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12-12-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 48
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: 290
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: 56
Views: 1,606
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: 79
Views: 2,753
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: 891
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: 1,191
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: 79
Views: 2,753
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: 3,211
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: 4,874
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: 661
Posted By Leebo

Check out bikepacking.com

Check out bikepacking.com
11-20-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,601
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: 542
Posted By Leebo

Shimano hydros, work great.

Shimano hydros, work great.
11-18-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
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: 760
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: 793
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: 301
Posted By Leebo

run away fast.

run away fast.
11-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,554
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: 13,896
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: 456
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: 40
Views: 2,271
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: 628
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: 628
Posted By Leebo

Hub width?

Hub width?
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,395
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: 3,298
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: 795
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: 3,298
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: 3,298
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: 578
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: 1,470
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: 3,298
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: 653
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: 976
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: 4,234
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: 1,117
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: 2,824
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: 646
Posted By Leebo

Outdated?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

Outdated? Not. My 1x8 and 3x9 drivetrains works just fine, thanks.
10-29-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By Leebo

Ya'll have your bars/brakes set up properly?...

Ya'll have your bars/brakes set up properly? Whatever reach you need for your levers. Position the brake levers so the when your hand rests on the grips, and the levers are comfortable, your pinkie...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Leebo

The same, just pedaled most of it. It's right...

The same, just pedaled most of it. It's right next to the river? 3" tires have their advantage.
10-28-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,578
Posted By Leebo

Roll up to the tight squeeze, alternate putting...

Roll up to the tight squeeze, alternate putting your left and right side of the bars through as you roll forward. Really skilled can wheelie through, twisting the bars as you ride through the gap....
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Leebo

VT is one of my favorite places to ride and...

VT is one of my favorite places to ride and bikepack. Did the Cross NH, some of the cross VT too. A small section of the XVT, going to try for some more this summer. Did the green mt gravel route...
10-28-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Leebo

I listen to the sounds of nature while on my...

I listen to the sounds of nature while on my bike.....
10-28-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Leebo

Drop bars for off road? Not how I roll. Thought...

Drop bars for off road? Not how I roll. Thought about a riser or flat bar with sweep and bar ends? Keep the brake/shifter set up. Think about 2.2 or so race tires for the mt bike, low profile treads...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By Leebo

Lots. On 4 bikes.

Lots. On 4 bikes.
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Leebo

Tried ride with gps , map my ride or open...

Tried ride with gps , map my ride or open streets? I will often reference those and highlight my paper copies.
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By Leebo

Delorme, I copy the pages I need for each trip....

Delorme, I copy the pages I need for each trip. While phones are great, they usually don't show contours or streams and such. Also they give a much bigger picture of the day. And don't need cell...
10-24-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,420
Posted By Leebo

MA rider here. It's not about bravado, it's about...

MA rider here. It's not about bravado, it's about staying upright. Low $$ funds? What would a broken arm cost you? Time and $$? Need to work everyday? Long term issues?
10-24-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By Leebo

My take on Surly is that they are basic, over...

My take on Surly is that they are basic, over built frames. 6 year old steel frame set up singlespeed. Nothing lasts forever. I've broken 2 steel frames, 2 aluminum frames, cranks, handlebars,...
10-23-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By Leebo

Big business is bad? Got 4 Surly frames, no...

Big business is bad? Got 4 Surly frames, no issues. Used and abused, beyond spec. I ain't no lightweight either. ( 230 lbs) For me the advantage is being a jack of all trades, specialty of none. My...
10-23-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By Leebo

That pine marin is 2k. And in the fine print,...

That pine marin is 2k. And in the fine print, some of those aluminum frames only cover the main triangle, not the rear sus part.
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