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Forum: Touring
03-31-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Leebo

Thinking about the cross vt trail too? Did the...

Thinking about the cross vt trail too? Did the Cross NH a few years ago, great stuff, the turn cues are fabo.
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Leebo

Just get a click stand, folds flat, stainless...

Just get a click stand, folds flat, stainless steel, pretty cheap.
03-29-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Leebo

Measure the axle to crown length. See you can...

Measure the axle to crown length. See you can find the specs for rake, trail or offset.
03-23-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Leebo

Ummm. 27 inch rims and 700 mm rims are not the...

Ummm. 27 inch rims and 700 mm rims are not the same size. Check out Sheldon Brown site for erd tire sizes.
03-22-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Leebo

More roll over, more psi needed to hold up those...

More roll over, more psi needed to hold up those big tires on skinny rims. Defeats the purpose. Not going to work well.
03-16-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,743
Posted By Leebo

Disc? I see the fork has mounts, does the frame?...

Disc? I see the fork has mounts, does the frame? And then a new wheel set? Seems to works now for your all purpose rig.
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Leebo

I took the service road form rt 130 to rt 132,...

I took the service road form rt 130 to rt 132, goes right next to rt 6, seemed to be low traffic when I was there. A "few" hills.
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Leebo

You can take the commuter train out bound from...

You can take the commuter train out bound from Boston, off hours. That would be Am and not pm rush hour, at least week days. Get you to Kingston. Pedal from there? Miles Standish SF is a good stop....
03-13-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By Leebo

What is the BCD on your crank? Something like a...

What is the BCD on your crank? Something like a 30-46 up front and say a 34 or 36 rear would work.
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By Leebo

I just have an entire film crew follow me with a...

I just have an entire film crew follow me with a drone. Gps tracker on my bike. Or not. One can mount on the handlebars or helmet. I usually just stop on occasion and take a few pics.
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By Leebo

Hear ya. SPF shirts from REi work well, long...

Hear ya. SPF shirts from REi work well, long sleeve and well ventilated. Try neutrogena dry touch 70, recommended by my Dr. Great stuff.
Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,229
Posted By Leebo

Trangia stove, small container of fuel, small Ti...

Trangia stove, small container of fuel, small Ti pot. Good stuff. Lots of time i'm way out in the woods bikepacking.
03-10-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Leebo

A rough guideline is rim width x 1.5 for tire...

A rough guideline is rim width x 1.5 for tire width. Have you measured the inside width of your rim? Got room to run 35/40 mm tires on your frame? That tire on that rim will be really low profile,...
03-10-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 66,582
Posted By Leebo

Try this, eat a big breakfast, free fuel, then...

Try this, eat a big breakfast, free fuel, then pedal. Probably not going to get a whole lot of love on this forum with gas powered stuff. Cheers.
03-05-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Leebo

Most ( at least newer/ mountain bikes) have...

Most ( at least newer/ mountain bikes) have hydraulic brakes, no issues ever. The problem does not exist.
03-04-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Leebo

Try Zinn bikes, Surly too. I'm 6'4". Finding any...

Try Zinn bikes, Surly too. I'm 6'4". Finding any XXL?
03-04-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,043
Posted By Leebo

Ride what you like, flats works for me, YRMV....

Ride what you like, flats works for me, YRMV. This is like a chain lube or disc/rim brake thing. Just pedal, repeat as needed.
Forum: Touring
02-29-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Leebo

Closed cell foam pad against the ground, and got...

Closed cell foam pad against the ground, and got warm hat/socks? Summer bikepacker here. Thought about a thin fleece blanket to go over the top? Helps with those thin/cold spots.
Forum: Touring
02-27-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,787
Posted By Leebo

Try some Surly ones or Salsa.

Try some Surly ones or Salsa.
02-23-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By Leebo

You want a Surly, fatties fit fine. How would...

You want a Surly, fatties fit fine. How would your rim bakes work on those oldies?
02-20-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Leebo

Not needed. The old sealant is sealing the leaks....

Not needed. The old sealant is sealing the leaks. Just remove valve core and add sealant.
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By Leebo

Keen sandals, flat pedals.

Keen sandals, flat pedals.
02-18-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,837
Posted By Leebo

Gravel shoes?

Gravel shoes?
02-18-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By Leebo

That is certainly an option. Mine has a compass...

That is certainly an option. Mine has a compass and tracks downloaded on it. Good to have away to reach the outside world is nice too. In the event of a 911 situation. I do a lot of solo exploration...
02-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 493
Posted By Leebo

Shorts or pants over the top. I go with tights,...

Shorts or pants over the top. I go with tights, wool or poly pro, mt bike shorts over the top. Works well.
02-17-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By Leebo

Camelbak works for me.

Camelbak works for me.
02-17-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Leebo

What you are looking for is not made. Details...

What you are looking for is not made. Details please. Are you actually mt biking on tech trails off road? Unable to swing leg over? Do tell.
02-13-20, 06:06 PM
02-11-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,205
Posted By Leebo

Can't help you. 9 bikes, just barely getting by....

Can't help you. 9 bikes, just barely getting by. Its a hardship. Its my sport, transportation, escape and my hobby. And my therapy. A Cross check, couple of touring/bikepacking rigs, fat bike, full...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,026
Posted By Leebo

The widest range of gears are good. Go with the...

The widest range of gears are good. Go with the 22 for low. The middle ring can be 32/34/36 or such. The big can be 42,44,46,48. What are you trying to save? 6 oz? I have a 22/36/46 on 3 bikes. No...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,286
Posted By Leebo

Nature and the wheels of the bike are my...

Nature and the wheels of the bike are my playlist. My idea of touring is to unplug. Wind, birds, trees, rushing water. Camped this past summer next to a babbling brook, way cool. YRMV.
02-11-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,822
Posted By Leebo

Bikes=life. Used to bike commute, work from home...

Bikes=life. Used to bike commute, work from home now, mt bike whenever I can, fat bike in the winter too. Kids are older now, no issues. Would take the tandem to soccer practice with my daughter on...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,027
Posted By Leebo

If you have skinny tires for the road why would...

If you have skinny tires for the road why would you want or need a sus fork? Try some bigger slick/race tires, say2-2.2 or so. Air down if needed for off road, ditch the sus fork. I run 3" tires on...
02-09-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,792
Posted By Leebo

Both dirtfests are cancelled. Sol to those who...

Both dirtfests are cancelled. Sol to those who paid already I think.
02-08-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,792
Posted By Leebo

You're in the wrong forum to rant about booze....

You're in the wrong forum to rant about booze. Most of us are adults and can make choices all by ourselves. Save the preaching, no one cares. You are welcome to just keep scrolling. This a post about...
02-07-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,792
Posted By Leebo

One could drink iced coffee or lemonade post ride...

One could drink iced coffee or lemonade post ride too. All good.
02-03-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By Leebo

Zip ties will work, can get some fancy cable...

Zip ties will work, can get some fancy cable guide that will glue on as well.
02-03-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Leebo

Bike shop?

Bike shop?
Forum: Touring
02-03-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,518
Posted By Leebo

Again, over thinking it. Don't care what you what...

Again, over thinking it. Don't care what you what you call it. It's like trying to define the line between jazz/rock/blues. You can't. I look at it as the right tool for the job. While you can ride a...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,518
Posted By Leebo

Limited to trails? Um, no. My 3 inch tires take...

Limited to trails? Um, no. My 3 inch tires take me everywhere. I think some are hung up on definitions, it matters not. Just ride what you brung. Cheers. See you on the pave, grass, woodchips,...
Forum: Touring
02-02-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,518
Posted By Leebo

Ahhh, man. Chilax. 2 wheels. Pedal, repeat. I...

Ahhh, man. Chilax. 2 wheels. Pedal, repeat. I ride from my house North of Boston all the time. Woods everywhere, remote? Only sometimes. VT is Superb, as well as NH and ME. The XTV runs a figure 8...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,518
Posted By Leebo

Nope, just dirt.

Nope, just dirt.
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,518
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: 20
Views: 951
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: 422
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: 54
Views: 2,591
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: 31
Views: 1,789
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: 1,249
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: 532
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: 20
Views: 1,211
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...
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