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Forum: Touring 11-08-10, 07:33 AM
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Posted By BLUMEANIE
aggro_jo Which way do you go after crossing...

aggro_jo
Which way do you go after crossing the bridge? We ride out to Pierre Marquette from the Shaw neighborhood in StL City all the time but we take the river front trail to the Chain of Rocks...
Forum: Touring 06-04-10, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By BLUMEANIE
The Nashbar touring frame is an excellent choice....

The Nashbar touring frame is an excellent choice. Its cheap because it doesn't have any big brand names and marketing bs attached to it. I love mine.
Forum: Touring 06-02-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,785
Views: 1,597,463
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Pics from last weekend. (Pardon the quality, they...

Pics from last weekend. (Pardon the quality, they were taken with my BlackBerry)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4659089526_c484860683_b.jpg
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Forum: Touring 05-28-10, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,806
Posted By BLUMEANIE
I use heavy pliers/dikes to trim the smaller...

I use heavy pliers/dikes to trim the smaller stays then use the caps as it leaves a sharp edge.
On my honjos (one piece thick round aluminum stay) a mini pipe cutter left a fantastic dull slightly...
Forum: Touring 05-28-10, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By BLUMEANIE
OP - I think you'll be fine as far as inflation...

OP - I think you'll be fine as far as inflation especially if you aren't the type to run max pressure.

My theory is that the more a smaller tube is stretched the easier it is to puncture. e.g. a...
Forum: Touring 05-21-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By BLUMEANIE
I don't clean my chain often usually when it...

I don't clean my chain often usually when it looks dirty or after a dusty ride. I always dry then lube after a wet ride.

To clean. Generous amount of WD40 in a rag. Dry rag. TriFlo in a rag. It...
Forum: Touring 05-21-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By BLUMEANIE
I studied at the University of Canterbury in...

I studied at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch for a semester then ended up working on a farm in Beaumont for about a year. I've been all over the world and IMHO the South island is one...
Forum: Touring 03-04-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Wow thats cheap!! I'm tempted to buy another.

Wow thats cheap!! I'm tempted to buy another.
Forum: Touring 01-05-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By BLUMEANIE
I'll second the Nashbar frames. I love my touring...

I'll second the Nashbar frames. I love my touring frame. Dunno if they make a steel frame road bike but they do make several different geometry road and mtn frames.

btw, an aluminum frame will...
Forum: Touring 01-02-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,291
Posted By BLUMEANIE
I just got the med/large Acorn saddle bag and...

I just got the med/large Acorn saddle bag and plan on picking up their matching Boxy Rando for the front.

The quality of the Acorn bag is nothing less than fantastic. The interior finish is just...
Forum: Touring 01-02-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Bear cub, Thats the same issue I had with my...

Bear cub, Thats the same issue I had with my Jandd Extreme on my Nashbar frame. It ended up fitting fine on my Terranaut Wanderer.
Forum: Touring 12-29-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By BLUMEANIE
compare the topo map of your hilliest normal...

compare the topo map of your hilliest normal routes to that of the route you will be taking on this trip. It'll be a better gauge than driving the route.
Forum: Touring 12-29-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,406
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Run, trail run, short overnight rides, centuries,...

Run, trail run, short overnight rides, centuries, etc. The cold and snow don't really bother me much.
Forum: Touring 12-29-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Storage ... depends on what all you need for 2-3...

Storage ... depends on what all you need for 2-3 days. I think I'd be fine with a single pannier/bag and a rack for a tent and sleeping bag. This time of year tho the weather can be questionable...
Forum: Touring 12-27-09, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Great lookin rig!

Great lookin rig!
Forum: Touring 12-22-09, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,730
Posted By BLUMEANIE
to answer #1 ... no, I don't think longevity will...

to answer #1 ... no, I don't think longevity will be an issue. No more than with the smooth Berthouds or Honjos. Tho the smooth ones even tho they're heavier gauge metal are more likely to show...
Forum: Touring 12-21-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,730
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Normally I use the fork mount trays but I also...

Normally I use the fork mount trays but I also have a set of trays for my rack that allow me to keep both wheels on.

If you really like the fork mounts you could use the Yakima Boa...
Forum: Touring 12-21-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,730
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Its a vintage Vetta lowrider. I also have the...

Its a vintage Vetta lowrider. I also have the matching highrider+platform front as well as the rear.
Forum: Touring 12-18-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Same company. Scroll thru the pics under the...

Same company. Scroll thru the pics under the 'works' tab - http://www.instant-housing.de/
Forum: Touring 12-17-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By BLUMEANIE
this one looks like it'd make a better bike...

this one looks like it'd make a better bike trailer.

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...and whats with this company and guys in masks with guns?
Forum: Touring 12-14-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,730
Posted By BLUMEANIE
I've had both on the same bike. The Berthouds...

I've had both on the same bike.
The Berthouds are thick and strong with out being heavy and the leather mud flap is classy thru n' thru.
The Honjos are feather light and feel very thin, almost...
Forum: Touring 12-14-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,472
Posted By BLUMEANIE
I use the the stainless egg beaters with...

I use the the stainless egg beaters with sixsixone mountain shoes. I also have a pair of Vans style sneakers that can fit spd cleats but I prefer the velcro of my 661s over the laces of the others. ...
Forum: Touring Bikes and Gear Marketplace 12-14-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 48,022
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Have: Jandd Extreme Front Rack - never fully...

Have:
Jandd Extreme Front Rack - never fully mounted
Jandd Expidition Rear Rack - used for two light over nighters
(I figure their worth about $130-140 together not including shipping cost)
...
Forum: Touring 12-08-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By BLUMEANIE
I have both of these racks and have never had any...

I have both of these racks and have never had any trouble mounting the rear but the front just would not fit the straight-ish fork blades on my touring bike. They are both tanks ...in a good way. I...
Forum: Touring 12-03-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,785
Views: 1,597,463
Posted By BLUMEANIE
Mine (since I'm not seeing a post by Agentbolt)...

Mine (since I'm not seeing a post by Agentbolt) are Camelback bottles. The plastic ones that don't breed bad stuff.




It was a great night. We actually ended up camping on the bar's patio near...
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