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Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

This is very good advice, and I thank you! I also...

This is very good advice, and I thank you! I also won't tell you that you are preaching to the choir, but I'm thoroughly aware of how much weight each additional item will add to the sum of the...
10-18-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,858
Posted By NoControl

Looks like the kind of deal that I'd toss out...

Looks like the kind of deal that I'd toss out there as a pulse check for the market demographic. We as consumers are always focused on what WE WOULD pay for something, but rarely do we take into...
10-18-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,858
Posted By NoControl

If I were in the area I think that I would grab...

If I were in the area I think that I would grab this just out of curiosity. If you examine the pics closely you can see forged dropouts, and chrome peeking through the wrap at the seatpost and the...
10-17-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By NoControl

Man, that bike is so sweet! Well done, sir!...

Man, that bike is so sweet! Well done, sir! :thumb:
10-17-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,675
Posted By NoControl

I like what you say about upping the quality of...

I like what you say about upping the quality of your bikes. I started the summer with 62 bikes (all mid-level-no Malwart crap) and now I'm down to an even dozen. There are only two personal bikes in...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

I truly hate the idea of a fanny pack. They are...

I truly hate the idea of a fanny pack. They are so gauche!

Since I started this thread, I've gone over all of the bag makers that I could find, and I've settled on Arkel. They look nice and have...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

I worked in a bike shop before I joined the USAF...

I worked in a bike shop before I joined the USAF and learned how to work on aircraft. After I retired from that, I got a BS in Marketing, but I should have done engineering for sure. In fact, I went...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

I also must applaud the use of noodles to satisfy...

I also must applaud the use of noodles to satisfy your needs. So clever!
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

I am in awe of your wisdom, your tenacity, and...

I am in awe of your wisdom, your tenacity, and your creativity. What would your have purchased if not for the cheap LG bags? I've studied all of the Hbar bags I can find links for, and so far, I'm...
10-16-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

Not from this 54/56cm frame guy it won't!...

Not from this 54/56cm frame guy it won't! :roflmao2: :roflmao2::roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

Nice setup. Unfortunately the steerer tube on my...

Nice setup. Unfortunately the steerer tube on my Bilenky is a little short for that. It just might be worth it to me to buy a new fork to make this work. Mind telling me what H-bar bag you are using...
10-16-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,271
Posted By NoControl

Mad skills! :thumb:

Mad skills! :thumb:
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

Excellent! Its good to change it up every now and...

Excellent! Its good to change it up every now and again.

Thanks for the detail on your coroplast modifications. I'll definitely do this. I've studied a lot of velomobile builds, and many are made...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

Lol! I know how that goes! When I left to hike...

Lol! I know how that goes! When I left to hike the AT my whole kit, not including water, was pretty heavy. I didn't weigh it, but it got lighter as I went. I sent home a lot of stuff. One of the...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

I think I'll do the Coroplast mod and just allow...

I think I'll do the Coroplast mod and just allow the rear rack to support the saddlebag. The front bag will have a decaleur rack. Once I assemble my kit, I may need the panniers after all.

I'm...
10-15-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 2,021,273
Posted By NoControl

Nice bike. Pre-Trek Fishers are always a sweet...

Nice bike. Pre-Trek Fishers are always a sweet bike. :thumb:
10-15-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By NoControl

Yep. Got to get the wood in before snow falls....

Yep. Got to get the wood in before snow falls. We've got 40F here at the moment. I've had to actually wear clothes. I'm usually a T-shirt guy, but long sleeves are de rigueur for the time being. I've...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

Thanks for this. Its exactly what I needed to...

Thanks for this. Its exactly what I needed to see! I think I'll get the same setup minus the front Ortliebs. I'll just go with lighter panniers and the Nelson in the rear.
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

I've got a bikepacking setup. its okay, but for a...

I've got a bikepacking setup. its okay, but for a coast-to-coast tour, I'll need more space. Just wondering if I should just buy some Ortliebs. Eff it. I'll buy a pair. Wouldn't be the first time I...
10-14-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

Well aware. :thumb:

Well aware. :thumb:
10-14-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By NoControl

jdawginsc, brother, have those threads chased by...

jdawginsc, brother, have those threads chased by someone with a set of Italian BB taps. This would be your best option right now. I'm confident that this would straighten it all out. I was unaware...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,105
Posted By NoControl

Touring with a Saddlebag Instead of Panniers?

Prepping for my Spring tour, and examining bag options. I don't truly love the panniers I have, in fact they are merely adequate Chinese Ortlieb copies. So I'm thinking of upgrading to a Velo Orange...
10-14-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

I'd grab this in a heartbeat if it didn't have...

I'd grab this in a heartbeat if it didn't have the funky front wheel.
10-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

[/indented]Deal of the day right there.

[/indented]Deal of the day right there.
10-14-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By NoControl

DOH! https://i.imgur.com/Myrp8b1.gif

DOH!

https://i.imgur.com/Myrp8b1.gif
10-14-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By NoControl

I've heard of this, but never seen it done. Since...

I've heard of this, but never seen it done. Since the Italian threaded BBs use RH threads on both sides, is there enough metal in the ID of the BB shell to clear out all of the ISO threads, and cut...
10-14-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6,574
Views: 2,021,273
Posted By NoControl

That looks good. There was some guy here on the...

That looks good. There was some guy here on the New England CL asking $5k for his Trimble.
10-14-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By NoControl

This. Its the only way to get parallelism. The...

This. Its the only way to get parallelism. The only problem with this method is that you may lose a thread or two in the chasing process. The Park BB tool is piloted, and you can achieve some very...
10-13-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,858
Posted By NoControl

Fitty Bux? DANG!

Fitty Bux? DANG!
10-12-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By NoControl

Thanks for the advice. Painting is one of my...

Thanks for the advice. Painting is one of my skills still left to learn.
10-12-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 739
Posted By NoControl

That tool on eBay looks like a decent tool for...

That tool on eBay looks like a decent tool for short money. I personally pull all my freewheels apart using two chain whips, but that vise would certainly put some joy back into the task. You could...
10-12-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By NoControl

Did you wet sand between the coats of clear? ...

Did you wet sand between the coats of clear?

GREAT JOB on the H'worth, btw. I have a Holdsworth frame that look exactly like the one in the first pic. Its all stripped of parts and ready to begin...
10-11-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

Agreed. I wouldn't knowingly bid against anyone...

Agreed. I wouldn't knowingly bid against anyone here, and certainly wouldn't risk very much with a crappy pic. Been there way too many times! Even the stuff you think is a solid deal will sometimes...
10-11-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

I messaged the seller and told him I'd be a...

I messaged the seller and told him I'd be a serious bidder for this, but I'd need some better pics. That pic is so bad, I'm beginning to think its intentional. You cant really tell anything by that...
10-11-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

Word. Every bike that catches my eye is either...

Word. Every bike that catches my eye is either too big, too small, or a million miles away. :notamused:
10-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,858
Posted By NoControl

The trade secret is, "There is a sucker born...

The trade secret is, "There is a sucker born every minute."
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By NoControl

This resonates with me 100%. The bedtimes and the...

This resonates with me 100%. The bedtimes and the mornings always make me feel awkward.
10-07-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,858
Posted By NoControl

Not wacky, but certainly peculiar. If I were to...

Not wacky, but certainly peculiar. If I were to speculate, perhaps I might find that the seller loves bikes, has a great relationship with a couple LBS owners, buys the bikes that were traded in -OR-...
10-07-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,858
Posted By NoControl

This has been on CL here for a few months now,...

This has been on CL here for a few months now, and it cracks me up every time I see it. The trailer is made well, but if you read who it was for, that's when the humor happens. I can imagine some 80+...
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By NoControl

When I was a teenager, we had friends who would...

When I was a teenager, we had friends who would have us up for weekends at their ski lodge. They were German, and there was no hollering (unless you were winning at cards), but instead, Gerhart would...
10-05-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,375
Posted By NoControl

Hey xiaoman1, do you think it would be cool to...

Hey xiaoman1, do you think it would be cool to paint all of the white lettering in celeste? I like the red, and I'm not stuck on the esteem of celeste like some other folks, but it would certainly...
10-05-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,261
Posted By NoControl

If I recall correctly, the last bike I purchased...

If I recall correctly, the last bike I purchased in an LBS was a Bianchi Volpe, and that was 2001. I used to beat that thing back and forth to work every day, 17 miles each way. A couple months after...
10-05-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By NoControl

THIS! One of my favorite things to do is to...

THIS!

One of my favorite things to do is to bring back to life and older bike that was unused neglected. Scratches and blemishes on a frame are like a nicely-broken-in pair of boots. I have a...
10-05-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 382
Posted By NoControl

Whenever I get a bike on the stand that has those...

Whenever I get a bike on the stand that has those type of brake levers/shifters, they are the first things to get canned. I don't even bother working with them. Even if you're on a budget, there are...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By NoControl

I've done it a few times, but I'm terribly...

I've done it a few times, but I'm terribly embarrassed to impose on people. I know that they volunteer their homes and yards, but it always seems like I'm inconveniencing them.
10-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

Perfect candidate for a drop-bar touring...

Perfect candidate for a drop-bar touring conversion.
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,313
Posted By NoControl

Solid choice. :thumb:

Solid choice. :thumb:
10-03-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17,888
Views: 2,805,858
Posted By NoControl

Nothing there but ratbike parts. P-O-S

Nothing there but ratbike parts. P-O-S
10-02-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

I have an English-built Super Course frame with...

I have an English-built Super Course frame with stamped dropouts, so possibly an earlier model? Did the Japanese-made Raleighs all get better dropouts? :foo:
10-02-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By NoControl

Possibly. There's a whole lot of wrong with that...

Possibly. There's a whole lot of wrong with that bike imho. I'm guessing its a Super Course.
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