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Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree. Except I did not read an article. Should...

Agree. Except I did not read an article. Should always order rims to have an internal width for the tire range you anticipate using.

I once ordered some rims based on a bike manufacturers...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Can anyone comment on whether or not Amtrak...

Can anyone comment on whether or not Amtrak trains stop at stations were nobody is getting on or off and there are no staff there to sell tickets at the station? I remember looking out the window at...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have not bought a small saddle bag in years, so...

I have not bought a small saddle bag in years, so not sure what is available in stores now.

Generically, I think a lot of the wedge bags that hang from straps should fit, but the ones that have a...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In Ohio? That means some of the trains that...

In Ohio? That means some of the trains that normally ran might not run now with Covid, they cut back on schedule for long distance routes.

With a bike? Full size bike might be the deal breaker if...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Touring, I carry two tubes, plus a patch kit....

Touring, I carry two tubes, plus a patch kit. Reason for two tubes is that it is rare, but on occasion I have a blow out. Example, about a month ago I used a new tube in a new tire, while pumping it...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is a nice looking pump, but at over a...

It is a nice looking pump, but at over a kilogram, not for me.

The high volume version of the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive took a while for me to pump up my 57mm wide tires when I assembled my bike...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 509
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Reading a post above from Doug64, I thought of...

Reading a post above from Doug64, I thought of this particular campsite I was in. I was the only tent camper, am in the middle of five tent sites at this RV park and campground.

Ground was very...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Several years ago I finally got around to...

Several years ago I finally got around to creating a short text file on my hard drive where I can jot down my inner rim widths. Then, if I am curious I can look it up.

Or, if buying Velocity...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am sure there is a rear dynohub out there...

I am sure there is a rear dynohub out there somewhere, but I have no clue on it.

On those Velocity wheels, they look like good wheels. I have some Velocity Dyad rims, the Dyad rim is narrower than...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 509
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Condensation in a bivy, on that I am clueless. I...

Condensation in a bivy, on that I am clueless. I have never used a bivy. I am a tent fan, now after your comment on condensation, even more of a tent fan.
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is about the pressure I use for my 50mm...

That is about the pressure I use for my 50mm tires. A bit less for my 57mm tires. Quite a bit more for my 37 or 40mm.

The narrowest tire that I tour on is 37mm, I think I had those up to 85 psi...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 509
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If being a ground dweller is new to you, does...

If being a ground dweller is new to you, does that mean you lack a air mattress or sleeping pad? That would be a deal breaker for me.

Bivy under a tarp might be a good idea if you have to get up...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

2. Rear hub, I am quite happy with Shimano M756A...

2. Rear hub, I am quite happy with Shimano M756A rear hub with 36 spokes. You would have to check if it is 11 speed or not, that I do not know. I like the quarter inch steel ball bearing rear hubs...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This website will tell you the current seven day...

This website will tell you the current seven day average number of new cases per 100,000 population by state (right hand column) and if you click on the little plus symbol (+) to the left of the...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 509
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a double A frame type of tarp several...

I used a double A frame type of tarp several decades ago, but not since. It worked fine for cool weather and wet weather. This time of year when you should have no bugs, that should not be a problem....
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 858
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My cool weather rain gear, and other outer-most...

My cool weather rain gear, and other outer-most layer stuff:
Bike shoe covers -125 grams
Rain pants - 430 grams.
Rain jacket - 390 grams
Neck gaiter - 50 grams
The gloves I use in rain - 65...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Most of the people that use this forum are in...

Most of the people that use this forum are in USA. And we have a lot of bikes available to us that are not sold in Europe. And a lot of the bikes sold in Europe are not sold in USA. So, you might...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Power from dynohub and USB charger. I try to be...

Power from dynohub and USB charger. I try to be self sustainable on power, as hunting for outlets in restaurants and campsites is a hassle.

By component, these are all guesses:

I think I get...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is complicated, I will try to be brief. ...

It is complicated, I will try to be brief.

Yes, dynohubs are in the 6v 3 watt range, but it is an alternator, fast downhills can push that higher. And if you are not using much power, the voltage...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,796
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Three year old thread resurrected.

Three year old thread resurrected.
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A note to anyone planning on being self...

A note to anyone planning on being self sufficient when bike touring, use good cables. My last tour, my powerbank was slowly going down for my first couple weeks. Then I figured out that a bad cable...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Tourist in MSN

At up to 50 psi, you probably made the right...

At up to 50 psi, you probably made the right choice. I assumed on a 520 you would be running narrower tires, but your pressures probably favor the high volume pump better. If I had a 520, I would...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In that other thread I mentioned that I would use...

In that other thread I mentioned that I would use the high pressure one on tires narrower than 2.0 (or 50mm) and use the high volume on 2.0 and wider.

On a 520, considering the width of tires and...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some time back I wrote up a comparison of the...

Some time back I wrote up a comparison of the Road Morph G and the similar Lezyne pump. These are the most popular for touring....
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 858
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am sure in a small confined space, it made the...

I am sure in a small confined space, it made the air warmer but you have a lot of body mass and it won't make you that much warmer.
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,920
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure how "un-sprung" weight comes into...

I am not sure how "un-sprung" weight comes into play on a bike without suspension. As Fietsbob noted, un-sprung weight on a motorcycle is the weight that is not supported by the suspension. You want...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 858
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume you mean one of the French candle...

I assume you mean one of the French candle lanterns that we bought in the 1970s because back then flashlight bulbs would frequently burn out and batteries did not last very long. I have not used my...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 858
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that I have some gloves with a...

I mentioned above that I have some gloves with a pocket on a flap that converts them to mittens. I bought mine several years ago, so they might be slightly different than these but this is where I...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,924
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Instead of trying to define hot or cold or in...

Instead of trying to define hot or cold or in between, I think it is simpler to just say I would rather have temps in the 40s (lows) and 60s (highs) (F) when I am camping than colder or hotter.
...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I never used a Toppeak rack. I have a couple...

I never used a Toppeak rack.

I have a couple AddIt racks, very happy with them. Well made. Addit is rated for 30 kg which is over 60 pounds so they are built to be solid.

I picked up a hard...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 858
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I never camped in Ohio, but I have decades of...

I never camped in Ohio, but I have decades of experience canoe camping in October on the Minnesota/Canada border in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Most of our trips were nine days.

Generally we...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,924
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a strong preference for camping in cool...

I have a strong preference for camping in cool weather, not hot. I did a bike tour in Southern Florida in February 2017, that is the hottest camping trip I have done that lasted over a couple days.
...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no experience with the Ortlieb add-ons. ...

I have no experience with the Ortlieb add-ons.

Putting stuff in a mesh bag during the day while you ride will not make it drier, but it will not get a moldy odor which is why I do the mesh bag...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I messed around with a solar panel on a kayak...

I messed around with a solar panel on a kayak trip, ... ... once. Was out of cell range the whole two week trip, the sole purpose of charging was for the GPS and headlamp (for my head at night). I...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,924
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My experience is that Navy hair styles are not...

My experience is that Navy hair styles are not conducive to storing as much liquid like a spong as you suggest. Maybe sailors can have longer hair than I was allowed to have years ago?
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks, and the OP did not clarify if it is a...

Thanks, and the OP did not clarify if it is a Giant or Fuji.
09-12-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Did any other mounts come with your light? When...

Did any other mounts come with your light? When I do not use a rack mounted light (e.g. no rack on bike), I either mount the light on seatpost or on the seatstay. That way I can make sure my light...
09-12-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Without seeing it or seeing a link to it I will...

Without seeing it or seeing a link to it I will just make the generic comment that dyno powered taillights are almost always wired to the headlight. So, look to see if there is a place on the...
Forum: Touring
09-11-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you mounted the front fender tab at the front...

If you mounted the front fender tab at the front of the fork crown, I think DJB is suggesting to move it to the rear of the fender crown, but no other changes than that.

I cut mud flaps for...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You folks up in the North East are making a lot...

You folks up in the North East are making a lot of us quite jealous.
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A 24 is teh smallest that will fit on a 74mm BCD....

A 24 is teh smallest that will fit on a 74mm BCD.

The 22 mentioned was for a different crankset.

After you install it, put it on a workstand (or if you are like me, no workstand, instead you...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Chain catcher. Photo is not that great, it is the...

Chain catcher. Photo is not that great, it is the black thing that has a band around the seat tube, it keeps the chain from dropping inside the granny chainring.
...
09-10-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I cut some rubber strips from a blown inner tube...

I cut some rubber strips from a blown inner tube to wrap around my rack to make it a bit thicker so that I could fit a seatstay light mount onto my rack tubing. When touring, I like to have two...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If it is a 74mm BCD, make sure you get the right...

If it is a 74mm BCD, make sure you get the right bolt pattern, either five bolt or four.
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On my expedition bike I am using some Axiom front...

On my expedition bike I am using some Axiom front racks that I added support braces to, those racks mount my front panniers up about three or four inches higher than standard low rider rack does,...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I met a gal six years ago that was on a long...

I met a gal six years ago that was on a long tour, she had had her Tubus Swing repaired several times because it could not be replaced.

She had an air suspension fork. From my motorcycle days, I...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is not just the size of the chainring, it also...

It is not just the size of the chainring, it also is the size of the biggest sprocket. I use a 24T chainring on my derailleur touring bikes with a 32T biggest sprocket in the rear. Use that on two...
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks like a nice system, I can see why you would...

Looks like a nice system, I can see why you would like to make it function again.
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,621
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Why do the bags not fit other racks? Can that be...

Why do the bags not fit other racks? Can that be fixed?

For example, a friend of mine had some cheap Performance brand (Transit?) panniers, he needed to move one hook on each and the hooks were...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Ahhhhhh, so you are familiar with the area. Then...

Ahhhhhh, so you are familiar with the area. Then you probably will know where the curves in the road are, where to find food, etc. And this means you would not carry a full load of camping gear on...
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