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05-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,242
Posted By Phil_gretz

This is my first thought. If she's a child, then...

This is my first thought. If she's a child, then good. Only $100 - because they spent your money.

If she's over 18, bad. Because she should have spent her own money, and not yours.

Anyway,...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,663
Posted By Mountain Mitch

My son thought it might come in handy with some...

My son thought it might come in handy with some of the puddles he hits while riding in Japan :lol:!
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,663
Posted By djb

this is key and in general, every situation...

this is key

and in general, every situation is different, and some bike riders do not have the situational awareness of what is behind them, or they take a not dangerous situation as dangerous--I...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,527
Posted By indyfabz

I didn't know squat about unsupported touring....

I didn't know squat about unsupported touring. Didn't even get my racks and panniers until about 3 weeks before I hopped the train to Seattle. I knew even less about camping. Set up my tent once in...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This topic has come up before. I have been told...

This topic has come up before. I have been told that I must be an idiot, can't follow instructions, do not know how to ride a bike, etc.

But there are no inspectors on a bike tour to inspect...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I really do not care what others say on this...

I really do not care what others say on this topic, but I wear the underwear under my padded bike shorts and I have no plans to change.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,161
Posted By revcp

Yeah, I don't think it works that way.

Yeah, I don't think it works that way.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By djb

as with a lot of bike related stuff, in the end,...

as with a lot of bike related stuff, in the end, whatever works for you is the best ("you" as in everyone)
I also found that in very hot riding conditions, only the padded bike shorts are the most...
05-20-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,271
Posted By Machka

I've been riding steel bicycles since I started...

I've been riding steel bicycles since I started cycling ... 1971.

I bought an aluminum bicycle in 2000 and traded it in on another in 2002. I still have that bicycle, but it is my trainer bike....
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,663
Posted By Happy Feet

Not for me. I find the rare close pass is done by...

Not for me. I find the rare close pass is done by a holes who could care less and would probably see the noodle as a target to try and tag. When I looked at the pic it was the first thought that...
05-19-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,835
Posted By Lemond1985

I bought one today, it's heavier than I expected,...

I bought one today, it's heavier than I expected, and the price is good. Have not assembled it yet.

I really didn't even need it, it was just such a good deal I felt obligated to buy one.
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use Ex Officio brand briefs. There is a seam,...

I use Ex Officio brand briefs. There is a seam, but it has never bothered me.
05-18-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,192
Posted By PoorBob

MUP Etiquette

Time for my annual rant.


MUPs Segment Seekers etc. Dogs off the leash, kids off the leash (joking) 4 wide walkers, people with headphones zig zagging all are annoying.... (and so is the...
05-17-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,380
Posted By livedarklions

I once got a tour of the Portsmouth Naval...

I once got a tour of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard nuclear submarine maintenance shops. An incredible amount of that shop was equipment to actually produce the non-standard fasteners and valves for...
05-17-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By sykerocker

A suggestion: On all my Sturmey-Archer IGH bikes,...

A suggestion: On all my Sturmey-Archer IGH bikes, I inevitably replace whatever the stock rear sprocket (usually 15 or 16t) with a 23t Shimano (S-A doesn't make one, mounting is identical for both...
05-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,242
Posted By OBoile

Walmart seems like the right place to get a kid's...

Walmart seems like the right place to get a kid's bike until they've demonstrated a clear interest in taking cycling seriously.
05-16-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,242
Posted By tagaproject6

Meh, it's a bike for experience. Who knows if she...

Meh, it's a bike for experience. Who knows if she will stick to riding. Get here something more substatnial later if her heart is into riding.
05-16-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,380
Posted By 79SchwinnWS

Just my 2 cents..a lot of times I call the LBS's...

Just my 2 cents..a lot of times I call the LBS's in my area for a part,or accessory,they don't have it and I get the reply"we can order it"and I give THEM a reply,"this is 2019 and I can order it too...
05-15-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By sykerocker

I'll show you it's twin: A 1969 Ranger, obviously...

I'll show you it's twin: A 1969 Ranger, obviously a rebadged Phillips.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1762x1079/ranger_1_8aaeb8ecf02b653f95b392318ce026f04eac7c47.jpg
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05-15-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By davester

That is exactly the same as my very first bike...

That is exactly the same as my very first bike (though mine was only a one-speed), which I got for christmas in about 1965.
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,527
Posted By stardognine

That's it, in a nutshell. Don't just think about...

That's it, in a nutshell. Don't just think about it, DO it. 👍
Then you'll know if it's for you or not. 🤔
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,527
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, families take commitment but that doesn't...

Yes, families take commitment but that doesn't mean you have to stop living. Drag the kids along. You might not be able to do weeks or months of touring and you might have to recalibrate what...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,674
Posted By fourfa

I'm a big fan of wool thermal layers. I know you...

I'm a big fan of wool thermal layers. I know you said no tights, but perhaps something made of soft, stretchy, warm, natural fiber doesn't set off your 'tights' detector. I have one particular...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,527
Posted By DropBarFan

Many folks have job/career/family etc obligations...

Many folks have job/career/family etc obligations that put long tours out of the picture esp with increasing cost of living. 3 weeks vacation is more than a lot of folks get...should allow for a...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By robert schlatte

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/32b91282_6960_4e67_80e9_8287f424e093_f42d85b93a7ff295c11108123319fff0e393ec89.jpeg...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,527
Posted By tmac100

Nope - only solo, self-supported bicycle tour in...

Nope - only solo, self-supported bicycle tour in Australia (Savannah Way and Perth to Sydney via the Nullabore and Broken Hill). This August I take a 7 day self-guided tour in France of the Loire...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By spinnaker

What would you say is the average overall climb? ...

What would you say is the average overall climb?

But main thing keeping me away is so many freaking people. I have seen photos of some of those trails and I swear there are less people on the...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,527
Posted By indyfabz

Currently I get 5 weeks of vacation. I like to...

Currently I get 5 weeks of vacation. I like to take 1 one-week trip, 1 two-week trip and several three-day weekend trips and/or overnighters. If this country had a rational health care system I would...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,527
Posted By wgscott

The key is to not have kids. I have 3, so...

The key is to not have kids.

I have 3, so I haven't done an extended tour in more than 20 years.
05-13-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,174
Posted By Wildwood

Some cities are less safe for cyclists than...

Some cities are less safe for cyclists than others.
Road cycling in Las Vegas is terminal, for an example.

NOLA is probably high on the Terminal List.


edit: FWIW - just saw a clickbait list...
05-12-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,380
Posted By livedarklions

From what I've seen, if the lbs doesn't carry the...

From what I've seen, if the lbs doesn't carry the part or accessory, I can always find it quicker and cheaper online. The online operations make it from volume, so they are just structured to be...
05-12-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,380
Posted By dedhed

With a $50K budget I could have all the tools I...

With a $50K budget I could have all the tools I need to work on bikes, plus a decent small machine shop with milling machine, lathe, drill press etc.
05-09-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,174
Posted By UniChris

I find walking to work preferable. Ages ago in a...

I find walking to work preferable. Ages ago in a different city I'd bike when it was nice and walk when it wasn't, but here the trip has either tended to be too short, or too much dealing with urban...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tandem Tom

Let the packing commence!

Started bringing all the gear down to the living room today. The piles are being create in different parts of the room for clothes , camping gear, extras and etc.. I have a spread sheet that helps...
05-03-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ironfish653

It's an '06. Twelve years old. C6 Vettes go for...

It's an '06. Twelve years old. C6 Vettes go for less than a new Prius. If you can afford a Prius, you can afford a beater to haul bikes. /ftfy



I guess we're not allowed to enjoy cars here?...
04-28-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,380
Posted By livedarklions

Mostly, the biggest revelation I've had from this...

Mostly, the biggest revelation I've had from this thread is that a few people haven't figured out the obvious: LBS are generally not good places to order things they don't have in stock. I use them a...
04-25-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By Skipjacks

The low price could easily be that the seller has...

The low price could easily be that the seller has no idea what they have.

Just because half the people on this message board know it's a nice bike doesn't mean the average schmoe does.

I'd...
04-25-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By CliffordK

The OP is indicating that a woman was selling the...

The OP is indicating that a woman was selling the bike. While it is possible it was her bike, a likely scenario is that she was selling the bike from a former husband/boyfriend/tenant/relative/etc....
04-24-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,692
Posted By InOmaha

I saw bridge, and my first thought was the...

I saw bridge, and my first thought was the environmental impact and wetland mitigation study was probably $1 to $1.5 million of the cost. We had a project that couldn't start because they needed to...
Forum: Touring
04-24-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By djb

just be aware that the LHT has changed its...

just be aware that the LHT has changed its parts/specs recently.

oh wait, I just checked and it appears that they have stopped listing the crankset to be the sora 50/39/30 and 9 speed, and back...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By cyccommute

Bike sizing isnít nearly as confusing as many...

Bike sizing isnít nearly as confusing as many people make it out to be. A 54cm bike is still a 54cm bike even if the seat tube doesnít measure exactly 54 cm. The proportions for a bike of any size...
04-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By katsup

Some people just want to get rid of a bike as...

Some people just want to get rid of a bike as fast as they can.

Without seeing the whole ad, it's hard to tell. Even with the ad it can be difficult.
04-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,692
Posted By indyfabz

As someone who works in an industry that is...

As someone who works in an industry that is heavily involved with bridges, I can tell you they are expensive. Even pre-fabed ones. The work gets even more expensive if it's over an active highway or...
04-21-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,692
Posted By unterhausen

if you think that's bad, don't look at the price...

if you think that's bad, don't look at the price of road construction
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