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08-12-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,366
Posted By Pratt

Sorry to be unclear, I meant 'Not, you're not...

Sorry to be unclear, I meant 'Not, you're not crazy'
08-10-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Pratt

Difficult to release lipless pedals are a safety...

Difficult to release lipless pedals are a safety feature, designed to protect the bike in case of falls
08-03-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Pratt

Does this torque make my chainstays look fat?

Does this torque make my chainstays look fat?
07-31-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,024
Posted By Pratt

Great question, but the course should have killer...

Great question, but the course should have killer hills, at 1/6 gravity you'll fly up them
Forum: Touring
07-13-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By Pratt

From Riverhead, you might also consider Shelter...

From Riverhead, you might also consider Shelter Island. Sounds (pun intended) like a great trip. Ferry crossings should be fun.
07-05-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Pratt

They're not the same?

They're not the same?
07-04-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By Pratt

His ankle, when he catches his shoelace in the...

His ankle, when he catches his shoelace in the chain?
07-03-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Pratt

But,

Bicycle tires inflate
06-22-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,995
Posted By Pratt

Here's an idea. Tell him it is a good question...

Here's an idea. Tell him it is a good question and that it deserves research. You buy the $500 bike while he buys the $5000 one. Then take him on a series of rides, nice ones when he is on the cheap...
06-17-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Pratt

Cut it in half and count the rings?

Cut it in half and count the rings?
06-15-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By Pratt

Bicycles

Bicycles
06-10-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By Pratt

Tiny Notch

Wire stripper; puzzled me for years too
06-05-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,094
Posted By Pratt

Just an uneducated guess, but I would bet he has...

Just an uneducated guess, but I would bet he has assaulted people before. Whether he was arrested/prosecuted is another question
06-02-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,261
Posted By Pratt

What Paul just said, or a variation thereof

What Paul just said, or a variation thereof
05-31-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By Pratt

It often takes different lengths of time of for...

It often takes different lengths of time of for the shorts to break in different people's anatomy. Just keep riding, you'll adjust
05-26-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,891
Posted By Pratt

For more precision, use Phughes technique, but...

For more precision, use Phughes technique, but put a 1Qt zip lock freezer bag in your pocket. Weigh yourself and bike, step off, add one ounce of water to the bag, step on. Repeat until the scale...
05-08-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,845
Posted By Pratt

Interesting question, I'd also be interested in...

Interesting question, I'd also be interested in the lifespan of the helmet wearer
04-09-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,505
Posted By Pratt

I bought my steel bike after reading an article...

I bought my steel bike after reading an article about it in Bicycling, but that was in 1992
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By Pratt

If I were in your shoes, I would guesstimate what...

If I were in your shoes, I would guesstimate what the lowest gear-inch number I would comfortable with, then the highest. That would give you a couple of numbers to aim at. Then, decide how many...
03-25-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Pratt

Not a machinist, but I remember seeing pictures...

Not a machinist, but I remember seeing pictures of micrometers for measuring large items and they only measured the last inch. So, you might carefully make up a stick that was, say, 10" long and...
03-15-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,483
Posted By Pratt

I'm so slow that if I catch the virus, at least I...

I'm so slow that if I catch the virus, at least I will have the satisfaction of having caught something. I have, however, gotten a lock to secure my toilet paper, while on tour, so it is not stolen
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By Pratt

Perhaps you should ask her. The right rack might...

Perhaps you should ask her. The right rack might be the one she wants to be seen with. Pampering might require a 70-30, boy-girl weight distribution.
Good luck
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Pratt

If air travel is still iffy, and vous aimez...

If air travel is still iffy, and vous aimez francais, La Route Verte, au Canada.
Although, my only experience with it is via their guidebook.
Good luck
03-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,964
Posted By Pratt

As a practical matter, before you die, what bikes...

As a practical matter, before you die, what bikes do you have, and what sizes?
02-08-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,682
Posted By Pratt

And yet, as one rides a 'super bike' one...

And yet, as one rides a 'super bike' one constantly thinks of improvements; longer reach, softer ride, stiffer fork, more/fewer/higher/lower gears, ovalized tube, grease fittings on the pedals,...
02-04-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,333
Posted By Pratt

Dirty little secret. You can't buy the perfect...

Dirty little secret. You can't buy the perfect bike. Even if you get one that hits all the right notes for: fit, material, geometry, components, gearing, ride, color, etc. (Clearly, if not...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,062
Posted By Pratt

Just to stir the pot, perhaps you could plan...

Just to stir the pot, perhaps you could plan routes with a higher percentage of unpaved surfaces. Just don't, obviously, gloat as you float
01-06-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,208
Posted By Pratt

Have not used it for handle bars, but Gorilla...

Have not used it for handle bars, but Gorilla Tape's sticky power is impressive.
Good luck
Forum: Touring
01-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,459
Posted By Pratt

When I was a Scout leader we had an unofficial...

When I was a Scout leader we had an unofficial rule, you don't yell at your own kid, there were other adults to do that
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,896
Posted By Pratt

Have to admit, I'm in the 'leave no trace' camp...

Have to admit, I'm in the 'leave no trace' camp (pun intended).
There is a certain pride in leaving in the morning, knowing that in 48 hours, no one could tell you had been there
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,065
Posted By Pratt

Lezyne

Lezyne
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,459
Posted By Pratt

Indy-What the shirker was really saying was...

Indy-What the shirker was really saying was 'please add a few rocks to my panniers while I'm not looking'
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,459
Posted By Pratt

Been a leader, now pretty much solo. Solo cuts...

Been a leader, now pretty much solo.
Solo cuts down on arguments
Forum: Touring
12-19-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By Pratt

No helmets, doubtless they are all dead by now

No helmets, doubtless they are all dead by now
Forum: Touring
11-28-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,969
Posted By Pratt

Yes. I know nothing about the Trek Dual Sport...

Yes.
I know nothing about the Trek Dual Sport 4, but It already has the most important attribute, a rider with a dream.
If you look at the pictures here, two things stand out- people tour on a wide...
10-22-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By Pratt

Distance traveled is an ever elusive, and,...

Distance traveled is an ever elusive, and, perhaps illusive, quantity.
Ride through a puddle in a dry parking lot and make a few turns. You will notice that the rear wheel track cuts inside the...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,976
Posted By Pratt

My opinion (worth every cent of what you pad for...

My opinion (worth every cent of what you pad for it) is that the craziness of touring on a bicycle itself is of such a magnitude that issues like the type of bike are really noise level. Riding...
10-09-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,299
Posted By Pratt

I'm neither for or against the roadside...

I'm neither for or against the roadside memorials. I always feel a little sad and solemn when I see them, and wonder why Jewish people seem to be better drivers than Christians
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