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Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,406
Posted By robow

We say "Wash-i-taw" , just like it's spelled :...

We say "Wash-i-taw" , just like it's spelled : )
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,007
Posted By robow

"Katy Perry" Trail + ebikes + 11 year old thread...

"Katy Perry" Trail + ebikes + 11 year old thread + 1st post = troll
Forum: Touring
01-09-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,370
Posted By robow

You really did a very nice job with that. Looks...

You really did a very nice job with that. Looks great.
Forum: Touring
01-07-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,555
Posted By robow

I've used a lot Ritchey and Dimension stems over...

I've used a lot Ritchey and Dimension stems over the years, a good value for the dollar, but then, then I put on a Thomson stem, and my world changed. The bike handled so much nicer than before, it...
Forum: Touring
01-02-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,499
Posted By robow

I agree. Places like Sierra Trading Post, Steep...

I agree. Places like Sierra Trading Post, Steep and Cheap, and other places will frequently have them on sale, especially if you're not concerned about color.
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By robow

Also I think Trek still throws in a lifetime...

Also I think Trek still throws in a lifetime warranty on the frame and Surly does not.
Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,041
Posted By robow

He is obviously the owner of a very large Yoga...

He is obviously the owner of a very large Yoga Mat store and therefore must be considered a shill
Btw, don't feel badly as most sleeping pads are baffled as well. : )
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,644
Posted By robow

At 280 lbs of bike and rider, no way would I want...

At 280 lbs of bike and rider, no way would I want 32 spokes on the rear unless maybe we are talking 26" wheels here, and I would still likely go 36 if possible. 700c wheels, definitely 36 spokes, not...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,302
Posted By robow

You might be correct but I have my doubts. The...

You might be correct but I have my doubts. The quick release has been around for over 90 years and with vertical dropouts, it's not a problem that I see regularly. What I do see is a bike industry...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,451
Posted By robow

I agree with the others, unless you're camping...

I agree with the others, unless you're camping predominantly in the winter, go with a 3 season tent, it's lighter, cheaper, and you have a whole lot more options to chose from and I never found you...
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,557
Posted By robow

This thread has nine lives. ...

This thread has nine lives.

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Forum: Touring
11-14-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,367
Posted By robow

How about this, which takes the "luggage"...

How about this, which takes the "luggage" question out of it.

Unsupported= you're on your own if things head south
Supported= there's the potential of a van or SAG following that can come to your...
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,367
Posted By robow

Unsupported = I'm carrying all my own "stuff" ...

Unsupported = I'm carrying all my own "stuff"

Supported = I'm paying someone else to carry all my "stuff"
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,976
Posted By robow

Agree, I tried for a while to use a 44 as my...

Agree, I tried for a while to use a 44 as my largest chainring and the high gear was just "acceptable". I then dropped to a 42 and that was just too small for me. Btw, the speeds I mentioned above...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,976
Posted By robow

The 34 x 11 yields a high of only 83.5 gear...

The 34 x 11 yields a high of only 83.5 gear inches or 20 mph at 80 rpm which isn't nearly high enough for me not to be spinning out more than I would like. Your riding style might find that...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By robow

Get a new mechanic or better yet, learn to make...

Get a new mechanic or better yet, learn to make the repairs yourself. This would likely be your cheapest and imo, your best option.
No, I would not want a 1 chainring system for touring, for most...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By robow

I agree with you niknak, I definitely want a good...

I agree with you niknak, I definitely want a good rain jacket available as "perspiration wet" is far better than being drenched. Also, my rain jacket often serves as my heaviest outer layer against...
Forum: Touring
11-02-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By robow

Showers Pass rain jackets aren't real cheap but...

Showers Pass rain jackets aren't real cheap but they seem to be a good value in that they give years of useful service.
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,528
Posted By robow

I know we have shown this before but for those...

I know we have shown this before but for those that have not seen it, how to fold a wire bead tire into a smaller more manageable package.
...
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 224,375
Posted By robow

A friend and I riding into the early morning fog...

A friend and I riding into the early morning fog recently.

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Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,492
Posted By robow

If I could, I would.

If I could, I would.
Forum: Touring
10-09-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By robow

Yes, it is very possible to camp the whole way....

Yes, it is very possible to camp the whole way. I'm not sure about once you arrive in DC though, if that matters to you.
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,296
Posted By robow

Didn't they used to rent those at a bowling alley...

Didn't they used to rent those at a bowling alley ? : )
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,296
Posted By robow

I personally would never tour with road pedals...

I personally would never tour with road pedals and cleats as I'm all too often stopping and walking around and doing "stuff". Find some spd pedals that are comfortable or use your old ones if you...
Forum: Touring
09-25-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,106
Posted By robow

We traveled from Urbana south to Xenia and really...

We traveled from Urbana south to Xenia and really enjoyed that portion of trail but we heard mixed reviews about the trail north of Urbana up to Bellefontaine. Has anyone ridden that piece and can...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By robow

One thing for sure is that I would never just...

One thing for sure is that I would never just show up with my bike in hand and expect there to be room aboard for my bike. I have seen far too many times when the bike allotment for that specific...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,782
Posted By robow

My feeling is that once you have thrown in a...

My feeling is that once you have thrown in a ground cloth and a tarp and a rope as a main guide line, tie downs and stakes, you might not be saving yourself much weight and then you don't have a way...
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,106
Posted By robow

On this occasion, we traveled 75 miles south on...

On this occasion, we traveled 75 miles south on Trail 1 from Xenia down to Cincy, through downtown onto the Ohio River and then crossed over into Kentucky.
Forum: Touring
09-16-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,106
Posted By robow

Just got back from 8 days touring Ohio. Several...

Just got back from 8 days touring Ohio. Several hundred miles of trails surrounding Dayton and Xenia within the Miami River valley and of course the Ohio to Erie Trail as well. I feel the weather in...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,211
Posted By robow

Now that's the very definition of bike packing !...

Now that's the very definition of bike packing ! You gotta love the hanging pots....
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,211
Posted By robow

"Why isn't touring just called bikepacking? ...

"Why isn't touring just called bikepacking?

well then,

"Why isn't bikepacking just called touring?"
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,388
Posted By robow

Well done and thanks for sharing, really enjoyed...

Well done and thanks for sharing, really enjoyed your report.
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,548
Posted By robow

Maybe your friend will brief you on what he wears.

Maybe your friend will brief you on what he wears.
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,493
Posted By robow

Drop Ron Popeil's Pocket Fisherman in your...

Drop Ron Popeil's Pocket Fisherman in your pannier and you're all set. (Look it up kids)
Forum: Touring
07-27-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,252
Posted By robow

Well I kinda like it. There I said it. Ha ...

Well I kinda like it. There I said it. Ha Actually it is no uglier than many of Surly's previous color schemes they have come up with over the years. I've never understood why they can't give...
Forum: Touring
07-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,587
Posted By robow

And me as well, couldn't agree more.

And me as well, couldn't agree more.
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By robow

Bob probably means replace your present crankset...

Bob probably means replace your present crankset with a 46 - 30. They're not cheap but it would work. You also might be able to increase your cassette size just a touch without replacing your rear...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,216
Posted By robow

Love it or hate it, I am glad that Surly still...

Love it or hate it, I am glad that Surly still continues to offer the original non-disc bike and frame at a greatly reduced cost.
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,216
Posted By robow

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck,...

The LHT used to be such a good bang for the buck, but I'm not sure that's the case anymore.
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,262
Posted By robow

I'm sure Crazy Guy on a Bike must have countless...

I'm sure Crazy Guy on a Bike must have countless threads on such a popular route. (a mere 23,000 + mentions)

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/search/?query=C+%26+O&main_type=all
Forum: Touring
05-26-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,915
Posted By robow

Excellent ! The Rock's a nice little trail,...

Excellent ! The Rock's a nice little trail, often thought of using that to initiate a longer ride.
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,420
Posted By robow

My advise is "start slow". If she's not yet into...

My advise is "start slow". If she's not yet into riding a lot, start with short scenic rural distances away from traffic. If she's like my wife of 35 years, her idea of camping was a Motel 6 and so...
Forum: Touring
05-19-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By robow

Almost never a problem, chain rings don't know...

Almost never a problem, chain rings don't know what "speed" they are (within limitations of course). For what little it's worth, my own personal touring bike is set up with a 10 speed chain indexed...
Forum: Touring
05-09-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,331
Posted By robow

One thing for certain as time goes by, we go from...

One thing for certain as time goes by, we go from greater standardization and compatibility to less. Entropy at play.
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,331
Posted By robow

In the bike industry, of which bicycle touring is...

In the bike industry, of which bicycle touring is an extremely small subset (though we wish it wasn't so), occasionally you do get an innovation that truly makes our lives better. But unfortunately...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By robow

What Doug said, but if the Tiagra won't work for...

What Doug said, but if the Tiagra won't work for you, I have found this IRD Alpina front derailler to work for my smaller chain ring triples and STI, available for braze on or buy the available clamp...
Forum: Touring
05-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By robow

Very wise choice in my opinion. Also, lesser...

Very wise choice in my opinion. Also, lesser experienced touring cyclists tend to carry more "stuff" in my experience and/or tend to carry items that are less expensive but heavier. Either way,...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,734
Posted By robow

A fellow I toured with years ago often had...

A fellow I toured with years ago often had difficulty finding a wall or a fence long enough where he could lean the length of his bike and the length of the trailer safely, without putting too much...
Forum: Touring
04-12-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,734
Posted By robow

Seriously, something like that should come as...

Seriously, something like that should come as standard equipment on a Bob. I'm thinking aftermarket here, your ingenuity and my marketing, I'm smelling big dollars here, what do you say ? Ha
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,534
Posted By robow

May I make a few comments in regards to several...

May I make a few comments in regards to several of the above posts. But before I do that, again, I don't think Brooks saddles are for everyone ! but if you can't find a saddle that you really like,...
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