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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?

Classifieds / WANTED
« on: September 28, 2011, 08:11:24 pm »
Chainwheel, 110 silver 49T, in very good to new condition.
X-C Ski Boots, 75mm form (3-pin), any size, to use as loaners.
X-C Ski Binding, NNN R3 Classic, not automatic or backcountry, in very good to new condition.

Classifieds / FOR SALE: New Shifters; Other Items
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:25:48 pm »
All items in very good condition, unless noted, and are plus shipping. Photos, indicated, on request. (Takeoff means mounted, not used, or just tried and taken off.)

*Handlebars, System Components ATB silver alloy 56cm, $10.
*Chainring, 50-110, 5-bolt silver alu, $20.
*Chainring, 50-110, 5-bolt silver alu, takeoff, $25.
*Chainring, 24-74, Shimano 5-bolt silver alu, takeoff, $15.
*Shifters, Sun Tour XC-Comp 7-speed thumb, work well with Shimano drivetrain, indexing or friction; left shifter handles 3 chainwheels; use with mountain bike handlebars, also work well with Trekking Bars for on-road setup; new, $40. Photo.
*Derailleur, Front, Sun Tour 31.8mm bottom pull, $5.
*Derailleur, Rear, Shimano LX RD M-563 long cage, take off, $30. Photo.
*Brake Lever Covers, Road, aero, blk, new, $7.
*Tire, Ritchey Ele Vader, 26x1.9 in., new, $25. (Retail $39.99)
*Tire, Specialized Turbo, 700x26c, new, $15
*Zefal Fender Z-Clips (these are the fishmouth pieces that attach struts to fenders), package, new clips, $5.
*Pedal Cleats, Crank Bro. Mallet, new, $10.
*Headlight, Cateye HL-1500 Halogen; excellent rectangular beam pattern better than spot/ring of LED lights; use to complement LED light or alone; uses 4 AA batteries, $10 (retail $24.95).
*Cinto, Assos; the remarkable system that so increased speed it was banned from competition; includes belt, cable, and attachment; (increases power on flats and hills) new, $45.
*Cinto, Assos; the remarkable system that so increased speed it was banned from competition; includes belt,  two cables, and two attachments (use on two bikes); (increases power on flats and hills), $45.
*Sandals, Keen Commuter Cycling, size 12, new with new SPD cleats,, $100.
*Jersey, lime with striking accent colors, 3 back pockets, excellent condition, med, $10. Photo.
*Sandals, Shimano SPD two strap, size 45-46, with cleats, I'm wearing them; so usable; could dab couple short splits on tops with Shoe Goo to extend life, $15.
*Pedals, Dura-Ace PD-7401, the pedals Lance Armstrong likes so much, blue, completely overhauled, very smooth with three sets ball bearings, (light scrapes normal with pedals), $30. (These pedals sold for $180.)
*Cleats, Look, new with hardware, $12.
*Booties, neoprene; soles have cut outs for cleats; one bootie has slight blem, XLG, $15.
*Decals, Authentic Cilo Frame, set, $10.
*Tube, Quality 18-23 700c Presta, with long, 48mm, stem, new, boxed, $5.
*Waterbottle Cage, Planet Bike aluminum, takeoff, $4.
*Showercap Water Bottle, Trek, new, $5.
*Mirror, bar end, Cayeye, $4.

Classifieds / TRADE
« on: May 12, 2011, 06:29:36 pm »
4 new large Ortlieb Ql1/QL2 hook inserts for 4 small.

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