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Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,280
Posted By Lovegasoline

Just a quick data point and stuff you already...

Just a quick data point and stuff you already know:
I live in NYC and know first hand how quickly bikes get stolen in big cities, especially bikes unlocked even for just a few minutes "while I...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,112
Posted By Lovegasoline

When I was doing my research a few months ago...

When I was doing my research a few months ago Bike24.com had them for about $32USD each. They charge an international shipping fee (and depending on Canada's laws maybe a customs fee?) but the...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,112
Posted By Lovegasoline

Hi djb, I recall reading posts regarding your...

Hi djb,
I recall reading posts regarding your extensive experience and praise for these tires and it was very useful. Conversion of 2" = 50mm. It diesel;t appear that Schwalbe makes a 700 x 2"(50mm)...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,920
Posted By Lovegasoline

I'll offer some of my tent experiences for...

I'll offer some of my tent experiences for whatever it's worth. I've owned 4 tents.

-First was a two man canvas army surplus up tent with a Coleman livingroom 'sleepover' type of sleeping bag...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,112
Posted By Lovegasoline

It's useful to read another glowing review revcp,...

It's useful to read another glowing review revcp, thanks for posting your experience.

I'm glad to this thread is happening as I'm intending to get a pair of these for fully loaded touring and...
Forum: Touring
04-19-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,180
Posted By Lovegasoline

^ Aha!

^
Aha!
Forum: Touring
04-19-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,180
Posted By Lovegasoline

Deadhead?

Deadhead?
Forum: Touring
04-17-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,422
Posted By Lovegasoline

For the air mattress crew, a tip for inflating a...

For the air mattress crew, a tip for inflating a pad rapidly without losing consciousness by use of a trash bag (for example as in this first video that popped up ... many variations on the theme):
...
Forum: Touring
04-17-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,422
Posted By Lovegasoline

These days I use a Thermarest Neoair sleeping pad...

These days I use a Thermarest Neoair sleeping pad (large). Yes, they are expensive. I'd had one on my radar for a while and with patience found a new one insanely cheap (1/3rd retail). Packs small,...
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 143,643
Posted By Lovegasoline

[/left]PedalingWalrus, Do you know what width...

[/left]PedalingWalrus,
Do you know what width tires are on those Treks?
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,347
Posted By Lovegasoline

Sawyer Mini Water Filter

cyccommute,
I have to agree with Timothy here.
Frustrating though it may be, the filter failure sounds like a case of what an old climbing partner of mine would call 'operator error'.
I've not...
Forum: Touring
03-24-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By Lovegasoline

I'm curious, what material are your panniers made...

I'm curious, what material are your panniers made from, Classic or Plus?

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1104357-real-know-how-repair-tear-ortlieb-plus-pannier-polyurethene.html
Forum: Touring
03-23-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By Lovegasoline

I have a pair of Front Roller Plus (aka Sport...

I have a pair of Front Roller Plus (aka Sport Roller) and Back Roller Plus. I've so far used them extensively for running errands and shopping. I have a Trek 520 (circa 2010) with the stock rear rack...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,347
Posted By Lovegasoline

^ The pot (depending on it's diameter) could...

^
The pot (depending on it's diameter) could seal off the top retaining a great deal of heat. If the windscreen surrounds the stove pretty tightly ... depending on the conditions .. the set up might...
Forum: Touring
03-21-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,347
Posted By Lovegasoline

I suppose a distinction should be made regarding...

I suppose a distinction should be made regarding a windshield vs. windscreen. Maybe these terms are not universal nomenclature accepted by the stove industry?

As for standalone items, I'm using...
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,347
Posted By Lovegasoline

Hi greatscott, Please don't misunderstand me...

Hi greatscott,
Please don't misunderstand me I'm not dissing your stove ...if your gear choices work for you than all's good : )

My post was simply a follow up to the idea that "you can tour on a...
Forum: Touring
03-14-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,347
Posted By Lovegasoline

I too bought a Coleman Peak 1 in 1980 ... for...

I too bought a Coleman Peak 1 in 1980 ... for backpacking. Man that thing was a heavy brick (in retrospect)! It was probably my first cool 'outdoor gear gadget'.
I also had a Bleuet, which was much...
Forum: Touring
03-14-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,347
Posted By Lovegasoline

Expensive. If you're on a tight budget and...

Expensive.
If you're on a tight budget and looking to buy cheap, the same stove or similar can be had for half that price.
(I've got a titanium one that was about $7 w/shipping).

[Yes 'a stove...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,347
Posted By Lovegasoline

Fire is nice to have if environment, conditions,...

Fire is nice to have if environment, conditions, fuel sources, and weather cooperate. When they don't cooperate you're back to square one packing some combination of stove + fuel.
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By Lovegasoline

I'd been researching road touring tires and...

I'd been researching road touring tires and wanted something that would be reliable and good puncture resistance but still having some suppleness, mostly for paved roads but with the usual percentage...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,347
Posted By Lovegasoline

Proviso: I've not bikepacked. However ... ...

Proviso: I've not bikepacked. However ...

I've had an MSR Whisperlight International since the 1980s. About 15 years ago I sent it in for service (I think it was to get a shaker jet?) and MSR...
Forum: Touring
03-04-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,079
Posted By Lovegasoline

Don't worry about getting attacked by coyotes. ...

Don't worry about getting attacked by coyotes.

I've spent months camping remotely in the desert (and the mountains but their presence is greater in the desert) around coyotes.
Yes their howling...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,559
Posted By Lovegasoline

Interesting approach LeeG. Do you have any...

Interesting approach LeeG.

Do you have any pics?
02-24-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Lovegasoline

Thanks for the input. What about these?...

Thanks for the input.

What about these? Would they fit my tire wheel size and brake style?
(They also have the slight benefit of replaceable pad inserts).

Kool Stop Bicycle V-Type Holder with...
02-17-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Lovegasoline

Kool Stop Replacement Pads for Avid Single Digit 5 Linear Pull Brakes?

I have a Trek 520 (2010 model) with the stock Avid Single Digit 5 Linear pull brakes/pads and I'd like to upgrade the brake pads to Kool Stop with Dual Rubber Compound (both red & black rubber in the...
09-16-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

580848 580849

580848

580849
09-08-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

Are you sure your's is a 59cm frame? It's been a...

Are you sure your's is a 59cm frame? It's been a long time since I checked the Motobecane codes stamped into the frame. But your frame looks smaller than mine ... there's a pic of mine on page two of...
09-08-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

Nice looking bikes, thanks for posting. They...

Nice looking bikes, thanks for posting.

They do look rather spendy.
I've considered some sort of quasi hybrid dealio (although I have a resistance to shocks) but the price point seems to favor...
09-08-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

The idea behind that was to ride extremely...

The idea behind that was to ride extremely mellow, slowly, cautiously, and aware.
To have something like duct tape and a swaged cable(s) to keep things more or less together and to provide some...
09-08-17, 03:05 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

You have convinced me. Looks like 54-56cm? If so...

You have convinced me. Looks like 54-56cm? If so then yes, I will take it.
Please PM me the total shipping costs for the frame to NYC zip 11238.
Thanks a bunch 3 alarmer!



PS: The ghost...
09-08-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

ExpertTools, If you get the time post a pic or...

ExpertTools,
If you get the time post a pic or link to the type(s) of bike you're describing.
I'm open minded to bike configurations, but for the most part I've been looking at unsuspended steel...
09-08-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

That very well could be and it goes without...

That very well could be and it goes without saying there are many riders younger, fitter, and more skilled than myself ....
....and then there's the issue of the machine.

Perhaps the next winner...
09-08-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

I'm speaking relatively/comparatively ... I see...

I'm speaking relatively/comparatively ... I see guys here in the city on nimble BMX bikes like Mexican jumping beans, lightweight fixies, and aggressive riding in extreme traffic conditions. The...
09-08-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

Nylon rope can be made to be static or dynamic,...

Nylon rope can be made to be static or dynamic, the dynamic type such as used to catch the fall of live loads in climbing, is very elastic - which absorbs the impact forces during a fall and keeps...
09-08-17, 12:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

I had a free Citibike membership for a year, it...

I had a free Citibike membership for a year, it ended a couple weeks ago, 2-3 days after my bike frame broke. Citibikes are heavy sluggish tanks. They aren't much fun to ride. If I've been hitting...
09-07-17, 12:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

... the bikeforums posting email notification...

... the bikeforums posting email notification seems to have had some gaps(?) ... I missed a few posts from the page 4. The bamboo bike looks interesting and bomber ... and the 10 year old frame...
09-06-17, 11:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

UPDATE: On Tuesday I hooked up with the two...

UPDATE:

On Tuesday I hooked up with the two techs I mentioned. One said the bike was toast (and to follow up txt'd me about a beater he saw for sale on the street today). The other - the one who...
09-02-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

I once went to a bike Coop workshop last year. A...

I once went to a bike Coop workshop last year. A handful of people came with their bikes and were sitting around waiting but whoever was running it never showed ... and no notification of a no show....
09-02-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

I'd need to locate and get access to the tools to...

I'd need to locate and get access to the tools to remove the BB. Source tubing. Locate a willing metalworker. Deliver the parts and frame and return to pick it up.
All compounded by suddenly losing...
09-02-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

Thanks for the input. The description sounds like...

Thanks for the input. The description sounds like a very thorough and expert repair ... I'd be looking for something several rungs down the ladder. Paint and looks aren't an issue.

I wish I could...
08-31-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

Thanks for checking back. Tuesday rained...

Thanks for checking back.

Tuesday rained continually all day from afternoon through the evening ... they usually bike to the hang so likely bailed Tuesday due to the weather. So next Tuesday I'll...
08-28-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

^That was short lived. The reality of Monday,...

^That was short lived.
The reality of Monday, errands, and no wheels : (

I have a suspicion that a duct tape solution is going to win out, simply by default with respect to the effort of the...
08-28-17, 01:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

It's tempting. And maybe the owner would accept...

It's tempting.
And maybe the owner would accept a little lower offer.

However I've struggled too much with the fit issue ... I've expended a bit of time looking into replacing some parts on my...
08-27-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

Virgins.

Virgins.
08-27-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

That's a product with interesting claims. ...

That's a product with interesting claims.

The dejection experienced in the wake of my bike's break has replaced by a sense of excited wonder and possibility. It's added value to the bike as it's...
08-27-17, 06:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

578078 I'll see a couple of my shop...

578078



I'll see a couple of my shop tech bros on Tuesday evening and see if they think it's worth their time and trouble.
If it's a no go I'll consider getting creative and exploring the...
08-27-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

I'm asking because I'm ignorant and duct tape...

I'm asking because I'm ignorant and duct tape seems tough:

https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/duct-tape-strength-test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bliuSOUaoRI
...
08-27-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

Done those before, but not in midtown. I close...

Done those before, but not in midtown. I close friend has a dental practice just three blocks from me and hooks me up so I've got that covered.
In fact, a little over a year ago I had an angry dude...
08-27-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

This is ironic as just a couple weeks ago I was...

This is ironic as just a couple weeks ago I was commenting to friends - and marveling - at how my transportation situation felt wholly satisfactory and locked down for perhaps the first time ever in...
08-27-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,184
Posted By Lovegasoline

I'm just now feeling the full impact of my...

I'm just now feeling the full impact of my situation:
Within three days my bike died and my (free) Citibike bikeshare membership expired.
Getting to the gym is now an obstacle.

Unfortunately...
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