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Classifieds / WTB: BOB Trailer
« on: June 26, 2006, 09:29:23 pm »
There are 5 of them for sale on Ebay.

Classifieds / Shimano m515 & Shimano pd21 reflectors & cleats -
« on: March 01, 2006, 10:40:05 am »
Used a few times - these pedals aren't for me. I fell over with them (I keep forgetting I'm hooked in). $15 + whatever the post office charges me to send them to you. I have a picture, let me know if you'd like to see it.

Classifieds / Two Calif. bike tour books - FREE
« on: January 25, 2006, 07:08:45 pm »
Someone asked for the books and they're on their way.

Classifieds / Two Calif. bike tour books - FREE
« on: January 15, 2006, 03:31:28 pm »
I found these at the local library in the free box - they are not used library books. They're in very good condition.
"Cyclists Route Atlas - Gold Country and High Sierra South", paperback, 177 pages.
"Cyclists Route Atlas - Gold Country and High Sierra North", paperback, 99 pages.
They didn't cost me anything - if you pay book rate shipping using the Post Office I'll send them to you.
I'll only send both of them to the same person. Shouldn't cost much to send them, they're not heavy and book rate is as cheap as it gets at the PO.

rich cower, sandpoint, id

Gear Talk / carbon seat post
« on: March 12, 2006, 10:56:31 am »
I've seen one break on a mountain bike, rider had to finish the ride standing - he's very lucky he wasn't injured. I'd never put one on my bike after seeing this.

Gear Talk / Help Me Pick Between Two Tires...
« on: February 12, 2006, 12:13:55 am »
Nashbar has a Schwalbe Marathon for $29. Try Googling it, lots of options pop up.

Gear Talk / burley nomad
« on: February 14, 2006, 11:34:35 am »
I have both - I generally use the BOB because in my typical around town errands it keeps me further away from the cars. The Burley is much easier with a big load, the BOB with a heavy load requires speed to get stable and getting up to speed can be a challenge.

Gear Talk / Rain Gear
« on: January 30, 2006, 10:13:57 pm »
I've used both - neither is great. I'll usually opt for the rain poncho, I've got a good one I picked up from Patagonia 15 years ago that really covers me up and doesn't make me feel like I'm in a sauna. What we need is an incantation to make the sun come out.

Gear Talk / Newbie on Panniers
« on: January 21, 2006, 03:21:44 am »
I've got Ortlieb - I got them after reading this.

There are a lot of pannier reviews on the web.

Gear Talk / "Adventure/Wilderness" bikes?
« on: January 17, 2006, 08:53:54 pm »
Just last year I switched to a suspension bike - I'm not going back, ever.

Gear Talk / Cold Mountain front racks?
« on: January 15, 2006, 01:35:06 pm »
I'm also looking at the Old Mountain front racks - the "Cold Springs" and the "Sherpa". Anyone use these and have anything good/bad to say about them? I like the way they attach to the bike, it looks like it would be less strain on the handling than the Tubus Swing - but having never seen either I figured I'd ask here. I don't want to carry a lot of weight up front, just enough to offset some of the lightness in steering I get with a loaded BOB trailer. cower, sandpoint, id.

Gear Talk / Tubus Swing pannier rack
« on: January 14, 2006, 03:54:13 pm »
I'd like to put a Tubus Swing rack on the front of my suspended mt bike. Anyone use or know anyone who uses one of these racks? Are they good or bad? I'll be using it with Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus panniers. c, sandpoint, id

Gear Talk / Brooks Saddles
« on: February 06, 2006, 01:35:56 pm »
I'm in agreement with PTaylor - I had more than one of these things. Quite literally a pain in the butt to break in and I always had to have a plastic bag with me in case it rained. I'm wondering when this nostalgia trend will produce the discussion of wooden rims.

Routes / Great Divide and a lot of questions
« on: January 30, 2006, 03:55:43 am »
I live and do all of my biking on the edge and in a grizzly bear protection zone (close to the GD path) in North Idaho. All the bears I've seen have no interest in human interaction. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Enjoy your ride and your visit to our country.

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