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02-03-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,369
Posted By Hofweber

What's a fine scandanavian like you doing on a...

What's a fine scandanavian like you doing on a piece of **** forum like this?
10-26-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,877
Posted By Hofweber

Did anyone manage to save this?

Did anyone manage to save this?
06-03-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,326
Posted By Hofweber

A lot of people spend a lot of time going for the...

A lot of people spend a lot of time going for the old school look, and you could take some pointers from them. Bikes are supposed to look good or functional well, and if you're lucky do both. This...
Forum: Touring
12-04-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By Hofweber

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Acti...

http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=443
Forum: Touring
12-03-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,831
Posted By Hofweber

The only time I've stealth camped was out of...

The only time I've stealth camped was out of necessity at a campground that was too full, because the camp services messed up our reservations. The survey is partially about circumstance. It wasn't...
Forum: Touring
12-02-08, 01:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By Hofweber

Green Wheels Turkey Tour '08

Our campus sustainable transit club did a thanksgiving tour from Arcata, CA to San Francisco.
http://picasaweb.google.com/Sara.Dykman/ThanksgivingBikeTrip3#...
Forum: Touring
12-01-08, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,208
Posted By Hofweber

How about the feel of it? does it get sticky?...

How about the feel of it? does it get sticky? would it be wise to put gel pads underneath?
Forum: Touring
12-01-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,831
Posted By Hofweber

Way to leave the 20 year olds out. edit: I...

Way to leave the 20 year olds out.

edit: I also have stealth camped out of space necessity (campgrounds were all full), and this isn't an option
Forum: Touring
12-01-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,866
Posted By Hofweber

I agree with longfemur on this 100%. Having at...

I agree with longfemur on this 100%. Having at least the option of a platform side is very important. I had the skinny plastic platforms that go on one side of the SPD pedals and used that 5 out of...
Forum: Touring
11-19-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Hofweber

yeah I think I may have to do the stencil...

yeah I think I may have to do the stencil approach. I have a professional screenprinting setup at hand as well, but I was more curious how to do things on the PVC.
Forum: Touring
11-19-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Hofweber

Personalizing Panniers

I'm taking off for a thanksgiving tour and I wanted to personalize my ortlieb panniers. I was considering screenprinting on top of them and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this...
Forum: Touring
11-11-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,141
Posted By Hofweber

frame pump.

frame pump.
Forum: Touring
11-04-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,843
Posted By Hofweber

Just installed my kickstand today and it is...

Just installed my kickstand today and it is already proving very useful. It's nice to have a workstand wherever one is. I'm wondering what the best point is to mount the kickstand on the frame.
Forum: Touring
10-30-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Hofweber

I just installed the tortec rear rack, it has a...

I just installed the tortec rear rack, it has a load capacity of 35 KG. The attachment arms weren't really perfect for my LHT but I bent them, and as they are now, there is enough tension so that the...
Forum: Touring
10-30-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,843
Posted By Hofweber

Let longfemur be the roadie elitist that he is. ...

Let longfemur be the roadie elitist that he is.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/250/524647339_9721e54cd7.jpg?v=0
Forum: Touring
10-30-08, 02:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,843
Posted By Hofweber

Holy **** your saddle is pointed up! Did you not...

Holy **** your saddle is pointed up! Did you not cut down your kickstand at all? I bought an ESGE but I am going to try mounting it with rubber bits and see how it fairs. If I like it I'll keep it,...
Forum: Touring
10-29-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,273
Posted By Hofweber

At that point would one even need the leather...

At that point would one even need the leather sheath? seems the spokes wouldn't be damaged much and would serve as protection...
Forum: Touring
10-28-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,273
Posted By Hofweber

Keep in mind that the market for a touring bike...

Keep in mind that the market for a touring bike would dwindle tremendously if it weren't as versatile as the bikes being made right now are.

However if you are going full out, one thing that I've...
Forum: Touring
10-27-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,643
Posted By Hofweber

I'm doing a week long tour down to san francisco...

I'm doing a week long tour down to san francisco coming up at thanksgiving break. I'm also planning on doing Hamburg to budapest, but the feasibility of finding a route that would work out isn't down.
Forum: Touring
10-27-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By Hofweber

I agree wholeheartedly. I use sidi dominators (I...

I agree wholeheartedly. I use sidi dominators (I scored them slightly used for 45 bucks on craigslist) and shimano SPD mountain pedals with a plastic platform on the other side. I wish I had bought...
Forum: Touring
10-27-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Hofweber

same color scheme that looks good on the green...

same color scheme that looks good on the green and red LHTs. Honey/brown saddle, silver/wood fenders, cream/cork/brown/leather bar tape, racks seem up for grabs, both silver and black would look...
Forum: Touring
10-27-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Hofweber

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o143/patchho/le...

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o143/patchho/leafbike.gif
friend changed his bar tape. something happened.
Forum: Touring
10-24-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Hofweber

CO2 cartridges are good for races, and that's...

CO2 cartridges are good for races, and that's about it. Get a road morph g for 25 bucks. CO2 has smaller particles and will escape through your tire overnight, so if people are carrying these on tour...
Forum: Touring
10-22-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By Hofweber

Bartape costs 10 dollars and will ultimately be...

Bartape costs 10 dollars and will ultimately be replaced. Honey and silver go better together than black and silver.
Forum: Touring
10-22-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By Hofweber

I think the b-18 and he b-17s are both directed...

I think the b-18 and he b-17s are both directed towards women, so you might want to test those out. The B-18 looks beautiful, for the record.
Forum: Touring
10-20-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,966
Posted By Hofweber

I test rode the volpe with panniers and my feet...

I test rode the volpe with panniers and my feet hit (size 45).
If you do get it, get a tortec or a logo rack. I personally didn't enjoy the bike loaded down.
Forum: Touring
10-20-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,800
Posted By Hofweber

I have cantilever brakes on my bike, how would...

I have cantilever brakes on my bike, how would one go about installing this bar?
Forum: Touring
10-20-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,210
Posted By Hofweber

I have three friends with LHT's. I convinced one...

I have three friends with LHT's. I convinced one to buy it but the other two got them on their own accord for completely different reasons. I saw two fully loaded in a suburb up in Canada, and saw...
Forum: Touring
10-20-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,576
Posted By Hofweber

It would probably be from the south of sweden up...

It would probably be from the south of sweden up to finland and around the gulf, then around the baltic sea all the way to denmark.
Forum: Touring
10-19-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Hofweber

The 520 looks good but it seems like they have...

The 520 looks good but it seems like they have the price a bit steep for what they hold over the LHT.
4 bolt cranks (yuck)
sloping toptube (preference I suppose)
comes with a rack that isn't...
Forum: Touring
10-18-08, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Hofweber

tarck me all night long. TIABF, AYHSMB.

tarck me all night long. TIABF, AYHSMB.
Forum: Touring
10-18-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Hofweber

Which rack?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Topeak_Super_Tourist_DX_Rear_Rack/5360022940/
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/TorTec_Expedition_Alloy_Rear_Rack/5300003805/

I don't really have rear clearance...
Forum: Touring
10-17-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By Hofweber

You will probably do much better on the 56. The...

You will probably do much better on the 56. The olive is a wonderful color as well. But if blue is what you want then find a 56 in blue.
edit: where do you live? I have an LBS with a 56 LHT in stock.
Forum: Touring
10-15-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Hofweber

I didn't get a pie plate. Awesome. The black...

I didn't get a pie plate. Awesome. The black spacers they gave me are hideous, and spacers are ******** expensive.
Forum: Touring
10-15-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,487
Posted By Hofweber

It won't be released sooner, the timing is spot...

It won't be released sooner, the timing is spot on, or if anything later. Your LBS probably isn't a surly dealer, just has a QBP account and can order surlys. Surly dealers are given priority. I...
Forum: Touring
10-13-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,569
Posted By Hofweber

I just ordered one from my LBS here in the...

I just ordered one from my LBS here in the states. The only foreseeable problem with this rack is the lip on the top shelf that is designed for the trunk might get in the way.
Forum: Touring
10-12-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Hofweber

two posts back to back....

two posts back to back. http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o143/patchho/icon_colbert.gif
Forum: Touring
10-12-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By Hofweber

I use the film canister pop tops myself. Very...

I use the film canister pop tops myself. Very nice to have while camping.
Forum: Touring
10-10-08, 02:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By Hofweber

bikeman did not have them actually. I bought a...

bikeman did not have them actually. I bought a bike though, for their updated price of 1100.
Forum: Touring
10-09-08, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By Hofweber

found a bianchi volpe on craigslist for 700$,...

found a bianchi volpe on craigslist for 700$, thing is I don't really want a volpe all that badly, but this is a pretty damn good deal. It's a 2008, has a weak rear rack, sunlite front panniers, a...
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Hofweber

doesn't the LHT complete not have the option to...

doesn't the LHT complete not have the option to be friction in the back? or is it friction only in the front and indexed/friction in the back?
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Hofweber

It is there in case your chain pops off the...

It is there in case your chain pops off the largest rear cog, which can be disastrous and can often destroy entire wheels, especially under a heavy load. That being said, the LHT complete has index...
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Hofweber

let's not forget the color wheel green on the...

let's not forget the color wheel green on the kona sutra. I was so close to buying that bike but that color was too terrible.
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By Hofweber

surly is completely out. one can only check with...

surly is completely out. one can only check with dealers. All the dealers in california are out, i'm going to try calling the oregonians tomorrow.
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By Hofweber

I just want to be able to get my bike before i...

I just want to be able to get my bike before i leave the country for good (january).
I had the option of getting it in blue online, but I will wait and tour with my mountain bike for now.
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By Hofweber

LHTs running out of stock

I haven't been able to find a 56 olive LHT complete anywhere online, anyone else having buying issues? Sounds like I'll have to wait until december 15th for this.
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,775
Posted By Hofweber

:vandal:

:vandal:
Forum: Touring
10-07-08, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By Hofweber

pump. i've been eying it and deciding between...

pump. i've been eying it and deciding between that and the LHT. I think i'll go with the LHT and just use the track bike for all racing needs.

edit: just ordered the long haul trucker.
Forum: Touring
10-07-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,045
Posted By Hofweber

i think he might be wondering if you take the...

i think he might be wondering if you take the bulk of your travel in one go or if you stop for extended periods throughout the day.
Forum: Touring
10-06-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By Hofweber

http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/clubman/ ...

http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/clubman/

sport bikes are for road riding but aren't racing bikes. companies are finally coming around to the fact that not everyone who rides road wants to...
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