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10-21-20, 10:18 AM
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Posted By samkl

Probably for the best... many of those European...

Probably for the best... many of those European countries are socialist. :eek:
10-06-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 524,544
Posted By samkl

Here you go. I don't have any pictures of the...

Here you go. I don't have any pictures of the bike when we first got it, but it needed some TLC. It was fun to restore and spiff up, especially because I love old bikes. I replaced the cables,...
10-05-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 524,544
Posted By samkl

Aboard our 1988? Burley Duet on a beautiful day...

Aboard our 1988? Burley Duet on a beautiful day in June. This is our first year riding a tandem, which was given to us(!) by a very generous couple we met on Tandem@Hobbes, and which we love. So much...
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By samkl

I'll take the opposing view and say start with a...

I'll take the opposing view and say start with a vintage bike and customize it into what you need. That's what I did with my 1976 Austro Daimler Vent Noir. It took a bit of effort, mainly cold...
09-22-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By samkl

It's a winning strategy if they're better brakes....

It's a winning strategy if they're better brakes. Weinmanns are pretty good brakes.

I used to work in a bike co-op, and I encountered sidepulls of all types. There are great sidepulls (i.e.1st gen...
09-22-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By samkl

Thanks for digging up the info. I was...

Thanks for digging up the info.

I was thinking this would be more of a "plug n play" solution. But it being a new bike and a tandem (with long, fiddly cables), I think I'll revert to the other...
09-21-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By samkl

Agreed, it doesnít make sense to put fancy new...

Agreed, it doesnít make sense to put fancy new parts on it. But by all means upgrade it with old parts from the local co op (if itís open). Weinmann center pulls will give you better braking power...
08-26-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 622
Posted By samkl

Of all the hundreds of tubes I’ve helped people...

Of all the hundreds of tubes I’ve helped people change at the bike co-op, I saw maybe one that was defective out of the box. These were cheap QBP “Q Tubes.”

More than a few instances of people...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,813
Posted By samkl

I put on the RH 28s for a 150-mile ride this past...

I put on the RH 28s for a 150-mile ride this past weekend, and they're nice and plush - definitely more than my 28mm GP4000s, which run wider. But no doubt, the 32mm RHs are plusher. You can tell...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,813
Posted By samkl

Thanks for all the insights, everyone. I ordered...

Thanks for all the insights, everyone. I ordered a pair of the RH 28s after all. Yeah, nuts from a financial perspective, but I figured it's good to have a little thing to look forward to to break up...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,633
Posted By samkl

I dunno, I think it's kind of insane. I guess...

I dunno, I think it's kind of insane. I guess Surly saw Trek charge $1700 for a Sora/Alivio 520 and thought they could do the same? But even the 520, while still way overpriced, includes front and...
06-22-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,681
Posted By samkl

Our 1987? Burley Duet. We made a post late last...

Our 1987? Burley Duet. We made a post late last year on Tandem@Hobbes asking if anyone had a cheap tandem fixer-upper, since we were just looking to get into the hobby and didn’t know how we’d like...
06-19-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By samkl

Shout out to a forum member

Whichever forum member is behind this YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuUP-ymGIPlSdPhEe_WCwkA) - bravo! Loving the overviews of cool old bikes.

Like this Jack Taylor:...
03-12-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By samkl

Note: does not apply to black cyclists.

Note: does not apply to black cyclists.
Replies: 47
Views: 21,537
Posted By samkl

Give us updates! I ride a Brooks but am looking...

Give us updates! I ride a Brooks but am looking for something waterproof whose fit doesnít change as it breaks in. I wonder if the R2 would fit the bill...
12-21-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 87,905
Posted By samkl

My new Wabi Classic, in front of picturesque...

My new Wabi Classic, in front of picturesque garbage cans. May do some steerer chopping later......
Replies: 36
Views: 3,563
Posted By samkl

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before...

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before I get completely sick of them. Once that happens, I switch to my high-tech nutrition system of Skittles and Chex Mix. Tropical Skittles and "Bold"...
Replies: 50
Views: 5,858
Posted By samkl

Before you buy a new bike or commission a custom...

Before you buy a new bike or commission a custom bike, ride more. You'll figure out what you want. Some people like carbon, some people like steel, some people like 650b, etc. There's no wrong answer...
12-09-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,278
Posted By samkl

I bought one because it has road geometry, not...

I bought one because it has road geometry, not track. Not too many new fixie frames fit that bill.
Replies: 9
Views: 2,227
Posted By samkl

PBP ride report (long)

It’s been a month, almost, which has given my brain enough time to process the insanity that was PBP. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way—yes, some of the insanity was bad, but some of it was good,...
07-05-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7,816
Views: 2,316,632
Posted By samkl

My own retro roadie, sans STI's but with a modern...

My own retro roadie, sans STI's but with a modern drivetrain and wheels. Building this up as a rando bike, so sadly all the gorgeous 1st-gen black Dura Ace - with its ultra-high gearing - had to come...
05-15-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,457
Posted By samkl

I disagree. You should definitely try it. Whatís...

I disagree. You should definitely try it. Whatís the downside? Whether you succeed or fail youíll have discovered something useful and shared it with others.

FWIW, a mechanic recently told me...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,814
Posted By samkl

How can you tell anything about the condition of...

How can you tell anything about the condition of the wheels? Those pictures don't show much detail.
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