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08-19-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Medic Zero

Route advice: Aberdeen/Cathalemet.Stub Stewart,backroads/gravel/dirt/singletrack

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Just like the title says. Finally getting a little time to do some short touring again. After visiting friends from Puget Sound to Cosmopolis, I'm looking to make my way back to either...
08-19-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Medic Zero

The one time I tried Marathons, I wasn't...

The one time I tried Marathons, I wasn't impressed. They didn't compare well with the Vittoria Randoneurs or Panaracer T-Serv's I'm used to riding. To be fair, I had just ruined a tire and stopped in...
08-19-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Medic Zero

That is some solid intel! Thanks! Which model...

That is some solid intel! Thanks! Which model tires are you using?
08-18-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Medic Zero

Excellent information! Really appreciate the...

Excellent information! Really appreciate the heads up about the (largely non-existent) road around the east side of Lake Berryessa, as well as the route advice.
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08-11-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6,521
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Posted By Medic Zero

Well, if you ever do, and want another black...

Well, if you ever do, and want another black chrome one, I can recommend the 1986 Schwinn Sierra. I built one up for my lady, as her tourer. It turned out real nice. It looks like I never took photos...
08-11-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Medic Zero

Anyone tried Compass/Rene Herse tires? Touring tire quest & low pressure questions.

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I've made a lot of progress on losing weight, and have dropped from just over 300 pounds to now under 240, but even at my best possible weight I'll be a little over 200 pounds.

I used to have...
08-11-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Medic Zero

Route advice? Sac./Winters to Clear Lake paved or dirt

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Finally in a position to do a little bit of short touring again.

Looking for a low traffic route between Winters to the Clear Lake Riveria (southern Clear Lake area), as part of a longer...
07-29-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6,521
Views: 1,942,121
Posted By Medic Zero

Is that black chrome? Nice! I tracked down a...

Is that black chrome? Nice!

I tracked down a black chrome '86 Schwinn to build up for my lady's tourer. Not drop bar, but I built it up nice.
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,423
Posted By Medic Zero

Interesting. That looks like it works well. ...

Interesting. That looks like it works well.

But, it's big, ugly, and I'm not a fan of the protrusion sticking up like that though.
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,423
Posted By Medic Zero

I've used the product Velo Orange sells. It's...

I've used the product Velo Orange sells. It's okay-ish, but doesn't really help if you have a load on the front end, or are trying to put a load (panniers especially, but also securing a load to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-04-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Medic Zero

Perfect. Thanks so much! .

Perfect.

Thanks so much!




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01-04-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

I live in the Portland metro area. LOTS of people...

I live in the Portland metro area. LOTS of people here have dyno lights.
01-04-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Great advice, thanks! I'd been scratching my...

Great advice, thanks!

I'd been scratching my head where to pick up electrical supplies these days, Pick N Pull works for me!
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Medic Zero

Brazing; Minimal paint removal for repair?

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Just like the title says. Need to do a frame repair (drop-out) and might add some hourglass eyelets on the front fork at the same time.
Bike has a sentimental custom paint job that I'd like to...
12-23-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Fair enough, somehow I'm still getting blinded...

Fair enough, somehow I'm still getting blinded every night by folks coming the other way on bike path. Maybe they've all aimed them too far up in an attempt to "get drivers attention"?

Part of the...
12-23-18, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Very good, thanks!

Very good, thanks!
12-23-18, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Interesting, I hadn't seen the Pimento when going...

Interesting, I hadn't seen the Pimento when going through their online catalog.

Although I appreciate the minimalism of that SON offering, I do actually like having a reflector, and for this first...
12-22-18, 04:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Thanks so much! This is an excellent...

Thanks so much! This is an excellent recommendation! Like I stated above, I liked the battery operated Pixeo we had, and didn't realize they had dyno offerings of not only it, but quite a few other...
12-22-18, 03:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

. That's very encouraging, thanks! ...

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That's very encouraging, thanks!


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12-22-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Exactly! And as much as I'm a crazy gadget gear...

Exactly! And as much as I'm a crazy gadget gear hound, I have no interest in joining the ever escalating light wars. Adequate is plenty for me.



That's good news, thanks!


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12-22-18, 03:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Interesting. I had no idea they had gotten that...

Interesting. I had no idea they had gotten that intricate.

Thanks!


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12-22-18, 03:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

I'm sick of being blinded by everyone else's...

I'm sick of being blinded by everyone else's miniature suns they've mounted on their bikes. I run a helmet light too to help with spotting potholes, and this is my commuter bike, where other than a...
12-22-18, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Ah, I hadn't thought of the Pixeo. I had a...

Ah, I hadn't thought of the Pixeo. I had a battery mounted one on a plastic fender for a time, it didn't occur to me that there is a dynamo version available. I REALLY liked the side visibility it...
12-22-18, 02:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Thanks! I run a flashing light on the back of my...

Thanks! I run a flashing light on the back of my helmet, so solid-on is fine for a fender light for the commuter and a rack light for the tourer. Thanks for the heads up on the vent holes, I should...
12-22-18, 02:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

Thanks! Especially appreciate the heads up on...

Thanks! Especially appreciate the heads up on them reversing the normal color/grounding set up!
12-22-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

. First of all, a quick thanks to everyone...

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First of all, a quick thanks to everyone for all the great replies!

Sorry for the delay in my response, work surprised me by being insanely busy the past week, so I haven't had my usual...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By Medic Zero

Right there with you. My temperature variations...

Right there with you. My temperature variations are complicated by working 12 hour overnight shifts. I can ride in on a sunny afternoon and come out in the morning to find it freezing and windy....
12-14-18, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By Medic Zero

My first dyno; hints, tips, recommendations?

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My LBS just finished building up my first dynamo hub'd wheel. This one is for my commuter, so I chose a Shimnao DH-3D72 (36H) and a Lumotec EYC Senso Plus (50).

I've got a few questions, if...
12-14-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,832
Posted By Medic Zero

Funny thing is, I've never experienced the bonus...

Funny thing is, I've never experienced the bonus of that downhill. Every time I've taken it, it's been windy enough that I worked almost as hard going down! That said, I've only gone that way a few...
12-10-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,832
Posted By Medic Zero

Not a whole lot of folks live on Hayden Island...

Not a whole lot of folks live on Hayden Island (where Jantzen beach is), so much so that the only grocery store there closed recently, but it kind of functions as a duty free area since Oregon...
10-09-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,832
Posted By Medic Zero

Other than the rail bridge, the I-5 and 205...

Other than the rail bridge, the I-5 and 205 bridges are the only bridges over the Columbia River for some 50+ miles in either direction. The current I-5 bridge is rate a 38. Out of 100. I fail to see...
07-11-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Medic Zero

. Good news! ODOT will create carfree...

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Good news!

ODOT will create carfree lane on Historic Columbia River Highway when it reopens this fall...
06-19-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Medic Zero

Gorge riding conditions (closures, smoke, best routes, etc.)

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Like it says above, thread intended to track conditions in the Columbia River Gorge; road closures and conditions, construction, forest fire smoke, and best routes. On top of fire closures,...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,917
Posted By Medic Zero

Is hail dangerous?

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Not the obvious (large enough failing hailstones can injure you directly by their impact on your person), but can just the right (wrong) sized hail be slippery to ride over?

Where I've lived...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-18, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By Medic Zero

Actually, I think worst case scenario is kicking...

Actually, I think worst case scenario is kicking your pannier off the rack, and then having it run over by a truck! :eek:





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Forum: Commuting
04-10-18, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By Medic Zero

Friend of mine who was also a bike mechanic, and...

Friend of mine who was also a bike mechanic, and originally recommended them to me told me he was getting 5,000 miles out of them. I haven't been accurately tracking how long they've been lasting me,...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-18, 01:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By Medic Zero

Ah, thanks for the heads up! I hadn't realized...

Ah, thanks for the heads up! I hadn't realized they changed the name.

:thumb:
04-08-18, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Medic Zero

My Airzoundz horn is mounted right next to the...

My Airzoundz horn is mounted right next to the shifter. The horns mount became worn over time and was loose. I was using a rubber band wrapped around it to hold it in place. This rubber band ran...
04-07-18, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Medic Zero

FD pivots worn out?

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Curious about the signs and symptoms of front derailleur pivots being worn out.

I never would've thought it really being a possibility, but I once had a bike mechanic I trusted helping me...
04-03-18, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Medic Zero

Awesome! THANKS! :thumb:

Awesome!

THANKS! :thumb:
04-02-18, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Medic Zero

Ah, thanks! Didn't spot Waterfront when I was...

Ah, thanks! Didn't spot Waterfront when I was looking for MTB rental places. Good to know, they might have a steed that is more suited to me (not that I've check out the place in Camas stock yet...
04-02-18, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Medic Zero

What do you mean by "raw" in regards to Mt....

What do you mean by "raw" in regards to Mt. Margaret?

Thanks for the info!
Forum: Commuting
04-02-18, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,761
Posted By Medic Zero

The Jannd Expedition is good for this as well. ...

The Jannd Expedition is good for this as well.

https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FREXP



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Forum: Commuting
04-02-18, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By Medic Zero

+1 on Panaracers. Love my Panaracer Pro-Tex...

+1 on Panaracers. Love my Panaracer Pro-Tex T-Serv's 35mm for a front tire. Still favoring Vittoria Randoneur Pros for rear tires. Those can often be found for sale (Nashbar etc) for right about $35...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-18, 02:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,231
Posted By Medic Zero

We don't have weather like that in Portland, but...

We don't have weather like that in Portland, but my commute via car can be pretty miserable and road rage inducing, so it's actually far easier for me to cycle almost every day (I have to drive some...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-18, 01:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,212
Posted By Medic Zero

Reminds me when I lived in Seattle. First, when I...

Reminds me when I lived in Seattle. First, when I lived on the north end, and had a friend who lived far to the south that I regularly wanted to visit, they closed the Green River Trail, for, IIRC at...
03-24-18, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Medic Zero

Ah, did all that, except the OR forum over there,...

Ah, did all that, except the OR forum over there, pretty sure I just posted it in the WA one. You're right, given where our population concentrations are, the OR makes more sense.

My assumption is...
03-22-18, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Medic Zero

There's a bike shop (Angle Lake Cyclery) at the...

There's a bike shop (Angle Lake Cyclery) at the train stop one past the airport. You could hit them up for a box (most likely free).
03-22-18, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Medic Zero

MTB rental in PDX area?

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I'm actually in Vancouver, and I see a place in Camas rents MTB's, but is $80 a day on the high side?

If so, since I'm right next to the river, popping over into Portland might make sense....
02-12-18, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6,521
Views: 1,942,121
Posted By Medic Zero

Yes, that's the 1994 model Corrado. The serial #...

Yes, that's the 1994 model Corrado. The serial # on the bottom of the BB shell could tell you what month the frame was manufactured.

Nice bike! :thumb:
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