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Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,216
Posted By Leebo

Don't over think it. Ride your bike away from...

Don't over think it. Ride your bike away from home, repeat until needed, return when done. New England bikepacker here. I use a Surly Krampus, 29 x 3" tires, frame bag, fork bags, handlebar bags and...
01-27-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Leebo

Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my...

Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my bikepacking on mt bikes, some rigid, some front sus, and plenty do it with full sus. Nothing to add? Scroll on by. I use a blackburn on both my...
01-17-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Leebo

Not everyone rides in muddy conditions. Like...

Not everyone rides in muddy conditions. Like racks, seats, handlebars etc. Just add your own. Mine does a quick clip on the seatpost. I put some plastic on the downtube and got something that goes on...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,671
Posted By Leebo

Check out kenda k rad. A flat low knobby park...

Check out kenda k rad. A flat low knobby park tire. Checkerboard of sorts. Or any race type tyre, super 8's or ikon. Low close spaced knobs.
Forum: Touring
01-07-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,072
Posted By Leebo

MA guy here, may try to do some of the BCT...

MA guy here, may try to do some of the BCT southern sections. That's the Bay circuit trail, starts in KIngston, goes to Salisbury MA, 220 miles or so, 75% or so off road. Or the Northern section of...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By Leebo

One other thought, do a hub and spoke tour. Set...

One other thought, do a hub and spoke tour. Set up a a base camp with a car. Do day trips out and back.
01-06-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Leebo

Try your bike store first, they might have some...

Try your bike store first, they might have some leads.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-30-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By Leebo

Planning on ridding year round? 80 mm rims are...

Planning on ridding year round? 80 mm rims are good. 4" tires summer. 5" tires winter. Sus forks are helpful, think rutted icy trail. You want tubeless rims and tires. Got a budget? 1.5 -2K is a good...
Forum: Touring
12-17-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,521
Posted By Leebo

The main reason I got a Krampus was the ability...

The main reason I got a Krampus was the ability to run a front der. Using sram 2x11, 22/36 front and 46/11 for the cassette. 1x works fine for mt biking, need more range for my loaded bikepacking. My...
Forum: Touring
12-17-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,037
Posted By Leebo

Try this, wrap them with some velcro or rubber...

Try this, wrap them with some velcro or rubber bands, Then wrap them again on the top tube. Start at the headtube, can extend past the seat too.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-17-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Leebo

Chain lube, tire psi, pedals and such, some have...

Chain lube, tire psi, pedals and such, some have very strong opinions. Try this. Mobil syn lube, 0W20, with 2 parts mineral spirits. Apply lightly, wipe off before riding. You want a thin coat, not...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-17-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By Leebo

Studded tires is my winter prep. Mostly trails,...

Studded tires is my winter prep. Mostly trails, no pave per se.
Forum: Touring
12-16-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By Leebo

My bikepacking rigs use a riser bar with say 20...

My bikepacking rigs use a riser bar with say 20 degrees of sweep, plus bar ends. Great for multiple hand positions. No need for drops on dirt singletrack.
12-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Leebo

Drive train and fork are two of the most...

Drive train and fork are two of the most expensive parts, bike wise. Try this, sell your bike, add $ 500 and shop new. Much easier and probably cheaper to upgrade that way. Most mt bikes come in say...
Forum: Touring
12-11-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By Leebo

Trangia stove with the foldable click stand works...

Trangia stove with the foldable click stand works awesome. Pair with a 600 ml Ti pot.
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,521
Posted By Leebo

I would want lower than a 1:1 for a low range. My...

I would want lower than a 1:1 for a low range. My bike packing rig has 22-36 front, 42-11 cassette for the rear. Gearing is very personal, everyone has a preference . Go 2x, lower range, IMHO. Look...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,590
Posted By Leebo

The idea of bikepacking is camping, not staying...

The idea of bikepacking is camping, not staying in hotels. Re up supplies as needed. Tent, stove, fuel, sleep set up, 2 on bike sets of clothes, one off bike, a dry layer and a warm layer. Depends on...
12-03-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,025
Posted By Leebo

Might do better with a second opinion from a...

Might do better with a second opinion from a trained medical practitioner. As opposed to random strangers on the web.....
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,745
Posted By Leebo

Nope, just wear plaid and ride in sandals....

Nope, just wear plaid and ride in sandals. Sleeveless flannel with the arms ripped off is OK too. And a bandana, thats a must.
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,590
Posted By Leebo

Check out bikepacking.com. Pic of your bike...

Check out bikepacking.com. Pic of your bike setup? Try two fish, can put water bottle anywhere within reach. Stem cap, handlebar etc. Frame bags really help with space and weight savings too.
11-30-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,651
Posted By Leebo

Front wheel drop out, alignment, wheel true? Tire...

Front wheel drop out, alignment, wheel true? Tire seated correctly, headset, axle seated correctly? Seems pretty minor, some bike I can ride no hands, others not. 1/2 out of 9.
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,087
Posted By Leebo

Steel works for me. Bike is 30, gear+food+water...

Steel works for me. Bike is 30, gear+food+water is never less than 30. Steel frame vs crabon frame difference? 2-3 lbs? Cheers.
11-20-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Leebo

Check out bikepacking.com

Check out bikepacking.com
11-20-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,657
Posted By Leebo

High maintenance? I replace the pads when worn,...

High maintenance? I replace the pads when worn, takes maybe 5 minutes for both. Shimano hydros, avids or such. What kind are you using?
11-19-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Leebo

Shimano hydros, work great.

Shimano hydros, work great.
11-18-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Leebo

Its pretty old. Get something with disc brakes,...

Its pretty old. Get something with disc brakes, and a good drivetrain. Try used , less than 5 years old will be light years ahead of what you have now.
11-18-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By Leebo

Gigantic? Hmmm, same wheel size as road bikes but...

Gigantic? Hmmm, same wheel size as road bikes but with bigger tires. Chains and cassettes do wear out, I rotate 3 chains though the life of my drivetrain. Miles? 3x9 is old school, age and miles on...
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 929
Posted By Leebo

Just built up a Surly Krampus, 2x 11 drivetrain,...

Just built up a Surly Krampus, 2x 11 drivetrain, 29 x 3" tires, rigid, works well. OP, what kind of trails are you riding, and how are you going to carry your stuff? Bigger questions.
11-15-19, 07:52 AM
11-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Leebo

run away fast.

run away fast.
11-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,008
Posted By Leebo

For my bike packing, 2x11 rules. Closer spaced...

For my bike packing, 2x11 rules. Closer spaced cassette with smaller jumps, Wider range for gearing. Yrmv.
11-11-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,260
Posted By Leebo

OP, heard of rohlof? Great for those that can't...

OP, heard of rohlof? Great for those that can't turn a wrench. Cheers.
11-08-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Leebo

Rim width? Tire width? Try this, sit on the bike,...

Rim width? Tire width? Try this, sit on the bike, both tires should squish a bit.
11-07-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,435
Posted By Leebo

Working way too hard on this. Winter mt bike...

Working way too hard on this. Winter mt bike shoes with spd's. Lake, Shimano, 45 North all make some. Size them up to fit 2 pair socks. Easy.
11-07-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By Leebo

My cross check is not right spacing, 132.5. Re...

My cross check is not right spacing, 132.5. Re using old spokes? Good for the long run?
11-06-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By Leebo

Hub width?

Hub width?
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,345
Posted By Leebo

I ride bikes, lots. No training. My bikepacking...

I ride bikes, lots. No training. My bikepacking is usually 8 hrs or so per day, depends. 30 -50 miles for mixed terrain like dirt and singletrack with some paved thrown in. My " plan " might change...
11-05-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,619
Posted By Leebo

If I can convince one person to try winter/cold...

If I can convince one person to try winter/cold biking outside instead of a trainer? My work will be done. Just a different perspective, that is all.
Next up, flats vs clipless.
11-05-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Leebo

Check out Nembafest there, it's a hoot. .

Check out Nembafest there, it's a hoot. .
11-05-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,619
Posted By Leebo

Fresh air, a crisp breeze and reveling in nature,...

Fresh air, a crisp breeze and reveling in nature, or not. Just different view point that is all. Step outside your comfort zone. Cheers.
11-05-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,619
Posted By Leebo

Ok, point taken. A bike is meant to be ridden,...

Ok, point taken. A bike is meant to be ridden, spinning in a circle going 0 mph is not biking. Lots of other options than sitting in your living room watching news (or what ever)on a bike stand....
11-04-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Leebo

I used both sizes here in MA. Both will work...

I used both sizes here in MA. Both will work fine. Go with the 26 inch bike. Might find cheaper tires. Nokian make good ones too. Mount and ground I think. And yes, lots of abuse on the bike due to...
11-04-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,063
Posted By Leebo

Studded tires keep you upright and not on the...

Studded tires keep you upright and not on the pavement. Keep your head, hands and feet warm, the rest will follow. I usually try to keep and extra warm layer, some hand warmers too on the bike. Phone...
11-04-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,619
Posted By Leebo

Trainer? I go with wool, studded tires and big...

Trainer? I go with wool, studded tires and big cup of HTFU in the winter.
11-04-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Leebo

Sealant seals all of that stuff, works well....

Sealant seals all of that stuff, works well. Whatever the leak.
11-04-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By Leebo

Big box store safety glasses, clear or amber.

Big box store safety glasses, clear or amber.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-31-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,568
Posted By Leebo

I use coroplast or plastic house siding. Put some...

I use coroplast or plastic house siding. Put some under the rear rack and the back of the seat tube. For the front put some on the underside of the down tube, zip tie as needed. Dirt shovels? might...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By Leebo

Going with a fast and light bike? I've done some...

Going with a fast and light bike? I've done some 70 mile days, but that was loaded touring. For me it's about saddle time, and maxing out there. 7 hrs at 14 mph? 10 hrs at 10 mph? Weather and hills?...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,994
Posted By Leebo

46 is my terminal velocity, too much...

46 is my terminal velocity, too much drag/bags/giant man to go much faster. Was fast enough on the karate monkey. NH I think, love those " trucks test brakes, 8% grade next 3 miles" signs. 1 lane...
10-30-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By Leebo

Outdated? Not. My 1x8 and 3x9 drivetrains works...

Outdated? Not. My 1x8 and 3x9 drivetrains works just fine, thanks.
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