Archive for February, 2009

The Birth (Building Trucker IV)

Posted in Technical Biking on February 24, 2009 by harydial


The fourth visit to the lab involves the measurement of the height of the fork and front cantilever brake installation.  Once the optimal position on the bike is determined, the height of the fork is then set and any access steel is saw way.  On a touring bike, a more upright position is desired because of the many hours on the saddle.

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Posted in Compassion with tags on February 23, 2009 by harydial

Sponsor a child online through Compassion's Christian child sponsorship ministry. Search for a child by age, gender, country, birthday, special needs and more.

When I’m on the road, I’ll have a lot of time to reflect on life. That’s a good thing and part of the reason for this journey. I’m riding for a heap of reasons, but high on the list is my association with Compassion, an international child development ministry that exists to release children from spiritual, economic, social, physical and emotional poverty in Jesus’ name.

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Building The Long Haul Trucker III

Posted in Technical Biking on February 17, 2009 by harydial

Bike Laboratory

Birth Room of the Trucker

The 3rd visit to the bike laboratory involve setting up the cantilever brakes for the Trucker and installation of the Nice Front Rack. Cantilever brakes was the choice because of its simplicity and low level of maintenance. Continue reading

Building the Long Haul Trucker II

Posted in Technical Biking on February 11, 2009 by harydial

Nice Single Shifter!This is the second sequel/visit to the bike laboratory. In this episode, we managed to get the Rohloff system setup and running 95% of its capacity. Some minor adjustment and fine tuning still need to be made with the cabling effort.

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Building The Long Haul Trucker I

Posted in Technical Biking on February 3, 2009 by harydial

Building a custom bicycle has been my dream ever since I was 12. Finally  I am blessed with the opportunity to custom built an expedition grade touring bike. With the help of Steve bike mechanic from 99 Bikes The Gap this is the first few steps in putting together the Surly Long Haul Trucker.

Long Haul Trucker

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