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Forum: Touring
11-10-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By Robert_in_ca

It wasn't this was it? ...

It wasn't this was it?

http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,343.0.html
Forum: Touring
04-11-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I ended up putting about a 1000 miles on this...

I ended up putting about a 1000 miles on this bike and then I sold it to a gentleman who was going to meet up with his daughter in Texas to go to the Atlantic Coast.

I sold it for 2000 bucks...
Forum: Touring
04-10-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,745
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Take your shoe off and aim the spd cleat to...

Take your shoe off and aim the spd cleat to strike the stake.
Forum: Touring
03-30-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Or how about Bikepacking mixed with Packrafting...

Or how about Bikepacking mixed with Packrafting...
Forum: Touring
03-30-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I would also recommend the Salsa Fargo. Seems to...

I would also recommend the Salsa Fargo. Seems to be the perfect bike for what you describe.
Forum: Touring
03-20-09, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Robert_in_ca

No camping equipment? You don't need more than...

No camping equipment? You don't need more than this...

http://www.bikepacking.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/jandd-framebag.jpg


Then get yourself a compression bag and some straps. I use...
Forum: Touring
03-15-09, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,488
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I've got a saddlebag being made right now by Epic...

I've got a saddlebag being made right now by Epic Designs Alaska, but it's not going to be used with this bike because I really like the telescoping seatpost. It'll end up on the Cyclocross bike for...
Forum: Touring
03-13-09, 11:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,488
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I like the flexibility of a tent over a single...

I like the flexibility of a tent over a single wall tarptent. I could use my tent with the ground sheet, rainfly and poles to get it under 2 lbs, but it's not a big deal. 3 lbs is pretty light. ...
Forum: Touring
03-13-09, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,488
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I'm used to using a backpack everyday commuting...

I'm used to using a backpack everyday commuting and mtb'ing so it doesn't bother me at all. The pack itself is super comfortable and puts the weight on your hips.

I use the pack for water and...
Forum: Touring
03-13-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,488
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Probably Bluejay campground.

Probably Bluejay campground.
Forum: Touring
03-12-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,488
Posted By Robert_in_ca

My backpack has a hydration sleeve that will hold...

My backpack has a hydration sleeve that will hold two 3L bladders. I'm having a larger framebag being custom made for the bike that should be able to hold another 2 to 3 liter bladder.
Forum: Touring
03-12-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,488
Posted By Robert_in_ca

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/trdcamry200...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/trdcamry2003/Bikepacking006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/trdcamry2003/Bikepacking008.jpg...
Forum: Touring
03-12-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,488
Posted By Robert_in_ca

My new Bikepacking/Trekking Bike

This isn't exactly my old LHT. :lol:

Just got the last piece of gear I needed to get going. Here's what I'm going to use for my first bikepacking trip. It'll be an overnighter in the Santa Ana...
Forum: Touring
03-01-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Check out this recent discussion from STR. ...

Check out this recent discussion from STR.

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/roadie-hangout/31267-big-bear.html
Forum: Touring
02-26-09, 01:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,423
Posted By Robert_in_ca

http://www.energizer.com/products/energi-to-go/cel...

http://www.energizer.com/products/energi-to-go/cell-phone-charger/Pages/cell-battery-charger.aspx
...
Forum: Touring
02-23-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Robert_in_ca

You can post it on Adventure Cycling's site and...

You can post it on Adventure Cycling's site and on their monthly magazine.

http://www.adventurecycling.org/mag/companions.cfm
Forum: Touring
02-23-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Yeah it would be interesting to hear how much the...

Yeah it would be interesting to hear how much the setup, including your supplies for a short bikepacking trip would be. I'm betting under 40 lbs looking at those pics.

Sweet bike.
Forum: Touring
02-23-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Looking good Devo! Hey did you happen to weigh...

Looking good Devo! Hey did you happen to weigh the bike as pictured in pics 2 and 3?

Also check out www.bikepacking.net if you haven't yet.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,884
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I use one of these, works well for getting the...

I use one of these, works well for getting the attention of drivers.

http://www.deltacycle.com/images/items/airzound2.jpghttp://www.deltacycle.com/images/items/airzound3.jpg...
Forum: Touring
02-15-09, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,644
Posted By Robert_in_ca

One of the customers at the shop I work at can do...

One of the customers at the shop I work at can do 500 miles in 24 hours...
02-04-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,800
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I'm going to get the Specialized Tricross racks,...

I'm going to get the Specialized Tricross racks, but I'll probably only put them on when I do some light touring on it.

I may leave the front rack on all the time.

I always wear a backpack...
02-04-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Ok so I got the Tektro CR720's installed and they...

Ok so I got the Tektro CR720's installed and they don't stop well at all. I mounted the cable carrier high like I've seen it on other cross bikes and I toed in the pads a bit and it did help a...
02-03-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,800
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Touring
02-03-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Check out this site. www.bikepacking.net...

Check out this site. www.bikepacking.net (http://www.bikepacking.net) It's still pretty new but it's growing quickly.

Lot's of great info on bikepacking. Most people there don't use racks and...
02-02-09, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,800
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Took these on my lunch break. ...

Took these on my lunch break.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/trdcamry2003/Tricross001-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v472/trdcamry2003/Tricross002-1.jpg
02-01-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,800
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I think I may have them set up wrong, they're...

I think I may have them set up wrong, they're definitely not as strong as the Dura Ace Caliper brakes I'm used to. I'm going to mess around with them some more, but if I can't get them any better...
02-01-09, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,800
Posted By Robert_in_ca

New Tricross build

A few weeks ago I crashed on my Cannondale road bike and dented the frame in some critical locations, so I checked out what was available at Specialized on their blem list(I'm a mechanic at a Spec...
01-11-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Has anyone tried these before? ...

Has anyone tried these before?

http://www.canecreek.com/direct-curve-5-brakes.html

http://www.canecreek.com/images/stories/products/brakes/direct-curv5.png
Forum: Touring
01-07-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,633
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Looks like it has disc brake mounts on the fork. ...

Looks like it has disc brake mounts on the fork. I wonder if the frame does too.
Forum: Touring
01-07-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 876
Posted By Robert_in_ca

How heavy is your bag and gear? If you already...

How heavy is your bag and gear? If you already have lightweight stuff, you might want to consider a frame bag, handlebar bag and saddlebag setup from Epic Designs out of Alaska.
...
01-05-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By Robert_in_ca

They're already banged up from this crash...

They're already banged up from this crash :roflmao2:

They seem to be pretty resilient.
01-04-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Cool, good info, thanks all. That's good to know...

Cool, good info, thanks all. That's good to know about the Shimano V's. So I'm looking at QBP and I can get the Paul Motolites for a little more than the Ultimates. Any advantage of one over the...
01-04-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Would the V-brake+travel agent be stronger than...

Would the V-brake+travel agent be stronger than the CR720?'s I don't mind the looks of the travel agent.

Thanks
01-04-09, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,573
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Which brakes for Dura Ace STI

I wrecked my Cannondale road bike, so I'm switching all the parts off it onto a Specialized Tricross frame. The gruppo is 7800 Dura Ace 10 speed, and the wheels are 7850SL Dura Ace.

I'm...
12-19-08, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I use it on my bike. It's very obnoxious and...

I use it on my bike. It's very obnoxious and very bright. Seems like it's more visible/attention grabbing than my Printon Tec Swerve.


I use both, with one on my Osprey Talon 22's blinker...
Forum: Touring
12-09-08, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Search your local craigslist for these bikes and...

Search your local craigslist for these bikes and keywords, you might get lucky. If you see one you are interested in, post the link up here for us to give opinions on it.


Trek 520, and other...
Forum: Touring
12-07-08, 02:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,344
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Thanks for the great post!

Thanks for the great post!
Forum: Touring
11-13-08, 01:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,944
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I've used the Delta Air Zounds horn to stop...

I've used the Delta Air Zounds horn to stop chasing dogs. Also works well to get the attention of drivers who are about to pull right in front of you. I would bet that it would also scare away a...
Forum: Touring
10-18-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Robert_in_ca

What I would do if I was in your shoes is pick a...

What I would do if I was in your shoes is pick a place you think you would enjoy living during the winter and find a job there, use it as an oppurtunity to tryout a town you were always interested in...
Forum: Touring
09-10-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Why not air? The fox air forks are super...

Why not air? The fox air forks are super reliable, and if they did need servicing, most every bike shop stocks the service parts for them. Or you could mail it to Fox, their turnaround time is 2-3...
Forum: Touring
09-06-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Cool idea. I wonder if one of the big foldable...

Cool idea. I wonder if one of the big foldable solar panels could recharge one of(or maybe both) the batteries while you are riding during the day. Might be able to double the distance or more...
Forum: Touring
09-05-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I'll second the Shimano crankset with the...

I'll second the Shimano crankset with the external BB, you can also get the new Deore crankset with external BB now if you're on a budget. I installed a set on a bike today and they seemed pretty...
Forum: Touring
07-20-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Robert_in_ca

You can use 6"x15" compression bags under the...

You can use 6"x15" compression bags under the handlebar and under the saddle, a frame bag(s), a saddlebag from Carradice or other smilar companies. Carousel design works makes bags that mtb endurance...
Forum: Touring
07-19-08, 02:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Robert_in_ca

It'll be much stiffer because of the outboard...

It'll be much stiffer because of the outboard bearings and also the stiff hollow arms and the integrated spindle. Another nice benefit of these cranks is that you dont need a crank puller to take...
Forum: Touring
07-19-08, 02:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Action-tec makes it, check out their prices page....

Action-tec makes it, check out their prices page. The heat treated ti chainring is 75, and the non heat treated one is 52.

At the shop I work at the SLX crankset sells for 189, ask your lbs if...
Forum: Touring
07-18-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Sorry to hear about that. If you need to find a...

Sorry to hear about that. If you need to find a quick replacement, SF's Craigslist is pretty active. Maybe you can find a steel trek mtb for around 70 bucks to get you by.
Forum: Touring
07-18-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Go with a shimano crankset that uses outboard...

Go with a shimano crankset that uses outboard bearings. You can use an LX, Hone, SLX or XT. The SLX uses the same carbon/stainless steel middle ring as the XT but costs less. I plan on using an...
Forum: Touring
07-08-08, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By Robert_in_ca

I picked up some 6'' by 15'' compression bags for...

I picked up some 6'' by 15'' compression bags for 16 dollars each at Sport Chalet. They have 4 buckles and also two D Rings attached. I was able to mount one under the handlebar and one mounted...
Forum: Touring
07-03-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Have you ridden a bike with the Nexus 8 speed hub...

Have you ridden a bike with the Nexus 8 speed hub yet? Try one out at a LBS so you can get a better impression of the hub. See if you can find a steep hill and ride up it wearing a really heavy...
Forum: Touring
06-19-08, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By Robert_in_ca

Hmm, no info about the spoke hole on Peter's...

Hmm, no info about the spoke hole on Peter's site(or Shimano's site for that matter)

I'm going to check to see if we have any Alpine III spokes in stock, and a Shimano hub. I'll report back...
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