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Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By badamsjr

Well back in the 70's "loaded" had a completely...

Well back in the 70's "loaded" had a completely different meaning! As far as cycle touring, if you are carrying the necessary equipment and clothing to eat, sleep, and repair your gear, I think you...
Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,473
Posted By badamsjr

I am in No.Cal, and would like to tour with a...

I am in No.Cal, and would like to tour with a like minded cyclist. My 'official' retirement is 1/4/2011, so I will be free to go just about any time the weather cooperates (I am not much on wet...
Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,748
Posted By badamsjr

I have B68's, B67's and B72's on most of my...

I have B68's, B67's and B72's on most of my bikes. The best for comfort is a B72 that I got lightly used, and since put about 2000 miles on. Next is a B68 bought new, broken in, 'butchered', laced,...
Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By badamsjr

I think fietsbob is right--front bags need to be...

I think fietsbob is right--front bags need to be closer to steering axis. I'm just starting to set up a Trek 720 for light touring, so will be using these tips myself.
Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,246
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I have Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.5's on my...

+1 I have Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.5's on my touring MTB, and they work well. I also have some Kenda Kwest 26x1.4's that are rated for 100psi, and they work well on another MTB. I just got some...
01-02-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,209
Posted By badamsjr

Reminds me of the guy who was moping around,...

Reminds me of the guy who was moping around, frowning at his troubles. His friend saw him and told him "Smile--things could be worse". He decided to take this 'good advice', so he smiled, and sure...
01-02-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,205
Posted By badamsjr

BD-you might want to look at these:...

BD-you might want to look at these: http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Two-Elite-Carbon-Patao-Bottle-Cage-w-stainless-bolt-/290517907736?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a4377918
01-02-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I have not been disappointed with either the...

+1 I have not been disappointed with either the 4 Season or Gatorskin tires I have used.
01-02-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 964
Posted By badamsjr

+1 After doing the calculations for crank length...

+1 After doing the calculations for crank length (two diff. formulas), I should be using either a 192 or 197 crank. I bought a Zinn 190 to try, and could easily tell the difference from the 175's I...
01-02-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,220
Posted By badamsjr

From the cited article:"Definitely the bearing...

From the cited article:"Definitely the bearing diameter of both the Enduros and the Chris King will work, because you can run a Shimano Hollowtech II crank in an FSA MegaExo bottom bracket and vice...
01-02-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,325
Posted By badamsjr

If you are more interested in safety than style,...

If you are more interested in safety than style, you should either get a quill with a shorter insert section, or go back to the adapter and threadless stem.
Forum: Touring
12-27-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By badamsjr

Another vote for the Morph, but I switched from...

Another vote for the Morph, but I switched from Road Morph to Turbo Morph. Had a bit of trouble reading the inline gauge, so am very happy with the turbo's flip-down analog gauge. Otherwise, it is...
12-26-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By badamsjr

Although there are obviously differences of...

Although there are obviously differences of opinion, some of us who have cadence find it useful. I'd figure out how to mount it, and let HIM decide if he likes it.
12-25-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By badamsjr

Welcome to the Web! I don't know if I'd call...

Welcome to the Web! I don't know if I'd call myself crazy, but others might. I stopped counting bikes when the N+1 exceeded a dozen. Various stages of assembly, but I keep a few--3 or 4, ready to...
12-25-10, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By badamsjr

I have my cadence sensor very near the junction...

I have my cadence sensor very near the junction of seat tube and stay. Since you are only trying to see how many times the magnet passes it, it should work anywhere along the pedal's length. You...
12-25-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,581
Posted By badamsjr

Ahoy, Matey! Looks like it has a 'port list' to...

Ahoy, Matey! Looks like it has a 'port list' to me. I have a couple B67's, and neither one has that. If the vendor will replace it, I would do it.
12-25-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,220
Posted By badamsjr

I am using a Mega Exo with my XT crank, and have...

I am using a Mega Exo with my XT crank, and have not had any problems. If you want to make sure it works, put in the external cups--just snug, and see if the non-drive side arm seats correctly. It...
12-24-10, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By badamsjr

I agree--I just wish it WAS 60! Been foggy and...

I agree--I just wish it WAS 60! Been foggy and 48-50 for a while here. Not cold by East coast standards, but when you are acclamated to warmer temps, it FEELS cold.
12-24-10, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 555
Posted By badamsjr

Nice job, grandpa. Merry Christmas to you as...

Nice job, grandpa. Merry Christmas to you as well.
12-24-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By badamsjr

I like that explanation. I can tell my buddies...

I like that explanation. I can tell my buddies 'that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!'
Forum: Touring
12-22-10, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,276
Posted By badamsjr

Not sure if putting a bigger tire would have the...

Not sure if putting a bigger tire would have the same effect, but I put a 29er disc fork on my 26" frame for precisely this. I wanted to raise the front a little, and 'slacken' the steering. It...
Forum: Touring
12-22-10, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,550
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I chose the Pletscher two-leg for my touring...

+1 I chose the Pletscher two-leg for my touring bike which tows my trailer. I wanted to be able to stop without having to find a wall, and could not lay the bike down with the trailer attached. ...
Forum: Touring
12-21-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,995
Posted By badamsjr

You can get Continental Ultra Gatorskin's in 27"....

You can get Continental Ultra Gatorskin's in 27". I have some on one of mine, and they are pretty good for puncture resistance and wear well.
12-21-10, 11:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,209
Posted By badamsjr

Sorry to hear about your fall. I can...

Sorry to hear about your fall. I can commiscerate, since I had an episode of non-invulnerability in 2005. Doing a charity 50 mile ride, near the end, the lady I met that morning T-boned me going...
12-21-10, 11:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,213
Posted By badamsjr

Uhhh--that's not a goal, it's a lifestyle!:thumb:...

Uhhh--that's not a goal, it's a lifestyle!:thumb:

Seriously, I plan to get back in fit condition for a two-man attempt on the Furnace Creek 508. Tried it solo in '07, but broke my collarbone (for...
12-21-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,628
Posted By badamsjr

I had a light scratch on a Ksyrium Elite, and...

I had a light scratch on a Ksyrium Elite, and knocked down the high edge with a ruby nail file. Wal Mart has them for a few bucks, and they come in handy for a lot of stuff. I used the smooth side,...
12-21-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,168
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I had a 'situation' with an install where I...

+1 I had a 'situation' with an install where I was able to 'preload' the off-side crank arm, but had a lot of drag in the 'finished' crank setup. It turned out that the drive side bearing was not...
12-21-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,655
Posted By badamsjr

+1 on the pads. I went to an Avid BB7 front, and...

+1 on the pads. I went to an Avid BB7 front, and put in Kool Stop pads to get rid of the slight noise I had.
12-21-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By badamsjr

Of course, the brake has been released, right?

Of course, the brake has been released, right?
12-21-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By badamsjr

You may be limited by the rear derailleur. A...

You may be limited by the rear derailleur. A short cage might not have enough capacity to work with the range of an 11-28. If you are handy with wrenches and have decided to go to the 11-28, then...
Forum: Touring
12-20-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,909
Posted By badamsjr

I think it is a Cocoon Mummy, if I remember...

I think it is a Cocoon Mummy, if I remember right. Did a google search and found this:http://www.basegear.com/cocoon-egyptian-cotton-mummyliner.html

On sale for $25!
Forum: Touring
12-20-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,323
Posted By badamsjr

Is it really a Zombie Thread if it is still...

Is it really a Zombie Thread if it is still pertinent? Good info on trailers in general, and Nomads in particular. I decided to use a trailer to tour instead of racks/panniers, but the only seat...
Forum: Touring
12-20-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,995
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I just bought one for $240, and am in the...

+1 I just bought one for $240, and am in the process of getting it ready for the coming touring season. I already had a couple older road frames, but they do not allow the tire size I want to...
Forum: Touring
12-20-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,909
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I looked at the silk bag liner, and decided I...

+1 I looked at the silk bag liner, and decided I could live with an Egyptian cotton one--a little heavier, but about half the price!:eek:

As far as mouthwash goes, I use it on my tours. The...
12-20-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,648
Posted By badamsjr

So if I was not here, should I raise my...

So if I was not here, should I raise my hand?:innocent:
12-20-10, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,935
Posted By badamsjr

If functionality is your main concern, you might...

If functionality is your main concern, you might think about disc brakes. Avid BB7's come in MTB and Road flavors, so you can use whichever matches your levers. I put a Road BB7 on my touring bike...
12-18-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,286
Posted By badamsjr

It is an escape portal--to insure that no evil...

It is an escape portal--to insure that no evil spirits are trapped inside the frame.:eek:
Forum: Touring
12-18-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,517
Posted By badamsjr

Maybe it is too obvious, but my best tip would be...

Maybe it is too obvious, but my best tip would be to make sure your bike fits you, and is comfortable for long rides. +1 to the mirror too.
Replies: 5
Views: 2,162
Posted By badamsjr

You may want to consider finding a Local Bike...

You may want to consider finding a Local Bike Shop that offers proffesional fitting. If you buy the bike from them, many will give you most of the cost back on the price of the bike. Finding a bike...
12-18-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,205
Posted By badamsjr

OH THE HORROR!:eek: Seriously cool ride...

OH THE HORROR!:eek:

Seriously cool ride BD!:thumb:
12-18-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By badamsjr

New phone case

I recently upgraded my phone to gain web access, but now I have no bike cases for it. Can anyone tell me of a source for a case that mounts on the stem or bars? The phone is a Droid X. Thanks.
12-18-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By badamsjr

Even though brakes are labeled as '10spd' or...

Even though brakes are labeled as '10spd' or '11spd', or even '9spd', the brakes do not care how many gears you have. Their job is to stop you, no matter how many cogs you run.
12-18-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I have changed my pads to Kool stop salmon,...

+1 I have changed my pads to Kool stop salmon, to get rid of the debris left on the rims by the Shimano pads I replaced. They work great, and no debris!
12-18-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,568
Posted By badamsjr

I agree that it can be done with threadless, but...

I agree that it can be done with threadless, but is a bit more challenging. The stem I pictured has about 3" of height adjustment, and can go from -10 to 90 (straight up). This makes it easy to...
12-18-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By badamsjr

I have not researched the external BB's, but I...

I have not researched the external BB's, but I looked into pedal specifications, and found that they (DA and Ultegra) have the same quality bearings, and other than shape, the same spindles. That...
12-18-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,127
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I would personally rather get better lined...

+1 I would personally rather get better lined housing and good quality cables (I prefer stainless steel, but you may not), than take a chance on problems with braking. I figure whatever extra I...
12-18-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,357
Posted By badamsjr

+1 I'm all for using the right tool, but I got a...

+1 I'm all for using the right tool, but I got a lot less expensive one for this from Nashbar--about $15-20 if I remember right.
12-18-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,568
Posted By badamsjr

I have come to appreciate the ease of use with...

I have come to appreciate the ease of use with threaded headsets. They make bar height adjustments simple, and with an adjustable stem, height and reach can be fine-tuned easily.:thumb:

I have...
12-18-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,099
Posted By badamsjr

Sorry to hear about your crash. I had something...

Sorry to hear about your crash. I had something similar in 2005--left collarbone, shoulder blade, glenoid neck, a couple ribs, and a partially collapsed lung. It gets better with time, but as you...
12-18-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By badamsjr

I could not find a shim to make my 26.8 post fit...

I could not find a shim to make my 26.8 post fit in a 27.2 frame, so I bought some .2mm shim stock and made my own. Good luck finding one for yours, but you could do what I did.
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