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Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,771
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: 1,816
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: 1,816
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: 29
Views: 2,835
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: 12
Views: 1,069
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: 1,124
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: 1,620
Posted By seeker333

Have you tried a recumbent trike?

Have you tried a recumbent trike?
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,248
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: 797
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: 1,564
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: 3,257
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: 27
Views: 6,660
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...
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By seeker333

"the 520 is geared a little lower and has...

"the 520 is geared a little lower and has slightly longer chainstays"

Keep the Trek - it looks to be an early-to-mid-90s welded model, I think these were still made in WI. Plus it's already got...
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By seeker333

Lynskey Backroad size ML frame with CF fork

This is not my sell. I got an email alert on this tourer which looks like a good deal presently at $565 shipped, but won't end at that price with 100 people watching auction. Condition appears to be...
Forum: Touring
06-21-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,098
Posted By seeker333

I haven't been to Trilium Lake, and it doesn't...

I haven't been to Trilium Lake, and it doesn't look like much of a lake to me, but it's only ~1 mile downhill from GC.

I suggest instead heading up Mt Hood to the Lodge and go skiing...
06-18-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By seeker333

You should always have a spare rear wheel ready...

You should always have a spare rear wheel ready to install so you don't miss a bike ride. Don't worry about front wheels, if you ride often they will accumulate until you have two or three fronts...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,263
Posted By seeker333

Once you've defined a route and started the...

Once you've defined a route and started the navigation process, a route distance is prominently displayed and continuously updated (some software also has an estimate of time remaining as well,...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,358
Posted By seeker333

These long chainstay (CS) MTBs were made for a...

These long chainstay (CS) MTBs were made for a very short time (because it turns out long CS suck for MTBing), by 1987 or 1988 they all had 42.5cm CS. Good luck finding a 35-year-old bike in your...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By seeker333

The Soma bar (50mm rise) is clearly intended for...

The Soma bar (50mm rise) is clearly intended for bikes with inadequate steerer tube length, a situation arising with older bicyclists and older threaded headset bikes. You can fit a more std drop bar...
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,263
Posted By seeker333

There are several free or low cost GPS Nav apps...

There are several free or low cost GPS Nav apps which utilize offline maps that you download beforehand in anticipation of need of specific map. Once you have the maps, all you need is a GPS signal,...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By seeker333

Zombie threads are more common since a fairly...

Zombie threads are more common since a fairly recent website software update. For many years the OP date was listed immediately below OP's username on the subforum page. A year or two ago an update...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,835
Posted By seeker333

^ Good tip! From above linked page: ...

^ Good tip! From above linked page:
...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,835
Posted By seeker333

Why not ask CoMotion...

Why not ask CoMotion (https://co-motion.com/pages/contact-us) - they probably sell as many belted touring bikes as anyone. Darren Alff has been touring a lot on a belted Co-Motion for two years now,...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By seeker333

It's a year-old-thread, OP's trip probably...

It's a year-old-thread, OP's trip probably already passed.
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,436
Posted By seeker333

There are likely dozens of NA tent makers...

There are likely dozens of NA tent makers utilizing silnylon. Here's one that started the transition to silnylon construction:

https://www.tarptent.com/
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By seeker333

I've used SRAM Rocket Shorty twist shifters with...

I've used SRAM Rocket Shorty twist shifters with Shimano 9s drivetrain for 19 years on four bikes. SRAM quit making them at least 10 years ago, so I bought extras when sellers cut price to dump...
06-07-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,645
Posted By seeker333

Yes, evidently only LEO cyclists are entitled to...

Yes, evidently only LEO cyclists are entitled to this sort of law enforcement. I would have liked to have been a bike cop a week ago when someone in a Dodge Ram "rolled coal" on me when I was out on...
Forum: Touring
06-07-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By seeker333

Grand Expedition (GE) has not debuted in the...

Grand Expedition (GE) has not debuted in the marketplace yet, and probably won't until July/August, and then you'll have to order it from one of the small number of Euro shops that will initially...
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By seeker333

I'd go with the second pictured bike with the MTB...

I'd go with the second pictured bike with the MTB crankset. You can not underestimate the utility of low gearing for loaded touring.
Forum: Touring
06-05-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By seeker333

I ended up buying a Top Shelf short...

I ended up buying a Top Shelf short (https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/top-shelf-bike-short.html), along with a sample pack of Chamois Buttr, $40 total shipped to me after the 20% discount. I've ridden...
06-04-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,115
Posted By seeker333

You should grab your tensiometer and test that...

You should grab your tensiometer and test that theory.

I have 8 cracked holes, all drive side, rear wheel. My Park tensiometer shows they all still have pretty good tension, and relative to the...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By seeker333

A dent may be nothing more than a detraction from...

A dent may be nothing more than a detraction from appearance, a blemish.

A deep gouge near a joint may serve as a stress riser (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_concentration) which over time...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By seeker333

Centurion Pro Tour does not have long chainstays...

Centurion Pro Tour does not have long chainstays (1979 had 430mm CS (http://velobase.com/CatalogScans/Centurion-catalog-full79.pdf)), large squarish rear bags may not work without heel-strike,...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By seeker333

Selfie tourism evidently is the new thing to do....

Selfie tourism evidently is the new thing to do. Listening to NPR program this morning, I heard some National Park visitation has increased dramatically due to folks making their way there for the...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By seeker333

1mm is a pretty deep gouge considering the tubing...

1mm is a pretty deep gouge considering the tubing wall thickness is only a bit over 1mm thick at the butts (the thick wall section at tubing ends where tubes are joined by welding or brazing). Wall...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By seeker333

Folk Art Center to MM is 31.5 mi, 5800' climbing,...

Folk Art Center to MM is 31.5 mi, 5800' climbing, one way. Craggy Gardens to MM is 13.9 mi, 2200' climbing, one way. Plus several overlooks along the way you could park.

Best time to do lots of...
Forum: Touring
05-25-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,224
Posted By seeker333

Specialized bike boxes must substitute cellulose...

Specialized bike boxes must substitute cellulose fiber content with carbon fiber, because the one I got free from my LBS recently had been to China, UT, FL, NC and MI, based on the affixed old...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By seeker333

ED coating does not assure protection against...

ED coating does not assure protection against corrosion - it does not produce a complete, uniform coating on 100% of the the tube interior surfaces. Surly started using ED coating for all their...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By seeker333

You may want to consider rustproofing your XC...

You may want to consider rustproofing your XC frameset before you build it. There are aerosol products like Boeshield and Weigle Framesaver you just spray in thru whatever hole you can find. These...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,479
Posted By seeker333

The PowerGrips I linked in #111...

The PowerGrips I linked in #111 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=111) will work with most street shoes. Their retention mechanism is simple - your shoe goes in at an...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By seeker333

Annual 20% off sale at Aerotechdesigns

I am not associated with ATD and receive no compensation for this endorsement (I wish I did). I simply have used their shorts & bibs for ~15 years now and can attest that they make an excellent...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,744
Posted By seeker333

I would buy Cambium before another classic...

I would buy Cambium before another classic leather Brooks, so yes, it it not bad advice at all.



There are a few times I wish I had Mod permissions, this being one of them.
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,479
Posted By seeker333

Yep, Frogs are MTB pedals but they're also great...

Yep, Frogs are MTB pedals but they're also great for all-around road use. The cleat has a low height so you can walk in your bike shoes more naturally than some road shoe/cleat combinations. Frogs...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,744
Posted By seeker333

^^^ I think he likely made a decision about nine...

^^^ I think he likely made a decision about nine years ago...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 33,744
Posted By seeker333

It must be newb / resurrect old thread day. ...

It must be newb / resurrect old thread day.

NEVER use anything except Brooks Proofide, and use that very sparingly.

Anything else is very likely to ruin the saddle. Softening the leather of a...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,661
Posted By seeker333

NINE YEAR OLD THREAD WARNING Cheap tents are...

NINE YEAR OLD THREAD WARNING

Cheap tents are often false economy - it's money wasted that could have been put towards the inevitable better replacement tent.
...
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,479
Posted By seeker333

Velcro straps are one of the more dangerous...

Velcro straps are one of the more dangerous options, even more so than decent toe clips.

Nowadays many use clipless pedals. There is a short learning period where you may fall over a couple times...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By seeker333

If I were buying a bike, I'd get the Bridge Club...

If I were buying a bike, I'd get the Bridge Club over the Troll and save $500. Note the BC has a double crank and narrower gear range, 16-90 gear-inches.

If I wanted to save more money, I'd buy a...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,694
Posted By seeker333

It's called heel-strike: heel of your shoe bangs...

It's called heel-strike: heel of your shoe bangs into bags when pedaling.

Solution is two-fold: make bags without lower leading corners, i.e Ortlieb and many others, and mount bags further...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By seeker333

Erect your tent and check for age-related issues....

Erect your tent and check for age-related issues. The waterproof coating tends to degrade over time, and 15 years is definitely old by outdoor gear standards. Carefully inspect tent floor and...
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