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Forum: Touring
03-12-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By TheSergeant

You can definitely use your CX bike. I've toured...

You can definitely use your CX bike. I've toured over a 1,000+ miles on my BH RX1 on handbuilt 24/28 wheels with zero issues. Have you considered softbags? I know you already have the Ortliebs but...
Forum: Touring
02-03-13, 12:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,651
Posted By TheSergeant

I take a AA powered "mustache trimmer". I just...

I take a AA powered "mustache trimmer". I just keep a very short beard (#2 attachment) and clean up my neckline every few days. Doesn't weigh much and keeps me from looking like a bum 5 days into a...
Forum: Touring
02-03-13, 12:51 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,385
Posted By TheSergeant

I had a 2012 Fargo and liked it quite a bit. The...

I had a 2012 Fargo and liked it quite a bit. The reality was though that on road it was pretty sluggish, slow and heavy. Off-road it wasn't any more capable (IME at least) than my CX bike with 35c...
Forum: Touring
01-23-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By TheSergeant

I toured with a GoalZero Nomad 7 and Guide 10...

I toured with a GoalZero Nomad 7 and Guide 10 combo a couple years ago. Unless you can position it angled directly at the sun and it can sit there all day I found it to be pretty much useless for...
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 01:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By TheSergeant

Interesting idea. You could drill small holes on...

Interesting idea. You could drill small holes on the skirts with a drill and then take a toothpick or kabob stick with some poofhide and smooth the holes out. Then use a nail with a filed/rounded...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By TheSergeant

Ya, I'm planning to, I sent you a PM. The...

Ya, I'm planning to, I sent you a PM.


The ones I've made can accomodate most standard u-locks. I'm going to be offering a 2nd version for mini u-locks as well since those seem to be pretty...
Forum: Touring
01-18-13, 01:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,496
Posted By TheSergeant

The real deciding factor for me is handlebar...

The real deciding factor for me is handlebar height in relation to saddle height. In my experience if your saddle is above you handlebars pass on Brooks -- period. If it's level or your handlebars...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-13, 12:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,969
Posted By TheSergeant

I will say this: For riding around town,...

I will say this: For riding around town, commuting, or even certain tours -- I prefer my 1990 Novara XR that I built up for less than $300 over my $4k+ carbon BH RX1. Yes, there is a top speed...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By TheSergeant

"You my boy blue!" Thank yoU!!! The Evo Mini...

"You my boy blue!" Thank yoU!!! The Evo Mini was basically at the top of my list. Thanks again!!!
Forum: Commuting
01-17-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By TheSergeant

Huge Favor: Need Dimensions of Your U-Lock for U-Lock Holster in the works

Hey Guys,

I was hoping I could call on the forum for a little assistance for one of the projects I'm working on. I've already made a few version of cordura u-lock holster that mounts to a frame...
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By TheSergeant

I was in the same boat as you and decided to go...

I was in the same boat as you and decided to go with Axiom LaSalles Deluxe and really like them. I got them for less than half what I would have paid for the Ortlieb Backroller Classics at REI even...
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,577
Posted By TheSergeant

From This (2012 Salsa Fargo w/ Bob Trailer): ...

From This (2012 Salsa Fargo w/ Bob Trailer):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o7eHDeg9SAo/TwdLgKSCi9I/AAAAAAAAFHE/7hjgsPAUYOE/s640/IMG_1821.JPG

To This (2012 BH RX1 w/ homemade Bags):...
Forum: Touring
12-04-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,737
Posted By TheSergeant

I've had multiple B17s, B17 Specials and Team...

I've had multiple B17s, B17 Specials and Team Pros. My general observation has been that the B17 Special, along with copper rivets/rails, also has thicker leather (and chamfered edges). To be...
Forum: Touring
11-26-12, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By TheSergeant

You can tour on anything--as long as you can ride...

You can tour on anything--as long as you can ride the bike comfortably for more than a few hours a day. The biggest myth ever is that you need a "touring bike" to tour.

I did my last trip on a...
Forum: Touring
11-26-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By TheSergeant

I didn't ask but I don't think he is. Maybe...

I didn't ask but I don't think he is. Maybe eofelis can chime in? I'd be interested in following his trip.
Forum: Touring
11-25-12, 02:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By TheSergeant

This just absolutely blew my mind. I MET ZACH on...

This just absolutely blew my mind. I MET ZACH on my last trip down the pacific coast route mid October. He had just climbed up over Leggett (going south to north) and dropped into our campsite...
Forum: Touring
11-19-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By TheSergeant

I've heard pretty good things about Dill Pickle...

I've heard pretty good things about Dill Pickle Gear. You could contact her to see what it would be for a custom bag.
http://www.dillpicklegear.com/
Forum: Touring
10-23-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,385
Posted By TheSergeant

Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it :thumb: ...

Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it :thumb:



Ya, I posted a photo on MTBR or bikepacking.net after I made it. You probably saw it there.

The frame bag is bolted to the frame via the water...
Forum: Touring
10-23-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 80,385
Posted By TheSergeant

I haven't had a chance to read through the entire...

I haven't had a chance to read through the entire thread but I've read the first first pages. Good stuff. I'll browse through the rest when I have time.

I just got back from a 500 mile trip and...
06-05-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By TheSergeant

GPS or printer friendly queue sheet/map for SF to LA via Pacific Coast Route ? (

Hey guys, so the moons have aligned and I'm free to tour for the next week and a half or so. I've done Eugene to SF via the Pacific Coast route and would love to continue on from SF to LA (well,...
Forum: Touring
06-05-12, 11:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By TheSergeant

GPS File or Printable Queue Sheet for SF to LA (Last Minute Tour Decision) Help?

Hey guys, so the moons have aligned and I'm free to tour for the next week and a half or so. I've done Eugene to SF via the Pacific Coast route and would love to continue on from SF to LA (well,...
Forum: Touring
06-02-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,694
Posted By TheSergeant

My setup for <4 day trips. Use a Snowpeak 600 or...

My setup for <4 day trips. Use a Snowpeak 600 or 700 ti mug and you're good to go.

EDIT: Oooohhh---I totally missed this part the first time through : " campfire cooking set?"

...
Forum: Touring
02-26-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By TheSergeant

I actually ended up leaving from Eugene rather...

I actually ended up leaving from Eugene rather than Portland. Another forumite suggested an alternative route to the coast from Eugene and I am beyond glad I took his advice. The two days to the...
Forum: Touring
02-12-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By TheSergeant

Thanks for the compliment. As far as one-off...

Thanks for the compliment. As far as one-off projects, drop me a PM with what you have in mind and I'll let you know. :)
Forum: Touring
02-12-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By TheSergeant

Gauging Interest: Custom Bag for Bob Trailer

Hey Guys! I thought I would drop a post here to gauge interest on a new bag I'm about to make for my BOB trailer and I thought I would see if anyone else here would be interested in something like...
Forum: Touring
10-06-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By TheSergeant

Thanks for all the info guys!! Seriously...

Thanks for all the info guys!! Seriously appreciate it! I was thinking about taking the bus from Portland to the coast but was concerned about transporting the bike AND the BOB trailer.

I...
Forum: Touring
10-05-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By TheSergeant

Portland --> Oregon Cost --->Connect to Pacific Coast Bicycle Route - Suggestions?

Hey Guys,

I was planning on doing the Pacific Coast Bicycle route this summer but my plans abruptly came to a halt when I was struck by a car making a u-turn and broke my hand. Anyway, I've...
10-05-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By TheSergeant

Portland to the Coast - Intersecting with ACA route - Best Route?

Hey Guys,

I was planning on doing the Pacific Coast Bicycle route this summer but my plans abruptly came to a halt when I was struck by a car making a u-turn and broke my hand. Anyway, I've...
Forum: Touring
09-28-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By TheSergeant

So you have a small gap between the plastic...

So you have a small gap between the plastic spacers and the tab? It seems like concentrating all the pressure on that one little protrusion wouldn't be ideal.

Here's a photo to clarify a little...
Forum: Touring
09-23-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By TheSergeant

Bob Yak Assembly Issue - Any advice?

Hey Guys, I just bought a Bob Yak 28 Plus for my Salsa Fargo and upon assembly noticed that the spacer that runs through the "fork" protrudes a decent amount on the top. The old one I used to have...
09-06-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,409
Posted By TheSergeant

I upgraded to Nashbars Carbon fork on my...

I upgraded to Nashbars Carbon fork on my Cross-Check I had. It's essentially a Winwood rebadged. Same weight, same specs and much less $$. Definitely lightened the bike and I noticed no difference...
09-06-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By TheSergeant

I'd go the Salsa route if I were you. I just...

I'd go the Salsa route if I were you. I just purchased one last night (i also own a Salsa El mariachi) from webcyclery for ~$1,200 shipped. Disc brakes, 105, OX Steel.... Can't go wrong.
08-26-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By TheSergeant

What Are These?

Hello Experts. Greatings from the Road and SS MTB forum. I need your help.

What model/year are these? What would be a fair asking price ?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
...
04-24-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By TheSergeant

Help with Custom Wheelbuild! Suggestions?

Well, I thought I was set on my wheelbuild but apparently not.

My info:

I'm 150lbs + gear.
XC riding
Fully rigid SS
Want to be able to run 2.1-2.5 Tires
Forum: Commuting
04-06-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,808
Posted By TheSergeant

nice build! welcome to the club! ...

nice build! welcome to the club!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/200/498961101_88d3ae5e54.jpg?v=0
11-27-07, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By TheSergeant

1972 Schwinn Paramount "J72102" Worth Anything?

So a buddy of mine recently purchased this Schwinn Paramount. I'm assuming that it's a 72' from the serial number(?). The bike has all campy components with the exception of the brake levers and...
11-24-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,349
Posted By TheSergeant

For every day you take off it'll take 2 days to...

For every day you take off it'll take 2 days to get it back. Some people can get it back quicker but that's the general rule.
11-19-07, 10:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,786
Posted By TheSergeant

^^^^^It has an Eccentric Bottom Bracket.

^^^^^It has an Eccentric Bottom Bracket.
11-02-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,186
Posted By TheSergeant

I used to have a PA stretched to an 8 gauge. I...

I used to have a PA stretched to an 8 gauge. I would occasionally have issues with it. I've since removed the piercing. As a cyclist I'd recommend against it.
10-30-07, 11:43 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 50,947
Posted By TheSergeant

Yes, these are all mine. I'm getting my beater...

Yes, these are all mine. I'm getting my beater powdercoated soon though.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1331/1377419216_ecc6cf3a4d.jpg?v=0
...
10-26-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 456,587
Posted By TheSergeant

Want to Trade: Black Thomson 27.2x330 SETBACK...

Want to Trade:
Black Thomson 27.2x330 SETBACK Seatpost with a couple light scratches

FOR:
Black Thomson 27.2x___ STRAIGHT Seatpost with a couple light scratches
...
10-26-07, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,147
Views: 456,587
Posted By TheSergeant

Anyone interested in trading wheelsets? ...

Anyone interested in trading wheelsets?

Handbuilt:
Front: Silver IRO 32h Hub, Silver Nipples/Spokes 3x, 650c dark grey Deep V (machined)
Rear: Silver IRO 36h Double Fixed Hub, Silver...
10-17-07, 01:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,015
Posted By TheSergeant

Love the Surly and love Midges. I'm currently...

Love the Surly and love Midges. I'm currently running risers for the moment however.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/227/498961075_00d6aee8b8.jpg
09-25-07, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,764
Posted By TheSergeant

hahaha, i've missed this forum.

hahaha, i've missed this forum.
06-29-07, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,058
Posted By TheSergeant

I thought about that for a minute while I was...

I thought about that for a minute while I was building it too. So I considered getting the 17* X2 and using less spacers. Ultimately though I figured that this is a CX bike and not my DH bike, so...
05-31-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,058
Posted By TheSergeant

If you're running fixed or singlespeed you don't...

If you're running fixed or singlespeed you don't need any type of retention device, just proper chain tension.
05-30-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,058
Posted By TheSergeant

I'm 5'9" with a 32.5" inseam barefoot. The frame...

I'm 5'9" with a 32.5" inseam barefoot. The frame is a 52cm.
05-30-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,058
Posted By TheSergeant

It's actually an N-Gear Jumpstop. Much, much...

It's actually an N-Gear Jumpstop. Much, much better than the Dog Fang. Cost about the same as well.
05-18-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By TheSergeant

don't forget to use FRAMESAVER! before you build....

don't forget to use FRAMESAVER! before you build. Just some advice.
05-16-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By TheSergeant

http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298390

http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=298390
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