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03-10-17, 08:53 AM
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Posted By napoleoninrags

I've heard good things about On-One Pompino....

I've heard good things about On-One Pompino. Perhaps your local bike shop can build one for you.

On-One Pompino V4 Frameset | On - One...
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,849
Posted By napoleoninrags

Thanks Bill for the detailed response. I would've...

Thanks Bill for the detailed response. I would've thought the build quality would be the other way round. I've read the AZUB review re:average components.

I'm a DF rider who is considering a 'bent...
Forum: Recumbent
03-06-17, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,849
Posted By napoleoninrags

Bump. It looks like you ended up buying the AZUB...

Bump. It looks like you ended up buying the AZUB 6. Could you please describe your decision process and talk about what made you decide on the AZUB? Thanks!
Replies: 33
Views: 2,822
Posted By napoleoninrags

Hey sleepyrando, since you aspire to ride the PBP...

Hey sleepyrando, since you aspire to ride the PBP one day, have you contacted your local rando/audax club and asked around? If I were you, I would start with contacting the local rando club and...
Replies: 33
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Posted By napoleoninrags

Since your main concern seems to be finding a...

Since your main concern seems to be finding a bike for a shorter person, having you considered other options? For example, Sweetpea Bicycles (http://www.sweetpeabicycles.com/lust/little-black-dress/)...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By napoleoninrags

Have you checked out Northwave shoes? They are...

Have you checked out Northwave shoes? They are known for accommodating wide feet. I have their Goretex shoes (for touring) and I love them. Very comfortable. I use them with custom orthotic inserts.
05-07-12, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,061
Posted By napoleoninrags

Yeah, looks like they don't make/sell it anymore....

Yeah, looks like they don't make/sell it anymore. I was thinking perhaps the OP could get a left over one from last year.
05-07-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,061
Posted By napoleoninrags

Since you see to be looking for a practical...

Since you see to be looking for a practical commuter for some snow/rain riding, and not something to photograph in detail with lots of bokeh amongst urban decay :D, I suggest you find out if you...
Forum: Touring
02-21-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,858
Posted By napoleoninrags

Haha.. is that between Changuinola and Almirante...

Haha.. is that between Changuinola and Almirante or crossing over the Continental Divide on to David from Chiriqui Grande? I am guessing the latter.
09-15-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,465
Posted By napoleoninrags

Time Atac Aliums were the other pedals I...

Time Atac Aliums were the other pedals I considered. You could save some money on the pedals for better shoes.
09-15-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,465
Posted By napoleoninrags

I'd like to qualify my feedback with the fact...

I'd like to qualify my feedback with the fact that I have only used Speedplay pedals due to having problems with one knee. I have the X5 Cromoly on my Redline 925 commuter and I love it. I love the...
Forum: Touring
09-12-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,815
Posted By napoleoninrags

I see that there are plenty of suggestions on...

I see that there are plenty of suggestions on good quality touring gear and equipment. I am happy that I got an iPod touch 4th Generation. It is the single most useful (non-bike-related) gadget I've...
Forum: Touring
08-16-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,721
Posted By napoleoninrags

A couple of characteristics I look for in a...

A couple of characteristics I look for in a mirror are:

1. Can it be mounted sturdily?

2. Does it vibrate when riding on rough surface and blur the view?

I have the above mentioned 'german...
Forum: Touring
06-10-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,988
Posted By napoleoninrags

Went through Astoria mid-May. Loved every bit of...

Went through Astoria mid-May. Loved every bit of the Oregon Coast ( well, except Lincoln City). Great people, very good shoulders and cycling infrastructure. The ODOT cycling map is excellent. All...
Forum: Touring
04-28-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By napoleoninrags

I got the FSA Wing Pro for my rando bike and...

I got the FSA Wing Pro for my rando bike and loved them enough that I got the same thing for my touring bike. Only (slight) drawback would be not being able to mount standard light mounts and such,...
04-13-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,737
Posted By napoleoninrags

Yep, it is the new XT model. I believe they went...

Yep, it is the new XT model. I believe they went to the smaller 3/16" ball bearings from the 1/4" ones because of the over sized axle.
04-13-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,737
Posted By napoleoninrags

Exactly! That's for the sanity check!

Exactly! That's for the sanity check!
04-12-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,737
Posted By napoleoninrags

Thank you all for the responses. The correct part...

Thank you all for the responses. The correct part number, as ryker astutely points out, is the FH-M770. I forgot to mention that this is a practically new hub with only 600kms on it. Yes, the NDS...
04-12-11, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,737
Posted By napoleoninrags

Shimano XT hub: uneven bearing count?

I am hoping someone could verify or explain this.

While disassembling a Shimano XT rear hub (FH-M700) I noticed that the number of ball bearings on the drive and non-drive side are different. Is...
Replies: 22
Views: 2,811
Posted By napoleoninrags

Knowing that you already have tried the SLR, I'd...

Knowing that you already have tried the SLR, I'd suggest either the Selle SMP Pro (http://www.smpselle.com/smp4bike/en/pro) or the Selle SMP Glider (http://www.smpselle.com/smp4bike/en/glider). I am...
Forum: Touring
03-16-11, 07:00 PM
Forum: Touring
03-16-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By napoleoninrags

Ouch! Here's hoping for a less hot La Nina summer...

Ouch! Here's hoping for a less hot La Nina summer in Baja. Was this winter cooler, hotter or the same compared to your previous visits?
Forum: Touring
03-15-11, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By napoleoninrags

I think I'll be down there during that time....

I think I'll be down there during that time. That's my estimate anyway



Is that a polite way of saying "Are you stupid enough to ride in that heat through the desert? :lol::lol: I didn't plan...
Forum: Touring
03-14-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By napoleoninrags

Thanks, Chris, really appreciate your info. I am...

Thanks, Chris, really appreciate your info. I am planning to take the ferry ~ end of June/early July.
Forum: Touring
03-13-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By napoleoninrags

Any news on the ferry situation? Is the passenger...

Any news on the ferry situation? Is the passenger ferry still cancelled? The Baja Ferries website doesn't seem to have been updated in a while.

Thanks!
Forum: Touring
03-11-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,915
Posted By napoleoninrags

I had one of these 20L dry bags...

I had one of these 20L dry bags (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442618731&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302700593) strapped on to the rack with nylon cinch...
Forum: Touring
03-09-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,789
Posted By napoleoninrags

Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but...

Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but in Nelson, the Dancing Bear Inn (http://www.dancingbearinn.com/) on Baker Street is a very good place to stay.
Forum: Touring
03-09-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,789
Posted By napoleoninrags

If you pass through Winlaw, make sure to check...

If you pass through Winlaw, make sure to check out the Cedar Creek Cafe. I'd recommend the eggs benedict there.

EDIT: Looks like the place is up for sale.
...
Forum: Touring
03-09-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,915
Posted By napoleoninrags

I have a Casseroll that was built up in 2009. I...

I have a Casseroll that was built up in 2009. I took it for an overnight trip with ~30lbs on a rear rack with ~5lbs in a front rack bag. What I found was that any time I stood up, there was...
Forum: Touring
03-07-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By napoleoninrags

You might want to contact the BF member kk27...

You might want to contact the BF member kk27 (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/716411-Blisters-with-a-Brooks-saddle%21%21%21). He is a long distance cyclist from Mumbai and posts in the Long...
Forum: Touring
02-14-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,893
Posted By napoleoninrags

No, the only other ones I considered were the...

No, the only other ones I considered were the Peal Izumis. The fit on the Northwave is wide, but it fits me fine. If you have narrow feet, I can see how it may not be the best choice. During rando...
Forum: Touring
02-14-11, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,893
Posted By napoleoninrags

Aha, someone who is in the same conundrum like I...

Aha, someone who is in the same conundrum like I was a while ago. I ended up getting the Northwave Expedition GTX...
Forum: Touring
02-08-11, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By napoleoninrags

Arkel makes a pannier that converts to a back...

Arkel makes a pannier that converts to a back pack, the Arkel GT-18BP (http://www.arkel.ca/ca_f/all-categories/touring-bike-bag/gt-18-grand-touring-front-pannier.html). I have one and like it very...
Forum: Touring
02-04-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By napoleoninrags

Here is one more choice for handle bar bags, the...

Here is one more choice for handle bar bags, the excellent Arkel (http://www.arkel.ca/ca_e/all-categories/handlebar-bag.html)bags. Comes in small and large sizes, lifetime warranty. I have the small...
Forum: Touring
01-29-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By napoleoninrags

Hopefully the cancellation of the passenger ferry...

Hopefully the cancellation of the passenger ferry is a temporary thing and would be resumed in the near future. They've cancelled it for a short time for repairs and such before. As for the train to...
Forum: Touring
01-19-11, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,442
Posted By napoleoninrags

A gripping read

Hey CR

I got a copy of your e-book via a *coughtorrentcough* site. I read in in its .pdf form on a computer screen in two sittings, reading late into the night till 3:00AM on weeknights. It is a...
Forum: Touring
01-18-11, 11:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,271
Posted By napoleoninrags

Here is a trip budgeting tool...

Here is a trip budgeting tool (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=RrzKj&doc_id=8128&v=h#177467) created in MS Excel that someone posted at CGOAB.

HTH
11-29-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By napoleoninrags

MyTourbook: a great GPS data visualization application for Linux

After searching high and low to find a Linux application to extract and display data from my Edge 705, I stumbled upon a spectacular application: MyTourbook...
Forum: Touring
09-28-10, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By napoleoninrags

I am just looking to see if it is possible to get...

I am just looking to see if it is possible to get to Southern California before getting dispirited by the daily rain and wind. Not particularly concerned about enjoying the scenery, as this section...
Forum: Touring
09-19-10, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By napoleoninrags

Wow, that doesnt sound too good. I was hoping...

Wow, that doesnt sound too good. I was hoping that by Big Sur it would be just mostly foggy and cold. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Touring
09-19-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By napoleoninrags

Has anyone toured the coast in the winter, say,...

Has anyone toured the coast in the winter, say, January?
Replies: 21
Views: 2,639
Posted By napoleoninrags

I love my FSA Wing Pro Compact bars. -...

I love my FSA Wing Pro Compact bars.

- Shallow drops
- Ergonomic top bar position by having a wider surface area

Only drawback is that your available accessory mounting space is limited on the...
Forum: Touring
09-17-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By napoleoninrags

By that I mean the most popular route. It is no...

By that I mean the most popular route. It is no riding the spine (http://ridingthespine.com/) of the Americas.
Forum: Touring
09-17-10, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By napoleoninrags

I was thinking of the plain vanilla west coast...

I was thinking of the plain vanilla west coast route down to Ushuaia. Some what similar to the route these folks (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=RrzKj&doc_id=4060&v=9z) took.

Sorry...
Forum: Touring
09-16-10, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By napoleoninrags

Welcome to BikeForums! Congrats on finishing the...

Welcome to BikeForums! Congrats on finishing the trip; you are like a modern day Magellan :)

I am using your blog to plan my own little tour.
Replies: 50
Views: 13,212
Posted By napoleoninrags

Hey, that's good info, since my size is 130mm....

Hey, that's good info, since my size is 130mm. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
09-15-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By napoleoninrags

Looks like you could take Ruta 3 all the way from...

Looks like you could take Ruta 3 all the way from BA to Ushuaia. Have you looked at Jeff Kruys' (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/pic/?o=RrzKj&pic_id=739399&v=P&size=large) journal? He rode...
Replies: 50
Views: 13,212
Posted By napoleoninrags

Perhaps I ended with the 'summer help', who...

Perhaps I ended with the 'summer help', who appeared to be inexperienced in using the device. On a related note, I purchased a Selle SMP Pro saddle recently that I plan to put on my touring bike to...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By napoleoninrags

I had the same experience as the OP when trying...

I had the same experience as the OP when trying out the Selle Anatomica early last year. I really wanted to have that saddle, but not at the cost of.. y'know..

So you are not alone in this!
Replies: 50
Views: 13,212
Posted By napoleoninrags

Chandltp: Based on your description, it seems to...

Chandltp: Based on your description, it seems to me that the saddle that might fit you would:

1. be firm, i.e, no gel
2. has an ergonomic cut-out like the Specialized ones
3. has a narrow nose...
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