Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Pratt
Showing results 1 to 50 of 780
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Forum: Touring
11-30-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Pratt

Great idea! I'd love to help, but I'm on the...

Great idea! I'd love to help, but I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic for you all, and the wrong side of 70 yo, my children are 30-40s, lots of fun though.
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By Pratt

NEMO Hornet, two person tent. My tours are in...

NEMO Hornet, two person tent.
My tours are in the Northeast and rain is likely at least one day a week. Even in dry weather, the insects want to eat campers.
The above posts pretty much cover my...
11-29-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,590
Posted By Pratt

Does the bike scare me? No, not if you are...

Does the bike scare me?
No, not if you are riding it.
This question has come up before (more than once) and my answer is "If you have to ask..."
11-29-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 616
Posted By Pratt

Situational awareness, I would say, is king, and...

Situational awareness, I would say, is king, and following Masi61's advice to make your intentions clear.
11-28-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,833
Posted By Pratt

This event is mentioned in a front page story in...

This event is mentioned in a front page story in the NYT today, on the increase on US traffic deaths.
11-27-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Pratt

I'm with Barry on the group ride. Failing that,...

I'm with Barry on the group ride.
Failing that, I might consider getting 20 of the front fork quick release brackets you see in the back of pick ups and screwing them to the floor of a rented truck....
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By Pratt

Modern waterproof fabrics are so good that, when...

Modern waterproof fabrics are so good that, when I had the rain covers for my non-waterproof Beckman panniers copied, I saved about half a pound. Based on that, if I were in your situation, and did...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 864
Posted By Pratt

Bonjour Denis, bienvenu Bike Forum. I know...

Bonjour Denis, bienvenu Bike Forum.
I know nothing about Mexican roads, but here, in Vermont, large trucks will get stuck by following their GPS into "roads" that are entirely unsuitable.
The...
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Pratt

Spoke to a nice gentleman at ViaRail today and he...

Spoke to a nice gentleman at ViaRail today and he said that it is possible to take my bike on a train between Montreal and Moncton. Moncton is almost at the causeway, or ferry to PEI, so that could...
11-18-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 784
Posted By Pratt

A couple of years ago, touring along Lake Erie, I...

A couple of years ago, touring along Lake Erie, I found myself wondering why so many vehicle had compression brakes. Then I realized, they didn't, they were moving over for me and their left side...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 992
Posted By Pratt

Many of the "campers" were in RVs that had long...

Many of the "campers" were in RVs that had long since lost the V part of their designation. They were semipermanent, often with landscaping on the site.
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Pratt

TY veganbikes

TY veganbikes
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 992
Posted By Pratt

Clyde- Les Cedres, about 30 miles (48...

Clyde-
Les Cedres, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Montreal.
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Pratt

Still no answer to Veganbike's question, how...

Still no answer to Veganbike's question, how basic are you starting? Frame, tubes, cloth and resin, iron ore?
Forum: Touring
11-15-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 992
Posted By Pratt

Last summer I stayed at a campground in Quebec. ...

Last summer I stayed at a campground in Quebec. I forget what the fee was, but the showers were coin operated and you had to pay if you wanted WiFi at your site.
11-15-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,293
Posted By Pratt

Fear not! Help is on the way. The current issue...

Fear not! Help is on the way. The current issue of the Adventure Cycling magazine has a review of a Titanium Moots bike for $13,000.00+ so you have plenty of headspace.
11-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Pratt

Often hear their hoof beats as they take off.

Often hear their hoof beats as they take off.
11-10-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Pratt

Thanx all. Yes, I realize that a purpose built...

Thanx all. Yes, I realize that a purpose built carbon fiber fork would probably have an augmented layup schedule the way of the hard point and just scabbing on something would be a second rate...
11-09-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Pratt

Mounting Points on Carbon

Is there a reason, or reasons, one could not glue a hard point, or two, onto a carbon frame? The carbon fiber cloth is set in epoxy isn't it?
Down in "Touring" people are frequently asking about...
Forum: Touring
11-09-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Pratt

Perhaps I should be asking in Mechanics, but is...

Perhaps I should be asking in Mechanics, but is there a reason to not epoxy a hard point to a carbon frame? Besides aesthetics?
Forum: Touring
11-08-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Pratt

The Champlain Islands are very nice. The traffic...

The Champlain Islands are very nice. The traffic and hills are both low, but on either side you can see the mountains beyond the lake, Adirondacks to the west, Greens to the east.
Forum: Touring
11-06-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Pratt

Burlington Bikeway

Glancing at the Winter 2022 Cyclosource catalog from Adventure Cycling, I noticed that the cover photo is of the Burlington Bikeway at the bridge over the Winooski River. The flat, snowy expanse to...
Forum: Touring
11-06-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Pratt

What about fabricating a couple of rods that are...

What about fabricating a couple of rods that are long enough, and then putting closer straps on the rods?
Or get new panniers.
Forum: Touring
11-04-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,367
Posted By Pratt

Interesting thread! I used to have a Gerry...

Interesting thread!
I used to have a Gerry stove that ran on butane. It had two dish shaped halves that held the valve assembly. It was great for making tea in the am.
Butane burns hotter than...
11-01-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Pratt

Your post doesn't say where you are, but if I had...

Your post doesn't say where you are, but if I had your concerns, I would call the local professional sports teams, or big time university athletic departments and ask them who treats their players...
Forum: Touring
10-28-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By Pratt

Three years ago, I met a group on the Erie Canal...

Three years ago, I met a group on the Erie Canal Towpath with a guy on an ebike. They had a sag wagon with a little generator if they weren't staying where there was power. The towpath has camping...
10-28-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,361
Posted By Pratt

And nobody stopped to see if he was ok?

And nobody stopped to see if he was ok?
10-23-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By Pratt

On a tandem?

On a tandem?
10-22-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 659
Posted By Pratt

If they are feeling mischievous, they would...

If they are feeling mischievous, they would probably ask what the best chain lube is.
10-22-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By Pratt

Your crotch, especially on longer rides.

Your crotch, especially on longer rides.
10-22-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,394
Posted By Pratt

Since they will replace them, it sounds like a...

Since they will replace them, it sounds like a problem with the layup schedule rather than riders over tightening the clamps.
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,749
Posted By Pratt

^That is why I chose 50% cotton, 50% polyester. ...

^That is why I chose 50% cotton, 50% polyester. It did dry overnight, and so I was able to wash it daily and mostly dry it hanging from a picnic table in the afternoon breeze. Granted, it was...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Pratt

So, George, when you flew, did you bring your...

So, George, when you flew, did you bring your bike, or rent up there?
Forum: Touring
10-13-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,749
Posted By Pratt

This summe,r riding around Quebec for a couple of...

This summe,r riding around Quebec for a couple of weeks, I wore 50/50 cotton/polyester tee shirts by Carhartt. Each afternoon, I would shower and wash the shirt. It was sunny, breezy and low...
10-13-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,598
Posted By Pratt

Chains seem to be like Schrodinger's cat. If you...

Chains seem to be like Schrodinger's cat. If you read threads like this, they require clever and/or exotic techniques and substances to be cleaned, but reading the chain lube threads leads to the...
10-13-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 621
Posted By Pratt

Probably, two eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, toast,...

Probably, two eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, toast, OJ, coffee.
Forum: Touring
10-12-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By Pratt

Given the length of your planned tour, you could...

Given the length of your planned tour, you could combine Gauvins' and Staehp1j's advice. Start your tour with what you have and plan to be at a well stocked bike store after, say, 500km and buy a...
Forum: Touring
10-12-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By Pratt

With 4000k as a test lab, you may have a really...

With 4000k as a test lab, you may have a really well developed idea as to what you want/need for a rack system. As a starting point, I have a Bruce Gordon rear rack on one bike and a built in...
Forum: Touring
10-09-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Pratt

June is pretty full of family obligations chez...

June is pretty full of family obligations chez Pratt and August is both hot and high tourist season, so September is my default. Last summer in Quebec, I was always able to find a campsite, but the...
10-07-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By Pratt

My tinnitus owns out all those faint noises.

My tinnitus owns out all those faint noises.
10-07-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By Pratt

The invisibility didn't work in sunlight.

The invisibility didn't work in sunlight.
10-06-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Pratt

What Big John said, with an emphasis on the "good...

What Big John said, with an emphasis on the "good wheel builder." I'm not in your weight neighborhood, but my 30 year old loaded tourer is still on the original wheels. Many of its miles have been...
Forum: Touring
10-06-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,916
Posted By Pratt

Out of idle curiosity I looked at the MSR 2...

Out of idle curiosity I looked at the MSR 2 person and the NEMO Hornet 2 person at a local store today. The NEMO was a pound lighter and $80.00 cheaper.
Maybe the MSR had a ground cloth, I didn't...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By Pratt

If I had to give up a chainring doing loaded...

If I had to give up a chainring doing loaded touring, the big one would get the chop. It is easier to coast down a hill, than walk up it.
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Pratt

Maybe I should have said, I'm planning for 2023. ...

Maybe I should have said, I'm planning for 2023. I read the CGOAB article. I'm leaning towards just the Eastern part of the island, particularly since I'm also thinking of the Iles Magdeline as a...
10-05-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 926
Posted By Pratt

Or store it with a couple of ounces of the booze...

Or store it with a couple of ounces of the booze of your choice in it. Draining before the next ride, optional.
I used to use cheap rum to winterize the fresh water tanks on the boat, never had a...
10-05-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,999
Posted By Pratt

Easy for me, they are all the same.

Easy for me, they are all the same.
10-01-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By Pratt

What happens to illegally parked cars?

What happens to illegally parked cars?
Forum: Touring
09-26-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By Pratt

Very helpful. Already pencilling in DEET and...

Very helpful. Already pencilling in DEET and head nets. Looking forward to the food, especially the seafood which is rare, or nonexistent here in Vermont.
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,092
Posted By Pratt

Loos even better than it sounded. And now you...

Loos even better than it sounded. And now you know the answers to your questions better than any of us could have told you. Every trip is a learning experience. Sounds like you could learn to slow...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 780
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.