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05-13-23, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By greatbasin

I've been trying to find a general purpose...

I've been trying to find a general purpose sneaker that works but have not had much success. To date, the best I've found is a cycling-specific shoe, the Giro Rumble. I originally purchased these...
05-10-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By greatbasin

So the "How to" part was just totally...

So the "How to" part was just totally misleading.
05-06-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,156
Posted By greatbasin

His name is Randy Stone. The photographer Liz...

His name is Randy Stone. The photographer Liz Hafalia obtained his permission before publishing the photo on the Internet. It's been published on the Internet since it was taken March 11, 2013 --...
05-06-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,156
Posted By greatbasin

What is undignified about this person? Are you...

What is undignified about this person? Are you saying the photo is mockery or some of the comments on here?
05-05-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,302
Posted By greatbasin

Scofflaws! Danny MacAskill’s Postcard from San...

Scofflaws!
Danny MacAskill’s Postcard from San Francisco - YouTube

Is running legal on sidewalks? What about on rooftops? Is there a video for that?
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,761
Posted By greatbasin

I wouldn't hesitate to choose Rohloff or a pinion...

I wouldn't hesitate to choose Rohloff or a pinion gearbox if money was no object. For me, the wide range of gears would be a benefit, but much more so the ability to downshift at a stop. I realize...
11-11-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,142
Posted By greatbasin

This sounds like a legitimate concern, but I...

This sounds like a legitimate concern, but I think it depends on the risk of the activity. Do we need to set a good example by wearing helmets as pedestrians and while driving automobiles? Head...
11-04-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 21,434
Posted By greatbasin

Like share bikes, electric scooters, the Seqway,...

Like share bikes, electric scooters, the Seqway, and hoverboards. Fads. There was a big wave of them for a while and then they faded to a trickle. Skateboarding, on the other hand, has stuck...
11-03-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 21,434
Posted By greatbasin

e-Bikes are a doomed fad because riding one...

e-Bikes are a doomed fad because riding one doesn't proclaim social status or class.
Think carefully about that, because anyone employing a "status symbol" will almost certainly vehemently deny it...
Forum: Touring
10-18-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,730
Posted By greatbasin

The [steel] 720 was always better.

The [steel] 720 was always better.
08-29-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,193
Posted By greatbasin

A lack of intent doesn't make it an accident. ...

A lack of intent doesn't make it an accident. It's called negligence. What's more, there is a difference between sole negligence and gross negligence. Sole negligence is just carelessness or...
08-04-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,103
Posted By greatbasin

It's not clear from all the participants in this...

It's not clear from all the participants in this thread that the safe, intelligent, responsible and classy response to road rage is understood.

Make no eye contact with the enraged person or any...
07-28-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,899
Posted By greatbasin

What you needed for that experience was wool. ...

What you needed for that experience was wool.
Cotton is ideal for arid climates, which include hot and dry, and very cold and dry. It is the choice for the Arctic and Antarctic both (not as...
07-27-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,070
Posted By greatbasin

Your assessment sounds very subjective. There...

Your assessment sounds very subjective. There are objective criteria for bike fit that generally play out, like setting the seat-top to pedal-platform distance (along line of seat tube) about 109%...
07-27-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,899
Posted By greatbasin

Loose fitting cotton in light colors. You don't...

Loose fitting cotton in light colors.
You don't see people in the desert wearing Lycra to stay cool.
What Lycra does is perform best-as-possible for a low-drag garment.
If you want to dress for...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By greatbasin

She would have been able to get into the park for...

She would have been able to get into the park for free with the Every Kid Outdoors program for 4th graders: https://www.nationalparks.org/our-work/campaigns-initiatives/every-kid-outdoors
That...
07-24-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,785
Posted By greatbasin

Maybe this is just a troll, but if you're...

Maybe this is just a troll, but if you're serious, try boxer briefs. In a poly/spandex blend, they're not loose and they shouldn't bunch. If you want them with a chamois, the Souke brand offers that....
07-20-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,118
Posted By greatbasin

Is stepped butting better, or would it be better...

Is stepped butting better, or would it be better to have it conical?
Are internal splines (Miyata) better, or external fluting (Gilco)?
Do the tube ends need to be thicker (butted) for brazing into...
07-19-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By greatbasin

Update: I acquired some Rubyfluid SS flux. This...

Update: I acquired some Rubyfluid SS flux. This is a stainless-steel specific acid flux. I use this with acid-core silver solder (Fourney). I tried both my iron (Weller WES51) and a propane...
07-19-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,841
Posted By greatbasin

I would like to see more high-school cycling....

I would like to see more high-school cycling. People in high-school can be taught that cycling is not just the childish activity that they left behind as they graduate to motoring. They can be...
07-19-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,128
Posted By greatbasin

The steel frame is fine indeed, and there are a...

The steel frame is fine indeed, and there are a great many classic and vintage bicycles that are undeniably worthy. If you don't ride fast and are the least bit concerned about comfort, I second the...
07-18-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,692
Posted By greatbasin

If you're talking LBS inventory, then extinct,...

If you're talking LBS inventory, then extinct, yes. Online, the selection and availablity of unpopular parts like 27 inch tires has been growing and can be expected to grow. There is definitely no...
07-14-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,664
Posted By greatbasin

Cyclists are regarded as soft targets because...

Cyclists are regarded as soft targets because they rarely have any means to defend themselves, especially in California:...
07-14-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,193
Posted By greatbasin

I was discussing motorists striking cyclists with...

I was discussing motorists striking cyclists with my wife and my teen son who is about to start driving. I've taken my sons (the other is a year away from driving) cycle touring in both rural and...
07-13-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,957
Posted By greatbasin

They didn't lose anything. They don't have a...

They didn't lose anything. They don't have a small in stock and can't get one.
07-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,281
Posted By greatbasin

If you make the bicycle fit, then the frame was...

If you make the bicycle fit, then the frame was not a size too small or a size too large. Too large and too small are sizes where the stem, handlebars, and seatpost that you want to use do not...
07-12-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,821
Posted By greatbasin

So the conclusion is that the '92 on skinny...

So the conclusion is that the '92 on skinny little 23mm tires wasn't especially slower or even meaningfully slower at all than a new '22 road bike, but it was comparatively uncomfortable -- not...
07-08-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By greatbasin

In my state, bicycles are explicitly not...

In my state, bicycles are explicitly not vehicles, where "vehicle" has a specific legal definition. If they were "vehicles" then they would be subject to things like registration because it is...
07-06-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,950
Posted By greatbasin

Congratulations on expecting a child. I'm sure...

Congratulations on expecting a child. I'm sure you're excited about that. It does add a lot of responsibility. Conceiving a child isn't a great achievement, but raising one well certainly is....
07-01-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,187
Posted By greatbasin

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/dscn2513_3_1_copyc_1ae3bfad51f7ce2cf6f3e74afe530c710eede878.jpg

42 miles along the coast of Northern California with a Dawes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By greatbasin

You saved at least $7899.13

You saved at least $7899.13
06-30-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,153
Posted By greatbasin

Lights and Gadgets for Safety

I don't suppose "safety" is something that can just be purchased, but I think there are some accessories that contribute to visibility and address some of the needs to be safe, like lights and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By greatbasin

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This was the model of my first helmet. Bell. 1979. Pretty sure it was worth...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,922
Posted By greatbasin

Hate both. North Road FTW. They were widely...

Hate both. North Road FTW. They were widely referred to in the past as "tourist" bars.

I don't think they need to be very specific in design, but at least back-swept. Personally, I have North...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,449
Posted By greatbasin

Zinc oxide only. The other stuffs are endocrine...

Zinc oxide only. The other stuffs are endocrine disrupters that will make a man produce more estrogen.
I don't ride with any bare skin but the face, ears, and neck.
A full beard is protective but...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,452
Posted By greatbasin

It was Michael Faraday that first demonstrated...

It was Michael Faraday that first demonstrated the induction loop around 1831. Tesla wasn't even born until 1856.

In my state, and many others, according to the statutes, if a bicycle does not...
06-27-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By greatbasin

If you head out that way, you could go over...

If you head out that way, you could go over Skyline and ride Pescadero Creek road, Butano, Cloverdale, Gazos Creek. Those are all low-traffic roads. Some farther south: Empire Grade (good length to...
06-23-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By greatbasin

It's usually easier to cut through the thing it's...

It's usually easier to cut through the thing it's clamped to like a bike rack, sign or fence pole or whatever. Also, a grinder isn't the best tool for a Kryptonite. A hydraulic jack will pop them...
06-23-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,443
Posted By greatbasin

I didn't measure it. It's been measured by...

I didn't measure it. It's been measured by bridge authorities. With respect to the traffic noise, a quick search pulls up, "Golden Gate Bridge Traffic Noise -- you can't even talk to the person...
06-20-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,655
Posted By greatbasin

I'll fill half of one of those things just with...

I'll fill half of one of those things just with my returns.
06-20-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By greatbasin

This guy used a variation on the tailgate method...

This guy used a variation on the tailgate method for his trailer:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1655757694_d058cf6336f784367d66dbcfbc61eadf425e0b12.jpeg
06-20-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,401
Posted By greatbasin

I agree that decaf coffee often has too much...

I agree that decaf coffee often has too much caffeine for someone who wants to practically eliminate it from their intake. Some decafs have as much as 7mg per 8oz cup, but there are some Swiss water...
06-20-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,401
Posted By greatbasin

I was addicted to coffee, but couldn't see it or...

I was addicted to coffee, but couldn't see it or would deny it or that it mattered. I could see it in other people, and I don't just mean the people that make facetious remarks about their ravenous...
06-20-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By greatbasin

Rent a pickup truck or a cargo van as a second...

Rent a pickup truck or a cargo van as a second vehicle. They're only $19.95 a day in a lot of markets. If you don't have two drivers, rent something else that works for the whole shabang. For four...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,706
Posted By greatbasin

What bike is the rack going on and what will be...

What bike is the rack going on and what will be attached to the rack?

There are material differences. Topeak racks will be TIG-welded aluminum tubing. They're light and strong, but have less...
06-17-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,494
Posted By greatbasin

I'm not sure the OP is still around, or how much...

I'm not sure the OP is still around, or how much they're willing to pay for peddle transport for three kids. If I read the OP correctly, they're looking to transport twin infants and a five-year-old...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,834
Views: 2,638,974
Posted By greatbasin

Nice Dawes. Here's a Super Galaxy at Point Reyes,...

Nice Dawes. Here's a Super Galaxy at Point Reyes, California.

https://i.ibb.co/2nnqMhC/222.jpg (https://ibb.co/Gxx7Mp8)
To the left is my wife's Cannondale comfort bike. I put a beam rack and...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By greatbasin

I can recommend stainless steel by Berthoud. ...

I can recommend stainless steel by Berthoud.
The aluminum or brass by Honjo look good, but I have no experience with their durability.
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,238
Posted By greatbasin

There are 10 bikes listed all of which will do...

There are 10 bikes listed all of which will do the job. Remember Strongly-Held Beliefs, by Bob Lutz? Number 3 is, "There are no significant unfilled "Consumer Needs" in the U.S. car and truck...
Forum: Touring
06-08-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By greatbasin

Two or three nights is my kind of touring,...

Two or three nights is my kind of touring, camping every night or staying one night out of three in a hotel or hostel. I'm using a Low Saddle Longflap. As it is, the bottom is supported by the top...
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