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05-30-06, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Desertrat

good job.....I commute 20 miles a day and have...

good job.....I commute 20 miles a day and have been for a few years now. Would like to complete a century some time this year.
05-30-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By Desertrat

I always unclip the right foot because that is...

I always unclip the right foot because that is the one I put up on the curb at a stop sign or light. No problem....just an automatic thing.
05-30-06, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By Desertrat

I weight 220lbs, ride an Atlantis with Panaracer...

I weight 220lbs, ride an Atlantis with Panaracer 700x37's.....do some touring and mostly commuting to work.....these tires say "inflate 45 to 90 lbs psi.". I ride with them at 60 psi....they have...
04-26-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By Desertrat

I ride an Atlantis and I use Panaracer Kevlar...

I ride an Atlantis and I use Panaracer Kevlar tourgard 700x37's....no flats after a whole year of commuting, and if I can average about 18 mph on them.....I would say that is fast enough. Very good...
03-19-06, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By Desertrat

I am gonna try real, real hard to let my Atlantis...

I am gonna try real, real hard to let my Atlantis be my LAST bike.....hehehehe
Forum: Touring
12-28-05, 08:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,682
Posted By Desertrat

All of us "Rivvies" know we like all their...

All of us "Rivvies" know we like all their stuff....it is just plain cool, good quality, all around "neato-retro-cherry-out of sight" merchandise! Love my Atlantis, and if I feel froggy enough to...
Forum: Touring
10-24-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Desertrat

I have been using Pearl Izumi "microfleece...

I have been using Pearl Izumi "microfleece tights" and they work very well. You might want to look at some of the Marmot brand jackets for layering garments. I use the Marmot wind shirt jacket....it...
Forum: Touring
10-24-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,681
Posted By Desertrat

I have had the same problem with these tires....

I have had the same problem with these tires. Sidewalls dying out way before their time....I have switched to Panaracer Pasela touring.....700x37.....I sure like those so far.
Forum: Touring
10-03-05, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Desertrat

Of all the bikes I have had, and the ones I have...

Of all the bikes I have had, and the ones I have read about for high quality framing....True Temper seems to be up there.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,823
Posted By Desertrat

Nope.....all my coworkers think it is pretty cool...

Nope.....all my coworkers think it is pretty cool to see me come in to work on my Atlantis.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-05, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,282
Posted By Desertrat

I think my average speed is about 17 mph.

I think my average speed is about 17 mph.
Forum: Touring
03-27-05, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,776
Posted By Desertrat

I like the Minoura chain stay/seat stay...

I like the Minoura chain stay/seat stay mount....you can get them at Rivendell Bikes website.
03-23-05, 01:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,674
Posted By Desertrat

Using MKS platform pedals with clips and leather...

Using MKS platform pedals with clips and leather straps. One of the best of this type that I have used. 8 on the scale.
03-23-05, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 323,853
Posted By Desertrat

I am 53. Have been bicycling for about 45 years....

I am 53. Have been bicycling for about 45 years. I am a commuter of about 20 miles per day, and try to ride on weekends so I get about 200 miles per week in. Have a Novara hybrid bike, and a new...
Forum: Touring
03-21-05, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Desertrat

I would always recommend a fatter tire for any...

I would always recommend a fatter tire for any kind of loaded touring. But you could get buy with skinnier if you were only using small bags and not a lot of camping equipment. My brother and I did...
Forum: Touring
03-21-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Desertrat

Jandd Expedition Rear, that expand to 5600 cubic...

Jandd Expedition Rear, that expand to 5600 cubic inches...or 3000 cubic inches with the tops tucked inside the main bag. Use them for commuting and hauling all my clothes and stuff on a daily basis....
Forum: Commuting
03-21-05, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Desertrat

I have had great luck and a wonderful ride with...

I have had great luck and a wonderful ride with the 36-hole, Deore hubbed, Synergy wheels on my Atlantis. Using Panaracer Pasela 700x37 Tour Gards....no flats and a very smooth ride.
Forum: Touring
03-10-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By Desertrat

I have real good luck with Panaracer...

I have real good luck with Panaracer Paselas....700x37....for full loaded, 4-pannier touring.
Forum: Touring
03-05-05, 09:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,446
Posted By Desertrat

I have an Atlantis, and it is by far the best...

I have an Atlantis, and it is by far the best bike I have ever had. Maximum comfort, attention to detail, superb paint job, bullet proof and practical components. It is my commuting and touring bike,...
Forum: Touring
02-11-05, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,154
Posted By Desertrat

Always bring plenty of freeze dried meals with...

Always bring plenty of freeze dried meals with me, as I do while backpacking, but canned tuna, tofu, if kept in cool water will last a long time, peanut butter, oatmeal, dried fruit, and low-carb...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Desertrat

You could also look at Titan frames....

You could also look at Titan frames....
Forum: Commuting
02-06-05, 03:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,785
Posted By Desertrat

WTG Bill.....I agree.....those damn ricky...

WTG Bill.....I agree.....those damn ricky racers!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-05, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,832
Posted By Desertrat

Yes.....carbon forks I think are super.....but to...

Yes.....carbon forks I think are super.....but to have everything either being made out of it....or to "look" like it.....is getting ridiculous! How far are we going to take this "feather weight"...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-05, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By Desertrat

Have you looked at the Shimano shoes? They have...

Have you looked at the Shimano shoes? They have several styles of SPD....some are even pretty cool to walk in.
Forum: Commuting
12-12-04, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By Desertrat

My commute is about 11 miles each way.

My commute is about 11 miles each way.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-04, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,242
Posted By Desertrat

You are not doing too bad....I live in the...

You are not doing too bad....I live in the Phoenix area, ride 20 miles each day to and from....and here it averages about 110-115 degrees, high humidity now due to monsoon season, thundershowers...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-04, 08:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,008
Posted By Desertrat

Yes.....the good old "foot stuck in the clip...

Yes.....the good old "foot stuck in the clip trick!!!!"......I resemble that remark...hehehe....did it myself once in California. Glide up to the stoplight, tried to balance while waiting for the...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-04, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,740
Posted By Desertrat

I have had good luck with my Jandd mountaineer...

I have had good luck with my Jandd mountaineer panniers. Use them for carrying all my commuting stuff and have used them on a couple of tours. What I like about them is that on my Blackburn racks,...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-04, 07:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,323
Posted By Desertrat

I have been using Ritchey cross max....700x35,...

I have been using Ritchey cross max....700x35, and with tire liners inside, I have only had one flat in the last two years.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-04, 06:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,320
Posted By Desertrat

Best is such an esoteric word when it comes to...

Best is such an esoteric word when it comes to this subject. I will try, and give you a few that I have ridden, owned and know the quality of.
Rivendell, Gios, especially the older cr-moly lugged...
07-11-04, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Desertrat

Hi Dnvr, I take atenolol which is a beta...

Hi Dnvr,

I take atenolol which is a beta blocker and lisinopril which I believe is an ACE inhibitor.
07-11-04, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Desertrat

Heart Rate Training Question

If one has mild high blood pressure as I do...and take a few meds for it...how can you properly do maximum heart rate intervals if you meds don't allow your heart to speed up? I guess I should talk...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-04, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,125
Posted By Desertrat

The bike I use to commute suffered its first...

The bike I use to commute suffered its first mechanical casualty today since I bought it five years ago....front deraleur cable broke a block away from my house. I was forced to pedal into work on...
Forum: Touring
12-14-03, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,571
Posted By Desertrat

Have a look at the DT Swiss site and checkout...

Have a look at the DT Swiss site and checkout Hugi hubs...I have made up several sets over the years on Mavic rims and they are super!
Forum: Touring
12-14-03, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Desertrat

I actually have my favorite brakes on my hybrid...

I actually have my favorite brakes on my hybrid bike now. Shimano V-brakes with the adjustable "feathering"....they are very efficient and with the squeeze adjust it is pretty impossible to go...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-03, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By Desertrat

Don't forget Sakkit Bikes!

These bikes made by Robert Beckman are wonderful pieces of machinery.
They are dedicated touring/heavy commuting bikes with braze-ons for everything, they are lugged and brazed...everything about...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-03, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,658
Posted By Desertrat

Hi Tea... Is the Thorn only available in...

Hi Tea...

Is the Thorn only available in England? or is there a US Importer that you can get one from?
Forum: Introductions
12-12-03, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Desertrat

gimme a break.......hehehe....real cyclists ride...

gimme a break.......hehehe....real cyclists ride in AZ!!!!!!
12-10-03, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 773
Posted By Desertrat

Hobson seat

I have been using the Hobson seat now for about two months....It is definitely the answer to all my "numbness" problems. In the last 3 years I have tried about 5 different saddles...none comes close...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-03, 07:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,250
Posted By Desertrat

I used Ritchey Cross 700x38 for about two years...

I used Ritchey Cross 700x38 for about two years solid.....NOT ONE FLAT!
I was very pleased and I did 20 miles per day commute on this particular bike. I also use Green Slime tire liners.....worth it...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-03, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,658
Posted By Desertrat

Rivendell full touring for me. I love...

Rivendell full touring for me. I love mine...wouldn't have any other after the enjoyment I have had with this one.
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