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Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By seeker333

Whenever you spread the rear dropouts, it causes...

Whenever you spread the rear dropouts, it causes the derailleur hanger to splay, so that a mounted rear derailleur is no longer aligned properly with the cassette and chain run, which can diminish...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By seeker333

The utility of S/R is it tells you how close a...

The utility of S/R is it tells you how close a given bike/frame size is to a known preferred geometry. I know a 2012 vintage Surly Disc Trucker in 56cm is close to fitting me well, so if I see a bike...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,444
Posted By seeker333

38% price increase on frameset, $525 increase to...

38% price increase on frameset, $525 increase to 725. Pretty expensive for a Surly frameset.

Now you can put that Shimano 1x12 MTB drivetrain on with thru axle capability.

Increased stack...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By seeker333

Scotchguard would not provide adequate protection...

Scotchguard would not provide adequate protection from rain. Likely a waste of money.

Low budget solution: Like indyfabz wrote above in #3...
Forum: Touring
06-07-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By seeker333

XT level 756 or 756a hubs are an excellent value...

XT level 756 or 756a hubs are an excellent value choice for disc-braked touring bike wheel builds. I have use them in 3 bike builds with no problems whatsoever. There is also a Deore level 525 hub...
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,099
Posted By seeker333

True. Here in the SE USA, bicycling on a MUP...

True. Here in the SE USA, bicycling on a MUP shared with walkers and dogs will generally prove to you that bike bells are highly ineffective in their intended purpose. A shouted warning works...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By seeker333

These are the cheaper, lighter weight version of...

These are the cheaper, lighter weight version of Ortlieb front rollers:

https://www.ortlieb.com/sport-roller-city+F6002
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By seeker333

Sitting bolt upright when you don't have to means...

Sitting bolt upright when you don't have to means more frontal area, more aerodynamic drag, more pedaling effort required for longer periods for a given distance. Most healthy touring bicyclists can...
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By seeker333

DT -> KS = step down. Only reason to get the KS...

DT -> KS = step down. Only reason to get the KS is if the sloping top tube and slightly lower standover height is beneficial for your particular bike fit needs.

If I were looking for a second bike...
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By seeker333

Go to Lowes/LHS and get a steel pipe hanger for...

Go to Lowes/LHS and get a steel pipe hanger for $1. Cut/bend/drill/file/paint to fabricate L bracket of suitable dimensions to achieve desired fender fit. Install and ride.
...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,101
Posted By seeker333

Order a Kona Sutra and start riding it asap, with...

Order a Kona Sutra and start riding it asap, with a training load.

I could tell you why you'd likely be better off with a 26" LHT or Disc Trucker, but several others have already hit the key...
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,466
Posted By seeker333

A 1x drivetrain is fine for loaded touring if a....

A 1x drivetrain is fine for loaded touring if a. you use a MTB crank which will accommodate a low tooth count chainring so as to achieve an adequately low final gear (17-25 gear-inches depending on...
Forum: Touring
11-20-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,640
Posted By seeker333

You should research and consider Ortlieb Roller...

You should research and consider Ortlieb Roller City panniers. They are essentially Roller Classics a. without shoulder straps or interior pocket, b. without the extra material needed to overload...
Forum: Touring
11-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,359
Posted By seeker333

This hasn't been necessary on decent quality...

This hasn't been necessary on decent quality frames for several years.

Get the LBS to press in headset. You can DIY with wood blocks, padding materials, another set of hands and preferably a...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By seeker333

Sony a6000 ...

Sony a6000 ...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,744
Posted By seeker333

Have you considered the Surly Crosscheck? It's...

Have you considered the Surly Crosscheck? It's steel but otherwise meets your criteria. There's also a drop bar/disc brake version of Crosscheck called Straggler. Surly is sold in the EU shops but...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,070
Posted By seeker333

Cannondale's earlier MTB frames (wider tires =...

Cannondale's earlier MTB frames (wider tires = wider CS gap) had a dimple on the DS CS.

I recently watched a YT about Koga's latest tourer where the vlogger raved about it's new "smooth welds" and...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,070
Posted By seeker333

This info perhaps too late, but OP should know...

This info perhaps too late, but OP should know traditional brake housing incorporates an internal spiral, flat steel wire. Once you've cut housing to length, you need to file the corner off the steel...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,070
Posted By seeker333

I'm glad you are informed. If you don't like the...

I'm glad you are informed. If you don't like the Shimano Vs, then take a look at Avid SD (single digit) 7 brakes, I've used them for for a long time/many miles, they are an excellent rim brake.
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,070
Posted By seeker333

You might need some new brake levers (long pull)...

You might need some new brake levers (long pull) to go with those V brakes (long pull). Also a good idea to replace cable and housing if old/worn/dirty.
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By seeker333

You object to look of external or internal...

You object to look of external or internal seatstay rack mounts but are OK with P-clamps? How are P-clamps less ugly than building the frame in the normal fashion? Do you intend to use this touring...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By seeker333

Zombie threads are more common since a fairly...

Zombie threads are more common since a fairly recent website software update. For many years the OP date was listed immediately below OP's username on the subforum page. A year or two ago an update...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,846
Posted By seeker333

^ Good tip! From above linked page: ...

^ Good tip! From above linked page:
...
06-07-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,897
Posted By seeker333

Yes, evidently only LEO cyclists are entitled to...

Yes, evidently only LEO cyclists are entitled to this sort of law enforcement. I would have liked to have been a bike cop a week ago when someone in a Dodge Ram "rolled coal" on me when I was out on...
06-04-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,631
Posted By seeker333

You should grab your tensiometer and test that...

You should grab your tensiometer and test that theory.

I have 8 cracked holes, all drive side, rear wheel. My Park tensiometer shows they all still have pretty good tension, and relative to the...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By seeker333

Folk Art Center to MM is 31.5 mi, 5800' climbing,...

Folk Art Center to MM is 31.5 mi, 5800' climbing, one way. Craggy Gardens to MM is 13.9 mi, 2200' climbing, one way. Plus several overlooks along the way you could park.

Best time to do lots of...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 41,884
Posted By seeker333

It must be newb / resurrect old thread day. ...

It must be newb / resurrect old thread day.

NEVER use anything except Brooks Proofide, and use that very sparingly.

Anything else is very likely to ruin the saddle. Softening the leather of a...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,305
Posted By seeker333

Bike-mounted mirrors often get in the way of grip...

Bike-mounted mirrors often get in the way of grip location or controls, and are susceptible to damage from leaning the bike against a wall. More importantly, the mirror is often useless aside from...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,240
Posted By seeker333

I'm not too surprised WRT fake "95 L" back...

I'm not too surprised WRT fake "95 L" back rollers.

Thomson stems have been counterfeited by China makers for several years, there's probably some on eBay this very minute. Be careful who you buy...
Forum: Touring
12-22-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,438
Posted By seeker333

Good eye. From...

Good eye. From https://ortliebusa.com/product/tara-lowrider/ :

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/432x490/tara_mounted_jpg_5ed6a33790debe8c6e696b0946b5bf90f48c409d.gif
Forum: Touring
02-08-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,244
Posted By seeker333

Excellent product review, and certainly the best...

Excellent product review, and certainly the best touring-specific pump review ever to grace bf.

I see Lezyne has redone the chuck, probably because the first one would almost always unscrew the...
Forum: Touring
01-17-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 42,009
Posted By seeker333

More spokes are better for wheel longevity, and...

More spokes are better for wheel longevity, and the incremental weight added by a few spokes for Touring use is utterly trivial. Well built 36h, 135/100mm QR hub wheels are fairly common among the...
Forum: Touring
09-25-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,596
Posted By seeker333

yep, i thought of that too i'm reminded of...

yep, i thought of that too

i'm reminded of Nicholson's final scene in Easy Rider
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