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02-15-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 660
Posted By randallr

I run the Connex 8SX and am a big fan. Really...

I run the Connex 8SX and am a big fan. Really lowers maintenance for me, very durable and I really like the way the connex link works when it's time to take the chain apart to remove it. I've had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,719
Posted By randallr

In my Gunnar buy, the dealer (Vecchios) added a...

In my Gunnar buy, the dealer (Vecchios) added a lot of value. They are quite skilled on fitting and knew exactly what would work best for me. As a result, it's the most comfortable bike I've ever...
Forum: Foo
02-14-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By randallr

Mine got "Springtime in Paris" black tea from...

Mine got "Springtime in Paris" black tea from Kucha Tea in Boulder. She is a nut about that city.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By randallr

And now one of the main dealers for Connex...

And now one of the main dealers for Connex (Cantitoe Road) has all their chains at 20% off (starting about 10Feb2020). I just placed an order for 7 ea 8sx chains, which I expect will give me a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-08-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By randallr

Tommasini frame building video

From tubing to final finishing - pretty interesting and fast moving. You see them build a lugged frame, and a welded one.

URL isn't taking, maybe because it's inside facebook. If you search...
02-08-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,535
Posted By randallr

+1 Bike commuting is time efficient: use time...

+1 Bike commuting is time efficient: use time you'd be spending in the gas burner and at the gym on your bike. I know the gas burner might be a bit shorter commute time across a week, but still...
01-27-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By randallr

Oh, nice, you have a wear groove to let you know...

Oh, nice, you have a wear groove to let you know if you've worn out too much of the rim.
I scrub my brake pads with a toothbrush to get any grit out of them when I wash the bike.
01-27-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 901
Posted By randallr

Wool is excellent; a fiber God designed to keep...

Wool is excellent; a fiber God designed to keep critters comfy. I wear it to work, my wife and I wear it on tour. We wash it in the machine on delicate with Woolite, hang dry. We have a hamper...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By randallr

In several decades of commuting this has never...

In several decades of commuting this has never crossed my mind. Ever.
01-27-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By randallr

Little Dry Creek Trail is open again (NW Denver Metro)

Today I rode the Little Dry Creek trail from where it connects with Clear Creek trail just W of Pecos to Bradburn Street in Westminster. The detour we've been living with for something like 9 months...
01-18-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,651
Posted By randallr

2 granddaughters, 2 and 4 years old. Live in SE...

2 granddaughters, 2 and 4 years old. Live in SE Asia, saw them last October. Delightful.
01-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By randallr

+1

+1
01-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,340
Posted By randallr

That photo of him with the peloton is beautiful. ...

That photo of him with the peloton is beautiful. Thanks for telling parts of his story. God be with you in your grief.
Forum: Commuting
12-28-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By randallr

I went through the same decision you're going...

I went through the same decision you're going through about 2 years ago. I started with Top Contact Winter 700c tires, slipped and fell about four times commuting on ice patches, switched to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By randallr

The connex link that holds it together can get...

The connex link that holds it together can get light surface rust that cleans off easily, as you describe.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By randallr

Wipperman Connex 11SX is going to be your longest...

Wipperman Connex 11SX is going to be your longest lasting choice due to minimal corrosion (it's stainless steel). I run their 8SX and change out chains a lot less often than I used to with SRAM...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By randallr

We picked up a phone and SIM card in Tutlingen,...

We picked up a phone and SIM card in Tutlingen, Germany at the W end of the Donauradweg for about 40 Euro in 2018. The phone was not a smartphone; we used it to call ahead for reservations. The...
12-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By randallr

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been...

I use Showers Pass Transit pant and have been real happy in rain up to two hours. I'm not in Portland, maybe there I'd buy one of their more expensive pairs. For a five mile ride they would be way...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,596
Posted By randallr

+1 - me too.

+1 - me too.
11-28-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By randallr

Can you helicoil it? ...

Can you helicoil it?
https://youtu.be/9rtiFBC0wms
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By randallr

Thanks for posting this, really excellent video...

Thanks for posting this, really excellent video which goes into bigger issues than just the ride itself. Loved the interview with the elder lady from Ovando, MT
11-23-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 536
Posted By randallr

It's a package deal. You need the shifters as...

It's a package deal. You need the shifters as well as the derailleur. Lots of reasons.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By randallr

Showers Pass Transit Pants

Showers Pass Transit Pants
11-21-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,271
Posted By randallr

+1. Check out our military budget vs. those of...

+1. Check out our military budget vs. those of France, China, Japan. Oh, and if you put that together with the video about what happened to trains after WW2 . . . .
11-15-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By randallr

There's an outfit called Park and Diamond that...

There's an outfit called Park and Diamond that has a very nice looking new design for helmets. The videos about its shock absorption compared to standard foam look convincing.
11-09-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,449
Posted By randallr

Kind of surprised no one has mentioned Pinion...

Kind of surprised no one has mentioned Pinion gearbox in this thread, designed and built in Stuttgart, been on the market for numerous years.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,989
Posted By randallr

Universal Cycles has 'em for $40 each

Universal Cycles has 'em for $40 each
10-04-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,733
Posted By randallr

Nice! I, too, have a Gunnar from Vecchio's and...

Nice! I, too, have a Gunnar from Vecchio's and it fits me like a glove. Perfect bike.
09-06-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By randallr

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow...

I ride this trail a fair bit in winter. They plow it every day (though it's fun to get on it at 6am before they've plowed when it's snowing lightly - pretty). I use studded tires front and back....
09-04-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By randallr

I ran a Tubus Tara front rack for a while and it...

I ran a Tubus Tara front rack for a while and it actually made the bus rack (like the one you show) more secure. The Tara model has a hoop that goes up round the the front wheel and I'd pull that...
08-31-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By randallr

+1 on the Wipperman SX series. I've been running...

+1 on the Wipperman SX series. I've been running 8SX chains for some time now, based on this engineering test:

Connex wear test protocol
Connex wear test results with sand, water and motion...
08-27-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,361
Posted By randallr

Some docs will do a colonoscopy w/o anesthesia if...

Some docs will do a colonoscopy w/o anesthesia if you so choose. Mine did. Apparently lots of folks in Europe go that route. In that case, one could ride really soon afterward.
08-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By randallr

Search on "Park Tool Torque Specifications and...

Search on "Park Tool Torque Specifications and Concepts"
08-24-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By randallr

One question - is your hunger protein hunger? ...

One question - is your hunger protein hunger? Are you getting enough of that?
08-23-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,841
Posted By randallr

Maybe someone has already answered with this...

Maybe someone has already answered with this accounting reason - here goes:
I ride quite a distance every year on my bike commuting. Multiplying these miles times the cost of driving the same...
08-22-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By randallr

I'll throw in a second on Paul's. I have the Neo...

I'll throw in a second on Paul's. I have the Neo Retros on the front and Touring Cantilevers on the back on my bike and wow, are they nice. Great stopping force, also long lasting and low...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By randallr

I've got about 15,000 miles on the Phil BB on my...

I've got about 15,000 miles on the Phil BB on my main bike and yep, it's great. Smooth as silk.
08-14-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,967
Posted By randallr

And I assume you've tried Kool Stop Salmon...

And I assume you've tried Kool Stop Salmon compound pads
Oh, one other thought - what about just front disk, then all you have to swap out is a fork? 70% of stopping power is up front
08-13-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,967
Posted By randallr

I have a crosshairs with Paul NeoRetro brakes on...

I have a crosshairs with Paul NeoRetro brakes on the front, touring cantilever on the back. Quite aggressive stopping power, for me. Downhill on a 20% grade at 40mph, hit the brakes, slow down...
08-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By randallr

Question: Do you have spacers in your dropouts...

Question: Do you have spacers in your dropouts and forks to prevent any crushing from side loading?
08-09-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By randallr

Yep, I like Dumond Tech, too. I mix the Lite and...

Yep, I like Dumond Tech, too. I mix the Lite and Regular, 2/3 light to 1/3 regular.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,970
Posted By randallr

I pack newspapers into my bike shoes before...

I pack newspapers into my bike shoes before dinner, pull them out after dinner. That greatly speeds up the process of drying the shoes out.
06-28-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,627
Posted By randallr

Interesting. Today was my first ride to Union...

Interesting. Today was my first ride to Union Station in Denver on surface streets rather than on the Cherry Creek path, because it's a really busy time of year there and I'm looking to deal with...
Forum: Foo
05-13-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,877
Posted By randallr

Check out the domestic content in a Tesla before...

Check out the domestic content in a Tesla before you carve the tombstone for USA auto mfg.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,935
Posted By randallr

+1 on the Showers Pass. I have been using one of...

+1 on the Showers Pass. I have been using one of their Elite line of jackets for a couple of years (live in this thing, actually, with long commute) and contrary to other posts, my experience is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,350
Posted By randallr

Thanks for this thread. I'm starting to use...

Thanks for this thread. I'm starting to use latex and the observations by experienced users were quite helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,952
Posted By randallr

+1 on Waterford/Gunnar

+1 on Waterford/Gunnar
04-28-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,515
Posted By randallr

We'll see. I'll have a butyl one in my kit in...

We'll see. I'll have a butyl one in my kit in case.
04-28-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,515
Posted By randallr

Saw recently where those folks who test rolling...

Saw recently where those folks who test rolling resistance were showing a tire w/latex tubes with lower rolling resistance than same tire tubeless. Bought me three latex tubes!
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,681
Posted By randallr

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then...

+1 on the post on discussing routing info. Then talk about what things are like on the freeway: folks 10 ft off your bumper at 65mph
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