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Posted By Black Shuck

I have a Zefal HP-X and a Lezyne Road Drive, both...

I have a Zefal HP-X and a Lezyne Road Drive, both great pumps. I had a SKS Puro too but that went in the trash after walking home from a flat.
Forum: Foo
07-23-09, 01:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,340
Posted By Black Shuck

Swedish is my first language. I like to think I...

Swedish is my first language. I like to think I speak, read and write English almost as well, my Finnish is weak because I never get to practice. I speak enough German to get by and read with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,135
Posted By Black Shuck

+1 for Duvel :-)

+1 for Duvel :-)
Forum: Touring
07-16-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,765
Posted By Black Shuck

Very rarely enough to be considered drunk, but a...

Very rarely enough to be considered drunk, but a nice cold beer is a great way to round off a day of hard work.
Replies: 277
Views: 42,951
Posted By Black Shuck

324km(201 miles) in 11:40 riding, maybe 15 hours...

324km(201 miles) in 11:40 riding, maybe 15 hours total. 1 flat due to a valve failure so i had to locate a new spare tube.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By Black Shuck

+1 for Soma Smoothie, though I haven't tried any...

+1 for Soma Smoothie, though I haven't tried any of the others suggested (my Thorn seems a bit like a upgraded LHT/Aurora though).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By Black Shuck

I caught a wasp in my helmet a few weeks ago,...

I caught a wasp in my helmet a few weeks ago, stung me 3 times before i got the helmet off :-(

then last week a bumblebee flew into my armpit and stung me, hurt worse than the wasp.
Forum: Touring
07-03-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Black Shuck

I got the Thorn complete, apart from the wheels,...

I got the Thorn complete, apart from the wheels, and it's been great. Changed the crank for a Tiagra an the brakes fo LX v-brakes but apart from that's it's stock and been great. Ofc if you plan to...
Forum: Touring
07-01-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Black Shuck

I *think* the one I have could fit a 38 maybe...

I *think* the one I have could fit a 38 maybe maybe, not with fenders and no mud clearance. Google for Enigma Etape Audax fork.
Had to go snap a couple of pics, SKS P35 fenders, 25C tires:
...
Forum: Foo
06-28-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 72,574
Posted By Black Shuck

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_kalajok...

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_kalajoki/kalajoki2_2.sized.jpg

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_kalajoki/kalajoki2_6.sized.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
06-23-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 72,574
Posted By Black Shuck

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_cyklar/...

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_cyklar/kalajoki_1.sized.jpg (http://gallery.rhapsody.st/ironfist_cyklar/kalajoki_1?full=1)
06-16-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Black Shuck

The only time disc brakes are really worth the...

The only time disc brakes are really worth the prince increase is in very wet and muddy conditions, so no, I wouldn't recommend spending on them. Also, in that price range I'd look for a rigid bike,...
Forum: Touring
06-15-09, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,365
Posted By Black Shuck

They might be on the narrow side, and maybe not...

They might be on the narrow side, and maybe not as strong as the A319 or A719 from Mavic, but good rims nonetheless. The recommended maximum tire width for the CXP-33 is 28mm, they'll take a 32mm...
Forum: Touring
06-13-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Black Shuck

I wore out a pair of champlains in maybe 3 months...

I wore out a pair of champlains in maybe 3 months of touring/camping. They are quite practical but not very rugged. The rubber coating on the attachment hooks is a joke too, had to keep fixing mine...
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By Black Shuck

Heh, yeah I'm no aircraft expert, just something...

Heh, yeah I'm no aircraft expert, just something that popped out of the back of my head. I was buzzed by a couple of Hawks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAe_Hawk) (who really ought to be retired by...
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By Black Shuck

Umm, sure it was a F-14? I though they were...

Umm, sure it was a F-14? I though they were retired from service in 2006?
Forum: Touring
06-12-09, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,793
Posted By Black Shuck

My french press, wouldn't get far without it....

My french press, wouldn't get far without it. Otherwise just the pot+pan that came with my mini-trangia. Oh, a titanium spork too just for the geek factor.
Replies: 44
Views: 3,790
Posted By Black Shuck

I bought a set of barends like these for my...

I bought a set of barends like these for my hybrid bike when I toured on that, helped me a lot:
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/_upload_au/parts/products/zooms/2009/barend_450709.jpg

Looked like...
Forum: Foo
06-07-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By Black Shuck

The tools, too often I find myself fixing things...

The tools, too often I find myself fixing things with less than adequate and certainly not recommended tools and methods :-(
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,382
Posted By Black Shuck

I want to go ride too, stupid fever :-( woke up...

I want to go ride too, stupid fever :-( woke up all sweaty and sore on saturday morning, and my throat is feeling all rough too :-( couldn't even hold a note singing in the shower...
Forum: Touring
06-05-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,094
Posted By Black Shuck

22km/h for multiple days, but i did an accidental...

22km/h for multiple days, but i did an accidental double century(i ment to camp half way and ride the rest on day2) fully loaded doing 24km/h a couple of weeks ago.

Edit, i've done about 110km/day...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By Black Shuck

Shimano BR-R650 if 57mm is enough reach. ...

Shimano BR-R650 if 57mm is enough reach.

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_cyklar/smoothie_fork2.thumb.jpg (http://gallery.rhapsody.st/ironfist_cyklar/smoothie_fork2?full=1)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 306,283
Posted By Black Shuck

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_t08/st0...

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_t08/st08_30.jpg

Can't see very far, but it went on like that for hours. Somewhere in Denmark.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Black Shuck

Some Audax frames, like the Thorn Mk3 have 132.5...

Some Audax frames, like the Thorn Mk3 have 132.5 dropout width to fit both road and mtb hubs, many touring frames too but they might both be on the heavy side. I think steel road frames like the...
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Views: 570
Posted By Black Shuck

I've had good luck so far this year with a set of...

I've had good luck so far this year with a set of 25mm Conti Gatorskins. I've had 2 flats, bot unrelated to the tires, first a valve failed and then i pinched the replacement tube >.<

Low rolling...
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 03:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By Black Shuck

Buy the complete, ride the parts into the ground...

Buy the complete, ride the parts into the ground and replace with parts of your choice when needed is what I would do. I've built a few bikes from scratch and they always wind up 30-60% more...
05-31-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By Black Shuck

All you need is a Park Tool BBT-2 or 22, or a...

All you need is a Park Tool BBT-2 or 22, or a copy of that. And a 10mm hex key for the crank arm bolts. For the cartridge itself, go for the slightly more expensive BB-ES25, it's just a few $ more.
...
05-31-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By Black Shuck

you could mesure it i guess

you could mesure it i guess
05-31-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By Black Shuck

Not normal, check your crank bolts, if they're...

Not normal, check your crank bolts, if they're tight replace the BB. Fast and easy to replace, doesn't cost a fortune either. I had a Deore crank that would work itself loose over time, had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Black Shuck

The real road bikes they made were actually...

The real road bikes they made were actually pretty good, Tunturi Professional at least. Imported lugged&brazed frames, fairly light and Shimano 600 or Golden Arrow components. Their top of the line...
Forum: Touring
05-31-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,905
Posted By Black Shuck

Brooks Swift or Selle San Marco Regal. Tried a...

Brooks Swift or Selle San Marco Regal. Tried a B17 first but it was just wrong for my riding position, rocks on my more upright fixed gear though(bars just over the saddle)
Forum: Foo
05-31-09, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 72,574
Posted By Black Shuck

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_300k2/3...

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_300k2/300509_3.sized.jpg (http://gallery.rhapsody.st/ironfist_300k2/300509_3?full=1)

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_300k2/300509_2.sized.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,858
Posted By Black Shuck

Friday, nothing, got off the night shift in the...

Friday, nothing, got off the night shift in the morning and didn't sleep. Saturday, 324.16km and Sunday probably won't be much. Pics from Sat here (http://gallery.rhapsody.st/ironfist_300k2).
05-29-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Black Shuck

My Tiagra crank did the same, seems i'd tightened...

My Tiagra crank did the same, seems i'd tightened the plastic bearing preload cap just a little too much as it went away when i reinstalled and made sure to tighten very gently.
Forum: Touring
05-29-09, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 2,025,841
Posted By Black Shuck

New crankset and bags warrants a new pic, right?...

New crankset and bags warrants a new pic, right? ;-)

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_cyklar/thorn_tiagra2.jpg
05-27-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By Black Shuck

A threaded rod a few inches longer than the...

A threaded rod a few inches longer than the headtube, appropriate nuts and a few large spacers make a decent headset press. Of course you can also beat them in with a block of wood and a mallet if...
05-26-09, 03:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,624
Posted By Black Shuck

I've done a couple of longer rides this year...

I've done a couple of longer rides this year carrying a backpack, 3 centuries etc without issue.. Karrimor Sabre 30 packed with normal clothes, pump, tools and a bottle or two of water, maybe 4-5kg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,103
Posted By Black Shuck

Sunday, had to do something so I went for a 60km...

Sunday, had to do something so I went for a 60km coffee-ride(40 to the coffee place, 20 home) to enjoy the weather. Legs still felt dead, my gluteus minimus were sore beyond description and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Black Shuck

Yes, but you need a 10-speed cassette and a...

Yes, but you need a 10-speed cassette and a spacer behind it.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By Black Shuck

Not bad at all I'd say. My first 100+ took a...

Not bad at all I'd say. My first 100+ took a *lot* longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By Black Shuck

I like the 25c Gatorskins on my distance bike, no...

I like the 25c Gatorskins on my distance bike, no flats so far in 1000+km
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By Black Shuck

Orbea Diem. Takes fenders, racks and even disc...

Orbea Diem. Takes fenders, racks and even disc brakes.
Replies: 22
Views: 4,910
Posted By Black Shuck

2 800ml bottles usually, lasts me around...

2 800ml bottles usually, lasts me around 100-140km in cool weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,157
Posted By Black Shuck

Life is good indeed :-) ...

Life is good indeed :-)

http://gallery.rhapsody.st/albums/ironfist_300k/300k_4.jpg

The Blue Road, from Mo I Rana, Norway to Petrozavodsk, Russia.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-09, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Black Shuck

All shimano hubs are good, according to the great...

All shimano hubs are good, according to the great Mr. Brown. I went with Ultegra because I got them cheap, but have used bottom of the barrel C-201 and even Acera mtb hubs with good results. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,446
Posted By Black Shuck

The pouches are for girls and girly-boys, Grov...

The pouches are for girls and girly-boys, Grov Lös is where it's at ;-)
Forum: Touring
05-24-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Black Shuck

Just wanted to point out that a Deore FD wouldn't...

Just wanted to point out that a Deore FD wouldn't work with his crankset and shifter, he'd need a Tiagra or equivalent triple road FD as an upgrade. I just got a FD-R443 that was cheap and works well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,895
Posted By Black Shuck

Sounds about like how I do it, minus the coffee...

Sounds about like how I do it, minus the coffee breaks :-P
05-24-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Black Shuck

The shifters and derailleurs look like re-branded...

The shifters and derailleurs look like re-branded MicroShift parts, at least from the product photos on the site.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-09, 03:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,446
Posted By Black Shuck

I used up about a third of a can on my 300k on...

I used up about a third of a can on my 300k on friday. Great stuff indeed.
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