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Forum: Framebuilders 12-01-17, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ncscott
OK... quick research... Bend radius is...

OK... quick research... Bend radius is important. So make a wooden template with rounded edge and bend it over that. Unless I want to use a torch, the 3000 is my metal. HD does not say what their...
Forum: Framebuilders 12-01-17, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By ncscott
Wow... I honestly thought this forum would call...

Wow... I honestly thought this forum would call me crazy. I was kinda depending on it to be honest. For 30 ish dollars for the aluminum its worth an attempt.
Could anyone give me advise on alloys...
Forum: Framebuilders 11-30-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By ncscott
Weldless rack idea

I am wondering if this is a horrible idea or not...
Would it be possible to make a lightweight rack out of plate metal? The top of the rack would be pretty self explanatory and the legs would be...
Forum: Touring 12-27-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By ncscott
Thanks for the input. I do plan on putting a...

Thanks for the input. I do plan on putting a trunk bag on it so the streamliner is out but the Uni-fit seems to be a good option. The blackburn has the options but the extra screws to loosen. The...
Forum: Touring 12-26-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By ncscott
hub/QR mounted racks

I am looking to turn a disk brake "adventure" bike into a light touring bike and need a rack mounted to it. The bike itself is an old Schwinn with a disk brake mount added to it (LOVE this bike). I...
Forum: Touring 12-04-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,600
Posted By ncscott
Thank you for all the wonderful reply's. I was...

Thank you for all the wonderful reply's. I was worried that people would read this and say its too general and skip it. I kinda figured out that I packed too much food and keeping a one day...
Forum: Touring 12-03-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,600
Posted By ncscott
How much food do you pack?

I'm thinking about next year and what I did wrong this year. I did a possible 5 day tour, but my health turned it into a 3 day your. I packed WAY too much food, mostly being enough snacks to keep...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-23-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By ncscott
DIY allen key handle

I am doing work on my handlebars and need to use the long end of the allen key leaving me only the stub for leverage. I came up with this idea. Take a 1.5 inch dowel and drill a hole down the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-23-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By ncscott
worn bushings on an old-ish suspension bike

I have an 02 Specialized rockhopper FSR. The bushings are quite worn as shown by the amount of play where the seatstays, the link and the shock mount meet. The bike definitely squeaks, most likely...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By ncscott
cx brake placement

The origin of my problems are in another post and feel free to read that. However, I am wondering if some of my ulnar nerve problems were from placement of my CX brakes. I am thinking they might...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,912
Posted By ncscott
Thank you for that. Sorry Doug. One of the...

Thank you for that. Sorry Doug. One of the critique of the internet is that people are quick to criticize and I was quick to overreact. I should have bit my lip on that response. My sincere...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By ncscott
With such a small set up, do you pack any food...

With such a small set up, do you pack any food with you or buy all breakfasts and dinners on the road?
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,912
Posted By ncscott
Macha... thank you for the wonderful pictures. ...

Macha... thank you for the wonderful pictures. I notices that bar end shifter pics are more parallel, maybe because we still need to reach the shifter. Break shift levers can go upward and not...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By ncscott
mustache and trekking bars definitely intrigue...

mustache and trekking bars definitely intrigue me. They are cheap enough, I might try one of the cheaper ones. I have a second bike that will probably need new bars too, so I could try two...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By ncscott
Handlebar recomendations

My last post about handlebar palsy has pointed out I need a new handlebar.
Any recommendations for a drop bar with an anatomic bend? Preferably one that is comfortable on the wrists. Most of my...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,912
Posted By ncscott
"If you want to use the drops, get handlebars...

"If you want to use the drops, get handlebars that have a different shape so that both the tops and the drops are angled more comfortably. For example the bars that I showed above in my previous ...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,912
Posted By ncscott
I'm at that point too. Complete crap for a seat...

I'm at that point too. Complete crap for a seat clamp. I don't think I ever did get the position correct which explains my horrible saddle sore. For all the people who don't like the seat, I'm not...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,912
Posted By ncscott
I kinda wondered about how people would react to...

I kinda wondered about how people would react to the bars. I have always ridden that way (for 20 years). Its more comfortable in the drops for me. Since I don't ride the drops like I used it, I...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,912
Posted By ncscott
534983 The saddle height was the other...

534983
The saddle height was the other "problem" of the trip. At first the back of my knees hurt (saddle too high) so I lowered it 1/4 inch and my Achilles tendons hurt (saddle too low). The fix I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-22-16, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By ncscott
handlebars for handlebar palsy

I have done my research on the topic and an extremely surprised that no manufacture had come up with a handlebar marketed as better for ulnar nerve issues. I have a drop bar on a Surly LHT that is...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,912
Posted By ncscott
handlebar palsy AND saddle sore

I just got back from a three day tour with lots of health issues (I can figure out what to do for most of them (stretching the hamstrings) but the handlebar palsy is the one that is confusing me the...
Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By ncscott
"I could have told you that before you even...

"I could have told you that before you even tried. No way can alkalines provide enough current to charge your phone."
Then those bastards at Instrucables lied to me. :) That does explain a lot.
I...
Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By ncscott
So you guys don't worry about the fact that you...

So you guys don't worry about the fact that you can't use external batteries. I guess four charges is at least 8-10 days.
Thanks,
Forum: Touring 07-27-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By ncscott
cellphone charger

Hey all,
I tried to make a battery powered (aka powered by AA type batteries) charger to charge my cell phone and it failed miserably. I can see most chargers on the market get powered by internal...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-27-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By ncscott
Snow riding and tire question

Hey all,
I have a 2002 Specialized full suspension and currently ride 2.1 inch tires.
I recently went on some pretty solid snowmobile trails and loved it. I don't have the money for a fat bike so...
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