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02-14-19, 10:05 AM
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Posted By mtnbud

I prefer friction also. I have some vintage...

I prefer friction also. I have some vintage Suntour shifters set to friction mode on the mountain bike I converted for touring and it's by far the simplest, easiest to work on, and most trouble free...
02-13-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks Bubish! It worked! Now I don't have an...

Thanks Bubish! It worked! Now I don't have an excused to switch to linear pull brakes... Thanks for the reminder to lubricate afer doing the WD40 Jeff
02-12-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By mtnbud

I haven't. Think it might help? What's...

I haven't. Think it might help?

What's happening is the shifter is failing to engage every once in awhile. When it fails to engage, I'll try another two or three times and it'll finally...
02-12-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks guys, I saw the SunRace shifters on...

Thanks guys,

I saw the SunRace shifters on Amazon. Apparently they have been known to rust - I'm not sure if that's true or not. The SL-M96 is sold individually. To get the right and the left...
02-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By mtnbud

8 speed friction thumb shifters?

My Klein Pulse's 8 speed LX Rapidfire shifters are beginning to fail. I've replaced them once before and would prefer to replace them with simple friction thumbshifters and linear pull v brakes. ...
Forum: Touring
02-08-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mtnbud

Good idea! Happy and Tourist - Your comments...

Good idea!

Happy and Tourist - Your comments made think about putting a tri-bar on a mountainbike. Might be a better looking and secure system. I found this image on a websearch:...
Forum: Touring
02-08-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks for everyone's input. :) I like to tinker...

Thanks for everyone's input. :) I like to tinker and it's fun to get your thoughts.

I'm not planning on making this for anyone other than myself, so anyone who wants to play with this idea is...
Forum: Touring
02-07-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mtnbud

Yep! - Pretty much so! It was a section of 1 1/2...

Yep! - Pretty much so! It was a section of 1 1/2 " schedule 40.

I used a hole saw for the curved gap for the handlebars and cut a seam from the edge to the gap. I used a heat gun to soften the PVC...
Forum: Touring
02-07-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mtnbud

I like the suggestions! Harvest it and then cook...

I like the suggestions! Harvest it and then cook it with the flame thrower!

(There's a new law on the books in Oregon that states you may salvage the meat if you accidentally hit and kill a deer...
Forum: Touring
02-07-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mtnbud

I took it out for a short trial run today. I had...

I took it out for a short trial run today. I had my hammock, under quilt, top quilt, tarp, tree straps, and ridge line in a dry sack. There was a total of 9 pounds in the dry sack. Steering felt fine...
02-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By mtnbud

Yeah I'm okay with the parts, but I am not sure...

Yeah I'm okay with the parts, but I am not sure about those wheels. I was hoping for wheels that are a bit lighter. (I weigh 210, so those wheels are a good choice for my weight though.) I also...
Forum: Touring
02-05-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By mtnbud

DIY Bikepacking Front Pack

I put together a harness to tie a stuff sack to my handlebars on my flat bar MTB and found it interfered with my brake handles. With cabin fever setting in, I made this bracket using 1 1/2" PVC. It...
02-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks for all of your input. My plan is to do a...

Thanks for all of your input. My plan is to do a side by side comparison by bringing my touring bike with me so I can ride both on the same road at the same time on the same day. At my age, I don't...
02-03-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By mtnbud

1994 Specialized Epic: Should I get it?

I'm considering buying a 1994 Specialized Epic because I miss having a simple and fast road bike. I sold a vintage aluminum Trek 1000 frankenbike that weighed 21 lbs and was the fastest bike I...
01-10-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,200
Posted By mtnbud

Thanks for the replies guys. I appreciate your...

Thanks for the replies guys. I appreciate your thoughts.

Jeff
01-09-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,200
Posted By mtnbud

Bill for magazine I didn't order.

I just got a bill for Bicycling Magazine which I haven't ordered. There's no contact information on the bill other than where to mail the check. I Googled the address and apparently quiet a few...
Forum: Touring
10-22-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By mtnbud

Back pain could indicate a bike fit issue. Many...

Back pain could indicate a bike fit issue. Many bike shops are willing to take a subjective look at your bike position and give you suggestions. A few shops will even professionally fit you to your...
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By mtnbud

I'm using Schwable Marathon Mondials on my...

I'm using Schwable Marathon Mondials on my converted mtb. I couldn't be happier with their performance.
Forum: Touring
10-19-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By mtnbud

I'd say it'll depend on how often you plan to...

I'd say it'll depend on how often you plan to tour. If you're thinking week or less trips once a year, those should hold up fine. If you end up using the panniers regularly, you may run into issues...
09-09-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By mtnbud

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Touring
09-02-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By mtnbud

Tire Wipers?

I noticed those tire wipers on the Compass website. I had no idea such a product existed. I've used my gloved hand with my nonfendered bike after rolling over glass to do the same thing. Anyone on BF...
Forum: Touring
08-30-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By mtnbud

I find running shorts with built in underwear...

I find running shorts with built in underwear hold up well to cycling and are pretty comfortable espescially after you've had alot of saddle time.
Forum: Touring
08-19-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,654
Posted By mtnbud

Agree 100% :)

Agree 100% :)
Forum: Touring
08-17-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,654
Posted By mtnbud

Good points. Agree totally. On public land to...

Good points. Agree totally. On public land to you might want to keep it legal and out of sight. I've found if you set up near nightfall and pack up reasonably early no one will probably even know...
08-13-18, 09:35 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 68,549
Posted By mtnbud

Great picture!

Great picture!
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