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Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 829
Posted By Leebo

Yup, washing works. And the Tyvek tape works...

Yup, washing works. And the Tyvek tape works really well too.
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 829
Posted By Leebo

My big agnes HV 1 copper spur bikepacking tent...

My big agnes HV 1 copper spur bikepacking tent weighs 2.5 lbs. No bugs or critters, water proof, no condensation/clammy like a bivy. Long enough for me, can sit up in it and has a small fly for shoes...
09-21-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,977
Posted By Leebo

It's a free county. All riders and bike makers...

It's a free county. All riders and bike makers can find a niche. Have not been to the site in a while. He lost me at rim brakes and 1" headtubes.
09-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By Leebo

My BB7's on three bikes are great. Replace the...

My BB7's on three bikes are great. Replace the pads as needed. No mts? Shouldn't be an issue.
08-27-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By Leebo

Chug water beforehand. On long mt bike rides I...

Chug water beforehand. On long mt bike rides I drink 80-100 oz of cold water from the camelbak, plus a bottle of gatorade plus always have some snacks. I've been there, heatstroke is brutal.
08-26-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Leebo

Bent QR or fork? Tire not seated correctly, axle...

Bent QR or fork? Tire not seated correctly, axle seated in fork? Lots of things to check.
08-26-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,008
Posted By Leebo

I think the OP means they have a vintage bike.

I think the OP means they have a vintage bike.
08-24-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Leebo

Tektro makes some long reach brakes, if that's...

Tektro makes some long reach brakes, if that's what you need.
08-24-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Leebo

I've done needle with carpet thread and super...

I've done needle with carpet thread and super glue, still working 3 years later.
08-24-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By Leebo

Ummm, stuff wears out? Depends on miles and...

Ummm, stuff wears out? Depends on miles and riding conditions.
08-24-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By Leebo

Current pedal and shoe setup? Go with pedals that...

Current pedal and shoe setup? Go with pedals that have steel pins and some grippy shoes. Low hikers, chrome, 661, vans etc. I like race face chesters, steel pins and a nylon body. Work well.
08-23-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Leebo

Mt bikes don't have motors, e bikes are a whole...

Mt bikes don't have motors, e bikes are a whole 'nother thing.
08-23-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Leebo

There are a reason those old sus designs were...

There are a reason those old sus designs were retired.
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,466
Posted By Leebo

Go for a full size frame bag, lots of room, keep...

Go for a full size frame bag, lots of room, keep the heavy stuff low. As said, get a handlebar bag. Revelate, rogue panda or such. Check out the radavist for ideas.
Forum: Touring
08-20-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Leebo

Mt bike helmet with visor, bandana underneath.

Mt bike helmet with visor, bandana underneath.
08-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Leebo

35's might work. Riding through mud? Ever have a...

35's might work. Riding through mud? Ever have a small rock get stuck in your tire? Seems you have more width than height. A slightly wider rim might help? For me, I would want 5-7 mm at a min...
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Leebo

Blocking? Not quite clear on what you are saying?...

Blocking? Not quite clear on what you are saying? Chain is not long enough? Tandem chains are longer, could use 2 quick links? My 2 x11 has great range, as does my 3x9's.
08-18-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,959
Posted By Leebo

Not all fancy ones. 4 are Surlys', Farley fat,...

Not all fancy ones. 4 are Surlys', Farley fat, 2013 Specalized full sus. Roadside find Nishiki lugged steel, sweet all arounder. Won a Burly runabout from Dirt Rag( RIP) ,$1100 sweet rig that got me...
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By Leebo

3" tires. Bike + gear might be 60 lbs or so. I'm...

3" tires. Bike + gear might be 60 lbs or so. I'm 235 on a good day, more if I'm wearing clothes ( sorry) Ever pedal VT? Lincoln gap is the steepest paved mile in the US. So many steep pitches too. It...
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By Leebo

New Build on last years Krampus, Sram stuff....

New Build on last years Krampus, Sram stuff. Gx-1000 cranks( boost) , 22-36 front, 11-46 rear. Boost wheels. Needs a problem solvers clamp to space the front der. out properly. Gx shifters, gx front...
08-11-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By Leebo

New? I've had spokes ting and pop on occasion.

New? I've had spokes ting and pop on occasion.
08-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,959
Posted By Leebo

Cheaper than therapy and a second girlfriend,...

Cheaper than therapy and a second girlfriend, better than a gym membership. Price on miles per smiles? Most here might have 5-10 + bikes. I have 9, just getting by.
08-10-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Leebo

750 ? Tha's going to be tough. Big fan of Maxxis...

750 ? Tha's going to be tough. Big fan of Maxxis here in New England. Lots of rock here, not always pointy ones. Look at the exo casings. Vittoria is also popular, check some of them out.
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By Leebo

1:1 is not a low for me. My low on my Krampus is...

1:1 is not a low for me. My low on my Krampus is 22/46. Good stuff. Yes heavy bike/load and steep New England hills.
08-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,166
Posted By Leebo

It's more of the right tool for the job....

It's more of the right tool for the job. Commuter, fat bike. full sus mt bike, errand/grocery getter, and bikepacking rig. All different. Everyone needs a hobby? Exercise, stress relief, theray,...
08-04-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,302
Posted By Leebo

You make the assumption that most bikes are on...

You make the assumption that most bikes are on the pavement and at night. While I do have a commuter, my mountain bikes and bikepacking bikes are not ridden at night, and for the most part, not on...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,872
Posted By Leebo

Which steel bikes? None of my Surlys wallow. YRMV.

Which steel bikes? None of my Surlys wallow. YRMV.
08-03-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,046
Posted By Leebo

Have a plan, look at a map. Look at the sun, easy...

Have a plan, look at a map. Look at the sun, easy to figure out east and west from there. Unless you wake up face down in the grass from excess drinking, can figure out north and south from there...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,872
Posted By Leebo

Fast? Is it a race? My bikepacking routes take me...

Fast? Is it a race? My bikepacking routes take me on dirt roads, bikepaths, single track and the occasional " off road/trail/ bushwacking. Only use pave to connect them. My Krampus with 3" tires is...
07-31-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,166
Posted By Leebo

A few frames, lots of wheels and parts in bins....

A few frames, lots of wheels and parts in bins. Can always, fix, repair or just build up something new to cover emergencies.
07-26-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,166
Posted By Leebo

9 here, barely getting by, its such a hardship....

9 here, barely getting by, its such a hardship. Fat bike, full sus, cross check for road, 1x1 set up for gravel, Karate Monkey for day exploring, Krampus for bikepacking, Nishiki with flat bars for...
07-14-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Leebo

You're going to buy 1 pedal? They are sold in...

You're going to buy 1 pedal? They are sold in pairs for a reason, buy 2 that match. Cheap ones can be had for 30-50 $
07-13-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Leebo

Try problems solvers. They make a clamp that will...

Try problems solvers. They make a clamp that will go around your seat tube with a cable stop on it.
07-09-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Leebo

One option would be a square taper BB, many...

One option would be a square taper BB, many spindle lengths available and a road double or mt bike triple crank with whatever chainring you need. SS crank options too. Thinking less than $ 100 for...
07-09-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By Leebo

You can cross the lines when safe to do so....

You can cross the lines when safe to do so. Runner, biker, delivery truck, mail truck, slow tractor etc. Show me someone who has gotten a ticket for going around a slower road user.
07-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,860
Posted By Leebo

What ever is bigger that fits. Big fan of Maxxis....

What ever is bigger that fits. Big fan of Maxxis. Running tubeless? Psi used? Fork set up correctly for your weight and riding style?
07-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Leebo

Save your time and money. get some shimano xt,...

Save your time and money. get some shimano xt, dual pistons are awesome. Got them on my Krampus for bikepacking. The loaded bike is 60 lbs or so. Me? 235 on a good day. 180 rotors front and rear....
07-08-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,860
Posted By Leebo

What is it about the current setup that's not...

What is it about the current setup that's not good?
07-08-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By Leebo

What size wheels, 26"? Get some beefy tires, and...

What size wheels, 26"? Get some beefy tires, and new tubes. Use some velox cloth rim strips, start there.
07-08-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Leebo

What kind of riding do you do? 180 front and rear...

What kind of riding do you do? 180 front and rear should be plenty. Current brake setup?
06-30-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By Leebo

What is the replacement rim strip? Cloth tape?...

What is the replacement rim strip? Cloth tape? Stans? Replace the tire and inner tube, start there.
06-30-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Leebo

Couple o questions. Why for one? Hub width, as...

Couple o questions. Why for one? Hub width, as said , not a through axle correct? You might be able to get a solid threaded axle to replace the existing qr. Need to be concerned with thread pitch,...
06-24-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,257
Posted By Leebo

I use a small frame bag. 24 oz gatoradeand a 24 +...

I use a small frame bag. 24 oz gatoradeand a 24 + 36 oz water. Almost all public/commercial buildings have an outdoor faucet. Cemeteries too.
06-21-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,946
Posted By Leebo

Wipe snots, grip when hands are sweaty or wet....

Wipe snots, grip when hands are sweaty or wet. Padding for comfort too.
06-21-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,188
Posted By Leebo

Almost to the top of the Darwin list....

Almost to the top of the Darwin list....
06-21-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,992
Posted By Leebo

Gone to flat pedals and Keen shoes. US size 16...

Gone to flat pedals and Keen shoes. US size 16 feet. 14's? piffle.
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By Leebo

No need to rivet the coroplast, just put some on...

No need to rivet the coroplast, just put some on the bottom/backside bent in an "L". I just zip tie my stuff bags to the rack. 1 and 2.5 gallon zip lock bags for inside too.
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Leebo

In the frame bag.

In the frame bag.
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By Leebo

Too much work, weight and too cold, frozen water...

Too much work, weight and too cold, frozen water bottles? No thanks. Spring though fall in New England. 45 to 90 F ? All good.
06-15-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Leebo

I run a 2.5 DHF front, and a 2.4 aggressor rear....

I run a 2.5 DHF front, and a 2.4 aggressor rear. Just as good as the DHR, imho. rolls better than the dhr. A little flatter profile knobs, only trade off is mud, which I tend not to ride in.
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