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Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By ncscott
cx brake placement

The origin of my problems are in another post and feel free to read that. However, I am wondering if some of my ulnar nerve problems were from placement of my CX brakes. I am thinking they might...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By ncscott
Thank you for that. Sorry Doug. One of the...

Thank you for that. Sorry Doug. One of the critique of the internet is that people are quick to criticize and I was quick to overreact. I should have bit my lip on that response. My sincere...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By ncscott
With such a small set up, do you pack any food...

With such a small set up, do you pack any food with you or buy all breakfasts and dinners on the road?
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By ncscott
Macha... thank you for the wonderful pictures. ...

Macha... thank you for the wonderful pictures. I notices that bar end shifter pics are more parallel, maybe because we still need to reach the shifter. Break shift levers can go upward and not...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By ncscott
mustache and trekking bars definitely intrigue...

mustache and trekking bars definitely intrigue me. They are cheap enough, I might try one of the cheaper ones. I have a second bike that will probably need new bars too, so I could try two...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By ncscott
Handlebar recomendations

My last post about handlebar palsy has pointed out I need a new handlebar.
Any recommendations for a drop bar with an anatomic bend? Preferably one that is comfortable on the wrists. Most of my...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By ncscott
"If you want to use the drops, get handlebars...

"If you want to use the drops, get handlebars that have a different shape so that both the tops and the drops are angled more comfortably. For example the bars that I showed above in my previous ...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By ncscott
I'm at that point too. Complete crap for a seat...

I'm at that point too. Complete crap for a seat clamp. I don't think I ever did get the position correct which explains my horrible saddle sore. For all the people who don't like the seat, I'm not...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By ncscott
I kinda wondered about how people would react to...

I kinda wondered about how people would react to the bars. I have always ridden that way (for 20 years). Its more comfortable in the drops for me. Since I don't ride the drops like I used it, I...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By ncscott
534983 The saddle height was the other...

534983
The saddle height was the other "problem" of the trip. At first the back of my knees hurt (saddle too high) so I lowered it 1/4 inch and my Achilles tendons hurt (saddle too low). The fix I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By ncscott
handlebars for handlebar palsy

I have done my research on the topic and an extremely surprised that no manufacture had come up with a handlebar marketed as better for ulnar nerve issues. I have a drop bar on a Surly LHT that is...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By ncscott
handlebar palsy AND saddle sore

I just got back from a three day tour with lots of health issues (I can figure out what to do for most of them (stretching the hamstrings) but the handlebar palsy is the one that is confusing me the...
Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By ncscott
"I could have told you that before you even...

"I could have told you that before you even tried. No way can alkalines provide enough current to charge your phone."
Then those bastards at Instrucables lied to me. :) That does explain a lot.
I...
Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By ncscott
So you guys don't worry about the fact that you...

So you guys don't worry about the fact that you can't use external batteries. I guess four charges is at least 8-10 days.
Thanks,
Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By ncscott
cellphone charger

Hey all,
I tried to make a battery powered (aka powered by AA type batteries) charger to charge my cell phone and it failed miserably. I can see most chargers on the market get powered by internal...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-27-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By ncscott
Snow riding and tire question

Hey all,
I have a 2002 Specialized full suspension and currently ride 2.1 inch tires.
I recently went on some pretty solid snowmobile trails and loved it. I don't have the money for a fat bike so...
Forum: Touring 03-24-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,389
Posted By ncscott
"I thought about converting the brakes on my...

"I thought about converting the brakes on my bike, but I use CX interrupter brakes levers, and they are not recommended with V-brakes."
I did not think about this. I do use these. So if I use cx...
Forum: Touring 03-19-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,389
Posted By ncscott
v-brake options for a touring bike

I am thinking about upgrading my brakes on my Surly LHT from cantilever to v brakes (linear pull). V's are easier to adjust is my reasoning. It appears that for 30 dollars I can either get v-brakes...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-23-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By ncscott
And this answers ALL my questions... ...

And this answers ALL my questions...
http://youtu.be/vb8BNsFcINQ
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-23-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By ncscott
http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Manitou/Manitou-Ra...

http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Manitou/Manitou-Radium-Expert-Lock-Out-Shock.axd
It appears to be comparible to what I have. Another problem with giving it to Fox is that I can't use it while its...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-23-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By ncscott
rebuilding a fox foat from a 2001 bike

My beloved but aging bike has a leaking shock. http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2001&brand=Specialized&model=Rockhopper+A1+FSR+XC#.UccXsM456Bs
Fox will rebuild it for 100...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By ncscott
replacing derailer pulley

So I thought this would be simple enough but there seems to be a large variety to choose from. I have an XT rear derailer from the 90's (8 spd) that has a super squeeky pulley. I would rather...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By ncscott
disk brake/fork issues

This past winter I had disk brake tabs added to a steel fork. I just got all the parts and put on the rotor to the wheel and in the fork. There is a very slight rub on the 160 rotor and the fork....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-06-11, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,288
Posted By ncscott
So I guess the real questions is... How...

So I guess the real questions is... How narrow/wide does the rim need to be to accept a 28mm rim? I've noticed the rim manufactures call them "touring/29er" rims.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-06-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,288
Posted By ncscott
Difference between 29 and 700c

I am hopefully going to have a road frame with disk brakes soon. I need wheels now. So I need a hub that is disk compatible and rims that will fit 28mm slick tread tires.
I've noticed that I can...
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