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Forum: Touring
09-24-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,356
Views: 2,028,696
Posted By elizwlsn

Just got my bike back from the shop with trekker...

Just got my bike back from the shop with trekker bars, granny gears, new surly fork and front rack. Am heading out for a few days to try her out and all the new camping stuff I got.
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Forum: Touring
09-07-16, 04:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

I went back and looked at the specs on that and...

I went back and looked at the specs on that and it is pretty much all I wanted with the exception of the shifters and the trekker bars. Don't know where I got it being aluminum. I had initially...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,027
Posted By elizwlsn

I take one with me when I'm doing long all day...

I take one with me when I'm doing long all day rides. I'll bring a lunch and stop and sit to eat. It only weighs 1lb 4oz. and is one thing in the summer I do use a lot when the heat wipes me out.
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Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

All they have available is the xxl and it is the...

All they have available is the xxl and it is the same issue as with the fuji. I like my shifters and don't want bar end unless I have absolutely no other choice and I want trekker bars which all...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By elizwlsn

I watched this yesterday after seeing it on here....

I watched this yesterday after seeing it on here. She's a character! All that riding and she says she can't change a tire. She waits for a guy to come along and do it for her. Love it! I no...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By elizwlsn

Miles from Nowhere & a few others

"I read Miles from Nowhere" the first time right after it came out in 1983. It was really the reason I got into biking. I now have the Kindle edition and am rereading it. Great book.

"Changing...
09-06-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 459,072
Posted By elizwlsn

Here's mine. ...

Here's mine.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/72475931@N05/29390466212/in/dateposted-public/
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

These are the tires on it now. I may just see...

These are the tires on it now. I may just see how it goes doing a few trips with it loaded with the 32 spoke wheels and these tires and if all goes well maybe I won't even need the new wheels and...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

I have had my heart set on the Schwalbe's but...

I have had my heart set on the Schwalbe's but after reading everything everyone has said and pondering on it a while I think you and everyone else is right about that and when the time comes that's...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

Sorry, glad to know they will work even if I...

Sorry, glad to know they will work even if I don't know exactly what to call them. :lol: I'm REALLY excited to get my new bars!
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

Those are the bars I'm getting but I don't...

Those are the bars I'm getting but I don't understand why this wouldn't work placed the same place yours are. Here's how they are on the bike now with the existing bars. I would have thought if...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

Rowan, I did look at the link after I responded....

Rowan, I did look at the link after I responded. Took a minute or two longer for brain to connect it was probably a link about a Fuji that was in fact less expensive.

Anyway, I am going to go...
Forum: Touring
09-04-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By elizwlsn

How much are you looking to sell them for? I may...

How much are you looking to sell them for? I may be interested in them if you still have them. I've been wanting a black set.
Forum: Touring
09-04-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

I have been having this very conversation with...

I have been having this very conversation with myself about cost of new bike versus upgrading what I have now. The estimate to do all I want with labor was $841. I can't buy a new bike for that I...
Forum: Touring
09-03-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

I have no idea what this is. I may or may not...

I have no idea what this is. I may or may not have this. Can you explain?
Forum: Touring
09-02-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

I'm REALLY glad you mentioned this because I...

I'm REALLY glad you mentioned this because I thought the entry level ones were the only ones and that's what I would have gotten. I didn't realize there were higher end ones available. I will for...
Forum: Touring
09-02-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

I guess then I'll probably get the Schwalbe on...

I guess then I'll probably get the Schwalbe on the bike because I'm really concerned with durability and maybe carry one of the other brand because it's foldable when/if I leave the country. The one...
Forum: Touring
09-02-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

That's what he's doing for me now. I'm so...

That's what he's doing for me now. I'm so thrilled I'll have the 34 teeth. Should make a good difference from the 25. I'll love that for touring and even just day rides. It's hilly here in...
Forum: Touring
09-02-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By elizwlsn

What handlebar bag are you using with trekking bars

Right now I have a Jandd handlebar bag I really like except for the huge apparatus it needs to attach it to the bars but I think it is going to be too wide a bag to fit with the trekker bars I'm...
Forum: Touring
09-01-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By elizwlsn

Upgrading for Touring gears and tires ???

I got an estimate today for all the work to get my Specialized Sirrus Comp turned into a full blown touring bike. This included a trekking bar, new fork because mine was carbon and I want a front...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By elizwlsn

I use the Jandd expedition rack as well. It's...

I use the Jandd expedition rack as well. It's 15" as opposed to the 12" most are. You can see them at Jandd.com. Made well too.
06-16-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,514
Posted By elizwlsn

I love your purple bike too!

I love your purple bike too!
06-05-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,145
Posted By elizwlsn

I had problems with my hands when I first started...

I had problems with my hands when I first started riding again. After about 5 - 8 miles my hands would go numb. I have the extensions on the ends and that along with good gloves and changing...
06-05-16, 05:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,832
Posted By elizwlsn

I rode my bike both mountain and road a lot up...

I rode my bike both mountain and road a lot up until my my granddaughter who was 2 at the time came to live with me and I pretty much stopped then. It's hard being a full-time mom of a young child...
06-03-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,239
Posted By elizwlsn

I just got these last week and so far love them. ...

I just got these last week and so far love them. Can't imagine any other set up being more versatile and comfortable.
05-22-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,906
Posted By elizwlsn

They always look to me like it would give you a...

They always look to me like it would give you a backache though.

I went all day on my old trek without ever experiencing butt pain but my Specialized always hurts after the first 5 miles and it...
Forum: Touring
05-21-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By elizwlsn

It's inspiring to hear your experience! I'm 65...

It's inspiring to hear your experience! I'm 65 now and getting my bike ready for touring, getting in the miles and enjoying life as a retired person myself so love to hear of others not buying into...
05-21-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,171
Posted By elizwlsn

No for my Specialized but my old Diamondback yes.

No for my Specialized but my old Diamondback yes.
05-21-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 14,856
Posted By elizwlsn

Sure works for me!

Sure works for me!
05-21-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,931
Posted By elizwlsn

Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

I'm sure I'll like my Jandd rack and I've used...

I'm sure I'll like my Jandd rack and I've used their panniers and grocery bags for years and loved them. Some people say use flicker for the photo's. Lots of good info btw on your facebook page!
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

They have changed it so you can no longer just...

They have changed it so you can no longer just upload from your computer. I would love to see a full photo of your bike. It looks amazing! I also found front racks at Jandd that don't require a...
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

I would post them but can't figure out how to now...

I would post them but can't figure out how to now that they took away the "upload from your computer" option and you can only do it from an url
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

Very Cool! Which one was that? I looked online...

Very Cool! Which one was that? I looked online and found 4 but didn't know which one I should get. Love your trekker bars too!
05-20-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,569
Posted By elizwlsn

LOL..... I just started using Strava but think...

LOL..... I just started using Strava but think that's going to end up how it is for me too. I started using it because someone actually stole my odometer of my bike while I was in a little country...
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

Frame & Fork Frame Construction ...

Frame & Fork


Frame Construction
TIG-welded


Frame Tubing Material
A1 Premium Aluminum
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

2006 with V brakes

2006 with V brakes
05-20-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,569
Posted By elizwlsn

I tried Mapmyride too but like Strava better. I...

I tried Mapmyride too but like Strava better. I have it on the computer as well. It wasn't real impressive while riding but when I hit finish ride it gave me a map and my mileage and some other...
05-20-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,569
Posted By elizwlsn

This would be me! I just started using Strava so...

This would be me! I just started using Strava so I would have even more info. including maps of where I've been. I anticipate it will help motivate me to go more, go farther.
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

No I didn't. I thought the issue with a...

No I didn't. I thought the issue with a carbon/aluminum fork was more the material not being up to the weight than the lack of braze-ons. The fork actually has eyelets down by the quick release...
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

I have no clue.... in case it's no obvious I have...

I have no clue.... in case it's no obvious I have no clue about the actual mechanics involved. LOL. I suppose the best thing is to go to a LBS and ask there but sometimes a little knowledge ahead...
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

I guess I was thinking just changing to the same...

I guess I was thinking just changing to the same fork made with aluminum or steel even but hopefully having brazons (sp?).
Forum: Touring
05-20-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By elizwlsn

What are the issues with changing out a fork?

After round and round about getting a new bike or upgrading/changing out either of my existing bikes and visiting a number of LBS to see what is available for touring with my budget in mind I've...
05-20-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,386
Posted By elizwlsn

Well I went ahead and order the B67 this morning...

Well I went ahead and order the B67 this morning from Wallbikes along with the tin of creme used to keep the leather subtle. If it is too wide I'll return for the B17 but since I'm on the flatbar...
Forum: Touring
05-19-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By elizwlsn

I've seen photo's of that on others bike and it...

I've seen photo's of that on others bike and it can be quite the holy mess! But they still recommended using fenders because it was so infrequently that it happened. Guess it depends on where you do...
05-19-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,891
Posted By elizwlsn

I have a larger handlebar bag with a front...

I have a larger handlebar bag with a front pocket. I carry in the front pocket a spare tire, levers, pump, a few small tools, a ziplock with a rag and a couple of latex gloves that have come in...
05-19-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,386
Posted By elizwlsn

Very helpful!

Very helpful!
05-19-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,386
Posted By elizwlsn

So for touring and commuting on my hybrid Sirrus...

So for touring and commuting on my hybrid Sirrus Comp with flat bars? Seems I could go either way. It has a road bike saddle on it now that it came with and it's so painful to ride. I've never had...
05-19-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,386
Posted By elizwlsn

Anyone using the B67 Brooks saddle?

I'm in desperate need of a new saddle and have heard great things about the Brooks B17. When I went to look at them online Amazon had the Brooks B67 too with springs. It looks so comfy but anyone...
05-19-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 24,045
Posted By elizwlsn

Good business man and nice person would have done...

Good business man and nice person would have done just that.
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