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10-27-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 626
Posted By Leebo

Replace when worn.

Replace when worn.
10-19-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Leebo

Not missing those 83 mm travel forks. Lol.

Not missing those 83 mm travel forks. Lol.
10-17-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,210
Posted By Leebo

Every vehicle using the road has white front, red...

Every vehicle using the road has white front, red rear. Please don't be that person. Put some blinking red rear, or tape red gel over the rear facing white lights.
10-12-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,925
Posted By Leebo

Improving what? Don't do strava or racing...

Improving what? Don't do strava or racing imaginary strangers. I like to ride bikes, winning!
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,510
Posted By Leebo

My big agnes HV 1 copper spur bikepacking tent...

My big agnes HV 1 copper spur bikepacking tent weighs 2.5 lbs. No bugs or critters, water proof, no condensation/clammy like a bivy. Long enough for me, can sit up in it and has a small fly for shoes...
08-24-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By Leebo

Current pedal and shoe setup? Go with pedals that...

Current pedal and shoe setup? Go with pedals that have steel pins and some grippy shoes. Low hikers, chrome, 661, vans etc. I like race face chesters, steel pins and a nylon body. Work well.
08-23-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By Leebo

There are a reason those old sus designs were...

There are a reason those old sus designs were retired.
08-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,324
Posted By Leebo

Cheaper than therapy and a second girlfriend,...

Cheaper than therapy and a second girlfriend, better than a gym membership. Price on miles per smiles? Most here might have 5-10 + bikes. I have 9, just getting by.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,139
Posted By Leebo

Which steel bikes? None of my Surlys wallow. YRMV.

Which steel bikes? None of my Surlys wallow. YRMV.
07-26-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,445
Posted By Leebo

9 here, barely getting by, its such a hardship....

9 here, barely getting by, its such a hardship. Fat bike, full sus, cross check for road, 1x1 set up for gravel, Karate Monkey for day exploring, Krampus for bikepacking, Nishiki with flat bars for...
07-09-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By Leebo

You can cross the lines when safe to do so....

You can cross the lines when safe to do so. Runner, biker, delivery truck, mail truck, slow tractor etc. Show me someone who has gotten a ticket for going around a slower road user.
06-21-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,054
Posted By Leebo

Wipe snots, grip when hands are sweaty or wet....

Wipe snots, grip when hands are sweaty or wet. Padding for comfort too.
06-21-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,318
Posted By Leebo

Gone to flat pedals and Keen shoes. US size 16...

Gone to flat pedals and Keen shoes. US size 16 feet. 14's? piffle.
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By Leebo

No need to rivet the coroplast, just put some on...

No need to rivet the coroplast, just put some on the bottom/backside bent in an "L". I just zip tie my stuff bags to the rack. 1 and 2.5 gallon zip lock bags for inside too.
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By Leebo

Traffic issues. So go gravel roads or bike paths,...

Traffic issues. So go gravel roads or bike paths, plenty of options there.
05-28-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By Leebo

Need to spend some money, chesters are OK, buy...

Need to spend some money, chesters are OK, buy there are better. Real mt bike shoes, chrome, vans, 661 etc. Thick stiff soles, large steel pins pedals. Get some shin guards, g form work for me....
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By Leebo

Got a campsite in Darthmouth MA, way south coast,...

Got a campsite in Darthmouth MA, way south coast, sight unseen. Open field, hammock, picnic table 1 tree. Hmmm. Lots of big rocks everywhere. Used the tree and the picnic table for hammock ends. And...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,889
Posted By Leebo

Try this. Go car camping first. Bring the bikes...

Try this. Go car camping first. Bring the bikes for day trips. I would start there.
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,098
Posted By Leebo

Marketing hype? Not so much. 3x9 drive train on...

Marketing hype? Not so much. 3x9 drive train on rigid 10 yr old Karate Monkey, works great. Ride bike away from home, sleep in the woods, repeat as needed. return when needed.
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,401
Posted By Leebo

Everyone needs some me time. For me its usually a...

Everyone needs some me time. For me its usually a 4-5 day trip, and one or 2 over nighters. New England local stuff. Great when I can roll down the driveway and just go. Married for 32 years, we each...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,859
Posted By Leebo

Get a good mattress. I'm a side sleeper too...

Get a good mattress. I'm a side sleeper too sometimes. Sea to summit, big agnes and others . 17 oz.
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,455
Posted By Leebo

I just have an entire film crew follow me with a...

I just have an entire film crew follow me with a drone. Gps tracker on my bike. Or not. One can mount on the handlebars or helmet. I usually just stop on occasion and take a few pics.
03-04-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,986
Posted By Leebo

Ride what you like, flats works for me, YRMV....

Ride what you like, flats works for me, YRMV. This is like a chain lube or disc/rim brake thing. Just pedal, repeat as needed.
02-11-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,999
Posted By Leebo

Can't help you. 9 bikes, just barely getting by....

Can't help you. 9 bikes, just barely getting by. Its a hardship. Its my sport, transportation, escape and my hobby. And my therapy. A Cross check, couple of touring/bikepacking rigs, fat bike, full...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,887
Posted By Leebo

Nature and the wheels of the bike are my...

Nature and the wheels of the bike are my playlist. My idea of touring is to unplug. Wind, birds, trees, rushing water. Camped this past summer next to a babbling brook, way cool. YRMV.
02-11-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,194
Posted By Leebo

Bikes=life. Used to bike commute, work from home...

Bikes=life. Used to bike commute, work from home now, mt bike whenever I can, fat bike in the winter too. Kids are older now, no issues. Would take the tandem to soccer practice with my daughter on...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,941
Posted By Leebo

Limited to trails? Um, no. My 3 inch tires take...

Limited to trails? Um, no. My 3 inch tires take me everywhere. I think some are hung up on definitions, it matters not. Just ride what you brung. Cheers. See you on the pave, grass, woodchips,...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,941
Posted By Leebo

Ahhh, man. Chilax. 2 wheels. Pedal, repeat. I...

Ahhh, man. Chilax. 2 wheels. Pedal, repeat. I ride from my house North of Boston all the time. Woods everywhere, remote? Only sometimes. VT is Superb, as well as NH and ME. The XTV runs a figure 8...
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,941
Posted By Leebo

Don't over think it. Ride your bike away from...

Don't over think it. Ride your bike away from home, repeat until needed, return when done. New England bikepacker here. I use a Surly Krampus, 29 x 3" tires, frame bag, fork bags, handlebar bags and...
01-27-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By Leebo

Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my...

Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my bikepacking on mt bikes, some rigid, some front sus, and plenty do it with full sus. Nothing to add? Scroll on by. I use a blackburn on both my...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,312
Posted By Leebo

Check out kenda k rad. A flat low knobby park...

Check out kenda k rad. A flat low knobby park tire. Checkerboard of sorts. Or any race type tyre, super 8's or ikon. Low close spaced knobs.
12-03-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,322
Posted By Leebo

Might do better with a second opinion from a...

Might do better with a second opinion from a trained medical practitioner. As opposed to random strangers on the web.....
11-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,495
Posted By Leebo

Front wheel drop out, alignment, wheel true? Tire...

Front wheel drop out, alignment, wheel true? Tire seated correctly, headset, axle seated correctly? Seems pretty minor, some bike I can ride no hands, others not. 1/2 out of 9.
11-20-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 13,079
Posted By Leebo

High maintenance? I replace the pads when worn,...

High maintenance? I replace the pads when worn, takes maybe 5 minutes for both. Shimano hydros, avids or such. What kind are you using?
11-11-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,678
Posted By Leebo

OP, heard of rohlof? Great for those that can't...

OP, heard of rohlof? Great for those that can't turn a wrench. Cheers.
11-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By Leebo

Check out Nembafest there, it's a hoot. .

Check out Nembafest there, it's a hoot. .
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,063
Posted By Leebo

Delorme, I copy the pages I need for each trip....

Delorme, I copy the pages I need for each trip. While phones are great, they usually don't show contours or streams and such. Also they give a much bigger picture of the day. And don't need cell...
10-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Leebo

The old adage was rim width x 1.5 for tire width....

The old adage was rim width x 1.5 for tire width. So yes. Seems like another bike or wheel set would be easier? N+1.
10-14-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,794
Posted By Leebo

Tubeless with stans works great, no flats in 5...

Tubeless with stans works great, no flats in 5 years.
09-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,953
Posted By Leebo

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have...

As said, Kona, Surly, Salsa and niner will have some. Think about a 29er with plus tires. I too have a Krampus, great for bikepacking.
09-20-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,964
Posted By Leebo

I only ride no handed on the slight downhills to...

I only ride no handed on the slight downhills to keep up speed. I am an Air Guitar Master.
09-04-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,814
Posted By Leebo

Go with a mt bike short. padded underneath. Loose...

Go with a mt bike short. padded underneath. Loose and breezy over short. And you can actually walk into a store or get coffee too.
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,702
Posted By Leebo

OP, try a 1-2 month summer tour when the kids...

OP, try a 1-2 month summer tour when the kids aren't in school for starters. Might give a good feel for what you seek. Without going full on life change. Think about say a one or 2 month tour every...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By Leebo

The original is just a basic wheel, nothing...

The original is just a basic wheel, nothing fancy. Go to the bike shop, have them tension and check the wheel/spokes. Start there. Failing that, get a new hand built wheel.
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,208
Posted By Leebo

My 30 year old daughter travels a lot and does...

My 30 year old daughter travels a lot and does many of outside adventures. Snowboarding, hiking, camping, water sports etc. Its about situational awareness, making good choices and being prepared....
08-14-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By Leebo

For me, seems pretty heavy. 2.4 -2.6 tires with...

For me, seems pretty heavy. 2.4 -2.6 tires with full sus would be plenty.
08-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By Leebo

Tan.

Tan.
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,243
Posted By Leebo

Check out some of the national sites for rail...

Check out some of the national sites for rail trails. Rails to trails. com comes to mind.
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,173
Posted By Leebo

My idea of touring is to unplug. Ride most of the...

My idea of touring is to unplug. Ride most of the day, shower, swim, setup camp, eat, takes the rest usually. Laptop seems so much weight. Paper maps, phone and e trex for backup. Tablet maybe for...
07-24-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,817
Posted By Leebo

Just built a New Krampus for bike packing, it's...

Just built a New Krampus for bike packing, it's awesome. 33 brazeons. Running the new 8020 XT's with 180 rotors. 2x11 sram, 26/36 front, 46-11 in the back. Sweeeet. Dt swiss 350 front and rear,...
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