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Old 04-16-07, 02:09 PM   #1
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LHT(Complete) Brakes

I'm happy with just about all of my LHT except for the )@(#$ Brakes.
The LHT frame doesn't allow for any fine tuning of the brakes... the rear brake cable hanger is not threaded.
In the front, the brake cable hanger that is clamped onto the stem is also not threaded...
Is there any way to get around this? Right now, the only form of fine tuning is the unfine tuning and the repeated tightening and untightening of the brake cables are fraying and ruining the cable.... grrrr

Second, I'm touring with just a tarp, a 15 degree rated sleeping bag and a sleeping pad... no tent. Good idea? No?

Thanks a lot.
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Where are you going to be touring and what time of year? What kind of filler is in the sleeping bag? Down or Synthetic? For above freezing, you should be fine with the addition of some kind of ground cover.

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You might try a inline barrel adjuster.

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=BR4044

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Where are you going to be touring and what time of year? What kind of filler is in the sleeping bag? Down or Synthetic? For above freezing, you should be fine with the addition of some kind of ground cover.

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I'm doing Western Express and TransAm starting June 1st.
Its a synthetic sleeping bag, REI Zephyre.
Its a 15 Degree bag and I was hoping to be able to get by with just that, a tarp and a sleeping mat.
Tarp under and over if raining, and just under if dry.
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You might try a inline barrel adjuster.

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=BR4044

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These are your best bet. Just cut the cable housing (Remove the inner cable first ) and feed them through. You can see one on the right side (your right) of my head tube in this picture



Here's a bit better view



You can also see that I put a barrel adjuster in the brake cable hanger.
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thanks a lot.
i'll get some tomorrow and get the brakes sorted out... also will need spare cables since the last one got destroyed with the multiple use with the clamp...

oh, and anyone got good tricks for working on bike without a bike stand?
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thanks a lot.
i'll get some tomorrow and get the brakes sorted out... also will need spare cables since the last one got destroyed with the multiple use with the clamp...

oh, and anyone got good tricks for working on bike without a bike stand?
On the road, turn it upside down. In camp, carry some parachute cord and suspend it from the front and back on a tree, picnic cover, swing set, etc. Learn how to tie a bowline knot and a trucker's hitch since both are very handy.
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