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Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By elcruxio

I think I read somewhere that Trek was 'testing'...

I think I read somewhere that Trek was 'testing' larger wheel sizes and 36" was one size in the mix. Not sure if it'll go anywhere but it'll be interesting to see.
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By elcruxio

That's a cool concept especially for someone as...

That's a cool concept especially for someone as tall as me. I wonder if riding that thing would be like riding a normal gravel bike for someone 160cm or so tall.

For touring the one thing that...
07-06-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,405
Posted By elcruxio

Capitalism...

Capitalism...
07-05-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,710
Posted By elcruxio

For most cyclists cycling is a mode of transport...

For most cyclists cycling is a mode of transport and not a hobby at least here in Europe and I'll assume the rest of the world excluding the US and perhaps some other anglic regions. Here people are...
07-04-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By elcruxio

Infrared doesn't penetrate the skin. Microwaves...

Infrared doesn't penetrate the skin. Microwaves do penetrate the skin and heat up a body of water internally. If one were to go into a microwave sauna one would promptly die.

As to recovery...
07-04-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By elcruxio

Price and availability but mainly availability....

Price and availability but mainly availability. Wanted to buy the Salsa Beargrease Carbon but because Salsa has some weird policies they didn't send any XL sizes to my LBS. Had to buy a Surly Ice...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-03-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By elcruxio

The other problem with running pressures low...

The other problem with running pressures low enough to emulate proper suspension is self steer which can be pretty terrible with certain tires. I can't run below 8psi in the front because the...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-03-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By elcruxio

I'll go ahead on recommend inner bar ends. You...

I'll go ahead on recommend inner bar ends. You can use just regular bar ends but SQlab sells a set which is supposedly more ergonomic and absurdly expensive. You mount them inside the grips so the...
07-01-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By elcruxio

that's a lot of false statements in a short piece...

that's a lot of false statements in a short piece of writing. Never trust aluminum? Pretty hyperbolic don't you think?

I've lived on a farm so I know which welders can handle which repairs....
07-01-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By elcruxio

You really went all out trying to find all those...

You really went all out trying to find all those references didn't you? A few blog posts and suddenly you have a cross cut of the whole touring community. That's really something.




That's a...
07-01-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,710
Posted By elcruxio

I have the Shimano SD-5 sandals and they are by...

I have the Shimano SD-5 sandals and they are by far the best touring shoe I can imagine. Breathable, cool and quick drying when its hot but can be used in almost freezing conditions and rain when...
06-29-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By elcruxio

The mythical bicycle tourists. I've yet to meet...

The mythical bicycle tourists. I've yet to meet him/her but I'll give them my regards when I meet them.



Availability. Also weight is relative as you well know. Steel is three times heavier but...
06-27-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By elcruxio

Yeah forgot to comment on this one. You were...

Yeah forgot to comment on this one.

You were an engineer right? How is that you don't account for geometry when discussing stiffness/rigidity? Steel is three times stronger and three times stiffer...
06-27-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By elcruxio

You keep saying that but it seems that sentiment...

You keep saying that but it seems that sentiment is more of your own imagining than the average mindset of your typical bicycle tourist.



That's great I guess...



In the days of on demand...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,005
Posted By elcruxio

One thing I was not too thrilled about is the...

One thing I was not too thrilled about is the flat mount brake interface. It only allows a 160mm rotor front and back and cannot be adapted for a larger rotor.

I used to use a 203mm rotor on my...
06-26-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,833
Posted By elcruxio

the disc trucker is a long frame and the reach...

the disc trucker is a long frame and the reach increases with frame sizes both absolutely and relatively. I ride a size 62cm while I would need a 64 stack wise hence the 65mm spacer stack I need....
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,005
Posted By elcruxio

I don't know what the current 520 is like but the...

I don't know what the current 520 is like but the one my wife bought in 2014 or 2015 was and still is a bad bike.

Really weird and aggressive geometry to the extent that we had to install a...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,005
Posted By elcruxio

I'm starting to consider something I haven't...

I'm starting to consider something I haven't considered for a long time, namely buying a hobby bike as factory built and not as a frameset. I haven't bought factory specced hobby bike in... 2013 I...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,005
Posted By elcruxio

Hot diggity dog I think Surly just came up with...

Hot diggity dog I think Surly just came up with my dream bike. Or frame actually but it'll build into a dream bike.

The frame has all the bells and whistles I've been been looking for in a frame...
06-22-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,780
Posted By elcruxio

Oh boy! As a lawyer it always tickles me when...

Oh boy! As a lawyer it always tickles me when someone bases their "legal" arguments on dictionary definitions. And the wrong dictionary at that.

Also considering this is an international forum be...
06-22-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,780
Posted By elcruxio

Ryda you're forgetting bikes have more than one...

Ryda you're forgetting bikes have more than one adjustment. The bars can move up too, not only down. And amazingly they move forwards and backwards too. I think they've done that for at least 50...
06-19-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 297,973
Posted By elcruxio

Just tried my full face helmet on and wondered...

Just tried my full face helmet on and wondered why I don't wear that all the time. It's definitely much safer than my regular helmets. And the reason is that it is hot and uncomfortable. It's the...
06-17-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By elcruxio

I think my 47mm rear tire has 58-60 psi and front...

I think my 47mm rear tire has 58-60 psi and front tire of course less. But I weigh more than your spouse and bike combined.
06-13-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,857
Posted By elcruxio

I'm primarily a steel guy. I've even started...

I'm primarily a steel guy. I've even started considering that chromoly might be ok for all year use on salted roads as I had the pleasure of servicing a bb in a chromo frame that had been ridden all...
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,425
Posted By elcruxio

I don't actually use a dishing tool. I just flip...

I don't actually use a dishing tool. I just flip the wheel in the truing stand and always try to get the dish 1mm to the NDS side so not completely central. It's far enough to give a noticeable...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By elcruxio

Here's some ferry timetables in general to help...

Here's some ferry timetables in general to help you route possible coastal routes Ferry.fi - Ferry schedules (http://lautta.net/?lang=en)

From Porvoo to Helsinki I'd suggest you take the the old...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,021
Posted By elcruxio

One thing that's often overlooked and not all...

One thing that's often overlooked and not all that relevant to some is size and space. There's not that many spacious tent offerings in the budget side of things, or if there are they are heavy as...
06-03-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By elcruxio

I ordered oakley glasses with lens corrections...

I ordered oakley glasses with lens corrections and transition lenses meaning that they'll darken as the ambient light intensity goes up.

I have a feeling that they could be at the front or at...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By elcruxio

It's actually pretty amazing how well it works....

It's actually pretty amazing how well it works. On our Swedish tour I felt the Edge Explore found the best possible routes imaginable. Really nice rides on quiet roads. It does require some common...
06-03-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By elcruxio

I did some quick googling and apparently water...

I did some quick googling and apparently water gives faster braking response and a more accurate feel. However I haven't tried a water brake so I don't really know. It'll change the characteristics...
06-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By elcruxio

Yeah true. The Brake Force One H2O uses 80% water...

Yeah true. The Brake Force One H2O uses 80% water 20% glycol and glycol functions as antifreeze. But to my understanding it doesn't significantly raise the boiling temperature.
06-03-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By elcruxio

I'll actually revisit this immediately. A...

I'll actually revisit this immediately.

A cute finnish couple did a youtube video about bicycle disc brake vs lathe. The fluid only boiled well after the rotor had been red hot (so around 1000...
06-03-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By elcruxio

I don't get the whole death and destruction...

I don't get the whole death and destruction attitude here. Using water and glycol in shimano brakes used to be a thing on another cycling forum. They did in with DH bikes if I recall correctly....
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By elcruxio

Just tried the Surly Extraterrestrial 700x41c...

Just tried the Surly Extraterrestrial 700x41c tire and I'll say they are the bees knees. Fast, supple, comfortable and good grip on all surfaces. Did some technical singletrack with them (by...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By elcruxio

I use aerobars when touring. The only bummer with...

I use aerobars when touring. The only bummer with them is the fact that I lose the bar tops of my drop bars. I can hold onto the elbow pads but it's not the same.

I also use an ortlieb handlebar...
05-13-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,645
Posted By elcruxio

Looking outside it's currently 4 degrees celsius...

Looking outside it's currently 4 degrees celsius (39 degrees fahrenheit) and raining. I think I'll pass on the cycling today. On the weekend we had 10m/s winds which also kinda takes the fun out of...
05-12-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,645
Posted By elcruxio

Like I mentioned in my earlier post, I believe...

Like I mentioned in my earlier post, I believe most better levers compensate for that, ie. they compensate for the lever movement so that no matter the lever position you get the same leverage.


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05-12-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,645
Posted By elcruxio

I'll assume you mean a bicycle front wheel cannot...

I'll assume you mean a bicycle front wheel cannot skid on clean dry tarmac type surfaces whilst riding forward?



This is one strange difference in people. I've been quite impressed lately by...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,215
Posted By elcruxio

Personally I much preferred a cheap heavy shimano...

Personally I much preferred a cheap heavy shimano mini vee to the avid shorty ultimate. The mini vee has the advantage in all but one aspect, which is cable management. With the Vee I was always...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,410
Posted By elcruxio

Yes and no. Touring / bikepacking with a mountain...

Yes and no. Touring / bikepacking with a mountain bike in challenging terrain or even on dirt roads, definitely.

For road touring I prefer a double or perhaps in the future again even a triple as...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,557
Posted By elcruxio

In my quest to build a 650b touring bike I...

In my quest to build a 650b touring bike I actually considered that Trek 520 frameset, but I just realized that the aluminum fork is a no go. I have, let's say, plenty of space under the stem, partly...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By elcruxio

The advantage I see in using 32 spokes is better...

The advantage I see in using 32 spokes is better availability of parts. Most rims and hubs are made with 32 spoke drillings whereas 36h hubs and rims are in fact relatively uncommon. Shimano has them...
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
Posted By elcruxio

It's your choice of course but 210 isn't all that...

It's your choice of course but 210 isn't all that heavy for a bicycle and if it isn't broken...



The spoke count isn't really as important as the quality of the actual wheel. Also a determining...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,785
Posted By elcruxio

I would like to emphasize the OP's emphasis on...

I would like to emphasize the OP's emphasis on the fact that he has already tried a lot of different variations of saddle and bar position to no avail.

That in on itself is the main reason I...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,785
Posted By elcruxio

It's not exactly sport saddle I meant. What I...

It's not exactly sport saddle I meant. What I meant was a specific saddle type some refer to as noseless. Though Romin, Power and Selle SMP aren't exactly noseless. The best descriptor I can give is...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,785
Posted By elcruxio

Sounds like OP has the same issue I had. Of...

Sounds like OP has the same issue I had. Of course while the symptoms match to a T the cause might be different. However since saddle adjustments haven't done anything to rectify the issue I'll...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,711
Posted By elcruxio

^ The above reason is why I haven't considered...

^ The above reason is why I haven't considered getting one. It'd be nifty to have a cot which can't deflate but you'd need double sided protection for the tent floor and even that might not suffice....
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,946
Posted By elcruxio

I believe large part of the popularity of brooks...

I believe large part of the popularity of brooks is also aesthetics. Not many would like to consider themselves vain especially in something a utilitarian as a touring, but yet many eschew the idea...
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,946
Posted By elcruxio

My hypothesis about brooks saddles is that the...

My hypothesis about brooks saddles is that the hammocking effect of the stretched leather does work extremely well for some but in reality the parameters which allow it to work are quite narrow, ie....
Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,643
Posted By elcruxio

For me tubeless touring is still a bit of a no...

For me tubeless touring is still a bit of a no go. I tried it last summer and while it did work to some extent, the Marathon Supreme rear tire I was using was wearing at a ridiculous rate. We were on...
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