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Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,015
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have only recently discovered usps informed...

I have only recently discovered usps informed delivery service. It is free. I get an email every day with scanned images of my incoming mail. It could be useful for someone touring away from home ...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,015
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I definitely DO NOT want to work until I no...

I definitely DO NOT want to work until I no longer can. I like my job but I have way too many interests and places I want to visit ... there isn't enough time unless I retire early.
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,015
Posted By PedalingWalrus

From various documentary movies that I have seen...

From various documentary movies that I have seen about families who went homeless and traveled around the world ... the kids kind of hated it , same probably with military brats - kids of a military...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By PedalingWalrus

so I guess it was all downhill ;-) now...

so I guess it was all downhill ;-)

now seriously...congratulations on a great feat!
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By PedalingWalrus

That bike will go far! Looks great!

That bike will go far! Looks great!
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By PedalingWalrus

i had to google what a Tasajara looks like ...

i had to google what a Tasajara looks like

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so, basically the Gary...
08-16-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Mine has close to 4000 miles on it. I will try to...

Mine has close to 4000 miles on it. I will try to take a photo today
08-15-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By PedalingWalrus

How do You know your Brooks saddle is due for replacement?

I am fond of Books B17 saddle. I have it on 3 of my bikes. My commuter bike's seat show visible signs of excessive wear but the saddle seems to still work fine. Are there any other indicators of what...
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Well yeah, I do remember when internet was fun...

Well yeah, I do remember when internet was fun and new inventive websites were sprouting up to keep things interesting. I do also remember the darkness of "say whatever you wanted" of BBS (bulletin...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. It's a name we gave it for the dandelion...

Yeah. It's a name we gave it for the dandelion theme on the paint job. It is not a bicycle you can find on line. We got the frame first and then done a paint job and a build...
...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thinking of a 10 day loop in South Africa

Thinking of a 10 day loop in south africa...following the shore south east ... for starters... anyone here done that?
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

yes we did the Champlain Loop. I am also not...

yes we did the Champlain Loop. I am also not convinced about soft cases but I had no choice given the tight schedule.
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Our original plan was to pack the bike in a hard...

Our original plan was to pack the bike in a hard case, leave the hard case at the airport baggage storage and upon reaching Monaco, bike for another two days to Savona and take the ferry back to...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I ran out of the number of allowed layers

I ran out of the number of allowed layers
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Here are the gpx tracks: Day 1 ...

Here are the gpx tracks:


Day 1
https://drive.google.com/open?id=14FqchCpfkDeyc1aNWr-6e9sD5IhMjY3N&usp=sharing

Day 2...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Drivers were remarkably aware and comfortable...

Drivers were remarkably aware and comfortable with bikers and mopeds on the same road. We have not experienced any discomfort from idiots and actually felt safe even on the busy roads. Having said...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We spent two nights in Nice. On day 11 we rented...

We spent two nights in Nice. On day 11 we rented a car and visited Saint Tropez and Monte Carlo.
...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 8. This morning we enjoyed a breakfast at...

Day 8. This morning we enjoyed a breakfast at downtown Salon and headed towards Aix where we devoted a few hours exploring the historical sights of Cezanne’s studio, apartment etc etc… Then we...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 6. From Vias to Agde we cycled water...

Day 6. From Vias to Agde we cycled water causeways passed through Sete, Palavas les Flots and finally arrived at a vacation town of La Grande Motte with it’s modern beach architecture. Along the way...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 4. The next day hit us with more hills but...

Day 4. The next day hit us with more hills but finally we were certain the mountains were behind us. We stopped at several picturesque fishing towns like Banyuls sur Mer, Port Vendres, Collioure and...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Day 3. We checked out bright and early and were...

Day 3. We checked out bright and early and were on the road by 7:30am. Our goal to today was to possibly cross the Spanish/French border and the Pyrennees. We enjoyed a few small towns like Torroella...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Tandem Touring the Spanish and French Rivieras (photo heavy)

Day 1. We landed at the Barcelona Airport. Our bicycle baggage made it so we wheeled it to a quieter corner near the bathrooms and started assembling the bicycle. Everything went well, without a...
08-06-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Does it have to be the silicone grease? I used...

Does it have to be the silicone grease? I used regular solid grease two weeks ago and it seems to have improved the overall creaking of our tandem. I still need to chase down bottom bracket creaks...
08-06-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Tandem Tire Width - What is yours?

Our tandem tire width is 32 (Schwalbe Marathon Plus). We just returned from a 10 day tour on which Google Maps was sending us on mixed terrain from regular roads to pretty bumpy gravel paths. I...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 10:07 AM
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,831
Posted By PedalingWalrus

FWIW my friends are a couple with similar size as...

FWIW my friends are a couple with similar size as you and they are both riding Trek 520’s and the bikes look awesome in that size. ... but since you already cleared the hurdle of affordability I...
07-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Knocking worries out of the park one at a time....

Knocking worries out of the park one at a time. One worry is I may be over the weight limit

(Do not know what the weight limit is)

addendum...googled it... weight limit is either 32 kg or 25 kg...
07-13-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Per request...a photo of packed bike ...

Per request...a photo of packed bike

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07-12-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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So Yesterday evening I 'reconstituted' the tandem and this...
07-11-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I felt anxiety with flat tires and gates belt and...

I felt anxiety with flat tires and gates belt and nailing the belt tension after reattachment of the rear wheel. Also, I used to have a belt drive a long time ago and I always felt this 'stretch'...
07-11-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I have also switched to tubeless on all my bikes....

I have also switched to tubeless on all my bikes. Last week I was on a bikepacking trip and had a flat tire in the middle of nowhere. I used one of those 'plugs' and then blew it up with a cartridge...
07-11-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

It was a choice ... either I spec out a tandem...

It was a choice ... either I spec out a tandem from Co-Motion or I get a custom titanium tandem if I put in some footwork, effort and patience -) ... it took almost a year from specing it out ,...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By PedalingWalrus

As I mentioned in my previous reply: Indulona is...

As I mentioned in my previous reply: Indulona is what you want but really doesn't just about any skin creme do the job? Nivea, sunscreen, hand creme, foot creme ...
07-10-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yes it is 🙂

Yes it is 🙂
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,462
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Next time write this word: INDULONA ... she may...

Next time write this word: INDULONA ... she may understand ... it's a little old school but it works in much the same way
...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,742
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Dean Martin: Lung Cancer Sammy Davis Jr:...

Dean Martin: Lung Cancer
Sammy Davis Jr: Laryngeal Cancer
Sinatra: Heart Attack
07-09-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Sorry if I'm giving you totally lame answers ......

Sorry if I'm giving you totally lame answers ... I'm not a very skilled bike mechanic ... but there is a normal head tube screw in the middle just like on any other bikes. I always assumed removing...
07-09-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Yeah. I don't have padding on the bike parts...

Yeah. I don't have padding on the bike parts right now but I can photograph it when I get home. I plan to reassemble by Friday and then by Sunday disassemble again and put in the case (this time with...
07-08-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I packed the bike today 😃 and here is the...

I packed the bike today 😃 and here is the reality: I had to remove the fenders, front rack, handlebars, pedals and seatposts. Now I need to put it back together to complete the practice and repeat...
07-08-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

So far so good ;-)

So far so good ;-)
07-08-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Tri-All 3 Sports Velo Safe 2

Tri-All 3 Sports Velo Safe 2
07-07-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,886
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Uphill shifting with a Rohloff

So we got first three rides done with our new tandem. One puzzle is the proper technique when shifting on uphill slope. We have to pause the pedaling before we can shift which is mildly annoying on a...
07-07-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Good question. I wish I knew the answer. I plan...

Good question. I wish I knew the answer. I plan on using the tri-all hard case and I do not plan on taking the fork apart. The bike with S&S couplers breaks in 3 sections. I only plan on taking the...
07-07-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-07-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

The choice of Rohloff had a few conclusive...

The choice of Rohloff had a few conclusive points... for example on a tandem where the stoker is lighter than the captain the balance is not as rear heavy ... this could be just academic bet...
07-07-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Coincidentally because of our physique , and how...

Coincidentally because of our physique , and how our single bike fit is , the result is that the stoker actually has some front view...this was welcome as some of the initial ‘tandem stereotypical...
07-07-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thanks everyone. Our first loaded tour is in 2...

Thanks everyone. Our first loaded tour is in 2 weeks and we will report how we are doing. This is a ‘new frontier’ for us...neither of us previously rode a tandem ... the experience is exciting...
07-06-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

We hope friends will photograph us during...

We hope friends will photograph us during tomorrow’s ride 😁👍
07-06-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Thru axle

Thru axle
07-06-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By PedalingWalrus

New Bike Day

We finally have our tandem! Yay! We rode for 10 miles and then brought the bike for final adjustments . Also had fenders installed and lights and few minor details. Today we picked it up and had a...
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