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Forum: Northeast 06-03-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By SvenSurly
Yes, by "River Road," I mean HH drive (most folks...

Yes, by "River Road," I mean HH drive (most folks call it River Road, I've found). And by "closed roads," I'm honestly not sure. The reason for my uncertainty is that the park authority will often...
Forum: Northeast 05-30-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By SvenSurly
NYC / NJ: Cops Ticketing on River Road in Palisades

Just a heads up, cops in the Palisades Interstate Park are now issuing summonses to cyclists for speeding and other traffic violations, including riding on closed roads. The guy who stopped me...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By SvenSurly
Sorry, I always forget to add a detail: my...

Sorry, I always forget to add a detail: my preferred lube is White Lightening, so I have to de-/re-grease at some point.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By SvenSurly
New Chain: When Do You First Degrease and Relube?

Hi all,

A question of opinion for all of you. You buy a new chain: do you degrease and relube with your lube of choice right away? Or do you wait for a few hundred miles and let the factory...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-14-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By SvenSurly
Yeah, it squares up right to what I guess you'd...

Yeah, it squares up right to what I guess you'd call the shoulder of the boss, where it gets thicker by about 3mm total (see pic). 504521

It's just that last 0.8mm of open space that bothers my...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-14-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By SvenSurly
As long as it's going to work, I guess I don't...

As long as it's going to work, I guess I don't really care. Looks kinda weird, though.

My question wasn't about the tensioning process, that I get. It was about the space at the back that normally...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-14-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By SvenSurly
Installing Paul Touring Cantis

Hi all,

I was installing some Paul Touring Cantilever Brakes on my ride, and something struck me as odd. Because of the design of the Pauls, the spring mechanism is on the front. But the brake...
Forum: Touring 02-07-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Well, that's about as ringing an endorsement as...

Well, that's about as ringing an endorsement as I've heard. Sold! (As for the non-threaded-post thing, I was just mistaken. The pics I first saw of the brakes made it look like the posts were...
Forum: Touring 02-07-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
That's true of V-brakes, but I'm not sure it goes...

That's true of V-brakes, but I'm not sure it goes for cantis. The Avid, Tektro, and Shimano cantilevers all say you can use normal road or mountain levers; just not long-pull levers that are...
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Sounds like the consensus is Paul. And sounds...

Sounds like the consensus is Paul. And sounds like I'll be investing in that 15mm-wrench-plus-bottle-opener!
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Yeah, saw that. I was talking per-brake, so I'm...

Yeah, saw that. I was talking per-brake, so I'm solid. Thanks for looking out, though!
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
In that instance, yes. The point is, when stuff...

In that instance, yes. The point is, when stuff sticks out much further than about 1cm past the seat stays, it hits my legs when I stand.
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Forgot to say, the issue is not lack of power....

Forgot to say, the issue is not lack of power. The issue is the brakes themselves have had it after several seasons of salty, nasty winter roads. It's time for a new set, so I figured I'd upgrade as...
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Maybe it's an issue with the way the frame is...

Maybe it's an issue with the way the frame is built on the CrossCheck? I'm not sure. All I can say is that I've definitely stabbed myself with an errant cable-end that was sticking straight out, so...
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
<strike>Thanks for that. Do those have toe-in...

<strike>Thanks for that. Do those have toe-in adjustment? Wasn't 100% clear from the description. Or is it unnecessary?</strike>

EDIT. Ignore that: I'm an idiot. I see the last bullet says they do...
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
I had, yeah; but that just looks too ugly for me....

I had, yeah; but that just looks too ugly for me. That's why I considered the Paul Mini Motos. Thanks!
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Any thoughts on these:...

Any thoughts on these: https://www.cyclocross.com/product/paul-minimoto-linear-short-pull-brake (Paul Mini-Motos)? They're a bit over-budget, but not so bad if they're worth it.
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Thanks for that. I neglected to mention, I'm...

Thanks for that. I neglected to mention, I'm trying to stay away from horizontal-profile brakes, as they tend to dig into my calves when I stand in the saddle.
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Hmm, those look like an option. You have a set...

Hmm, those look like an option. You have a set and like them, I assume? One thing, it says they're designed for tandems; wouldn't that make them over-powered for regular, if heavy, road/touring...
Forum: Touring 01-31-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By SvenSurly
Best Cantis for < $100/set

Hi all,

Without breaking the bank, I'm looking to finally upgrade the Tektro Oryxes (Oryces?) that came stock on my Surly CrossCheck. I have the thing set up basically as a road bike, but because...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-05-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By SvenSurly
Awesome, thanks to you both. I believe these are...

Awesome, thanks to you both. I believe these are brass nipples on galvanized spokes, though I'm not 100% sure, as the rims are stock and the builder didn't specify.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-03-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By SvenSurly
Corrosion on Spokes/Rims

Hi all. I'm trying to figure out whether the corrosion I've noticed on my spoke-nipples and rims is a sign of impending failure, or if it's just surficial. I'm guessing it's the latter, and that...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-03-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 450,633
Posted By SvenSurly
Three centuries, multiple metrics, and counting,...

Three centuries, multiple metrics, and counting, on the Surly "Boss" Check. Love this bike.

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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-01-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By SvenSurly
Thanks for that! I've also been warned off Mavic...

Thanks for that! I've also been warned off Mavic rims, though I have yet to hear any specific criticisms; more like, "they're weak, they fail, etc." without any explanation. But perhaps there's...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-31-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By SvenSurly
Sorry. 235# on a good day, bone dry.

Sorry. 235# on a good day, bone dry.
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