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05-21-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By chiroptile

Placed my order for the T2 today.. Thanks, guys!

Placed my order for the T2 today.. Thanks, guys!
05-20-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By chiroptile

Thanks, Guys.. Spectastic, I was thinking that...

Thanks, Guys.. Spectastic, I was thinking that same thing regarding the front wheel.. Seems like that would only make it easier for it to throw the wheel out of true.. But the thing sells, and gets...
05-20-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By chiroptile

Hitch-mounted bike rack question.

Hey, guys..

Trying to decide between these two racks right here..

Thule T2
http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Thule/TH916XTR.html

Thule Doubletrack...
Forum: Touring
04-26-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By chiroptile

This thing is not light by cyclotouring...

This thing is not light by cyclotouring standards.. 14.5 oz. And not exactly cheap.. Used to have a Dyno Hub, but had to remove it to make way for a front rack.. I have NEVER had to worry about...
Forum: Touring
04-22-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By chiroptile

Portland - Boise.. 26++++++.. Went that way...

Portland - Boise.. 26++++++..

Went that way last year.. Lived in a big city my whole life.. Wow.. Absolutely blown away by the scenery. Ample shoulders, too..
Forum: Touring
07-11-12, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By chiroptile

Thanks, guys.. Details, hmm.. Where to start?...

Thanks, guys.. Details, hmm.. Where to start? Firstly, Doug.. Thank you for the routing suggestions before. I actually just returned from the ride two evenings ago, so.. Heh.. Don't want to be...
Forum: Touring
07-11-12, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By chiroptile

Well, that was probably about the neatest thing...

Well, that was probably about the neatest thing I'd ever done..
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By chiroptile

Thanks, all.. Butterflies subsided a bit.. Take...

Thanks, all.. Butterflies subsided a bit.. Take care of yourselves, be safe, enjoy your tours, and keep doling out the good advice..
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By chiroptile

The day before the tour..

Hey, guys.. So.. this time tomorrow I will be landing in Portland, OR. I will meet my partner in crime, we will assemble our bikes and strike out East. The plan is to reach NYC sometime by mid July.....
Forum: Touring
05-01-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By chiroptile

Sunday would be ideal in terms of traffic.....

Sunday would be ideal in terms of traffic.. During the weekdays you get a lot of commercial congestion.. Delivery vans, trucks.. driving around and double parking.. No rush hour to contend with..
Forum: Touring
05-01-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By chiroptile

The traffic here might take a little getting used...

The traffic here might take a little getting used to, but as long as you just stick to the side of the road and anticipate that vehicles will be overtaking you, possibly to turn down a street as you...
Forum: Touring
04-27-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,543
Posted By chiroptile

Yup.. Called Frontier Airlines today to double...

Yup.. Called Frontier Airlines today to double check. Then pulled this from their website:

"Non-motorized touring or racing bicycles with single seats. Bicycles must have the handlebars fixed...
Forum: Touring
04-27-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,543
Posted By chiroptile

Oh wow.. News to me. I actually have a flight...

Oh wow.. News to me. I actually have a flight booked with them in two weeks.. With my bicycle. When I booked earlier this month they assured me the bike flew for free.. Will have to call them.
Forum: Touring
04-26-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,543
Posted By chiroptile

I don't know if you have researched airlines...

I don't know if you have researched airlines already or not, but if any ody else has similar concerns, check into it. Some airlines will charge a large fee. Others will set you back marginally.....
Forum: Touring
04-19-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By chiroptile

Purchased a bag liner today.. Will stick with the...

Purchased a bag liner today.. Will stick with the big Agnes and report my findings from the field. Thank you all, again. Doug, you always have such neat photos to complement your posts!
Forum: Touring
04-19-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By chiroptile

Also.. Didn't think about winter cycling gear for...

Also.. Didn't think about winter cycling gear for the early desert mornings.. Thank you
Forum: Touring
04-19-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By chiroptile

Thanks guys.. Appreciate all of your responses....

Thanks guys.. Appreciate all of your responses. Looks like a bag liner and a warm layer are in the works then. The sleeping pad I have is a big Agnes insulated air core. It blows up like a pool...
Forum: Touring
04-18-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By chiroptile

Camping out in the Desert

Hey guys.. This is a question for some of the desert foxes out there. Leaving from Portland, Ore. in Mid may.. Heading out East. Will be going through some desert along the way in East Oregon, Idaho,...
Forum: Touring
04-17-12, 10:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,213
Posted By chiroptile

Everybody sort of mentioned everything to take...

Everybody sort of mentioned everything to take into consideration already, and it's all been on point.. just want to throw in a couple of suggestions. A shower cap stretched over your helmet will...
Forum: Touring
04-06-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,193
Posted By chiroptile

Hey, cranky.. Word of caution regarding using...

Hey, cranky.. Word of caution regarding using google maps for navigation. Last year I rode NYC - Athens, Ga.. Used google for the directions. They were good for the most part, but there were times...
Forum: Touring
04-02-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,193
Posted By chiroptile

Funny.. Sitting in Montreal right now.. Driving...

Funny.. Sitting in Montreal right now.. Driving back to the Bronx tomorrow.. Thinking of retracing the route my buddy and I took two summers ago.. Montreal-NYC.. I will share some of the details of...
Forum: Touring
03-12-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,548
Posted By chiroptile

I run Shimano M324s with shimano cycling...

I run Shimano M324s with shimano cycling sandals.. Same reason as others.. Platform on one side and a cleat port on the other. There have been times when one of my knees will develop an ache on the...
Forum: Touring
03-08-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,746
Posted By chiroptile

My friend and I toured with a Eureka Timberline...

My friend and I toured with a Eureka Timberline SQ4XT.. A little on the heavy side, but broken up between two bikes nothing we couldn't handle.. Absolute beast when guyed down.. There is no moving...
Forum: Touring
02-23-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By chiroptile

Hey, Doug.. I think I have the same pot.. Ti?

Hey, Doug.. I think I have the same pot.. Ti?
Forum: Touring
02-23-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By chiroptile

Definitely looking forward to meeting people...

Definitely looking forward to meeting people along the way. I have found on past tours that putting in miles doesn't necessarily interfere with this. And yeah, I definitely like US20 over the google...
Forum: Touring
02-23-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By chiroptile

Thanks, Guys.. My friend and I are looking to...

Thanks, Guys.. My friend and I are looking to finish the whole ride in ten weeks. So, there is definitely a time frame. But fairly manageable, I think. Not as much as points of interest, but ride...
Forum: Touring
02-22-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By chiroptile

Highway 20 looks like a good way to go, actually....

Highway 20 looks like a good way to go, actually. Though, Would still like to bypass Michigan and Canada, I think.. Maybe take Highway 20 towards Chicago, then continue onto New York. Through Indi...
Forum: Touring
02-22-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By chiroptile

Routing for Portland - NYC X-America ride (through Idaho, Wyoming, and Nebraska)

Hey, guys.. Have a quickish question for you cross country tourers..

Planning a ride this upcoming May. Going cross country, Portland, OR to NYC. Wanted to get some routing ideas.. From what I...
Forum: Touring
06-09-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By chiroptile

I have been using those on my touring and...

I have been using those on my touring and mountain bikes..

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/CR303A00-Shimano+Lx+Fc-M582+Crankset.aspx?sc=FRGL

The price is right for me.. I am a fan of the...
Forum: Touring
06-08-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

Hey, Adam.. it actually came 75% charged, and I...

Hey, Adam.. it actually came 75% charged, and I haven't been able to fully discharge it yet. I am leaving on our tour tomorrow, so i'll let you know how it goes. Simplygib.. enjoy your upcoming ride!
Forum: Touring
06-07-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,823
Posted By chiroptile

Montreal - NYC last year. Leaving Montreal.....

Montreal - NYC last year. Leaving Montreal.. Bridge over St Lawrence river.. Passing over this island.. There's a park that is used as a concert venue. It was Mayhem Fest 2010.. Brutal guitar...
Forum: Touring
06-05-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

Well.. For those who are interested, I received...

Well.. For those who are interested, I received the iSound battery.. 16000mah.. Weighs 14 ounces on it's own.. Simplygib, I think that's how much your battery weighs as well.. With the wall charger...
Forum: Touring
06-04-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By chiroptile

I got a suspension-corrected rigid cromo fork to...

I got a suspension-corrected rigid cromo fork to replace my front shocks.. This way the seat tube angle remains fairly constant after the swap. The fork is a Voodoo Zombie with cantilever brake...
Forum: Touring
06-04-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By chiroptile

I have had great success mounting an Old Man...

I have had great success mounting an Old Man Mountain Sherpa front rack to my suspension fork.

http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/RackPages/FrontRacks.html

It attaches to the skewer going...
Forum: Touring
05-30-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By chiroptile

Using your smart phone to find campgrounds

I already posted a similar thread in response to a question raised earlier by a different poster. Figured I'd just throw it out there for all to see.. If you are riding with a droid or an iPhone (not...
Forum: Touring
05-30-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By chiroptile

Hey.. I don't know about the Internet, but if you...

Hey.. I don't know about the Internet, but if you have an iPhone or a droid, you can buy this application for two bucks.
http://www.allstays.com/apps/camptent.htm

It's aimed at tent camping.. It...
Forum: Touring
05-29-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

Disposing of the double A batteries was...

Disposing of the double A batteries was definitely a concern.. 4 milliamps on as many batteries is actually surprisingly good. Didn't think the AA option could provide that much charge.

As for...
Forum: Touring
05-28-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

The battery comes with a dc converter that you...

The battery comes with a dc converter that you plug into a wall outlet. I imagine charging it up with a USB would take forever. I'll measure and weigh everything out for you guys when it arrives.....
Forum: Touring
05-28-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

Simplygib.. I was actually looking at that one as...

Simplygib.. I was actually looking at that one as well. Ended up going with this 16000 milliampere hour monster here..

http://www.amazon.com/i-Sound-Portable-iPhone-Blackberry-Silver/dp/B00439G3WS...
Forum: Touring
05-26-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

Also, along the lines of what simplygib had...

Also, along the lines of what simplygib had suggested.
http://www.fommy.com/view-full-page.asp?skuno=83981
Forum: Touring
05-26-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

That's all fine until you hit a river coming down...

That's all fine until you hit a river coming down the shore, and have to learn the hard way that the nearest bike-friendly crossing is about 15 miles inland.. Especially when you are headed for a...
Forum: Touring
05-26-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

Yeah.. Dyno hub sounds pretty sweet.. Definitely...

Yeah.. Dyno hub sounds pretty sweet.. Definitely an investment, though. Maybe going that route is worth it? Ideally, I would prefer to not have to rely on the phone, but was going over some of the...
Forum: Touring
05-25-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,111
Posted By chiroptile

For those of us relying on battery-hungry mobile devices for route guidance

I have seen a couple of posts dealing with this topic.. Mostly people were thinking of solar panels or AA battery sources.. But how about hand crank designs? *

This one comes with a lot of stuff...
Forum: Touring
05-24-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,613
Posted By chiroptile

Hehe.. Dinosaurs..

Hehe.. Dinosaurs..
Forum: Touring
05-12-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,398
Posted By chiroptile

I keep reading people mention that the correct...

I keep reading people mention that the correct position for a Brooks saddle is to tilt the nose up. Never understood how that worked, tried it out on mine, and pretty much had my suspicion confirmed....
Forum: Touring
05-11-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,084
Posted By chiroptile

Yeah.. I was looking at the VO.. If I could find...

Yeah.. I was looking at the VO.. If I could find a shop that deals them, I could bring my post to compare.. But, they look pretty identical in their setbacks.
Forum: Touring
05-11-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,084
Posted By chiroptile

Well.. Just got off the phone with a Profile...

Well.. Just got off the phone with a Profile Design tech.. They said the post in that position would end up with a saddle digging its nose where you wouldn't want it to.. I guess that's that. At...
Forum: Touring
05-11-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,084
Posted By chiroptile

Proper seatpost for Brooks fore/aft adjustment

Hey, all.. Trying to figure out a way to set my Flyer a little further back.. This model is notoriously skimpy with rail real estate.. It already sits atop a Look Ergopost 2, and is pushed as far...
Forum: Touring
05-11-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,586
Posted By chiroptile

How about bar tape on top of foam grips? I was...

How about bar tape on top of foam grips? I was considering stripping my foam entirely and double taping, but then thought just going over the existing cover with some non-gel bar tape would provide...
Forum: Touring
05-07-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By chiroptile

I actually just remembered how a couple of years...

I actually just remembered how a couple of years back I went to visit my friend in Nicaragua. We were walking through a little town, and there was a bicycle parked outside of an autoshop. The guy had...
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