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Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By Leebo

I had a 26/46 on my last trip, will go lower for...

I had a 26/46 on my last trip, will go lower for my next VT hilly outing. Lincoln gap the the Waitsfield gap are the real deal.
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By Leebo

Comfortable? That would be the shoes. Keen...

Comfortable? That would be the shoes. Keen sandals, race face chester nylon pedals with the pins at 1/2 the height.
07-03-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Leebo

There is a reason any mt bike over say $ 300 has...

There is a reason any mt bike over say $ 300 has a cassette. Freewheels are not so good for the rigors of mt biking. OP will need a whole new rear wheel. Look for an older but good quality used mt...
07-02-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By Leebo

Ruler, measuring tape or large carpenters square...

Ruler, measuring tape or large carpenters square all work for me.
06-30-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By Leebo

Won what? Speed, bump smoothness, traction? So...

Won what? Speed, bump smoothness, traction? So many variables. Rider weight, terrain. tire psi and so on. My summer fat bike tires are 4" and usually 7-12 psi. My 3 " tires on the Krampus are 10-18...
06-30-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,814
Posted By Leebo

If you take out the core to add sealant, not...

If you take out the core to add sealant, not going to get clogged. No mt bike flats in 4 years, seems to be working well for me.
06-24-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By Leebo

Get a big cup of HTFU. Seek some medical help...

Get a big cup of HTFU. Seek some medical help instead of random strangers on the web? Or, motrin, as you said rice, etc.
06-24-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
Posted By Leebo

I wear my down country helmet.

I wear my down country helmet.
Forum: Touring
06-22-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,347
Posted By Leebo

Tired and old? Not me. 10 bikes in the stable....

Tired and old? Not me. 10 bikes in the stable. Lots of mt biking, 3 rides a week. Usually. 110/72 for BP, good there. Did a 26 mile/4 hr mixed terrain ride today, pave and dirt roads connecting 3 mt...
06-22-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,226
Posted By Leebo

Fox should have some good tutorials on the...

Fox should have some good tutorials on the website. Or u tubes.
06-21-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By Leebo

Check the e bike forum here. Bikes don't have...

Check the e bike forum here. Bikes don't have motors.
06-20-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By Leebo

Velo orange has some fixes.

Velo orange has some fixes.
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By Leebo

Roll down the driveway, start tour. Thinking?...

Roll down the driveway, start tour. Thinking? Where's lunch, when is lunch? Learned? Dry bags are good. Carry enough dry layers, a warm layer and one to keep dry in. But not too much. Best tip. Start...
06-20-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,785
Posted By Leebo

Try this. Get a 3 new chains and a cassette, when...

Try this. Get a 3 new chains and a cassette, when needed. Rotate the chain through when they are stretched a little. Lots of life there.
06-20-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Leebo

Big fan of my Patagonia stuff. Minus 33 as...

Big fan of my Patagonia stuff. Minus 33 as well.
06-19-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,164
Posted By Leebo

Lots in New England. Lots are " rustic", dirt...

Lots in New England. Lots are " rustic", dirt ,rocks, mud, sand and tall grass. Plenty around, just need to connect them. Did some of the Airline trail in NE CT. I would check out, rails to trails...
06-19-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By Leebo

Contact Campy?

Contact Campy?
06-17-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Leebo

My disc brakes are debris free, always. The disc...

My disc brakes are debris free, always. The disc brakes grabbed you and threw you off the bike? Hmmm. Disc brakes work very good, maybe read up on the use first? They are great for mt biking and my...
06-17-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Leebo

Some snap into place, others just settle in. Look...

Some snap into place, others just settle in. Look at the registration line on the tire. There should be a line 3-5 ? mm or so around the tire near the rim, look to see that it is even. Hang bike?...
06-17-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,823
Posted By Leebo

Must ride more, bike paths? 3 x a week to...

Must ride more, bike paths? 3 x a week to improve. Spin class? Not what I do but works for some. I have trails 200 yds from my driveway.
06-16-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By Leebo

Lots of issues if the chain and cassette are worn...

Lots of issues if the chain and cassette are worn and only one is replaced. Did you have a new cassette and a worn chain? A 235 lbs, I'm a masher, your weight is not the issue, get a different bike...
06-14-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By Leebo

Is the cassette worn? Pics please. Shifting under...

Is the cassette worn? Pics please. Shifting under load? Derralieur limits set?
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,015
Posted By Leebo

I'm in the woods and in campgrounds mostly. Very...

I'm in the woods and in campgrounds mostly. Very thin cable lock for me.
06-14-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,814
Posted By Leebo

OP, take out the valve core to add sealant.

OP, take out the valve core to add sealant.
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Leebo

Buy them all bikes instead of cars?

Buy them all bikes instead of cars?
06-12-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Leebo

Mt bike hub widths can vary( wait for it) 135,...

Mt bike hub widths can vary( wait for it) 135, 142, 148 and now 157. Guessing you used bike would be either 130/135.
06-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Leebo

How will they cost more if the resin ones only...

How will they cost more if the resin ones only last 200K? Would need to replace them more often, yes? Off brand, well there is your answer. Yikes.
06-11-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Leebo

Pics of set up, make and brand of brakes? Rotor...

Pics of set up, make and brand of brakes? Rotor size?
06-11-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Leebo

More expensive than replacing resin ones? Not. ...

More expensive than replacing resin ones? Not. Never worn out a rotor, ever. 235 lb bikepacker and mt biker.
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By Leebo

One could buy 3 really good hubs for whatever...

One could buy 3 really good hubs for whatever bike, axle and width you need, no tinkering needed.
06-11-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Leebo

Use sintered , not resin. Add in rider weight,...

Use sintered , not resin. Add in rider weight, conditions, mud, dust, and how much you use the brakes for variables.
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,096
Posted By Leebo

Did a NH, VT, ME loop last year. " Tropical...

Did a NH, VT, ME loop last year. " Tropical downpours" was the term. Lightning is a different matter safety wise. Short sleeve wool shirts are awesome when it's 75-80 and pouring. Like harder than...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,037
Posted By Leebo

I take a few I phone pics, that's it. I take...

I take a few I phone pics, that's it. I take pictures for a living, usually try to do less work on vacay.
06-06-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By Leebo

Yup. XXL g form guy here, light weight, stay put....

Yup. XXL g form guy here, light weight, stay put. The idea is that the foam hardens on impact. Had my grumpy teen age daughter take a nice sized stick and take a few swings at my legs. Work well, she...
06-06-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By Leebo

^^^ Good start. I " try" to ride within my skill...

^^^ Good start. I " try" to ride within my skill set. Doesn't always work. Lots of times it's slow speed stuff, tech rock gardens, short steep pitches up or down, that give me trouble. Some group...
06-05-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By Leebo

Is your cross country bike a 26er? Bigger wheels...

Is your cross country bike a 26er? Bigger wheels like my 29er roll over stuff better. Take some lessons, do some yoga/general conditioning. And yes there are correct ways to fall. I like g form elbow...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By Leebo

Well how are you going to carry your stuff and...

Well how are you going to carry your stuff and climb hills all day at elevation? This is a non touring tour?
06-03-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Leebo

OP, tires and rims are tubeless? Its a must.

OP, tires and rims are tubeless? Its a must.
05-31-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,405
Posted By Leebo

One leak in 5 years with tubeless. Fatty tire was...

One leak in 5 years with tubeless. Fatty tire was getting low. Stop, remove valve core, add 2oz bottle of stans, put core back, 2 CO2, and few pumps with the mini pump. Just remember to put in...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,717
Posted By Leebo

Body glide, good shorts and a comfortable saddle....

Body glide, good shorts and a comfortable saddle. Varies widely. Bike fit good? I'm a fan of wtb saddles, but everyone is different.
05-30-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,279
Posted By Leebo

What kind of bike, what size rims do you have?...

What kind of bike, what size rims do you have? Biggest tire you can run width wise is the answer. My bike packing rig is a Surly Krampus, running 29 x 3" tires at 10-15 psi, great stuff.
05-30-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,279
Posted By Leebo

With 5-10 psi, 26x4" tires roll pretty nice.

With 5-10 psi, 26x4" tires roll pretty nice.
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,895
Posted By Leebo

Not a carbon fan, more price than anything....

Not a carbon fan, more price than anything. Needed a bash guard for the fatty, a 1x11 drivetrain, my local had the needed bcd 82? but in carbon. That thing has held up for 4 seasons, quite a few rock...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,895
Posted By Leebo

I thought you always went with three gears? Sit,...

I thought you always went with three gears? Sit, stand, push.....
05-29-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,046
Posted By Leebo

Steel.

Steel.
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,611
Posted By Leebo

Barrel strength bourbon as well.

Barrel strength bourbon as well.
05-28-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By Leebo

Try this. Ride your bike instead of walking...

Try this. Ride your bike instead of walking around in your shoes? In a 15 mile ride I don't walk very far, push up a few hills and in the parking lot a bit.
05-28-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,182
Posted By Leebo

My bikepacking tends to be really in the woods....

My bikepacking tends to be really in the woods. Going to plug into a tree? Solar panels maybe, extra batteries, time to charge, extra weight? Seems a lot, at least to me. Pack light, set a reasonable...
05-27-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Leebo

My tubes in the fat bike weighed ONE POUND each....

My tubes in the fat bike weighed ONE POUND each. Plus I'm running between 3-12 psi depending on conditions. So yes.
05-23-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By Leebo

My choice is anti seize for the bb. Heavy grease...

My choice is anti seize for the bb. Heavy grease will work fine too.
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