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Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It has to hang down that far so the right side...

It has to hang down that far so the right side leg will not interfere with the chain. Some of them have a bent leg instead like the Pletsher.

When I was a kid i had a paper route and a bike with...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you should plan for 2021. It would...

I think you should plan for 2021.

It would be a tough place to go for only a week long trip, but if you have at least two weeks so you could get some distance out of Reykjavik, it can be a great...
Forum: Touring
04-09-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was there in June and July in 2016. The news...

I was there in June and July in 2016. The news reports I am seeing out of Iceland this year suggest that tourism may collapse this year due to the virus....
Forum: Touring
04-08-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 560
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some of the e-bikers that I have seen in my...

Some of the e-bikers that I have seen in my community have very heavy looking bikes that would be almost impossible to pedal with a dead battery. But I could see that tent on a trailer as the...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 560
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My tents are small enough that if I was up...

My tents are small enough that if I was up several inches higher, it would not work well. Some of my tents I have just barely enough room to sit up with my bum on my pad or air mattress. If sitting...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,988
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah. Bike touring, you usually are re-supplying...

Yeah. Bike touring, you usually are re-supplying food every few days, and re-supplying in times of uncertainty can be stressful.

But backpacking you are 100 percent self contained for the entire...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 560
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting, I was unaware of those. But...

Thanks for posting, I was unaware of those. But I still am quite content with an air mattress. I find that a day of exertion makes it very easy to sleep.
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,988
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Bike trip this year is off. I do other...

Bike trip this year is off.

I do other outdoor activities to. There still is a good chance that I might do a backpacking trip in Aug/Sep in Northern Minnesota. A solo backpacking trip is the...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Above I stated this: My bike was...

Above I stated this:



My bike was extremely heavy with about two and a half weeks of food loaded on it. And I still had no trouble as long as I used a "parking brake" on my front wheel.
...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 560
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you need to distinguish between the self...

I think you need to distinguish between the self inflating air pads that have a foam inside and are usually pretty thin and the air mattresses that roll up to much smaller volume, but are not self...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use the Greenfield one that mounts near the...

I use the Greenfield one that mounts near the rear dropout on two of my touring bikes, they have steel frames.

If you have not figured this out yet, sometimes your front wheel on that type of...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought the rear Carradry panneris about five...

I bought the rear Carradry panneris about five years ago. Prior to that I have had very good luck with Ortliebs, but to make a long story short I wanted some much larger rear panniers for a specific...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There was someone on this forum about 4 years ago...

There was someone on this forum about 4 years ago that had that rack, I think he used some small Ortiebs. He has not posted on this forum for over three years and his previously posted photos...
Forum: Touring
04-05-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The mention of an ACA group above reminded me of...

The mention of an ACA group above reminded me of one of the ACA trips I did. One guy that had a Brooks flipped his bike upside down in the campsite to work on it, nothing serious he might have just...
Forum: Touring
04-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I always use AA or AAA powered taillights, not...

I always use AA or AAA powered taillights, not USB powered ones. It has been several years since I had to go into a Walgreens to buy some batteries so I could ride the next six miles home, but that...
Forum: Touring
04-05-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I worked in a Raleigh shop in early 70s, all the...

I worked in a Raleigh shop in early 70s, all the higher end Raleigh bikes had Brooks Pro saddles, the lower end Raleighs had other off-brand leather saddles. Somewhere in storage I have a Wright...
Forum: Touring
04-05-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. Very happy with it. It is quite heavy, but...

Yup. Very happy with it. It is quite heavy, but it was built to carry a load so you need a robust bike for that. I built it up in 2013.

Thorn now has replaced the Mk II with a Mk III that is very...
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A B17 works poorly for me for touring. I can use...

A B17 works poorly for me for touring. I can use a B17 when setting more upright like on a bike with flat bars. But for touring I prefer drop bars and use the drops when I have a headwind, and a B 17...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Weather looks good for a bike ride tomorrow, and...

Weather looks good for a bike ride tomorrow, and I have not had my folder out for a couple of years. So, pulled it out of storage to get it ready for a ride.

And, while I had it out, pulled the...
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If it works for you, great. My Garmin 64 will...

If it works for you, great. My Garmin 64 will not charge directly off of my Sinewave charger without a pass through battery. And the charger i use for charging NiMH AA and AAA batteries does not...
Forum: Touring
04-04-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I knew you would want a triple to get a good...

I knew you would want a triple to get a good range for touring.

I like square taper cranks too, the inexpensive cartridge bottom brackets from Shimano are like energizer bunnies, they keep going...
Forum: Touring
04-03-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,764
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If it works for you, great. And if it serves your...

If it works for you, great. And if it serves your needs, you are set.

Some powerbanks can only be charged or used to charge something, but not both at the same time. Sounds like yours can be...
Forum: Touring
04-02-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I don't get it, what happened to your last...

I don't get it, what happened to your last Lynskey?

And given your experience with that one, you should already know what you want if you felt the last setup lacked anything.

Or, do you just...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you have a seat stay light mount, wrap a bit...

If you have a seat stay light mount, wrap a bit of rubber strip from an inner tube around the rack to make it a bit bigger and then put the seat stay mount on the rack that way.
...
Forum: Touring
04-01-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
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: 34
Views: 1,184
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: 23
Views: 2,764
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: 286
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no idea.

I have no idea.
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
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: 748
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: 12
Views: 594
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: 23
Views: 2,764
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: 23
Views: 2,764
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: 1,317
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: 23
Views: 2,764
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: 430
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: 14
Views: 801
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: 14
Views: 801
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: 286
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: 176
Views: 8,446
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: 430
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: 1,317
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: 1,317
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: 430
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: 171
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: 2,309
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: 287
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: 1,317
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: 176
Views: 8,446
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: 176
Views: 8,446
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...
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