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05-02-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,983
Posted By DangerousDanR

Nope. It is what happens when you form emotional...

Nope. It is what happens when you form emotional attachments to inanimate objects.

A Chevy Chevette that "got 55 to 60 mpg with a carbureted car!" Not likely. My mum's got mid 20's being...
04-25-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,818
Posted By DangerousDanR

The simple answer is found in this little ditty...

The simple answer is found in this little ditty that one of my kids brought home from summer camp:

"Black socks, they never get dirty
The more that you wear them, the blacker they get
Sometimes...
04-21-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,124
Posted By DangerousDanR

Not all sirens are the same... When I was riding...

Not all sirens are the same... When I was riding in the back seat of the bus, our bus had a nice electronic noise maker connected to the PA system. Not all that loud: we could go over the call in...
04-16-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,011
Posted By DangerousDanR

We carry a Tatico on the tandem, and I have...

We carry a Tatico on the tandem, and I have another one for my solo bike. And in case you have been eating Tarantula or Snake, a Tatico can do double duty as a defense baton when a dog attacks you.
04-11-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,613
Posted By DangerousDanR

Sorry to be such a jerk, but the video posted by...

Sorry to be such a jerk, but the video posted by Hypno Toad is not the Lock Picking Lawyer. LPL started his review by pointing out that Ti is relatively easy to cut, but because the lock is $100, he...
04-10-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had four suspension forks which I store in...

I have had four suspension forks which I store in my unheated garage. The temperatures here are similar to southern Manitoba, so it will get down to -30C inside the garage a few times a year but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am 6'3" and I have very large thighs. Last year...

I am 6'3" and I have very large thighs. Last year I bought a pair of bibs from Fat Lad at the Back. I followed their size chart and they became my favorite bibs on the first ride.

Their sizes run...
03-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,848
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a wheel fail with multiple cracked...

I have had a wheel fail with multiple cracked spoke holes... On our tandem. The cracks had gone from being not visible to major in about 20 miles.

We did not crash. We stopped immediately when we...
03-24-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,034
Posted By DangerousDanR

Fat bike for snow and fun. Hard tail for...

Fat bike for snow and fun.

Hard tail for summer off road and fun.

Ritchey solo breakaway for travel when Mrs Dan isn't planning on riding and for fun.

Ritchey tandem breakaway for touring...
03-16-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,253
Posted By DangerousDanR

I had the exciting experience of watching a...

I had the exciting experience of watching a driver run into one of our fire engines. They almost hit one crew member, and he was wearing black and yellow stripe fire gear.

Yes, we had the top...
03-15-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a similar experience, except we were...

I have had a similar experience, except we were going 45 MPH (on my electronic speedometer) on a 10% hill when we needed to stop quickly.

Both rotors were smoking hot. If you had fade from...
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am dealing with an Achilles Tendon issue right...

I am dealing with an Achilles Tendon issue right at this moment. Diagnosis started with an Ultrasound which indicated a tear. The MRI showed no tear, rather a severe inflammation and bone spurs in my...
03-05-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By DangerousDanR

Yes. See someone who can take an MRI of that...

Yes. See someone who can take an MRI of that knee and tell you what the issue is. Nobody can tell you what is injured without an accurate image of the inside of your knee.
03-05-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,531
Posted By DangerousDanR

We had Schwalbe Marathons on the tandem. Swapped...

We had Schwalbe Marathons on the tandem. Swapped them out for Continental GP5000 TL when I switched to tubeless compatible rims. Both are "good" tires. The Schwalbe are "puncture resistant" and will...
02-28-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,344
Posted By DangerousDanR

It is funny unless you have worked with an...

It is funny unless you have worked with an engineer who did that kind of crap!
02-18-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,325
Posted By DangerousDanR

That's close to what we did in the Fire...

That's close to what we did in the Fire Department I was with. If you have a medical condition it is best to wear a bracelet indicating the condition.

So for example, if someone is unconscious and...
Forum: Touring
02-17-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By DangerousDanR

When we first started touring on the tandem we...

When we first started touring on the tandem we ran 700x38c Marathons. We did three tours in Scotland, oftentimes riding in the rain, and we had no issues. They are a good tire.

Switched to...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,482
Posted By DangerousDanR

Do you expect to fly to get to any of these...

Do you expect to fly to get to any of these trails? If the answer is "yes", then you need to consider a coupled bike like a Ritchey Outback Breakaway. Our breakaway tandem has flown in a 12 passenger...
02-16-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,928
Posted By DangerousDanR

From the Houston Chronical:...

From the Houston Chronical: (https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/transportation/article/kent-wosepka-death-bike-crash-liberty-county-16710611.php)Weaver told troopers investigating the crash...
Forum: Touring
02-14-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,434
Posted By DangerousDanR

My wife and I have toured The Outer Hebrides,...

My wife and I have toured The Outer Hebrides, Skye, and Shetland and we either used a cheap Masterlock ritual cable or we didn't lock it at all. I had read that people in those parts of the world...
02-09-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,278
Posted By DangerousDanR

Can you give a source for those, please. I have...

Can you give a source for those, please. I have been looking and haven't found any.
02-08-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,172
Posted By DangerousDanR

When I was in Highschool I worked on a...

When I was in Highschool I worked on a neighboring farm. We drove hay about a mile right up the highway. We went 15 in a 55. And we did it because driving the hay through the adjacent pasture was a...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,059
Posted By DangerousDanR

Since you will be in the area, you might want to...

Since you will be in the area, you might want to take a look at Lake Itasca. It is considered to be the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and it is quite beautiful.We mostly ride west of the...
Forum: Touring
01-28-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have a Google Fi phone, so I have cell service...

I have a Google Fi phone, so I have cell service in Canada. Several years ago my wife and I had a truly weird experience that our daughter in the US could call us, but we could not call back. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,924
Posted By DangerousDanR

https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money ...

https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money
From your version of events you got stiffed. Do you see the link above? Yes you can file a claim on line. For a claim of 2000GBP the court fee is 100...
01-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,148
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have never had an insect sting me inside my...

I have never had an insect sting me inside my helmet, but plenty of bites elsewhere. We had so much trouble with the Wee Midgies when we have ridden in Scotland. They are everywhere and they are...
01-17-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By DangerousDanR

I think you need to know that the World Bollard...

I think you need to know that the World Bollard Association is a bit of tongue in cheek humor.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/world-bollard-association

Also, it seems to me that if a...
01-17-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By DangerousDanR

We saw these a lot in France, mostly around...

We saw these a lot in France, mostly around ancient city centers. They were all in places where the speed limit was maybe 25 Km/Hr. They retract into the ground to allow limited access. This one is...
01-07-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,407
Posted By DangerousDanR

Questionable awards do happen and they give...

Questionable awards do happen and they give traction to myths like warnings against stopping a chainsaw chain with your hand.. But you will find a warning that the saw chain can cut you even when it...
12-29-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,003
Posted By DangerousDanR

​​​​​​My Ritchey Breakaway is a 60 cm top tube...

​​​​​​My Ritchey Breakaway is a 60 cm top tube with a 130 cm stem and my Lynskey R.350 is a 61 cm top tube with a 120 cm stem. Both have alloy bars. The Lynskey has a carbon seatpost, while the...
12-20-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,597
Posted By DangerousDanR

You have got to be kidding me! Thanks to the...

You have got to be kidding me! Thanks to the wonders of a TBI my hearing is a mess. I should not walk on the MUP? Maybe the solution is that everyone needs to use common courtesy?
12-16-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,275
Posted By DangerousDanR

I find that the bike that gets the most attention...

I find that the bike that gets the most attention is my only carbon fiber bike; the ICAN Fat Bike. No ugly decoration, just a matte carbon frame, wheels, and handlebars. Add in the 4.8 inch tires...
12-14-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,210
Posted By DangerousDanR

I ride with "Cyclemeter", and even as cheap as I...

I ride with "Cyclemeter", and even as cheap as I am I have the paid version for about $10 a year.

The app keeps my wife up to date on my location and speed. And it keeps the phone open and...
12-14-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By DangerousDanR

We have had two flats in about 6,000 miles...

We have had two flats in about 6,000 miles running Schwalbe Marathon 700X37C with tubes on the tandem. Both were pinch flats, so if we had been running tubeless they would not have happened. One...
12-13-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,210
Posted By DangerousDanR

I spent 10 years as a firefighter / medic. If a...

I spent 10 years as a firefighter / medic. If a patient was unconscious the last thing I would want to do is to try and contact someone to get a bunch of information that is of limited value in the...
12-07-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By DangerousDanR

Stuart: thanks for the input. I forgot to copy...

Stuart:
thanks for the input. I forgot to copy the other section in the link I pasted.
12-07-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By DangerousDanR

From Schwalbe: https://www.schwalbe.com/en/profil

From Schwalbe: https://www.schwalbe.com/en/profil
Forum: Fatbikes
12-04-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 59,478
Posted By DangerousDanR

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20211204_151910086_hdr_314b88edda603c5a11527763b567135d6e61ee4a.jpg

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,434
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have started accumulating bits and pieces to...

I have started accumulating bits and pieces to turn one of my Lynskey hardtail mountain bikes into a gravel bike. Not really a no holds bared dream build, but it will be a Ti frame with carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20,406
Views: 4,706,588
Posted By DangerousDanR

One of these! ...

One of these!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/100x100/is_fm_00_brake_adapter_100x100_1c460acc1d1e7f0d05438fd1e3715282842766c8.png
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11-30-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,821
Posted By DangerousDanR

I do understand the reason OP wants to go with...

I do understand the reason OP wants to go with the TRP cable brakes. This is a Ritchey Breakaway, The idea is to take it apart and put it in a couple of cases so you can fly with it. With cable...
11-30-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,067
Posted By DangerousDanR

I know that your weather over there in Michigan...

I know that your weather over there in Michigan is a little worse than ours here in North Dakota, but doesn't winter mean Fat Bike season has started there?
11-29-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,821
Posted By DangerousDanR

First off, I hope you enjoy your Ritchey as much...

First off, I hope you enjoy your Ritchey as much as we have ours. It has done a lot of miles, and hopefully it will do a lot more.

Our Breakaway Tandem is setup as a 1X9 using a Box 9 11-50 with a...
11-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,635
Posted By DangerousDanR

We also run 700X32C GP5000 but we run tubeless. ...

We also run 700X32C GP5000 but we run tubeless. Also on Spinergy wheels. Our working pressure is right at the 87 PSI listed as the maximum on the box they came in. All up with the panniers and our...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By DangerousDanR

I did not get a response to the message I sent...

I did not get a response to the message I sent Highway Two through their web site in 24 hours, so I called them. Their answering system has an option for "Continental tire warranty claims" and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By DangerousDanR

Sy: Thanks for that. I just "contacted"...

Sy:
Thanks for that. I just "contacted" (bad pun when dealing with Continental) them. Let's see if they respond...

-Dan
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By DangerousDanR

Good luck with that. I sent Continental a picture...

Good luck with that. I sent Continental a picture of my tire that failed due to the bead separating from the casing. I also noted that this was the second such failure and that they had happened on...
11-20-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,512
Posted By DangerousDanR

My wife and I have done several tours on our...

My wife and I have done several tours on our Ritchey Double Switchback. Ours is configured as a flat bar touring bike.

We use paniers on a fork rack to carry our stuff. The bike is stable to at...
11-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,716
Posted By DangerousDanR

Done! I guess their marketing isn't very good......

Done! I guess their marketing isn't very good...
https://evelo.com/

I actually know a fellow who has one as a winter commuter.
11-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have used both Conti GP5000TL 700CX25 and...

I have used both Conti GP5000TL 700CX25 and Schwalbe Pro One 700C X 25 on my solo bikes. I have run both of these tires tubeless. Both are good. Both seem to have their weaknesses. I have had two...
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