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Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I read a statement like, "waxing my chain or...

When I read a statement like, "waxing my chain or getting it lubed", when I read "getting it lubed" it sounds like you are getting someone else to apply the lube. Or when I read "I got a LBS to...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree, but most people are mathematically...

Agree, but most people are mathematically challenged these days, especially those that grew up with calculators so they did not have to develop the mental skills to do complicated math in their head....
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Here is an example of why my comment on Ortlieb...

Here is an example of why my comment on Ortlieb price in Europe. If you type in Germany as location, the price for these panniers is 104.90 Euros which includes VAT....
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Triumphs had a very wide power band, that is...

My Triumphs had a very wide power band, that is why the gearbox only had four gears, you only needed four.




Over a decade ago I was still standing on the pedals to power up hills or...
Forum: Touring
08-16-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to keep my chain lube in my tools and...

I used to keep my chain lube in my tools and spares bag that resided in the bottom of a pannier. I never thought of lubing my chain when in the campground so it never got used.

For the past three...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My late 1960s and early 1970s Triumph T100R...

My late 1960s and early 1970s Triumph T100R Daytona motorcycles had four speed transmissions, with only four you always knew which gear you were in.

But a bicycle that has two different...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My advice is that if you do find something there...

My advice is that if you do find something there that you can't buy here, make sure that the dealer or retailer can provide any paperwork you need to get the VAT tax refunded once you leave the EU. ...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I suspect that is the difference. The top of my...

I suspect that is the difference. The top of my bars is usually pretty close to the top of saddle height, the bars might be slighly lower but are likely within a half inch. My folding bike is an...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am guessing you have a much smaller size frame...

I am guessing you have a much smaller size frame than me. The front downtube shifter on my rando bike is a significant reach. I have to stop pedaling, swing my left knee way out so I can reach my...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I applaud your efforts to avoid discarding...

I applaud your efforts to avoid discarding perfectly good components, I too have bent axles so I would not want to use a older freewheel type hub for touring.

A friend of mine tours with...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There were two lines at the airport, I was in the...

There were two lines at the airport, I was in the line for those that checked one or more boxes yes on the form, yes I had food with me.

The woman next to me in line was a teacher that had been...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nice set of panniers. A year and a half ago at a...

Nice set of panniers. A year and a half ago at a swap meet I picked up a pair of the rear Cannondale panniers that had hardly been used, paid something like $10 USD for them. Two or three other...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs...

On some lights the standlight uses different LEDs than the main beam. On those lights, if you are not moving the main beam would not be lit when you "stand in front of the bike with the light on...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is why I keep the receipt for my Rohloff hub...

That is why I keep the receipt for my Rohloff hub and separate receipt for my bike frame as PDF files on my phone.

But the only thing that USA customs was interested in the two times that I came...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you are talking about touring on a steel...

I assume you are talking about touring on a steel frame bike with 120 or 126mm rear dropouts.

If the frame was steel and had 126mm dropouts, you should be able to put a modern freehub type hub...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I like a Rohloff for touring, but there are...

I like a Rohloff for touring, but there are advantages and disadvantages to a Rohloff just like there are advantages and disadvantages for derailleurs. I have three touring bikes, two use...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you start looking in Germany at the touring...

If you start looking in Germany at the touring bikes, you will start seeing more Rohloff bikes. They are pretty rare here in the USA. I would not say they are common in Europe, but they are less...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I used a Suntour high normal front...

When I used a Suntour high normal front derailleur where pushing both down tube levers forward put you into the highest gear, I usually used the right hand for both front and rear shifting. Cresting...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you buy in Italy, you are likely paying a VAT...

If you buy in Italy, you are likely paying a VAT tax. If you bring a bike to Italy to keep it there for more than 90 days from outside the EU, you might have to pay a customs duty when you bring it...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am successfully resisting the temptation to...

I am successfully resisting the temptation to refer to my Rohloff shifter as a bar end shifter on my expedition bike.
...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A friend of mine that has competed in ironman...

A friend of mine that has competed in ironman competitions saw one of my touring bikes one time and commented that he was unaware that you could put tri shifters on the ends of a handlebar like I had...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I really do not like downtube friction shifters,...

I really do not like downtube friction shifters, but I have bar end shifters on my two derailleur touring bikes and on my folding bike. The rear bar end shifters are indexed, not the old friction. ...
08-12-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My rainy month touring in Iceland, several cables...

My rainy month touring in Iceland, several cables died from corrosion at the plugs, as did one of my two taillights. So, yes, on a bike tour I bring spare cables. And I always bring two taillights....
08-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not have anything that uses USB C yet, so I...

I do not have anything that uses USB C yet, so I am intentionally remaining ignorant.

But if you get it, you will have two power banks so your worst case scenario would be that you could charge...
08-12-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Very good point. Fully agree. My last bike...

Very good point. Fully agree.

My last bike tour, I planned to be fully self sufficient on electrics from my dynohub and Sinewave Revolution USB charger that was powered by the dynohub. Before...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was not going to say anything on the knee...

I was not going to say anything on the knee thing, but I think I once bumped my knee on a bar end shifter and the unplanned whack on the side of the handlebar coupled with an unplanned sudden upshift...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is a heavy rack. I did my first couple...

That is a heavy rack. I did my first couple tours with Surly racks. Then I bought a Tubus Ergo for the front and Tubus Logo EVO for the rear for touring.

The Surly front rack I decided was...
08-12-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If it is 62 watt hours, that is a pretty big...

If it is 62 watt hours, that is a pretty big power bank. I can't imagine you would be able to push a lot of current through the electronics in that one unit for charging regardless of how big your...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,561
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I recall back in the early 70s seeing bar end...

I recall back in the early 70s seeing bar end shifters listed in a catalog of Campy components but never actually saw any. A couple years ago I saw some vintage Campy bar end shifters for the first...
Forum: Touring
08-11-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some credit cards have an extra benefit of...

Some credit cards have an extra benefit of extended warranty and some credit cards have said in their advertisements that it covers loss for almost any reason. I believe that the generic credit card...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I never realized until looking at the Surly...

I never realized until looking at the Surly photos in this thread how fortunate I was that on my Nomad I could put on the Greenfield type stand without any difficulty.
...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,145
Posted By Tourist in MSN

About a month ago when I was touring in the...

About a month ago when I was touring in the Candian Maritimes, I met a Brit that flew to Toronto, he bought a used bike there for something like $250 CAD, he had ridden it to the Nova Scotia...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In addition to the light and wire, you likely...

In addition to the light and wire, you likely need one of these too.
https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-3C41-Nexus-Retainer-Internal/dp/B001EIAZVQ

Peter White likely sells those too. Peter White...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I really prefer a kickstand. ...

I really prefer a kickstand.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/922x691/20imgp2845_4073d3c7868621657834ba5b09dc1fcb4cd0967a.jpg

That said, I am afraid of putting one on my...
08-07-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tourist in MSN

An example of a longer bracket is the one on the...

An example of a longer bracket is the one on the canti brake post on my rando bike, the red bike pictured above.
08-07-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Regarding connectors, when I first wired up my...

Regarding connectors, when I first wired up my first dyno powered light, it was a B&M light and it used the 2.8mm spade connectors. So, I bought more of the 2.8m spade connectors, both male and...
08-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That bracket can be bent if you have some large...

That bracket can be bent if you have some large tools and a big vice. You could raise it up a bit if you really want to but it looks fine to me.
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

From Astoria to San Francisco tried all kinds of...

From Astoria to San Francisco tried all kinds of weight distribution, nothing fixed it. After I dumped the frame, I built up a rando bike and put the wheels on that frame, the wheels are not the...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That was my defective 2004 LHT that Surly refused...

That was my defective 2004 LHT that Surly refused to warranty, I had such a bad shimmy for the entire trip that I stripped all the parts off of the bike when I got home and put the frame in the metal...
08-07-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One of my bikes, sometimes I use a rack with a...

One of my bikes, sometimes I use a rack with a rack mounted taillight, sometimes take the rack off and instead use a seatstay mounted light. Thus, I wire it quickly for temporary use. And wrap the...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just do not tighten it too much, Surly...

Just do not tighten it too much, Surly re-designed their LHT a few years after they first came out with the model and after that re-design they started getting warranty claims for crushed chainstays....
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, my pads were pretty much shot when I got...

Yeah, my pads were pretty much shot when I got home from my Pacific Coast trip. I had one pair (for one wheel) spare pads with me on the trip but did not replace until I got home.
...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,528
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Front can be harder choice. You already have the...

Front can be harder choice. You already have the waterproofness in the rear so if you have stuff that does not need to stay dry you could use non-waterproof front panniers. (I do not consider...
08-06-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is your light powered by an internal Li Ion...

Is your light powered by an internal Li Ion battery? I am not familiar with your specific light, but some Li Ion batteries have a protection circuit that prevents them from charging if they were...
08-05-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This thread shamed me into cleaning up the ugly...

This thread shamed me into cleaning up the ugly part of my wiring on my Lynskey Backroad, the taillight wiring along the downtube looked pretty ugly. It is no longer wrapped around the brake cable,...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That explains how you could take over a month...

That explains how you could take over a month off. Sounds like you have a good boss to allow that.




My knees are much happier now that I have stopped standing on the pedals to accelerate up...
08-05-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I offer this first photo in total humor only,...

I offer this first photo in total humor only, only a headlamp and no taillamp. Both hub and light grounded to the fork, so only one wire about 5 inches long is needed.
...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no suggestions, as all my pre-retirement...

I have no suggestions, as all my pre-retirement tours were a week long, maybe a couple days beyond a week plus the two weekends that sandwich it. During my professional career, a 35 day vacation...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,582
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Genuine news media? As in the people that if they...

Genuine news media? As in the people that if they find they reported something that was incorrect, they then publish a correction? Yes, I trust them.

If you do not, that is your call.
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,829
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never used a belt. I saw two belt drive...

I have never used a belt. I saw two belt drive Rohloff bikes when I was in Iceland, I talked to both owners and asked them about the belt drive. One of them said that since you could not buy a belt...
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