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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Make sure you get the right 24 inch tires. I...

Make sure you get the right 24 inch tires. I bought my Joey as a frame and fork, built it up with 507mm tires, not 520. I think that Joeys could use either wheel.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I usually put a bit of electrical tape on the...

I usually put a bit of electrical tape on the frame where cables want to rub. Occasionally I notice the tape is worn through, then I replace it. If I have a wear spot down to bare metal, I use a...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you take a couple links out of the chain...

If you take a couple links out of the chain because of the smaller chainrings, don't discard them until you are certain that everything is working well. On one of my bikes I use different chainring...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,101
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you VERY much. I thought about a headnet...

Thank you VERY much. I thought about a headnet and decided against it. But, I just added it to my pack based on your comment.

I have repellent packed, did not check to see how full the bottle...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yes your carbon bike would of course be faster,...

Yes your carbon bike would of course be faster, that is obvious. A Ferrari is probably faster than a Ford F350 heavy duty truck too.

My road bike has a compact double crank, my lowest gear is...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use the drops about one third of the time,...

I use the drops about one third of the time, mostly for headwinds. I find that a B17 is a bit wide for me. It fits me well when I am sitting more upright, but a Brooks Pro or the Conquest (same...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You asked this question on the touring forum. ...

You asked this question on the touring forum. Most people here are on the bike for less time than you would have been on a bike during a 200k brevet. Maybe you need to ask some of the other riders...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I added two photos of a couple that I met in...

I added two photos of a couple that I met in Iceland. They were doing an ultra light two week trip on Ritchey Break Away road bikes. (I did not ask permission to post, so I cropped out faces.)

...
05-31-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had an old Union sidewall tire driven generator...

I had an old Union sidewall tire driven generator on my errand bike. For a mile and a half to the grocery store, it was ok. But if using every night, I would look for something better. I have...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think that is the old Suntour Le Tech front...

I think that is the old Suntour Le Tech front derailleur. I really liked that derailleur, it is high normal. Thus, both levers go the same direction, forward for higher gearing and back for lower. ...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,648
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I was a TSA security agent, I would make sure...

If I was a TSA security agent, I would make sure that the contents of any e bike boxes were inspected for possible presence of Lithium Ion batteries.
05-30-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are apps that will track your GPS location...

There are apps that will track your GPS location so it can be plotted on a map. But if you have any specific sensors in mind for specific data, perhaps you could add that info?
05-30-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That was my first thought, but I am not familiar...

That was my first thought, but I am not familiar with any dynohubs that attach to a bike from only one side. From the photo, it appears that the wheels are not attached to a conventional fork. Are...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The people on the folding bike forum would have...

The people on the folding bike forum would have better opinions. Most bike touring folks here do not use folders.
https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/
05-29-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mostly use AAA batteries in my taillights. I...

I mostly use AAA batteries in my taillights. I like the Ikea brand Ladda NiMH rechargeable batteries, the white ones. Ikea sells two versions, the more expensive white ones are the ones I...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,132
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If I take a day off and stay at the same site for...

If I take a day off and stay at the same site for two nights, my tent is not coming down just to save it from some UV. It is staying exactly where I put it in the first place.

In hotter weather I...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,178
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I like the look of those Origin8 pedals. Thanks...

I like the look of those Origin8 pedals. Thanks for posting.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I installed my first dyno powered light that...

When I installed my first dyno powered light that was not on the fork crown, I thought about where to put it. Did I want it on the side of the bike where oncoming cars are? Or did I want it on the...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I met the OP on a brevet earlier this month, so...

I met the OP on a brevet earlier this month, so my comment on cell coverage was more oriented towards the areas close to us.

You are quite right on spotty cell coverage for some of the areas...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am most concerned about car drivers seeing me...

I am most concerned about car drivers seeing me when they are approaching from over a hundred feet away, and when they are that far away the light could be that low and still be quite noticeable. If...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,686
Posted By Tourist in MSN

And when I lost a cleat bolt a couple years ago,...

And when I lost a cleat bolt a couple years ago, now I use a thread locker on cleat bolts too. And also on a few other bolts.

After seeing how many people in the campgrounds have had troubles...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,648
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Trek boxes vary in quality based on where they...

Trek boxes vary in quality based on where they came from. A friend of mine uses a Trek box he got for free instead of the hard case that he bought because that particular Trek box is double...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never used this link, but in addition to...

I have never used this link, but in addition to the Allstays link I put this one on my phone for a trip that I leave for next week. It looks like it might be crowd sourced, which has its own set of...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think on Southwest that the bike is one of your...

I think on Southwest that the bike is one of your two free checked items, plus the oversize fee if the bike is in a bike box.

A year ago I flew Southwest, I recall trying to decide if I wanted to...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am just curious, when you are doing rando...

I am just curious, when you are doing rando events you usually are in cell range, is there that much of a concern? Or are you concerned when out of cell range in the Wisconsin driftless area? Or...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,536
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My expedition bike has Ryde (formerly Rigida) CSS...

My expedition bike has Ryde (formerly Rigida) CSS rims. They have a braking surface that will not wear out in normal use. When my rims get dirty and muddy, I do not even bother to clean it off...
Replies: 88
Views: 6,521
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On the touring forum someone just commented that...

On the touring forum someone just commented that American has dropped some of their fees. I just did an internet search and found this:
Newsroom - American Airlines Eliminates Oversize Bag Fees for...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Wow. I just did an internet search, found this,...

Wow. I just did an internet search, found this, the policy change is quite new.
Newsroom - American Airlines Eliminates Oversize Bag Fees for Sports and Music Equipment - American Airlines Group,...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you decide to take a bike on a plane and fly...

If you decide to take a bike on a plane and fly commercial in USA, last year when I was checking a few prices I found that Southwest was pretty close to reasonable for a bike box. In the left hand...
Replies: 94
Views: 10,687
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you very much for your extensive post. I...

Thank you very much for your extensive post. I appreciate seeing the results of others that have spent some time doing comparison research.
Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,648
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would be surprised if Trek and other...

I would be surprised if Trek and other manufacturers would re-use boxes. I got a box from Trek last year, the bike was packed into the box in Asia and sent here that way. I can't see how REI is...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,178
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Are you aware of the Commuter 4 sandals? You can...

Are you aware of the Commuter 4 sandals? You can install cleats, or not, your call. Note the comment on the website about size, I followed their sizing advice and was happy that I did....
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By Tourist in MSN

To make a long story really short, four years ago...

To make a long story really short, four years ago I bought a pair of Carradry panniers to use for a specific trip because of their greater volume than the Ortliebs I have always used. But for...
Replies: 48
Views: 3,550
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to stand on the pedals to accelerate from...

I used to stand on the pedals to accelerate from where I stopped for a stop light, to power up hills, etc. Quit doing that about 8 to 10 years ago, now I always stay in the saddle and gear down. My...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a couple different solo tents and a couple...

I used a couple different solo tents and a couple tents rated at two people. I find that for a week, I can get by with a solo tent but for a month long trip I want to be able to spread out a bit...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In the back on the drive side, maybe a Huret...

In the back on the drive side, maybe a Huret Allvit would function just fine with a pannier hanging against it. The part that would be pressing on the pannier does not move in and out. And taht was...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A couple days ago my bike computer was not...

A couple days ago my bike computer was not working, I had bumped it and it was no longer close enough to the spoke magnet to be readable. Without instant feedback like I get, you could easily get...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I tried mounting a light down low, a few inches...

I tried mounting a light down low, a few inches above the axle/skewer height off of the ground. With the light that low, anything on the road, leaves or perhaps just a bumpy road made much larger...
Replies: 48
Views: 3,550
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did my first 200k brevet a few weeks ago, road...

I did my first 200k brevet a few weeks ago, road triple of 52/42/30 and an 11/32 cassette, 700c wheels. The brevet was hilly and my lowest gear was higher than the 28 to 36 on a 650b wheel that you...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This topic has come up before. I have been told...

This topic has come up before. I have been told that I must be an idiot, can't follow instructions, do not know how to ride a bike, etc.

But there are no inspectors on a bike tour to inspect...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,241
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not using a front rack, my light is closer to the...

Not using a front rack, my light is closer to the fork than you are talking about. For that reason I probably have more shadow than I would otherwise have. I use a regular handlebar bag on a second...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I really do not care what others say on this...

I really do not care what others say on this topic, but I wear the underwear under my padded bike shorts and I have no plans to change.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,975
Posted By Tourist in MSN

And heading west, the dining car goes to one and...

And heading west, the dining car goes to one and the lounge car goes to the other location.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought a Louis Guarneau bag years ago, I think...

I bought a Louis Guarneau bag years ago, I think it uses a proprietary mount for only that brand. I did buy some extra bags to get more brackets, but I still needed one bracket that I could move...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do you prefer drop bars or flat bars? When...

Do you prefer drop bars or flat bars?

When you take it home, will you have to pay customs duty on it? Don't forget to factor that cost into the calculation.
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use Ex Officio brand briefs. There is a seam,...

I use Ex Officio brand briefs. There is a seam, but it has never bothered me.
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A two legged center stand is what I used on my...

A two legged center stand is what I used on my bike when I was a kid with a paper route and had those giant chromed steel baskets on the back. Front wheel was lifted off the ground, but that was not...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never relied on a phone GPS for anything,...

I have never relied on a phone GPS for anything, but I am a retired Geological Engineer, I worked with maps every day of my professional career. Thus, I have a stronger interest in knowing where I am...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Wow. You went from having one of the most...

Wow. You went from having one of the most powerful charging systems to ... ... none.
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Tourist in MSN

They closed, the web link now directs to someone...

They closed, the web link now directs to someone else.
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