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04-10-24, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,848
Posted By L134

Beautiful day today. Bicycle commuted on my 1982...

Beautiful day today. Bicycle commuted on my 1982 Trek 720 up to UCSD medical school to perform as a standardized patient. As I was locking up, I noticed a girl (and, yes, I am a boy - I was on my...
02-26-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By L134

Is this what you are looking for? If so, it is...

Is this what you are looking for? If so, it is available.
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02-16-24, 04:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,268
Posted By L134

Well, I don't know what kind of tofu you eat but...

Well, I don't know what kind of tofu you eat but the tofu we eat is made of soy beans not chickpeas.
02-05-24, 09:35 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,559
Posted By L134

Indexed shifting - the player piano of cycling.

Indexed shifting - the player piano of cycling.
01-07-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,817
Posted By L134

Personal heatmaps, a favorite of mine. I...

Personal heatmaps, a favorite of mine.

I figure free users add value to me and cyclists in general to the extent their data is shared with city planners etc, possibly leading to improved cycling...
Forum: Touring
01-05-24, 09:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By L134

If you are interested, keep checking back. ...

If you are interested, keep checking back. Several months ago it seemed most sizes were not available and then they were again...
Forum: Touring
01-02-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,833
Posted By L134

GoreWear Shakedry jacket and cap. Very light,...

GoreWear Shakedry jacket and cap. Very light, VERY waterproof (does not wet-out), breathes, windproof, packs way down.
12-27-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,779
Posted By L134

It has been my "feel." I feel I can ride lower...

It has been my "feel." I feel I can ride lower pressures than with a clincher before the tire starts feeling squirrely and at any given pressure road feel and ride comfort is better than on an...
12-26-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,779
Posted By L134

A 25mm tubular will ride like a 28-30mm clincher....

A 25mm tubular will ride like a 28-30mm clincher. Replace the wheel with a tubular wheel and mount a 25mm Veloflex tubular.
12-14-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,278
Posted By L134

I have one of those and find that 50% (guess) of...

I have one of those and find that 50% (guess) of the time one of the various protrusions on the tool prevent the useful operation of the needed protrusion or spanner.
11-19-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,522
Posted By L134

ShakeDry is the real deal. I bought a second...

ShakeDry is the real deal. I bought a second when I heard they were going to stop making them. The ShakeDry cycling cap is great too. ShakeDry does not wet out.
11-09-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,858
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Views: 665,275
Posted By L134

Their real purpose is to keep bees from flying up...

Their real purpose is to keep bees from flying up your shorts.
11-05-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By L134

A local, to me, dry cleaner that also mends...

A local, to me, dry cleaner that also mends clothes has quickly repaired "broken" zippers (jersey and shorts) for me with a pair of needle nose pliers for nothing. I had asked about whether he could...
11-04-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,800
Posted By L134

And I thought you were going to say you found the...

And I thought you were going to say you found the replacement springs in the ball point pen.
10-27-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By L134

I used an Olympus TG on tour because it is...

I used an Olympus TG on tour because it is waterproof and shock proof. For the most part it did what I wanted, is small, and I had no worries about protecting it from the weather.
10-26-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,591
Posted By L134

1982 Trek 720 stolen 3/26/17, frame recovered...

1982 Trek 720 stolen 3/26/17, frame recovered 6/25/18 through a bikeindex listing.
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10-11-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,895
Posted By L134

I was watching a replay of the last monument race...

I was watching a replay of the last monument race of the year and Phillipo Ganna flatted with his tubeless and had to stop and take a neutral service vehicle wheel rather than continue until the team...
10-02-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,037
Posted By L134

Given that "science can't explain why," this...

Given that "science can't explain why," this appears to maybe be a classic example of confusing correlation with causation. It may be they have absolutely nothing to do with each other or, even, the...
Forum: Touring
09-17-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By L134

Last summer I packed my bike in an electric bike...

Last summer I packed my bike in an electric bike box which just met Alaska Airlines dimension limitations (I can't remember what they were). As i recall, I only removed pedals, seat post, front wheel...
Forum: Touring
09-13-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,841
Posted By L134

It is NOT about the retro thing. It is all about...

It is NOT about the retro thing. It is all about it works very well, especially for touring, is cheap, and is flexible. How many questions in the forums do you see asking can I do this with that or...
09-09-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,053
Posted By L134

"Bicycle Blue Book, an online service that...

"Bicycle Blue Book, an online service that determines market value..." Well, that is interesting. I thought willing buyers and sellers determined market value and Blue Book merely reported it....
09-05-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,260
Posted By L134

You might want to check your derailleur hanger...

You might want to check your derailleur hanger alignment.
Forum: Touring
09-02-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,781
Posted By L134

ShakeDry is the real deal. It is water PROOF, it...

ShakeDry is the real deal. It is water PROOF, it does not wet out and therefore does breath and does not gain water weight, it is super light weight, it is super compact, it is windproof. No need...
08-29-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By L134

I am not seeing a material difference? Mostly...

I am not seeing a material difference? Mostly just having fun, though.
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Forum: Touring
08-06-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 415,618
Posted By L134

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Big Campbell River, Yukon
08-06-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,474
Posted By L134

Reminds me of the time years ago when I was...

Reminds me of the time years ago when I was canvassing our neighborhood trying to gain support for a local rail to trail conversion. One of my older neighbors stated he was against the trail because...
08-02-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By L134

If like mine, the handlebar is split to ease...

If like mine, the handlebar is split to ease packing into a suitcase. The handlebar halves slide on and off a sleeve and the stem bolts used to tighten any handlebar are loosened for disassembly. ...
06-28-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,002
Posted By L134

I just had to open up one of my 25's and the tube...

I just had to open up one of my 25's and the tube is latex. Sidewall cut after only 41 miles. Hope it is just the luck of the draw. Will relegate to spare duty.
Forum: Touring
06-21-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,573
Posted By L134

The list is fun! Mine: 197? Azuki Imperial ...

The list is fun! Mine:

197? Azuki Imperial
1977 Keith Lippy
1980 Santana Sovereign
1982 Trek 720
199? Bike Friday New World Tourist
2013 Rivendell Atlantis
06-19-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,245
Posted By L134

The point being I READ the study to find out what...

The point being I READ the study to find out what it really said rather than accept what somebody who hadn't read it said it said just because somebody else told them NASA said something they didn't...
06-09-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,690
Posted By L134

Seems to work for me now too. I'm looking...

Seems to work for me now too. I'm looking forward to playing with this. Thanks!
06-06-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By L134

Are you using caged bearings or loose bearings? ...

Are you using caged bearings or loose bearings? I had this same problem with a Sachs 3 speed IG cassette hub, also with a solid axle. I speculate that I was putting the caged bearings in backwards...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,866
Posted By L134

I guess you like to adapt to the bike. I like to...

I guess you like to adapt to the bike. I like to adapt the bike to me.
Forum: Touring
05-19-23, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By L134

A friend recently made me aware of something...

A friend recently made me aware of something called hipcamp - sort of an airbnb type site for camping. I've never used it and for the first time, just now, poked around on it a bit. Looked like it...
05-16-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,648
Posted By L134

Had no interest in the thread but this morning...

Had no interest in the thread but this morning something hit my teeth, I spit it out but not before it stung me on the tongue. Epi shot and 5 hours in ER. If only I had had my mouth closed!
Forum: Touring
05-04-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By L134

Shake Dry is the real deal. I just ordered a...

Shake Dry is the real deal. I just ordered a second as a back up despite the cost. I also have a Shake Dry cap. Even without rain they are excellent as windbreakers and really are more comfortable...
03-22-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,857
Posted By L134

i stopped to rest. Lead guy pulled over to make...

i stopped to rest. Lead guy pulled over to make sure i was ok and rest followed his lead. Sent to my brother-in-law motorcyclist telling him I pulled over to make sure they were ok.
03-19-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,857
Posted By L134

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Like so?
Forum: Touring
03-18-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,795
Posted By L134

What are your frame builder's thoughts on all of...

What are your frame builder's thoughts on all of this?
Forum: Touring
03-08-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By L134

An inexpensive option is to use a subscription...

An inexpensive option is to use a subscription service only for the period of time one needs the services that require a subscription. I have done this several time with RidewithGPS. Start the...
02-26-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,202
Posted By L134

Interesting. I've been wondering why he hasn't...

Interesting. I've been wondering why he hasn't really been living up to all the hype.
02-23-23, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,515
Posted By L134

That I can't answer. Maybe pictures would help...

That I can't answer. Maybe pictures would help somebody answer that question for you or reading through the link may help you answer that yourself. Really, I am only aware of the possible issue but...
Forum: Touring
02-21-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,026
Posted By L134

I'd go 42/34/24 triple. Play with that...

I'd go 42/34/24 triple. Play with that calculator cyccommute referenced. It is fun and enlightening. Slide the chainrings around to minimize duplicate gearing. As near as I can tell, people...
02-05-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 9,824
Posted By L134

Ah, if only that were so!!

Ah, if only that were so!!
01-14-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,641
Posted By L134

But, but, but - I thought everyone wanted to be...

But, but, but - I thought everyone wanted to be part of the 1%. Now you can and it is so easy.

OP is curious. Obviously some like and some don't. Only way for OP to find out which camp he is in...
Forum: Touring
01-10-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,292
Posted By L134

I love it! Here is my 82 Trek with same bag...

I love it! Here is my 82 Trek with same bag still going strong. Picture taken 12/10/22.
...
01-02-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,245
Views: 416,002
Posted By L134

I have some 50mm Schwalbe Racing Ralphs but...

I have some 50mm Schwalbe Racing Ralphs but Schwalbe seems to have got out of the tubular business and the residual supplies of the 50mm tires seems to have dried up. Dugast shows tires up to 50mm...
12-23-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,241
Posted By L134

All I can suggest is that you make sure that MT1...

All I can suggest is that you make sure that MT1 can actually be used in all the places you might need to use it. I have one and carry it sometimes but generally hate it. Because of all the...
11-16-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By L134

I had a similar problem which I solved. ...

I had a similar problem which I solved. Unfortunately, I made two changes at once so can't be sure which change was the fix if not both. I changed out a 110 BB for a 107 BB (and I can't remember...
Forum: Touring
11-10-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,261
Posted By L134

For me, your 1x steps are huge and unacceptable....

For me, your 1x steps are huge and unacceptable. I prefer this gear chart because I find it easier to visualize the steps and shift patterns (doing 1x I suppose makes no difference):
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