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09-16-20, 06:32 PM
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Posted By mstateglfr

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09-11-20, 07:53 PM
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Posted By balto charlie

Lovettsville, Va gravel. Very nice

Lovettsville, Va gravel

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08-13-20, 10:57 AM
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Views: 7,601
Posted By DangerousDanR

This is our Ritchey Double Switchback Breakaway. ...

This is our Ritchey Double Switchback Breakaway. I was told by someone at Ritchey that there are about 50 of these in existence. I don't know if that is correct.

Ours is setup as a flat bar...
07-23-20, 06:36 AM
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Views: 239,171
Posted By balto charlie

I rode the C&O canal yesterday and got hammered...

I rode the C&O canal yesterday and got hammered by the massive thunderstorms. 70 miles from Brunswick to Williamsport and back. I was 12 miles from the end when the heavens opened up. I was using...
07-22-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,601
Posted By VitSports6

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Our first marathon race, I’m a runner, so no real...
07-20-20, 08:52 PM
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Views: 239,171
Posted By droppedandlost

End of the line ...

End of the line

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07-11-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,948
Posted By robertmoses

1989 Schwinn Impact Purchased on craigslist...

1989 Schwinn Impact

Purchased on craigslist from someone who serviced it well. He replaced the derailleur, sealed cartridge bottom bracket, and converted to 1x5. I added rear Wald basket and...
07-08-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,601
Posted By LV2TNDM

I know that trail! I suspect you had to stop,...

I know that trail! I suspect you had to stop, dismount and lift the rear around the switchbacks on the way up. Did you clear the steps on the way down? Not a simple trail for a tandem. Kudos![/QUOTE]...
07-06-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,517
Posted By MarkFrank

Fantastic! Enjoy it!

Fantastic! Enjoy it!
06-07-20, 09:53 AM
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Posted By shroomaroom

Finally back on the saddle after spending the...

Finally back on the saddle after spending the best part of three months inside... A friend and I went into the Vexin Regional Park (made famous by impressionists painters, Van Gogh's very last days...
05-18-20, 10:45 AM
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Views: 3,517
Posted By tandem rider

Great looking tandem. Enjoy!

Great looking tandem. Enjoy!
05-09-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,876
Posted By wgscott

I'm not sure how I missed this thread, but I did...

I'm not sure how I missed this thread, but I did my first, and so far, only, kickstarter for this seatpost. When it finally arrived, I put it on various bikes, and it has now wound up on the touring...
05-08-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By MNebiker

The only lithium grease I had on hand was an...

The only lithium grease I had on hand was an aerosol can product. It initially cut the noise back, but after about 250 miles the motor is gradually getting a bit louder. Gears looked good when I...
05-05-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By fooferdoggie

our new tandem it is a huge learning experience.

my blind wife and I used our stimulus checks to help pay for a tandem. since public transportation is so limited now we can get around again. she has not ridden a bike in 30 years and is wobbly and...
04-20-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,155
Posted By spacemaniss

Yes, we had to remove wheels, detach handlebars...

Yes, we had to remove wheels, detach handlebars and turn them, remove pedals as well.
Update: nobody gave us any troubles in regard to weight limits. Seems like they base it off of what a baggage...
04-10-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By MNebiker

Motor is from eBikeling 500W, 36V conversion kit....

Motor is from eBikeling 500W, 36V conversion kit. Private labeled with their logo, don't know actual manufacturer, obviously some China product. I did contact them about obtaining a set of gears for...
04-01-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 325,105
Posted By friendofpugs

Here is my only "vintage" bike left in the...

Here is my only "vintage" bike left in the stable, a mid 90s steel CX bike with a neat ovalized/shaped down tube. I like the geometry and the fact it can take 38s, though I only have some cheap 34s...
03-31-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,517
Posted By justcrankn

Our Mocha weight 42.5 lbs ready to ride,...

Our Mocha weight 42.5 lbs ready to ride, including cages, sensors, pump, frame bag, pedals, and heavy wheels with 51mm tires. We chose durable over light when specing the bike.

51mm/2” is the...
03-25-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,517
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Bike shops have been deemed essential most...

Bike shops have been deemed essential most places. Most are still open and practicing social distancing and lots of cleaning. Manufacturers are more variable at the moment. One or two person shops...
03-25-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,171
Posted By Hypno Toad

Mixed gravel and pavement climbing out of Pūpūkea...

Mixed gravel and pavement climbing out of Pūpūkea on Oahu's North Shore
...
03-18-20, 01:15 PM
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Posted By jim dandy

“The Horse of a different Color you’ve heard tell...

“The Horse of a different Color you’ve heard tell about” ... Introducing my Spring build ... a 23lb, 57cm, ‘99 Alfana in Sunflower livery. Finished it 2 week’s ago, but it’s been raining for 8-10...
03-15-20, 10:45 PM
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Posted By wgscott

I Just did a double-take. I have the same...

I Just did a double-take. I have the same handlebar tape, Redshift seatpost (and stem?), tires and saddle.
03-06-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,632
Posted By tmhudg

New Co-Motion Steelhead Di2 - The Great Pumpkin

Hi All,

Figured I'd show off my new ride in case anyone was interested. I'm thinking I might document some changes I make as well since I've found that I need to adjust my fit a bit (see my other...
02-24-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,690
Posted By Walter1001

S&S couplers vs. tandem rack?

My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a Co-Motion Mocha as our first tandem. Our main concern at this point is how to transport it via car within the continental U.S. After some research and...
02-20-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,517
Posted By headasunder

Co Motion Mocha 650b

Just looking for a review of sorts from anyone owning the above bike, overall weight, max tyre clearance suitability for multi terrain touring and anything else owners care to mention. thanks in...
02-12-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,898
Posted By akexpress

I don't think we have noticed a big difference in...

I don't think we have noticed a big difference in the frame bags or panniers. We have tended to use the panniers on road touring and the bags on gravel /mixed type of trips. They both suck on big...
01-29-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By IPassGas

We considered replacing our 25 year old yakima...

We considered replacing our 25 year old yakima tandem rack for sidewinder to ease loading but found that front racks do not allow rotation from ground. You can of course lift bike up and over...
06-08-19, 08:28 PM
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Views: 125,948
Posted By Kdogbikes

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06-08-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7,488
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Posted By vp1337

My Mali from cca 1990-91. Originally came with an...

My Mali from cca 1990-91. Originally came with an 550 LX grouppo. It has seen better days, but it's pristine mechanically. Fast, agile, has very good handling and the shifting is ridiculously good....
06-06-19, 11:45 PM
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Views: 125,948
Posted By Bad Lag

I'm reposting this here because the photo in my...

I'm reposting this here because the photo in my earlier post was lost.

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Converted...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,391
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

The Mississippi is more than full. Pictures taken...

The Mississippi is more than full. Pictures taken on Sunday

Rain has been for more than two nights in the Midwest. Amtrak service is diverted due to high water at the station in Burlington, IA but...
05-31-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,948
Posted By JKohler

Just “finished” this after getting inspired here....

Just “finished” this after getting inspired here. https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/4b5ee9b2_c3f9_4305_9690_b65b572700cc_9a55242811af279745c40f2383339d3049b3b413.jpeg
05-26-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,144
Posted By 2cam16

Wow, I finally see a twin to mine. lol ...

Wow, I finally see a twin to mine. lol
https://live.staticflickr.com/4581/25211010458_1ee16ba825_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EpP257)IMG_3077 (https://flic.kr/p/EpP257) by 2cam16...
05-25-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 325,105
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

New to me ‘83 Specialissima. I wanted to go...

New to me ‘83 Specialissima. I wanted to go period correct Super Record but previous owner had spread to 130 so went with 8 speed Record
Ambrosio GdI rims on Chorus (I think) hubs....
05-24-19, 05:59 AM
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Views: 125,948
Posted By travgott

x post of my urban commuter conversion so far....

x post of my urban commuter conversion so far. new wheels on the way and gonna put thinner road/hybrid rubber on. you guys got me inspired!! '89 trek antelope 800 under all those stickers
...
05-24-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,144
Posted By DorkDisk

Thank you for sharing your story. Bicycles are...

Thank you for sharing your story. Bicycles are nothing without humans. I hope your friend is at peace.

Having working in shops, there is nothing sadder than inheriting a bike this way....
05-21-19, 07:41 AM
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Views: 125,948
Posted By DQRider

Actually, I traded her in after I finished...

Actually, I traded her in after I finished building her into a very unique utility/cargo bike. Here's the only photo I have with her fully built:

https://i.imgur.com/DHZqIUR.png

1 x 10 Shimano...
05-19-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,948
Posted By BicycleSafari

I have a hard time passing up alternatives to...

I have a hard time passing up alternatives to baskets because it's really nice to switch things up once in a while; but when it comes down to the function I still haven't found anything that I like...
05-16-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,948
Posted By tashi

I used a wine box on the back of my Jeunet for a...

I used a wine box on the back of my Jeunet for a while and while the look was perfect everything else about it was lame. I even went so far as to line the inside floor with soft material to keep the...
05-15-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,948
Posted By due ruote

I use one of those cargo nets with my Wald...

I use one of those cargo nets with my Wald basket. I removed the back set of hooks and zip-tied the net to the basket, so I just unhook the front and sides and fold it back over the handlebars when...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,293
Posted By alan s

Finished the trip today. Aside from the...

Finished the trip today. Aside from the occasional rain on each trail, it turned out great, and the temperature was very comfortable most of the time. Must say that rail trails are great to ride...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By Machka

If you go to the link I posted further up, and...

If you go to the link I posted further up, and then go to the link in my story ...

Peace to Parliament - 4 brevets from Fort St John to Victoria in June 2017...
05-04-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,758
Posted By ryansu

I would never cry over spilled milk..... spilled...

I would never cry over spilled milk..... spilled wine? that is a whole different matter. May I suggest some straw and a cargo net :D
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By spinnaker

And I though the real challenge was going to be...

And I though the real challenge was going to be Port Renfrew and Lake Cowichan. ;) How does that compare to Sook to Port Renfrew?
05-01-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Glennr134

Your thoughts on this Bridgestone.

I pulled the Bridgstone out of the shed to take a look at it and wound up taking it apart. It was given to me by a co worker who said her brother fell on it years ago and never had it fixxed. The...
05-01-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,488
Views: 1,934,144
Posted By TenGrainBread

Just finished my '86 High Sierra build. Mostly...

Just finished my '86 High Sierra build. Mostly Deore XT M700, with Suntour roller cams and a slightly later Suntour XC Pro crankset.

...
Forum: Touring
05-01-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By winston63

One thing that I think might be worth mentioning...

One thing that I think might be worth mentioning is that there are some pretty steep hills between Sooke & Port Renfrew. I found that section more challenging than climbing the mountain on the...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By winston63

I've ridden this route in reverse order. It's...

I've ridden this route in reverse order. It's mostly a gorgeous ride, but the roads between Sooke and Port Renfrew are narrow in spots with no shoulder and plenty of blind corners. It's not much of a...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By Mountain Mitch

I’ve run into lots of bears on the Island but...

I’ve run into lots of bears on the Island but they don’t seem aggressive at all. More the further north you go but they’re all around. Not a big concern.

Cougars (aka mountain lions) on the other...
Forum: Touring
04-28-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,692
Posted By schokomonsters

Dear all, I am Sebastian, brother-in-law of...

Dear all,

I am Sebastian, brother-in-law of Johann. On behalf of Johann's family and friends, I would like to express how overwhelmed and thankful we were when we read this forum and saw the video...
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