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Forum: Touring 03-28-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By 3speed
I've never noticed a big difference when using a...

I've never noticed a big difference when using a modern group-set with friction shifters. I currently run a 9sp Dura-Ace FD(are those even meant to shift 3 rings?) with a 10sp SLX crank-set on a 3x9...
Forum: Touring 11-09-15, 04:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By 3speed
There have been a couple times when I don't think...

There have been a couple times when I don't think my tent got to dry out for a week straight. It got packed into a dry-bag every morning with it wet. I was concerned in the beginning, but the tent...
Forum: Touring 10-26-15, 03:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By 3speed
As mentioned, there are plenty of tents that are...

As mentioned, there are plenty of tents that are all mesh/bug net inner tents with a rain fly that you could leave off. Look for 3 season backpacking tents and you'll find many. I have a North Face...
Forum: Touring 10-26-15, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By 3speed
My friend's bike had a scarily loose headset and,...

My friend's bike had a scarily loose headset and, for some really baffling reason, two lower bearing races on the fork stacked on top of each other. The seals were also put in opposite of where they...
Forum: Touring 10-12-15, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By 3speed
^ You might be stretching that "guarantee" a...

^ You might be stretching that "guarantee" a little bit. They say "eliminates squealing on most bikes." That said, I may well get them now that I know about them. I Hate squealing brakes. VO seems to...
Forum: Touring 10-05-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By 3speed
Maybe I'm weird, but touring was strangely a...

Maybe I'm weird, but touring was strangely a non-event for me. It certainly didn't take effort or commitment. It felt right. I've never particularly enjoyed the day-to-day life of modern society and...
Forum: Touring 10-05-15, 03:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,965
Posted By 3speed
That sounds all educated and nice on the surface,...

That sounds all educated and nice on the surface, but there's a reason, backed by solid science of people who have studied it Way more than you ever will, that AL is banned for commercial use in...
Forum: Touring 09-25-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,965
Posted By 3speed
My vote is for Ti. You can save a little weight,...

My vote is for Ti. You can save a little weight, and as far as I've experienced, with no penalty.
Stainless would be my second choice. It's rugged and nice. I think the only penalty there is weight....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-04-15, 05:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By 3speed
You're getting those prices for those bikes? I...

You're getting those prices for those bikes? I need to start flipping bikes again! I wouldn't take that much money for those bikes, but even if I sold them at a fair $200 it's a win. If it takes me a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-02-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,792,847
Posted By 3speed
Check your PM.

Check your PM.
Forum: Touring 08-31-15, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By 3speed
They're nice to have considering that they hardly...

They're nice to have considering that they hardly weigh anything. I suppose I could get by without one, but I still use it somewhat regularly out of convenience.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-17-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,792,847
Posted By 3speed
I'm looking for a set of 9sp Shimano bar-end...

I'm looking for a set of 9sp Shimano bar-end shifters. I don't ebay, so I'm having a little trouble finding some. Let me know if you have some available.

I have a set of 8sp if anyone has 9sp and...
Forum: Touring 08-05-15, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By 3speed
^ Yup. Keep the stretch of your upper body in...

^ Yup. Keep the stretch of your upper body in mind. Drop bars are going to be farther forward than flat bars unless there's room to change the stem length. If you would like more reach, then of...
Forum: Touring 08-03-15, 06:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,250
Posted By 3speed
It's easy enough to make a bike look like crap....

It's easy enough to make a bike look like crap. You just can't be prissy about your parts. I have a frame that I sanded and spray painted flat black. No clear coat. The spray paint will get wear...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By 3speed
Sweet bike.

Sweet bike.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-15, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By 3speed
If I went to 10sp bar-end shifters, chain, and...

If I went to 10sp bar-end shifters, chain, and cassette, I could still use my 9sp XT/LX derailers, correct?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-15, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By 3speed
Eh. A couple friends of mine have had Microshift...

Eh. A couple friends of mine have had Microshift bar-ends. One of them didn't like them but put up with them for a while. The other chose to swap on some Shimano that he had and run in friction...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-10-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By 3speed
I don't have the 9sp shifters yet, or I would...

I don't have the 9sp shifters yet, or I would just try and see if it would work. I would by some 9sp down-tube shifters for ~$40 and swap them. I can't seem to find 9sp bar-ends for less than $85ish.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-10-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By 3speed
Bar-End Shifter - Turn 8 into 9 speed?

Does anyone know if it's possible to use the base of 8sp Shimano bar-ends and get 9sp levers in order to convert to 9sp? I have 8sp shifters, but need 9sp. 9sp are expensive, so it would be nice if I...
Forum: Touring 07-10-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By 3speed
You should definitely take a few day loaded day...

You should definitely take a few day loaded day trips before heading out on tour anyway, so you should have time to figure out if you like the front pannier set-up or not. I'm a fan of the front...
Forum: Touring 07-10-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,228
Posted By 3speed
While I appreciate some of these "hacks" (tips),...

While I appreciate some of these "hacks" (tips), some of them are just wacky. Who the hell wants to wear wet clothes to bed? What if it isn't that warm out? And what are you smoking with this black...
Forum: Touring 07-10-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By 3speed
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Touring 07-10-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By 3speed
As long as you're not gonna be in major thorn...

As long as you're not gonna be in major thorn country or something, I say go for the lowest rolling resistance of the bunch. In my experience, that also comes with nicer, more supple ride quality....
Forum: Touring 07-07-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By 3speed
Eh. For me, it's not so much about being...

Eh. For me, it's not so much about being concerned with getting there quickly as it was about being stuck on a train, starving, having not eaten in 12 hours. And being cooped up on a train for 45...
Forum: Touring 07-06-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By 3speed
^ Well good to hear that from both of you. I've...

^ Well good to hear that from both of you. I've never taken that particular line.
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