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12-11-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 144
Posted By honcho

I'll echo other respondents that 4 or more bikes...

I'll echo other respondents that 4 or more bikes on a typical sedan trailer hitch is too many. You'll be dragging the rack going up and down ramps. As for a trunk rack, I don't think anyone makes...
12-03-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,462
Posted By honcho

I try to follow the rules and expect others...

I try to follow the rules and expect others (cyclists and cagers) to do the same. Unfortunately, it seems few know the rules and even fewer follow them. My cycling partner and I disagree about...
11-15-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,843
Posted By honcho

On our tandem, we have used a noodle locally on...

On our tandem, we have used a noodle locally on road and on tour in Alaska and Oregon. I agree it looks ridiculous. It does seem to have a positive effect in getting vehicles to give us a bit more...
11-12-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By honcho

How much stuff are you carrying? 2 panniers...

How much stuff are you carrying? 2 panniers worth, 4? Lots of lightweight nylon duffel bags available that will fold up compactly. Eagle Creeek makes a variety of bags that may meet your...
10-29-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,419
Posted By honcho

There are a couple of different spd power meters...

There are a couple of different spd power meters supposedly in the works and, yes, the IQ2 is one of them.
10-27-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,419
Posted By honcho

I'm still waiting for power meter pedals usable...

I'm still waiting for power meter pedals usable with mountain style spd cleats so I can put two sets on our tandem to figure out our individual contributions. Supposedly, such pedals are coming...
10-27-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By honcho

As far as "feeling" a difference between various...

As far as "feeling" a difference between various brand and models of hubs properly adjusted where all other aspects of the bike were the same, my guess is this would be pretty hard even between...
10-24-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,291
Posted By honcho

modified e-bike on roadway going 30mph is, in my...

modified e-bike on roadway going 30mph is, in my view, not that big a deal. It may violate the local e-bike rules but since there's little enforcement, the risk of penalty is very low. However,...
10-20-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,635
Posted By honcho

You didn't get that it's not about making...

You didn't get that it's not about making something work by mixing and matching. It's about a complete high end Campy group for touring / trekking made by Italian (Romanian) elves at their bling...
10-19-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,635
Posted By honcho

Don't mix function, need and money together. Many...

Don't mix function, need and money together. Many people buy Campagnolo because it's Campagnolo. They don't need Super Record, rather, they want Super Record and have the money to spend. My...
10-19-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,635
Posted By honcho

Not that I have the money to spend, but I'd like...

Not that I have the money to spend, but I'd like to see Campagnolo produce a high end touring group. They might not sell a ton but if it was done in a high end fashion and priced accordingly, ...
10-19-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By honcho

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I have a lot of experience with Cycleops Fluid and Fluid2 using many different...
10-15-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By honcho

Regrease every time, really? What do you do,...

Regrease every time, really? What do you do, ride through salt water? On both Thule Chariot trailers and Burley Trailers we have owned, the axle only hold the wheel on the trailer, the sealed...
10-15-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By honcho

EPS used in bicycle helmets remains effective for...

EPS used in bicycle helmets remains effective for a very long time. Of course, plastics age, styles change and--hopefully--more current designs and construction make safer helmets. However, if I...
10-14-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By honcho

An acquaintance buys damaged CF bikes for cheap,...

An acquaintance buys damaged CF bikes for cheap, repairs them and resells. While his work looks good, I question the strength and durability of the repairs, not to mention his ethics in selling the...
10-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By honcho

We never locked our trailer but we also were...

We never locked our trailer but we also were never away from it very long. You say your trailer has push button quick-release wheels. I'd consider just removing one or both wheels and locking with...
10-06-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,452
Posted By honcho

I have a pair of older Burley rain pants, made...

I have a pair of older Burley rain pants, made when Burley was a Cooperative. They've served me well but the urethane waterproof coating is deteriorating. I also have some rain pants from Cabelas,...
10-05-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By honcho

SKS Rennkompressor, made in Germany, available...

SKS Rennkompressor, made in Germany, available for under $60 from many places.

product information at https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/rennkompressor/

Was formerly available as the Zefal...
10-02-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By honcho

Some non-cycling specific clothing works fine...

Some non-cycling specific clothing works fine when cycling but I find that many times the non-cycling specific items work less well when riding in a more extended position, sleeves and torso length...
09-26-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By honcho

A seller who can't even give basic information...

A seller who can't even give basic information like the brand of bike in an advertisement generally isn't worth wasting your time on unless you're trying to find something unusual or hoping to...
09-26-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By honcho

1up or Saris, personally I like Saris, made in...

1up or Saris, personally I like Saris, made in USA , Kuat Chinese: Yakima Mexico; not sure about Thule's current manufacturing, some used to be USA .
09-26-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By honcho

Sellers can be rude and inconsiderate but so are...

Sellers can be rude and inconsiderate but so are many buyers. Too many buyers don't know what the heck they're looking for or expect sellers to give things away. I get it that time and distance...
09-26-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By honcho

I regularly buy and sell on CL, recent true story...

I regularly buy and sell on CL, recent true story

Email as sent from interested buyer:

Fri, Sep 20, 11:12 AM (6 days ago)"Can you tell me what size the frame is?

For the frame size, what...
09-22-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By honcho

First repair stand was a Minoura, two legs...

First repair stand was a Minoura, two legs similar in design to the one in the link posted by the OP. OK but I later upgraded to an Ultimate Support (now Feedback sports) 3 leg stand which much...
09-22-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,898
Posted By honcho

We currently have a 50mm Specialized something or...

We currently have a 50mm Specialized something or other on the rear and a 47mm Schwalbe Marathon Plus on the front. I have a set of 42mm Marathon Supremes ready to be installed but I really dislike...
09-22-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By honcho

If you want to give your stoker space, try a...

If you want to give your stoker space, try a Hase Pino or Bilenky Viewpoint. Captain is in back, upright and Stoker is up front, recumbent. We're not as fast on our Pino as our conventional...
09-12-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By honcho

I don't park my bike at a metro stop but I do...

I don't park my bike at a metro stop but I do pick and drop off a family member regularly at stops on the Orange Line -- primarily Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church -- and from my...
09-01-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By honcho

You're in upstate NY? Ride it home. Heck, ...

You're in upstate NY? Ride it home. Heck, just ride it across the border. Pleasant ride from Montreal to Burlington.
08-30-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,132
Posted By honcho

Hills........gotta love nature's handiwork!...

Hills........gotta love nature's handiwork! Practice, practice and more practice will certainly improve your climbing ability but here are some things I do that help me a bit. I say a bit because in...
08-22-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,176
Posted By honcho

In the United States, we're a consumer based...

In the United States, we're a consumer based economy with approximately 70% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) dependent on consumer transactions. Of course, bicycles are a tiny portion of all...
08-19-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,118
Posted By honcho

Most fast food places with drive through service...

Most fast food places with drive through service do a majority of their business thru the drive thru window. Plus, there's a growing trend of fast food places not having any dining rooms, focusing...
07-07-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,372
Posted By honcho

While not in the list of bicycle brand names in...

While not in the list of bicycle brand names in the original post, I'd guess Cannondale ,Trek, Specialized and Giant would be the most tempting targets as they are the biggest bicycle brands in the...
07-07-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By honcho

It has been awhile since I've used a rack mounted...

It has been awhile since I've used a rack mounted child seat (not a Yepp) and looking at pictures of the Yepp Maxi I'm curious how you plan to fit rear panniers. Additional weight on front or rear...
06-18-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By honcho

Perhaps some ideas in Spike Bike fiction ...

Perhaps some ideas in Spike Bike fiction

https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~mjh/spike.html
06-17-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,368
Posted By honcho

maybe on your planet :-)

maybe on your planet :-)
06-17-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,368
Posted By honcho

Bicycle lighting is very haphazard in the USA. ...

Bicycle lighting is very haphazard in the USA. Flashing lights do increase visibility, but on moving objects a flashing light (front or rear) diminishes most people's ability to judge distance. ...
06-17-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,368
Posted By honcho

If you blind me I may lose control and hit you...

If you blind me I may lose control and hit you and it will be your fault, not mine, though we will both likely suffer.
06-03-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By honcho

Have been using Thule racks since 1987 but in...

Have been using Thule racks since 1987 but in more recent years I have also used Yakima and vehicle manufacturer racks (sometimes made by Thule or Yakima for the vehicle company). Both Thule and...
05-30-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,205
Posted By honcho

She was tried and convicted. She was stripped of...

She was tried and convicted. She was stripped of her post as a bishop. She is an alcoholic and a convicted killer. She served time unlike many killers of cyclists. More prison time isn't going to...
Replies: 2
Views: 5,612
Posted By honcho

Recumbents come in many flavors and there is a...

Recumbents come in many flavors and there is a learning curve that is a bit different for each style. You don't mention what region of the world you're located in, but I would suggest looking up...
05-28-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,716
Posted By honcho

Re: Bicycle Blue Book Exactly, ...

Re: Bicycle Blue Book




Exactly, the valuation guides of the car world (NADA, Kelly Blue Book, Black Book, etc...) are based large data sets of recorded transaction values for...
05-28-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By honcho

To each their own. Some where helmets, some...

To each their own. Some where helmets, some don't. Some tandem teams wear matching jerseys and look ridiculous, others have things like noodles and look ridiculous too. Some cyclists claim they...
05-27-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,716
Posted By honcho

I haven't seen mention of the "Bicycle Blue Book"...

I haven't seen mention of the "Bicycle Blue Book" (BBB) in this thread. While most of the listing in the BBB are for more modern bikes, it does reach pretty far back and with few exceptions, it...
05-27-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By honcho

We've been using a noodle on our tandem for...

We've been using a noodle on our tandem for several years now. Attached is a pic in the "stowed" configuration. It does seem to buy a bit of distance from many passing vehicles but I do think it...
05-25-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,250
Posted By honcho

Lots of interesting bikes from all over. I'd...

Lots of interesting bikes from all over. I'd like to buy more current USA stuff (not just bikes), bu the economics are very tough in many product categories. I was saddened when Cannondale...
05-22-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By honcho

Lots of interesting places to cycle but, like...

Lots of interesting places to cycle but, like most of the USA, comprehensive cycling infrastructure doesn't exist. Plenty of country roads and beautiful terrain. If you don't like hills, Memphis...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,701
Posted By honcho

You should be able to read the numbers on the...

You should be able to read the numbers on the tire. 26" would be a 559-xx (where xx is the width of the tire in millimeters) I looked up the specifications for the Pfiff Capo (that is the model...
05-17-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By honcho

We can only guess at the reasons the owners are...

We can only guess at the reasons the owners are closing the shop upon their retirement instead of trying to sell the shop. Perhaps they own the real estate and selling it or renting it at a market...
05-15-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By honcho

While I don't need any of the items listed, thank...

While I don't need any of the items listed, thank you for the taking the time to share.
05-13-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,659
Posted By honcho

25 years ago when we lived in interior Alaska, ...

25 years ago when we lived in interior Alaska, in the summertime we would occasionally see dog teams being exercised / trained while attached to a quad (four wheeled) ATV. A mountain or fat bike...
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