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09-17-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By Rick

uberprutser from looking at the video I don't see...

uberprutser from looking at the video I don't see any malfunction. If there is a way to increase the spring tension on that brake arm and make sure the pivot point is not binding. After this hold the...
09-17-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By Rick

What is causing this confusion.

What is causing this confusion.
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By Rick

How to shift a unicycle.

How to shift a unicycle.
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By Rick

Does he have a Schlumpf drive on that unicycle?

Does he have a Schlumpf drive on that unicycle?
09-17-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Rick

Twofish Makes...

Twofish Makes (https://www.twofish.biz/water-bottle-cages) 24oz, 40oz, and 64oz Velcro attached water bottle cages. They also make a 3 bolt quick cage adaptor.
Forum: Touring
09-17-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By Rick

I charge my cell phone with a pass through...

I charge my cell phone with a pass through battery that is plugged into a hub dynamo USB charger. I also use a cell phone with a daylight visible screen. It also helps to purchase a phone that is not...
09-17-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 310
Posted By Rick

A Camelbak with a pocket would allow you to...

A Camelbak with a pocket would allow you to properly stay hydrated.
09-17-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Rick

I have a 14 year old 3 liter desert camo...

I have a 14 year old 3 liter desert camo Camelbak. It has no pockets on it.
09-17-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Rick

Try posting on the Tandem part of the forum. Did...

Try posting on the Tandem part of the forum. Did you look into having couplers put on your current Tandem at all .
09-16-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Rick

Wrong way driver kills bicyclist and doesn't even receive a ticket !

Here are two reports on this collision. One by the news (https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/cyclist-hit-by-car-killed-in-mission-valley-police/2718295/) and one by BikinginLA...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rick

I have 72 ounces in my three water bottles. My...

I have 72 ounces in my three water bottles. My Camelbak has 100 ounces. When I use the Camelbak I drink more often and ride further. Riding further helps me loose more weight. I cant afford not to...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 619
Posted By Rick

I believe the Sierra and the Bio lite stoves will...

I believe the Sierra and the Bio lite stoves will burn the patties due to the electric fans in them.
09-14-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,685
Posted By Rick

I carry enough tools to overhaul the bicycle. I...

I carry enough tools to overhaul the bicycle. I check the tire pressure for flats or low pressure by pinching the tires before every ride but only add air twice a month.
09-14-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By Rick

Green ...

Green

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09-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 668
Posted By Rick

I have kept my bicycle indoors where ever I have...

I have kept my bicycle indoors where ever I have lived. Even when I was in the military. I have lived in barracks, mobile homes, apartments and houses. Having enough space is easy. Things are easily...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,385
Posted By Rick

cyccommute I have one of the 100oz military...

cyccommute
I have one of the 100oz military Camelbaks It has the insulation even around the tube. I have had it for over a decade. I don't have any problems with the weight either.
09-13-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By Rick

I have a pair of these also and after around 30...

I have a pair of these also and after around 30 miles my feet hurt.
09-13-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Rick

Will it work on the stokers seat post. Another...

Will it work on the stokers seat post. Another option you may have already considered is a water pack. I use a 100oz Camelbak military version that has insulation oven on the tube. There is also 85oz...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By Rick

In 1980 I camped in camp grounds down the coast...

In 1980 I camped in camp grounds down the coast in California for $0.50 a night. I live in California and other than dispersed camping it is cheaper to fly to a foreign country to bicycle tour.
09-13-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,492
Posted By Rick

The front spindle and bearings are a press fit...

The front spindle and bearings are a press fit into the eccentric. I pulled the eccentric then used an arbor press at a friends shop to remove the original spindle that I had bent by standing on the...
09-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Rick

There are seat rail mounted bottle holders and...

There are seat rail mounted bottle holders and handlebar mounted bottle holders.
09-12-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By Rick

If you want regen braking then get the GMAC...

If you want regen braking then get the GMAC (https://ebikes.ca/product-info/grin-kits/gmac.html) rear hub motor from Grin.
Replies: 79
Views: 2,618
Posted By Rick

I posted about the Rohloff hub and my personal...

I posted about the Rohloff hub and my personal experiences much like many others do.
09-12-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By Rick

I Believe Velo Orange may have some friction...

I Believe Velo Orange may have some friction cable housing.
09-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Rick

Personally I find bear spray, a valve core tool...

Personally I find bear spray, a valve core tool and an 11ounce MSR peg hammer to be sufficient for most any situation.
Replies: 79
Views: 2,618
Posted By Rick

What do you really want.

What do you really want.
09-12-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,492
Posted By Rick

I have a Burley Bongo. I have replaced the...

I have a Burley Bongo. I have replaced the bearings and spindle up front with Phil Wood parts and kept the rear one in good running order by removing the outer seals and working grease into them. I...
09-12-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Rick

Yeah like they said. Get the tires that don't...

Yeah like they said. Get the tires that don't allow holes through them. I am on my fourth set of Schwalbe tires on my touring bike and no flats from exterior sources. Over 7 years and thousands of...
Replies: 79
Views: 2,618
Posted By Rick

I have had my Co-Motion Pangea Rohloff going on 8...

I have had my Co-Motion Pangea Rohloff going on 8 years now. It is defiantly not the lightest Rohloff equipped bicycle with a gates belt. I have read all the reasons lame as they are about weight and...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 619
Posted By Rick

The OP asked about wood stoves. I like the...

The OP asked about wood stoves. I like the regular size Firebox Stove. It is not the smallest or lightest stove out there by far. It is big enough to keep a fire going long enough to cook a decent...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 619
Posted By Rick

The yellow heat is cleaner and burns hotter than...

The yellow heat is cleaner and burns hotter than the red bottle. But it is still more toxic than denatured alcohol. just don't use it in an enclosed area. If you use the original Trangia burner or...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 619
Posted By Rick

As stated by staehpj1 there are restrictions on...

As stated by staehpj1 there are restrictions on wood stoves in national parks and during fire season they can totally be banned everywhere. Liquid stoves such as white gas and alcohol may also be...
09-12-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Rick

I have never heard of goopy goo. I used Shoe Goo...

I have never heard of goopy goo. I used Shoe Goo to hold hydraulic cable guides to the painted surface of my Tandem because the glue that came on them failed in Florida. I use it on the speedo magnet...
09-11-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Rick

Clean it up the best you can and Shoe Goo it in...

Clean it up the best you can and Shoe Goo it in place. The shoe goo will hold it in place. If you want to remove the Shoe Goo later use a pair of pliers on the Shoe Goo to pull it off.
09-11-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 871
Posted By Rick

I look at the picture of the brake and it looks...

I look at the picture of the brake and it looks like someone setup the brake with the cam release lever open. If so loosen the cable and close the lever and readjust the brake.
09-11-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Rick

Actually try posting on one of the motorized...

Actually try posting on one of the motorized bicycle forums. A couple of days ago I saw one of those noisy 2 stroke gas jobs in the Walmart parking lot.
09-10-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Rick

I have more than an average interest in The...

I have more than an average interest in The Schlumpf Mountain drive. I intend to put one in a long tail cargo bike. I thoroughly look into products before purchasing. I followed the Rohloff hub...
09-10-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By Rick

With 26" wheels my Rohloff gives me a 17" low...

With 26" wheels my Rohloff gives me a 17" low gear. Rohloff doesn't recommend a gear ratio between front and rear of 2.5 to 1 for GVW above 100 kilos. I have a 50 tooth up front and a 20 tooth in the...
09-10-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,220
Posted By Rick

I have very long stretches' of straight road I...

I have very long stretches' of straight road I travel on in the high desert. I would not ride with my tail flasher on while riding on an MUP. I sometimes leave on bicycle rides before sun up or am...
09-10-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,220
Posted By Rick

This is what I use. I asked Dinotte about the...

This is what I use. I asked Dinotte about the brightness and was told they didn't post exact lumens because watts to lumens are not an exact calculation. He did say that their light is between 600and...
09-10-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,220
Posted By Rick

The Varia has a range of less than 500 yards, My...

The Varia has a range of less than 500 yards, My Dinotte Day Time Light can be seen from over 1 mile away. My Dino taillight after dark works the same. The battery on my Dinotte Day Time Light is...
09-09-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 949
Posted By Rick

Green means go, Red means stop and Yellow means...

Green means go, Red means stop and Yellow means go faster. Haven't you ever seen Star Man.
09-09-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Rick

There is not enough info to know how this...

There is not enough info to know how this accident could have been avoided.
09-09-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,220
Posted By Rick

The difference in speed between an overtaking...

The difference in speed between an overtaking motor vehicle and a bicycle negates the effectiveness of the radar to a great extent. Just where are you going to go when that motor vehicle gains on you...
09-09-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,220
Posted By Rick

The Varia light is not bright enough for my...

The Varia light is not bright enough for my purposes. The radar in heavy traffic is questionable as to how you are safer. I will Stick with my Dinotte Daytime Red Tail Light.
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Rick

Rohloff shifter on Jones bars. Exactly the same...

Rohloff shifter on Jones bars. Exactly the same as the crazy bar. I didn't have a picture of my previous setup with Jones bars. Shifter just before the grip....
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Rick

At least we know about it from experience. one of...

At least we know about it from experience. one of the bicycle shops I worked in was owned by an old machinist and we had crank arm Hela coil kits. The left crank arm was the most common repair. Left...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Rick

The rant part of my last post was my idea of fun....

The rant part of my last post was my idea of fun. I rode small dirt bikes when I was a kid and motorcycles when I was in the Army. I had my first concussion from going over the bars on my first...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Rick

I have never had STI/brake shifters. I used bar...

I have never had STI/brake shifters. I used bar end shifters on my drop bar bikes with derailleurs. Ergon only makes Rohloff specific grips for right handed so I had to cut the left grip on a...
Forum: Touring
09-08-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Rick

My touring bike started out with drop bars. I put...

My touring bike started out with drop bars. I put even wider drop bars on it. I decided because I don't use the drops I would try the butterfly bars. They didn't work out so I tried the Jon's bars....
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