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Posted By PhattTyre

So I had been thinking about the Pacer for a...

So I had been thinking about the Pacer for a while and checking craigslist regularly. I had decided last week that I shouldn't spend the money, but then yesterday I saw a 54cm frame and fork pretty...
03-08-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,313
Posted By PhattTyre

Low traffic route from Portland to Eugene

I'm looking for a bike friendly way to ride from downtown Portland to Eugene in a day on a lightly loaded touring bike. Ideally this would be 130 miles or less. It looks like 99W is a pretty easy...
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Posted By PhattTyre

I did look into those as well, but I'm trying to...

I did look into those as well, but I'm trying to keep my DA brakes. Everything I've read suggests that short reach Shimano brakes reach and will possibly fit (maybe with some tweaking) 25c's with...
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Views: 1,946
Posted By PhattTyre

Calling all Pacer owners... let's see them!

I already did a search about the Pacer, but didn't find exactly what I'm looking for. It seems like they make good long distance bikes and overall you Pacer owners like your bikes!

I'm looking to...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,179
Posted By PhattTyre

I like the size down from that. It's 2 paper...

I like the size down from that. It's 2 paper grocery bags in size, and it's deep enough to hold stuff in. Those flat rack are much more bungee dependent.

I've been riding with the size smaller...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,252
Posted By PhattTyre

Definitely ask for it back. This kind of thing...

Definitely ask for it back. This kind of thing happens at bike shops. The part gets put down, they get busy and rushed, mistakes happen.

Bring in the wheelset or the whole bike to show the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By PhattTyre

Show me your Surly Pacer, can you get it under 20lbs?

I have an older steel Lemond that's just a little too big for me. I'm looking for a new frame and fork (or just new to me) that'd be 1 1/8" and threadless that I could swap with the Lemond. Right...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,325
Posted By PhattTyre

This would work well for me. It's easy to park...

This would work well for me. It's easy to park and plenty big.

http://www.roadhaus.com/images/Calendar_2008/All/111.jpg
02-10-09, 01:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By PhattTyre

I've never spent time on a WTB dirt drop, but I...

I've never spent time on a WTB dirt drop, but I recently had a set of Orgin 8 Gary bars on my ghetto cross bike (touring bike with knobbies), which are very similar in shape to the Midge. They were...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By PhattTyre

These have all been great suggestions. Thanks...

These have all been great suggestions. Thanks for the help!

So far I really like the Sparrow and the Milan Bar. I think I'll look into those, but I'm still open to more suggestions. Keep them...
Forum: Foo
11-19-08, 01:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,228
Posted By PhattTyre

I was somewhere around the Idaho/Montana border...

I was somewhere around the Idaho/Montana border on highway 12 on a TransAm tour last year when my riding partner and I stumbled into a restaurant/hotel near the top of the pass. We sat next to a...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By PhattTyre

This is the easiest solution and certainly one I...

This is the easiest solution and certainly one I thought of, but here's where I get soft. The current stem is 30-35 years old and was my dad's. It sat unused for at least 25 years in his parts bin...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By PhattTyre

I've thought about this, but with the brake...

I've thought about this, but with the brake levers I'm using (Shimano Alivo) I don't have much room. Even with the lever as close to the bend as I can get them I could only take about a half inch...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,240
Posted By PhattTyre

The 2009 Giant Seek does all that, but with 700c...

The 2009 Giant Seek does all that, but with 700c wheels. I wouldn't rule them out, is there a particular reason for 26"?
...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By PhattTyre

Please help me find a better commuting handlebar.

My current bar is a Nitto Dove Bar, which is comfortable, but has too much back sweep for me (angle is fine, but the bars come back too far). I'm looking for a not too wide, angled bar without a lot...
Forum: Touring
10-16-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,777
Posted By PhattTyre

I've only managed two tours so far... TransAm...

I've only managed two tours so far... TransAm from early Aug-early Nov 2007, and Portland to San Fran mid-late June 2008. I love it. I don't know when I'll be able to do another long tour, but I...
Forum: Touring
09-16-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,653
Posted By PhattTyre

My touring bike is "Tipsy" because it falls over...

My touring bike is "Tipsy" because it falls over a lot. It's full name is actually "Tipsy, you son-of-a-*****" because it was frustrating to watch it fall over all the time. I finally got a parking...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,399
Posted By PhattTyre

My green townie is called "Kermit". My...

My green townie is called "Kermit".

My touring bike is called "Tipsy" because it falls over a lot.

My rain bike is called "Grimis" because it's purple and has fat tubes.

My chopper is called...
Forum: Foo
09-09-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,187
Posted By PhattTyre

Supply and demand as the above post noted, but...

Supply and demand as the above post noted, but also tax:

"As of July 1, 2008, the average amount of tax imposed on a gallon of gasoline sold in the United States was 49.4 cents per gallon, up 2.4...
Forum: Foo
09-09-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,843
Posted By PhattTyre

Here's some signs I've seen on bike tours. ...

Here's some signs I've seen on bike tours.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/2843468334_4c2799889d.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/2842632835_66fe34306c.jpg?v=0
...
Forum: Touring
08-24-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By PhattTyre

I'm 5'9" tall with a 33" cycling inseam and short...

I'm 5'9" tall with a 33" cycling inseam and short arms, but found the 21" to be too small. I'm glad I rode both the 21" and the 23" before I bought because looking at the numbers I should be a 21". ...
08-24-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By PhattTyre

You could use all rims and make something like...

You could use all rims and make something like this:

http://bikefurniture.com/iother/rocker07_30ws.jpg

I'm hoping to make some outdoor chairs like this one:
...
08-08-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,109
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Posted By PhattTyre

I've always thought these bikes were cool. How...

I've always thought these bikes were cool. How did you mount two freewheels on one hub, while allowing them to work independently?
Forum: Touring
08-06-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By PhattTyre

The people you meet on tour.. awesome!

I finished my second tour and my first solo trip about a month ago. I started from my apartment in Portland on Thursday, June 19. I rode to Astoria, then followed the coast down to San Francisco (I...
Forum: Touring
08-06-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,402
Views: 2,076,051
Posted By PhattTyre

Here's some pics from my solo coast trip earlier...

Here's some pics from my solo coast trip earlier this summer (only my second tour). I rode from Portland, up to Astoria, then followed Adventure Cycling's coast maps to San Francisco. It was great....
Forum: Touring
08-06-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By PhattTyre

This was the only time I've run into such a...

This was the only time I've run into such a problem myself. I was kind of surprised. I just wanted to plug into the wall and noticed all the outlets were covered up. When I asked if I could charge...
Forum: Touring
08-06-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By PhattTyre

I just did much of that route (Astoria to San...

I just did much of that route (Astoria to San Fran) and found I could charge at hiker/biker sites. I would either plug in at a near by empty campsite or in the bathroom, which can be a little...
07-16-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By PhattTyre

I think it was also a brief trend in the trials...

I think it was also a brief trend in the trials world. The idea is that it makes a springy wheel to absorb small impacts better. The reality is a wheel prone to catastrophic failure with the...
07-16-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By PhattTyre

any place to watch to the Tour de France in Portland?

I've already missed half of the Tour, but I'd like to catch some of it if I can. Anyone know of any place (bars, restaurants, etc.) in Portland that are showing it?
Forum: Touring
06-17-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By PhattTyre

Portland to Astoria, routes and distances

I'm leaving this week for a Portland to San Francisco tour. I've got all the stuff I need once I get to the coast, but I'm wondering about routes to the coast. I live in NW Portland and will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By PhattTyre

So are you saying going a little lower won't make...

So are you saying going a little lower won't make much difference?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By PhattTyre

Pearl Quest bibs, how cheap is too cheap?

I've used Pearl Izumi Attack shorts (not bibs) for years and find them comfortable. I need new bibs, but need to keep things cheap, so I'm looking to Attack's cheaper sibling, Quest.

For those...
Forum: Foo
05-28-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,014
Posted By PhattTyre

Oldest are responsible. Youngest are rebels....

Oldest are responsible.

Youngest are rebels.

Middle are AWESOME!

I'm the middle of three spaced about 20 months apart. I have a lot of the middle child traits and they're not all bad. Sure...
05-27-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By PhattTyre

That part of 9 is on Adventure Cycling's TransAm...

That part of 9 is on Adventure Cycling's TransAm route, try asking in the touring forum too.

I seem to remember it being pretty hellish. It was pretty narrow for a while and there was a traffic...
Forum: Foo
05-26-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,087
Posted By PhattTyre

Irish style... sweet, smooth, and loaded with...

Irish style... sweet, smooth, and loaded with alcohol
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By PhattTyre

In Oregon if you don't ride in the rain you don't...

In Oregon if you don't ride in the rain you don't ride. I actually have a bike I refer to as "the rain bike", can you guess how I use that one?

The biggest help when riding in the rain is a...
Forum: Touring
05-22-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By PhattTyre

Are you looking for a touring bike as a bike that...

Are you looking for a touring bike as a bike that will be tough around town, or one that you will frequently load up for extended trips?

If you just want a tough bike that could handle some...
Forum: Touring
05-08-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,435
Posted By PhattTyre

On tour I make cowboy coffee. I just heat (not...

On tour I make cowboy coffee. I just heat (not boil, it burns the coffee) some water, stir in a few spoonfuls of coarse ground coffee, let it steep, and slowly pour into a cup using the lid to...
04-15-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,008
Posted By PhattTyre

+1 for the Shimano STX. They're cheap, sealed...

+1 for the Shimano STX. They're cheap, sealed cartridge, and steel.. they last a long time.
Forum: Foo
04-14-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,930
Posted By PhattTyre

I once made a beer cozy for a 40 using only duct...

I once made a beer cozy for a 40 using only duct tape and small broken up bits of styrofoam.

To make it look a little fancier my buddy gave me a Lucky Lager "One 'L' of a beer" sticker that he...
04-10-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,437
Posted By PhattTyre

I use my Langster to train for endurance mountain...

I use my Langster to train for endurance mountain bike events. The longest distance was 110 miles in just over 7 hours (ride time) over mildly hilly terrain last year. Just this last weekend I went...
04-10-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By PhattTyre

I'd guess 27.2mm (very standard size for steel...

I'd guess 27.2mm (very standard size for steel frames), but try checking the Jamis website, I doubt they've changed that frame too much over the years.

To get the most precise measurement bring it...
Forum: Touring
04-10-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By PhattTyre

Anyone get the latest Adventure Cyclist?

I have a stupid question. In the latest issue there was a test on a small rechargeable light that I was interested in. I'm at school and without my copy. I was wondering if anyone could tell me...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,735
Posted By PhattTyre

+1 and I'm a pale redhead who grew up in...

+1 and I'm a pale redhead who grew up in Arizona. That's the only stuff that worked.
03-28-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By PhattTyre

I think Shimano's Hone derailleur can only be...

I think Shimano's Hone derailleur can only be mounted to their Hone or Saint hubs and I think the San Jose's are 120mm spaced, but I might be wrong.

An internal hub might be your best bet if you...
03-28-08, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By PhattTyre

Might be the stupidest in the US, but not in the...

Might be the stupidest in the US, but not in the world.

http://i31.tinypic.com/ay63ci.jpg
03-28-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,539
Posted By PhattTyre

I rode a 99 s-works hardtail frame as my main...

I rode a 99 s-works hardtail frame as my main ride until last year. Now it's a rigid single speed. That bike has been ridden over 10,000 miles and the frame outlasted 2 forks, 3 wheels sets, and...
03-28-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By PhattTyre

I'll agree with Sore on this one. I'm pretty...

I'll agree with Sore on this one. I'm pretty sure they're the exact same lever, just branded differently.

I use a set of those and they are very comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-08, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By PhattTyre

I spent the first half of last year training for...

I spent the first half of last year training for a dirt century (12+ hour one day ride), but trained a lot on the road. I would do a combo... 28c+ tires at 80- psi on long hilly rides and fixed if I...
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