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Forum: Touring 04-11-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By Badgerjohn
the damn horse flies are the worst up here. ...

the damn horse flies are the worst up here. can't out run them.
Forum: Touring 04-10-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By Badgerjohn
Oh sorry, I had no intention of a gun debate. ...

Oh sorry, I had no intention of a gun debate. Just safety.

Thanks
Forum: Touring 04-10-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By Badgerjohn
Personal Safety While Touring

All,

Just curious about personal safety and what methods, rules etc... you employ, to avoid any harm or trouble that may arise. IE: getting robbed, or assaulted by some crazy person.

I will be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-14, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Badgerjohn
got it. thanks

got it. thanks
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-22-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Badgerjohn
Shimano st-ef65 shifter question

All,
I just got my new shifter/brake levers. Shimano ST-EF65. Question is: they have a little red plastic lever that you can set for canti's or v-brakes. I can't for the life of me figure out if...
Forum: Touring 03-22-14, 05:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,204
Posted By Badgerjohn
Great idea! I never even thought of bringing...

Great idea! I never even thought of bringing my fly rod through Maine. Duh. Thanks for the idea.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-15-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Badgerjohn
phone chargers? Solar?

all,

Just curious if anyone uses a solar charger to charge their phone while touring? I see the dynamo types etc... but am wondering if solar is a good way to go? I should say I will be towing...
Forum: Touring 03-13-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By Badgerjohn
flickstand?

flickstand?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-06-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By Badgerjohn
I just took my mtb to be blasted and powder...

I just took my mtb to be blasted and powder coated. Cost $135. Came out WAYYYYYYYYY better than new. Freaking awesome job. Prolly would have cost me 50 bucks in paint and supplies, or more. And...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-02-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 963
Posted By Badgerjohn
Up here in Maine, it kinda sucks now. We are...

Up here in Maine, it kinda sucks now. We are done with the snow and cold. It hasn't warmed up forever. It is brutal!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-01-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Badgerjohn
[alright fine, I'll get the darn tool. But keep...

[alright fine, I'll get the darn tool. But keep in mind they didn't even have cone wrenches in stock today. really? No cone wrenches? Lame! I have a basement full of tools, so whats one more?...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-01-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Badgerjohn
The frame is out for powder coating now. When I...

The frame is out for powder coating now. When I get to the point of needing cuts, I think I'll take to my lbs and let him do it. He does little stuff for free and I just tip him. But thanks for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-01-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Badgerjohn
The Dremel worked like a charm, thanks.

The Dremel worked like a charm, thanks.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-01-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Badgerjohn
cable housing cutting

All,

do I need a special wrench to cut my brake and shifter housing to length? Or is there a way to avoid buying a wrench and use something at home?

Thanks,

John
Forum: Mountain Biking 02-28-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Badgerjohn
Shimano cleats

All,

I am looking at pedals that are compatible with Shimano sh51 cleats only.

I am looking for these for touring. What is the difference between the other shimano cleats I see for MTB pedals?...
Forum: Touring 02-28-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Badgerjohn
You mean the length of the stem not the height? ...

You mean the length of the stem not the height? Huh never even new that. I guess the longer one would have me hunched forward maybe too much?
Forum: Touring 02-28-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By Badgerjohn
Bar stem height

All,

not sure if this belongs in here but a search didn't help.

I am putting new trekking bars on my rigid frame mtb for touring and am not sure what length of stem to order? Should I go with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Badgerjohn
Since posting I agree with you on a new crank,...

Since posting I agree with you on a new crank, chain etc...
Thanks
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Badgerjohn
crank set drive train info

All,

I am tearing my old Scott rigid frame apart and turning into a touring bike, to pull a yak I think.

The front rings are beat and so is the rear freewheel. I guess it's a freewheel since...
Forum: Touring 02-24-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By Badgerjohn
I am turning my rigid frame mtb into a touring...

I am turning my rigid frame mtb into a touring bike. These are what I am putting on my trekking bars. They are for Canti's not v's. But there are other ones for different brakes.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-23-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Badgerjohn
Cleaning parts etc... What to use

All,

I am tearing my mtb down to replace some parts and gear it up for some light touring. What solvents or de greaser is the best for chains, and all the other parts?

Thanks,

John
Forum: Touring 02-20-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,013
Posted By Badgerjohn
All good info. The Terry looks interesting too. ...

All good info. The Terry looks interesting too. Just no shops anywhere close that carries them.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-19-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,329
Posted By Badgerjohn
Snow sucks after a while. Up here in Maine, we...

Snow sucks after a while. Up here in Maine, we have had 8 billion feet this year and it is getting old. It's pretty and fun, but dang, it's a lot of work. Get a snowblower.
Forum: Touring 02-19-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,013
Posted By Badgerjohn
saddles for touring?

All,

I see that the Brooks saddles seem to be the bomb for touring. Is that a steadfast rule? Why are they the best? Does everybody use them? Or can you recommend other saddles for touring?...
Forum: Touring 02-18-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By Badgerjohn
Nice gear list and links. Thanks. I hadn't...

Nice gear list and links. Thanks. I hadn't thought about rain covers for shoes. Do most people just ride through or take cover if possible?
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