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06-26-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 645
Posted By NoControl

Bikes come and go. I have no sentimental...

Bikes come and go. I have no sentimental attachments to any of them. I do have regrets about not buying certain bikes though. For instance, I had a chance to buy one of Sheldon Brown's personal bikes...
06-22-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,936
Posted By NoControl

Agree fully. The hunt is part of the thrill. I...

Agree fully. The hunt is part of the thrill. I collected guns for years. After I inherited all of my father's guns, I went on a crazed, gun-buying rampage (pre-obama, when everything gun-related was...
06-22-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By NoControl

No apologies necessary from this end, I found it...

No apologies necessary from this end, I found it to be quite humorous.
06-20-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By NoControl

I like the older, all-original drop bar bikes,...

I like the older, all-original drop bar bikes, but some are just begging for modern components, especially if the OG components are beat. A lot of the lugged steel frames with stamped drop-outs are...
06-16-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,754
Posted By NoControl

One of the best things I like about the work I do...

One of the best things I like about the work I do is making a beautiful old rustbucket into a working rider again.
06-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,754
Posted By NoControl

Cleaning and polishing. I have OCD, so I spend...

Cleaning and polishing. I have OCD, so I spend way more time at it than is necessary. Sometimes I'll remove all the spokes, hand-polish them, re-lace the wheel, true and tension it, only to decide I...
06-04-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,728
Posted By NoControl

This is very close to my methodology, Kurt. ...

This is very close to my methodology, Kurt.

1. If I know I'll buy the bike for their asking price, then I'll happily meet them halfway if that's what they want. Some people do not want you to...
06-04-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By NoControl

Drawing a blank here, but I sure would like to...

Drawing a blank here, but I sure would like to have legs like that! :winter:
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,667
Posted By NoControl

Nice find! I'm a sucker for old Japanese steel,...

Nice find! I'm a sucker for old Japanese steel, and I have a hoard of Miyatas, Centurions, Univegas, Bridgestones, and a Panasonic here or there.
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,523
Posted By NoControl

I'm amazed at how long this thread has gotten.

I'm amazed at how long this thread has gotten.
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,906
Posted By NoControl

I've got Marathons on my Troll, BTW. Love 'em.

I've got Marathons on my Troll, BTW. Love 'em.
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,906
Posted By NoControl

Sweet bike, Al.

Sweet bike, Al.
05-29-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,968
Posted By NoControl

Especially if they are full of waste cat litter....

Especially if they are full of waste cat litter. :D
05-29-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,968
Posted By NoControl

What do you call a pair of cat litter boxes...

What do you call a pair of cat litter boxes affixed to your rack? Feliners? :foo:
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,740
Posted By NoControl

I have an OMM on my ECR. Even with the 29+ tires,...

I have an OMM on my ECR. Even with the 29+ tires, there is ample room.

OP: I think the OMM racks is your best option, considering that any 5mm eyelets added would cost you dearly. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,793
Posted By NoControl

This is a good point. I wholeheartedly agree with...

This is a good point. I wholeheartedly agree with the noodle idea because, if it gives my wife a bit more confidence and a little less worry about riding in traffic, then I'm all for it. I tell her...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By NoControl

I had a nice LHT with 26" wheels, and the idiot...

I had a nice LHT with 26" wheels, and the idiot inside me came out and made me sell it. Since then, I now have a Troll and an ECR. The ECR is a beast on anything non-paved, and the Troll fills in...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,056
Posted By NoControl

We had snow last week.

We had snow last week.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,332
Posted By NoControl

Whoa whoa whoa, Brother! I got nothing against...

Whoa whoa whoa, Brother! I got nothing against vegans whatsoever! I'm a part-timer myself. I was commenting on the previous poster's many vegans rubbing it in your face about how vegan they are......
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,332
Posted By NoControl

This gave me a chuckle. I have a friend who loves...

This gave me a chuckle. I have a friend who loves bicycles, loves riding, and would be down for all kinds of touring. Unfortunately, he wears his vegan status like a barbed club, and whacks you with...
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By NoControl

Priceless! :roflmao2:

Priceless! :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By NoControl

I think the new Marathon GT 365 tires are akin to...

I think the new Marathon GT 365 tires are akin to the old Extremes. I just sold a bike that had the GT 365's on, and the new owner called me, gushing about how nice they were for on/off road. I may...
05-10-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,818
Posted By NoControl

I did the entire AT on Clif Bars and giant-sized...

I did the entire AT on Clif Bars and giant-sized Paydays and Snickers. The Paydays and Snickers were tastier, provided more energy, and were cheaper to boot. These days I'm into the salty Clif bars,...
05-06-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By NoControl

When I saw the title for this thread, I thought...

When I saw the title for this thread, I thought it was going to be a new term for a painful saddle...
05-06-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,033
Posted By NoControl

On my daily ride there's a meadow with a pony, a...

On my daily ride there's a meadow with a pony, a donkey, and a burro. I'm smitten with them, and many times we've stopped to pet them and offer carrots, etc. I've named them, Pony Boy, Donkey-Donk,...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By NoControl

Skunks are indeed lovely creatures. Very...

Skunks are indeed lovely creatures. Very affectionate as pets when tame. My wife's grandfather had one that loved to sit on the toilet (lid closed) and watch him shave every morning.
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,418
Posted By NoControl

For me the difference between 26" and 700c is a...

For me the difference between 26" and 700c is a wash. My Troll, which is sporting 2" tires, is fun and comfy. My Diverge, which has 700x35's on it, rolls fast and easy, albeit slightly rougher. All...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,092
Posted By NoControl

Especially jefnvk 's underwear!

Especially jefnvk 's underwear!
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,056
Posted By NoControl

A rainy day is like riding uphill. When you...

A rainy day is like riding uphill. When you finally reach the summit and go downhill, holds the same joy as a ray of sunshine after a long rainy period. Don't be angry with things beyond your control...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,225
Posted By NoControl

I had a nightly skunk problem, but when I used a...

I had a nightly skunk problem, but when I used a ton of pesticide and killed all of the crickets around my house, they don't bother me anymore. Now all we got is bears. :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By NoControl

I have an old-ish Rockhopper frame that is just...

I have an old-ish Rockhopper frame that is just waiting for some lovin'. Its surprisingly-light and durable. I'm of the opinion that all of these similar steel frames from Trek, Gary Fisher, and...
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By NoControl

I'm very good friends with a forum member here,...

I'm very good friends with a forum member here, who has the Evasion, and I have the Troll. His is fancy, and mine is, well, a Troll. Both bikes are sweet, but if I'd know of Crust when I bought my...
Forum: Touring
04-12-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,814
Posted By NoControl

I've always had a separate tarp or a mylar space ...

I've always had a separate tarp or a mylar space space blanket as an extra backup. If its lightly raining, I just nut up and make the best of it. If its a downpour, I set up the extra little tarp to...
Forum: Foo
04-04-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Winner! Its a great car, but not much cargo...

Winner! Its a great car, but not much cargo capability.
Forum: Touring
04-02-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By NoControl

I bought a Kifaru Woobie years ago when I was...

I bought a Kifaru Woobie years ago when I was motorcycle touring. I still use it when bike touring. Love it.
Forum: Foo
04-02-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

This describes nearly every toyota truck around...

This describes nearly every toyota truck around here.
Forum: Foo
03-27-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Um, I am the OP, genec, and yes, I do want to...

Um, I am the OP, genec, and yes, I do want to avoid complicated electronics.

I wonder if vehicles are still being made somewhere in the world that do not have all of the electronics? What about...
Forum: Foo
03-27-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Best truck I ever had was a 1991 2WD Ranger. Took...

Best truck I ever had was a 1991 2WD Ranger. Took that truck everywhere!
Forum: Foo
03-26-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Well I had that board replaced, but no issues...

Well I had that board replaced, but no issues with seals or windows or anything else for that matter. Its been a decent truck, and I'd buy it again if I had the chance.
Forum: Foo
03-26-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

When I lived in Germany (all of the '80's), parts...

When I lived in Germany (all of the '80's), parts for all of these cars were plentiful and dirt cheap. Unfortunately here, nothing is cheap, and anything affordable is beat beat beat. My 2011 F150 is...
Forum: Foo
03-26-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Ah, I see! When I lived in TX, I had an old...

Ah, I see!

When I lived in TX, I had an old Chevy LUV truck with no AC. Back then I never really thought much about it, honestly. But I worked outside and was very acclimated. Same with FL. I had...
Forum: Foo
03-25-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Why an after-market A/C, Skidder? Are the OEm...

Why an after-market A/C, Skidder? Are the OEm A/C's crap or something?
Forum: Foo
03-25-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Well there are certainly more Volvos around here...

Well there are certainly more Volvos around here than Mercedes - especially the 200 or 300 series. An older Volvo, while still a rarity may be a decent candidate for this little charade.
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 7,173
Posted By NoControl

Kinda cool. My daughter has three White West...

Kinda cool. My daughter has three White West Highland Terriers named, Ramses, Osiris, and Horace.
Forum: Foo
03-24-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Word. Would love to have a 240D wagon, with...

Word.

Would love to have a 240D wagon, with a spare engine and drivetrain plus miscellaneous parts to keep it running forever. If I was luck enough to get one from Arizona or Nevada, it'd be...
Forum: Foo
03-24-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

I like what you say about the GEM boards. My 2011...

I like what you say about the GEM boards. My 2011 F150 needed to have the main board replaced, at a cost of $600 to me. Even if I had the board/CPU/whatever on hand, replacing it without...
Forum: Foo
03-23-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Not really, DL. I could get everything I listed...

Not really, DL. I could get everything I listed in the criteria if I had a Chevy C10 pickup or a Ford F100, but then again, you've got the redneck factor with those. I have nothing against rednecks,...
Forum: Foo
03-23-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Yeah I know. This is still probably the best...

Yeah I know. This is still probably the best choice. Easy to fix. Easy to drive. Sucks in the winter. I had a 1959 in Germany, and had to drive to work, scraping the windshield inside and out on the...
Forum: Foo
03-23-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

I had a 1970 BMW 1602, which was excellent. The...

I had a 1970 BMW 1602, which was excellent. The reason I'm not keen on the BMWs or Mercedes - despite their inherent longevity - is that parts are woefully scarce here.
Forum: Foo
03-23-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By NoControl

Funny you should say that, because that's more or...

Funny you should say that, because that's more or less what I'm talking about. I worked for years with someone who had one - 1990, I believe. That thing had more miles than you could count, and it...
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