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11-09-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,150
Posted By TruckerMike

One could consider those who 'drive to qualify'...

One could consider those who 'drive to qualify' for mortgages in the cheaper housing that further from their work getting further behind that those better off due to a greater portion of their income...
10-02-11, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,809
Posted By TruckerMike

KM has decent rack mounts now

Sorry for the delay in replying to this thread, but thought the OP would interested to know the 2010/2011 Karate Monkey has two sets of rear eyelets: 1) A pair on the seatstay, above the disc mounts,...
Replies: 11
Views: 5,035
Posted By TruckerMike

Que?

Did you just say that?
Forum: Touring
05-09-11, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,258
Posted By TruckerMike

I'd recommend you swap out the Malahat for the...

I'd recommend you swap out the Malahat for the Sooke-Port Renfrew-Lake Cowichan route (aka Marine Circle Route). More adventure, less 18 wheelers blazing by. Stop in for a quiet lunch in Honeymoon...
11-05-09, 02:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,775
Posted By TruckerMike

So then we're back to: ask 100 people, you'll get...

So then we're back to: ask 100 people, you'll get a 100 answers. Nobody is saying why there's is the perfect PNW bike, just that it IS their PNW bike. Again, not much of an answer, but rather just a...
11-04-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,775
Posted By TruckerMike

Trouble is, how to get the framesaver all over...

Trouble is, how to get the framesaver all over the frame internals? How would you know if you missed a spot, or when to re-apply (this isn't plug an forget stuff)? This is why it's a compromise....
11-03-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,358
Posted By TruckerMike

If it's wet...

watch out for getting blinded by oncoming headlights when raining. Your glasses, with spots of rain on them, will make you see much less when lit up by headlights. Best to run a visor (hat or helmet)...
11-03-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,775
Posted By TruckerMike

The rust usually happens from the inside out (ie...

The rust usually happens from the inside out (ie nothing to do with paint chips). So you'd notice corrosion inside your headtube or bb shell etc.. You can try some stop-gap treatments, but they're...
11-03-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,775
Posted By TruckerMike

Simply put: a locally made, ti cross bike that is...

Simply put: a locally made, ti cross bike that is custom fit. Here's why:

- PNW is hilly: hence lighter frame will help cyclists because they need less watts to move them uphill than heavier steel...
Forum: Touring
11-03-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By TruckerMike

Kojaks

I recommend the 26x1.35 Schwalbe Kojak's. The roll fast (I would guess faster than Paselas) and have puncture resistance pro-guard strip and have reasonable weights. Kojak's are a complete slick, but...
Forum: Touring
06-30-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By TruckerMike

You don't need to test ride to know when a head...

You don't need to test ride to know when a head tube is going to be too short on an LHT in the frame size that has the Effective TT your cockpit needs. Take a measuring tape to the bikes you already...
Forum: Touring
06-30-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,333
Posted By TruckerMike

Bergbikes.com up here on the left coast of Canada...

Bergbikes.com up here on the left coast of Canada does custom ti frames, including rando's and tourers . They have experience with custom racks, rohloff mounts and all kinds of trick braze-on's.
Forum: Touring
06-30-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By TruckerMike

The one that fits !!

You, and the replies, are taking your eye off the ball in your criteria selection. You want the one that FITS !

LHT and Aurora's have very different geometries and one will reward one body type...
06-17-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By TruckerMike

Did you watch the 2008 TdF, specifically the...

Did you watch the 2008 TdF, specifically the periods where Mr. Evans was riding mountains w/o any team members nearby ? If so, how can you really say Popo is so great?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By TruckerMike

You can do like Cactuskid - just get a...

You can do like Cactuskid - just get a www.chaincondom.com to keep the grease off you new VW. You paid all this $$ for a high mpg diesel - why go mess is up with a roof rack increasing your wind...
Forum: Touring
06-16-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By TruckerMike

Go w/Sugino - you'll get a 110bcd and hence...

Go w/Sugino - you'll get a 110bcd and hence better ring availability. Look for Sugino's XD600's to get the better wearing rings. Plus sugino uses the square taper std that is same as Shimano - campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,279
Posted By TruckerMike

How about the one that fits?

How about the bike that fits? Why pay big bucks for off-the-rack? Take a look at this beauty - a custom carbon Absolu. You'll be hearing a lot more about this frame in the months to come.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,215,862
Posted By TruckerMike

Cyfac Nerv

Here's some more French content for this thread....

Wheels: DV46 w/Tufo EliteRide23's
Group: Force
Computer: ErgomoPro
Frame size: XL (stock)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,597
Posted By TruckerMike

255g rotational is significant savings. Guys...

255g rotational is significant savings. Guys spend hundreds to get pedals from 250-260g to 180g w/ti spindles. With tubulars, you don't need the rim strips, and the glue is really negligible weight....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,852
Posted By TruckerMike

Depends on my goal for the ride. If I have a race...

Depends on my goal for the ride. If I have a race on the weekend, I'm not going to go anerobic on a group ride, so I'll let 'em burn matches all day and stick to my plan. If its a tempo day, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,597
Posted By TruckerMike

To the guys stuggling to remove glued tires on...

To the guys stuggling to remove glued tires on side of road: consider the Tufo tubulars and carrying their sealant. Short of a big gash, you can fix this type since the internals are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,404
Posted By TruckerMike

Few more tips for the OP: 1) Most OE stems...

Few more tips for the OP:

1) Most OE stems today can be flipped. This is a cheap and easy way to get desired bar height w/o too many spacers.

2) Watch out for stock cranks at 172.5. You'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,404
Posted By TruckerMike

x100 Hendley knows what he's talking about,...

x100

Hendley knows what he's talking about, and I could not have said it better. I'm 6'0 w/35" inseam, and found traditional geometry frames with >170mm head tubes were the target. Professional...
Forum: Foo
02-15-09, 12:06 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 77,251
Posted By TruckerMike

I'll do one better: don't leave #3 to chance,...

I'll do one better: don't leave #3 to chance, send only PDF's of your letters. There's no way the PDF can be wrong, but there's a dozen ways the versions of MS work etc can screw you (ie how it looks...
Forum: Touring
01-31-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,011
Posted By TruckerMike

Nice build - thanks for all the great build pics....

Nice build - thanks for all the great build pics. What are your thoughts on using a torque wrench for a high-end rig like this? Over-kill or the only way to go?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,382
Posted By TruckerMike

so you're basically at or above LT on all the...

so you're basically at or above LT on all the decent grades. NICE! Now, what about the guys who want to train their aerobic fitness or do group rides with their teams? I mean, in the off-season, how...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,382
Posted By TruckerMike

Spin brotha, spin! I can guarantte that your...

Spin brotha, spin! I can guarantte that your 39-23 on the twelve percent is slow-cadence slog at anything aerobic. Can you stay seated after 10 percent? Compact will save your knees and keep that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By TruckerMike

What's your goal? Improving aerobic fitness?...

What's your goal? Improving aerobic fitness? Working on improving LT? What tools are at your disposal - HR monitor? Wattage?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,165
Posted By TruckerMike

CF every time. Better damping, lighter and easier...

CF every time. Better damping, lighter and easier to get to tolerances. With ti its such a pain to get the alignment right (read: cold working).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,382
Posted By TruckerMike

Chainline is the big difference. On the double,...

Chainline is the big difference. On the double, it's better because there's less extreme cross-chaining. If you want range, get the compact double crankset (110 bcd), and pair it with a cassette with...
11-28-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By TruckerMike

A520's rocks

A520's are my go-to pedal for winter riding. No problem getting the booties over my Sidi Dominator5's. Don't miss my looks at all since I"m not sprinting. Come spring, I'll go back to the Keo for...
11-28-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By TruckerMike

X2 for Nikwax wash-in

X2. Just rode in today with horrendous rain (8 deg C) for 45 min with my ShowersPass Elite...and my wool jersey was dry. A combination of right outside temperature, eVent and keeping my HR low meant...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,952
Posted By TruckerMike

Another vote for Chrome Metropolis

It's waterproof, holds all my work clothes, lunch and has room for a few extra's. I max it out from time to time, but it's so heavy at that point that I feel I've maxed out the single-shoulder strap...
Forum: Touring
10-17-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By TruckerMike

Recommend again hwy3 Crowsnet cause it the most...

Recommend again hwy3 Crowsnet cause it the most dangerous of the lot. Narrow shoulder and narrow, twisty hwy. Sorely outdated road (hence the local Mayors are asking the province to upgrade it). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By TruckerMike

Mighty Riders

Mighty has em...Broadway@Ontario
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,087
Posted By TruckerMike

Arkel Briefcase

The OP might enjoy Arkel's Briefcase (http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/briefcase/overview.asp?fl=1&site=cdn)

Seems to have what you're looking for.
Forum: Touring
10-08-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,491
Posted By TruckerMike

Packing

Consider keep stuff that gets the scent of food or toiletries confined to one bag, and the rest in a seperate bag (ie your other pannier). So clothes, tools, maps etc go in left pannier, and your...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By TruckerMike

Here's a few: - Marinoni Sportivo (formally...

Here's a few:

- Marinoni Sportivo (formally Ciclo). I have one, and really like it.

- Gunnar Sport

- DeKerf Prodigy

- Salsa Pistola
Forum: Touring
09-11-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By TruckerMike

This is the first bike to get me excited in some...

This is the first bike to get me excited in some time. Those who like Sherpa's and LHT for gravel roads like those in Alaska, TCT etc should be giddy. Much less $ than Gunnar Rocktour or Tout...
Replies: 49
Views: 2,708
Posted By TruckerMike

Cyfac

I think the bike you want is called the Cyfac RandoNERV. Alu front triangle, CF fork and rear triangle. Designed to bolt-on all the usual accessories. I ride a steel Marinoni and a Cyfac Nerv...
07-30-08, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By TruckerMike

Don't forget hands and feet Vik! After a long...

Don't forget hands and feet Vik! After a long cool wet winter/spring of riding here in Vancouver, my focus is on getting proper winter shoes instead of messing around with overbooties. For hands,...
07-29-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,712
Posted By TruckerMike

TSL: like your style! Those Nashbars look nifty....

TSL: like your style! Those Nashbars look nifty. I've got that Arkel too - still learning what it can do.
Forum: Touring
07-28-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By TruckerMike

Hokkaido speaks the truth. It's pretty torn up as...

Hokkaido speaks the truth. It's pretty torn up as of last weekend. They're making good progress, but it's just not there yet for bikes.
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By TruckerMike

I ride the 26" on my commute. Never flatted. Seem...

I ride the 26" on my commute. Never flatted. Seem good and very nice price.
Replies: 1,027
Views: 556,530
Posted By TruckerMike

You touched on a thought I had recently about...

You touched on a thought I had recently about these large seatbags. From my perspective, the capacity need is either a) multi day b) overnighter or c) single day. If you're 'c', then I don't see the...
Forum: Touring
07-12-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,650
Posted By TruckerMike

+1 for Showers Pass...but I wouldn't take it on...

+1 for Showers Pass...but I wouldn't take it on tour as it's too bulky to pack (like all waterproof breathable jackets). More of a commuter jacket. recommend a water resistant, quick-dry microft type...
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By TruckerMike

resources

Some resources for you:

1) Google "self propelled outdoor club". These guys are local and go FAR. You'll learn a lot about routes by joining this club.

2) Buy the TransCanadaTrail book for BC....
Forum: Touring
05-29-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By TruckerMike

Recommend you ship to www.simonsbikeshop.com....

Recommend you ship to www.simonsbikeshop.com. It's right downtown where bus and rail access is best for you to connect with your bike. Also, their head mechanic is one of the best in the city. Call...
05-29-08, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By TruckerMike

The key move is to watch it on Rogers or Shaw...

The key move is to watch it on Rogers or Shaw with a DVR. FFWD the endless bowflex adds is priceless when you come home from work to watch the day's stage.
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