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Gear Talk / pedals?
« on: September 07, 2006, 12:51:25 pm »
I like the SPD's with a large platform then I can ride with or without my riding shoes. Also double entry is a must as far as I am concerned. Keep those pedals turnin'.

Gear Talk / Rohloff hubs
« on: September 01, 2006, 11:56:48 am »
If you haven't looked at it yet try looking at Sheldon Brown's article on this hub.  It is very indepth article.

Gear Talk / Building rear wheel tandem hub
« on: August 30, 2006, 04:39:16 pm »
Good info, I am looking to do the same for my t2000.  Will check LBS.

Gear Talk / List of equipment carried
« on: August 27, 2006, 05:27:02 pm »
I have always heard that experience is a tough teacher it gives you the example before the lesson.  Your ride will teach you what you use and what you don't.  Have a good and safe ride.

Gear Talk / air pressure
« on: July 18, 2006, 02:18:28 pm »
I did an over night ride on the Iron Horse trail here in Washington.  The trail is what I call hard pack with loose rocks.  It is a good trail.  My question is with this type of riding would it be better to lower the pressure in the tires?  I didn't this ride and had no problem however I am doing a much longer ride on this trail later next month.  I'm using Schwalbe marathons 700x35's recommended pressure 85psi.  

Gear Talk / Shimano sandals
« on: July 01, 2006, 11:23:09 pm »
Check and see if you can't loosen the tension on your pedal.  New cleats can be tight when you first get them.

Gear Talk / TIRE TALK
« on: June 20, 2006, 08:52:53 pm »
Schwalbe marathon's I have 700-35's after one ride with them, I won't put anything else on my touring bike. They made that much difference in the ride and handling of the bike.

Gear Talk / Straight handlebars
« on: May 31, 2006, 03:21:33 pm »
I have drop bars on both my road bike as well as my touring bike and have gone with the popular theory that they are better then straight.  However, I keep seeing photographs of riders doing these epic rides using straight bars. So what's the deal?

Gear Talk / Automatic Land Bike??-- Comments
« on: May 13, 2006, 12:03:25 am »
Stay with the basics you won't be disappointed.  A good touring bike will let you fine tune it to your liking.

Gear Talk / Another yes no question
« on: May 10, 2006, 11:22:13 pm »
Aero bars yes or no?

Gear Talk / Best Functional Helmet
« on: June 06, 2006, 01:03:13 am »
Not if your playing hockey

Gear Talk / Best Functional Helmet
« on: May 26, 2006, 04:04:25 am »
I have a specialized instinct helmet which seems to be a good helmet I bought it however because I liked the way it looked.  One that is cheaper would probably work just as well.  I don't have a problem wearing helmets and I don't clearly understand why people have a problems with them.  They are not a suit of armor but in a knock down crash they just might keep you out of intensive care at least for a head injury.  

Gear Talk / Trek 520 v Cannondale T2000
« on: April 15, 2006, 02:06:00 am »
I'm glad you wrote about the Surly I have been thinking about getting a frame and building one up.  The only drawback was in my size only having the 26" wheels but maybe that is not really an issue.

Gear Talk / Trek 520 v Cannondale T2000
« on: April 10, 2006, 11:50:02 pm »
I have ridden my t2000 for the last five years and have found it the most comfortable bike I have ridden. I don't care for bar end shifters and that is the reason I did not go with the Trek.  One of the drawbacks however is foot and front wheel clearance at just the right angle they can touch.  This has never caused me any problems.  I would buy another t2000 if something happened to one I have now.  I believe both are good bikes so what ever one you decide you won't be sorry.

Gear Talk / Need advice for bringing guitar
« on: March 20, 2006, 10:38:35 pm »
Have you considered a ukulele?

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