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Forum: Touring
04-19-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By gulfislander

I went by myself from Victoria last year at the...

I went by myself from Victoria last year at the end of August. Didn't meet many bikers in Washington, but in Oregon there were at least 8 bikers in every camp. After Labour
Day there were dozens...
Forum: Touring
04-07-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By gulfislander

Cgob

Go to Crazy Guy on a Bike - there are lots of journals for the coast in May. Your are going to get wet though!
02-19-11, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,106
Posted By gulfislander

Is it the picture, or did it sag kind of...

Is it the picture, or did it sag kind of asymetrically? I got mine wet then rode all day, and it looks a lot like yours.
02-17-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,590
Posted By gulfislander

That's great info - exactly what I was trying to...

That's great info - exactly what I was trying to find out! FWIW I have a 105 derailleur and Campy brifters. I just wasn't sure if using all 3 spacers on the drive side would result in a 45 mm...
02-17-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,590
Posted By gulfislander

BB Chainline question

Thanks for the comments. By the way it's a 9 speed for what thats worth. Also, I think the LX with the chainrings mentioned is a trekking crankset, not a mountain bike crankset. I want to end up with...
02-17-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,590
Posted By gulfislander

BB Chainline question

Hi

I am installing a mountain bike crankset on a road bike (Cannondale T2000). I understand that the chainline is 45mm and that most mountain bike cranksets are 50mm. I will probably buy a Shimano...
Forum: Touring
02-02-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By gulfislander

Could you let us Canadians know what Customs told...

Could you let us Canadians know what Customs told you?
Forum: Touring
01-25-11, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,380
Posted By gulfislander

I don't have time for a long tour, but the...

I don't have time for a long tour, but the Victoria-California trip I did last year starts right outside my door, so I'm doing it again. It may not be as interesting as most of the others here, but...
Forum: Touring
01-15-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,312
Posted By gulfislander

I am 6'+ and had a T800 in large. Really liked...

I am 6'+ and had a T800 in large. Really liked the bike, but it was just too small. Looking for an XL, but I do think they run pretty small compared to other bikes. Also had toe overlap issues which...
Forum: Touring
10-29-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By gulfislander

Kwest

In September I took mine from Victoria BC to the California border. I'm 200# and I had 40 # of gear on board. I had absolutely 0 problems - found the bike to be stable even though I had no front...
Forum: Touring
04-25-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,270
Posted By gulfislander

Blackburn Road Mirror

I like this one - the only one I found that works OK with bar end shifters. Stays tight, doesn't vibrate noticeably.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BNTY4Y/?tag=poomadc12-20
Forum: Touring
04-12-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By gulfislander

Lone Peak bag

I like my Lone Peak full sized bag from The Touring Store. Perfect size, well built and reasonably priced.
Forum: Touring
03-14-10, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By gulfislander

Google adds Bike routes

Anyone seen this? I haven't played with it much, but it looks pretty cool!
Forum: Touring
01-30-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 10,566
Posted By gulfislander

Having fallen and had a helmet save me from a...

Having fallen and had a helmet save me from a serious and painful head injury I can see the upside of wearing a helmet - What, other than stubbornness is the downside?
Forum: Touring
01-24-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By gulfislander

For the bike stuff I had great luck and fast,...

For the bike stuff I had great luck and fast, cheap shipping with Ribble.com
Forum: Touring
01-24-10, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,784
Posted By gulfislander

That is damned near unanimous I guess. I had...

That is damned near unanimous I guess. I had pretty much planned around June, probably will still go then, but all of your replies have definately made me think about it - thanks to all for taking...
Forum: Touring
01-22-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,784
Posted By gulfislander

Pacific coast - June or Sept

So when is the best time to cycle down the Pacific coast (vancouver - San Francisco)? I don't want to do summer because of traffic, and am planning on doing June 10 or so, but when I look at CGoaB it...
10-08-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By gulfislander

Rejuvinating an old Univega - need help

I have a Cannondale T800, but after going ass over teakettle because of toe overlap, I have decided I'd like to fix up my 1993 Univega Via Carisma for a 3 week tour next summer. I've toured with the...
Forum: Touring
04-26-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,690
Posted By gulfislander

Something is seriously messed up with the guy that started this thread

I really wish the men to women ratio was reversed. The few women that do tour are generally independent and very interesting and a ton of fun.
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