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Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By 3speed

Yeesh. Well at least you know it should last you...

Yeesh. Well at least you know it should last you through most anything, and be pretty trouble free!
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,565
Posted By 3speed

Yeah, not into the brown color. I won't be...

Yeah, not into the brown color. I won't be surprised if they get the blacks back in soon, though. Planetx often has some form of the hyper in stock. I just wish they weren't always the 35-38mm. I...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By 3speed

Nice! Maybe duct tape a handle onto the other end?

Nice! Maybe duct tape a handle onto the other end?
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By 3speed

I know you said you have a post that allows you...

I know you said you have a post that allows you to dial in angle well, but requires level ground, phone app, etc. You might want to try finding an old Raceface Turbine or Evolve seatpost. I think...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By 3speed

Nice bike! I love 80s steel for daily commuters...

Nice bike! I love 80s steel for daily commuters and "race" bikes. That one looks like it's in great condition.

Is that an ARX rear derailer? I didn't like the cable clamp style on those. Can't...
Forum: Touring
05-30-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,296
Posted By 3speed

I think the piranhas are just trying to get food,...

I think the piranhas are just trying to get food, and actually are killing the animal they eat very quickly. Arguably more humanely than most animals? Foxes. They're Terrible animals. Go eat some...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,296
Posted By 3speed

I’m not gonna agree or disagree with you on the...

I’m not gonna agree or disagree with you on the paleo thing. I personally tend to prefer meat and veggies, but sure do love some good cheese, a latte, and had some good bread tonight. But one thing...
Forum: Touring
05-26-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By 3speed

I’ve used a “ghetto tubeless” setup with Gorilla...

I’ve used a “ghetto tubeless” setup with Gorilla Tape and Stans sealant. It was on tubeless rims, and with regular tires made to be used with tubes. I had the great experience that you hear about...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,296
Posted By 3speed

^ Eh. If you're taking a natural evolution...

^ Eh. If you're taking a natural evolution standpoint, you're basically talking about a paleo sort of diet, and cutting out all of the artificial crap. And that diet is pretty much what science says...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By 3speed

I've struggled with the exact issue you have -...

I've struggled with the exact issue you have - perineum pressure. I have to ride a seat with a decent cut-out. Brooks was the worst seat I've ever ridden in regards to perineum pressure(though I...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,246
Posted By 3speed

Ooo, a zombie thread! At least this one is still...

Ooo, a zombie thread! At least this one is still relevant. I own a higher end tent these days, but it took me a lot of nights in a cheap tent before I got there. There's nothing wrong with a cheap...
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,296
Posted By 3speed

I'll second the recommendation for Tasty Bite...

I'll second the recommendation for Tasty Bite stuff. I've had a couple of their meals that are every bit as delicious as any other packaged backpacking food you'll find. Probably more delicious, but...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,296
Posted By 3speed

Even pointing out that I'm joking doesn't matter....

Even pointing out that I'm joking doesn't matter. *sigh* Does it make you feel better that my "street cred" is that I'm born and raised Lutheran and my best friend of ~18yrs has been vegan for ~15 of...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,751
Posted By 3speed

To me it's still applicable. It sounds like the...

To me it's still applicable. It sounds like the same thing that's been trending in the cycle light industry here in the U.S. for a while now. I don't know how familiar he is with cycling in the U.S....
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,296
Posted By 3speed

I feel like I need to point out that I'm...

I feel like I need to point out that I'm generalizing here, and adding some obvious humor, but... People are generally vegan for the same reason as most vegetarians. They don't agree with eating...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,751
Posted By 3speed

This thread is so much better than I expected it...

This thread is so much better than I expected it to be. I mostly just clicked because I was curious to read about a new silly idea of bikers all riding around with pool noodles sticking out off of...
05-20-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By 3speed

Just thought I'd update for anyone who may be...

Just thought I'd update for anyone who may be looking or searching in the future. I had previously called Harbor Freight to see if they had rivnuts or rivet nuts. They said they didn't carry them. I...
05-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By 3speed

I agree. Like I said, I charge mine inside. But...

I agree. Like I said, I charge mine inside. But the safe charging thing is an easy step to take, so I figure I may as well.
05-19-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By 3speed

The battery doesn't have to be mounted to the...

The battery doesn't have to be mounted to the charger, but the general safest recommended option for charging large lithium batteries is to not charge them in your house, and to not charge them on...
05-19-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By 3speed

I didn't give the size or weight of the battery...

I didn't give the size or weight of the battery pack because I didn't realize it would affect much, but you may well be right that the hole tapping/threading/whatever method might be different...
05-18-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By 3speed

Installing Screw In Frame. Options Other Than Rivnuts?

I'm trying to convert a bike into an e-bike. The battery mount has three holes to mount it to the frame. There are two regular water bottle mount holes, and one hole at the other end about 6" away....
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By 3speed

I have wondered if it would be worth while to...

I have wondered if it would be worth while to change a tire for something like that. Even just changing out the rear would probably make a noticeable difference. My final thought was that I guess it...
Forum: Touring
05-17-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By 3speed

Ah. Well perhaps the Marathon was just not a...

Ah. Well perhaps the Marathon was just not a great tire, then. I'm not surprised his Mezcals did well, though. They're the same as the Vittoria Mezcal we were discussing above. I guess I'll put this...
Forum: Touring
05-17-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,565
Posted By 3speed

Looking good on your bike. Thanks for the ride...

Looking good on your bike. Thanks for the ride report and measurements.
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,565
Posted By 3speed

Well, how do the Compass feel compared to the old...

Well, how do the Compass feel compared to the old ones?? We must know!

My money is on them feeling Much better.
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By 3speed

I'd say for mixed pavement and off-road where...

I'd say for mixed pavement and off-road where it's about 50/50 of each, I'd get a ~2-2.5" tire that's geared toward mountain biking speed. The ones that come to mind immediately because I've had very...
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,565
Posted By 3speed

Now that I see the tires, I really vote in favor...

Now that I see the tires, I really vote in favor of saving those for a gravel tour/rail trail rides and putting on a road tire for your current road riding needs. :) I've had cyclocross type tires...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,565
Posted By 3speed

I don't think rim depth would make any...

I don't think rim depth would make any difference. I can't think of a way it would affect tire width at all.
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,565
Posted By 3speed

^ That's why I also asked what rims he was...

^ That's why I also asked what rims he was running. I figure I can look up the internal width of his rims and compare to my own and have a pretty good idea of tire width. :)
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,140
Posted By 3speed

Huh. I guess that makes sense since their bar...

Huh. I guess that makes sense since their bar ends are "intended" for TT or something like that, but that seems Really dumb. Bar ends and MTB derailers are a very common combination for touring and...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,140
Posted By 3speed

I would say if you liked the bar-end shifters,...

I would say if you liked the bar-end shifters, but are going another direction because of reliability issues, maybe just swap to some Shimano shifters. I haven't heard of shifters wearing out much...
Forum: Touring
05-10-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,897
Posted By 3speed

There are very few advantages to using a 2.5" mtb...

There are very few advantages to using a 2.5" mtb tire vs. a 25mm road tire for single-track mountain biking. Tire volume for traction and bump/impact absorption? Aggressive tread for traction? But...
Forum: Touring
05-10-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By 3speed

I hope I can still bike tour when I'm that age....

I hope I can still bike tour when I'm that age. That's awesome. Are they camping too, or just staying with hosts or hotel? They're certainly fully loaded, so I assume camping gear?
And why not on an...
Forum: Touring
05-10-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,565
Posted By 3speed

^ Dude! I've never seen those before! Thanks for...

^ Dude! I've never seen those before! Thanks for the heads up on my next tire! If you have a chance to check, how do they measure, and what rims are you running? I'm curious to know if they're true...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,565
Posted By 3speed

As many here are saying, definitely ditch those...

As many here are saying, definitely ditch those tires if you don't care for them. I love the 700x32c Vittoria Hyper. Sadly they stopped producing this tire, but you can find them on websites...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,252
Posted By 3speed

I've also done the OR coast in September and it...

I've also done the OR coast in September and it was great. I'd totally recommend doing it then.

Thanks for the comparisons of the trails. Consider me jealous.
05-07-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,814
Posted By 3speed

My best riding bike ever was my 90 Miyata 914,...

My best riding bike ever was my 90 Miyata 914, built up with a complete 9sp Dura-Ace group. Mavic rims, though I forget which ones exactly. I always ran some nice, high end Vittoria 700x25c tires on...
Forum: Touring
05-03-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By 3speed

Yay! That's always an exciting day. You'll...

Yay! That's always an exciting day. You'll certainly be able to carry enough gear! May you have Many long travels with them.
Forum: Touring
05-03-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,897
Posted By 3speed

For pavement in a developed country, a supple...

For pavement in a developed country, a supple 32mm road tread tire for me. I'm partial to the Vittoria Hyper(Discotinued. Get from Planetx bikes). There's no need to lug around a sluggish handling,...
05-02-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By 3speed

Haha. Maybe fun for the road, not so fun trying...

Haha. Maybe fun for the road, not so fun trying to climb a good hill...
05-02-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By 3speed

Well that's disappointing, but less disappointing...

Well that's disappointing, but less disappointing than getting a 2.3" tire and having it be Barely too big. I'll probably still get the frame and just be sad about the tire size... :( Thanks for the...
05-02-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By 3speed

2007 Trek Fuel Question

Does anyone know how big of a tire will fit on a 26" 2007-ish Trek Fuel(not sure of exact year yet)? I'm looking at just a frame with rear shock for really cheap, to put a bunch of extra parts on to...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,483
Posted By 3speed

Don't worry. I'm sure they already have people...

Don't worry. I'm sure they already have people working on the marketing for a new idea of THREE Chainrings coming out in a couple years now that all bikes are coming with one ring. You'll be able to...
04-30-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By 3speed

What's it worth?

I'm unsure of what to ask for a DIY Xtracycle ebike. I'm wondering about a 700c MTB conversion with Xtracycle Free Radical in good condition with bags and floor boards, converted with a 48v 1000w DIY...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By 3speed

Exactly as djb said it, on all points. When I...

Exactly as djb said it, on all points. When I toured on big gravel, I was on 2.1" wide tires at appropriate pressures. And I'd say I also "ride light," though I don't know if I've ever heard that...
Forum: Touring
04-28-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By 3speed

As long as the lighter wheel-set has decent...

As long as the lighter wheel-set has decent spokes, I’d ride em. If you’re the kind of person who pays attention to where you’re going and goes around a big pot hole rather plow right through it, I...
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,187
Posted By 3speed

Shower caps are great seat covers! The smaller...

Shower caps are great seat covers! The smaller the cap you can find, the better.

That's a sweet looking bike. Personally, I'd keep the brake levers and put a v-brake on the front, some nice...
04-26-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,234
Posted By 3speed

What? I can't imagine such a thing! Thank you So...

What? I can't imagine such a thing! Thank you So much for helping me to understand that.
04-26-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,234
Posted By 3speed

I'm not saying we should support the LBS even if...

I'm not saying we should support the LBS even if we're not getting the value for money. That's the whole point of my thread, which, admittedly, I didn't realize was kind of beating a dead...
04-25-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,234
Posted By 3speed

Sorry for the thread repeat since it sounds like...

Sorry for the thread repeat since it sounds like it must be frequent. I never spend time here in General sub-forum, and pretty much just look around the C&V or Touring forums.

I'm kinda surprised...
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