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Old 07-30-2009, 01:48 PM   #11806
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I'm about to get hot again. Heading through Utah to Colorado for a week on the motorcycle. Wife wants me to fly one-way and drive back with our oldest daughter.
I do not like flying and more importantly want to ride for a long time alone.
I want to skip meals and wake up early. And basically igore the world for a couple of days, away from cell service and people. She doesn't get that.

Also doesn't get the idea of being hot and sweaty for about a thousand miles on a motorcycle when one could be tied inside a tube with a bunch of loud people for a few hours, and fight your way into and out of a couple of airports.
I am not big fan of commercial flight.

Plus an interstate car drive produces a pretty boring ride report...

"got in the car, set the cruise control, sat back and waited until I needed to pee..."

"...stopped the car, needed to pee..."

We'll see how it goes. She is attempting to wear me down, trying to appeal to me KLR-side, then a couple of big scoops of guilt...
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:49 PM   #11807
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... anyone here ride a Moots? ... specifically a Vamoots (roadbike)?

... I'm looking to build one up and wanted to get feedback from anyone who has been-there-done-that.

... I want Ti (longevity) and like the fact that they are local.

BTW, others considered: Seven, Serotta, Independent Fabrication.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:00 PM   #11808
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... anyone here ride a Moots? ... specifically a Vamoots (roadbike)?

... I'm looking to build one up and wanted to get feedback from anyone who has been-there-done-that.

... I want Ti (longevity) and like the fact that they are local.

BTW, others considered: Seven, Serotta, Independent Fabrication.
that's some pretty serious cabbage.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:10 PM   #11809
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that's some pretty serious cabbage.
... I don't do this everyday (current steel steed 15+ y.o.). Easier to get the Mrs. to buy in (v. new Moto)
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:13 PM   #11810
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... I don't do this everyday (current steel steed 15+ y.o.). Easier to get the Mrs. to buy in (v. new Moto)
althought i've never ridden a boutique bike like that, I'm as happy as could be with my roubaix. what do you ride now?
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:20 PM   #11811
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Finally got to try the swaet gutr yesterday. It was due to pee it down here so I actually tried it while on the rollers. 20 miles in 80+ heat was a good test. It pretty much passed with flying colors. Easty to fit, felt fairly comfortable (but note I wasn't wearing a helmet....I stopped needing to wear on on the rollers ages ago ) and it did the job. It did feel kinda weird with 2 streams of sweat running down the sides of my face but when you got used to it, it was fine.

Overall, I give it
Thanks for remembering to write it up.

Nothing in the eyes?
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:02 PM   #11812
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Thanks for remembering to write it up.

Nothing in the eyes?
I bought a Halo sweatband at REI-Henderson last week. Just wore it for the first time today. No sweat in the eyes, was comfortable...I probably looked like a dork though.

Anything to keep the sweat out is better than nothing.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #11813
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... anyone here ride a Moots? ... specifically a Vamoots (roadbike)?

... I'm looking to build one up and wanted to get feedback from anyone who has been-there-done-that.

... I want Ti (longevity) and like the fact that they are local.

BTW, others considered: Seven, Serotta, Independent Fabrication.
Can't help you other than to say 'the guys I've met with em, like em.'

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Old 07-30-2009, 08:28 PM   #11814
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I bought a Halo sweatband at REI-Henderson last week. Just wore it for the first time today. No sweat in the eyes, was comfortable...I probably looked like a dork though.

Anything to keep the sweat out is better than nothing.
Roger that. I guess I'll try one out.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:54 PM   #11815
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Maintenance question!

I did an emergency stop today and managed to yank the rear brake cable out of its housing on the handlebars.

I can see how to fix it, but I need some slack in the line. Disc brakes. Do I have to undo the screw at the rear that holds the brake cable, or is there a less drastic way to get some slack in the line so I can put the thing back together?

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Old 07-30-2009, 08:56 PM   #11816
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Line the slots in the lever up

Pull rear wheel out

Compress brakes using lever on the brake caliper

Insert cable/head into brake lever

Release

Re-install wheel

Ride

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Old 07-30-2009, 09:23 PM   #11817
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Line the slots in the lever up

Pull rear wheel out

Compress brakes using lever on the brake caliper

Insert cable/head into brake lever

Release

Re-install wheel

Ride

HTH

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You da Man! Thanx, I appreciate your help.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:42 PM   #11818
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if the nut got ripped out of the brake lever, chances are it got mangled, and won't stay in very well next time, so a new cable may be in order.

but.. if you're gonna fix what you got.... turn that adjuster barrel so the slot in it (and the slot on the locking ring) are lined up with the slot in the brake lever mount thing. oh, and screw the adjuster all the way in first, then out just enough to line up the slots...

now insert the nut at the end of the cable into its holder, and you should be able to pull enough slack out to get the cable to go in that combined slot, and get the sheath end and cup to go into the end of the adjuster, which you then unscrew as much as you need to get the right adjustment on the cable, and tighten the locknut.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:22 PM   #11819
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Thanks! After studying it this evening I was able to figure out how it all fit together. The "nut" (barrel shaped thingie that goes into the thingie with holes?) seems to be attached fine. I think that for whatever reason, all the slots were lined-up when I yanked on the brake.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:32 PM   #11820
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Thanks! After studying it this evening I was able to figure out how it all fit together. The "nut" (barrel shaped thingie that goes into the thingie with holes?) seems to be attached fine. I think that for whatever reason, all the slots were lined-up when I yanked on the brake.
yeah, always leave the adjuster barrel turned so its NOT lined up with the slot so that can't happen...
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