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10-26-17, 11:19 PM
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Posted By mdilthey

It's a good old-fashioned Surly Pugsley, and it's...

It's a good old-fashioned Surly Pugsley, and it's my favorite bike. For more info, click on back to Page 1, to the first post in this entire thread.
10-25-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 209,135
Posted By mdilthey

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4468/37897447922_c89...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4468/37897447922_c897cd4627_k.jpg
09-14-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,647
Posted By mdilthey

Thanks for the compliments, all. Love my Pugsley...

Thanks for the compliments, all. Love my Pugsley <3

I toured Iceland in 32/18 and it was too high, but I managed. As you can see, I had a dinglespeed setup for that trip (first pic) but I have...
09-13-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,647
Posted By mdilthey

Thanks for the tag! Let's roll: Max, The...

Thanks for the tag!

Let's roll: Max, The Cyclist (https://maxthecyclist.wordpress.com/2016/07/09/bikepacking-iceland-more-perfect-weather-than-we-know-what-to-do-with/)
...
Forum: Touring
07-26-17, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4,498
Views: 2,206,074
Posted By mdilthey

And great that so many people are able to make...

And great that so many people are able to make these bags in the USA, hiring local people, building local economies. There's no reason to buy bags from the big brands when your state probably has 2-3...
Forum: Touring
07-26-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,498
Views: 2,206,074
Posted By mdilthey

I love how bikepacking gear is getting more and...

I love how bikepacking gear is getting more and more mainstream in the touring world.
07-26-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4,903
Views: 642,192
Posted By mdilthey

http://i.imgur.com/LjzscOz.jpg IG: @mdilthey...

http://i.imgur.com/LjzscOz.jpg

IG: @mdilthey (https://www.instagram.com/mdilthey/?hl=en)
07-22-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 1,000,621
Posted By mdilthey

Look at that smile! The sandals are allowed.

Look at that smile! The sandals are allowed.
07-18-17, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 209,135
Posted By mdilthey

Can't confirm, I dropped $$$ through my local...

Can't confirm, I dropped $$$ through my local dealer
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4,498
Views: 2,206,074
Posted By mdilthey

Stefan, is that your house? It's beautiful, and...

Stefan, is that your house? It's beautiful, and exactly how I pictured your place of residence given the minimalism in your bicycles.
07-15-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 209,135
Posted By mdilthey

My local shop is a Trek dealer and I know them...

My local shop is a Trek dealer and I know them well enough that they've steered me away from other in-house stuff if it's not up to the rigors of my type of riding/use frequency. I trust them. Two of...
07-13-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 1,000,621
Posted By mdilthey

NASA, we have liftoff! ...

NASA, we have liftoff!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/712/31935673636_721e7ec731_k.jpg
07-13-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 209,135
Posted By mdilthey

It's new bike day, y'all. ...

It's new bike day, y'all.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4239/35065818424_acf3d91b61_o.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4232/35096755873_e8742865b8_o.jpg
...
07-07-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 209,135
Posted By mdilthey

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4213/34939573564_777...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4213/34939573564_77764f9dce_o.jpg
06-11-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 209,135
Posted By mdilthey

Amish slow moving vehicle triangle

Amish slow moving vehicle triangle
06-07-17, 10:50 AM
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Views: 209,135
Posted By mdilthey

https://i.imgur.com/Igx6KOf.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Igx6KOf.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-19-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,859
Posted By mdilthey

Carbon is steelier than aluminum.

Carbon is steelier than aluminum.
Forum: Touring
05-19-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,859
Posted By mdilthey

I do my own thing. The only parts I've bought for...

I do my own thing. The only parts I've bought for the Pugs in the last year are tires and cogs.

How much do I need to not care about fashion before I start posting pictures of myself and detailing...
05-19-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,011
Posted By mdilthey

They're paging me because I'm one of the few...

They're paging me because I'm one of the few crazy enough to bikepack/tour on a singlespeed full time.

I read through all these posts and I have a little bit of advice for you.

1. Singlespeed...
Forum: Touring
05-14-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By mdilthey

The original post was pretty clear on the purpose...

The original post was pretty clear on the purpose of the ride.

Good luck OP and have a safe ride!
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,070
Posted By mdilthey

This thread is every Bike Forums argument of the...

This thread is every Bike Forums argument of the past five years rolled into one.

Someone bring up CGOAB!
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,938
Posted By mdilthey

That's full retail. The actual price may vary...

That's full retail. The actual price may vary considerably. My local shop sold a demo model of the steel version in near-perfect condition for just over $1,000.

I consider $3k excellent for a...
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,938
Posted By mdilthey

I like your touring interest ;)

I like your touring interest ;)
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,938
Posted By mdilthey

In my personal opinion, that bike already exists!...

In my personal opinion, that bike already exists! Most of the current crop of carbon cyclocross bikes are rated for tougher conditions and abuse than a carbon road bike, for example. Thicker layups,...
Forum: Touring
05-13-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,938
Posted By mdilthey

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QPXVMTZ/0/6768...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QPXVMTZ/0/6768e2f2/X3/i-QPXVMTZ-X3.jpg

Friend of a friend hit a tree last week. The Whisky carbon fork was completely (visually) undamaged while the Surly ICT...
05-09-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,418
Posted By mdilthey

Track Slack

Track Slack
Forum: Touring
05-08-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By mdilthey

http://smilyanp.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMA...

http://smilyanp.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/IMAG3967.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/P1LsykH.jpg

I like yer style, dude.
05-07-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,418
Posted By mdilthey

Just curious

Just curious
05-06-17, 10:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,418
Posted By mdilthey

What is everyone's opinion of the following bike?

https://i.redd.it/16i64dv4qqvy.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-05-17, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By mdilthey

I was a freelancer in Iceland and worked from...

I was a freelancer in Iceland and worked from campsites, paying for the entire cost of the trip. It was a big moment for my professional development!

Cool write-up. Can't wait to dive into it.
Forum: Touring
05-04-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,505
Posted By mdilthey

Just want to recognize that someone helpfully...

Just want to recognize that someone helpfully answered OP's question in about as perfect a way as possible. Didn't see this coming after Page 1!

:thumb:
Forum: Touring
04-27-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,984
Posted By mdilthey

Hah, misquote! I always respect other people. I...

Hah, misquote! I always respect other people. I didn't think fenders were a good idea. I now think that everyone should ride however they want to, and I try not to waste time judging the choices of...
Forum: Touring
04-27-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,984
Posted By mdilthey

I just want to say that I wrote that more than...

I just want to say that I wrote that more than four years ago.

-My opinions on fenders have evolved. I don't personally use them but I respect those that do.

-I apologize for being combative...
Forum: Touring
04-21-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,258
Posted By mdilthey

Everywhere that wasn't paved, essentially. But,...

Everywhere that wasn't paved, essentially. But, the 3" tires really did cut the chatter, especially once I lowered the pressure. I also have nice padded grips and nice flexy handlebars, that helps...
Forum: Touring
04-21-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,258
Posted By mdilthey

Kelley and I rode a couple hundred miles of...

Kelley and I rode a couple hundred miles of washboard in Iceland. Our experience was, 2.4" tires were fine but not comfortable. 3" tires made the washboard almost comfortable, no issues whatsoever.
Forum: Touring
04-21-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,187
Posted By mdilthey

Seconded. It's a lovely experience. Find someone...

Seconded. It's a lovely experience. Find someone who knows more than you and let them teach you, at a bike shop, co-op, etc. You can figure out how to do the vast majority of roadside repairs in a...
Forum: Touring
04-18-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,187
Posted By mdilthey

I'm not talking about tires, i'm talking about...

I'm not talking about tires, i'm talking about wheel failure. You can't carry a spare wheel.

As for the disc brakes, two words: mountain bikes. They appeared on mountain bikes years and years...
Forum: Touring
04-18-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,150
Posted By mdilthey

Kelley and I found that we loved touring...

Kelley and I found that we loved touring together. Everyone warned us about spending 24 hours a day with each other in the close confines of a tent, but we must've fought for 30 minutes total during...
Forum: Touring
04-18-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By mdilthey

Just ordered a Tubus Fly from a german site for...

Just ordered a Tubus Fly from a german site for $70 after shipping. Not bad!
Forum: Touring
04-18-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,187
Posted By mdilthey

You can fit a 26" wheel on a 700c bike. The...

You can fit a 26" wheel on a 700c bike. The geometry will be terrible, but usable. To get home, or to get to a major city. Disc brakes are a must.

As for disc brake availability, I can't imagine...
Forum: Touring
04-18-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,187
Posted By mdilthey

He's talking about the whole wheel. And yes,...

He's talking about the whole wheel.

And yes, a lot of 26" mountain bikes do fit a 700c wheel. So, it may work both ways just fine.
...
Forum: Touring
04-18-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,187
Posted By mdilthey

A bunch of people have toured South America on...

A bunch of people have toured South America on fatbikes and had tires shipped through the bus system as they wore them out. If you can tour a place on a fatbike, a 700c bike should be fine. Just be...
Forum: Touring
04-14-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,498
Views: 2,206,074
Posted By mdilthey

Very smart setup. Looks perfect.

Very smart setup. Looks perfect.
Forum: Touring
04-14-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,427
Posted By mdilthey

The Speedvagen Urban Racer is one of the most...

The Speedvagen Urban Racer is one of the most polarizing bikes in the last few years. it's very, very superfluous. Originally I was diametrically opposed, but after some thought, I think I'm happy...
Forum: Touring
04-13-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,427
Posted By mdilthey

The $4,000 Urban Racer from Speedvagen/Vanilla...

The $4,000 Urban Racer from Speedvagen/Vanilla Bicycles released last year has a coaster brake.

http://www.thevanillaworkshop.com/speedvagen-urban-racer/
04-12-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 209,135
Posted By mdilthey

https://i.imgur.com/csSHBpx.jpg Flat bars....

https://i.imgur.com/csSHBpx.jpg

Flat bars. New cog. Singletrack-approved. I can take real pictures with my real camera sometime.
Forum: Touring
04-11-17, 11:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,427
Posted By mdilthey

I'm pretty much only in it for popularity...

I'm pretty much only in it for popularity reasons, yeah
Forum: Touring
04-11-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,427
Posted By mdilthey

Climbing is not so bad. I run cyclocross gearing...

Climbing is not so bad. I run cyclocross gearing on my skinny-tire bike, and pretty low gearing on my mountain bike.

Here's the Pugsley. Gearing in this photo is dinglespeed (two side-by-side...
Forum: Touring
04-11-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,427
Posted By mdilthey

I agree, hence the quotes. But by far, the...

I agree, hence the quotes. But by far, the biggest question anyone asks about singlespeed is how I can possibly cope with those evil, evil hills. ;)
Forum: Touring
04-11-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,427
Posted By mdilthey

Two tours under my belt on a singlespeed. More to...

Two tours under my belt on a singlespeed. More to come this summer. I love it.

There's a simplicity to it that goes beyond the lack of maintenance (although, that is a big perk). It forces you to...
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