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03-08-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By AdvXtrm

Why All the Trolls Here?

There is a list of repeat offenders who troll, derail threads, attack the OP, and kill threads on a regular basis here, yet they are allowed to continue on rather than being dealt with. Why is this?...
Forum: Touring
03-08-17, 01:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

I'd really appreciate it if you have nothing of...

I'd really appreciate it if you have nothing of value or positive to add to the discussion, you keep your ignorance, insults, and personal attacks to yourself, and stay out of it. You have absolutely...
Forum: Touring
03-08-17, 12:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,417
Posted By AdvXtrm

I'll definitely do all the checking ahead I can,...

I'll definitely do all the checking ahead I can, if only to find out where places like that may be along my route. And yes, the homeless drug-addicts at the beach really come out at night, and it...
Forum: Touring
03-08-17, 12:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,130
Posted By AdvXtrm

Thanks! :thumb:

Thanks! :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

That has already been covered in a previous post...

That has already been covered in a previous post here.
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

Yes, I have a mountain bike with 26" wheels....

Yes, I have a mountain bike with 26" wheels. Riding back to back the difference is huge. Yes, I can tell the difference the diameter of the wheels make besides all else that's different. And no, the...
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

OK, if I'm not mistaken, the bike can be ordered...

OK, if I'm not mistaken, the bike can be ordered for a standard derailleur drive-train, am I right?
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 07:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

Looks like an amazing deal, but their lowest...

Looks like an amazing deal, but their lowest listed stand-over is 30.62", which is way to tall for my little stubs. lol When you mentioned you got one custom, did you mean lower stand-over?
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

You know you're killing me with that one, right?...

You know you're killing me with that one, right? :eek: lol

I'm not familiar with that drivetrain though. Not for standard type it looks like.
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By AdvXtrm

2017 Ridgeback - Expedition

In my hunt for a new bike, this one has risen to the top for me. A big thanks to mstateglfr for making me aware of this one. My main concern with it is ending up with a defect issue and it...
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

OK, that's good to hear. I know they make great...

OK, that's good to hear. I know they make great frames, and if I were gong that route they'd be in the running. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

This bike that mstateglfr recommended looks...

This bike that mstateglfr recommended looks pretty nice, and a good deal. My main concern with it is ending up with a defect issue and it being from overseas. Beyond that the I don't want...
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

OK, enough about building, it looks like...

OK, enough about building, it looks like specialty tools I don't have, and having to have other people do some of the work. If I decide to go that route I'll start another thread.
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

Looks like Soma only sells frames, besides one...

Looks like Soma only sells frames, besides one bike listed on their site I'm not interested in. Some of the links on their page are dead. Are they going out of business?

I'd rather not build from...
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

I have the small, and it's acceptable but not...

I have the small, and it's acceptable but not ideal. I don't like the way 700cc handles compared to a 26", and enjoy the bit of lower gearing 26" has.
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

I don't want to lower the BB ground clearance...

I don't want to lower the BB ground clearance among other things, but thanks for the info. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

No, still have some time before I can, but I need...

No, still have some time before I can, but I need to get the bike situation straightened out ASAP.

Why should I go with the Troll over the Disc Trucker?
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

Building up a bike from the frame up would be...

Building up a bike from the frame up would be nice, and I'd do it myself rather than pay someone else to do it, but I just don't want to wait that long.

That Ridgeback looks nice. I didn't think...
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

If there really aren't any other bikes that meet...

If there really aren't any other bikes that meet my criteria besides those two Surlys, then I just need to decide between either the Troll or the Disc Trucker. Right now I'm leaning on the Disc...
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

I'm not happy with the large hoops on it. I don't...

I'm not happy with the large hoops on it. I don't like the way it handles compared to a 26", and with my stubby legs, I could use a lower stand-over height and the bit of lower gearing 26" brings....
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By AdvXtrm

Looks like a good way to go, thanks.

Looks like a good way to go, thanks.
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 02:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

Go ahead and link me to even "one" that matches...

Go ahead and link me to even "one" that matches my criteria and isn't outdated... :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 12:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,441
Posted By AdvXtrm

Current Production Touring Bikes W/ 26" Wheels

I'm interested in a new touring bike that comes standard with 26" wheels, disc brakes, a 3x Crankset, with a steel frame, and under $2,000. I haven't found many. I've found the Surly Troll and Disc...
03-04-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,244
Posted By AdvXtrm

Right, and also of course the heavy motorcycling...

Right, and also of course the heavy motorcycling protective gear that saved my life won't be there on a bicycle.
03-04-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,606
Posted By AdvXtrm

Attempted murder. Anyone that blocks you in like...

Attempted murder. Anyone that blocks you in like that needs to be run over. :thumb:
03-04-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,606
Posted By AdvXtrm

Actually knowing how to fight without using any...

Actually knowing how to fight without using any weapons besides your own body is far superior, and a lot more practical and effective in most situations. Someone that actually knows how to fight will...
03-04-17, 04:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,244
Posted By AdvXtrm

Thanks! :thumb:

Thanks! :thumb:
03-04-17, 12:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,244
Posted By AdvXtrm

This has always been my mentality. I spent most...

This has always been my mentality. I spent most of my life riding motorcycles, as in street bikes. "Ride invisible", as in, "ride as if invisible", is the best mentality. As soon as you start...
03-03-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,244
Posted By AdvXtrm

OK, thanks for that. :thumb:

OK, thanks for that. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-03-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,130
Posted By AdvXtrm

I am planning some more local trips first. Maybe...

I am planning some more local trips first. Maybe just a night or two to begin with. My bike has trekking bars like one of yours does. How do you mount that mirror on them? If this helmet mounted one...
Forum: Touring
03-03-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By AdvXtrm

I really hate the fact that I have been made...

I really hate the fact that I have been made aware of this bike's existence! :mad:

Could this be love? :eek: lol

http://co-motion.com/img/main/2014_Pangea_1600_72.jpg
Forum: Touring
03-03-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By AdvXtrm

Great news! Thanks! :)

Great news! Thanks! :)
Forum: Touring
03-03-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,130
Posted By AdvXtrm

Thanks for sharing those. I'm bookmarking them...

Thanks for sharing those. I'm bookmarking them now. I hope to make it out to those some day, but for right now, I'm stuck on the West Coast.
Forum: Touring
03-03-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,130
Posted By AdvXtrm

I'm working on settling on better routes where I...

I'm working on settling on better routes where I can, and also adding conspicuity to myself and my bike. I also just got a "Take a Look" mirror that I hope will help seeing things coming up from...
03-03-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,244
Posted By AdvXtrm

I do ride at night a lot. The HiViz items will at...

I do ride at night a lot. The HiViz items will at least help me stand out while riding during daylight.
03-03-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,244
Posted By AdvXtrm

OK, great stuff everyone, thanks a lot. Right now...

OK, great stuff everyone, thanks a lot. Right now I'm adding the Take A Look Mirror, a reflective vest, reflective tape to my spokes and other areas, HiViz Triangle to the rear. :thumb:
03-03-17, 04:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,244
Posted By AdvXtrm

Increasing Conspicuity

Having barely survived being hit and run over while out on my motorcycle last year, and permanently injured, I have, insanely no doubt, decided to take up bicycling while I was still crippled and...
03-03-17, 03:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,570
Posted By AdvXtrm

Was the knife a WMD dirty bomb? lol

Was the knife a WMD dirty bomb? lol
Forum: Commuting
03-03-17, 03:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,142
Posted By AdvXtrm

I was riding up a bit of a grade one night, and...

I was riding up a bit of a grade one night, and out from a side street comes a bike ahead of me. I see them peddling a bit, but moving way to fast for their pedaling output. It must have been an...
03-03-17, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,906
Posted By AdvXtrm

Sorry to hear of your trouble. I'm using a...

Sorry to hear of your trouble. I'm using a Cygolite Expilion 850 USB, which I love, and I just got my new Sigma BC 16.16 STS Wireless installed, but haven't yet had the chance to ride with it. I sure...
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By AdvXtrm

Right now my luggage setup is, A handlebar...

Right now my luggage setup is,

A handlebar bag (quick access items)
Two large panniers (45L total) on my Front Rack (heavier more dense items)
One 40L dry-bag on-top of my Rear Rack (lighter...
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,321
Posted By AdvXtrm

What tent and footprint are you using?

What tent and footprint are you using?
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By AdvXtrm

That makes good sense friend, thanks for sharing...

That makes good sense friend, thanks for sharing that. I do hate that you posted a picture of that sexy Bianchi though; I've always wanted one of those bikes! :mad: :thumb: lol
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,321
Posted By AdvXtrm

That is almost the exact luggage setup I'm using...

That is almost the exact luggage setup I'm using on my bike. The only difference for me is I'm not using a frame bag. I'm new to all of this myself, and am preparing for my first tour. Thread has...
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By AdvXtrm

I have no doubt that the first thing that will...

I have no doubt that the first thing that will come to mind once I try a fully loaded ride is, "how much of this stuff can I leave behind"? lol

I'm going to make a long list of everything I think...
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 04:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By AdvXtrm

Thanks, I'm not going light at all, that's for...

Thanks, I'm not going light at all, that's for sure. I've got a medium-weight tent, about 5 lbs., a large thick sleeping pad, and a large sleeping bag. With my poor beat up old body, I'll need some...
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By AdvXtrm

That sounds sensible to me, and may be right...

That sounds sensible to me, and may be right about where I end up.
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 03:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By AdvXtrm

Wow! That's quite a pack! Yes, it will be a very...

Wow! That's quite a pack! Yes, it will be a very enlightening experience to actually get out and do this for the first time. There is no teacher like experience! Thanks for sharing! :thumb:
03-02-17, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By AdvXtrm

I'm rehabbing from being hit and run over last...

I'm rehabbing from being hit and run over last year, and I had many herniated and degenerating discs and other skeletal, tendon, and joint issues before that even happened. I have displaced bones...
Forum: Touring
03-02-17, 12:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By AdvXtrm

Weight: Bike Fully Loaded -Water -Rider

For those who do not pack "light", I'm wondering what weight you're at with your bike fully loaded, but minus water and minus you. So, just the bike and the gear itself with no water loaded. If you...
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