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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a seatpost on a different bike, I think it...

I have a seatpost on a different bike, I think it is slightly undersized, but just barely. It is painted black. I sprayed on a couple more layers of back paint, let it harden up for a week before...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I can't speak for others, but I must say that the...

I can't speak for others, but I must say that the wider range and 18 speeds does look compelling. That range is wider than my 14 speed Rohloff. My derailleur touring bikes with triples (3X8 gearing)...
03-06-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am also surprised you did not get enough wire. ...

I am also surprised you did not get enough wire.

I am not familiar with the coax or home despot wire you are proposing.

And I have no clue what a wall wart that was proposed by Base2 is.

On...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I built up most of my bikes from parts, so I know...

I built up most of my bikes from parts, so I know them pretty well. In this case the cable was four years old. I have not snapped a derailleur cable for decades, until yesterday. But it looked pretty...
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have knee problems, have had big toe problems,...

I have knee problems, have had big toe problems, but never elbow problems so I can't suggest anything pertinent

My rando bike has 32mm tires. I usually ride at 60 psi front and 80 psi rear, I...
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did a week long van supported trip with ACA...

I did a week long van supported trip with ACA three years ago, they hauled our camping gear in a trailer, all we had to carry each day was our lunch and water. I brought my folding bike for that...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 552
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My previous answer above was time during the day....

My previous answer above was time during the day.

Regarding days riding and days not riding, my last tour, in chronological order, oldest first:
4 days riding,
1 day sitting out a wind storm,
1...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Fortunately I was only 10 miles from home...

Fortunately I was only 10 miles from home yesterday on an exercise ride when I snapped a rear derailleur cable. Have a triple crank on that bike so I rode home on a three speed.
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 552
Posted By Tourist in MSN

So, you have toured. So, you know how long it...

So, you have toured. So, you know how long it takes to set up camp, take a shower if at a campground so equipped, make supper, clean up, maybe do a bit of bike or equipment maint, etc.

And you are...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Found one more good reason to get a 3X system...

Found one more good reason to get a 3X system instead of a 2X or 1X.

While out for an exercise ride today, broke a rear shift cable. First time I have broken a shift cable in decades.
...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I later sprayed the bashguard black so it blended...

I later sprayed the bashguard black so it blended in better. But this is what my former 52T chainring that was turned into a bashguard looked like before I painted it. This is on my Rohloff bike,...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is that a 26 inch bike? I would get the 26 inch...

Is that a 26 inch bike? I would get the 26 inch version if it is.

That is a narrow platform on top, it may be hard to strap much on such a narrow platform.
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to want to sit more upright and really...

I used to want to sit more upright and really avoided using the drops on drop bars. But after I lost about 15 percent of my body weight, most of that in the mid-section, I find it much easier to...
03-04-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The last time I needed batteries for a bike light...

The last time I needed batteries for a bike light so that I could get home, I do not recall if it was AA or AAA batteries that I picked up at Walgreens, but it was one of those. Does Walgreens sell...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am clueless on the crank you referenced, but in...

I am clueless on the crank you referenced, but in post number 8 above I show two bikes that have triple cranks that are 46/42/24 (half step plus granny). The 46 and 24 are aftermarket rings I put on,...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I knew that Sturmey Archer were into three speeds...

I knew that Sturmey Archer were into three speeds for almost forever, but only recently have I learned that they also had one with a freehub on it.

Saches (spell?) 3X7 hubs which preceded the Sram...
Forum: Touring
03-03-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Several years ago I considered a Toppeak...

Several years ago I considered a Toppeak handlebar bag. I do not recall why I chose to buy something else. But their price is closer to what you want. If you see any in local stores, give them a...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was not familiar with that hub, so I pasted it...

I was not familiar with that hub, so I pasted it into google for a quick search. Looks like a Sram Dual Drive copy. I run a 11/32 eight speed cassette on my Dual Drive on my folding bike.

Overal,...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is why I do not like the concept of a wide...

That is why I do not like the concept of a wide range 2X system.

My road bike is a 2X10 system with a compact double (50/34). I avoid two or three smallest sprockets on smallest chainring, two or...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is exactly the way I shift on my 3X8...

That is exactly the way I shift on my 3X8 systems, I consider them to be 18 total gears, not the mathematically possible 24.

And a bike with 18 useable non-redundant gears beats any 1X bike.
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I accessed the rear pockets so rarely that I do...

I accessed the rear pockets so rarely that I do not really think about them. All of my previous tours were with Ortlieb rollers, so during the day I was accustomed to never getting anything out of a...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My two derailleur touring bikes are half step...

My two derailleur touring bikes are half step plus granny, 46/42/24. If I got rid of the big ring, I would have a double with 42 and 24, an 18 tooth jump. And that shifts just fine.

I am using...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Tourist in MSN

As you saw in my photos above, I have interrupter...

As you saw in my photos above, I have interrupter brake levers on most of my bikes. About a decade ago i was getting frustrated with my folding bike that lacked them so I added them. Then about three...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I should have mentioned this earlier but forgot...

I should have mentioned this earlier but forgot to at the time. I have the rear Carradry bags, from the looks of your front bags that are newer than mine they have made a few changes since my rear...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was there pre-Irma, looks like things are...

I was there pre-Irma, looks like things are recovering nicely. We paid about $100 USD for a tiny little site at Boyds which we shared with a dumpster.

Bummer about the blowout. With 26 inch...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Options include: - Handlebar bag. - Saddle...

Options include:
- Handlebar bag.
- Saddle bag. Saddle bags can be the bikepacking style or the older type that have a large flap on top facing aft.
- Rear rack and a rack top bag.
- Rear rack...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you might use the hub on a Sinewave to charge...

If you might use the hub on a Sinewave to charge up phone, GPS, batteries, etc., you want the highest rated output hub.

Pasted:
Some people want to use the SONdelux with 700c rims. Since this...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I think about what I want on a touring bike,...

When I think about what I want on a touring bike, I want robust components, easily replaceable (both the process of physical replacement and obtaining replacements), reliability, and overall...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In that case, you could keep the brake levers,...

In that case, you could keep the brake levers, brake cables and handlebar tape on your bars, thus if you sold the bike later it would be easy to put the stock stuff back on. Could also leave the...
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting, I was unaware of that. That...

Thanks for posting, I was unaware of that. That is really neat. But, if your headlight has a shaped beam with a sharp cutoff, putting a light upside down might not be the best option.
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have been using a second stem system for years,...

I have been using a second stem system for years, handlebar bracket is lower that way, that was the primary reason that I used that. I have that on several bikes. And have the interrupter levers on...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would suggest you do not cut new bars until...

I would suggest you do not cut new bars until have have tried them for a few weeks. Then you can decide how much to cut. New stem can come later, if necessary. You mention you had the components, I...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I often go for a couple days without washing my...

I often go for a couple days without washing my shorts but I am in the minority because I wear underwear under my shorts, ExOfficio briefs are very fast drying and have good wicking characteristics. ...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Every bike I own has that adapter threaded on the...

Every bike I own has that adapter threaded on the rear wheel presta valve, I also have a shrader cap threaded on top of the adapter to keep dust out of the valve stem.
...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sorry for being off topic, answering a question. ...

Sorry for being off topic, answering a question.



Dynohubs are a hub with a built in alternator. Most were built for rim brakes and conventional quick release, some models come in disc versions...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few years ago I wrote up a comparison of two of...

A few years ago I wrote up a comparison of two of the most often recommended pumps on this forum at:...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have three touring bikes, one is S&S coupled. ...

I have three touring bikes, one is S&S coupled.

The S&S bike is a hassle to pack and unpack, even the water bottle cages have to come off, fork out of the frame, etc. So, I have quit installing a...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a light down low on my errand bike. I...

I have a light down low on my errand bike. I picked up a dynohub wheel at a bike charity for $10 that someone had donated to them. And I had a spare old light on the shelf, easiest wiring job I have...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, best to check the website to see what is...

Yeah, best to check the website to see what is open and what is not.

When I did Pacific Coast, we used a guidebook and to make sure that we were up to date, I check the websites to make sure we...
02-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Plan A was mentioned above. Plan B. Or maybe...

Plan A was mentioned above.

Plan B. Or maybe a solar panel that supplies USB power. Use that to charge up a power bank and then use the power bank to charge your phone. Most power banks can't be...
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your frame size is quite small, so you might not...

Your frame size is quite small, so you might not have much room between your handlebar bag and your tire, not sure if there is room under the bar bag for a light. Does your light have a fork crown...
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Or these, you will need to know the size you...

Or these, you will need to know the size you want. I think they are the same as previously noted, just one more supplier....
02-27-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tourist in MSN

More on computers here: ...

More on computers here:
https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1220139-speedometer-gps-s-whatnot.html

Mickelson Trail:

We started and ended at the southern end. You will need...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Same color scheme as me, hard to confuse the...

Same color scheme as me, hard to confuse the running light colors.
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more thing, if the rear panniers are too far...

One more thing, if the rear panniers are too far back, that puts the weight further behind the rear axle and a tail wagging the dog feeling can develop on the bike if you have much weight in them....
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I can't comment on bearing life on platforms vs...

I can't comment on bearing life on platforms vs SPD, but I regularly use two kinds of pedals that have both platform on one side and SPD on the other, Shimano M324 and Shimano A530 (discontinued).
...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think the C17 Cambium is shaped much more like...

I think the C17 Cambium is shaped much more like a Brooks Pro, not much like a B17.
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some years REI has a sale price on Ortliebs in...

Some years REI has a sale price on Ortliebs in March. My local REI has told me that they will refund the difference if you buy something and it goes on sale very soon afterwards, but I do not recall...
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It depends on the crankset. The older triples...

It depends on the crankset. The older triples usually had a five arm 74mm bolt circle diameter for the smallest chainring, those are available in 24 but no smaller....
Forum: Touring
02-25-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,620
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I always wear bike shorts on my Brooks. But I am...

I always wear bike shorts on my Brooks. But I am a guy, can't speak from a womens perspective.

Brooks leather saddles have some leather stain applied at the factory, damp shorts can start to show...
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