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01-23-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 797
Posted By staehpj1

I have shed several. I do think about treating...

I have shed several. I do think about treating myself to something new though.
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,537
Posted By staehpj1

Keep us posted if you learn more.

Keep us posted if you learn more.
01-06-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By staehpj1

I love my disc brakes on my 29er MTB, but I still...

I love my disc brakes on my 29er MTB, but I still have several rim brake equipt bikes that I ride and like. I probably will never buy a new bike with rim brakes though.
01-06-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By staehpj1

I just checked and it was out in a cold-ish shed...

I just checked and it was out in a cold-ish shed (39 F this morning here), so the fabric was kind of stiff and not as compliant as it might otherwise be. Also mine is old and getting stiffer than it...
01-05-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By staehpj1

I have done that quite a few times from US...

I have done that quite a few times from US cities. Every bike shop I tried was willing to pack and ship for a reasonable fee. That works well if you use a cardboard box and discard it afyer the...
01-05-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By staehpj1

I have used a light inexpensive soft case with no...

I have used a light inexpensive soft case with no padding and added cardboard to add some protection. I don't typically carry it for the trip, but it is small and light enough that you could. I have...
12-31-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,880
Posted By staehpj1

Nope not a namer. I am pretty attached to a...

Nope not a namer. I am pretty attached to a couple of them, but still don't name them.
12-31-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By staehpj1

There are lots of different motorcycling...

There are lots of different motorcycling disciplines. Some of the racing ones require very good fitness levels to be competent and elite levels to be really competive.
12-28-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By staehpj1

I did some mixed on off road touring with a rigid...

I did some mixed on off road touring with a rigid 1990 Cannondale. It worked well, but I wasn't on much technical singletrack. I'd use it to tour on more technial trail than I have so far though. ...
12-28-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,346
Posted By staehpj1

I got to rhinking maybe it would be worth having...

I got to rhinking maybe it would be worth having some winter gloves even though it only gets into the teens once a year or so here and I manage okay with some long finger nininsulated gloves and just...
12-26-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't deal with the extra slack in the straps...

I didn't deal with the extra slack in the straps yet. Also the straps are not in the correct spots. Turns out the hooks are clearly marked, but I just put it on quickly without paying attention to...
12-26-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 893
Posted By staehpj1

Roadside find

Here in my neighborhood folks put some nice stuff out for the city's bulk pick up. Many of us tend to curb shop to the point that folks set things out with notes saying what is wrong with an item or...
12-18-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,206
Posted By staehpj1

Oh, by the way, one other thing... Shoes are also...

Oh, by the way, one other thing... Shoes are also not something I skimp on. No bargain hunting for me unless it is for my preferred brand/model. I found what works for me and I buy them I don't care...
12-17-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,206
Posted By staehpj1

Bikes shoes are something that fit is critical. ...

Bikes shoes are something that fit is critical. Best to find something you like and stick with it. Granted models change, but with the standard brands fit typically doesn't, at least I haven't...
12-15-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,088
Posted By staehpj1

I don't know, but I do look back at 50 and wonder...

I don't know, but I do look back at 50 and wonder why 50 year old kids need a forum due to advancing age.
12-06-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,353
Posted By staehpj1

I didn't read the article. Seeing the name was...

I didn't read the article. Seeing the name was enough to discredit it for me. I remember his radio show from way back decades ago. It was more about entertainment and ratings than anything else.
12-04-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,121
Posted By staehpj1

What are you going to do if they turn you away at...

What are you going to do if they turn you away at the last minute? If the primary purpose of the flight is to get to a bike tour you would be screwed.

I suggest that in the future you use more...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By staehpj1

Google directions will give you some bus options...

Google directions will give you some bus options if you use the transit option in a search. It looks like you might want to ride to Cresent City since the bus would be on the same route. It would...
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By staehpj1

I have not taken both tent and tarp. When using...

I have not taken both tent and tarp. When using a bivy ot bug bivy, I do take a tarp and pitch the tarp over the bivy.

Oh, and since ground sheets were mentioned ... I do not use a ground sheet. ...
11-19-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,491
Posted By staehpj1

I hesitated to weigh in because the answer is...

I hesitated to weigh in because the answer is very dependent on the rider and the trails where it will be used, but... I wuill say that I have ridden a lot of pretty gnarly single track on my old...
11-18-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 975
Posted By staehpj1

I will say this. In my observation the drivers...

I will say this. In my observation the drivers are better (toward cyclists) where there are more cyclists on the road. I guess it come from drivers being used to seeing bikes on the road.
11-18-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By staehpj1

Nicer here in winter than summer IMO. It was 35F...

Nicer here in winter than summer IMO. It was 35F when I went out for a ride this morning, but I like this weather better than the relentless summer heat.
11-17-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By staehpj1

I have found it to be a non issue since I retired...

I have found it to be a non issue since I retired since I am not tied to a work schedule and don't mind getting up in the dark or even getting out and riding before the sun is up. Even when I was...
11-17-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,604
Posted By staehpj1

I live inside the city limits on a quarter acre...

I live inside the city limits on a quarter acre lot in a community of lots that size and it is the same here so that description would also describe my neighborhood. The thousands of frogs might be...
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,254
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, That is one reason most of my touring has...

Yeah, That is one reason most of my touring has been in the west. I don't like to spend more than that for a room.
11-08-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,526
Posted By staehpj1

Very likely something like this.

Very likely something like this.
11-08-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By staehpj1

Good work staying active. I can only hope to do...

Good work staying active. I can only hope to do as well as you. I am 71, my dad made it to 79. He rode his bike up until the end.
Forum: Touring
11-07-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,400
Posted By staehpj1

I realized that under promising was the way to...

I realized that under promising was the way to go. It worried and annoyed my wife when there were much longer lags between contact than she expected. I subseqiently started trying harder to contact...
11-02-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By staehpj1

Way better to bave a bike you know and are used...

Way better to bave a bike you know and are used to. Ride it on some easy trail at an easy pace first. If it is one on loan that is okay, but you should be well acquainted with it and it should be...
11-02-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 24,852
Posted By staehpj1

Sounds like at that point the parents had a paper...

Sounds like at that point the parents had a paper route.
10-31-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By staehpj1

Nothing is completely immune to them and I'd...

Nothing is completely immune to them and I'd likely not want to ride on a tire that was. For example something like the Marathon Plus or similar are out IMO. Similarly I won't use thornproof tubes....
10-31-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By staehpj1

It depends. Riding trails is a lot of fun, but...

It depends. Riding trails is a lot of fun, but not everyone likes it. Only you can say. I think it is a blast. With a used bike you can try it and sell the bike for what you paid if it isn't for...
10-31-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By staehpj1

I remember a long time ago (maybe 35 years) I had...

I remember a long time ago (maybe 35 years) I had a small inguinal hernia repaired. I asked the doc, "when can I go back to work?". He said, "The day after surgey if you want to, but I wouldn't. ...
10-31-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,253
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, I had a close call there myself. I did a...

Yeah, I had a close call there myself. I did a solo ride on a snowy day. I stayed a few days after the fat tire festival and there was a rare dusting of snow in town the first day or so of November....
10-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 24,852
Posted By staehpj1

The guy I hated was the one who would say "I only...

The guy I hated was the one who would say "I only have a $100 bill". He'd do that to dodge paying. I learned and would go there last when I could break it with as many ones as possible. When I broke...
10-28-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,126
Posted By staehpj1

I shaved my legs when I was racing decades ago. I...

I shaved my legs when I was racing decades ago. I did it for the reasons usually given, but more than anything else I liked the way it looked and felt. I shaved on and off in my non racing years....
10-28-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,525
Posted By staehpj1

I have been known to roll out at 4 or 4:30, but 2...

I have been known to roll out at 4 or 4:30, but 2 or 3 is too early for me. Are you up for the day at that point?
Forum: Touring
10-27-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,231
Posted By staehpj1

That is fine. I'll continue with my flawed...

That is fine. I'll continue with my flawed premise. I'll just keep ruining my 10k mile chains and drive train components that last for numerous chains.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,159
Posted By staehpj1

One of the key things with my Helios was to twist...

One of the key things with my Helios was to twist the fork to get one fork leg between the rear dropouts.

Here are the directions I included in the case when I loaned my Helios to a friend who...
10-27-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 24,852
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah, probably 1961-1968 or so, the Baltimore...

Yeah, probably 1961-1968 or so, the Baltimore News Post. My brothers and I had some pre WW2 vintage balloon tire bikes including one witha a 20" front tire and a big wooden box on the front. We...
10-27-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By staehpj1

I like my Garmin Instinct, but it isn't cheap or...

I like my Garmin Instinct, but it isn't cheap or simple. As far as the HR. I was concenern whether it would be okay with wrist sensor so I used a Polarchest strap (with another app) and the garmin...
10-27-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,525
Posted By staehpj1

I am retired so if I ride at night it is because...

I am retired so if I ride at night it is because i want to. The only way I ride in the dark in the evening was when I was commuting or when on tour still do it if for some reason I just ride late....
Forum: Touring
10-26-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,642
Posted By staehpj1

So did they get painted or powder coated back...

So did they get painted or powder coated back then and are just getting fussed over again now after wearing off new bare spots?

In any case my preference would be to look at the rubbed off patches...
Forum: Touring
10-25-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,530
Posted By staehpj1

I'd suggest the same (left handed drill bit)...

I'd suggest the same (left handed drill bit) followed up with a screw extractor if necessary. The problem is this... If all goes well it is an easy job, but you can make things worse if you break off...
Forum: Touring
10-24-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, I own a bike with discs and QRs. I have...

FWIW, I own a bike with discs and QRs. I have owned it long enough to have worn out two set of pads. It isn't a touring bike. It is a hard tail MTB and has seen 90% of it's mile on trails. A good...
10-23-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,772
Posted By staehpj1

I consider my two 1990 Cannondales to be...

I consider my two 1990 Cannondales to be classics, but I doubt most here would agree.

One is the crit model road bike all 105 stuff. I rode it probably 100k miles or so, raced it way back in the...
10-22-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By staehpj1

I am not necessarily suggesting others should do...

I am not necessarily suggesting others should do as I do, but I am presenting this as food for thought.

My personal experience is that the times when folks "need to be unclipped like on narrow...
10-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By staehpj1

Probably not what you are looking for, but when I...

Probably not what you are looking for, but when I use an spd on one side pedal that has a cage or a platfom on the other it is the Shimano PD-M324 SPD. I only use the one sided spd cage on the other...
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,946
Posted By staehpj1

FWIW, I find sealed bearings for hubs to be fine...

FWIW, I find sealed bearings for hubs to be fine and own some. I just think of them as an elegant solution to a problem that wasn't really a problem. They are fine, so are cup and cone hubs IMO. ...
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,946
Posted By staehpj1

I'd say never as long as the surfaces remain...

I'd say never as long as the surfaces remain lubed. So pitting is a result of a pretty gross failure in adjustment and or packing.
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