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Forum: Touring 09-25-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 57
Posted By DanBell
Tough question. I think you're going to hear a...

Tough question. I think you're going to hear a bunch of different opinions and at the end just be back at the same place, needing to make the decision for yourself, but for what it's worth here my...
Forum: Touring 09-19-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By DanBell
Every now and then I see a bike where the whole...

Every now and then I see a bike where the whole thing just fits together perfectly. You've done that here. Great frame, great selection of parts, functional and gorgeous. Nicely done.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 09-15-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By DanBell
Without knowing more about the noise and the...

Without knowing more about the noise and the rough ride, the biggest improvement for me was always giving my bike a thorough cleaning. I'm not great about regular maintenance (which I know is bad for...
Forum: Touring 09-13-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,838
Posted By DanBell
The cancer tour seemed legit. There was an...

The cancer tour seemed legit. There was an article posted at some point from a local paper or something talking about his ride. I was happy to cut the dude some slack after that and It seemed we were...
Forum: Touring 09-12-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,838
Posted By DanBell
I honestly never thought I would hear about the...

I honestly never thought I would hear about the 'Spin painted over with Fuji logos' bike again! That's probably one of my favorite and most ridiculous events ever on bike forums.
Forum: Touring 09-09-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,061
Posted By DanBell
Yeah, unless you're using a bikepacking set up...

Yeah, unless you're using a bikepacking set up there's no reason not to throw a spare into the bottom of one of your bags. If you're only planning to use it in emergencies you can make it a narrower,...
Forum: Touring 09-09-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,061
Posted By DanBell
Well, I'm going to stand by my experience that...

Well, I'm going to stand by my experience that says you'll have little to no problem finding a 29er or wide 700c tire in Mexico and Central America, although you may need to bus to a bigger city to...
Forum: Touring 09-08-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,061
Posted By DanBell
Thanks for the detailed reply. I saw a few bike...

Thanks for the detailed reply. I saw a few bike shops in Tuxtla Gutiérrez with signs for major bike brands in the windows, but I didn't actually go into any of these, so I can't say for sure what...
Forum: Touring 09-08-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,061
Posted By DanBell
I'm curious to know what experience you're basing...

I'm curious to know what experience you're basing all of this on. A lot of what you're saying does no match my current experience on tour in Mexico and Central America. Care to add more details about...
Forum: Touring 09-07-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,301
Posted By DanBell
I think this is a pretty cool idea, but a perfect...

I think this is a pretty cool idea, but a perfect version for me would rotate the bars as the stem moved. Keep the bars always on the same angle but being able to switch the height on the fly... I...
Forum: Touring 09-06-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,273
Posted By DanBell
This is another product that makes me wonder how...

This is another product that makes me wonder how people manage to survive, feed themselves, and just generally make it through the day without impaling themselves on their own spoon while eating...
Forum: Touring 09-03-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,351
Posted By DanBell
I've used three different tires on this trip so...

I've used three different tires on this trip so far:

Vittoria Evolution 29x1.9
Specialized Borough Armadillo 700x40
Kenda Small Block Eight 29x2.1

Aside from the Borough, which is a smooth...
Forum: Touring 09-03-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,310
Posted By DanBell
My thoughts exactly. Pitch perfect tone and...

My thoughts exactly. Pitch perfect tone and content.
Forum: Touring 09-03-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,061
Posted By DanBell
Agree with mev. I'm currently in Costa Rica and...

Agree with mev. I'm currently in Costa Rica and every major city I've been through in Mexico and Central America has had some higher end bike shops stocking quality components and tubes and tires in...
Forum: Touring 08-28-17, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By DanBell
When I first started working on my own bikes...

When I first started working on my own bikes tuning the derailleurs perfectly was difficult. I used to do whatever work I could do myself, then try to tune the derailleurs, then ride the bike with...
Forum: Touring 08-27-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By DanBell
Interesting. Seems high, but I've been doing most...

Interesting. Seems high, but I've been doing most of my own work for a long time, so maybe I'm just out of touch with shop prices.
Forum: Touring 08-27-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By DanBell
Good lord, what shop quoted you $150 for that?...

Good lord, what shop quoted you $150 for that? Sadly, my favorite shop in Tokyo closed, but I can't imagine any other shop I've been to quoting so much for that job, well, maybe some of the Y's Road...
Forum: Touring 08-12-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,593
Posted By DanBell
Haha! I have no advice on either the fiance or...

Haha! I have no advice on either the fiance or the bike, but that's a great value. I can understand why you jumped on it. Congrats on your new bike day!
Forum: Touring 08-12-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,667
Posted By DanBell
Regarding the Holdsworth and the Kaffenback, I...

Regarding the Holdsworth and the Kaffenback, I have ordered lots of items from planet x over the years and they've always been high quality at good prices. I have often turned over the idea of...
Forum: Touring 08-12-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,868
Posted By DanBell
That's a hell of a frame. Congratulations.

That's a hell of a frame. Congratulations.
Forum: Touring 08-04-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,609
Posted By DanBell
I don't like to pile on, but I can't help but...

I don't like to pile on, but I can't help but notice that we have a pedal thread and a listening to music while riding thread going on simultaneously, and both of them are totally civil exchanges of...
Forum: Touring 08-04-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,609
Posted By DanBell
I don't at all, both because I think it's safer...

I don't at all, both because I think it's safer and because as others have mentioned I like to hear the sounds around me. Biking is my time to be more fully in the present, and especially when...
Forum: Touring 07-29-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,700
Posted By DanBell
Completely anecdotal, but earlier in this trip I...

Completely anecdotal, but earlier in this trip I ended up cycling with a few different people in Baja. Aside from the one much slower guy who was always behind us, there were three of us cruising...
Forum: Touring 07-25-17, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By DanBell
Ride with GPS is useful for plotting routes on a...

Ride with GPS is useful for plotting routes on a computer. It will at least give you the elevation profile. I don't know of an app or site that gives you information on road conditions or suitability...
Forum: Touring 07-25-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By DanBell
I'm currently in Nicaragua. By the time she's...

I'm currently in Nicaragua. By the time she's ready to leave it seems like Colombia is a good place to meet up.

Airline fees are definitely an issue we'll check into. Her dad has a bazillion...
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