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01-28-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Colorado Kid

Zack Does Snow

For those who have been watching, the high Priest of Wabi is out, riding his F.G. in the snow of MI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT07PKQwZXA Wow. Nice F.G. action in the White stuff. Anyone else...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-23, 06:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 754
Posted By Colorado Kid

Several Military surplus dealers, sell "Riding...

Several Military surplus dealers, sell "Riding Pants" (For Equestrian units) . I bought the Wool pants with built in stirrups and they worked very well for commuting. The last pair I wore several...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,150
Posted By Colorado Kid

Dum Commuter

I was going in early yesterday to catch up on some extra work that had came in. At the edge of the Business park (Where the office is at.) I saw another commuter coming at me in the dark! No lights...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Colorado Kid

Happy Thanksgiving

A warm & happy Thanksgiving wish goes out to everyone. Is anyone riding their bike to Thanksgiving dinner or lunch today? :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,964
Posted By Colorado Kid

Back when I lived in PA, my wife and I turned...

Back when I lived in PA, my wife and I turned onto a street that had fresh, chip and gravel put on it. We blew out the front tire of our tandem. Went down hard on the stuff. Slid for a few yards. We...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By Colorado Kid

Your right. Biking isn't about climbing that next...

Your right. Biking isn't about climbing that next big hill or putting in big miles. Sometime, the small things in life or the most important.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By Colorado Kid

Burned Out

Yesterday, I had a vacation day to burn but I was so burned out from work, life etc., I didn't feel like doing a thing. (Anyone been there?) So I figured to had to do something as it was a nice day. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Colorado Kid

Andy Griffith Show

I saw on a "Andy Griffith" show the shows about a English man who rode is bike everywhere. His name was, " Maleolim". (???) What type of bicycle did use?
08-29-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Colorado Kid

You want to do what??? No, no, no!!!! :(

You want to do what??? No, no, no!!!! :(
07-26-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By Colorado Kid

New pads did the trick. I sanded the rims too,...

New pads did the trick. I sanded the rims too, (Just in case.) The bike runs like brand new. Thanks everyone.:)
07-25-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By Colorado Kid

Rims are like brand new. Very low miles on them....

Rims are like brand new. Very low miles on them. I put on Araya 700C, 32 hole, 3X and lanced up last year. (When I did the rebuild.)
07-25-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By Colorado Kid

Pressure

Just back from the bike shop. They put on new Kool Stop Duel Compound brakes. I haven't had time to test them but boy did I get heavy pressure to get new brakes and a new rim....
07-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 953
Posted By Colorado Kid

They replace the housing but put on, cheap-no...

They replace the housing but put on, cheap-no name pads on it. I called the shop and told them about the advice this list gave. They will order Kool Stop pads, ASAP. They are going to put on...
07-03-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Colorado Kid

T-Town

Sometimes, I can't trust what Bike shops what they say. Back in the 80's (When I lived in PA.), I was told you had to go to Phil. for a Fixed Gear. (A two hour drive.) Right!!! Thanks for all the...
06-12-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,771
Posted By Colorado Kid

Now, go easy on poor old Zack. I would love to...

Now, go easy on poor old Zack. I would love to see him up in the High Country of Colorado. Man, can you see someone like him trying to ride something really tough like Mt. Evans or Pike's Peak?
06-09-22, 04:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,771
Posted By Colorado Kid

Zach Gallardo

The High Priest of Wabi (Zack Gallardo) is still sick! According to his blog, he really messed up his ankle during a tour. Dang!!! Get well soon my Fixed Gear brother.:backpedal:
05-30-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,049
Posted By Colorado Kid

Basket

With the rise of Gas prices hitting an all time high, I put on a basket on to make my me more "Car Light". (Wald 198.) Anyone else in the same boat?
Forum: Commuting
04-17-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,212
Posted By Colorado Kid

Why Springs? I had Cancer and it tore up my Back....

Why Springs? I had Cancer and it tore up my Back. I'm using wide tires (700+28C- the widest I can fit on my bike.)
03-17-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By Colorado Kid

I Bought A Wabi

Today, I bought a used Wabi from E-bay. I couldn't be more happier. Now it's official, I'm part of the Wabi Cult.:speedy:
03-17-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,071
Posted By Colorado Kid

Looks really bad. Spring is just around the...

Looks really bad. Spring is just around the corner. Why not buy a nice saddle from someone. E-Bay has lots of good saddles that are new or almost new for a fair price. Why not check them out?
Forum: Touring
03-03-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,257
Posted By Colorado Kid

What about a mini- version of the Bible? When I...

What about a mini- version of the Bible? When I was on the AT, a man I ran into had one. It weighed almost nothing and was the size of the Palm of your hand. Anyone used them?
02-22-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 80
War
Views: 5,327
Posted By Colorado Kid

War

if War brakes out, (over there), how many people will take to their bikes due to the high cost of gasoline?:)
Forum: Commuting
02-18-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Colorado Kid

He crashed on the way home the other day. The way...

He crashed on the way home the other day. The way he told me is was speeding through a turn and crashed. He blames the bike because "He has super bike handing skills". (No really, that's what he...
02-03-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By Colorado Kid

Man, I want what he is smoking!

Man, I want what he is smoking!
Forum: Commuting
12-28-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By Colorado Kid

Cold will sometimes affect fenders. After years...

Cold will sometimes affect fenders. After years of use, they will snap. The only one that holds up are metal fenders. They are more costly and a pain to put on. Anyone know the lifespan of say, VO...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,744
Posted By Colorado Kid

Try E-bikes. Things like that are normally sold...

Try E-bikes. Things like that are normally sold for them.
12-09-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,324
Posted By Colorado Kid

If you don't like French bikes, please sell it on...

If you don't like French bikes, please sell it on the list. There're many fans of the bikes.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,855
Posted By Colorado Kid

Please tell us you're going to restore the bike?...

Please tell us you're going to restore the bike? It's a great bike and could be worth a lot on E-Bay if you got it restored.
11-22-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,982
Posted By Colorado Kid

Nice bike! How would the Police use such a...

Nice bike! How would the Police use such a bicycle? What do they do with the bad guy, strap him to the rear rack?
11-19-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Colorado Kid

Yes, I had the same problem when I got my 1981...

Yes, I had the same problem when I got my 1981 Schwinn Voyager. Found an old used 700c wheels and the problem is solved.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,359
Posted By Colorado Kid

I had the wildest dream the other night. I was in...

I had the wildest dream the other night. I was in Heaven. One day, I sat down on the curb and put my head on my heads. Jesus came over and said, "Why are you so down? This is Heaven." I know, Lord...
11-09-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,046
Posted By Colorado Kid

If you think you need help. buy another bicycle!...

If you think you need help. buy another bicycle! Nothing like a shiny bicycle to make you feel better!
Forum: Commuting
11-05-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By Colorado Kid

Tires

I don't want to start a Flame War but I want 700+28 tires for my commuter/touring bike. Any ideas?
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,315
Posted By Colorado Kid

Most people I pass, give the motorcycle wave....

Most people I pass, give the motorcycle wave. (Low and hold out your hand like the motorcyclist do.)
10-22-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Colorado Kid

Drop or two is all you need. I only put it on...

Drop or two is all you need. I only put it on when it seems "dry".
10-21-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Colorado Kid

Dream

I had a dream the other night that work me out of sound sleep. I was riding along with some club members when I saw a large wooden box along the side of the road. I stopped and saw it was a very old...
Forum: Touring
10-15-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,901
Posted By Colorado Kid

Thanks for all the great advice and pictures! I...

Thanks for all the great advice and pictures! I went to LBS and they let me dig through their "junk" pile. Picked up a double leg kickstand for $20.00. Thanks again.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By Colorado Kid

Barn Find

Many of you have been asking for pictures of my Schwinn Voyageur (1981) that I just rebuilt. It will make a great commuter/touring bike. For those who are familiar with the Schwinn Voyageur, you will...
09-27-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,631
Posted By Colorado Kid

To answer many of your questions, the reason why...

To answer many of your questions, the reason why I chose to have my LBS do most of the restoring work is because I had cancer. Specifically multiple myeloma. Before the cancer left my body, it...
Forum: Touring
09-16-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,356
Posted By Colorado Kid

Hang out at Bike Heaven just off the trail. I...

Hang out at Bike Heaven just off the trail. I don't know how late they are open but it might be worth it to use up the extra hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Colorado Kid

Go climb Mount Evans first. You'll get nice and...

Go climb Mount Evans first. You'll get nice and warm-up then.
Forum: Commuting
08-04-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Colorado Kid

I use a Wald front rack on my bike. Not fancy but...

I use a Wald front rack on my bike. Not fancy but wears like iron.
07-29-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,307
Posted By Colorado Kid

He's back!

For those of us who are fans of Zack's web pages, he's back and making more video's about fixed gear with his Wabi by his side.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By Colorado Kid

Messenger Bag

Does anyone use a messenger bag to carry their stuff? I just got this, https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/british-royal-mail-surplus-shoulder-bag-used?a=1929382 What do you think?
Forum: Commuting
06-04-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,157
Posted By Colorado Kid

O' no, not another rip off of Brooks saddle. Many...

O' no, not another rip off of Brooks saddle. Many will buy the low cost saddle but in year from now, you will hate it. Buy a Brooks and you will never buy any thing else.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,197
Posted By Colorado Kid

Ran into folks who did this for years. Yes, it is...

Ran into folks who did this for years. Yes, it is doable. At times it get to be a pain. (Weather.) The thing is, it puts a lot of wear and tear on your bike. Make sure you have a back-up bike ready...
04-14-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,532
Posted By Colorado Kid

I am very sorry that your Cat passed away. I know...

I am very sorry that your Cat passed away. I know the feeling. My old Cat passed away some time ago and I still thing of him. We got another Cat later but nothing can replace my old friend.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Colorado Kid

You might want to reach to the local clubs for...

You might want to reach to the local clubs for routes, places to stay etc. I could be a good trip.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By Colorado Kid

Not Fake

It's not a fake commute. I just look at it as new and improve type of commute. Happy commuting.
04-01-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By Colorado Kid

This One Is For Rodney

As I readied the tandem for another season, I think back to Rodney Moseman who sold use the bike back in the 80's. This one is for you for you Rodney. RIP. Anyone else with good thoughts about what...
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