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Forum: Touring
02-26-05, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By motion5447

knee stretches?

can anyone tell me some good stretches for the knees? I've recently been having some small pains, nothing big but consistant.

I really wasnt expecting this being 20 years old and having been a...
Forum: Touring
01-25-05, 02:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,665
Posted By motion5447

how do you like your keystones? i just got a pair...

how do you like your keystones? i just got a pair and havent had a chance to try them out.
Forum: Touring
01-23-05, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,219
Posted By motion5447

JimboTrek, i had read your post a while back,...

JimboTrek, i had read your post a while back, though not knowing it was yours, it still made a strong impression on me. How are you recovering?

To my suprise i had my first close call in about 10...
01-23-05, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By motion5447

good maintenence check list?

does anyone know a link to a good list that has intervals for complete bicycle maintenence?

I know when my brake pads wear, to check tires for faults and stuff. But a list that tells times you...
Forum: Touring
01-22-05, 07:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,219
Posted By motion5447

i guess i will bring it with me, if i really dont...

i guess i will bring it with me, if i really dont like it i can always mail it back home.

I own a helmet now, but hardly wear it due to its size. Does anyone have experience with in-mold helmets?...
Forum: Touring
01-22-05, 04:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,219
Posted By motion5447

Do you bring your helmet on long tours?

Im trying to decide if i should bring my helmet on my first extended tour. Im riding an adventure cycling route, and hope that they have picked safe routes. I really dont want to get out there and be...
01-21-05, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By motion5447

yeah, i really didnt think it was untrue. But i...

yeah, i really didnt think it was untrue. But i found the problem, im ridding a brooks champion flyer. Its sprung so i guess that the wheel caused a little pulse it the saddle, didnt think to grab...
01-16-05, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By motion5447

Tire goes around.....and up and down

I really cant figure this out.

I have a mid range set of 700c wheels. They were recently tuned. When i lift up the rear by the back of the seat and give the crank a hard spin, i can feel the seat...
Forum: Touring
01-15-05, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By motion5447

Im being kind of abitious on my first tour over...

Im being kind of abitious on my first tour over 10 days and doing a trans-am. Im also on quite a budget and am going to be reliant on my stove for most of my meals.

Thanks JimboTrek, for all you...
Forum: Touring
01-14-05, 04:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

okay, i guess this is what was kind of running...

okay, i guess this is what was kind of running thru my mind when i chopped them down. If mines funtionality sucks so badly (which they definately do), then how can the sell these "race" ones?
Forum: Touring
01-13-05, 11:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By motion5447

DO you by chance know how long an average sized...

DO you by chance know how long an average sized canister might last? This would effect my descision a bit.

You mentioned in a earlier post that canister stoves are good for a 3-4 times a week. I...
Forum: Touring
01-12-05, 12:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By motion5447

Thanks alot for typing all that out. That...

Thanks alot for typing all that out. That directly answered my question.



"Example: On the AT, I cooked 1 meal/day, 4-6 days/week. I got the 8oz canisters to last from 1 to 3 weeks!" were you...
Forum: Touring
01-11-05, 02:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,868
Posted By motion5447

Most avalible stove fuel for bicycling.

Im just trying to figure out what type of stove i want to purchase for an extended tour in the us. I read this breakdown at REI.com, but still cant decide.




Butane, Propane or Isobutane...
Forum: Touring
01-11-05, 02:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

yeah, i kind of figured that out on my ride...

yeah, i kind of figured that out on my ride yesterday. It all really came down to having the fenders on or off, because they just wouldnt fit the way i wanted them to.

So, do you think im better...
01-07-05, 01:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,863
Posted By motion5447

dreams of cars on bike paths, then you wake up,...

dreams of cars on bike paths, then you wake up, tell yourself your an idiot, and hop on you bike for your morning commute.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-05, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By motion5447

Dirt trails on small folders- does anyone do this?

Does anyone find taking their small folding bikes on fast smooth single track to be fun??

for some reason i get a kick out of the center of gravity being so low, and wheeling down a hill.
01-07-05, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,577
Posted By motion5447

Im 6'2'', 32in inseam and ride a 56cm jake. I...

Im 6'2'', 32in inseam and ride a 56cm jake. I know, im gangly.
Forum: Commuting
01-07-05, 01:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,898
Posted By motion5447

Does anyone rely on HALT! to stop dogs. Im taking...

Does anyone rely on HALT! to stop dogs. Im taking a few cans on a tour and want to know if its really what it says it is.
01-07-05, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By motion5447

Is the length different at all??

Is the length different at all??
Forum: Touring
01-07-05, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

I actually didnt spend more than around $1000 on...

I actually didnt spend more than around $1000 on it minus the racks i just got. What i did was part out most of 2005 kona jake that i bought for $750, sold the frame on ebay, got $225 ( which is...
01-06-05, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By motion5447

9spd chain on 8 spd cassette

I have a 9spd chain and 8 spd cassette on a new bike build. Are these compatible if i take a few links out? Is there any difference besides length?
Forum: Touring
01-06-05, 02:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By motion5447

I looking at puting this on my LHT, and surlys...

I looking at puting this on my LHT, and surlys Nice racks look sweet. I guess i need to find a price quote on these. If their steep, i'll go with some jandds.
Forum: Touring
01-06-05, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

Nope, not yet. But i can sure see them doing so....

Nope, not yet. But i can sure see them doing so. Seeing as i havent ridden it yet, and the problem already seems apparent.

I really like the construction on them, but the attachments seem super...
Forum: Touring
01-05-05, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By motion5447

Good, inexpensive expediton racks??

Im looking for a nice set of expedition racks for the front and back of my bike. I would like The front one to have a top that goes over the wheel. I would like the back one to have solid mounting...
Forum: Touring
01-05-05, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

im trying to decide what grips to put on this...

im trying to decide what grips to put on this once i get my cables.

I was thinking either a natural cork dyed to match the saddle, or a pair of green camo grips from nashbar that go well with the...
Forum: Touring
01-04-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

headset

headset
Forum: Touring
01-04-05, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

crank

crank
Forum: Touring
01-04-05, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

Saddle

Saddle
Forum: Touring
01-04-05, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By motion5447

Surly LHT build update

here are a few pics of my LHT thats so close to being able to be ridden but so far. (7 to 10 days) Im just waiting on some Jagwire Kevlar cable housing and Campagnolo cables from ebay to arrive in...
Forum: Foo
01-04-05, 01:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By motion5447

Thats probably the best way to do it

Thats probably the best way to do it
Forum: Touring
01-04-05, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By motion5447

Funny that you should mention about the...

Funny that you should mention about the attachment part missing. This originally happened to me on the first run. The keystones have a little track at the bottom to sercure the base, and a sliding...
Forum: Foo
01-02-05, 02:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By motion5447

I looked into unemployement, they fired me a week...

I looked into unemployement, they fired me a week befor the minimum number you need to qualify. I would have qualifyed for hours worked, but no deal.

God, i really miss free seafood pasta and...
Forum: Touring
01-02-05, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By motion5447

nice REI panniers, cheap price

My parents got me a set of panniersfor the holidays. I was looking at arkels, and didnt expect anything from them like a $300 "bag". They ended up getting me a set of REI keystone panniers in black....
Forum: Foo
12-19-04, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By motion5447

I've spent the entire night and morning thinking...

I've spent the entire night and morning thinking about this, it really all turned into a blur once i walked out of there. The reason being, one of the waiters, and a good friend of mine had told me...
Forum: Foo
12-19-04, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By motion5447

Thanks for clarifying that, it just makes me...

Thanks for clarifying that, it just makes me angry that a business could be so devious about someones job. I guess that saves me from making a fool of myself if i ever went back there.
Forum: Foo
12-19-04, 05:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 960
Posted By motion5447

Getting fired from the job. Advice.

I need some advice from anyone who has some.

I had been working a job as a busboy at a large restaurant since Mid-august to help pay for school. On Friday, The day before I was leaving to spend...
Forum: Touring
12-18-04, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By motion5447

I got my bike in the shop today. A cane creek c1...

I got my bike in the shop today. A cane creek c1 head set is being installed as well as a truvativ fireSL BB and a truvative elita crank. Im also going to get a new axel on my rear wheel so i can...
Forum: Touring
12-17-04, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,036
Posted By motion5447

i just recived a champion flyer today. if your...

i just recived a champion flyer today. if your not going with a suspension seatpost and you want a b17, go with the flyer. It really brings together any classic tourer. small brass rivets too.
12-17-04, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By motion5447

I had this exact conversation with a bike...

I had this exact conversation with a bike mechanic today. He told me that the real difference in a LX spec compared to sora hub is the outer casing. MTN needs a strong spot to grab the spokes at, and...
12-16-04, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By motion5447

thanks

thanks
Forum: Touring
12-16-04, 04:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,020
Posted By motion5447

check out airbomb.com. 326usd .not bad

check out airbomb.com. 326usd .not bad
12-16-04, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By motion5447

is my only option a new hub??

Im building up a new surly LHT and from parts from a old kona jake. I just found out that the rear hub needs to be 135mm MTB and not the sora road hub that came with the wheel. Does any one know of...
Forum: Touring
12-16-04, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By motion5447

huh, im in shock almost that i need to rebuild my...

huh, im in shock almost that i need to rebuild my rear wheel. I have a sora road rear hub and and deore front hub. Do you think that its possible to somehow put spacers in? i guess i just need to...
Forum: Touring
12-15-04, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By motion5447

hey markw. i got a few questions for you about...

hey markw. i got a few questions for you about your build. Where did you find your downtube shift post routers at? and also, did you have any trouble w/ your rear wheel fitting in tight enough? i...
12-14-04, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By motion5447

is this a manufacturing mistake?? derail question

I just got a new surly frame today, and looking around at the top of the toptube i couldnt find any of the braze ons for the derailieur cables. take a look at the picture and you will see what i...
Forum: Touring
12-14-04, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By motion5447

lht

lht
Forum: Touring
12-14-04, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By motion5447

Lht

Lht
Forum: Touring
12-14-04, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By motion5447

well, it finally got here. My new 56cm surly LHT...

well, it finally got here. My new 56cm surly LHT came in the mail today from spicer cycles. I had to wait about 2 weeks for it to come in stock (spicer was up front about this).

I have got to say...
12-14-04, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By motion5447

hey, sorry, i posted in the mech insted of...

hey, sorry, i posted in the mech insted of touring.
12-14-04, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By motion5447

Lht

Lht
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