Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-26-11, 08:24 PM   #1
vik 
cyclopath
Thread Starter
 
vik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
Posts: 5,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My Long Haul Trucker Mk2...



After 7yrs of service it was time to strip and rebuild my trusty trucker with some new bling...



http://thelazyrando.wordpress.com/20...ly-lht-update/



Here's to another 7 great years of truck'n...
__________________
safe riding - Vik
VikApproved
vik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 10:28 PM   #2
ToppDogg
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: WA
Bikes:
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks great, good luck on the next seven years!
ToppDogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 10:48 PM   #3
tip
Senior Member
 
tip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PNW
Bikes: Novara Randonee, Trek 800
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hot
tip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 10:50 PM   #4
gnome 
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Bikes: I've lost count.
Posts: 3,071
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 76 Post(s)
nice. particularly like the dynohub & light combo.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 11:05 PM   #5
Northwestrider
Senior Member
 
Northwestrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, Dahon Mu P 24 , Bacchetta Strada, Rodriguez Tandem, Wheeler MTB
Posts: 2,453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
I like the color, whats the rear rack?
Northwestrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 11:18 PM   #6
SurlyLaika
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 1,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you forgot to show us before pictures.
SurlyLaika is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 11:25 PM   #7
jwbnyc
Seņor Wences
 
jwbnyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hubba hubba..
jwbnyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 12:01 AM   #8
vik 
cyclopath
Thread Starter
 
vik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
Posts: 5,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northwestrider View Post
I like the color, whats the rear rack?
Old Man Mountain Red Rocks rear rack.

Quote:
Originally Posted by albertmoreno View Post
you forgot to show us before pictures.
__________________
safe riding - Vik
VikApproved
vik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 12:45 AM   #9
Yan 
BeaverTerror
 
Yan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Bikes: 1995 Kestrel 4000; 2013 True North Touring; 1989 Miele Tivoli; 1979 Colnago Sport
Posts: 1,943
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Very nice. I've got the same lighting setup on order. Just one thing: you can get smoother cable routing if you route the rear shifter cable to the left side of the downtube, and the front shifter cable to the right. You then cross the bare cables under the downtube so they enter the correct guides at the bottom bracket.
__________________
Yan
Yan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 08:33 AM   #10
aroundoz
More Energy than Sense
 
aroundoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 155 miles north of Spokane
Bikes: Thorn Sherpa, Co-Motion Custom Road, Salsa Fargo, Mercian King of Mercia and Motobecane Fantom Pro 29er
Posts: 710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice bike reno. Those hammered fenders are classy. VO or Honjo and how easy to install?

Actually I just noticed the VO logo.

Last edited by aroundoz; 05-27-11 at 08:36 AM. Reason: Because
aroundoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 08:35 AM   #11
vik 
cyclopath
Thread Starter
 
vik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
Posts: 5,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yan View Post
Very nice. I've got the same lighting setup on order. Just one thing: you can get smoother cable routing if you route the rear shifter cable to the left side of the downtube, and the front shifter cable to the right. You then cross the bare cables under the downtube so they enter the correct guides at the bottom bracket.
I'm not sure what you mean by smoother?
__________________
safe riding - Vik
VikApproved
vik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 08:36 AM   #12
vik 
cyclopath
Thread Starter
 
vik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
Posts: 5,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They are Velo Orange fenders and they've really gone out of their way to make them dead easy to install.

http://thelazyrando.wordpress.com/20...metal-fenders/
__________________
safe riding - Vik
VikApproved
vik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 01:05 PM   #13
Yan 
BeaverTerror
 
Yan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Bikes: 1995 Kestrel 4000; 2013 True North Touring; 1989 Miele Tivoli; 1979 Colnago Sport
Posts: 1,943
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vik View Post
I'm not sure what you mean by smoother?
Link.

Scroll down to the section on "criss-cross" cable routing.
__________________
Yan
Yan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 01:16 PM   #14
vik 
cyclopath
Thread Starter
 
vik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
Posts: 5,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yan View Post
Link.

Scroll down to the section on "criss-cross" cable routing.


On my Boulder Bicycle I ran the bar end shifter cables all the way under the bar tape with lots of extra bends. The shifting is perfect. It doesn't seem like worrying about a slight additional bend in a cable is worth it.
__________________
safe riding - Vik
VikApproved
vik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 02:26 PM   #15
Yan 
BeaverTerror
 
Yan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Bikes: 1995 Kestrel 4000; 2013 True North Touring; 1989 Miele Tivoli; 1979 Colnago Sport
Posts: 1,943
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Can't disagree with that. I think the point is more or less academic. Which mirror is that?
__________________
Yan
Yan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 05:05 PM   #16
vik 
cyclopath
Thread Starter
 
vik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
Posts: 5,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yan View Post
Which mirror is that?
The one on the Boulder Bicycle is a Blackburn mirror. I replaced it with the B&M Mirror shown below:

__________________
safe riding - Vik
VikApproved
vik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 06:35 PM   #17
Medic Zero
Senior Member
 
Medic Zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Vancouver,Washington
Bikes: Old steel GT's, for touring and commuting
Posts: 2,195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
I have those same fenders and front rack! I love how beautiful the fenders are but have been having a devil of a time eliminating rattles from them, how're yours doing? That rack is ABSOLUTELY BOMBPROOF. Nevermind what it is rated for, you can actually carry over 200lbs on it!
Medic Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 06:47 PM   #18
vik 
cyclopath
Thread Starter
 
vik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
Posts: 5,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
I have those same fenders and front rack! I love how beautiful the fenders are but have been having a devil of a time eliminating rattles from them, how're yours doing? That rack is ABSOLUTELY BOMBPROOF. Nevermind what it is rated for, you can actually carry over 200lbs on it!
All my metal fenders are totally silent. If your fenders are rattling then something is loose. Do you know what part of the fender is making the noise?

BTW - I love my OMM racks. That's virtually all I use on all my bikes. Heavy duty, light, easy to mount and nice to look at....
__________________
safe riding - Vik
VikApproved
vik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:30 PM.