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Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just a general comment for those that are asking...

Just a general comment for those that are asking volume when packed, time to pack, etc., folding bikes like that can take only a few minutes to significantly reduce the size. But the saddle is still...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good discussion of Covid risk at this audio link,...

Good discussion of Covid risk at this audio link, about 42 min long. Surfaces mentioned about 17 min into the audio....
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was intentionally trying to minimize what I...

I was intentionally trying to minimize what I said, the topic of health insurance has become a highly partisan issue between political parties so I was trying to avoid giving anyone an excuse to...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I suspect it is possible to get it through...

I suspect it is possible to get it through surface transfer, but I am not very careful with door knobs, etc. But I do not go indoors anywhere other than my condo without a mask on, and I minimize how...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I suspect it will not meet the 62 inch criteria...

I suspect it will not meet the 62 inch criteria most airlines use for oversize fees, and then you would need a case.

But it is nice to have a folder for things like you cite, to carry into a motel...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Everybody has different health insurance with...

Everybody has different health insurance with different coverage, except some lack coverage. There is no uniform answer.

Up until two years ago, my coverage was limited to the state I was in,...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have toured on 40mm wide Marathons (with...

I have toured on 40mm wide Marathons (with Greenguard) and found them to roll well and provide good flat protection, have not used the Continentals that you cited. I suspect only lab tests could tell...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 577
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If anybody is curious about the safest places,...

If anybody is curious about the safest places, this data base has county level data on average new case counts per capita:
https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/

I am not...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Any friends that have bikes they can loan you for...

Any friends that have bikes they can loan you for a few days?

My road bike and touring bikes are set up almost identically. My rando bike is slightly more aggressive geometry, but that was by...
07-02-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is your concern your average or are you more...

Is your concern your average or are you more interested when you are exerting yourself climbing hills, etc?

I have no known heart issues but at my age I like to make sure I do not overdo anything...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know what that bike specs are, but I can...

I do not know what that bike specs are, but I can assure you the front is not 34 spokes. It would be a multiple of four.
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am clueless on things like stack, and it took...

I am clueless on things like stack, and it took me a few years of making minor tweaks to my bikes to get something that works well for me.

I think you will find that most bike tourists have the...
07-02-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I often break up routes into logical segments...

I often break up routes into logical segments based on major landmarks, like a major bridge or ferry or large grocery store (I camp when touring). I often name the routes starting with 1, or 2, or...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,100
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Many hardware stores have a generic selection of...

Many hardware stores have a generic selection of pins like that old style pin. My Yakima bike rack that mounts on the receiver hitch has a similar pin, as does the carrying yoke for my solo canoe. It...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

As djb noted, yes, but only for brake cables. The...

As djb noted, yes, but only for brake cables. The shifter mechanisms in the levers are different so your shifter hands can't be swapped.

When I put cables under bar tape, I usually use filament...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a saber saw to cut off the teeth. Then put...

I used a saber saw to cut off the teeth. Then put the ring on the crank and turned it by hand for maybe 10 minutes while holding a file on the cut edge to smooth down the rough cut. The aluminum...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Years ago, a friend of mine was in the UK and on...

Years ago, a friend of mine was in the UK and on a whim bought a new Trek bike. We live in Wisconsin, Trek is headquartered in Wisconsin, not sure why he decided to buy a Trek in the UK, but he did...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Never had an interest in one, and since I was...

Never had an interest in one, and since I was used to the old British shifting pattern, nobody wanted to offer me a chance to ride their bike that had the shifter on the wrong (left) side and brake...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In my case it was for a filler cap on an old...

In my case it was for a filler cap on an old Optimus 111T, ordered some from a European supplier which means international $hipping. Unfortunately, that supplier did not have the ones I need for...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Couple years ago while testing one of my liquid...

Couple years ago while testing one of my liquid fuel stoves at home before my trip, tank would not hold pressure. Eventually decided it needed a new filler cap gasket, and this is not the 70s any...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My old Triumph 500s had solid torque from about...

My old Triumph 500s had solid torque from about 3000 all the way up. No red line was published but the horse power rating was taken at 7850, so I considered that my red line. Fourth gear on the...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This talk of motorcycles must be why I am...

This talk of motorcycles must be why I am suddenly getting ads for motorcycle insurance. My old Triumph 500s had trouble keeping the battery charged with the lights on while commuting, city driving...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Every trip I go on, I put up my tent first before...

Every trip I go on, I put up my tent first before I go. I have several tents so sometimes use a tent I have not had up for half a dozen years. Last year before my backpacking trip, I put up my tent...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree that the frame mounted pumps are not as...

Agree that the frame mounted pumps are not as good, but I still carry some of those pumps on some of my bikes since I have the pumps. Those are the bikes that are rarely more than 15 miles from home,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good point. On my bike in the photo above with...

Good point. On my bike in the photo above with the Dual Drive, that bike came with a 52T chainring. I went with the Dual Drive because I could not fit a front derailleur, thus to get wider gear range...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am quite ignorant of 11 speed systems, so maybe...

I am quite ignorant of 11 speed systems, so maybe this is a bad idea. But since your goal is to change to lower gears for serious uphills, maybe you could retain your front and rear derailleurs, your...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By Tourist in MSN

General comment on 8 vs 9 speed. When I built up...

General comment on 8 vs 9 speed. When I built up my first touring bike in 2004, at that time 9 speed was readily available and there were a lot of parts available for 8 speed too.

While the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I wanted a wider gear range, I added a Sram Dual...

I wanted a wider gear range, I added a Sram Dual Drive to my folding bike. Sram no longer makes them, but I have heard that Sturmey Archer makes something similar.

The Sram required 135mm rear...
06-26-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do you have any inner tubes that you had a blow...

Do you have any inner tubes that you had a blow out that you can't patch? If you do, there is your rubber source.

If you do not have any tubes that you want to use a scissors on, next time you are...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If the cranks you are looking at are 130/74 bolt...

If the cranks you are looking at are 130/74 bolt circle diameter, you might not get the gearing as low as you want, a 110/74 is a bit rare but they exist and the middle ring could go as small as 34....
Replies: 31
Views: 14,201
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The discussion here on sodium is why I brought...

The discussion here on sodium is why I brought two oz of Chex Mix to eat half way through my 50 plus mile ride yesterday. I have no clue if it accomplished anything, but it tasted pretty good after...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are dozens of top quality ultra light tents...

There are dozens of top quality ultra light tents out there. And if you do not like what you see, wait a few weeks and a new crop of designs will show up.

I have a couple that were designed for...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I fully agree with you. I think the three...

I fully agree with you.

I think the three most important bicycle inventions in the past half century were (not in any particular order).
- Indexed shifting for rear deraileurs.
- Flashing red...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting, I had some trouble following...

Thanks for posting, I had some trouble following the discussion but the photo adds total clarity.
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Tourist in MSN

From your comment, I assumed you were concerned...

From your comment, I assumed you were concerned that a V brake might not fit on your large fender over a large tire. That was why I made the point about the brake arm length, if it is too short the...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Regarding fitting V brakes on a large fender over...

Regarding fitting V brakes on a large fender over a large tire, this might help.
https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/

Using that information, I bought the Tektro 857AL brake for my...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just a minor point, the LHT was only available as...

Just a minor point, the LHT was only available as a frame in 2004 as you correctly noted, but Cross Check was available as a complete bike or frame.

I bought a LHT frame in 2004, still have the...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am guessing that they grabbed a pair of wheels...

I am guessing that they grabbed a pair of wheels to throw on a prototype frame for the photo without thinking about it.
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

With a set of hubs that have worked just fine for...

With a set of hubs that have worked just fine for decades.
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is nice to see someone out there still...

It is nice to see someone out there still understands that for touring you want a triple crank when they designed a replacement for an older touring model.

But I had bad luck with a Surly before,...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,452
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The two photos of my Thorn Nomad Mk II in post...

The two photos of my Thorn Nomad Mk II in post number two above were taken in Iceland. The first photo on highway F35 in the middle of the interior. Second photo was somewhere on the north side of...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,845
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have gone with the new style of handlebar bags,...

I have gone with the new style of handlebar bags, but the photo is ten years old of one of my older style bags that used the steel rod frame that the bag hung from. Not the same brand you have but...
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do not apologize, those of us that have only done...

Do not apologize, those of us that have only done a few brevets read this to learn from those that have more experience. I have not done enough brevets yet to have a bag that is ready to go, each...
Forum: Touring
06-21-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,304
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A fairly new you tube video on how to build a...

A fairly new you tube video on how to build a wheel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUqul03hbZ8&feature=emb_logo

I watched part of it, skimmed through part of it. Langley is the mechanic that...
06-21-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use a general recreation GPS (Garmin 64)...

I use a general recreation GPS (Garmin 64) instead of a cycling specific model because I also use GPS for backpacking, canoeing, hiking, etc.

If I have a route in the GPS that I have laid out at...
06-20-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Considering that you previously had a SP failure,...

Considering that you previously had a SP failure, I was curious what you would pick. Thanks for telling us what you decided on....
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,452
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Perhaps the roads you commute on are quite smooth...

Perhaps the roads you commute on are quite smooth if you find 28 or 32 mm tire width to be preferable.

Touring, if mostly pavement (tarmac) I use 37 mm or 40 mm tire width. If mostly gravel, I use...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,452
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One of the bikes I built up, I bought the frame...

One of the bikes I built up, I bought the frame that was disc only. The fork for that frame was another $300 USD, but I already had a fork with the correct specifications for that frame that used rim...
Forum: Touring
06-19-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is very possible that one of your hiking GPS...

It is very possible that one of your hiking GPS units will serve well as a bike GPS. I have used a variety of general recreational GPS units on a bike over the years. Many Garmin general recreation...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I worked in a Raleigh shop in early 70s. I do not...

I worked in a Raleigh shop in early 70s. I do not remember what the Grand Sport model is, but if it is a Nottingham bike, skip it because if it is a Nottingham bike, they used an uncommon bottom...
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