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04-29-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By DonValley

Bought some SLX brakes. Rebuilding the Hayes...

Bought some SLX brakes. Rebuilding the Hayes would have cost about half this much in parts.
04-28-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By DonValley

Having done a bit of research, I agree that I...

Having done a bit of research, I agree that I won't mess with these old brakes. By the time I get the pads and rebuild kits, I am close enough to new components. Looking at Shimano ones. I have found...
04-27-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By DonValley

Hayes 9 Rebuild or replace?

I have a set of Hayes 9 on a Kona Kula Deeluxe that have lost their fluid over the winter. The front has no response, but the rear still seems OK. A local bike store said parts might be hard to come...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By DonValley

Just got back and it was spectacular. A real...

Just got back and it was spectacular. A real challenge of climate and terrain. Went counter clockwise. So glad the last thing I did was dump my 30 tooth sprocket for a 24tooth one. Wouldn't have...
Forum: Touring
08-26-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By DonValley

Thanks for the replies. If anyone ws to do it...

Thanks for the replies. If anyone ws to do it again, would you go clockwise or counter clockwise? Not big on steep downhills myself. Uphills will be a grind either way. Probably don't have the best...
Forum: Touring
08-25-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By DonValley

Anyone have some Cabot Trail tips?

Just booked a flight to Sidney Nova Scotia today from Monday to Sunday. I was looking for a destination, and my first choice was Lac ST Jean in Quebec, but I just didn't want to drive the 20 hours...
Forum: Touring
11-13-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 73,768
Posted By DonValley

Didn't quite work out timing wise, so am...

Didn't quite work out timing wise, so am relegated to being an arm chair cycle tourer. I did manage to use my new three season's tent one night about three weeks ago though. Drafty!...
Forum: Touring
11-13-15, 07:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 73,768
Posted By DonValley

I found a Bianchi Grizzly in the garbage last...

I found a Bianchi Grizzly in the garbage last winter. It looked to be a good size for my Son. Cleaned it up and it was in amazing shape. Mostly early 90's XT and deore components with perfect gearing...
Forum: Touring
11-01-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,049
Posted By DonValley

I think I got a great deal by phoning Arkel and...

I think I got a great deal by phoning Arkel and asking if they had any seconds. I got basically new bags with either a tiny repair, 1 week's use or a blemish. Waterproof Dolphins, front35 and 48...
Forum: Touring
10-28-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By DonValley

I did San Francisco to San Diego in '81. I agree...

I did San Francisco to San Diego in '81. I agree it was fantastic. Banff to Jasper I did in 75'. Amazing. Galveston to New Orleans in 83'…hmmmn, not quite as good.
I will second QUebec City to...
Forum: Touring
10-26-15, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,153
Posted By DonValley

I recently bought a Miyata 1000LT that came with...

I recently bought a Miyata 1000LT that came with Nitto Randonneur bars. Couldn't stand them. Switched to Nitto Noodles in a 46cm and love them. It transformed the bike.
Forum: Touring
10-18-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,667
Posted By DonValley

On my Mountain bike I love my Sram X0 twist...

On my Mountain bike I love my Sram X0 twist shifter. Have Shimano triggers on the front.
Forum: Touring
10-13-15, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By DonValley

Tons of dreary weather in a Belgian spring. Cold...

Tons of dreary weather in a Belgian spring. Cold and wet.
Forum: Touring
10-11-15, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By DonValley

Favorite cantilever brake pad

Anyone have a preference in brake pads? Mine seem to work decently, but If there is room for improvement, my ears are open.
Forum: Touring
10-09-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By DonValley

Just received some inexpensive Baleaf padded...

Just received some inexpensive Baleaf padded underwear in the mail. I think they are $9.95 delivered in the US. $15 in Canada through Amazon. My initial observations are that they really feel weird...
Forum: Touring
10-06-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By DonValley

padded undies

I was wondering if anybody had a favourite brand of padded shorts to wear under your touring clothes. I have never worn cycling shorts and October in Ontario might not be shorts weather anyway.
...
Forum: Touring
10-06-15, 03:46 AM
Forum: Touring
10-05-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,298
Posted By DonValley

Just added an MSR Pocket Rocket to my kit...

Just added an MSR Pocket Rocket to my kit yesterday. Weighing 85 grams it seems like a good value if you are going on a short trip and just want to heat a few cans of beans. Comes with a nice plastic...
Forum: Touring
10-04-15, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By DonValley

I am certainly not an expert, but tried two main...

I am certainly not an expert, but tried two main touring bikes unladen and didn't really like them on brief test drives. (Surly Trucker and a Kona Sutra). Both felt harsh to me. I think if you are...
Forum: Touring
10-04-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By DonValley

The photo with the crank and pedals shows paint...

The photo with the crank and pedals shows paint that looks older than 200 miles to me. Might just be dirt though. Looks like a nice bike otherwise.
Forum: Touring
10-01-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,868
Posted By DonValley

Whatever you take, that is a great ride'...

Whatever you take, that is a great ride' especially if you catch a big tail wind after the big climb and descent you will do to reach San Simeon.
Forum: Touring
09-29-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By DonValley

There is a glut of Miyata 1000's on Toronto...

There is a glut of Miyata 1000's on Toronto Kijiji. I bought mine about a month and a half ago and the same seller has a smaller framed version for $500. I saw the bike when I bought mine and it...
Forum: Touring
09-26-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By DonValley

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme surprised me

I bought some new tires and was really shocked when I put them on my bike and found the handling absolutely atrocious on my test drive. I needed to take the dog on a walk so figured I would just ride...
Forum: Touring
09-24-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,298
Posted By DonValley

I am on my third Whisper light pump in about 20...

I am on my third Whisper light pump in about 20 years. It is only used sporadically. I like the stove overall though.
Forum: Touring
09-22-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,173
Posted By DonValley

That broke me up!! Wondering how long and often...

That broke me up!! Wondering how long and often you leave your rig and worldly possessions locked up to a pole with a flimsy lock while you hike, eat or wander around. I get the feeling that it is...
Forum: Touring
09-18-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

I suppose I can poach the standard 50 tooth...

I suppose I can poach the standard 50 tooth Sugino chain wheel off my Kuwahara if I don't like it. My Son also has the two smaller sprockets I need on a bike I found in the garbage last winter and...
Forum: Touring
09-18-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

My BB has been replaced and is now a cartridge...

My BB has been replaced and is now a cartridge style. I have found some rings on Ebay that are in great shape (Race Face and FSA) and overall this would be my lowest cost option. I'd kinda like to...
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Been pondering another tack that kinda keeps the...

Been pondering another tack that kinda keeps the look and character of my 1991 in it's original era. If I was to find two rings , say a 24 and a 36 and keep the 50 Biopace and then go 13 34 on the...
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By DonValley

WOw, touring on a bike at 20,000 feet. I get...

WOw, touring on a bike at 20,000 feet. I get altitude sickness around 13,000. I have toured Bolivia a bit on a motorcycle as well as Northern Chile. I think riding South through Chile would be quite...
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,517
Posted By DonValley

Other than the gearing , that sounds like my new...

Other than the gearing , that sounds like my new to me 1991 Miyata 1000 LT.
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Would my Miyata likely have reverse thread on the...

Would my Miyata likely have reverse thread on the bottom bracket? In the video he mentions that you specify a mountain or road bike application. Is this a crank width issue? Do these cranks usually...
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

OK, just a different approach to the same end. I...

OK, just a different approach to the same end. I guess I didn't realize that this part of a bike frame has been remained standardized in size for so long.
thanks.
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Cycco, just getting my head straight on this,...

Cycco, just getting my head straight on this, would this Shimano Deore crankset bolt on my frame? I can take a close up shot or measurements if there is doubt?
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

The Merlins (Made by Packard on Canadian Lancs...

The Merlins (Made by Packard on Canadian Lancs …with Maytag valve covers) are like Rolex watches inside. Beautifully machined parts that last about 35 hours in the environment they were designed for....
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 09:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Well I will have to wait for official approval...

Well I will have to wait for official approval that this is doable and or sensible from the local experts. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

I have a cotter less crank puller and bottom...

I have a cotter less crank puller and bottom bracket socket as well as a cassette tool and a chain breaker, if I remember correctly. (Haven't used them in a while) I also have been restoring a WW2...
Forum: Touring
09-17-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Thanks for all the great information. I certainly...

Thanks for all the great information. I certainly don't find it boring. I did some experimentation with my other bikes yesterday on the same hill. My Kuwahara has a smaller middle ring but otherwise...
Forum: Touring
09-16-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Yes I have indexed bar end shifters, so I'd have...

Yes I have indexed bar end shifters, so I'd have to add one into the already over budget budget. Do 8 speed units fit without worrying about spacers (plug and Play?)
Forum: Touring
09-16-15, 04:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Thank you for answering all my questions...

Thank you for answering all my questions Cyccomute. I think I have a plan of action now and a recipe to follow. Will look for an 11/34.
One last thing, what is the difference in the crank length...
Forum: Touring
09-16-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Dropped by a local bike store today and got some...

Dropped by a local bike store today and got some inconclusive options I thought I would run by those that have helped with their advice so far.

He suggested that my derailleur probably could not...
Forum: Touring
09-16-15, 05:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,705
Posted By DonValley

I have had a standard B17 on my daily driver bike...

I have had a standard B17 on my daily driver bike for about 12 years. Just a great saddle and the only one I have ever found truly comfortable. It felt pretty good right off the bat for me even...
Forum: Touring
09-15-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,798
Posted By DonValley

I just bought a waterproof Arkell bag. Seems very...

I just bought a waterproof Arkell bag. Seems very solid. It mounts quite far away from the handle bars with aluminum mounts. Doesn't move around. Hopefully those with more experience will have some...
Forum: Touring
09-15-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

DJB, I have driven out to Tadoussac and the area...

DJB, I have driven out to Tadoussac and the area many times. Le Massif is one of my favourite ski destinations and the folks in the Charlesvoix are tops for hospitality. I remember how hilly it is ...
Forum: Touring
09-15-15, 02:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Great info, thanks. Another possible destination...

Great info, thanks. Another possible destination might be along the highway between Quebec city and Tadoussac. This is Hilly terrain and I am familiar with the area. I am half French, so looking...
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

It is a 60 mm Nitto Technomic . It is set about...

It is a 60 mm Nitto Technomic . It is set about 1 half inch below the max line. I haven't settled on my final tweaking of these parts.
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

So much useful info….from so many . Thanks. I was...

So much useful info….from so many . Thanks. I was a Montrealer till the late 70's and my Mum and Brother still live there….then wandered down the 401 for school. Was thinking about going around lac...
Forum: Touring
09-14-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

Thanks for the advice and I was a bit concerned...

Thanks for the advice and I was a bit concerned that the bike was a little small. The Frame seems very stretched out, so I had to go to a very short stem. I am 5 foot 10 last timeI checked. 180...
Forum: Touring
09-13-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By DonValley

Thanks for the replies. The bike currently has 25...

Thanks for the replies. The bike currently has 25 mm Conti's with no tread on it. It rolls very well and I am surprised how nicely the Miyata rides compared to my previous bike. Can you guesstimate...
Forum: Touring
09-13-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,298
Posted By DonValley

What gearing do you run when loaded?

I have been buying some parts to get a new to me bike optimized for my size and am hoping to go on a 1 week tour through rural Quebec this fall.
It is a 1991 Miyata 1000 LT. The current gearing is...
Forum: Touring
09-13-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By DonValley

Can I run folding tires on this rim?

I recently started adding parts to a used bike I hope to do a tour on this fall. 1991 Miyata 1000LT. I am considering going with some new tires that would be suited to carrying a medium sized load....
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