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Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By fork crown

Yes pannier hold downs. I never saw two though. ...

Yes pannier hold downs. I never saw two though. Looks like they are on elastic. Use the one the stretches to a solid part of the bike or rack (prefrebly the rack) and provives a good amount of...
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,326
Posted By fork crown

Thank you for the read. Boy did ths bring back...

Thank you for the read. Boy did ths bring back memories. Yes Nevada is one big desert. My friend and I remember passing a sign that said "no service for the next 80 miles". There was nothing, not...
Forum: Touring
02-21-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,326
Posted By fork crown

Its funny I never see US Highway 50 posted as a...

Its funny I never see US Highway 50 posted as a cross country route. Used that from CA-NV border straight across middle of USA to Delaware. An abolutely great rouite that avoids modern interstate...
Forum: Touring
02-06-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,542
Posted By fork crown

I cried too...for a different reason - I have to...

I cried too...for a different reason - I have to cross those F$@%ing things!!
Living on the East coast I chose the West to East route (HWY 50 mid May start). 1) Found that winds generally do run W>E...
Forum: Touring
07-31-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By fork crown

Hello all, Finally have gotten around to...

Hello all,
Finally have gotten around to posting about my trip. I thank everyone that contributed advice. Had a great time on my solo across New York State via the Canal Trailway. DCwom was right...
Forum: Touring
07-05-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,931
Posted By fork crown

Erie Canal trail advice?

So I'm all set to start my solo tour on 7/12 through 7/17. The organized Parks and Trails ride is starting 7/9 through 7/16. I'm trying to think of issues I'll encounter overlapping the organized...
05-24-17, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By fork crown

Upgrade or newer used?

Looking for opinions..


I have a 2007 Jamis XAM-1 26" wheels. I converted to 1x10 with shadow RD. It has upgraded rims, dropper post, Avid 160 disc brakes and few other non-stock items. ...
Forum: Touring
04-27-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By fork crown

It's funny, I never see US Route 50 mentioned as...

It's funny, I never see US Route 50 mentioned as a x-country route. I took Rt.50 from the California/Nevada border across to Delaware. It's the old interstate that crosses the country and goes...
Forum: Touring
04-20-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By fork crown

Went cross country many years ago. Living on...

Went cross country many years ago. Living on Long Island, NY we flew out to SF and biked back. Headwinds much of the way. Locals said "never seen anything like it this year winds don't normally...
04-13-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,817
Posted By fork crown

Pull crank-arms off and grease the spindles. ...

Pull crank-arms off and grease the spindles. Then resinatall making sure to get very tight. Was a bike mechanic 10 years and this worked 90% of the time with a "creaking or general noise " from the...
Forum: Touring
12-31-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 15,990
Posted By fork crown

I biked cross country in '86, the entire west...

I biked cross country in '86, the entire west coast (Canada to Mexico) '91, and all sorts of smaller trips. Now with work and family its harder to take 3-5 weeks off. Do those while you are not...
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By fork crown

Those are options but specifically what color...

Those are options but specifically what color (i.e Revlon cream, testors olive drap, etc.) Thanks.
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By fork crown

Surly owners help! Cakipants touch up?

Anyone have a good touch paint match for cakipants color? Surly does not provide touch up paint. Has anyone found an "over the counter" (home depot, auto stores, hardware stores) paint that is a...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,302
Posted By fork crown

Beware of Jamis Policies

I own a Jamis Aurora touring bike that I damaged. I inquired directly with the company about the posted replacement policy only to find out they do not offer a frame replacement on the Aurora. I...
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