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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,652
Posted By scroungetech
Awww... Gonna need a bigger saddlebag. Or a...

Awww... Gonna need a bigger saddlebag. Or a couple of trailers...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-25-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,707
Posted By scroungetech
I'm 6'3" & 270 lbs. I used to really get down on...

I'm 6'3" & 270 lbs. I used to really get down on myself thinking that my average speed was some small percentage of a car's highway driving speed. But when I think about how many times faster than...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By scroungetech
I forgot one: Next Stop Adventure by Matt...

I forgot one:
Next Stop Adventure by Matt Gauck. Published by Pioneers Press. You'll likely have to order it direct from them, as they're an Indy/Underground operation.

The author rides junk...
Forum: Touring 07-25-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By scroungetech
While I haven't read enough touring travel...

While I haven't read enough touring travel writing to know if these are definitely favorites, these 2 books were both interesting:

The Road Headed West by Leon Mc Carron

and

Metal Cowboy by...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,652
Posted By scroungetech
I'm riding n+0 these days, which means I only...

I'm riding n+0 these days, which means I only have one tool kit. But I'm a machinist FT & non-professional wrench for fun, so I like to have it all with me:
2 tubes
Lezyne mini pump
Tire levers...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 07-13-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By scroungetech
Auto-scrolling not welcome..

When I'm viewing a thread on my android, and I get to the beginning or end of a page of replies, the next sequential page loads up automatically and pushes the page-length scroll bar on the right of...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-29-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 960
Posted By scroungetech
Thanks for all the replies everybody! Not gonna...

Thanks for all the replies everybody! Not gonna make this device, mostly due to thinking it'll be part of the bike & would require another 3' beyond it. Though I do like the hatchet & shovel...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-28-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 960
Posted By scroungetech
Outrigger to enforce safe pass zone?

Hi All,
So here's an idea that I've been kicking around lately. Some kind of flexible, padded bar that sticks out from the side of my bike that forces cars to give me the full 3 foot passing buffer....
Forum: Touring 06-25-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,571
Posted By scroungetech
Yeah, keeping dollars local is the main thing &...

Yeah, keeping dollars local is the main thing & homogenization of the landscape as mentioned above. Walmart & Starbucks are really the only two I've stayed out of for 10+ years. But when in a rural...
Forum: Touring 06-25-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By scroungetech
Non-soggy gloves?

So I'm thinking of getting different cycling gloves, the fingerless warm weather kind. I've been using a Novara pair of gloves for about 3 years & they get totally saturated with palm sweat in the...
Forum: Touring 06-25-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,571
Posted By scroungetech
Being philosophically opposed to chain stores,...

Being philosophically opposed to chain stores, starbucks via is out for me, regardless of how good it may be. I get an instant coffee brand called Mount Hagan from my locally owned & operated health...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 06-22-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 7,898
Posted By scroungetech
In the mobile interface, I can't find the button...

In the mobile interface, I can't find the button on each thread that links directly to the last post in that thread. Used to be a little blue arrow pointing to the right. Thanks!
Forum: Touring 06-13-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By scroungetech
I've been rolling Schwalbe Marathon Greenguard...

I've been rolling Schwalbe Marathon Greenguard plus in 26x1.5", at 80psi. I weigh 260, plus my 90's steel mtb touring conversion weighs 42 pounds. I've been commuting on them for 2 years, and they...
Forum: Touring 06-05-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,456
Posted By scroungetech
I'm not using the optional poles that Six Moon...

I'm not using the optional poles that Six Moon sells, because I went thru one of their re-sellers, Anti-Gravity Gear. Anti-Gravity Gear includes a 5x9' pc of Tyvek (to trim and use as groundsheet), 6...
Forum: Touring 06-05-16, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By scroungetech
I've been using a cape for about 3 years now from...

I've been using a cape for about 3 years now from Center for Approriate Transportation in Oregon that no one has mentioned so far. Lightweight ultrex mat'l, packs down to about 1 liter size, dries...
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,456
Posted By scroungetech
I bought a Six Moon Skyscape Scout for many of...

I bought a Six Moon Skyscape Scout for many of the same reasons as the OP requested. Got to use it last weekend for 1st time. 1st night was clear, no rain & I left the door open & got a good breeze...
Forum: Touring 06-01-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By scroungetech
My 1st set of ergon grips from about 3 years ago...

My 1st set of ergon grips from about 3 years ago did not have that little internal lip. But the pair I bought about 4 months ago did have it. I solved it with a round, aka rat tail, file, aka rasp. I...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-13-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By scroungetech
I contacted Surly today & got a very quick reply:...

I contacted Surly today & got a very quick reply: The 260mm steerer on the stock Troll fork is not available in any other length. Being that its about $200 w/ shipping I think I'm gonna try out this...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-13-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By scroungetech
Thanks for your reply GeoKrpan! 90% of why I want...

Thanks for your reply GeoKrpan! 90% of why I want to change the fork is because the Troll fork steerer is too short. 10% because the Troll feels very stiff & dead - zero resilience. I was thinking a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-12-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By scroungetech
Thorn Mt. Tura suss-corrected fork-anyone use it?

Hi All,
While my Surly Troll has fallen out of favor with me of late, I'm not ready to throw in the towel on it completely just yet. Thorn cycles from UK make a nifty looking suspension corrected...
Forum: Touring 05-12-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,697
Posted By scroungetech
Check out the Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout....

Check out the Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout. 34oz, $125. Though that price doesn't include poles, like most of the US made cottage industry bacpacking tents - they assume you're a fancy backpacker...
Forum: Touring 05-08-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By scroungetech
When I was researching for my 1st-and still...

When I was researching for my 1st-and still current -smartphone I made great use of a website called gsmarena.com. It lists detailed phone specs, often with more detail than the manufacturers'...
Forum: Touring Bikes and Gear Marketplace 05-08-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 48,119
Posted By scroungetech
XL Troll Frameset for 62cm 26" LHT frameset

WTT my 2013 black XL Troll frame, fork, plus stock bb, crank arms (less chain rings), headset, avid disc calipers, levers & rotors, seat post clamp, & front derailler. Most of the cable housing is...
Forum: Touring 05-08-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By scroungetech
Surly Troll XL for LHT 62cm 26"

Cross-post: I've just posted in the "willing to trade" thread that is part of the touring marketplace sub-forum. All the details are there, so I'll only restate the essentials: my 2013 black XL Troll...
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By scroungetech
I tried the hammock thing- Warbonnet Blackbird...

I tried the hammock thing- Warbonnet Blackbird XLC- and just can't seem to fall asleep in it. Great for lazy afternoons in the yard, though. I was also concerned about what I would do if unable to...
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