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Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Miele Man

I just re-read your original post and it sounds...

I just re-read your original post and it sounds as if you are touring on a MTB whilst your buddies are touring on road bikes with you. Is that correct? In that case I'd go with the narrowest slick...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

Not from lots of personal experience, but fenders...

Not from lots of personal experience, but fenders with knobby tires and certain types of mud are always going to be a bit of a gamble and certainly a compromise. That's another reason why I left so...
Forum: Touring
01-23-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not sure what you mean by similar...

I am not sure what you mean by similar alternatives, or what you are looking for. Velo Orange also makes metal fenders if you were looking for more metal options.

I have plastic fenders on most...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

As someone who takes an effort to keep my...

As someone who takes an effort to keep my drivetrain clean generally, fenders on my touring bike mean less gritty stuff gets thrown up on my chain from front tire, and this means my chain lasts...
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By u235

I skip fenders. Nothing against them, I just...

I skip fenders. Nothing against them, I just don't really mind the results without them. A deflector on my lower tube and maybe an "ass saver" in my seat or if I have a rack, I'll fit a piece of...
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

Re fender width and a dissenting view, I've twice...

Re fender width and a dissenting view, I've twice used fenders on bikes where the official fender width capability is right at the limit, ie my tires are at the high end of recommended tire widths....
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By hokiefyd

I have 65mm SKS fenders with 52mm tires. It...

I have 65mm SKS fenders with 52mm tires. It sounds like there would be plenty of coverage, but they just barely work. The common advice is tire width +10mm for fenders, and that's best in my...
Forum: Touring
01-20-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You probably will be limited to 2.0 or 50mm wide...

You probably will be limited to 2.0 or 50mm wide tires if you use a 60mm fender. I generally find that you want a fender at least 10 mm wider than the tire. There are some exceptions, I have some...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

Thanks kc the nice surprise is that I like how...

Thanks kc
the nice surprise is that I like how the bike handles with drops also. Very happy with the handling, even with the very shirt stem.
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By KC8QVO

Now that's what I'm talking about.... Nice set...

Now that's what I'm talking about.... Nice set up!

I've been wanting to build up an ECR just like that - racks front/back with drop bars. I've come to find it pretty non-conventional that anyone...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

If I were you I would mount some close-fitting...

If I were you I would mount some close-fitting full fenders, front and rear, so you don't have to look at the tires.
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By bwilli88

I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tours on my...

I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tours on my Centurion Pro-tour

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Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

Another aspect of aesthetics, specifically re ...

Another aspect of aesthetics, specifically re fenders,as someone who rides a couple of mtbs, one older one from 90s and a newer one set up with drops, I do get how aesthetically, not knobby tires...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Leebo

Check out kenda k rad. A flat low knobby park...

Check out kenda k rad. A flat low knobby park tire. Checkerboard of sorts. Or any race type tyre, super 8's or ikon. Low close spaced knobs.
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

Hey Mr K , how about a photo of your bike,...

Hey Mr K , how about a photo of your bike, curious to see it. Did you say already, do you use fenders?
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By u235

I have a pair of 26x2.1 Smart Sam for my hybrid....

I have a pair of 26x2.1 Smart Sam for my hybrid. They are good rolling on pavement and hardpack as far as knobbiest go. I swap between those and Marathons depending on the day. I went with those...
Forum: Touring
01-14-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

well, in the end, you'll b be plopping down a...

well, in the end, you'll b be plopping down a fair amount of money for the more fancy tires, and the rat trap ones are both fairly pricey and will last only a moderate time (going from what I've...
Forum: Touring
01-11-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Pratt

Just to stir the pot, perhaps you could plan...

Just to stir the pot, perhaps you could plan routes with a higher percentage of unpaved surfaces. Just don't, obviously, gloat as you float
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Rob_E

I've been riding these for several months now....

I've been riding these for several months now. Smoothest-rolling, most comfortable tire I've ever ridden, and I feel like I ride faster then when I'm on my "plus" sized wheelset, but that may just be...
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Chr0m0ly

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p-e74Eh30lk ...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p-e74Eh30lk

what about WTB thickslicks?
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

If money is no object, and fat with speed is a...

If money is no object, and fat with speed is a priority, I'd go Rat Trap Pass - about half the weight of Big Apps, 26x2.3
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Papa Tom

Are you totally averse to balloon tires? The...

Are you totally averse to balloon tires? The Schwalbe Big Apple provides that fat tire look, but without the knobbies. More importantly, it's a nice cushioned ride for casual touring. I had...
Forum: Touring
01-07-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

Don't forget, in 26in the et are 2.5 inch wide....

Don't forget, in 26in the et are 2.5 inch wide. They roll reasonably well on hard packed and pavement, but free from what Mr op says about his riding and riding partners, the et's would be overkill,...
Forum: Touring
01-07-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Try the Surly Extraterrestrials.

Try the Surly Extraterrestrials.
Forum: Touring
01-07-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By staehpj1

Just me, but I'd just as soon ride on a knobby...

Just me, but I'd just as soon ride on a knobby tire with lots of low knobs and a nice light supple sidewall as a heavy "flat proof" slick tire with as stiff sidewall. I am not too familiar with the...
Forum: Touring
01-06-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By KC8QVO

I rode a couple thousand miles on Continental...

I rode a couple thousand miles on Continental Tour Ride tries, 700cx42mm's. They have a 26" version also.

Those couple thousand miles were on about 50-66% crushed gravel trail. I upgraded to those...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Schwalbe Marathon Extremes are no longer made,...

Schwalbe Marathon Extremes are no longer made, but they roll surprisingly well on pavement for a tire with big blocky looks to it. If they were still made, i would suggest them.

I have not ridden...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By tyrion

Schwalbe Mondials have a slightly knobby look....

Schwalbe Mondials have a slightly knobby look. And they are proverbially "bombproof".

But they are not fast. Other than the slowness, they work well on gravel and dry dirt.
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I love the Mescals mentioned above and also...

I love the Mescals mentioned above and also Continental Race Kings.
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By hokiefyd

Vittoria makes their Mezcal in 26x2.1. I have...

Vittoria makes their Mezcal in 26x2.1. I have these tires in 27.5x2.1 size, and I think they're fairly comfortable and fairly fast for also having the traction they do off road (and the "look" of...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,617
Posted By djb

form and function. If you are going to be on...

form and function. If you are going to be on looser dirt roads then putting more meaty tires on makes sense and will be more fun to ride on, but if you are on hard packed stuff and pavement, slickish...
12-19-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Jeff Wills

If a wheel is built properly with high, even...

If a wheel is built properly with high, even tension you'll should not need to touch them for the life of the rim. At worst, a well-built wheel will require minor touch-up after the first couple...
12-19-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you hang them up over in a corner of...

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...if you hang them up over in a corner of the garage somewhere, where they're not subject to getting bumped or stuff dropping on them, they will do fine. Eventually the grease in the hubs dries...
12-19-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By justinschulz9

worse case scenario, just check the true &...

worse case scenario, just check the true & tension before switching out the rims.
12-19-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By pdlamb

As far as the rims and spokes, if it's built...

As far as the rims and spokes, if it's built right, they'll last forever.

The bigger problem is likely to be the grease in the hubs will dry out if you leave them sitting for a very long time. ...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By thumpism

If the stem katsup posted above is not tall...

If the stem katsup posted above is not tall enough or the right reach for you, you might have to cobble something up from a quill adapter and a threadless stem to fit your bar, as others have...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By thumpism

Not familiar with the product but those sound...

Not familiar with the product but those sound like road stems; a 90 degree bend being a later road-type offering (slight rise when viewed in profile due to the right-angle stem being in a slanted...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By BobG

Dimension...

Dimension (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products/stems/steerer_adaptor) is another good, fairly tall 1" to 1 1/8" quill adaptor. It provides 118 mm of rise to top of riser at minimum...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By nomadmax

That ^^^ is a good one that I've used in the...

That ^^^ is a good one that I've used in the past, very well made. My favorite quill adapter is the Nitto MTC-04.
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By saddlesores

you could try something out of the box, like...

you could try something out of the box, like checking ebay! just enter "quill stem 31.8" and like magic all these 1" quill stems show up that take 31.8" bars. first try i got 55 hits.

maybe...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Unapomer

Another suggestion is to use a 1'' quill stem...

Another suggestion is to use a 1'' quill stem adaptor that takes any 1-1/8 stem. Plenty of inexpensive 1-1/8 stems on the market, all lengths and degrees of rise
Here's a link to an adaptor: ...
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