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06-19-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28,035
Views: 4,608,490
Posted By canalligators

Check replacement springs, compare sping tension...

Check replacement springs, compare sping tension to originals. I once bought aftermarket springs that had much stronger tension. So much so that it didnít shift well. I got them for the same...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4,834
Views: 2,638,974
Posted By canalligators

Radical Design under-seat panniers. These are...

Radical Design under-seat panniers. These are size large. They require a rack. I like them a lot. See review at...
Forum: Touring
05-14-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,834
Views: 2,638,974
Posted By canalligators

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Williamsburg VA. Ready to start the Trans Am, May...
05-03-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 43,019
Posted By canalligators

“Stretch (Limo)”, ready for unpaved...

“Stretch (Limo)”, ready for unpaved tour.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d874ffec_9f58_4553_b02a_2402f6dd66f0_0fce7480470d50c4c74961cf1c39ed60fdb30e29.jpeg

1980...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 450,278
Posted By canalligators

Last fall, I took Amtrak from Rochester NY to...

Last fall, I took Amtrak from Rochester NY to Utica NY, where I met my son. We both took our Twentys. Transferred to the Adirondack RR to Thendara NY. Got off the train and went for a 20 mile...
04-30-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By canalligators

Welcome back, and happy trails. I burned out...

Welcome back, and happy trails. I burned out once and did very little cycling for about ten years. I came back with a vengeance.
04-30-23, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,889
Posted By canalligators

I respectfully challenge your desire to do it "on...

I respectfully challenge your desire to do it "on the cheap".

I bought a good pair of sunglasses (RayBans) about 20 years ago. They had some wrap-around, enough that I don't get a lot of wind...
04-18-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,307
Posted By canalligators

You always have the option to put rechargeable...

You always have the option to put rechargeable AAAs in this light. I do.
04-17-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 55,266
Posted By canalligators

More than I need, about as many as I want. They...

More than I need, about as many as I want. They are kinda one per usage, though in honesty, I could probably get by with two. Thankfully I have the space, and I like love to fix bikes.
04-17-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,277
Posted By canalligators

I get the old, ďOh I could never do that!Ē ...

I get the old, ďOh I could never do that!Ē Therefore they canít.

The other day, I told someone that Iíd made a tote bag for a folding chair. Just about the simplest sewing job. He was amazed...
04-16-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By canalligators

The two ends have different inside diameters, so...

The two ends have different inside diameters, so it wonít work.
04-16-23, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By canalligators

Adding a bit of spiral housing could make some...

Adding a bit of spiral housing could make some brakes easier to modulate. He might not have enough casing on a classic bike, where you want to use original casing. He might need to get it working...
04-14-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,277
Posted By canalligators

I agree on the DL1. Though for the purposes of a...

I agree on the DL1. Though for the purposes of a slow race, you’d use different tactics. I’d probably ride more of a straight line with the Tourist DL1, than with any of the Sports frame models (LTD,...
04-11-23, 06:48 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 63,891
Posted By canalligators

Far from its original chartreuse (which I loved),...

Far from its original chartreuse (which I loved), but still quite green and IMO very handsome. Ď73 Raleigh International.

...
04-11-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,277
Posted By canalligators

Rather than worrying about minimizing injury...

Rather than worrying about minimizing injury after the incident, address minimizing the chance of an incident. On a more stable bike, you’re less likely to lose control. So the aforementioned...
04-06-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,217
Posted By canalligators

Temps here in 40s-50s F and there has been enough...

Temps here in 40s-50s F and there has been enough rain to wash the street salt off the roads. Time to thank the winter bike for another season’s service, give it spring cleaning and store it.
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04-03-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,594
Views: 458,924
Posted By canalligators

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This was Campy (1973-1975). She rode on my shoulder...
03-27-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,267
Posted By canalligators

You can also volunteer at a bike giveaway...

You can also volunteer at a bike giveaway operation. The place I’m involved with gets a lot of volunteers who want to help but know little about bikes. We teach them, and fixing old bikes is good...
03-27-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,472
Posted By canalligators

Why jump automatically to questioning motives? ...

Why jump automatically to questioning motives? Who are any of us, to judge whatís in somebody elseís head?


Theyíre also quite simple. Itís easy to tell if itís right, no hidden faults. Donít...
03-27-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,999
Posted By canalligators

Too much neck bend can lead to pinched nerves in...

Too much neck bend can lead to pinched nerves in your neck, over time. That can cause not only neck pain, but also hand numbness. Ask me how I know.

What is your use? If you’re not racing, why...
03-27-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By canalligators

Do you need lights for seeing the road, or just...

Do you need lights for seeing the road, or just for being seen on lit streets?

What youíre looking for, I presume, is cost effectiveness. No disrespect for previous poster or Lezyne, but those are...
03-27-23, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By canalligators

Is she ok with walking? That is, no balance or...

Is she ok with walking? That is, no balance or skeletal problems? Itís great exercise, better than cycling for many, because it uses more muscles and is load bearing. Personally I like walking almost...
03-26-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,685
Posted By canalligators

A friend said, “You can skimp on the whisky, but...

A friend said, “You can skimp on the whisky, but don’t skimp on the vermouth.” Especially for safety-critical components, I buy well regarded brand names: stems, handlebars, seat posts, tires, brake...
03-25-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,807
Posted By canalligators

I’m 71 and I’ve been slowing down for about 20...

I’m 71 and I’ve been slowing down for about 20 years. But I’ve never been a fast rider, so I’ve gotten over it. Acceptance, I guess. I do still have good endurance, and am thankful for that.
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03-25-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,560
Posted By canalligators

Iím experienced, and I have had cassette...

Iím experienced, and I have had cassette retainers come loose when not using a torque wrench. Use the torque wrench - there is no downside, engineers have figured it out.

I donít use a torque...
Forum: Touring
03-25-23, 02:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By canalligators

Airlines used to sell boxes, is this no longer...

Airlines used to sell boxes, is this no longer so? I just arrived early ai Marseille, got two boxes from Air France and packed the tandem. But that was about 15 years ago.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-23, 09:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,625
Posted By canalligators

Well I have two folding Twentys. One is stock, a...

Well I have two folding Twentys. One is stock, a project or sale bike.

Pics are of the one I ride. Both are Coffee color....
03-03-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By canalligators

On close examination, it looks like the metal has...

On close examination, it looks like the metal has undergone a shearing tear. I would not use those bars, they are probably weakened and could break off completely. Especially so that you're not a...
02-24-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28,035
Views: 4,608,490
Posted By canalligators

I love riding my Tourist, but IMO rod brakes are...

I love riding my Tourist, but IMO rod brakes are inferior to a decent cable brake in almost every way imaginable.
02-23-23, 06:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,800
Posted By canalligators

My daughter is a physical therapist. She says...

My daughter is a physical therapist. She says that older men falling off a ladder and breaking both ankles is a common injury mode. ďBut Iíve been climbing ladders for fifty years!Ē

Iíve taken...
02-19-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,800
Posted By canalligators

I think it depends a lot on how you work best. I...

I think it depends a lot on how you work best. I like to get in project mode and peck away, systematically, until the project is done. It certainly is annoying to hit a snag. And if the only joy...
02-18-23, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28,035
Views: 4,608,490
Posted By canalligators

Here’s a story you might enjoy. I had an...

Here’s a story you might enjoy. I had an afternoon to kill in Eugene OR in August, so i rented a share bike and took a ride up the river trail. On the way back, i came across a woman on a trike who...
02-18-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By canalligators

It’s easy enough for your rear wheel to go out...

It’s easy enough for your rear wheel to go out sideways, especially on rutted packed snow. I would never ride with one studded tire. At my age (71), my bones break easier and take longer to heal.
02-17-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,449
Posted By canalligators

IMO, reducing bike weight below 20 pounds is...

IMO, reducing bike weight below 20 pounds is diminishing returns. Small performance improvement for big money. I personally don’t see the benefit, but my focus is on touring.

My only use for a...
02-14-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By canalligators

The street salt is still there, but it’s dry, so...

The street salt is still there, but it’s dry, so I can ride other bikes. I just rinse the tires and inside the fenders on return, with a spray bottle, Over the last few days, I’ve ridden my new...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,216
Posted By canalligators

In cool/cold weather, I use the three-layer...

In cool/cold weather, I use the three-layer system: base, insulator, shell. I made a table of which piece of clothing to wear, in which temperature range. This is in the very changeable Great Lakes...
02-13-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 518,734
Posted By canalligators

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride? Well,...

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Well, this 50+ rides: SWB recumbent. Road bike. Folding bike. Cruiser winter bike. Recumbent tandem. Crank Forward. Classic club bike. Rod brake...
02-11-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,302
Posted By canalligators

Back when Avid made V brakes, I bought two pair...

Back when Avid made V brakes, I bought two pair of Single Digit Ultimate brakes. They were CNC machined with a very techno look, had ball bearing pivots and all stainless hardware. I guess I could...
02-11-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By canalligators

I’m one of those who can’t really keep feet warm,...

I’m one of those who can’t really keep feet warm, or have to limit exposure time. Best solution I’ve found is Sorel felt lined boots, on flat pedals with grip studs. They work, and I prefer not to...
02-11-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,217
Posted By canalligators

I’m looking forward to no street salt. So all...

I’m looking forward to no street salt. So all the other bikes can come out to play.
02-11-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,783
Posted By canalligators

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Not a lot of winter in upstate NY either. Able to...
02-11-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By canalligators

Sounds like you have special requirements, so...

Sounds like you have special requirements, so your kit will be more extensive than most. My suggestions are 1. Take more compact tools. A multi tool would replace T allen, full size screwdrivers,...
02-10-23, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By canalligators

Thanks, that worked. It wasn’t obvious to me...

Thanks, that worked. It wasn’t obvious to me what “remember me” meant. My guess was it meant to keep me logged in, even if I leave the page. I guess it means to keep me logged in while on the page.
02-09-23, 10:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,040
Posted By canalligators

A properly adjusted AW will hold its adjustment,...

A properly adjusted AW will hold its adjustment, this is not a safety issue. And you can beat the living hell out of them.

As much as I love and respect the AW and FW, if youíre building a wheel...
02-06-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,302
Posted By canalligators

“Riding: It’s All Good”

“Riding: It’s All Good”
02-06-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By canalligators

This dad is lucky, very lucky. Not only is one...

This dad is lucky, very lucky. Not only is one of his kids a physical therapist, but both of them are cyclists with lots of shop experience! Christmas trees have been known to sprout accessories,...
02-24-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By canalligators

Still Chartreuse!

What a gorgeous color and condition! My International has long since lost its lovely paint color, but I have also turned it into a town or classic club bike. Mine is powder coated lime green, has...
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