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Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By KC8QVO

If he's already hurt and doesn't stop to allow...

If he's already hurt and doesn't stop to allow things to heal the only result will be more serious damage. Unfortunately, I state that from experience in this very department.

If the pain is minor...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,064
Posted By KC8QVO

There is some truth to the "staying dry" point. ...

There is some truth to the "staying dry" point.

A lot of it comes down to design and materials.

A cheap dome tent with a fly over the top vent area only, single wall the rest of the way down,...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By KC8QVO

Thank you for the story. I have never raced, but...

Thank you for the story. I have never raced, but I have similarly messed up one knee and what you describe with the exercises was pretty much my physical therapy regiment for several months after I...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By KC8QVO

I never said I was "politically correct". If...

I never said I was "politically correct". If anyone is bothered by my humor that's their problem. I like your rhyme too, though. It fits! Thanks for keeping the thread light-hearted, which was the...
Forum: Touring
06-04-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By KC8QVO

The small ring is 20t. So take that for what it's...

The small ring is 20t. So take that for what it's worth. I haven't run the gear calculations in a few years and, unfortunately, the folder I had that in as well as all my other riding related data...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By KC8QVO

Off the top of my head I don't know. Checked the...

Off the top of my head I don't know. Checked the specs on that MY bike and its a 9 speed 11-32. I would assume that is accurate. Shimano HG-50. 700c wheels with 38mm tires.

I think the small chain...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,863
Posted By KC8QVO

Yes, I have had to do that and would prefer...

Yes, I have had to do that and would prefer building up wheel sets myself as there is more flexibility in parts, unless you pick the parts and have someone else build the wheel set (bike shop, or if...
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,032
Posted By KC8QVO

Interesting. Sounds like a glitch in the matrix....

Interesting. Sounds like a glitch in the matrix. I haven't had that particular issue and I have used several PC based browsers as well as Android to browse the forum.

It is commonly recommended to...
05-31-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By KC8QVO

Just a quick bump to refresh the thread. ...

Just a quick bump to refresh the thread.

Right after I posted it I changed the name to "Topeak Turbo Morph Digital". The text in the post changed, but the title line did not take. So the thread...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,279
Posted By KC8QVO

60min may be a bit on the long side - by that...

60min may be a bit on the long side - by that time a lot of it may have dried. Glad it worked for ya. I've done that several times and it has helped me. I usually have some fast orange in a small...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By KC8QVO

Excellent info. I didn't know such a device...

Excellent info. I didn't know such a device existed.

When I was shopping for bikes one of my riding partners has the same size LHT (few years earlier model year, not disk) and did the 2nd stem...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By KC8QVO

This is a valid point. Something to consider...

This is a valid point.

Something to consider is heel strike as you are pedaling. This is a bigger consideration with the larger "rear" panniers of the Ortleib sets as they are "wider" (side to...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By KC8QVO

The handlebar bag or the small round nylon pouch?...

The handlebar bag or the small round nylon pouch?

The handlebar bag is on a "dummy bar". You are correct - there is a second stem there that the "dummy bar" is attached to. Nothing fancy.

The...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,349
Posted By KC8QVO

Harmonicas are easier to pack than a guitar in a...

Harmonicas are easier to pack than a guitar in a case. Sounds like a good alternative.

As to the wood fire smell - I agree there. Nothing beats a camp fire. I haven't had a camp fire for quite...
05-29-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By KC8QVO

I agree with checking the tension of the spokes....

I agree with checking the tension of the spokes. You don't want them banjo-string tight. You do want them tight. The object of the game is that the wheel is suspended in tension. The greatest load is...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By KC8QVO

I use my front panniers (packer plus series) most...

I use my front panniers (packer plus series) most of the time as rear panniers on a couple bikes. The lower hooks are a bit of a pain at first to get lined up. Between 3 racks - rear on my touring...
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,032
Posted By KC8QVO

Thruhiker - the thread is over a year old now....

Thruhiker - the thread is over a year old now. I'm curious how you came to it - the info you offered points to answering the question in the original post, but well over a year ago.

From your...
05-28-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By KC8QVO

Lithium CR2032 = same as every other device I...

Lithium CR2032 = same as every other device I have that uses that battery - including my sensors on the bike. Which means I carry spares anyway = not a problem.

I'm more concerned with the...
05-28-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By KC8QVO

Any experience with Topeak Turbo Morph Digital pump?

Does anyone here have any comments from actual use of the Topeak Turbo Morph Digital pump?

https://www.topeak.com/global/de/products/mini-pumps/1084-turbo-morph%C2%AE-digital

It looks like the...
Forum: Touring
05-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By KC8QVO

Bontrager Air Rush Road. I think they have...

Bontrager Air Rush Road. I think they have changed designs a bit over the years, but it is a combo hand pump/CO2 inflator like the one below:...
05-27-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By KC8QVO

Garmin Edge 1000 - Bike Profiles

I am pretty sure I know the answer to this but I want to see if anyone has figured out a way to do it/a work-around.

Is there a way to set 2 different bike profiles up that use the same sensors...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By KC8QVO

To ensure this is said as well - the bike is a...

To ensure this is said as well - the bike is a pretty much stock complete Surly Disk Trucker, 2014 model year. The Bottom Bracket, however, is NOT stock. It is a Phil Wood that is several mm wider...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By KC8QVO

Had to take a picture

For reference, the crank set on the bike has 4 chain rings and there are no modifications to the FD - just adjustments.

I have the FD set so I can drop the chain down on the smallest chain ring...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By KC8QVO

I'll see what happens and go from there. I...

I'll see what happens and go from there.

I agree, though, with people going every which way and needing a pretty far in advance warning - if they hear you.

I've used the "coming up behind you...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By KC8QVO

Bells, bells, the musical tool, the more you ring, the more they move,

the more they move the easier you pass, so ring your bell at every a$$.

Hi. My bike got some bling today. Sorry, no gold teeth or jewelry. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
...
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By KC8QVO

Ive set up my hammock once on the ground. The...

Ive set up my hammock once on the ground. The reason was we were at a park somewhere where there was a clearing where we were set up in (ham radio Field Day) and the only trees were either in thick...
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,124
Posted By KC8QVO

Working on somewhat the same thing here... The...

Working on somewhat the same thing here... The bug has already hit, somewhat. We haven't crossed the "new bike set up" deal yet but we're on the "ridable" path for starters by getting her old bike...
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,120
Posted By KC8QVO

Someone else that has direct experience may be...

Someone else that has direct experience may be able to correct me if I am wrong, however it should not matter the source of the "power" - either the input from the dynamo or solar.

The power that...
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By KC8QVO

LOL. Cluster. What a cluster fluck. Its a...

LOL. Cluster. What a cluster fluck.

Its a "cassette".

In any event, good test on the cranking. When you say it jammed between the RD and the largest cog on the cassette - you mean on the wheel...
05-17-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By KC8QVO

A black pubic hair. Curly, round at the root. ...

A black pubic hair. Curly, round at the root.

Thanks for the adapter suggestion. I will look in to it.

When I found the threads were different I was prepping the bike for a ride with a friend....
05-17-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By KC8QVO

Pedal threads - non-standard size

I am trying to get SPD clipless pedals on an old department store bike. The thread pitch is the same, but the diameter of the bores is a hair less. I did not have anything to measure with at the time...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By KC8QVO

Alignment issue (bent RD or otherwise) Idler...

Alignment issue (bent RD or otherwise)
Idler pulley/cog issue - bearings (if it has them, roller, ceramic?) goofed up? Bushing issue (if bushing instead of bearings)?
Debris stuck in the RD causing...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,219
Posted By KC8QVO

The 9000 is definitely clearer in the shots you...

The 9000 is definitely clearer in the shots you provided.
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By KC8QVO

When I started distance cycling in 2014 I bought...

When I started distance cycling in 2014 I bought a set of kayak dry sacks as make-shift panniers. They worked until I bought my Ortleib set in 2019. I had the thought of getting Ortleibs off the bat...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By KC8QVO

You may find some information on the thread below...

You may find some information on the thread below (link at the bottom of my post) I had here a few years back on setting this up. Photobucket (host site for pictures) changed their formatting and I...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,219
Posted By KC8QVO

Mark Hoaglund Thanks for the comparisons. I...

Mark Hoaglund Thanks for the comparisons.

I am looking in to the cameras. I haven't found anything on the ones you reference in relation to the aux audio input. However, I have found not all...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By KC8QVO

Here is an outside-the-box idea for ya. If...

Here is an outside-the-box idea for ya.

If your crank bolt pattern works with this - you can get a Mountain Tamer (link below) that adds a smaller chain ring. I have this set up on my touring bike...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,120
Posted By KC8QVO

Reasonable sized is the key. The charge...

Reasonable sized is the key.

The charge regulation has a current limit. That is even less than the limit of the transistors used because unless you can properly cool the transistors you can not...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,120
Posted By KC8QVO

It's all a matter of perspective - what frame of...

It's all a matter of perspective - what frame of reference you are speaking to/in. In my world you're still on the low end of power use.

Thanks for the detail.

I am working on a video series on...
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,120
Posted By KC8QVO

Have you measured how much power you are...

Have you measured how much power you are consuming vs how much power you are able to put back in to the batteries (via the dynamo - as in on the go)? That is an energy consumption perspective -...
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,219
Posted By KC8QVO

Mark - thanks for the sample and the mounting...

Mark - thanks for the sample and the mounting pictures. I've been busy with several other projects and haven't even been on the bike a whole lot in the past couple weeks. The weather here hasn't been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By KC8QVO

You revived a thread from 2009 to ask about...

You revived a thread from 2009 to ask about selling your tandem. Just some words of wisdom - it may help to start a new thread on your subject. That way it is separated and the subject is "to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By KC8QVO

I own both and ride both. I choose to ride...

I own both and ride both.

I choose to ride my folder regularly even though I have a full size bike. I suppose I don't have any "reason", other than it is another bike and I like giving it some...
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,219
Posted By KC8QVO

I haven't done a whole lot with video on the...

I haven't done a whole lot with video on the bike. I've been working on some other projects.

Let me know how the camera works after some more trials. If it is decent I may be interested in getting...
04-30-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By KC8QVO

Ive never tried bar mitts. I know they exist....

Ive never tried bar mitts. I know they exist. We'll see what the future brings. Id rather ride when it is warmer anyway, but I do try to get some miles in with cooler temps also. If I end up with a...
Forum: Touring
04-15-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By KC8QVO

HA! Thats a thought. I remember when I was...

HA! Thats a thought.

I remember when I was in PT my therapist said some people go harder and harder on the rolls up to PVC pipe when they get used to it. They had the black foam rollers you...
04-14-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,488
Posted By KC8QVO

If you are in the US check pricing in Canada....

If you are in the US check pricing in Canada. Then run the conversion with the exchange rate (changes daily, but usually not by much). You may be surprised. You will have to pay import duties, but...
04-13-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,155
Posted By KC8QVO

Thanks for all the info in the replies so far. ...

Thanks for all the info in the replies so far.

How I did the 200ft course was I went to a church and used a straight section of parking lines. I eyeballed the ends of the lines from the ground to...
Forum: Touring
04-13-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,981
Posted By KC8QVO

I'm in the process of building my legs up. It's...

I'm in the process of building my legs up. It's going OK but I am realizing I need to improve quite a bit more before attempting a multi-day trip. I see both sides of the coin on my initial 40mi/day...
04-13-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,155
Posted By KC8QVO

Distance accuracy - GPS vs Computer w/measured course

All,

I am curious if anyone has any numbers that can explain travel distance accuracy in GPS.

For longer rides I normally ride with a 7" tablet running an app called GaiaGPS to record my trips....
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