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Forum: Touring
01-25-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are only using the GPS for cycling and...

If you are only using the GPS for cycling and have a convenient place to plug into an outlet every couple days to recharge everything, what you propose would work fine.

I can't speak for others,...
Forum: Touring
01-25-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 714
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is what his bike looked like in 2017,...

This is what his bike looked like in 2017, disregard the saddle, that was used for less than a couple weeks.
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Forum: Touring
01-25-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 714
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have seen a photo of the crack, the mechanic...

I have seen a photo of the crack, the mechanic said that part of the crack had started years earlier because the aluminum had a darker gray where it had oxidized, the newest part of the crack had...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 714
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Maybe an 18 speed Pinion? I have never seen one,...

Maybe an 18 speed Pinion? I have never seen one, but the data I am seen on line for gearing looks pretty good.
https://www.cyclingabout.com/tour-with-a-pinion-gearbox/
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,306
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On a different bike I made some fender flaps out...

On a different bike I made some fender flaps out of the black plastic from Folgers coffee can lids. Quiet flexible, but stiff enough so the wind does not deform it.

I think I have bought three...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 369
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A gal I used to work with commuted by bike. That...

A gal I used to work with commuted by bike. That single bolt in the top of the cheaper seatposts broke on her commute one morning, fortunately for her she was not impaled by the seatpost, but she...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I thought Lynskey only did titanium frames?

I thought Lynskey only did titanium frames?
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You did not say if you were arriving by air,...

You did not say if you were arriving by air, train, bus, or something else. When I rode the Glacier Waterton Loop, I arrived at the Whitefish Amtrak station at 1am. Asked Amtrak if I could leave my...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,306
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I often am running knobby tires on my Nomad, I...

I often am running knobby tires on my Nomad, I agree with you on the potential for stuff that adheres to the tire to catch on the fender. I have as much room between my 57mm tires and 65mm wide...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,306
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure what you mean by similar...

I am not sure what you mean by similar alternatives, or what you are looking for. Velo Orange also makes metal fenders if you were looking for more metal options.

I have plastic fenders on most...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 714
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Zinn is well known for his knowledge of all...

Zinn is well known for his knowledge of all things bikes, he also has a small business building bikes for people that need larger size frames than most manufacturers sell. I am not sure if he still...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I could not pass up the opportunity. I...

I could not pass up the opportunity.

I started to comment on the timing belt/chain and distributor comment, then deleted it. So, to re-iterate some of it, my vintage 500ml Triumphs had no timing...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 714
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A friend of mine has crossed the USA three times...

A friend of mine has crossed the USA three times on his Cannondale touring bike, thus it is not a low mileage bike. I am not sure but I think it is about 15 years old. Last summer while riding that...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You sound like treat your bike as if you are a...

You sound like treat your bike as if you are a good parent that is raising very polite children.

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I agree with the others that feel you do not need full suspension for touring, but in some...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,306
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I can't fit full size fenders into my S&S case or...

I can't fit full size fenders into my S&S case or in my other luggage when I fly with this bike and with my camping gear, thus no fenders on this trip. At least the rack pack kept most of the mud...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 714
Posted By Tourist in MSN

By squirrely, I assume you mean does not hold a...

By squirrely, I assume you mean does not hold a straight line as well. Generally long trail bikes hold a straight line quite well. Short trail bikes, not so much. Trail is the result of frame and...
01-22-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Tourist in MSN

He is thinking he can come up with a system that...

He is thinking he can come up with a system that puts roughly 40 watts into his battery.

I was happy to suggest a light option, because that was pretty simple and I had one that I knew would...
Forum: Touring
01-21-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 714
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Have you looked at the Fuji Touring bike? I just...

Have you looked at the Fuji Touring bike? I just did a google search, there are several sources for under $1k USD. I have not looked at a Fuji for years, but several years ago i recall thinking that...
Forum: Touring
01-21-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think it was roughly half a year ago when Delta...

I think it was roughly half a year ago when Delta dropped their oversize fee for bikes. If I recall correctly, American beat them to it. To the best of my knowledge they are the only major USA...
Forum: Touring
01-21-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My information is from 2011, so possibly not...

My information is from 2011, so possibly not pertinent, but I flew to Prague and returned from Budapest. Airfares were not out of line compared to other nearby options at that time, flew Delta.
...
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 406
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was amazed how close you could get to ravens in...

I was amazed how close you could get to ravens in some of the national parks, I was less than 10 feet from this one in Bryce.
...
01-20-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think the person that wants to use a good light...

I think the person that wants to use a good light like that on a 12v or other higher voltage DC source that is not an e-bike is quite rare. Most people that are going to want a high output DC light...
01-20-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You might be right, maybe some do. But, I am...

You might be right, maybe some do.

But, I am pretty sure that I have read that using a Luxos U on a DC source will fry the electronics. I personally would not risk it on any expensive dyno version...
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,306
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You probably will be limited to 2.0 or 50mm wide...

You probably will be limited to 2.0 or 50mm wide tires if you use a 60mm fender. I generally find that you want a fender at least 10 mm wider than the tire. There are some exceptions, I have some...
Forum: Touring
01-18-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,265
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Better late than never. I am content to stay...

Better late than never.

I am content to stay with cables for shifting and braking. It works, is reliable, easy to fix with a minimum of tools. I can see the advantages of hydraulic for...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I usually find that open toe sandals are marked...

I usually find that open toe sandals are marked too large for my feet. I also wear size 10.5 shoes, in Euro sizes I usually wear a 44.5 or 45. But sandals, I often try a size 10 first instead of a...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Add the mudguards yourself. Here is one...

Add the mudguards yourself.

Here is one version, I think this is specific to 26 inch wheels but I think that they also make a version for 700c wheels. That is something you should check yourself....
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the touring forum, so presumably you are...

This is the touring forum, so presumably you are carrying some weight on the bike. Any reason you do not consider 32 spoke wheels other than a few extra grams?
01-17-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use clear packing tape, the two inch wide stuff...

I use clear packing tape, the two inch wide stuff as a screen protector. Replace it when it looks bad or before I start a long trip.
01-16-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used some Meguires Mirror Glaze, an auto...

I used some Meguires Mirror Glaze, an auto polish. It will not remove deep scratches, they are there forever but it turned that foggy look into a shiny surface again.
01-15-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When you plug it in, the light is off, but the...

When you plug it in, the light is off, but the button is lighted so you can see where the button is in the dark. The button is not visible in the photo, it is on the left side of it which is the...
01-15-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you have a 12v lighter socket with the correct...

If you have a 12v lighter socket with the correct polarity, you can plug a USB charger into that. You can find for about $5 USD some fairly strong lights on Ebay, shipped from asia (shipping can...
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This might help: ...

This might help:
https://www.msrgear.com/blog/stove-fuels-around-world-finding-stove-fuel-foreign-country/

I am not familiar with the Omnifuel II, I have the original Omnifuel. I suspect they are...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The reason I said turn it inside out before...

The reason I said turn it inside out before shaking it is that most of my tents are not free standing like the one Doug64 posted the photo of. The free standing ones you can shake them without...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree, ... ... mostly. From the...

Agree, ... ... mostly.

From the specifications I do not know if it is freewheel or cassette, if it is freewheel with a cup and cone axle, I would be nervous about possibility of axle problems.
...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My five week tour in Canadian Maritimes last...

My five week tour in Canadian Maritimes last summer, more than half of the other bicycle tourists I saw were riding upright hybrids. I think they all were higher specification bikes than the one...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When the tent is dry, turn it inside out and...

When the tent is dry, turn it inside out and shake it.
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,701
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Every hub is different. Every rim has a slightly...

Every hub is different. Every rim has a slightly different effective rim diameter. Rear derailleur wheels usually have a different length for the drive side than the non-drive side.

The last...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,799
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did two group trips in Europe through REI...

I did two group trips in Europe through REI Travel. They provided most meals, indoor lodging every night, bikes, etc.

One of those two rides had a driver, van and trailer to haul our luggage and a...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,701
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I never bought one. But, if I had one I would...

I never bought one. But, if I had one I would keep the instructions packed with it, probably double zip lock bagged to make sure that the instructions stayed dry and readable. Since I built most...
01-08-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would expect that a cycling GPS would be less...

I would expect that a cycling GPS would be less likely to be scratched than a general recreation GPS if you kept the GPS on the bike. But if you frequently take it off bike then it depends on how...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,375
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I rode from Astoria OR to San Francisco CA...

When I rode from Astoria OR to San Francisco CA in 2014, I put the state parks on a map on my tablet that had hiker biker sites based on a state park website, that way we could plan our destination...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,375
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is unlikely that I would be touring anywhere...

It is unlikely that I would be touring anywhere near you, so just commenting on a few thoughts for long distance touring.

A long tour like that, if you do not have an end point with a critical...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A friend of mine commented once that he used blue...

A friend of mine commented once that he used blue (removable) threadlocker on presta valve cores to help hold them in. Since then I have done the same, but I have not used my Lezyne pump on any of...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Tentatively Selkirk Loop in Northern Idaho, NE...

Tentatively Selkirk Loop in Northern Idaho, NE Washington State and British Columbia. Take Amtrak to Sandpoint Idaho and do the loop, return home on Amtrak. The kind of distance that could be done...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Never heard of a more upright bar causing a hand...

Never heard of a more upright bar causing a hand numbness problem like that. Am glad you got it sorted out.

I sometimes get a numb left arm after several hours on the bike, but i attribute that...
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not race. Within a couple hours before...

I do not race.

Within a couple hours before a long bike ride i try to avoid too many fats, an eggs and sausages type of meal is one that i would avoid. Just about anything else works.

This...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,306
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Schwalbe Marathon Extremes are no longer made,...

Schwalbe Marathon Extremes are no longer made, but they roll surprisingly well on pavement for a tire with big blocky looks to it. If they were still made, i would suggest them.

I have not ridden...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,196
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a Sram Dual Drive on my folder too. I...

I have a Sram Dual Drive on my folder too. I think the Dual Drive was taken out of production a few years ago. If you can't replace them in the future, be careful you do not lose yours.
Forum: Touring
01-04-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you ever get any presta valve tubes that have...

If you ever get any presta valve tubes that have replaceable valve stem cores, the core can stay in the pump chuck when you take the chuck off of the tube. But most cores do not come off, so you...
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