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05-10-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Bug Shield

Look at the under side of the saddle and see if...

Look at the under side of the saddle and see if the rivet is starting to pull through. You can try to tighten it up as noted above but IMHO the steel rivets on Brooks saddles are pretty weak and...
05-10-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 953,520
Posted By Bug Shield

Oh, I see. curbtender had embeded the photos...

Oh, I see. curbtender had embeded the photos from this post for landster. Maybe you can PM landster, @Oldsteeler? (javascript:void(0))
05-10-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 953,520
Posted By Bug Shield

Post 1777:...

Post 1777: https://www.bikeforums.net/19785429-post1777.html



Post 1778: https://www.bikeforums.net/19785430-post1778.html



Maybe this is easier?
05-10-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 953,520
Posted By Bug Shield

Here's are some direct links since I had to go...

Here's are some direct links since I had to go have a look: https://www.bikeforums.net/19785429-post1777.html and https://www.bikeforums.net/19785430-post1778.html
04-24-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,719
Posted By Bug Shield

In the vehicles that have enough space I mount a...

In the vehicles that have enough space I mount a Saris triple-track mounting plate (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BTA6NG/) and fork mount to that. Front racks and fenders can be problematic...
04-22-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 956
Posted By Bug Shield

Hi, Steve. Do you lock your bike while parked...

Hi, Steve. Do you lock your bike while parked like this and if so, how? Long cable or chain? I park beside this type of rack so that I can catch the chainstays or seatstays with a u-lock but that...
04-22-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 956
Posted By Bug Shield

I am happy to report that the vast majority of...

I am happy to report that the vast majority of our family groceries arrive by bike these days.

Here's my 1983 Nishiki Seral touring bike with a four-pannier load.

...
04-22-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 956
Posted By Bug Shield

What bag is that in your BOB trailer? I towed a...

What bag is that in your BOB trailer? I towed a BOB on a long tour years ago and have rarely used the trailer since... but I use the original BOB bag to hold our camping equipment and it gets out...
04-18-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 10,580
Posted By Bug Shield

This sounds like fun and my wife has decided she...

This sounds like fun and my wife has decided she needs another bike but I wonder if you will allow us to call the pictured bike Classic or Vintage for the purpose of the contest?

...
04-16-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 69,029
Views: 11,153,195
Posted By Bug Shield

58cm Miyata 1000 in Tucson -- $700

Saw this on Craigslist and thought someone might appreciate it.

...
04-14-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Bug Shield

My lightweight steel touring bike carries 40lbs...

My lightweight steel touring bike carries 40lbs easily in four panniers but starts getting noodley at 50lbs and beyond. My mountain bike and tandem can each handle about 10lbs more before getting...
Forum: Touring
03-18-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,390
Posted By Bug Shield

I'm late to the thread but I can't let this...

I'm late to the thread but I can't let this misinformation be the final word.

I run Logo and Vega EVO racks front/rear my ECR with 29x3.0 tires on 45mm wide rims.

The Duo would also work up...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bug Shield

I bought a top-end Specialized M4 in 1999 with...

I bought a top-end Specialized M4 in 1999 with less of a dent in the top tube from a Specialized dealer. I paid about 33% of retail, rode it many thousand miles, and the frame was warrantied by...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bug Shield

I REALLY enjoy having a frame bag on my bike. It...

I REALLY enjoy having a frame bag on my bike. It handles weight well and is accessible while riding. They are a bigger benefit in a big frame than a small one.

A rear rack with trunk/panniers is...
02-18-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bug Shield

I carry the Topeak chain tool for the Ratchet...

I carry the Topeak chain tool for the Ratchet Rocket RX: https://www.freedombikeshop.com/product/topeak-chain-tool-for-ratchet-rocket-rx-62916-1.htm

I use the Ratchet Rocket with a 5mm bit as the...
02-11-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,092
Posted By Bug Shield

Unless you are strictly a collector, this is only...

Unless you are strictly a collector, this is only one side of the balance sheet!

A ridden bike provides value to you in the form of exercise and health. To the extent that you ride rather than...
01-27-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 953,520
Posted By Bug Shield

That headbadge is cool and seems to hearken back...

That headbadge is cool and seems to hearken back to the abandoned American Eagle name.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By Bug Shield

I've enjoyed a few fiddleheads from trailside...

I've enjoyed a few fiddleheads from trailside ferns and make a bit of a point of getting water from springs when available.
01-13-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 953,520
Posted By Bug Shield

Nishiki Seral SN KC23796

Thank you, T-Mar, for your work on this.

Here's the Nishiki Seral I picked up off Facebook Marketplace this week. If I've decoded the serial number correctly it is of 1983 manufacture. It's 62cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By Bug Shield

I also run and love frame bags. My first was an...

I also run and love frame bags. My first was an off-the-shelf Revelate bag semi-custom fit to my Surly ECR. It also did not go all the way to the bottom of the triangle and I was similarly...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,380
Posted By Bug Shield

When I had a larger laptop, I carried it in an...

When I had a larger laptop, I carried it in an Arkel Briefcase. That item seems to have been replaced by this one: https://www.arkel-od.com/briefcase-laptop-bag/

Later, with a smaller laptop, I...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Bug Shield

I dunno about all but my favorite LBS often...

I dunno about all but my favorite LBS often customizes new bikes and has the resulting pile of cast-offs. I've bought things out of it and I've been given things out of it.
10-17-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,265
Posted By Bug Shield

Did you pay with a credit card? Maybe the card...

Did you pay with a credit card? Maybe the card issuer can help you out?
10-15-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By Bug Shield

Arm warmers! Pair them with a cycling vest and...

Arm warmers! Pair them with a cycling vest and you'll have a very versatile combination. Enjoy!
10-12-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,877
Posted By Bug Shield

I rode a bakfiets with a passenger in the bucket...

I rode a bakfiets with a passenger in the bucket when I visited Amsterdam and was very impressed by how well the loaded bike handled.
05-19-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,038
Posted By Bug Shield

Unless you have reasons you want to drive again,...

Unless you have reasons you want to drive again, why not Uber for your niece? It would save you a pile of time and money but give you her less exposure to you.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,954
Posted By Bug Shield

I have an old Trek Interchange rack and trunk bag...

I have an old Trek Interchange rack and trunk bag that snap together perfectly but I don't know if all Trek racks are Interchange compatible, ever were compatible, or if the Interchange system is...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,971
Posted By Bug Shield

My phone most often rides in my frame bag. Frame...

My phone most often rides in my frame bag. Frame bags are awesome!
Forum: Commuting
06-15-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,785
Posted By Bug Shield

Could be dangerous to your marriage too! My wife...

Could be dangerous to your marriage too! My wife has been caught with me in a couple hailstorms and does not find it nearly as entertaining as I do! Somehow this is always through some fault of...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,622
Posted By Bug Shield

Quick Stick, in the rare case that my fingers are...

Quick Stick, in the rare case that my fingers are not up to the job. I'm really shocked to see that Quick Stick is not very popular in this thread.
06-03-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,548
Posted By Bug Shield

REI is a poor substitute for a LBS but I have had...

REI is a poor substitute for a LBS but I have had some success buying water filters and stove fuel there.

I have often visited an REI 3-hours away only to be told that I can order what they don't...
Forum: Touring
06-01-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,933
Posted By Bug Shield

I mostly take a fatalistic approach and keep...

I mostly take a fatalistic approach and keep riding though I have taken shelter at underpasses, porches, etc. when available. Here in the desert southwest I fear large hail as much as lightning as...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,985
Posted By Bug Shield

I'm surprised you were still anywhere near the...

I'm surprised you were still anywhere near the truck as it merged. I always try to be to the first to the other side of the intersection if I'm in the queue when the light turns green and trucks...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,558
Posted By Bug Shield

PS. Lately my wife and I are commuting on our...

PS. Lately my wife and I are commuting on our full suspension tandem mountain bike and even though the bike has three bikepacking frame bags, I totally miss the rack/panniers of my regular commuter.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,558
Posted By Bug Shield

For me it's rack/panniers all the way. Some...

For me it's rack/panniers all the way.

Some panniers are easier to remove than others and that might be a factor depending on where you park your bike.

I am frankly shocked how many people...
Forum: Touring
02-11-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,696
Posted By Bug Shield

For what it's worth, my Surly ECR is a...

For what it's worth, my Surly ECR is a bikepacking rig on the weekends and (partially offroad) commuter on weekdays. I have both Logo and Vega racks for it, sometimes misusing the Vega up front...
Forum: Touring
08-07-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,622
Posted By Bug Shield

My friends in the bikepacking endurance races...

My friends in the bikepacking endurance races often use the SOL Escape Bivy as their _planned_ shelter so I'd say that's a pretty good endorsement. ...
Forum: Touring
08-05-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,511
Posted By Bug Shield

The flip side of this argument is that I don't...

The flip side of this argument is that I don't give my headlamp wiring a second thought as I brush bushes on the trail but have seen external wiring destroyed by same.
Forum: Touring
08-05-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,511
Posted By Bug Shield

I have several thousand miles on my mountain bike...

I have several thousand miles on my mountain bike with a somewhat similar setup -- Didn't have to drill my fork vent to route the wire through the fork, drilled the steerer tube 1/8", and drilled my...
10-01-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,274
Posted By Bug Shield

A bike is my preferred backup vehicle. I've...

A bike is my preferred backup vehicle. I've ridden home from three-mechanical failures and once because the keys were locked in the car. I tend to use a POS as my mountain bike hauler and I guess...
08-30-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,574
Posted By Bug Shield

My next tandem will likely be single-side drive...

My next tandem will likely be single-side drive in the hope of reducing stoker BB flex.
08-22-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Bug Shield

I like the no BS approach to reporting the bike...

I like the no BS approach to reporting the bike facilities as seen on the Edinburgh Castle (http://tourism.transformscotland.org.uk/edinburgh-castle/) page.

"Nearest cycle parking Absolutely no...
08-22-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Bug Shield

Car-Free Tourisim Promoted in Scotland

Mother Nature Network (http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/how-scotland-championing-car-free-tourism) reports that Scotland is promoting car-free tourism via transformscotland.org.uk.
...
Forum: Southwest
08-21-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bug Shield

Andy Gilmour in Tucson seems to have a good...

Andy Gilmour in Tucson seems to have a good reputation. I'd travel to see him about something like that. Coconino Cycles in Flag seems to build quite a few also and be well respected though I don't...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,866
Posted By Bug Shield

Yes! A single-speed replaced my geared commuter...

Yes! A single-speed replaced my geared commuter and has not significantly lengthened my commute. If you have a case of upgradeitis put a dynohub and light on your bike and find it twice as useful....
Forum: Touring
08-15-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By Bug Shield

I toured with a double back when I was young and...

I toured with a double back when I was young and foolish.




Now that I'm enlightened, I run single-speed.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,757
Posted By Bug Shield

Upsides: Good shoulder, rumble-strip, scenic. ...

Upsides: Good shoulder, rumble-strip, scenic.

Downsides: Traffic is doing at least 65mph, dog encounters are frequent, the prevailing wind is a quartering headwind.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,080
Posted By Bug Shield

2:15 to 2:30/day depending on afternoon wind. I...

2:15 to 2:30/day depending on afternoon wind. I figure that I need an extra half-hour of sleep for every hour I ride. If I don't get that, it wears me down after a few days.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By Bug Shield

How long would it take to bike the whole...

How long would it take to bike the whole distance? Maybe not out of the realm of possibility?
08-02-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,720
Posted By Bug Shield

I run with several gadgets but also like...

I run with several gadgets but also like simplicity and elegance. My most ridden bikes are single-speed but one has a dynamo with head and taillamp that I usually run even during the day. Also on...
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