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Forum: Touring
07-20-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By jeff400650

I ride in Marin County, so I am very used to...

I ride in Marin County, so I am very used to steep and twisty climbs and descents, but thanks for the warnings.
Forum: Touring
07-19-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By jeff400650

Wow. Good stuff. Thank you.

Wow. Good stuff. Thank you.
Forum: Touring
07-18-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By jeff400650

Sounds great. Can't wait. Thanks for all of the...

Sounds great. Can't wait. Thanks for all of the input.

I just hope I can actually ride an average of 70 hilly miles a day for 7 straight days...
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By jeff400650

I'm ready to be enveloped by 2200 other riders...

I'm ready to be enveloped by 2200 other riders who are doing 70 hilly miles a day for 7 days.
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By jeff400650

Cycle Oregon

I am doing this ride. It will be my first ever multi day organized ride. Looks to be a fantastic event. Anyone here ever done it? Any tips or input?

The Classic ? Cycle Oregon...
Forum: Touring
07-17-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By jeff400650

I have the EXP, and love it. It is my favorite of...

I have the EXP, and love it. It is my favorite of 4 nice bikes.

I am 6'3" with 35" inseam. My Roubaix is a 61cm, and my Trucker and Domane are 62cm. I ordered the largest EXP (size 59), site...
Forum: Touring
05-17-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,942
Posted By jeff400650

I have a Rack Time rear rack. I bought a Sherpa...

I have a Rack Time rear rack. I bought a Sherpa brand, cordura and mesh dog carrier, and made a floor with stiff, thin plywood (about 1/8", painted black). I secured the plywood to the rack with P...
Forum: Touring
05-12-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,942
Posted By jeff400650

I have thousands of miles on my Haanjo EXP. It is...

I have thousands of miles on my Haanjo EXP. It is my favorite bike to ride. I've yet to go loaded touring on it, but often haul my 20 pound dog on a rear rack, and groceries on front panniers. It is...
03-26-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By jeff400650

Whenever I have used these tracking apps, they...

Whenever I have used these tracking apps, they drain my phone battery badly, to the point that the "safety" gained from the app, is negated by the likelihood that my phone will die on the ride.
Forum: Touring
03-16-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,629
Posted By jeff400650

Specialized CGR (cobble gobbler). I hear good...

Specialized CGR (cobble gobbler). I hear good things about them. Would be the lightest, I bet.
Forum: Touring
03-16-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,534
Posted By jeff400650

^ Exactly^ I'm 6'3" 200 lbs and LOVE my 62cm...

^ Exactly^

I'm 6'3" 200 lbs and LOVE my 62cm Disc Trucker (after switching out the weird handle bars and installing hydraulic brakes). It is a pleasure to ride with, or without a load on it. I...
Forum: Touring
03-16-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,449
Posted By jeff400650

Or maybe you already have integrated shifting....

Or maybe you already have integrated shifting. What kind of shifters are on the bike?
Forum: Touring
03-16-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,449
Posted By jeff400650

I switched out the BB7s on my Disc Trucker for...

I switched out the BB7s on my Disc Trucker for TRP Hylex, and couldn't be happier. The shape of the hoods is much better, and the braking is perfect, quiet, light pull. I have Spyres on another bike,...
Forum: Touring
03-13-17, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By jeff400650

Howdy, Daniel. Life is good here. You still...

Howdy, Daniel. Life is good here. You still rollin'?
Forum: Touring
03-10-17, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By jeff400650

I'm taking off on another 2 day trip tomorrow

I've been doing these fun rides lately... Pick a cool town about 50 or 60 scenic miles away. Book a nice room near town. Ride there (in my case, with my dog along). And then have my wife drive there...
Forum: Touring
02-26-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,494
Posted By jeff400650

Me too...

I could not tolerate the bars/hoods on my Disc Trucker either. The bars ramp down to the hoods, and the hoods are short and narrow. I tried repositioning them, but could not make it work. I thought I...
Forum: Touring
02-21-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By jeff400650

Suggest routes in the Sierras... Or come along...

As soon as the snow melts enough this spring or early summer, I want to spend a week or maybe longer, touring in the Sierras. I live in the Bay Area, and have done some motorcycle touring in the...
02-20-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,428
Posted By jeff400650

I have the Dynamic and the Lite 209. The Lite 209...

I have the Dynamic and the Lite 209. The Lite 209 is my favorite by far of a dozen saddles tried in the last few years.
Forum: Touring
02-20-17, 12:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,204
Posted By jeff400650

I belive they are exactly the same. I went the...

I belive they are exactly the same. I went the other way and put a set of roadier wheels on the EXP so I could switch back and forth easily. I actually love the bar end shifters and wide range...
Forum: Touring
02-17-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,204
Posted By jeff400650

I have a Surly Disc Trucker that is great too,...

I have a Surly Disc Trucker that is great too, but more suited to heavy loads. The Cross Check could be great for your needs. I'm not sure what gearing it comes with, but cassettes and chainrings are...
Forum: Touring
02-17-17, 11:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,204
Posted By jeff400650

I have the Haanjo EXP and LOVE it. Even the bar...

I have the Haanjo EXP and LOVE it. Even the bar end shifters and low gearing. I got some 29er wheels and narrower tires and it ticks all the boxes. Great value on sale at Performance at about...
Forum: Touring
02-02-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,539
Posted By jeff400650

https://olightworld.com/store/flashlight/s1r-baton...

https://olightworld.com/store/flashlight/s1r-baton.html

This, clipped to a ball cap. Clips perfectly onto a mt bike helmet visor as well. Super easy to charge, and you can still carry a spare...
Forum: Touring
11-14-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,481
Posted By jeff400650

Have you used these?

I think I will order the Shockstop. I have bad tendonitis in one elbow, and rough trails on my gravel bike really aggravate it.
Forum: Touring
11-03-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By jeff400650

They just came in stock in shops here in the Bay...

They just came in stock in shops here in the Bay Area, CA. Where are you? I was going to get one, but while waiting, i found the Diamondback Haanjo EXP and bought it and love it.
...
Forum: Touring
10-17-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,421
Posted By jeff400650

It is the 59cm (largest size) and with pedals, on...

It is the 59cm (largest size) and with pedals, on my bathroom scale it showed 24 lbs.
10-16-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,344
Posted By jeff400650

Has anyone had the paint on their frame get...

Has anyone had the paint on their frame get damaged by any of the bicycle/chain cleaner/degreaser products?
10-16-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,238
Posted By jeff400650

I am 6'3" with 35" inseam and ride a 61 Roubaix,...

I am 6'3" with 35" inseam and ride a 61 Roubaix, 62 Trucker, and 62 Domane. I decided I really wanted the new Diamondback Haanjo EXP, but the largest size they make is 59cm. None in shops to try, so...
Forum: Touring
10-14-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By jeff400650

It works beautifully for me and Pepper. Not one...

It works beautifully for me and Pepper. Not one problem on a 14 day tour down the west coast last month. I'm sure there are knuckle heads out there, but you guys have to give people a little more...
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By jeff400650

I've always wanted a free flying corvid pet....

I've always wanted a free flying corvid pet. Maybe a scrub jay.
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,421
Posted By jeff400650

This feels like particularly robust carbon. We...

This feels like particularly robust carbon. We shall see. I am 200 lbs and will be loading it with 50 lbs or more from time to time and ride it pretty hard on rough terrain.
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By jeff400650

I see where your screen name comes from.

I see where your screen name comes from.
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,799
Posted By jeff400650

I take my 18 lb terrier mix all over in a...

I take my 18 lb terrier mix all over in a cordura/mesh crate on top of the rear rack. Super fun to have around, and will growl or bark at strangers in the night. Good early alert of people around....
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,421
Posted By jeff400650

I was all hot to get the new Sequoia, but when I...

I was all hot to get the new Sequoia, but when I found that they were not available for a while, I kept researching bikes while I waited, and found the Diamondback Haanjo EXP. It is aimed at pretty...
Forum: Touring
10-04-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,703
Posted By jeff400650

My dog. She brings joy to everyone, every moment...

My dog. She brings joy to everyone, every moment on tour.
Forum: Touring
10-04-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,846
Posted By jeff400650

I have ordered the new Diamondback Haanjo EXP...

I have ordered the new Diamondback Haanjo EXP bicyclle, and it comes with the non-green guard version of these tires in 27.5 x 2.1. I should have it this week. can't wait!
Diamondback Bicycles -...
10-02-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By jeff400650

There are a lot of 27.5" mountain bike tires, and...

There are a lot of 27.5" mountain bike tires, and a few less knobby options. I just ordered a new bike that has 650b/27.5" tires, and am looking for options. Jenson USA has quite a few.
10-02-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,610
Posted By jeff400650

I will keep this thread updated. I am finding the...

I will keep this thread updated. I am finding the Performance Bike website to be buggy and unresponsive. Various tabs I click on don't do anything. There is no record of my order, so I'm not sure...
10-02-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,610
Posted By jeff400650

Sounds ideal. I'm 200 lbs exactly.

Sounds ideal. I'm 200 lbs exactly.
10-01-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,610
Posted By jeff400650

Wow tcy, thanks for the good post. And it's your...

Wow tcy, thanks for the good post. And it's your first one too.

I actually ordered the Haanjo EXP this morning from Performance Bike. Should have it in a few days. Your review of your test ride...
10-01-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,610
Posted By jeff400650

Specialized Sequoia Elite or Diamondback Haanjo EXP?

Two really different bikes with the same mission statement. They both appeal to me and I can't decide. Nobody has one to look at or ride. I can order the DB or wait weeks for the Spesh to show up in...
08-20-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,332
Posted By jeff400650

I take my 18 lb dog all over on my Surly Disc...

I take my 18 lb dog all over on my Surly Disc Trucker. We are about to do an 800 mile tour of Oregon and Nor Cal. I made a thin plywood floor for a Sherpa medium size dog carrier and bolted it to a...
08-19-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,318
Posted By jeff400650

This my favorite. USB rechargeable, but you can...

This my favorite. USB rechargeable, but you can remove and switch to a spare battery if needed. Best of both worlds. 5 different lumen settings. The middle one is perfect on the bike. Lasts for...
08-14-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,937
Posted By jeff400650

I keep my chinstrap pretty tight so it will...

I keep my chinstrap pretty tight so it will actually hold the helmet in place during a crash, but it is very comfortable. There does not seem to be much soft tissue to deform on my skull. The ridge...
08-13-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By jeff400650

I have Specialized ones that are sold as touch...

I have Specialized ones that are sold as touch screen functional, and they are. Work well. Should be easy to find in a shop.
08-13-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,937
Posted By jeff400650

Does your helmet alter the shape of your head?

Mine does. after 2 1/2 years of regular riding, I have noticed a big ridge and 2 valleys along the crown of my skull that correspond to the shape of my POC helmet. It is very comfortable to wear, but...
Forum: Touring
08-12-16, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,170
Posted By jeff400650

I too hated the feel of the stock hoods on my...

I too hated the feel of the stock hoods on my Disc Trucker, especially with the weird sloping bars... too small and sharp. I was not thrilled with the cable disc brakes either (BB7s). I went with TRP...
Forum: Touring
08-06-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,672
Posted By jeff400650

I tried u-haul for a pickup truck and they said...

I tried u-haul for a pickup truck and they said they will not rent them one way. Only big trucks. Seems odd.

A pickup truck from Hertz was $1300 to rent. It is $300.00 for a car.
Forum: Touring
08-06-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,672
Posted By jeff400650

I am also touring with my dog on the bike. The...

I am also touring with my dog on the bike. The idea of trying to figure out trains and buses (neither of which I have ever been on in my life) along with a loaded bike and a dog seems like too much...
Forum: Touring
08-06-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,672
Posted By jeff400650

Buy a trunk rack.... This seems like the best...

Buy a trunk rack.... This seems like the best idea. The Allen rack on Amazon for $41.00 gets great reviews and should make the trip very easy. Will be a shame to to just leave it behind at a hotel,...
Forum: Touring
08-05-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,672
Posted By jeff400650

Yeah, I'm just being a whiner. I just want to be...

Yeah, I'm just being a whiner. I just want to be ready and get on the road already! Still a month away. I have removed and replaced or changed virtually every component and accessory on this new...
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