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04-25-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,918
Posted By Kodama

A quick update. Since posting my questions I...

A quick update. Since posting my questions I bought the ReeCharge unit and battery and a New Trent IMP60D (http://www.newtrent.com/store/iphone-external-battery/iphone-battery-imp60d.html). My...
03-19-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,918
Posted By Kodama

Thanks for the update. The thing is, is...

Thanks for the update.

The thing is, is that the way that USB works is that you generally have some logic on either end that negotiates the current usage and such. So just converting from the...
03-18-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,918
Posted By Kodama

Hey, did you ever get the ReeCharge to NewTrent...

Hey, did you ever get the ReeCharge to NewTrent working? If so what did you need to make the connection? I want to do the same for iPad recharging but I'd like to just skip the Biologic battery.
Forum: Touring
07-04-05, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,825
Posted By Kodama

Friction front and back. When I got my Atlantis...

Friction front and back. When I got my Atlantis built by Riv it came set indexed rear and friction front. That was cool and I rode with it for a while. Maybe it was the shipping, maybe cables stretch...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,008
Posted By Kodama

Nah, touring tires: Continental Top Touring 2000...

Nah, touring tires: Continental Top Touring 2000 26x1.7
Forum: Touring
06-19-05, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,198
Posted By Kodama

You can also get them from REI...

You can also get them from REI (http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?catalogId=40000008000&productId=78286) for US$20 also a reasonable price. My local REI usually has a few on the shelf...
Forum: Touring
06-16-05, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,198
Posted By Kodama

Thanks for the info. I'm all about friction...

Thanks for the info. I'm all about friction shifting, I bought a cheap pair of 8 speed thumbies from Recycled Cycles and one of these days I'm going to try them out.

Those Paul Components are...
Forum: Touring
06-16-05, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,198
Posted By Kodama

I have butterfly bars on my Novara Safari and it...

I have butterfly bars on my Novara Safari and it came with grip shifters and foam grips. I hate grip shifters but I made do with it so far. I was happy with the foam until I happened to ride in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-05, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By Kodama

You can get Hammered Honjo's from Jitensha...

You can get Hammered Honjo's from Jitensha Studios (http://www.jitensha.com/eng/fndrs_e.html) as long as you want smaller then the 50mm - they are endlessly backordered. The lack of the 50mm Honjos...
Forum: Touring
06-10-05, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Kodama

I did the Gulf Islands and portions of Vancouver...

I did the Gulf Islands and portions of Vancouver Island last spring. Can't recommend them enough and I fully intend to return to do more of Van and the northern Gulf Islands. Fall would probably be...
Forum: Touring
06-10-05, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Kodama

I have an Atlantis with the Rivendell/Nitto front...

I have an Atlantis with the Rivendell/Nitto front rack. When I went to install that it was obvious why there are no midfork braze-ons - it wouldn't have intersected the mounting points in the rack. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,008
Posted By Kodama

Thanks all for the comments, the Atlantis really...

Thanks all for the comments, the Atlantis really is my ideal bicycle and it rides even better then it looks.

But anyway I have to say that I agree absolutely with your comment regarding utility...
Forum: Touring
06-04-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kodama

The STP route is about the least scenic route you...

The STP route is about the least scenic route you can take into WA though the easist. Defintely do the Astoria -> WA Coast route. Get the Kirkendale and Spring Bicycling the Pacific Coast...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15,249
Views: 11,037,008
Posted By Kodama

I've relegated my Safari (see very early in this...

I've relegated my Safari (see very early in this thread) to winter commuting duties and now ride my Atlantis to work.

http://spiralcage.com/Cycling/Bicycles/Atlantis/Atlantis-Images/7.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-19-05, 02:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,112
Posted By Kodama

You're carrying, JW (yuck), Cognac, Single Malt...

You're carrying, JW (yuck), Cognac, Single Malt Scotch (yay) and Port? I felt I was extravagant with my flask of whisky
Forum: Touring
05-14-05, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,250
Posted By Kodama

Another vote for the LHT - steel, good touring...

Another vote for the LHT - steel, good touring geometry all braze-ons and you can build it up exactly how you want it. I'd ditch the Surly graphics and I'm all for painting to taste.
Forum: Touring
05-13-05, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By Kodama

I believe that these are the only bicycles ever...

I believe that these are the only bicycles ever made that only get 10mpg.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-05, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,797
Posted By Kodama

Plenty going on here in Seattle - May is Bike to...

Plenty going on here in Seattle - May is Bike to Work Month (http://www.cascade.org/Education/btw/cc.cfm) put on by the Cascade Cycling Club with special events for the national Bike to Work Day...
Forum: Touring
05-12-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,532
Posted By Kodama

Sure, but I for one don't quibble over US$2.00 -...

Sure, but I for one don't quibble over US$2.00 - I consider my time more valuable and as I already need to go to REI for stuff that only they have I consider that a net savings. While on the road I...
Forum: Touring
05-11-05, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Kodama

I commute every day and as I get closer to tour I...

I commute every day and as I get closer to tour I always put my front panniers on to get used to both the changed handling and the additional weight. I ride recreationally most weekends, so for the...
Forum: Touring
05-11-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Kodama

A vote for no synthetics and no padded shorts...

A vote for no synthetics and no padded shorts here. I like to look as little like an alien as possible - I'm on a vacation not the Tour de France. I want to be able to spend time in a museum, cafe,...
Forum: Touring
05-11-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,532
Posted By Kodama

Is it cheaper then the REI? - which is US$6.60 a...

Is it cheaper then the REI? - which is US$6.60 a quart. This is cheaper then the HEET and I'm going to be picking up a few other essentials so I'd like to just add in the alcohol. But not if it...
Forum: Touring
05-11-05, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,063,430
Posted By Kodama

Is there a corpse in that plastic bag? ;) ...

Is there a corpse in that plastic bag? ;)

Good luck on your tour, should be great. I grew up in Anacortes, which is a beautiful town. My advice while you are there is to go to the 24 hour donut...
Forum: Touring
05-11-05, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,532
Posted By Kodama

I typically just buy HEET for my alcohol stove...

I typically just buy HEET for my alcohol stove and it works just fine. However I notice that REI now sells Denatured Alcohol (http://www.rei.com/product/3258.htm?vcat=REI_SSHP_CAMPING_TOC) in a...
Forum: Touring
05-06-05, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Kodama

I've been using these same pedals for years now,...

I've been using these same pedals for years now, with both a normal looking MTB shoe (that I can easily hike in) and now the Shimano Sandals. Can't reccomend them enough. On any long ride I'll unclip...
Forum: Touring
05-06-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,063,430
Posted By Kodama

Thanks Bob, I can't really say how pleased I am...

Thanks Bob, I can't really say how pleased I am with the Bicycle, it is such a nice ride, handles great loaded and unloaded and is such a pleasure to look at. As I was adding the various parts and...
Forum: Touring
05-05-05, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,063,430
Posted By Kodama

Being that I'm only 2 weeks away from my little...

Being that I'm only 2 weeks away from my little Spring Tour of Eastern WA (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/?o=as&doc_id=870&v=4c), I've begun doing rides with my full pannier set. My front...
Forum: Touring
05-04-05, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,646
Posted By Kodama

When I bought my Safari it was ready to go right...

When I bought my Safari it was ready to go right off the rack. It has very reasonable gear ratios: 11-30 and 46/36/24 and it's rear rack is plenty durable. I did a short credit card tour on it withen...
Forum: Touring
05-03-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,393
Posted By Kodama

Put me in valygrl's camp (I feel sorry for those...

Put me in valygrl's camp (I feel sorry for those of you that can't taste food). Coffee is a must for me and I happily spend a couple of hours in the morning boiling water for oatmeal and coffee as I...
Forum: Touring
05-03-05, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,565
Posted By Kodama

No Garage here. I do have two bicycles in my...

No Garage here. I do have two bicycles in my living room:
2005 Rivendell Atlantis
2003 Novara Safari

I pretty much just ride the Atlantis now and could own only it. However I like to have a...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-05, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kodama

Hmm, I don't think that was me. Though I have...

Hmm, I don't think that was me. Though I have been on the 520 trail in the rain in the last few weeks the only people I talked to on the trail was a couple on a tandem and we just exchanged...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Kodama

Not much. I got the frame as big as I could...

Not much. I got the frame as big as I could stand. I don't really consider the seat that low, I would find it a bit more aesthetically pleasing to be a few cm's higher but I'm cool with it where...
Forum: Touring
04-29-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By Kodama

My Safari came with a suspension seatpost and I...

My Safari came with a suspension seatpost and I did a short tour on it and about 2000 commuting miles. It was fine, but I ditched it when I put a spring Brooks b.67 on it. Felt about the same with...
Forum: Touring
04-29-05, 02:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,619
Posted By Kodama

My b.17 took about 150miles to break in but now...

My b.17 took about 150miles to break in but now it is riding fine. I have a b.67 on my Safari and it was comfortable much faster, but it took about 200miles before the springs stopped squeeking ;)
Forum: Commuting
04-29-05, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Kodama

I can't speak for anyone else but I don't worry...

I can't speak for anyone else but I don't worry much about finish. I mean I try to keep it nice but I know it won't last forever. With a steel frame one is more inclined to touch up scraped off paint...
Forum: Touring
04-29-05, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Kodama

Assuming that this thread isn't actually just...

Assuming that this thread isn't actually just axe-grinding I agree with the above that you aren't too likely to get much advice here on an Atlantis of that size. You'll have much better luck on the...
Forum: Touring
04-29-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Kodama

I love my Atlantis and I expect you'll love...

I love my Atlantis and I expect you'll love yours. I have heard that the 26" handle differently then the 700cc which mine is. But it is a fantastic bicycle enjoy.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-05, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kodama

There is a wealth of serious Seattle commuters...

There is a wealth of serious Seattle commuters with considerable route expertise at the Cascade Cycling Club Forum (http://www.cascade.org/Community/forum/index.cfm) I believe that a I-90 trail to...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-05, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Kodama

I got my new Atlantis almost a month ago and damn...

I got my new Atlantis almost a month ago and damn if it isn't the finest bicycle I've ever ridden. I'm not a collector of Bicycles and I'm only interested in all purpose rides so I'm expecting this...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-05, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,265
Posted By Kodama

These days I just go to the source: NOAA...

These days I just go to the source: NOAA (http://www.noaa.gov/)
Forum: Touring
04-27-05, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Kodama

Ahh but you can only use the coupon on the Novara...

Ahh but you can only use the coupon on the Novara brand. For a real do anything bicycle I'd get the Novara Safari. I have one and have done rail trails, street riding, a mostly road based tour,...
Forum: Touring
04-23-05, 12:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,243
Posted By Kodama

Stick with cooking if you want to keep costs...

Stick with cooking if you want to keep costs down. And you'd be surprised how often you want a hot meal after riding in the hot sun all day. I enjoyed it every time and when I did go out to eat, well...
Forum: Touring
04-21-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,243
Posted By Kodama

Personally I disagree with those who say not to...

Personally I disagree with those who say not to bring long sleeve shirts. My tour in May last year I wore mostly the long sleeve shirts. I was also very grateful to have an even warmer thing to pull...
Forum: Touring
04-19-05, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Kodama

The classic guide to touring the Pacific Coast...

The classic guide to touring the Pacific Coast (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0898869544/) will give you routes both on the coast and through Seattle. The new fourth edition has more...
Forum: Touring
04-19-05, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By Kodama

I'd go with option 1, as it sounds like option 2...

I'd go with option 1, as it sounds like option 2 would lose you 4-6 weeks in Europe. How often are you going to be able to take the time off for 4 month trip in Europe.
Forum: Touring
04-17-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By Kodama

A wise person on one of the many touring lists...

A wise person on one of the many touring lists once said that they set 40m/64km as the base distance to cover in a day. It is a decent amount to do in a given day and is fairly easy to do regardless...
Forum: Touring
04-17-05, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Kodama

To answer one of your questions there are two...

To answer one of your questions there are two options for bill paying: 1) Set them up to automatically deduct from your account. For any major company this can be done w/o worry. If you are very...
Forum: Touring
04-14-05, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By Kodama

Well the most I ever did on a single day was...

Well the most I ever did on a single day was 78m/125Km and that took all day, probably 8-10 hours. But for the most part I had not thought about my speed prior to the trip. I made no plans to do more...
Forum: Touring
04-14-05, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 2,063,430
Posted By Kodama

Damn that three master in the background is sweet!

Damn that three master in the background is sweet!
Forum: Touring
04-14-05, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,704
Posted By Kodama

For all your wool clothing needs look no further...

For all your wool clothing needs look no further then Rivendell's Online Catalog (http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/clothing/) I'm not really a fan of jersey's per se so I can't vouch for them. But I...
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