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02-09-24, 07:03 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

Hold out for a glass one. You want to pour your...

Hold out for a glass one. You want to pour your juices and drippings hot and separate before the gravy making, and every plastic one I've seen gets crazed and cloudy if you do.
01-24-24, 11:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,383
Posted By tgot

Wherever the relationship is going, you'll get...

Wherever the relationship is going, you'll get there faster on a tandem!
01-16-24, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,899
Posted By tgot

Original owner of a (97ish?) Trek 2120, carbon...

Original owner of a (97ish?) Trek 2120, carbon fiber tubes bonded to Alu lugs and rear triangle.

No problems! But I ride a lot less than many here.

I do try to give it an inspection and wiggle....
01-07-24, 10:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,107
Posted By tgot

There is no need to touch the ground with your...

There is no need to touch the ground with your bum on the saddle. As you slow down, stand on the pedals and get yourself ahead of the saddle, so that you can put one foot at pedal-bottom to hold your...
01-05-24, 07:54 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 25,380
Posted By tgot

I'm out, but for a good reason: We're having our...

I'm out, but for a good reason: We're having our New Year's Eve family sleepover tonight, deferred because both families had COVID members at the end of Dec.
01-01-24, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By tgot

Awesome work. I'm jealous of your tools,...

Awesome work. I'm jealous of your tools, organization, space, and most of all motivation!...
Forum: Touring
12-13-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,199
Posted By tgot

Not sure it's a helpful guide, but my story: ...

Not sure it's a helpful guide, but my story:

I don't bike tour. It hasn't cracked the priorities with spouse, 3 kids, job, and limited vacation time. I live vicariously by dropping in on the...
12-09-23, 09:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,503
Posted By tgot

Things are getting serious!

Things are getting serious!
12-09-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,503
Posted By tgot

Finish any project. I have the ItalVega and...

Finish any project. I have the ItalVega and ProTour frames with some parts on, and I just seem daunted by cabling and tape, chain and adjustments, etc. to finish them. Worse, my Ironman has been out...
10-20-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

Centurion Road Bike - $250 (Oakland)

"Beautiful bike in good shape. Hasn’t been ridden in a while, but it has been stored indoors it’s whole life and needs a new rider."...
10-13-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

That looks from the picture to be a T100, not a...

That looks from the picture to be a T100, not a T1000 tandem. The T1000 has oversized aluminum tubes, and came later.
09-11-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,451
Posted By tgot

I need to up my milage and altitude, maybe try to...

I need to up my milage and altitude, maybe try to harbor pilot a Tourica leg next year.

Looks like a great trip!
08-20-23, 10:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,616
Posted By tgot

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08-06-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 25,380
Posted By tgot

Sorry I wasn't there to help keep the pace down,...

Sorry I wasn't there to help keep the pace down, which has been my role when I make it to the ride. I had family plans for the day, which fell through...at 9:45.
07-21-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,100
Posted By tgot

Pretty!

Pretty!
07-06-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By tgot

I did Dim Sum, bike, drink beer the other...

I did Dim Sum, bike, drink beer the other weekend, but none of it very quickly. Training?
06-15-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

Now it says $3000. They're holding an auction...

Now it says $3000. They're holding an auction apparently.
06-04-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

Emailed at 10:40am after seeing this, but wasn't...

Emailed at 10:40am after seeing this, but wasn't the first. The Seven was gone by 2pm. Did anyone here get it?
05-29-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,410
Posted By tgot

This. Well known us the cycling community. Feel...

This.
Well known us the cycling community. Feel free to quote us.
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05-29-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

I did not not know.

I did not not know.
05-22-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By tgot

You were robbed!

You were robbed!
05-13-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,824
Posted By tgot

See also W. Edwards Deming.

See also W. Edwards Deming.
05-09-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By tgot

I was at the Drs office and a nurse was taking...

I was at the Drs office and a nurse was taking vitals. She types into the chart, looks at me, and says "Not possible!"

"Excuse me?"

"Your chart lists 5' 11", but you're six feet. You can't be...
05-09-23, 10:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,300
Posted By tgot

Did you get the quick release properly tightened?...

Did you get the quick release properly tightened? That's an important basic, especially for the front wheel.
05-07-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

Tease!

Tease!
05-06-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 25,380
Posted By tgot

Thank you for representing!

Thank you for representing!
04-30-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,300
Posted By tgot

Also potentially contrarian: I have what used to...

Also potentially contrarian: I have what used to be called the "Nashbar Big Tool Kit", with basic versions of the most common bike tools. It was something like $40 (20 years ago), but has served me...
04-30-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,300
Posted By tgot

This thinking is how I have more partial bikes...

This thinking is how I have more partial bikes than working bikes.

Allow me to be a contrarian voice. Your bike probably does need all the things listed in the full teardown described above. But,...
04-24-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

Is "titanium" the color? Or is this a weird...

Is "titanium" the color? Or is this a weird bonded hybrid I hadn't heard about before?
04-24-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,780
Posted By tgot

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Loaded! Two bottles and the seat bag.

First Covid summer ('20,...
04-24-23, 07:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,346
Posted By tgot

Anecdote: I was talking to a friend; fit, 50s,...

Anecdote: I was talking to a friend; fit, 50s, lifelong runner and lifter. He has a new girlfriend, fit, triathlete. She suggested he get a road bike so that they could ride together sometimes. He...
04-06-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,885
Posted By tgot

Another vote for the kidback Stoker. Or...

Another vote for the kidback Stoker. Or equivalent. Nearly first ride, with my eldest, convincing the wife that this wasn't crazy:...
04-06-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By tgot

Are those slots deep enough to hold a cigarette...

Are those slots deep enough to hold a cigarette while you drink wine from the bidon?
04-05-23, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,400
Posted By tgot

She's real fine, my 409 My four, oooh, nine!

She's real fine, my 409

My four, oooh, nine!
03-30-23, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,819
Posted By tgot

I'm sad I'm not yet retired, and am vacation-low,...

I'm sad I'm not yet retired, and am vacation-low, and so can't join the Day1 Harbor Pilots.
02-12-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,702
Posted By tgot

Looks good! Can you make it back from the...

Looks good!

Can you make it back from the bagel shop without spilling the coffee on the SF hills?
02-03-23, 11:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,527
Posted By tgot

Don't use it as much as I thought...

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Stool
09-30-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By tgot

Congratulations!

Congratulations!
09-02-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 82,580
Views: 13,900,788
Posted By tgot

Everyone needs a partially assembled tandem in...

Everyone needs a partially assembled tandem in the shed. It helps with S-1.

Good luck!
08-09-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,076
Posted By tgot

Than you all for sharing your stories! Looks like...

Than you all for sharing your stories! Looks like a wonderful outing. A three day CC tour does sound like the sweet spot for travelling light.
07-11-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,693
Posted By tgot

No? More accurate would be 'nearly stationary',...

No? More accurate would be 'nearly stationary', because the spokes don't reach all the way to the ground.

But, if you put a stick between the spokes right at the bottom of the wheel, it wouldn't...
Forum: Touring
07-06-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By tgot

I have a Jandd Extreme front rack. Two...

I have a Jandd Extreme front rack.

Two grocery-bag panniers hung high or low (horizontal bars at two levels), and the top platform held the diaper bag and picnic blanket by Bungie.

It is...
06-11-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By tgot

A heartfelt "Hear, Hear" to the C&V appreciation....

A heartfelt "Hear, Hear" to the C&V appreciation.

I stumbled here, wondering on the web "What would it take to get the Ironman rolling properly?" The level of helpfulness, expertise, fun chat, and...
05-31-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,097
Posted By tgot

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05-21-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By tgot

Here's the rear support, between the dropouts. I...

Here's the rear support, between the dropouts. I used beefy lag bolts, because it is just friction that keeps this part from rotating.
...
Forum: Touring
05-09-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,999
Posted By tgot

Ready for a crazy idea, if you're still...

Ready for a crazy idea, if you're still considering improvised solutions?

Go to Goodwill and look at camera tripods, considering each leg as a pole. Aluminum tubing or extrusions that go from some...
05-07-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,612
Posted By tgot

I appreciate hearing all the stories and...

I appreciate hearing all the stories and discussion of Eroica, and of Cino. Thank you all for sharing them.

None of the accounts of this year's disorganization would deter me, although they would...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,125
Posted By tgot

Hard leather and family

Several prior posts mentioned family and hard leather....

My daughter asked about the Sella Anatomica I had started using. She pushed it with her finger, and asked, "Is that comfortable?"

I...
04-25-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,834
Posted By tgot

I've got the Thule hitch-mount two-arm bike...

I've got the Thule hitch-mount two-arm bike hanging rack, one of the few choices for 5 bikes. Getting all five on there with bars and pedals interleaved is a chore. It's a contact sport.

Once...
01-31-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 54,651
Posted By tgot

I'm spending more time on BikeForums.net.

I'm spending more time on BikeForums.net.
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