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Forum: Touring
09-29-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,418
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

On the note of leaving your gear stashed at your...

On the note of leaving your gear stashed at your campsite - I was fooled into thinking this was a good idea since I was in the posh mountain town of Boulder, Colorado. I mean, I did it plenty of...
Forum: Touring
09-09-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,894
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

I have this problem. Wearing soft wool or cotton...

I have this problem. Wearing soft wool or cotton usually alleviates the problem. If I'm wearing anything synthetic it HAS TO BE FORM FITTING. Or else I get bloody nips.

And now everybody knows.
...
Forum: Touring
09-07-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Hi everyone, Thank you all for the...

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for the thoughtful responses. I am quite adept at slow speed riding.I come from an mtb background which provided awareness of slow speed rock crawling up steep grades...
Forum: Touring
09-01-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

LOW gearing

This past spring I injured my knee. It sucks. PCL tear lvl 2 and some issues with my patella tendon. I completed about 6 weeks of physical therapy and now feel much better.

Prior to my injury I...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,956
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

This is the exact reason why my N360 sits in a...

This is the exact reason why my N360 sits in a box in the attic... unmoved for years. And I was one of the suckers who paid near full price for it :( I want to like it, but its a bear. I would rather...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,642
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

My swb recumbent fell out of the bus bike rack...

My swb recumbent fell out of the bus bike rack once.... 20"/26" wheels. I had the 'swing arm' over the front wheel, not over the boom. The bus driver was driving like a total jackass, turning at...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,329
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

It's like altitude. You will acclimate.

It's like altitude. You will acclimate.
Forum: Touring
06-17-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Thanks everyone for the input! We've...

Thanks everyone for the input!

We've decided to do as one of the previous posters suggested - Erie Canal + Adirondack Park loop. I have a friend in Buffalo we can use a launching point.

Some...
Forum: Touring
06-17-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,805
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

We hit 54.9 MPH on our touring bikes fully loaded...

We hit 54.9 MPH on our touring bikes fully loaded in the Rockies last summer. It was fun. You really notice the weighting imperfections of your wheel/tire at that speed. We used panniers and it was...
Forum: Touring
06-16-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Hello everyone, Thank you for the wonderful...

Hello everyone,

Thank you for the wonderful suggestions. Given the length of time I think I could complete the ACA Adirondack Loop + Erie canal trip. I love climbing but I also love to cover long...
Forum: Touring
06-16-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Leaving in a week - no destination

Hey guys,

I'm looking for some ideas for a 3 week tour. I randomly got some time off starting next week, trip dates will be June 20 - July 7ish. I was considering the C&O + GAP trail but reading...
Forum: Touring
06-08-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Too high of a saddle position and max knee height...

Too high of a saddle position and max knee height can be mutually exclusive issues. You can get a bit more bend in the knee with longer cranks, which will require you bring you seat post down as far...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,252
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

FL rider here. Ton's of experience with high UV...

FL rider here. Ton's of experience with high UV index, high humidity, high heat, and lack of airflow.

Let me give you a ride report of one of my trip's last summer. This was in late August (hell...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Tim_Iowa: You have my brain stirring on this one....

Tim_Iowa: You have my brain stirring on this one. I used to ride on Vittoria Randoneur Hyper's in 700x38 on my Vaya but they were excessively flat prone in my area. The reason I went Marathon in the...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-14, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Shamatt - I ride an Actionbent Jetstream, which...

Shamatt - I ride an Actionbent Jetstream, which is stock except for a Terracycle idler, fenders, rack, and tires. The bent is pretty comfy and there isn't a lot of room for BA tires. The front is as...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Considering 650B wheel swap, suspension?

Hello all,

I've struggled on and off with rough roads and offroad traction. My commuting load is approx 10 lbs, bike is 30, and I'm 230 (6'4"). Where I live now (downtown Orlando) there are miles...
Forum: Touring
05-14-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

We are thinking of doing this June 20 - July 7....

We are thinking of doing this June 20 - July 7. Any weather considerations we should make or precautions against bugs?
Forum: Touring
04-06-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,174
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Tubus Swing comes to mind. I think Old Man...

Tubus Swing comes to mind. I think Old Man Mountain makes one too.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,767
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Chain guard disks work somewhat. I found that my...

Chain guard disks work somewhat. I found that my pants still got sucked into the chainring and chain if using the big ring.

I have an SKS Chainboard on my touring bike. It works REALLY well. No...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,225
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Leisesturm - it's his bike, his investment... I...

Leisesturm - it's his bike, his investment... I don't see the need for negativity here. He's just asking what's out there. Plenty other posters are providing information that is relevant to his...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,225
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

The Salsa Vaya fits most of those requirements,...

The Salsa Vaya fits most of those requirements, except for the horizontal drop out bit. Depending on your frame size of choice, they offer a 26" model for the smaller bikes. The Vaya Travel has...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

My PB hardcore fenders rattle quite a bit. My SKS...

My PB hardcore fenders rattle quite a bit. My SKS chromoplastics do not. Unfortunately, I didn't find SKS fenders in a 20/26 flavor. PB was willing to sell me different sized fenders for a single...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,506
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Strava really helped me improve my average speed

Strava really helped me improve my average speed
Forum: Commuting
02-06-14, 12:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,506
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Hey 5matt, Other commuters in this forum...

Hey 5matt,

Other commuters in this forum told me my commute was too long, as well. Don't let them get you down. There are others out there in the same situation as you. My current commute is 23...
Forum: Recumbent
02-03-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Off-the-shelf 20" Dynamo wheel?

Hello all,

I am looking for a rim brake compatible dynamo wheel for my SWB bent. My only Google results show a very cheap Shimano 3n20 with a single walled rim from a UK shipper... USA here. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,526
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

I have the Shimano Afline Dynohub (dsh501) and it...

I have the Shimano Afline Dynohub (dsh501) and it has about 10,000 miles on it. Commuting, touring, singletrack and some epic 55 mph downhill runs in Colorado. Recently (last 500-1000 miles), it...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,620
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

The Specialized Turbo MSRP is...

The Specialized Turbo MSRP is $5900................. holy hand grenade.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,620
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Lovely calculator but I can only seem to get it...

Lovely calculator but I can only seem to get it up to 37 mm width
Forum: Commuting
11-14-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Those look like gold Velocity Chukker rims to me....

Those look like gold Velocity Chukker rims to me. Could be wrong.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,620
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Notes: I have a suspension seatpost....

Notes:

I have a suspension seatpost. Thudbuster LT hooked up to a B68 saddle. However, my feet and hands are not supported by this platform.

My 700x38 Schwalbe Marathon GG measures 39.5 mm on...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,620
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Fat tires for long, rough road commute? 700c > 650b

Hello all,

Long time bike commuter here. Recently got a new job which is quite a ways from my house, 20.8 miles to be exact (by bike). I don't have a car, and no interest in ever getting one...
Forum: Touring
09-21-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,555
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

For our Great Parks tour this summer we spent a...

For our Great Parks tour this summer we spent a few days wishing we had lower gears. My SO was using 24/34 and I 22/34 both on 40-622 tires. Next time we will consider 20/36 or maybe even lower. I...
Forum: Touring
09-17-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Hello all, I am using a chain checker, so...

Hello all,

I am using a chain checker, so far 0.50 on this chain and I replaced the last one at 0.75 (park tool unit). I have a few of the Surly rings in 130 BCD and they unramped/unpinned, not...
Forum: Touring
09-17-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,430
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Hello, fellow Florida-tourer. My solution to...

Hello, fellow Florida-tourer.

My solution to this was hammock camping. Takes minutes to set up and break down, and the condensation/rain issue is totally mitigated even in a down pour. I built my...
Forum: Touring
09-17-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Recommendations for long wearing 104 BCD chainrings

Hello all,

After many thousands of miles, my middle 36T ring has developed a nice sharktooth pattern. My outer 48T ring is also wearing out, but not nearly as bad as the middle ring. I am using an...
Forum: Touring
08-24-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,017
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

I echo MichaelW's sentiment. Regular Marathons,...

I echo MichaelW's sentiment. Regular Marathons, now labeled 'Greenguard' or HS420 profile are fantastic touring tires. It's all I use on my Salsa Vaya and it does admirably offroad, while having...
Forum: Touring
08-23-13, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

I own one of these hubs. I put a few hundred...

I own one of these hubs. I put a few hundred miles touring on it; it was nice and smooth and the chain stayed worlds cleaner. HOWEVER the lowest gear sucks. It just plain sucks. At the time I was...
Forum: Touring
07-28-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

I have ridden about 7500 miles on my late 2011...

I have ridden about 7500 miles on my late 2011 Vaya... I love it to death. Lord knows I've crashed more than my fair share but not a ding on the frame, it's quite robust as long as you don't ride it...
Forum: Touring
06-30-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Hello all, I just want to say thank you for...

Hello all,

I just want to say thank you for everyone's sympathy, it sucks when a vacation gets ruined.

The rangers certainly did not grab our gear, we made certain to contact all the proper...
Forum: Touring
06-29-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Theft - Boulder, CO

Hello all,

A few days ago my girlfriend and I had all of our touring gear stolen from our campsite while we were away. The only things the thieves did not get were our touring bikes and 1 pannier...
Forum: Touring
06-06-13, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Hello all Thank you for all the criticisms,...

Hello all

Thank you for all the criticisms, they are helping make our decisions. Decided to abandon the idea of drum brakes. So far we scooped up some tektro road levers and dual pivot calipers...
Forum: Touring
06-03-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

I have a spoke tensionmeter that I used to check...

I have a spoke tensionmeter that I used to check the wheels after pulling it out of storage, wheels are in good shape like I said. This bike has been used already for hundreds of touring miles. My...
Forum: Touring
06-02-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Well, despite all the advice to the contrary we...

Well, despite all the advice to the contrary we decided to go ahead with the project after visiting the local bike co-op. Found a treasure trove of parts that will give her all the gearing and...
Forum: Touring
06-01-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Drum brakes for touring in the mountains

Hello all,

My girlfriend rides a classic 1973 Schwinn Varsity we restored a few years ago. It was her dad's when he was a kid, so it has quite a bit of sentimental value. We have done plenty of...
Forum: Touring
05-30-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Seeing as you are from AZ, you will most likely...

Seeing as you are from AZ, you will most likely be able to deal with the extreme heat in July in FL. The Keys stay pretty temperate year round but the mainland can get overwhelming for non-residents...
Forum: Touring
04-09-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Too early to ride Great Parks South?

Hello all,

I have recently relocated to northern Colorado and have some time off. Recently, I discovered some journals of the Great Parks trail which picks up about 45 miles from where I'm living...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Just one of those days...

So I'm at work, first day back for the new year. Had a great ride in, got some coffee, sat down and started looking through my emails... and suddenly BANG! Everyone in the office ducks for cover. My...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-12, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

I also noticed that a large big ring is...

I also noticed that a large big ring is essentially useless with the top 50% of a standard cassette... every gear is too damn tall. To overcome this I custom built my own 8 speed cassette which is...
Forum: Touring
10-17-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

I use 48-36-26 (thinking about switching to 24 or...

I use 48-36-26 (thinking about switching to 24 or even 22 if I have the clearance) and 13-34 8 speed cassette. I also live in FL and have ridden in the windy, 'hilly' bridges of the Keys. It can be...
Forum: Touring
09-18-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By CrazyLemurBoy

Route/Camping Advice - Orlando to Gainesville FL

Hello all!

I am leaving to go on tour this Saturday, very exciting. This is not my first tour and I am strong rider. I will be travelling from Orlando FL to Gainesville FL solo and unsupported....
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