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Forum: Touring
11-07-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,347
Posted By NoGaBiker

I have toured for the last 2 years with a...

I have toured for the last 2 years with a speaker. At first, I used a little compact designed for iPod. $10 at Bed Bath Beyond. It sounds okay till you get above 10 mph or ride into the wind, then it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,405
Posted By NoGaBiker

Back in '08 or so I did that on my Easton EA90...

Back in '08 or so I did that on my Easton EA90 SLX wheelset and weighed the ball-o-stickers: 48g! How much would you have to pay to get a wheelset that was 50g lighter than SLXs???

(Full...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By NoGaBiker

Just bought a Supersix, but I had LBS order a...

Just bought a Supersix, but I had LBS order a leftover 2011 from Cdale. Why? Cuz I wanted DA7900 and that is no longer available on the Supersix -- only Ultegra. You have to upgrade to the Evo frame...
Forum: Touring
06-18-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,714
Posted By NoGaBiker

I use a pair of my Assos bibs for touring and...

I use a pair of my Assos bibs for touring and just keep a cheap pair of pocketed shorts on over them the whole time. Absolutely can't tell they're there while riding, but when I get off the bike I...
Forum: Touring
06-18-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By NoGaBiker

Great suggestions, Cheryl. You just forgot...

Great suggestions, Cheryl. You just forgot Capital Reef Nat. Park in there. The Burr Trail cuts through the backside of CRNP and the unpaved section is otherworldly. The 75-mile road (mostly paved)...
Forum: Touring
05-10-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By NoGaBiker

New Old Stock 2009 Novara Randonee 52 at REI in LA.

I was on tour last week and had to stop in the Manhattan Beach (Rosecrans Ave.) REI for something. I was amazed to find a 52cm Randonee (the green one, the last one they sold before discontinuing...
Forum: Touring
05-10-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By NoGaBiker

Just beware of rain. Seriously. I've spent a lot...

Just beware of rain. Seriously. I've spent a lot of time off-road in southern Utah, and gotten caught out a few times when it had rained 24 hours before. (we were backpacking, got back to the...
Forum: Touring
04-23-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By NoGaBiker

I'm riding there next week (4/26 - 5-1), temps...

I'm riding there next week (4/26 - 5-1), temps are supposed to range from 89 to 95F, lows around 62. Leaving from Newport, riding down to Cardiff, then turning inland towards Borrego Springs. Can't...
Forum: Touring
04-21-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,844
Posted By NoGaBiker

Take 2 in case one croaks.

Take 2 in case one croaks.
Forum: Touring
04-14-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By NoGaBiker

Yours, sir, is an amazingly cycle-friendly part...

Yours, sir, is an amazingly cycle-friendly part of the world! I had a business trip in Tucson in February and extended it by 3 days to spend them with wifey at Sanctuary Spa on Camelback Mt....
Forum: Touring
04-08-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By NoGaBiker

Hmmm... on my Sept. 2009 tour of the Luberon we...

Hmmm... on my Sept. 2009 tour of the Luberon we made no reservations so that we wouldn't have to be on a particular schedule. Rode as few as 39 miles one day, and as many as 65 another. We would just...
Forum: Touring
04-08-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,854
Posted By NoGaBiker

Well, bar-ends may be "nicer" to you, but many of...

Well, bar-ends may be "nicer" to you, but many of us prefer STIs, which are quite a bit pricier than bar ends. So the old Randonee looked like a viable contender with its Tiagra STIs, at an...
Forum: Touring
04-06-11, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By NoGaBiker

might I suggest going north rather than south?...

might I suggest going north rather than south? The GC is nice enough, for sure, but somewhat inaccessible without a full-on committment to hiking down into it, and that requires permits and precise...
Forum: Touring
03-29-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By NoGaBiker

+2, did 300 mile loop in the Lube in Sept 2009,...

+2, did 300 mile loop in the Lube in Sept 2009, on titanium race bikes with seatpost racks (obviously sleeping in B&Bs). Fabulous place to tour, with very little traffic, wonderful food, gracious and...
Forum: Touring
03-25-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By NoGaBiker

+1. I have 42cm FSA wing bars with Tiagra 9 STIs,...

+1. I have 42cm FSA wing bars with Tiagra 9 STIs, and use a Detours Cruiser (http://centurycycles.com/product/detours-cruiser-handlebar-bag-66542-1.htm), a good-sized quick-release bag with large map...
Forum: Touring
03-22-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By NoGaBiker

Ditto all the positive comments. I, too, used my...

Ditto all the positive comments. I, too, used my REI div last spring for the Neo regular. I only have 3 weeks of sleeping on it (2 backpacking trips and 1 cyclotour), but I slept better than I EVER...
Forum: Touring
03-21-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By NoGaBiker

A friend and I left out of the Avignon TGV...

A friend and I left out of the Avignon TGV station in Sep 2009 and did a big lazy 300-mile figure-8 to the east through the Luberon region, including a wonderful climb of Mt. Ventoux out of Sault....
Forum: Touring
03-21-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By NoGaBiker

I have toured for a week across southern France...

I have toured for a week across southern France on a titanium Lynskey race bike with the Topeak seatpost rack, with the EX-P trunkbag/pannier system. It is rated at 20pounds and had no trouble with...
Forum: Touring
03-20-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By NoGaBiker

You must not be aware of the presence of uranium...

You must not be aware of the presence of uranium and plutonium in the ground in southern Utah. This is what the OP is trying to guard against with his water filter. Not the sun's rays, which would...
Forum: Touring
03-19-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By NoGaBiker

A little radioactivity never hurt anyone. Just...

A little radioactivity never hurt anyone. Just ask a submariner.

Southern Utah should be pretty warm in late April, even at elevation. I've spent a lot of time there cyclotouring and backpacking....
Forum: Touring
03-04-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,018
Posted By NoGaBiker

I bought an Exped Down Mat two years ago. It...

I bought an Exped Down Mat two years ago. It slept fine but weighed a lot. Last year I bought a Neoair when they came out. It sleeps just as fine but weighs a pound less and packs into less than half...
Forum: Touring
02-21-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,785
Posted By NoGaBiker

Wheelbase! :)

Wheelbase! :)
Forum: Touring
02-21-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,105
Posted By NoGaBiker

Sorry, but I gotta say in my 35 years of working...

Sorry, but I gotta say in my 35 years of working with hand tools and fasteners I've NEVER encountered anyone with an opinion like this. You're really suggesting that the six-sided positive engagement...
Forum: Touring
02-18-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By NoGaBiker

I hope none of them are you but... those are...

I hope none of them are you but...

those are sure 3 funny looking people clustered around that LHT. :) Well, not so much the tall guy.
Forum: Touring
02-16-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,410
Posted By NoGaBiker

I hear ya. If I had my druthers, BD would spec...

I hear ya. If I had my druthers, BD would spec the WT $200 better and sell it for $800, with upgraded crank/BB, wheels, and a threadless headset. Say they kept $50 more in profit and applied the...
Forum: Touring
02-15-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,410
Posted By NoGaBiker

Obviously, everyone doesn't think so. But you do...

Obviously, everyone doesn't think so. But you do and that's good, since it's your bike. We should all be happy with our bikes. :)
Forum: Touring
02-15-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,410
Posted By NoGaBiker

A friend now has 2000 miles on one he bought in...

A friend now has 2000 miles on one he bought in June. We did a 300 mile tour in NM in November. He wound up with 3 broken spokes before that tour, all replaced by the local shop, but no breaks since...
Forum: Touring
02-14-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By NoGaBiker

Ditto on shaving inches off the dimensions....

Ditto on shaving inches off the dimensions. Weight has very little impact on the price -- i.e. dollars, not tens-of-dollars. I shipped a hard-plastic bike case with my LHT and as much stuff as I...
Forum: Touring
02-14-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By NoGaBiker

Be sure and send us a picture of you in the...

Be sure and send us a picture of you in the thongs. :)

I did this in the Luberon region of Provence with a friend in September 2009. We rented Lynsky ti race bikes and used Topeak seatpost racks...
Forum: Touring
01-31-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,839
Posted By NoGaBiker

Perhaps... I've certainly considered it. But the...

Perhaps... I've certainly considered it. But the resulting package is still not "suitcase looking" or suitcase sized, and with the airlines getting more and more stringent about such things and the...
Forum: Touring
01-30-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,839
Posted By NoGaBiker

Well, the OP of this quote probably no longer...

Well, the OP of this quote probably no longer cares, since it was a year ago, but I have both. The BF is fine, but it's no LHT. I'm ALWAYS torn... deal with the difficulty and expense of UPS shipping...
Forum: Touring
01-26-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By NoGaBiker

Best loop in the state: east out of Boulder, UT,...

Best loop in the state: east out of Boulder, UT, on Burr Trail, through the ungodly backside of Capital Reef Nat. Park. When you reach 95, go north to Hanksville, then due west on 24 to Torrey, then...
Forum: Touring
12-27-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,724
Posted By NoGaBiker

I can't Plus One this advice enough. I have them...

I can't Plus One this advice enough. I have them for the four states I've toured in; about $14 per state, iirc, and you get the ENTIRE STATE and every road in it, dirt, gravel, paved. I color copy...
Forum: Touring
12-22-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By NoGaBiker

Trolling? Are you serious? The guy comes on here...

Trolling? Are you serious? The guy comes on here with a thread titled "I broke my Road Morph" and posts multiple pictures of how it has broken. How is that a "troll?" The fact that you never had a...
Forum: Touring
12-22-10, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By NoGaBiker

Man, that looks familiar. Last day of a 300-mile...

Man, that looks familiar. Last day of a 300-mile tour of New Mexico in November with a friend. He has a slow leak that we decide to just keep airing till we get back to the car. It's only a 50-mile...
Forum: Touring
12-21-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,221
Posted By NoGaBiker

Yeah, I'm with you. Recman's post seemed...

Yeah, I'm with you. Recman's post seemed psychotic, but I get it now. Some "newb" asked how to wear his stirrup bib tights, several people answered, and at post 12 Toddles reemed him a new one for...
Forum: Touring
12-20-10, 01:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,756
Posted By NoGaBiker

Actually, none of my (Marmot and The North Face)...

Actually, none of my (Marmot and The North Face) down bags require dry cleaning. In fact, they don't mention it. They all have instructions for washing in a commercial washing machine, as found at a...
Forum: Touring
12-20-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By NoGaBiker

I've been using Marmot down bags for about a...

I've been using Marmot down bags for about a decade now: a 15 deg. F Helium, a 40 deg. Arrete, and a minus 20 deg F something or other. All have 800 or 900 fill down and are fairly pricey. But the...
Forum: Touring
12-16-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,679
Posted By NoGaBiker

If you just really want an old bike and want to...

If you just really want an old bike and want to spritz it up, I fully understand. (I Still ride my 1982 Peugeot CFX-10 I built in college from time to time.)

But if you are just looking for a...
Forum: Touring
12-13-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,983
Posted By NoGaBiker

No problems with brifters on road bikes for many...

No problems with brifters on road bikes for many years, and on LHT and Marin touring bikes for 3 years. My touring bikes both use Tiagra 9. 25-36-50, 12-34. XD RD and 105 triple FD. Shift great,...
Forum: Touring
11-30-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,264
Posted By NoGaBiker

Many of us are not exclusively tourists. I ride...

Many of us are not exclusively tourists. I ride at least half of my miles on my race bike each year, and ship it around the country. While I don't have an ISP, I certainly could, and that would be...
Forum: Touring
11-11-10, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By NoGaBiker

Just got back from a 300 mile trek in...

Just got back from a 300 mile trek in south-western N.Mexico last week. Had a blast. But I gotta tell you, it will be COLD in the regions you mention in March. I've gone backpacking in southern Utah...
Forum: Touring
10-28-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,003
Posted By NoGaBiker

Now that's an unusual feature!

Now that's an unusual feature!
Forum: Touring
10-27-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By NoGaBiker

Hey, I think you're on the right track, OP. I...

Hey, I think you're on the right track, OP. I ride a very high-end road bike and also a LHT. The difference in comfort over an hour long ride is immense; over a six-hour ride it's incomprehensible....
Forum: Touring
10-25-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By NoGaBiker

Couldn't agree more. I went out west for my first...

Couldn't agree more. I went out west for my first Triple Bypass century in the Rockies in 2006 expecting to blown away by how hard it was. Once I adapted to the altitude (I was out for a week before...
Forum: Touring
10-25-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By NoGaBiker

I can't find specs for this bike (as far as...

I can't find specs for this bike (as far as geometry), but I have a Marin Belvedere (aluminum frame flat-bar commuter) and I could never get my size 12 heels to clear using Performance Transport Pro...
Forum: Touring
10-07-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By NoGaBiker

Ditto all the positive comments. A friend and I...

Ditto all the positive comments. A friend and I toured France for a week last autumn on race bikes with the DXP bag suspended from a Topeak seatpost rack, where the weight limit was 20 pounds. No...
Forum: Touring
09-29-10, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By NoGaBiker

I swear by that Scott E Vest for travel. I used...

I swear by that Scott E Vest for travel. I used to use a conventional Photo Vest, with all the pockets on the outside. It works fine but you always look like a trout fisherman. This one has the...
Forum: Touring
09-27-10, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,634
Posted By NoGaBiker

:):) Do you really think the frame can hold your...

:):) Do you really think the frame can hold your own lard ass (or mine) plus panniers, but would fall apart if it just has to hold the panniers with a wheel up in the air?
Forum: Touring
09-24-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By NoGaBiker

:) I'm from Roswell... Georgia. The appeal of...

:) I'm from Roswell... Georgia. The appeal of going to "the other one" is great, I must say. Almost magnetic. Almost like a tractor beam is pulling me there...
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