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Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was there in July 2012. Did the Glacier...

I was there in July 2012. Did the Glacier Waterton loop guided/self-supported tour with ACA that year. I hate to go half way across the country to visit an area and then rush home in a hurry, so I...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That Tarptent Protrail 1 person tent does look...

That Tarptent Protrail 1 person tent does look pretty good for a one person tent. I did not look at the dimensions closely, thus I am not sure if I would want to use one, my Big Agnes Scout Plus...
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. Hiker biker site. I heard that the White...

Yup. Hiker biker site. I heard that the White Pine behind it is one of the biggest for many miles around, I was not in the site when some foresters came to admire it, but I heard later that some...
10-19-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you are looking at a dynohub. ...

I think you are looking at a dynohub.

Several years ago I bought a dyno powered headlight on a clearance price, no switch on it. Sat on my shelf for a few years. Then I got lucky and got a low...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A couple of my neighbors did the AT. I asked her...

A couple of my neighbors did the AT. I asked her what her pack weighed at the end, she said 12 pounds, her husbands pack weighed 15. She was curious why I did not ask about the weight at the start, I...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Every bikepacker I have seen has worn a small...

Every bikepacker I have seen has worn a small backpack, something in the 15 to 20 liter range, which is slightly smaller than a pair of most front panniers. But I have never seen a person with four...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In the photo, that was the shortest tour I have...

In the photo, that was the shortest tour I have done in over a decade, only five days and four nights. I carried the food and kitchen for two of us, but one day was restaurant food. When the photo...
10-17-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most of the bikes I ride at night where I would...

Most of the bikes I ride at night where I would be concerned about a driver not seeing me have reflective sidewall tires. Thus, I am not too concerned about not being seen from the side at night.
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Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 683
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am impressed that you both are that light. I...

I am impressed that you both are that light. I likely would be significantly heavier than that. In summer I usually carry three liters of water at the beginning of the day, that is over six pounds by...
10-17-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In conditions like this, I want really bright...

In conditions like this, I want really bright lights with narrow beams straight behind me, narrow so a lot of the light is not wasted to the sides or above or below.
...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I can't speak for everyone else, but I can't see...

I can't speak for everyone else, but I can't see my phone screen on a bright sunny day. If I carefully hold it in the shade, maybe can see some of it, but not good enough. My Garmin screen in bright...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That was why I brought a Svea when I backpacked...

That was why I brought a Svea when I backpacked Grand Canyon six years ago. Three days and two nights, with two people, weight wise it was not much different than a butane mix stove. A tiny vintage...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You are correct, for touring you want a wide...

You are correct, for touring you want a wide range of gears, wider than for most other bicycling activities. And a lot will depend on how much weight you carry, more weight means a lower first gear....
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are lots of Garmin GPS units that run on AA...

There are lots of Garmin GPS units that run on AA batteries. I have gone on kayak trips that lasted two weeks where I brought enough AA batteries to last the whole trip.

At this time I am touring...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,122
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not catch what you meant right away, I...

I did not catch what you meant right away, I started to reply to this vintage zombie thread. And then it became clear.
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My non-free standing tent in the bottom photo...

My non-free standing tent in the bottom photo below is a small light weight single wall two person tent, takes only seconds to turn it inside out, give it a few shakes and then reverse. Your free...
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You mentioned Rohloff. If you use a Rohloff on...

You mentioned Rohloff. If you use a Rohloff on drop bars, there are over a dozen ways to mount the shifter if you use the stock Rohloff shifter. I tried about three different locations before I...
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Tourist in MSN

All of my KMC quick links are the reusable ones,...

All of my KMC quick links are the reusable ones, I reuse them and I do not keep track of how often I reused them. I have one bike with 10 speed chain, several bikes with eight speed.

KMC has two...
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On tire boots, I fortunately have never had to...

On tire boots, I fortunately have never had to use one. But I cut up a tyvek post office envelope into many boots several years ago. And I keep a piece of that tyvek for a boot in a zip lock with...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I also have trekking poles, but they are much...

I also have trekking poles, but they are much longer than would fit in my panniers. If I travel light and do not have a bag on top of the rear rack, I want everything to fit in the panniers.
...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 26,438
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Ten year old thread resurrected.

Ten year old thread resurrected.
Forum: Touring
10-12-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,071
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One of those Tarptents you linked to uses...

One of those Tarptents you linked to uses trekking poles to save weight for the backpacker.

I have a couple tents that were designed for trekking poles, one of those tents (Big Agnes Scout Plus) I...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One hundred percent agree. But an 80T...

One hundred percent agree.

But an 80T chainring might weigh enough with the extra amount of chain you need, that lifting that extra weight up the mountain could negate your reduced friction. I...
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just looked for recently sold Miyatta 1000 on...

I just looked for recently sold Miyatta 1000 on Ebay, saw one sold on Oct 4. If that is the one you got, I did not look at any of the text, only the photos:

Looks like a Brooks Pro saddle. You...
Forum: Touring
10-12-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did GAP and C&O in 2013, we only camped some...

I did GAP and C&O in 2013, we only camped some nights, but I can say where we did. You should double check these, I only did a quick google search to see if they still existed, one had a name change....
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some communities have a bike coop or bike charity...

Some communities have a bike coop or bike charity that sell used parts. The cranksets I have seen in the local charity are ones that I would not buy, the chainrings are often quite worn. But they...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Leonard Zinn has written a few articles on...

Leonard Zinn has written a few articles on friction losses, chain line, etc. I am not going to put together a list of articles, but this one article i found rather insightful....
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Tourist in MSN

1 - I have no clue how much distance I get on a...

1 - I have no clue how much distance I get on a tire before I replace it.

2 - Sometimes I get a cut that makes me nervous, or a tire bulge that suggests tearing fabric in the tire, or maybe I have...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tourist in MSN

All of my 700c bikes have toe overlap if I have...

All of my 700c bikes have toe overlap if I have fenders mounted on the bike, but not if I do not have fenders. I use SPD cleated mountain bike shoes that hold my foot position on the pedal. My 700c...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If he moved the sprockets further to the right,...

If he moved the sprockets further to the right, would the parallelogram shape of the rear derailleur put the cage too close to the sprockets? I suspect that the last thing he wanted to do was to make...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not see a need to attach to a seatpost...

I do not see a need to attach to a seatpost clamp.

The Tubus Fly is a small lightweight rack, not much of a rack top but good for panniers. There are two versions, EVO and classic, I do not know...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not a Bike Friday, but my S&S bike, I have to...

Not a Bike Friday, but my S&S bike, I have to remove the fork to pack that for airline travel. I keep a exploded diagram of the headset in PDF format on my phone in case I have a question. You...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know if it is a good idea to put a clamp...

I do not know if it is a good idea to put a clamp on a carbon seat post, is yours carbon?

Tubus Fly, I think some people mount that on the seat stay bridge, not on a seatpost. I have no idea how...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It took me about two seconds to see it was small...

It took me about two seconds to see it was small wheels, but I did not guess at the size. The bottom bracket being above axle height is pretty clear that something is going on, usually bottom bracket...
Forum: Touring
10-09-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Besides the detailed organic chemistry knowledge,...

Besides the detailed organic chemistry knowledge, the knowledge of the role and history of lead in gasoline, of octane ratings (and history related to high performance aircraft engines), distillation...
Forum: Touring
10-09-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you need to either quit trying to rock...

I think you need to either quit trying to rock the bike from side to side, or buy some new equipment.
Forum: Touring
10-09-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Are you an organic chemist that works at a...

Are you an organic chemist that works at a refinery?
Replies: 28
Views: 2,257
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You might have better luck with a three speed. ...

You might have better luck with a three speed.
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Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you go check it out and buy some, red is for...

If you go check it out and buy some, red is for gasoline containers, I think blue is for kerosene containers. But my 5 gallon kerosene can (printed kerosene right on it) is yellow, perhaps it is an...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,245
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have only used SPD shoes and never had hot...

I have only used SPD shoes and never had hot spots.

I have heard that if you have hot feet problems, moving your cleats further aft so that your foot is a bit further forward is one option to try....
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think I recall people talking about buying...

I think I recall people talking about buying white gas at a pump in rural areas when I was a kid in the late 50s and 60s, but I grew up in an urban area and there were no white gas pumps in the city...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most steel touring bikes will have some flex and...

Most steel touring bikes will have some flex and when you load a lot of mass on one end of the bike (the rear), and your weight is on the pedals in the middle of the bike, and you start shaking it...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Use the bike saddle for one end. I just use...

Use the bike saddle for one end. I just use elastic around my brake levers to lock the wheels, but that is not very good, you might need something more robust to keep it from rolling. I also use a...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some vintage Swedish stoves could be fitted with...

Some vintage Swedish stoves could be fitted with an alcohol jet. I have an Optimus 111T, and I have seen internet references to an alcohol jet and also needing some form of an air restriction tube to...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That Amazon link might work with either type of...

That Amazon link might work with either type of butane cartridge, the threaded ones that have a butane mix or the long skinny ones that usually are pure butane. If you want to experiment with propane...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On some of these issues, you may be right, my...

On some of these issues, you may be right, my comparison is based on how it operates in a stove.

And I have lit Coleman fuel in the priming cup when the temperatures are well below zero (F). ...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A couple years ago someone had a pair of rear...

A couple years ago someone had a pair of rear Overland panniers that were almost new in a box on a table at a swap meet. I pulled them out of the box, inspected them for a few seconds, asked the...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Maybe the shipping rules have changed since I had...

Maybe the shipping rules have changed since I had to tranport a bottle of fuel to a laboratory for testing, but I still plan to avoid shipping fuel.

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They no longer make these stove supports,...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Years ago I had to ship a bottle of fuel to a...

Years ago I had to ship a bottle of fuel to a laboratory to do a test on it. And the headaches of trying to ship it legally in proper container was such a hassle, that I ended up driving a two hour...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Don't try charcoal lighter fluid in a stove...

Don't try charcoal lighter fluid in a stove designed for what is commonly known as white gas or I prefer to call it Coleman Fuel because everybody knows what Coleman fuel is.

There is some...
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