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Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,390
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I was there in 2019, pre-covid. Thus I am...

I was there in 2019, pre-covid. Thus I am clueless if hostels are the same as they used to be before covid. If they are still operating and if you wanted to sightsee for a few days, that was a low...
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This sloping top tube argument, I just can't get...

This sloping top tube argument, I just can't get excited about it. Quite happy with my sloping top tube heavy touring bike. The frame is strong enough that the frame won't crack at the top tube. But...
Forum: Touring
12-07-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Back then there was a philosophy that you wanted...

Back then there was a philosophy that you wanted a fist full of seapost. If you had more seatpost than that, your frame was too small.

That said, I am perfectly happy with my horizontal top tube...
12-06-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 466
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you don't want to say what you really think,...

If you don't want to say what you really think, maybe it is best that you don't. I generally avoid people that talk in some strange code, if they had something useful to say then no code would be...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The marketing dept really hates people that say...

The marketing dept really hates people that say that sort of thing.
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Since you tour on a light road bike, you might...

Since you tour on a light road bike, you might want to research tubeless on that type of bike.

I have read that some roadies that used tubeless on high pressure skinny tires had problems...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Really good point. Even shallow fresh snow can...

Really good point. Even shallow fresh snow can really slow you down a lot. The snow in the photo is not deep at all but it probably cut my speed by 30 percent or more. (I do not tour in winter, the...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I built up a LHT in 2004, started with a road...

I built up a LHT in 2004, started with a road triple (52/42/30) except I put a 24T granny on it when I built it up. Found that the 52 was bigger than I wanted, so decided to change that to half step...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Speaking of tiny tools like ratchets, this one...

Speaking of tiny tools like ratchets, this one has a tire lever handle, but I was lucky to buy mine a few months ago when that packet with bits was half the price....
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If your punctures are from road debris getting...

If your punctures are from road debris getting through the tire, such as small wires or glass or thorns or nails, the plus might help a lot.

But if your punctures are pinch flats (or snake bite...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This couple has done a lot of bike touring, some...

This couple has done a lot of bike touring, some of which was in cold weather.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8bM_y2J-rhv1FL3hdP2VSA

This gal used to do some pretty wild bike tours, this trip...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Generically, Zinn has written on aluminum frames...

Generically, Zinn has written on aluminum frames being more prone to fracture than steel due to inherent properties of the alloys common to those two elements....
12-06-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 466
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Thank you, I was wondering who on this forum was...

Thank you, I was wondering who on this forum was named Karen, but now know that it probably is a dog whistle on social media or something like that.

Twice in the past half decade a friend of mine...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Tourist in MSN

For my past few tours I had my chain lube in my...

For my past few tours I had my chain lube in my handlebar bag. Previous to that there were too many times when I planned to lube my chain in the campsite, but forgot and the lube being in a pannier...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My Rohloff bike gearing for touring with a 36T...

My Rohloff bike gearing for touring with a 36T chainring, 16T sprocket, 14 evenly spaced gears from 16.2 to 85.1 gear inches. That is with a 57mm wide 26 inch tire.

I use a 44T chainring when...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Studded tires are very slow, only use them if you...

Studded tires are very slow, only use them if you have to. Or, if marginal but not terrible conditions, consider studded only on the front.

Water, if there is snow you melt that with your liquid...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have three touring bikes, one with a Rohloff...

I have three touring bikes, one with a Rohloff and two with derailleurs. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. I bought my Rohloff from an internet seller in Germany nine years ago, by...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I think there are a wide variety of bikes that...

I think there are a wide variety of bikes that would fit this quite well. I am assuming you will use drop bars, as that is the norm in USA.

Thanks for mentioning Fairlight, I was not familiar with...
Forum: Touring
12-04-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Touring, are you thinking ultra light in which...

Touring, are you thinking ultra light in which case you could get by with bikepacking gear (no racks). Or a bit heavier with rear rack and panniers and handlebar bag or harness. Or, more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 453
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Some seatposts are marked with their size. But...

Some seatposts are marked with their size. But some only had a sticker that falls off later.

If you do not have a good caliper to measure the diameter, you could wrap a piece of paper around it...
12-04-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 466
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have a regular route for exercise, when I ride...

I have a regular route for exercise, when I ride that route I almost never look at my computer because I know from past rides at any point about where I am on that route, how much further to go, etc....
Forum: Touring
12-03-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Fully agree. I have two tool bags for touring,...

Fully agree. I have two tool bags for touring, one for my Rohloff and S&S bike, the other for my derailleur bikes. And some tools that always go on a tour so those tools move from one bag to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 453
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I had a seatpost (painted black) that was...

I had a seatpost (painted black) that was slightly undersize, kept sliding down. Got tired of that, so I cleaned off the grease and masked off the part of the post above where the post went into the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 502
Posted By Tourist in MSN

There are two versions of the Racktime Foldit...

There are two versions of the Racktime Foldit rack. I would suggest the adjustable version, as you can set the rack height at three different levels. A tall pannier might need a taller rack....
Forum: Touring
12-02-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Cute. I have wondered after I handed my bike...

Cute.

I have wondered after I handed my bike over to TSA at the airport if the cork I have shoved into my seatspost would be removed when I got it back. I use a wine cork to hold my spare spokes...
Forum: Touring
12-02-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that I carry spare spokes...

I mentioned above that I carry spare spokes inside the seat post, and that is all that goes inside the bike. It makes sense to me since the odds are that I will never need a spare spoke, thus...
Forum: Touring
12-02-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You have clearly thought this out.

You have clearly thought this out.
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I mentioned above that I bring a small tarp on...

I mentioned above that I bring a small tarp on kayak and canoe trips to sit under during those all day windy rain storms.

And I mentioned that is it a Eno hammock tarp, although I do not sleep in...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 665
Posted By Tourist in MSN

My smallest sprockets are 11 and 12, biggest...

My smallest sprockets are 11 and 12, biggest chainring is 46 on my derailleur touring bikes. I only use my two highest gears (115.5 and 105.9 gear inches on my light touring bike) on shallow...
Forum: Touring
11-30-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 593
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am probably the one that you heard about...

I am probably the one that you heard about carrying spare spokes in a seatpost. That is the only thing that I carry inside the bike.

Tubes, I put those in a zip lock before putting them wherever...
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 911
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I used a cutoff wheel on a Dremel tool, almost...

I used a cutoff wheel on a Dremel tool, almost anything you can think of will make a much wider slot than that. But maybe a hacksaw would not be too bad.

If I was to try a hacksaw, I would start...
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 911
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have never broken a seatpost bolt, but I have...

I have never broken a seatpost bolt, but I have had to get them tight enough that I worried about it. On a couple of my bikes I cut a slot into the end of the seatpost bolt so that if it broke I...
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few other threads you may want to look at. ...

A few other threads you may want to look at.
https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1263222-location-tracking.html...
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Tourist in MSN

On the topic of needing a tarp to cook under, I...

On the topic of needing a tarp to cook under, I do not cook (as in a long simmer where you stir the pot) in a tent vestibule, but my tent has a fairly large and high vestibule and I have heated up...
Forum: Touring
11-28-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 594
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Nope, not on bike tours. I bring a big enough...

Nope, not on bike tours. I bring a big enough tent that I can get all my gear inside the tent. If it is raining in the morning, I can pack up my panniers when I am alone in my two person tent, so the...
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sealline is another brand. The yellow one in my...

Sealline is another brand. The yellow one in my photo in my previous post is a Sealline.
https://www.seallinegear.com/packs-duffels

I met a couple in Iceland that decided that backpacking was not...
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you want something strapped on the back of a...

If you want something strapped on the back of a rack that is a backpack, I would be more inclined to use one of the drybag type backpacks. There are several of different sizes and brands. I have had...
Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are starting a 10 month tour, you really...

If you are starting a 10 month tour, you really need to learn more about bike maintenance and adjustment. On youtube, Park Tools has excellent videos. There are a few others that also have very good...
Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,785
Posted By Tourist in MSN

If you are trying to carry 10 months of...

If you are trying to carry 10 months of expendables, that is where your weight problem came from.

My longer trips are six weeks, not many months. But on a six week trip I bring a few extra ounces...
Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,785
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is why I switched to Picaridin, did not want...

That is why I switched to Picaridin, did not want any more Deet damage. Decades ago I bought a tiny little bottle of 100 percent Deet that I occasionally carry. On my last tour (five weeks) used...
Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yours look like they are all fabric, not the PVC...

Yours look like they are all fabric, not the PVC sheeting on my classic rollers.

If you have no luck with Ortlieb offering help, my suggestion would not waterproof them, but may help improve water...
Forum: Touring
11-26-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,602
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Decades ago before the newer chain lubes had been...

Decades ago before the newer chain lubes had been invented, some people would use gear lube, something like 85W140 gear lube, but they would add kerosene to it to make it less viscous. The theory was...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I would expect that any mechanic would install a...

I would expect that any mechanic would install a new cable when changing shifters.
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,785
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You mentioned Permethrin. The permethrin that I...

You mentioned Permethrin. The permethrin that I have bought was used on clothing, not on your body, I applied that to clothing at home before the trip, I do not take it on a trip.

For insect...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,785
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Sleeping bag, tent, sleeping pad, there might not...

Sleeping bag, tent, sleeping pad, there might not be a lot you can do to save weight without incurring a lot of cost.

Cooking gear, I bring a stove, one big pot (titanium), small pot that is also...
Forum: Touring
11-24-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Tourist in MSN

It may be best to have plenty of steerer tube and...

It may be best to have plenty of steerer tube and spacers above the headset so you have lots of options. And as you age, it can be nice to raise the bars higher too.

In the photo I am using a 17...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,785
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I try to do sink laundry almost every day. Two...

I try to do sink laundry almost every day. Two shirts, two pants, two bike shorts, two jerseys, four undies and four socks. One pair bike shoes, one pair hiking shoes. That means a 25 foot...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I turn 69 next month. I find that raising my bars...

I turn 69 next month. I find that raising my bars about 10 to 20mm over the past decade to be all the adjustment I needed.

I can't imagine pushing into a strong headwind without using the drops on...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,390
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yeah, I found the trail was slower going, gravel...

Yeah, I found the trail was slower going, gravel is always slower than pavement. But, the trail is a lot flatter. That said, I thought that PEI was less hilly than NS.
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,390
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Moncton is not far from the Confederation Bridge....

Moncton is not far from the Confederation Bridge. I camped at Murray Beach Provincial Park for a night after crossing the bridge into NB from PEI, if you are looking for a campground on NB before you...
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