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Forum: Touring
06-29-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,844
Posted By kpfeif

I have come to really like the WTB Deva's that...

I have come to really like the WTB Deva's that Performance sells for $44.99. They are very slightly wider than the two WTBs you've tried, and also a little flatter across the top and a little...
Forum: Touring
06-19-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By kpfeif

Bumping this thread one last time in case anyone...

Bumping this thread one last time in case anyone else is interested in a low-cost carbon/alu 'cross/touring fork. PM me for the tech drawings if you want those too.
Forum: Touring
05-20-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By kpfeif

Not a bad idea. An $80 carbon fork is certainly a...

Not a bad idea. An $80 carbon fork is certainly a low-cost way to try this out.
Forum: Touring
05-15-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By kpfeif

Interesting. Thanks for the link!

Interesting. Thanks for the link!
Forum: Touring
05-14-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By kpfeif

Haha. I guess the old "YOU CAN TOUR ON ANYTHING"...

Haha. I guess the old "YOU CAN TOUR ON ANYTHING" ethos has its limits. Pray for me, forum.
Forum: Touring
05-12-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By kpfeif

I'm happy to send the blueprints out to anyone...

I'm happy to send the blueprints out to anyone who wants the exact specifications. Mid-fork bosses are 176.6mm north of the dropout.

Axle to crown is 405mm. That's pretty typical for a 700c...
Forum: Touring
05-12-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By kpfeif

Update from the supplier: the clearance at the...

Update from the supplier: the clearance at the crown is 50mm. Should do 40mm tires with tons of room to spare.
05-12-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By kpfeif

just heard back from the supplier. The clearance...

just heard back from the supplier. The clearance under the crown is 50mm, so they'll run 40mm tires with tons of space to spare.
Forum: Touring
05-11-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By kpfeif

Their spec is 50mm offset. For my 73 degree head...

Their spec is 50mm offset. For my 73 degree head tube and 40mm tires, that should give me 58mm trail, which should be fine.
Forum: Touring
05-11-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,283
Posted By kpfeif

Group order? Carbon cross forks with eyelets

Cross posted in Gravel/cross.

Hey everyone, I've been looking for a carbon fork to replace the anchor on my steel touring/cross bike. I found this:

Carbon Fork Trekking Cyclocross,TR-FK020CF,...
05-11-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By kpfeif

Group order? Carbon cross forks with eyelets

Hey everyone, I've been looking for a carbon fork to replace the anchor on my steel touring/cross bike. I found this:

Carbon Fork Trekking Cyclocross,TR-FK020CF, View Carbon Fork Trekking...
Forum: Touring
05-11-15, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,767
Posted By kpfeif

I used a cardboard box for a few US trips and a...

I used a cardboard box for a few US trips and a trip to Europe last year. It was OK, but I eventually abandoned it because airlines won't take any responsibility for stuff in cardboard boxes that...
Forum: Touring
05-09-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,888
Posted By kpfeif

I think it's a little nonintuitive. Here's the...

I think it's a little nonintuitive. Here's the explanation from Jobst: Wheel stresses (Jobst Brandt) (http://yarchive.net/bike/wheel_stresses.html)

Another way to think of it is to draw the wheel....
Forum: Touring
05-09-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,376
Posted By kpfeif

That's gorgeous. Have fun building!

That's gorgeous. Have fun building!
Forum: Touring
05-09-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,888
Posted By kpfeif

DB spokes result in stronger wheels because the...

DB spokes result in stronger wheels because the typical failure mode of a bike wheel is either spokes breaking at the bend, or rims cracking at the nipples. DB spokes do stretch more than straight...
Forum: Touring
04-27-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,888
Posted By kpfeif

I just built up a set of disc wheels for my...

I just built up a set of disc wheels for my touring bike with Velocity A23 OCs. I think they're nice because both front and rear can be built with almost no dish. That actually makes it more...
Forum: Touring
03-25-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,491
Posted By kpfeif

Genius of marketing. I do think Grant has helped...

Genius of marketing. I do think Grant has helped push the availability of high volume tires and classy steel racks, so more power to him. I'd do something else with my several grand though.
Forum: Touring
03-25-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By kpfeif

Yes, short arm cantis with long pull levers would...

Yes, short arm cantis with long pull levers would give you less mechanical advantage. In my experience, short arm cantis with road levers have plenty of stopping power but are lacking in pad...
Forum: Touring
03-23-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By kpfeif

Has anyone tried using mini v's with long-pull...

Has anyone tried using mini v's with long-pull levers? Seems like you could get tons of pad clearance, and in my experience the mini v's have leverage to spare.

I have a pair of long reach levers...
Forum: Touring
03-21-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By kpfeif

I don't know about water but here's a song about...

I don't know about water but here's a song about Ely, NV. Good luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2uXy7KPE1o
Forum: Touring
03-19-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,453
Posted By kpfeif

If you're already using bar-end or non-integrated...

If you're already using bar-end or non-integrated shifters, and you want to use the linear pull (v) brakes, I'd recommend going to the long-pull cane creek levers. They work great with v-brakes, and...
Forum: Touring
03-16-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By kpfeif

A couple of big patches of Tegaderm are...

A couple of big patches of Tegaderm are indispensable. It's basically stick-on replacement skin. Classic use is to cover up road rash, which it's fabulous for. I've also used it to treat saddle...
Forum: Touring
03-09-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By kpfeif

If you want a light bike, put light wheels on it....

If you want a light bike, put light wheels on it. If you want a heavy bike, leave the heavy wheels on it.
03-06-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By kpfeif

Hey, have you finished the wheel? I have been...

Hey, have you finished the wheel? I have been toying with the idea of setting up my cross/touring bike the same way - disc up front and keep the mini v in back, with an A23 offset rim. What spoke...
Forum: Touring
03-05-15, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,546
Posted By kpfeif

Hollowtech II also allows you to remove the crank...

Hollowtech II also allows you to remove the crank arms with just a 5mm allen. Try removing a square taper crank arm without your crank puller and a fat wrench.

I don't know who I'm convincing,...
Forum: Touring
03-05-15, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,546
Posted By kpfeif

Why the square taper fetish? Outboard bearings...

Why the square taper fetish? Outboard bearings are stiffer, reliable, cheap, and easier to find in most shops in this country than a square taper. You'll save half a pound of weight trading that sora...
Forum: Touring
03-03-15, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,305
Posted By kpfeif

my goodness. my steel touring bike comes in under...

my goodness. my steel touring bike comes in under 24 pounds, and i'm six feet tall.

that sora crank is an anchor though. you could save half a pound easily by trading that in.
Forum: Touring
03-02-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,305
Posted By kpfeif

Damn, 28# is heavy. Likely heaviest contributors...

Damn, 28# is heavy. Likely heaviest contributors are frame, fork, and wheelset. You could probably save a couple pounds replacing the wheels and fork; the Raleigh has anchors for both. If you really...
Forum: Touring
02-13-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By kpfeif

I did something similar, but shorter, last...

I did something similar, but shorter, last summer. One thing we did was take the train from Tirano to St. Moritz in Switzerland, to save a couple thousand meters of climbing. There's a narrow gauge...
Forum: Touring
02-05-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By kpfeif

I've found that Tegaderm on sores/chafing/bumps...

I've found that Tegaderm on sores/chafing/bumps making riding much more comfortable until it heals. It keeps it from chafing further and makes riding way more comfortable.
Forum: Touring
02-02-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By kpfeif

772 also has a redesigned cable clamp such that...

772 also has a redesigned cable clamp such that the cable only has to turn 60 degrees or so, vs the 180 degree loop that traditional clamps use.
Forum: Touring
01-21-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,884
Posted By kpfeif

What tent do you use? I have a 3# sierra designs...

What tent do you use? I have a 3# sierra designs 1 person tent and I am thinking about upgrading.
Forum: Touring
01-12-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By kpfeif

Beautiful! I have the same bike and I love it.

Beautiful! I have the same bike and I love it.
Forum: Touring
01-08-15, 11:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,540
Posted By kpfeif

I have the 545's and I don't like them. My...

I have the 545's and I don't like them. My girlfriend has the A530s and she thinks they're the best.
Forum: Touring
12-29-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,215
Posted By kpfeif

I have a breakaway style bike. I packed it in a...

I have a breakaway style bike. I packed it in a cardboard wheel box (26x26x10) for a couple of trips this summer, and switched to a chloroplast box. The chance of cardboard breaking down on the...
Forum: Touring
10-05-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,893
Posted By kpfeif

I built a box for my breakaway-style bike out of...

I built a box for my breakaway-style bike out of coloplast. I haven't traveled with it yet but it's easily as sturdy as double corrugated paper boxes that I've used. It's easy to cut, tapes together...
Forum: Touring
09-05-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By kpfeif

Beautiful build! However, I also have the 60 cm,...

Beautiful build! However, I also have the 60 cm, and I have packed it for two different trips in a 26x26x10 cardboard box. The first was a wheel box, and the second was constructed from a fullsize...
Forum: Touring
09-03-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,960
Posted By kpfeif

Get some security allen bolts if you're worried...

Get some security allen bolts if you're worried about someone taking apart your Breakaway frame parked at the grocery store. Packs securely in a 26x26x10 hard case and you won't ever have to worry...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,921
Posted By kpfeif

You know, in my PM I said that I thought 1750 was...

You know, in my PM I said that I thought 1750 was too much, but you're right that you won't find an American made touring bike for less. I take it back. If it's been sitting around for a while I bet...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,921
Posted By kpfeif

Where are you located? I have a 520 in the SF Bay...

Where are you located? I have a 520 in the SF Bay area that I'm thinking of getting rid of. PM me for info. It's about a 56 I think.
Forum: Touring
08-06-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By kpfeif

Sure they could, but they wouldn't get anything...

Sure they could, but they wouldn't get anything any more valuable than they'd get by just unscrewing the 3 bolts that hold your stem on and snipping the cables.

I'm more worried about someone...
Forum: Touring
07-30-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,181
Posted By kpfeif

I also think that bike looks too small for you....

I also think that bike looks too small for you. Get yourself to a doctor and then stop at a bike fitter on the way home. Nerve damage isn't anything to mess around with, and don't keep riding while...
Forum: Touring
07-30-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By kpfeif

Interesting bit about the brakes. I am glad to...

Interesting bit about the brakes. I am glad to have the canti studs.

Here is some info from Dahon circa 2007. The size nomenclature is a little different, but the measurements for the 58 match up...
Forum: Touring
07-28-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By kpfeif

Thanks for this. I've been using MapsWithMe,...

Thanks for this. I've been using MapsWithMe, which is nice at $5, but having topo information would be really nice. Also useful for backpacking, mtbing, and other offroad pursuits, I bet.
Forum: Touring
07-04-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By kpfeif

56.5 cm C-C measuring along the sloping TT. 58.5...

56.5 cm C-C measuring along the sloping TT. 58.5 C-C effective top tube.
Forum: Touring
07-02-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By kpfeif

Mine is with a friend right now, but I am pretty...

Mine is with a friend right now, but I am pretty sure I measured it at 58 cm C-C. I'll try to measure it again shortly.
Forum: Touring
06-30-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By kpfeif

Yes - I used the Ritchey quick disconnects on...

Yes - I used the Ritchey quick disconnects on both derailleurs and the rear brake, which makes that really easy. I don't know if it's mandatory, but it definitely makes it easier.

If you do...
Forum: Touring
06-27-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By kpfeif

I took mine to my parents' place in Wyoming this...

I took mine to my parents' place in Wyoming this past weekend. I have the 60 cm frame, and it did, with some protest, fit into a 26x26x10 cardboard wheel box. I also hadn't gotten around to cutting...
Forum: Touring
06-26-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,145
Posted By kpfeif

Bummer. I like the Arroyo Pedal sandals that I...

Bummer. I like the Arroyo Pedal sandals that I just bought.
Forum: Touring
06-26-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,076
Posted By kpfeif

I'm using XT V-brakes with long pull levers from...

I'm using XT V-brakes with long pull levers from Cane Creek. I love the extra stopping power that linear pull brakes give you. I've never tried the travel agents to use them with STIs but I'd like to...
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