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08-24-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

If you've got one of those HSA spending accounts,...

If you've got one of those HSA spending accounts, I think you can go directly to PT (at least on mine I can).
08-23-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

It was a slow day at work

It was a slow day at work
08-23-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

+1 I've sometimes hurt myself from riding,...

+1

I've sometimes hurt myself from riding, but it's always and acute injury, and I know to back off from what I'm doing until I build up strength.

Bicycling is often the PT for knee injuries....
08-23-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

The danger is ignoring the pain and creating an...

The danger is ignoring the pain and creating an overuse injury, leading to chronic degeneration. Many have done it. I had an intern working for me a couple of years ago. After he graduated from...
08-22-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By gugie

That's been my experience as well. Did you...

That's been my experience as well.

Did you get an overall loaded weight? Your kit looked fairly compact for camping.
08-22-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By gugie

Outstanding in many ways! Great bike, and your...

Outstanding in many ways! Great bike, and your bags look professional! Front loading a touring bike makes so much sense, and shows you don't need a rear rack to carry camping gear.
08-20-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By gugie

I have too many project bikes right now. Fork...

I have too many project bikes right now. Fork blades are possible to un-bend, but I only replace steerers, The value in these frames is in the patina, IMO.
08-20-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By gugie

This. If you want to do it, I don't see any real...

This. If you want to do it, I don't see any real harm.
08-20-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

Please note that the OP was asking about the...

Please note that the OP was asking about the danger of craning up hills with really tall gears - in other words, the risk.

Is there anyone who would say that there's little risk of overuse...
08-20-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

Having ridden with Cliff, and knowing the mileage...

Having ridden with Cliff, and knowing the mileage he's capable of, he's a good example of someone whose tendons and joints are built up like Superman's. ;-)

The LSD method at the beginning of the...
08-19-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

Not min, I go directly to PT, do not pay $20. HSA...

Not min, I go directly to PT, do not pay $20. HSA ftw!
08-19-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

I have sciatica in my left hip. Doctor sent me to...

I have sciatica in my left hip. Doctor sent me to PT.
I have a pinched nerve in my neck. Doctor sent me to PT.
Hernia surgery (alright, doc hacked into me first, but then sent me to PT)

So,...
08-19-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

I guess my point is I don't need to see my doctor...

I guess my point is I don't need to see my doctor about every little ache and pain I have when after 4 decades of riding I pretty much know what's aching and why.

Well, except that achilles...
08-19-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

You're proving my point, Ben. How many doctors...

You're proving my point, Ben. How many doctors ride a bike, much less race? Or are sports specialists? This is speciality stuff.

So maybe I'll take some advise of people who have been riding for...
08-19-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

Oh gawd no! Better to ask a buncha old farts and...

Oh gawd no! Better to ask a buncha old farts and get a buncha opinions!

Keeping it real, though, I'm not sure that most doctors know that much about bicycle related sports injuries, and the wisdom...
08-19-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,015
Posted By gugie

Haven't been following along too much on this...

Haven't been following along too much on this thread, but has it been decided that the best old frame for a commuter bike is one that you can put two wheels, a drive train, brakes, cockpit and saddle...
08-19-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,124
Posted By gugie

One size too small.

One size too small.
08-19-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,401
Posted By gugie

Stress multipled by time - lots of people I've...

Stress multipled by time - lots of people I've known had knee issues from pushing big gears. Spinning lower gears is a lot easier on the joints.
08-19-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,124
Posted By gugie

It's in the Atelier. Last person that rode it was...

It's in the Atelier. Last person that rode it was nlerner a few years ago. I'm thinking of doing some purging soon, this may take part in the process...
08-18-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By gugie

Iv got it backwards. Started off doing...

Iv got it backwards. Started off doing woodworking for ten years before I got back into bikes. Woodworking skills have useful to make various jigs.
08-18-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By gugie

Subscribed!

Subscribed!
08-17-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By gugie

Start one up yourself, post here, and see who...

Start one up yourself, post here, and see who shows up.

Flickr and this site are my only social media nowadays, with a smattering of CR group thrown into the mix.
08-15-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,497
Posted By gugie

That would be, uh, July, August, and maybe...

That would be, uh, July, August, and maybe September. I can vouch for the fact that it never rains in California (SoCal, to be precise), having matriculated at Occidental College in '77, so very...
08-15-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By gugie

I owned one once. The first owner worked at a...

I owned one once. The first owner worked at a Fisher dealer, he told me it was the prototype bike. Rode it all over the Bay Area through 2 girlfriends, both great stokers, neither turned out to be...
08-15-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,726
Posted By gugie

The "standard" plastic guide is threaded M5. I...

The "standard" plastic guide is threaded M5. I always use the screw that comes with the guide. They're the right length to engage all the threads without hitting a sealed BB.
08-14-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By gugie

Agreeing with Andy. Buy it for $150. Now....

Agreeing with Andy. Buy it for $150. Now. Somebody here will take it off your hands.
08-14-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,456
Posted By gugie

Mostly noticeable when standing on the pedals,...

Mostly noticeable when standing on the pedals, which I like to do on long climbs for short sections just to use different muscle groups and stretch my back out.
08-14-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,456
Posted By gugie

If you're wanting to front load the bike, you...

If you're wanting to front load the bike, you should consider low trail. Weight on the front wheel can make handling a bit squirrely, especially at lower speeds. I can easily stand, climb and keep...
08-14-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,402
Posted By gugie

Yeah, but bacon tastes good. ;-)

Yeah, but bacon tastes good.

;-)
08-14-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,402
Posted By gugie

There's two guys that I know of that are doing...

There's two guys that I know of that are doing the super big flange blingie hubs - Curtis Odom, who typically starts with a big block of aluminum and turns them down, and Amir Avitzur, who does the...
08-14-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,402
Posted By gugie

Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

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08-13-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,456
Posted By gugie

Lots of C&V bikes would work just well. I'll give...

Lots of C&V bikes would work just well. I'll give a plus one for front loading your bike. Here's a couple with tent, sleeping bag, the whole shebangabang:
...
08-13-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By gugie

I hate the competition. ;-)

I hate the competition.

;-)
08-13-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By gugie

I'll probably pass on the story, but it would be...

I'll probably pass on the story, but it would be good to get out and see some people I know.
08-13-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By gugie

Dave is a damn fine fellow and would be even if...

Dave is a damn fine fellow and would be even if he didn't volunteer. When I grow up and retire, I'd like to be like Dave.
08-12-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,535
Posted By gugie

Looks like you're still giving love to the...

Looks like you're still giving love to the Woodrup! Will that be your Cino bike?
08-11-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By gugie

A shop I worked at was one of the original...

A shop I worked at was one of the original Cannondale dealers. Those first year frames were heat treated after welding in jigs to hold them straight. As a result, the tubing was sometimes crooked...
08-11-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 788
Posted By gugie

If you're from the southwest, you'd consider the...

If you're from the southwest, you'd consider the PNW to have cold, wet winters. In reality, they're cool and wet - it's almost never too cold to ride if you bundle up appropriately. In addition, it...
08-11-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By gugie

Excellent pics and history, Charlie!

Excellent pics and history, Charlie!
08-10-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By gugie

Stan's Cyclery was on my route as a sales rep in...

Stan's Cyclery was on my route as a sales rep in the early 80's, great to see the dealer sticker!
08-10-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,923
Posted By gugie

I told a friend of mine that the granny gear on...

I told a friend of mine that the granny gear on one of my bikes was 30". He replied that his granny gear was 2 feet.

Tim the Caveman gives good advice. I'm bringing my Pimp Gran(d) Sport(s),...
08-10-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By gugie

Not sure about those, but when I was a sales rep...

Not sure about those, but when I was a sales rep in the 80's one of the shops I stopped at in Novato, California sold gold plated Campy small parts. He sent them out to a jeweler friend that did the...
08-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,637
Posted By gugie

"The Deltas seem to hit a particular sweet spot...

"The Deltas seem to hit a particular sweet spot for a generation of people who were young and in love with bikes but, alas, lacking the means to fully indulge their pro-level passions. Now those kids...
08-09-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By gugie

Bob has had, and still has, a lot of others, as...

Bob has had, and still has, a lot of others, as I'm sure you're well aware.
08-09-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By gugie

Bob Freeman's got one of those. ...

Bob Freeman's got one of those.

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08-09-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By gugie

Fantastic! 66 lbs ain't too bad a total weight,...

Fantastic! 66 lbs ain't too bad a total weight, BTW with tent, sleeping bag, cooking gear...the freedom of having everything you need on your bike, riding as many or few miles every day, taking life...
08-08-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,096
Posted By gugie

calling northbend

calling northbend
08-08-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By gugie

Fork's bent.

Fork's bent.
08-08-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 28,161
Posted By gugie

Doing the same 9 mile ride for three years can...

Doing the same 9 mile ride for three years can get boring, so I like to change it up by riding a different bike. This is my unicorn 1970 chrome Raleigh Grand Sports...
08-05-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,635
Posted By gugie

Rene Herse (Compass) is the best ride, by far,...

Rene Herse (Compass) is the best ride, by far, but puncture resistance?

I'll let those with experience on more puncture resistant tires comment.
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