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06-17-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By andrewclaus

Compare sawdust to what gets on the chain every...

Compare sawdust to what gets on the chain every time you ride in the rain, and you won't worry about sawdust.
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By andrewclaus

Generally "dispersed camping" is allowed on BLM...

Generally "dispersed camping" is allowed on BLM land. Take a look and use your judgment. Don't ignore signage, don't jump fences, get out of sight of the residences, roads and trails in the area.
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By andrewclaus

There aren't too many rustic areas along the...

There aren't too many rustic areas along the Front Range urban corridor any more. There's a commercial campground near the RR tracks south of Castle Rock. I think it's a Jellystone park or something...
06-16-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By andrewclaus

Back in the old days of seven speed freewheels,...

Back in the old days of seven speed freewheels, the only difference was black vs. silver.
06-16-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By andrewclaus

First, only try adjusting with a slack cable. On...

First, only try adjusting with a slack cable. On the rear, shift into your lowest gear, quit pedaling, then shift into your highest gear. This will give you maximum slack. On the front, it's...
06-15-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By andrewclaus

Those spokes are likely loose because the rim was...

Those spokes are likely loose because the rim was bent at one time and someone got it true by adjusting spokes. If spokes on the opposite side of the loose spokes are too tight, that's your sign of a...
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,897
Posted By andrewclaus

My solution is a cheap lock and a cheap bike (and...

My solution is a cheap lock and a cheap bike (and inexpensive touring gear). I don't leave anything unattended that I'm not prepared to have stolen. After the nice bike my wife gave me as an...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By andrewclaus

About a decade ago I met some 80+ cyclists (club...

About a decade ago I met some 80+ cyclists (club name "The Wobblies") and they advised me, "Don't ever stop." At 62, I intend to keep following that advice.

All those decades of bike commuting,...
06-12-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By andrewclaus

Here are some pictures that might help:...

Here are some pictures that might help: https://www.bikeman.com/bicycle-repair-tech-info/bikeman-tech-info/1641-cables-a-housing
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,587
Posted By andrewclaus

Cycling in harsh weather is "Type II fun." If you...

Cycling in harsh weather is "Type II fun." If you spend a season outside, you're going to get all sorts of weather. (After a week or two of a severe heat wave, you will welcome the first good...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By andrewclaus

I came back to bike touring after hiking the...

I came back to bike touring after hiking the three long US trails with an ultralight pack. Applying the UL lessons I learned on the trails to bike touring was an eye-opener. My bike touring load...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,325
Posted By andrewclaus

I forgot to mention I lived in Prescott, from...

I forgot to mention I lived in Prescott, from 2010 to 2013. I left a few days before the disastrous fire that affected the town deeply.

Enjoy your time there. It's a pretty special place. I used...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,325
Posted By andrewclaus

After over a century of fire suppression in the...

After over a century of fire suppression in the West, we're paying a price now. Management techniques are starting to change.

Have you visited the memorial for the crew that died there in 2013?
...
05-31-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By andrewclaus

Good job finding that. From the image on page 6,...

Good job finding that. From the image on page 6, it appears the visible countersunk Allen bolt is a "normal" quill stem bolt after all, and the abnormal headset is accessible after removing the...
05-30-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By andrewclaus

First I'd treat it like a quill stem. Loosen the...

First I'd treat it like a quill stem. Loosen the top bolt a few turns but don't remove it. Tap it down (maybe leave the Allen key in and tap that). If it moves, the stem is now loose.
05-30-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,956
Posted By andrewclaus

The bike probably has a 100 mm stem. Sure, try a...

The bike probably has a 100 mm stem. Sure, try a shorter one. There are a couple of standard sizes in forks and handlebars. I don't like adjustables. It's hard to keep them quiet and tight.

Some...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By andrewclaus

I rode the TA on a road bike decades ago. It beat...

I rode the TA on a road bike decades ago. It beat me up a little but it was worth it. You can try a different angle/length stem, which might need a new front brake housing.

If you can limit your...
05-22-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By andrewclaus

The original rear wheel probably got damaged. It...

The original rear wheel probably got damaged. It may be best to find another rear wheel that will take an 8 speed cassette. You'll also need to check the spacing between the rear dropouts and get the...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,482
Posted By andrewclaus

Plus I bet you're in great shape for touring. ...

Plus I bet you're in great shape for touring.

All those years of commuting I did for the enjoyment of cycling. I never even thought of the future benefits back then. Now I'm loving it.
05-20-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By andrewclaus

Get the right wrench as mentioned above. You may...

Get the right wrench as mentioned above. You may need a heat gun on the shell and mallet on the wrench handle for the drive side.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,146
Posted By andrewclaus

Bread, nuts and nut butters, rolled oats, dried...

Bread, nuts and nut butters, rolled oats, dried and fresh fruit, fresh veg, depending on what's in season. Berry and fruit season in upstate NY a few summers ago was fantastic.

I know some obese...
05-19-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 925
Posted By andrewclaus

What makes this method truly elegant is that it...

What makes this method truly elegant is that it works equally well for both sides!

Once in a while a tap with a mallet helps.
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By andrewclaus

...and that fits in with my theory that you...

...and that fits in with my theory that you should be able to wear all your packed clothing at the same time, as part of a coordinated layering system.
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By andrewclaus

Any nylon trekking pants will do. I usually find...

Any nylon trekking pants will do. I usually find them at my local thrift store, but I live in an outdoorsy area. They work on the bike, as well for extra sun or cold protection. Easy to wash and...
05-14-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By andrewclaus

Your bike may have a bent dropout, the place on...

Your bike may have a bent dropout, the place on the frame with the slot that the axle slides in. That's important to hold the wheel straight. Bike shops have tools for that, but an amateur garage...
05-14-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By andrewclaus

A trick to get the cable tension right is to...

A trick to get the cable tension right is to manually shift the RD into the third highest gear, stop pedaling, and leave it there. Attach the cable hand tight, and pedal so it drops into high gear....
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,482
Posted By andrewclaus

I spent my career crafting the type of lifestyle...

I spent my career crafting the type of lifestyle that allowed extensive travel. As mentioned above, no kids. My wife and I steered our professional careers away from stressful management positions....
05-12-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By andrewclaus

A good way to finely adjust cone bearings after...

A good way to finely adjust cone bearings after correct assembly is to use two good cone wrenches (13 mm front, 15 mm rear) to loosen or two 17 mm open-end wrenches on the locknuts to tighten. Just a...
05-12-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By andrewclaus

It looks dependable. Is it made in Germany? I'd...

It looks dependable. Is it made in Germany? I'd trust German engineering.

The star nut doesn't provide any strength, just easy adjustment. I used an old Aheadset from 1996 that did not use a star...
05-09-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By andrewclaus

Those brifters may have some life in them yet. I...

Those brifters may have some life in them yet. I resuscitate quite a few of them at the non-profit shop where I volunteer. Once in a while I see one that won't respond to clean and lube. Attack it...
05-07-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,272
Posted By andrewclaus

It's been mentioned already, but it bears...

It's been mentioned already, but it bears repeating. This is a brake cable, not a shifter cable (or throttle cable as the above videos refer to). I consider it a critical piece of safety equipment....
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By andrewclaus

I always travel with a 20F bag in that area at...

I always travel with a 20F bag in that area at that time of year. I usually sleep right at treeline or just above, say 12,000'. Unless harsh weather moves in, then I'll try to get a little lower.
05-01-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By andrewclaus

Use this method to adjust:...

Use this method to adjust: https://www.google.com/search?q=adjust+cones+rear+wheel&oq=adjust+cone&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.4686j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#kpvalbx=1

If you've assembled the hub...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,021
Posted By andrewclaus

My touring style is different than most, mainly...

My touring style is different than most, mainly because I use minimal camping gear. All my gear for months of self-contained touring, comfortable down to 30F temps, fits in two rear panniers and...
04-30-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By andrewclaus

As Andrew S mentioned, the last loop of rear der...

As Andrew S mentioned, the last loop of rear der casing often has problems with friction. And the longitudinal wires in the housing can poke through the end caps, crimping the cable at the stops and...
04-30-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By andrewclaus

I wonder why you say you're not changing the...

I wonder why you say you're not changing the housings. As mentioned above, old housings cause shifting problems, sometimes more than old cables.

I have the same brifters and I agree with the...
04-29-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By andrewclaus

Is the barrel adjuster tightened all the way?...

Is the barrel adjuster tightened all the way? Can't tell from the video. Start by doing that. If it never tightens (right hand thread), it's stripped or broken. That happens.

If it is stripped or...
04-23-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By andrewclaus

See if you can access the bottom of the wedge, up...

See if you can access the bottom of the wedge, up through the crown of the fork. The worst one I've ever seen had a ridge of rust preventing the wedge from knocking down. I was able to get a drift...
04-22-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By andrewclaus

If there's a bike co-op in your area, they will...

If there's a bike co-op in your area, they will have a have a bin full of salvaged cartridges. There you can try several sizes, see what works.
04-20-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By andrewclaus

First try removing the front brake cable from the...

First try removing the front brake cable from the pinch bolt at the brake, pull the housing and cable out of the spaghetti bowl of housings, and reroute as simply as you can.

You should be able to...
Forum: Touring
04-18-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,050
Posted By andrewclaus

All I can add is that when I tour, I think I...

All I can add is that when I tour, I think I appear close to homeless, and who steals from the homeless?

I admit I'm sort of a dirtbagger. I consider my bike and everything I leave on it to be...
04-17-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,860
Posted By andrewclaus

Read "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan. The...

Read "In Defense of Food" by Michael Pollan. The book can be summarized by the titles of its chapters: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants."

I agree strongly with the comment about limiting...
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By andrewclaus

I've had very good luck with Continental...

I've had very good luck with Continental Gatorskin tires. They run faster and lighter than Marathons and are much easier to install, in my opinion.

Back when I used cheap tires, I used Mr Tuffy...
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By andrewclaus

Look into ultralight backpacking. I cycle easily...

Look into ultralight backpacking. I cycle easily and often with an ultralight hiking kit. My loaded pack (without consumables) weighs less than ten pounds. It all fits into my two rear panniers,...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,897
Posted By andrewclaus

Is the yoke angle set up correctly? See Sheldon...

Is the yoke angle set up correctly? See Sheldon Brown's article if you're not familiar with it. If that's what you meant by "slackening the wire," never mind.

Are the brakes brand new? If it's a...
04-12-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By andrewclaus

Maybe it was different in the 70s, but when I was...

Maybe it was different in the 70s, but when I was growing up in the 60s there weren't vending machines with soda and candy "all over the place." I distinctly remember the closet soda machine to my...
04-12-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By andrewclaus

I had a similar issue when I changed from seven...

I had a similar issue when I changed from seven to eight. My solution was a higher quality rear derailleur. I also straightened the slightly bent derailleur hanger--have you checked that?
04-10-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,015
Posted By andrewclaus

Depends on the length of the ride for me too. I...

Depends on the length of the ride for me too. I have an old pair of chamois shorts that only come out if I'll be spending more than six hours in the saddle, especially day after day (I tour a bit). I...
04-10-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By andrewclaus

I adjust a lot of cheap linear pull brakes at the...

I adjust a lot of cheap linear pull brakes at the non-profit shop where I volunteer. I seldom have a problem with the screw itself. To repeat it again, it's a matter of choosing the right tool.
04-10-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,727
Posted By andrewclaus

DItto the Superfeet idea. Works great in any...

DItto the Superfeet idea. Works great in any walking shoe. I use a light, mesh top trail runner from New Balance.
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