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Forum: Touring
10-08-13, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By chris1548

Excellent list, and very informative. One...

Excellent list, and very informative.

One thing I would point out is that under American bikes you list the "Gunner" Grand Tour. The company is actually Gunnar. Gunnar is named after the late...
Forum: Touring
06-12-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,478
Posted By chris1548

I like drops on touring bikes for the variety of...

I like drops on touring bikes for the variety of hand positions and getting down out of the wind. I don't expect everyone shares that view, but there's not much reason to run down others'...
Forum: Touring
06-05-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,647
Posted By chris1548

I have brifters on three bikes, and like them. ...

I have brifters on three bikes, and like them. But I also have bar ends on my Surly LHT and like them just fine, too. You do get used to them very quickly, and they shift great. The friction...
Forum: Touring
04-29-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,227
Posted By chris1548

I think we all should try to support people like...

I think we all should try to support people like Bruce Gordon. Remember, bike touring is a pretty small niche sport. It's certainly probably the smallest segment of the overall bike market, I would...
Forum: Touring
03-17-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By chris1548

I have the Sugino on my Gunnar Sport and a Deore...

I have the Sugino on my Gunnar Sport and a Deore crank on my LHT. Set up properly I don't think you would notice any difference, both work great. In touring I always feel that having potentially...
Forum: Touring
03-04-13, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,490
Posted By chris1548

I just want to be clear on this. Does that mean...

I just want to be clear on this. Does that mean that you cannot use a 10 speed 105 shifter with a 9 speed XT cassette?

In other words, to use XT 9 speed you have to find old 9 speed road...
Forum: Touring
03-01-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,490
Posted By chris1548

Thanks for the advice, Cyccommute. I hear what...

Thanks for the advice, Cyccommute. I hear what you're saying.

This is the setup I want to use: new model Shimano 105 triple shifter for front and 10 speed 105 shifter for rear, Tiagra front...
Forum: Touring
02-28-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,490
Posted By chris1548

This is exactly the gear range I'm looking for,...

This is exactly the gear range I'm looking for, Doug64. You say you are using Tiagra Shifters. Are those shifters 9 speed or 10 speed?

I would actually like to use the newer Shimano shifters...
Forum: Touring
02-27-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,490
Posted By chris1548

Thanks, Western Flyer. What were the...

Thanks, Western Flyer.

What were the chainring sizes on the Race Face crank? Were they the same as those on the Sugino?

Also, what year 105 are we talking? I wonder if there is any chance it...
Forum: Touring
02-26-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,490
Posted By chris1548

Will a 105 triple brifter work with an XT Rear Derailleur

I'm listing this question on this forum, because it's basically about a touring component setup.

I know little about Shimano, so please forgive a possibly dumb question. I am thinking of using 105...
Forum: Touring
01-01-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,451
Posted By chris1548

Oh, here's photos

Here's photos of both.

The green Gunnar is on a tour in SW Utah 2 months ago.

The bigger Surly is mine, the other one is my wife's.291283291284
Forum: Touring
01-01-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,451
Posted By chris1548

My 56cm Gunnar Sport for light touring is 22.5...

My 56cm Gunnar Sport for light touring is 22.5 lbs. -- it has Campy shifters, derailleurs and cassette, a Sugino triple 46-36-24 crank, 28c Continental Gatorskins and includes a Tubus Cargo Rack.
...
Forum: Touring
01-01-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,644
Posted By chris1548

Touring is a very small part of the bike market,...

Touring is a very small part of the bike market, so it's not surprising that a young guy at a bike store might not know much about it, or, about front racks specifically. Anybody reading this forum...
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By chris1548

Triple is definitely the way to go for loaded...

Triple is definitely the way to go for loaded touring if you are planning on any significant climbs.

I have two touring bikes, both with triples. I live out West so no mountains is usually not...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-05-12, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,588
Posted By chris1548

Gentlemen, Thanks very much for all your...

Gentlemen,

Thanks very much for all your helpful suggestions. I've been out of town and haven't had a chance to reply until now. I agree with the overall feeling that drilling is low down on the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,588
Posted By chris1548

The dropout has one eyelet toward the rear.

The dropout has one eyelet toward the rear.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,588
Posted By chris1548

Can I safely drill a steel fork?

I want to install a Tubus low-rider rack on a Gunnar Sport. The Sport has a steel Gunnar fork, but there are no bolt holes drilled in it which would allow me to install a rack.

My question is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,273
Posted By chris1548

How about a Gunnr Sport?

Something like this. A quetzal green metallic Sport with a Campy mix, Sugino 46-36-26 crank, and Peter White wheels. I put a nice silver rack on it for light touring or long trips.

Of course,...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-12-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By chris1548

Check out Waterford, which is as good a custom...

Check out Waterford, which is as good a custom steel frame maker as you will find -- http://waterfordbikes.com

If you want to go less $, they also sell custom Gunnars.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,217
Posted By chris1548

Rpenmanparker. I just got back into town and...

Rpenmanparker. I just got back into town and read this today. I found your initial post interesting and thought-provoking, which I think is the spirit in which it was offered. I was pretty...
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 01:34 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By chris1548

Gunnar goes up to 68's.

Gunnar goes up to 68's.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,012
Posted By chris1548

I think Milkbaby makes an excellent point. I...

I think Milkbaby makes an excellent point. I know I'm like a lot of people and sometimes get obsessed by the dollars. But the truth is, most bike shop owners don't drive Cadillacs and I know the...
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By chris1548

Bike is a beautiful color. How exactly did...

Bike is a beautiful color.

How exactly did you hook that mirror up? Could you explain a little more about how and what it is attached to?
05-29-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,110
Posted By chris1548

It's the overall ride, and I like it. But I...

It's the overall ride, and I like it. But I agree with those who point out -- different strokes for different folks. I personally feel steel does provide the best overall ride. I tell people that,...
05-26-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,025
Posted By chris1548

I've currently got the following five: A...

I've currently got the following five:

A Seven Elium Race set up as a crit bike with Record and Reynolds carbon wheels for hammering,

a great Gunnar Roadie with Chorus and Reynolds Attacks for...
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By chris1548

I just tried it on Mozilla. IT IS GREAT! Thanks...

I just tried it on Mozilla. IT IS GREAT! Thanks a lot.
05-18-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 26,076
Posted By chris1548

GP has his views, and they're not...

GP has his views, and they're not everyday-ride-your-race-bike-in-cool lycra views. So they don't jibe with what a lot of people see biking as. But they are definitely worth considering. You should...
Forum: Touring
05-16-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
Posted By chris1548

This weekend REI will have all their Novarras at...

This weekend REI will have all their Novarras at 15% off. That makes the Safari $765 and the Randonnee $1,020. Go try them. REI should be able to do a fit on you too -- at least they can do it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,102
Posted By chris1548

Another company to definitely consider is...

Another company to definitely consider is Waterford, which is probably the premier steel frame maker in the U. S.

Waterford also makes Gunnars which are the fine steel bikes. They have a dealer...
Forum: Touring
05-14-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,586
Posted By chris1548

Chris, I hear you. I read the forum you...

Chris, I hear you. I read the forum you mentioned and it seemed to be mainly one woman who went on and on about her issues. I agree that bikes fit people differently, but many women do ride Surly...
Forum: Touring
05-14-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,586
Posted By chris1548

I don't think you need to go custom, not many...

I don't think you need to go custom, not many people do. The Sutra is good, and the Vaya for bigger tires.

Bikes easily obtainable are the Surlys. The Long Haul Trucker can be bought many, many...
Forum: Touring
05-14-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,221
Posted By chris1548

REI just started their spring sale. The Safari...

REI just started their spring sale. The Safari is 15% off, which makes it $765.
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,221
Posted By chris1548

Novarra Safari will get you across the country...

Novarra Safari will get you across the country with no problems and no modifications. I can see your budget might be a bit lower, but if you can stretch $ it might be better in the long run. Trying...
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,586
Posted By chris1548

Oh, one more thing, unless they're a lot more...

Oh, one more thing, unless they're a lot more expensive over there, both the Surlys are well within your budget.
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,586
Posted By chris1548

The Long Haul Trucker is very sturdy, and fits...

The Long Haul Trucker is very sturdy, and fits 26" wheels if you order the right frame. Suspension does make rough roads easier. If you want suspension in a hard tail, then the Surly Troll is a...
Forum: Touring
05-10-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,292
Posted By chris1548

I agree about the bar-end shifters -- they're...

I agree about the bar-end shifters -- they're better than you think. Initially, when I first got them I had some questions too. But I found they actually work nicely and you get used to them QUICK. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,477
Posted By chris1548

I saw one on a bike today, and I was struck by...

I saw one on a bike today, and I was struck by how noticeable it was at mid-day. Made me think it might be worth a thought. I've been hit by a car on a bike during the day, and I guarantee you it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By chris1548

Everything the previous writers have said is...

Everything the previous writers have said is true. I live just outside SLC. Greatest variety is probably here. All 3 locations are good, although lifestyles can be noticeably more conservative in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,406
Posted By chris1548

I agree that wheels will definitely be the best...

I agree that wheels will definitely be the best upgrade. It will also be the one thing you will notice the most. I tend to agree with many people who say that electronic shifting is a solution...
Forum: Touring
04-09-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By chris1548

Thanks, Neil. You do a great job. It's funny, I...

Thanks, Neil. You do a great job. It's funny, I went to your site to read a girl's journal I had been following. When I found the site down I came over here, and -- lo and behold!
04-05-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By chris1548

Can I use a Sugino crank with Campy components?

I want to build a century/light touring bike. I have 10 speed Campy Chorus triple components (shifters, derailleurs, chain and 13-29 cassette). I prefer Campy but want to use a Sugino crank to get a...
Forum: Touring
03-13-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,455
Posted By chris1548

I thought it was funny too, and I didn't think...

I thought it was funny too, and I didn't think you were being mean spirited.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-11, 06:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,029
Posted By chris1548

I keep my bike where I can see it if I'm having...

I keep my bike where I can see it if I'm having coffee. Not just the Seven. Otherwise I'm riding it or have it in my house. No sense tempting fate. It only has to happen once to make you regret...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,182
Posted By chris1548

I'd say either talk to him in whatever way you...

I'd say either talk to him in whatever way you feel is best or let it go. Don't let it ruin your day or obsess about it. He may not know what he is doing or may not care. I'd stay away from the...
Forum: Touring
11-18-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By chris1548

I've got an LHT with XT cranks, etc for under...

I've got an LHT with XT cranks, etc for under $1,500.00. Stock LHT, which is good, is, what, $1,200.00? If you want to carry stuff, it's a good bike.
11-18-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By chris1548

Campy Cassette Question

I think I know the answer but I thought I'd ask anyway. I want to buy a 10 speed 13-29 cassette and can choose to spend about $70 on a Veloce, $110 on a Centaur, and $130 on a Chorus. My question...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,634
Posted By chris1548

Like most 5 year-olds, my parents wouldn't give...

Like most 5 year-olds, my parents wouldn't give me the keys to the car. After that it was all downhill and uphill on two wheels.

Seriously, always because it was fun. Rode a bike as a kid. Rode...
11-10-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,585
Posted By chris1548

Nightshade is correct. An all-risk homeowners'...

Nightshade is correct. An all-risk homeowners' policy will cover a bike hit by someone's car, even your own if you accidentally run over it in your garage. You will have to pay your homeowners'...
Forum: Touring
11-02-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By chris1548

I have all XT except for a Tiagra FD on our LHT's...

I have all XT except for a Tiagra FD on our LHT's for both me and my wife and the setup works great. Top end speed is not an issue, having it low enough to get up a mountain in much more important. ...
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