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12-01-17, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,374
Posted By iconicflux

Try replacing the core. I've noticed that if...

Try replacing the core. I've noticed that if water gets in and causes the core to rust you'll have to replace it before it'll work again.
09-04-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,972
Posted By iconicflux

You can swap your cell phone sim into a lot of...

You can swap your cell phone sim into a lot of devices that take sims and go. I've done it with a large number of them on multiple networks.
08-26-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,972
Posted By iconicflux

Pretty sure I saw something recently about...

Pretty sure I saw something recently about replacing garmin maps with osm
08-05-17, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By iconicflux

I've had a few now. All mine have sounded the...

I've had a few now. All mine have sounded the same but they can be prone to the innards of the valve rusting. If you don't get that removed before it's really stuck then it's a hell of a job to fix....
08-01-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By iconicflux

Aerotech are awesome. Pearl Izumi are great...

Aerotech are awesome.

Pearl Izumi are great too

Nashbar's cheap ones are okay but it takes awhile to get them adjusted so they don't squeeze/pinch in weird places plus the chamois doesn't feel...
Forum: Touring
05-23-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,645
Posted By iconicflux

Hennessy Hammocks are okay but some of the other...

Hennessy Hammocks are okay but some of the other cottage vendors do make much better hammocks. Warbonnet and Dream Hammock allow you to customize the material. Also look at Dutchware's hammocks if...
Forum: Touring
05-23-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By iconicflux

Custom lightweight waterproof bike rainflys

A friend just asked me a question that led me into an interesting line of thinking. I've been making diy gear for backpacking and hammocks for a bit now and I've seen some rain flys for bikes that...
07-21-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,195
Posted By iconicflux

About a year ago, I was on a notoriously busy...

About a year ago, I was on a notoriously busy section of a 3 lane (plus r/l turn lanes) highway with a couple sections of stop lights. It was just dark, I was doing about 30mph getting back up to...
Forum: Touring
07-01-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By iconicflux

The reason I'd like to have the ability to...

The reason I'd like to have the ability to optionally do updates by SMS is because I recognize that in a lot of areas you don't have any cellphone network available. SMS runs through a data channel...
Forum: Touring
06-15-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By iconicflux

I've been having an awesome good time with Ride...

I've been having an awesome good time with Ride With GPS and their navigation feature. :)
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By iconicflux

yeah you probably could. Unfortunately, I have a...

yeah you probably could. Unfortunately, I have a strange fear of ticks that sometimes limits my campsite choices. :cry:
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By iconicflux

throughout a lot of the world they have...

throughout a lot of the world they have information centers in all the little towns that will assist in finding lodging, food, etc. The US doesn't usually have those and when they have something like...
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By iconicflux

Sometimes, not having things planned is far...

Sometimes, not having things planned is far better than planning out everything. I'll admit that thought it works far better in most of the world but not as well in the USA...
Forum: Touring
06-14-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By iconicflux

I've made dumplings on tour although not steamed....

I've made dumplings on tour although not steamed. They're pretty easy although potstickers are far easier.

If I had a titanium wok that I could take with me, I'd be eating really well on most of...
Forum: Touring
06-10-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By iconicflux

As you said, to each their own. It's not...

As you said, to each their own.

It's not always about knowing where you are but often I roll into a place and then roll out only to find out later that I missed something because I didn't know...
Forum: Touring
06-10-15, 06:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By iconicflux

what I'd like in a touring app

I've been seeing a lot of questions on various forums regarding apps for displaying their map coordinates to others.

Instead of asking about what apps people use, I thought I'd put down what I'd...
Forum: Touring
06-07-15, 11:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,610
Posted By iconicflux

I have a Cutter Precision PV8 and a Sinewave...

I have a Cutter Precision PV8 and a Sinewave Revolution. It's a fantastic combination thus far and has been able to easily charge any android device and even my iPhone 6 w/o any cache battery needed....
Forum: Touring
06-05-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By iconicflux

Tour plans :)

I'm planning on doing a transamerica ride of sorts that starts in Virginia Beach and goes west on the usual ACA transamerica route. Then I'm thinking I'll catch the Western Express route to the...
Forum: Touring
05-31-15, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,697
Posted By iconicflux

Hurricane Ridge is pretty fantastic but don't...

Hurricane Ridge is pretty fantastic but don't know that it'd be worth it. If you're there, you may as well get off the bike, do some hiking, and camp overnight. It's fun being in snow fields in the...
Forum: Touring
05-31-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,697
Posted By iconicflux

It's a bit out of the way and it means ascending...

It's a bit out of the way and it means ascending the bottom portion of a pass BUT there is the Goldmeyer Hot Springs on the way from Vancouver to San Fran.

Goldmyer Hot Springs | Directions...
Forum: Touring
05-31-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By iconicflux

As long as you have an app to pull your location...

As long as you have an app to pull your location every 5-10 minutes, Google's Location History site is an excellent way of getting where someone is and it's built into Android already. :)
...
Forum: Touring
05-27-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By iconicflux

Heh.. I <3 the stories about how good they are at...

Heh.. I <3 the stories about how good they are at getting into things. :)
Forum: Touring
05-26-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By iconicflux

Agreed. It was late and I wasn't thinking about...

Agreed. It was late and I wasn't thinking about it because apparently I'm less careful when car camping. Next time I wont be forgetting. Personally, I'm thankful the top came open and spilled out the...
Forum: Touring
05-25-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By iconicflux

Masked Bandit Lushes

So I went camping with the family this past weekend and brought along alcohol for several alcohol stoves that I built figuring that I'd test them all. I didn't quite get to that like I was hoping...
Forum: Touring
05-19-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By iconicflux

Hold on here while I take advantage of alan's...

Hold on here while I take advantage of alan's offer.. :-P
Forum: Touring
05-18-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By iconicflux

I'd leave it at a metro stop like Shady Grove or...

I'd leave it at a metro stop like Shady Grove or White Flint metro.

I'm about 45 minutes outside of DC (Frederick, MD area) and the tow path goes pretty close to my place. If you're interested,...
10-06-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,416
Posted By iconicflux

I had this happen to me while riding the Seagull...

I had this happen to me while riding the Seagull Century. Some kid (probably 8yo) and his friends all pelted me with rocks. I saw the rock travel from the hand one one kid all the way until it struck...
09-14-14, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By iconicflux

I'm aware of one on the market that uses the top...

I'm aware of one on the market that uses the top cap for the antenna. I don't know how good it does with reception but it's an interesting usage...
09-14-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By iconicflux

Just today I saw a Pinarello Dogma 2 with Campy...

Just today I saw a Pinarello Dogma 2 with Campy EPS on top of a car without a lock on the rack for 3 hours.
09-14-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By iconicflux

I'd you do that you'll likely attenuate the...

I'd you do that you'll likely attenuate the signals because you have to have an antenna for the chip to function. I'd expect sophisticated thieves to use a GPS jammer, remove the bike, then remove...
09-14-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By iconicflux

Yeah, because no one ever disables car alarms and...

Yeah, because no one ever disables car alarms and boosts the cars.

I don't know how you'd have a gps chip that can't be disabled. I bet I could disable one using the parts from a disposable camera...
09-13-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By iconicflux

I agree that it was too fast. What surprises me...

I agree that it was too fast. What surprises me is that the dooring didn't happen from the parked cars. I was totally expecting some parked car mashing and suddenly it's a jackass taxi that stopped...
09-13-14, 12:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By iconicflux

I get that from his comment in the video but I...

I get that from his comment in the video but I agree with you that I wouldn't have thought he was doing more than 18mph. I suppose we can figure out exactly how fast he was going with some math. :-P
09-12-14, 11:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,000
Posted By iconicflux

Cherokee Schill found guilty - plans to appeal

Jessamine judge decides Nicholasville Road bicycle commuter violated law | Jessamine County | Kentucky.com (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/09/12/3426401_jessamine-judge-decides-nicholasville.html?rh=1)...
09-12-14, 11:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By iconicflux

He was doing 25mph.. could be he thought it was...

He was doing 25mph.. could be he thought it was safest. What I don't get is that he has an airzound horn on his bike but he didn't use it to alert the jaywalkers. That's the part of it that bothers...
09-12-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By iconicflux

I dunno kickstart.. I'm pretty sure that in NYC...

I dunno kickstart.. I'm pretty sure that in NYC jaywalking is illegal and highly ticketed for..
09-12-14, 10:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By iconicflux

Dooring from a Cyclist's POV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFFZnnasd_Q#t=170

Here's a video of a cyclist getting doored.
Forum: Touring
08-25-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By iconicflux

Another +1 on Sidi. I wear a size 50 and have...

Another +1 on Sidi. I wear a size 50 and have wide feet. Sidi's are the only one's that I have found that work well for me. The comfort is well worth the money for them. :)
08-05-14, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By iconicflux

If yours has the older Mafac cantilever brakes...

If yours has the older Mafac cantilever brakes that it likely came with you CAN adjust those to fit a 700c rim. I was given this suggestion by Santana and tested it on my late 70's Santana and it...
07-25-14, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By iconicflux

I was shocked because my daughter has better road...

I was shocked because my daughter has better road handling skills than I expected her to have thus far AND it was pretty scary to me having her almost crash on her first tour. She's only 8 and...
07-24-14, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By iconicflux

Asshats on WMRT

This past weekend I took my daughter on her first overnight tour. We rode about half on the WMRT and half on the C&O towpath. When we got to Hancock I had an incident happen that really shocked me.
...
Forum: Touring
02-04-14, 02:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,186
Posted By iconicflux

From experience... Trail mix with chocolate chips...

From experience... Trail mix with chocolate chips is f'n awesome at attracting bears. Almost got ourselves attacked while backpacking when one guy was dropping trail mix and we started getting...
01-15-14, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By iconicflux

I had something similar happen recently when ebay...

I had something similar happen recently when ebay somehow got the wrong box dimensions into it. A seller can change the cost for maybe 24 hours after an auction and prior to the person paying.

In...
Forum: Touring
01-15-14, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By iconicflux

This sounds like something that people from 4chan...

This sounds like something that people from 4chan or ****** would be all over.
Forum: Touring
01-12-14, 02:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By iconicflux

Thanks everyone. :) I'm building a pair of A719's...

Thanks everyone. :) I'm building a pair of A719's and then I'm going to put some fatter tires on them and put them through their paces. If I don't like them after I try them out I'll keep them and...
Forum: Touring
01-09-14, 03:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By iconicflux

Velocity dyad 36h rims, shimano ultegra hub,...

Velocity dyad 36h rims, shimano ultegra hub, straight 14gauge spokes iirc.
I was maybe 330lbs at the time.
Forum: Touring
01-04-14, 03:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By iconicflux

Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of handspun. I had...

Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of handspun. I had to learn how to build wheels because I got a wheel from them that was so bad I broke 3 spokes in the first 200 miles.
Forum: Touring
01-01-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By iconicflux

Thanks for the answers.. let me define the...

Thanks for the answers.. let me define the parameters a bit more. :)

I'm about 275 lbs and while I like the chukkers there are a few things about them that I don't like. I've always been a bit...
Forum: Touring
12-30-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By iconicflux

keep wheelset ot build another

I have a wheel set right now that consists of a velocity chukker laced to an xt hub in the rear and a Shimano dynohub (3N80 I think) in the front. I'm building a new touring bike and am considering...
Forum: Touring
12-30-13, 02:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,119
Posted By iconicflux

I have a Anatomica X and a Brooks Professional....

I have a Anatomica X and a Brooks Professional. They're both really nice saddles but I'd go with the Anatomica X if touring. The reason being that it doesn't have a problem being exposed to wet...
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