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Gear Talk / Re: Uncomfortable seats
« on: January 17, 2011, 10:21:36 am »

Gear Talk / Brakes compatible with Sakkit Touring Racks
« on: January 15, 2011, 01:26:54 pm »
Hoping some one has a suggestion to get more braking power on my Sakkit Expedition 26.

I have both the front and rear Sakkit racks on it and currently have the original Shimano Deore LX cantilever brakes on it. I Replaced the front brake with the more modern version of the same brakes.

There's a clearance issue with the front rack that makes it very difficult to find a suitable brake aside from the Shimano canti. Does anyone have a suggestion? I am restricted by width so it's difficult to find anything that works! Just can't get enough leverage. the new brake needs to be smaller than 6" at its widest portion in order to fit.
So what should I do? Leave the front brake as it is and replace the rear(the rear brake has no restrictions)?   


Classifieds / Re: How do you buy an item from a member?
« on: October 05, 2010, 03:11:28 pm »
I've found doing a google map especially with street view also can give you a warm fuzzy. I recently sold a Riv to a gentleman and was relieved when I saw his digs! He could certainly afford it!

I know, don't pre judge but in the World we live in sometimes it's not a bad idea! Especially if you're not feeling completely comfortable with the transaction! ;D

Classifieds / SOLD****Tubus Logo Rear Rack for sale
« on: September 11, 2010, 06:40:01 pm »
I have a Tubus Logo Rack for sale. VGC a small dent on one of the top members. No problems!
$85 shipped? Make an offer. Pics on request.
email me: geosat1 at gmail dot com

Grant Peterson's Rivendell created the beautiful lug work on this nearly pristine example! This is a 57cm Rivendell Romulus from 2003. It's one of the special limited-edition Cantilever models. It is the ideal bike for touring, commuting, Brevets, randonneuring, fire roads, and light trail riding. With the cantilever brakes, it even makes a pretty good cyclocross bike!

The reason I am selling it is it is simply too small.

Seat- WTB
Stem- Nitto Dirt drop
Bar- Nitto Noodle
Headset- Shimano Ultegra
Brake levers- New shimano aero
Brakes- vintage shimano wide profile cantis
Shifters- Dura ace 9sp bar ends
Derailleurs- Shimano 105
Crankset- Sugino XD triple
Wheels- Triple box Sun CR18s laced to Deore
Fendres- SKS full fenders with leather mudflap

Rivendell stopped making these awhile ago because they were too expensive . Now, with the yen to dollar exchange rate, A Japanese-built Rivendell (like this one) costs over 2,000 for the frame, fork and headset only. This built up Riv is worth the ask all day! If you will make a reasonable offer, please do so!
If interested email me:


Classifieds / Full Set of JandD Panniers MSRP $350! As new! $249
« on: July 24, 2010, 05:00:51 pm »
Bought a set of JandD panniers for a tour that never happened. Four panniers total 2 mountain panniers front and 2 large mountain rear in black. These are first quality and retail for $350. These were on bicycle for fitting adjustments and and a few trips around the neighborhood that's it! Took 'em off and they're just sitting in my garage. I believe I have all of the tags. These are in  absoulutely new condition. I'll just never use them. May consider trading for Rando type Tweed or Carradice style seatback or large handlebar bags.
PRICE $249 Thanks!

Classifieds / Sold: Nice 520 on Ebay lots of upgrades! 58
« on: July 08, 2010, 04:47:42 pm »
Last of the American Framed Trek 520s:

Asking $1299  obo

Much rather sell it here!

Classifieds / Re: SOLD: Cheap Tires
« on: June 08, 2010, 12:13:20 pm »
I'm a bit confused. Are the tires sold or not? ??? Inquiring minds want to know...

Classifieds / Re: 60cm touring bike wanted
« on: May 14, 2010, 02:58:01 pm »
I may have a 2008 520 available. Dressed up less than 2000 miles deore lx etc. Last year of made in usa 520. After 2008 Trek shipped the building off to taiwan. Size is 58 very clean machine. never dropped or abused always on pavement. geosat1atgmaildotcom :-\

Gear Talk / Re: Brooks saddle break in period
« on: October 19, 2009, 04:27:06 pm »
I recently purchased a Selle An-Atomica saddle made in Wisconsin and found it instantly comfortable. Maybe I just have good sit bones! They do retro-fits on Brooks Saddles (I'd never do it) where they give the old male anatomy a break. They look like Brooks, cost more, but feel great. I did carefully follow the set up instructions from which I learned more than I ever wanted to know about setting up a saddle. Who knew it could be so difficult! After tweeking with it for a week or so, I have one sweet saddle. Couldn't be happier.

Gear Talk / Re: panniers
« on: October 18, 2009, 09:10:32 am »
I just purchased some Lone peak 400s, Mt Ranier packs for $150 with rain covers delivered! Brand new. I also inherited some Ortlieb classic panniers for the front. I'll let everyone know about the performance of each. I live in the North Country so may be tough to give a reasonable impession short term but I'll try...
Plus it's a great option when you try to buy American. Jandd have some big $$$ raincovers!

Classifieds / WTB Quality Panniers
« on: October 02, 2009, 01:05:04 pm »
Looking for some larger used rear panniers (close to 50L). Prefer Arkel, Ortlieb (not rollers) Bike Packer Plus , Lone Peak, or Carradice. Whatever you have! Email: geosat1 at

Classifieds / Re: 60 cm. touring bike for sale
« on: July 01, 2009, 08:06:31 am »
Please PM me if bike is still available. Thx. Diesel9er

Classifieds / WTB quality front bar bag
« on: December 30, 2008, 01:26:08 pm »
Ok bought a kona and now I am looking for a good quality handlebar bag. I have wider than standard Easton bars on my bike so fit may be a challenge. Looking for a map pocket and a larger type sized bag. Thanks.


Classifieds / FS: 2004 Cannondale T2000 Touring Bicycle
« on: December 05, 2008, 04:09:40 pm »
Im afraid I need a L or XL looks super nice, though.

Still looking then... :confuse:


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