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04-23-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thanks for posting. On this forum I have seen...

Thanks for posting. On this forum I have seen comments on two SP hubs with bearing failures, yours is the only other one I have seen mentioned. Not sure how many are out there, but I think there...
04-23-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you for your input. This bike is...

Thank you for your input. This bike is anticipated to be used almost exclusively on pavement. In my region it is extremely rare for a paved road to be covered with manure. I occasionally ride this...
04-23-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few years ago someone suggested that powerbanks...

A few years ago someone suggested that powerbanks sold for use with solar power systems usually had pass through capability, and he cited a Voltaic that he had bought. I do not recall if they...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 277
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Mirror is a Third Eye. Third Eye® Hard Shell...

Mirror is a Third Eye.
Third Eye® Hard Shell Helmet Mirror (http://www.thirdeyemirrors.com/(03).htm)

I did not check Canada Amazon, this is USA version....
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 277
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think you should just plan to wear wet gloves...

I think you should just plan to wear wet gloves and get your hands wet. Get ones that dry quick, in cool weather you would want long finger gloves. In my previous post I listed the ones I like for...
04-22-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Earlier I said this: Started a new...

Earlier I said this:



Started a new thread with my photos at:
https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1228845-wiring-up-dyno-powered-lighting-system-usb-charger.html
04-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Wiring up a dyno powered lighting system with USB charger

In this thread I describe how I wired up my dynohub wiring for headlight, taillight, and dyno powered USB charger. And why I made some of the choices that I made. I am not saying this is the best way...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just curious, why the preference for disc and...

Just curious, why the preference for disc and also quick release?

I have a disc brake on the rear on one bike, everything else I have is rim brake. And my disc is quick release. The frame I bought...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 277
Posted By Tourist in MSN

What temperature range? Feet: One thing I...

What temperature range?

Feet:
One thing I would look at is what I anticipate the coldest temperature to be for the day, as if it starts out warm enough to get wet feet without a problem, if the...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,882
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I grew up in Minnesota, live in Wisconsin, have...

I grew up in Minnesota, live in Wisconsin, have camped a lot in those two states. I have seen a lot of black bears, some up close. I think the closest was about 20 feet away, that was a small one...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The Surly Troll was only recently discontinued. ...

The Surly Troll was only recently discontinued. I would not be surprised if every one has been sold considering the bike and parts shortages over the past year, but you might get lucky if you...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Oops, sorry. I was only focused on the 26 inch...

Oops, sorry. I was only focused on the 26 inch and thru axle. For some reason I thought that they added disc capability when they redesigned the frame a few years ago.

I bought mine used over a...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,882
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Don't run into the bear at high speed. ...

Don't run into the bear at high speed.
https://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/07/02/search-bear-killed-man-near-glacier-park-winds/

Years ago I was riding in Waterton and Glacier National Parks, I had a...
Forum: Touring
04-21-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are several options out there. Do some...

There are several options out there. Do some research. But hurry, when the bike industry jumps on a new idea, each manufacturer is afraid of looking like they are being left behind so they all...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 417
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just in case you think of donating to a rails to...

Just in case you think of donating to a rails to trail system, in Wisconsin the state is considering opening up some rail trails to ATVs. Such trails could very well become a motorized rec vehicle...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,515
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have ridden on a lot of roads like the above...

I have ridden on a lot of roads like the above and how safe I felt was strictly a function of how busy the roads were. If that was busier than it looked, I might have been nervous. The width of the...
Forum: Touring
04-20-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,515
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your photo was very good at capturing the rumble...

Your photo was very good at capturing the rumble strip. I took this photo because more than the left half of the shoulder was rumble strip, but the photo did not capture it well, that is a slightly...
04-19-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By Tourist in MSN

One of my bikes has S&S couplers, which are...

One of my bikes has S&S couplers, which are stainless. They recommend a special grease for those couplers that costs a fortune.
DuPont Teflon Bearing Grease...
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04-19-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 417
Posted By Tourist in MSN

In Wisconsin, I think all of those trails are...

In Wisconsin, I think all of those trails are managed by the Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources, along with the state parks. I suspect that is the case in many other states. But, in Wisconsin,...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 417
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have no idea what the future of Dream Bikes is,...

I have no idea what the future of Dream Bikes is, they closed half of their locations during Covid, now only in Wisconsin.
https://www.dream-bikes.org/

I hope they recover.

I have donated a...
04-19-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you start using it, just don't do what a...

If you start using it, just don't do what a friend of mine did, he said he wanted to test his brake light so he wanted those of us behind him to say if it worked. He then slammed on his brakes and...
04-19-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The Topline rack mounted light, I had one on a...

The Topline rack mounted light, I had one on a rack and when I went to remove it I found that the nuts were rusted on to the bolts and that the bolts twisted in their plastic mount inside the light....
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you can pick up a free paper map of the...

If you can pick up a free paper map of the downtown area, do so. I have had trouble with GPS working well between the tall buildings that blocked some satellite signals. And if you are under the El...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some friends of mine did Southern Tier. They did...

Some friends of mine did Southern Tier. They did an indoor trip, no camping. Started in California, rode to Florida, rented a minivan and each day a different member of the group drove the van with...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Someone several years ago on this forum commented...

Someone several years ago on this forum commented that it could be very hard to find the itty bitty thing that caused the puncture inside of a tire. They would wipe the inside of the tire with a ball...
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I bought one of those for mountain biking in...

I bought one of those for mountain biking in North Dakota, Maah Daah Hey trail. The tube got very thin right at the valve stem. I used that on the rear, on the front used a regular tube. In both...
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,431
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Good point, the tires I tour on are rarely used...

Good point, the tires I tour on are rarely used for riding around near home.
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,143
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If your panniers are the standard Frontrollers,...

If your panniers are the standard Frontrollers, not the city version, the strap that goes over the top is useful too. I usually strap my raingear on top of my Frontrollers, that way it is very handy...
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,143
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Iceland, almost everybody there in the...

Iceland, almost everybody there in the campgrounds or hostels were either local or had flown there. And a lot of stuff you find on the free shelves was stuff they they could not or did not want to...
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,143
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I try to bring enough toothpaste, soap for sink...

I try to bring enough toothpaste, soap for sink laundry and camp cleanup, bar of soap for showers, and shampoo for the trip. If a month and a half, I bring more from home. But those are the only...
Forum: Touring
04-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,485
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Do not rule out stopping at a fast food...

Do not rule out stopping at a fast food restaurant on the way to save time. Setting up camp when you are not used to it takes time, showers take time, etc.

I always ride pretty slow after a big...
04-17-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My HRM was reading erratically low yesterday,...

My HRM was reading erratically low yesterday, when I got home the battery voltage (CR 2032 battery) was down to 2.7v, put in a new battery.

In my case, if my chest strap was closer to the receiver...
Forum: Touring
04-16-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,515
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I fully agree with the concept, but I think 10 to...

I fully agree with the concept, but I think 10 to 12 feet is much better. Too close and you can't see small debris in the road (broken glass, wire bits, other bits of metal that fell off cars, etc.)...
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,515
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Traffic was so heavy on this stretch of road that...

Traffic was so heavy on this stretch of road that for a hefty distance I rode on the very loose gravel on the side, the pavement part of the shoulder was not as wide as I wanted to feel comfortable....
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think leather is less common now than it used...

I think leather is less common now than it used to be. I do not see many in use.

I remembered seeing this several years ago, took a few minutes with help from Google to find a copy, note from a...
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,515
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Same exact thing happened to me five years ago....

Same exact thing happened to me five years ago. About one or two seconds before we passed on the road is when the driver turned into my lane. What you described is a driver that is not looking where...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,143
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned in post 3 above that I usually use a...

I mentioned in post 3 above that I usually use a sleeping bag liner. I picked up that idea from a gal I used to work with, she commented that when camping far from showers a liner helps keep your...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The Brooks Conquest in the photo used to be...

The Brooks Conquest in the photo used to be Brooks Honey color, but after several years of touring and Brooks Proofide applications, it has gotten much darker with age. And it now is my most...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,922
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There is gravel and there is gravel. Last...

There is gravel and there is gravel.

Last summer I frequently rode on three Wisconsin rail trails, one of them had a good firm base, 32mm road tires were fine. I used 37mm tires on the other two...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,485
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Tire boot, I cut up some rectangles from US Post...

Tire boot, I cut up some rectangles from US Post Office Tyvek envelops. I pack one with each spare tube. Never used one yet, but if I need one I probably will need the tube at that time too.
...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is a very good way to put it. I bought...

That is a very good way to put it.

I bought a B17 over a decade and a half ago, based on lots of recommendations I added the Proofide right away. And it never changed shape, but it did get a bit...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have speeded up the break in process on Brooks...

I have speeded up the break in process on Brooks saddles that did not yet have any leather treatment by submerging in room temperature water for up to about 15 SECONDS, not minutes, not hours. Just...
Forum: Touring
04-13-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,485
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Cold, this time of year, in Florida? On our two...

Cold, this time of year, in Florida? On our two person tour, we were roasting on a two week Florida tour in Feb, you are riding in Apr, right?

This is intended to be a learning experience, quit...
04-12-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,763
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The 1961 Ford Galaxy that I had to replace the...

The 1961 Ford Galaxy that I had to replace the brushes on was a generator, but the 1965 Ford station wagon that needed a rebuilt alternator, that was not a generator. I learned as a kid the...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Two theories, the gaps in the pad contact areas...

Two theories, the gaps in the pad contact areas help remove water, some replace when the entire pad contacts the rim because it has worn to the point that those gaps disappeared.

I keep using pads...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,143
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup, dehydrated to save weight.

Yup, dehydrated to save weight.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are two different Racktime folding racks....

There are two different Racktime folding racks. If this is the one you looked at (Adjustable), that can be raised and lowered slightly....
04-11-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is one of two bikes that I considered my...

This is one of two bikes that I considered my wiring to be permanent. Note, no rear rack, sometimes I have a rack on that bike and sometimes not. I built up the bike in spring 2017 and finished the...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Racks for a 700c bike will fit on 26 inch bikes...

Racks for a 700c bike will fit on 26 inch bikes without a problem.

With parts shortages, you might have to buy what is available, not what is best. My comments are assuming that you can find...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,485
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Glad you had a chance to give it a try for a few...

Glad you had a chance to give it a try for a few hours. I am not going to suggest you cut out anything, after your first trip you will have a better idea what is important to you and what is not. And...
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