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Forum: Commuting
07-05-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By randallr

SKS raceblade - we've used on my wife's Domane

SKS raceblade - we've used on my wife's Domane
06-28-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By randallr

Crystal Polypropylene Water Bottle from Soma...

Crystal Polypropylene Water Bottle from Soma Fabricationsno BPA, easy squeeze, valve works nicely.
Forum: Introductions
06-24-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By randallr

Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Touring
06-21-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By randallr

You are very correct, we were there in fall, not...

You are very correct, we were there in fall, not peak time, you will be there July, you might not be able to reserve one day in advance, might need more days in advance. I know we had a harder time...
Forum: Touring
06-21-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 836
Posted By randallr

My wife and I rode Donaueschingen-Wien in...

My wife and I rode Donaueschingen-Wien in Fall2018; trip of a lifetime, for sure. We stayed in zimmers and hotels, we totally relied on the Bikeline books for the phone numbers and locations. We...
06-18-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By randallr

My TRP brake levers (not brifters) are short...

My TRP brake levers (not brifters) are short pull, they are for drop bars, I would guess your SRAM levers are also short pull being as they are similar, drop bar (brifters?). Not finding a clear...
06-17-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By randallr

One question -are those levers you speak of long...

One question -are those levers you speak of long pull or short pull? Both Touring Cantis and Minimotos are supposed to use short pull levers.
Second thought: an issue that could cause mushiness is...
Forum: Introductions
06-08-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By randallr

Welcome! My family lived in Missoula for a few...

Welcome! My family lived in Missoula for a few years when I was small. Headquarters of Adventure Cycling Assn
06-08-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By randallr

Couple of personal experience anecdotes on this: ...

Couple of personal experience anecdotes on this:
1) A college student friend of ours was stepping off a bus in Boulder, a bike hit her, put her in the hospital with a long time healing after...
06-05-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By randallr

Thank you so much for that. Beautiful photos,...

Thank you so much for that. Beautiful photos, great opportunities opening up. Joy.
05-28-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 47,857
Posted By randallr

My wife and I rode Lookout Mtn today from home....

My wife and I rode Lookout Mtn today from home. Perfect weather, the traffic was mostly bikes, everything was wonderful.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,529
Posted By randallr

It was a standard paint option when I bought it.

It was a standard paint option when I bought it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,529
Posted By randallr

Two are brake cables, the other two are the...

Two are brake cables, the other two are the shifter cables for the Rohloff internally geared hub. They connect to an internal mechanism that rotates through 14 gears. They are simple pull cables w/o...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,529
Posted By randallr

These are still welded in Wisconsin, and with a...

These are still welded in Wisconsin, and with a fine pedigree going back to the Paramounts of yore:

...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By randallr

From Jun2017 to mid-March of this year, I did the...

From Jun2017 to mid-March of this year, I did the weekly distance you're talking about on the bike shown. Now I'm working from home. The Rohloff has been excellent, very low maintenance, I use Connex...
05-17-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By randallr

On my bike I've had this happen in the past and...

On my bike I've had this happen in the past and it's been a need for lubrication of

spoke heads in the hub and
spoke nipple/rim interface (mainly)
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By randallr

Bike commuting has done my body and soul a lot of...

Bike commuting has done my body and soul a lot of good. Some tips
1) Eye contact is key. I've ridden in Yangon before with good results but you really want to see the eyes of drivers to get a...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By randallr

Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP (Leather Preservative). ...

Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP (Leather Preservative). Doesn't have liquid oil so won't soften excessively over the years, but helps a LOT at the beginning.
05-07-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,621
Posted By randallr

+1 Connex 8SX is my chain. Head and shoulders...

+1 Connex 8SX is my chain. Head and shoulders above the rest, check "connexchain.com" and the "ultimate chain wear test" for why. Turns out a huge component of chain wear is corrosion. Also, the...
05-06-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By randallr

Thank you for that, Carbonfiberboy. That is a...

Thank you for that, Carbonfiberboy. That is a significant song, and true for me in many ways.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By randallr

Original Poster; I wonder what viscosity grease...

Original Poster; I wonder what viscosity grease you're pumping, and how fast it's pumping? I use Phil Wood green grease at room temp in a Pedro's grease gun (which pumps a pretty small volume at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,923
Posted By randallr

Is it broken? My zero cleats don't last 1/5th as...

Is it broken? My zero cleats don't last 1/5th as long as my old school X1 cleats. The tip breaks off. My zero cleats are lasting a bit longer now that I lube them every time I ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By randallr

Sunshine Canyon above Boulder on Saturday. Just...

Sunshine Canyon above Boulder on Saturday. Just beautiful, up where the pavement ends Indian Peaks shining in the sunlight, lots of riders enjoying spring. Delightful. Passing a car on the descent,...
Forum: Foo
04-07-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By randallr

Thanks for that post about the Sawtooths and what...

Thanks for that post about the Sawtooths and what it was like to be there when the earth moved. Reminds one of what the word "awesome" means.
04-03-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 695
Posted By randallr

Wow, good point. I had not thought about that in...

Wow, good point. I had not thought about that in plans I was starting to form for this spring.
03-31-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By randallr

Is that corrosion, or some gunky coating from the...

Is that corrosion, or some gunky coating from the gasoline?
03-30-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,330
Posted By randallr

For me, made in USA was very compelling. Also,...

For me, made in USA was very compelling. Also, the air hardening steel Waterford uses . . . My Gunnar is a total delight to ride. Slightly oversize down tube, plenty stiff but plenty comfy
03-30-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By randallr

Vecchios in Boulder is open. They are the most...

Vecchios in Boulder is open. They are the most knowledgable shop I've ever done business with.
03-30-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By randallr

Those people did a fit for me back in 2015, was...

Those people did a fit for me back in 2015, was quite helpful.
03-29-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,714
Posted By randallr

Rode Flagstaff Mtn from home Saturday, bought a...

Rode Flagstaff Mtn from home Saturday, bought a coupla GP 4 season tires at my favorite bike shop on the way. Didn't really need them yet, but wanted to do a little economic stimulus. Really...
Forum: Introductions
03-29-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By randallr

We lived in Chehalis for 5 years in the early...

We lived in Chehalis for 5 years in the early 90's. Some peaceful roads in SW Wash.
03-28-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,285
Posted By randallr

Yup, that's been my experience. Paths busy,...

Yup, that's been my experience. Paths busy, roads as quiet as I have ever seen them, so I am taking back to the roads a bit more than in the past.
03-22-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,220
Posted By randallr

Took mine off today. Working from home all the...

Took mine off today. Working from home all the time, so can limit my riding to good weather, now
03-15-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By randallr

A friend at work told me Lynskey Ti bikes is...

A friend at work told me Lynskey Ti bikes is having a 25% off everything sale. Their frame/forkset start a bit higher than your target price. lynskeyperformance.com
03-06-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,098
Posted By randallr

Recently bought a Park cable and housing cutter. ...

Recently bought a Park cable and housing cutter. Should have bought it about 20 years ago.
03-06-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,799
Posted By randallr

I have a Chris King headset on my commuting bike,...

I have a Chris King headset on my commuting bike, about 15,000 miles on it, very easy to adjust out any play, no issues at all.
02-29-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,222
Posted By randallr

No, haven't yet seen it

No, haven't yet seen it
02-15-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,837
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: 4,709
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: 12
Views: 480
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: 49
Views: 3,229
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: 7
Views: 1,052
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: 1,997
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: 691
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: 1,137
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: 944
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: 185
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: 2,540
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: 874
Posted By randallr

+1

+1
01-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,981
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.
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