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Forum: Touring 01-09-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By positron
totally different tires. hookworms are...

totally different tires.

hookworms are heavy as hell, while the 650B tires are very lightweight. This is a big difference.

I ride the 650B tires mentioned, and used to have hookworms on a...
Forum: Touring 11-18-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By positron
Have multiple schmidt hubs and various lights...

Have multiple schmidt hubs and various lights (supernova e3, edelux x 2)

if i had to pick one setup: the sondelux hub and supernova symmetrical (round) beam for truly dark riding outside of...
Forum: Touring 10-26-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,581
Posted By positron
Aren't you married to someone you met on tour?

Aren't you married to someone you met on tour?
Forum: Touring 08-21-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,609
Posted By positron
you get what you pay for. Third year on a...

you get what you pay for.

Third year on a supreme (40mm) zero flats, commuting and touring. About to put the front tire on the rear and get a new front... Far better ride and spun weight than a...
Forum: Touring 08-07-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,725
Posted By positron
Disks win because you don't wear out your rims....

Disks win because you don't wear out your rims. Dishing and spoke breakage will not be an issue if your wheels are built properly.

Hydraulic disks are the best, performance-wise.
They are...
Forum: Touring 08-07-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By positron
the combo you suggest will be tough enough. ...

the combo you suggest will be tough enough.

you could go to 40 or 48 spoke wheels, but it will make everything more difficult to find and buy and more expensive. the 36/36 combo, handbuilt to...
Forum: Touring 07-30-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,677
Posted By positron
this is silly. it rains in England. All the...

this is silly.

it rains in England. All the time, in fact.

use a plastic bag, or your arse. Its worked since before there was plastic.
Forum: Touring 07-26-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By positron
I rode to longs peak and climbed it last...

I rode to longs peak and climbed it last Saturday, in fact. :) good fun.

Riding home was less fun though. :(
Forum: Touring 07-25-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,451
Posted By positron
marathon plusses are the worst. Uselessly...

marathon plusses are the worst.

Uselessly heavy.

Schwalbe marathon supremes or panaracer paselas would be my vote. Both can handle what oyu describe.
Forum: Touring 07-19-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By positron
Overblown concern. IMO The tires I ride on...

Overblown concern. IMO

The tires I ride on any (tire) size bike are always mailorder anyway. I have 26, 650B, 700c currently. There isnt a single shop in Denver with schwalbe marathon supremes in...
Forum: Touring 07-18-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,440
Posted By positron
besides the simplicity of disk brakes and not...

besides the simplicity of disk brakes and not wearing out your rims every time you slow down.... I build my own wheels at home and I still dont want to deal with that wear if I don't have to.


...
Forum: Touring 07-17-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,440
Posted By positron
either one is perfectly capable offroad. I felt...

either one is perfectly capable offroad. I felt the sherpa was a bit "dead" feeling compared to a tout terrain silkroad, so I bought a silkroad...


Not sure about the spoke count issue...?...
Forum: Touring 07-16-12, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,095
Posted By positron
It wont fit a 105 lb girlfriend like my porteur...

It wont fit a 105 lb girlfriend like my porteur rack does though...

nothing manlier than riding your lady around. :)
Forum: Touring 07-12-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By positron
Ive ridden the first two sections (from Denver)...

Ive ridden the first two sections (from Denver) on a rigid bike, fully loaded. (4 pans, lowriders in front, etc.) using schwalbe marathon supreme 1.6 inch tires....

The front lowriders were a...
Forum: Touring 07-06-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,819
Posted By positron
the Super C panniers are also very lightweight...

the Super C panniers are also very lightweight for the volume. I use a set front and rear, and have a couple saddlebags also...
Forum: Touring 06-19-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By positron
Nitto, or Bruce gordon, or a combo of Tubus and a...

Nitto, or Bruce gordon, or a combo of Tubus and a platform (nitto etc)

Tubus duo plus a nitto M12 is still lighter than the surly boat anchor....

it is likely that once you get your front...
Forum: Touring 06-18-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By positron
much easier to have panniers plus stuff lashed to...

much easier to have panniers plus stuff lashed to top of rack with two sets of rails. see andrews pic above ^^.

A second set of rails would allow his rolled/lashed package to stay on the rack...
Forum: Commuting 06-12-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,995
Posted By positron
fix it yourself for a dollar or so. make a...

fix it yourself for a dollar or so.

make a "z-bend" spoke, or use a fiberfix spoke.

not fixing it is probably fine, until your whole wheel goes to $h1t, and instead of the price of a spoke,...
Forum: Touring 06-08-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,145
Posted By positron
I cant speak to the panamericana, but I have a TT...

I cant speak to the panamericana, but I have a TT silkroad and the bike is amazingly well-constructed and thought out. I would recommend it to anyone. I have used drop bars and flat bars on it and...
Forum: Touring 05-29-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By positron
That is a weird seat. :rolleyes:

That is a weird seat. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring 05-24-12, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,038
Posted By positron
I have 3 years on 1.6 Supremes on two different...

I have 3 years on 1.6 Supremes on two different bikes for mixed road and gravel touring and commuting use. They replaced big apples (2") and are much faster than those. I have yet to flat a single...
Forum: Touring 04-05-12, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By positron
nope, Jien Amerikan. Malta pajjiz sabih hafna!

nope, Jien Amerikan. Malta pajjiz sabih hafna!
Forum: Touring 04-04-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By positron
Awesome news, Why is is a few hundred...

Awesome news,

Why is is a few hundred dollars too expensive before tax?

Online they (black, 26 or 700c, complete) are about 1275 bucks... the difference is the price of your Brooks and a...
Forum: Touring 04-04-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By positron
Yeah, sorry I wasn't trying to be snarky. It just...

Yeah, sorry I wasn't trying to be snarky. It just annoys me when bike mechanics don't do things properly for their customers.
I do all my own wrenching for three reasons: First, I know things are...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-04-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By positron
Colorado Med student here, howdy! Ask your...

Colorado Med student here, howdy!
Ask your doctor about Acetazolamide, a drug frequently used to prevent altitude sickness in anyone rapidly going from sea level to ~9000 feet or above.

The...
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