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Posted By LlamaBikes

I've been keeping an eye on the user reports for...

I've been keeping an eye on the user reports for those hubs ever since they were released. Still haven't heard much. Seems like a decent price point I suppose. Cheers
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Hilsen will be heavier, why not the Roadeo or...

Hilsen will be heavier, why not the Roadeo or Roadini?

The Pescadero does look like a neat frame.
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Just throwing out some more options on the wider...

Just throwing out some more options on the wider tire side:


Ocean Air Cycles Rambler - 42mm Max Tire
Boulder Bicycles All-Road or Brevet 42 or 32 mm max depending on model
Ebisu All-Purpose...
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Posted By LlamaBikes

I don't doubt you got good life out of your Phil...

I don't doubt you got good life out of your Phil freewheel hub, for their cassette hub though, folks don't seem to have been having as good luck with Phil, including myself.

Your other point...
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Thanks for the thoughts, I may go for the 350 if...

Thanks for the thoughts, I may go for the 350 if the colors of the T11 don't entice me over... 50,000km is pretty good for one set of bearings! I also like the idea that replacing the star ratchet...
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Posted By LlamaBikes

I haven't heard great things about their...

I haven't heard great things about their reliability and they cost $450+. I'm a little sceptical I need to throw half a grand on a boutique rear hub to get reliability... They sure do look nice...
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Most Reliable High Milage Rear Hub?

Hello!

I'm planning a long distance bike build for randonneuring and credit card touring. My touring bike has a Phil Wood Cassette hub that I am not really impressed with and I don't want to spend...
05-28-17, 03:13 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Hey guys, just finishing up this tour, going to...

Hey guys, just finishing up this tour, going to be working on this issue more now that I have more access to doctors, yoga etc. Thank you all very much for the suggestions, will get an unloaded video...
03-12-17, 09:11 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Hmm, I do get a sore neck after a long day on the...

Hmm, I do get a sore neck after a long day on the saddle, but I always thought that's just from keeping my head up all day, nothing specifically on one side or the other. I'll email both my physios...
03-12-17, 09:03 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

When I try to correct it, I feel like I'm leaning...

When I try to correct it, I feel like I'm leaning way over to my left, really difficult to maintain a more centered position for some reason I can't figure out. Cheers
03-12-17, 08:50 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

I feel fine, but I don't look fine (on the saddle)

Hi All! I've been on tour for 6 months now and am running into a strange fit issue. Some background: I was fitted a year ago by a physiotherapist who specializes in bike fitting and had been...
Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 05:58 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

It's a 9 speed 11-34. I think my ideal setup...

It's a 9 speed 11-34.

I think my ideal setup for touring would be a 42/34/22 as my 44t hardly gets used, but of course 110 bcd can't do 42t... If I was to do it again i'd probably go to a mtb...
Forum: Touring
11-23-16, 10:43 AM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

It's an IRD Defiant Touring Triple with ...

It's an IRD Defiant Touring Triple with


TA 110 PCD Zephyr Outer Road Chainring Silver 44T
IRD Triplizer chainring 110mm to 74mm 34t silver
Mountain Tamer Triple + 21T Cog
Forum: Touring
11-18-16, 05:54 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

It was a squirrel, I quickly learned my lesson to...

It was a squirrel, I quickly learned my lesson to hang my panniers if there are no boxes available.

I don't notice the spring when I am riding, it helps keep the front from flip flopping when the...
Forum: Touring
10-26-16, 08:26 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Wrong side photo from the Redwoods. Hanging in...

Wrong side photo from the Redwoods. Hanging in San Fran for a bit now before continuing on south.

http://i.imgur.com/XZ6COed.jpg
Forum: Touring
07-18-16, 12:26 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Only thing I forgot that I missed was a chain...

Only thing I forgot that I missed was a chain tool and quick links. My chain snapped and I had no way of fixing it. Thankfully another cyclist came by and I borrowed his chain tool. Picked up a new...
Forum: Touring
06-27-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,431
Posted By LlamaBikes

I'm a fan of the Ryde Andra 30 rims for bikes...

I'm a fan of the Ryde Andra 30 rims for bikes that will be abused. Also Velocity NoBS are a solid option too. I've overloaded a LHT like crazy and did not have any issues, the wheels ended up getting...
06-19-16, 01:53 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

More Stem Spacers or More Stem Angle?

If need to raise your handlebar up and you have the choice, which do you prefer; more spacers (or exposed stem if you use threaded fork) or a higher angle on your stem?
Forum: Touring
05-15-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,533
Posted By LlamaBikes

44-34-21 x 11-34 9sp, though I think If I were to...

44-34-21 x 11-34 9sp, though I think If I were to do it again I'd do 42-32-22 x 12-36 9sp
Forum: Touring
05-13-16, 09:57 AM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

I use Time ATAC Cleats with MKS pedals, they have...

I use Time ATAC Cleats with MKS pedals, they have more float, but that won't fix your flexy shoe issue. Either get a pedal with a bigger flat area or a shoe with a stiffer sole.
Forum: Touring
05-11-16, 02:53 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Would putting some sealant in your tubes be just...

Would putting some sealant in your tubes be just as good as a tubeless set up for puncture protection for thorns?
Forum: Touring
04-19-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By LlamaBikes

You might want to have a look at Jeff K's last...

You might want to have a look at Jeff K's last trip data. Lots of good stuff there:

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=tS&page_id=81957&v=2Ou
Forum: Touring
04-12-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By LlamaBikes

Alpina-D Front Derailleur has worked fine for me.

Alpina-D Front Derailleur has worked fine for me.
Forum: Touring
04-04-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By LlamaBikes

If you have the budget you may want to look into...

If you have the budget you may want to look into Terry touring bikes, as they are touring bikes specifically designed for women.
Forum: Touring
03-08-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By LlamaBikes

About $475 Son 28 New Edelux ii Toplight...

About $475

Son 28 New
Edelux ii
Toplight Line Plus
Stainless Canti Bracket
Wiring bits and pieces

+$180 for Sinewave Cycles Reactor
Forum: Touring
02-26-16, 10:31 AM
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Views: 3,674
Posted By LlamaBikes

Tubus duo packs pretty compact, as long as your...

Tubus duo packs pretty compact, as long as your fork is compatible with it.
02-22-16, 05:02 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

11sp makes a weaker wheel? What about 9sp on an 11s f-hub body?

So say I have a 135mm 9 Speed rear cassette hub, and want to replace my freehub body, but my only option is an 11sp freehub body retrofit to my existing hub, will this make my wheel weaker somehow? I...
Forum: Touring
02-18-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,395
Posted By LlamaBikes

I've heard the availability of 29" gear is...

I've heard the availability of 29" gear is getting better in some areas. Some things to think about though:

If you get more than 36 spokes 26" or 29" it will be very unlikely that you will be able...
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,476
Posted By LlamaBikes

I'm really starting to think about the benefits...

I'm really starting to think about the benefits of not having to store our sleeping pads on the top of the rear rack which will leave room for other things... Thanks for the thoughts all, will...
Forum: Touring
02-12-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,997
Posted By LlamaBikes

I know it's not what you're asking for but when...

I know it's not what you're asking for but when you mentioned Adventure bikes I remembered that Rawland just announced a new 26" adventure bike. Not so much traditional touring oriented though, so it...
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,476
Posted By LlamaBikes

The country, I wasn't aware there was a city....

The country, I wasn't aware there was a city. HAH.

Thanks all for the thoughts, I'm still no closer to coming to a consensus though...

I've used both an old thermarest foam style pad that I...
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,476
Posted By LlamaBikes

Any suggestions for something similarly light and...

Any suggestions for something similarly light and comfortable but that's a bit quieter? I've heard some other people complain about it too, but other seem fine with it, so I guess it depends on your...
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,476
Posted By LlamaBikes

What R-Value do I need?

Not a super important question, but I'm just killing time before my next big tour... Vancouver to Panama and back starting in September. Pondering a new pad...

Looking at pads anywhere from...
Forum: Touring
02-11-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,960
Posted By LlamaBikes

I would definitely plan more camping at...

I would definitely plan more camping at provincial / national / other official parks in BC if there were hiker biker spots. As it is the price is too much for an average solo bike tourer to stay at...
Forum: Touring
02-03-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,783
Posted By LlamaBikes

I run 50-559 wheels with 44/34/21 x 9/11-34...

I run 50-559 wheels with 44/34/21 x 9/11-34 gearing which gives me about 16.1 gear inches. I find that plenty low enough for any hill fully loaded. Before that I had 18.5 gear inches and wanted...
Forum: Touring
01-28-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,557
Posted By LlamaBikes

Later this year I plan on heading down the...

Later this year I plan on heading down the Pacific Coast, down Baja, Into Mexico and Central America with my partner. From there we will decide if we want to continue south, or turn back around and...
01-27-16, 08:49 PM
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Posted By LlamaBikes

Haven't read the whole thread here but one reason...

Haven't read the whole thread here but one reason why I've considered getting an e-bike is if I had a really long commute, say maybe 18+ kms, to keep my commute under an hour...
Forum: Touring
01-26-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By LlamaBikes

My partner has the showers pass crosspoint gloves...

My partner has the showers pass crosspoint gloves (http://www.mec.ca/product/5033-875/showers-pass-crosspoint-gloves-womens/). She hardly ever finds a use for them, they are not fully waterproof like...
Forum: Touring
01-26-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,284
Posted By LlamaBikes

For heavy loads on rim brake rims, I'd recommend...

For heavy loads on rim brake rims, I'd recommend Velocty NoBS/Atlas or Rigida/Ryde Andra 30 with 36 thick strong spokes such as Sapim Strong or DT Alpine spokes on either.
01-18-16, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By LlamaBikes

I find the gold 9 speed SRAM links are tough to...

I find the gold 9 speed SRAM links are tough to remove by hand, but very much doable. I don't own the tool and remove / replace my chain a few times a year by hand and manage every time. Squeezing...
01-18-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By LlamaBikes

Presta Valve Core Questions

Hi, some newbie valve core questions here:

I recently have started using tubes with removable presta valve cores. I have never broken a valve core before, but my partner has accidentally broken...
Forum: Touring
01-17-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By LlamaBikes

I have and really like my Arkel big handlebar...

I have and really like my Arkel big handlebar bag. I use it every day touring, commuting, shopping, out and about in the PNW. The front pouch isn't waterproof yes, that's why I don't put water...
Forum: Touring
12-01-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,116
Posted By LlamaBikes

I primarily use solid front and rear (dynamo...

I primarily use solid front and rear (dynamo lights with a proper cutoff), although will sometimes use a not so bright blinky front and rear on a slow flash in addition to my solid lights when...
Forum: Touring
11-25-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By LlamaBikes

I am running DA 7700 DT shifters (on bar ends)...

I am running DA 7700 DT shifters (on bar ends) and XT M772 9SP SGS RD with the XT 11/34. It works okay, the shifting works decent, but not always bang on, it seems to need tweaking every so often. My...
10-15-15, 09:20 AM
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Views: 739
Posted By LlamaBikes

Weird, okay, does that mean I should change my...

Weird, okay, does that mean I should change my cassette too? I've only changed my chain once before this and I've been keeping an eye on it with the chain tool from the beginning, never letting it...
10-14-15, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By LlamaBikes

Clunking in middle ring with new chain, could it be done so soon?

Hi, I just changed my 9sp chain after it reached the 0.75 wear mark on my chain checker. I also cleaned my cassette, chainrings and derailleur at the same time. When in the stand it shifts and looks...
Forum: Touring
10-12-15, 12:18 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,457
Posted By LlamaBikes

Rim or disk brake? Rim brake I like CSS for wear...

Rim or disk brake? Rim brake I like CSS for wear resistance/durability and extra stopping power. Look up reviews of rigida/ryde andra 30 css.
Forum: Touring
10-11-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By LlamaBikes

I'm a Ryde CSS rims + Koolstop CSS pads guy, but...

I'm a Ryde CSS rims + Koolstop CSS pads guy, but I wonder if anyone has thoughts on the VO pads for regular rims? They claim they are guaranteed squeal free. Better or worse than the usual Koolstop...
10-10-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,916
Posted By LlamaBikes

Although not made anymore you may find find some...

Although not made anymore you may find find some old stock of Paul Jono hubs. They were selling around $100 before they stopped making them. Adjustable dropout spacing allows you to use it in many...
Forum: Touring
10-02-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,995
Posted By LlamaBikes

Just wondering how long those who do ultralight...

Just wondering how long those who do ultralight stay on the road before returning home? More than a few months? Many of those who do RTW attempts have a relatively fully loaded setup, so at what...
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