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Forum: Touring
03-04-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By aroundoz

My apologies, I had my bridges confused. I meant...

My apologies, I had my bridges confused. I meant the Alex Fraser Bridge (what you called the Annacis Island Bridge) so we are on the same page.

It's an enjoyable ride if you take the correct...
Forum: Touring
03-03-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By aroundoz

Riding over the Port Mann is pretty awesome. I...

Riding over the Port Mann is pretty awesome. I have done it a couple of times and traffic is not bad.

If you are doing the Peninsula route, why not ride to the Tsawwassen Ferry then to Victoria...
Forum: Touring
07-27-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By aroundoz

I think the Jandd pannier attachment system is...

I think the Jandd pannier attachment system is one of the most reliable out there. Not a lot can go wrong with rubber coated stainless steel hooks and nylon webbing. But I have had trouble with...
Forum: Touring
06-25-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,415
Posted By aroundoz

I love it when a thread is revived and it is...

I love it when a thread is revived and it is still flows with useful information like this one does. Why start fresh and leave out all of this great stuff? I am sure the OP has his answer but WTH. ...
Forum: Touring
06-18-17, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,603
Posted By aroundoz

Different strokes but the DMR Vaults are the best...

Different strokes but the DMR Vaults are the best touring/platform pedal I have ever used and the only one that doesn't make me miss having SPDs. I suspect it is more of a shoe issue than a pedal...
Forum: Touring
06-03-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By aroundoz

700c tires yes. 37s no. I have ridden...

700c tires yes. 37s no.

I have ridden between Castlegar and Penticton on 2.0 tires and in some areas I wished I had larger ones.

I am not saying you couldn't do it with 37s. You would...
Forum: Touring
04-30-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By aroundoz

I am 6'05" 240; I need to lose weight, you...

I am 6'05" 240; I need to lose weight, you definitely don't. You will lose enough weight on your tour and any weight you lose between now and then won't be significant enough to make any difference...
Forum: Touring
09-21-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,013
Posted By aroundoz

Co-Motion Divide on recent tour in northern...

Co-Motion Divide on recent tour in northern Montana.
Forum: Touring
09-17-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,492
Posted By aroundoz

In case you are not already convinced.....I had a...

In case you are not already convinced.....I had a bike with damaged BB threads and contacted Waterford who recommended Yellow Jersey. YJ reamed and chased the shell so it will accept an Italian BB. ...
Forum: Touring
06-24-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,672
Posted By aroundoz

BC, can you give a little more detail on what you...

BC, can you give a little more detail on what you are recommending here. I tried google maps but it really doesn't show much other than the main routes. Is it a combination of dirt and pavement and...
Forum: Touring
06-22-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,788
Posted By aroundoz

I certainly understand the nostalgia about riding...

I certainly understand the nostalgia about riding on a classic steel frame bike but after having purchased and restored a few, I am done with that and happy to ride a more modern bike. Things really...
Forum: Touring
06-22-12, 08:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,761
Posted By aroundoz

You are a lucky person. You absolutely could not...

You are a lucky person. You absolutely could not have done any better for a NOS touring bike of that quality. Be glad the shop didn't put it on ebay because they could have gotten more than that...
Forum: Touring
06-20-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By aroundoz

I really like my Jandd Handlebar Pack II...

I really like my Jandd Handlebar Pack II (http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FTOR2). I was a little skeptical when I bought it but it is completely solid and easy to remove and transfer to...
Forum: Touring
06-15-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,013
Posted By aroundoz

Well said and so true. I find the older I get...

Well said and so true. I find the older I get (now 50), the more my passion for cycling grows. I am half way joking but I do and I don't quite understand the hook (neither does my wife) since after...
Forum: Touring
06-11-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By aroundoz

Tough one to answer. Traditional ST length...

Tough one to answer. Traditional ST length sizing (other than for SO height) has come to mean little to me since the effective TT length determines your reach and a proper fit. What is the TTL...
Forum: Touring
06-09-12, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,013
Posted By aroundoz

Thanks for that and I hope no offense was taken. ...

Thanks for that and I hope no offense was taken. Thinking it was a GT was only my initial reaction but it's way to classy to be confused with one upon a closer look. I had no idea that the triple...
Forum: Touring
06-08-12, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,337
Views: 2,013,013
Posted By aroundoz

That really is a really a classy looking bike but...

That really is a really a classy looking bike but can you elaborate. I guess I am showing my age but what does "cribbed" mean. I actually thought it was a GT frame due to the way the stays meet the...
Forum: Touring
06-01-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By aroundoz

Do the opposite of what a non-bike riding local...

Do the opposite of what a non-bike riding local tells you.
If you are told it isn't hilly, it definitely will be.
And if you are told there won't be anything to see by going a certain way, it...
Forum: Touring
05-27-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By aroundoz

That is an excellent assessment of the CC. I...

That is an excellent assessment of the CC. I owned both the CC and LHT and the CC was so much more fun to ride but I always was wishing it didn't have as much reach and had a longer HT.

Since...
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,543
Posted By aroundoz

http://www.blueskycycling.com/product11_52_-Maxxis...

http://www.blueskycycling.com/product11_52_-Maxxis-Overdrive-Elite-Folding-Tire.htm

I just installed one on my wife's LHT. Can't attest to the durability but the price was right and others on the...
Forum: Touring
05-17-12, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,408
Posted By aroundoz

A lot of folks would love to tour on a...

A lot of folks would love to tour on a Bridgestone X03 more so than even on a modern touring bike. I toured extensively on an MB1 which i would consider less of a touring bike than the X0 series. ...
Forum: Touring
04-29-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,047
Posted By aroundoz

I have a Yakima set up and you can mount a bike...

I have a Yakima set up and you can mount a bike with fenders using their Boa bike mount which doesn't have a continuous full length wheel tray. However, you are limited in your crossbar spread so if...
Forum: Touring
04-28-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,933
Posted By aroundoz

My Salsa Fargo is a heavy bike, no idea how much...

My Salsa Fargo is a heavy bike, no idea how much it exactly weighs, but it is the fastest touring bike I have ever owned and it is fun to ride unloaded as well. Design, geometry, tubing.... will make...
Forum: Touring
04-22-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By aroundoz

I would have to say that 99 percent of the time...

I would have to say that 99 percent of the time people (non-bike tourists) say there is nothing to see and not to do it, it turns out to be totally rewarding. Most if not all of the Australians I...
Forum: Touring
04-22-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,567
Posted By aroundoz

I know a lot of people like them but I tried them...

I know a lot of people like them but I tried them and never cared for them. They really don't provide a home position for your hands. On drop bars, a person is sized so their hands should rest...
Forum: Touring
04-21-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By aroundoz

I concur with using a cardboard box to get there...

I concur with using a cardboard box to get there and just picking up one and cutting to size in Cairns when you leave. If you are set on the S and S box, you probably could have it sent ahead to a...
Forum: Touring
04-20-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,009
Posted By aroundoz

I have a Cowbell bar and like it a lot but what I...

I have a Cowbell bar and like it a lot but what I don't like is that it only comes in 31.8 which cuts into the real estate available for a computer, light etc... The Soma Hwy 1 also looks like a...
Forum: Touring
04-14-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By aroundoz

I landed in Brisbane in May and traveled...

I landed in Brisbane in May and traveled counterclockwise around Australia and that was by far the direction most cyclists were traveling. I/we had an incredible tailwind all of the way to Cairnes. ...
Forum: Touring
04-14-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,110
Posted By aroundoz

I had a similar issue in that I had a creak from...

I had a similar issue in that I had a creak from the right side about every (relaxed) pedal rotation: never when applying a lot of force. Checked everything crank and BB related and even went so far...
Forum: Touring
04-14-12, 01:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By aroundoz

You might consider doing the trip in reverse...

You might consider doing the trip in reverse otherwise you will most likely have a tremendous headwind riding south. So much to see in between going via the coast or inland but you gave yourself a...
Forum: Touring
04-09-12, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By aroundoz

I am 6'05" and have a Spitfire 2 and have been...

I am 6'05" and have a Spitfire 2 and have been waiting for a dry day to set it up and try it out. If you want me to put a rush on that, let me know and I will see how much extra space there is...
Forum: Touring
04-07-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,097
Posted By aroundoz

They look great (you and the bikes). I have been...

They look great (you and the bikes). I have been lusting after a Club Tour for a couple of years now and it will probably be my next bike. Definitely a good bike for someone who can only afford or...
Forum: Touring
04-01-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,327
Posted By aroundoz

I also agree there was nothing questionable about...

I also agree there was nothing questionable about the details you provided about your divorce. You were as objective as you needed to be and there was nothing negative in the message whatsoever. I...
Forum: Touring
03-09-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By aroundoz

I am not a big fan of the Safari and find the...

I am not a big fan of the Safari and find the geometry kind of strange even for a bike designed for trekking bars.

Can't go wrong with the other two choices but I would recommend you consider a...
Forum: Touring
03-08-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,804
Posted By aroundoz

If something happened to my gen 1 Fargo, I would...

If something happened to my gen 1 Fargo, I would replace it with a Vaya. Great for touring, excellent tire clearance and with the right tires, a capable road bike as well. If you want disks, for...
Forum: Touring
03-06-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By aroundoz

I know you said you wanted a real LBS and the...

I know you said you wanted a real LBS and the Addit rack but I was perusing Sierra Trading Post yesterday and they have a bunch of racktime stuff for sale. I purchased a couple of the tourit racks...
Forum: Touring
03-02-12, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 849
Posted By aroundoz

There is no way you will change her attitude...

There is no way you will change her attitude until you leave and have some miles behind you and great stories to tell. MEV was right on about turning people into cheerleaders. My mother was in...
Forum: Touring
03-01-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,325
Posted By aroundoz

Others familiar with your bike believe it will...

Others familiar with your bike believe it will work if set up properly. But if you are looking for a reason to buy a new touring bike, it would be hard to come up with a better one than the ride you...
Forum: Touring
02-29-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,325
Posted By aroundoz

It would be great to do a ride like that on such...

It would be great to do a ride like that on such a classic bike (as long as it fits you well). I thought I read that your bike will take 700x37 with fenders? This tourist ...
Forum: Touring
02-25-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By aroundoz

Bobs usually handle great on their own and I...

Bobs usually handle great on their own and I would only add panniers and a rack if you needed the space or wanted a back-up in case the trailer failed (unlikely). I didn't find the bob making the...
Forum: Touring
02-13-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,532
Posted By aroundoz

If money were no object, I would still go for...

If money were no object, I would still go for middle-of-the-road-well-thought-out-equipment. It's nice having the funds to buy whatever you want but you don't need to go into a tour thinking you...
Forum: Touring
02-11-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By aroundoz

I did a 11,000 mile tour and changed my chain 5...

I did a 11,000 mile tour and changed my chain 5 times which kept my rings and cassette in fine shape. I never had chain jump even after the last chain replacement. I would carry an extra chain when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,006
Posted By aroundoz

I will definitely be posting a photo or two or...

I will definitely be posting a photo or two or three. And FT, since you said I have no other options (and that's the bike I wanted) that made the decision a quick one.

I have mostly toured with...
Forum: Touring
02-09-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,238
Posted By aroundoz

I think the one thing we could all agree on is we...

I think the one thing we could all agree on is we would rather be touring right now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,006
Posted By aroundoz

Thanks all. It makes it easy when I have no...

Thanks all. It makes it easy when I have no other option and and at the same time, glad there is even an option for me. Not to copy you Vic but mine will also be white (and I decided that before I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,006
Posted By aroundoz

I weigh 240 and was told the Llama frame with the...

I weigh 240 and was told the Llama frame with the custom upgrade is the way to go. I might be starting to drive a truck soon so thought it would be great if I could carry a bike with me as well. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,006
Posted By aroundoz

Pocket Llama

I usually am perusing the Touring forum but seriously thinking of getting a BF Pocket Llama and before I do, I hope to get a few nods of approval from the folding crowd. I am looking for a good...
Forum: Touring
02-06-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,238
Posted By aroundoz

Great observation and true. The only...

Great observation and true.

The only reason I would ever ride a 26" touring bike again is for 3rd world travel which probably aint going to happen unfortunately. I joined the 29er revolution...
Forum: Touring
02-05-12, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By aroundoz

I would agree with VT that the Salsa is a bit...

I would agree with VT that the Salsa is a bit more refined. I have two dedicated road bikes but sometimes will still use the Fargo on a 50 mile ride using 50mm tires and still find it thoroughly...
Forum: Touring
02-04-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By aroundoz

You must have been looking at the 09 model that...

You must have been looking at the 09 model that most retailers were discounting due to the updated 2011 model coming out. The 09 frame also cost just under $600 when it was new. There are quite a...
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