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Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,427
Posted By Chrisp72

Does anyone build their own wheels anymore?

Hello all!

I know that wheel building is a dying art and to do it well you need to use the proper tools which is a bit of an investment. Does anyone build their own wheels in their own set up...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

So an update... Sophie has said that she...

So an update...

Sophie has said that she doesn't ride bikes, which means we start from scratch. I'm looking forward to camping with her and hiking but cycling together is not on the list for now....
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,972
Posted By Chrisp72

So an update for those interested... I've...

So an update for those interested...

I've talked to Sophie about cycling and she has stated she doesn't cycle. I'm ok with that. As much as I wanted to go bicycle camping I'm hopeful that we can...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Chrisp72

So a small update on Sophie and I. We're still...

So a small update on Sophie and I. We're still seeing each other and continue some good talks. Her daughter has expressed concern as to me moving quickly...a little too quickly for her tastes. Sophie...
Forum: Foo
05-28-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,871
Posted By Chrisp72

So for those of you who wish to enter the cast...

So for those of you who wish to enter the cast iron arena I have a recommendation for you that may apply to those in Canada and in my home province of Ontario. Canadian Tire has a sale on for a 12"...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

rumrunn6...Thank you! I don't feel like I'm...

rumrunn6...Thank you! I don't feel like I'm risking things, even though I'm taking a chance. I too believe in putting it all out there if things feel right. Its still early in the relationship but...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Chrisp72

RideToInspire...I may be interested in joining...

RideToInspire...I may be interested in joining you for the ride. I have Schizo Affective disorder so I might be a good fit. I know a little about bikes and am fairly new to bicycle touring.

Let me...
Forum: Foo
05-25-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,871
Posted By Chrisp72

So just saw this post as I've been spending most...

So just saw this post as I've been spending most of my time on the Touring group. I have read some of the posts here and got excited to post so I skipped a few pages...I hope this hasn't been talked...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chrisp72

MarcusT...no experience with it but I don't like...

MarcusT...no experience with it but I don't like the aesthetics...Personal choice maybe? I think the manufacturer is solid and German engineering is great so from that perspective if it suits your...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

MarcusT...I had been living in BC for roughly...

MarcusT...I had been living in BC for roughly twenty years and have recently moved back from there and am now in Ontario...well three years ago. I hadn't really had a chance to explore areas of...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,622
Posted By Chrisp72

saddlesores...Glad I've made an impression.

saddlesores...Glad I've made an impression.
Forum: Foo
05-23-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Chrisp72

jack pot...I can only tell you how mine...

jack pot...I can only tell you how mine started...Online dating and a lot of luck, time, effort and patience. I've been looking for a good relationship for a while now by searching and working on...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Chrisp72

phughes...thank you for the link. I have searched...

phughes...thank you for the link. I have searched Peter White for a light like this and for some reason I can't find it there.
Forum: Foo
05-23-20, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Chrisp72

Hello all! I didn't intend for this thread...

Hello all!

I didn't intend for this thread to continue one that I have posted in Touring but it has become that unintentionally. I was pointed to the Foo section to start up a relationship thread...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

Ok...an update after our second date... I...

Ok...an update after our second date...

I met up with Sophie and we travelled from her place in Toronto to a small town where she had spent some time earlier in her life called Milton. I being the...
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Chrisp72

That is good advice. I'm working on getting back...

That is good advice. I'm working on getting back into cycling after taking a hiatus from doing any riding. Health issues and life issues. Things are settled now and I'm beginning to put things in...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

Machka...I know it seems pretty odd to be having...

Machka...I know it seems pretty odd to be having a discussion about something so new when I don't have an idea of exactly what she's like. We have communicated for a couple of weeks before meeting up...
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

Found it...Thank you!

Found it...Thank you!
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By Chrisp72

Riding and romance

Hi!

I just discovered this part of the Forum and had something I would like to talk about...

I've just started to see someone and after a short time I feel like there is something there. I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

Ok...So your advice on taking it easy is sound. I...

Ok...So your advice on taking it easy is sound. I don't plan on marrying her when I see her on Friday...I'm using the experience from many of you to try and make things happen THAT I WOULD LIKE TO...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,972
Posted By Chrisp72

saddlesores...Sorry but it's full on. I'll wait...

saddlesores...Sorry but it's full on. I'll wait to hear her side of things as the weeks progress. You're not the boss of me even though I asked for advice.
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,972
Posted By Chrisp72

andrewclaus...Fair point and it's probably easier...

andrewclaus...Fair point and it's probably easier to go that route. In the past I dated a girl who cycled and I still have many fond memories of bike related things with her. The relationship ended...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,972
Posted By Chrisp72

Any Advice for a New Couple?

As per another thread...I wanted to start a new one seeking advice and anecdotes from those of you who are willing to share anything for those of us starting out riding as a couple . I consider...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

Carbonfibreboy...I don't plan on forcing anyone...

Carbonfibreboy...I don't plan on forcing anyone into anything they're not comfortable with. More time is important but planning is the name of the game now. It's all pleasant talk now that the world...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

PedalingWalrus... I agree its love but I haven't...

PedalingWalrus... I agree its love but I haven't used the word yet. I've had my share of romantic experiences and realize that heat is a part of it too...if its not there then what's the point of...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

djb...Point taken. I've done my best to paint a...

djb...Point taken. I've done my best to paint a picture of my experience with broad strokes and tried my best not to give too many specifics. I have tried to respect Sophie's privacy but I think that...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

JImfromBoston...I guess I'll get into the...

JImfromBoston...I guess I'll get into the specifics of the situations as it's good for me to put it right in my head...

Sophie and I are both near 50 in age. She's a professed couch potato but is...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

phughes...Agreed. I'm happy to do so but we're...

phughes...Agreed. I'm happy to do so but we're not meeting up today...Wanted to contact the hive mind and get some assistance and advice...We've met up once and really hit it off. I'm looking forward...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

Good idea.

Good idea.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

Thanks for your input everyone!!! I'm...

Thanks for your input everyone!!!

I'm excited about the prospect of going on adventures together. This relationship shows a lot of promise after a very short time so I'm jumping in with both feet....
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Chrisp72

Riding with a New Romantic Partner

Hello all!

I have just begun to date a wonderful woman and I would like to try to introduce her to cycling. I'm not sure she's into riding a bike as the relationship is pretty new but I have the...
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By Chrisp72

So here's my two cents...How is this going to...

So here's my two cents...How is this going to work with the GRX gruppo?
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

djb...It's n + 1 when it comes to bikes isn't...

djb...It's n + 1 when it comes to bikes isn't it??? n being the number of bikes you have currently? I am ready to believe that this is another thing that can be chalked up to bicycle advertising......
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

staehpj...I think I'm broadening my horizons as...

staehpj...I think I'm broadening my horizons as to newer bikes and styles. I have a pretty good idea of where I like to ride and what works for me...it's mostly light trails and city streets. I don't...
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By Chrisp72

jpescatore...I like the setup of your bike. My...

jpescatore...I like the setup of your bike. My only concern, which may just be me, is the stress that your saddlebag is putting on your frame. I realize that your bike is made of steel so it might be...
Forum: Touring
05-10-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

staehpj...I hadn't really thought about the hype...

staehpj...I hadn't really thought about the hype from Rivendell before but you're right...it's just a different flavour. They do tout a different kind of hype but it all boils down to the same...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

HerrKaLeun...I guess as I get older I want to be...

HerrKaLeun...I guess as I get older I want to be less influenced by hype and have more information on what is. You bring up a good point about getting what you get when it comes to a 1x system. As a...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

djb...I see what you're saying and I will agree....

djb...I see what you're saying and I will agree. Having a new spin on an old system does have it's advantages. I guess I'm disliking the upgrade for the sake of upgrading that seems to drive the...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

I'm thinking I just have to experience the bike I...

I'm thinking I just have to experience the bike I have before really contemplating a new drivetrain system. I like the discussion around certain topics and getting opinions on various things as it's...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

Miele Man... I have to say that cost is a big...

Miele Man... I have to say that cost is a big driver for myself as well. I scan places like Kijiji and Pinkbike regularly to find things I need/want. I like digging through parts bins as you never...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

Papa Tom...I do my best to not be judgy when it...

Papa Tom...I do my best to not be judgy when it comes to people's bikes and preferences. I realize that there are many ways to solve a problem and many ways of looking at things. I do appreciate...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,718
Posted By Chrisp72

Buying into the hype...

I'm sure to get a lot of different opinions but here goes...

Is there a large group of people who tour who believe in all the marketing hype? Part of the reason for me that touring is an interest...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,824
Posted By Chrisp72

*quietly excuses self...

*quietly excuses self...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,824
Posted By Chrisp72

Ok...so using your head and listening to...

Ok...so using your head and listening to conditions is the way to go with any brake, regardless of whether it's cantis or disks. Canti's will do the trick for now with the bike I have and if I...
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,824
Posted By Chrisp72

joel1952...I didn't ask to upgrade to disk...

joel1952...I didn't ask to upgrade to disk brakes.

I appreciate your opinion and hope to hear from you.
Forum: Touring
05-05-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,824
Posted By Chrisp72

joel1952...I never asked if I should upgrade... I...

joel1952...I never asked if I should upgrade... I wanted to get opinions about disk brakes to see what people who tour feel about them. I am fairly new to touring but I don't consider myself a noob...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By Chrisp72

Russ Roth...I have a 10 speed 105 hub on there...

Russ Roth...I have a 10 speed 105 hub on there now. I can ride the bike but want to get something beefier on there for loaded touring. Plus, sourcing parts now is a good way to pass the time. I now...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By Chrisp72

The hunt for a new wheel has begun. I ordered a...

The hunt for a new wheel has begun. I ordered a Deore 135mm 36 hole hub. It's being mailed from Montreal.

As I was hunting for wheels on Pinkbike there appeared just recently a set of disc Phil...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By Chrisp72

I'm roughly 210lbs and 6 foot tall. I think I'll...

I'm roughly 210lbs and 6 foot tall. I think I'll exercise a bit of patience and hold out for a 36 hole rear wheel. It's good to know that a 135mm rear hub will potentially work and that should...
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,824
Posted By Chrisp72

djb...I've got a lot of time on my hands. I'm...

djb...I've got a lot of time on my hands. I'm hoping to take my bike out for a ride tomorrow. I don't have my Arkel rear panniers yet so it won't be a loaded pannier ride. It should do the trick in...
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