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Forum: Touring
06-23-17, 03:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,539
Posted By fthomas

I live in the Philippines and travel to other...

I live in the Philippines and travel to other areas of the Pacific Rim. Lyme is certainly a spreading problem, but depending on where you are touring there are many other "vector borne" diseases...
05-30-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By fthomas

All gave it some, but some gave it all. Author...

All gave it some, but some gave it all. Author Unknown

We should all remember the ultimate sacrifice so many have paid for this country and remember the family and friends they left behind.
05-26-16, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By fthomas

Goes well with Mexican Judo. Judo know what they...

Goes well with Mexican Judo. Judo know what they mean
05-26-16, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By fthomas

It is nothing to mess with! About 10 years ago I...

It is nothing to mess with! About 10 years ago I developed a sharp pain in the middle of my back. I had just finished a 10 mile moderate ride. It felt like a dislocated rib or ?? That was on...
05-19-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By fthomas

Well done! Great summary with lots of food for...

Well done! Great summary with lots of food for thought. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.
05-14-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By fthomas

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
05-09-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,980
Posted By fthomas

Awesome! Glad you got it checked out. Years ago...

Awesome! Glad you got it checked out. Years ago I played on the college tennis team and had a ganglion cyst that was a problem. I can attest that surgical removal was a far better solution than...
05-09-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By fthomas

You are being extremely presumptive regarding me...

You are being extremely presumptive regarding me having an improper "fascination" with this tragedy. I was made aware of it watching a documentary. Adding insult to the death of Mrs. Abernethy is...
05-09-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,394
Posted By fthomas

:thumb:

:thumb:
05-09-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By fthomas

Noteworthy is the fact that no mention of the...

Noteworthy is the fact that no mention of the tragic and possibly avoidable death of a member of the cycling community at the hands of a drunk driver could be found here at BF. It is additionally...
05-08-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,394
Posted By fthomas

With the chain on the smallest cog and on the...

With the chain on the smallest cog and on the largest chain ring the derailleur cage should be about perpendicular to the ground / chain stays. It looks like the chain may be to long to me.
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05-08-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,980
Posted By fthomas

It almost looks like a blood blister. Something...

It almost looks like a blood blister. Something I have had when I accidently got flesh in between the jaws of a pair of pliers while working on something requiring me to grip with one hand and hold...
05-08-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,394
Posted By fthomas

When you get the new cable also get some housing...

When you get the new cable also get some housing with ferrels. You may find that the old housing into the derailleur needs to be lengthened to eliminate friction and/or a slight angle where the...
05-07-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By fthomas

You must have read my mind. The Ritchey Comp 1...

You must have read my mind. The Ritchey Comp 1 Bolt stock seatpost is 25mm setback. I have been researching changing out the seatpost for a 2 Bolt with less setback. Nitto S83 is 20mm setback and...
05-07-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By fthomas

You made some excellent points. Particularly...

You made some excellent points. Particularly with regards to conditioning and more time in the saddle. I was putting on the miles up until September when I injured my left foot and ended up in a...
05-07-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By fthomas

Saddle Adjustment - Getting Back to Comfortable Weight Balance Hands - Seat

I pulled the stock saddle off my Jamis Aurora Elite and picked up a Forte Pro XFR (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1166784_-1___). It was (still is) on sale.

Initially,...
05-06-16, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,533
Posted By fthomas

Best wishes! Persistence will eventually pay off!

Best wishes! Persistence will eventually pay off!
05-05-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,658
Posted By fthomas

You brave souls! I'm envious of your fitness...

You brave souls! I'm envious of your fitness level! Maybe next year!

I was in Performance in Laguna Hills and they had an entire box of shoe covers / booties on close out at really low prices. ...
05-04-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By fthomas

+1

+1
05-04-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By fthomas

You just can't trust those guys with a Theodolite...

You just can't trust those guys with a Theodolite any longer!
05-03-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,563
Posted By fthomas

Congratulations and Best Wishes for your New...

Congratulations and Best Wishes for your New Adventure!
05-03-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By fthomas

Thanks for your common sense reply. Strava is...

Thanks for your common sense reply. Strava is not an option for me due to the cost of a GPS and having a cheap cell, but I can see how it would be an excellent method of keeping track of rides and...
05-03-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By fthomas

Beginning the Fight Back to Return to Fitness and Weight Loss

It has been a hectic past twelve months. I returned to the States from three years in the Philippines in May to try and accomplish a number of personal goals. That has gone well.

In September I...
05-02-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,912
Posted By fthomas

Point taken! I was looking for numbers on rain...

Point taken! I was looking for numbers on rain temps and thus getting wet combined with wind chill at various temps and should have read the article closer.

Regardless, hypothermia can be a...
05-02-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By fthomas

+1 I have come so close to getting smashed...

+1

I have come so close to getting smashed by drivers making right turns on a red who totally ignore the stop line at the crosswalk! Let alone make the required stop before they proceed! Most...
05-02-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,912
Posted By fthomas

Hypothermia can rear it's ugly head even in...

Hypothermia can rear it's ugly head even in moderate temperatures in the 60's and 70's if you are wet and creating self induced wind chill riding a bicycle. Water temperature also plays a large part...
05-02-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,263
Posted By fthomas

I share your frustration. I just swapped out...

I share your frustration. I just swapped out rear derailleurs on a fairly new Jamis Aurora Elite. It was a major PITA getting the screw started for the new derailleur. I guessing I fiddled with it...
05-01-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By fthomas

I just went through the same thing on a new 10...

I just went through the same thing on a new 10 speed chain! Dang!

Went to Performance to buy a KMC re-usable link and they don't carry them nor are they on their website. I should have checked...
05-01-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By fthomas

When I searched BF after watching the documentary...

When I searched BF after watching the documentary about the Trans Am Race I was surprised that there was no mention of the tragedy here. Nor have I been able to find any mention as to the outcome of...
05-01-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,247
Posted By fthomas

Couldn't agree more! Well put!

Couldn't agree more! Well put!
05-01-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By fthomas

I learned about it watching a movie on Netflix -...

I learned about it watching a movie on Netflix - Inspired to Ride A movie about the Trans Am Bicycle Race in 2014.

Very, very sad! What a tragedy!
05-01-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,247
Posted By fthomas

DOOR! I screamed as I layed on my brakes and...

DOOR! I screamed as I layed on my brakes and leaving a trail of rubber on the asphalt! Didn't know I could lock up canti's, but they squealed, grabbed and stopped me just in time. I was heading...
04-30-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By fthomas

Australian bicyclist crossing America killed in...

Australian bicyclist crossing America killed in accident in Indiana - Old Guy On a Bicycle (http://www.oldguyonabicycle.com/australian-bicyclist-crossing-america-killed-in-accident-in-indiana/)
04-30-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By fthomas

Tribute to Joanna Abernethy of Australia - killed by suspected Drunk Driver 8/14/2014

Joanna Abernethy (http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/tributes-flow-after-joanna-abernethys-death-)

Found nothing here and could not find anything written up in the States or about the...
04-30-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By fthomas

I completed a project of swapping out the rear...

I completed a project of swapping out the rear derailleur and had a similar experience. Problems shifting from large cogs down. It was caused by friction in the cable and housing. Following...
04-29-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By fthomas

Thanks! I googled them and found their web site....

Thanks! I googled them and found their web site. They are large with chapters all over the place to include Manila.
04-29-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By fthomas

Adobo Velo - Cycling Filipinos! Interesting! ...

Adobo Velo - Cycling Filipinos! Interesting! since we are both in Southern Cali what city is this club out of? My wife would appreciate any opportunity I might find to learn Tagalog.

I'll be...
04-29-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,966
Posted By fthomas

Congratulations! Australia is a great place! I...

Congratulations! Australia is a great place! I really enjoyed the people and the few places I got to visit. Always wished for more!
Forum: Touring
04-29-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By fthomas

The Customer Service Experience you have had with...

The Customer Service Experience you have had with Surly is certainly commendable. Only wish I had received as timely a response to my questions or a response at all. Surly bikes have a lot to offer...
04-29-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By fthomas

I had never heard of the Devinci Caribou, but an...

I had never heard of the Devinci Caribou, but an initial search produced lots of info on the Canadian made bike. The spec's online showed is suffers the same gearing that my Jamis Aurora Elite did...
04-29-16, 12:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,117
Posted By fthomas

I wouldn't worry about it. I just replaced a...

I wouldn't worry about it. I just replaced a rear derailleur cable and some housing - no crimping needed.. Are you sure the ferrel wasn't manufactured that way?
Forum: Touring
04-29-16, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By fthomas

Thanks for the thoughts! Now that I have the...

Thanks for the thoughts! Now that I have the 11-34 with a FSA Afterburner can crank 48-38-26 I think I'm finally on the right path. All other components on the Jamis Aurora Elite are pretty good...
04-28-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,403
Posted By fthomas

I think it is pretty good here. I'm particularly...

I think it is pretty good here. I'm particularly pleased to have found an alternative to "autocorrect" or "grammar check" in the form of one extremely knowledgeable participant here. I need all the...
Forum: Touring
04-28-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By fthomas

I looked at the wolftooth components link and it...

I looked at the wolftooth components link and it specifically states on their website that it is not intended for use with a triple crankset. So I discounted it straight away.

I couldn't agree...
04-28-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By fthomas

That's the unit number. Why? I haven't a clue. ...

That's the unit number. Why? I haven't a clue. Maybe 1898th Army National Guard would be better.
04-27-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By fthomas

Still a nice video. I flew helicopters from...

Still a nice video. I flew helicopters from Anchorage to Talkeetna on to Fairbanks and then about 200 nm North from Janurary through March to help out the 1898 Army National Guard one year. ...
04-27-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By fthomas

Thankfully none are 50+! I have enough problem...

Thankfully none are 50+! I have enough problem with grammar and spelling.
04-27-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By fthomas

In retrospect the grammar and spelling could use...

In retrospect the grammar and spelling could use some work. Hope it still got the message across. Thanks Teach!
Forum: Touring
04-27-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By fthomas

Finally completed the project. Major lesson...

Finally completed the project. Major lesson learned - FRICTION! The original cable housing to the rear derailleur was to short and caused a kink at the barrel adjuster and I believe the original...
04-27-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By fthomas

Awesome video! Love Alaska and all the wild side...

Awesome video! Love Alaska and all the wild side it has to offer. Alaska has to be one of the gtest places on earth!
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