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Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Just wanted to say, those are some sweet bikes. ...

Just wanted to say, those are some sweet bikes.

I'd love to see more trekking style bikes in the US.. but as that model only lasted a year or two in the early 90's I doubt that will happen...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Use both blues using a harlequin wrap.

Use both blues using a harlequin wrap.
07-13-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,425
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Wanna come over and see my... Segments sometime?

Wanna come over and see my... Segments sometime?
07-07-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,158
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

I used to do stuff like that all the time on my...

I used to do stuff like that all the time on my Cadex, destroyed the rockshock mag 20 but the frame lives on with zero assplosions in the last 28 years. Granted Im also 28 years older now and don't...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,443
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

I don't know a thing about how Rohloffs are...

I don't know a thing about how Rohloffs are installed but in their blog post it has the following.

"Rohloff internally geared hub compatible using the upper rack mount on the NDS dropout. The boss...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,443
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Well maybe not greatly reduced cost. They added...

Well maybe not greatly reduced cost.
They added a color back (g-pa's thermos) to the LHT listings and it's $1550 vs $1350 for last years colors.

::Edited to add:: ahh the green one is also speced...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,443
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

New Disk Trucker out now

Seems to be a lot of changes on the new Disk Trucker

Taller Stack
Shorter Chainstays (minus 10mm)
Brifters
Thru Axles

https://surlybikes.com/bikes/disc_trucker...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Any bike you have is better than the bike you...

Any bike you have is better than the bike you don't have for touring.

I'd go ahead and get the gear you want as most or all of it will work with any future bike you want. And a shiny new touring...
05-09-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

USPS has been doing pretty good getting stuff...

USPS has been doing pretty good getting stuff here.
FEDEX on the other hand has been nothing but poopoo
Ordered some tires from bike24 so will see how shipping from Germany is...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Thanks for the heads up. I was just looking for...

Thanks for the heads up. I was just looking for some less expensive saddle options.
04-12-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,864
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Carbon bike, Steel fork, 28 years and nothing has...

Carbon bike, Steel fork, 28 years and nothing has exploded yet. Well the rockshock mag 20 exploded the first year thus the stock fork being put back on.

https://i.imgur.com/VCU3hNr.jpg

Pardon...
04-07-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

You can search for exact size like 40-599 but not...

You can search for exact size like 40-599 but not all 26" tires whatever width.
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,813
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

For those that don't know the OP is talking about...

For those that don't know the OP is talking about lightweight cots... not an old army folding cot. Basically thin nylon held up by some plastic legs and aluminum tent pole sections.

...
04-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

how about a locking steel shed? ...

how about a locking steel shed?


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x800/metal_shed_bike_storage_94a022f5cb685567579e1fa5398674138b1d8dbe.jpg
03-31-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,543
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

You might want to check out the Garmin Edge...

You might want to check out the Garmin Edge Explore. It's just a tiny bit smaller than the 1030, but quite a bit bigger than the 530's and it's only around $250.

The main things it's missing...
03-26-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Atsko Sport Wash, the best thing for getting the...

Atsko Sport Wash, the best thing for getting the stink out of sports fabrics.
03-25-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,397
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

And Walmart picked up from what Sears did even...

And Walmart picked up from what Sears did even longer ago.
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,918
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

I would say get an older one. Threadless headsets...

I would say get an older one. Threadless headsets (Aheadset) were invented in 1990, so you should see them on many higher end 90's mountain bikes starting around 92-93
Forum: Touring
03-20-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,095
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

The brakes on the 1.1 are cable actuated...

The brakes on the 1.1 are cable actuated hydraulic brakes. The cable goes to the caliper where the master cylinder* is located.

*or whatever replaces the master cylinder in these brakes.
Forum: Touring
02-29-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,678
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

The Bicycle Touring Pro youtube channel has a few...

The Bicycle Touring Pro youtube channel has a few Looooooog videos (1, 3, 6 hours even) if you feel like a marathon. youtube.com/user/bicycletouringpro/featured
02-28-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,270
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Yep thanks :)

Yep thanks :)
02-27-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,270
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

My first bike was an Iverson Roadrunner like this...

My first bike was an Iverson Roadrunner like this

No can linky yet
i.imgur.com/H7iCbFE.jpg
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,128
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Are 'low end" components really that unreliable? ...

Are 'low end" components really that unreliable?
From what I have seen, they are mostly just heaver, and missing some bleeding edge features.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-01-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,226
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

Just to add a bit more for anyone thinking about...

Just to add a bit more for anyone thinking about doing this in the future.

For the IL-IN part you can take U.S. Bicycle Route 36 ( OpenCycleMap.org - the OpenStreetMap Cycle Map...
06-03-13, 11:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,555
Posted By Twang -O- Doom

I read this thread the other day and it got me...

I read this thread the other day and it got me curious about my bike, I never bothered to weigh it before but it checks out at 20.8 lbs.

It's a 1992 Cadex (Giant) CFM-1 that I bought used back in...
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