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Forum: For Sale
06-10-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By trailz

New Bike Pins in stock

My friend and fellow graphic designer are avid cyclists and started creating some enamel pins -- since we couldn't find any for sale.

www.modeandmeans.com
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05-20-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By trailz

Jeans' blowing out the crotch

It takes a while, but it eventually happens. My jeans, Levi 514 (I think) are getting the typical pattern of holes near the crotch stitching that comes from bike riding. I need to either patch the...
Forum: For Sale
01-10-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By trailz

After talking to VIVIPINS I learned they are NOT...

After talking to VIVIPINS I learned they are NOT a USA manufacturer. They're simply a middleman on the west coast and send their pins over-seas for production.
Forum: For Sale
12-11-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By trailz

Hey Joe, Glad to hear you got the pin. We...

Hey Joe,

Glad to hear you got the pin. We really appreciate you pointing out that two posts would help keep it from rotating. That's something that we've become aware of recently with our...
Forum: For Sale
11-30-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By trailz

Bicycle-related enamel pins

My good friend and I are both avid bike commuters and also graphic designers. In our search for bike-related pins, we couldn't find any -- so we started producing our own. Now we've got them for sale...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-27-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By trailz

Nice post! I love that photograph of the Pugsley...

Nice post! I love that photograph of the Pugsley in that shallow valley. The mood looks sweet.
I'm considering putting fatties on my LHT. Can you tell me what tires you have on the LHT shown in the...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,887
Posted By trailz

Older Pugsley - worth $750?

Seems like a pretty good price as long as the bike is in good condition and fits me. I'm taking a look at a grey/brown/black one tomorrow. I think it's 2013 or earlier
Any thoughts on whether that's...
07-29-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 676,368
Posted By trailz

1987 Cannondale Criterium -- 54cm

http://i.imgur.com/bpDKP4e.png

I was amazed at how tight, light and perfectly this functioned on our maiden 15 mile ride. We saw many modern roadies, but I couldn't have been any happier than...
03-02-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,125
Posted By trailz

Job interview on phone today

After recently being laid off, I'm interviewing for new position options. For the past 30 years, I've been able to commute from the northern suburb where I live, via Metra Rail to Chicago. Today, on...
Forum: Touring
09-29-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By trailz

9 Essential Habits of Mentally Strong People - Tour by bicycle?

While reading through this list of 9 habits, somewhere around habit 4 or 5, I began to realize that all of these seem to relate to the way I experience bike touring, or even simply bicycling year...
Forum: Touring
03-29-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By trailz

A few years ago (when my kids where younger) we...

A few years ago (when my kids where younger) we took two multi-day tours in the Midwest. We live just north of Chicago, and I was hoping we could stay on trails. I bought a used tandem (about $300)...
Forum: Touring
07-06-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,888
Posted By trailz

Took a tour with my 12 and 15 year old girls in...

Took a tour with my 12 and 15 year old girls in summer 2012, and this was taken in Cheboygan, MI. They wanted Dairy Queen, but I pushed them (us) to find a local place. The Big Dipper, awesome!
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07-05-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,593
Posted By trailz

summer underwear?

After riding on some errands today, then sitting and watching the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica match, it occurred to me that my somewhat sweaty cotton tighty-whities weren't exactly comfortable.
...
01-18-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By trailz

Your body's reaction to cold scientifically explained

Thought this was very interesting for us winter riders:

http://www.skratchlabs.com/blogs/news/7190600-exercising-in-the-cold-of-winter-by-allen-lim
Forum: Touring
12-28-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By trailz

I believe the original poster (and myself) are...

I believe the original poster (and myself) are planning on staying the in the continental U.S., in the southeast state. I've got very limited budget, and would prefer to drive (from here in Chicago)....
Forum: Touring
12-28-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By trailz

Ha! Just posted a similar thread... Louisiana...

Ha!
Just posted a similar thread... Louisiana seems like it has the warmest daily temps of the SEast states (save Florida).
Forum: Touring
12-28-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By trailz

hiatus camping in warmth

Weirdly recently diagnosed with Thyroid cancer (98% survival rate:rolleyes:). Thyroid glands now removed, but likely next treatment step is me taking a radio-active iodine pill possibly in February....
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By trailz

Is that at Brommie??? Jealous. I've not yet got...

Is that at Brommie??? Jealous. I've not yet got the funds (dreaming). That's why I'm trying to make this relatively inexpensive option work. Sure helps that this bike is such a joy to ride, look at,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By trailz

Raleigh Twenty carrier bag -- for commuting via train

Hey All,
In my effort to try train commuting with my 1970 R20, I ordered this bag from Amazon:
Everest 40" Large Cargo Duffel Bag 4020...
12-01-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,272
Posted By trailz

286441286442Uncut steering tube to raise the bars...

286441286442Uncut steering tube to raise the bars on my LHT relieved all my neck/shoulder discomfort almost overnight!
09-29-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By trailz

woman's 3-speed gear cable slipping

Cant seem to make the 'hose clamp' tight enough, and occasionally when I go to switch the gears, the cable slips through.

Not sure if I need to replace the gear gable, as it is worn some at that...
09-26-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By trailz

Raleigh-built 1970 3-speed - need new gum-wall tires (fatter?)

Recently got my wife a beautiful Royal Scot (black) and have a new Brooks seat on order to bring this bike to a looker. Wife also wants gum-wall tires. I personally think she'll enjoy the ride of...
09-20-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,577
Posted By trailz

Brooks saddle - Honey colored - does it change?

My wife would like a classic saddle on her 'new' British 3-speed. She likes the honey colored brooks, but is hoping that with proofhide and age it will get darker. Anyone else with a honey-colored...
Forum: Touring
06-20-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,880
Posted By trailz

I sold a 1991 Trek 520 (all stock, except tires),...

I sold a 1991 Trek 520 (all stock, except tires), with no fenders for $500. It was in very good shape. I'm thinking you're getting a good ride for $579. If you LOVE the bike, buy it!
06-10-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By trailz

Promoting biking in Chicago - City hosts PSA video competition! VOTE for your fav...

See the four finalists (of which my video is one of four!).

http://www.thechainlink.org/page/vote-for-the-winning-psa-video


I won't tell you which one is mine, but will say that with the...
06-09-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By trailz

1991? Trek 520 brake hood plastic insert lost - old trek parts?

Anyone know where I might be able to purchase a new one??

Here's a pic of the one I have, and the one I'm missing to help identify the part.

Thanks! Seriously.
03-11-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 27,635
Posted By trailz

Cream?

Fat Franks:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
03-11-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 10,958,022
Posted By trailz

Cream of a commuter

1998 Specialized HardRock with Fat Franks.
Forum: Touring
03-11-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By trailz

Short trip on the Great River Trail (Moline, IL to Savannah, IL)???

Thinking of a 2 or 3 day tour on the Great River Trail this spring or summer. Anyone been on it? Curious to know how hilly it is.

I'm thinking this might be an easy enough route to give a couple...
02-19-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,608
Posted By trailz

Worked! Used PB Blaster over the garbage can, let...

Worked! Used PB Blaster over the garbage can, let it sit, spun it every every few minutes for the first 15 mins, no change. Let it sit for another 45 minutes and it's now working properly! Thanks all...
02-19-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,608
Posted By trailz

Freewheel just spins in both directions (1998? Specialized HardRock)

So, when I pedal, the free wheel (rear) just spins with the crank arms. I think I'll have to take this to my LBS, but maybe someone here can give me insight to perhaps fix it myself:rolleyes:. I...
01-28-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,092
Posted By trailz

Last winter I had 26" Nokians on an older GFisher...

Last winter I had 26" Nokians on an older GFisher MB, and slow it was.
This winter I have 700c Nokians on an older Schwinn CrissCross, and love how swift it is. The only weekness I've found is...
Forum: Touring
12-14-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,027,992
Posted By trailz

The Big Dipper!

5 day credit card tour in central/northern/lower Michigan. Everyday another malt!
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Forum: Introductions
10-09-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By trailz

Very impressive! I occasionally do the reverse...

Very impressive!
I occasionally do the reverse of this commute, 34 miles IN to the city. Only once have I made the return trip home biking on the same day. I will typically bike in, and take the...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-08-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By trailz

Sorry guys, been too long since checking the...

Sorry guys, been too long since checking the thread.

YES! we did it... but last minute change of attendees. Me + 12 year old daughter on the MB Tandem, 15 year old daughter on a 1975 mixte (I've...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By trailz

Ha! funny. As a former subject of the Queen...

Ha! funny. As a former subject of the Queen myself, I find this funny coming from a Brit. No offense at all. I just always thought the English enjoy a good walk.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-11, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By trailz

Winter shoe/boot, multimode, not bike specific

Anyone have a winter boot (ankle high) they like? I bike 3 miles, train 30, then walk another 3 every day. These Chicago winters throw everything at me... and I love being prepared. Also, I don't...
Forum: Touring
10-03-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By trailz

2000 Jamis Aurora - fair price?

Saw one FS at $280... appears to be mostly original, but w/a Brooks saddle. Does this seem fair? I mentioned to the seller that my budget was $200, and he said fine.
Forum: Touring
05-26-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By trailz

long pants suitable for biking and jogging. Crazy quest(ion)

I don't usually run, but I volunteered to run a short 'race' tonight to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Checking the forecast, Chicago is in for 20mph north winds tonight, so that may...
Forum: Touring
05-20-11, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By trailz

Very perceptive Ciufalon... 58cm. Cleaned and...

Very perceptive Ciufalon... 58cm.
Cleaned and relubed the drive train, and shifting greatly improved
I'm really loving the look of this bike, and I'm putting new tires on tonight.
Can't wait to...
Forum: Touring
05-16-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By trailz

Thanks all! 1988 it is. Biopace- wow,...

Thanks all!

1988 it is.
Biopace- wow, mixed reactions. Sheldon says easier on the knees, others say the opposite. Guess I'll give it a careful try...
This bike is in far better condition than...
Forum: Touring
05-15-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By trailz

New (to me) Trek 520 - sort of an accident

Saw a 198? Trek 520 for $230 on CL earlier this evening. I drove 45 minutes to take a look at it, thinking it might make a great commuter for my better half. Oddly, even though it's 54m, the...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,332
Posted By trailz

While I really do LOVE my 2011 LHT, when I have...

While I really do LOVE my 2011 LHT, when I have commuted 35 miles to work, I would surely have preferred a CC. Still, I ask my LHT to do far more than just get me to work. Groceries, errands, pulling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,054
Posted By trailz

Metra riders, where do you stow your bagged...

Metra riders, where do you stow your bagged folders?
Under the seat? or Next to your legs? or other?
There used to be a guy on the North UP line that put his on the overhead rack. Must have been a...
Forum: Touring
05-01-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By trailz

Windsor Tourist is likely the best budget option...

Windsor Tourist is likely the best budget option tourer on the market (used lucky strike aside).
Forum: Touring
05-01-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By trailz

Monroe -> Madison -> Mt.Horeb -> Monroe

This a 3 day loop I'm strongly considering when I've got 3 days free starting June 4.

Not yet sure if I'll camp, warmshower, or credit card, or combo there of. The first two legs will be 99% paths...
Forum: Touring
04-24-11, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By trailz

Correction: the State Park in Sturgeon Bay is...

Correction: the State Park in Sturgeon Bay is Patawami. Peninsula is in Fish Creek — further north, but worth the miles. Summer time can be pretty busy there.
04-17-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By trailz

What lights do you use?

Thinking about upgrading my lighting.
A hub charger would be great, but likely overkill.
Maybe instead, a rechargable Niterider?
Night rides happen only a couple of times per month for me, maybe a...
Forum: Touring
04-03-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,976
Posted By trailz

Just looking into a over-nighter this morning. ...

Just looking into a over-nighter this morning.
My plan is to pick a Saturday, and drive from home to Monticello, WI, and ride the Badger State Trail north to Madison, then the Military Ridge Trail...
Forum: Touring
03-15-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,678
Posted By trailz

Suites your namesake! Always valuable...

Suites your namesake!

Always valuable knowledge from TLR. Thx
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