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07-12-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,952
Posted By NoControl

This bike in the OP has no soul. A sweet C&V...

This bike in the OP has no soul. A sweet C&V bike, built using traditional methods, which is also light, is a joy to behold. It is the frame-builder's crowning achievement. Gossamer and fluff does...
07-12-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By NoControl

^^^This^^^

^^^This^^^
07-11-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,154
Posted By NoControl

I've been using my US cleaner, but never thought...

I've been using my US cleaner, but never thought to do the mayo jar thing. I'll try it!
07-11-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By NoControl

Sure does. I have a squeeze bottle full of...

Sure does. I have a squeeze bottle full of isopropyl alcohol, which works well for this and also for installing grips.
07-11-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By NoControl

Oh, I agree wholeheartedly. Its just that I like...

Oh, I agree wholeheartedly. Its just that I like a wider ratio. No, nothing at all wrong with friction-shifting and 7-8 speeds.
07-11-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By NoControl

The frame I'm building up is a Surly Disk...

The frame I'm building up is a Surly Disk Trucker, so anything lower than a 9-speed would be an injustice in my opinion. I'd like to put a Rohloff on it, but I got this bike cheap, and I'll ride it a...
07-11-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By NoControl

https://i.imgur.com/QEZjn7p.gif

https://i.imgur.com/QEZjn7p.gif
07-10-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,487
Posted By NoControl

True. I also wonder what kind of Donkey Kongs...

True. I also wonder what kind of Donkey Kongs they will hire to assemble these so-called high-enders.
07-09-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By NoControl

Thanks, Hillrider. I'm thinking that...

Thanks, Hillrider.

I'm thinking that Gevenalle shifters, Sugino crank, and 10sp driveline is how I'll go. Do you have any recommendations on how big of a cassette that I can run with this setup?...
07-09-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By NoControl

9sp Compatibility with 10sp?

As we all know, our beloved component manufacturers are trying to steer the world away from 3x cranks into 1x and compact 2x cranks. This is not a bright future for touring bikes. Some people like...
07-08-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,088
Posted By NoControl

My motto is to NEVER wear socks UNLESS they are...

My motto is to NEVER wear socks UNLESS they are argyles.
07-07-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,867
Posted By NoControl

The only thing thats keeping me away is the...

The only thing thats keeping me away is the object of my heart's desire, and here she is: Meet my precious Polly McGee!

https://i.imgur.com/QZ4rHIv.jpg?1

She's already a good companion in the...
07-05-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,078
Posted By NoControl

Real men shave with a burning stick....

Real men shave with a burning stick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYQ4TcyzSlA
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By NoControl

Lets not forget Old Man Mountain racks. They are...

Lets not forget Old Man Mountain racks. They are bulletproof.

I like a mix of racks and bike-packing gear on my tourer. Recently, I've been putting a lot more weighted items on the front and...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,430
Posted By NoControl

Makes me gag and cough when it happens.

Makes me gag and cough when it happens.
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,430
Posted By NoControl

Insult to injury for sure! I'll admit that...

Insult to injury for sure!

I'll admit that I've never been stung while riding, but I've I've inhaled a lot of bugs.
07-01-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,696
Posted By NoControl

My son went to college in Boston. Two bikes...

My son went to college in Boston. Two bikes stolen. My nephew went to college in NY. Two bikes stolen. Daughter went to college in NH, one bike stolen. I got smart with my niece and gave her a beater...
06-30-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By NoControl

I agree to an extent, but its truly situational....

I agree to an extent, but its truly situational. If I were going to do a full restore, a minor dent is nothing.
06-30-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,881
Posted By NoControl

Aint that the truth!

Aint that the truth!
06-26-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,835
Posted By NoControl

Bikes come and go. I have no sentimental...

Bikes come and go. I have no sentimental attachments to any of them. I do have regrets about not buying certain bikes though. For instance, I had a chance to buy one of Sheldon Brown's personal bikes...
06-22-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,607
Posted By NoControl

Agree fully. The hunt is part of the thrill. I...

Agree fully. The hunt is part of the thrill. I collected guns for years. After I inherited all of my father's guns, I went on a crazed, gun-buying rampage (pre-obama, when everything gun-related was...
06-22-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By NoControl

No apologies necessary from this end, I found it...

No apologies necessary from this end, I found it to be quite humorous.
06-20-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By NoControl

I like the older, all-original drop bar bikes,...

I like the older, all-original drop bar bikes, but some are just begging for modern components, especially if the OG components are beat. A lot of the lugged steel frames with stamped drop-outs are...
06-16-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,881
Posted By NoControl

One of the best things I like about the work I do...

One of the best things I like about the work I do is making a beautiful old rustbucket into a working rider again.
06-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,881
Posted By NoControl

Cleaning and polishing. I have OCD, so I spend...

Cleaning and polishing. I have OCD, so I spend way more time at it than is necessary. Sometimes I'll remove all the spokes, hand-polish them, re-lace the wheel, true and tension it, only to decide I...
06-04-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,007
Posted By NoControl

This is very close to my methodology, Kurt. ...

This is very close to my methodology, Kurt.

1. If I know I'll buy the bike for their asking price, then I'll happily meet them halfway if that's what they want. Some people do not want you to...
06-04-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By NoControl

Drawing a blank here, but I sure would like to...

Drawing a blank here, but I sure would like to have legs like that! :winter:
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By NoControl

Nice find! I'm a sucker for old Japanese steel,...

Nice find! I'm a sucker for old Japanese steel, and I have a hoard of Miyatas, Centurions, Univegas, Bridgestones, and a Panasonic here or there.
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,965
Posted By NoControl

I'm amazed at how long this thread has gotten.

I'm amazed at how long this thread has gotten.
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,041
Posted By NoControl

I've got Marathons on my Troll, BTW. Love 'em.

I've got Marathons on my Troll, BTW. Love 'em.
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,041
Posted By NoControl

Sweet bike, Al.

Sweet bike, Al.
05-29-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,074
Posted By NoControl

Especially if they are full of waste cat litter....

Especially if they are full of waste cat litter. :D
05-29-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,074
Posted By NoControl

What do you call a pair of cat litter boxes...

What do you call a pair of cat litter boxes affixed to your rack? Feliners? :foo:
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,129
Posted By NoControl

I have an OMM on my ECR. Even with the 29+ tires,...

I have an OMM on my ECR. Even with the 29+ tires, there is ample room.

OP: I think the OMM racks is your best option, considering that any 5mm eyelets added would cost you dearly. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,990
Posted By NoControl

This is a good point. I wholeheartedly agree with...

This is a good point. I wholeheartedly agree with the noodle idea because, if it gives my wife a bit more confidence and a little less worry about riding in traffic, then I'm all for it. I tell her...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By NoControl

I had a nice LHT with 26" wheels, and the idiot...

I had a nice LHT with 26" wheels, and the idiot inside me came out and made me sell it. Since then, I now have a Troll and an ECR. The ECR is a beast on anything non-paved, and the Troll fills in...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,208
Posted By NoControl

We had snow last week.

We had snow last week.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,558
Posted By NoControl

Whoa whoa whoa, Brother! I got nothing against...

Whoa whoa whoa, Brother! I got nothing against vegans whatsoever! I'm a part-timer myself. I was commenting on the previous poster's many vegans rubbing it in your face about how vegan they are......
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,558
Posted By NoControl

This gave me a chuckle. I have a friend who loves...

This gave me a chuckle. I have a friend who loves bicycles, loves riding, and would be down for all kinds of touring. Unfortunately, he wears his vegan status like a barbed club, and whacks you with...
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By NoControl

Priceless! :roflmao2:

Priceless! :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 898
Posted By NoControl

I think the new Marathon GT 365 tires are akin to...

I think the new Marathon GT 365 tires are akin to the old Extremes. I just sold a bike that had the GT 365's on, and the new owner called me, gushing about how nice they were for on/off road. I may...
05-10-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,939
Posted By NoControl

I did the entire AT on Clif Bars and giant-sized...

I did the entire AT on Clif Bars and giant-sized Paydays and Snickers. The Paydays and Snickers were tastier, provided more energy, and were cheaper to boot. These days I'm into the salty Clif bars,...
05-06-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By NoControl

When I saw the title for this thread, I thought...

When I saw the title for this thread, I thought it was going to be a new term for a painful saddle...
05-06-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,138
Posted By NoControl

On my daily ride there's a meadow with a pony, a...

On my daily ride there's a meadow with a pony, a donkey, and a burro. I'm smitten with them, and many times we've stopped to pet them and offer carrots, etc. I've named them, Pony Boy, Donkey-Donk,...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By NoControl

Skunks are indeed lovely creatures. Very...

Skunks are indeed lovely creatures. Very affectionate as pets when tame. My wife's grandfather had one that loved to sit on the toilet (lid closed) and watch him shave every morning.
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,471
Posted By NoControl

For me the difference between 26" and 700c is a...

For me the difference between 26" and 700c is a wash. My Troll, which is sporting 2" tires, is fun and comfy. My Diverge, which has 700x35's on it, rolls fast and easy, albeit slightly rougher. All...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,251
Posted By NoControl

Especially jefnvk 's underwear!

Especially jefnvk 's underwear!
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,208
Posted By NoControl

A rainy day is like riding uphill. When you...

A rainy day is like riding uphill. When you finally reach the summit and go downhill, holds the same joy as a ray of sunshine after a long rainy period. Don't be angry with things beyond your control...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By NoControl

I had a nightly skunk problem, but when I used a...

I had a nightly skunk problem, but when I used a ton of pesticide and killed all of the crickets around my house, they don't bother me anymore. Now all we got is bears. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By NoControl

I have an old-ish Rockhopper frame that is just...

I have an old-ish Rockhopper frame that is just waiting for some lovin'. Its surprisingly-light and durable. I'm of the opinion that all of these similar steel frames from Trek, Gary Fisher, and...
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