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Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By jargo432

Thanks for the help.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By jargo432

Surly Front Rack bag

I'm looking for a bag that will fit the top deck on my Surly front rack. The rack is 7in X 9in. Any ideas?
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By jargo432

Surly Rear Rack

On my Surly Rear Rack there are two slotted tabs on the bottom of each side. Does anyone know what these are for?
Forum: Touring
12-30-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,271
Posted By jargo432

book to read

Read "The road that has no end" By Tim Travis. He and his wife toured through there and wrote a few books about it.
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By jargo432

You might consider getting a bike fit with a...

You might consider getting a bike fit with a similar bike. I went to my LBS and they had a new tool in fitting. You stand in a spot, the fit machine takes a picture of you and suggest a starting...
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By jargo432

Very Nice, Are you wanting to put a front rack on...

Very Nice, Are you wanting to put a front rack on it or will the rear be enough? Also I was wondering about your saddle, Is that one going to work for you?

As a side note my wife and I took a...
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 05:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,442
Posted By jargo432

It has already been suggested but I'll second...

It has already been suggested but I'll second Travels with Willie by Willie Weir.
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By jargo432

Every time I tried mounting a mirror on my handle...

Every time I tried mounting a mirror on my handle bars I would get so much vibration I couldn't see anything. For those recommending the bar end types, How do you stop the vibration?
Forum: Touring
09-20-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By jargo432

Best advice I've ever heard of came from (I...

Best advice I've ever heard of came from (I think) was Willie Weir. Never base any of your major decisions (to quit or which way to go) at the end of the day. Get a good night's rest before making...
09-09-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By jargo432

I have three Brooks saddles and each one feels a...

I have three Brooks saddles and each one feels a little different. I like all of them but one in particular is perfect. I think the best advice is to find a shop that has a lot of test saddles and...
Forum: Touring
09-09-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,550
Posted By jargo432

Simple, Just ask yourself, "What would Macgyver...

Simple, Just ask yourself, "What would Macgyver do?" :)
Forum: Touring
09-02-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By jargo432

well, I tried many times to post my pictures but...

well, I tried many times to post my pictures but when it lands in the post it is too huge to fit. I couldn't figure out how to resize to fit.
Forum: Touring
09-02-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By jargo432

djb I have the trekking bars on my Ogre and...

djb
I have the trekking bars on my Ogre and really love them, and will agree with you on the bb7s because I have those on my Disc Trucker. (however it does drive me nuts that I end up having to...
Forum: Touring
09-01-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By jargo432

Wow, thanks for all the neat ideas and pics(nice...

Wow, thanks for all the neat ideas and pics(nice bike). On thing I haven't mentioned is "She" is going to build a lot of the bike. (with my help, and some from our LBS) That's half the fun and she...
Forum: Touring
08-31-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By jargo432

I guess I should have worded the original...

I guess I should have worded the original question a little better. The advice I'm really looking for is about components. for example is a 1 x 11 better than a 3 x 9? What about hubs with ceramic...
Forum: Touring
08-31-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By jargo432

We decided on the Troll for many reasons. First...

We decided on the Troll for many reasons. First she wanted a more upright position because of her back. (she had a back surgery years ago). Second she wanted fatter tires for riding on gravel and...
Forum: Touring
08-31-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By jargo432

That's a good point. When I built my bikes I...

That's a good point. When I built my bikes I just ordered the size recommended and tinkered with saddle height and stem till it felt right. How does a person build more specifically? Is there a...
Forum: Touring
08-30-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By jargo432

Beginning a new build

I just ordered a new frame for my wife. It's a Surly Troll in XS. This will be my 3rd build, My first was a Surly Disc Trucker and my second was a Surly Orge. (I'm betting your noticing a pattern...
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By jargo432

Thank you,

We found a bike friendly hotel downtown for 165 a night. Can't wait to visit your city. We are used to traffic so no worries. (It can't be worse than downtown Dallas)
Forum: Touring
03-29-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By jargo432

Place to stay in Chicago

My wife and i will be biking in chicago in July and are looking for a place to stay. We will be arriving by Amtrack and want to visit the city for a few days. Any advice would be appreciated. ...
01-29-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,800
Posted By jargo432

Nice

Nice
01-29-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,800
Posted By jargo432

I looked at the kilo tt and they were sold out of...

I looked at the kilo tt and they were sold out of almost everything in my size. Good luck finding one.
01-29-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,003
Posted By jargo432

Steamroller upgrade

I'm looking to upgrade my BB and would love to hear ideas. Looking at a Phil Wood or switching to an external BB. Thx
Forum: Touring
01-20-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By jargo432

Thanks every body. I found a spot where it is...

Thanks every body. I found a spot where it is posted, however the reflective strip IS covering it up. I rubbed it down and could just read 85. Thanks again
Forum: Touring
01-20-17, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By jargo432

Tire Pressure

I just got a new bike yesterday. It's a Surly Steamroller. It came with Continental Contact tires in 700 x 32. The tire ratings are not posted anywhere on the tire. It looks like the reflective...
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By jargo432

Also, you must read the reviews. Priceless

Also, you must read the reviews. Priceless
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By jargo432

Real listing Awesome Bike

Check out this listing

https://www.amazon.com/1960s-Vintage-Bicycle/dp/B01BE7ITGY/ref=sr_1_91?ie=UTF8&qid=1476360873&sr=8-91&keywords=bicycle
01-28-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By jargo432

Thank You

Thank You
01-28-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By jargo432

V Brake build

I'm building my second bike, a Surly Ogre, and I thought I'd ask a question.
I decided to go with rim brakes and bought shimano deore V brakes. The frame has three holes to choose for the tension...
Forum: Touring
01-25-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By jargo432

Nice. Now go ride it like you stole it!! ...

Nice. Now go ride it like you stole it!!

(and don't worry about scratches....ITS A BICYCLE) :)
Forum: Touring
01-20-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,979
Posted By jargo432

Wouldn't it be great if there was a bike shop...

Wouldn't it be great if there was a bike shop that carried all of the Touring bikes available for test rides? Most of us have to trust reviews and online opinions for our Tour Bike choices. For...
Forum: Touring
01-20-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,979
Posted By jargo432

Nice Bike, I'd love to see one up close.

Nice Bike, I'd love to see one up close.
Forum: Touring
01-20-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,491
Posted By jargo432

When I was in the Army we used a poncho liner. ...

When I was in the Army we used a poncho liner. They are so light you can't even feel the weight and they are the warmest "blanket" I've ever had.

USMC G.I. Reversible Poncho Liner, Woodland...
Forum: Touring
01-19-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,712
Posted By jargo432

Thanks for all the info. What size did you use?

Thanks for all the info. What size did you use?
Forum: Touring
01-17-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,712
Posted By jargo432

Personalize my bike

I've been trying to find a way to put my name on my bike. I've looked at a dozen sticker websites and they all don't offer any small enough to fit on the frame. Any ideas?

Also looking for some...
Forum: Touring
01-06-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,061
Posted By jargo432

I would make friends with a bike shop in Portland...

I would make friends with a bike shop in Portland Or and get some help from them. Most bike shops can pack up a bike in a box 10 times better and safer than any of us for a small fee. Then I'd...
Forum: Touring
12-30-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By jargo432

Sounds like a lot of rough roads. Have you...

Sounds like a lot of rough roads. Have you considered a Surly Troll?

Troll | Bikes | Surly Bikes (http://surlybikes.com/bikes/troll)
Forum: Touring
12-14-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By jargo432

Parts Order

Here's something unbelievable. I ordered some bike parts from chain reaction cycles in Belfast Northern Ireland. The order was Dispatched on Monday morning and I got a text saying it would be...
12-14-15, 05:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By jargo432

You would be amazed how many thing will give off...

You would be amazed how many thing will give off a small spark when working on things. Most of the time we don't see them because we all work in the daylight. Anytime you have a bolt stuck and you...
Forum: Touring
12-12-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By jargo432

Well, I opened a paypal account and linked it to...

Well, I opened a paypal account and linked it to my bank. Then I went back an replaced the order and used paypal to pay for it. So far it looks like it worked. This will make my build a lot more...
Forum: Touring
12-12-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By jargo432

Bike build parts

I'm trying something new on this build. (this winter I'm building an Ogre) Last year on my DT I wanted to buy some of my parts from chainreactioncycles in the UK and had trouble paying for my...
Forum: Touring
12-09-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By jargo432

Flip a coin. You win either way.

Flip a coin. You win either way.
Forum: Touring
12-08-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,010
Posted By jargo432

Just finished the book "Miles from nowhere" where...

Just finished the book "Miles from nowhere" where the author talks about how bad the people treated bicyclist in Florida back in the 70s. I'm just wondering if things have changed?
Forum: Touring
12-07-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,784
Posted By jargo432

Funny you brought this up. Today I had to use my...

Funny you brought this up. Today I had to use my pepper spray. On the route I usually take there is a dog that chased me about a year ago and I haven't seen since. Today as I came around the...
12-06-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By jargo432

Nothing to do with Touring (no haters pls)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShbC5yVqOdI
Forum: Touring
12-05-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By jargo432

It has three places to mount the salsa anything...

It has three places to mount the salsa anything cage. Nice!!!
Forum: Touring
12-05-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By jargo432

Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 05:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,656
Posted By jargo432

Why can't they put it in the box with an uncut...

Why can't they put it in the box with an uncut fork tube and send it to the dealership. Hey if Surly can do it so should Trek. Maybe Trek should listen to their customers. Or, maybe they are just...
Forum: Touring
11-30-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,656
Posted By jargo432

I knew that. But if Trek can sell you a fork...

I knew that. But if Trek can sell you a fork that is uncut, why can't they sell you a bike with an uncut fork?
Forum: Touring
11-29-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Posted By jargo432

I find that on my DT I when I change gears with...

I find that on my DT I when I change gears with my 10 speed I end up changing two or three. I'd like a little more spread between the gears. Also I like the idea of having more space between the...
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