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Forum: Commuting
01-02-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By idegen

Thanks for the feedback. The SealSkinz are not...

Thanks for the feedback. The SealSkinz are not really what I am looking for. My Sidis are great at keeping my feet dry, and I see no reason why a pair of shoes like the discontinued X-Alps would do...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By idegen

Casual waterproof shoes

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on casual-looking waterproof MTB shoes. I currently have a pair of Sidi Diablo boots, which are great for when I can change my shoes at my...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-26-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By idegen

Contact your credit card company ASAP. Most card...

Contact your credit card company ASAP. Most card companies will refund you the money with very little hassle and then they will deal with the seller. The only possible problem here is the amount of...
Forum: Touring
11-14-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,169
Posted By idegen

On my last tour I used a brand new set of Pasela...

On my last tour I used a brand new set of Pasela TGs. Over 1500 miles, I had six flats as compared to the zero flats that my touring partner had with Schwalbe Marathons. It was definitely the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By idegen

Fair enough. I have only rarely used courses. ...

Fair enough. I have only rarely used courses. However, at least the last time I used them, it reverted to compass directions rather than driving directions (for a course that was entirely on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By idegen

If I recall correctly, you don't get proper...

If I recall correctly, you don't get proper turn-by-turn directions with courses (tcx files); instead it tells you things like "turn east" each time the road bends. With routes, you get proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By idegen

I generally use GPX files and save them in the...

I generally use GPX files and save them in the Garmin/GPX folder. The route should then show up under "Where to?"/"Saved Rides".
11-01-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,496
Posted By idegen

You can edit the XML file to remove the closing...

You can edit the XML file to remove the closing tag of first lap and the start tag of the second lap. It should look something like "</Lap><Lap>", if I recall correctly.
10-29-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By idegen

Although I don't disagree that you will most...

Although I don't disagree that you will most likely get enough protein if you eat enough (non-junkfood) calories, 2-5% of your daily food intake seems to be quite low. Having a protein intake of...
10-27-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By idegen

Also see...

Also see http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/protein/

You probably don't need to worry specifically about protein. As long as you are getting enough calories from a varied diet, you are probably...
Replies: 68
Views: 65,675
Posted By idegen

I don't think they are really comparable. With...

I don't think they are really comparable. With running there is significant wear and tear on the body due to the constant impact with the ground. As long as there aren't any fit issues with the...
10-17-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,820
Posted By idegen

Do you usually ride with a backpack? If so, I...

Do you usually ride with a backpack? If so, I would ditch the backpack for panniers before making any changes to the bike. At least for me, I am much more likely to have back pain when there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 859
Posted By idegen

I would recommend contacting the manufacture...

I would recommend contacting the manufacture before trying to disassemble it. They have a lifetime warranty and they are not really designed to be serviced.
Forum: Touring
09-11-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,857
Posted By idegen

Obviously quite a few people use the LHT for...

Obviously quite a few people use the LHT for touring without issue. I would guess there is either a defect of some sort (alignment, manufacturing problem) in the frames experiencing shimmying or the...
Forum: Touring
09-10-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,857
Posted By idegen

Yet I only weigh 160-165 and the panniers weren't...

Yet I only weigh 160-165 and the panniers weren't carrying more than 50 lbs in total. I tried different load distributions between front and back with no effect.
Forum: Touring
09-10-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,857
Posted By idegen

I can't speak for quester, but for me it is more...

I can't speak for quester, but for me it is more than the fork looking like a wet noodle. The whole bike shakes vigorously until I either slow down or get off the saddle and put my thigh against the...
Forum: Touring
09-06-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,857
Posted By idegen

This is exactly what I am experiencing on my LHT...

This is exactly what I am experiencing on my LHT when fully loaded. I am also using a Tubus Tara in front, although I doubt the rack is the problem. I am only 160 lbs, so I doubt that weight of the...
Forum: Touring
09-04-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,857
Posted By idegen

I just finished a 1500 mile tour on my new LHT...

I just finished a 1500 mile tour on my new LHT and I also experienced fairly serious shimmying on the front end when using front panniers even at relatively low speeds (17-18 mph). It was unexpected...
08-29-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By idegen

I have been happy with my Park tensionmeter. The...

I have been happy with my Park tensionmeter. The readings seem both accurate and consistent.
Forum: Touring
08-27-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By idegen

I would recommend against the Panaracer Pasela TG...

I would recommend against the Panaracer Pasela TG tires. I just got back from a 1500 mile tour where I used a brand new pair and I had at least six distinct flats. Most of the flats were caused by...
07-11-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By idegen

NJ Transit trains go to Penn Station in NYC.

NJ Transit trains go to Penn Station in NYC.
Replies: 26
Views: 2,618
Posted By idegen

To me, it sounds like the problem was with the...

To me, it sounds like the problem was with the mechanic who assembled and tuned the bike rather than the components.
06-21-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By idegen

Replacement BB support cup for UN73

I over-torqued the plastic (non-drive) support cup on my UN73 bottom bracket and cracked it. Is the BB compatible with support cups off of other Shimano BBs (or even square tapered BB from other...
Forum: Touring
06-16-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By idegen

I think it is fairly common. Do a Google search...

I think it is fairly common. Do a Google search for "pinched ulnar nerve." The one time I experienced it after a tour, it went away after a few days out of the saddle.
06-10-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By idegen

I have always been happy with the shifting on my...

I have always been happy with the shifting on my SRAM cassette (with Shimano shifters).
06-08-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By idegen

Any thoughts?

Any thoughts?
06-07-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By idegen

Here is a picture of the situation. There is no...

Here is a picture of the situation. There is no place for the pins on the v-brake.
06-07-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By idegen

V-Brake pin adapter for fork

I recently purchased a 2005 K2 Astral 5 frameset off of eBay. Unfortunately that front fork did not come with canti studs for a v-brake. After getting the canti studs, I realized that there are no...
05-24-09, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
Posted By idegen

Harsh winter conditions?

Harsh winter conditions?
05-23-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By idegen

+1

+1
05-23-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By idegen

You will be back to your old level in a day or...

You will be back to your old level in a day or two; your body just needs to adjust.
05-23-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By idegen

I would assume the seller respaced it given that...

I would assume the seller respaced it given that he seems to be just selling the frame and the fork. 10 mm is too far out of tolerance for it to be a manufacturing issue, especially considering that...
05-22-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,230
Posted By idegen

I am pretty sure the main tubes were butted on...

I am pretty sure the main tubes were butted on the Gran Sports of this era. See the old catalogs at http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/catalogs/Raleigh-Catalog-1974.pdf and...
05-21-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,852
Posted By idegen

In the city, I find a mirror to be distracting. ...

In the city, I find a mirror to be distracting. I used the Take-A-Look mirror for several months and I found that it took longer for me to position my head and focus on the mirror than it did to...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By idegen

I love my prAna convertible pants for commuting...

I love my prAna convertible pants for commuting on days like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By idegen

That price seems a bit high for a CAAD4. You...

That price seems a bit high for a CAAD4. You might be able to talk the owner down a bit.
05-13-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By idegen

I like the Avid SD7 brakes.

I like the Avid SD7 brakes.
Forum: Touring
05-10-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By idegen

Surly provides the stand-over height on the LHT...

Surly provides the stand-over height on the LHT page: http://www.surlybikes.com/longhaul.html
05-09-09, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,587
Posted By idegen

A rigid mountain bike with slick tires can make a...

A rigid mountain bike with slick tires can make a great city commuter.

Have you been able to narrow down the source of the creaking sound? It might not be the fork at all; it could be the stem or...
04-29-09, 03:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,907
Posted By idegen

You can get a pretty decent hand-built rear wheel...

You can get a pretty decent hand-built rear wheel for that price. For instance at Universal Cycles, http://www.universalcycles.com/wheelkit.php, I just used the online wheel builder to put together...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,424
Posted By idegen

I like the Toupe, but it really depends on what...

I like the Toupe, but it really depends on what works for you.
Forum: Touring
04-18-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,097
Posted By idegen

To see what other people who are similarly sized...

To see what other people who are similarly sized are using, check out this Google Spreadsheet:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pdb5rlL1ns0XLxM31WpvkCw

Also, everyone else can feel free...
04-18-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,907
Posted By idegen

Replacing the broken spokes and having the wheel...

Replacing the broken spokes and having the wheel retensioned (assuming it was a machine build) should be sufficient.
04-15-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By idegen

Avid SD 7 brakes are great. If you look around...

Avid SD 7 brakes are great. If you look around on eBay, you can get a good deal. I just got another new set (2 pairs) for about $30 shipped.
04-15-09, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,907
Posted By idegen

I don't know about this. Most lightweight road...

I don't know about this. Most lightweight road frames are not made for a rider who is over 250 lbs. Obviously the wheels are very important too, but a frame made with thicker-walled tubing should...
Forum: Foo
04-14-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 977
Posted By idegen

The rain isn't as bad as people make it out to...

The rain isn't as bad as people make it out to be, much of the time it is more of a mist than a rain. Rarely are there strong downpours like you see in the Midwest.
04-14-09, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,907
Posted By idegen

I would also recommend a touring bike such as a...

I would also recommend a touring bike such as a Surly Long Haul Trucker. They are built for extra weight and put you in a more upright position than a typical road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By idegen

As I recall, they weren't meeting sales...

As I recall, they weren't meeting sales expectations.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By idegen

If you want totally new, I got a new Kurt Kinetic...

If you want totally new, I got a new Kurt Kinetic Road Machine for $216 from someone on eBay using the best-offer feature. It came with a thing for the front wheel too.
04-12-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,776
Posted By idegen

As others have said, the Cane Creek levers are...

As others have said, the Cane Creek levers are the same as your current ones except they have a different hood. The mechanical stuff is identical. As such, don't expect for the Cane Creeks to be of...
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