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Forum: Touring
04-03-07, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By GiantDave

Peter White Cycles has them ...

Peter White Cycles has them http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/schwalbe.asp
Forum: Touring
03-15-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By GiantDave

Fenders are nice if you have to ride in the rain...

Fenders are nice if you have to ride in the rain (or just after). Keeps your bike (and you) cleaner. Highly recommended and cheap to install (SKS or Planet bike fenders--see your LBS).

If your...
Forum: Touring
03-15-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By GiantDave

Go here and read how long it takes others....

Go here and read how long it takes others. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/categories/?o=1gci&category_id=209&doctype=journal

This place is a great resource for touring. The link above is just...
Forum: Touring
03-09-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By GiantDave

The time sounds about right. I did the Natchez 2...

The time sounds about right. I did the Natchez 2 years ago. You will not find motel/hotels on the Natchez--at least when I went thru, without going way off course. Pick up a map from one of the many...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,772
Posted By GiantDave

Thanks for the review--Im going to go find one...

Thanks for the review--Im going to go find one this weekend.
Forum: Touring
02-05-07, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,881
Posted By GiantDave

I believe you posted in the mechanics section...

I believe you posted in the mechanics section also. I have the 40/36 wheelset from velocity and I also weigh 240 AND tour with an added 50lbs or so of touring gear. Both wheels with velocity hubs...
02-05-07, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By GiantDave

Velocity has a 40 hole hub with sealed bearings....

Velocity has a 40 hole hub with sealed bearings. Or just do what LWaB suggests.
01-29-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By GiantDave

Yes--but you'll need to use them in friction mode.

Yes--but you'll need to use them in friction mode.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-07, 09:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,627
Posted By GiantDave

Just ignore them. Dont worry what others...

Just ignore them. Dont worry what others think--just worry about yourself and your family.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By GiantDave

If anyone wants more info--it will have to wait...

If anyone wants more info--it will have to wait till next monday as Im going away for the weekend (camping). So please dont get upset If I dont respond. Thanks! :D
Forum: Commuting
01-26-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By GiantDave

Under $50 Light thread

After looking thru the total geek thread and reading about all the different light systems, I decided to build a decent light system for less than $50.
1. Went to Wally World and looked in the...
Forum: Touring
01-25-07, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,007
Posted By GiantDave

Sram or KMC Z9000 are my favorites. Long lasting...

Sram or KMC Z9000 are my favorites. Long lasting with reasonable care and shift well on my bikes.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By GiantDave

I have the exact same problem in the same area of...

I have the exact same problem in the same area of my back--just left of my right shoulder blade, but for me the pain feels like something is out of place. After a few months of shoulder pain (Im 46...
01-17-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By GiantDave

+1 for Foxwear--he will make clothes to fit...

+1 for Foxwear--he will make clothes to fit anyone.
Forum: Touring
01-15-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By GiantDave

+1 for the marathon plus--I have the XR's and...

+1 for the marathon plus--I have the XR's and they are heavy and slooooow riding.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-07, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,416
Posted By GiantDave

No, your not crazy. Many of us commuters ride in...

No, your not crazy. Many of us commuters ride in the rain although I wouldnt call it romantic. Its definitely interesting as cars are wizzing by me at 60+ mph:eek:. I enjoy riding in a summer rain,...
01-11-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By GiantDave

Nothing but rain forcast for Indiana---Im quite...

Nothing but rain forcast for Indiana---Im quite jealous.
Forum: Touring
01-11-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By GiantDave

Was it on crazyguyonabike? Its sounds familiar....

Was it on crazyguyonabike? Its sounds familiar. I'll check around there.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,653
Posted By GiantDave

The little "toots" I get alot from cars going...

The little "toots" I get alot from cars going around me. I just assume it a friendly warning. The blasts that the semi's put out right behind me are answered with a harsh look and a "your number 1"...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By GiantDave

I just got mine from Lou at foxwear--gonna try it...

I just got mine from Lou at foxwear--gonna try it out first thing in the morning. Its getting down in the high teens/low 20's. Still no snow!:(
Forum: Commuting
01-10-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By GiantDave

At least you had snow--even a little bit. Here...

At least you had snow--even a little bit. Here its nothing but rain. :(
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By GiantDave

No luck where I work. Driving a large truck is...

No luck where I work. Driving a large truck is cool--riding a nice bike is not.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,641
Posted By GiantDave

Very true.

Very true.
Forum: Touring
01-09-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By GiantDave

I only use a cable lock---but I dont wonder off...

I only use a cable lock---but I dont wonder off for very long either. I also lock the front brake on so if someone did take it it would make them pause for a bit trying to figure out why it doesnt...
Forum: Touring
01-09-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By GiantDave

Looks great! I'm sure you'll enjoy it when your...

Looks great! I'm sure you'll enjoy it when your finished--although building it up is lots of fun too! :D
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By GiantDave

Great pictures! Thanks! Wish we had more "bike...

Great pictures! Thanks! Wish we had more "bike porn" like that in the USA.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,641
Posted By GiantDave

Where I live, people who ride bikes to work are...

Where I live, people who ride bikes to work are considered those who were caught for DUI and lost their license. When I lived in Georgia the same DUI'ers drove their lawn tractors to town. My family...
Forum: Touring
01-05-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By GiantDave

Its close-- I picked up 2 cheap sram cassettes,...

Its close-- I picked up 2 cheap sram cassettes, disassembled them and built up 1. Some of the sprockets are different from the Harris cyclery ones--namely 3 thru 7 which on mine vary a tooth up or...
Forum: Touring
01-04-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By GiantDave

Yeah--my longest day was 111 miles (11 hour day)...

Yeah--my longest day was 111 miles (11 hour day) and the shortest 23 miles (40mph headwind). Heaviest load was about 90lbs-Bob trailer and bags. My gearing now on my much loved LHT is 26-36-46 with a...
Forum: Touring
01-04-07, 09:39 AM
Forum: Touring
01-04-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,262
Posted By GiantDave

I have the noodles in 48cm and love the extra...

I have the noodles in 48cm and love the extra width. The drops are comfortable also.
Forum: Touring
01-04-07, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,262
Posted By GiantDave

Sorry, but the only way to find the gearing you...

Sorry, but the only way to find the gearing you need and the weight of the gear and supplies you carry is to experiment. We can give guidelines but everyone is different. I had to take my cassette...
01-04-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By GiantDave

Thanks for the link--that warm air mask looks...

Thanks for the link--that warm air mask looks interesting.
01-04-07, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,156
Posted By GiantDave

+1 for evap Foxwear jacket. The weather has been...

+1 for evap Foxwear jacket. The weather has been mild here in Indy (hi 20's to 50's) I wear the evap with a lite layer (wool) under it and arrive at work pretty toasty. Its a great wind blocker and...
Forum: Touring
01-03-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By GiantDave

Whoa--that Daisuke Nakanishi has a load and then...

Whoa--that Daisuke Nakanishi has a load and then some! And I used to think I carried alot! Its a great gallery, thanks!
Forum: Touring
01-03-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By GiantDave

I used to live near macon (warner robins).The...

I used to live near macon (warner robins).The road to Americus is very nice (or was 3 years ago--they just paved it). Take care and good luck!
01-03-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By GiantDave

I've found the Shimano stuff (Dura Ace) is...

I've found the Shimano stuff (Dura Ace) is superior to the "by the foot" brand at the LBS's. Its more $ but since I switched over I've not had any corrosion or cable stickiness problems.
12-29-06, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,542
Posted By GiantDave

[QUOTE=late]I like the looks of Sheldon's CS925...

[QUOTE=late]I like the looks of Sheldon's CS925 cassette
http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/k7.html#9

I bought 2 cheap (sram and shimano) cassettes for $20 apiece (bargain bin). Drilled out the...
12-29-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By GiantDave

40 and 50 degrees is shorts weather here. The...

40 and 50 degrees is shorts weather here. The high today is in the low 50's and people act like its a summer day. Good biking weather--I believe I'll leave work early!
12-29-06, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By GiantDave

+1 for the Phils.

+1 for the Phils.
12-29-06, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By GiantDave

It snowed 1 inch here last weekend but melted...

It snowed 1 inch here last weekend but melted early the next morning:mad:
Forum: Touring
12-29-06, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By GiantDave

+1 for going down a few teeth on the granny. The...

+1 for going down a few teeth on the granny. The 11-34 will need a long cage der. and a few more links.
12-29-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By GiantDave

Maybe your LBS has a used one you can use for...

Maybe your LBS has a used one you can use for fitting?
12-29-06, 11:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,542
Posted By GiantDave

I believe the SRAM 11-34 would make the most...

I believe the SRAM 11-34 would make the most difference, but you'll need a long cage der. to go with it and a few more links on the chain. Why dont you come down a few teeth on your granny? Then you...
12-29-06, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By GiantDave

+1 for mavic A719 36H rims and XT or LX hubs. Im...

+1 for mavic A719 36H rims and XT or LX hubs. Im 240 and have had a set for 2 years and no failures with lots of gravel roads and numerous potholes. Its a very stout set-up.
Forum: Touring
12-29-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,749
Posted By GiantDave

Nice bike you've got. Glad to hear the big tire...

Nice bike you've got. Glad to hear the big tire fits ok. Now go out and have fun!
Forum: Touring
12-29-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By GiantDave

Nice bike! Wish my LHT was 20lbs.

Nice bike! Wish my LHT was 20lbs.
Forum: Commuting
12-28-06, 09:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,753
Posted By GiantDave

Its a state of mind--you do it or not. I dont...

Its a state of mind--you do it or not. I dont feel like commuting in the morning when its cold here in Indiana, but after a few minutes of riding I feel much better about it. I lived in GA for many...
Forum: Touring
12-28-06, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,749
Posted By GiantDave

My A719's handled 40mm ok--so go for it!

My A719's handled 40mm ok--so go for it!
12-27-06, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,493
Posted By GiantDave

My brother in law and nephew just ordered a...

My brother in law and nephew just ordered a complete kit--jackets, pants, socks for work in Buffalo NY. They do work for FEMA cleaning up downed trees and limbs. They asked me about Foxwear--I showed...
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