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Forum: Touring
05-21-08, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By daveIT

I wouldn't call pulling a trailer lightweight...

I wouldn't call pulling a trailer lightweight touring.

How about Old Man Mountain Racks and Panniers?

You could easily stuff 2 panniers in a backpack. Or leave them on the bike. Ortlieb...
Forum: Touring
05-21-08, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By daveIT

They do make bottles with clear plastic fliptop...

They do make bottles with clear plastic fliptop that goes over the drink spout. I use it for my "tool kit in a bottle" on a couple bikes. I secure it with a toe strap too just in case.
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By daveIT

I raced competitively for almost 4 years straight...

I raced competitively for almost 4 years straight and biked a 52 mile RT commute every work day when I lived in Italy. Then I moved to Alaska and had a som, so I find it a lot harder to train now...
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By daveIT

Ron, where is that Alaska one? Is that the...

Ron, where is that Alaska one? Is that the Denali Hwy?
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By daveIT

Put them back-to-back, tie the handles together...

Put them back-to-back, tie the handles together and put some compression straps around them.
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By daveIT

I got the bright yellow Ortliebs for my blue...

I got the bright yellow Ortliebs for my blue LHT...good for visibility and if I plan on stealth camping I'll just bring a tarp or some yard bags.

Rainy day in Seward, AK...
Forum: Touring
05-20-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By daveIT

Tons o' places will retrofit... ...

Tons o' places will retrofit...
http://www.sandsmachine.com/fbplist.htm#Retrofitting%20an%20existing%20frame:

My next bike will have them (or be a Bike Friday...)

Did you get my PM?
05-19-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,044
Posted By daveIT

I like your bars. I need to get a different...

I like your bars. I need to get a different stem/handlebar as my knees can hit if I'm not careful. I replaced the seat temporarily with a springy Selle Italia off my Olympia Uomo.
05-19-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,044
Posted By daveIT

This is what I got back in an e-mail... ...

This is what I got back in an e-mail...

Thank you for your inquiry. The Wheelman has been around since about 1990. It is based on the vintage “boneshaker” bike designs of the 1800s. It was the...
05-18-08, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,044
Posted By daveIT

Coker Wheelman "Penny Farthing/HiWheel?"

Anyone have any info about these? I found this on craigslist today for $75.

It has 36" and 12" wheels and it freewheels

It was made by Coker Tire Co. and says "The Wheelman Chattanooga, TN" on...
Forum: Touring
05-16-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By daveIT

I got fronts first because the rears weren't in...

I got fronts first because the rears weren't in stock at the time. I still used them on the rear rack and just strapped a bunch to the front rack in dry bags. I have Ortlieb Sport Packer Plus and...
Forum: Touring
05-15-08, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By daveIT

www.speedgoat.com - go to the Bikes link and to...

www.speedgoat.com - go to the Bikes link and to Bike Builder

You can select all components individually and it shows weights (for most parts) and prices. You can even do custom wheelsets.
Forum: Touring
05-15-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By daveIT

I've had the New Belgium one for a couple years. ...

I've had the New Belgium one for a couple years. Mine doesn't have pockets in the back...not sure if they do now or not. It's a great jersey that has held up well to on and off-bike use. I also...
Forum: Touring
05-15-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,106
Posted By daveIT

You can use the Speedgoat bike builder on their...

You can use the Speedgoat bike builder on their website to configure a bike with real time pricing:

http://www.speedgoat.com/lab.asp

Check out http://www/crazyguyonabike.com,...
Forum: Touring
05-15-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,420
Posted By daveIT

Yerba

I'm drinking some Guayaki Traditional Yerba Mate right now. Although I don't enjoy it as a cup of good, strong black coffee or espresso, it is a decent substitute. I just get the tea bags now...the...
Forum: Touring
05-15-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By daveIT

Schwalbe Tires for Denali Hwy

I ordered some Marathon XR from Peter White Cycles in 700x40c and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they weighed less over 100 grams less than my current Marathon Plus 700x28c.

I'm riding...
Forum: Touring
05-15-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By daveIT

I would say yes, just bring some warm clothes...

I would say yes, just bring some warm clothes (wool) and good rain gear! What route are you planning to take? The southeast is generally warmer, but gets more rain that snow that time of year. If...
Forum: Touring
05-11-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By daveIT

Jill is a cool cat. I've met her a few times up...

Jill is a cool cat. I've met her a few times up here and I always enjoy reading her blog.
Forum: Touring
05-01-08, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By daveIT

I also have a pair of Gore-Tex oversocks and some...

I also have a pair of Gore-Tex oversocks and some gaiters I could add to my ensemble...if it was monsoon season.
Forum: Touring
04-30-08, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By daveIT

Here's my LHT...it's sporting a honey B-17...

Here's my LHT...it's sporting a honey B-17 nowadays. The saddle shown is some funky San Marco Rolls I found at my old LBS in Italy.

http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/IMG_8656_Medium_.JPG
Forum: Touring
04-30-08, 11:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,195
Posted By daveIT

The cars constantly zooming past will drive you...

The cars constantly zooming past will drive you mad. Find a nice country route instead and enjoy the scenery.
Forum: Touring
04-30-08, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By daveIT

My current setup (tested in rainy/snowy...

My current setup (tested in rainy/snowy Anchorage, AK)

Base: Wool or Polypro undershirt
Wool Sweater
Wool tights
Shorts
Boxers
Pearl Izumi Leg Warmers

Shoes: Some trail running shoes with...
Forum: Touring
04-30-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By daveIT

Thumbs up for thetouringstore.com

Wayne at www.thetouringstore.com has been one of the best people I've dealt with on the web. I ordered a set of Ortlieb panniers last summer. He credited me for shipping (to AK) since he usually...
Forum: Touring
04-25-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By daveIT

Highly recommend the site above. My tent arrived...

Highly recommend the site above. My tent arrived in a rather quick 5 days (to Alaska...it usually takes a week or so). Great prices...check them out. I was planning on camping this weekend, but...
Forum: Touring
04-21-08, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By daveIT

Yellow HEET bottle

Yellow HEET bottle
Forum: Touring
04-20-08, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By daveIT

Just got a Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3 from...

Just got a Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3 from www.topsleepingbags.com. Super easy setup, a natural color, real roomy 5lb 10 oz / 11 oz for footprint / 3lb 15oz fast pack, Backpacker Magazine...
Forum: Touring
04-14-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,431
Posted By daveIT

When I had my cross bike built up while I lived...

When I had my cross bike built up while I lived over there I had a hell of a time telling the guy I wanted the brake levers switched so I could dismount easier. There are tons of small bike shops...
Forum: Touring
04-14-08, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By daveIT

Maybe next time... Enjoyed your journal by...

Maybe next time...

Enjoyed your journal by the way...full of helpful info!
Forum: Touring
04-14-08, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By daveIT

Bivy's cool if you have a synthetic bag. I used...

Bivy's cool if you have a synthetic bag. I used the REI one with a 20 degree Marmot bag in Alaska last May. It got down to 26 degrees the one night. I had a bunch of condensation on the outside of...
Forum: Touring
04-13-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,930
Posted By daveIT

I used a set of Shimano ones last summer and I...

I used a set of Shimano ones last summer and I loved them. Combine them with some wool socks and Gore-Tex oversocks and my feet can stay warm if it rains/gets cold (I'm up in AK). I used them a...
Forum: Touring
04-13-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,006
Posted By daveIT

Avid Vs and 287s here. Awesome feel and great...

Avid Vs and 287s here. Awesome feel and great stopping power.
Forum: Touring
04-13-08, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By daveIT

Definitely consider buying from Wayne at...

Definitely consider buying from Wayne at thetouringstore.com. He helped me out quite a bit and just helped me with some warranty issues (torn inner pocket on a Bike Packer Plus pannier).

I have...
Forum: Touring
04-13-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By daveIT

I'm in Anc too. That is a suck ass...

I'm in Anc too. That is a suck ass road...especially if you are irritated and jet-lagged from flying.

I'm planning a trip this summer (June) Anc to Glenallen to Paxson via Denali Hwy to Cantwell...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,934
Posted By daveIT

Planet Bike Cascadias...they have lots of...

Planet Bike Cascadias...they have lots of coverage as others said and the company gives 25% to bike advocacy groups.
Forum: Commuting
03-20-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,641
Posted By daveIT

Do this to the wrong person and they will just...

Do this to the wrong person and they will just run you over or shoot you! Be careful out there!
03-18-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 670
Posted By daveIT

I solved the mystery

I've been wondering if Nokian Hakkapeliitta W240 studded tires (700x40c) would fit on a Surly Long Haul Trucker (LHT) with Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. With a little adjustment of the fenders they...
Forum: Touring
03-16-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By daveIT

Get a Milepost guide if you haven't already. It...

Get a Milepost guide if you haven't already. It details all the stops and other features along the way. The 2008 edition comes out in Mar or May (I forget which month).
...
Forum: Touring
05-06-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By daveIT

I used to love seeing the bruised/battered city...

I used to love seeing the bruised/battered city bikes in Italy. I hope my LHT looks like those one day after I have put billions of miles on it.
05-06-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 180,335
Posted By daveIT

My first summer in Anchorage, I came upon a scene...

My first summer in Anchorage, I came upon a scene of a gentlemen who tried to jump off some stairs on a BMX bike landed on the tarmac head first. I was second on the scene and called 911. His face...
05-20-06, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,456
Posted By daveIT

Did you ever find out?

I found the same model bike (minus tires/seatpost saddle) sitting near a dumpster a few weeks ago. I was wondering if you ever figured out the year? I'm thinking about making it a commuter.
05-10-06, 09:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,884
Posted By daveIT

I'm up in Anchorage, AK!

I'm up in Anchorage, AK!
05-10-06, 08:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,884
Posted By daveIT

Get a tazer...then you could shoot them and make...

Get a tazer...then you could shoot them and make um pee their pants.
05-07-06, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,631
Posted By daveIT

sucks but

That'll suck if your wonderful mother's homeowner's insurance rates go up because you didn't lock your bike up.
01-26-06, 11:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,589
Posted By daveIT

I'd like one of those, especially living up here...

I'd like one of those, especially living up here in AK. DeSalvo builds his frames for him now.
01-16-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,252
Posted By daveIT

Someone needs a virtual b¡tchslap

Someone needs a virtual b¡tchslap
12-04-05, 02:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,869
Posted By daveIT

You freakin' HATER! I bet you are a dog person. ...

You freakin' HATER! I bet you are a dog person.

Check out the cat's mad crazy no-handed trackstand skillz! Eat your little messenger heart out Bobe!!!!
12-03-05, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By daveIT

I'm sure Tony would throw in a can of Krylon for...

I'm sure Tony would throw in a can of Krylon for a six pack.
12-02-05, 11:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,869
Posted By daveIT

dvd = suck Mine's probably in the Eagle River...

dvd = suck
Mine's probably in the Eagle River landfill if someone wants to go dig for it.

My 8 year-old cat has more skillz than that guy.
11-30-05, 01:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By daveIT

Maybe they hired Neal to answer their eBay...

Maybe they hired Neal to answer their eBay e-mails.
11-30-05, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By daveIT

http://www.philwood.com/pcontacts.htm Call,...

http://www.philwood.com/pcontacts.htm

Call, write, or e-mail Phil Wood and ask them. I'd rather hear it from the source than get smoke blown up my ass for weeks upon weeks by the LBS.
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