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06-26-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,910
Posted By Doug64

Three Surlys and a Co-Motion There is also a...

Three Surlys and a Co-Motion There is also a pretty good representation of Tubus racks, but only one set of bar end shifters and no Brooks saddles:)
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06-23-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By Doug64

You are absolutely correct-- that is a steal. The...

You are absolutely correct-- that is a steal. The couplers alone are $900 today.

That price was $3500 less than the cost of my wife's custom built Co-Motion. The OP saved at least $2,500 over a...
06-16-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Doug64

You really can't cross chain from the center...

You really can't cross chain from the center chainring.
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Southern California, Pacific Coast Route-- People...

Southern California, Pacific Coast Route-- People watching.
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Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By Doug64

The same thing can happen if you put your damp or...

The same thing can happen if you put your damp or wet stuff into a non-waterproof bag. Non-waterproof panniers do not breathe. They are usually made out of some kind of coated water-resistant fabric....
06-12-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,923
Posted By Doug64

My chief gripes are: cyclists riding against...

My chief gripes are: cyclists riding against traffic or on sidewalks, followed by black diesel pickups driven by jerks.
06-10-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode across the U.S from Newport,...

My wife and I rode across the U.S from Newport, OR to Boston, MA in 74 consecutive days averaging a little over 50 miles a day

We were self-supported, and camped when possible....
06-08-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,419
Posted By Doug64

Take a close look at your lower bearings for...

Take a close look at your lower bearings for brinelling. It can cause wierd handling issues.

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Forum: Touring
06-07-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Germany ...

Germany
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Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Paris-- I thought this was an appropriate picture...

Paris-- I thought this was an appropriate picture in light of today's social environment. It is one of my wife's photos taken on a bike tour.

...
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,276
Posted By Doug64

I went through 37 bikes, our school district's...

I went through 37 bikes, our school district's bike fleet, this winter. We inherited the fleet from another school district when they replaced their fleet. I don't think the bikes had a deep cleaning...
06-01-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,959
Posted By Doug64

I use similar criteria when deciding to replace a...

I use similar criteria when deciding to replace a helmet, and agree with your thoughts about the price of helmets. The new one on the right was $80, and has MIPS technology.

How long a helmet...
05-31-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,959
Posted By Doug64

I haven't been able to get more than 3 years out...

I haven't been able to get more than 3 years out af a helmet for a long time. I've had to replace 4 helmets in the last 10-12 years, the latest just last week. None of the replacements had to do with...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,454
Posted By Doug64

That is nice way to secure yout bike:)

That is nice way to secure yout bike:)
05-23-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,954
Posted By Doug64

An REI story: My wife and I use our tents a...

An REI story:
My wife and I use our tents a lot. One of our tents used for bike touring is a lightweight, mid-priced 2 person tent that had carbon fiber poles. One of the carbon poles mushroomed on...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada ...

Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada
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Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,062
Posted By Doug64

I beleive getting someone involved in an activity...

I beleive getting someone involved in an activity is the same regardless of age. Make the first trip as enjoyable and fun as possible. After a few "good" trips it is amazing how well the following...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Czech Republic ...

Czech Republic
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05-15-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By Doug64

They are made to be worn under other pants or...

They are made to be worn under other pants or shorts. hence the title cycling underwear.
05-14-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Doug64

Cane Creek 40 or 110

Cane Creek 40 or 110
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,992
Posted By Doug64

That is a great section. I was going to mention...

That is a great section. I was going to mention it, but getting a route long enough without riding the Washington segment didn't seem feasible.

My wife and I started in Vancouver, rode north to...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,503
Posted By Doug64

Yup, It did feel a little strange riding on it,...

Yup, It did feel a little strange riding on it, but I don't know why.
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Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Czech Republic ...

Czech Republic
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Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,992
Posted By Doug64

I liked the Oregon Coast the best, but I'm...

I liked the Oregon Coast the best, but I'm biased. My wife and I have ridden from Lund, BC down to San Diego, and still think Oregon is the best.

One thing you have to think about is your...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,503
Posted By Doug64

Itasca State Park, in northern Minnisota ...

Itasca State Park, in northern Minnisota
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05-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By Doug64

That sounds alot like one of our government...

That sounds alot like one of our government officias that claimed he could read and understand scientific medical papers becuase he had a PhD in social sciences:)

In my experience Continental's...
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Doug64

Dad's Advice

My stepson sent this text to his mom:
" Got to use the ol' dollar bill trick that Doug taught me today. . . . except I only had a 5 so it was a 5 dollar bill trick!!!"

Second message:...
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Czech Republic ...

Czech Republic
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05-10-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,820
Posted By Doug64

In the early 70s I was doing some training at...

In the early 70s I was doing some training at Marana, AZ, and one evening I walked out into the dessert to take some sunset pictures. It was easy to get out to the spot where I wanted to set up, but...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By Doug64

My wife has used Ortlieb Packer Plus panniers for...

My wife has used Ortlieb Packer Plus panniers for 22,000 miles, a total of 2 years of actual touring. She also kept a pair of Packer Plus front panniers full time on her utility bike for the last 10...
05-07-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,745
Posted By Doug64

Our "local" bike shop gives better than...

Our "local" bike shop gives better than on-the-spot service. I am responsible for a our school district's bike safety bike fleet. The Service Manager from the shop drove 40 miles to spend the day...
05-06-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,745
Posted By Doug64

I never ask for a quick turn around. I have a...

I never ask for a quick turn around. I have a good relation with our local LBS, and they voluntarily get me in and out quickly. They know I live 40 miles from town and it is sometimes hard to get...
Forum: Touring
05-06-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Czech Republic- Friendly people ...

Czech Republic- Friendly people
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Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,179
Posted By Doug64

Something that has not been mentioned is proper...

Something that has not been mentioned is proper braking technique. This is a portion of Sheldon Brown's take on braking techniqe. I was taught a similar technique with a slight weight shift to the...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,179
Posted By Doug64

There has been only one time that I ever wished I...

There has been only one time that I ever wished I had disc brakes. I was decending a hill down to the Saskatchewan River into Medicine Hat, Alberta when I hit a large piece of metal on the shoulder...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,179
Posted By Doug64

Yes, I did race, and was pretty mediocre at it....

Yes, I did race, and was pretty mediocre at it. But I had fun, and got to ride a bike, that I normally would not be able to afford:)

This is the only and most treasured award I ever got from...
05-04-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Doug64

It is not a problem. I inflate all my tubes...

It is not a problem. I inflate all my tubes after patching them, most have wierd shapes. I would not worry about it.
05-03-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,143
Posted By Doug64

I am mostly bald and I shave my head. A year ago...

I am mostly bald and I shave my head. A year ago I started using a Headsweats skull cap under my helmet. It protects the head, and is reasonably cool. Last year I went through 5 weeks of topical...
05-03-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,800
Posted By Doug64

This was the method of attaching a water bottle...

This was the method of attaching a water bottle cage to the frame, either seat tube or cross tube, in the 60-70s. Even top of the line bikes used this method.


Water Bottle Mounts...
05-01-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,338
Posted By Doug64

Based on my experince, I don't agree with your...

Based on my experince, I don't agree with your assessment. It may be true for you, but I don't find it any harder or time consuming to replace or adjust cantilever brakes than I do V- brakes. This...
04-29-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Doug64

I have mountian bike gearing on my touring bike...

I have mountian bike gearing on my touring bike using a road front derailleur, mtn rear derailleur, 11-34 mtn cassette, 44/32/22 mountain crankset with shorter bottom bracket, and Shimano STI road...
04-23-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,862
Posted By Doug64

I bought my wife a custom built frame and fork...

I bought my wife a custom built frame and fork that cost $3,500, and built it up with "good" parts and accessories. It is a very nice bike, and was her retirement present. During the 9 years she has...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,348
Posted By Doug64

Death Valley ...

Death Valley
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Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Doug64

This is the setup I used on my wife's small frame...

This is the setup I used on my wife's small frame bike. It is made by Problem Solver and fits on most seat posts. There are some smaller rear racks made. I found one to put on our 4'11 tall...
04-18-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 802
Posted By Doug64

+1 The frame is the fondation.

+1 The frame is the fondation.
04-18-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By Doug64

My wife's and my bike are near the middle. Mine...

My wife's and my bike are near the middle. Mine is maroon and has the yellow pannier on it; my wife's bike is the the custom built blue bike next to it. Just be a gentle as you can, but ride it. My...
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Doug64

I think using Mink Oil is not a good idea for...

I think using Mink Oil is not a good idea for leather saddles. While I have not used it on my leather saddles, I have used it on my work boots, and it really softened the leather. It was not that...
04-12-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode across the U.S. from Newport,...

My wife and I rode across the U.S. from Newport, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts; riding the the 3700 miles in 74 conecutive days. That was an average of 50 miles per day. I was in my early 60s, and...
04-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Doug64

This is actually the "Barber of Seville". He is...

This is actually the "Barber of Seville". He is also a cyclist. I got my haircut when my wife and I stopped in Seville while riding through Spain as part of a 3-month ride.
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03-30-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,445
Posted By Doug64

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