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01-11-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,083
Posted By Phil_gretz

Small fire is Ranger policy. ...

Small fire is Ranger policy.

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01-07-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,063
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The problem I had with glueless patches occurred...

The problem I had with glueless patches occurred on the next puncture.
Airing up the tube to find the pinhole, the patch simply couldn't handle the tube stretching.
OTOH, with a REMA, you'll rip...
01-05-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,083
Posted By livedarklions

I tether 2 live hummingbirds to the saddle by a...

I tether 2 live hummingbirds to the saddle by a thin thread and one hummingbird to the handlebars. They provide enough lift to not only keep the bike upright, but actually an inch or two above the...
01-04-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,083
Posted By HTupolev

A nearby convenient object. ...

A nearby convenient object.

https://i.imgur.com/nFqmVQC.jpg

Or nothing. Laying down a bike on the non-drive side is no big deal.
12-24-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,650
Posted By mdarnton

Why do you think it was lead paint? Old paints...

Why do you think it was lead paint? Old paints aren't lead paint just because they are old.

Re: the lead and mercury, asbestos, etc. We did a real good raising kids who are afraid of everything...
12-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,022
Posted By canklecat

Regarding dumping solvents, I've rarely needed to...

Regarding dumping solvents, I've rarely needed to because I reuse them until the stuff is evaporated and only sludge is left.

As the sludge settles in one jar of solvent, I'll decant the...
12-13-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,672
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's not just gear range, or how low can your...

It's not just gear range, or how low can your bike's gearing go but also what are the gaps between the useable gears. Those of us who have learned to shift a front der well have no need for the...
12-08-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,823
Posted By burnthesheep

Roads. Without a pretty modern mountain bike...

Roads.

Without a pretty modern mountain bike setup, even the most modern metropolises of yesteryear would not have had good enough streets and roads for what they could have made back then.
...
12-07-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,397
Posted By DiabloScott

I have read literally thousands of chain-checker...

I have read literally thousands of chain-checker threads. I have never seen anyone claim that chain-checkers are especially accurate - their proponents are universally in agreement that they are...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,054
Posted By mstateglfr

nope. ...

nope.

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12-04-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,804
Posted By indyfabz

I hate clipless pedals, which is why I have been...

I hate clipless pedals, which is why I have been using them for decades.
12-02-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,493
Posted By Charliekeet

Yeah, still got a couple of Ďem. Just built this...

Yeah, still got a couple of Ďem. Just built this one up for my kid when his prior frame broke. {Yes, I know we should really add a bash guard to take up unsightly crankarm holes... :D }
Anyway, itís...
12-02-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,493
Posted By veganbikes

26" is still in existence sure maybe not in the...

26" is still in existence sure maybe not in the huge abundance that we all knew a loved but I can still find plenty of great rim and tire options. I just built up my Titanium Habanero...
11-30-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,493
Posted By indyfabz

I miss my old Trek 930. That thing took a beating...

I miss my old Trek 930. That thing took a beating for 14 years. Good thing I did know it was so wrong. I never would have enjoyed it.
11-28-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

It is extremely unlikely that a fall from a...

It is extremely unlikely that a fall from a stationary position would cause any real damage to your pedal.
Pictures would help make a call.
11-23-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By howardv

More than a decade ago, I was a hard-core roller...

More than a decade ago, I was a hard-core roller blader. Used to clean my bearings religiously! Good clean bearings with light oil made a HUGE difference in skating. But they had to be cleaned and...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By djb

howdy southern ontario feller or lady, 1- yes,...

howdy southern ontario feller or lady,
1- yes, absolutely a triple ring touring bike will have sufficient low gears that make touring with camping stuff etc more enjoyable. I'll try to make this...
11-21-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,111
Posted By HTupolev

Why carry a stand on the bike, when the world is...

Why carry a stand on the bike, when the world is already covered in stands?

https://i.imgur.com/ub0IpcD.jpg
11-19-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,641
Posted By veganbikes

Keep the paramedics on speed dial, just in case....

Keep the paramedics on speed dial, just in case. That is some serious damage to that top tube and I wouldn't feel safe riding it like that.
11-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,937
Posted By Mulberry20

Good engineering dictates the best material for...

Good engineering dictates the best material for each part not the same material for each part.
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,394
Posted By alan s

Supported bike touring is for wussies who can’t...

Supported bike touring is for wussies who can’t carry their own stuff. Real men, women and children carry their own stuff.
11-10-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,165
Posted By Yelbom15

If cables donít stretch, does that mean I can...

If cables donít stretch, does that mean I can remove my barrel adjusters? :lol:
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,916
Posted By djb

Scooby, what tires are you using? Just this will...

Scooby, what tires are you using? Just this will affect things, and as you don't say, it's hard to tell if you are using thin roadie tires.
A couple of ideas from someone who has toured for about 30...
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,394
Posted By CargoDane

Unsupported does not mean "cashless" or...

Unsupported does not mean "cashless" or "homeless". Buying stuff - including food or going into a laundromat or sleep in a hotel does not mean you're suddenly on a supported tour.
Forum: Touring
10-22-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By fishboat

I think lower(lower center of gravity) will...

I think lower(lower center of gravity) will improve handling, but..there's always a but, it depends on where you're riding. The low pannier on front rock-brush strike issue is always raised in...
10-18-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,670
Posted By ofajen

Iíd agree with this. That is, Iíve seen...

Iíd agree with this. That is, Iíve seen statements but not evidence that either higher or lower pressure changes the propensity to flat.

So, I choose tire pressure based on other performance...
10-17-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,151
Posted By djb

you cant rush the drying, it has to be dry ...

you cant rush the drying, it has to be dry
maybe you are putting waaaay too much glue on, and it takes forever to dry

its a pretty straightforward procedure, and no need to say that maybe youre...
10-06-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By mrblue

Hi Bill! The tire is a Vittoria Rubino Pro G+...

Hi Bill!
The tire is a Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ 2.0. My weight is ~130. My favorite food is Spanish or Brazilian. My eyes are brown and my mom says I have a smile to die for. I grew up on the Atlantic...
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,295
Posted By saddlesores

wally world crown white gas: ...

wally world crown white gas:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crown-Camp-Fuel-Quart/51741743 $5.27

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crown-Camp-Fuel-Gallon/51741744 $8.86
...
10-05-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Homebrew01

Did you remove the chain ? Is it the same chain...

Did you remove the chain ? Is it the same chain or a replacement ?
Pedal backwards by hand slowly, and look closely at the chain. Is it going over a "tab" that it should be under , or the opposite ?
10-05-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By Sal Bandini

100% agree. I half-ass lubed my chain once...

100% agree.

I half-ass lubed my chain once and replaced it at 4,000, and I rode it in rain, dirt roads, and once in the snow. I have never washed my bike, but have wiped off some excess dirt and...
09-28-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By JohnDThompson

A RivNut is unlikely to be strong enough to...

A RivNut is unlikely to be strong enough to support a loaded pannier. Failure of the RivNut could easily progress to failure of the fork blade at the RivNut hole, which is unlikely to be a minor...
09-25-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By pdlamb

Re: unscrewing the valve. A lot of people say...

Re: unscrewing the valve. A lot of people say good things about the Lezyne pumps. Sometimes when I read these glowing reports, especially when I haven't bought anything lately, I'll go look up the...
09-24-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,851
Posted By Maelochs

On walking---trying to balance a heavily laden...

On walking---trying to balance a heavily laden touring bike while pushing it up a steep slope is a Very annoying exercise. Balance is automatic while riding---and the faster one goes the more...
09-10-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,883
Posted By MrK.

Just picked up a set of the reissued Panaracer...

Just picked up a set of the reissued Panaracer Dart-Smoke tires and installed them on my Haro Impulse Comp. Love the look! They are listed as 2.1in but measured just under 2in after inflation. Took...
09-01-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By dedhed

Once the stem is tightened, the star nut does...

Once the stem is tightened, the star nut does absolutely nothing, and you could remove the top cap if you so desired.
08-31-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll also add that fork slop can mimic headset...

I'll also add that fork slop can mimic headset slop. Andy
08-27-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By BoraxKid

Nope, wrong again. My triple is used thusly: big...

Nope, wrong again. My triple is used thusly: big ring for most riding, middle ring for most climbing, small ring for extreme and/or loaded climbing.
08-25-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,718
Posted By u235

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in...

Wow, its a synthetic material, I throw mine in the wash with my other clothes with average cost detergent on cold and most times it goes into the dryer. Instead of all the time spent on weekly or...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,911
Posted By Trevtassie

Touring off road, you can never go too low with...

Touring off road, you can never go too low with gearing, pushing a loaded bike up a gravel hill sucks.
08-21-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,492
Posted By hazetguy

let's just get this out of the way early. ...

let's just get this out of the way early.

disc brakes
carbon fiber frames/forks
chain lube du jour

ok, no more discussion on these things
08-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Interesting discussion. :) I would worry...

Interesting discussion. :)

I would worry about buying rims that can't stand "disc brake force", such rim may not be strong enough to last under pedalling torque and other stresses that pile up...
08-16-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,566
Posted By Skulking

The weight of the bike and rider is all carried...

The weight of the bike and rider is all carried on the hub and transferred to the wheel through the spokes. It doesn't matter where the braking force is applied to the wheel, if you are slowing down...
08-16-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,569
Posted By AeroGut

Those pics are NOT the same bike. I posted those...

Those pics are NOT the same bike. I posted those as examples of what that model SHOULD look like. From the original post with just the chainstay damage, there was speculation that it might have been...
08-16-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,566
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I disagree that the spokes are not loaded during...

I disagree that the spokes are not loaded during rim braking. How do you think the stopping force is transferred to the bike and cargo if not through the spokes. If the transferred forces are...
08-15-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By dsbrantjr

I like that the Tubus adapters separate the...

I like that the Tubus adapters separate the clamping and rack mounting functions to two different bolts.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By Unca_Sam

I guess as long as we're sharing... ...

I guess as long as we're sharing...
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08-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,709
Posted By DreamRider85

Like for instance what you gonna do if you were...

Like for instance what you gonna do if you were hit by a car and canít ride? Donít you need a phone?
08-02-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By fietsbob

12 gauge is rather thick , (But I cant measure...

12 gauge is rather thick , (But I cant measure your stuff from here)
more likely bike industry typical 14 gauge, 2 mm thick (15 is 1.8 mm)

AWG also applies to copper wire in electricity,......
08-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,900
Posted By Kapusta

When I lived in an apartment with a similar...

When I lived in an apartment with a similar situation, before coming inside Iíd knock of the big chunks that might come loose on the way in, then put something down on the floor under the bike where...
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