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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By pacificcyclist

I went back to check the Craigslist listing and...

I went back to check the Craigslist listing and it was gone! Perhaps it got sold..
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,743
Posted By pacificcyclist

Ori M9

Hi everyone,

I was quite an active member a number years ago and owned a few good folders (Dahon/Bike Friday), but a life turning event forced me to leave the forum for awhile and to sell all the...
Forum: Touring
06-06-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By pacificcyclist

Go with whatever gut feeling tells you. Panniers...

Go with whatever gut feeling tells you. Panniers and trailer systems are great for touring, so it comes down to your personal preference. I own a Burley Travoy trailer (2 wheel) and I had owned...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By pacificcyclist

Hi Gringo-gus, I had also be away for...

Hi Gringo-gus,

I had also be away for awhile, though not due to a divorce, but a fall-out with my corporate life which left me or I left it. So I had to considerably downsize my lifestyle as my...
Forum: Touring
07-20-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,879
Posted By pacificcyclist

Unless you need 36T from the 11-36 for an even...

Unless you need 36T from the 11-36 for an even lower gear, 9 speed is fine. I run a 2x10 speed Dynasys on my road STI equipped Masi with a 11-36T rear and a 36/26T front. 10 speed cassette is more...
Forum: Touring
07-20-15, 05:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,743
Posted By pacificcyclist

Just saw a NYC cab driven with NY plates by a...

Just saw a NYC cab driven with NY plates by a teamster this weekend. :)
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,743
Posted By pacificcyclist

Enjoying life being unemployed and took the...

Enjoying life being unemployed and took the opportunity to do some needed cycle touring around Vancouver and finally completed the Pacific Marine Circle Route among other things off my bucket list!! ...
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,743
Posted By pacificcyclist

Good show Tourbiker. Your friend. :thumb:

Good show Tourbiker. Your friend. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,862
Posted By pacificcyclist

The most important thing about buying a touring...

The most important thing about buying a touring bike is "FIT" and "PURPOSE". It's hard to find a touring bike that is going to fit all touring modalities, so that's why I have 3 bikes to do that. ...
Forum: Touring
07-17-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By pacificcyclist

If it's a new bike, the only upgrades I recommend...

If it's a new bike, the only upgrades I recommend would be a basic bike fit which will include saddle adjustments, pedal adjustments and hand position adjustments. Most bike stores will sell you a...
Forum: Touring
04-23-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,051
Posted By pacificcyclist

I own both a CX bike converted to a full touring...

I own both a CX bike converted to a full touring bike (it has road geometry the same as my Trek carbon) and a Ghost 29er XC bike with front suspension which is used for off-road touring. Both bikes...
Forum: Touring
04-18-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By pacificcyclist

I don't have anything scientific to back me up...

I don't have anything scientific to back me up rather than my observation that matched paired cassette and chain from the same manufacturer seemed to me to work better. I don't need a break-in...
Forum: Touring
04-18-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By pacificcyclist

I'm running 9 speed LX paired with Tiagra 10...

I'm running 9 speed LX paired with Tiagra 10 speed brifters. A little more than 2 years ago, nobody really had any experience about using different chains and its longevity. Like you, I didn't like...
Forum: Touring
04-17-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By pacificcyclist

Which SRAM 10 speed chain did you use? 2 years...

Which SRAM 10 speed chain did you use? 2 years ago when my bike shop tried it, the SRAM 10 speed chain did not work with my SLX 11-36 cassette -- well it shifts but did not shift well at the largest...
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 04:59 PM
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By pacificcyclist

Shimano 10 speed road and mountain cassettes...

Shimano 10 speed road and mountain cassettes while having the same spacing both require a different chain. From Shimano manual; 10 speed road chains are different from 10 speed mountain (Dyna-sys)...
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By pacificcyclist

Thanks for making it clear. It's for the Shimano...

Thanks for making it clear. It's for the Shimano 11-36 Dynasys SLX cassette that I'm using on my Masi's 2x10 drivetrain that you need a Shimano specific 10 speed chain. I've tried the KMC and all...
Forum: Touring
04-16-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,493
Posted By pacificcyclist

In my experience with my 10 speed drivetrain, I...

In my experience with my 10 speed drivetrain, I definitely get less miles vs 9 speed. And that's considering all else being equal that I treated both drivetrains the same way with the same care.
...
Forum: Touring
04-14-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By pacificcyclist

2 shops you can try asking would be The Bike...

2 shops you can try asking would be The Bike Doctor (thebikedr.com) or JVBike (jvbike.com) if they're willing to take your bikes. It can be tricky receiving bikes especially from another country due...
Forum: Touring
04-14-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,049
Posted By pacificcyclist

Forums are intellectual community places for...

Forums are intellectual community places for people to gather and share information. And usually that means talking about gear, because this is where you usually get mutual consensus.
There are...
Forum: Touring
04-14-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,551
Posted By pacificcyclist

While this is true, it's not necessary for...

While this is true, it's not necessary for freestanding tents to be anchored with tent pegs for stability, which is actually one of the major sellings point tent makers use to compare theirs against...
Forum: Touring
04-14-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,551
Posted By pacificcyclist

Any "dome" type tent is freestanding with 2 cross...

Any "dome" type tent is freestanding with 2 cross poles. If you want one that can pack inside your pannier, then you need to consider a single person dome tent so the poles can be folded small and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,216
Posted By pacificcyclist

I own the Sturmey Archer S2C hub that I bought...

I own the Sturmey Archer S2C hub that I bought from Bruce M. a while back for my Speed Duo. So far, it's working well with the new internals as the original one broke. I'm also lucky to have a IGH...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By pacificcyclist

You're not really sure what you are trying to...

You're not really sure what you are trying to accomplish here are you?

It's hard to give you some thoughts if we don't know what you really want.

Basically, a 1, 2 or 3 speed bike is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,552
Posted By pacificcyclist

When I first got the S2C Sturmey Archer, it has...

When I first got the S2C Sturmey Archer, it has some significant drag to the hub. Perhaps it was dying because it didn't last very long until the whole mechanism inside disintegrated. The whole hub...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,353
Posted By pacificcyclist

I thought we're always good always? Anyhow, I...

I thought we're always good always? Anyhow, I love the jokes and stuff from you and have loads of fun with it. Life's too short not to enjoy it! We're supposed to get about 3 inches next week or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,353
Posted By pacificcyclist

It's an attraction on the farmer's market,...

It's an attraction on the farmer's market, especially with the Maya -- it can be turned into a wheel barrow. Pretty handy hauling groceries. It's a chick magnet because I'm the only dude that do...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,353
Posted By pacificcyclist

1 negative I would chime is that, my Travoy isn't...

1 negative I would chime is that, my Travoy isn't much of a CHICK MAGNET as my Maya Cycle Trailer. Well at least in my experience shopping with it and I'm sure Borat would approve. It's no Hummer,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,353
Posted By pacificcyclist

Well you can get off your seat now. :) One...

Well you can get off your seat now. :)

One word. Fine. You happy now?

The Travoy and is used exclusively with my Mu SL -- shopping and cycle camping and was a big draw in 2011 during the Salt...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 28,234
Posted By pacificcyclist

I can see some price justification for Bromptons...

I can see some price justification for Bromptons for people who can justify the high price tag. Being a commuter for many years, I find that sometimes it's cheaper to ride a bike and combined it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-08-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 28,234
Posted By pacificcyclist

I wonder what happened to the OP? Did he ended...

I wonder what happened to the OP? Did he ended up buying a Brompton? Maybe he did. If so, good for him!

The topic is to convince him. Some of us did. I'm not sure why the mud slinging have to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-06-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,038
Posted By pacificcyclist

Yes, I have the same chain ring as this from FSA.

Yes, I have the same chain ring as this from FSA.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,038
Posted By pacificcyclist

Yes you need a braze on front. I have no idea on...

Yes you need a braze on front. I have no idea on SRAM. I only use Shimano stuff. Sorry.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,038
Posted By pacificcyclist

Yes for the Mu adapter.

Yes for the Mu adapter.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-13, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,038
Posted By pacificcyclist

I own a Dahon Mu SL 2007 model with the ThorUSA...

I own a Dahon Mu SL 2007 model with the ThorUSA front derailleur adapter. And yes it works and yes it works really well. The internal hub option is way too heavy compared to Thor's adapter and it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,394
Posted By pacificcyclist

You are not going to benefit a lot with weight...

You are not going to benefit a lot with weight cutting on the BB and cranks. Sure, stiff cranks and outboard BBs are going to make some difference with a strong rider, but there is not going to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,394
Posted By pacificcyclist

50/34 compact will serve you better than 53/39. ...

50/34 compact will serve you better than 53/39. Vuelta USA sells these type of cranks cheap and there is no point in spending oddles of money to save a few teeny grams or perhaps a hundred. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,394
Posted By pacificcyclist

I have a similar bike like yours which is my...

I have a similar bike like yours which is my Dahon Mu SL -- an old but light weight reliable steed. I wouldn't call it light weight ahem, cause I've got the Thudbuster seatpost installed as well as...
Forum: Touring
11-27-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,648
Posted By pacificcyclist

I guess a bargain depending on which Airlines...

I guess a bargain depending on which Airlines they fly. If it is US Air or United, it's $200 a pop per way, so you'll end up with a $400 bill. And United sometimes make a point of asking you if you...
Forum: Touring
11-27-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,648
Posted By pacificcyclist

I don't have any experience with them, thought I...

I don't have any experience with them, thought I had looked for them to help ship a bunch of bikes to Phoenix Arizona where we usually go to for our winter getaway. I just came back from Arizona and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By pacificcyclist

It's cutting corners for cost and it's not smooth...

It's cutting corners for cost and it's not smooth for cars too. Thankfully, my Dahon Mu SL has a pair of Big Apples plus a front Pantour suspension hub as well as a Thudbuster on the rear and it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By pacificcyclist

Same with cops and robbers -- if you catch all...

Same with cops and robbers -- if you catch all the crooks, then there wouldn't be any crimes. Oooops. That means cops would be out of a job!!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By pacificcyclist

Awwwhhh, that's so sweet. Taking bike porn to...

Awwwhhh, that's so sweet. Taking bike porn to the next step huh? Making love with your Rocket? Watch that chain ring -- it's sharp! :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,651
Posted By pacificcyclist

The Dahon Jifo folds smaller and weigh llgther...

The Dahon Jifo folds smaller and weigh llgther than either the Mu Uno or the Speed Uno. Incidentally, you can hardly feel the weight difference the Mu Uno and Speed Uno. Most of the time though, I...
Forum: Touring
10-16-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By pacificcyclist

Many people who post their experiences are...

Many people who post their experiences are basically their own opinion and not necessarily the facts. Just because someone has problems with 700c wheels in 3rd world countries does not mean someone...
Forum: Touring
10-16-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,811
Posted By pacificcyclist

Newer generation fully suspended bike with racks...

Newer generation fully suspended bike with racks weight the same or lighter than a comparable heavy duty Surly LHT or a Raleigh Sojourn. They are about $1000 or $1500 more than the Surly or Raleigh,...
Forum: Touring
10-16-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,811
Posted By pacificcyclist

Having toured with a full suspension before (a...

Having toured with a full suspension before (a BMC 4 Stroke) equipped with Old Man Mountain racks (they are the foremost authority in racks for full suspension bikes), I can attest that it can be...
Forum: Touring
10-11-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,185
Posted By pacificcyclist

Sorry but I have smaller hands. Why do you all...

Sorry but I have smaller hands. Why do you all assume we have the same size hands!?!

I have to use a lady version of the Shimano brifters with shims attached to give me the leverage point of my...
Forum: Touring
10-11-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,185
Posted By pacificcyclist

The key to more braking power on drops is to get...

The key to more braking power on drops is to get the right kind of Brifters (shifter and brake lever combined) or the right kind of brake lever! Too many people concentrate on trying to modify the...
Forum: Touring
10-11-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,185
Posted By pacificcyclist

Canti brakes are meant to be engaged from the...

Canti brakes are meant to be engaged from the drops where you have the most leverage. If you are engaging them from the hoods (where most people do), they will feel weak cause you have the least...
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