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Forum: Touring
05-24-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,613
Posted By Bike Hermit

Somebody mentioned the narrow roads and heavy...

Somebody mentioned the narrow roads and heavy traffic in Yellowstone. There could be bumper to bumper motor homes, trailers and buses. Chances are very good there will also be herds of bison on the...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-17, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,053
Posted By Bike Hermit

No.5 and No.6

No.5 and No.6
Forum: Touring
01-10-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,046
Posted By Bike Hermit

None of the Tubus racks fit on the ECR, front or...

None of the Tubus racks fit on the ECR, front or rear. You will need Old Man Mountain or Surly racks. Surly's 8-pack and 24-pack racks are made to works on the ECR.
Forum: Touring
11-30-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,949
Posted By Bike Hermit

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Touring
11-14-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,855
Posted By Bike Hermit

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=1...

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=1385&v=MK
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,615
Posted By Bike Hermit

This, or don't bike tour in grizzly country.

This, or don't bike tour in grizzly country.
Forum: Touring
10-13-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,842
Posted By Bike Hermit

Any suggestions about handlebar...

Any suggestions about handlebar position/shape/height etc. are moot if your saddle height and set back and angle are not correct. Make sure of that first and then address the handlebar if needed.
Forum: Touring
10-07-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bike Hermit

Gilles Berthoud stainless steel 700 x 50. Look...

Gilles Berthoud stainless steel 700 x 50. Look good (basically forever) and are extra long for better coverage.
10-07-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Bike Hermit

I can get you one. They run USD $60.00 plus...

I can get you one. They run USD $60.00 plus shipping. PM me.
10-07-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,080
Posted By Bike Hermit

Not to insult you, but did you check the lacing...

Not to insult you, but did you check the lacing pattern to make sure everything is correct? Sometimes I have forgotten to alternate the side the new spoke crosses over the third spoke (using cross...
Forum: Touring
10-04-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,159
Posted By Bike Hermit

This. Plus an LHT or Disc Trucker in your size...

This. Plus an LHT or Disc Trucker in your size will only be available with 26" wheels.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By Bike Hermit

As far as I know the Marathon Plus is not made in...

As far as I know the Marathon Plus is not made in a folding version.
Forum: Touring
01-29-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,441
Posted By Bike Hermit

The 60mm fenders fit on the 26" wheel truckers....

The 60mm fenders fit on the 26" wheel truckers. The chain may rub the fender when in the little ring and the big cog, but a well placed blow from a ball peen hammer creates a little dent so the chain...
Forum: Touring
01-28-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,441
Posted By Bike Hermit

If the actual width of the 1.75" tire is 1.75" or...

If the actual width of the 1.75" tire is 1.75" or a little less, then the 50mm width will fit. that is how my wife's bike is setup501143
Forum: Touring
01-28-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,441
Posted By Bike Hermit

I usually recommend the 60mm width. They look...

I usually recommend the 60mm width. They look strange with a big gap between the tire and fender when used with the stock tires but when you upgrade to 2" tires (which I also usually recommend) they...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By Bike Hermit

Steel

Steel
Forum: Touring
11-12-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,303
Posted By Bike Hermit

Anybody use Endura products? I have some of their...

Anybody use Endura products? I have some of their gear which is a few years old now but is great. As with everything they are constantly changing their products though and the last bib shorts I...
Forum: Touring
11-11-15, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bike Hermit

Hmmmm, so maybe a section about putting the bike...

Hmmmm, so maybe a section about putting the bike back together after having it shipped to the start of a tour.
Forum: Touring
11-05-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bike Hermit

Good stuff! Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I am...

Good stuff! Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I am thinking basic repairs and hacks to get to the next town/shop where more complicated repairs requiring special tools or skills can be done if needed. An...
Forum: Touring
11-04-15, 05:17 PM
Forum: Touring
11-01-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Bike Hermit

Basic Maintenance/Repair ebook for Touring Cyclists

Hello everyone,
I've started work on an ebook outlining basic, routine maintenance and adjustment tips and repair and hack tips for the touring bike. The target audience is cyclo tourists out in the...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,343
Posted By Bike Hermit

Hello everyone, I've started work on an ebook...

Hello everyone,
I've started work on an ebook outlining basic, routine maintenance and adjustment tips and repair and hack tips for the touring bike. The target audience is cyclo tourists out in...
Forum: Touring
10-27-15, 06:36 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 282,537
Posted By Bike Hermit

Hello everyone, I've started work on an ebook...

Hello everyone,
I've started work on an ebook outlining basic, routine maintenance and adjustment tips and repair and hack tips for the touring bike. The target audience is cyclo tourists out in...
Forum: Touring
10-17-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,993
Posted By Bike Hermit

Chad, in the OP said he wanted recommendations...

Chad, in the OP said he wanted recommendations for bomb proof wheels, not light wheels.
Jobst Brandt R.I.P. has to be invoked in any discussion about wheels. In The Bicycle Wheel he talks about...
Forum: Touring
10-17-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bike Hermit

Actually, they are...

Actually, they are (http://store.biketouringnews.com/unior-cassette-lockring-tool/). We have them in stock. US $11.99 They work great and are a cheap and light way to gain a little peace of mind.
Forum: Touring
10-16-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bike Hermit

One small, clever tool is the Unior cassette tool...

One small, clever tool is the Unior cassette tool (http://biketouringnews.com/?s=an+important+tool)
Forum: Touring
10-16-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,993
Posted By Bike Hermit

I have a customer who had a Shimano XT freehub...

I have a customer who had a Shimano XT freehub body crack. I had an XT hub on one of my bikes which just started freewheeling, in both directions, one day. The pawls in the freehub body had all...
Forum: Touring
10-16-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,993
Posted By Bike Hermit

Question; There is a difference between the Mavic...

Question; There is a difference between the Mavic A719 and the Velocity rims you mentioned. The Velocity rims have no eyelets while the Mavic rim has eyelets that extend through both walls of the...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Bike Hermit

I would keep looking. For a commuter bike you...

I would keep looking. For a commuter bike you might want the ability to add fenders and none of those bikes will fit fenders. Bigger tires would be nice too!
Forum: Commuting
06-10-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Bike Hermit

Holy cow! Nice job. This: "I am looking forward...

Holy cow! Nice job. This: "I am looking forward to the ride. I am really going to like commuting." says it all.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-15, 06:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,908
Posted By Bike Hermit

I read some pundit's advice which said...

I read some pundit's advice which said (paraphrased here): Act unpredictable; swerve a little bit when you know a car is approaching behind you at a respectable distance. I am always amazed by how...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,908
Posted By Bike Hermit

visible

visible
Forum: Touring
01-15-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By Bike Hermit

I think you'll find the TrunkIt will not fit on...

I think you'll find the TrunkIt will not fit on the TopIt. The QubeIt is a nice bag if you have the room for it and the attachment system is secure and easy to use, and since you already have the...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,904
Posted By Bike Hermit

CHeck out RHM's bike! it's a race bike, at least...

CHeck out RHM's bike! it's a race bike, at least it says racer on it, and that bike looks GOOD with fenders!
Forum: Commuting
01-13-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,904
Posted By Bike Hermit

Agreed. And anything less than full coverage...

Agreed. And anything less than full coverage fenders is a waste. Besides, bikes look better with full fenders! Once all the hardware is on even full coverage metal fenders are pretty quick to take...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,041,760
Posted By Bike Hermit

This is me and Norm, my Surly Cross Check ...

This is me and Norm, my Surly Cross Check
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09-19-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,065
Posted By Bike Hermit

Reckon that's what you get when you buy from a...

Reckon that's what you get when you buy from a German discounter online because you don't want to pay full price:)
We have the converters as does Peter White. They are US $3
09-18-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,065
Posted By Bike Hermit

Busch & Müller Ixon IQ = $60.00 Busch & Müller...

Busch & Müller Ixon IQ = $60.00
Busch & Müller Ixon Core= $96.00
Not more than some of the lights mentioned in this thread!
Forum: Commuting
09-18-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,545
Posted By Bike Hermit

I love my Click-Stand...

I love my Click-Stand (http://www.click-stand.com/)!
09-18-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 13,065
Posted By Bike Hermit

I've never been to Germany but apparently...

I've never been to Germany but apparently bicycles and bicycling are taken a little more seriously there than in the US. So much more in fact that the rules for vehicles on the road include bicycles....
Forum: Touring
08-19-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,875
Posted By Bike Hermit

Cool, you're camping in "plane" sight

Cool, you're camping in "plane" sight
Forum: Touring
07-30-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By Bike Hermit

The intuitive response to hands going numb is...

The intuitive response to hands going numb is often “raise the handlebars.” But when you raise the bars they also get closer to you because of the angle of the head tube. Then you risk becoming like...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,574
Posted By Bike Hermit

I haven't read all the replies, so if somebody...

I haven't read all the replies, so if somebody has already shared this- I don't care
It?s Not A Race (http://www.itsnotarace.org/)
There are more rules at Velominati...
Forum: Touring
07-10-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,497
Posted By Bike Hermit

We spent yesterday morning with a woman who has...

We spent yesterday morning with a woman who has been living on her aluminum Mirada mountain bike for seven years! She has been all over the world and has replaced everything except the frame.
Forum: Touring
07-01-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,110
Posted By Bike Hermit

Sinewave Cycles Reactor dynamo hub power...

Sinewave Cycles Reactor dynamo hub power converter.390561390562
Forum: Touring
07-01-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By Bike Hermit

I loke the Bushnell Solarwrap Mini. The battery...

I loke the Bushnell Solarwrap Mini. The battery doesn't have the capacity of the Anker but the solar panel is integrated and the whole thing makes a small package. In fact I carry two of them when...
Forum: Touring
06-04-14, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,608
Posted By Bike Hermit

Or this385091

Or this385091
Forum: Touring
05-19-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,622
Posted By Bike Hermit

The aluminum seat pin can corrode when in contact...

The aluminum seat pin can corrode when in contact with steel. Galvanic corrosion I think. I had to destroy a Dura-Ace post to remove it from my Serotta Colorado. Damaged the frame enough to require a...
Forum: Touring
05-16-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,447
Posted By Bike Hermit

Most of the newer Tubus racks (anything with...

Most of the newer Tubus racks (anything with "Evo" in the name) are not compatible with the Tubus quick release adapter. The only Tubus rack I am aware of that still does work with the QR adapter is...
Forum: Touring
05-15-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bike Hermit

Those voices in your head are wrong. ACA kicks...

Those voices in your head are wrong. ACA kicks ass!
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