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Gear Talk / Internal hub bike
« on: June 09, 2007, 06:12:38 pm »
Thank you very much.
Its what I'm looking for.
Will call Harris to get more info.

Thanks again

Gear Talk / Internal hub bike
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:02:29 pm »
Looking for an 7-8 speed internal hub bike that would be used for light touring or randonnuring events.

Does anyone know if there is such a bike out there or would I have to convert one.

All help is appreciated



Gear Talk / 2nd best panniers
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:07:37 pm »
Ran across an (on going)web site about a couple doing
world wide touring who evalutate there equipment.

down the


Gear Talk / trekking handlebars
« on: February 23, 2007, 11:43:04 pm »
Thanks for the suggestion.
Looked at the Nashbar mustache bars and think I'll go with them.


Gear Talk / trekking handlebars
« on: February 17, 2007, 09:30:17 am »
Hi Bruno

I really don't like the look of the trekking bars myself but thought the numerous hand positions make sense.

I've been looking at the Rivendell bicycle site (good information plus common sense opinions) and the albatross bars look inviting.

Your suggestion regarding raleigh type bars is interesting since I also ride an older Raleigh sprite and find these handlebars comfortable.

Thanks for the suggestions.


Gear Talk / trekking handlebars
« on: February 15, 2007, 11:01:23 am »
Thanks Sean

Took a look at site
Will send email to check out

Thanks again


Gear Talk / trekking handlebars
« on: February 13, 2007, 09:42:22 pm »
Hi Sean

Are the scott bars still availabe
if not, is there a similar handlebar to the scott other than the two I mentioned.


Gear Talk / trekking handlebars
« on: February 12, 2007, 11:46:04 am »
Thinking of replacing my flat mt bike handlebars with trekking bars or mustache bars that have multi positions.

anyone have any experience with these bars


Gear Talk / diamondback commuter
« on: February 09, 2007, 08:03:37 am »
I thank all of you for your replys
will check out suggestions and advise

again thanks


Gear Talk / diamondback commuter
« on: February 05, 2007, 08:27:56 pm »
Thanks for the reply
The largest cog is a 32
It does have flat bars
are you familiar with the bianchi volpe


Gear Talk / diamondback commuter
« on: February 05, 2007, 05:38:16 pm »
Anyone familiar with diamondback products.
Looking at a diamondback (called a transporter)for commuting and light touring. It has a steel frame and fork 48-38-28 gearing. Mountain bike in design with 26" wheels, fenders, braze on for racks and two water bottles.

Gear Talk / advise buying bianchi castro valley
« on: January 17, 2007, 09:50:09 am »
Thanks for the reply
Plan to use bike as my regular town/exercise bike (10-15 miles each day)plus occasional light tour or with a trailer.

Thanks again

Gear Talk / advise buying bianchi castro valley
« on: January 16, 2007, 10:40:38 pm »
I am new to touring and plan to buy a 2007 bianchi castro valley. Information welcome.

General Discussion / training over 50 yrs of age
« on: May 31, 2007, 06:52:44 pm »
I'm 64 had a triple bypass operation Nov 02.
As said before start slow,low mileage and build up to what you want to achieve.

You can duplicated touring conditions within your neighborhood (ie)hills,head winds etc on a 5-10 mile neighborhood ride.
Your doctor should be consulted what you plan to do and how to handle / adjust your prescripitions
Use a heart moniter and check with your doctor to decide what the max heart rate not to exceed.

I have had a trainer help me build up my other core body strengths to make sure overall my entire body is in fairly good shape.    

I assume you have a comfortable bike with low gearing to help you achieve your goals.

Feel free to email me

General Discussion / older british bikes
« on: February 24, 2007, 09:38:41 am »

Thanks for the tip regarding classic rendezvous.

Received several emails

Vetern-cycle club New England section got back to me.

Several local people in NJ

Thanks again


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