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Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few years ago I rode for one day with an...

A few years ago I rode for one day with an Italian, he was doing just fine with his suspension fork on his bike. I do not know what brand or model the front rack is however. I think he had the fork...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 271
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the touring forum so I assume the...

This is the touring forum so I assume the question is for touring, not commuting, etc.

Touring, I almost never use a headlight since I am riding in daylight 99 percent of the time. There are...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,403
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think that the range of phones is quite huge....

I think that the range of phones is quite huge. It is my experience (which is admittedly quite limited) that the cheaper the android based phone, the less picky the phone will be about the power...
03-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no idea.

I have no idea.
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I see you posted this five minutes before I...

I see you posted this five minutes before I listed some gearing data on another thread. But I can list some info here to.

I have three touring bikes, I consider them to be for light, medium and...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I find that 3.5 mph (5.6 km/hr) is my minimum...

I find that 3.5 mph (5.6 km/hr) is my minimum speed to maintain vertical and directional stability. If you can balance at 3.5 km/hr, I am impressed.

I sized the chainring that I use for touring on...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am in USA. I know that there are components...

I am in USA. I know that there are components sold in Europe that are not available in USA and the opposite is also true. So, I won't get into detail.

But I would suggest you avoid thinking of a...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,403
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not put things in order of best investment,...

I do not put things in order of best investment, second best, etc., but I agree that it is worth it if you are mostly camping.

Built my first touring bike in 2004, saw no need for a dynohub.
...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,403
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just to reinforce one point, when I have to...

Just to reinforce one point, when I have to assemble my bike after flying somewhere with it packed in an S&S case, I decided to quit installing a headlight on the bike, instead just carry one that I...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Thorn Nomad has some similarities to some...

My Thorn Nomad has some similarities to some older mountain bikes, 26 inch wheels, can take 57mm wide tires with fenders (no fenders in the photo, I could not fit them in the S&S case). The...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,403
Posted By Tourist in MSN

No trouble at all. The V44 battery pack I used is...

No trouble at all. The V44 battery pack I used is no longer listed on Voltaic website, they have larger and smaller ones.

It worked very well for me on a five week bike tour. During the first...
Forum: Touring
03-29-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never felt the rivets on a leather saddle....

I have never felt the rivets on a leather saddle. The steel plate under the leather that gives it form might be what you are feeling?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thread pitch did not appear to be right.

Thread pitch did not appear to be right.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that i would order an M2...

I mentioned above that i would order an M2 threaded rod to try an experiment, I did and that rod thread is NOT compatible.

So, the only viable possibility I see at this time is a spoke thread. (Or...
03-28-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am sure that there are some magnets in there,...

I am sure that there are some magnets in there, electric motors need them. But CDs and DVDs are optical, they use lasers, not magnets like tape placers and cassette players that preceded them.
...
03-27-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. They found that some surfaces in one of the...

Yup. They found that some surfaces in one of the cruise ships that had an outbreak still had virus present three weeks after the people got off. So, motels do not look that good to me right now.

I...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have heard both, (1) softer with time and use,...

I have heard both, (1) softer with time and use, and (2) stays the same in perpetuity.

I was doing some bike maintenance today, planned to try my new C17 waterproof on my rando bike, got it...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. I do not have a mountain bike, I fitted...

Yup.

I do not have a mountain bike, I fitted a suspension fork to my expedition bike and used that for day rides while car camping in the NPS campsites. That fork helped.

I usually do not use a...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you drive up to the Maah Daah Hey trail to go...

If you drive up to the Maah Daah Hey trail to go riding, a front suspension might be nice but probably is not an absolute must. Even riding gravel roads in S Dakota, a suspension front fork might not...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a B17 and found it to be a bit too wide...

I have a B17 and found it to be a bit too wide and flat for my anatomy, my B17 now is permanently on an old hybrid that is permanently installed on an indoor trainer, I can sit upright on that bike...
03-27-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you get one, you will also need to raise the...

If you get one, you will also need to raise the front tire off the floor so that the bike does not lean forward. You can get a small plastic stand for the front tire, or in my case I found that in...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,019
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On my canoe trips on the Minnesota Ontario border...

On my canoe trips on the Minnesota Ontario border (Boundary Waters Canoe Area) we only had barbecue for the first couple nights on each trip, with no refrigeration we were limited.

...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Backroad is from 2017 and it had a cylindrical...

My Backroad is from 2017 and it had a cylindrical head tube instead of truncated conical shape head tube. I used a 2004 rim brake LHT fork, works great and I do not mind having a rim brake front and...
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My 94 Bridgestone was still using quill stem but...

My 94 Bridgestone was still using quill stem but had the brazed fittings for water bottle cages.

On my early 1960s Italian racing bike I switched to threadless using a threadless to quill adapter....
03-25-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are not aware yet, loss of smell and taste...

If you are not aware yet, loss of smell and taste is sometimes (but not always) an early warning sign.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/health/coronavirus-symptoms-smell-taste.html

I am not...
03-24-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Wisconsin is now under a stay at home order. But,...

Wisconsin is now under a stay at home order. But, biking is an Outdoor Activity (page 8) which is an Essential Activity that is allowed. I do not know how law enforcement would look on someone riding...
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In USA a lot of govt campgrounds (state parks,...

In USA a lot of govt campgrounds (state parks, etc.) are closed at this time, impossible to say what the future brings. In Wisconsin the state parks are open but the campgrounds within those parks...
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some of the posts on this forum sound like some...

Some of the posts on this forum sound like some people have more time on their hands right now than they are used to having. And I think this thread is an example. I do not mean that in a negative...
03-24-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have two B&M headlamps, an Luxos U and an...

I have two B&M headlamps, an Luxos U and an IQ-XS. I agree that they were well designed, but with the automated manufacturing in use today, almost everything is built with high precision compared to...
03-23-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no data, I am largely guessing. But people...

I have no data, I am largely guessing. But people were making shaped beams in the era of sealed beam headlamps before the first computers were ever built. Those basically had a parabolic reflector...
Replies: 25
Views: 6,058
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For those that remove a fork from a frame for...

For those that remove a fork from a frame for packing, I find that it is very helpful to make sure I put all the headset parts back on the steerer tube in the correct order and orientation. And keep...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The place that works on my truck has that rule,...

The place that works on my truck has that rule, but I have never heard of a bike shop that will not sell supplies. But I generally only look for parts and supplies at bike shops in larger cities.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting, I was unaware that you could...

Thanks for posting, I was unaware that you could buy one for less than 2 percent of the cost of a Phil spoke threading machine.
03-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume that was not Five Islands Provincial...

I assume that was not Five Islands Provincial Park in Nova Scotia, those would have been high mileage days if it was. Plus, I think the border is now closed.
03-21-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If anybody in USA needs to renew a passport,...

If anybody in USA needs to renew a passport, expect delays.
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

I mailed my renewal application in over a month ago, used standard or routine...
Forum: Touring
03-21-20, 06:41 AM
Forum: Touring
03-21-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a 700c touring bike with a road triple...

I have a 700c touring bike with a road triple crankset where I swapped out the 30T granny gear for a 24t. 11/32 cassette. My lowest gear (24/32) is 20.7 gear inches. I also swapped out the 52T big...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Contact your local bike shops and ask if any have...

Contact your local bike shops and ask if any have a spoke threading machine. I used to buy all my spokes for new wheel builds from a local shop that cut my spokes and threaded them while I waited,...
03-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Tourist in MSN

From your last photo it is hard to see if the...

From your last photo it is hard to see if the light might be in a spot to collect tire spray when wet or not. But some B&M lights have been known to become dysfunctional after too much exposure to...
03-20-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

According to this, Wisconsin state parks and bike...

According to this, Wisconsin state parks and bike trails are staying open, although unstaffed and campsites at those parks are closed. Read the link for more info.
...
Forum: Touring
03-18-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For the Nelson saddle bag, the long flap version...

For the Nelson saddle bag, the long flap version has more overflow space if you buy more groceries than you planned.

You are military, you have camping gear, you know how it works. Put all your...
03-18-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Make sure your car is well ready for the drive,...

Make sure your car is well ready for the drive, it would be unfortunate if you had a breakdown. And if you need anything, you might not be able to buy it, so pack carefully.

I have kept a stock...
03-16-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, the people in DC often forget that land...

Yeah, the people in DC often forget that land borders are quite different and need different procedures, especially the northern border because there are people that live on one side of the border...
03-16-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That looks like the Van Nicholas handlebar with...

That looks like the Van Nicholas handlebar with the Rohloff shifter. I considered that but decided to put my shifter on the bar end. I have bar end shifters on several other bikes, so I am used to...
Forum: Touring
03-16-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There was a guy on this board about four years...

There was a guy on this board about four years ago that ran small Ortliebs on that rack. I looked for the photo he posted, but it looks like it disappeared from this website.

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Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On my knobbier tires, occasionally a small pebble...

On my knobbier tires, occasionally a small pebble will get stuck in a groove between two tire knobs and get carried up into my fender, then gets released and I will hear a pebble slide against the...
03-15-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Trying to figure out how you shift the bike, it...

Trying to figure out how you shift the bike, it was not obvious in the photos. I have a Hubbub adapter to put the shifter on the right side handle bar end on my Rohloff drop bar bike.
03-15-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

EDITED: I misunderstood someones post, I removed...

EDITED: I misunderstood someones post, I removed the text that I wrote here to avoid causing any confusion.
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use a Tara on my Lynskey, I have a 2004 LHT rim...

I use a Tara on my Lynskey, I have a 2004 LHT rim brake fork on that bike and the rack fits well.

I think the Tara is a great rack if it fits well, but it does not have very much adjustment to get...
03-15-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,179
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Toilet paper: According to an article in...

Toilet paper:
According to an article in Financial Times dated February 17, thieves held up a store to steal a delivery of toilet paper in Hong Kong. There were concerns that supplies from Mainland...
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