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Forum: Touring
10-12-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,277
Posted By Frith

The nashbar trekking crank is great. at 48-38-28...

The nashbar trekking crank is great. at 48-38-28 it's the perfect compromise between the racing triple and the mountain triple. Also it's black and looks great on my bike.
Forum: Touring
08-24-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By Frith

As cyccommute mentioned above you're limited by...

As cyccommute mentioned above you're limited by the bcd. The lowest that ultegra will take is probably 50-38-24 which isn't that bad at all.
Forum: Touring
08-09-05, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By Frith

It handles 28's fine. It seems like there is...

It handles 28's fine. It seems like there is clearance for even bigger although this bike's personality doesn't really suit a bigger tire.
Forum: Touring
08-08-05, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By Frith

Sure here's the build: black shimano 105...

Sure here's the build:
black shimano 105 grouppo except the crank
The crank is nashbar's 'treking' triple model which is a nice comprimise between road (too big) and mountain (too small) It has...
Forum: Touring
08-07-05, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,780
Posted By Frith

I just bought that very bike. It is a beautifull...

I just bought that very bike. It is a beautifull ride. I went with full custom options for geometry, paint and parts. It rides very nice and builds up to about 20lbs (didn't weigh the frame/fork...
Forum: Touring
08-03-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Frith

There is a bike from bianchi that was for a long...

There is a bike from bianchi that was for a long time the only thing available as a good compromise between cross and tourer. I think it was called the volpe. I hope they're still making them.
Forum: Touring
07-28-05, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Frith

Tobermory to Manitoulin to ......

Hello. I've noticed a good number of posters on this forum are either from Ontario or have some knowledge of touring here.
My rough plan was to drive up to Tobermory (or thereabouts) on friday after...
Forum: Touring
07-06-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,371
Posted By Frith

48-38-28 with a 12-25 cassette. I practice light...

48-38-28 with a 12-25 cassette. I practice light weight principles even when 'fully loaded' so I'll never have more than 20 lbs of gear.
Forum: Touring
06-25-05, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Frith

This crank from Nashbar seems like a good...

This crank from Nashbar seems like a good comprimise between a road racing crank which I find a little too big on the top end and a mountain crank which I find too small.
http://tinyurl.com/9mom7...
Forum: Touring
06-24-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By Frith

I've heard linseed oil, available in most...

I've heard linseed oil, available in most hardware stores and big box stores, makes a great frame saver. If you google linseed oil and framesaver I'm sure you'll come up with lots of comments on how...
Forum: Touring
06-17-05, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Frith

Does you're felt look like this? This is a...

Does you're felt look like this?

This is a pic from one of the members of the yahoo group 'ultralightbiking' that I belong to. The poster is using a seatpost mounted rack and has attached dry bags...
Forum: Touring
06-16-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Frith

Sure, The ciclo has fairly standard road bike...

Sure, The ciclo has fairly standard road bike geometry (They do sell set geometry/paint versions of the ciclo for around $700 canadian for the frame and fork i think). I worked with Michael Barry (...
Forum: Touring
06-15-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Frith

Versatile it may be, however I don't think that's...

Versatile it may be, however I don't think that's what the O.P. was looking for.
Rather than ultimate versatility they asked specifically for a happy medium between pure road and pure tourer. The...
Forum: Touring
06-15-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Frith

The problem with *me* is that *I'm* not designed...

The problem with *me* is that *I'm* not designed to take heavy loads. Thank you for confirming that I made the right choice in ordering this frame. I'll never understand the pride some touring...
Forum: Touring
06-13-05, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Frith

Hey Machka I just ordered that very frame. It...

Hey Machka I just ordered that very frame. It will serve duty as a "light tourer" or a bike for unloaded long distance rides.
I got it with custom geometry and paint options for $825CAD (frame and...
Forum: Touring
05-26-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,902
Posted By Frith

Like Paddybear I'm also someone who practices...

Like Paddybear I'm also someone who practices ultralight backpacking who has recently decided to employ some of those techniques to bike touring.
There is a long standing community in the yahoo...
Forum: Touring
06-30-04, 09:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,104
Posted By Frith

WOW! You don't know how surprised I am to hear...

WOW! You don't know how surprised I am to hear this question. As someone above mentioned there is a sort of fringe group of hiker/backpackers that take weight savings religously. I am one of those...
Forum: Touring
03-28-04, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By Frith

I wouldn't stray too far from the lemond setup if...

I wouldn't stray too far from the lemond setup if I were you. Keep in mind though that top tube isn't the only thing you should be thinking about. Many touring bikes or even light/sport tourers have...
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