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Forum: Living Car Free 11-09-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,886
Posted By TruckerMike
One could consider those who 'drive to qualify'...

One could consider those who 'drive to qualify' for mortgages in the cheaper housing that further from their work getting further behind that those better off due to a greater portion of their income...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-02-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,553
Posted By TruckerMike
KM has decent rack mounts now

Sorry for the delay in replying to this thread, but thought the OP would interested to know the 2010/2011 Karate Monkey has two sets of rear eyelets: 1) A pair on the seatstay, above the disc mounts,...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-26-11, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,058
Posted By TruckerMike
Que?

Did you just say that?
Forum: Touring 05-09-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By TruckerMike
I'd recommend you swap out the Malahat for the...

I'd recommend you swap out the Malahat for the Sooke-Port Renfrew-Lake Cowichan route (aka Marine Circle Route). More adventure, less 18 wheelers blazing by. Stop in for a quiet lunch in Honeymoon...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-05-09, 02:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,676
Posted By TruckerMike
So then we're back to: ask 100 people, you'll get...

So then we're back to: ask 100 people, you'll get a 100 answers. Nobody is saying why there's is the perfect PNW bike, just that it IS their PNW bike. Again, not much of an answer, but rather just a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-04-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,676
Posted By TruckerMike
Trouble is, how to get the framesaver all over...

Trouble is, how to get the framesaver all over the frame internals? How would you know if you missed a spot, or when to re-apply (this isn't plug an forget stuff)? This is why it's a compromise....
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-03-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,766
Posted By TruckerMike
If it's wet...

watch out for getting blinded by oncoming headlights when raining. Your glasses, with spots of rain on them, will make you see much less when lit up by headlights. Best to run a visor (hat or helmet)...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-03-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,676
Posted By TruckerMike
The rust usually happens from the inside out (ie...

The rust usually happens from the inside out (ie nothing to do with paint chips). So you'd notice corrosion inside your headtube or bb shell etc.. You can try some stop-gap treatments, but they're...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-03-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,676
Posted By TruckerMike
Simply put: a locally made, ti cross bike that is...

Simply put: a locally made, ti cross bike that is custom fit. Here's why:

- PNW is hilly: hence lighter frame will help cyclists because they need less watts to move them uphill than heavier steel...
Forum: Touring 11-03-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By TruckerMike
Kojaks

I recommend the 26x1.35 Schwalbe Kojak's. The roll fast (I would guess faster than Paselas) and have puncture resistance pro-guard strip and have reasonable weights. Kojak's are a complete slick, but...
Forum: Touring 06-30-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By TruckerMike
You don't need to test ride to know when a head...

You don't need to test ride to know when a head tube is going to be too short on an LHT in the frame size that has the Effective TT your cockpit needs. Take a measuring tape to the bikes you already...
Forum: Touring 06-30-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,997
Posted By TruckerMike
Bergbikes.com up here on the left coast of Canada...

Bergbikes.com up here on the left coast of Canada does custom ti frames, including rando's and tourers . They have experience with custom racks, rohloff mounts and all kinds of trick braze-on's.
Forum: Touring 06-30-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By TruckerMike
The one that fits !!

You, and the replies, are taking your eye off the ball in your criteria selection. You want the one that FITS !

LHT and Aurora's have very different geometries and one will reward one body type...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 06-17-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By TruckerMike
Did you watch the 2008 TdF, specifically the...

Did you watch the 2008 TdF, specifically the periods where Mr. Evans was riding mountains w/o any team members nearby ? If so, how can you really say Popo is so great?
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By TruckerMike
You can do like Cactuskid - just get a...

You can do like Cactuskid - just get a www.chaincondom.com to keep the grease off you new VW. You paid all this $$ for a high mpg diesel - why go mess is up with a roof rack increasing your wind...
Forum: Touring 06-16-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By TruckerMike
Go w/Sugino - you'll get a 110bcd and hence...

Go w/Sugino - you'll get a 110bcd and hence better ring availability. Look for Sugino's XD600's to get the better wearing rings. Plus sugino uses the square taper std that is same as Shimano - campy...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-15-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,565
Posted By TruckerMike
How about the one that fits?

How about the bike that fits? Why pay big bucks for off-the-rack? Take a look at this beauty - a custom carbon Absolu. You'll be hearing a lot more about this frame in the months to come.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-15-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25,714
Views: 14,507,529
Posted By TruckerMike
Cyfac Nerv

Here's some more French content for this thread....

Wheels: DV46 w/Tufo EliteRide23's
Group: Force
Computer: ErgomoPro
Frame size: XL (stock)
Forum: Road Cycling 04-29-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,420
Posted By TruckerMike
255g rotational is significant savings. Guys...

255g rotational is significant savings. Guys spend hundreds to get pedals from 250-260g to 180g w/ti spindles. With tubulars, you don't need the rim strips, and the glue is really negligible weight....
Forum: Road Cycling 04-29-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,414
Posted By TruckerMike
Depends on my goal for the ride. If I have a race...

Depends on my goal for the ride. If I have a race on the weekend, I'm not going to go anerobic on a group ride, so I'll let 'em burn matches all day and stick to my plan. If its a tempo day, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,420
Posted By TruckerMike
To the guys stuggling to remove glued tires on...

To the guys stuggling to remove glued tires on side of road: consider the Tufo tubulars and carrying their sealant. Short of a big gash, you can fix this type since the internals are...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-19-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,246
Posted By TruckerMike
Few more tips for the OP: 1) Most OE stems...

Few more tips for the OP:

1) Most OE stems today can be flipped. This is a cheap and easy way to get desired bar height w/o too many spacers.

2) Watch out for stock cranks at 172.5. You'll...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-18-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,246
Posted By TruckerMike
x100 Hendley knows what he's talking about,...

x100

Hendley knows what he's talking about, and I could not have said it better. I'm 6'0 w/35" inseam, and found traditional geometry frames with >170mm head tubes were the target. Professional...
Forum: Foo 02-15-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 57,263
Posted By TruckerMike
I'll do one better: don't leave #3 to chance,...

I'll do one better: don't leave #3 to chance, send only PDF's of your letters. There's no way the PDF can be wrong, but there's a dozen ways the versions of MS work etc can screw you (ie how it looks...
Forum: Touring 01-31-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,817
Posted By TruckerMike
Nice build - thanks for all the great build pics....

Nice build - thanks for all the great build pics. What are your thoughts on using a torque wrench for a high-end rig like this? Over-kill or the only way to go?
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