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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 128,230
Posted By Thasiet

Titanium can crack when it's welded incompetently...

Titanium can crack when it's welded incompetently (i.e, by an "artisan"). Aluminum weathers fatigue better than people fear; just look at all the B-52s and KC-135s still flying 60 years after their...
Forum: Touring
12-03-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Thasiet

Mustangs, Alvord Desert. ...

Mustangs, Alvord Desert.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6446836297_0e733ec3cc_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
11-29-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Thasiet

Kinda torn here. I really loved Kelly Takeoffs...

Kinda torn here. I really loved Kelly Takeoffs for thousands of miles and wish I could find another pair (or find the motivation to just author my own replacement with my list of three critical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,167
Posted By Thasiet

Ask the dude at ANT Bikes what he does. ...

Ask the dude at ANT Bikes what he does.

http://antbikemike.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/david-p-054.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-20-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,818
Posted By Thasiet

I still run the Bell Laps on my go fast cross...

I still run the Bell Laps on my go fast cross bike, which is versatile enough that I felt like the new touring bike should be optimized more for rough stuff/hauling when the previous one was my do...
Forum: Touring
06-20-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Thasiet

I know a bike shop owner who rolls on a Rohloff...

I know a bike shop owner who rolls on a Rohloff Karate Monkey with Big Apples which is a veeery nice ride. I think he runs discs but if you want to go with racks v brakes are better anyway. ...
Forum: Touring
06-19-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,818
Posted By Thasiet

I like moustaches for my fixie; they give great...

I like moustaches for my fixie; they give great torque for climbing and a decent aero in the front part. For me, however, they get uncomfortable after a few hours, which is at least part of the...
Forum: Touring
06-16-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,246
Posted By Thasiet

QBP really doesn't seem to know how to build a...

QBP really doesn't seem to know how to build a rack. The Surly racks seem more about presenting a superficial image of loaded for bear, kitchen sink touring than to actually be practical for this...
Forum: Touring
06-14-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Thasiet

I too had decent luck with MKS sylvan tourings...

I too had decent luck with MKS sylvan tourings and power grips...

But these days I'm running BMX plats naked while I contemplate adding a set of hold fasts.
05-11-11, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Thasiet

It isn't ...

It isn't

http://www.picazilla.co.cc/data/Country/bmx-grind.jpg
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Thasiet

I really liked the Tektro drop v rl520 levers...

I really liked the Tektro drop v rl520 levers you're clearly describing. My only bike now has the newest generation 5700 STI which I do not like nearly so much. The flat hoods of the new STI is...
04-12-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,878
Posted By Thasiet

My thoughts are that while peak oil theory is...

My thoughts are that while peak oil theory is already a wallowing grounds of the emotionally challenged, adding small-change rescue fantasies to the mix certainly does up the ante. This makes me...
Forum: Touring
04-07-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By Thasiet

You packing up in a cardboard box or a case? A...

You packing up in a cardboard box or a case? A case seems like a hassle if you're not going out the way you came in, not to mention contrary to your UL ethos here, but a box doesn't seem like it...
Forum: Touring
04-03-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By Thasiet

You can very possibly get away without a coldset...

You can very possibly get away without a coldset just keep in mind that the fatigue life of metal under stress is less than without. Hence the very important task of stress-relieving of spokes when...
Replies: 21
Views: 3,641
Posted By Thasiet

Vitus 979 doesn't count that was before aluminum...

Vitus 979 doesn't count that was before aluminum went oversized. That bike is famously far more compliant than steel.

I'm currently commuting on my new steed, a Specialized Tricross Elite which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By Thasiet

Why are the seatstay tangs for that rear rack...

Why are the seatstay tangs for that rear rack made of flat steel? Using plate steel is a reasonable enough compromise for cheaper full-size bike racks when they're only a few inches long, and...
02-05-11, 11:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,667
Posted By Thasiet

Yeah everything is in. I went all spendy and...

Yeah everything is in. I went all spendy and stuff and bought a set of TRP CX-9s, thinking maybe I spend a little more money upfront and get something that really works. The fscking pivots are...
01-17-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,667
Posted By Thasiet

Well I ordered a complete 5700 groupset so things...

Well I ordered a complete 5700 groupset so things are moving here. Turns out a local bike shop has a Co-Motion Americano set up with Ultegra 6700 STI and Single Digit V brakes. No Travel Agents. ...
01-14-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,667
Posted By Thasiet

I'd guess 5600 since it looks like that was what...

I'd guess 5600 since it looks like that was what was standard on the comp.

And to my broader question, it look like maybe there isn't a knowledge pool about this combination yet.

M_S, I would...
01-14-11, 12:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,667
Posted By Thasiet

V Brakes with new generation STI levers?

I know the newest 105-DA STI levers pull more cable and only 'work' with same generation calipers. I am interested to learn how well these levers work with V-brakes. Not with mini-v brakes, not...
Forum: Touring
05-13-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,565
Posted By Thasiet

It's a Performance saddle mount. Go figure, it...

It's a Performance saddle mount. Go figure, it wouldn't fit on the saddle.
Forum: Touring
05-12-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,565
Posted By Thasiet

I win. Someone lock the thread.

I win. Someone lock the thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-10, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Thasiet

That German bar was just reviewed on the touring...

That German bar was just reviewed on the touring forum. Looks interesting.

This may also work for you:
http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Bicycle-Drop-Ends-Black/dp/B0013G6PB8
Forum: Touring
04-07-10, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,514
Posted By Thasiet

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?319243-Ne...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?319243-New-Old-High-Sierra-touring-bike&highlight=schwinn+sierra
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Thasiet

Salsa Bell-lap 46cm

Salsa Bell-lap 46cm
03-22-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,517
Posted By Thasiet

There are just a lot of little parts that you...

There are just a lot of little parts that you need to make sure are lubricated. Even though the plural of anecdote isn't fact, Al1943's dura aces going nine years strong on only WD-40 certainly do...
03-22-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,517
Posted By Thasiet

Hillrider, the source of replacement parts is...

Hillrider, the source of replacement parts is ebay, craigslist, and secondhand bike shops. I have a bag of about twenty STI levers that are each missing too many pieces to be completable, but still...
03-22-10, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,517
Posted By Thasiet

dayam you even undid the circlip on the paddle...

dayam you even undid the circlip on the paddle lever pawl. now that is one thing I just flush out with triflo!
03-22-10, 12:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,517
Posted By Thasiet

Great guide there Kimmo. Read your kvetching...

Great guide there Kimmo. Read your kvetching afterwards; guess you can't expect much gratitude from the flat earthers round these parts. As the science journalist Monbiot somewhat awkwardly...
03-21-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,517
Posted By Thasiet

Every bit of this is bunk. First generation 7...

Every bit of this is bunk. First generation 7 and 8 speed STI levers from RSX-Dura Ace groupsets are eminently rebuildable. I know because I do, even preemptively discounted as I am by the...
Forum: Touring
03-10-10, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Thasiet

Yeah, if you don't know whether your freehub is...

Yeah, if you don't know whether your freehub is steel or aluminum, it's definitely steel.
Forum: Touring
03-09-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Thasiet

Harris does custom ones but they're spendy...

Harris does custom ones but they're spendy $125USD for a go:
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html
Forum: Touring
03-09-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,742
Posted By Thasiet

Bicycle touring isn't bloodsport, you idiot. ...

Bicycle touring isn't bloodsport, you idiot. Except for all the America h8rs and people who expect others to pay for their vacations through product sponsorships...
Forum: Touring
03-08-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,742
Posted By Thasiet

Yeah. Bicycle touring is bloodsport. We hate...

Yeah. Bicycle touring is bloodsport. We hate those @$$|-|0|_3Z over at crazyguy.
Forum: Touring
03-07-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,742
Posted By Thasiet

I have the Lost Ranger and the insulated air core...

I have the Lost Ranger and the insulated air core pad.

1.) The comfort of this system is amazing. I am a side sleeper who tosses around a fair bit, and I love waking up still on the pad. Also,...
Forum: Touring
03-05-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By Thasiet

Dynohub + Dahon Biologic Reecharge. Never doing...

Dynohub + Dahon Biologic Reecharge. Never doing solar again. BLech.
Forum: Touring
03-04-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By Thasiet

Tektro RL-520 drop V compatible levers have the...

Tektro RL-520 drop V compatible levers have the most comfortable hoods I've ever used on a bike. The Cane Creeks are the same, they just cost more.
Forum: Touring
03-04-10, 08:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 38,577
Posted By Thasiet

+1 I think this Alfine 11 on a folder with a...

+1 I think this Alfine 11 on a folder with a Gates Carbondrive belt could be the mutts nutts for touring. Less on the unsupported coast to coast touring, more on the multimode touring. Take a...
Forum: Touring
03-03-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 38,577
Posted By Thasiet

That's like comparing a chevy volt to the battery...

That's like comparing a chevy volt to the battery bank on a prius; it would be substantially less disinforming to compare the IGH with everything that it replaces, at which point it is neither...
Forum: Touring
03-01-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,959
Posted By Thasiet

You make a lot of great points Peterpan. But I...

You make a lot of great points Peterpan. But I thought billet machining gave inferior strength to cold forging, no shaping of the metal grain and all that. Although I am sure you are right that...
Forum: Touring
02-28-10, 10:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,299
Posted By Thasiet

If you want to stealth camp get yourself a...

If you want to stealth camp get yourself a stealth shelter. Size is only one element of stealth design; the B2 bomber is huge, but it is stealth. A rescue-me orange bivy sack will stand out like a...
Forum: Touring
02-28-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,959
Posted By Thasiet

As for 32 spokes, if your bike has 26" wheels,...

As for 32 spokes, if your bike has 26" wheels, you might be OK if your rims are robust enough. 110 lbs of load is a lot though, and 32 isn't going to cut it for 700c. Panniers on racks introduce...
Forum: Touring
02-28-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,959
Posted By Thasiet

Experienced, doubtless, but the Travis' advice at...

Experienced, doubtless, but the Travis' advice at downtheroad.org should be taken with a bonghit's worth of salt given the sponsorship of their adventures by various gear companies. Man gets free...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,725
Posted By Thasiet

I don't understand small wheel bikes that don't...

I don't understand small wheel bikes that don't fold. Your apartment is tiny enough to need bone rattling wheels but not so tiny that you don't need a fold? Huh? I especially don't understand why...
Forum: Touring
02-11-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Thasiet

I kiss you !!! (http://www.ikissyou.org)

I kiss you !!! (http://www.ikissyou.org)
Forum: Touring
02-10-10, 10:49 PM
Forum: Touring
02-07-10, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,567
Posted By Thasiet

been fantasizing about this hub on a Dahon Ios...

been fantasizing about this hub on a Dahon Ios XL. Gorgeous folding 24" with dynohub will charge cellphone and run lights, discs (hydros, could always swap for BB7), longer wheelbase and stiffer...
Forum: Touring
01-21-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By Thasiet

I have 2.25 XR and 1.5 Marathons. The XRs are...

I have 2.25 XR and 1.5 Marathons. The XRs are maybe 10% slower
Forum: Touring
01-16-10, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,173
Posted By Thasiet

I find aerobars indispensable for their comfort...

I find aerobars indispensable for their comfort on longer rides. It really helps to get the weight off the wrists for a stretch. My touring bike has a top front shelf so I am not lacking for places...
12-06-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,524
Posted By Thasiet

Well who isn't on BF these days?

Well who isn't on BF these days?
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