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Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,394
Posted By sjt78

No problem. If I didn't already have too many I'd...

No problem. If I didn't already have too many I'd pick up a couple of those same ones. Enjoy.

P.s.- I really like the Fuji this year. I think you made a great choice.
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,654
Posted By sjt78

My bike is just like that as well with the TRP...

My bike is just like that as well with the TRP 8.4 mini v-brakes. I can't say I've noticed any rattling. It does rub on the fender but they are plastic and I don't mind.
Forum: Touring
05-08-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,394
Posted By sjt78

I think clear would work well with that bike. I...

I think clear would work well with that bike. I like the Specialized water bottles as they seem to be the defacto bottle used for shops and places to put their logo on them. Here is a nice one on...
Forum: Touring
04-03-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,968
Posted By sjt78

Fatbike seems a bit out of place in that group. ...

Fatbike seems a bit out of place in that group. Otherwise that pic is making me wish for warm weather rides. Spring in Buffalo, NY apparently means snow on the ground.
Forum: Touring
03-27-16, 01:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,247
Posted By sjt78

Pletscher Double Leg Center Mount Bicycle...

Pletscher Double Leg Center Mount Bicycle Kickstand
http://www.amazon.com/Pletscher-Double-Center-Bicycle-Kickstand/dp/B006ZN86PM
Forum: Touring
03-26-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By sjt78

Those are aluminum fenders. No plastic there.

Those are aluminum fenders. No plastic there.
Forum: Touring
03-26-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By sjt78

Tin snips seem to be the better option here are...

Tin snips seem to be the better option here are you would be able to control your cuts much easier than the dremel. What are you going to attach it to as I don't see a fender mount unless it is...
Forum: Touring
03-24-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,447
Posted By sjt78

If you like the Specialized brand you need to...

If you like the Specialized brand you need to look at the AWOL line. I think they are more suited to what you described.
Forum: Touring
03-21-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,394
Posted By sjt78

Search for "cross levers" as they were originally...

Search for "cross levers" as they were originally envisioned for cyclocross bikes but have been adapted by commuters, tourers, etc. in addition to cross racers. I have them on two bikes and wouldn't...
Forum: Touring
03-18-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,394
Posted By sjt78

Not sure what I like more the scenery or the...

Not sure what I like more the scenery or the bikes. Nice setups. I see you use a smallish frame bag on both setups even though you have a 4 pannier setup. Is that for bike repair supplies or do...
Forum: Touring
03-18-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,394
Posted By sjt78

Top one is easy, Fuji Touring. Bottom one is a...

Top one is easy, Fuji Touring. Bottom one is a Seven Expat?
Forum: Touring
03-17-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By sjt78

Complete bike or build up from a frame/fork? ...

Complete bike or build up from a frame/fork? Gunnar, Soma, Salsa, Specialized, Trek, etc. you really are not looking too hard if you are not finding bikes that fit your description. Look at cross,...
Forum: Touring
03-17-16, 02:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By sjt78

I agree with most of the above suggestions to...

I agree with most of the above suggestions to look at the many gravel or cyclocross (avoid the race oriented models as they likely leave off provisions to mount racks) that are available now. You can...
Forum: Touring
03-16-16, 06:05 PM
Forum: Touring
03-12-16, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By sjt78

Very nice looking and smart build. It makes me...

Very nice looking and smart build. It makes me want to try those Elite Link cables. I like the 10s XT crank with the chain guard, where did you find that?
03-06-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,667
Posted By sjt78

Basically did you have a cable stop welded to the...

Basically did you have a cable stop welded to the frame?
Forum: Touring
11-23-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By sjt78

You can certainly run a handlebar bag with your...

You can certainly run a handlebar bag with your shifters. Worst case is you replace the cables/housing and make them a bit longer up front to easily be pushed to the side when the bag is installed....
Forum: Touring
11-10-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,687
Posted By sjt78

Biketiresdirect has the Ortlieb Bike Packers as a...

Biketiresdirect has the Ortlieb Bike Packers as a gold express deal for $165. The deal ends at midnight.
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/ortlieb-bike-packer-plus-pannier-set
Forum: Touring
11-01-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,963
Posted By sjt78

Buy the Brooks, you obviously want them. Nothing...

Buy the Brooks, you obviously want them. Nothing wrong with that.
Forum: Touring
10-28-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,671
Posted By sjt78

It sounds like you have made up your mind against...

It sounds like you have made up your mind against using a bike trailer which is fine. Trailers are not for everyone though one would simplify your decision as any bike could pull one. I have one...
10-22-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By sjt78

Best, I'd probably agree with the others. I just...

Best, I'd probably agree with the others. I just installed a Crane Creek 40 and I have faith it will last a very long time. If this will be a dedicated winter bike might as well keep things...
10-22-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By sjt78

Looks to be the case. They were made by bike shop...

Looks to be the case. They were made by bike shop employees during the winter downtime. I'm not sure what happened.
Forum: Touring
10-16-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,394
Posted By sjt78

Very nice Troll! I didn't realize they made a...

Very nice Troll! I didn't realize they made a World Troller.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-15, 12:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,650
Posted By sjt78

zeropergallon.com That is the website that...

zeropergallon.com

That is the website that sold the patches. It looks like it is out of business. I purchased one a few years ago from them.
Forum: Touring
10-14-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,014,394
Posted By sjt78

I have a few bikes, but never had a classic...

I have a few bikes, but never had a classic touring bike. That ended back in the spring when I purchased this Jamis Aurora off of Craigslist. I wasn't really looking to add another bike to the...
Forum: Touring
08-14-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 27,765
Posted By sjt78

I'll take the kickstands, dynamos, fenders, and...

I'll take the kickstands, dynamos, fenders, and bike computers. The rest, meh.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-15, 12:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,376
Posted By sjt78

I'm glad this bike works for you. To me it just...

I'm glad this bike works for you. To me it just seems like a hodge-podge of expensive components. That Reynolds wheelset with the Marathon tires is just an odd pairing. How much weight are you...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By sjt78

I would keep what you have until you wear them...

I would keep what you have until you wear them out. Then I would look into getting similar sized commuter tires such as the Schwable Marathons. I would not go smaller than the 35mm size you have. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,769
Posted By sjt78

Good to hear you got it back and I hope you...

Good to hear you got it back and I hope you treated that guy in the truck to a nice meal, drink or something.
08-04-15, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By sjt78

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. ...

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Regarding the rear cassette freezing, I do think that how you store your bike during the day plays a big role. If you commute in sub-freezing temps, then...
Forum: Touring
08-04-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By sjt78

Nicely done and very clever. Even though I do...

Nicely done and very clever. Even though I do not have an Ortlieb bag your ideas will come in handy.
Forum: Touring
07-13-15, 09:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,999
Posted By sjt78

Looks pretty nice for a bike that's seen all of...

Looks pretty nice for a bike that's seen all of that weather through the years. Sometimes we obsess over over the minutia. I bet that bike will still be around when you are done with its use. It...
Forum: Touring
07-12-15, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By sjt78

Sorry, just noticed your question. I believe the...

Sorry, just noticed your question. I believe the bearing was already pressed in when I installed the two I have.
Forum: Touring
06-22-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By sjt78

Beautiful bike and a shame you are not 100% happy...

Beautiful bike and a shame you are not 100% happy with it. I'm not sure if you mentioned at the time of purchase to keep the steerer tube long or uncut, but if they are willing to keep you as a...
Forum: Touring
06-19-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By sjt78

I went with the FSA THE PIG DH headset on my...

I went with the FSA THE PIG DH headset on my cargo bike and commuting bike. They live up to the name but are very burly and tightened up the front end of the xtracycle especially. I haven't had front...
Forum: Touring
06-15-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 135,243
Posted By sjt78

Looks good. One other option you had besides...

Looks good. One other option you had besides bending the stays around the brake caliper is to shorten them a bit and mount them at the mid-fork eyelets. I did that with my cargo bike and I've seen...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,748
Posted By sjt78

First I'd like to say it is horrible to hear that...

First I'd like to say it is horrible to hear that your bike was stolen. I re-read your first post and I'm not clear on how exactly your bike was locked up. Did you have a cable lock and a evo min U...
Forum: Touring
05-13-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,307
Posted By sjt78

The rack looks great. Actually the whole bike...

The rack looks great. Actually the whole bike looks awesome. I'm still dumbfounded that you found a shop that had it in stock AND also had the Surly racks. That just blows my mind. Mind sharing...
Forum: Touring
04-27-15, 06:31 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,590
Posted By sjt78

I disagree. Love those old Konas even if they...

I disagree. Love those old Konas even if they have a few scratches. I see you shouldn't have any heel clearance issues with that rear rack, but it looks extremely far back. Looks like even in the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-15-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By sjt78

I appreciate everyone's input so far. I'm...

I appreciate everyone's input so far. I'm currently running the bike in mullet mode, disc front and v-brake in the rear and could continue to do so. I just wanted to look into logistics and cost of...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-15-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By sjt78

Is that because you feel it is unnecessary or for...

Is that because you feel it is unnecessary or for fear of failure? Just trying to figure out your angle. Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-15-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By sjt78

NY framebuilder to add rear disc tab on steel mtn frame?

Any suggestions on who is local to me (western NY Buffalo area) that I could hire to put on a rear disc tab on a 2001 Rocky Mountain Blizzard frame. It is a True Temper OX Platinum frame. I could...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,671
Posted By sjt78

Kryptonite evolution series 4 U locks are orange...

Kryptonite evolution series 4 U locks are orange but lock on both sides of the shackle. The series 2 (gray) and mini models (orange) have the bent foot feature and only lock on one side.
Forum: Commuting
04-08-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,833
Posted By sjt78

I just bough these Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek V Bike...

I just bough these Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek V Bike Shoes - Men's - REI.com (http://www.rei.com/product/847126/pearl-izumi-x-alp-seek-v-bike-shoes-mens).

I have a earlier model of these from about 5...
04-08-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By sjt78

1995

1995
Forum: Commuting
03-19-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By sjt78

No, that plastic is not very heavy duty on those...

No, that plastic is not very heavy duty on those locks. I actually pulled it off my Onguard lock as all it did was add bulk.
03-16-15, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,862
Posted By sjt78

That's similar to how I lock up my Xtracycle at...

That's similar to how I lock up my Xtracycle at work. I leave the Kryptonite chain on the rack at work and I ride with a Kryptonite New York U-lock which I use on the frame and front wheel. ...
02-21-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,247
Posted By sjt78

Bconneraz...which front rack are you using and...

Bconneraz...which front rack are you using and have you ridden with front panniers yet? The top rack part looks nice.

Edit...I'm pretty sure now that is the Surly front rack. I think I will get...
02-21-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,247
Posted By sjt78

My guess would be the thin wall construction of...

My guess would be the thin wall construction of the Merlin was great as a hard tail mtb but made the longtail a bit too noodley.
11-18-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,247
Posted By sjt78

Looks great. I love my xtra and I'm sure you...

Looks great. I love my xtra and I'm sure you will find many uses for yours. I noticed you have some sort of black tube on your lower section of chain, what is that for? Also, I don't think you...
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