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Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,743
Posted By Gyro_T

It was a well done interview of Neil Shirley by...

It was a well done interview of Neil Shirley by Velo News tech guy Dan Cavallari. It was worth the listen for me. Dan is very savvy. It did a great job pointing to direct experience of racers...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,743
Posted By Gyro_T

I suggest you take a look at the articles...

I suggest you take a look at the articles smashanddash referenced above. To get comparable "drop" the pressure will vary with diameter. Yes, that is all tied in with contact patch.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,743
Posted By Gyro_T

As was pointed out above, the "ideal gas law" or...

As was pointed out above, the "ideal gas law" or Boyle's law do not apply unless the moles of gas are constant.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,743
Posted By Gyro_T

I read the article and plotted the data for...

I read the article and plotted the data for pressure vs. diameter. It is very nearly a linear relationship. I think calculating the casing tension may be a more accurate way of determining the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,743
Posted By Gyro_T

I have done some research on vibration damping...

I have done some research on vibration damping using tire volume and inflation pressure in wheelchairs. I have used 26" bike tires in the research. Most "ultralight" manual wheelchairs have a 26"...
Forum: Touring
01-27-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,624
Posted By Gyro_T

Reply on S&S, fenders etc.

MSN, thanks for linking me on that. My wife and I rode the Natchez Trace in the Fall of '18 and we both rode with full fenders. Because of a deal we had with Alaska Air, it was easiest to go with...
Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Gyro_T

Hi Tourist in MSN. We invested in S&S couplers...

Hi Tourist in MSN. We invested in S&S couplers and cases on our first European trip in '14. By the end of this trip, we should have saved the cost of the couplers. The only downside is the 3 hour set...
Forum: Touring
01-21-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Gyro_T

Thanks PedalingWalrus!

Thanks PedalingWalrus!
Forum: Touring
01-21-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Gyro_T

I looked and you are right. Found some rates...

I looked and you are right. Found some rates that were comparable to my searches last Fall. I somehow got sucked into a United rabbit hole on that one, seeing rates around $2800 in economy class,...
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Gyro_T

Bikes on Train Budapest to Prague

As I am finally getting down to pulling the trigger on plane reservations, I went into shock at the big jump in cost flying "multi city". We originally planned to fly into Prague from the US and fly...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Gyro_T

That sounds like something I need to look into...

That sounds like something I need to look into whether I use it as a phone or not. Thanks Gerryl
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Gyro_T

Dorkypants. That is great news. I got the...

Dorkypants. That is great news. I got the impression from this months Adventure Cycling article on the EV6 that I was going to need several. Thanks for the information. One more thing to not worry...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Gyro_T

Prague-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest SIM card question

My wife are riding from just outside Prague to just outside Budapest next May-June and taking trains but pedaling 90% of the route. I hope to use my phone for navigation, but being in Czechia,...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-06-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By Gyro_T

I bought two Reynolds 531 tube sets of the in...

I bought two Reynolds 531 tube sets of the in either 1974 or 75 while working at Bumsteads Sporting Good in Ontario, California. One set was built up by Jack Davis as my road race bike, which I...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By Gyro_T

Thanks to TiHabañero, Unterhausen, and Doug for...

Thanks to TiHabañero, Unterhausen, and Doug for your valuable suggestions. I have what I need to proceed. This may be the longest frame building project ever. Looking forward to starting another...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By Gyro_T

Clearance looks decent for 42 mm tires without...

Clearance looks decent for 42 mm tires without fenders...or mud. I need to shorten the fork blades about 30 mm. I would like to get a nice square cut and I'm a little unsure if I can do it with the...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-04-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By Gyro_T

Thanks Unterhausen, I left the stays a bit...

Thanks Unterhausen,
I left the stays a bit longer and now I am pretty confident there will be no problem with 38mm tires, not positive about 42mm but I can be happy with 38s. The method I used for...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-02-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By Gyro_T

Thanks dsaul! I thought it might be pretty close,...

Thanks dsaul! I thought it might be pretty close, just wanted to hear it from someone else. And to answer the others, yes, I have flattened the profile of the inside of the chain stays, and I have...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-01-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,403
Posted By Gyro_T

Adjusting a frameset to 650B Geometry Question

I have an old 531 tubing kit and the main triangle is already together. I hope to fit 42mm tires on 650B rims and wanted to know if I should trim the length of the fork blades (pre-raked) to keep...
Forum: Touring
12-08-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gyro_T

Maps and Services

Can't complain too much about three days of rain. Only two days arrived at our stay soaked;)

The Park Service maps are good, plus they will send you a list where services are at the respective...
Forum: Touring
12-03-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gyro_T

Our Itinerary

I would be happy to send you an Excel spreadsheet of our stays. Just drop me a personal message and I will attach my itinerary with some notes regarding the places we stayed.
Forum: Touring
11-25-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gyro_T

Yes, we saw the Adventure Cycling group and...

Yes, we saw the Adventure Cycling group and stopped and chatted with the leader at the van! Too fast paced for us.:). Sorry I didn't know or I would of waved:)

We stayed at Isabella B&B in Port...
Forum: Touring
11-13-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gyro_T

It occurred to me that I should mention our...

It occurred to me that I should mention our impressions of overall safety. There are guidelines for motorists with regard to the cyclists, however we observed many cases of not strictly adhering to...
Forum: Touring
11-11-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gyro_T

I decided not to blog this time. Just a Google...

I decided not to blog this time. Just a Google photo album.
Forum: Touring
11-11-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gyro_T

We choose the Trace for a number of reasons. We...

We choose the Trace for a number of reasons. We had to get through farming stuff here in eastern Oregon and it starts to get cold here, also three of us had never been to Mississippi, it was...
Forum: Touring
11-08-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By Gyro_T

Natchez Trace Fall 2018

We (2 couples) just completed the Natchez Trace from just outside of Nashville to Natchez, MS. Made our own arrangements and saved a bundle. We stayed at historical home B&Bs and a a couple Air...
Forum: Touring
07-24-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,699
Posted By Gyro_T

Thanks for the valuable replies. I am going to...

Thanks for the valuable replies. I am going to suggest she visit her LBS and get it fit with her fenders installed. May just wind up with a simple Blackburn design rack.

Best to you posters,
...
Forum: Touring
07-24-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,699
Posted By Gyro_T

Rear rack for 650B wheels

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My friend got a custom built touring bike and it came equipped with a...
Forum: Touring
04-16-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Gyro_T

The train from Venice to Trieste was a breeze. ...

The train from Venice to Trieste was a breeze. It took us several hours to find the Parenzana trail Parenzana (http://www.parenzana.net/en), which I highly recommend. I starts proper on Umag, just...
Forum: Touring
03-17-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,888
Posted By Gyro_T

your setup

Before you settle on your setup, try those Ortleib's mounted on the front and compare the ride and handling. You may be surprised.
Forum: Touring
02-04-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,888
Posted By Gyro_T

Trains

Hello Paul,

We traveled in Italy in 2014 and Venice to Slovenia and Croatia in 2016. Florence is a great hub to use and most of the regional trains have bike cars. The high speed trains, that go...
01-29-18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,335
Posted By Gyro_T

Thanks Darth and Zebede. That is what I thought....

Thanks Darth and Zebede. That is what I thought. Fortunately I only made that mistake on the front. I put the wheel back in place on the rear and the disk acted as the block. Next time I will use...
01-27-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,335
Posted By Gyro_T

Too much brake fluid? Best way to bleed off.

I did my first disk brake service on a Shimano XT brake set. I think I got too much mineral oil injected into the system because I filled the system with the pistons extended a little ways into the...
Forum: Touring
01-27-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,888
Posted By Gyro_T

I can recommend a shop in Siena that could help...

I can recommend a shop in Siena that could help you see the best of Tuscany. I mean show you on a map, not charge you for a tour. The place is D.F. Bike and the man to talk to name is Rosano. ...
Forum: Touring
01-27-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By Gyro_T

My wife and I flew into the Venice airport, took...

My wife and I flew into the Venice airport, took our bikes on a water taxi to Venice proper, stayed a few days, then took the morning train (roll on) to Trieste, got off the train and rode to Piran,...
12-31-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,683
Posted By Gyro_T

If you ignore the comfort issue of carrying a...

If you ignore the comfort issue of carrying a pack, the weight on the wheels is the same if you assume equal distribution. Although, when you stand on the pedals, forces will become different and...
Forum: Touring
12-28-17, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,609
Posted By Gyro_T

I worked in Schwinn dealers in the early...

I worked in Schwinn dealers in the early seventies to 1980 and had the pleasure of setting up several Voygeur. It was a fine example of what Japan produced for Schwinn in those days. I have...
Forum: Touring
12-28-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Gyro_T

Actually, I think I answered my own question. I...

Actually, I think I answered my own question. I found coverage maps for both Spark and 2degrees. It looks like Spark has more continuous coverage over the areas we are traveling. Here are the...
Forum: Touring
12-28-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Gyro_T

New Zealand SIMS

JVT,
Maybe you can give me an idea which you think has the best coverage overall for the South Island locales we will be visiting. We are taking the Nelson-Tasman ride up in the northwest. I would...
Forum: Touring
12-09-17, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Gyro_T

Thanks for the suggestions and great resources. ...

Thanks for the suggestions and great resources. This looks like it will be a challenge. I am glad to be starting early on a plan.
Forum: Touring
12-09-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Gyro_T

Train/Bike Travel in Argentina?

I am planning a trip to Argentina next year. I recently talked to a native who recommended places in the far south (provence of Santa Cruz) and the far north (provence of Jujuy). With about three...
09-28-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Gyro_T

Steering Stabilizer

I ordered a Hebie 695 Steering Stabiliser. I believe it is made in Germany and heavier duty that a couple others on the market. I will let you know how it turns out.

Gearloose
09-24-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Gyro_T

I am hoping for something that I can flip down or...

I am hoping for something that I can flip down or works full time. I need it to be faster than a applying a strap each time if at all possible. I have found another supplier: Hebie steering...
09-22-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Gyro_T

I talked to Wald, and they did a successful...

I talked to Wald, and they did a successful Google search finding three manufacturers: Velo Orange, Saris, and Ventura!
09-22-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Gyro_T

Using a Center Stand on my Bridgestone Farm Bike

I have been using my old Bridgestone MB-2 as my transportation around our hillside farm. I put a Wald basket on the front and carry around sprinklers, channel locks, etc. I recently installed the...
Forum: Touring
09-03-17, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Gyro_T

Thanks for the extremely helpful information. ...

Thanks for the extremely helpful information. Looking forward to this tour. NZ has come a long way for cyclists in the 13 years since we made our first trip.
Forum: Touring
08-31-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By Gyro_T

Phone and SIM card in New Zealand question

I am traveling by bike and campervan in New Zealand for three weeks. I have an iPhone and am hoping I can buy a SIM card at the airport in Christchurch to give us data and phone service for that...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-29-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,186
Posted By Gyro_T

That must have been your star student! I am...

That must have been your star student! I am trying to cut small eyelets out of .120 stainless steel plate to solder into some 1/4" 304 stainless tube for a light handlebar bag support. I am using...
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,797
Posted By Gyro_T

I have a 1 X 11 with 11-42 cassette and a 40...

I have a 1 X 11 with 11-42 cassette and a 40 tooth ring on a Kona Rove. I don't think 1 X 11 is a good idea for loaded touring. The chain angle is a bit much if you were grinding up a long hill...
07-27-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By Gyro_T

Sounds like I would be better off keeping my 44...

Sounds like I would be better off keeping my 44 tooth and getting a larger cog in the rear. That would mean taking off the old Zeus Criterium derailleur, which is badly worn anyway and depends on a...
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