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06-06-13, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,475
Posted By oneredstar

Okay, so I may switch to a 9 speed...

Okay, so I may switch to a 9 speed derailleur/cassette on the back, that would work for me. Also are there any options for 10 speed indexed shifters that would work with my 10 speed set up I have...
06-05-13, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,475
Posted By oneredstar

Thanks for the feedback. This throws a huge...

Thanks for the feedback. This throws a huge wrench into my set up, yikes.
06-04-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,475
Posted By oneredstar

Dura Ace bar end shifter and SLX Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur

I have built up a Salsa Fargo with RD-M675 SLX DRCT MOUNT SGS REAR DERAILLEUR SHADOW+ and Shimano Dura Ace 7800 10 Speed Bar End Shifters. I can set up the high and low limits on derailleur and...
Forum: Touring
08-26-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,408
Posted By oneredstar

I don't think the rims would have, had I been...

I don't think the rims would have, had I been using rim brakes. I have never had issues with rims heating up on long descents. I think the smaller diameter of the rotor and the closer it is to the...
Forum: Touring
08-26-11, 06:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,408
Posted By oneredstar

The disc option does not interest me for a...

The disc option does not interest me for a touring bike at all. On a tour this Spring with steep mountain descents, I found the rotor and pads just heated up far to much. Brake pads stopped working...
Forum: Touring
08-23-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,207
Posted By oneredstar

I tour with a flat bar, platform pedals and fat...

I tour with a flat bar, platform pedals and fat 26" tires. Do it, what ever floats your boat.
Forum: Touring
08-14-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By oneredstar

I have done a good part of Mexico and feel it is...

I have done a good part of Mexico and feel it is entirely safe. Sure there are safety issues which are mentioned in mass media all the time, but over all I have felt same during the months I have...
08-07-11, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By oneredstar

I am curious about the suggestion on the 57. ...

I am curious about the suggestion on the 57. Stand over on the 57 is 84.3 cms, and my inseam is 82.5 cms. Am I not going to be hitting the top tube when off the bike?
08-07-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By oneredstar

Inseam is 32.5 "

Inseam is 32.5 "
08-07-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By oneredstar

the right size

Alright this is a tough one for me. I am looking at getting the Masi CX SS (http://www.masibikes.com/steel/speciale-cxss/) and am having trouble with sizing.

Normally I would ride a 56cm cross...
Forum: Touring
08-02-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,388
Posted By oneredstar

I typically take a rest day every 4 to 8 days. ...

I typically take a rest day every 4 to 8 days. It all depends on the location. I have no desire to rest in a place with nothing to do or nothing to see. I would rather push on to a place where I...
Forum: Touring
08-02-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,810
Posted By oneredstar

Legality is a fine line. I have camped in many...

Legality is a fine line. I have camped in many non traditional places while touring. Farmers fields, public parks, and many a Mexican gas station. I suppose doing so was illegal on all accounts,...
Forum: Touring
07-31-11, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By oneredstar

I am pretty sure Boomtown Sports is still there,...

I am pretty sure Boomtown Sports is still there, and they do bikes. Nelson also has 2 or 3 shops. Gerick's, Sacred Ride, and another Boomtown. Hope that helps
Forum: Touring
07-30-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By oneredstar

Very cool. I love my hammock, but ride way too...

Very cool. I love my hammock, but ride way too many places with no trees. Now I just need an option for no trees.
Forum: Touring
07-29-11, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,751
Posted By oneredstar

I have painted a rack on many occasions. ...

I have painted a rack on many occasions.

1. Sandblast
2. 2 coats of primer
3. 2 coats of paint. I used tremclad and it worked great.

I suggest taking your time and it should last up...
Forum: Touring
07-28-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By oneredstar

I just finished a tour with one of the days being...

I just finished a tour with one of the days being 170 kms long. It was into the wind almost the whole ride, spent 10 hours in the saddle pedaling. I survived, and did 90 kms the next day but it...
Forum: Touring
07-22-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By oneredstar

Not today, but I toured in 109 degree heat on the...

Not today, but I toured in 109 degree heat on the Mexican coast on my last tour. Did 140 kms that day. Drank about 10 litres of water as well. This was after weeks of riding in the Mountains and...
Forum: Touring
07-22-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,766
Posted By oneredstar

BurningTorchPro...not sure why there are so many...

BurningTorchPro...not sure why there are so many negative comments, half the people saying you will fail, the other saying it is easy and not worth filming. Set out on your tour. I hope it is...
07-20-11, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By oneredstar

Sold

Sold
Forum: Touring
07-17-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 2,338,709
Posted By oneredstar

Finally got my new rig finished and out for a...

Finally got my new rig finished and out for a ride.
210928
Forum: Touring
07-15-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By oneredstar

bikely.com (http://www.bikely.com) It is hit or...

bikely.com (http://www.bikely.com)
It is hit or miss on the page actually loading up, but when it does, it works good.
Forum: Touring
07-12-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,983
Posted By oneredstar

I have taken my bike on a bus 2 times, both with...

I have taken my bike on a bus 2 times, both with no box or any other protective gear. Panniers were left on for transport. The first time I helped load the bike on, and it was placed down on it's...
Forum: Touring
07-11-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,009
Posted By oneredstar

I wear a helmet both in my regular city life as...

I wear a helmet both in my regular city life as well as when touring. In the last year I can think of many times when I was glad I was wearing it. My helmet fits comfortably and I really do not...
Forum: Touring
07-09-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,846
Posted By oneredstar

Way too much stuff. I would change it to: -3...

Way too much stuff. I would change it to:

-3 tshirts
-1 sleeveless shirts
-3 pairs of socks
-3 pairs of boxer shorts
-0 pair jeans
-1 pair athletic shorts
-1 light hooded sweater
-1 pair...
Forum: Touring
07-08-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,827
Posted By oneredstar

I do not really see the need for a padded cycling...

I do not really see the need for a padded cycling short at all. I know the majority of people use them, but I find that seamless underwear and some light shorts do the trick for me.
Forum: Touring
07-08-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By oneredstar

Brooks Flyer Spring Adjust

I have a Brooks Flyer on my bike, just bought it. The saddle sits higher, by about a centimeter, on one side. I have experienced the same thing on other sprung saddles in the past. What is the...
Forum: Touring
07-05-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,106
Posted By oneredstar

Average would be around 18 kph. I have had much...

Average would be around 18 kph. I have had much slower days in the wind, but I have had calm days on flats where I was going 28 kph for over 3 hours.
Forum: Touring
07-03-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By oneredstar

Rigid surly fork. Old Man Mountain Front and...

Rigid surly fork. Old Man Mountain Front and rear racks. Schwalbe Marathon tires. Done.
Forum: Touring
07-01-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,316
Posted By oneredstar

Ride, Eat, Sleep. But in the off chance I have...

Ride, Eat, Sleep. But in the off chance I have time to be entertained, it is usually a combination of lack of food and nutrition, with the combination of alcohol, that keeps me entertained before I...
Forum: Touring
06-30-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,079
Posted By oneredstar

If you are asking for the best you can probably...

If you are asking for the best you can probably look at 6 to 10 different tires. Looking for the ones to avoid opens you up to thousands of tires.
06-28-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By oneredstar

Your budget director needs to learn to negotiate....

Your budget director needs to learn to negotiate. ;)
06-28-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By oneredstar

$10 to ship to Chicago. And yes I take PayPal. ...

$10 to ship to Chicago. And yes I take PayPal. If interested send me a PM with your email and I will send you a PayPal invoice and get them sent to you.
06-27-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By oneredstar

Yes, 36 hole

Yes, 36 hole
06-27-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By oneredstar

thanks. just wanted to make sure before I...

thanks. just wanted to make sure before I started tapping.
06-27-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By oneredstar

Crank Installation

I am building up my new touring bike and going about installing the crank. This is what I have;...
Forum: Touring
06-25-11, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By oneredstar

Never done any training for my tours. It is not...

Never done any training for my tours. It is not a race.
Forum: Touring
06-17-11, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,751
Posted By oneredstar

I think bike touring for me is just like...

I think bike touring for me is just like travelling in general. You just need to go and do it, in the end it will all work out. When I was 18 and went on my first backpacking trip for 6 months I...
Forum: Touring
06-16-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,303
Posted By oneredstar

Looks like a Norco Mountaineer. Fairly generic...

Looks like a Norco Mountaineer. Fairly generic old MTB bike with entry level components. If it fits you in size, I would say it could work. I would suspect it has single wall rims though.
Forum: Touring
06-14-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,503
Posted By oneredstar

Go for the Cross Check if your looking for...

Go for the Cross Check if your looking for something on the fast side. But there would be no way I would be looking for speed down in South America. As a few other people have said already, 26" is...
Forum: Touring
06-14-11, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,144
Posted By oneredstar

I have biked long distance trips and my...

I have biked long distance trips and my experience is 50 litres total. 30 litres on the back and 20 on the front. I have also ridden with 45 on the back and nothing on the front. It is all about...
Forum: Touring
06-13-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By oneredstar

Not Power Grips, but a similar idea that I have...

Not Power Grips, but a similar idea that I have used for touring with.

http://www.bicyclesmile.com/reviews/bagatoe-pedal-straps/

Work well with all pedals but I prefer them with a nice MTB...
06-13-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,831
Posted By oneredstar

Shimano XT Hub Set

Shimano XT Hub Set (HB-M770-S and FH-M770-S)

New, never used.

$77 for the set, plus shipping
Forum: Touring
06-11-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,859
Posted By oneredstar

Most handlebar bags that I have seen mount the...

Most handlebar bags that I have seen mount the same way as yours. I believe Arkel makes a very nice mount though. I have never been a fan of handlebar bags though. They are very bulky and too...
Forum: Touring
06-09-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By oneredstar

I do not have one yet, but am ordering one today....

I do not have one yet, but am ordering one today. Sure it is not freestanding, but much like you, I have used non freestanding tents and never had an issue.

I will be doing an over night trip...
Forum: Touring
06-07-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,457
Posted By oneredstar

http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/rear-...

http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/rear-racks/streamliner-road-dlx/

This rack can be mounted on your regular quick release and brake. Much better option than seatpost racks
Forum: Touring
06-06-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By oneredstar

I use a well-go platform with straps. ...

I use a well-go platform with straps.

http://www.bicyclesmile.com/reviews/bagatoe-pedal-straps/
Forum: Touring
06-06-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By oneredstar

I try not to plan too much in advance. I know...

I try not to plan too much in advance. I know where I am starting and where my destination is. I avoid major roads that have a lot of traffic, and eventually I get to where I am going. It all...
Forum: Touring
06-05-11, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By oneredstar

Could be too much weight on the front then. But...

Could be too much weight on the front then. But with out knowing how much weight you had up front it is hard to say. I would suggest carrying 70% in the back and 30% up front.
Forum: Touring
06-05-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By oneredstar

I have ridden with front panniers before and had...

I have ridden with front panniers before and had no issues, even at speeds about 60 kms/hr. What bike are you using? What rack? How heavy our your bags?
Forum: Touring
06-02-11, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By oneredstar

Those pics are still super small ;)

Those pics are still super small ;)
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