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04-25-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By NoReg

How to deregister?

Is there a way to deregister, so that one's account in eliminated?
Forum: Touring
04-25-11, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By NoReg

My favorite short tours in southern ontario are...

My favorite short tours in southern ontario are snowmobile trails in the Kawarthas. Haven't done them in a while though. I would like to do some of the canal routes, but I don't really know a lot...
Forum: Touring
04-25-11, 12:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,685
Posted By NoReg

Magnum Research 45-70 revolver.

Magnum Research 45-70 revolver.
Forum: Touring
04-25-11, 12:18 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,616
Posted By NoReg

No, very few people are willing to join that...

No, very few people are willing to join that choir. Does this mean your trip is now over, and you are safely at home?
Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,939
Posted By NoReg

"Not many hobbyists carry liability insurance" ...

"Not many hobbyists carry liability insurance"

That probably isn't a real worry for the buyer. First off, maybe the maker has assets themselves, like a house. Also, just because someone says...
Forum: Touring
04-23-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By NoReg

I think the waterfront trail is complete all the...

I think the waterfront trail is complete all the way from scarb border to Oshawa now, except for a fe hundred yards at lynd marsh, that is relatively picturesque. That is really a fairly blighted...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By NoReg

You can bend your own fork blades by bending each...

You can bend your own fork blades by bending each blade one at a time, and this appears to be the main method. The right way to adjust the fork is with the kind of bender than bends both blades at a...
Forum: Touring
04-22-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By NoReg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv4MPmLS6RM ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv4MPmLS6RM

Are they normally noisy like this?
Forum: Touring
04-20-11, 06:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,654
Posted By NoReg

"Beware of a lot of goofy state/local regulations...

"Beware of a lot of goofy state/local regulations on ferrets:"

Not to mentione municipal laws that vary as to the requirement for helmets.
Forum: Touring
04-19-11, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By NoReg

Softride stem. Shockbusted seat post (the neck is...

Softride stem. Shockbusted seat post (the neck is at the apex of you ass and hands).
Forum: Touring
04-19-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,860
Posted By NoReg

All those apparent morons whom you may have seen...

All those apparent morons whom you may have seen interviewed on TV saying "I take it one shot at a time", or something, were onto something. At first one contemplates something and one sees the...
Forum: Touring
04-19-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,941
Posted By NoReg

There was an article, I thought it was on...

There was an article, I thought it was on http://www.rivbike.com/, or maybe Brooks, but couldn't find it. Basically it said front high a little. Though I don't prefer mine all that visibly high.
Forum: Touring
04-17-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By NoReg

I don't know if it is an issue, but I found some...

I don't know if it is an issue, but I found some old Jobst thread and he mentioned that front wheels are more likely to collapse than rear ones. He was saying how the old idea of using 40 in the...
Forum: Touring
04-17-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By NoReg

It would be cool if they were lighter. Are they...

It would be cool if they were lighter. Are they used in any roady discipline. Just one of those things like discs that seem like a long term probability.
Forum: Touring
04-17-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By NoReg

That's the magic.

That's the magic.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-17-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,948
Posted By NoReg

I was going to say something too, but the damn...

I was going to say something too, but the damn tire was so beautiful it took my breath away. :) Nice bike.
Forum: Touring
04-16-11, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By NoReg

That's good advice, and one of the things Jobst...

That's good advice, and one of the things Jobst will tell you about is not to use 32 spoke wheels. :) On 700c of course.

http://yarchive.net/bike/spoke_count.html
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By NoReg

"even for a complete novice? how much then do you...

"even for a complete novice? how much then do you think I could potentially do comfortably per day??"

Depends on your natural ability. I was radically out of shape when I got back into cycling in...
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By NoReg

I don't know that route, if it crosses mountains,...

I don't know that route, if it crosses mountains, or follows windy coasts (or flat inlands) you can find yourself with much reduced mileages. Same is true with cities, route finding challenges...
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By NoReg

Does this do it? ...

Does this do it?

http://www.davincitandems.com/comp.html#cranks

http://www.whiteind.com/cranks/mountaincranks.html
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By NoReg

Yeah 32 spokes are fine on 26" rims. Unless you...

Yeah 32 spokes are fine on 26" rims. Unless you have some reason to believe otherwise as with folks who go with 40 or 48 spokes on 700c.
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By NoReg

The set-up I was considering was the bb7 MTB...

The set-up I was considering was the bb7 MTB front only with a 2 finger lever on the tops, and cantis all around opporated with road levers. So that would be three brakes total. The idea was:

1)...
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By NoReg

On the theory side going lighter as with the same...

On the theory side going lighter as with the same size of butted spokes would actually be stronger. I don't really hold with that idea in general, but in this case there would be two likely failure...
Forum: Touring
04-14-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By NoReg

The last time I checked, there wasn't any...

The last time I checked, there wasn't any significant savings over buying the VO, and buying the less expensive version of the B17 at a discounter. For instance, Nashbar currently has the B17 at 89...
Forum: Touring
04-14-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,231
Posted By NoReg

"I went cold turkey on my big tour and didn't...

"I went cold turkey on my big tour and didn't have any problems. Less gear to pack, too. I think my body was taken so far out of its routine that the lack of coffee couldn't rise above the din of...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,315
Posted By NoReg

The solution to the problem is to put yourself in...

The solution to the problem is to put yourself in the other person's situation: If they slow you down, think of how you are pulling them along, blocking their view, already rested when they make the...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By NoReg

"I don't agree." Obviously Brooks isn't for...

"I don't agree."

Obviously Brooks isn't for everyone. I'm just talking about the problem some people have getitng them broken in. Same thing with shoes sure you can be wearing the wrong shoes,...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,706
Posted By NoReg

Road morph in a bag lighter, better, less wind...

Road morph in a bag lighter, better, less wind resistance, theft, etc.... Frame mounts are for when one doesn't have bags.
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,396
Posted By NoReg

The thing about dry runs is that the first few...

The thing about dry runs is that the first few days are the hardest, which is all you get on a short trip. So be of good cheer.

The idea of finding a philisophical life partner making the same...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,942
Posted By NoReg

"That's true of all dictionaries; a dictionary is...

"That's true of all dictionaries; a dictionary is supposed to reflect the usage of a word in the context of the time it was published, not as an absolute truth."

Actually I think that is far from...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 03:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By NoReg

You might be missing a nuance here M. I think it...

You might be missing a nuance here M. I think it took me 4km to break my last B17 in, and I was certainly a little fat at the time 1200 km is certainly long enough not to qualify. Hides can vary...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 12:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,168
Posted By NoReg

There is nothing new about any of this stuff...

There is nothing new about any of this stuff other than the fanciness of the gear we are priviledged to have these days. Backpacking gear and cycling gear was for the most part lighter in earlier...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By NoReg

"I am a fat bastard and think the weight does...

"I am a fat bastard and think the weight does help break it in faster."

Too true. b 17 leather tops don't start out seat shaped. Application of the correct amount of pressure, and moisture, gets...
Forum: Touring
04-13-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By NoReg

anyone who isn't at their wits end should avoid...

anyone who isn't at their wits end should avoid neats foot like the plague, it will permanently soften the saddle and ruin it. I am not saying every application will do that, but if you use enough...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-12-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,823
Posted By NoReg

That looks like it will be just fine. Nothing...

That looks like it will be just fine. Nothing there that builders don't do all the time for other reasons. And it's nice.
Forum: Touring
04-12-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,168
Posted By NoReg

I don't see the advantage of a double. I pretty...

I don't see the advantage of a double. I pretty much ride double when I tour, I use the lowest 2 chainrings, then when I get home and take the bags off, I pretty much use the top two chain rings. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-12-11, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By NoReg

I think the hole idea is sorta ugly, and might...

I think the hole idea is sorta ugly, and might promote corrosion, but I suppose if one wanted to do it, there might be a way of adding a little plate, might have to choose the lower bearing for the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By NoReg

There must be some traditional solution. What...

There must be some traditional solution. What about the flickstand? I am not sure it could handle it, anyone ever own one of these. They fit on the downtube and the bail flips up to wedge against...
Forum: Touring
04-11-11, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,625
Posted By NoReg

There are examples of low spoke wheels being...

There are examples of low spoke wheels being designed for touring, but they have been specially constructed for that purpose. I wouldn't tour on anything less than 36. One can but there isn't...
Forum: Touring
04-11-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,217
Posted By NoReg

If possible don't cut the stearing tube. I hope...

If possible don't cut the stearing tube. I hope it doesn't come that way. Then get a lot of washers to stack. In the attatched pic you can see about 3 or 4 spacer washers above the stem. The top...
Forum: Touring
04-11-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By NoReg

Spokes get broken for reasons other than fatigue....

Spokes get broken for reasons other than fatigue. I have generally had good luck with spokes, even when getting stuff jammed in there at speed.
Forum: Touring
04-11-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,837
Posted By NoReg

I use Schwalbe Marathon slicks, and they don't...

I use Schwalbe Marathon slicks, and they don't last super long, but they run with very little resistance.
Forum: Touring
04-11-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By NoReg

"To me the only clear advantage to a derailleur...

"To me the only clear advantage to a derailleur set up is the range of gears and the number of gears available. I prefer an IGH for most uses due to it's low maintenance and ease of use."

I think...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By NoReg

Well now that the serious steps have been taken,...

Well now that the serious steps have been taken, I feel free to recomend Tig welded straight wall .035" tubing, at least for the main frame. I wonder what the weight difference would be. About 30...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-11-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By NoReg

Assuming there aren't any replacements, or...

Assuming there aren't any replacements, or Colnogo won't let them go etc... Could one not just cut the drops off then slot right throught the socketts. That is essentially the way some of these are...
Forum: Touring
04-11-11, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,959
Posted By NoReg

"Have you tried hammock camping? It really is...

"Have you tried hammock camping? It really is superior to tent camping in a lot of ways."

I have a Hennesey, but I don't find it comfortable. I realize lots of people do and have even seen people...
Forum: Touring
04-09-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,942
Posted By NoReg

"In 1806 the Americans put the British to shame...

"In 1806 the Americans put the British to shame when Noah Webster compiled his dictionary of the English language. It became a best seller and drove the British Philological Society to begin...
Forum: Touring
04-09-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By NoReg

In all the discussions about Rohloff, one thing I...

In all the discussions about Rohloff, one thing I didn't expect was the complete impossibility of getting any spokes. I ordered the best rims, Aeroheat, ordered the hub, and when asked whether I...
Forum: Touring
04-09-11, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By NoReg

"i guess to see the best of any country you need...

"i guess to see the best of any country you need to see it in glorious sunshine certainly not rain."

I was in Ireland on a visit at one point, and driving from Belfast to Dublin. I remember...
Forum: Touring
04-07-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By NoReg

What are the rules these days on shoving your...

What are the rules these days on shoving your bike in a cut-down box with a lot of tape. So it is suitcase dimension, but just something you picked up at the last moment?
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