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Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 654
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I concur with those that suggest 36 spoke count....

I concur with those that suggest 36 spoke count. I do not know how much stronger a 36 is compared to a 32, but the rear wheel takes a lot of weight and there is no excuse to use less than 36.

I...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 654
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think the stock gearing now is pretty good. A...

I think the stock gearing now is pretty good. A decade or decade and a half ago the cranksets on new touring bikes often were road triples, they lacked the low gearing you need. But the manufacturers...
Forum: Touring
11-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 723
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It looks like it could take a road shoe cleat...

It looks like it could take a road shoe cleat that uses three bolts or a two bolt mountain bike cleat like SPD cleats.

There are four screw holes for the two bolt cleats, that is so you can use...
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Alternatives depends on what type of touring you...

Alternatives depends on what type of touring you plan to do. The bike in the photo had 700c wheels, Schwalbe 37mm Marathon tires, fenders, canti brakes, triple crank, and brifters. I can't tell if...
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tourist in MSN

3 mph, not a problem but is not very smooth. 2...

3 mph, not a problem but is not very smooth. 2 mph, no.

46/19, no warranty problem, that is a 2.42 ratio that is within Rohloff specifications. For touring, my ratio is 2.25 and for riding near...
Forum: Touring
11-15-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your ratio is 1.77, Rohloff sets a minimum of 1.9...

Your ratio is 1.77, Rohloff sets a minimum of 1.9 for most cyclists. I hope you do not need any warranty work on your Rohloff. Click on it where it says - Smallest permittable sprocket ratios...
Forum: Touring
11-14-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,122
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A couple years ago I did the ACA Big Bend van...

A couple years ago I did the ACA Big Bend van supported trip in West Texas. Second night, I accidentally rode my bike into the campsite instead of getting off the bike while still on pavement and...
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do you already own the bike or not? Generally a...

Do you already own the bike or not? Generally a drop bar bike uses shorter top tube than a bike for more upright bars. Based on that I would say if you already own the bike, get the bars that would...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,678
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are lots of bike touring terms that are...

There are lots of bike touring terms that are tossed around that have no formal definition since there is no official body like UCI that approves definitions.

So, it means whatever you think it...
11-09-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sometimes I can get my Garmin to accept it if I...

Sometimes I can get my Garmin to accept it if I put several routing points very close to each other. On the map on my computer (using Garmin Mapsource that is no longer supported by Garmin)...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Then you probably have your answer. I would not...

Then you probably have your answer. I would not be able to tour on that combination of gears, but that might work great for you. I suspect you are a high cadence rider and do not apply a lot of...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,122
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you should buy some tires that can be...

I think you should buy some tires that can be replaced with a small tire lever or two. There is debris on the side of the road and you might have a flat, or might not. I used tires that have some...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Since you previously ran a 48/34, you could have...

Since you previously ran a 48/34, you could have easily ridden the bike for several days in only the 34 to figure out if that was a realistic option. My road bike has a 50/34 compact double, I can...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Agree with Robow, a high gear of mid 80s gear...

Agree with Robow, a high gear of mid 80s gear inches is pretty low.

I have one touring bike that I set up with a high gear of 85.1 gear inches for touring and on shallow downhills I often wish I...
Forum: Touring
11-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use a rain cover in cool to cold weather for...

I use a rain cover in cool to cold weather for that reason. I spent a month in Iceland a few years ago, I never took my rain cover off of my helmet for the entire trip.

My second photo above in...
11-05-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sort of agree, but should be a multi-strand wire....

Sort of agree, but should be a multi-strand wire.

Telephone wire is a solid conductor, not multi-strand and the solid conductor could easily break at any points where it flexes a lot, like between...
Forum: Touring
11-04-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What is the shifting problem, front or rear or...

What is the shifting problem, front or rear or both?

If it is the front, try a friction shifer.

Several years ago I had some problems shifting and found that I had a lot of dust that had gotten...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Kayakindude showed his Airnimal above, his is the...

Kayakindude showed his Airnimal above, his is the Chameleon. My Airnimal is the Joey.

The Joey is more of a commuter type, mine is an older version, now you can fit a front derailleur on them but...
Forum: Touring
10-31-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,057
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Perhaps if you are looking for a complete frame,...

Perhaps if you are looking for a complete frame, add titanium to your list.

My Lynskey Backroad frame is disc, not rim brake. That is my first and so far my only disc brake bike. I built it up...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In the photo below I have a small platform rack...

In the photo below I have a small platform rack that Nashbar used to make, perhaps they still do? Sunlite made a similar rack too. Those mounted on the canti brake posts, which if your bike is a disc...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,475
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Glad that is working out for you, but that type...

Glad that is working out for you, but that type of rack is not really designed for 40 pounds. You might want to look for a more solid rack that attaches to the frame.

If that rack rotates a bit on...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,239
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In the photo, that was the shortest tour I have...

In the photo, that was the shortest tour I have done in over a decade, only five days and four nights. I carried the food and kitchen for two of us, but one day was restaurant food. When the photo...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,239
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am impressed that you both are that light. I...

I am impressed that you both are that light. I likely would be significantly heavier than that. In summer I usually carry three liters of water at the beginning of the day, that is over six pounds by...
10-17-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In conditions like this, I want really bright...

In conditions like this, I want really bright lights with narrow beams straight behind me, narrow so a lot of the light is not wasted to the sides or above or below.
...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,867
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I also have trekking poles, but they are much...

I also have trekking poles, but they are much longer than would fit in my panniers. If I travel light and do not have a bag on top of the rear rack, I want everything to fit in the panniers.
...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 27,920
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Ten year old thread resurrected.

Ten year old thread resurrected.
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just looked for recently sold Miyatta 1000 on...

I just looked for recently sold Miyatta 1000 on Ebay, saw one sold on Oct 4. If that is the one you got, I did not look at any of the text, only the photos:

Looks like a Brooks Pro saddle. You...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,475
Posted By Tourist in MSN

All of my 700c bikes have toe overlap if I have...

All of my 700c bikes have toe overlap if I have fenders mounted on the bike, but not if I do not have fenders. I use SPD cleated mountain bike shoes that hold my foot position on the pedal. My 700c...
Forum: Touring
10-10-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,475
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It took me about two seconds to see it was small...

It took me about two seconds to see it was small wheels, but I did not guess at the size. The bottom bracket being above axle height is pretty clear that something is going on, usually bottom bracket...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,813
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have only used SPD shoes and never had hot...

I have only used SPD shoes and never had hot spots.

I have heard that if you have hot feet problems, moving your cleats further aft so that your foot is a bit further forward is one option to try....
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,855
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some vintage Swedish stoves could be fitted with...

Some vintage Swedish stoves could be fitted with an alcohol jet. I have an Optimus 111T, and I have seen internet references to an alcohol jet and also needing some form of an air restriction tube to...
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,855
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Don't try charcoal lighter fluid in a stove...

Don't try charcoal lighter fluid in a stove designed for what is commonly known as white gas or I prefer to call it Coleman Fuel because everybody knows what Coleman fuel is.

There is some...
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,855
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Buy another fuel bottle. Some people burn...

Buy another fuel bottle.

Some people burn auto fuel, I almost never do. About three years ago i bought just a bit of auto fuel (less than 25 cents) because I only needed enough for maybe one more...
Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are too many types of "touring" to give you...

There are too many types of "touring" to give you an answer. For example:

On one extreme there are companies that put on trips that they call touring, riding a bike that they provide each day,...
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I only clicked on the first two links you posted,...

I only clicked on the first two links you posted, first was a 1971 Raleigh with 27 inch wheels. I worked in a Raleigh shop in 1973 (yes, I am that old) and I think buying a bike from that era with a...
10-01-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,526
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The HRM chest straps I typically use are not...

The HRM chest straps I typically use are not ANT+, they are an older electronic standard than that. Takes a large coin in a slot in the round battery cover to turn it.

I have a Garmin ANT+ strap,...
Forum: Touring
10-01-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,648
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Over the past few decades there has been a...

Over the past few decades there has been a growing anti-science movement in USA. And as a result of that you have people that feel if you take the Covid precautions that scientists recommend, you...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,552
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I looked at a Shimano exploded diagram, it does...

I looked at a Shimano exploded diagram, it does look like one side has cup and cone bearings. I also watched a youtube video of someone taking a Shimano apart. Bottom line, I decided that if I tried...
Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,648
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you described everyone on this forum.

I think you described everyone on this forum.
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My five week tour in Canadian Maritimes last...

My five week tour in Canadian Maritimes last summer, being from USA I felt zero animosity. Everyone was very welcoming. Even more so when they asked what I thought of the guy in the white house and...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,733
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Touring, I carry two tubes, plus a patch kit....

Touring, I carry two tubes, plus a patch kit. Reason for two tubes is that it is rare, but on occasion I have a blow out. Example, about a month ago I used a new tube in a new tire, while pumping it...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,581
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Reading a post above from Doug64, I thought of...

Reading a post above from Doug64, I thought of this particular campsite I was in. I was the only tent camper, am in the middle of five tent sites at this RV park and campground.

Ground was very...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is about the pressure I use for my 50mm...

That is about the pressure I use for my 50mm tires. A bit less for my 57mm tires. Quite a bit more for my 37 or 40mm.

The narrowest tire that I tour on is 37mm, I think I had those up to 85 psi...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,786
Posted By Tourist in MSN

2. Rear hub, I am quite happy with Shimano M756A...

2. Rear hub, I am quite happy with Shimano M756A rear hub with 36 spokes. You would have to check if it is 11 speed or not, that I do not know. I like the quarter inch steel ball bearing rear hubs...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Power from dynohub and USB charger. I try to be...

Power from dynohub and USB charger. I try to be self sustainable on power, as hunting for outlets in restaurants and campsites is a hassle.

By component, these are all guesses:

I think I get...
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is complicated, I will try to be brief. ...

It is complicated, I will try to be brief.

Yes, dynohubs are in the 6v 3 watt range, but it is an alternator, fast downhills can push that higher. And if you are not using much power, the voltage...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,733
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some time back I wrote up a comparison of the...

Some time back I wrote up a comparison of the Road Morph G and the similar Lezyne pump. These are the most popular for touring....
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,475
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I never camped in Ohio, but I have decades of...

I never camped in Ohio, but I have decades of experience canoe camping in October on the Minnesota/Canada border in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Most of our trips were nine days.

Generally we...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no experience with the Ortlieb add-ons. ...

I have no experience with the Ortlieb add-ons.

Putting stuff in a mesh bag during the day while you ride will not make it drier, but it will not get a moldy odor which is why I do the mesh bag...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Chain catcher. Photo is not that great, it is the...

Chain catcher. Photo is not that great, it is the black thing that has a band around the seat tube, it keeps the chain from dropping inside the granny chainring.
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