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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By xiaodidi

$ 291 for a fake frame shipped from China ? You...

$ 291 for a fake frame shipped from China ? You can get the real thing built for $ 695: http://www.abikestore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=abs&Product_Code=fb07_montaguept
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Forum: Touring
05-20-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By xiaodidi

I've been beatin' up a set of his wheels, the LX...

I've been beatin' up a set of his wheels, the LX 36H hubs on Mavic A119, on a 29'er for 2 years, sometimes loaded down with about 60 lbs of panniers on the trails - bulletproof.
Forum: Touring
05-10-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,786
Posted By xiaodidi

Hundreds of thousands of miles on bikes, loaded...

Hundreds of thousands of miles on bikes, loaded and not, and never 1 spoke broken... I get confused every time I read about broken spokes.
Forum: Touring
05-05-09, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By xiaodidi

I would go with these instead: ...

I would go with these instead:
http://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Seymour-Panniers-Inches-Silver/dp/B0012AWS98/ref=pd_sbs_sg_30

Cheaper here:...
Forum: Touring
03-16-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By xiaodidi

SAGged ride... :rolleyes::rolleyes: WTF was...

SAGged ride... :rolleyes::rolleyes:

WTF was he whinning about again ?
Forum: Touring
12-08-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By xiaodidi

Notice the very short wheelbase and crazy toe...

Notice the very short wheelbase and crazy toe overlap before you say that. :innocent:
Forum: Asia
07-16-08, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By xiaodidi

Believe it or not, bikes are cheaper in the US...

Believe it or not, bikes are cheaper in the US when considering quality. Yes, you can get a $30 bike, but you'd better have some good insurance. Any bike under about $100 here looks like it was put...
Forum: Asia
06-24-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By xiaodidi

Since you're bikeless with cash burning through...

Since you're bikeless with cash burning through your pocket...:thumb:

http://auction1.taobao.com/auction/item_detail-0db2-9f5fecb479161a30699e25bdef6bce5b.jhtml
Forum: Asia
06-18-08, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By xiaodidi

Not a problem. By the way... why don't you...

Not a problem.

By the way... why don't you take the ferry into SheKou ? You avoid HK Customs and get there in 30 mins. Not only that but they grab your bags in HKG and load them into the ferry...
Forum: Touring
05-28-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,710
Posted By xiaodidi

And where exactly does one purchase a Soma with...

And where exactly does one purchase a Soma with these nice components ?
Forum: Touring
05-28-08, 12:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By xiaodidi

This happened to me in the past. It is not the...

This happened to me in the past. It is not the mounting system, but a combination of a floppy pannier and a rack that does not support the rear of the pannier. I bent some 1/4" aluminum rod from the...
Forum: Touring
05-26-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By xiaodidi

The issue you'll have with the Jandd rack is the...

The issue you'll have with the Jandd rack is the width, it is too damn narrow - 5" and change if I remember. I have managed to get rear racks to mount on shocks with some spacers in the past was...
Forum: Touring
05-24-08, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By xiaodidi

800 bucks will buy a trailerload of tent, pad ,...

800 bucks will buy a trailerload of tent, pad , and... well trailer.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-08, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By xiaodidi

Yeah... what he said... and give that chain...

Yeah... what he said... and give that chain some love for crying out loud.
Forum: Touring
05-06-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By xiaodidi

Get a mid 80's Miyata or Bridgestone with triple...

Get a mid 80's Miyata or Bridgestone with triple or double butted Japanese CroMoly goodness on Craigslist for $100 and pimp it out to your liking.

...just noticed... Singapore... got any...
Forum: Touring
04-15-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,561
Posted By xiaodidi

I used the hose clamps that came with mine and it...

I used the hose clamps that came with mine and it is super solid. Maybe you can use those if you have not, or tighten the crap out of them if you did. Maybe you mounted the upper bolts too low ?
...
Forum: Touring
04-11-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By xiaodidi

Huh ? Even the $30 Seymours are "water...

Huh ?

Even the $30 Seymours are "water resistant"... (600 Denier)

If you move up to the Journey series with 1000 Denier, it gets better. They even come standard with nice yellow covers just...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By xiaodidi

My 1987 $75 Craigslist Miyata mountain bike on...

My 1987 $75 Craigslist Miyata mountain bike on slicks smokes fools on Litespeeds with slippery lycra and tunnel tested $200 helmets.

Why ?

The fastest part of the bike is the motor - YOU. I...
Forum: Touring
03-31-08, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By xiaodidi

The little black sack of goodies (yes, includes...

The little black sack of goodies (yes, includes reflector hanger) comes attached to every Jandd rack from the factory.
Forum: Touring
03-25-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By xiaodidi

Buy any rack you want then buy one of these: ...

Buy any rack you want then buy one of these:

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=details&sku=RK1103

PS - It is hard to beat the prices at AE for racks so you can 1 stop shop.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-08, 12:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,286
Posted By xiaodidi

I've totalled 3 cars and 0 bikes. That means.......

I've totalled 3 cars and 0 bikes. That means.... oh crap, can't divide by zero. :mad:
03-22-08, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By xiaodidi

I got one yesterday and had to take the spoke...

I got one yesterday and had to take the spoke wrench to the back wheel in a big way. Other than that, no issues after about 50 miles of shakedown.

The brake pads gotta go ! But only after I...
03-22-08, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,265
Posted By xiaodidi

"Rainy" called for fat tires, fenders, and...

"Rainy" called for fat tires, fenders, and waterproof panniers in my book, but maybe the OP is on to something... I'll try some threadless 23s, a single brake, and some tapeless bars next time it...
03-22-08, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By xiaodidi

I took the 56 LHT on display for a spin - nice !

I took the 56 LHT on display for a spin - nice !
03-22-08, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By xiaodidi

Yes... The old 2 wrongs and 1 right rule. ...

Yes... The old 2 wrongs and 1 right rule.

Concern yourself with those things you are responsible for. If we all do this, guess what happens ?
Forum: Touring
03-21-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By xiaodidi

My rule: Chain skips - lube it Still...

My rule:

Chain skips - lube it

Still skips - replace it

No rulers, no gages, no wasted $'s

Every bit of aluminum on your bike is rusted - FACT. Are you running to the store to replace it...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,226
Posted By xiaodidi

Go get some Continental Travel Contacts (26 x...

Go get some Continental Travel Contacts (26 x 1.75 ) and call me in the morning. :D
Forum: Commuting
03-17-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,517
Posted By xiaodidi

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=397912...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=397912 :rolleyes:

Yes, leather and mahogany are great for off road. :D

Internal hub... there goes half your budget.

Craigslist would be a good...
Forum: Touring
03-17-08, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By xiaodidi

Why anyone is willing to risk life and limb to...

Why anyone is willing to risk life and limb to save 1/2 watt going downhill is beyond my analytical capabilities.

I often find myself accidentally squirting my water bottle over my shoulder...
Forum: Touring
03-17-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,131
Posted By xiaodidi

Get a lowrider rack and hit the road, man. ...

Get a lowrider rack and hit the road, man.

30 front 34 rear - good enough for almost anything.

Do you have a 54 LHT or bigger ??? This is important because the 30-34 would be even better...
Forum: Touring
03-17-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By xiaodidi

Most UK retailers will deliver to the US tax free...

Most UK retailers will deliver to the US tax free and shipping is reasonable... ;)
Forum: Touring
03-17-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,887
Posted By xiaodidi

Hey CupCrazy, why don't you do a bit of research...

Hey CupCrazy, why don't you do a bit of research before you ask every question. Everything has been covered in the forums. In case it ain't enough, go to crazyguyonabike.com to read miliions of...
03-16-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,075
Posted By xiaodidi

No BD shill here, it just happened to be the 4th...

No BD shill here, it just happened to be the 4th link on a yahoo search. The price is certainly right, tires and tubes included, get a cog, dude:
...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,649
Posted By xiaodidi

Rim tape, rim tape, rim tape. Check those 3...

Rim tape, rim tape, rim tape. Check those 3 things and see how it goes. :p
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By xiaodidi

Just curious... What happens with those...

Just curious...

What happens with those fancy bags when they're loaded down heavy and hanging 8-10 inches past the last bit of rack ?

Anyone ?

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... snap ! I believe...
03-16-08, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,214
Posted By xiaodidi

30+ years of cycling, 8 years working in a nuke...

30+ years of cycling, 8 years working in a nuke power, and dozens of kicks to the jewels playing futbol... hmmmm... I may have to talk to my old lady and get some paternity tests done. :eek:
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By xiaodidi

Throw them in the bin and buy some V brakes -...

Throw them in the bin and buy some V brakes - that'll fix 'em. :D

...but seriously, swap them out for v brakes and tape your eyelids shut so your eyeballs don't pop out with the increased stopping...
Forum: Touring
03-16-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By xiaodidi

So you pedal the 150 miles... then what to do on...

So you pedal the 150 miles... then what to do on days 2 and 3 ? Hmmm.... ;)
Forum: Touring
03-16-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,887
Posted By xiaodidi

Bibs !?!? Jeez. What is going on in here ? ...

Bibs !?!?

Jeez. What is going on in here ?

With that $1000-1200 I would spend half on a decent used ride, and the rest on gear. You don't even have a bike, so no need going platinum on your...
Forum: Touring
03-16-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,135
Posted By xiaodidi

There seem to be issues with toe overlap on the...

There seem to be issues with toe overlap on the 56 also.

The 54 has a longer wheelbase for added stabillity as well.

I used to be in the 700c is better camp, but have converted to the 26"...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By xiaodidi

Try a Jandd Expedition Rack - a full 3 inches...

Try a Jandd Expedition Rack - a full 3 inches longer than most racks and bulletproof (small calibers only):

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FREXP

You should do a search and save some...
03-15-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By xiaodidi

On 17 !?!? I give you 2 miles max before you are...

On 17 !?!? I give you 2 miles max before you are either commited to the psycho ward or part of the pavement.

Highway 9 is nice, but McKeen Rd to Croy Rd to Uvas Canyon Park, then a 2 mile...
Forum: Touring
03-15-08, 10:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,072
Posted By xiaodidi

To actually answer your question (something that...

To actually answer your question (something that hasn't been done yet :rolleyes: ), yes, use the Voyageur.

The trip is a 600 mile trip, a bit of a touring cakewalk really.

If ,after this jaunt,...
Forum: Touring
03-15-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By xiaodidi

Do you cook at home ? Have pots in your...

Do you cook at home ?

Have pots in your house ?

Try doing figuring out at home before buying something you don't need.
Forum: Touring
03-15-08, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By xiaodidi

Brooks... love 'em or hate 'em. Pass...

Brooks... love 'em or hate 'em. Pass...
03-15-08, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By xiaodidi

Fools ! It's a towel rack for hanging your...

Fools !

It's a towel rack for hanging your ****gramed-racing-earth frinedly sustainable-sweaty brow towel. ;)
Forum: Touring
03-14-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By xiaodidi

80's MB means 126mm spread vs 135 mm in modern...

80's MB means 126mm spread vs 135 mm in modern MBs. All new MB wheels come in 135mm, you can get a road hub (130mm) and squeeze it in or pry appart your bike's ass end. I believe Sheldon has it, look...
03-14-08, 04:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By xiaodidi

Crap ! I've lived here 31 yrs, right up against...

Crap ! I've lived here 31 yrs, right up against the hills in the southern end - should I move or buy a car ?

...but seriously... I've been car free for 2 years and I luv it.

The only public...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By xiaodidi

A bit of exterior electrical tape around the...

A bit of exterior electrical tape around the sealing surfaces keeps all of my lights in one piece (and dry).
Forum: Touring
03-13-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By xiaodidi

Unless you're doing 70 mph + in hard rain it...

Unless you're doing 70 mph + in hard rain it shouldn't be an issue.

I normally disable the rocket motors on my ride when I screw up the arrows and pedal in the rain. :D

...but seriously... ...
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