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Forum: Framebuilders
01-03-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,896
Posted By MTBMaven

Thanks Scooper.

Thanks Scooper.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-03-17, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,896
Posted By MTBMaven

Frame geometry and design resources

Can folks recommend some good resources to learn more about frame geometry and design? Likely printed on dead trees (aka books), but on the interwebs is great too.

I've read some basic stuff on...
06-01-16, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By MTBMaven

Looks like this is a common enough problem others...

Looks like this is a common enough problem others have faced this before. It was new to me. Here are two links to threads with solutions to my problem.
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05-31-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By MTBMaven

Stem/Headset Cap Stuck

My stem/headset cap is stuck. By that I mean, I can spin, and spin, and spin the bolt but the cap never comes loose. I suppose the star nut is just spinning inside the steerer tube? Other than that...
05-07-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By MTBMaven

Holy long ETT on the Double Cross. 567 for the...

Holy long ETT on the Double Cross. 567 for the 54! The rest of the numbers look pretty nice.
05-06-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By MTBMaven

Unicorn Frame Advice Needed

I'll preface this post with the admission that I am looking for a bit of unicorn. I currently have a Rawland Drakkar but find it a bit overbuilt and heavy, plus too long (ETT and wheelbase) for my...
04-17-16, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By MTBMaven

Thank you Lesper. I was looking to ride on...

Thank you Lesper. I was looking to ride on Wednesday. Might ride dirt instead.
04-16-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By MTBMaven

Upper 39 and 2 conditions?

Has anyone ridden 39 from Crystal Lake to Islip in the last 2 or so weeks? Same for the 2 from Islip to Dawson? Is the road clear of snow enough to be rideable?
04-16-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,269
Posted By MTBMaven

Not sure if it's been covered here or not yet...

Not sure if it's been covered here or not yet but...

There is no response from the base after you fill out the new form. They only contact you if the there is an issue. I called the base and...
12-24-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,525
Posted By MTBMaven

Rear Child Seat Advice Needed

I'm a long time road, mountain, tourer, commuter cyclist. I would love to build up a cargo bike like the Yuba Mungo for around town cycling/transportation with my daughter, but before I go through...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,989
Posted By MTBMaven

Personally I'd like to see the Ortlieb Downtown...

Personally I'd like to see the Ortlieb Downtown bag attach to the top of a rack with the RackTime thingy. I have a hangup with the asymmetry of a single pannier and trunk bags dimension don't work...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By MTBMaven

Interesting I didn't know Tout Terrain had...

Interesting I didn't know Tout Terrain had something similar. Maybe same manufacturer. Maybe rebadged by Supernova, which wouldn't surprise me a their dynamos are made by Shutter Precision.

I'll...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By MTBMaven

Dynamo USB Devices

I'm finally building a dynamo set up after many years of toying with the idea. I've got a Shutter Precision hub and just received my Schmidt eDelux II light. Looking at the Supernova The Plug III...
06-01-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By MTBMaven

Stem Mount Shifters for 1 1/8" Steerer Tube

I want to mount friction shifters by my stem on a 1 1/8" fork. I tried the quill stem mount from IRD via Rivendell (http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/sh15.htm) but it will not mount to something as...
Replies: 17
Views: 4,008
Posted By MTBMaven

Thanks all. I think I will give bmike's velco or...

Thanks all. I think I will give bmike's velco or antimonysarah's twist ties a try.
Replies: 17
Views: 4,008
Posted By MTBMaven

Anything a little less permanent? I guess maybe...

Anything a little less permanent? I guess maybe a Velcro strap could work.
Replies: 17
Views: 4,008
Posted By MTBMaven

Hiking Headlamp on Helmet

Hi there folks. I'm looking for recommendations on how to attach a hiking style headlamp to me bike helmet. I have a Petzel headlamp already, just looking for a good way to attach to my helmet.
...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By MTBMaven

We drove 3/4 of the Ring Road and it was all...

We drove 3/4 of the Ring Road and it was all paved. I think ​the whole of the Ring Road is paved. We drove across the interior on a dirt road and saw bikers.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-13, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By MTBMaven

Ha ha thanks Andy. Great closing comment! :) I...

Ha ha thanks Andy. Great closing comment! :) I just didn't want to get into the whole back story of wanting to make the frame more off road/gravel/monstercross ready and my 3 bike limit, blah,...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-22-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By MTBMaven

Modifying Existing Steel Frame Questions

I need some help from the frame builders out there. I have a custom steel frame and would like to know if it is possible to replace the chain and seat stays on this bike. The intent is to 1)...
Replies: 136
Views: 44,035
Posted By MTBMaven

What about Rawlands? I've been spending a good...

What about Rawlands? I've been spending a good bit of time checking out Sean's stuff lately. $725 for frame and fork. Not sure if that equals cheap for you but the other criteria are met (i.e....
Forum: Touring
11-02-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,467
Posted By MTBMaven

I'll add some more additional recommendations: ...

I'll add some more additional recommendations:
On One Midge (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HBOOMI/on_one_midge_handlebar)
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I've used these for years and like them quite a bit but have stopped...
Forum: Touring
11-02-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By MTBMaven

I am a geographer by education, work for a...

I am a geographer by education, work for a mapping software company, and love technology. That said I prefer a paper map when touring. When traveling in the States Adventure Cycling Associate (ACA)...
Replies: 9
Views: 4,438
Posted By MTBMaven

My Acorn bag does not have a wooden dowel inside...

My Acorn bag does not have a wooden dowel inside (unlike the Carradice Nelson). I personally never use the little cords that connect to the drops. I use the four straps on the bottom to connect the...
Replies: 9
Views: 4,438
Posted By MTBMaven

+1 one for the Acorn Bag. I've got one of the...

+1 one for the Acorn Bag. I've got one of the early Boxy Rando Bags. Great product. I've used it on tours and it carries my clothes, blow dryer, deodorant, wallet, food, keys, towel on my...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,749
Posted By MTBMaven

Biking around or motoing around the Ring Road is...

Biking around or motoing around the Ring Road is definitely a bucket list item. I've been to Iceland twice and it is top of my list of favorite places I've visited (6 of 7 continents so far). My...
Forum: Touring
05-14-13, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,912
Posted By MTBMaven

The famous Mark Twain quote, which he didn't...

The famous Mark Twain quote, which he didn't actually say, came up repeatedly on our trip - The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. :)
Forum: Touring
05-12-13, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,912
Posted By MTBMaven

I too will be doing this tour in a few weeks; I'm...

I too will be doing this tour in a few weeks; I'm starting on 5/25. I will be following the ACA map as I did a few years ago. This time I will do the Ave of the Giants section and not the Lost...
Forum: Touring
04-24-13, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,332
Posted By MTBMaven

Sorry didn't read all the responses yet so I am...

Sorry didn't read all the responses yet so I am not sure if this has been posted yet. I read a great idea in the Tips and Tricks sticky to run a string inside your tent at night while you sleep. If...
Forum: Touring
04-16-13, 09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,674
Posted By MTBMaven

As someone else mentioned there is a Hertz rental...

As someone else mentioned there is a Hertz rental office at the Crescent City airport. You can rent a car there or seeing as it's an airport you can fly too.


I did the ACA route from Crescent...
Forum: Touring
04-13-13, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By MTBMaven

Baggy Short/Knicker Recommendations Needed

I'm pretty much a lycra kind of cyclist and have been for the past 5 or so years, road and mountain biking. My last two tours I've worn nothing but cycling jerseys and bibs. On our last tour a long...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By MTBMaven

I understand from my family in Texas that an...

I understand from my family in Texas that an armed society is a polite society. From that I think the only advice I can provide is to use your 2nd Amendment Right to a handlebar mounted 50 caliber...
Forum: Touring
03-04-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,435
Posted By MTBMaven

So I hear fSo I hear from a long time riding...

So I hear fSo I hear from a long time riding buddy he's running a 10 speed dynsys XT derailleur working with an Ultegra brifter on his Colnago.

Update:Ok I'll pipe down now,...
Forum: Touring
03-04-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,435
Posted By MTBMaven

Thank you Chris. I was thinking about the same...

Thank you Chris. I was thinking about the same questions earlier today.
Forum: Touring
03-02-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,435
Posted By MTBMaven

I'm in a similar situation as the OP. ...

I'm in a similar situation as the OP. Cyccommute, in an earlier post you said a 10 speed road shifter will work with 7,8,9 speed mountain rear derailleurs. Therefore couldn't the OP run the 10...
Forum: Touring
11-25-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,613
Posted By MTBMaven

Re cooking in a vestibule: I agree it is not idea...

Re cooking in a vestibule: I agree it is not idea and yes in bear country cooking near where you sleep is not a good idea. That said, in areas where there are no bears and it pissing rain and you...
Forum: Touring
11-25-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,613
Posted By MTBMaven

In my opinion these two tents are in totally...

In my opinion these two tents are in totally different leagues. Hilleberg is one of the more premium, boutique tent makers out there and their prices reflect that. The REI tent is much more of a...
Forum: Touring
11-23-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By MTBMaven

You might also consider riding from northern...

You might also consider riding from northern california to SF. Several of my riding buddies and I rode from the CA/OR boarder to SF over 9 days. It was an amazing trip. Follow the Adventure...
Replies: 10
Views: 3,979
Posted By MTBMaven

Luis, I carry the APC battery packs in a Bento...

Luis, I carry the APC battery packs in a Bento Box and run the USB cable from there to the light. I was able to charge the while it was running. I don't want to commit to the total run time (and I...
Replies: 10
Views: 9,213
Posted By MTBMaven

Selle AnAtomica Titanico X - Quick Review

Selle AnAtomica Titanico X

A quick review on some gear that has worked really well for me as a long distance cyclist. I purchased my first Selle AnAtomica early in 2008. I had about 70 miles on...
Replies: 10
Views: 3,979
Posted By MTBMaven

Light and Motion Urban 550 - Quick Review

I just picked up a new light I think might be of interest to the folks in this community, the Light and Motion Urban 550. Billed as a commuter light in the company's product line I found the light...
Replies: 19
Views: 24,682
Posted By MTBMaven

I have a Titanico (maybe X not sure) and a...

I have a Titanico (maybe X not sure) and a butchered B-17 (cut down sides). I love my B-17 but love my Selle AnAtomica even more. To me this is the only all day leather saddle. I am actually...
Replies: 26
Views: 4,538
Posted By MTBMaven

If you want to go even more avant garde bars look...

If you want to go even more avant garde bars look at the On One Midge (http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/HBOOMI/on_one_midge_handlebar).

I have been using these bars for years and love them. Lots of...
Replies: 1,027
Views: 556,270
Posted By MTBMaven

Good luck out there Andrey. You should be...

Good luck out there Andrey. You should be starting soon!
08-18-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By MTBMaven

The basic design right now looks something like...

The basic design right now looks something like this. Bottle size is approximate right now.

http://i52.tinypic.com/dwcj9t.gif

Note on signature: I actually didn't think of this while riding my...
08-18-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By MTBMaven

More tube like. Think something like a sunscreen...

More tube like. Think something like a sunscreen container but the top is a small container the size of a scoop.
08-18-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By MTBMaven

That's a good point to note. I would envision...

That's a good point to note. I would envision this as something that fits in a jersey pocket. I wouldn't give up a bottle cage either.

Good feedback so far. Thanks!
Replies: 1,027
Views: 556,270
Posted By MTBMaven

WOW! That blows my mind. Very cool. The...

WOW! That blows my mind. Very cool.

The Fargo you say. I got Salsa Vaya for mixed surface touring with more emphasis on road than dirt. I did a 6 day loaded tour with the Vaya on very mixed...
08-17-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By MTBMaven

Nutrition Canteen - Carrying Nutrition on Long Rides

I am working on a design idea for a bottle like container for carrying powder nutrition (think Hammer Heed or Sustained Energy, etc.), which is able to dispense the powder one serving size or scoop...
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By MTBMaven

Wow that is one heck of a century you are trying...

Wow that is one heck of a century you are trying to tackle. There are not a lot of opportunities for water and even less for food. Unless you are pretty self sufficient you might want to consider a...
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