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01-08-24, 08:25 PM
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Posted By hopperja

Rode to the hardware and grocery stores today....

Rode to the hardware and grocery stores today. 38f and raining.

Had a flat on the way home. Broke out the spare tube and Tiakia pump I got for less than $20 on Amazon. It worked surprisingly...
12-08-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

I just re-read this. Very interesting. I knew...

I just re-read this. Very interesting. I knew the name "half-step and a granny" but didn't know the reasoning behind it. So, to use it as it was conceived, you'd be shifting the FD as often as the...
12-01-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

I took 2 - 5 gallon buckets of glass to the...

I took 2 - 5 gallon buckets of glass to the recycle center (no curbside pickup where I am). I managed to turn it into a 22 mile ride, which was nice.

About the rear derailleur : on my last ride, I...
11-12-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

Started a new job and haven't been able to ride...

Started a new job and haven't been able to ride much. Got out today though....
10-24-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

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10-24-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

Thanks for the info on the Mountech. The link...

Thanks for the info on the Mountech. The link provided by The Golden Boy was a very interesting read. I had no idea. The video I watched video on the maintenance was very critical, which is why I...
10-22-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

Rode the Foothills Trail today. 31 miles, 2...

Rode the Foothills Trail today. 31 miles, 2 hours. This was near Buckley, WA. That's a Vincita trunk bag I got for my Brompton. I really like it for day rides on the Expedition too.
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10-17-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

Thanks!

Thanks!
10-08-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

Off topic, but there is a lot of wisdom in this...

Off topic, but there is a lot of wisdom in this and I think everyone should re-read it. Give yourself permission to do what you think is reasonable for you. Not doing 'it' to 100% of someone else's...
10-06-23, 07:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

I don't get a chance to bike commute often these...

I don't get a chance to bike commute often these days, but fortunately for me today was one of those days. This is on a paved trail on the way home.

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10-03-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

I'm really enjoying the gearing changes I made......

I'm really enjoying the gearing changes I made... IRD 7 speed freewheel 13-32, 26 t small ring, and 36t middle ring. With the stock gearing, I felt like I didn't have a low enough first gear for...
10-03-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

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10-02-23, 03:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

Please, let's not continue to re-hash this. I...

Please, let's not continue to re-hash this. I started this thread to talk about my 1983 Expedition that I've grown very fond of over the past 300 miles. At a minimum, let's stay focused on the...
09-29-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

Here it is on the Carbon River Bridge on the same...

Here it is on the Carbon River Bridge on the same trip, all loaded up on the way home. Somewhere down there along the river is the remains of an old coal mining town, Melmont...
09-29-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,471
Posted By hopperja

Specialized Expedition

Over the summer I finally admitted to myself that my Surly Crosscheck isn't the ideal touring bike. Don't get me wrong, it's an excellent bike, but because it's not purposely built as a tourer, I was...
09-18-23, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,070
Posted By hopperja

Just to correct some often repeated...

Just to correct some often repeated misinformation about the Expedition. PortlandJim, aka Jim Merz, worked at Specialized and confirmed recently here on BikeForums that he designed the Expedition. It...
09-14-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,495
Posted By hopperja

I'm no expert. But, I have struggled with weight...

I'm no expert. But, I have struggled with weight gain/loss my entire life. Over the course of 30 years of up and down, I have learned some things. Right now I'm at my goal weight, down 60 lbs from my...
Forum: Touring
09-13-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,693
Posted By hopperja

Get a high-quality vintage touring bike, Miyata...

Get a high-quality vintage touring bike, Miyata 1000, 83-86 Specialized Expedition, etc. As I understand it there were a handful of Miyata 1000 clones, such as the Univega Specialissima. Ride it and...
08-20-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,117
Posted By hopperja

I appreciate all the history, thanks to each of...

I appreciate all the history, thanks to each of you that have contributed.

I recently scored a 1983 Specialized Expedition, in excellent condition and almost entirely original, including what...
08-17-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,433
Posted By hopperja

Calories in calories out is an...

Calories in calories out is an oversimplification. It ignores hormonal response to food, metabolic rate*, and digestive efficiency, among other things. I've known several people who eat considerably...
09-24-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,396
Posted By hopperja

I run an old Dinotte 140r. I pair it with...

I run an old Dinotte 140r.

I pair it with the Cygolite Hypershot 350.

Overkill? Maybe but I don't care. The bright lights force drivers to give me noticeably more room.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 38,888
Posted By hopperja

I'm using a 1.5" PVC tube that holds my tent...

I'm using a 1.5" PVC tube that holds my tent poles, instead of a wood dowel that is only a wood dowel. I just made it so I don't have any miles on it yet, but there's no reason it shouldn't work.
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