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Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,283
Posted By ironwood

It should be okay. I often use a front bag and a...

It should be okay. I often use a front bag and a saddlebag for carrying stuff. Some bikes are sensitive to a front load, and some handle better with a front bag: it depends on the bike's geometry. ...
10-09-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By ironwood

I recently found that one tire wouldn't hold air...

I recently found that one tire wouldn't hold air very long. So I put in more sealant, and it still leaked. I put the wheel in water to see if I could find a leak, and found some tiny pinhole leaks in...
10-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By ironwood

Some Raliegh Grand Prix's with that type of...

Some Raliegh Grand Prix's with that type of wraparound seat stays were built in the Netherlands by Gazelle.
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By ironwood

Clamps for lowriders work fine. I toured across...

Clamps for lowriders work fine. I toured across the US and in Europe with clamps for low riders. There are a number of reasons why a frame would shimmy, headset, frame mis-alignment, unequal...
09-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By ironwood

I wouldn't say the bottom bracket is 'sky high':...

I wouldn't say the bottom bracket is 'sky high': the drop is 70mm on my bike. That's okay for a with 650bx42mm tires.


An interesting thing about the article is that the reviewer refers to the 34...
09-27-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By ironwood

Once upon a time, Bicycling Magazine had some...

Once upon a time, Bicycling Magazine had some good reviewers.

I remember that article, and I did buy, and still have, a Record Tour. It was my first quality bike with cro-mo double-butted steel...
09-14-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By ironwood

Thanks for the link. It seems that the SON hubs...

Thanks for the link. It seems that the SON hubs are still the best. I've been using the Kasai hub and have been satisfied with it, but I'm wondering if the SON hubs are the much better to justify...
09-14-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,262
Posted By ironwood

A lot of riders just don't know about them. But...

A lot of riders just don't know about them. But then again I see too many cyclists who don't seem to know about lights. It's that time of year.
09-09-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By ironwood

Hub Dynamo Comparison Tests?

A few years ago Bicycle quarterly tested a number of hub dynamos and compared power output and rolling resistance. Since then there have been new hub dynoamos on the market. Does anyone know of any...
09-09-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,885
Posted By ironwood

Maybe the OP can tell us what repairs he does on...

Maybe the OP can tell us what repairs he does on his bike, that is if he actually rides a bike.
Replies: 37
Views: 2,250
Posted By ironwood

Some riders finished the Paris Brest Paris event...

Some riders finished the Paris Brest Paris event on 650B tires with respectable times. I don't know what size tires Fiona Kolbingen had on her bike in the Transcontinental.
08-29-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,576
Posted By ironwood

During the late 1970's and eighties, I toured on...

During the late 1970's and eighties, I toured on a freewheel equipped bike, and I broke one spoke in thousands of miles of loaded touring. I had a freewheel remover and a crescent wrench with me, but...
08-29-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By ironwood

Have you calculated the trail? Also what tires...

Have you calculated the trail? Also what tires are you using?
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By ironwood

Cycle tourists in Europe might ride all sorts of...

Cycle tourists in Europe might ride all sorts of bikes. On flat ground you'll see a number of upright bikes. Someone might be touring with his city bike. But not so much in the mountains. Among...
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,263
Posted By ironwood

Doesn"t everyone go to Jiffylube when their chain...

Doesn"t everyone go to Jiffylube when their chain needs a lube?
08-17-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,105
Posted By ironwood

Maybe if you told us your location, another...

Maybe if you told us your location, another member might be able to direct to someone in your area who could help you, such as a small shop or a co-op. Or there might be bike maintenance classes...
08-16-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By ironwood

They used better leather in the old days, forty...

They used better leather in the old days, forty or so years ago. The saddles from the early 1990s used thinner leather and were were not so good. There has been some improvement since then.
08-15-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By ironwood

When the leather is torn. When the...

When the leather is torn.

When the tightening screw is bottommed out, and the saddle sags.

When tightening the nut only tightens the center ridge, but not the sides where your sitz bones should...
08-15-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,556
Posted By ironwood

There are so many variables involved. Some bars...

There are so many variables involved. Some bars might be perfect for one rider, but torture for another. Saddle height, bar height reach, width, type of handlebar wrap all play a role, along with...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,687
Posted By ironwood

You could have a framebuilder replace the top...

You could have a framebuilder replace the top tube.
08-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,326
Posted By ironwood

I buy Guernseys.

I buy Guernseys.
08-14-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,959
Posted By ironwood

Could it possibly be Kato Kaelin? Judge Lance...

Could it possibly be Kato Kaelin? Judge Lance Ito? Judge Judy? Justice Brett (I like beer) Kavagnaugh?
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,687
Posted By ironwood

There are a lot of posts on the C&V forum by...

There are a lot of posts on the C&V forum by folks who tour on their old vintage bikes. As long as the frame hasn't rusted or been damaged it should be okay. You don't have to spread the rear to...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,468
Posted By ironwood

The Cinelli Hobootleg looks like a nice bike from...

The Cinelli Hobootleg looks like a nice bike from what I see. I didn't know it existed, and wonder if it's available in the US.
08-14-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By ironwood

Grant Petersen listed it as one of the top...

Grant Petersen listed it as one of the top production of that period.
08-14-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,386
Posted By ironwood

Grand Bois and Sun XCD stil lsell them, so...

Grand Bois and Sun XCD stil lsell them, so they're not totally gone.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,687
Posted By ironwood

I did in the late seventies and early eighties. ...

I did in the late seventies and early eighties. I could do so still, but I don't camp any more.
08-14-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,959
Posted By ironwood

Pee Wee Herman of Pee Wee's Fun House?

Pee Wee Herman of Pee Wee's Fun House?
08-13-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By ironwood

You might get more advice on the Classic and...

You might get more advice on the Classic and Vintage forum. Of course most people will advise you to restore.
08-13-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By ironwood

42mm tires like the Cmpass Babyshoe Pass or Gran...

42mm tires like the Cmpass Babyshoe Pass or Gran Bois Hetres,, help smooth things out.
08-13-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By ironwood

As I remember some Regina hubs were stamped with...

As I remember some Regina hubs were stamped with an I or an F., but did the I mean Italian or Inglese? I forget. The six speed fws tend to bend axels. Mike Kone at Boulder Bicycle might be a source...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,487
Posted By ironwood

I think that the original poster can delete the...

I think that the original poster can delete the entire thread.
08-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By ironwood

Well, they were more knowledgeable about the...

Well, they were more knowledgeable about the risks than you were.
08-13-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By ironwood

Which had the unintended consequence of...

Which had the unintended consequence of permitting and promoting automobiles which have marginalized cycling. So we are back on unpaved roads.
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,487
Posted By ironwood

You proobably will need a passport , passport...

You proobably will need a passport , passport card or NEXUS card to re-enter the US. I'm not sure whether a real ID driver's license would do.


It would be a good idea to have a passport in any...
08-12-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 982
Posted By ironwood

X/C skiing and snowshoeing when I can't ride and...

X/C skiing and snowshoeing when I can't ride and there is enough snow.
08-12-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By ironwood

You really should ask a Retinal -Vitreal...

You really should ask a Retinal -Vitreal specialist. I'm at some risk of a detachment and have been told to avoid all out efforts like lifting very heavy objects or running or biking at an all out...
08-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,141
Posted By ironwood

We "hope" they are civilized, whatever that...

We "hope" they are civilized, whatever that means. This sort of reminds me of Ghandi's response to someone who asked him what he thought of Western civilization, "I think it would be a good...
08-12-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 982
Posted By ironwood

I ride until they start applying salt, and the...

I ride until they start applying salt, and the roads get narrow because of the snow banks. Also, drivers who do not know how to handle winter conditions scare me. But, since I've got the clothing, ...
08-10-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,689
Posted By ironwood

At least you won't be called a hoarder.

At least you won't be called a hoarder.
08-09-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,692
Posted By ironwood

Entropy isn't what it used to be.

Entropy isn't what it used to be.
08-08-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,187
Posted By ironwood

Maybe he misspelled Eddie.

Maybe he misspelled Eddie.
08-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,187
Posted By ironwood

One thing you could do is to find someone in your...

One thing you could do is to find someone in your group ,about your size who has a modern steel bike that also fits you reasonably well, and switch bikes; then switch again. If you are...
08-08-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,187
Posted By ironwood

Sorry, I misspelled Merckx.

Sorry, I misspelled Merckx.
08-08-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,187
Posted By ironwood

"Fast" Eddy Merckx said the way to get fast is to...

"Fast" Eddy Merckx said the way to get fast is to "Ride lots.".
Replies: 3
Views: 1,460
Posted By ironwood

She even stopped to play the piano.

She even stopped to play the piano.
08-08-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,187
Posted By ironwood

Unfortunately, one of the best modern steel...

Unfortunately, one of the best modern steel tubing, True Temper XO Platinum, is no longer available. Some of the Japanese makers have moved production to Taiwan. Maybe someone on the Framebuilding...
08-06-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,299
Posted By ironwood

What's comfortable for one person might be...

What's comfortable for one person might be torture for another. The one bike I ride in an upright position has an old Brooks double railed B72. I got it off a bike I found in the metal pile at the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,885
Posted By ironwood

Where do you keep your bike collection ?

Where do you keep your bike collection ?
08-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,508
Posted By ironwood

I'd recommend the 650B option. A nice 650Bx38mm...

I'd recommend the 650B option. A nice 650Bx38mm tire like the Paris Moto or Compass (René Herse) Loup Loup pass would help smooth out our lousy, bumpy, pot holed, so-called streets. If you like the...
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