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Forum: Touring
05-30-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By jbpence

i lived in Kunming last year for a while and rode...

i lived in Kunming last year for a while and rode from Dali to Deqin (on the tibet border). i used a garmin 705. The chinese maps work fine on it and they are great, but there is on issue and that is...
Forum: Touring
03-03-10, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,712
Posted By jbpence

i used king hubs on a tour in yunnan province...

i used king hubs on a tour in yunnan province china. worked great. i am 200 pounds, the load was about 65-70. THE DIRT ROADS roads were ROUGH TOUGH.
Forum: Touring
03-03-10, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By jbpence

see my link at...

see my link at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/jbpence

scroll to the bottom. i rode this last september after labor day. totally empty of tourists. not many campgrounds. gets very steep for short...
Forum: Touring
02-12-10, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By jbpence

see this link...

see
this link (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/jbpence)

and scroll to the bottom for a tour blog of a solo unsupported trip i took last year from Dail to Deqin (tibet border) in Yunnan Province. 3...
Forum: Touring
12-09-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By jbpence

+1 I Toured northern Yunnan province, China,...

+1

I Toured northern Yunnan province, China, the Southern Himalaya, some god awful lanes and yak tracks on 700c wheels with Shwalbe marathon 35mm tires. I did not have to face deep soft sand, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

Oh, believe me, the big egos do NOT get me down. ...

Oh, believe me, the big egos do NOT get me down. I worked at Microsoft before I retired. Talk about BIG EGOS

Neither, when someone goes out of their way to be intentionally offensive, will I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-09, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,979
Posted By jbpence

I used them on a recent build. Nice wheels.

I used them on a recent build. Nice wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

i am from Te***seh originally. In 2007 I lived...

i am from Te***seh originally. In 2007 I lived in AA again for a few months, and I rode those same roads on a Specialized Sworks Tricross frame. Thats how I met Mike at Aberdeen, riding around...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

thanks for the compliment. 17 pounds 0 oz. , with...

thanks for the compliment. 17 pounds 0 oz. , with pedals, without bottle cages. not too shabby. i tried to keepit light without going crazy. if i wanted ultralight, i would do carbon fiber frame. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

Oh, since you don't care to read my dispelling or...

Oh, since you don't care to read my dispelling or your misplaced concerns about my bike, I will herein the last sentence so you can get the gist.

"My sense is that you are trolling for conflict...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

yikes. i will turn that around. thanks for...

yikes. i will turn that around. thanks for noticing this and pointing it out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-09, 01:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

You misunderstand the reason I posted this. what...

You misunderstand the reason I posted this. what I am interested in doing in this thread is simply showing a bike I built. I don't give a hoot WHAT you would do. I love the bike, i am not looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-09, 12:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

yes, I bought my trek 50 touring rig (since sold)...

yes, I bought my trek 50 touring rig (since sold) from them in 2007, qnd they provided all the parts for a custom frame TI touring bike last january. and we are friends. And while there I bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-09, 12:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

mine was in a linskey box and it had labels on it...

mine was in a linskey box and it had labels on it that indicated lynskey shipped it to performance. so they still have them in stock, but are running out I was told
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

to you, that is. I like them, have the same fork...

to you, that is. I like them, have the same fork on three bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

delete this

delete this
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

bar angle - whaddever. you'd do it differently. I...

bar angle - whaddever. you'd do it differently. I don't.

price was, i think 400 or so. wholesale. I didn't weigh it. not as light as a carbon fork. lighter than steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

you use a scotchbright flap sander on an electric...

you use a scotchbright flap sander on an electric drill. touch up with scothbrite pads stuck to a 2 or 3 foot piece of duct tape, and buff like you are polishing your shoe. that said, I paid black...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

its from Black Sheep bikes. it rides like a...

its from Black Sheep bikes. it rides like a dream. plenty stable in cornering, yet compliant vertically.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/raventalk...

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/raventalking/scattante/moto_0018.jpg?t=1259178406

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/raventalking/scattante/moto_0027.jpg?t=1259178451
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,417
Posted By jbpence

Scattante (Linskey) Titanium Road Frame Build

Here are some photos from a recent build:

I am building this bike for climbing and high speed descents. I live in Taos, NM, whe have some LONG grades in the rockies. I wanted this built on the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By jbpence

it is, I took mine off easily. grab and pull, and...

it is, I took mine off easily. grab and pull, and remove remaining stickum
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By jbpence

+1. I think they look good, though. My TI forks...

+1. I think they look good, though. My TI forks ARE heavier. AND they were NOT inexpensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,641
Posted By jbpence

2 from Black Sheep Bikes in Fort Colllins...

2 from Black Sheep Bikes in Fort Colllins Colorado. One is a touring bike, one a compact frame road bike. both use his TI road fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By jbpence

< sigh> tired of the noodley comment WRT TI ...

< sigh> tired of the noodley comment WRT TI

any frame material can be designed to be noodley. likewise, TI can be used to build non noodley frames and forks.

I have three ti road forks from...
Forum: Touring
10-19-09, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By jbpence

If you tour 10,000 miles, it would be a shame to...

If you tour 10,000 miles, it would be a shame to skip third world countries so what I did when when I toured rural china is carry some spare parts:

a cheap spare rear der
extra spokes
a really...
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By jbpence

+++ Cipro saved my life in China. Maybe I am...

+++ Cipro saved my life in China. Maybe I am exaggerating only a little. I tried to get through it without the cipro and the poisoning proceeded so fast that I could see myself get sicker by the 15...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 06:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,974
Posted By jbpence

A TI bike can be pretty light. I think lighter...

A TI bike can be pretty light. I think lighter than a steel bike. I think my Custom TI road frame (3 pounds 2 ounces), with TI fork (both from Black Sheep Bikes) TI seatpost, full 07 campy record,...
10-13-09, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By jbpence

uhhhh, I don't mean to be contrary, but its even...

uhhhh, I don't mean to be contrary, but its even much better than that!

only the "tongue weight" of the trailer is born by the rear wheel axle. Most of the weight of the trailer and its load is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By jbpence

it all depends. the position of the saddle...

it all depends. the position of the saddle affects two things, reach and where the knee is relative to the pedal spindle. If your torso is too short for the bike, yet fit is correct for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By jbpence

what I do when a buyer wants to use a bank check...

what I do when a buyer wants to use a bank check - tell them I'll hold the 'item' for two weeks. My bank says that it takes that long to be sure the check is good. If they disappear, its a scam. I...
Forum: Touring
10-12-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,289
Posted By jbpence

++ i weigh 195, run 36 spoke salsa delgado...

++

i weigh 195, run 36 spoke salsa delgado cross rims on my tourer. They stayed true carrying 60 pounds on the cobblestone roads and of Yunnan Province China and yak trails in the southern...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-09, 02:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,956
Posted By jbpence

I have a toupe 143 on all my road bikes. have...

I have a toupe 143 on all my road bikes. have done centuries back to back on a weekend. clearly, one rider's heaven is another rider's hades. and so it goes
10-12-09, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By jbpence

another advantage is that for me anyway, dics are...

another advantage is that for me anyway, dics are way easier on the hands. I live in the rockies, grabbing a handful cantilever brake on my touring rig (especially while carrying a 50-60 pound load)...
Forum: Touring
10-11-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,943
Posted By jbpence

in 1500 miles of touring (900 of that in china -...

in 1500 miles of touring (900 of that in china - gnarly road conditions) using schwalbe marathon XR tires, i have not had one flat.

the end cap DID work off my road morph G one time, I had just...
Forum: Touring
10-11-09, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By jbpence

i loved my avid bb7's on my recent tour of Yunnan...

i loved my avid bb7's on my recent tour of Yunnan Province China..... LONG grades there. Unpredictable road conditions - animals, potholes, abrupt short sections of dirt road where landslides were so...
Forum: Touring
10-10-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By jbpence

get an extrawheel trailer. forget all others....

get an extrawheel trailer. forget all others. (donning flame proof suit)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-09, 05:20 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbpence

process was detailed by one of posts earlier in...

process was detailed by one of posts earlier in this thread. cannot be simpler. will post picts of the finished product, because I am having it done in Colorado. Its a 1 1/2 hour labor charge - don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 07:12 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbpence

that satin finish on mine will be gone on Friday...

that satin finish on mine will be gone on Friday - and going to a brush finish - I'll post picts soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,733
Posted By jbpence

i bought a bike, a custom build two years ago...

i bought a bike, a custom build two years ago from them, and they were great.... back then anyway
Forum: Touring
10-01-09, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By jbpence

I have tarptent rainbow- ...

I have tarptent rainbow-
http://www.tarptent.com/productsheets/RAINBOW.pdf

34 ounces including 6 stakes. uses treking poles, or bring 4 more very light stakes. I often just bring my trekking...
Forum: Touring
09-30-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,991
Posted By jbpence

chris kink ISO disc hubs - i have disc brakes on...

chris kink ISO disc hubs - i have disc brakes on my tourer
Forum: Touring
09-30-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,991
Posted By jbpence

in some of the places i tour, I'd have to, if i...

in some of the places i tour, I'd have to, if i had a failure. In some of the places I tour, I bring the odd assortment of parts so at least they are in the country, if not with me on the bike.
Forum: Touring
09-30-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,991
Posted By jbpence

i understand your point, however, I just never...

i understand your point, however, I just never take my eyes off my bike. ANY BIKE.

especially while touring. the OP is talking about a tour bike. who wants to get stranded in rural East Jabib?? ...
09-30-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,296
Posted By jbpence

++

++
09-30-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By jbpence

is it possible, just possible that the OP might...

is it possible, just possible that the OP might not have been able to do that?

I bought a frame online, which kind of dictated that I had to check it out AFTER I could actually see it in person
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 07:07 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,327
Posted By jbpence

ahh, using these wheels on my build! ...

ahh, using these wheels on my build!

https://williamscycling.3dcartstores.com/Wheel-System-30_p_8.html

pretty light, and pretty cheap.

parts are almost all here, will post more as I build it
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 06:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By jbpence

true - I love his frames and Blacksheep is...

true - I love his frames

and Blacksheep is making me one for this frame - he is also making me a TI fork. Have his TI road fork on the other two bikes.

he is a custom builder who will build...
Forum: Touring
09-30-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,991
Posted By jbpence

i use kings - the ISO disc hubs -- expensive....

i use kings - the ISO disc hubs -- expensive. worth it the extra cost? on a tourer probably not.

so what?
Forum: Touring
09-30-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,919
Posted By jbpence

in that rare event that headwinds are that much...

in that rare event that headwinds are that much worse because of the panniers on an extrawheel, I'll live with that given the significant other advantages of an extrawheel over the competition.

on...
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