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Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,479
Posted By fredlf
Yeah, cosmoline, that's the stuff. I believe...

Yeah, cosmoline, that's the stuff. I believe Weigle's is basically cosmoline in a spray can. Maybe someone even older than me knows better.

(I'm looking forward to getting my biolite to see how...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,537
Posted By fredlf
Santa pre-ordered me one of these: ...

Santa pre-ordered me one of these:
http://biolitestove.com/BioLite.html

They're not due out until Spring, but they do look intriguing.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,479
Posted By fredlf
Framesaver

All my bikes have steel frames and I've treated all of them with this stuff:
http://www.amazon.com/Weigles-bicycle-frame-saver-inhibitor/dp/B0012GO58Y

It's similar to the stuff they used to use...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,435
Posted By fredlf
I totally agree that in survival situations, the...

I totally agree that in survival situations, the synthetic bag can be made to insulate, so it often is a better choice for mountaineering, big wall climbing, rescue, etc. But I'm a big believer in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,435
Posted By fredlf
Quality vs. price

Lord knows I understand the need to save, but I'll add my two cents. A high quality down bag will last you the rest of your life, if it's not abused. A bag from Western Mountaineering or Feathered...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-18-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,880
Posted By fredlf
Old thread, I know, but wth. Most shops will...

Old thread, I know, but wth. Most shops will happily calculate spoke length for you if bring in or at least know what exact hub and rim you will be using. Wheel building is not all that hard, just...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,476
Posted By fredlf
I ride the NW hills roads frequently too, and...

I ride the NW hills roads frequently too, and I'll echo what other posters said. Going uphill I'm easy to pass, and I stay as far right as I safely can, when I safely can.

Going downhill, I'll...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-12-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,922
Posted By fredlf
I'm not saying there's no significant differences...

I'm not saying there's no significant differences between components. I'm just saying that the differences between components are not as great as the differences between frames, and they are easier...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-06-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,922
Posted By fredlf
I wouldn't worry too much about components. Find...

I wouldn't worry too much about components. Find a frame that fits you and your needs. You can change components later, if need be. The shop may even be willing to swap some stuff out for a...
Forum: Route Info 03-28-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,787
Posted By fredlf
It's not so open anymore

Tried Larch with some shifties on 3/27. About 3/4 mile from the gate at mile 10, at the switchback, there was snow about 4" deep on the roadway. There was a narrow, slushy car-tire track you could...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,198
Posted By fredlf
Better than nothing

I'd still rather have the morons stopped than witlessly aiming their vehicle at me while they argue with the spouse.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By fredlf
single-speed "conversion"

It's a little involved for a forum post, but basically the steps are:
1. shorten/repair chain with your chaintool (you carry a chain tool, right?).
2. Remove broken derailler and cable.
3....
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By fredlf
Single-speed "conversion"

Everyone who rides off-road should know how to convert their bike into a single-speed after wrapping a derailleur...

Only had to do it once, but man I was glad not to be walking the 20+ miles home.
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,265
Posted By fredlf
Rules of the game

i haven't ridden College, only Brynwood. I only made it about 60% of the way. BUT... I didn't know it's "legal" to use the drive-ways to get a rest (by circling or track-standing). Now that I know...
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-30-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By fredlf
cowboy myth

I asked a ranger at Crater Lake once why horses were allowed on some trails, but dogs are banned park-wide. His response was "historical reasons."

In other words, there is no scientifically...
Forum: Route Info 10-27-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,297
Posted By fredlf
Thanks all

Thanks all for the good suggestions. I know/do most of those West Hills rides, but I'm too slow a climber to knock those off in less than 90 minutes. (Agreed, however, that descending east-side...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By fredlf
outdoor camera

I love my Olympus Stylus 1050 for all outdoor activities. It's waterproof (to 30 feet!), crush- and impact resistant. You can step on it, drop it in puddles and whack it into stuff and it keeps...
Forum: Route Info 10-26-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,297
Posted By fredlf
Yo roadies, I need a new loop.

I've worn a groove in my standard Kelley Point loop (Skidmore-Williams-Ainsworth-Willamette-Lombard-Marine Drive-33rd-Skidmore). I need a new ride!

What's your favorite go-to, in-town training...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By fredlf
ironing for repellency

yes, I have had a few garments over the years that recommend this. It seems to help, but not as much as a re-spray. I have no idea why ironing would do this, however.
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By fredlf
Other women-specific purveyors

I've been out of the industry for a while now, but Terry Bicycles used to make quite a bit of stuff in very small sizes (including bikes). Shebeest makes quality women's gear my wife loves, but I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By fredlf
Your jacket needs a tune-up

I bet your jacket is fine, it just needs some maintenance. All waterproof-breathable fabrics need to be properly cleaned and then treated to maintain their ability to shed water droplets. What's...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,745
Posted By fredlf
Heart-rending photo

This isn't graphic, just incredibly sad. Hopefully it can serve as a reminder to all to be careful, attentive, respectful and kind when out on the road.

http://www.tucsonbikelawyer.com/heavy/
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By fredlf
Reach the Beach

The route used by the Reach the Beach Century is pretty great. You can view it on the RTB website.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Rpm
Views: 1,017
Posted By fredlf
Higher is better

Generally speaking, spinning a higher gear is preferable to "lugging" a low gear. Start by working on keeping a cadence (rpm) over 80, with your goal being comfortable spinning 95-100.

I've found...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,898
Posted By fredlf
Thanks Brock

Laughing at oneself is the best medicine.
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