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Forum: Touring
03-13-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Miles2go

Our hesitancy with OSM is that their base layer...

Our hesitancy with OSM is that their base layer map is old in various areas this MUP/trail covers.

Being able to update the displayed route easily will be very important. The route is always in a...
Forum: Touring
03-12-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Miles2go

Your favorite online mapping interface?

I'm volunteering time to help a trail org/nonprofit create a new website and they want to know what mapping interfaces visitors prefer today. Which do you enjoy? Google, Mapbox, OpenStreetMaps,...
Forum: Touring
08-15-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Thus far, all of the custom builders I've talked...

Thus far, all of the custom builders I've talked to are happy to hear about this list, even if they aren't on it yet. Will be working on digging up a few more go-to custom touring bike builders to...
Forum: Touring
08-15-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,831
Posted By Miles2go

I did too, then did the same search substituting...

I did too, then did the same search substituting "Phil Wood hub failed" for name any brand, and got roughly the same or more results, except when I searched for failures of Campagnolo hub failures. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,385
Posted By Miles2go

Many with 4E wide feet have found success with...

Many with 4E wide feet have found success with Specialized brand SPD compatible shoes, HERE (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftr/shoes/mtb-shoes/2fo-flat#features) is one example.

I second Lake...
08-13-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By Miles2go

Nice climbing and nice Klein. Just last week I...

Nice climbing and nice Klein. Just last week I sold my Quantum Race (all Campy) that I was the original owner of. Been holding onto it for years after I "replaced" it.

Speaking of replacing, for...
08-13-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,771
Posted By Miles2go

http://youtu.be/Uy5sYK8BpPE Congrats on...

http://youtu.be/Uy5sYK8BpPE


Congrats on getting your camera and having fun with it on the bike. I've had a GoPro for a few years but have only made a few bike vids.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,216
Posted By Miles2go

Hmmmm. Is that comment aimed at the person who...

Hmmmm. Is that comment aimed at the person who locked the OP's bike up, or at some of the responders within this thread?

:innocent:
Forum: Touring
08-13-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,831
Posted By Miles2go

You'd have to break the remaining spares in the...

You'd have to break the remaining spares in the right order though.

Fiber fix. Wonder if they have an expiration date. Been carrying the same two from the beginning of time. Among all the bikes...
Forum: Touring
08-13-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Miles2go

Still waiting to hear what the rider's shoulder...

Still waiting to hear what the rider's shoulder width is, but I'm a bit suspect of the fitter since they are recommending something which doesn't exist.

I haven't seen problems with narrow...
Forum: Touring
08-13-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,284
Posted By Miles2go

OK, I'll share my "secret" in this regard. THESE...

OK, I'll share my "secret" in this regard. THESE (http://andiamounderwear.com)

For those of you link-shy, Andiamo cycling liners. Two of these weigh less than one pair of high quality cycling...
Forum: Touring
08-13-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,284
Posted By Miles2go

Nice looking ride NUN. The majority of...

Nice looking ride NUN.

The majority of tourers seem to enjoy bags at the bar (handlebar bags) as well as the ultralights embracing high mounted rear bags, but part of my love for riding includes...
Forum: Touring
08-13-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,284
Posted By Miles2go

Carrying gear on any sport/race bike is a...

Carrying gear on any sport/race bike is a compromise of some sort.

I credit card tour on a 15 pound carbon race bike (Record SuperSix HM) and having tried many methods of carrying the load on...
Forum: Touring
08-13-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Miles2go

What is her shoulder width?

What is her shoulder width?
Forum: Touring
08-13-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By Miles2go

Waterford won't charge you to talk to them about...

Waterford won't charge you to talk to them about a frameset they built and in my experience, they'll be happy to do so. There were a few frames from what I've seen online that had to go back to...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 07:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Thanks. Looks like Brian has been turning out...

Thanks. Looks like Brian has been turning out thoughtfully designed touring bikes so I'll gladly add him.

So many builders out there and so many who do not seem to "embrace" building and offering...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By Miles2go

It sounds like they *may* have been holding onto...

It sounds like they *may* have been holding onto this bike for a while. I wouldn't insult them LeeG. The components aren't trash, but I'd point out to the shop that the they aren't up to the...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,825
Posted By Miles2go

Amazing that you two would agree! :) Really! ...

Amazing that you two would agree! :) Really!

I happen to see no loss in comfort when I go from my current:
sport touring mode on my road bike
to my mountain bike, in backpacking mode...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,831
Posted By Miles2go

That may be arguable...

That may be arguable...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,831
Posted By Miles2go

You're joking right. Tell me you're joking,...

You're joking right. Tell me you're joking, because that's funny.
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,730
Posted By Miles2go

The latests version of what I'm planning will...

The latests version of what I'm planning will have me cycling up across the Canadian border rather than taking a ferry up and biking down.

Wondering if anyone tuned in has biked north across the...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,831
Posted By Miles2go

I'd consider a killer combo for "touring" (what...

I'd consider a killer combo for "touring" (what does that word mean to you? It's somewhat important.) a solid and efficient hub, a proven rim (not "New!, the rim you've all been waiting for!"), like...
Forum: Touring
08-12-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By Miles2go

Everything on the spec sheet looked OK to me for...

Everything on the spec sheet looked OK to me for a touring bike except for the gearing is high for loaded touring in the mountains. The lowest rated component on the bike from what I've seen are the...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By Miles2go

What frameset is it TrekCommuter? If it's not a...

What frameset is it TrekCommuter? If it's not a Grand Tour, as stated in the subject of the thread, and rather a Gunnar Sport, this shifts to more of an apples and oranges comparison. The Sport...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,825
Posted By Miles2go

"Square taper" is an inexpensive, and typically...

"Square taper" is an inexpensive, and typically very easily serviced (had one of mine adjusted by a chainsaw store once) bottom bracket; Nothing wrong with that. I agree the crankset is on the...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By Miles2go

I don't agree that the Gunnar Grand Tour is a...

I don't agree that the Gunnar Grand Tour is a sport touring bike, which in the classical sense would mean that it's a slightly modified road racing bicycle.
This frameset has:
45cm or longer...
Forum: Touring
08-11-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,825
Posted By Miles2go

Take a look at the TA Carmina Crankset...

Take a look at the TA Carmina Crankset (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carmina.asp). …as another possible option in the future. High quality stuff with a lot of flexibility. I believe there are...
Forum: Touring
08-09-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Glad to hear he's busy. Awesome situation for a...

Glad to hear he's busy. Awesome situation for a builder. He's built custom touring bikes before? Journals? Accounts? Examples of finished products in the hands of customers? I had come across...
Forum: Touring
08-09-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Exactly. Add an appendage to the supposed entire...

Exactly. Add an appendage to the supposed entire list of touring bikes (which BTW isn't up to date, what year was it last updated) but this absolutely should be a thread and list of its own for...
Forum: Touring
08-09-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Are you the forum police now Machka? OK… Hey,...

Are you the forum police now Machka? OK… Hey, someone has discussed tires before and on top of that, it's probably covered in one of the stickied threads! No more tire threads!

And by the way,...
Forum: Touring
08-09-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Keep it rolling folks. Tis a bit sad to...

Keep it rolling folks.

Tis a bit sad to see fellow tourers on here not getting the value of having a special thread which maintains a list of those people making a living building custom touring...
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,730
Posted By Miles2go

Great recent data there Tony.

Great recent data there Tony.
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

No longer taking orders for custom built frames...

No longer taking orders for custom built frames is kind of a problem isn't it? :)

From what I know, Lynskey is probably going to be added but I still need to drop by their site and see what...
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

The answer to that is stated in the opening line...

The answer to that is stated in the opening line of the original post Alan. All included on the list are known builders of custom framed touring framesets and/or spec complete bikes off of their...
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

That's awesome. Happy trails.

That's awesome. Happy trails.
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

I agree 100% that a great touring bike builder...

I agree 100% that a great touring bike builder should be on the list even if they don't have a website, but there has to be some record or evidence (produced within customer's touring journals, etc.)...
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Frankly, discussion of whether there's a need for...

Frankly, discussion of whether there's a need for a custom built touring bike is off topic for this thread. Why don't you start a new thread to discuss this hypothesis, where it will get the...
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

I've been on and around many of the builder...

I've been on and around many of the builder forums but hadn't seen this list on Paceline. I see a number of the frame makers shown on it are no longer at it but it's a great resource to draw on in...
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 09:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Thanks. No, there isn't a list of custom...

Thanks.

No, there isn't a list of custom touring bike builders within the forum. Or, if there is, it didn't turn up in a search for threads with the keyword Custom in the title. A few...
Forum: Touring
08-08-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Miles2go

Specialized brand SPD compatible shoes are often...

Specialized brand SPD compatible shoes are often available is size 14 and from what I've heard, many with 4E wide feet have found success with them, as well as Lake brand.

Specialized Bicycle...
Forum: Touring
08-07-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,730
Posted By Miles2go

Yeah, and filters can really get clogged up in...

Yeah, and filters can really get clogged up in those rivers, depending on how it's running. I've relied mostly on carrying what I need for a couple of days and have been alright getting to the next...
Forum: Touring
08-07-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Nice one Clive.

Nice one Clive.
Forum: Touring
08-07-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Seems to me like you want to get banned and if I...

Seems to me like you want to get banned and if I were a mod on a forum I'd think about it with that. That said, I'm in the neighborhood, let's just go for a ride. It might cheer you up.

Customs...
Forum: Touring
08-07-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

"Good" is in the eyes of the person looking for a...

"Good" is in the eyes of the person looking for a custom framed touring bike, for any number of reasons, and finds this list. I am a person currently looking for a custom framed touring bike…for a...
Forum: Touring
08-07-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Thanks Shifty. A builder's "legendary" status is...

Thanks Shifty. A builder's "legendary" status is not what this list is about; another thread perhaps to honor past contributions, and legend. Great idea. That said, this list is about current...
Forum: Touring
08-07-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Thanks…though they are already on the list. ...

Thanks…though they are already on the list. Adding two more however.
Forum: Touring
08-07-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Thanks Bruce. Added.

Thanks Bruce. Added.
Forum: Touring
08-06-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Custom builds, as in part swaps or custom touring...

Custom builds, as in part swaps or custom touring frames? I know the Turismo line is offered to tourers but will they make me a 55/57 if I need it to go see France? Change the location of the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Didn't "skip" anyone. It's a fluid list which...

Didn't "skip" anyone. It's a fluid list which will be built upon, and taken away from if justified. Had to get out on my walk on the beach before sunset and felt those 5 where enough to get the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,890
Posted By Miles2go

Custom Touring Bikes - Builders Honor Roll

The following list covers field-proven custom built touring bicycles; where the frameset is made to order(custom sizing, tubing angles, etc.), depending on the needs and wishes of the customer.
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