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Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By 3speed

That could actually be fun and interesting. I...

That could actually be fun and interesting. I wouldn't replace bike touring with it, but it could be fun for overnighters, or a short week-ish long trip. At 20mph, you could do your whole day in...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By 3speed

Once a tire is aired up and seated on a tubeless...

Once a tire is aired up and seated on a tubeless rim, letting most of the air pressure out shouldn't be a problem. I've run multiple non tubeless specific tires on a tubeless rim and had no problem...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By 3speed

I have No experience with couch surfing...

I have No experience with couch surfing personally, but from what I've read, the guests tend to be pretty all over the board. You might get someone great who's traveling from Europe and making their...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By 3speed

Warm showers is pretty great if you like to check...

Warm showers is pretty great if you like to check out cities. If you were doing a tour of a very populated area, I could see stringing together multiple hosts every night.

I used WS in Seattle and...
Forum: Touring
10-06-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,643
Posted By 3speed

That really sucks that people are so ****ty. :(...

That really sucks that people are so ****ty. :( If someone is letting you stay in their home, the Least you should do is put in the effort to make sure you aren't being an inconvenience and rude....
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,329
Posted By 3speed

Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the...

Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the wheels as long as you keep your tires inflated properly(to avoid pinch flat/rim bashing type situations, and just have a shop tune them up before you...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,270
Posted By 3speed

Ah, see, thereís the trick! Thanks! That just...

Ah, see, thereís the trick! Thanks! That just never even registered in my brain since Iíve removed so many rear wheels I just always do it the way Iím used to(and has always worked before). But I...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,270
Posted By 3speed

I donít have experience with a Troll in...

I donít have experience with a Troll in particular, but do with a Pugsley. The horizontal dropouts would actually be better with a Rolloff/SS setup. Theyíre kind of a pain in the ass with a derailer....
Forum: Touring
09-27-19, 03:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,329
Posted By 3speed

Personally, if you plan on touring outside of the...

Personally, if you plan on touring outside of the US, I wouldn't get that bike. It's nice to have common standard parts on a touring bike. 100/130or135mm QR axles, Shimano compatible or friction...
Forum: Touring
09-26-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By 3speed

That sounds like a Great trip(minus some rain, of...

That sounds like a Great trip(minus some rain, of course)! Iím jealous and glad you had a good time.


Donít worry. You wonít have to share. Theyíll let you eat it before they enjoy you for their...
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,078
Posted By 3speed

Well on the plus side, it seems like you're...

Well on the plus side, it seems like you're becoming less happy from not having social interaction. As you become less and less happy, you'll decide maybe you could use a beer. You wonder into a bar...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,078
Posted By 3speed

It all just depends on how social you are and...

It all just depends on how social you are and what stops you make. If you don't ever stop in any restaurants or pubs, you'll be skipping two of the easiest places to meet and chat with people....
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By 3speed

A lot of "29er" and 650b wheel-sets have mtb, or...

A lot of "29er" and 650b wheel-sets have mtb, or Boost spacing, because they're "mtb" sizes. 700c is the exact same size as the "29er" BS, but without the stupid marketing term. But to answer your...
Forum: Touring
09-17-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By 3speed

Maybe "about the last choice" is a little strong,...

Maybe "about the last choice" is a little strong, as there are plenty of worse options, but there's no way I would buy a bike for touring that doesn't have standard 9mm drop-outs(I know, it has a...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By 3speed

If they are discontinuing that model, I can see...

If they are discontinuing that model, I can see why. It looks like about the last choice I would make for a touring bike, and that's even taking into consideration that I'd like to try a titanium...
Forum: Touring
09-07-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,640
Posted By 3speed

Nice! I'm planning on moving to 26" on my next...

Nice! I'm planning on moving to 26" on my next touring bike. I have ridden a mtb with slicks a fair amount for commuting one summer. It definitely transforms the bike compared to big knobby mtb...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By 3speed

If preparing in advance and bringing things with,...

If preparing in advance and bringing things with, a high quality mask in the style that nurses wear or something might be good to use. Are respirators comfortable to wear for extended periods, or is...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By 3speed

Awesome tips in this thread. Thank you to all who...

Awesome tips in this thread. Thank you to all who have posted.

And good to know about Germany having privacy laws that even apply to google. Their country keeps sounding more appealing every time...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By 3speed

I think a bandana and fenders is about all you...

I think a bandana and fenders is about all you can do. Hopefully someone will post something else. When I've toured in very dusty environments, the locals were wearing bandanas. To me, that basically...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,347
Posted By 3speed

That's cute. It's So original and unexpected....

That's cute. It's So original and unexpected. Good job. What about all of the people who do have kids who feel the same way? It seems like anytime I've ever seen someone post something like that,...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,082
Posted By 3speed

I'm pretty much in your same boat. I don't...

I'm pretty much in your same boat. I don't struggle to keep my bike box under 50lbs, and ride a smaller frame. With the great news that the US airline companies are Finally getting on board with bike...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By 3speed

That's a common problem with LHTs. The top tube...

That's a common problem with LHTs. The top tube on that bike is too long for a Lot of people. If you don't have short reach handlebars, I'd put some of those on it too. You can generally find them...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By 3speed

Haha. For most in the US, that sounds like a...

Haha. For most in the US, that sounds like a dream. Throw in universal healthcare and I can't figure out why my fellow citizens... Crap, wrong forum. Please keep up the videos so we can live...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By 3speed

You can search here on bike forums and find that...

You can search here on bike forums and find that Many people prefer putting the bulk of weight in the front, down low. It makes the bike handle better and reduces stress on the rear wheel. Typically...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By 3speed

As mentioned and pictured, bar-end shifters could...

As mentioned and pictured, bar-end shifters could still be used. Trigger shifters may be more comfortable depending on your bike fit, handlebar to leg clearance, etc. Depending on the number of gears...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By 3speed

I would recommend running your larger bags in...

I would recommend running your larger bags in front and down low. If you plan on getting a smaller set, try them out in the rear, with the heavy compact items down low in the front. As long as you...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,347
Posted By 3speed

No worry. I don't feel picked on at all. As I...

No worry. I don't feel picked on at all. As I said above, yes, some dreams Should end when you have children. And your life Should change a lot when you have children. That doesn't mean they're bad,...
Forum: Touring
08-28-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,347
Posted By 3speed

Some dreams Do end when you have children. You...

Some dreams Do end when you have children. You can't have it all. When you decide to have children, you Should also decide that you no longer come first. They do. And of course that doesn't mean to...
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,347
Posted By 3speed

Hopefully when you decided to have kids, you...

Hopefully when you decided to have kids, you decided to make them the priority in your lives... Hopefully your desires won't skew your actions, or justify them falsely. Is it really important for a...
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,778
Posted By 3speed

I know it's been said, but Wow. 90mi/day for 36...

I know it's been said, but Wow. 90mi/day for 36 days??? You're a Beast. Glad you enjoyed the trip!
Forum: Touring
08-24-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By 3speed

Haha. Are you a car salesman for your day job? ...

Haha. Are you a car salesman for your day job?

Used is fine if you find some in really good shape. I do see them on CL surprisingly often. It's not like there are Tons of them, but it's...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,921
Posted By 3speed

Sorry, OP, the cops aren't there for when you get...

Sorry, OP, the cops aren't there for when you get hit by a car. They're there to do the easy work and give simple traffic tickets to easy targets who won't cause them any difficulties/much work. The...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By 3speed

At ~2lbs each, plus slime, and thick, stiff...

At ~2lbs each, plus slime, and thick, stiff sidewalls? May as well just go back to solid rubber tires again! Iím glad someone reinvented the wheel! :P

I kid, of course. I know these work for some...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By 3speed

Personally I'd just run a non-tubeless tire if...

Personally I'd just run a non-tubeless tire if it's a tire you want, and from a quality tire manufacturer. I assume you won't be running these at high pressures. That's how people started out with...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,106
Posted By 3speed

Well it comes in 700c, or 622 and 2" wide. 700c,...

Well it comes in 700c, or 622 and 2" wide. 700c, or 622, is the size you would need. They probably don't market it as a "29er" because they aren't into stupid US company marketing BS. "29er" is just...
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,106
Posted By 3speed

DanBell has the right idea. Are you going on...

DanBell has the right idea. Are you going on mountain bike single-track, or gravel multi-use type bike paths? Because if you're riding a flat multi-use path, you do Not need mountain bike tires. You...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By 3speed

I've gotten great use out of my Busch and...

I've gotten great use out of my Busch and Muller(B&M). It's a fantastic light. I went through xxcycle. Even with shipping to the US, it was significantly cheaper than buying in the US(as with lots of...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,687
Posted By 3speed

As mentioned above by Geoffs, the rear hub is...

As mentioned above by Geoffs, the rear hub is something to be wary of. I've only bent a few axles in my life. They were on decent quality 80's bikes with freewheels and my cheapo bike as a teenager...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By 3speed

^ Someone get that guy a rack!

^ Someone get that guy a rack!
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By 3speed

My thought was also basing my pricing loosely on...

My thought was also basing my pricing loosely on LHT in the area, which are priced around $700. Unfortunately the couple for sale around here right now are both the non-disk model. So basically mine...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By 3speed

Touring Bike Value, Help Needed

Iím selling my touring bike. I see prices for various touring bikes range wildly from $200-2,000. Iím not quite sure where mine falls. Itís an Advocate Cycles Sand County. The complete bike MSRP was...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,649
Posted By 3speed

I like the idea of replacing a few key bolts with...

I like the idea of replacing a few key bolts with torx heads.

Iíve thought about melting a hard wax and filling bolts like stem and seat, but torx is easier. The wax would be fairly simple since...
Forum: Touring
08-06-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By 3speed

Ah, your first experience since childhood...

Ah, your first experience since childhood actually doing something in life, not just sitting around board, filling your time with what you've been shown that you should be doing... Sucks, doesn't it?...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,649
Posted By 3speed

You must live in a rough area. I think I've only...

You must live in a rough area. I think I've only seen one person arrested for shoplifting in my entire lifetime. But anywho, of course people steal from Whole Foods. People steal from everywhere.
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,649
Posted By 3speed

I'm amazed at how many people have such casual...

I'm amazed at how many people have such casual attitudes about locking up. I Always lock my bike. Why wouldn't you? It's worth the peace of mind alone. It's not difficult to do. I personally carry a...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By 3speed

I wouldn't doubt it might be measurable. Anything...

I wouldn't doubt it might be measurable. Anything is zippier than a LHT. It's the semi-truck of bikes. Throw on some Marathons and you're in for one dull ride. And little wheeled bikes can be pretty...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By 3speed

Can you turn the bike over and get a picture of...

Can you turn the bike over and get a picture of that from the bottom, and not quite so close? I'm curious what kind of guide you have under the bottom bracket, and how much space you're working with.
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By 3speed

This has also happened to me, and a couple other...

This has also happened to me, and a couple other people I know. I had a full bottle of water in my carry-on. They miss the stuff they're supposed to take from you and take your stuff that is clearly...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By 3speed

No picture. I think you need 10 posts. There is a...

No picture. I think you need 10 posts. There is a way to solve it, but you're correct that a picture would be very helpful.
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,487
Posted By 3speed

I think he means the "ignore" list. If that is...

I think he means the "ignore" list. If that is what he meant, it just means that your posts won't show up when he looks at the forum. Basically it's a way to make the forum less frustrating if...
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