Wish List

Here are a few items, I want to add to my cycles:

I want two rear and two front lights. I spoke with a DiNotte sales representative and the fronts lights can be changed to amber.  Although, I currently have four DiNotte 200L engines, I tire of changing lights and wiring from cycle to cycle. These lights are from DiNotte’s LI – Endurance Series and will give me even brighter lights for the trike–maybe before the Catrike Rally.

I wanted to purchase these before I set out on my Cycling Odyssey last June, but the funds were not available and have not been since my return. This is an update that I want before the ’09 Catrike Rally, should I be able to attend. These brakes will give me improved stopping power as well as eliminate the occasional wheel cover rub I get with my Avid BB7s.

  • From Dana Lieberman at Bent Up Cycles [bought my 3 recumbents there] the ceramic bearings [for Silk] I had planned to purchase before my ’08 Cycling Odyssey. Again, I’d love to have these before the ’09 Catrike Rally.

Nodal Ninja 3 MKII Full Spherical Multirow Panoramic QTVR Tripod Head

I love photography and have always wanted to take panoramas. I had a pano head for a small Nikon digital camera–sold it to my son along with the camera. Now I want to do panos again, but with my Canon EOS D60 35mm camera. My panorama stitching software of choice is Autopano Pro 1.4.2.

I used this program in trial mode and find it easy to use and effective. I created a panorama of my bike room using my Cannon in a hand-held mode. Autopano Pro did extremely well. On a tripod, with properly spaced shots–it will do even better. I need a job!!!

Here are two cycles that I hope to add to my fleet:

RANS Crank Forward Citi

  • The Citi: Purchased 02/24 & received 03/04

The Citi would come from Nanda Holz at Spin Cyclz and would use and internal hub versus a rear derailleur. I want the carbon seat and carbon fork that’s used on the RANS Zenetik and rim as opposed to disc brakes, with black riser & handlebar, and black rim & spokes. This cycle would be used for short cruises and will be as simple as possible. [Click on the picture to goto the Citi page.]

Surly Big Dummy

  • The Big Dummy:

The Big Dummy is a long-hauler [click on the picture above to go to Surly’s web page]. The best website fo all you want to know about this truck is Vik’s The Lazy Randonneur Blog [also newly constructed]. I plan to use the military green, with the white decals and black accessories. I do not like the aluminum pannier rack and will have it painted military green so that it looks like part of the frame. This cycle will be my cargo hauler, minimizing the times I’d need an automoblile for carrying items in and around town. There are some amazing hauls, to be seen via the Internet, that have been made using this bike. Check these flickr pics.