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12-01-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By steve t.

Thank you all for your guidance. I'm familiar...

Thank you all for your guidance. I'm familiar with some other Tektro bits, I'll visit my local shop for a pair of their levers.

Steve.
11-30-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By steve t.

road/drop bar brake lever recommendation (non-shifting)

Hello, I need recommendations for a road/drop bar brake lever. An aero-style lever. They will be tugging a pair of Shimano V brakes.

I will be installing them on a new road bar, likely this...
03-22-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,848
Posted By steve t.

Item #3...

Item #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , weight. THANK YOU!! I've said this for a long time. It's easier to take a pound or two, or 5 or 10, off the engine...
03-22-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,045
Posted By steve t.

The timing of this question is perfect, and...

The timing of this question is perfect, and RoadLight, you've provided just the information I need. I am just finishing a new build and I am finding driveline issues stemming from what I think is a...
03-18-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,624
Posted By steve t.

I took the plastic tips off of mine when the...

I took the plastic tips off of mine when the stand was new. When I mount a wheel in the stand, I have the caliper spread wide, I spin the wheel modestly, then slowly close the caliper to sneak up on...
03-12-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By steve t.

I would stay with the 38mm tires, but invest in a...

I would stay with the 38mm tires, but invest in a better quality tire. And my suggestion would be the standard casing Barlow Pass tire from Compass:...
03-12-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,400
Posted By steve t.

What brand and model if bag is that? Steve.

What brand and model if bag is that?

Steve.
03-11-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,486
Posted By steve t.

I am not stereotyping the person, and I don't...

I am not stereotyping the person, and I don't think they are automatically going to act any sort of way. Again, as in my previous messages, I am judging the person's behavior (not the person) based...
03-10-16, 11:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,486
Posted By steve t.

Nope, I don't judge based on those reasons, I...

Nope, I don't judge based on those reasons, I judge people based on their behavior and their level of respect toward others around them. Many demonstrating poor behavior may otherwise be good...
03-09-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,486
Posted By steve t.

Moreso than being a bicyclist, I am a...

Moreso than being a bicyclist, I am a motorcyclist. I equate being a motorcyclist to being a traveler, a tourer, an explorer. I equate a motorcycle biker as someone who rides an overpriced,...
03-04-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,908
Posted By steve t.

Agreed. I'm on year #2...

Agreed. I'm on year #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) with BQ. More content in one issue (4 annually) than in 6-7, or more, issues of Bicycling. Product...
03-04-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,908
Posted By steve t.

Yes, but what about the other 3 hours and 40...

Yes, but what about the other 3 hours and 40 minutes of your flight?

One small, meaningless paragraph on a full page glossy photos of the next greatest bike ever does not make for content worth...
03-01-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,235
Posted By steve t.

Check around at some local bike shops. Some, to...

Check around at some local bike shops. Some, to one extent or another, have group rides out of their shops, or may know where you could find some rides. I bet you'll find everything from high...
03-01-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,419
Posted By steve t.

I don't think I should have used the word "tug"...

I don't think I should have used the word "tug" in describing the action against the cable housing. It is compressing the housing over the statioary cable. I felt the braking power of both styles...
03-01-16, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,419
Posted By steve t.

I used them just on a standard rim brake bike,...

I used them just on a standard rim brake bike, but otherwise just as you described. I think a high quality cable housing is what is important, one that compresses as little as possible. Since the...
03-01-16, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,315
Posted By steve t.

7- I'm doing that myself now but based on a...

7-

I'm doing that myself now but based on a Velo Orange Polyvalent frame. If my budget would have been larger a Waterford would be right up at the top of my list. Have a great time enjoying your...
02-29-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,315
Posted By steve t.

And the outlaws all ride Waterfords. They don't...

And the outlaws all ride Waterfords. They don't need a stinking waiver.

Steve.
02-29-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,216
Posted By steve t.

I've said it before and I'll say it again- a...

I've said it before and I'll say it again- a pound or 2, or 3, on a bike not built for, nor used for high speed riding means pretty much nothing. Bikes are used by pedaling them horizontally, not by...
02-27-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,013
Posted By steve t.

I take them off because I don't ride after dark,...

I take them off because I don't ride after dark, and because I can feel their unbalancing effect on wheel rotation. The last ones I removed were opposite the valve stem, which on most rims is also...
02-25-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,216
Posted By steve t.

I replaced the LHT drop road bar with a Velo...

I replaced the LHT drop road bar with a Velo Orange Seine bar, flat with a 45 degree back sweep.
Grand Cru Chromoly Seine Bars, Noir - Handlebars - Components...
02-25-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 25,216
Posted By steve t.

I consider my LHT to be the most well rounded,...

I consider my LHT to be the most well rounded, comfortable, capable, friendly bike I've owned and ridden. Yep, that is a subjective statement, and I'm not listing everything I've owned/ridden over...
02-23-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,585
Posted By steve t.

Peruse the website of the Adventure Cycling...

Peruse the website of the Adventure Cycling Association. https://www.adventurecycling.org/ Among everything else at their site, at the bottom of the front page are photos of tourist that stop at...
02-22-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,039
Posted By steve t.

DQ, MN MC Monthly? Small world! I'll have to go...

DQ, MN MC Monthly? Small world! I'll have to go back and search your columns. I've had submissions published by them a few times. My greatest work, telling the story of re-opening the I-35W...
02-22-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,039
Posted By steve t.

DQ- Nice looking rig you've got there! If I...

DQ- Nice looking rig you've got there!

If I may ask, what type/brand of stem shifter mount are you using there? From where did you buy it?

I am patiently awaiting the (eventual) restocking of...
02-18-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,750
Posted By steve t.

See articles #3...

See articles #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) and 4 here for tire and tube repair issues. http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help?area[]=60

The idea to...
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,695
Posted By steve t.

I did not buy the Qube-It. In the end I thought...

I did not buy the Qube-It. In the end I thought is was too bulky looking and instead I went with the large Racktime Bask-It. Racktime (http://racktime.com/product-overview-sys-k.php) Strong...
02-10-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By steve t.

Books by Bicycle Quarterly- ...

Books by Bicycle Quarterly-
https://www.compasscycle.com/product-category/print/books/

On a visit to London, UK a couple years ago, my wife brought back "On The Road Bike: The Search For A...
02-09-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,614
Posted By steve t.

The easiest way to trim weight off of a bicycle...

The easiest way to trim weight off of a bicycle is to trim weight off of its engine. And that weight savings costs you nothing. Let's be honest, how many people reading this could stand to lose at...
02-08-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By steve t.

Okay, thanks for the tips. Steve.

Okay, thanks for the tips.

Steve.
02-08-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By steve t.

behind-seat tube frame pump, VO Polyvalent

Hi there,

I'm building up my new VO Polyvalent frame. It lacks a pump peg on the head tube. I like full size frame pumps. Does anyone else use a full size frame pump on this frame, keeping it...
01-28-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,218
Posted By steve t.

Nope, not anymore. Because spending time and...

Nope, not anymore. Because spending time and money on just one hobby/avocation/interest or multiples, that's a "problem" much preferable to sinking into the couch wasting away in front of TV ...
01-28-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,373
Posted By steve t.

I am going this route right now. The on-sale...

I am going this route right now. The on-sale Polyvalent, the on-sale double ring crank, front/rear 650b wheel set, a headset, and "snakeskin" 650b fenders are in route from VO to me right now. The...
01-24-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,846
Posted By steve t.

Okay, thanks for the feedback, folks. I just...

Okay, thanks for the feedback, folks.

I just climbed back up out of the deep end of the pool. I've ordered the headset, crank, F&R wheels, and a can of Frame Saver from Velo Orange. These, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By steve t.

Thank you. I'll watch for replies here, but...

Thank you.

I'll watch for replies here, but I just now re-posted over in the C/V forum as well.

Safe riding!

Steve.
01-24-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,846
Posted By steve t.

Velo Orange components for a road bike build

(Posted this morning in the Road Cycling forum, suggested to try here instead.)

Hello folks,

I like the classic look of several Velo Orange components, but quality is primary. Arguments pro/con...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By steve t.

Some VO components for a road bike build

Hello folks,

I like the classic look of several Velo Orange components, but quality is primary. Arguments pro/con can be made for any brand and part number bike component, but before I place an...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By steve t.

If you are sitting more upright, a wider saddle...

If you are sitting more upright, a wider saddle is a better choice with more body weight going to the saddle and less to the bars. For me the Brooks B67, at 205mm wide, is working well for the...
02-13-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By steve t.

Thanks much for the input, folks. I'll take it...

Thanks much for the input, folks. I'll take it all into consideration.

Steve.
02-12-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By steve t.

Okay, I had not taken any of that into...

Okay, I had not taken any of that into consideration. Thanks for the quick reply.

Steve.
02-12-15, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By steve t.

middle chain ring swap, Surly LHT triple

Hello All,

I use my 2013 Surly Long Haul Trucker for general day-ride enjoyment, evening exercise, and a bit of commuting. No full-load touring, just a rear top case for typical support gear. I...
Forum: Touring
01-16-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,695
Posted By steve t.

Thanks for the help. Steve.

Thanks for the help.

Steve.
Forum: Touring
01-12-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,727
Posted By steve t.

Ah, thank you, I appreciate it. Steve.

Ah, thank you, I appreciate it.

Steve.
Forum: Touring
01-12-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,727
Posted By steve t.

I am about to take the gamble on a B67. I need...

I am about to take the gamble on a B67. I need its width (205mm per mfr.) due to my near-beach cruiser upright position I use on my LHT, needed due to wrist issues. I've got forward lean, but very...
Forum: Touring
01-11-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,695
Posted By steve t.

Well, you're right. I wrote that like a kid in a...

Well, you're right. I wrote that like a kid in a candy store, sorry.

Let me rephrase- does anyone have experience they can share about the Ortlieb/Racktime "Qube-It" bag?

Thanks,
Steve.
Forum: Touring
01-11-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,695
Posted By steve t.

LHT and Ortlieb/RackTime rack/bag ideas

Hello All,

I'm mainly a lurker and I've gained a lot from BF over the past couple years. Being winter, I am scratching the gear upgrade itch for this season working on the front end of my 2013...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,237
Posted By steve t.

Any of you that might also be motorcycle riders...

Any of you that might also be motorcycle riders will know the name Aerostich. They make motorcycle gear in Duluth, MN, and for years I've been able to personally attest to their quality gear. They...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By steve t.

30 years ago, age 15, I rear-ended a parked car...

30 years ago, age 15, I rear-ended a parked car on a city street. Landed on my back on the car's trunk. Lesson learned- pay attention to what is in front of me and not to the pretty girl on the...
12-05-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,417
Posted By steve t.

Later in the day after my last post, I found this...

Later in the day after my last post, I found this Microshift thumb shifter and decided this will be my solution. Around $100 or so and by appearance they do look like a well made set. I'll be...
12-03-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,417
Posted By steve t.

I did a bit of checking to see if Shimano even...

I did a bit of checking to see if Shimano even made a bar top shifter anymore (as opposed to below bar trigger-style shifters which I don't want), and I couldn't find one. Admittedly, it's been well...
12-03-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,417
Posted By steve t.

Thanks for the replies. Last evening I emailed...

Thanks for the replies. Last evening I emailed Paul Components for clarification. No news yet, but I'm sure I'll get something back. I also asked if they have no Microshift option now, will there...
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