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Forum: Touring
12-28-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By lifeguardsteve

On another thread I found a link to thier FAQ,...

On another thread I found a link to thier FAQ, which stated that either bar end or DT shifters could be used (although they do recommend you use DT shifters).
Forum: Touring
12-25-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Found my answer with"search". Wanted to delete...

Found my answer with"search". Wanted to delete the thread but couldn't figure out how. Sorry.
Forum: Touring
12-25-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Kelly Take Off Question

Can bar end shifters be used with the Kelly Take Off's (9 speed indexed), or do I need to purchase downtube shifters (such as the Rivendell Silver Shifters Downtube kit)?
Forum: Touring
10-15-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Quick Question

It's been a while since I've visited the forum.... and I know that I'm going to be admonished to "search" the answer.... but I'm throwing it out anyway. The simple question is...... For and East to...
Forum: Touring
08-12-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,378
Posted By lifeguardsteve

I use the SMP "Evolution" on my LHT for daily...

I use the SMP "Evolution" on my LHT for daily commuting (30-50 miles per day, year round) and could NOT imagine riding ANY bike for any distance with any other saddle. Once you dial the SMP angle and...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By lifeguardsteve

LoL- true, true. Commuting and 8 hours parked...

LoL- true, true. Commuting and 8 hours parked daily in the sun and salty sea breeze on my lifeguard stand I can practically watch the rust form on it.
06-08-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By lifeguardsteve

hernick, I think I'm going with the fork crown...

hernick, I think I'm going with the fork crown housing stop (the Tektro Long Drop Front Cable Hanger may still not give me adequate clearance) Found this...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-08-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Thanks you both the info and links! The problem...

Thanks you both the info and links! The problem I'm trying to address is that I am trying out a double stem set up on my touring bike, and the lower stem forces the cable to bend acutely and I would...
06-08-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Part name

I just posted this on the "Touring" forum, but perhaps it would be better here. Was just wondering what this piece is called (see pic), and if they make versions that hold the front brake cable lower...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By lifeguardsteve

What is this called?

What is the name of the piece that holds the front brake cable? And do they make a version that drops lower or holds the cable a bit further away?
...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Thanks :-)

Thanks :-)
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By lifeguardsteve

LHT handlebar clamp diameter?

Is it 31.8mm- or 26.0, or...? (guess what I am really asking is what is the stock handlebar diameter on the LHT)
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Just got the same fenders for my LHT- they are a...

Just got the same fenders for my LHT- they are a perfect match.. I was amazed at how some people were a bit upset over the logo on the rear fender. Took me a day or two to even notice it! (see the...
Forum: Touring
05-30-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By lifeguardsteve

+1

+1
Forum: Touring
05-25-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Getting these myself- Amazon has them at a good...

Getting these myself- Amazon has them at a good price.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RYBGOS
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,504
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Too lazy to make my own :-) ...

Too lazy to make my own :-)
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=11040&showBasket=true
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By lifeguardsteve

I have an Ortlieb Handlebar bag (great bag) that...

I have an Ortlieb Handlebar bag (great bag) that Would Not fit your bars the way you have the mini brakes attached. You would need to move the mini brake clamps out (each) about another inch away...
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,569
Posted By lifeguardsteve

The modern components (for the most part) will...

The modern components (for the most part) will not easily fit on to a bike that old. And purchasing piece by piece is usually more expensive than buying the same things all together on a "complete"...
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,569
Posted By lifeguardsteve

My number one suggestion to you would be to use a...

My number one suggestion to you would be to use a bike that "fits you properly". Regardless of type, or price- the number one thing to concern yourself with- especially on a bike tour of this length,...
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,726
Posted By lifeguardsteve

A calorie is a calorie- and when riding high...

A calorie is a calorie- and when riding high mileage with a heavy bike day after day you NEED to replace all those spent calories just to keep going. So those mega calorie fast food delights that...
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,569
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Not sure what you mean by "you need something...

Not sure what you mean by "you need something better"- unless that Trek 400 is not mechanically sound. It is a 7 speed cassette which is a bit dated- but for a supported tour it should be adequate....
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,596
Posted By lifeguardsteve

I live in the flatlands of South Florida and put...

I live in the flatlands of South Florida and put about 350 miles a week commuting on my LHT (I've managed to become mostly "car free" since purchasing my LHT) and was able to pick up a 12-23 SRAM...
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,818
Posted By lifeguardsteve

LoL- and from the 1 star review on the link you...

LoL- and from the 1 star review on the link you provided you're probably better off with "any other computer made" :-)
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,997
Posted By lifeguardsteve

It's an SPD clipless pedal with a platform and...

It's an SPD clipless pedal with a platform and toe straps on the other side.

http://www.bikeparts.com.tw/pedals/NWL-326.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,997
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Especially with a rear rack and fenders, this...

Especially with a rear rack and fenders, this bike looks to be a great choice value and component wise if you can't (or just rather not) spend the extra cash for the LHT (which is also a great value...
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,596
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Aside from the tires (which I highly recommend...

Aside from the tires (which I highly recommend you swap out for Schwalbe's) the LHT is well set up- especially when you add the fenders and what not from the Trek. My only suggestion would be to...
Forum: Touring
05-22-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Tire weight difference between a 1.5 and 2.0 tire...

Tire weight difference between a 1.5 and 2.0 tire of the same make is just a matter of a few grams- and when compared to the (up to) 300 pounds of weight (bike and gear bags and rider) those few...
Forum: Touring
05-22-09, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Just my opinion-- since one is carrying a whole...

Just my opinion-- since one is carrying a whole lot of weight on a bike that is already heavy to start with (I have an LHT as well) I find no reason to go with anything LESS than the maximum width...
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By lifeguardsteve

7 flats in the first month with the WTB...

7 flats in the first month with the WTB Slickasaurus tires- then put Marathon Supremes on and not a flat since :-)
Forum: Touring
05-09-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Just put 26x2.0 Supremes on my LHT to replace the...

Just put 26x2.0 Supremes on my LHT to replace the stock 1.5's. It's like night and day- soooo much better. Faster AND more comfortable that the stock tires- not to mention I had 7 flats in one month...
Forum: Touring
05-08-09, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Wow, just ran across a report of the soon to be...

Wow, just ran across a report of the soon to be released Oregon 500- now that looks like a winner!
Forum: Touring
05-07-09, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By lifeguardsteve

nuvi 500 question

For someone out there who has it or would know--- Can the Adventure Cycling Association routes ( the gps waypoint files they provide be used with this particular device? Also, any input on other GPS...
Forum: Touring
05-03-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,723
Posted By lifeguardsteve

This may be of interest "Bicycling the Blue Ridge...

This may be of interest "Bicycling the Blue Ridge Parkway (http://www.nukefix.org/parkway/parkwaymile.htm)".
Forum: Touring
04-27-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,108
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Here is a gear inch chart I ran across that may...

Here is a gear inch chart I ran across that may be of interest.
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f201/LifeguardSteve/GearInchComparison.jpg
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By lifeguardsteve

I think it's like those REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup...

I think it's like those REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup commercials. It's two things that that we like- that are even better when mixed together :-)
Forum: Touring
04-12-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By lifeguardsteve

LoL- come on Nun- this is the "Touring" forum. We...

LoL- come on Nun- this is the "Touring" forum. We all know that LHT poseurs are MUCH BETTER than carbon poseurs ;-)
Forum: Touring
04-12-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Thanks for the reply. The reason for the close...

Thanks for the reply. The reason for the close ratio cassette is to make changing speed quicker when trying to latch on a wheel or to break away. I know it's not real racing- I come from a triathlon...
Forum: Touring
04-12-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By lifeguardsteve

I am of similar size and just got my 52- I think...

I am of similar size and just got my 52- I think it would be the best size for you as well. And I hear that the 54's run large for their size. So better a bit small than a bit too large- easier to...
Forum: Touring
04-12-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Well, actually- I am racing- sort of. I come from...

Well, actually- I am racing- sort of. I come from a triathlon background (Ironman) and the road I take to work and back every day (A1A) is loaded with 5K+ carbon race bikes trying to "one up"...
Forum: Touring
04-11-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Thanks for the info :-). I just was not sure if ...

Thanks for the info :-). I just was not sure if the splines (I think that is what they are called) were different for some reason on hub for a 26" wheel than on a 700. Thinking about it there would...
Forum: Touring
04-11-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Clueless cassette question

Just got my sweet Surly LHT yesterday and I'm loving life :-). I know that the stock cassette will be perfect for long distance touring- but for now I am doing about 25 miles round trip daily...
Forum: Touring
04-11-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Hmmmmm, I REALLY am a whole lot of both types-...

Hmmmmm, I REALLY am a whole lot of both types- but I suppose if I had to pick one it would be Type 1, by a hair.
Forum: Touring
04-05-09, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By lifeguardsteve

36 spoke minim. ( Not from experience- just...

36 spoke minim. ( Not from experience- just extensive research).
Forum: Touring
03-31-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,996
Posted By lifeguardsteve

I'll be sure to do so. S

I'll be sure to do so.

S
Forum: Touring
03-31-09, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,996
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Thanks....

For everyone's posts- I'm sold :-). Will be getting the ThudBuster for my "soon to arrive" LHT.

S
Forum: Touring
03-30-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,996
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Thanks for the post- do you have the LT or the...

Thanks for the post- do you have the LT or the ST? I've read good arguments on both in regards for use on a "touring" bike. Trying to figure out which version may be better suited.

Edit-- I just...
Forum: Touring
03-30-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,996
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Thanks for the info- and yes, I was looking into...

Thanks for the info- and yes, I was looking into the road version (to be used with a Surly LHT). I've seen a few pictures on the internet of loaded tourers equipped with that seat post. I am trying...
Forum: Touring
03-30-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,996
Posted By lifeguardsteve

Cane Creek Suspension Seat Post....

....any comments pro/con on this seat post for long distance touring?
Forum: Touring
03-17-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,105
Posted By lifeguardsteve

When you say "it"- are you referring to the...

When you say "it"- are you referring to the U-lock? If so, Tubus makes a rear rack ( http://tiny.cc/RV0kG ) that comes with an integrated mounting system for ABUS brand U-locks. Seems like a great...
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