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Forum: Touring
07-13-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I thought 1984 would have been 700c, so I looked...

I thought 1984 would have been 700c, so I looked it up, and you are correct, was 27 inch wheel size. (A friend of mine had a mid-80s Trek 720 and his was 700c.)
1984 Trek Bicycle Brochure Part 3 -...
Forum: Touring
07-13-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few years ago I fixed up an old Italian racing...

A few years ago I fixed up an old Italian racing bike I had bought used decades ago and then put in storage a few decades ago. I instead opted for the quill to threadless adapter. The one I got was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am clueless on carbon, so I did not look at...

I am clueless on carbon, so I did not look at that frame.

I think this is the Titanium frame you are considering, you should confirm that:...
Forum: Touring
07-12-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I agree with Robow on importance of the...

I agree with Robow on importance of the differences between 26 and 700c has diminished over time. To explain that further, it used to be that good tires wider than about 37mm width in 700c were...
Forum: Touring
07-11-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I decided months ago, no bike trip this year....

I decided months ago, no bike trip this year. First plan was riding Amtrak for a couple days out west, then cycle touring for about three weeks with an old friend and then Amtrak home again. This...
Forum: Touring
07-10-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Don't forget the shim for the stem. I think I see...

Don't forget the shim for the stem. I think I see a shim there in the photo but was not sure.

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For years I have been trying to come up with the perfect bracket for my Carradice Pendle saddle...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

During an exercise ride today, saw a couple out...

During an exercise ride today, saw a couple out there with high vis helmets, the guy was wearing army green color shirt, the woman a dark blue shirt, that part of the trail is in shade in forest and...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have been surprised over the years that almost...

I have been surprised over the years that almost all companies use the same tube set for their smallest frames as they use for their biggest frames. Only rarely do you see a company change anything...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I put the tire size in google a few days...

When I put the tire size in google a few days ago, this link came up:
https://www.cyclemonkey.com/blog/36-wheelset-dirtysixer-bikes-nimbus-stealth2-rims-novatech-and-rohloff-speedhub-50014-xl

And...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some countries have a population that has a high...

Some countries have a population that has a high level of trust in science and most people trust trained experts for their expertise. It sounds like Canada is such a country.

And in USA at times...
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue, I have only used forks that were...

I have no clue, I have only used forks that were designed for a rack to be attached, have not used U bolts.

Good luck.
Forum: Touring
07-08-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Every bike trip I did by plane, brought either my...

Every bike trip I did by plane, brought either my folding bike or my S&S bike. Or, the bike was provided by the tour group.

Even if couplers were added to the frame, with that wheel size that bike...
Replies: 58
Views: 6,622
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Or bar end shifters. I use bar end shifters on...

Or bar end shifters. I use bar end shifters on two touring bikes, front is friction instead of indexed. It does not take long to get used to using the front friction bar end with a triple.

I have...
Replies: 17
Views: 460
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do you know what the dew point was when you were...

Do you know what the dew point was when you were riding?

I try to avoid any serious exertion if the dewpoint is in the upper 60s to 70s. That is just too humid. You can be dripping sweat, but if...
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If any of your bikes have leather saddles, I...

If any of your bikes have leather saddles, I would suggest you avoid riding with wet shorts unless you use a rain cover on the saddle.
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. Fully agree.

Yup. Fully agree.
Forum: Touring
07-07-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Was thinking about your comment for the past few...

Was thinking about your comment for the past few days. And a couple days ago during a 20 plus mile exercise ride, noticed several other riders out for exercise and I thought about your comment on...
Replies: 58
Views: 6,622
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Beautiful bike. I see a lot of photos of nice...

Beautiful bike. I see a lot of photos of nice bikes on this forum, but this one I had to open up the photo in a new tab so I could see the photo better.

I really like those square taper Campy...
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I was in Iceland, I stopped at a road side...

When I was in Iceland, I stopped at a road side overlook and saw this cycle leaning against the sign. Took a photo. Then I went to take some scenery photos, unfortunately when I came back to where he...
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would prefer racks and panniers over...

I would prefer racks and panniers over bikepacking setup. But the panniers might look a bit small on it. Rack would probably have to be custom made too.
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think I had my folder for a couple years before...

I think I had my folder for a couple years before i decided to get the MKS EZY pedals. My point is that there is no rush. And you can certainly leave a pedal wrench in the bag.

When I did buy my...
07-06-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have frequently used an old blown inner tube as...

I have frequently used an old blown inner tube as my source of rubber strips that I can wrap around things to make them bigger for things like seat stay mounts for lights.

For example, I used some...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for the detail photos of the folding...

Thanks for the detail photos of the folding latching mechanism, I was always curious how that worked on that bike.
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Before I retired, all my bike tours were one week...

Before I retired, all my bike tours were one week long or shorter. Same with my canoe trips and kayak trips. It was difficult to schedule much more than a week away from work.

After I retired,...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just a general comment for those that are asking...

Just a general comment for those that are asking volume when packed, time to pack, etc., folding bikes like that can take only a few minutes to significantly reduce the size. But the saddle is still...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good discussion of Covid risk at this audio link,...

Good discussion of Covid risk at this audio link, about 42 min long. Surfaces mentioned about 17 min into the audio....
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was intentionally trying to minimize what I...

I was intentionally trying to minimize what I said, the topic of health insurance has become a highly partisan issue between political parties so I was trying to avoid giving anyone an excuse to...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I suspect it is possible to get it through...

I suspect it is possible to get it through surface transfer, but I am not very careful with door knobs, etc. But I do not go indoors anywhere other than my condo without a mask on, and I minimize how...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I suspect it will not meet the 62 inch criteria...

I suspect it will not meet the 62 inch criteria most airlines use for oversize fees, and then you would need a case.

But it is nice to have a folder for things like you cite, to carry into a motel...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Everybody has different health insurance with...

Everybody has different health insurance with different coverage, except some lack coverage. There is no uniform answer.

Up until two years ago, my coverage was limited to the state I was in,...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have toured on 40mm wide Marathons (with...

I have toured on 40mm wide Marathons (with Greenguard) and found them to roll well and provide good flat protection, have not used the Continentals that you cited. I suspect only lab tests could tell...
Forum: Touring
07-03-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,640
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If anybody is curious about the safest places,...

If anybody is curious about the safest places, this data base has county level data on average new case counts per capita:
https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/

I am not...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Any friends that have bikes they can loan you for...

Any friends that have bikes they can loan you for a few days?

My road bike and touring bikes are set up almost identically. My rando bike is slightly more aggressive geometry, but that was by...
07-02-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Is your concern your average or are you more...

Is your concern your average or are you more interested when you are exerting yourself climbing hills, etc?

I have no known heart issues but at my age I like to make sure I do not overdo anything...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know what that bike specs are, but I can...

I do not know what that bike specs are, but I can assure you the front is not 34 spokes. It would be a multiple of four.
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am clueless on things like stack, and it took...

I am clueless on things like stack, and it took me a few years of making minor tweaks to my bikes to get something that works well for me.

I think you will find that most bike tourists have the...
07-02-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I often break up routes into logical segments...

I often break up routes into logical segments based on major landmarks, like a major bridge or ferry or large grocery store (I camp when touring). I often name the routes starting with 1, or 2, or...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,261
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Many hardware stores have a generic selection of...

Many hardware stores have a generic selection of pins like that old style pin. My Yakima bike rack that mounts on the receiver hitch has a similar pin, as does the carrying yoke for my solo canoe. It...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tourist in MSN

As djb noted, yes, but only for brake cables. The...

As djb noted, yes, but only for brake cables. The shifter mechanisms in the levers are different so your shifter hands can't be swapped.

When I put cables under bar tape, I usually use filament...
Forum: Touring
07-01-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a saber saw to cut off the teeth. Then put...

I used a saber saw to cut off the teeth. Then put the ring on the crank and turned it by hand for maybe 10 minutes while holding a file on the cut edge to smooth down the rough cut. The aluminum...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Years ago, a friend of mine was in the UK and on...

Years ago, a friend of mine was in the UK and on a whim bought a new Trek bike. We live in Wisconsin, Trek is headquartered in Wisconsin, not sure why he decided to buy a Trek in the UK, but he did...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Never had an interest in one, and since I was...

Never had an interest in one, and since I was used to the old British shifting pattern, nobody wanted to offer me a chance to ride their bike that had the shifter on the wrong (left) side and brake...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,643
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In my case it was for a filler cap on an old...

In my case it was for a filler cap on an old Optimus 111T, ordered some from a European supplier which means international $hipping. Unfortunately, that supplier did not have the ones I need for...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,643
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Couple years ago while testing one of my liquid...

Couple years ago while testing one of my liquid fuel stoves at home before my trip, tank would not hold pressure. Eventually decided it needed a new filler cap gasket, and this is not the 70s any...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My old Triumph 500s had solid torque from about...

My old Triumph 500s had solid torque from about 3000 all the way up. No red line was published but the horse power rating was taken at 7850, so I considered that my red line. Fourth gear on the...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This talk of motorcycles must be why I am...

This talk of motorcycles must be why I am suddenly getting ads for motorcycle insurance. My old Triumph 500s had trouble keeping the battery charged with the lights on while commuting, city driving...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,643
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Every trip I go on, I put up my tent first before...

Every trip I go on, I put up my tent first before I go. I have several tents so sometimes use a tent I have not had up for half a dozen years. Last year before my backpacking trip, I put up my tent...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree that the frame mounted pumps are not as...

Agree that the frame mounted pumps are not as good, but I still carry some of those pumps on some of my bikes since I have the pumps. Those are the bikes that are rarely more than 15 miles from home,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good point. On my bike in the photo above with...

Good point. On my bike in the photo above with the Dual Drive, that bike came with a 52T chainring. I went with the Dual Drive because I could not fit a front derailleur, thus to get wider gear range...
Forum: Touring
06-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am quite ignorant of 11 speed systems, so maybe...

I am quite ignorant of 11 speed systems, so maybe this is a bad idea. But since your goal is to change to lower gears for serious uphills, maybe you could retain your front and rear derailleurs, your...
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