Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
11
General Discussion / Re: Buying Used Question
« Last post by briwasson on July 30, 2015, 06:35:15 pm »
A T800 for $300 is a pretty good deal. I had one for a while and liked it. Does it have a threaded (quill) stem or threadless? The nice thing with C'dale frames is that they are the same across all models of that year, so upgrades make sense if/when you want to make them.
12
Routes / Re: Camping Facilities for Green Mountains Loop
« Last post by mbattisti on July 30, 2015, 05:16:38 pm »
I have done extensive touring in the northern half of Vermont, especially in the northeast kingdom.  A good resource other than the ACA maps is the website http://www.nvda.net/files/cyclingthekingdom070413.pdf
The state campgrounds are glorious.  there are also several private campgrounds, many of which are not even listed on the internet (and don't accept credit cards).
  If you wish to venture off the ACA route, I highly recommend around Barton, Island Pond, north of Hardwick, and near Lake Willoughby.  Less busy than around Lake Champlain, the Islands, Burlington and Middlebury.  Quiet roads and good pavement for the most part.  As with the ACA maps, the services listed on the above website could be out of business by the time you get there.
13
Classifieds / WTB: Large or Medium Big Dummy Frame
« Last post by heflinkw on July 30, 2015, 03:58:05 pm »
Would consider complete bike.  I'm in SoCal and would prefer to avoid shipping.
Regards,
Keith


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
14
Routes / Re: Berkeley to Davis
« Last post by baltostar on July 30, 2015, 03:53:20 pm »
Nobody's answered - surprising I think since Berkeley Davis both have UC campuses and Amtrak route as well.
15
Gear Talk / Re: Gearing for Touring Bike Followup
« Last post by John Nelson on July 30, 2015, 12:04:59 pm »
I have 52/11 and very often wish I had a higher gear, and I have never raced.
Really?  A 52/11 is 127 gear-inch and gives 38 mph at 100 rpm.  Can you really ride that fast except on a big downhill where you would go as fast or faster by just tucking in and coasting?  My problem with the excessive use of 11T cogs is that you give up a far more useful interior cog to get it.
38 MPH is fast enough for Kansas, but not for a lot of other places. On rolling hills, I want to start that next uphill going as fast as I can manage. Besides, I'm not really a 100-RPM kind of guy. And even though I don't race, going fast is fun, and going 45 MPH is more fun than going 38. Also, it you ever hope to get going 55 MPH, you need to pedal as hard as you can at the very top of the hill. So no, of course I don't need a bigger gear, but I want one because it's more fun. It's good not only for downhills, but also for tailwinds.
16
There is construction near Condon. Bridge replacement between Cold Creek campground and Holland Lake.
N 47°39.766' , W 113°49.722'

They are letting people ford the river, it's not too difficult.
17
Gear Talk / Re: Gearing for Touring Bike Followup
« Last post by staehpj1 on July 30, 2015, 09:35:20 am »
I have 52/11 and very often wish I had a higher gear, and I have never raced.
Really?  A 52/11 is 127 gear-inch and gives 38 mph at 100 rpm.  Can you really ride that fast except on a big downhill where you would go as fast or faster by just tucking in and coasting?  My problem with the excessive use of 11T cogs is that you give up a far more useful interior cog to get it.
Seems pretty extreme to me, but I can kind of understand.  I used to want a big gear, in part so I could pedal lightly against a little resistance on long down hills to keep my legs moving.

I have since gotten used to not having a big ring at all on some of my bikes.  I went with a big gear of 39/12 on the ST with an ultra compact double (39-26) made by taking the big ring off of a triple) and found that I really didn't miss the big gear.  It took a bit of a mental adjustment but wasn't really a handicap even though I was riding with a fast young rider.  I had no trouble staying with him on the flats, down hills, and rolling hills.  I did have trouble keeping up on the uphills for the first part of the tour, but that is an entirely different problem having more to do with inadequate training :)
18
Gear Talk / Re: Gearing for Touring Bike Followup
« Last post by DaveB on July 30, 2015, 07:47:07 am »
I have 52/11 and very often wish I had a higher gear, and I have never raced.
Really?  A 52/11 is 127 gear-inch and gives 38 mph at 100 rpm.  Can you really ride that fast except on a big downhill where you would go as fast or faster by just tucking in and coasting?  My problem with the excessive use of 11T cogs is that you give up a far more useful interior cog to get it. 
19
Gear Talk / Re: Gearing for Touring Bike Followup
« Last post by John Nelson on July 30, 2015, 12:36:59 am »
I have 52/11 and very often wish I had a higher gear, and I have never raced.
20
Routes / Trans Am Bike Tour 2016 June 4th Astoria and Yorktown at 8AM
« Last post by nathan jones on July 30, 2015, 12:28:36 am »
I just wanted to cordially invite folks who'd like to plug into a mass start for the Trans Am in 2016 to join the racers and hopefully a whole pile of tourists alike.  I'm herding people through transambikerace.com and on this facebook group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/633387120031077/
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10