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Classifieds / WANTED: Harness for Sigma 1009 Cyclometer
« on: July 15, 2013, 11:50:19 am »

Classifieds / FOR SALE: Items; None Posted Before
« on: June 29, 2013, 12:09:03 pm »
All items in very good condition, unless noted, and are plus shipping. Photos of any item on request.

*Pedals, Saeke MTP-129 Low Fat Aluminum, very smooth, slight scratches on soles, $20.
 *Chainring, Sugino M Type, 42T, 5-bolt, 144mm, new, $30.
 *Mirror, Third Eye Eyeglass, new, $6. (This mirror sells for $11)
 *Mt Bike Grips, Montane, blk, made in USA, new, packaged, $6 (These grips sell for $11)
 *Saddle Bag, Schwinn Series Z, large zippered door for easy access, new with tag, $10.
 *Tube, Specialized Presta 700x41/44c, new, boxed, $5.
 *Bag Support, Front, might also be used to hold basket, tray, etc., $15.

Classifieds / FOR SALE: Schwalbe Marathon Tires, New
« on: May 04, 2013, 09:33:42 pm »
*Tires, Schwalbe 700x35c Marathon Racer, the lightest, fastest tire in the Marathon series, wire, new, $35 (have 2). This tire sells for $50 each.

Plus shipping.

Classifieds / TAKEN: FREE: Assos Insulated Bib Tights
« on: May 03, 2013, 09:35:14 pm »
Size M (minor repair should not be noticed), for cost of shipping. Prefer someone who buys from my sell list, so I get something for pedaling eight miles to post office, but not a requirement.

Gear Talk / Trailer Plus Bags
« on: April 14, 2013, 03:08:31 pm »
In perusing photos I took of other touring bicyclists I met following Northern Tier I noticed all the cyclists with trailers also had bags on bike, ranging from four panniers on down. Not saying should use trailer, or if use trailer need also bags on bike. Just saying if you are thinking of using a trailer, all the cyclists I saw on trip had bags on bike in addition to trailer.

Gear Talk / Looking for Rain Pants
« on: March 02, 2013, 10:23:28 pm »
Pass for casual pants. Waterproof, breathable.

Routes / Louisana Information Sought
« on: December 29, 2012, 02:24:25 pm »
Planning trip, LA to FL. What place best to, arrive airport, start riding, New Roads, LA vicinity, starting ACA route?

Gear Talk / Which Touring Tires Fit Tightest?
« on: July 06, 2012, 07:17:39 pm »


Gear Talk / Buying a Bicycle from Europe
« on: March 30, 2012, 08:02:24 pm »
Anyone bought a bicycle from Europe? Problems? Customs cost?

Not inquiring about buying a bike in Europe, but from Europe, order from USA, shipped from Europe to USA.

Classifieds / WANTED: Late Model Touring Bicycle
« on: March 11, 2012, 08:49:39 pm »
52-53cm, med size.

Gear Talk / Trek 520 vs Cannondale T1 or T2
« on: January 27, 2012, 02:05:11 pm »
Interested in feedback from anyone who has touring experience with recent models of both, to compare. Not interested in components, advantages of repairing steel over aluminum, choices in other brands, etc. Just these two, differences in handling and ride. (Yes, I know Cannondale has discontinued touring models for now.) Thanks.

Routes / Southern Tier, Louisiana to Florida, or Reverse
« on: December 01, 2011, 09:01:19 pm »
What would be the best times of the year to bicycle from New Roads, LA to St. Augustine, FL, following Southern Tier, or reverse? Better to go east or west?

Gear Talk / Panniers and Lightweight System Bags
« on: November 04, 2011, 10:08:37 pm »
Tried on another list to get recommendations of combination panniers and lightweight (rackless) system. Had a lot of referrals of lightweight systems, but no combination system as I want.

Problems with setups seen so far,

Not combination system, two panniers plus equivalent of two more panniers in lightweight (rackless) bags, which is what I want.
For mountain biking, rather than primarily road biking.
Include a backpack.
Not for extended fully loaded touring, camp, cook, weeks or months.
Include DIY (home made) items, which I am not interested.

Would would be best to start, panniers on front or back; my panniers will mount either place.
Then, what lightweight bags to add?

(Be interested in any problems with lightweight systems (many seem to make bike very top heavy.)

GPS Discussion / GPS Recommendation
« on: October 06, 2011, 11:27:11 pm »
Thinking about getting a GPS. Primary use would be seeing where I am, not making wrong turns, and knowing how far I am from destination. Recommendation?

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