Craftsmanship and functionality. Sweet! I look forward to 'hearing' about how it does on the trail.
Here's hoping it goes to them in good time, well loved, and with tens of thousands of happy miles behind it. It really is an exquisite piece.I’ll have to add a rack to the rando bike because it doesn’t have the clearance or fenders but rides fine on the suv bike. This will go to my kids when I’m gone. Haha!
It would take a lot of CO2. The the kayak only needs 1.1psi for full inflation, but her tubes are rather large. I'm guessing you'd need something on the order of one of the larger CO2 canisters used to power paint ball markers. Plus a really good regulator given the silly low max pressure. By way of comparison, our paddle boards inflate to a max of 15psi and are at the lower end of that range, with some models needing up to 25psi.Can you inflate with a bike CO2 unit?
That would make deflation and inflation more attractive for packing on a bike.
Diggit!.....at first glance, the fence rail looked a rear fenderNew bike day for me yesterday. Cervelo Caledonia.
Would have liked to support one of the two LBS nearby but one had mostly used stuff in and the other had a few by Specialized, but no models that I was interested in and a bunch by KHS, which they are an authorized dealer for. I wanted to go with a bigger name than KHS.
So made a trip south 70 miles to one of the big bike shops. Found exactly what I was looking for.
Kind of made me laugh - was checking out after a bike fit and there was the manager, the two salesman, and two mechanics shooting the shit a bit and I mentioned that "Yea, it was time for a new bike, I have nearly 17,000 on my last one." In unison, they all stopped what they were doing and stared at me for a few moments. I really didn't think of 17,000 as too terrible much with a well-maintained bike and replacement parts and upgrades as needed.
I took it for a 20+ mile ride on a multi-use trail before heading back and did a few more fit tweaks.
It rides beautifully, best bike I have ever had it feels like.
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! Sorry if I was unclear. Chip fits in the regular kayak just fine, even with the trailer and bike and so on. The issue is on feet-dry parts of a route where the deflated kayak would ride in the same trailer usually occupied by my big eared buddy. While he usually loves to run alongside, I like having a place for him to ride so that he is never forced to run (or me to stop). I don't think putting him on top of the deflated kayak is a good answer.Buy Chip a tiny canine kayak, tether him in, and tow him. Or .... include a treadmill/paddlewheel attachment.
Or maybe a giant gerbil-ball ........
Trailer behind a trailer?! Sorry if I was unclear. Chip fits in the regular kayak just fine, even with the trailer and bike and so on. The issue is on feet-dry parts of a route where the deflated kayak would ride in the same trailer usually occupied by my big eared buddy. While he usually loves to run alongside, I like having a place for him to ride so that he is never forced to run (or me to stop). I don't think putting him on top of the deflated kayak is a good answer.
I have looked into doggie backpacks and various rack-mounted solutions. The former would displace my Camelbak and place Chip in a better position to be injured if I pancake on the pavement. The latter are definitely or probably too small for him.
It's a PITA, but worthwhile things often are. Like teaching Chip to ride in a trailer and run alongside the bike in the first place. I love getting out on the water with him, and of course sharing rides. I'll figure something out eventually, but very much open to ideas at the moment.