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08-09-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By Thruhiker

I have dual sided Funn mambas. I have big feet...

I have dual sided Funn mambas. I have big feet and often wear work boots. I love them there perfect for me.
08-09-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 407
Posted By Thruhiker

The sram 12 speed cassette I put on my bike...

The sram 12 speed cassette I put on my bike replaced a 9 speed. It's my understanding that shimano 7 -10 speed mtb cassettes all used the same splined freehub. The sram nx eagle is the only 12 speed...
08-08-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Thruhiker

If you cant find a rivnut pack the hole full of...

If you cant find a rivnut pack the hole full of PC-7 aluminum epoxy putty drill it out and try tapping it again.
08-08-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 407
Posted By Thruhiker

You can get a complete groupset 1x12 sram eagle...

You can get a complete groupset 1x12 sram eagle nx for under 300 dollars. The 12 speed casset will fit a shimano splined hub. It comes with the shifter too. You would also need a bottom bracket for...
08-08-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By Thruhiker

Another vote for the cliffhanger rims. My...

Another vote for the cliffhanger rims. My bikepacking rig is set up with 26 inch velocity cliffhangers 32h. I built the wheels with dt swiss double butted spokes. I weigh 295 pounds. When loaded with...
08-08-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By Thruhiker

All of my bikes use 27.2 post size. 3 are made...

All of my bikes use 27.2 post size. 3 are made for that size and the couple mtb that are 30.4 I use a shim. Ever one is set back. I have never bent a seat post and am 250 pounds. I ride rough...
08-08-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By Thruhiker

I spend a lot of time probably an hour a day at...

I spend a lot of time probably an hour a day at least. I have several bikes and am always doing something ....upgradeing components trying different geometry and different pannier racks . Spent one...
07-27-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Thruhiker

I definitely agree that option 2 is best. I guess...

I definitely agree that option 2 is best. I guess the adaptor poses no more of a threat to the bb then the chainring does though.
07-27-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Thruhiker

your right lol now I feel pretty silly for asking...

your right lol now I feel pretty silly for asking the question. I had not thought of that. Thank yo
07-27-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Thruhiker

Bottom bracket mounted bash guard

Hi all
I've searched this forum but couldnt find my specific question though I'm sure it's been asked before.
I bought a bottom bracket bash guard. It has a bracket that goes over your boom bracket...
07-14-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Thruhiker

Thank you cpach I think I'll stay with the 26...

Thank you cpach I think I'll stay with the 26 inch rims. Thanks every one for the help
07-14-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Thruhiker

Thank you cpach I think I'll stay with the 26...

Thank you cpach I think I'll stay with the 26 inch rims. Thanks every one for the help
07-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Thruhiker

A lemming sir? I assume you mean one who...

A lemming sir? I assume you mean one who unthinkingly joins a mass movement in a headlong rush to destruction? Or a rodent that lives in the artic? I feel that I am neither.
what I'm trying to...
07-14-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Thruhiker

Get a quality 26 mtb wheel; they're out there....

Get a quality 26 mtb wheel; they're out there. These aren't bad for $129 a pair, https://www.velomine.com/index.php?m...oducts_id=5663 Quote
thank you those are nice and reasonable price. I like...
07-14-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Thruhiker

Thank you i think that answered my question. I...

Thank you i think that answered my question. I thought 650b were wider then a standard 26 inch wheel? It doesnt matter any way because the frame will only allow 2.25. I believe that's available in...
07-14-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Thruhiker

It has disc brakes. I googled the rim diameter...

It has disc brakes. I googled the rim diameter that doesnt help me. I suck at math lol. I need the distance from the center of the hub to the outside of the rim. I should be able to figure that out...
07-14-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Thruhiker

Will 650b fit?

Hi everybody.
I'm sure this question has been answered a dozen times but I cant find any post. I apologize.
Im tinkering on an old mtb bike frame. Not sure of the brand but I was told it was gary...
07-04-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,580
Posted By Thruhiker

Indyfabz what brake levers do you have on your...

Indyfabz what brake levers do you have on your surly? The hoods seem quite a bit bigger then mine (Tektra) I have been trying to find a larger more comfortable pair. I'm referring to the picture in...
07-03-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,002
Posted By Thruhiker

On my seat tube I think what you see is the hoops...

On my seat tube I think what you see is the hoops for my hammock in a nylon sleave. I use a clark and they require hoops to hold the netting farther away from you. On my down tube I have wire running...
07-01-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Thruhiker

I have had the same problem. Actually in my case...

I have had the same problem. Actually in my case it was the opposite. I was able to take the thrubolt out of the hub and replace it with my quick release bolt and skewer from my old hub that I was...
06-29-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,002
Posted By Thruhiker

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I use two they were $5 dollars each. Zefal I think is the brand. Have had...
06-28-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,656
Posted By Thruhiker

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Ashtabula to euro bottom bracket adapter. Tomorrow i should recieve my...
06-28-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Thruhiker

I had this same problem last week while trying to...

I had this same problem last week while trying to install a hub I took apart months ago. I used this pic from off the web. It's for shimano not sure what brand your working on. There thousands of...
06-28-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By Thruhiker

Twist it back up and solder it useing a soldering...

Twist it back up and solder it useing a soldering iron or butane torch. That's what I do. Actually I solder my ends before i run them through the houseing. Keeps them from fraying while inserting...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By Thruhiker

I agree with Cycommute. Here in PA unless you...

I agree with Cycommute. Here in PA unless you hang around camp for hours in the morning your gonna be packing up a wet/damp tent also with bugs and dirt on it. Keeping my sleeping bag dry is top...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,227
Posted By Thruhiker

Big Agnes copper spur bike packer. The poles are...

Big Agnes copper spur bike packer. The poles are shorter and when packed up it is made to attach on handle bars even drop bars. Got a place to hang your helmet under cover but not in the living area.
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,220
Posted By Thruhiker

The pumps are not dependable. Even before covid...

The pumps are not dependable. Even before covid there were many missing their handles or not working. Also the water is treated with iodine. Imo it taste awful. Depending on your daily miliage you...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,220
Posted By Thruhiker

There also an app you can buy. Its .99 cents C&O...

There also an app you can buy. Its .99 cents C&O explorer it's called. It's worth the .99 cents for the info on all the historical things. The real time miliage isnt great but it will tell you what...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,220
Posted By Thruhiker

I highly recommend the platypus gravity system....

I highly recommend the platypus gravity system. It's what I use. It's simple and light. Soon as I get to camp I fill the 4 liter dirty bag hook it to the filter then hang it from a tree branch or my...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,220
Posted By Thruhiker

I have done the c&o a lot. 15+ times. I live...

I have done the c&o a lot. 15+ times. I live close and am on it the time even in winter. Water will be an issue depending on how much you carry. I use a filter and refill at creeks and river. Good...
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Thruhiker

https://vintagecannondale.com/ thanks for that...

https://vintagecannondale.com/
thanks for that link. A lot of really useful info. The head shock works flawlessly really smooth and the on and off switch works. It looks like the cannondale is...
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By Thruhiker

What should I offer???

Hi, Everybody
I'm helping clean out a garage and basement for an elderly couple. Theres two bikes here that they will never ride. I'm especially interested in the old Free Spirit because I like...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By Thruhiker

Thanks again everybody. Thanks a lot for all the...

Thanks again everybody. Thanks a lot for all the suggestions. By the afternoon of my 2nd day the pain had mostly subsided. I kept my knee warm for the remainder of the trip and moved my seat about 50...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By Thruhiker

Thanks everyone for the answers. No I did not...

Thanks everyone for the answers. No I did not stand up I'm on the c&o canal (flat) then to the gap (one big hill out of cumberland) . In those 25 miles it was only a slight incline and I wasnt even...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By Thruhiker

Help! Knee pain

Hi all
I started this morning on a week long ride. 25 miles in my knee started hurting real bad. It's the upper part on the left side. I've moved my seat up and down and moved my cleats back and...
06-07-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,759
Posted By Thruhiker

I'm 280 pounds and about every weekend I ride on...

I'm 280 pounds and about every weekend I ride on the c&o canal and camp. With my camping gear that's another 35 or 40 pounds. The only thing I think wears out faster is chains. I usually have to...
06-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 299,146
Posted By Thruhiker

I got a bike from a dumpster. It's a schwinn...

I got a bike from a dumpster. It's a schwinn admiral 7 speed. It's in weird shape. By that I mean leather seat handle bar grips and tires all seem fairly new. Not really any rust or scratches on...
06-05-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,479
Views: 574,656
Posted By Thruhiker

A 36 h rear hub! ...

A 36 h rear hub!
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I got it used from ebay for 7 dollars. Seems in ok...
06-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By Thruhiker

This is just an update. I'll be the first to...

This is just an update. I'll be the first to admit I go thousands of miles without needing anything in here I'll include pictures and weights. Another use for zip ties is wheel trueing. Zip one...
06-05-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By Thruhiker

lol no I'm not. I am sure the right size is in my...

lol no I'm not. I am sure the right size is in my tool kit though.
As for the tools, I usually tour and this kit reflects that.
wrench is for all the lock nuts and bolts on my front and rear Tubus...
06-04-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By Thruhiker

Tube 6" crescent wrench self fusing silicone...

Tube
6" crescent wrench
self fusing silicone tape.
chain master link
5 zip ties
Presta to shrader adapter
Topeak multi tool
Tire levers
Peckards leather dressing (in a chapstick tube)...
06-04-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 93,763
Posted By Thruhiker

I think this is a good challenge. I keep hoping a...

I think this is a good challenge. I keep hoping a brinks truck pulls up beside me at a stop light.
06-03-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Thruhiker

Thank you for the answer! I'm building another...

Thank you for the answer! I'm building another set of wheels. Shimano deore rear 9 spd hub ( sorry cant remember the part number) dt swiss tk540 rim. The rear hub is used and I'm replacing the...
06-03-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Thruhiker

Searching forum?

Hi everyone,
I'm pretty new to this forum. I've been really enjoying it so far. I cant seem to be able to search or more precisely my searches turn up nothing. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. As...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By Thruhiker

Thank you all for the reply! I think I'll have...

Thank you all for the reply! I think I'll have just enough room for another stem . And in my very large junk box there is several handle bars i can cut down. I use the ortlieb ultimate 6 too and an...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By Thruhiker

I have a knog oi mounted on my stem. It looks...

I have a knog oi mounted on my stem. It looks nice and sounds good but isnt very loud. I hope I'm not hijacking this thread but I'm really curious on how the bag is mounted in both pictures. Is it...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,296
Posted By Thruhiker

Hello, Yes, I do do a lot of hiking when I...

Hello,
Yes, I do do a lot of hiking when I can. Im doing less hiking and more bike touring now though. I cover more ground with less aches and pains.
As for coming across this thread? It is the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,296
Posted By Thruhiker

I have always been a fan of exofficio. But duluth...

I have always been a fan of exofficio. But duluth trading post armachillios are now my new favorite. Expensive but have lasted years. Still wearing the same two pairs i bought for when I hiked the...
05-27-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,382
Posted By Thruhiker

I would drill it out. If it's a 9/16 bolt use a...

I would drill it out. If it's a 9/16 bolt use a half inch drill bit. Or one even closer to 9/16 if you have one. 17/32 maybe? In my experience that usually weakens the bond and then the bolt...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4,476
Views: 2,181,427
Posted By Thruhiker

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Couple pics from my trip last august. D.C. to Albany...
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