Search: Posts Made By: Jude
Showing results 1 to 50 of 598
Search took 0.26 seconds.
Forum: Touring
12-11-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By Jude

As many as you can. It's too bad bad you won't...

As many as you can. It's too bad bad you won't have much of a chance to ride it on singletrack, but take whatever chances you can to do practice tours and see how it handles when loaded different...
Forum: Touring
12-10-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Jude

I'm hoping to leave cross-country in July or...

I'm hoping to leave cross-country in July or August, otherwise I'd try to ride part of it with you...
Forum: Touring
11-07-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,668
Posted By Jude

I was just thinking in the sense that it's a...

I was just thinking in the sense that it's a straight road that you'd mainly ride without leaving it - i.e., riding the whole thing is in many ways analogous to riding on a bike path - you just...
Forum: Touring
11-06-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,668
Posted By Jude

Depends how scenic the path is. My local...

Depends how scenic the path is.

My local bike trail from Central Philadelphia to Valley Forge? It absolutely blows. Pancake flat, nothing to see besides scruffy, tree-of-heaven filled new forest,...
Forum: Touring
11-02-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By Jude

Anybody know what happened to touring blogger Cass Gilbert?

I'm an avid reader of the blog http://whileoutriding.com/, which documents Cass Gilbert's rambling off-road bike travels through the Americas. Great adventures, descriptive writing and fantastic...
Forum: Touring
10-14-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,326
Posted By Jude

One of them has Avid BB7 disc brakes, the other...

One of them has Avid BB7 disc brakes, the other doesn't.

Disc Trucker: 1, 520: 0
Forum: Touring
10-11-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jude

4-6 liters might be a bit much, but 3-4 is pretty...

4-6 liters might be a bit much, but 3-4 is pretty doable. The Troll frame allows enough space for a water bladder plus some other stuff (e.g. some food), although yours is smaller than mine (I have...
Forum: Touring
10-09-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Jude

I do have a pair of Smartwool gloves which are...

I do have a pair of Smartwool gloves which are fine for some situations (like the weather we're having now - raining and in the low 50s) but maybe adding another layer of insulation is still a good...
Forum: Touring
10-08-12, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By Jude

Cycling gloves and pants, your experiences?

I'm unfortunately not going to be going on any lengthy tours in the immediate future, but on the plus side that allows me to slowly accumulate needed equipment and make purchases carefully rather...
10-01-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,650
Posted By Jude

Brakes for a Raleigh Twenty (70s folding bike)

I just picked up one of these from Craigslist to use for commuting around town and that sort of thing, and possible day trips to other cities. It's a cool little bike, but currently it needs some...
Forum: Touring
09-21-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By Jude

Don't know yet as I don't have my frame bag yet,...

Don't know yet as I don't have my frame bag yet, but AFAIK pretty much everyone keeps food and water (i.e. heavy stuff) in their frame packs, including on rough terrain. In a rackless setup, that's...
Forum: Touring
09-21-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By Jude

A full frame pack gives you enough space for far...

A full frame pack gives you enough space for far more than the amount of water bottles you'd be missing, using a water bladder.

It does eliminate the spot for a water bottle, but I use a water...
Forum: Touring
09-21-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,994
Posted By Jude

I'm currently waiting on a frame pack made by...

I'm currently waiting on a frame pack made by Greg Wheelwright who goes by the name 12wheels on bikepacking.net forums. It's part of my attempt to minimize my gear enough that for all but the longest...
Forum: Touring
09-19-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Jude

The East Coast kind of sucks. Source: Living...

The East Coast kind of sucks. Source: Living there my entire life.

Now, the mountains out here are a different story - totally beautiful. If you piece together a route along the Appalachians,...
Forum: Touring
09-15-12, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,341
Posted By Jude

Check out a Surly Disc Trucker - Long Haul...

Check out a Surly Disc Trucker - Long Haul Trucker with disc brakes. Discs will revolutionize your world.
Forum: Touring
09-12-12, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Jude

My thoughts: I'm at sort of a similar situation...

My thoughts: I'm at sort of a similar situation to yours job-wise, and man, if I could take off on a bike trip right now, I would. I just don't have the kind of savings you do. That alone will take...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,016
Posted By Jude

Just found your thread by searching since I'm...

Just found your thread by searching since I'm looking at a Greenzone bike on craigslist right now. Basically, the $300 model from Greenzone (currently on sale for 200 by the way) is made of pretty...
Forum: Touring
09-09-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By Jude

I'm pretty sure he's looking at complete bike...

I'm pretty sure he's looking at complete bike weights. Which if he's building the bike up himself, are totally irrelevant. Not sure if he is though.
Forum: Touring
09-09-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Jude

This is also true. In my case though, proper fit...

This is also true. In my case though, proper fit improved things, but Ergon grips took care of the remaining problems (hand numbness).

They should work with grip shifts, although you might have to...
Forum: Touring
09-09-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Jude

Yeah, Ergon grips are the way to go. Sure they...

Yeah, Ergon grips are the way to go. Sure they take a bit of tweaking until you get them in exactly the right position, but they're amazing. I don't like riding with gloves on them; the grips...
Forum: Touring
09-05-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,220
Posted By Jude

For the record, I'd say there's a lot more reason...

For the record, I'd say there's a lot more reason to want light weight than just speed.
Forum: Touring
09-05-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,220
Posted By Jude

You're probably right about "all or nothing"...

You're probably right about "all or nothing" frame damage. If aluminum is lighter may as well go for it, although I'm not 100% sure it (necessarily) is
Forum: Touring
09-05-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,220
Posted By Jude

I think it's advertised as taking up to 2.7" inch...

I think it's advertised as taking up to 2.7" inch tires, actually!

I think one of the reasons everyone likes Surly bikes is the type of steel they're made from. Its advantages are supposed to be...
Forum: Touring
09-05-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,220
Posted By Jude

About the hammock thing, your idea of using it as...

About the hammock thing, your idea of using it as a bug bivy with a tarp over it is not bad. If you have a foam mat you can just put it on the ground, rig up the hammock's bug-net suspension to your...
Forum: Touring
09-04-12, 07:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,220
Posted By Jude

I'm suspicious of your LBS, they must be either...

I'm suspicious of your LBS, they must be either 29er zealots or else not know what they're talking about...there are relative advantages of 26ers and 29ers, but I don't know of a whole lot of places...
Forum: Touring
09-02-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,864
Posted By Jude

My universal prescription: Ergon grips. I don't...

My universal prescription: Ergon grips. I don't know if those will work with the handlebars you have though...but they were like magic for me and have done the same for many others.
Forum: Touring
09-02-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,373
Posted By Jude

I have no idea. I'm into the idea of lightweight...

I have no idea. I'm into the idea of lightweight (maybe not properly ultralight) touring, and also hammocks, and I like to enthusiastically recommend those things to anybody who'll listen, both...
Forum: Touring
09-01-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,373
Posted By Jude

Wait, so you camped out and cooked using only the...

Wait, so you camped out and cooked using only the things contained the bags in that picture?!
Forum: Touring
09-01-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,366
Posted By Jude

Here's my bike loaded up last winter for a...

Here's my bike loaded up last winter for a camping trip...my setup has some a long way since then!...
Forum: Touring
08-31-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,373
Posted By Jude

Extra gear to make you comfortable? I dunno, my...

Extra gear to make you comfortable? I dunno, my hammock with bug net is about 20 oz, my tarp is under 12oz including lines/stakes, and then I have a quilt/sleeping bag and a sleeping mat, same as I'd...
Forum: Touring
08-29-12, 09:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,935
Posted By Jude

Most important things - comfortable saddle and...

Most important things - comfortable saddle and comfortable grips (I recommend Ergon grips). Then just be conservative with the amount of gear you take so you don't bring more than can fit in two...
Forum: Touring
08-29-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,807
Posted By Jude

Also - this guy knows what he's talking about....

Also - this guy knows what he's talking about. When buying equipment, keep his advice in mind. I've drastically reduced the weight of my camping setup by paying attention to ounces here and there,...
Forum: Touring
08-29-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,807
Posted By Jude

1. Less weight is nice, but if money's an issue,...

1. Less weight is nice, but if money's an issue, you're WAY better off just building up your strength so you can handle it. The best investment to make here may be in your gears, though. Smaller/a...
Forum: Touring
08-12-12, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,691
Posted By Jude

Meh, I still don't buy that this is really a...

Meh, I still don't buy that this is really a problem - provided you plan your gear list carefully and are aware of what you're packing. The issue is really more about people who are inexperienced...
Forum: Touring
08-12-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By Jude

Bike route from Washington, DC to Harrisonburg, VA

I'm in need of some routing advice! I'm considering cycling from Philadelphia to Harrisonburg, VA for a wedding in early October this year, and assuming I determine that the ride is doable in the...
Forum: Touring
08-12-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By Jude

Do you want to have the ability to go mountain...

Do you want to have the ability to go mountain biking without owning an extra bike? If so, then Ogre. If you know you're never going to want to go onto any terrain nastier than gravel roads, then...
Forum: Touring
08-11-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,691
Posted By Jude

I like having extra capacity to carry more food...

I like having extra capacity to carry more food and water just in case. The whole argument of "don't have bigger panniers, because you'll just end up packing more" is nonsense, because if you take...
Forum: Touring
08-09-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,864
Posted By Jude

For those using flat bars - Ergon Grips (I have...

For those using flat bars - Ergon Grips (I have GR2's) did it for me.
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,439
Posted By Jude

This guy knows what's up. My brief time in the...

This guy knows what's up. My brief time in the Cascades tells the same story.
Forum: Touring
08-08-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,439
Posted By Jude

Nothing wrong with stealth. Even if there's...

Nothing wrong with stealth. Even if there's nothing illicit or sneaky about the campsite, plenty of people don't like the idea of being discovered or disturbed in the middle of the night.
Forum: Touring
08-07-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,321
Posted By Jude

wait, really? My experience and that of everyone...

wait, really? My experience and that of everyone else I've ever read is that one major advantage of discs is they work just as well in the wet while rim brakes are getting iffy.
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,321
Posted By Jude

Last fall I bought a Surly Troll with disc...

Last fall I bought a Surly Troll with disc brakes; my previous bikes were all 80s road bikes with caliper brakes. I'm never going back to rim brakes. Discs work better overall, especially in...
Forum: Touring
07-24-12, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By Jude

The insatiable urge to wander and explore new,...

The insatiable urge to wander and explore new, exotic and beautiful places.
Forum: Touring
07-21-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jude

No real downside of hammocks other than that you...

No real downside of hammocks other than that you can't spread them out. Yeah, you can't use them everywhere, but that's not really a minus, that's just something that never causes you a problem...
Forum: Touring
07-18-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By Jude

I have a Troll (26er version of the Ogre) and the...

I have a Troll (26er version of the Ogre) and the rear dropouts are a PITA, but it's not that huge of a deal. It's just something to get adjusted to.

Still, if I were getting a 29er, I'm not sure...
Forum: Touring
07-18-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,209
Posted By Jude

I have a Troll and I love it. Very versatile. The...

I have a Troll and I love it. Very versatile. The stock building is fully capable of touring, mountain biking, or commuting without any changes, although I made some - I replaced the Open Bar with a...
Forum: Touring
07-07-12, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Jude

There are definitely more versatile bikes...

There are definitely more versatile bikes including, like they said, custom.

In its price range though? I doubt it.

(Source: I ride one and it's awesome)

Of course, versatility is always a...
Forum: Touring
07-06-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By Jude

Yeah, most Surlys make awesome touring bikes. An...

Yeah, most Surlys make awesome touring bikes. An LHT is the best for hauling cargo of course, but if you've already got one, ride it as is. You have the additional benefit of being able to go...
Forum: Touring
07-06-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,709
Posted By Jude

I had the Nelson Long Flap and loved it, but it's...

I had the Nelson Long Flap and loved it, but it's not suitable for mountain bike touring or off-road riding - the stability is only enough for staying on-road. So I sold it off and at some point I...
Forum: Touring
07-05-12, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By Jude

Why not just get some slick tires and tour with...

Why not just get some slick tires and tour with the KM? I forget if you can put racks on there, but if not, just pick up a trailer and you're good to go.

Edit: Or can the KM not be geared??
Showing results 1 to 50 of 598
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.