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04-02-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,192
Posted By bokerfest

Brake Lever Torsion Return Spring Broken - on Tektro BL-R400 AERO levers

I have a 2008 Surley LHT, with stock Tektro BL-R400 AERO brake levers. The small torsion return spring snapped.
I contacted QBP and they said they did not have nor can get that spring for...
Forum: Touring
10-06-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By bokerfest

2008 Surly LHT ... what freehub body?

I have to replace my freehub body on my 2008 Long Haul Trucker. I bought it complete so it was whatever was stock is what I need to get.
Anyone know what model of freehub body it has?
07-17-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,001
Posted By bokerfest

Presta Valve Chuck for Air Compressor

I am getting tired of using my presta valve adapter... on, off, on, off, over and over.
Anyone know of where to find a presta valve chuck?
I found this one......
Forum: Touring
04-09-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,966
Posted By bokerfest

I have two handlebars on my LHT. I put on a 2nd...

I have two handlebars on my LHT. I put on a 2nd stem and bar to mount my handlebar bag lower so it does not stick out like they normally do. I intended to use it also as more positions to hands but...
Forum: Touring
04-02-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,184
Posted By bokerfest

I take that back... I would be glad to take...

I take that back... I would be glad to take custom made bike suggestions as well, since 'custom' is sort of subjective.
Forum: Touring
04-02-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,184
Posted By bokerfest

Looking for a tall bike for a tall man. Any suggestions?

Looking at different options for a friend and wanted it to run it by everyone looking for some good suggestions.
Any thing goes except he is not looking for a custom made bike.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Touring
02-04-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,321
Posted By bokerfest

$8/day Food: Staple diet of Bread, Beans,...

$8/day

Food: Staple diet of Bread, Beans, Bananas and Sunflower seeds.

Lodging: Tenting it (no stealth) Ask people "where to pitch tent for free"
Also use couchsurfing.org and...
Forum: Touring
02-01-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 326,972
Posted By bokerfest

Instead of using Libraries for the Internet, I...

Instead of using Libraries for the Internet, I have been using the computers in the motel lobbies even though I am not staying. Some benefits... no time limit, usually faster bandwidth, accepting of...
Forum: Touring
02-01-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,710
Posted By bokerfest

Places I have slept. Midwest - towns with...

Places I have slept.

Midwest - towns with less than 300 people usually have a park that are great to sleep in. Very peaceful and no one cares that you are staking down.

Twentynine Palms, CA ...
Forum: Touring
01-27-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,246
Posted By bokerfest

Oh, I must have not worded my question correctly....

Oh, I must have not worded my question correctly.
I am not concerned of the performance of the two. I am concerned of getting the right type of pad. For instance....
...
Forum: Touring
01-27-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,217
Posted By bokerfest

I get a wide mouthed 1 liter soda bottle. Put an...

I get a wide mouthed 1 liter soda bottle. Put an inch of diesel fuel in the bottom. Take chain off. Put chain in the bottle with diesel fuel in it. Close it. Shake it well. Let it sit a few...
Forum: Touring
01-27-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,246
Posted By bokerfest

Kool Stop pads... which one? Mountain Salmon or Dual compound Mountain

I am riding my LHT on the stock Tektro Oryx brakes. Now I need new pads but I am confused in which one to get.
Mountain Salmon or the Dual compound Mountains...
Forum: Touring
12-24-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By bokerfest

NE to CA by way of Dallas. It was even my first...

NE to CA by way of Dallas. It was even my first over night trip.
2100 miles. Left april 15th arrived May 28th. I somehow missed most of the rain. Only two strong storms. Coldest night was 35...
10-19-09, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By bokerfest

Not in OC, but Hollywood Pro Bicycles in LA is a...

Not in OC, but Hollywood Pro Bicycles in LA is a awesome. They also are a dealer of Surly.

Google Map of Hollywood Pro Bicycles...
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,414
Posted By bokerfest

Non Polarized. MEC Espresso Sunglasses...

Non Polarized.

MEC Espresso Sunglasses (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442586453&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396039197&bmUID=1255584334367)
A lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 01:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By bokerfest

Post this in other forums besides Road Cycling...

Post this in other forums besides Road Cycling and you will get other crowds that see the use for them. There will be 95% negative remarks on them here.
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By bokerfest

What is your source?

What is your source?
Forum: Touring
10-13-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By bokerfest

On my last part of my trip from Nebraska to Los...

On my last part of my trip from Nebraska to Los Angeles I took the route below. Of course this would be if you are leaving from South Central area. The jog from Twenty Nine Palms to Vidal Junction...
Forum: Touring
10-13-09, 12:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,132
Posted By bokerfest

We have 12 ounces, 20 ounces, 24 ounces, 1 liter,...

We have 12 ounces, 20 ounces, 24 ounces, 1 liter, 2 liter, 3 liter. The 20 oz bottle is the most popular. Followed by 2 liter, then 1 liter.

20 fl oz(US) = 0.591470 L
Forum: Touring
10-13-09, 12:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,132
Posted By bokerfest

My Three "B"s Bread, Beans, &...

My Three "B"s
Bread, Beans, & Bananas
Forum: Touring
10-13-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By bokerfest

If you use Crust in the name. Then have the...

If you use Crust in the name. Then have the slogan be "The wheels on the crust go round and round"
10-10-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By bokerfest

Yes, I was going to say, go thrift shopping and...

Yes, I was going to say, go thrift shopping and you will find some off of purses. Also you will find some good saddle bags from shaver travel bags.
Forum: Touring
10-10-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By bokerfest

I have changed probably 10-15 from my own from...

I have changed probably 10-15 from my own from bad luck. Then the rest are from riding and coming up on others who have flats and I stop to help.
Forum: Touring
10-10-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By bokerfest

Problems with Topeak Road Morph G

I have had my Road Morph G for a 9 months now and have used it probably 30 some times or so when changing flat on the road. Now my pump does not want to push past 75 psi. I looked for warranty info...
Forum: Touring
10-10-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By bokerfest

This past spring I did my first tour. Solo...

This past spring I did my first tour. Solo Self-Supported. 2100 miles. 37 days. Budget was $8/day. Never once paid for lodging. Never trespassed to set up my tent.
Leaving on this trip I had...
Forum: Touring
10-10-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By bokerfest

Have one. Love it. I used it on my 2100 mile...

Have one. Love it. I used it on my 2100 mile trip and then every so often for commuting. Keep it on my Cycling Sunglasses. They stay attached through much stress.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,371
Posted By bokerfest

Worth of 2006 Trek TCT 5000?

I am looking at selling my Trek bike and was wondering if I could get some feedback on its worth before selling it.
Has some miles on it. It is great condition and the tires are in good...
Forum: Touring
05-27-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,461
Posted By bokerfest

Resurrecting this thread to put my experience of...

Resurrecting this thread to put my experience of my choice of the LHT frame size.

I went with the 60cm.
Just finished my first self supported tour. 2100 miles. 35 days in the saddle. approx 120...
Forum: Touring
05-27-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By bokerfest

I do not have much to suggest but the best thing...

I do not have much to suggest but the best thing I did for my training was watch the weather and pick the days that had high winds and then head straight into them. I hated it at the time but it...
Forum: Touring
05-27-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By bokerfest

I just got done with my first self supported...

I just got done with my first self supported tour. It was 35 days, 2100 miles. Only plan I had was what google maps spitted out and I did some slight modifications when I looked at the street views...
Forum: Touring
05-27-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,741
Posted By bokerfest

My number one thing I always do is sleep in the...

My number one thing I always do is sleep in the buff. More air flow during the night refreshes everything for the next day.
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By bokerfest

Now that I got it made I thought I would post...

Now that I got it made I thought I would post some pictures of the one I made. As I said before, mine is no professional job and will not be very pretty.

For the top contact piece, I took three...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,428
Posted By bokerfest

I left blood on my bike for about 6 months. ...

I left blood on my bike for about 6 months. After about a month or so it turns to a dark brown and no one would know what it is.
Also with time, blood will take off paint.
04-11-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By bokerfest

Jack Rabbit Trail - near Beaumont - Any Expirence?

Looks like an interesting road for how populated it is out there. Thought I would through it out there and see if any one has been down.

Mapped on Google....
04-11-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By bokerfest

I leave in 3 days. probably will not be down in...

I leave in 3 days. probably will not be down in CA until late May.
04-11-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By bokerfest

As for the wind I am not too concerned. I have a...

As for the wind I am not too concerned. I have a Surly Long Haul Trucker. I live in Nebraska so I know what wind is. Just last week I did 30 miles in 43mph gust cross winds and did fine. Slow but...
04-11-09, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By bokerfest

Legal on I-10

I am about ready to leave on a tour from Nebraska to Los Angeles and have quick question...
Is it legal to be on I-10 on this 21 mile stretch? It would cut down on a lot of extra miles.
Thanks
...
Forum: Touring
04-04-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By bokerfest

I would have guessed that the stand me longer...

I would have guessed that the stand me longer than 1 inch more, but now that I think about it, it makes sense.
For sure, I know my stand will not come out as nice. I am just curious. I hate to see...
Forum: Touring
04-04-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By bokerfest

Fixed Link ...

Fixed Link
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/traveltips/03/23/blogging.travel.complaints/
Forum: Touring
04-04-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By bokerfest

Click-Stand Measurements

Does anyone have a click-stand (http://www.click-stand.com/)?
I have some old tent poles and am going to try making my own click-stand. So if you do have one, would you mind sharing some...
Forum: Touring
04-03-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,649
Posted By bokerfest

A bikeforum touring thread bike. Pretty much...

A bikeforum touring thread bike. Pretty much everything this thread raves on.
60cm Surly LHT
Brooks Saddle
Tubus Racks
Ortlieb Panniers
SKS Fenders
Double Stem to lower handlebar bag, also...
Forum: Touring
04-02-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,461
Posted By bokerfest

Wow, they had a 62cm on stock for you to try? ...

Wow, they had a 62cm on stock for you to try? Good luck them trying to sell it, from how many people by that big.
Forum: Touring
03-29-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,847
Posted By bokerfest

OP, I see you are from the twin cities. If I...

OP,
I see you are from the twin cities. If I were you I would go to a community bike shop if you are close by and get a couple of used ones. Quick search came up with the Grease Pit...
Forum: Touring
03-28-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,847
Posted By bokerfest

Maybe my two cents are worth something. I...

Maybe my two cents are worth something.

I use these (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/LifeLine_Alloy_Bottle_Cage/5360027964/) for two of the cages and they have worked well.
The third bottle...
Forum: Touring
03-25-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,461
Posted By bokerfest

You are right it is backwards. Newbie error. ...

You are right it is backwards. Newbie error. I have been running panniers and it has done fine the way it is now.
The seat is about 1 inch higher now and saddle is tilted up just a hair and...
Forum: Touring
03-25-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,461
Posted By bokerfest

So most of you are wondering what happened to the...

So most of you are wondering what happened to the rest of the story.
I was going to wait to post what I got and how it has treated me after my 6 week tour which happens in Apr-May but since...
Forum: Touring
03-14-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By bokerfest

Perhaps do you have a side profile picture of you...

Perhaps do you have a side profile picture of you on the bike so you can see where you are positioned? I find this to be helpful, like shaving in a mirror. Also you could post it up on here. I...
Forum: Touring
03-08-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,337
Posted By bokerfest

I still say the postmen know best. Pepper spray...

I still say the postmen know best. Pepper spray or treates are the way to go.
Forum: Touring
02-18-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,049
Posted By bokerfest

mkwdrs, Or if you get so frustrated on the...

mkwdrs, Or if you get so frustrated on the navigation of the site that you just give up, I understand.
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