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08-02-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By L134

My knees hurt just looking at that gearing.

My knees hurt just looking at that gearing.
08-01-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By L134

Actually, I did, but remember I am an accountant...

Actually, I did, but remember I am an accountant and I’ve been told I’m wrong, by my brother no less. Regardless, right or wrong, my method has worked for me for many years. I’ve never tried the...
08-01-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By L134

Many years ago my brother, an aeronautical...

Many years ago my brother, an aeronautical engineer, had mentioned something called pilot induced oscillation to me. I wondered if shimmy might be rider induced, decided what I mentioned before...
08-01-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By L134

What has worked well for me is to get my butt off...

What has worked well for me is to get my butt off the saddle and have the lightest of grip on the handlebars. In other words, almost all weight on the pedals. Start my descent this way and never a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By L134

effetto mariposa sealant has worked well for me. ...

effetto mariposa sealant has worked well for me. My general rule of thumb is, if the tire will hold air long enough to ride even a short distance, I use sealant. If not, I patch. I donít use...
07-25-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By L134

Kieth Lippy? Bill Holland? Iím pretty sure...

Kieth Lippy? Bill Holland? Iím pretty sure Lippy used silver. Just curious. As much as I enjoy reading these articles, Iím struck by how little they actually say considering how long they are. ...
07-25-20, 07:28 AM
07-23-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By L134

went to craigslist listing and it really looks to...

went to craigslist listing and it really looks to be practically unused, BUT 27Ē wheels, 21 speed (7 speed cassette/ freewheel?) with arai drum(valuable in itself but you probably donít need it), 40...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,034
Posted By L134

Fair enough but I have seen it or I wouldnít have...

Fair enough but I have seen it or I wouldnít have mentioned it. I re-read the OP and it did state he jumped in after being passed so I think I read this differently than you. Iíve never ridden...
07-22-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,440
Posted By L134

Wow! Carbon is almost always a real turn-off...

Wow! Carbon is almost always a real turn-off aesthetically for me but THAT is one cool looking bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,034
Posted By L134

likewise, if one doesnít like being drafted isnít...

likewise, if one doesnít like being drafted isnít it on them to blow by me, not barely pass me and then expect me to reduce my effort so Iím not drafting? If someone moves over in front of me and...
07-20-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By L134

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Overloaded for 2day shake down to Long Beach from where bike was stolen so I...
07-20-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By L134

Thank you!

Thank you!
07-19-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By L134

Thanks! Looks like an unusually interesting...

Thanks! Looks like an unusually interesting issue, at least to me. 5 Canadian Tours would be fun to see.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,930
Posted By L134

I think there is. I have received an email or...

I think there is. I have received an email or some message from Strava suggesting a ďrideĒ looked suspicious. If I remember correctly, it was a self policing situation where I took a look at what...
07-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By L134

Veloflex 30mm ProTour tubulars(not tubeless).

Veloflex 30mm ProTour tubulars(not tubeless).
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,672
Posted By L134

Because you are asking a political question not...

Because you are asking a political question not whether or not one would or should tour without health insurance.
06-30-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By L134

Check out the RBW Google user group. Clem Smith...

Check out the RBW Google user group. Clem Smith frames for sale seem to pop up fairly regularly.
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By L134

You can probably get some good feedback if you...

You can probably get some good feedback if you pose your question to the RBW Owners Bunch google group. It is a good resource.

On my Atlantis for loaded off pavement touring Iíve used 24/36/46...
06-21-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,157
Posted By L134

Were there recessed brake nuts in 78?

Were there recessed brake nuts in 78?
06-18-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By L134

I bought two used sets for less than $200...

I bought two used sets for less than $200 primarily to finally experience and learn tubulars without a large investment. To the extent there are others like myself, I would say there is some market....
06-18-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

i got my ProTours yesterday, 2 days early. The...

i got my ProTours yesterday, 2 days early. The base tape is stamped 6/10. I weighed them at 300g, which I think is same as Vlaanderen. They mount easily, round and true and measure 28mm. I put 24...
06-12-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

That was my conclusion. I just ordered 4 direct....

That was my conclusion. I just ordered 4 direct. I hope I'm not disappointed.
06-12-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

thanks! As of a few minutes ago, only 2 left. I...

thanks! As of a few minutes ago, only 2 left. I decided instead to order 4 ProTour Gum Sidewall directly from Veloflex taking a chance Iíll love them as much as the Vlaanderens. With the four, I...
06-12-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By L134

Claimed

Claimed
06-12-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

Best I can tell from Veloflex site, Vlaanderens...

Best I can tell from Veloflex site, Vlaanderens are no longer in production. 🙁
06-12-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,348
Posted By L134

That looks like a very good touring bike and not...

That looks like a very good touring bike and not strange at all to me. I rode a section of the GDMBR with 42/34/19 crankset using a mountain tamer for the 19. Cassette was a 12-36. I didn’t set it...
06-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 258,836
Posted By L134

Thanks, Barry. Iíll poke around and see what I...

Thanks, Barry. Iíll poke around and see what I can find. It does help immensely when knows what something called! Weíve got a great hardware store a good bike ride away with all sorts of...
06-09-20, 03:44 PM
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Views: 258,836
Posted By L134

Thanks,that will make a fun project.

Thanks,that will make a fun project.
06-08-20, 12:56 PM
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Views: 258,836
Posted By L134

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ISO: Avocet seatpost nut like this (standard fender/rack eyelet threading)
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06-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By L134

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06-06-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,977
Views: 258,836
Posted By L134

Like these? Make me an offer? ...

Like these? Make me an offer?


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06-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By L134

I pulled this rack off a Sportour of, seemingly,...

I pulled this rack off a Sportour of, seemingly, the same vintage as yours. I have no idea if it was original equipment. The rack is available....
06-02-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By L134

Could the headset be loose?

Could the headset be loose?
06-01-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By L134

FREE Univega Sportour, San Diego pick up

25Ē frame/fork in remarkably good condition. 3 pretty ratty 27Ē wheels, 3 27Ē used rims, 4 27Ē tires that appear to have life (...
05-31-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

Refer back to post #1517...

Refer back to post #1517 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1517) and a few after? Is that the tire you are asking about?
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By L134

Hills are your friend for getting stronger/fitter.

Hills are your friend for getting stronger/fitter.
05-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By L134

no problems for me. I have some tires on their...

no problems for me. I have some tires on their way now.
05-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

I did a motel to motel tour of around 400 miles...

I did a motel to motel tour of around 400 miles in New England (including VT) last fall on Vlaanderens and had no problems at all. I used rear panniers. We rode mostly on pavement but some hard...
05-18-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,518
Posted By L134

Maybe someone was trying to balance the wheel.

Maybe someone was trying to balance the wheel.
05-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

Thanks a lot. I just ordered a couple from...

Thanks a lot. I just ordered a couple from Merlin. I agree that Vlaanderen are wonderful. One of the four I have finally bit the dust and a second will any time. The two, which were fronts, still...
05-18-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

Thanks. Do the Corsas have latex tube and...

Thanks. Do the Corsas have latex tube and removable core? Vittoriaís web page doesnít say!?!? I guess I would assume so but...
05-15-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

Right and Iím sorry, I wasnít really expecting...

Right and Iím sorry, I wasnít really expecting anyone to do the digging for me, I just thought maybe somebody already had a line on a good buy. I think most of my best buys on tubulars have...
05-15-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

Thanks. Thatís a pretty good price but,...

Thanks. Thatís a pretty good price but, unfortunately, they donít seem to have free shipping to US. Interestingly, if I upped order from 2 to 4 tires, shipping dropped about a third but didnít...
05-15-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 155,267
Posted By L134

Is any shop selling Veloflex Vlaanderen at a good...

Is any shop selling Veloflex Vlaanderen at a good price?
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,666
Posted By L134

Added bonus, it is on Old Route 66. ...

Added bonus, it is on Old Route 66.
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Gateway Trailnet (now Trailnet -...
05-14-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By L134

I think those are worth every bit of $600 but Iím...

I think those are worth every bit of $600 but Iím not sure the market agrees. I think it will depend on who is looking when you are selling. I sold a similar Santana Sovereign several years ago in...
05-13-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,538
Posted By L134

[QUOTE=sloar;21471633]Iím changing the...

[QUOTE=sloar;21471633]Iím changing the derailleurs to LX and I just picked up a set of Deore 175ís. I have a set of 170 arms with the same bcd, I might switch them.
quOTE]

If I had both sizes on...
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By L134

We wound up getting up to Castleton, riding 4A...

We wound up getting up to Castleton, riding 4A over to around Rutland and eventually dropping down to Ludlow on 103. 103 was not fun but it was raining and cold that day so hard to judge though I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,594
Posted By L134

I think it is important to recognize that all...

I think it is important to recognize that all that video might ďproveĒ is that, between those 3 specific set-ups, the tubeless set-up has less rolling resistance when ridden on rollers or that...
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