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04-22-19, 12:15 PM
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Posted By trail_monkey

Anythings possible lol.

Anythings possible lol.
04-22-19, 05:40 AM
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Posted By trail_monkey

Yes I have had a few minor injuries to my right...

Yes I have had a few minor injuries to my right arm through my career but none that needed medical attention. Iíve banged it around a few times and caused knots on my tricep and once rattled my wrist...
04-21-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By trail_monkey

I was wondering this myself. I tend to use my...

I was wondering this myself. I tend to use my right side harder as it is my dominate side. So maybe a little self awareness can do wonders. I do know on my ride I had the fatigue diminish at times...
04-21-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By trail_monkey

Tricep fatigue but only one arm

Disclaimer....I am 48 years old and have been a blue collar laborer my entire life. I am also right handed. So maybe my right arm is just telling me that it's a little worn out from years of...
09-09-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

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Posted By trail_monkey

I just sent my friend a text to see if he can dig...

I just sent my friend a text to see if he can dig up some old information on the Landis. He used to own a bike shop in the early 90s through the early 2000ís and that was the first brand he sold...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

yes as far as looks the Landis is a much nicer...

yes as far as looks the Landis is a much nicer looking bike with the paint scheme. Unfortunately itís been rode hard and itís got some pretty bad scrapes and scratches on it. Mechanically it looks...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

Apparently that brand (Landis) was very unpopular...

Apparently that brand (Landis) was very unpopular or was around for a very short time and didnít sell too many. If anybody could find any information on this brand I would like to have a link...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

i guess to me itís a compliment to fix up a nicer...

i guess to me itís a compliment to fix up a nicer bike and make it a SS. I like all kinds of bikes. Iím not sure the 700c wheels on the landis are salvageable anyways. The rear is pretty bent and the...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

i am saying theyíre worth doing something with. ...

i am saying theyíre worth doing something with. I wouldnít waste my time with a piece of junk turning it into a single speed urban commuter.
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Posted By trail_monkey

I will have to Google that stuff but Iím sure I...

I will have to Google that stuff but Iím sure I can find some. Thank you
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Posted By trail_monkey

what can I do about the bad paint scuffs and the...

what can I do about the bad paint scuffs and the surface rust without re-painting the frame? I donít wanna make it worse and scratch the crap out of all the paint that surrounds it but I have to do...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

I was amazed to find the lack of lugs on the...

I was amazed to find the lack of lugs on the front fork of the Landis. I donít know if thatís a bad or good sign. The Landis has a lot more paint scrapes which have surface rust on them and they...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

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Posted By trail_monkey

I already did this with my Panasonic which I...

I already did this with my Panasonic which I found in the same pile. It was in better condition than either of these two and probably higher and bike in its time than either of these two. That bike...
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Posted By trail_monkey

The Landis, it turns out, was sold locally out...

The Landis, it turns out, was sold locally out of a bike shop that a friend of mine used to own. The sticker is on the seat tube. I called him and he said they were a lower end bike shop bike that...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

The Takara actually has wheels that spin free,...

The Takara actually has wheels that spin free, are true and do not have excessive run out, working brakes, working shifters and deraileurs. The brake hoods are trashed but I have a set of levers off...
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Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

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I just noticed the takara has a threaded stud in...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

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Views: 1,122
Posted By trail_monkey

Are these worth anything?

I found these two bikes laying in the rain today at a junk pile of bicycles. This is the same pile where I found my old Panasonic over a year ago. Are they anything special or just low end stuff?...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-30-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By trail_monkey

Trail affects flop. More rake lessens trail which...

Trail affects flop. More rake lessens trail which can lessen flop.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By trail_monkey

After doing more research I think I am going to...

After doing more research I think I am going to stick with the ECR 29er fork. Now to see if I can sell my 2 Salsa forks. Didn't mean to post a bunch of jibberish.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-18, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By trail_monkey

Need help with geometry changes

This involves fork length but I figure an experienced frame builder will still have the knowledge to help. I built my rigid 650B hardtail 4 years ago using a Salsa cromto grande grande steel fork...
07-09-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By trail_monkey

by minimum angle I assume you mean leaning...

by minimum angle I assume you mean leaning forward more? I actually did an experiment one time and dropped my stem down on my old gravel bike and went for a fast 14 mile ride. What I found was that I...
07-08-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By trail_monkey

Thanks for sharing that

Thanks for sharing that
07-08-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By trail_monkey

understandable

understandable
07-08-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By trail_monkey

oh I gotcha. I thought when you said it was...

oh I gotcha. I thought when you said it was related to my fit you meant the fact that I had too short a stem and was too uptight.
07-08-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By trail_monkey

well I had a longer stem in a little bit more...

well I had a longer stem in a little bit more reach and I thought the bike felt pretty good but then I started experimenting to go shorter and more upright and I do think the problems got exaggerated...
07-08-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By trail_monkey

i may may be over gearing cause at times if I...

i may may be over gearing cause at times if I want to maintain pace with my buddy or group I have to crank out the next gear down to keep my mph up. They might be stronger riders than I so this might...
07-08-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By trail_monkey

it may be normal but I just wanted to make sure I...

it may be normal but I just wanted to make sure I wasnít doing something wrong lol.
07-08-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By trail_monkey

Upright and reach effects on lower back

This isn't going to be a question like you may suspect based off the title. I started riding my rigid hardtail with Jones H bars almost exclusively as a do it all bike. I ride lots of gravel with...
04-26-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By trail_monkey

While we are on the subject of Oakleyís, does...

While we are on the subject of Oakleyís, does anyone know of a way to keep the silicone side boots on the earpieces from deteriorating over time. Iím ready to replace my second set because they get...
04-26-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By trail_monkey

Thanks for all the replies guys. Iím going to...

Thanks for all the replies guys. Iím going to look into some replacements by fuse. I have no idea what tint yet. The $19 price tag is pretty tempting although they are not polarized and with my...
04-26-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By trail_monkey

The first link I posted has transition lenses and...

The first link I posted has transition lenses and theyíre only $50. Have you heard anything about that company quality?
04-26-18, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By trail_monkey

Best shade tint?

I always wear some sort of eye protection when I ride as I am blind in one eye. I ride mainly gravel roads. I have Oakley Flak Jackets that I wear daily for work (safety glasses), cycling, and...
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

From what I read they put one canister in cold...

From what I read they put one canister in cold water and one canister they wrap a towel around to warm it up. The idea is if Iím reading correctly, that you never get all the last gas out of a...
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 05:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

Thank you. I doubt all waste my money and even...

Thank you. I doubt all waste my money and even worry about it. Somewhere I had read that it was common practice for certain people to do this so I just thought Iíd ask. Iím just going to toss that...
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

https://www.amazon.com/Gas-R1-Cartridge-Exchanger-...

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Yes they are cheap and Iím not really too worried about the...
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

I can still feel a little bit of fuel shaking...

I can still feel a little bit of fuel shaking around in this Coleman canister. I got a couple questions. Is that transfer valve that Iíve seen on Amazon worth what it is claimed to do? Iím talking...
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

After my boil test with the Primus fuel in my...

After my boil test with the Primus fuel in my garage I was curious to see what that stove would do in the wind with a good fuel canister. So I came out to my patio and it is significantly breezier...
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

Well I stopped at the local Walmart on my way...

Well I stopped at the local Walmart on my way home today and they had one canister of primus power fuel sitting there with all the Coleman stuff like what I had recently purchased. The Primus was...
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

I have been offered a full refund by the company....

I have been offered a full refund by the company. Even though I have determined that the stove is not at fault I am thinking I may be better off returning it and buying an MSR pocket rocket as it...
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 05:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

I’m going to go run a test this morning in room...

I’m going to go run a test this morning in room temperature garage with no wind. I did some research and have found out that the Coleman fuel I bought from Walmart is an extremely poor blend to use...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

Yeah thatís why I was asking earlier about the...

Yeah thatís why I was asking earlier about the temperatures I was using it in plus I think my canister is getting close to empty. Maybe I donít have as much pressure coming out so Iím only putting...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

Pot is anodized aluminum so black. It has a lid....

Pot is anodized aluminum so black. It has a lid. I tried a windscreen to block the wind. I had to hold it up as I didnít want to wrap it tightly and overheat anything. Thereís no rush. Just...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

May be but it isnít working lol. I am going to...

May be but it isnít working lol. I am going to call the company I bought this from tomorrow and explain things and see if they will return it. I am sure they wonít but doesnít hurt to check. I may...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

Can I ask if there is a btu difference between...

Can I ask if there is a btu difference between isobutane and butane? My Coleman fuel is butane/propane mix
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

I donít know about my fuel but I certainly am...

I donít know about my fuel but I certainly am disappointed. I will say my canister appears to be more than half empty though. I probably have close to an hour total of burns including tests a week...
Forum: Touring
04-09-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,754
Posted By trail_monkey

This is just results I am getting. I should be...

This is just results I am getting. I should be more of an expert in what I am as much as Iíve messed with these alcohol stoves LOL but Iím not. As far as the canister stoves Iím a newbie and Iíve...
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