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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 08-24-09, 05:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,239
Posted By Black Shuck
I have a Zefal HP-X and a Lezyne Road Drive, both...

I have a Zefal HP-X and a Lezyne Road Drive, both great pumps. I had a SKS Puro too but that went in the trash after walking home from a flat.
Forum: Foo 07-23-09, 01:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,832
Posted By Black Shuck
Swedish is my first language. I like to think I...

Swedish is my first language. I like to think I speak, read and write English almost as well, my Finnish is weak because I never get to practice. I speak enough German to get by and read with some...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 8,319
Posted By Black Shuck
+1 for Duvel :-)

+1 for Duvel :-)
Forum: Touring 07-16-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,265
Posted By Black Shuck
Very rarely enough to be considered drunk, but a...

Very rarely enough to be considered drunk, but a nice cold beer is a great way to round off a day of hard work.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-16-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 21,199
Posted By Black Shuck
324km(201 miles) in 11:40 riding, maybe 15 hours...

324km(201 miles) in 11:40 riding, maybe 15 hours total. 1 flat due to a valve failure so i had to locate a new spare tube.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-16-09, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By Black Shuck
+1 for Soma Smoothie, though I haven't tried any...

+1 for Soma Smoothie, though I haven't tried any of the others suggested (my Thorn seems a bit like a upgraded LHT/Aurora though).
Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Black Shuck
I caught a wasp in my helmet a few weeks ago,...

I caught a wasp in my helmet a few weeks ago, stung me 3 times before i got the helmet off :-(

then last week a bumblebee flew into my armpit and stung me, hurt worse than the wasp.
Forum: Touring 07-03-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By Black Shuck
I got the Thorn complete, apart from the wheels,...

I got the Thorn complete, apart from the wheels, and it's been great. Changed the crank for a Tiagra an the brakes fo LX v-brakes but apart from that's it's stock and been great. Ofc if you plan to...
Forum: Touring 07-01-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Black Shuck
I *think* the one I have could fit a 38 maybe...

I *think* the one I have could fit a 38 maybe maybe, not with fenders and no mud clearance. Google for Enigma Etape Audax fork.
Had to go snap a couple of pics, SKS P35 fenders, 25C tires:
...
Forum: Foo 06-28-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 62,266
Posted By Black Shuck
http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_kalajok...

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_kalajoki/kalajoki2_2.sized.jpg

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_kalajoki/kalajoki2_6.sized.jpg
...
Forum: Foo 06-23-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 62,266
Posted By Black Shuck
http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_cyklar/...

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_cyklar/kalajoki_1.sized.jpg (http://gallery.rhapsody.st/ironfist_cyklar/kalajoki_1?full=1)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-16-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Black Shuck
The only time disc brakes are really worth the...

The only time disc brakes are really worth the prince increase is in very wet and muddy conditions, so no, I wouldn't recommend spending on them. Also, in that price range I'd look for a rigid bike,...
Forum: Touring 06-15-09, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,572
Posted By Black Shuck
They might be on the narrow side, and maybe not...

They might be on the narrow side, and maybe not as strong as the A319 or A719 from Mavic, but good rims nonetheless. The recommended maximum tire width for the CXP-33 is 28mm, they'll take a 32mm...
Forum: Touring 06-13-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Black Shuck
I wore out a pair of champlains in maybe 3 months...

I wore out a pair of champlains in maybe 3 months of touring/camping. They are quite practical but not very rugged. The rubber coating on the attachment hooks is a joke too, had to keep fixing mine...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-12-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,872
Posted By Black Shuck
Heh, yeah I'm no aircraft expert, just something...

Heh, yeah I'm no aircraft expert, just something that popped out of the back of my head. I was buzzed by a couple of Hawks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAe_Hawk) (who really ought to be retired by...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-12-09, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,872
Posted By Black Shuck
Umm, sure it was a F-14? I though they were...

Umm, sure it was a F-14? I though they were retired from service in 2006?
Forum: Touring 06-12-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,496
Posted By Black Shuck
My french press, wouldn't get far without it....

My french press, wouldn't get far without it. Otherwise just the pot+pan that came with my mini-trangia. Oh, a titanium spork too just for the geek factor.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-08-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,541
Posted By Black Shuck
I bought a set of barends like these for my...

I bought a set of barends like these for my hybrid bike when I toured on that, helped me a lot:
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_upload_au/parts/products/zooms/2009/barend_450709.jpg

Looked like...
Forum: Foo 06-07-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 555
Posted By Black Shuck
The tools, too often I find myself fixing things...

The tools, too often I find myself fixing things with less than adequate and certainly not recommended tools and methods :-(
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 930
Posted By Black Shuck
I want to go ride too, stupid fever :-( woke up...

I want to go ride too, stupid fever :-( woke up all sweaty and sore on saturday morning, and my throat is feeling all rough too :-( couldn't even hold a note singing in the shower...
Forum: Touring 06-05-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,332
Posted By Black Shuck
22km/h for multiple days, but i did an accidental...

22km/h for multiple days, but i did an accidental double century(i ment to camp half way and ride the rest on day2) fully loaded doing 24km/h a couple of weeks ago.

Edit, i've done about 110km/day...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-04-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,307
Posted By Black Shuck
Shimano BR-R650 if 57mm is enough reach. ...

Shimano BR-R650 if 57mm is enough reach.

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_cyklar/smoothie_fork2.thumb.jpg (http://gallery.rhapsody.st/ironfist_cyklar/smoothie_fork2?full=1)
Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 196,145
Posted By Black Shuck
http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_t08/st0...

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_t08/st08_30.jpg

Can't see very far, but it went on like that for hours. Somewhere in Denmark.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-09, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Black Shuck
Some Audax frames, like the Thorn Mk3 have 132.5...

Some Audax frames, like the Thorn Mk3 have 132.5 dropout width to fit both road and mtb hubs, many touring frames too but they might both be on the heavy side. I think steel road frames like the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-01-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Black Shuck
I've had good luck so far this year with a set of...

I've had good luck so far this year with a set of 25mm Conti Gatorskins. I've had 2 flats, bot unrelated to the tires, first a valve failed and then i pinched the replacement tube >.<

Low rolling...
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