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Forum: Commuting
12-19-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,063
Posted By crotch_rocket

I bike regardless, but then again, I commuted...

I bike regardless, but then again, I commuted year round in Boston for almost 10 years. So, I'm one of those nut jobs. My tips for this kind of weather are as follows: Rain pants, rain jacket,...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By crotch_rocket

same. :d :d :d

same.

:d :d :d
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18,535
Views: 3,649,943
Posted By crotch_rocket

The music quality is pretty good, when you...

The music quality is pretty good, when you realize it's conducting the music through your bones, and not to your ear drum. So certain kinds of frequencies, like a heavy beat, are going to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18,535
Views: 3,649,943
Posted By crotch_rocket

I got these. I know there are a lot of bikers...

I got these. I know there are a lot of bikers against using headphones while biking. I happen to be one of them, and then I tried these out.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,089
Posted By crotch_rocket

Not a keeper. Fling Material. :D :p

Not a keeper. Fling Material. :D :p
07-31-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By crotch_rocket

Well, I've kept the old Dia-Compe brakes, as...

Well, I've kept the old Dia-Compe brakes, as they're still in good condition. I'm planning on changing the wheelset from 27" to 700cc, and I've got an old 105 crankset, derailleurs, and shifters. My...
07-30-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By crotch_rocket

Converting an old 1979 Nishiki sport to cyclocross

Hey folks,

So I've got a 1979 Nishiki Sport ten speed, and I've got a bunch of brake bosses laying around (the welding/soldering type). Anyone ever converted an old 10 speed to cyclocross, and if...
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,206
Posted By crotch_rocket

When touring I had a few CD's for an MP3 CD...

When touring I had a few CD's for an MP3 CD player with me. It also let me be flexible, as I was doing Latin America, and could pick up different CD's for cheap in each place. My favorite stuff...
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By crotch_rocket

If your work place is within 10 miles of where...

If your work place is within 10 miles of where you live, I suggest commuting to and from work on the bicycle. It's about all the training you'll need to get ready. I'd also check the Classic and...
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,841
Posted By crotch_rocket

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l222/adventure_m...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l222/adventure_maniac/Huancayo_Ayacucho/look_over_edge.jpg

Not the best (there were way too many good photos), but certainly the most expressive. Going from...
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,285
Posted By crotch_rocket

Short Answer - Not safe. I'd co with larger tires...

Short Answer - Not safe. I'd co with larger tires (wider/thicker) due to weight, load, and remember, when you're bumping up and down, it adds a LOT of extra force.

Long Answer - Depends on the...
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,445
Posted By crotch_rocket

395608 Man, I was in the STICKS Amazon rain...

395608

Man, I was in the STICKS Amazon rain forest, Northwestern Bolivia, back in 2007. Talk about middle of nowhere. And right in the middle of this boon dock village I was holed up in, since I...
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,007
Posted By crotch_rocket

+1 for the BEER!

+1 for the BEER!
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,799
Posted By crotch_rocket

Whoah, that is different. I've done 2.5 years,...

Whoah, that is different. I've done 2.5 years, through all of Central America, Peru and Bolivia (2001-2002), and through Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina (2007), and without a doubt, 26...
07-26-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By crotch_rocket

I used to work as a bike mechanic, and the...

I used to work as a bike mechanic, and the general consensus was to replace the cables, and in particular, the housings. Housings, if they've had a lot of exposure, will go bad. Tell tale signs are...
07-26-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,744
Posted By crotch_rocket

Very nice! I unfortunately chucked my old cable...

Very nice! I unfortunately chucked my old cable guides when I did my bike into a fixed conversion. I know, dumb. I'm reconverting her into a normal road bike after moving down to Maryland (holy crap,...
07-25-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,744
Posted By crotch_rocket

Got any closeups of how you routed your shifter...

Got any closeups of how you routed your shifter cables? I'm doing a Nishiki Sport makeover, and I'd like some examples of how to upgrade it.
07-24-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,239
Posted By crotch_rocket

This is a great thread. I've got a Nishiki Sport,...

This is a great thread. I've got a Nishiki Sport, 1979 frame, with the label "Femco 1207". For a while, I've been debating whether it's worth repainting the frame and putting upgraded components on...
07-18-14, 01:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,115
Posted By crotch_rocket

I'm enjoying this build. I have a 1979 Nishiki...

I'm enjoying this build. I have a 1979 Nishiki Sport that I'm converting to Fixed/SS with modern components, so your thread's very VERY educational. :D
Forum: Touring
05-12-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Updating the Blogsite, and some new/old articles are back on line!

Alright folks, I've been updating my blogsite, so a lot of articles/pictures are coming online. It's here:

http://davesnewadventure.com

Be forewarned though, the way I write is my bicycle is...
Forum: Touring
05-12-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By crotch_rocket

That shouldn't be a problem. With my last bike,...

That shouldn't be a problem. With my last bike, my mechanic drilled in two holes, and tapped them to accept I think it was 3/8" nuts. They also can put screw inserts inside. It won't compromise your...
Forum: Touring
05-09-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By crotch_rocket

Excellent! I did my first South/Central America...

Excellent! I did my first South/Central America bike expedition on a Specialized Hardrock Classic, 1999 frame. Still have it. That beast has taken beatings...
Forum: Touring
05-08-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By crotch_rocket

If it helps any, I wrote an article on expedition...

If it helps any, I wrote an article on expedition cycling that might come in handy for you, considering I'm an South American bicycling vet at this. The tips might prove valuable.
...
Forum: Touring
05-04-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Well, the book is now released in Kindle format,...

Well, the book is now released in Kindle format, and it's really reasonable, at 6.99. The cost of two Grande Chai Latte's at Starbucks. That way, you won't have to >cough< download free versions...
Forum: Touring
04-17-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

So, I'll bet most of y'all thought I was done!...

So, I'll bet most of y'all thought I was done! Nope! I'm still on air talking about my book and adventures. This one has much more of an economics slant, especially since what I experienced in Latin...
Forum: Touring
09-17-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Hi folks! I just had another radio talk show...

Hi folks!
I just had another radio talk show interview about my wild encounters during both expeditions, as well as about my book. Enjoy a full 45 minutes of yours truly making an @$$ of himself on...
09-17-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By crotch_rocket

No, that's actually the strange thing. The fuse...

No, that's actually the strange thing. The fuse isn't exploding.
Switched polarity?

Hmm... I'll try reversing the wires, but it seems to be wired the same way it was before. Still, would a...
09-17-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By crotch_rocket

Constant short circuiting of batteries to controller. SPARKZ

Hi everyone,

I'm working on my second ebike build. It's a 36 volt system, 500 watts. I have three SLA batteries rated at 12 volts, 17AH each wired in series, with positives going to negatives. I...
06-16-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By crotch_rocket

OK, so I went ahead and bought an extra battery...

OK, so I went ahead and bought an extra battery for a full total of 48 Volts, and 17AH. I figured, OK, since it's the right voltage, I guess it would be worth it to try out this Chinese made 48V...
05-12-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By crotch_rocket

Cool, thanks for the info. I Can't wait to...

Cool, thanks for the info.

I Can't wait to see what I can put this beast through!
05-10-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By crotch_rocket

Sooo then, how about the idea of leaving a...

Sooo then, how about the idea of leaving a parallel wired setup for strictly recharging with the 12V 1-2Amp charger? Or would that cause problems and electrical issues with the battery pack?
05-10-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By crotch_rocket

Sticking a 48V 20AH charger to a 36V17AH battery pack. Good idea, bad idea?

Hi folks,

I'm building a custom electric bicycle, and I'm using SLA batteries, 3 12V17AH wired in series for a total of 36V-17AH. I have two chargers at home, a 12V 1-2AH and a 48V 20AH smart...
02-26-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4,176
Views: 1,842,399
Posted By crotch_rocket

I think I just jizzed myself.

I think I just jizzed myself.
02-26-11, 05:30 PM
02-26-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,100
Posted By crotch_rocket

Wow. After reading this, I do have to say this....

Wow. After reading this, I do have to say this. One of my buddies is a bike mechanic at a shop where I used to moonlight as a mechanic as well. His quote, when I asked him and the owner about what...
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Hi folks! I'm currently testing out the NLE...

Hi folks! I'm currently testing out the NLE capabilities of just using Avisynth, Avidemux, and VirtualDub on Linux, and I love it! I had so much trouble with Adobe Premier Pro a couple years ago,...
Forum: Touring
02-23-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Thanks Napoleon! Yeah, book promotion is a tough...

Thanks Napoleon! Yeah, book promotion is a tough biz. And I'm getting my ass kicked in it.
Forum: Touring
12-30-10, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Latest radio show interview on Chit Chat Radio. I...

Latest radio show interview on Chit Chat Radio. I come in on the second half of the show, talking mainly about my book, and about surviving a 28-20 foot caiman/crocodile, surviving being surrounded...
Forum: Touring
04-17-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Well, I just got an official review of my book...

Well, I just got an official review of my book from Midwest Book Reviews:

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/apr_10.htm

"On the ground, at a gradual pace, one can view the change of the world...
Forum: Touring
08-28-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

I know it's been a while since I've posted video,...

I know it's been a while since I've posted video, but here are two for the update. The first is my current introduction video to the trip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyUz7fIRIgY

and the...
Forum: Touring
08-27-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Alright, I just had my first radio show interview...

Alright, I just had my first radio show interview regarding my book, adventures, observations, and analysis of globalization, Argentina's downfall, etc. You can hear it here,...
Forum: Touring
08-17-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

That's it! As of today, I'm officialy a published...

That's it! As of today, I'm officialy a published author! Woohoo! Holy crap. Eight years of work went into this, not to mention I had to survive the 2001-2002 bicycle expedition in the first place!...
Forum: Touring
07-12-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

That's it! The final edits are done on the print...

That's it! The final edits are done on the print edition of the book. The manuscript's been sent to the publisher, and now it's just a matter a months before the paper edition of the book comes out....
Forum: Touring
01-17-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

I finally caved into it. I finally did it. In a...

I finally caved into it. I finally did it. In a mad, mad world, I put my work of nonfiction up, the thrilling recount of my 2001-2002 expedition through South and Central America up, for free for you...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,347
Posted By crotch_rocket

Alright folks, I need some help. I made two video...

Alright folks, I need some help. I made two video edits, with two songs. I like BOTH of them. So, I can't make up my mind which one to keep as the main video. So, can you help me decide?

The first...
Forum: Touring
08-26-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Here's the final part of the three part suspense...

Here's the final part of the three part suspense series, of the Expedition to the Cradle of Gold

I became the first foreigner to ever see the "Lost" Quartz Llamas of Choq'e Kiraw. EAT THAT Indiana...
Forum: Touring
08-18-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Here's the second part of the three part suspense...

Here's the second part of the three part suspense series, all true, no fiction, of the Expedition to the Cradle of Gold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXv2oxZbZ_k
Forum: Touring
08-11-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Here's the first of the three part suspense...

Here's the first of the three part suspense series, all true, no fiction, of the Expedition to the Cradle of Gold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig2aNDxNWZY
Forum: Touring
07-26-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By crotch_rocket

Nothing like slogging through the mud. Bleah. ...

Nothing like slogging through the mud. Bleah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7dzswn5CLs
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,347
Posted By crotch_rocket

I'll bet you guys didn't have to deal with what I...

I'll bet you guys didn't have to deal with what I had to deal with on the road! Ever slogged through a mudslide?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7dzswn5CLs
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