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Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 242,510
Posted By Doug64

Well done David! :):thumb:

Well done David! :):thumb:
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 833
Posted By Doug64

Something else to consider is insulating one of...

Something else to consider is insulating one of your front panniers, and dedicate it to all food products. This allows your to keep drinks cool and carry some perishable items longer. It also...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 242,510
Posted By Doug64

Belgium ...

Belgium
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Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 833
Posted By Doug64

OP, Using a piece of tire as a tire boot is...

OP, Using a piece of tire as a tire boot is overkill, and I'm not sure if it would work very well. A piece of Gorilla tape, or as djb said a dollar bill. makes a good improvised boot.

My son rode...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 833
Posted By Doug64

OP make a spreadsheet /checklist. It helps to...

OP make a spreadsheet /checklist. It helps to remember things. This is just an example, not recommendations for gear to bring on a tour. This includes the clothes we would be wearing. We were packing...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 242,510
Posted By Doug64

It is called "Type 2" fun :thumb:

It is called "Type 2" fun :thumb:
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 833
Posted By Doug64

It may sound like a lot of gear, but this is a...

It may sound like a lot of gear, but this is a shakedown trip, and will give you a good idea of what is needed, and how your bike handles with the extra weight. The weight (35-40 lbs) and type of...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By Doug64

This was the 4th hill at the start of the day. I...

This was the 4th hill at the start of the day. I just looked at it, and when I stopped the first time going up, I put on my running shoes and walked. This was in New York. Nothing in the west was...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode Highway 20 from Newport,...

My wife and I rode Highway 20 from Newport, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts. We were self supported, and it was a great ride. With a chase vehicle, it would also be a good ride. We were still working...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 242,510
Posted By Doug64

Fietsbob does work in one of the shops in...

Fietsbob does work in one of the shops in Astoria. At least he did a few years ago when I dropped some folks from The Netherlands off there on the start of their Trans- American ride. I made a point...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 242,510
Posted By Doug64

The famous or infamous, depending on how you look...

The famous or infamous, depending on how you look at it, 4.1 mile (6.55 km) long Megler Bridge, connecting Washington and Oregon on the Pacific Coast Route.

Crossing the Columbia River...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I have done a lot of activities...

My wife and I have done a lot of activities together including ski mountaineering, climbing, back packing, sailing and canoeing. But bike touring and photography are our real passions. We have toured...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Doug64

Hi Stu, welcome to the forum. I don't have...

Hi Stu, welcome to the forum.

I don't have any experience with the Rocky Mountain rack, but I see one potential issue. The front wheel clamp may cause a problem if you have fenders on your bike. ...
Forum: Touring
03-30-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,419
Posted By Doug64

I can relate to that. I have to call my younger...

I can relate to that. I have to call my younger brother to "truth check" some of my stories.
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Doug64

My wife can get her 32 mm marathon tires back on...

My wife can get her 32 mm marathon tires back on rim with just her hands using the method shown in the video above. It is all about "pinching and pulling". Depending on the rim the straps may not...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,419
Posted By Doug64

MSR Pocket Rocket on the left, and a Primus Duo...

MSR Pocket Rocket on the left, and a Primus Duo stove on the right. The Primus will take both screw and slip on canisters. It is quite a bit heavier than the MSR. ...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,419
Posted By Doug64

This might come in handy: I had this in a...

This might come in handy:

I had this in a Word documant, and finally found the link to it. https://bushwalkingnsw.org.au/clubsites/FAQ/FAQ_FuelNames.htm
03-25-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,099
Posted By Doug64

Rise/ Run = % Slope

Rise/ Run = % Slope
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,352
Posted By Doug64

Another hint if you ever think you will have to...

Another hint if you ever think you will have to ship your bike. If you have cantilever brakes, use your front brake cable hanger to lock your setting in after the headset is adjusted. If you have...
03-21-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By Doug64

Why do you want to remove the freehub?

Why do you want to remove the freehub?
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By Doug64

Stuart, I share your passion for taking care and...

Stuart, I share your passion for taking care and protecting of our outdoor spaces.
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By Doug64

True "Leave No Trace" camping means leave it like...

True "Leave No Trace" camping means leave it like you found it, and pack out everything. Take a guess what those Blue Bags are for. :)
...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,531
Posted By Doug64

Thanks, that is a great site.

Thanks, that is a great site.
03-19-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,357
Posted By Doug64

The inserts were installed by the wheel...

The inserts were installed by the wheel manufacturer, and I have over 20,000 of touring miles on my wheels and the inserts have never moved. "Forever" is a long time.
03-19-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,357
Posted By Doug64

[QUOTE=dabac;21975224]What good are you expecting...

[QUOTE=dabac;21975224]What good are you expecting the insert to do there?

Sure, if you ride through deep water, itíll slow down the flow rate of water into the rim, but thatís about it.
If you...
03-19-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,284
Posted By Doug64

I was on a sharp corner photographing the the...

I was on a sharp corner photographing the the criterion at the men's National Masters Road Championship, and heard a bike go down behind me. I just turned and kept shooting. This is what I saw, and...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 242,510
Posted By Doug64

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51050998992_ac...

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03-18-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,357
Posted By Doug64

My touring wheels, Mavic rims, have an insert in...

My touring wheels, Mavic rims, have an insert in the rim's valve hole that allows the use of Presta or Schrader valves. This is a handy option on a touring bike. I also carry an adapter to use a...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,248
Posted By Doug64

It is a wonder any of us lived long enough to get...

It is a wonder any of us lived long enough to get gray hair:thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,531
Posted By Doug64

David, Based on a one ride sample, what was your...

David, Based on a one ride sample, what was your opinion of the 35 mm Marathons vs. the 32 mm tires. I'm currently using the 32 mm, Marathons, but have thought about going to a little wider tire. ...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,531
Posted By Doug64

If 32 mm tires were good in 2012 what made them...

If 32 mm tires were good in 2012 what made them undesirable in 2021?

I did a lot of touring on my Volpe with 28 mm tires, including a ride across the U. S. The 28 mm tires handled everything we...
03-16-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Doug64

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51044363923_3d...

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Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By Doug64

IMO buying the larger bags first is the most...

IMO buying the larger bags first is the most flexible. You can always put less in 40L bags, but it is hard to put more in bags that are too small for the load. Having said that, my wife did just the...
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,248
Posted By Doug64

Yes, it is still made. My first Volpe was a 2007...

Yes, it is still made. My first Volpe was a 2007 and the one pictured is a 2013.

If your friend's Volpe was stock, she had to be tough. Her cranks were probably a 52/42/30 and the rear cluster was...
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,248
Posted By Doug64

The Volpe makes a good touring bike. Bill is...

The Volpe makes a good touring bike. Bill is right, the chainstays are not as long as the LHTs. I wear size 10s, and any larger might be a problem. I used a Volpe to ride across the U.S., and many...
Forum: Touring
03-13-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 242,510
Posted By Doug64

Separation anxiety :) ...

Separation anxiety :)

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Forum: Touring
03-13-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,248
Posted By Doug64

:thumb: ...

:thumb:

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Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,248
Posted By Doug64

My wife's touring bike has just gone over 25,000...

My wife's touring bike has just gone over 25,000 miles (10 years) on the original rims; and she runs linear brakes, which are harder on the rims. I've used cantilever brakes for a long time and my...
03-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Doug64

I've only had experience with low riders on my...

I've only had experience with low riders on my touring bikes, and they are pretty stable. I have used them on a cyclocross bike, and they also worked well on it. ...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By Doug64

I just share a little of my coffee, That usually...

I just share a little of my coffee, That usually takes care of them.

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03-09-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By Doug64

This is another source of information: ...

This is another source of information:
https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/GN0001/DM-GN0001-24-ENG.pdf
03-09-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By Doug64

Take a look at this video and follow the steps to...

Take a look at this video and follow the steps to adjust your rear derailleur (RD). Also go to you FD and follow Park's video starting from the first step to adjust it. Don't skip steps in the FD...
Forum: Touring
03-09-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By Doug64

Also be careful handling your phone and camera...

Also be careful handling your phone and camera equipment.

When I was working, I had a flat tire on my truck miles back in the boonies. My radio would not reach town, and one of the lug nuts was...
03-09-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By Doug64

Why did you replace the derailleur hanger? If it...

Why did you replace the derailleur hanger? If it was because of a wreck you could have bent the derailleur arm. Did you take your chain off when you were working on it? What make and model is you...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By Doug64

Yes, I was a Forester, and I did use a...

Yes, I was a Forester, and I did use a clinometer. It was a separate instrument, about the same size as the compass.
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By Doug64

The Silva was expensive, but was a good...

The Silva was expensive, but was a good investment. This is the one I used in my 47-year career tromping through the forests of Oregon and Washington. Some days I'd stand on a ridge and think to...
03-08-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By Doug64

In the middle picture above, it looks like your...

In the middle picture above, it looks like your chain is not even on your upper jockey wheel. If you could get some light on the rear cogs and the upper jockey wheel it would help. See if can get a...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By Doug64

I think electronic mapping tools takes a lot of...

I think electronic mapping tools takes a lot of the adventure out of touring, but I use them. However, I use them "with a grain of salt". I also like paper maps for the same reasons listed above.
...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,488
Posted By Doug64

I tour with my wife, and with her there is not...

I tour with my wife, and with her there is not much sitting around. I am not complaining, It is one of the many things I appreciate. We are both photography addicts; and as soon as camp chores, food,...
03-02-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Doug64

This is our hitch mount Thule rack. Our touring...

This is our hitch mount Thule rack. Our touring bikes have racks and fenders, which make a cross tube anchor point necessary. I purchased it from this company, and am well satisfied by the service...
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