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Forum: Touring 09-29-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,874
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
On the note of leaving your gear stashed at your...

On the note of leaving your gear stashed at your campsite - I was fooled into thinking this was a good idea since I was in the posh mountain town of Boulder, Colorado. I mean, I did it plenty of...
Forum: Touring 09-09-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,363
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
I have this problem. Wearing soft wool or cotton...

I have this problem. Wearing soft wool or cotton usually alleviates the problem. If I'm wearing anything synthetic it HAS TO BE FORM FITTING. Or else I get bloody nips.

And now everybody knows.
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Forum: Touring 09-07-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Hi everyone, Thank you all for the...

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for the thoughtful responses. I am quite adept at slow speed riding.I come from an mtb background which provided awareness of slow speed rock crawling up steep grades...
Forum: Touring 09-01-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,488
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
LOW gearing

This past spring I injured my knee. It sucks. PCL tear lvl 2 and some issues with my patella tendon. I completed about 6 weeks of physical therapy and now feel much better.

Prior to my injury I...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,683
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
This is the exact reason why my N360 sits in a...

This is the exact reason why my N360 sits in a box in the attic... unmoved for years. And I was one of the suckers who paid near full price for it :( I want to like it, but its a bear. I would rather...
Forum: Commuting 07-17-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
My swb recumbent fell out of the bus bike rack...

My swb recumbent fell out of the bus bike rack once.... 20"/26" wheels. I had the 'swing arm' over the front wheel, not over the boom. The bus driver was driving like a total jackass, turning at...
Forum: Commuting 06-18-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,621
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
It's like altitude. You will acclimate.

It's like altitude. You will acclimate.
Forum: Touring 06-17-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Thanks everyone for the input! We've...

Thanks everyone for the input!

We've decided to do as one of the previous posters suggested - Erie Canal + Adirondack Park loop. I have a friend in Buffalo we can use a launching point.

Some...
Forum: Touring 06-17-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
We hit 54.9 MPH on our touring bikes fully loaded...

We hit 54.9 MPH on our touring bikes fully loaded in the Rockies last summer. It was fun. You really notice the weighting imperfections of your wheel/tire at that speed. We used panniers and it was...
Forum: Touring 06-16-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Hello everyone, Thank you for the wonderful...

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the wonderful suggestions. Given the length of time I think I could complete the ACA Adirondack Loop + Erie canal trip. I love climbing but I also love to cover long...
Forum: Touring 06-16-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Leaving in a week - no destination

Hey guys,

I'm looking for some ideas for a 3 week tour. I randomly got some time off starting next week, trip dates will be June 20 - July 7ish. I was considering the C&O + GAP trail but reading...
Forum: Touring 06-08-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Too high of a saddle position and max knee height...

Too high of a saddle position and max knee height can be mutually exclusive issues. You can get a bit more bend in the knee with longer cranks, which will require you bring you seat post down as far...
Forum: Commuting 06-07-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,715
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
FL rider here. Ton's of experience with high UV...

FL rider here. Ton's of experience with high UV index, high humidity, high heat, and lack of airflow.

Let me give you a ride report of one of my trip's last summer. This was in late August (hell...
Forum: Commuting 05-19-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Tim_Iowa: You have my brain stirring on this one....

Tim_Iowa: You have my brain stirring on this one. I used to ride on Vittoria Randoneur Hyper's in 700x38 on my Vaya but they were excessively flat prone in my area. The reason I went Marathon in the...
Forum: Commuting 05-16-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Shamatt - I ride an Actionbent Jetstream, which...

Shamatt - I ride an Actionbent Jetstream, which is stock except for a Terracycle idler, fenders, rack, and tires. The bent is pretty comfy and there isn't a lot of room for BA tires. The front is as...
Forum: Commuting 05-15-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Considering 650B wheel swap, suspension?

Hello all,

I've struggled on and off with rough roads and offroad traction. My commuting load is approx 10 lbs, bike is 30, and I'm 230 (6'4"). Where I live now (downtown Orlando) there are miles...
Forum: Touring 05-14-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
We are thinking of doing this June 20 - July 7....

We are thinking of doing this June 20 - July 7. Any weather considerations we should make or precautions against bugs?
Forum: Touring 04-06-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Tubus Swing comes to mind. I think Old Man...

Tubus Swing comes to mind. I think Old Man Mountain makes one too.
Forum: Commuting 03-30-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,011
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Chain guard disks work somewhat. I found that my...

Chain guard disks work somewhat. I found that my pants still got sucked into the chainring and chain if using the big ring.

I have an SKS Chainboard on my touring bike. It works REALLY well. No...
Forum: Commuting 03-18-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,795
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Leisesturm - it's his bike, his investment... I...

Leisesturm - it's his bike, his investment... I don't see the need for negativity here. He's just asking what's out there. Plenty other posters are providing information that is relevant to his...
Forum: Commuting 03-15-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,795
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
The Salsa Vaya fits most of those requirements,...

The Salsa Vaya fits most of those requirements, except for the horizontal drop out bit. Depending on your frame size of choice, they offer a 26" model for the smaller bikes. The Vaya Travel has...
Forum: Commuting 02-19-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
My PB hardcore fenders rattle quite a bit. My SKS...

My PB hardcore fenders rattle quite a bit. My SKS chromoplastics do not. Unfortunately, I didn't find SKS fenders in a 20/26 flavor. PB was willing to sell me different sized fenders for a single...
Forum: Commuting 02-06-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,374
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Strava really helped me improve my average speed

Strava really helped me improve my average speed
Forum: Commuting 02-06-14, 12:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,374
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Hey 5matt, Other commuters in this forum...

Hey 5matt,

Other commuters in this forum told me my commute was too long, as well. Don't let them get you down. There are others out there in the same situation as you. My current commute is 23...
Forum: Recumbent 02-03-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy
Off-the-shelf 20" Dynamo wheel?

Hello all,

I am looking for a rim brake compatible dynamo wheel for my SWB bent. My only Google results show a very cheap Shimano 3n20 with a single walled rim from a UK shipper... USA here. I...
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