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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?

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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.)

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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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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.
 

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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, http://tinyurl.com/2828xxb, $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.

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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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Classifieds / WANTED
« on: May 12, 2011, 06:29:09 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.
 

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Classifieds / FOR SALE: Jacket & Vest, Price Reduced
« on: October 21, 2010, 04:37:48 pm »
*Jacket, Dirt Designs Equinox, Durepel finish, "Super water repellent", "Comfortably drier", mesh panel on back, navy with reflective piping, marked small, but really med; ideal lightweight jacket for touring; jacket weighs only 6 oz; new with tags still attached, $20 plus shipping. (Similar jacket sold for $80!) Have photo, ask.
*Vest, Dirt Designs Equinox, Durepel finish, "Super water repellent", "Comfortably drier", navy with reflective piping, marked small, but really med; ideal lightweight vest for touring; vest weighs only 6 oz; new with tags still attached, $12 plus shipping. (Similar vest sold for $65!) Have photo, ask.
*Jacket and Matching Vest above, $27 plus shipping.

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Classifieds / FOR SALE: Many Touring Items
« on: October 06, 2010, 02:54:06 pm »
All items in very good condition, unless noted, and are plus shipping.

*Front Derailleur, Sun Tour 31.8mm bottom pull, $3.
*Front Brake Caliper, Shimano Tourney Centerpull, $10. The answer if you want to use a larger tire than you can with a sidepull brake. In my experience, this brake is as effective as Mafac Racer.
*Chainring, 30T Shimano blk 74, $15.
*Chainring, 45T SR sil 110, $15.
*Tire, Continental Top Touring 2000, 700x28c, folding; the legendary robust touring tire; last and best of number of tires this size I am no longer using and am clearing out, $10.
*Jacket and Matching Vest, Dirt Designs Equinox, Durepel finish, "Super water repellent", "Comfortably drier", mesh panel on back, navy with reflective piping, marked small, but really med; ideal lightweight set for touring; both pieces weigh only 12 oz; new with tags still attached, $30. (Similar set sold for $145!) Have photos; ask!
*Tube, Quality 18-23 700c Presta, with long, 48mm, stem, new, boxed, $5.
*Sierra Cup, similar to http://www.rei.com/product/752721, with same preferred classic handle shape, but 12 oz, $4.
*Showercap Water Bottle, Trek, new, $5.
*Cable Guide, Campagnolo Downtube Double Derailleur; the classic chrome, some wear that will not be noticed after installed, $5.

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Classifieds / WANTED: PD-M737 Pedals
« on: September 03, 2010, 09:54:59 am »
Very good  condition. Photo appreciated.

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Classifieds / FOR SALE: Chainrings
« on: August 19, 2010, 06:39:45 pm »
*30T Shimano blk 74, $15.
*45T SR sil 110, $15.
Both in very good condition and plus shipping.

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Classifieds / FOR SALE: Derailleurs
« on: August 19, 2010, 06:37:49 pm »
*Front Derailleur, Sun Tour 31.8mm bottom pull, $3.
*Front Derailleur, Shimano Alivio 31.8mm bottom pull, new in box, $10.
Both plus shipping.

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Classifieds / FOR SALE: Touring Tires
« on: June 25, 2010, 07:24:05 pm »
*Continental Contact 700x37c, Continental's replacement for legendary robust Top Touring 2000, new, $25 plus shipping.
*Continental Top Touring 2000, 700x28c, folding; $10 plus shipping. Last and best of the number of tires this size I am no longer using and am clearing out.


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Classifieds / SOLD: Touring Frame with Everything
« on: June 22, 2010, 10:55:51 am »
Everything you want in a touring frame that is responsive enough to also be your go-fast bike. 73 Cilo, Reynolds 531 double-butted throughout, including forks and stays. Repainted by famed framebuilder Matt Assenmacher. Silver with chrome panels on headtube and fork crown and legs. Campagnolo dropouts with eyelets. 58cm top to center. Includes Stronglight roller bearing headset. Paint condition rated 8.5-9 out of 10; you have to be very close to see imperfections. Touch-up paint included. Frame is Cilo's top of the line. Painting, adding braze-ons, aligning to framebuilder's standards, installing headset, etc, cost me over $800 in addition to cost of frame. Price reduced to $350.

Braze-ons:
Shifters
Three water bottle cages
Pump peg
Chain rest
Front low rider rack
Rear rack
Kickstand
Spare spokes
Fender (See second paragraph under "Fenders", http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/berthoud.asp) Facilitates an extraordinarily secure and neat fender installation.
Brake cable
Derailleur cable

Photos on request.

Built up, touring, http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/89575855
 
An Atlantis, similarly go-fast/tourer, costs $2000 and doesn't have the features on this frame.

After payment, I will deliver to LBS, who says he'll charge $15 for packing and ship frame at your cost by whichever method you prefer.

Also have, getting close to end of major clear out of personal stash; all in very good condition unless otherwise noted and plus shipping.
*Bottom Bracket Spindle, Specialized 120mm; if you have a Campagnolo Nuovo Record or similar bottom bracket and want to run a triple crankset, this is the spindle to get, $10.
*Tire, Continental Top Touring 2000, 700x28c, folding; the legendary robust touring tire, $10.
*Tire, Continental Contact 700x37c, new, $25.
*Jacket and Matching Vest, Dirt Designs Equinox, Durepel finish, "Super water repellent", "Comfortably drier", mesh panel on back, navy with reflective piping, marked small, but really med; ideal lightweight set for touring; both pieces weigh only 12 oz; new with tags still attached, $30. (Similar set sold for $145.) Have photos; ask!
*Ultraflate Pro CO2 Tire Inflator & Cartridge, new, $7.


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Classifieds / SOLD: Brooks B-17 Saddle
« on: June 20, 2010, 09:40:25 pm »
Experienced touring and utility cyclists know the unexcelled comfort and durability of Brooks B-17 saddles. This one is a black take-off. If you don't know what "take-off" means, it means it was mounted, but not used (or just used for a test ride). It means it looks as new; no blems. Don't ask for a photo; it looks as good as any Brooks B-17 saddle in any catalog photo. $85 plus shipping.

Also,
*Topline triple 170mm 110-74, silver, including all chainwheel bolts and spacers, $60. (http://www.bikepro.com/products/cranks/topline.html (top)). Photo on request.
*Bottom Bracket Spindle, Specialized 120mm; if you have a Campagnolo Nuovo Record or similar bottom bracket and want to run a triple crankset, this is the spindle to get, $10.
*Tire, Continental Top Touring 2000, 700x28c, folding; the legendary robust touring tire, $10.
*Jacket and Matching Vest, Dirt Designs Equinox, Durepel finish, "Super water repellent", "Comfortably drier", mesh panel on back, navy with reflective piping, marked small, but really med; ideal lightweight set for touring; both pieces weigh only 12 oz; new with tags still attached, $30. Have photos; ask!
*Ultraflate Pro CO2 Tire Inflator & Cartridge, new, $7.

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