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Forum: Touring
12-18-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,918
Posted By escii_35

Truth, Those of us in 62cm land.... If I had...

Truth, Those of us in 62cm land....

If I had to do it again: 24in BMX wheels (you can always get rubber at walmart) and some type of "cheating" device to shrink the fork length.
On the Friday...
07-09-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,119
Posted By escii_35

#1. I've been looking for a mid or long cage...

#1. I've been looking for a mid or long cage sachs NS at the local coops for years AND you have SPARES.? (I'm too old for big boy gears)

#2. Old... Check. Tall Bikes... Check. Hilly urban light to...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,518
Posted By escii_35

The off the peg cdale is the daily ride, two bag...

The off the peg cdale is the daily ride, two bag touring rig and grocery getter. 24x28 low gear.
My custom gravel and travel bike is way to expensive to replace to risk as a daily rider in the hood....
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,511
Posted By escii_35

Me too, unless you really need something for the...

Me too, unless you really need something for the Baja divide or canning stock road nonsexy replaceable reliable is the way to go. 3x8 freehub or 3x7 freewheel (Phil hub) are my goto.

Square taper...
Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,654
Posted By escii_35

Yep, your friend made a solution to a problem ...

Yep, your friend made a solution to a problem caused by the cable routing of the old style Shimano shifters. Good solution crisis averted.
Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,654
Posted By escii_35

HOT setup. Why, gen 1/2 campy front shifters...

HOT setup. Why, gen 1/2 campy front shifters are amazing with the triple. Bar con or DT rear friction just work. Back to the orig question. "Be careful with older style Shimano brifters interacting...
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,124
Posted By escii_35

63/25 in. I'm your size with long femurs. (A pox...

63/25 in. I'm your size with long femurs. (A pox on swa when they did the latest seat redesigns.) Legs bashing into handle bars when out of the saddle is a big problem for me.

Unless you are doing...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,302
Posted By escii_35

Frame pump Topek WHY? SMALL PARTS BOX OF...

Frame pump Topek WHY? SMALL PARTS BOX OF GOODNESS. Three times bikes shops have provided me with SMALL PARTS from a Topek supplied box of replacement widgets. In the age of manufacturers forcing...
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By escii_35

Used set of campy gen one/two ergo levers. (which...

Used set of campy gen one/two ergo levers. (which ever your hands like more) and random friction shifter for the rear. Genavelle as my second choice.


Deep dark older campy ergo secret ... they...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,518
Posted By escii_35

25in (63.5cm) frame and straight top tube means...

25in (63.5cm) frame and straight top tube means things are a little close to the junk. 700x36 is the max I run for that reason. I ran wider on the T2 but it has a slopping top tube.

​​​​​​No idea...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,518
Posted By escii_35

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/img_20200608_175344310_resize_60_a43146810fac4c4519945cc5862fe33bad2193d4.jpg

This bike?

This is a time capsule garage queen which...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,197
Posted By escii_35

Lol 14-34 The only freewheel I ever chucked...

Lol 14-34

The only freewheel I ever chucked in the garbage before wearing it out. The gear jumps made no sense with my triple.
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,197
Posted By escii_35

Hmmm freewheel. My Phil Wood FW hub was proof but...

Hmmm freewheel. My Phil Wood FW hub was proof but the others a bit more temperamental. You are lucky a shimano 14-28 is an easy side grade. I averaged two rain infested commuting winter's per...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,197
Posted By escii_35

Unless you really -need- a feature found on the...

Unless you really -need- a feature found on the LHT, it's not a big enough upgrade from your current rig. (wide tires for soft surfaces)

​​​​​​The #1...
04-12-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By escii_35

Yes to the YouTube vid. 13-30 Suntour 7...

Yes to the YouTube vid.

13-30 Suntour 7 speed freewheel on a 1992 cdale. I Destroyed one of the co-ops widgits then watched the vid.

Key manouvers.
1: Tap punching the lockring.
2. Mega pipe...
Forum: Touring
02-15-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By escii_35

I feel your pain. Modern mtb triples from the big...

I feel your pain. Modern mtb triples from the big parts companies have wide q factors and middle rings which annoy me unloaded. Don't get me started on the durability of the outboard BB's these...
Forum: Touring
02-12-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,550
Posted By escii_35

If you are using the bike as an all-rounder I...

If you are using the bike as an all-rounder I would shy away from 30 or 32t middles. Have at least a 12t jump from small to middle otherwise there will be lots of overlap where you don't need it.
02-08-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By escii_35

I'll only comment on the Front Shifter : ...

I'll only comment on the Front Shifter :

Combine it with a clamp on FD and you have the Swiss army knife of brifters. From Doubles to vintage trekking triples and modern MTB triples it just works.
Forum: Touring
02-07-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,786
Posted By escii_35

Confession: I ride triples. It's sad that...

Confession: I ride triples.

It's sad that marketeers keep telling me triples are dead. When I had my friction 3x7 drive train changed out on my grocery getter I lol'd at the cost inc labor....
02-05-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,978
Posted By escii_35

23in horizontal top tube touring bike at your...

23in horizontal top tube touring bike at your size … yipes.

I'm only 6'1 with long femers and the smallest traditional bike I own is a 61cm C-T. The big problem for me is top tube length not seat...
02-02-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,978
Posted By escii_35

Yes, to the triple and quad butted mid eighties...

Yes, to the triple and quad butted mid eighties miyatas. However, in the 25in size I love a Cannondale. Unloaded the Cannondale's can be harsh but in loaded mode they sing.
Replies: 13
Views: 3,133
Posted By escii_35

What did I pay for a minty 1993 with a slight...

What did I pay for a minty 1993 with a slight garage oops in the top tube 7 mo ago? A no quibble $275 + 40min drive and bridge fare. $350 would have been my Max. It's my grocery getter two bag...
Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,981
Posted By escii_35

Go ride some rutted single/double track with...

Go ride some rutted single/double track with random Flora intruding on your path use low rider racks and panniers. Report back mkay?


Note: Desert shrubbery is not forgiving.
01-16-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By escii_35

Center to top. Ugg ​​​​​​My Reparto Corsa...

Center to top. Ugg

​​​​​​My Reparto Corsa 61cm catalogue is more like a 60.4cm. I "made it work". Nitto Technomic deluxe FTW.
01-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,214
Posted By escii_35

Mid-wales, Loved the ride and loved the museo. ...

Mid-wales, Loved the ride and loved the museo.

http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk/

One bike in my size one Harry Quinn.
01-05-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By escii_35

First choice: Gen 2 Ergo for the front. Second...

First choice: Gen 2 Ergo for the front.
Second Choice: Gen 1 Ergo or gevenalle.

I've mixed and matched numerous combo's and they just work.
​work.

Edit: I take that back I had an FSA crank...
Forum: Touring
12-06-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 24,633
Posted By escii_35

I choose neither for touring unless I was less...

I choose neither for touring unless I was less than 30yo, in shape and had good knees. Yes, at age 28 I schlepped 50lbs of gear across the country with a 28x28 granny. Had a known how cheap and...
Forum: Touring
11-28-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,918
Posted By escii_35

Yes, Just remember you will need bike...

Yes,

Just remember you will need bike packing do dads for your front gear.
11-20-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,823
Posted By escii_35

Yes...x2 I just want an honest review of the...

Yes...x2

I just want an honest review of the new micro ratchet dia compe shifters.
Forum: Touring
11-20-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By escii_35

TDF and Iceland are the only summer time rides I...

TDF and Iceland are the only summer time rides I would recommend true rain pants.

Cherry season aka high season on the east slopes of the Andes brings out the crowds. The worst thing being: Empty...
11-07-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 275,467
Posted By escii_35

I forgot how good even the lower in bikes were. ...

I forgot how good even the lower in bikes were.

The coop had a minty 1984 25in DB w/Magnalite with race sport geometry in stock. I took it for a spin and was blown away.
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,034
Posted By escii_35

Planned rest day after three days riding. Sleep...

Planned rest day after three days riding. Sleep aid drugs the first two nights due to first day butterflies and high speed traffic jitters. Easy to digest non cooked non gut bothering foods for two...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,895
Posted By escii_35

Yes, I did a 1200 ride the past September on...

Yes,

I did a 1200 ride the past September on some sad cables. 3 days in, riding up Babyshoe pass things were not happy. Then I remembered "I have cable splitters." Break cable, grab multi tool,...
10-28-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By escii_35

Microshift RD-R47 long

Microshift RD-R47 long
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,895
Posted By escii_35

Unless you -really- need it, I'm a big fan of...

Unless you -really- need it, I'm a big fan of KISS. Friction 7-9 with a triple.

Where things get complex is matching derailleur to shifter to cog range for smooth indexing.

If you are looking...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By escii_35

Chiming in with on the ground experience: ...

Chiming in with on the ground experience:

Rural Mexican drivers > USA/CA > Peru.
The main road mountain section between La Paz and Los Barrilles is best to be avoided. Beautiful but... Yikes.
10-08-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,416
Posted By escii_35

For those of us who ride 25in bikes these are...

For those of us who ride 25in bikes these are just the best commuters. Everything you put into the pedals makes the bike go.

If your roads are chip seal / tar gravel they can be buzzy when...
Forum: Touring
06-03-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,673
Posted By escii_35

Mmm KISS. As for the OP. If you are going...

Mmm KISS.

As for the OP. If you are going to change the big ring you may as well buy a new crank.

Also, 44/32 drives me bonkers when riding on the road unloaded. 40T is a bit too tall for the...
05-19-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By escii_35

What would I do with a half step bike hmm... ...

What would I do with a half step bike hmm...

For some reason I hate left hand bar-con shifting. Double DT is fine but for urban light to light traffic riding it's lacking. Enter the Smergo. Gen...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,884
Posted By escii_35

100% yes for the front tire when touring over...

100% yes for the front tire when touring over mixed road/dirt conditions. I hate losing control in soft duff and fluff especially when descending.

With the dawn of the tubeless, folding tire...
Forum: Touring
04-07-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By escii_35

Both the Willipa Hills trail and the Olympic...

Both the Willipa Hills trail and the Olympic Discovery trail are getting better with age. If you don't want to mess with riding out to the coast along the Columbia River take the train to Centralia...
02-28-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,464
Posted By escii_35

Microshift RD-R47 long I bought one a few...

Microshift RD-R47 long

I bought one a few years ago. Supposedly a 9s and the LBS guy said "it won't work with my friction 7 setup due to chain width. I took a whirl and spent the +-40 dollars on...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,248
Posted By escii_35

Modern: touring forks with 10+ mounting holes. ...

Modern: touring forks with 10+ mounting holes.
Modern: steel with sloped top tubes to help with frame flex on 60+ cm bikes.
Old: dt braze on mounts.

​​​​​​As for four bag touring. For me, it's...
01-12-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,810
Posted By escii_35

Matt Stephens The Irish guy on Eurosport radio....

Matt Stephens
The Irish guy on Eurosport radio. Roache or Kelly?
CVD.

I don't think I could handle 3 weeks of bobkie
​​​​​​
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By escii_35

What the person above said x2. Business in...

What the person above said x2.

Business in Eugene and Portland are rather friendly to heavily geared tourists when it comes to bringing your bike inside. They can tell the forigners vs local Flora...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,023
Posted By escii_35

Know your airline dimensional and weight limits...

Know your airline dimensional and weight limits before packing. Print a copy just in case.

I split my coupled bike between a charity shop suitcase and cut down bike box for point to point travel....
Forum: Touring
12-19-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,707
Posted By escii_35

I tried to love double bar cons just like I tried...

I tried to love double bar cons just like I tried to love touch screen only phones. It just didn't work.

I never felt comfortable ring shifting in heavy urban traffic and could never manage the...
Forum: Touring
11-30-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,752
Posted By escii_35

Hot and Dry = A big yes to cotton. The only knock...

Hot and Dry = A big yes to cotton. The only knock on basic cotton is the spf factor.

Hot and Humid = tech fabrics.

Another factor is your perspiration profile. My bro sweats when he thinks to...
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By escii_35

Since wadot upgraded the road to the Mukilteo...

Since wadot upgraded the road to the Mukilteo Ferry. Whidby island -> Deception Pass -> Skagit Flats -> Chuckanut is a solid route. In the 90's that was a freaking scary road.
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By escii_35

Hopefully you left today :-) Maybe 70deg in...

Hopefully you left today :-) Maybe 70deg in t-town

I've done this 15+ times.

For me, the hardest part to Navigate is either the Everett plateau or the Bothell /Avondale area.

What I...
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