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08-19-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By derath

Yes it would be. In fact my all around bike used...

Yes it would be. In fact my all around bike used to be a 1992 Trek 950, until it got stolen and was replaced by my Jamis Renegade. But as I mentioned in my OP outside of purchasing I don't really...
Forum: Touring
08-15-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,414
Posted By derath

I generally don't listen to music while I ride. ...

I generally don't listen to music while I ride. It is my time to just enjoy the "quiet" and my thoughts. However at one point I picked up a pair of bone conduction headphones and they worked quite...
Forum: Touring
08-15-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,336
Posted By derath

Not to go off on a tangent as well but I would...

Not to go off on a tangent as well but I would agree. Too late now but I would have locked all that in at time of purchase, even if it meant taking a small hit on some credit card interest.
Forum: Touring
08-15-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,336
Posted By derath

You missed it. He clearly state in his OP: ...

You missed it. He clearly state in his OP:

"This week, as I had the cash flow to purchase the baggage charges for two bikes,"
08-14-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,706
Posted By derath

Rain isn't so bad. Just add some soap near the...

Rain isn't so bad. Just add some soap near the end of the ride and you will be showered when you arrive :)
08-14-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By derath

Haha! Yea see that drop I'd probably walk down...

Haha! Yea see that drop I'd probably walk down even if I had a mountain bike. I'm not as bold as I was in my youth.
08-14-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By derath

"Light" would both be terrain and style. Most of...

"Light" would both be terrain and style. Most of the trails around here are largely smooth. But also having the understanding that some sections I would have to go slow or walk the bike while my...
08-13-17, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By derath

Nice. I think I might want to see if I can go a...

Nice. I think I might want to see if I can go a little larger on my tires.
08-13-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By derath

Light Mountain biking on a Graveler?

Yea I know, I could just try it myself. But I'm on vacation at the moment. I have a friend who recently got into mountain biking. The trails around us are not super technical, (maryland). I'm...
08-07-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,299
Posted By derath

Wow, this thread got fun. raqball it is a shame...

Wow, this thread got fun. raqball it is a shame you had so many issues and great if you moved on successfully. It does seem also that Seattle Forrest's experience is different. He has legitimately...
08-07-17, 06:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,299
Posted By derath

Not to derail the thread (but I'm gonna anyhow),...

Not to derail the thread (but I'm gonna anyhow), which 5 did you get? I'm picking up a 5s and I've thought about getting rid of my 820 but I like having maps. Just yesterday I took a wrong turn and...
08-05-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,299
Posted By derath

There is a very nice bicycle mount...

There is a very nice bicycle mount (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-11029-00#overview) for their watches. IMO given their features and mounts I consider something like the Fenix series of...
07-31-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By derath

He's not the only one who can't see them. I...

He's not the only one who can't see them. I believe it's just you.
Replies: 25
Views: 2,778
Posted By derath

With the rest of my life being busy (running a...

With the rest of my life being busy (running a business, family, etc) I'm a very antisocial rider. My time on a bike is "my" time and I actually prefer being on my own. It's my time to be in my...
07-27-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 547,134
Posted By derath

Don't steal my bike! Your picture is better...

Don't steal my bike!

Your picture is better than mine though
http://i.imgur.com/8jd8HJV.jpg
07-26-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 547,134
Posted By derath

Very nice! I have an old Giant OCR road bike. ...

Very nice! I have an old Giant OCR road bike. Always liked Giant. The new TCR's look sweet.
07-26-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 547,134
Posted By derath

jtm54 WTB real photo hosting service...

jtm54 WTB real photo hosting service...
07-23-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By derath

Just wore mine for the first time. Very...

Just wore mine for the first time. Very comfortable to wear, easy to use/pair with my Garmin 820. Seems accurate, although I haven't worn my chest strap in awhile so I don't have any recent data to...
07-20-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By derath

just ordered one so we'll see.

just ordered one so we'll see.
07-20-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,155
Posted By derath

Seems kinda misleading then. With the thread...

Seems kinda misleading then. With the thread title it felt like trying to pick a bike that would be your only one. Also always helpful dropping additional information that would have been useful in...
Forum: Touring
07-20-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,242
Posted By derath

Are you meaning Bilenky Bikes in Philadelphia?

Are you meaning Bilenky Bikes in Philadelphia?
Forum: Touring
07-19-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,242
Posted By derath

Given the amount of time Darren Alff spends...

Given the amount of time Darren Alff spends touring every year I think whatever he spends on a bike is money well spent.
07-18-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By derath

This is how I store some of the bikes in the...

This is how I store some of the bikes in the garage. I also store the tandem vertically where the front wheel is held with a hook high up near the ceiling and the back wheel is on the ground.
07-17-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By derath

I haven't used it for cycling, at least yet but I...

I haven't used it for cycling, at least yet but I have had success camping. The last two years I used a goal zero Venture 30 and nomad solar panel at my sons Cub scout camp Venture 30 Solar...
07-16-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By derath

I've thought about that. Bilenky Bikes is within...

I've thought about that. Bilenky Bikes is within driving distance of me and offers $595 + 75 for touch up painting around the welds. At the same time I have always in the past had 2 bikes. It used...
07-16-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By derath

S&S coupled bike that doesn't break the bank

Hey all,

I wasn't sure exactly what forum to post this under, but this seemed the most appropriate.

About 18 months ago I got a Jamis Renegade Expat. I absolutely LOVE this bike. It is about...
Forum: Touring
07-16-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,405
Posted By derath

I feel like I've walked into the middle of a...

I feel like I've walked into the middle of a conversation. I don't see any of that in this thread?
Forum: Touring
07-15-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By derath

Maybe he's just pointing out that plenty of bikes...

Maybe he's just pointing out that plenty of bikes can do the touring miles.
Forum: Touring
07-14-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By derath

The salsa anything cage looks to have some pretty...

The salsa anything cage looks to have some pretty large standoffs

EXP Series Anything Cradle | Salsa Cycles (http://salsacycles.com/components/category/bags_frame_packs/exp_series_anything_cradle)
Forum: Touring
07-14-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By derath

Not to hijack your thread, but I asked pretty...

Not to hijack your thread, but I asked pretty much the same question further down the page and got lots of good responses. It might help.
...
07-13-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By derath

Nice! share pics when you have it all dressed...

Nice! share pics when you have it all dressed down. Unfortunately mine is one year prior to them adding more attachment points on the fork so I haven't figured out how to get fenders on it. I...
Forum: Touring
07-12-17, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,169
Posted By derath

That is true. This has been a decent tent. ...

That is true.

This has been a decent tent. It's not sub 3# but its only 3lbs 6oz. $108 on amazon. http://a.co/c3mo24O

I've always been a Kelty fan. have a larger one of their tents for...
Forum: Touring
07-12-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By derath

Hijack away. I'm still building out the rest of...

Hijack away. I'm still building out the rest of my bag setup as well. :)
Forum: Touring
07-12-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By derath

yonderb0y, THANKS! The pictures are perfect. ...

yonderb0y, THANKS! The pictures are perfect. Sold. That looks to be the same dimension cockpit as mine so would work fine. I have about 12 in from the wheel to the stem.

And I'm glad to see it...
Forum: Touring
07-11-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By derath

pretty cool. unfortunately with disk brakes my...

pretty cool. unfortunately with disk brakes my fork doesn't have the necessary studs.
Forum: Touring
07-11-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By derath

Given your location we are practically neighbors...

Given your location we are practically neighbors :).


Oh and Imgur.com is free (I use it for all of my forum picture posting).
Forum: Touring
07-11-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By derath

Oh so they are, I'm making all kinds of mistakes...

Oh so they are, I'm making all kinds of mistakes in my thread. Been watching too many videos and almost all of the Australian vids I saw were heavy apidura so made a bad assumption. Their stuff is...
Forum: Touring
07-11-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By derath

@TimothyH...

@TimothyH (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=418438)- thanks. I hadn't really looked much at Apidura since they are AUS based and didn't seem to have much of a US presence. Not that I'm against...
Forum: Touring
07-11-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By derath

Bikepacking style handlebard bag for drops?

Hey all,

As the title suggests, I have been looking for a good option for a rollbag "bikepacking" style handlebar bag. Most of the bags I've seen (Revelate etc) seem geared for straight...
07-11-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 123,620
Posted By derath

I got a Renegade Expat about 18 months ago and...

I got a Renegade Expat about 18 months ago and LOVE it. I do ride primarily on the road, but the road conditions can vary wildly from smooth pavement, to a potholed mess, to unpaved.

I have found...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By derath

I would consider one of the "gravel" bikes. I'm...

I would consider one of the "gravel" bikes. I'm honestly not sure exactly how they differ from a cyclocross bike (geometry maybe?) but they are pretty sweet. I went from a road bike (Giant OCR...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-20-17, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 524,264
Posted By derath

Damn man, that ride looks fun. Timing sucks for...

Damn man, that ride looks fun. Timing sucks for me. Maybe next year.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-16-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 524,264
Posted By derath

finally got out on my first ride of 2017. I've...

finally got out on my first ride of 2017. I've been tied up the last couple of months in the yard. We had about 11 trees taken down. I had the budget to take them down but not haul everything...
10-29-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By derath

Well I was painfully slow to ship but the tires...

Well I was painfully slow to ship but the tires made it to a good home. Thanks for everyone who showed interest, sorry if you weren't first in line.

-D
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-09-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 524,264
Posted By derath

Found you and followed. Don't know how to invite...

Found you and followed. Don't know how to invite without an email. Not sure how to message or anything either. Still pretty new to strava.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-06-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,088
Views: 524,264
Posted By derath

Wait, I so far have managed to stay away from...

Wait, I so far have managed to stay away from facebook, but how do I find everyone on Strava?
Forum: Touring
09-26-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,130
Posted By derath

It isn't Bike touring related, but I've used a...

It isn't Bike touring related, but I've used a solar panel/battery pack setup to keep my electronics charged while camping. So far I've gone 4 days easily without needing an outlet. I would imagine...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,257
Posted By derath

Make a go home checklist? Set a recurring...

Make a go home checklist? Set a recurring appointment on your smartphone called "got keys?" Make a habit to put both in a certain spot every day when you get to the office so you can't forget them?...
09-23-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By derath

Thanks again for everyone who responded. Just as...

Thanks again for everyone who responded. Just as a follow up it was broken. Getting replaced under warranty from Shimano.
09-20-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By derath

Hey just wanted to reply to update. I got some...

Hey just wanted to reply to update. I got some quick PM's to this post. So I'd say to consider them taken. If any of those fall through I'll update the thread again.
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