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Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,220
Posted By fishboat

I look at a smart phone as a safety device. It...

I look at a smart phone as a safety device. It works really well for navigation with its big bright screen, but if you crash and the battery is low or dead(due to navigation use..nav can pull a lot...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-06-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By fishboat

In case you haven't seen this..it's a good...

In case you haven't seen this..it's a good website(nte the regional trails on the lower right):

https://www.cityofmadison.com/bikeMadison/planTrip/map.cfm

If you're up to slightly off road,...
06-04-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By fishboat

Gravel Kings have been discussed fairly often in...

Gravel Kings have been discussed fairly often in the last year. Try a search for Panaracer.

This was in the last month or so:
GKs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By fishboat

This (hot foot) can be surprisingly easy to fix....

This (hot foot) can be surprisingly easy to fix. I had it bad on my left foot and moderately bad on my right.

Rather than buy metatarsal pads that are too thin and too pricey..go to ebay and find...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By fishboat

Take a look at Hipcamp...

Take a look at

Hipcamp (https://www.hipcamp.com/)

It's sort of a VRBO / AirBnB model for camping/campsites.
05-24-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
Posted By fishboat

Pretty much on the nose. Perhaps Foo or...

Pretty much on the nose.

Perhaps Foo or Facebook might be a better home for your personal journal about cycle-central topics like tshirts, grilling, broken tractors, bass...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By fishboat

Been running GK slicks for the last two...

Been running GK slicks for the last two years..previous tire was GP 4 Seasons. I like the GKs a lot...easy rolling fast tires. No flats (had a couple flats with the GP4s and wanted to try something...
05-18-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,079
Posted By fishboat

Adolescent, self centered troll..and a bit of a...

Adolescent, self centered troll..and a bit of a knob to boot.

They stock what sells within their market niche. If you don't like what they offer..go somewhere else...in fact..be a man..break out...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By fishboat

+1. I should have mentioned this above. It's...

+1. I should have mentioned this above. It's sort of ingrained in me(from fishing open water- Lake Michigan) that a communication 'widget' is a safety device..that being a VHF radio on the water.
...
Forum: Touring
05-17-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By fishboat

Before investing in ways to charge your phone,...

Before investing in ways to charge your phone, you may want to maximize your battery-saving setup first.

Are you:

>leaving the screen on, and bright to be able to see it in the daytime, for...
05-14-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,014
Posted By fishboat

Clickbait..

Clickbait..
05-13-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By fishboat

Bought a Windsor Pro(Columbus SL tubing) back in...

Bought a Windsor Pro(Columbus SL tubing) back in '79 and I still ride it...paid a little over $600 for it(that would be $2100 in today's dollars). Up until a few years ago it was my main road bike. ...
05-12-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,101
Posted By fishboat

I thought you "were banned from this 50+ forum of...

I thought you "were banned from this 50+ forum of old fogies" and were taking your tshirt and grilling posts to Foo..or Facebook..or somewhere..
05-10-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,818
Posted By fishboat

The winner! in the packaged category, but fresh...

The winner! in the packaged category, but fresh fruit is better yet.

Clif bars are ok..but like many bars they are very pricey for what they are. Not that I can't afford them, I just refuse to go...
05-09-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By fishboat

150 lbs of gear..cough..she's a better man than I...

150 lbs of gear..cough..she's a better man than I am. I have to give her credit..she appears to have done this, but something doesn't seem right. Not sure what it is..
...
Forum: Touring
05-09-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By fishboat

The Badger is a good option and a fair bit less...

The Badger is a good option and a fair bit less expensive than the fast ferry out of Milwaukee-Muskegon.

I believe the Badger runs Manitowoc-Lundington (not Sheboygan).
Forum: Great Lakes
05-07-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By fishboat

Thanks for the suggestions. Leland sounds...

Thanks for the suggestions. Leland sounds good..that would be the second day..fairly light..we'll have time to add it in.. Will also check out Arts..thx
05-06-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 51,218
Views: 6,657,674
Posted By fishboat

Vintage Univega Gran Turismo 18-speed road bike -...

Vintage Univega Gran Turismo 18-speed road bike - $150 (Fenton-Detroit)https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/d/fenton-vintage-univega-gran-turismo-18/6873601035.html
...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By fishboat

Probably the easiest path.. Specifically...

Probably the easiest path..

Specifically what bike do you have? Make? Model? Year? I assume it's stock..no significant changes since purchased?

A photo would be great as well(we like photos.....
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By fishboat

djb..thank you for your thoughts..very helpful. ...

djb..thank you for your thoughts..very helpful. The route came from searching various Burlington to Mtl routes on Ride with GPS(where you reviewed the route). If one looks at a number of routes you...
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By fishboat

This route-link is on my "to do" list. If you...

This route-link is on my "to do" list. If you have a better route, or portions of the route, I'd be interested. PM me plz..so we don't derail this thread.. thx..
05-05-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,072
Posted By fishboat

I have a long history of using insoles,...

I have a long history of using insoles, faux-custom insoles, real custom insoles(podiatrist made..), plantar fasciitis...

BTDT with the inexpensive (non-podiatrist) "custom moldable" insoles.....
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By fishboat

oops..I had the above link set to "private"..the...

oops..I had the above link set to "private"..the link may not have worked..it's open now.
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By fishboat

If you're in NH..there's an interesting tour...

If you're in NH..there's an interesting tour close by:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29695218

Some folks do the eastern leg as and out and back..very flat terrain. If you do the eastern and...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-03-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By fishboat

Planning to do this in September, 208 miles(one...

Planning to do this in September, 208 miles(one way), camping at state or county parks along the way. Starts in Traverse City with a loop west to pick up Sleeping Bear Dunes. It's a mix of rural...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By fishboat

1999 was yellow with white/red decals 2001...

1999 was yellow with white/red decals

2001 was yellow with white/black decals

Just checked the catalogs to make sure my reference was correct..looks to be.
04-30-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,290
Posted By fishboat

If you feel the need to whine and stamp your feet...

If you feel the need to whine and stamp your feet at every part of life that doesn't conform to "how you think things should be"..then your little rant here is leading you to a long and miserable...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By fishboat

Maps.me can also plot routes via offline...

Maps.me can also plot routes via offline (downloaded) maps. It works much like google maps does.
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,056
Posted By fishboat

Nope..it's the only ID I have..and used for...

Nope..it's the only ID I have..and used for helpful reality checks.

Key up another for the ignore list..bye..
04-29-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By fishboat

As I mentioned..I haven't had any experience with...

As I mentioned..I haven't had any experience with the Specialized insoles, but I've heard good things about them. They should be fine..any of the insoles I mentioned above should get you where you...
Forum: Touring
04-29-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,056
Posted By fishboat

Adolescent troll.. If you're not an...

Adolescent troll..

If you're not an adolescent, nor a troll..then act like it.

Or, as other have suggested, seek counseling.
04-24-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By fishboat

Seriously? Some folks have a hard time finding...

Seriously? Some folks have a hard time finding their arse with two hands..

lmgtfy (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+crap+in+the+woods)
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By fishboat

This bike looks to be a 1999 model, 853 main...

This bike looks to be a 1999 model, 853 main triangle (sticker is seen in the pics) & 725 stays, carbon fork, 105 group (OEM at least).

A check of ebay completed listings has one like this selling...
04-24-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By fishboat

OP..your feeling your arch stretch as...

OP..your feeling your arch stretch as it's..stretching. It lacks support and you need a good, hard-arch (not bendable foam), insole. Without an insole you may well end up with plantar factitious &...
04-23-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By fishboat

Honest opinion..I think you need to take a deep...

Honest opinion..I think you need to take a deep breath and slow down a bit. If $600-$700 is stretching your budget, then you'll find the process of getting the right bike even farther outside your...
Forum: Touring
04-22-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,199
Posted By fishboat

Very nice ride.

Very nice ride.
04-21-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51,218
Views: 6,657,674
Posted By fishboat

2003, Lemond Wayzata, 52cm, $275, Minneapolis,...

2003, Lemond Wayzata, 52cm, $275, Minneapolis, posted 3 hrs ago

This is the flat bar version of the Poprad. Very good deal if it's right.
...
04-20-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,383
Posted By fishboat

The GKSK's are very good on pavement. I recently...

The GKSK's are very good on pavement. I recently did a couple (road) rides on new GKSK 38's..they really do feel much like a road tire...roll very easily. I run GK slicks on all my road bikes.

I...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-19-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By fishboat

I've seen(have) those maps and they're very nice,...

I've seen(have) those maps and they're very nice, but they detail more state trails & the like..as I remember. I was referring more to personal routes on RWGPS. The routes are there, but you see...
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By fishboat

Interesting fork and rack-solution. ...

Interesting fork and rack-solution. Triangles..always good for stiffening things up. I was a little concerned about the standard Axioms (no hoop) twisting under load..the hoop seemed like a good...
04-13-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By fishboat

I wonder too. My LBS guy says he's seen it...

I wonder too. My LBS guy says he's seen it before, I haven't before this. Seems they've just mounted a hollow tube. A 5mm bolt fits through nicely, though a 6mm might also..not sure. I did look...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By fishboat

Inexpensive, solid front rack

I recently completed a hybrid to drop-bar gravely-tourer conversion (longer post is in C&V) and worked out an inexpensive solid-stable front rack. It's something I saw on the web, though I did it a...
04-13-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By fishboat

oh..how does sit ride..? In a world where it...

oh..how does sit ride..? In a world where it (sometimes seems) that anything less than a 105 groupset simply doesn't work..we did 40 miles last weekend and she said the bike handled great. Super...
04-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By fishboat

Trek 750, new life as drop bar gravely tourer allrounder

Picked up a Trek Multitrack 750 recently with a frame that was in about 8.5-9 condition. My GF needed a touring bike & it seemed like a great opportunity to dive into the drop bar conversion thing.
...
04-13-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 44,767
Posted By fishboat

Thanks..we're happy with how it came out. We...

Thanks..we're happy with how it came out. We putting together one trip so far for later this summer(her intro to touring, though we'll do some practice trips throughout the summer). Traverse City...
04-13-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 44,767
Posted By fishboat

Thanks. She loves riding it. (yay!) This is...

Thanks. She loves riding it. (yay!)

This is the tape(Zukka), the pic doesn't do it justice..the color is bright and picks up the yellow-green in the decals.
...
04-12-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 44,767
Posted By fishboat

Just completed..gift for my GF. 1991 Trek...

Just completed..gift for my GF.

1991 Trek 750.
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Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By fishboat

Oh, I agree..the 16 will be used if it's there...

Oh, I agree..the 16 will be used if it's there and if it's cheap to do..so why not...

The OP mentioned he's not well-versed in gearing. From the tooth# differences in either the 26t->22t...
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By fishboat

One man's opinion..by all means do the 26t to 22t...

One man's opinion..by all means do the 26t to 22t swap on the front end as it's cheap.. but at the end of the day(whether doing the chainring swap or a crankset swap) you're only picking up 3gi...
04-08-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,749
Posted By fishboat

I ran across three guys last summer on a local...

I ran across three guys last summer on a local MUP. I was on the very tail-end of a 60 mile day and was feeling ok about still cruising along at 16-18mph when a hear a humming-thrashing sound from...
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