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Forum: Touring
04-12-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 440
Posted By HelpSingularity

When I was a young man I could and did ride weeks...

When I was a young man I could and did ride weeks on end, doing a hundred miler every day. I could not help but just hammer all day, self contained, camp out, and do it again the next day. But I had...
04-08-24, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By HelpSingularity

When I use my roof rack I take 4 or 5 3x5 cards...

When I use my roof rack I take 4 or 5 3x5 cards and write "Bikes on Roof" on them.
Then I tape them to the rear view mirror, on the dashboard and anywhere else in my immediate field of vision.
In...
04-05-24, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,538
Posted By HelpSingularity

sweet! :love:

sweet!
:love:
03-31-24, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By HelpSingularity

Nothing wrong with the ISO 559 sized wheels.

Nothing wrong with the ISO 559 sized wheels.
Forum: Touring
03-31-24, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 991
Posted By HelpSingularity

I suffered through that same existential crisis...

I suffered through that same existential crisis myself when I was setting up a touring bicycle a few years ago.
Previously I had never left town without some kind of cycling shoe/pedal system, as I...
03-29-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 614
Posted By HelpSingularity

Loverly mixte, très kool, love it, I've always...

Loverly mixte, très kool, love it, I've always wanted a nice one in my size (me, 6 foot).
(please do not listen to me concerning the following statement. Stay away from the rabbit hole :innocent:)...
03-27-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By HelpSingularity

The problem as a layman (for me) was determining...

The problem as a layman (for me) was determining what was the proper course, surgery, radiation or observation.
Surgery is gnarly, but ending up like Mr Singleton is way gnarlier.
Even after the...
03-26-24, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By HelpSingularity

Dang, I'm 67, that hits a little too close to...

Dang, I'm 67, that hits a little too close to home.
His Wikipedia page says he passed from prostate cancer.
Make sure you guys (men) get your yearly check-ups.
I was treated for prostate cancer...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,249
Posted By HelpSingularity

I admit it: I'm a sucker for a pretty face. ...

I admit it: I'm a sucker for a pretty face.
When I see a classic ride with a near pristine finish and good overall condition, and it's a bike I've always admired, boom, valuations out the window.
I...
03-20-24, 10:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,463
Posted By HelpSingularity

I'm with you 100%. I just can't seem to hardly...

I'm with you 100%. I just can't seem to hardly wear out any of my cartridge BBs (mostly Shimano, some Tange, some no name).
But in my old age I don't get a lot of joy from anything (poor me) except...
03-19-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,006
Posted By HelpSingularity

After over 50 years of purchasing and using...

After over 50 years of purchasing and using bicycle tires (including Clement Seta, Extra Seta, Campionato del Mondo Seta and all sorts of wired-on tires over the decades) I tell anyone (who will...
03-19-24, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,099
Posted By HelpSingularity

With any luck the next step we will be seeing...

With any luck the next step we will be seeing them on the Bike forums pontificating on the proper way to lube a chain.
:lol:
03-19-24, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,099
Posted By HelpSingularity

Big mega plus on taking off pedals, lower seat,...

Big mega plus on taking off pedals, lower seat, and stride away on a flat parking lot.
They will figure it out in minutes.
This is life changing,
I am very excited for the newbie!!
Forum: Touring
03-10-24, 03:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,486
Posted By HelpSingularity

Great idea to purchase a mattress bag from a...

Great idea to purchase a mattress bag from a Uhaul moving place (in the U.S.) to put your bicycle in.
02-19-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By HelpSingularity

Preach, brother! :thumb:

Preach, brother! :thumb:
02-18-24, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By HelpSingularity

Just a bit off topic. Believe it or not, people...

Just a bit off topic.
Believe it or not, people forget very quickly that they have bicycles on the roof of their car. My solution is to have 3, 4 or more 3 x 5 cards, with something scribbled on...
02-18-24, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By HelpSingularity

Dear OP You are not having "bad luck" with...

Dear OP
You are not having "bad luck" with bicycle tires and tubes. You are purchasing the absolute cheapest products possible. And then you are wondering why they don't last, luck has absolutely...
02-17-24, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By HelpSingularity

At least the first two images show very...

At least the first two images show very inexpensive tires. IME they literally will fall apart, they will do exactly what you are experiencing. There is a reason why some tires are $10 and some are...
Forum: Touring
02-07-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,299
Posted By HelpSingularity

One more thing I forgot: I asked the ticket...

One more thing I forgot: I asked the ticket person at the Amtrak station in San Diego what the deal was with folding bicycles.
She said just fold it up and you can do whatever, and go wherever you...
Forum: Touring
02-07-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,299
Posted By HelpSingularity

I don't know if I understand the problem but here...

I don't know if I understand the problem but here is one data point.
I regularly take Amtrak between San Diego, Ca and Redding, Ca., through the California Central Valley, with my bicycle, both...
02-04-24, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By HelpSingularity

I had the same issue. I built up some 650b...

I had the same issue.
I built up some 650b wheels and was able to go to 32 mm wide tires.
This is where 650b rims really shine since I was able to use fenders and wide tires on the same, older...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By HelpSingularity

My experience, like John Flores', from back in...

My experience, like John Flores', from back in the day, was a bike, loaded for bear, (meaning loaded with gear for a self contained tour, panniers and such) and a kickstand did not play well...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-24, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By HelpSingularity

It was more a question of which, if any kickstand...

It was more a question of which, if any kickstand works very well with a loaded down BikeFriday, not really where one could install a kickstand. I know from my youth that the traditional kickstand...
01-10-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,071
Posted By HelpSingularity

I want to mention that Cambria is next to one of...

I want to mention that Cambria is next to one of the premier, beautiful coasts of the nation.
The coast really is a jewel with minimal development.
I certainly can see why one would want to host an...
01-08-24, 08:43 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,071
Posted By HelpSingularity

I can assure you that it was not "packed with...

I can assure you that it was not "packed with spoiled rich people". Everybody I talked to and interacted with were all very nice, personable and a true joy to be around. There was not a hint of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-24, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By HelpSingularity

Kickstand for BikeFriday

I recently purchased a new BikeFriday Diamond Llama.
Use cases include jra and loaded (to the gills) touring.
I was wondering if anyone has experience and can recommend a kickstand or a solution to...
01-08-24, 03:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,071
Posted By HelpSingularity

For me the main reason is it is 2250 miles from...

For me the main reason is it is 2250 miles from San Diego, which is a chunk of change in my book.
My guess is that a fair chunk of west coasters kinda think the same.
Otherwise I would LOVE to (and...
01-08-24, 02:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,071
Posted By HelpSingularity

That is just so sad. The Cambria event was just...

That is just so sad.
The Cambria event was just the coolest thing ever.
Great venue, nice vendors, fantastic people and so many oh so cool two wheelers.
I am so glad I was able to attend last year.
Forum: Touring
11-25-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,150
Posted By HelpSingularity

In my experience a low rider front rack and load...

In my experience a low rider front rack and load (light or not so light) sweetens up the ride. The bicycle will be more balanced. Put the contents of the rear rack bag up front and you have less...
09-22-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By HelpSingularity

southpier...

southpier (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/southpier-255652.html), thanks for the notification.
It's neat to see some of the folks behind some of my favorite things
signed,
a certified Nitto...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By HelpSingularity

hey seat_boy I just picked up a Diamond Llama a...

hey seat_boy
I just picked up a Diamond Llama a few days ago. I've only had to adjust the F&R hubs because they were way too tight.
But in the far future when it's time for new cables I probably...
Forum: Touring
07-19-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,403
Posted By HelpSingularity

I stumbled across a '92 Trek 750 Multitrack. It...

I stumbled across a '92 Trek 750 Multitrack.
It is a so-called "hybrid".
Double butted chrome-moly f&f, can fit up to 42-622 or so tires, 38s easy with fenders, triple crank, cantilever brakes.
I...
07-19-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By HelpSingularity

I stayed in Bakersfield, CA (I know,:roflmao2:)...

I stayed in Bakersfield, CA (I know,:roflmao2:) for a couple of years.
After wrestling with goathead thorns for a while I purchased "Slime" and put it in my tubes (removable presta valve core)....
07-17-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
Posted By HelpSingularity

My guess is that it is the break/brake, etc....

My guess is that it is the break/brake, etc. thing in general.
Since I do a lot of my internet browsing on bicycle related sites I see those misnomers quite often, like distressingly often.
I often...
07-17-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
Posted By HelpSingularity

I don't know why but that breaks/brakes spelling...

I don't know why but that breaks/brakes spelling always bugs the heck out of me.
It must be my old age manifesting itself. :)
07-04-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By HelpSingularity

Plus 1 on the "Rema Tip Top" brand patches. I...

Plus 1 on the "Rema Tip Top" brand patches.
I would also recommend purchasing a can of '"Rubber Cement" for patching tubes'. I have a can of "Slime" brand that I purchased from the GiantMart for...
07-04-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,553
Posted By HelpSingularity

This guy patches! :thumb:

This guy patches! :thumb:
Forum: Touring
06-24-23, 11:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,403
Posted By HelpSingularity

I can almost guarantee that all of the SON hubs...

I can almost guarantee that all of the SON hubs made it with no issues.
I've had mine (the original "soup can" model) for over 20 years (most of the time in the damp Puget Sound area) on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 16,622
Posted By HelpSingularity

Here is a nice and balanced article on the...

Here is a nice and balanced article on the subject from Rodriguez Bicyclez in Seattle (they know a thing or two about brakes):

https://www.rodbikes.com/articles/disco-fever/disco-fever.html
06-21-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By HelpSingularity

I like your rig, setup, very nice.

I like your rig, setup, very nice.
06-21-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,322
Posted By HelpSingularity

That thing is just so darn beautiful! :love:

That thing is just so darn beautiful!

:love:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,666
Posted By HelpSingularity

Glug, glug, glug I love lugs But fillet...

Glug, glug, glug I love lugs

But fillet brazed is cool too!

:lol:
06-18-23, 01:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,306
Posted By HelpSingularity

I don't know, I've made some great pen pals from...

I don't know, I've made some great pen pals from Dubai and elsewhere from these links.





/s
06-16-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By HelpSingularity

First, rereading my post it appears I'm coming...

First, rereading my post it appears I'm coming off a little harsh, I didn't mean to be that abrupt, so please accept my apologies!




I hear what you're saying. But in my wheeling dealing I...
06-16-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,662
Posted By HelpSingularity

When I see the "...at your own risk" it is party...

When I see the "...at your own risk" it is party on for me. :lol:
06-16-23, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By HelpSingularity

So what if it's low endish and nothing special....

So what if it's low endish and nothing special. The stuff totally works well and does the job with a little maintenance. It's a rider.
:thumb:
06-16-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,457
Posted By HelpSingularity

Nice bike, for what it is, amazing shape for that...

Nice bike, for what it is, amazing shape for that vintage shed find.
Just a quick point of reference, that is not a bike that has been in a damp shed. That is a bike that has been stored in the...
06-16-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,959
Posted By HelpSingularity

I think that nice policeman needs to chill a...

I think that nice policeman needs to chill a little bit.
06-15-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By HelpSingularity

If you have never worked on a bicycle before...

If you have never worked on a bicycle before there is a bit of a learning curve, but totally doable with YouTube.
Technically a 30 year old bicycle is obsolete, but there are millions and millions...
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