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11-12-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,280
Posted By ak08820

Didn't know that asking for a clarification is...

Didn't know that asking for a clarification is now called bashing.
11-12-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,280
Posted By ak08820

Exactly what I was going to say. In addition, you...

Exactly what I was going to say. In addition, you could cancel it too, indicating item not available - no reason needed.
Wonder why he bought it for $20 more than new one and why you priced it like...
10-29-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By ak08820

:thumb:

:thumb:
10-29-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By ak08820

What is this for

I got a blue Trek 850 MTB and wonder what the little standoff thing is on the inside of the seat stay.
...
10-08-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By ak08820

Pump Mounted Wrong

I found a small air pump (Zefal) by the roadside while riding and picked it up. When I looked at it later, while cleaning it at home, it was zip tied to the bracket and it seems that the bracket was...
10-08-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,148
Posted By ak08820

Actually, a contractor comes and assembles bikes...

Actually, a contractor comes and assembles bikes at such places. I came across such a job for a contractor who claimed to have bagged the contract.
08-29-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By ak08820

Dash Cam App for Bicycle

Almost all of us have a few downgraded smartphones around the house and I was wondering if anyone was using them as dash cams while riding.
I think that 2 such cameras are needed, one facing the...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By ak08820

Eurovelo Conference

I came across this and wonder if any private individual bike tourists attend this on their own (dime) or is it largely attended by private and public organization employees.
...
08-07-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,717
Posted By ak08820

Did you mean the cable was not wrapped around the...

Did you mean the cable was not wrapped around the frame or the tree?

I have a strange story. My niece had her Trek bike locked (with a $1 lock) outside the local municipal rec center while taking...
06-07-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By ak08820

I replaced the front shifter yesterday and it...

I replaced the front shifter yesterday and it rides mush better in the largest chain ring without almost any slipping. Backpaddling still shows issues with the chain or pulley and will be looking at...
05-29-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By ak08820

After a thorough cleaning of the rear derailleur...

After a thorough cleaning of the rear derailleur and chain and reinstalling them, the problem has minimized. It must be mainly due to the RD pulley ceasing plus a couple of stiff links.

Now, I...
05-26-18, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By ak08820

An Emergency Fix

I was riding to an errand and heard the dreaded hiss of air escaping from the front tire. I stopped to change the tube but found that the tire had a small hole in the center of the tread due to wear...
05-26-18, 03:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,962
Posted By ak08820

I heard from a friend who works at a bike shop...

I heard from a friend who works at a bike shop that they use an ultrasonic bath and all the components are immersed in the bath in a basket in the cleaning solution. I think that is a service to pay...
05-22-18, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By ak08820

I checked the chain for stiff links and there are...

I checked the chain for stiff links and there are none. The chain length seems to be correct too, there are 12 links in exactly 6 inches indicating not much stretch.
I rode the bike yesterday and it...
05-19-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By ak08820

Chain Slips

I have a 21 speed low end MTB (Mongoose/MGX S20) which serves my needs perfectly but now the chain slips when I am in the largest chain ring and climbing a slight incline. I thought that the chain...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By ak08820

Waste Hauling Trucks

There should be regulations for the trucks used in hauling municipal and other wastes and similar materials. These vehicles are operated by municipalities and private waste haulers.

I have had the...
Forum: Touring
10-09-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,850
Posted By ak08820

These folks are big proponents of Rohloff+Belt...

These folks are big proponents of Rohloff+Belt Drive touring bikes.
English - De Vakantiefietser (http://www.vakantiefietser.nl/en/the-holiday-biker/)
09-11-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By ak08820

A question on bike frame design

In the old days bike frames had a slim down tube.
Bikes still worked as expected and I am not aware of bikes prone to fail at down tubes due to tube diameter.

Then why most newer bikes are built...
Forum: Touring
07-27-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,895
Posted By ak08820

I had clearly stated in the orig. post that I was...

I had clearly stated in the orig. post that I was trying to find a lower cost substitute for the expensive bear sprays with a product that has similar long range spray/jet and was much cheaper. My...
Forum: Touring
07-26-15, 06:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,895
Posted By ak08820

With all due respect to the courageous folks who...

With all due respect to the courageous folks who bring us the amazing videos on PBS and National Geo. TV, etc.,
the young man who was killed by a bear in 2014 a few tens miles from your ride path...
Forum: Touring
07-23-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By ak08820

What lock(s) were used?

What lock(s) were used?
Forum: Touring
07-22-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,860
Posted By ak08820

Wish you had mentioned the planned route and...

Wish you had mentioned the planned route and where you abandoned it.
I really appreciate your honesty in describing the events that lead to the perceived "failure" of this trip.
You did get a few...
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,895
Posted By ak08820

He does have a snarl like many road bikers...

He does have a snarl like many road bikers (especially those with dark glasses and colorful jerseys)!:roflmao:
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,754
Posted By ak08820

This too, Solo Female Cycling Around the World:...

This too, Solo Female Cycling Around the World: WOW (Women On Wheels) (http://www.skalatitude.com/p/wow-women-on-wheels.html)
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,895
Posted By ak08820

I will try to reply to all the above responses...

I will try to reply to all the above responses here.

It is an issue in NJ. Actually, in 2014 a Rutgers student from my town was killed by a bear while on a hike in Apshawa Preserve in W. Milford,...
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,895
Posted By ak08820

Bear Spray Alternative

For the price, a "Wasp and Hornet Killer" promises a 20' ling jet and seems to be a good alternative to comparable sized pepper spray (or bear spray for that size),
e.g. $6 for...
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 06:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,754
Posted By ak08820

Besides safety, I have read in books by epic tour...

Besides safety, I have read in books by epic tour bike travelers that going solo made them very lonely.
When you ride, unless you are on a tandem, you are solo. If you go solo and just go about your...
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By ak08820

Adventure Cycling Assoc Hacked - All Members BEWARE of Virus Email

Please note that I received an email with the from address indicating the name of an Adventure Cycling Assoc staff member.
The email had the subject of Click Document and there was a tinyurl link in...
Forum: Touring
07-08-15, 04:44 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,316
Posted By ak08820

I have never liked percolated or french pressed...

I have never liked percolated or french pressed coffee. I also need coffee to be piping hot.
I used a large plastic funnel lined with filter paper (from my work as chemist in India as there were no...
Forum: Touring
06-16-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By ak08820

I found that Google goes out of its way to...

I found that Google goes out of its way to include bike paths if they happen to be nearby and lengthening the route considerably.
Forum: Touring
06-12-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By ak08820

Wow! There is always something one has never...

Wow! There is always something one has never seen, even in pictures!
Forum: Touring
06-11-15, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By ak08820

In the third world utility bikes removing the...

In the third world utility bikes removing the rear wheel involves removing the rack, fender stays and uninstalling the brakes. The front wheel is almost half as complex with the rod brakes.
The...
05-13-15, 07:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,640
Posted By ak08820

Microshift M25-7 Cable Replacement

Hello

Would anyone know what is the correct tool/procedure to remove the little cable head cap on a Microshift M25-7 shifter?

microSHIFT -The best control system...
Forum: Touring
05-11-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By ak08820

Direct link to the book ...

Direct link to the book
https://daveandgerrystransamcharitycycle.wordpress.com/now-get-daves-book/
Forum: Touring
04-23-15, 04:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,158
Posted By ak08820

Depends on your budget and style of cycletouring...

Depends on your budget and style of cycletouring (credit card or self supported)
I once went to a lecture by a guy who toured across the USA and wrote a book. He claimed that he did not know how to...
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 04:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 23,364
Posted By ak08820

That is an unusual application of the V brake...

That is an unusual application of the V brake noodles.
Forum: Touring
04-12-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By ak08820

Why would one buy a lock that needs charging,...

Why would one buy a lock that needs charging, however infrequently it may be!

All these gizmos on kickstarter etc., seem to have a penchant for involving a smartphone in the most trivial...
Forum: Touring
03-27-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,641
Posted By ak08820

Why didn't you take a pic with your phone?

Why didn't you take a pic with your phone?
Forum: Touring
03-10-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,085
Posted By ak08820

Can't remember, it was ages ago!

Can't remember, it was ages ago!
Forum: Touring
03-10-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,085
Posted By ak08820

I had my towel stolen from outside the shower...

I had my towel stolen from outside the shower stall while I was taking a shower in a privately owned CG while visitng the Amish area in PA.
Forum: Touring
03-06-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By ak08820

If the Port Jervis to Trenton route is too short,...

If the Port Jervis to Trenton route is too short, you could go to Jim Thorpe, PA from Port Jervis via the DWG (riding the Old Mine Road) and then ride along the Lehigh River in PA to New Hope, PA and...
Forum: Touring
03-03-15, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By ak08820

Thanks, I am in.

Thanks, I am in.
Forum: Touring
02-28-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By ak08820

- ??? ?? ?? (http://universewithme.com/) The...

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The Wandering Nomads | Two kids, two bikes, and the whole world to see (http://awanderingphoto.com/)
http://mitmveloufchina.wordpress.com
pushbikegirl -...
Forum: Touring
02-25-15, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,233
Posted By ak08820

Minoura of Japan also makes large cages, e.g.,...

Minoura of Japan also makes large cages, e.g., Minoura Japan ? AB-1600 (http://www.minoura.jp/english/accessory-e/ab1600-e.html)

Good price here -...
Forum: Touring
02-06-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By ak08820

I had bought an M-Wave HB bag from Meijers in the...

I had bought an M-Wave HB bag from Meijers in the USA. On the first local ride, the part clamped to the bar snapped in 2. The plastic is very flimsy. What I ended up doing was attach the plate that...
Forum: Touring
01-14-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,668
Posted By ak08820

I urge all folks to post this in responses to NPS...

I urge all folks to post this in responses to NPS in the link provided in the original post.
Forum: Touring
01-13-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,668
Posted By ak08820

I was not sure if the title was correct. However,...

I was not sure if the title was correct. However, I checked the phrase "read and weep" and it seems I used it correctly.
Urban Dictionary: read it and weep...
Forum: Touring
01-13-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,668
Posted By ak08820

Read and Weep - Proposed fees for C&O Canal Path

Just came across this.

National Park Service proposes entrance/camping fees for C&O Canal Towpath Biking Bis...
Forum: Touring
01-10-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,643
Posted By ak08820

I say NO to all 4. It will spoil it for all. ...

I say NO to all 4. It will spoil it for all.

May be a uniform per person pricing for any mode of travel would be a better option.

BTW, I really cannot understand why some parks like the...
Forum: Touring
01-06-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,643
Posted By ak08820

Here is the response I received from ACA -...

Here is the response I received from ACA - verbatim.
"Thanks for reaching out to us about hiker/biker sites at state parks. We have identified this as an issue over the last year and are currently...
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