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Forum: Touring
06-15-11, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By Fueled by Boh

no, the surly troll is more accurately described...

no, the surly troll is more accurately described as a hybrid of the 1x1 and the lht
Forum: Touring
10-27-10, 03:07 PM
Forum: Touring
09-28-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,634
Posted By Fueled by Boh

too cool for research, i guess. ...

too cool for research, i guess.

http://surlybikes.com/blog/spew/kickstands_on_long_haul_truckers/
"Why donít we just add one of those kickstand mounting plates under the stays? Because those...
Forum: Touring
05-06-10, 09:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,467
Posted By Fueled by Boh

people with brooks saddles are just more likely...

people with brooks saddles are just more likely to take pictures of their bikes and post them on the internet in order to discuss them
Forum: Touring
03-28-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By Fueled by Boh

do either of you guys have tips for riding out to...

do either of you guys have tips for riding out to ocean city? I'd like to start my cross-country trip out on the eastern shore, either OC, MD or Fenwick Island, DE.
Forum: Touring
12-23-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,975
Posted By Fueled by Boh

#1) Tour the high deserts of far northern India. ...

#1) Tour the high deserts of far northern India. Ride from Leh over Khardung La into the Nubra Valley and loop back south towards Pangong Pso. Really a must-do trip, spectacular scenery, lots of...
Forum: Touring
12-23-09, 03:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Fueled by Boh

diet - calories, where to get them. easy stuff...

diet - calories, where to get them. easy stuff to cook. eating sans stove, etc.
budget - ties in with eating and a lot else
routes - impressions, suggested mods/detours, recent developments...
Forum: Touring
11-15-09, 12:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,363
Posted By Fueled by Boh

Dellphinus -- You're 5'7" and ride a 54? I'm...

Dellphinus --
You're 5'7" and ride a 54? I'm around 5'7" and I ride a 52, and I barely have any seatpost showing. I think part of the "problem" is that my brooks has extremely high rails. How...
Forum: Touring
11-14-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I was thinking about putting a post like this up,...

I was thinking about putting a post like this up, but was worried i'd be labeled a spammer. I can see the slippery slope just ahead...
I'd say $300 give or take. For some reason the prices on my...
11-10-09, 10:03 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 58,375
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I Have: 52cm Utility Blue LHT frame/fork (54cm...

I Have:
52cm Utility Blue LHT frame/fork (54cm tt)
26" marathon tires
26" 36h wheels, xt hubs/alex adventurer rims
size 44 pearl izumi trans alps
Axiom LaSalle Panniers
Brooks b.17 standard...
10-30-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 58,375
Posted By Fueled by Boh

Have: 52cm Utility Blue LHT with 26" marathon...

Have:
52cm Utility Blue LHT with 26" marathon tires.
size 44 pearl izumi trans alps

Want:
50cm surly crosscheck frame or similar
32h 700c rims
any reasonable $ offer/ trade
Forum: Touring
10-29-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Fueled by Boh

thanks -- didn't know cgoab had classifieds. i...

thanks -- didn't know cgoab had classifieds. i put my item* up there.
Forum: Touring
10-29-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Fueled by Boh

Classifieds

Is there a classifieds site/message board that gets more traffic than the bikeforums.net touring classifieds? I only see 3 posts...
Forum: Touring
10-11-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,206
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I finished my WFR (wilderness first responder)...

I finished my WFR (wilderness first responder) course a few months ago, and this is exactly what we were told. Apparently the sawyer extractor is one of the worst things you can do for yourself, up...
Forum: Touring
10-11-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,952
Posted By Fueled by Boh

Take a close look at your fork. There might be...

Take a close look at your fork. There might be mounts on the inside of the fork blades. I've seen trek switchblades with mid blade bolts. If you've ever dabbled in backpacking, or are willing to...
Forum: Touring
10-10-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,284
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I thought it might be mr. Boh ...

I thought it might be mr. Boh

http://www.thatsamorestable.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/boh-face1.jpg (http://www.thatsamorestable.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/boh-face1.jpg)
Forum: Touring
10-08-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Fueled by Boh

btw, pictures might help. also, check the...

btw, pictures might help. also, check the mechanics forum. although, i'm not sure thats where the good bike mechanics actually hang out.
Forum: Touring
10-08-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I'm not sure what you mean by "catch" but it...

I'm not sure what you mean by "catch" but it sounds like you might have some luck experimenting with which spring hole on your canti post you use. the tail of the spring that provides your brakes...
Forum: Touring
10-08-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Fueled by Boh

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/boyanddog ...

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/boyanddog

i met this guy in missoula, MT. the dog was no ordinary dog, I saw it go up trees after squirrels. it was of his sled dogs, certainly not a house pet.
Forum: Touring
10-04-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,284
Posted By Fueled by Boh

who is that peeking over your downtube?

who is that peeking over your downtube?
Forum: Touring
03-19-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,980
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i'm between 5'7" and 5'8" and i ride a 52cm lht. ...

i'm between 5'7" and 5'8" and i ride a 52cm lht. the saddle is so low i have barely a fistful of seatpost, which precludes the use of some laid-back seatposts. That being said, i probably should...
Forum: Touring
03-19-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,466
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i'm not sure how a particular frame could impact...

i'm not sure how a particular frame could impact handle bar bag choice, but i used an axiom monsoon on my surly briefly and liked it
Forum: Touring
03-17-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,805
Posted By Fueled by Boh

nun- your link brings back "data retrieval...

nun- your link brings back "data retrieval failure." Could you try posting the link again?
Forum: Touring
03-17-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,805
Posted By Fueled by Boh

note that the guy in thehum's link travelled in...

note that the guy in thehum's link travelled in the fall, and on the tibetan plateau, which is in the rain shadow of the himalayas
Forum: Touring
03-17-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,805
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i'm going to be in and around uttarakhand...

i'm going to be in and around uttarakhand (rhaniket and rishikesh) from late march till mid june, and then probably try to go to nepal. where are you riding? what route? I was thinking about...
Forum: Touring
02-22-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I try to keep documents from piling up on my hard...

I try to keep documents from piling up on my hard drive, to save my back on my commute
Forum: Touring
02-07-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 891
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i dont think chain "stretch" or wear has anything...

i dont think chain "stretch" or wear has anything to do with frequency of lubrication. i think its mostly related to amount of torque generated. lubing a chain staves off rust and weathering, and...
Forum: Touring
02-03-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Fueled by Boh

if your ultimate goal is the eastern shore --...

if your ultimate goal is the eastern shore -- Delaware or Ocean City, MD -- i'd skip baltimore. I really enjoyed riding on the PA route system while traveling through PA with the cross-country trip...
Forum: Touring
02-03-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,289
Posted By Fueled by Boh

fyi - surly's color changes don't necessarily...

fyi - surly's color changes don't necessarily correspond to "model year." they don't really do model years. Also, the older colors are more scarce and more highly sought after.
Forum: Touring
02-03-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Fueled by Boh

where does Baltimore fit into all that?

where does Baltimore fit into all that?
Forum: Touring
01-31-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,289
Posted By Fueled by Boh

if your mechanic isn't using a torque wrench he...

if your mechanic isn't using a torque wrench he doesn't take working on your bike very seriously. especially (obviously), if it is a high-end bike with torque-sensitive parts.
Forum: Touring
01-26-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i had to torque harder than i was expecting to

i had to torque harder than i was expecting to
Forum: Touring
01-26-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Fueled by Boh

terry and WTB are good options

terry and WTB are good options
Forum: Touring
01-26-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 2,064,618
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i did a 400 mile trip this winter along the VA/NC...

i did a 400 mile trip this winter along the VA/NC boarder with bulky winter stuff and a zero degree bag. i only used mid sized rear panniers. i think they're axiom champlains. maybe 60 bucks for...
Forum: Touring
01-25-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I commuted on the randos for a little over a...

I commuted on the randos for a little over a year, and hated them. the width is measured c-to-c on the drops, which flare out quite aggressively. This means the flat is quite a bit narrower than...
Forum: Touring
01-25-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 2,064,618
Posted By Fueled by Boh

there are more affordable options that will work...

there are more affordable options that will work just as well. have you tried touring with the stuff you have? or have you just been riding about with your panniers empty? after doing a few...
Forum: Touring
01-25-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Fueled by Boh

you kind of have to torque down on the brake post...

you kind of have to torque down on the brake post to get the necessary washer/spacer to press down on the striated base. how hard have you tried to tighten the pad on the caliper arms?
Forum: Touring
01-12-09, 02:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,543
Posted By Fueled by Boh

ergon grips with bar ends would help solve your...

ergon grips with bar ends would help solve your hand position problems. they do a lot to alleviate ulnar nerve compression.

your crankset is probably fine. i would look into upgrading the bottom...
Forum: Touring
01-09-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Fueled by Boh

carrying a bike case with you is pretty crazy. ...

carrying a bike case with you is pretty crazy. the travelerscheck is the same thing as the crosscheck so of course it can be used as a touring bike. in any case, i doubt you'll be able to fit a...
Forum: Touring
01-09-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,212
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i'm about 5'7" - 5'8" and i'm pretty happy with...

i'm about 5'7" - 5'8" and i'm pretty happy with my lht. its got about a fistful of seatpost and a brooks professional. My inseam is about 31".
Forum: Touring
01-07-09, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By Fueled by Boh

if you are pulling a bob, or maybe even if you...

if you are pulling a bob, or maybe even if you aren't, i'd suggest a mountain bike. the tire options for rough terrain are far better, as are rim options. 26" wheels, tires, and tubes tend to be...
Forum: Touring
01-07-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Fueled by Boh

Maybe. I looked into this, thinking it would be...

Maybe. I looked into this, thinking it would be the perfect solution to making the lht feel faster. I wanted to raise the bb and a few other things. I did some of the measurements and it doesn't...
Forum: Touring
01-06-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I agree with velo on most counts too, but paul...

I agree with velo on most counts too, but paul doesn't make shifters - just "thumbies", which allow you to mount downtube/ barend shifters on your handle bar. i like mine a lot.

I think 99% of...
Forum: Touring
01-04-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i've taken my lht off road, but i think for...

i've taken my lht off road, but i think for serious mountain biking you'd need more that a 2.1" nobbie tire, which is all it fits (with almost zero clearance). This would be a limiting factor above...
Forum: Touring
12-25-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,093
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i think i try to ride with my hips rotated so...

i think i try to ride with my hips rotated so that i'm sitting on my hip-bones, which slightly arches my back. being in any one position too long (straight back or otherwise) probably isn't too...
Forum: Touring
12-23-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,093
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i have two brooks, a b.17 and a professional. ...

i have two brooks, a b.17 and a professional. I've reached the conclusion that brooks saddles either
A) aren't what they used to be, or
B)can't stand up to the rigors of the contemporary rider...
Forum: Touring
12-15-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By Fueled by Boh

What area are you in? Hey, I'm in College Park,...

What area are you in? Hey, I'm in College Park, I'll put the bike together for you. I also have a scavenged jamis steel fork w/ low rider mounts and dual eyelets you can have. Its got posts for...
Forum: Touring
12-15-08, 10:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,422
Posted By Fueled by Boh

I'm going backpacking and rafting in northern...

I'm going backpacking and rafting in northern India for a few months, and then I hope to ride around southern India from about June 20th on. The bike portion is still up in the air -- it might be...
Forum: Touring
12-13-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,898
Posted By Fueled by Boh

i really like my axiom journey rear rack. I use...

i really like my axiom journey rear rack. I use it every day. its never loosened up and doesnt show any signs of fatigue. i think i paid about 17 dollars for it. I also like that it attaches to...
Forum: Touring
12-13-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,771
Posted By Fueled by Boh

easily a rear rack. wool socks are also a must.

easily a rear rack. wool socks are also a must.
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