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06-18-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By ollyisk

Question about a threaded headset

So, I recently, out of boredom, decided to upgrade my headset from a beaten up Shimano 600 to a sparkly NOS Dura Ace that I got for cheap on eBay. Anyway, I didn't think there'd be any significant...
05-21-15, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,466
Posted By ollyisk

Yeah, was actually thinking about that this...

Yeah, was actually thinking about that this morning. Perhaps it came to me in a dream! The only problem with getting Dura-Ace DT shifters is getting matching Dura-Ace brakes, cranks, derailleurs...!...
05-20-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,466
Posted By ollyisk

The rear is spaced to 130mm, I believe it's a 91...

The rear is spaced to 130mm, I believe it's a 91 model. The hub is a 130mm HG (but UG compatible) 600 Tri-Color. To my surprise, there were no spacers behind the cassette.

The hubs are in working...
05-19-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,466
Posted By ollyisk

7 speed cassette on an 11 speed hub?

Backstory: I've got an Eddy Merckx Super Corsa. It has 600 hubs with older Mavic rims. To say the wheels have seen a lot of use would be an understatement (the braking surface is about done), and I...
Forum: Touring
03-18-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,635
Posted By ollyisk

As far as a compact point and shoot camera goes,...

As far as a compact point and shoot camera goes, you can't go wrong with Canon's S100 model...unless they've updated it (and they do fairly regularly).

There have also been strides in mirrorless...
Forum: Touring
03-18-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,737
Posted By ollyisk

http://www.revelatedesigns.com/ Though I've...

http://www.revelatedesigns.com/

Though I've been considering them for a long time, I don't own either of the saddle bags. I own the Gas Tank and I love it on my MTB. It also works great on my...
12-07-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 41,017
Posted By ollyisk

I don't really have a temperature limit that...

I don't really have a temperature limit that would make me call off a commute. Not even many conditions will make me call off a commute--Thanks to Kansas City's lovely (not really) weather, I've had...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-12, 08:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,370
Posted By ollyisk

No one has mentioned it thus far, but I'd highly...

No one has mentioned it thus far, but I'd highly recommend Exposure Lights. Great lights without a bulky battery pack.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-12, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By ollyisk

At least it wasn't like this! ...

At least it wasn't like this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89-yq2jlnnc

I've personally never hit anything, had a lot of "dart out, see bike, dart back" moments though. The closest I ever came...
Forum: Touring
08-20-12, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,558
Posted By ollyisk

Don't tell anyone from Wiesbaden I said this, but...

Don't tell anyone from Wiesbaden I said this, but you definitely picked the right side of the Rhein to be on. The trail on that side of the river is much nicer than that of the trail on the Wiesbaden...
Forum: Touring
08-16-12, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,558
Posted By ollyisk

I've ridden portions of it and I think you'll...

I've ridden portions of it and I think you'll absolutely love it. Beautiful valley, and it's pretty easy going.

I'd highly recommend trying to get down to the Danube river and touring southeast...
Forum: Touring
06-17-12, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By ollyisk

Just kidding, but a driveside shot would be...

Just kidding, but a driveside shot would be appreciated :D
Forum: Touring
06-17-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By ollyisk

Non-driveside photos should be criminally...

Non-driveside photos should be criminally punished!
Forum: Touring
06-15-12, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,362
Posted By ollyisk

This thread is absolutely mind-boggling.

This thread is absolutely mind-boggling.
Forum: Touring
06-14-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,362
Posted By ollyisk

I really think you're overthinking this.

I really think you're overthinking this.
Forum: Touring
06-13-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,362
Posted By ollyisk

I'm confused--you do realize that since you do...

I'm confused--you do realize that since you do have gears, you're not limited to smallest/biggest, right? If you want to use a 25 gear inch ratio, don't drop to smallest/biggest, drop to...
Forum: Touring
06-06-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,789
Posted By ollyisk

Jesus. People are really putting what I've said...

Jesus. People are really putting what I've said under the microscope here. When I said I was accent-free, I was speaking as far as American accents goes. I have an extremely neutral accent. I...
Forum: Touring
06-05-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,789
Posted By ollyisk

Are you American? If we spoke, you'd have no idea...

Are you American? If we spoke, you'd have no idea where I was from in the US.

That's what I meant by accent-free :)
Forum: Touring
06-04-12, 03:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,789
Posted By ollyisk

Ah, I wasn't trying to imply that because he's an...

Ah, I wasn't trying to imply that because he's an American, he's an ass. In fact, I've never really understand the "Americans abroad are jerks" sentiment. There are definitely bad seeds, but I think...
Forum: Touring
06-04-12, 02:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,142
Posted By ollyisk

Since you're posting in a touring forum, I'm...

Since you're posting in a touring forum, I'm assuming you're interested in a touring bike, correct? Harsh reality: finding a sub-20 pound touring bike of any flavor prior to racks and pedals is a...
Forum: Touring
06-03-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,789
Posted By ollyisk

As has been stated, why would you want to? I've...

As has been stated, why would you want to? I've always found flying flags (literally and metaphorically speaking) to be off-putting unless you manage to cross paths with someone else flying the same...
Forum: Touring
05-09-12, 05:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,467
Posted By ollyisk

You heard it here first! The world is full of...

You heard it here first! The world is full of beardists!
Forum: Touring
01-04-12, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By ollyisk

The reason there's a disc up front and a v-brake...

The reason there's a disc up front and a v-brake on the rear is because the frame is old (built before disc brakes were the golden standard on mountain bikes) and the Fox fork is new and...
Forum: Touring
12-01-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 23,077
Posted By ollyisk

Obligatory "bike in the background" shot. ...

Obligatory "bike in the background" shot.

http://i41.tinypic.com/wl98no.jpg

Salsa La Cruz and Tarptent Moment.
Forum: Touring
11-23-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,692
Posted By ollyisk

I have Stan's rims and I've run non-tubeless...

I have Stan's rims and I've run non-tubeless tires with varying degrees of success. High volume, low pressure tires seem to seal up easier in my experience, and won't blast off the rim due to high...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-11, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By ollyisk

This is like picking out three pairs of $50 shoes...

This is like picking out three pairs of $50 shoes from Payless Shoes and asking a friend which pair is "better" than the others--they're all essentially the same, made in the factories, the only...
Forum: Touring
11-02-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By ollyisk

Also worth noting: I explored several options in...

Also worth noting: I explored several options in terms of custom fork builders, and Walt was by far the most reasonable among them.
Forum: Touring
11-02-11, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By ollyisk

How much are you looking to spend? I've been...

How much are you looking to spend? I've been through similar circumstances with fork woes and they're not fun. Your need for a 1" threaded fork with disc mounts is such a small market that I can't...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,230
Posted By ollyisk

I'm used to wearing contacts so maybe my eyes...

I'm used to wearing contacts so maybe my eyes aren't as sensitive as everyone else's, I had some minor discomfort commuting in Kansas City when the mercury hit about 10F. Over that the cold never...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By ollyisk

CNN did a spot on daily commutes

And it's probably not what you're thinking...

http://ireport.cnn.com/blogs/ireport-blog/2011/10/20/ireporters-put-their-commutes-on-video?hpt=hp_bn2

Someone should submit a more, uh,...
Forum: Touring
10-19-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ollyisk

I'm not presenting anything as evidence, cold...

I'm not presenting anything as evidence, cold hard fact, or trying to prove anything to you, other members of this board, or anyone who may stumble across this thread in the future. I'm simply...
Forum: Touring
10-19-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ollyisk

Again, the root cause of all of the security...

Again, the root cause of all of the security madness is political, so it's worth exploring. I don't lean any way politically, but I'll call a spade a spade.

Also, I never discounted the life of...
Forum: Touring
10-19-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ollyisk

I think it's all very relevant, because people,...

I think it's all very relevant, because people, in this thread, are making it relevant.

The situation is rather ridiculous--certainly an explosive can be placed in any kind of container, I won't...
Forum: Touring
10-18-11, 08:15 AM
Forum: Touring
10-18-11, 05:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ollyisk

I'm surprised that some of these worry-warts'...

I'm surprised that some of these worry-warts' bikes leave their driveways.
Forum: Touring
10-17-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By ollyisk

I know their lights way out of your budget, but...

I know their lights way out of your budget, but Exposure Lights out of the UK make great self-contained lights.

Most self-contained lights are "puny" for a lack of better words. Exposure Lights...
Forum: Touring
10-12-11, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,874
Posted By ollyisk

I didn't realize bikes were allowed on any...

I didn't realize bikes were allowed on any interstates, so this thread was informative, but I'd say no. I-10 is a major interstate, I can't imaginethat you'd be allowed to ride there.

Even if I...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-11, 05:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,969
Posted By ollyisk

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but you may want...

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but you may want to buy studded tires now. A lot of places have problems keeping studded tires in stock during the winter.
Forum: Touring
10-07-11, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,403
Posted By ollyisk

I wouldn't worry about a language barrier. I'd be...

I wouldn't worry about a language barrier. I'd be shocked if they didn't speak English rather fluently. Most younger (born in the 80s) Germans speak English, and it's even more likely since they're...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 02:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,969
Posted By ollyisk

Studs provide an excellent peace of mind.

Studs provide an excellent peace of mind.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-11, 05:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,850
Posted By ollyisk

Well, I know the prototyped one (or at least...

Well, I know the prototyped one (or at least planned to), but that was at least a year ago.

They were prototyping lots of different niche bikes. Mike posted a thread on MTBR discussing potential...
Forum: Touring
10-05-11, 02:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,889
Posted By ollyisk

What you're proposing is like trading a '56 Coupe...

What you're proposing is like trading a '56 Coupe DeVille for a Saturn Sky.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-11, 01:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,850
Posted By ollyisk

I agree with everyone here...I'd love to own a...

I agree with everyone here...I'd love to own a fat bike because I think they're hilarious looking (and awesome), but I don't see myself using it a whole lot and can't really justify the expense of...
Forum: Touring
09-29-11, 12:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,424
Posted By ollyisk

No. Not at all. In fact, the mere suggestion that...

No. Not at all. In fact, the mere suggestion that a touring bike is really just a hybrid is blasphemy.
Forum: Touring
09-22-11, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,086
Posted By ollyisk

How much are you trying to spend? If you really...

How much are you trying to spend? If you really want to go "ultra light" as you say, you're not going to get away for cheap.

I'd say for a high quality bag and pad, you'll be looking at around...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-11, 02:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,304
Posted By ollyisk

There's no quick fix for flats, other than...

There's no quick fix for flats, other than removing the tube, inspecting it, and replacing it.

If you're worried about flatting, Schwalbe Marathon Pluses are worth their weight in gold. They'll...
Forum: Touring
09-16-11, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By ollyisk

You shouldn't have any issues at all.

You shouldn't have any issues at all.
Forum: Touring
09-15-11, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By ollyisk

Put discs front and back--there's absolutely no...

Put discs front and back--there's absolutely no reason not to.

I'm assuming if you're touring, you're familiar enough with a bike that you know how much force it will take to put you over the...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,364
Posted By ollyisk

I don't think it's negativity, but rather...

I don't think it's negativity, but rather confusion.

Why make something so much more complicated than it needs to be?

As many people stated, the OP lives in Georgia--curious about the...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,283
Posted By ollyisk

I jump curbs all the time with panniers. You just...

I jump curbs all the time with panniers. You just need to make sure they're secure.

Curb jumping also depends on your bike, tires, and wheels. I ride a Salsa La Cruz (cyclocross bike) with...
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