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01-05-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By thechamp

the cane creek / tektros are way more comfortable...

the cane creek / tektros are way more comfortable in my hand than shimano brake-only levers in my opinion. the quick release is nice. I'd be surprised if they didn't last a very long time. Don't...
09-18-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By thechamp

man, I was kind of hoping it was an hg70 so I...

man, I was kind of hoping it was an hg70 so I could feel good about complaining and returning it I guess I'll hang on to it then. I kind of wish I'd just gone with the 8 of 9 on 7 plan which was my...
09-18-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By thechamp

7 speed xt cassette question

Long story short, I wanted to get a 7 speed cassette for a 126 shimano 105 hub. I searched ebay and found a "SHIMANO XT HG 90 Hyperglide 7 sp cassette 14 - 32 New". I thought that like modern xt...
Forum: Touring
08-19-08, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By thechamp

did you get the oregon state bike map? I'm not...

did you get the oregon state bike map? I'm not sure where mine is at the moment, but I thought it came in pretty handy for a short tour I did a few years back.
Forum: Touring
03-24-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By thechamp

I think I've adjusted my non-chrisking headsets...

I think I've adjusted my non-chrisking headsets pretty much once and they all seem to stay fine. How long are you planning on touring?
03-23-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By thechamp

Wirebead paselas are $13 at nashbar at the...

Wirebead paselas are $13 at nashbar at the moment. A few weeks ago the TG paselas with the folding bead were $17ish. Are you looking for cheaper than that?
I actually have found the Performance...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,429
Posted By thechamp

good attitude, man. Shows you're in the right...

good attitude, man. Shows you're in the right frame of mind.
03-18-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By thechamp

you can buy a new one here ...

you can buy a new one here (http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/opc.html#stem).
Forum: Touring
03-17-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,433
Posted By thechamp

My ex did 2000 miles...

My ex did 2000 miles (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/RaiSue2006) on one 2 summers ago, and loved it, but maybe wouldn't do it again on that particular bike.

Riding a 20-30 year old motobecane,...
Forum: Touring
03-17-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,281
Posted By thechamp

Ask your partner to pedal a bit on the way...

Ask your partner to pedal a bit on the way downhill, he shouldn't have to work too hard to stay ahead of your non-pedaling speed.

Of course, drafting also seems risky on a loaded tourer at...
03-17-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,184
Posted By thechamp

<chuckle>

<chuckle>
03-12-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By thechamp

the NYPD impounding a bike in Phoenix is...

the NYPD impounding a bike in Phoenix is certainly an example of 'the long arm of the law.'
03-09-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By thechamp

Fenders are just nice. I rode the snoozeville...

Fenders are just nice. I rode the snoozeville poulaire in Portland yesterday without fenders and I felt like a bit of a jerk a few times. In the larger pack your spraying everyone, in smaller...
Forum: Touring
03-07-08, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By thechamp

I'd go with a Japanese bike, not necessarily the...

I'd go with a Japanese bike, not necessarily the panasonic. Surely you kind find something interesting over there.
This is an older post from the VO blog...
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By thechamp

volpe... interesting.

volpe... interesting.
Forum: Touring
02-28-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By thechamp

check out this thread...

check out this thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=366145&highlight=wyoming).
Forum: Touring
02-27-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By thechamp

time tested simplicity aside, all the...

time tested simplicity aside, all the improvements you mentioned are actual improvements. This is one of those rare situations in which the latest improvement is, by most accounts, actually the...
02-25-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By thechamp

just for reference, I have some shimano bar end...

just for reference, I have some shimano bar end shifters that do not have enough throw to run 8 speeds.
But it sounds like the one's you have will work.

I also agree that if you're looking to...
02-25-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By thechamp

one thing about sales is that they always show up...

one thing about sales is that they always show up again.
I got the (what I figure is a rebranded minoura) spindoctor one from performance for $40. If you're not in too much of a hurry you'll see it...
Forum: Touring
02-19-08, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,303
Posted By thechamp

well if money's not really an object maybe you...

well if money's not really an object maybe you can test some brakes that I've been thinking about - the ird cafam (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=11676&category=1592)....
Forum: Touring
02-19-08, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By thechamp

can we lock this thread please? or move it to...

can we lock this thread please? or move it to foo.
02-16-08, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By thechamp

$50? wtf?

$50? wtf?
02-16-08, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By thechamp

At the bike show the indyfab guys had a similar...

At the bike show the indyfab guys had a similar bike, but with drop bars. I asked a bit about it and they said that there was something of a fad or culture of people riding small wheeled bikes in...
02-13-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By thechamp

why do my brakes squeak in the morning but not in...

why do my brakes squeak in the morning but not in the evening?
02-13-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By thechamp

I'm not sure what you're looking for. Do you...

I'm not sure what you're looking for. Do you want a square taper chrome (steel) crank? I'm not sure they exist. I might well be wrong about that.

Your best bet to find an axle that works...
02-10-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,038
Posted By thechamp

Cuda2k, I like the pic of easthill on the...

Cuda2k, I like the pic of easthill on the tallbike!
02-09-08, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By thechamp

it could be you pedal.

it could be you pedal.
Forum: Touring
02-09-08, 02:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,934
Posted By thechamp

the 'craigslisters; reference at the end makes...

the 'craigslisters; reference at the end makes this seem an awful lot like spam. But hey, good fo you!
02-07-08, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,343
Posted By thechamp

Unfortunately this is one of the places where the...

Unfortunately this is one of the places where the streets aren't as friendly as they could be, the confluence of several major streets, the highway, the max, the rose quarter and the convention...
Forum: Touring
02-04-08, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By thechamp

People say it costs a bunch of money to rehab the...

People say it costs a bunch of money to rehab the old bikes, but nothing like buying them new, so long as you enjoy the time you spend doing the work.

I've got three touring frames from 1985, a...
Forum: Touring
02-04-08, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By thechamp

I wish cycling caused omnipotence.

I wish cycling caused omnipotence.
02-04-08, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By thechamp

what he said.

what he said.
02-01-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By thechamp

stay away from hills.

stay away from hills.
02-01-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By thechamp

If you use those spreader clamps you might bend...

If you use those spreader clamps you might bend the other side as well.

I think I'd lay it on it's side, put my feet on the bent side of the drop, grabbing the bar at the straight part, and try to...
02-01-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By thechamp

I've routed the cables under the bartape on...

I've routed the cables under the bartape on several different bikes/handlebars with no issue. So long as you don't use those cubist modolo handlebars you should be fine.
But isn't it time someone...
01-27-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By thechamp

I would think you should respace the frame to...

I would think you should respace the frame to split the difference. Eventually you might kill the 130 hub and a new mountain hub is going to be 135 anyway. So even if you did respace the new hub to...
01-25-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By thechamp

man! try to help a brother out, look what you...

man! try to help a brother out, look what you get.
Forum: Touring
01-23-08, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By thechamp

I would take a long look at the wheels and try to...

I would take a long look at the wheels and try to put them through their paces a bit before taking off. 30 year old spokes have a tendency to, well, who knows? I might go so far as to have the rear...
01-22-08, 11:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,856
Posted By thechamp

I feel like I have all the selection I need. ...

I feel like I have all the selection I need. When I buy tires for my 700c bikes the number of choices is annoying. I'd like a lot few choices in 700c tires.

I would also be unlikely to ever...
Forum: Touring
01-15-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By thechamp

I don't think it's unusual that the sort of...

I don't think it's unusual that the sort of drivers that will pass you when it is unsafe to do so are the same sort that will blame others for what are clearly their error in judgment. Even if you...
Forum: Touring
01-15-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,551
Posted By thechamp

I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet so I...

I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet so I will; I can reach my bar ends from any position my body is likely to be in on my tourer. Whether I'm upright, or in the drops I can reach out and...
01-15-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By thechamp

$10 is cheap for the hours of pleasure you have...

$10 is cheap for the hours of pleasure you have ahead of you. Much better value than a movie.
01-15-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,179
Posted By thechamp

if you're willing to go uniglide and cassette...

if you're willing to go uniglide and cassette loose screws (http://loosescrews.com/index.cgi?c=Hub&sc=Complete%20Rear%20Hubs&id=315813623731)has an exage in 36 hole, and a few cassettes...
01-15-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,540
Posted By thechamp

I'll add my 2 cents. I put a sugino 26/36/46...

I'll add my 2 cents.

I put a sugino 26/36/46 crank on my old sekai touring bike and have had to leave the tiagra FD close to a cm higher than ideal because when I lower it down to the...
01-15-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By thechamp

Sheldon Brown's bb database...

Sheldon Brown's bb database (http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html#ultegra) suggests 113(115) bb for Shimano 600 cranks, this might me a manufacturer recommendation, or submitted data. Obviously it's...
01-14-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By thechamp

What about apply a bunch of proofide (or I use...

What about apply a bunch of proofide (or I use obenaufs) to the under side and throwing it in the oven at 120 or so? If you can get enough of the stuff soaked into the leather it may offer some...
01-14-08, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By thechamp

I'm always amazed when people post pictures of 30...

I'm always amazed when people post pictures of 30 year old bikes with shmancy new paint jobs on them. I personally prefer original paint all beat up to new paint. But new paint? I don't care if...
01-14-08, 01:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By thechamp

I once posted that I was firm on a price for a...

I once posted that I was firm on a price for a set of handlebars, that it was OK if someone saw them and didn't want to pay what I was asking, but that I wouldn't take less. It got flagged and I had...
Forum: Touring
01-13-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By thechamp

60 cm fuji touring (80s) on portland craigslist

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/537764848.html

no relation, just thought I'd alert folks, if someone's looking for a classic.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-12-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By thechamp

Jeff Lyon. (http://www.lyonsport.com/) Bikes and...

Jeff Lyon. (http://www.lyonsport.com/) Bikes and guided fishing trips. Fillet brazed start at $800ish.
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