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Forum: Commuting
05-28-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By kayakboy

Cracked hub flange

Just found a crack originating in the spoke hole on a shimano 600 hub. There is one almost as big on the other flange as well. This on my do it all road bike. Is this a common failure? Was it...
Forum: Touring
03-10-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By kayakboy

Chains clean themselves in their motion. They...

Chains clean themselves in their motion. They drive the dirt out. Lubricating is what allows this to happen. Best to lube. Wipe the grit off the chain to keep it from gathering more road grit.
Replies: 7
Views: 5,409
Posted By kayakboy

Rivendell bike works has helped out a double...

Rivendell bike works has helped out a double amputee set up one of their bikes. There was an article in their rivendell reader. They are in walnut creek, and I am sure would be glad to give you all...
Forum: Touring
09-06-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By kayakboy

Sub 24 hour

Check out this un;

http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_camping/camping_vs_touring
http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_camping/a_kit_for_one_night_out
Forum: Touring
08-19-08, 02:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By kayakboy

Great bike. It looks very well balanced. I...

Great bike. It looks very well balanced. I imagine it will go with you many miles smiling.
Forum: Touring
06-26-08, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By kayakboy

I have ridden something close to those gears...

I have ridden something close to those gears around those parts, and it is very nice. Great bike, smart gearing, your set.
Forum: Touring
04-20-08, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By kayakboy

The bike looks to be sweet. The most important...

The bike looks to be sweet. The most important thing is fit. Have you decided on the type of handle bars you are going to use? Nitto makes a very popular Noodle road drop bar that has some nice...
Forum: Touring
04-05-08, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By kayakboy

+1 for Nitto racks. Astounding quality, avaiable...

+1 for Nitto racks. Astounding quality, avaiable in small sizes shown above, to pretty regular size. The one shown above can go on the front or back. The frame bags are real smart too as they are...
Forum: Touring
03-14-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By kayakboy

Have you ever used paul's cantis. They...

Have you ever used paul's cantis. They suck....your eyes out of your head.
Forum: Touring
03-11-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By kayakboy

http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=dahon_d7&cat...

http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=dahon_d7&cat=folding
http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=f_avenir&cat=folding
Just found these two, you definatly want gears. You should be able to find...
Forum: Touring
03-11-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By kayakboy

I agree with getting a hybrid bike. That is a...

I agree with getting a hybrid bike. That is a fancy word for a middle of the road bike. They are made for road riding, and can handle bumpy terrain because they are set up for comfort. The most...
Forum: Touring
02-05-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By kayakboy

Why I will never own or ride a Sojourn or Sherpa

They are too small! I like my 25" Supercourse (63.5 cm). And would love a 64-65 cm touring bicycle, but these two cool bikes are too small for a lot of riders. Touring rigs are generally not the...
Forum: Touring
02-01-08, 02:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,095
Posted By kayakboy

If you like public radio, check out 'radio lab'....

If you like public radio, check out 'radio lab'. You can down load the podcast. Or go to radiolab.org and listen there. They did an episode on sleep that gives you a basic shake down. I found it...
Forum: Touring
01-23-08, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By kayakboy

I STOLE this link from some other websight. ...

I STOLE this link from some other websight.
http://sweetnourishingbikes.blogspot.com/2006/07/diy-porteur-rack.html
Forum: Touring
01-19-08, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By kayakboy

A real large specialized expidetion just went off...

A real large specialized expidetion just went off on fleabay over 25". Rivendell has some A Homer Hilsons you can pre order that are quite large, and also have made the Redwood, which is quite big. ...
01-18-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By kayakboy

I would like to but the whole frame in a bath. I...

I would like to but the whole frame in a bath. I have pondered reverse hydrolysis, molasses, and maby some sodium carbonate, but fear for the brazing in the lugs. Will naval jelly just stick to...
01-18-08, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By kayakboy

Frame Rust Removal

I have an English lugged 531 touring bike with very prevalent rust. It is more than worth salvaging. I am planning on putting the whole frame in a molasses bath. Will this be OK for the frame? I...
Forum: Touring
12-14-07, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,436
Posted By kayakboy

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tout-terrain.asp ...

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tout-terrain.asp The 'sherpa'
All the way to the bottom. This might be a really good setup, as it it may be aero.
Rivendell mountain works makes a frame less back...
Forum: Touring
11-24-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,279
Posted By kayakboy

Nice post of the old popular science/mechanics. ...

Nice post of the old popular science/mechanics. I have that issue. It wouldnt be a bad way to go, with something like that. Proably nice and aero, no paniers or anything. It would be like a...
Forum: Touring
11-24-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,309
Posted By kayakboy

Check out Rivendell Bicycle Works. They have a...

Check out Rivendell Bicycle Works. They have a few options. http://www.rivbike.com I am working on a hard leather case that would be the same size as a little loafer. Happy searching.
Forum: Foo
09-24-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By kayakboy

Dont drag it

Saab transmissions are nitoriously fragile. Especially automatics. They arent crappy, They just need to be looked out for. Especially on turbo cars.
09-17-07, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By kayakboy

I have a set of open pros build by Rivendell and...

I have a set of open pros build by Rivendell and they are not up for what I want out of them. I would just like to hear what you folks ride on and are happy with.
09-17-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By kayakboy

The farther down you grip the lever the more...

The farther down you grip the lever the more precise your shifts can be. grab it the lever with your index and thumb at the base of the lever. Have fun and keep you eyes on the road.
09-16-07, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By kayakboy

I wouldnt mind getting something relatively light...

I wouldnt mind getting something relatively light and narrow. Something 1 step sturdier than mavic open pro's. There are so many rims out there, I would like to go with something that wont slow me...
09-16-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By kayakboy

Road Rims

Hi, I have a nice lugged California built (I can't recall the builder) road frame, with canti brakes. I want to build a set of road wheels for it that would not mind seeing a dirt road, 32 spoke...
02-17-07, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By kayakboy

K.I.S.S. It i's next duity will hopefully be a...

K.I.S.S. It i's next duity will hopefully be a touring bike. I prefer down tube shifters, and greater reliablity of all friction, plus a bigger chain.
02-15-07, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By kayakboy

Free Wheel Cross Hubs

Hey.
I am going to build my first wheel set and want to build them for offroad duity. My new frame has 130 rear spacing. Besides the real expensive Phil, are there any free wheel hubs that...
Forum: Touring
12-21-06, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By kayakboy

You can get a hammock for 20 dollars at EMS, and...

You can get a hammock for 20 dollars at EMS, and probaly many other places. It is made of nylon and weighs and takes up very little. You have to factor in ropes too. If you can swing a hammock, it...
Forum: Foo
12-20-06, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 915
Posted By kayakboy

Yeah, hippy crack. Ive done it at festivals. It...

Yeah, hippy crack. Ive done it at festivals. It is a drug in the purest sense of the word, although it just cuts off blood flow to your brain, and you go out. Have you ever stood up too fast and...
12-20-06, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By kayakboy

They make real quality bikes for some domestic...

They make real quality bikes for some domestic companies. I imagine the bikes they make for themselves have some integrity as well.
Forum: Foo
12-18-06, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By kayakboy

Lots of garlic. A couple of cloves (wedges),...

Lots of garlic. A couple of cloves (wedges), either choped and swallowed (table spoon worth) with honey, or sliced on a cracker with what ever you like on crackers. Make sure you eat before or...
Forum: Touring
12-16-06, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,984
Posted By kayakboy

I ride a swift right now, I got this one whole...

I ride a swift right now, I got this one whole sale for pedi cabbing, next stop will be my mountain bike. I am a 30'' waist primarily though. I think that less is usually more. Lighter, less bulk...
Forum: Touring
12-15-06, 04:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,984
Posted By kayakboy

If you can't get the adjustment sorted out, I...

If you can't get the adjustment sorted out, I have a relatively new (100 miles on it) Brooks B17 Black that I would trade to get my skinny butt on something more my size. Just thought I would offer....
12-14-06, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,532
Posted By kayakboy

I have a swift (ti rails) and a b17. If you lace...

I have a swift (ti rails) and a b17. If you lace up the swift it could take the offroad, it would deffinatly provide suspension (a small few mm where it counts). B17 are much wider, available with...
12-14-06, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,441
Posted By kayakboy

to quote south park, nicceee Looks good

to quote south park, nicceee

Looks good
12-14-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,278
Posted By kayakboy

gopher a brooks. Big ole B17. That 'ill take...

gopher a brooks. Big ole B17. That 'ill take the bumps out. Those things will take a beating too as long as you dont neglect them.
12-12-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By kayakboy

Is he long legged. I beleive a Cobia with 29"...

Is he long legged. I beleive a Cobia with 29" wheels can be had for a bit under $1000. If he is a hiker he will appreciate the roll.
12-07-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By kayakboy

I have had them for years. The problem I have is...

I have had them for years. The problem I have is braking while shifting. Have a good ride.
12-07-06, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By kayakboy

AWWW MAN!!! I'll trade you all my spyderman...

AWWW MAN!!! I'll trade you all my spyderman comicbooks for that!
12-07-06, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By kayakboy

Where can you get a Cobia for that?

Where can you get a Cobia for that?
12-07-06, 12:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,119
Posted By kayakboy

Rim

"What do I say to complaints that my brakes are no good?
I tell you this, Anyone can stop. But it takes a genius to go fast"
Enzo Ferrari
origonaly sighted in Zin and the art of road bike...
12-06-06, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By kayakboy

That 69er is krazy. It seems to me that 29ers...

That 69er is krazy. It seems to me that 29ers have a larger contact patch with the earth, and there for are faster. People say you can lean into the turns alot more. Also your bottom bracket is...
Forum: Foo
12-05-06, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 976
Posted By kayakboy

What would happen would be nothing special to...

What would happen would be nothing special to you. You would see the light going off into the distance like a good photon. But what I would see, sitting on an asteroid watching you go by...I...
12-04-06, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By kayakboy

There is nothing wrong with toe clips. You dont...

There is nothing wrong with toe clips. You dont have to tighten them down. And they will catch you foot if the bike tries to bounce away.

Here you go dude, this will show you how it is done!
...
12-03-06, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By kayakboy

I have ones with kokopelli on them they are...

I have ones with kokopelli on them they are orange and yellow.
Forum: Foo
12-02-06, 11:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,747
Posted By kayakboy

I heard my friend call in today from the coffee...

I heard my friend call in today from the coffee shop (im only 20) and he said he tripped over his g/f's cat walking down the stairs. HA. Said he was laid up in bed. Meanwhile we are talking in the...
Forum: Foo
12-02-06, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By kayakboy

GO SLOW. Seriously, best way to not waist your...

GO SLOW. Seriously, best way to not waist your time calling AAA. Get AAA if you dont have it allready. Test your traction on a straight road with nobody around you. Break until you break...
12-02-06, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,008
Posted By kayakboy

Dorkus, heat up the key with fire, instert and...

Dorkus, heat up the key with fire, instert and try again.
12-02-06, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By kayakboy

Keep an eye out in the local paper or at...

Keep an eye out in the local paper or at www.craigslist.org for a used bike. Wallmart bikes are the worst (statisticly speaking).
11-30-06, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By kayakboy

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=244081

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=244081
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