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Classifieds / WANTED: old, used PANNIERS
« on: July 24, 2006, 04:35:24 pm »
Steve, I would be interested.  I should have my new ones in about a month, but - my big trip starts when they arrive.  

How much are you asking for them?


Classifieds / WANTED: old, used PANNIERS
« on: July 03, 2006, 10:53:23 am »
I've ordered a set of panniers, but they won't get here until my big trip.  Meanwhile, I need something for training!  Anybody out there have some panniers that you'd like to get out of your garage?

Gear Talk / Shimano sandals
« on: July 21, 2006, 10:28:08 pm »
Driftless, the pedals apparently are not adjustable.  BUT - BADGER - THE CHAIN LUBE WORKED! :)
I am hereby a HAPPY CAMPER!  Sorry it took me so long.  I kept leaving the sandals at home when I was riding away from home, and when I was home, I forgot about them (since my other shoes work fine).  But now - I have SANDALS!  Thanks, guys!

Gear Talk / Shimano sandals
« on: July 02, 2006, 09:39:57 am »
Driftless and Badger, thank you both.  I'll give 'em a try.

Gear Talk / Shimano sandals
« on: June 22, 2006, 07:10:51 pm »
I got some Shimano sandals because I'd heard that people who have them love them.  But - I can't get them unclipped!  I also have some Shimano shoes with identical cleats and have no problems with them.  Anyone have any experience with this?

Gear Talk / Questions about handlebars and trailers
« on: June 22, 2006, 07:08:42 pm »
I have to disagree about the levers in the center of the handlebars.  I love them because I don't have to get my hands from the center of the bars to the drop position in an emergency.  They are just there, immediately.  And, they are easier for my wrists to handle.  (I may have less flexibility there than some folks.)

Anyone want to champion mustache handlebars?

Gear Talk / Bike for Petite Women
« on: June 01, 2006, 12:18:46 am »
I'm getting into this discussion way late, but I'm 5' even, and ride a Co-motion Nor'wester size 46 frame and love it.  I just rode the A.C. road touring course with another 5' gal who has longer legs, and she had a Rodriguez WW2 with 26" wheels (mine are 700's).  We both loved our bikes!

Gear Talk / Comfort Gear
« on: August 12, 2006, 12:49:36 am »
A mirror is DEFINITELY in the necessity category!   ;)

Gear Talk / Bilenky Turtle trailer
« on: October 07, 2005, 11:41:10 pm »
Excellent!  Thank you, Scott.  Then I shall proceed!  

Gear Talk / Bilenky Turtle trailer
« on: September 28, 2005, 09:40:08 am »
Has anyone tried a Bilenky Turtle trailer?  My new bike will have S&S couplers, and apparently they have solved the problem of what to do with the hard case when you get the bike to the start point of a trip - it turns into your trailer.  I just want to know if it works well, because the concept is great!

Gear Talk / Which panniers to buy???
« on: May 30, 2006, 10:35:33 pm »
So - a year or so later, how do you like the Lone Peaks?  I'm considering buying them.

Gear Talk / Anyone name their bike?
« on: September 28, 2005, 10:14:09 am »
Mira! Mira is a star to be noticed and is also the root word for miracle.  She is white with a beautiful blue and was to be shipped yesterday.  I am still in a dream state.  :-)

Routes / Cyclig Cote D'Azure.
« on: June 07, 2006, 12:06:37 am »
Wow, Tom, you bring back memories.  A friend and I rented mopeds back in 1969 and did Cannes - Nice - Monaco.  Cannes to Nice is flat enough, but lots of traffic along the Med, if I recall.  We did the Grand Corniche between Nice and Monaco, which had fabulous views, but by bicycle - whoa!  Are you a climber?
Nancy Stimson

Routes / Ride at Grece Island-Slideshow
« on: June 07, 2006, 12:14:59 am »
Your slideshow is gorgeous!  I'm ready!  Thanks for sharing this - another potential destination!

Routes / Nation Geographic Back Roads Software
« on: June 07, 2006, 12:29:09 am »
Ditto your question.  I used a demo of the N.G. Washington state cd at the REI in Seattle.  Very cool.  Shows topography, does an elevation profile (I was able to find out just exactly what the climb I'd just done was, in feet.) and has a fun "fly-over" view of the route.  But the resolution on the state maps ($50 each) and the Backroads version is different.  I wonder if the Backroads version has sufficient detail.

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