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Forum: Touring
03-14-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,522
Posted By juggleaddict

6.5 lbs seems like a tank of a tent to me. I like...

6.5 lbs seems like a tank of a tent to me. I like my tarptent : ) I keep the insert in it, so it's a double walled tent for all practical purposes. Fast pitch. 2.5 lbs. luxurious for 1. I liked the...
Forum: Touring
02-10-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,003
Posted By juggleaddict

I have the surly and use it pretty heavily. If...

I have the surly and use it pretty heavily. If you have the cash, tubus is never a bad choice. If you want to possibly off-road tour, go with an old man mtn rack. I found the surly to be plenty...
Forum: Touring
02-03-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,372
Posted By juggleaddict

Depends on where I'm touring if I carry a...

Depends on where I'm touring if I carry a computer or not, but it's certainly nice to have. I sent my first gen nexus 7 back a month into touring once and regretted it the next day. You never know...
Forum: Touring
01-21-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,019
Posted By juggleaddict

I just used a pocket rocket and a large canister...

I just used a pocket rocket and a large canister (16 oz/500 gram) for the transam. Only went through half of the thing, and used it maybe every other day for warmer areas, twice a day for colder....
Forum: Touring
01-20-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,879
Posted By juggleaddict

I do the same. I found the GR9s a little narrow,...

I do the same. I found the GR9s a little narrow, but not so much as I'd go get another pedal.

I like cages. I'm not in that big of a hurry when I'm touring.

Ride what you like. You'll be more...
Forum: Touring
01-16-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By juggleaddict

Yikes. I haven't heard of such a catastrophic...

Yikes. I haven't heard of such a catastrophic failure with them. In that case I would steer clear of them. Banjo brothers maybe? I haven't tried them, but if I get my LHT in offroad shape (it's not...
Forum: Touring
01-16-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,828
Posted By juggleaddict

I use the double rainbow. Can't go wrong with a...

I use the double rainbow. Can't go wrong with a tarptent : ) light, very strong in the wind. I don't have it set up to be freestanding, but if you carry an extra set of stakes you'd be set for...
Forum: Touring
01-12-14, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By juggleaddict

You have a few good spots close by. I would take...

You have a few good spots close by. I would take a trip to the Katy trail.

In general it is best not to have weight on your back, and you'll be more comfortable for all day riding without it....
Forum: Touring
01-12-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By juggleaddict

Supported tours kinda take the fun out of it for...

Supported tours kinda take the fun out of it for me, but I did the transam this past summer with a group of 5.

We all were comfortable with soloing if it came down to it, though some hadn't toured...
Forum: Touring
01-11-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By juggleaddict

I just use my fingernail clipper pick to clean...

I just use my fingernail clipper pick to clean out any bits every few days. Depends on where I'm riding, but usually a shop isn't so far away that I couldn't do without new pads right away. You can...
Forum: Touring
01-11-14, 01:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,673
Posted By juggleaddict

Nyrobi 359047 He travelled the TransAM with...

Nyrobi
359047
He travelled the TransAM with me : ) Hilarity insued. There's a video somewhere of him as simba on pride rock on the blue ridge parkway...
Forum: Touring
01-10-14, 03:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,673
Posted By juggleaddict

Not sure if anybody has mentioned this yet, but...

Not sure if anybody has mentioned this yet, but I've had good experiences with trying a hot bottle.

You can just heat up your water with your stove. Water holds so much energy that if you fill a...
Forum: Triathlon
12-09-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,584
Posted By juggleaddict

That sounds like a pretty amazing deal. I've had...

That sounds like a pretty amazing deal. I've had my eye on a new p2 now that the year is coming to a close, and I'll probably pay twice that.

I have heard that cervelo runs low and long. I've...
Forum: Touring
10-23-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,023
Posted By juggleaddict

if you think the 820 top tube is too long, I...

if you think the 820 top tube is too long, I wouldn't be weary of an LHT. I have a 52 inch, and have had a 56 inch road bike. The 52 stretches me out more than I would like. I have a short stem on...
Forum: Touring
10-23-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,023
Posted By juggleaddict

hard to say. The handling of the 820 is snappier...

hard to say. The handling of the 820 is snappier for sure. It is an older mountain bike, but it's still a mountain bike : P I like my 26" LHT, and have had an 820, but I wouldn't say they feel...
Forum: Touring
10-19-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By juggleaddict

My GFs Aurora can handle fully loaded touring,...

My GFs Aurora can handle fully loaded touring, but it's much lighter and feels better unloaded than my LHT. I would say it's on the sportier side of touring. Certainly has lighter weight tubing.
Forum: Touring
10-19-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By juggleaddict

I run avid single digit 7s on my LHT and love the...

I run avid single digit 7s on my LHT and love the stopping power, but I have had tektro and the cane creek v levers, and both of them have the same problem. They simply aren't comfortable. They're...
Forum: Touring
10-16-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,954
Posted By juggleaddict

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j169/chewingum89...

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j169/chewingum89/DSCN0367_zpsea83917c.jpg

Patrick leading the way, about 30-40 miles from the end of our 205 mile ride from Dighton Kansas to Fowler Colorado....
Forum: Touring
10-08-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,727
Posted By juggleaddict

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j169/chewingum89...

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j169/chewingum89/IMG_3629_zps749b495a.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j169/chewingum89/DSCN1016_zpscab2ed16.jpg

I really like my double rainbow. Will be...
Forum: Touring
10-04-13, 07:40 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,338
Posted By juggleaddict

What kinds of things are you losing? The best way...

What kinds of things are you losing? The best way I can think of is to simply not carry as many things, and the things you do carry stay in their kit unless they're being used. I do this with...
Forum: Touring
09-29-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By juggleaddict

welp, hypercracker is going on the list that I...

welp, hypercracker is going on the list that I bring. I just carry a couple of fiber fixes and enough to change a few flats. The standard grease, lube, etc. of course as well. A good pump is just...
Forum: Touring
09-29-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,103
Posted By juggleaddict

You can't compare a sale price on the Arkel with...

You can't compare a sale price on the Arkel with full retail on the Ortliebs. : P Ortliebs can be had at 180 for the full set if you find the right dealer at the right time. I googled the Arkel...
Forum: Touring
09-29-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,103
Posted By juggleaddict

Ortliebs are cheaper, waterproof, and have one...

Ortliebs are cheaper, waterproof, and have one huge pocket.

Arkels, while I haven't tried them, I have seen them in person, and if I had the money wouldn't hesitate to get them. Even though they...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By juggleaddict

another for the Take a look. I won't ride on a...

another for the Take a look. I won't ride on a road without it anymore. Best thing was riding in virginia and colorado around some of the passes with bendy narrow roads and being able to turn your...
Forum: Touring
09-25-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By juggleaddict

My girlfriend just picked one a 2006 on...

My girlfriend just picked one a 2006 on craigslist for $400 and I feel like she got a steal on it. (no pun intended :-P)

I have an LHT (26") and while I have racks and fenders, I still feel...
Forum: Touring
09-22-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By juggleaddict

I saddle that is too wide or too narrow can be...

I saddle that is too wide or too narrow can be bad.

A saddle with too much or too little padding can be bad.

A saddle that fits you for one posture (upright) may not for another (aggressive)....
Forum: Touring
09-21-13, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,222
Posted By juggleaddict

I try to tell my friends that they can tour, and...

I try to tell my friends that they can tour, and they don't believe me. They say they aren't in shape enough, they would die, etc. etc. ... Now I have a thread to show them that biking across a...
Forum: Touring
09-20-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,222
Posted By juggleaddict

they still make them, but certainly wouldn't hold...

they still make them, but certainly wouldn't hold up to bad weather very well.

The easiest solution to the problem would just be packing up slower. It's no race.
Forum: Touring
09-08-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,173
Posted By juggleaddict

I have a membership because I was going to buy...

I have a membership because I was going to buy the transamerica maps, but then found them on here for sale for cheap. . . I don't think it was wasted.

Most touring I've done, I've had to travel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,633
Posted By juggleaddict

The frame is a winner. I toured with a group this...

The frame is a winner. I toured with a group this summer, and one guy rode a stock 1.2 (same frame) with 2 back panniers and the bike made it, wheelset and all with only adjustments and one new chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,500
Posted By juggleaddict

Money does not comfort make. Money should be the...

Money does not comfort make. Money should be the last thing anybody worries about when picking out what works in the trunk department.

I rode cross country with exoficcio boxers and gym shorts....
Forum: Touring
09-05-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,299
Posted By juggleaddict

So there's this one ____________ that I don't...

So there's this one ____________ that I don't like... Just wanted you all to know.

OK. Bye!
Forum: Touring
09-04-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By juggleaddict

The best part about touring is getting out and...

The best part about touring is getting out and doing it. The gear choices all fade away when you're out there, and things always work out, even when things don't go the way you wanted originally....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,531
Posted By juggleaddict

Full frame-pump will solve th......... wait a...

Full frame-pump will solve th......... wait a minute... how did I get out of the touring forum!?

carry on : )
Forum: Touring
09-04-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,140
Posted By juggleaddict

Slap some thick rubber on that LHT and see how...

Slap some thick rubber on that LHT and see how she goes, but if they're really hiking trails then you may want a suspension.

As far as racks go on a front suspension bike, take a look at old man...
Forum: Touring
09-03-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,455
Posted By juggleaddict

looks like you could take on some gravel with...

looks like you could take on some gravel with that thing! : ) Ride well
Forum: Touring
09-02-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,843
Posted By juggleaddict

I would try changing the tilt and perhaps the...

I would try changing the tilt and perhaps the forward-aft position of the saddle, though some on here may disagree. It is recommended by them to have the saddle position of a b17 close to level and...
Forum: Touring
08-29-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,033
Posted By juggleaddict

The frameset is a little steep on the asking...

The frameset is a little steep on the asking price if you ask me, but the full build doesn't look bad for someone looking for something modern (disc brakes, integrated shifters, sloping top-tube). I...
Forum: Touring
08-27-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,577
Posted By juggleaddict

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=19188 these folks don't seem to think so
Forum: Touring
08-27-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,338
Posted By juggleaddict

Not so much a tip, but I found this rather...

Not so much a tip, but I found this rather interesting. Specifically in the middle section of the map, you can see many little blue dots speckling the area. The full link is here...
Forum: Touring
08-27-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By juggleaddict

Climbing at 5 mph always makes me meander a bit....

Climbing at 5 mph always makes me meander a bit. My LHT feels MUCH better when weight is on the front wheel. I usually commute with my handlebar bag loaded with repair tools so it's not an issue. The...
Forum: Touring
08-25-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,577
Posted By juggleaddict

I haven't used one, but I caution to others that...

I haven't used one, but I caution to others that some people have found this method to draw condensation pretty heavily and leave you a sopping puddle by morning. :P
Forum: Touring
08-24-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,955
Posted By juggleaddict

True, but I haven't heard of anybody putting a...

True, but I haven't heard of anybody putting a flat in one either. I switched to them and haven't had a flat since... Including a full sized nail going through the sidewall.

They are boat anchors...
Forum: Touring
08-22-13, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By juggleaddict

There's always exceptions O:-) I'm not carrying...

There's always exceptions O:-) I'm not carrying 100 oz of water up a pass if I know a town is shortly after and it's only 10 or 15 miles. Though I admit, looking at how much 100 oz weighs (about 6.5...
Forum: Touring
08-22-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,577
Posted By juggleaddict

I had a wonderful experience on the greenbrier...

I had a wonderful experience on the greenbrier trail in WV using the adirondack shelters on the trail. They are free, but shelters like it are few and far between even on trails, not to mention...
Forum: Touring
08-21-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,297
Posted By juggleaddict

I'll tell you one little gem of knowledge I...

I'll tell you one little gem of knowledge I brought back from my tour this summer:

Everybody is different. This does not mean that one person's way of doing things is better or worse than any...
Forum: Touring
08-20-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By juggleaddict

a Hammock is not useless without a tree... it is...

a Hammock is not useless without a tree... it is pretty much a bivy though. Personally I find them uncomfortable, but more importantly I find them cold... very cold. So cold in fact that what you...
Forum: Touring
08-19-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,597
Posted By juggleaddict

I would definitely go with V brakes instead of...

I would definitely go with V brakes instead of canti's... good choice there. I have avids and they're very easy to adjust. The single digit 7's had good pads on them from the start... perhaps not as...
Forum: Touring
08-19-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By juggleaddict

I built up some wheels with Alex Adventurer rims....

I built up some wheels with Alex Adventurer rims. I did the trans am this summer with them and gave them a good beating on some forest service roads. : ) No issues. They are 26".

cyccomute, what...
Forum: Touring
08-15-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By juggleaddict

Some footprints aren't very thick. Usually the...

Some footprints aren't very thick. Usually the ones made by tent manufacturers that I've seen have been made of a similar material as the floor.

Tyvek is a little thicker layer, but probably a...
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