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09-26-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
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Thun crankset

I was cleaning out a parts box the other day and ran across a Thun crankset. I don't even remember where it came from. Does anyone have any info on this. I googled Thun and came up alot of info about...
Forum: Touring
08-13-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
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When on the Island stay away from the Inland...

When on the Island stay away from the Inland freeway north of Naniamo! Take the much more senic and relaxed Sea Side Route to Comox. There's Goldstream Provincial camp ground just north of Victoria....
Forum: Touring
08-04-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
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Welcome to the Island. One of my favorite routes...

Welcome to the Island. One of my favorite routes is to take the Brentwood - Mill Bay ferry and take the back roads through Cobble Hill to Cowichan Bay. Make sure you check the bakery in Cow Bay. From...
05-30-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,108
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I'm another Victorianite. Love the C&V bikes. My...

I'm another Victorianite. Love the C&V bikes. My classics include a Miyata 618GT, Joe Gardin 531 Reynolds and a Centurion "Time Machine". Victoria has a fine collection of classics and is the bike...
02-15-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,932
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One explaination for the delay on this side of...

One explaination for the delay on this side of the border is that the Canadian $ is at par with the US $ so Canada Post is swamped with packages.

Vin
Forum: Touring
01-02-08, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
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You might try going to Port Alberni then out to...

You might try going to Port Alberni then out to Tofino. Some sections of the hiway to Tofino are scary but there is a ferry that runs from Port Alberni through the Broken Islands. And there is a kick...
Forum: Touring
01-01-08, 05:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,108
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Will climbing or a very tough day it's Bob Seager...

Will climbing or a very tough day it's Bob Seager "Like a rock". Some others Cars "Let the good times roll" , Boston "Carry on my wayward son ", Led Zep "Fool in the rain, Yes " Heart of the...
12-31-07, 01:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
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For the price of shipping I can send you one. It...

For the price of shipping I can send you one. It came off a Nishiki and they are just laying in my parts box. PM me if you are interested

Vince
Forum: Touring
12-28-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 862
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One very important factor I haven't seen...

One very important factor I haven't seen mentioned yet. The number of stems at the right length and rise is far easier to find in 1 1/8 then 1". I could not find the right 1" stem so I found a 1" > 1...
12-07-07, 04:58 PM
Forum: Touring
11-11-07, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,407
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This is old pic of my Miyata 618GT...

This is old pic of my Miyata 618GT touring/commuter ride. Spline Triple Butted CroMo frame, Shimano 8 spd with newer 105 derailleurs and downtube shifters , LX v-brakes and Dia Comp levers, Mavic MA...
11-11-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 635,526
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This is old pic of my Miyata 618GT...

This is old pic of my Miyata 618GT touring/commuter ride. Spline Triple Butted CroMo frame, Shimano 8 spd with newer 105 derailleurs and downtube shifters :), LX v-brakes and Dia Comp levers, Mavic...
Forum: Touring
10-21-07, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
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I agree with RickL above. Bypass the Malahat at...

I agree with RickL above. Bypass the Malahat at all costs. And once past Nanaimo stay on the ocean side route and not the inland route. I stayed in the Fisher Boy campground in Sayward in 2005 and I...
Forum: Touring
10-17-07, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
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You can check out this site...

You can check out this site http://adamk.ca/touring.html. He has some wonderful journals and a informative web site. You also can search http://crazyguyonabike.com (http://crazyguyonabike.org) for...
Forum: Touring
10-13-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
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Not supported but a nice route. The Gulf Islands...

Not supported but a nice route. The Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island to Comox. Take the ferry to Powell River and down the Sunshine Coast to Vancouver. A beautiful circle route.
Forum: Touring
08-20-07, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,329
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Here's a removal tool you might want to check out...

Here's a removal tool you might want to check out and a few other nice bits as well.
http://adamk.ca/custom_bits.html
Forum: Touring
06-05-07, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
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Most lowrider racks come with U bolts to solve...

Most lowrider racks come with U bolts to solve the problem of no mid fork mounts. They are a little chunky looking but do the job. You also might check out this kit to solve your problem (it's about...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-07, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,864
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Or you could get some scrap mesh from your local...

Or you could get some scrap mesh from your local window screen manufacturer and hot glue or double sided tape it over the vents. Good ventilation and protection.

Vince
Forum: Touring
05-12-07, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
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Just to let you know the Brentwood - Mill Bay...

Just to let you know the Brentwood - Mill Bay ferry is in refit till May 28th. RickL's routes are very nice. A group of us do a day trip from Swartz Bay to Mill Bay to Crofton to Saltspring to Swartz...
Forum: Touring
04-29-07, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
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Try Googling Kettle Valley Trail. I don't know if...

Try Googling Kettle Valley Trail. I don't know if they have rebuilt the bridges.

Vin
Forum: Touring
04-24-07, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
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I've been experimenting with a CoolMax t-shirt...

I've been experimenting with a CoolMax t-shirt and Sugio underware under cargo shorts and I love them! I don't know what it is but I feel more relaxed with this combo, more likely to enjoy the...
Forum: Touring
03-17-07, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,734
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Hi bwgride. Very interesting set up. Can...

Hi bwgride.

Very interesting set up. Can you use a low rider rack as well as the shelf rack?
Also have a look at this rack on ebay...
02-25-07, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
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You'll should remove the pedals to avoid damage...

You'll should remove the pedals to avoid damage to them and poking a hole in the box. I'm not familiar with your pedals but a pedal wrench or Allan wrench is needed. Have a look at the site below on...
Forum: Touring
02-24-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
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Another good reason for stiffeners is that will...

Another good reason for stiffeners is that will keep the bag from hitting or being sucked into the spokes. This could be a very bad thing on a fast downhill. If your rack doesn't have a support arm...
Forum: Touring
02-06-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,127
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Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast if all...

Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast if all goes as planned. Might also head to Lake Cowichan for a weekend
Forum: Touring
02-06-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
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I use a MEC handlebar bag but use the Champlains...

I use a MEC handlebar bag but use the Champlains on the back and the LaSelles (?) on the front. Love them. Rode an all day rain storm and never got wet inside.
Forum: Touring
01-28-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,387
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Why not both for variety. I take a 1 gig MP3 and...

Why not both for variety. I take a 1 gig MP3 and Sony radio. The radio is approx 2x3x1/2 and runs on a single AAA
Forum: Touring
01-14-07, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
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The link is off subject but I thought it would be...

The link is off subject but I thought it would be of interest to others. As far as investing in and not using the box again it might be of use to others at end of their trip. I would keep the back...
Forum: Touring
01-13-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
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[QUOTE=FlowerBlossom]Anyhoo...with the rear wheel...

[QUOTE=FlowerBlossom]Anyhoo...with the rear wheel on, front wheel off (and front forks facing rear, handlebars off/out), the rear rack stuck out above the top of the box approximately 1-2". QUOTE]
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01-10-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
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Try EBay or craigslist.org. I picked up some NOS...

Try EBay or craigslist.org. I picked up some NOS Shimano 8 spd. shifters on Ebay for my touring rig. Sweet

vin
12-29-06, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,425
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check out Ebay. There is alot of SRAM 8 speed...

check out Ebay. There is alot of SRAM 8 speed stuff at a good price in the road and moutain bike sections. I bought two 8 speed cassettes and drilled out the rivets to combine them. I now have a...
12-29-06, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,002
Posted By 5 more

Wd-40.

Wd-40.
Forum: Touring
12-28-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By 5 more

changing crank set

I'm leaning towards changing my tourer from its present 105 road triple to a Sugino XD with 48/36/26 chainrings. The deraileurs are also 105 triple. My question is are the deraileurs going to work...
Forum: Touring
12-06-06, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,622
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The one fitting that I had the fellow had me hang...

The one fitting that I had the fellow had me hang my arms to my side in a relaxed state and then start swinging them in front of me. After about 5 or 6 swings he had me stop with my arms in front ...
Forum: Touring
12-02-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
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removal for packing: pedals or crank arms

Would it not be easier to remove the cranks when you have to ship your bike? A Allen wrench would be alot smaller and lighter (?) to pack then a pedal wrench assuming that your BB needs a Allen...
12-02-06, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
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Looking at the picture of the red frame I think...

Looking at the picture of the red frame I think that the braze on will fit the early '80's ornate Shimano 600 friction shifters. I ran into this problem with a old Velo Sport road bike I had. If you...
Forum: Touring
11-20-06, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
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+1 Rowan. And thank you.

+1 Rowan. And thank you.
Forum: Touring
11-17-06, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,380
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Here are a few of my favourite links. ...

Here are a few of my favourite links.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=ln&page_id=21378&v=11l
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=lt&page_id=34879&v=du...
Forum: Touring
11-05-06, 09:33 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 326,261
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This has probably been posted but is worth a...

This has probably been posted but is worth a repeat. Here in Canada, and other countries, we use the Metric system. A fast way to convert to miles is to multiply by 6 and then move the decimal point...
Forum: Touring
08-29-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,329
Posted By 5 more

I pity the person riding behind you:(

I pity the person riding behind you:(
Forum: Touring
08-26-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,697
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I would ask myself how far and where am I going?...

I would ask myself how far and where am I going? Is the frame sound (no rust or cracks)? Can I securly fit pannier racks and fenders? Does the bike fit me and will it be comfortable over a long tour?...
08-25-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
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"The middle 38 tooth went on without a problem....

"The middle 38 tooth went on without a problem. The outer ring 48 does not sit in the step down (?) of the spider of a Shimano 105."

The middle ring and the outer ring use the same bolt to attach...
Forum: Touring
08-15-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
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I recently experimented with padded underwear and...

I recently experimented with padded underwear and cargo shorts on top. And I have to say I like it alot for short tours or shopping (yet to try on a longer trip). You now have pockets to carry your...
Forum: Touring
07-30-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,438
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+1 on the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2. Fast to set up...

+1 on the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2. Fast to set up and roomy for one person. I tried another brand that you had to fish the poles through a sleeve and insert the end in the stake out tabs. Not...
Forum: Touring
07-27-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
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I'm thinking more of how the split affects the...

I'm thinking more of how the split affects the handling of the bike. Or is it a ongoing experiment to find the right combo?
Forum: Touring
07-27-06, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
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60/40 or 40/60?

Reading this forum and a few books it is suggested to split the weight of your gear 40% to the front and 60% to the rear. Should it not be the opposite since the majority of the rider's weight is to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-06, 04:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,891
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Also http://www.bergbikes.com. Another Ti builder...

Also http://www.bergbikes.com. Another Ti builder here on Vancouver Island (Duncan area). I don't remember which one it is but one imports his frames.
Forum: Touring
06-29-06, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
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Parksville is very beautiful with many camp...

Parksville is very beautiful with many camp grounds. Rathtrevor Provincial Campground is on of the best in the province and when the tide goes out you can walk for miles on the sand. If you come...
Forum: Touring
05-29-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
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Try these links below for accomadations. August...

Try these links below for accomadations. August is a busy tourist time.

If you're thinking of going to Tofino/Long Beach then you should be booking now. They fill up very fast. Actually Tofino...
Forum: Touring
05-23-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
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You'll love that trip big time!!!!!!!!!!! Make...

You'll love that trip big time!!!!!!!!!!! Make sure you have a camera and lots of film/memory. Leaving Prince Rupert following the Skeena River will simply amaze you!!. Enjoy

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