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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-02-15, 05:41 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 68,087
Posted By allencb
FWIW, they dropped the price to $180.85. I'm...

FWIW, they dropped the price to $180.85.

I'm so very tempted...

Chris
Forum: Touring 06-29-15, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By allencb
I looked at it. It appears to be between the LHT...

I looked at it. It appears to be between the LHT and Space Horse. Weight it roughly the same.

Chris
Forum: Touring 06-29-15, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By allencb
I weighed it multiple times with a digital bow...

I weighed it multiple times with a digital bow scale (registers peak weight and locks it in). My build was not touring specific, but not selected for weight (Deore XT hubs, LX rear derailleur,...
Forum: Touring 06-27-15, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By allencb
Surly LHT vs AC Space Horse

I'm posting in touring because this forum seems to have the most traffic about these two bikes.

Anyway.

I'm a longtime LHT owner (2008 Utility Blue). I bought the frame with visions of...
Forum: Touring 05-04-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By allencb
I guesstimated about the same as well. It was a...

I guesstimated about the same as well. It was a tough ride, that's for sure. The winds that day didn't help any. It was either blowing in my face or from one side or the other.

Your pages were...
Forum: Touring 04-05-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By allencb
I did it. I rode from Mile 0 to 117 (where my...

I did it. I rode from Mile 0 to 117 (where my wife picked me up) in 12hrs. I took all the food and water I'd consume for the day except for a single bottle refill at Peaks of Otter. The climb to...
Forum: Touring 02-18-09, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By allencb
Oh, I'm familiar with the Parkway in general, but...

Oh, I'm familiar with the Parkway in general, but I've never ridden that portion (0-PoO). I've ridden fair chunks of it in the Roanoke area. I spent one day just doing climbs up Mill Mtn and...
Forum: Touring 02-17-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By allencb
Now you have me worried. That said, I only...

Now you have me worried.

That said, I only have to make it to Roanoke. I won't have to save energy for subsequent days. If I don't make it, my wife can drive from Roanoke towards my point of...
Forum: Touring 02-13-09, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By allencb
Never heard of the place. What can you tell me...

Never heard of the place. What can you tell me about it.

Chris
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-13-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,867
Posted By allencb
How heavy is too heavy? My LHT weighs 26lbs with...

How heavy is too heavy? My LHT weighs 26lbs with a mix of Dura-Ace and Ultegra, but with 32c tires and a Brooks saddle. I'm swapping the 32c tires for 28c Conti 4 Seasons, which will cut more than...
Forum: Touring 02-13-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By allencb
Hotels near "Mile 0" of Blue Ridge Parkway?

I want to do a day ride from the beginning of the BRP to Roanoke this Spring, coinciding with a family trip to Roanoke. My plan was to have my wife drop me off around Waynesboro, stay at a hotel...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-03-08, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By allencb
I'd try a new pad. I have a cheap Nashbar brake...

I'd try a new pad. I have a cheap Nashbar brake on the front of my FG. Out of the box, it wouldn't stop at all and the pads were noisy (sounded like they had sand in them). I swapped the pads for...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-26-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By allencb
I have an SSR as well. I got mine when they were...

I have an SSR as well. I got mine when they were on clearance this summer. Paid $186 shipped for the frame and fork after discounts and Team Perf points. Finally got it built up last week and have...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-23-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By allencb
Poke around ebay and you can find some great...

Poke around ebay and you can find some great deals on cranks. I got a set of Dura-Ace cranks with rings from the late 80s or early 90s (7400 series I think) for $35 shipped a year ago.

Chris
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-23-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By allencb
It has a 130bcd, why not just get a Shimano road...

It has a 130bcd, why not just get a Shimano road double and a 107mm BB? Both together should be about what the Action Track crank costs alone. Hell, if you work at a shop, you could probably find...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-22-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,082
Posted By allencb
:twitchy: I rode my FG mtb more than 5 miles...

:twitchy:

I rode my FG mtb more than 5 miles offroad and as much as 30miles on the road (with slicks). I'm riding my FG road bike in the Seagull Century, 100 miles, next month.

Chris
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-22-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,082
Posted By allencb
I drink a large bottle every 10-20 miles...

I drink a large bottle every 10-20 miles depending on the temps.



I like the capacity, but hate having one on my back for more than an hour or two, so I use dual bottles on my road bikes (even...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-20-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By allencb
Would chopped risers make you happier? ;) ...

Would chopped risers make you happier? ;)

Chris
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-20-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By allencb
Took long enough because the frame was...

Took long enough because the frame was backordered, but it's finally complete. I need to trim the excess steerer tube (spacers above the stem), but otherwise it's ready. I took it for a 15mile ride...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-20-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By allencb
I had a 1/8" Surly 17t cog on my mtb until I...

I had a 1/8" Surly 17t cog on my mtb until I recently removed it to use on my newly built fixed gear road bike. After a year on the mtb (used as fixed 1/3 of the time), the cog still looked new. I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-16-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By allencb
I converted my previous mtb (Klein Pulse, used...

I converted my previous mtb (Klein Pulse, used magic gear) and eventually replaced it with a dedicated SS frame.

I love it. Less maintenance and a different riding experience. Do it. With a...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-10-08, 09:23 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,959
Posted By allencb
I'm not a hipster because: 1. I have a 9-5 job...

I'm not a hipster because:
1. I have a 9-5 job
2. I'm married with two kids (one 5, one 1month)
3. I drive a Camry
4. I hunt animals for food (how's that for an anti-vegan)
5. I have no...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-25-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By allencb
I like using spacers because you can fine tune...

I like using spacers because you can fine tune the fit easier than if you were to use various stems. Cheaper too. I also leave 1/4" to 1/2" of spacer (with corresponding steerer tube inside) on top...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-24-08, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By allencb
I'd replace that seatpost if I were you. I had...

I'd replace that seatpost if I were you. I had one briefly on my mtb. It flexed and creaked like crazy. I took it out of the frame for some reason (can't remember why) and found it was crimped by...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-22-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,549
Posted By allencb
tubing wall thickness in millimeters. The tubes...

tubing wall thickness in millimeters. The tubes are .9mm thick at each end and .6mm thick in the center portion.

Chris
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