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by hujev
27 Oct 2015, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1570
Views: 408599

1984 Trek 830 frankenbike!

Here's a photo of my 'most favo(u)ritest' bike, a 1984 Trek 830 frankenbike. More about it here (and more pictures): http://rjl.us/velo/trek830-1.htm , but it's just the best to ride! This was taken a week and a half ago when I was down in Ishpeming (Michigan's Upper Peninsula) and had just finished...
by hujev
27 Oct 2015, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Books on the beauty of cycling?
Replies: 50
Views: 4183

Re: Books on the beauty of cycling?

Two of my favorites are:
Tim Hughes' 'Wheels of choice', which perfectly captures everything I like about touring in photos with captions, and
Diana Armstrong's 'Bicycle camping', which does so with a bit more text, but just the right topics and photos.
by hujev
27 Oct 2015, 10:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any botanists out there - Butter and eggs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1130

Re: Any botanists out there - Butter and eggs?

Hey, I just saw this ... nothing I can add at this point except:

1) I am a botanist! Thus I had to reply...
2) this plant grows weedy a little here in Alaska; just by roadsides, so not really 'dangerous' as an aggressive invader. Also saw it in Michigan on recent velotour.
by hujev
26 Oct 2015, 11:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are Bicycle Quarterly on to something, or on something?
Replies: 115
Views: 7388

Re: Are Bicycle Quarterly on to something, or on something?

I'd call that one another one of the Great British Bicycle Books. I've been looking it over lately attempting to determine the 'proper' frame measures for my new Woodrup build, so at least I'll sound like I know what I'm telling the builder (Kevin)... Without, of course, treating Oliver's word as 'g...
by hujev
22 Oct 2015, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are Bicycle Quarterly on to something, or on something?
Replies: 115
Views: 7388

Re: cult arises, the source of the quote, and GBCBs

Wow, a follower! Maybe my cult ideas aren't so far-fetched after all! I'd thought that my entire readership consisted of myself and one bicycling friend, plus the occasional baffled web-searcher. Maybe now is the time to / command / all of my flock to send me $1 (or £0.7) at once; then I will have a...
by hujev
21 Oct 2015, 10:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are Bicycle Quarterly on to something, or on something?
Replies: 115
Views: 7388

Like cults, but harmless & fun

As I guess you all generally know, there are a few 'iconoclasts' over here in the US, Heine being the most 'famous' after only Grant Peterson, who have sort of made their names and companies by preaching the ills of contemporary bicycles and marketing (which I agree with) whilst holding up something...
by hujev
12 Aug 2015, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing Surly Decals
Replies: 14
Views: 1796

Re: Removing Surly Decals

Hmmm, I got the exact (copy/paste, or answered so many times it was automatic) response when I bought a lht 10 years ago. I found the ridiculous 'crazy scrawl' logos all over every possible space juvenile, annoying, and ugly; had they used a clear typeface it'd've been better but I still would've re...
by hujev
1 Jul 2015, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or used
Replies: 27
Views: 1939

Keeping thread going - because still looking!

Keeping the thread going - because I'm still looking! I've given up on Bob Jackson as their 'world tourist' frames seems to be more 'sport touring' geometry, plus trying to get specs, etc. on their items is too hard and the website is so wonky (I was excited when I saw they had a 650b WT, but turns ...
by hujev
26 Jun 2015, 12:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or used
Replies: 27
Views: 1939

Re: Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or use

Aha, the above two of use - esp. that headset adjust-thing. Too bad nobody (that I know of) makes a basic quill stem to fit those monsters! Even worse than trying to adjust a threadless headset is the soviet-style engineering of clamped-on stems! Now as for all these old early 80s frames in my size....
by hujev
24 Jun 2015, 11:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or used
Replies: 27
Views: 1939

Re: Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or use

[quote="531colin"....if your trucker is shimmying[/quote] Well, there is so much opinion/idea on shimmying, and causes (some dismiss the influence of frame materials) and remedies that it seems maybe it's related to some degree to the 'tuning' of the bike frame and luggage (as in a tuning ...
by hujev
19 Jun 2015, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or used
Replies: 27
Views: 1939

Re: Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or use

Thanks for the reply; to the questions just posed ("ideal" more likely on a new frame than a 35-year-old one of course): 700c would work better nowadays (or a 650b conversion, of which I know little at this point), but if the right frame came along 27 would be OK. Cantilevers preferred (ag...
by hujev
19 Jun 2015, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or used
Replies: 27
Views: 1939

Advice: English touring frame 70s-80s style - new or used

HI from new group subscriber in Alaska (but I've read here for ~10 years). I am interested in buying a ca. 1978-1983 English (or UK) full-on touring frameset, or something newer if built in that same style, so figured I'd ask the English themselves (Scots too, and Welsh, etc.). I am also considering...