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Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Maybe I need to put some 303 protectant on my...

Maybe I need to put some 303 protectant on my gauge before my next tour to protect against the UV. I mostly use the Lezyne pumps for touring, lighter weight and size. Thus they are stored indoors out...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On second stem vs the Thorn Accessory T Bar, I do...

On second stem vs the Thorn Accessory T Bar, I do not think one is always better than the other, just different and in some situations one may be preferable. Since I use both on different bikes, my...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,028
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Three year old thread, and what I said three...

Three year old thread, and what I said three years ago still makes sense to me today.
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I honestly do not remember where I first heard of...

I honestly do not remember where I first heard of a second stem, but I am sure it was over a decade ago. But at that time I was still using an older style handleber bag that had the steel frame...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup, second stem. KC8QVO described it pretty...

Yup, second stem. KC8QVO described it pretty well.

I am assuming you would use a stem sized for 26mm handlebars, not 31.8mm. If you go to a hardware store and ask for a short piece of PVC pipe,...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lot of people on this forum have used the...

A lot of people on this forum have used the Pocket Rocket and are quite happy with it.

Lots of different companies make canisters that fit. REI and several other stores that sell camping gear sell...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,712
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On a lot of older threads, there are missing...

On a lot of older threads, there are missing images because they were removed, it depends in part on where people initially posted their photos. They may have been initially posted to a photo sharing...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,458
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thorn sells a lot of Rohloff bikes (as you...

Thorn sells a lot of Rohloff bikes (as you already know) and they recommend 15ml lube oil instead, they have recommended that for years.

I have not seen you post anything in months, welcome back.
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The "oval" (or I called it the football) lower...

The "oval" (or I called it the football) lower hook track is an older design, I think Ortlieb changed it later, maybe six or eight years ago? My Ortliebs are over a decade old with the football...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 250
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Lower hook does not matter that much, aim it in...

Lower hook does not matter that much, aim it in any direction that works well when you mount the pannier on the rack. If you lie the bike down on its side, the lower hook should hold the pannier to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You said propane stove. I suggest instead a stove...

You said propane stove. I suggest instead a stove that runs on a butane mix. Propane tanks are easy to find at hardware stores, commonly used by plumbers for a torch, etc. But, propane fuel tanks are...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,458
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A lot of people feel that you do not need to...

A lot of people feel that you do not need to bring spare cables, but I always carry a spare brake and shifter cable on tour. I can't remember the last time I needed to replace a brake cable, last bad...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When touring, my Road Morph G or Lezyne Micro...

When touring, my Road Morph G or Lezyne Micro Floor Drive is in a bracket attached to the frame and shares the bolts used for a bottle cage, but I do have a long Zefal along my top tube on my rando...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I tried a Mountain Tamer several years ago, do...

I tried a Mountain Tamer several years ago, do not recall why I quit using it, but it is in a parts bin somewhere. I do not recall which sprocket I put on it.

Avid made a similar adapter, that...
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Water, the one liter size Smart Water and one...

Water, the one liter size Smart Water and one liter size Life WTR disposable bottles fit well in most bike frame cages. The Life WTR bottles are a bit shorter than the Smart Water ones, both are a...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 487
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a bell on most of my bikes. I like them....

I have a bell on most of my bikes. I like them. But, sometimes if you are riding along, ring the bell to let a pedestrian know you are approaching, sometimes the pedestrian will turn their head to...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the pump peg does not work out, try the...

If the pump peg does not work out, try the velcro.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x206/20180502_122725_burst01_dc37da926e9c8b6ab49b0e80a6428b5b1c938920.jpg

I also have...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not notice this earlier, but on your orange...

I did not notice this earlier, but on your orange bike your pump is not parallel with the top tube. I assume you lack a pump peg on that bike. Same on my road bike, but I strap the pump to the top...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Seatpost clamps are like any other seatpost...

Seatpost clamps are like any other seatpost clamps, I have no idea what the number is, I just get them tight. My Break Away frame and clamps are steel, not titanium. My titanium bike, the seatpost...
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On the two versus one person tent, I agree with...

On the two versus one person tent, I agree with the consensus, prefer two person when I am traveling solo. I have used several different two person tents for bike touring, usually there is enough...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,599
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That would have been one of the versions of the...

That would have been one of the versions of the Raven or the Nomad, I have the Nomad Mk II, also have a Sherpa which is a Thorn derailleur bike. I like the Rohloff for some kinds of trips, derailleur...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,023
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did not open the link, I assume you can get a...

I did not open the link, I assume you can get a pair of panniers for $120. Do what you want, but I would go for the real thing at a price that is not much higher....
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I don't know if a couple can have a lasting...

I don't know if a couple can have a lasting relationship when one puts the panniers on the front of the bike, the other puts panniers on the rear. I see opportunities for unresolvable differences in...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have been hanging food for several decades. One...

I have been hanging food for several decades. One night the noise of a bear climbing up the tree at 2am woke us up, we threw enough sticks and rocks at it that the bear decided to leave. We of course...
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I knew that there was a fairly new paved bike...

I knew that there was a fairly new paved bike trail in an adjacent county. Spent some quality time with a map of back roads and bike trails between home and there, then put a route into the GPS. Did...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The 24T chainring is good for low gear, the 26...

The 24T chainring is good for low gear, the 26 big sprocket is a bit small. Not sure how big you can go with your existing derailleur. For 3 to 5 day trips, if they are not too hilly you could get...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good write up at the other link. You may...

Good write up at the other link.

You may want to find out if the frame has a replaceable (breakable) derailleur hanger, and get a spare when you get the frame. Also, find out if anyone other than...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the bike is that old, adding grease to the hub...

If the bike is that old, adding grease to the hub bearings would be a good idea. If the bottom bracket is cup and cone, re-greasing that too would be a good idea. And while at it, the headset.
...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For 3 to 5 day rides, if your camping gear was...

For 3 to 5 day rides, if your camping gear was lightweight and you packed pretty minimal, that bike would do. But I can't tell from the photos how low the gearing is, your rear sprockets look a bit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a saber saw. I bought a cheap chainring...

I used a saber saw. I bought a cheap chainring that was a lot cheaper than a chainguard ring. Cut the teeth off with a saber saw. That of course left a rough cut. Put the ring on the crank arm and...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Touring, I use my Planet Bike Superflash or...

Touring, I use my Planet Bike Superflash or Superflash 65 (two different models) in flash mode during daytime while I am riding. After a week they appear to still be bright, but I charge up the pair...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I spent five weeks bike touring Nova Scotia, PEI...

I spent five weeks bike touring Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick last summer. Mostly camped in RV parks that had tenting areas, but stayed a few nights in Provincial Parks. When up on Cabot Trail...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Florida tour was in Feb 2017. The cold blooded...

My Florida tour was in Feb 2017. The cold blooded animals were plenty active.

Took this photo from a bridge on Highway 41 in Big Cyprus....
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Oops. Right clicked on the photo and...

Oops.

Right clicked on the photo and selected open image in new tab, it is easy to see how lopsided the rack looks with blown up image that way.

When I have any unused places to screw a bolt...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I even decided to start carrying a bottle of that...

I even decided to start carrying a bottle of that threadlocker with my tools and spares when I tour. But most of my recent tours involved air travel with my S&S bike so I was removing and...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I suggest a threadlocker like blue (removable)...

I suggest a threadlocker like blue (removable) Loctite or similar brand on all rack bolts.

On a couple tours, I saw a couple people that lost a rack bolt from vibration.

On another tour we were...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I could not remember the story, so I had to do a...

I could not remember the story, so I had to do a google search to find it.
https://fixedgearbath.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/what’s-with-the-cork-hanging-on-your-saddle/

And in the photo at that...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is that a Champaign cork as a stem cap?

Is that a Champaign cork as a stem cap?
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks. I was not aware of that. I need to add a...

Thanks. I was not aware of that. I need to add a note to my adapter to remember that later. If I use one of those tall canisters, since I already have a stand with hose to use on one of my existing...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,129
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On an unladen bike I have on rare occasion put my...

On an unladen bike I have on rare occasion put my forearms on the bars to get a more aero position in a headwind. I specifically remember doing that one day for a long stretch with a strong headwind...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There is some historical precedence for the word...

There is some historical precedence for the word cluster. Decades ago in the era of freewheels, the word cluster was commonly used interchangeably with the word freewheel.
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was unaware that the Whisperlight now came in a...

I was unaware that the Whisperlight now came in a model that worked with both Butane and liquid fuels. Interesting.

This is the type of adapter you need to put one of those tall skiny canisters...
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My derailleur touring bikes have a 11/32 cassette...

My derailleur touring bikes have a 11/32 cassette and the triple crank is half step plus granny of 46/42/24.

So, my lowest gear of chainring 24 and rear sprocket of 32 is a bit higher than your...
05-17-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My network provider somehow disabled ability to...

My network provider somehow disabled ability to use Hot Spot option.
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My tour in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince...

My tour in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island last summer I stayed at a mix of private camp grounds (RV parks) and Provincial or National Parks. Many of the private parks sold the tall...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, do this. Assuming you do not have a bike...

Yeah, do this. Assuming you do not have a bike stand, you can put the bike upside down on the ground to do that.

Or, hang it from a rafter in a garage from a rope.

If the chain is that new,...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Not sure how big a platform you need. Nashbar...

Not sure how big a platform you need. Nashbar used to make a small one that fit on the canti brake posts, I have one on one of my bikes, but it appears to no longer be on their website.

Sunlight...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Primus used to make a canister that did not have...

Primus used to make a canister that did not have the same bottom diameter for a stand. I had a Primus stand, no other canisters fit it. I think Primus now uses the same cartridge size as others.
...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I thought that MSR had also suggested the warm...

I thought that MSR had also suggested the warm (not hot) water bath trick too, did a bit of digging and found it....
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mostly tour with a Logo EVO, I think it is a...

I mostly tour with a Logo EVO, I think it is a great rack for panniers and it is rated at 40kg of weight which makes it quite strong.

However I do not use the Logo around home riding because the...
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