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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By erbfarm
Thanks. the other difference is the STraggler is...

Thanks. the other difference is the STraggler is a 10 speed, the Rockhopper was an 8 speed originally. I've got friction shifting on the bike so that helps.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-17-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By erbfarm
BB shell question

Hi Everyone!

I have a 1993 Rockhopper Expert that I've converted to a cargo bike. The BB shell is 73 and the crank is a triple 20-32-42. I'd like to put that crank on my Surly 2014 Straggler...
Forum: Touring 04-13-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By erbfarm
ok just finished packing up box and got...

ok just finished packing up box and got EVERYTHING in there but my modest cookset and my clothing, map, phone, toiletries, and those types of smaller things. But all four panniers, tent, sleeping...
Forum: Touring 04-13-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By erbfarm
hmmm, i've done several tours before with 4...

hmmm, i've done several tours before with 4 panniers to evenly distribute weight and have never felt like I've carried too much (I'm a minimalist to begin with) but this is the first tour where I've...
Forum: Touring 04-12-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By erbfarm
How do you get your gear to the start of a tour?

I'm heading to San Francisco to start a tour of the pacific coast. This is the first time I've ever travelled to start a tour -- I've always just ridden out my front door! So now that I'm shipping...
Forum: Touring 04-12-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By erbfarm
How do you get your gear to the start of a tour?

I'm heading to San Francisco to start a tour of the pacific coast. This is the first time I've ever travelled to start a tour -- I've always just ridden out my front door! So now that I'm shipping...
Forum: Touring 04-12-16, 06:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
i went to bikeflights.com and put the dimensions...

i went to bikeflights.com and put the dimensions of my bike box in, got a rate quote of $22 each way from CA to Portland, much more budget friendly! that's without the pickup fee of $5 or any extra...
Forum: Touring 04-11-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
ok, our next hiccup in this trip is getting from...

ok, our next hiccup in this trip is getting from SF to Arcata. Turns out greyhound only has one bus going up there at 3:15, getting in at 10 pm. If we take that bus on Apr 22, it means we can't...
Forum: Touring 04-11-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
that rain looks fierce. We decided this morning...

that rain looks fierce. We decided this morning to go N to S!
Forum: Touring 04-11-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
wow, that's a great price, can't figure out why...

wow, that's a great price, can't figure out why the charge is so high then from Portland to SF
Forum: Touring 04-10-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
i just used the calculator on the bikeflights...

i just used the calculator on the bikeflights website and that's the quote I got for a 56" box with the $5 pickup fee. would be nice if it was cheaper since the bikeflights location is about 2 miles...
Forum: Touring 04-10-16, 12:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
I'm going to use BikeFlights to ship my bike from...

I'm going to use BikeFlights to ship my bike from Portland to the REI in SF for $52 (pick up at my house). REI will reassemble and have bike waiting for me for $65 or let me assemble myself at their...
Forum: Touring 04-08-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
also, I just called REI in SF. They charge $65 to...

also, I just called REI in SF. They charge $65 to unpack and assemble your bike. I'm planning on packing up myself here and shipping via bikeflights. My bike isn't that big (48 cm surly straggler)...
Forum: Touring 04-08-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
Thanks for the info! This trip is kind of ad hoc...

Thanks for the info! This trip is kind of ad hoc and only happening b/c my friend got a free ticket to SF paid for by her employer (she lives in DC) so we kind of have to start in SF and go north. ...
Forum: Touring 04-08-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
I agree! Thanks for that tip on UPS My Choice! I...

I agree! Thanks for that tip on UPS My Choice! I use that service all the time! So that's a great idea for both ends of the tour especially on the return since I can pick the delivery date and have...
Forum: Touring 04-08-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By erbfarm
shipping a bike to the start of a tour -- need advice

I'm about to start a tour up the CA coast. I'm starting in San Francisco and need to ship my bike there. I talked to a bike shop there and they'll only accept the bike if I pay them $100 to...
Forum: Commuting 11-03-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,496
Posted By erbfarm
wearing out crotch of my corduroys

Hi everyone

I commute to work every day (about 3 miles each way) in my work clothes. Now that it's fall, I''m wearing corduroys nearly every day. Already, in just a few weeks, I've worn two pairs...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-04-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By erbfarm
I used to live in Boston and the light rail...

I used to live in Boston and the light rail system there was terrific. Everybody used it. Sure parking and driving in Boston is a nightmare and car ownership is expensive but the public transpo...
Forum: Living Car Free 10-04-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,975
Posted By erbfarm
While it may be true that Millennials as a whole...

While it may be true that Millennials as a whole are buying cars less frequently than their parents did, and it also may be true that many Gen X-ers, Boomers, etc are ditching the burbs for a low-car...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-03-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,499
Posted By erbfarm
I think topography has a lot to do with who/how...

I think topography has a lot to do with who/how many will ride bikes. I live in Portland which is very flat. Add to that the long stretches of bike greenways and bike lanes where you can ride at a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-11-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By erbfarm
Thanks! How can you tell if the fork is...

Thanks! How can you tell if the fork is original? What should Tony look for on the fork to tell if it is?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-11-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By erbfarm
Hi again everyone, Here's a link to Tony's...

Hi again everyone,

Here's a link to Tony's bike photos http://imgur.com/a/1idQG

He wants to know
1) he's got a bent link on the chain (bent while trying to get the chain off). Should he...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-10-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By erbfarm
He has the original Campy crankset on the bike...

He has the original Campy crankset on the bike but he's going to take some pics tonight so everyone an see the brand of the stem, the freewheel, the cranks, and the chain. Thanks everyone for all...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-10-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By erbfarm
Thanks for the info! My friend is trying to keep...

Thanks for the info! My friend is trying to keep everything intact as much as possible (he likes to restore things). I was just curious to know if the campy freewheel had special spacing and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-10-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By erbfarm
campy questions

My friend has a Gios Torino Super Record from 1979 probably. He just picked it up recently, it had been refurbished in the early 90's. It has a campy sealed bottom bracket on it that was probably...
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