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Forum: Touring
09-04-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By geonjorjany

Thanks for the advice everyone. For now they're...

Thanks for the advice everyone. For now they're taped to the down tube. I'll see how I'm feeling about that and maybe put them in the seat post later down the line. Thanks again.
Forum: Touring
09-04-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By geonjorjany

Where to pack spokes?

Hello everyone, I'm just finishing up packing for my first major tour. Everything is packed all nice, except for my spare spokes. It seems like they would get damaged in the panniers. I've thought...
Forum: Touring
09-01-10, 05:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By geonjorjany

I use a B&M Lumotec IQ CYO R N Plus up front and...

I use a B&M Lumotec IQ CYO R N Plus up front and a B&M Toplight Line Plus in the rear, powered by a SON28 Dynamo hub. I also keep a Blackburn Mars 4.0 at the back for added visibility when needed. ...
Forum: Touring
08-27-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,403
Posted By geonjorjany

My LHT. Traveling from Catskill, NY to Gathering...

My LHT. Traveling from Catskill, NY to Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/geonjorjany/39786_10150241795975258_848680257_14133122_5773291_n.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-27-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Posted By geonjorjany

That's correct! Off the bike it will be shorts...

That's correct! Off the bike it will be shorts with no underwear, or shorts with long johns when it's cold. And it will be getting cold; but the two light shirts being hoodies is more of a sun...
Forum: Touring
08-27-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Posted By geonjorjany

All these lists are making me feel under-packed...

All these lists are making me feel under-packed for my first big tour (3 months, leaving next week). Pretty much all of this is for on and off the bike.

1 light wool hoodie
1 light synthetic...
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,797
Posted By geonjorjany

I used an old credit card to get the decals off...

I used an old credit card to get the decals off my LHT and it worked great. I had to cut the end of the card off a few times as the plastic dulled, but it was a quick and effective method.
Forum: Touring
07-15-10, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By geonjorjany

Thanks guys! I read over these comments and...

Thanks guys! I read over these comments and spent some time checking over my bars last night and I feel pretty confident that I can now get my bike in a box, and more importantly back out of the box...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By geonjorjany

dumb handlebar question

Hey, I feel somewhat stupid asking this, but how do I turn my handlebars so as to fit my bike in a box? I've been trying to become more familiar with my bike as my first real tour approaches, and...
Forum: Touring
07-09-10, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By geonjorjany

You folk are fantastic, thanks for all the advice...

You folk are fantastic, thanks for all the advice everyone! The only part of my trip that I've been somewhat concerned over is passing through Colorado, but at least now I can approach it feeling...
Forum: Touring
07-08-10, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By geonjorjany

Salt Lake City, UT to Boulder, CO

Anyone do any similar routes? I need to decide between that, or heading out from Cedar City, UT and following the ACA routes (Western Express, then Great Parks) to Boulder. I'll be leaving...
Forum: Touring
06-27-10, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By geonjorjany

Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll be...

Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll be getting a full wheel built by Peter, and then I'll have the other as a spare, and maybe I'll even take it apart and build it back up myself a few times to...
Forum: Touring
06-25-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By geonjorjany

The guy at the shop suggested not reusing the rim...

The guy at the shop suggested not reusing the rim because, he said, putting the rim under tension, then releasing the tension, and then putting it under tension again would weaken it. He didn't seem...
Forum: Touring
06-25-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By geonjorjany

Two different sized rims?

Okay, so here's the scenario. I currently have a LHT with the stock 26" Alex Adventurer rims on both of the wheels. Before my tour this fall I want to put a dynamo hub (SON28) on the front wheel to...
Forum: Touring
05-04-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,903
Posted By geonjorjany

...i too have been looking into something to...

...i too have been looking into something to charge my phone/ipod, but i've yet to find many people with much experience with any of them. here's three other possibilities to add to the list: E-Werk...
Forum: Touring
04-18-10, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By geonjorjany

...hey, i'm in a similar situation, except i'll...

...hey, i'm in a similar situation, except i'll be going west to east and i'll be starting the first week of september. i don't have much experience so i can't give much advice, but i strongly...
Forum: Touring
04-17-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By geonjorjany

...thanks for all the input. hearing advice from...

...thanks for all the input. hearing advice from folk with experience really helps me approach this sort of thing with a sense of confidence that i think is important for my tour to be successful. i...
Forum: Touring
04-17-10, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By geonjorjany

...i was thinking maybe if i put a link to the...

...i was thinking maybe if i put a link to the ACA's site (http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/network.cfm) with the map showing the specific course of each of these routes perhaps some responses...
Forum: Touring
04-16-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By geonjorjany

tour intentions; any obvious problem?

...i have three months off of work (early september - early december), so i want to do a nice tour. my idea is to take a train from my home in upstate new york to vancouver. from there i want to move...
Forum: Touring
04-09-10, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By geonjorjany

...all very good advice. i think i have a better...

...all very good advice. i think i have a better idea of how i should be approaching this, i appreciate your input, probably saved me a headache or two...
Forum: Touring
04-09-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By geonjorjany

pannier space?

...i posted about this in another thread, but i'm thinking that might not be the best place for it. anyway, i've been researching panniers for extended touring. i've pretty much settled on axiom, but...
Forum: Touring
04-09-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,193
Posted By geonjorjany

...rather than make a new thread, i'll post here...

...rather than make a new thread, i'll post here since it's in the same vein. i've been researching what panniers to buy, and i seem to have decided to go with some from axiom, but i don't know how...
Forum: Touring
04-04-10, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,711
Posted By geonjorjany

...i've never ridden it on a bike, but i've...

...i've never ridden it on a bike, but i've driven it fairly often, and i don't think it'd be that bad. what have you heard is bad about it? traffic, crappy pavement, hills, etc? please give us an...
Forum: Touring
04-03-10, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By geonjorjany

...thanks for all the advice, this is definitely...

...thanks for all the advice, this is definitely helping avoid some hassles that would have occurred otherwise. i don't think i've ever met such a friendly and helpful forum...
Forum: Touring
04-02-10, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By geonjorjany

...the surly racks look incredible, but i can't...

...the surly racks look incredible, but i can't afford to spend that much right now. if they're worth it i wouldn't mind saving up for them. i don't have any children, a drug habit, or debt, so if...
Forum: Touring
04-02-10, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By geonjorjany

Surly LHT setup advice

...i recently ordered a complete LHT (58cm, 26" wheels) from my LBS, and i should have it within these next few days. i've spent the past week researching online trying to find what components others...
Forum: Touring
04-01-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By geonjorjany

...ooh, good idea, i didn't think of searching by...

...ooh, good idea, i didn't think of searching by manufacturer. and i never knew of craiglook, i always wondered why there wasn't an option to search everywhere on the site. thanks for the...
Forum: Touring
04-01-10, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,387
Posted By geonjorjany

...any tips on searching for racks? other than...

...any tips on searching for racks? other than searching for specific models, putting something like "bike rack" or "bike rear rack" in the search bar gives me 98% of results like thule racks for...
Forum: Touring
03-31-10, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By geonjorjany

...thanks for the advice and opinions. i think...

...thanks for the advice and opinions. i think i'm going to stick with the bmx style for now, and if i come across a cheap traditional helmet on craigslist or something i'll pick it up and see if i...
Forum: Touring
03-30-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By geonjorjany

...i was thinking along the lines of an open...

...i was thinking along the lines of an open helmet (http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/HE299F03-Pro+Tec++Grey+Ace+Sxp+Helmet.aspx). i just ordered a LHT, so i'd like to buy a helmet to avoid...
Forum: Touring
03-30-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By geonjorjany

bmx style helmet for touring?

...this is my first post, so please by gentle. i did some searching on here but couldn't find any posts on this particular subject. so yeah, like the subject suggests, does anyone have any opinions...
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