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Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Then I think you have your answer. *** ...

Then I think you have your answer.

***

But, if you want to use those shifters and short pull brake levers on V brakes, you can. You used to be able to buy Travel Agents, described here:...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You ask the logic behind canti brakes, they were...

You ask the logic behind canti brakes, they were considered a better brake than side pull or center pull brakes decades ago. I worked in a bike shop in the 70s, almost all brakes were sidepull or...
Forum: Touring
10-20-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Tourist in MSN

About a year ago I was biking down a bike path...

About a year ago I was biking down a bike path for exercise, doing maybe 15 mph and something went past me, probably doing about 20 mph. At first I thought it was some weird scooter with someone...
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Tourist in MSN

How are you going to get the Li Ion battery onto...

How are you going to get the Li Ion battery onto the plane?
https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/lithium-batteries-more-100-watt-hours
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,761
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup, my folder is not a Bike Friday, but it fits...

Yup, my folder is not a Bike Friday, but it fits in the S&S Backpack case, as does my S&S bike. After several other trips, my luggage savings on my tour this past June and July finally paid for the...
10-18-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used to commute through a university campus on...

I used to commute through a university campus on my way home from work every day.

There were a lot of students that thought that they were more safe when they were using super bright flashing...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,761
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Great. Thanks for posting.

Great. Thanks for posting.
10-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The output wire ports might be for the taillight....

The output wire ports might be for the taillight. That way when you turn the light off with the switch, the taillight goes out too. Not sure how you wired the taillight into the system.

Most...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for enlightening me, since I am ignorant...

Thanks for enlightening me, since I am ignorant of tubeless tires I thought it best to throw out some of the concerns that I would have had. The tubeless users that I have known specifically said...
Forum: Touring
10-17-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some people like wearing fanny packs on a bike,...

Some people like wearing fanny packs on a bike, some like backpacks on a bike, I personally do not like either. Walking around in touristy areas when I am not on a bike trip, I will use a daypack or...
10-16-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One more thing, a fan on a stand can be really...

One more thing, a fan on a stand can be really nice to have.

I watch tv when on the trainer or watch a video on my tablet. The bike and trainer is noisy enough that I use headphones. But that...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I worked at a bike shop before I went to college...

I worked at a bike shop before I went to college and got an engineering degree. In the process of that I concluded that I was lucky to be gifted with outstanding mechanical aptitude. I also was low...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue what shifters you use, make sure...

I have no clue what shifters you use, make sure they work with your bag.

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I...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My bags are Louis Garneau, I have three of them...

My bags are Louis Garneau, I have three of them of different models. I do not recommend them because they badly sag, I had to add some Aluminum strapping to support the bag bottom and it attached at...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some air security personnel will deflate your...

Some air security personnel will deflate your tires if they inspect the bike. There are rules against compressed gasses on passenger aircraft and some security personnel think that a pumped up tire...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,270
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you will like that bike. Like I said...

I think you will like that bike. Like I said before, tell people it is Hershey brown, that makes the color more palatable.

Touring on 26 inch wheels, if the trip will mostly be on pavement I use...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good point to mention, my legs just barely touch...

Good point to mention, my legs just barely touch my smaller saddle bag when it hangs unsupported. Does not bother me once I got used to it, but some people could be bothered by it. Just like my...
10-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I assume it is a Shimano dynohub, they are...

I assume it is a Shimano dynohub, they are grounded to the fork. SP hubs are not grounded to the fork. Some lights are grounded to the fork or frame, some are not.

If two or three of your new...
10-16-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I did a quick google search to remember the...

I did a quick google search to remember the correct spelling of the name of my trainer to cite here and in my search found a good link on trainer differences....
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Resurrected 13 year old thread.

Resurrected 13 year old thread.
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I took a couple photos to explain the corroplast...

I took a couple photos to explain the corroplast stiffener better. The corroplast is a white rectangle in the photo, U shaped so it it up against the saddle, in the bottom and comes up on the back...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not know if I described the coroplast...

I do not know if I described the coroplast stiffener very well, I will try to remember to take a photo to post later.

As noted above, Carradice makes bag supports which might be useful if you...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I just noticed on a different thread that someone...

I just noticed on a different thread that someone posted a photo of his bike with what looks like a Carradice bag and large handlebar bag, photo at this link:...
Forum: Touring
10-14-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You might want to also consider a frame bag for...

You might want to also consider a frame bag for some more volume in addition to the bags you cited.

I have a Carradice Nelson Longflap, that is a bit smaller than the one you are looking at. I...
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I use dedicated GPS units, not a phone for GPS...

I use dedicated GPS units, not a phone for GPS tracking.

Occasionally there will be one erratic reading that puts me far away, sometimes a few miles away but on very rare occasions in the middle...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,234
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Looks great. I suspect I might see you using...

Looks great. I suspect I might see you using some of those bags on your Litespeed on a brevet some day.

If you wanted to hang a third bottle cage below the downtube, it is possible to strap a...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In a previous job, some of the technical stuff...

In a previous job, some of the technical stuff that I wrote was read by tens of thousands of scientists and engineers. I learned the hard way that I had to take great pains to avoid ambiguities in...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

And it looks like you were in front of her by a...

And it looks like you were in front of her by a few feet when you took the photo. Going that fast, I do not take one hand off the bars to take photos.
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That recent time when I needed the cassette tool,...

That recent time when I needed the cassette tool, it was not for a spoke, thus a fiber fix would not have solved my problems.

It was on my Lynskey soon after I built it up that I needed the...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I am going fast enough that I want to apply...

When I am going fast enough that I want to apply the brakes on a downhill, I am going fast enough that I do not want to take my eyes off the road to check to see what my speed is. But I would guess...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I always carried a cassette lockring tool and...

I always carried a cassette lockring tool and wrench, even after many tours when I never needed it. I thought about leaving it out, until a short five day trip near home where I needed it. Since...
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good point, a couple months ago I was offered a...

Good point, a couple months ago I was offered a cabin at a good price instead of a tent space. Good thing I had my own sleeping bag and air mattress, the bare plywood would have been an...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Oops. As I said, I do not have any Aluminum...

Oops. As I said, I do not have any Aluminum frame experience, I have never owned a frame that had a chainstay that was dimpled like that for a crank arm. Chainrings, yes, but not crank arms. ...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not have any experience with Aluminum...

I do not have any experience with Aluminum frames, but that dent in the drive side chainstay looks a bit scary to me. Has anyone that knows frames looked at it?
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I do not carry a good cable cutter on tour, I...

I do not carry a good cable cutter on tour, I already have too much weight in tools. If I need to cut an outer housing on a bike tour, I will go to a bike shop. I carry a spare inner rear brake and...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have done several trips with a former...

I have done several trips with a former co-worker, we both are about the same age, similar philosophy to life, etc. Yet, sometimes we get pretty angry with each other. We are talking about doing a...
10-11-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By Tourist in MSN

General rule of thumb is that the weight of the...

General rule of thumb is that the weight of the lock is inversely proportional to the weight of the bike. Or more simply, lighter bike uses a heavier lock.

The lock I got for my Titanium bike is...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Credit card touring is a common term for staying...

Credit card touring is a common term for staying indoors, eating in restaurants, etc. while on your bike tour. In other words, credit card touring is not tenting.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

MacB.., I assume you have a good quality cable...

MacB.., I assume you have a good quality cable cutter. If not, that can come in really handy for cutting outer housing, you might want to get one.

I think mine is a Sram one, it has an awl built...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is the first time I have seen an update on a...

This is the first time I have seen an update on a post from the OP after eight years. That might be a new record.
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Years ago before indexed shifting became the...

Years ago before indexed shifting became the norm, all cable was made the same way as brake cable housing. But indexed shifting needed more precision in the cable position at the derailleur, thus...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There is compressionless cable housing for...

There is compressionless cable housing for brakes, but it specifically is labeled for brakes.

When I built up a bike with a TRP Spyre rear brake, the instructions for the brake specifically...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no clue what permanganate of potash is or...

I have no clue what permanganate of potash is or what it is used for, perhaps if I knew I would then ask where to buy some?



On my last tour I rode for a couple days with a gal from Germany,...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What are the symptoms of a dying Shimano dynohub?...

What are the symptoms of a dying Shimano dynohub? Was it a catastrophic failure that stops you somewhere or did the electrics die while you could continue rolling?

I bought a used wheel with a...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Glad i could help. And, I really hope you are...

Glad i could help. And, I really hope you are happy with that decision.

I noted above that I use drop bars with the Hubbub Adapter to put the shifter on the right side bar end on my drop bars. ...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Compressionless derailleur housing can be unsafe...

Compressionless derailleur housing can be unsafe when used for brake cables because brakes can put a lot more compression on the housing than derailleurs, they are not designed for that and can fail....
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My only advice is to take the golden gate bridge,...

My only advice is to take the golden gate bridge, you will remember riding across it on a bike for the rest of your life.

I assume you are credit card touring. You said you were there for work...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,270
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It is called a chainglider. I do not use one,...

It is called a chainglider. I do not use one, but those that use it love it. Users boast of longer chainlife, minimal maintenance and they claim their kids do better in school. (Ok, they don't...
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

And it only took three years to do so.

And it only took three years to do so.
Forum: Touring
10-08-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,228
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have canti brakes on a couple bikes, V brakes...

I have canti brakes on a couple bikes, V brakes with Travel Agents on one, mini-V brakes on one, sidepulls on one, vintage Mafac centerpulls on one, and on one bike a disc in rear with a V brake and...
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