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Forum: Touring
04-24-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By ronzorini

I think that's a smart compromise...the Flagstaff...

I think that's a smart compromise...the Flagstaff Amtrak Station is a cool small depot and good place to start your journey. In less than a day, you'll be up camping in the pine trees around Sunset...
Forum: Touring
04-22-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By ronzorini

I did pretty much this exact tour a few years ago...

I did pretty much this exact tour a few years ago at the end of April. I encountered 100 plus degree temps in the desert and it was below freezing in the upper elevations. By the end of May, be...
12-29-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By ronzorini

Thanks TT_0, my wife deserves most of the credit!...

Thanks TT_0, my wife deserves most of the credit!

The clips are attached to the end of the cords and snap onto the side panel D-rings. (like the cherry photo above.) The cords are designed to...
12-29-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By ronzorini

TT_0 is correct. The cords/cord locks are...

TT_0 is correct. The cords/cord locks are included with the Boxy Bag. Our customer replaced the nylon cords with twine, probably to better match her retro handlebar wrap.

I've recently started...
Forum: Touring
11-19-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By ronzorini

Any reply from Jamis on this?

Any reply from Jamis on this?
11-04-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,568
Posted By ronzorini

FWIW, you can also buy a cut-off switch to make...

FWIW, you can also buy a cut-off switch to make life a little easier.
http://www.amazon.com/BATTERY-CUTOFF-SWITCH-BOAT-RACECAR/dp/B001HSBW74

I use my car once every 2-4 weeks. It sits outside so...
Forum: Touring
08-16-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,475
Posted By ronzorini

I was wondering how long it would take until...

I was wondering how long it would take until someone mentioned "Brawndo"! :thumb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbxq0IDqD04&feature=related
Forum: Touring
09-19-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,201
Posted By ronzorini

staehpj1, if I remember correctly, you toured...

staehpj1, if I remember correctly, you toured cross-country with your daughter and her friend?

Just a theory...

When I tour (or just ride) with my wife, the cars are definitely nicer to us than...
08-13-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,679
Posted By ronzorini

New Dia Compe levers for $11.88 over at Niagra...

New Dia Compe levers for $11.88 over at Niagra Cycle Works:
http://www.niagaracycle.com/product_info.php?products_id=1586
Forum: Touring
07-13-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By ronzorini

I haven't done it going north to south like Ken,...

I haven't done it going north to south like Ken, only northbound.

I can only add that it's very exciting riding on one of the busiest freeways in SoCal. Drivers will honk and yell out their...
Forum: Touring
07-13-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By ronzorini

I've always wanted to explore that area but never...

I've always wanted to explore that area but never had a chance. Here's some interesting San Gabriel Mtn tours:

On-road:
http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/wwood1.html

Off-road:...
06-19-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By ronzorini

Good route! One alternative to taking Carson St...

Good route! One alternative to taking Carson St (which can get a little busy):

Continue west on 223rd St. which turns into Plaza del Amo (after you pass Lowes).

In 1/2 mile, you'll come to a 5...
Forum: Touring
06-13-08, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By ronzorini

Camp Pendleton is pretty easy to access nowadays....

Camp Pendleton is pretty easy to access nowadays.

Here's Camp Pendleton info:
http://www.pendleton.usmc.mil/scout/archives/releases/baseadvise/cycle.asp

Mev's link is a good one. Here's...
Forum: Touring
06-06-08, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,397
Posted By ronzorini

Not everyone's cup of tea...but I took the most...

Not everyone's cup of tea...but I took the most direct route out of L.A. by taking parallel roads that sideskirt the 405 and 5 freeways up to Castaic. North of Castaic, it is legal to bike the 5...
Forum: Touring
06-03-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,018
Posted By ronzorini

Another smallish handlebar bag....

Another smallish handlebar bag. (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=600066&subcategory=60001002&brand=&sku=12253&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Handlebar%20Bags)
...
Forum: Touring
05-19-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By ronzorini

Good advice! Most 80's tourers were spaced at...

Good advice! Most 80's tourers were spaced at 126mm. Spreading to 130 is no big deal...from my experience, they pop right in with little effort and no cold setting. I've done this with a couple of...
Forum: Touring
05-12-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,225
Posted By ronzorini

For those of you that have ridden this route in...

For those of you that have ridden this route in the wintertime, are all the campgrounds (with the hiker/biker sites) open during that time of year?
Forum: Touring
05-09-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By ronzorini

Nicely done! I admire those vintage touring...

Nicely done! I admire those vintage touring bikes.

BTW, I really like your converted Hardrock. What brand of low rider/platform front rack is that? And where'd you get that black stem?
05-08-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By ronzorini

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for that link. It's...

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for that link. It's great that craftsmanship in America still exists.

Your friend seems like steadfast guy...kind of curmudgeonly, in a good way :beer:
04-23-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By ronzorini

Nice clean DIY! Instead of tossing those worn...

Nice clean DIY! Instead of tossing those worn grips into the trash you turned them into something functional and stylish. :beer:
Forum: Commuting
04-17-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,731
Posted By ronzorini

My sentiments exactly! A little late to the...

My sentiments exactly!

A little late to the party...just read all your strips. Keep up the good work!
Forum: Commuting
04-16-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,432
Posted By ronzorini

Axiom...

Axiom (http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=details&sku=RK6615) makes a cheap alternative.
Forum: Touring
04-15-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,410
Posted By ronzorini

A compromise is to sideskirt Hwy 41 for the first...

A compromise is to sideskirt Hwy 41 for the first half by taking backroads then hop on 41 during the second half of the trip.

Starting at Fresno, head north to Millerton Lake (there's a campground...
Forum: Touring
04-11-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,103
Posted By ronzorini

:beer: Love it! Thanks for those links. Finally a...

:beer: Love it! Thanks for those links. Finally a bike show I can relate to!!! :beer:
04-09-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,548
Posted By ronzorini

I would think so too, since there's no 1 through...

I would think so too, since there's no 1 through 5 markings indicated?

Anyway, here's a stupid question: I'm assuming I would have to buy a matching pair--L and R--for the front and rear...
Forum: Touring
04-05-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By ronzorini

Axiom makes an affordable $22.99 rack for those...

Axiom makes an affordable $22.99 rack for those bikes without rack mounts. I especially like the setback for more heel clearance. Also has that Tubus look.
...
Forum: Touring
04-02-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,867
Posted By ronzorini

Graphic designer for 20+ years... Re-born as...

Graphic designer for 20+ years...

Re-born as a bicycle bag maker (along with my wife).

Started out enjoying design as a "craft". Then came computers and staring at a screen all day. Now I'm...
Forum: Touring
03-21-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By ronzorini

Yea, round the world--almost 18,000 miles--ain't...

Yea, round the world--almost 18,000 miles--ain't nothin' to sneeze at! Good work, Tzuo...I hope you continue to share your knowledge here. :beer:
Forum: Touring
03-15-08, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By ronzorini

Basic B17 in black (what more do you need?:)) ...

Basic B17 in black (what more do you need?:))

$65 with free shipping

http://www.tullios.com/Brooks.htm
Forum: Touring
03-11-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,818
Posted By ronzorini

One of my favorites too! Understated, stealthy,...

One of my favorites too! Understated, stealthy, vintage, logoless, re-purposed...has all the qualities I admire.

All that's missing is a chrome sprung Brooks saddle :-)
03-04-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,982
Posted By ronzorini

I beg to differ :) ...

I beg to differ :)


http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s200/ronzorini/bike%20forums/Sevensamurai.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-04-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By ronzorini

What about a sprung Brooks? You get "just enough"...

What about a sprung Brooks? You get "just enough" cushioning in the tush without making things complicated. Just get a good rain cover...and fenders, unless you're going through the sticky stuff :)
Forum: Touring
03-04-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By ronzorini

Niles, any pics of your front set-up would be...

Niles, any pics of your front set-up would be much appreciated! Seems very creative!

I was wondering if having the front panniers that low causes any clearance problems. No scraping on the bottom...
03-01-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,554
Posted By ronzorini

+1 That's the only minor gripe I have with...

+1

That's the only minor gripe I have with all 4 of my Brooks saddles :)
Forum: Touring
02-24-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,380
Posted By ronzorini

Another option is the Performance Forté Fast City...

Another option is the Performance Forté Fast City ST/K MTB tire:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=2314&subcategory_ID=5425

I've found them to be a good compromise without...
02-23-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,927
Posted By ronzorini

Hey guys (and gals), Just a thought, but if...

Hey guys (and gals),

Just a thought, but if you decide on a group buy from Kucharik, I'd be happy to pick everything up and ship it out to the individual buyers at cost.

(But, I'll let somebody...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By ronzorini

^^^ ditto on the Wald baskets! My wife...

^^^
ditto on the Wald baskets!

My wife loves them. The only minor gripes is that it's heavy and the supplied clamps are pretty cheap, but have stayed tight using locktite. The clamps barely fit...
02-20-08, 09:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,643
Posted By ronzorini

I like your tidy workshop a lot...and I...

I like your tidy workshop a lot...and I especially like the Berthoud pannier hanging up on the wall! Nice finishing touch.
Forum: Touring
02-20-08, 01:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,786
Posted By ronzorini

I have the Expedition rear rack on both my 26"...

I have the Expedition rear rack on both my 26" mtb commuter and 700c touring bike. Fits fine on both.

The Extreme front mid-fork attachment doesn't have a wide range of adjustment. I had to use...
Forum: Touring
02-20-08, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By ronzorini

Good advice from everyone about bagging your...

Good advice from everyone about bagging your bike. And yes, I would really try to avoid rush hour with your bike.

I would bring a decent cable lock and not worry about it. Heck, I tour in America...
Forum: Touring
02-20-08, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By ronzorini

Yet another Fenix fan...got it thanks to the...

Yet another Fenix fan...got it thanks to the advice of the good people in the electronics forum! Not one bad thing to say about it. I especially like the strobe for twilight and foggy days.

I'm...
Forum: Touring
02-14-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,092
Posted By ronzorini

Thanks for that link! About the best writeup on...

Thanks for that link! About the best writeup on touring racks I've seen.

There's some "nice rack" (ahem) photos on there as well. (and we're not talking about Surly)
Forum: Touring
02-08-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By ronzorini

If you don't mind going south, San Clemente State...

If you don't mind going south, San Clemente State Beach makes a good overnight stop halfway from L.A. to San Diego. The train station is close by if you prefer to make it an overnighter and take the...
01-30-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,877
Posted By ronzorini

+1 Yea, it's interesting that they...

+1

Yea, it's interesting that they conveniently omitted this "detail" in their email announcement. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
01-27-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By ronzorini

^^^^ Do a search for the Fenix L2D Premium....

^^^^
Do a search for the Fenix L2D Premium. It's the best bang for the buck right now--lightweight, self contained, uses 2 AA batteries, approx. 2 hour runtime on turbo mode. I bought 2 along with...
Forum: Touring
01-26-08, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By ronzorini

I have the California edition, published in 2000....

I have the California edition, published in 2000.

Most of the routes are road and mtb day trip loops, averaging 5 to 30 miles.

Truthfully, I haven't used the book much. It really isn't geared...
Forum: Touring
01-22-08, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,516
Posted By ronzorini

I like your vintage bike...you'll be stylin' on...

I like your vintage bike...you'll be stylin' on your tour! Hey, you already have the leather saddle and barcons. Back in it's day, lots of tourists used similar setups and couldn't be...
Forum: Touring
01-22-08, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,052
Posted By ronzorini

Arctos, many thanks for that detailed route! ...

Arctos, many thanks for that detailed route!

To the OP, This thread got me motivated to order an out-of-print book called "Pacific Crest Bicycle Trail" by Bil Paul. I think it was last published...
Forum: Touring
01-19-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,670
Posted By ronzorini

I might be tempted to get cable just to see the...

I might be tempted to get cable just to see the show!:D
01-18-08, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By ronzorini

I've had bad luck using 0000 steel wool on chrome...

I've had bad luck using 0000 steel wool on chrome stays and forks. (Maybe I'm too heavy-handed.) It doesn't really scratch the chrome, but leaves a dull haze that can't be buffed out. (of course, if...
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