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Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,656
Posted By alan s

Her name is Poppy, and she get tons of attention...

Her name is Poppy, and she get tons of attention wherever I go. People come up and want to pet, hold, take pictures and take her home. Over the weekend I took her to Starbucks and was practically...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,656
Posted By alan s

Installed a Topeak front basket. Itís fairly...

Installed a Topeak front basket. Itís fairly small, but so is my pup. Easy to install, but a little too bouncy, such that every small bump is exaggerated. Iíll see if a strap will help stabilize...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,342
Posted By alan s

While we’re on the subject of condoms, how come...

While we’re on the subject of condoms, how come no one ever includes them on their packing list? Do you do without, buy locally or what?
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By alan s

Upgrade your bike to disc brakes! Use a proper...

Upgrade your bike to disc brakes! Use a proper wheel builder! Use normal tires like the rest of us!
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By alan s

Wait...you started a thread to tell us you are...

Wait...you started a thread to tell us you are NOT touring? OK. Next.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,737
Posted By alan s

I recently modified my World Troller to a M8000...

I recently modified my World Troller to a M8000 XT SGS RD, 116 link chain, 1x11 with an 11-46 cassette and 38T chainring. Had to add a Wolftooth Goatlink 11. Works great as a 1x. Probably would be...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By alan s

When you see a pickup truck approaching, quickly...

When you see a pickup truck approaching, quickly let the air out of your tire so it looks like you need help.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,062
Posted By alan s

People left Europe and settled in the New World...

People left Europe and settled in the New World for many reasons. Pretty sure crowded bike lanes was high on the list.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,062
Posted By alan s

Scooters. Hilarious! ...

Scooters. Hilarious!

https://youtu.be/ny14qUNvjVg
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,633
Posted By alan s

The tire bead size is usually very accurate, but...

The tire bead size is usually very accurate, but the tire width, which the OP is primarily concerned with, and the tire height, can vary based on tire design, manufacturing tolerances and rim...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,656
Posted By alan s

Sound like the front is better. The Racktime...

Sound like the front is better. The Racktime looks nice, but having to mount a front rack is not ideal. Any good baskets that mount to the bars only or is that not stable enough? BTW, here’s a...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,844
Posted By alan s

I was able to squeeze 40s and fenders on this...

I was able to squeeze 40s and fenders on this bike, for comparison.
...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,663
Posted By alan s

Just look at the elevation chart. ...

Just look at the elevation chart. https://gaptrail.org/plan-a-visit/mileage-elevation-charts. Come over the continental divide too fast, you will be airborne until you land in Cumberland! BTW, you...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,531
Posted By alan s

At this point in my life, work takes precedence....

At this point in my life, work takes precedence. I like my job and plan to keep at it for as long as Iím able. That means short tours of a week or so, and very short trips of 2-3 days. There are...
Forum: Touring
05-12-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,116
Posted By alan s

On my relatively flat most recent trip, I went...

On my relatively flat most recent trip, I went with 1x11. The chainring was 38 and the cassette 11-46. I used the lowest and highest gears frequently enough to justify the range. 21.5 to 89.8 gear...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,218
Posted By alan s

Finished the trip today. Aside from the...

Finished the trip today. Aside from the occasional rain on each trail, it turned out great, and the temperature was very comfortable most of the time. Must say that rail trails are great to ride...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By alan s

I have Marathon Supremes on 3 bikes. On my...

I have Marathon Supremes on 3 bikes. On my dropbar bike, 700x28 is great for paved roads and 700x40 is best on gravel. I have two wheelsets, so it’s easy to switch. Perhaps the 35s would be a good...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,219
Posted By alan s

I agree with the taxi driver. If he honked and...

I agree with the taxi driver. If he honked and you didn’t hear him, either you were distracted, or you didn’t hear him. Legal or not makes little difference when your life is on the line. Take the...
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