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Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By robow

Any chance you would be willing to throw a double...

Any chance you would be willing to throw a double crank on there or are you dead set on one ring up front ? It would solve all your problems and doesn't have to be that expensive if parts sourced...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 211
Posted By robow

Well done and thanks for sharing, really enjoyed...

Well done and thanks for sharing, really enjoyed your report.
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By robow

+1 Would be a no-brainer for me

+1 Would be a no-brainer for me
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,451
Posted By robow

The grey cloth tube extending up from the rear...

The grey cloth tube extending up from the rear right pannier, 8.5ft 5wt. 5 piece travel fly rod I built many moon ago
...
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By robow

I sure wouldn't want to ride loaded with a low of...

I sure wouldn't want to ride loaded with a low of only 34x34 unless the terrain was as flat as a pancake and/or no head winds. YMMV
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,094
Posted By robow

Not always but I often carry a Conti foldable...

Not always but I often carry a Conti foldable Gatorskin 28mm just for emergency. Rolls up to the size of your fist and weighs in at about 280 g. Peace of mind.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By robow

I'm no expert as having only stayed at a couple,...

I'm no expert as having only stayed at a couple, but probably my least favorite venue for spending a night.
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,094
Posted By robow

On small abrasions to the outside sidewall, I...

On small abrasions to the outside sidewall, I have used Super Glue Gel which seemed to hold fairly well and kept fibers from unraveling (think Continental) but probably offer only minor protection.
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,349
Posted By robow

Don't forget the aluminum 'dales, been around...

Don't forget the aluminum 'dales, been around forever. But point well taken.
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By robow

Btw, the choices and availability of 46/30 cranks...

Btw, the choices and availability of 46/30 cranks have expanded a lot recently and hence the costs have come way down, much more affordable now.
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By robow

Does anyone make a 44/28 crankset ? A while back...

Does anyone make a 44/28 crankset ? A while back I saw a manufacturer that claimed it was in their future but can't remember which company, Stronglight ? Sugino ?
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,340
Posted By robow

As stated before, you might consider a 46/30...

As stated before, you might consider a 46/30 crank and possibly change cassette to a 11-36 if needed but it really depends on your own youth, athleticism, and the terrain you need to tackle. If you...
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,843
Posted By robow

Maybe your friend will brief you on what he wears.

Maybe your friend will brief you on what he wears.
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,094
Posted By robow

I have had a tube develop a flat where I used a...

I have had a tube develop a flat where I used a few layers of Gorilla tape as a boot, but.......it was one of those "I'll replace and repair it when I get home" type of things but I forgot about it...
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,094
Posted By robow

A couple layers of Gorilla tape, on outside...

A couple layers of Gorilla tape, on outside and/or inside ? Used it successfully for sidewall blowouts and cuts in the past. Be interesting how the Shoe Goo resists abrasion.
Forum: Touring
07-30-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By robow

Just order the frameset and have your lbs build...

Just order the frameset and have your lbs build it up the way you desire, but I'm pretty sure you can't obtain custom frameset dimensions from Surly. Would have to involve a custom frame builder and...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,451
Posted By robow

Drop Ron Popeil's Pocket Fisherman in your...

Drop Ron Popeil's Pocket Fisherman in your pannier and you're all set. (Look it up kids)
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By robow

Well I kinda like it. There I said it. Ha ...

Well I kinda like it. There I said it. Ha Actually it is no uglier than many of Surly's previous color schemes they have come up with over the years. I've never understood why they can't give...
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By robow

I would consider the Axiom Journey Disc rear rack...

I would consider the Axiom Journey Disc rear rack but there are several good ones out there.
Forum: Touring
07-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By robow

You might consider St. Louis and the near by...

You might consider St. Louis and the near by large Madison County trail system across the Mississippi in Illinois. Wouldn't be too long a drive for you.
MCT Trails Map...
Forum: Touring
07-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,447
Posted By robow

Glad you had a great time. If you had gone...

Glad you had a great time. If you had gone farther north on the GAP, you would have found the trail conditions much much nicer and more conducive to your smaller tires.
Forum: Touring
07-23-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By robow

Well done ! I purchased a bike during that...

Well done !
I purchased a bike during that short era which came with those Bio-pace chain rings, elliptical not round. It was the only bike that I ever developed knee pain with and so ended up...
Forum: Touring
07-23-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By robow

I agree, and yea, the Trek seems a bit large for...

I agree, and yea, the Trek seems a bit large for you in that you've had to move your saddle too far forward to deal with the longer effective top tube. If you do keep the Trek, I would suggest you...
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By robow

Are you planning on reusing the crown race ?...

Are you planning on reusing the crown race ? Wouldn't think so if you have a new headset coming in. If you can lift it even a little bit, often you can make a cut in it in order to simplify removal...
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By robow

I kinda like Bontrager's Gel Cork tape, durable...

I kinda like Bontrager's Gel Cork tape, durable enough and adds a nice bit of cushion if well overlapped. Now if they would just bring back the color that matches my well worn Brooks Honey saddles.
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,602
Posted By robow

And me as well, couldn't agree more.

And me as well, couldn't agree more.
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By robow

Bob probably means replace your present crankset...

Bob probably means replace your present crankset with a 46 - 30. They're not cheap but it would work. You also might be able to increase your cassette size just a touch without replacing your rear...
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By robow

I wouldn't hesitate at all in putting a Ritchey...

I wouldn't hesitate at all in putting a Ritchey or a Cane Creek 40 1" headset to use. Unless installed incorrectly or abused, it should last for many many years.
Forum: Touring
07-14-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By robow

Thank you. I've always wondered why Axiom didn't...

Thank you. I've always wondered why Axiom didn't Supply a support of that nature. To me it always seemed like a no-brainer
Forum: Touring
07-13-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By robow

May I ask how did you bend that steel bar stock...

May I ask how did you bend that steel bar stock to form your hoop ?
Forum: Touring
07-13-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By robow

I realize the advantages of today's threadless...

I realize the advantages of today's threadless headsets and their corresponding stems/spacers but at times I do miss those earlier simple design quill stems which allowed for so much height...
Forum: Touring
07-12-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By robow

Not sure which Synapse model you own but it looks...

Not sure which Synapse model you own but it looks likely that the non disc 56 cm LHT will have an effective top tube length that is about 1 cm longer than your Synapse, not a big deal but you might...
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By robow

Looks like Bianchi Green

Looks like Bianchi Green
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,287
Posted By robow

I'm hoping things get better by this fall as I...

I'm hoping things get better by this fall as I have a tour planned downed south in October and I'm going to ride come hell or high water. (everything else has been cancelled or postponed this year)
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By robow

Touring bikes tend to have a more upright...

Touring bikes tend to have a more upright position which theoretically allows for greater comfort and the better ability to see the sights. This is generally achieved by a shorter "reach" and/or a...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By robow

There was a local fellow on a training ride doing...

There was a local fellow on a training ride doing hill repeats on the steepest grade hill we have (he was a very good category 3 racer) when he struck a deer on the downhill at high speed. Broke...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By robow

Though you might be correct, I wouldn't avoid a...

Though you might be correct, I wouldn't avoid a crank set that I really liked because of the octo link bottom bracket. They're cheap so pick up a couple of spares, toss them in a drawer and you're...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By robow

No, your 105 rear derailleur won't handle that...

No, your 105 rear derailleur won't handle that large a cog on the cassette. You would likely need a true mountain bike length long-cage to achieve that and..... someone correct me if I'm wrong here,...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By robow

If he goes with a triple crank, he now needs a...

If he goes with a triple crank, he now needs a new crank, a new set of shifters (not cheap), a new front derailleur, new chain, a new long cage rear derailleur, heck I would just get a new bike.
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By robow

Happy Feet, I've swapped several 11-32 to an...

Happy Feet, I've swapped several 11-32 to an 11-34 with no problem but the couple I went up to an 11-36, I had to reverse the B screw to get it to shift well. Just a consideration if you can't obtain...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By robow

If your 105 groupset has a compact crank 50/34...

If your 105 groupset has a compact crank 50/34 then you can't really do much about a smaller chainring without replacing the whole crank, which could be done by using a subcompact, 46/30 but it won't...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,151
Posted By robow

I was just commenting on the fact that the new...

I was just commenting on the fact that the new Disc Trucker is $325 more than the standard LHT. Not worth it imo but choices are good !
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,151
Posted By robow

Love it or hate it, I am glad that Surly still...

Love it or hate it, I am glad that Surly still continues to offer the original non-disc bike and frame at a greatly reduced cost.
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,151
Posted By robow

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck,...

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck, but I'm not sure that's the case anymore.
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,447
Posted By robow

I'm sure Crazy Guy on a Bike must have countless...

I'm sure Crazy Guy on a Bike must have countless threads on such a popular route. (a mere 23,000 + mentions)

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/search/?query=C+%26+O&main_type=all
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By robow

Twin sons of different mothers : ) BobG, I...

Twin sons of different mothers : )

BobG, I see that now in your photo and you obviously have a well thought out technique that works well for you. Well done!

A couple years ago I came upon a...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By robow

BobG, definitely a neat way to check on how...

BobG, definitely a neat way to check on how laterally true the rim is but like so many, you're only checking lateral trueness and have no way to check how "out of round" the rim is. And as for use...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,354
Posted By robow

Last year I had to purchase an extra tent for...

Last year I had to purchase an extra tent for occasional use when a friend or family member would join us on tour. I picked up a Kelty Salida 2 for $100. Weighs in right at 4 lbs for a touch over 30...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,884
Posted By robow

Preventing theft by bears is easy, it's the...

Preventing theft by bears is easy, it's the clever raccoons that are difficult to dissuade . They probably designed that pulley system as intelligent as they are.
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By robow

That is robbery, I've seen people go to jail for...

That is robbery, I've seen people go to jail for less. The mere components for 1 wheel cost me more than that.
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