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Old 03-13-14, 07:27 AM   #26
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Have fun with your new ride!

After 3 years, I'm in the process of making my first real change by replacing the stock Tektro Oryx brakes with Tektro CR720s as recommended on this forum......there better be a noticeable improvement or you're gonna hear about it :-)

I did have the extra brake levers installed which I really like and I went to 26X1.85 tires.
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I still don't understand how you ride with bar end shifters.
I use my pinky fingers. I guess it's been 10 or 12 years since I rebuilt my retro grouch bike. I wanted to minimize maintenance so I decided to use bar end friction shifters rather than brifters.
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I use my pinky fingers. I guess it's been 10 or 12 years since I rebuilt my retro grouch bike. I wanted to minimize maintenance so I decided to use bar end friction shifters rather than brifters.
Nice bike. I like this little touch

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A couple of years ago I got a yen for a touring bike. I don't do the heavy duty touring that many of you do, more what they call credit card touring. I also wanted to build it up myself. I ordered a Salsa Casseroll frame and fitted it out with an Ultegra group. its a 10 speed cassett3, 11-32, double crankset. Has matching honey colored Brooks B-17 and honey leather bar wraps. It is a ride that increases in pleasure the more I ride it. Mostly ride my Specialized Roubaix but many days I just want a change and the Salsa does the trick with a comfortable touring geometry. The satisfaction of having built it allows me to be in tune with anything that is amiss with the gearing and other parts.
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The OP hasn't returned since posting. I'm assuming she's out riding and enjoying her bike.
That's seem kind of like what should be happening.
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I still don't understand how you ride with bar end shifters.

Go for the cross check or pacer, or another bike with brifters.
I have a Trek 520 with the bar end shifters. I like them as they are designed for a touring bike and are more dependable than the STI brakes and cheaper to repair.
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A couple of years ago I got a yen for a touring bike. I don't do the heavy duty touring that many of you do, more what they call credit card touring. I also wanted to build it up myself. I ordered a Salsa Casseroll frame and fitted it out with an Ultegra group. its a 10 speed cassett3, 11-32, double crankset. Has matching honey colored Brooks B-17 and honey leather bar wraps. It is a ride that increases in pleasure the more I ride it. Mostly ride my Specialized Roubaix but many days I just want a change and the Salsa does the trick with a comfortable touring geometry. The satisfaction of having built it allows me to be in tune with anything that is amiss with the gearing and other parts.
My '12 Casseroll has an 11-34, the standard build triple 48-36-26, the black Brooks Imperial, and 28mm tires. I didn't build it, so I can't be quite in tune like you are, but I love the ride. Very smooth on most roads, reasonable even over some nasty rough stuff, and comfortable for those long rides. With the low gearing, the nasty climbs I like don't cause me to be worn out for the rest of the ride. And the price was right, I'm not sure I could get a nicer ride without spending a couple thousand more than I did. Too bad they don't make the Casseroll anymore.
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My '12 Casseroll has an 11-34, the standard build triple 48-36-26, the black Brooks Imperial, and 28mm tires. I didn't build it, so I can't be quite in tune like you are, but I love the ride. Very smooth on most roads, reasonable even over some nasty rough stuff, and comfortable for those long rides. With the low gearing, the nasty climbs I like don't cause me to be worn out for the rest of the ride. And the price was right, I'm not sure I could get a nicer ride without spending a couple thousand more than I did. Too bad they don't make the Casseroll anymore.
I agree,a comfortable ride indeed and the price for the fully fitted out bike was more than reasonable. By building it, I spent about double, but I always wanted to build a bike and I was in the market for a touring bike so it all worked out. Enjoy your Casseroll, I believe it will become a sought after classic if it isn't already.
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Do like my two good friends who will leave St. Augustine, Florida for San Diego, California Saturday morning on their Disc Truckers. I helped them set the bikes up with Ortlieb panniers and SKS fenders. Great bikes for loaded touring.
What route are they taking? Do they plan to ride all the way across Texas?
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The OP hasn't returned since posting. I'm assuming she's out riding and enjoying her bike.
The OP has indeed been getting in some saddle time but she's a HE!! Typos can really do nasty thing's to a guys image!

Notice that Tom was good enough to get my gender straightened out for me!

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Glad you are getting in some saddle time, but with your screen name the gender problem will be a constant thing, probably. Anywho, its nice to hear from you, how about a riding report and a few pics of the bicycle, that is a tradition here. Also, don't forget the first ride pie and just keep riding and smiling.

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The OP has indeed been getting in some saddle time but she's a HE!! Typos can really do nasty thing's to a guys image!
Sorry but I thought Louise Le Tour sounded female. Still glad to hear you're riding. Typo?
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Here's a video in case you didn't see the addition to my original post.

http://vimeo.com/89279831 (updated 3-18-14)

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Have fun with your new ride!After 3 years, I'm in the process of making my first real change by replacing the stock Tektro Oryx brakes with Tektro CR720s as recommended on this forum......there better be a noticeable improvement or you're gonna hear about it :-)I did have the extra brake levers installed which I really like and I went to 26X1.85 tires.
I see the Tektro brakes are the older type, I've got disc brakes, I GUESS they're better (the guy who sold me the bike sed so!).
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It works fine for me. You may need to hold down "Ctrl" and "Alt" simultaneously with clicking on the link.
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It works fine for me. You may need to hold down "Ctrl" and "Alt" simultaneously with clicking on the link.
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Anywho, its nice to hear from you, how about a riding report and a few pics of the bicycle, that is a tradition here. Also, don't forget the first ride pie and just keep riding and smiling.Bill
First ride pie?! OH MY!
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You need to post a public link.
I'm not the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to computers. Fill me in on what a "public link" is.
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I'm in the process of making my first real change by replacing the stock Tektro Oryx brakes with Tektro CR720s as recommended on this forum......

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I see the Tektro brakes are the older type, I've got disc brakes, I GUESS they're better (the guy who sold me the bike sed so!).
I checked out the Surly site and I see that the non-disc bakes on the current LHT are now Tektro CR720...

those guys must follow this forum...probably a lot of other folks in the biz do as well for input
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I'm not the sharpest tool in the box when it comes to computers. Fill me in on what a "public link" is.
Use the share button (paper airplane icon) to get a public link. It will look more like :

http://vimeo.com/72673612

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I'm in the process of making my first real change by replacing the stock Tektro Oryx brakes with Tektro CR720s as recommended on this forum......there better be a noticeable improvement or you're gonna hear about it :-)
I know you'll see some improvement with the CR720s. Personally I'd recommend switching to v-brakes. Canti's work, but v-brakes work better and are easier to adjust.
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Sorry but I thought Louise Le Tour sounded female. Still glad to hear you're riding. Typo?
Tom fixed it for me, thank goodness!
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Use the share button (paper airplane icon) to get a public link. It will look more like :

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Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bicycle with YAK trailer. on Vimeo I think that's it.
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