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Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 231,483
Posted By professorbob

Niel, I want so much to click “like”!

Niel, I want so much to click “like”!
Forum: Touring
03-17-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,873
Posted By professorbob

A 520 is a one of the most respected dedicated...

A 520 is a one of the most respected dedicated tourers
anywhere. Fact.
09-18-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,193
Posted By professorbob

Also, think about this... I've played golf with...

Also, think about this... I've played golf with people who are old enough to not be able to walk the course, yet every ball they hit goes 150 yards, straight as an arrow and they hit in the low 70's.
09-18-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,193
Posted By professorbob

My guess is the 40lbs. I'm 57 and 250. My...

My guess is the 40lbs. I'm 57 and 250. My cruising speed on flat terrain is the same as it was 20 years ago when I weighed 50lbs. less. At that point, I quit smoking, gained the 50 lbs that I...
09-22-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,422
Posted By professorbob

Have some custom wheels built by someone who...

Have some custom wheels built by someone who knows what they're doing. I've got Mavic Open Pros with 105 hubs 32f/36r that have given me zero problems. They're light and strong.
03-26-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,790
Posted By professorbob

Synapse in your situation. The CAAD 10 is light,...

Synapse in your situation. The CAAD 10 is light, stiff, and fast. Look at the word stiff. Racers like them because they respond very quickly under almost any racing conditions. However, there are...
03-26-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By professorbob

Every reputable company makes good bikes. Go out...

Every reputable company makes good bikes. Go out and ride several-you'll feel the difference. Pick the one you like best.
02-20-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,808
Posted By professorbob

Whatever you do, get handmade. They'll be...

Whatever you do, get handmade. They'll be considerably stronger than most any machine made wheel.
Forum: Touring
01-29-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,928
Posted By professorbob

We rode it on a tandem from Mt. Laurier back to...

We rode it on a tandem from Mt. Laurier back to St. Jerome. Parked the car in the lot, took the bus/van and stayed in small hotels. Did it over 4 very nice days (one of rain) We used 32mm cyclo...
01-27-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,345
Posted By professorbob

I've used cyclocross tires on my Santana Arriva...

I've used cyclocross tires on my Santana Arriva while riding on hardpack. It has V brakes and drop bars. I'm sure there are many other tandems that you can do this with.
01-19-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By professorbob

We've got a Santana with the stock Avid V brakes....

We've got a Santana with the stock Avid V brakes. Never had an issue with them except on one ride where there were several steep 1/2 mile downhills, all with stop signs at the bottoms. Despite...
01-19-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By professorbob

Our local Rail Trail was proposed to cut through...

Our local Rail Trail was proposed to cut through some farmland, and then ended up going around the edge of it as opposed to straight through. A good compromise.
01-19-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,559
Posted By professorbob

Good answers everyone. I know that my max is...

Good answers everyone. I know that my max is higher than my theoretical max because I go above it fairly often-mostly on climbs. I don't have any heart disease, so I'm going to "choose" not to...
01-16-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,697
Posted By professorbob

I was seriously considering a Gunnar Sport before...

I was seriously considering a Gunnar Sport before coming across a very nice used Bianchi frame that I'm building up now. If the Bianchi doesn't work out, chances are good that I'll transfer the...
01-16-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 60,983
Posted By professorbob

What do I look like? Ummm... Shrek. Both...

What do I look like? Ummm... Shrek. Both before and after riding.
01-16-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By professorbob

We'll be up there (or is it down there?) in April...

We'll be up there (or is it down there?) in April with the tandem. I've wanted to bike there for years and this year we've decided to do it. Oh and if you're looking to get rid of those scallops,...
01-15-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,559
Posted By professorbob

And to any of you out there who has been able to...

And to any of you out there who has been able to quit smoking, my hat's off to you. I now how difficult it can be!
01-15-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,559
Posted By professorbob

I'm really glad you posted this as I think about...

I'm really glad you posted this as I think about the same thing quite often when I ride. My theoretical max HR is 165. I know that I've had it up to 180, from taking my pulse at the top of a long...
Forum: Touring
01-10-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,649
Posted By professorbob

My wife and I didn't get a chance to do anything...

My wife and I didn't get a chance to do anything special for our 20th anniversary, so for our 21st, we'll do a self guided semi supported (they give you a map and carry the bags) tour of the Loire...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-05-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,192
Posted By professorbob

Very informative. Thanks!

Very informative. Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
01-05-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,192
Posted By professorbob

True Temper OS2 vs OX Platinum

I think I'm going to order a new steel custom bike and have narrowed it down to a few builders. I want a sport/tour type frame and the ones I've come up with are built by Independent Fabrication,...
01-05-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 648
Posted By professorbob

moved post

moved post
12-27-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,256
Posted By professorbob

I think it's clear that the bolt came loose and...

I think it's clear that the bolt came loose and fell off. Same thing happened to me on the granny ring on my tandem. Btw, there was no squeaking to announce the failure. So now I just check the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By professorbob

Thanks everyone! I've emailed them with all my...

Thanks everyone! I've emailed them with all my questions, so I'm hoping that I'll hear back soon.
12-01-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By professorbob

There are many very experienced members in this...

There are many very experienced members in this group and they'll pipe up when you've got some specific questions. Welcome to the group!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By professorbob

Marinoni bicycles

Can anyone tell me anything about Marinoni bicycles? They're a builder in Quebec, CA that makes frames and complete bikes. I clicked on the "Contact Us" link on their website and it was dead. ...
Forum: Touring
11-03-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By professorbob

Very enjoyable video! My hat is off to you!

Very enjoyable video! My hat is off to you!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By professorbob

Jiggle... I was surprised myself. To be honest,...

Jiggle... I was surprised myself. To be honest, I'd rather have a just a new fork as despite the System 6 cosmetic issues, I really like the bike. My son has a CAAD9, which I took for a short ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By professorbob

Here's the latest on my new frameset. They sent...

Here's the latest on my new frameset. They sent a frame and forgot to include a fork with it. Back it went to CDale. I got a call a week later saying that my new frame just came it and it looked...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,417
Posted By professorbob

Yet another System Six thread

I don't know how many Cannondale System Six bikes are still on the road but I do have a couple of comments/questions about the bike. There has been a lot of talk about the joints where the carbon...
04-26-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By professorbob

Go to to a bike shop. They'll probably have a...

Go to to a bike shop. They'll probably have a spoke calculator program where they plug in your hub and rim and it will tell you the size spokes you need.
04-08-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,179
Posted By professorbob

The rail trail on PEI goes the entire width of...

The rail trail on PEI goes the entire width of the island. I think it's called the confederation trail. If you Google it you'll find good maps. Block Island is quite beautiful. Getting off the...
03-10-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,535
Posted By professorbob

I didn't read all the answers so I don't know if...

I didn't read all the answers so I don't know if this got suggested. Try using skimmed evaporated milk instead of cream in your next soup. It won't be exactly the same, but it will be very good.
02-26-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,776
Posted By professorbob

Just ride the bike as is until you completely...

Just ride the bike as is until you completely wear it out. Then decide whether to rebuild it or replace it.
02-03-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,529
Posted By professorbob

Most of the ideas I have in mind have been...

Most of the ideas I have in mind have been mentioned. I will reiterate that although beautiful and great to bike in, it can be difficult to find places to stay in the Finger Lakes of New York. ...
01-11-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By professorbob

I'm in CT. There are a couple of small areas of...

I'm in CT. There are a couple of small areas of surface rust and a couple of dings to be dealt with. So I'm thinking a sandblasting and minor body work due to it falling over and hitting a...
01-09-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By professorbob

Frame painting

Does anyone know of someone who does a good job at frame painting in the Northeast? I've got a steel tandem frame and would like to avoid the cost of shipping it to the manufacturer on the West...
12-23-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By professorbob

I put my son on the back as soon as he would fit....

I put my son on the back as soon as he would fit. We had some fantastic rides! It's such a great experience!
Forum: Northeast
11-17-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,153
Posted By professorbob

What I'm waiting for is the Lamoille Valley Rail...

What I'm waiting for is the Lamoille Valley Rail trail, which when finished will go from St. Johnsbury, VT to lake Champlain. There are a few sections done, but I hope I live long enough to ride it...
10-30-13, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By professorbob

A properly applied glue patch is permanent.

A properly applied glue patch is permanent.
10-30-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,436
Posted By professorbob

Funny the subject of clean food should come up. ...

Funny the subject of clean food should come up. Check this out.

http://terrywalters.net/

She's no dummy. She was a finalist for the James Beard award.
10-17-13, 06:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,614
Posted By professorbob

Once you hit age 50, you don't have to concern...

Once you hit age 50, you don't have to concern yourself with how you look.
10-05-13, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,214
Posted By professorbob

We're a big team and are very happy with 700x28...

We're a big team and are very happy with 700x28 Gatorskins. We also have some 700x32's for light touring and hardpack, but the 28s are our go-to tire.
09-23-13, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,989
Posted By professorbob

I couldn't find it on FB either.

I couldn't find it on FB either.
09-01-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By professorbob

If you do a lot (or even a little for that...

If you do a lot (or even a little for that matter) of climbing, you might want to be in the range of low to mid twenties in gear inches.
09-01-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By professorbob

Yes, you probably could just replace it with...

Yes, you probably could just replace it with Shimano shifters. I have a J-Tek Shiftmate using Camp. Veloce 10 sp. shifter with 9 sp. Shimano drive train and I works very smoothly. Is the traveller...
Forum: Touring
08-25-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By professorbob

I have a 48 cm Jamis Ventura Comp that I'm...

I have a 48 cm Jamis Ventura Comp that I'm selling. It's in very nice shape. My son used it for a light tour, using a seatpost mounted rack. However, you can attach a proper rack with P clips. It...
Forum: Europe
08-09-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By professorbob

Back in the olden days, I would just drive the...

Back in the olden days, I would just drive the A12 to Civitavecchia, then ss1 to Montalto di Castro. What you propose from Tarquinia should work. You would still néed to get from the airport to...
08-05-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By professorbob

I have the very good fortune of working in...

I have the very good fortune of working in Sheffield, MA sometimes in the summers. I always bring my bike and I recognize some of the photos you took. I've been by some of those same places. It's...
Forum: Europe
08-05-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By professorbob

I spent many summers in the area just to the west...

I spent many summers in the area just to the west of Bolsena. The Via Cassia (SS2) can be narrow busy and fast in that area. No shoulders. Despite this, there are always tourists riding on the...
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