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Forum: Touring
04-19-10, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By ryandood

I use bungee cords on my bucket panniers. I've...

I use bungee cords on my bucket panniers. I've never had a bucket fall off with this method.
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By ryandood

Buy slightly used or even new gear on craigslist....

Buy slightly used or even new gear on craigslist. It's really quite easy to change out all the drivetrain but you can have your LBS to do it too if you need. It definitely shouldn't cost $600 to...
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By ryandood

Buy slightly used or even new gear on craigslist....

Buy slightly used or even new gear on craigslist. It's really quite easy to change out all the drivetrain but you can have your LBS to do it too if you need. It definitely shouldn't cost $600 to...
Forum: Touring
04-03-10, 04:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,754
Posted By ryandood

I've used Sno-Seal on my brooks. It's for making...

I've used Sno-Seal on my brooks. It's for making leather shoes/boots/things more weather/water/etc proof. Works and practically comes as a lifetime supply for $5. Got mine at REI.
Forum: Touring
03-20-10, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By ryandood

On my last mini-tour I got a tear on my sidewall....

On my last mini-tour I got a tear on my sidewall. I business card folded 3 or 4 times has held it together for hundreds of miles since then @ 100 psi.
Forum: Touring
03-20-10, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By ryandood

Thanks so much for the responses! Raybo, thanks...

Thanks so much for the responses! Raybo, thanks very much for the links, very helpful!
Forum: Touring
03-19-10, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By ryandood

Bicycling the Pacific Coast - The book - Inaccuracies?

In about a week I'll take off on what will be my longest tour to date. SF to Dana Point, Ca!!! I'm really exicted/nervous and hope all that gear I purchased recently online will get here already!! ...
Forum: Touring
03-02-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,509
Posted By ryandood

A 47mm wide tire!?!? My goodness that is a fatty...

A 47mm wide tire!?!? My goodness that is a fatty tire.

You guys running a 35mm tire, you guys have plenty of space to go wider I'm assuming?
Forum: Touring
03-02-10, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,509
Posted By ryandood

Widest Tire You've Fit on a Cross Check Frame/Fork

I'm about to buy some new tires and fenders for my Cross Check. I'm going to buy Marathon Supremes @ either 700x35 or 700x40, depending on my fender question. I'm also going to purchase SKS PXX (P45...
Forum: Touring
02-12-10, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By ryandood

Keep this updated with dates and I might be able...

Keep this updated with dates and I might be able to cruise with you for a day, unlikely but a chance!
Forum: Touring
01-31-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By ryandood

Those leftists and bike theft go hand in hand... ...

Those leftists and bike theft go hand in hand...

I'm jk-ing. But really, I think one's political stance has little to do with their propensity to steal bikes.
Forum: Touring
01-30-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,833
Posted By ryandood

I like the more aggressive/traditional road...

I like the more aggressive/traditional road design of the La Cruz. I'm sure this bike is more useful but the La Cruz is one cool looking ride.
Forum: Touring
01-30-10, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By ryandood

My first road bike was a 1993 Trek 1200. I loved...

My first road bike was a 1993 Trek 1200. I loved that bike so much!!!! Til it was stolen a few months ago:( I'd still love it today had it not been stolen. Anyway I've since replaced it with a...
Forum: Touring
01-26-10, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By ryandood

San Diego is easy. Just head to PCH and go...

San Diego is easy. Just head to PCH and go south. Once you hit pendleton you either ride the freeway to oceanside or go through the base (I.D./helmet needed). Once you're in Oceanside you just...
Forum: Touring
01-21-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By ryandood

This weather is killing me!! No riding all week...

This weather is killing me!! No riding all week and staying indoors all the time is no fun. I don't know how you people with 'real seasons' do it.
Forum: Touring
01-21-10, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By ryandood

Rolling resistance on Marathon XR?

I hate to beat the dead horse anymore but I have to!!! Yes, its about Schwalbe Marathon tires, what else right?

Those of you running Marathon XR's - how is the rolling resistance on these bad...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,944
Posted By ryandood

Good call. Regardless, the Roger is a freaking...

Good call. Regardless, the Roger is a freaking sweet bike.
Replies: 21
Views: 3,946
Posted By ryandood

I have bar end shifters (9 speed) and they work...

I have bar end shifters (9 speed) and they work pretty well! What is the difference between indexed and friction? How do you change it over between the two?
Forum: Touring
01-17-10, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By ryandood

I fully support this trip. I know, going was...

I fully support this trip. I know, going was never in question. I just wanted to say that it sounds like an awesome trip and I wish you well. I also agree with what some have said here regarding...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-10, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,944
Posted By ryandood

Bianchi Roger...

Bianchi Roger (http://www.bianchiusa.com/07-bicycles/07-cross/07-roger.html) - a cyclocross bike that comes OE with 700c wheels, disc brakes (BB5's?) and horizontal dropouts. Also a freaking awesome...
01-17-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,974
Posted By ryandood

Just based on using my cantis (oryx) after riding...

Just based on using my cantis (oryx) after riding my MTB w/ BB7's or even my old (15 year old) roadie - cantis are definitely weaker. My Oryx's can't even compare to my MTB BB7's (and I know they...
Forum: Touring
01-13-10, 03:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,669
Posted By ryandood

On my last mini trip I hit a car while riding. I...

On my last mini trip I hit a car while riding. I shattered the rear window of a minvan with my head/helmet and got a small scrape on my arm. I thought my bike was fine but I later noticed that I...
Forum: Touring
01-09-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By ryandood

Bent my CrossCheck fork, replacement recommendations?

On my most recent mini-tour I got in an accident and bent my OE CrossCheck fork. I didn't even notice til many hours and several almost accidents with crazy toe-overlap that my fork had bent...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-09, 12:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,395
Posted By ryandood

I was reading this thread and the funny bits...

I was reading this thread and the funny bits about birds flying, sun shining and girls complimenting positively about the Surly. Funny stuff. Then I realized that I actually was complimented by a...
Forum: Touring
12-12-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,869
Posted By ryandood

I see them every so often when I go MTBing...

I see them every so often when I go MTBing locally (SoCal) and they're really not much to worry about IMO. It will scare the crap out of you when you see/hear them but try to stay calm and give it...
Forum: Touring
12-06-09, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,728
Posted By ryandood

Agree with what someone said above... It's a...

Agree with what someone said above... It's a freaking cycling forum!!!!!!!! Where people talk about (god forbid) cycling/cycling related topics!!!!!!! These types of complaints (don't worry, you're...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 82,535
Posted By ryandood

You wear your backpack with those metal things...

You wear your backpack with those metal things sticking out too?

I thought about doing something like this but don't want the metal hooks jabbing me in the back. I also did the 'backpack...
Forum: Touring
11-09-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By ryandood

I had a beautiful Swift on my MTB and couldn't...

I had a beautiful Swift on my MTB and couldn't take it. That saddle just didn't work for my ass, haha. I'm going round two on a Pro right now on my roadie and so far its much better for me.
11-09-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,364
Posted By ryandood

It seems like most cross bikes from manufacturers...

It seems like most cross bikes from manufacturers are right around $1200 (+/-) so I think you've got a lot of research to do. Options are a good thing though:)
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By ryandood

I don't really like how handlebar bags look...

I don't really like how handlebar bags look unless they're being used while touring. Also this type of bag is probably not best to be used as a book/laptop bag for school. Thanks for the suggestion...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By ryandood

Thanks for the suggestion. To be honest I will...

Thanks for the suggestion. To be honest I will probably not go this route with the basket because I don't really like the idea of permanently keeping them on my bike. I really really really don't...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-09, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By ryandood

Timbuk2 Bullitt or Knog Hot Dog/Dry Dog - Anyone?

I did the search and came up empty handed. There are some threads that are similar but not quite what I'm looking for.

Does anyone have any experience/seen first hand/used/whatever with;...
Forum: Touring
11-08-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By ryandood

I'm going to have to disagree with your...

I'm going to have to disagree with your disagreement.

I live in south orange county and frequent the beach areas (Newport, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, San Clemente area) and frequent the beaches...
Forum: Touring
11-07-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By ryandood

You can sleep on the beach here (OC). Its...

You can sleep on the beach here (OC). Its illegal but honestly the police aren't going to scour the beaches looking for you so if you're even slightly out of the way, then you're likely fine. This...
Forum: Touring
10-31-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By ryandood

Load up the bike as-is with racks and panniers...

Load up the bike as-is with racks and panniers and put as much weight in the bags as you think you'll use. Take her out on a "test ride" and she'll realize the bike needs upgrades and see the...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By ryandood

^Thanks for posting that link to the video in the...

^Thanks for posting that link to the video in the second thread! Everything I've read thus far says that the Sette is a good and cheap alternative with a couple cons that don't seem to over do the...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-09, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By ryandood

Any experience with Superflash lookalike (Sette ST-316, from PricePoint.com)

Does anyone have any experience with this Sette ST-316 (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/19340-225_SETSF9-2-Accessories-35-Lights/Sette-ST-316-Glo-Safety-Light.htm)? It is very similar in looks (and...
Forum: Touring
10-29-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,273
Posted By ryandood

Way too many variables to make any legitimate...

Way too many variables to make any legitimate measurement. And, if you could get a real unit to measure how much it would affect you, it would be entirely subjective to you.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
Posted By ryandood

Like others have said above, you have to find out...

Like others have said above, you have to find out what the rear spacing is on your prospective frame. I really love the look and idea of a roadie/CX bike with disc brakes but the problem of finding...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,108
Posted By ryandood

I was at my school, CSUF (Cal State Uni....

I was at my school, CSUF (Cal State Uni. Fullerton). I was just riding back to my apartment from the library late at night but luckily I fell in front of the one guy I saw on my ride home, hahah. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By ryandood

The Devinci was.....eh..... not aesthetically...

The Devinci was.....eh..... not aesthetically pleasing to me. Of course that is entirely subjective and maybe not an issue at all for me.

There seems to be a HUGE selection of bikes you could...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By ryandood

You can buy other leather conditioner than the...

You can buy other leather conditioner than the Proofhide that Brooks sells. I use SnoSeal from REI that is actually supposed to be used for leather hiking shoes. Same thing and if proofhide will...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,108
Posted By ryandood

Sorry to hear about your new ride. At least...

Sorry to hear about your new ride. At least you're okay!

I was literally knocked off my bike last year when the Santa Anas were blowing hard too. I went around a corner and the wind hit me like...
Forum: Touring
10-25-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By ryandood

You might consider using a "camping soap" that...

You might consider using a "camping soap" that can be used for many uses. I used this stuff while doing some self-supported backpacking and it works well and is super versatile. By using this...
10-17-09, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By ryandood

Those donuts dont do much for me. They all end...

Those donuts dont do much for me. They all end up at one end of the cable from using the rear brake and I'd have to use an awful lot of them, haha.

I'd considered some sort of clear protective...
10-17-09, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By ryandood

Top tube paint scratch off from cables?

I recently picked up a Cross Check and so far its my new love<3 BUT, nothing is perfect.

On most cyclocross bikes the brake and maybe RD/FD cables are routed on top of the top tube. Has anyone...
10-02-09, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,955
Posted By ryandood

Thank you very much. This is the exact same...

Thank you very much. This is the exact same response I got from Surly customer service people. Literally, exactly what they said, haha. Well I guess this is just about as good as it gets then in...
10-02-09, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,955
Posted By ryandood

Cross Check rear hub spacing

Based on the Surly website the Cross Check has 135mm rear hub spacing. Does this mean that I can run regular mountain rear hubs? Can you use 130mm rear hubs in this frame as well?

Bikes having...
Forum: Touring
09-29-09, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By ryandood

Good price on Cross Check?

Hey there guys. This is my first post after a couple months of reading all over the boards, good stuff here.

Anyway, I have a question for you guys and just want to hear your opinion.

My...
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