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Forum: Touring
12-01-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,917
Posted By LetDiceFly

The Shimano A530 is their newest design of campus...

The Shimano A530 is their newest design of campus type pedals. I have had mine for a few months and I am very happy with them. The shape makes clipless entry very efficient.

Avoid the...
Forum: Touring
12-01-08, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By LetDiceFly

I think rain will be nice as long as I don't run...

I think rain will be nice as long as I don't run into a hurricane. I am so tired of the endlessly dry weather we have here in Southern California. I have all this waterproof gear and I don't think...
Forum: Touring
11-30-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By LetDiceFly

Planning tour Southeast US, looking for good routes, must sees?

Next spring I am planning a tour through the Southeastern US. This is the one area of the country I am unfamiliar with. My initial thinking is to ride from Kansas City to Florida, but I am just...
Forum: Touring
10-15-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,588
Posted By LetDiceFly

If you can build up your own bike, you should be...

If you can build up your own bike, you should be able to shop around for parts and put together a bike for very close to the complete bike price (I would guess $1100). I went with all top end stuff...
10-13-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By LetDiceFly

Thanks, this is useful information. Yes, the P7...

Thanks, this is useful information. Yes, the P7 is apparently a stronger light, but versatility is more important for my use. When touring, I carry a few electronic devices and it is convenient if...
10-12-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By LetDiceFly

Is there a way to control the angle of the...

Is there a way to control the angle of the flashlight? I need to able to aim the beam down from the fork.
10-12-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By LetDiceFly

Best AA Powered light?

I am in the market for a light. I am wanting to limit myself to common AA battery lights because I do quite a bit of touring and want the flexibility to use cheap throwaway batteries when it is not...
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By LetDiceFly

I have had trouble getting a 56cm frame, in fact...

I have had trouble getting a 56cm frame, in fact I had contacted tons of stores. I ended with two dealers completing the order and shipping to me on the same day. I will be reselling one of them,...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By LetDiceFly

Ah, the suggestions I gave are slick tires, there...

Ah, the suggestions I gave are slick tires, there are similar tires from these companies that are kevlar belted that have knobbies.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By LetDiceFly

Save yourself a lot of trouble, cough up the...

Save yourself a lot of trouble, cough up the money for some good tires such as Marathon-plus or Continental Contact's. I go thousands of miles without flats and I ride over anything in the road...
Forum: Touring
10-07-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By LetDiceFly

The Cosmo weighs twice as much compared to the...

The Cosmo weighs twice as much compared to the Logo if that means anything to you.
Forum: Touring
10-07-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,301
Posted By LetDiceFly

I have an entirely different attitude on touring...

I have an entirely different attitude on touring than most tourers. I am out there to enjoy the experience and see and partake in anything that looks interesting. I've found interesting places...
Forum: Touring
10-06-08, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By LetDiceFly

If you are willing to search and shop around,...

If you are willing to search and shop around, most of the Deore XT components can be bought for less on eBay than Deore LX components in a bike shop.
Forum: Touring
10-06-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,523
Posted By LetDiceFly

I am currently building up a LHT from scratch...

I am currently building up a LHT from scratch with considerably higher components and for less than a similar bike could be bought stock. But if you don't plan to build the bike yourself, and spend...
Forum: Touring
10-05-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By LetDiceFly

I am building this bike currently Surly Long...

I am building this bike currently
Surly Long Haul Trucker $420
Shimano XT Derailleurs, crankset & BB, dual shifters, brakes, chain, cassette $550
Easton EA70 Seatpost $55
Easton EA70 Stem $18...
10-05-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,716
Posted By LetDiceFly

Pepper spray is a good back-up option for a...

Pepper spray is a good back-up option for a number of situations. I think I am more likely to have to use it against a person than a dog. Generally dogs are much better mannered.
10-05-08, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By LetDiceFly

Meant to say I ordered the wired version. I...

Meant to say I ordered the wired version. I don't see any great advantage to the wireless.
10-05-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By LetDiceFly

The Cateye Strata wired or wireless both mount on...

The Cateye Strata wired or wireless both mount on stem and are a very nice streamlined design that is easy to use. I had the wireless and had it stolen, I just ordered a wireless. Personally I...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,096
Posted By LetDiceFly

I also use a car wash occasionally, the only...

I also use a car wash occasionally, the only thing you have to worry about it spraying high pressure into your bearings. Once every few months I will by a can of engine degreaser to clean the...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By LetDiceFly

You can usually get your money back out of a...

You can usually get your money back out of a quality bike if you don't get to attached to it. I impulsively bought a fancy carbon road racing bike which was really stupid because such bikes have no...
10-05-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,761
Posted By LetDiceFly

Yes, I think if things get that bad there will be...

Yes, I think if things get that bad there will be other things to worry about. If you do have a hoard of valuables, you better have a gun and a bunch of friends, else someone will be taking them...
10-05-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By LetDiceFly

I am disappointed in the fact that the main focus...

I am disappointed in the fact that the main focus of the government is to find ways to lower the cost of gasoline. I think the best solution to the whole problem would be for gas prices to rise to...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 15,138
Posted By LetDiceFly

When you consider rising gas prices as a good...

When you consider rising gas prices as a good thing. Hoping it cause less people to drive.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By LetDiceFly

This look like one of the best solutions. Once I...

This look like one of the best solutions. Once I get the rest of my new bike, and assemble it, I will see if there is room for this.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By LetDiceFly

I thought about the space grip, mounted straight...

I thought about the space grip, mounted straight down from the stem, but I'm having trouble trying to figure out if it is long enough. They publish the width, but not the length.

I looked at the...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By LetDiceFly

My needs are many, as far as commuting I only...

My needs are many, as far as commuting I only need to be seen, living in Southern California there seems to be plenty of light sources (but really, you can never have too much light. But I also...
10-04-08, 02:30 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 51,652
Posted By LetDiceFly

Does anyone know if any of these mounts allow for...

Does anyone know if any of these mounts allow for mounting on a bar that is neither perpendicular nor parallel to the forward direction? I want to mount them to the outside corners of a "trekking"...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 01:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By LetDiceFly

Helmet Mounted Headlight?

Anybody with any experience with these systems? Due to other things mounted to my bike, panniers, handlebar bags, etc. it isn't real practical for a bike mounted headlight system so I'm considering...
Forum: Touring
10-02-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By LetDiceFly

I have easily traveled on $33/day or $1000/mo. I...

I have easily traveled on $33/day or $1000/mo. I would not like to try to do it cheaper because I do enjoy visiting local attractions and restaurants when the opportunity presents. And I usually...
Forum: Touring
10-02-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,749
Posted By LetDiceFly

My only problem with Cannondale touring bikes is...

My only problem with Cannondale touring bikes is the fact that most of them are not for sale in the United States. Sorta ironic for a US Company.
Forum: Touring
10-02-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By LetDiceFly

I have had good experience with Conti Contact...

I have had good experience with Conti Contact Tires too, it's what I have on my bike now, no flats in 1000 miles, reflective sidewall, medium weight, reasonably priced. Due to an overwhelming amount...
Forum: Touring
10-02-08, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By LetDiceFly

On a note about changing the gearing in the...

On a note about changing the gearing in the front. On my Trek the crankset was rivited together so it needed to be completely swapped. You will probably find that you need to change the front...
Forum: Touring
10-02-08, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By LetDiceFly

Hi, I have used a Trek 7300 for touring and...

Hi, I have used a Trek 7300 for touring and commuting (as seen in photo) for about 4-5 years. It does very well. It is being retired and I am building a overly expensive bike, but this one did just...
Forum: Touring
10-01-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By LetDiceFly

How about Deore XT STI Dual Control Levers? I'm...

How about Deore XT STI Dual Control Levers? I'm installing those on my new bike (with trekking bars). Does anybody use these or seen them fail under touring conditions. I spec'd my bike with a...
Forum: Touring
10-01-08, 12:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By LetDiceFly

Perhaps I was lucky with my campus pedals then, I...

Perhaps I was lucky with my campus pedals then, I had a good fit with them for about 5000 mi. That is about how long my last pair of shimano pedals lasted. They do flip with the heavy side (the...
Forum: Touring
09-29-08, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By LetDiceFly

You were talking about device giving elevation...

You were talking about device giving elevation gain. According to the specs the DeLorme PN-20 allows you to toggle between 3 views, street map, topography, and satellite image. I think the...
Forum: Touring
09-29-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,652
Posted By LetDiceFly

I don't often dumpster dive, but there are some...

I don't often dumpster dive, but there are some places I occasionally look, and I've found things good enough to sell on eBay. There is a LBS that throws some good bike stuff away too, but usually...
Forum: Touring
09-29-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By LetDiceFly

My research has found a strong competitor for the...

My research has found a strong competitor for the Garmins, the DeLorme PN-20. It compares favorably spec wise and comes with a good package of maps including topographical and other accessories like...
Forum: Touring
09-29-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By LetDiceFly

After much research I have ordered the Marathon...

After much research I have ordered the Marathon Supremes. Because of new technology they provide puncture resistance in a very light, low rolling resistance tire. They are expensive and very hard...
Forum: Touring
09-29-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By LetDiceFly

GPS Global Positioning System : Small handlebar...

GPS Global Positioning System : Small handlebar mounted units are available that can show where you are on a street map, topographical map, or satellite image and give directions. You can program...
Forum: Touring
09-28-08, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By LetDiceFly

Does anyone use GPS?

I'm GPS curious. Mostly for navigation, but also for recording trip info. Seems they do many other things as well, but I'm wondering how good they are at any of it. Seems like they could be...
Forum: Touring
09-28-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By LetDiceFly

Hi, I just responded to zeppinger's message...

Hi, I just responded to zeppinger's message directly, but to anyone else this item can be found at:

http://www.thetouringstore.com/ORTLIEB/Ort%20Accessories/ORT%20ACCESSORIES%20PAGE.htm
Forum: Touring
09-28-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By LetDiceFly

If you are interested in M-324's you ought to...

If you are interested in M-324's you ought to consider Performance Bike's campus pedals which are essential identical. I've used them for years and they have been dependable. The cost less than...
Forum: Touring
09-28-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By LetDiceFly

http://www.thetouringstore.com/ORTLIEB/Ort%20Acces...

http://www.thetouringstore.com/ORTLIEB/Ort%20Accessories/Handlebar%20Bracket%20Extender%203_small.jpg
Ortieb has this extender for their handlebar bags. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,784
Posted By LetDiceFly

If I put on a 30lb backpack and ride across town...

If I put on a 30lb backpack and ride across town am acutely aware of it. I can load the same in a pannier and I will forget it's there.

I have had people comment on how cool my panniers are. ...
Forum: Touring
09-27-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,118
Posted By LetDiceFly

Sometimes you get much more than what you asked...

Sometimes you get much more than what you asked for. I stopped at a church in Kansas once just to ask where the library was so I could access the internet and ended up getting getting fed some...
Forum: Touring
09-27-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,359
Posted By LetDiceFly

Thanks for your replies, I ordered the Planet...

Thanks for your replies, I ordered the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. They appear to be the most effective design. I can hardly wait until I get all my components in the mail, so I can build up this...
Forum: Touring
09-26-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By LetDiceFly

I met a guy touring with his german shepard in a...

I met a guy touring with his german shepard in a burley trailier, he made it walk going up hill though, lol. Somehow I don't think the cats would appreciate the trip quite so well.
Forum: Touring
09-26-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By LetDiceFly

I toured for 2 summers with Performance Bikes...

I toured for 2 summers with Performance Bikes Epic Pro Panniers Front/Back. They are good tough panniers and a reasonable price. Anything I've seen cheaper appears to be significantly inferior.
...
Forum: Touring
09-26-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,359
Posted By LetDiceFly

Hi, the bike I liked was the Co-Motion Americano,...

Hi, the bike I liked was the Co-Motion Americano, The Co-Motion Nor'Wester Tour would be good too, but both are $3000+ before adding shipping and accessories.
...
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