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Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Colorado Kid

No Refund???

Here is a e-mail I got from Dirt Rag. Why no refund I wonder

.It is with a heavy heart that we're writing to say, that after 30 years of publishing, Dirt Rag is filing for bankruptcy and ceasing...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Colorado Kid

Wire Ranks

How many on this list use wire rack as opposed to something else?
Forum: Commuting
01-25-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Colorado Kid

The New Bicycling

I was at the doctor's office the other day, the "New" Bicycling Magazine was there. (Don't see in many place anymore.) Has anyone seen this since it got sold and moved to NYC? It seemed better then...
12-30-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By Colorado Kid

Why would some of the models be considered, "Boat...

Why would some of the models be considered, "Boat Anchor" and not others? I remember lifting some of the models and they were heavy! The touring models of the day weren't light by any means too.
12-29-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By Colorado Kid

Boat Anchor

How many models of the Schwinn line up from the 70s-80s would be considered "Boat Anchor's' today?
12-13-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,034
Posted By Colorado Kid

Use to use my old Motobecane all the time on the...

Use to use my old Motobecane all the time on the trainer. Just wipe it off when your done and put a good coat of wax on it and you should be good. Just watch out what old what tires you use. A hard...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By Colorado Kid

Jandd Merger?

I heard a rumor that long time maker of bicycle packs, Jandd may be merging with someone else. Has anyone heard any information about the merger?
11-30-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,401
Posted By Colorado Kid

The Olympic people experimented with various...

The Olympic people experimented with various exotic gases for many years. They found out through scientific experiment there's little difference as far as efficiency in a bicycle tire. Hydrogen, they...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Colorado Kid

I should posted under, "Used". I wanted to go...

I should posted under, "Used". I wanted to go out and ride today but a major snow storm stopped me. (17' will do that! ) Anyone else got hit by the big storm? Don't worry. I have studs on the Mt....
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Colorado Kid

Used From Amazon

The doc is starting to let me ride again (short rides.) after going through Blood Cancer. I saw on Amazon they are selling Brooks Flyer's saddle (without box, etc.) for way less then the normal...
11-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By Colorado Kid

What happen?

I know they were based in OK for some rime. Who bought them out and what happen? I heard rumors for months they were moving but this is the first, concrete proof I heard of the move. Wish them the...
11-23-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,808
Posted By Colorado Kid

Too old to ride?

At what point do you give up trying to find parts for your CV bike and make it a wall hanger? 50s-40s or later?
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By Colorado Kid

Grinning out ( In time.) can lead to burn out. I...

Grinning out ( In time.) can lead to burn out. I can agree with most on this list, try something else. You might also want to take a page from the SAD page. Get some light (fluorescent helps the...
11-21-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Colorado Kid

Vintage Tour Vehicles

Anyone got some nice shots of older tour vehicles? ( With bikes of course.) Something we son't see anymore.
11-21-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,002
Posted By Colorado Kid

Nice bikes. That one with a derailleur, anyway...

Nice bikes. That one with a derailleur, anyway you put a chain guard on a bike that doesn't come with it?
Forum: Touring
11-16-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By Colorado Kid

I stayed in several KOA state parks back when I...

I stayed in several KOA state parks back when I toured the East. Rv's with their generated running all night, drunks etc. Choose your place to stay
for the night, wisely.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,904
Posted By Colorado Kid

Nice mug of hot chocolate always worked for me...

Nice mug of hot chocolate always worked for me after a ride in the rain.
11-12-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,221
Posted By Colorado Kid

Man, I'm sorry to hear the bad news. All my...

Man, I'm sorry to hear the bad news. All my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,598
Posted By Colorado Kid

Thanks! Everyone has been so nice to to me during...

Thanks! Everyone has been so nice to to me during this treatment. Last night, I have my first, "get sick from Chemo". Nasty!!! Lucky, the doc give me some pills to prevent this in the future. I want...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Colorado Kid

"The New Preformance"

Well, I've just talked to the inside rep. for Preformance-Nashbar. They are now in CA and will have another smaller warehouse in NC soon. Customer service is starting to get better. (It wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By Colorado Kid

What type of Brooks saddle worked for you? Years...

What type of Brooks saddle worked for you? Years ago I switched to a B-17 and never looked back.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By Colorado Kid

It's good to post again. Yes, I still have...

It's good to post again. Yes, I still have Cancer. I might be off the bike for another 3+months. (The post is for my wife's bike.) Can't wait until I get better and I don't have to do Chemo anymore!!
Forum: Commuting
11-02-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By Colorado Kid

Side Lights

Has anyone used these side lights made by Planet Bike? https://www.planetbike.com/store/bottle-blinky-bike-side-light.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,148
Posted By Colorado Kid

Just got back from the local farmer's supply...

Just got back from the local farmer's supply store and yes, they have Rema (And other brands) patch kit for sale. Tractor size...I guess you could cut them down or sell off the extra. No, I'm not a...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,598
Posted By Colorado Kid

Cancer

Last week, I felt tired and a little off my game. I went to the doc and got flu meds but before I left, the doctor ordered Blood work. I thought nothing of it. The next day (At work) my wife calls in...
09-15-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,300
Posted By Colorado Kid

Old School

An old but good way of solving this problem is with thin sheets of metal. (Cut to size.) I would then wrap it in Duct Tape to prevent the metal insoles from cutting into the shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,056
Posted By Colorado Kid

Most pros shave down there. Trust me on this. For...

Most pros shave down there. Trust me on this. For those of us who don't do the mega mileage as the Pros do, shaving or trimming is a way of life. PS, your better half will like it. Wink, wink. LOL
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By Colorado Kid

I too work in a high stress work environment....

I too work in a high stress work environment. Bicycle commuting has made all the difference.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By Colorado Kid

Carradice Seat Bag

I've just ordered a Carradice Nelson LF seat bag. Any feedback from those who own one now or in the past?
Forum: Commuting
08-20-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,045
Posted By Colorado Kid

I had someone yell at me as I was leaving the...

I had someone yell at me as I was leaving the grocery store. (With a trailer full of food.) "That's smart!"
07-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Colorado Kid

Tires

I have a Burley Nomad trailer and I can't find Road tires for it. Will a BoB or other brand fit?
Forum: Commuting
08-25-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,363
Posted By Colorado Kid

+1 Tomorrow is another day to ride. Hang in there.

+1 Tomorrow is another day to ride. Hang in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By Colorado Kid

Might want to try your local bicycle shop. Some...

Might want to try your local bicycle shop. Some buy/sell used bikes of all types
Forum: Commuting
08-23-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By Colorado Kid

Someone on this list talked about L.L. Beam shoes...

Someone on this list talked about L.L. Beam shoes for rain shoes. Could you tell us how this works out for bicycle commuting? What are the advantages (If any.) to using this type of shoe.)
Forum: Commuting
08-22-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,708
Posted By Colorado Kid

The reason I posted earlier about the bell is...

The reason I posted earlier about the bell is that it's starting to get rusty and wouldn't ding right. Maybe it's worn but I'm looking to see if there is something better out there. I didn't see my...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-18, 03:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,708
Posted By Colorado Kid

Where Are The Moderators?

This used to be a great and friendly list and I've learned a lot from it. Certain members such as axolotl have diminished the enjoyment factor. I have to publicly ask where are the moderators? Due to...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-18, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,708
Posted By Colorado Kid

Bicycle Bells

I have on my commuter bike this brand of bells but is there anything out there that is better or louder? https://www.mirrycle.com/product-category/new-products/
08-18-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,548
Posted By Colorado Kid

As they say, " Steel is Real." Never had worry...

As they say, " Steel is Real." Never had worry about such stuff with my Steel bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-18, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By Colorado Kid

Use this as a rear rack bag....

Use this as a rear rack bag. https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/british-royal-mail-surplus-shoulder-bag-used?a=1929382 Just ZipTie to the seat loops. Roomy and with a bright color too.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Colorado Kid

If you use reg.bags,, you could cut the weight by...

If you use reg.bags,, you could cut the weight by 1/3.
08-16-18, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Colorado Kid

If you want to save money look for Bicycle swap...

If you want to save money look for Bicycle swap meets in your area. Denver CO has the largest and. prices are great..
Forum: Commuting
08-16-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Colorado Kid

All these bags are great but how do they hold up...

All these bags are great but how do they hold up in the long run? After going threw cheap bags, I went with this....
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,267
Posted By Colorado Kid

Dude, you live life in the Danger zone LOL

Dude, you live life in the Danger zone LOL
Forum: Commuting
08-15-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,174
Posted By Colorado Kid

Trailers are great. It seem like every parent is...

Trailers are great. It seem like every parent is using them these days. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=black+box+everybody+everybody
Forum: Touring
08-11-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,128
Posted By Colorado Kid

Stealth Camping

It seems like most on this list like, Stealth Camping. why?? My problem has always been, where do you get water and a hot shower?
08-11-18, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Colorado Kid

Pedals

My old Look pedals are starting die. They can't be serviced (That's what I've been told.) What is a "good" serviceable pedal out there . I was thinking of going to a platform type of pedal. Any...
08-08-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By Colorado Kid

Eye Candy

Have a look into Bicycling story about Fixies. https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a22655085/best-fixie-bikes/
08-06-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Colorado Kid

Derailleur Question

I have a low end Claris front Derailleur that goes out of adj. about every six month The LBS says it's because the Chain Rings aren't angled at the top and that's why the shifting is off. (And not...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,760
Posted By Colorado Kid

It's only a good idea "if" you don't put a lot of...

It's only a good idea "if" you don't put a lot of miles on it. I did (What you are proposing.) back in the 70s. Went through a lot of cheap bikes fast!!
Forum: Commuting
07-28-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,634
Posted By Colorado Kid

Rain Shoes

Does anyone use a certain type of shoe for Rain? (It doesn't Rain much here but when it does....)
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