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Forum: Touring
05-06-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I have the Sugino XD 26-36-48 from Ben's Cycles...

I have the Sugino XD 26-36-48 from Ben's Cycles in Milwaukee. Excellent crank, but the gearing feels a little low when the bike is not loaded.
I also just found an old Peugeot Canyon Express at...
Forum: Touring
04-13-05, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Its an excellent rack, and I don't think you will...

Its an excellent rack, and I don't think you will have clearance issues up to 50mm (2 inches) or so. If you don't find an answer, Wayne@TheTouringStore.com will probably be happy to help. He sells...
Forum: Touring
04-13-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Well.... Received the Velocity Glider wheels...

Well.... Received the Velocity Glider wheels today (via FedEx after the U.S. postman couldn't find my house !?)

I think I'm gonna send them back. The rims are really wide (26mm) which is wider...
Forum: Touring
04-06-05, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I wouldn't have any reservations about using the...

I wouldn't have any reservations about using the Surly LHT on the Great Divide route. Especially the 54cm size with the 26" wheels. Most of the trail is apparently dirt road, with 2 track jeep...
Forum: Touring
04-06-05, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Great Divide Route maps

Does anyone have the Adventure Cycling Great Divide Route maps? and would be willing to sell them / pass them on ?
thanks ~
Forum: Touring
04-01-05, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By 2WheelMotion

The galloping creature certainly has a serious...

The galloping creature certainly has a serious case of gas.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,834
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Apparently they aren't available in 46cm. :-(

Apparently they aren't available in 46cm.
:-(
Forum: Touring
03-30-05, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,551
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Thanks for the tips and ideas. Its good to...

Thanks for the tips and ideas. Its good to remember that there are ways of getting functional panniers and gear other than just clicking and buying
Forum: Touring
03-28-05, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,990
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I've been doing a little research on comfortable...

I've been doing a little research on comfortable touring/randonneur bars. Here are my favourites:

Specialized Body Geometry - 6 degree back sweep, flared drops, and the top drops from the stem. ...
Forum: Touring
03-26-05, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By 2WheelMotion

www.rivendellbicycles.com Go to the on-line...

www.rivendellbicycles.com
Go to the on-line catalog. They carry the Sugino XD crankset and lots of rings (at reasonable prices) in the 110/74 size. Note that those chainrings are for 6-7-8 speed...
Forum: Touring
03-26-05, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By 2WheelMotion

A nice lady at VelocityUSA.com had this to...

A nice lady at VelocityUSA.com had this to say....

"Its true, they are hand built. Every wheel we build here at Velocity is hand
built in Wyoming...Wyoming, Michigan that is...
Anyway, the...
Forum: Touring
03-26-05, 11:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,111
Posted By 2WheelMotion

My brother and I once had an unfortunate incident...

My brother and I once had an unfortunate incident with a liquid-canister stove. We didn't understand at the time that you clip the unit on the canister first, *then* screw the burner into the top,...
Forum: Touring
03-26-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,958
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Yes, I should have used a quote on my post. I...

Yes, I should have used a quote on my post. I was responding in general to the Performance Transit panniers, and Epic Panniers.
Forum: Touring
03-25-05, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,958
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Keep in mind that a good return policy won't help...

Keep in mind that a good return policy won't help you 4 days from the nearest town. I would use them for short tours or commuting, but not on a long trip where a busted mounting system can really...
Forum: Touring
03-24-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,922
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Murray, your LHT is very nicely done. Lacquered...

Murray, your LHT is very nicely done. Lacquered tape on the bars, and a honey brown saddle. Excellent.
You are absolutely right, the silver components really help the green paint. If you want to...
Forum: Touring
03-24-05, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Fork is 2.25lbs, frame is about 5lbs - (depends...

Fork is 2.25lbs, frame is about 5lbs - (depends on size). Yes, its on the Surly website.
Forum: Touring
03-24-05, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I didn't see the deals on the Performance site...

I didn't see the deals on the Performance site for the A719 rims, but I was looking at wheelsets only.

I'm 185lbs, so not quite a clydesdale, but I think I still need a serious wheel. With loaded...
Forum: Touring
03-23-05, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By 2WheelMotion

That LHT is a sweet frame, and can be built...

That LHT is a sweet frame, and can be built inexpensively, and with great retro-grouch style!
7 speed, 8 speed, bar-cons or friction shifters...you could probably find half the parts in a throw...
Forum: Touring
03-23-05, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 2,179,556
Posted By 2WheelMotion

My brother did 800 miles up the Northwest coast...

My brother did 800 miles up the Northwest coast on an old steel MTB, pulling an older BOB trailer. They did some single track in Marin county, and also around Santa Cruz. He says it was "epic!" and...
Forum: Touring
03-23-05, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Velocity Glider 36h touring wheels

Found and ordered some interesting 36 hole touring wheels on Nashbar.com for about $120. I was looking for an alternative to a $320 set of LX hubs mated to Mavic A719 rims
The claim is they are...
Forum: Touring
03-23-05, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I noticed that spicercycles.com carries a few...

I noticed that spicercycles.com carries a few different steel and aluminum forks. They have forks for 26" and 700c wheels, including suspension-corrected rigid mtb forks. Their site includes...
Forum: Touring
03-22-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,986
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I have seen small diameter cables with small...

I have seen small diameter cables with small locks offered at some rack sites. These are items you could pick up at a well-stocked hardware store, and choose a custom length of cable so there is no...
Forum: Touring
03-22-05, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I think rattle-can black, or maybe rattle-can...

I think rattle-can black, or maybe rattle-can urban camo would look pretty good on any existing Bob trailer. No need to spend the big bucks for the new 2005, older Bob trailers are available for...
Forum: Touring
03-22-05, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Tubus Cargo and Tara rack

Just received the racks via UPS.

I was pleasantly surprised at how light the racks are, as they are made from steel. I have been wary of aluminum racks, after hearing many accounts of breakage. ...
Forum: Touring
03-22-05, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By 2WheelMotion

In general, I always recommend a steel or...

In general, I always recommend a steel or titanium bike v.s. aluminum. I think the ride qualities are subjective to taste, but aluminum is the type of metal that experiences catastrophic failure. ...
Forum: Touring
03-22-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Winwood CX fork v.s. steel or other

Recently I noticed Winwood cyclocross forks with disc tabs...and eyelests for fenders...AND eyelets for a rack !?
Hmm.... that might be a pretty sweet, shock absorbing ride.

If you want to take...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-05, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,439
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I think Kona is saying the 56cm bike size has a...

I think Kona is saying the 56cm bike size has a 51cm seat tube. Add 5cm to get the virtual seat tube equivalent (where a horizontal top tube would meet the seat tube)

So it is a compact frame,...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Litespeed Blue Ridge and Fenders

I just bought a used Blue Ridge for commuting and recreational riding. Does anyone have experience with this frame? It has eyelets for a rear rack, but not sure about fender compatability. I hear...
03-13-05, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I had a 2002 Lemond Poprad. Excellent bike,...

I had a 2002 Lemond Poprad. Excellent bike, great frame. I didn't know they were made in the U.S.

I was very pleased with the ride and the feel of the steel. I think the Lemond frames are a bit...
03-11-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By 2WheelMotion

Can I use an Ultegra 9spd brake/shifter with an...

Can I use an Ultegra 9spd brake/shifter with an older (8spd) long cage XT rear derailleur? I guess I'll have to buy a newer 9spd mountain cluster
Forum: Commuting
02-27-05, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By 2WheelMotion

I've done the ride up to Woodland Park from the...

I've done the ride up to Woodland Park from the Springs a couple of times. There is absolutely no one who does that ride as a commute. There are few people who do the ride at all. The highway is...
02-13-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 329,592
Posted By 2WheelMotion

yo Rumble, That is a sweet ride. The Saint...

yo Rumble,
That is a sweet ride. The Saint shizzle is fine dime hizzle. That Nixon looks plush. If you can do a little image scaling, and then save at a slightly lower resolution, that would be...
02-12-05, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 329,592
Posted By 2WheelMotion

"Lizard Skins" used to make shock covers and...

"Lizard Skins" used to make shock covers and chainstay protecters. Same deal...its a neoprene cover that keeps the crud out. Yeah, it works pretty much.
02-10-05, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 329,592
Posted By 2WheelMotion

http://cs.uccs.edu/~jrmoore/images/bike/surlySepia...

http://cs.uccs.edu/~jrmoore/images/bike/surlySepiaMed.JPG
http://cs.uccs.edu/~jrmoore/images/bike/surlyPanMed.JPG
http://cs.uccs.edu/~jrmoore/images/bike/coffee1_small.JPG
Burly Surly

35...
02-09-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By 2WheelMotion

One of the first things I did on my Lemond Poprad...

One of the first things I did on my Lemond Poprad was take it out on the snowy single track, with some nearly bald Ritchey cross tires. It was great fun. Rode streets to the dirt, then rode the...
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