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Forum: Touring
05-03-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By lancele

Great thread, great replies. Seems like the...

Great thread, great replies. Seems like the right choice if health is an issue. You could have pushed on and hurt yourself further, then later in life regretted not stopping.

I've had the...
Forum: Touring
09-09-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,792
Posted By lancele

Max, I think it's good to listen to...

Max,

I think it's good to listen to recommendations because you asked for them, but please don't confine yourself to steel and 26-inch wheels. That's what I have, but I wouldn't limit myself to...
Forum: Touring
07-26-12, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,322
Posted By lancele

I'm a big advocate of tire liners. After a while...

I'm a big advocate of tire liners. After a while though, the thick tire liners like Slime and Mr. Tuffy normally cuts into the tire along the liner's edges. Adjusting the liner occasionally helps...
Forum: Touring
06-30-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,534
Posted By lancele

You're probably right staehpj1, there might be an...

You're probably right staehpj1, there might be an update somewhere I haven't read. The $3400 appears to be the total for the entire trip including equipment. The same blog entry shows approximately...
Forum: Touring
06-29-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,534
Posted By lancele

Normally I wouldn't reply to these posts dividing...

Normally I wouldn't reply to these posts dividing the forum.

When I saw all your new expensive equipment while asking for charity, I thought this was like someone buying a $50,000 automobile, but...
Forum: Touring
06-03-12, 01:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,371
Posted By lancele

Initially I was wondering if you had a bike in...

Initially I was wondering if you had a bike in mind because most new sub 20-lb bikes won't have upright sitting positions. One of the simplest and inexpensive methods to create an upright position...
Forum: Touring
04-01-12, 06:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,377
Posted By lancele

Don't want to give you any false encouragement,...

Don't want to give you any false encouragement, but here's my story.

I injured my left knee during a month-long hiking trip due to the amount of steep down hills, but the knee recovered with rest....
Forum: Touring
03-28-11, 01:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By lancele

From first hand experience, biking in heat like...

From first hand experience, biking in heat like that over long distances is extremely unpleasant! With brutal midday temperatures and little shade, you'll probably drink 2 large water bottles within...
Forum: Touring
08-01-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By lancele

KHS Montana Summit Frankenbike

Thanks for starting this post because I really wanted to show someone this bike, but had no legitimate thread to post in. Hopefully it can answer some of your curiosity.

I bought two incomplete...
Forum: Touring
07-25-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By lancele

Altrec Sale ends Monday using coupon code SUMJULYS

Altrec.com is having an incredible 25% of sale on a whole slew of stuff including hammocks and other items already discounted. Free shipping with order of $45, but not all items have the additional...
Forum: Touring
05-11-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,283
Posted By lancele

Someone please correct me if I'm out of date, but...

Someone please correct me if I'm out of date, but the XT probably saves some weight from having all alloy chain rings, while the SLX's small chain ring is steel and the middle chain ring is partial...
Forum: Touring
05-01-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By lancele

From what you stated, it sounds like you have a...

From what you stated, it sounds like you have a bike with a freehub rear wheel and most likely 130mm rear dropout spacing, which was common during that period (but possibly 135mm, which would give...
Forum: Touring
04-13-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,987
Posted By lancele

Unlike the other repliers, I think you're not...

Unlike the other repliers, I think you're not carrying enough. Because you're bicycle touring and already carrying too much weight, what's another 1, 2, 3, or 20 lbs?

Along with the knives you...
Forum: Touring
04-07-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,086
Posted By lancele

I've built up many bikes just because it's a...

I've built up many bikes just because it's a hobby and I buy many cheap quality used parts from bike swap meets over time. My latest build was a titanium mountain bike ($275 frame) that cost roughly...
Forum: Touring
02-15-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By lancele

It doesn't make a touring bike unsuitable (I...

It doesn't make a touring bike unsuitable (I share the same philosophy as some forum members that you can tour with almost any road or mountain bike), but for my purposes, personal weight, and rear...
Forum: Touring
02-11-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By lancele

This was a project build with no intention of...

This was a project build with no intention of touring or commuting (because I have another masterpiece), and I'll be parting ways with it soon. It weighs in at 26.5 lbs, which is 6.5 lbs heavier...
Forum: Touring
02-11-10, 07:01 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 10,892
Posted By lancele

I highly agree with most of your comments, but I...

I highly agree with most of your comments, but I think in most cases a helmet provides that additional protection.

-Lance
Forum: Touring
01-31-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,323
Posted By lancele

Generally, I believe that the more expensive hubs...

Generally, I believe that the more expensive hubs will have larger bearings than the less expensive counterparts.

For a really really really strong and heavy rim, there's the older WTB Laser Beam....
Forum: Touring
01-30-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By lancele

Air Freshener

I like that little green tree air freshener you have dangling from the handlebars like people hang off their rear view mirror.

-Lance
Forum: Touring
08-19-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,908
Posted By lancele

Personally, I would keep it because it should...

Personally, I would keep it because it should have enough lateral movement to support 9sp plus some. I used the M735 (7sp generation) with a 9sp XT cassette without problems except there was rubbing...
Forum: Touring
04-28-09, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By lancele

For a 300 mile ride with just a bottle and pump,...

For a 300 mile ride with just a bottle and pump, you don't really need a dedicated "touring" bike. (Please also take along at least a patch kit and tire levers with some duck tape wrapped around the...
Forum: Touring
11-13-08, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By lancele

For a 949 mile trip without expensive...

For a 949 mile trip without expensive accommodations, $500 seems more than enough (depending on the tour time length). Anytime you travel on human power, weight will be a factor and you'll...
07-13-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By lancele

I would buy that immediately for $20 if it's...

I would buy that immediately for $20 if it's legit. I believe that's a high end Specialized S-Works chromoly- probably 1991 or so. The shifters appear to be Suntour XC Pro, and those things are...
Forum: Touring
07-09-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,071
Posted By lancele

How about the Carve pedals

If you don't mind a suggestion: I highly recommend the Forte (but made by Wellgo?) Carve SPD pedals for about $31-$35, which I feel is one of the best kept secrets in cycling. (Wait until...
Forum: Touring
06-03-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By lancele

Unless your shifters are defective or broken, if...

Unless your shifters are defective or broken, if you can only click 7 times instead of getting 8 clicks, then it appears to be a classic case of limit screws. You may consider this: Take the chain...
Forum: Touring
04-26-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By lancele

I liked the Lighthouse too, and I had considered...

I liked the Lighthouse too, and I had considered buying it a couple of years ago. I purchased a set Fibraplex carbon tent poles for my Integral Designs single-wall tent and it knocked off another...
Forum: Touring
04-26-08, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By lancele

Black Diamond Firstlight Tent

For those of you interested in cutting some tent weight and reducing pack size, this is one of the lightest freestanding (4 rectangular corners) single-wall tent on the planet, and it's on sale at...
Forum: Touring
03-01-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By lancele

where to put promotion code

I had no plans on ordering anything, but went to the site to test it out. On the first checkout page, there is a text box "Do you have a promotion code" with an "Enter" button next to it in the...
Forum: Touring
03-01-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By lancele

30% off Jandd Products through March 10

Hello,

Someone posted this thread (http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=387757) at another forum, and I'm just passing the information along. 30% off using code "spring2008" without quotes...
Forum: Touring
02-28-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By lancele

Freewheel: the freewheel itself can be extremely...

Freewheel: the freewheel itself can be extremely difficult to remove if you ever need to remove it. The benefit of using a freewheel and if the cogs are individuals (which they appear to be here...
Forum: Touring
02-16-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By lancele

The fork I didn't buy was about 3-3.5 pounds...

The fork I didn't buy was about 3-3.5 pounds (guestimation from holding it), which is significantly heavier than my Bridgestone MB fork at roughly 2 pounds.

The next swap meet is Feb. 23 @...
Forum: Touring
02-16-08, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By lancele

It's good to know you're using the Yellow Bike...

It's good to know you're using the Yellow Bike project to help with this journey.

From the Austin area heading towards Amarillo, that trip was sparsely populated just as well. Most of that west...
Forum: Touring
01-04-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By lancele

The following webpage, MTBtour.org, has some...

The following webpage, MTBtour.org, has some links of some people who rode the Great Divide. If you follow those links, it'll show you what bikes and setup tourers used for off-road touring.

I've...
Forum: Touring
12-30-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By lancele

You're off to a good start by owning a touring...

You're off to a good start by owning a touring bike. You know a rider can't have a proper tour without a true touring bike equipped additionally with a Brooks saddle, friction shifters, a front...
Forum: Touring
12-11-07, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,711
Posted By lancele

Specialized Mountain Bikes

There are journals floating around about riders who tour on Specialized mountain bikes. I was never a big fan of Specialized, but these are some bargains I purchased during the past summer that...
Forum: Touring
12-09-07, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,711
Posted By lancele

A few months ago, I purchased this 1989...

A few months ago, I purchased this 1989 Bridgestone MB-5 (mostly original components) with rear rack off Craigslist for $50. (The seller was telling me how callers were trying to negotiate it down...
Forum: Touring
12-06-07, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By lancele

You'll have to look and see if there are eyelets...

You'll have to look and see if there are eyelets for a rack on each end of the seat stays (the tubes that extend diagonally down from the seat clamp to where the rear wheel attaches to the bike). ...
Forum: Touring
11-25-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,603
Posted By lancele

To be honest with you, I don't think $200 is that...

To be honest with you, I don't think $200 is that great of a deal for a Trek 520, but it would depend on the year, condition, components, and what the seller means by "recommended tuned up." Someone...
Forum: Touring
11-21-07, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By lancele

During the summer of 2005, I did that route...

During the summer of 2005, I did that route taking mostly farm roads and small highways starting off on Highway 290 in northwest Houston. I didn't do much planning and got on my old mountain bike...
Forum: Touring
10-04-07, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,071
Posted By lancele

Ryan, This is my first post, and I hope it...

Ryan,

This is my first post, and I hope it will give you some good insight. I did my first tour during the summer of 2005 with a mountain bike and made it 2400 miles. I'm not much of a planner,...
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