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Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Doug64

Thanks guys, The problem is that my seatpost...

Thanks guys,
The problem is that my seatpost clamps are as far to the rear as I can get the on the seat rails,, which pretty much precludes using a quick release clamp. I was hoping something like...
Forum: Touring
09-20-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Doug64

Seat Bag for Brooks B 17 Saddle

There are a lot of B17s out there, and I'm wondering if any of you have found a small (.5L) seat bag that will fit your B 17 saddle. I switched my saddle to a different bike today, and had to use all...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 760
Posted By Doug64

I think a tent is a lot more appropriate for...

I think a tent is a lot more appropriate for harsh conditions. Most of our tours are at least a month long, and I'd rather have a tent than get stuck out somewhere wishing I had one. That is my...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 760
Posted By Doug64

A tarp is pretty handy when bugs are not a...

A tarp is pretty handy when bugs are not a problem. My wife and I carry an 8' x 10' sil-nylon tarp on short winter ski trips, and for an emergency shelter in our ski patrol packs; we are backcountry...
09-19-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By Doug64

My son rode back home using a $5 bill as a tire...

My son rode back home using a $5 bill as a tire boot. I taught him this trick about 20 years ago with a $1 bill. He said it was inflation:)...
09-18-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,530
Posted By Doug64

We went from a AQI in the 400s to 86 today after...

We went from a AQI in the 400s to 86 today after a rain storm. The evacuation orders were also lifted Wednesday. We are lucky, things are looking better. Even if it is raining today we might go...
Forum: Touring
09-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 944
Posted By Doug64

I agree with you guys on using the candle...

I agree with you guys on using the candle lantern. I think it does add a little warmth to a small tent that is not too drafty. We used ours a lot winter camping and ski touring.

The current blends...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 944
Posted By Doug64

My wife and I rode through northern Ohio, but it...

My wife and I rode through northern Ohio, but it was early/mid September and did not get much rain or cold weather. We have also ridden through North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan (twice) later in...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

Portugal ...

Portugal
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09-11-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,530
Posted By Doug64

I totally disagree, and that is coming from a...

I totally disagree, and that is coming from a retired forester with 47 years experience. I echo billridesbikes' post.
Do a search for "fire return interval" and it will give you an idea of how 75...
09-11-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,530
Posted By Doug64

Our AQI was 456 this morning, and we are on Level...

Our AQI was 456 this morning, and we are on Level 1 evacuation notice, so we are not going far from the house for awhile. However, we have two of bikes ready to go on the bike rack if we do have to...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By Doug64

I also have a LHT, and still have not cut the...

I also have a LHT, and still have not cut the steerer tube. I agree that buying a new fork is the cleanest way to raise the bars.

This is my touring bike that I built up 10 years ago using a LHT...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,691
Posted By Doug64

I've used Ortlieb panniers for the last 13 years...

I've used Ortlieb panniers for the last 13 years which included a total of 2 years actual touring. They are waterproof, durable, and they easy to mount, and remove from the bike We have 5 sets of...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By Doug64

Why do you need more setback? Are you trying to...

Why do you need more setback? Are you trying to raise your bars? What frame are working with?

If you are trying to adjust your reach using a setback seatpost, it is not a good idea. Seat fore...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada

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09-05-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Doug64

How long before you are riding again depends on...

How long before you are riding again depends on the procedure your surgeon uses. I don't know about open surgery, but recovery using the Da Vinchi method is relatively short. Timing depends on when...
09-05-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By Doug64

Go to the DT site:...

Go to the DT site: https://www.dtswiss.com/en/components/spokes-and-nipples/nipples There are several variables when ordering the standard DT spokes: 4 lengths, 2 materials, 2 thread sizes, 2 colors....
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By Doug64

I have a VO 30 mm setback seatpost. I don't have...

I have a VO 30 mm setback seatpost. I don't have it on a bike right now, but the only way I can see to get the nose of the saddle pointing at the sky is to mount it backwards
09-03-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Doug64

Sounds like a great ride. I'll bet being 19 and...

Sounds like a great ride. I'll bet being 19 and solo added a lot of adventure to your trip.
09-03-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By Doug64

In 1974 I raced on a Peugeot PX10 that weighed 21...

In 1974 I raced on a Peugeot PX10 that weighed 21 lbs. There were some pretty light bikes out there at the time. Just replace the Brooks saddle and you save a pound or more;)

I also toured on it....
09-03-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By Doug64

I was looking for an "around town" bike about 6...

I was looking for an "around town" bike about 6 years ago. The 820 had a good reputation, so I looked for one my size on Craig's List and ebay. I can't remember how it was advertized but I had the...
09-02-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By Doug64

Here is a real steal: 1993 brand new still...

Here is a real steal:

1993 brand new still in the box Trek 820 for $250.
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09-01-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,036
Posted By Doug64

Spain requires helmets. Read this:...

Spain requires helmets.
Read this: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full...2.2019.1650201 (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02699052.2019.1650201)

Take a look at the bibliography at...
08-31-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,036
Posted By Doug64

Read this:...

Read this: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02699052.2019.1650201

Take a look at the bibliography at the end of this paper.
08-31-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,036
Posted By Doug64

I didn't gp through all the posts but good...

I didn't gp through all the posts but good helmets do not have to be "expensive".

This happened yesterday when my head came in contact with the bumper of a car. The helmet is a mid-priced Giro...
08-30-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By Doug64

https://trickledown.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/barga...

https://trickledown.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/bargain-bikes-magna-glacier-point-at-target/
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

Thanks! You guys got me going when you posted...

Thanks!
You guys got me going when you posted about canoeing a while back. That was my backup for this summer, but I dumped my bike on the ice in early march, and tore 2 of the major tendons in my...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

I'm envious. The Icefield Parkway is one of the...

I'm envious. The Icefield Parkway is one of the most beautiful routes I've ever ridden. Have a good ride, and I am looking forward to your pictures:thumb:
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada ...

Icefield Parkway, Alberta, Canada

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08-27-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By Doug64

Yeah, I remember that thread. A picture of my...

Yeah, I remember that thread.
A picture of my wife taking a picture of me taking a picture of her,
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A picture of me taking a picture...
08-27-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Doug64

I'll bet you a beer on the fun:thumb: Welcome!

I'll bet you a beer on the fun:thumb: Welcome!
Forum: Touring
08-27-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

Does that trestle make close to a 180 degree...

Does that trestle make close to a 180 degree curve? My daughter rode portions of the Trail of the Hiawatha, but she must have missed this, or just didn't mention it to us.
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Doug64

These Tubus adapters work well when you do not...

These Tubus adapters work well when you do not have mid-fork mounting points.
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Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

St. Mary Lake, Montana ...

St. Mary Lake, Montana
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08-23-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 885
Posted By Doug64

I'm not sure I do photography to ride, or if I...

I'm not sure I do photography to ride, or if I ride to do photography. I have been editing photos during the Covid 19 turmoil. I started with 50,000 pictures from 2007 to 2020. These pictures...
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

Emblem, Wyoming-- We met 10% of the population...

Emblem, Wyoming-- We met 10% of the population when we stopped by the post office.
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Only a piece of parachute cord and a tent stake...
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Doug64

This might help: ...

This might help:

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I started using cyclocross brake levers to take the pressure off my shoulder when I had shoulder surgery. There...
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

Alberta, Canada-- Sometimes you just do what you...

Alberta, Canada-- Sometimes you just do what you have to do.

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Turn around and get an ice cream cone at the convenience store we...
08-16-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,774
Posted By Doug64

I believe that the OP just exceeded his present...

I believe that the OP just exceeded his present fitness level. I'll use my wife as an example. When she was 55 she rode across the U.S.,averaging over 55 miles a day for 74 consecutive days on a...
08-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Doug64

If the errant pin is in one of the links at one...

If the errant pin is in one of the links at one of the chain's ends, establish your chain length, and adjust your chain length at that end. I never installed a chain that I didn't have to remove 2-4...
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

Yeah, like editing about 50,000 touring photos,...

Yeah, like editing about 50,000 touring photos, 2007-2020. My hope during the virus restrictions was to get them culled out and in some sort of order. I haven't even thought about scanning the...
08-14-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Doug64

I have had surgery on one shoulder (4 torn...

I have had surgery on one shoulder (4 torn tendons including rotator cuff and bicep), and am going in for an MRI next Monday for the other shouder which was injured in March. Both injuries were from...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

We've decided to explore close to home this...

We've decided to explore close to home this summer. It is the first summer we have spent at home in a long time, and is pretty enjoyable. IMO Oregon has some of the best bike riding in the country,...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Doug64

I agree with you. The complexity of fabricating...

I agree with you. The complexity of fabricating an adequate bar bag and mounting system is far greater than making a good set of panniers, and when the project is completed the results are often less...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,666
Posted By Doug64

This is the drivetrain I have put on 6 touring...

This is the drivetrain I have put on 6 touring bikes: 11-34 9 spd. cassette, Shimano LX rear derailleur, Tiagra 4503 front derailleur, Sugino DX 500 44/36/22 mtn crankset. Shimano Tiagra shifters,...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,014
Posted By Doug64

Thanks for taking the time to do this.

Thanks for taking the time to do this.
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

It is great to see all you folks out there on the...

It is great to see all you folks out there on the bikes, especially with all the virus turmoil. I'm a little envious, but hopefully, I'll get over it later in the fall.

Mr. Pedaling Walrus, You...
Forum: Touring
08-10-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Doug64

I made both sets of panniers in the photo. I used...

I made both sets of panniers in the photo. I used a set of old panniers as a guide, but did some modification, including tapering the bags to work on road bikes' short chainstays. I have a lot of...
08-09-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,249
Posted By Doug64

My wife has been using the Terry (non-gel)...

My wife has been using the Terry (non-gel) Liberator saddles for 13 years. She rode across the U.S. averaging over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days, and never had a saddle problem. She was...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 201,355
Posted By Doug64

I hope you like crowds:) ...

I hope you like crowds:)
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