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Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 413
Posted By seeker333

A lot of so-called myths started out as fairly...

A lot of so-called myths started out as fairly accurate anecdotal reports which unfortunately persisted years after builders had revised flawed designs and largely solved the initial problem. My...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 413
Posted By seeker333

I do the same instinctively once I have ridden...

I do the same instinctively once I have ridden that particular bike for a time. However, when you're in a busy urban area, with lots of traffic and phone-distracted jaywalkers, and you're making a...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 413
Posted By seeker333

^ Yes, hella toe overlap.

^ Yes, hella toe overlap.
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By seeker333

It is not difficult to "fix up" an old bike and...

It is not difficult to "fix up" an old bike and end up with the cost the same as a new one, so you really need to focus on this point.

Between the two I lean towards the Cdale because it will be...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 413
Posted By seeker333

Order a Kona Sutra and start riding it asap, with...

Order a Kona Sutra and start riding it asap, with a training load.

I could tell you why you'd likely be better off with a 26" LHT or Disc Trucker, but several others have already hit the key...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By seeker333

^ Yes, I'm the same, 10.5 US size street shoes,...

^ Yes, I'm the same, 10.5 US size street shoes, 44.5-45 cycling shoe, 10 sandal (Shimano, Chaco, etc).

OP, best strategy for buying shoes (or anything) is purchase from merchant with free returns...
Forum: Touring
01-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By seeker333

Years ago Shimano sandals were not overly large,...

Years ago Shimano sandals were not overly large, I had two pairs. Something must have changed.

Speaking of change, Keen discontinued cycling-capable (with clipless cleat mount) sandals 3-4 years...
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,198
Posted By seeker333

A 1x drivetrain is fine for loaded touring if a....

A 1x drivetrain is fine for loaded touring if a. you use a MTB crank which will accommodate a low tooth count chainring so as to achieve an adequately low final gear (17-25 gear-inches depending on...
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By seeker333

A 2cm shorter fork will result in approximately a...

A 2cm shorter fork will result in approximately a 2 degree steeper head tube and seat tube angle. Also BB height will decrease by a bit less than 1 cm. If the subject bike already has a low BB...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By seeker333

$26 Thanksgiving meal in Pattaya (and store...

$26 Thanksgiving meal in Pattaya (and store selling pre-cooked Butterball turkeys for 3300 baht !!!). In the USA and Thailand, Thanksgiving is increasingly more about money (Black Friday baby) than...
Forum: Touring
11-28-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By seeker333

Your bike does not appear to have provisions to...

Your bike does not appear to have provisions to attach racks and panniers. One practical alternative for such a bike is a cargo trailer, such as a BoB Yak or Burley Nomad, linked below. I don't know...
Forum: Touring
11-25-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,311
Posted By seeker333

^ It looks more like 75-80mm to me. Regardless,...

^ It looks more like 75-80mm to me. Regardless, some owners will certainly have to use a short stem with the 2020 Kona Sutra due to the long TT. Standover height is a bit high too; it's 2cm higher...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,915
Posted By seeker333

You guys do know you're responding to a...

You guys do know you're responding to a 15-month-old thread, right?
Forum: Touring
11-20-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By seeker333

You should research and consider Ortlieb Roller...

You should research and consider Ortlieb Roller City panniers. They are essentially Roller Classics a. without shoulder straps or interior pocket, b. without the extra material needed to overload...
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By seeker333

eBay - 56cm Surly LHT Deluxe bike

A rare LHT Deluxe popped up in my eBay feed today - it's not mine, and I don't know the seller:
...
Forum: Touring
11-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By seeker333

This hasn't been necessary on decent quality...

This hasn't been necessary on decent quality frames for several years.

Get the LBS to press in headset. You can DIY with wood blocks, padding materials, another set of hands and preferably a...
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,690
Posted By seeker333

I used these regularly back in the 1980s. They...

I used these regularly back in the 1980s. They were obsoleted by wide adoption of the microwave oven, and associated changes to food.
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By seeker333

I used Park glueless patches years ago for ~6...

I used Park glueless patches years ago for ~6 months, nearly all of the patches I used came off/leaked. Maybe they have improved....
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,430
Posted By seeker333

Sony a6000 ...

Sony a6000 ...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,431
Posted By seeker333

Have you considered the Surly Crosscheck? It's...

Have you considered the Surly Crosscheck? It's steel but otherwise meets your criteria. There's also a drop bar/disc brake version of Crosscheck called Straggler. Surly is sold in the EU shops but...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By seeker333

As Doug and others have stated, the derailleur...

As Doug and others have stated, the derailleur hanger on steel frames is part of the frame, and not bolt-on/replaceable because they can be bent back into proper position in the unlikely event of...
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By seeker333

You may be out of luck on that warranty, since...

You may be out of luck on that warranty, since the bike is a 2009:

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/trek_bikes_warranty/

If it's not warrantied, you could buy a Surly LHT frameset (new or...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By seeker333

And now for something completely different...

For $1200-2000 electric unicycle will carry <300lbs ~40-60 miles at ~15-25mph on a single charge, varies by mfg/model. Recharges from 10-100% in ~4-8 hrs. Weighs ~40-50 lbs, may air travel...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,834
Posted By seeker333

Cannondale's earlier MTB frames (wider tires =...

Cannondale's earlier MTB frames (wider tires = wider CS gap) had a dimple on the DS CS.

I recently watched a YT about Koga's latest tourer where the vlogger raved about it's new "smooth welds" and...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,834
Posted By seeker333

This info perhaps too late, but OP should know...

This info perhaps too late, but OP should know traditional brake housing incorporates an internal spiral, flat steel wire. Once you've cut housing to length, you need to file the corner off the steel...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,834
Posted By seeker333

I do not recall the differences between the...

I do not recall the differences between the various SD models, and they appear to be discontinued, as SRAM/Avid website lists only disc brakes now. I do recall that I once bought SD5s to save a few...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,834
Posted By seeker333

I'm glad you are informed. If you don't like the...

I'm glad you are informed. If you don't like the Shimano Vs, then take a look at Avid SD (single digit) 7 brakes, I've used them for for a long time/many miles, they are an excellent rim brake.
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,834
Posted By seeker333

You might need some new brake levers (long pull)...

You might need some new brake levers (long pull) to go with those V brakes (long pull). Also a good idea to replace cable and housing if old/worn/dirty.
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By seeker333

Tubus Cargo was originally made differently at...

Tubus Cargo was originally made differently at the dropout mount, it was revised a few years back and renamed Cargo Evo. The original style is still available, it is called Cargo Classic:
...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By seeker333

You object to look of external or internal...

You object to look of external or internal seatstay rack mounts but are OK with P-clamps? How are P-clamps less ugly than building the frame in the normal fashion? Do you intend to use this touring...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,759
Posted By seeker333

12 years old .............

12 years old .............
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By seeker333

Lynskey's annual fall liquidation

Lynskey is selling their Backroad touring frame on eBay again, same low starting price as last year. It must be Fall:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163863746755

Use eBay search for Lynskey Backroad...
Forum: Touring
09-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By seeker333

Here's how you interpret Surly LHT/DT stampings...

Here's how you interpret Surly LHT/DT stampings (from an old post):

"My 2006 LHT (not a Deluxe) had the serial number M6012345 (M for Maxway, 6 for 2006, followed by 6 digits which I believe are a...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By seeker333

For a rear rack, I second the recommendation of...

For a rear rack, I second the recommendation of Tubus Cargo. I had a Tubus Cargo Classic on my Disc Trucker (DT), it fit perfectly in minutes. I'm not sure the more-widely-available-in-USA Ergo...
Forum: Touring
08-24-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By seeker333

https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/rainwear/pro-...

https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/rainwear/pro-route-cape-one-size

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/jackets/carradice-pro-route-cycle-cape/?geoc=US
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By seeker333

https://www.icetrikes.co/

https://www.icetrikes.co/
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By seeker333

I've used Assos, Body Glide, Bag Balm, Chamois...

I've used Assos, Body Glide, Bag Balm, Chamois Butt'r, and Vaseline. They all work better than nothing for longer/frequent bicycling. For short rides I generally use nothing at all. Assos works well...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By seeker333

I have a Frostline Parsenn Ski Jacket, made by my...

I have a Frostline Parsenn Ski Jacket, made by my Mother in ~1977. The goose down would fly out of the insulating baffles with the slightest touch, which together with the slick fabric made it a...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,104
Posted By seeker333

Metro by Tmobile aka MetroPCS's "unlimited" $60...

Metro by Tmobile aka MetroPCS's "unlimited" $60 plan is limited to 15GB of hotspot 4g data per month:

https://www.metrobyt-mobile.com/shop/plans

Verizon actually has better prepaid/no...
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,932
Posted By seeker333

TL;DR version: no My BB7 rotors have never...

TL;DR version: no

My BB7 rotors have never developed anything more than microscopic scores - even magnified 10x they look tiny - but I no longer bicycle off pavement or in winter rain/snow. I...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,932
Posted By seeker333

Your rotors are likely in good condition. Replace...

Your rotors are likely in good condition. Replace pads with new Avid pads.

BB7 calipers cause the brake pads to wear in an uneven manner - they quickly lose their flat braking surface, so that the...
Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,797
Posted By seeker333

It's funny how our "problems" resolve.

It's funny how our "problems" resolve.
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By seeker333

It's not the type of tubing that makes a frameset...

It's not the type of tubing that makes a frameset more rigid, rather the tubing diameter (and to lesser extent tubing wall thickness) that increases rigidity. Diameter of downtube, top tube, stays,...
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By seeker333

My experience is that MTB shoes are more walkable...

My experience is that MTB shoes are more walkable than road shoes, because their soles usually have raised lugs which prevent the clipless pedal system cleat from contacting the floor/ground surface....
Forum: Touring
07-11-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,133
Posted By seeker333

Have you tried a recumbent trike?

Have you tried a recumbent trike?
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,939
Posted By seeker333

I shipped a bike by FedEx recently. Had all kinds...

I shipped a bike by FedEx recently. Had all kinds of trouble - they directed me to three different locations to dropoff bike, then they couldn't print a label in their office building full of...
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By seeker333

I'll never do it. Looks like this would be brutal...

I'll never do it. Looks like this would be brutal unloaded. Your 10% estimate may be low:
...
Forum: Touring
06-30-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,051
Posted By seeker333

^ Good on ya. YEAR OLD THREAD RESURRECTION...

^ Good on ya.

YEAR OLD THREAD RESURRECTION WARNING
Forum: Touring
06-29-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,125
Posted By seeker333

Road hubs have an OLD (over locknut distance...

Road hubs have an OLD (over locknut distance (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html), or spacing between dropouts) of 130mm, and Mtb hubs have an OLD of 135mm. Consequently MTB hubs...
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,311
Posted By seeker333

It is likely that few people own this bike, then...

It is likely that few people own this bike, then actually built it out for loaded touring (racks, fenders, pump, lighting, lock), and fewer still would have weighed it after this preparation. Many...
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