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08-29-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,098
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: 80
Views: 2,650
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: 982
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: 1,014
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: 982
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: 514
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: 2,951
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: 62
Views: 2,063
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: 309
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: 2,101
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: 3,558
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: 835
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: 1,765
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: 2,098
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: 49
Views: 2,363
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: 48
Views: 2,074
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: 2,308
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: 623
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: 1,127
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: 1,697
Posted By greatbasin

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42 miles along the coast of Northern California with a Dawes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,048
Posted By greatbasin

You saved at least $7899.13

You saved at least $7899.13
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By greatbasin

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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: 1,568
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: 950
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: 4,527
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: 802
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: 965
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: 25
Views: 1,020
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: 143
Views: 3,516
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: 426
Posted By greatbasin

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

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

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06-20-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,584
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: 2,584
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: 426
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: 1,049
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: 786
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: 4,679
Views: 2,466,812
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: 623
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: 1,709
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: 899
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...
05-29-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,035
Posted By greatbasin

I have used a Red Shift shock stop stem. ...

I have used a Red Shift shock stop stem. Velo-Orange is just one parts seller that stocks an adapter so it will fit on an old quill-type stem....
05-27-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,110
Posted By greatbasin

Based on the research I've studied, I would be...

Based on the research I've studied, I would be better off spending the money on a helmet for inside the car.
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,123
Posted By greatbasin

I just bought a Neoair (Thermarest) (got the idea...

I just bought a Neoair (Thermarest) (got the idea from Staehpj1). I used the 20% off coupon REI sends out this time of year for their anniversary. No experience or review yet but I'm looking...
05-12-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,005
Posted By greatbasin

How much am I losing by using clip pedals?

I have some pedals, I think they're KKT and they have the Christophe cages and leather straps.
I want to know how great a disadvantage I would put myself at to use these with cycling shoes or...
05-11-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,600
Posted By greatbasin

I looked it up. It looks like the Eroica event...

I looked it up. It looks like the Eroica event registration is $150? For three days? I don't know what people expect for $50 a day, but a sandwich and wine sounds about right.
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By greatbasin

I'm not advising you as an expert, but as a...

I'm not advising you as an expert, but as a fellow beginner. I recently started this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1249089-get-started-touring-bike.html
I asked questions about touring...
Forum: Touring
04-29-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,994
Posted By greatbasin

I have carted with my dog and have real...

I have carted with my dog and have real experience with that. The original poster here, Jessy, you're desperate, but that doesn't change the fact you're also naïve and foolish. You can't justify...
Forum: Touring
04-15-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,721
Posted By greatbasin

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

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This is what I've got so far. I've got a lot of volume left in the rear...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,243
Posted By greatbasin

I think the width of the trike concerns me as...

I think the width of the trike concerns me as much as the visibility. It might just be a mental thing, but when I'm riding my bike, it seems like the cars and big trucks pass very close. When...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,243
Posted By greatbasin

I'm sure you're correct, but talk is cheap and...

I'm sure you're correct, but talk is cheap and touring bikes and all the accommodations fit to them are costly. It does make sense for me to ask questions and I profit when I take the answers into...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,243
Posted By greatbasin

First of all, the guy in the picture is clearly...

First of all, the guy in the picture is clearly and undeniably "hunched over." He may not be "extremely hunched over for riding a bicycle", but he is nowhere near upright with a vertical back. My...
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