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Forum: Touring
01-01-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By BLYTZPK

https://www.google.com/search?q=columbia+gorge+his...

https://www.google.com/search?q=columbia+gorge+historic+highway&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=7XDEUoa0CfKqsQTxtoCADQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=566

Road out to Condon and Service Creek...
Forum: Touring
01-01-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

In the magazine under BLOG, there's a Sierra...

In the magazine under BLOG, there's a Sierra Trails account using ultra light. Basically café, they ride hard, cover ground, occasionally go hungry and court hypothermia.
Forum: Touring
01-01-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

try these and search in Google Images ...

try these and search in Google Images

http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/view.php/eszter-horanyi-s-tour-divide-gear-packing.html

Eszter Horanyi CTR Blog 2: An Ounce of Comfort...
01-01-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,297
Posted By BLYTZPK

pits suggest dirt in grease wrong torque...

pits suggest dirt in grease

wrong torque produces grooves. Hi torque narrow grooves, low torque wider grooves, more variation in size around the cones or base.
Forum: Touring
01-01-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By BLYTZPK

With the old single wall you're positioning ...

With the old single wall you're positioning your ride into failing going over a short drop eg a 3" curbing. Simply down when tired/avoiding a pothole/wind/traffic....

Correcting the dent ?...
Forum: Touring
01-01-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

Super ! I was at Bikepacking before but didn't...

Super ! I was at Bikepacking before but didn't get thru figuring the area had died then clicking your link
www.bikepacking.net (http://www.bikepacking.net/) last night we connected. A world of...
12-31-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By BLYTZPK

yeah, pedal shaft threads: outstanding place for...

yeah, pedal shaft threads: outstanding place for RED Loctite. Holds pedal, prevents rusting, loosens with heat and stepping on vicegrips holding open end wrench, holds correct torque.

Linseed the...
Forum: Touring
12-31-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

GDMBR… have photos of the gates at Fleecer’s...

GDMBR… have photos of the gates at Fleecer’s Ridge…this weekend not on hand. Was to wet for entry.
Appreciate the ultra light posts…moves my brain into balancing the light weight vs the camping ...
12-31-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By BLYTZPK

AND THE WINNER IS MYOSMITH ! add a...

AND THE WINNER IS

MYOSMITH !

add a broad flame oxygen/map gas torch followed with seting the tube into a dry ice trench ...dry ice/Al foil/DIY cardboard box.

I have serious reservations on...
Forum: Touring
12-31-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

I have photos of today's racks. Maybe later. ...

I have photos of today's racks. Maybe later.

The ply bracing is directed at the 'cheap' rack proposal. Cheep is the $11 Special of 10 years ago but here 'cheep' is naborhood racking similar to the...
Forum: Touring
12-31-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By BLYTZPK

Past plastic sheet use ( Walmart painters') had...

Past plastic sheet use ( Walmart painters') had several on hand. If one sheet was sanded, no water for washing off then I threw it away, opened a new one.

But long distance away from Walmart ( a...
Forum: Touring
12-30-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

The Redline cyclocrosser intended for the CTD has...

The Redline cyclocrosser intended for the CTD has a 3 strut Blackburn with a plywood top bolted on.

The rack wags then rubs strut on a 2.1 Vapor. Barely adequate for grocery runs at 4 miles RT...
12-30-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By BLYTZPK

The dry method: Campy went for lightness,...

The dry method:

Campy went for lightness, low mating surface area, and I suspect in feudal labor conditions produced a sometimes odd set of mates. Thus a dry method worked best....lacking the...
12-30-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By BLYTZPK

What causes aversion to Locktite ? Is WD-40,...

What causes aversion to Locktite ? Is WD-40, white grease addictive ? Is their use rooted in a deeply held tradition or oractice ?

Any grease in a spindle is dumb. Grease holds water. The refiner...
12-29-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By BLYTZPK

you're pissing into the wind

you're pissing into the wind
12-29-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By BLYTZPK

replace the bearing and inspect cones. WM has...

replace the bearing and inspect cones. WM has cones.
12-29-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By BLYTZPK

your bike axles run in a FREEWHEEL ? Wheels...

your bike axles run in a FREEWHEEL ? Wheels Manufacturing sells extra strong axles for freewheels. Measure yours but buy a longer axle than the one you broke. Life is easier that way. And the ends...
12-29-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By BLYTZPK

Moved the saddle over to the Redline Monodog...

Moved the saddle over to the Redline Monodog staffing a Ritchey seat post....ahhh soft torque...but loosing the screws and washers outback isnot an idea worth smiling about so do we grease or use red...
Forum: Touring
12-29-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By BLYTZPK

Live near an REI ? Try a Novarra. Enjoy building...

Live near an REI ? Try a Novarra. Enjoy building ? rebuild a rust free ten speed with early spring mail odor components..the best deal...class ride/low errr lower cost.
12-29-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By BLYTZPK

ALWAYS grease friction shifter cables before late...

ALWAYS grease friction shifter cables before late fall :lol:
12-29-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By BLYTZPK

further, taper/square plain bearings could be...

further, taper/square plain bearings could be greased but Red Loctite does not attract water, does not evaporate and is designed as a seating compound for this type plain bearing. Red Lock will seat...
12-28-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,997
Posted By BLYTZPK

Only bearings. Only bearings. The bike system,...

Only bearings. Only bearings. The bike system, After Lance, sophisticates with spinoffs from racing/airplanes/locks/computers. Better Living Thru Chemistry,

Silicone grease.

Rear deray pulley...
12-28-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By BLYTZPK

oops ...hehehe steel spoke rulers are...

oops ...hehehe

steel spoke rulers are useful. Nashbar ? Keep mine magnet glued to the wall in 'plain site.'

Summit Racing has a digital for $30...this bolt measures 1.xxx. Then take the gauge...
Forum: Touring
12-28-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By BLYTZPK

apologies on the water sources. Either I forgot...

apologies on the water sources. Either I forgot or read a waterholess series. Yes, water sources are recommended. On the text download files for 8$
Forum: Touring
12-28-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By BLYTZPK

http://www.grabongrips.com/ cut to fit...

http://www.grabongrips.com/ cut to fit application.

Leaving foam on the bar attached to the back of my van....and daywaz cut off tp fit in 400 miles or less. I

If the horizontal sections...
12-28-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By BLYTZPK

Dirt road touring racks

Suggestions for rough going racks ? I asked in TOURING, Bruce Gordon was first, Tubus a distant second. Tubus first in photography.

No practical advice...no impractical on the road rack failures ?
Forum: Touring
12-27-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By BLYTZPK

http://www.bicycling.com/ride-maps/featured-rides/...

http://www.bicycling.com/ride-maps/featured-rides/best-bike-ride-every-state?page=0,5 (http://www.bicycling.com/ride-maps/featured-rides/best-bike-ride-every-state?page=0,5)
...
Forum: Touring
12-27-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By BLYTZPK

what do you NOT want to ride thru ?

what do you NOT want to ride thru ?
Forum: Touring
12-27-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By BLYTZPK

how do you get the crap off the plastic ground...

how do you get the crap off the plastic ground cloth every morning ?
Forum: Touring
12-27-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By BLYTZPK

buy a couple helmet/eyeglass mirrors/check for...

buy a couple helmet/eyeglass mirrors/check for sunglasses with wind wings/bug nets/plan daily rides 10% less than practice ride averages/ride loaded intervals at semi-max spin.
12-26-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,910
Posted By BLYTZPK

the poster can grip the deray mount twisting it...

the poster can grip the deray mount twisting it clockwise from above...that's the click.

for small CR/large cog. relative to cage sides.

but where should the cage be height wise at small...
12-26-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,910
Posted By BLYTZPK

rrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... almost there...look...

rrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....


almost there...look at the cage when chin rubs in large CR/small cog and small CR/large cog.

either twist the small CR/large cog screw 1/4 turn..pedal...does the chain...
12-26-13, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,910
Posted By BLYTZPK

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....:lol:

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....:lol:
12-26-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,910
Posted By BLYTZPK

writing a post or instruction converting words to...

writing a post or instruction converting words to action is difficult. Instructions here are too dense.

moving the cage on the seat tube both radially, around the tube, and vertically for...
Forum: Touring
12-26-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By BLYTZPK

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/travel/36-hours-...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/travel/36-hours-in-south-beach-miami-beach.html?ref=travel
12-25-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By BLYTZPK

experience with: CRC Lectra-Motive Electric...

experience with:

CRC Lectra-Motive Electric Parts Cleaner (http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_lectra-motive-electric-parts-cleaner-crc_7040069-p?searchTerm=crc) ?
...
12-25-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,910
Posted By BLYTZPK

clean your ear canals out so to ear the...

clean your ear canals out so to ear the rrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

screws should be set even....parks covers this right ? as if screws have 5 turns total set screws even at 2.5 turns from bottom.
...
Forum: Touring
12-25-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By BLYTZPK

the red/yellow vinyl back bags hold 25 pounds ? ...

the red/yellow vinyl back bags hold 25 pounds ?

those long package go in a duffel. Duffel then sits vertical on rack strapped to your torso with a cam strap.
Forum: Touring
12-25-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,892
Posted By BLYTZPK

spin spin spin over the barrel motion..esp when...

spin spin spin over the barrel motion..esp when tired...cause you'll forget if SPIN is not hard wired. Too much pressure on the patella. How's the patellar tendon ? thick and long ? see EXRX !
...
Forum: Touring
12-24-13, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By BLYTZPK

what is the weight back there Doug ? the...

what is the weight back there Doug ?

the shock cords are more cargo net.
Forum: Touring
12-24-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By BLYTZPK

bag shift...yes ! I was trying to write that but...

bag shift...yes ! I was trying to write that but couldn't. The bag shifts then the shock cord loosens falling into the rear wheel. Inevetibale.

Riders not experiencing the problem may have a well...
Forum: Touring
12-24-13, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

well, merry xmass to BG and family... spec...

well, merry xmass to BG and family...

spec bike and load.

Bike is easy...a steel Redline monocog cyclocrosser fitted with a 3/8 driveline.

No, I haven't quantified the loads yet and thanks...
Forum: Touring
12-23-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By BLYTZPK

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/cam_buckles.html ...

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/cam_buckles.html

pooor metal cam photo. The cam is well cast, brightly plated and tightly assembled.

cargo net will spread load over outer bag...no vinyl damage.
...
Forum: Touring
12-23-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,123
Posted By BLYTZPK

RT 100 Vermont ? ...

RT 100 Vermont ?

http://www.bikethebyways.org/
Forum: Touring
12-23-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

BG's rear rack is simply done. Compared to more...

BG's rear rack is simply done. Compared to more bridge like racks with multiple struts, triangulations....

what was on the BG rack riding dirt ?

I cut hoops off for plywood topping extending...
Forum: Touring
12-23-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By BLYTZPK

Polypropylene doesn't stretch, holds ? beyond...

Polypropylene doesn't stretch, holds ? beyond the pull/yield capacity of 'normal' wind forces. Florida's Panhandle frequently sees tornado, I've been in two, one with the yak. No problem. I pulled...
Forum: Touring
12-23-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By BLYTZPK

Continental divide trail racks ?

For CAMPING equipment. BOMBPROOF. Will bolt to custom brazed on blocks. Suggestions ?

Fronts are NOT ground grinders but higher. With a platform rack over front wheel.

I was over to Universal...
Forum: Touring
12-23-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By BLYTZPK

ferries underpin the area. Dated but...

ferries underpin the area.


Dated but essential. Updating requires only a visit on the internet and a look with Google Earth ...
Forum: Touring
12-23-13, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By BLYTZPK

currently, I have 25 years in, visits in...

currently, I have 25 years in, visits in '52/58/74/?. I was here at tropical paradise Florida. Gone under asphalt.

The suggestion is ACA's loop may be acceptable in 1993 but less so now following...
Forum: Touring
12-23-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,480
Posted By BLYTZPK

SHOCK CORDS ARE DANGEROUS. S H O C K C O...

SHOCK CORDS ARE DANGEROUS.

S H O C K C O R D S A R E D A N G E R ---------0-]

search to Seattle Fabrics, find poly strapping and steel cam buckles, polyester thread, heavy duty...
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