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10-04-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,871
Posted By randallr

Nice! I, too, have a Gunnar from Vecchio's and...

Nice! I, too, have a Gunnar from Vecchio's and it fits me like a glove. Perfect bike.
09-06-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By randallr

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow...

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow it every day (though it's fun to get on it at 6am before they've plowed when it's snowing lightly - pretty). I use studded tires front and back....
09-04-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By randallr

I ran a Tubus Tara front rack for a while and it...

I ran a Tubus Tara front rack for a while and it actually made the bus rack (like the one you show) more secure. The Tara model has a hoop that goes up round the the front wheel and I'd pull that...
08-31-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By randallr

+1 on the Wipperman SX series. I've been running...

+1 on the Wipperman SX series. I've been running 8SX chains for some time now, based on this engineering test:

Connex wear test protocol
Connex wear test results with sand, water and motion...
08-27-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,872
Posted By randallr

Some docs will do a colonoscopy w/o anesthesia if...

Some docs will do a colonoscopy w/o anesthesia if you so choose. Mine did. Apparently lots of folks in Europe go that route. In that case, one could ride really soon afterward.
08-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By randallr

Search on "Park Tool Torque Specifications and...

Search on "Park Tool Torque Specifications and Concepts"
08-24-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By randallr

One question - is your hunger protein hunger? ...

One question - is your hunger protein hunger? Are you getting enough of that?
08-23-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,596
Posted By randallr

Maybe someone has already answered with this...

Maybe someone has already answered with this accounting reason - here goes:
I ride quite a distance every year on my bike commuting. Multiplying these miles times the cost of driving the same...
08-22-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By randallr

I'll throw in a second on Paul's. I have the Neo...

I'll throw in a second on Paul's. I have the Neo Retros on the front and Touring Cantilevers on the back on my bike and wow, are they nice. Great stopping force, also long lasting and low...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By randallr

I've got about 15,000 miles on the Phil BB on my...

I've got about 15,000 miles on the Phil BB on my main bike and yep, it's great. Smooth as silk.
08-14-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,196
Posted By randallr

And I assume you've tried Kool Stop Salmon...

And I assume you've tried Kool Stop Salmon compound pads
Oh, one other thought - what about just front disk, then all you have to swap out is a fork? 70% of stopping power is up front
08-13-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,196
Posted By randallr

I have a crosshairs with Paul NeoRetro brakes on...

I have a crosshairs with Paul NeoRetro brakes on the front, touring cantilever on the back. Quite aggressive stopping power, for me. Downhill on a 20% grade at 40mph, hit the brakes, slow down...
08-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By randallr

Question: Do you have spacers in your dropouts...

Question: Do you have spacers in your dropouts and forks to prevent any crushing from side loading?
08-09-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By randallr

Yep, I like Dumond Tech, too. I mix the Lite and...

Yep, I like Dumond Tech, too. I mix the Lite and Regular, 2/3 light to 1/3 regular.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,801
Posted By randallr

I pack newspapers into my bike shoes before...

I pack newspapers into my bike shoes before dinner, pull them out after dinner. That greatly speeds up the process of drying the shoes out.
06-28-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,498
Posted By randallr

Interesting. Today was my first ride to Union...

Interesting. Today was my first ride to Union Station in Denver on surface streets rather than on the Cherry Creek path, because it's a really busy time of year there and I'm looking to deal with...
Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,005
Posted By randallr

Check out the domestic content in a Tesla before...

Check out the domestic content in a Tesla before you carve the tombstone for USA auto mfg.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,549
Posted By randallr

+1 on the Showers Pass. I have been using one of...

+1 on the Showers Pass. I have been using one of their Elite line of jackets for a couple of years (live in this thing, actually, with long commute) and contrary to other posts, my experience is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,165
Posted By randallr

Thanks for this thread. I'm starting to use...

Thanks for this thread. I'm starting to use latex and the observations by experienced users were quite helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,827
Posted By randallr

+1 on Waterford/Gunnar

+1 on Waterford/Gunnar
04-28-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,344
Posted By randallr

We'll see. I'll have a butyl one in my kit in...

We'll see. I'll have a butyl one in my kit in case.
04-28-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,344
Posted By randallr

Saw recently where those folks who test rolling...

Saw recently where those folks who test rolling resistance were showing a tire w/latex tubes with lower rolling resistance than same tire tubeless. Bought me three latex tubes!
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,327
Posted By randallr

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then...

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then talk about what things are like on the freeway: folks 10 ft off your bumper at 65mph
Forum: Introductions
04-19-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By randallr

Welcome - we enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year...

Welcome - we enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year here, you'll flourish.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,440
Posted By randallr

What makes me happy: Seeing a pair of egrets...

What makes me happy: Seeing a pair of egrets flying over me. Tulips planted on the edge of Cherry Creek path in downtown Denver. Seeing my compatriots out on the Sand Creek trail as dawn is coming...
04-12-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 21,030
Posted By randallr

Very interesting. I've looked at the Fly6...

Very interesting. I've looked at the Fly6 camera, but I hang my rear light on a leather strap on a Sackville cloth sack (rather than a solid, hard mount) and doubt the image would be steady enough. ...
04-10-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 21,030
Posted By randallr

Did the front camera change any of your habits? ...

Did the front camera change any of your habits? I can see some discovery happening from the rear cam - hadn't thought of that as an argument for buying one. Thanks!
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By randallr

When I was riding these kinds of events (STP,...

When I was riding these kinds of events (STP, Ramrod, Apple Valley Century) back 30 years ago I always found it was a matter of course that you'd be doing some paceline riding with folks you didn't...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By randallr

We have done open jaw with boxes within France...

We have done open jaw with boxes within France twice. Once we shipped from Paris to Nice via an over-the-road trucking company, once from Paris to Marseille via some similar company. I think the cost...
03-21-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 915
Posted By randallr

Robins are singing and what snow we get from here...

Robins are singing and what snow we get from here on out will be subject to the blazing Colorado post-equinox sun! Delightful time of year, enjoy it more as I get older.
Replies: 16
Views: 2,246
Posted By randallr

My wife has similar, probably not as advanced as...

My wife has similar, probably not as advanced as what you describe, couldn't work cables to her SRAM shifters due to finger strength/pain issues, we put her on Shimano Deore Di2 1x (retrofitted her...
03-14-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,206
Posted By randallr

Mavic Open Pro UST - My wife has this on her rear...

Mavic Open Pro UST - My wife has this on her rear wheel and the range of widths they can cope with is kind of astounding.
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,547
Posted By randallr

Touring bike will have thicker wall tubing in...

Touring bike will have thicker wall tubing in frame and fork and more stretched out geometry and thus be more stable when heavily loaded going fast downhill. Gearing issues you can fix with upgrades...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By randallr

Recent experience - my wife's Di2 bike went...

Recent experience - my wife's Di2 bike went Denver - Munich and back again late last year on BA, no issues, no hassles.
02-23-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,114
Posted By randallr

Maybe Timothy already got all the answers he...

Maybe Timothy already got all the answers he needed, but in case not - I have a couple of pair of Fox Ranger shorts, they take (and come with) a separate inner liner. They're acceptable anywhere but...
02-15-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By randallr

Love it!

Love it!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By randallr

Well, yeah, I wear wool pants under them. 3 hrs...

Well, yeah, I wear wool pants under them. 3 hrs in steady cold rain - sounds like the acid test!
Forum: Introductions
02-09-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By randallr

Hi, I'm in Broomfield

Hi, I'm in Broomfield
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By randallr

Yeah and they breathe quite well!

Yeah and they breathe quite well!
02-07-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By randallr

+1 Universal Cycles

+1 Universal Cycles
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By randallr

Thanks, JohnJ80. I've passed on your bib advice...

Thanks, JohnJ80. I've passed on your bib advice to a friend. I'm living happily with wool long johns and wool pants under Showers Pass Transit pants. Rode with those and my Sidi Zeros in 16F weather...
Replies: 90
Views: 11,477
Posted By randallr

Aircaddy makes a dandy cardboard case that's...

Aircaddy makes a dandy cardboard case that's really easy to load and it's light. It also protects the bike quite well and is relatively cheap. We've used them for three European trips via British...
Forum: Touring
02-04-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By randallr

If you like climbing you could ride W into the...

If you like climbing you could ride W into the mountains (through Golden and up Lookout Mtn, then into Evergreen would be one option), stay overnight, then ride back into Denver. Were you planning...
02-04-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 21,163
Posted By randallr

Feet are gonna be hurtin' when she starts...

Feet are gonna be hurtin' when she starts pedaling! Great shot.
01-25-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,924
Posted By randallr

I have gained a few things from the forums which...

I have gained a few things from the forums which I've factored into my riding (not sure if it was A and S or another) - example - suggestion that if you point your helmet mounted light at a car you...
Forum: Touring
01-20-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By randallr

We got our info for the Loire from MayQ...

We got our info for the Loire from MayQ (http://europebicycletouring.com/index.htm)'s site
He has instructions for making a bag to hold your bike on the TGV (a housse...
Forum: Touring
01-19-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,859
Posted By randallr

Echoing the original poster - tires today are...

Echoing the original poster - tires today are fantastic, really, compared to what we ran in our youth.
My wife and I have used Gatorskin Ultra Hardshell kevlar-bead (700 x 32 on my heavily loaded...
Forum: Touring
01-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By randallr

Enjoy! That river is so beautiful.

Enjoy! That river is so beautiful.
01-15-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By randallr

Has she looked into Sidis? They have a wide...

Has she looked into Sidis? They have a wide range of sizes and I think they come in narrow
01-12-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By randallr

The BB spindle is straight through until you get...

The BB spindle is straight through until you get to the flats on the end, so I think the answer to your first question is "yes", since most bb spindles have surfaces for ball bearings to ride on....
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