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Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By headwind15

I am thinking of taking an old (Used) toilet and...

I am thinking of taking an old (Used) toilet and putting it out on a street and painting a white start line next to it. I will use an official timer to time my world record for circling a toilet. ...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,785
Posted By headwind15

It's a little difficult to write exactly where...

It's a little difficult to write exactly where you went overboard without a detailed packing list. I can say that you have six gear load points on your pictured and divided by your stated gear weight...
Forum: Touring
08-30-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By headwind15

I don't know if you are committed to touring...

I don't know if you are committed to touring alone. One thing that is frustrating about bike touring is finding someone who tours the same way and is interested is going somewhere at the same time. I...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 750
Posted By headwind15

I don't know how much stuff you will end up...

I don't know how much stuff you will end up putting on top of your rear rack. Most cyclists don't realize until it happens to them, that they find out that their foot can catch on stuff on the rear...
Forum: Touring
08-29-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By headwind15

Freestanding onot

This is pretty much the scenario I was referring to.
Forum: Touring
08-28-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 750
Posted By headwind15

You wrote about putting front panniers on the...

You wrote about putting front panniers on the Specialized. It does look like it has a threaded eyelet on the fork. One problem with the fork is that it is carbon with no mid fork riv-nut/ receiving...
Forum: Touring
08-28-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By headwind15

As far as freestanding V.S. not freestanding. My...

As far as freestanding V.S. not freestanding. My experience has been that if it's going to rain or it has been raining and you would prefer to not deal with having muddy feet, a potentially muddy...
Forum: Touring
08-22-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By headwind15

I discovered that as far as cushions for bar ends...

I discovered that as far as cushions for bar ends go, that if you cut two 1" x 2.5" pieces of inexpensive rubber flip-flop and electrical or duct tape them to your bar-ends and the put some handlebar...
08-21-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By headwind15

Another idea for stoker handlebars: Use road...

Another idea for stoker handlebars: Use road bars but mount them flipped up and pointed backwards.
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,934
Posted By headwind15

I met a couple this summer who claimed that they...

I met a couple this summer who claimed that they had had both of their fully loaded touring bikes stolen during the night, just fifteen feet from their tent while touring in Hawaii.
Forum: Touring
08-17-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,934
Posted By headwind15

I am assuming that at some point you will...

I am assuming that at some point you will stopping at a grocery store too. I recommend that you add a combo cable lock to your gear. Personally, I am more concerned about someone rolling away my...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,635
Posted By headwind15

I have made custom lugs before. I do the lay out...

I have made custom lugs before. I do the lay out covering the tube with masking tape and prefer a ball point pen (more precise). An easier way to do it is using a hole saw bit/ blade for the holes...
08-17-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,206
Posted By headwind15

I have been a store owner for over 12 years and...

I have been a store owner for over 12 years and frame builder for over 20. I am having a hard time understanding your complaints / description of discomfort. Hands bearing a lot of weight...
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,406
Posted By headwind15

Because having different weighted stuff in your...

Because having different weighted stuff in your front panniers can result in your bike pulling to one side, I recommend filling things that do not change weight in your front panniers and spend some...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By headwind15

Carbonfiberboy... it sounds like you know a lot...

Carbonfiberboy... it sounds like you know a lot about this...
Saddle sores are not the same as "sore butt." Saddle sores are essentially bed-sores, break down of the skin due to long term oxygen...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By headwind15

Some where around 1997 or 1998, my wife and I...

Some where around 1997 or 1998, my wife and I rode a tandem down the California coast. Because of the prolonged sitting, we both ended up with Pressure points induced "sore butts". (not abrasion...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,319
Posted By headwind15

I have some new ideas: I have had recently been...

I have some new ideas: I have had recently been having crotch issues. I am in monsoon country, which means extreme humidity. Sweat goes down my back and into my shorts. Wet grinding is really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By headwind15

Bianchi is actually finishing up building a new...

Bianchi is actually finishing up building a new 30,000 S.F.M. (square foot meters) building facility in Treviglio, Italy. 17,000 SFM of the space will be for production. I am sure their low end...
08-03-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By headwind15

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years,...

As a bicycle store owner for over 12 years, womens cycling coach and a guy who developed the pinpoint size system and raced three years as a junior as well as 1-2 pro for five years, I can tell you...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-29-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By headwind15

My opinion is that the largest geometry on your...

My opinion is that the largest geometry on your chart is too small: IE.. Short (59cm) top tube and depending on how upright you want to be, as far as the head tube length is The bottom bracket drop...
07-24-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 669
Posted By headwind15

There is something called E.R.D. (short for...

There is something called E.R.D. (short for effective rim diameter). Different rims have different ERD's. You need to look up the ERD for the rims that you plan to use. Next, go to an on line...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By headwind15

Lower top tube.

No problem with a 10 cm / (4 inch) shorter seat tube as long as the (virtual) top tube length is in range of the right length and head tube is the right height and seat tube angle is OK.
FYI: I...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By headwind15

I have been touring for quite a while and...

I have been touring for quite a while and wholeheartedly agree with DeadGrandpa. That is why I think it is so sad the way I see there photos of tourists on bikes, a lot of the time their bikes have...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By headwind15

My opinion would be largely based on what size...

My opinion would be largely based on what size your 7 speed freewheel is. It depends on how much stuff you will be touring with and how strong your legs are/ how big a gear you want to push. If I...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By headwind15

Sorry, I assumed that the bar yak was what you...

Sorry, I assumed that the bar yak was what you were calling the bar in the video.
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By headwind15

I have one on one of my bikes and it's 4cm (just...

I have one on one of my bikes and it's 4cm (just over 1.5 inches) from the handle bars to the bar, no where near 20cm. I made my own handlebar harness. It turned out o.k., but I am short/ have low...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By headwind15

Yes to Froome no to Cavendish

Anyone think it's weird that with basically no decent recent race results, that Israel is letting Chris Froome race the TDF and the boss at Quick step is absolutely dead set on not sending last...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By headwind15

I you want to put a rigid fork on it, you need to...

I you want to put a rigid fork on it, you need to measure the (front) axle to the headset race crown distance (in mm's/ cm's). You are looking for a fork of that length. There is a name for that...
06-27-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By headwind15

From your description its hard to tell what is...

From your description its hard to tell what is going on. If the shifter is "ghost" shifting; ie.., you swing the shifter and there are no clicks, you have a shifter with thick coagulated grease...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,670
Posted By headwind15

I recently made some fork harnesses that let me...

I recently made some fork harnesses that let me strap my tent base (without poles) on one side of the fork, strap my mattress and other inflatables on the other side. I put a small rack on the front...
Forum: Touring
06-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By headwind15

As a TREK bike store owner from that era, I can...

As a TREK bike store owner from that era, I can say you might be better served putting your post in the mountain bike section since you upgrades are more in line with your mountain bike, not so much...
Forum: Touring
06-26-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By headwind15

Have you decided on how long you want to tour...

Have you decided on how long you want to tour for?
Are you a seasoned bike tourist?
I do not have ant specific numbers, but believe that A) It might be difficult to find a rental bike that would...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By headwind15

Sardinia, italy

Sardinia, italy
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By headwind15

I am from the bike industry, I can help. In the...

I am from the bike industry, I can help. In the old days there were different hardnesses of metal in cogs. (Rockwell hardness test) an old Regina had teeth that were soft, Rockwell hardness test...
06-16-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By headwind15

I believe that unless you put a super high stem...

I believe that unless you put a super high stem on a frame with a 47 cm top tube, your knees are going to hit the handlebars. I do not know of/ never seen geometry for / have never seen an adult...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By headwind15

I do not know where you are financially,...

I do not know where you are financially, hopefully you have a money printing mint in your basement. It sounds expensive to me. Flying there and back has to be way over $2000 besides the cost to fly...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By headwind15

Since it sounds like you are new to doing...

Since it sounds like you are new to doing distance events/ rides. My piece of advise is to put yourself on a "hydration schedule". Using a cyclecomputer/ watch or anything that you can monitor...
06-12-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By headwind15

You have a huge advantage that you have the...

You have a huge advantage that you have the Rossin to try out. I would guess that the Rossin has a 51 or 52 cm top tube. If you really want a 47.5 top tube and don't want foot overlap, yea, you...
Forum: Touring
06-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By headwind15

When I shop for a sleeping pad, I avoid the self...

When I shop for a sleeping pad, I avoid the self inflating ones, because the foam/ whatever they use in the self inflating pads means that they will not pack down small/ take up too much space. ...
06-10-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By headwind15

I have been a frame builder for the last 20plus...

I have been a frame builder for the last 20plus years and am an small frame expert. If your cad pic is accurate as far as seat height, I would recommend a shorter seat tube. Face it you are really...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By headwind15

You need to expand your search beyond...

You need to expand your search beyond availability at the airport. Another source, would to find out if there is a bike shop or motorcycle store in Trujillo that you may find a bike box. I...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,944
Posted By headwind15

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent...

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent companies can claim/ as to what a tent company classifies their tent is suitable for how many people. For instance: I have a 2 meter x 2 meter (80" x...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By headwind15

When I first started touring (over 36 years ago)...

When I first started touring (over 36 years ago) I used a foam pad, I could sleep on it. Fast forward 36 years and now I can't get comfortable on a foam pad, plus honestly the take up a lot of space.
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,162
Posted By headwind15

There is a lot of discussion here about...

There is a lot of discussion here about punctures. Outside of making a recommendation for a pad, I do recommend that you ditch your tent "footprint"/ ground cover and upgrade to a Tyvek lightweight...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,555
Posted By headwind15

This thread hits home for me. As I get older, I...

This thread hits home for me. As I get older, I have had more sleeping problems (while at home). Last fall I was touring in California near Lompoc. In a short amount of time my left leg started to...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-22-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,586
Posted By headwind15

I don't know if you are the original owner, but...

I don't know if you are the original owner, but it might be a warrantee issue. You might contact a Fuji dealer and see what they say. If the warrantee is a no go, I would strip the paint back and...
05-12-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By headwind15

I was a bicycle store owner for over 12 years and...

I was a bicycle store owner for over 12 years and used to sell tandems, some of the less expensive ones had idler wheels (Crestline tandems come to mind), The truth is one thing is for sure: Idler...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By headwind15

If you find a used Windsor Tourist, It was...

If you find a used Windsor Tourist, It was similar, 'cept it had STI shifters instead of bar ends. Seems like it's becoming to find bikes that come with 36 hole touring wheels. At bikes direct,...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,098
Posted By headwind15

I do not recommend that you let someone on this...

I do not recommend that you let someone on this forum decide what bike you should buy. Different bikes have different fit/ RE; reach and seat to handlebar offset, height differentiation/ different...
Forum: Touring
04-29-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,898
Posted By headwind15

Since I was a bike store owner for over 12 years,...

Since I was a bike store owner for over 12 years, I tried out a lot of seats. Isn't there some logic that if you don't like a seat n the first mile, that it's somewhat geometric, in that you are...
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