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08-15-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,866
Posted By jefnvk

https://live.staticflickr.com/4471/38063153632_ebb...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4471/38063153632_ebb108a27b_b.jpg

That was my load/setup FWIW. A mile down the road to the right, we were turned back when the road changed from that decent gravel...
08-13-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,866
Posted By jefnvk

Oh and a blackout tent if youre going in the...

Oh and a blackout tent if youre going in the summer, or at least a really good sleeping mask. Nothing like waking up at 2am to a bright, vivid lime green ceiling cause the sun just came up. For...
08-13-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,866
Posted By jefnvk

Yep, if you have any specific questions, let me...

Yep, if you have any specific questions, let me know. We did from the Airport to Reykjavik, around the Golden Circle and a bit into the highlands, then back to Reykjavik over a week. Also took a...
08-13-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,866
Posted By jefnvk

Not sure if the Ring Road is fully paved yet. The...

Not sure if the Ring Road is fully paved yet. The paved parts can be done on any bike, although I'd suggest alternative routes in and out of Reykjavik. The Icelandic tourism office prints free...
07-14-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,085
Posted By jefnvk

No, I meant there are plenty of 700x25, not much...

No, I meant there are plenty of 700x25, not much beyond that size reliably available most shops. 26" will generally maybe have one Chinese slick and knobby option, because as one shop owner told me...
07-08-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,085
Posted By jefnvk

Yep, because so many bike shops in Detroit carry...

Yep, because so many bike shops in Detroit carry front racks*.

I would know, because I've tried to buy that before. A dozen shops asked, one result. And even that was because someone special...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By jefnvk

Ah yeah, that dampers it a bit, and may make it...

Ah yeah, that dampers it a bit, and may make it worth buying there.

What were your return plans?
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By jefnvk

You only pay with the first airline from wherever...

You only pay with the first airline from wherever you embark. It will be ticketed through to the destination for their rate, unless you are buying two or three tickets to get there.

As to weight,...
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By jefnvk

https://www.fiets.be/toerfiets?order=product.price...

https://www.fiets.be/toerfiets?order=product.price.asc

Touring bike selection from a large bike chain just south in Belgium, prices were largely similar to the NL if I remember correctly....
07-02-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,237
Posted By jefnvk

Everytime I pass a brewery.

Everytime I pass a brewery.
07-02-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,411
Posted By jefnvk

I've crashed enough to always wear a helmet these...

I've crashed enough to always wear a helmet these days. TO be quite honest, it is generally more comfortable than a hat anyhow.

Kickstands are on everything that can accommodate them besides the...
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,174
Posted By jefnvk

That is a great option, when flying out of AMS....

That is a great option, when flying out of AMS. Those boxes are huge.

That said, it is the only airport I have encountered that does that, although to hedge my words I'm sure there are a handful...
06-27-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,561
Posted By jefnvk

My stock saddle from my Novara actually went on...

My stock saddle from my Novara actually went on my fat bike. Didn't like it on the Novara, but it was great for a different riding position on a different bike. The stock saddle on my Scott MTB...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,614
Posted By jefnvk

I generally carry a U-lock and one of those...

I generally carry a U-lock and one of those cables with loops on both ends you can run in conjunction with the U-lock. Most of the time, it is just a U-lock through the back wheel and triangle. ...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,174
Posted By jefnvk

This is one reason I have started traveling (when...

This is one reason I have started traveling (when possible) on airlines that allow bikes in plastic bags. Big mattress bag from the UHaul, ride in, spend 15 min at the airport packing it up, and you...
06-27-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,042
Posted By jefnvk

Greenfield rear kickstand is what I use, on...

Greenfield rear kickstand is what I use, on everything but my disc brake bike (doesn't fit) or the vintage ones with built in stands.

If you want one, get one. Don't let people shame you into not...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,414
Posted By jefnvk

Agreed. I've said it before, but my personal...

Agreed. I've said it before, but my personal bike touring the bike is not the main focus, merely one of the central ones. I am doing things I would do without a bike, just including it in the trip....
06-24-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By jefnvk

Bingo, same here. Can't say I approve of group...

Bingo, same here. Can't say I approve of group rides who blow through at 20MPH, but the folks that tap their brakes, pick their heads up, look to see it is clear, and go make all the sense in the...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By jefnvk

I bought a GoPro a few years back. I have...

I bought a GoPro a few years back. I have hundreds of hours of cycling, hockey, motorcycle videos sitting on my computer. I doubt I've watched more than a few minutes worth of them, and it...
Forum: Touring
06-24-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,414
Posted By jefnvk

How much does 6-12 beers weigh? I'm generally not...

How much does 6-12 beers weigh? I'm generally not going on a tour on a bike anywhere remote without that packed somewhere.

I go on bike tours to have fun, not to set records or speed from one...
06-24-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By jefnvk

A) I think the biggest issue is the fact that...

A) I think the biggest issue is the fact that seemingly such a small case could rack up 100k GBP in legal fees.

B) The cyclist either had incredibly poor legal representations, or decided not to...
06-24-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,335
Posted By jefnvk

I've got double sided pedals (Deore XT T8000,...

I've got double sided pedals (Deore XT T8000, https://www.rei.com/product/116154/shimano-xt-pd-t8000-spd-pedals). They work awesome, let me do whatever I want. Both clipped in, both not clipped in,...
06-24-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,972
Posted By jefnvk

I had the 27x1-1/8" on my old Peugeot. Great...

I had the 27x1-1/8" on my old Peugeot. Great tire for the money, I'd definitely buy again.
06-22-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By jefnvk

Actually the opposite, leaving Whitmore Lake and...

Actually the opposite, leaving Whitmore Lake and moving to Highland :thumb:
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,036
Posted By jefnvk

FWIW, the 439mm worked perfectly for my midget...

FWIW, the 439mm worked perfectly for my midget feet!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4206/35000875724_37717c11f7_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,050
Posted By jefnvk

Hopefully you get it. It has been a crappy year...

Hopefully you get it. It has been a crappy year for outdoor activities, I've hardly even been on a bike. Really wish I would have skipped work golf league this year too.
06-20-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By jefnvk

If you have the skills to drill out a crankset...

If you have the skills to drill out a crankset and replace a non-replaceable chainring, you have the skills to simply replace the crankset with something more appropriate.

And what jgwilliams said...
06-20-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,833
Posted By jefnvk

Much better than having them riding towards you...

Much better than having them riding towards you taking up the whole path, like a local MTB group that is generally 30 riders strong likes to do while staring at their front tires.
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,369
Posted By jefnvk

Just like ebikes, why when veganism comes up...

Just like ebikes, why when veganism comes up can't the question at hand either be ignored or answered in a productive manner?

The guy asked for tips on what vegans eat on tour, not a discussion on...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By jefnvk

Agree with Tourist in MSN. Generally prefer one...

Agree with Tourist in MSN. Generally prefer one person more capacity than is sleeping in the tent.

That said, 6 people and 10# is massive! Might as well keep your bike indoors with that!
05-21-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,045
Posted By jefnvk

It is a kids bike. It ranges from literally...

It is a kids bike. It ranges from literally nothing to adjust on a toddlers balance bike, to incredibly simple to deal with on the single speed pseudo-BMX that most kids ride until their early teens....
05-21-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,570
Posted By jefnvk

The ridiculous lowballers are annoying, but I...

The ridiculous lowballers are annoying, but I simply don't respond. That said, I had a roommate who used to do that, just tossing out lowball offers on everything. The amount of stuff that he ended...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,696
Posted By jefnvk

Another point on the time issue: I used to work...

Another point on the time issue: I used to work with a lot of foreign workers. Many of them would go back to India or China for extended periods of time, how they would make it work is to basically...
05-21-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By jefnvk

Assuming the C'dale is 8 speed, I'd probably just...

Assuming the C'dale is 8 speed, I'd probably just save my money and go with it. If you actually get into the sport, you're probably going to want to change anything you buy out after a few events...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,369
Posted By jefnvk

Full disclosure: not vegan, but have lived with...

Full disclosure: not vegan, but have lived with some vegans in Europe. Depending on where you are touring there, it can be very difficult. Food labeling laws aren't always adequate, even if you...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By jefnvk

I've got the older version, the Mazama, back when...

I've got the older version, the Mazama, back when they were still Novara and 700x42 and triple cranks. I love it, to be quite honest I could sell off everything else I own besides the fat bike and be...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,555
Posted By jefnvk

I agree that you need pool noodles, but moreso...

I agree that you need pool noodles, but moreso because the hollow ones are easily cut up and placed around the frame tubing for effective protection in shipment.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,902
Posted By jefnvk

I generally use the Adidas compression boxer...

I generally use the Adidas compression boxer briefs, or a brand called Undertech that they sell at Meijer (for anyone in the midwest). Both have seams in useable places. Pumas were the only real...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,696
Posted By jefnvk

Meh, even going back in the times of the...

Meh, even going back in the times of the Icelandic sagas, adults have been lamenting the laziness and sloth of the youth, how they'd rather sit around gorging themselves on mead and living off their...
05-18-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,717
Posted By jefnvk

I get your bigger point, but I think people...

I get your bigger point, but I think people vastly overestimate the number of shops who stock such things. There are only two shops in the Detroit area I would even think to try for such a thing,...
05-17-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,717
Posted By jefnvk

And I'd spend all day driving around to a dozen...

And I'd spend all day driving around to a dozen different bike shops, and not a single one would have that in stock. Even if one did for $3, I'd rather pay the $10 to know it is coming in a couple...
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,696
Posted By jefnvk

To be brutally fair? The kids I see today are...

To be brutally fair? The kids I see today are getting far more exercise than I ever did. Its not a run around and play how you see fit style like me, but rather structured sports and rigirous...
05-16-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By jefnvk

I can't say I envy a century as a commute, nor...

I can't say I envy a century as a commute, nor would work be happy if I left my test vehicle sitting in my driveway. Not to mention, risking a ticket on the Interstate is saner than taking the one...
05-16-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By jefnvk

Yeah, I'm gonna get yelled at when the wife...

Yeah, I'm gonna get yelled at when the wife notices. We're in the process of buying a home and moving, I really don't need another bike to deal with right now, but I couldn't pass up that color!
...
05-16-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By jefnvk

Yeah, I've done enough cleanups to have a pretty...

Yeah, I've done enough cleanups to have a pretty good eye for what is and isn't salvageable. I kinda expected the hub to look like that, the gunk on there reminds me of the cosmoline that the...
05-15-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By jefnvk

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33983193968_55...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33983193968_55e849abb3_b.jpg
And the winner is: 1968! Looks nice and shiny under the gunk.

Yeah BigChief, the position is all screwed up, just hadn't...
05-15-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By jefnvk

Hehe, can't wait to get home and clean off the...

Hehe, can't wait to get home and clean off the hub and see!
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,696
Posted By jefnvk

Eh, understandable if they're uninterested in it...

Eh, understandable if they're uninterested in it and have no problem with you doing it. That was the case with my wife when I went to Iceland. I just read it (maybe incorrectly) the first time as...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,023
Posted By jefnvk

All true statement. Mostly pointing out that...

All true statement. Mostly pointing out that even though I am fairly cold tolerant, nylon pants never really worked well by themselves around freezing for me. I'm sure there are better choices than...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,696
Posted By jefnvk

Likewise, wouldn't leaving your family at home to...

Likewise, wouldn't leaving your family at home to do things on your own run contrary to the whole point of having a family? I'm perfectly fine solo touring, but I enjoy it far more when my wife is...
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