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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,161
Posted By randallr

It was a standard paint option when I bought it.

It was a standard paint option when I bought it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,161
Posted By randallr

Two are brake cables, the other two are the...

Two are brake cables, the other two are the shifter cables for the Rohloff internally geared hub. They connect to an internal mechanism that rotates through 14 gears. They are simple pull cables w/o...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,161
Posted By randallr

These are still welded in Wisconsin, and with a...

These are still welded in Wisconsin, and with a fine pedigree going back to the Paramounts of yore:

...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By randallr

From Jun2017 to mid-March of this year, I did the...

From Jun2017 to mid-March of this year, I did the weekly distance you're talking about on the bike shown. Now I'm working from home. The Rohloff has been excellent, very low maintenance, I use Connex...
05-17-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By randallr

On my bike I've had this happen in the past and...

On my bike I've had this happen in the past and it's been a need for lubrication of

spoke heads in the hub and
spoke nipple/rim interface (mainly)
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By randallr

Bike commuting has done my body and soul a lot of...

Bike commuting has done my body and soul a lot of good. Some tips
1) Eye contact is key. I've ridden in Yangon before with good results but you really want to see the eyes of drivers to get a...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By randallr

Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP (Leather Preservative). ...

Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP (Leather Preservative). Doesn't have liquid oil so won't soften excessively over the years, but helps a LOT at the beginning.
05-07-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,341
Posted By randallr

+1 Connex 8SX is my chain. Head and shoulders...

+1 Connex 8SX is my chain. Head and shoulders above the rest, check "connexchain.com" and the "ultimate chain wear test" for why. Turns out a huge component of chain wear is corrosion. Also, the...
05-06-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By randallr

Thank you for that, Carbonfiberboy. That is a...

Thank you for that, Carbonfiberboy. That is a significant song, and true for me in many ways.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By randallr

Original Poster; I wonder what viscosity grease...

Original Poster; I wonder what viscosity grease you're pumping, and how fast it's pumping? I use Phil Wood green grease at room temp in a Pedro's grease gun (which pumps a pretty small volume at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,727
Posted By randallr

Is it broken? My zero cleats don't last 1/5th as...

Is it broken? My zero cleats don't last 1/5th as long as my old school X1 cleats. The tip breaks off. My zero cleats are lasting a bit longer now that I lube them every time I ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By randallr

Sunshine Canyon above Boulder on Saturday. Just...

Sunshine Canyon above Boulder on Saturday. Just beautiful, up where the pavement ends Indian Peaks shining in the sunlight, lots of riders enjoying spring. Delightful. Passing a car on the descent,...
Forum: Foo
04-07-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By randallr

Thanks for that post about the Sawtooths and what...

Thanks for that post about the Sawtooths and what it was like to be there when the earth moved. Reminds one of what the word "awesome" means.
04-03-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By randallr

Wow, good point. I had not thought about that in...

Wow, good point. I had not thought about that in plans I was starting to form for this spring.
03-31-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By randallr

Is that corrosion, or some gunky coating from the...

Is that corrosion, or some gunky coating from the gasoline?
03-30-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By randallr

For me, made in USA was very compelling. Also,...

For me, made in USA was very compelling. Also, the air hardening steel Waterford uses . . . My Gunnar is a total delight to ride. Slightly oversize down tube, plenty stiff but plenty comfy
03-30-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By randallr

Vecchios in Boulder is open. They are the most...

Vecchios in Boulder is open. They are the most knowledgable shop I've ever done business with.
03-30-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By randallr

Those people did a fit for me back in 2015, was...

Those people did a fit for me back in 2015, was quite helpful.
03-29-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,615
Posted By randallr

Rode Flagstaff Mtn from home Saturday, bought a...

Rode Flagstaff Mtn from home Saturday, bought a coupla GP 4 season tires at my favorite bike shop on the way. Didn't really need them yet, but wanted to do a little economic stimulus. Really...
Forum: Introductions
03-29-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By randallr

We lived in Chehalis for 5 years in the early...

We lived in Chehalis for 5 years in the early 90's. Some peaceful roads in SW Wash.
03-28-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,774
Posted By randallr

Yup, that's been my experience. Paths busy,...

Yup, that's been my experience. Paths busy, roads as quiet as I have ever seen them, so I am taking back to the roads a bit more than in the past.
03-22-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,754
Posted By randallr

Took mine off today. Working from home all the...

Took mine off today. Working from home all the time, so can limit my riding to good weather, now
03-15-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By randallr

A friend at work told me Lynskey Ti bikes is...

A friend at work told me Lynskey Ti bikes is having a 25% off everything sale. Their frame/forkset start a bit higher than your target price. lynskeyperformance.com
03-06-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,073
Posted By randallr

Recently bought a Park cable and housing cutter. ...

Recently bought a Park cable and housing cutter. Should have bought it about 20 years ago.
03-06-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,729
Posted By randallr

I have a Chris King headset on my commuting bike,...

I have a Chris King headset on my commuting bike, about 15,000 miles on it, very easy to adjust out any play, no issues at all.
02-29-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,039
Posted By randallr

No, haven't yet seen it

No, haven't yet seen it
02-15-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,705
Posted By randallr

I run the Connex 8SX and am a big fan. Really...

I run the Connex 8SX and am a big fan. Really lowers maintenance for me, very durable and I really like the way the connex link works when it's time to take the chain apart to remove it. I've had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,423
Posted By randallr

In my Gunnar buy, the dealer (Vecchios) added a...

In my Gunnar buy, the dealer (Vecchios) added a lot of value. They are quite skilled on fitting and knew exactly what would work best for me. As a result, it's the most comfortable bike I've ever...
Forum: Foo
02-14-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By randallr

Mine got "Springtime in Paris" black tea from...

Mine got "Springtime in Paris" black tea from Kucha Tea in Boulder. She is a nut about that city.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,071
Posted By randallr

And now one of the main dealers for Connex...

And now one of the main dealers for Connex (Cantitoe Road) has all their chains at 20% off (starting about 10Feb2020). I just placed an order for 7 ea 8sx chains, which I expect will give me a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-08-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By randallr

Tommasini frame building video

From tubing to final finishing - pretty interesting and fast moving. You see them build a lugged frame, and a welded one.

URL isn't taking, maybe because it's inside facebook. If you search...
02-08-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,891
Posted By randallr

+1 Bike commuting is time efficient: use time...

+1 Bike commuting is time efficient: use time you'd be spending in the gas burner and at the gym on your bike. I know the gas burner might be a bit shorter commute time across a week, but still...
01-27-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By randallr

Oh, nice, you have a wear groove to let you know...

Oh, nice, you have a wear groove to let you know if you've worn out too much of the rim.
I scrub my brake pads with a toothbrush to get any grit out of them when I wash the bike.
01-27-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,080
Posted By randallr

Wool is excellent; a fiber God designed to keep...

Wool is excellent; a fiber God designed to keep critters comfy. I wear it to work, my wife and I wear it on tour. We wash it in the machine on delicate with Woolite, hang dry. We have a hamper...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By randallr

In several decades of commuting this has never...

In several decades of commuting this has never crossed my mind. Ever.
01-27-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By randallr

Little Dry Creek Trail is open again (NW Denver Metro)

Today I rode the Little Dry Creek trail from where it connects with Clear Creek trail just W of Pecos to Bradburn Street in Westminster. The detour we've been living with for something like 9 months...
01-18-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,413
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: 845
Posted By randallr

+1

+1
01-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,905
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: 1,112
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: 49
Views: 3,071
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: 49
Views: 3,071
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: 16
Views: 806
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: 868
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: 1,841
Posted By randallr

+1 - me too.

+1 - me too.
11-28-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
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: 1,767
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
Di2
Views: 581
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: 1,592
Posted By randallr

Showers Pass Transit Pants

Showers Pass Transit Pants
11-21-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 22,753
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 . . . .
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