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01-18-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 469
Posted By randallr

2 granddaughters, 2 and 4 years old. Live in SE...

2 granddaughters, 2 and 4 years old. Live in SE Asia, saw them last October. Delightful.
01-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By randallr

+1

+1
01-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,132
Posted By randallr

That photo of him with the peloton is beautiful. ...

That photo of him with the peloton is beautiful. Thanks for telling parts of his story. God be with you in your grief.
Forum: Commuting
12-28-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By randallr

I went through the same decision you're going...

I went through the same decision you're going through about 2 years ago. I started with Top Contact Winter 700c tires, slipped and fell about four times commuting on ice patches, switched to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By randallr

The connex link that holds it together can get...

The connex link that holds it together can get light surface rust that cleans off easily, as you describe.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By randallr

Wipperman Connex 11SX is going to be your longest...

Wipperman Connex 11SX is going to be your longest lasting choice due to minimal corrosion (it's stainless steel). I run their 8SX and change out chains a lot less often than I used to with SRAM...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By randallr

We picked up a phone and SIM card in Tutlingen,...

We picked up a phone and SIM card in Tutlingen, Germany at the W end of the Donauradweg for about 40 Euro in 2018. The phone was not a smartphone; we used it to call ahead for reservations. The...
12-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By randallr

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been...

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been real happy in rain up to two hours. I'm not in Portland, maybe there I'd buy one of their more expensive pairs. For a five mile ride they would be way...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,480
Posted By randallr

+1 - me too.

+1 - me too.
11-28-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By randallr

Can you helicoil it? ...

Can you helicoil it?
https://youtu.be/9rtiFBC0wms
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By randallr

Thanks for posting this, really excellent video...

Thanks for posting this, really excellent video which goes into bigger issues than just the ride itself. Loved the interview with the elder lady from Ovando, MT
11-23-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By randallr

It's a package deal. You need the shifters as...

It's a package deal. You need the shifters as well as the derailleur. Lots of reasons.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By randallr

Showers Pass Transit Pants

Showers Pass Transit Pants
11-21-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,847
Posted By randallr

+1. Check out our military budget vs. those of...

+1. Check out our military budget vs. those of France, China, Japan. Oh, and if you put that together with the video about what happened to trains after WW2 . . . .
11-15-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,269
Posted By randallr

There's an outfit called Park and Diamond that...

There's an outfit called Park and Diamond that has a very nice looking new design for helmets. The videos about its shock absorption compared to standard foam look convincing.
11-09-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,350
Posted By randallr

Kind of surprised no one has mentioned Pinion...

Kind of surprised no one has mentioned Pinion gearbox in this thread, designed and built in Stuttgart, been on the market for numerous years.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,859
Posted By randallr

Universal Cycles has 'em for $40 each

Universal Cycles has 'em for $40 each
10-04-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,588
Posted By randallr

Nice! I, too, have a Gunnar from Vecchio's and...

Nice! I, too, have a Gunnar from Vecchio's and it fits me like a glove. Perfect bike.
09-06-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By randallr

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow...

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow it every day (though it's fun to get on it at 6am before they've plowed when it's snowing lightly - pretty). I use studded tires front and back....
09-04-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By randallr

I ran a Tubus Tara front rack for a while and it...

I ran a Tubus Tara front rack for a while and it actually made the bus rack (like the one you show) more secure. The Tara model has a hoop that goes up round the the front wheel and I'd pull that...
08-31-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By randallr

+1 on the Wipperman SX series. I've been running...

+1 on the Wipperman SX series. I've been running 8SX chains for some time now, based on this engineering test:

Connex wear test protocol
Connex wear test results with sand, water and motion...
08-27-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,275
Posted By randallr

Some docs will do a colonoscopy w/o anesthesia if...

Some docs will do a colonoscopy w/o anesthesia if you so choose. Mine did. Apparently lots of folks in Europe go that route. In that case, one could ride really soon afterward.
08-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By randallr

Search on "Park Tool Torque Specifications and...

Search on "Park Tool Torque Specifications and Concepts"
08-24-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By randallr

One question - is your hunger protein hunger? ...

One question - is your hunger protein hunger? Are you getting enough of that?
08-23-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,608
Posted By randallr

Maybe someone has already answered with this...

Maybe someone has already answered with this accounting reason - here goes:
I ride quite a distance every year on my bike commuting. Multiplying these miles times the cost of driving the same...
08-22-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By randallr

I'll throw in a second on Paul's. I have the Neo...

I'll throw in a second on Paul's. I have the Neo Retros on the front and Touring Cantilevers on the back on my bike and wow, are they nice. Great stopping force, also long lasting and low...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By randallr

I've got about 15,000 miles on the Phil BB on my...

I've got about 15,000 miles on the Phil BB on my main bike and yep, it's great. Smooth as silk.
08-14-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,788
Posted By randallr

And I assume you've tried Kool Stop Salmon...

And I assume you've tried Kool Stop Salmon compound pads
Oh, one other thought - what about just front disk, then all you have to swap out is a fork? 70% of stopping power is up front
08-13-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,788
Posted By randallr

I have a crosshairs with Paul NeoRetro brakes on...

I have a crosshairs with Paul NeoRetro brakes on the front, touring cantilever on the back. Quite aggressive stopping power, for me. Downhill on a 20% grade at 40mph, hit the brakes, slow down...
08-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By randallr

Question: Do you have spacers in your dropouts...

Question: Do you have spacers in your dropouts and forks to prevent any crushing from side loading?
08-09-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By randallr

Yep, I like Dumond Tech, too. I mix the Lite and...

Yep, I like Dumond Tech, too. I mix the Lite and Regular, 2/3 light to 1/3 regular.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,959
Posted By randallr

I pack newspapers into my bike shoes before...

I pack newspapers into my bike shoes before dinner, pull them out after dinner. That greatly speeds up the process of drying the shoes out.
06-28-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,437
Posted By randallr

Interesting. Today was my first ride to Union...

Interesting. Today was my first ride to Union Station in Denver on surface streets rather than on the Cherry Creek path, because it's a really busy time of year there and I'm looking to deal with...
Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,747
Posted By randallr

Check out the domestic content in a Tesla before...

Check out the domestic content in a Tesla before you carve the tombstone for USA auto mfg.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,875
Posted By randallr

+1 on the Showers Pass. I have been using one of...

+1 on the Showers Pass. I have been using one of their Elite line of jackets for a couple of years (live in this thing, actually, with long commute) and contrary to other posts, my experience is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,318
Posted By randallr

Thanks for this thread. I'm starting to use...

Thanks for this thread. I'm starting to use latex and the observations by experienced users were quite helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,728
Posted By randallr

+1 on Waterford/Gunnar

+1 on Waterford/Gunnar
04-28-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By randallr

We'll see. I'll have a butyl one in my kit in...

We'll see. I'll have a butyl one in my kit in case.
04-28-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By randallr

Saw recently where those folks who test rolling...

Saw recently where those folks who test rolling resistance were showing a tire w/latex tubes with lower rolling resistance than same tire tubeless. Bought me three latex tubes!
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,619
Posted By randallr

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then...

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then talk about what things are like on the freeway: folks 10 ft off your bumper at 65mph
Forum: Introductions
04-19-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By randallr

Welcome - we enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year...

Welcome - we enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year here, you'll flourish.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,127
Posted By randallr

What makes me happy: Seeing a pair of egrets...

What makes me happy: Seeing a pair of egrets flying over me. Tulips planted on the edge of Cherry Creek path in downtown Denver. Seeing my compatriots out on the Sand Creek trail as dawn is coming...
04-12-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 22,123
Posted By randallr

Very interesting. I've looked at the Fly6...

Very interesting. I've looked at the Fly6 camera, but I hang my rear light on a leather strap on a Sackville cloth sack (rather than a solid, hard mount) and doubt the image would be steady enough. ...
04-10-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 22,123
Posted By randallr

Did the front camera change any of your habits? ...

Did the front camera change any of your habits? I can see some discovery happening from the rear cam - hadn't thought of that as an argument for buying one. Thanks!
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By randallr

When I was riding these kinds of events (STP,...

When I was riding these kinds of events (STP, Ramrod, Apple Valley Century) back 30 years ago I always found it was a matter of course that you'd be doing some paceline riding with folks you didn't...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By randallr

We have done open jaw with boxes within France...

We have done open jaw with boxes within France twice. Once we shipped from Paris to Nice via an over-the-road trucking company, once from Paris to Marseille via some similar company. I think the cost...
03-21-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By randallr

Robins are singing and what snow we get from here...

Robins are singing and what snow we get from here on out will be subject to the blazing Colorado post-equinox sun! Delightful time of year, enjoy it more as I get older.
Replies: 16
Views: 2,639
Posted By randallr

My wife has similar, probably not as advanced as...

My wife has similar, probably not as advanced as what you describe, couldn't work cables to her SRAM shifters due to finger strength/pain issues, we put her on Shimano Deore Di2 1x (retrofitted her...
03-14-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,653
Posted By randallr

Mavic Open Pro UST - My wife has this on her rear...

Mavic Open Pro UST - My wife has this on her rear wheel and the range of widths they can cope with is kind of astounding.
Forum: Touring
03-10-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,408
Posted By randallr

Touring bike will have thicker wall tubing in...

Touring bike will have thicker wall tubing in frame and fork and more stretched out geometry and thus be more stable when heavily loaded going fast downhill. Gearing issues you can fix with upgrades...
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