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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By Brian25

thumb issue

I believe that you are in the best position to determine that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By Brian25

Without any history about you, it will be...

Without any history about you, it will be difficult to give advise, but I can say from my experience that your issue may not be bicycle related. I have been a cyclist for over forty years and...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By Brian25

It sounds like you have yet to ride a full loaded...

It sounds like you have yet to ride a full loaded bike. Depending on the final weight, You will find that it does take more muscle to move a loaded bike. I recommend riding it fully loaded every...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,450
Posted By Brian25

I built my first wheelset in '76. As bike store...

I built my first wheelset in '76. As bike store owner/ mechanic. I have built up plenty of wheels. The problem is that I became addicted to wholesale pricing/ blow out/ unbelievable blow out deals...
05-27-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Brian25

A 54 cm top tube for someon nearly 6' is actually...

A 54 cm top tube for someon nearly 6' is actually really short . I am 5" shorter and ride with a 52 to 54 tt . with a 9- 10 cm stem. Try out some bikes with a 58 tt. (more in the normal range).
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,868
Posted By Brian25

Pocket shower

Pocket shower
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Brian25

Is it your size? Nothing worse than being stuck...

Is it your size? Nothing worse than being stuck on an uncomfortable/ wrong sized bike. Good luck.
Forum: Touring
05-18-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,415
Posted By Brian25

Well let's see... I went touring with my romantic...

Well let's see... I went touring with my romantic partner over thirty years ago and we are still together, so I must be doing something right. I have three suggestions.
A) make sure that her bike...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By Brian25

I doubt that posting this, that the bottom of...

I doubt that posting this, that the bottom of this problem will be solved. As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years and a mechanic for many more, I believe that if you are not able to figure out...
Forum: Touring
05-03-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,000
Posted By Brian25

There are potentially a lot of factors here. If...

There are potentially a lot of factors here. If you wrote in and said you are a 4'- 10" (short) 85 pound woman touring with 20 pounds of gear, I would say don't worry about it, go for it.
I have...
05-02-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Brian25

Saddle tilt. It does not take very much of a...

Saddle tilt. It does not take very much of a downward tilted saddle to increase your hand pressure. Check your seat tilt with a level with your bike on a flat surface.
Forum: Touring
05-02-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By Brian25

smear campign?

I have been looking at CGOAB for over 10 years, now, where/ when was this smear campaign???
what sort of thing(s) did this Armin say?
I did hear about some sort of uproar that Gunton was a big...
04-24-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Brian25

You need to get to the bottom of this problem or...

You need to get to the bottom of this problem or you could / most likely will have the same problem even with a new crankset. I know a lot because I build track bikes/ have had to deal with chain...
04-23-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Brian25

The bottom bracket width goes with the crank...

The bottom bracket width goes with the crank arms. State is telling you what bottom bracket width went with the old cranks. If you could go bacwards in time.. I would have suggested truing the...
04-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By Brian25

You are going to have to consider a potential...

You are going to have to consider a potential chain angle.issue. The doube crank will be narrower than the triple. In the 26 to 30 inch typical boom tube length this might be an issue.
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,711
Posted By Brian25

You take the number of front chain ring teeth,...

You take the number of front chain ring teeth, divide it by the number of teeth on the rear cog/ sprocket and then multiply that by the wheel diameter. This will give you gear inches. Now to...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,052
Posted By Brian25

Your best bet is to give your L.B.S. a call. ...

Your best bet is to give your L.B.S. a call. Some of the pricing is going to be dependent on what level parts you would want them to build it up with. Outside of a group set there are other...
Forum: Touring
02-25-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Brian25

Admittedly I have not done that route, but in...

Admittedly I have not done that route, but in actuality it does not matter. Yea, you need to worry about weather. You are embarking at the end of the touring season. If it turns out that you...
02-11-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Brian25

I am 6" shorter than you and generally ride bikes...

I am 6" shorter than you and generally ride bikes with a 42 to a 44 cm seat tube. I am going to guess that if your seat height is adjusted properly that you will have an awful lot of seat post...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By Brian25

Geez. $8,000 dollars to camp out while touring...

Geez. $8,000 dollars to camp out while touring across the country. You know, it's not that difficult to find camping spots by yourself. I'd be down with doing it myself and do it for easily...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Brian25

There are some you tube videos of tourists doing...

There are some you tube videos of tourists doing tours like that.
Forum: Touring
01-15-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Brian25

Check out the weather as to when you might want...

Check out the weather as to when you might want to go, as this is in northern Spain, and it tends to be cold. I am going over there at the end of March, but I decided on southern Spain because it's...
Forum: Touring
12-22-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Brian25

seeking maps and possible comanion for Spain, France & Italy

I am planning a tour in Spain, France and Italy. and am looking for good physical paper maps that hopefully show less traveled, or and wide shouldered roads or/ and bike ways (paved or gravel.) ...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

I think that you have too much time on your hands...

I think that you have too much time on your hands and now are starting to use your interpretation to twist what I am saying so you can remedy all your free time with creating drama on this post. ...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

I could see how you could reach that conclusion,...

I could see how you could reach that conclusion, but it's a little more complicated. An example:

In To Santos I found a water spicket in front of someones house. I filled my pocket shower...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

CLARIFICATION: Everyone has a different idea...

CLARIFICATION: Everyone has a different idea about what bike packing is. After a better introduction, I will dive into the Bike packing definition is or at least my version of it.
...
Forum: Touring
12-04-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

Originally Posted by Brian25 View Post...

Originally Posted by Brian25 View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1189344-help-me-bikepacking.html#post21230728)
1.0 lb Pocket shower, backpack, rope shower floor/ ground cover and flip...
12-04-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,290
Posted By Brian25

I tend to loose motivation to respond to...

I tend to loose motivation to respond to sarcastic trolls
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

Great insight and advice, everyone. I am trying...

Great insight and advice, everyone. I am trying to use some organizational skills; lets see how this works. I am a bit overloaded with all of the ideas/ comments/ feedback. Before I start I just...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

Thank you for your nice comments. O.K. Even...

Thank you for your nice comments. O.K. Even though I listed my gear and weights, I am not necessarily trying to loose weight with the gear. Truth be told that I must disclose that at 5-6", I used...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

Oh yea, all my stuff fits just fine in my...

Oh yea, all my stuff fits just fine in my panniers. I put on the bike clothing in the left front, so as the day goes (usually warms up) I can shed clothing and put them in the easily accessible left...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

Since I do frame building, I took an older 26"...

Since I do frame building, I took an older 26" wheeled Bridgestone mountain bike, disc cut most of the frame up. I reconfigured it with a lower bottom bracket (45mm drop.) this was to make it to...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

Quote: Originally Posted by Brian25 View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian25 View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1189344-help-me-bikepacking.html#post21230728)
I use about 90% of my gear daily. I am not one of those people...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

In 2006, I was in a ladder slide out accident...

In 2006, I was in a ladder slide out accident where I broke both of my heels quite massively, as a result, I lost a lot of my planter and dorsey flection in my feet. I have had a bit of problem...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

O.K. --- we are off to a good start, because if I...

O.K. --- we are off to a good start, because if I used those water bottle holders, that would free up my frame triangle to have a (small) frame bag. Can those be mounted forward, because my top tube...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By Brian25

Help me with bikepacking

Hi,
I recently wrote in this forum that I classified bike packing as a type of credit card touring. I did not mean to ruffle any feathers.
Maybe some of you seasoned bike packers can clue me in....
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,953
Posted By Brian25

Sometimes I would like to make it manditory that...

Sometimes I would like to make it manditory that when someone writes Bicycle touring, they clarify A) credit card touring B) fully loaded/ self sustained (I hate calling it contained, because you...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,637
Posted By Brian25

You may be onto something as to your comment...

You may be onto something as to your comment about age because I am 58.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-28-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By Brian25

Looks really bad.... RUN

Looks really bad.... RUN
11-14-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By Brian25

I am 5' - 6". I used to cyclocross on a 54 cm...

I am 5' - 6". I used to cyclocross on a 54 cm (way too big). I have downsized to 42cm (much better). I think that you should find a store with some sub 40 cm bikes if at all possible, and try...
11-13-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,046
Posted By Brian25

In 1977, I lived less than a mile away from a...

In 1977, I lived less than a mile away from a bike shop. I found an old 3 speed frame that I dumpster dived, so along with some wheels and stuff, all I needed to buy was the fixed cog. That got me...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Brian25

Calling around to bike shops is your best option....

Calling around to bike shops is your best option. You are going to " road cycling paradise" I lived there for 18 yrs and rode up to 12,000 miles/ yr on the peninsula. There are no gravel roads...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By Brian25

Please take notice that I added to my original...

Please take notice that I added to my original post.
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By Brian25

I toured from Cabo northward last spring. The...

I toured from Cabo northward last spring. The ride along the west cost to Todos Santos is really nice (65 miles). The roads are fine, traffic is ok at signals. You will need to be super careful at...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Brian25

I always look at the tour duration to how long is...

I always look at the tour duration to how long is it going to get there ratio. Since you are only talking about two weeks, I would not recommend traveling really far. Cancun / Yucatan area would...
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Brian25

I do not see any route 445, not sure if it's a...

I do not see any route 445, not sure if it's a typo?
Forum: Touring
10-18-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,481
Posted By Brian25

Tioga Pass coming down from Yosemite. 55mph

Tioga Pass coming down from Yosemite. 55mph
10-16-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By Brian25

Dropping your heels makes a huge difference.

Dropping your heels makes a huge difference.
10-14-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By Brian25

You have to be really careful about shopping for...

You have to be really careful about shopping for a tent. There are no regulations on what manufacturers claim on sizing. I have this one tent that measures (from the staking points) 1 meter by 2...
10-06-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,038
Posted By Brian25

Beyond being described as "short" ---- More...

Beyond being described as "short" ---- More specifically, she's how tall**********
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