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10-06-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,912
Posted By fvernon

Anyone here bought and have thoughts on the ProoŁ...

Anyone here bought and have thoughts on the ProoŁ touring shoes? I'm thinking about ordering a pair but would love to hear folks' thoughts on fit--especially the toebox width.
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,977
Posted By fvernon

I use waterproof panniers for most big trips...

I use waterproof panniers for most big trips (Ortlieb Bike-Packer Plus) and love 'em, but I live in the southwestern united states and really like the simplicity of breathable front rack panniers for...
09-19-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 173,367
Posted By fvernon

This was my spring project--bought it for next to...

This was my spring project--bought it for next to nothing; the derailleur hanger was bent and the owner couldn't figure out why it wasn't shifting. Came with the original 1980 catalog & spec sheet,...
09-18-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,273
Posted By fvernon

Yup, he's still working out of his garage! Looks...

Yup, he's still working out of his garage! Looks like he did a bang-up job with your Atala. Yeah, he's super-reasonable on pricing and does high-quality work; looks like he has a lot of very...
09-18-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,273
Posted By fvernon

Pics as promised: 1991 Marinoni Special, custom...

Pics as promised: 1991 Marinoni Special, custom built as a high-end display for the 1992 Anaheim Bike Show. Pics below are all as-found; the final pic is after a cleaning while I was debating whether...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By fvernon

Touring saddles for younger kids?

Sorry if this is already covered elsewhere, I did a search but didn't find what I was looking for!

My daughter needs an upgrade on her saddle and I'm looking for solid, comfortable saddles for...
09-13-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,983
Posted By fvernon

I'm a fan of balancing with front panniers, but...

I'm a fan of balancing with front panniers, but if you need space and want to use a tagalong-style, I really can't recommend the Roland add + bike highly enough. The rear rack is heavy, but the...
09-13-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,534
Posted By fvernon

I'll make sure to get a scan--and as soon as I'm...

I'll make sure to get a scan--and as soon as I'm able to post photos I'll get 'em up in here
08-28-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,534
Posted By fvernon

I have the 1980 Miyata catalog & price sheet at...

I have the 1980 Miyata catalog & price sheet at home--looks like that's one of the few left out of the archives so far?
08-28-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,472
Posted By fvernon

I've run across several vintage panniers over the...

I've run across several vintage panniers over the years and--at least where I live--few seem very usable due to prolonged UV exposure and resultant damage. It's not unlike the damage you'd see to...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,084
Posted By fvernon

I was primarily touring with rear rack/panniers...

I was primarily touring with rear rack/panniers on my Vaya with a handlebar bag until I ran across an old jim blackburn front rack in a bike junkyard pile...i'm a total convert to the front rack with...
08-23-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,273
Posted By fvernon

Great, thanks for the heads up!

Great, thanks for the heads up!
Forum: Southwest
08-23-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,990
Posted By fvernon

Similar to what ooga-booga said, road is a bit...

Similar to what ooga-booga said, road is a bit limited but what you get is beautiful. But, if you have supple tires/a gravel-ready bike, there are a LOT of forest service roads that you can get out...
08-23-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,273
Posted By fvernon

A) Hi! I'll be doing that a lot until I rack up...

A) Hi! I'll be doing that a lot until I rack up 10 posts.

B) I've been meaning to watch that doc for a while now thanks for the reminder!

C) yeah, $50. still don't know how that happened, but I...
08-23-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,273
Posted By fvernon

Hi all! long-time lurker and finally decided to...

Hi all! long-time lurker and finally decided to set up an account. Lucked into a '91 Marinoni Special the other day: columbus tsx tubing, dura ace 7402 8sp groupset in a color the good folks at...
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