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Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,084
Posted By jefnvk

Just like ebikes, why when veganism comes up...

Just like ebikes, why when veganism comes up can't the question at hand either be ignored or answered in a productive manner?

The guy asked for tips on what vegans eat on tour, not a discussion on...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By jefnvk

Agree with Tourist in MSN. Generally prefer one...

Agree with Tourist in MSN. Generally prefer one person more capacity than is sleeping in the tent.

That said, 6 people and 10# is massive! Might as well keep your bike indoors with that!
05-21-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,210
Posted By jefnvk

It is a kids bike. It ranges from literally...

It is a kids bike. It ranges from literally nothing to adjust on a toddlers balance bike, to incredibly simple to deal with on the single speed pseudo-BMX that most kids ride until their early teens....
05-21-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,511
Posted By jefnvk

The ridiculous lowballers are annoying, but I...

The ridiculous lowballers are annoying, but I simply don't respond. That said, I had a roommate who used to do that, just tossing out lowball offers on everything. The amount of stuff that he ended...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,412
Posted By jefnvk

Another point on the time issue: I used to work...

Another point on the time issue: I used to work with a lot of foreign workers. Many of them would go back to India or China for extended periods of time, how they would make it work is to basically...
05-21-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By jefnvk

Assuming the C'dale is 8 speed, I'd probably just...

Assuming the C'dale is 8 speed, I'd probably just save my money and go with it. If you actually get into the sport, you're probably going to want to change anything you buy out after a few events...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,084
Posted By jefnvk

Full disclosure: not vegan, but have lived with...

Full disclosure: not vegan, but have lived with some vegans in Europe. Depending on where you are touring there, it can be very difficult. Food labeling laws aren't always adequate, even if you...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By jefnvk

I've got the older version, the Mazama, back when...

I've got the older version, the Mazama, back when they were still Novara and 700x42 and triple cranks. I love it, to be quite honest I could sell off everything else I own besides the fat bike and be...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,632
Posted By jefnvk

I agree that you need pool noodles, but moreso...

I agree that you need pool noodles, but moreso because the hollow ones are easily cut up and placed around the frame tubing for effective protection in shipment.
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By jefnvk

I generally use the Adidas compression boxer...

I generally use the Adidas compression boxer briefs, or a brand called Undertech that they sell at Meijer (for anyone in the midwest). Both have seams in useable places. Pumas were the only real...
Forum: Touring
05-20-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,412
Posted By jefnvk

Meh, even going back in the times of the...

Meh, even going back in the times of the Icelandic sagas, adults have been lamenting the laziness and sloth of the youth, how they'd rather sit around gorging themselves on mead and living off their...
05-18-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,282
Posted By jefnvk

I get your bigger point, but I think people...

I get your bigger point, but I think people vastly overestimate the number of shops who stock such things. There are only two shops in the Detroit area I would even think to try for such a thing,...
05-17-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,282
Posted By jefnvk

And I'd spend all day driving around to a dozen...

And I'd spend all day driving around to a dozen different bike shops, and not a single one would have that in stock. Even if one did for $3, I'd rather pay the $10 to know it is coming in a couple...
Forum: Touring
05-16-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,412
Posted By jefnvk

To be brutally fair? The kids I see today are...

To be brutally fair? The kids I see today are getting far more exercise than I ever did. Its not a run around and play how you see fit style like me, but rather structured sports and rigirous...
05-16-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By jefnvk

I can't say I envy a century as a commute, nor...

I can't say I envy a century as a commute, nor would work be happy if I left my test vehicle sitting in my driveway. Not to mention, risking a ticket on the Interstate is saner than taking the one...
05-16-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By jefnvk

Yeah, I'm gonna get yelled at when the wife...

Yeah, I'm gonna get yelled at when the wife notices. We're in the process of buying a home and moving, I really don't need another bike to deal with right now, but I couldn't pass up that color!
...
05-16-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By jefnvk

Yeah, I've done enough cleanups to have a pretty...

Yeah, I've done enough cleanups to have a pretty good eye for what is and isn't salvageable. I kinda expected the hub to look like that, the gunk on there reminds me of the cosmoline that the...
05-15-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By jefnvk

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33983193968_55...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33983193968_55e849abb3_b.jpg
And the winner is: 1968! Looks nice and shiny under the gunk.

Yeah BigChief, the position is all screwed up, just hadn't...
05-15-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By jefnvk

Hehe, can't wait to get home and clean off the...

Hehe, can't wait to get home and clean off the hub and see!
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,412
Posted By jefnvk

Eh, understandable if they're uninterested in it...

Eh, understandable if they're uninterested in it and have no problem with you doing it. That was the case with my wife when I went to Iceland. I just read it (maybe incorrectly) the first time as...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,639
Posted By jefnvk

All true statement. Mostly pointing out that...

All true statement. Mostly pointing out that even though I am fairly cold tolerant, nylon pants never really worked well by themselves around freezing for me. I'm sure there are better choices than...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,412
Posted By jefnvk

Likewise, wouldn't leaving your family at home to...

Likewise, wouldn't leaving your family at home to do things on your own run contrary to the whole point of having a family? I'm perfectly fine solo touring, but I enjoy it far more when my wife is...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,639
Posted By jefnvk

I'm going to disagree, at least for me...

I'm going to disagree, at least for me personally, I don't find nylon trekking pants to be all that warm on their own. They're not the most packable thing, but I still have a pair of jeans with me....
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,412
Posted By jefnvk

+1. I saw LOTS of families touring when I was in...

+1. I saw LOTS of families touring when I was in France and the Netherlands. No, you're probably not going to be pounding out centuries every day, and there may be more sightseeing stops and MUPs...
05-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By jefnvk

The bike cost me less than two pints and a burger...

The bike cost me less than two pints and a burger I had immediately afterwards, so I can't consider it a bad deal regardless :thumb:

Heck, the tires even still hold air, took it for a ride...
05-14-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By jefnvk

What'd I just buy? $19 Phillips 3 speed

Well, my Salvation Army habit turned up something I've always wanted: a British 3 speed utility bike. Anything I should know about this, beyond it was apparently just a rebadged Raleigh, not...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By jefnvk

I've got the Microshift 10s barends on my Mazama,...

I've got the Microshift 10s barends on my Mazama, and the Dura-Ace 9s barends on a Trek 520. I'd be hard pressed to tell a difference in quality or functionality. Dura-Ace looks a bit nicer...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By jefnvk

Cool pics! In addition to what seeker333...

Cool pics!

In addition to what seeker333 says, get an early start. Crowds don't show up til 11 or 12 most days. We got to Avalanche Lake fly fishing at 730am, there wasn't another person there...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,412
Posted By jefnvk

I have 17 days vacation/PTO a year. Last year, I...

I have 17 days vacation/PTO a year. Last year, I chose to use 11 of those to get me a 17 day trip to France (11 work days plus 6 weekend days), not all of it cycle touring but the majority was. ...
05-14-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By jefnvk

Doubt there would be issues. If the battery...

Doubt there would be issues. If the battery doesn't work, warranty it out.
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By jefnvk

Yeah, probably not that common of an occurrence,...

Yeah, probably not that common of an occurrence, but the one time I tried to use it it had broken down in Wisconsin. I was scheduled to sail (and only told when I showed up to get on) on the...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,407
Posted By jefnvk

I'm personally a big fan of the Clement (think...

I'm personally a big fan of the Clement (think they might be Donolley now?) USH. They're 35, but give a nice "slick" center tread pattern for the hard stuff and diamond tread on the sidewalls. Can...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By jefnvk

Just know if it stops running for whatever...

Just know if it stops running for whatever reasons, you might be stuck there for a few days until it is back and operational, so it isn't the best choice for schedule intensive trips. That foiled my...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By jefnvk

Sounds like a trip along the coast of Lake...

Sounds like a trip along the coast of Lake Superior in Michigan would suit your needs. Water keeps the surrounding areas relatively cool, most of the shore roads are paved, and of course, you have...
05-13-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 969
Posted By jefnvk

I'll echo what others have said, that is REALLY...

I'll echo what others have said, that is REALLY low. I stop most my bikes at 19, because even the one at 16.7 or so gets used so infrequently I can't justify it. At 14, you'd need a 90RPM cadence...
05-07-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,502
Posted By jefnvk

Depends on how much is in my bank account. Thus...

Depends on how much is in my bank account. Thus far, it has been $1200.
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,867
Posted By jefnvk

Yep. Tires are relatively cheap, if I feel...

Yep. Tires are relatively cheap, if I feel something will benefit me better, why not?
05-03-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By jefnvk

Define "sand". There are many "sand" surfaces...

Define "sand". There are many "sand" surfaces I'd have no problem riding my road bike down. There are "sand" surfaces I wouldn't attempt on my fat bike. What are the specifics of the sand?
05-03-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By jefnvk

My Corvette IS my beater.

My Corvette IS my beater.
05-03-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By jefnvk

Well, I stand corrected!

Well, I stand corrected!
05-03-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,258
Posted By jefnvk

With the 'vert, you're outta luck. I don't know...

With the 'vert, you're outta luck. I don't know what exactly it is as far as customization, but I've seen lots of Vettes with trailer hitches for track/autox trailers, I'd imagine unless you really...
05-02-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,039
Posted By jefnvk

Well, we didn't buy the house on the MUP. That...

Well, we didn't buy the house on the MUP. That said, we bought a house less than a mile down a lightly traveled dirt road from a nice MTB trailhead. Guess I gotta expand my fleet variety and riding...
Forum: Touring
05-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By jefnvk

I mean, it is kind of like comparing an CUV to a...

I mean, it is kind of like comparing an CUV to a sedan. Yeah, one is bigger and heavier and slower and less maneuverable, but for any sort of regular riding scenarios, it really isn't that profound...
04-25-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By jefnvk

I haven't had a "local" phone number on my...

I haven't had a "local" phone number on my personal phone in about 15 years now. Still have the number I got in high school about six cities ago.



They don't. That said, to some people, it is...
04-25-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By jefnvk

Wait I got this one: buy exactly what I have, it...

Wait I got this one: buy exactly what I have, it is obviously the best!

But in all seriousness, just take each of them on a ride, and pick the one that feels the best to YOU. Equipment wise,...
04-25-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,139
Posted By jefnvk

They have what I want and I can walk out the door...

They have what I want and I can walk out the door with it right then. They generally have a drawer of take-off stems I can rummage through to find something that fits for $10-15. A couple have...
04-24-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,686
Posted By jefnvk

Bridges aren't cheap. We just had a...

Bridges aren't cheap. We just had a substantially more expensive one installed:...
04-18-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By jefnvk

Depends on the business. If it were near a park...

Depends on the business. If it were near a park where I was on vacation, I absolutely would and have.
Forum: Touring
04-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,527
Posted By jefnvk

Agreed. No two people are comfortable on the...

Agreed. No two people are comfortable on the same things. To be quite honest, if you gave me soft earth I'd probably be fine sleeping directly on top of it. Others won't be comfortable on anything...
Forum: Touring
04-18-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,032
Posted By jefnvk

Oh I agree completely. Lot of people in the...

Oh I agree completely. Lot of people in the world I don't care to be around due to a less than stellar personality, from homeless to incredibly wealthy.
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