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09-26-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By honcho

This is just a wifi connected BP monitor with...

This is just a wifi connected BP monitor with Garmin Connect. Not the holy grail of no inflating cuff (and non-invasive) blood pressure measurement. If you're already using Garmin Connect then this...
09-26-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By honcho

Thanks for sharing your setup. I'm guessing that...

Thanks for sharing your setup. I'm guessing that you don't try to save any of your ride videos unless an "event" occurs during the ride. I do have to concur with the thought that it's an expensive...
09-25-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,464
Posted By honcho

We own two Pinos, a 2013 and a 2017. We also own...

We own two Pinos, a 2013 and a 2017. We also own a now unused upright tandem. For us, the Pino is a superior ride in every way but one--speed. Stable, exceptionally comfortable for the stoker, very...
06-13-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,516
Posted By honcho

At least they parked outside. I get that people...

At least they parked outside. I get that people don't want to let their bikes out of their sight but do they have to bring them into small stores and coffee shops? The worse indoor behavio I've...
05-27-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By honcho

Recently picked up an almost all original 1985...

Recently picked up an almost all original 1985 Miyata Six Ten which apparently has the same frame as the 1000, just a different fork. Except for the pedals, everything is original, including the...
05-27-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By honcho

Yes, I know this is a reply to a four year old...

Yes, I know this is a reply to a four year old post

I've had a Foretrex 601 for about 2 1/2 years now and use it extensively for both hiking and cycling. My use is unsophisticated. It's basically...
01-23-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,067
Posted By honcho

I'm surprised that there aren't more e-locking...

I'm surprised that there aren't more e-locking systems, like the transponder systems on cars where unless your key electronically "unlocks" the anti-theft system, the vehicle engine will not remain...
01-11-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By honcho

A vise, a dremel rotary tool, some files and a...

A vise, a dremel rotary tool, some files and a small block of aluminum and you can fabricate a new one on your own. Depending on how the original worked, you might need to drill and tap as well. ...
11-15-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By honcho

As I wrote, choice is good. My personal desire...

As I wrote, choice is good. My personal desire to have a bike that can easily accomodate a mid-drive motor is a preference. Your snarky response was uncalled for. E-bikes are here to stay but...
11-15-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By honcho

I originated this thread a few years back and lo...

I originated this thread a few years back and lo and behold, a bike appears on the market that incorporates my concept. The latest non e-bike version Hase Pino tandem has a regular bottom bracket...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By honcho

Hase Bikes of Germany makes a variety of delta...

Hase Bikes of Germany makes a variety of delta trikes and a semi-recumbent Tandem (upright in the back, recumbent in the front) , along with a wide variety of adaptive accessories to accommodate...
11-08-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By honcho

Spoke Head Orientation at Hub

A couple of years ago I bought, for a very good price off Craigslist, a new complete front wheel with a Shimano Deore hub and Velocity Dyad rim with a mounted and unused Rivendell Jack Brown tire. ...
11-08-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By honcho

Heating them hot enough to make them easy to bend...

Heating them hot enough to make them easy to bend will probably discolor the stainless steel. I have cold set them using my hands and pliers in the past but I am hardly a stickler for beautiful work....
11-06-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By honcho

Ask the proprietor where they source their bikes....

Ask the proprietor where they source their bikes.

I was involved in flipping bikes for several years and at one time I had well over a hundred bikes hanging around. Most were purchased at local...
10-28-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,268
Posted By honcho

A word of caution when your bike width is wider...

A word of caution when your bike width is wider than your vehicle

We recently traveled from Virginia to Rhode Island and with two tandems on a hitch mounted Saris Freedom rack with the optional...
10-20-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,355
Posted By honcho

I flipped bikes for awhile without any problems...

I flipped bikes for awhile without any problems but it only takes one event to turn your world upside down.

Good answers to legal questions require competent legal advice which you'll probably...
09-28-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,738
Posted By honcho

You're clearly a fan of the Garmin Enduro but...

You're clearly a fan of the Garmin Enduro but it's an expensive option and watch sized, which is a drawback for many. Garmin can clearly make some power efficient units so it would be nice for them...
09-27-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,738
Posted By honcho

1. Long riding days on tour requires electronics...

1. Long riding days on tour requires electronics with good battery endurance. After being disappointed in the battery life in several rechargeable gps devices, bought a wrist mounted Garmin...
09-23-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,505
Posted By honcho

Bottles and lids go in the dishwasher. As for...

Bottles and lids go in the dishwasher. As for hydration bladders, hot soapy water, multiple rinses and we store them empty in the freezer.

Off topic but related: If you have a chest freezer...
09-23-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By honcho

I've found most portable stands lacking for...

I've found most portable stands lacking for things like bottom bracket work. In fact, the standard heavy base Park shop stands aren't much better if you have to put force into a wrench trying to...
09-07-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,645
Posted By honcho

As others have said, I share the opinion that a...

As others have said, I share the opinion that a 36 spoke front wheel will serve you well. We ride a 32 spoke front disc wheel, albeit a small 406mm rim, but without any wheel/spoke/hub issues.
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Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,546
Posted By honcho

Recently finished riding from DC to Pittsburgh on...

Recently finished riding from DC to Pittsburgh on C&O/GAP and it appears most of the pumps are open and operational along the trail. I think we only used one during our trip. As for trains, you do...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,666
Posted By honcho

Went through Paw Paw tunnel on May 30th. While I...

Went through Paw Paw tunnel on May 30th. While I appreciate not having to take a hilly detour, it is, in my opinion, the least pleasant of the tunnels along C&O/GAP route to traverse. Since we...
02-16-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,476
Posted By honcho

How cheap is cheap? They'd have to be less than...

How cheap is cheap? They'd have to be less than $10 US each delivered to me for me even to consider a run-of-the-mill NOS (New Old Stock) tire. I say that because in common sizes, it's pretty easy...
08-04-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,352
Posted By honcho

Round, True, Smooth Bearings, Tires that hold...

Round, True, Smooth Bearings, Tires that hold air, Rim surface suitable for brake pads or a True rotor.
08-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,978
Posted By honcho

Why do you care if you're a luddite? You're old...

Why do you care if you're a luddite? You're old (enough) and if you're reasonably content with what you do, what you have, then just enjoy the ride(s). If you're not content with your cycling life...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By honcho

Here are some more pictures that may illustrate...

Here are some more pictures that may illustrate the situation better. Then again, hard to capture what is or what is not going on when the clamp is closed.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By honcho

Thank you but we're ahead of you with regard to...

Thank you but we're ahead of you with regard to checking the manual. No help either in the manual you liked to, as our Halfway is the original, not the "new."

After taking another look, the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By honcho

Thank you for your comment but I suspect there's...

Thank you for your comment but I suspect there's a purpose for that hole and we need a Giant Halfway owner to tell us if there's anything in their bike's locking mechanism.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By honcho

Looking for Giant Halfway owners to verify something

We have a Giant Halfway that the hinge lock comes undone while riding. Of course, this is unacceptable. The one Giant dealer we visited was clueless about the bike. Upon inspection, it appears there...
02-25-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,495
Posted By honcho

If your bike case is at or less than the maximum...

If your bike case is at or less than the maximum allowable dimensions and weight for a suitcase, it's a suitcase. Only if it exceeds those dimensions should you concern yourself with bike rules. ...
02-24-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,038
Posted By honcho

Hmmm, I've been thinking about cycling friendly...

Hmmm, I've been thinking about cycling friendly communities from a slightly different viewpoint. I'd like to be able to access many/most of dail needs by cycling (and walking) in addition to having...
02-17-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,673
Posted By honcho

Around where I am, riders that I see on the...

Around where I am, riders that I see on the sidewalk tend to be immigrants and the occasional youthful rider. Faster moving and better equipped (lighting, etc...) cyclists take their chances on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 57,729
Posted By honcho

After seeing this thread, I looked at the...

After seeing this thread, I looked at the Wikipedia entry for Bike Friday and saw that the founder of Green Gear/Bike Friday was also involved in the founding of the Burley Cooperative. Burley made...
02-13-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,031
Posted By honcho

Nice job, looks just like a rear rack with a...

Nice job, looks just like a rear rack with a single side pannier Each of us wants what we want but I don't particularly understand wanting to look like an unladen road cyclist on the way to work...
02-12-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By honcho

As I nose about looking at interesting bikes for...

As I nose about looking at interesting bikes for sale, I routinely come across bike that weren't cheap new and look like they haven't been ridden 2 times. Similar to signing up for a gym membership...
02-12-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By honcho

A place like Ray's only works with access to...

A place like Ray's only works with access to affordable real estate. We need more indoor and outdoor cycling venues for bmx, mtb and track cycling, not to mention just generally more infrastructure...
02-11-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,431
Posted By honcho

Tandems are often used by stronger and more...

Tandems are often used by stronger and more enthusiastic cyclists to bring/pull/drag their partners along. As your experience shows, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It's unfortunate...
02-07-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
Posted By honcho

For a 3 plus hour ride, my experience with the...

For a 3 plus hour ride, my experience with the Polar bottles and the Camelbak Podium Ice bottles is that they're hardly worth the effort unless they've been frozen solid during summertime temps in...
02-07-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,431
Posted By honcho

Yes, it's very typical to see mixed gender teams...

Yes, it's very typical to see mixed gender teams with the male up front. From our experience it seems to make sense for the heavier (and perhaps stronger) rider up front as it takes some strength...
02-07-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,431
Posted By honcho

We have a Hase Pino tandem. It's configured a bit...

We have a Hase Pino tandem. It's configured a bit different than a traditional tandem. The captain with steering, shifting and braking control, is in an upright position in the rear while the stoker...
01-26-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By honcho

1989 we were living in SW Oklahoma and...

1989 we were living in SW Oklahoma and occasionally traveled to the big city of Wichita Falls. Whenever we'd see a lone cyclist on the road we'd joke that the cyclist was still trying to finish up...
01-23-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,965
Posted By honcho

If you're healthy enough to ride without...

If you're healthy enough to ride without assistance and you don't have some other requirement that an e-bike would help meet like avoiding arriving at work sweaty after commuting by bike, then my two...
01-21-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By honcho

without inspecting the fracture(s), hard to say...

without inspecting the fracture(s), hard to say if the pedal had a manufacturing defect of some sort that initiated / accelerated the failure. Stamped and bent aluminum in an inexpensive consumer...
01-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By honcho

I don't understand the calculations behind it...

I don't understand the calculations behind it all, but I suspect it will compensate for the extra weight just fine. Based on my casual perusal of reviews, the different types of bicycle power...
01-09-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By honcho

For riding in a more upright position or on a...

For riding in a more upright position or on a recumbent I've found the coated waterproof inexpensive rain pants work pretty well. I have some from Sierra Designs and another pair from Cabelas. On a...
01-07-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,573
Posted By honcho

Define reasonable. Is this your first tandem...

Define reasonable.

Is this your first tandem for you and your riding partner? If so, I'd heartily recommend a used tandem for your first bike just to make sure that tandem riding is an activity...
01-03-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,642
Posted By honcho

We have a Hase Pino which has, as a standard...

We have a Hase Pino which has, as a standard feature, independent pedaling for the stoker (who is up front in the recumbent position). The front crank is completely conventional tandem style with...
01-01-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,316
Posted By honcho

The day didn't start too great. I tripped moving...

The day didn't start too great. I tripped moving the tandem out of the shed, tearing some comfortable jeans and scraping my knee. However, that didn't stop us from a pleasant 26.8 mile ride in...
12-31-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By honcho

What pressure are you using in your rear tire and...

What pressure are you using in your rear tire and how many miles / km are you riding? I would recommend Schwalbe Marathon Mondial but they are not available in 20" (406mm) Other than the...
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