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Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,142
Posted By john m flores

Testimonial

In 1997, I used my mountain bike (with 26" x 1" high pressure tires, rear rack with bags, front handlebar bag, and Spinacci bars) on a loaded PCH tour from Oakland to LA. Somewhere along the way, a...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,581
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve had plenty of people stop and ask me if Iím...

Iíve had plenty of people stop and ask me if Iím ok when stopped by the side of the road taking a break or whatever. One time, in complete darkness, I was bent over the front of the bike checking a...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,581
Posted By Happy Feet

Why? Wouldn't the next motorist just stop and...

Why? Wouldn't the next motorist just stop and help.
Been on a lot of lonely two lane roads, never met a guy called bubba, never felt the need for a security blanket buddy.
My experience has been...
12-30-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Or an actual gravel company.

Or an actual gravel company.
Forum: Touring
12-29-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,888
Posted By alan s

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
12-27-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 161,152
Posted By westrid_dad

Finally gave in, and mounted fenders on my "fair...

Finally gave in, and mounted fenders on my "fair weather commuter/graveler/single-tracker/roadster" Cannondale Topstone. I didn't think I'd need them necessarily, but after I got tired of listening...
Forum: Touring
12-24-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By zweitesmal2

Model year leftovers are a good way to get a...

Model year leftovers are a good way to get a deal. I bought my Breezer Radar gravel bike for a bit over $700 US and swapped out the groupset for the new Shimano 105 R7000 stuff (minus the brakes),...
Forum: Touring
12-23-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By tyrion

REI house brands are great value: ...

REI house brands are great value:

https://www.rei.com/product/122462/co-op-cycles-adv-11-bike

Even better value during their sales (which isn't right now).
12-11-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,511
Posted By wgscott

My GRX crank was $150 (before a discount was...

My GRX crank was $150 (before a discount was applied). A quick Googling showed the Easton for $149.99.

The White Industries crank I took off was about $150,000,000.00.
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,582
Posted By saddlesores

sorry, but this seems to be a problem in search...

sorry, but this seems to be a problem in search of a problem.

one of those useless, expensive things you buy from spencer's gifts for somebody
you heard rides a bike sometimes, and it's either...
12-06-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,002
Posted By Paul Barnard

I wasn't familiar with that model. I looked it...

I wasn't familiar with that model. I looked it up. It is designed to provide greater comfort on upright bikes. Comfort is both subjective and variable from one anatomy to another. Nowhere does...
12-05-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,773
Posted By Koyote

I'm kind of with cyccommute : I'm pretty...

I'm kind of with cyccommute : I'm pretty comfortable with buying new helmets (I always have two: one for commuting, one for training) after a crash or 4-5 years, whichever comes first. I've got...
12-05-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,773
Posted By DrIsotope

We have a whole range of looks, including...

We have a whole range of looks, including moustache, if that's what you're into.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/qrer1ut_a10781cc0fbac5b899eb293bb135721f5bb551e4.jpg
12-05-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,773
Posted By mrt2you

because the UV rays help break down the plastic...

because the UV rays help break down the plastic and stryofoam. there are no UV rays buried in a landfill.
do a test for yourself. take a piece of old styrofoam cooler. cover 1/2 of it so the...
Forum: Introductions
12-02-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By curbtender

My favorite, "Pull my toe..."

My favorite, "Pull my toe..."
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,328
Posted By staehpj1

The OP seems to be saying it is different than...

The OP seems to be saying it is different than WS. It is not clear to me exactly how. I followed the links and was kind of confused. Without digging deeper than I cared to I didn't get a very good...
11-21-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,856
Posted By gus6464

Rove ST build

Finally finished her up and she's a ripper. For reference the tires are 650x2.1. The rear one fit with room to spare. Have another wheelset I'm going to use for slicks. Haven't decided on which...
11-21-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,849
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

Chunkies just doesn't have the same ring to it

Chunkies just doesn't have the same ring to it
11-01-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,225
Posted By mstateglfr

'They' allow extended demo rides, 'they' offer...

'They' allow extended demo rides, 'they' offer free beer and shots?
Lets drop the 3rd person, eh?

Be up front and disclose that you are an owner of the shop. It will seem less sketch if...
10-31-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By dwmckee

Having found myself soking wet after a heavy rain...

Having found myself soking wet after a heavy rain night in a bargain tent, all I can say is I'd have paid an extra $200 that night easy just to be dry again... Check reviews for testing in high...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x226/tenor_c3bd84f22a500785fb34dcc702ba7df0bc57421b.gif

Pics man, always pics. Especially of built bikes!
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,355
Posted By Machka

This is a photo I took on a rainy, gloomy day in...

This is a photo I took on a rainy, gloomy day in Plymouth, UK in 2012. I saw these cyclists and quickly snapped this photo.

You can answer for yourself what some ideas to stay highly visible are...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By bikemig

Wait you posted a thread on a new frame and bike...

Wait you posted a thread on a new frame and bike that you built and no pics?
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,355
Posted By jpescatore

I've become a fan of high viz on my moving bits -...

I've become a fan of high viz on my moving bits - gloves and socks. A few years ago on an early start group ride I noticed how that stood out even after my mind seemed to filter out the high number...
10-26-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By mstateglfr

If I wanted ultegra and titanium, then maybe. ...

If I wanted ultegra and titanium, then maybe.
If I wanted carbon and sram, then maybe not.

Glad I could help.***
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By alan s

Standing for days on end sounds like a lot of fun.

Standing for days on end sounds like a lot of fun.
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By mev

If you haven't found it yet, there is a Facebook...

If you haven't found it yet, there is a Facebook Group "Bike Touring Americas: Alaska to Patagonia"

Participants in the group include a number of people also currently on tour. So I found it...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,113
Posted By nun

I've done that and it works nicely so that I can...

I've done that and it works nicely so that I can easily carry all my luggage ie the Ortlieb bar bag and the Carradice, on my shoulder.

...
10-15-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By gus6464

One thing I learned about tents very early on is...

One thing I learned about tents very early on is to go to REI and try them out first. Online it doesn't tell you how easy or a pain they are to put up and if they have quirks when doing so.

Also...
10-15-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By beechnutC23

Update: got an email from WTB yesterday, they...

Update: got an email from WTB yesterday, they will cover it under warranty. Kudos for a quick resolution, I sent in the claim on Saturday and got a satisfactory reply on Monday.
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,113
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You might want to also consider a frame bag for...

You might want to also consider a frame bag for some more volume in addition to the bags you cited.

I have a Carradice Nelson Longflap, that is a bit smaller than the one you are looking at. I...
10-12-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,862
Posted By Happy Feet

What a saint., out there trying to save the world...

What a saint., out there trying to save the world from itself.

This is Bike Forums, an internet discussion group where everyone just shares their opinion. People with campaigns become tedious...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By axolotl

It's inevitable. Virtually every time that...

It's inevitable. Virtually every time that someone comes here and mentions biking in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, folks who have never biked in Latin America feel compelled to issue...
10-11-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,727
Posted By Darth Lefty

Typical responses you might expect: We...

Typical responses you might expect:


We tried this in 1982 and we didn't like it so all the people who have been doing it more and more for the last 20 years on mountain bikes are just wrong
...
10-11-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,727
Posted By PDKL45

Discussing new tech in all forums can be sort of...

Discussing new tech in all forums can be sort of frustrating at times. Take 1x tech for example. As soon as you make a post about a 1x9 drivetrain, for instance, you will get some reasonable replies,...
10-10-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,932
Posted By REDMASTA

mad MUP fury trail.

mad MUP fury trail.
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,700
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Getting away from my three older sisters and...

Getting away from my three older sisters and wanting to be self reliant. Andy
10-08-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By mstateglfr

Carbon frames arent all equal in that a lower...

Carbon frames arent all equal in that a lower model carbon bike may use different material than a higher model carbon bike.

The boutique frames cost more for a number of reasons.
- Lack of...
Forum: Touring
10-07-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,793
Posted By KC8QVO

I've thought about both sides of the proverbial...

I've thought about both sides of the proverbial coin - staying at hosts' places and hosting myself, but the position the OP is in is what turns me off for the most part - more so on hosting myself,...
10-02-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,631
Posted By MrFingers

2020 Canyon Grails released. Same frame, new groupsets and new colours.

Canyon released their new Grails to the audience yesterday. I went to the factory open day back in September, and there I saw some of them on the assembly line, so I knew what to expect, but was told...
09-26-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,898
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Review: Dropbar mountain bike (Cutthroat) vs. dedicated gravel bike (Stigmata)

I have both bikes and ridden the same handful of local routes again and again for comparison. The following observations are personal and specific to my riding style and the surfaces around here....
09-25-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By ljsense

It would increase my enjoyment of this forum if I...

It would increase my enjoyment of this forum if I didn't have to risk reading this tortuously bad logic.

You're favoring ignorant people. A few people ought to learn that some people are in total...
09-19-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By woodcraft

Not the battle I would pick.

Not the battle I would pick.
09-19-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,954
Posted By Humpy

Honestly? I think riding around and yelling...

Honestly?

I think riding around and yelling at people about stuff like this is incredibly ******y.
09-19-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,862
Posted By Kapusta

20 pages of replies and maybe 10 posts that...

20 pages of replies and maybe 10 posts that actually address the OPs point.

Thatís actually pretty good by BF standards.
09-13-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,507
Posted By Happy Feet

You certainly seem to have a personal grudge...

You certainly seem to have a personal grudge against me but that's your problem not mine. We can't help if you keep moving the "goal" post because this is all apparently just theoretical musings for...
09-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,862
Posted By Happy Feet

Well, I wouldn't call them moustache bars but...

Well, I wouldn't call them moustache bars but perhaps "raised eyebrow' bars?
09-09-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,862
Posted By Happy Feet

Just ignoring the troll above Hunched...

Just ignoring the troll above



Hunched over the front of the bike is not the best position for descending, it's only the best for a bike not set up to descend and hampered by other design...
09-08-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,783
Posted By mstateglfr

It's pretty much done. I ust need to put on...

It's pretty much done.
I ust need to put on tape, cap both brake cables, and eventually put on a different stem(100mm vs the current 90mm).
My favorite stem, a generic uno ul 7 that's a lot...
09-06-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,862
Posted By spelger

is this a 15 minute argument or did you pay for...

is this a 15 minute argument or did you pay for the full hour?
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