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Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By Papa Tom

I sense that you are trying to make some kind of...

I sense that you are trying to make some kind of political statement here, but I'm not going to bite. I don't care if credit goes to Andrew Cuomo or Perry Como (look him up if you're too young); I...
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By djb

I have to say Chris from deutchland (sp?) that is...

I have to say Chris from deutchland (sp?) that is one beautiful stem. I really do get the aesthetic thing, Ive got a fine arts degree to prove it!
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By mstateglfr

Wait- so 2 threadless stems that are the same...

Wait- so 2 threadless stems that are the same length, angle, and clamp size will perform so differently that it will 'totally change the handling' of my bike?
Just...what?

What stems...
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By djb

to be honest, I'm skeptical of that statement,...

to be honest, I'm skeptical of that statement, but am always open to trying and feeling the difference between stuff, but can't see myself going that route, prefer to put time and money into other...
Forum: Touring
01-06-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,762
Posted By seeker333

You can also shim your 25.4/26.0 mm bar to a...

You can also shim your 25.4/26.0 mm bar to a 31.8mm stem with suitable adapter. You can get them in silver or black finish:...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,884
Posted By pdlamb

As far as switching dyno hubs for lower...

As far as switching dyno hubs for lower resistance, I think I'd paint the bike red first. Everybody knows red bikes are faster. ;)
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,057
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I apologize for bringing shame on the high...

I apologize for bringing shame on the high standards of Bikeforums, I hope I will eventually, over time, be forgiven for this error in my ways.
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,980
Posted By Happy Feet

staehpj1, you made me smile remembering how I...

staehpj1, you made me smile remembering how I started out

First tour 1989 Calgary to Vancouver

Packing up

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48184890597_4ddcc6b634_b.jpg...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,980
Posted By saddlesores

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look...

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look that counts.

coolness factor reduces coefficient of fred by cherry pie squared.

deduct points for research and bringing fax to the table.

...
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,115
Posted By saddlesores

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of...

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of a slow leek...
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jno

Another decision made

I have committed to 36 rear, 32 front, double-butted. Thanks for the help
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Happy Feet

However, a velcro strap will impede rapid...

However, a velcro strap will impede rapid deployment when encountering Italian race teams on the road. Too slow and you could wind up being the one sitting on your duff in the weeds.
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,270
Posted By indyfabz

My Showers Pass 2.1 jacket triples as on-bike...

My Showers Pass 2.1 jacket triples as on-bike rain protection, off-bike rain protection and chilly, dry morning/long descent protection (if other layers are not sufficient).
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,118
Posted By Happy Feet

OMG... YOU were being Surly! :D

OMG... YOU were being Surly! :D
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,777
Posted By saddlesores

don't change nuttin' at first. buy it. ...

don't change nuttin' at first.

buy it.
ride it a month or two.
then consider necessary changes.
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,395
Posted By saddlesores

i have experience in unsupported touring. ...

i have experience in unsupported touring.


a couple years ago, i was in a bit of a rush due to work commitments,
stuff spread all over the living room floor, last minute packing for a
tour the...
Forum: Touring
11-24-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,668
Posted By cyccommute

So you built a nest in the trees every night?

So you built a nest in the trees every night?
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,537
Posted By Doug64

The Louvre Museum, France ...

The Louvre Museum, France
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50630344833_fba34e3567_b.jpg


Paris
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50638111483_8e022e9392_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
11-19-20, 03:48 PM
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,923
Posted By cyccommute

Amateur! Some of the highlights of my travails...

Amateur! Some of the highlights of my travails with the mighty gods of flats:

-to begin with, I have gone through 2 boxes (100 each) of Rema patches, and am well into my 3 box, in the last 10...
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,923
Posted By andrewclaus

Mathematically, yes. Grammatically, I've heard...

Mathematically, yes. Grammatically, I've heard "The plural of 'anecdote' is 'data.'"
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,615
Posted By Happy Feet

I would look at three ideas, depending on what...

I would look at three ideas, depending on what you prefer:

Drop bars

Trekking bars

Flat bars with bar ends.

Flats with only one hand position may lead to discomfort long term.
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,923
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you should buy some tires that can be...

I think you should buy some tires that can be replaced with a small tire lever or two. There is debris on the side of the road and you might have a flat, or might not. I used tires that have some...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,482
Posted By daviddavieboy

I originally use a Deore triple but I didn't like...

I originally use a Deore triple but I didn't like the look so I found a Raceface Prodigy that was in great condition cosmeticly. the rings were not great but only the big needed replaced for now. The...
Forum: Touring
11-05-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,605
Posted By andrewclaus

Sorry for the crappy quality, Kodak 110 cartridge...

Sorry for the crappy quality, Kodak 110 cartridge film (introduced in 1972), not stored or scanned well. My first tour in 1976, around Lake Michigan from Chicago.

Riding a Schwinn Continental, no...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,605
Posted By Doug64

1973 Peugeot PX10-- Not a "touring bike", but it...

1973 Peugeot PX10-- Not a "touring bike", but it did a pretty good job.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50131281393_07e14fc8ef_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
11-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,668
Posted By KC8QVO

Ohio to Erie Tour Oct '20, Gear, Trip Pics

All,

Attached is a link to a video I put together on my trip. A lot of people on the trail and here have been curious about the trek and the gear so I broke it down in the video here. It is long....
Forum: Touring
10-30-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,537
Posted By Doug64

BC, Canada ...

BC, Canada
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50548895888_f6e32b9c5a_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-23-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,603
Posted By indyfabz

No such thing.

No such thing.
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,849
Posted By headwind15

When weight concerns come up it is easy to focus...

When weight concerns come up it is easy to focus on the bike. Always consider the riders weight in the equation. I'll never forget the time this guy showed up on a ride with what has to have...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,076
Posted By saddlesores

why not take your own small instrument and make...

why not take your own small instrument and make your own music?

nothing like the haunting strains of a melodeon deep in the woods after midnight as you micturate.
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,905
Posted By indyfabz

Ebenezer Scrooge, I am the ghost of bike tours...

Ebenezer Scrooge, I am the ghost of bike tours past. :D
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,235
Posted By saddlesores

irrelevant! the vehicle, although fully...

irrelevant!

the vehicle, although fully human-powered, has THREE wheels.

the human if using panniers would be engaged in TRIcycle-touring,
or if using frame bags and packs, the activity would...
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,235
Posted By sjanzeir

Because "touring" sounds cooler (read: showier...

Because "touring" sounds cooler (read: showier and more pretentious.) It signals that you've "arrived," and now you're "giving back" by hugging some trees, reducing your environmental footprint, and...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,235
Posted By saddlesores

Do not try and pack the bike, that's impossible. ...

Do not try and pack the bike, that's impossible.
Instead, only try to realize the truth...there is only riding with stuff.
Then you will see it is not the bike that packs, it is only yourself.
...
Forum: Touring
08-26-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,164
Posted By djb

for some, I'd say the best suggestion is to...

for some, I'd say the best suggestion is to listen to your own walnutz and adjust accordingly. I have tried a slight up angle, but prefer level.
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,852
Posted By djb

PS saw this sign on my trip and very much hoped...

PS
saw this sign on my trip and very much hoped that my tires wouldn't delaminate like the tires on the bike in the sign---saved by Shoe-Goo!!...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
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
08-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,943
Posted By njkayaker

Actions have consequences.

Actions have consequences.
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By saddlesores

the red ones, naturally!

the red ones, naturally!
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By headwind15

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.

The brand with the strongest legs are the fastest.
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,569
Posted By indyfabz

I think if you do you will have one less friend.

I think if you do you will have one less friend.
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,677
Posted By saddlesores

"...In addition to the ramps and pins, modern...

"...In addition to the ramps and pins, modern chainrings designed for derailer use often have the teeth in the area adjacent to the ramps cut with shorter peaks than the other teeth, again to...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By Happy Feet

I have the front Carradry bags but don't keep my...

I have the front Carradry bags but don't keep my tent there. It either goes in a front handlebar roll or between the panniers on the rear rack. They have a more traditional drawstring collar and lid...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,456
Posted By indyfabz

Some? Thatís a big sum.

Some? Thatís a big sum.
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By djb

Plus his full groupset 105 bike could be 20 years...

Plus his full groupset 105 bike could be 20 years old for all we know
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lot of people feel that you do not need to...

A lot of people feel that you do not need to bring spare cables, but I always carry a spare brake and shifter cable on tour. I can't remember the last time I needed to replace a brake cable, last bad...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,921
Posted By indyfabz

I like as clean a look as possible. WARNING:...

I like as clean a look as possible.

WARNING: BIKE PORN!

...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,629
Posted By alan s

I use a two-person tent. The extra room is great...

I use a two-person tent. The extra room is great for bags.
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,013
Posted By staehpj1

I remember the bridge at Chester IL as being...

I remember the bridge at Chester IL as being unpleasant with a poor surface, no shoulder, lots of traffic, bad expansion joints, and so on. It was a wait for a lull in traffic, take the lane, and...
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