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07-13-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By cabledawg

I'm on amlodipine and have only noticed an...

I'm on amlodipine and have only noticed an intolerance to the cold. I get chilly quick and nothing short of the surface of the sun can warm me up. As for riding, I haven't seen a change in my...
07-13-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,324
Posted By cabledawg

I know I take no personal offense to being called...

I know I take no personal offense to being called feminine. Takes a lot more than that to offend me ;)
07-13-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,324
Posted By cabledawg

I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to...

I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to epilate her legs all the time. After about the first two times, it only needed a touch up once a month and it wasn't the thick regular hairs coming...
07-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,324
Posted By cabledawg

Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had...

Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had the mange. My legs looked splotchy, random places on my arms, shoulders and back would get hair while others didn't. Then I recently started...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By cabledawg

It's a beast and a work in progress over the...

It's a beast and a work in progress over the years. It's a hodgepodge of different brands and parts, basically whatever I felt needed to be changed or added to make it more versatile. Because the...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 947
Posted By cabledawg

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My 98 GT MTB converted to a cargo bike with 2.15 Schwalbe Big...
07-07-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,324
Posted By cabledawg

Epilator. Still gotta get a trimmer to knock...

Epilator. Still gotta get a trimmer to knock down the overgrowth but epilators work wonders for long term hair management. Warning though, it's painful at first. Just do little sections at a time...
07-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By cabledawg

I looked at it this weekend and it's a Suntour SR...

I looked at it this weekend and it's a Suntour SR fork. The fork on my cargo bike is a Rock Shox and I got them mixed up but don't ask me how :foo:
07-05-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By cabledawg

"Cabledawg" as in USAF 2E6X2/3D1X7. As for...

"Cabledawg" as in USAF 2E6X2/3D1X7.

As for the fork, it's a basic spring shock with the preloads almost maxed out. It likely needs a rebuild (assuming there's such a thing for a low end...
07-02-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By cabledawg

Did my second ride last night. Place was busy...

Did my second ride last night. Place was busy but again, everyone was friendly. This time I did two loops on the same path I ran the other day. First run was way too fast but man getting air under...
06-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By cabledawg

I'll likely have to work on getting better...

I'll likely have to work on getting better equipment too, but for now the Avalanche should let me get around until I get more comfortable. Or I might do what I did with my old GT and start swapping...
06-30-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By cabledawg

First time back on the dirt trails in over 20 years

I quit mountain biking when my wife found out she was pregnant with our first kid. Then a storage unit fire claimed my tricked out early model GT Karakorum. Shortly after I bought a Schwinn hybrid,...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 15,946
Posted By cabledawg

Had a big(ish) win today. Current commute is...

Had a big(ish) win today. Current commute is only 4 miles one way riding my longtail e-assisted cargo bike. I usually have my day bag, lunchbox and tool bag so my bike weighs a ton. I can pedal...
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By cabledawg

I had one just like this back in the day. the...

I had one just like this back in the day. the first bike I ever bought with my own money and was my ticket to freedom in high school. Became my weekend toy even after I started driving/working. I...
06-23-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 60,457
Posted By cabledawg

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Just picked this up over the weekend. Not all original as the...
06-23-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By cabledawg

Part of my morning commute is on a MUP for about...

Part of my morning commute is on a MUP for about two miles and it's always empty that early in the morning. This weekend, however, my ride to the grocery store takes my another mile and half down...
06-18-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,568
Posted By cabledawg

My bike, before tools, water and whatever else...

My bike, before tools, water and whatever else I'm carrying, can weigh in at 110lbs. That's my longtail cargo bike with e-assist, the Wideloaders and the Sidecar. It's rideable without the motor...
06-17-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,568
Posted By cabledawg

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having...

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having e-assist means more bike commuting for me. With a back injury that causes weakness on one side and now a knee injury on the other side, there's days...
06-17-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,488
Posted By cabledawg

The MUPs around my area aren't bad. They get a...

The MUPs around my area aren't bad. They get a little congested on the weekends and especially if the weather is nice, but it's tolerable. Since I typically ride to commute, I'm not offended to...
06-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By cabledawg

That's a pretty slick setup you've got with those...

That's a pretty slick setup you've got with those bikes. My daughter (now 13) still rides her 24" single speed cruiser, but we also don't have many hills and she just rides to have some slow speed...
03-25-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,305
Posted By cabledawg

Still ride to work and still ride for groceries. ...

Still ride to work and still ride for groceries. Well when the weather is decent. I've learned to deal with the cold, but I still don't like the rain and I wont ride in the snow. And when I'm not...
03-09-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By cabledawg

Couple of years ago the Mrs and I had to make a...

Couple of years ago the Mrs and I had to make a cross country trip. The morning we left, we found a cardinal head in our bedroom doorway. Nothing else, just the head. Pretty sure it was a message...
02-26-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,149
Posted By cabledawg

I use mine mostly for hills and to get started...

I use mine mostly for hills and to get started from a stop. I'll also use it for headwinds and really long flat areas for when my knees need a break. I dont use PAS, throttle only and only just...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,402
Posted By cabledawg

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Currently using a late 90's GT Karakorum 24 spd MTB equipped with...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By cabledawg

I have my cargo equipped with a motor now so bike...

I have my cargo equipped with a motor now so bike commuting is much easier. Started this past fall and while I'm still a "fair weather" commuter, I've put in way more miles than I would have in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 73,858
Posted By cabledawg

First ride of 2019 (well kinda). Cool, dry, 48...

First ride of 2019 (well kinda). Cool, dry, 48 deg when I left the house. Did 11.8 miles in about 58 minutes but that's including a stop at the gas station for Gatorade and a banana. Only used the...
04-29-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,317
Posted By cabledawg

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a...

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a commuter bike? Took an early 2000's GT Karakorum MTB, replaced the knobbies with some Schwalbe balloon tires, added a Free Rad longtail frame and hopefully...
02-22-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,027
Posted By cabledawg

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02-19-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,027
Posted By cabledawg

I actually did this with my Xtra. Unfortunately I...

I actually did this with my Xtra. Unfortunately I dont have pics of the setup (daughter has long since outgrown the TAB). What I did was fab a new mount that attached to the Flight Deck (I dont...
01-22-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,925
Posted By cabledawg

So it's doing this while the handlebars stay...

So it's doing this while the handlebars stay straight ahead? If so, then I'd check the clamps at the base of the handlebars to ensure they are tight. Since I dont own one or have one available for...
10-21-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 60,457
Posted By cabledawg

I'd have to go measure it to compare to the Trek...

I'd have to go measure it to compare to the Trek Transport. It's roughly 13 inches longer than the bike's normal wheelbase using the FreeRadical. Originally this FreeRad was on my older Schwinn...
10-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 60,457
Posted By cabledawg

Here's my (I'm guessing 1999 based on rgreener's...

Here's my (I'm guessing 1999 based on rgreener's post) Karakoram converted to a longtail cargo bike.
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10-12-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,294
Posted By cabledawg

If I was a little closer, I'd help you set up...

If I was a little closer, I'd help you set up your Tow-Gator. I used one for a while and had no issues with it. I even built a DIY bracket so I could use it with my longtail cargo bike. I will...
10-12-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,647
Posted By cabledawg

My wife used a regular bike child seat when our...

My wife used a regular bike child seat when our youngest son was <2 and the older two (3/4) were in a bike trailer. All she had was a typical women's hybrid bike and a single kickstand. I think...
10-12-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,258
Posted By cabledawg

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I was...

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I was curious if anyone has ever found a K2 (1990 based on the info listed above) that had the Purple Haze paint job? I had one (my first bike purchase ever at...
07-06-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,100
Posted By cabledawg

I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it...

I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it super tight and it'll float up/down with the terrain. Most of my bikes have a lip on the fork and that helps but my daughter's bike (70's stingray style)...
07-04-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,100
Posted By cabledawg

This is my setup. I've not towed anything for...

This is my setup. I've not towed anything for any long distances, but it works great when the kiddo tuckers out before we're done riding. It's not load bearing so you cant have a bike with a rider...
07-04-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By cabledawg

As a regular driver of large vehicles, I can say...

As a regular driver of large vehicles, I can say that when it comes to vehicle vs cyclist, SUV's can be more dangerous. Sitting up higher gives the driver a better, less obstructed view of the road...
12-26-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,838
Posted By cabledawg

Check craigslist or FB's Marketplace. That's how...

Check craigslist or FB's Marketplace. That's how I found my second Xtra for the wife's bike. Half the cost of a new base unit and I got bags and the top plate too.

I have the opposite experience...
07-16-17, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,553
Posted By cabledawg

Xtracycle Cargo Node Folding Cargo Bike...

Xtracycle Cargo Node Folding Cargo Bike (http://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-node/)

It's spendy, but it fits the requirements you stated. Somewhere in the homemade section, someone built a similar...
07-16-17, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,916
Posted By cabledawg

The only beef I have with the InStep double seat...

The only beef I have with the InStep double seat trailers is that the seat is one wide seat with two harnesses. Our older Schwinn trailer had two separate "buckets" in the seat. The difference is...
05-30-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,431
Posted By cabledawg

I have to second kbarj. Determine your kid's...

I have to second kbarj. Determine your kid's level of riding first and go from there. Not riding that much? Box store bike will fine as long as you verify it was assembled properly. My experience...
01-15-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,970
Posted By cabledawg

FreeRadical cargo bike. Post office, hardware...

FreeRadical cargo bike. Post office, hardware store, groceries, or just family rides. It's long and heavy but comfortable to ride with tons of stuff on the back. I also have a flatbed trailer if I...
11-24-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,022
Posted By cabledawg

A couple years ago, after my wife went through...

A couple years ago, after my wife went through her CCW class, I bought her her first carry gun. I got a compact frame in 9mm thinking that her smaller hands would fit it better and the small size...
11-21-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 439,310
Posted By cabledawg

GT Karakoram with FR longtail kit. Tires were...

GT Karakoram with FR longtail kit. Tires were swapped to Schwalbe Marathons for better load handling and smoother ride. I have a homemade adapter for a trail-a-bike that attaches to the flight deck...
11-18-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 439,310
Posted By cabledawg

Me likey! I have a Karakoram for the front half...

Me likey! I have a Karakoram for the front half of mine. I'll grab a pic tomorrow and post it up. :thumb:
Forum: Recumbent
11-12-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,497
Posted By cabledawg

Okay, the one in the picture in my first post is...

Okay, the one in the picture in my first post is now a tad cleaner and I broke down the rear hub and cassette for a good cleaning and re-lube. Replaced the 40psi rear with a 65 psi one I had laying...
Forum: Recumbent
11-11-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,497
Posted By cabledawg

Tell me about it. Most of my bikes have been...

Tell me about it. Most of my bikes have been tinkered with at some point. There's one that still has all the factory components but that's because my son doesnt want me to Tim Taylor (Home...
Forum: Recumbent
11-10-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,497
Posted By cabledawg

My ideal bent would be a Terratrike Rambler x24. ...

My ideal bent would be a Terratrike Rambler x24. Easy enough for me to get in and out but still have a wide range of gearing and a light frame to cruise those longer distances. But at $2200, it's...
Forum: Recumbent
11-09-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,497
Posted By cabledawg

That would be neat-o, plus the Mrs would dig the...

That would be neat-o, plus the Mrs would dig the blue ones. :thumb:
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