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Forum: Touring
12-21-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By chrisx

The question is, drum...

The question is,

drum rooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllll,


If a person wants to take advantage of the modern world. what modern navigation equiptment is good and reliable for a bicycle...
Forum: Touring
12-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By chrisx

2020 navigation thread

Something for the old timers who want to join the modern beep beep beepathon follow a phone down the road crowd.

My gps is more than 10 years old. I do not know how to down load a map to it. I...
Forum: Touring
12-19-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By chrisx

Cool weather hat

Thiughts on hats for cool weather cycling. I had a 45 north wool cycling cap, had until the other day. I liked the ear flaps on below 40 days. I expect the Canadians will answer one way and the...
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By chrisx

Varies from airline to airline. I got asked...

Varies from airline to airline.

I got asked to stuff my carry on in the tester half the time in South America. I have to put my coat on to make it fit.

Amtrak on the other hand, has a lot more...
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By chrisx

2.6 inch tires do not leave room for my pinky to...

2.6 inch tires do not leave room for my pinky to pass between the stays and tire. Which means the paint will get sand blasted when I hit the desert.

Do you think I could trade a 2009 S&S coulped...
Forum: Touring
12-13-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By chrisx

More late. Do not plan a flight by the train...

More late. Do not plan a flight by the train schedule. Read that again. Sometimes half a day late.

In the fine print.
A bike can be apart and a carry on, with a few more inches than a regular...
Forum: Touring
12-12-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,670
Posted By chrisx

US mail. No Box. Your name address and phone...

US mail. No Box. Your name address and phone number taped to the inside of the case in a easy to see location. In addition to the mailing label.

Do you have a place to mail it to.? Some Post...
Forum: Touring
12-12-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By chrisx

Sounds about right. I had my 09 down to 27.3...

Sounds about right.

I had my 09 down to 27.3 pounds at some point. Just over 30 with 6 bottle cages and a rear rack and fenders.
Maybe more with the 29 x 2.6 inch tires I just mounted. Tight fit....
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By chrisx

I spend a lot of time in the sand. It is cold, I...

I spend a lot of time in the sand. It is cold, I want to go south. The 26th parallel has some nice rock art to search for.

What about the 68* head tube on the new model insted of the (71* ?) on...
Forum: Touring
12-07-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By chrisx

2020 Fago

Any one seen the 2020 Fargo yet?
Should I trade the 2009 in for a 2020?
They take a 3 inch tire on the new model.

Or

Am I clicking away on a rainy afternoon and the old one rolls fine?
Forum: Touring
12-07-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By chrisx

No good. Post up your frame model, and the lads...

No good.
Post up your frame model, and the lads will post a dozen or more fork choices for you.

Shorter is bottom of the barrel bad,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUCRaGmoMt8

How about 20...
Forum: Touring
11-17-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By chrisx

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Unesco_world_heritage_sites.png/1024px-Unesco_world_heritage_sites.png
Think you might be on to something.
Forum: Touring
11-14-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By chrisx

27.5+ and 29 inch tires are about the same...

27.5+ and 29 inch tires are about the same height. 27.5 x 3 is about the same height as a 29 x 2.1. You want the bottom bracket to remain the same distance from the ground when you change tires.

I...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,956
Posted By chrisx

Keep plastic away from hot food! Boil in the...

Keep plastic away from hot food!
Boil in the Plastic bag out of business?

Because boiling water makes plastic leach into your food.
The plastic lodges in you brain, and reduces your level of...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 33,155
Posted By chrisx

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48956611402_bb...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48956611402_bbb6c4068f_b.jpgFlickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48911355683_47b66b9e32_b.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 33,155
Posted By chrisx

Baja divide season starts the first of November. ...

Baja divide season starts the first of November.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48955820878_4e2aababfa_b.jpg
I went into a museum for these photos....
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By chrisx

Any truth in this statement?

https://www.promolife.com/o-pen-tactical-water-sanitation-device/
The O-Pen® is a pen-sized water purification device that you can take anywhere. It can purify 16 ounces of water in under a minute...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By chrisx

Chemicals are for emergancy use only. Bleach,...

Chemicals are for emergancy use only. Bleach, iodine, all chemicals.

Long term use of chemical has ill effects on your health. They are also less effective, do not work as well.

Grayl has a...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By chrisx

Looks to small for a person 6,1. Never buy a...

Looks to small for a person 6,1. Never buy a frame the wrong size. From the looks of it you are buying a frame to restore, not a complete bike.

$200 is far to much for a tired old frame.


I...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By chrisx

rebuild it yourself best choice. 9.5 years...

rebuild it yourself
best choice.

9.5 years old at the time?
and a new frame?
really?
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By chrisx

In the old days, we drank water from a fast...

In the old days, we drank water from a fast moving stream. Above any human settlement. Moss or green plants in the water are natures filter.



Portable filters do not remove DDT, or lead, or...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By chrisx

Main attraction. Multiple rims 1 hub. ...

Main attraction. Multiple rims 1 hub.


?¿? affraid of a leak?
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By chrisx

Filters grow mold inside of them while you store...

Filters grow mold inside of them while you store them.

Boiling is still the best.
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,558
Posted By chrisx

My old thumbies lasted through 6 or 7 frames. I...

My old thumbies lasted through 6 or 7 frames. I bought them used. I left the bike in Guatemala

My new 11 speed thumbies should last the rest of my life¡¿

The old are not silly simple compared...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By chrisx

Internal gear hub, Kindernay?

https://kindernay.com/products/

Let me guess,
No has has tried this system?
Sure looks good on papèr.
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By chrisx

interesting thought Replace the bike...

interesting thought



Replace the bike or parts as they wear out. not buy a number on a meter
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,290
Posted By chrisx

3m reflective tape ...

3m reflective tape
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48907054656_9d4bdb9fb0_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48956616307_f5f2a282a1_z.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By chrisx

Mexican drivers > USA/CA > Peru. The...

Mexican drivers > USA/CA > Peru.

The greatest danger in Baja, on the paved highways is gringo drivers. The fat lady drives a little silver honda 350 days a year. When her husband gets tired, she...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,558
Posted By chrisx

It did not pop into my head to put the b screw...

It did not pop into my head to put the b screw into the derailleur from the other side. But I will type out, reverse the b screw, to help my tired old brain remember that thought for another day.
...
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,558
Posted By chrisx

True. I had to remove a cog from the middle...

True.

I had to remove a cog from the middle of the 11 speed cassette to make it fit the old mid 90s wheel. Unlike my m772, my m970 derailleur did not like a longer b screw for the 42 tooth cog.
...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By chrisx

Education? 1. Los Cabos 111.33...

Education?

1. Los Cabos


111.33 homicides per every 100,000 people

Finally, Los Cabos ranks at the very top of the list of the most dangerous cities in Mexico and around the world. In 2017,...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By chrisx

Rained real good for about 1 hour. Flat as...

Rained real good for about 1 hour.

Flat as flat can be around here. Rain every afternoon for a week. The day before the photo was a lot the same.

Plan around the rain. Never seen anybody...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By chrisx

I would not want a 20 inch wheel for 80 mile...

I would not want a 20 inch wheel for 80 mile rides in BCS.

Maybe in town or something.

But I like to get away from the main roads.

any other issues? (safety?)
Not carry a wallet.
One id...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By chrisx

Rain, rain gear, dealing with rain?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48956372081_5b075580a5_b.jpg
Sometimes it rains a little more than you expected.
Any thoughts on the subject?
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,558
Posted By chrisx

Eaiser? How is that? I can not see what you are...

Eaiser? How is that? I can not see what you are talking about.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?resultpage=2&category=691
seems that xt m772 cost $3 more than xt m8000
You can...
Forum: Touring
09-22-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By chrisx

What is the map of, Spain or Venezuela? ...

What is the map of, Spain or Venezuela?
Venezuela is a lot like pre WWII Germany at the moment.

A well educated person could make a better choice for travel plans than a beer guy on the web at...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By chrisx

Safety map

Dont know why I never noticed this map before¡
https://travelmaps.state.gov/TSGMap/?extent=-92.645081457,-4.843246813,-59.399629556,12.490597364
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By chrisx

Which one He might mean a paper 3m mask. The...

Which one
He might mean a paper 3m mask. The large plastic ones are good for 40 hours, and expensive.
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By chrisx

Gunsmoke came from old stories, diaries, court...

Gunsmoke came from old stories, diaries, court records, etc. Fictional is a very stong word.


Mev,

What about your trip to northeast South America? I wanted to read about it.



Not a lot...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By chrisx

Dust dust and more dust. What to do about all the dust?¡?

Should you want to ride say 500 miles of dry dusty road, and by dust I mean blowing in the wind, kicked up in the air by trucks, dust.

How do you deal with all that dust? Make like Festus and wear...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,178
Posted By chrisx

When you comin' home now, son, the world is not for you

No reason to type anymore,
they sing the story on youtube now.

On a crystal morning I can see the dewdrops falling
Down from a gleaming heaven, I can hear the voices call
When you comin' home...
Forum: Touring
08-31-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,719
Posted By chrisx

Older than I thought¿ When are you leaving? ...

Older than I thought¿

When are you leaving?
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By chrisx

canti brakes

Need to read this thread also.
but
I want cantis on the front so I can run a canti rack.
The 28 year old cantis on my rockhopper need to be replaced.
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,719
Posted By chrisx

What about a loop? Use a county bus here and...

What about a loop? Use a county bus here and there to get closer to the start, but just ride a loop. Grey Hound, yuck.

https://www.talgov.com/starmetro/sm-weekday.aspx

lot of county buses in...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,178
Posted By chrisx

Better answer. The women is 25 years old, and...

Better answer.
The women is 25 years old, and wants to ride her bicycle.

Step aside and stop crying¡
If you cry and complain to long and to loud she will be afraid to call or visit.

...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,178
Posted By chrisx

Most useful post

Best answer,
be able to repair your own bike,
on the scale of things this info saves the most trouble.

Op did mention she lived in LA for a while. Most dangerous place on the PCR, Area around...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,178
Posted By chrisx

Sometimes the women make it places I can not get...

Sometimes the women make it places I can not get to
https://www.athousandturns.net/2010/06/06/where-the-wild-things-are/
no matter how hard I try.
...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By chrisx

Easy fix. Return to the shop that built the...

Easy fix.
Return to the shop that built the wheel,
or any bike shop,
True the wheel,
adjust the brakes,
ride around for a long time.

New wheels are supposed to have the spokes retensioned...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,178
Posted By chrisx

No one has addressed the greatest danger to all...

No one has addressed the greatest danger to all cyclists:
A fat lady in a silver Honda, holding a cell phone flat in its left hand, and a makeup brush in its right hand.

Daddy, get the girl...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,178
Posted By chrisx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=L...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=Lb4CGMirBNI

Need to go outside, what if she makes you stay home, dady?
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