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,343
Posted By Chuckie J.

Are you joking? You haven't read any Bahktin,...

Are you joking? You haven't read any Bahktin, have you? We all "lift" ideas. Its called culture. I know I've lifted a LOT of ideas from Sheldon Brown (bless his heart....) Nancy contributes a great...
Forum: Touring
05-11-11, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Chuckie J.

I'm finding the same thing and actually enjoy...

I'm finding the same thing and actually enjoy watching people "discover" stuff like having one piece of gear cover two duties. The big thing for me is making sure folks are prepared but not killing...
Forum: Touring
05-09-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Chuckie J.

Update! Well, our group is now up to SEVEN...

Update!

Well, our group is now up to SEVEN people with only two of us with experience. We leave in 6 days....

There have been some ups and downs with bikes. One guy bought a used bike for the...
Forum: Touring
03-09-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,053
Posted By Chuckie J.

I really love this description. For a while, this...

I really love this description. For a while, this was the only way I rode at night. Sometimes I forget my lights or stay out longer than I thought I would and am forced to ride like I'm invisible--...
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,513
Posted By Chuckie J.

Sweetened condensed milk doesn't go bad without...

Sweetened condensed milk doesn't go bad without refrigeration? This would be wonderful news if true.....

Anyone?
Forum: Touring
02-20-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chuckie J.

Last year I did a seven day tour that involved...

Last year I did a seven day tour that involved carrying six days of food. I like oatmeal and tea for breakfast so that's easy. Package of bagels lasts and is hearty. Peanut butter. Sardines. Piece of...
Forum: Touring
02-18-11, 01:09 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,598
Posted By Chuckie J.

I drink coffee everyday but without half and...

I drink coffee everyday but without half and half, its just not worth it to me. Doesn't taste good without it!

On tour I just have tea. Easy as can be.....
02-14-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,777
Posted By Chuckie J.

1992 Kona Lavadome-- Joe Murray design, seven...

1992 Kona Lavadome-- Joe Murray design, seven speed DX indexed thumbshifters, probably too small for me but I didn't know better. Loved the bike tremendously and didn't even look at another until...
Forum: Touring
02-08-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Chuckie J.

Ever been an unofficial tour guide?

I only have five tour outings under my belt-- the longest a mere 10 days-- but I've got some friends fired up to go on a 6-7 day self supported mostly off road tour this May. For two of them, its...
Forum: Touring
02-03-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,955
Posted By Chuckie J.

This is satire, folks. The writer is describing...

This is satire, folks. The writer is describing their seemingly irrational love for touring (and proof that reading isn't as simple as identifying words.)
Forum: Touring
02-03-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By Chuckie J.

I use titanium for my off-road touring, pretty...

I use titanium for my off-road touring, pretty much the only touring I do. Supposedly it absorbs the shocks a little but I have NO IDEA if its really doing anything. Its a Seven flat bar and got it...
Forum: Touring
02-03-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,537
Posted By Chuckie J.

I use mountain cage pedals (I believe mine are...

I use mountain cage pedals (I believe mine are MKS touring?) and PowerGrips-- those strap like contraptions. I feel like I get the best of both worlds and only have to bring one pair of shoes. I...
Forum: Touring
02-03-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,955
Posted By Chuckie J.

I actually read this guy's tour journal many...

I actually read this guy's tour journal many years ago and it stays in my mind as one of the finest ones I've seen. He starts out one way and ends transformed. That's a great story, every time. Its...
Forum: Touring
02-02-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,701
Posted By Chuckie J.

That's funny! I love when stories take a turn...

That's funny! I love when stories take a turn like that.
Forum: Touring
01-31-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,582
Posted By Chuckie J.

I ride my touring bike for three weeks or so...

I ride my touring bike for three weeks or so before my tours (to get reacquainted with the geometry) and then on the tour itself but that's it. Its kind of too nice for everyday use (Seven Sola) and...
Forum: Touring
01-29-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,806
Posted By Chuckie J.

I have super nice touring bikes but I'm totally...

I have super nice touring bikes but I'm totally jealous! Yikes-- enjoy those rides!
11-10-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Chuckie J.

Big Dummies for cheap....

I don't know if you all have noticed but the price of a Big Dummy frame, at the moment, has plummeted.

Bikeman has it for $600
Jenson for $700

All sizes available. I bought mine full price and...
11-04-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Chuckie J.

So does this mean downtube shifters can be used...

So does this mean downtube shifters can be used as bar ends?
Forum: Commuting
10-26-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,300
Posted By Chuckie J.

I think what the OP is trying to say is they are...

I think what the OP is trying to say is they are an old technology and fairly simple compared to an STI shifter that has a brake lever built into it.

Some bike things go down in price...
10-26-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,826
Posted By Chuckie J.

I've done this, more than once, actually. I'm...

I've done this, more than once, actually. I'm thankful for those SRAM master links.....:o
10-26-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,888
Posted By Chuckie J.

This is why I hate ebay..... Fascinating fix...

This is why I hate ebay.....

Fascinating fix and I appreciate the discussion.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,642
Posted By Chuckie J.

I've got a Ribmo on the front of my commuter and...

I've got a Ribmo on the front of my commuter and the odd shape seems to work. There was some kind of white sandy powder on campus and after I rolled over it the tire had a very thin white stripe on...
10-20-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By Chuckie J.

I want to say this is clever but another part of...

I want to say this is clever but another part of me begs to differ.... Hmmmm. Lets see what others say. :)
08-14-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,067
Posted By Chuckie J.

Well it will only cost $2000 for the drivetrain...

Well it will only cost $2000 for the drivetrain alone... but it would be GREAT!
07-14-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By Chuckie J.

Never scrimp on tires or saddles.

Never scrimp on tires or saddles.
Forum: Touring
07-07-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By Chuckie J.

Yep. This is my friend's Big Dummy on a recent...

Yep. This is my friend's Big Dummy on a recent tour. We took out his dry bags and "looted" wood from neighboring campgrounds. (Fourth of July Canyon, New Mexico)
07-05-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,204
Posted By Chuckie J.

I may be wrong but i think the original poster...

I may be wrong but i think the original poster wants to know what size bike, measured in centimeters, he/she would ride. A 19" mountain bike is not small but a 48cm road frame is tiny. Not the same...
Forum: Touring
04-14-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,323
Posted By Chuckie J.

Oh, I completely agree with you-- I buy my bikes...

Oh, I completely agree with you-- I buy my bikes and ride them. Whatever happens, happens. Its just that we LOVE our bikes, too, right? I don't think there's anything wrong with tears. There are...
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,323
Posted By Chuckie J.

Good lord! Those pictures! This is one of...

Good lord! Those pictures!

This is one of those hypothetical situations that we always hear about but never think will happen: traveling overseas, frame damage, steel bike, repair made in the...
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,773
Posted By Chuckie J.

That dehydrated water is good drinking! Sometimes...

That dehydrated water is good drinking! Sometimes I just make it at home, too!

I agree about the couscous. Very flexible. I like those Indian food "Tasty Bites" that you just put in hot water for...
01-31-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Chuckie J.

If you need a singleator spring (I think it is...

If you need a singleator spring (I think it is the "spring down" version) I have one. I gave away the tensioner years ago but have the spring. Send me a note and I'll drop it in the mail. (free, of...
01-31-09, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chuckie J.

Thank you, much. I will most likely re-drill.

Thank you, much. I will most likely re-drill.
01-30-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chuckie J.

The silver frame piece (with the long bolt) is...

The silver frame piece (with the long bolt) is out. What velcro bit are you referring to?

On my xtra-cycle frame, it "snapped" on. On the BD, the black bit on the back of the Footsie just doesn't...
01-30-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chuckie J.

Big Dummy + Footsies = no fit

Maybe I'm just a moron but I can't get my footsies to fit on my Big Dummy. They won't snap into place like they did on the xtracycle free radical. Is this normal?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-09, 12:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,285
Posted By Chuckie J.

There must be $200 worth of chain on that thing...

There must be $200 worth of chain on that thing...
01-25-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,889
Posted By Chuckie J.

I remember the first time I attempted doing a...

I remember the first time I attempted doing a significant repair on my bike-- the rear brake cable had snapped. I was LOST. I had no idea how cables even worked. I thought the housing was merely a...
01-20-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By Chuckie J.

My red Big Dummy is ALMOST done.

My red Big Dummy is ALMOST done.
01-07-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 29,175
Posted By Chuckie J.

This is why bikes are so wonderful-- a simple...

This is why bikes are so wonderful-- a simple contraption with nominal needs.

I had no idea that planes and race cars had to consider such things. Yikes! (Thanks all for the insight)
Forum: Commuting
01-05-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 22,948
Posted By Chuckie J.

Soma

Soma
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