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Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 932
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned in post 3 above that I usually use a...

I mentioned in post 3 above that I usually use a sleeping bag liner. I picked up that idea from a gal I used to work with, she commented that when camping far from showers a liner helps keep your...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 390
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The Brooks Conquest in the photo used to be...

The Brooks Conquest in the photo used to be Brooks Honey color, but after several years of touring and Brooks Proofide applications, it has gotten much darker with age. And it now is my most...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,600
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There is gravel and there is gravel. Last...

There is gravel and there is gravel.

Last summer I frequently rode on three Wisconsin rail trails, one of them had a good firm base, 32mm road tires were fine. I used 37mm tires on the other two...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 773
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Tire boot, I cut up some rectangles from US Post...

Tire boot, I cut up some rectangles from US Post Office Tyvek envelops. I pack one with each spare tube. Never used one yet, but if I need one I probably will need the tube at that time too.
...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 390
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is a very good way to put it. I bought...

That is a very good way to put it.

I bought a B17 over a decade and a half ago, based on lots of recommendations I added the Proofide right away. And it never changed shape, but it did get a bit...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 390
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have speeded up the break in process on Brooks...

I have speeded up the break in process on Brooks saddles that did not yet have any leather treatment by submerging in room temperature water for up to about 15 SECONDS, not minutes, not hours. Just...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 773
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Cold, this time of year, in Florida? On our two...

Cold, this time of year, in Florida? On our two person tour, we were roasting on a two week Florida tour in Feb, you are riding in Apr, right?

This is intended to be a learning experience, quit...
04-12-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,420
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The 1961 Ford Galaxy that I had to replace the...

The 1961 Ford Galaxy that I had to replace the brushes on was a generator, but the 1965 Ford station wagon that needed a rebuilt alternator, that was not a generator. I learned as a kid the...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Two theories, the gaps in the pad contact areas...

Two theories, the gaps in the pad contact areas help remove water, some replace when the entire pad contacts the rim because it has worn to the point that those gaps disappeared.

I keep using pads...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 932
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup, dehydrated to save weight.

Yup, dehydrated to save weight.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are two different Racktime folding racks....

There are two different Racktime folding racks. If this is the one you looked at (Adjustable), that can be raised and lowered slightly....
04-11-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is one of two bikes that I considered my...

This is one of two bikes that I considered my wiring to be permanent. Note, no rear rack, sometimes I have a rack on that bike and sometimes not. I built up the bike in spring 2017 and finished the...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Racks for a 700c bike will fit on 26 inch bikes...

Racks for a 700c bike will fit on 26 inch bikes without a problem.

With parts shortages, you might have to buy what is available, not what is best. My comments are assuming that you can find...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 773
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Glad you had a chance to give it a try for a few...

Glad you had a chance to give it a try for a few hours. I am not going to suggest you cut out anything, after your first trip you will have a better idea what is important to you and what is not. And...
04-10-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By Tourist in MSN

So, you live in a place where thieves know what...

So, you live in a place where thieves know what the cost of a light is? Perhaps I am fortunate, thieves here are mostly opportunistic. But a small number are somewhat knowledgeable and look hard for...
04-10-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have done both downtube and toptube. How...

I have done both downtube and toptube.

How permanent/temporary is this? The more permanent it is, the more you want it to look nice and not snag on anything. The more temporary it is, the less...
04-10-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,420
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think we are both right. ...

I think we are both right.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magneto

... It is categorized as a form of alternator, although it is usually considered distinct ...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I built up my Rohloff bike I had to decide...

When I built up my Rohloff bike I had to decide what chainring size to buy. I decided that I wanted a cadence of 72 at 3.5 mph for my lowest gear. Calculated what chainring I needed based on that. If...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Interesting colors. I think that is a Tubus...

Interesting colors. I think that is a Tubus rack, do not think I have ever seen a white one before.

Very nice job on the fender installation, everything looks evenly spaced.

Most of my racks...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 773
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My first tour was four days with a co-worker. We...

My first tour was four days with a co-worker. We drove almost a thousand miles to the starting point, it would have made so much more sense to do what you are doing, stay close to home for the first...
04-10-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Mostly commercial. That is an Edelux extra tall...

Mostly commercial. That is an Edelux extra tall bracket (possibly the same as the B&M extra tall bracket?), but I bent it upwards a bit to get the light higher above the tire, thus in that regards it...
04-09-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Bummer that you do not have canti brake mounts on...

Bummer that you do not have canti brake mounts on that fork.

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04-09-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,420
Posted By Tourist in MSN

No problem running the wheel without being hooked...

No problem running the wheel without being hooked up to anything.

Backwards, I am not familiar with your brand, I assume no problem but can't say for sure.

It is an AC alternator, nothing more....
04-09-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you just figured out why a lot of people...

I think you just figured out why a lot of people post photos on this forum of their home made brackets that keep the light right side up, but allow the light to be mounted below a rack.

I see you...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 932
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Tires, my spare tire if I carry one is...

Tires, my spare tire if I carry one is lightweight and intended to be good enough to get me to a bike shop, not a heavy replacement.

A couple years ago I picked up another spare tire at a swap...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 932
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Backpacking and canoeing I have generally gone...

Backpacking and canoeing I have generally gone with self inflating sleeping pads like Thermarest, shorty versions. But they do not fit well in a pannier, bike touring or kayaking I use air mattress...
04-08-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,420
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am happy enough with it that I recently bought...

I am happy enough with it that I recently bought a second one. I like the metal housing. The mounting connection is plastic, but it looks like a really good plastic.
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Generically I think a bag in front of your body,...

Generically I think a bag in front of your body, like a handlebar bag or a bikepacking harness for a drybag below the bars should not be that bad aerodynamically, it acts like a windbreak for your...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,499
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A bike that came with 25mm tires is probably more...

A bike that came with 25mm tires is probably more likely to have a frame clearance problem than a rim width problem. Look closely at your bike to see what your clearance is, both front and rear.
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you should do a couple weekend trips on...

I think you should do a couple weekend trips on what you have. Then if you enjoyed it, start thinking about other tires.

There are several different tire sizes that have been referred to as 26...
04-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,420
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am guessing that is a hour and a half ride, and...

I am guessing that is a hour and a half ride, and you ride it frequently. Thus, you need a good light. I am pretty happy with the B&M IQ-XS. If you buy it in USA, probably over $100 USD.

If you...
Forum: Touring
04-06-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I did that in spring 2013, there were three...

When I did that in spring 2013, there were three of us. We all thought our tires were adequate, we had 35, 47 and 50mm in width. And we were riding through puddles with several days of rain, hauling...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is my understanding that some parts of the...

It is my understanding that some parts of the Appalachians can have very steep hills. My only experience in that area is GAP and C&O, those are fairly flat so I have no direct experience with the...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not have first hand experience on this...

I do not have first hand experience on this topic.

But a couple that used to be my neighbor had hiked the entire AT together. I think it really helped them bond.

And a friend of mine in college...
04-05-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not own one, so I could be in error, but I...

I do not own one, so I could be in error, but I think that taillight senses a rapid reduction in frequency of the AC electric supply, that would imply that the front wheel is slowing rapidly. I have...
Forum: Touring
04-04-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,191
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Reminds me of some lunches I had last summer...

Reminds me of some lunches I had last summer during some longer one day bike rides, but I also remembered to bring the wine.

...
04-04-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I sure enjoy taking time to give a thoughtful...

I sure enjoy taking time to give a thoughtful answer to someone's question, and find out later that the person asking was too busy to give correct information in their question in the first place.
04-04-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you have some tools and a piece of angle...

If you have some tools and a piece of angle aluminum, I made a mount from some angle aluminum, mount it low enough that if a bag on top of the rack hangs over the back of the rack that it does not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A change in gear won't help, if the wheel spins...

A change in gear won't help, if the wheel spins when you are trying to pedal up a steep hill, you have to walk and push the bike up the hill. Different rear tire might help if it lacks grip on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I roll the bike for one wheel revolution, measure...

I roll the bike for one wheel revolution, measure that distance, enter into computer. I do not find it to be that difficult. Start with the valve stem at the lowest point, then roll for one...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My error, a posting a few weeks ago said that a...

My error, a posting a few weeks ago said that a Diverge is carbon, I did not realize that one bike model comes in a choice of aluminum or carbon frames. I knew that Trek had started offering...
Forum: Touring
04-02-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few weeks ago there was someone else asking...

A few weeks ago there was someone else asking about putting racks on that bike, I did not look at it close, not sure if they said anything about a front rack....
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,191
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never had a quick release work loose...

I have never had a quick release work loose either.

When touring, I usually use bolt on skewers instead of quick release. I get the plain ones that use a 5mm allen wrench, not one that uses a...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Another option, I think that if you get on the...

Another option, I think that if you get on the train at a luggage stop, and transfer in Chicago to Milwaukee, I assume Milwaukee is also a luggage stop, you could box your bike and check it as one of...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,191
Posted By Tourist in MSN

So, YOU are the reason that bike manufacturers...

So, YOU are the reason that bike manufacturers want all of us to use through axles instead of quick release.

If bikes and related supplies are as hard to find in PEI as they are in USA these days,...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not like any layovers anywhere that are less...

I do not like any layovers anywhere that are less than 45 minutes, and that is airports where I do not have to move a bike from one train to the next. I would want over an hour to change trains in...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not try to sync Komoots with my GPS. I...

I do not try to sync Komoots with my GPS. I loaded Komoots at home (Wisconsin) and used it in Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island) and had no trouble using the free version, that was in June...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Interesting, 2013 is the year when I decided to...

Interesting, 2013 is the year when I decided to build up a Rohloff bike, S&S couplers, and 26 inch wheels. In my selection process, I planned to build the bike myself, my choice boiled down to Pangea...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The bikes that I have built up from parts all...

The bikes that I have built up from parts all used friction for front shifter. I am not saying it is better that way, but it worked for me.

The only bikes I have with an indexed front derailleur...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,191
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If it helps any, there are 7 calories per gram of...

If it helps any, there are 7 calories per gram of ethanol, but that is not an advisable choice for complete replacement of all calories consumed on a hard ride.

When I rode Cabot Trail, I did not...
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