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Forum: Touring
07-10-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By madscot13

I biked San Juan Island a few weeks ago. Although...

I biked San Juan Island a few weeks ago. Although some areas have limited shoulder, I found it to be the most enjoyable biking I have done in a while. Cars slow down and move to the other lane for...
Forum: Touring
06-18-18, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By madscot13

I had planned a trip down to California and flew...

I had planned a trip down to California and flew back from Sacramento rather than take the train as it only took 45minutes to get back. The train looked like an overnight ordeal at best and i had...
Forum: Touring
06-17-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By madscot13

If you decide to rent a car, I believe the hour...

If you decide to rent a car, I believe the hour or so drive to Hood River along the Gorge is always worth it. Im not sure if Old 84 is open for riding, and I don't personally like biking on actual...
Forum: Touring
06-17-18, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By madscot13

Leave it

It looks like a good week coming up. Id leave the fender if its just for rain.

I live in portland. Just wondering, where are you going?
06-27-17, 01:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,568
Posted By madscot13

I was able to bike up from the east side to the...

I was able to bike up from the east side to the top of Logan pass around the second week of June a few yrs back. There were a few feet of snow that they had to get through that closed off traffic to...
Forum: Touring
04-18-17, 12:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By madscot13

also tubus rack for sale at 25% off. sale price...

also tubus rack for sale at 25% off. sale price $104. regular price $140

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/tubus-cargo-evo-rack-26-700c
Forum: Touring
04-18-17, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By madscot13

Touring deals

The road forum has a sticky for this. I think maybe we could have a touring specific one.

Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Pannier Set. Sale price 127. Reg price 180. Join the club for free to get 10%...
01-31-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By madscot13

Avid disc brake bleed on SRAM?

Is there a reason why I cannot use a Avid disc brake bleed on SRAM disc brakes?
Forum: Touring
01-12-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By madscot13

Thanks.

I appreciate the help.I'm ok w some bad weather. I just don't want the rain to be so unrelenting I feel unsafe and can't get the miles I need. Looking at avg rain is somewhat helpful it does not...
Forum: Touring
01-11-17, 01:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,286
Posted By madscot13

Oh golly, I think that is a bit heavy although at...

Oh golly, I think that is a bit heavy although at a great price point. Perhaps look into the REI tents. They REi quarterdome is a little bit more than the lynx but substantially lighter. I have owned...
Forum: Touring
01-10-17, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By madscot13

Is the last week in May too early to do the Pacific Coast Highway?

I understand that we have an active thread about the Pacific Coast Highway route, but I have very few openings in my schedule so I would like to bike down from Oregon to Santa Rosa/ San Francisco in...
Forum: Touring
01-07-17, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,956
Posted By madscot13

I think you should drive down to Corvallis. It is...

I think you should drive down to Corvallis. It is worth the hr long drive to see if the bike fits and make sure that it is in the shape that it is reported to be in .
06-22-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,086
Posted By madscot13

thanks this was a lot of the information to look...

thanks this was a lot of the information to look for. Also thanks for not hating on the idea. I understand it will be a big hassle and a money drain. But at least I am not looking to change the...
06-21-12, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,086
Posted By madscot13

I guess I should have searched frankenbike and...

I guess I should have searched frankenbike and not conversion first. I've ridden the smallest sizes on the surly lht and I just didn't like it. I can't put my finger on it. It did feel sluggish but...
06-21-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,086
Posted By madscot13

mountain bike to road bike conversion

I'm thinking of converting a mountain bike to a road bike. I know a little bit about bike mechanics after switching the drive train and converting the downtube shifters to brake/ shifters on my old...
Forum: Touring
10-21-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,984
Posted By madscot13

I had the same problem with a juice cs4. I plan...

I had the same problem with a juice cs4. I plan on returning it to them for the warranty. I hope that works
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,897
Posted By madscot13

I guess just personal experience, I have never...

I guess just personal experience, I have never flatted on a 25. And maybe it is psychological, it just feels like I have more grip on corners

I've never thought of 21 vs 25 as a weight thing before
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,897
Posted By madscot13

You are right. In terms of speed it doesn't quite...

You are right. In terms of speed it doesn't quite workout but I haven't seen more than 2 tires that are 25 and above that do not qualify as beach cruiser tires. With general riding I stick to 25. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,897
Posted By madscot13

Lightweight 26" wheelsets?

I am in the planning stages of building a bike using 26" wheels (I'm a little lady). However, I can't seem to find light wheels around 1500g under $500. (my other dream build uses Williams 19 wheels...
Replies: 49
Views: 7,124
Posted By madscot13

Topeak road Morph is an awesome pump. I don't...

Topeak road Morph is an awesome pump. I don't have a normal floor pump because I only use this one. You can also screw the bracket using the downtube water braze ons. that is what I did. I think that...
Replies: 1,034
Views: 661,190
Posted By madscot13

I really dig that Gunnar but at my size I would...

I really dig that Gunnar but at my size I would need 26" wheels, and I just can't seem to find a pair of club ride worthy 26" wheels.
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By madscot13

I picked mine up for a cool $200. Best purchase...

I picked mine up for a cool $200. Best purchase ever. I did replace the entire drive train a few years later but 1) I wanted to and 2) by that time I knew what worked and what didn't work
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By madscot13

hmm is that an aye or nay to using it for touring?

hmm is that an aye or nay to using it for touring?
Forum: Touring
05-09-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,899
Posted By madscot13

I agree a bit pricey but the gunnar bikes do look...

I agree a bit pricey but the gunnar bikes do look quite nice. I wonder when they will get pics up
Forum: Touring
05-02-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

that bag does look nice and pretty roomy. if you...

that bag does look nice and pretty roomy. if you had some pics on your bike I would love to see them (I'm sure others would as well).

ps Niagara cycles has it on sale
Forum: Touring
05-02-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

it looks like the same rack that nashbar is...

it looks like the same rack that nashbar is offering. My idea of having a mount is not to carry the weight -or at least fully, but to stabilize the load. I don't think I will get into brazing or...
Forum: Touring
05-02-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

thank you for that background rodar. We will have...

thank you for that background rodar. We will have to see what I put together. People have really demonstrated some beautiful DIY racks here.

I like the Kickfix system a lot but I don't know how I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By madscot13

where?

where?
Forum: Touring
05-01-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

actually I should go back; how did you guys learn...

actually I should go back; how did you guys learn to weld? is there a good book I should be reading or something?
Forum: Touring
05-01-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

yep my mom is definitely into glasswork. i would...

yep my mom is definitely into glasswork. i would actually be surprised if it got hot enough to melt metal, but I don't know a thing about welding. so are you saying that her torch might actually get...
Forum: Touring
05-01-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

thanks for all of the interesting ideas. I wish I...

thanks for all of the interesting ideas. I wish I could figure out how to do brazing and the like. I think I could come up with lots of utilitarian accessories for my bike. Well my mom has a propane...
Forum: Touring
05-01-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By madscot13

that sounds pretty nice

that sounds pretty nice
Forum: Touring
05-01-09, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

I'm not quite sure where I should be looking

I'm not quite sure where I should be looking
Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-09, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By madscot13

that is pretty neat. I almost wish I didn't love...

that is pretty neat. I almost wish I didn't love my trek 520 more or I would cut it up. Well this may turn out to be a summer project on some poor unsuspecting beater bike that I find laying around....
Forum: Touring
04-30-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

rodar, your rack looks far and away nice than...

rodar, your rack looks far and away nice than anything I was thinking of making. Mine might involve some drilling into metal but that is about it.

I looked at the VO racks and the price makes me...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,566
Posted By madscot13

Handlebar bag rack

I am modding a small shoulder bag to work as a handlebag bag with the idea that it would be great once I got where I was going. I will be placing grommets on the sides of it so I can just strap it...
Forum: Touring
04-29-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,255
Posted By madscot13

In addition, if the small frame size is making it...

In addition, if the small frame size is making it difficult to pull the bottles out, you could try sidewinder bottle cages.
Replies: 16
Views: 5,070
Posted By madscot13

me four! I have short legs though so I have...

me four! I have short legs though so I have negative stand over room. but I guess the plus side is that the 540 mm top tube is okay with me. I have an 80mm stem and salsa poco bars. I think I might...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-09, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By madscot13

I wonder how much mechanical aptitude would be...

I wonder how much mechanical aptitude would be required to do this myself?
Forum: Touring
04-17-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,156
Posted By madscot13

I've done only a short bit with 32's. my hands...

I've done only a short bit with 32's. my hands were feeling the shocks. I'm not sure if gloves would have prevented this, but next time I am using larger tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-09, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By madscot13

I'm pretty sure GP doesn't do rentals. but they...

I'm pretty sure GP doesn't do rentals. but they are a sweet LBS.

I've never rented a bike or tied to but:

http://www.calhounrental.com/
http://freewheelbike.com/page.cfm?pageID=309
momentum...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,957
Posted By madscot13

ha ha I wish. wait no I don't. It just got me...

ha ha I wish. wait no I don't. It just got me laughing about how he was pulled into a BD.
and FYI that class didn't actually cover how to change a tube but how to disassemble a drive train. too bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,957
Posted By madscot13

so this guy picked up this great bike on ebay...

I took an REI bike maintenance class this saturday. This guy was raving about this awesome bike that he picked up on ebay. It was a Mercier...
Replies: 1,034
Views: 661,190
Posted By madscot13

Ishy Bunny that is a sweet bike. I am a TC native...

Ishy Bunny that is a sweet bike. I am a TC native and I would like to build my own frame, but I don't know where to start. where did you learn?
Forum: Touring
04-10-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By madscot13

love the nomad and a steel bike that is meant to...

love the nomad and a steel bike that is meant to take 26" wheels, being the little shorty that I am. I do wish I could get a Nomad with S and S couplers that had a shorter top tube. I wonder if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,108
Posted By madscot13

you know, these William's wheel threads are the...

you know, these William's wheel threads are the only ones I find useful in any way.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,475
Posted By madscot13

how about the argument that a lot of asian...

how about the argument that a lot of asian companies abuse their labor force and it should be considered a human right's violation, and in the early 1900s they declared it was but only in America.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,617
Posted By madscot13

I'm the opposite. 5'2" short legs and long torso....

I'm the opposite. 5'2" short legs and long torso. I mean not really long torso. how long of a torso can you get with 5'2"? about 21 inches worth.
Replies: 1,034
Views: 661,190
Posted By madscot13

I have the same bike and it is pretty great. I...

I have the same bike and it is pretty great. I always want to upgrade but in terms of frame I don't know what an upgrade would be (well i my dream world I do but not in reality). someday I will find...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-01-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By madscot13

anything other than S and S couplers?

Does anyone know about alternatives to S and S couplers? I've seen the Ritchey Break Away frames. They don't really blow my mind away and since they haven't licensed it for general use, I am not...
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