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Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By 3speed

DanBell has the right idea. Are you going on...

DanBell has the right idea. Are you going on mountain bike single-track, or gravel multi-use type bike paths? Because if you're riding a flat multi-use path, you do Not need mountain bike tires. You...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By 3speed

I've gotten great use out of my Busch and...

I've gotten great use out of my Busch and Muller(B&M). It's a fantastic light. I went through xxcycle. Even with shipping to the US, it was significantly cheaper than buying in the US(as with lots of...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 905
Posted By 3speed

As mentioned above by Geoffs, the rear hub is...

As mentioned above by Geoffs, the rear hub is something to be wary of. I've only bent a few axles in my life. They were on decent quality 80's bikes with freewheels and my cheapo bike as a teenager...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By 3speed

^ Someone get that guy a rack!

^ Someone get that guy a rack!
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By 3speed

My thought was also basing my pricing loosely on...

My thought was also basing my pricing loosely on LHT in the area, which are priced around $700. Unfortunately the couple for sale around here right now are both the non-disk model. So basically mine...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By 3speed

Touring Bike Value, Help Needed

Iím selling my touring bike. I see prices for various touring bikes range wildly from $200-2,000. Iím not quite sure where mine falls. Itís an Advocate Cycles Sand County. The complete bike MSRP was...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,582
Posted By 3speed

I like the idea of replacing a few key bolts with...

I like the idea of replacing a few key bolts with torx heads.

Iíve thought about melting a hard wax and filling bolts like stem and seat, but torx is easier. The wax would be fairly simple since...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By 3speed

Ah, your first experience since childhood...

Ah, your first experience since childhood actually doing something in life, not just sitting around board, filling your time with what you've been shown that you should be doing... Sucks, doesn't it?...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,582
Posted By 3speed

You must live in a rough area. I think I've only...

You must live in a rough area. I think I've only seen one person arrested for shoplifting in my entire lifetime. But anywho, of course people steal from Whole Foods. People steal from everywhere.
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,582
Posted By 3speed

I'm amazed at how many people have such casual...

I'm amazed at how many people have such casual attitudes about locking up. I Always lock my bike. Why wouldn't you? It's worth the peace of mind alone. It's not difficult to do. I personally carry a...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By 3speed

I wouldn't doubt it might be measurable. Anything...

I wouldn't doubt it might be measurable. Anything is zippier than a LHT. It's the semi-truck of bikes. Throw on some Marathons and you're in for one dull ride. And little wheeled bikes can be pretty...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By 3speed

Can you turn the bike over and get a picture of...

Can you turn the bike over and get a picture of that from the bottom, and not quite so close? I'm curious what kind of guide you have under the bottom bracket, and how much space you're working with.
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By 3speed

This has also happened to me, and a couple other...

This has also happened to me, and a couple other people I know. I had a full bottle of water in my carry-on. They miss the stuff they're supposed to take from you and take your stuff that is clearly...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By 3speed

No picture. I think you need 10 posts. There is a...

No picture. I think you need 10 posts. There is a way to solve it, but you're correct that a picture would be very helpful.
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,620
Posted By 3speed

I think he means the "ignore" list. If that is...

I think he means the "ignore" list. If that is what he meant, it just means that your posts won't show up when he looks at the forum. Basically it's a way to make the forum less frustrating if...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By 3speed

This made me curious, so I went to the site. He...

This made me curious, so I went to the site. He has a donation counter on the front page, showing $5,000 this month. Over $30,000 for the year so far. He's on track to make over $50,000/year running...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By 3speed

Yup, a center stand might well do the trick....

Yup, a center stand might well do the trick....
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,620
Posted By 3speed

You're overthinking it. Basically the option is...

You're overthinking it. Basically the option is either get a 10-12" tablet and keyboard (with battery life being your main priority), or one of those new tiny laptops that you can find in most any...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By 3speed

I couldn't even imagine coming up on a scene like...

I couldn't even imagine coming up on a scene like that...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By 3speed

Haha. We seem to have different hobbies, and very...

Haha. We seem to have different hobbies, and very different ideas of luck. :P Bears and big cats in the wild are two of a very short list of things that would scare me. I love all animals and think...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,481
Posted By 3speed

I hope you are too. And I hold no ill will toward...

I hope you are too. And I hold no ill will toward you at all. That's why I mentioned before that I was only saying something because the previous person had been responded to as if they were in the...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By 3speed

No idea on the European cassette, but my...

No idea on the European cassette, but my understanding and experience is that if an 8sp or 9sp will fit, a 10sp will fit. I believe they're the same width freehub through all of those cassettes. I...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,481
Posted By 3speed

The closest part of that sentence, to me, is the...

The closest part of that sentence, to me, is the putting the word harmless in quotes. But I still don't think that qualifies. Is that the part you're referring to? I assume you're talking about...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By 3speed

Totally depends on the ass-of-the-day in TSA. A...

Totally depends on the ass-of-the-day in TSA. A lot of them are regular people doing their job. Random ones seem to have alpha dog complexes. I had a lighter confiscated, which is blatantly on the...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By 3speed

Yeah, bears don't seem to be seen in WI nearly as...

Yeah, bears don't seem to be seen in WI nearly as much as other places, as far as my experience and what I've heard. I've heard and even seen plenty of smaller predator animals like coyotes, and...
07-27-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By 3speed

I'd still feel salty about it. How could you not?...

I'd still feel salty about it. How could you not? Lesson learned(again). Be wary of that shop in the future...
07-27-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By 3speed

Those are all awesome. I have one of the ones...

Those are all awesome. I have one of the ones made from a rear dropout. Unfortunately I lack the fabrication skills/tools to make a really cool one myself. :( I'd love to have one of the crank arm...
07-27-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By 3speed

I'm not saying anyone is right or wrong. I think...

I'm not saying anyone is right or wrong. I think this is going to be different depending on who you ask. I personally don't think Koolstops are remotely close to as nice as disks. Both brakes will...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By 3speed

As mentioned, your shimmy will be Much worse with...

As mentioned, your shimmy will be Much worse with the weight up high on the front. In general, you'll have to either go very light weight or you're going to have some noodle issues with an old...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,481
Posted By 3speed

Honestly, just ride south. It would be fun and...

Honestly, just ride south. It would be fun and cool if you have time to start on the west coast and go from there, but either way just go south. Find your best route through Mexico, etc, and just...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,194
Posted By 3speed

They Can be pretty big around there, but it's not...

They Can be pretty big around there, but it's not common. I think a 400lb-er would be quite the bear in that area. They get bigger the further north you go. You're just below the "real" WI bear...
07-26-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By 3speed

^ *shrug* Could mean a bike shop. A bike shop is...

^ *shrug* Could mean a bike shop. A bike shop is a store...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,543
Posted By 3speed

Something like this, maybe front wheel driven,...

Something like this, maybe front wheel driven, with a removable plastic bubble hatch in the middle? Then have the bed be a reclining style thing that you can raise up to form a seat rather than a...
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By 3speed

Do you have the bikes yet? If so, are they...

Do you have the bikes yet? If so, are they touring specific bikes? If not, what kind? How often and how far does your weakest group member ride?
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,294
Posted By 3speed

For camping, if youíre just getting into it and...

For camping, if youíre just getting into it and on a budget, I recommend the Klymit sleep pad, a cheap canister stove from Amazon(Something that weighs very little and has lots of good review...
Forum: Touring
07-19-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,329
Posted By 3speed

A good multi-tool is ideal. I use one from Topeak...

A good multi-tool is ideal. I use one from Topeak that has every size allen you could need for a bike, philips and flat heads, star bits, spoke wrenches, and chain tool. That plus a couple spare...
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By 3speed

White always gets dirty quickly. There's no...

White always gets dirty quickly. There's no fighting it. On a bike where the color works, it looks hot until you ride the bike. Then it looks the opposite of hot. :(
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By 3speed

I would assume it's a little heavier than the...

I would assume it's a little heavier than the folding version, but still has the same nice, supple ride. Personally, only because I've ridden the tire before, I'd actually probably pick this over...
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By 3speed

I haven't used those particular ones, but I've...

I haven't used those particular ones, but I've used Lizard Skin. It was nice, but I didn't feel it warranted the price. Slightly nicer than some other stuff, for much more money(I think the one I got...
Forum: Touring
07-16-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By 3speed

I also always do my own work, and go over my bike...

I also always do my own work, and go over my bike very thoroughly before a tour, and then put on at least a few long ride days before the trip. Then recheck all bolts and bearings to make sure...
Forum: Touring
07-15-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By 3speed

Well, hereís the lower end, wired version....

Well, hereís the lower end, wired version. Different versions seem to come and go
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOWT/vittoria-voyager-wired-tyre
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By 3speed

For $10(I don't know how to make the pound...

For $10(I don't know how to make the pound symbol...), I'm sure the Randonneur is a good tire. I'd just look into the two tires and see what you think. I'd think the Hyper is probably a faster...
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By 3speed

Those are classy. They might be great for a...

Those are classy. They might be great for a classy build steel rando bike.
Avoid the VO touring pedals. I found them small and kind of uncomfortable. I'd actually go so far as to say that they're...
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By 3speed

Well the answer to this Totally depends on what...

Well the answer to this Totally depends on what kind of terrain you plain to ride on, your preferences for puncture protection, etc. My first thought is there's no question you should go to...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By 3speed

I hope you're not considering the through axle...

I hope you're not considering the through axle and 110mm spacing as new standards, and are depending on them being a "standard" for a long. This sort of stuff seems to be constantly changing now that...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,329
Posted By 3speed

I vote for Bob or maybe if you could find an...

I vote for Bob or maybe if you could find an extrawheel trailer. Or hell, even just a cheap kids trailer off of CL. Give the bearings a good tune-up, get some decent road tires(low/no tread) and go...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,251
Posted By 3speed

A couple of random questions: 1) Are hub...

A couple of random questions:
1) Are hub problems common? I've only done a couple thousand miles of loaded touring, so I'm still in the lower ranks of many of you, and have never done really long...
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By 3speed

I've barely used warm showers, and had a fine...

I've barely used warm showers, and had a fine time both times I stayed, and the one time I hosted. I left no feedback because it wasn't overly positive or negative. I don't really see any point in...
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,239
Posted By 3speed

Once when UPS tried to deliver a package and I...

Once when UPS tried to deliver a package and I wasn't home, they took it upon themselves to send it to an address that I hadn't live at for years, about an hour and a half away... Luckily the person...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By 3speed

Funny how we get used to things. I personally...

Funny how we get used to things. I personally would be raging and would be kept up all night with trains blowing horns. I hate them. A noisy campground with some people partying will make it a little...
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