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Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By Liquidspacehead

I already have one. Its ky fiances. But I want a...

I already have one. Its ky fiances. But I want a new bike. That is the reason I'm doing all this
Forum: Touring
12-23-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Best touring set up for under $1,500?

So I haven't been riding as long as most of you reading this now. I started as a kid for fun but into my adult years for serious and it became my main and only form of transportation. I have ridden...
12-19-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Liquidspacehead

totally thought you were talking to me. My high...

totally thought you were talking to me. My high ass... sorry bud hahaha
12-19-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Liquidspacehead

No sir it would not. I just thought I made it...

No sir it would not. I just thought I made it more clear is all. But I am not going to go through with this anytimeanytime I have the tektro brakes off the trek but the shifters failed out so I left...
12-19-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Forgive me for sounding so "green", but what does...

Forgive me for sounding so "green", but what does FD mean? I also plan to replace the cables and housing ANYWAY so this is mostly why I wanna try and ask about this now. I may just wait ti replace...
12-19-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Liquidspacehead

I dont think you understand my wording. I AM...

I dont think you understand my wording. I AM trying to bring the levers with the brakes... that's why posted pictures if the levers to begin with bud. I want to bring the shifters and the brakes to...
12-18-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Component questions

So i am trying to fix up an old bike for my commuter. I have a bridgestone city limit. I have to re adjust the brakes because who I got the bike from didn't put them on right and cut the cable far...
12-17-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

A better update

So the riding I will be primarily doing will be on roads and light gravel. Never too much heavy stuff. I live in Asheville NC so it snows maybe 2 or 4 times a year but mostly it's normal weather....
12-17-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

My boss actually traded me a really cool vintage...

My boss actually traded me a really cool vintage Bridgestone city limit bike that seems to be built to take a beating. So I will be fusing the better parts of the trek with this one! I am hoping to...
12-15-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

The baby girl in the background was my old salsa...

The baby girl in the background was my old salsa casserole I got but is too small so I'm building for my fiance btw
12-15-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Better quality to come
12-14-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Weirdly enough I went to the local recyclery...

Weirdly enough I went to the local recyclery today and made a temporary commuter. It's an old trek mtn bike, I only picked it because it was the only bike in tact. I can make the upgrades I need for...
12-13-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

I did clarify in earlier posts that I wouldn't be...

I did clarify in earlier posts that I wouldn't be doing more than 40 road miles a trip maybe more but very rarely as in maybe anually. Typically I wouldn't be riding more than 20 miles at most on...
12-13-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Thought that I mentioned in a post that I want...

Thought that I mentioned in a post that I want drop bars but I am open to getting flat bar if the bike that suits me is flat bar. I understand this can be confusing but I gave the example of the rove...
12-13-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

I dont mind upgrading parts later on it's a...

I dont mind upgrading parts later on it's a matter of gathering the entire amount and I will be more then flexible to buy those things later. I'm not between the kona Rove and trek ds 3
12-13-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Thank you and i apologize for any attitude I may...

Thank you and i apologize for any attitude I may have seemed to show! Thank you got your help
12-12-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

I also wouldn't call any of the bikes being...

I also wouldn't call any of the bikes being discussed lower end. Maybe if you were talking about $300 and $400 bikes I'd understand but $800-$1000 is not low end. Yes I understand bikes can average...
12-12-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Thank you! I appreciate the help and also the...

Thank you! I appreciate the help and also the suspension has a lockout system as well so you dont have to use it unless you need to
12-11-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Lol I know or both of the bikes I actually was...

Lol I know or both of the bikes I actually was between them but I couldn't justify paying that much for lack of some things that other decent bikes in that range cost. I hate carbon and can not...
12-11-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

So what is the deal with the hydraulic fork?...

So what is the deal with the hydraulic fork? What's the maintenance on that?
12-11-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

THANK you! Will be looking into this bike

THANK you! Will be looking into this bike
12-11-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

No need to mock my wording. And I have bought...

No need to mock my wording. And I have bought used my whole life. I dont like having parts wear down on me faster than I wear them down. And things that are older than they seem. As well as buying...
12-11-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

So what shifting are you suggesting? Downtube?...

So what shifting are you suggesting? Downtube? I'm just not familiar with friction shifting. And if you had to buy a bike complete from a company for under 1000 today what would you buy? Your...
12-11-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Liquidspacehead

ANY advice is appreciated

I recently was looking to purchase a good strong commuter and something I can comfortably ride long rides and some gravel as well perhaps. I was hung up on surly and salsa for a long time but I would...
10-22-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Liquidspacehead

I recently changed the gear cable and I dont...

I recently changed the gear cable and I dont believe I shifted the shifter correctly before reinstalling the cable. I am leaving town for a festival but for now I took my derailleur off and removed...
10-21-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Nothing moved. What now? I have a video as well...

Nothing moved. What now? I have a video as well but it wont let me post it... anyway what could the problem be? Something seems locked. The shifting doesn't seem to anything at all to the derailleur
10-21-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Please help ASAP, front derailleur locked up

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10-17-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Na just a lot of back and forth thinking and...

Na just a lot of back and forth thinking and debating over it
10-15-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Honestly after hours and days of thinking I was...

Honestly after hours and days of thinking I was going to build this amazing bike... I think this advice is best. A complete journeyman is most likely my best choice although, having done some...
10-14-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Liquidspacehead

I never mentioned a 2x because I do noy know the...

I never mentioned a 2x because I do noy know the appeal behind that either. And the only and i stress ONLY reason i wanted SRAM is due to I could order from the jbi bike catalog and get it discounted...
10-14-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Help me officially build my Surly Long Haul Trucker!!

I will be purchasing a LHT frame from surly within the next month! I am first and fore most looking to what groupset is best for me! I am ordering through a friends bike shop so I will get a major...
10-05-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Well everyone, my next question is should I...

Well everyone, my next question is should I continue down this path to find the one bike to rule them all? Or should I build my own bike from a long haul trucker frame (the TRUE bike I wanted)? I saw...
10-03-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Honestly some of the best advice I've gotten! I...

Honestly some of the best advice I've gotten! I want what is toughest and best for smooth long rides and decent short commutes. I dont mind .aking after market upgrades to meet the higher standards...
10-02-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Color is secondary. Although surly(who I'm...

Color is secondary. Although surly(who I'm leaning toward currently) does offer. Much better variety. I guess my final conclude us if I CAN put drop bars on a surly flat bar later, ag the expense of...
10-02-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Liquidspacehead

I am also very okay with getting a newer version...

I am also very okay with getting a newer version of what I have. I mostly just want the new. I want things I can how old and worn they are and what I did wrong etc. My wife to be also loves my...
10-02-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Thank you so much! So what your saying is, if I...

Thank you so much! So what your saying is, if I do get the cross check in flat bars, the only reasonable way to convert to drop bars is bar end shifters? I'm good with that if rhay is the case but I...
09-30-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Surly Cross Check or Salsa Journeyman??!!?!

So i am soon to invest in a new bike. I want a good commuter, gravel and touring bike. Touring is the least of the three things I am looking for but I currently ride a salsa casseroll and love the...
09-20-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Now THAT is what I want to hear! I am using a...

Now THAT is what I want to hear! I am using a wheel that was on a trek bike just to get through today so I can fix
09-19-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Salsa Casseroll still needs work...

So if anyone is familiar with my previous post I apologize but my salsa casseroll still needs help... I am having an issue with my spokes I am assuming, only because they keep coming lose in my back...
09-19-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Actually I am looking heavily at the Salsa...

Actually I am looking heavily at the Salsa Journeyman right now! I like the shifters better, a little cheaper than either of the other two bikes and it has all I need! Any thoughts on the journeyman?
09-18-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Liquidspacehead

So what style brakes are you using now? Disc?

So what style brakes are you using now? Disc?
09-18-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Liquidspacehead

Salsa Marrakesh vs Surly Long Haul Trucker

Slowly getting into the light touring world I LOVE my salsa casseroll, so does my wife. So much so that she is asking me for my bike! I want to upgrade in order to pass on my wheels... which will not...
09-18-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Liquidspacehead

so I can tighten my cable tension (which is too...

so I can tighten my cable tension (which is too low, my brake lever almost touches my handlebars) and loosen the spring tension? They are deff off on each side when it comes to hitting the rim... or...
09-18-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Liquidspacehead

See there is my problem. I cant properly adjust...

See there is my problem. I cant properly adjust them and for some reason they just dont seem to want to line jo correctly. the set up on them is using a cable link if you think switching that type...
09-17-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By Liquidspacehead

2012 Salsa Casseroll needs help!!

I recently got myself a beautiful 2012 Salsa Casseroll and let me tell ya, DREAM COME TRUE. I have some maintenance I would like to do to her but I am also slightly a novice to the sense. I want to...
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